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Inside the Law School
College of Law calendar
Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 11 Nov. 6, 2000
Today (Nov. 6) "Brown Bag" Wednesday Noted alumnus to head statewide
* LEXIS Career Training Come share insights and concerns with Dean Jon committee to ep recruit, retain
committee to help recruit, retain
and lunch, 12:30 p.m., Mills at the two "Brown Bag" luncheons remaining
Bailey Courtroom this semester. Discussions are scheduled for minority faculty
* Federalist Society Wednesday (Nov. 8); and Tuesday, Nov. 28, 11:30 Attorney W. George Allen '62 of
meeting, 4:15 p.m., a.m., Cafeteria. Fort Lauderdale will head a
297 HOL statewide committee to assist in
* Florida Law Champagne & Jazz Thursday recruiting and retaining minority law
Toastmasters meeting, A semiformal mixer for students and faculty will school faculty. The appointment is
5-6 p.m., 190C HOL be held Thursday (Nov. 9), 8 p.m.-Midnight, Steve's part ofa diversity action plan formu-
* LCC meeting, Caf Americain. The event will feature The Classic Allen lated by Dean Jon Mills and law
7-8 p.m., 190C HOL American Jazz Orchestra. For information: JMBA faculty in response to issues raised by Professor
* LCC meeting, Office, 147 Bruton-Geer. Kenneth Nunn's resignation as Associate Dean
7-8 p.m., 190C HOL for Law Center Affairs.
* Moot Court general Last APALSA meeting Wednesday "George Allen is a dynamic, farsighted profes-
meeting & election of The Asian Pacific American Law Students sional who understands the history, importance
officers, 8 p.m., 190C Association will hold its last meeting of the semester and legacy of this college," Mills said. "He will
HOL Wednesday (Nov. 8), 5:20 p.m., 190B Holland Hall. do an excellent job addressing an issue of extreme
They will discuss plans for next semester and for the importance not just to us, but to the entire system
Nov. 16 banquet. All are welcome. of higher education in this country."
Allen is UF's first African-American law
(Announcements continue on page 2) graduate, and was named a UF Distinguished
Alumnus in May in part for his leadership role
The Law Association for Women presents its annual in equal rights on the state and national level. He
is former president of the National Bar
L. A. Au n Association and Broward County Bar Association.
L. A.V. Auction Allen will recruit and organize other law
school alumni, some of whom already have vol-
12:40 p.m., Thursday (Nov. 9), Concourse unteered, to analyze the current working environ-
Proceeds benefit Girls Club of Alachua County ment for minority faculty at the college. His com-
I mittee also will develop a plan to assist in hiring
,. 1 and retaining minority professors.
Items for auction include dinners with and retaining minority professors.
SD P S g w During the last 10 years, we have averaged a
Assistant Den Pa Shannon, golf with minority faculty of 11 percent each year, com-
Dean Jon Mills, framed/autographed 1994 pared to the 1999 national average of 13 percent,"
Final Four poster, t-shirts, limited edition Mills said, "but we know we can do more, and
print, and much more. (Full list of items on will do so, with George's help."
bulletin boards around campus.) Many items Allen and his wife, Enid, are major contribu-
tors to the UF Center for the Study of Race and
are for at least four people, so pool friends and R t of he
Race Relations, and he is a member of the UF
money (checks or cash) and come support L.A.W. Foundation Board of Directors. UF's Black Law
and charity. Event ends when everything is gone. Student Association is named in his honor.
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Law school supports American Heart Walk
Law school participants in Alachua County's American Heart Walk, Oct. 21, raised more than $2,000 for the
American Heart Association. The group of 27 walkers (above), evenly divided between faculty and students with
families and friends, began their day at 9 a.m. at the Oaks Mall. About $400 of the money raised came from the
Professor/Student Softball Game. The game was hosted by the American Bar Association/Student Chapter Oct.
