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
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Creator: Fredric G. Levin College of Law
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Publication Date: August 31, 2009
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Research assistant needed in Center for
the Study of Race and Race Relations
Moot Court wins first place at the Florida
Bar Convention
Call for Student Recruitment Team
Join the Running/Walking Club at UF Law
Get involved with Environmental and
Land Use Law
Inn of Court accepting applications
New students: Get a tour of the library
and a free gift bag
Gators for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Fall library hours and holiday hours
Legal Information Center now on Twitter


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First-year UF law students volunteer at the ILSP Community
Service Day on Friday, Aug. 21. (UF Law/ Joshua Lukman)

UF Law students write law school transfer

As first-year law students at
Florida A&M Law School, Seth
Haimovitch and friend Andrew
Carrabis were looking to transfer
to a higher-ranked school. As
Haimovitch did before applying to
law school, he looked for a book
for guidance on transferring. "I
wanted to read a book, so I typed
into Yahoo 'law school transfer books,' and nothing came up. I
said, 'Wow.'" So Haimovitch, now a 3L at UF Law, decided to
write the first one. He teamed up with Carrabis, also a UF 3L, to
write The Art of the Law School Transfer, which is set to publish
Oct. 15.

UF Law welcomes new and visiting faculty
and staff

- We are pleased to welcome the
following new and visiting faculty
and staff to our law school -
Michelle Adorno (assistant dean
for admissions), Craig Anthony
"Tony" Arnold (Huber Hurst
Visiting Eminent Scholar), Judd F.
Sneirson (visiting professor),

Please answer in the form of a question.
Example: What is [insert answer here]?

A: The conscious intent to
cause death or great bodily
harm to another person before
a person commits the crime.
Such malice is a required
element to prove first degree

E-mail my answer

Career Development

Read the CCD BUZZ each week for a
quick synopsis of programming,
recruiting, networking and volunteer and
"SHIP"opportunities available to you.

Send Us News



Triv l

Beginning today, FlaLaw will run a
law-related trivia question in the
Trivia Central section in each
Monday's issue. The first 10
people to answer the question
correctly will be placed in a
drawing for a golden gator pin!
There will be one winner each
week. At the end of the semester

the winners will be placed in a grand prize drawing. One grand
prize winner will be awarded a prize and named the law school
trivia champion. We know that these answers can be easily found
online, but in the spirit of competition and as future attorneys we
trust that you will answer these questions without using
additional resources other than your great legal minds. Only UF
Law students are eligible to win. See Trivia Central (top right,
under events) for this week's question and check back each week
to find out if you're the winner.

Alumni Profile: Ashley K. Feasley

Although most law students would never come
across a case from the United States Court of
International Trade in the course of their
studies, the court was exactly what one recent
graduate was looking for. Ashley K. Feasley
(JD 07) had been interested in international
issues since undergrad, where she earned a
degree from the Walsh School of Foreign
Service at Georgetown. After graduating from
UF Law, Feasley had a couple of offers from
law firms, but she was unsure if that was the right path for her.

UF collaborative law training teaches
innovative conflict-resolution skills

Seventy legal, mental health and
financial professionals looking to
provide clients with win-win
solutions without the stress of a
trial attended a recent
collaborative law training on the
University of Florida Levin College
of Law campus. Sponsored by the
UF Law Center on Children and
Families and Institute for Dispute Resolution, this intensive two-
day training provided interdisciplinary professionals with
cooperative methods of practice and skills to assist their clients in
resolving conflict and reaching a fair and equitable settlement.

Faculty scholarship and activities

Debra K. Staats (assistant dean for administrative affairs), and
John F. Stinneford (assistant professor).

FlaLaw trivia contest begins today

The UF law faculty is comprised of

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
Associate Director
Editor, UF LAWMagazine
Scott Emerson
Senior Writer, Media Relations

Fredric G. Levin College of Law
2500 SW 2nd Ave.
P.O. Box 117633
Gainesville, FL 32611

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 appearances.
Faculty Scholarship & Activities >

