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
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Publication Date: February 8, 2010
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Faculty Scholarship and Activities

News Briefs

Introduction to Law School and the
Profession (ILSP) 2010 Ambassador
2010 Census Information


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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas visited
with students at the Levin College of Law on Wednesday and
Thursday, Feb. 3-4, and presented the Marshall M. Criser
Distinguished Lecture. Read more about this event in next week's
FlaLaw Online.

Nelson Symposium set for Feb. 12

A distinguished group of national
and state experts will be on hand
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb.
12, at the UF Hilton Conference
Center in Gainesville, Fla., to
discuss "Local Government
Liability Under Federal Law:
Regulating the Sacred and the
Profane." Presentation topics
include First Amendment problems posed by the land use
regulation of adult businesses, challenges posed to zoning
authorities by the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized
Persons Act, and constitutional pitfalls involved in crafting and
enforcing residential restrictions for sex offenders. The
symposium is free for UF faculty, staff and students.

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.

Federal courts scholar to examine qualified
immunity doctrine during UF Dunwody Lecture Send Us News

Should qualified immunity, the controversial
doctrine shielding police officers and others
from damages, be changed? Prominent federal
courts scholar, John C. Jeffries Jr., the David
and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of
Law at the University of Virginia, will discuss


this and more when he delivers the 29th
annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture at the
University of Florida Levin College of Law. The
lecture, "Rationalizing Qualified Immunity," is
organized by the Florida Law Review and is free and open to the
public. It will be held Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. in UF Law's
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (room 180). To view
the lecture via webcast, visit

Prominent antitrust scholar presents
inaugural Heath Lecture

SUF Law welcomed Professor
Herbert Hovenkamp, Ben and
Dorothy Willie Chair at the
University of Iowa College of Law,
to campus on Friday to speak in
the Inaugural Bayard Wickliffe
Heath Memorial Lecture Series on
U.S. Antitrust Policy. Dr. James
McClave, president and founder of
Info Tech, gave a brief introduction about Heath, whom he
worked with since 1990. McClave described Heath as innovative,
passionate, irreplaceable and determined.

Symposium reveals reality of human
trafficking in Alachua County

T In 2010, slavery is still alive and
'well. According to statistics
compiled by the U.S. Department
of State and distributed by the
sponsors of the Levin College of
Law Human Trafficking
Symposium, 27 million people
worldwide are slaves,
dehumanized and traded as
commodities. On Jan. 28, the Levin College of Law hosted a
Human Trafficking Symposium, which included a presentation by
Dr. Luz E. Nagle and a panel discussion featuring local Alachua
County experts explaining the scope of human trafficking in
Alachua County. The symposium served as the capstone
presentation to a week-long initiative sponsored by LexisNexis,
CARIB-LAW, the Immigration Law Association, and the
Association for Public Interest Law to foster awareness and
discussion among the law school community.

CGR sponsors debate on changes to Florida's
growth management policy

A leading expert on growth management will
host a discussion on an amendment that could
radically change the way Florida regulates
growth and development during a Feb. 10
forum at the University of Florida's Bob
Graham Center for Public Service. Bob
Rhodes, a former growth management
administrator for the state of Florida, will talk
about "Growth Management Policy: The State,

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

The People and the Future," at 7 p.m. in the
Pugh Hall Ocora.

Ware and Riskin discuss rise of alternative
dispute resolution

A proud federalist himself,
Stephen J. Ware presented to the
Levin College of Law on Feb. 3 his
vision for how the rise of
alternative dispute resolution can
help improve the allocation of time
and resources in the traditional
court system. The presentation
was sponsored by the Federalist
Society. His presentation titled, "Should Trials Vanish?: The Rise
of Alternative Dispute Resolution," was followed by commentary
by Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law and Levin College of Law
Professor Leonard L. Riskin.

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

Successful Interviewing & Call Backs Feb. 9
How do I prepare for my interview and what should I expect?
Join Shannon Williams on Feb. 9, at noon in HOL 180, director of
attorney recruitment from the Tampa office of Carlton Fields, to
learn firsthand about mastering the legal interview and call-backs.

"Driving While Latino" Feb. 9
UF's Immigration Law Association is excited to welcome Glenn M.
Katon, senior attorney and director of the Religious Freedom
Project for the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, on
Tuesday, Feb. 9 at noon in HOL 382. In light of the ACLU's
lawsuit against a sheriff in N. Florida for setting up road blocks to
check for identification with the intent of detaining undocumented
persons, Katon will share his insights and work regarding police
officials' racial profiling in stopping and detaining minorities.

Celebrating Black History Month with BLSA Feb. 10
Feb. 1 marked the beginning of Black History Month. The Black
Law Students Association starts the commemoration of this
month with a lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at noon in HOL
359. Professor Nunn will speak about African American History
and its contribution to the law today. Come join BLSA as we
celebrate this month!

Preparation for Interviewing Questions Workshop Feb. 10
Interviewing anxiety? We have the solution. Join the CCD on Feb.
10, at 10 a.m. in HOL 360 to discuss different strategies in
answering difficult questions as well as what you may be
forgetting in preparing for an interview. This informative
workshop is designed to help you ace a legal interview. The key
to a successful interview is preparation and practice. Consider
scheduling a mock interview with a CCD counselor.

Ethics in Real Estate Feb. 10
The Real Property Law Association, Real Property Probate & Trust
Law (RPPTL) Section of the Florida Bar, and the CCD have
teamed up to bring attorney Eugene Shuey to campus to speak
about ethical considerations that arise in the practice of real
estate law. Join us for pizza and the presentation on Feb. 10, at
6:30 p.m. in HOL 345.

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 8-10
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.

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!

News Briefs

Introduction to Law School and the Profession (ILSP)
2010 Ambassador Program
Deadline to apply: Coordinators -
Monday, Feb. 8 at noon and all
'others Monday, Feb. 15 at

noon. Ambassadors are current
students who are selected for their
interest in helping new students
prior to, during, and even after the
ILSP. If you are interested in being
a part of the Ambassador team, now is the time to apply. We will
offer an optional Information Session on Friday, February 12 at
10 a.m. in Bailey Courtroom. You may apply any time before the
deadline though. An information sheet and applications are
available on the Ambassador Web site. To apply, submit an
application and resume into the Office of Student Affairs and sign
up for an interview. If you wish to be considered for a
Coordinator position, an additional application is required. Please
contact Michelle Ocepek in Student Affairs for more information
at or 352-273-0620.

2010 Census Information

This March, the 2010 Census will
arrive in every Gainesville
resident's mailbox. The responses
will directly affect the distribution
of more than $400 billion in
federal funding for education,
healthcare, transportation and the

Environment. Off-campus students
must fill out the form with their
housemates and return it by mail
before April 1. It is important that
everyone in Gainesville fill out the census form to ensure funding
that will help keep The Gator Nation great. For more information,

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