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Former Florida governor and U.S. special envoy MacKay ('61) honored for contributions to hemispheric advances
Davis, McDonald named professor, student of the year
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Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 27 May 21, 2001
Inside Former Florida Governor and U.S. Special Envoy MacKay ('61)
SJ N Honored for Contributions to Hemispheric Advancement
Professor, Student of Former Florida govemor and special presidential
the Year (2) envoy Kenneth H. "Buddy" MacKay recently was
honored for contributions made to advancement of
Law Employees, Westem Hemisphere development and human rights.
Departments MacKay's legal and public service accomplish-
Honored (3) ments at the state and national level were recognized
Steel, Hector & at the second annual Legal & Policy Issues in the
Davis Sends ICAM Americas Conference sponsored by the College of
Team to Vienna (4) Law, Warrington College of Business and its Center
for Intemational Business Education and Research,
and the Florida Journal of nternational Law. Last
year's honoree was Raul E. Valdes-Fauli, a prominent
Cuban-American attomey based in Miami.
"As special envoy to the Americas, Buddy Among those honoring former Gov. Buddy MacKay
MacKay coordinated and formulated hemispheric (center) at the Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas
policy, working closely with the National Security Conference were Loretta Ortiz Ahlf, law dean at
c working o the National no u a the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico; Interim Dean
Council, the National Economic Council and the
Coun, the National Economie C lJ and on Mills; Daniela Trejos Vargas, law professor at
U.S. State Department to promote integration, under- Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janiero (PUC-
standing of trade issues, and the strengthening of RIO), Brazil; and Jose Raul Gaviao de Almeida, district
democracies, security and human rights within the judge, State of Sao Paulo Court of Justice, and law pro-
Westem Hemisphere," said law school Interim Dean fessor at University of Sao Paulo School of Law, Brazil.
Check out our Jon Mills.
"In addition, he is an exhaustive public servant,
freehaving served Florida as govemor, lieuenan goveor, 1994's Summit of the Americas. He was swom in as
Referral and Book U.S. representative and state senator and representative govemor upon the death of incumbent Lawton Chiles
Exchange services, working to build Florida into a true 'Gateway to the and served the remainder of Chiles' term.
publications and Americas,"' Mills continued. "We are pleased and MacKay also served three terms in the U.S.
information on the proud to honor this distinguished UF alumnus, a man House of Representatives, where he was a member of
College of Law of selfless dedication to public service." the Foreign Relations Committee and Drug Oversight
MacKay was appointed by former President Bill Subcommittee. He served in Florida's Senate from
Web site: Clinton as U.S. special envoy to the Americas in 1974 to 1980, and the Florida House of
www.law.ufl.edu. March 1999, only the second person to hold the post. Representatives from 1968 to 1974.
During his tenure, he traveled to 27 countries in the After receiving his bachelor's degree in business
Americas and 19 U.S. cities to promote hemispheric administration from the University of Florida in
integration and to improve understanding of issues 1954, MacKay served as a pilot in the U.S. Air
such as the Free Trade Area of the Americas and the Force. Upon his discharge, he retumed to UF to
North American Free Trade Agreement. While serv- obtain a law degree, graduating in 1961.
ing as lieutenant govemor (1990 -1998), MacKay A third-generation native of Ocala, MacKay and
was instrumental in managing Florida's role in the his wife, Anne Selph MacKay, have four sons.
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW MAY 21, 2001
Davis, McDonald Named Professor, Student of the Year
By Christina D 'Elosua, Student Editorial Assistant He was active in many organizations, including
Library News Professor of Law Jeffrey Davis and JMBA, ABA, Trial Team and the Black Law
During the past five spring 2001 graduate James McDonald Students Association.
months, Pam Williams have been named Levin College of Law Davis, a member of the faculty since 1981, is an
and I have been working Professor and Student of the Year, expert on Bankruptcy, teaches Contract Law, and
on a guide to Internet respectively, by the John Marshall Bar serves on the Executive Council for the Florida Bar
resources and databases. Association. Davis Business Law Section and the American Bar
Some are paid for by the Richard Mockler, immediate past Association Committee on Consumer Financial
College of Law and UF JMBA president, reports the winners Services.
libraries. Others are freely were elected by vote of the law student "This means a great deal to me, and I am grate-
available on the Internet. body from among five professorial and ful to the students who nominated me. I love being
There is a subject guide six student nominees. a professor, and the students are the best part,"
which currently has links Professor finalists were Davis, McDonald Davis said.
