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Dean's 'Brown bag' Tuesday
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Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 7 Oct. 9, 2000
Dean's "Brown Bag" Tuesday (Oct. 15), Southwest Recreation Center, to increase
APALSA Come share your insights and concerns with interaction between professors and students, and
meets today Dean Jon Mills at a "Brown Bag" luncheon, 11:30 raise money for the American Heart Association.
All are invited to the a.m., Faculty Dining Room, Tuesday (Oct. 10). Details will be posted as they become
Asian Pacific American Other luncheons are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. available. For information: Don Londeree,
Law Students' 26; Wednesday, Nov. 8; and Tuesday, Nov. 28. dlonderee@hotmail. com
Association (APALSA) Locations TBA. Law school potluck Oct. 17
meeting today (Oct. 9), Professor/student softball Sunday Everyone is invited to the annual
4:10 p.m., Faculty The American Bar Association/Student Chapter Faculty/Staff/Student Potluck Dinner Tuesday,
Dining Room. Bonia will host a Professor/Student Softball Game Sunday (Continued page 3)
Young, a LEXIS attorney
representative, will give a
short presentation on Richard E. Nelson Symposium
using LEXIS to explore
career and job options.
Pizza will be provided. Florida's Growth M anagement Legislation
apalsa fgrove.uf.edu, or Friday(Oct. 13), 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Holiday Inn West
Explores growth management, related environmental and local
Due today: government issues, and historical and current legislation;
J M BA apps includes in-depth discussions of future growth management options.
Applications for Primary Speakers
JMBA Small Group Fred P. Bosselman Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent Law School, Illinois Institute of Technology;
r a d o Vice-Chair, Sonoran Institute
Advisor are due to
JMBA by 4 p.m. today John M. DeGrove John M. DeGrove Chair in Growth Management and Development at Florida Atlantic
(t. 9). For informaion: University's College of Architecture, Urban, and Public Affairs; and President, 1000 Friends of Florida
Josh Corn, Julian C. Juergensmeyer Ben F. Johnson, Jr. Chair in Law, Georgia State University College of Law
corno@aufl edu or Thomas G. Pelham Attorney, Tallahassee; immediate Past President, Florida Chapter of the American
336-5959, or JMBA. Planning Association
Douglas R. Porter President of the Growth Management Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland
Cari L. Roth General Counsel, State of Florida Department of Community Affairs
Respondents from environmental, local governmental and educational organizations will present
perspectives on the main topics of the symposium.
Faculty and students may attend presentations free-of-charge. (To attend the luncheon, attendees
must register and pay a $40 fee.) Florida Bar members can receive six-and-a-half CLE credits.
For information or to register:
Program Assistant Marla Wolfe, International Programs & Environmental
and Land Use Law Program, 352.392.3572, email@example.com
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Car pools and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar will be
held Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4 p.m., Cafeteria.
The law school is the only college on campus Refreshments served.
where students are allowed car pool parking
spaces. Take advantage of this unique opportunity Apply now for spring externships
by stopping by Student Affairs to set up a car pool. What? Externships, also known as educational field
(Mike Oun will assist you.) Spaces reserved for placements, provide opportunities for students to
car poolers are on the east side of Bruton-Geer, combine substantive study with practical experience.
beside the Orange lot. Beware of parking there Because all placements are with government agencies
without a car pool pass; you will be ticketed and or non-profit organizations, externs also provide a
could be towed. valuable service. In addition to hours spent in the
workplace, externships include an educational com
Bar exam expense loans ponent (generally a simultaneous or subsequent
classroom experience or a tutorial). Students may
Are you making plans to take the Bar, and receive course credit, but not compensation, and are
wondering where you will come up with the eligible once they have successfully completed all
financing necessary for out-of-pocket expenses? required first-year courses.
There are private companies who make Bar Exam WHEN? Most externships take place during the
loans to students in their final year of law school. summer, but some are available for Spring 2001. If
These loans can be used for living expenses while you are interested in a spring externship, return your
studying for the Bar, Bar prep classes and other application to the faculty sponsor by Oct. 20.
Bar related expenses. You may borrow from as it- Applicants may be interviewed, and are subject to
Bar related expenses. You may borrow from as lit-
0 to as muh as 8 approval by the field placement supervising attorney.
tle as $500 to as much as $8,000. For information: HOW? Pick up an application from Kathy Urbach
HOW? Pick up an application from Kathy Urbach
Financial Aid Advisor Trish Varnes, 392.0421, or Nancy Hanewicz in Career Services, or from the
Fax 392.3800, trish firstname.lastname@example.orgJl.edu; or con- faculty sponsor of each externship.
