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Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 16 January 22, 2002
College Surpasses Goal for Facilities Construction
M ajor Law Thanks to widespread support from alumni
Conferences throughout Florida and the nation, as well as from
Scheduled law firms, faculty, friends and law students, the
Four major confer- Levin College of Law exceeded its goal to raise $5
ences i iona mpi- million by the end of 2001 toward a $25 million
cations are planned in the construction project to begin this year.
next r90 days: Through leadership of W.C. Gentry '71,
"Industry is from Mars, Jacksonville, chairman of the Law Center
Environmentalists are Association Board of Trustees Building Campaign Work will begin soon on an expanded College of Law
from Venus: Committee, and hundreds of alumni volunteers library and new Student/Faculty Center.
Reconciling Our from the Board of Trustees and the law school representatives serving on the Alumni Council,
Differences on Earth," Alumni Council, more than $6.3 million was raised headed by Bruce Harris '93, who supported the
the Eighth Annual Public by Jan. 4, 2002 topping the goal by $1,311,000. campaign and helped to secure gifts from class-
Interest Environmental "We mark a new year and a new era at our col- mates and colleagues throughout Florida, Georgia,
Conference, Feb. 14-16, lege today," said Dean Jon Mills. "Our alumni and and around the nation, for their leadership.
J. Wayne Reit Union. friends joined together to prove their commitment "Generous support from UF law faculty also
for "Leveraging Technology to the future of this distinguished institution, and to played a major role in this campaign, as it has in
Business Growth," First our students and faculty. We now will have facili- prior fund-raising campaigns," Mills said.
Annual Law and ties that reflect the tremendous educational quality Mills noted the leadership and initiative of UF
Technology Conference, and opportunities that we offer at UF." President Charles Young and Provost David
Feb. 21-22, Hyatt Mills said the campaign was marked by "an out- Colburn in directing university funds to supple-
Regency, Miami. pouring of grass roots support by more than 500 ment the private fund-raising effort.
"Terrorism and the alumni, faculty, staff, friends and students includ- "With the $6.3 million we raised and compara-
Money Trail," a sympo- ing a "Class Gift" from the Fall 2001 graduating ble state matching funds, plus $12.6 million pro-
sium dedicated to victims class, and combined gifts from several UF law stu- vided by President Young and UF, we soon will be
of the "Attack on dent organizations. Every gift, regardless of size, able to break ground on the library addition
America," March 11-12, made a difference in this campaign and helped to (Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center) and the
Center. put us past our goal." Student/Faculty Academic Center," Mills said.
"Race and Race Mills praised Board of Trustees Chairs "Finally we will have first-class facilities to match
Relations: Perspectives Marybeth McDonald '82 and Richard M. our first-class students and faculty."
and Recommen- "Robie" Robinson '66 and the nearly 200 class
dations," Third Annual
Conference of the Center Law Review Writing Competition Moot Court Seminar Today
for the Study of Race and Florida Law Review will meet regarding its The Justice Campbell Thomal Moot Court Team
Race Relations, March spring 2002 writing competition today (Jan. 22), 6 will host a Brief Writing Seminar today (Jan. 22),
21-22, J. Wayne Reitz
21-U n WUniverity p.m., 190 Holland Hall (Auditorium). The Review 6:30 p.m., 190C Holland Hall, and a Q&A session
Union and University
Auditorium. encourages all third-semester students who have for spring 2002 tryout competitors Thursday, Jan. 31,
passed both Legal Research & Writing and Appellate 6:30 p.m., 190C Holland Hall. For information:
Advocacy and maintained a 2.0 GPA to participate. LaKesia Mosley, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Competitors who are selected will be extended an 377.3366.
invitation to join the Review. (Announcements continue page 2)
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. L EVIN COLLEGE OF LAW JANUARY 22, 2002
Dm Resume Review Today particularly for first-year students, to learn about
Students are encouraged to bring resumes to the volunteer opportunities.
