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Table of Contents
    Student-alumni mentor program
        Page 1
    Mandatory pre-departure meeting
        Page 2
    Intellectual property conference draws key scholars
        Page 3
    'End of life' legal, ethical issues subject of May UF symposium
        Page 4
    Law school returns to USN and WR top tier
        Page 5
    Ask 'Jake'
        Page 6
    International law conference to explore Florida/Latin American connections
        Page 7
    Contracts tutor needed
        Page 8
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FLORIDA
Fredric G. Levin College of Law






Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 25 April 16, 2001



Insert Student-Alumni Mentor Program practicing lawyers who have experienced law school,
Third Special Issue The College of Law Mentor Program matches the Bar exam and the process of making career deci-
on Law School interested students with law school alumni who serve sions. Mentors are not responsible for finding stu-
Diversity as mentors and act as liaisons between the law dents jobs, but they can give advice and insights on
school experience and law practice. legal careers.
The program, coordinated through the Center for If you are interested, stop by Career Services and
Career Services, matches students and mentors who complete a mentor request form. They will attempt
share similar backgrounds and/or interests. The to match you with a mentor in the same geographical
program offers students unique perspectives from (Continuedpage 2)

Inside
S d ABA-Law Student Division Organizes Symposium
'End of Life' Legal,
Ethicallssues Gator Coaches Featured In Professional Development Event
Subject of May
So M If a law student organization decides "profes- Terry Nealy, symposium organizer and member
Symposium (4)
sional development" is a key objective in its annual of UF's LSD/ABA group, said "the national organi-
LatCrit Scholars To strategic plan, who better to discuss the topic than zation encourages us to create programming to ben-
Convene In two of the nation's outstanding college coaches? efit students in their professional development, and
Gainesville (6) As a result, Gator head basketball we're excited to be able to feature two outstanding,
International Law coach Billy Donovan and head volley- nationally recognized individuals who certainly are
Conferene Explores ball coach Mary Wise will be featured experts in the importance of teamwork."
Conference Explores .
speakers next Tuesday (April 24), as Nealy said in addition to Donovan
Florida/Latin
orida/Lain the school's chapter of the American and Wise, head Gator baseball coach
American
American Bar Association-Law Student Division Donovan Andy Lopez also has been asked to
Connections () holds an educational symposium on speak, but the fact the college baseball
the importance of teamwork in diverse season is now in progress may preclude
environments. this. Nealy reports that law school Lopez
The free session will begin at 7 Interim Dean Jon Mills and Corey
p.m. in the law school auditorium, and King, UF associate dean of students, will serve as
is open to all College of Law students, Wise program moderators.
faculty and administrators as well as The LSD/ABA nationally represents students
those same groups from throughout the entire UF enrolled in 183 ABA-accredited law schools in the
campus. U.S., and UF's chapter headed this year by
Teamwork is a growing trend in today's legal Angela Stewart is in the 5th Circuit, which
enviroment, according to Georgetown University includes Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi,
Law Center Dean Judy Areen, who wrote, "Until Tennessee and Puerto Rico. Nealy said the UF
now, most legal education has made you work group is in the top 10 in the country in terms of
entirely alone, and we think that is a 19th century membership, and "we're working hard to become
notion, with the lawyer going into the library wear- one of the pre-eminent ABA chapters in the nation."
ing his green eye shade and laboring late into the Additional information can be obtained from
night. In today's solutions-oriented legal market- Nealy at 335.1948, or LSDDelegate@aol.com.
place, the practice of law is much more interactive."

