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Table of Contents
    UF Law students raise money for tsunami victims
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Events and opportunities
        Page 5
    Faculty scholarship and activities
        Page 6
        Page 7
    UF Law calendar
        Page 8
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I Unive 0lrs iy oG. n C e f w N e V. 8, N

UF Law Students Raise Money

for Tsunami Victims

The whole world was stunned by the tsunami
that struck southern Asia in December but for
one UF law student, the tragedy was a bit more
Mitesh Patel (3L) was visiting family in India
when the tsunami hit, killing thousands of people
in that country and more than 160,000 through-
out Asia and Africa.
"It was like being in the U.S. after Sept. 11,"
he said. "Even in places not directly affected by
the tsunami, everyone was in shock."
Now Patel, a member of the Asian/Pacific
American Law Students Association (APALSA),
is working to raise money for victims of the
He's not alone. APALSA, the Black Law
Students Association (BLSA), CaribLaw and
the Spanish American Law Students Associa-
tion (SALSA) will be collecting donations for
tsunami relief in the law school courtyard every
day this week. They will be joined by other law
students who have taken on tsunami relief fund-
raising as a public service project.
"I know we'll make a difference, even if
people give us nothing but their pocket change,"
he said. "Most people in America have no idea
how much impact even a small amount of money
can have in India. The cost-of-living is low and
the immediate needs of disaster victims are very
basic things like food and shelter."
Patel and his wife, Wendy, were staying with
relatives in India's Gujarat Province over winter
break when the tsunami struck. Though Gujarat
wasn't in the path of the tsunami, Patel said,
everyone in the country was affected emotionally
by the disaster.
"The news sort of trickled in, at least in the
English-language press," he said. "At first there
were some vague reports that a tsunami had

hit, and within a day or so
there were reporters on the
scene saying that maybe a
thousand people had been
killed. And the numbers
kept going up."
Patel's family had its
own brush with disaster
four years ago when a
massive earthquake struck
Gujarat. He said his family's
experiences in that disaster
inspired him to do some-
thing for tsunami victims.
"After the earthquake, the
Indian government pledged Mitesh Patel poses in front of the Gandhi Ashram
to help," Patel said. "But in Ahmadabad, India. Patel was visiting India when
many of the victims never the tsunami struck, and is now working to raise
S. money for relief efforts. "I know we'll make a
got a penny of aid. Some of difference, even if people give us nothing but their
my aunts and uncles who pocket change," he said.
could probably be described
as middle-class are still
living in earthquake-damaged houses, and it's
even worse for the poor.

"People need help from outside agencies that
can deliver aid where it's needed," he said.
Donations from the law student fundraiser
will go to the tsunami relief fund of the Interna-
tional Red Cross. Even cash-strapped students
can have an impact on the lives of disaster
victims, Patel said.
"If every law student gave just one dollar,
I'd be happy," he said. "If you get it to the right
agency, even a small amount of money can go a
long way."
Patel is a former president of APALSA and
currently is chair of the Honor Committee. For
information on how you can help, e-mail Patel at
mitesh(@ufl.edu L


Career Services (2)
Free Counseling (3)
Failing Grades
author to speak at
law school (4)



Career Services

Community Service Project Offers
New Ways to Help the Community

Have Breakfast
with Dean Jerry

The semester's first
"Breakfast with the
Dean" event will
be held at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan.
26 in the Faculty
Dining Room.
Anyone who has
concerns, questions
or comments can
discuss them with
Dean Robert Jerry.
RSVP to Ellen
Robinson at
ufl.edu. Seating is

BLSA Talent
Show Needs

The Black Law
Students Asso-
ciation is looking
for professors
and students to
participate in its
talent show Feb. 5.
Those interested
in participating
should contact
Schnelle Tonge at

2 FlaLaw


Are you a law student who volunteers as a Big
Brother or Big Sister, builds houses for Habitat for
Humanity or serves meals at St. Francis House?
If so, the Center for Career Services can help
you get recognition for your hard work.
The center is launching the Community
Service Project, which allows students to earn
a certificate of recognition for their work with
community organizations.
The project is similar in many ways to the Pro
Bono Project, though volunteers do non-legal
work. Career Services will keep track of each
participant's hours and have an annual recogni-
tion event each spring.
For information on available service projects,
visit http://www.volunteergateway.org/.

