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: November 5, 2007
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November 5, 2007 I Vol. XI, Issue 12

Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp (JD 87) to Speak at Fall 2007
Commencement Ceremony

Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp, a 1987 UF
Law graduate, will address Fall 2007 graduates at the
University of Florida Levin College of Law's
commencement at 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Phillips
Center for the Performing Arts. Before becoming an
elected official, Kottkamp served as a law clerk for two
U.S. District Court Judges in Miami. He then returned
home to Southwest Florida to practice law. Kottkamp
first ran for public office in 2000, when he was elected
to the Florida House of Representatives. He was
subsequently re-elected in 2002 and 2004. One of the
most important pieces of legislation that Kottkamp
sponsored during his service in the legislature was the Marvin Davies Civil
Rights Act of 2003.The bill provided the Attorney General's office with the
authority to take action when a "pattern or practice" of discrimination has
occurred. He also sponsored numerous pieces of legislation to reduce taxes,
including the repeal of the Intangibles Tax, and served as Co-Chair of the
Taxpayer Protection Caucus. Students and faculty are asked to arrive at
1:15 p.m. The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes to two hours.
There will be a reception to follow at the Levin College of Law Marcia Schott
Courtyard. Parking will be in the lot directly in front of the Phillips Center for
Performing Arts as well as the parking garage in the same complex.

Career Services: Upcoming Programs for the Class of 2010

The staff at the Center for Career
Services enjoyed meeting all of you at the
1L Open House last week. Remember,
"Your Career Starts Here" with the CCS.
If you were unable to attend the Open
House, please make sure to stop by the
CCS to pick up materials and sign up for
Symplicity Training this week. You must
have completed Symplicity training before
you can meet individually with a
counselor. We know many of you are looking forward to planning your 1L
summer. By attending a Symplicity training and getting familiar with the
resources CCS has to offer, you will be well on your way to developing your
summer strategy. Get to know us now. It will help you in the future.
READ MORE>>www.law. ufl.edu/flalawonline

Additional Career Services Articles
* Judicial Intern Opportunity Program for 1Ls and 2Ls
* Applications Available for New Voices Fellowships for 3Ls
* Presidential Management Fellows Program for 3Ls
* Homeless Coalition Annual Fall Blanket Drive

Career Spotlight: Elizabeth Hernandez

UF Law alumna Elizabeth Hernandez (JD 83) is now
leading one of the largest minority bar organizations in
the United States, the Cuban American Bar
Association (CABA). The organization includes judges,
lawyers and law students of Cuban and Cuban-
American descent, as well as those interested in
issues affecting the Cuban community. "We are the
advocates who ensure equal access and opportunity to
all," said Hernandez. "It is exhilarating." During her
presidency, Hernandez hopes to "expand on the basic
premise that motivates the organization, which is to
complete diversity in all of its firms, not just at the
bottom, but at the board level as well."
READ MORE>>www.law. ufl.edu/flalawonline

Informational Meetings for ABA-Approved Summer
Programs in France, South Africa and Costa Rica

The University of Florida Levin College of Law jointly
sponsors summer law programs with the University of
Costa Rica; the University of Montpellier, France; and
the University of Cape Town, South Africa. All are
approved by the American Bar Association. Students
can learn more about these programs by attending one
of the upcoming informational meetings for these
programs. Click on the links below for more information
on these meetings.
San Jose, Costa Rica
Paris and Montpellier, France
Cape Town, South Africa

Financial Intelligence Adviser Alan Lambert Discusses
Money Laundering in the Caribbean

Alan Lambert (pictured left), a former career detective
who specializes in the investigation of financial crimes
in the Caribbean, spoke to UF law students Oct. 31 at
an event sponsored by CaribLaw, the International Law
Society, and the Black Law Students Association. For
the past seven years, at the appointment of the United
Kingdom Foreign Office, Lambert served as a financial
intelligence adviser to the governments of Trinidad &
Tobago, Antigua & Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis.
Lambert created financial investigation and financial
intelligence units and conducted training courses for
select personnel as a consultant to the Caribbean Anti-
Money Laundering Programme. Lambert worked for at least 30 years as a
detective in the United Kingdom police force, specializing in white collar
crime and the financial affairs of drug traffickers. At one point, he served as
Head of the Financial Investigation Unit for Hertfordshire Police. Currently,
Lambert operates his own consulting business, Askalan.

Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' to Speak at UF Nov. 6

Television personality Bill Nye "The Science Guy" will
speak on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Phillips Center for
the Performing Arts at the University of Florida. The
show begins at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7:15 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. Nye is
Currently the host of two television series, "The 100
Greatest Discoveries" on the Science Channel and
"The Eyes of Nye" on PBS. Nye is most famously
known for hosting the popular educational program,
"Bill Nye the Science Guy." The show ran from 1993-
, 1997 and won 28 Emmy Awards. Nye also authored
five books and won seven Emmy Awards for writing,
performing and producing.
READ MORE>>www.law.ufl.edu/flalawonline

Ankersen Named Faculty Fellow in Sustainability, Slobogin
Talks to Media About Death Penalty Moratorium

The Office of the Provost announced that
Conservation Clinic Director Tom
Ankersen (pictured, left) will be the
Faculty Fellow in Sustainability beginning
-- in the Spring 2008 semester. In other
f news, a televised American Bar
Association panel, on which UF Law
hProfessor Chris Slobogin participated,
discussed why the nation's death penalty
system "falls short" in providing
defendants with "fair and accurate" treatment. Slobogin, who chaired the
team that assessed Florida's system, told the Miami Herald that a "significant
majority" of the group voted for a moratorium. The panel's presentation
appeared on C-Span, and excerpts appeared in other media outlets. 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.
Faculty Scholarship & Activities


Brazilian Federal Prosecutor Presents Talk on
Criminal Justice and Drug Addiction Nov. 6
The Law & Policy in the Americas Program is pleased
to announce Robertson Azevedo (pictured left), guest
lecturer from Curitiba, Brazil, will give a presentation at
2 p.m. Nov. 6, in Grinter Hall Room 376, in the Center
for Latin American Studies (third floor). The subject of
Azevedo's talk will be criminal justice and drug
addiction treatment in Brazil, with an analysis of
Brazil's cutting-edge new controlled substance laws.
4 i For more information, contact Alan Hawkins, assistant
director, Law & Policy in the Americas Program, at 273-

Family Law Certificate Information Meeting Nov. 6
Have you ever thought about practicing family law or
children's law? You won't want to miss this opportunity
to find out more about our program and opportunities in
this area. All students are invited to the Center on
Children & Families Family Law Certificate Program
Information/Orientation Meeting at noon Tuesday, Nov.
6, in Holland Hall Room 350. We will discuss The
Family Law Certificate Program, certificate registration
priority and CCF Fellowship. If you are interested in
learning more about earning a Certificate in Family
Law please attend. Check us out at http://www.law.ufl.

'When Free Speech & Tasers Meet' Panel
Discussion Nov. 6 at UF
UF Levin College of Law Professor Lyrissa Lidsky
(pictured left) is among the speakers who will


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& Tasers Meet", at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the
Computer Science & Engineering Building (CSE),
Room A101, on the UF campus. The American
Constitution Society, the American Civil Liberties Union
of Florida, Amnesty International, and Students for a
Democratic Society are co-sponsoring the panel
discussion about the use of Tasers, police practices,
freedom of speech, and the rights and safety of students. Other participants
in the panel include University of South Florida Criminology Professor Lorie
Fridell, Central Florida attorney Thomas B. Luka, and First Amendment
attorney Gary S. Edinger. For more information, go to http://www.aclufl.org/

Federalist Society Presents Talk on Constitutionality of Campaign
Finance Laws
The Federalist Society presents a talk by Todd F.
Gaziano of the Heritage Foundation on "Why Most
Campaign Finance Laws are Patently Unconstitutional"
at noon Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Holland Hall Room
360. His talk will explain the Constitutional aspects of
Campaign Finance and ask the question, "Was it
phony judicial restraint that prevented the Supreme
Court from striking down more of McCain-Feingold?"
Gaziano is an expert in the areas of Constitutional Law
and Election Law and has served in all three branches
of government, working as a law clerk in the 5th
Circuit, as Chief Counsel to a U.S. House Committee,
and at the Justice Department in the Office of Legal Counsel where he
provided advice on Constitutional and other legal issue to the President of
the United States. Along with his expertise, Gaziano brings a lighthearted
and entertaining presentation to this important issue. Food will be provided.

Law Association for Women Silent Auction Nov. 6-8
The Law Association for Women is having its annual silent auction
November 6-8. Last year, law student bids raised over $5,000 to benefit
Peaceful Paths. This year the auction will benefit the Alachua County Victim
Services and Rape Crisis Center. We have some awesome sponsors and
items to bid on. Look for our table in the courtyard so that you can make your

College Cost Reduction and Access Act Focus of Nov. 7 Brown Bag
Lunch Presentation
Interested in Public Interest Law? Not
sure how you can do public interest work
while trying to pay off your high debt? The
Florida Bar Foundation Public Interest
Fellows & APIL present a brown bag
lunch presentation on The College Cost
Reduction and Access Act of 2007 at
o e- noon Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the Rare
Book Room. The Act addresses the
problem of high educational debt and low
paying public interest careers. We will have roundtable discussion with public
interest attorneys that will help describe how the new law reduces monthly
student loan payments and provides for loan forgiveness after 10 years of
public service employment.

Honor Committee Welcomes New Representatives
The UF Levin College of Law Law Honor Committee congratulates the new
representatives who were the winners in elections held Oct. 18.
Representing the Class of 2009 are Michael Bradenham, Marsha Dixon,
Rebeca Feldman. Aaron Prom. and Lindsav Saxe. ReDresentina the Class of

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Kevin Sharbaugh.

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.


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