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UPCOMING EVENTS

“100 Years of UF Law” homecoming barbecue Oct. 16

[UF Law Homecoming Barbecue] Be our guest at the UF Law Centennial Celebration during UF Homecoming Weekend Friday, Oct. 16, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard. Right after the Homecoming Parade, we’ll be serving barbecue dinners to our alumni and extended UF Law family. Albert & Alberta will make special guest appearances, and a “When Did You Become A Gator?” video booth will be available for you to record that special moment when you became a member of the Gator Nation. Reservations are required! Alumni should RSVP no later than Oct. 9 at http://www.law.ufl.edu/alumni/events/centennial2009.shtml, and faculty, staff and students should RSVP to RSVP@law.ufl.edu.

"Beat the Bulldogs" reception, Oct. 29

[Beat the Bulldogs Reception] Join Dean Bob Jerry and other UF Law Alumni for our annual “Beat the Bulldogs” reception on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The River Club (Florida Room, 35th floor) in Jacksonville, Fla. To RSVP, please visit our Web site. For sponsorship opportunities please contact Kathy Hendrixson at khendrixson@law.ufl.edu or 352-273-0642. Thank you to our current sponsors: Law firms: Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson & Wachs; and Harris, Guidi, Rosner, Dunlap & Rudolph, P.A.; Individuals: W.C. Gentry, Joe Milton, Matthew N. Posgay and Evan J. Yegelwel.

Save the Date: Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law Feb. 16

[John C. Jeffries] Join the Florida Law Review for the annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law celebrating “Florida Law Review’s Contribution to the Courts,” on Feb. 16, 2010. The distinguished guest speaker, John C. Jeffries, is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law where he served as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review. Jeffries, a former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr., is an acclaimed federal court and criminal law scholar as well as the Emerson Spies Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, the former dean of the University of Virginia School of Law, and co-director of the War Powers Commission. Jeffries has co-authored casebooks in federal courts, civil rights, and criminal law and has published a variety of articles in those fields. The Dunwody Lecture Series was established by U.S. Sugar Corporation and the law firms of Dunwody, White, & Landon, P.A. and Mershon, Sawyer, Johnston, Dunwody and Cole in honor of UF law graduates Elliot and Atwood Dunwody. The honorees were brothers who dedicated their lives to the legal profession and who set a standard of excellence for The Florida Bar.



RECENT NEWS

UF Law Grads Excel on Bar Exam

[Bar results]
July 2009 results were very strong for the 328 UF grads who took the Florida Bar Exam for the first time and passed at an 86.3 percent rate (7.2 percent above the rate for all other takers). Although UF ranked second among the state's 10 law schools on this test, the University of Florida College of Law still has a better and more consistent pass rate than any other Florida law school, including FSU, which came in first this year.
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Great time to employ a Gator Grad

[UF Graduates] Another outstanding class of Gator graduates has taken the bar, and as we congratulate them, we remind potential employers that there has never been a better time to employ a UF Law graduate. The tough economic market means a number of highly qualified graduates are still available. We encourage you to extend a hand to a fellow member of the Gator Nation and consider a UF Law graduate for openings at your firm or organization. The UF Law Center for Career Development can help. Just send us your position openings for inclusion in the UF Law’s Symplicity job bank, and we’ll help spread the word. We are also ready and willing to assist your firm with all aspects of employee recruitment, resume collections and on-campus interviews. Contact the CCD at 352-273-0860, or visit www.law.ufl.edu/career/employers/ for more information.

