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
Place of Publication: <Gainesville FL> College of Law Communications Office 1997-
Publication Date: January 26, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol.1, no. 1 (Oct. 6, 1997)-
General Note: Weekly during the school year with a biweekly insert, numbered separately called: The Docket.
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mostly of males, depicts law students studying in the UF College
of Law library. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the
University of Florida College of Law. Share your stories from the
past century by sending them to or by going
to the UF Law history page.

Sports Law Symposium featured top agents

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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
Editor, UFLAW Magazine

Matthew Gonzalez
Webmaster, Online
Communications Coordinator

Scott Emerson
Senior Writer


The founder of ESPN and the former White
House communications director spoke at the
UF Law School on Friday and that was just
two of about 15 speakers and panelists the
day featured. Prominent figures in the sports
law and business world gathered for the 2009
UF Sports Law Symposium, put on by UF
Law's Entertainment and Sports Law Society.
Last year, the law school participated in a
sports symposium on the main campus.

CCS brings Skalaski to discuss job search

When economic times are tough,
students need to market
themselves differently. Career
Services is bringing in legal job
experts over the next couple
weeks to help students land the
job of their dreams even in the
current recession. Ann Skalaski, a
legal recruiting consultant, will
speak on Jan. 28, in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom (HOL 180) about managing your job search in an

Law Association for Women hosts
"Conversation with the Judiciary"
Jan. 27
Summer in Costa Rica
informational meeting Jan. 28
Entertainment Law Review
meeting Jan. 28
Environmental and Land Use Law
Society meeting Jan. 29
Environmental and Land Use Law
summer externship meeting Jan.
On-Campus fingerprinting Feb 3

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UF Law Virtual Calendar

Career Services

News Briefs

Have you picked up your copy of
UF LAW magazine?
Financial aid for Florida bar prep
and exam

Leslie Cowan
Law Student Writer

lan Fisher
Law Student Writer

Spenser Solis
Student Writer

Joshua Lukman

Charles Roop

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

economic downturn.

Study in Costa Rica, South Africa or France
with UF Law


Did you know that UF Law offers three great
summer study abroad opportunities? In this
economic climate, it's imperative to focus on
marketability and to constantly take action
towards setting yourself apart. Study abroad
Experience gained during law school shows
potential employers that you made the most
of your time. It's time to discover the law
Globally through the UF Law study abroad

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


Butler discusses insurance regulation with
Federalist Society

Temperatures close to record lows
led one event on the University of
Florida Levin College of Law
campus to use an unorthodox way
of staying warm, insurance. Henry
Butler, executive director of the
Searle Center for Law, Regulation,
and Economic Growth at
Northwestern University School of
Law, enticed a classroom full of students on the topic of
insurance and regulation.

Crist announces 2009 Gubernatorial
Fellowship Program

Governor Charlie Crist recently announced the
opening of the application process for the
Gubernatorial Fellows program, providing
Florida university students with firsthand, high-
level experience and insight into how
government operates. This program,
established in 2004 and endowed by Al and
Dawn Hoffman in 2005, gives college and
university students around the state the
unique opportunity to spend a semester
working alongside state government's top staff.

Professors comment on MLK and Obama

Professors Katheryn Russell-Brown and
Kenneth Nunn were quoted in the Gainesville
_Sun about what the inauguration would have
meant to civil rights leader Martin Luther King
Jr. Russell-Brown said the link between the
civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and
the president-elect is one of hope. "To whom

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Such is given, much is required, and Obama
has a big challenge ahead of him dealing with
the economy and internationally."

Upcoming Events

Need help with your job search?
On Jan. 28, CCS will host "1,2,3L's: Managing Your Job Search in
a Down Economy" at noon in HOL 180 with career consultant and
legal recruiter Ann Skalaski.

Summer in South Africa informational meeting Jan. 26
The UF Law summer program in South Africa (June 16-July 18)
informational meeting will be on Monday, Jan. 26, at noon in HOL
359. Students studying in Cape Town benefit from a dual focus
on comparative and international law. We examine United States
and South African legal systems on a comparative basis with
American and South African professors. For more information
visit and contact the
program's director, Associate Dean Kathie Price, at pricek@law. or 352-273-0706, or Director of Student Programs
Michelle Ocepek at or 352-273-0620.

