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
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Creator: Fredric G. Levin College of Law
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Publisher: College of Law Communications Office
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Place of Publication: <Gainesville FL> College of Law Communications Office 1997-
Publication Date: February 16, 2009
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General Note: Weekly during the school year with a biweekly insert, numbered separately called: The Docket.
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"Global Warming: Will Science or
Fear Rule?"
Page talks about EU pursuit of
Microsoft over browser
competition

News Briefs


Levin College of Law Faculty and
Student Art Show
BLSA Trial Team earns spot in
Final Four
UF National Tax Moot Court
Team wins second place
Introduction to Law School and
the Profession 2009 Ambassador
Program

Send Us News


The Eighth Annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium brought
together top legal experts to discuss challenges and proposed
solutions to the multitude of problems faced by local
governments. More than 100 legal professionals and law students
attended the day-long event, which took place at the UF Hilton
Conference Center on Friday. (UF Law/ Charles Roop)


UF environmental conference will illuminate
solutions for a sustainable Florida

I '..... If you value clean water, fresh air
... and green spaces, make plans to
attend the University of Florida
Levin College of Law 15th Annual
Public Interest Environmental
S Conference (PIEC) Feb. 26-28. The
='.; conference, being held at Holland
Hall on the UF College of Law
campus, invites land use and
environmental attorneys, government officials, citizen advocates,
journalists and others interested in the future of Florida's
environment to interact with environmental experts and hear the
latest thinking on sustainability and its impact on policy
development.
READ MORE>


Music Law Showcase and Conference this
Friday and Saturday


Jim-riniF Ci le. ri.re in Re mP l Don't forget to attend the Music
A TJS1C LAW Law Showcase and Conference this
COlFZ.E C Z Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20 &
from the 21. The Feb. 20 band showcase
S suits... ... L offers an exciting slate of live
performances by young, up-and-
coming, local bands including


FAWL and Career Services host
etiquette banquet Feb. 18
Successful Interviewing & Call
Backs Feb. 18
JMBA hosts 1L lobbying luncheon
Feb. 18 and general lobbying
luncheon Feb. 25
Certificate Programs Information
Session Feb. 19
Marketing Yourself in Tough
Economic Times on Feb. 19
Careers in Real Property, Probate
& Trust Feb. 20
How Do You Find Anything When
You Have A Billion E-mails? The
Future of Information Retrieval in
Electronic Discovery Feb. 26
JMBA and APIL host
LawLawPalooza March 19




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UF Law Virtual Calendar






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

lan Fisher
Law Student Writer

Spenser Solis
Student Writer

Joshua Lukman
Law Student Photographer

Charles Roop
Student Photographer

Lauren Jannelle
Law Student Photographer



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


Bang Bang Boom, The Duppies,
SuperFish, and Vernon from 9 p.
m. to 1:30 a.m. at Common Grounds, located at 210 S.W. 2nd
Ave. in downtown Gainesville. Conference sessions will begin at 9
a.m. on Feb. 21 in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom
(180 HOL) on the UF College of Law campus.
READ MORE>


Nelson Symposium talks about the squeeze
on local governments


The Eighth Annual Richard E.
Nelson Symposium brought
together top legal experts to
discuss challenges and proposed
solutions to the multitude of
problems faced by local
governments. More than 100 legal
professionals and law students
attended the day-long event,
which took place at the UF Hilton Conference Center on Friday.
The conference, titled "The Squeeze on Local Governments,"
included presentations from experts in topics ranging from land-
use, local government, property and environmental law.
READ MORE>>


Author to speak on 'misguided feminism' Feb.
18 in 'War vs. Boys' panel discussion at UF
law school


Christina Hoff Sommers, author of two
provocative books debunking "misguided
feminism" and a prevailing view that American
schools "favor boys and grind down girls," will
share her controversial views and findings in a
lecture and panel discussion on Wednesday,
S. Feb. 18, at the University of Florida Levin
College of Law. Her presentation topic-"The
War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism is
Harming Our Young Men"-derives from the
title of her 2000 book in which she claimed that "by virtually
every measure, girls are thriving." Instead, Sommers writes, "it
is boys who are the second sex in school."
READ MORE>>


Federalist Society hosts "Global Warming:
Will Science or Fear Rule?"


