News Briefs: Feb. 4, 2013
LIC Notes: Proposed Florida Constitutional Amendment: A full-time legislature
On Jan. 29, Florida Sen. Jeff Clemens submitted a proposed amendment for the State Constitution. He recommends that rather than a 60-day regular legislative session, the Florida Legislature should meet year-round. A summary of Clemens’ plans can be found in the news story by Michael Peltier published in the Jax Daily Record on Jan. 30, 2013, http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=538647
The text of the proposed amendment is available at: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2013/0512/BillText/Filed/PDF
Dean hosts Music Night March 17
Got a hidden musical talent? Show it off at the upcoming Music Night 2013 to be held Sunday, March 17, at 7 p.m. at the home of Dean Bob Jerry and his wife, Lisa. All students and faculty are invited – but the “ticket” to attend is that you must bring a dessert and agree to perform a musical piece (play an instrument or sing a song). A piano will be available. Each participant can bring one guest. Space is limited, so sign up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, stop by the Dean’s Office and see Doris Perron.
32nd Annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law
The Florida Law Review welcomes Professor Randy Barnett as the 32nd Annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecturer in Law. Barnett, the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, will discuss the recent United States Supreme Court decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 22, in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Barnett has written and commented extensively on the Affordable Care Act and represented the National Federal of Independent Businesses as their case against the ACA was presented before the Supreme Court last spring. Barnett will discuss the general implications of the court’s landmark decision, as well as fundamental misunderstandings he perceives among the legal academic community regarding the decision’s import. Barnett’s lecture, “Who Won the Obamacare Case (and Why Did So Many Law Professors Miss the Boat)?” precedes an article of the same name to be published in an upcoming edition of the Florida Law Review.
For additional information, contact the Florida Law Review at www.FloridaLawReview.com or 352-273-0670.
Electronic Discovery for the Small and Medium Case April 4-5
The University of Florida Levin College of Law and Electronic Discovery Reference Model are pleased to announce the first-of-its-kind conference devoted to “Electronic Discovery for the Small and Medium Case.” The conference will be held April 4 and 5, 2013, at the University of Florida Law School campus and also will be broadcast live.
The conference will focus on solutions to the difficulties, issues, and decisions that attorneys face in competently and cost-effectively handling e-discovery in small and medium cases. The conference will feature demonstrations of a new generation of right-sized e-discovery software and tools for each phase of the e-discovery process in small and medium sized cases and include starter e-discovery toolkits for each in-person attendee.