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Table of Contents
    Gold match deadline extended
        Page 1
    Center for Career Services
        Page 2
    Environmental moot team makes national semifinals
        Page 3
    College launches 'shadowing' program
        Page 4
    Inside the Law School
        Page 5
    Race perspectives subject of Law conference
        Page 6
    Professor Emeritus/Judge Robert Mann dies at 77
        Page 6
    'Gators' in legislature shaping the future
        Page 7
    Conference explores industry/environment relationship
        Page 8
    Law calendar
        Page 8
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UNIVERSInY OF
FLORIDA
Fredric G. Levin College of Law






Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 22 March 11, 2002


Inside Golf Match Deadline Extended
Environmental Moot You still can register for the JMBA Golf
Court Team Makes Tournament, scheduled for Sunday (March 17),
National Semifinals (3) Plantation Oaks Golf Course. JMBA has extended
the registration deadline, but participation is limited
College Launches to the first 30 teams (120 people) and is first-come,
Shadowing Program (4) first-served. Tickets are available in the JMBA
Law Gators in the Office or at its table in the concourse Tuesday-
Legislature (7) Thursday (March 12-14). Individuals without teams
and all player levels welcome. Proceeds benefit the
Make-A-Wish Foundation.
JMBA will hold a drawing at the tournament for
prizes including a boom box; gift certificates
3 UF Squads Going to Nationals
from Gainesville restaurants; and signed pictures T TS o in ta o
from Sister Hazel, Jay Leno and Charlton Heston. Tial Team Continues Record-
You do not have to be present to win. For informa- Breaking Winning Streak
tion: jmbagolf@yahoo.com or visit our Web site at UF's Trial Team won the American Trial
http://grove.uf.edu/-jmba/community/golf Lawyers Association (ATLA) competition in
Jacksonville last week, earning a spot for the law
Apply by Friday for Honor Committee school in the national ATLA competition set for
The Honor Committee will elect first- and third- later this month in Chicago.
semester representatives March 19. Candidates This brings to three the number of UF Trial
should attend an information meeting Wednesday Team squads eligible for national competitions
(March 13), 5:30 p.m., 296 Holland Hall, and e-mail since two earned the right earlier this term to
Terrorism Talk a statement (100 words or less) by noon Friday compete in the American Bar Association nation-
Slated Thursday (March 15) describing why they would like to als in Dallas in April.
Former Congressman represent their class to Honorelections@aol.com. UF and 15 other schools competed in
Bill McCollum will speak Jacksonville, and the Gator team went 5-0 -
on "Terrorism and 9/11" in ELUL Deadline March 22 eliminating Georgia State University in the semi-
the Bailey Courtroom at The spring deadline for applying to the finals and Florida State University in the finals.
12:40 p.m., Thursday Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate Fermin Lopez (bottom row, far right) and Chris
(March 14). Dean Jon Mills Program is March 22. Find out about the certificate Klemawesch were advocates, and Stacey Gross
will make introductory program, Conservation Clinic, course offerings, (fourth from right, top) and Kenneth Grace
remarks. The event is spon- summer externships, extra-curricular activities, sum- (third from right) were witnesses at the event.
sored by the Federalist mer study in Costa Rica, Center for Governmental ATLA was the third of three spring regional
Society. For information: Responsibility research assistant positions, competitions in which the UF team competed and
Federalist Society President Environmental Law Moot Court (also see page 3) won. The team won the American Bar
Alexis Calleja (SillyAlil8 and more at a meeting Thursday (March 14), 11:30 Association Regional Competition in January,
@aol.com or 332.4562). a.m., 283 Holland Hall. To receive an e-mail notice and Florida Bar Chester Bedell Memorial
of events, contact Program Assistant Marla Wolfe Competition for the second year in a row in
(elulp@law.ufl.edu). February.
(Announcements continue page 2) (See Trial Team, page 4)

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Full-Length
Mirrors
i OCI History Proves Value The number of employers participating in this
Available According to UF law students who participated term's OCI has doubled from 25 to 50 over
Thanks to a student in previous On-Campus Interview sessions, current last year. Students interested in participating should
suggestion, there are now students looking for employment are "making a contact Career Services immediately, and consider
full-length mirrors in rest- mistake by not participating." taking advantage of such programs and services as
rooms near Career And, previous OCI participants say, "using Resume Writing Workshop, Quick Resume
Services so students can Career Services to help you shine is definitely a Review, Mock Interview Program and Interviewing
check appearances before good idea." Technique Workshop.
going into interviews. According to Dexter Smith Plans also are underway for fall OCI sessions,
Student suggestions (1L), "Kathy Urbach and her with expectations there will be even more employ-
are always wecome. Give staff went over and above the ers involved than the 247 firms in 2001. The Black,
your ideas to any law call of duty helping me prepare Spanish and Asian Pacific American law student
school administrator, or for OCI. They reviewed my associations (BLSA, SALSA and APALSA) pro-
e-mail them to Dean Jon resume and offered tips on inter- vided input to Career Services on its invitation
Mills at Mills@law.ufl. viewing techniques. As a result, I process for fall term.
edu. will be working for Gray Harris
and Robinson in Orlando this Smith Multi-Cultural Awareness
summer." All are invited to a panel discussion on multi-
Beverly Pascoe (2L) said, cultural awareness in the legal workplace Saturday,
"You don't have to be a first- March 23, 11:30 a.m., UF Hotel & Conference
career law student, or in the top Center. The program is sponsored by Career
10 percent of your class, to suc- Services in conjunction with BLSA, SALSA &
ceed in OCI. For a variety of rea- APALSA.
sons, I did not participate in OCI
at the beginning. Once I decided Pro Bono Certificate
to give it a shot, Career Services Pascoe Students who have volunteered their legal
was supportive and reviewed my expertise for 35 hours or more for the underserved
resume, discussed second career issues, and helped or underrepresented are entitled to a Pro Bono
me work through the process. I found a great Certificate at the annual Pro Bono Luncheon April
match for a summer job, and accepted a position 11. To qualify, students MUST turn in their hours
with Katz Kutter Haigler Alderman Bryant & Yon to Career Services by Friday, March 22. Visit the
in Tallahassee." Center for Career Services for more information.

