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Title: Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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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: September 8, 2008
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Preparation Pays Off for Final
Four Petitioners
Jurist-In-Residence Program
Hispanic Business Ranks UF Law
10th Among Top Law Schools for
Hispanic Students
Career Spotlight: Jeffrey Scott
Professor Woodhouse Explores
the History of Children's Rights in
New Book
Celebrate Public Interest Law
Week By Donating Your Time
Hamann Discusses Land Trusts
and Water Usage in St.
Petersburq Times

News Briefs

ELULP Informational Meeting
Trial Team Holding Tryouts
Inn of Court Seeks Members
Funds Available to Student

Send Us News

Chiet Justice or the United States John U. Roberts Jr. and Senior
Judge Peter T. Fay, Judge Susan H. Black and Judge Rosemary
Barkett seated at the panel dais during the University of Florida
Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Final Four Competition on
Sept. 5. (Photo: Lukman)

Preparation Pays Off for Final Four Petitioners

Even though they prepared for
countless hours throughout the
past two weeks, the Justice
Campbell Thornal Moot Court
Final Four competitors couldn't
help being nervous before
arguing in front of John G.
Roberts, Jr., the chief justice of
the United States. Cary Aronovitz,
Kevin Combest, Robert Davis and Tara Nelson argued a
hypothetical case in front of Roberts and three judges from the
11th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday.

Jurist-In-Residence Program Announced

Dean Robert Jerry announced the
Peter T. Fay Jurist-In-Residence
Program during the Thursday
evening reception honoring Chief
Justice of the United States John
G. Roberts Jr. and the Hon. Peter

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Upcoming Events

Glasser Barbecue Sept. 11
Fall Student Organization Fair
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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Career Services

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

T. Fay, senior judge for the 11th
Circuit Court of Appeals. The
endowed program will bring
jurists to UF Law at least once each year for a period of several
days to interact with students, providing them with unusual
access to their expertise and insight in appellate advocacy.

Hispanic Business Ranks UF Law 10th Among
Top Law Schools for Hispanic Students

Hispanic Business recently ranked
UF Law as the number 10 law
school in the nation for Hispanic

l' law schools. HispanTelligence, the
research arm of Hispanic Business
Inc., annually assesses the
nation's top law schools that offer
the most to Hispanics and who
are at the forefront of recruiting, retaining, and offering quality
higher education. UF Law exemplified the inclusion of diversity
measures on campus in the following categories: Hispanic
enrollment, Hispanic faculty, Hispanic student services, Hispanic
retention rate and Hispanic reputation.

Career Spotlight: Jeffrey Scott Shapiro

Jeffrey Scott Shapiro (JD 05) began each
week like any other UF Law student, filled
with classes and studying. Come Thursday,
however, he was boarding a Colorado-bound
plane to work as an investigative journalist
assigned to the Kobe Bryant case for CBS
News' "48 Hours Investigates." Come
Monday, he was sitting in his law classes
once again, ready to repeat the cycle the
next week.

Professor Woodhouse Explores the History of
Children's Rights in New Book

For one of the leaders in human rights in the
world, the United States is overlooking one
group that has trouble speaking for itself. In
a new book, Barbara Bennett Woodhouse,
David H. Levin Chair in Family Law and
founding director of the Center on Children
and Families at the University of Florida,
argues that America has neglected the
importance of children's rights. "The United
States is alone in refusing to ratify the CRC
(Children's Rights Convention), the most rapidly and universally
accepted of all human rights charters," writes Woodhouse in
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Tragedy of Children's Rights from Ben
Franklin to Lionel Tate, which was published on April 23.

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 17,
November 10,
November 3, 2008
October 20, 2008
October 13, 2008
October 6, 2008
September 29,
September 22,
September 15,
September 8,
September 2,
August 25, 2008

.Spring 2008

This Week is Public Interest Law Week -
Celebrate By Donating Your Time

Among the missions of the
University of Florida Levin College
Sof Law lies "Serving the Public."
Often in the stress of class
studying, interviews and other
activities that fill law students
time the concept of service is
lost. Donating time to public
service while in law school has
multiple rewards, such as, providing desperately needed legal
services to organizations with limited resources, fostering law
students' pride in serving their community, giving law students
valuable practical experience and professional feedback, letting
students meet and interact with legal practitioners in the
community, instilling goodwill on behalf of the law school, its
graduates, and our community and developing professional
responsibility in the practice of law.

Hamann Discusses Land Trusts and Water
Usage in St. Petersburg Times

Richard Hamann, assistant director for the
Center for Governmental Responsibility, was
quoted in an article on a land trust that
brought a deed on a pond bottom and
surrounding land. In Florida, people don't
privately own water "unless they captured it,"
said University of Florida law professor
Richard Hamann. The trust can't charge
people for using the water, he said, though it
could, in theory, limit people's access to it if
it owns enough shoreline.
SFaculty Scholarship & Activities

Upcoming Events

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

Fall Student Organization Fair
*Today is the last day to register your organization.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
11 a.m. 4 p.m.

April 14, 2008
April 7, 2008
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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
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Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard

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.

News Briefs

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
Wednesday, 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.

Trial Team Holding Tryouts
Get Ready to "Make an Argument"

The award-winning UF Trial Team
is pleased to announce the dates
for its fall 2008 tryout

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,
receive special announcements and the trial process, please sign
up for "Trial Team Fall 2008 Intramural Competition" on TWEN.
Students who were unable to attend the Informational Meeting
are still eligible to participate. Details from the informational
meeting is available on TWEN.

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

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.

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