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(Announcements continued) Attention May 2001 Graduates
area you want to live in, and who practices in the Students graduating in May must fill out a senior
area of law you are most interested in. statistical data sheet from the Center for Career
Services. (Copies are in your mail folder in the
Mandatory Pre-Departure Meeting library and in the Career Services office). We need
Students participating in the Summer Law this information to help you find a job, if you don't
Program in Cape Town, South Africa, must attend a already have one, and to keep track of those who do
New M oot mandatory pre-departure meeting Thursday (April have jobs. This information will help us retain our
Cou rt Board 19), 12:40 p.m., 190A Holland Hall. Items to be dis- ranking as a top tier law school.
cussed include housing, travel, courses and Cape Students who do not already have a job should set
The Justice Campbell Town- and South Africa-related information. up an appointment with a career counselor when they
Thoal Moot Court drop off their senior statistical data sheet, and Career
Team's Board for Fall Medical Ethics Workshop May 17 Services staff will try to assist.
2001 Semester is: The Shands Hospital Ethics Advisory Committee
* Chair: Joe Fenella is hosting an Ethics Workshop Thursday, May 17. JTLP Writing Competition Results
* Vice Chair for CGR Research Associate/Lecturer in Health Law & The Journal ofTechnology Law & Policy has
Intramurals: Policy Barbara Noah is helping coordinate the invited the following students to join as a result of its
David Arizmendi event. Topics will include compliance with advance Spring 2001 Write-On Competition: Andrea R.
* Vice Chair for directives, surrogate decision-making, and the con- Preston, Benji Lenore Rust, Brian Dorn, Celia
Intermurals: cept of medical futility. A limited number of law stu- Suzanne Hollifield, Hunter A. Biederman, Julie
Jon Gatto dents with an interest in medical ethics may attend. Ann Siefkas, Kendra A. Hinton, Lauren C.
* Vice Chair for For more information or to attend, see Noah (230 Heatwole, Milissa Wilson and Peter A. Chiabotti.
Administration: Bruton-Geer) as soon as possible. Second-, third- and fourth-semester students inter-
Jamie Rodriguez
* ViceChairfor Law Students in International Competition
Special Events:
Andrea Eddings A five-member law school team was in Vienna,
* Vice Chair for Austria, last week (April 6 -13) for the Eighth Annual
Publicity: Willem C. Vis Intemational Commercial Arbitration
Robert Thornburg Moot (ICAM).
* Vice Chair for UF participants in the competition, designed to
Education: foster the study of intemational commercial law and
Scott Sausser arbitration in business disputes, were chosen based on
* General Vice Chairs: briefs and oral arguments conducted in conjunction
Jason Gonzalez and with a one-year independent study course supervised Professor Thomas Hurst, Interim Dean Jon Mills
John Edmonds by Professor Thomas Hurst. This is the third year UF and Associate Dean Michael Seigel (from left, back
students participated in the event. row), join students Heinrich Izaquirre, Stan
"The competition was rewarding for our students," Galewski, Stacy Borisov, Nonna Crane and Richard
said Hurst, the team's advisor. "It gives them an Mockler before their international competition.
opportunity to compete against students, and argue
before judges, trained in legal systems quite different from our own. This is invaluable for students plan-
ning a career in intemational commercial law."
During the competition, UF law students faced teams from 94 universities representing 31 different
countries. Participating U.S. universities, in addition to UF, include Brigham Young, Columbia, Cornell,
Loyola, Harvard and Rutgers.
Participating schools from abroad included Universit d' Aix-Marseille III (France), Albert-Ludwigs-
University (Germany), Ankara University (Turkey), University of Maastricht (Netherlands), and Mari State
University (Russia).
The Vis ICAM is sponsored by the American Arbitration Association, the Intemational Arbitral Centre
of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the International
Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the United Nations Commission on
Intemational Trade Law, and the University of Vienna (Austria) Faculty of Law.