Westlaw
Training (Announcements, frompage ) Cohn ILS Speech Thursday
Westlaw is offering Women's History Month Noted International Programs Coordinator/Professor
Summer Associate In honor of Women's History Month, Legal Stuart Cohn will speak on the development of capi-
Internship Training, Information Center Director/Professor Betty Taylor tal markets in third world countries at a presentation
Judicial Clerkship, will discuss the history of women at the UF law hosted by the International Law Society Thursday
Advanced Westlaw school Tuesday, March 26 (350 Holland Hall, (March 14), 5:20 p.m., Bailey Courtroom. For infor-
Certificate, and Legal 12:40 p.m.). mation: Jessica Parker (jmp7905@yahoo.com).
Research & Writing In addition, the Law Association for Women will
make-up classes Tuesday- give away lollipops with Women's History facts Lake Wauburg BBQ Saturday
Thursday (March 12-14). affixed. And LEXIS will reward students searching The John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) is
Sign-up sheets are on LEXIS for answers to questions on women's his- sponsoring a BBQ picnic for students, faculty and
located on an easel out- tory. (Specifics on bulletin board outside Bruton- staff and their families at Lake Wauburg (north
side Bruton-Geer Lab, Geer Media Lab.) pavilion) Saturday (March 16), 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
where training will take LAW also reports its annual brunch is set for Tickets available from Clara Nordstedt in the
place. April 13. For information on all events: Dawn Dean's Suite for $2 (free admittance for children
Henrichon (dhenrich@ufl.edu or 384.3806). under 5). The event will include games, flag football,
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UF, along with eight other teams, advanced to Food/Beverages
the semifinals with three making it to finals. Rodda Ban n ed
was selected as best oralist in two of the team's
three preliminary rounds and Rudman was selected nd ev
as second best oralist in a preliminary round. any ind ev he
I closed containers are
r Competing teams prepared briefs and presented lo ed is r
.....now banned in the library
Soral arguments on a hypothetical scenario involving i i ir
,, .. and all classrooms under a
a skeet shooting facility and alleged violations ofea oo
new law school policy
the Clean Water Act and other federal regulations. designed to minimize prop-
"This competition gives the students the chance
erty damage and improve
to compete against their peers around the country te appearane of the la
the appearance of the law
and to see that they measure up well against the school campus. More
best in the country," said Professor/Environmental r
details on this "Spring
and Land Use Law Program Director Alyson Cleaning Effor will be
Flournoy. "Students tell me after the competition featured in the March 18
it's been a defining experience in building their
issue of FlaLaw.
confidence and skills."
Environmental Moot Team Additional support was provided by faculty
members Mark Fenster, Joseph Little, Diane
Makes National Semifinals
Mazur and William Page; Richard Hamann of
ByPublications CoordinatorDeniseFeiber the Center for Government Responsibility; Adjunct
UF College of Law Environmental Moot Court Professors Mary Jane Angelo and Terry Zinn;
Team members Jill Kelso (left), Dawn Rodda and and Legal Skills Associate Professor Joseph
Kristina Rudman recently reached the semifinal Jackson.
round in a competition featuring 60 teams at the As a result of the team's success, the college's Florida History
Pace University National Environmental Law Moot Legal Information Center will receive a number of Lecture
Court Competition in New York. The team, sent to environmental law publications donated by the Dr. Jim Miller will
this premier national environmental moot court Environmental Law Institute. Funds are con- speak on "Using
competition by the law school's Environmental and tributed annually by the Florida Bar Environmental Environmental History as a
Land Use Law Society, is coached by law student and Land Use Law Section in support of UF's moot Tool for Policymaking in
John Kasbar (second from right). court team. Florida" at 3 p.m., April
14, Faculty Dining Room.
prizes and food from the "Backyard BBQ," Law Review Invitees Faculty and students wel-
come. Miller is a state
Newberry. John Conner, Melissa Flynn, John Kasbar, ceolois a a
"This is a great opportunity to get to know each Marilee Mark, Lori Moore, Kari Pettit, Sarah A Environmental History
An Environmental History
other in an informal atmosphere. I hope to see every- Piantanida and Kevin Slattery have been invited to of Northeast Florida.
one there," said Dean Jon Mills. join Florida Law Review due to their performance in "Miller's book traces

