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: April 12, 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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Summer research assistant needed for
criminal law project
Federalist Society ranked among top

Law Review Editor-in-Chief Jon Philipson (3L) climbs back into
the dunk tank chair after being dunked by a fellow student at
Thursday's Multicultural Fair.

Workshop April 16
Music night hosted by Dean Jerry April 18

ICAM teamreceives honorablemention Tritt, Davis honored as professor, student of
ICAM team receives honorable mention

in Vienna
Congratulations to the UF Jessup
International Law Moot Court Team
Environmental and Land Use students,
faculty and friends paddle Matanzas River
Sam Warfield selected for Law Student
Participate in the 2010 law school student


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When Rob Davis found out
he was going to argue in
front of Chief Justice John
Roberts last year he said

She was surprised and
thought someone was
pranking him. He was
surprised again this
semester when he was
named student of the year
by JMBA. "There were five people who were finalists and they're
great people, so that's a question I had. Why me?" Davis said.
"But it's certainly an honor." Davis won student of the year while
Professor Lee-ford Tritt won professor of the year for the second
consecutive year.

UF Law professors debate death penalty

Four UF Law professors opined on
the death penalty Wednesday in a
panel sponsored by the Center for
the Study of Race and Race
Relations. Opinions varied, with
Professor George Dekle for the
death penalty but thinking it needs
changes to Professor Kenneth
Nunn against it categorically.

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Professor Rambo did not tell students whether she is for or
against the death penalty, and Professor Sharon Rush had many
questions about it. All of them agreed that there are problems
with the death penalty today, though. "The more we ask
questions about the death penalty, the more we begin to see, at
least from my perspective, that whether you're for it or against
it, it's got problems," Rambo said.

Judicial clerks give advice to law students

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

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means applying to a firm or maybe Mike Davis
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the form of judicial clerkships. To
help spread the word about the FredricG. Levin
possibilities in this field, the 2500 SW 2nd Av
Student Liaisons of the North Central Florida Chapter of the P.O. Box 11763:
Federal Bar Association teamed up with the Center for Career Gainesville, FL3
Development to host the Federal Judicial Clerkship Roundtable on

Expert discusses U.S. torture policy

"You're getting uncomfortable, and
you should get uncomfortable,"
Marjorie Cohn told her audience.
Visible was the shuffling,
squirming, and downward stares
as Cohn detailed the pain,
humiliation, and anguish that she
says have been inflicted upon
detainees in United States
custody, authorized by top United States government officials.
On April 8, Cohn visited the Levin College of Law to share her
outrage and legal expertise concerning the contested legality of
the enhanced interrogation techniques used on detainees in U.S.

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
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Upcoming Events

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.

Health Care Law Society hosts Thomas Smith April 14
The Health Care Law Society will host Thomas Smith on
Wednesday, April 4, at noon to discuss ethical issues regarding
health care reform, primarily involving persons with disabilities
and access to health care..

Legal Career Opportunities with the Air Force April 14
Want the chance to enjoy immediate responsibility, travel
worldwide and serve your country all while making a difference?
Join us on April 14, at noon in HOL 270, to learn about legal
career opportunities in the United States Air Force. A
representative will be on hand to answer questions and share
their legal career experiences in the Air Force.

Florida Moot Court Team Tryout Info Session April 15
1Ls, The Florida Moot Court Team invites you to an information
session on April 15, at 2 p.m. in HOL 382 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 oldest co-curriculars and moot court organizations 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 Law Review write on competition.
Interested students should attend the session. At the info session
on April 15, 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 diaz. with questions or concerns.

Florida Law Review write-on competition Bluebook review
April 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 Thursday, April 15, at 5 p.m. in
HOL 285B, for a Bluebook review. In case your schedule doesn't
permit you to attend this meeting, the information we cover will
be posted on our TWEN competition site.

Externing in D.C. via University of Arizona April 16
On Friday, April 16, at noon in HOL 270, Scott Knittle of the
Washington Center is coming to campus to speak to 2Ls and 3Ls
about visiting student/externship opportunities in Washington, D.
C. Find out how you can get a first-hand view of the policy and
legal practice in the nation's capital and develop connections and
experience often sought by potential employers.

Practice Series: Deposition Skills Workshop April 16

The last class of the practice series will be on April 16, at 2 p.m.
in HOL 359. This course offers students an opportunity to master
preparing the witness, developing and executing a questioning
formula for obtaining complete information, using simple
language, creating a clear deposition record, formulating concise
questions, listening carefully to answers, making and handling
objections, using exhibits during the deposition, and dealing with
obstreperous defending counsel. Students participate in a hands-
on workshop to develop good deposition techniques.