Apply Now for Paid Public Interest
Summer Fellowships
First- and second-year students can spend the
summer interning at legal aid and legal services
programs around the state for pay through
the Florida Bar Foundation.
The foundation is seeking candidates with
experience working with the low-income com-
munity, a record of academic achievement, writ-
ing skills, and previous contact with and long-
term commitment to public service or pro bono
work. Applicants can specify their preference in
program placement.
The fellowship begins with a May 19-20
training and orientation seminar. Fellows are
scheduled to work May 23-Aug.5. Applications
are available in the Center for Career Services or
at www.flabarfndn.org and must be received by
Monday, Jan. 31.

Stay Up-to-Date with
Career Services Listserv
Students who want the latest updates on
scholarships, on-campus interviews and other
career issues can sign up for the Career Services
Hotline Listserv by sending a blank e-mail to
career-hotline-subscribe @law.ufl.edu. If you
do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 24
hours, send an e-mail to howellje @law.ufl.edu
notifying Career Services of the problem.

Phase Two OCI Bidding
Begins Today

Phase Two bidding for Spring OCI
opens today and closes Sunday, Jan.
23 at midnight. Bids must be in and
resumes uploaded by that time.

Judicial Externships Available
Judicial extemships help students develop their
legal research, writing and analytical skills. They
also create a foundation from which students can
develop postgraduate judicial clerkship opportuni-
ties. The Career Services website maintains a list
of available faculty-created externships. Students
also can create their own extemships, choosing a
city or state in which to work.
Students who missed the judicial extemship
informational meeting last week can still catch the
small group meeting at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 18, in
Career Services. Judicial extemship packets are
due in Career Services by noon Jan. 20. Students
who cannot meet the deadline should contact
Assistant Director Carol Kuczora to set up an
appointment to discuss a time extension. (Since
judges will be conducting interviews, candidates
should take advantage of the mock interviews
available by appointment in Career Services.)
Anticipated summer and fall positions are with
the Florida Supreme Court; U.S. District Court
Judges Fawcett (Orlando), Moody (Tampa), Paul
and Mickle (Gainesville); U.S. Bankruptcy Judg-
es Briskman (Orlando), Paskay and Williamson
(Tampa), Friedman (West Palm Beach), Mark
(Miami), Ray (Fort Lauderdale); Eighth Judicial
Circuit Judges Sieg (criminal law), Lewis and
McNeal (family law), Ohlman (Compensation
Claims); and probate judges.
Continued on page 3

Continued from page 2

Florida Supreme Court
Clerkship Opportunity
The office of Florida Supreme Court Justice
Peggy A. Quince is now accepting applications for
a coveted two-year law clerk position. This posi-
tion will begin in September 2005. The primary
selection criteria for this opening are (1) writing
and research experience (2) law review, moot
court, trial team or comparable experience and (3)
class rank. Each applicant should submit a cover
letter (including a statement of interest), a resume
(including GPA and class rank), writing sample, list
of references, and both law school and undergradu-
ate transcripts. For full details, go to the UF law job
bank on eAttorney.

'Ships' Workshop Thursday
Career Services will present an informative
workshop to advise students about clerkships,
fellowships, externships and internships at 11
a.m. Jan. 20 in room 285D. Many "ships" are
deadline-driven and most are fairly competitive.