Upcoming Events

One Less Car Alternative Transportation Fair Sept. 1
The One Less Car Challenge Alternative Transportation Fair will
be held Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Reitz
Union North Lawn. A number of organizations that support
alternative transportation will offer information, services and
hands-on demonstrations. Kickstand, a Gainesville nonprofit, will
work with local bicycle shops and Student Government's bicycle
repair staff to offer advice and demonstrations for novice and
experienced cyclists, and the UF Mountain Bike Club will attend.
Gainesville's Regional Transit System staff will offer opportunities
for participants to become familiar with routes, services and the
Gator Locator GPS tracking system. Those interested in learning
more about carpooling opportunities will be able to see live
demonstrations of the GreenRide ride matching service. Zipcar,
the car-sharing program on campus, will also be on display. For
questions or concerns with the One Less Car registration process
or other aspects of the One Less Car and Alternative
Transportation events, please contact Andrea Grossman at or Stephanie Sims at

Out-of-state job search program Sept. 1
Join the CCD for a program on conducting out-of-state job
searches with a focus on Atlanta and Washington, D.C. on
Tuesday, Sept. 1, at noon in HOL 345. Atlanta offers excellent
opportunities at major law firms. Washington, D.C. has offices for
most major law firms, many of which are involved in lobbying,
law, and opportunities for those interested in government
service. If you are willing to explore opportunities available
outside of Florida, please join us at this program where you will
learn critical strategies for increasing your marketability.

Career opportunities with the Department of Justice Sept.
Come hear Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney Jason
Whittemore on Sept. 2, at noon in HOL 345 discuss DOJ
opportunities with impending deadlines of Sept. 8. There are
multiple DOJ programs, including a paid summer law internship
program for 2 and 3Ls, the attorney honors programs for 3Ls
(the primary means to an entry-level position) as well as
volunteer internship opportunities within the agency for all levels.

Environmental Program potluck reception Sept. 3
There will be a potluck reception for all students and faculty with
an interest in environmental and land use law, at the home of
Professor Mary Jane Angelo on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. Bring
your favorite dish and get to know some students and faculty
who share your interests. Please RSVP to Lena Hinson at and let Lena know if you need directions of
Professor Angelo's home.

Warsaw, Poland exchange program interest meeting, Sept.
Are you interested in studying abroad for spring semester 2010
or 2011? Come learn about studying law abroad in Warsaw on
Sept. 3, at noon in HOL 354. Ewa Gmurzynska will be providing
first hand information as she is a member of University of
Warsaw law faculty. In addition, Polish students who now study
at UF will be available for your questions. Applications are due to
Michelle Ocepek in Student Affairs no later than 5 p.m. on
Monday, Sept. 21. If you are interested in studying abroad, check
out the UF Law Study Abroad Web site at
students/abroad/. You'll find the link to the Warsaw, Poland
exchange program as well as the student exchange application.

Environmental Moot Court tryouts: Application deadline
Sept. 18
Interested in environmental law? Want to hone your brief-writing
and appellate advocacy skills? Students in their second year can
try out for a coach position on the Environmental Moot Court
team which will represent UF at the National Environmental Moot
Court Competition in February 2010 in White Plains, New York.
The coach provides logistical support to this year's competition
team and attends the National Environmental Moot Court
Competition in February in a support role. The coach is also
automatically a member of the 2010-2011 competition team. 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
when you submit your material. Early application is encouraged.
Applicants are asked to sign up for an oral argument time slot at
the time of submitting their written material. Written applications
are due Friday, Sept. 18, by 4 p.m. in 319 Holland Hall. Oral
argument tryouts are scheduled the week of Sept. 21. For more
information, contact Lena Hinson at or 273-

News Briefs

Research assistant needed in Center for the Study of Race
and Race Relations
Research assistant needed to help
carry out the goals and mission of
the Center for the Study of Race
and Race Relations.
Responsibilities include
researching and writing articles for
the yearly newsletter, organizing
aspects of the center's programs
and events, participating in center-
sponsored activities, and providing administrative support.
Candidate must have excellent organizational and writing skills.
Contact Melissa Bamba at or 273-0614 to

Moot Court wins first place at the Florida Bar Convention
Justice Campbell Thornal Moot
Court executive board members,
Joshua Landsman, Philip Moring
and Kevin Combest won first place
at the Robert Orseck Memorial
Moot Court Competition at the

W annual Florida Bar Convention.
The convention was held this
summer in Orlando and was
attended by attorneys and judges from across the state. The
team competed in three rounds beating out the nine other Florida
law schools. In the final round, the team argued before all seven
Florida Supreme Court justices and prevailed over Florida
Coastal. Chief Justice Peggy Quince gave Philip Moring the Best
Oral Advocate Award. The issues in the competition included the
constitutionality of the qualified immunity statute for state
employees and the current state of the comparative negligence

