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News Briefs – March 29, 2010

Published: March 29th, 2010

Category: News Briefs

Students receive book awards for academic excellence
Students, faculty and friends of the law school gathered in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom March 26 to honor book award recipients for the fall 2009 semester. Presented every semester, book awards recognize the top performers in each class, and give alumni a chance to support academic excellence at the UF Levin College of Law. More than 100 students were honored for their performance in classes in the fall. Multiple award winners included, Chana Cannon, Ryan Eastmoore, Alejandro Gonzalez, Kevin Hall, Seth Jones, Tiffany Kimball, Michael Leeman, Holly Marini, Dana Mehlman, Rhett Parker, Jon Philipson, Estephanie Resnik, Martin Strauch, Alicia Taylor, Laura Triplett, Deborah Tyson, Monica Wilson and Jay Yagoda. If you have received a book award, but weren’t able to attend the ceremony, you can pick up your plaque in the Office of Student Affairs.

See full list of winners

Music Night 2010 hosted by Dean Jerry
Got a hidden musical talent? Show it off at the upcoming Music Night 2010, to be held Sunday, April 18, 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.

Clinic application deadline March 31
The deadline for clinic applications is March 31. The Florida Bar clearance letters must be attached to the application (except for Mediation Clinic). Conservation Clinic applications are available online and should be submitted directly to Director Tom Ankersen at All other clinic applications are submitted to Student Affairs. 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. The clinics consider the application period a time of “open house” and interested students who are planning ahead or who are applying for summer/fall are encouraged to stop by.

Application deadline for UF’s Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic is March 31
The Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic is the first of its kind in the nation! IPVAC is a partnership between the College of Law, College of Medicine, Shands and Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network. Under the supervision of Director Teresa Drake, students will represent indigent victims of domestic violence in court with a variety of issues. Students will also have the opportunity to work with IPVAC’s interdisciplinary team consisting of social workers, outreach counselors and various medical personnel at Shands and negotiate such legal and ethical issues as HIPPA, confidentiality and client/patient privilege. Applications for IPVAC can be picked up at Student Services. Students should attach their initial clearance letter from the Florida Bar to their application. Students must also speak briefly with Director Teresa Drake ( prior to applying.

Environmental & Land Use Law Certificate Program deadline April 2
Students interested in enrolling in the Environmental & Land Use Law Certificate Program this semester are encouraged to do so before Friday, April 2. Through the Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate Program, students can graduate from law school with a valuable credential that indicates both concentration and accomplishment in these two fields. If you have recently enrolled, or plan to do so, please contact Lena Hinson at to set up an appointment with Professor Alyson Flournoy, director of the Environmental & Land Use Law Program, to discuss your course of study for fall 2010. For more information on the ELUL Certificate Program please visit the ELULP Web site. Enrollment forms are available online or in 319 Holland Hall. Students enrolled in the certificate program will receive e-mail notification regarding priority pre-registration for core courses.

Become a Public Interest Law Fellow: Deadline April 5
Make a difference in your community and the world — and get paid for it. The Levin College of Law is currently seeking students for the Public Interest Law Fellows Program for 2010-11, funded by The Florida Bar Foundation. Public Interest Law Fellows are engaged in a number of public service projects in the community, and receive a stipend for their work. Applications are available in the Center for Governmental Responsibility, 230 Bruton-Geer Hall. The application deadline is April 5, at 5 p.m. For more information, e-mail Tim McLendon,

APIL fellowship applications due April 5
Need funding for your unpaid summer job? Applications for the APIL summer fellowship 2010 are here. Please download the application form that is available on APIL’s Twen page and submit your application to the Career Development Office by noon on April 5. Download the application »




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