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
Publisher: College of Law Communications Office
Place of Publication: <Gainesville FL> College of Law Communications Office 1997-
Publication Date: October 5, 2009
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Self-Assessment Oct. 8
Andrade addresses new democracy in
Benefit for Florida Bat Conservancy Oct. 9
Latin America

Neily defends public school voucher
Malavet elected to membership in
American Law Institute

News Briefs

APIL fundraising for scholarships
Second and third year student
scholarship applications available
Research fellow opening in Center on
Children & Families


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Oct. 10
Vancol and Diaz victorious in Moot Court Final Eco-Run 5K benefiting the 2010 PIEC


Moot Court Final Four competitors
Wilbert Vancol, Olga Butkevich,
Christa Diaz and David Hughes
(supported by alternate Katie
Watt) spent weeks preparing to
argue before four federal judges,
including federal District Judge
Robert Hinkle, Senior District
Judge William Terrell Hodges,
District Judge Steven D. Merryday, and Senior District Judge John
H. Moore II. Coached and supported by fellow Moot Court
members and faculty advisors, the final four were well-prepared
to argue before the esteemed panel of judges.

UF Law summer program in Cape Town, South

UF Law will now be offering our
annual South Africa program this
.coming summer from June 10 -
July 10, 2009. This ABA-accredited
six credit study abroad opportunity
will consist of three two-credit
4 courses: Law and Politics in South
Africa (Prof. Nunn), Comparative
Constitutional Law (Prof. Rush),
and Introduction to South African Law (Prof. Paleker & other
South African professors).

Oct. 10
JMBA law school block at Gator Growl
Oct. 16
Centennial Homecoming Barbecue Oct.

Trivia Central

Healy. You won a golden gator pin for
answering last week's trivia question
correctly with testimony. 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: Reference to a lawsuit in
which either party or various
causes of action (claims based
on different legal theories) are
improperly joined together in
the same suit.

E-mail my answer

Career Development

UF Law First Amendment expert pens
Meaning in Law: A Theory of Speech

Developing a legal theory around the meaning of a
E "-"' single word chosen more than two centuries ago by
the framers of the Constitution's First Amendment is
the subject of a new book by UF Law professor and
First Amendment expert Charles Collier. Meaning in
Law: A Theory of Speech (Oxford University Press)
is broadly interdisciplinary and employs philosophy
and linguistics to focus on symbolic speech, which
lies at the important definitional boundary between speech in the
full sense and that which is not speech at all.

Andrade addresses new democracy in Latin

The new democracy spreading throughout
Latin America is not democracy at all,
according to Professor Atilla Andrade Jr.
Andrade spoke Tuesday about the political
climate in Latin America in an event
sponsored by the International Law Society.
Andrade addressed the situation in Honduras
in which former president Manuel Zelaya
attempted to change the Honduran
Constitution to let him stay in office longer.
Earlier this year Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez got rid of
term limits completely.

Neily defends public school voucher system

SClark Neily, senior attorney with
the Institute for Justice, presented
his case at the Levin College of
Law on Sept. 29, for why the
public school system should
incorporate vouchers to permit
parents more latitude in school
II i choice. Neily's presentation was
followed by commentary from UF
Law professor Lyrissa Lidsky. "The unifying theme for all of this...
is basically the idea that the government should stay out of
people's lives as much as possible and people should have as
much of a choice in how they go about their lives as they can,"
Neily explained.

Malavet elected to membership in American
Law Institute

Malavet was elected to membership in the
American Law Institute. He is one of the 11
members of the faculty who are ALI members,
according to the ALI Web site. Keep up with
what faculty are writing about and saying
each week in FlaLaw by reading about their
scholarship and activities, as well as their

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

Send Us News

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
Communications Director

Lindy Brounley
Associate Director
Editor, UF LAWMagazine

Scott Emerson
Senior Writer, Media Relations

Mike Davis
Online Communications Coordinator,

Fredric G. Levin College of Law
2500 SW 2nd Ave.
P.O. Box 117633
Gainesville, FL 32611


media appearances.
Faculty scholarship & activities >

Upcoming Events

Call Out Against Domestic Violence Oct. 5-29
The Family Law Society (FLS) will be collecting old cell phones
and their accompanying chargers for victims of domestic
violence. Even though a cell phone is disconnected, it is still
capable of calling 911 in case of an emergency. Since many
victims do not have cell phones, your old phone may help save a
life. So please "Call Out Against Domestic Violence" by bringing
your old cell phones to our box in the lobby of the library from
Oct. 5-29.