Call for Student Recruitment Team applicants
The Office of Admissions is seeking
students, regardless of year, to
help bring the nation's top
candidates to the Levin College of
Law. Members of the team
conduct campus tours, participate
in panel discussions, discuss their
law school experiences with
prospective & admitted students
and travel to cities around the state and nation-wide for
recruitment purposes. As a member of the Student Recruitment
Team, you will be trained to answer inquiries from prospective
law students in regards to the admissions process as well as UF
Law. One to two hours per week is the minimum time
commitment for the program. If you are interested in becoming
part of the Student Recruitment Team, please contact Noemar
Castro at for an application form or more

Join the Running/Walking Club at UF Law
Got Stress? Combat it the healthy
way. Bring your running shoes,
and meet your fellow students and
a professor or two for a three-mile
run or walk around campus. The
Running/Walking Club meets on
Friday at 2 p.m. in the courtyard.
Contact Professor Lidsky at for more
information. All abilities welcome!

Get involved with Environmental and Land Use Law
The Environmental and Land Use
Law Program offers students many
opportunities to learn about this
exciting area of law and develop
relevant skills, by earning a
Certificate in Environmental and
Land Use Law, or enrolling in any
of the wide array of course
offerings, including the
Conservation Clinic, summer externships, and the Summer Study
Abroad in Costa Rica. In addition students can gain experience
and knowledge, broaden their networks, and get to know fellow
students and faculty by participating in the Environmental and
Land Use Law Society, the Environmental Moot Court Team, and
the Public Interest Environmental Conference. We will hold an
informational meeting about the available opportunities during
the spring semester. If you want to learn more now, please visit
our Web site at, or contact Lena Hinson at if you have specific questions or want to set up

an appointment with Director Alyson Flournoy.

Inn of Court accepting applications
The James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of
Court, which meets in Gainesville, is accepting
student applications for participation in the
esteemed American Inns of Court, a national
legal mentoring organization that teams law
students (pupils) with new lawyers
(associates), seasoned practitioners
(barristers), judges, and senior lawyers
(Masters of the Bench). The Inn meets six to
eight times per year. Selected students
participate in regular meetings, at no cost to student members.
Meetings include a mixer, dinner, and an educational program.
All group members of the Inn prepare and present programs
which address issues, techniques, problems, and ethics of the
practice of law. Student membership is an excellent opportunity
to work with, and observe, outstanding members of the legal
profession, while learning trial techniques and other essential
legal skills. Applications are available in the Legal Research &
Writing office. Deadline is Sept. 18. For more information, please
contact Senior Legal Skills Professor Diane Tomlinson at

New students: Get a tour of the library and a free gift bag
1. -" If you are a new student and did
not get an "official" library tour
during orientation or your first
week of school, please come see a
reference librarian and ask for a
tour. We'll tell you about printing,
scanners, copiers, and where the
good places are to study. You'll
get a gift bag and be entered in
our raffle for questionable and underwhelming prizes! Also, part
of the packet new students received is a technology survey. If
you have not completed the survey, please do so and return it to
the library. It should take less than 10 minutes to complete, and
it really helps us to understand your use of technology and your
needs for services and support.

Gators for Alternative Dispute Resolution
More disputes are settled out-of-
court than through litigation. Thus,
Gators for Alternative Dispute
Resolution seeks to enhance
students' knowledge and skills by
partnering them with faculty,
conflict resolution professionals,
talented practitioners and global student networks. We sponsor
discussions and forums featuring accomplished conflict resolution
specialists. Our parent organization, Mediators Beyond Borders,
provides valuable opportunities for scholarship and field work to
be conducted around the world. For information on GADR or to
become involved, please add GADR on TWEN, or contact Zarra
Elias at or Jennifer Leitner at

Fall library hours and holiday hours
SMonday Thursday, 7:30 a.m. -
11:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 am 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
(closed on home football game
days due to parking restrictions

and security issues)
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. 11:30 p.m.
Upcoming holiday hours: Labor Day weekend
Saturday 9/5: Closed (due to football game)
Sunday 9/6: Closed (in observance of Labor Day)
Monday 9/7: Open 1:00 p.m. 11:30 p.m.

Legal Information Center now on Twitter
In an effort to communicate better
with students, we'll post holiday
hours, and any policy changes or
news on our new Twitter page
@uflawlibrary. Also we hope you
Lg Ino n will use it to let us know when you
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