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mail search with e-discovery class
Hernandez-Truyol elected to membership
in American Law Institute

News Briefs

Honor Committee congratulates new
Libraries to hold activities to support
Open Access Week, Oct. 19-23
Journal of International Law welcomes
new members



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witness Henrique Ramos (right) during Thursday's Trial Team
Final Four. Hogan and Goodwin, the defense, won the Best
Overall Team award. Jessica Kennedy and Michael Quintero
represented the plaintiff and Justice Jorge LaBarga presided.

First District Court of Appeals to hold
arguments at UF Law

UF Law students and faculty
interested in observing and
interacting with members of the
First District Court of Appeals need
look no further than their own
campus. On Oct. 27 and 28, oral
arguments will be given in the new
Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center
or the Bailey Courtroom,
depending on the center's completion. The eight cases ranging
from product liability to public-records request will be heard on
Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon and at 2 p.m. Arguments for
Wednesday will begin at 9 a.m.

Death penalty debates held at law school this
Wednesday and Saturday

The death penalty is as
controversial of an issue as you'll
find, with reasonable minds on
both sides sharply disagreeing
with one another. Both sides of
the debate will be presented this
week as the Federalist Society and
Gainesville Citizens for
Alternatives to the Death Penalty
both hold events at the law school. On Wednesday, the Federalist

National Pro Bono Week Kickoff
Breakfast & Orange Ribbon Campaign
Oct. 26
Pro Bono Fair Oct. 29
Library holding student appreciation prize
drawing on Oct. 29
Glasser Barbecue Nov. 3
Association of Law and Business to host
Honorable Paul George Hyman Jr., Nov. 4

Trivia Central

Leytham. You won a golden gator pin
for answering last week's trivia question
correctly with perjury. 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: Someone who is authorized
to serve in one's place at a
meeting, particularly with the
right to cast votes; or the
written authority given to
someone to act or vote in
someone's place.

E-mail my answer

Career Development

Society will present "The Case for the Death Penalty: Why Capital
Punishment is a Moral Imperative." Speaking at the event will be
University of Pennsylvania School of Law Professor Stephanos
Bibas, with University of Florida Law Professor John Stinneford
providing commentary.

Prominent family law expert shines light on
Weyrauch scholarship

In a posthumous tribute to UF law
professor and lecture series
namesake, Walter Weyrauch, a
renowned family law professor and
former colleague credited
Weyrauch's many years of
scholarship as the impetus for
positive change in the area of
family law. "In the 1950s, family
law was an aspiration," said Sanford N. Katz, the Darald and
Juliet Libby Chair at Boston College Law School and speaker for
the fourth annual Center on Children and Families Weyrauch
Distinguished Lecture in Family Law. "But today, due in part to
the work of Professor Weyrauch, it has become a reality."

Student Profile: Wilbert Vancol

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

For someone who was doing everything he Mike Davis
could to avoid law school, 2L Wilbert Vancol Online Communications Coordinator,
has accomplished quite a bit since starting law Webmaster
school in 2008 at Florida A&M. Vancol was
named the best oralist and won the team
competition with partner Christa Diaz in UF's Fredric G.n College of Law
Moot Court Final Four this year. But it took a P.O. Box 117633
few years for Vancol to even convince himself Gainesville, FL 32611
to go to law school. "I took three years off. I
did everything under the sun," Vancol said. "I
was a marketing rep, I was a real estate agent. I did everything
you could think of. I was in speech and debate since high school,
so most of my friends went to law school and I just heard the
horror stories about your 1L year. I didn't know if I wanted to put
myself through that. But eventually, it just kept calling and

Electronic discovery expert discusses e-mail
search with e-discovery class

Electronic discovery expert Jason
.. R. Baron returned to UF Law to
I speak to UF's e-discovery class on
Wednesday. Baron, the National
Archives' director of litigation since
May 2000, is responsible for
overseeing all litigation-related
activities confronting the National
SArchives, including complex
federal court litigation involving access to federal and presidential
records in the National Archives' custody. Baron's lecture focused
on one of his favorite topics in e-discovery search and how we
can get better at it. Baron said there are huge problems with


keyword searches in e-discovery cases.

