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Table of Contents
    UF students make history: Trial team sweeps ABA regional, proceeds to national
        Page 1
    Center for Career services
        Page 2
    Cohn speaks on markets March 14
        Page 3
    College joins in UF task force review
        Page 4
    Inside the Law School
        Page 5
    Race perspectives subject of national UF law conference
        Page 6
    Career conference draws more than 230
        Page 6
    Reduce stress -- organize your work/study environment
        Page 7
    'Professor wrestling' welcomes Chinese New Year
        Page 8
    Law calendar
        Page 8
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UNIVERS5I OF
FLORIDA
Fredric G. Levin College of Law






Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 21 February 25, 2002


Inside UF Students Make History
* Student Suggestions Trial Team Sweeps ABA Regional, Proceeds To National
Get Results (3)
*CGet Results (3)in UF T The UF Trial Team defeated Stetson and
Florida State to take the two "first place"
Force Review (4)
Force Re-view o ) spots and win the championship at the
* Race Relations
SAmerican Bar Association Regional
Conference e6) Competition Feb. 14-16 in Miami. This was
the second of the team's three spring com-
* APALSA Welcomes petitions, and it has taken first place at both.
Chinese New Year (8) In January, team members won The
Florida Bar Chester Bedell Memorial
Note: FlaLaw will not be Competition for the second year in a row.
published Monday, March 4, "We made unprecedented history by
during Spring Break. Weekly placing both teams in the national competi-
publication resumes March 11. tion," said Trial Team President Michael UF Trial Team members include Trisha Smith (back left),
Pike. "Sixteen law schools from four states Ann Schweikhardt, LaShawnda Jackson, Betty Toussaint,
South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Desiree Demonbreun, Yolanda Green, Stacey Gross,
Florida participate in the ABA regional Shawntoyia Grier, Lindsay Topping and Paula Ferris. Also,
Tony Sos (front left), Juan Perez, Mackenson Bernard,
competition. Historically, the two teams cho- Bradley Harper, Michael Pike, Harley Brook, Ken Grace, Bill
sen for first place are from different schools. Ward and Fermin Lopez. Not pictured are Team Advisor/
Apply by This time, both UF teams swept the competi- Gainesville Attorney Carl Schwait and 23 other current and
Friday for tion and took top honors." new members.
Study Abroad Local attorney Rob Rush coached the
team. Advocates were Jose Izquierdo, Nick Zissimopulos, Kimberly Madison and Millicent Daniels.
Students must apply Sarah Baggett, Damon Colangelo, Trisha Smith and Juan Perez were witnesses. The eight will go on
by Friday (March ) for to compete in Dallas, Texas, in April for the national title.
College of Law ABA- (See Trial Team, page 2)
approved summer law
programs in Costa Rica, U.S. Army War College Current international areas, outstanding duty records, and
France and South Africa. Affairs Panel Q&A Today have served in command or key staff positions
For complete details worldwide.
For compleu e details The U.S. Army War College Current Affairs worl e.
including tuition, color will discuss and answer quesions on curren The event is hosted by the law school's Federalist
Panel will discuss and answer questions on current
ipotos, curriculum issues and government policies at 5:30 p.m. today Society, International Law Society and Criminal
descriptions and applica- (Feb. 25) in he law school audiorium (190 Holland Law Association, and the American Bar Association.
tion procedures click Hall) "We encourage everyone to attend and take
on the appropriate link at: Esablished in 1969, he panel feauring wo advantage of this timely and valuable opportunity to
abroad.f.eduor contact: U.S. Army lawyers, both colonels travels each learn about world events," said Jessica Parker,
Student Affairs year to top college campuses to participate in con- President of the International Law Society.
CoSrdinator Noemar structive, candid exchanges with students and the For information: Deborah de la O

Castro (392.0421 or public. Panel members have extensive experience (ddd2169@uf. edu).
castro@law.ufl.edu). and qualifications in specific military functions and (Announcements continue page 2)
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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW FEBRUARY 25, 2002



