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Title: Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Place of Publication: <Gainesville FL> College of Law Communications Office 1997-
Creation Date: September 10, 2001
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Table of Contents
    BLSA/Law Review collect books for Liberian students
        Page 1
    Center for Career services
        Page 2
    Independent study - dare to be different
        Page 3
    College of Law calendar
        Page 4
    Inside the Law School
        Page 4
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UNIVERSITY OF
SFLORIDA
Fredric G. Levin College of Law






Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 4 September 10, 2001



Inside: BLSAILaw Review Collect
On-Campus Books for Liberian students
Interviewing (2) The Black Law Students Association and
Independent Study Florida Law Review last week presented more than
Abroad (3) 600 textbooks and study aids they collected to assist
Faculty law students at the University of Liberia. (They will
Accomplishments continue to accept donations until Wednesday,
Noted (4) Sept. 12.) The project was suggested by Adjunct
Professor/Federal Magistrate Judge William
Wagner, former U.S. Diplomat in Liberia now
drafting a Liberian Code of Evidence.
Photo by Edtorial Assstant Sanjeev Sirpal. Florida Law Review Editor-in-Chief Chris
Socco and BLSA President Byron Cherry (second and third from left) presented the books to former
Liberian Minister of Justice Phillip Banks (third from right) and University of Liberia School of Law Dean
David Jallah (right) at a concourse presentation. Also on hand were Associate Dean Michael Seigel (left),
Legal Information Center Director Betty Taylor, Dean Jon Mills and Professor Winston Nagan. The
Liberian dignitaries addressed Nagan's Conflicts of Laws class during their visit. Students helped package
the books for shipment while enjoying coffee and doughnuts courtesy of LEXIS.
This is the second major donation of books from the law school in 2001. In July, the college donated
more than 600 boxes containing 5,600 books to Florida International University in Miami, for use in FIU's
new law library. The law school could no longer house the books, which were duplicates, for space reasons.
Books also were offered to the new Florida A&M law school, to be located in Orlando.


"The Business of Entertainment and Sports Law" JMBA Elections Tuesday
The John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) will
A Presentation by elect new representatives (three from each first-
semester section) Tuesday (Sept. 11), 6 p.m., 290
Terdema T. Ussery HOL. All first-semester students are encouraged to
President and CEO, Dallas Mavericks attend. Contact Chris Hand (380.9043 or
cjhand@ufl.edu) if you have questions.
12:30-1:30 p.m., Friday (Sept. 14) Jewish Law Students Association
Bailey Courtroom The Jewish Law Students Association will hold a
Free and Open to the Public meeting and elections Tuesday (Sept. 11), 5:30 p.m.,
Twice named one of the "top 100 most powerful people in sports," Ussery 290 Holland Hall.
practiced business and entertainment law in the LA office of Morrison &
Foerster, going on to become president ofNIKE Sports Management and JTLP Info Session Thursday
Commissioner of the Continental Basketball Association. He earned his bache- The Journal ofTechnology Law and Policy
lor's from Princeton, master's from Harvard, and law degree from California, reminds write-on competitors about the blue book
where he was Executive Editor of the California Law Review. (Announcements continue page 2)