Federalist Society Elections the Spring 2002 open writing competition. the history of the St. Johns
The Federalist Society will have its elections Lawlawpalooza Raises Funds River Valley and coastal
meeting Thursday, March 21, 12:40 p.m. (location The Association for Public Interest Law reports pleistocene to the present,
TBA). For information: President Alexis Calleja that thanks to generous support from professors focusing on human interac-
(SillyAvil80 aol.con or 332.4562). focusing on human interac-
and students this year's Lawlawpalooza fundrais- tion with, and adaptation
ing drive was a great success. The funds raised to, environmental change,"
JMBA Theater Outing through the event have been matched by the Law said Conservation Clinic
JMBA is coordinating a theater outing Thursday, College Association, and will be used to provide Director Tom Ankersen.
March 21, 8:15 p.m., to see "The Diary of Anne scholarships for UF law students working for public For information:
Frank" at the Hippodrome State Theatre. Front sec- interest legal organizations this summer. Ankersen (ankersen@law.
tion seats are available for a reduced cost of $10 (50
percent savings) in the JMBA Office today-Saturday
(March 11-16). First-come, first-served; 40 seats
available. For information: John Y(cpamd@ufl.edu).

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Tournament
Judnaes College Launches 'Shadowing' Program
Judges
Needed As the result of a successful pilot in 2001, a
Students particu- unique professional shadowing program for first-
larly those with speech year law students developed by the college will be
and/or debate experience formally launched this summer.
- are needed to judge The pilot allowed students to spend volunteer
the Florida Gulf Coast time in five Florida law firms to gain experience
Catholic Forensics and assist the organizations.
League 2002 Grand Final "First-year law students often are hungry to get
Tournament. real-world experience, but few firms are ready to
The tournament, to be hire students so early in their legal careers," said
held March 22-23 in Kathy Urbach, assistant dean for career services,
Tampa, determines who who helped coordinate the pilot.
will attend the national To fill that gap, Career Services organized and Participating in the law school's innovative shadow-
competition in May. tested the shadowing program last summer. Three ing program were second-year law students Juan
This is an opportunity of the students were asked to stay beyond their Perez (eft) and Richard Weldon, with Career
to judge quality rounds originally scheduled three-to-five weeks, and ended Services Public Service/Pro Bono Programs Director
of interscholastic argu- up getting paid by the firms, Urbach noted. "And Laura Trayham. Perez worked last summer with
Moraitis Cofar & Karney in his home town of Fort
mentation (plus acting, because feedback from students and participating Lauderdale, while Weldon (from Sarasota) was in
interpretation and orator- firms was so positive, we will expand." Tallahassee at Akerman Senterfitt & Eidson.
ical speaking) and get "The program was designed for a student to fol-
paid a meal stipend low or 'shadow' key firm attorneys and experience Lauderdale, who is bilingual, helped with foreign
and $10 per round their daily routines," according to student Richard clients and participated in real estate closings.
judged (up to $70 in Weldon of Sarasota, who worked at the Tallahassee Susan Miller of the Tampa firm Zinober and
debate and $60 in IE). firm of Akerman and Senterfitt. "In my case, did McCrea, P.A., said of student Lauren Heatwole,
To apply, contact some of that, but I also did much more. Since it's a "She did much more than expected, including
League Coordinator Bill Tallahassee firm, I was able to go to Public Service attending depositions. She was a great asset, and
Gibron (bgibron@ Commission meetings regarding Bell South and we definitely want to be involved with more first-
tampabay.rr.com or AT&T. I also got to review briefs and was involved year UF students."
813.238.1362). in some practical, legal activities." Officials from the Hoppe Law Firm in Miami
Akerman and Senterfitt's Bruce Culpepper and Morgan Colling & Gilbert of Orlando echoed
described Weldon as "a lifesaver. We ended up put- those sentiments, and plan to be involved with the
ting him on some major projects." formal program starting this summer.
George Moraitis, partner in the Fort "This is a win-win situation where we can pro-
Lauderdale firm of Moraitis Cofar and Karney, vide first-year students with valuable practical
said the program was "a great experience for the experience," said Dean Jon Mills, "and the partici-
students, and it was certainly beneficial for us." pating firms have an opportunity to see first-hand
Moraitis said student Juan Perez of Fort the quality of UF law students."

(Thal Team, from page 1) team, and our victories belong to all 40 of us," Pike
"This is an unprecedented winning streak, and a said. "We also receive a lot of support from the
wonderful reflection on the University of Florida," college's administration, our Faculty Advisor Carl
noted Team President Michael Pike (fifth from left Schwait, and local attorneys."
in page one photo). "It also is a great tribute to the Schwait is an attorney with Dell Graham, P.A.
memory of UF law Professor Jerry Bennett, who in Gainesville. Pike said Gainesville attorneys
began Trial Team here years ago." Denise Ferrero and Brande Smith helped coach
Approximately 40 students participate in Trial the ATLA team. Ferrero (J.D. '92) is a former pros-
Team each year, working together to sharpen their ecutor and now with the Gainesville law firm of
advocacy skills. For each competition, squads of Avera & Avera, and Smith (J.D. '00) is a former
four members each are chosen to participate. Trial Team member who is now a prosecutor for
"We work and support each other as one big the 8th Judicial Circuit.

