News Briefs – October 25, 2010

Published: October 25th, 2010

Category: News Briefs

IDR Mediation Seminar
The Institute for Dispute Resolution and the Levin College of Law presented “The Art of Ethical & Effective Mediation” Friday, Oct. 22, at the Levin College of Law. The CME/CLE included four hours of Ethics, two hours of Domestic Violence, one hour of Diversity and more. It also approved the registered mediators and attorneys eight hours of General CLER including four Ethics hours and six Business Litigation Certification hours. The seminar was presented by Charles N. Castagna, Esq.

Scholarship established in honor of UF Law alum
Earlier this year, family and friends of Gerald A. Williams, Esq. (1950-2010) established The Gerald A. Williams Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor his legacy. Williams graduated from UF Law in 1975 and his two daughters, Monica Williams (JD 01) and Erica Williams (JD 05), also UF Law alumni. The first scholarship will be awarded from the fund in November. To see a complete description of the scholarship, click here.

Honor Committee congratulates new representatives
The UF Levin College of Law Honor Committee congratulates new representatives elected by the respective class peers. Representing the Class of 2013 are Anthony Jones, Tyler Hudson, Robin Lucas, David Sullivan and David Emas. Amanda Anderson was also elected to represent the Class of 2011. The Levin College of Law Honor Code represents a commitment by students to adhere to the highest degree of ethical integrity. The Honor Committee administers the Honor Code and is composed of law students, two faculty advisors and Dean Rachel Inman. If you have questions about the honor code or Honor Committee please contact Alexa Kwartin, Honor Committee Chairman, at

Donate gently-used clothes to benefit PACE Center for Girls and Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Beginning Monday, Oct. 25, through Friday, Oct. 29, L.A.W. will be holding a clothes drive to collect donations of gently-used women and children’s clothing to benefit PACE Center for Girls and Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network. Collection boxes will be located in the cafeteria and at the L.A.W. table in the courtyard throughout the week. If you stop by the L.A.W. table, you can also get an early peek at the list of items up for bid in our annual Professor Auction! The auction will take place the first week of November, so start planning with your friends on which professors you want to bid. If you have any questions about the clothes drive, the auction, or L.A.W. in general, please e-mail L.A.W. Secretary Lauren Millcarek at

Family Law Society holding cell phone drive for domestic abuse victims
Family Law Society will be having a Cell Phone Drive Oct. 4-28 to collect cell phones and chargers to donate to Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network. The cell phones and chargers can be dropped off at any time in the Lawton Chiles Information Center lobby and will be collected to give to victims of domestic violence. Please collect the old cell phones lying around your house for victims who truly need them.

ASIL Career Fair/Mentoring Session
The American Society of International Law will be holding its annual meeting this Nov. 12-13 at the University of Miami School of Law. On Friday, Nov. 12, from 2:30–5 p.m., law students may attend a career fair/mentoring session. The fair is open to any and all law students, but will be targeted to those interested in international law. The goal of this annual meeting is to provide Florida law students who are interested and engaged in international law, whether in the classroom, or by participating on student organizations and journals, an opportunity to spend quality networking time with professionals from Florida firms and public interest organizations whose practice areas include international litigation, arbitration and advocacy. For information and to RSVP, contact Emily Holland at 646-660-2099 or e-mail her at Please note that there may be a registration deadline in October. The Center for Career Development will e-mail an update via the Career Hotline with more information.