U FCC tact three lenders directly: Access Group, WHERE? Externships for Spring 2001 include:
Campaig n 800.282.1550, www.Accessgroup.org; Key 1. Eighth Judicial Circuit Family Law Judges
The University of Education Resources, 800.539.5363, (Gainesville) Credits: 6. Faculty sponsor: Iris
Florida Community www.Key. com/educate/gradLaw, Burke. Externs work as judicial clerks with one of
or Loans, 800.984.0190, four Eighth Judicial Circuit Family Law Judges;
Campaign is or ac- www.Salliemae.com. attend hearings, perform legal research and writ-
ulty, staff, students, ing, and review files. Students are exposed to how
retired faculty and judges in family law cases arrive at decisions, par-
OPS employees who ticularly where children are involved.
S eploys wo 2. Office of the State Attorney (Gainesville) Special
want to support Prosecution Division (Domestic Violence).
worthwhile Credits: 6. Faculty sponsor: Peggy Schrieber.
community agencies. -- Externs work with an assistant state attorney who
Heading the law Career Services prosecutes domestic violence cases. Students are
Sc a exposed to substantive legal and ethical issues, and
Professor Joseph Apply for PMI Program by Oct. 20 special problems encountered when prosecuting
offenders and working with victims.
Little, Marilyn The Presidential Management Intern (PMI) 3. Three Rivers Legal Services (Gainesville)
Henderson and Carol Program is for December 2000, May 2001 and Domestic Violence. Credits: 6. Faculty sponsor:
July 2001 graduates interested in analysis and Peggy Schrieber. Externs are paired with staff
Velasques. management of public policies and programs. attorneys doing civil domestic violence work.
The College of Law Applications are available in and due back to Students are exposed to substantive legal and
pledged $15,052 last Career Services by Oct. 20. ethical issues, and special problems, encountered
year, while UF as a when doing civil legal work with indigent clients
whole raised Career Service programs who are victims of domestic violence.
S696,000. UF's goal A Real Property and Probate and Trust NOTE: Additional externships may be available
S6,. U's Program sponsored by the Real Property, Probate for Spring 2001. For more information: Urbach or
for this year is Hanewicz in Career Services.
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(Continued from page 1) them as SNAP members. Call 392.SNAP to arrange Faculty Dining
Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m., Maguire Village (student family an escort, and they will walk or drive you to your Room to be
housing community, corner of Radio Road and 34th campus destination. The service operates when C Os ed
Street). Bring a dish to share and your kids, friend, school is in session: 6:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Sunday- e F
spouse/partner. The Law Association for Women Thursday; 6:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m., Friday and Saturday. R But ee allDinng
sponsors this annual event. For information: Dawn (8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. nightly during summer.) wil be closed for renva
Henrichon email@example.com. will be closed for renova-
LEXIS LR&W training tions from approximately
Let SNAP escort you on campus LEXIS will conduct training for all students in Oct.16 to Jan. 1.
The Student Nighttime Auxilary Patrol has pro- Legal Research & Writing this week and the next in
vided nightime escorts on campus for more than 25 the Bruton-Geer Computer Lab. For information:
years to enhance personal safety and offer an alter- Bonita Young, Esq., 379.0232.
native to walking alone at night. SNAP is staffed by
UF students and coordinated by the University Law Review seminar Thursday
Police Department. Staff are equipped with radios, Second-semester students interested in joining
and wear picture ID badges clearing identifying Florida Law Reviewor participating in the writing
(Continued page 6)
Urbach named Career Services Faculty in the spotlight Semesters: WESTLAW
Assistant Dean *A Sept. 28 story in the Legal Research and
Interim Assistant Dean and Director of Pro Independent Florida Writing training starts
Bono and Public Service Programs Kathy Urbach Alligator quoted Nov. you have not
Interim Dean Jon nreceived your
has been appointed to the position on a permanent InterioDean Jo t WESTLAWpassword,
basis. Mills, Professor Betty WESTLAW password,
basis. Taylor and Director of please stop by the
"Kathy has been with us since September of Deveopment Donald WESTLAW carrel (back
1998, when she became Associate Director of Hae about construc- room of the Bruton-Geer
Career Services. She has served since this June as tion of a new faculty- Hale Computer Lab) to
Interim Assistant Dean, and has a wonderful back- student building. retrieve your password.
ground and reputation for this position," said Channel 20 inter- Make sure you are signed
Associate Dean for Students Gail Sasnett. "Please viewed Professor up for Gatorlink before
help me congratulate Kathy." Nancy Dowd aboutyour traing session.
