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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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Residential Foreclosure"
ESPN legal analystto deliverUF IRS Chief Counsel to deliver UF Graduate Tax
Center for Governmental Program Lecture March 20


Responsibility lecture
Conservation Clinic helps solve
boating issues in Bradenton Beach
Alumni Profile: Bruce Bokor
UF Documentary Institute hosts
screening of death penalty film
Dekle and Seigel talk about
murder-for-hire crimes in St.
Petersburg Times

News Briefs


UF Documentary Institute hosts
screening of death penalty film
Music Night 2009 hosted by Dean
Jerry
Former U.S. Senator and Florida
Governor Bob Graham and
Former Costa Rican Presidential
Candidate and University of
Florida Bacardi Eminent Scholar
Otton Solis to lecture in Costa
Rica Program
ABA National Appellate Advocacy
Competition teams dominate
Boston regional


Clarissa C. Potter, acting chief counsel for the
Internal Revenue Service, will deliver the
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Graduate Tax Lecture on March 20 at 11 a.m..
The title of the lecture is "Globalization's
Current Challenges to U.S. Tax Policy Makers
and Administrators." The event will be held in
Holland Hall 180 and is free and open to the
law school community. As acting chief
counsel, Potter is the lead law officer for the
IRS and assistant general counsel for the Treasury Department.
Potter supervises approximately 1,500 attorneys and plays a
central role in the administration of the federal tax laws. She also
serves as Deputy Chief Counsel, Technical, for the Office of Chief
Counsel. In that role she is responsible for overseeing all
guidance interpreting the federal tax laws issued by the IRS.
Before joining the IRS in 2005, Potter taught tax law and policy
as an associate professor at Georgetown University Law Center
where she was director of projects at the American Tax Policy
Institute. Potter earned her J.D. from Yale Law School where she
was the managing editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review.

Renowned constitutional law scholar to speak
about Florida Supreme Court and 2000
election


SOne of the leading legal thinkers of our time,
Yale law professor Akhil Reed Amar, will speak
on "Bush, Gore, Florida and the Constitution"


The Invisible Weight of
Whiteness: The Racial Grammar
of Everyday Life in America on
March 18
Alternative Careers for JDs March
18
JMBA and APIL host
LawLawPalooza March 19
Pro Bono & Community Service
Options March 19




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Career Services





Time is running out to apply for
financial aid
Military Justice team wins second
place
Financial aid for Florida Bar prep
and exam

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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


on March 24 at the Levin College of Law as
the Dunwody Distinguished Lecturer in Law.
As President Bush's term ends, Amar will
discuss the case that began the Bush years
and will also talk about the role of the Florida
Supreme Court in the case.
READ MORE>>


Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture in Family
Law to be delivered by GWU family law
professor and author


I~ Professor Naomi Cahn, a family law professor
Sat The George Washington University Law
School, will deliver the University of Florida
Levin College of Law Weyrauch Distinguished
Lecture in Family Law on March 23 at noon.
The free lecture titled "Family Classes" is
being held in Holland Hall 180. "I'm honored
to be selected to give this year's Weyrauch
Lecture" said Professor Cahn. "Professor
Weyrauch was a distinguished teacher, scholar
and intellectual role model in numerous fields, and his work in
family law has inspired the topic of my lecture."
READ MORE>>


LawLawPalooza to showcase students in
talent show


Lawyers are known for their
analytical skills, writing skills,
public speaking skills but did you
know of their other talents?
LawLawPalooza, an annual event
which features talented law
students from the University of
Florida Levin College of Law
School, will be held on Thursday,
March 19, at the Backstage Lounge. The event, hosted by the
Association for Public Interest Law (APIL) and the John Marshall
Bar Association (JMBA), will commence at 8 p.m. and last until
midnight.
READ MORE>>


Loan Ranger to conduct workshop:
"Defending Florida Residential Foreclosure"


The media has dubbed her the "Foreclosure
Killer," the "Angel of Foreclosure" and the
"Loan Ranger." Her clients just call her
"awesome." On March 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.
m. April Charney, a renowned foreclosure
defense attorney with the Jacksonville Area
Legal Aid Inc., will conduct a daylong
workshop "Defending Residential
Foreclosures" at the University of Florida Levin
College of Law. Land use and foreclosure
attorneys, students and legal personnel are invited to attend.
READ MORE>