Thinking about a Center for Career Services today (Jan. 22) during
career in tax? Sports? "Walk-In Resume Review," 8:30-11:15 a.m. Prosecutors' Minority Recruitment
Corporate law? Job Fair Jan. 25
The Second Annual Mandatory Externship Meeting The 2002 Prosecutors' Minority Recruitment
Carer Development There will be a mandatory summer/fall 2002 Job Fair will be held Friday (Jan. 25) in
Conference will take
nerence w tae extemship orientation meeting Wednesday (Jan. Jacksonville at the Florida Coastal School of Law.
place a the UF Hotel and 23), Bailey Courtroom, 10:20-11:20 a.m. Ifyou are See Jessie Howell in the Center for Career
Conference Center Feb.
Conerene Cener F interested in an externship for summer or fall 2002 Services for additional information.
16. The conference will
you MUST attend this meeting. Ifyou cannot, con-
eature panels and a tact Laura Traynham in Career Services for an On-Campus Interviews (OCI)
reception with attomeys
reception with attoeys appointment between Jan. 23rd and Feb. 1st. Resume drop for OCI begins 9 a.m., Monday,
from around the state to
from around he sate Jan. 28. Open times for resume submittal are
provide students with an Bar Fellowship Deadline Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and
opportunity to leam
oppo o lm Deadline to apply for the Florida Bar Thursday, 9 a.m.-Noon. See the Center for Career
about different legal
abou differen ll Foundation 2002 Legal Services Summer Services for more information.
careers. Lunch will be
res. h Fellowship Program is Jan. 31. Applications
provided. available in Career Services. Missed ICAN Orientations?
For information, or to
onteer iat the ionfer- If you missed the ICAN Orientations and wish
nence: Jesica Callow, Symposium Time Change to participate in On-Campus Interviews or view
ence: Jessa C w, The Eighth Annual Pro Bono Symposium will online job listings, pick up a packet in the Center
be held at noon Friday, Feb. 1, in the Bailey for Career Services and arrange to view a video
Courtroom. This is an excellent opportunity, tape of the presentation.
'Teach For (Announcements, from page 1) in its spring 2002 write-on competition. Introductory
America' Scholarships Available meetings will be held Wednesday (Jan. 23) at 5:30
Representatives from Continuing Student Scholarships ($1,000-$1,500) p.m. and Thursday (Jan. 24) at 12:40 p.m., in 290
'Teach For America' will for second- and third-year law students and eligibili- Holland Hall. For infonation: FJIL Student Works
be at UF Jan. 29-31 for ty requirements are listed on the Financial Aid Edtor Lisa Davis Ldais aol.com.
classroom presentations bulletin board. Applications can be obtained from JTLP General Meetin
and information sessions. Student Affairs, and must be retumed by Friday,
Teach For America is the Feb. 8. (Current scholarship recipients should note The Journal of Technology Law & Policy will
national corps that asks they are eligible to receive only one scholarship meet Thursday (Jan. 24), 5:10 p.m., 290 Holland
outstanding and diverse from the law school during a semester.) Hall. Topics include selecting new assistant editors
ousanding and dive and discussing the upcoming write-on competition.
recent college graduates
to commit two years to JMBA Representative Elections For information: Editor-in-Chief Robert
to commit two years to JIBA Represeniatve Elections
teach in urban and rural The John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) will Thornburg, email@example.com.
public schools and elect six new JMBA representatives today (Jan. 22), Trial Tam Honor Forms Due
become lifelong leaders 6 p.m., 190B Holland Hall. This is a good opportu-
in ensuring that children nity, particularly for first-semester students, to have Second- and third-semeser students interested in
have an equal chance in a voice in law school student govemment. Reps sharpening advocacy skills by competing on Trial
life. coordinate community service projects, plan social Team should turn in Team Honor Forms by 5 p.m.,
Faculty able to allo- events, give students access to outlines and other Thursday (Jan. 24), in the Trial Team Office. For
cate 10 minutes of class- student services, and influence the future of the col- information: Shawntoyia Grier, firstname.lastname@example.org.
room time Jan. 29-31 for lege through service on faculty-student committees.
