Summer study in Cape Town
 Inside the Law School
 Thursday luncheon features attorney,...
 Students can lean from firm's hiring...
 Eating disorders not uncommon in...
 College of Law calendar


Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00072281/00045
 Material Information
Title: Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
Portion of title: Flalaw
Physical Description: Serial
Creator: Levin College of Law
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: <Gainesville FL> College of Law Communications Office 1997-
Creation Date: November 12, 2001
Frequency: weekly
completely irregular
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
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.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002311766
notis - ALR5129
System ID: UF00072281:00045

Table of Contents
    Summer study in Cape Town
        Page 1
    Inside the Law School
        Page 2
    Thursday luncheon features attorney, ETELS highlights
        Page 3
    Students can lean from firm's hiring criteria
        Page 4
    Eating disorders not uncommon in legal profession
        Page 5
    College of Law calendar
        Page 6
Full Text

Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 13 November 12, 2001

Last Fall FlaLaw Summer Study in Cape Town First Annual Children's
FlaLaw will be pub- Students are encouraged to attend an information-
lished for the last time this al meeting on the Summer Study Abroad Program in Conference Dec. 7-8
semester Nov. 26. (We Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday (Nov. 15), 12:40 Scholars from
will not publish Nov. 19, p.m., 190C Holland Hall. Students who have partici- across the country
the week of the Thanks- pated in the program will share their experiences and will join with Levin
giving holidays.) FlaLaw answer questions. Refreshments will be served. For College of Law and
will resume weekly information: Center for the Study of Race and Race University of Florida
publication Jan. 14. Relations Assistant Director Desta Meghoo-Peddie academicians Dec. 7-
(meghoo@law.ufl.edu, 392.5013) or Student Affairs 8, to participate in the
Coordinator Noemar Castro (castro@law.ufl.edu, first annual confer-
392.0421). ence of the law
school's Center on
Long Term Emergency Loans Children and the
Applications for fall Lewis Memorial Long Term Law.
Emergency Loans ($500) are available in the Student "Defending Childhood Developing a Child-
Affairs Office and will be accepted through Nov. 26. Centered Law and Policy Agenda" is headed by
Applicants must: UF's David H. Levin Chair in Family Law
Chief Justice Speaks 1. Have atleast a 2.00 GPA and be Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, and will be held
at Commencement registered for at least 12 credit hours. at the UF Hotel & Conference Center.
2. Have a co-signer who is "financially Jaap Doek, Chairman of the U. N. Committee
Chief Justiceoe of te stable," not a student or spouse, and not on Rights of the Child and Professor of Child &
Florida Supreme Court retired, semi-retired or unemployed. Family Law at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, is
Charles Wells will 3. Attend UF Spring 2002 Semester. a featured participant along with 17 other national
speak at the Levin Within one week of submitting a com- scholars including representatives of Cornell
College of Law's Fal pleted request form, University Financial and universities of Virginia, Pittsburgh,
2001 Commencement Wells Services will mail a loan application to Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, George Washington,
at the Curtis M. Phillips your local address as it is listed on ISIS. Indiana, Ohio State and Northwestern. Six UF
Center for the Performing Arts,
Center for the Performing Arts, Completed applications must be returned faculty and 15 from the College of Law also will
Saturday, Dec. 22. Graduating o ,- ,
Saturday, Dec. 22. Graduating to University Financial Services at S-107 be featured.
tudents should arrve at 8 a.m.; Criser Hall. See Financial Aid Director "Scholars from many fields including law,
ceremony begins at 9 a.m. The
Sb Trish Varnes in Student Affairs for details medicine, sociology, history, psychology and
event is open to the public.
t ist te uon how this loan will affect your spring education will share perspectives about critical
For the first time, a "Brunch .
Re fr t financial aid. issues facing children and youth," Woodhouse
Reception" for graduates, their fam- said.
ilies and friends, alumni and faculty "Advocating for Children" Additional information is available from
will follow the ceremony.
low te creonJoin Guardian Ad Litem Program Woodhouse and law school Director of
Invitations in graduating tuden Director Kim Berchen for a roundtable Conference Planning Barbara DeVoe
library flders.) RSV by Monday, luncheon discussion on "Advocating for (devoe@law.ufl.edu/392.8070).
Nov. 26. For information or to ,,
2. Fr in tion or t the Best Interests of Children," Thursday
RSVP: Debbie Kelley, Dean's Suite,
RSVP: Debbie Ke D s S (Nov. 15), 12:40 p.m., CGR Conference
(Announcements continue page 3)



