Monday, September 27, 2010

Programs this Week

Monday, 9/27
1L Mandatory Self-Assessment Program w/ Dr. Marty Peters
Section 1 – 10am in HOL 285B
Section 2 – 2pm in HOL 180
Section 3 – 1pm in HOL 285B
Most first year students are not sure what they would like to do or how to begin their career search. Dr. Peters is here to help you explore how understanding your personality and strengths can help you target legal career paths and reach your goals. 2Ls/3Ls welcome to attend, space permitting.

Tuesday, 9/28
Gaining Insights Series: Transactional v Litigation
12pm, HOL 345
Prof. Daniel Sokol & Prof. Lee-Ford Tritt will discuss the differences between these two legal career paths. This is a great opportunity to explore potential careers and learn how to handle this distinction in a legal interview.

Wednesday, 9/29
Tough Economy Survival Series: Dean Robert Jerry
12pm, HOL 180
Dean Jerry will discuss current economic conditions in the legal market and what they mean to you.

Thursday, 9/30
Corporate Responsibility Careers
12pm, Bailey Courtroom
Prof. Michael Siebecker will speak about careers that focus on corporate social responsibility. Learn about this alternate career path where a law degree may be especially useful.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Federal Bar Association Social -- Gainesville

North Central Florida Chapter

The first event of the season will be the Federal Bar Association Social at 6 PM on Wednesday, September 29th followed by the Annual Meeting and New Officers reception at Ti Amo. The CCD will be able to invite 10 law students to attend this function.
If you are interested and will be available, please email by Friday, 9/24 at noon.

Registration for Equal Justice Works Closes This Friday!

Equal Justice Works
2010 Conference & Career Fair
Public Interest 2.0
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Registration for the Equal Justice Works 2010 Conference and Career Fair has opened! On Oct. 22 and 23, over 1,000 students and law school professionals will come together for the opportunity to meet with more than 130 public interest employers, practitioners and leaders. Important information regarding registration is below.

Hotel accommodations: The Conference and Career Fair will take place at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, minutes from Washington, D.C. Be sure to book your hotel room ( for the discounted rate of $149 per night before the deadline of Friday, October 8. Use group code EQJEQJA.

Student / Graduate Registration ( Students may begin applying for posted positions and registering to attend using our new online system, JusticeWork! Information on how to register and a registration guide are available on the Equal Justice Works website at the link above.

Note: Some employers are still adding in job listings. Check back often for new listings or create a Job Agent in JusticeWork! to be notified of new listings as they are available.

Important Dates
August 30 – September 24 Students may apply for interviews.
September 27 – October 4Employers will notify students if selected for interviews. Registered employers may post openings and position descriptions.
October 5 All interview notifications complete.
October 6Students may begin accepting/declining interviews
October 8 Last day to reserve hotel rooms for low rate of $149 per night!
October 12 Last day for students to accept or decline an interview slot.Last day for students to register to attend the Conference and Career Fair.
Oct. 22 & 232010 Conference and Career Fair

If you have any questions regarding the Conference and Career Fair please visit the Forum ( or contact

Helton Fellowship -- International Law

The Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program, established in 2004 on the recommendation of the ASIL Honors Committee, recognizes the legacy of Arthur Helton, a remarkable ASIL member who died in the August 19, 2003 bombing of the UN mission in Baghdad along with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Viera de Mello and 20 others.
Funded in part by contributions from ASIL members and private foundations, Helton Fellowships provide financial assistance in the form of “micro-grants” for law students and young professionals to pursue field work and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and related areas.
Applicants can be of any nationality but must be current law students or have graduated from law school (at either the undergraduate or graduate levels) no earlier than December 2008.
Applicants may submit application materials beginning Monday, September 13, 2010. All applications must be received no later than Monday, January 10, 2011.
Due to administrative constraints, only the first 50 completed applications, submitted on-line, and received in full by the submission deadline will be reviewed. A notice that the application process has closed will be posted on the ASIL website once 50 completed applications have been received.
Click here for details.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Programs this Week

Monday, 9/20 1:00 p.m., HOL 382
1L, 2L, & 3L’s
Careers in the Foreign Service
Co-Sponsored by the International Law Society. Jay Smith (Diplomat in Residence) will speak about Foreign Service opportunities with the Department of State.

Tuesday, 9/21, Noon, HOL 180
2L & 3L’s
Tough Economy Survival Series: Alumni Panel/What I Wished I’d Done as a Student
With Whitney Untiedt, Esq & David Sams, Esq.

Thursday, 9/23 10 a.m., HOL 345
1L, 2L, & 3L’s
Gaining Insights Series: Perspectives on Criminal and Civil Legal Careers
Join local attorney, Erin Massey, from Clayton-Johnston PA, & CCD counselors to learn the differences between civil and criminal legal careers. Also, learn how the UF Law clinics can help you gain practical legal experience.

Friday, 9/24 1:00 p.m. , HOL 350
2L & 3L
Careers with the US Army with Capt. William Ward

Friday, September 17, 2010

7th Annual Emory Public Interest Committee Conference

"Next Door, but Worlds Apart- Conversations About Poverty in Metro Atlanta"

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322

About the Conference:
Understanding and addressing poverty in our city is crucial to building stronger neighborhoods. The 2010 EPIC Conference will highlight six historically impoverished neighborhoods in and around Atlanta. Discussions will identify both specific problems the communities face and solutions that have effected positive change in the areas.

