Group 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: October 6, 2008
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CDefense Pre ails. n Trial Team
Final Four
VVerrju h S'mposi.iim E amines.
Fi e Diecades of Scholarship
lulmni P'rofile E elvn C[a is
Dowd and VVoodhouse Participate
in Family Law Conference in

News Briefs

UF Law Graduate Tax Program
Visits Lima, Peru
FAWL Sponsoring Accessory
Drive for Underprivileged Women
Communications Welcomes New
Webmaster Matthew Gonzalez
Admissions Congratulates New
Associate Director for Admissions
Jake Henry
ILS Members Attend Luncheon
With Russian Judges
Join the "One Car Less" Challenae

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Kara Wick (lett) and Amanda Brus (center), counsel tor
defendant Lighter Corporation, listen carefully as Katrina
Gavette, counsel for plaintiff Joe Smith, presents arguments
during the Trial Team Final Four on Oct. 3.

Defense Prevails in Trial Team Final Four

The University of Florida Trial Team marked
the end of its four-week selection process by
holding its annual Final Four competition Oct.
3 in the Bailey Courtroom. Final Four
advocates, Amanda Brus, Katrina Gavette,
Joshua Lukman and Kara Wick, who were
chosen from a pool of almost 100 students,
presented their arguments for the fictitious
civil case Smith v. Lighter Corporation. Brus
and Wick, counsel for the defendant, were
awarded the title of "Best Overall Team." Wick was also named
"Best Overall Advocate."

Weyrauch Symposium Examines Five Decades
of Scholarship

UF Law Professor Emeritus Walter Weyrauch reached a
remarkable, record-setting milestone this year-51 years of

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Academic Seminar "Effective
Punctuation" Oct. 6
Stress Management Seminar Oct.
Alternative Careers For J.D.s
Seminar Oct. 8
SALSA Tailgate Oct. 11
The Sedona Conference E-
Discovery Evening Oct. 28

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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

Matthew Gonzalez

Scott Emerson
Senior Writer

lan Fisher
Law Student Writer

Joshua Lukman

Chen Wang

continuous teaching at a single school. Close
to 150 people, including his current and
former colleagues and students, attended the
"Walter Weyrauch Symposium: Reflecting on
the Contributions to Legal Thought of Walter
Weyrauch" Sept. 29 to honor that record and
examine the impact of his impressive body of

Alumni Profile: Evelyn Davis Golden

From where Evelyn Davis Golden (JD 76) has
been, her career path comes as no surprise.
Golden is now an attorney with the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban
Development in Atlanta and has worked as a
public servant for almost all of her career
since law school. Golden's office is responsible
for enforcing regulation of multifamily housing
developments insured by the Federal Housing
Administration (FHA)and making sure owners
keep their property in decent, safe and sanitary condition for the

Dowd and Woodhouse Participate in Family
Law Conference in Vienna

Professors Dowd and Woodhouse
participated in panel discussions at
the International Society of Family
Law's 13th World Conference in
Vienna, Austria, Sept. 16-21.
Dowd moderated two panel
sessions and Woodhouse
presented "Financing the Future:
Early Childhood Policies in
Comparative Perspective" in addition to moderating a panel
discussion at the conference.
* Faculty Scholarship & Activities

Upcoming Events

Academic Seminar "Effective Punctuation" Oct. 6
An academic success seminar, "Effective Punctuation," with Lois
Randolph, legal writing specialist, will be held on Oct. 6 at 10 a.
m. in room 355C. Randolph also conducts office hours Mondays
and Wednesdays in the Legal Research & Writing Offices from 9-4
p.m. for individual feedback on your current assignments.

Stress Management Seminar Oct. 8
Research tells us that stress inhibits our ability to learn, which in
turn aids in development of stress. While some symptoms of
stress are easy to recognize, others are not as evident. During
this seminar, we will discuss some of these warning signs and
how to develop a stress management plan including some stress
reduction techniques. Please join Keely Hope, resource counselor
for the Office of Student Affairs, on Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. in room
285B as she discusses how to identify these stressors and how

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 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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you can effectively manage them. For any questions or concerns,
please contact Kari Mattox at

Alternative Careers For J.D.s Seminar Oct. 8
Are you wondering what else you can do with your law degree
besides work in a law firm? Are you thinking about alternatives to
the traditional practice of law? A J.D. can open many doors to
interesting and fulfilling non-traditional careers. On Wednesday,
Oct. 8, at noon in room 345 (HOL) join FAWL (Florida Association
for Women Lawyers) at UF, Career Services, and guest speaker,
Rebecca L. O'Neill, associate general counsel for Shands
HealthCare, for refreshments and a discussion about alternative
career paths for J.D.s. The discussion is open to all classes.

SALSA Tailgate Oct. 11
Join SALSA as they host their annual tailgate at the LSU game
Oct. 11 in celebration of the end of Hispanic Heritage Month.
They will be serving latin food, enjoying music, and getting ready
to cheer on the Gators. Friends and family are invited.

