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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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Town hall meeting with the deans
answers students' questions
Boyarshinov explains life as in-house
counsel for Shands
First year students survive citations
Sokol edits new book Latin American
Competition Law and Policy
Faculty Scholarship and Activities

News Briefs

Conservation Clinic students paddle Gum
Securities Alternative Dispute Resolution
team places first in competition
UF Trial Team recognizes competing
Library hours change during holidays
Student appreciation prize drawing
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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First District Court of Appeals on Tuesday in the new Martin H.
Levin Advocacy Center at UF Law. (UF Law/ Charles Roop)

Immigration DREAM debate to be held at UF
Law Tuesday

Should undocumented immigrant
students who have lived in the U.
S. for at least five years and have
earned a high school diploma be
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

UF Law launches advocacy fund during Pro
Bono Week

The University of Florida Levin
College of Law kicked off National
Pro Bono Week on Monday, Oct.
26, with the announcement of the
Joseph W. Little Pro Bono Support
Fund. The fund will offset out-of-
pocket expenses incurred by
students who volunteer for pro
bono work, and was made possible
by a generous donation from Philip A. DeLaney (JD 73) and

Trivia Central

Blickensderfer. You won a golden
gator pin for answering last week's trivia
question correctly with champerty.
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 judge's order prohibiting
the attorneys and the parties to
a pending lawsuit or criminal
prosecution from talking to the
media or the public about the
case. The supposed intent is to
prevent prejudice due to pre-
trial publicity which would
influence potential jurors.

E-mail my answer

Career Development

Phyllis S. DeLaney (BDAE 92). The DeLaneys chose to honor
Little, UF Law professor emeritus, for his years of dedication to
public service, his pro bono work for local causes, and his
positive influence on students, including Philip DeLaney who is an
attorney with Scruggs & Carmichael in Gainesville, Fla.

Students: Important information about exam
delays and accommodations

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

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The examination period is fast
approaching and the Office of FlaLaw Online is published each week
Student Affairs is beginning to school is in session by the Levin College
organize for this time. The final of Law Communications Office:
Sexam period for the fall 2009 term
runs from Dec. 7 Dec. 18. The Katie Blasewitz
law school policy states that you Communications Coordinator
;,i may move an exam if you have Editor, FlaLaw Online
two (2) or more exams scheduled
on the same day (i.e. one exam scheduled at 8:30 a.m. on Dec. Debra Amirin, APR
8 and then another exam scheduled at 1 p.m. on Dec. 8) or for Communications Director
another accommodation.
READ MORE> Lindy Brounley
Associate Director
Immigration expert speaks to UF Law studentsEdit UFLA magazine
Scott Emerson
Should Mexican immigrants be put Senior Writer, Media Relations
to a different standard? Should
Mike Davis
illegal immigrants who attend
college or join the military be able Online Communications Coordinator,
to obtain permanent residency? Webmaster
These were two of the many
questions brought up in a wide Fredric G. Levin College of Law
ranging discussion held Friday 2500 SW 2nd Ave.
when the Immigration Law P.O. Box 117633
Association brought UCLA Law Professor Hiroshi Motomura to Gainesville, FL 32611
campus. Many of the questions Motomura answered came from
students, but the two aforementioned ones originally came from
the Obama-Biden Transition Team.

Town hall meeting with deans answers
students' questions

On Oct. 21, the law school deans
held the Levin College of Law's
first ever town hall meeting in
which students were able to ask
questions of Deans Robert Jerry,
Bill Page, Rachel Inman, and Linda
Calvert-Hanson. Presented by the
John Marshall Bar Association
(JMBA), and moderated by JMBA
President and law school Senator James Tyger, Jerry's opening
presentation was aimed at addressing many issues relevant to
the student body, including the opening of the new Martin H.
Levin Advocacy Center, the law school's virtual existence in
Second Life, minority enrollment, tuition hikes, and bar passage

Send Us News

Boyarshinov explains life as in-house counsel
for Shands

After graduating from the Levin
College of Law in 2007, Andrei
Boyarshinov did what most law
graduates expect to do. He joined
a large law firm as an associate to
begin his practice. What happened
after that, however, was more
unusual. Boyarshinov was given
an opportunity to work for Shands
HealthCare while still employed by the firm, an arrangement
referred to as a secondmentt," which he described as the lease of
an associate.

First year students survive citations

Imagine being stranded in a new
and unknown land-the land of
Bluebook citations. Your only
chance of survival requires you to
study and learn new and foreign
rules that often make no sense
and are difficult to find. Students
in Professor Stephanie Higgins'
Legal Research and Writing class
lived this reality while participating in "Survivor Citations."

Sokol edits new book Latin American
Competition Law and Policy

Professor Daniel Sokol of UF Law has edited
SI..I Latin American Competition Law and Policy
I." with Professor Eleanor Fox of NYU. Their book
offers an unparalleled analysis of the
emerging law and economics of competition
policy in Latin America. Nearly all Latin
American countries now have competition
laws and agencies to enforce them. Yet, these
laws and agencies are relatively young. They
argue that the relative youth of Latin
American competition agencies and the institutional and political
environment in which they operate limit the ability of agencies to
effectively address anti-competitive conduct. Competition policy
is a tool to overcome anti-market traditions in Latin America.
Effective competition policy is critical to assisting in the growth of
Latin American economies, their global competitiveness, and
improving the welfare of domestic consumers. This book provides
new region specific insights on how to better achieve these aims.
Their book contains contributions from a number of U.S.,
European and Latin American professors.

