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
Alternate Title: Flalaw
Physical Description: Serial
Creator: Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Levin College of Law
Publisher: College of Law Communications Office
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Place of Publication: <Gainesville FL> College of Law Communications Office 1997-
Publication Date: November 17, 2008
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol.1, no. 1 (Oct. 6, 1997)-
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Study abroad in Cape Town,
South Africa
CSRRR Summer 2009 Yegelwel
Fellowship
Exam and holiday library hours


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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
Director

Lindy Brounley
Associate Director
Editor, UF LAW Magazine

Matthew Gonzalez
Webmaster, Online
Communications Coordinator


Scott Emerson
Senior Writer

Leslie Cowan
Law Student Writer


M Don't forget to watch a live Internet streaming of
Justice Stevens and Judge Gonzalez's "conversation"
this morning starting at 10 a.m. by going to the UF
Law home page.


Schneider educates students on benefits of
collaborative divorces

From litigating divorces to fighting
child custody battles, family law
attorneys who handle dissolutions
of marriage are arguably held in
public opinion as some of the most
adversarial and disfavored lawyers
in the legal field. An alternative to
traditional courtroom fights to the
death, however, seeks to change
that. Pamela Schneider (JD 79), adjunct professor and longtime
divorce attorney, visited the Levin College of Law on Nov. 14 to
educate students on the benefits of collaborative divorces as
opposed to the familiar adversarial system.


READ MORE>>


Center on Children & Families presents Dr.
Gary Melton Nov. 24

.." The Center on Children & Families presents
:f "ii, Dr. Gary Melton on "What's Wrong with U.S.
Child Protection Policy, and How Might It Be


Discussion of Unconscious Bias
Based on Race and Gender" Nov.
19
Healthcare Law Society presents
Charles S. Dorminy Nov. 20
Get a flu shot on the law school
campus Nov. 20
The Center on Children &
Families presents Dr. Gary Melton
Nov. 24




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UF Law Virtual Calendar


Career Services






Fixed?" on Nov. 24, at noon in the
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom
(HOL 180). Gary B. Melton is director of the
Institute of Family and Neighborhood Life and
professor of psychology at Clemson University.


lan Fisher
Law Student Writer

Spenser Solis
Staff Writer

Joshua Lukman
Photographer


Examination preparation: What to do before
your exams

The end of the semester is quickly
approaching along with the
beginning of the busy holiday
season. Therefore, it is important
Sto manage your time wisely and
have a plan in place in order to
prepare sufficiently for your
upcoming examination period. In
creating your plan, you may wish
to focus on three different categories: before the exam, during
the exam and after the exam. This week's installment of exam
preparation will focus on before the exam.


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:


Loan Repayment Assistance for
Public Interest Lawyers

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S>December
December 1, 2008


Anatomy of a Gerrymander

To many Floridians, tasking elected
S/ representatives to draw nonpartisan voting
districts seems a lot like tasking the fox to
guard the henhouse...every 10 years feathers
fly. "Reapportionment, or how we divide our
districts for the Legislature and Congress, is
S one of the most important things we do
a' because it determines who you can vote for in
your district," said Jon Mills, UF professor of
law, dean emeritus and director of the Levin
College of Law Center for Governmental Responsibility.


READ MORE>>


Klein presents keynote address at Northeast
Florida Environmental Summit

Professor Christine Klein presented the
keynote address "Beyond Water Wars" at the
2008 Northeast Florida Environmental Summit
"Water Wars: Use, Conflict, and the Future"
on Nov. 6. The event at Jacksonville University
provided scientific, legal and policy
perspectives on "water wars" arising in
international, national and regional settings
and panelists discussed water use conflicts,


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November 24,
2008
November 17,
2008
November 10,
2008
November 3, 2008
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October 20, 2008
October 13, 2008
October 6, 2008
S>September
September 29,
2008
September 22,
2008
September 15,
2008
September 8,
2008
September 2,
2008
S>August
August 25, 2008

SSpring 2008
. >April
April 14, 2008


READ MORE>>


Chen Wang
Photographer


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





effectively handling water shortages, and the
water crises in Florida.
* Faculty Scholarship and Activities




Upcoming Events


Modern day slavery: The plight of farm workers in Florida
Nov. 19
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.