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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ESPN legal analyst to deliver UF Center for
Governmental Responsibility lecture

Legal Analyst Roger Cossack will deliver the
annual University of Florida Levin College of
Law Center for Governmental Responsibility
lecture on "Media and the Law" on Friday,
April 3 at 10 a.m. His speech, being held in
Holland Hall 180, is free and open to the
public. Cossack presently serves as the legal
analyst for ESPN, reporting on how the law
applies in various ways to sports. He also is
distinguished practitioner in residence at
Pepperdine University School of Law, where he teaches a course
on media and the law.
READ MORE>


Conservation Clinic helps solve boating issues
in Bradenton Beach

The University of Florida Levin
College of Law continues to find
ways to make a positive impact on
the state of Florida. With the help
of Tom Ankersen (JD 86) and
members of the UF Law's
Conservation Clinic, the school
was able to help solve an
important boating issue in
Bradenton Beach, Fla. "One of the areas that were of particular
concern in Bradenton Beach was the anchoring of boats next to
the City Pier, which by itself is not a problem, but it often leads
to abandoned and derelict vessels, illegal discharges, and safety
and "land use" conflicts with shoreside neighbors." Ankersen
said. "We learned a lot about this from the 2004-05 hurricanes."
READ MORE>


Alumni Profile: Bruce Bokor

Non-profit organizations can get lost in a sea
of legal issues. Tax attorney and double Gator
Bruce H. Bokor (JD 72) helps them stay on
course. Bokor, a partner in the Pinellas
County-based firm Johnson, Pope, Bokor,
Ruppel & Burns, LLP, provides a variety of
services to non-profits, including assisting new
organizations to apply to the Internal Revenue
Service and attain tax-exempt status. The
most important legal issue faced by non-
profits is the structuring of gifts, Bokor said.
READ MORE>>


Dekle and Seigel talk about murder-for-hire
crimes in St. Petersburg Times

Professors Dekle and Seigel
talked about past
experiences prosecuting
murder-for-hire crimes in a
recent article in the St.
Petersburg Times. "I've





1 heard of people killed for
as little as a carton of
cigarettes," retired
prosecutor Bob Dekle said
from Gainesville. He worked out of Lake City for 30 years and
prosecuted Ted Bundy. He now teaches at the University of
Florida's law school. "I wish I had kept a list," he said, "of all the
piddling amounts people killed for.""It's based on the level of
sophistication of the players involved," University of Florida law
professor and former Tampa federal prosecutor Mike Seigel said.
Faculty Scholarship & Activities>



Upcoming Events


Q & A forum with Career Services March 16
Questions about your resume or job search? Or just want to hear
what your friends are asking? Come to this question and answer
session on March 16, at noon in 359 HOL with CCS counselor,
Kristen Bryant. Find answers to the questions that may be
keeping you up at night. Pizza will be generously provided by Phi
Alpha Delta.

Careers in International Law March 16
Come hear guest speaker Matthew Wilson, associate dean and
general counsel at Temple University in Tokyo, Japan discuss
traditional and non-nontraditional career opportunities in
International Law in Florida, the United States and overseas, on
March 16, at 4 p.m. in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom (HOL 180).

Public Interest Week kicks off March 17
If you've ever been interested in public interest law or want to
know more about it, Public Interest Week is the week for you.
The Association for Public Interest Law (APIL) kicks of its Annual
Public Interest Week Tuesday. Throughout the week, APIL will be
holding a series of events that anyone interested in public
interest law or social justice should attend. See the schedule >

Pro Bono Symposium March 17
Come hear current practitioners speak and give their
perspectives on why everyone should do pro bono work, on
March 17 at noon in 136 BG. The panelists include, George E.
"Buddy" Schulz Jr., Holland & Knight;.Neil Chonin, Southern
Legal Counsel, Inc.;.and Marcie Green, Three Rivers Legal
Services, Inc.

The Invisible Weight of Whiteness: The Racial Grammar of
Everyday Life in America on March 18
The Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law and The
Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations, present Dr.
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, professor of sociology at Duke University
for "The Invisible Weight of Whiteness: The Racial Grammar of
Everyday Life in America" on March 18, at 1:30 p.m. in Smathers
Library (East) Room 1A. Contact Melissa Bamba at bamba@law.
ufl.edu or 273-0614.

