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Title: Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Place of Publication: <Gainesville FL> College of Law Communications Office 1997-
Creation Date: September 18, 2000
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    Student affairs
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    Inside the Law School
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    Focus on your career
        Page 3
    Calendar
        Page 4
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UNIVERSITY OF .
FLORIDA
Fredric G. Levin College of Law






Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 4 Sept. 18, 2000

,pply by Friday
:or overseas LAW meeting today Dean's "Brown Bag" next Monday
arog rams The Law Association for Women will hold its Come share your insights and concerns with
jtudents interested in general meeting today (Sept. 18), 5:30 p.m., 297 Dean Jon Mills at a "Brown Bag" luncheon. The
itudying a semester at the Holland Hall. All are welcome. sessions are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in the Faculty
Jniversity of Montpellier, Dining Room next Monday (Sept. 25); Tuesday,
Zrance; Johann Wolfgang Welcome back gathering for summer Oct. 10; Thursday, Oct. 26; Wednesday, Nov. 8; and
ooethe-Universitat, overseas programs Wednesday Tuesday, Nov. 28.
iermany; or Leiden A welcome back gathering for overseas program
e y e participants, sponsored by Student Affairs and the WESTLAW drawing
nivers, the International Law Society, will be held Wednesday Westlaw is holding a drawing for a "IL Survival
ethe ds, throuhthe (Sept. 20), 5:20 p.m., Faculty Dining Room. Kit," which includes Sum & Substance Civil
aw school's Student
Attendees can meet others who travelled overseas Procedure, Black Letter Contracts, a Torts
.xchange Programs, must during the spring and summer, as well as partici- Hornbook, and more. To enter, stop by the
pply in Student Affairs pans in the LL.M. in Comparative Law Program. WESTLAW carrel and fill out a raffle ticket. The
)y Friday (Sept. 22), 4 Refreshments served. For information: Student drawing will be held Oct. 17.
).m. For information on Affairs Coordinator Noemar Castro, 392.0421.
hese or any overseas pro-
,wam: www.law.ufledu/
,tudents, orStudent Law school in top 10 for Hispanic students
HISPANIC BUSINESS Magazine, a nationally distributed publication, ranks
the Levin College of Law fourth in the nation in its September issue on the "Top
10 Law Schools for Hispanic Students." The article includes a photograph of
three members of the law school's Spanish American Law Students
Association (SALSA).
Also included in the list are University of Miami, Loyola Marymount
(Los Angeles), St. Mary's University (San Antonio), Stanford, University
of Texas, Texas Southern (Houston), Fordham, University of Southern
California and Arizona State University.
According to HISPANIC BUSINESS, editors took into consideration
in addition to academic and faculty stature such items as minori-
ty recruitment and retention (among students and faculty), mentoring
programs, student activities and associations, professional internship
opportunities, career placement services, networking alumni asso-
ciations and financial aid availability. Information about these cat-
egories at the Levin College of Law was provided to magazine
editors in early July by the Communications Office, with assis-
tance from Deans George Dawson, Gail Sasnett and Michael
Patrick, as well as Professor Berta Hernandez.
Reprints of the article are available by calling
(352.392.9586) or e-mailing the law school
Communications Office (web@law.utl.edu).


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Entering class
gets high Center for Career Services CalI-Back InterviewWorkshop
marks
If you need assistance with your interviewing
Assistant Dean for Resumes due today for NAPIL skills, mark your calendar and attend the Call-
Admissions aMike Conference & Career Fair Back Interview Workshop, Friday, Oct. 6, 11:30
Patrick reports anoth- a.m., Bailey Courtoom.
