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Table of Contents
    Lockers, library carrels issued today
        Page 1
    Center for Career Services
        Page 2
    Volunteer drive Thursday
        Page 3
    While you were gone -- Summer summary
        Page 4
    Law school renovations
        Page 5
    Inside the Law School
        Page 6
    Center for Study of Race and Race Relations gains momentum
        Page 7
    College of Law calendar
        Page 8
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Fredric G. Levin College of Law






Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 2 August 27, 2001


Inside: Lockers, Library Carrels Issued Today
Career Services The John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) will
Sessions (2) begin issuing lockers and library carrels to new
members today (Aug. 27). Incoming or returning
Summer students who have not yet joined JMBA may stop by
Summary (4,5) the JMBA Office and pay a one-time $75 member-
Law School, Trial ship fee. Cash and checks accepted. For information:
Lawyers Assist Chris Hand, cjhand@ufl.edu or 380.9043.
South African
Advocates (6) JMBA Meets Tuesday
J M o J s MBA's first Fall 2001 meeting will be held at 6
SMeghoo Jos p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 28), 290 Holland Hall. All law
students are encouraged to attend. Prosecutors from Parana, Brazil (above, with
Student Associate Dean Mike Seigel, third from left), came to
Organization Sign Up for JMBA Church Parking the UF College of Law this summer to attend
Information (8) Sign-ups for JMBA church parking end promptly lectures on the American legal system. From left:
at 5 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 28). Decals will be sold Leonir Batisti, Saint-Clair Honorato Santos, Seigel,
from Wednesday (Aug. 29) to Friday (Aug. 31). For Andre Merheb Calixto, Marcela Marinho Rodrigues
?r and Cynthia Maria de Almeida Pierri Rosgrin.
Insert information: Eli Atlas (224.6733) or Chris Hand and ntia aia ri R rn
SFaculty (380.9043).
Enrichument Law Review Kickoff Tuesday
SEnchme nt ELULS Meets Tuesday Third-semester students are invited to attend the
SThe Environmental and Land Use Law Society kickoff meeting for the fall Florida Law Review
will meet Tuesday (Aug. 28), 5:15 p.m., 292 Holland write-on competition Tuesday (Aug. 28), 5:30 p.m.,
Hall. All are welcome. For information: Regina 190A Holland Hall.
Fegan, rfegan@ufl.edu.
Check out our free The Public Interest Environmental Conference Trial Team Meeting Thursday
Roommate Referral committee will meet Sept. 4, 5:15 p.m., in the Center Second and third-semester students are encour-
and Book Exchange for Governmental Responsibility Conference Room. aged to attend Trial Team's first informational meet-
services, publications Anyone wishing to help with this spring event is ing Thursday (Aug. 30), 6 p.m., 190 Holland Hall.
and information on encouraged to attend. There are a variety ofjobs UF law students can gain experience and earn
available, and it is possible for students to earn national recognition participating in co- and extra-
the College of Law academic credit. For information: Nicole Kibert, curricular organizations. The UF Trial Competition
Web site: nck@ufl.edu. Team earned first place at both The Florida Bar state
www.law.ufl.edu. and American Trial Lawyers Association regional
The site also features Florida Journal of International competitions in 2001, and finished sixth of 26 teams
Law Introductory Meetings at the National Finals in New Orleans.
past issues of FlaLaw
The Florida Journal ofl International Law will For information, contact: President Michael Pike
hold introductory meetings at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday or Vice Presidents and Intramural Competitions
as other law school (Aug. 28), and Wednesday (Aug. 29). All second- Coordinators Jose Izquierdo, Monica Williams or
materials. Click on through fifth-semester students are invited. For Natasha Thomas at Uftrialteam@hotmail.com.
"Publications." information: Read Sawczyn, FJIL Editor-in-Chief. (Announcements continue page 3)


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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW AUGUST 27, 2001