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW SEPTEMBER 10, 2001



Library News
Looking for ajournal
article, legal or non- Tax Student Information your future. Whether participating in OCI or not,
legal? Go to: Career Services extends a special welcome to students should consider attending this fall's five-
http://lic.law.ufl.edu/ new LL.M. in Taxation students and encourages part series of programs:
-valland/news.htm. them to use their office and resources. Students
Periodicals may schedule an appointment at any time with a "Alternatives to OCI and Big Firms"
are divided counselor. In addition, Dean Kathy Urbach has Part I
into six cate- hours specifically for tax students each Tuesday Government Career Opportunities
gories, and (12:30-2:30 p.m.). Thursday (Sept. 13), 12:45 p.m., Bailey
beside each Tax students also should be aware that 24 Courtroom
database is a Vallandingham firms, including all "Big Five" Accounting firms, Part II
briefdescrip- are participating in On-Campus Interviewing Careers in the Corporate World
tion of contents and cov- (OCI) and specifically interested in tax students. Sept. 26, 12:45 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
erage. I highly recom- In February, tax students can participate in the Part III
mend using InfoTrac LL.M. Taxjob fair in Washington D.C. Public Interest Careers
OneFile (http://webluis. Oct. 4, 12:45 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
fcla.edu/-fclwlv3/ Should You Participate in OCI? Part IV
weblhtml/info.html) if On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) is just one way Opportunities with Small
you want to search a law students find jobs for summer and upon grad- & Medium Firms
database that covers a uation. However, OCI is not for everyone. Most Oct. 18, 12:45 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
wide variety of academic employers that come to UF for fall OCI are big Part V
subjects. law firms. If that is not where you want to work, Non-Traditional Legal Careers
Non-Traditional Legal Careers
Descriptions of data- OCI may not be for you. Students should review 1 .,
Oct. 25, 12:45 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
bases containing science the list of employers coming on campus, and per-
and medical journals can form a self-assessment to determine if going We Need Student Liaisons
be found at http://lic.law. through OCI is the
fl.edu valland law right decision. If Students and representatives of student organi-
non-law.htm. you are confused zations are encouraged to join the new Career
Note that access to bout OCI or ou ur Services Committee. It will meet on a regular
most of the databases is career goals, make basis to give perspective on how to best serve the
limited to UF faculty, an appointment needs of UF law students. Ifyou are interested in
students and staff. To awit a t Career serving, stop by the Center for Career Services
students and staff. To with a Career
gain access, dial into the Services profes- and sign up today.
UF network using your sional to discuss
Gatorlink username and
password. (Announcements, from page 1) Honor Committee Reps Needed
- Christ0pher
Vallandingham, informational session Thursday (Sept. 13), 190B Second-semester students are needed to serve as
Reference Librarian, Holland Hall, 7:30 p.m. Anyone unable to attend or Honor Committee representatives. To be considered,
Legal Information who has a question can contact: Student Works submit a maximum one-hundred word statement by
Center Editor BeckyAbrams (babrams@grove.ufl.edu). noon, Friday (Sept. 14), to the Honor Committee
Office. The statement should discuss why you
International Law Society Meeting would like to represent your class as a member of
The International Law Society will hold its first the Honor Committee.
meeting Thursday (Sept. 13), 5:20 p.m., Faculty
Dining Room. There will be speakers on interna- Free Tutoring Through Law Review
tional topics, and refreshments served. For informa- Free tutoring is now available through Florida
tion: Jessica Parker (jmp7905@yahoo.com). Law Review. Visit the Review office or contact
flrtutor@hotmail.com. Include subject, name of
your professor, and a brief description of any
problem you are having.
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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW S EPTEMBER 10, 2001



Independent Study Dare to be Different Minority
Scholarship
By Noemar Castro, Student Affairs Coordinator Foley & Lardner, one
If you like the unusual, and are looking for a of the nation's largest law
program not offered through any U.S. school, you firms, will award a $5,000
might be an excellent candidate for an Independent scholarship to a iL minor-
Study Program which allows you to spend up to ity UF law student.
a year overseas in the country of your choice. For Applications are available
example, if you are interested in spending a semes- in the Office of Student
ter in New Zealand or Spain, you can do so under Affairs and Admissions
the ABA's criteria for Independent Study Programs, tent of those activities is academic in nature and Office and must be





process at least eight months before your expect- The ABA has determined that for every 700 Holland Hall.
ed day of departure. minutes a class meets, the student will receive one
credit. Castro can help you calculate your credits.
1. Eligibility Requirements You must receive a grade of "C" or better to receive
Only students who have finished one year of full credit for the course or courses. Only credits will be
time study (28 credits or more) and are in good transferred to a student's record, not the grades
standing (2.00 GPA or better) at the UF College of themselves. Videos on
Law may enroll for credit at a foreign institution. Lectures &
The student must be fluent in the language of 5. Fil out ABA Pre-Visit Form Elder Law
instruction. You must turn in the ABA pre-visit notification Want to brush up
form (available in Student Affairs) and any infor- on the Dunwoody
2. Academic Requirements mation regarding the program of interest. The ABA lectures? Interested
Students may not earn more xtan one-sixth of pre-visit notification form must be completed and in Elder Law?
the 88 credit hours required for the J.D. at the UF submitted to the ABA at least 45 days prior to The Media Services
College of Law (no mocr than 14 credits) through enrollment in the foreign institution. Castro will Center in the law
participation in this program. The college will assist you with the petition and other paperwork. library has collections
determine whether specific prerequisites are The result, if approved, will be a letter sent of videos on these and
required for enrollment in certain courses. directly to schools listed on the ABA pre-visit noti- more than 100 other
fication form. This letter will state you have been topics. Names of the
3. Research the Program approved to take certain courses through that partic- most popular videos are
Make sure you check the program's name, ular foreign institution. After ABA approval, get indexed on the library
description, dates, cost, requirements and list of your ticket and prepare for your trip. You will have Web page
courses as well as specific information on classes to pay fees directly to the foreign institution as well (www.law.ufl.edu/lic/).
and credits you intend to take. Find a contact per- as some administrative fees to UF. Financial Aid is Videos are available for
son or advisor for your program in the foreign insti- available in most cases. viewing in the Media
tution, as well as here at UF. Request the school's Services area, but can-
student handbook and/or catalog, application form not be checked out.
and any other information needed. Make an You also may consult the ABA Home Page Center hours are
appointment with Student Affairs Coordinator (HTTP://www.abanet.org/legaled) for Independent 7:30 a.m.- 11:45 p.m.,
Noemar Castro for the ABA pre-visit notification Study Programs Criteria or stop by the Student Monday- Thursday;
form and bring this information with you. Affairs Office and meet with Noemar Castro for a 7:30 a.m.-7:45 p.m.,
No credits shall be awarded for: copy. If you have any questions a about these or other Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
SActivities such as visits to legal and government opportunities overseas, contact Castro (phone Saturday; and 11 a.m.-
institutions, except for instances in which the con- 392.0421, e-mail castro@law.ufl.edu). 11:45 p.m., Sunday.


