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
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Levin College of Law
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Publication Date: February 9, 2009
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New jurist-in-residence program Attention 1L's: Sentence grammar
offers students unique legal seminar Feb. 9
inci ht Center for the Study of Race and

Guerrilla tactics for getting the
legal job of your dreams
Alumni Profile: Vee Leonard
Family Law Society hosts Judge
Ysleta McDonald
Faculty Scholarship and Activities

News Briefs

Center on Children and Families
2009 Youth Summit
ELULP informational meeting
Feb. 13
Real Property Law Association
welcomes new officers, develops
local connections
Research Assistant Needed
Introduction to Law School and
the Profession 2009 Ambassador

Send Us News

Thanks to support from Levin College of Law alumni and friends,
UF Law faculty, staff and students will soon enjoy the Martin H.
Levin Legal Advocacy Center, a $6 million construction project,
expected to be completed this summer, that will expand legal
advocacy education and provide state-of-the-art trial facilities for
the college. (UF Law/ Lauren Jannelle) View photo gallery>

Race Relations open house Feb. 9
Small Firm Information Meeting
Feb. 11
Nelson Symposium "The
Squeeze on Local Governments"
Feb. 13

Nelsn S mposum ffes CLs, olutonsand Dress for Success Feb. 13
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resources for local government, real estate,
land use planning and environmental

The University of Florida Levin
College of Law will host the Eighth
Annual Nelson Symposium Friday
... Feb. 13 at the UF Hilton
Conference Center. The
symposium invites attorneys
specializing in local government,
real estate, land-use planning,
environmental law and others
interested in those topics to attend, and will offer insights on how
local governments can address the profound legal, financial and
political changes affecting today's economy.

Music Law Conference serves entertainment
and legal professions

Urmw.ri nlFtr rI l.tda [Lev Ieal L m resi One wouldn't immediately think of
SMUSIC LAW musicians and lawyers as having
CO:,F..E:rCE much in common. However, when
From the it comes to navigating a course
y suits.. .E through the high-stakes terrain of
the music industry, two

You Have A Billion Emails? The
Future of Information Retrieval in
Electronic Discovery Feb. 26

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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

Debra Amirin, APR

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
Student Writer

Joshua Lukman

Charles Roop

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

professional heads are definitely
better than one. Finding common
ground between music and the law
is the goal of "From the Suits to the Stage," the University of
Florida Levin College of Law's Seventh Annual Music Law
Conference, to be held Feb. 20 21.

New jurist-in-residence program offers
students unique legal insights

0 1 Students at the University of
Florida Levin College of Law will
have a unique opportunity to gain
valuable insights into the inner
workings of the legal system from
a judicial expert thanks to the new
S Peter T. Fay Jurist-in-Residence
..1.. Program Feb. 18-20. The first
jurist-in-residence will be the
program's namesake, Peter T. Fay, a senior judge of the U.S.
11th Circuit Court of Appeals and a 1956 College of Law

Guerrilla tactics for getting the legal job of
your dreams

With each interview a battle, each rejection a
defeat, and the victory of being hired feeling
more and more elusive, any law student can
understand how the post-law school job hunt
may seem like a war. On Feb. 4, Kimm
Walton, author of Guerilla Tactics for Getting
the Legal Job of Your Dreams, visited the
Levin College of Law to share with students
some creative suggestions for getting their
own dream jobs.

Alumni Profile: Vee Leonard

Vee Leonard (JD 99) didn't travel down the
path most would call a typical road to law
school. She got off the highway and waited a
bit before getting back on. At the age of 37,
Leonard went back to school to finish her
bachelor's degree at the University of Central
Florida. She got a degree in legal studies and
said her professor continuously tried to get
S her to attend law school. "I had no plans to go
Sto law school," said Leonard, who never had
aspirations as a child to be a lawyer.

Family Law Society hosts Judge Ysleta

The Family Law Society hosted a
discussion with Judge Ysleta W.

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


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McDonald (JD 83) in 345 Holland
Hall on Friday. McDonald, who has
served as an administrative judge
in the family law division of the
8th Judicial Circuit, has dealt with
aspects of family law including
divorce, domestic violence, dependency, child support, mental
health and delinquency.

Faculty Scholarship and Activities

The UF law faculty is comprised of
highly accomplished scholar-
teachers who bring remarkable
experience and knowledge to the
classroom. Keep up with what
they're writing about and saying
each week in FlaLaw by reading
about their scholarship and
activities, as well as their media

Upcoming Events

Attention 1L's: Sentence grammar seminar Feb. 9
Join writing specialist Lois Randolph for the sentence grammar
seminar on Monday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. in HOL 360. This session
will provide important information and tips for writing well. Law
school emphasizes content in your writing, however it is
important to remember that the mechanics of your writing
assignments are as equally important so as not to distract your
reader from grammar mistakes that may undermine the reader's
belief in your abilities. Also be aware that Randolph is available
on Monday and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., in the Legal
Research and Writing offices for individual consultation and
feedback on your assignments. For any questions or concerns,
contact Assistant Dean of Students Kari Mattox at mattoxk@law.

Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations open
house Feb. 9
Come to the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations
annual open house Monday, Feb. 9, from 12:30-2 p.m. in HOL
370D. Meet the research fellows, learn about upcoming events
and find out how you can get involved with CSRRR. No RSVP
required. Refreshments will be served.

Small Firm Information Meeting Feb. 11
Members of the General Practice Solo & Small Firm Section of
The Florida Bar will be here to speak on and answer questions
about the Small Firm Interview Program & practicing in small
firms over the summer and after graduation on Feb. 11, at noon
in HOL 345.