and other information on Theresa Rambo, David T. Smith, Professor of the Year selection begins with stu-
19 different legal topics. Mary Twitchell and Winton Williams. Davis was dents nominating professors based on scholarship
Also included are legal nominated by several students, and was noted for and publication, teaching and commitment to the
reference sites, Florida and his "commitment to genuinely teaching students student body. Five of those nominated appeared on
federal legal resources, both the policy behind the law and application of the JMBA general election ballot.
links to the statutes of 50 the law to which no others compare." Mockler said. Student of the Year selection is based on five
states, and information "Students love him because he is simply a wonder- criteria: academics, co-curricular accomplishments,
about periodical databases. ful teacher." extra-curricular accomplishments, extra-curricular
Don't forget to check Student finalists were McDonald, John participation, community service, and leadership.
out the "Non-legal Gregory, Scott Kees, Brian Koch, Samantha Nominations from the entire student body allow
Resources" to find online Schosber and Terry Nealy. "I am very pleased to everyone the chance to participate. Each nominee
calculators, use general have been selected Student of the Year. All of the was then invited to submit a resume and statement
encyclopedias, access candidates were just as deserving," McDonald said. supporting their nomination.
medical and scientific
information, look at maps,
andmuchmore. Top UF Honors for Law Publications
For now, go to
http://ic. aw. ufl. edu/ The Levin College of Law eamed two first place College of Law 2000-2001 Prospectus, and UF's
~valland/portal.htm to find honors in the University of Florida's second annual "Top Brochure" was the Graduate Tax Catalog. Both
the main page. Once we Golden Gator Awards Program, with results were produced by Associate Director of
finish the project, I will announced in late April. The program recognizes Communications Debra Amirin, under direction of
place a link on the main outstanding public relations programs, publications Communications Office Director Stan Huguenin,
library page and communication tools by UF colleges, schools with the Prospectus for use by Assistant Dean for
- Christopher and communicators statewide. Admissions Michael Patrick, and the Tax Catalog
Vallandingham, Judges announced UF's "Top Book" was the for use by Associate Dean and Graduate Tax
Reference Librarian, Program Director Michael Friel.
Legal nfo ation Other award winners came from the UF Health
Science Center, Institute of Food and Agricultual
Sciences, Shands and UF's News & Public Affairs.
There were more than 100 total entries, judged by
The law school also won two first-place awards in
last year's Golden Gators (for weekly FlaLaw
newsletter and a student recruitment brochure), and
an Award of Distinction for the Environmental &
Land Use Law catalog.
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW MAY 21, 2001
We Sadly Note
Program Assistant Ann
Burns passed away May 8,
peacefully and with her
family attending. She is
survived by four children,
seven grandchildren and
Departments honored for superlative efforts during fond memories by all who
2000-2001 at last week's Spring Fling were knew her.
Admissions (top left), Dean's Administrative,
Communications, Career Services (left) and Fiscal.
New LAW, Trial
The Law Association
for Women and Trial Team
held elections in April and
Marie Wolfe Theola Thornton named new officers:
Employees of the Month LAW's newPresident,
Secretary Marie Wolfe, Legal Information Dawn Henrichon; First
Center (left), and senior secretary Theola VP, Lisa Davis Second
Law Employees, Offices Honored Thornton, Admissions, were named May VP, Mauri Hawkins;
The May Employees of the Month and the Employees of the Month, and presented with Secretary, Pamela Jo
Admissions, Career Services and Communications flowers, plaques and lunch certificates. Hatley; and Treasurer,
Departments and Dean's Administrative and Fiscal "We named two Employees of th Month Cherie Lang.
staff were honored last week at a "Spring Fling" for May because of th large numbers of sub- Trial Team officers for
BBQ on the south lawn. Nearly 90 law school missions we received for these two outstand- Fall are: President, Mike
employees and faculty were in attendance. ing people. Marie has performd the work of Pike; and Vice
In addition to the awards ceremony, a highlight two people in the library in recent difficult Presidents,
of the event was an optional but popular -tims, and Theola has done a trrifi job for Administrative Affairs,
"Widget Exchange." Unusual items, not fully busy Admissions Office," Harley Brook; Alumni
appreciated by their owners, were brought and said Associate Dean Michael Seigeso Affairs, Lisa Rosenthal;
exchanged for the more desirable widgets of others. Member Education, Kim
The event was organized by Committee Chair The EOM program recognizes "unsung heroes" Madison and Nick
Iris Burke and members Julie Barnes, Debbie among law school USPS employees and substantially Zissimopulos;
Kelley, Sharon Rush, Robert Horn, Dennis full-time OPS employees. Joint or group nominations Intermural Competitions,
Calfee, Mae Clark and Gaylin Soponis. are welcome, and nominations should explain in
detail why the nominee is deserving of the award.