Reference Tips
Looking for general
reference sources such as New Book on Gypsy Laws Children: The Challenges of Child-
almanacs, encyclopedias, Explains Misunderstood Culture Centered Practice," brings together
dictionaries, and gazat- One thousand years ago, the Gypsies, or Roma, academics from divinity, medical and
teers? Go to Internet left India, and took with them a set of law schools to reflect on ethical
Resources at www.law.ufl. beliefs and unwritten law so different issues involved in representing and
edu/resources and look at from those outside their culture that working with children. Woodhouse
"Non-legal" and "Legal they ever since have been the target of Professor Lars Noah's article, "Civil
Reference." discrimination, persecution, stereotyp- Jury Nullification," was published in
For an extensive list of ing, forced assimilation and violence. Werauch Iowa Law Review. (Copy in Faculty
links covering a wide vari- That is according to a new book, Lounge.) As a member of the
ety of topics from Arabic Gypsy Law: Romani Legal Traditions and Culture, Institute of Medicine's expert com-
Studies to Zoology, go to edited by Walter O. Weyrauch, Distinguished mittee on evaluating the safety of Noah
the "A-Z List of All Professor and Stephen C. O'Connell Chair. dietary supplements, he recently
Internet Subject Guides" Weyrauch, who has spent many years studying the participated in a full-day public hearing
maintained by the UF Roma, said more than one million 'gypsies,' as they at the National Academy of Sciences in
Smathers Libraries, are commonly called, reportedly live in the United Washington, D.C.
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ States, and he believes it is time for society to Marshall M. Criser Eminent Scholar
subguide.html. begin understanding this historical people and their in Electronic Communications and
There is a vast amount unwritten laws. Administrative Law William Page's
of information accessible Many Gypsies, according to the book, are or article, Monopolization, Innovation
via the Internet. However, have been prominent in the professions, academia, and Consumer Wefare," (with Jo
the specific information public life and entertainment such as Charlie
Loptaka) was published in George Page
you want might not be Chaplin and Mother Teresa but ignorance and Loptaa was p e in e e
easy to find if your search misinformation about their culture cause members Washington Law Review. (Reprnts
returns 30,000 hits. Let to avoid identifying themselves as such. in Faculty Lounge.)
librarians do the work for Weyrauch said authorities quoted in the book Legal Research and Writing Assistant
you. Visit the Internet report historical criminalization of Gypsies by Director/Legal Skills Professor
Resources pages of the dominant cultures results in large part "because of Teresa Rambo lectured on
UF Libraries. their insistence on separateness. Evidence also "Persuasive Writing" to seventh
Christopher indicates because of deep rooted discrimination through 12th graders at Keystone
Vallandingham, against them, Gypsies tend to be prosecuted for Heights middle and high schools in Rambo
Reference Librarian, conduct that is treated with less severity or not October to help them prepare for the
Legal Information prosecuted at all if engaged in by members of the FCAT exam.
Center majority." Gerald A. Sohn Scholar/Trustee
Contributors to the book, published by the Research Fellow/Professor Jeffrey
University of California Press, are internationally Davis spoke at a meeting of the
known authorities on Gypsy culture from England, International Women's Insolvency
Finland, Canada and the United States. Two, lan and Reorganization Committee on
Hancock and Ronald Lee, are Gypsies. "Venue Choice in Large Public Davis
Bankruptcy Reorganization Cases"
(Complete news release at http://www.law.ufl. last month in conjunction with the
last month in conjunction with the
) National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.
SAffiliate Professor and Associate
In The Spotlight Director of the Environmental and
Information as provided byfaculty and staff and by regular Land Use Law Program James
searches of news media story reports. N s ws q d i
Nicholas was quoted in the
SDavid H. Levin Chair in Family Law Barbara StuartPort St. Lucie News about
Bennett Woodhouse will be keynote speaker at a
proposed Martin County changes Nicholas
conference at Southern Methodist University in i roth manamnt a.
in growth management law.
Dallas this week. The conference, "Honor Thy

