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justice system of Real Property, "Possession Puzles"
The Florida Bar President Jesse H. Diner March 17
visits UF Law Professionalism Symposium March 26
.nrinn 9N1tN nlvm infnrmtfinn nnl Center for the Study of Race and Race

Law student volunteers clean up midtown
Faculty Scholarship and Activities

News Briefs

Florida Journal of International Law elects
executive board
LCC election results
Congratulations to the 2010-11 Florida
Law Review editorial board


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Jesse H. Diner, president of The Florida Bar, accompanied by
Alvin Alsobrook, a member of The Florida Bar Board of
Governors, spoke with UF Law students on the Bar's efforts in
support of the state's legal practitioners on Tuesday.

"Supreme" judges to critique moot court

Florida Moot Court Team members
will showcase their oral advocacy
skills to a panel of uniquely
qualified judges UF Law alumni
who have served as chief justice of
the Florida Supreme Court. The
26th annual Maguire Appellate
Advocacy Competition, formerly
known as the Raymer F. Maguire
Moot Court Final Four Competition, will be held at 9 a.m. Friday,
March 5, in UF Law's new Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center. The
free event is open to the public. The law school community is
encouraged to attend.

Music Law: Getting into the groove of the
digital age

The digitization of music has
transformed the music industry,
marginalizing the role of record
labels and placing greater power in
the hands of consumers. This sea-
wi change in how music is marketed
was the topic of the day at the

Relations Spring Lecture March 31

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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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lI 4 eighth annual UF Music Law
Conference, held at the UF Levin College of Law on Feb. 27.
Musicians, entertainment lawyers, students and others
participated in a full-day discussion on issues relating to the
digitalization, monetization, licensing and sharing of music online.

Environmental conference focuses on
leadership and local impact

The idea of environmental
protection often conjures up
thoughts of faraway places, most
of which we've never seen.
Whether it's ice caps, rainforests,
or the middle of the ocean, we
don't think of the issue as being
close by or tangible. Even the
Everglades are hundreds of miles
away. But there is much to be done for the environment, and
much happening, in our own neighborhoods. This created the
focus of the 16th annual Public Interest Environmental
Conference, titled "Bringing It All Back Home: Leadership, Land
Use, and Locanomics."

Conference addresses flaws in juvenile justice

On Feb. 19 and 20, the Levin College of Law
hosted a Juvenile Justice Law conference
titled, "Juvenile Justice: Passages, Prevention
and Intervention," as a means of providing a
forum for the sharing of ideas and information
regarding how the juvenile justice law system
should be changed to provide for better
outcomes for juveniles. During the two days of
the conference, distinguished scholars from all
over the United States presented various
theories and supporting research as to why the present juvenile
justice system is inadequate and how it should be reformed.

The Florida Bar President Jesse H. Diner visits
UF Law

UF Law students were offered a
rare glimpse into their own futures
as members of The Florida Bar
during the Feb. 23 visit of Jesse H.
Diner, president of The Florida
Bar. In what has become an
annual event of UF Law which
has hosted three Bar presidents in
as many years Diner, who was
accompanied by Alvin Alsobrook, a member of The Florida Bar
Board of Governors, spoke eloquently on the Bar's efforts in
support of the state's legal practitioners.

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

Spring 2010 exam information and


Exam time is fast approaching and
the Office of Student Affairs is
beginning to organize for that
period. The final exam period runs
from April 26 through May 7. The
law school policy states that you
Y may move an exam if you have
two or more exams scheduled on
the same day (i.e. one exam
scheduled at 8:30 a.m. on April 27, and then another exam
scheduled at 1 p.m. on April 27) or for another accommodation.
The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for scheduling and
proctoring your accommodation. Please do not contact your
professors. You may not take an exam early. The Office of
Student Affairs has the ultimate discretion as to which exam(s)
are delayed.

Law student volunteers clean up midtown

By three a.m. on a Saturday
morning, most students have
usually left Midtown, either to
make their way back home or in
I search for more fun. But much of
their trash is left behind, whether
it's discarded armbands, paper
plates, or other various pieces of
refuse. This past weekend, UF Law
students partnered with Keep Alachua County Beautiful to try to
make a dent in the accumulated trash and to make Midtown a
little more beautiful.

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

"Business and Corporate Immigration" March 2
UF's Immigration Law Association is pleased to have Tammy Fox-
Isicoff come to talk about the practice of Business and Corporate
Immigration on Tuesday, March 2, at noon in the Bailey
Courtroom. Fox-Isicoff served a trial attorney for INS for a
number of years and has been in private practice since 1988. She
has served as a legal expert on immigration law for various news
sources and has appeared on "NBC Today" and "The CBS Morning

Show." She will be coming to talk about the field and practice of
business immigration.

