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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
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.
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.
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
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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.
Law Student Writer
Examination preparation: What to do before
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
* The CCS Buzz
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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.
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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October 13, 2008
October 6, 2008
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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
Modern day slavery: The plight of farm workers in Florida
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.
email@example.com or Eric Burger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Study abroad in Cape Town, South Africa
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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 email@example.com.
edu or 352-273-0706, or Director of Student Programs Michelle
Ocepek at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
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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