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: February 23, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
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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court with law students
Mills comments on Facebook
privacy issues

News Briefs

UF hero becomes superhero
Research assistant needed for
spring & summer 2009
Space for prayer or privacy
Spring Break Library Hours
Remember to protect your
belongings on campus
Levin College of Law Faculty and
Student Art Show

Send Us News

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

Superfish, a band from Gainesville that plays funky, New Orleans
style music, plays on stage at Common Grounds during the
seventh annual Music Law Conference showcase Friday night. (UF
Law/ Charles Roop)

Peter T. Fay, a senior judge of the
U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
and a 1956 College of Law
graduate, visited the law school

; It may have been a cold night, but
iat was one hot party at Common
Grounds Friday night. Hundreds of
people showed up to the Seventh
MusiAnnual Music Law Conference's
musiciansMusic Showcase. The showcase

that plays funky New Orleans style
music, was the second act of the night, after Danny Perez, a hip-
hop artist who got the audience pumped up from the beginning.
They were the perfect embodiment of the "From the Suits to the
Stage" theme of the Music Law Conference they wore dress
shirts and ties.

How Do You Find Anything When You Have A
Billion E-mails? Feb. 26

Successful Summer Feb. 25
"More Guns, Less Crime: The
Case for Concealed Weapons on
Campus" Feb. 25
JMBA and APIL host
LawLawPalooza March 19

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UF Law Virtual Calendar

Career Services

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

With e-mail being as commonplace as it has
become, e-discovery in litigation is becoming
more important every day. On Thursday, Feb.
26, Jason Baron, the director of litigation for
the National Archives and Records
Administration, will speak about e-discovery.
The lecture and Q&A session will be titled
"How Do You Find Anything When You Have a
Billion E-mails?" Baron will focus on White
House e-mails in litigation, how to get what
you're looking for in litigation, and the latest research in
information science and litigation. Prior to current position, Baron
served as trial attorney and senior counsel at the Department of
Justice, defending the government's interests in complex federal
court litigation, including cases involving the preservation of
White House e-mails and other electronically stored information.
Baron is also involved in The Sedona Conference, a research and
educational institute that deals heavily with e-discovery.

Public Interest Environmental Conference this

I .'..1.r. The University of Florida Levin
SCollege of Law's 15th Annual
Public Interest Environmental
....... Conference (PIEC) will be held
.... Feb. 26 Feb. 28, 2009, at the
College of Law campus in
.:. Gainesville, Fla. The theme of this
year's conference is "Beyond
Doom and Gloom: Illuminating a
Sustainable Future for Florida." The conference will focus on
farsighted and innovative approaches to our environmental
problems, emphasizing sustainability solutions from science and
technology, progressive regulation and economics and behavioral
change through communication and social marketing.

Speakers tell audience misguided feminism
results in educational disparity for men

S .Law students and faculty filled the
Bailey Courtroom to capacity on
Feb. 18 to hear three speakers
Discuss the inequities found
between "boys and girls" in
Today's educational system. The
lecture titled "The War Against
Boys: How Misguided Feminism is
Harming Our Young Men," was
sponsored by the UF Federalist Society. Christina Hoff Sommers,
one of the speakers and a resident scholar at the American
Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, a private,
nonpartisan, not-for-profit group based in Washington D.C., told
the audience that the policies created to help close the
educational gap for women is creating an educational chasm for

Judge Nilon discusses family court with law

To an outsider, the courtroom may resemble a

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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three-ring circus. Various set of lawyers stand
around discussing multiple cases in front of
one judge. This is the Unified Family Court
(UFC), which places litigants with multiple
cases in front of the same judge. Judge James
P. Nilon, of Alachua County's 8th Circuit,
spoke Friday about his experience heading the
UFC in Alachua County, which he did until
recently switching to criminal court.

Mills comments on Facebook privacy issues

Mills, author of the 2008 book Privacy: The
Lost Right, said Facebook shouldn't be allowed
to use someone's picture, identity or
information for profit, and students should
protest the fact that Facebook claims rights to
do these things. "I think it really confirms
what has sort of been happening on Facebook,
which is that they can use that information,
and people tend to forget how public and
accessible their information becomes," Mills
Faculty Scholarship & Activities>

Upcoming Events

JMBA hosts 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 general
lobbying luncheon for 1L, 2L, 3L and LL.M. students will be held
on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at noon. Pizza will be provided.

1,2,3L's: How to Have a Successful Summer Feb. 25
Attorneys from Quarles & Brady are returning to campus to show
students what life as an associate is like on Feb. 25, at noon in
BG 136. The presentation will focus on what to expect in firm life,
surprises you may encounter along the way and how to find
eventual success as a summer associate. Pizza will graciously be
provided by the firm.

"More Guns, Less Crime: The Case for Concealed Weapons
on Campus" Feb. 25
The UF Federalist Society invites you to attend "More Guns, Less
Crime: The Case for Concealed Weapons on Campus" with Dr.
John Lott, author of "Freedomnomics" and senior research
scientist at the University of Maryland. Also speaking will be
Professor Larry Kenny, professor of economics at the University
of Florida Warrington College of Business. The event will be held
on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at noon in HOL 345. This event is open
to the public and a Q&A session will follow the presentations.

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 for more information about
performing at LawLawPalooza.

News Briefs

UF hero becomes superhero

1- I. I -4-"A Virgil Hawkins, the alter-ego of the popular
1W'I a- African-American comic character Static in the
regular DC Universe is making his first
appearance in the new "Terror Titans"
miniseries. Named after Virgil Hawkins, who
lead the fight to desegregate the University of
Florida College of Law, the character is
returning 16 years after he starred in his first
solo book, according to the Philadelphia Daily

Research assistant needed for spring & summer 2009

Research assistant needed for
spring and summer 2009, with
possibility of continued
employment in 2009-2010, to
assist Dr. Cliff Jones with
preparation of book manuscript
concerning private antitrust
litigation in the European Union.
Approximately 10 to 20 hours per
week; prior experience with antitrust law, European Community
law, national law of EU member states, and international
research materials a plus but not required; Lexis skills required;
familiarity with Excel and CaseMap software a plus; facility with
one or more EU languages in addition to English also a plus but
not required. This position is open until filled, but review of
applications will begin Feb. 26, 2009.

Submit hard copy of resume with GPA and application letter
describing applicable research or other experience, or electronic
versions, to Lenny Kennedy at Center for Governmental
Responsibility, 230 Bruton-Geer, or via email to Ikennedy@law. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Jones at or 352-273-0835.

Space for prayer or privacy

Everyone knows that there are study rooms
available for checkout in the library. But did
you know that there is one room dedicated to
special purposes? The meditation/ lactation
room is meant for individuals who need a
private space for prayer or meditation, or for
lactating mothers who want privacy. The room
is available for law student checkout 30
minutes at a time. Inquire at the Circulation
Desk to check out the room key or for more

Spring Break Library Hours

Friday, March 6: 7:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Saturday- Sunday, March 7-8: CLOSED
Monday- Friday, March 9-13: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 14: CLOSED
Sunday, March 15: 10:00 a.m. 11:30 p.m. (regular hours
resu me)

Remember to protect your belongings on campus

SPlease remember that when you
leave your belongings unattended
in the library (or anywhere on
campus) you run a real risk of
theft. Even if you trust your
colleagues, consider that savvy
thieves from the surrounding area
know that students in the library
often leave their things for a few
minutes, and it takes less than a minute to pick up a bag or a
computer and walk away, often completely unnoticed. The library
staff encourages you to protect your stuff and don't leave it

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 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

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