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Table of Contents
    Certification exams due Tuesday
        Page 1
    APALSA students meet Reno
        Page 2
    Win cash by using LEXIS
        Page 3
    Focus on your career
        Page 4
    Inside the Law School
        Page 5
    College of Law calendar
        Page 6
    Women in law increasing
        Page 6
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UNIVERSrrTY OF
FLORIDA
Fredric G. Levin College of Law




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Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 9 Oct. 23, 2000



Certification exams due Tuesday dents should submit a letter of interest to Carol
1L Certification Search Exams must be returned Velasques, 340 Holland Hall, on or before
Today by Tuesday (Oct. 24). Upon completion, put the Wednesday (Oct. 25). Interviews will be held next
* Florida Law exams in the file at the LEXIS desk in the Bruton- week. For information: Anne Rutledge, Director,
Toastmasters meeting, Geer Computer Lab. LEXIS Book Award winners Legal Drafting, 392.9235.
5-6 p.m., 190C HOL also will be selected this week. For information:
Bonita Young, Esq., 379.0232. Hiring policy views sought
JLPP General Board Appointments Committee Co-Chairs Berta
Meeting, 5:20 p.m., Apply for spring drafting Hernandez and Christopher Slobogin invite
190A HOL externships by Wednesday students to attend a Brown Bag discussion on the
Legal Drafting faculty invite students to apply for law school's hiring policy Wednesday (Oct. 25),
a spring externship in the Office of the Alachua 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bailey Courtroom.
County Attorney. Three externs will assist four coun-
ty attorneys in drafting litigation documents, con- T k-r-Treat Wednesday
tracts and legislation, and may attend hearings, trials, Bring some Halloween treats to share at the Asian
negotiation sessions, or other events where county Pacific American Law Students Association meeting
attorneys are present. Prerequisite: Successful com- Wednesday (Oct. 25), 5:20 p.m., 190B Holland Hall.
pletion of the Legal Drafting course. Interested stu- All students are welcome. Director of Shands Legal
Services Leonard Grill will speak, and APALSA
members will share experiences from the National
APALSA Conference in Washington, D.C.

Thursday "Brown Bag" one of
three remaining this semester
Come share insights and concerns with Dean Jon
Mills at the three "Brown Bag" luncheons remaining
this semester. Discussions are scheduled for this
Thursday (Oct. 26); Wednesday, Nov. 8; and Tuesday,
Nov. 28, 11:30 a.m., Cafeteria.

ABA Diversity Day Thursday
The American Bar Association UF Student
Chapter will sponsor ABA Diversity Day this
Thursday (Oct. 26) in cooperation with the universi-
ty's "People Awareness Week" celebration. Cultural
Judges from Florida Supreme Court judge Final Four performances and food will be offered from 12:30-
Six of nine Florida Supreme Court justices were on hand Oct. 13 to help judge 1:30 p.m., concourse. All organizations and students
UF's prestigious Moot Court Final Four Competition. The justices also are encouraged to attend. For information: ABA
answered questions from an overflow audience of law school students in the President Angela Stewart, StewartAngela@aol. com
Bailey Courtroom preceding the competition.


