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Table of Contents
    Scholarships available
        Page 1
    Center for Career Services
        Page 2
    MacArthur Foundation joins with Law School to benefit Latin American environmental conservation
        Page 3
    College of Law calendar
        Page 4
    Inside the Law School
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UNIVERSITY OF
SFLORIDA
Fredric G. Levin College of Law





Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 5 September 17, 2001


Inside: Scholarships Available
Applications for the following are now available
On-Campus in the Office of Student Affairs:
Interviewing System Continuing Student Scholarships ($500-$2,000)
Revised (2) for second-and third-year law students. Eligibility
MacArthur Grant requirements posted on the financial aid bulletin
Aids Conservation board. Filing deadline is Wednesday (Sept. 26).
Efforts (3) Darrye A. Davis Memorial Scholarship provides
Faculty $3,000 for each of the recipient's remaining semes-
Accoplishments ters (excluding summers) and an offer of summer
Noted (4) clerkship employment. Students in the top 25% of
Spring 2000 or Fall 2000 entering classes should Brown Bag" With Dean
check message folders for an application. The first "Brown Bag With the Dean" lunch-
Application deadline: Wednesday (Sept. 26). eon of the semester will be Wednesday (Sept.
SCalusa Inn of Court Scholarship ($1,000) for law 19), 1-1:45 p.m., Faculty Meeting Room. The
students from the Twentieth Judicial Circuit (Lee, topic will be "Incoming Law Students."
(Announcements continue page 2) Students are encouraged to share views and/or
concerns with law school administrators at the
UF Again Tops Florida Bar Stats sessions with Dean Jon Mills (second from right,
with Associate Dean Gail Sasnett, left, at a
Florida Bar Passage Rates, July 2001 Brown Bag last spring).
(Per Florida Board of Bar Examiners for First-Time Takers) "Nearly every item students brought to us as a
concern at a Brown Bag in Fall 1999 was
Public % Passing addressed," said Sasnett.
University of Florida 88.71 In response to student concerns at Brown Bag
Florida State University 88.09 luncheons, the college:
Increased course offerings, access to practical
Private skills classes and opportunities for externships
Florida Coastal 56.75 and clinics.
University of Miami 85.85 Now lists courses offered during term following
Nova Southeastern 75.51 the one for which they are registering.
Provided better computers in library and Media
St. Thomas 78.20 Center and upgraded both areas (thanks to gen-
Stetson 85.15 erous donations from LEXIS and WESTLAW).
Made Microsoft Word available.
Non-Florida Law Schools 79.03 Provided hot water in Bruton-Geer Hall.

Make your voice heard this semester -
UF students also had the highest percentage aend a Brown Bag.
passage rate on the MPRE, 91.67%.