Faculty
Showcased
h works o David Externship Updates the St. Petersburg
H. Levin Chair in The deadline for Summer 2002 healthcare law office. A student
Family Law/Director of externships offered by Assistant in Law, Health also may be placed
the UF Center on Law and Policy Barbara Noah has been extend- in Washington D.C.
Children and the Law ed to April 8. By this date, interested students and possibly in
Barbara Bennett must have had Health Care Law or Bioethics OR Alaska to work on
Woodhouse and be registered for Health Law Survey (Fall 2002). issues related to
Clarence J. TeSelle native tribes' fishing
Professor Martin Several new environmental law externships rights under various
McMahon are featured may be available this summer. If you are interest- agreements and
in displays at the ed, contact Professor Alyson Flournoy treaties.
entrance to the Legal (flournoy@law.ufl.edu) by Friday (March 1). The
Information Center. application deadline will be set within the next The Legal Aid Service of Broward County-Ft.
The library plans to few weeks if there is student interest. Possible Lauderdale externship will NOT be offered this
showcase two faculty summer placements are: summer. We apologize for any inconvenience.
members each month. 1. Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation,
Next month's featured Tallahassee. LEAF is a non-profit organization
faculty will be Stephen that works on a variety of environmental and Pro Bono Certificate
C. O'Connell Professor energy issues, with particular focus on those Students who have volunteered 35 hours or
Jeffrey Harrison and affecting public health and environmental jus- more to benefit the underserved can earn a Pro
Levin Mabie & Levin tice. It engages in litigation, legislative, advo- Bono Certificate. To qualify, students MUST turn
Professor of Law Berta cacy and grassroots work. in their hours to Career Services by Friday, March
Esperanza Hernandez- 2. The Ocean Conservancy, Washington, D.C. 22. Visit Career Services for information.
Truyol. and Alaska. One student has been placed in


(Trial Team, from page 1) (Announcements, from page 1)
"The dual victory was especially sweet given JMBA Theater Outing
Sh that the teams played both Plaintiff and Defense JMBA is coordinating a theater outing Thursday,
Sroles the teams never knew which side they March 21, 8:15 p.m., to see "The Diary of Anne
Career Services can would be representing until moments before the Frank" at the Hippodrome State Theatre.
help. Register with trial began. They announced the semifinalists Front section seats are available for a reduced
the Interactive after three trials, and we were ecstatic when we cost of $10 (50 percent savings) in the JMBA Office
Career Assistance found out both UF teams made it," said Feb. 18-March 1, and March 11-16. Only 40 seats
Network online at: Zissimopulos. available: first-come, first-served. For information:
Stetson University was the only other school John atjcpamd@ufl.edu.
www.law.ufl.edu/
la l.e/ with two teams in the semifinals, but only one
career/. Stetson team remained for the final round. LAW Meeting Wednesday
"Our team's greatest strength is versatility," All students are invited to the Law Association
Also available on said advocate Izquierdo. "When the other teams for Women's general meeting Wednesday (Feb. 27),
threw us curve balls, we went off script and han- 4:10 p.m., 296 Holland Hall. For information: Dawn
the college Web site
Sdled the situation with grace." Henrichon (dhenrich@ufl.edu).
are past issues of Trial Team members compete each spring in
FlaLaw (in full The Florida Bar, ABA and ATLA (in March) Interested in Criminal Clinic?
color) as well as competitions, and each fall in Georgetown, Students interested in Summer 2002 Criminal
other law school Michigan. They are assisted by Associate Dean Clinic should complete an interest survey in Student
materials. Click on for Students Gail Sasnett, Assistant Dean Pat Affairs by Wednesday (Feb. 27). (Applications
"Publications." Shannon, and Professor Kenn Nunn. available in March.)


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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW FEBRUARY 25, 2002


