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ABA Section on Taxation 2009 Law
Student Tax Challenge
Second and third year student
scholarship applications available
Lott wins FJIL case comment competition
Research fellow opening in Center on
Children & Families


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IVOOt Lourt competitors uiga UI:KeVIcn ana uavia 1-ugnes lOOK
on as Christa Diaz presents her argument during Friday's Moot
Court Final Four. Diaz and partner Wilbert Vancol, the petitioners,
were declared the winning side. Hughes was named best overall
competitor. (UF Law/ Charles Roop)

Federalist Society and Healthcare Law Society
speaker discusses healthcare reform

Armed with a barrage of statistics,
graphs, and facts, David A.
Hyman, Richard and Marie L.
Corman Professor of Law and
professor of medicine at the
University of Illinois, as well as
one of the nation's premiere
health law scholars, addressed an
audience at the Levin College of
Law on Sept. 23, regarding the much-hyped Healthcare Reform
Bill. Hyman asked the ubiquitous question, posed on every news
outlet nationwide regarding healthcare reform: what do we know,
and where should we go from here? The answer, he said, is not a
public health option.

Student Profile: Christie Sanders

While many UF Law students had
various experiences during their
first law school summer, part of
Christie Sanders' summer would
make many other law students
jealous. Sanders (3L), who was a
Hollywood stunt double before law
school, filmed the recently

Considering Solo? Oct. 6
Benefit for Florida Bat Conservancy Oct. 9
Eco-Run 5K benefiting the 2010 PIEC
Oct. 10
Eco-Run 5K benefiting the 2010 PIEC
Oct. 10
JMBA law school block at Gator Growl
Oct. 16
Centennial Homecoming Barbecue Oct.

Trivia Central

Haurykava. You won a golden gator
pin for answering last week's trivia
question correctly with recidivist. Pick
up your prize in 287 Holland Hall.

This week's question:
Please answer in the form of a question.
Example: What is [insert answer here]?

A: Oral evidence given under
oath by a witness in answer to
questions posed by attorneys
at trial or at a deposition.

E-mail my answer

Career Development

released A Perfect Getaway, doubling Kiele Sanchez. She found
herself in an interesting scene that many of her friends have
asked about.

Support the local community by giving to the
UF Community Campaign

The Gator Nation has a long history of caring
and compassion. Giving back to our
community is as much a UF tradition as
graduating future leaders and winning national
championships. "This year more than any
other, our community needs the Gator
Nation's help," reported University of Florida
SI4 Levin College of Law Dean Robert Jerry, UFCC
General Campaign Chairman.

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
Faculty scholarship & activities >>

Upcoming Events

Read the CCD BUZZ each week for a
quick synopsis of programming,
recruiting, networking and volunteer and
"SHIP" opportunities available to you.

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school is in session by the Levin College
of Law Communications Office:

Katie Blasewitz
Communications Coordinator
Editor, FlaLaw Online

Debra Amirin, APR
Communications Director

Lindy Brounley
Associate Director
Editor, UF LAWMagazine

Scott Emerson
Senior Writer, Media Relations

Mike Davis
Online Communications Coordinator,

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Java with Jessie Sept. 28
Royal Park Starbucks, 3:30pm, the last Monday of every month,
starting Sept. 28. Opportunity to meet with a counselor and your
fellow classmates in a neutral and informal setting to share ideas
for achieving career success.

International Law and the Conflicting Political Scenarios in
Latin America Sept. 29
Please join the International Law Society as it welcomes
Professor Atilla Andrade to speak this coming Tuesday, Sept. 29,
at noon in the Bailey Courtroom. Professor Andrade (JSD Yale 77,
LLM Yale 72) is a well-published and esteemed attorney of
international and Brazilian law and is senior partner at Advocacia
Attila de Souza Leao Andrade Jr., based in Sao Paulo. Professor
Andrade will be discussing "International Law and the Conflicting
Political Scenarios in Latin America." There will be time for
questions and refreshments will be served.