The Sedona Conference E-Discovery Evening Oct. 28
The Sedona Conference's first law school conference, an "E-
Discovery Evening," will be held Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in
the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (HOL 180) at the
Levin College of Law. The evening will feature a panel and
audience collaborative discussion of current e-discovery issues
from the perspective of the courts, in-house counsel, retained
counsel for the plaintiff and defendant addressing issues.
Panelists include, The Honorable David Baker, United States
Magistrate, Middle District of Florida; Ralph Losey, noted e-
discovery writer and shareholder at Akerman Senterfitt; Patrick
Oot, Verizon, Director of Electronic Discovery and Senior
Counsel; Joseph P. Guglielmo, Whaley Drake & Kallas, plaintiff e-
discovery expert; and moderator Ken Withers, The Sedona
Conference, distinguished e-discovery writer and visionary. The
Sedona Conference is a non-profit, non-partisan law and policy
think-tank and international leader in e-discovery best practices.
There is no cost to attend this event, but space is limited. Please
RSVP to Bill Hamilton, Holland & Knight, william.hamilton@hklaw.
com or 813-227-6480.

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News Briefs

UF Law Graduate Tax Program Visits Lima, Peru
This summer, Professors Michael
Friel, Lawrence Lokken, Martin
McMahon and Yariv Brauner
traveled to Lima, Peru, to speak at
a joint UF/IFA Peru sponsored
conference. The faculty
represented UF Graduate Tax
Program's new International Tax
degree program in this two-day
event, which involved well-respected members of various
Peruvian organizations, universities and private companies.
Presentations on a wide range of topics of critical importance to
tax professionals, structured to provide both breadth of coverage
and in-depth understanding of the tax issues involved, were
presented at the conference. These topics included U.S. Tax
Treaty Policies, U.S. Corporate Taxation issues and Harmful Tax
Practices issues. The conference was made possible by a joint
partnership between the UF Graduate Tax Program and the IFA
Peru organization. Enthusiastic discussions between the director

of the Graduate Tax Program and international graduates were
the impetus for organizing this event. One panel represented IFA
Peru while another was comprised of Latin American graduates of
the UF Graduate Tax Program. Each panelist discussed the
subjects and brought forward issues inherent in U.S. tax law into
agreement with the Latin American reality.

FAWL Sponsoring Accessory Drive for Underprivileged
In collaboration with the non-profit
organization, Dress for Success,
the Florida Association for Women
Lawyers (FAWL) at UF will be
sponsoring an accessory drive
throughout the month of October
to help economically
underprivileged women get that
first interview. During October,
students are encouraged to bring
accessories, including jewelry,
scarves and handbags/purses no
longer in use but in good condition. Students can deposit their
contributions at the Career Services office in the Dress for
Success drop box. Please join us and help disadvantaged women
take charge of their lives.

Communications Welcomes New Webmaster Matthew
Matthew Gonzalez is the new online
communications coordinator/Webmaster in the
Communications Office. He previously worked
as a Web producer at the UF Office of Web
Administration helping oversee the structure
and content of a variety of UF-related sites.
Gonzalez is a graduate of the UF College of
Journalism and Communications. His major
area of study was online media, focusing in
online story telling, Web design and
videography. His minor areas of study were Portuguese and Latin
American studies. He hopes to use his skills in communication
and Web design to better broadcast online information and refine
the law school's online identity.

Admissions Congratulates New Associate Director for
Admissions Jake Henry
The UF Law admissions office would like to
congraulate Jake Henry on his promotion to
associate director of admissions. Henry
graduated from Washburn University School of
Law in May 2006, and The University of
Southern Mississippi in 2001 with a B.S. in
psychology. Before coming to UF Law, Henry
worked in his law school alma mater's
admissions office as an admissions
representative. He looks forward to continuing
to pass along his experiences in law school, both as a student
and an administrator, so that prospective and current students
can fully benefit from the value of their future law degree.

ILS Members Attend Luncheon With Russian Judges
On Sept. 18, UF Law students had
the unique opportunity to gain

insight into the Russian legal
system. Professor Cohn and the
International Law Society hosted a
question-and-answer luncheon
with five visiting judges from
Russia. Students filled the Faculty
Dining Room to ask the judges questions that covered many
topics, including the differences between common law and civil
law systems, Russia's current moratorium on capital punishment,
the role of juries in criminal trials and the process one goes
through to become a judge in Russia. The talk also included a
discussion on the Soviet legacy and Russia's contemporary legal
system. Students were given a broad overview of the Russian
legal system as some judges recounted their experiences with
criminal trials, while others described their experience with civil
trials. If you are interested in future ILS events, sign up on TWEN
for email updates.

Join the "One Less Car" Challenge
On Oct. 17 you can help celebrate
One Less Car Day by finding a way
to school without driving. 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

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