15 at the Southwest Recreation Center to increase interaction between professors and students and raise money
for the AHA. (Story by Christine Williams)
LEXIS Career Faculty/Senior Social Nov. 14 Attorney General, Attorney General Staff, Chief
Training Fall 2000 Graduating Seniors are invited to a Defense Counsel and Defense Staff.
today (Nov. 6) Faculty/Senior Social Tuesday, Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m., The Attorney General is responsible for formally
Cafeteria. Court Attire. RSVP to Julie Barnes, charging him/her and for assigning team members
Still looking for that firstname.lastname@example.org, 392.9238. to prosecute the student on behalf of the University.
perfect job? LEXIS can Once a student has been formally charged, the Chief
help prepare you for Governor's Council Externship Defense Counsel will assign defense team members
that job and interview Students can apply now for a six-credit spring to represent the student through every step of the
through exclusive online fnrmal rrcc
databases such as NALP externship at the Governor's General Counsel in formal process.
databases sucrn as HNAL Tallahassee. The extern will be placed for Spring Ifthe student's case proceeds to a Formal
and Martindalo the uLEXIS Semester, January-April 2001, as legal clerk in the Hearing, the student will receive a hearing before a
Come to the LE office of the General Counsel, assisting both in liti- jury of his/her peers. Before this Formal Hearing,
areer Training session gation and legislative analysis. Application packets counsel for both sides are responsible for taking
today (Nov. ), 12:30 are available in the Placement Office and Center for depositions, interrogatories, drafting motions,
p.m., Bailey ourtroom. Governmental Responsibility, 230 Bruton-Geer. attending pre-hearing conferences and participating
Lunch provided for all Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday (Nov. 10); injury selection. At the Formal Hearing, counsel for
in aendance. For infor- interviews will be scheduled for applicants. For both sides will be responsible for opening state-
mation: Bonita Young, information: Tim MLendo Staff Attorney, CGR, ments, direct examination of witnesses, cross-exam-
Esq., 379.0232. 392.2237. ination of witnesses, rebuttal, objections, entering
items into evidence and closing arguments.
Honor Court positions available Students interested in becoming a member of the
Law students may apply now for: prosecution or defense teams should go to the
Attorney General Staff: Prosecute academic dishon- Honor Court Office, 314 Reitz Union (main cam-
esty cases by presenting evidence against the accused pus) and fill out an application. For information:
student at an honor court hearing. Carol Rinaldi, Honor Court Office, 392.1665, ext.
Defense Staff: Honor court provides accused 364, Crinaldi@sg.ufl.edu.
students with free defense advisors for cases.
UF students accused of academic dishonesty Apply for Conservation Clinic
have the option to have their case heard before the The Conservation Clinic will accept applications
Honor Court. The Honor Court consists of the from qualified students for Spring Semester until
Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Chief of Staff,
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Friday (Nov. 10). Download applications from the Thanksgiving Food Drive. JMBA will collect
Clinic Web site, lic.law.ufl.edu/academics/conserva- canned and non-perishable foods this month for
tion, or pick one up from Student Services or Center Alachua County residents in need. This season's
for Governmental Responsibility, 230 Bruton-Geer. goal is to raise 1,000 lbs of food for the holidays.
Return applications to CGR. Interested students are "Shoes That Fit." Names and shoe sizes of
encouraged to contact the Clinic Director, Tom underprivileged elementary students are posted out-
Ankersen (email@example.com; 392.2237) to dis- side the JMBA office. Select a student and make a
cuss interests and qualifications. Students will be Christmas wish come true by purchasing a pair of
advised of their acceptance status prior to conclu- shoes for that child. Let's not disappoint these
sion of early registration. young people.
For information: JMBA President Richard
Apply for UF Student Government Mockler,firstname.lastname@example.org.
UF Student Government is accepting applications
for Assistant Supervisors for SG Elections. Students Phi Delta Phi initiates members
who have completed their first year of law school Phi Delta Phi would like to congratulate its new
also can apply for Student Government Election fall members: Matt Peterson, Amy Denton, Delsy
Commission. Applications are available in the SG Perez, Dominic Locigno, Britton Goodlad,
Office, 305 Reitz Union, and must be returned by (Continuedpage 4)
5 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 8). For information:
392.1665, ext. 305.
Homecoming events scheduled
The law school will have a booth at this year's
Homecoming Barbecue in the O'Connell Center
Saturday (Nov. 11). The event features a chance to
win a new Ford, live taping of Cox
Communications' "In the House" with UF's James
Bates, Gator cheerleaders and UF band. Tickets are
$7 at the door. The annual Saturday morning John
Marshall Bar Association skits also will be held on
the Reitz Union lawn.