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLE GE OF LAW APRIL 16, 2001




Intellectual Property Conference Draws Key Scholars Westlaw
Scholars from a variety of disciplines Training
gathered here in late March for a symposium t Westlaw summer
on Intellectual Property, Development and training starts
Human Rights. Among participants (from Wednesday (April 18).
left of center) and their universities werer Summer Associate
Rosemary Coombe, York; Michael Rustad, Training: Wednesday,
Suffolk; Susan Sell, George Washington; 1:50 p.m.; Thursday,
UF's Professor Tom Cotter, IP Program 9:10 a.m. and 4:10 p.m.
Director and conference coordinator; Judicial Clerkship:
Evelyne Cudel, Michigan State; James Wednesday, 3 p.m.;
Gathii, Rutgers Graduate School of Friday, 9:10 a.m.
Management/Albany Law School; and Classes held in
Shubha Ghosh, State University of New York. Cotter said the symposium funded by the law school Bruton-Geer lab. (Sign-
and the Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik Intellectual Property Fund featured discussions on legal, up sheets outside lab.) If
economic and ethical issues surrounding topics such as the patenting ofAIDS drugs in developing coun- you have completed
tries and IP protection for indigenous knowledge. Papers presented at the symposium will be published in Westlaw Certificate
Florida International Law Journal and Florida Law Review. Training and haven't
received your certificate,
(Announcements continued) to Career Services as soon as possible. (First-come, see a student representa-
ested in participating in summer or fall write-on first-served.) Career Services will forward your tive in the lab.
competitions can find more information on the JTLP resume to the firm and let you know how to finalize
Web site: http://grove.ufl.edu -techlaw. arrangements. When slots for each firm are filled, it
will be noted on the board outside Career Services.
Renew Parking Decals
Parking decals expire May 1. Decals will be sold Externship Deadline Friday
outside the Dean's Suite, second floor of Holland 1. The City of Jacksonville Office of the General
Hall, Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday, April 25, Counsel has openings for summer extems. These
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Commuter decals cost $84 for the are unpaid, 6-credit positions in municipal law.
year and $42 for a semester. Avoid the lines in the Students with at least a 2.8 GPA preferred. Donate Books,
fall and get a semester free by purchasing an annual Interested students should submit a resume, cover
decal now. letter and transcript to Nancy Hanewicz in
Florida Law Review and
Career Services by Friday (April 20).
Summer "Shadowing" Available 2. S e all eesip psiis ay be av e BLSA are sponsoring a
Career Services is sponsoring a pilot project with in the Eighth Judicial Circuit Family Law used/out-of-print textbook
four firms in Florida who have agreed to allow one ivision. Students wr as icial ls and and study aid drive for law
student to "shadow" its attomeys for two-to-three recive credit. Applications a available in students at the University of
weeks, July 19 to Aug. 20. Students will not be Center cei s et a ailale in te Liberia, West Africa, under
compensated, but the experience and networking aad e accee supervision of Federal
opportunity will be valuable. Participating firms: on a rollig basis until Friday. See Hanewicz for Magistrate (and adjunct pro-
1. A large law firm, whose Tallahassee office is par- information. fessor) William Wagner.
ticipating. The firm practices in areas such as Collection boxes are in the
banking and corporate and governmental affairs. mXIL Counse.ing ror ivay Grads Law Review office and out-
banking and corporate and govemmental affairs.
2. A medium-sized Tampa firm specializing in all Federal regulations require student loan borrow- side the Student
ers to complete exit counseling prior to commence- Organizations Office.
SA sma mi i pecialiing in c ment. You will not receive your diploma, final Students are encouraged to
litigation. transcript, or other university services until your bring in textbooks/study aids
litigation. exit counseling is completed. To conduct your until the last day of finals.
4. A small Ft. Lauderdale firm specializing in real Stafford/Direct Loan Exit Counseling, log onto the For information: BLSA,
estate law. ISIS web site (www.ISIS. ufl.edu), select Financial blsa@grove.ufl.edu.
To apply, bring your resume with the city of Information, and choose Federal Direct Loan
the firm written in pencil in the top right comer (Announcements continue page 5)
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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLE GE OF LAW APRIL 16, 2001