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

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

1L Open House Nov. 3
The CCD encourages all 1L's to drop by our "1L Open House" this
Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 10 2 in 244 Bruton Geer. During the
Open House, you will learn about the tools the CCD has to help
you build your career. Come to the Open House, enjoy some free
food, meet the staff, learn how to search for 1L summer
opportunities and sign up for a small group session with a CCD
counselor. It is not too soon to start thinking about your first
summer. In fact, certain application deadlines for 1L summer
opportunities are as soon as Dec. 1. For instance, the Securities
& Exchange Commission and the Miami-Dade County Attorney's
Office are both seeking 1L interns for the summer of 2010; the
application deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 1. Come and get the tools
to get the job you want!

"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.

Family Law Mediation Workshop by Dr. Tina Jaeckle on
Nov. 13
UF Law's Institute of Dispute Resolution, Gators for Alternative
Dispute Resolution (GADR), and the Family Law Society (FLS)
present Family Law Mediation Workshop by Dr. Tina Jaeckle.
Jaeckle is a social and behavioral science assistant professor at
Flagler College, as well as Florida Supreme Court certified family
and dependency mediator and approved primary trainer in both
areas. The workshop will focus on mediation in the context of
family law cases and will include a simulation exercise. The
workshop will take place at the law school in HOL 180 on Friday,
Nov. 13, from 1-3 p.m. A reception will follow from 3-4 p.m. The
event is limited to 100 students and pre-registration is required.
To pre-register please sign up for GADR's course page on TWEN -
the event can be found under the sign-up sheet tab. The deadline
for registration is Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. Participants will receive a
certificate of completion.

News Briefs

Conservation Clinic students paddle Gum Slough
Students and a few friends of the
UF Law Conservation Clinic took

advantage of a beautiful fall day to
paddle Gum Slough, one of
Florida's best kept paddling
secrets and scene of a recent clinic
project. In 2008-09 The Clinic
worked with the landowners of the
gum slough headspring and the Alachua Conservation Trust to
establish a conservation easement over the head spring,
permanently protecting it. To prepare for the trip former clinic
student, Jason Evans (PhD-SNRE) delivered a classroom lecture
on springs ecology and the impact of development. Evans
accompanied the clinic to the field and led them on a tour of the
headspring and a number of smaller springs that lace the

Securities Alternative Dispute Resolution team places first
in competition
On Oct. 17 and 18, the UF
a" Securities Alternative Dispute
Resolution (ADR) team competed
in the Securities ADR Triathlon at
St. John's University in Manhattan.
Christopher Pavilonis (LLM)
coached the team, which
comprised Michael Burns (2L),
John Montague (2L), and Jason
Yoepp (2L).

UF Trial Team recognizes competing members
The UF Trial Team would like to
recognize the members who
competed at the St. John's
University National Civil Rights
Trial Competition in Jamaica, N.Y.
last Thursday Saturday. Team
members were 3L's Danae
Dunkley, Josh Lukman, Joel
Medgebow and Kendall Ali. They
all performed superbly and advanced to the Semi-final round.

Library hours change during holidays
All students should be aware of the following dates in November
when library hours will be affected:

Wed., Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) Open 1p.m. -
11:30 p.m.

Open 7:30 a.
Wed., Nov. 25
m. 5:30 p.m.

Thurs.-Fri., Nov. 26-27

Sat., Nov. 28 (Home football

Sun., Nov. 29 (Regular hours) Open 10a.m.
11:30 p.m.

Extended library hours for the exam period will begin on Friday,
Dec. 4. The exam period schedule is below:

Student appreciation prize drawing winners:

SAutographed portrait of Dean Jerry Ashley Armstrong
Gator Snuggie Heather Harmer
Set of 2008 Florida Statutes Randy Martin
Set of 2008 Florida Statutes Guichard St. Surin
SSlap Chop Amanda Kotula
Gift certificate to Peach Valley Cafe ($10) Rachel Mervis
Gift certificate to Peach Valley Cafe ($5) Stephen Cox
Gift certificate to Peach Valley Cafe ($5) Abood Shebib
Gator Beanie Baby teddy bear Frank Mari
Gator Poncho Brooke Skaggs
Stainless steel water bottle Ramon Bueno Tizon

If you are a winner and have not claimed your prize, please see
Elizabeth Outler, Patti Morgan, Jessica de Perio Wittman, or
Renee Weatherholt in the library. Thanks to all the students who
participated in the drawing! We'll try to have more than one
snuggie next time!

Public Justice Foundation sponsoring 2010 Roscoe Hogan
Environmental Law Essay Contest
r c J 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
Be Cle ? Combustion to Sequestration. The
intent-to-enter form submission
L 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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