Mickle named chief judge of the Northern District of Florida

[Stephan Mickle]
Not only was the Hon. Stephan P. Mickle (JD 70) named chief judge of the Northern District of Florida, but he might also possess supernatural powers. According to UF Levin College of Law Dean Robert Jerry, a response Mickle gave during a past interview should raise some questions about Mickle’s ability to foresee the future. “He said, ‘Once the ball was in my court, I knew I had a responsibility to hit it,’ ” Jerry quoted. “Note that in 1962, he was saying the ball was in ‘my court.’ In 1962, he was already thinking of ‘my court,’ so that suggests whether we should wonder whether the judge has some powers to predict the future.”
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Remembering Frank McCoy

[Francis T. McCoy]
Many members of the UF Law community didn’t know what the law school lost when Professor Frank McCoy passed away on May 22. Despite a life full of accomplishments, McCoy was modest, unassuming and not showy about his life, according to two of his closest friends, Professors Joseph Little and Dennis Calfee. McCoy traveled all over the world, knew at least a dozen languages, was a paratrooper, and worked for the predecessor to the CIA among many other accomplishments. But he’d rarely talk about it.
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UF 2L earns spot in prestigious Gubernatorial Fellows program

[Ryan Todd]
Second-year law student Ryan Todd has always been interested in politics, so the idea to apply for Florida’s prestigious Gubernatorial Fellows program was a no-brainer. Although Todd did not expect to earn a spot, he was informed in early June that he would spend the next academic year in Tallahassee, Fla. as a fellow. Todd has a political science degree from Duke and worked on the campaign for B.J. Lawson, who was running for the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina.
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UF collaborative law training teaches innovative conflict-resolution skills

[Collaborative Training]
Seventy legal, mental health and financial professionals looking to provide clients with win-win solutions without the stress of a trial attended a recent Collaborative Law Training on the University of Florida Levin College of Law campus. Sponsored by the UF Law Center on Children and Families and Institute for Dispute Resolution, this intensive two-day training provided interdisciplinary professionals with cooperative methods of practice and skills to assist their clients in resolving conflict and reaching a fair and equitable settlement.
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UF College of Law ranks in top 10 for Hispanic students

[Hispanic]
The University of Florida Levin College of Law has again been named one of the top 10 law schools for Hispanics by Hispanic Business Magazine. This marks the seventh time in nine years that the college has earned this distinction for its recruitment, retention and quality education of Hispanic students. The assessment ranked UF Law eighth overall, and fifth among U.S. public schools. Berta Hernandez-Truyol, UF Levin Mabie and Levin Professor of Law and one of four tenured Hispanic faculty, said UF Law provides Hispanic students with a quality education and unique opportunities to become involved in active Hispanic organizations and programs.
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UF Law welcomes new and visiting faculty and staff

[New Faculty]
We are pleased to welcome the following new and visiting faculty and staff to our law school — Michelle Adorno (assistant dean for admissions), Craig Anthony “Tony” Arnold (Huber Hurst Visiting Eminent Scholar), Rob Birrenkott (assistant director for Career Development), Michael Davis (online communications coordinator), Shalini Ray (visiting legal skills professor) Judd F. Sneirson (visiting professor), Debra K. Staats (assistant dean for administrative affairs), and John F. Stinneford (assistant professor).
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International Journal of Intelligence Ethics co-founded by UF Law adjunct professor

[International Journal of Intelligence Ethics]
Christopher A. Vallandingham, foreign and international law librarian and adjunct professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, president of the International Intelligence Ethics Association and chair of the conference committee, along with Jan Goldman, professor at the National Defense Intelligence College and adjunct professor at Georgetown, have founded the International Journal of Intelligence Ethics, to be published by Scarecrow Press of the Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group beginning in fall 2009. The journal is sponsored by the International Intelligence Ethics Association.
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October 2009
VOLUME X, ISSUE 3

Events

Celebrate 100 Years of UF Law homecoming barbecue Oct. 16
"Beat the Bulldogs" reception, Oct. 29
Save the Date: Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law Feb. 16

Recent News

UF Law Grads Excel on Bar Exam
Great time to employ a Gator Grad
Mickle named chief judge of the Northern District of Florida
Remembering Frank McCoy
UF 2L earns spot in prestigious Gubernatorial Fellows program
UF collaborative law training teaches innovative conflict-resolution skills
UF College of Law ranks in top 10 for Hispanic students
UF Law welcomes new and visiting faculty and staff
International Journal of Intelligence Ethics co-founded by UF Law adjunct professor

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