Public Interest Law Week
Students who want to go into public interest law
can learn more in early February, when Career
Services hosts Public Interest Law Week. From
Feb. 1-5, Career Services staff will answer ques-
tions about careers in public service in a series of
workshops, followed by a weekend public service
outreach project. Check the next issue of FlaLaw
for dates and times. LO

Speed Networking Class
Networking is an essential skill for anyone in
the professional world from students to fac-
ulty to practicing attorneys. Legal professionals 6 o i -6 -
will join Career Services staff members at noon
Jan. 19 in the Faculty Dining Room to teach the
art of "working a room." 1 6 6 i
*~ g **g,. -*

Free Counseling Available

By Erica Byrnes, Resource Counselor, -- rs

Counseling can help improve your quality of
life by supporting you in a way that is unique as
you work through difficult issues in your life.
Talking with a trained counselor presents an
opportunity for you to explore issues related to
yourself that normally get swept aside in the rush
of our daily lives. Discussing personal concerns
in a non-judging environment is a safe and
healthy way to resolve issues in your life. If you
feel that you would like to talk to a counselor
about any issue in your life, whether it is large or
small, please feel free to contact me and set up
an appointment.
My office hours for Spring 2005 Semester are
as follows:
Monday, 10:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, noon-6 p.m.
Wednesday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
You can contact me at bymes(law.ufl.edu, or by

stopping by the Student Affairs Office. Confiden-
tial appointment request forms are located on my
door immediately to the right when you enter the
Student Affairs suite. I look forward to meeting
you and serving you in the future. LO


Upcoming Law

UF law students
can attend con-
ferences free of
charge with regis-
tration. For more
information, contact
Barbara Devoe
at 392-8070 or
or other contacts as
listed below.
* Music Law Con-
ference, Jan 29
at J. Wayne Reitz
Union. Contact
Aisha Salem at
* Richard E. Nelson
Symposium, Feb.
11 at the Hilton UF
Conference Center.
This year's topic:
regulation of bill-
boards. Registration
ends Jan. 28.
* Law and Technol-
ogy Conference,
Feb 24-25 at
Sheraton World
Resort in Orlando.
Registration ends
Feb. 18.
* Race and Law
Curriculum, Feb.
24-26 at Hilton UF
Conference Center.
Registration ends
Feb. 17.
* Public Interest
Conference, Feb.
24-26 at J. Wayne
Reitz Union. For
information, con-
tact Adam Regar
at aregar@ufl.
edu orAshley
Cross-Rapaport at

January 18,2005 3

Failing Grades Author Kaplan

To Speak Here Wednesday

W~ A

Apply for

Continuing Student
Scholarships of
$1,000-$1,500 for
second- and third-
year law students
are listed on the
Financial Aid bul-
letin board. Applica-
tions are available
from Student
Affairs, and must be
returned by Friday,
Feb. 4. Current
scholarship recipi-
ents are eligible to
receive only one
scholarship from the
law school during a

Spring Finals
Schedule Now

The schedule for
Spring 2005 final
exams is now
posted on the
Levin College of
Law website at

4 FlaLaw

By Cornne Simon (1L)

A nationally-recognized mediator and author
will speak in the first of a series of brown-bag
lunches sponsored by the W. George Allen Chap-
ter of the National Black Law Students Associa-
tion Jan. 19 in the Bailey Courtroom at noon.
H. Roy Kaplan is former executive director of
the Tampa Bay chapter of the National Confer-

"We don't
create time
for the human
element in
- H. Roy Kaplan

ence for Commu-
nity and Justice,
a human relations
organization that
works to address
bias, bigotry and
racism in the com-
munity. Kaplan,
who is well-known
for his work in

