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Table of Contents
    Message from the Dean
        Page 1
    Center for Career Services
        Page 2
    Inside the Law School
        Page 3
    Career development conference scheduled Satuday
        Page 4
    President Young notes necessity of strategic planning, importance of Law School
        Page 5
    College of Law calendar
        Page 6
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Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 19 February 11, 2002


Pizza With 'Professor Sumo Wrestling'
The Dean Thursday at APALSA Event
Students are invited APALSA (Asian and Pacific American Law Reputations for excellence -
to ask questions and Student Association) invites you to join them as they for organizations and individuals
share suggestions and celebrate the Chinese New Year at the law school are a prodt of p oranc,
snare suggestions and are a product of performance,
opinions with Dean Jon Thursday (Feb. 14). Festivities welcoming the "Year pride and commitment. We take
Mills at a "Brown Bag" of the Horse" will include a feast at 12:40 p.m. of reat pride in our institution's fac-
luncheon Thursday (Feb. traditional foods from China, Japan, Korea, Laos, the ulty, staff and students we also
14), 12:40 p.m., Faculty Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and others. Music should take pride in the appear-
Dining Room. and sumo wrestling with professors for charity are ance of our facilities.
Complimentary pizza 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (donations benefit the Multiple Each week, our college is likely to be visited
provided. Sclerosis Society and the March of Dimes). For by judges, attorneys, media representatives and
information: Julie Siefkas (Vsiefkas@yahoo.com). other opinion leaders. The impression they form
of the law school influences the regard in which
JMBA Helps Patients they hold it. Just as you plan to look your best
JMBA will distribute valentines and play bingo for a court appearance or key interview, it also is
with 25 patients in the Eden Gardens Nursing important for the law school to look its best.
Home's Alzheimer's wing Thursday (Feb. 14). The Ultimately, how the UF College of Law is
group will meet at 1:15 p.m. in the law school court- perceived directly affects the professional reputa-
yard prior to leaving for the Gainesville home, and tions of all those affiliated with it students,
plan to visit for two to three hours. alumni, faculty and staff. When we look better,
February To participate in this community service project, you look better.
Conferences contact Rachael Zichella (335.5695 or The college recently made improvements -
* "Industry is from Mars, rzichella@hotmail. com). new lockers and carpeting in key areas, plants,
Environmentalists are renovated bathrooms, meeting rooms and office
from Venus: Reconciling Criminal Law Association Speaker space to our physical facilities. We also made
Our Differences on Earth," e C L A w m t mandatory safety changes that while needed
Eighth Annual Public The nal Lw A n mee toa presented challenges to keeping our campus
Interest Environmental (Feb 11) at 5:10 p.m., 190C HOL. Guest speaker clean and attractive.
Conference, Feb. 14-16. will be Stan Cushman, managing partner at Scrubbs We are now asking for your help, as we turn
(Go to: www.law.ufl.edu & Carmichael. Refreshments served. our attention to the law school's general appear-
news/releases/020204. ance and cleanliness. Just as we all are proud of
shtmi.) New International Business Choice the fact that we soon will have an expanded
* "Career Development Due to initiatives by student Stephanie Mickle library and academic facilities, we want to be
Conference," Feb. 16. and Director of International Trade Programs Steve equally proud ofour existing facilities and the
(See page 4) Powell, law students are now eligible for an exciting heritage and traditions they represent.
* "Leveraging Technology new program to complement the law school's inter- Please contact us with your comments and
for Extraordinary Business national offerings. The IB2020 Program at UF's suggestions, or share them with me at the "Pizza
Growth," First Annual Law Warrington College of Business offers a practical With the Dean" luncheon this Thursday (Feb.
and Technology Conference, way for law students interested in international busi- 14), 12:40 p.m., Faculty Dining Room. You
Miami, Feb. 21-22. (Go to: ness and trade to gain experience by helping Florida also may come by my office, or e-mail me
www.law.ufl.edu/news/ companies engage in business abroad. Through your ideas at mills@law.ufl.edu.
releases/020118.shtml.) (Announcements continue page 6) Jon L. Mills, Dean

