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UPCOMING EVENTS

Spring to wrap up with exciting conferences and national experts

UF Law invites you to attend our many events this spring, including:
  • March 14: Bayard Wickliffe Heath Memorial Lecture on U.S. Antitrust Policy; FTC Commissioner William E. Kovacic
  • March 16: Sixth Annual UF Law Student/Faculty Art show
  • March 24: Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations Spring Lecture: "Are we in a Post-Racial Society? Race in America Today" by Charles Ogletree, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard University 
  • March 25: Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law; "The Constitutionality of the Wall Street Reform Act," by Richard Epstein, The Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University
  • March 25-27: 2nd UF APALSA Annual Conference: "Breaking Barriers: Asian American Attorneys on the Rise"
  • March 26: Music Law Conference & Music Showcase
  • April 5: The Wolf Family American Property Law Lecture
  • May 13: Commencement Ceremony
To learn more, please check our events page for descriptions, speakers, locations, and times.

Two UF Law grads to be honored at annual Heritage of Leadership Ceremony

[Warren M. Cason, D. Burke Kibler III]
Alumni are invited to the annual Heritage of Leadership Induction Ceremony and celebration at the University of Florida Levin College of Law Friday, April 8. The late Warren M. Cason (JD 50) and the late D. Burke Kibler III (JD 49) will be inducted into the law school's Heritage of Leadership Recognition Society as their lives will be celebrated and achievements honored in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (HOL 180). The ceremony will be followed by food and entertainment in the Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard. Cason and Kibler's images and a few of their most significant accomplishments will be etched into glass on the second floor of Holland Hall as a permanent tribute to their contributions to the state and the university. An electronic interactive display accompanies the glass etching.
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Law Center Association Board of Trustees/Faculty Retreat set for April 7-9

The Law Center Association Board of Trustees/Faculty Retreat will take place April 7-9. There will be workshops and dinner groups on Thursday, meetings with faculty and administrators all day Friday, followed by the Heritage of Leadership Ceremony at 4 p.m. in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (HOL 180) and a reception (sponsored by Holland & Knight) in the Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday morning will be the traditional LCA business meeting. There will also be a Law Alumni Council Meeting on April 9 beginning with breakfast at 8 a.m., joint LCA/LAC session from 9-10:20 a.m., and a meeting from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

South Florida residents in UF Law classes of 1993, 1994 and 1995 invited to reunion

If you graduated from UF Law in 1993, 1994 or 1995 and live in South Florida, you are invited to a reunion Saturday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. Please join Marc Wites (JD 94) and his wife, Jennifer, for drinks and appetizers to catch up with classmates and friends. The reunion will be held at their home in Boca Raton. Kindly RSVP to Kathy Hendrixson in the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs no later than March 18 by phone 352-273-0642 or e-mail khendrixson@law.ufl.edu. Thanks to Wites & Kapetan, P.A. for sponsoring the event.

LCA Planned Giving Task Force hosts breakfast Monday, April 11, in Tampa

The Law Center Association Planned Giving Task Force invites you to a breakfast April 11 at 7:30 a.m. at the Centre Club (123 South Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609) for University of Florida Levin College of Law alumni with special guest Gator and NFL great Brad Culpepper (JD 01). UF Law Dean Robert Jerry and alumni leaders will also be present to discuss the law school campaign and the benefits of planned/estate giving. Please RSVP with your name to development@law.ufl.edu (name tags will be printed from your RSVP). Thank you to our sponsors: Les Barnett, Bruce Bokor, Richie Comiter, Peter Kirkwood, Ed Koren and Peter Zinober.

Save the date: Law Alumni Council West Palm Beach Alumni Reception

The Law Alumni Council West Palm Beach Alumni Reception will take place Thursday, April 21. More details will be posted on the alumni events page as they become available.