providing students with alternatives to cultural
injustice, recently authored Failing Grades: How
Schools Breed Frustration, Anger and Violence,
and How to Prevent It, released March 2004.
"We don't create time for the human element
in school, which reduces students to their lowest
common denominator units, instead of individ-
uals," Kaplan said during a phone interview.
The book presents case studies of Kaplan's
work as a mediator between students, teach-
ers and administrators, focusing on how low
academic achievement in schools is often tied
to conflicts of communication, class and race.
Kaplan also offers preventive and alleviation
techniques in the book, such as creating oppor-
tunities for teachers and students to speak with
each other about the cultural issues that affect
their lives.
"It's important for students to attend because
race, class or gender affect us in every aspect of
the law," said BLSA President Tonya Fewell (3L).
"By educating ourselves, we're preparing to be
better lawyers." She said it is an honor for Kaplan
to devote time to UF law students.
Kaplan received his Ph.D. in sociology from
the University of Massachusetts in 1971. He

received the U.S. Department of Education
Heroes Award in 1998 and University of Tampa
Ethics Award in 2004. Currently, he is a visit-
ing associate professor in Africana studies at the
University of South Florida in Tampa.
"The whole notion of violence on campuses
is a misnomer in many ways," said Kaplan, who
served as an advisor on the President's Commis-
sion on Race Relations. "Most people think of
physical violence, but most of it is psychological
violence as a result of isolation and alienation of

those students. Both the staff and students need
to know we're in this together and that there are
ways we can create a safe and conducive aca-
demic environment for all."
The UF chapter of BLSA has scheduled brown
bag lunches for Feb. 9, March 15 and April 13.
For more information, contact Schnelle Tonge at
stonge@ufl.edu. L


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Events & Opportunities

Study in the Netherlands
for Fall 2005 Semester

UF law students can now apply for the UF-
Leiden exchange program, which gives them the
chance to spend the Fall 2005 semester at Leiden
University in the Netherlands.
Leiden offers more than 50 courses in public
international law, European community law and
comparative law.
The application deadline is Feb. 18 at 4 p.m.
Students can pick up applications in the Office
of Student Affairs. For more information contact
Noemar Castro at 392-0421 or castro @tlaw.ufl.edu
or check the Student Affairs website.

Alzheimer's Advocacy Meeting Jan. 21
Medical experts and advocates for patients with
Alzheimer's disease will speak to UF law stu-
dents in a Jan. 21 workshop at noon in the Bailey
Titled "Alzheimer's Advocacy 101," the work-
shop will update participants on issues currently
facing Alzheimer's advocates and prepare them
for an upcoming lobbying effort in Tallahassee.
The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Career
Services and the Estates, Trusts and Elder Law
Speakers include Josepha Cheong, M.D., a UF
associate professor of psychiatry and neurology
and chief of geriatric psychiatry at Shands Hospi-
tal; Richard Mitchell, director of the North Central
Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association;
Natalie Kelly, the Association's Florida lobbyist,
and Jack and Emily Robarts, co-directors of public
policy for the association's southeast Florida
For more information, contact Rebecca Brown
at portial @ufl.edu.

Volunteer for Dance Marathon
The Family Law Society is seeking volunteers
to help the Levin College
of Law send its first del-
egation to the UF Dance
Marathon April 2-3.
The marathon is a
32-hour event in which

students stay awake and


on their feet to raise money and awareness for the
Children's Network at Shands Children's Hospital.
The UF law delegation needs dancers, event
organizers, envelope-stuffers and other volunteers.
For more information, send an e-mail to
fji ili \I% social ( hlotiiil c ill

Honor Committee Member Needed
The Honor Committee is in need of one more
second-semester student to fill an open member
position. Interested students should e-mail their
resumes to ufhonorcommittee@hotmail.com by
5 p.m. Jan 19. Interviews will be held Jan. 20.
Interview times and the location will be e-mailed
to interested students once their resumes are

