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Chief Justice John Roberts to
Judge Moot Court Competition
This Friday, Sept. 5
Class of 2011 Maintains College's
Status as Top Public Law School
Career Spotlight: Michael T.
UF Law Professor Honored with
Rockefeller Foundation Innovation
Rowe Discusses Fantasy
Leagues' Move Into College

News Briefs

Ribbon Cut for South African Bill
of Rights Exhibit
UF Law Welcomes New
Comparative Law Students
Inn of Court Seeks Members
ELULP Informational Meeting
CSRRR Research Assistant
Funds Available to Student
Trial Team Trvouts Begin Sept. 3

Send Us News

Moot Court Final Four competitors (trom lett) Robert Davis, Iara
Nelson, Cary Aronovitz and Kevin Combest will present
arguments in this Friday's oral competition. Read Competitor

Chief Justice John Roberts to Judge Moot
Court Competition This Friday, Sept. 5

John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the
United States, will have a chance to put four
UF law students on the spot this semester
(Read Competitor Biographies). Roberts will
become the first representative of the U.S.
Supreme Court in history to judge the Justice
Campbell Thornal Moot Court Final Four on
Sept. 5 at the Curtis M. Phillips Center at 10
a.m. The Moot Court Final Four will be open
to all law students, faculty and staff.
Students must show law school UFIDs to get in and may not
bring backpacks, any other large bags, or laptops. Photography
is prohibited and cell phones must be turned off or in silent

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Upcoming Events

Environmental and Land Use Law
Potluck Sept. 4
Moot Court Final Four with Chief
Justice Roberts Sept. 5
Glasser Barbecue Sept. 11
University of Florida 50th
Anniversary of Integration/
Constitution Day 2008, Sept. 17
UF Police Department to Present
"Active Shooter" Program Sept.
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UF Law Virtual Calendar

Career Services

Class of 2011 Maintains College's Status as
Top Public Law School

This year's entering class is

FlaLaw Online is published
each week school is in session
by the Levin College of Law
Communications Office:

Katie Blasewitz
Communications Coordinator
Editor, FlaLaw Online

Debra Amirin, APR

Lindy Brounley
Associate Director, UF Law
Magazine Editor

Hedda Prochaska
Online Communications

Scott Emerson
Senior Writer

lan Fisher
Law Student Writer

Joshua Lukman

Chen Wang

"g among the best and brightest in
the nation. With UF Law ranked in
the top 25 public and 46th overall
of the nation's nearly 200
accredited law schools, our
student body continues to reflect
the college's status as one of the
country's best public law schools. With a substantial 397
students and an average LSAT score of 160, the class of 2011 is
no exception to this standard of excellence.

Career Spotlight: Alumnus Michael T. Moore
Makes a Splash in Maritime Law

What started as food service job turned into
a lifelong legal career for one UF Law
graduate. Michael T. Moore, a double Gator
(JD 74), spent his summers before law school
waiting tables in North Carolina and Cape
Cod. There, he fell in love with the maritime
history of the Northeast. Moore knew he was
interested in maritime law because of this
experience, but then he took Professor
McCoy's admiralty law course during his first
year of law school, and he was hooked.

UF Law Professor Honored with Rockefeller
Foundation Innovation Award

For her tireless work and
innovative policy proposals to
strengthen Social Security for
vulnerable groups, Patricia Dilley,
professor at the University of
Florida's Levin College of Law,
was recently presented with a
Rockefeller Foundation Innovation
Award. Dilley's proposal,
Restoring Old Age Income Security for Low Wage Workers, was
recognized by the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI),
as part of an initiative to generate social security options for the
benefit of groups such as low-paid and disabled workers, elderly
widows, and those older than 80 years of age.

Rowe Discusses Fantasy Leagues' Move Into
College Football

Professor Elizabeth Rowe was quoted in an
article investigating the NCAA trying to block
fantasy leagues' move into college football.
I IRowe said she believes that courts treat
sports figures differently than other public
figures, including film and music stars whose
likenesses are almost always protected.
When it comes to sports, the courts "tend to
lean more toward letting the public have it,
letting the public get it for free," Rowe said.