Hernandez-Truyol elected to membership in
American Law Institute

Berta Esperanza Hernandez-Truyol was
elected to membership in the American Law
Institute. She is one of the 11 members of the
faculty who are ALI members, according to
the ALI Web site. Keep up with what faculty
are 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

Grab the Baton to Success Oct. 20
Speaker Susan Gainen brings 16 years of law school career
services experience, six years as a legal search consultant in
addition to previous law and management experience. Join her
on Oct. 20, at noon in HOL 345. Sandwiches provided by the
CCD. 1Ls: Before you send your first resume, before you shake
your first hand, you need to establish your professional persona.
2Ls & 3Ls: You've had a summer job, externship, clerkship or
you have clinic experience representing clients. Take that
knowledge to the next step. Even if you don't know what you
want to do 10 years from now (or even next summer), and
haven't decided on a public, private, corporate, traditional, non-
traditional or alternative legal career, every step you take needs
to enhance your credibility and to polish every aspect of your
professionalism. Program continues in HOL 359 at 1 p.m. for
those who can stay and desire additional information.

L.A.W."Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" Oct. 24
The Law Association for Women (L.A.W.) is putting together a
team for the American Cancer Society walk, "Making Strides
Against Breast Cancer." This walk raises awareness and money
for research to help find a cure for breast cancer. The walk takes
place on Oct. 24. If you would like to be a part of the walk, or if
you would like to be part of the fund raising effort, join our team
by going to our Web site.

Call Out Against Domestic Violence Oct. 5-29
The Family Law Society (FLS) will be collecting old cell phones
and their accompanying chargers for victims of domestic
violence. Even though a cell phone is disconnected, it is still
capable of calling 911 in case of an emergency. Since many
victims do not have cell phones, your old phone may help save a
life. So please "Call Out Against Domestic Violence" by bringing
your old cell phones to our box in the lobby of the library from
Oct. 5-29.

Town Hall Meeting with the deans Oct. 21
Do you have any questions for the administration? Concerns
about the law school that you want to share? Come join JMBA for
a Town Hall Style meeting with the deans on Oct. 21, at noon in
HOL 270. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

How's your" ACS Health Care Reform
Discussion Panel Oct. 21
Join the American Constitution Society (ACS) on Wednesday, Oct.
21, at noon in HOL 360 to learn from those know best about the
current status of health care in our country, why things must
change, and how they will. Also, learn about the mechanisms by
which such change occurs in our country; legislation. The event
will feature professors with expertise in public health, economics
and medicine. Publix subs will provided after the event for

Careers in Intellectual Property Law Oct. 22
The Intellectual Property & Technology Law Assoc. has teamed
up with the CCD to bring Jim Parker, Esq. to campus to discuss
career opportunities in intellectual property law. This is a great
opportunity for students to learn how to advance their career
goals in this field from a board certified practitioner. Please join
us on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. in HOL 345. Pizza provided by
the CCD.

National Pro Bono Week Kickoff Breakfast & Orange
Ribbon Campaign Oct. 26
Come and enjoy coffee & bagels and speak with other students
and faculty concerned about the legal needs of indigent and
underserved communities on Oct. 26, at 8:30 a.m. in the Schott
Courtyard. Don't forget to pick up your orange Pro Bono Week
ribbons! Help UF Law raise awareness about the need for support
of pro bono services through financial contributions, volunteerism
and advocacy throughout this week.

