News Briefs: Oct. 15, 2012
Institute for Dispute Resolution takes part in Conflict Resolution Week
On Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Reitz Union Auditorium, come see the new, beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary “Bully,” directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch. The film opens a window onto the pained and often endangered lives of bullied kids, revealing a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic and economic borders. It documents the responses of teachers and administrators to aggressive behaviors that defy “kids will be kids” clichés, and it captures a growing movement among parents and youths to change how bullying is handled in schools, in communities and in society as a whole.
How does conflict management influence the organizational culture of a large, complex United Nations agency such as the World Health Organization (WHO)? A workshop entitled “So What’s the Problem: Using Collaboration to Change Organizational Culture” explores the challenges of designing and applying conflict management systems that impact the organization as a whole. The workshop takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday in Smathers Library Room 1A and is led by Lin Inlow, founder of the Inlow Group and creator of the model. The audience will have the opportunity to interact with each other and better understand the nature of collaboration.
Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics present: An Immigration Training
Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics will host an immigration training with Michelle Ortiz from Americans for Immigrant Justice Friday 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in HOL 270. A working lunch will be provided. Register by Tuesday.
Town Hall meeting Oct. 23 to address ways to affirm values of a diverse community, law school creates resource page
UF Law administrators and the Diversity and Community Relations Committee have been working to identify not just steps to respond to deplorable incidents like the hate crime that occured on campus a few weeks ago, but also ways to affirm the values of a diverse community and to promote an inclusive and tolerant environment.
As part of this process, there will be a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at noon in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180, that will focus on the value and challenges of being a diverse community. This will be an opportunity for those who attend to discuss their concerns and their aspirations for the community, and to share ideas for ways we can promote inclusivity and tolerance.
In addition, the law school has created a webpage offering resources for dealing with academic stress, tolerance issues, anxiety and a variety of other issues. Got a problem? We can help. Contact the Communications Office if you have comments or suggestions for improving the page.
Create a video about Fourth Amendment issues and you could win $500
The Criminal Justice Center and the Criminal Law Association is pleased to host its inaugural criminal video-advocacy competition this fall. The competition solicits submissions by student teams of an original, creative and educational video portrayal of Fourth Amendment issues geared toward a college-student audience. Please note:
- The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and dinner with Professors Haughton and Dekle. The second place winner will receive a $350 cash price and the third place winner will receive $150. The winning entry will also be shown, along with other honorable mention entries, at a viewing party at the law school. At the discretion of the review committee, the winning entry may be selected to be aired on GatorVision network.
- All law students enrolled at the Levin College of Law are eligible to enter.
- Deadline for submissions has been extended to Oct. 29. Winners will be announced Nov. 10.
- The submissions will be evaluated by members of a judging panel; criteria include clarity of thought, well-structured argumentation, creative use of videography and liveliness of expression.
Decisions of the judging panel will be final. Complete rules of the competition are available on the CJC website (www.law.ufl.edu/academics/centers/cjc) or can be obtained from Eva Achero in Room 100, Bruton-Geer Hall.
UF Trial Team hosts Final Four competition Friday
Join the Trial Team this Friday at 1 p.m. for the Final Four Competition in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center. Katrina Self and Brittany Smaridge will represent the State of Sparta and Justin McConnell and Insiya Joher will represent Trent Burrows, the defendant. Trial Team thanks all who participated in this year’s UF Trial Team Intramural Competition.
9th Annual Minority Law Student Picnic set for Nov. 10
The 9th Annual Minority Law Student Picnic will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, in Hialeah, Fla. In the past, UF Law alumnus Judge Paul Huck has assisted with connecting Florida Law students with a mentor. If you are interested in having a mentor, complete the student application. Each year many UF law students attend this picnic by traveling themselves or on the bus provided by the law school. The trip to Hialeah will take approximately five hours, and the bus will depart from Gainesville at approximately 7 a.m. The bus will begin the return trip around 4:15 p.m. If you are interested in attending the picnic and riding on the bus, sign up at the Student Affairs Office front desk by Monday, Oct. 29, at 5 p.m. and complete the release form to ride the bus.
LIC Notes: Florida Administrative Regulations ’officially’ say goodbye to print
Effective Oct. 1, 2012, Florida took a digital leap with regards to administrative law. The Florida Administrative Code and the newly renamed Florida Administrative Register (formerly the Florida Administrative Weekly) are now officially published electronically. Both publications will be continuously revised and published and made freely available at http://www.flrules.org. While primary legal materials have been available digitally for many years, they have been deemed unofficial in Florida until now.
Law Association for Women hosts social at Corks and Colors
LAW is UF Law’s oldest women’s organization and has meetings once a month and social events throughout the semester. Anyone interested in getting involved can sign up on TWEN to receive emails about upcoming meetings and events.