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW FEBRUARY 11, 2002



Information on
Certificate Programs
in Environmental On-Campus Interviews Today U.S. District Court Externships
and Land Use Law, Spring OCI starts today (Feb. 11). Check boards If you are interested in externing with U.S.
outside Career Services for firm selections. District Court Judges Maurice Paul (J.D. '60) or
Intellectual Property Stephan Mickle (J.D. '70), note that Judge Paul is
Law, and Estates Discussion Groups Formed looking for SUMMER and FALL 2002, while
and Trusts Practice A discussion group for 1Ls on self-esteem as it Judge Mickle is looking for FALL 2002 only.
is available online relates to grades, strategies for success at law Indicate the semester you are applying for in your
at: www.law.ufl.edu/ school and other topics meets each Monday at 9 cover letter.
academics. a.m., Dean's Conference Room (third floor).
A discussion group for 3L's on finding a job in Probate Division Externships
today's economy, transitioning roles from student Professor Douglas Miller is offering 8th
Also available are to professional and other issues meets each Judicial Circuit Probate Division (Gainesville)
past issues of Tuesday at noon, Dean's Conference Room externships Summer and Fall 2002. Students must
FlaLaw (in full (third floor). Come meet other students preparing submit a resume and cover letter (addressed to
to transition from law school to work. Professor Miller), detailing their interest in Probate
color) as well as
A group for students contemplating alternative Law, classes taken and/or past experience in the
other law school careers or thinking of not practicing law meets area, and if they are in the certificate program, to
materials. Click on each Thursday at noon, Dean's Conference Career Services by Feb. 22.
"Publications." Room (third floor).



Apply by Feb. 22 for Environmental and Land Use Law Externships

The Levin College of Law's Environmental City of Jacksonville, General Counsel's Office-Real
and Land Use Law Program educates future Estate and Environmental Law
lawyers through an innovative approach that com- Seminole County Attorney's Office-Land Use,
bines the study of land use law with environmen- Environmental and Local Govemment Law
tal law, recognizing that many environmental St. John's River Water Management District,
problems are a consequence of inappropriate uses General Counsel's Office
of land. These issues are significant not just within Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Florida, but nationally and globally. Air and water The Ocean Conservancy
pollution, toxic and hazardous waste, endangered State of New Jersey, Hackensack Meadows
species protection and balancing of public health Development Commission, Legal Department
and environmental values against the protection of Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
private property interests are challenges that face Alachua County Attorney's Office-Land Use Law
every community. Graduates familiar with these City of Gainesville, Department of Community
issues are in high demand. Affairs-Land Use & Local Govemment
The following Environmental and Land Use Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide-International
Law externships are available for Summer and & Comparative Environmental Law
Fall 2002. Packets available in Career Services;
applications due by Feb. 22. For information on
Stay Connected National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration earning a certifi-
Regional Attorney's Office-Fisheries Law cate in Environ-
Via Hotline *The Nature Conservancy mental and Land
Daily e-mails via the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Director Alyson
Career Services Hotline and Natural Resources Division Flournoy (Flournoy
remind you of deadlines Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund law.ufledu), or go
and events. Sign up at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to: www.law.ufledu/
www. law. uf. educareer/ Florida Department of Transportation elulp/
resources/hotline.

