News Briefs – September 6, 2010

Published: September 6th, 2010

Category: News Briefs

Call for Student Recruitment Team applicants
The Office of Admissions is seeking students, regardless of year, to help recruit the nation’s top undergraduates to the Levin College of Law. Members of the Student Recruitment Team conduct campus tours and discuss their law school experiences with prospective and admitted law students. SRT members may also have the opportunity to travel nation- and state-wide for recruitment efforts, participate in panel discussions or speak to UF organizations regarding UF Law admissions. As a member of the Student Recruitment Team, you will be trained to answer inquiries from prospective law students in regards to the admissions process as well as UF Law. One hour per week is the minimum time commitment for the program. If you are interested in becoming part of the Student Recruitment Team, please contact N. Castro,, for an application form or more information.

Inn of Court accepting applications
The James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of Court, which meets in Gainesville, is accepting student applications for participation in the esteemed American Inns of Court, a national legal mentoring organization that teams law students (pupils) with new lawyers (associates), seasoned practitioners (barristers), judges, and senior lawyers (Masters of the Bench). The Inn meets six to eight times per year. Selected students participate in regular meetings, at no cost to student members. Meetings include a mixer, dinner, and an educational program. All group members of the Inn prepare and present programs that address issues, techniques, problems, and ethics of the practice of law. Student membership is an excellent opportunity to work with, and observe, outstanding members of the legal profession, while learning trial techniques and other essential legal skills. Applications are available in the Legal Research & Writing office. Deadline is Sept. 17. For more information, please contact Senior Legal Skills Professor Diane Tomlinson at

Environmental Moot Court tryouts application deadline Sept. 10
Interested in environmental law? Want to hone your brief-writing and appellate advocacy skills? Students in their second and third years can try out for the competition team that will represent UF at the National Environmental Moot Court Competition in February 2011 in White Plains, New York.  Second-year students who apply will also be considered for the coach position. The coach provides logistical support to this year’s competition team and attends the National Environmental Moot Court Competition in February 2011 in a support role. The coach is automatically a member of the 2011-2012 competition team. The application process includes a written submission (resumé, unofficial (ISIS) transcript, and argument section of your brief from Appellate Advocacy) and an oral argument tryout. You should remove your name and contact information from the resumé, transcript, and writing sample and identify your application with the entrant number you will be assigned when you submit your material. Written submissions can be delivered in hard copy to HOL 319 or sent by e-mail to Early application is encouraged. Applicants are asked to sign up for an oral argument time slot at the time of submitting their written materials. Written applications are due Friday, Sept. 10, by 4 p.m. Oral argument tryouts will be scheduled for the week of Sept. 13. For more information, contact Lena Hinson or 352-273-0777.

Visiting professor gives speech for Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce
Visiting Prof. Attila Andrade gave a speech for the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce in Miami in mid-August concerning the Brazilian great economic prosperity and its impact on legal change in his native country. Several professionals and entrepreneurs attended the event. Prof. Andrade is currently teaching two courses during this fall at UF Law, the traditional “Doing Business in Latin America” and his new course, “Practical International Business Transaction,” which has raised an extraordinary interest from the UF Law academic community.

Florida Moot Court Team thanks participants in Intramural Competition, welcomes new members
The Florida Moot Court Team would like to thank everyone who participated in the Intramural Competition this year. It would additionally like to congratulate and welcome its newest members:
The Final Four: Monica Haddad, Andrew Labbe, Jordan Peterson, Leigh Siddle, Daniel Lazaro (Alternate)
General Members: Amanda Brooks, Michael Bruno, Elizabeth Bryan, Amanda Finley, Jesse Isom, Alexander Landback, Dominique McPherson, Brittany O’Neil, Jennifer Sharp, Celia Thacker, Kimberly Tolland, Aaron Wasserstrom, Jennie Zilner.