Externship informational meeting Jan. 27
Students who are interested in externship opportunities for
summer and fall 2009 are encouraged to attend the externship
informational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. in HOL
285B. The meeting will include information on the application
process, requirements, deadlines and job placements. Students
who have completed their first year and are in good academic
standing are eligible to apply for externships.

Law Association for Women hosts "Conversation with the
Judiciary" Jan. 27
The Law Association for Women (L.A.W.) proudly presents: "A
Conversation with the Judiciary: Perspectives of Women Judges."
Five female judges from around the state of Florida, the
Honorable Anne C. Conway, the Honorable Caryl E. Delano, the
Honorable Jacqueline R. Griffin, the Honorable Marcia Morales
Howard and the Honorable Elizabeth A. Jenkins, will participate in
this event to be held in the Chesterfield Smith Classroom (HOL
180) on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 6 p.m.

Summer in Costa Rica informational meeting Jan. 28
Students interested in Costa Rica Program are invited to attend
an informational session in HOL 284 on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at
noon. If you attended the session in the fall, please consider
stopping by again as we will have more details that make this
year's program especially unique. We will be joined by faculty
and graduate students from the Departments of Environmental
Engineering and Anthropology and have organized the program
around the theme of water resources and sustainable
development. Details concerning logistics, schedules, housing,
field trips and costs-including financial aid will be provided.
Students unable to attend the session should visit http:// or contact Director Thomas
Ankersen or Director of Student Programs Michelle Ocepek. The
deadline for applications is March 16, but students are
encouraged to apply early.

Entertainment Law Review meeting Jan. 28
The first general meeting for the Entertainment Law Review will
be held on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m. in HOL 283. All
members are encouraged to attend.

Environmental and Land Use Law Society meeting Jan. 29
The Environmental and Land Use Law Society (ELULS) will have
its first general meeting of the new year next Thursday, Jan. 29,
in HOL 283 at 5 p.m. All are welcome. We will discuss plans for
the semester, including Law School Woods clean up and
dedication, brown bag speakers and social events. We look
forward to seeing all ELULS members again and hope any and all
students interested will come help us get off to a great start to a
new semester and a new year.

Environmental and Land Use Law summer externship
meeting Jan. 30
Do you know what you're doing this summer? Would you like the
chance to meet and talk with former summer externs to learn
about the substance of the different environmental and land use
law externships we offer? If you have an interest in an ELULP
summer externship attend our Environmental and Land Use Law
Program summer externship informational meeting Friday, Jan.
30, at noon in HOL 284. Our program offers a large number of
summer externships with state, local and federal agencies as well
as non-profit conservation groups throughout Florida, as well as
in Atlanta, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and beyond. The
deadline for externship applications is Wednesday, Feb. 11.
Please note students interested in an externship must also attend
the mandatory externship informational meeting scheduled for
Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. in 285B HOL.

On-Campus fingerprinting Feb 3 & 4
On-Campus fingerprinting for The Florida Bar will be Feb. 3 & 4,
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in HOL 348. You will need to sign up for an
appointment and pay in advance. The Florida Bar will only accept
fingerprints electronically from L-1 Identity Solutions. View the
instruction sheet >

News Briefs

Have you picked up your copy of UF LAW magazine?

You're invited to complete the online UFLAW
magazine readership survey. Completing the
survey is quick & easy, and your feedback will
help us keep your UF LAW alumni magazine
fresh and relevant to your personal and
professional life. Take the survey now >

Financial aid for Florida Bar prep and exam

Bar and wondering where you will
come up with the financing
necessary for these out-of-pocket
expenses? There are private loan

S/ companies who will make Bar
exam loans to students who are in
their final year of law school.
These loans can be used for a
student's living expenses while studying for the Bar, Bar prep
classes and other Bar related expenses.

Sallie Mae

Wells Fargo
(To apply, student would need to have some type of account/loan
with Wells Fargo)

For more information contact Financial Aid Coordinator Carol
Huber at 352-273-0620.

Build a stronger community with pro bono work

President Barack Obama has
challenged all of us to do what we
can to make our communities and
our nation a better place. On Sept.
19, 2008, the president and his
wife called on all citizens to find a
way to serve their communities. In
the wake of this historic
inauguration and in the spirit of
"Yes We Can" and "Change," the Center for Children and Families
and the Center for Career Services encourage you to take
advantage of the many pro bono opportunities to help others.
Consider becoming a guardian ad litem, volunteering with legal
services or participating in any of the available opportunities
found at

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