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Videos on
Multiple Law OCI Interview Notification/Signup Federal Government Jobs
Fields
s The On-Campus Interview notification and Ever thought about working for the govern-
Available sign-up system have been changed, following com- ment? Advantages include quality of life, employee
Interested in employ- puter-related problems last week. Firm selection benefits and ability to gain substantial experience
ment, entertainment or lists will now be posted as soon as they are early in your career.
environmental law? Want received, on the glass-fronted bulletin boards Many agencies offer Honors Programs (entry-
to brush up on the rules between the Media Center and Career Services. If level recruitment programs for 3Ls, graduating
of estate planning? your name is on the list, go to Career Services to LL.M.'s and Judicial Law Clerks), and Internship
The Media Services manually sign up for an interview time in the OCI Programs (recruitment programs for compensated
Center in the law library Schedule Binders. and sometimes volunteer summer internships
has collections of videos Career Services staff worked nonstop over the for 2Ls and some 1Ls).
on these and more than weekend to resolve problems with the OCI system Career Services has a Honors and Internship
100 other topics. Names and minimize the impact on students. They apolo- Handbook to review and copy. Remember, most
of the most popular gize for any inconvenience, and ask for your government agencies have very early deadlines
videos are indexed on the patience and understanding. for applications, so act quickly. For example,
library Web page deadline for U.S. Department of Justice is Sept. 24;
(www.law.ufl.edu/lic/). Pro Bono Committee Presidential Management Intern Program Oct. 31;
Videos are available for Career Services needs up to five students to Department of Transportation Oct. 10; and U.S.
viewing in the Media serve on the Pro Bono Committee, which will Department of Defense Nov. 30. For more infor-
Services area, but cannot develop and monitor pro bono opportunities for mation, stop by Career Services.
be checked out. law students, evaluate pro bono projects proposed
Center hours are by students, develop and organize the Annual Pro Programs This Week
7:30 a.m.- 11:45 p.m., Bono Symposium and develop ideas and materials Inside the NFL Thursday (Sept. 20),
Monday-Thursday; to promote the Pro Bono Project. 12:40 p.m., Bailey Courtroom. Guest speaker:
7:30 a.m.-7:45 p.m., If you are interested in Public Interest Law or Nathan Whitaker, Director of Legal Affairs,
Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., getting more involved with the Pro Bono Project, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Saturday; and 11 a.m.- submit a resume and cover letter of interest to
11:45 p.m., Sunday. Laura Traynhamor the Center for Career Labor & Employment Law Friday (Sept. 21),
Services by 5 p.m., Tuesday (Sept. 25). Traynham 4:10 p.m., Faculty Dining Room (food and
will evaluate applications and make selection sug- beverages provided)
gestions to Dean Jon Mills, who will appoint com-
Minority mittee members.
Scholarship
Foley & Lardner, one (Announcements, from page 1) (Sept. 18), 6 p.m., 312 Holland Hall. For informa-
of the nation's largest law Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades Counties). tion: Jon Gurney (gurney@ufl.edu) or Rachel
firms, will award a $5,000 Submission deadline for required documentation: Harvey (harveyr@ufl.edu).
scholarship to a 1L minor- t
Oct. 12.
ity UF law student. For sc p i: Aid Welcome Back Dinner
Applications are available For scholarship information: Financial Aid
Applications are available Director Tris Varnes (392.0421), Student Affairs. Everyone is invited to the Christian Legal
in the Office of Student Society's Welcome Back Dinner Wednesday
Affairs and Admissions First IPTLA Meeting Tuesday (Sept. 19), 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria.
Office and must be
returned to Shandrea P The Intellectual Property and Technology Law
Williams, Director of Association meets for the first time this fall Tuesday LAW Meets Wednesday
Williams, Director. 2 (Sept. 18), 5:20 p.m., Cafeteria. All welcome. The Law Association for Women will meet
Admissions, by Sept. 28. Wednesday (Sept. 19), 5:20 p.m., Faculty Dining
Ifyou have any questions, Out-Law Gathering Tuesday Room. For information: Dawn Henrichon
see Williams in 325 '- ( n iu
Holland Hall. Out-Law, the student organization for (dhenrich@ufl.edu.)
lesbian/gay/bisexual issues, will meet Tuesday

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MacArthur Foundation Joins with Law School to Benefit Library News
Looking for the U.S.
Latin American Environmental Conservation Code, Code of Federal