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW FEBRUARY 11, 2002





In The Spotlight Legal Technology Institute Director [
Information as provided byfaculty andstaff andby Andrew Z. Adkins will speak at the
regular searches ofnews media story reports. ABA Government and Public Sector
Lawyers Division's Public Law
Assistant Professor Jonathan R. ie y
Assistt P r J n Office Management Conference in
Cohen recently made presentationsSan Antonio, Texas. Adkins
San Antonio, Texas.
at Marquette Law School on new
apology legislation, and advised pol-
icy-makers in Oklahoma concerning Communcations Office Adds
their proposed apology bill. Cohen Magazine to Responsibilities
SGro ha p ihd the In addition to producing FlaLaw and other
West Group has published the
t publications, and handling media relations and the
Second Edition of Unincorporated law school Web site, the Communications Office
Business Associations: Agency, has now been given responsibility for producing
Partnership and Limited Liability the college's alumni magazine,
the college's alumni magazine, p a
Companies, co-authored by Sam T. UFLawyer. The magazine's editor for
Dell Research Scholar Thomas Hurst 20 years, Denise Stobbie, was pro-
Hurst. moted to Associate Director in the
Professor Mary Twitchell's article, Office of Development and Alumni
"Why We Keep Doing Business with Affairs, where she will coordinate Stobbie
Doing-Business Jurisdiction" has alumni activities and oversee fund-
been published in the latest issue of raising for the college's Annual Fund.
University of Chicago Legal Forum. Communications Director Stan Israeli Professor
Profesr A n F y Twitchell Huguenin has realigned positions and
Professor Alyson Flournoy responsibilities as fllows: Lectures at UF
responsibilities as follows:
presented a paper, "Unearthing Yaacov Bar Siman
Environmental Ethics," at the 1. Associate Director of Huguenin Tov, Professor of
International Conference on Ethics Communications Debra Amirin International Relations
Across the Curriculum held at UF will continue to edit the weekly at Hebrew University in
Jan. 31-Feb. 3. Flo FaLaw newsletter and has assumed Israel, presented "What
SLevin Chair in Family Law Barbara the role of UFLawyer editor. She Went Wrong in the
Levin Chair in Family Law Barbara
ennet oodhouses aile, also will assist in overall operation Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Bennett Woodhouse's article, of the department. Amirin Process" at the law
"Child-Centered, Vertically school Feb. 1. Bar
Structured, and Interdisciplinary: An 2. New Coordinator of Publications/ Siman Tov, who is well-
Integrative Approach to Children's Information Denise Feiber joins the known around the
Policy, Practice and Research," (co- Woodhouse Communications Office today (Feb. world, spoke to an audi-
authored with Annie Steinberg and 11) after an outstanding corporate ence that included facul-
Alyssa Cowan), was published in career (including serving as National ty from UF's Political
Family Court Review. Communications Manager for Feiber Science Department and
Center for the Study of Race and Gainesville-based Harding ESE Inc.) Her duties Jewish Studies Center.
Race Relations Acting Director will include responsibility for the annual He discussed difficulty
Desta Meghoo-Peddie was quoted Prospectus, Student Handbook, curriculum pro- of making peace in a
in the Independent Florida Alligator gram booklets and other specialized brochures. protracted conflict, mis-
i i i Peddie management of negotia-
in a story on Virgil Hawkins. P 3. OPS Program Assistant Christine Williams and tions, implementation
Associate Dean/Stephen C. part-time OPS students Alex Llera, Web Tech, problems, cultural dif-
O'Connell Professor Christopher and Jake Hannaway, Editorial Assistant, will ferences, ineffective
Slobogin was quoted in a continue in their current roles. leadership, lack of
Gainesville Sun story on the Frank domestic support and
Valdes murder trial. Slobogin ineffective mediators.

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW FEBRUARY 11, 2002


Apply for
Minority Career Development Conference Scheduled Saturday
S cholarship The Second Annual Law School Career The conference is sponsored
By Feb. 28
By Feb. 28 Development Conference, organized by and for by UF Student Government and
Partners of the Orlando law students, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday (Feb.16) Board of College Councils, Law
office of Baker & at the UF Hotel and Conference Center/Doubletree. College Council and the UF
Hostetler LLP are offering It is free and open to all. College of Law's Center for
the Paul D. White Those attending will be able to speak with Career Services.
Scholarship for first-year practicing attorneys from a variety of fields about Lunch for students will be
minority (African- career goals, needed experience, realities of prac- provided by the law firm of Gray
American, Hispanic, ticing law, and advice on narrowing their fields of Harris, and lunch for attorneys Callow
Asian-American and interest. will be provided by the Law
American Indian) students Panel discussions include: College Council.
at the UF College of Law. Il For schedule information, visit
Alternative Careers International Law
The program includes a http://grove.ufl.edu/~lcc/conference or contact
paid summer associate Bankruptcy Judicial Clerkships Jessica Callow (jcallow@ufl.edu).
clerkship and $5,000 cash Criminal Law Keys to First-Year
award. To apply, contact Corporate Law Associate Success
Recruiting Coordinator Environmental/ Labor & Employment
Kelly Searcy, Land Use Law Law
407.649.3929 or
ksearcy@bakerlaw.com. Estates & Trusts Litigation
Application deadline is Family Law Networking Strategies
Feb. 28. Intellectual Property Tax


ETELS Hosts Estates and Trusts Panel

The Estates, Trusts and Elder Law Society (ETELS) will host a panel at the
Career Development Conference (see above) at 10 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 16). Featured
Videos are attorneys who will share experiences in estate, tax and probate law. Faculty
Available Advisor and Director of the college's Estates and Trusts Practice Certificate
The Media Services Program C. Douglas Miller will moderate. Miller
Center in the law library Serving on the panel will be Chris Boyett (MBA '88, J.D. '91), Holland &
has collections ofvideos Knight, Miami; Louis Nostro (J.D. '82), Shutts & Bowen, Miami; and Carla
on more than 100 topics. DeLoach Bryant, solo practitioner, Winter Springs.
Names of the most pop- Jason Guild (J.D. '00), a certified public accountant and the first graduate of
ular videos are indexed
Svi a x Estates and Trusts Practice Certificate Program, now with Peterson Consulting (divi-
on the library Web page Boyett
on he lirary Web page sion of Navigant Consulting Inc.), will serve on the 2 p.m. "Keys to Success" panel. ye
(www.law.ufl.edu/lic/).
Videos are available for Estates and trusts practice involves counseling clients about how to effectively
viewing in the Media achieve goals for the disposition of property at time of death, including planning,
Services area, but cannot drafting and administering gratuitous transfers of property. Students graduating with
be checked out. Center a certificate in Estates and Trusts Practice have a competitive advantage when they
hours are 7:30 a.m.- enter the job market. Nostro
11:45 p.m., Monday- For additional information on ETELS, contact President Rhonda Chung-de
Thursday; 7:30 a.m.- Cambre (decambre@ufl.edu), or Rebecca Abrams (babrams@grove.ufl.edu).
7:45 p.m., Friday; 9
a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday;
and 11 a.m.-ll:45 p.m.,
Sunday. Guild


