News Briefs

Published: November 22nd, 2010

Category: News Briefs

Florida Moot Court Team successfully competes in Jacksonville competition
The Florida Moot Court Team successfully competed in another moot court competition that was held in Jacksonville Nov. 11 – 14. Christa Diaz (3L), C. Andrew Roy (3L), and Daniel Lazaro (2L) prepared a written brief and traveled to Jacksonville to present their oral arguments in the regional division of the National N.Y. Bar Competition. The three-member team was awarded Second Best Brief of the competition and ultimately made it to the Final Four. The case involved a state “pay-or-play” healthcare program and included issues regarding preliminary injunctions and ERISA preemption.

Law alumni share kind, encouraging words with 1Ls
The Florida Fund sent out an e-mail blast to University of Florida law alumni recently asking them to share some encouraging things to pass on to 1Ls. They have shared stories from job success to exam advice. Read them here.

Deadline for applying for Yegelwel Fellowship extended to Dec. 3
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. A generous gift from UF Law alumnus Evan Yegelwel, who graduated in 1980, has made this fellowship possible. Mr. Yegelwel is a partner in the Jacksonville law firm of Terrell Hogan Ellis Yegelwel, PA. The fellowship will last eight to 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. 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. First-year students are encouraged to apply for the fellowship, subject to verification of successful completion of their first-year courses prior to the start of the Fellowship term. The student must also pass a background check. To apply, please submit the following: (1) a personal statement of 500 words or less outlining any past experiences or qualifications that indicate your interest in and commitment to public service; (2) a resume; (3) two references (including names, addresses and phone numbers); (4) an official transcript and (5) a letter verifying good academic standing. Please submit a hard copy of these items to Patricia Hancock in HOL 340. If you have any questions, contact Melissa Bamba, CSRRR Assistant Director, at 352-273-0614 or

Space still available for London Law Consortium
There is still room in the London Law Consortium, Spring Semester Study Abroad Program, which takes place from Jan. 10 – April 29, 2011. For more information on this program, check out the website. To discuss this opportunity, contact Michelle Ocepek in the Office of Student Affairs – HOL 164, or 352-273-0620.

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