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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
Portion of title: Flalaw
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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: June 4, 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
    Browner speaks at graduation, Hawkins awarded honorary degree
        Page 1
    Inside the Law School
        Page 2
    Free counseling available
        Page 3
    Florida Bar passage rates, February 2001
        Page 4
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Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 28 June 4, 2001

Check out our Browner Speaks at Graduation, Hawkins Awarded Honorary Degree
free Roommate By Christina D 'Elosua, Student Editorial Assistant
Referral and Bookoommate
Referral andBook The Levin College of Law 2001 senior class of
Exchange services, z
Exchange ser 228 graduated May 19, marking the beginning of
publications and what some have waited for all their lives. Many will
information on the begin their careers as attomeys, while others continue
College of Law their education at UF.
Web site: Of the 201 students graduating with a Juris
www.law.ufl.edu. Doctorate, 25 graduated with high honors and 69
with honors. The LL.M. in Comparative Law was
awarded to 10, bringing to 73 the number of students
graduated since the Comparative Law Masters
Program began in 1994. The Graduate Tax Program
awarded 17 L.L.M in Taxation degrees, bringing the
total to 1,554 since the program began in 1975.
Carol Browner (UF '79), former Environmental
Protection Agency administrator, as the result of an
(Continued page 4)

More than 220 members of the spring graduating class
convened in the O'Connell Center May 19 (left) for the
last ceremony of their law school careers. The event was
followed by a reception in honor of Virgil Hawkins, as
members of his family and other dignitaries gathered
for the awarding of his honorary degree and unveiling
of an oil painting presented by Black Law Students
Association in his honor (bottom). At top, six of 10 stu-
dents graduating with an L.L.M. in Comparative Law
pose for one last picture. Above, former Environmental
Protection Agency administrator Carol Browner (UF
'79) talks with a graduate at a reception held for
Browner after her commencement address.




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SRichard Hamann, Associate in Law, ment tax bills on back pay payments associated
Center for Govemmental with a settlement. She was initially quoted on
Responsibility, is serving as chair of this issue in December, when it went to the
the Environmental and Land Use Supreme Court.
Law Section of The Florida Bar. The



SGator TeamChild Fellow Janella Clinical Professor Peggy Schrieber Free
Leibovitz spoke at the Lake County was quoted in the Miami Daily Counse ling
Bar Association Law Day Luncheon Business Review on "Do-it-Yourself Av a i lable
on Gator TeamChild and how the Divorces." F
program is helping children in com- Associate Professor Danaya Wright by l overwhelmed
munities F Associate Professor Danaya Wright by school, home or rela-
Leibovitz was quoted in The Industry Standard Schrieber tionships? Feelings of
Professor Joseph Little was quoted on a landowner class-action lawsuit anger, anxiety or depres-
in the Orlando Sentinel and Ft. against a subsidiary of Norfolk sion can prevent you from
Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel on con- Southern Railroad that is developing functioning at your best.
cerns among legal experts about microwave and fiber-optic ventures. We all encounter times
raising the bar for voters to make Professor David Hudson's article, when life situations engulf
changes to their constitution. He Little "Govenmmental Immunity and Wright our ability to cope. Stress
also was quoted in the National Law Taxation in Florida," is quoted in the can cause us to question
Journal on legislators pushing bills and constitu- Florida Supreme Court opinion of goals, decisions and our-
tional amendments to make it easier to remove the SebringAirportAuthority v. selves. Often concerns
justices from office or restrict their jurisdiction Mclntyre, 2001 WL 328117, decided sound small and trivial to
and budget, and Sun-Sentinel and Sentinel on April 5. others, but are devastating
Legislature leaders holding a "banned meeting" and debilitating to you,
and the separation of powers. Professor Paul J. Magnarella's Hudson and can leave you inca-
Professor Lyrissa Lidsky was quot- opinion piece, "Legal Clouds Over pable of functioning in
ed in tese South Boend lw une and investigate a midair collision and If this sounds familiar,
Gainesville Sun on awsuits ch al- detain the U.S. crew, was printed in there is help available.
lenging Internet anonymity. She also the Sun.
was quoted in the Florida Alligator Discussing your situation
regarding an anti-abortion Web site Lidsky Assistant Professor Jonathan Magnarella with a neutral party can
that encourages violence against Cohen was quoted in the Sun in help break the grip of cri-
doctors who perform the procedure. "Sorry: Chinese Translation accepts sis. The law school offers
responsibility," a study of apology in free, confidential, nonjudg-
SAssociate Dean and Graduate Tax resolving disputes comparing the mental counseling. E-mail
Program Director Mike Friel was Englsh and Chinese usage of the Cary Evans at
quoted in the Sun regarding the tax phrase "I'm sorry." cdmevans@juno.com or
program's second-place ranking Cohen contact Donna at the
above Stanford, Harvard and Yale Professor Sharon Rush's opinion Career Resource Center to
in U.S. News & WorldReport's rank- Friel piece, "It's Time to Tackle schedule an appointment.
ing of the country's top graduate Unconscious Racism," was printed
schools. in the Sun.
* Dean Jon Mills and Assistant Dean Associate Professor Pedro Malavet
for Admissions Michael Patrick was quoted in the Sun in Rush
were quoted in the Sun and Alligator "Preserving Handwritten Notary
on the law school's listing in the top Protocols Tell the Story of Colonial
tier and top 25 Most Racially Spain," an article on preservations
Diverse in U.S. News and World Mills of three centuries of handwritten
Report. Mills also was quoted in the history from Cuba.
Alligator on the role of new 10-member commu- Malavet
nity relations committee at the law school, and in *Professor Amy Mashburn was
the Orlando Sentinel in "One-Florida Plan Passes quoted in an Orlando Sentinel arti-
1 st Test; UF Picks Same Proportion of cle about the trial of Orlando Judge
Minorities." He was quoted in the Sun in Joe Baker.
"Hawkins to Receive Honorary Law Degree;
Honor Given Only in Special Cases." Mashburn



