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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News Briefs

UF Moot Court team beats out Georgia at
annual competition
Just Games! and professor auction raise
money for scholarships and at-risk teens
Public Interest Loan Forgiveness
Levin College of Law Art Law Society's
Faculty and Student Art Show
Library hours change during holidays
There is a new way to get old exams
Congratulations the 2009 Moustache
Hurricane emergency information


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Associate Dean Rachel Inman plays Scategories with students
during the annual Just Games fundraiser that benefits the APIL
Fellowship. (UF Law/ Joshua Lukman)
View photo gallery>

Virtual law mini conference offers students a
connection to real world legal experts

I II University of Florida Levin College
of Law professor Michelle Jacobs is
taking her class to the edge. The
S cutting edge, that is. Jacobs is one
of a handful of U.S. law professors
experimenting with a relatively
new computer technology called
Second Life. "Second Life is a
virtual world that allows users to
create an avatar, an animated character or persona, to enter in
and network with other avatars in 3-D worlds that include
everything from courtrooms to classrooms," Jacobs said.

Cape Town, South Africa program still
accepting applications

UF Law will now be offering our
annual South Africa program this
coming summer from June 10 -
July 9, 2009. This ABA-accredited
.six credit study abroad opportunity
will consist of three two-credit
A courses: Law and Politics in South
Africa (Prof. Nunn), Comparative
Constitutional Law (Prof. Rush),
and Introduction to South African Law (Prof. Paleker and other
South African professors).

Trivia Central

Vazquez. You won a golden gator pin
for answering last week's trivia question
correctly with gag order. 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 investigation and/or a
hearing held by the coroner
when there is a violent death
either by accident or homicide,
the cause of death is not
immediately clear, there are
mysterious circumstances
surrounding the death, or the
deceased was a prisoner.

E-mail my answer

Career Development

Bankruptcy chief judge discusses Chrysler

While practice in many areas of
SII- the law has shrunk in light of the
S L recent economy, bankruptcy has
I boomed, bringing widespread
attention and scrutiny. Chrysler's
1 filing for bankruptcy has been
drawn special attention, both for
what it means to the American
economy, as well as for how it was
decided. To shed light on the matter, the Association of Law and
Business invited Bankruptcy Chief Judge Paul Hyman of the
Southern District of Florida to speak to students on Wednesday.

Pound Puppies developer discusses
intellectual property with UF law students

As former Vice President of Pound
Puppies and co-developer of a
slew of other winning products,
Paul von Mohr can certainly be
described as a successful
businessman. Sponsored by the
Intellectual Property Law

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

l Association, von Mohr spoke to the
Levin College of Law on Nov. 6, Mike Davis
and explained how an idea becomes a product and how a product Online Commu
becomes a sales phenomenon. Von Mohr even expanded the Webmaster
services of his business, Rise and Shine Ventures, to include
assisting new up-and-coming entrepreneurs in experiencing the FredricG. Levin
same level of success that von Mohr has enjoyed. 2500 SW 2nd Av
READ MORE> P.O. Box 11763;
Gainesville, FL 3

Panelists debate controversial DREAM Act

Jose Luis Marantes would like to
introduce you to his friend Sam.
Sam is not real, but there are
many Sams. "Sam is a young
person who arrived here at the
age of five, was brought here with
his family, wasn't really sure
l v where he was going," said
Marantes, a founding board
member and programming chair of the United We Dream

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

nications Coordinator,

College of Law


activities, as well as their media appearances.
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

First Amendment jurisprudence speaker Nov. 10
All law students are cordially invited by The Journal of Law and
Public Policy to a discussion on First Amendment jurisprudence
presented by Professor Clay Calvert on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at
noon, location TBA. Professor Calvert, a Brechner Eminent
Scholar in Mass Communication, will be speaking on his
upcoming article, "Personalizing First Amendment Jurisprudence:
Shifting Audiences & Imagined Communities To Determine
Message Protection In Obscenity, Fighting Words And

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.

Multinational Corporations and International Taxation
Issues Nov. 12
The International Law Society, Association for Law and Business,
and Association for Tax Law welcome Professor Antonio Vazquez
del Rey from the University of Navarra School of Law in
Pamplona, Spain to speak on the topic of "Multinational
Corporations and International Taxation Issues" on Thursday,
Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. in HOL 283. Professor Vazquez del Rey has
been teaching the course "Multinational Corporations" at UF Law
this semester as part of the Foreign Enrichment Program.
Although Friday will be the last day of his course, Professor
Vazquez del Rey has graciously agreed to take time on Thursday
to discuss how the consideration of international tax laws plays
into the choice of country in which to incorporate as well as what

type of corporation to form. There will be time for questions and
refreshments will be served.