Pro Bono Fair Oct. 29
Meet representatives from local pro bono and public interest
organizations, including Southern Legal Counsel, Guardian Ad
Litem Program, Florida Institutional Legal Services, Teen Court
and the Restoration of Civil Rights Project on Oct. 29, from 10 a.
m. to 2 p.m. in the Schott Courtyard. Representatives from the
Association of Public Interest Law & the CCD will also be tabling.
Hours donated to these organizations may qualify you for a pro
bono certificate at graduation.
Visit for
more information on the Pro Bono Project.

Library holding student appreciation prize drawing on Oct.
The library will have a student appreciation prize drawing on Oct.
29. Many students who have taken an "official" tour or who have
used the library this semester have been entered in the raffle.
Many strange and fun prizes will be given away. Students who
want to enter the drawing can come to the reference desk and
ask for a library tour and an entry card. If you've been using the
library to do research for a class, for a paper, for law review or a
journal, for a job, or any other reason, you've earned an entry
card -- come to see Patti Morgan, Jessica de Perio Wittman, or
Elizabeth Outler, and tell them how you've been using the library
and sign up for the drawing.

Glasser Barbecue Nov. 3
The Levin College of Law is holding a free barbecue for all
students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 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 barbecue. They hope the
events will sponsor a greater sense of community 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 from UF in
1972. Please come and enjoy the food on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Association of Law and Business to host Honorable Paul
George Hyman Jr. Nov. 4
The Association of Law and Business will be hosting the
Honorable Paul George Hyman Jr., chief judge for the Bankruptcy
Court for the Southern District of Florida on Nov. 4, at noon.
Judge Hyman has represented debtors, creditors and trustees in
all types of bankruptcy proceedings in private practice before
assuming his present position as United States Bankruptcy Judge
for the Southern District. He has presided over many notable
cases including Southeast Banking Corp., SunCruz Casinos, LLC,
and Burt Reynolds Production, Inc., and serves as the co-
chairperson of the Bankruptcy Judicial Liaison Committee of the
Business Law Section of The Florida Bar. Please join the
Association of Law and Business as Judge Hyman presents a
judicial perspective on the Chrysler bankruptcy case. If you have
any questions, please contact the ALB president, Kerstin Morgan,

News Briefs

Libraries to hold activities to support Open Access Week,
Oct. 19-23
Tl The George A. Smathers Libraries
'll ~is planning a week of activities in
support of Open Access (OAi.
Open Access is a growing
international movement that uses
the Internet to throw open the
locked doors that once hid
knowledge. It encourages the
unrestricted sharing of research
results with everyone, everywhere, for the advancement and
enjoyment of science and society. All programs are free and open
to the public.

Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations Summer
2010 Yegelwel Fellowship
The Fellowship provides a $4,000
stipend to a UF Law student to
participate in a Summer Fellowship
Program at the Anti-Defamation
League, Florida Regional Office in
Boca Raton. A generous gift from
UF Law alumnus Evan Yegelwel,
who graduated in 1980, has made
this Fellowship possible. Mr.
Yegelwel is a partner in the Jacksonville, Florida law firm of
Brown, Terrell, Hogan, Ellis, McClamma, and Yegelwel.

Honor Committee congratulates new representatives
The UF Levin College of Law Honor
Committee congratulates new
representatives elected by the 1L
Class on Oct. 30. Representing the
Class of 2012 are Elbert Martin,
Kathryn Kimball, David Hassan,

Anitra Raiford, and Caroline loan
(Kay) Picart. The Levin College of
Law honor code represents a commitment by students to adhere
to the highest degree of ethical integrity. The Honor Committee
administers the honor code and is composed of law students, two
faculty advisors, and Dean Rachel Inman. If you have questions
about the honor code or Honor Committee please contact Erin
Swick, Honor Committee Chairman, at

Journal of International Law welcomes new members
The Florida Journal of International Law is proud to welcome its
newest members to the journal: Jennifer Thomas, Randy Martin,
Paul Humbert, Jessica Farah, Francisco Serrano, Diana Korn, and
Stephanie Ambs.

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