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 Inside the Law School
 Loans for Bar exam expenses
 Law School endowment ranks high...
 Fall/summer 2002 pre-registrat...
 Law calendar


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Table of Contents
    'Spring cleaning' underway at College of Law
        Page 1
    Center for Career Services
        Page 2
    Two international advocates featured at CSRRR conference
        Page 3
    Using recycling 'clusters'
        Page 4
    Inside the Law School
        Page 5
    Loans for Bar exam expenses
        Page 6
    Law School endowment ranks high - but financial base needs expansion
        Page 7
    Fall/summer 2002 pre-registration
        Page 8
    Law calendar
        Page 8
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UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA
Fredric G. Levin College of Law



Inside
* International Activists
Head UF Law Race
Conference (3) Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 23 March 18, 2002
* Apply for Clinics,
Trial Practice (6)
Cooperation Needed to Counter Campus Cutbacks, Improve School Appearance
* Endowment High,
But Financing Lo 7) 'Spring Cleaning' Underway at College of Law

Law student Nicole Kibert says too many of us
don't think about the consequences of not dispos-
ing of trash properly.
"People will read the Alligator, for example,
then leave it on the table for someone else to read,"
said Kibert. "But, instead of being read, the paper
ends up on the ground and becomes one more
piece of trash."
Legal Information Center Director/Professor
Betty Taylor concurs.
"We have similar problems in classrooms.
People bring drinks, which drip or spill and leave a Law student Nicole Kibert (eft), Student Affairs
sticky residue the next person has to deal with. Coordinator Noemar Castro and Legal Information
College in too ote trah is lCenter Director Betty Taylor demonstrate types of
COu ge in And, too often, trash is left behind," said Taylor. trash- general, cans and paper- that should go in
trash general cans and paper that should go in
Hispanic 'Top 10' "People mean well, but even our faculty must be ach container in the new 'cluster' arrangement. The
The UF College of Law made aware of the importance of keeping our class- clusters make recycling easier and simplify garbage
ranks third following rooms, meeting spaces and campus clean." disposal
universities of Texas and These and other comments were made during a
New Mexico in the "Top series of "Cleanup Committee" meetings held at Campus Cleanup Changes
10 Law Schools for the law school the last six weeks. The committee, UF budget cutbacks mean fewer custodial staff
Hispanic Students," as consisting of student, faculty and staff members hours. It is important to pick up after ourselves
ranked by Hispanic and Dean Jon Mills, has been looking into ways to and put litter in its place.
Business Magazine (March improve the law campus appearance in the face of Trash pick-up will be reduced to every other
2002). Other Florida UF budget cuts and reduced funds available for
schools are Miami (#6) and custodial staff and support. articularly im ortant
Nova Southeastern (#10). "Based on the university's cutback ofjanitorial particularly important.
Food and beverages should not be brought into
In addition to academic services, we have begun our own initiative to the library and classrooms.
and faculty stature, rank- improve the cleanliness and appearance of our Papers and other publications distributed in
ings are based on minority campus," said Mills. "We started by looking at pec a ter ading as a in
recruitment and retention what we, the administration, could do.can don't leave behd for others
(student/faculty), mentoring "We've cleaned up cluttered areas, adopted a O es ll not be dted and i e se
programs, student activities new 'cluster' system of trash cans to facilitate w us w
progr less frequently. We must do more ourselves.
and associations, profes- recycling, added plants, replaced old lockers and le eenl e m do mre orees.
Smoking allowed only in designated areas.
sional internship opportuni- improved the faculty meeting room and clinic area.
p oppo Dispose of butts in designated containers.
ties, career placement serv- We are now looking into ways to reward custodians
ices, alumni, networking and groundskeepers for good work. Remember, the appearance of the law school
and financial aid. For "The appearance of the law school reflects on campus reflects on all of us. Do your image a
information: www. all of us affiliated with it," Mills added. "We are favor pitch in.
hispanicbusiness.com. (See 'Spring Cleaning'page 4)
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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW MARCH 18, 2002



May Grads
Must Have Exit
Cou nseling Multicultural Awareness Panel incorrect, you must see Jessie
All are invited to a free panel discussion on Howell before Friday (March 22).
Federal regulations say
Federal regulations say "The Law: A Multicultural Perspective," Saturday
all student loan borrowers (March 23), 2:30 p.m., UF Hotel & Conference New Pro Bono Opps
must complete exit coun- Center. Three panelists from firms across Florida If you have an idea for a new Pro
seling prior to commence- will discuss diversity issues in the legal field, such Bono opportunity, and it meets the
ment. You will not Howell
ment. You will not as recruitment, hiring, retention and advancement, following five criteria, Career Services owe
receive your diploma, followed by a 15-minute Q&A. The program is will help create it for you:
inal transcpt or other sponsored by Career Services and co-sponsored by 1. Work that is legal in nature;
university services until
university services until BLSA, SALSA and APALSA. 2. With a government agency, court or
your exit counseling is
your exit counseling non-profit organization;
completed. Externship Forms Due Today 3. Supervised by an attorney;