UF LAW HIGHLIGHTS

UF Law celebrates opening of Advocacy Center courtroom, welcomes Levins, David Westin

[Advocacy Center opening]
More tears than one might expect accompanied the Feb. 24 dedication of a new 4,000-square-foot courtroom in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center on the campus of the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. "I'm very privileged and honored to do this for Allen and to live the legacy of this incredible family," Teri Levin told a crowd of about 150 in the courtroom, her voice breaking. "And I will say, and I will continue to say: Go Gators!" Teri Levin's $1 million donation in the name of her late husband, Allen Levin, a Pensacola developer, will allow the second floor of the 19,500-square-foot center to be completed.
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Florida Supreme Court justices welcomed to UF Law for appellate advocacy competition

[Moot Court]
The University of Florida Levin College of Law welcomed all seven Florida Supreme Court justices for the 27th annual Maguire Appellate Advocacy Competition on Friday, Feb. 25, in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center courtroom. In the fictional appeal case of Zydeco, Inc. v. Mary Macdonald, Leah Edelman (3L) and Wilbert Vancol (3L) were the petitioners on behalf of pharmaceutical company Zydeco, Inc., challenging the constitutionality of "The Drug Free Texifornia Act of 2010." David Evans (3L) and Monica Haddad (2L) were on the responding team representing Texifornia Attorney General Mary Macdonald. Alternates were Mary Katherine Tinsley (3L) and David Hughes (3L).
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UF Law Trial Team takes home national title, hosts exhibition in new courtroom

[Trial team]
The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law Trial Team performed a portion of its award-winning competition in an exhibition during the school's two-day celebration of the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center courtroom Feb. 24-25. Dan Hogan (3L), Anita McNulty (2L), Rhett Parker (3L) and Michael Quintero (3L), went undefeated in every round of the National Criminal Trial Competition, beating the first, second and 10th nationally ranked teams. In order to "win" a round the team had to carry two of the three judge's ballots. This marks the seventh national win for the Levin College of Law Trial Team in the past eight years. Parker and Quintero also won Best Advocate Awards.
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UF Law Jessup Moot Court Team makes historic run at international competition

[Jessup Moot Court]
The University of Florida Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court team set a new record for UF at this year's U.S. South Super Regional Competition. The competition team, composed of Amy Levenberg (2L), Marissa Krumm (2L), Katherine Mockler (2L), Christian Packard (2L) and Mai Tran (2L), and coached by team President Jason Taylor (3L) and Vice President Steven Blickensderfer (3L), competed against 23 other law schools last month in Houston. In addition to receiving an award for submitting a top-ranked memorial, the team advanced to the semifinalist round of the international competition. Named as one of the top four teams in the South, the team broke the record set by last year's UF team.
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Tax Moot Court team places first in national competition

[Tax  Moot Court]
Todd Lewis knows a thing or two about James Baley's talent. As co-coach for the University of Florida's 2011 Tax Moot Court team, Lewis has helped Baley (3L) prepare for the national competition since December. And last month, the three-member UF team took first prize at the competition in St. Petersburg with Baley also claiming the title of Best Individual Oralist. But Lewis knows, perhaps better than most, just how good Baley and the rest of the UF team are Baley and UF beat Lewis' school, Charleston School of Law, in the 2010 competition.
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Nelson Symposium draws national experts

[J. Peter Byrne
An outstanding lineup of national experts addressed a variety of environmental, property, and governmental concerns before practitioners, professors, and students at the 10th Annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium on Feb. 11. J. Peter Byrne, professor of law and director of the Environmental Law and Policy Institute at Georgetown University Law Center, and William Rodgers, Stimson Bullitt Professor of Law at University of Washington School of Law, delivered a lecture entitled "Global Warming and its Newest Challenges: Mitigation and Acidification." Professor Byrne discussed possible ways humans can adapt to sea-level rise while also attempting to mitigate climate change's effects. He predicted that we will have to re-evaluate our existing legislation to deal with climate change issues.
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Judge Black (JD 67) visits UF Law to share tips, wisdom as 2011 Jurist-in-Residence

[Judge Susan H. Black]
The University of Florida Levin College of Law welcomed Judge Susan H. Black (JD 67) of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals as the 2011 Peter T. Fay Jurist-in-Residence from Feb. 1-3. The Jurist-in-Residence Program brings judges to UF Law to provide insights to students and faculty on a broad range of issues relating to the judicial process, substantive law, trial and appellate advocacy and the day-to-day practice of law. Judge Black was appointed as a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida and held that position from 1979 to 1992. In 1992, she was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit by President George H.W. Bush.
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Alumnus details personal litigations in U.S. Supreme Court for UF Law community

