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Thanksgiving food drive today
Inside the Law School
College of Law calendar
Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 12 Nov. 13, 2000
Inside: Thanksgiving Food Drive today Last Dean's "Brown Bag" Nov. 28
New issue of The Trial Team will conduct a Thanksgiving Food Come share insights and concerns with Dean Jon
The Docket Drive today (Nov. 13) through Thursday (Nov. 16). Mills at the last "Brown Bag" luncheon remaining
SCommunique w The Team will collect canned foods at a table on the this semester, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 11:30 a.m.,
Communique with '
concourse from 9 a.m.-1:50 p.m. each day. Items Cafeteria.
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needed include cans of vegetables, fruits, ham, tuna,
chicken, gravy, cranberry sauce, and any other non- Sign up for Miami networking lunch
perishable canned foods. All donations will be pro- Students interested in working in South Florida,
Today (Nov. 13) vided to the Salvation Army. Please help those in either this summer or upon graduation, should take
a (N v need celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. advantage of this opportunity to network with UF
* ABA-LSD meeting,
5:20 p.m., 190B HOL alumni practicing in the area at a lunch at the Miami
* Florida Law Faculty/Senior Social Tuesday Art Museum, downtown, Jan. 4. Buffet lunch,12-1:30
Toastmasters Fall 2000 Graduating Seniors are invited to a p.m., followed by an hour of alumni-student inter-
meeting, 5-6 p.m., Faculty/Senior Social Tuesday (Nov. 14), 5-7 p.m., change. To attend, sign up in the Center for Career
190C HOL Cafeteria. Court Attire. RSVP to Julie Barnes, Services by Nov. 30.
* LCC meeting, 7-8 firstname.lastname@example.org. edu, 392.9238.
p.m., 190C HOL 'Amistad Case' discussion
* Trial Team SALSA, JMBA, BLSA, APALSA and CaribLaw As a prelude to an early 2001 production of The
Thanksgiving Food invite you to join them for Amistad Case (to be held at the Acrosstown
Drive, today-Thursday, Repertory Theater), the Center for the Study of Race
9 a.m.-2 p.m., S a n g ria F e t and Race Relations (CSRRR) will sponsor a public
Concourse S a n g rit discussion on the Amistad Case of 1839. Speakers
will include CSRRR Director Rahim Reed,
Thursday (Nov. 16), 8-10 p.m. Professor Fletcher Baldwin, Assistant Professor
Rhythm Night Club (formerly The Covered Dish) Pedro Malavet and Robert L. Woods. Topics will
include the Cuban slave trade, Constitutional Law in
Complimentary arroz con pollo and sangria, the U.S. and Africa, race relations in America and its
latin and hip hop music, and dancing. Free affect on American law then and now, and the
African-American culture and its depiction in the
admission 8-10 p.m. media. The discussion will be held at the Acrosstown
Repertory Theater, 619 S. Main Street, Dec. 6, 6:30
p.m. For information: CSRRR, 392.5013, 375.1321.
Lunch during Feb. Bar Exam
The law school arranges lunch at the Cold Storage
Cafe in Tampa for students taking The Florida Bar
For information: Heinrich A. Exam in February. Soup, salad, sandwiches, bread,
Izaguirre, SALSA Vice cookies and drinks are included. To participate, see
President of Cultural Affairs, Clara Nordstedt in the Dean's Suite, and give her $5
heizag@uj. edu. for each day you will be having lunch.
