News Briefs April 13, 2009

Published: April 13th, 2009

Category: News Briefs

Legal Research & Writing Teaching Assistants Needed
The LRW department is accepting applications for fall 2009-spring 2010 teaching assistants. Applications are available at the LRW office.

LCC accepting nominations for Organization of the Year
The Law College Council is currently accepting nominations for the Organization of the Year Award. The award is presented to the organization that provided the College of Law with the most education benefits through programming and community service during the 2008-09 academic year. If you would like to nominate an organization, please send an e-mail to Shylie Armon,, LCC secretary, with a brief description of why you think the organization deserves the award by 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15.

There is still time to apply for law clinics
It’s not too late to apply for a clinic for summer or fall 2009. Interested in counseling clients, advocating for children, prosecuting or defending in a criminal case, mediating in county court, or even doing a jury trial? Clinics offer the rare opportunity to apply classroom theory in a practice setting while learning valuable skills. Students are closely supervised by one of our highly experienced clinical professors/practitioners. In a number of the clinics, students gain valuable experience collaborating with social workers, mental health and family counselors, or dispute resolution experts. Remember that the Florida Board of Bar Examiner clearance letter is required to submit an application for a clinic. The deadline for submitting an application is Tuesday, April 14, at noon in Student Affairs. Clinic offers will be e-mailed late on April 14. You must respond via e-mail to within 24 hours. Upon acceptance of the offer, you must go to the clinics to complete the CLI application paperwork within 48 hours. You will be automatically registered for the clinic during advanced registration.

Fall Supreme Court externship deadline April 24
Applications are available for 5-credit spring semester externship at the Florida Supreme Court. Information packets now available in CGR, 230 Bruton-Geer and Career Services. Application deadline is Friday, April 24 at noon. For more information, contact Tim McLendon in CGR,, or 273-0835.

Josh Lukman takes home first place in art show
The reception for the 4th annual Levin College of Law Faculty and Student Art Show was a success. After a close vote, Josh Lukman won first place with his photos from South Africa “Ten Seconds,” Donna Vincent took second place with “A Serendipitous Sunset,” and Caroleen Brej took third place for “Mahi-Mahi.” All selections will be displayed in the main hall of the Legal Information Center for students to view in the upcoming weeks. Students interested in planning next year’s show should contact Dean Kathie Price.

Lena Hinson wins a Davis Productivity Award
The Davis Productivity Awards, an annual program honoring state government employees throughout Florida, has announced its winners for 2009. Lena Hinson, program assistant at the Levin College of Law, was nominated in fall 2008 by Professors Flournoy and Cohn and recently received the award for streamlining procedures for both the Environmental & Land Use Law and International Programs. She assisted in the administration of a new degree program, implemented new rules applied to visiting foreign faculty, budget preparation and review of operating figures. She also provided considerable assistance to another program during a staff transition.

Jessup International Moot Court congratulates new members
Congratulations to the newest members of the Jessup International Law Moot Court. This year’s spring tryouts were incredibly competitive, with many fine participants to choose from. After a difficult and time-consuming process, the following 16 individuals have been asked to join the Jessup Moot Court: Steve Blickensderfer, Adam Bregman, Paul Cipparone, John DiRico, Jennifer Duclair, John Errico, Matthew Kozyra, Lindsey Franco, David Hughes, Julianne Parker, Jennifer Shepard, Jason Taylor, Marianna Tuninskaya, Jennifer White, Daniel Wu and Jason Yoepp. These candidate members will compete in the fall for an opportunity to be on the UF Jessup Competition Team, which will travel to Miami to compete in the U.S. Southeast Super-Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the world’s largest moot court competition. Beyond that, they may qualify for the International Rounds in Washington, D.C.