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UF APALSA students (from
left) Jung Yoon, Kendra
Hinton, Julie Siefkas and
Jimmy Parado met Janet
Stud en ts: Reno (center) at a
Make sure you are Washington conference.
on the e-mail list- (Also attending was
serve Student Affairs Marshall Minami.)
uses to notify APALSA students meet Reno National APALSA conference Oct. 13-15 in
students about Five members ofUF's Asian Pacific American Washington, D.C. (photo above). The students dis-
upcoming events, Law Student Association (APALSA) met U.S. cussed current issues concerning Asian Americans
financial aid infor- Attorney General Janet Reno at the 20th annual in law, including the need to increase Asian and
mation and other m minority representation on law school faculties.
mannouncements A APALSA intends to work with representatives of the
a ouncmnts 41 attending schools to increase awareness of this
school community. Thursday deadline for issue to a national level.
school ommunit. If ay eaKendra Hinton was elected representative to the
you haven't received Clinics, Trial Practice Southeast Region APALSA Office. She is the first
any "All Law If you plan to take a Criminal, Civil or student from the state of Florida to hold national
Students" Juvenile Mediation Clinic, Clinic Prep or Trial office. The UF chapter plans to lobby to elect more
messages lately, Practice in Spring 2001, you must obtain a clin- members to the national board in the future.
chances are you ic application from Student Affairs. Clinic and
haven't been added Trial Practice applications will be available until Phi Alpha Delta meets Thursday
to the listserve. Thursday (Oct. 26). Information sheets are on Phi Alpha Delta will have a general meeting on
e vt th the bulletin board outside Student Affairs. Thursday (Oct. 26), 12:40 p.m., 283 Holland Hall.
Please visit the
StudenAf s Deadline: Thursday (Oct. 26), 5 p.m. Everyone is invited.
Student Affairs
Office to complete a Apply for emergency loans JMBA Small Group Advisors
short form to have Loan applicaion request forms for he fall Applications are available in JMBA for Small
your e-mail address Lewis Memorial Long Term Emergency Loans Group Advisor positions for Spring 2001, and must
updated. ($500) are now available in Student Affairs. be returned by Wednesday, Nov. 1. Sign up for an
Eligiby r: interview time unless you have been an advisor for
Eligibility requirements:
(1) Must have at least a 2.00 GPA and be at least two previous semesters. All advisors must
registered for at least 12 semester hours. be able to return to Gainesville by Jan. 7. For infor-
(2) Must have a co-signer who is "financially mation: Josh Corn, 336.5959, corno@ujl.edu, or
stable," not a student or spouse, nor retired, the JMBA Office.
semi-retired or unemployed.
(3) Must be attending spring 2001 semester at UF. Microsoft Office released
Within one week of submitting a completed Thanks to efforts by Computing Services Head
form, University Financial Services will mail a Mark Bergeron, Microsoft Office 2000 software
loan application to your address as listed on was released Oct. 13 to all law school accounts, and
ISIS. Completed applications must be returned also is available on all machines in student labs.
to University Financial Services at S-107 Criser Since the release, 41 people have installed the
Hall. For information: Financial Aid Advisor software. For those who have not, and wish to
Trish Varnes, 392.0421, Fax 392.3800, install, look for a new program group in Network
trish varnes@sfa. ufl. edu. Applications called "Microsoft Office" along

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with icons for Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Internet JMBA presents
JMBA presents
Explorer 5 and follow instructions. Softball raises
Softball raises
For those who have already installed Microsoft Cham pagne & Jazz $400 for AHA
Office 2000, this software has been updated with
several security updates and bug fixes. When you The faculty-student
click on an Office icon, it will automatically update. A semiformal mixer softball game Oct. 15 at
This will take around five minutes. You may have to for students and faculty the Southwest Recreation
reboot when the update has finished. Center raised more than
Thursday, Nov. 9 $400 for the American
Win cash by using LEXIS 8p.m.-Midnight HeartAssociation in the
Students can win $1,000 each week by using Steve's Caf Americain name of the UF College
LEXIS. Go to www.lexis.com/lawschool and register of Law. The team led by
for the REWARDS Program. After registering, you Featuring: The Classic Professor Joseph Little
are entered into the contest each time you use American Jazz Orchestra won by a narrow 42-41
LEXIS for a search. To date, $100 winners are: over Dean Jon Mill's
Craig Langley, Jim Robinson John Dekle, Dawn team.
Henrichonand Susan Mikolatis. Marcos Beaton "Everyone was dressed
Jr. was a big winner, with $1,000. in baseball caps and
jeans, and I had trouble
Get LEXIS-Certified telling students from the
LEXIS certification classes will be available this professors," laughed event
week check the Bruton-Geer Computer Lab for organizer Don Londeree.
times and dates. For information: Bonita Young, Buy early and "It was a lot of fun, and
Esq., 379.0232. save. Tickets C our ABA Student Chapter
$.save. Tickets 2 wants to thank everyone
$15 until Oct. 27; S,
$15 unti Oct. 27; who participated."
$20 Oct. 30-Nov. 3 -





















Noted alumnus honored at dinner preceding environmental symposium
Sarasotan Richard E. Nelson (center) was honored by governmental officials and law school representa-
tives at a surprise awards celebration the evening of Oct. 12. Interim Dean Jon Mills (left) presented
Nelson with a plaque and gifts to thank Nelson and his wife for their support of more than $1 million to
establish the Nelson Chair in Local Government Law at UF, and their sponsorship of the first annual
Nelson Symposium on Florida's Growth Management Legislation held Oct. 13. With Mills are Mary
Nelson Bryant of Tampa (the Nelson's daughter), Nelson's wife, Jane, and the Nelson's son Edward of
Pompano Beach.