Resume Tips
Career Services hosted
Caresum e writing work- Intellectual Property Session Law's (APIL) Annual Public Interest Summer
a resume writing work- nin iu T flo\i s
shop last week. Important The firm of Akerman Senterfitt and the college's Fellowships. The fellowships help fund summer
tips discussed include: Intellectual Property and Technology Law employment opportunities for students interested in
* Inventory your skills, Association are co-hosting an informational session working in public interest whose positions would be
experiences, accomplish- on "The Practice of Intellectual Property Law" otherwise unfunded. Congratulations to Leanne
ments, education, per- and a reception Tuesday (Aug. 28), 6 p.m., Faculty Dolin, who worked for Bay Area Legal Services in
sonal strengths, weak- Dining Room. Akerman Senterfitt attorneys will San Francisco; Teris Mejia, American Civil
l s s wa lead a discussion on the current IP market and the Liberties Union in Washington DC; Tim Stevens,
nesses, lies and dislikes practice of patent prosecution, IP litigation, and Florida Public Service Research Council in
before writing your trademark & copyright law. Everyone wecome. Tallahassee; and Mike Alexander, Florida
resume. Institutional Legal Services, Gainesville.
Use action words such as Interviewing Skills Programs
prepared, researched, Two upcoming programs can give you tips on Pro Bono Project
drafted, organized. interviewing well, and increase your confidence The Pro Bono Project enables students to gain
Focus on aspects of your during an interview. practical work experience, build their resumes and
background that demon- Catherine Glenn and Elizabeth Zabak, recruit- network with attorneys while addressing legal needs
strate characteristics that ing coordinators from the firm of Carlton Fields, of the underserved in the community.
would make you a suc- will host "Interviewing Etiquette" Wednesday Projects range from preparing youth for trials in
cessful lawyer. (Aug. 29), 12:45 p.m., Bailey Courtroom. They will Teen Court to filing appeals on behalf of prisoners
Avoid using personal offer tips on interviewing and discuss what to for post-conviction relief. Volunteer opportunities
information (i.e. age, expect during call-back interviews. expose students to diverse areas of practice -
marital status, religion). Practice what you've learned Sept. 4-7, 9:30 administrative, criminal, environmental, family, and
Make your resume visu- a.m.-2:30 p.m., when local attorneys conduct immigration law, as well as children's issues and
ally attractive and fit it mock interviews. Interview one-on-one with an impact litigation.
neatly on one page. attorney and receive immediate feedback. To partic- To participate, sign up to attend one of the Pro
Make sure there are no ipate, drop off your resume and sign up for a Bono small group meetings with Laura Traynham
spelling or grammatical date/time in Career Services by Thursday (Aug. 30). in Career Services (Sign-up sheet on Laura's door).
errors. The meetings will be held every other Tuesday,
Use reverse chronologi- APIL Fellowships beginning Sept. 11, 1-1:30 p.m. You only need to
cal order for education The Center for Career Services congratulates all attend one meeting. All students beyond their first
and experience. recipients of the Association for Public Interest semester are eligible to participate.
Do not use the word "I."
Be honest. Job Search Checklist for Aug. 27-Sept. 3
Utilize the Center for Check this list each week to see what you should be doing
Career Services, includ- to get your career on the right track.
ing individual counsel-
ing individual counsel- If you are: You should be:
ing, handouts, career
resource library and our 1L, 1st semester Telling everyone you are in law school. .,ii
Web site. Attending programs that interest you. '"
For more tips, pick up 1L, 2nd semester/2L/3L Getting your resume fine-tuned.
a handout in Career Watching the ICAN orientation video if you were unable to attend an
Services on Preparing ICAN orientation session.
Your Legal Resume and Looking over the OCI list of employers and submitting resumes for the
make an appointment with first two weeks of OCI.
a counselor. Attending the Interviewing Etiquette Program Wednesday (Aug. 29).
Dropping off your resume for the Mock Interview Program and signing
up for an interview slot.
Looking over our Career Resource Library for helpful information on
finding the right job for you.