'End of Life'
Legal, Ethical
Issues Subject Faculty Publication Rate Up 40%
Sof uleay UF Associate Dean for Faculty Development
o m os uChristopher Slobogin reports -according to
S p os i um results of an informal survey on faculty publication
National medical and rates law school faculty have become consider-
academic experts will ably more productive in the past six years or so.
convene here May 17-18, According to Slobogin, a conservative estimate of a
to discuss legal and ethi- the per capita publication of books, articles and
cal issues that arise at the chapters for the year 2000 was 1.10 (i.e., more than
end of life. one publication per faculty member for that year).
"Compassionate Care This is almost a 40 percent increase over the Employees Cele br ate 1 05
at the End of Life," a college's best annual per capita publication rate Years of Service
symposium for legal and through the year 1995, the last year in which such
healthcare professionals, numbers were available prior to 2000. The per USPS employees were honored by Interim
will be held at the UF capita publication rate in 1994 was .81, and the Dean Jon Mills (back row) at a Service Pin
Hotel and Conference average per capita rate between 1989 to 1995 Ceremony (April 5) for their combined total of
Hotel ana LConference average per capita rate between 1989 to 1995 1o
Center, and is sponsored was .66. 105 years of service. Honorees (from left) were
by the Holland & Knight Slobogin also announced that during the latter Charlotte Porter, Willeane Nazworth,
Institute, Project GRACE seven-year period, there were 29 articles published Marilyn Henderson, Ellen Robinson, Patti
(Guidelines for in a "top-40 law review" (as defined by the Williams, Jon Martin, Fran Morton and
Resuscitation and Care at Chicago-Kent Faculty Scholarship Survey), or Betty Donaldson (not pictured).
the End of Life) and roughly four per year, while faculty members in
UF's Center for 2000 alone published at least 10 articles in those in Palm Beach Daily Business
Govenmmental types ofjournals. Review about couples who represent
Responsibility. themselves in divorce cases.
The law school's Faculty In The Spotlight Professor Danaya Wright was
Barbara Noah, Research Information as provided by faculty and staff and by regular quoted in The Industry Standard
Associate in Health Law searches ofnews media story reports. about telecom companies and liabil- Schrieber
and Policy, will serve as Professor Lyrissa Lidsky has been selected to ity for wrongfully installed cables.
conference moderator. receive a University of Florida Professor Christopher Slobogin
For more information: esearc Fondation treeyear commented on TV Channel 5 News
Research Foundation three-year
http://www. law. ufl. edu professorship award.on the use of force to apprehend
newsreleases010409. professorship award.
news/rele. Professor Juan Perea will be a thieves, in connection with the
shtml, or contact Kathy P Jabar Gaffney case. His article, "An Wright
Crosby, Institute project Visiting Professor at Harvard Law
Crosby, Institute projec School during Spring 2002. He has Lidsky Empirically-Based Comparison of
manager, 813.2276381 cmpleted a bookchapter,"Fulfilling American and European
kcrosby@hklaw.com. Manifest Destiny: Conquest, Race, Approaches to Regulation of Police
and the Insular Cases," that soon will Investigation," was accepted by the
appear in Foreign in a Domestic Michigan Journal of International
Sense (Christina Bumett & Burke Law.So
Marshall, eds.) (Duke U. Press a Professor Jonathan Cohen has two ogi
2001).era publications forthcoming this
Associate Dean Michael Friel and spring: "When People are the
Interim Dean Jon Mills were quoted Means: Negotiating with Respect,"
in The Gainesville Sun and Florida in the Georgetown Journal of Legal
Alligator about the Graduate Tax Ethics, and a book review, "Holistic
Program ranking second in the Lawyering: 'Transforming Cohen
nation. Friel Practices' Advances Dialogue on Spirtuality in
Clinical Professor Peggy Schrieber was quoted Law Practice" in Dispute Resolution Magazine.

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW APRIL 16, 2001



Law School Returns To USN&WR Top Tier LEXIS News
First-semester students
After a one-year absence evidently caused in tors agree with the Law School Admission must turn in their
part by measurements in two categories, the Council, which is quoted as saying it is wary ofh L
search exam from Legal
Fredric G. Levin College of Law retums to a top the magazine's "arbitrary" annual rankings Research and Writing
tier ranking for 2001 by U.S. News & World because "not all of a prospective student's con- training by Friday
training by Friday
Report. cems (about a law school) such as breadth of (April 20). Exams can
(April 20). Exams can
"We feel good about retuming to curriculum, extemship options,
be left on the LEXIS
the top tier (47th of 174 law schools quality of teaching and diversity" i
desk m the lab where
accredited by the American Bar are considered.
Association)," noted Interim Dean "I share a lot of feelings students trained.
Jon Mills. "We actually expect to expressed by LSAC," Mills said. Everyone who returns
continue to climb higher, and to meet "There are fine law schools not their exam will be
our goal of being one of the top 10 ranked, plus prospective law stu- entered into a drawing
public law schools in the U.S." dents need to be encouraged to for a prize.
The law school's Graduate Tax consider their own interests, goals All students who want
program continued to be ranked num- and priorities when applying to a access to LEXIS during
ber two. Complete rankings and details can be school." the summer must
found at www.usnews.com, but highlights of the USN&WR rankings are based on a weighted request it. Information
UF rating included improvement in student/faculty average of "12 measures of quality," including a is at www.Lexis.com/
ratio and percent of students employed nine school's reputation as determined by surveys con- lawschool.
months after graduation two categories in ducted by Market Facts, Inc., of law school deans Prepare to Practice
which the school received lower scores in 2000. and faculty members, lawyers, hiring partners and Training is April 17-
Mills said he and other law school administra- senior judges. 24. LEXIS representa-
tive assignments are:
April 17 Tammara
(Announcements continued) at UF (no study abroad). April 17 Tammara
Davy, April 18 Dawn
Counseling (exit). Once you have completed the (4) Must not have previously received this loan Davy, April 18 Dawn
Henrichon, April 23 -
interview process, you must print and sign the sig- during the current academic year. April 2
nature page and retum it to the address listed for Within a week of submitting a completed request se ad
University Financial Services. form, University Financial Services will mail a loan avid Prithett.
Also, students who received Perkins and/or application to your local address as listed on ISIS. Training times are
Institutional Loan funds will be required to attend a Applications must be retumed to University 10:20 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
special exit interview in the University Financial Financial Services at S-107 Criser Hall. See and 12:40 p.m..
Services Office. Appointment times for these inter- Financial Aid Director Trish Varnes in Student (Training also available
views will be mailed to students at their current Affairs for how this loan will affect summer aid. on "unassigned" days.)
address as listed on ISIS. Failure to attend this ses-
sion will prevent your diploma from being awarded. Bar Exam Expense Loans
For information: University Financial Services' Private loan companies will make Bar Exam
Debt Management Department, 392.0738. loans to students in their final year of law school for
a student's living expenses while studying for the
Apply by Friday for Long Term Bar, Bar prep classes and other Bar-related expens-
Emergency Loans es. You may borrow from as little as $500 to as
Application request forms for spring Lewis much as $8,000. For information: Financial Aid
Memorial Long Term Emergency Loans ($500) are Director Trish Varnes in Student Affairs
available in Student Affairs and will be accepted (trishvarnes@sfa.ufl.edu, 392.0421), or the lenders
through Friday (April 20). Eligibility requirements: directly at
(1) Must have at least a 2.00 GPA and registered *Access Group (800.282.1550,
for at least 12 credit hours. www.Accessgroup.org),
(2) Must have a co-signer who is "financially Key Education Resources (800 539.5363,
stable," not a student or spouse, and not retired, www.Key.com/educate/grad)
semi-retired or unemployed. LawLoans (800.984.0190, www.Salliemae.com).
(3) Must be attending summer 2001 semester
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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW APRIL 16, 2001