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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW S EPTEMBER 10, 2001



Wireless
Network Help
Network Help September Criminal Law Association, 4 p.m.,
For help or informa- 10 JLPP Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL 190 (Auditorium)
tion on wireless net- 11 Jewish Law Students Association Meeting & Second Career Workshop, 4:10 p.m.,
working, go to: Elections, 5:30 p.m., 290 HOL Faculty Dining Room
http://net-services.ufl. JMBA Meeting, 6 p.m., 190 HOL (Auditorium) International Law Society Meeting,
edu/wireless. LCC Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL 5:20 p.m., Faculty Dining Room
Once you have con- Toastmasters, 5:20 p.m., 190C HOL JTLP Open Writing Competition Meeting,
7:30 p.m., 190B HOL
figured your card and 12 Student Organization Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 7:30 pm., 190B HOL
igred yor crd and 1 14 "Business of Entertainment & Sports Law,"
network settings, log on Concourse Dallas Mavericks President/CEO Terdema
to the network at JLPP Write-On info. session, 6:30 p.m., Ussery, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
http://connect.circa. 3 190C HO SALSA First Semester's Students Reception,
ufl.edu. 13 Government Career Opportunities, 4-5 pm, Faculty Dining Room
12:45 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
Having problems?
Call 392.Help.



In The Spotlight Minnesota.
Information as provided by faculty and staff and by regular Professor Joseph Little was quoted
searches of news media story reports. in the Miami Herald and Palm Beach

FlaLaw is published to Associate Professor Danaya Post regarding possible ending of
help inform and coor- Wright's article, "Eminent Domain, Florida's "polluter pays" concept.
dinate activities of the Exactions, and Railbanking: Can Dean Jon Mills was quoted in the
law school community. Recreational Trails Survive the Palm Beach Post on his address to Little
CStan Hug D r ourt's Fifth Amendment Takings the Florida Supreme Court regarding
of Communications. Jurisprudence," was published in the Wright the "polluter pays" concept.
of Commumcations.
Editor: Debra Amirin, Columbia Journal ofEnvironmental Law. Assistant Professor Jonathan Cohen
Associate Director of (Reprint available in Faculty Lounge.) will speak at Marquette Law School
Communications. Eminent Scholar William Page's in October on his research on apolo-
Christine Williams, article, "Internet Regulation and gy and negotiation ethics. Mills
Program Assistant. Consumer Welfare: Innovation,
Sanjeev Sirpal, Speculation, and Cable Bundling," Former Director Honored
Editorial Assistant. has been published in the Hastings John Berry, former Director of

Deadline: 10 a.m. Law Journal. (Reprint in Faculty Page UF's Center for Professionalism, has
Tuesday for the next Lounge.) He also was quoted in the been recognized with the American
week's newsletter. Washington Post in "Family Ties and Antitrust Bar Association's Michael Franck Cohen
E-mail news to Whys," regarding the government's case against Professional Responsibility Award.
flalaw@law.ufl.edu, Microsoft. Berry is Executive Director of the
flalaw@! aw.u jfl.edut, Microsof.
or bring a disk Legal Skills Associate Professor State Bar of Michigan, where he has
(PC format, text in Teresa Rambo will compete in the serve since ast ovember.
"It is gratifying to know this award
WordPerfect or Word, United States Fencing Association's is graifyg onow is award
recognizes the importance of stressing Berry
including author's 2002 Summer Nationals in rec s e o r g
professionalism in the law school
name and contact Greenville, South Carolina. Rambo professionalism in phe law school
experience. I am pleased with the award, but most
information), to David H. Levin Chair in Family Law pleased wih he chances had o serve his profes-
Communications, 288 Barbara Bennett Woodhouse will sion including, of course, the great opportunity to
Holland Hall. (Submit deliver a paper, "Talking about serve my alma mater, the University of Florida."
news for the student Children's Rights: Judicial Decision- Berry was Director of the Legal Division of
newsletter, The Docket, Making and Children's Interests," The Florida Bar for 15 years and Arizona State
to John Marshall Bar Sept. 14 at the University of Woodhouse Bar for two.
Association.)
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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW S EPTEMBER 10, 2001



