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: March 30, 2009
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catalog: Center for Research
Libraries
Hirschfield discusses Cuban
health care and socialized
medicine
Faculty ScholarshiD and Activities


News Briefs


Legal Research & Writing
Teaching Assistants Needed
Environmental Law(n) sports
event April 2
Attention Student Alumni
Association members
Enrollment deadline for
Environmental & Land Use Law
certificate program
Grad Tax speaker discusses
policy and personal identity
Conservation Clinic camping trip
on bank of St. Marys
2009-2010 law school calendar
photo contest
L.A.W. donates money raised
from professor auction

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Yale, presented the 28th annual Dunwody Lecture in Law on
March 24. (UF Law/ Joshua Lukman)


ESPN legal analyst to deliver UF Center for
Governmental Responsibility lecture Friday

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. "Roger Cossack offers our students a
unique perspective on the law, as a practitioner, analyst, and
professor," said Jon Mills, professor, dean emeritus, and director
of the Center for Governmental Responsibility.

Constitutional scholar dissects Florida's Bush-
Gore "extravaganza"

A handful of judges, several former editors-in-
chiefs of the Florida Law Review, and a room
full of law school students overfilled the
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom on
March 24. Renowned constitutional scholar
Akhil Reed Amar, the Sterling Professor of Law
and Political Science at Yale, spoke at the 28th
Annual Florida Law Review Dunwody
Distinguished Lecture in Law. The lecture was


Center for Governmental
Responsibility lecture April 3
Help bring attention to the tragedy
of child abuse in Alachua County
April 4
Judicial Clerkship Application
Process April 8




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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


established by the law firms of Dunwody,
White and Landon, P.A. and Mershon, Sawyer, Johnston,
Dunwody and Cole and the U.S. Sugar Corporation in honor of
Elliot and Atwood Dunwody.
READ MORE>>


Cahn addresses the complication of familial
class and classification


In the beginning of her March 23 lecture,
titled "Family Classes," Naomi Cahn admitted
that the title is an intentional double entendre,
suggesting both the classification of families
under different labels and the social and
economic classes that result from financial
status and ideological beliefs. Cahn, the John
Theodore Fey Research Professor of Law at
George Washington University Law School,
received her J.D. from Columbia and her B.A.
from Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at
Princeton University. She spoke at the Levin College of Law as
the speaker for the third annual Weyrauch lecture, a lecture
dedicated to the memory of the late Walter Weyrauch, a Levin
College of Law professor and legal scholar.
READ MORE>>


New collection available in library catalog:
Center for Research Libraries


The University of Florida is a
member of the Center for

partnership of more than 240
university, college, and
independent research libraries. For
50-plus years CRL has acquired
and preserved newspapers,
journals, documents, archives, and
other traditional and digital resources from a global network of
sources, and made them available to member institutions and
others through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery. For
researchers at member institutions CRL functions as a branch
library of extraordinary resources.
READ MORE>


Hirschfield discusses Cuban health care and
socialized medicine


In Michael Moore's "Sicko," the
filmmaker portrays Cuba as an
island with a great health care
system. But that's not even close
to the case, said an anthropologist
who did a field study there. "He's
not visiting what I would call the
Real Cuba," said Katherine
Hirschfield, a University of
Oklahoma anthropologist. The Health Care Law Society brought
Hirschfield to speak on Thursday about socialized medicine.
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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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
appearances.
Faculty Scholarship & Activities>>



Upcoming Events


Federal Law Clerk Roundtable April 1
Considering a judicial clerkship after graduation? Come hear
federal judicial law clerks, Amanda Reid-Payne (iD 04), Jennifer
Deeb (JD 00), and Lundi McCarthy share their experiences and
perspectives on finding, attaining, and working as judicial clerks
on April 1, at noon in the faculty dining room. Pizza will be
provided by the Federal Bar Association.

RPLA presents a title workshop April 2
Join the Real Property Law Association and the Attorney's Title
Insurance Fund, Inc. for a workshop on Thursday, April 2, at
noon in 285B HOL. Historically, the evaluation of the quality of
title to real property, and the rendition of an opinion with respect
thereto, has belonged to attorneys. In some areas of the country,
a major source of attorneys' fees associated with real estate
transactions is the title insurance premium. It is a "bread and
butter" practice area for most attorneys in small firm practice.
Knowing how to examine title to real property is thus an essential
skill newly minted attorneys must have. The Fund's Title
Examination Workshop is designed to provide law students with
an introduction to the knowledge and techniques necessary to
accurately examine titles.

ESPN legal analyst to deliver UF Center for Governmental
Responsibility 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).

Help bring attention to the tragedy of child abuse in
Alachua County April 4
The Family Law Society and the Child Abuse Prevention Task
Force are hosting the annual "Winds of Change" event on
Saturday, April 4, from 1-3 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help
plant approximately 2,000 pinwheels on the North Florida
Regional Medical Center front lawn. Each pinwheel represents an
abused, abandoned or neglected child in Alachua County in 2008.
Please bring a screwdriver to help plant the pinwheels. For more
information, contact Holly Marini at hmarini@ufl.edu or Kelly
Damerow at kdamerow@ufl.edu.

