News Briefs: March 17, 2014
Music Night 2014 with Dean Jerry
Got a hidden musical talent? Show it off at the upcoming Music Night 2014, held Sunday, April 13, at 7 p.m. at the home of Dean Bob Jerry and his wife, Lisa. All students, faculty, and staff 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). (Everyone there, other than guests, must perform; this will apply to faculty as well, and this is invariably entertaining!) 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.
OUTLaw holds meeting March 25
OUTLaw will hold a meeting March 25 at noon in HOL 285A to discuss upcoming events, including collaboration with the multicultural day, an alumni panel and networking event and fall programming. If you would like to be involved, attend this meeting to get on the listserv.
OUTLaw provides lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and their supporters an outlet to express and discuss their views and concerns. Members work to increase community awareness of issues relating to gender and sexual orientation and hold regular meetings and awareness events throughout campus.
All Clinic information session tomorrow 10 a.m. and Thursday 1 p.m.
Want to know more about the clinics? Stop by the Faculty Dining Room from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday for an information session on the clinic offerings at UF Law. The clinics offer an excellent opportunity to apply classroom theory in a practical setting while learning valuable lawyering skills. Students are supervised by an experienced clinical professor/practitioner and gain valuable experience collaborating with social workers, mental health and family counselors, environmental and land use professionals, or alternative dispute resolution experts.
Students in various clinics appear in court under Florida Supreme Court certification as a Certified Legal Intern (CLI). CLI certification also positions students to gain employment and appear in court with certain agencies like the state attorney, public defender, legal aid, or AmeriCorps, prior to taking the bar exam.
UF Law joins MOOC revolution
More than 3,800 have already signed up for UF Law’s Global Student’s Introduction to U.S. Law, which begins May 1 on Coursera and features eight UF Law professors. The eight-week course is the first massive open online course offered by the Levin College of Law. More information is at www.coursera.org/course/globalintrouslaw. Check out the promotional video here.
Mark your calendars for numerous spring events, register now for conferences
The spring semester is a busy time for UF Law and you are invited to join us for these and other exciting events. Check out our events page for more information and for registration links:
- March 21: Dunwody Lecture: This year’s Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law will feature Judge Emmett R. Cox, senior circuit judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. His lecture is titled, “32 Years on the Federal Bench: Some Things I Have Learned.” The lecture is free and open to the public. Read more.
- March 21: Annual Legal Ethics for the Tax Lawyer Workshop: Offered by the Graduate Tax Program at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and presented by: Ms. Lauren Y. Detzel (JD 77), Shareholder, Dean Mead, Orlando, Florida; Mr. Michael A. Lampert, Michael A. Lampert, P.A., West Palm Beach, Florida; and Mr. Samuel Ullman, Consulting Counsel, Bilzin Sumberg, Miami, Florida. Read more.
- March 21: Spring Book Awards Ceremony: Created to honor scholastic achievement in legal education, Book Awards recognize the outstanding student in each course at the Levin College of Law. The Book Award Program provides unrestricted funds to support students and student organizations, faculty teaching, research and development, and student/alumni programs and services. Book Awards in Graduate Tax courses provide unrestricted funds to support the Graduate Tax Program. UF Hilton Conference Center, 3:30 p.m.
- March 24: 7th Annual Wolf Family Lecture: The 7th annual Wolf Family Lecture will feature University of California at Berkeley Law Professor Daniel A. Farber. Farber is the Sho Sato Professor of Law and co-director of Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment. He will deliver the talk, “Property Rights and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities.” The event is free and open to the public. Read more.
- April 4: EASLS Sports Law Symposium: The symposium will be held April 4 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center. The event is free and open to all practitioners and UF Law students. Click here to register and visit the UF Law Entertainment and Sports Law Society Facebook page for the latest news and developments. 5 CLE credits will be afforded to each practitioner who attends.