Urbach received her B.A. from Colorado State her new book, c WESTLAWis having a
University, and her J.D. from Georgia State Redefining Fatherhood, students: WESTLAW
University. Taylor Sept. 28. Her book was Rapid Research
also reviewed by Penn Dowd Rapid Research
State University Professor Bob Drago Resources Sweepstakes.
in an online newsletter. The Grand prize is a
*A Sept. 28 Orlando Sentinel article $2,500 American Express
quoted Professor Lyrissa Lidsky Travel Voucher, plus
about the Firestone Tire recall, and $500 spending money.
control of the Florida Legislature. Enter by going to
SProfessor Lars Noah was inter- lawschoolwestlaw com
viewed in the Daily News (New York) The Sweepstakes runs
Sept. 29 in an article about the newly Lidsky from Oct. 1-31. The first
approved abortion pill. He was quot- 5,000 participants will
ed in articles about the FDA's receive a free travel mug.
WESTLAW is still
approval of Mifeprex (a.k.a. RU-486) accepting entries for its
appearing in Newsweek magazine drawing for a "
(Oct. 9 issue), Dallas MorningNews Surviva Kit." To enter,
(Sept. 29, 30, and Oct. 1), New York
Daily News (Sept. 29), and the New stop by the WESTLAW
carrel and fill out a tick-
Career Services Assistant Dean Kathy Urbach Orleans Times-Picayune (Sept. 30). Noah et. The drawing is
Saturday (Oct. 14).
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3 AB B
S"\ Frequently asked questions for Career Services
By Darian Wagner
Q: I submitted a resume far this semester, we have sent approximately
to an OCI firm, and 120 e-mails! Ifyou have not been able to
I haven't heard successfully subscribe, send your e-mail address
back. When are they to Career Services to my attention. I will manu-
Help end going to make their ally subscribe your e-mail account to the list-
decisions? serve, and you will receive a confirmation of
parkin woes A: When viewing the firm's information online (via that subscription.
JMBA is beginning "Review Future Schedules"), you will see just
the process of petition- above the "Schedule Timeline" (which lists four Online resume acceptance
ing the parking- "PRS" dates) that there is a line called If you submit your online resume to a firm,
transportation board to "Preselect Due Date." The date which follows is and are accepted, you must do one of two things:
re-designate the com- the day on which the employer is supposed to 1) Sign up for an interview time slot; or
muter lots surrounding make its interview selections. 2) Cancel the interview two week days prior to
the College to law the firm's coming on campus.
school parking only. Q: Today is the date for PRS-FCFS, but I can't This is so we may contact alternates to sign up
This would stop the use sign up for an interview time. I tried at 2 for an interview time slot. If you do neither of
This would stop the use a.m., and then again at 7 a.m. Why can't I .
of the commuter lots as sgn these actions, then you will be counted as a "no-
"park and ride" lots and A: You have done everything correctly, it's just that show." NOTE: Two no-shows WILL result in your
create more spaces for Career Services personnel must post the sched- exclusion from OCI. This policy is included in the
those who attend the law ules when we come in that day so that the PRS- paperwork given to you earlier this semester.
school. JMBA will post date is activated. Ifyou wait until about 8:15
a copy of the resolution, a.m., then we will have completed that task. Check announcements
which it intends to pres- Remember, 8-8:30 a.m. each day is very busy for Don't forget to check various avenues we use
ent before the parking us as we are greeting interviewers and getting for disseminating information, such as
board, at the JMBA them settled into their interview rooms. "Announcements" on the law school Web page
Office. They need as (Students section); Calendar ofEvents, Student
many signatures on the Q: I went to a job fair and I had interviews, but Affairs Web page; Career Services Information
resolution as ossiblef haven't heard back from employers. Do you HOTLINE; bulletin boards, and, of course,
resolution as possible. If know what's going on?
you want to help solve A: No. Employers from job fairs and OCI do not FlaLaw
the parking problem follow up with us (i.e., informing us whom they
here at the law school, are inviting for call-backs, whom they are hir-
please stop by the ing, etc.). If your interviewer does not address
JMBA office to read and what the next step is, then take the initiative and
sign the resolution. For inquire about it.
Smith, JMBA Lobbyist. Q: My friends are getting e-mail from the HOT-
LINE, but I'm not. Am I missing anything
A: YES! Everyone should subscribe to this e-mail
listserve. Career Services sends out information
about OCI, jobs, judicial clerkships, programs,
scholarships and more. Ifyou're not a sub-
scriber, then you're missing out.
