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Title: Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Creator: Levin College of Law
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Place of Publication: <Gainesville FL> College of Law Communications Office 1997-
Creation Date: September 25, 2000
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol.1, no. 1 (Oct. 6, 1997)-
General Note: Weekly during the school year with a biweekly insert, numbered separately called: The Docket.
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Table of Contents
    Dean's 'Brown bag' today
        Page 1
    Center for Career Services
        Page 2
    Focus on your career
        Page 3
    Calendar
        Page 4
    Inside the Law School
        Page 4
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UNIVERSITY OF .
FLORIDA
Fredric G. Levin College of Law


From the Dean 1
As I would expect, you
and your fellow students
were extremely support-
ive of our College of Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 5 Sept. 25, 2000
Law during the public
airing last week of prob-
lems that exist with Dean's "Brown Bag" today American Heart Walk meeting
regard to faculty diver- Come share your insights and concerns with Students interested in getting involved or walking
sity issues. There is a Dean Jon Mills today (Sept. 25) at a "Brown Bag" with the law school at the American Heart Walk are
problem, and we must luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Faculty Dining Room. Other asked to attend an informational meeting
address it together. We luncheons are scheduled at the same time and place Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5:20 p.m., 190C Holland Hall,
will be distributing a Tuesday, Oct. 10; Thursday, Oct. 26; Wednesday, or e-mail Angela Stewart at stewartangela@aol.com
speial edition of Nov. 8; and Tuesday, Nov. 28. The American Heart Walk is a 3.5 mile walk to
FlaLawlater this week
Fso wll have this week raise money for heart disease research and aware-
so you will have the ABA student meeting & forum ness. The walk will start at the Oaks Mall on
most current, correct
information. In the Everyone is welcome at the ABA Law Student Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.
meantime, I hope you Division meeting today (Sept. 25), 5:20 p.m., 190B
will continue to offer Holland Hall, and an open forum co-sponsored with APALSA meets Thursday; group
your suggestions, com- Career Services Thursday, Sept. 28, 12:40 p.m., 292 rock climbing Saturday
ments and concerns to Holland Hall. The Sept. 28 forum will focus on what All students are invited to the Asian Pacific
me perhaps at the Center for Career Services can do for you and American Law Students Association (APALSA)
today's "Brown Bag" when you should take action on various stages of meeting Thursday (Sept. 28), 6:30 p.m. 350 Holland
luncheon and to oth- your job search. Hall. The organization will hand out a calendar of
ers in the administra- The ABA Law Student Division also congratu- events and other information. If you are interested,
tion and faculty. Thanks
lates Miguel Suaufor winning third place in the but unable to attend the meeting, e-mail
again for your reasoned
responses and helpful Best Editorial category in the national ABA Law apalsa@grove.ufl.edu for information. An informal
support. Student Division and StudentLawyer magazine happy hour gathering will follow the meeting.
Interim Dean contest for his article "The Labels Between Us," The next APALSA event is group rock climbing,
Jon Mills published in The Docket. noon, Saturday (Sept. 30). The group will meet at
the Gainesville Rock Climbing Gym, 704 S. Main
St., phone 335.4789. A training class and equipment
e t (harness and shoes) are included in the $10 (regular
Free tutorin q $20) all-day climbing pass. All are welcome.
Free tutoring is now available through Florida Law Review. The Review
has many students on staffwho have done well in a wide variety of Phi Alpha Delta meets Thursday
classes. Visit the Law Review Office or contact: flrtutor@hotmail com Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
(subject line: Tutor Request). Include the (PAD) will have a general meeting this Thursday
subject, the name of your professor, and a (Sept. 28), 12:40 p.m., 283 Holland Hall. The meet-
brief description of the problem you are ing will be followed by their first initiation of the
having. The Review will do its best to hook semester.
you up with a tutor who has done well in PAD is a professional law fraternity composed of
that area. Also, look at the Law Review nearly 200,000 law students, attorneys, judges, and
Bulletin Board for a list of students who educators worldwide. PAD is dedicated to promoting
have volunteered to help in certain sub- professional competency, service and achievement
jects and e-mail them directly (addresses within the legal profession, and is the largest interna-
listed) to arrange a time. First-come, firt- tional legal organization in the world. It provides a
listed) to arrange a time. First-come, first-
serve basis. forum for law students and professionals to
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Apply by Sept. 30 for minority subscribing to the Careers Services Information
scholarships HOTLINE. Visit www.law. ufJ. edu/career/, click on
Help end Foley & Lardner, one the nation's largest law "Students" under Quicklinks.