Energy Law Sept. 29.
Join us on Sept. 29, at noon in HOL 345, and learn about
opportunities in the expanding field of energy law. Guest
speaker, Frederick M. Bryant, Esq. has 39 years of experience in
this arena and is coming to campus to share his insights. Bryant
is currently the general counsel for the Florida Municipal Power
Agency. His experience has touched on all aspects of energy law
including litigation, transactional work and lobbying.

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Got Etiquette? Sept. 29
Come enjoy a three-course meal with Julie Fleming, a consultant
with Skalaski Consulting, on Sept. 29, at 5:45 p.m. at the Hillel
House. Learn about proper etiquette during an interview or
reception, breaking into an ongoing conversation, and connecting
other professionals. In this economy, it is vital you set yourself
apart from the rest. We can show you how! Hosted by UF FAWL
and the Center for Career Development and co-sponsored by
JMBA. Pick up tickets in the JMBA office for $14.

"School Vouchers: The Case Against Public Schools" Sept.
The Federalist Society invites you to attend "School Vouchers:
Destroy the Public Schools, Save America's Children" with Clark
Neily, senior attorney, Institute for Justice and commentary by
Professor Lyrissa Lidsky, professor of law and Stephen C.
O'Connell Chair, University of Florida Levin College of Law, on
Wednesday, Sept. 30, at noon in HOL 345. A Q&A session will
follow. This event is open to the public. Free food will be provided.

"The History of Healthcare in America" Sept. 30
As part of The Healthcare Law Society's first annual healthcare
law professional lecture series, Dean Jerry, our new faculty
advisor, will present "The History of Healthcare in America." It
will take place next Wednesday, Sept. 30, at noon in the Bailey

Extern in D.C. via University of Arizona Oct. 1
On Thursday, Oct. 1, at noon in Bailey Courtroom, Scott Knittle,
Esq. of the Washington Center is coming to campus to speak to
2Ls and 3Ls about visiting student/externship opportunities in
Washington, D.C. Find out how you can get a first-hand view of
the policy and legal practice in the nation's capital and develop
connections and experience often sought by potential employers.

View From the Bench Oct. 1
Sponsored by the North Central Florida Chapter of the Federal
Bar Association. Thursday, Oct. 1, from 1-5 p.m. in the
Gainesville U.S. Courthouse. Reception at 5 p.m. Ten students
will be able to attend the reception, a great opportunity to meet
and interact with the presenting federal judges. If interested,
please send an e-mail to by 3 p.m. on Sept.
29. Seminar from 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Best Practices in Writing and
Oral Arguments before the Court with U.S. Circuit Judge Charles
R. Wilson, Senior U.S. District Judge William F. Stafford and U.S.
Magistrate Judge Gary R. Jones Developments in the Northern
District of Florida and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Chief
Judge Stephan P. Mickle Basic Appellate Practice: Tips for New
Appellate Practitioners and Trial Lawyers, Steven L. Brannock,
Esq. Reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres immediately
following the close of the seminar. Law student cost is $20 before
Sept. 28 and $25 thereafter. Registration forms available in the

Considering Solo? Oct. 6
3Ls, are you considering going solo? You will not want to miss
this opportunity to hear from practitioners and learn about the
benefits and challenges associated with their experiences. The
program will take place on Oct. 6, at noon in HOL 270.

Benefit for Florida Bat Conservancy Oct. 9
On Oct. 9, Gainesville's Heart of Darkness Club will be holding a
benefit for the Florida Bat Conservancy. All proceeds from the

night will go to helping wild bat colonies in Florida. There will be a
silent auction and club night. Admission is $5, and is limited to
persons 18 and up. The event will be held at the Attic, upstairs
from the Venue, 233 W. University Ave. For more information
visit www.floridabats.orq or http://heartofdarknessclub.orq.

Eco-Run 5K benefiting the 2010 PIEC Oct. 10
The Eco-Run 5K is an annual run/walk fundraiser event benefiting
the student-run Public Interest Environmental Conference. The
Eco-Run 5K will be held at the University of Florida Levin College
of Law on Oct. 10, at 8 a.m. Registrants are encouraged to sign-
up in advance by completing and turning in a registration form
either by mail or in person. For more information visit http://

JMBA law school block at Gator Growl Oct. 16
You can sit with your law friends at the world's largest student
run production featuring legendary SNL star Dana Carvey, the
band O.A.R. and the winner of America's Best Dance Crew, the
Jabbawockeez. Tickets are $15 for students and $25 for non-
students and are sold in the JMBA office until Oct. 5. Gator Growl
is Friday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. For more information visit www. or ask a JMBA section representative.