er wel-u e and Resumes are due to employers today (Sept. 18) m., Baiy
er well-qualified and
for the National Association for Public Interest
diverse entering class Law (NAPIL) Career Fair, Oct. 20-22. NAPIL isnfo ati HOT
is now into its fourth he leading organization engaged in organizing, Whether you are participating in OCI or access-
the leading organization engaged in organizing,
week of the Fall 2000 raining and supporing publi service-minded aw ing on-line job listings, everyone would benefit
training and supporting public service-minded law
Semester. The group'is the national leader in creating from subscribing to the Careers Services
median undergradu- summer and post-graduate public interest la jobs. Information HOTLINE. Visit www.law.ufl.edu/
ate grade point aver- The NAPIL Career Fair in Washington, D.C., is a career/, click on "Students" under Quicklinks.
age is 3.57, with an unique opportunity for law students to meet and Apply by Sept. 30 for scholarships
average 157 LSAT interview with public interest employers from Foley & Lardner, one he naion's larges law
Foley & Lardner, one the nation s largest law
score-- again rank- around the country in a single location. The f s, announces is 2000 Minoriy Scholarship
firms, announces its 2000 Minority Scholarship
ing the class very Conference presents an opportunity for students to Pr s p m p s e
fi fProgram. This program provides eight scholarships
competitively with meet public interest advocates and attend fascinat- each year o rs-year minoriy law sudens.
each year to first-year minority law students.
top-tier law schools. ing, one-of-a-kind panels and discussions. Fored by Se. r
Applications must be submitted by Sept. 30. For
Of the 213 students information: Career Services, 392.0499.in ad a: A s
information and applications: Student Affairs or
enrolled, 105 are Career Services.
women and 28 percent
are minorities.
Patrick and Shandrea
Williams, Director of
Admissions & Special
Programs, already are
working to enroll the State of the College address Faculty in the spotlight
Spring 2001 class Interim Dean Jon Mills outlined 1999-2000 Professor Winston Nagan's article "Racism,
seleed in June with accomplishments and detailed plans for 2000-2001 Genocide, and Domicide: Toward a Legal Theory
selecte a i une wf a in an annual 'State of the College' About Group Deprivations," is coming out in the
the assistance a address to faculty early this month. National BlackLaw Journal. His article "Conflict
faculty committee. Key ls for e nex monts, Resolution and Democratic Transformation:
Key goals for the next 12 months, .
au.K g fo ihe Confronting the Shameful Past Prescribing a
according lo Mills: Humane Future" will be published in the South
1)Vigorously pursue $10 million African Law Journal later this fall.
(to be matched by State) in He wrote a chapter, "Sanctions,
funding for new student/faculty Black America, and Apartheid:
Mills center; Vindicating the Promise of Peaceful
2) Begin renovations on Holland Hall and Legal Change," for Charles Henry's Foreign
Information Center; Policy and the Black International
Interest. He directed the Florida-Cape
3) Continue to improve service to students and .
Town Law program this summer, and Nagan
graduates in job placement; was instrumental in establishing an
4) Continue recruitment of outstanding faculty Institute for Human Rights Peace and
and scholars, and remain competitive in Development at the Law School
salaries; (CGR).
5) Finalize compliance with new OneFlorida Professor Stuart Cohn was pictured
plan to become effective with Fall 2001 class. and interviewed Aug. 17 in The New
Copies of the Dean's comments have been Vision, Uganda's principal newspa-
per, about the development of the
mailed to law school alumni and friends, and will rana stok ehae and his book, Cohn
Uganda stock exchange and his book, Cohn
be inserted in the Sept. 25 issue of FlaLaw. (Ctid 4)
(Continued page 4)

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Entering class
gets high Center for Career Services CalI-Back InterviewWorkshop
marks
If you need assistance with your interviewing
Assistant Dean for Resumes due today for NAPIL skills, mark your calendar and attend the Call-
Admissions aMike Conference & Career Fair Back Interview Workshop, Friday, Oct. 6, 11:30
Patrick reports anoth- a.m., Bailey Courtoom.