F laLaw



(Announcements, continued) LAW T-Shirts
Room. Space is limited, so RSVP to delainea@ The Law Association
ufl.edu as soon as possible. The event is sponsored for Women (LAW) is
by the CGR Public Service Law Fellows, funded by offering a one-time only
the Florida Bar Foundation IOTA Program. opportunity to purchase a
"Thursday Lun n F ures Don't start with me, I'm
Thursday Luncheon Features (or my wife/sister/son,
Attorney, ETELS Highlights etc. is) a lawyer" t-shirt.
Professor and Director of the Estates & Trusts "University of Florida
Practice Certificate Program C. Douglas Miller and College of Law" is on the
the Estates, Trust and Elder Law Society (ETELS) back. Shirts are gray with
will host an informational luncheon Thursday (Nov. navy blue printing. A full
15), 12:40 p.m., Faculty Dining Room. Information list of slogans is posted
will be provided on the Estates and Trust Certificate Trial Team Final Four on LAW's bulletin board,
Program, probate internships and the benefits of Trial Team Final Four Competitors Juan near first-floor restrooms.
ETELS membership. Perez (2L, left) and Ken Grace (2L) watch as Orders taken by e-mail
Luncheon speaker will be attorney Carla LaShawnda Jackson (3L) takes the podium at (dhenrich@ufl.edu) until
DeLoach Bryant, a sole practitioner whose practice the UF Trial Team Final Four Competition. The 9 p.m. Friday (Nov. 16).
is limited to estate planning, probate and corporate event was the culmination of this semester's intra- Shirts are $15 each or two
law. Bryant, a part-time student in UF's LL.M. in mural competition among all 45 new and return- for $25. Delivery in time
Taxation program, is an honors program graduate of ing members. The Honorable William Wagner, for the holidays.
the University of Central Florida (1996). She gradu- U.S. Magistrate, presided. Jackson and Bradley
ated with honors from Stetson College of Law in Harper (2L), the prosecution, won the event,
1998, and opened her practice in 1999 at age 23. judged by three partners and two associates from
the Tallahassee law firm of Rumberger Kirk &
Phi Alpha Delta Food Drive Caldwell. Harper also was named Best Advocate.
Help local veterans celebrate the holidays Grace noted that, "Trial Team members are
donate items through Phi Alpha Delta Legal sharp, bright and well-rounded. Participation
Fraternity International's annual food drive, provides a great forum to develop your advocacy
Tuesday-Friday (Nov. 13-16). Place non-perishable skills, and helps you practice thinking quickly in
food, canned goods and toiletries in "PAD" collec- difficult situations."
tion boxes located throughout the law school.
Donations benefit the Gainesville Veteran's Home.
For information: Mauri K. Hawkins "Breakfast on the Plaza"
(mkhb@yahoo.com). Sponsored by Alachua County Coalition

Public Interest Conference Meeting for the Homeless and Hungry
The Public Interest Environmental Conference Wednesday (Nov. 14), 9-11:30 a.m.
Committee will meet Tuesday (Nov. 13), 5:15 p.m., Downtown Community Plaza
CGR Conference Room. Their next meeting will be Everyone welcome. Blankets, jackets, sweaters
Nov. 27, same time/place. For information: Nicole and/or new underwear and socks needed to be
Kibert (nck@uf. edu). distributed to the homeless.

