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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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Former Executive Director of the United States Olympic
Committee and former Commissioner of the Southeastern
Conference, Harvey W. Schiller, talked about his vision for the
future of sports as the keynote speaker at the 2010 Sports Law
Symposium on Friday.

Prominent antitrust scholar to give inaugural
UF Law antitrust lecture

Herbert Hovenkamp, a professor of law
.. recognized by the Department of Justice for
his antitrust scholarship, will be the inaugural
speaker for the University of Florida Levin
College of Law Bayard Wickliffe Heath
Memorial Lecture Series on U.S. Antitrust
Policy. On Feb. 5 at 11 a.m., Hovenkamp, the
Ben and Dorothy Willie Chair at the University
of Iowa College of Law and the recipient of the
2008 John Sherman Award from the Antitrust
Division of the Department of Justice, will discuss the Federal
Trade Commission and the Sherman Antitrust Act. The act,
passed by Congress in 1890, authorizes the federal government
to enforce federal policy against the anticompetitive practices of
cartels and monopolies. The free lecture will be held in the
College of Law's Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (room

UF Trial Team wins Florida Bar Competition

The University of Florida Levin
College of Law Trial Team won first
place which amounts to the state
championship at the highly-
competitive Florida Bar Chester

Upcoming Events

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Annual Mix N Mingle Networking Event
Feb. 11
Ninth Annual Richard E. Nelson
Symposium, "Local Government Liability
Under Federal Law: Regulating the
Sacred and the Profane" Feb. 12
Center on Children and Families 2010
Juvenile Justice Conference, "Juvenile
Justice: Passages, Prevention, and
Intervention" Feb. 19 & 20
Sixteenth Annual Public Interest
Environmental Conference Feb. 25-27

Find us on

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

Bedell Memorial Mock Trial
Competition Jan. 20-21 in
Orlando. This marks the sixth time UF Law has won the
prestigious competition. Members of the winning team include
Dana DiSano (awarded Best Advocate), Dan Hogan, Kevin
Sharbaugh and Melissa Welch. Also competing from the team
were Wayne Atkinson, Allison Kirkwood, Jamie Stephens and
Kara Wick. Others integral to the team's success were James
Baley, Rhett Parker, Tania Alavi and Nick Zissimopulos.

Sports Law Symposium sheds light on
collective bargaining agreements

If the predictions of many in the
sports law world come true, fans
should gear up for some
interruptions in play in the near
future and some extreme changes
in sports way down the road. Over
a dozen prominent players in the
sports world were on hand Friday
for the Entertainment and Sports
Law Society's 2010 Sports Law Symposium. Many spoke about
the future of sports and three panels spoke about the expiring
collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) in Major League
Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the National
Football League.

Perils and potential of social media

Is the cost of social media really
free? Several experts at the
University of Florida would say
that using social media in an
inappropriate and irresponsible
manner, and not planning ahead,
could come at a substantial cost.
More than 110 guests attended
the seminar on Jan. 22 in the
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial classroom at the UF College of
Law, and hundreds more watched the online broadcast. It
featured a panel of legal and other professionals and experts,
including Jon L. Mills, founding and current director of the Center
for Governmental Responsibility, professor of law and dean
emeritus of UF Law; Lyrissa Lidsky, UF Stephen C. O'Connell
chair and professor of law; Susan Blair, UF chief privacy officer;
Barbara Wingo, UF associate vice president and first deputy
general counsel; Paula Fussell, UF vice president of human
resource services; and Jane Adams, UF vice president for
university relations.

ACLU takes on local hate speech case

Is hate speech free speech? That
was the question posed by the UF
Law Chapter of the American Civil
Liberties Union on Wednesday,
when the Florida Northeast
Regional Office Director, Benetta

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Standly, came to campus. The
main topic of the discussion was a
local story that has been hard to miss this year. Last July, Dove
World Outreach Center posted a sign near the church declaring,
"Islam is of the devil." The sign raised the ire of many in town,
but the story became national news when students wore t-shirts
with the same message on them to their first day of school. The
students were sent home for violating the dress code, and an
argument about the First Amendment and schools has been
raging since.

Morriss discusses free market
environmentalism with UF law students

Where do environmental problems
come from? How can they be
fixed? Free-market
environmentalists argue that the
answer is through creating
markets and making better
property rights. "We get the
problem of a lack of demand for
environmental goods and services,
we have poorly specified or absent property rights in common
resources that allow misuse of it, we have the failure of the legal
system to apply standard doctrines of property, tort and contract
to solve these problems and we have an absence of market," said
Andrew Morriss, a professor at the University of Illinois College of
Law. "If we correct those problems, we will in fact correct many
environmental problems."