Ask "Jake" LatCrit Scholars To Convene In Gainesville
The "Jake" (Jointly
Administered Intemational scholars and others interested in become an integral part of efforts to further study

Knowledge Latin Critical Race Theory will gather here April race and race relations within legal contexts."
Environment) database 26 29 for the Sixth Annual LatCrit Conference to The event opens the 26th, with an evening
ps answer t us be held at the UF Hotel & Conference reception followed by a roundtable discussion on
helps answer the ques-
tion: "In what online Center/Doubletree. "Encountering Latin America: Exploring the
services licensed by UF "Latinas/os and the Americas: Parameters and Relevance of LatCrit Theory In
Libraries is full text for Centering North-South and Through a Regional Rotation." Moderator will
a particular joumal Frameworks in LatCrit Theory" is be Professor Frank Valds of the University of
available?" Go to theme of the event, sponsored by Miami and an expert on critical race theory.
www.uflib.ufl.edujake the College of Law, Center for the Joe Feagin, UF graduate research professor
and type the title of the Study of Race and Race Relations, and an expert in racial and ethnic relations, will
joumal you want in the Center for Hispanic & Caribbean Malavet present the keynote dinner address.
search query box. Press Legal Studies (University of Miami Highlights on the 27th include two plenary
the "Search" button. School of Law), and Florida Law Review. panels, and a keynote luncheon address by
"Jake" will then list the The conference will focus on a relatively new Boaventura de Sousa Santos, noted Portuguese
sources where full-text development in legal studies that promotes critical sociologist who has written extensively on global-
articles of this joumal assessment of historical and current legal issues ization issues and is a professor at the University
can be found. (Not all centered on race and racial relations. of Coimbra (Portugal), School of Economics,
databases are currently "LatCrit theory was initiated at a colloquium of Department of Sociology. Santos has taught in
a part of "Jake." law professors during the 1995 Annual Meeting of Brazil, England, Mexico, Spain and the U.S.
Coverage information the Hispanic National Bar Association," said UF For additional information, visit the LatCrit
can be found at the Assistant Professor of Law Pedro Malavet, a con- Web site at www.latcrit.org or contact Malavet at
Web address above.) ference coordinator. "This annual conference has 352.392.9586 orMalavet@law.ufl.edu.
- Christopher
Vallandingham,
Reference CSRRR Co-Sponsors
Librarian, African Conference... i-
Legal Information Assistant Dean Rahim Reed
Center (front row, second from right),
director of the law school's Center
for the Study of Race and Race
Relations, and Professor Winston
Last Day For Nagan (middle row, far right), were
Business Cards among those attending the
The Duncan Gwendolyn M. Carter Lectures
Fletcher Chapter of Pi Conference on Govemance and
Alpha Delta Legal Higher Education in Africa held in
Gainesville in late March. A num-
Fratemity Intemational
will sel business cards ber of higher education officials
Sfrom various institutions and several
to law students as a
service on the African universities were represent-
concourse Thursday ed. The Center for African Studies, directed by Dr. Michael Chege (front row, third from right) and the
(April 19). For infor- law school's CSRRR co-sponsored the event. The Carter Lectures on Africa were established in 1986 to
(April 19). For afor-
mation: Michael honor Professor Gwendolyn Carter's work on the politics of inequality in Southem Africa and her
efforts to foster African Studies spanning four decades. Others attending included Wolde-Ab Yisak,
Diggs, serion@ufl.edu.
president of the University of Asmara, Eritrea; Daniel Mkude, chief administrative officer, University
of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; P.J.M. Ssebuwufu, vice chancellor, Makerere University, Uganda, Marcus
Balintulo, rector and vice chancellor, Cape Technikon, South Africa; and Walter Smith, former presi-
dent of Florida A & M University and a retired professor of education at UF.


