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
Levin College of Law
Publisher: College of Law Communications Office
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Publication Date: October 26, 2009
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healthcare discussion
Bibas and Stinneford debate involving
emotions in death penalty decisions
UF Law professors discuss "Women in
the Legal Profession"
Rothenberg addresses enforcing tax law
in the U.S.
Faculty Scholarship and Activities

News Briefs

Public Justice Foundation sponsoring
2010 Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law
Essay Contest
Center for the Study of Race and Race
Relations Summer 2010 Yegelwel


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Law students run across the front lawn in a three-legged race
during Thursday's JMBA Field Day. (UF Law/ Scott Emerson)

UF Law students summoned to court

UF Law students interested in
observing and interacting with
members of the First District Court of
Appeals are asked to convene in the
new Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center
this Tuesday and Wednesday.

Study abroad with UF Law in Costa Rica,
France or South Africa

Deadlines are quickly approaching
for UF Law's summer study
abroad programs. With programs
in San Jose, Costa Rica; Cape
Town, South Africa; and
INHontpellier and Paris, France,
students who study abroad gain
international experience and exposure and a distinguishing edge
in today's competitive job market. UF Law jointly sponsors the
ABA-approved summer law programs with the University of Costa
Rica, University of Cape Town and University of Montpellier.

Immigration DREAM debate to be held at UF
Law Nov. 3

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students who have lived in the U.
S. for at least five years and have
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Phi Delta Phi Blood Drive Oct. 28 & 29
The Health Care Law Society hosts
associate general counsel for Shands
HealthCare Oct. 28
Pro Bono Fair Oct. 29
Library holding student appreciation prize
drawing on Oct. 29
Immigration Law Association hosts
"Immigration Outside the Law" Oct. 30
"Getting Your Student Loan Forgiven"
Association of Law and Business to host
Honorable Paul George Hyman Jr., Nov. 4
Glasser Barbecue Nov. 10
The Center for the Study of Race and
Race Relations book discussion group
Nov. 12

Trivia Central

Kovecses. You won a golden gator pin
for answering last week's trivia question
correctly with proxy. 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: An agreement between the
party suing in a lawsuit
(plaintiff) and another person,
usually an attorney, who agrees
to finance and carry the lawsuit
in return for a percentage of the

given lawful permanent resident
status? That is the topic for a Nov.
3 panel discussion being held at
the UF College of Law. From noon
to 1:30 p.m. in the Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial Classroom (HOL 180), representatives from
both the pro and con of this issue will debate the Development,
Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. In 2000, a
version of this bill was unable to gain enough support to pass in
the House and Senate. This year, the legislation has been

American Constitution Society holds
healthcare discussion

SOn Oct. 21, The American
Constitutional Society at the Levin
College of Law sponsored a panel
discussion exploring the current
state of the United States'
... healthcare system and posing the
... J question of why it matters,
S:iii cleverly titled "How's your Health?
k Care?" The panel included Dr.
Robert Hatch, associate professor and director of medical
education at the University of Florida College of Medicine; Dr.
Nancy Hardt, professor with the Department of Pathology,
Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine and the Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology and senior associate dean for External
Affairs at the University of Florida College of Medicine; John
Reiss, associate professor at the Department of Epidemiology and
Health Policy Research and Department of Pediatrics and
associate professor with the Institute for Child Health Policy at
the University of Florida; and Dr. Mona AI-Amin, assistant
professor at the College of Public Health and Health Professions
at the University of Florida.

Bibas and Stinneford debate involving
emotions in death penalty decisions

While many commentators argue
that we should separate our
emotions from how we punish
criminals, Professor Stephanos
Bibas thinks we should put
emotion back into the capital
punishment debate. "I think that
the separation of emotions from
reason misconceives what it
means to have appropriate moral judgment in punishment," said
Bibas, professor of law and criminology at the University of
Pennsylvania School of Law, who spoke about the death penalty
at an event hosted by the Federalist Society. "It has to do with
the symbolism or the gravity, the message that is sent, the
lesson that people feel is taught."

UF Law professors discuss "Women in the
Legal Profession"

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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

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,

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The car brakes screeched while
the cab skidded to a stop on the
winding West Virginia mountain
road. The driver looked back in
astonishment while processing
what he had just heard his
passenger say. "You a lady
lawyer?!" he asked. "I never met a
lady lawyer before." This
experience, related by UF Law Professor Berta Henandez-Truyol,
was one of many shared by female faculty on Tuesday, as the
Florida Association for Women Lawyers and Law Association for
Women hosted "Women in the Legal Profession."

Rothenberg addresses enforcing tax law in
the U.S.

"Tax is not all that dry," Gilbert
Rothenberg insisted to his
audience at the Levin College of
Law. Certainly, Rothenberg should
know. In his presentation titled,
"Protecting the Fisc: The Tax
Division's Role in Enforcing the
Nation's Tax Laws," Rothenberg
spoke as part of the Levin College
of Law's Graduate Tax Program's Speaker Enrichment Series. He
is currently chief of the appellate section of the tax division and
acting deputy assistant attorney general of the U.S. Department
of Justice.