er wel-u e and Resumes are due to employers today (Sept. 18) m., Baiy
er well-qualified and
for the National Association for Public Interest
diverse entering class Law (NAPIL) Career Fair, Oct. 20-22. NAPIL isnfo ati HOT
is now into its fourth he leading organization engaged in organizing, Whether you are participating in OCI or access-
the leading organization engaged in organizing,
week of the Fall 2000 raining and supporing publi service-minded aw ing on-line job listings, everyone would benefit
training and supporting public service-minded law
Semester. The group'is the national leader in creating from subscribing to the Careers Services
median undergradu- summer and post-graduate public interest la jobs. Information HOTLINE. Visit www.law.ufl.edu/
ate grade point aver- The NAPIL Career Fair in Washington, D.C., is a career/, click on "Students" under Quicklinks.
age is 3.57, with an unique opportunity for law students to meet and Apply by Sept. 30 for scholarships
average 157 LSAT interview with public interest employers from Foley & Lardner, one he naion's larges law
Foley & Lardner, one the nation s largest law
score-- again rank- around the country in a single location. The f s, announces is 2000 Minoriy Scholarship
firms, announces its 2000 Minority Scholarship
ing the class very Conference presents an opportunity for students to Pr s p m p s e
fi fProgram. This program provides eight scholarships
competitively with meet public interest advocates and attend fascinat- each year o rs-year minoriy law sudens.
each year to first-year minority law students.
top-tier law schools. ing, one-of-a-kind panels and discussions. Fored by Se. r
Applications must be submitted by Sept. 30. For
Of the 213 students information: Career Services, 392.0499.in ad a: A s
information and applications: Student Affairs or
enrolled, 105 are Career Services.
women and 28 percent
are minorities.
Patrick and Shandrea
Williams, Director of
Admissions & Special
Programs, already are
working to enroll the State of the College address Faculty in the spotlight
Spring 2001 class Interim Dean Jon Mills outlined 1999-2000 Professor Winston Nagan's article "Racism,
seleed in June with accomplishments and detailed plans for 2000-2001 Genocide, and Domicide: Toward a Legal Theory
selecte a i une wf a in an annual 'State of the College' About Group Deprivations," is coming out in the
the assistance a address to faculty early this month. National BlackLaw Journal. His article "Conflict
faculty committee. Key ls for e nex monts, Resolution and Democratic Transformation:
Key goals for the next 12 months, .
au.K g fo ihe Confronting the Shameful Past Prescribing a
according lo Mills: Humane Future" will be published in the South
1)Vigorously pursue $10 million African Law Journal later this fall.
(to be matched by State) in He wrote a chapter, "Sanctions,
funding for new student/faculty Black America, and Apartheid:
Mills center; Vindicating the Promise of Peaceful
2) Begin renovations on Holland Hall and Legal Change," for Charles Henry's Foreign
Information Center; Policy and the Black International
Interest. He directed the Florida-Cape
3) Continue to improve service to students and .
Town Law program this summer, and Nagan
graduates in job placement; was instrumental in establishing an
4) Continue recruitment of outstanding faculty Institute for Human Rights Peace and
and scholars, and remain competitive in Development at the Law School
salaries; (CGR).
5) Finalize compliance with new OneFlorida Professor Stuart Cohn was pictured
plan to become effective with Fall 2001 class. and interviewed Aug. 17 in The New
Copies of the Dean's comments have been Vision, Uganda's principal newspa-
per, about the development of the
mailed to law school alumni and friends, and will rana stok ehae and his book, Cohn
Uganda stock exchange and his book, Cohn
be inserted in the Sept. 25 issue of FlaLaw. (Ctid 4)
(Continued page 4)

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I e e Scholarships

Job searching on the internet/Part I Advanced Student
Scholarships for sec-
By Donna Gerson, Director, Career Planning & Public ond and third year law
Interest Opportunities, University of Pittsburgh School of Law students are available.