New National Lawyers Guild
Officers & Projects
UF's chapter of the National Lawyers Guild is
starting the year with a new set of officers and a
full plate of projects.
In December, members of the NLG held officer
elections, choosing Timothy McCourt (1L) as
president, John Meehan (2L) as vice president,
Kara Coggins (2L) as treasurer, and Libby Baird
Illsley (2L) as secretary.
Guild members have a wide variety of projects
planned for 2005. Members plan to travel to Wash-
ington D.C. this week to observe protests at the
presidential inauguration.
NLG also plans to launch a community educa-
tion program that will have UF students working
alongside local guild lawyers to educate the public
on landlord-tenant law, re-enfranchisement of
released felons, and Fourth Amendment issues.
The national office of NLG has invited the UF
branch to send students to participate in human
rights delegations to Haiti and the Mexican state of
Anyone interested in learning more about UF's
NLG chapter should stop by the group's table dur-
ing the student organization fair Jan. 19th, between
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. L

Returns to
UF as Visiting

UF law alumnus
Christopher Hanna
(JD '88) will serve
as Visiting Profes-
sor at the Levin
College of Law this
Hanna whose
expertise is in tax
accounting, interna-
tional tax, corporate
tax and individual
taxation holds
a University Distin-
guished Teaching
Professorship at
Southern Methodist
University. He is the
founder and director
of SMU's Center for
Pacific Rim Legal
Studies, and has
served since 1995
as director of the
Academy of Inter-
national Taxation in
Taipei, Taiwan.

January 18,2005 5


Faculty Scholarship & Activities

Chesterfield Smith Professor Michael W. Gor-
don has been invited to the second Latin American
workshop to be held in May 2005 at Washington
University Law School in St. Louis. Gordon also
consulted on two cases before the U.S. Supreme
Court last term. In Sosa v. Alvarez Machain he
worked with the Department of Justice lawyers
on issues of choice of law and proof of foreign
(Mexican) law in the civil case in Los Angeles
County Court. He also consulted for BASF, A.G.,
in Germany in E HonIiiin-La Roche v Empagran,
involving charges by Australia, Panama and Ecua-
dor against five large non-U.S. drug companies for
alleged violations of antitrust law.
Dean Robert Jerry published "A Brief Explo-
ration of Space: Some Observations on Law
School Architecture," 36 U. Toledo. L. Rev. 85
(2i 4). He also spoke at a plenary session of the
AALS Section on Institutional Advancement on
the topic of "The Role of the Dean in the Fund-
raising Process."
Associate Professor Cally Jordan was
recently elected a member of the American Law
Institute. She also has received an honorary
appointment as a senior fellow at the Faculty of
Law at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
On Dec. 3, Jordan was the speaker at a workshop
in Hanoi, Vietnam, hosted by the World Bank,
the International Finance Corporation and CIEM
(a Vietnamese think tank engaged in legislative
drafting). Her topic was "The Law of Corporate
Groups" and looked at the United States, the UK,
France, Germany, Japan and Korea. On Dec. 9,
Jordan, together with Dr. Nguyen Dinh Cung of
CIEM, made a presentation in Vientiane, Laos,
to the Commercial Code drafting team and senior
members of the National Assembly on the use of
the successful Vietnamese Enterprise Law as a
model for corporate legislation in Laos.
Research Foundation Professor Diane Mazur
spoke at a session of the AALS Section on
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues
on "The Theory and Politics of Suits Against the
Department of Defense for its Enforcement of
the Solomon Amendment."
Stephen C. O'Connell Professor Christopher
Slobogin presented "Transaction Surveillance by
the Government," at Hastings College of Law in
San Francisco Jan. 14.

Gator TeamChild Director Claudia Wright
published "Re-Thinking Juvenile Justice: Using
the IEP Concept to Create a New Juvenile Justice
Paradigm," Juvenile Justice Update, Dec/Jan
2005, Vol. 10, No. 6.

