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Publication Date: October 22, 2007
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October 22, 2007 | Vol. XI, Issue 10

Judges Rule in Favor of Jones and Haughee as Best Team
in UF Law Moot Court Final Four Competition

II Jennifer Jones and Tim Haughee were
awarded Best Team honors at this year's
University of Florida Justice Campbell
Thornal Moot Court Team Final Four Oct.
12 in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom. Shawn Taylor, who teamed
with Dante Trevisani in the Final Four,
was named Best Oralist by the esteemed
panel of judges, which included Florida
Supreme Court Justices Harry Lee
Anstead and harles T. Wells; circuit Judge Charles R. Wilson from the 1 th
Circuit Court of Appeals; District Judge Steven D. Merryday from the Middle
District of Florida; and District Judge Stephan P. Mickle from the Northern
District of Florida. Andrew Hoffman won Best Brief for earning the best
overall brief score during intramural competition, and Best Overall went to
Jones for having the best overall combined brief score and oral arguments
scores during intramural competition. The Final Four Competition is
sponsored by Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A.

Career Services: Follow the Non-Traditional Path to
Alternative Careers in Law

Are you wondering how you can utilize
your hard-earned and versatile J.D.? Not
sure that working in a firm is for you? Are
you more interested in working in non-
traditional areas such as the
entertainment industry, education, or
legislative policy making? Then you
should be familiar with www.nontradlegal.
com. Contact careers@law.ufl.edu for the
username and password to this valuable
website. On it, you will find postings for post-graduate and summer positions.
Sample postings include a wide variety of opportunities from working as
counsel in the entertainment industry to working for state children's advocacy
lobbyist organizations. You might find your dream job by consulting this site.

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non-traditional employers you can contact in your geographic and practice
areas of interest. Find inspiration in those who have graduated from UF
before you. For stories on UF Alumni who have taken a more non-traditional
route, consult the following FlaLaw links (stories appear on pages 2-3):
http://www. law.ufl.edu/news/flalaw/pdf/flalaw-051107. pdf
http://www. law.ufl.edu/news/flalaw/pdf/flalaw-060206. pdf
http://www. law.ufl.edu/news/flalaw/pdf/flalaw-060227. pdf
http://www. law.ufl.edu/news/flalaw/pdf/flalaw-060306. pdf

Additional Career Services Articles
* Women's Law & Public Policy and Leadership and Advocacy for Women in
Africa Fellowships
* CCS Wants to See Your Resume
* Housing and Urban Development's Office of General Counsel's Legal
Honors Program
* Reserve Your Space on the Bus for the Minority Mentoring Picnic Oct. 27

Career Spotlight: Hillary Green

For most people, tax season is not something to look
forward to, but for UF Law alum Hillary Green (LL.M.
05), it's an opportunity to work in her favorite field.
Green, who attended Loyola University in New Orleans
and got her J.D. at St. Thomas School of Law in Miami,
realized that she loved tax law so much that she
wanted a job where she could really focus on just tax
law. "Tax law was my favorite class in law school and I
wanted to go somewhere where I could get the best
education for it," Green said. "It came down to either
NYU or UF, and I chose UF because of the
combination of its reputation and its great location."
Green is now busy living her dream working at Ernst & Young LLP in New
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Fathers' Rights Movement Topic of Oct. 24 Lecture
Presented by UF Center on Children & Families

S The UF Center on Children & Families 2007-2008
Lecture series, "Families in Transition," presents "The
Fathers' Rights Movement, Law Reform and the New
Politics of Fatherhood: Reflections on the UK
Experience," with Richard Collier, professor of law and
social theory, Newcastle University, Newcastle Law
School, in the United Kingdom, Wednesday, Oct. 24, at
Soon in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom
S- (HOL 180). A lunch reception will follow in the Faculty
Dining Room. Collier is the author of several books on
law and fathers, fathers' rights and legal reform, and
law and masculinities. This is the first of four lectures to
be presented this academic year, all of which will be open to faculty, staff
and students.

Florida-Georgia Rivalry Continues in Annual Moot Court
Competition Friday, Oct. 26

On Friday, Oct. 26, the day before the
...:.. ... University of Florida and the University of
S. .... Georgia renew their annual rivalry on the
football field, law students from their
respective law schools will battle it out in
the annual Florida-Georgia Hulsey-
Kimbrell Moot Court Competition in the
Court of Appeals at the Federal
Courthouse in Jacksonville. The UF Moot
Court Team will be going for its fourth
straight victory in the competition with UGA School of Law, which begins at
10:30 a.m. The Florida team of Dana Israel and Josh Spoont, coached by
Elizabeth Faist, will represent the petitioner in the case. The respondent will
be represented by Georgia's Tully Blalock and Rebecca Thornhill. The two
teams will argue before a panel of judges including the Honorable Anthony
A. Alaimo, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Georgia; the Honorable B.
Avant Edenfield, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Georgia; the
Honorable Timothy J. Corrigan, U.S. District Judge, Middle District of Florida;
the Honorable Gerald Bard Tjoflat (presiding), U.S. Court of Appeals for the
11th Circuit; and the Honorable John H. Moore, II, Senior U.S. District Judge
for the Middle District of Florida.