By Editorial Assistant Sanjeev Sirpal Regulations, Florida
Administrative Code, or
The College of Law will receive a three-year other federal and state
$100,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. statutes? Check out the
MacArthur Foundation to continue funding for Internet Resources page
international environmental conservation programs at www.law.utfl.edu/
in Latin America. resources.
The grant will support a UF/University of Costa For states
Rica joint summer program in environmental law as other than
well as international projects pursued by the Florida, go
College of Law's Conservation Clinic in Latin to "Other
America and the Caribbean. Part of the funding States." Vallandingham
also will be used to bring Latin American lawyers Conservation Clinic Director Thomas Ankersen (left) Moving your cursor over
and professors into both programs as instructors. and students Cynthia Wilkerson and Pablo any of the links will
This i the latet in a erie of Ma Villanueva, a lawyer from Bahia, Brazil, captured this
his is the st in a series of M rthur alligator for routine blood tests as part of conserva- cause a small menu to
grants bringing total support for our conservation tion efforts at the UNESCO Bio Reserve in Belize. The pop up. Click on the link
law initiative from that foundation and other project is one supported by the MacArthur grant. within the menu. Save
sources to well over $1 million in the last 10 years," time having to log on to
said Thomas Ankersen, Director of the law WESTLAW or LEXIS by
school's Conservation Clinic and the joint UF/UCR develop a regional environmental law education using free resources
program. program in Latin America and the Caribbean." available on the Internet.
Ankersen collaborated eight years ago with UF The grant also provides fellowships to beginning Christopher
law graduate and Costa Rica resident Steve Mack Latin American environmental law attorneys and Vallandingham,
to develop a regional environmental law network in advanced law students, allowing them to participate Reference Librarian,
Central America and Mexico. They obtained a in the Costa Rica summer program and work on Legal Information
series of small grants that led to bigger ones and clinic projects such as in summer 2000 when stu- Center
soon after obtained the initial MacArthur grant that dents from UF, Belize and Brazil submitted a peti-
started the programs that evolved into the UF tion to a United Nations agency to declare a pro-
Conservation Law Program. tected area in Belize an international biosphere
The MacArthur Foundation, with offices in reserve.
Chicago and Palm Beach, is a private foundation With the renewed grant, the MacArthur
dedicated to providing funding for social and envi- Foundation and College of Law also hope to build
ronmental causes. environmental law capacity in the Caribbean, a geo- WESTLAW
"Part of the theory behind this grant is transfer- graphic priority of the foundation. Classes
ring the concept of clinical environmental law with- "This will be a special challenge, because of the West Group is offer-
in the Latin American region," said Ankersen. "To insular nature of the Caribbean and its ethnic and ing Advanced
reach out beyond the University of Costa Rica and linguistic diversity," Ankersen said. WESTLAW
Certification classes -
a new, national program
APALSA Session Thursday p.m., MacGuire Village For information: SALSA -this week. Students
The Asian- and Pacific-American Law Students President Gloria Rosario Walker. are encouraged to attend
Association will have a general meeting Thursday and learn time-saving
(Sept. 20), 12:40 p.m., 190C Holland Hall. For ELULS Meeting Sept. 25 research tips. Sign-up
information: Wendy Timonera (337.9749). The Environmental and Land Use Law Society sheets are located in the
will meet Sept. 25, 5:15 p.m., 292 Holland Hall. All lab in Bruton-Geer Hall.
SALSA Potluck Dinner Thursday are welcome. For information: Regina Fegan
The Spanish American Law Students Assocation (rfegan@u(fl.edu).
is having a Potluck Dinner Thursday (Sept. 20), 7

