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September 3, 2007 I Vol. XI, Issue 3
UF Law Commemorates Constitution Day Sept. 17
On September 17, 1787, 39 delegates to
Sthe Constitutional Convention signed the
SN1 Constitution of the United States of
i. l (' H America. This year marks the 220th
S' anniversary of that event, and to
k,-i' i commemorate Constitution Day on
Monday, Sept. 17, University of Florida
Law Professor Chris Slobogin will speak,
from noon to 1 p.m., in the UF Reitz
......,. .. Union Auditorium on "The Constitution
and Surveillance by the Government." Refreshments will follow in the
adjacent West Gallery.
Career Services: Keeping Up With CCS Programming and
The Center for Career Services offers
myriad tools and services to aid you in
your job search. Becoming familiar with
these resources and taking responsibility
for the information that is frequently
updated is up to you. On Thursday, Aug.
23, the Center for Career Services hosted
its Fall Kickoff Program, where the entire
staff was available to offer a summary of
the services and resources open to you.
Programs such as the Fall Kickoff Program are designed to help you and to
disseminate important information to you in a convenient and timely manner.
Because of the large number of students at the University of Florida Levin
College of Law, it is simply not possible for us to go over the vast amount of
information and resources with each individual student. Please keep up with
our information in these four valuable mechanisms of communication-
FlaLaw Online, the website, our programs, and our Hotlines-so you don't
* Remote Interviewing Opportunities: Judges and Law Firms
* Programming This Week
* Please Complete Summer Experience Survey
* Important Upcoming Deadlines
* OCI Update: Think Before You Act
Career Spotlight: Erika Zimmerman
'Within two years of graduating UF Law, Erika M.
..... Zimmerman (JD 05) can already boast about
negotiating major environmental settlements while
loving her job at the same time. Zimmerman, who is a
trial attorney in the Environment and Natural
Resources Division with the United States Department
of Justice in Washington, D.C., pursues her passion for
the environment by enforcing laws in the Pacific
Northwest and Midwest area of the U.S. She got her
start learning about environmental law while at UF
Law, where she was a co-chairwoman of the 10th
Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference
hosted by UF Law.
American Constitution Society Honors UF as Chapter of the
The University of Florida Levin College of Law chapter
of the American Constitution Society for Law and
Policy recently was recognized by the national
organization as Chapter of the Year at its annual
conference in Washington, D.C. The chapter, founded
at UF in 2003, also received the Network Building
Award for Continuing Commitment to Diversity. "The
quantity and quality of our programming, as well as our
willingness to collaborate with other student groups,
earned us recognition on the national level," said
Chapter President Adrian Chandler (pictured).
New Faces Among Faculty and Staff at UF Law
There are a number of new faces among
faculty and staff at the Levin College of
Law this fall. Assistant Professor Shani
King has come to UF Law from San
Francisco, where he was a staff attorney
with Legal Services for Children.
Assistant Legal Skills Professor Leslie
Knight (pictured left) has joined the
faculty from UF's Office of the General
Counsel, where she continues to be Of
counsel to the University.
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UF Law Faculty in New Books and In the Media
Read what UF Levin College of Law
faculty are writing about in books and
other scholarly articles, and what one
professor has to say about the effect
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales'
resignation will have on the selection of a
new U.S. attorney in Florida.
SFaculty Scholarship & Activities
* Faculty In The News
* 2007 Faculty Report
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Environmental & Land Use Law Program Potluck Reception
There will be a potluck reception for all
Environmental & Land Use Law students
and faculty at the home of Professor Mary
Jane Angelo at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7.
RSVP to Lena Hinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
edu. Please let Lena know if you need
directions to Professor Angelo's home.
ShEnvironmental Moot Court Tryouts:
Application Deadline Sept. 7
Interested in environmental law? Want to hone your brief-writing and
appellate advocacy skills? Second-year students have the opportunity to try
out for a coach in training position on the Environmental Moot Court team
that will represent the University of Florida at the National Environmental
Moot Court Competition in February 2008 in White Plains, NY. The student
coach travels to the 2008 competition to support the team and participate in
the 2009 competition as a full team member. This year more than 70 teams
participated in this national competition. The application process includes a
written submission (resume and argument section of your brief from
Appellate Advocacy) and an oral argument tryout. Written submissions are
due Friday, Sept. 7, by 4 p.m., in Room 319 Holland Hall. Oral argument
tryouts will be held Sept. 10-11. For complete details, email Lena Hinson at
Spring Semester Externships Meeting Sept. 4
A meeting to explain the externship program for Spring 2008 semester will
be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Room 285B Holland Hall. Externship
application information, including descriptions of available externships, will
be distributed at the meeting. All students interested in applying for an
externship during the Spring 2008 semester must attend this meeting.
Check Financial Aid Bulletin Board for Scholarship Opportunities
For scholarship opportunities, remember to check the Financial Aid Bulletin
Board located around the corner from the Student Affairs Office. An email is
also sent when a new scholarship posting comes through. You will be able to
download most of the applications from the website indicated for each
scholarship. If the posting indicates that the application is available in the
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Electronic Databases More Than Lexis and Westlaw
You know about LexisNexis and Westlaw, but the Legal Information Center
(LIC) and the UF Libraries subscribe to many more databases that you may
find interesting or helpful, especially if you are gearing up to write a note or a
seminar paper, or working as a research assistant for a professor, or working
on a research edit for a journal or law review.