FlaLaw will be Florida Bar Passage Rates, February 2001
published June 18 (As provided by Florida Board of Bar Examiners for First-Time Takers)
and July 2 for sum-
merterm. Regular Public # Taking # Passing % Passing
mer term. Regular
weekly publication University of Florida 137 130 94.89
resumes August 20. Florida State University 31 25 80.64

Past issues of FlaLaw Private
(in full color) as well Florida Coastal 60 31 51.66
as other law school University of Miami 59 39 66.10
materials are posted Nova Southeastern 63 39 61.90
at "Publications" on St. Thomas 18 10 55.55
College of Law Web Stetson 81 61 75.30
site: www.law.ufl.edu. Non-Florida Law Schools 435 363 83.44

(Note: UF's Florida Bar Passage rate was 85.83 percent in February 1998,
87.59 percent in February 1999, and 80.62 percent in February 2000.)

(Graduation, continued) accepted the degree on his behalf. The honorary
invitation from Dean Jon Mills, spoke to graduates degree for Hawkins was first bestowed by UF itself
on the importance of public service. Browner in main campus graduation ceremonies held May 2.
FlaLaw is published to emphasized using legal skills to make the world a Following law school commencement, an oil paint-
inform and unite the better place. ing provided by the Black Law Students Association
law school community. Graduation took place at the Stephen C. of Hawkins, who died at age 81 in 1988, was
Stan Huguenin, Director O'Connell Center and was coordinated by the Office unveiled in the lobby of UF's Virgil Hawkins Law
of Communications. of Student Affairs. Clinic, which was dedicated to Hawkins in 1989.
Editor: Debra Amirin, "The ceremony was beautiful and moving," said "This is truly a tribute to Mr. Hawkins for the
Associate Director of Associate Dean Gail Sasnett. sacrifices he made to open the door for others," said
Communications. In addition to the 228 degrees awarded, the Levin Sasnett.
Christine Williams, College of Law also recognized the work of an indi- "His niece, Halle Williams, made the best
Program Assistant. vidual who made many sacrifices to further equality remark, that 'justice delayed is still justice,"' said

Deadline: 10 a.m. of UF's legal education. law school Assistant Dean and Director of the
Tuesday for the next An honorary degree was presented to Virgil Center for Study of Race and Race Relations Rahim
week's newsletter. Hawkins, the first black to apply for admission to Reed.
the law school though he was denied on multiple To participate in the university's and law school's
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Communications, 288 the northem district of Florida; and Carol Browner,
Holland Hall. (Submit commencement speaker and Senior Fellow at the
news for the student Aspen Institute.
newsletter, The Docket, "The combination of the Virgil Hawkins award
to John Marshall Bar and the most appropriate remarks of Carol Browner
Association.) Graduate Desta Meghoo gets a congratulatory hug. created a most inspiring ceremony," Mills said.