Nelson Symposium "The Squeeze on Local Governments"
Feb. 13
The Eighth Annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium will assemble
national and state experts to examine the pressures that local
governments are feeling as officials seek to continue serving the

public in the face of profound legal, financial, social, and political
challenges. The symposium will be held on Friday, Feb. 13, at the
UF Hilton Conference Center and will begin at 8:30 a.m. For more
information contact Barbara DeVoe at 352-273-0615.

Dress for Success Feb. 13
Macy's will speak on Friday, Feb. 13, at noon in HOL 345 for
"Dress for Success." They will be showing both men's and
women's "do's and don't" for interview wear, as well as cosmetic
tips. Come find your interview style.

How Do You Find Anything When You Have A Billion
Emails? The Future of Information Retrieval in Electronic
Discovery Feb. 26
Jason R. Baron, director of the Litigation, National Archives and
Records Administration, will speak on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.
m. in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (HOL 180).
Baron is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the
preservation and retrieval of electronic records. Find out what
happens when White House e-mails are at the center of litigation,
learn how to get what you're looking for with your discovery
request and learn about the latest research in information science
and litigation.

News Briefs

Center on Children and Families 2009 Youth Summit

The Center on Children and
Families is seeking volunteers to
participate in its annual Youth
Summit. There will be an
information meeting on Thursday,
Feb. 12, and Monday, Feb. 16, at
noon in HOL 359. The Youth
Summit is designed to engage
high school students in discussion
about matters concerning law and policy and how each affects
them. This year the summit will be on March 20, and will focus
on youth involvement in the Juvenile Justice System. The
program will address topics ranging from what activities could be
illegal or result in suspension or expulsion from school to the
consequences of involvement in the juvenile justice system.
While volunteering, you will have the opportunity to interact with
over 400 high school students to inform them of their legal
rights, as well as inspire them to be focused and to live a
productive life. For more information contact Debbie Willis,
program at or Kristianna Rodriguez, Youth
Summit project assistant at If you are a
member of Facebook, the event and information is listed there as

ELULP informational meeting Feb. 13

The Environmental and Land Use
Law Program offers many
opportunities for you to become
involved and learn about these
important areas of law. There will
be an informational meeting at
noon on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in
HOL 283. At the meeting, you'll

learn critical information about the ELUL program, including the
requirements for earning a Certificate in Environmental and Land
Use Law, and details about the curriculum, including the
Conservation Clinic, summer externships, and the summer study
abroad in Costa Rica, and find out about the Environmental and
Land Use Law Society, the Environmental Moot Court Team, the
Public Interest Environmental Conference, and our new LL.M. in
Environmental and Land Use Law. Students who attend will also
have the chance to meet and talk with some of the ELULP faculty
and to get individual advice on course selection for summer and
fall and career development guidance. This is an excellent
opportunity for currently enrolled certificate students to get
answers to questions about certificate requirements, course
availability, etc. All students with an interest are encouraged to
attend, but especially first- and second-year students this is
the ideal opportunity to get the best possible information to plan
your academic program for your remaining semesters. Contact
ELULP Program Assistant Lena Hinson at

Real Property Law Association welcomes new officers,
develops local connections

The UF branch of the Real Property
Law Association (RPLA) was
pleased to recently celebrate its
second anniversary as a UF Levin
College of Law organization. As
S part of the celebration, the RPLA
Inaugurated a new crew of
officers. The inauguration was
immediately followed by
networking events at recent North Florida Area Real Estate
Attorney (NFAREA) meetings hosted by the law firms of Salter,
Feiber, Murphy, Hutson & Menet and Scruggs and Carmichael.
The NFAREA welcomed Tiffany Kimball as the RPLA's new
President, along with fellow officers Jamie Barwig, Zea
McDonnough, Derren Kales and Lauren Kirkpatrick. Barwig was
offered and accepted the position of NFAREA secretary and is
now responsible for both assisting the NFAREA chairperson and
keeping the minutes for the organization. Outgoing president
Brent Kimball was pleased to present a new initiative to the
NFAREA designed to help local real property attorneys locate and
communicate with University of Florida students interested in
practicing in the field of real property. The RPLA will continue to
work with Florida's real property law community at the upcoming
executive council meeting this spring, where they plan to attend
several training seminars, volunteer their services for pro bono
projects, and rub elbows with the elite of Florida's real property
community. (Photo from left: Tiffany Kimball, Lauren Kirkpatrick,
Derren Kales and Zea McDonnough)

Research Assistant Needed

Professor Jonathan Cohen seeks a
research assistant for this spring
and summer concerning a project
addressing one family's response
to a case of medical error.
Interested students should have
both excellent research and typing
skills, as some of the work will
involve transcribing interviews.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and
undergraduate and law school transcripts (unofficial copies fine)
to Betty Donaldson, HOL 340, by Wednesday, Feb. 18

Introduction to Law School and the Profession 2009
Ambassador Program

Student Affairs is looking for
ambassadors. Ambassadors are
current students who are selected
for their interest in helping new
students prior to, during, and even
after the ILSP. If you are
interested in being a part of the
ambassador team, now is the time
to apply. The deadline to apply is
Tuesday, Feb. 17, at noon. An information sheet and application
is available on the orientation Web site
orientation/. When you turn in your application and resume to
the Office of Student Affairs, you will sign up for an interview. If
you wish to be considered for a coordinator position, an
additional application is required. Contact Michelle Ocepek at or 352-273-0620 for more information.

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