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IIF Trial Team C.oncludes Tr,'out
Process VVith Final Four
Co. petition Fricj, y 'O'Ct :
Justice VVells S, peak -boiut
Profe.ssionalisim in the Practice of
uF Conservation Clinic Teams up
With Georgia Bulldogs On River
Conservation Project
Pro Bono Pays Off For Alumni
Jason Lazarus
Professors Angelo, Hamann and
Klein Talk About Water Law in
The Orlando Sentinel

News Briefs

Students Receive Book Awards
for Academic Excellence
Author Chris Resto Presents
Strategies for Getting Hired

Students, faculty and friends of the law school gathered Sept. 26
to honor book award recipients for the spring semester. Tristan
Harper, 3L, was presented the book award for Environmental
Dispute Resolution and Brandon Sherlinski, 3L, was the top
performer in Income Taxation. Read More>>

UF Trial Team Concludes Tryout Process With
Final Four Competition Friday, Oct. 3

Animal Law Association The University of Florida's award-
Volunteers at Local Animal winning Trial Team will hold its
Rebiannual Final Four Competition at
Rescue 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in Bailey
Spring Supreme Court Externship Courtroom. Over 100 competitors
Deadline Oct. 3 began the tryout process early this
CaribLaw Haiti Relief Effort fall semester. The four highest
Accepting Donations scoring advocates from round
International Moot Court three advance to the Final Four
Competition and are placed into two teams to present a complete
Competition Oct. 3 trial to the law school community. The Trial Team would like to
Second and Third Year Student congratulate the fall 2008 Final Four competitors Amanda Brus,
Scholarship Applications Available Katrina Gavette, Joshua Lukman and Kara Wick.
Spring 2009 Externship Deadline READ MORE>>
Oct. 6
Join the "One Car Less" Challenae

FlaLaw Online
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(i)coIllinl Events

EJW Interviewing Strategies,
Sept. 30
OCI Is Almost Over...Now What?
Oct. 1
ELULP Faculty Present "When
the Rivers Run Dry: Water
Challenges in Florida," Oct. 1
The 2008 International Tax Law
Symposium, Oct. 3
PIEC 2009 ECO-RUN 5K Fun
Run/Walk Fundraiser Oct. 5

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UF Law Virtual Calendar

Career Services

Justice Wells Speaks About Professionalism in
the Practice of Law

Florida Supreme Court Justice
Charles T. Wells used three recent
Florida Bar cases to highlight a

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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

Scott Emerson
Senior Writer

lan Fisher
Law Student Writer

Joshua Lukman

Chen Wang

talk about professional
responsibility to a group of law
students on Friday. Wells has
served on the Florida Supreme
Court since 1994 and served as
Chief Justice from 2000-2002. He was brought to campus by the
American Constitution Society.

UF Conservation Clinic Teams Up With
Georgia Bulldogs On River Conservation

Law students from the University
of Florida and the University of
Georgia met at the border for
something other than football -
an opportunity to canoe the St.
l Marys River, the boundary water
between the two adjoining states.
-The UF Law Conservation Clinic
and the University of Georgia
Environmental Law Practicum have teamed up for a trans-
boundary water law project that involves researching and
petitioning the state of Florida for an Outstanding Florida Water
designation for the river (if warranted by research), while
designing some sort of similar protection for the river in Georgia
- which does not have an analogous regulation.

Pro Bono Pays Off For Alumni Jason Lazerus


For one UF Law graduate, the phrase "And
Justice for All," rings especially true in the
courtroom. Throughout his legal career, Jason
D. Lazarus (JD 97), a double Gator from
Miami, Fla., and an attorney for Holland &
Knight LLP, has racked up more than 200
hours of pro bono service. "I knew that I
would want to use my law degree to the
extent I could to help people," he said.
"Including those who were less fortunate."

