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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Creator: Fredric G. Levin College of Law
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Place of Publication: <Gainesville FL> College of Law Communications Office 1997-
Publication Date: March 2, 2009
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cancer panel
Researcher argues case for guns
on campus
Xinning Shirley Liu receives
scholarship for commitment to
diversity
Tax professors shed light on
financial meltdown
Employers expect legal
experience and proven skills from
law students
Professors contract book deals
with publishers for 2009-2010

News Briefs


Music Night 2009 hosted by Dean
Jerry
Jessup Moot Court Team placed
ninth in Southeast Super
Regionals
Students receive book awards for
academic excellence
L.A.W. hosts meet and mingle
with faculty and staff
Help survivors of domestic
violence in our community
Time is running out to apply for
financial aid
Levin College of Law Faculty and
Student Art Show


UF Law Professor Alyson Flournoy (right) moderated the
discussion, "The Cost of a Human Life" during the 15th annual
Public Interest Environmental Conference on Friday. (UF Law/
Charles Roop)


Spring is finally here! Classes will not meet next
vveek, March 9-13 during spring break. The law
school will resume a normal schedule on Monday,
March 16. See library scheduled>


Prominent property expert to discuss
shoreline property rights and exclusion
during UF Wolf Family Lecture


Florida citizens and governmental
entities that own land along
Florida's 12,000 miles of shoreline
are constantly being challenged on
their right to exclude others from
their property. With so many new
laws and regulations regarding
shoreline land use, exclusion rights
have become muddy. On March 17
at 2 p.m. a nationally known expert in property law will discuss
this issue during the University of Florida Levin College of Law
Second Annual Wolf Family Lecture in the American Law of Real
Property.
READ MORE>


PIEC seeks positive change for Florida's
environmental woes


about the Florida Bar Exam.
Wolf Family Lecture in the
American Law of Real Property
March 17
JMBA and APIL host
LawLawPalooza March 19
IRS Chief Counsel to speak
March 20
Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture
in Family Law March 23
Dunwody Distinguished Lecture
March 23
Center for Governmental
Responsibility Annual Lecture
April 3




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UF Law Virtual Calendar


Career Services





Financial aid for Florida Bar prep
and exam
Spring Break Library Hours

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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
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


The 15th annual Public
Interest Environmental
Conference (PIEC) gave
environmentalists,
scientists, lawyers and law
students the opportunity to
seek solutions to Florida's
environmental woes. The
law student-organized
conference titled, "Beyond
Doom and Gloom: Illuminating a Sustainable Future for Florida,"
took place from Thursday through Saturday. Michael Willson (2L),
co-chair of the conference, felt that it was important for
participants to look past salacious headlines about the
environment and seek positive changes.
READ MORE>


CSRRR spring lecture March 16: Re-Defining
civil rights after Obama

Nationally recognized civil and voting rights
advocate, Professor Sherrilyn Ifill, will deliver
the UF Center for Study of Race and Race
Relations Spring Lecture on March 16, at noon
in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom 180. The lecture, free and open to
the public, is titled "Re-Defining Civil Rights
After Obama." Professor Ifill is a professor of
law at the University of Maryland School of
Law where she has been a faulty member
since 1993. Following her graduation from
New York University School of Law, Ifill served
as an Assistant Counsel at the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense and
Educational Fund Inc. where she litigated cases involving voting
rights. Her expertise has been sought by the NBC Nightly News
and her op-eds often appear in the Baltimore Sun, Jurist and
AFRO American newspapers. In 2008, Professor Ifill's book On
the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the
21st Century was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright book award for
non-fiction. For more information on the Spring Lecture or
Professor Ifill, visit the lecture Web site.


Baron breaks down art of e-mail discovery


Jason R. Baron just received over
200 million e-mails. But that's
nothing compared to what
someone in his position could get
in eight years. Baron is the
director of litigation for the
National Archives and Records
Administration. The moment
President George W. Bush's term
ended, Baron's office took possession of all of the e-mails that
went through the White House in Bush's eight years. Baron
expects a lot more from the Obama administration.
READ MORE>


Flocks presents plight of farmworkers before
president's cancer panel


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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While lush orange groves and sprawling agricultural fields have
long been an iconic symbol of Florida, viewed affectionately by
state residents and visitors alike, few people are aware of the
serious health consequences that the farmworkers who tend to
them may face. Joan Flocks, director of the Social Policy Division
of the Center for Governmental Responsibility at the Levin
College of Law is seeing to it that the risks of pesticide exposure
to farm workers are brought to the attention of the public.
READ MORE>


Researcher argues case for guns on campus

Schools would be safer places if
guns were allowed on campus,
according to Dr. John Lott. Lott, a
senior research scientist at the
University of Maryland, argued
Wednesday that those with
concealed weapons permits should
be allowed to carry them onto
campus. The Federalist Society
brought Lott to campus. Criminals do not care if guns are
prohibited on school campuses, Lott said. In fact, it makes it
easier for them to kill people, he argued.
READ MORE>>