Call for papers: US Energy Policy in Transition

The Public Utility Research Center
Mir (will hold the "US Energy Policy in
Transition" conference in
Gainesville, Fla. on Thursday,
larch 18, and Friday, March 19,
featuring keynote speakers Alan
Beamon, Energy Information
Administration and Tim Brennan,
RFF (Resources for the Future).
The conference is jointly sponsored by the University of Florida's
Public Utility Research Center and the Public Policy Research,
Warrington College of Business Administration.

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

Dress for Success Feb. 2
Join the CCD & UF Law's Chapter of Florida Association of Women
Lawyers, to hear clothing experts share the professional
expectations for men and women in the legal community. Find
out how your interviewing attire can help you land the job that is
best suited for you on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at noon in Bailey
Courtroom, 136 BG.

Successful Interviewing & Call Backs Feb. 2
Come and listen to Shannon Williams, director of Attorney
Recruitment for Carlton Fields in Tampa, speak on how to make
the most of your legal interviews. Get tips from the practitioners'
perspective on how you can ace your legal interviews and get the
job you want! Tuesday, Feb. 9, at noon in HOL 180.

"Should Trials Vanish?: The Rise of Alternative Dispute
Resolution" Feb. 3
The Federalist Society and GADR present: "Should Trials Vanish?:
The Rise of Alternative Dispute Resolution" by Professor Stephen
Ware, on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at noon in HOL 345. Food will be

A conversation with Associate Justice Clarence Thomas;
Marshall Criser Distinguished Lecture Series Feb. 3-4
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas will visit
the Levin College of Law on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 3-4.
The focus of his visit will be interacting with and meeting
students, including a "conversation" as the Marshall Criser
Distinguished Lecture. This conversation, which is not open to the
general public, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. in the
Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard. The lecture will also be
Webcast live via a link on the UF Law home page, and an
archived version will be available online following the event. More
Information >

Annual Mix N Mingle Networking Event Feb. 11
Family Law Society, along with Phi Alpha Delta, will be hosting
our Annual Mix N Mingle Networking Event on Feb. 11, from 6-8
p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room. We will have local judges,
attorneys, and professors from Alachua and other areas around
Florida, whose practice areas cover a broad range of
specializations. Seats are limited, so please RSVP to Jennifer
Marks at as soon as possible. Deadline to
RSVP is Feb. 4. Dress is business casual, and Hors d'oeuvres will
be served.

Ninth Annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium, "Local
Government Liability Under Federal Law: Regulating the
Sacred and the Profane" Feb. 12
Join us for the Ninth Annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium, "Local
Government Liability Under Federal Law: Regulating the Sacred
and the Profane" on Feb. 12, from 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. at the
Hilton, University of Florida Conference Center. Speakers: Ashira
Ostrow, associate professor, Hofstra Law School; Franklin Zemel,
Armstein & Lehn, esq. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Alan C. Weinstein,
associate professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and
Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State
University; Marie Hartman, city attorney, Daytona Beach, Fla.;
Asmara Tekle, associate professor, Thurgood Marshall School of
Law, Texas Southern University; and Steven J. Wernick, Bilzin

Sumberg, Miami, Fla. CLEs and Certification hours offered: CLEs -
7 General CLEs; Certification Hours 7 state/federal government/
administrative practice hours and 7 city/county/local government
hours. For more information, contact Barbara Devoe at 352-273-
0615 or by email at

Center on Children and Families 2010 Juvenile Justice
Conference, "Juvenile Justice: Passages, Prevention, and
Intervention" Feb. 19 & 20
The Center on Children and Families will host a conference on
Juvenile Justice on Feb. 19 and 20. Students may attend the
conference at the special reduced rate of $35, but as this is a
conference with limited seating, we urge you to register as soon
as possible (Registration has been extended until Jan. 20). Both
of the presentations of our plenary speakers, Shay Bilchik and
Geoffrey Canada will be broadcast to a room open to anyone
who wishes to hear their talks. In addition, Geoffrey Canada will
hold a book signing after his talk. If you cannot attend the
conference, feel free to come hear either of our plenary speakers
free of charge in the overflow rooms for both events. For more
information or to register visit the conference Web site.

Sixteenth Annual Public Interest Environmental
Conference Feb. 25-27
Join us for the Sixteenth Annual Public Interest Environmental
Conference, "Bringing It All Back Home: Leadership, Land Use,
and Local-nomics" Feb. 25-27, at the Levin College of Law.
Register now to join us for panels and workshops focusing on the
power of local environmental leadership, the potential of
innovative land use tools, and the promise of place-based
economics and agriculture. Free for UF students and faculty!
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