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

UF Moot Court team beats out Georgia at annual
The Florida-Georgia football game
wasn't the only victory for the
Gators over Halloween weekend.
Another important victory was the
one the Levin College of Law Moot
Court team won over the
University of Georgia Moot Court
team, in the Florida-Georgia Moot
Court Competition on Friday, Oct.
30, in the Federal Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla. Moot Court
team members Cary Aronovitz and Vince Galluzzo, coached by
Jennifer Levine, argued for the respondent, the United States of
America, and University of Georgia moot court team members
argued for the petitioner, Chris Tan. Judging the competition was
a panel of five judges from the United States District Courts for
the Middle District of Florida and the Southern District of Georgia.
The competition is sponsored by the Jacksonville law firm of
Smith, Hulsey and Busey.

Just Games! and professor auction raise money for
scholarships and at-risk teens
-Law Association for Women and
Association for Public Interest Law
teamed up together and raised

almost $8,000 last week for local
charities with APIL's Just Games!
and LAW's Professor Auction. In
each auction, students bid on their
favorite professors, either to play
games together or have dinner or drinks at a local restaurant.
Both auctions help students and faculty to interact in an informal
setting with the goal of fostering a better sense of community at
the law school. Many professors generously donated their time
and resources. Both auctions are annual events and this year's
proceeds will be donated to the UF Law APIL Scholarship Fund
and P.A.C.E. P.A.C.E. (Practical Academic Cultural Education) is a
not-for-profit, state-wide organization dedicated to helping at-
risk girls from 12-18 who experience difficulty at home or school.
Since 1985, PACE has helped more than 12,000 girls to stay in
school and to stay out of the juvenile justice system. Thanks to
all of the deans, professors, and students who participated in the
auctions. They are the most successful auction events either
group has had recently. Special thanks to Barbri, Kaplan, Bonita
from Lexis Nexis, and Wilbert's for their donations.

Public Interest Loan Forgiveness
There was standing room only
during an on-campus presentation
"Public: Interest Loan Forgiveness,"
on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The Florida
Bar Foundation Public Service Law
Fellows, the Association for Public
Interest Law, and the UF Center
for Governmental Responsibility co-
sponsored the event to provide
students with more information about the Federal Loan
Forgiveness Program. Over 70 students, representing all three
classes, were in attendance. Law fellows, George Eppsteiner,
Olga Shraybman, and Kimberly Thomas, presented important
information on how to qualify for loan forgiveness and which
loans are included in the program. Kristen Bryant, assistant
director for career development, discussed general information
and background on the program. Carol Huber, financial aid
coordinator, was also available to answer students' questions.
Students who were unable to attend are encouraged to visit the
Equal Justice Works' Web site for more information.

Levin College of Law Art Law Society's Faculty and Student
Art Show
Calling all student and faculty
artists. The Levin College of Law
SArt Law Society is now accepting
artwork in any medium (i.e.
sculpture, painting, photography)
for the 5th annual Levin College of
Law Faculty and Student Art
Show. Artwork will be displayed in
the Lawton Chiles Legal
Information Center at Art Law Society's Reception beginning Nov.
19, 2009. All are invited to attend. Please e-mail digital image
submissions along with a description of their art as they wish it to
be displayed in the Art Show to Alexis Cooper at alexis.s. by Monday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m. Please include
artist's name, connection to the law school and contact
information with their submission. Students and faculty will be
notified if they are selected that evening. Please e-mail Alexis at, Nell Robinson at anell. or Amelia Williams at
with any further questions.

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 C

Sat., Nov. 28 (Home football Cl

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

Extended library hours for the exam period will begin on
Thursday, Dec. 3. The exam period schedule is below:

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. 2 a.m.

Saturday 11:30 a.m. 2 a.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. 2 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

There is a new way to get old exams
The new electronic reserves
system (called Ares) that the
library started using this semester
is also the new way to access old
r%, exams that professors have put on
reserve for students to use for
Sm.... studying. Students are invited to
attend a 15-minute Ares training
session in the library classroom at
one of the following times: Monday, Nov. 16, at
11:00/11:15/11:30/11:45 or Thursday, Nov. 19, at
3:00/3:15/3:30/3:45. No advance signup necessary just show
up. If you need more information or would like to schedule
training for another time, please contact Renee Weatherholt or
Paula Watkins in the Reserve department at 273-0724.

Congratulations the 2009 Moustache Bash
Most money raised: Michael Barber (Runners-up: Daniel Cardenal
and John Hunt); Best new look: John Atkinson (Runners-up:
Drew McCollough and Greg Thompson). APIL would like to thank
all of the participants as well as JMBA for their support. Also,
thank you to those who donated and helped make this year's
event a great success.

Hurricane emergency information
SIn a hurricane or other
emergency, updated information
on school closings and related
g,' matters will be available on the UF

home page, through local radio
and TV stations and by calling UF
at 352-392-3261. Check the UF
O.i Law Emergency Information site
for other information and links.

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