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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News Briefs

Legal Research & Writing
Teaching Assistants Needed
LCC accepting nominations for
Organization of the Year
There is still time to apply for law
Fall Supreme Court externship
deadline April 24
Josh Lukman takes home first
place in art show
Lena Hinson wins a Davis
Productivity Award
Jessup International Moot Court
congratulates new members

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Second-year law student Kevin Wagner winds up at the dunk
tank at the 3rd Annual Multicultural Fair on the law school
campus Wednesday, April 8. (UF Law/ Joshua Lukman)

Florida law students pledge against domestic

What began as Aaron Kelley's and
Kara Wick's "Men v. Violence"
project for Professor Nancy Dowd's
"Gender and the Law" course
became a week-long campaign at
the Levin College of Law to
promote awareness of domestic
violence and to encourage men to
pledge never to become an
abuser. Their project had two major components. The first was a
table set up in the courtyard where men could make their
pledges and all students were invited to hand-paint t-shirts
representing victims of domestic violence.

Kray discusses law and regulations with
Animal Law Association

guest April 17
Football registration for 2009-
2010 begins April 20
Professor Seigel presents new
book at Goerings April 22

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Career Services

Attorney Fred M. Kray opened his
mailbox in Miami in June last year
to find a surprise waiting for him -
a ticket for his dog not being
registered. His dog had died in
January. He wrote a letter to
animal control explaining this, but
Kray still had to go to court for it.
When he got there with his dog's

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
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

ashes in tow, the bailiff told him he would still probably lose.

Florida Journal of International Law publishes
work by Israeli justice

The Florida Journal of International Law is
honored to have published a very special work
by Justice Eliezer Rivlin of the Supreme Court
of Israel in its most recent issue (21 Fla. J.
Int'l L. 1). Justice Rivlin was named deputy
president of the court in 2006. He began his
judicial career in 1976 and was appointed to
the Supreme Court in 2000. While on the
bench, Justice Rivlin has also taught law
school courses in torts and constitutional law.
Recently, the Journal was honored when Justice Rivlin accepted
an invitation to sit on the Journal's Advisory Board.

Dougherty wins antitrust writing competition

Spring break took an unexpected
turn for Larry Dougherty (3L)
when he got a telephone call
saying he'd won a national law
student writing competition
sponsored by the Antitrust Section
of the American Bar Association.
"It was stunning news," said
Dougherty. "I'd submitted an entry
but never expected to hear anything about it." The award came
with $2,000 and an expenses-paid trip to the section's annual
spring meeting in Washington, D.C. "It's the big get-together for
antitrust practitioners," Dougherty said. "I met leading lawyers,
circuit judges, and economists. It was a great experience."

UF alum named law dean at Kentucky

David A. Brennen (JD 91, LL.M. 94) has been
named dean of the University of Kentucky
College of Law. Brennen co-authored Tax Law
of Charities and Other Exempt Organizations
(Thomson/West) with UF Law Professor Steve
Willis and two other co-authors. He was a
speaker at the UF Nelson Symposium in 2003
and spoke on a Center for the Study of Race &
Race Relations panel at UF in 2002. He also
I published in the Florida Tax Review in 2002.
Brennen is joining the University of Kentucky
from the University of Georgia School of Law
where he has been a professor since 2006 and
from the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) where he is
completing a two year term as deputy director.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Insight from the Inside April 15
Gray Robinson attorneys want to provide you with information,
context and encouragement during these tough economic times.
They will be here to answer questions and share their
experiences with a tough legal employment market. Join us on
April 15, at noon in HOL345. E-mail Career Services,, with where you are interested in practicing
after graduation and type of work you are seeking (firm, judicial
clerkship, etc.) by Monday, April 13, at noon. Refreshments will
be provided by Gray Robinson.

Pro bono and community service certificate celebration
April 16
Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our students
participating in the pro bono & community service projects on
Thursday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m. in the faculty dining room.
These students have worked beyond their law school curriculum
to meet the needs of this community.

Fla. Bar president dean's coffee guest April 17
Join Deans Jerry, Inman and Page for the first "Dean's Coffee
Guest" on Friday, April 17, at 9:30 a.m., in the Faculty Dining
Room. For approximately an hour, our guest Jay White (JD 83),
current president of The Florida Bar, will hold an informal
conversation about the legal profession, the practice of law, the
job market and other topics. White practices with Richman Greer
in West Palm Beach. He is the 60th president in the history of
The Florida Bar, but he is the first UF law alumnus to serve in this
role in several years.

