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Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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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: February 2001
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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
    JTLP competition meeting today
        Page 1
    Express diversity views
        Page 2
    Summer program in environmental and land use policy
        Page 3
    College of Law Calendar
        Page 4
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Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 17 Feb. 5, 2001

Inside: JTLP competition meeting today
New issue of Second-, third- and fourth-semester students
The Docket should note that the Journal of Technology, Law and
Summer Policy is holding its Spring 2001 Open Writing
Program in Competition. An informational meeting will be held
Environmental today (Feb. 5), 5:20 p.m., 296 Holland Hall. Co-cur-
and Land Use ricular academic credit is awarded for successful can-
Law (3) didates. Ifyou are unable to attend or have questions,
e-mail Student Works Editor Effie Silva,
effielaw@aoL com.

First annual PAD meetings & initiation Financial Aid Director Patricia Varnes (left) in
eePhi Alpha Delta (PAD) law fraternity international Student Affairs counsels students on financial aid
SCreer will host a new and transfer member informational options available through the law school.
Development meeting this Wednesday (Feb. 7), 6:30 p.m., 190C
Cone Holland Hall. Refreshments to follow. PAD applica- Scholarships, fellowships
Conference tions are available in Student Affairs, and must be Advanced student scholarships
Feb. 16-18 retumed by Feb. 21. An initiation ceremony will be Scholarships for second- and third-year law
UF Hotel & held Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m., 283 Holland Hall. students are now being offered. The scholarships
Conference Center For information: UFPAD@law.com, or stop by and their eligibility requirements are listed on the
their desk in the student activities office. financial aid bulletin board, and applications can
Sponsored by Student i a be obtained from Student Affairs. The deadline for
Government, Board mea filing advanced student scholarship applications is
ofCollege Councils The Environmental and Land Use Law Society Monday, Feb. 12.
a L Coe will host an informational meeting featuring guest
Council speaker Martha Collins, Attomey at Law, Tuesday Young Lawyers Division of
Council (Feb. 6), 5:20 p.m., 292 Holland Hall. For informa- The Florida Bar scholarships
tion: David Migut, migs@ufl.edu. The Florida Bar scholarships
Featuring: The Young Lawyers Division of The Florida
Presentations by and Environmental and Land Use Law Bar is awarding ten $1,000 scholarships to second-
networking opportuni- rc currcuu cercae rora conserva year law students. Criteria are posted on the finan-
ties with prominent cial aid bulletin board, and applications are avail-
ties with prominent tion clinic, summer study abroad in Costa Rica, sum cia aid buetin board, and appications are avai-
attomeys from 15 dif- mer extemships, environmental moot court competi- able in Student Affairs. The deadline for applying
ferent practice areas. tion, environmental law society and annual public is Friday, March 9.
Conference is free, interest environmental conference are just a few of Florida Bar fellowships
but registration is the opportunities available through the Environmental
mandatory and Land Use Law Program here at the law school. The Florida Bar Foundation 2001 Legal
These and other topics will be discussed at a meeting Services Summer Fellowship Program" offers ful
For an agenda, infor- Friday (Feb. 9), 11:30 a.m., 190C Holland Hall. time fellowships to lLs and 2Ls. Applications
mation or to register: The law school has a diverse array of courses, must be postmarked by Feb. 12. For an applica-
http://grove.ufl.edu/ extra-curricular opportunities and resources available tion and more information, contact Kathy Urbach,
-Icc/conference/. to students with an interest in Environmental and Assistant Dean, Career Services.
(Continuedpage 2)