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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW AUGUST 27, 2001


(Announcements, from page 1) 'Welcome Back' for Overseas
Volunteer Drive Thursday Program Participants Library News
Students are encouraged to participate in the Law Participants in 2001 Summer Overseas Programs If you want to get a
College Council Committee's first annual volunteer are invited to a welcome back gathering sponsored head start on courses this
drive Thursday (Aug. 30). Help make the law school by Student Affairs and the International Law Society semester or brush up on
community a better place, and sign up on the con- Thursday, Sept. 20, 4:30 p.m., Faculty Dining Room. topics you are a bit rusty
course between 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Attendees can meet peers who went overseas during on, try the Computer and
the spring and summer and foreign lawyers enrolled Internet Based Legal
Out-Law Encourages Involvement in the LL.M. in Comparative Law program. Education Lessons at
"Out-Law," an organization for gay, lesbian and Refreshments will be served, and summer abroad CALI at www.cali.org.
bisexual awareness within the law school communi- stories shared. For information: Student Affairs Topics range from admin-
ty, encourages anyone interested in becoming Coordinator Noemar Castro, 392.0421. istrative law to property
involved with the group, regardless of sexual orienta- law. Lessons include short,
tion, to join or attend their meetings. For informa- Join the Alumni Council easy-to-understand expla-
tion, contact Jon Gurney (gurney@ufl.edu) or December 2001 graduates are encouraged to join nations and interactive
Rachel Harvey (harveyr@ufl.edu), or visit the law school Alumni Council, an advisory group quizzes.
Professor Danaya Wright (311 Holland Hall). comprised of about 200 alumni representing each To access CALI, go to
class year from 1940. The Council assists with fund- the reference desk in the
Criminal Law Association Events raising, reunions, regional gatherings and student Legal Information Center
Anyone interested in Criminal Law is encouraged support. and ask a librarian for the
to become an active member of the Criminal Law Interviews will be held prior to the fall Alumni password, which you can
Association. Membership is free, and open to all law Council meeting Saturday, Sept. 15, starting at 9 use to access CALI from
students. Meetings will be held every other Thursday a.m. E-mail KelleyWood at woodkm@law.ufl.edu any computer, at the law
beginning Aug. 30 in 190 Holland Hall at 4 p.m. if you are interested in joining this distinguished school or home.
Upcoming events include: group of alumni. So, ifyou are baffled
* Sept. 21 Stark Prison Tour by your casebook, don't
* Oct. 5 Paintball have enough time to wade
through a treatise, or the
* Oct. 19 Ginnie Springs Campout. through a treatise, or the
The association is currently scheduling other Dispute Resolution Forum nutshell is always checked
informational and social events. All suggestions are Sept. 7 Honors Overton out, don't fret. Tr a CALI
welcome. If you would like to join CLA, but have a A reception for former lesson.
conflict with the meeting time, or have any other Florida Supreme Court Justice Christopher
questions, e-mail CLA President Greg Wilson at Ben F. Overton Friday, Sept. 7, Vallandingham
GTW77SRT@aol.com. will kickoff the Second Annual Reference Librarian,
Upchurch Watson & White Legal Information
Alumni Networking Luncheon Dispute Resolution Symposium Center
First-semester students are invited to a network- organized by the UF College of
ing luncheon with the law school Alumni Council. Law. The Overton event begins Overton
The luncheon is held in conjunction with their fall at 5 p.m., at the University of Florida Hotel and
meeting Saturday, Sept. 15, prior to the UF- Conference Center, and the symposium starts at
Tennessee football game. 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.
A BBQ lunch will be served at noon, but students Among topics to be discussed during the half-
are asked to arrive at 11:30 a.m. in front of the day session are how to design client's mediation
Bailey Courtroom to sign in and fill out an informa- to increase chances for success, tactics for deal-
tion card for alumni matching. Students also are ing with tough clients and opponents during
invited, but not required, to sit in on the Council negotiation, and effective legal representation in
meeting at 10:30 a.m. To attend, e-mail mediation. The symposium ends with an open
banem@law.ufl.edu or call Martha Bane in Alumni forum panel discussion.
Affairs, 392.9296. For more information, see the news release on
the Web at http://www.law.ufl.edu/news/
releases/010807.shtml.