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Counselors
Available September Law Review Write-On Competition,
Those feeling 17 ELUL Program Informational Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., 190A HOL
stressed during these 12:40 p.m., 290 HOL Toastmasters, 5:20 p.m., 190C HOL
difficult days are JLPP Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 297 HOL Public Interest Environmental Conference
reminded to call upon Law Review Write-on Competition, Committee Meeting, 5:15 p.m., CGR
the law school's 5:30 7 p.m., 190C HOL Conference Room
Resurce Counselors. 18 IPTLA Meeting, 5:20 p.m., Cafeteria Honor Committee Meeting, 5:20 p.m.,
For information or an Toastmasters, 5:20 p.m.,190C HOL 290 HOL
appointment: Resource an Out-Law Meeting, 6 p.m., 312 HOL JMBA Meeting, 6 p.m., 190 HOL (Auditorium)
appounselor Heather Florida Board of Bar Examiners "250 day" LCC Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 292 HOL
Counselor Heregistration deadline for Spring entering class PAD Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 283 HOL
McWilliams, 244
Bruton-Geer Hall,
phone 392.7044, e-mail 3 A
heatherj@ufl.edu or
mcwillh@law.ufl.edu. In The Spotlight
Office hours: Monday Information as provided byfaculty and staff and by regular Faculty Events
2-6 p.m., Tuesday 2-6 searches ofnews media story reports. Faculty are invited to a
p.m., Thursday Professor Jeffrey Davis spoke at a Brown Bag Workshop by
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continuing Legal Education seminar Associate Dean Christopher
in Tampa last week on the new Slobogin on "Race-Based
FlaLaw is published to Florida Judgmen Lien Law. He wi Defenses" Tuesday (Sept. KyonHuigens,
Florida Judgment Lien Law. He will Yeshiva University
help inform and coor- speak on the same topic Sept. 29 to 18), 11:30 a.m., and to a Cardozo Law
dinate activities of the the Orange County Bankruptcy Bar Davis "Legal Theory Seminar: Law School, spoke
law school community. & Economics," presented by Sept. 7 on"Virtue
and at the Annual Retreat of the Jacksonville Professor Jeffrey Harrison, and Inculpation:
Stan Huguenin, Director Bankruptcy Bar in Sawgrass Oct. 26. Davis was Friday (Sept. 21) noon Both e
of Communications. chief drafter of the new law, and played an active events will be in the Faculty Punishment"
Editor: Debra Amirin, role in the four-year legislative process. The law Dining Room.
Associate Director of goes into effect Oct. 1.______
Communications. Assistant Professor Jonathan Cohen's article
Christine Williams, Enrichment events include presentations from
Program Assistant. "When People are the Means: Negotiating with faculty from UF and elsewhere, and range in scope
Sanjeev Sirpal, Respect" has been published in the from scholarship to teaching techniques and faculty
Editorial Assistant. Georgetown Journal of Legal productivity. (Complete and current schedule at
Ethcs." (Reprint in Faculty Lounge.) www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/enrichment.shtml/.)
Deadine: 10 a.m. aAttendance by those other than UF faculty or staff
Deadline: 10 a.m. Professor Stuart Cohn's article, should be coordinated through Associate Dean
Tuesday for the next "The Impact of Securities Laws on Christopher Slobogin, 392.2266.
week's newsletter. Developing Companies: Would the Cohen
E-mail news to Wright Brothers Had Gotten Off the Professor Christopher Slobogin
flalaw@law.ufl.edu, Ground?," 3 J. Small & Emerging will speak on "Prediction Science: A
or bring a disk Bus L 315 (1999), was selected by Legal Update" at the annual meeting
(PC format, text in the Securities and Exchange of the National Association of State
WordPerfect or Word, Commission as a discussion piece at Mental Health Directors Tuesday
including author's its annual Government-Business ohn (Sept. 25), in Cincinnati. Slobogin
name and contact Forum on Small Business Capital Assistant Dean for Admissions
information), to Formation in Washington, D.C. Michael Patrick was quoted on the
Communications, 288 Professor Juan Perea taught law school's fall enrollment statistics
Holland Hall. (Submit Constitutional Law to postgraduate on WRUF/AM 850, WRUF Classic
news for the student Mexican law students at the Escuela 89, and in the Independent Florida
newsletter, The Docket, Perea
newsletter, The ocket, Libre de Derecho in Mexico City Alligator. Patrick
to John Marshall Bar recently.
Association.)
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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW S EPTEMBER 17, 2001



