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
Alternate Title: Flalaw
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Creator: Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Levin College of Law
Publisher: College of Law Communications Office
Place of Publication: <Gainesville, FL> College of Law Communications Office, 1997-
Publication Date: March 22, 2010
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol.1, no. 1 (Oct. 6, 1997)-
General Note: Weekly during the school year with a biweekly insert, numbered separately called: The Docket.
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outrageous conduct by legal profession
Environmental Moot Court team reaches
UF law students attend ADR conference
in Washington, D.C.
Environmental LLM candidates
participate in week-long course
Faculty Scholarship and Activities

News Briefs

New summer externship at the Agency
for Persons With Disabilities in Gainesville
Robinzine receives Foley & Lardner
ABA National Appellate Advocacy
Competition teams receive 1st and 2nd
best brief in Boston Regional
2010 Census Information


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Matthew Wilson, associate dean and general counsel at Temple
University in Tokyo, Japan discussed career opportunities in
international law in Florida, the United States and overseas on

Real property law theorist delivers UF Law
Wolf Family Lecture in the American Law of
Real Property

Using abstract and provocative
theories to address the
dispossession of property as a
result of Florida's housing crisis,
Lee Ann Fennell, professor of law,
University of Chicago Law School,
explored the complex relationship
between property rights and
continuity of possession during the
March 17 UF Law Wolf Family Lecture in the American Law of
Real Property. "First of all, instead of thinking about possession, I
want you to think about dispossession," Fennell said.
"Unfortunately, this does not require a lot of imagination because
we have this housing crisis going on around us and there is a lot
of it happening right here in Florida."

Soloman talks tax reform and global trends

They say that the only two sure
things in life are death and taxes,
but while taxes may be inevitable,
the way we are taxed is quite
fluid. Few people in this country
know this better than Eric
Solomon, who spoke to the

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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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,


2004 Graduate Tax program on Friday Webmaster
about tax reform and global
trends. Solomon is currently the director of Ernst & Young's Fredric G. Levin College of Law
National Tax Department, a post he took up in 2009. For a 2500 SW 2nd Ave.
decade before then, Solomon worked for the Treasury P.O. Box 117633
Department, most recently serving as the assistant secretary for Gainesville, FL 32611
tax policy.

UF Law seminar to focus on professionalism,
feature local judges

Ethics, professionalism and civility will be the
focus of discussion during the University of
Florida Levin College of Law 2010
Professionalism Seminar. UF law students,
faculty and local attorneys are invited to
attend the seminar to be held at 9 a.m.,
Friday, March 26, in UF Law's Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial Classroom (room 180). The
event is free to UF Law students and faculty.

Lawyers Crossing Lines explores outrageous
conduct by legal profession

What were they thinking? Shouldn't they have
LWfER^ S known better? As legal practitioners, didn't
they understand their fundamental ethical
obligations? Lawyers Crossing Lines: Ten
Stories, (Carolina Academic Press, 2nd
edition) is a new book that examines the
bizarre conduct of members of the legal
profession that will have readers shaking their
heads in disbelief. Primarily designed as a
supplemental text for U.S. law students
enrolled in professional responsibility courses,
the book can also be used as the foundation
for advanced seminars in ethics. A teacher's manual is also

Environmental Moot Court team reaches

The UF Environmental Moot Court
team reached the quarterfinals at
the National Environmental Moot
Court Competition held at Pace
Law School Feb. 18-20. Team
members Sean McDermott, Colin
Strickland, and Dan Vazquez,
supported by coach Austin Moretz,
traveled to White Plains, N.Y. for
the competition where they competed against 83 other teams
from around the country. The UF team had the fourth best of all
team scores, based on a weighting of their brief and oral
arguments after the three preliminary rounds. In addition, Dan
Vazquez was selected as best oralist in one of the three
preliminary rounds. Based on their impressive score, they
advanced to the quarter-final round where they were eliminated
by UCLA's team.


UF law students attend ADR conference in
Washington, D.C.