The scholarships and
T and law-related fields, plus information about their eligibility
1oday's techno-savvy judicial clerkships, fellowships, and government requirements are listed
pavement pounders have a wide range contract work. If you're interested in public serv- on the financial aid
of options to print resumes, and can conduct glob- ice opportunities, try www.pslawnet.org. bulletin board.
al job searches via personal computer, surrounded Applications are avail-
by all the comforts of home or a school's Career s job-seeking increasingly moves into able in Student Affairs.
Services office. cyberspace, some of the old rules for contacting The deadline to apply
The Internet has evolved into a rich informa- employers are changing as well. For years, appli- is Wednesday, Sept. 29.
tion source for law students to learn about poten- cants have sent employers a printed cover letter For information:
tial employers. According to a recent survey by and accompanying resume via U.S. ("snail") mail. Financial Aid Director
the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, 58 While hard copy correspondence remains the Trish V es, Student
percent of large firms reported having home mainstream way to go, e-correspondence is
pages, and an additional 18 percent had sites in becoming more acceptable, particularly with firms Affairs, 392.0421.
development. Law firms view the Internet as both that handle high-tech matters.
a recruiting and a marketing tool; the trend is Ifyou feel that e-mailing a cover letter and
toward an increasingly sophisticated Web presence resume is right for you, remember to adhere to the
for lawyers, going beyond the firm name or law traditional rules of grammar and punctuation.
specialty. Lapsing into cyberslang or abbreviations is still
A burgeoning number of Internet-based busi- inappropriate. Keep your correspondence, whether
nesses offer law students employer information at electronic or print, professional and polished. E-
the click of a mouse. Sheila Walsh, president of mail is quick and convenient, but there are draw Contract
Information Link Corp., says online availability backs. Resumes sent as attachments are some- Tutors Needed
has fundamentally changed how students learn times incompatible with a firm's computer system. Two tutors are needed
about legal employers. Also, keep in mind formatting changes sometimes fr Professor George
"Law students can now more easily compare occur between your computer program and the Dawson's Contrat
what employers offer in terms of training, lifestyle recipient's, scrambling clever graphic effects to cass f Fal 2000
and salary," Walsh notes, "And they can make gibberish. If you want to maintain complete con- cSeester. Ttors wil
more sophisticated and knowledgeable career trol of the appearance and content of your mes- Semester. utors will
decisions." sage, stick with the snails. recive a stipend for
I In some circumstances, you may not be able to their services. Students
nformation's site (www.Information.com) use that perfect, aesthetically pleasing resume you who earned a B+ or
includes the entire text of The Insider's Guide to finally hit upon. That's because some employers higher in Professor
Law Firms and a directory of more than 600 legal use computers to scan resumes for various key- Dawson's Contracts
employers. words and develop databases for storage and class in the past are
Emplawyernet (www. emplawyernet. com), retrieval of information. For those employers, eligible. Candidates
another Internet-based legal recruiting business, you'll need to change your resume approach. must apply in person
has about 18,000 subscribers and more than 6,000 Although hardly any law firms currently rely to Dean Patrick
job listings, and continues to expand. By entering on scanning software, many headhunters and non- Shannon in Student
various sites and chat rooms, law students can traditional employers (such as banks and manage- Affairs.
roam through a virtual community where practic- ment consulting firms) use the technology.
ing lawyers and law students discuss career op- (Continued next issue.)
tions in a real-time, question-and-answer format. This article by Donna Gerson originally
Other Web sites for job seekers include appeared in Student Lawyer Magazine, Vol. 28,
www.lawinfo.com, which provides job listings and No. 5, January 2000, a publication of the
a resume creator and bank, and www. attorneyjobs. American Bar Association.
