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Leadership training rescheduled
Summer 'shadowing' available to Fall 2000 entering class
BLSA recognizes leaders at successful event
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Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 24 April 9, 2001
Inside Leadership Training Rescheduled travel, health and other information conceming
* Survey Results A leadership training sesson for new student your trip overseas.
Will Impact Web organization officers has been rescheduled for There will be a mandatory pre-departure meet-
Changes (2) tonight (April 9), 5:30 p.m., Faculty Meeting Room. ing for students participating in the summer
SBLSA Recognizes All new officials, including representatives of ABA, law program in Costa Rica Thursday (April 12),
Leaders (3) LCC, JMBA and the Honor Committee, are encour- 12:40 p.m., 190A Holland Hall. Items to be dis-
* Alternative Dispute aged to attend. Please RSVP to Student Affairs cussed include housing, travel, courses and San
Resolution Coordinator Noemar Castro (email@example.com). Jose-related information. (Please register for
Specialist To Join classes by using ISIS.)
Specialist To Join Mandatory Meetings For Students For information: Student Affairs Coordinator
Actl Pending on in Summer Law Programs Noemar Castro, 392.0421.
* Actions Pending on
Sands' Report on There will be a mandatory pre-departure meet-
Diversity (5) ing for students participating in non-UF sum- Renew Parking Decals
mer law programs Tuesday (April 10), 5 p.m., All parking decals expire May 1. Decals will be
292 Holland Hall. A representative from Overseas sold outside the Dean's Suite, second floor of
La Schoolin Studies will be at the meeting, which will cover (Continuedpage 2)
Law School in
Top Tier in .
STop Tier in Students Assist Holocaust Survivors
U.S. News and
World Report By Cynthia Williford
Ran k i n A contingent of "More than 50 years after conclusion of World
UF law students is War II," Neiman said, "Holocaust survivors finally
Five UF colleges, participating in an are being compensated for labor performed in
including the Levin historic volunteer German-occupied territories during the war."
College of Law, are list- program to assist Neiman first heard about HSAP where volun-
ed in the top 50 tier of south Florida teers help victims fill out and file claims from a
schools in U.S. News Holocaust survivors friend at New York University, where a similar pro-
and World Report's with claims for com- gram is conducted. When Neiman found out about
annual rankings of the pensation for World the large population of Holocaust survivors living
nation's graduate Jeff Neiman (eft) and Josh War II injustices. in south Florida who need assistance, he began his
schools. The College of Corn lead the local Holocaust The Holocaust organizational efforts.
Law's Graduate Tax Survivor Assistance Project. Survivor Assistance "We built this local program from the ground
Program was rated sec- Project (HSAP), up, and it now involves about 35 law students and
ond in the nation headed locally by third-year law students Jeff five others who are UF undergraduates," he said.
above Stanford, Harvard Neiman and Josh Corn, is part of nationwide Neiman credits support and guidance from
and Yale and the law efforts to help survivors receive compensation for Jenni Frumer, director of Jewish Family Services
school was 25th in the forced and slave labor performed on behalf of Nazi of South Florida, and Professor Stuart Cohn with
nation in terms of diver- Germany during World War II. The money is com- helping the group succeed.
sity. Look for commen- ing from a multi-billion dollar fund established by
tary and an analysis of the German govemment and companies who For more on this story, go to:
the rankings in a future unjustly benefitted from the labor. http://www.law.ufl.edu/news/releases/010328.shtml
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLE GE OF LAW APRIL 9, 2001
Trial Te am (Announcements continued) Division. Students work as Judicial Clerks in the
U dae Holland Hall, Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, division and receive law school credit.
U date April 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This year, commuter decals Applications are available in Career Services, and
Trial Team sent four cost $84 for the year and $42 for a semester. Avoid will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 20.
students to the National the lines in the fall and get a semester free by pur- See Hanewicz for more information.
Competition of the chasing an annual decal now.
Association of Trial Vote by Friday on December
Lawyers of America in Summer "Shadowing" Available to Graduation Date
New Orleans, March 22- Fall 2000 Entering Class Some students graduating in December have
25. Jack Hill, Larry The Center for Career Services is sponsoring a asked to move the ceremony from Saturday, Dec. 22,
Dany, Mihelle Skinner, pilot project with four firms in Florida who have to Saturday, Dec. 15. Assuming the Center for
Coach Tom Farkashpson, and agreed to allow one student to "shadow" its attorneys Performing Arts is available, the ceremony would be
,Coah Tom Farkash for two-to-three weeks, July 19 to Aug. 20. Students at 9 a.m. on the 15th. Student Affairs has placed a
went to New Orleans to ,
comete against 25 other will not be compensated, but the experience and net- survey form in the message folder of each student
lawschools aind pro- working opportunity will be valuable. Participating graduating in the fall, asking students to vote for one
law schools, and pro- firms include: of the two dates. Retur the survey to Student Affairs
gressed to the Quarter-
Finals before being elim- 1. A large law firm, whose Tallahassee office is by Friday (April 13). If you are planning to walk in
inated. The team ended participating. The firm practices in areas such as this ceremony and haven't received a survey, get one
sixth out of 26 teams. banking and corporate and governmental affairs. from Student Affairs.
