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Professor Meshon Rawls spoke to 20 seventh-grade students
from Harlem, N.Y. on Monday about her path to law school and
her career. UF alumnus and middle school math teacher Keith
Robinson brought the students to the law school campus during
their tour of UF to get motivated about college.

CGR symposium to address First Amendment

The Center for Governmental
Responsibility's annual symposium
will feature leading international
experts in press and access
freedoms on Friday, April 16, from
9 to 11 a.m. in Room 180, Holland
Hall, at the Levin College of Law.
Jon Mills, CGR director and dean
emeritus, will moderate a panel on
"Threats to Freedom of Expression, Freedom of the Press, and
Access Laws throughout the Americas."

CSRRR spring lecture discusses affirmative

"I am a product of affirmative
action," Robert Chang stated as he
spoke to the Levin College of Law
on April 1, as the featured speaker
for the Center for the Study of
Race and Race Relations spring
lecture. Chang, professor and
founding director of the Fred T.
Korematsu Center for Law and

Multicultural Fair April 8
Careers in Labor & Employment Law
April 9
Environmental Moot Court tryouts:
Application deadline April 9, Oral
arguments April 12- 13
Free mediation workshop featuring Carlos
Alvarez April 9
"Illegality and Consequences of the U.S.
Policy of Torture and Abuse of Prisoners"
Practice Series: Pleadings & Motion
Practice April 9
Shadow program lottery April 9
LRW teaching assistant applications due
April 12
Music night hosted by Dean Jerry April 18

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Career Development

Equality at Seattle University, is an accomplished scholar,
talented writer, successful lawyer, and himself a beneficiary of
affirmative action.

Professor Johnston encourages students to
apply for judicial clerkships

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

For Levin College of Law Assistant Professor
Lea Johnston, leaving a large-firm practice for
a clerkship with Judge Richard C. Tallman of
the United States Court of Appeals for the
Ninth Circuit became a life-altering decision
that inspired her to pursue a career in
academia. Now, Johnston wants to encourage
UF Law students to apply for judicial
clerkships so that they have the same
opportunity for professional development and

Send Us News

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

Series to teach cultural competency in the


SBeginning April 6, as a part of
diversity week, join the Center for
Career Development at 10 a.m. in
the faculty dining room for a series
of workshops designed to help
students explore the complex
relationships that exist between
lawyers, clients, co-workers and

Lindy Brounley
Associate Director
Editor, UF LAWMagazine

Mike Davis
Online Communications Coordinator,

Fredric G. Levin College of Law
2500 SW 2nd Ave.
P.O. Box 117633
Gainesville, FL 32611

Neily discusses the right to bear arms

The recent Supreme Court case D.
C. v. Heller, in which the court
held that the right to bear arms
contained in the Second
Amendment is an individual right,
is still a hotly debated subject, but
another important gun case is
coming right on its heels. Clark
Neily, a senior attorney at the
Institute for Justice and one of the architects of the Heller case,
spoke to students about both cases on Wednesday at an event
hosted by the Federalist Society.

IRS chief counsel visits UF Law

The Graduate Tax program saved one of their
most eminent speakers for their final
Enrichment Speaker Series event in which IRS
Chief Counsel William Wilkins spoke on Friday.
"What a beautiful day to be stuck in a
classroom," Wilkins joked, thanking the
laughing students for attending. Wilkins began
his presentation with a description of the

growth as she did.


Office of Chief Counsel, which turns out to be
a large department in what is a very large
agency. According to Wilkins, the Office of Chief Counsel has
2,564 employees. While that may seem like a lot, it is fairly small
when one considers the task that they must perform.

Nguyen warns of growth in labor trafficking

They were forced to work up to 14
hour days for meager wages. They
were threatened and beaten; they
could not leave. Ancient abolished
slavery? No. Present day. In 2007-
2008, 261 Vietnamese workers
were sent to Jordan to work for
W&D Apparel. W&D confiscated
their passports and injured one
woman so badly that she later died from her injuries. The W&D
case is just one example of the growing worldwide human
trafficking problem.