parking woes firms, announces its 2000 Minority Scholarship
JMBA is beginning Program. This program provides eight scholarships Apply for PMI Program by Oct. 20
the process of petition- each year to first-year minority law students. The Presidential Management Intern (PMI)
ing the parking-trans- Applications must be submitted by Sept. 30. For Program is a fabulous opportunity for graduates
portation board to re- information and applications: Student Affairs or interested in the analysis and management of
designate the commuter Career Services. public policies and programs. PMIs receive an ini-
i n te tial two-year appointment with a federal govern-
lots surrounding the
College to law school Call-Back Interview Workshop ment agency. Assignments may involve domestic
parking only. This would If you need assistance with your interviewing or international issues, technological changes,
stop the use of the com- skills, mark your calendar and attend the Call- criminal justice, health research, financial manage-
muter lots as "park and Back Interview Workshop, Friday, Oct. 6, 11:30 ment and many others. December 2000, May 2001
ride" lots and create a.m., Bailey Courtroom. and July 2001 graduates may apply. Applications
are available in and due back to Career
more spaces for those Subscribe to Info. HOTLINE Services by Oct. 20.
who attend the law
school. JMBA will post Whether you are participating in OCI or access-
a copy ofhe resolution, ing on-line job listings, everyone can benefit from
a copy of the resolution,
which it intends to pres-
ent before the parking FAQ's about I.C.A.N. and on-campus interviewing
board, at the JMBA Q: Why can't I log in?
Office. They need as
Office. They need as A: Most likely, you have entered the incorrect PIN. If you cannot remember your correct PIN,
many signatures on the
resoluion as possible. If stop by Career Services and we'll be happy to refresh your memory.
you want to help solve Q: What is "PRS-FCFS?"
the parking problem A: It is the time period in which students may sign up for an interview time.
here at the law school, You should download and print out the I.C.A.N. instructions found on-line
please stop by the for further reference.
JMBA office to read and Q: How do I sign up for an interview time?
sign the resolution. For A: Please see above.
information: Jonathan Q: What does it mean ifI'm selected as an alternate, and how will I know if can interview?
Smith, JMBA Lobbyist. A: It means that if a selected candidate declines or cancels an interview, then you may have the opportunity to
interview. A Career Services staff member will call you (typically the day before the firm will be on
campus) and tell you that a spot has opened up.
Q: IfI'm an alternate, how do I sign up for an interview time?
A: Once you have been contacted by our staff, notifying you of the changed status (alternate to interviewee),
you need to call or stop by Career Services to sign up for an interview time.
Q: My friend said "XYZ" firm is coming to campus, but I can't see the entry on-line?
A: This is because your classification (1L, 2L, etc.) does not match the firm's hiring criteria. You need to
check and see what classification and applicant type the firm is seeking.
Q: What room is "ABC" firm interviewing in?
A: Each morning, the day's schedules are posted on the corkboard just outside of the Career Services' door.
Room numbers and extra items to be brought to the interview are indicated on these schedules.
Q: Who's doing the interviewing?
A: We do not know until the day of the interview, when the recruiters arrive and introduce themselves. We
will obtain business cards (if the person has them) and tape them to the door of the interview room.
