Group Title: Fla Law: newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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
Publisher: College of Law Communications Office
Place of Publication: <Gainesville FL> College of Law Communications Office 1997-
Publication Date: September 15, 2008
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Deesegregation PF'oneers to Be
Honored C[uring IIF C.onstitution
Dlay Program
.Career Spolliqht -lumni Scott
Sheltjll OiQu life. for Senior 1.1 S

Student Perspective: Studying
Abroad at Leiden University
Ruppert Discusses Threat That
Building Has On Beaches

News Briefs

Environmental Moot Court Tryouts
Student Affairs Welcomes New
Resource Counselor Keely Hope
Trial Team Tryouts

Send Us News

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

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Effective Sentence Structure
Workshop, Room 355C on Sept.
University of Florida 50th
Anniversary of Integration/
Constitution Day 2008, Sept. 17
UF Police Department to Present

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40th Anniversary of Desegregation held in 1999 included UF's
first black graduate, lawyer W. George Allen (at left) and UF's
first black enrollee, businessman George H. Starke Jr.

Desegregation Pioneers to Be Honored During
UF Constitution Day Program

Fifty years ago one man changed the course
of history for higher education in the state of
Florida. African-American, academically
eligible, and eager to start his instruction,
Virgil Hawkins was denied admission to the
University of Florida College of Law based
solely on his race.

Career Spotlight: Alumni Scott Sheftall
Qualifies For Senior U.S. Open

"Active Shooter" Program Sept.
19 and 23

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UF Law Virtual Calendar

Career Services

Scott D. Sheftall (JD 76), a busy
trial lawyer in Miami, hadn't played
much serious golf for about 30
years until two years ago when he
decided to pick up his clubs and
play in a few tournament
qualifiers. Still, it was mainly for
the enjoyment of competition, and

lan Fisher
Law Student Writer

Joshua Lukman


The Netherlands truly is a different
and interesting experience. Most
importantly, the best way to
navigate in, out, and around town
is by bicycle. The Netherlands
truly is the most bike friendly
nation. Second, everyone knows
English, but people are willing to
help you learn their language.

Ruppert Discusses Threat That Building Has
On Beaches

Thomas Ruppert, assistant in environmental
law, was quoted in an article on state rules for
beach building. "We seem to be building too
close to the beaches and that threatens the
continued existence of the beaches," said
Thomas Ruppert, a conservation clinic lawyer
and the report's lead author. But after reading
state files on "well over 50" projects, Ruppert
said, he and other lawyers couldn't tell how
the department decided which projects to

* Faculty Scholarship & Activities

Upcoming Events

Attention 1L's: Effective Sentence Structure Workshop
On Monday, September 15, at 10:00 a.m., Ms. Randolph will be
presenting Effective Sentence Structure in Room 355C. If you are
unable to attend, Ms. Randolph is also available in the Legal
Research & Writing Office on Mondays and Wednesdays between
9 a.m. and 4 p.m. For additional information, questions or
concerns, please contact Dean Mattox at

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

not with any conviction that it would lead him to golfing glory.
Then his "little miracle" happened.

Student Perspective: Studying Abroad at
Leiden University

.Spring 2008

Chen Wang

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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December 1, 2008
November 24,
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


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

Environmental Moot Court Tryouts
Application Deadline Sept. 22,
2008 Oral Arguments September
22-23, 2008

Interested in environmental law?
Want to hone your brief-writing
and appellate advocacy skills?
Students in their second year can
try out for a coach position on the Environmental Moot Court
team which will represent UF at the National Environmental Moot
Court Competition in February 2009 in White Plains, New York.
The coach provides logistical support to this year's competition
team and attends the National Environmental Moot Court
Competition in February 2009 in a support role. The coach is also
automatically a member of the 2009-2010 competition team.

The application process includes a written submission (resume
and argument section of your brief from Appellate Advocacy) and
an oral argument tryout. You should remove your name and
contact information from the resume and writing sample and
identify your application with the entrant number you will be
assigned when you submit your material. Early application is
encouraged. Applicants are asked to sign up for an oral argument
time slot in advance of turning in a submission. Written
applications are due Monday, September 22, by 4:00 pm in
Room 319 Holland Hall. Oral argument tryouts are scheduled for
Monday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 23. For more
information, contact Lena Hinson or 273-

Student Affairs Welcomes Resource Counselor Keely Hope
Hope is a doctoral candidate studying
Counselor Education with a concentration in
mental health counseling. She received her
master's degree in counselor education in
2003 from Mississippi State University. During
her time in Gainesville she has completed a
clinical internship, worked at an inpatient
psychiatric facility and as a crisis consultant

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March 31, 2008
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March 3, 2008
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February 4, 2008
January 28, 2008
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January 7, 2008
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Sfor the university's housing department. Hope
is a licensed mental health counselor in the
state of Florida and a nationally certified counselor. "As the
resource counselor, I am here to listen to any type of problem
that you may experience. It is not uncommon for students,
especially those in a professional program, to experience anxiety
or depression during their school years," she said. "These are
issues that can be managed so that you may learn to handle
stressors now before entering into the career world."

Mental health counselors are trained to provide services such as
crisis intervention and post trauma growth, personal
development, stress and anxiety management, psychoeducation,
individual, group and family therapy, as well as substance abuse
treatment and others. However, mental health counselors, such
as a resource counselor, have no formal training in curriculum
management, advising on school-related issues, or career
services. For more information contact Keely Hope at to schedule an appointment or drop by
during office hours (Mondays and Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.

Trial Team 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. 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.

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