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*D TA *Farewell for
Williams
In The Spotlight There
Information as provided byfaculty and staff and by regular searches of news media story reports. will be a
farewell
* Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law Other recent coverage by area news party in
Fletcher Baldwin was quoted in the media included excerpts from Dean honor of
Orlando Sentinel on the Frank Jon Mills' letter to the UF Director of Williams
Valdes case; was featured speaker on Presidental Task Force on the Future Admissions
WUFT-FM on "Terrorism and the of the University in the Gainesville and Special Programs
Money Trail;" and will speak at the Baldw Sun; the college's fundraising efforts Mills Shandrea Williams
upcoming Latin America Conference for the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center Thursday, March 21,
put on by the Center for in the Tallahassee Democrat and other papers 2-3:30 p.m., Faculty
Governmental Responsibility. statewide; the Center for the Study of Race and Dining Room.
* Assistant Professor Jonathan Race Relations' upcoming March conference in Williams has accepted
Cohen's article, "The Ethics of Cohen the Florida Bar News; and the UF Trial Team in a vice president's posi-
Respect in Negotiation," has been the Florida Bar News for its Chester Bedell tion at Edward Waters
accepted by the Negotiation Journal. Memorial Mock Trial championship. College in Jacksonville.
* Professor Joseph Little was quoted Her last day at the
in the Gainesville Sun about federal Faculty Enrichment Friday College of Law is
investigation of the Valdes case. John Dzienkowski, law professor, University March 22.
* Legal Information Center Director Taylor of Texas, will speak on "The Decline in Lawyer
Betty Taylor was quoted in the Independence: Trading Legal Services for Equity
Independent Florida Alligator on the Interests in Clients" Friday (March 15), noon,
pending library expansion. Faculty Dining Room. To attend, contact Professor
Christopher Slobogin (392.2266,
* Clarence J. TeSelle Professor of Law Cris r Slogin (39.
slobogin(,law.uJl.edu).
Martin J. McMahon was quoted on slobogn
McMahon
proposed IRS capitalization rules in
Tax Notes Today.
* Affiliate Professor Paul Magnarella
recently lectured on "Explaining
Human Calamity: The Cases of
Yugoslavia and Rwanda" at Georgia Magnarella
College, and "The Place of Human
Rights in the Liberal Arts Curriculum"
at Georgia State University.
* Desta Meghoo-Peddie, Center for
Study ofRace and Race Relations Little on 'Law Matters' Wershow
acting director, was interviewed on Peddie Professor Joseph Little (center, with Lecture April 2
WUFT-TV and WUFT-FM. Gainesville City Attorney Marion Radson and Dr. Leo Polopolus will
* Professor/Intellectual Property former Gainesville Police Chief Wayland speak on "The Legacy of
Program Director Thomas Cotter Clifton) appeared on the regional TV program James S. Wershow: Policy
was quoted in the National Law Matters" to discuss the First Amendent Directions for the New
Journal on a copyright case to be and Thomas vs. Park District of Chicago. Millennium," April 2,
sI am familiar with the case and also with
heard by the Supreme Court. Cotter the fact it has some relevance to a case involv- 8 p.m., Auditorium (190
SAssociate Dean for Students Gail ing the city of Gainesville," Little said. The presentHall).
Sasnett spoke on WCJB-TV and The half-hour show broadcast by The presentation is part
WUFT-FM about Safety City, a joint Gainesville News Channel 5 covers a vari- Dorof thy Fes. Wershow
project between the Gainesville ety of legal topics with experts speaking on Distinguished LWershow
Kiwanis Club of which she is both sides of an issue.Lecture
president and the city. Sasnett Series.

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Race Perspectives Subject of Law Conference

Select academicians and community Other featured partici-
activists from across the country will pants include Jamaican
join their peers from UF and the Levin Ambassador Dudley
College of Law to discuss perspectives Thompson, diversity con-
and recommendations on race and race sultant and author Peggy
relations at a two-day conference here Nagae, Vernellia Randall Peddie
March 21-22. of the University of Dayton,
Keynote speaker will be Randall David Brennan of Mercer University,
Robinson, author of Defending the Maggie Chon of Seattle University,
Spirit: A Black Life in America; The Penelope Andrews of Queens
Debt: WhatAmerica Owes to Blacks, College/City University of New York
and the just-released The Reckoning: and Hilary Beckles, pro-vice chancellor
War College Q&A What Blacks Owe to Each Other. of the University of the West Indies.
The U.S. Army War College Current Affairs Robinson is founder and president of Six law school faculty members and
Panel discussed current issues and government TransAfrica, a human rights activist nine from other UF colleges and depart-
policies with students Feb. 25. Two U.S. Army group, and will speak on "Reparations: ments also are scheduled to participate.
lawyers both colonels and others with Issues and Solutions." For information and registration
extensive experience and qualifications were fea- The conference, to be held in the J. details: www.law.ufl.edu/centers csrrr,
tured. The event was hosted by the Federalist Wayne Reitz Union, is coordinated by click on "Special Conference Schedule;"
Society, International Law Society and Criminal the law school's Center for the Study of or Desta Meghoo-Peddie, acting
Law Association, and American Bar Association. Race and Race Relations (CSRRR). CSRRR director (392.5013 or
meghoo @law. ufl. edu).