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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW FEBRUARY 11, 2002


President Young Notes Necessity of
Strategic Planning, Importance of Law School

President Charles E. Young and other UF
officials are engaged in a much-publicized effort to
examine, reorganize and streamline the University
of Florida to improve its ability to serve its con-
stituencies and survive a critically tight budget
environment.
According to Young's "A Strategic Approach to
Accomplish the University's Goals and Its Long
Term Success, distributed in January, "We cannot
continue to be all things to all people and achieve
greater national and international distinction. ...I s Faculty
offer this document as a starting point in reassess- Enrichment
ing our strategic financial and policy decisions." 'Students and others
Excerpts of the plan and a section pertaining interested in attending the
specifically to the College of Law follow: President Charles Young (eft) and Dean Jon Mils following Faculty
Enrichment events should
contact Professor Chris
Slobogin, 305 Holland
The state's major reorganization of its K-20 In a section entitled, "Colleges That Have Been Slooin, 39 05 Holla
educational system, the recent budget reductions, Fundamental to the University's Place in the State slobogin@law.ufl.edu.
and our preparations for the university's sesquicen- andNation,"Young writes:
tennial in 2003 compel me, and should persuade all Feb. 15:
of us, to weigh thoroughly and thoughtfully the uni- At UF, we also have a number of colleges Faculty Workshop (noon,
versity's future. that have played an important role in addressing the Faculty Dining Room).
I believe we all agree the University of Florida is needs of the state and advancing its interests. The Tracey Meares, Law
Professor, University of
committed to the goal of becoming one of the top 10 Colleges of Law and Business Administration icor, n
Chicago, on "Churches,
public research universities and one of the top 20 certainly fall in this category. Crime and Communities:
universities, public or private, in the United States. Graduates from these colleges have provided A Community-focused
The question that resonates is how do we achieve important leadership and service to the state and Model of Faith Based
such status... nation for several generations. At one time, every Initiatives."
A clear focus and carefully defined priorities member of the Florida Supreme Court had graduated
Feb. 22:
distinguish the best universities in the country from from the University of Florida, and many business
Faculty Workshop (noon,
their counterparts. The best universities are also and government leaders in the state had done so as
Faculty Dining Room).
advantaged by careful planning, a commitment to well. It is no coincidence that virtually all of the uni- Larry Garvin, FSU Law
excellence by faculty, staff, alumni and donors, and versities that UF seeks to emulate, except Princeton, Professor, on "Statute of
by a determination to invest in those university prior- have highly regarded Colleges of Law. Through my Limitations for the Sale of
ities that enhance quality even when it means long observation of these colleges and their gradu- Goods: An Economic and
saying no to other important constituents and to ates, I am convinced that, at their best, they provide Cognitive Perspective."
some innovative ideas. at the professional level a curriculum and education-
March 1:
...2001 budget reductions approved in the recent al philosophy that builds very successfully on the
Faculty Workshop (noon,
special legislative session reduced university general liberal education of their students, opening the possi- Faculty Dining Room).
revenue funds by $35.6 million. Moreover, with the bilities of a variety of careers and callings outside of Tom Ankersen,
current regular session, the university could face the law. Conservation Clinic
additional, recurring budget reductions. We clearly must maintain and strengthen the pro- Director, on
...it is my belief public universities in general and grams of both these colleges...and both should focus "Environmental Law
the University of Florida in particular will have to on areas critical to their mission. Are there other Clinics: Practice,
find other resources and use existing resources more steps we should consider that would advance both Pedagogy and Problems."
strategically to ensure future success. colleges and ensure their graduates' success?"

