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January 14, 2008 I Vol. XI, Issue 17

Green Building Practices Focus of Nelson Symposium

The implications of a wide range of efforts
on the local, state and national levels
designed to encourage and require green
building practices will be explored at the
Seventh Annual Richard E. Nelson
Symposium, Friday, Feb. 15, at the
University of Florida Hilton Conference
Center. Presented by the UF Levin
College of Law and co-sponsored by The
Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use
Law Section and The Florida Bar City, County and Local Government
Section, this year's conference is entitled "Green Building: Prospects and
Pitfalls for Local Governments." The event will draw experts from law and
related fields to discuss various topics including Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED) and other certification programs, state and
local climate change initiatives, private environmental lawmaking, building
industry and local government programs, and national trends. UF's Rinker
Hall (pictured above) is Florida's first LEED GOLD-Certified building.

Career Services: The CCS Buzz Offers a Quick Weekly
Update on Opportunities Available to You

At the beginning of every week, check out
The CCS Buzz for a quick synopsis of
Programming, Recruiting, Networking,
Volunteer, and "SHIP" opportunities
available to you. The CCS Buzz can be
found in FlaLaw OnLine, via html link on
your Symplicity homepage after you log
in, or you can pick up a hard copy in
Career Services at 244 Bruton Geer Hall.

Click below to download The CCS Buzz, your weekly guide to what is
important to your career and professional development:
* The CCS Buzz

Career Spotlight: Leslie Lott

As criminal operations go, this one was
significant. The idea was simple enough.
Dredge the ponds at golf shooting
ranges, run the algae-covered balls
through an acid wash, re-varnish them,
and sell them back to golf courses as
practice balls. If only the people running
the operation out of the back of a sports
shop in a strip mall in west Broward
County had stopped there. They didn't.
Instead, they took the balls, originally made by a slew of different
manufacturers, and stamped them with the name "Titleist," one of the best-
selling brands in the world. Simply put, that's stealing. That's where Leslie
Lott comes in. A 1974 graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of
Law, Lott (pictured above) is one of the top intellectual property lawyers in

Deadlines Approaching for ABA-Approved Summer
Programs in France, South Africa and Costa Rica

Students interested in the UF Law Costa Rica Summer
08 Program, including those who attended the
information session last fall, are encouraged to attend
the advanced informational meeting at 11 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 14, in 345 Holland Hall. This meeting will
go over some new ground and introduce you to our
program director, who is visiting from Costa Rica, and
other program faculty-and offer a short substantive
look at the courses and one of the clinic projects from
last summer. Students who participated in last year's
program will also be in attendance. The deadline for
the Costa Rica program, as well as UF Law other ABA-
approved summer programs in France and South Africa, is March 21, so
interested students should act quickly before all the spots are taken. For

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Paris and Montpellier, France
Cape Town, South Africa

Judge Robert A. Wherry Jr. to Present 'A View From the
Tax Court Bench' Friday, Jan. 25

United States Tax Court Judge Robert A. Wherry Jr.
S(pictured left) will present "A View From The Tax Court
Bench" at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the Chesterfield
i Smith Ceremonial Classroom (HOL 180) as part of the
Graduate Tax Program's Enrichment Speaker Series.
Born in Virginia, Judge Wherry earned bachelor's and
Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Colorado,
and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University Law
School. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (in
tax litigation). His articles have appeared in ALI-ABA
publications, The Colorado Lawyer, Tax Notes, and
State Tax Notes. He is the former Colorado
correspondent for State Tax Notes and has spoken at numerous tax
institutes, including the University of Denver Tax Institute and Tulane
University Tax Institute and American Bar Association Tax Section
programs. He was an instructor in Tax Court litigation for the National
Institute for Trial Advocacy. He was appointed by President George W. Bush
as a United States Tax Court judge on April 23, 2003, for a term ending April

UF Law Faculty Write About Presidential Debates and
Deliberative Democracy, Talk on Internet Defamation

UF Law Professor Lyrissa Lidsky
(pictured left) recently spoke on internet
defamation at the Florida Free Speech
Forum, which was broadcast on the radio.
Professor Charles Collier published a
piece in the Yale Law Journal on
"Presidential Debates and Deliberative
Democracy." Keep up with what UF law
faculty are saying in the media and
writing about in scholarly publications in
FlaLaw Online's weekly updates on Faculty Scholarship & Activities.
* Faculty Scholarship & Activities


Spring 08 Tuition Due Friday, Jan. 18
Just a reminder that Spring 08 tuition is
due Friday, Jan. 18, by 3:30 p.m. at
Criser Hall. Payments can be brought to
the Student Affairs office by 1 p.m.
-- Friday, Jan. 18, and placed in the drop
Sbox. If your financial aid funds were
disbursed before you added hours and/or
a book deferment was processed, you
may still owe a balance on your tuition.
.--- Questions concerning tuition should be
directed to University Financial Services, (352) 392-0181.

Deadline for Applications Friday, Jan. 18, for Summer Fellowship with
Anti-Defamation League
The Summer 2008 Yegelwel Fellowship
provides a $4,000 stipend to a UF Law
student to participate in a Summer
L Fellowship Program at the Anti-
Defamation League, Florida Regional
Office in Boca Raton. A generous gift
From UF Law alumnus Evan Yegelwel,
-inub .. 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

Interested in Environmental Law? Kick Off Spring Semester Playing
Sports With ELULP Faculty and Students
To kick off the semester, the faculty
affiliated with the Environmental & Land
Use Law Program invite all interested
students to join us for lawn sports
(volleyball, bocci, badminton, croquet) on
Thursday, Jan. 17, 4:30-6 p.m. The
faculty will seek to improve its volleyball
record against the team mustered by the
students. Pizza will be served. If you have
an interest in environmental or land use
law, please join us on Thursday afternoon, on the lawns to the south of
Bruton-Geer for a chance to get to know your fellow students and professors.
For more information, contact Lena Hinson at

Call for Student Recruitment Team Applicants
-The Office of Admissions is seeking students,
regardless of vear. to helD brina the nation's too

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
trained to answer inquiries from prospective law
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,

Scholarships Available to Americans of Polish Descent
The Kosciuszko Foundation is offering Tuition
SScholarships to Americans of Polish descent for
academic year 2008-2009. Scholarships are available
to college seniors and graduate-level students who
expect to be in school on a full-time basis next year.
Students must submit letters of recommendation,
transcripts, and additional supporting materials. A
minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Kosciuszko
Foundation's Tuition Scholarships support Polish
American students for studies in any major. Additional
scholarship funds provide support to 1) Bayonne, NJ
residents for studies in nursing, teaching, and business
2) students residing in Amsterdam, NY, Chicopee, MA and New Hampshire
(any major) and to 3) DePaul University students majoring in law and
engineering. The Tuition Scholarship program supports non-Polish American
who are majoring in Polish language, history and literature. Scholarships
range from $1,000 to $7,000. For a full list of Kosciuszko Foundation's
scholarships please visit our website where you can download applications
and find more information. Scholarship materials are accepted through Jan.
15, 2008.

Externship Informational Meeting Jan. 23
Students who wish to apply for Summer and Fall 2008 externship
opportunities are invited to attend an informational meeting at noon
Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (HOL
180). 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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