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disio erv
C.SRRR holds discussion on role
cf race in upcoming presidential
.llini na F'ekin finances legal
funding in t[ouih economy
Assistant State Attorney Drake
talks on domestic violence
Study abroad: Student
remembers France
Faculty discuss Amendment 2 as
election approaches

News Briefs

Citizens for Social Justice seek
volunteers for mentoring program
Study abroad in France with UF's
summer program
Sarasota County Bar Association
scholarship deadline Dec. 1
Scholarship for reproductive rights
law writing contest
Entertainment law initiative legal
writing contest

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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

Lindy Brounley
Associate Director
Editor, UFLAW Magazine


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-rom rignt to lert, PatricK uot, Josepn uugiieimo, Kaipn Losey
and the Honorable David Baker sit on a panel for the Sedona
Conference E-Discovery Evening. (UF Law/ Joshua Lukman)

Distinguished panel discusses e-discovery

It's time for the legal profession to move into
the 21st century and for law students to
consider a new and rapidly expanding field. A
distinguished group of experts spoke about
the importance of electronic discovery at
Tuesday's "E-Discovery Evening," which was
co-sponsored by The Sedona Conference and
the Levin College of Law. Noted e-discovery
writer Ralph Losey stressed how different the
world has become with modern technology
and how lawyers are doing a poor job adapting.

CSRRR holds discussion on role of race in
upcoming presidential election

Upcoming Events

Federalist Society, presents
"Religious Liberty" Nov. 5
Manage your time, maximize your
potential Nov. 5
Clinics application deadline Nov. 7
JMBA Battle of the Sections field
day Nov. 7
Christian Legal Society fall field
day Nov. 7

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UF Law Virtual Calendar

Career Services

*The Center for the Study of Race
and Race Relations held a
discussion on Oct. 30 about the
role race has played in the 2008
election. Professor Michelle S.
Jacobs moderated the event,
engaging the audience of about 25
on issues that have been pushed

Matthew Gonzalez
Webmaster, Online
Communications Coordinator

Scott Emerson
Senior Writer

Leslie Cowan
Law Student Writer

lan Fisher
Law Student Writer

Spenser Solis
Staff Writer

Joshua Lukman

Chen Wang

to the forefront with the rise of presidential candidate Barack
Obama. Jacobs cited a recent CNN poll in which seven out of 10
people said race did not play any role in this election. "They're
lying," responded one audience member.

Alumna Pekin finances legal funding in tough

As Americans feel the effects of economic
turmoil, some can't afford to put food on the
table, let alone wait years for a case to be
settled. That's where Elizabeth Bialow Pekin
(JD 91) comes in. Pekin is director of attorney
marketing and sales at Oasis Legal Finance, a
Chicago-based company that advances money
to plaintiffs who are involved in personal
injury cases.

Assistant State Attorney Drake talks on
domestic violence

Assistant State Attorney Teresa
Drake refers to her job as
"homicide prevention." Drake,
county court division chief for the
Eighth Circuit, spoke at the Levin
College of Law on Oct. 31 about
her experiences prosecuting
domestic violence cases, stressing
the importance of attorneys
handling such cases with both delicate care and fierce advocacy.

Study abroad: Student remembers France

I remember going to the first
study abroad meeting my first
year of law school. Professor Cohn
had spoken to us about the French
experience how we would be
spending a week in Paris and then
_five weeks in Montpellier. He
distributed pictures of the Eiffel
Tower and of a blurred cluster of
bikers from the Tour de France. I was interested in the trip, as I
had never studied abroad before.

Faculty discuss Amendment 2 as election

The Levin College of Law's faculty
is comprised of highly

At the beginning of every week,
check out The CCS BUZZ for a
quick synopsis of programming,
recruiting, networking and
volunteer and "SHIP"
opportunities available to you.
The CCS Buzz can be found in
FlaLaw Online, via link on your
Symplicity homepage after you
log in, or you can pick up a hard
copy in Career Services 244
Bruton-Geer Hall.

