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News Briefs: Sept. 10, 2012

Published: September 10th, 2012

Category: News Briefs

Informational meeting for students interested in 2013 Spring Externship Opportunities today at 5 p.m.

The UF Law Externship Program offers students the opportunity to earn academic credit while working in a variety of legal settings. Externships are offered in Florida and throughout the United States and include placements such as government agencies; state and federal courts, non-profit organizations, and corporations. Externships are offered in areas such as family law, criminal law, health care, local government, and higher education law, just to name  a few.

Today at 5 p.m. in HOL 345, learn about the externship program requirements, the application process for Spring externships, deadlines for applications, required documentation and much more. If you are interested in applying for these valuable opportunities, it is very important that you attend this meeting.

Legal Careers with the Navy JAG Corps

Thursday from 1 to 1:50 p.m. in HOL 285D.

Join Naval JAG Officer Matt Kozyra to learn about:

  • The Benefits of Navy JAG Legal Careers
  • The Commissioning Process
  • Internship Opportunities\

Gerald T. Bennett American Inn of Court

The Gerald T. Bennett American Inn of Court is accepting applications from second- and third-year law students.  The Bennett Inn, co-sponsored by the University of Florida Levin College of Law, is dedicated to improving the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar through the assessment of cutting edge legal trends, innovation and technology.  Last year’s meeting topics included “Presenting Your Online Self:  Safely and Ethically Using Online Advertising and Social Media,” “E-Discovery Practice,” “Using Social Media in Litigation,” and “Use of Technology in Trial Preparation and Presentation.”

The Bennett Inn will host a champagne and cupcake reception Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in HOL 180 or the Courtyard (depending on weather). All are welcome to come and learn about the Bennett Inn and meet current members. The student application for membership can be found at Applications are due by 9/18 to Membership Chair Mary K. Wimsett,  You may also direct any questions about the reception to her, or to your 2012 Board Members, Bryan Griffin or Michael Hacker

The Bennett Inn is a chartered member of the American Inns of Court, America’s oldest, largest and fastest growing legal mentoring organization.  The Bennett Inn is a cooperative learning Inn, which distinguishes it from other Inns in Florida because student members sit on the Executive board and each group has a student leader coupled with a master/barrister to engage in true cooperative learning with a strong mentoring component. Members join with local judges and lawyers dedicated to restoring the nobility and ideals of the legal profession in a hands-on, practical way.  The Bennett Inn meets approximately once a month during both semesters on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Faculty Dining Room.

Constitution Day at UF

The University of Florida celebrates this year’s Constitution Day with “The Affordable Care Act: The U.S. Constitution Meets Health Care Reform,” featuring talks and a discussion from UF Law Professor Steven Willis and Associate General Counsel at Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics, Inc., Andrei Boyarshinov. The discussion will be Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Advocacy Center courtroom. For complete details, read the press release here:

‘Women, Work, and Family in the 2012 Presidential Campaign’ roundtable Sept. 19 at UF Law

The Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research and the League of Women Voters of Alachua County will present Sept. 19 a roundtable to discuss “Women, Work and Family in the 2012 Presidential Campaign” at 6:30 p.m. in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180.

This discussion and community event will feature Lynn Leverty, UF Department of Political Science; UF Law Professor Shani King; state Sen. Nan Rich, D-Weston; state Sen. Evelynn Lynn, R-Daytona; with moderator Pegeen Hanrahan, former mayor of Gainesville. The panelists will focus on representations of gender and sexuality during this electoral season.

The event is presented with support from the Levin College of Law, the Bob Graham Center for Public Service and Association for Academic Women.

ELULP hosts potluck reception Sept. 20

A potluck reception for all students and faculty with an interest in environmental and land use law will be held at the home of Professor Mary Jane Angelo on Thursday, Sept. 20,at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite dish and get to know some students and faculty who share your interests.

RSVP to Lenny Kennedy at and let her know if you need directions to Professor Angelo’s home.

Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations (CSRRR) hosts open house

The CSRRR will host an open house Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in the CSRRR meeting room, HOL 370D.




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