Cohn Speaks on Markets March 14 Former
International Programs Coordinator/Professor Con gressman
Stuart Cohn will speak on the development of capi- to Speak on
tal markets in third world countries at a presentation Tero r s o
hosted by the International Law Society Thursday,
March 14, 5:20 p.m., Bailey Courtroom. For infor- Former Congressman
mation: Jessica Parker (mp 7905@yahoo. com). Bill McCollum will speak
on Terrorism and 9/11 in
Lake Wauburg BBQ March 16 the Bailey Courtroom at
The John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) is 12:40 p.m., Thursday,
March 14. Dean Jon Milis
sponsoring a BBQ picnic for students, faculty and March 14. Dean Jon Mills
staff and their families at Lake Wauburg (north pavil- will make introductory
ion) Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets remarks. The event is spon-
available from Clara Nordstedt in the Dean's Suite sored by the Federalist
for $2 (free admittance for children under 5). The Society. For information:
event will include games, flag football, prizes and Auditorium Open For Study Due Federalist Society President
food from the "Backyard BBQ," Newberry. to Student Suggestion at Dean's Alexis Calleja (SillyAlil8
"This is a great opportunity to get to know each 'Brown Baq' Luncheon @aol.com or 332.4562).
other in an informal atmosphere. I hope to see every- Thanks to a student suggestion at last week's Note: The law school
one there," said Dean Jon Mills. "Pizza with the Dean" luncheon, the law school conference, "Terrorism and
JMBA will sponsor a golf tournament Sunday, auditorium (190 Holland Hall) will be available to the Money Trail," sched-
March 17, at Plantation Oaks beginning at 1 p.m. students as a reading room for the remainder of uled for March 11-12, has
Contact JMBA (392.0498) for information. the semester. Students can access the room any been cancelled.
time it is not otherwise in use (available dates and
times will be posted on the door).
Dean Jon Mills (standing) holds "Brown Bag"
luncheons on a regular basis to solicit student
input on issues of concern to the law school com-
munity. A student suggestion at a luncheon last
year for restriping the law school parking lot
resulted in 25 additional parking spaces. Reading Room
Other topics at the Feb. 14 lunch included: Closed Today
A Request for Proposals is underway to find a The library's First Floor
bank to put an ATM in the Bruton-Geer breeze- Reading Room (170
way. The bank should be selected by mid-April, Holland Hall) is closed
and installation completed by July 1. A student today (Feb. 25) to allow
will serve on the bank selection committee. installation of the state-
mandated fire sprinkler sys-
UF budget cuts are severely reducing the tem. Students who need to
Apply Now for APIL Fellowships resources and manpower available to keep the study may use the auditori-
Applications for APIL (Association for Public law school campus, classrooms and offices um (190 Holland Hall).
Interest Law) summer fellowships are available in clean. "We need to take responsibility as a com- The closure affects the
Career Services and at APIL's table on the con- munity to make our campus look good," said main floor of 170 and the
course. According to APIL President Alan Mills. "In the face of budget and logistical diffi- Computer Lab, Upper
Bushnell (left, with new member Meredith culties, we need to work together and have pride Level, Lower Level and
Thorp), the fellowships are available to law stu- in our college." Photocopy Room. The
dents who participate in fundraising activities and The law school is contemplating changes in its Reading Room should be
seek to work at a non-governmental 501 C3 non- tuition structure, and is asking for student input. reopened tomorrow (Feb.
profit public interest corporations such as (See related story, page 4.) 26). For information: Legal
ACLU, Three Rivers Legal Services or Florida Information Center
Institutional Legal Services. Submission deadline E-mail your comments and/or suggestions to Associate Director Rick
is Friday (March 1). Dean Mills (Mills@law.ufl.edu). Donnelly (392.0417).

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW FEBRUARY 25, 2002



College Joins in UF Task Force Review
Late last month, the Presidential Task Force on the Future of the University of Florida in line with
UF President Charles Young's efforts to develop a strategic approach to accomplishing university goals
and long-term success asked UF college deans to provide analysis and recommendations on the future
of their units to assist the Task Force in understanding the national context in which each college oper-
ates, and in making recommendations on how best to enhance UF's achievements, advance its reputation
and raise it to one of the top educational institutions in the country.
On Feb. 14, Dean Jon Mills and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Michael Seigel provided an
11-page report to the Task Force. Following are excerpts (complete report at www.law.ufl.edu/news) dis-
cussing the school in a national context and suggesting needed resources to raise it into the top 10:

"Several sources periodically rank law schools, The Levin College of Law has taken signifi-
each with some controversy. Two of the best known cant steps forward in many cutting-edge areas,
are the U.S. News & WorldReport annual review of including globalization, interdisciplinary study,
graduate and professional schools, and the specialization, faculty research and scholarship,
Associate Dean for "Educational Quality Ranking" by Professor Brian and clinical and skills training.
Academic Affairs Michael
Seigel (eft) and Dean Jon Leiter, University of Texas. Most faculty agree on The many programs contributing to the excel-
Mills reported to a UF the makeup of the top 10, if not on the exact order. lent reputation of the UF College of Law include
Presidential Task Force on Recent U.S.N& WR Recent EQR the Graduate Tax Program; Legal Information
what it would take for the Yale Chicago Center; International Programs; Center for Children
UF College of Law to reach Stanford Yale and the Law; GatorTeam Child; Certificate
the top tier ofU.S. law Harvard Harvard Programs in International Programs and
schools. Columbia Stanford Environmental and Land Use, Intellectual Property,
New York University Columbia/New York and Estates and Trusts Law; and the Institute for
University of Chicago University (tie) Dispute Resolution.
University of Michigan/ Michigan
University of Virginia (tie) California Berkeley/ Resources Needed to Climb into Top 10
University of California Virginia (tie) Realistic Goal
Berkeley Cornell University The majority of the top 10 are private, with
Characteristics Duke/University of resources beyond any realistic near-term grasp. We
Pennsylvania (tie)
of Top 10 Law believe a more attainable goal is to become one of
Schools UF College of Law Ranking the top 10 public law schools in the country.
1) Basically Private 1. Overall Reaching such a goal would place us in the top 25
1) Basicallyof law schools, a laudable and achievable position.
2) High Tuitions a. 2001 U.S.N&WR: 47th among 175 ABA- of law schools, a laudable and achievable position.
Resources Needed
3) Huge Endowments accredited schools (23rd among public law Resou s
4) High Faculty Salaries, schools; 17th, AAU public law schools) Additional support is needed for new and
Numerous Endowed b. Leiter EQR: 44th (21 st, public law schools) upgraded facilties and technology upgrades, as well
b. Leiter EQR: 44th (21st, public law schools)
Chairs as to fund competitive faculty and support staff
5) Highly Productive 2. Specialties salaries, hire faculty in priority areas and add sup-
Faculties a .LL.M. in Taxation ranked second in country port personnel for student services (including
6) Educational Strength by U.S.N&WR, which we believe makes it the career services and financial aid), development,
7) Low Student-to-Faculty single highest ranked program at UF. admissions, communications and faculty support.
Ratios b. Leiter ranked criminal law faculty in top 10. We need to increase endowments for chairs,
8) National Placement of 3. Other measurements: professorships and priority academic programs, and
Students, Reduced a. Faculty Quality: 49th (Leiter) the authority to raise tuition over time to reasonable
Student Placement b. Per Capita Scholarly Impact Based on levels and use the additional dollars for program
Concerns
9) Programs Suortin Citations: 35th (Leiter) enhancements. At $5,364, our in-state tuition is at
9) Programs Supporting
Scholarships c. Per Capita Book Productivity: 38th (Leiter) or near the lowest among all AAU public law
10) Physical Facilities d. Quality of Student Body: 42nd (Leiter) schools. (Average in-state tuition for all public law
11) Strong Support Staff e. Diversity: 25th (U.S.N&WR) schools in 1999-2000 was $7,740.) At least one-
12) Sense of Mission and f. Top 10 School for Hispanic Students third of any tuition increase should be funneled into
Pride (Hispanic Business Magazine 2000) financial aid to minimize impact on students.