In the News
Professor and Associate Director of the Insti-
tute for Dispute Resolution Alison Gerencser
was quoted in a Nov. 29 Daily Business Review
article about the rise of mediation pushing litiga-
tion shops to rethink case strategies, economics
and training of associates.
Adjunct Professor David Hoch was quoted
in a Nov. 22 article in The Independent Florida
Alligator about students and community mem-
bers helping mistreated pigs.
Legal Skills Professor Joseph Jackson was
mentioned in the November issue of Florida
Bar News as being named the 2004 Outstanding
Advocate for the Homeless at the annual meeting
of the Florida Coalition for the Homeless.
Dean Robert Jerry was quoted about UF's
efforts to improve the marketability of its degrees
in a Nov. 30 article in The Independent Florida
Alligator. The article regarded a panel discussion
with Jerry, UF President Bernard Machen and
student body president Jamal Sowell.
Visiting Assistant Professor Clifford Jones
was quoted in a Nov. 24 Miami Daily Business
Review article about courts using Bush v. Gore
as a precedent in election cases. The story also
ran in Legal Times and on Yahoo! Finance, and
was quoted in a mid-November Daily Business
Review article regarding election law.
Dean Emeritus and Professor Jon Mills was
quoted in a Nov. 23 article in The Gainesville
Sun about the Gainesville Police Department
putting its public records on the Internet.
Professor and Director of the Institute for
Human Rights and Peace Development Winston
Nagan has been a featured faculty member on
the UF home page since late November.
Assistant Professor Christopher Peterson
was quoted in a Nov. 23 Bloomberg.com article
about banks and payday lending.
Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs
Patrick Shannon was quoted in a Jan. 7 Palm
Beach Post article about the firing of Florida's
Secretary of Elder Affairs Terry White. L

6 FlaLaw

Get Your News From and in

UF Law Publications & Online

Here are a few ways of getting and
disseminating news at the Levin
College of Law:
* The college's weekly newsletter, FlaLaw, is
published by the Office of Communications
each week school is in session to inform stu-
dents, faculty and staff about events, oppor-
tunities and other news of interest to the law
school community. It also is distributed to key
UF administrators, the media and others on
an e-mail distribution list, and is available via
the college website (www.law.ufl.edu; click on
"Publications," then "FlaLaw" for current and
past issues in full color). Submit your news for
each issue by 10 a.m. the previous Tuesday to
FlaLaw Editor Tim Lockette at lockette@alaw.
* Information is posted on a bulletin board by
the courtyard. To post a notice, contact Student
* The college website, www.law.ufl.edu,
contains information and links to an online
events calendar, news, publications and pro-
grams, books for sale, rooms to rent, faculty
backgrounds and legal resources. Submis-
sion information is generally online. Contact

Associate Director for Technology Services
Andy Adkins at adkins@law.ufl.edu for infor-
mation or guidance.
* The Communications Office publishes the
magazine UF Law in the winter and spring and
a Law Center Association Annual Report in the
fall for distribution to alumni nationwide. Con-
tact Associate Director/UF Law Editor Kathy
Fleming at fl'inliii Liil nil cdu for details.
* The college's electronic, text-only newsletter,
UFLaw E-News, is sent bimonthly to alumni,
faculty, staff, students and a subscriber list.
Sign up online at www.law.ufl.edu/lists/flalaw
or e-mail flci.iiiil, Ii Ltill .cdl to be added to
the list or to submit news.
* The Levin College of Law Handbook &
Student Honor System, available in the Office
of Student Affairs or online at www.law.ufl.
edu/publications, offers a wealth of law school
information, including the academic calendar,
course descriptions, Student Honor System
and descriptions of programs, policies, proce-
dures, departments and faculty and staff. Also
available on the publications page are myriad
other links to current UF law publications
online in pdf format. LO


Last Chance
to Claim Lost

The JMBA office
has accumulated
many items in its
Lost and Found
department that are
taking up valuable
space. Items not
claimed by Jan.
21 will be sold and
proceeds will be
donated to the Tsu-
nami Relief Fund.
For any questions
contact Julie Miller
or Chris Carmody at
the JMBA Office.

for First-Year

January 18,2005 7


Submit News
for FlaLaw

FlaLaw is published
each week school
is in session by the
Levin College of Law
Office. Submit news
of interest to the law
school community by
10 a.m. Tuesday for
the following Mon-
day's issue to FlaLaw
editor Tim Lockette at
or 392-9586.