Professors Angelo, Hamann and Klein Talk
About Water Law in The Orlando Sentinel

Professors Angelo, Hamann and
Klein offered their views on Florida
resources and water laws. What
will Florida's water future look
like? Will we yield to pressures to
support unsustainable
consumption and growth? Or, will
we protect our waters for current
and future needs? Florida is one of
the wettest states in the nation enjoying an average annual
rainfall of more than 50 inches but we are facing imminent
water shortages in some regions. How can that be?
* Faculty Scholarship & Activities

At the beginning of every week,
check out The CCS BUZZ for a
quick synopsis of Programming,
Recruiting, Networking and
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 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

Upcoming Events

EJW Interviewing Strategies, Sept. 30
Whitney Untiedt, of the Public Defender's Office and former
AmeriCorps Fellow, is coming to equip you for this career fair and
for interviewing. She will be sharing her tips and tricks for being
a success at EJW. She will be here Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m.,
Holland 284. RSVP to Kristen Bryant, assistant director for career
services, at, as space is limited.

OCI Is Almost Over...Now What? Oct. 1
It's not too late to start the next phase of your job or internship
search for next summer. What should be your search strategies
now? Where should you be looking? What resources have you not
considered? Career counselors and Lexis will be on hand this
Wednesday, Oct. 1, to discuss topics and strategies, including
informational interviewing, targeted mailings, and networking
with the right type of employers. If you find yourself scratching
your head and not knowing what your first or next step should
be, make plans to join us for an informative panel presentation
and refreshments provided by Lexis. Open to all 2L and 3L

ELULP Faculty Present "When the Rivers Run Dry: Water
Challenges in Florida," Oct. 1
In connection with UF's Common Reading Program, the
Environmental and Land Use Law Program, Professors Mary Jane
Angelo, Alyson Flournoy, Richard Hamann and Christine Klein will
present "When the Rivers Run Dry: Water Challenges in Florida"
on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m in the Bruton Geer
faculty dining room. The Common Reading Program is designed
to provide all 6,600 first-year UF students with a common
intellectual experience to stimulate discussion, critical thinking
and encourage a sense of community among students, faculty
and staff.

The 2008 International Tax Law Symposium, Oct. 3
The Graduate Tax Program welcomes distinguished members of
the tax community to the Fourth Annual International Taxation
Symposium on Oct. 3 at 8:30 a.m. in room 270. Presenters Jane
Gravelle, Congressional Research Service; Rueven Avi-Yonah,
University of Michigan; and Diane Ring, Boston College, will
present papers on timely international tax related issues.
Commentators Professors Yariv Brauner, Lawrence Lokken, and
Paul McDaniel will lead short discussions following each
presenters presentation. This event is open to faculty, students,
alumni and practitioners.

PIEC 2009 ECO-RUN 5K Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser
Benefitting the 2009 Public Interest Environmental Conference
When: Oct. 5 at 8:00 a.m.
Where: University of Florida Levin College of Law, Run Starts at
Law School Parking Lot
Free t-shirt for first 100 registrants.
Registration: $15
For a registration form, email

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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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News Briefs

Students Receive Book Awards for Academic Excellence
Students, faculty and friends of
the law school gathered in the
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom Sept. 26 to honor book
award recipients for the spring
semester. Presented every
semester, book awards recognize
the top performers in each class,
and give alumni a chance to
support academic excellence at the UF Levin College of Law. More
than 100 students were honored for their performance in classes
in the spring. Multiple award winners included Emily Banks,
Seldon Childers, Catherine Douglas, Kailey Evans, Joseph Flack,
Daniel Glassman, Adam Losey, Estephanie Resnik, Allison Riggs,
Adam Russo, Dena Setzer, Kevin Sharbaugh, Lyndie Smith and
]ad Taha. If you have received a book award, but weren't able to
attend the Sept. 26 ceremony, you can pick up your plaque in
the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at 267 Holland Hall.
The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
* See full list of winners

Author Chris Resto Presents Strategies for Getting Hired
Chris Resto, who has worked as a recruiting
consultant for employers and has advised
college students on making themselves
marketable employees, visited the Levin
College of Law on Sept. 25 to share his tips
with University of Florida students. He
emphasized key qualities that employers look
for in new hires: passion/energy, leadership,
teamwork, communications skills,
entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, critical
thinking / analytical skills, self-motivation,
tech savvy, resourcefulness and integrity. He
also emphasized the importance of self-awareness, networking
and flexibility when applying for and beginning a new job. Resto's
presentation provided students with an overview of the
knowledge and experience that led him, along with co-authors
Ian Ybarra and Ramit Sethi, to write Recruit or Die: How any
Business Can Beat the Big Guys in the War for Young Talent.
Following the presentation, Resto joined students at an outdoor
reception where he addressed questions and concerns about the
job application and recruiting process.