During spring break, five UF Law
Gators for Alternative Dispute
Resolution (GADR) members,
represented the University of
Florida at the Mediators Beyond
Borders Third Annual Congress in
Washington, D.C. Attendees were
Zarra Elias (3L, senior president),
Chase Wiley (2L, vice president),
Alison Wender (1L), Michael Kelley (1L), and Rachel Loeve
(exchange student from the Netherlands). The theme of the
annual conference was, "Preparing to Serve," and its main
purpose was to bring the leaders and members of the
organization together to exchange ideas and learn various skills
to promote and spread various conflict resolution programs and

Marine and coastal law field course

A blustery spring break did
nothing to chill the enthusiasm of
students and faculty participating
in the Environmental and Land Use
Law Program's Marine and Coastal
Law Field Course, held at the
Marineland Coastal Policy Center
on AlA in Northeast Florida.
Morning lectures gave way to
afternoon field trips and dealt with issues including, beach
erosion and sea level rise, coastal land development, estuarine
water quality and recreational and commercial working

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

Gay-Straight Alliance "Marry-In" March 23
The Gay-Straight Alliance will be holding a "Marry-In" in the law
school courtyard on Tuesday, March 23, at noon, in order to
advocate for equal rights concerning marriage and to protest the

Defense of Marriage Act. Everybody can "get married" to
whomever they choose. Participants will be given a Ring (-Pop)
and (Hershey's) Kiss as well as a "marriage certificate." Everyone
is then encouraged to sign a petition protesting the Defense of
Marriage Act, which will be sent to the Florida State Legislature.

International Law Society elections March 23
The International Law Society will be holding elections for next
year's e-board next Tuesday, March 23. If you are interested in a
position, please e-mail Involvement in the e-
board of a student organization looks great in your resume, and
it allows you to meet professors and local attorneys that practice
law in a field of your interest. If you also have questions about
the positions and the required job of each e-board member, do
not hesitate to contact the current ILS e-board members, we are
more than happy to help.

Everything you need to know about off-campus recruiting
over the summer March 23
Join us on March 23, at noon in HOL 345 to learn about
opportunities to interview over summer break. In today's tough
employment market, savvy students will take advantage of every
opportunity to get in front of employers. Off-campus recruiting
events are examples of such opportunities too often overlooked.
Make sure you are aware of the registration deadlines this spring
and summer for employment during summer 2010.

LawLawPalooza tryouts March 24
It's back--watch out! Justice may be blind, but she's got talent!
LAwLawPalooza is coming to the law school on April 1. Sponsored
by APIL, JMBA & PAD, LawLawPalooza is an annual talent show/
band event that helps to raise money for the APIL fellowship. So,
brush off your dancing shoes, vocal chords, or whatever talents
you have, and come tryout to be part of the acts. Prizes will be
given to the 1L section with the most attendees, the best 1L skit,
and more. All years and talent levels welcome! Tryouts: 7 p.m.
March 24, Room TBA.

News Briefs

New summer externship at the Agency for Persons With
Disabilities in Gainesville
Two places are open for a newly approved externship at the
Agency for Persons With Disabilities in Gainesville. Students will
work with in-house counsel in Gainesville to represent APD in
administrative hearings before DOAH. Evidence is a pre-requisite;
Admin Law is recommended. Applications requested ASAP. For
more information contact Prof. Jackson at

Robinzine receives Foley & Lardner scholarship
Congratulations to first-year UF Law student
Ronnell Robinzine, recipient of the Foley &
Lardner 2009/2010 Minority Scholarship a
$5,000 scholarship toward legal education.
The program, now in its eleventh year, is
designed to support greater diversity and
Raise awareness of diversity-related issues in
the legal profession. To date, Foley & Lardner
SLLP has awarded nearly $550,000 in
scholarships to ethnically diverse law

ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition teams
receive 1st and 2nd best brief in Boston Regional
The Florida Moot Court Team,
governed by the Justice Campbell
Thornal Executive Board, sent two
teams to compete against 32 other
moot court teams in the ABA
SNational Appellate Advocacy
Competition Boston Regional over
spring break. The petitioner team
of C. Andrew Roy, David Hughes,
and Kevin Combest survived five rounds of competition and as a
result will advance to the NAAC National Finals in Chicago this
April. The petitioner team, coached by Katie Watt, also won the
overall best brief award for the region. The respondent team of
Shelly Garg, Philip Moring and Cary Aronovitz were ranked
second coming out of the preliminary rounds and made it to the
fourth round in the regional competition. The respondent team,
coached by Christa Diaz, won the second best brief award for the
region. Philip Moring won the best oralist award and C. Andrew
Roy won the tenth best oralist award for the region. The issues in
this year's competition included the interpretation of the
McCarran-Ferguson Act as it relates to an international treaty and
international insurance regulation by the states.

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

oerore April 1. it IS important tnat
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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