(Favorite I.C.A.N. key of the week: "SUBMIT REGISTRATION DATA TO CAREER SERVICES")

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(Continued from page 1) (their only semester of eligibility). Instructors will Moot Court
exchange ideas, expand their knowledge, and con- be Review members who have successfully written winnerS
tinue a lifelong association of friendship and busi- on. The seminar will provide useful instruction on
ness contacts and uses professional, academic, writing a Law ReviewCase Comment, which is the The ustice
social, and community service programs to supple- basis for the writing competition. First-come, first- Campbell Thornal Moot
ment student life. For information or to join: serve; enrollment limited. Updates will be forth- Court board congratu-
Tenesia Connelly, tconnelly@pad.org, 846.5481. coming in student mail folders and flyers on cam- lates owanna Oates
pus. For more information: flrtutor@hotmail.com David Young, Joseph
Training for Law Revie view seminar schedule Fanella, Tim Taylor and
coaches Katie McKinley
Second-semester students interested in joining Introductory Session Tuesday, Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m., and John Kalinowski on
Florida Law Reviewor planning to participate in 190C Holland Hall erformances at the
their performances at the
the writing competition next semester can receive Facts/History Thursday, Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m., 190 Th Tg
hands-on training at a Law ReviewWriting Holland Hall Thomas Tang Moot Court
Seminar. Florida Law Reviewwill conduct the sem- Analysis/Conclusion Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5:30 Competition Southeastern
inar, consisting of four sessions in October (sched- p.m., 190C Holland Hall Regionals in Washington,
ule below), to help second-semester students pre- Bluebooking Tuesday, Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m., 297 D.C. Fanella and Taylor
pare for the open writing competition next semester Holland Hall were semi-finalists, and
Oates and Young were
Second Place Overall
A Winners and won the
award for Best Brief.

Job searching on the Internet/Part II
By Donna Gerson, Director, Career Planning & Public Interest
Opportunities, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
(Continuedfrom the Come interview time, your career services
Sept. 18 issue ofFlaLaw. office may provide additional technological sup-
For Part I, go to our Web port. According to Judith Collins, Director of
site: www.law.ufl.edu "publications. Research for the National Association for Law
I Placement, 40 percent of law schools responding
fyou're applying to nontraditional employers to a recent survey indicated they use a computer
or are considering using a headhunter at some program to handle the interview process, enabling
point after graduation, inquire about their use of student to schedule their own interviews, post
resume scanning and reformat your resume if nec- their resumes, and learn about employers.
essary. List as many specific skills in your resume As the job search process becomes tied
as possible. For example, rather than indicate increasingly to technological advances, law stu-
experience in commercial litigation, enumerate all dents and schools should explore all options in
aspects of commercial litigation that you handled, order to reach employers effectively. Just remem- WESTLAW
such as pleadings, discovery, document review ber that despite all the bells and whistles of the drawin q
and trial preparation. Also, list specific skills and Information Age, the fundamentals of successful WESTLAW is still
knowledge areas you have acquired such as privi- job searching remain the same: Do your home- accepting entries for its
lege review, privilege logs, witness preparation, work, develop a substantive set of skills, interview drawing for a "1L
deposition digesting and exhibit preparation. effectively, and seek out work opportunities that Survival Kit," which
If you apply to employers and headhunters genuinely interest you. includes Sum &
who use resume scanners, be sure to optimize MSubstance Civil
Many career development and law job search Substance Civl
your resume's ability to be "read" optically. Use a sac
youro be sites (with links) can be found on the law school's Procedure, Black Letter
white or light-colored papers, provide a crisp
white or light-colod papr, provide a crisp Center for Career Services Web page Contracts, a Torts
laser-printed original, and don't fold or staple the
Sser-prid oiginl and don old ostaple te (www.law.ufl.edu/career/) under the Career Hornbook, and more. To
resume. Use simple typefaces, and avoid italics,
Development Resources section. enter, stop by the
underlining, rules, graphics and boxes. Don't use Wrst hr
two-column formats that resemble newspapers, This article by Donna Gerson originally appeared in WESTLAW carrel and
two-olun formts tht p e, mbile an a ners Student LawyerMagazine, Vol. 28, No. 5, January fill out a raffle ticket.
and be sure to list phone, mobile and fax numbers .
so tat ea is on a sepae le. 2000, a publication of the American Bar Association. The drawing will be
so that each is on a separate line. held Oct. 17.
1held Oct. 17.

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Upcoming
conferences
Oct. 13 Richard E. For more events: www.law.ufl.edu/calendar
Nelson Symposium on September 27 Christian Legal Society
Florida's Growth 25 Brown Bag with Dean Mills, 11:30 meeting, 6:30 p.m., Faculty Dining
Management. Features a.m., Faculty Dining Room Room
nationally recognized a L T m 28 Health Hut, 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.,
speakers, Florida gov- Florida Law Toastmasters meeting, '
speakers, Floridagov-5- p.m., 190C HOL Concourse
ernmental officials and 28 Phi Alpha Delta general meeting,
key faculty. For details JLPP General Board Meeting, 12:40 283 HOL
and registration informa- 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL p.m.
tion: 352.392.3572,
wolfemarla@law. ufl. edu.