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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW AUGUST 27, 2001


Dean & Faculty Appointments, Expansions & Renovations

While You Were Gone Summer Summary

Mills Named 12th University of Florida College of Law Dean
from 1978 to 1988, served as house F ^
Jon L. Mills was named the 12th Dean of the om 1978 to 198, serv as house
majority leader in 1985-86, and speak-
University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of m
Pick Up UF Law in July. Mills, a professor of law and founding er 1 1987-88.
As a lawyer, Mills has appeared in
LA WYER director of the UF Center for Governmental st and feeral courts and bere the
state and federal courts and before the
LAgazi-ER Responsibility, had served on an interim basis since Florida Spreme ourt n ie
Magazine Sepember 1999Florida Supreme Court on issues a
September 1999.
The Spring/Summer am h e a ae r e oy t including voting rights and constitu- Mills
I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to
issue of UF LA WYER continue o serve our law scool in e Dean's Office tional issues. He acted as special assis-
continue to serve our law school in the Dean's Office
magazine arrived while for e next two years," said Mils. tant state attorney in the Danny Rolling murder case
for the next two years," said Mills.
most students were Mills told UF President Charles Young and and has represented victims and victims' families in
away for the summer Provost David Colburn when they approached him major cases involving their privacy rights.
clerkships, so be sure to about e position tat e would be wiing to stay Academically, Mills founded the Center for
about the position that he would be willing to stay
pick one up from the roug 2003, faculty willing, as tat would bring is Governmental Responsibility, the state's senior legal
through 2003, faculty willing, as that would bring his
blue bin (near the FedEx service total to four years in te Dean's Office. e and public policy research center, in 1972. His under-
service total to four years in the Dean's Office. The
drop box) in the Holland in v oi c graduate degree in economics is from Stetson
faculty in May voted overwhelmingly for the change. t
Hall center stairwell. in University. He was a member of the UF law school
Mills in one way or another has been a vital part
The magazine is pub- of te law scool for more tn 30 years, starting asa faculty from 1973 to 1980, and from 1988 to the
of the law school for more than 30 years, starting as a
lished by the law student and graduating in '72. In public service, present. He and his wife, Beth Bechard Mills (an '88
student and graduating in '72. In public service, he
school's Development & was a member of te State House of Representatives law school grad), have two daughters, Marguerite
was a member of the State House of Representatives
Alumni Affairs Office to and Elizabeth.
keep students, alumni
and friends informed Faculty Appointments
about law school people, Florida's reputation and support from the private sector for endowed chairs, professorships and other
programs and activities, faculty positions enabled the law school to recruit four prominent faculty in 2001.
For information or to
submit an article, Barbara Woodhouse Sherrie Lynne Russell-Brown
contact Editor Denise
contact ditorDenise DAVID H. LEVIN CHAIR IN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Stobbie (stobbie@law. FAMILY LAW, DIRECTOR, Formerly: Blackmun Fellow, Center
uf. edu). CENTER ON CHILDREN AND for Reproductive Law & Policy;
THE LAW Clerk, U.S. District Court, Southern
Formerly: Professor, University of District, Cal.
Pennsylvania Law School; Clerk to Education: J.D., LL.M., Columbia
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Law School
Education: J.D., Columbia Teaching areas: Torts, Evidence,
University Law School Environmental Law, International
Teaching areas: Family, Children's Woodhouse Law Russell-Brown
and Constitutional Law