'Kiss the Pig' Contest
JMBA and BLSA's annual "Kiss the Pig" canned ELULS Meeting
food drive contest ends Nov. 20. Bring in canned T a L U
The Environmental and Land Use Law Society
food to the JMBA Office to benefit the needy this
will meet Nov. 20, 5:15 p.m., 292 Holland Hall. All
holiday season. Each can counts as a vote toward
are welcome. For information: Regina Fegan
getting professors Joseph Little, D.T. Smith, Don
Peters, Teresa Rambo or Assistant Dean Patrick (rfeganuf.edu).
Shannon to kiss a pig. The college is competing
against all other Florida law schools to see who can
collect the most pounds of canned food.
F laLaw



Students Can Learn From Firm's Hiring Criteria
From the national lawfirm ofAkerman Senterfitt
The Centerfor Career Services asked leading legal firms to offer insight into their hiring processes.
This is second in a series.
The following were Each year, Akerman Senterfitt receives a These criteria help the firm focus on qualities
'LEXIS-ween' winners: multitude of resumes for summer and entry-level that demonstrate skills and attributes needed to
* Best LEXIS costume associate positions. The firm has developed a set succeed in a large law firm environment where
Deborah Delao, $50 of hiring criteria to assist in making these difficult cases are complex, transactions large, work (and
* Wilbert's gift certifi- selections. clients) demanding, and work-product standards
cates Cindy Clenney, Akerman Senterfitt hiring criteria in the are high.
Lani Horowitz, Lisa A resume review begins with a look at the
resume review process:
Sandler, Juan Tabio Distinguished academic record applicant's academic record. We look for strong
Distinguished academic record.
and Janine Tonerclerkship, jurnal and writing and performance in both law and undergraduate
S. Moot court, clerkship, journal and writing and
* Coffee maker Tiffan work experience, extracurricular activities schools, and take into consideration academic
work experience, extracurricular activities.
Fernandez prestige of the institution. We do not pay attention
SCup/st rk* Diverse, well-rounded individuals with a
SCupsshirts Frank excelenceto LSAT scores because LSAC indicated they are
commitment to excellence.
Garcia, Rose merely predictors of law school performance.
Wildman, Sara Intellectual property candidates must have a tech-r
dman, Sara .Instead, we focus on law school and undergraduate
Kintzler, Mark nical degree in engineering or computer science Instead, we focus law school and undergraduate
grades and any academic honors or awards.
Brionez, Lisset (software) or an advanced biotechnical degree.
rinez, isseWhile grades are important, they are not the
Gonzalez, Joe sole determining interview factor. We want stu-
Launikitis, Dana dents who can produce quality work under pres-
Keane, Rinat Hadas, .
Kane, Rinat s, Application Tips sure with competing time demands. We look at
Allison Gluvna,
Herman Felton, Carla Tailor your cover letter to the employer. academic performance in light of the student's
Spence, Jon Gurney, Specifically state to which offices you are part-time work schedule and participation in
Allison Paige, Dorsey applying; employers want to know you have extracurricular activities. Membership in organiza-
Miller, Jay-Jay narrowed your location choices based on tions is not as impressive as leadership or other
Janabajal, Naa Oyoo long-term interests. participatory roles.
Quartey, Starletta Third-year students should state practice area We also look for evidence of strong writing
Roberts, Dana interests, and narrow their focus to either skills and comprehensive researching ability. This
Gryniuk, Kelly Daoud, transactional or litigation practice. could be participation on law review, receipt of an
Daniel Setlow, Alero Note ties to employer's location on both award for best brief, honors or recognition in the
Alajuku, Nathan resume and cover letter; they may become first-year writing class, legal work experience or
Searles, Bill Ward, separated. demanding writing experiences.
Cherie Lang and Inform an employer ifyou plan to be in town. The ability to articulate and think on one's feet
Dustin Anderson. You are more likely to pick up initial inter- is quite important. Moot court participation or rec-
views if you demonstrate sincerity of your ognized achievement in trial technique/negotiation/
interest by visiting employers. arbitration competition demonstrates the ability to
Spell the employer and contact's name communicate clearly and concisely. Participation
correctly throughout the letter.
Son a debate team or theater experience also may
Spell check your resume and cover letter. a a .
show an ability to communicate well.
Have them reviewed by Career Services.
Have them reviewed by Career Services. Rounding out our process is a review for spe-
Fancy folders or binding application materials .o se
SF cific hiring criteria, and looking for qualities that
waste resources and complicate recuiters'
roessi sice materials must e cie will add value to our practice, including language
processing, since materials must be copied,
scanned and distributed. skills, diversity, varied cultural perspectives and in-
Sdepth overseas exposure.