* The CCS Buzz

You Need to Know:

Fall Library Hours
Financial Aid & Disbursement
Loan Repayment Assistance for
Public Interest Lawyers


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December 1, 2008
November 24,
November 17,
November 10,
November 3, 2008
October 20, 2008
October 13, 2008
October 6, 2008
September 29,
September 22,
September 15,
September 8,
September 2,
August 25, 2008

.Spring 2008

accomplished scholar-teachers
who bring remarkable experience
and knowledge to the classroom.
Keep up with what they're writing
about and saying leading up to the
presidential election Nov. 4 and
beyond by reading about their
scholarship, activities and media appearances.
* Faculty Scholarship and Activities

. >April
April 14, 2008
April 7, 2008
. >March
March 31, 2008
March 24, 2008
March 17, 2008
March 3, 2008

February 25, 2008
February 18, 2008
Upcoming Events February 11, 2008
February 4, 2008

Federalist Society presents "Religious Liberty" Nov. 5
The Federalist Society invites you to attend "Religious Liberty:
Where It Comes From and What Difference Does That Make?"
with Kevin Hasson, chairman and president of the Becket Fund
for Religious Liberty and Professor Michael Wolf, Richard E.
Nelson Chair in Local Government Law at the University of Florida
Levin College of Law, on Nov. 5, at noon in 359 HOL. See this
article by Kevin Hasson for an overview of the topics that will be
covered, http://www.becketfund.orq/files/7aeba. pdf.

January 28, 2008
January 21, 2008
January 14, 2008
January 7, 2008
* 2007
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Manage your time, maximize your potential Nov. 5
Please join Gatorwell on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m. in 285B
HOL, for a presentation on "Manage Your Time, Maximize Your
Potential," where you will learn to understand realistic time
constraints and current time allocation, examine strategies to
find focus and priorities, consider consequences of doing too
much, procrastination, and multitasking, explore techniques to
help you work with your demanding schedule. The mission of
GatorWell is to help create and promote a healthy campus
community at the University of Florida. The prevention and
educational services we offer address a variety of health issues
including nutrition, stress & time management, sexual health,
and alcohol, tobacco & other drug use.For any questions or
concerns, contact Assistant Dean of Students Kari Mattox at

Clinics application deadline Nov. 7
Clinics offer the rare law school opportunity to apply classroom
theory in a practice setting. Students are closely supervised by
highly experienced clinical professors and practitioners. In a
number of the clinics, students gain valuable experience
collaborating with social workers, mental health and family
counselors, environmental and land use professionals or dispute
resolution experts. Clinic applications are available in the Office
of Student Affairs and in the Clinics office. You may stop in the
Clinics at any time to ask questions and you are encouraged to
attend the clinic information session on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at
noon in 180 HOL. The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 7.
Download the Spring 2009 Clinics Application.

JMBA Battle of the Sections field day Nov. 7
JMBA's "Battle of the Sections" field day will be held on Friday,
Nov. 7, 4-6 p.m. on the lawn next to the law school (field at the
corner of Second Ave. and Village Rd.). Events include three

legged races, tug of wars, water balloon tosses and more. All law
students are all encouraged to come out and represent their
section or former section. For more information contact Kyla Tan

Christian Legal Society fall field day Nov. 7
The Christian Legal Society will hold a fall field day at Caring &
Sharing Elementary on Friday, Nov. 7, from 2:30 4:30 p.m.
Caring & Sharing is a charter school located off Waldo Road in
North Gainesville. CLS will host a day of games, crafts and candy
for about 75 kids, ages five to 13, who participate in the after-
school program. About 20 volunteers are needed to "referee"
sack races and hula hoop contests, man craft booths and
distribute candy. You can use the hours toward a community
service certificate. If you are interested in participating or would
like more information, please contact Amy Hanna at or Robby Braxton at robert.i.