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 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.

* The CCS Buzz

You Need to Know:

Fall Library Hours
Financial Aid & Disbursement
Loan Repayment Assistance for
Public Interest Lawyers


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November 10,
November 3, 2008
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October 20, 2008
October 13, 2008
October 6, 2008
September 29,
September 22,
September 15,
September 8,
September 2,
August 25, 2008

.Spring 2008

* Faculty Scholarshin & Activities

Upcoming Events

Environmental and Land Use Law Potluck Sept. 4
There will be a potluck reception for all students and faculty with
an interest in environmental and land use law, at the home of
Professor Mary Jane Angelo on Thursday, September 4 at 6:00 p.
m. Bring your favorite dish and get to know some students and
faculty who share your interests. Please RSVP to Lena Hinson at and let Lena know if you need directions of
Prof. Angelo's home.

Glasser Barbecue Sept. 11
The Levin College of Law is holding a free barbecue for all
students, faculty and staff Thursday, Sept. 11, from 11:30 a.m.
to 1 p.m. in the Schott Courtyard. The food is from Hill's Bar-B-
Que in Gainesville. The event is sponsored by the Gene K. and
Elaine Glasser Endowment. The Glassers, who are both UF
alumni, also brought us last year's barbecue. They hope the
events will sponsor a greater sense of community among people
at the law school. "The law school education I received at the
University of Florida has greatly influenced my professional and
personal life, creating lasting memories with my friends," said
Gene Glasser, a Fort Lauderdale attorney who received his law
degree from UF in 1972. Please come and enjoy the food next

University of Florida 50th Anniversary of Integration/
Constitution Day 2008, Sept. 17

"Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Integration of the
University of Florida"
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom

Film, lecture and panel discussion on the federal constitutional
issues involved in the desegregation of legal education. All are
invited. Contact Melissa Bamba at for details.

UF Police Department to Present "Active Shooter"
Program Sept. 19 and 23
Most of us have read the tragic stories of campuses and
workplaces which have been visited by the awful event of a
person randomly shooting. The University of Florida Police
Department (UPD) has developed an hour-long program
designed to inform employees about how to respond in the case
of what is called an "active shooter" incident on campus and the
College of Law staff members of Student Services and the
Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center invite you to join them
for this informative program at the following dates and times:

Friday, September 19th 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Monday, September 22nd 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Both programs are identical so you may choose the best time
and day for your schedule and both will be held in Room 180,
The Chesterfield Smith Classroom, 1st Floor, East end of the
College of Law Courtyard. Please join us and you may call Rick
Donnelly (273-0703) or Rachel Inman (273-0921) if you have
any questions about the program.

April 14, 2008
April 7, 2008
. >March
March 31, 2008
March 24, 2008
March 17, 2008
March 3, 2008
February 25, 2008
February 18, 2008
February 11, 2008
February 4, 2008
January 28, 2008
January 21, 2008
January 14, 2008
January 7, 2008
. 2007
. 2006
* 2005
. 2004

News Briefs

Ribbon Cut for South African Bill of Rights Exhibit
The UF Levin College of Law
unveiled images of South Africa's
Bill of Rights in Holland Hall on
Friday. The College of Law
purchased the images from an art
Gallery in Durban, South Africa,
said Kathie Price, associate dean
for library and technology. Price is
heavily involved in UF's South
Africa study abroad program.
South Africa's Constitutional Assembly adopted the new Bill of
Rights in May 1996. Until April 1994, when South Africa had its
first democratic election, many South Africans were subjected to
numerous human rights violations. The prints are one set of 50
limited-edition portfolios produced. Many artists produced the
art in various styles to represent South Africa's diversity. The
images are displayed on a wall in the third floor of Holland Hall.
(Pictured: Rick Donnelly, Professor Berta Hernandez-Truyol,
Dean Kathy Price, Catherine Douglas, Kamala Botha, Etta Mills,
Sharon Rush, Justin Anderson and Julia Davis).

