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
Alternate Title: Flalaw
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Creator: Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Levin College of Law
Publisher: College of Law Communications Office
Place of Publication: <Gainesville FL> College of Law Communications Office 1997-
Publication Date: September 14, 2009
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Naqan and McGinnis debate use of Panel, Sept. 17
Environmental Moot Court tryouts:
international law in interpreting U.S. Environmental Moot Court tryouts
Constitution Application deadline Sept. 18
Student health care information Got Etiquette? Sept29

John F. Avery Jones, special commissioner of Income Tax and
Chairman of VAT (Value-added Tax) and Duties Tribunals kicked
off the 2009 International Tax Law Symposium, held on Sept. 11,
at the Levin College of Law. (UF Law/ Joshua Lukman)

UF urges influenza vaccination to prevent University of Florida Constitution Day

spread of disease
Journal of Technology Law & Policy
welcomes new editorial board
Get involved with Environmental and
Land Use Law


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program to address the reach of U.S.
Constitutional protections to undocumented

S- Nearly every American has an
origin story one told to him
\.,l\ 'Ob\ since childhood, and one he
I eagerly repeats with glowing pride
;,, ., -- in which his ancestors fled a life
of adversity in a faraway place to
forge a better, more prosperous
life in America. These stories offer
each American his or her own
personal tie to overcoming insurmountable desperation through
fearless action, however tenuous that tie may be so many
generations later. Many Americans' ancestors came through Ellis
Island, lured by the Statue of Liberty which beckoned to them
like a siren: "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses
yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming
shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my
lamp beside the golden door." Now, in the midst of a xenophobic
public outcry at the influx of undocumented immigrants entering
the U.S., policymakers are struggling to develop immigration
regulation laws that placate the American people without shutting
the door on the American Dream.

Trivia Central

Good. You won a golden gator pin for
answering last week's trivia question
correctly with indemnity. Pick up your
prize in 287 Holland Hall.

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

A: A lawsuit brought to remove
a party who is occupying real
property. This is not the same
as an unlawful detainer
(eviction) suit against a non-
paying or unsatisfactory tenant.
It is against someone who has
tried to claim title to the

E-mail my answer

Career Development

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NeWS BriefS

International tax law symposium addresses
future of international tax policy

The 2009 International Tax Law
Symposium, held on Sept. 11, at
the Levin College of Law, offered
students, faculty, and interested
alumni the opportunity to hear
Scholarly presentations from an
internationally diverse group of
presenters concerning a wide
range of topics concerning both
the history and the future of international tax law policy. The
symposium also included UF Law professors Yariv Brauner,
Charlene Luke, and Paul McDaniel serving as commentators. John
F. Avery Jones, a native Briton and current special commissioner
of Income Tax and Chairman of VAT (Value-added Tax) and
Duties Tribunals, kicked off the International Tax Law Symposium
with his presentation titled, "Understanding the OECD Model Tax
Convention: The Lessons of History," in which he chronicled the
history surrounding the delicate yet arduous task of drafting
international policy.

Nagan and McGinnis debate use of
international law in interpreting U.S.

The Supreme Court of the United
S States has turned to foreign and
international law in recent major
Cases, but many critics question
bringing other country's law into
the United States' constitutional
jurisprudence. Professor John
McGinnis, an international and
constitutional law scholar from
Northwestern Law School debated the issue with UF Law's
Professor Winston Nagan on Wednesday. The Federalist Society
sponsored the event. McGinnis started the debate off by bringing
up the court's use of foreign law in Lawrence v. Texas, which
gave citizens the right to consensual homosexual intercourse.
McGinnis argued even if the court does not entirely base its
decision on international standards, it's still inappropriate for the
Court to give international and foreign law any weight.

Student health care information

Registered UF students, are
eligible for services provided by
the Student Health Care Center
(SHCC). The mandatory health fee
(paid when your tuition is paid)
includes professional office visits
with the SHCC medical and
nursing staff. Any charges incurred
at the SHCC, including lab, x-ray,
medications, casts, crutches, supplies, etc., or referrals to
hospital emergency rooms are your financial responsibility.
Although the main location is located on Fletcher Dr. next to the
Florida Gym and the Racquet Club near the stadium, there is a

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

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

Mike Davis
Online Communications Coordinator,

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


convenient satellite clinic at Corry Village in Building 278,
Apartment 12 near the law school. For additional information
regarding the SHCC and the services they provide, please visit:

University of Florida campus activities

The University of Florida also
offers a variety of social and
Extracurricular activities. The
.. ...... Center for Performing Arts
features Broadway touring
productions, operas, ballet,
symphony orchestras and
worldfamous performers, while
local venues offer first-class
theater and popular productions. UF's Gator football, basketball
and other top-ranked men's and women's athletic programs offer
an exciting array of activities.