F laLaw



Eating Disorders Not Uncommon in Legal Profession
By Heather McWilliams, Resource Counselor

As the end of the semester draws near, school-
related stress can prevent you from eating properly.
Some people may find an upset stomach due to
anxiety is causing loss of appetite. Others may
forget to eat or purposely not eat because they feel
they don't have time. Either way, poor eating
habits can harm your body and your mind.
Eating disorders are more likely to occur dur-
ing times of stress. An article in a recent Florida
Bar News states eating disorders are equally pres-
ent among lawyers as the general population.
Eating disorders are probably under-reported by
lawyers and law students because they are not as
likely to seek help as others. The article,
er4. Eating disorders result in less professional
"Attorneys and eating disorders," discusses four
impairment than alcoholism or other chemi-
common myths lawyers employ as a way of deny- cal dependence. Prolonged periods of
ing the presence of an eating disorder: looking S p
over/under-eating can have serious detrimental
effects on a person's body. Also, eating disorders
1. Eating disorders are uncommon and are
may act as a catalyst to the formation of other
extreme forms of a disease. The reality is that may actas a catalyst to the formation of other
eating disorders are very common in people compulse be iors mov
under large amounts of stress. A person does not
have to be extremely thin or "anorexic" looking
So what should you do to stay healthy?
to have an eating disorder. People who are in theon t i o o
early or middle stage of an eating disorder can't Eating regular, balanced meals is the best way to
be distinguished from a person with normal eat- Legal no n
ing patterns. Without food, your brain cannot function at its Videos/DVDs
optimal level. Ifyou have questions about how to Relocated
eat healthy or about eating disorders, you can see a
2. People with eating disorders are underweight. The collection of pop-

3. Women constitute the majoatty of individuUFs Ira VHS videos and
Some with eating disorderMen nutritionist at the UF Infirmary (free-of-charge o ular movies and documen-

admit or identify that their eating patters are not Resource Counselor Heather McWilliams, 244 for browsing and circula-
weight. Compulsive eating is one symptom of an contact your Resource Counselor. You also can taries previously located
ormal. Male anore a blm ote subscribe to an interactive listserv, "he Healthy on the first floor of the
eating disorder. Remember that the problem is
eain Lawyer," at www.fla-lap qls mhealthylawyer.html. Legal Information Center
not about a person's weight, but rather about
tiiatin r their eating hait h 2-6 p.m, 2-6 p.m, has been relocated to
Thursday 8 a Media Services, second
floor Bruton-Geer Hall.
3. Women constitute the majority of individuals The VHS videos and
with eating disorders. Men are less likely to For information or to make an appointment: DVDs are still available
admit or identify that their eating patters are not Resource Counselor Heather McWilliams, 244 for browsing and circula-
normal. Male anorexics and bulimics often Bruton-Geer Hall, phone 392.7044, e-mail tion to students, staff and
remain in denial by using athletic activity as a heatherj@ufl.edu or mcwillh@law.ufl.edu. Office faculty. For information:
justification for their eating habits. hours: Monday 2-6 p.m., Tuesday 2-6 p.m., Assistant in Media
Thursday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Services Brian Burns



