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 19, 2007
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November 19, 2007 I Vol. XI, Issue 14

Enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving Before The Stretch Run

It's Thanksgiving week at UF Law. Time to eat way too
much food, spend a few days relaxing with family and
friends, and catch up on sleep. Before you head home,
a reminder that advanced registration for the spring
semester is this Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 19-20. To
create a more fair system of registering, we have
changed the registration appointment times beginning
this semester, and there will be no individual
S. appointment times. All 3L students will begin
registering Nov. 19 at noon; all 2L students will begin
registering Nov. 20 at noon; and all 1L students will be
registered automatically by the law school in late
November and early December. The Spring 2008 Schedule of Courses is
now available for viewing on the Levin College of Law's website at http://
www.law.ufl.edu/students/course_schedules.shtml. The last day of fall
classes is next Thursday, Nov. 29, and the reading/final exam period begins
Saturday, Dec. 1. Of course, you already know classes are cancelled this
Thursday and Friday. So, enjoy the short week and the long holiday
weekend and get ready for the stretch run of the fall semester.

Career Services: Make The Most of Winter Break

Who will you meet over Winter Break?
Did you know that most jobs are obtained
by word of mouth or who you know?
Don't worry if you don't know any lawyers
Personally, they are all around you. While
nat family events for holiday functions, let
everyone know that you are in law school
and are looking for a summer or
permanent job. Getting a haircut or going
to the dentist? Let them know too. There
are many stories that we can tell you about students who received job offers
through these means. Seek out the local bar association to see if there will
be any luncheons or holiday receptions while you are in the area. Take
control of your future, go out there and network. Yes, network. You will
continue to network throughout your entire professional career, so start now.
READ MORE>>www.law.ufl.edu/flalawonline

Additional Career Services Articles
* Interested in Working in Alachua-Marion County Area Upon Graduation?
* Events in Alabama and Wisconsin
* December Grads, Turn in Your Pro Bono and Community Service Hours
* Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund Corporate Legal
* Homeless Coalition Annual Fall Blanket Drive

Career Spotlight: Julio Jaramillo

When Colombian and South American
immigrants encounter challenges upon
arriving in America, a fellow countryman
steps forward to lend a helping hand. As
the passionate president of Colombian
American Service Association (CASA),
Julio Jaramillo (JD 91) advocates for
human rights and helps hundreds of
individuals and families each month work
to earn their citizenship. Jaramillo
(pictured, right, with a client), who came to the U.S. from Colombia in 1966
and recently opened his own private law firm in Miami, feels Colombian and
other South American immigrants are ignored in the U.S. "I got involved in
CASA in 1995 because the problems my fellow Colombians and immigrants
generally faced were at the point where something needed to be done,"
Jaramillo said. "They are overlooked and have very little representation in
the community."
READ MORE>>www.law. ufl.edu/flalawonline

Family, Friends and the UF Law Community Gather to Pay
Tribute to Catherine Barclift

More than 200 people filled the Chesterfield Smith
Ceremonial Classroom Thursday, Nov. 15, as family,
friends, and the UF Law community gathered to
remember Catherine Barclift, a first-year Levin College
of Law student who died Nov. 6, one day after being
struck by a vehicle while jogging at the intersection of
Radio Raod and SW 34th Street near the UF campus.
Speakers included University of Florida President
Bernie Machen, UF Law Dean Robert Jerry,
Catherine's classmates and friends, Alexandria Perrin
and Donna Vincent, Jill Levy, who was Catherine's
student ambassador this fall, and Legal Skills
Professor Tracy Rambo, who taught Catherine. Robert Barclift recalled
numerous stories from his daughter's life, remembering many happy
moments from her childhood up until their last times together.
READ MORE>>www.law.ufl.edu/flalawonline

Statutory Slayers Knock Out the Corporate Kickbacks 7-4 in
Law School's Annual Kickball Tourney

Exams may be right around the corner,
but for some law students a rivalry on the
softball field took precedence over
competition in the classroom. Second-
year law students enrolled in Professor
Lee-ford Tritt's Estates and Trusts or
Professor Michael Siebecker's
Corporations class spent their Friday
afternoon testing their skills in the 5th
Annual Kickball Tournament held on the
softball field at Southwest Recreation Center on Nov. 9.
READ MORE>>www.law. ufl.edu/flalawonline

Nunn Comments on Make-Up of Boot Camp Trial Jury, Mills
Discussses Crist's Deal With Seminole Indians

UF Levin College of Law Professor Kenneth Nunn
(pictured, right) spoke with the Tallahassee Democrat
on the ongoing federal civil rights investigation into the
jury selection in the trial of eight former Bay County
boot camp employees who were found not guilty of
felony aggravated manslaughter of a child in the death
of Martin Lee Anderson, a black youth who died one
day after he was hit, kneed and his limp body dragged
by drill instructors at the camp. Professor Jon Mills,
director of the Center for Governmental Responsibility,
discussed with the Houston Chronicle his backing of
legislative leaders who say any gambling deal with the
Seminole Indians must have the Legislature's approval. 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

STime to Get Ready for Final Exams
SExam time is fast approaching and
,. Student Affairs is beginning to organize

Dec. 1-14. The law school policy states
that you may move an exam if you have 2
or more exams scheduled on the same
day or for another accommodation. The
Student Affairs Office is responsible for
scheduling and proctoring your
accommodation. Please do not contact your professors. You may not take
an exam early. The Student Affairs Office has the ultimate discretion as to
which exam(s) are delayed. In order to receive an accommodation you will
be required to complete the appropriate form online or in the Student Affairs
Office. There are three forms: 1) Two or more exams scheduled on the same
day; 2) Americans with Disabilities Accommodations; and 3) International
Students English as a Second Language. If you complete the form online
the information will come to the Office of Student Affairs (HOL 164). If you
submit a form you will receive a response from a member of the Student
Affairs Staff indicating a decision. The form request general information (i.e.,
name, UF i.d., email address, and type of program) as well as information
about your current exam schedule, the exam you would like delayed and the
reason you need the delay. You may find the forms at http://www.law.ufl.edu/
students/forms_apps/examexceptions.shtml. Please select the form that is
appropriate for your situation. If you have questions please contact the Office
of Student Affairs. The deadline for completing the form for accommodations,
language and conflicts and delays is Monday, Nov. 26, at 5 p.m. Please
make sure you have completed the form by the deadline.

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to speak at UF
Alberto Gonzales, former U.S. attorney general, will
speak at UF on Monday, Nov. 19, in the Phillips Center
for the Performing Arts. This event is free and open to
the public. Gonzales was appointed the first Hispanic
Attorney General of the United States in February
2005. He is a former White House counsel to President
George W. Bush. Tickets can be picked up at the
Phillips Center and University Box Office (limit two per
person). The event begins at 8 p.m. Doors open at
7:15 p.m. For information, call ACCENT at (352) 392-
1665 ext. 306, www.accentspeakers.com or e-mail

Legal Information Center Closed Nov. 22-24
- The Legal Information Center (LIC) will be
c closed Saturday, Nov. 24, due to the
University of Florida's home football
game with Florida State University.
Upcoming holiday hours and football
game closings include: Wednesday, Nov.
21, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Thursday-
Saturday, Nov. 22-24, closed; Sunday,
Nov. 25, open 1-11:30 p.m.


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