Wireless
Network Help
Network Help September Criminal Law Association, 4 p.m.,
For help or informa- 10 JLPP Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL 190 (Auditorium)
tion on wireless net- 11 Jewish Law Students Association Meeting & Second Career Workshop, 4:10 p.m.,
working, go to: Elections, 5:30 p.m., 290 HOL Faculty Dining Room
http://net-services.ufl. JMBA Meeting, 6 p.m., 190 HOL (Auditorium) International Law Society Meeting,
edu/wireless. LCC Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL 5:20 p.m., Faculty Dining Room
Once you have con- Toastmasters, 5:20 p.m., 190C HOL JTLP Open Writing Competition Meeting,
7:30 p.m., 190B HOL
figured your card and 12 Student Organization Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 7:30 pm., 190B HOL
igred yor crd and 1 14 "Business of Entertainment & Sports Law,"
network settings, log on Concourse Dallas Mavericks President/CEO Terdema
to the network at JLPP Write-On info. session, 6:30 p.m., Ussery, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
http://connect.circa. 3 190C HO SALSA First Semester's Students Reception,
ufl.edu. 13 Government Career Opportunities, 4-5 pm, Faculty Dining Room
12:45 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
Having problems?
Call 392.Help.



In The Spotlight Minnesota.
Information as provided by faculty and staff and by regular Professor Joseph Little was quoted
searches of news media story reports. in the Miami Herald and Palm Beach

FlaLaw is published to Associate Professor Danaya Post regarding possible ending of
help inform and coor- Wright's article, "Eminent Domain, Florida's "polluter pays" concept.
dinate activities of the Exactions, and Railbanking: Can Dean Jon Mills was quoted in the
law school community. Recreational Trails Survive the Palm Beach Post on his address to Little
CStan Hug D r ourt's Fifth Amendment Takings the Florida Supreme Court regarding
of Communications. Jurisprudence," was published in the Wright the "polluter pays" concept.
of Commumcations.
Editor: Debra Amirin, Columbia Journal ofEnvironmental Law. Assistant Professor Jonathan Cohen
Associate Director of (Reprint available in Faculty Lounge.) will speak at Marquette Law School
Communications. Eminent Scholar William Page's in October on his research on apolo-
Christine Williams, article, "Internet Regulation and gy and negotiation ethics. Mills
Program Assistant. Consumer Welfare: Innovation,
Sanjeev Sirpal, Speculation, and Cable Bundling," Former Director Honored
Editorial Assistant. has been published in the Hastings John Berry, former Director of

Deadline: 10 a.m. Law Journal. (Reprint in Faculty Page UF's Center for Professionalism, has
Tuesday for the next Lounge.) He also was quoted in the been recognized with the American
week's newsletter. Washington Post in "Family Ties and Antitrust Bar Association's Michael Franck Cohen
E-mail news to Whys," regarding the government's case against Professional Responsibility Award.
flalaw@law.ufl.edu, Microsoft. Berry is Executive Director of the
flalaw@! aw.u jfl.edut, Microsof.
or bring a disk Legal Skills Associate Professor State Bar of Michigan, where he has
(PC format, text in Teresa Rambo will compete in the serve since ast ovember.
"It is gratifying to know this award
WordPerfect or Word, United States Fencing Association's is graifyg onow is award
recognizes the importance of stressing Berry
including author's 2002 Summer Nationals in rec s e o r g
professionalism in the law school
name and contact Greenville, South Carolina. Rambo professionalism in phe law school
experience. I am pleased with the award, but most
information), to David H. Levin Chair in Family Law pleased wih he chances had o serve his profes-
Communications, 288 Barbara Bennett Woodhouse will sion including, of course, the great opportunity to
Holland Hall. (Submit deliver a paper, "Talking about serve my alma mater, the University of Florida."
news for the student Children's Rights: Judicial Decision- Berry was Director of the Legal Division of
newsletter, The Docket, Making and Children's Interests," The Florida Bar for 15 years and Arizona State
to John Marshall Bar Sept. 14 at the University of Woodhouse Bar for two.
Association.)
FlaLaw

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