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Hats off to
law alums
* Law school gradu- What should I be doing about getting a job?
ate and UF General
Counsel Pam UiT
Brnarel Pams W hat you should "Senior Statistical Form," regardless of employ-
d h be doing at any given ment status. If you are still seeking employment
elected president of time depends in part after graduation, please see if there's anything we
the National upon where you are in your law can do to assist. Also, stay in touch with our
Association of school studies. In general: office. We have the Alumni-Job HOTLINE and
College and on-line job listings (available to you after gradua-
University tion), as well as other avenues for seeking
Attorneys. 1L's employment (i.e., "Career Development
* Turhan Robinson, First-semester students must attend a Resources" found online and reciprocity).
'93 grad and mem- Career Services Orientation Friday (Oct. 27),
r ofthA 11:30 a.m., Holland Hall Auditorium. Assistant
ber of the Alumni Dean Kathy Urbach and her staffwill discuss 3Ls graduating in May 2001
Council, recently your legal career. This session will be general, but If you already have employment lined up after
became the first you will need to begin working on a self-assess- graduation, please complete the Career Services
African-American ment. "Senior Statistical Form" early. Ifyou are still
to be appointed to Students interested in more detailed discus- looking, then utilize Spring OCI, online job
the Maryland State sions, the Center for Career Services will conduct listings, targeted job searches, and/or networking.
Board of Contract small group discussions Oct. 30-Nov. 2. Please Don't forget, Career Services is here to help, so
Appeals judgeship. sign up in Career Services. In the spring, students make an appointment to see the staff.
will be able to meet with staff individually to
discuss self-assessments and job opportunities.


2L's
You should be working on your resume. (Be
sure to read our hand-out on "Resumes.") It's not
too late to obtain summer 2001 employment.
Career Services conducts a Spring On-Campus
Interviewing session, and on-line job listings are
available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Also,
you may wish to consider Pro Bono opportunities.
If you are unsure of your interviewing skills, then
take advantage of our Taped Mock Interview
Program.
Ifyou need assistance, stop by Career Services
for a resume review (48 hour turnaround). Spring
OCI is right around the corner, and online job list-
ings may hold "the job for you."
Also, you may wish to consider a summer
externship if so, start planning now and speak
with Nancy Hanewicz in Career Services.


3L's
You need to complete the Career Services


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Faculty
by Hispanic Business Magazine was enrichment
mentioned in the Oct. 4 edition of the Erik Jensen, Professor of
Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Law, Case Western Reserve
Professor Christopher Slobogin was University, will speak to the
quoted in the Sarasota Herald- faculty Friday (Oct. 27) in
Tribune Oct. 6 about legal issues the Faculty Lounge on
involved with a murder. "Is a National Tax on
Professor Kenneth Nunn was pie- Slobogin Consumption
tured and quoted in the Independent Constitutional?" For infor-
Florida Alligator Oct. 6 about his mation or to RSVP: Julie
seven-point agenda for diversity. He Barnes, barnes@law.ufl.edu.
also was quoted about diversity in
the Gainesville Sun Oct. 1 & 6, and
his resignation was listed in The
Provost David Colburn, Professor Betty Taylor, ational Law Journal Oct. 9.
Interim President Charles Young and Interim nD o Nunn
Dean Jon Mills met with law faculty Oct. 13. The Independent Florida Alligator
quoted Professor Thomas Cotter
Young postpones dean search Oct. 10 about fair use of digitally
recorded music and a new bill to
Interim UF President Charles Young and a a
amend federal copyright laws.
Provost David Colburn met with law school The Gain e Sn
toThe Gainesville Sun featured
faculty Oct. 13, to announce postponement of the Professor Sharon Rush Oct. 16 in a
search for a new College of Law dean. Young story on her personal and profession-
story on her personal and profession- n t .3 t h
expressed his confidence in Interim Dean Jon al background, her relationship Cotter
al background, her relationship with
Mills, a sentiment echoed by the faculty, and her daughter and her new book.
Mills' ability to move the college forward and deal Interim Dean Jon Mills was quoted WESTLAW
with current issues and challenges. Young expects in the Alligator Oct. 16 about diver- sweepstakes
to resume the dean search in 2001. sity, and Interim President Young's Take the quiz and take