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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN C OLLE GE OF LAW APRIL 16, 2001




International Law Conference To Explore Student Open
House Draws
Florida/Latin American Connections 200-Plus
More than 200 admitted
A host of intemational attomeys, trade law Police; Kathy-Ann Brown, legal advisor, students, family members
specialists, Florida business leaders, and key Geneva, Switzerland; Adrian Makuc, Director and friends attended an
govemment and private sector representatives of National Foreign Trade Policy, Argentina; Open House at the law
will gather April 23 for the 2nd Annual Legal & Jos Raul Gaviao de Almeida, judge and school April 7.
Policy Issues in the Americas Conference at the adjunct professor, University of Sao Paulo law The event featured panel
University of Florida Hotel and Conference school; Loretta Ortiz Ahlf, Universidad discussions with Associate
Center/Doubletree. Iberoamericana, Mexico; and Maria Antonieta Dean for Students Gail
Participants in the conference Saenz Elizondo, Dean, Faculty of Law, Sasnett, Financial Aid
"Intemational Litigation, Trade Negotiations, University of Costa Rica. Director Trish Varnes, and
Financial Crimes & Legal Education" will Participants based in the U.S. include David Career Services Assistant
examine legal and policy issues affecting Epstein, Director, Office of Foreign Litigation, Director Karla Cameron.
Florida and Latin America, and work to develop U.S. Department of Justice; Adolfo E. Jimnez, A acult/student ane
included Dean Patrick
opportunities for collaborations in business, Holland & Knight of Miami; Kenneth H. n P Jf
Shannon, Professor Jeff
education and govemment venues. The event is MacKay, former Special Envoy for the es r
Davis, James McDonald,
sponsored by the College of Law, Center for Americas, Office of the U.S. President, and for- 3L, and Shelb Da,
Intemational Business Education and Research, mer Florida Govemor; Javier Mancera, Trade 2LW.
Warrington College of Business and Florida Director, Embassy of Mexico, Washington, DC; Participants were treated
Journal ofInternational Law. and Manny A. Mencia, Vice President, to a barbeque, student orga-
"Latin America is a rapidly Intemational Trade & Business nizational fair and student
growing economic entity," said Development, Enterprise Florida. tours conducted by Phi
Interim Dean Jon Mills. "This con- UF participants will include Alpha Delta, and all
ference is an important part of the Michael W. Gordon and Fletcher received tickets to the
University's efforts to promote and N. Baldwin, Jr., both Chesterfield Orange and Blue Spring
maintain strong ties with that area Mills Smith Professors of Law; Stephen Gordon Football Game.
- not just for the benefit of our school, but for J. Powell, Director, Intemational "The day was truly
all of Florida." Trade Programs; Terry L. McCoy, enlightening and students
The conference begins with welcoming Director, Latin American Business were impressed with its
remarks by Mills and Dennis Jett, who heads Environment Program, Center for 'comfortable, almost famil-
the Center for Intemational Business Education Latin American Studies, ial' atmosphere," said
and Research, and is a retired U.S. ambassador. Warrington College of Business; Baldwin Director of Admissions &
Sessions on "Intemational Litigation in the and Dr. Carol Taylor West, Special Programs
Americas," "Organized Crime and Money Professor and Chairperson, Shandrea Williams.
Laundering in the Americas," "What Economic Economics Department, and Assistant Dean for
Integration in the Hemisphere Means to Florida Director of the Forecasting Admissions Michael
Industries: Now and in 2005," and "Educating Program of the Bureau of Patrick, Williams and
Admissions Office staff
to Meet the Demands of Florida Business and Economic and Business Research, Powell t ,
S 11organized the event, held
Law Schools" will follow. Warrington College of Business.ach year for students
each year for students
Intemational participants include Professor Registration information is available by con- a t t
admitted to the college but
Daniela Vargas, School of Law, Pontifical tacting JoAnn Klein, Development Director at not yet enrolled.
Catholic University of Rio De Janeiro; Carlos the Center for Govemmental Responsibility, at "Dean Patrick and I
Loperena, Mexico; Alan Lambert, Caribbean 352.392.2237 or Klein@lawl.ufl.edu. thank all those who partici-
financial crimes expert and advisor to the pated in this event," said
Trinidad govemment; George Millard, Chief of Williams.
Police, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Peter M. German,
Superintendent, Royal Canadian Mounted