Mark Fenster Valerie Sanchez
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Formerly: Associate, Shute, Mihaly Formerly: Lecturer,
& Weinberger Harvard Law School
Education: J.D., Yale Law School; Education: J.D. (cum laude),
Ph.D., University of Illinois; M.A., Harvard Law School, Research
University of Texas Scholar, Graduate Fellow
Teaching areas: Property, Land Use, Teaching areas: Alternative Dispute
Environmental Law, Administrative \ Resolution, Labor and Property Law
Law, Legal Theory, Contemporary Fenster Sanchez
Cultural Theory

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW AUGUST 27, 2001


Building
Law School Announces Facilities Expansion, Campaign
Proposed Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center Passes $3

University of Florida Fredric G. Levin Million Mark
College of Law officials announced plans in With generous support
Summer 2001 for a $25 million expansion from alumni, faculty,
designed to accommodate growth of the nation's friends and law firms, the
1 lth largest law school. fund-raising campaign for
Plans call for construction to begin in 2002, expansion of the Legal
and include a major addition to the school's law Information Center (story
library. It is expected that the resulting 85,300 net at left) surpassed $3 mil-
square-foot library facility will be lion in gifts and pledges
this summer, accordin to
named the Lawton Chiles Legal his summer, according o
Information Center. Chiles, a Den o is
deceased former Florida governor Anoher $2 million
and U.S. senator, earned his UF must be raised by the end
law degree in 1955. of the year to apply for
The three-part construction state matching funds for
les project, in addition to the library the $10 million expansion,
expansion, will include a 50,000 "Expansion and reno-
square-foot student/faculty academic center and vation of our facilities is
renovations to existing Holland Law Center, a Work is due to start in 2002 on an expanded and considered the sole
classroom and faculty office building named after renovated library (top) and new Faculty/Student remaining factor in
former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Academic Center (courtyard view above) at the UF achieving excellence
College of Law. The library expansion will add 50,000 throughout our academic
Spessard Holland, a 191 UF law graduate square feet of book and study space to the existing program and in providing

expected to be completed in 2003, and the stu-
expectedtio becompetead ine 2003, sand thestu- facility, an iskexpected (tobecompeteand ino2003. firs-ratesis ces f to our
dent/faculty academic center and Holland Law Through an agreement with the Chiles family, students, faculty and
Center renovations in 2004. the Chiles Legal Information Center will feature alum sai l
Once enlarged, the Legal Information Center tributes to and historic memorabilia of the distin- are very grateful to al
will be among the top 20 of 182 academic law guished law school alumnus. Chiles was a trustee those who are supporting
this effort."
libraries in the United States in terms of space. of the Law Center Association and taught at UF. hiri t
Chairing the Law
Center Association
Building Campaign
Law School Renovations Committee is Jacksonville
lawyer W.C. Gentry '71.
By Sanjeev Sirpal, Editorial Assistant lawyer W.C. Gentr'71.
The law school's entire
In addition to plans for major expansions and Computer server room (second floor) Totally
Board of Trustees and
renovations (story above), the law school also has renovated and re-wired with computer servers that
Law Alumni Council,
been refurbishing and renovating: can support the upcoming Ethernet re-wiring of
comprised of members of
* Men's and women's bathrooms (first floor, the law school. Expected completion date: Spring each graduating class, are
concourse) Completely renovated with a modern 2002. actively involved in the
ventilation system and new toilets, stalls, faucetsthe
ventilation system and new toilets, stalls, faucets, Fire sprinkler system (Bruton-Geer and Holland fund-raising effort.
floors and walls. Halls) A fire marshal mandated renovation, the
* Clinic reception area (Bruton-Geer Hall) It has system should be completed in Bruton-Geer Hall
been enlarged, offices included, and new furniture by October, and in Holland Hall by May 2002.
and carpet installed. Faculty support offices Renovated, and more
* Dean's Office A bathroom was removed to faculty offices added.
provide staff working space, the conference room Career Services interview rooms Completely
re-captured, and the reception area renovated. redecorated and refurnished.