Alternative Careers for JDs March 18
Considering not practicing law? Interested in seeing what else is
out there? Come to the alternative careers session on March 18,
at noon in HOL 345, where you can brain storm with CCS
counselor Jessie Howell Wallace to discover jobs outside of the
traditional practice of law.







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.

Pro Bono & Community Service Options March 19
CCS counselor Kristen Bryant will explain the why & how of
working for free, going over how to participate & receive
certificates from the pro bono & community service projects on
March 19, at 10 a.m. in HOL 345.


News Briefs


UF Documentary Institute hosts screening of death
penalty film

The Documentary Institute at the University of
-. *- Florida and The Florida Governor's Office of
q Film and Entertainment cordially invite you to
a film screening of At The Death House Door
-on Friday, March 20, at 5:30 p.m. in Gannett
Auditorium located on the first floor of Weimer
Hall. This award-winning documentary takes
an intimate look at the death penalty in the
state of Texas through the eyes of the Rev.
"- -'-S Carroll Pickett, who served 15 years as
chaplain for the inmates of the infamous "Walls" prison unit in
Huntsville where he witnessed nearly 100 executions. The film,
directed by Steve James and Peter Gilbert ("Hoop Dreams")
chronicles Pickett's transformation as a death penalty supporter
to staunch opponent. READ MORE>

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
o 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.

Former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor Bob Graham and
Former Costa Rican Presidential Candidate and University
of Florida Bacardi Eminent Scholar Otton Solis to lecture in
Costa Rica Program






Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham
who recently established the
Graham Center for Public Service
at the University of Florida will join
the UF/UCR Costa Rica Program
for in class and public lectures in
July. Graham has been a
champion of environmental policy
Throughout his career and during
his tenure as Governor began the effort to restore the Greater
Everglades Ecosystem. He recently worked with the UF Law
Conservation Clinic on a petition to UNESCO to relist Everglades
National Park as an endangered World Heritage Site, in part due
to climate change, a cause championed by his successor Senator
Bill Nelson. Otton Solis is a former minister of planning and the
Economy in Costa Rica and founded the Citizen's Action Party of
Costa Rica, which rose to challenge the dominant two party
system in Costa Rica. Solis lost a closely contested presidential
election in 2006. In 2008 he spent a semester at the University
of Florida as the Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies
where he taught a course on trade agreements. He will teach a
module on trade and the environment in Costa Rica.

ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition teams
dominate Boston regional

The respondent team of Dante
Trevisani, Charlie Roberson and
Rob Davis survived five rounds of
competition in the ABA National
Appellate Advocacy Competition's
Boston Regional. As a result the
respondent team will advance to
the NAAC Finals in Chicago this
April. The respondent team,
coached by Amelia Williams, also won the fifth best brief award
for the region. The petitioner's team of Jennifer Jones, Michael
Friedman and Andrew Hoffman were ranked first coming out of
the preliminary rounds and made it to the final round in the
regional competition. The petitioner's team, coached by Ryan
Eastmoore, won the second best brief award for the region.
Michael Friedman won the third best advocate award and Jennifer
Jones won the eighth best advocate award for the region. The
issues in this year's competition included the separation of
powers, standing, and the president's war powers under the
Commander in Chief Clause of the U.S. Constitution. (Photo from
left: Michael Friedman, Dante Trevisani, Ryan Eastmoore, Charlie
Roberson, Rob Davis, and Jennifer Jones. Not pictured: Andrew
Hoffman and Amelia Williams)

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.





Military Justice team wins second place


1 ' The team of Lorna Cobb, Shelly
Garg, Philip Moring and Gustav
Schmidt won second place in the
Military Justice Moot Court
Competition held at Naval Air
Station Jacksonville, Fla. during
the last week of February. This
competition focused on an
emerging military justice issue and
required competitors to learn provisions of the Uniform Code of
Military Justice. The team argued in front of current naval
military judges, including the chief judge of the Navy-Marine
Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. Overall, the competition
simulated the Navy JAG experience. Aside from hosting the
competition, the Navy provided competitors with the opportunity
to operate a flight simulator and tour a Navy frigate ship. (Photo
from left: Shelly Garg, Gustav Schmidt, Lorna Cobb, Philip
Morning)

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.


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