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
Physical Description: Serial
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: November 23, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol.1, no. 1 (Oct. 6, 1997)-
General Note: Weekly during the school year with a biweekly insert, numbered separately called: The Docket.
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Fighting for innocence in the State of
Faculty Scholarship and Activities

News Briefs

Reminder to keep personal property
Library hours change during holidays
There is a new way to aet old exams


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Julia Davis (3L) won first place for her painting at the fourth
annual faculty and student art show on Thursday. Second place
went to Jessica Kennedy (2L) and Professor Andy Adkins took
home third. (UF Law/ Joshua Lukman)

UF Law ranked in nation's Top 10

The first national ranking of law
schools to consider "output," i.e.
the caliber of a school's graduates,
has placed the University of
Florida Levin College of Law first in
Florida, eighth overall and fourth
among public schools. The
inaugural ranking by Super
Lawyers magazine was based on
the number of each school's graduates in the magazine's annual
state and regional listing of exceptional lawyers in more than 70
areas of practice.

UF Law competes in semi-finals of Navy Judge
Advocate General's Corps' National Moot
Court Competition

The University of Florida College of
Law beat out 19 teams to compete
in the quarter finals of the Navy
Judge Advocate General's Corps
inaugural National Moot Court
Competition Nov. 12-14 at Naval
Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.
Amelia Williams, David Evans and
Ryan Elizabeth Eastmoore

Upcoming Events

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Trivia Central

Janousek. You won a golden gator pin
for answering last week's trivia question
correctly with motive. 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: Quickly patting down the
clothes of a possible criminal
suspect to determine if there is
a concealed weapon. This
police action is generally
considered legal without a
search warrant.

E-mail my answer

Career Development

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

represented UF Law.

Creating a legal career in alternative dispute

Although a career in mediation
may be difficult to achieve, it will
most certainly be worth the
trouble, Michael Keating said.
Those familiar with Keating's
career are likely unsurprised by
Keating's candid, balanced
approach an approach that is
likely responsible for his success in
alternative dispute resolution. On Nov. 17, Keating, who
presently serves as a special master for a federal court in
California and continues to conduct select commercial and
employment mediations, shared an insider's perspective on
careers in mediation with students at the Levin College of Law,
sponsored by the Gators for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Irigaray discusses indigenous rights and
environmental damages in Xingu's
Hydrography Basin

If Gainesville lost land at the rate
the Amazon rainforest was being
deforested, it would be gone in
just 15 days. Despite a decrease
in deforestation rates, the
rainforest is still being destroyed
at a rate of 5,000 acres a day,
according to Maira Irigaray, who is
from the Xingu River region of
Brazil. Irigaray spoke on Wednesday about indigenous rights and
environmental damages in Xingu's Hydrography Basin.

Fighting for innocence in the State of Florida

Since 2001, 10 wrongfully
convicted prisoners in Florida have
been exonerated, with many
owing their freedom to the work
done by the Florida Innocence
Project. On Thursday, the Florida's
Innocence Project's Executive
Director Seth Miller visited the
Levin College of Law to talk about
his work, and how to limit wrongful convictions. The work of the
Innocence Project of Florida is well illustrated by the case of
William Dillon.

Faculty Scholarship and Activities

The UF law faculty is comprised of
highly accomplished scholar-

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

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

MLSA and JMBA collecting toys Nov. 16-24
MLSA and JMBA are joining forces to help poor and under
privileged children. We will collecting unwrapped, unopened toys,
as well as monetary donations for Toys 4 Tots. Please bring your
donations to the Toys 4 Tots table that will be set up in the
Courtyard from Monday, Nov. 16, through Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Please open your hearts so we can help children have a more
enjoyable holiday season.

"It's First for a Reason" ACS First Amendment Panel
Discussion Nov. 24
Professors from UF's College of Journalism and Communications,
Clay Calvert, Professor & Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass
Communication; Sandra Chance, Executive Director of the
Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, McClatchy Professor
in Freedom of Information; and Mike Foley, Hugh Cunningham
Professor in Journalism Excellence, will present, "It's First for a
Reason" ACS First Amendment panel discussion on Tuesday, Nov.
24, at noon in the Bailey Courtroom.

Delphi Bankruptcy case study Nov. 24
Please join the Corporate and Securities Litigation Group (CSLG)
on Nov. 24, at noon in HOL 345, to hear Professor Jeff Davis'
analysis and interpretation of the Delphi Bankruptcy case. Publix
sandwiches and refreshments will be provided. In February 1999,
at the peak of the tech stock bull market, General Motors spun
off its technology and auto parts subsidiary Delphi Corporation
for a profit of $9.6 billion. By October 2005, as US auto makers
continued to lose market share to foreign competitors, with $11
billion in unfunded pension liabilities for its 200,000 employees,
Delphi began what would become a four year bankruptcy process
and a microcosm of many of the economic challenges facing the
United States.

News Briefs

Reminder to keep personal property secure
As we approach the end of the semester, more and more time is
spent studying on campus. Students are reminded to stay safe
and keep their personal property secure. Thefts are common this
time of year. Our campus is open, and thieves know that
students are spending long hours in the library, often walking
away from their laptops, backpacks, and purses "just for a
minute." Also students who seek isolation while studying may put
themselves at risk if no one knows where they are. So the library
staff reminds students: keep an eye on your stuff, and keep an
eye on each other. And if you are leaving campus late at night,
please call SNAP at 392-SNAP(7627) for an escort.

Library hours change during holidays

All students should be aware of the following dates in November
when library hours will be affected:

Open 7:30 a.
Wed., Nov. 25 Open 7:30 a.
m. 5:30 p.m.
Thurs.-Fri., Nov. 26-27 C

Sat., Nov. 28 (Home football Cl

Sun., Nov. 29 (Regular hours) Open 10 a.m.
11:30 p.m.

Extended library hours for the exam period will begin on
Thursday, Dec. 3. The exam period schedule is below:

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. 2 a.m.
Saturday 11:30 a.m. 2 a.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. 2 a.m.

riday, Dec. 7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

There is a new way to get old exams
W The new electronic reserves
J system (called Ares) that the
as. library started using this semester
is also the new way to access old
: exams that professors have put on
reserve for students to use for
*; studying. Students are invited to
attend a 15-minute Ares training
session in the library classroom at
one of the following times: Monday, Nov. 16, at
11:00/11:15/11:30/11:45 or Thursday, Nov. 19, at
3:00/3:15/3:30/3:45. No advance signup necessary just show
up. If you need more information or would like to schedule
training for another time, please contact Renee Weatherholt or
Paula Watkins in the Reserve department at 273-0724.

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