HeinOnline has every law review and journal produced by a law school, from
the first issue (LexisNexis and Westlaw do not go back that far.). BNA has
over 100 separate publications on a wide array of legal topics (Antitrust,
Corporate, Employment, Environmental, Ethics, Family, Health Care, Tax,
and more). Making of Modern Law has U.S. Supreme Court Records and
Briefs from 1832-1978 -- scanned images of the original documents.
These are only a few examples. Visit the LIC's website at http://www.law.ufl.
edu/lic/ and click the link for "Select online legal resources" for a more
complete list. Talk to a Reference Librarian if you have questions (273-0723).
Legal Information Center Closed Saturday, Sept. 8
The Legal Information Center (LIC) will be
closed Saturday, Sept. 8, and all
Saturday on which the University of
Florida hosts a home football game (Sept.
15 and 29; and Nov. 3, 17, and 24). If you
States, most other campus libraries will be
] open. Bear in mind that you will not be
able to park on campus, and will have to
navigate large crowds.
Library West, which is UF's main library, has a beautiful new facility, with
large study areas on the first through third floors, and the entire sixth floor is
restricted to graduate students only. Visit their Circulation Desk (at the top of
the escalators) to get your UF ID card activated for card-swipe access to the
sixth floor. Library West also has study rooms similar to those at the LIC.
For more information about Library West and other campus libraries,
including their hours and their policies, visit the UF Libraries website at http://
www.uflib.ufl.edu. If you have any questions, contact a law librarian at the
LIC at 273-0723.
Fall 2007 Class Gift Campaign Committee Members Needed
SThe UF Levin College of Law would not be what it is
." today without support from alumni all over the state
and country. Now it is your chance to make a
difference and leave a legacy for future generations of
Five committee members are needed for the Fall 2007
S Class Gift campaign. Members help the class raise
money for the class gift campaign, have the
opportunity to network with alumni and are invited to
join the Law Alumni Council (the law school's volunteer
board) upon graduation. If you have any questions about the committee or
resDonsibilities. call Victoria Rudd in the Office of Develooment & Alumni
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Attention Aspiring Lawyers and Nature Lovers
The Florida Law Review is pleased to announce that Molly McUsic will visit
the Levin College of Law to give a lecture entitled "Cows, Trees, or Condos:
Why Neither Markets Nor Regulation Can Protect Enough Land" at 1 p.m.,
Friday Sept. 7, in the Bailey Courtroom. McUsic is a noted jurist and law
professor who is currently the executive director of the Wyss Foundation, a
national organization that develops and promotes strategies for land
Call for Student Recruitment Team Applications
The Office of Admissions is seeking students, regardless of year, to help
bring the nation's top undergraduates to the Levin College of Law. Members
of the team conduct campus tours, discuss their law school experiences with
prospective law students and travel to cities around the state and nationwide
for recruitment efforts, participate in panel discussions, and/or speak to UF
organizations regarding admissions.
As a member of the Student Recruitment Team, students will be trained to
answer inquiries from prospective law students. Two hours per week is the
minimum time commitment for the program. If you are interested in
becoming part of the team, contact Noemar Castro at email@example.com for
an application form. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 31, and
applicants must be ready to attend a training session on Thursday, Sept. 6.
Loans Available for Bar Exam Expenses
Are you making plans to take the bar and wondering where you will come up
with the financing necessary for these out of pocket expenses? There are
private loan companies who will make Bar Exam loans to students who are
in their final year of law school. These loans can be used for a student's
living expenses while studying for the Bar, Bar prep classes and other Bar
related expenses. You may borrow from as little as $500 to as much as
$15,000. For more information regarding these private loans you should
contact the lenders directly at:
* Access Group, 800 282-1550, www.Accessgroup.org
* Key Education Resources, 800 539-5363, www.Key.com/law
Moot Court Announces Intramural Tryout Competition
The University of Florida's Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Team
announces its Intramural Tryout Competition. One of the foremost national
moot court teams, the team competes each year at over a dozen
tournaments throughout the country.
New members are selected each fall from
all third semester students who try out for
the team. To be eligible, students must
have completed appellate advocacy and
be in good academic standing. The tryout
process consists of writing a brief and
performing two oral arguments; briefs are
due Wednesday, Sept. 19, and oral
arguments commence Wednesday, Sept.
26. The four best competitors in the
intramural tryout will argue in front of a panel of prestigious judges at the
Final Four Competition to be held Friday, Oct. 12. All law students in their
second year and joint degree-seeking students with four remaining
semesters (including this current semester) are invited to try out. Please
note: The Justice CamDbell Thormal Moot Court will hold only one intramural
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"Moot Court Tryout Fall 2007" on TWEN for more information. If you have
any questions, please contact Intramural Chair Elizabeth Faist at efaist@ufl.
Trial Team Intramural Informational Meeting Tuesday
The next UF Trial Team Tryout
Informational Meeting will be held
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m., in
Room 382 Holland Hall. Interested
students should attend the meeting if they
did not attend the informational meeting
on Aug. 27. Members of the team will be
in attendance to explain the tryout
process, and to answer any questions
you may have. Tryout packets with the
competition problem, rules and dates will be made available upon sign-up.
All law students who are in their second year and/or have at least two
remaining semesters following the semester in which they participate in the
intramural competition are eligible to participate. If you cannot make it to one
of the meetings, Trial Team members will be tabling in the courtyard through
Wednesday, Sept. 5. If you have any questions, please contact Intramural
Chair Karen Derby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reserve Your Table Now for the Student Organization Fair
The Levin College of Law's annual Student Organization Fair will be held
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the law school's Schott Courtyard.
Reserve your table today at the Student Affairs reception desk.
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