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Lecture Nov. 17
Professors cover a wide range of
topics from land use to libel

News Briefs

FlaLaw Online adds sharing and
posting features
Tritt wins kickball game for
second consecutive year
Five Torts and Captain
Negligence perform skit on
Christian Legal Society holds fall
CSRRR Summer 2009 Yegelwel
Remembering Catherine Barclift
and Eric Gold

Send Us News

Sections" on Friday. (UF Law/ Joshua Lukman)

P Classes at the law school are cancelled
tomorrow, Nov. 11, in observance of Veteran's
Day and will resume a normal schedule on

Former ACLU president stresses civil rights
activism with future lawyers

Nadine Strossen, former president
of the American Civil Liberties
Union, urged students to get
involved in fighting for civil rights
on Tuesday. Strossen, brought to
the UF Levin College of Law by the
American Constitution Society,
spoke to a crowd of about 50 in
the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom. Strosssen served as the president of the ACLU from
1991 until this October.


Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center
receives "green" rating

W1 a It's green under the bricks and
S1-A! 17A mortar of the Lawton Chiles Legal

succeed Nov. 12
ExamSoft orientation sessions
Nov. 13 and 19
Modern day slavery: The plight of
farmworkers in Florida Nov. 19

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UF Law Virtual Calendar

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

Information Center (LIC). The new
addition and renovations to the
LIC, classrooms and law library
were recently certified as a
"green" building by the U.S. Green
Building Council. The certification is part of the USGBC
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green
Building Rating System.

Debra Amirin, APR

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.

Lindy Brounley
Associate Director
Editor, UF LAW Magazine

Matthew Gonzalez
Webmaster, Online
Communications Coordinator

Scott Emerson
Senior Writer

Leslie Cowan
Law Student Writer

lan Fisher
Law Student Writer

Spenser Solis
Staff Writer

Joshua Lukman

Chen Wang

Fredric G. Levin College of Law
2500 SW 2nd Ave.
P.O. Box 117633
Gainesville, FL 32611

Hasson and Wolf debate religious liberty and
the separation of church and state

Instead of separating church and
state, Kevin 3. Hasson argued that
the state should endorse all forms
of church. Hasson spoke
Wednesday with Professor Michael
Wolf about religious freedom. The
event was sponsored by the
Federalist Society. While Hasson
said the establishment clause of
the First Amendment should be weakened to allow more religion
to be public, Wolf argued that it should be strengthened. Cities
should not display Christmas trees or menorahs because it
waters down religion, Wolf said.

Cole emphasizes networking for success of
young lawyers

The one word that Jewel White Cole (JD 95)
uses to describe herself is "dynamic"--
characterized by energy or effective action. It
seems that there could be no more fitting a
description for a woman who has launched
such an impressively fast-paced, ever-
evolving career. Since graduating from the
College of Law, Cole has held the titles of
assistant Pinellas County attorney, president
of the Clearwater Bar, and is now the
president of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division and
managing assistant Pinellas County attorney.

Justice Stevens and Judge Gonzalez Speak at
Inaugural Marshall Criser Distinguished
Lecture Nov. 17

Mark you calendar one week from today U.
S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul
Stevens and U.S. District Court Judge Jose A.
Gonzalez Jr. will engage in a "conversation"
with UF Law students, faculty and staff at 10 a.
m. in UF's Curtis M. Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts. Stevens will be the fourth
Supreme Court Justice to visit the Gainesville

* The CCS Buzz

You Need to Know:

The France study abroad meeting
will take place Nov. 13, at 3 p.m.
in 345 HOL.
Fall Library Hours
Loan Repayment Assistance for
Public Interest Lawyers


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Professors cover a wide range of topics from
land use to libel

Lidsky commented in the South
Florida Sun-Sentinel on the new
wave of libel suits cropping up due
to Web reviews. "These lawsuitss
are extremely common and
starting to make their way through
the courts," said Lidsky. "Courts
are starting to develop balancing
tests to guarantee it's a legitimate
libel suit before they uncover the poster's identity."
* Faculty Scholarship and Activities

Upcoming Events

Career opportunities with the state attorney and public
defenders offices Nov. 12
A discussion will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12, at noon in 345
HOL. Come hear Gator attorneys from the offices of the 8th
Judicial Circuit State Attorney Stacey Steinberg (JD 03) and
Public Defender John Maguire share their perspectives and
experiences practicing law.

Exam preparation: Writing to succeed Nov. 12
Law school exams differ in format from most exams you have
taken. This seminar aims to provide you with the insight into
applying what you have learned throughout the semester with
your critical thinking and problem solving skills into writing
articulate answers that address the questionss. Join Professor
Elizabeth Rowe on Wednesday, Nov.12, at 1 p.m. in the Bailey
Courtroom. If you have any additional questions or concerns,
contact Assistant Dean of Students Kari Mattox at mattoxk@law.