Xinning Shirley Liu receives scholarship for
commitment to diversity

Xinning Shirley Liu, a second-year law student
born in China, is the recipient of the
Constangy, Brooks & Smith Diversity Scholars
Award. This $2,000 annual award is presented
to a second-year law student in each region
the firm has offices. "I was very pleasantly
surprised and honored to have received this
award." said Liu, who is a first-generation
college and law student. "In our dynamic
multicultural society, it's wonderful to see
great firms reaching out and encouraging diversity in the legal
workplace."
READ MORE>


Tax professors shed light on financial
meltdown

As part of University of Florida
Back to College Weekend, UF Law
tax faculty tackled a topic
dominating the news and the
consciousness of the country -
the mortgage meltdown and the
worldwide economic downturn it
precipitated. More than 40 UF





alumni participating in the Back to
College Weekend attended the Feb. 21 panel discussion at the
law school. Titled, "President Obama's Tax Initiatives and the
Congressional Response," the interactive session kept the diverse
Back to College audience fully engaged. Moderated by Graduate
Tax Program Director Michael Friel, the panel included Hugh F.
Culverhouse Eminent Scholar in Taxation Lawrence Lokken,
Professor Patricia Dilley, and Alumni Research Scholar Dennis
Calfee.
READ MORE>


Employers expect legal experience and
proven skills from law students

SWhen potential employers interview recent
law school graduates, grades are not the only
thing they are interested in. They're also
looking for legal experience. Employers take a
critical look at how you spent(d) your time
while not attending classes. So, you better
think twice if you plan to lounge by the pool
this summer. "We want to see that you have
practical legal experience," said Otto Immel, a
partner with Quarles & Brady LLP, Naples, Fla.
"Your resume has to prove that you are hardworking, can multi
task and work effectively under pressure. You won't get hired if
you hang out and work on your tan all day."
READ MORE>


Professors contract book deals with
publishers for 2009-2010

Professors have recently
contracted to publish books during
the 2009-2010 school year.
Professor Charles Collier to publish
Meaning in Law: A Theory of
Speech, Professor Alyson Flournoy
to publish Beyond Environmental
Law: Policy Proposals for a Better
Environmental Future (with
chapters by Mary Jane Angelo, Tom Ankersen, and Christine
Klein) and Professor Michael Seigel to publish two books:
Lawyers Crossing Lines and White Collar Crime: Law, Procedure,
Theory and Practice.
Faculty Scholarship & Activities>



Upcoming Events


Career Services: What I Did Last Summer March 4
Come hear what works in formulating a successful job strategy
from a panel of 2Ls and 3Ls who have gone through this process
and secured summer internships on Wednesday, March 4, at
noon in 136 BG.

From application to exam: Everything you want to know
about the Florida Bar Exam.
Come enjoy pizza and gain invaluable information this
Wednesday, March 4, at noon in HOL 345. Jessie Howell Wallace
will speak about the Bar exam application conversion process and





Karen Hundley, Florida director of BarBri Bar Review and Phil
Sandon, Florida Bar exam tutor & consultant will help you
understanding the contents of and preparation for the Florida Bar
Exam. Pizza will be provided by BarBri.

Wolf Family Lecture in the American Law of Real Property
March 17
Florida citizens and governmental entities that own land along
Florida's 12,000 miles of shoreline are constantly being
challenged on their right to exclude others from their property.
With so many new laws and regulations regarding shoreline land
use, exclusion rights have become muddy. On March 17 at 2 p.
m. a nationally known expert in property law will discuss this
issue during the University of Florida Levin College of Law Second
Annual Wolf Family Lecture in the American Law of Real Property.

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.

IRS Chief Counsel to speak March 20
The Graduate Tax Program Enrichment Speaker Series will host
Clarissa C. Potter, acting chief counsel for the Internal Revenue
Service on Friday, March 20, at 11 a.m. in the Chesterfield Smith
Ceremonial Classroom (HOL 180).

Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture in Family Law March 23
Professor Naomi Cahn will deliver the third annual Weyrauch
Distinguished Lecture in Family Law on Monday, March 23, 2009
at noon in room 180, with a reception following the lecture in the
Faculty Dining Room. Professor Cahn's talk, "Family Classes," will
focus on how family and class issues are intertwined, drawing
upon research in her two recent books, Test Tube Babies (NYU
Press 2009) and Red Families/Blue Families (Oxford U Press,
forthcoming 2009). Professor Cahn is the John Theodore Fey
Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law
School.

Dunwody Distinguished Lecture March 23
Dunwody Distinguished Lecture: Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling
Professor of Law & Political Science, Yale Law School, on March
23, at 10 a.m. in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom
(HOL 180).