"The Discriminating Mind: A Discussion of Unconscious
Bias Based on Race and Gender" Nov. 19
The Federalist Society invites you to attend "The Discriminating
Mind: A Discussion of Unconscious Bias Based on Race and
Gender" with Professor Amy Wax, Robert Mundheim Professor of
Law at the University of Pennsylvania law school, on Wednesday,
Nov. 19, at noon in 359 HOL. A Q&A session will follow and the
event is open to the public.

Healthcare Law Society presents Charles Dorminy Nov. 20
The Healthcare Law Society presents Charles S. Dorminy Nov.
20, in the Bailey Courtroom from 5 6 p.m. Dorminy is a partner
at Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover, P.C. in Atlanta and will speak
generally about healthcare law and offer advice on how to plan a
career in the field. He has an LL.M. in healthcare law from the
University of Houston and will speak on the advantages of this
degree. The event is open to the public. If you have any
questions contact Deonys de Cardenas at deonys.
decardenas@qmail.com or Eric Burger at eburqer@ufl.edu.

Get a flu shot on the law school campus Nov. 20
On Nov. 20, the Student Health Care Center will be at the law
school to administer flu shots to faculty, staff and students. They
will be at the law school from 2:15 4 p.m. in the faculty dining
room. The cost is five dollars for students and $25 for faculty and
staff.

The Center on Children & Families presents Dr. Gary
Melton Nov. 24
The Center on Children & Families presents Dr. Gary Melton on
"What's Wrong with U.S. Child Protection Policy, and How Might
It Be Fixed?" on Nov. 24, at noon in 180 HOL. Melton is the
director of the Institute of Family and Neighborhood Life and
professor of psychology at Clemson University. A reception will
follow in the faculty dining room.


News Briefs


Study abroad in Cape Town, South Africa


April 7, 2008
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March 31, 2008
March 24, 2008
March 17, 2008
March 3, 2008
S>February
February 25, 2008
February 18, 2008
February 11, 2008
February 4, 2008
S>January
January 28, 2008
January 21, 2008
January 14, 2008
January 7, 2008
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. 2005
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The UF Law summer program in
South Africa 2009 informational





meeting will be held on
Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. in
360 HOL. Students in the South
Africa study abroad program at
the University of Cape Town
benefit from a dual focus on
comparative and international law.
American and South African professors will draw upon their
experiences in their respective systems to highlight the
similarities and differences in the administration of justice in the
United States and South Africa. Students will gain a better
understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each system
and of the difficulty of achieving meaningful reform in either
country. In addition, the program analyzes how race and race
relations impact U.S. and South African legal systems. This five-
week program, from June 16 July 18, 2009, allows you to live
in and enjoy a rich culture, while studying law amidst the historic
legal, political and social changes occurring in South Africa.
Deadline for applications is March 16, 2009, on a first come, first
served basis. Interested students can visit the study abroad Web
site http://www.law.ufl.edu/students/abroad/ and contact the
program's director, Associate Dean Kathie Price at pricek@law.ufl.
edu or 352-273-0706, or Director of Student Programs Michelle
Ocepek at ocepek@law.ufl.edu or 273-0620.

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
$4,000 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 bamba@law.ufl.edu or 273-
0614. The deadline for applications is Monday, Dec. 1.

Exam and holiday library hours

d (at- Holidays and exams are fast
approaching. Here is a reminder of
Sthe library's hours for the rest of
the semester.






Regular hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. 11:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. 6 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. 11:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Nov. 22 (last UF home football game)

Thanksgiving week (Nov. 24-30):
Monday & Tuesday, Regular hours





Wednesday, Nov. 26, 7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 27-28, Closed
Saturday, Nov. 29, 11:30 a.m. 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. 11:30 p.m.

Extended hours for exams will be from Friday, Dec. 5 to
Thursday, Dec. 18:
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. 2 a.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. 2 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 19, 7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 20-21, Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 22-24, 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 25 Jan. 4, Closed


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