News Briefs

Citizens for Social Justice seek volunteers for mentoring

Citizens for Social Justice is currently seeking
law student volunteers to participate in a
rights literacy mentoring program as part of
the effort to serve the Gainesville homeless
community. Rights literacy mentoring is a
component of CSJ's student-run residential
homeless rehabilitation program, which
focuses on providing a comprehensive care
program to individuals who wish to pursue
housing, work and medical care. Citizens for
Social Justice needs law students to assist attorneys in
formulating a handbook of information regarding the myriad legal
issues typically encountered by homeless individuals. Topics to
be covered this semester include child support modification and
sealing/expungement of criminal records. In addition to assisting
in the preparation of the handbook, student volunteers may also
help to instruct homeless individuals as to its use. If you are
interested in working on this project with contact Jorge Tormes
and Patricia Antonucci of Three Rivers Legal Services at pblc@trls.

Study abroad in France with UF's summer program

The UF Law summer program in
France 2009 informational meeting
will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13,
at 3 p.m. in 345 HOL. Students
studying in the UF Law France
program benefit from a dual focus
in comparative and international
law. American and French
professors examine various
aspects of U.S. and French legal systems and European
community law. Both French and American students also meet

with members of the judiciary and the legal profession. In
addition, the program allows you to live in and enjoy the rich
French culture. The first week of the five week program will be
spent in Paris, while the last four weeks will be at the University
of Montpellier in Montpellier, France. Two of the three courses
offered will include International Sales Law and European Union
Business Law, and a third course will be announced by the time
of the informational meeting. Enrollment is limited to 30 U.S.
students. In addition, a number of students from the University
of Montpellier enroll in one or more of the classes. For more
information visit the study abroad Web site
edu/students/abroad/ and contact the program's director,
Professor George Dawson at or 352-273-
0932, or Director of Student Programs Michelle Ocepek at or 273-0629.

Sarasota County Bar Association scholarship deadline Dec.

The Sarasota County Bar
Association Diversity Scholarship
Fund is intended to provide an
opportunity for first through third
year law students of under-
represented minority backgrounds
(e.g. race, color, religion, national
origin, ethnicity, age, gender,
sexual orientation, physical
disability, or socioeconomic background), who have an interest in
practicing law in Sarasota County upon graduation, to obtain
summer placement in private law firms and governmental
agencies in the County. During employment, the student will be
assigned an attorney mentor from the Sarasota County Bar
Association Diversity Committee and will attend a reception to
welcome and honor the student and the employer with
representatives from the Bar Association and Community
Foundation. Applications can be downloaded from www.
cfsarasota.orq (see the special interest scholarships page). The
scholarship is worth at least $5,000 and the deadline to apply for
the scholarship is Dec. 1.

Scholarship for reproductive rights law writing contest

S Law Students for Reproductive Justice is
accepting submissions for its fourth annual
writing prize. The theme this year is "Seeking
Reproductive Justice in All Places for All
People." LSRJ is looking for fresh student
scholarship that a) focuses on marginalized
individuals or communities, such as people of
color, immigrants, minors, poor people,
prisoners, and those who identify as LGBTQQI,
and b) applies a reproductive justice lens in its
analysis. Papers may have a domestic or international scope.
Authors are encouraged to focus their research on issues or
occasions of reproductive coercion or oppression: the political,
social, legal, and economic forces that limit or control the
reproductive options of individuals and communities. Submission
deadline is March 2, 2009. For more information visit http://lsrj.

Entertainment law initiative legal writing contest

Five winning articles will be published in a
major law journal and the winners will be
flown to Los Angeles where they are honored
at the Entertainment Law Initiative luncheon
in front of an audience comprised of some of
the top entertainment attorneys in the
country. The winners also attend Grammy
week events including, the Grammy Awards
telecast and the MusiCares Person of the Year
Dinner. The grand prize is a $5,000
scholarship and the deadline for submissions is Jan. 2, 2009. For
more information stop by the Office of Student Affairs in 164 HOL.

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