postponement of the dean search. a trip on WESTLAW. From
Faculty in the spotlight He and Professor Nunn were quoted now until Oct. 31, enter their
SAssistant Professor Jonathan in the Oct. 15 edition of the Ft. Rush Rapid Research Resources
Cohen's article, "Apologizing for Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel about Sweepstakes at
Errors: Ethical Corporate Conduct diversity at the law school. www. lawschool. westlaw. com.
Can also be Good for Business," was Director of Communications Stan For information: Tenesia
published by Dispute Resolution Cohen Huguenin was quoted in the Oct. Connelly, necy08@ujf.edu,
Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 16-18 15 edition of the Sarasota Herald- 846.5481.
(Summer 2000). Tribune along with Dean Mills
Professor Lars Noah was quoted by about alumnus Dick Nelson's con-
the Dallas Morning News, Bergen tribution to the law school. Huguenin
County, NJ, Record and Newhouse Professor Lyrissa Lidsky was
News Service in early October about quoted in the St. Petersburg Times
abortion-rights opponents' attempts to Noah Oct. 6 about a former county engi-
restrict use of the recently FDA- neering inspector who has filed a
approved "abortion pill." defamation lawsuit, and also in The
Professor Joseph Little was quoted Miami Herald Oct. 17about ao
Oct. 4 about The Florida Bar's posi- South Florida appellate court's
tion on merit selection and retention endorsement of the lower court rul- Lidsky
ofjudges in the St. Petersburg Times. ing that people posting messages on the Internet
The law school's "Top 10" ranking L have no right to anonymity.
Little a

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For more events: www.law.ufl.edu/calendar

October *APIL general meeting,
23 Florida Law Toastmasters meeting, 5:20 p.m., 290 HOL
5-6 p.m., 190C HOL 25 APALSA meeting, 5:20-6:20 p.m., 190B
JLPP General Board Meeting, 5:20 HOL
p.m., 190A HOL Labor & Employment Law
24 LCC meeting, 7-8 p.m., 190C HOL Association, 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL
S viW g S 26 LCC executive board meeting,
Law Review Writing Seminar,
5:30 p.m., 297 HOL 12:40 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
BLSA meeting, 12:40-1:50 p.m.,
Law School Republicans meeting, B A
4:10 p.m., 297 HOL 190A HOL



Women in law increasing
By Christine Williams

Nationally, the percentage of women entering Taylor
FlaLaw is published the nation's law schools has grown from 4.2 per- applied to
each week school is in cent in 1963 to 48.7 percent in Fall 1999, accord- Harvard Law
session to inform and ing to the September edition of Student Lawyer School, and
unite the law school Magazine, in an article titled "The New Majority" instead
community. by Jane Easter Bahls. received an
The UF law school's percentage of female unsolicited
Deadline: 10 a.m. students parallels that, according to Admissions letter describ-
Tuesday for next Office figures for Fall 2000. Of the 1,180 total law ing an avail-
week's newsletter. students, 574 or 49 percent are women (and 27 able position
E-mail news to percent are minorities). cataloguing in
falaw@law.uJl.edu, Three UF law school representatives are quoted the library.
or bring a disk in the article: Associate Dean Gail Sasnett, She rejected
(PC format, text in Professor Betty Taylor, and student Jesse Howell, the offer, and
WordPerfect or Word), who has served as president of the Law came to
including author's Association for Women. Florida to
name and contact Sasnett, president of the National Association begin work as
information), to for Women Lawyers, commented on changes in an assistant
Communications, 288 the practice environment being caused by women. librarian.
Holland Hall. (Submit "I see changes in the way the practice is She was
news for The Docket, approached," Sasnett said. She expects law firms to denied entry
focus more on allowing flexible hours and part- to many law
the Jn M time work to count toward partnership. "We see schools. Most places, including Harvard, would
to the John Marshall .
ar Assat ) women lawyers who want balance in their lives." not admit her because she was female. The article
Howell said women are less interested in issues in StudentLawyer describes her isolation once she
Editor: DebraAmirin such as domestic violence and divorce. was accepted and began studies at UF. Although
Associate Director of "We have a very hard time getting women she wanted to be a librarian, and did not want to
Communications. involved in those issues," she said. practice law, men were hostile and aggressive
Stan Huguenin, Director Taylor is quoted about changes for women in about having a female in the law school.
of Communications. law school since the 50s. Even before her enroll- "I was very conscious of the fact I was paving
Susie Grace, Program ment as a law student at UF, Taylor noticed hard- the way for women to follow. I tried to set an
Assistant. ships for women in the professional world. example of being a woman in a male world."
Christine Williams,
Student Assistant.
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For more events: www.law.ufl.edu/calendar

