News Briefs – January 25, 2010

Published: January 25th, 2010

Category: News Briefs

Social Media seminar archive now available online
Did you miss the seminar “Social Media: Promises, Pitfalls & Perils”? Watch it online. For more information on the Seminar Series visit the UF Strategic Communications Web site or look for a complete wrap-up and compilation of findings in next week’s FlaLaw.

BLSA Moot Court and Mock Trial teams compete at Southeast Regional Black Law Students Association Convention
The UF Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Moot Court Team and Mock Trial Team competed at the Southeast Regional Black Law Student Association Convention in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Competitors on the Moot Court Team included, Daphne Duplessis (2L) and Wilbert Vancol (2L). The Mock Trial Team competitors included, Jesse Butler (3L), Sherley Jean (1L), Guichard St. Surin (2L), and Alfredo Zamora (3L). The UF BLSA Moot Court Team and Mock Trial Team competed against over 50 teams across the Southeast and were among the top competitors. The Black Law Students Association would like to thank Professor Haughton-Worrell for her significant help and coaching assistance. The Black Law Students Association would also like to thank the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations(CSRR) for making it possible for the UF BLSA teams to participate and compete in the Southeast Regional Black Law Students Association Convention. The Center for Race and Race Relations is committed to fostering communities of dialogue, embracing historically and empirically based thinking, talking, teaching, and writing on race, and creating and supporting programs designed to enhance race-related curriculum development.

Applications for the Summer 2010 Yegelwel Fellowship are still being accepted: Deadline extended to Jan. 29
Applications for the Summer 2010 Yegelwel Fellowship are still being accepted. The deadline for submission of application materials has been extended to Jan. 29. The fellowship provides a $4,000 stipend to a UF Law student to participate in a Summer Fellowship Program at the Anti-Defamation League, Florida Regional Office in Boca Raton. The Fellowship will last 8-10 weeks, with the student committing to a minimum of 35 hours per week. The fellow will be supervised by the ADL Southern Area Counsel. Previous fellows conducted legal and legislative research on a broad variety of subjects including amending Florida’s hate crime law to include homelessness as a protected category, the teaching of intelligent design in the public school science classroom, and the scope of separation of church and state under the Florida constitution. The fellow also handled constituent discrimination complaints and participated in ADL meetings, functions and events. The Yegelwel Fellowship is limited to UF Law students who have successfully completed the first-year required curriculum, including Constitutional Law, and who are in good academic standing prior to beginning the fellowship. “Successful” completion of the first-year required curriculum means earning a passing grade in each course and maintaining an overall GPA of at least 3.0. See the Center Web site for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Bamba (CSRRR assistant director) at 352-273-0614 or