Professor Emeritus/Judge Robert Mann Dies at 77

F ormer judge, state legislator and UF law pro-
Ba c km i fessor Robert Trask Mann suffered a heart attack
and died Feb. 26. He was 77.
Reunion "All of us are saddened by our colleague Bob
The 14th annual Mann's death," said Dean Jon Mills, "I clerked for
Black Alumni Reunion Judge Mann when he was at the 2nd DCA. He was
Weekend, "Dreams a great mentor and role model. He loved this law
Delayed, Dreams school. We will miss him."
Conferred," is March 21- All who knew and worked with Mann remarked
24. The weekend on his intellectual prowess he earned degrees
which includes a recep- from UF, George Washington, Harvard, Yale and
tion, breakfast, CLE Stetson high ethical standards and quick wit. He
courses, lunch and Virgil was a talented debater, and strong supporter of civil
Hawkins event will be rights and desegregation. Robert Mann
held at the UF Hotel and Judge Mann began his public career in 1956 from 1974 to 1986, during which time he was
Conference Center when he was elected to the Florida House of appointed to the Public Service Commission.
(Doubletree). Students Representatives as a Democrat representing Judge Mann retired to his native Tarpon Springs,
may attend at a reduced Hillsborough County. He spent 12 years in the then lived in recent years in Belleair. He is survived
cost of $25. Legislature, where he had tremendous impact on by his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Brown Mann, a former
For information or to the future of Florida, and was awarded the St. professor of library science; son Robert T. Mann
register: Bradley Harper Petersburg Times most valuable legislator award Jr. of Stone Ridge, N.Y.; and daughter Margaret
or Dexter Smith for 1967. Elizabeth Mann of Brussels, Belgium. The family
(392.7114 or From 1968 to 1974, he served on the Second requests that memorials in Judge Mann's honor be
kubwa@ufl.edu). District Court of Appeal in Lakeland and was chief made to the UF College of Law or Florida
judge his last two years there. He taught law at UF Methodist Foundation in Lakeland.


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


Race Perspectives Subject of Law Conference

Select academicians and community Other featured partici-
activists from across the country will pants include Jamaican
join their peers from UF and the Levin Ambassador Dudley
College of Law to discuss perspectives Thompson, diversity con-
and recommendations on race and race sultant and author Peggy
relations at a two-day conference here Nagae, Vernellia Randall Peddie
March 21-22. of the University of Dayton,
Keynote speaker will be Randall David Brennan of Mercer University,
Robinson, author of Defending the Maggie Chon of Seattle University,
Spirit: A Black Life in America; The Penelope Andrews of Queens
Debt: WhatAmerica Owes to Blacks, College/City University of New York
and the just-released The Reckoning: and Hilary Beckles, pro-vice chancellor
War College Q&A What Blacks Owe to Each Other. of the University of the West Indies.
The U.S. Army War College Current Affairs Robinson is founder and president of Six law school faculty members and
Panel discussed current issues and government TransAfrica, a human rights activist nine from other UF colleges and depart-
policies with students Feb. 25. Two U.S. Army group, and will speak on "Reparations: ments also are scheduled to participate.
lawyers both colonels and others with Issues and Solutions." For information and registration
extensive experience and qualifications were fea- The conference, to be held in the J. details: www.law.ufl.edu/centers csrrr,
tured. The event was hosted by the Federalist Wayne Reitz Union, is coordinated by click on "Special Conference Schedule;"
Society, International Law Society and Criminal the law school's Center for the Study of or Desta Meghoo-Peddie, acting
Law Association, and American Bar Association. Race and Race Relations (CSRRR). CSRRR director (392.5013 or
meghoo @law. ufl. edu).


