News Briefs – March 15, 2010
Clinic application and new course information
Clinic applications for summer and fall will be available, and the deadline for submission is March 31. The mandatory Florida Bar clearance letter must be attached to the application for all clinics except Mediation and Conservation. Offers are based on total credit hours, pre-reqs for some of the clinics, and application submission date/time may also be considered. Also, for the first time this fall, Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation (LAW 6388) will be offered and will be mandatory for civil clinics (except Mediation) beginning with Spring 2011 enrollment.
UF Federalist Society sends delegation to national student symposium
A delegation from the UF Federalist Society represented UF at the 2010 Federalist Society National Student Symposium, an annual gathering of conservative and libertarian students, lawyers, and law professors from around the nation. The symposium was held Feb. 26 & 27, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia. The theme was “Originalism 2.0.” Members of the UF delegation included, Federalist Society President Joshua Mize, Nakku Chung, Eugenia Fischer, Jason Yoepp, Christine Pratt, Michael Kelley, and Jordan Pratt. At the symposium, law professors and judges conducted panel discussions and debates on topics such as “Originalism: A Rationalization for Conservatism or a Principled Theory of Interpretation?,” “Originalism and Construction: Does Originalism Always Provide the Answer?,” and “Originalism, Precedent and Judicial Restraint.” Panelists included, Yale Law Professor Jack Balkin of the legal blog “Balkanization,” Professor Richard Fallon of Harvard Law School, former U.S. Solicitor General Greg Garre, Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Diane Sykes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Professor Jeffrey Rosen of George Washington University School of Law. The keynote speaker was Dr. Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard.
Congratulations to the UF Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team
Over the weekend, the Vis team travelled to the University of Miami campus to compete in the Florida scrimmage competition hosted by The Florida Bar. The participants were Olga Butkevich, Chana Cannon, Sasha Funk, Anastasia Campbell, Julianne Parker and Andres Healy. Campbell received the highest score awarded in UF’s match-up against the University of Versaille, Healy received the highest score awarded in UF’s match-up against Florida Coastal, and Parker received the highest score awarded in UF’s match-up against Stetson University. Additionally, Healy was one of three students recognized for “Top Oralist” honors. Thanks to the generous donation from adjunct coach Eduardo Palmer (JD 85) the team will travel to the competition in Vienna from March 26 through April 1. For more information please visit http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/vis.html. Tryouts for UF’s team are held each fall.
Congratulations to the 2010-2011 JMBA Executive Board
President: Joe Joyce; Vice President Student Services: Laurie Tyler Yonge; Vice President Social: Ashley Johnson; Secretary: Katie Kellam; Treasurer: Justin Pacific. General Board: Jenny Albano, Sarah Casey, Jessica Couvertier, Amber Curtis, Martin Holland, Brian Johnson, Joe Kovecses, Dan Lazaro, Jay Levin, Vincent Massaro, Matt Michel, Sarah Moore, Katie Moum, Josh Nemser, Moish Peltz, Sal Picataggio, Megan Policastro, Lindsay Powell, Christina Russo, Bethany Turner, Genevieve Turner, and Chase Wiley.
2010 Census Information
This March, the 2010 Census will arrive in every Gainesville resident’s mailbox. The responses will directly affect the distribution of more than $400 billion in federal funding for education, healthcare, transportation and the environment. Off-campus students must fill out the form with their housemates and return it by mail before April 1. It is important that everyone in Gainesville fill out the census form to ensure funding that will help keep The Gator Nation great.