Law students volunteer for annual Youth

Over 50 law students volunteered
at Eastside High School and
Gainesville High School on Friday,
March 26, for The Center on
Children and Families and The
Florida Bar Foundation Public
Interest Law Fellows annual Youth
Summit. The Youth Summit is
designed to engage high school
students in discussion about matters concerning law and policy
and how each of these affects them.

Travolta's lawyer believes in karma

Michael McDermott believes
there's only one reason he got the
opportunity to speak at UF Law on
Friday: karma. The attorney for
actor John Travolta, who was
asked to speak by the
Entertainment and Sports Law
Society, stressed treating people
well in life to guarantee success.
"I'm here today because of John Travolta, not because of me,"
McDermott said. "I'm here because of karma."

Jourdan proposes solutions for displaced

-If home is indeed where the heart is, it is no
wonder why residents displaced from their
homes find themselves disheartened and grief-
stricken. Levin College of Law Assistant

SProfessor Dawn Jourdan believes she has the
solution for minimizing the grief of relocation
and help displaced residents thrive in their
new homes. On April 30, sponsored by the
Journal of Law and Public Policy, Jourdan
discussed her upcoming article that will
appear in the JLPP titled, "Valuing Grief: A Proposal to
Compensate Relocated Public housing Residents for Intangibles."

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

Become a Public Interest Law Fellow: Deadline April 5
Make a difference in your community and the world -- and get
paid for it. The Levin College of Law is currently seeking students
for the Public Interest Law Fellows Program for 2010-11, funded
by The Florida Bar Foundation. Public Interest Law Fellows are
engaged in a number of public service projects in the community,
and receive a stipend for their work. Applications are available in
the Center for Governmental Responsibility, 230 Bruton-Geer
Hall. The application deadline is April 5, at 5 p.m. For more
information, e-mail Tim McLendon,

APIL fellowship applications due April 5
Need funding for your unpaid summer job? Applications for the
APIL summer fellowship 2010 are here. Please download the
application form that is available on APIL's Twen page and submit
your application to the Career Development Office by noon on
April 5. Download the application >

Child Abuse Awareness Week 5-9
The Family Law Society is hosting a series of events for Child
Abuse Prevention Month. All donations from events go to the
Child Advocacy Center. April 5-9 from noon-1 p.m., we will be
selling Black and Blue Ribbons in the courtyard for a $1 donation.
Our slogan is "Wear black and blue so children don't have to." At
the table you will also have the chance to decorate a paper doll
which will be displayed around the law school. Additionally, on
Tuesday, April 6, at noon, play Four Square for Kids on the
sidewalks on the law school for a $1 donation. Lastly, on Friday,
April 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. bring your children and join us for a
brown bag picnic on the south lawn of the law school.

Joint journal write-on competition info session April 6
The Florida Journal of International Law (FJIL) and the Journal of
Technology Law and Policy (JTLP) invite you to an information
session to learn about the joint journal write-on competition that
will be held in late July. The information session will be on

Tuesday, April 6, at noon in the Bailey Courtroom. At the info
session, information will be given about the write-on competition,
including dates and requirements. The joint competition means
you only have to write one case comment to be considered for
membership on both journals. Food will be served. Please e-mail
Katie Kellam (FJIL) at or John DiRico
(JTLP) at with any questions.

Judicial clerk roundtable April 6
Considering a judicial clerkship after graduation? Come hear
federal judicial law clerks: Larry Dougherty (JD 09), U.S. 11th
Circuit Court of Appeal; Michael Dupee (JD 92), U.S. Northern
District of Florida; and U.S. Middle District of Florida law clerks
Jason Marques (JD 07), Lundi McCarthy and staff attorney Janine
Toner (JD 04) share their experiences and perspectives on
finding, attaining, and working as judicial clerks on April 6, at
noon in the Faculty Dining Room. Pizza will be graciously
provided by the Federal Bar Association.