Lunch during Bar Exam
The law school arranges lunch at the Cold
Storage Cafe in Tampa for students taking The
Florida Bar Exam in February. Soup, salad, sand-
wiches, bread, cookies and drinks are included. To
participate, see Clara Nordstedt in the Dean's
Suite, and give her $5 for each day you will be hav- Trial Team holds annual competition
ing lunch. The UF Trial Team held its annual Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Final Four
competition Oct. 27, in the Bailey Courtroom. Competing were Desiree
JM BA community service projects Demonbreun and Terry Nealy (left), and Marcos Beatonand Nick
The John Marshall Bar Association's fall com- Zissimopulos (right), pictured with team President Elaine Ho and UF alumna
munity service projects are off to a great start. This Circuit Judge Jean Johnson of the 4th Judicial Circuit. Beaton won Best
semester's JMBA socials were self-supported, and Advocate and, with Zissimopolis, Best Team. The defendant in this year's trial
two raised over $1,000 for charitable organizations. was charged with attempted murder of his wife, who later recanted her claim
Halloween Party. Co-sponsored by the Health her husband tried to kill her. The competition is sponsored by the law firm of
Science Colleges, the party raised over $800 for the Rumberger Kirk, with offices in Orlando, Miami, Tallahassee and Birmingham.
Sexual and Physical Abuse Resource Center Six members of the Rumberger Kirk firm served as scoring judges for the
(SPARC). SPARC provides counseling and competition Suzanne Barto Hill, Christopher Hill, J. Scott Kirk, Joel
resources for victims of domestic violence. (Thanks Robert, Julie Singer and Christa Werder. Also serving as a scoring judge
go to Stephanie Webb.) was James Landis of the Tampa office of Foley Lardner.
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BLSA Alumni (Continuedfrom page 3)
Reunion Shannon Gridley, Charles Gibbs, Rebecca Smith, UF law students/graduates
Weekend John Perry, Alexander Goerss, Keith Koford, impact national politics
Amanda Gruzas, Jacob Payne, Rose-Anne Frano, UF law student Mark Peltzman (below, left,
Sarch 22-25 Jennifer Page and Sierra Kornbluth. Initiation with Associate Dean Gail Sasnett), is running for
BLSA's 12thAnnual will be Wednesday (Nov. 8), 7 p.m., Bailey Democratic Party State Committeeman. If elected
Alumni Reunion Courtroom, for Spring 2000 and Fall 2000 new Wednesday (Nov. 8), he will act as a liaison
Weekend and 30th members. For information: Leanne Dolin, 377.5232. between the state party and the Alachua County
Anniversary will be held Democratic Executive Committee.
March 22-25 at the Levin First Amendment seminar offered Peltzman is also Democratic Party Campaign
College of Law. The A seminar in First Amendment Expression, LAW Manager, along with Bob Dykes, for Perry
theme will be "Building 6936, will be offered this spring by Dr. Bill F. McGriff's state House of Representatives cam-
a Legacy of Chamberlin, Joseph L. Brechner Eminent Scholar paign. Peltzman was a delegate at the Los Angeles
Jurisprudence for the in Mass Communications and Affiliate Professor of Democratic National Convention this summer, the
21st Century," and the Law. The course looks at the historical beginnings of first student delegate ever to a national convention.
event will include: the concept of free expression, but focuses on cur- He became involved with the Democratic
* Scholarship Golf rent theoretical issues. It will examine a wide range Executive Committee when he came to law school
Tournament, March 23 of issues, such as hate speech, newsgathering, sexu- in 1998, becoming a committee member when he
* Wine and Cheese
Reception and Silent ally oriented speech, citizen access to media, and was elected precinct representative.
Auction, March 23 Internet issues. It will not focus on case law, but
* Roundtable discussion rather seek an understanding of free expression
featuring alumni and through studying the works of Locke, Jefferson and
student panelists, Mill, and the modern writings of Meiklejohn,
March 24 Emerson, Blasi and the post-modernists. This three-
* Virgil Hawkins Award credit course will meet Monday and Wednesday,
Gala, March 24 1:55-3:50 p.m. For information: 392.2273.