(Announcements continue on page 2)
FLA L AW N EW SL E T TER OF THE FREDRIC G. L EVIN C OLLEGE OF L AW
ues ned Summer abroad programs accepted on any issue
Applications and brochures for UF Summer concerningAmerican
Using insanity as a -r Indian Law. Deadline:
Usinsg insanity as a Law Study Abroad programs in Montpellier, Indin aw. Deadline:
defense shold no France; San Jose, Costa Rica; and Cape Town, Jan. 31.
longer be allowed Roscoe Hogan
longer be allowed South Africa will be available in December in the Evironental La
because the mentally ill Environmental Law
because the mentally i Office of Student Affairs. For information on these Essay Contest.
don't need special or other summer abroad programs: Student Affairs Whose Backyard is
defenses, according to
defenses, according to Coordinator Noemar Castro, 392.0421, Polluted? Remedies
Professor Christopher for Environmental
Professor Christopher email@example.com; or check the ABA Web site: for Environmental
Slobogin in a November www.abanet.org/legaled/studyabroad/foreign.html. Racism. Deadline: March 30.
article in the Virginia Elaine Osborne Jacobson Award for
Law Review Writing Competitions Women Working in Health Care Law. (See flyer in
"Im Entertainment Law Initiative Legal Writing Student Affairs.) Deadline: Feb. 2.
proposing Competition. A 3,000 word essay on a compelling NAHB Legal Writing Competition. Must address
that we get legal issue facing the music industry. For contest question on environmental issue. Deadline: Feb. 9.
rid of the rules, ELI@GRAMMY.com. Deadlines: Nov. 15 to American Bar Association Section of Business
special enter contest; Jan. 2 to submit paper. Law. A paper considering aspects of business law
defense of American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. written in the 1999-2000 or current academic year.
insanity Subject matter must be germane to adoption law Deadline: Feb. 1.
and instead and practice. Deadline: Feb. 1. For information: Sherry Harrison, Student
Slobogin apply to the American Indian Law Review. Papers will be Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 392-0421.
mentally ill the same
defenses we apply to
thers, defined in terms JMBA community service projects dents interested in practicing Intellectual Property
of what the offender JMBA Thanksgiving Food Drive. JMBA is Law in Florida. The scholarship is provided for
actually thinks was hap- collecting canned and non-perishable foods this assistance in taking the U.S. Patent & Trademark
pening during the month for Alachua County residents in need. This Office's Registration Examination. Students must
offense," said Slobogin. season's goal is to raise 1,000 pounds of food for be eligible to sit for the exam to qualify for the
"Defined that way, the the holidays. scholarship. To apply, see Associate Dean Gail
general defenses, like "Shoes That Fit." Names and shoe sizes of Sasnett in Student Affairs. The deadline is Dec. 31.
self-defense and lack of underprivileged elementary students are posted out-
intent, sufficiently rec- side the JMBA Office. Select a student and make a Warm up with LEXIS-NEXIS,
ognize the exculpatory Christmas wish come true by purchasing a pair of laSt chance for training
effect of mental illness." shoes for that child. Stop by the LEXIS table Nov. 21 and warm-up
A news release dis- For information: JMBA President Richard with hot cocoa or apple cider in a free mug.
cussing Slobogin's Mockler, email@example.com. Last chance training blitz
views and the law Friday, Nov. 17 11:30 a.m. Intermediate;
review article was dis- UF team advances to semi-finals 12:40 p.m. Advanced
tributed nationally, and Congratulations to Daman Broday, Christine Monday, Nov. 20 8 a.m. Intermediate
media representatives Marlewski, Natasha Mayne and James Tuesday, Nov 21 8 a.m. Advanced; 11:30 a.m.
have contacted him for McDonaldfor becoming semi-finalists at the Intermediate; 1:50 p.m. Advanced.
details and comments. Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law
LEXIS contest winners for October
The Gainesvile Sun and National Trial Advocacy Competition, Nov. 2-4, at L ontst es or ct
local broadcast media Michigan State University in East Lansing. Because Congratulations to the Rewards of Working
did stories on the issue they advance to the semi-finals, the law school will Smarter With LEXIS-NEXIS Contest Winners for
early last week. receive an automatic invitation for next years' com- October: Gregory Blackwell, $1,000, and $100
petition. The UF team's coaches are Professor each for Dolina Lordeus, Sierra Kornbluth,
Kenneth Nunn and Attorney Cory Strolla. Edward Carlisle and Craig Langley.
