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News Briefs: Nov. 26, 2012

Published: November 26th, 2012

Category: News Briefs

Library begins extended hours for final exams

The library will be open every day from 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. until Dec. 13. On Dec. 14, the library will open at 7:30 a.m., and will close at 5 p.m. It will be closed Dec. 15 and Dec. 16. The Lic will be open Dec. 17-21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be closed Dec. 22 through Jan. 1 and will reopen Jan. 2 at 8 a.m.

Save the dates: Summer abroad interest sessions

Interested in studying abroad in France, South Africa or Costa Rica? Check out the website and save the following dates for interest sessions hosted by the Office of Student Affairs. France – Monday, Jan.14, 1-2 p.m., HOL 360; South Africa – Tuesday, Jan. 15, 12-1 p.m., HOL 270; and Costa Rica – Tuesday, Jan. 22, 12-1 p.m., HOL 382.

3L publishes scholarly book chapters

Caroline Joan S. Picart (3L, joint J.D. and M.A. in Women’s Studies) has three refereed scholarly book chapters and one refereed scholarly article forthcoming in 2013.  The book chapters are:  “Media Myths Regarding Serial Killers: A Gothic Criminology” in The Poetics of Crime – Excursions into Creative Criminologies, Michael Hviid Jacobsen, ed. (Ashgate, forthcoming 2013); “Is Life Beautiful?: Humor, Horror, Fantasy, and History” in The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature, Judith Kerman and John Edgar Browning, eds., (McFarland, expected Spring 2013); and “The Documentary Impulse and Reel/Real Horror” in A Companion to the Horror Film, Harry Benshoff, ed. (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming, 2013). The article is forthcoming in a journal of Communication: “Reflections on Power and Intersectionality,” Qualitative Inquiry, forthcoming, Spring, 2013 (Edited by Lonnie Athens).

LIC Notes: CLEs in the LIC

It is a little known fact that the Legal Information Center has Continuing Legal Education materials in its collection. While it receives all of The Florida Bar CLE course books, it also acquires a few CDs and DVDs that attorneys can use to obtain CLE credit.  Each year, The Florida Bar sends all public Florida law libraries a free copy of the Survey of Florida Law CLE for distribution to patrons and Florida Bar members. In addition, the LIC collects CLEs that are of interest to UF Law faculty and students, such as its recent acquisition, the Practice Management Track of the 6th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference – The Extraordinary Lawyer: Minding Your Own Business. This CLE focuses on building a law practice, which many students and alumni may find of interest in the current economy.  If you would like to see our current CLE holdings, the list is available at: As always, the LIC welcomes your suggestions for additional titles that would enhance the collection.

Stay tuned for Dean Jerry’s Music Night 2013

Watch FlaLaw in January for the announcement of the spring scheduling of Dean Jerry’s “Music Night 2013” at his house. The rules are that any student who participates must bring a dessert and perform a musical piece.  Faculty who participate must comply with a substantially identical rule, which often results in the appearance of a kazoo band. When it’s announced, sign-up will be first-come, first-served. If you’re interested, you might want to do a little practicing over break. (But the dean says: Don’t over-prepare; this is informal and meant to be fun – i.e., it’s definitely “recital-lite.”)

Moot court team elects new exec board; Dylan Shea receives award

The UF Moot Court Team has elected new members to the executive board this spring:

Internal Vice President: Ian Dankelman; Executive Vice President: Chelsey Clements; Vice Chair for Intermural Competition: Victoria Forson; Secretary: Jessica Clements; Chairs for Intramural Competition: Megan Coughlin and Stephanie Generotti; Special Events Chair: Heather Griffin; Special Events Co-Chair: Kate Livanec; Chair for Education and Training: Nate Diehl; and Vice Chair for Historical Society: Alfredo Ferrer.

The team voted Dylan Shea to receive the Gaither Award for the most outstanding team member.




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