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October 15, 2007 I Vol. XI, Issue 9

Kailey Evans and Nicole Mouakar Take Best Team Honors
at UF Trial Team Final Four Competition

Nicole Mouakar and Kailey Evans were
named Best Team in the University of
lFlorida Trial Team's bi-annual Final Four
Competition Oct. 5. This year's case was
the State of Lone Star v. Tony Grubb.
m The defendant in the case was charged
With the burglary of an elderly woman's
home. Mouakar and Evans were named
Best Team as they represented the
defendant Tony Grubb. Evans (pictured
above) was also named Best Advocate. Other members of the team included
Maulik Sharma and Kerri McGovern as witnesses and researchers. The
team was coached by Molly Cox and Jim Clements. Elvis Santiago and
Jason Pill represented the State of Lone Star. Elizabeth Manno and Connie
Jones served as witnesses and researchers for the competition. The team
was coached by Roger Hatfield and Lori Lustrin. This semester's competition
was sponsored by Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, a litigation firm with offices in
Florida and Alabama. Rumberger's Dan Gerber, Steve Klein, Sara Burton
and LaShawnda Jackson acted as a jury for this semester's Final Four. The
Honorable Judge William Davis presided over the competition.

Career Services: UF Law Alumnus Steven Uhlfelder
Presents 'The Pro Bono Challenge' Oct. 17

Steven Uhlfelder (JD 71), chair of Fulbright Scholarship
Board and former chair of Florida Board of Regents,
will speak on "Lawyers as Leaders: The Pro Bono
Challenge" at noon Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Holland
Hall Room 180. The event is presented by the Center
for Career Services and the Center on Children &
Families. Uhlfelder, a lawyer who specializes in public
and administrative law at his private practice in
Tallahassee, is a public interest and youth advocate
with a lengthy legacy of volunteer work and advocacy
on behalf of youth. He has been the steward of
programs such as the Florida Mentoring Partnership
with 206,000 volunteer mentors, Holland & Knight's Opening Doors tutoring/
mentoring program, which has helped more than 12,000 children across the
nation, and the Florida Children's Coalition, which led the effort to obtain $23
million in initial funding for the state's pre-K program for at-risk kids.
Following Uhlfelder's remarks, representatives from local organizations have
been invited to table on the concourse for a Pro Bono Organizations Fair.
Stop by to learn about how you can participate in their organizations and
UF's Pro Bono Project.

Additional Career Services Articles
* General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section Seeking Student Applicants
* Follow-Up Phone Calls
* Save The Date: Fourth Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic Oct. 27

Career Spotlight: Judge Kathleen Hill Roberts

Most people don't get the chance to live
out a childhood dream they've had since
age 11, but UF Law alum Kathleen Hill
Roberts (JD 93) does so every day as a
Martin County Court Judge. Roberts
started her quick ascent to the bench as
assistant state attorney in the 19th
Judicial Circuit from 1995 to 2005
involved in prosecuting sex crimes and
child-abuse felony cases, where she got
to make the world a better place by just doing her job, she said. "I loved
prosecuting because each time I protected another child, it made me feel like
I was making a difference and paying back to the community, while at the
same time getting my job done," she said. "It was emotionally satisfying, and
definitely where I wanted to be."
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Florida Bar President Francisco R. Angones to Speak at UF
Levin College of Law Thursday, Oct. 18

Francisco R. Angones, president of The Florida Bar,
will speak at the University of Florida Levin College of
Law at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial Classroom (HOL 180). Angones'
speech is presented by UF's Spanish American Law
Student Association as part of its Hispanic Heritage
S Month celebration. A native of Cuba and a South
Florida resident since 1961, Angones is a founding
partner of the Miami law firm Angones, McClure &
Garcia, P.A., where he practices personal injury
defense, commercial torts and insurance defense
litigation. He received a B.A. degree, Magna Cum
Laude, in June 1972, and a J.D. degree in June 1976,
from the University of Miami, where he was inducted
into Iron Arrow Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa
and Phi Kappa Phi. Angones will answer questions after his speech, and a
reception will follow in the Faculty Dining Room. All faculty, staff and
students are invited to attend.
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Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations
Announces First Oral Competition

