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governmentt liability under federal law tisie ae Prevenion and
Intervention" Feb. 19 & 20
Federalist Society speaker speaks on
Sixteenth Annual Public Interest
same-sex marriage as a democratic
movement Environmental Conference Feb. 25-27

Faculty Scholarship and Activities

News Briefs

Florida Moot Court advances to quarter-
finals in Charleston Moot Court
Have your taxes prepared by VITA
Tyger elected as Unite president


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Professor Michael Wolf speaks at the ninth annual Richard E.
Nelson Symposium on Friday at the UF Hilton.

Eighth annual UF Music Law Conference: A
new spin on digital media

Musicians, law students,
r s p J entertainment attorneys and
Entrepreneurs will band together
i .l .- --''l Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to
L_ musIc E B-i 6 p.m. at the University of Florida
Levin College of Law to discuss
legal issues affecting the music
industry's shift to digital media.
The one-day event, "Music Law
Conference 2.0: Out of Beta," in UF Law's Chesterfield Smith
Ceremonial Classroom (room 180) will explore legal issues that
surround downloading and sharing music files and licensing music
for video games and Internet radio.

Juvenile justice trailblazers to give free
lectures at UF Law

Two renowned innovators in the
field of juvenile justice will outline
their strategies for making positive
changes in the juvenile justice
system Feb. 19 and 20 at the
University of Florida Levin College
of Law. The free lectures, open to
UF students and the general
public, are part of UF Law's
juvenile justice conference, "Juvenile Justice: Passages,
Prevention and Intervention." The lectures will be held in UF

HLLSA hosts salsa social Feb. 26
Business Development Success for New
Attorneys Feb. 26

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Career Development

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

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Nelson Symposium discusses local
government liability under federal law

i j On Friday, local and national
experts gathered at the UF Hilton
for the Richard E. Nelson
Symposium, with this year's event
titled, "Local Government Liability
Under Federal Law: Regulating the
Sacred and the Profane." Dean
Robert Jerry began the event by
expressing his appreciation for the
symposium's namesake, whose generosity made it possible to
bring Professor Michael Allan Wolf to UF Law as the Richard E.
Nelson Chair in Local Government Law.

Federalist Society speaker speaks on same-
sex marriage as a democratic movement

According to Dale Carpenter, the
battle about same-sex marriage is
just starting to take place between
intellectual conservatives.
Carpenter, brought to campus by
the Federalist Society, spoke
Wednesday about same-sex
marriage from a Burkean
conservative viewpoint. "At least
in my view, the debate in this country on the left, loosely
speaking, over the issue of same-sex marriage is over," said
Carpenter, Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil
Liberties Law University of Minnesota 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 >

Upcoming Events

Public Interest Week Events
2/15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Courtyard: Volunteer Fair
Local agencies will be tabling to sign up student volunteers.
Unpaid & uncredited work for these agencies may count towards
a pro bono or community service certificate.

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

2/17, noon, HOL 283: Student Public Interest Panel
Students will share their experiences during their APIL summer

2/17, 5 p.m., HOL 345: Public Interest Practitioners Panel
Attorneys and Professors will share experiences & advice on the
benefits and obstacles to a public interest career. Food provided
by APIL.

Small Firm Practice Feb. 16
Members of the General Practice Solo & Small Firm Section of the
Florida Bar will be here on Feb. 16, at noon in HOL 345, to speak
on what small firm practice is like, job searching for small firms,
how to make yourself more marketable to small firms and how
the GPSSF Section can help you. The CCD will also talk about the
Small Firm Conference and Interview Program to be held in
Orlando in March.

Trust and Transparency: Promoting Efficient Corporate
Disclosure Through Fiduciary-Based Discourse Feb. 17
Please join the Corporate and Securities Litigation Group (CSLG)
on Feb. 17, at noon in HOL 345, to hear Professor Michael
Siebecker present and discuss his recent study on corporate
social responsibility and public disclosure. Food and refreshments
will be provided.

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!

HLLSA hosts Salsa social Feb. 26
Whether or not you know how to dance Salsa, come out and
celebrate with the Hispanic and Latino Law Student Association.
HLLSA is hosting a Salsa Night Feb. 26, at Rum Runners
(formally Fat Tuesday). Entrance is free before 10 p.m. and $5
cover after 10 p.m. (mention HLLSA). The latin DJ will be playing
salsa, merengue, bachata, and reggaton.

Business Development Success for New Attorneys Feb. 26
Learning how to bring in new business is arguably one of the
most important aspects of preparing to launch a practice.
Business Development Success for New Attorneys will give
graduating students a strong foundation in how to identify, find,

and bring in their ideal clients. Based on Julie Fleming's 2009
book The Reluctant Rainmaker: A Guide for Lawyers Who Hate
Selling, the program is designed to illuminate the connection
between practicing law and growing a book of business.
Attendees will leave the program with a firm understanding of
how to build a solid reputation, to build relationships that will
lead to business, and to identify, find, and engage their ideal
clients. Join us on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in HOL 180 for this event.
RSVP on Symplicity in the Events tab.

News Briefs

Florida Moot Court advances to quarter-finals in
Charleston Moot Court Competition
Florida Moot Court Team members
Neda Lajevardi and Mary
Katherine Watt beat out 18 other
teams to compete in the quarter-
finals of the Charleston
Constitutional Law National Moot
Court Competition, which was held
in Charleston, South Carolina Feb.
5-6. Out of a total of fifty-two
competitors, Neda won Best Oralist for the competition. The
competition consisted of two preliminary rounds and three final
elimination rounds. Neda and Mary Katherine tied in the head-to-
head competition during the quarter-final round against the
ultimate champion of the competition. The issue before the Court
was whether the Second Amendment should be incorporated as
against the states pursuant to either the Fourteenth
Amendment's Due Process or Privileges or Immunities Clause.
Neda and Mary Katherine would like to thank David Evans, their
coach, and the Florida Moot Court Team for supporting them.

Have your taxes prepared by VITA
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
(VITA) is a free tax service that
prepares returns for low to
moderate income clients. All of our
volunteers are certified through
the IRS and are well-equipped to
handle your specific tax issues.
The law school is the home of a
VITA site that operates on
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5-9 p.m. The law
school is located on the corner of SW 2nd Ave. and 25th St. The
volunteers operate in the organization's office across from the
cafeteria on the law school campus. The volunteers prepare both
domestic and international returns Feb. 2 April 8, 2010. If your
family made less than $49,000 in income in 2009, you should
qualify for free tax services. VITA strongly encourage students,
faculty, and staff to support its efforts in preparing returns so
please spread the word. Why pay all that money to get your
taxes prepared when you can have an expert maximize your
refund for free! For questions, contact Kimberly Thomas.

Tyger elected as Unite president
Third-year law student James Tyger has been
selected to serve as the party president for
the Unite Party in the upcoming Student
Government Elections. "It is a distinct honor
and a unique challenge, but it's one that I
wholeheartedly look forward to," Tyger said.

SPrior to his selection as Party President, Tyger
had served as Student Body President at
Virginia Tech and more recently as the
Student Senator representing the College of
Law. "I have been privileged to serve in a variety of roles within
Student Government and I believe my background will really help
in this new role," he said. Student Government Elections will take
place Feb. 23. and 24.

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