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
Levin College of Law
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Publication Date: April 6, 2009
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Faculty in the News

News Briefs

Legal Research & Writing
Teaching Assistants Needed
Applications for fall Conservation
Clinic due April 10

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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

Lindy Brounley
Associate Director
Editor, UF LAW Magazine

Matthew Gonzalez
Webmaster, Online
Communications Coordinator

Scott Emerson

Third-year law student Joshua Lukman hangs his photos of South
Africa for the law school art show that runs through April in the
library. (UF Law/ Lauren Jannelle)

MEN v. VIOLENCE: A case worth the fight

This week, MEN v. VIOLENCE: A
case worth the fight will be taking
place on the law school campus.
The event will consist of an
information table, clothesline
project, male pledge, white ribbon,
and a panel discussion about
violence against women. Teresa
Drake, assistant state attorney,
will speak about the legal aspects and issues surrounding
violence against women and Anna Guest-Jelley, the director of
the Violence Prevention Program at Peaceful Paths, will speak
about domestic violence prevention. This will take place on
Thursday, April 9, at 1 p.m. in 382 HOL. Free lunch will be

Fundraising to benefit Kalksteenfontein
Primary School in South Africa

Participants in the past three years
of the UF/University of Cape Town
(UCT) study abroad program to
South Africa are again teaming up
with the High Springs Community
School to raise money and
supplies for Kalksteenfontein
Primary School (KPS). As part of a
service component to the South

Process April 8
Attention 1Ls: Moot Court
Information Sessions
Teresa Drake and Anna Guest-
Jelley talk about domestic
violence April 9

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UF Law Virtual Calendar

Career Services

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

Africa program, the students volunteer at KPS, but as another
way of giving back, they fundraise and collect items to benefit
the school.

Judicial Clerkships: Stepping stone from law
school to law firm

Successfully completing a
Judicial clerkship gives recent
law school grads the edge
when law firms are looking to
hire. That was the message
delivered by three judicial
clerks who were on campus
recently to share their
professional experiences and
perspectives to interested students. "Nine out of ten times a law
firm will pick the applicant with practical legal experience and you
get that working as a judicial clerk," said Jennifer Deeb a UF
College of Law alumna (JD 00) and a clerk for a senior U.S.
District judge in Tampa. "As a clerk, you continue to learn about
a variety of legal topics ranging from arraignments to social
security appeals. This experience will make you more

Pinwheels raise awareness for child abuse in
Alachua County

Silver pinwheels dot the front lawn
of the North Florida Regional
Medical Center. With 2,030 of
them revolving constantly in the
wind, the lawn is an oversized
optical illusion. As a part of
National Child Abuse Prevention
Month, the University of Florida
Levin College of Law's Family Law
Society and the Alachua County Child Abuse Prevention Task
Force sponsored the annual Winds of Change event on Saturday
at the North Florida Regional Medical Center from 1 to 3 p.m.

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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Starting your own business: Estates and trusts

is modesty."

Taking time out from her hectic schedule,
Carla DeLoach-Bryant (LLM 03) visited the
Levin College of Law on April 2 to discuss her
experiences starting and developing her own
private estate planning firm. Professor Miller,
an estate planning professor at the Levin
College of Law, introduced Bryant as "one of
the real success stories in the estates and
trusts area" and joked that "Carla suffers from
something that I do not suffer from, and that

LeVine receives Yegwell fellowship with Anti-
Defamation League

. 2005
. 2004

Jennifer LeVine, a first-year law student, is the
2009 recipient of the Evan J. Yegelwel
Fellowship. Sponsored by the University of
Florida Center for the Study of Race and Race
Relations (CSRRR), the fellowship was gifted
from UF Law alumnus Evan Yegelwel (JD 80),
a partner in the Jacksonville law firm of
Brown, Terrell, Hogan, Ellis, McClamma, and
Yegelwel. After receiving information about
the fellowship, LeVine thought she would be a
great candidate and embraced the possibility.

Faculty in the News

Jerry was interviewed by The Independent
Florida Alligator about the state budget cuts
and how it will effect the UF College of Law.
Since the college is graduate only, it can
charge all of its students extra tuition on top
of state set tuition. It will also use almost
$600,000 of the differential tuition money to
fund faculty positions currently funded by the
state. Four vacant faculty and staff positions
would be cut and one visiting lecturer position
would not be renewed. Other cuts, such as those to operating
expenses and library subscription fees, would possibly be funded
by tuition money as well, said Jerry.
Faculty Scholarship & Activities>

Upcoming Events

Student and faculty art show reception April 6
The Levin College of Law Annual Law Student and Faculty Art
Show is hosting a reception in the Legal Information Center on
Monday, April 6, at 7 p.m. Please join us for an evening of
celebration. We will be announcing first, second, and third places,
and refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Please direct
all questions to Alexis at

BLSA hosts "Law Student for a Day" April 6
The W. George Allen Chapter of the Black Law Student
Association is hosting "Law Student for a Day" on Monday, April
6, in room 345. The program is an initiative of the National Black
Law Student Association that will help emphasize the importance
of pursuing higher education and reach students at an age when
it is important for them to start thinking positively about their
future. Our student will be from the Josiah T. Walls Bar
Association Streetlaw Program that serves at-risk youth from the
Alachua County area, ages 11-14. We will have a wide array of
events and games from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. including free lunch for
all BLSA members at 11:30 a.m.

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

Attention 1Ls: Moot Court Information Sessions
The Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Board, UF's most
prestigious moot court team, invites all rising 2Ls to participate in
this summer's intramural competition for team membership.
(Competitors need not be in Gainesville over the summer.) The
team will hold two information sessions about the upcoming
intramural competition. Please join us in Room 355C on
Wednesday, April 8, at 5 p.m. or Thursday, April 16, at 3 p.m. If
you cannot attend either of these sessions and would like more
information about the team and intramural competition, contact
Meghann Wolfe at

Teresa Drake and Anna Guest-Jelley talk about domestic
violence April 9
As part of v. VIOLENCE: A case worth the fight, Teresa Drake,
assistant state attorney, will speak about the legal aspects and
issues surrounding violence against women and Anna Guest-
Jelley, the director of the Violence Prevention Program at
Peaceful Paths, will speak about domestic violence prevention.
The event will take place on Thursday, April 9, at 1 p.m. in 382
HOL. Free lunch will be served.

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

Applications for fall Conservation Clinic due April 10
U Law Students interested in the UF
Law Conservation Clinic for the fall
semester may apply between now
and April 10. The clinic is capped
at 12 students. Students entering
their fourth semester are eligible.
Although, preference is given to
those enrolled in, or intending to
enroll in the Environmental and
Land Use Law Certificate Program, students with an interest in
the many intersections between environmental law and other
areas of law and policy are encouraged to consider the clinic and
meet with the director.

In the fall the clinic anticipates projects with current and new
clients involving implementation of the recent conservation
easement and conservation purposes amendments to the Florida
constitution, multi-party conservation finance and management
arrangements, water and watershed law and policy, clean energy
(including local government solar financing districts), as well as
continued work in sustainable redevelopment and coastal and
marine policy, including adaptation to sea level rise.

Clinic students regularly travel for meetings, workshops and
conferences, network with environmental professionals and
occasionally must get their shoes wet. Students are encouraged
to review the clinic Web site at to get a sense of the clinic's
project portfolio and products. Applications can be can accessed
on the clinic Web site, in the offices of the Center for

Governmental Responsibility and at Student Services. Interested
students and students with ideas for projects based on their own
interest and expertise are encouraged to contact Director Tom
Ankersen at or 352-273-0835.

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