Q: I subscribed to the HOTLINE via the inter-
net, but I haven't received anything. Has any-
thing been sent out?
A: Yes, lots of information is sent each week. So
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LL.M. in Comp.
Spring 2001 Clinics and Trial Practice applications ByChristineWilliams
The LL.M in Compar-
Ifyou plan to take a Criminal, Civil or Juvenile Mediation Clinic, Clinic Prep or Trial Practice dur- ative Law Program is for
ing Spring 2001, you must obtain a clinic application from Student Affairs. Clinic and Trial Practice foreign law school gradu-
applications will be available Oct. 3-26. Submission deadline: Thursday, Oct. 26, 5 p.m. Information ates who want to enhance
sheets are on the bulletin board outside Student Affairs. their understanding of the
American legal system
Criminal Clinic and English common law
Criminal Clinic will be offered in a variety of locations. Everyone selected for Criminal Clinic must system from which it
attend a mandatory meeting. Before start of the spring term, students must have completed 48 credit evolved. Students com
hours, Trial Practice or Trial Advocacy, Police Practices and Adversary Systems. (Important: Criminal plete 30 semester hours
Clinic requires 20 hours in addition to class time in the spring). of work, including six
credits for "Introduction
Full Representation Civil Clinic to American Law."
No clinic prep requirement, but first three weeks of the semester Classes are held to a
are known as the "Intensive Seminar," and require 20 hours of class maximum of 20 students
time per week. to facilitate interaction
and individual attention
Juvenile Mediation Clinic from Program Director
No prerequisites. Students work with at-risk juveniles. First 1 David Hudson.
two-and-a-half weeks are an Intensive Seminar for a total of 20 The fall class has 13
hours, which is scheduled around other courses. Friday mornings I foreign graduates from
must be available for mediations conducted downtown. nine countries: Germany,
Trial Practice Morocco, Lithuania,
Registration is by application. Priority is given to fifth-semester Brazil, Uganda, Poland
students. Remaining slots will be filled by fourth- and sixth- and China. The average is
semester students, in that order. 13 students per year, and
at least 29 different coun-
Pro Se Clinic Prep/Pro Se Clinic tries have sent graduates
This is a two-semester sequence. Students take Pro Se Clinic Prep. in Spring 2001, and Pro Se to participate in the pro-
Clinic in Fall, 2001. Registration is by application to Pro Se Clinic Prep. Students in Pro Se Clinic Prep gram in the last six years.
automatically proceed to Pro Se Clinic. Preference is given to fifth-semester students who have taken Four international stu-
Family Law, Evidence, Trial Practice or Trial Advocacy and Family Law Judicial Externships or dents earned their LL.M.
Domestic Violence Externships. in Comparative Law this
summer: Xavier Cordova-
Juvenile Prep/Juvenile Clinic Fimer: Xaier zuela -
This is a two-semester sequence. Students take Juvenile Clinic Prep in Spring 2001, and Juvenile Khurram Karim,
Clinic in Fall 2001. Registration is by application to Juvenile Clinic Prep. Students in Juvenile Clinic U.K./India; Fengguo Niu,
Prep automatically proceed to Juvenile Clinic. Preference is given to fifth-semester students who have China; and Tomasz M.
taken Children's Law, Family Law, Evidence, Trial Practice or Trial Advocacy and Juvenile Wlostowski, Poland.
Externships, Family Law Judicial Externships or Domestic Violence Externships. More than 70 students
Conservation Clinic have graduated from the
program since it began in
Applicants must have completed three semesters of law school. Preference will be given to students 1994. That initial class
1994. That initial class
who have enrolled, or intend to enroll, in the Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate Program.ad fve freign law grad-
had five foreign law grad-
Interested students are encouraged to consult with Conservation Clinic Director Tom Ankersen prior to ates from our countries.
applying. Students may learn more and download or submit an application online at Enrollment increased
www.law.ujl.edu/cgr/clinic. Applications are also available in Student Affairs and Center for each year after that, peak-
each year after that, peak-
Governmental Responsibility (230 Bruton Geer). ing in 1998-1999 with 17
For more information: Kimberly Thomas, Registrar, Office of Student Affairs, 392.0421. students.