Legal career opportunities with the U.S. Marines April 6
Want the chance to enjoy immediate responsibility, travel
worldwide and serve your country all while making a difference?
Come learn about legal career opportunities in the United States
Marines. A representative will be on hand on April 6, at noon in
HOL 270, to answer questions and share their legal career
experiences in the Marines.

1Ls: Florida Moot Court Team tryout competition
information sessions April 7 & 15
1Ls, The Florida Moot Court Team invites you to an information
session about how to become a member of the only moot court
team at UF Law that competes in multiple national moot court
competitions at prestigious law schools around the country. The
Florida Moot Court Team is one of the top three co-curriculars at
UF Law. The team has competed in front of numerous federal and
state judges, including most recently Chief Justice Roberts of the
U.S. Supreme Court and past chief justices of the Florida
Supreme Court. The tryout competition will be held this summer
(and will not conflict with the Florida Law Review write-on
competition). There will be two info sessions: April 7 at 5:30 p.m.
in HOL 355B and April 15 at 2 p.m. in HOL 382. Interested
students should attend one session. At the info sessions, we will
discuss what Florida Moot Court does, the tryout process and
dates, and how to join the Florida Moot Court tryout competition
TWEN site. Please e-mail Kate Woods at or
Christa Diaz at if you have any questions
or concerns.

1Ls: Florida Law Review write-on competition information
sessions April 7 & 15
This summer, after final exams, the Florida Law Review will hold
a write-on competition to select our new members. The
competition is conducted online through Westlaw's TWEN site, so
there is no need to stay in Gainesville to participate. The
competition consists of two parts: a Bluebook test and an essay
test. You have the option to take the Bluebook test either
Saturday, May 15 or Saturday, May 22. The essay test will be
administered on Friday, May 28 and will be due on Monday, June
7. We will hold several information sessions in April about the
competition. All 1Ls are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Please mark your calendars for:

SWednesday, April 7, 12-1 p.m., HOL 285C Introduction
to Florida Law Review and the Write-On Competition
SThursday, April 15, 4-5 p.m., HOL 285C Bluebook review

In case your schedule doesn't permit you to attend one of these
meetings, the information we cover will be posted on our TWEN
competition site. The site will become available the day of the
April 7 orientation. We look forward to seeing you there.

Race and Death Penalty open forum debate April 7
On April 7, at noon in HOL 180, please join us as the Center for
the Study Race and Race Relations presents its Race and Death
Penalty open forum debate. Professors Dekle, Nunn, Rambo, and
Rush will debate the pros and cons of the death penalty today,
specifically as it applies across the racial spectrum. Audience
participation is requested and encouraged this open forum and
debate is for you and your questions. Don't miss the opportunity
to ask questions to death penalty and racial law experts.

Multicultural Fair April 8
The fourth annual Multicultural Fair has been scheduled for
Thursday, April 8, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the law school. The
Multicultural Fair provides an opportunity for all student
organizations to collaborate in celebration of the law school's
cultural fabric.

Careers in Labor & Employment Law April 9
Join UF Law alum Pete Zinober (JD 69), formerly of Zinober &
McCrae, now partner at Greenberg Traurig, as he shares his
insight and experiences in labor and employment law on April 9,
at noon in HOL 345. Zinober specializes in the defense of
employment discrimination cases in state and federal court. He
also specializes in traditional labor management relations law,
including the representation of employers in connection with
unfair labor practice and representation case proceedings before
the National Labor Relations Board, labor and non-union
arbitrations, collective bargaining and counseling. This event is
co-sponsored by the ABA Labor & Employment Law Section.