Congratulations also 2. A medium-sized Tampa firm specializing in all
go to UF's Chicago team areas of employment litigation. Mandatory Job Fair Meeting
(James McDonald, 3. A small Miami firm specializing in civil litigation. A Mandatory Fall Job Fair Orientation Meeting
Christine Marlewski, 4. A small Ft. Lauderdale firm specializing in real will be held Friday (April 13), 12:40 p.m., Bailey
Marcos Beaton and Rita estate law. Courtroom. You must attend this meeting if you are
Thompson, and Coach To apply, bring your resume with the city of
Steve Dethomasis) on its the firm written in pencil in the top right comer Survey Results Will Impact
efforts and perseverance to the Center for Career Services as soon as possible.
in the competition, (Appointments are first-come, first-served.) Career Web Changes
March 29-April 1. Services will forward your resume to the firm and let
you know how to finalize arrangements. As soon as A survey about the College of Law Web site
the slot for each firm is filled, it will be noted on the gamered 150 responses, with results being tallied.
board outside Career Services. Student input will assist in changes to be made to
the site in 2001.
Toastmasters Meeting & Elections Participants
Toastmasters will meet today (April 9), 5 p.m., had the opportuni-
190B Holland Hall. Officer elections will be held. ty to win prizes as
Committee Externship News retuming their ..
.m it 1. The City of Jacksonville Office of the General surveys. The
Counsel has openings for summer extems. These gan prize
Results winner, Joe
ResuuIts are unpaid, 6-credit positions in the area of munic- Launikiti, Law student Joe Launikitis
First Semester: ipal law. Students are exposed to four departments received a new GE won the grand prize of a DVD
Darin Patton and in the Office of the General Counsel: General DVD player valued player from LEXIS-NEXIS.
Samantha Powers. DVuI player valued
Samantha Powers. Litigation and Labor & Employment Law; at $150, donated by LEXIS-NEXIS. Gift certifi-
Me Decstro Governmental Operations and Commercial Law; cates donated by El Indio, Planet Smoothie,
(Final position decided Land Use, Real Estate and Environmental Law; Schlotzsky's Deli and Pasta 2 Go were awarded
by a run-off.) and Tort Litigation. Students with at least a 2.8 to Kris Vanderlaan, Hollie Morgan, Rocky
GPA preferred. Interested students should submit a Cabagnot, Charles Gibbs, Sherri Stinson,
resume, cover letter and transcript to Nancy Suzie Liotta, Amy Bandow, Melissa Flynn,
Hanewicz in Career Services by April 20. Ryan Carroll, Lizzie Johnson, Traci Kratish,
2. A few fall extemship positions may still be avail- Jill Sausser, Jeff Abram and Ryan Maloney.
able in the Eighth Judicial Circuit Family Law
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN C OLLE GE OF LAW APRIL 9, 2001
BLSA Recognizes Leaders at Successful Event Mandatory
Nearly 200 alumni from throughout the United First-semester students
States and Caribbean attended BLSA's 30th should check mail folders
Anniversary Celebration and 12th Annual BLSA for their mandatory small
Alumni Reunion Weekend March 22-25. group meeting schedule.
The activities included a reception, six CLE Attendance will be taken,
sessions, a luncheon discussion with BLSA alumni and valuable career-related
and Interim Dean Jon Mills, and a golf toumra- information will be dis-
ment. tributed. For information,
BLSA's 30 years of achievements were cele- contact Career Services.
brated at the Virgil Hawkins Awards Gala at the Alumni and e aii
Alumni and other participants from this country
Gateway Grand Ballroom. Keynote speaker W. and abroad gathered in the cafeteria for a luncheon
George Allen '62 was presented with keys to the discussion with Interim Dean Jon Mills.