1. To conduct your Students chosen for externships must turn in 4. For which you receive no compensation or
Stafford/Direct Loan registration forms to Laura Traynham in Career academic credit; and
Exit Counseling, log on Services by 5 p.m. today (March 18). 5. Benefits the underserved, underrepresented or
the ISIS web site those with limited resources.
(www.ISIS.ufl.edu), Annual Pro Bono Award Brunch Put your idea in writing and make an appoint-
select "Financial Students who have earned 35 pro bono hours or ment with Howell in Career Services.
Information," then more will soon receive an invitation to the Pro
"Federal Direct Loan Bono Award Brunch, to be held April 11, 11 a.m.- Job Help for Fifth-Semesters
Counseling." Once 1 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. by April 5th. Thinking about what you will be doing after
through the interview, If you have earned 35 hours or more and have graduation? Need help? Come to Career Services
print and sign signature not received your Pro Bono Certificate, come to and schedule an appointment with a counselor. We
page and return to Career Services and check your hours on the listing can assist with resumes, cover letters and inter-
address listed for posted behind the glass boards. If your hours are viewing skills, and help you focus your job search.
University Financial
Services. (Announcements, from page 1) type your e-mail address and name. Three winners
SALSA Board Meeting Today will be chosen this week and all entries retained for
2. Students who receivedThe Spanish American Law Students Association a grand prize drawing at the end of the month.
Perkins and/or
will have its general board meeting today (March
Institutional Loan funds ) in 290 Holland Hal Real Property Workshop Saturday
must attend a special The Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund will conduct
exit interview in the Speech, Giveaways, Contest its Real Property Workshop Saturday (March 23),
University Financial Honor Women's History Month 9 a.m.-noon, 297 Holland Hall. The annual spring
Services office. In honor ofWomen's History Month, Legal workshop covers practical aspects of determining the
Appointment times will Information Center Director/Professor Betty Taylor marketability of title to real estate, including proce-
be mailed to students at wi discuss the history of women at the UF aw dures for the examination of title. All students wel-
their current addresses school Tuesday, March 26 (350 Holland Hall, come; those planning to graduate before the begin-
as listed on ISIS. 12:40 pm.). ning of next spring semester are particularly encour-
Failure to attend will In addition, the Law Association for Women aged to attend. No charge or registration require-
prevent your diploma (LAW) will give away lollipops with women's histo- ment. For information: Professor David Smith (375
from being awarded. ry facts affixed. And LAW and LEXIS are sponsor- Holland Hall).
For information: ing weekly contests during March in which you can ELUL Deadline Friday (March 22)
T ,University Financial win prizes as you learn. Go to LEXIS and, using thee e
Univervices Debt NEWS source, find a news article which identifies The spring deadline for applying to the
Management Department the name of the first female Florida Supreme Court Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate
Management Department Program is Friday (March 22')
(392.0738). justice. Within that article, use the e-mail function ogram is ray ar ).
and e-mail the story to Dawn Henrichon at (Announcements continuepage 4)
dhenrich@ufl.edu. In the "add a brief note" box,

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FLALAW N EWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. L EVIN COLLEGE OF LAW MARCH 18, 2002