Patent Bar Scholarship
The firm of Smith & Hopen in Clearwater has
offered to fund a Patent Bar Scholarship for stu-
FLA L W N EW SL E T TER OF THE FREDRIC G. L EVIN C OLLEGE OF L AW
Scholarship profile: Lars Noah Noah has taught a broad range of subjects
Professor Lars Noah recently surpassed the (Torts, Administrative Law, Products Liability,
1,000 page mark in published law review articles Conflict of Laws, Civil Procedure, Food & Drug
(more than two dozen pieces in the last seven Law, and now Medical Technology), twice been
years). In the last 12 months, his work has recognized as "Teacher of the Year" at UF, and
appeared in Georgetown Law Journal, William & served as a visiting law professor at the
Mary Law Review, University of Texas, University of California
Hastings Law Journal, (Hastings), and Washington & Lee University.
Tulane Law Review, Emory He earned his B.A. and J.D. (both magna cum Jack Freeland
Law Journal, Duke laude) from Harvard University, where he Ditinuihed
Environmental Law & received the Sears Prize (for the highest first year istinuishe
Poliy Forum grades in law school) and served as an editor of Service
Environmental Law Harvard Law Review ProfeSSOr
Reporter and Health Law Freeland dies
News. Faculty in the spotlight Jack Freeland,
Professor Noah's schol- Professor Joseph Little was quoted Distinguished Service
Lars Noah arship reflects a wide range Nov. 1 in the St. Petersburg Times Professor Emeritus, 73,
about selection or appointment of died Nov. 7 at North
of interests, focusing at times on administrative trial judges. Florida Regional Medical
law, products liability, law & medicine, and FDA A study by the la school's Legal Center following a long
A study by the law school's Legal Center following a long
regulatory matters. His articles also touch on Technology Institute regarding a illness.
widely disparate subjects such as Constitutional new applications service provider of "Freeland was an out-
Law, antitrust, criminal procedure, evidence, Amicus Attorney was cited Nov. 3 in Little standing teacher and
international trade, intellectual property, land use The Lawyers Weekly. scholar at UF for over 35
planning, federal courts, civil procedure, years until his retirement
Environmental Law, and professional ethics. at the end of 1994," said
"When I undertake a new writing project, it's Graduate Tax Program
Director Michael Friel.
at least in part an excuse to learn something new," His cont ributions to the
Noah says. "I don't start with a gimmick or a on on to the
partisan axe to grind." College of Law and to the
Graduate Tax Program he
Professor Noah's work has been cited by state co-founded were
and federal courts and in more than 200 scholarly immense. He will be
articles. Because of his published articles, he has sorely missed."
testified before (and served as a consultant to The family has
members of) Congress and federal agencies; spo- 3 requested that, in lieu of
ken to academics, lawyers and judges throughout flowers, memorial contri-
the country, including recent conferences or collo- butions be made to the
quia at Stanford, Harvard, Texas, Georgetown, James J. Freeland
Hastings, Kansas and Arizona State. He has Scholarship Fund or
addressed conferences sponsored by the National James J. Freeland
Institutes of Health and National Academy of Eminent Scholar Chair at
Sciences' Institute of Medicine; and been quoted Myrtle Smith retires the College ofLaw.
by a number of national media outlets, including Myrtle Smith retired Nov. 10 after serving
Wall Street Journal, New York Times, National the law school as a secretary since June 1986.
Law Journal, Business Week, Newsweek, USA Faculty and staff gathered in the faculty lounge
Today and National Public Radio. to wish her well.