Although the planet is warming,
there is no reason to freak out
about it, said Becky Norton
Dunlop. Dunlop was brought to
campus by the UF Chapter of The
Federalist Society to speak about
the global warming crisis, or lack
thereof. She serves as Vice
President of External Relations at
The Heritage Foundation, a
conservative think tank.
READ MORE>


Career Services


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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Page talks about EU pursuit of Microsoft over
browser competition

Page was used as a single-source expert for a
in-depth article on the EU's pursuit of
Microsoft over new charges that Internet
Explorer stifles browser competition. The
European Union's pursuit of Microsoft Corp.
over new charges that Internet Explorer (IE)
stifles browser competition is "silly" and
"dumb," a noted antitrust expert said today. "I
just don't see what it adds to the final
judgment in the U.S. case," said William Page,
the co-author of The Microsoft Case: Antitrust, High Technology,
and Consumer Welfare (University of Chicago Press, 2009).
"OEMs are already free to delete most of the visible evidence of
[Internet Explorer] and to install another browser if they want."
READ MORE>



Upcoming Events


Attention 1L's: Sentence Grammar Seminar Feb. 16
Join writing specialist Lois Randolph for the sentence grammar
seminar on Monday, Feb. 16, 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.
ufl.edu

FAWL and Career Services host etiquette banquet Feb. 18
Come enjoy a three-course meal while learning the do's and
don't of proper etiquette during an interview or reception. In
this economy, it is vital you set yourself apart from the rest. We
can show you how! Join guest speaker Catie Whitherspoon,
consultant with Skalaski Consulting, on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 6
p.m. at the UF Hillel on W. University Ave. Dinner will begin
promptly at 6 p.m., so please arrive by 5:45 p.m. The cost is $10
for the first 50 people to sign up and $15 for the last 50 people.
JMBA members get $5 off if you are within the first 50 people.
Tickets are available in the JMBA office. The event is hosted by
FAWL and the Center for Career Services, and co-sponsored by
JMBA and SALSA. For more information email fawluf@qmail.com.

Successful Interviewing & Call Backs Feb. 18
How do I prepare for my interview and what should I expect?
Join Shannon Williams, director of attorney recruitment from the
Tampa office of Carlton Fields to learn about mastering the legal
interview and call-backs on Feb. 18, at noon in HOL 345.

JMBA hosts 1L lobbying luncheon Feb. 18 and general
lobbying luncheon Feb. 25
Students are invited to this town hall-styled forum to voice their
concerns about curriculum, facilities, social and networking
events, and the law school community in general. The 1L





lobbying luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at noon in
HOL 382. The general lobbying luncheon for 1L, 2L, 3L and LL.M.
students will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at noon. Pizza will
be provided.

Certificate Programs Information Session Feb. 19
UF Law currently has several established certificate programs
that provide for specific areas of specialization and in today's
complex legal practice, lawyers increasingly must specialize in
order to distinguish themselves among their peers. Through the
various certificate programs offered by the College of Law,
students can graduate from law school with a valuable credential
that indicates both concentration and accomplishment in several
fields. Each program is carefully tailored to the specific field and
through the completion of just eight credit hours above the JD
requirements for graduation, students gain experience and
knowledge that will assist them in their career and personal
goals. Students are encouraged to attend an informational
session on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m. in HOL 285C, that will
provide a brief overview of the following certificate programs:
Environmental and Land Use Law, Estates & Trusts Practice,
Family Law, International & Comparative Law. Representatives
from each of the programs listed above will be present to provide
information and answer questions. If you are unable to attend
this informational session, visit http://www.law.ufl.edu/
programs/ for additional information regarding requirements for
the programs and for contact information. Any questions or
concerns about the certificate program informational session may
be directed to Kari Mattox, assistant dean of students, at
mattoxk@law.ufl.edu.

Marketing Yourself in Tough Economic Times Feb. 19
Foley and the University of Florida Levin College of Law are
pleased to invite you to an informal panel discussion on
strategies for Marketing Yourself in Tough Economic Times on
Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room. Foley attorneys
from a variety of practice areas and backgrounds will share what
they have learned from their own job search experiences as well
as what they look for in summer- and first-year associates. In a
difficult job market, it is more important than ever to set yourself
apart from the competition. Learn how you can differentiate
yourself in one of the most challenging legal markets. For more
information, please contact Lauren Luke at Iluke@foley.com.