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.

News Briefs

Summer research assistant needed for criminal law project
Needed: 2L/3L summer research assistant for criminal law
project. Please submit brief cover letter and resume to Professor
Katheryn Russell-Brown or call (352) 273-0912.

Federalist Society ranked among top chapters
According to the National Federalist Society, the UF College of
Law Chapter is ranked among the top four chapters in the U.S.
Please congratulate Professor Steven Willis and Josh Mize,
president of the UF chapter, on this well-deserved honor.

ICAM team receives honorable mention in Vienna
At this year's Willem C. Vis
International Commercial
Arbitration Moot held in Vienna,
Austria, the team from University
of Florida received two important
recognition. The team won an
honorable mention for its
Claimant's brief, drafted by all
members with editing credit to
Andres Healy, and Julianne Parker earned an honorable mention
for her oral arguments. Law students from around the world
compete in the Vis Moot each year, with over 250 schools and
over 1,400 students in attendance. The UF team consisted of Joe
Wheeler, Anastasia Campbell, Sasha Funk, Andres Healy, Olga
Butkevich, Chana Cannon, and Julianne Parker. This is a new
high in terms of recognition for the UF team. The team is
coached by Professors Dawson and Harrison as well as Miami
attorney Eduardo Palmer. Throughout the semester it was
benched by Professors Hurst, Davis, Powell, Sokol and Professor
Larry DiMatteo from the College of Business. UF's oral rounds
included arguments with the teams from Sultan Qaboos
University in Oman, Universidad Panamericana in Mexico,
University of Mainz in Germany, and Universite Pantheon-Assas
in France.

Congratulations to the UF Jessup International Law Moot
Court Team
In February, the Jessup team

competed in the 51st annual Philip
C. Jessup International Law Moot
Court Competition, the world's
largest moot court competition
with participants from more than
500 law schools in more than 80
countries. The Jessup team placed
sixth out of 24 teams competing in
the U.S. Southeast Super Regional round, reaching the
quarterfinals for the first time in school history. The participants
were 2Ls Matthew Kozyra, Jason Taylor, Steven Blickensderfer,
Lindsey Franco, and Jennifer Shepard. The team also took home
the title of fifth best brief out of the 24 teams that competed.
Individually, Steven Blickensderfer was named 15th best oralist
out of all individual oralists at the Southeast Super Regional
round. UF Jessup annually competes in the Philip C. Jessup
International Law Moot Court Competition, which focuses on
public international law and humanitarian law. For more
information about the UF Jessup team, please visit the Jessup
Web site at or e-mail Jason Taylor at ufjessupmootcourt@qmail.

Environmental and Land Use students, faculty and friends
paddle Matanzas River
Faculty and students associated
with the Environmental and Land
Use Law Program recently took
advantage of a Spring Break rain
check and fabulous weather to
paddle the Matanzas River Estuary
on Florida's Northeast Coast. The
kayak trip was originally scheduled
as the final field trip for the
Program's Marine and Coastal Law and Policy Field Course but
inclement weather dashed any possibilities. The Matanzas River
Estuary is currently being considered for designation as an
Outstanding Florida Water under Florida law, which imposes a
non-degradation standard on designated waters. The Florida
Department of Environmental Regulation will hold a hearing on
the proposed designation on April 13 in Palm Coast. Following the
3.5 hour long paddle, the paddlers enjoyed the sunset from the
back deck of the home of UF Law alumnus and former EPA
Region 4 Administrator John Hankinson, whose home overlooks
an arm of the estuary and the Atlantic Ocean. Additionally,
Conservation Clinic Director Tom Ankersen and CGR Associate in
Law Richard Hamann, together with 2009 JD and ELULP program
graduates Rachel King and John November and 2010 ELULP LLM
candidate Megan Wegerif, recently published a law review article
on the regulatory and practical effect of OFW designation in the
Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal, based on recent work of the
Conservation Clinic.

Sam Warfield selected for Law Student Award
Second-year law student Sam Warfield has
been selected as the recipient of the Law
Student Award by the Executive Council for
the Florida Bar City, County and Local
Government Section. He will be presented
with a cash award and plaque at the section's
annual awards luncheon for his outstanding
K academic performance in Professor Wolf's
course on local government law.

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that you may feel makes you identifiable to your school.
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