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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW AUGUST 27, 2001



LEXIS
Certification
Certification In The Spotlight
C asses Information as provided by faculty and staff and by regular Ad k ins Chai rs
Mondav searches ofnews media story reports. ABA Tech s h
Intermediate Adjunct Professor Clifford Jones will present a paper Legal Technology Institute
10:20 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Director Andrew Adkins III
Advanced Science Association in San Francisco Aug. 29-Sept. 2 (left, opening the 2001 ABA
1:50 p.m. and 3 p.m. entitled, "Voting from the Bench: Media Analysis of Techshow in Chicago) has
Legal Issues in the 2000 Post-Election Campaign." chaired the Techshow, which
Tuesdav Jones has previously lectured and published in election has 2,000-plus participants, for the past two
Intermediate and campaign finance law and is working years. He also is author of Computerized Case
10:20 a.m. on an election law book. Management Systems: Choosing and
Advanced Professor Joseph Little was quoted in the Implementing The Right Software For You.
Independent Florida Alligator as attorney
1:50 p.m. for Charles Grapski regarding Florida
Blue Key's denied appeal request involv- Associate Dean for Student Affairs and
ing Grapski's defamation suit filed Little National Association ofWomen Lawyers
against them. President Gail Sasnett was featured
Dean Jon Mills spoke at a meeting of the speaker at the Third Annual Price Prather
Florida Public Relations Association Luncheon, sponsored by the Women in
regarding public relations as it related to he Profession Committee of snthe
the 2000 presidential election. Mississipi Bar.
Free Video Mills
Viewings
Interested in learning
more about administra- UF Law School, Trial Lawyers Assist South African Advocates
tive, business or consti- As the result of a connection between a UF law ing and cross-examining witnesses, and closing
tutional law? Want to professor and a colleague in South Africa, that coun- arguments. Essentially, they were learning how to try
brush up on appellate try's legal system took a significant step forward a case, and their instructors from the Trial Lawyers
advocacy or civil with a 10-day session in trial advocacy training this Association are among top lawyers in the state.
procedure? summer delivered cooperatively by the law school "The advice and criticism provided by the trial
The media services and Florida Trial Lawyers Association. lawyers was quite impressive," said Anwar Albertus
center in the law library UF Professor of Law Winston a South African advocate who helped organize the
has collections of videos Nagan, who organized the session, said sessions with Nagan. "Their work was exceptional.
on these and more than the project was made possible by com- The instructors are obviously good lawyers and good
100 other topics. Names bined efforts of the Florida Trial teachers. Both skills are necessary for a successful
of the most popular Lawyers, which waived tuition; the U.S. trial advocacy course."
videos are indexed on government, providing travel and per Nagan One of the junior South African advocates said
the library Web page diem; and UF, which supplied housing. she learned more in the 10 days than she did in
(www.law.ufl.edu/lic/) "This was really an experiment that arose out of many years back home.That was one of many posi-
Videos are available for discussions I had in Capetown (South Africa)," tive responses, Nagan said. "Some of the students
viewing in the Media Nagan said. "Lawyers there are looking for ways to told us it was a brilliant program and many of them
Services area, but cannot effectively transform the legal profession to fit the said that it far exceeded their expectations."
be checked out. Center country's new Constitution." Albertus said because of the training's success,
hours are 7:30 a.m.- Lawyers from England, where they are referred plans already are underway for a follow-up.
11:45 p.m., Monday- to as barristers, have come to UF in the past to par- "We want a contingent of Florida trial lawyers to
Thursday; 7:30 a.m.- ticipate in the trial advocacy program. But for South come to South Africa and offer a similar course to
7:45 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. Africa lawyers, known as advocates, this was a first. that which was done in Gainesville," Albertus said.
-5 p.m., Saturday; and Six barristers from England and 11 South African "Practitioners who would participate in the program
11 a.m.-11:45 p.m., advocates participated. The lawyers took part in clin- stand to get a tremendous amount of technical skill."
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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW AUGUST 27, 2001


