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New issue of Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 22 March 26, 2001
Diversity Employment Rate For Recent Grads At 90 Percent
Report By PR Intern Lisa Neunder
Complete If the law school's most recent graduating class is any indication, at least 90 percent of UF law school
Diversity Con n graduates could be employed within six months of graduation.
Diversity Consultant Data was collected from 95 percent of the 2000 class. According to reports from the Center for Career
John Sands has com- Services, 90 percent of the graduates are employed, two percent are pursuing graduate studies and three
pleted his report on the percent are not seeking employment.
college's diversity issues. According to Assistant Dean for Career Services, Kathy Urbach, "If you take into account those who
Sands will discuss the did not respond to us, the percentage of our graduates employed may be higher. Our employment statistics
report a ananswer ques- are certainly consistent with top tier law schools."
tions at an open meeting According to Urbach, employment statistics have improved significantly over previous years. There
at 3 p.m., Thursday have been more respondents, she said, and employment of law students six months after graduation has
(March 29), Faculty steadily increased since 1995, when roughly 80 percent reported being employed.
Meeting Room. Urbach is proud of the students who eamed
these high statistics. Graduate Statistics 1995-2000
"It is a privilege to assist these students," Percent Reporting U Employed After Six Months
she said. "They are tremendously talented, well-
Barrister's Ball educated and trained, and very marketable.I 9o
know they will be a credit to our school and 80
Thursday, April 5 the profession." o7
8 p.m.-midnight It is important for students to stay in contact o6
with the law school and Career Services after 5
University Centre graduation for two reasons, said Urbach. "One,
Hotel if graduates are struggling to find a job, we can 40
o help. And two, we need to report accurate statis- 3o
tics to the National Association for Law 20
Placement, American Bar Association and U.S. 1
News & World Report, which publishes law ..
school rankings." 9
Tickets on sale in Workplace Law Presentation Law Association. For information: Amy Rogers,
JMBA Office until Roger Quillen, managing partner of the Atlanta email@example.com, 372.9259.
Friday. headquarters of Fisher & Phillips, will speak on "The
Changing Face of Workplace Law," Tuesday, April 3, 'Babies and Bunnies'
Members: $25; 6:30 p.m., Faculty Dining Room. All students will Bring a smile to a young child's face with
non-members, $30. benefit from understanding the legal bases that dic- "Babies and Bunnies." Supplies are needed for the
For information: tate workplace dynamics as we prepare to enter the children of Pleasant Place a home for teen moms
Kim Bosshardt, workforce. Quillen's presentation will include a and their babies. Collection is at the JMBA Office
JMBA Office. question-and-answer session and will be followed by through Friday, April 13. All baby supplies are need-
a reception hosted by the Labor and Employment (Continuedpage 2)
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW MARCH 26, 2001
Library News: Institutional Loan funds will be required to attend a
Criminal Florida Law Review special exit interview in the University Financial
Justice 20th Annual Dunwody Lecture Services Office. Appointment times for these inter-
Abstracts views will be mailed to students at their current
address as listed on ISIS. Failure to attend this ses-
"Criminal Justie Friday (March 30), 10:30 a.m. sion will prevent your diploma from being awarded.
Abstracts" contains com- .
Ares" contan co H For information: University Financial Services
prehensive coverage of Holland Hall Auditorium Deb Management Department, 392.0738.