October *APIL general meeting,
23 Florida Law Toastmasters meeting, 5:20 p.m., 290 HOL
5-6 p.m., 190C HOL 25 APALSA meeting, 5:20-6:20 p.m., 190B
JLPP General Board Meeting, 5:20 HOL
p.m., 190A HOL Labor & Employment Law
24 LCC meeting, 7-8 p.m., 190C HOL Association, 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL
S viW g S 26 LCC executive board meeting,
Law Review Writing Seminar,
5:30 p.m., 297 HOL 12:40 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
BLSA meeting, 12:40-1:50 p.m.,
Law School Republicans meeting, B A
4:10 p.m., 297 HOL 190A HOL



Women in law increasing
By Christine Williams

Nationally, the percentage of women entering Taylor
FlaLaw is published the nation's law schools has grown from 4.2 per- applied to
each week school is in cent in 1963 to 48.7 percent in Fall 1999, accord- Harvard Law
session to inform and ing to the September edition of Student Lawyer School, and
unite the law school Magazine, in an article titled "The New Majority" instead
community. by Jane Easter Bahls. received an
The UF law school's percentage of female unsolicited
Deadline: 10 a.m. students parallels that, according to Admissions letter describ-
Tuesday for next Office figures for Fall 2000. Of the 1,180 total law ing an avail-
week's newsletter. students, 574 or 49 percent are women (and 27 able position
E-mail news to percent are minorities). cataloguing in
falaw@law.uJl.edu, Three UF law school representatives are quoted the library.
or bring a disk in the article: Associate Dean Gail Sasnett, She rejected
(PC format, text in Professor Betty Taylor, and student Jesse Howell, the offer, and
WordPerfect or Word), who has served as president of the Law came to
including author's Association for Women. Florida to
name and contact Sasnett, president of the National Association begin work as
information), to for Women Lawyers, commented on changes in an assistant
Communications, 288 the practice environment being caused by women. librarian.
Holland Hall. (Submit "I see changes in the way the practice is She was
news for The Docket, approached," Sasnett said. She expects law firms to denied entry
focus more on allowing flexible hours and part- to many law
the Jn M time work to count toward partnership. "We see schools. Most places, including Harvard, would
to the John Marshall .
ar Assat ) women lawyers who want balance in their lives." not admit her because she was female. The article
Howell said women are less interested in issues in StudentLawyer describes her isolation once she
Editor: DebraAmirin such as domestic violence and divorce. was accepted and began studies at UF. Although
Associate Director of "We have a very hard time getting women she wanted to be a librarian, and did not want to
Communications. involved in those issues," she said. practice law, men were hostile and aggressive
Stan Huguenin, Director Taylor is quoted about changes for women in about having a female in the law school.
of Communications. law school since the 50s. Even before her enroll- "I was very conscious of the fact I was paving
Susie Grace, Program ment as a law student at UF, Taylor noticed hard- the way for women to follow. I tried to set an
Assistant. ships for women in the professional world. example of being a woman in a male world."
Christine Williams,
Student Assistant.
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