Faculty in the news

Hernandez-Truyol was quoted in The
Independent Florida Alligator in regards to UF
Law being named in the top 10 colleges for
"As one of four Hispanic tenured or tenure
track faculty members at the law college,
Hernandez-Truyol cited the importance of a
diverse teaching staff and student body in the
recruitment process.
'There are a series of factors that students
care about when they choose a school: ranking, cost, reputation,
success rates, employment rates,' Hernandez-Truyol said. 'But,
all things equal, Latina and Latino students probably gravitate to
a place that offers them all kinds of role models."'
Faculty Scholarship & Activities >

Upcoming Events

Different Practice Areas: Litigation vs. Transactional, Sept.
What does a transactional lawyer do? Does s/he have a less
confrontational job than a litigator? Join Karen Miller and Rob
Birrenkott, two of our newest Center for Career Development
attorney counselors who have a wealth of practice experience, on
Tuesday, Sept. 15, at noon in room 345, to learn about practice
areas you never thought about and to discuss what you need to
know about litigation and transactional law. Pizza will be

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on Sept. 15, the anniversary of
independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El
Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition,
Mexico declared its independence on Sept. 16, and Chile on Sept.
18. The Hispanic and Latino/a Law Student Association will
commemorate the beginning of HHM next Tuesday at noon in
HOL 382. A panel of Levin Hispanic professors will join in a panel

to speak about their experiences related to the Hispanic culture
and the legal profession. The panelists are professors Hernandez,
Malavet, Perea, and Sokol. Come join HLLSA throughout the
month while we celebrate!

Careers in lobbying, Sept. 16
Some of the most interesting legal jobs are in lobbying. Many of
them offer a sense of personal and professional fulfillment and
almost all offer a work-life balance that makes them desirable.
Please join our discussion on Sept. 16, at noon in room 345,
where Professor Lea Johnston will share her experiences as
deputy director and advocate for the Maryland Public Interest
Research Group, and Karen Miller will share her perspectives as a
New York consumer advocate. Come learn about the types of
opportunities available and tips to landing these exciting and
rewarding jobs.

Restoration of Civil Rights training, Sept. 17
The Restoration of Civil Rights Project is having a training session
on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in HOL 285D. The Restoration
of Civil Rights Project is volunteer group based out of the law
school that helps members of the community with felony
convictions apply to have their civil rights, including the right to
vote, restored. The RCR group provides application assistance at
workshops held once a month. RCR is a low-commitment way for
law students to make a difference in the community. If you plan
to attend the training session, contact Amy Wessel at

ACS Constitution Day ConLaw Speaker Panel, Sept. 17
Join ACS on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. in HOL 345 for a
constitutional law speaker panel with Professors Danaya Wright,
Diane Mazur, and Juan Perea. Following a brief message made by
the ACS chapter president clarifying what the ACS is, each
panelist will give a 6-8 minute introduction about their interest in
Constitutional scholarship, as well as perhaps what they see as
the main issues) facing the judiciary in the ensuing years
regarding Constitutional interpretation. Then the forum will open
up for a brief Q&A session with the panelists/attendees. Food will
be provided, but only for those who intend on staying for the
entire meeting.

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-

Got Etiquette? Sept. 29
Come enjoy a three-course meal with Catie Witherspoon, a
consultant with Skalaski Consulting, on Sept. 29, at 5:45 p.m. at
the Hillel House. Learn about proper etiquette during an interview
or reception, breaking into an ongoing conversation, and
connecting other professionals. In this economy, it is vital you set
yourself apart from the rest. We can show you how! Hosted by
UF FAWL and the Center for Career Development and co-
sponsored by JMBA. Pick up tickets in the JMBA office for $14.

News Briefs

UF urges influenza vaccination to prevent spread of disease
Personnel from the UF Student Health Care Center will be
administering seasonal flu vaccinations on the law campus in the
faculty dining room in Bruton-Geer Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 16,
from 2-4 p.m. Students, faculty and staff can also go to the
SHCC and get a flu shot Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
or 1-4 p.m. The cost is $5 for students, and $25 for faculty and
staff. Cash or checks will be accepted onsite. Please note that
this is the seasonal flu vaccine and it is not expected to protect
against the H1N1 virus. An H1N1 vaccine is not yet available but
is expected to be available later this fall. Per the UF Student
Health Care Center Web site, UF students and staff who fall into
the high risk category are encouraged to get a seasonal flu shot.
High-risk individuals include the following:

Persons with chronic illness like asthma, diabetes and
Persons age 50 and older
Health care workers and health care students with direct
patient contact (Health care workers should read the
common misperceptions sheet created by the National
Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)).
SPregnant women
Household contacts or caregivers of children < 6 months
of age
Household contacts or persons caring for a family member
with cancer or any disease that causes

Journal of Technology Law & Policy welcomes new
editorial board
The Journal of Technology Law &
Policy (JTLP) is a scholarly legal
journal published biannually that is
devoted to the discussion of
relevant technology issues
including, patents, copyrights,
trademarks, trade secrets,
antitrust, information privacy, and
computer law. Since its founding
in fall 1995, the journal has steadily become one of the foremost
national intellectual property and technology law academic
publications. JTLP would like to congratulate and welcome its fall
2009 editorial board: Logan Gans, editor-in-chief; Andrew
Carrabis, assistance editor-in-chief; Zarra Elias, managing editor;
Kevin Wagner, assistant managing editor; Mike Singer, articles
editor; Cary Aronovitz, senior research editor; Dana Disano,
senior research editor; Regina Frein, junior research editor;
Ikuko Ikeda, junior research editor; Kimberly Thomas, junior
research editor; Alex Vita, junior research editor; Kirsten Morgan,
student works editor; Jared Seff, galleys editor; Chris Ramsey,

galleys editor.

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.

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