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW FEBRUARY 25, 2002



Supervising
In The Spotlight Attorney Calls
Information as provided byfaculty and staff and by regular searches of news media story reports. for Acti on
Levin Mabie & Levin Professor of Alligator story on the need for an increase in Supervising attorney
for the Gator TeamChild
Law Berta Esperanza Hernandez- court filing fees to help fund Three Rivers Legal or the Gator TeamChild
Ser s r which se v advocacy clinic Claudia
Truyol participated as an expert in a Services, for which she volunteers.Wrightis asking the la
Wright is asking the law
conference on International Law Dean Jon Mils and Legal school com-
and Organizations in Situations of Information Center Director Betty munity for
Civil Conflict" at New York Hernandez-Truyol Taylor were quoted in the support
University Feb. 22-24. The NYU law school Gainesville Sun on the law school's regarding a
Center for International Studies sponsors the fundraising efforts for expansion. Ei bill in the
annual conference, in which law professors, Professor Steve Willis has been Mills legislature. Wright
ambassadors, UN dignitaries and "think tank" appointed to he Board of Directors "We pro-
personnel discuss current issues. of Martha Manson Academy, the vide legal services to
Affilate Professor Paul J. Lower School at Oak Hall, a K-12 indigent children all over
Magnarella's article, "Explaining College Preparatory Academy in northeast Florida, and are
Rwanda's 1994 Genocide," appears Gainesville. He also serves as secre- intensely aware ofthe
in the journal Human Rights and tary/treasurer and assisted pro bono Taylor need for children to have
access to counsel in many
Human Welfare, Vol. 2, No. 1 as an attorney/advisor for acquisi- a ss t sel in many
(2002). Magnarella serious legal situations,"
(2002). Magnarella tion of the academy by Oak Hall. said Wright. "A very
academy by said Wright. "A very
David H. Levin Chair in Family Area news media provided extensive important bill now is
Law/Director of UF's Center on coverage of various law school making its way through
Children and the Law Barbara activities in the last week, including Willis the legislature Senate
Bennett Woodhouse spoke Feb. 23 the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Bill 686. It provides,
to the Judicial Conference of the Program, the 8th Annual Public Interest among other things, for
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on Woodhouse Environmental Conference organized by the legal counsel for children
Relocation and Child Custody. Environmental and Land Use Society and the in dependency cases. This
Conservation Clinic Director Tom Ankersen Center for Governmental Responsibility, the is the most progressive
and UF Geomatics Professor Asian Pacific American Law Student action our legislature has
Grenville Barnes will give a paper Association's Chinese New Year celebration, and ever taken to ensure pro-
entitled "Inside the Polygon: Land the Trial Team's winning of The Florida Bar and tection of our children.
The Bill is headed to
and Resource Tenure in Common American Bar Association competitions. T i is ad t
Appropriations, and then
Property Regimes in Latin to the House. You can
America," at the UF/IFAS interna- Ankersen Faculty Enrichment find the text of the bill
tional conference, "Working Forests Students and others interested in attending and its history at the
in the Tropics" in Gainesville tomorrow (Feb. should contact Professor Christopher Slobogin Online Sunshine website.
26). An edited volume of the proceedings will (392.2266, slobogin@law.ufl.edu). I urge you to contact your
be published by Columbia Friday (March 1) Noon, Faculty Dining Room legislators and support
University Press. (FDR): Tom Ankersen, Conservation Clinic this important bill. Call
Stephen C. O'Connell Professor of Director, on "Environmental Law Clinics: me (392.0412) if you
Law Christopher Slobogin was Practice, Pedagogy and Problems." need more information."
quoted in a Contra Costa Times March 15 Noon, FDR: John Dzienkowski,
article about California's sexually Slobogin Law Professor, University of Texas, on "The
violent predator law. Decline in Lawyer Independence: Trading Legal
Elizabeth McCulloch, director of Services for Equity Interests in Clients."
social policy for the Center for March 19 12:40 p.m., FDR: Professor Amy
ern l R sibilit w Mashburn on "Changes to the Model Rules and
Governmental Responsibility, was
quoted in an ndependent Florida McCulloch Lawyer Regulation in the New Millennium."
quoted in an Independent Florida McCulloch

