Title: Fla Law: newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Creator: Fredric G. Levin College of Law
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Publication Date: September 10, 2007
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September 10, 2007 I Vol. XI, Issue 4

UF Law Commemorates Constitution Day Sept. 19

On September 17, 1787, the 39
Delegates to the Constitutional
S" 1 Convention signed the Constitution of the
S r (L ~ 1 United States of America. This year
S' marks the 220th anniversary of that
,-"'. i event, and as part of the University of
Florida's Constitution Day activities, Levin
College of Law Professor Chris Slobogin
will speak at noon Wednesday, Sept. 19,
; ......,. .. in the law school's Chesterfield Smith
Ceremonial Classroom (HOL 180) on "The Constitution and Surveillance by
the Government."
READ MORE>>www.law.ufl.edu/flalawonline

Career Services: Student Professionalism and Employment

The legal profession is built upon the
highest ethical and professional
standards. Legal employers are reporting
greater frustration with the lack of
professionalism exhibited by law students
and new associates. The legal community
is tight-knit and even a seemingly minor
incident of unprofessional conduct can
adversely impact your future. Employers
may assume that a student's
inappropriate behavior can transcend into the law office and their practice.
The Center for Career Services (CCS) is committed to helping all law
students learn and demonstrate professionalism and ethical conduct
throughout law school, including during the recruiting and employment
process. As a UF Law student, you are reminded to model professionalism in
all of your daily interactions with classmates, law school staff, administrators,
professors and work colleagues.
READ MORE>>www.law.ufl.edu/flalawonline

Additional Career Services Articles

* Programming This Week
* 4th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic
* Important Upcoming Deadlines
* On-Campus Interview Update

Career Spotlight: Scott Atwood

Instead of following the big dollar signs, UF Law alum
Scott Atwood (JD 95) says becoming a successful,
happy attorney is about building relationships with
others and being involved in the community. Atwood
currently practices labor, employment and business
litigation with Stout Walling Atwood LLC in Atlanta, and
runs Scott E. Atwood P.C. in Sarasota.
READ MORE>>www.law.ufl.edu/flalawonline

'Florida Tomorrow: The Campaign for the University of
Florida' Kickoff Event Sept. 28

' ^^ T FLORI A "Florida Tomorrow: The Campaign for the
I ISIUniversity of Florida" will kickoff Friday, Sept.
A MORM 28, with events at UF and the Levin College
THE CM W r MR THE UNLMrTY o rVLORID of Law. Please stop by the law school
campus for day of fun and educational activities. There will be numerous
faculty presentations, and a barbecue sponsored by the Gene and Elaine
Glasser Fund, open to all students, faculty, staff & alumni, from 11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. in the law school's Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard. Open
Houses and tours will be taking place throughout the day, as well as a Law
Student Art Show in the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center. For more
details, go to www.floridatomorrow.ufl.edu/ShowcasingThePossibilities/ and
select "Fredric G. Levin College of Law" or download the pdf at http://www.
law.ufl.edu/flalawonline/pdf/kickoff.pdf. Contact Kelley Frohlich at 352-273-
0640 for more information.

Show Off Your Original Work at Third Annual Art Show

University of Florida Levin College of Law
students, staff and faculty are invited and
encouraged to submit pieces of their
original artwork for the law school's
Annual Art Show. After being reviewed by
a selection committee, the artwork will be
S displayed on the first floor of the Chiles
Legal Information Center beginning
Friday, Sept. 28.
READ MORE>>www.law. ufl.edu/



No Time to Waste: Time Management Skills for First-Year
Law Students

The fall semester is underway and the pressure of the
first term is kicking in for many of the new law students.
Thoughts such as, "How will I ever find time to do all of
this?," and "What have I gotten myself into?" are
probably on the minds of most incoming students.
Although there is much work to be done, there is a way
to manage stress through good time management
skills. This week I will be offering a session on how to
manage your time wisely. If you don't have an
opportunity to attend the session, I hope, through this
article, to provide an overview of how to learn stress-
free productivity as well as what to do if anxiety arises.
Learning effective time management skills is an important asset for students
old and new.
READ MORE>>www.law.ufl.edu/flalawonline

Law Faculty Speak at Conferences and to the Media

Read what UF Levin College of Law
faculty are speaking about at legal and
academic conferences, and what
professors are saying in the media about
the trial of former NASA Astronaur Lisa
Nowak and her attorney's plans to pursue
insanity as a defense.

Faculty Scholarship & Activities
* Faculty In The News
* 2007 Faculty Report


Deadline Wednesday for London Law
Consortium Applications
The London Law Consortium consists of
six ABA-approved law schools that offer
their students a culturally enriching study
abroad program. The University of Iowa
College of Law is the program
administrator for the London Law
Consortium, a study abroad program that
meets in London during the spring
semester of each year. The program is open to students enrolled in the
member schools. The six consortium schools are: The University of Iowa
College of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Indiana University at
Bloomington School of Law, the University of Kansas School of Law, the
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, and the University of Utah
College of Law. In addition to the six member schools, University of Florida's
Levin College of Law will be a Guest School in Spring 2008. Applications are
available at the Office of Student Affairs. For a booklet on the program that
contains registration information, please contact Michelle Ocepek at

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information, visit the London Law Consortium website, created by the
University of Iowa College of Law, at http://www.law.uiowa.edu/academics/

Upcoming Deadlines for Externship Applications
Deadlines for Spring 2008 Externship applications are coming fast. United
States Attorney's Office applications are due to the Dean's Office (264
Holland) by noon Friday, Sept. 14. All other Externship application are due to
the Dean's Office by noon Monday, Sept. 24. For more information on Spring
2008 Externship opportunities, go to http://www.law.ufl.edu/programs/

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
Student Affairs Office, it will be available in the rack located by the front
doors of the office.

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. 15
The Legal Information Center (LIC) will be closed
Saturday, Sept. 15, and all Saturdays on which the
University of Florida hosts a home football game (Sept.
29; and Nov. 3, 17, and 24). If you are looking for study
space on those dates, 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 L IC

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
I1 The UF Levin College of Law would not be what it is
1 i 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
.. 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
responsibilities, call Victoria Rudd in the Office of Development & Alumni
Affairs at 273-0640 or email ruddv@law.ufl.edu, or email Neil Patel at

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 Campbell Thormal Moot Court will hold only one intramural
tryout competition for the 2007-2008 academic school year. Please join
"Moot Court Tryout Fall 2007" on TWEN for more information. If you have
any questions, please contact Intramural Chair Elizabeth Faist at efaist@ufl.

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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