* Distinguished Alumni
Award LEXIS Book Award winners
* Hazel Land Black
Female Law Student of The following 20 first-semester students who par-
the Year Award ticipated in the Lexis Book Award contest can pick
* W. George Allen Black up their prize from a LEXIS representative in
Male Student of the Bruton-Geer computer lab: Matthew Vinton, Ryan
YearAward Kadyszewki, Ken Grace, Paulette Singleton,
* Dean Rahim Reed (Continuedpage 6)
Faculty Member of the
Year Award On the other end of the political spectrum,
* 30th Anniversary December '98 UF law grad Ken Jones started
Commemorative work last April in Washington, D.C. as Associate
Booklet (including General Counsel to the Republican National
history of minorities Committee. He was formerly a candidate for the
at the law school and
Slaw sool an Florida House of Representatives, FSU Senate
alumni profiless ) President and UF Student ABA President. He ran
6 CLE sessions,
March 24 for the House when he was 22, youngest candidate
in the state to seek a position in the legislature.
informa ion: Rhonda While at UF, he was on Trial Team and the Justice
Campbell Thornal Moot Court Team in addition to
(email@example.com), many other UF committees.
Moniea J. Williams D eAnother recent law grad, Chris Jackson '00,
Smith (ras1969@, now serves as Student President for the National
mAssociation of Public Interest Law (NAPIL) and
msn.com), or BLSA
Vice Chair of its Board of Directors.
(grove. ufJi. edu/-blsa,
blsa@grove. uji. edu).
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3 Prof. Nunn's
iting appointments at Stanford University and national finalist
University of Kansas. Professor Kenneth
Faculty in the spotlight Nunis six-year-old
F l daughter, Foluke, and her
Criser Eminent Scholar Williams H. Page was daughte, Folu e, and er
mentioned in an article in the Public Utility friend, Tre
Research Center, Fall edition. He also participated among six national final-
in an European Association for Law and ists in the "Tide (detergent)
Economics conference on "Post- Dirtiest Kid Contest" who
Chicago Developments in will compete in a January
Antitrust Analysis: United States "Stain-A-Thon" in Los
and Europe," in Taormina, Angeles. The Stain-A-
hSicily, Oct. 26-28, where he pre- Thon obstacle course
sented "Obvious Consumer includes peanut butter-and-
Harm in Antitrust Policy: The jelly-covered slides, and
Chicago School, The Post- ketchup-coated climbing
Chicago School, and the was.
Professor Jerold Israel (Photo by Christine William) Cours. Page The o already have
Scholarship profile: Assistant Professor Mark Thurmon was appointed won trips to LA., spending
Professor Jerold H. Israel Vice Chair of the Internet and Cyberspace money, new washers and
Committee at the annual meeting of the American dryers for their families,
Professor and Ed Rood Eminent Scholar Intellectual Property Law and a year's supply of
Jerold Israel is a nationally-recognized authority Association (AIPLA) Oct. 18. detergent.
on criminal law and procedure. He is co-author of He also was asked to draft a You can vote for Foluke
the most frequently cited criminal procedure trea- comment on behalf ofAIPLA in on the Tide Web site at
tise, now in its second edition, with six volumes. response to a Request for www.tidesdirtiestkid.com
He also co-authored an eminent and widely adopt- Comment from the World or by calling toll-free
ed criminal procedure coursebook, Modern Intellectual Property 1.800.843.3543.
Criminal Procedure. Now in its 9th edition, that Organization (WIPO) relating to
book has been used over the years in more than Internet domain name dispute
resolution issues arising in many Thurmon
100 schools by an estimated 350,000 law students. counry-code top-level domains.
Israel also co-authored:
* A hornbook on criminal procedure Professor Joseph Little was quoted Oct. 24 in the
* A nutshell on constitutional criminal procedure Palm Beach Daily Business Review,
* A collection of the leading constitutional decisions Miami Daily Business Review and
in criminal procedure Broward Daily Business Review
* A course book on white-collar crime about the endorsement of merit
* A nutshell on white-collar crime selection by The Florida Bar. He
Israel is the author of numerous law review was quoted in The Gainesville Sun
articles, and several bar and government commis- Oct. 26 about audiotapes connected
sion reports relating to legal regulation of the to a fraternity party two years ago,
criminal justice system. He recently delivered the and Oct. 27 about the Alachua
Childress Memorial Lecture at St. Louis County Commission's proposed
University School of Law. health care program.