ExamSoft orientation sessions Nov. 13 and 19
The Technology Services group will provide orientation sessions
on Nov. 13 and Nov. 19, at noon in 180 HOL to allow students to
sign up, pay, register and help ensure the software will work
properly. The College of Law uses ExamSoft for computerized
exams, but not all professors choose to give exams on
computers. Currently, this is voluntary by professor and student.
The professors who choose to use the examination software will
inform their students. The cost is $25 per student per academic
year and covers all computerized exams. A list of frequently
asked questions regarding ExamSoft can be found at http://www.

Modern day slavery: The plight of farm workers in Florida
Nov. 19
Recently, farm bosses in Southwest Florida plead guilty to
enslaving the people who worked on their farms. Farm workers
face a host of legal, social, economic and environmental
obstacles. Come join a panel discussion with distinguished

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lawyers, academics and activists who deal with these issues. The
Public Service Fellows of the Center for Government
Responsibility, sponsored by the Florida Bar Foundation, will
present a discussion about the modern-day issues affecting farm
workers in Florida. Speakers will include lawyers from Legal
Services of North Florida, as well as members of the Student
Farmworkers Alliance, and others. This event will be held on
Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. in 382 HOL. Food will be

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Tritt wins kickball game for second consecutive year

Pofessor Lee-ford Tritt's Master
Probaters edged Professor Stuart
Cohn's Cohn Dogs 6-5 in Friday's
Sixth Annual Estates and Trusts -
T Corporations challenge. It was the
second consecutive victory for
Tritt's squad. Tritt was fired up
about the game all week,
encouraging his students to take it
seriously. On a day leading up to the game, he brought a trash-
talking note into Professor Cohn's Corporations class. Associate
Dean for Students Rachel Inman officiated the game. Both Tritt
and Cohn yelled and argued with her on many close calls.
Professor Tritt has made challenging a corporations class to a
game a yearly tradition. Both teams celebrated the game
together after.

Five Torts and Captain Negligence perform skit on

Professor Lyrissa Lidsky's students
performed a skit on torts in class
on Halloween. Captain Negligence,
S performed by Guichard St. Surin,
presided over the five elements
and made up a song about them.
The five elements were played by
Emily Nogues (duty), Miredys
SGonzalez (breach), D~bora Ayoub
(cause in fact), Fernanda Brandio (proximate cause) and Anna
Lee (damages).

Christian Legal Society holds fall festival

The Christian Legal Society at UF
held its fall community service
project at Caring & Sharing
Elementary this past Friday, Nov.
7. Volunteers from the
organization supervised students
from the charter school in arts and
crafts, sack races and flag football
games. Approximately 15 law
students and our own Lexis
representative, Bonita Young, had a great time making pine cone
turkeys and playing around with the kids. Lots of candy was
given out at the end of the day and, needless to say, it was the
kids' favorite part. It was a beautiful afternoon for a fall festival
and it helped everyone get into the holiday spirit. If you would
like more information about the Christian Legal Society, contact
Robby Braxton at or Amy Hanna at

CSRRR Summer 2009 Yegelwel Fellowship

The UF-Center for the Study of
Race and Race Relations (CSRRR)
is sponsoring the 2009 Yegelwel
Fellowship. For students who are
interested in issues of anti-
Semitism and bigotry, the
fellowship provides a wonderful
opportunity to work at the Anti-
Defamation League in Florida. The
8-10 week fellowship is for Summer 2009 and comes with a
$4000 stipend. Students who have completed their first year and
constitutional law courses (by the time of the fellowship) and are
in good academic standing, are eligible to apply. For further
information on the application process, please contact Melissa
Bamba, CSRRR Asst. Director at or 273-
0614. The deadline for applications is Monday, Dec. 1.

Remembering Catherine Barclift and Eric Gold

Last week marked the one-year
anniversary of the passing of
Catherine Barclift, class of 2010.
On the morning of Wednesday,
Nov. 5, one year from the day of
the tragic accident, nine close
friends and classmates honored
Catherine by running the route
that she had been running in
preparation for a marathon. They ended at the intersection of
34th Street and Radio Road, and joined by two others, had a
small memorial. The students placed a flowered cross and had a
moment of silence for Catherine. Later that evening, seven
students returned with Professor Teresa Rambo, and painted the
wall to read "Forever in our Hearts, Catherine Barclift 1985-2007."

"She inspired us. In her life and her death she brought us
together," close friend Donna Vincent said. "And I know she lives
on through us. Remembering her is honoring her, and we will
never forget."

Also, Randy Gold honored his son Eric Gold, a class of 2009 law
student, who passed away on Jan. 20 this year. Last year Randy
Gold participated in the "Hustle Up the Hancock" in Chicago,
climbing all 94 flights of the Hancock Building. Eric Gold had
participated in 2005-2007. This is a fundraiser for the Respiratory
Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago, a group dedicated to
raising money for respiratory disease research and treatment. He
will participate again on Feb. 25, 2009. For anyone interested in
more information or donating to this cause, visit Randy Gold's
Personal fundraising Web site.

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