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FLALAW N EWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. L EVIN COLLEGE OF LAW FEBRUARY 25, 2002


Black Alumni Race Perspectives Subject of National UF Law Conference
Reunijo n Select academicians and community activists Other featured participants include
The l4th annual from across the country will join their peers from UF Jamaican Ambassador Dudley
Black Alumni Reunion and the Levin College of Law to discuss perspectives Thompson, diversity consultant and
Weekend, "Dreams and recommendations on race and race relations at a author Peggy Nagae, Vernellia Randall
Delayed, Dreams two-day conference here in March. of the University of Dayton, David
Conferred," is March 21- Keynote speaker during the March 21-22 event Peddie Brennan of Mercer University, Maggie
24. The weekend will be Randall Robinson, author of Defending the Chon of Seattle University, Penelope
which includes a recep- Spirit A Black Life in America; The Debt: What Andrews of Queens College/City University of New
tion, breakfast, CLE America Owes to Blacks, and the just-released The York and Hilary Beckles, pro-vice chancellor of the
courses, lunch and Virgil Reckoning: What Blacks Owe to Each Other. University of the West Indies.
Hawkins event will be Robinson is founder and president of TransAfrica, a Six law school faculty members and nine from
held at the UF Hotel and human rights activist group, and will speak on other UF colleges and departments are scheduled to
Conference Center "Reparations: Issues and Solutions." participate as well.
(Doubletree). Students The conference, to be held in the J. Wayne Reitz For information and registration details: Desta
may attend at a reduced Union, is coordinated by the law school's Center for Meghoo-Peddie, acting CSRRR director (392.5013
cost of $25. the Study of Race and Race Relations (CSRRR). or meghoo@law.ufl.edu).
For information or to
register: Bradley Harper
orDexterSmith Career Conference Draws More Than 230
(392.7114 or
a(392.7114 ored More than 230 attorneys and students participated
kubwa@ufl.edu), in the second annual Career Development Conference
Feb. 16 at the UF Hotel and Conference Center/ .
Doubletree. Organized by and for law students, the
event enabled participants to speak with practicing
attorneys from a variety of fields.
"I was pleased with the student and attorney
turnout. We received a positive response from all who
attended and are happy with the outcome," said con-
ference coordinator Jessica Callow. "Many students
thanked us for giving them the opportunity to learn
UF Al umni from and interact with so many attorneys, and the
Reception attorneys in turn were impressed with the caliber of
both the conference and UF students."
The conference featured 14 panels on topics rang- Gray Harris & Robinson Partner Frank Hamner
Law alumni are invit- ing from litigation to judicial clerkships. Getting par- (center facing) greets students.
ed to a reception in con- ticularly high reviews were Judge Larry Turner
junction with The (Eighth Judicial Circuit), who was a panelist on the
Florida Bar Annual criminal law panel, and Lorie Gleim (West Palm
Meeting June 20, 6:30 office of Greenberg Traurig), who participated in the
p.m., Boca Raton Resort networking strategies panel and told students to view
& Club. RSVP to networking as a skill you use all your life not just
Tracey Biggart to get a job.
(tbiggart@uff ufl.edu In addition to the networking reception, students
or 392.7619). were able to speak with attorneys at the Gray Harris
Individuals or law & Robinson luncheon and JMBA/LCC social hour.
firms interested in spon- The conference also was sponsored by UF Student
soring the event should Government, Board of College Councils, Law
contact Denise Stobbie, College Council and the Office of Career Services.
Associate Director of "The conference committee greatly appreciates the Students Sarah Rumpf and Wade Voss (center)
Development & Alumni support of our sponsors," said Callow. "We hope they speak with Baker Hostetler attorney JeffJonasen.
Affairs (stobbie@law. will continue to fund this important event."
ufl.edu or 392.9296).