UF Law Welcomes New Comparative Law Students
UF Law would like to welcome the
new LL.M. in Comparative Law
students: Lea Abi-Nader,
Alwaleed Albazaie, Kamala Botha,
Charlotte Broly, Leslie Gunn,
Paula Horton-Cross, Na Li, Karina
Lins, Rene Pabon Ortiz, Raul
Rojas, Sirinapa Sanpoom, Vecdet
Tasel and Simon Urdaneta. The
LL.M. in Comparative Law Program is designed exclusively for
graduates of foreign law schools who want to enhance their
understanding of the American legal system and the English
common law system from which it evolved. The entering class of
fall 2008 hail from 13 countries including Lebanon, Saudi Arabia,
South Africa, France, Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago, China, Brazil,
Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Turkey and Venezuela.

Inn of Court Seeks Members
The James C. Adkins, Jr. Inn of Court,
Gainesville, is seeking well-qualified students
interested in participating in the esteemed
American Inns of Court, a legal mentoring
organization that teams law students (pupils)
with new lawyers (associates), seasoned
practitioners (barristers), and judges and
senior trial lawyers (Masters of the Bench).
The Inn meets six to eight times per year.
Selected students participate in regular
meetings, consisting of a dinner with all members of the Inn
present, followed by an educational component, at which the
members of the Inn demonstrate and discuss issues,
techniques, problems and ethics of trial advocacy. This is an
excellent opportunity to work with and to observe outstanding
trial lawyers and judges while learning trial techniques and
valuable skills. Applications, available in Legal Research &
Writing, are due Sept. 15. For more information, please contact
Legal Skills Professor Diane Tomlinson at

ELULP Informational Meeting
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
12:00 12:50 p.m., on
il and tWednesday, September 10 in
Room 284 Holland. 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, and the Summer Study Abroad in Costa Rica, and
find out about the Environmental and Land Use Law Society, the
Environmental Moot Court Team, the Public Interest
Environmental Conference, and our new LL.M. in Environmental
and Land Use Law. 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. This is an excellent opportunity
for currently enrolled certificate students to get answers to
questions about certificate requirements, course availability, etc.

All students with an interest are encouraged to attend, but
especially first and second year students this is the ideal
opportunity to get the best possible information to plan your
academic program for your remaining semesters. Questions?
Contact ELULP Program Assistant Lena Hinson at hinson@law.ufl.

CSRRR Research Assistant Needed
Research Assistant needed to
help carry out the goals and
mission of the Center for the
SStudy of Race and Race
Relations. Responsibilities include
researching and writing articles
for the yearly newsletter,
organizing aspects of the Center's
programs and events, participating in Center-sponsored
activities, and providing administrative expertise. Candidate
must have excellent organizational and writing skills. Contact
Melissa Bamba at or 273-0614 to apply.

Funds Available to Student Organizations
The Center for the Study of Race
and Race Relations will make
funds available during the 2008-
2009 academic year to registered
student organizations sponsoring
programs or activities that
address the Center's mission.
Awards of up to $500 available
for programs or activities that
substantively address issues of race, race relations and/or
racism. To be considered for funding, email a brief summary,
including the name of your group, date funds needed, a budget,
and the date and description of the proposed event, to Melissa
Bamba or 273-0614. Apply early as funds
are limited.

Trial Team Tryouts Begin

Sept. 3
The award-winning Trial Team is
pleased to announce the dates for
its Fall 2008 Tryout Competition:

Sept. 3, 6:30 pm: Informational
Meeting, Room 285C
Sept. 11, 6:30 pm: Education
Session, Room 285C
Sept. 15, 6:30 pm: Round 1
Sept. 22, 6:30 pm: Round 2
Sept. 28, 9:30 am: Round 3, New Members Announced
Oct. 3, 9:30 am: Final 4 Competition

We encourage all interested second-year students to participate
as this will be the only tryout competition the Trial Team will
host this school year. To learn more about the competition and
the trial process, please sign up for Fall 2008 Trial Team
Intramural Competition on TWEN.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Manno at emanno@ufl.

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