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March 24, 2008 I Vol. XI, Issue 26

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to Visit UF
Levin College of Law Wednesday, March 26

University of Florida law students will have the
opportunity to meet and ask questions of former
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright when she visits
the UF Levin College of Law at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
March 26, for a special event in 355B Holland Hall.
She will discuss the state of the presidency and her
new book, Memo To The President Elect: How We
Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and open
to all UF Law students, faculty and staff. This event is
closed to the general public due to space
considerations. Albright was the 64th Secretary of
State of the United States. In 1997, she was named the first woman
Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest ranking woman in
the history of the U.S. government. She is expected to discuss topics such
as the qualities and skills needed for the next president, and the global
challenges that the next president will face, including the wars in Airaq and
Afghanistan, peace negotiations in the Middle East, and restoring America's
reputation. Photo credit: Portrait of Albright by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.

Professionalism Symposium Gives Students Chance to
Discuss Issues with Practitioners

Prominent alumni, faculty and law students will gather
at the University of Florida Levin College of Law
Friday, March 28, for this year's Professionalism
Symposium. Sponsored by a generous gift from
attorney David B. Mishael of Miami and co-hosted by
the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association and UF Law,
the symposium gives students the chance to discuss
issues of professionalism, ethics and integrity in the
law with judges and practitioners. The event typically
draws more than 100 students and dozens of local
attorneys. This year's keynote presentation will be
delivered by Edward M. Waller Jr., an attorney with
Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa. Waller received his bachelor's degree
from Columbia University in 1964 and his J.D. from the University of Chicago
in 1967. His presentation is entitled "Professionalism: The Legacy of Atticus
Finch-Higher Standards For New and Experienced Lawyers Alike."

Career Services: Off-Campus Recruiting and Networking
Opportunities in The CCS Buzz

Learn more about off-campus recruiting
and networking opportunities 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
* The CCS Buzz

Stephanie Coontz to Deliver Weyrauch Distinguished
Lecture in Family Law March 26

EI |Stephanie Coontz, professor, Evergreen State College
and director of research and education of the Council
on Contemporary Families, will deliver the second
annual Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture in Family Law
at noon Wednesday, March 26, in the Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial Classroom (180 Holland Hall).
Coontz, a social historian who is nationally known for
her work on the history of marriage, has been deeply
involved in the litigation and public debate over same-
sex marriage. She is perhaps best known for her book,
The Way We Never Were: American Families and the
Nostalgia Trap. She most recently published Marriage,
A History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage.

Marriage." Presented by the Center on Children and Families, the lecture is
named in honor of Professor Walter O. Weyrauch, internationally known for
his work in foreign and family law. Weyrauch came to the United States from
Germany in 1952 and joined the UF law faculty in 1957 as an associate
professor of law. Today, he is a distinguished professor of law and Stephen
C. O'Connell Chair at the law school. A reception will immediately follow the
lecture in the Faculty Dining Room.

Career Spotlight: Sylvia Walbolt

While following in the footsteps of a fellow UF Law
S alumni, Sylvia Walbolt (JD 63) found her passion for
pro bono work and created a legacy that will
undoubtedly inspire future lawyers. As a young lawyer
in the beginning of her career, Walbolt intently watched
her mentor and UF Law alumnus William Reece Smith,
Jr. (JD 49), who is known as Mr. Pro Bono throughout
the country, provide legal counsel for the less
fortunate. Seeing the difference he made in individuals'
lives and the satisfaction he received from his
experience, Walbolt was motivated to do her part as a
lawyer. A proud "Double-Gator," Walbolt's motivation
to help the poor stems from her strong belief that lawyers are very privileged
to have the opportunity to practice law and have the obligation to uphold their
oath of office by assisting the oppressed. "There are so many unmet legal
needs of the true disadvantaged," she said.