Space requirement plan (Foundation Press 1999) (with P. McDaniel & D.
The law school's Facilities Committee is work- Simmons); and 2000 Cumulative Supplement to
Federal ncome Taxation, Cases and Materials, 4th
ing through the first draft of a program plan for Federal ome Taation, Cases andMaterials, 4th
SEdition (Foundation Press, 1998) (with P. McDaniel,
space requirements for the College, including cur- H. Ault, and D. Simmons) were published in July. His
rent and proposed space. A copy of this plan has forthcoming publications include the 2000-1 Semi-
FlaLaw is published been placed in the Faculty Lounge. Comments, Annual Cumulative Supplement to Bittker &
each week school is in suggestions, or omissions may be addressed to any McMahon's Federallncome Taxation ofIndividuals.
session to inform and Facilities Committee members: Associate Dean He is working with Professor Alice G. Abreu, Temple
unite the law school Michael Friel, Professor Joseph Little, Professor University Law School, on a monograph United
community. David Richardson Professor Stephen Willis, States Tax Law, to be published in International
Professor and Legal Information Center Director Encyclopaedia ofTax Laws, R. Blanpain; and with
Deadline: 10 a.m. Betty Taylor, Coordinator Martina Pelley (Ex Professor Lawrence A. Zelenak, University of North
Tuesday for next Officio), Associate Legal Information Director Carolina School of Law, on the 3rd edition of Bittker
& McMahon s Federal Ineome
week's newsletter. Rick Donnelly (Ex Officio) and Professor Doug T axaton of Ididals (Warr
Taxation of Individuals (Warren,
E-mail news to Miller (Spring only). Please note that this docu- Gorham & Lamont). He is serving as
Jfalaw@law.ufl.edu, ment does not designate location of any function Chair, Committee on Teaching
or bring a disk either in current space or new space. Taxation of the ABA Tax Section, and
(PC format, text in The Committee is scheduling discussions with has been named to Who's WhoAmong
WordPerfect or Word), each department head reviewing space require- l America 's Teachers, 2000.
including author's ments. It meets every Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Dean's Hurst Professor Thomas Hurst recently
name and contact Conference Room. Visitors are welcome. attended the Cambridge Symposium
nam o on Economic Crime at Jesus College,
Information), to Faculty in the spotlight University of Cambridge, United
Communications, 288 Clarence J. TeSelle Professor Martin Kingdom, where he presented a paper
Holland Hall. (Submit McMahon, Jr.'s 2000 Cumulative entitled "Securities Fraud and the
news for The Docket, Supplement No. 2 to Bittker & Internet." His article, "Teaching
the student newsletter, McMahon's Federal Income Taxation Limited Liability Companies" was
to the John Marshall oflndividuals, Second Edition recently published in the Georgia Law
Bar Association.) (Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 1995) Seigel Review
2000 Cumulative Supplement to Associate Dean Michael Seigel was
Editor: DebraAmirin, McMahon Federal Income Taxation of Business quoted in a Gainesville Sun article
Associate Director of Organizations, Third Ed. (Foundation Sept. 13 about a raise planto benefit
Communications. Press 1999) (with P. McDaniel & D. Simmons); 2000 University of Florida faculty.
Stan Huguenin, Director Cumulative Supplement to Federal Income Taxation A story about the proposed ban of
of Communications. ofPartnerships and S Corporations, Third Ed. NAPSTER access by the University
Susie Grace, Program (Foundation Press 1999) (with P. McDaniel & D. of Florida quoted Professor Mark
Assistant. Simmons); 2000 Cumulative Supplement to Federal Thurmon Thurmon in the Independent Florida
Christine Williams, Income Taxation of Corporations, Second Ed. Alligator Sept. 13.
StudentAssistant.