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Contracts
Tutor Needed For more events: www.law.ufl.edu/calendar
Professor Jeffrey April EASLS, 12:40 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
Davis is accepting appli- 16 Toastmasters, 5 6 p.m., 190B HOL 20 Faculty Enrichment, Erwin
cations from students who 17 BLSA Elections, 6:30 p.m, Faculty Chemerinsky, 11:30 a.m., Faculty
would like to be a Meeting Room Meeting Room
Contracts tutor in Fall Honor Committee, 6:30 p.m., 350 HOL 23 Second Annual "Legal and Policy Issues
2001. Interested students Trial Tea, 6:30 m., 292 HOL in the Americas" Conference, UF Hotel
ed Trial Team, 6:30 p.m, 29 HOL & Conference Center
who received at least a JMBA, 5:30 p.m, 290 HOL JLPP General Board Meeting,
B+ in Contracts should 18 SALSA, Elections of Officers, 5:20 6:20 p.m., 190A HOL
drop off a resume to 347 5:20 p.m., 296 HOL Toastmasters, 5- 6 p.m., 190B HOL
Holland Hall. 19 South Africa Pre-Departure Meeting, 24 ABA/LSD Teamwork Symposium with
12:40 p.m., 190A HOL UF Coaches, 7 p.m., 190 (Auditorium)
*APIL, 5:30 6:30 p.m., 290 HOL







FlaLaw is published
each week school is in
session to inform and
unite the law school
community.
Stan Huguenin, Director
of Communications.
Editor: Debra Amirin,
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Christine Williams,
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Deadline: 10a.m. Key Private, Governmental Environmentalists
Tuesdayforthenext Featured at Annual Law Conference
week's newsletter. Fifty participants from national and state environmental law firms, govemment agencies, colleges,
E-mail news to private companies and environmental groups were featured at the law school's Seventh Annual Public
flalaw@law. uf. edu, Interest Environmental Conference March 22-24.
or bring a disk Among speakers at one of the panels, "Ethical Advocates' Boot Camp," were (from left) Laurie
(PC format, text in Macdonald, Florida Director of Defenders of Wildlife; David Schwartz, Assistant Alachua County
WordPerfect or Word, Attomey; and Gary Appelson, Caribbean Conservation Corporation Advocacy Coordinator.
including author's Professor Alyson Flournoy, Director of the law school's Environmental & Land Use Law Program,
name and contact notes that "panels such as this created an educational and entertaining forum in which lawyers and non-
information), to lawyer scientists and activists leamed nuts-and-bolts skills to use in lobbying decision-makers and deal-
Communications, 288 ing with the media." Floumoy complimented student members of the law school's Environmental and
Holland Hall. (Submit Land Use Society for organizing this year's event, including conference Co-Chairmen Matt Hicks and
news for the student David Migut, and cited Providance Nagy and Kelly Samek for working with Schwartz to develop the
newsletter, The Docket, advocacy panel.
to John Marshall Bar Featured speakers included John Henry Hankinson, immediate past Region IV Environmental
Association.) Protection Agency Administrator; Mary Doyle, immediate past U.S. Department of Interior Deputy
Assistant Secretary; and Herb Hiller, Floridian and long-time travel writer.

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