Center for Governmental Responsibility Annual Lecture
April 3
Center for Governmental Responsibility Annual Lecture: Roger
Cossack, legal analyst for ESPN, will speak on "Media and the
Law" on April 3, at 10 a.m. in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom (HOL 180).


News Briefs





Music Night 2009 hosted by Dean Jerry


Got a hidden musical talent? Show
it off at the upcoming Music Night
2009, to be held Sunday, March
29, at 7 p.m. at the home of Dean
Bob Jerry and his wife Lisa. All
students and faculty are invited --
Sbut the "ticket" to attend is that
you must bring a dessert and
agree to perform a musical piece
(play an instrument or sing a song). A piano will be available.
Each participant can bring one guest. Space is limited, so sign up
is on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, stop by the
Dean's Office and see Doris Perron.

Jessup Moot Court Team placed ninth in Southeast Super
Regionals

UF's Jessup Moot Court Team
placed ninth overall out of twenty
two teams competing in the
Southeast Super Regionals. The
participants were Rachel
Malkowski (2L), Wayne Atkinson
(2L), Michael Stewart (2L), Jason
Zimmerman (2L) and Jeff Dambly
(2L). Participants are evaluated by
their oral skills as well as their
written memorials. Rachel
Malkowski was awarded first place oralist out of approximately 88
participants. Michael Stewart placed 19th out of all individual
oralists. The case involved a dispute between two countries
argued before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The main
issues concerning the dispute included state sovereignty,
extradition, sexual exploitation, and the jurisdiction of the ICJ.
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is
the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from
over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries. The team
received support and coaching from its faculty advisor Professor
Jon Mills, team President Patricia Camino (3L), and team Vice-
President Han Huang (3L). Special thanks to the coaches Eric
Burger (3L), Morgan Weinstein (3L), Dmitri Goubarkov (3L) and
Kate Haddock (3L). In addition, we thank professors Tim
McClendon, Henry Wihnyk, Mary Adkins, Michelle Jacobs, and
Joseph Little for their time and support. For more information e-
mail Patricia Camino at pcamino@ufl.edu.

Students receive book awards for academic excellence

Students, faculty and friends of
r .. a the law school gathered in the
SChesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom Feb. 27 to honor book
award recipients for the spring
semester. Presented every
semester, book awards recognize
the top performers in each class,
and give alumni a chance to
support academic excellence at the UF Levin College of Law. More
than 100 students were honored for their performance in classes
in the spring. Multiple award winners included Joshua S.
Altshuler, Crystal Espinosa, Kevin Hall, Jennifer Hartzler, Heather
J. Howdeshell, Kathryn Ward Hurd, David Karp, Allison Riggs,
Brandon Sherlinski, Emily A. Snider and Nickisha Webb. If you





have received a book award, but weren't able to attend the
ceremony, you can pick up your plaque in the Office of
Development and Alumni Affairs at 267 Holland Hall. The office is
open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
* See full list of winners

L.A.W. hosts meet and mingle with faculty and staff

The Law Association for Women
hosted a Faculty Meet-and-Mingle
on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the law
school, to kick-off its Women's
History Month events. Students
mingled with female law school
faculty and staff, while partaking
in bagels, pastries and juice.
Participants discussed law school
courses, possible career paths, and current events.

Help survivors of domestic violence in our community

Help survivors of domestic
violence in our community by
donating to the Family Law
Society's food and supply drive. All
donations benefit Peaceful Paths, a
/ domestic abuse network that
Serves survivors of domestic
violence in Alachua, Bradford and
Union counties. Each year,
Peaceful Paths provides safety, support, and the empowerment
necessary for hundreds of families to move to self-sufficiency in
our community. Peaceful Paths is in great need of necessary
tangible items, especially food items, in order to continue the
help they provide to these families. Donation boxes are available
in the library and student affairs office lobbies from Monday, Feb.
23 through Friday, March 6.

Time is running out to apply for financial aid

For those of you who have not
already done so, now is the time
to apply for aid for the 2009-2010
academic year. I encourage you to
apply by April 1 using FAFSA on
the Web. Just go to http://www.
fafsa.ed.gov and follow the
instructions on the site. After
applying via FAFSA/Renewal
FAFSA on the Web, you can check the status of your application
and/or make corrections online. You will need to use your Federal
Access Code (PIN) to complete the 2009-2010 FAFSA.

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 ecburger@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.

Financial aid for Florida Bar prep and exam

Are you making plans to take the
Bar and wondering where you will
come up with the financing
necessary for these out-of-pocket
expenses? There are private loan
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
1-800-984-0190
www.salliemae.com

Wells Fargo
(To apply, student would need to have some type of account/loan
with Wells Fargo)
1-800-378-5526
www.wellsfargo.com/student/

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

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
resume)


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