Join JMBA for a Night on the Town
a presentation on Teach
For America should con- FJIL Write-On Competition JMBA is sponsoring a night on the town for its
tact: Brian Dassler, The Florida Journal oflnternational Law invites members Thursday (Jan. 24), and invites you to join
email@example.com. second- through fifth-semester students to participate (Announcements continue page 4)
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW JANUARY 22, 2002
Committee, and will put on a full- Many people fnd it
Many people find it
day "Fundamentals of International hard to manage time
Business Law" panel at the ABA effectively because it
effectively because it
International Law Section spring taes so much planning
meeting. He traveled in recent and commitment.
months to Washington and New York GordonThe best way to free
for a deposition and hearing involving the up time is by doubling up
Guatemalan telecommunications system and on activities. Also:
issues of jurisdiction, and also has served in Include study times in
Photo byAngie Brown Mexico City on a NAFTA panel on a case involv- planning. Specify times
ing urea imports from Russia and the U.S. He for outlining, briefing or
Staff Receive Productivity Awards was appointed arbitrator in Miami in a dispute reading. Let others know
Former UF President John Lombardi (back) between entitites in Canada and Venezuela. He is these times are reserved.
recently presented three Legal Information Center now preparing for a Washington NAFTA panel. Accomplish minor tasks
staff with 2001 Davis Productivity Awards for their during study breaks. You
contributions to the state and UF. Marie Wolfe Stephen C. O' Connell Chair Jeffrey should take at least one
(center) was honored for assuming additional Harrison was quoted in the Los 5-15 minute study break
duties for 11 months while the incumbent was on Angeles Times about legal experts every hour. Use that
medical leave. Janet Williams (right) and Melissa dominaing trial testimony. In May, time to return calls,
Ware (second from left, who has since taken check e-mail, errands or
another job at UF), were honored for assuming e a e a h chores.
Sorbonne Pantheon in Paris, Harrison c
additional duties of unpacking, cataloging records, r Reduce driv g time by
and repacking 700 boxes of books (about 11,000 e e deiver a ta o a re-planning. For exam-
volumes) for shipment to the new law school at and behavioral economics and ple, take workout
Florida Intemational University. Also present at consult with graduate students. clothes with you to
the awards presentation were Legal information school so you can stop
Center Director Betty Taylor (left), and Assistant Legal Skills Professor Tracy Rambo at the gym on your way
Director, Technical Services, Mae Clarke (second placed third in Women's Epee at the home.
from right). Space Coast Fencing Toumament in Be creative while plan-
Davis Productivity Awards honor innovation, Cocoa Beach. Rambo ning and managing time.
creativity and smart work that measurably increase Contact me for assistance
performance and productivity in the delivery of *Assistant Professor Jonathan Cohen creating a schedule that
state services and products. The awards include was interviewed by National Public maximizes your time.
plaques, certificates of commendation and other Radio's Marketplace Moming Report
public recognition, and cash awards of $100 to concering apology in the workplace For information or an
$2,500. The Florida Council of 100, state of and new laws addressing apologies, appointment: Resource
Florida, and TaxWatch began administering the Cohen Counselor Heather
awards in 1989, and have recognized nearly 5,000 McWilliams, 244 Bruton-
individuals and work units for adding $3.4 billion Professor Steven Willis spoke on Geer Hall, phone 392.7044,
to the value of state services. Family Law Tax Issues at the January e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
mid-year meeting of The Florida Bar email@example.com.
In The Spotlight in Miami. Office hours: Monday, 10
a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday, 9
Information as provided by faculty and staff and by Willis a.m.-6 pm.; Tusday,
a.m.-2 p.m.; Thursday, 10
regular searches ofnews media story reports. Associate Dean and Stephen C. a.m.- pm.
O'Connell Professor Christopher
Chesterfield Smith Professor Michael Gordon Slobogin was quoted in the Florida
was appointed Co-Chair of the ABA Intemational Times-Union on the Frank Valdez
Law Section's Intemational Transactions murder case.