[Scott Makar]
Scott Makar (JD 87), Florida's solicitor general, received a warm welcome from the Levin College of Law when he came to speak to a crowd of more than 100 law school community members Tuesday, Jan. 25. Makar, approaching his fourth year as solicitor general, spoke of the five cases his office litigated that reached the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009. Makar personally argued four of them. "I thought I'd died and gone to heaven," he said about having more than one case reach the U.S. Supreme Court.
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CGR receives grant for oil spill research

[Oil spill]
The McIntosh Foundation has awarded a grant to the University of Florida Levin College of Law Center for Governmental Responsibility (CGR) to continue ongoing legal and public policy research related to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. Grant funds will be used to develop reports for use by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, which was appointed by President Barack Obama to develop a plan by October for restoring the region damaged by the BP spill. The Task Force is staffed by Executive Director John Hankinson (JD 79), who has served on CGR's Board of Advisors.
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UF Law student serves on Gov. Scott's Transition Team

[Ryan Moseley, Tim Tebow]
In November, Ryan Moseley (3L) was made an offer he couldn't refuse. The election of a new governor required a transition team to put the incoming administration in touch with the status of various sections of state government. Of particular importance was the Florida Department of Health, which not only is weathering rough economic conditions but also stands to undergo significant changes thanks to the recently enacted federal health care law. When it came to the attention of the Department of Health team that a well-qualified student was at the Levin College of Law, Moseley was asked to join the group.
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UF Law student selected in competitive process as liaison for ABA

[Margaret Good]
As the current law student liaison for the section of state and local government law at the American Bar Association, Margaret Rowell Good (2L) has found her place in the sometimes-overwhelming 400,000-plus member organization. And she's glad she did. "It's been a great experience so far," Good said. "The section of state and local government law is really supportive of law students and has a lot of opportunities for law students to get involved; the section has given me a number of leadership roles."
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Student volunteers make big impact with tax help to 600-plus Gainesville families

[Volunteers in Tax Assistance]
Sonia Singh walked down the stairs leading to the Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard on a Wednesday night long after the sun had set, tax law textbooks overflowing in her arms. Singh (2L) wondered whether she should retrieve a box of Internal Revenue Service papers from her car after meeting with the federal tax collection agency for two hours earlier that day. For many, the prospect of a two-hour meeting with the IRS might seem distressing. But for Singh, it's business as usual.
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A new path for UF Law community

[Walking trail]
It can be difficult to make time for exercise in between all the obligations that come with being a law student, but a new walking trail at the Levin College of Law should make it a little easier to increase heart rates without having to leave the law school campus. The half-mile trail, which circles the UF Law campus, was officially dedicated Jan. 14 with Dean Robert Jerry offering a few remarks, followed by Professor Lyrissa Lidsky's running club making the inaugural lap around the trail in the brisk afternoon air. "The trail is a great way to promote fitness at the law school," Jerry said.
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March 2011
VOLUME XI, ISSUE 3

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Upcoming Events

Spring to wrap up with exciting conferences and national experts
Two UF Law grads to be honored at annual Heritage of Leadership Ceremony
Law Center Association Board of Trustees/Faculty retreat set for April 7-9
South Florida residents in UF Law classes of JD 93, JD 94 and JD 95 invited to reunion
LCA Planned Giving Task Force hosts breakfast Monday, April 11 in Tampa
Save the date: Law Alumni Council West Palm Beach Alumni Reception

UF Law Highlights

UF Law celebrates opening of Advocacy Center courtroom, welcomes Levins, David Westin
Florida Supreme Court justices welcomed to UF Law for appellate advocacy competition
UF Law Trial Team takes home national title, hosts exhibition in new courtroom
UF Law Jessup Moot Court Team makes historic run at international competition
Tax Moot Court team places first in national competition
Nelson Symposium draws national experts
Judge Black (JD 67) visits UF Law to share tips, wisdom as 2011 Jurist-in-Residence
Alumnus details personal litigations in U.S. Supreme Court for UF Law community
CGR receives grant for oil spill research
UF Law student serves on Gov. Scott's Transition Team
UF Law student selected in competitive process as liaison for ABA
Student volunteers make big impact with tax help to 600-plus Gainesville families
A new path for UF Law community

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