"Redesigning your job search strategy in uncertain times"
March 2
Foley and HLLSA are please to invite you to an informal panel
discussion on redesigning your job search strategy in uncertain
times on March 2, at 6 p.m. in HOL 345. In a difficult job market,
it is more important than ever to establish an effective approach
to your job search. Foley attorneys will share their own
experiences and address key factors to consider when looking for
the right job. Reception will follow with food and beverages
provided by Foley. For more information please contact Foley's
Legal Recruiting/Diversity Outreach Coordinator Lauren Luke. To
learn more about Foley's diversity initiatives, visit
diversity. To learn more about career opportunities, visit www.

"Probate and Trusts Careers" March 2
A panel of local attorneys from the Real Property, Probate and
Trust Law (RPPTL) section of The Florida Bar will share their
career paths, experiences and perspectives with students
interested in learning about the above practice areas. This event
will take place on March 2, at noon in HOL 345.

"Should drugs be legalized?" March 3
The Federalist Society invites you to attend "Should Drugs Be
Legalized?: A Discussion of Drug Control Policy in America," with
Professor James B. Jacobs, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger
Professor of Constitutional Law and the courts director, Center for
Research in Crime and Justice New York University School of
Law, on March 3, at noon in HOL 345. With commentary by
Professor John Stinneford Assistant Professor of Law, University
of Florida Levin College of Law. A Q&A session will follow. This
event is open to the public.

"Your Reputation: Hard to Build, Easy to Harm" March 5
In the legal community and in life, a lawyer's reputation [trust] is
hard to build, easy to destroy and difficult to restore. Of
significant importance to a lawyer's progress in the legal
profession is their ability to establish themselves as a
professional and competent in their field. Once established as
such, referrals and success in bringing cases in as a rainmaker,
become unstoppable. Join us on March 5, at 2 p.m. in HOL 180 to
hear a panel of local attorneys and a former judge share their
advice on the best way to build your reputation and gain the
skills to become an effective rainmaker while in law school and
beyond. They will also share their experience with those who
choose the wrong path, and the effects those choices had on
their careers.

Wolf Family Lecture in the American Law of Real Property,
"Possession Puzzles" March 17
Lee Fennell, professor of law, The Law School, The University of
Chicago. For more information, contact Barbara DeVoe at 352-
273-0615 or by e-mail at

Professionalism Symposium March 26
March 26, Plenary Session UF College of Law campus,
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (HOL 180). For more
information, contact Rachel Inman at 352-273-0921 or by e-mail
at CLE units pending

Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations Spring
Lecture March 31
March 31, noon; Speaker: Robert S. Chang, professor of law,
Seattle University School of Law. For more information, contact
Melissa Bamba at 352-273-0614 or by e-mail at bamba@law.ufl.

News Briefs

Florida Journal of International Law elects executive board
On Feb. 24, the Florida Journal of
International Law elected its
Executive Board for the 2010-2011
academic year. Please join FJIL in
congratulating its new leaders.
Editor-in-Chief, Stephen Lott;
Managing Editor, John Hunt;
Editor-at-Large, Alan Meyerson;
Student Works Editor, Katie
Kellam; Articles Editors: Steven Blickensderfer, Miredys
Gonzalez, Robert Wallach; Research Editors: Whitney Buescher,
Jennifer Klee, Devin Moss, JP Powers, Jennifer Thomas.

LCC election results
Executive Officers: President,
Brandon Sapp; Vice President,
Josh Nemser; Treasurer, Daniel
Cardenal; Secretary, Kyla Tan; At
Large Representatives: Justin
Berlin, Michael Gutman, Alena
Haurykava, Greg Kwok, Alyssa
Lunin, Matthew Michel, Patrick
Painter, Moish Peltz, Jeff
Rechtman, Vivian Seymour, Liridona Sinani, Guichard St. Surin,
Jason Taylor, and Tyler Yonge. Organization Representatives:
Daphne Duplessis, Ben Friedman, Amber Hall, Stephanie
Johnson, Amanda Kotula, Leslie Owen, Maria Thompson, and
Mirelis Torres.

Congratulations to the 2010-11 Florida Law Review
editorial board
Congratulations to the newly
F'., N elected Florida Law Review
FLORIDA LAW REVIEW editorial board. Editor in Chief,
Dwayne Robinson; Exec. Managing
Editor, Claudia Murray; Exec.
Research Editor, Justin Alex; Exec. Article Editor, Nate Edenfield;
Exec. Notes & Comments Editor, Ben Lingle; Exec.
Communications Editor, Ben Steinberg; Symposium Editors:
Elizabeth Bowers & Andrew Brown; Managing Editors: Jaime
Barwig, Daniel Mahfood, Amy Wessel, Maddie Parro; Research
Editors: Leigha DiGregory, Suzanne Palms, Katie Moum, Adam
Griffin, Darren Schweiger; Senior Research Editor: Kristen
McKinney; Articles Editors: Steve McGinley, Frank Mari, Luis
Casas; Notes & Comments Editors: Tara Richardson, Rania
Kajan, Lauren Kirkpatrick, Heather Reynolds, Kimon Korres;
Communications Editor: Chris Burton; Special Works Editors:
Nathan Frazier, Josh Winegar, Spencer Diamond.
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