Israel graduated from Yale Law School in
1959, and served two terms as law clerk to Justice Professor Lyrissa Lidsky was
Potter Stewart of the U. S. Supreme Court. He quoted Oct. 30 in Newsweek about
defamation on the Internet, and
joined the faculty at the Michigan School of Law
the increasing number of
in 1961, and is the Alene and Allan F. Smith
Emeritus Professor at that school. He joined UF's
College ofLaw faculty in 1991, and has held vis- Lidsky
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For more events: www.law.ufl.edu/calendar
6 See page 1 for today's events 10,11 Homecoming 2000.
7 APIL meeting, 5:20 p.m., 283 HOL Homecoming Parade, Florida Blue Key
8 APALSA meeting, 5:20-6:20 p.m., Banquet, Gator Growl, JMBA Skits,
Cafeteria GATORS vs. South Carolina
9 Phi Alpha Delta, Induction of new memr 11 Phi Alpha Delta Homecoming
bers, 6:30-9 p.m., Bailey Courtroom Breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Cafeteria
JMBA's Champagne & Jazz, 8 p.m.- JLPP general board meeting,
Midnight, Steve's Cafe Americain 5:20 p.m., 190A HDL
BLSA meeting, 12:40-1:50 p.m., 13 *ABA-LSD meeting, 5:20 pm.,
190A HOL 190B HOL
Criminal Law Tutoring Prof. Florida Law Toastmasters meeting,
Moffat, 12:40 p.m., 297 HOL 5-6 p.m., 190C HOL
LCC executive board meeting, LCC meeting, 7-8 p.m., 190C HOL
12:40 p.m., Bailey Courtroom 13-16* Trial Team Thanksgiving food drive,
Phi Alpha Delta general meeting, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Concourse
12:40 p.m., 283 HOL 14 Senior Social, 5 p.m, Cafeteria
10 Criminal Law Teaching Fellows 15 Health Hut, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,
Tutoring Prof. Moffat's Crim. Law, Concourse
FlaLaw is published 10:30 a.m., 290 HOL
each week school is in
session to inform and Sarah Baggett, Houck Black, Gweneth Brim,
unite the law school (Frances) Elise Gres, Joshua Smith, David
community. Hirschberg, Ava-Gaye Hue, Jennifer Jones, Eve
Deadline: 10 a.m. Cusick, Dana Gryniuk, Lizzie Johnson, Nicole
Tuesday for next Kibert, Elana Horowitz, Brian Hess, Jamie
week's newsletter. Dorman and James Saint. Congratulations also to
Emal news o Honorable Mention Awardees, who will each receive
E-mail news to
a token from LEXIS for their participation: Michael
Geers, Belinda Poltrino, Kelly Samek, Brian
or bring a disk Dorn, Whalen Kuller, Alexis Calleja, Hunter
(PC format, text in Biederman, Byron Cherry, C. Todd Willis, Ryan
WordPerfect or Word), Schwartz, Michael Keenan, Marsha O'Mara,
including author's Terence Brennen and Bradley Rothman. For infor-
name and contact mation: Bonita Young, Esq., 379.0232.
information), to Employee of the Month
Communications, 288 LEXIS "Thousandaires" Center for Governmental Responsibility
Holland Hall. (Submit LEXIS congratulates UF $100 dollar winners of Senior Secretary Fran Morton (left, with
news for The Docket, the LEXIS REWARDS for Working Smarter" con- Associate Dean Michael Seigel), was named
the student newsletter, test for October: Sierra D. Kornbluth, Edward L. October Employee of the Month, and presented
to the John Marshall Carlisle and Craig Langley. To see if you are the with a plant, plaque and lunch from Bennigans.
Bar Association.) winner of the LEXIS $100 weekly or $1,000 month- "Fran was recognized by her co-workers for
ly awards, go to www.lexis.com/lawschool and click her cheerful attitude, her excellent work, and her
Editor: DebraAmirin, on appropriate link to register, or to see the list of willingness to go the extra mile to get things
Associate Director of winners. For information: Bonita Young, Esq., done," said Seigel. "Please join us in congratulat-
Communications. 379.0232. ing Fran."
Stan Huguenin, Director
of Communications. To nominate a law school USPS employee for
Susie Grace, Program November Employee of the Month, send information to
Assistant. Dean Seigel at firstname.lastname@example.org.