Judicial Clerkship Application Process April 8
Come and learn about the process of applying for Federal Judicial
Clerkships, from obtaining letters of recommendation to applying





to accepting an offer on April 8 at noon in the faculty dining
room. Please be aware that the judicial application process
typically is accomplished over one year in advance, so don't miss
out on great opportunities by missing critical deadlines. 2L's will
be applying during summer 2009 for positions beginning fall
2010.


News Briefs


Legal Research & Writing Teaching Assistants Needed
The LRW department is accepting applications for fall 2009-spring
2010 teaching assistants. Applications are available at the LRW
office.

Environmental Law(n) sports event April 2
The faculty affiliated with the
Environmental and Land Use Law
Program invite all interested
students to join us for lawn sports
(volleyball, bocce, badminton,
croquet) on Thursday, April 2,
from 4:30-6 p.m. The faculty will
seek to improve its overall record
against the teams mustered by the
students. Pizza will be served. If you have an interest in
environmental or land use law, please join us on Thursday
afternoon, on the lawn to the south of Bruton-Geer for a chance
to get to know your fellow students and professors. For more
information contact Lena Hinson at elulp@law.ufl.edu.

Attention Student Alumni Association members
You are cordially invited to SAA's inaugural
Distinguished Gator Series event featuring
Attorney General Bill McCollum on Thursday,
April 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Emerson Alumni Hall.
Available to SAA members only, the
Distinguished Gator Series is free and
connects current students with prestigious
alumni. Alumni discuss how their university
experience shaped their careers and why
staying connected to their alma mater is so
important. Students will also have the unique opportunity to ask
questions and mingle with our featured guest. Attire is business
casual. Space is limited so be sure to register early. The deadline
to RSVP is March 31. For more information contact saa@ufalumni.
ufl.edu or 352-392-9533.

Enrollment deadline for Environmental & Land Use Law
certificate program
Students wishing to enroll in the
Environmental & Land Use Law
Certificate Program this semester
are encouraged to do so before
Friday, April 3. For information on
the ELUL Certificate Program and
visit www.law.ufl.edu/elulp/
certificate/index.shtml. Enrollment
forms are available at www.law.ufl.
edu/elulp/pdf/ELULP Application.pdf or in 319 Holland Hall or
Student Affairs. Students enrolled in the certificate program will
receive e-mail notification regarding priority pre-registration for
core courses.






Grad Tax speaker discusses policy and personal identity
Lawrence Zelenak, a law professor at Duke
University, explained the philosophy
underlying personal equity at on Friday.
Zelenak addressed more than 50 students in
the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom
and outlined several arguments proposed by
public finance economists. "Philosophers have
been raising questions about personal equity
since Locke and Hume," Zelenak said. One
approach taken by public finance economists
is to calculate a "lifetime endowment," which looks at a person's
career over his or her lifetime. Congress, however, looks at one-
year "slices" of a person's life. "Congress, at the other extreme,
says 'maybe we should just look at the single year,'" Zelenak
said. The current tax system, nevertheless, makes no effort to
achieve lifetime equity, Zelenak said in a 30-minute question-and-
answer session.

Conservation Clinic camping trip on bank of St. Marys
Faculty and students in UF Law's
Environmental and Land Use Law
Program took advantage of the
glorious spring weather and the
largesse of White Oaks Plantation
Conservation Center to camp on
Sthe banks of the St. Marys River
on the Florida Georgia border.
Students in the Conservation Clinic
and the Professor Richard Hamann's Adaptive Watershed
Management course have been examining legal, scientific and
management issues related to management of the transboundary
river, including designation as an Outstanding Florida Water,
harmonized local environmental regulation and the potential for
an interstate compact. They have been collaborating with the
University of Georgia's environmental law practicum under the
direction of Professor Laurie Fowler. Fowler will visit the UF Water
Institute on April 14 to discuss her work developing River Basin
Centers in Georgia. At White Oak students were treated to a tour
of the facility, which provides a refuge for 35 species of
endangered African wildlife. Several students braved the season's
last chill and swam across the river to Georgia and back.

2009-2010 law school calendar photo contest
Do you like taking photos? Are you
interested in seeing your work in
print? This year, the
Communications Office and
Student Affairs is asking you to
submit your best photo for the
2009-2010 calendar. You do not
have to be a professional
photographer to enter this contest.
The winning photo will be chosen by a committee and published
in the 2009-2010 calendar. The deadline to submit is April 1,
2009. For examples of photos used in previous calendars, visit
www.law.ufl.edu/news/calendar.shtml. For more information
contact Communications Coordinator Katie Blasewitz at
blasewitz@law.ufl.edu or 352-273-0652. (Photo by Joshua
Lukman)

L.A.W. donates money raised from professor auction
Officers from Law Association for
Women met with Alachua County
P.A.C.E. to donate $2,040. The





money was raised as part of L.A.
W.'s annual professor auction held
last semester. P.A.C.E. (Practical
Academic Cultural Education) is a
not-for-profit, state-wide
organization dedicated to helping
at-risk girls from 12-18 who are experiencing difficulty at home
or school. Since 1985, PACE has helped more than 12,000 girls
to stay in school and to stay out of the juvenile justice system.
UF's L.A.W. is proud to support our community and such a
worthwhile endeavor. L.A.W. also thanks the professors and
students at the Levin College of Law who made it possible by
their generous contributions.


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