Law Graduate Desta Meghoo Joins CSRRR
Student
Center for Study of Race and Race Relations Gains Momentum Research
Assistant
Recent UF law graduate Desta Y. Meghoo- ism, social inequality and the law," said Reed. an
"These activities are not exclusive to the law school. Wanted
Peddie has joined the Center for the Study for Race We also interact with other colleges and depart- A second- or third-year
We also interact with other colleges and depart- A
and Race Relations (CSRRR) in the newly created ments throughout the University of Florida." law student, with a strong
position of Assistant Director. Meghoo is a member The Center encourages and wecomes faculty interest in health care law
The Center encourages and welcomes faculty
of the law school's recently formed Community is wanted to work with the
Relations Commt, ad r d t He Ln from various departments with an interest in racial s wante to wor wit te
Relations Committee, and received the Hazel Land reations to become an affiliate faculty member of Department of Health Care
relations to become an affiliate faculty member of p
Outstanding Black Female Law Student Award from CSRRR. t also promotes and sponsors interdis- Administration on an ABA
the CSRRR. It also promotes and sponsors interdis-
the Black Law Students Association in April. c r r grant-funded project deal-
Center D r R m Rd w be on l e ciplinary research on current racial relation issues as g pj
Center Director Rahim Reed will be on leave they impact areas such as Education, Economic ing with rural health care
they impact areas such as Education, Economic r
this year as he serves as Associate Executive Vice Development, Health Care, the Media and the delivery. Preference given
Chancellor of Campus Community Relations at the Criminal Justice System. t seeks o foster expertise to students who have taken
University of California-Davis. Meghoo will coordi- ,i the survey course in Health
nat the Ci in his absence. .among faculty, nationally and internationally the survey course in Health
nate therenowned scholars, community activiss and similar Law. For more informa-
This is a challenging opportunity for me," said institutions by encouraging scholarship, organizing tion see Barbara Noah in
institutions by encouraging scholarship, organizing
Meghoo. "I never realized how many people call CGR Rm. 233. Applicants
n te C e fr hp g fm s- symposia and conferences, hosting renowned speak- m. 33. ppit
upon the Center for help and guidance, from stu- should bring a copy of
dents o government officials. I am excited a this ers, presenting training and education for the public sould bring acopy of
dents to government officials. I am excited at this thlir rpcnmpc
nit orme o a ece this and private sector, providing resources and data for their resumes.
opportunity for me to make a difference in this
port r e research and development, and publishing articles.
important area.*
important a. CSRRR is actively developing partnerships with
The Center's mission is to create an interdiscipli- p i s a t
public institutions such as the Florida Commission
nary academic institution designed to explore issues the Florida
on Human Relations and the Florida Office of the
of race and race relations, promote racial tolerance ,
Attorney General, in order to bring together the
and understanding, interracial dispute resolution, ,
d u s i l d r intellectual talents and academic research assets of
racial equality and racial healing.
racial equality ad racial healing the Center with the experience and expertise of pro-
CSRRR seeks to achieve its mission through
~ a e s m fessionals actively working in these areas. These
research and development and promotion of univer- fes as atvely wor in these are. hes
partnerships develop better training techniques and
sity, regional, state, national and international proj- et s, eerte e pp ing ata stat
So e e o r i methods, generate new supporting data for strategic
ects to influence policies on racial issues.
Sene l, e planning, and facilitate creative effective solutions
"Our Center develops, encourages and sponsors
to specific problem areas.
projects and course offerings at the Levin College of e eter reave Lives
The Center is presently working on a Web site, Save Lives
Law that enhance students' understanding of racial-
video lecture series, the annual spring con- The Civitan
ference, and will be represented at the Bloodmobile will be at
United Nations World the law school
Conference on Race in Wednesday (Aug. 29),
Durban, South Africa, Aug. Oct. 24 and Jan. 16, 10
30- Sept. 7 by Meghoo and a.m.-5 p.m. Mark your
Assistant Professor Sherrie- calendars to help save
Lynn Russell-Brown. Brown lives those days.
The UN Conference will To donate you must
help create strategic alliances, present an be 17 or older, weigh at
opportunity to gather new data, inspire least 103 pounds and
new areas of research and scholarship, and show a valid photo I.D. If
establish the Center as a viable source of you have any questions
information and resources for issues per- about the donation
taining to racial relations. process or your ability to
donate, call Civitan at
Director Rahim Reed congratulates Desta Meghoo-Peddie, who 334.1000.
will coordinate activities of the Center for the Study of Race and
Race Relations while he is on leave during the coming year.