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Upcoming
conferences
Oct. 13 Richard E. For more events: www.law.ufl.edu/calendar
Nelson Symposium on September 27 Christian Legal Society
Florida's Growth 25 Brown Bag with Dean Mills, 11:30 meeting, 6:30 p.m., Faculty Dining
Management. Features a.m., Faculty Dining Room Room
nationally recognized a L T m 28 Health Hut, 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.,
speakers, Florida gov- Florida Law Toastmasters meeting, '
speakers, Floridagov-5- p.m., 190C HOL Concourse
ernmental officials and 28 Phi Alpha Delta general meeting,
key faculty. For details JLPP General Board Meeting, 12:40 283 HOL
and registration informa- 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL p.m.
tion: 352.392.3572,
wolfemarla@law. ufl. edu.



Space requirement plan (Foundation Press 1999) (with P. McDaniel & D.
The law school's Facilities Committee is work- Simmons); and 2000 Cumulative Supplement to
Federal ncome Taxation, Cases and Materials, 4th
ing through the first draft of a program plan for Federal ome Taation, Cases andMaterials, 4th
SEdition (Foundation Press, 1998) (with P. McDaniel,
space requirements for the College, including cur- H. Ault, and D. Simmons) were published in July. His
rent and proposed space. A copy of this plan has forthcoming publications include the 2000-1 Semi-
FlaLaw is published been placed in the Faculty Lounge. Comments, Annual Cumulative Supplement to Bittker &
each week school is in suggestions, or omissions may be addressed to any McMahon's Federallncome Taxation ofIndividuals.
session to inform and Facilities Committee members: Associate Dean He is working with Professor Alice G. Abreu, Temple
unite the law school Michael Friel, Professor Joseph Little, Professor University Law School, on a monograph United
community. David Richardson Professor Stephen Willis, States Tax Law, to be published in International
Professor and Legal Information Center Director Encyclopaedia ofTax Laws, R. Blanpain; and with
Deadline: 10 a.m. Betty Taylor, Coordinator Martina Pelley (Ex Professor Lawrence A. Zelenak, University of North
Tuesday for next Officio), Associate Legal Information Director Carolina School of Law, on the 3rd edition of Bittker
& McMahon s Federal Ineome
week's newsletter. Rick Donnelly (Ex Officio) and Professor Doug T axaton of Ididals (Warr
Taxation of Individuals (Warren,
E-mail news to Miller (Spring only). Please note that this docu- Gorham & Lamont). He is serving as
Jfalaw@law.ufl.edu, ment does not designate location of any function Chair, Committee on Teaching
or bring a disk either in current space or new space. Taxation of the ABA Tax Section, and
(PC format, text in The Committee is scheduling discussions with has been named to Who's WhoAmong
WordPerfect or Word), each department head reviewing space require- l America 's Teachers, 2000.
including author's ments. It meets every Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Dean's Hurst Professor Thomas Hurst recently
name and contact Conference Room. Visitors are welcome. attended the Cambridge Symposium
nam o on Economic Crime at Jesus College,
Information), to Faculty in the spotlight University of Cambridge, United
Communications, 288 Clarence J. TeSelle Professor Martin Kingdom, where he presented a paper
Holland Hall. (Submit McMahon, Jr.'s 2000 Cumulative entitled "Securities Fraud and the
news for The Docket, Supplement No. 2 to Bittker & Internet." His article, "Teaching
the student newsletter, McMahon's Federal Income Taxation Limited Liability Companies" was
to the John Marshall oflndividuals, Second Edition recently published in the Georgia Law
Bar Association.) (Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 1995) Seigel Review
2000 Cumulative Supplement to Associate Dean Michael Seigel was
Editor: DebraAmirin, McMahon Federal Income Taxation of Business quoted in a Gainesville Sun article
Associate Director of Organizations, Third Ed. (Foundation Sept. 13 about a raise planto benefit
Communications. Press 1999) (with P. McDaniel & D. Simmons); 2000 University of Florida faculty.
Stan Huguenin, Director Cumulative Supplement to Federal Income Taxation A story about the proposed ban of
of Communications. ofPartnerships and S Corporations, Third Ed. NAPSTER access by the University
Susie Grace, Program (Foundation Press 1999) (with P. McDaniel & D. of Florida quoted Professor Mark
Assistant. Simmons); 2000 Cumulative Supplement to Federal Thurmon Thurmon in the Independent Florida
Christine Williams, Income Taxation of Corporations, Second Ed. Alligator Sept. 13.
StudentAssistant.
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