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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
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Publication Date: November 30, 2009
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Chance and Calvert lead First Amendment
Moot Court advances to quarter-finals in panel discussion

If a survey done by the First Amendment
Center is any indication, Americans have a bit
of trouble understanding the First
Amendment, according to UF Journalism
professor Sandra Chance. According to the
survey, 40 percent of Americans could not
name a single right protected by the First
Amendment. The survey produced some more
interesting responses, though. "People also
named rather bizarre rights they thought were
protected by the First Amendment like the right to own a pet. I
am not kidding," said Chance, a UF Law alumna and executive
director of the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information.

Davis discusses Delphi bankruptcy case

To Professor Jeff Davis, deciphering the inner
workings of a corporate reorganization is
much like viewing a troubled marriage from
the outside. "You can know what has
happened and what is reported in the
newspapers, [as well as] what has happened
in court...but looking into a reorganization is
sort of like looking into a marriage; you
cannot really do it from the outside," he said.
The particular corporate reorganization that
Davis was discussing was that of Delphi Corporation following its
bankruptcy in 2005.

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Students thank Mediation Clinic mentors
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Reminder to keep personal property
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2010 Costa Rica program to support regional
initiatives in environmental law in Central
American and the Amazon

a As part of two regional initiatives
to develop environmental law
bLrod c t l education in Latin America, the
2010 edition of the University of
Florida-University of Costa Rica
Joint Program in Environmental
Law will be enriched by the
participation of attorneys and law
students from Central America and
Brazil. The Central American participants will be part of a cohort
that is being selected to participate in the development of a
regional environmental law diploma for Central America, part of a
broader capacity building initiative under the environment
chapter of the Central American Free Trade Agreement. Three
participants will be selected from the pilot states of Guatemala,
Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic in 2010.

Student Profile: Stephen Liverpool

SThird-year law student Stephen Liverpool was
I the first in his family to attend a four year

Florida as an undergraduate. On Nov. 22, he
was elected president of Florida Blue Key and
will serve as only the second African-American
president in organization's 87 year history.
MThis achievement is even more remarkable
considering that less than a year ago,
Liverpool suffered injuries that made him
wonder whether he would ever return to law school.

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 >

News Briefs

Moot Court advances to quarter-finals in Chicago Bar
Four members of the Justice Campbell Thornal
Moot Court Board traveled to Chicago for the
annual Chicago Bar Association's National
Moot Court Competition. This event allows
teams from top-tier law schools around the

Country to compete against one another in
appellate advocacy. The team of Philip Moring
and Joshua Landsman, coached by Brandon
Hueber, surpassed 18 other teams to make it
to the quarter-final round. The team of George Eppsteiner and
Jessica Miles, coached by Samantha Crawford, also competed
with Eppsteiner receiving Second Best Oralist out of 26 teams.
The teams argued the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage
Act as well as the validity of a state's public policy against same-
sex marriage. Both teams would like to thank their coaches for
their tremendous support and dedication.

Students thank Mediation Clinic mentors
Seth Haimovitch presented a
"Thank You Mediators" cake to
several Alachua County mediators
on behalf of the students in this
fall's Mediation Clinic. The Alachua
County mediators assist Professor
Robin Davis in helping the
mediation clinic students complete
their mentorship as part of the
students' requirements to become Florida Supreme Court
certified mediators. Haimovitch was one of the Mediation Clinic
students who mediated in Small Claims Court on Friday mornings
at the Alachua County Courthouse this semester. Last Friday was
the students' last day at the courthouse.

JTLP congratulates winners
The Journal of Technology Law and
Policy congratulates Christina
Wang for winning the Dawson
Rowe Best Edit Award and Eric
Feld for winning the Outstanding
Case Comment Submission. Each
I recipient received a certificate and
$100. The journal also sincerely
thanks and appreciates the
outstanding work of the fall 2009 editorial board: Logan Gans,
Zarra Elias, Kimberly Thomas, Alexandria Vita, Regina Frein,
Michael Singer, Jared Seff, and Chris Ramsey.

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:

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.

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