Debt Management Department, 392.0738.
national and intemational
joumals, books, disserta-
tions, and unpublished Professor Owen D. Jones, Bar Exam Expense Loans
papers on criminology and Arizona State University College Are you making plans to take the Bar Exam and
paprswondering how to meet out-of-pocket expenses?
related disciplines. It covers of Law, on "The Physics of Law, There are private loan companies who will make Bar
There are private loan companies who will make Bar
crime trends, crime preven- The Shape of Behavior, The Exam loans to students in their final year of law
tion and deterrence, juve-
ton an delteqence, juve-e J Promise of Biology." Students, school. These can be used for a student's living
nile delinquency, juvenile Jones
justice, police, courts, pun- faculty and staff invited to attend. expenses while studying for the Bar, Bar prep classes
justice, police, courts, pun-
ishment and sentencing. Jones eamed his J.D. in 1991 from Yale. He and other Bar-related expenses. You may borrow
"Criminal Justice is a prolific author and lecturer on the subject of from as little as $500 to as much as $8,000. For
information: Financial Aid Director Trish Varnes in
Periodical Index" provides evolutionary analysis in law, which integrates Student Affairs, 392.0421, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Student Affairs, 392.0421, trish varnes@sfa. ufl. edu,
full-text access to 45 crimi- behavioral biology into the human behavioral or the lenders directly at:
nal justice jourals, plus models on which law relies. Access Group, 800.282.1550,
complete abstracts for over
100 additional titles. For information: Liz Tarnosky, Florida Law www.Accessgroup.org.
Both databases can be Review Senior Symposium Editor, email@example.com. Key Education Resources, 800 539.5363,
accessed on campus or off- www.Key.com/educate/grad.
campus through Gatorlink. (Announcements, from page 1) LawLoans, 800.984.0190, www.Salliemae.com.
Go to webluis.fcla.edu and ed and appreciated. For information and/or a list of
scan the left side of the specific items, visit the JMBA Office. 'Brown Bag' With The Dean
opening page until you see Students, faculty and staff are invited to share
"All Indexes, Other Oral Argument Seminar their ideas and/or concerns at a 'Brown Bag' lunch-
Databases, and Service Second-semester students who may be apprehen- eon with Interim Dean Jon Mills Tuesday, April 3,
Providers." Click on the sive about App. Ad. Orals are invited to the Moot 11:30 a.m., Cafeteria.
link "UF," scroll to "Broad Court Team's Oral Argument Seminar Thursday,
Subject Categories" on the April 5, 5:20 p.m., 190C Holland Hall. They will go Register by April 2 for Cleveland
left, click on "Public over techniques of oral argument and give you an Cyber Law Conference
Affairs & Law," then scroll opportunity to ask any questions you might have. For Students are invited to participate in the Second
to the databases. information: Jon Gatto, 338.1921,firstname.lastname@example.org. Annual Cyber Law Recruitment Conference August
Christopher 17, at the Sheraton Cleveland City Centre Hotel.
Vallandingham, Attention May Graduates Hosted by Case Westem Reserve University School
Reference Librarian, Federal regulations require all student loan bor- of Law, the conference is designed to bring together
Legal Information rowers to complete exit counseling prior to com- employers and students to interview for positions in
Center mencement. You will not receive your diploma, final cyber law, e-commerce, and other technology-based
transcript, or other university services until your exit practice areas. Employers prescreen all resumes and
counseling is completed. To conduct your select students they wish to interview. Students will
Blood Drive Stafford/Direct Loan Exit Counseling, log onto the be notified at least one month prior to the conference
The bloodmobile will ISIS web site (www.ISIS.ufl.edu), select Financial if they have been selected for interviews.
be at the law school Information, and choose Federal Direct Loan To register, you must complete a student registra-
Wednesday (March 28), Counseling (exit). Once you have completed the tion form located in Career Services and return it no
10 a.m.-5 p.m. It's a interview process, you must print and sign the signa- later than April 2. More information will be available
quick (usually 45 min- ture page and retum it to the address listed for in Career Services later. General information can be
utes or less) and easy University Financial Services. found on the cyber law Web site:
way to help others. Also, those students who received Perkins and/or lawwww.cwru.edu/cyberLaw/CyberHome.html.