Professor Emeritus/Judge Robert Mann Dies at 77

F ormer judge, state legislator and UF law pro-
Ba c km i fessor Robert Trask Mann suffered a heart attack
and died Feb. 26. He was 77.
Reunion "All of us are saddened by our colleague Bob
The 14th annual Mann's death," said Dean Jon Mills, "I clerked for
Black Alumni Reunion Judge Mann when he was at the 2nd DCA. He was
Weekend, "Dreams a great mentor and role model. He loved this law
Delayed, Dreams school. We will miss him."
Conferred," is March 21- All who knew and worked with Mann remarked
24. The weekend on his intellectual prowess he earned degrees
which includes a recep- from UF, George Washington, Harvard, Yale and
tion, breakfast, CLE Stetson high ethical standards and quick wit. He
courses, lunch and Virgil was a talented debater, and strong supporter of civil
Hawkins event will be rights and desegregation. Robert Mann
held at the UF Hotel and Judge Mann began his public career in 1956 from 1974 to 1986, during which time he was
Conference Center when he was elected to the Florida House of appointed to the Public Service Commission.
(Doubletree). Students Representatives as a Democrat representing Judge Mann retired to his native Tarpon Springs,
may attend at a reduced Hillsborough County. He spent 12 years in the then lived in recent years in Belleair. He is survived
cost of $25. Legislature, where he had tremendous impact on by his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Brown Mann, a former
For information or to the future of Florida, and was awarded the St. professor of library science; son Robert T. Mann
register: Bradley Harper Petersburg Times most valuable legislator award Jr. of Stone Ridge, N.Y.; and daughter Margaret
or Dexter Smith for 1967. Elizabeth Mann of Brussels, Belgium. The family
(392.7114 or From 1968 to 1974, he served on the Second requests that memorials in Judge Mann's honor be
kubwa@ufl.edu). District Court of Appeal in Lakeland and was chief made to the UF College of Law or Florida
judge his last two years there. He taught law at UF Methodist Foundation in Lakeland.


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'Gators' in Legislature Shaping the Future Networking BBQ
Interact with UF law
By Editorial Assistant Jake Hannaway graduales in a casual atmos-

UF College of Law graduates are helping shape Rep. Joe H. Pickens J.D. '83 phere and discuss employ-
the future of the University of Florida, the law District 21 (Putnam, parts of Clay, and ment opportunities and
school and other state institutions through their Marion counties), Palatka. Republican. more at the law school's
service on the Florida Legislature. Council/Committee Membership. General Alumni Council
Education. Transportation. Judicial Networking BBQ Saturday,
"These 11 legislators continue the excellent tra- Education. Transporaion. Judicial Networking BBQ Saturday,
diionofGaor law grads who have made remen- Oversight. Education Appropriations. Pickens April 6. Students should
ditin of Gatr law grads Rep. Larry Crow J.D. '82
dous contributions through their service in the Rep. Larry Crow J.D.'8 arrive at 11 a.m. in front of
Distnct 49 (part ofPinellas County), Bai o t s in
Florida House and Senate," said Dean Jon Mills, Dunedin. Republica. Select Comm. on Baley Courtroom to sign in
Dunedin. Republican. Select Comm. on
himself a former state representative and speaker of Oversight & Accountability for Florida's and provide information
the house. "They also join the long, impressive line Pension Funds. Judicial Oversight, Chair. regarding geographic or
of our law school grads who have held and do hold Council for Smarter Govemment. Fiscal practice area preferences.
vial posiions in inernaional, naional, state and Responsibility Council. Joint Legislative Cro Sudens aso are invied -
tal Cposons n nern on non se n ommittee on Article V. Procedural & C Su s a re in d
local governments." Redistricting Council (Groups A and D). House but nt required -
* Rep. Jeffrey D. Kottkamp J.D. '87 Redistricting, Co-Chair. attend the Alumni Council
District 74 (parts of Charlotte, Lee and Senator Rod Smith J.D. (Honors) '74 meeting at 10 a.m. R.S.V.P.
Sarasota counties), Cape Coral. Republican. District 5 (parts ofAlachua, Bradford, Clay, by March 29 to Mike Scott
Agriculture & Consumer Affairs. Select Columbia, Levy, Marion, Putnam, (mikescott@law.ufl.edu or
Comm. on Oversight & Accountability for Suwannee and Union counties) Gainesville. 392.9296) in the Alumni
Florida's Pension Funds. Judicial Oversight, Democrat. Ethics and Elections, ice Affairs Office (282 H and
Vice Chair. Claims. House Redistricting. Kottkamp Chairma. Criminal Justice, ice Chairman. A rs ice (282 Holland
* Senator Buddy Dyer J.D. '87 Finance and Taxation. Govemmental Smith Hall).
District 14 (parts of Orange and Seminole Oversight and Productivity. Natural
counties), Orlando. Democrat. Judiciary, Resources. Subcommittee on Legislative Apportionment
Vice Chairman. Appropriations and Redistricting. Select Committee on Public Security C n si der
Subcommittee on Education. Ethics and and Crisis Management.
Elections. Subcommittee on Congressional Rep. Timothy M. "Tim" Ryan J.D. '81 A umni Council
Apportionment and Redistncting. Dyer District 99 (part of Broward County), Students can stay in
Transportation. Joint Legislative Dania Beach. Democrat. Utilities & touch with classmates and
Auditing Committee. Telecommunications. Judicial Oversight. colleagues and have a voice
* Rep. Dan Gelber J.D. '85 Fiscal Responsibility Council. Fiscal Policy in law school affairs by
District 106 (part of Dade County), Miami & Resources. Rules, Ethics & Elections.
Beach. Democratic Whip. Select Comm. on Procedural & Redistricting Council Ryan serving on the Law Alumni
Oversight & Accountability for Florida's (Groups A and D). n Council. Comprised of
Pension Funds. Council for Healthy Senator John F. Laurent J.D. '72 about 200 alumni represent-
Communities. Information Technology. District 17 (parts of Highlands, ing each graduating class,
Judicial Oversight. Joint Legislative Gelber Okeechobee and Polk counties), Bartow. this advisory board assists
Committee on Article V. Select Committee Republican. Subcommittee on Legislative with fund raising, reunions
on Security, ice Chair. Apportionment and Redistricting, regional outreach programs
* Rep. J. Dudley Goodlette J.D. '72 Chairman. Appropriations Subcommittee rio
District 76 (part of Collier County), Naples. on General Govemment. Education. Laurent and student support.
Republican. Council for Ready Natural Resources. Rules and Calendar. Transportation. To apply, e-mail or drop
Infrastructure. Utilities & Joint Legislative Committee on Article V. off your resume by March
Telecommunications. Judicial Oversight. Senator Walter G. "Skip" 29 to Denise Stobbie,
Rules, Ethics & Elections, Chair. Select Campbell Jr. J.D. '73 associate director of devel-
Committee on Flonda's Economic Future. Goodlette
Select Committee on Florida's Economic Future. Goodette District 33 (part of Broward County), pment & alumni affairs,
Select Committee on Security, Chair. Tamac. Democra. Regulated Industries, stobbeaw.u.edu, 282
Procedural & Redistricting Council (Groups A and D). Tamac. Democrat. Regulated Industres, stobbie@law.ufl.edu, 282
Chairman. Banking and Insurance. Finance
* Rep. Anna Holliday "Holly" and Taxation. Health, Aging and Long-Term Holland Hall. Interviews
Benson J.D. '96 Care. Judiciary. Subcommittee on Campbell will begin at 9:30 a.m. prior
District 3 (part of Escambia County), Congressional Apportionment and to the Alumni Council
Pensacola. Republican. Council for Redistricting. Rules and Calendar. Select Committee on meeting Saturday, April 6.
Competitive Commerce. Health Promotion. Public Security and Crisis Management. Joint Legislative (See "Networking BBQ, "
Utilities & Telecommunications. Health & Committee on Article V. Joint Legislative Budget
Human Services Appropriations. Joint Benson Commission. Zero-Based Budgeting Subcommittee on aboe.)
Legislative Committee on Article V. Public Safety. Commission on Capital Cases.