Football registration for 2009-2010 begins April 20
Football registration for the 2009-2010 season opens on Monday,
April 20. Registration will remain open until Friday, June 5. You
may register at any time during these dates and your chances
will not increase with the earlier you register. More information
and your online account manager can be found at http:// Send any questions to

Professor Seigel presents new book at Goerings April 22
Professor Mike Seigel will present his new book, Race to
Injustice: Lessons Learned from the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case on
Wednesday, April 22, at 8 p.m. at Goerings Book Store for The
Avenue Coffee House: UF Professors and Their New Books.
Afterwards, he will be signing books and refreshments will be

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

LCC accepting nominations for Organization of the Year
The Law College Council is
currently accepting nominations
for the Organization of the Year
Award. The award is presented to
the organization that provided the
College of Law with the most
education benefits through

programming and community
service during the 2008-09
academic year. If you would like to nominate an organization,
please send an e-mail to Shylie Armon,, LCC
secretary, with a brief description of why you think the
organization deserves the award by 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April

There is still time to apply for law clinics
It's not too late to apply for a clinic
for summer or fall 2009.
Interested in counseling clients,
advocating for children,
prosecuting or defending in a
criminal case, mediating in county
court, or even doing a jury trial?
Clinics offer the rare opportunity
to apply classroom theory in a
practice setting while learning valuable skills. Students are
closely supervised by one of our highly experienced clinical
professors/practitioners. In a number of the clinics, students gain
valuable experience collaborating with social workers, mental
health and family counselors, or dispute resolution experts.
Remember that the Florida Board of Bar Examiner clearance
letter is required to submit an application for a clinic. The
deadline for submitting an application is Tuesday, April 14, at
noon in Student Affairs. Clinic offers will be e-mailed late on April
14. You must respond via e-mail to within
24 hours. Upon acceptance of the offer, you must go to the
clinics to complete the CLI application paperwork within 48
hours. You will be automatically registered for the clinic during
advanced registration.

Fall Supreme Court externship deadline April 24
Applications are available for 5-
credit spring semester externship
at the Florida Supreme Court.
Information packets now available
in CGR, 230 Bruton-Geer and
Career Services. Application
deadline is Friday, April 24 at
noon. For more information,
contact Tim McLendon in CGR,, or 273-0835.

Josh Lukman takes home first place in art show
The reception for the 4th annual
S/Levin College of Law Faculty and
Student Art Show was a success.
After a close vote, Josh Lukman
won first place with his photos
from South Africa "Ten Seconds,"
Donna Vincent took second place
with "A Serendipitous Sunset," and
Caroleen Brej took third place for
"Mahi-Mahi." All selections will be displayed in the main hall of
the Legal Information Center for students to view in the
upcoming weeks. Students interested in planning next year's
show should contact Dean Kathie Price.

Lena Hinson wins a Davis Productivity Award
l / The Davis Productivity Awards, an
E I annual program honoring state
government employees
throughout Florida, has announced

its winners for 2009. Lena Hinson,
program assistant at the Levin
College of Law, was nominated in
fall 2008 by Professors Flournoy
and Cohn and recently received the award for streamlining
procedures for both the Environmental & Land Use Law and
International Programs. She assisted in the administration of a
new degree program, implemented new rules applied to visiting
foreign faculty, budget preparation and review of operating
figures. She also provided considerable assistance to another
program during a staff transition.

Jessup International Moot Court congratulates new
Congratulations to the newest
members of the Jessup
International Law Moot Court. This
year's spring tryouts were
incredibly competitive, with many
fine participants to choose from.
After a difficult and time-
consuming process, the following
16 individuals have been asked to
join the Jessup Moot Court: Steve
Blickensderfer, Adam Bregman,
Paul Cipparone, John DiRico, Jennifer Duclair, John Errico,
Matthew Kozyra, Lindsey Franco, David Hughes, Julianne Parker,
Jennifer Shepard, Jason Taylor, Marianna Tuninskaya, Jennifer
White, Daniel Wu and Jason Yoepp. These candidate members
will compete in the fall for an opportunity to be on the UF Jessup
Competition Team, which will travel to Miami to compete in the U.
S. Southeast Super-Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International
Law Moot Court Competition, the world's largest moot court
competition. Beyond that, they may qualify for the International
Rounds in Washington, D.C.

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