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW MARCH 26, 2001
Northwestern workplace English restrictions and V n P
Law School bilingual education. Appropriately, WinPri zes
Professor the debate was held in Carpenter The Communications
Crane (rioht, Hall, where in 1777 the Continental Office is re-designng the
Crane (right, school's Web Site and would
with Tax Congress met and issued official s
Program German, French, and English Perea like your input to better
Director editions of the Articles of serve you and your class-
Michael Friel), Confederation. The debate will be mates. All students who par-
Confederation. The debate will be
spoke March r ticipate are eligible to win a
20 on her broadcast nationally in the near DVD player donated by
work in future. Lexis-Nexis or many other
progress, "The Professor Robert Moffat was inter- Moffa prizes from local restaurants
Moffat prizes from local restaurants
Meaning of viewed for an upcoming article in such as El Indio, Planet
Direct Tax." the American Bar Association Journal. Smoothie, Schlotzsky's Deli
Vallandingham Joins LIC and Pasta 2 Go.
Fill out the brief survey
Christopher Vallandingham has joined the Filn out the brief sur
inserted in this FlaLaw and
Legal Information Center as a reference librarian retum i to Student Affairs or
in Public Services. Christopher was a student the Communications office
assistant in the library for two-and-a-half years, by 5 pm. Thursday (March
full-time OPS librarian for four months, and law 2) to ener the drawing. Oa
faculty research assistant for two semesters. He o ter t ra
graduated from the Levin College of Law in May fil ute ueonline a
2000, then enrolled in distance www.law.udledu news r
survey. Students may enter
leaming courses from the Library thsuey. Students may entce
School at Florida State University. the drawing o
He previously served as a U.S.
Army Arabic Linguist/Intelligence
Specialist in Crete, Greece, then Faculty Enrichment
taught in high schools in Cairo, Visiting Professor Daniel Visser spoke on
Vallandingham Egypt, and Houston, Texas. "Constitutional Development in South Africa in Position Open
the Last Decade" March 16. Visser addressed a CGR Director of Social
Faculty In The Spotlight group of faculty in the Faculty Meeting Room Policy Elizabeth McCulloch
Professor Juan Perea was in Philadelphia last (formerly known as the Faculty Dining Room). needs a research assistant
week taping the National Public Radio program The room has been extensively renovated to immediately for two projects:
improve its appearance and ability to showcase i Research on foster care
"Justice Talking." He debated Jim Boulet, execu- high-tech presentations.Research on foster care
tive director of English First, on issues including independent living pro-
Compile revisions for
Law Review Writing Seminar Business Cards welfare manual.
Second-semester students interested in joining The Duncan Fletcher Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Preferred but not required:
Florida Law Review should attend the Review's Legal Fratemity Intemational will sell business Poverty Law class, or experi-
Writing Competition Preparation Seminar Tuesday cards to law students as a service on the con- ence researching statutes and
(March 27), 6:30 p.m. (room TBA). The seminar, course Thursdays throughout the semester (March regulations. Bring resume
which is being held the second time this semester 29 and April 5, 12 and 19). For information: and cover letter to Fran
due to popular demand, helps prepare you to partici- Michael Diggs, email@example.com. Morton or Laura Coates,
pate in the writing competition in your third semes- CGR, 230 Bruton Geer, by
ter. Based on their excellent performance, nine stu- PDP Legal Honor Society Friday (March 30).
dents from this year's writing competition were There will be a reception in honor of new mem-
invited to join the Review (a 30 percent success bers in PDP Legal Honor Society Tuesday (March
rate). If you have questions, come by the Law (Announcements continue page 4)
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW MARCH 26, 2001
Assistant For more events: www.law.ufl.edu/calendar
op ion March April
O e 26 JLPP General Board Meeting, 3 Brown Bag Luncheon with Dean Mills,
The law school's 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL 11:30 a.m., Cafeteria
Communications 27 Florida Law Review Writing Workplace Law Presentation, 6:30 p.m.,
Office is looking for an Competition Preparation Seminar, Faculty Meeting Room
experienced office 6:30 p.m., room TBA. 4 Faculty Enrichment Lunch, FSU
assistant for a perma- PDP Legal Honor Society New Member Professor J.B. Ruhl on "Agriculture Law
nent, full-time, OPS Reception, 7 p.m., Faculty Meeting Room. and Policy," 1l:30 am, Faculty Meeting
position. Previous 30 Dunwody Lecture, Owen Jones will speak Room
experience with news on "The Physics of Law, The Shape of 5 Pinning Ceremony for USPS with 5, 10,
media, publications and Behavior, The Promise of Biology," 10 15, 20, 25, 30 years of service, 3 p.m.,
the Web a plus. Fax a.m.- 2 p.m. 190 HOL (Auditorium) lounge outside Career Services.