Expert panels will address barriers that make it difficult to get out of poverty, constructing poverty as a lifetime experience and "the poor" as an identity. These discussions will focus on how access to quality healthcare, education and housing is limited for impoverished persons and ways to open avenues for improved access. Another set of panels will address discrimination in areas of environmental equality and criminal justice, as well as unique challenges faced by impoverished women.

Because the focus of the conference is local, it will feature work that is already being done to increase access and equality in the community and ways conference attendees can become involved with those projects. It's our community. Let's strive to be good neighbors.

For more information and to register go to: Registration is free and open to the public.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Gainesville Employment Law Seminar

The City of Gainesville Office of Equal Opportunity
Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office
Gainesville-Alachua County Employment Law Seminar
Featuring workshops on workplace harassment, retaliation, gender identity, sexual orientation, the American Disabilities Act, FMLA and more!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Best Western Gateway Grand
4200 NW 97th Blvd Gainesville, FL

Get the Early Bird Discount!
Only $49 if registered before September 15!

For registration details and more information contact
The City of Gainesville Office of Equal Opportunity

Programs this Week

Wednesday, 9/15 12pm, HOL 345
I’m a 3L, Now What?
Stop by this important program to be sure that you are on track for your career path & bar dates.

Wednesday, 9/15 12pm, HOL 285A
EJW & Public Interest Interviewing Strategies
Government & public interest employers have different expectations. Do you know what they are?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Writing Competition

The International Ombudsman Association is again sponsoring a contest to reward scholarship relevant to Organizational Ombuds. In the second IOA-sponsored writing competition, graduate and law students are invited to submit articles on the issue of how organizational ombudsmen can avoid being deemed as agents for notice.
The author of the winning article will receive a cash prize of $2,500 and an invitation to the IOA Annual Conference in April 2011 in Portland, OR to receive the award. IOA will provide registration, airfare and lodging for the conference. The winning article may also be published in the Journal of IOA. Submissions are due November 19, 2010. (IOA Writing Competition Info.)

Law Alumni Council Semester Kick-Off Social

The Council, founded in 1983, and Law Center Association Inc. Board of Trustees, founded in 1960, are the primary support and advisory boards for the law school. Both assist with raising private funds to cover expenses not met through state support, tuition or endowment income. The Council also supports and promotes alumni events and activities around the state.

Why Become a Student Member of the Law Alumni Council?

  • The opportunity to network with Gator Attorneys working in the legal field
  • Invitations to special events, including Regional Alumni Receptions

How Do I Join?
  • Come to the Semester Kick-Off Happy Hour, Friday, September 10, 2010, Two-Bits Lounge (Hilton Hotel), 4-6 pm. RSVP on-line by September 8th:
  • Make a $20 (minimum) donation to The Levin College of Law
  • Support the College of Law’s Annual Fund

Summer 2011 Surfrider Foundation Legal Internship

Surfrider Foundation is now accepting applications from law students for a position in Summer 2010. The summer legal internship will be located at Surfrider's headquarters in San Clemente, California assisting the headquarter's staff, which consists of a variety of beach and ocean policy experts. Summer intern(s) will assist the Legal Manager in researching issues involving litigation and legislation at the forefront of ocean policy governance. The position is designed to provide a wide range of legal, programmatic, and administrative experience relating to environmental and beach access issues of national significance. Specifically, the intern will be expected to provide detailed research, writing, and general support for our ongoing campaigns. The internship program covers a diverse range of issues affecting our beaches from the public trust doctrine to the Clean Water Act, and is a wonderful opportunity for law students dedicated to coastal law and policy. The intern will be expected to work 40 hours per week for the duration of the summer and will be offered a stipend comparable to other non-profit compensation (TBD). Qualified candidates will possess strong writing, research, media, and communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to coastal preservation and other experience relevant to the missions of Surfrider Foundation are preferable. Students who are currently in their second year of law school (2Ls) will receive priority. Please send cover letter before October 30, 2010 detailing your interest and experience, resume, transcript and writing sample via email to Angela Howe at

James C. Adkins Inn of Court

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 which 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

Orlando Alumni Reception

UF Law is hosting an Alumni Reception at the Orlando Hilton from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 23rd in conjunction with the Florida Bar Mid-Year Meeting. A limited number of students will be able to attend this reception that is open to all UF law alumni. It provides an outstanding opportunity to network with alumni attorneys. If you are available and interested in attending, send an email, specifying your class year, to by Monday, September 13th at noon.

Programs this Week

Wednesday, 9/8
Out-of-State Careers
Join the CCD to learn critical strategies for increasing your marketability beyond our state.
12pm, HOL 355B

Friday, 9/10
Meet the Profession
The CCD will be hosting the Meet the Profession Program on Friday, 9/10 in HOL 360 & 382 at 2pm. The program will repeat at 3pm to allow students to attend both panels.

Judicial Panel: U.S. District Court Judges Paul Huck, Steven Merryday, Robert Hinkle, Senior Judge William Hodges; Florida District Court of Appeal Judge Jacqueline R. Griffin; Florida Judicial Circuit Court Chief Judge Manuel Menendez, Jr.

Practice Areas Panel: Andrew Fawbush, Employee Benefits specialist for Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP in Jacksonville; Betsy Gallagher, Appellate Litigator, Kubicki Draper in Tampa; Jo O. Thacker, Osceola County Attorney in Kissimmee; Rahul Patel, litigator for King & Spalding,
LLP in Atlanta.

2-4pm, HOL 360 & HOL 382