UF Law Professor Dennis Calfee Named Distinguished
Accredited Estate Planner

UF Law Professor and Alumni Reserach
Scholar Dennis Calfee has been named
as a Distinguished Accredited Estate
Planner by the National Association of
Estate Planners and Councils. Calfee is
only the third professor to receive this
prestigious honor. The award is given in
recognition of the recipient's outstanding
and distinguished service in the field of
estate planning. Past recipients have
included Howard M. Zaritsky, Byrle M. Abbin, Roy M. Adams, Steve R.
Akers, Lawrence Brody, Natalie B. Choate, Richard B. Covey, S. Stacy
Eastland, Stephan R. Leimberg, and 25 other estate planning professionals.
The National Association of Estate Planners and Councils is the non-profit
umbrella organization for over 28,000 members of estate planning councils
in the U.S.-consisting of the leading estate planning professionals in their
local communities. Calfee (pictured right) was presented the award by Jeff
Scroggin (JD 79, pictured left), a former student of Calfee and a member of
the NAEPC National Board. 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

Conservation Clinic Applications Due April 4

Students interested in enrolling in the UF
Law Conservation Clinic must apply on or
before Friday, April 4. (advance
registration for all courses begins on April
14). Applications can be found online at The clinic
accepts students in 4th semester or
greater and the clinic can be taken for
one or two semesters at 3 credits per
semester. Enrollment is limited.
Preference is given to those students who are already in the clinic and those
who have enrolled or intend to enroll in the environmental and land use law
certificate program. The clinic provides a law and policy services to
governmental, non-governmental and private sector entities seeking to
advance conservation objectives. In the coming semester the clinic will
continue its work with the Florida Sea Grant, the Florida Department of
Community Affairs, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
and coastal communities throughout Florida on land use and related working
waterfront and waterway management issues; with the sea turtle
conservation community on coastal development and climate change; and
the UF IFAS Program for Resource Efficient Communities and others on the
law and policy of low impact development. Other projects may also be
developed and pursued in the area of campus and community sustainability
and land conservation. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas for
projects for consideration. Interested students should contact Clinic Director
Tom Ankersen (; 287-0835) for more information.


Environmental Moot Court Tryouts: Application Deadline Monday,
March 31
Interested in environmental law? Want to
...r..... .. hone your brief-writing and appellate
advocacy skills? Second year students

Moot Court team which will represent UF
at the National Environmental Moot Court
Competition in February 2009 in White
Plains, New York. The application
process includes a written submission
and oral argument tryout. Written
applications are due Monday, March 31, by 4 p.m. in 319 Holland Hall. Oral
argument tryouts will be held Wednesday, April 9, 3-5 p.m. The application
process includes a written submission (resume 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 and writing
sample and identify your application with the entrant number you will be
assigned. You can sign up for an oral argument time slot when you submit
your application. For more information, contact Lena Hinson hinson@law.ufl.
edu or 273-0777.

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

of you

already done so, now is the time to apply for aid for the 2008-2009 academic
year. I 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: 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 electronically.

Attorney General Bill McCollum to Speak at 20th Anniversary
Celebration of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy March 28
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum will be the
featured speaker at the University of Florida Journal of
Law and Public Policy's 20th Anniversary Celebration
on Friday, March 28, at 1 p.m. in the Chesterfield
Smith Memorial Classroom (180 Holland Hall). The
entire law school community is invited. This event is a
celebration of the Journal of Law and Public Policy's 20
years of contributions to the Fredric G. Levin College of
Law and greater Florida communities, as well as an
opportunity to hear one of the most influential lawyers
in the state of Florida.

International Law Society and Center for Career Services Hosts
Discussion on Internships, Networking and the Legal Profession
Renee Pobjecky (pictured left), an
attorney with the Winter Haven law firm of
Pobjecky & Pobjecky, offers comment
during a recent panel entitled "Pathways
To Employment," a unique forum
presented by the ABA Section on
International Law, which brought law
students together with experienced
practitioners in the law school's
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom. Hosted by the International Law Society in conjunction with the
Center for Career Services, the forum also featured Stephanie Reed
Traband of Proskauer Rose and Stephen Powell, director of the Center for
Governmental Responsibility's International Trade Program. Professor Stuart
Cohn, associate dean for International Studies, moderated the discussion.
Participants discussed internships opportunities, networking, legal systems
and cultures, becoming active in international organizations and societies,
and developing legal and interpersonal skills.


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