Faculty Scholarship and Activities

The UF law faculty is comprised of
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
Faculty scholarship & activities >

Upcoming Events

Family Law Certificate Information Meeting Oct. 26
The Center on Children & Families will hold its semiannual
information/orientation meeting on Monday Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. in
room 285A. All students are invited to attend. Have you ever
thought about practicing family law or children's law? You won't
want to miss this opportunity to find out more about our program
and opportunities in this area. Family Law Certificate Students:
Next week begins registration priority for students currently
enrolled in the Family Law Certificate Program. Please see Debbie
Willis in HOL 368A to schedule an appointment. Graduating
students in the Family Law Program can also schedule an
appointment to ensure all requirements for the certificate have
been met. Check us out at

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.

School supplies collection for the children of South
America Oct. 19-Nov. 13
ILS and HLLSA are currently collecting school supplies for poor
children in South America. Most of us have spare items at home
we no longer use, please do not throw these items away. There
are people on this world that need these items and the children
will be very glad to have some school supplies because that way
they can go to school. The donated school supplies will also help
children be out of the dangerous streets. ILS and HLLSA will
bring the collected items to Children Beyond our Borders, and
this organization will take care of shipping the Items to South
America. Children Beyond our Borders headquarters of
Gainesville gather supplies throughout the school year and take
the items directly during the summer. The "Crossing Border
Service Trip" has been done for the past six years; students from
University of Florida travel to Colombia to bring the supplies
raised during the school year to poor kids in need of these
supplies. The collection box is located inside the law school

Career Opportunities with the First DCA Oct. 27
Come and learn about career opportunities with the Florida First
District Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at noon in HOL
345. Please join Linda Bulecza, director of staff of attorneys for
the First DCA, to find out what you need to know about applying
for state judicial clerkships and staff attorney positions. Pizza will
be provided.

Phi Delta Phi Blood Drive Oct. 28 & 29
Phi Delta Phi is sponsoring a blood drive with Life South on
campus Oct. 28 & 29. Everyone is strongly encouraged to come
out and donate. The need for blood in our nation's hospitals is
greater than ever, and your donation could save a life. Please
join us in our efforts to alleviate our nation's blood shortage, and
provide blood to those in need.

The Health Care Law Society hosts associate general
counsel for Shands HealthCare Oct. 28
The Health Care Law Society presents Andrei Boyarshinov,
associate general counsel for Shands HealthCare. Boyarshinov
will talk about healthcare law and what it is like to be in-house
counsel for Shands Legal. If you want to know what it takes to be
a healthcare lawyer, please come listen to the presentation.
Bonita Young, will also hold a Lexis training session on how to
research healthcare law in Lexis. This event will be Wednesday,
Oct. 28, at noon in the faculty dining room. Pizza will be

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.

Immigration Law Association hosts "Immigration Outside
the Law" Oct. 30
The Immigration Law Association welcomes esteemed Professor
Hiroshi Motomura on Friday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. in HOL 285A.
Professor Motomura will be speaking about his latest article,
"Immigration Outside the Law." Hiroshi Motomura is an influential
scholar and teacher of immigration and citizenship law. He is a co-
author of two immigration-related casebooks: Immigration and
Citizenship: Process and Policy (now in its sixth edition), and
Forced Migration: Law and Policy, published in 2007. His book,
Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and
Citizenship in the United States, published in 2006 by Oxford
University Press, won the Professional and Scholarly Publishing
Award from the Association of American Publishers as the year's
best book in Law and Legal Studies, and was chosen by the U.S.
Department of State for its Suggested Reading List for Foreign
Service Officers. Please e-mail to RSVP for
the event.

"Getting Your Student Loan Forgiven" Nov. 4
The Florida Bar Foundation Public Interest Law Fellows, the
Association for Public Interest Law, and the UF Center for
Governmental Responsibility are pleased to present "Getting Your
Student Loan Forgiven." Please join us on Nov. 4, at noon in HOL
360, to learn about the new College Cost Reduction and Access
Act (CCRAA). The CCRAA is a complicated piece of legislation
that, if you take advantage of, it can help you get your college
and law school student debt forgiven. During this presentation we
will cover which jobs qualify, which loans are covered, and how
to earn forgiveness. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn
how to make this new legislation work for you! Free food and
drinks will be provided.

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,

Glasser Barbecue Nov. 10
The Levin College of Law is holding a free barbecue for all
students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 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. 10.

The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations book
discussion group Nov. 12
Are you free to choose the race of your spouse, your child,
yourself? Does a biracial child from Louisiana belong with the
black family who wants to adopt her or in the indifferent foster
care system that has classified her as white? What does
American law say about interracial intimacies? Join the Center for
the Study of Race and Race Relations book discussion group to
discuss Interracial Intimacies by Randall Kennedy on Nov. 12, at
7 p.m. in HOL 370D. Please RSVP as space is limited. To sign-up
email Jamie at Free book available to first
five who sign-up! Read chapters 9 & 10 and come ready to
discuss or just listen.

News Briefs

Public Justice Foundation sponsoring 2010 Roscoe Hogan
Environmental Law Essay Contest
or l 4 i J C The Public Justice Foundation is
sponsoring the 2010 Roscoe
Hogan Environmental Law Essay
S Contest. The topic is Can Coal Be
Clean? Litigation Remedies for
Coal Contamination from Mining to
Combustion to Sequestration. The
intent-to-enter form submission
Deadline is Jan. 29, 2010 and the
essay submission deadline is March 31, 2010. If you have any
questions, please contact Cassandra R. Goings at 202-797-8600
or For more information visit http://
www. publiciustice. net/What-We-Do/Awards/Law-School-Essay-

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.

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