Check out the new
Chec u the For more events: http://www.law.ufl.edu/calendar/
site for the Center on
Children and the November BLSA-Diverstiy Task Force, 10:30-3 p.m.,
Children and the vem er
13 Miami Herald Writer/Columnist Andres Concourse
Law: WWW.law. Openheimer, 3 p.m., Faculty Meeting Room Info Session on Estates and Trust Certificate,
ufl.edu/centers/. Toastmasters, 5:20 p.m., 190C HOL ETELS, 12:40 p.m., Faculty Dining Room
Faculty Brown Bag Workshop, 12:45 p.m., EASLS, 4:10 p.m., 190C HOL
Also available are Faculty Dining Room, Lyrissa Lidsky, 16 Faculty Enrichment, noon, Faculty Dining
past issues of FlaLaw "Cybergossip or Securities Fraud?: A first Room. Professor Pat Dilley will present, "The
(in fl color) as well Amendment Guide" Many Faces of Equity: The Effects of Social
ull colo Toastmasters, 5:20 pm., 190C HOL Security Privatization for Women and Minority
as other law school Public Interest Environmental Conference Workers."
materials. Click on Committee Meeting, 5:15 p.m., CGR 19 *BarBri-lst Year Review Lecture Video,
"Publications." Conference Room 6:30-9:30 p.m., 190A HOL
u JMBA Meeting, 6 p.m., Auditorium JLPP Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 297 HOL
LCC Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL 20 Environmental and Land Use Society
PAD Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 190C HOL Meeting, 5:15 p.m., 292 HOL
14 Law Review-Elections & General Board Toastmasters, 5:20 p.m., 190C HOL
Meeting, 5:30 9:30 p.m., 297 HOL Faculty Lunch Social, noon, Faculty Dining
15 Informational Meeting, Summer Study in Room
Cape Town, 12:40 p.m., 190C HOL LCC Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL
"Advocating for Children" Roundtable PAD Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 190C HOL
Luncheon, 12:40 p.m., CGR Conference Room 26 CARIBLAW Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Auditorium
FlaLaw is published to
help inform and coor-
dinate activities of the Seminar Features
law school community. Andres Openheimer

Stan Huguenin, Director Miami Herald Writer/Columnist
of Communications.
Editor: Debra Amirin,
Associate Director of Tuesday (Nov. 13), 3 p.m.
Associate Director of
Communications. Faculty Meeting Room
Christine Williams, w
Program Assistant. Miami Herald writer/columnist Andres
Jake Hannaway, Openheimer will be featured Tuesday as part of
Editorial Assistant. a UF College of Law seminar on Trade, Labor
eadline 10 a. and Environment in the Americas. All students
esd for te welcome. Oppenheimer's syndicated column, Jake Hannawaylditoral Assistant
Tuesday for the nextA
"The Oppenheimer Report," appears twice a week 'Legitimacy Into Legality'
week's newsletter in The Miami Herald and more than 40 U.S. and
E-mail news to Latin American newspapers. He was a member of Wisconsin Law School Professor Jane
flalaw@law.ufl.edu, the Herald team that w the 1987 Puitzer prize Larson (left, greeting Professor Juan Perea),
or bring a disk for uncovering the Iran-Contra scandal; won two presented "'Making Legitimacy into Legality" as
(PC format, text in Inter-American Press Association awards for a faculty enrichment presentation Oct. 26. Larson
WordPerfect or Word, investigative reporting and column writing in proposes a legal mechanism to confer secure title
including author's 1989 and 1994; and was given the 1997 award for to homesteaders in informal housing settlements
name and contact print reporting of the National Association of called "colonias" located on the U.S.- Mexico
information), to Hispanic Journalists. He has been profiled in borderlands. The proposal would impact more
Communications, 288 Forbes Media Guide of the most influential U.S. than 80,000 households and half a million
Holland Hall. (Submit journalists, in 1998 won Columbia University's people.
news for the student Maria Moors Cabot Award, and has written a Also visiting with Larson before her presenta-
newsletter, The Docket, number of award-winning, best-selling books. tion were Professors Berta Hernandez-Truyol
to John Marshall Bar (left) and Barbara Bennett Woodhouse.