(Announcements, from page 1) organizations office, 151 Bruton-Geer. Students can
Ex press Land Use Law, including a certificate program for eam pro bono credit for volunteering for this impor-
d ivers t iJ.D. students who concentrate in these fields. Faculty tant service. (Previous tax experience preferred.)
members with expertise in the area can help you plan To volunteer or get more information, contact
Diversity consultant a course of study that will best prepare you for a VITA at 392.8835 to receive your volunteer guide
John Sands will be at carer in this field, including guidance on cross- and self-test packet.
the law school this week registration opportunities in other colleges on cam
(Feb. 5-8). Faculty, staff pus. For information or to receive an e-mail notice of Fla Supreme Court Externships
and students, particularly future events, contact Program Assistant Marla Applications are available for the Florida Supreme
representatives of student Wolfe, 319 Holland Hall, 392.3572, Court Summer Extemship Program. Selected stu-
organizations, are encour- wolfemarla@law.ufl.edu. dents are placed for six weeks as clerks for a Florida
aged to contact Sands to Supreme Court Justice. The externship offers six law
express their views on JLPP write-on competition school credits and lasts from mid-May through June.
diversity at the law Second-, third- and fourth-semester students are Applications are available in Career Services and
school. For an appoint- invited to compete in the Journal ofLaw and Public Center for Govemmental Responsibility. Applications
ment to speak with Policy's Spring 2001 Write-On Competition. An are due at 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12. Interviews will be
Sands, contact: Julie informational meeting will be held Tuesday (Feb. 6), scheduled for applicants. For information: Tim
Bames, Dean's Office, 5:20 p.m., 190A Holland Hall. Please see the JLPP McLendon, Staff Attomey, CGR, 230 Bruton-Geer
Barnes@law.ufl.edu, Web page (http://grove.ufl.edu/-jlpp/ Hall, 392.2237.
392.9238. competition.htm) or contact Lara Parkin at
larap@ufl.edu for information. This is a great way to Employment questions?
Counseling brush up writing skills, create a good writing sample The Center for Career Services is pleased to
Feeling overwhelmed by and impress potential employers. announce the following students are available to
school, home or relation- assist 1L's with their employment search questions:
shi Felins of aner VITA volunteers needed Mack Bernard, mackbernardl@hotmail.com,
ships? Feelings of anger,
anxiety or depression can VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is an 846.5008
prevent you from func- ABA/IRS-sponsored organization that provides Jessie Howell, jehl209@aol.com
tioning at your best. We income tax assistance to low income individuals and Josh Kom, korno@ufl.edu
all encounter times when students. VITA will provide assistance this year from Richard Mockler, rjm7730@ufl.edu
life situations engulf our 5:30-9:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Jennifer Olmedo, jenolmedo@aol.com, 271.9044
ability to cope, causing Thursdays, Feb. 6-April 12, in the student
us to question our goals,
decisions and ourselves.
These concerns may
sound small and trivial to Faculty in the spotlight cited Assistant Professor Jonathan
others, but can be devas- rofessor Lars Noah was quoted in Cohen in his statement in support of
tating and debilitating to today's (Feb. 5) issue of Newsweek the measure Jan. 10.
you. There is help avail- Magazine responding to suggestions Professor Danaya Wright was quoted
able. Counseling is a con- that the FDA might limit or withdraw in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Cohen
fidential, nonjudgmental its recent approval of Mifeprex Noah Jan. 24 in an article about property
process done with (a.k.a. RU-486). law and land development.
you, not to you. Professor Christopher Slobogin was
Discussing your situation Associate Dean Michael Seigel was
with a neutral party cation quoted in The Christian Science quoted in the Orlando Sentinel
quoted in The Christian Science -
with a n p Monitor Jan. 16 about the possibilty Tribune Jan. 25 about the jury selec- W
help break the grip of a -ition in a merc killin case. Wright
crisis. The law school's of John Ashcroft becoming attomey Seigel ton n a mercy k ng case
resoce counselor in the general. Professor Paul Magnarella recently

Center for Career Professor Robert Moffat was quoted delivered guest lectures at
Services, Cary Evans, in the Orlando Sentinel Tribune Jan. the University of Georgia
can help. E-mail Evans at 23 about a first-degree murder case and Georgia Southwestem
cdmevans@juno.com for involving mercy killing. University on the topic of Slobogin
an appointment for confi- Judge Quentin Kopp, who is Moffat international human rights
dential, free counseling. sponsoring a bill involving civility, and anthropology Magnarella




Summer Program in Environmental and Land Use Law Stop litter
At the start of each
By Noemar Castro
By oemar Castro semester, law school
The UF Summer Program in Environmental for non-Spanish speakers. Students also can take organizations increase
and Land Use Law at the Universidad de Costa advantage of the University of Costa Rica's Home their activity levels and
Rica allows students to eam up to seven credits for Stay program, an inexpensive way to combine create ads and flyers to
two courses and a conservation clinic. lodging with the intensive study of Spanish advertise their events.
Guest lecturers and field trips ensure students through total immersion. Organizations are
are given the greatest opportunity possible to Specific courses are listed in a brochure avail- requested to follow
understand the natural and cultural context of their able in Student Affairs, or on the law school's Web posting policies and use
course of study. site: http://www.law.ufl.edu/students/abroad/ bulletin boards, chalk-
Costa Rica represents the latest in a long tradi- summer costarica.shtml. boards and FlaLaw to
tion of institutional linkages between the Florida convey information.
State University System and Costa Rican research An informational meeting will be held Flyers and posters found
and educational institutions. At the Levin College Thursday, Feb. 15, 12:40 p.m., 190-A in undesignated areas will
of Law, the UF Center for Governmental Holland Hall. The application deadline is be thrown away.
Responsibility has a seven-year history in the March 2, but applications are reviewed as they Please help us keep
region through its Mesoamerican Environmental are received. The program runs June 18-July the law school clean.
Law Program. 30. For information or brochures, contact
Field trip opportunities include: The Sala Program Director Thomas Ankersen
Constitucional (Costa Rica Constitutional Court), (ankersen@law.ufl.edu) or Student Affairs
The Interamerican Court for Human Rights, The Coordinator Noemar Castro
United States State Department Environmental (castro@law. ufl.edu.).
Hub for Central America and the Caribbean and Live LEXIS help
the Tortuguero Research Station. LEXIS now offers live
Students can explore beaches, volcanoes, rain I research help. This web-
and cloud forests of Costa Rica on their own. Also, based software platform
the San Jose summer program will allow interested enables law students to con-
students to take a specialized course in Spanish duct a one-on-one, live chat
through the University of Costa Rica. This course session with a customer
will provide the basics in conversational Spanish support agent via a web
i browser. The service is
available Monday-Friday
(excluding holidays),
8 a.m.-ll p.m. EST. (Live
SResearch Help is limited to
research support at this
time. Students with techni-
Left: Students in Costa Rica experience first-hand cal or non-research related
the region's impressive natural resources. Above:

The Law College Council is sponsoring free The Circuit Court Judicial Clerkship Program ferred to the service, and a
legal informational sessions for the Gainesville will place 25 UF students throughout Florida. dialog window with a
community. Local experts will present information Participants receive about $7,400 for the 12 weeks Customer Service Agent
and answer questions regarding legal topics. (May 14-Aug. 3). Applications are available now in will appear on the left. The
A session on Landlord/Tenant issues will be held Career Services, and must be retumed by Feb. 12, site is also accessible from
Tuesday (Feb. 6), 190B Holland Hall; and another 5 p.m. Students with at least four semesters of law the law school's home page
on Divorce Issues, Feb. 13, 190C Holland Hall. school by this summer are eligible to participate (www. 1w.ufl.edu).
Both will be held at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be (Spring 2000 entrants are eligible). For information:
provided. For information: gpr@ufl.edu. Nancy Hanewicz, Career Services.



LEXIS training
Schedule a personal For more events: www.law.ufl.edu/calendar
training time for LEXIS February 9 Informational Meeting
by e-mailing Jill Cisne 5 JLPP General Board Meeting, on Environmental and Land Use Law,
(keeters@ufl.edu). 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL 11:30 a.m., 190C HOL
Available times: JTLP Writing Competition Meeting, Faculty Enrichment, Professor
Monday, Tuesday, and 5:20 p.m., 296 HOL Elizabeth Dale, Department of History
Wednesday; 10:30-11:30 6 ELULS Meeting and Speaker, 13 BLSA Monologues, 5:30-9:30 p.m.,
a.m. and 11:30 a.m.- 5:20 p.m., 292 HOL 190 HOL (Auditorium)
12:30 p.m. JLPP Write-On Competition Meeting, Moot Court Briefs Due
5:20 p.m., 190A HOL 15 Moot Court Oral Argument Seminar,
LEXIS winner *BLSA Gospel Concert, 6:45 p.m., 283 HOL
Lizzie Johnson has 5:30-9:30 p.m.,190 (Auditorium) 16-18- Career Development Conference,
won $100 for the week Moot Court Question & Answer UF Hotel & Conference Center
of Jan. 14 in the LEXIS session, 6:45 p.m., 190C HOL 16 Faculty Enrichment, Professor
Rewards of Working Free Legal session, Landlord/Tenant George Dawson on the LSAT
Smarter Contest. issues, 7 p.m., 190B HOL 19 JLPP General Board Meeting,
7 PAD New and 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL
Transfer Member Informational 20 BLSA Play, 5:30-9:30 p.m.,
aL is published Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 190C HOL 190 (The Auditorium)
FlaLaw is published
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session to inform and (Announcements, from page 3) down to either AcxiomHome or AcxiomBiz and
unite the law school Moot Court events click "Search." These databases search the entire
community. Question and Answer session, Tuesday database, so you do not have to do a separate search
(Feb. 6), 6:45 p.m., 190C Holland Hall for every city or state.
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Tuesday for the next Oral Argumen Seinar, Tursday, Reference Librarian, Legal Information Center
week's newsletter.
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name and contact 7 p.m., Natural History Museum easy travel to many European locations.
name ant con)ac, t Final Four, Friday, March 2, 12 noon, Auditorium The first term at Frankfurt is October-February;
information), to
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Communications. WebLUIS main page. Scroll down to "Shortcuts to For information, applications, and catalog:
Stan Huguenin, Director Major Providers" near the bottom of the page. Click Program Coordinator Noemar Castro, Student
of Communications. on "FirstSearch." In the middle of the screen. you Affairs, 392.0421, castro@law.ufl.edu. Professor
Susie Grace, Program will find a box called "Search for." Type in the per- Walter Weyrauch (342 Holland Hall) also can
Assistant. son's or business' name in this box. Under this box, discuss the program with interested students.
Christine Williams, you will see "Select a Topic or Database." Scroll
Student Assistant.