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW FEBRUARY 11, 2002



Coming in March
* "Terrorism and the Money For more events: http://www.law.ufl.edu/calendar/
Trail," March 11-12, UF
Hotel and Conference February Career Development Conference,
Center. 11 ETELS Meeting, 4:15 p.m., 296 HOL UF Hotel & Conference Center
Criminal Law Association Meeting & 17 Moot Court On-BriefArguments,
* "Race and Race Relations: Speaker, 5:10 pm., 190C HOL 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
Perspectives and JLPP General Board Meeting, 5:30-6 p.m., 18 Florida Board of Bar Examiners "180 day"
Recommendations," March 190B HOL registration deadline for Fall 2001 entering
21-22, J. Wayne Reitz Union 12 JMBA Meeting, 5:45 p.m., 190B HOL class
and University Auditorium. Toastmasters Meeting, 5:30 p.m., 190C HOL EASLS Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 190C HOL
For more information, visit 13 Moot Court Off-BriefArguments, JLPPWrite-On Competition Info. Meeting,
the College of Law Web site: 5:45 p.m.- Midnight, 290 HOL 6:30-7:30 p.m., 190C HOL
www.law.ufl.edu. 14 Pizza With The Dean, 12:40 p.m., 19 Toastmasters Meeting, 5:30 p.m., 190C HOL
Faculty Dining Room PAD General Meeting 6:30-7 p.m.,
APALSA Chinese New Year Celebration, 190C HOL
10-2 p.m., Concourse 21 Faculty Meeting, 12:40 p.m., Faculty
BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL Dining Room
14-16 Public Interest Environmental Conference, BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL
Reitz Union BARBRI-MPRE Course, 6-10 p.m.,
15 Moot Court Off-BriefArguments, 190C HOL
5:45 p.m.-Midnight, Bailey Courtroom LAWIAW Palooza, 9 p.m., Durty Nellies
16 Moot Court On-Brief Arguments, 21-22 First Annual Law & Technology Conference,
8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., Bailey Courtroom "Leveraging Technology for Extraordinary
FlaLaw is published to Business Growth," Miami
help inform and coor-
dinate activities of the (Announcements,frompage 1) 2002-03 Florida Bar Fellows
law school community. spring and summer courses, business and law stu- The Center for Governmental Responsibility
Stan Huguenin, Director dents can learn the practical side of international announces 2002-3 Florida Bar Foundation Public
of Communications. business activities and develop relationships with Service Law Fellows: Jenny Devine, Evan George,
Editor: Debra Amirin, small and mid-sized companies. Courses apply Paul Ghiotto, Lizzie Johnson and Tama Koss.
Associate Director of toward law school graduation under the graduate
Communications. course option, and have been submitted for approval Help at Music Law Conference
Christine Williams, under the Certificate Program in International and The Entertainment, Art & Sports Law Society
Program Assistant.
Program Assistant. Comparative Law. The College of Business pays (EASLS) needs volunteers to help with its Music
Jake Hannaway,
Editorial Assistant. travel costs, except for personal expenses. An appli- Law Conference scheduled for Sept 20-22. The event
cation and detailed information are available in will feature discussions on connections between law
Deadline: 10 a.m. Student Services. and music, a music exposition and bands showcase.
Tuesday for the next To volunteer or for information, attend one of the
week's newsletter. ETELS Meets Today EASLS meetings held each Thursday, 12:40 p.m.,
E-mail news to The Estates, Trusts and Elder Law Society 296 Holland Hall, or contact Brian Mencher
flalaw@law.ufl.edu, (ETELS) will meet today (Feb. 11) and Feb. 25, (musiclawconference@hotmail.com).
or bring a disk March 18 and April 8. All meetings on Mondays,
(PC format, text in 4:15 p.m., 296 Holland Hall. Today's meeting will LAWLAW Palooza Feb. 21
WordPerfect or Word, focus on preparation for the Career Development LAWLAW Palooza the annual College of Law
including author's Conference (see page 4) being held Saturday (Feb. downtown social featuring music, free food and
name and contact 16). For information: Rhonda Chung-de Cambre drinks starts at 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Durty
information), to (decambre@ufl.edu). Nelly's. Tickets available from APIL through day of
Communications, 288 the event. Funds raised help support law students
Holland Hal. Interested in Criminal Clinic? practicing public interest law in summer 2002.
Holland Hall. (Submit
nes fr t sudent Students interested in a Summer 2002 Criminal
news for the student
news he e, Clinic are asked to complete an Interest Survey in
newsletter, The Docket,
Sw The c, Student Affairs by Wednesday, Feb. 27. (Clinic
to John Marshall Bar
So a applications available in March.)
Association.)
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