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW JANUARY 22, 2002
Memorial For more events: http://www.law.ufl.edu/calendar/
Service January 24 Summer Abroad in France Informational
A memorial service 22 Law Review Open Write-On Competition Meeting, 12:40 p.m., 190C HOL
for Marge Baker will be Meeting, 6-8 p.m., 190 HOL (Auditorium) Journal of Technology Law & Policy Meeting,
held at the University Moot Court Brief Writing Seminar, 6:30 p.m., 5:10 p.m., 290 HOL
Baughman Center a 4 190C HOL BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL
Baughman Center at 4 .
p.m. Friday (Jan. 25). Walk-In Resume Review, 8:30-11:15 a.m., Faculty Meeting, 12:40 p.m., Faculty Dining
pm. Center for Career Services Room
Baker passed away Dec. JMBA Representative Elections, 6 p.m., FJIL-Introductory Meeting for Write-On
22. She had worked as a 190B HOL Competition, 12:40 p.m., 290 HOL
secretary in Legal 23 FJIL-Introductory Meeting for Write-On LCC Council of Presidents, 6:30-7:30 p.m.,
Research and Writing Competition, 6:20 p.m., 290 HOL 283 HOL
since 1989. Her family Student Organization's Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., JMBA Night Out, 9 p.m., Begins at Fat Fat
asks that donations be Concourse Tuesday's
made to Hospice. S Summer/Fall 2002 Externship Orientation 25 Monday Classes Meet, Friday Classes
Meeting, 10:20-11:20 a.m., Bailey Courtroom Canceled
Public Interest Environmental Conference 29 Law Review Open Write-On Competition,
Meeting, 6 p.m., CGR Conference Room 5:30-7:30 p.m., 190 HOL (Auditorium)
(Announcements, from page 2) or letters expressing interest in the position to Dawn
them as they "crawl" downtown. The party begins at Henrichon before the Feb. 1 mid-year meeting,
FlaLaw is published to Fat Tuesday's at 9 p.m. Later destinations TBA. when she will present applicant information to the
help inform and coor- Refreshments provided. Cost is $2 for JMBA President-Elect. For information: Henrichon at
dinate activities of the members and $9 for non-members. For information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
law school community. Ben Diamond, email@example.com or 271.3010.
Toastmasters Meet Jan. 29
Stan Huguenin, Director Summer Program Meetings Students interested in building self-confidence
of Communications. The College of Law offers Summer Study and developing professional speaking skills are
Editor: Debra Amirin, Abroad Programs in Montpellier, France; Cape invited to attend the first Toastmasters meeting of
CommuniatDionsr o Town, South Africa; and San Jose, Costa Rica. the semester Jan. 29, 5:30 p.m., 190C Holland Hall.
Christine Williams, (Detailed information is available on the College of Refreshments served.
Program Assistant. Law Web site (www.law.ufl.edu, "Study Abroad.")
Jake Hannaway, Informational meetings on the programs will be: Guest Lecture On Western/Jewish
Editorial Assistant. France Thursday (Jan. 24), 12:40 p.m., 190C Legal Systems
Deadline: 10 a.mHolland Hall. All are invited to attend a guest lecture by Rabbi
Deadlne: 10 a. South Africa Thursday, Jan. 31, 12:40 p.m., Selis on differences between Westem and Jewish
Tuesday for the next 190A Holland Hall. legal systems Thursday, Jan. 31, 6 p.m., 290
week's newsletter. Costa Rica Thursday, Jan. 31, 1 p.m., 190C Holland Hall, sponsored by the Jewish Law Students
E-mail news to Holland Hall. Association and Hillel. Refreshments served.
firstname.lastname@example.org, For information: Student Affairs Coordinator
or bring a disk Noemar Castro (email@example.com, 392.0421). Study in the Netherlands
(PC format, text in Students can combine an exciting travel abroad
WordPerfect or Word, Environmental Committee Meets opportunity with their studies by spending a semes-
including author's The Public Interest Environmental Conference ter at Leiden University-Rijks Universitet in the
name and contact Planning Committee will meet Wednesday (Jan. 23) westem part of the Netherlands. UF students can
information), to and Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, 6 p.m., CGR apply for fall semester now. Applications are avail-
Communications, 288 Conference Room, 230 Bruton-Geer Hall. able in Student Affairs, and due by 4 p.m., Friday,
Holland Hall. (Submit Feb. 22. For information: Student Affairs
news for the student LAW/ABA Liaison Needed Coordinator Noemar Castro (392.0421,
newsletter, The Docket, Students interested in serving as liaison between firstname.lastname@example.org), or the Web at www.law.ufl.edu,
to John Marshall Bar the National Association of Women Lawyers and the under "Study Abroad." For information about
Association.) ABA's Law Student Division should send resumes Leiden University, go to www.leidenuniv.nl.