Managing Mid-Semester Stress in Eight Easy Steps

As the midterm approaches, many students begin to
wonder how they will manage all of the work and stress
that comes with the rigors of law school. After all, the
end of the semester is just around the corner and day-
planners and free time seem to be filling up faster than
you can think. What is a student to do? Don't worry.
There are eight easy steps to get you on the fast track
to stress-free productivity in no time.
READ MORE>>www.law. ufl.edu/flalawonline

Virginia Tech Shootings and a Texas Town Making Spanish
Its Official Language Among Topics Discussed by Faculty

Professor Juan Perea (pictured left) was
interviewed (in Spanish) for a story
broadcast on Univision about a Texas
town that made Spanish its official
language. Professor Christopher Slobogin
participated in an Emory Law School
Public Interest Conference panel focused
on the April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech.
Read what UF Law professors are saying
in the media and writing about in
scholarly publications in FlaLaw nine's weekly updates on Faculty
Scholarship & Activities.
* Faculty Scholarship & Activities


Steve Uhlfelder (JD 71) Talks with UF
Law Students on 'The Pro Bono
Steve Uhlfelder (JD 71) (pictured left), a
lawyer who specializes in public and
administrative law at his private practice
in Tallahassee, speaks with Levin College
of Law students following his presentation
Wednesday, Oct. 17, on "Lawyers as
Leaders: The Pro Bono Challenge." Chair
of Fulbright scholarship Board and former chair of the Florida Board of
Regents, Uhlfelder is a public interest and youth advocate with a lengthy
legacy of volunteer work and advocacy on behalf of youth. He has been the
steward of programs such as the Florida Mentoring Partnership with 206,000
volunteer mentors, Holland & Knight's Opening Doors tutoring/mentoring
program, which has helped more than 12,000 children across the nation, and
the Florida Children's Coalition, which led the effort to obtain $23 million in
initial funding for the state's pre-K program for at-risk kids. His speech was
presented by the Center for Career Services and the Center on Children &
Families. For more information on UF's Pro Bono Project, stop by the Center
for Career Services or go to http://www.law.ufl.edu/career/pdf/probonoinfo.

1, Make a Pledge to the Fall 2007 Class Gift
1 The Fall 2007 Class Gift Committee is hoping to
secure a pledge from all members of the graduating
class. The goal is to raise $100,000, which can be
reached if every graduating student pledges at least
S$500 ($100 per year over five years). Come by the
". table in the courtyard Monday and fill out a pledge
/ form. Your pledge can be spread out over five years,
and the first payment is not due until one year after
graduation (December 2008). Your donation is tax
deductible, and as a donor you will be recognized in
the Law Center Association Annual Report and receive
other benefits as well, depending on the amount. The great education you
receive at the University of Florida Levin College of Law is in part due to the
donations of the alumni that have come before you. Keep this tradition alive
and ensure that future students receive the same quality education and
continue the tradition of UF Law being the best school in the state. While we
hope you donate $500, any pledge is welcomed. This is our time to leave our

Law Association for Women Silent Auction Nov. 6-8
The Law Association for Women is having its annual silent auction
November 6-8. Last year, law student bids raised over $5,000 to benefit
Peaceful Paths. This year the auction will benefit the Alachua County Victim
Services and Rape Crisis Center. We have some awesome sponsors and
items to bid on. Look for our table in the courtyard so that you can make your

Enrollment Deadline for Environmental
& Land Use Law Certificate Program
Nov. 2
Students wishing to enroll in the
Environmental & Land Use Law

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encouraged to do so before November 2.
Enrollment forms are available online at
index.htm or in Holland Hall Room 319 or
Student Affairs. Students enrolled in the certificate program will receive email
notification regarding priority pre-registration for core courses.

Author to Present 'Humane Alternatives to Feminism' Oct. 24
The Federalist Society and the Family Law Society will
host speaker Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse at noon
Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Holland Hall Room 360.
Roback Morse's talk, "Humane Alternatives to
Feminism," is described as "an articulate public policy
Roback Morse argument based in logic, social science, and secular
thought." Roback Morse, a former tenured professor at
Yale who also taught at Cornell and George Mason
Universities, writes public policy articles for Forbes,
Fortune, and the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, she
has published numerous scholarly articles in various
journals, including the University of Chicago Law
Review and the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. She resigned
from her Yale University post to raise her family and now lives in California,
where she pursues her primary vocation as a mother and wife, combined
with an avocation of writing and lecturing. Since her resignation at Yale she
has served as a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institute.
Roback Morse is the author of two best-selling books, Love and Economics:
Why the Laisse Fair Family Doesn't Work and Smart Sex: Finding Lifelong
Love in a Hookup World.

Race-Based Hate Speech Subject of Center for the Study of Race and
Race Relations Oral Competition
The University of Florida Center for the
Study of Race and Race Relations
(CSRRR) is pleased to announce its
first oral competition. The Race, Law
and Justice Oral Competition provides
law students with an opportunity to
research, discuss and debate important
issues of race and justice. The subject
for this year's competition is race-based
hate speech. The hypothetical that
students will research and debate is
based upon an actual incident involving
racial conflict between white and black high school students in a South
Carolina town. White students wore T-shirts emblazoned with the
confederate flag and "100 percent cotton and you picked it." Black students
responded by having T-shirts printed with the confederate flag in red, black,
and green-the colors of African liberation. Download the poster at http://
www.law.ufl.edu/flalawonline/pdf/csrrr_griot poster.pdf.

JLSA & SALSA Present Bowling at the Reitz
Remember a time before Wii when
bowling involved heavy balls, stinky
stranger shoes, and actually leaving your
house? Don't miss this chance for some
bowling free bowling, good conversations, and a
owng chance to show off your real life bowling
skills. The Jewish Law Students
Association (JLSA) and the Spanish
American Law Students Association
(SALSA) will co-sponsor a bowling night
at the Reitz Union game room 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct 25. Several lanes

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