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Creator: Fredric G. Levin College of Law
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February 25, 2008 I Vol. XI, Issue 23

Florida's Role In Global Issues Focus of 14th Annual Public
Interest Environmental Conference

The University of Florida Levin College of
l ( Law's 14th Annual Public Interest
Environmental Conference (PIEC) will be
Held Feb. 28- Mar. 1, 2008, at the UF Law
campus. 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 PIEC will take place in conjunction with
the 1st Annual University of Florida Water
Symposium-"Sustainable Water
Resources: Florida Challenges, Global
Solutions." On the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 27, the PIEC opens with a
pre-conference keynote speech by Sheila Watt-Cloutier, an Inuit climate
change and human rights activist and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize nominee. The
speech will be held at the Reitz Union Ballroom and is free and open to the
public. Doors open at 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by UF Office of Sustainability,
the conference is free for all UF students, faculty and staff.

Career Services: News on Government Internships,
Summer Career Fair in New York in The CCS Buzz

Read about approaching deadlines for
government internships and this
summer's career fair in New York
presented by the ABA Law Student
Division in this week's issue of The CCS
Buzz, your source 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 a link on your
ymplicity 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
The CCS Buzz

Career Spotlight: John G. White III

As president-elect of The Florida Bar, John G. White III
(JD 83) follows in the footsteps of 32 other University
of Florida law grads in the association's 58-year history
who have been Bar presidents and is UF Law's first
president-elect since 1998. White will take over as Bar
president in June 2008. "It has been way too long,"
said White, who is a shareholder in the firm Richman
Greer in West Palm Beach. With the role of leading
one of the largest bar associations in the country,
White says he's looking forward to the challenge of
continuing to improve ethics and professionalism
among the more than 80,000 lawyers in Florida. "The
Florida Bar spends more than $12 million on lawyer discipline every year,"
White said. "We're really trying to make it a more efficient disciplinary

UF Moot Court Team Takes First Place in Washington, D.C.
for Second Consecutive Year

For the second straight year, a University
of Florida Levin College of Law team
placed first overall in the Henry G. Manne
Moot Court Competition for Law and
Economics sponsored by the George
Mason University School of Law in
Washington, D.C. The team of Eric
Nowak, Tim Haughee, Lorna Cobb, and
Jeffrey Hurcomb took first place,
defeating the University of Virginia in an
exciting final round Feb. 16. A second team from UF Law consisting of David
Rottman, Meredith Barrios, and Dana Israel, also had a strong showing at
the competition.

UF Law Student Awarded Fellowship to Advocate for
Developmentally Disabled Offenders

Many University of Florida law students are looking
forward to leaving small-town Gainesville to begin work
in larger cities after graduation, but Katy DeBriere is
excited to have the opportunity to stay in the small
town she loves to help seek social justice for
developmentally disabled individuals in the criminal
'justice system. A third-year law student, DeBriere was
recently awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to
work with Florida Institutional Legal Services (FILS) to
advocate for developmentally disabled offenders in
Alachua County for two years after graduation in May
2008. While at UF Law, DeBriere has worked with FILS
to help advocate for the rights of prisoners. She has spent the past two years
doing informal advocacy, legal research and conducting client interviews in
order to address individual client problems as well as tackle general
problems within Florida prisons.

Professor Kenneth Nunn Explores Policy Questions and
Concerns as Host of WUFT-TV's 'Law Matters'

It was nearly 10 years ago that Professor
Kenneth Nunn appeared as a guest on
"Law Matters," a local program
broadcasted by WUFT-TV, which
eventually led to his interest in production
and current role as host. But in truth, it
was his college days at Stanford
University where Nunn dabbled in
communications and hosted his first gig
as a radio host in 1979. Fast forward to
the present-Nunn now finds himself using those skills learned nearly 30
years ago to present current legal issues to citizens of north central Florida
on "Law Matters." "We are mainly topic driven and try to run shows that are
focused on current issues affecting those in the area," Nunn said. "My role as
the host is to be the traffic cop and make sure no one monopolizes their time
on the air."

