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News Briefs: September 3, 2012

Published: September 3rd, 2012

Category: News Briefs

Mary Adkins promoted to director

Mary Adkins has been promoted to director of the Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy Program.

ELULP taking applications for moot court team

The Environmental and Land Use Law Program is now taking applications for participants on the Environmental Moot Court Team for 2012-2013. Environmental Moot Court team tryouts are scheduled for Sept. 7 and Sept. 10. The deadline for applying is Thursday at noon. The dates for the tryouts are: Friday from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 10, from 3:45 to 5 p.m.; The tryouts are scheduled in 15-minute intervals. Contact Lenny Kennedy at for details.

The University of Florida sends teams to the National Environmental Moot Court Competition and the International Environmental Moot Court Competition. Students selected to participate in the UF teams have the chance to brief and argue a case, and to compete against teams from around the country in the annual competition.

Throughout the year, ELULP students can participate in summer externships, the Conservation Clinic, the Public Interest Environmental Conference, the Richard E. Nelson Symposium, the Environmental Capstone Colloquium, and the Costa Rica Study Abroad Program.

Criminal Justice Center, Criminal Law Association hosts criminal video-advocacy competition

The Criminal Justice Center and the Criminal Law Association is pleased to host its inaugural criminal video-advocacy competition this fall. The competition solicits submissions by student teams of an original, creative and educational video portrayal of Fourth Amendment issues geared toward a college-student audiences

  • Cash prizes will be awarded for first through third places.
  • All law students enrolled at the Levin College of Law are eligible to enter.
  • Deadline for submissions is Oct. 22. Winners will be announced on Nov. 10.
  • The submissions will be evaluated by members of a judging panel; criteria include clarity of thought, well-structured argumentation, creative use of videography and liveliness of expression.

Decisions of the judging panel will be final. Complete rules of the competition are available at the CJC website ( or can be obtained from Eva Achero in Room 100, Bruton-Geer Hall.

Restoration of Civil Rights training Sept. 6

The Restoration of Civil Rights (RCR) Project is having a training session on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 5 p.m. in HOL 285D. The Restoration of Civil Rights Project is a volunteer group based out of the law school that helps members of the community with felony convictions apply to have their civil rights, including the right to vote, restored. The RCR group provides application assistance at workshops held once a month. RCR is a low-commitment way for law students to make a difference in the community. If you plan to attend the training session, add the Restoration of Civil Right project to your TWEN page and sign up for the training session or contact Brandon Campbell at

‘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.




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