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


The complete text of
DeanJon Mills and Conference Explores Industry/Environment Relationship
Associate Dean Michael By Conference Co-Chairs Nicole Kibert & Regina Fegan
Seigel's recent report to More than 180 conference participants -
the UF Presidential
Tsk Force is available including students, attorneys and advocates -
Task Force is available
joined 70 panelists representing industry, environ-
Sa l f t mental groups, academia and government agencies
college Web site at: at the 8th Annual Public Interest Environmental
www.law.ufledu. Conference in February. "Industry is from Mars,
Environmentalists are from Venus: Reconciling Our
Also available are Differences on Earth" focused on several of
past issues of FlaLaw Florida's major industries Agriculture,
(in full color) and other Development, Infrastructure and Tourism. The con-
law school materials. ference also explored how attorneys can influence
Click on "Publications." sustainable development. Student organizers of the ELUL conference were
Reception Keynote Speaker was Dr. David Kristina Rudman (left, back), James Charles, Thomas
Guggenheim, Ocean Conservancy vice president Ruppert, Stephanie Perez, Pamela Jo Hatley, Kelly
Samek, Providance Nagy and co-chair Nicole Kibert.
for conservation policy, and the banquet keynote Samek Providance Nag and co-chair Nicole Kibert.
for c tion plicy, ad e b et k e Also Stephen Fernandez (front), Kelly Martinson, co-
speaker was Gary Guzy, Foley Hoag & Eliot, LLP chair Regina Fegan, Sara Habhab and Fabrianna
Corporate Social Responsibility practice group. Schmidt.
Guzy discussed the history of environmental law
FlaLaw is published to and how corporations increasingly include environ-
help inform and coordi- mental and social considerations in operating plans LA A 3 AA *E
nate activities of the law well in advance of government regulation -
school community. particularly in areas related to climate change. March
Stan Huguenin, Director The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (based on 12 Toastmasters Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
of Communications. social, environmental and long-term economic 190C HOL
Editor: Debra Amirin, APR dimensions) prove that socially responsible invest- 14 Former Congressman Bill McCollum on
Associate Director of ing is economically viable. "Terrorism and 9/11," 12:40 p.m., Bailey
Communications. Conference participants were encouraged to Courtroom
SProfessor Stuart Cohn on "Capital Markets
Denise Feiber, APR engage in a healthy and respectful debate in panels in Third Wor Stuart Cohn on "Capita l Markets
in Third World Countries," 5:20 p.m., Bailey
Publications Coordinator. on topics such as regulating wildlife-based tourism, Courtroom
Christine Williams, environmental impacts of raising animals for human BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL
Program Assistant. consumption, conservation easements, environmen- 16 Law School Family Picnic, 11-2 p.m.,
Jake Hannaway, tal ethics and advocacy, and energy sustainability. Lake Wauberg
Editorial Assistant. 17 JMBA Golf Tournament, 1 p.m.,
Deadline: 10 a.m. Plantation Oaks Golf Course
Tuesday for the next 18 ETELS Meeting, 8:10 a.m., 292 HOL
Summer and Fall 2002 Independent
week's newsletter. Study Course Deadline
E-mail news to Toastmasters Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
fJalaw@law.ufl.edu, 190C HOL
or bring a disk 21 Farewell Party for Shandrea Williams,
(PC format, text in 2-3:30 p.m., Faculty Dining Room
WordPerfect or Word, BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL
SFederalists Society Elections, 12:40 p.m.,
including author's name Location TBA
and contact information), JMBA Theater Outing, 8:15 p.m.,
to Communications, 288 Adjunct Professor Mary Jane Angelo (eft), keynote Hippodrome State Theater
Holland Hall. (Submit speaker Gary Guzy, Dean Jon Mills, Environmental 21-23 Center for the Study of Race & Race
news for the student and Land Use Program Director Alyson Flournoy and Relations Annual Conference, UF Hotel and
newsletter, The Docket, Assistant Professor Mark Fenster socialized during the Conference Center
ELUL conference. 21-24 Black Alumni Reunion, UF Hotel and
to John Marshall Bar Conference Center
Association.)