Law School Mentoring Project information sessions Oct. 5
The 2009-2010 Law School Mentoring Project is starting again.
We need 130 law students to participate in the program this
year. The student population at Caring and Sharing Learning
School is growing, and so is the need for mentors who want to
make a positive and lasting impact on the children there. Caring
and Sharing is a charter elementary school that has been rated
as an "F" school by the State of Florida in previous years. The
goal of the mentoring project is to give personalized attention to
each child in order to assist them with mastering curriculum
concepts, and also to help them develop life skills by encouraging
and inspiring them to work hard and dream big. This is an easy,
fun, and very fulfilling way to make a difference and get your
community service certificate. Only one hour a week is required.
There will be informational sessions Monday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m. in
HOL 284 and Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. in HOL 283. Please e-
mail any questions to Sarah Hensen at

3L's Only: Considering Going Solo? Oct. 6
3L's, are you considering going solo? You will not want to miss
this opportunity to hear from attorney Karen Specie, and learn
about the benefits and challenges associated with her experience
going solo. Assistant Dean Linda Calvert Hanson will also be on
hand to discuss the resources available on solo practice through
the CCD. Bonita Young will also speak on how Lexis Nexis can
assist you in setting up a solo practice. The program will take
place on Oct. 6, at noon in HOL 270. Pizza generously provided
by Lexis.

UF LAW JMBA March for Babies team kickoff Oct.6
Come out to the UF LAW JMBA March for Babies team kickoff
on Oct. 6, at noon in HOL 382. Learn about the mission of the
March of Dimes, Gators March for Babies, and what you can do to
help. Everyone in attendance will be registered to win one of
many giveaways, including a men's Lacoste shirt (valued at
$100), a ladies UF perfume & Brighton leather sunglass case
(valued at $100), a University of Florida Levin College of Law t-
shirt from Wilbert's, and more. This year, Gators March for
Babies will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. Join Coach
Urban and Shelley Meyer for the 5K run/walk that will begin at
Turlington Plaza. If you would like to register for the team prior
to the kickoff, just go to www.marchforbabies.orq/teams/uflaw
and sign up today.

2L & 3Ls Cover Letter Workshop Oct. 7
A well written cover letter can be the difference between a

resume that gets attention and one that is thrown away unread.
How are your letters stacking up to the competition? Join the
CCD on Oct. 7, at noon in HOL 345 to discuss ways to improve
your cover letters to highlight your best skills and
accomplishments. The discussion will also include tips on utilizing
your cover letters for targeted mailings to research opportunities
in the cities you want to work.

Discovering you ideal career through self-assessment Oct.
Hear speaker Dr. Martha Peters, author of Juris Types, on Oct. 8,
in HOL 345 at 11 a.m. for 2Ls & 3Ls and HOL 270 at 1 p.m. for
1Ls. This program will help students better target their career
search. Many students are not sure what they would like to do,
and many alumni are not happy with their jobs because during
law school they did not take the time to identify their values and
learn about the type of work environments in which they will
thrive and find career satisfaction. Dr. Peters will help you
identify what is going to make you happy and what is going to be
rewarding and fulfilling for you. Dr. Peters will also have some
availability to meet individually with students to talk about their
MBTI and options.

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.
qatorqrowl.orq 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

APIL fundraising for scholarships
The Association for Public Interest Law (APIL) kicks off their
semester fundraising for the APIL scholarship with the annual
Mustache Bash and Just Games! professor auction. If you are
interested in participating in the facial hair event of the century,
look for APIL in the courtyard this week. Both events are
designed to help students and faculty interact in a fun way, while
earning money for the scholarships. All law students are eligible
for the APIL scholarships, which are awarded to students in the
summer for internships that are unpaid and do not earn class

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.

Research fellow opening in Center on Children & Families
n The Center on Children & Families
S.r. has a research fellow position
available in the area of juvenile
I 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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