Animal Law Association Volunteers at Local Animal Rescue
by Andrew Friedman/ 1L

A group of 10 UF Law students
from the Animal Law Association
spent their afternoon on Sept. 13
volunteering with Kindred Spirits
.'Sanctuary in Ocala, Fla. Kindred
.~ Spirits is a non-profit organization
- that offers a 36-acre haven for
animals rescued from the abuses of factory farming. The
students helped with daily farm chores such as cleaning stalls
and feeding, and spent quality time with more than 100 rescued
animals, including horses, pigs, goats, cows, mules and a turkey.
The sanctuary welcomes guests, who can get a close and
personal look at the rescued farm animals. The animals love the
attention and kindness guests bring, trotting up to visitors to be
petted and get treats. ALA aims to educate the public about
animal abuse and how litigation and other legal means can
protect the lives of animals. The group is planning another outing

to the sanctuary for the spring semester. For more information
contact Charles King at

S rin Su reme Court Externship Deadline Oct. 3
Applications are available for 5-
credit spring semester externship
Sat the Florida Supreme Court.
Information packets are now
available in CGR, 230 Bruton-Geer
and Career Services. The
application deadline is Friday, Oct.
3, at noon. For more information,
contact Tim McLendon in CGR,, or 273-0835.

CaribLaw Haiti Relief Effort Accepting Donations CaribLaw
will be accepting donations for
those affected by recent
hurricanes every day from 12-3 p.
S m. until Friday, Oct. 3. They will
gladly accept donations of your
non-perishable items and/or
clothing at the table during those
times. If you have any questions,
please feel free to join our
CaribLaw TWEN site and post them.

International Moot Court Competition Oct. 3
Brazilian Visiting Professor, Attila
Andrade Jr., is organizing an
international moot court as part of
his teachings in Doing Business in
Latin America (DBLA). The
abstract of the case, which is
grounded on real facts, describes
the take over of Petrobras' oil
refineries in Bolivia under Evo
Morales' auspices. Then a
hypothetical situation is conceived
whereby a U.S. investor purchases
Petrobras ADRs and allegedly loses
investments as a result of the
takeover. The case is then brought to an arbitral panel, the
International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes,
which has the incumbency of judging the case by applying New
York state law. The International Moot Court will take place in the
Bailey Courtroom on Oct. 3 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. The UF Law
community, faculty and students are invited to attend.

Second and Third Year Student Scholarship Applications
Scholarships for second- and third-
year law students are now
available and listed along with
eligibility requirements on the
Financial Aid Bulletin Board on the
concourse and at
shtml. (Current scholarship
recipients are not eligible.) Applications can be obtained from the
Office of Student Affairs, 164 Holland Hall (rack by front door)

and must be returned by 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6. Awards will be
made by the end of the fall semester.

Spring 2009 Externships Deadline Oct. 6
Applications for spring 2009
externships are due Oct. 6. The
program guide for spring
externships is now available. It
includes information regarding
applications, rules governing
externships, procedures for new
externships, deadlines and
descriptions of job placements.
You must include all materials (resume, unofficial transcripts,
etc.) with EACH externship application. In addition, please
complete a placement preference form along with your
application packet. This form is used for your preferences and for
contact information, so please make it legible. 1L's are not
eligible for externships. For more information contact Julie

Join the "One Less Car" Challenge
On Oct. 17 you can help celebrate
One Less Car Day by finding a way
Sto school without driving. Click
Take the Challenge and sign up to
join the UF Levin College of Law
team. If you want to make it a
semester-long project, you can log
the days you don't drive to
campus and earn points to help
the UF Levin College of Law team win the challenge. If you
already bike or bus to school, join anyway! Going green doesn't
have to be complicated. Making choices that consume less
energy and create less waste like riding a bike, taking the bus, or
carpooling to school and work can help you make the University
of Florida and UF Law greener than ever. Bring your coffee and
water in reusable mugs and bottles and use the recycle bins
around campus.

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