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Law school students
and faculty are encour- For more events: www.law.ufl.edu/calendar
aged to participate in the October
Alachua County 9 APALSA meeting, 4:10-5:10 p.m., Law Review Writing Seminar,
American Heart Walk, Faculty Dining Room 5:30 p.m., 190 HOL
Oct. 21. The walk begins ABA-LSD meeting, 5:20 p.m., Moot Court, 8:30-10 a.m., 283 HOL
at 9 a.m. at the Oaks 190B HOL Phi Alpha Delta General Meeting,
Mall. Walkers are needed, Moot Court, 4-5:20 p.m., 190 HOL 12:40 p.m., 283 HOL
as well as pledges and Florida Law Toastmasters meeting, 13 Richard E. Nelson Symposium on
donations to help make 5-6 p.m., 190C HOL Florida's Growth Management
this event a success. 10 Dean's Brown Bag, 11:30 a.m., Faculty Legislation (see page 1)
Please let Develop- Dining Room Moot Court Final Four Arguments,
ment & Alumni Affairs JLPP General Board Meeting, 12 p.m., (noon) 190 HOL
Director Donald Hale 5:20 p.m, 190A HOL Moot Court Final Four Question &
know if you or your *JMBA meeting, 5:30 p.m., 290 HOL Answer Session with Florida Supreme
family would like to par- L m 7 Court Justices, 10:20 a.m., Bailey
ticipate and/or contribute. LCC meeting 7-8 p.m, 190C HOL Courtroom. Everyone welcome.
Moot Court, 5-6 p.m., 190 HOL Moot Court Luncheon with Supreme
APIL general meeting, 5:20 p.m., Court Justices, 2 p.m., Cafeteria
FlaLaw is published 292 HOL Criminal Law Teaching Fellows -
each week school is in 11 Health Hut at the Law School, Tutoring for Professor Moffat's
sssion to i n10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Concourse Criminal Law, 10:30 a.m., 290 HOL
session to inform and
unite the law school 12 Phi Alpha Delta General Meeting, 14 JMBA tailgate party, 12 p.m., Cafeteria
m n12:40 p.m. 283 HOL 15 Professor/Student Softball Tournament,
community. Moot Court Cocktail Party, 7 p.m., Southwest Recreation Center
Deadline: 10 a.m. Arredondo Room, JWRU 16 Florida Law Toastmasters meeting,
Tuesday for next Faculty Enrichment, Professor Sheri 5-6 p.m., 190C HOL
week's newsletter. Lynn Johnson, Cornell University, on 17 JMBA meeting, 5:30 p.m., 290 HOL
"Understanding Race in the Death
E-mail news to Penalty," 12 p.m Faculty Dining Room. LCC meeting, 7-8 p.m., 190C HOL
firstname.lastname@example.org, Lunch served. Law Review Writing Seminar, 5:30
or bring a disk Trial Team Intramural Competition p.m., 190C HOL
(PC format, text in Round Four, 4-9:30 p.m., 190A, 190B, Faculty/Staff/Student Potluck Dinner,
WordPerfect or Word), 190C, 290, 292 and 296 HOL 5:30 p.m., Maguire Village
including author's BLSA meeting, 12:40-1:50 p.m., 19 BLSA & Race Relations Labor &
name and contact 190A HOL LELA, 7 p.m., 190 HOL
information), to Christian Legal Society meeting, LCC general board meeting, 12:40 p.m.,
Communications, 288 5:20 p.m., Faculty Dining Room Bailey Courtroom
Holland Hall. (Submit LCC executive board meeting, Labor & Employment Law Association,
news for The Docket, 12:40 p.m. Bailey Courtroom 11:30 a.m., Faculty Dining Room
the student newsletter,
to the John Marshall (Continuedfrom page 3) Free tutoring is also now available through
Scompetition next semester can receive hands-on Florida Law Review Visit the Law Review Office or
Bar Association.) training at a Law ReviewWriting Seminar. First- conta: email@example.com (subjectline: Tutor
come, first-serve; enrollment limited. Forline: Tutor
Editor: DebraAmirin, come, first-serve; enrollment limited. For Request). Include the subject, name of your profes-
Associate Director of information: frtutor@hotailco. sor, and a brief description of any problem you are
Communications. Seminar Schedule having. The Reviewwill do its best to hook you up
Stan Huguenin, Director 5Facts/History Thursday (Oc 12) with a tutor who has done well in that area. The
of Communicalions. 5:30 p.m., 190C Holland Hall
Susie Grace, Program Analysis/Conclusion Tuesday, Law ReviewBulletin Board also lists students who
Assistant. Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m., 190C Holland Hall have volunteered to help in certain subjects, and
ChristineWilliams, Bluebooking Tuesday, Oct. 24, students can e-mail them directly to arrange a time.
Student Assistant. 5:30 p.m., 297 Holland Hall