College of Law
* Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean
* George Dawson,
Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs
* Stuart R. Cohn,
Associate Dean for
International Studies
* Thomas F Cotter,
Associate Dean for
Faculty Development
* Michael K. Friel, Associate
Dean & Director,
Graduate Tax Program
* M. Kathleen "Kathie"
Price, Associate Dean for
Library and Technology
* Gail E. Sasnett, Associate
Dean for Students,
Professionalism and
Community Relations
* J. Patrick Shannon,
Associate Dean for
Administrative Affairs
* Linda Calvert Hanson,
Assistant Dean for
Career Services
* Richard L. Ludwick,
Assistant Dean for
* J. Michael Patrick,
Assistant Dean for
* Donald J. Hale, Senior
Development Director
* Debra D. Amirin, Director
of Communications
* Tim Lockette, Editor,

18 Judicial externship informational meeting. Learn about how to apply for externships with
judges in Florida and around the country. 2-2:30 p.m., BG 244
Toastmasters meeting, 5-6 p.m., 345
LAW meeting, 5-6 p.m., 285D
Law Review write-on competition meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., 180A

1 9 Student Organizations Fair. Get information, get acquainted, get involved with the many
organizations at the Levin College of Law. 10 a.m.-noon, courtyard
Speed Networking. Learn the art of "working a room," noon, Faculty Dining Room
BLSA Brown Bag Lunch with Roy Kaplan. Meet the author of Failing Grades: How Schools
Breed Frustration, Anger, and Violence, and How to Prevent It, noon, Bailey Courtroom
JLSA Lunch and Learn, noon, 180A
Association for Law and Business meeting, noon, 285D
LCC meeting, 6-7 p.m., 345
Trial Team meeting, 6-7 p.m, 270

20 'Ships' workshop. Learn how to take advantage of externships, fellowships, clerkships and other
opportunities. 11 a.m., 285D
Christian Legal Society meeting with guest speaker, 4-6 p.m., 345
Music Law Conference meeting, 5-6 p.m., 285B
Trial Team Informational Session for Tryouts, 6-7 p.m., 180A
Honor Committee meeting, 6-8 p.m., 285D

2 1 Alzheimer's Advocacy 101. Meet medical experts and advocates for Alzheimer's patients and
learn how to influence Tallahassee on Alzheimer's-related issues, noon, Bailey Courtroom

24 Moot Court Brief Writing Seminar, 5-6:30 p.m., 285B
JMBA General Board meeting, 7-8 p.m., 285C

25 Toastmasters meeting, 5-6 p.m., 345
BarBri new representative meeting, 6-9 p.m., 285D
Florida Law Review write-on competition meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., 180A

26 Breakfast with the Dean. Dean Robert Jerry answers your questions about issues at the law
school. 10-11 a.m., Faculty Dining Room
Interviewing Techniques, Catie Witherspoon of Carlton Fields shows you how to impress an
employer in an interview, noon, 285D
BLSA meeting, noon, 285A
JLSA Lunch and Learn, noon, Bailey Courtroom
JTLP board meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., 355A
LCC meeting, 6-7 p.m., 345
Trial Team Tryouts, 6-10 p.m., location TBA
National Lawyers Guild meeting, 5-7 p.m., 345

27 What I Did Last Summer. Students talk to their peers about externships, fellowships, and study
abroad, 11 a.m., Faculty Dining Room
JLPP general board meeting, 6-9 p.m., 285B

29 Music Law Conference. Attorneys and musicians discuss copyrights in the age of the iPod, 9 a.m.
J. Wayne Reitz Union.

31 Trial Team Tryouts, 6-10 p.m., location TBA

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