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FLALAW N EWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. L EVIN COLLEGE OF LAW FEBRUARY 25, 2002


Black Alumni Race Perspectives Subject of National UF Law Conference
Reunijo n Select academicians and community activists Other featured participants include
The l4th annual from across the country will join their peers from UF Jamaican Ambassador Dudley
Black Alumni Reunion and the Levin College of Law to discuss perspectives Thompson, diversity consultant and
Weekend, "Dreams and recommendations on race and race relations at a author Peggy Nagae, Vernellia Randall
Delayed, Dreams two-day conference here in March. of the University of Dayton, David
Conferred," is March 21- Keynote speaker during the March 21-22 event Peddie Brennan of Mercer University, Maggie
24. The weekend will be Randall Robinson, author of Defending the Chon of Seattle University, Penelope
which includes a recep- Spirit A Black Life in America; The Debt: What Andrews of Queens College/City University of New
tion, breakfast, CLE America Owes to Blacks, and the just-released The York and Hilary Beckles, pro-vice chancellor of the
courses, lunch and Virgil Reckoning: What Blacks Owe to Each Other. University of the West Indies.
Hawkins event will be Robinson is founder and president of TransAfrica, a Six law school faculty members and nine from
held at the UF Hotel and human rights activist group, and will speak on other UF colleges and departments are scheduled to
Conference Center "Reparations: Issues and Solutions." participate as well.
(Doubletree). Students The conference, to be held in the J. Wayne Reitz For information and registration details: Desta
may attend at a reduced Union, is coordinated by the law school's Center for Meghoo-Peddie, acting CSRRR director (392.5013
cost of $25. the Study of Race and Race Relations (CSRRR). or meghoo@law.ufl.edu).
For information or to
register: Bradley Harper
orDexterSmith Career Conference Draws More Than 230
(392.7114 or
a(392.7114 ored More than 230 attorneys and students participated
kubwa@ufl.edu), in the second annual Career Development Conference
Feb. 16 at the UF Hotel and Conference Center/ .
Doubletree. Organized by and for law students, the
event enabled participants to speak with practicing
attorneys from a variety of fields.
"I was pleased with the student and attorney
turnout. We received a positive response from all who
attended and are happy with the outcome," said con-
ference coordinator Jessica Callow. "Many students
thanked us for giving them the opportunity to learn
UF Al umni from and interact with so many attorneys, and the
Reception attorneys in turn were impressed with the caliber of
both the conference and UF students."
The conference featured 14 panels on topics rang- Gray Harris & Robinson Partner Frank Hamner
Law alumni are invit- ing from litigation to judicial clerkships. Getting par- (center facing) greets students.
ed to a reception in con- ticularly high reviews were Judge Larry Turner
junction with The (Eighth Judicial Circuit), who was a panelist on the
Florida Bar Annual criminal law panel, and Lorie Gleim (West Palm
Meeting June 20, 6:30 office of Greenberg Traurig), who participated in the
p.m., Boca Raton Resort networking strategies panel and told students to view
& Club. RSVP to networking as a skill you use all your life not just
Tracey Biggart to get a job.
(tbiggart@uff ufl.edu In addition to the networking reception, students
or 392.7619). were able to speak with attorneys at the Gray Harris
Individuals or law & Robinson luncheon and JMBA/LCC social hour.
firms interested in spon- The conference also was sponsored by UF Student
soring the event should Government, Board of College Councils, Law
contact Denise Stobbie, College Council and the Office of Career Services.
Associate Director of "The conference committee greatly appreciates the Students Sarah Rumpf and Wade Voss (center)
Development & Alumni support of our sponsors," said Callow. "We hope they speak with Baker Hostetler attorney JeffJonasen.
Affairs (stobbie@law. will continue to fund this important event."
ufl.edu or 392.9296).