Environmental Moot Court tryouts: Application deadline
April 9, Oral arguments April 12 13
Interested in environmental law? Want to hone your brief-writing
and appellate advocacy skills? Students in their second year can
try out for a position on the 2010-2011 Environmental Moot
Court team which will represent UF at the National Environmental
Moot Court Competition in February 2011 in White Plains, N.Y.
The application process includes a written submission (resume,
unofficial (ISIS) transcript, and argument section of your brief
from Appellate Advocacy) and an oral argument tryout. You
should remove your name and contact information from the
resume, transcript, and writing sample and identify your
application with the entrant number you will be assigned when
you submit your material. Written submission can be delivered in
hard copy to 319 Holland Hall or sent by e-mail to hinson@law.ufl.
edu. Students who tried out for the coach position in fall 2009
can elect to submit an updated resume and transcript and rely on
their previous oral tryout. Early application is encouraged.
Applicants are asked to sign up for an oral argument time slot at
the time of submitting their written materials. Written
applications are due Friday, April 9, by 4 p.m. Oral argument
tryouts are scheduled for April 12-13. For more information,
contact Lena Hinson at or 273-0777.

Free mediation workshop featuring Carlos Alvarez April 9
Gators for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Levin College of Law's
Institute for Dispute Resolution, Real Property Law Association,
Environmental & Land Use Law Society, International Law

Society, LexisNexis, and Corporate & Securities Litigation Group
are proud to announce the spring mediation workshop by Carlos
Alvarez, Esq., a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit court
mediator. The workshop is Friday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to noon,
with a reception from noon to 1 p.m. in the law school courtyard.
The workshop will focus on mediation pertaining to land use,
environmental, real property, and commercial law. Students can
register by adding the TWEN course "Mediation Workshop:
Attorney as Peacemaker." Seats are limited, and students are
encouraged to sign up before Thursday at 5 p.m. This is an
excellent opportunity to gain valuable, real-world experience
about mediation, which is a rapidly growing field. The workshop
can boost your resume with a certificate of workshop completion.
For any questions or concerns, please contact Zarra at zelias@ufl.

"Illegality and Consequences of the U.S. Policy of Torture
and Abuse of Prisoners" April 9
UF's American Constitution Society is pleased to present Marjorie
Cohn, professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, author, and
award winner for a discussion on the "Illegality and
Consequences of the U.S. Policy of Torture and Abuse of
Prisoners" on April 9, at noon in the Bailey Courtroom. Subway
subs will be provided.

Practice Series: Pleadings & Motion Practice April 9
This course, to be held on April 9, at 2 p.m. in HOL 382,
examines the purposes and functions of pleadings in the litigation
process, and develops the fundamental lawyering skills needed
for handling pretrial motions effectively. This class will analyze
the anatomy of commercial foreclosure pleadings from A Z,
including the complaint, motion for summary judgment, final
judgment of foreclosure, notices relating to the foreclosure sale
and sale process, and post-judgment motions and practice. The
loan documents, pleadings for affirmative relief as well as
defensive motions and procedures will be analyzed in relationship
to the foreclosure process. The procedural and substantive law
governing foreclosure actions will be reviewed as it relates to
drafting of the pleadings and argument of the case.

Shadow program lottery April 9
1Ls and 2Ls can now sign up now in the hall in front of the CCD
for opportunities to observe attorneys at work in their offices.
Opportunities may include substantive work as well. Students'
names will be selected at random at the lottery on April 9, at 10
a.m. for these opportunities. You must be present at the lottery
to be selected.

LRW teaching assistant applications due April 12
The Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy department
is seeking teaching assistants for the fall 2010 spring 2011
terms. Applications are available at the LRW office. The
application deadline is April 12, 2010.

Music night hosted by Dean Jerry April 18
Got a hidden musical talent? Show it off at the upcoming Music
Night 2010, to be held Sunday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at the home of
Dean Bob Jerry and his wife Lisa. All students and faculty are
invited -- but the "ticket" to attend is that you must bring a
dessert and agree to perform a musical piece (play an instrument
or sing a song). A piano will be available. Each participant can
bring one guest. Space is limited, so sign up is on a first-come,
first-serve basis. To register, stop by the Dean's Office and see
Doris Perron.

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