Centennial Homecoming Barbecue Oct. 16
Reconnect with your UF Law family and be our guest during the
UF Law Centennial Celebration following UF's Homecoming
Parade Friday, Oct. 16, from 2:30 4:30 p.m. in the Marcia
Whitney Schott Courtyard. Enjoy barbecue chicken, pulled pork,
baked beans, cole slaw, dinner roll and tea. Gator fans, large and
small, will enjoy special appearances by Gator mascots Albert &
Alberta. Barbecue dinners are free for UF Law alumni, students,
faculty and staff. All food is on a first-come, first-served basis
and registration in advance is necessary for complimentary
meals. Walk-up and/or extra-guest dinners are $8 each. RSVP to For more information contact Lindy Brounley
at 352-273-0655 or

News Briefs

ABA Section on Taxation 2009 Law Student Tax Challenge
The Young Lawyers Forum of the ABA Section on Taxation has
released the problem for the 2009 Law Student Tax Challenge.
An alternative to traditional moot court competitions, the Law
Student Tax Challenge asks two-person teams of students to
solve a cutting-edge and complex business problem that might
arise in everyday tax practice. Teams competing in the Law
Student Tax Challenge will be evaluated on two criteria: a
memorandum to a senior partner and a letter to the client
explaining the result. Based on these criteria, six teams from the
J.D. division and four teams from the LL.M. division will receive a
free trip (including airfare and accommodations for two nights)
for the section's 2009 mid-year meeting in San Antonio, Texas,
where they will defend their submissions before a panel of some
of the country's top tax lawyers. In addition, the top placing
teams receive cash prizes. UF can enter as may enter as many
separate teams as want to participate. Each team must consist of
two (2) students, and must have a faculty sponsor. The faculty
sponsor may instruct the student team members on proper
research techniques and provide general advice. The faculty
sponsor may also comment on the proper structure of a
memorandum and client letter, but may not help to draft,
proofread, or edit the written work product of the student team

members. You do not need to have taken a tax class to compete,
however it is recommended. For more information, including the
problem and rules, visit www.abanet.orq/tax/lstc/home.html

Nov. 13, 2009: Written Submissions Due
Dec. 21, 2009: Semi-Finalists Notified
Jan. 22, 2010: Oral Rounds at Section of Taxation Mid-year

Second and third year student scholarship applications
Available scholarships for second-
and third-year law students are
now available and listed along with
eligibility requirements on the
Financial Aid Bulletin Board on the
concourse and on our Web site.
(Current scholarship recipients are
not eligible.) Applications can be
obtained from the Office of
Student Affairs, 164 Holland Hall (rack by front door) and must
be returned by 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9. Awards will be made by
the end of the fall semester.

Lott wins FJIL case comment competition
Florida Journal of International Law (FJIL) is
proud to announce Stephen Lott as the winner
of its 2009-2010 Case Comment Competition.
Stephen's case comment titled, "Gandara v.
Bennet: Does the 11th Circuit's Decision
SPresage the Future of Article 36 in American
Jurisprudence?" will be published in an
upcoming issue of FJIL.

Research fellow opening in Center on Children & Families
1 w. The Center on Children & Families
has a research fellow position
available in the area of juvenile
law/juvenile justice, beginning
during fall 2009 and continuing
into spring 2010. The primary
focus of this position will be in
assisting with the preparations for
the spring 2010 juvenile justice
conference in February 2010, as well as the scholarship project
and other projects that emerge from the conference. This is a
paid research assistant position that will require approximately
10 hours per week. The student will be supervised by Professor
Nancy Dowd. The application deadline is Sept. 23. Interested
students should submit a letter stating your interest in juvenile
law as well as any related course work or experience, and a
resume. You can bring a hard copy to Debbie Willis in HOL 368A
or e-mail

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