Counselors
Available September Law Review Write-On Competition,
Those feeling 17 ELUL Program Informational Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., 190A HOL
stressed during these 12:40 p.m., 290 HOL Toastmasters, 5:20 p.m., 190C HOL
difficult days are JLPP Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 297 HOL Public Interest Environmental Conference
reminded to call upon Law Review Write-on Competition, Committee Meeting, 5:15 p.m., CGR
the law school's 5:30 7 p.m., 190C HOL Conference Room
Resurce Counselors. 18 IPTLA Meeting, 5:20 p.m., Cafeteria Honor Committee Meeting, 5:20 p.m.,
For information or an Toastmasters, 5:20 p.m.,190C HOL 290 HOL
appointment: Resource an Out-Law Meeting, 6 p.m., 312 HOL JMBA Meeting, 6 p.m., 190 HOL (Auditorium)
appounselor Heather Florida Board of Bar Examiners "250 day" LCC Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 292 HOL
Counselor Heregistration deadline for Spring entering class PAD Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 283 HOL
McWilliams, 244
Bruton-Geer Hall,
phone 392.7044, e-mail 3 A
heatherj@ufl.edu or
mcwillh@law.ufl.edu. In The Spotlight
Office hours: Monday Information as provided byfaculty and staff and by regular Faculty Events
2-6 p.m., Tuesday 2-6 searches ofnews media story reports. Faculty are invited to a
p.m., Thursday Professor Jeffrey Davis spoke at a Brown Bag Workshop by
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continuing Legal Education seminar Associate Dean Christopher
in Tampa last week on the new Slobogin on "Race-Based
FlaLaw is published to Florida Judgmen Lien Law. He wi Defenses" Tuesday (Sept. KyonHuigens,
Florida Judgment Lien Law. He will Yeshiva University
help inform and coor- speak on the same topic Sept. 29 to 18), 11:30 a.m., and to a Cardozo Law
dinate activities of the the Orange County Bankruptcy Bar Davis "Legal Theory Seminar: Law School, spoke
law school community. & Economics," presented by Sept. 7 on"Virtue
and at the Annual Retreat of the Jacksonville Professor Jeffrey Harrison, and Inculpation:
Stan Huguenin, Director Bankruptcy Bar in Sawgrass Oct. 26. Davis was Friday (Sept. 21) noon Both e
of Communications. chief drafter of the new law, and played an active events will be in the Faculty Punishment"
Editor: Debra Amirin, role in the four-year legislative process. The law Dining Room.
Associate Director of goes into effect Oct. 1.______
Communications. Assistant Professor Jonathan Cohen's article
Christine Williams, Enrichment events include presentations from
Program Assistant. "When People are the Means: Negotiating with faculty from UF and elsewhere, and range in scope
Sanjeev Sirpal, Respect" has been published in the from scholarship to teaching techniques and faculty
Editorial Assistant. Georgetown Journal of Legal productivity. (Complete and current schedule at
Ethcs." (Reprint in Faculty Lounge.) www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/enrichment.shtml/.)
Deadine: 10 a.m. aAttendance by those other than UF faculty or staff
Deadline: 10 a.m. Professor Stuart Cohn's article, should be coordinated through Associate Dean
Tuesday for the next "The Impact of Securities Laws on Christopher Slobogin, 392.2266.
week's newsletter. Developing Companies: Would the Cohen
E-mail news to Wright Brothers Had Gotten Off the Professor Christopher Slobogin
flalaw@law.ufl.edu, Ground?," 3 J. Small & Emerging will speak on "Prediction Science: A
or bring a disk Bus L 315 (1999), was selected by Legal Update" at the annual meeting
(PC format, text in the Securities and Exchange of the National Association of State
WordPerfect or Word, Commission as a discussion piece at Mental Health Directors Tuesday
including author's its annual Government-Business ohn (Sept. 25), in Cincinnati. Slobogin
name and contact Forum on Small Business Capital Assistant Dean for Admissions
information), to Formation in Washington, D.C. Michael Patrick was quoted on the
Communications, 288 Professor Juan Perea taught law school's fall enrollment statistics
Holland Hall. (Submit Constitutional Law to postgraduate on WRUF/AM 850, WRUF Classic
news for the student Mexican law students at the Escuela 89, and in the Independent Florida
newsletter, The Docket, Perea
newsletter, The ocket, Libre de Derecho in Mexico City Alligator. Patrick
to John Marshall Bar recently.
Association.)
F laLaw

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