Traynham Joins Career Services Jose Izquierdo, Monica
Laura Y. Traynham has joined the degree from Tulane, and was Public Interest Williams and Natasha
Center for Career Services as Director Coordinator in the Professional Development
of Public Service and Pro Bono Office at Tulane Law School for three years. She Thomas
Programs. She has her undergraduate will be responsible for the Pro Bono Project, judi- Publici/Special Events,
degree in Anthropology from the cial clerkships, extemships and career counseling, Tony Sos.
University of New Orleans, and law Traynham including resume and cover letter review.
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN C OLLEGE OF LAW MAY 21, 2001
FlaLaw will be pub-
lished May 21, June For more events: www.law.ufl.edu/calendar
4, June 18 and
July 2 for summer May 25 Fees due
term. Regular weekly 18-22 Drop/Add using TeleGator & ISIS 28 Memorial Day, classes canceled
publication wi 21 Summer classes begin 30 Bar/Bri Summer Bar Review Course,
22 Class rolls fixed; fee liability attaches May 30 July 13, location TBA. Exam
resume August 20. for students held July 24-25.
Past issues of FlaLaw
(in full color) as well International Moot Court Team Competes in Vienna
as other law school
materials are posted A gift from the Miami law firm of Steel, Hector
at "Publications" 0n & Davis' Intemational Commercial Litigation &
College of Law ,eb Arbitration Department enabled an International
College of Law Web .
eg w Lawu ed Commercial Arbitration Moot Team (ICAM) to trav-
site: www.law.ufl.edu. el to Vienna, Austria, to participate in the Eighth
Annual Willem C. Vis Intemational Commercial
Arbitration Moot Court in April. This is only the
third time a UF team has participated.
The team prepared throughout the academic year, A -
writing both a Claimant's and Respondent's UF's ICAM team, only the third the law school has
Memorandum prior to oral arguments that took place sent to the international competition, placed 46th of
FlaLaw is published to over the course of a week in Vienna. The competi- 94 teams competing in Vienna.
inform and unite the tion topic dealt with Intemational Chamber of
law school community. Commerce arbitration jurisdiction, contract breach Steel, Hector & Davis has supported the ICAM
Stan Huguenin, Director due to intellectual property claims, and the remedies team in the past. The firm's donation this year, cou-
of Communications. of avoidance and mutual restitution. pled with law school funds, paid for registration
Editor: Debra Amirin, Team members Nonna Crane, Delsy Perez, fees, costs of mailing the memoranda, plane tickets,
Associate Director of Stacy Borisov, Miguel Suau, Heinrich Izaguirre, hotel and a student per diem stipend.
Communications. Richard Mockler and Alberto Acuna contributed Stacy Borisov, student coach for next year, is
Christine Williams, to the written memoranda. Crane, Perez, Borisov working with the student coach of next year's Jessup
Program Assistant. and Suau performed in the oral arguments. team, Brian Koch, to create a new combined
Deadline: 10 a.m. Additional students who contributed to the team in Intemational Moot Court Team. The Jessup team
Deane: 1 a leadership roles were Nicole Sherwood and Stanley participates annually in the Philip C. Jessup
Tuesday for the next Galewski. Professor Winston Nagan and his wife, Intemational Law Moot Court Competition and in
week's newsletter. Judith, attended as arbitrators. regional and national competitions in their respective
E-mail news to Ninety-four teams from 31 countries including countries. Winners from those competitions advance
firstname.lastname@example.org, Europe, America, Australia, India and Japan par- to international rounds held in Washington, D.C.
or bring a disk ticipated. UF was the only Florida school. Moot The proposed Intemational Moot Court would
(PC format, text in arbitrators also represented numerous countries and consist of 15-20 student team members, who will
WordPerfect or Word, a variety of legal backgrounds, including many inter- participate in four competitions annually ICAM,
including author's national contract law practitioners and professors. Jessup, and two dealing with human rights and envi-
name and contact The oral arguments in Vienna consisted of four ronmental law in intemational contexts. The team
information), to rounds, with only 16 teams making it past the first. will be a co-curricular activity, similar to Trial Team
Communications, 288 UF competed against participants from Lithuania, or Law Review, and members chosen on the basis of
Holland Hall. (Submit Germany, France and Croatia in the four arguments. writing and oral advocacy skills in the context of
news for the student UF's final ranking placed them 46th. intemational legal research and analysis.
newsletter, The Docket, Team faculty advisor and coach Professor For information about the ICAM team, next
to John Marshall Bar Thomas Hurst was very pleased and noted, "Our year's competition, or the Intemational Moot Court
Association.) team has done better each year thus far and I hope plans, contact Borisov at email@example.com.
and expect this trend will continue."