City of Gainesville by City Commissioner Warren
Nielsen, and a restored painting of Co-Chairs Monica J. Williams (3L) and
civil rights hero Virgil D. Rhonda Chung-de Cambre (2L) were pleased
Hawkins was unveiled. The fol- with the success of the event, and expressed their APIL Elections
lowing awards were given: appreciation to students, offices and organizations Association for Public
SBLSA Distinguished Alumni of that supported the BLSA Reunion including the Interest Law elections will
Mickle the Year: The Honorable Law Association of Women, Office of Admissions, be held Tuesday (April
Stephan Mickle (JD '70) Dean's Office and Student Affairs. 10), 29 Holland Hall,
Hazel Land Outstanding Black Alumni were glowing in their reports. 5:30 p.m. All members are
Female Law Student: "This year's Alumni Reunion Weekend was a encouraged to attend.
Desta Meghoo (3L) huge success. The presence of so many black law
W. George Allen Outstanding school alumni gathered in one place was inspiring.
Meghoo Black Male Law Student: I think it sends a message to current students,
Theadore D. Hutchinson (1L) recent graduates and the law school itself that
Dean Rahim Reed Outstanding we are united, and a group the law school should
Service: Shandrea Williams take into consideration when making decisions that
(Director of Admissions) could effect African-Americans at the school. I
SHutchinson Alumni scholarships were pre- think a large part of the success was due to the Free Bood
utcison sented to Natasha Thomas excellent planning of BLSA, particularly the
F (3L)and Daniel Rhodes (1L) Reunion committee. Congrats," wrote Keathan P ressu re
BLSA's Platinum, Gold and Silver Frink '00. Checks
level alumni and corporate spon- ....A superior reunion! From this day forward The Office for
sors also were honored. I will commit to BLSA and Alumni Reunion Research Support at the
l Weekend fiscally and physically," reported College of Nursing will
Williams LaShonda J. A. Holloway '97. conduct free blood
(Announcements continued) attend either SEMJF or SARC as a recent graduate.) Wednesday (April 11),
interested in participating in SEMJF in Atlanta For more information, stop by Career Services. noon to 3 p.m., Holland
(Aug. 10-11), SARC in Washington D.C. (Sept. 7), Hall concourse. They may
or SELPC in Atlanta (Sept. 21-22). Spring Semester Long Term also ask for volunteers for
a blood pressure research
SEMJF and SARC are open to 2L's, 3L's and Emergency Loans a blood pressure resarch
recent graduates, and SELPC is open to 2L's and Application request forms for spring Lewis project.
3L's. Your class status is determined at the time the Memorial Long Term Emergency Loans ($500) are
event is held (next fall). (If you are currently a sec- available in Student Affairs and will be accepted
ond-semester, first-year student, you will be eligible through April 20. Eligibility requirements are:
to attend any of the job fairs. If you are currently a (1) Must have at least a 2.00 GPA and registered for
3L and do not have a job, you can sign up and (Announcements continue page 5)
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLE GE OF LAW APRIL 9, 2001
The following Web
sites can help you prepare Alternative Dispute Resolution Faculty In The Spotlight
for exams: www.jurist. Specialist Valerie Sanchez To Join Information as provded byfaculty and staff and by regular
searches ofnews media story reports.
law.pitt.edu/exams.htm Faculty This July
and stu.findlaw.com/ Valerie A. Sanchez will come from Harvard Affiliate Professor of Law Richard
outlines/schoolexam. Law School where she taught courses on nego- Hiers' article, "Reverence for Life
The Jurist Web site tiation, mediation, and family and and Environmental Ethics in Biblical
includes articles about labor law -to join the College of Law and Covenant" has been pub-
test-taking strategies and Law faculty in July. She was a lished in the on-line joumal, Forum
links to law schools that Research Scholar for Harvard's on Religion andEcology, at Hiers
post exams on the Negotiation Research Project, and http://environment.harvard.edu/
Internet. The Findlaw site will serve here as an Associate religion/research/Christianity/
also includes links to law Director of the Institute for hiers 1.htm. This is a substantially revised ver-
schools posting exams on Dispute Resolution. sion of the article with the same title published
the Internet. Most of the As a former Graduate Fellow Sanchez two years ago in the Journal ofLaw & Religion.
exams on law school Web for Harvard's Program on Dispute Professor Paul Magnarella's article
pages are freely accessi- Resolution, Sanchez worked extensively on "Assessing the Concept of Human
ble. Some exams even research for a history of ADR in medieval English Rights in Africa" appears in the April
include model answers. and Continental legal systems. Sanchez also served (2001) issue of the joumal Human
For more information as a Teaching Assistant during her time at Harvard. Rights andHuman Welfare. Mag
about exam preparation, Sanchez is a former Florida resident, and Magnare
typing "law school attended UF during the beginning of her college
exams" in education. She received her A.B. (magna cum
www.google.com will give laude) from Harvard-Radcliffe College, and her
you additional sites. J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard. At the latter, she
Christopher served as articles reviewer for Negotiation Journal,
Vallandingham, a faculty publication.