Department of Justice's Kenneth Mortensen to Speak on
Privacy and Civil Liberties Feb. 27

Kenneth Mortensen, acting chief privacy and civil
liberties officer with the U.S. Department of Justice, will
speak on privacy and civil liberties in the United States
at noon Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Chesterfield Smith
Ceremonial Classroom (180 Holland Hall) at the
University of Florida Levin College of Law. A reception
will follow the event, which is presented by the Law
College Council. Within the Office of the Deputy
Attorney General, he determines appropriate privacy
and civil liberties processes collaborating in the
development of policy supporting the mission of the

Learn All You Ever Wanted to Know About Clinics at Feb.
27 Information Session in Bailey Courtroom

Interested in counseling clients, advising
government agencies regarding policies,
or even doing a jury trial? Learn all you
ever wanted to know about UF Law's
excellent clinic programs at a special
information session at noon Wednesday,
Feb. 27, in the Bailey Courtroom.
Professors will be on hand and pizza will
be served. Clinics offer the rare law
school opportunity to apply classroom
theory in a practice setting while learning valuable lawyering skills. Students
are closely supervised by one of our highly experienced clinical professors/
practitioners. In a number of the clinics, students gain valuable experience
collaborating with social workers, mental health and family counselors,
environmental and land use professionals or dispute resolution experts. For
more details about the clinics, please read the "Clinics in a Nutshell"
following the online applications for Summer 2008 and Fall 2008.

Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown Recognized for
Scholarship on Race, Ethnicity and Justice

UF Law Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown, director of
the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations,
has been awarded the 2007 Coramae Richey Mann
Award, for outstanding contributions of scholarship on
race, ethnicity, and justice, by the American Society of
Criminology, through its Division on People of Color
and Crime. 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

BLSA Teams Take Part in Mock Trial Competition at Regional
Convention in Columbia, S.C.
S UF BLSA members traveled to the South
'n n. Regional BLSA Convention in Columbia,
vtu S.C., and participated in the Mock Trial
:" competition Jan. 24. The case for the trial
Competition was about a drug trafficking
scheme. The main issue was whether or
not both the passenger and the driver
were aware of the large quantity of drugs
that were in the truck. Two members of
the team, Karen Derby and Jonathan
Blocker, argued for the prosecution, while their fellow team members, Wayne
Atkinson and Kailey Evans, argued for the defense. Both teams presented
an excellent case, and though they did not win the competition, they gained
invaluable experience and look forward to participating in the competition
again next year. BLSA wishes to thank the law firm of Ruden McClosky for
providing support for this competition.

Debate Examines Torture and How Far Interrogation Should Go
1 What is torture? How far should interrogation go?
SThese questions will be the topic of debate in a special
presentation sponsored by the University of Florida
Federalist Society at noon Monday, March 3, in the
p Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (180
Holland Hall) at the UF Levin College of Law.
Participating in the discussion will be retired U.S. Army
Colonel Michael Pheneger (pictured left), who was
deputy director of intelligence for Central Command
and director of intelligence for U.S. Special Operations
Command, and Ohio Northern University Law
Professor Michael Lewis, a graduate of the U.S. Navy's
prestigious "Top Gun" pilot school who flew F-14's in Operation Desert
Shield and now teaches the Law of War and International Law, among other
topics. Moderating the event will be UF Law Professor Diane Mazur, a
former officer in the U.S. Air Force and an expert in military law,
Constitutional law, and civil-military relations. A reception will follow the event
in the Faculty Dining Room and a free lunch will be served. For more
information, contact Bobby Long at

ELULP Informational Meeting March 5
The Environmental and Land Use Law Program offers
many opportunities for you to become involved and
learn about these important areas of law. There will be
an informational meeting from noon to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 5, in 355D Holland Hall. At the
meeting, you'll learn critical information about the ELUL
program, including the requirements for earning a
Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law, and
details about the curriculum, including the
Conservation Clinic, summer externships, Summer
Study Abroad in Costa Rica, the Environmental and
Land Use Law Society, the Environmental Moot Court
Team, and the Public Interest Environmental Conference. Students who
attend will also have the chance to meet and talk with some of the ELULP
faculty and to get individual advice on course selection for summer and fall
and career development guidance. All students with an interest are
encouraged to attend, but especially first-year students-this is the ideal

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program for your second year. This is an excellent opportunity for currently
enrolled certificate students to get answers to questions about certificate
requirements, course availability, etc.


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