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW FEBRUARY 25, 2002



Reduce Stress Organize Your Work/Study Environment LEXIS Makeup,
Ever had one of those days when nothing 1L Deadlines
seems to go right? You can't find anything, you're First-year students who
late, and nothing goes as planned. Many people missed their scheduled train-
devote a lot of time to organizing their schedules, ing have one -and only one
but forget to organize their surroundings. opportunity to make up the
Clutter and chaos in the work/study environ- class Tuesday (Feb. 26), 9:10
ment can cause added pressure and stress, espe- a.m., in the LEXIS lab,
cially to people who strive to be organized. It is second floor of Bruton-Geer
well-documented that people learn better and are Hall.
more efficient when their environment is neat. Plus, All 1L's need to turn in
time goes by faster and you enjoy your work more part one of their search review
when you're doing it in a pleasant environment. by Friday (March 1). Place
Finally, the appearance of our study/work areas Resource Counselor Heather McWilliams is available them in box on the LEXIS
S in 244 Bruton-Geer Hall Mondays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; desk in the LEXIS lab.
Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Thursdays, 8 a.m.-2:30
professional reputations. We all want to be associ- p.m. For information oran appointment, contact her
ated with the image of a clean, well-organized at 392.7044 or mcwillh@law.ufledu.
environment. Following are tips:
1. If your work area is completely disorganized, took, it's time to trash any that are no longer
spend a day renovating. If you are not a relevant to your studies. Employees, if you are
"natural organizer," ask for help from someone retaining every piece of mail or paper, it's time
who is. to sort through the clutter and decide what needs
2. Make a place for everything. Objects often end to be kept and what can be tossed.
up in piles. File cabinets, standing file organizers 4. Personalize your work space. Now that your Real Property
and similar items help organize belongings while work area is clean, add your own personal touch- Group Promotes
keeping your space free for work. It also helps to es so you enjoy it more and are more likely tors
label or categorize your work so you can find it invest the time it takes to keep it clean and derstn
when you need it. organized. Interested in understanding
real estate law and legal
3. Throw out trash. Unless you are extremely 5. Harmonize your work area. Things like plants, and
issues surrounding the field,
organized to the point you can file and keep soothing music and pleasant pictures help calmnd e il
as well as the skills necessary
all old documents throw out materials when you. Once you are relaxed and in a positive to pse a caee in s ar
to pursue a career in this area?
no longer needed. Students, if you still have frame of mind, you will be better able to focus The Real Property Group
notes from every undergraduate class you ever on tasks that need to be done. (RPG) promotes and sponsors
seminars, workshops, confer-
Law Students Will Not Lose Street Parking in Near Future ences, research, lobbying,
publications and other organ-
Associate Dean for Students and UF "The proposal is to make part of the parking in ized projects on these issues.
Transportation and Parking Committee the Village area shared spaces (brown/commuter) Meetings will be held at
Chair Gail Sasnett wants to dispel during daytime hours (approximately 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.) 5:20 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 28),
unfounded rumors about on-street when parking demand for commuters is highest. This March 21 and April 4, 190C
parking on Village Drive. would allow for creation of a bike lane on the west Holland Hall, and April 18 in
"UF's Master Plan calls for removal Sasnett side of Village Drive (downhill side) and east side 290 Holland Hall. The April 4
one day of all on-street parking, but that (uphill) outside the parking lane. meeting will be a seminar by
is not being discussed at this time by the UF "In the end, we would not lose any parking spaces Professor Alyson Flournoy
Transportation and Parking Committee," said Sasnett. for our students, would have a safer way for students on "Environmental Issues
"What has been proposed is to move parking from on bikes to travel, and would eliminate blind spots Affecting Real Estate Law."
the west side of Village Drive to unused spaces where cars are parked and children may dart out." All students welcome. For
behind Corry Village no more than a two-minute For more information or to pass on your com- information: Nia Johnson
walk from the street. Currently there are excess ments, contact Dean Sasnett (392.0421 or (njohnsOl@ufl.edu).
spaces in the Village area available only to students sasnett@law.ufl.edu).
with a brown decal (village residents).

