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March 17, 2008 I Vol. XI, Issue 25

Town Meeting Wednesday With UPD Chief Linda Stump To
Address Students' Safety Concerns

The University of Florida Levin College of Law will hold
a Town Meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, in
the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (180
Holland Hall) to address students' concerns about
safety. UPD Chief Linda Stump (pictured) and Capt.
Jeff Holcomb will be the featured speakers. The event
is being held in response to various events that have
occurred recently at college campuses around the
country, and the intent is to allow for the exchange of
ideas, provide answers to questions students may
have, and discuss plans related to safety on the law
school campus.

Career Services: The 1 L Shadow Program and All About
Federal Judicial Clerkships in The CCS Buzz

Learn more about the 1L Shadow
Program and all you need to know about
federal judicial clerkships in this week's
issue of The CCS Buzz, your source for a
quick synopsis of programming,
recruiting, networking, volunteer, and
"SHIP" opportunities available to you. The
CCS Buzz can be found in FlaLaw
Online, via a link on your Symplicity
homepage after you log in, or you can
pick up a hard copy in Career Services at 244 Bruton Geer Hall. Click below
to download The CCS Buzz, your weekly guide to what is important to your
career and professional development:
* The CCS Buzz

Career Spotlight: Bill McCollum

Public service is a way of life for Bill McCollum. After
graduating from UF Law in 1968, he served in the
Navy, retiring in 1992 from the Naval Reserve as a
commander after having served 23 years as an officer
in the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG). From
1981 to 2001 McCollum represented Central Florida
citizens in the U.S. House of Representatives, where
he founded the U.S. House Task Force on Terrorism
and Unconventional Warfare and was recognized as
an expert on terrorism. He also served on the
Intelligence and Banking committees as well the
Judiciary Committee, in which he chaired the
Subcommittee on Crime. Since being elected Florida's attorney general in
November 2006, McCollum (JD 68) has positioned Florida as a national
leader in the fight against child pornography and has taken on several other
serious issues.

Come Enjoy Free Barbecue Thursday At UF Law,
Sponsored by Alumni Gene and Elaine Glasser

The Levin College of Law is holding a
free barbecue for all students, faculty and
staff Thursday, March 20, from 11:30 a.
m. to 1 p.m. in the Schott Courtyard. The
food is from Hill's Bar-B-Que in
Gainesville. The event is sponsored by
the Gene K. and Elaine Glasser
Endowment. The Glassers, who are both
UF alumni, also brought us last year's
-j barbecue. They hope the events will
sponsor a greater sense of community among people at the law school. "The
law school education I received at the University of Florida has greatly
influenced my professional and personal life, creating lasting memories with
my friends," said Gene Glasser, a Fort Lauderdale attorney who received his
Juris Doctor degree from UF Law in 1972.

Merrill Discusses Eminent Domain In First Annual Wolf
Family Lecture In American Law Of Real Property

Columbia University Law Professor
Thomas W. Merrill cautiously encouraged
the use of eminent domain to be
determined by local referendum at the
first annual Wolf Family Lecture in the
American Law of Real Property on Feb.
22. The lecture entitled, "Populism and
Public Use," examined the role and
I consequences of popular
constitutionalism in regards to deciding
the use of eminent domain. Merrill (pictured left with Professor Michael Allan
Wolf and Wolf's wife Betty) examined the hostile public backlash concerning
the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Kelo v. City of New London case
involving an economic development project. The Supreme Court upheld the

public use and thus the use of eminent domain was permissible.

Take Responsibility To Avoid Liability On The Internet,
Professor Lyrissa Lidsky Says In Talk

The current issues in the news surrounding online
defamation, as well as numerous cases popping up in
courtrooms, have ignited a larger issue of what the law
should do to protect those who are defamed without
impinging on First Amendment rights. The growing
concern surrounding the various legal issues
associated with anonymous speech, defamation and
invasion of privacy on the Internet is something UF
Law Professor Lyrissa Lidsky has explored in a series
of law review articles she has written. Lidsky spoke to
law students on March 5 in the Bailey Courtroom, in a
talk called, "Cybertorts: Best Practices for Avoiding
Liability on the Internet." She stressed the pervasive impact the Internet has
and will have on our society. "You can't really avoid the Internet," Lidsky
said. "It is key to your image and identity and self-presentation today." She
encouraged everyone to start monitoring themselves and to do a vanity
search on Google because "you never really know what's out there unless
you look."

Moot Court Teams Take Home Awards From ABA National
Appellate Advocacy Competition In Dallas

Two University of Florida Levin College of
Law Justice Campbell Thornal Moot
Court teams won coveted awards at the
Dallas, Texas regional of the American
Bar Association National Appellate
Advocacy Competition March 1. The
team of Dante Trevisani, Joey Troendle,
and Giselle Mammana won the award for
Second Best Overall Brief. The team
ultimately advanced to the Regional Semi-
Finals as the overall number two seed after the preliminary rounds. Second,
out of a total of sixty competitors, Jennifer Jones took home the award of
10th Best Overall Advocate. Finally, the team of Michael Schuster, Jennifer
Jones, and Elizabeth Faist won a spot to compete in the National Finals of
the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Chicago on April 3-5.
Pictured from left to right are Troendle, Mammana, Trevisani, Faist,
Schuster, and Jones.