The University of Florida Center for the
Study of Race and Race Relations
(CSRRR) is pleased to announce its
first oral competition. The Race, Law
and Justice Oral Competition provides
Slaw students with an opportunity to
research, discuss and debate important
issues of race and justice. The subject
for this year's competition is race-based
hate speech. The hypothetical that
students will research and debate is
based upon an actual incident involving
racial conflict between white and black high school students in a South
Carolina town. White students wore T-shirts emblazoned with the
confederate flag and "100 percent cotton and you picked it." Black students
responded by having T-shirts printed with the confederate flag in red, black,
and green-the colors of African liberation.
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Florida's Democratic Primary and No-Fault Auto Coverage
Among Media Topics Discussed by Faculty

The New York Times called on Professor
Michael Seigel (pictured left) last week for
a story on the dismissal of a case against
a former federal prosecutor who was
charged for having sex with a 5-year-old
girl in Michigan after he committed
suicide in his prison cell. "They have no
choice," said Seigel, adding that case
dismissal is standard procedure when a
defendant dies, even after conviction if
the defendant has not exhausted his appeals. "We don't charge people in
absentia in this country. You can't prosecute somebody who's not, in effect,
there to defend himself."

Dean Robert Jerry appeared live on WCJB-Channel 20 to discuss Personal
Injury Protection coverage, which the Florida Legislature sought to re-enact,
and Center for Governmental Responsibility Director Jon Mills was
interviewed on WRUF regarding the National Democratic Party's stated
intention to not count Florida's votes in the primary due to their accelerated
primary date. Read what UF Law professors are saying in the media and
writing about in scholarly publications in FlaLaw Online's weekly updates on
Faculty Scholarship & Activities.
SFaculty Scholarship & Activities


News Briefs

Fathers' Rights Movement Topic of Oct. 24 Lecture Presented by UF
Center on Children & Families
The UF Center on Children & Families
2007-2008 lecture series, "Families in
i .Transition," presents "The Fathers' Rights
Movement, Law Reform and the New
Politics of Fatherhood: Reflections on the
UK Experience," with Richard Collier,
professor of law and social theory,
Newcastle University, Newcastle Law
School, in the United Kingdom,
Wednesday, Oct. 24, at noon in the
hesterfield mith ceremonial classroom (HOL 180). A lunch reception will
follow in the Faculty Dining Room. Collier is the author of several books on
law and fathers, fathers' rights and legal reform, and law and masculinities.
This is the first of four lectures to be presented this academic year, all of
which will be open to faculty, staff and students.

UF Law Students and Faculty Join
Neighborhood Association in
Restoration of Law School Woods
UF Law students and faculty were joined
by residents of the Golfview
Neighborhood Association on Saturday,
Oct. 6, for the Environmental & Land Use
Law Society's (ELULS) fall semester work
day at the Law School Woods. In an effort

removed exotic invasive plants species, built small earthen erosion control
structures, picked up trash and debris, and laid mulch on some of the trails
through the woods. In adopting the UF Conservation Area, directly west of
the law school, the ELULS has pledged to host two work days each year,
one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. The next event
ELULS will host is a Landscape Architecture Design Charette noon-6 p.m.
on Friday, Oct. 19, in the Faculty Dining Room. As part of the design phrase
of the Law School Woods Restoration Project, landscape architecture
students will be providing various drawings on the design of the woods. From
these drawings, one final design will be selected and submitted to the UF
Office of Facilities and Planning for approval. All faculty and students are
welcome to stop by and participate in or simply observe the charette.