Careers in Real Property, Probate & Trust Feb. 20
A panel of local attorneys from the Real Property, Probate and
Trust Law (RPPTL) section of The Florida Bar will share their
career paths, experiences and perspectives with students
interested in learning about the above practice areas on Friday,
Feb. 20, at noon in HOL 345.

How Do You Find Anything When You Have A Billion E-
mails? 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.


JMBA and APIL host LawLawPalooza March 19





Did you train in classical piano like Rachmaninoff? Can you put on
a magic show like David Copperfield? Or are you funny enough to
give Dane Cook a run for his money? If so, it's time to share your
secret talent with your law school family at LawLawPalooza. JMBA
and APIL have teamed up to bring you a variety show on March
19, filled with bands, dancing, singing, comedy sketches, magic,
martial arts, step dancing, and so much more! We simply need
YOUR talent! All funds raised from ticket prices will be used to
support public interest fellowships. Contact Jennifer Hartzler at
jennifer.hartzler@qmail.com for more information about
performing at LawLawPalooza.


News Briefs


Levin College of Law Faculty and Student Art Show

Calling all student and faculty
artists. We are now accepting
artwork in any medium (ie.
sculpture, painting, photography)
for the fourth annual Levin College
of Law Faculty and Student Art
Show. Artwork will be displayed in
the Lawton Chiles Legal
Information Center. Please email
digital image submissions with a brief description to Eric Berger
at ecburqer@qmail.com by Monday, March 16. Students and
faculty will be notified if they are selected by late March. If you
have any questions please e-mail Eric Berger or Alexis Cooper at
lex314@qmail.com.

BLSA Trial Team earns spot in Final Four

The UF BLSA trial team recently
competed in the annual mock trial
competition for the Southern
Region Black Law Students
Association (SRBLSA) from Feb. 4-
8. Held in Nashville, TN, this year's
competition pitted 25 teams from
law schools throughout the
southern states. UF's team
successfully argued four trials to earn a spot in the Final Four.
The case involved a fraternity hazing session gone awry for one
unlucky pledge. Arguing for the state were Jonathan Blocker (3L)
and Guichard St. Surin (1L). Nickisha "Nicki" Webb (3L) and
Alfredo Zamora (2L) advocated for the defendant fraternity
president. Special thanks go to students Kailey Evans (3L),
Ranaldo Allen (3L), Nicole Mouakar (3L) and Elvis Santiago (3L)
for assisting the team. The team also appreciates Levin alumna
and local attorney Majeedah Murad for critiquing the team's legal
arguments and trial techniques. A warm thanks also extends to
researchers Brandon Sapp (1L) and Daphne Duplessis (1L) for
finding invaluable case law. In 2007, UF finished first runner up
at the SRBLSA competition. That same team subsequently won
the national title at the National Black Law Students Association
(NBLSA) mock trial competition a few months later. (Photo from
left: Jonathan Blocker, Guichard St. Surin, Nickisha "Nicki" Webb
and Alfredo Zamora)

UF National Tax Moot Court Team wins second place





The
UF






College of Law Tax Moot Court Team was first runner up in the
The Florida Bar Tax Section 2009 National Tax Moot Court
Competition. They received the award on Feb. 7, in St.
Petersburg, Fla. The participants were Chris Pavilonis (3L),
Nicholas Grimaudo (3L) and Joshua Landsman (2L). The team
advanced through the early rounds, including victories over
Widener and Suffolk. The team defeated the University of
Wisconsin in the quarter finals and the University of Baltimore in
the semi-finals. LSU, now three-time national champions, edged
out the team on Saturday in the finals. This was the University of
Florida's first time entering the competition, which hosts 16
teams of JD students from around the country. The topic involved
an attempted, but flawed, section 1031 exchange of real property
and a section 721 contribution to an LLC. In competition, the
team argued both sides of the issue. Each participant received an
individual plaque and the college received a team plaque. The
team received invaluable support and coaching from its faculty
adviser Professor Steven Willis and Moot Court member Stacey
Schwimmer. (Photo from left: Joshua Landsman, Nicholas
Grimaudo, Judge Peter Panuthos and Christopher Pavilonis)

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 www.law.ufl.edu/students/
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
ocepek@law.ufl.edu or 352-273-0620 for more information.


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