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW FEBRUARY 25, 2002



LEXIS 'Professor Wrestling' Welcomes Chinese New Year
Training Hundreds came out Feb. 14 to help the Asian
Tuesday and Pacific American Law Student Association cel-
Students can earn ebrate the Chinese New Year at the law school with
their LEXIS certificate festivities welcoming the "Year of the Horse."
in a single day by tak- "This was a great success," said APALSA
ing both certification President Julie Siefkas (right). "Everyone enjoyed
training classes themselves as they learned about other cultures,
Tuesday (Feb. 26) in which was our intent."
the LEXIS lab, The event included a feast of traditional foods
second floor of from China, Japan, Korea, Laos, the Philippines,
Bruton-Geer Hall.. Thailand, Vietnam and others.
Intermediate training The highlight of the day was "sumo wrestling
at 1:50 p.m; Advanced with professors," with donations benefiting the
follows at 3 p.m. Multiple Sclerosis Society and March of Dimes.
Among the hardy souls who wriggled into 40-
pound suits and battled it out for a good cause were
Legal Skills Professor Tracy Rambo and Legal
FlaLaw is published to Research and Writing Director Henry Wihnyk
help inform and coor- (below), Associate Dean for Students Gail Sasnett,
dinate activities of the Assistant Dean for Students Pat Shannon, A A 3,A
law school community. Teaching Assistant Steve Klein and LEXIS
Representative Bonita Young. February
Stan Huguenin, Director 25 U.S. Army War College Current Affairs
of Communications. Panel Q&A, 5:30 p.m., Auditorium
Editor: Debra Amirin, ETELS Meeting, 8:10 a.m., 292 HOL
Associate Director of 26 Toastmasters Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
Communications. 190C Holland Hall
Denise Feiber, LAW Meeting, 4:10 p.m., 296 HOL
Publications 28 BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL
Coordinator.
Christine Williams, March
Program Assistant. 4 Florida Board of Bar Examiners '195 day'
Jake Hannaway, registration deadline for Fall 2001 entering
Editorial Assistant. class
4-8 Spring Break
Deadline: 10 a.m. 12 Toastmasters Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
Tuesday for the next 190C Holland Hall
week's newsletter. 14 Former Congressman Bill McCollum on
Terrorism and 9/11, 12:40 p.m., Bailey
E-mail news to Courtroom
Courtroom
flalaw@law.uf. edu, Professor Stuart Cohn on Capital Markets
or bring a disk in Third World Countries, 5:20 p.m., Bailey
(PC format, text in Courtroom
WordPerfect or Word, I BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL
including author's 16 Law School Family Picnic, 11-2 p.m.,
Lake Wauberg
name and contact 17 JMBA Golf Tournament, 1 p.m.,
information), to Plantation Oaks Golf Course
Communications, 288 18 ETELS Meeting, 8:10 a.m., 292 HOL
Holland Hall. (Submit Summer and Fall 2002 Independent
news for the student Study Course Deadline
newsletter, The Docket, 21 BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL
to John Marshall Bar JMBA Theater Outing, 8:15 p.m.,
tAssociation.) Hippodrome State Theater
Association.)

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW FEBRUARY 25, 2002



LEXIS 'Professor Wrestling' Welcomes Chinese New Year
Training Hundreds came out Feb. 14 to help the Asian
Tuesday and Pacific American Law Student Association cel-
Students can earn ebrate the Chinese New Year at the law school with
their LEXIS certificate festivities welcoming the "Year of the Horse."
in a single day by tak- "This was a great success," said APALSA
ing both certification President Julie Siefkas (right). "Everyone enjoyed
training classes themselves as they learned about other cultures,
Tuesday (Feb. 26) in which was our intent."
the LEXIS lab, The event included a feast of traditional foods
second floor of from China, Japan, Korea, Laos, the Philippines,
Bruton-Geer Hall.. Thailand, Vietnam and others.
Intermediate training The highlight of the day was "sumo wrestling
at 1:50 p.m; Advanced with professors," with donations benefiting the
follows at 3 p.m. Multiple Sclerosis Society and March of Dimes.
Among the hardy souls who wriggled into 40-
pound suits and battled it out for a good cause were
Legal Skills Professor Tracy Rambo and Legal
FlaLaw is published to Research and Writing Director Henry Wihnyk
help inform and coor- (below), Associate Dean for Students Gail Sasnett,
dinate activities of the Assistant Dean for Students Pat Shannon, A A 3,A
law school community. Teaching Assistant Steve Klein and LEXIS
Representative Bonita Young. February
Stan Huguenin, Director 25 U.S. Army War College Current Affairs
of Communications. Panel Q&A, 5:30 p.m., Auditorium
Editor: Debra Amirin, ETELS Meeting, 8:10 a.m., 292 HOL
Associate Director of 26 Toastmasters Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
Communications. 190C Holland Hall
Denise Feiber, LAW Meeting, 4:10 p.m., 296 HOL
Publications 28 BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL
Coordinator.
Christine Williams, March
Program Assistant. 4 Florida Board of Bar Examiners '195 day'
Jake Hannaway, registration deadline for Fall 2001 entering
Editorial Assistant. class
4-8 Spring Break
Deadline: 10 a.m. 12 Toastmasters Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
Tuesday for the next 190C Holland Hall
week's newsletter. 14 Former Congressman Bill McCollum on
Terrorism and 9/11, 12:40 p.m., Bailey
E-mail news to Courtroom
Courtroom
flalaw@law.uf. edu, Professor Stuart Cohn on Capital Markets
or bring a disk in Third World Countries, 5:20 p.m., Bailey
(PC format, text in Courtroom
WordPerfect or Word, I BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL
including author's 16 Law School Family Picnic, 11-2 p.m.,
Lake Wauberg
name and contact 17 JMBA Golf Tournament, 1 p.m.,
information), to Plantation Oaks Golf Course
Communications, 288 18 ETELS Meeting, 8:10 a.m., 292 HOL
Holland Hall. (Submit Summer and Fall 2002 Independent
news for the student Study Course Deadline
newsletter, The Docket, 21 BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL
to John Marshall Bar JMBA Theater Outing, 8:15 p.m.,
tAssociation.) Hippodrome State Theater
Association.)

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