Levin College of Law Honor Committee Holding Elections
The Levin College of Law Honor Committee will hold elections to elect
representatives for the 2006 and 2007 entering classes and for LL.M.
students on Thursday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Honor Committee
administers the Honor Code. In this capacity, the Honor Committee has the
authority to do all actions which are necessary for the proper administration
of the Code. It is composed of law students, two faculty advisors, the Levin
College of Law associate dean for students, and a representative of the
University of Florida Office of Student Judicial Affairs. Five students will be
elected from the Fall 2006 entering class, five from the 2007 entering class,
and two to represent LL.M. students.

UF Law Alumni Council Happy Hour at
N SOrlando's UrbanThink! Bookstore Oct.
The University of Florida Law Alumni
Council invites all Central Florida area
alumni, students, and friends of the UF
College of Law to a happy hour on
Thursday, Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m., at the
UrbanThink! Bookstore, 625 East Central
Michael SeiGrl Blvd., Orlando. Our special guest will be
UF Law Professor Michael Seigel, who
will be signing copies of his book,
Improbable Events: Murder at Ellenton Hall, an exciting murder mystery that
takes place in a law school. We are currently planning to have these events
two or three times a year, and limited sponsorships are available. Please
contact Sarah Rumpf at srumpf@cfl.rr.com if you or your firm are interested.
Current sponsors are UrbanThink! Bookstore; Harris, Harris, Bauerle &
Sharma P.A.; and Gatorlando, LLC. Remember to RSVP and support your
College of Law. Check out the online invitation.

Jury Duty Notices Sent to Half of Fall 2007 Entering Class Students
Notices of jury duty have been sent to half of the Fall 2007 entering class.
These students are required to serve on a jury for Trial Practice or Clinics
(see http://www.law.ufl.edu/students/policies.shtml#15) and will lose
registration priority if they shirk their duty. The notices are also posted on the
academic bulletin board outside Student Affairs (HOL 164). First semester
2Ls are also reminded that if they missed their jury duty last fall they need to
come to the Clinics (Bruton-Geer 105) and sign up.

Judge Smith Launches ACS 'Food For
Thought' Lecture Series with Talk on
Judicial Independence
Chief Judge Frederick D. Smith of
Florida's 8th Judicial Circuit spoke in the
Levin College of Law's Bailey Courtroom
Oct. 4 on the topic of judicial

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the first of this year's "Food For Thought"
lecture series presented by the The
American Constitution Society. To learn more about the American
Constitution Society visit the website for the national organization, where you
can also become a registered member, at http://www.acslaw.org/.

Author to Present 'Humane Alternatives to Feminism' Oct. 24
The Federalist Society and the Family Law Society will
host speaker Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse at noon
Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Holland Hall Room 360.
Roback Morse's talk, "Humane Alternatives to
Feminism," is described as "an articulate public policy
argument based in logic, social science, and secular
thought." Roback Morse, a former tenured professor at
Yale and who also taught at Cornell and George
Mason Universities, writes public policy articles for
Forbes, Fortune, and the Wall Street Journal.
Additionally, she has published numerous scholarly
articles in various journals including the University of
Chicago Law Review and the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. She
resigned from her Yale University post to raise her family and now lives in
California, where she pursues her primary vocation as a mother and wife,
combined with an avocation of writing and lecturing. Since her resignation at
Yale she has served as a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover
Institute. Roback Morse is the author of two best-selling books, Love and
Economics: Why the Laisse Fair Family Doesn't Work and Smart Sex:
Finding Lifelong Love in a Hookup World.

JLSA & SALSA Present Bowling at the Reitz
Remember a time before Wii when
bowling involved heavy balls, stinky
stranger shoes, and actually leaving your
house? Don't miss this chance for some
free bowling, good conversations, and a
chance to show off your real life bowling
skills. The Jewish Law Students
Association (JLSA) and the Spanish
American Law Students Association
(SALSA) will co-sponsor a bowling night
at the Reitz Union game room 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct 25. Several lanes
have been reserved, and your stinky bowling shoes are covered.


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