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Title: Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Creator: Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Levin College of Law
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Publication Date: January 7, 2008
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January 7, 2008 I Vol. XI, Issue 16

Spring Offers Busy Calendar of Events at UF Law

The Spring 2008 semester will be a busy
one for events at the University of Florida
Levin College of Law. The law school's
Seventh Annual Richard E. Nelson
Symposium on Feb. 15 will bring together
experts from law and related fields to
explore the implications of a wide range
of efforts on the local, state and national
levels designed to encourage and require
Green Building practices. The 14th
Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC) will be held Feb. 28-
Mar. 1 at the law school. The theme of this year's conference is "Reducing
Florida's Footprint: Stepping Up to the Global Challenge." The conference
will focus on Florida's role in global issues on energy, land use, biodiversity,
and water. The 14th Annual PIEC will take place in conjunction with the 1st
Annual University of Florida Water Symposium "Sustainable Water
Resources: Florida Challenges, Global Solutions." The 6th Annual UF Music
Law Conference on Feb. 15-16 connects musicians, lawyers, students,
academics, policy makers and entertainment professionals. The theme of
this year's conference is "Mixed Media," which will center around the music
business as it relates to everything from film, television, and commercial
markets; to new distribution, and changing technologies. Read more about
these and other UF Law events in future issues of FlaLaw Online.

Career Services: The Numbers are In for the Fall 2007 On-
Campus Interviews Program

The numbers are in for the Fall 2007 On-
Campus Interviews Program. Who
interviewed? Legal employers selected
and interviewed 450 different law
students during fall OCI. Over 46 percent
of the students eligible to participate
(second semester and above) interviewed
during Fall 2007 OCI. Here are the
numbers: 126 students had one interview;
68 students had two interviews; 256
students had three or more interviews; 2,715 total interviews were

Introducing The CCS Buzz, your weekly guide to what is important to
your career and professional development:
SThe CCS Buzz

Career Spotlight: Douglas Hendriksen

SMingling with astronauts and hanging out
at Kennedy Space Center's launch pads
Share merely dreams for many people, but
for Douglas Hendriksen (JD 66), those
experiences have been part of just
another day at the office for more than 40
years. Hendriksen, whose main
responsibilities include giving government
Procurement law advice and serving on
source evaluation and mishap boards,
was recently awarded the NA A Distinguished Service Medal during a
ceremony in Washington, D.C. His career at NASA, an organization that was
in its very early stages while Hendriksen was in law school, has been an
unexpected experience.

UF Law Student Balances Demands of Classes and Raising
Three Children On Her Own

While most law students are focused on just making it
through the semester without failing a class, Kelley
Kaye Hasson Abramowich (pictured left) is worried
about trying to make a better life for herself and her
three children. The 28-year-old single mom and UF
Law student spends her day juggling the needs of her
children and her studies. Abramowich lives in a 668-
square-foot on-campus apartment with her three
children, eight-year-old Katherine, five-year-old
Elizabeth and three-year-old Arthur.

Get Involved Through Pro Bono Opportunities for UF Law
Students at Three Rivers Legal Services

q Looking for legal work to boost your
a resume? Want to make a difference in
your community? Working towards your
Pro Bono Certificate? Three Rivers Legal
4 Services offers volunteer opportunities for
SUF Law students who want to learn the
practical aspects of a legal career. "Our
volunteers get to work one-on-one with
clients, apply their legal knowledge to
everyday issues, and empower low-
income communities," Whitney Untiedt (JD 05, pictured above), an Equal
Justice Works AmeriCorps Attorney with Three Rivers, said. "The students
are motivated to help solve our clients' issues, and in turn the clients are
grateful to meet people who are willing to stand up for them. It is definitely a
win-win situation." Student volunteers are supervised by experienced
attorneys while earning pro bono credit in a clinical, client-based setting. "I
absolutely plan on volunteering with Three Rivers this semester, and even
into my third year of law school," Natalie Peters, a 2L who volunteered with
Three Rivers last semester, said. "Three Rivers has given me amazing
hands-on experience something that employers and other members of the
legal field find to be very beneficial."