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


The complete text of
DeanJon Mills and Conference Explores Industry/Environment Relationship
Associate Dean Michael By Conference Co-Chairs Nicole Kibert & Regina Fegan
Seigel's recent report to More than 180 conference participants -
the UF Presidential
Tsk Force is available including students, attorneys and advocates -
Task Force is available
joined 70 panelists representing industry, environ-
Sa l f t mental groups, academia and government agencies
college Web site at: at the 8th Annual Public Interest Environmental
www.law.ufledu. Conference in February. "Industry is from Mars,
Environmentalists are from Venus: Reconciling Our
Also available are Differences on Earth" focused on several of
past issues of FlaLaw Florida's major industries Agriculture,
(in full color) and other Development, Infrastructure and Tourism. The con-
law school materials. ference also explored how attorneys can influence
Click on "Publications." sustainable development. Student organizers of the ELUL conference were
Reception Keynote Speaker was Dr. David Kristina Rudman (left, back), James Charles, Thomas
Guggenheim, Ocean Conservancy vice president Ruppert, Stephanie Perez, Pamela Jo Hatley, Kelly
Samek, Providance Nagy and co-chair Nicole Kibert.
for conservation policy, and the banquet keynote Samek Providance Nag and co-chair Nicole Kibert.
for c tion plicy, ad e b et k e Also Stephen Fernandez (front), Kelly Martinson, co-
speaker was Gary Guzy, Foley Hoag & Eliot, LLP chair Regina Fegan, Sara Habhab and Fabrianna
Corporate Social Responsibility practice group. Schmidt.
Guzy discussed the history of environmental law
FlaLaw is published to and how corporations increasingly include environ-
help inform and coordi- mental and social considerations in operating plans LA A 3 AA *E
nate activities of the law well in advance of government regulation -
school community. particularly in areas related to climate change. March
Stan Huguenin, Director The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (based on 12 Toastmasters Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
of Communications. social, environmental and long-term economic 190C HOL
Editor: Debra Amirin, APR dimensions) prove that socially responsible invest- 14 Former Congressman Bill McCollum on
Associate Director of ing is economically viable. "Terrorism and 9/11," 12:40 p.m., Bailey
Communications. Conference participants were encouraged to Courtroom
SProfessor Stuart Cohn on "Capital Markets
Denise Feiber, APR engage in a healthy and respectful debate in panels in Third Wor Stuart Cohn on "Capita l Markets
in Third World Countries," 5:20 p.m., Bailey
Publications Coordinator. on topics such as regulating wildlife-based tourism, Courtroom
Christine Williams, environmental impacts of raising animals for human BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL
Program Assistant. consumption, conservation easements, environmen- 16 Law School Family Picnic, 11-2 p.m.,
Jake Hannaway, tal ethics and advocacy, and energy sustainability. Lake Wauberg
Editorial Assistant. 17 JMBA Golf Tournament, 1 p.m.,
Deadline: 10 a.m. Plantation Oaks Golf Course
Tuesday for the next 18 ETELS Meeting, 8:10 a.m., 292 HOL
Summer and Fall 2002 Independent
week's newsletter. Study Course Deadline
E-mail news to Toastmasters Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
fJalaw@law.ufl.edu, 190C HOL
or bring a disk 21 Farewell Party for Shandrea Williams,
(PC format, text in 2-3:30 p.m., Faculty Dining Room
WordPerfect or Word, BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL
SFederalists Society Elections, 12:40 p.m.,
including author's name Location TBA
and contact information), JMBA Theater Outing, 8:15 p.m.,
to Communications, 288 Adjunct Professor Mary Jane Angelo (eft), keynote Hippodrome State Theater
Holland Hall. (Submit speaker Gary Guzy, Dean Jon Mills, Environmental 21-23 Center for the Study of Race & Race
news for the student and Land Use Program Director Alyson Flournoy and Relations Annual Conference, UF Hotel and
newsletter, The Docket, Assistant Professor Mark Fenster socialized during the Conference Center
ELUL conference. 21-24 Black Alumni Reunion, UF Hotel and
to John Marshall Bar Conference Center
Association.)

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