conm which contains thousands of listings for legal

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Heart Walk
Law school students
and faculty are encour- For more events: www.law.ufl.edu/calendar
aged to participate in the September 21 Faculty meeting,
Alachua County 10 12:40 p.m., 297 HOL
Alachua County 18 Free Panel Discussion, "India and the 12:40 pm., 297 HOL
American Heart Walk, U.S.: Intellectual Property, Grand Guard Weekend, Class of 1950
Oct. 21. The walk begins International Trade, and Investment & Prior
at 9 a.m. at the Oaks Issues," 1-2:30 p.m., Bailey Courtroom 25 Brown Bag with Dean Mills, 11:30
Mall. Walkers are needed, Law Association for Women general a.m., Faculty Dining Room
as well as pledges and meeting, 5:30 p.m., 297 HOL Florida Law Toastmasters meeting,
donations to help make Florida Law Toastmasters meeting, 5-6 p.m., 190C HOL
this event a success. 5-6 p.m., 190C HOL Upcoming conferences
Please let Develop- Florida Law Review Open Writingt. 13 Rihard E. Nelson Symposium on
mn o A i *ff r. Oct. 13 Richard E. Nelson Symposium on
ment & Alumni Affairs Competition 2000 final meeting, Florida's Growth Management. Features
Director Donald Hale 5:30 p.m., 190C HOL Management. Features
SD H 5 nationally recognized speakers, Florida govern-
know if you or your fami- 20 Welcome Back Gathering for Summer mental officials and key faculty. For details and
ly would like to partici- Overseas Program participants, 5:20 registration information: 352.392.3572,
pate and/or contribute. p.m., Faculty Dining Room wolfemarla@law.ufl.edu.


FlaLaw is published (Faculty in the Spotlight, from page 2) topic. Her chapter, "International and Interracial
each week school is in Capital MarketDevelopment in Adoptions: Heroes, Villains, or Loving Parents," is
session to inform and Uganda. forthcoming inMoral Imperialism: A Critical
unite the law school Professor Sharon Rush was inter- Anthology (B.E. Hernandez, ed). Her article, "The
community. viewed by Child Magazine the week Heart of Equal Protection: Education and Race" is
of Aug. 22 regarding her book, being reprinted in a Reader On Race, Civil Rights
Deadline: 10 a.m. LovingAcross the Color Line, and and American Law: A Multicultural Approach
Tuesday for next had a radio interview with a station (Davis, Johnson & Martinez eds). She is working
we s n r. R h in London, Ontario, on the same on her textbook, Constitutional Issues in Public
week's newsletter. Rush Education, co-authoring (with Prof Hernandez-
E-mail news to Truyol) the foreword to a LatCrit Symposium for
jalaw@law. ujt. edu, publication in the MIch. J. of Race & Law, and
or bring a disk writing a book review of Huckleberry Finn. She is
(PC format, text in serving on the University Intercollegiate Athletic
WordPerfect or Word), Committee and the law school's Tenure and
Sncluding au s Promotion Committee, Future of the Law School
including author's
Committee, and OneFlorida Committee.
name and contact
Professor William Page was featured in the
information), to Alligator, The Gainesville Sun and WRUF radio.
Communications, 288 Hhe co-authored the entry on "Network
Holland Hall. (Submit Externalities," which appears in Volume I of the
news for The Docket, Encyclopedia ofLaw and Economics,
the student newsletter, published this year, and the chapter
to the John Marshall on "Antitrust and Trade Regulation"
Bar Association.) for the 1999-2000 Developments vol-
ume of the ABA Section on
Editor: Debra Amirin, JOb well done Administrative Law and Regulatory
Associate Director of Grateful law school students expressed their Practice. He has agreed to join
Communicalions. Joseph Bauer of Notre Dame as Page
Stan ni irector appreciation for Phyllis Robinson's many author of revisions and supplements of
of Communications. efforts on their behalf with bouquets and bal- Kinter's Federal Antitrust Law, an 1 1-volume trea-
Susie Grace, Program loons Sept. 13, her last day in the Office of tise published by Anderson.
Assistant. Student Affairs. Robinson has accepted a
Christine Williams, position in Pediatric Dentistry at Shands.
StudentAssistant.
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