Klein Publishes Op-Ed on Measures Drought-Stricken
Southern States Can Take to Help Themselves

The day before the governors of Alabama, Florida, and
Georgia met in Tallahassee to discuss the allocation of
the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers
(ACF) among the three states, UF Law Professor
Christine Klein (pictured left) published an op-ed in the
Orlando Sentinel on what measures the drough-
stricken states can take to help themselves. First, Klein
Wrote, the states can adopt detailed water plans. "As
any canoeist knows, one carefully planned paddle
stroke now will do more than 10 frantic strokes just
before the canoe crashes into an obstacle. Planning is
just as important for state water officials," Klein wrote.
"Georgia lacks a comprehensive, modern water code." Read what Klein and
other 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


Summer Fellowship Available with Anti-Defamation League
The Summer 2008 Yegelwel Fellowship
provides a $4,000 stipend to a UF Law
student to participate in a Summer
Fellowship Program at the Anti-
Defamation League, Florida Regional
D Office in Boca Raton. A generous gift
From UF Law alumnus Evan Yegelwel,
Arti-[lmutn i.. who graduated in 1980, has made this
fellowship possible. Yegelwel is a partner
in the Jacksonville law firm of Brown, Terrell, Hogan, Ellis, McClamma, &
Yegelwel. The fellowship will last eight weeks, with the student committing to
a minimum of 35 hours per week. The fellow will be supervised by the ADL
Southern Area Counsel and will conduct research on hate crimes, housing
discrimination, education, bullying, or other bias-related topics. The Yegelwel
Fellowship is limited to UF Law students who have completed the first-year
required curriculum and Constitutional Law prior to the fellowship summer
and who at the time of application are in good academic standing. The
student must also pass a background check. To apply, please submit the
following: a personal statement of 500 words or less outlining any past
experiences or qualifications that indicate your interest in and commitment to
public service; a resume; two references (including names, addresses and
phone numbers); an official transcript; and a letter verifying good academic
standing. Please submit a hard copy of these items to Patricia Hancock in
340 Holland Hall. Fellowship applications are due Friday, Jan. 18. If you
have any questions, please contact Center for the Study of Race and Race
Relations Assistant Director Melissa Bamba at (352) 273-0614 or

New Issue of Journal of Law & Public Policy Dedicated to Professor
The December 2007 issue of the University of Florida
Journal of Law & Public Policy is available for
subscribers and single issue requests. This issue is
dedicated to Bill F. Chamberlin, Ph.D. (pictured left),
who retires this year from 20 years of service as
advisor to the University of Florida Journal of Law &
.. .... Public Policy, and contains an appreciate reflection of
Chamberlin's substantial contribution to the Journal.
Erwin Chemerinsky, esteemed legal scholar, author,
attorney, and dean of the new University of California
Irvine School of Law, wrote the forward for this issue,
which contains several articles discussing
constitutional law concerns. The University of Florida Journal of Law & Public
Policy is a student-run organization with the primary purpose of publishing
scholarly articles on contemporary domestic legal and social issues facing
public policy decisionmakers. Members include law students and graduate
students attending the University of Florida. Members are responsible for
article selection, researching, editing, and preparing each volume for
publication. The journal currently publishes three times per year. The 2008
subscription rate is $40 domestic and $45 international. For individual copies
or subscription information, contact staff editor Victoria A. Redd at or (352) 273-0906.

Call for Student Recruitment Team Applicants
The Office of Admissions is seeking students,
regardless of year, to help bring the nation's top
candidates to the Levin College of Law. Members of
the team conduct campus tours, participate in panel
discussions, discuss their law school experiences with
prospective law students and travel to cities around the
state and nation-wide for recruitment purposes. As a
member of the Student Recruitment Team, you will be

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students in regards to the admissions process as well
as UF Law. Two hours per week is the minimum time
commitment for the program. If you are interested in
becoming part of the Student Recruitment Team, contact the Office of
Admissions for an application form. The application deadline is Friday, Jan.
18. For more information contact N. Castro,

Externships the Focus of Meetings Jan. 7 and 23
Students participating in externships this spring or who are interested in
participating in a summer or fall externship are reminded of two upcoming
meetings. The first is a mandatory orientation meeting for Spring 2008
externs at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in 270 Holland Hall. This meeting is
required for all students who have accepted externships for spring semester.
At noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23, in 180 Holland Hall there will be an
externship informational meeting for students who wish to apply for Summer
and Fall 2008 externship opportunities. Applications and placement
descriptions will be available at this meeting. Placement descriptions will also
be available in the Dean's office and on the web after the meeting. For more
information regarding externships, please go to


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