FLA L AW N EW SL E T TER OF THE FREDRIC G. L EVIN C OLLEGE OF L AW
The Nov. 27 FlaLaw
will be the last issue For more events: www.law.ufl.edu/calendar
this semester (we will November p.m., 190C HOL
not publish the week 13 See page 1 for today's events JLPP general board meeting,
of the Thanksgiving 14 Senior Social, 5 p.m, Cafeteria 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL
holiday, and classes 15 Heath Hut 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 21 EASLA Sports Symposium
end Dec. 1). FlaLaw Concourse 6-9 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
will resume weekly 16 Criminal Law Tutoring, Prof. Moffat, APIL genera meeting, 5:20 pm.,
publication Jan. 15. 12:40 p.m., 292 HOL
23-24* Thanksgiving Holiday
LCC general board meeting,
12:40 p.m., Bailey Courtroom 27 LCC meeting, 7-8 p.m., 190C HOL
17 Phi Alpha Delta general meeting, 30 Criminal Law Tutoring, Prof. Moffat,
12:40 p.m. 283 HOL 12:40 p.m., 297 HOL
Criminal Law Tutoring, Prof. Moffat's Phi Alpha Delta executive board
Crim. Law, 10:30 a.m., 290 HOL meeting, 12:40 p.m., 283 HOL
20 APALSA meeting, 5:20-6:20 p.m., December
Faculty Dining Room 1 Classes end
Florida Law Toastmasters meeting, 5-6 2 Exam/reading period begins
FlaLaw is published
eachweekschoolisi Law student to run 50 miles
each week school is m
session to inform and for MD research
unite the law school
community. First year law student Whalen Kuller, 35, will trophin gene that prevents
run 50 miles Dec. 3, to raise funds for muscular production of the dys-
Deadline: 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 21, for dystrophy research. Whalen and his wife, Allison, a trophin protein necessary
27 nw tte. RN at Shands, are seeking pledges, with the tax- for proper muscle devel-
ov. newsee. deductible donations going directly to the Parent opment. Boys with DMD
j-mail a news to Project for Muscular Dystrophy Research, Inc., a are usually wheelchair-
Salaw@law.' uedu' non-profit group of parents and families of boys bound by their early
or bring a disk with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and teens, and die, usually due
(PC format, text in Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD). to respiratory failure, by W n
WordPerfect or Word), The Whalens became involved with the Parent their early 20s. WhalenKuller
including author's Project after their now 4-year-old son was diag- Boys with BMD have an altered dystrophin
name and contact nosed with DMD in 1998. Since then, they have gene that allows a minimal amount of dystrophin
information), to organized various local fundraising and DMD production. Its disease progression tends to be at a
Communications, 288 awareness activities in support of the Project. slower rate, but with the same final outcome.There
Holland Hall. (Submit Whalen will be racing in the Adventurous is currently no effective treatment or cure.
news for The Docket, Concepts Ultra Run, a 50-mile trail run at Santos, The Parent Project was started in 1994, to raise
the student newsletter, just south of Ocala, on highway 441. When Whalen funds to support research for treatments and a cure
to the John Marshall approached Adventurous Concepts with the idea of for DMD and BMD. The Project raised more than
Bar Association.) participating in the race as a fundraiser, owner $1.8 million last year alone.
Mike Arnspiger was enthusiastic. Arnspiger waived Those wishing to pledge support can contact
Editor: DebraAmirin, the race entry fee, and personally made the first Whalen or Allison at 378.9197, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Director of pledge. Adventurous Concepts, based in South To find out more about Duchenne Muscular
Communications. Florida, is the premier organizer of off-road and Dystrophy and the Parent Project, call the Parent
Stan Huguenin, Director adventure races in the state. Project at 1.800.714.KIDS, or visit their Web site at
S rog DMD is a genetic disorder, affecting one in www.parentdmd.org. More information about
Susie Grace, Program
Assistant. every 3,500 boys worldwide, that causes progres- Adventurous Concepts' events can be found on
ChristineWilliams, sive muscle wasting due to a deletion of the dys- their Web site, www.adventurousconcepts.com