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW AUGUST 27, 2001






August 29 Interviewing Etiquette,
27 Walk-In Resume Review, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 12:45 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
Center for Career Services 30 Law College Council Volunteer Drive
27-30 One Quick Question, for LCC Committee, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.,
12-1 p.m., Concourse Concourse
28 Law Review/Write-On Competition, Trial Team Meeting, 6 p.m., 190 HOL
5:30-7 p.m., 190A HOL 31 Faculty Enrichment, Deans' Lunch, noon-
The Practice of Intellectual Property 1:30 p.m., Faculty Dining Room
Law, 6 p.m., Faculty Dining Room September
JMBA Meeting, 6 p.m., 290 HOL 4 Law Review Write-On Competition,
ELULS Meeting, 5:15 p.m., 292 HOL 5:30-7 p.m., 190C HOL
FJIL Meeting, 5:15 p.m., Room TBA



Mandatory Meeting, Registration and One Stop
Reservations for Student Organizations

FaLaw is published to Mandatory Finance Meeting
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The President and Treasurer of each organiza-
help inform and coor-
dinate activitis e tion must attend one of two finance meetings to
dinate activities of the
get the organization's budget and release its fund-
law school community. ing. The meetings will be held Wednesday (Aug.
Stan Huguenin, Director 29), 8:30 p.m., 190A Holland Hall, and Tuesday,
of Communications. Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m., 290 Holland Hall. If you cannot
Editor: Debra Amirin, attend either meeting, contact Marlyne Maalouf
Associate Director of at 335.5442.
Communications.
Christine Williams, Annual Registration Renewal
Program Assistant.
Sanjeev Sirpal, Student groups must re-register their organiza-
Editorial Assistant. tions each fall. There is no deadline for registra-
tions, but groups will not have the privileges of a
Deadline: 10 a.m. registered student group until their registration must be completed and returned to Castro by
Tuesday for the next is completed. Thursday (Aug. 30).
week's newsletter. Registration Forms are available from
E-mail news to Coordinator Noemar Castro in the Office of One Stop Reservations
falaaw@law.ufl.edu, Student Affairs or in the Student Activities Center. Student organization representatives can get all
or bring a disk The form must be signed by the faculty advisor their meetings or events needs taken care of at
(PC format, text in then returned to the Student Activities Center by once using a new one stop reservation procedure.
WordPerfect or Word, the President or Director of the organization. Just pick up and fill out the Events Request
including author's The group's representative will then receive a Form in the Office of Student Affairs. The office
name and contact password that will allow access to an on-line regis- will handle your group's room request as well as
information), to tration form on the Student Activities Center Web posting the event on the law school calendar.
Communications, 288 page. Once the on-line registration form is com- Ifyou are planning an event other than a meet-
Holland Hall. (Submit pleted, the Student Activities Center will be noti- ing, you must meet with Student Affairs
Holland Hall. (Submit
fied and the organization registered. All organiza- Coordinator Noemar Castro to discuss details.
news for the student
tions must properly complete registration to access Any event coordinated by a Levin College of Law
news eer, The ocket, funds and reserve rooms. The executive board student organization must be approved by Student
to John Marshall Bar
t Jon ars r update form in your organization's mail box also Affairs, including events held on main campus.
Association.) For information, call Castro, 392.0421.


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