resume and cover letter
"Communications (Announcements, continued) LAW Spring Brunch April 7
Director" to 392.5321. 27), 7 p.m., Faculty Meeting Room. New members The Law Association for Women's 14th Annual
are: Scott Kalil, Yohama Gould, Adele Small, Spring Brunch will be held Saturday, April 7, 10:30
Megal Flynn, Jamie Dorman, Christine Geraghty, a.m., DoubleTree Hotel. Speakers will include Judge
Lawsika Gibson, Alexis Calleha, Tamra Carsten, Phyllis Kotey, 8th Circuit; Ellie Wilkov, an experi-
Flac w is published Elana Horowity, Rebecca Abrams, Derrill Lee enced lawyer from the Public Defenders Office; and
eac wee scool is McAteer, lan Lasher, John Dekle, Stacy Borisov, Cynthia Swanson, a partner in a woman-owned firm
session to inform and Allison Rehmeyer, Craig Langly, Ben Armstrong, in Gainesville specializing in family law. Everyone
unite the law school Lara Sutton, Lisa Wolgast, Amber Buckheister, men and women, students, faculty and staff is
community. Lourdes Sancerni, Diana Hewitt, LJ Paul Lutz, invited. There is no charge for this event. A hot
Stan Huguenin, Director George Moraitis, Monica Gowland and Ricki breakfast will be served. Reservations are required,
of Communications. Whipple. since seating is limited. Contact Dawn Henrichon at
Editor: Debra Amirin, firstname.lastname@example.org ifyou are interested in attending.
Associate Director of Textbook Drive
Communications. Florida Law Review and BLSA are sponsoring a Summer Aid Deadline
Christine Williams, used/out-of-print textbook and study aid drive to ben- Students interested in Summer 2001 financial aid
Editorial Assistant. efit law students at the University of Liberia in West must apply by April 1. To be considered, you must
Deadline: 10 a.m. Africa. The project is under the supervision of have a 2000-2001 Free Application for Federal
Tuesday for the next Federal Magistrate (and adjunct professor) William Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the university no
week's newsletter. Wagner. Collection boxes will be set up in the Law later than April 1, and must indicate you will be
E-mail news to Review office and outside the enrolled for Summer 2001. Contact Financial Aid
email@example.com, Student Organizations Director Trish Varnes in Student Affairs to discuss
-' Office. Students are encour- summer aid options.
Cor bring a disk aged to bring in two text-
(PC format, text in books/study aids a month Fall Financial Aid Reminder
WordPerfect or Word, until the last day of finals. Students who have not already done so should
including author's For information: BLSA, apply now for aid for the 2001-2002 academic year,
name and contact blsa@grove. ul.edu. and are encouraged to apply electronically using
information), to FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA on the Web, since it can
Communications, 288 Pro Bono Banquet save processing time and has an editing format to
Holland Hall. (Submit The Pro Bono Banquet for 2000-2001 will be reduce errors. Go to www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/
news for the student held April 12, 11:30 a.m., Faculty Dining Room. If express.html and follow the instructions. For
newsletter, The Docket, you have completed 35 hours of pro bono work, not information: Financial Aid Director Trish Varnes,
to John Marshall Bar yet received your certificate, and tumed in all of your Student Affairs.
Association.) paperwork, you will be invited.