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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
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Publication Date: October 13, 2008
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The Honorable John i- C 1o n -
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Sommers talks about what is
wrong (and right) with feminism
Resource counselor helps law
students manage stress and

News Briefs

Law Association for Women
makes strides against cancer
Sherman discusses family law
mediation with UF law students
FAWL sponsoring accessory drive
for underprivileged women
Join the "One Car Less" challenge
JMBA kicks off community service
GADR sponsored alternative
dispute resolution workshop with
Lynn Cole

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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

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Upcoming Events

Federalist Society Hosts Ilya
Shapiro Oct. 15
Sedona Conference e-Discovery
Evening Oct. 28

Mills: Technology jeopardizes individual

Technology has intruded into every aspect of
modern life, from how people die to how they
conduct their public and private business.
Although the benefits of technology are
obvious, the risks can be huge. That's because
every cell phone call, credit card transaction,
discount card purchase, Internet site visited,
or e-mail sent or received is fair game for
information poachers to filch at will and
without your knowledge. So states a new book
Released this month, Privacy: The Lost Right
(Oxford University Press), authored by Jon
Mills, a University of Florida Levin College of Law professor, dean
emeritus, and founder of the university's Center for
Governmental Responsibility.

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Career Services

Chance encounter leads Karen Mills-Francis to
TV fame

After bumping into a friend in a
parking garage in Miami, Judge
Karen Mills-Francis (JD 87) had an
idea for her next career step. Mills-
Francis was a county judge for

Magazine Editor

Leslie Cowan
Law Student Writer

Joshua Lukman

Miami-Dade County when she ran
into her colleague, Circuit Judge
David Young in the spring of 2007.
Young had just been hired for his own TV show, which is now in
its second season. "I saw him in the garage parking lot and I
congratulated him, and I said, 'I wonder why nobody has ever
contacted me about a court show,'" Mills-Francis said. "About two
weeks later, I got a call from someone from Sony Pictures
Television asking if I would be willing to come to New York to
audition for a show. And I did, and here I am today."

* The CCS Buzz

Chen Wang

The Honorable John O. Colvin: A view from
the tax court bench

John O. Colvin, the chief judge of
the U.S. Tax Court, gave an
overview of the tax court Friday to
a group mostly composed of
graduate tax students. Colvin
divided his speech into seven
sections relevant to the tax court:
a general overview, the Court's
calendar, pretrial, trials, appeals,
opinions, and collegiality. Colvin spent a lot of time explaining
how the tax court works differently than other courts.

Sommers talks about what is wrong (and
right) with feminism

SOne day, Christina Hoff Sommers'
father bought an issue of Playboy
magazine just so he could read the
articles. Really. Because one of the
articles was written about her -
professor, controversial writer, and
self-proclaimed "equity feminist"
and her book Who Stole
Feminism: How Women Have
Betrayed Women.

Resource counselor helps law students
manage stress and anxiety

Stress can have negative impacts
on law students. For example, it
can lead to a decrease in
emotional and psychological
health, can increase the possible
development of substance abuse
problems and can impair the
ability to learn, which in turn
narrows focus and leads to
increased stress.

Matthew Gonzalez
Webmaster, Online
Communications Coordinator

Scott Emerson
Senior Writer

lan Fisher
Law Student Writer

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.

You Need to Know:

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


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.Spring 2008

Upcoming Events

Federalist Society Hosts Ilya Shapiro Oct. 15
The Federalist Society invites you to attend "Medellin v. Texas:
Why Neither the World Court Nor the President Has Authority
Over State Courts" by Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow, Center for
Constitutional Studies and editor-in-chief, Cato Supreme Court
Review on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at noon in Holland 285C. A Q&A
session will follow.

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. RSVP
to Bill Hamilton, Holland & Knight,
or 813-227-6480.

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News Briefs

Law Association for Women makes strides against cancer
The Law Association for Women (L.
A.W.) participated in the American
Cancer Society's Making Strides
Against Breast Cancer fundraiser
by walking as a team on Saturday,
October 4th at Northeast Park in
Gainesville, FL. With the support of
our members and donors, we have
raised more than $1,500 for this
important cause. L.A.W. would like to thank the entire student
body for its support of its tabling efforts and team t-shirt sales in
the courtyard this past week. The funds raised through Making
Strides enables the American Cancer Society to continue its
progress against breast cancer in every community by saving
lives, helping those touched by breast cancer, and empowering
people to fight back against this disease. Donations can still be
made on behalf of the L.A.W. team throughout the month of
October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) by visiting the team
page. Please take the time to visit the site and educate yourself
and spread the word about this important cause.

Sherman discusses family law mediation with UF law

-orraine H. Sherman (JD 98)

visited UF on Oct. 10 to discuss
her experiences as a family law
practitioner. In divorces, Sherman
said, children are the "big, big
losers." As a child of a custodial
parent who fought bitterly to
restrict the other parent's access
to her, she has seen the powerful
and far-reaching effects of a bitter
separation and angry parents on a child. Fortunately, the courts
are now seeing a shift from a hardened, adversarial system to a
softer, more cooperative system thanks to new Florida statutes
effective this fall. She provided each member of the audience
with a copy of the old Florida statutes, as well as the new
statutes. The new statutes dispose of the language of "visitation"
and "custody" and instead focus on parenting plans and
reasonable time-sharing. The goal of family law mediation or
litigation, she explained, is to provide parents with the future
ability to effectively communicate and co-parent independent of
court intervention.

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.

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 car pooling
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

JMBA kicks off community service week
This week, Oct. 13-18, is JMBA
community service week. JMBA
member or not, let's give back as
a community. Today begins the

penny wars to benefit the
Children's Home Society of Florida.
Thursday, Oct. 16, is the canned
food drive and Bar review social at
Salty Dog from 7-9 p.m. Bring three canned foods or $3 donation
for admission. The canned food will be donated to Bread of the
Mighty Food Bank. Saturday, Oct. 18, is community service day
and JMBA is setting up a site where you can get hours credited to
your community service certificate. If you're too busy to do
community service weekly here is an opportunity to get some
hours in one day and on a football bye week. Sign up at the JMBA
table. For more information email Donna Vincent at vincedo@ufl.

GADR sponsored alternative dispute resolution workshop
with Lynn Cole
On Oct. 4, about 60 law students
attended a mediation skills
workshop sponsored by UF Law's
new alternative dispute resolution
S student organization Gators
Alternative Dispute Resolution
(GADR). GADR's faculty advisor
Professor Leonard Riskin began
the event by welcoming
professional mediator Lynn Cole of
the Florida Academy of
Professional Mediators and
Mediators Beyond Borders. Cole
shared with the students some of the skills she uses every day in
her private mediation practice in Tampa, such as mediation laws
and some of the fundamental principles of conflict resolution.
Although the workshop focused on civil mediation in the Florida
court system, Cole drew on her extensive experience in
international alternative dispute resolution to explain how these
same skills could be used all over the world with all types of
clients. Not only did the attendees learn the ins and outs of
conducting mediation in Florida, they got a chance to put this
knowledge to use during an extended role-playing exercise.
Afterwards, Cole led a large discussion where students were
encouraged to share and analyze what they had learned. Pending
approval from the Florida Bar, attendees will receive "Continuing
Mediation Education" credit for Florida Bar mediation certification.
A representative from Lexis Nexis was also on hand to teach
about the research tools and ADR literature that every mediator
must know. GADR encourages everyone to sign up on TWEN to
learn about more alternative dispute resolution opportunities.

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