Baldwin Talks To The Washington Post On Need For D.C.
Officials To Have Expertise In Financial Crimes

UF Law Professor Fletcher Baldwin was quoted in an
article inThe Washington Post discussing Washington,
D.C. Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi's move
to fill two critical posts after the largest embezzlement
scandal in city history erupted at the Office of Tax and
Revenue. Gandhi hired Cordi, 64, as the tax director
and Andary, 60, as the chief of internal audits and
investigations. Their extensive resumes show that they
are the right choices for the difficult task, yet each
lacks experience in a critical area. Baldwin, who
specializes in financial crimes, said it is important for
financial investigators to have expertise in the field
because they must deal with complicated paper transactions and banking
regulations. "The illicit money is laundered in banks, so you have to have
some expertise," Baldwin said. Keep up with what UF Law faculty are saying
in the media and writing about in scholarly publications in FlaLaw Online's
weekly updates on Faculty Scholarship & Activities.
* Faculty Scholarship & Activities


HLLSA and BLSA Students Attend Inaugural Central Florida Diversity
Picnic at Stetson College of Law
A group of UF Law students attended the
first Central Florida Diversity Picnic
hosted at Stetson College of Law on
SSaturday, Feb. 23. Students from UF's
Hispanic and Latino/a Law Student
Association and Black Student
Association had the opportunity to
interact with students, judges and
attorneys from central Florida while
enjoying great food and entertainment
from a variety of diverse cultures. The students also had a chance to meet
and speak with Florida Bar President Frank R. Angones (pictured above left).

The Florida Law Review Elects New Editorial Board
The Florida Law Review is pleased to announce its
2008-09 editors: Editor-In-Chief Larry Dougherty;
Executive Managing Editor David Karp; Executive
Research Editor Natasha Waglow; Executive Articles
Editor Zach Warren; Executive Notes & Comments
Editor Lindsay Saxe; Executive Communications Editor
Patricia Alten; Executive Symposium Editors Dennis
Gucciardo and Cat Jackson; Managing Editors Peggy
Hunt, Jennifer Jones and Dante Trevisani; Research
Editors Katie Barry, Irina Ivanova and Johann Van
Lierop, Kristen Rasmussen and Matt White; Articles
Editors Matt Grosack, Ann Hove and Alison Maddux;
Notes and Comments Editors Carly Cohen, Chris Deem, Sasha Lohn,
Brandon Richardson and Richard Shane.

Now Is The Time To Apply For Financial Aid For The 2008-2009

For those of you who have not already
done so, now is the time to apply for aid
for the 2008-2009 academic year. I
S encourage you to apply electronically
using FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA on the
web since it can save you processing
time and has a built in editing format to
reduce errors. Just go to FAFSA/Renewal
FAFSA on the web at: http://www.FAFSA. and follow the instructions on the
site. After applying via FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA on the web, you can check
the status of your application and/or make corrections online. You will need
to use your Federal Access Code (PIN) to complete the renewal

College Cost Reduction and Access Act Presentation March 19
Interested in Public Interest Law? Not
sure how you can do public interest work
while trying to pay off your high debt? The
Florida Bar Foundation Public Interest
Fellows will host a discussion on The
College Cost Reduction and Access Act
of 2007 on Wednesday, March 19, at
0 -6:30 p.m. in the Chesterfield Smith
Ceremonial Classroom (180 Holland
Hall). We will have Equal Justice Works'
senior Program Manager for Law School Advocacy Heather Jarvis present
information describing how the new law reduces monthly student loan
payments and provides for loan forgiveness after 10 years of public service

UF Law Students and Alumni Selected For Prestigious Federal Judicial
Clerkships to Begin This Summer and Fall
Last fall, seven UF Law students and two
recent alumni were selected through a
highly competitive process for prestigious
Federal Judicial Clerkships to begin
during Summer and Fall 2008. Those
selected included (pictured standing from
left) Michael Hoii, a May 2008 graduate
who will clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Eleventh Circuit for Judge Charles
R. Wilson in Tampa; Scott Kennelly, a
May 2008 graduate who will clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Eleventh Circuit for Judge Susan Black in Jacksonville; Ryan Maxey, a May
2008 graduate who will clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District
of Florida for Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Jenkins in Tampa; John Paglio,
a December 2007 graduate who will clerk in the U.S. District Court for the
Middle District of Florida for Magistrate Judge Howard T. Snyder in
Jacksonville; (John) Cole Oliver, a December 2007 graduate who will clerk in
the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida for Judge John
Antoon II in Orlando; and (pictured sitting) Laura Lothman, a December 2007
graduate who will clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of
Florida for Senior Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger in Jacksonville. Not pictured:
Simon Rodell, a May 2008 graduate who will clerk in the U.S. District Court
for the Middle District of Florida for Judge Steven D. Merryday in Tampa;
Robert Caplen, a December 2005 graduate who will clerk in the U.S. Court
of Federal Claims for Judge Margaret Sweeney in Washington, D.C.; and
Amanda Reid Payne, a December 2004 graduate who will clerk in the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit for Judge Susan Black in
Jacksonville. Be sure to attend the CCS program, "I Want to be a Judicial
Clerk," on Tuesday, March 18, at noon in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom (180 Holland Hall) for critical information on the application


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