Reference Librarian, Early in her legal career, Sanchez served as
Legal Information legal advisor for Boston Children's Services
Center Human Rights Committee, as a research assistant
for various members of Harvard's law faculty, and
as a law clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge
Bruce M. Selya (First Circuit, Rhode Island). Most
APIL Fellowships recently, she served as an academic practitioner, Dunwody Lecture
Congratulations to assisting institutions and individuals with matters Professor Owen D. Jones, Arizona State
Association for Public involving negotiation, mediation and altemative University College of Law, spoke on "The
Interest Law Fellowship dispute resolution; child and family welfare policy Physics of Law, The Shape of Behavior, The
recipients Leanne Dolin, development; and civil rights/civil liberties law. Promise of Biology" March 30 in Holland Hall
Teris Mejiz, Tim Stevens Sanchez is co-author (with Martha A. Field) of Auditorium. Florida Law Review brought Jones
and Mike Alexander, Equal Treatmentfor People with Mental to the law school as the featured speaker for the
who were awarded a Retardation: Having and Raising Children 20th Annual Dunwody Lecture. The prestigious
combined total of (Harvard University Press, 2000), and author of lecture series is sponsored through a gift from
$11,000. "Towards a History of ADR: The Dispute the Coral Gables law firm of Dunwody, White
Efforts from faculty, Processing Continuum in Anglo-Saxon England & Landon.
students and law firm and Today" (1996, 11 Ohio State Journal on A Yale law graduate, Jones is a prolific
partners made this the Dispute Resolution). She is currently at work on a author and lecturer on the subject of evolution-
most successful fellow- negotiation textbook, Negotiating the 21st Century: ary analysis in law, which integrates behavioral
ship year on record. From Roundtable to Globalization. biology into the human behavioral models on
which law relies.
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN C OLLEGE OF LAW APRIL 9, 2001
(Announcements continued) Medical Ethics Workshop Acti ons
at least 12 credit hours. The Shands Hospital Ethics Advisory Committee Pending on
(2) Must have a co-signer who is "financially sta- is hosting an Ethics Workshop Thursday, May 17. Sands' Report
ble," not a student or spouse, and not retired, CGR Research Associate/Lecturer in Health Law &
semi-retired or unemployed. Policy Barbara Noah is helping coordinate the On Dive rsity
(3) Must be attending summer 2001 semester event. Topics will include compliance with advance Interim Dean Jon
at UF (no study abroad). directives, surrogate decision-making, and the con- Mills and other adminis-
(4) Must not have previously received this loan cept of medical futility. A limited number of law trators, faculty and
during the current academic year. students with an interest in medical ethics may student organizations are
Within one week of submitting a completed attend. For more information or to attend, see Noah reviewing the report on
request form, University Financial Services will (230 Bruton-Geer) as soon as possible. law school diversity pre-
mail a loan application to your local address as it is sented March 28th by
listed on ISIS. Completed applications must be Exit Counseling For May Grads outside consultant John
retumed to University Financial Services at S-107 Federal regulations require all student loan bor- Sands, former General
Criser Hall. See Financial Aid Director Trish rowers to complete exit counseling prior to com- Counsel of New York
Varnes in Student Affairs for details on how this mencement. You will not receive your diploma, City's Office of Labor
loan will affect your summer financial aid. final transcript, or other university services until Relations and an arbitra-
your exit counseling is completed. To conduct tor/mediator for 30 years.
'Babies & Bunnies' your Stafford/Direct Loan Exit Counseling, log onto "The report is helping
Bring a smile to a young child's face with the ISIS web site (www.ISIS.ufl.edu), select our faculty, staff and
"Babies and Bunnies." All types of infant supplies Financial Information, and choose Federal Direct students focus their
are needed for the children of Pleasant Place a Loan Counseling (exit). Once you have completed efforts as they plan our
home for teen moms and their babies. Collection is the interview process, you must print and sign the community's next steps,"
at the JMBA Office through Friday (April 13.) For signature page and retum it to the address listed for said Mills.
information and/or a list of specific items, visit the University Financial Services. Copies of the report
JMBA Office. Also, students who received Perkins and/or also were presented to
(Announcements continue page 6) W. George Allen '62 and
members of his commit-
Faculty Briefs, continued) and students will assist with logistics tee, which was organized
* Professor Lyrissa Lidsky was quot- and attend the sessions. to assist the law school in
ed in the Orlando Sentinel about recruiting and retaining
Internet privacy laws. Professors Kenneth Nunn, Joseph diversified faculty.
Little and Jeffrey Harrison and
CGR StaffAttorney Thomas Interim Dean Jon Mills were quoted Nunn
Ankersen traveled to Lima, Peru, Lidsky in The Gainesville Sun and/or
last week to attend a meeting of the Florida Alligator about the results
Latin American environmental law of consultant John Sands' diversity
grantees of the MacArthur study.
Foundation. Ankersen organized a
demonstration moot court competi- Professor ThomasLittle
tion among grantees, and also deliv- Ankersen otter was quoted e in
ered a lecture on intemational envi- th ano e e
ronmental dispute resolution to students and fac- about intellectual prop-
ulty at Universidad Catolica in Lima, Peru's erty rights for large cor-
largest private University. Ankersen and other Cotter porations.
Costa Rica Summer Law Program faculty are Professor Joseph Little was quoted Harrison
assisting the American Bar Association Natural in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Resources and Environment Section with the and Orlando Sentinel about voting
organization of a conference in San Jose, Costa and political power in elections.
and political power in elections.
Rica, entitled "Environment, Infrastructure and
Dispute Resolution in the Americas." The meet-
ing will coincide with the UF summer program, Mills
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLE GE OF LAW APRIL 9, 2001
* 1L LEXIS training For more events: www.law.ufl.edu/calendar
sessions are April 9-13.
* April 10-12 is your last April
chance for LEXIS 9 JLPP general board meeting, 5:20 6:20 11 Free Blood Pressure Checks, 12-3 p.m.,
Certification this p.m., 190A HOL Concourse
semester. Intermediate: Jessup International Moot Court PDP Legal Honor Society Social, 8 p.m.
aemester. Itermedat- Tryouts, 6 9:30 p.m., 283 HOL 12 Costa Rica Pre-Departure Meeting,
10:20 a.m., Tuesday- Toastmasters, 5 6 p.m., 190B HOL 12:40 p.m., 190A HOL
Thursday. Advanced: Leadership Training Session, 5:30 p.m., JMBA StaffAppreciation Reception,
1:50 p.m., Tuesday- Faculty Meeting Room 3 p.m., Faculty Meeting Room
Thursday. 10 Pre-Departure Meeting for students in Senior Social, 5 p.m., Cafeteria
* Don't forget to support non-UF summer law programs, 5 p.m., Pro Bono Banquet, 11:30 a.m., Faculty
your favorite LEXIS rep 292 HOL Meeting Room
during "Prepare to PAD Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 283 HOL BLSA Meeting, 12:40 p.m., 190 HOL
Practice" training, 10:20 APIL Elections, 5:30 p.m., 296 HOL Cariblaw, 12:40 p.m., 283 HOL
a.m., 11:30 a.m. and JMBA Meeting, 5:30 p.m., 290 HOL EASLS Meeting, 12:40 p.m., Bailey
12:40 p.m., April 17-24. Jessup International Moot Court Courtroom
Tryouts, Time TBA, Room 283 & Bailey Pro Bono Luncheon,11:30 a.m.-1 p.m,
Courtroom Faculty Dining Room
Law Review General Meeting, 6 7:30 13 APIL Meeting, 5:30 p.m., 350 HOL
FlaLaw is published p.m., 190 (Auditorium) Mandatory Job Fair Orientation
each week school is in Phi Delta Phi, 5:20 p.m., 190B HOL Meeting, 12:40 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
session to inform and
unite the law school (Announcements, continued) Final Days For Business Cards
community. Institutional Loan funds will be required to attend a The Duncan Fletcher Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta
Stan Huguenin, Director special exit interview in the University Financial Legal Fraternity International will sell business
of Communications. Services Office. Appointment times for these inter- cards to law students as a service on the
Editor: Debra Amirin, views will be mailed to students at their current concourse Thursday (April 12) and April 19. For
Associate Director of address as listed on ISIS. Failure to attend this ses- information: Michael Diggs, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communications. sion will prevent your diploma from being awarded.
Christine Williams, For information: University Financial Services' Pro Bono Banquet
Editorial Assistant. Debt Management Department, 392.0738. The Pro Bono Banquet for 2000-2001 is
Deadline: 10 a.m. Thursday (April 12), 11:30 a.m., Faculty Dining
Tuesday for the next Bar Exam Expense Loans Room.
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