Set Thursday-Friday at J. Wayne Reitz Union Black Aumni
Black Alumni
Two International Advocates Featured at CSRRR Conference Reunion
The 14th Annual
Internationally recognized Registration is FREE for students and faculty, Black Alumni Reunion
human rights advocate and although CSRRR asks you to register prior to Weekend, "Dreams
author R andallRobinson and attending. Tickets to Robinson's speech Thursday Delayed, Dreams
former Jamaican cabinet minis- (March 21) in the law auditorium also are compli- Conferred," is this
ter Dudley Thompson will be mentary, and available from Student Affairs and weekend (March 21-
featured this week (March 21- Goering's Bookstores. 24). A reception, break-
22), at the third annual confer- For information and registration: fast, CLE courses, lunch
ence on race and race relations www.law.ufl.edu/centers/csrrr, click on and Virgil Hawkins
conducted by the law school. Robinson "Special Conference Schedule." event will be held at the
Thompson and Robinson will be hel d a
join with academicians and community activists from U Hotel and
join with academicians and community activists from "Mr. Robinson is known for his strong stands on Conference Center
across the country at the invitation of the Center for South African freedom and Haitian justice, and (Doubletree). Students
the Study of Race and Race Relations for the event Commissioner Thompson was involved in the nation- may attend at a reduced
scheduled for the J. Wayne Reitz Student Union.
scheduled for the J. Wayne Reitz Student Union. alist struggles of Tanganyika and Kenya," said Desta cost of $25.
Meghoo-Peddie, acting CSRRR director. "We are For information or to
honored to have two men so vital to the history of register: Bradley
civil rights throughout the world in this conference." Harper or Dexter
Robinson, a 1970 Harvard Law graduate, will be Smith (392.7114 or
keynote speaker at a Thursday dinner, speaking on kubwait@ufl.edu).
"Reparations: Issues and Solutions." Robinson
authored The Debt: The Case for Reparations to
African-Americans andAfrican Countries, which
addresses whether reparations can remedy continuing S rin
consequences of slavery. Spri g 2002
Among other featured participants are diversity Grads May Join
consultant and author Peggy Nagae, Penelope Al umni Council
McCollum on Terrorism, 9/11 Andres of Albany Law School, Cernellia Randall of Spring 2002 graduates
By EditoralssistantJake Hannawy the University of Dayton, David Brennan of Mercer can stay in touch with
The United States must prevent and contain University, Lorraine Bannai of Seattle University classmates and colleagues
terror attempts and the proliferation of nuclear, and Charles Pouncy of Temple University School of and have a voice in law
chemical and biological weapons if it is to suc- Law. Faculty members from UF law and other col- school affairs by serving
ceed in the war on terror, according to former leges of the university also will participate. on the Law Alumni
Congressman Bill McCollum (right, speaking Council. This advisory
with International Law Society President Jessica board assists with fund
Parker). 'Legal ssues in A erica' raising, reunions, regional
) 'Legal Issues in Americas' outreach programs and
McCollum spoke March 14 at the law school Conference 22 outreach programs and
sponsored by the Federalist Society and stuent support.
noted that the U.S. must strive to grow wealth and The Third Annual "Legal & Policy Issues in To apply, e-mail or
create fair institutions, especially independent the Americas" conference is set for April 22. drop off your resume by
courts, in Third World countries. Participants include international attorneys, trade March 29 to Denise
Governor Jeb Bush appointed McCollum to law specialists, Florida business leaders, and key Stobbie, associate director
the Florida Domestic Security Advisory Panel government and private sector representatives. The of development & alumni
after the Sept. 11 attacks. He is a partner at Baker conference is sponsored by the Levin College of affairs, stobbie@law.ufl.
& Hostetler LLP, in Orlando and Washington, Law, Center for Governmental Responsibility, edu, 282 Holland Hall.
D.C., specializing in federal policy, Congressional Center for International Business Education and Interviews begin at 9:30
administrative remedies and strategic planning. Research/Warrington College of Business. a.m. prior to the Alumni
His service in the U.S. House of Representatives For information: Center for Governmental Council meeting Saturday,
(1981-2001) included serving on the House Task Responsibility Development Director JoAnn April 6. (See "Networking
Force on Terrorism. Klein (392.2237 or Klein@law.ufl.edu). Luncheon" page 7.)

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Using (Spring Cleaning, 'from page 1)
Recycling very proud of our law school, and of the new facili- Construction Update
Rey i ties we will have one day soon. We need to work Complicating law school cleanup efforts are
'Clusters'
together to clean up our current facilities, a variety of construction projects, most of
To assist with particularly since we will be able to rely far less which are winding down or completed.
recycling and garbage than before on the janitorial staff."
disposal efforts, six Committee members Kibert and Noemar Completed projects:
new "cluster system" Castro met with UF Working Capital Management Concourse bathrooms renovated.
trash cans group- Analysis Coordinator Al Krause to help develop a State-mandated sprinkler systems installed in
ings of three marked recycling plan to better meet the law school's needs Bruton-Geer and third-floor Holland Hall.
for general, can and and remain within practical constraints of the uni- Water pipe replacement in Holland Hall.
paper product dispos- versity system. Recycling is particularly important Outside pipe replacements connected with
al are replacing since with recent cutbacks it is likely trash s and w n
the old law school pick-u sprinker system and water pipe installations.
pick-up will be reduced to every other or even
system. Faculty, staff every third day. Network/phone wire installation in Bruton-
system. Faculty, staff every third day.
and students are assist with recycing and garbage dispsal Geer and two floors of Holland.
To assist with recycling and garbage disposal
urged to separate efforts, six new "cluster system" trash cans -
their trash, and groupings of three per cluster marked for trash, In Progress:
dispose of it in appro- can/bottle and paper product disposal are replac- Sprinkler system on second floor Holland.
priate containers: ing the old system at the law school. Faculty, staff Work now being done in library and Dean's
and students are urged to separate their trash, and Suite. Student Affairs (first floor) next.
Paper dispose of it in appropriate containers. Network/phone wires being pulled on Holland
Clean (non-food con- Helping keep litter offthe grounds is one way to first floor. Wiring crew will be in Circulation,
taminated) paper improve the appearance of the law school. Keeping Reference and Student Affairs areas through
products, such as classrooms and the library free of trash and food or March 29th.
newspaper, notebook beverage spills are others. Faculty, students and Removal of glass walls between student locker
and office papers. staff are asked to refrain from bringing food and area and covered walkway.
beverages into classrooms and/or the library.
Cans and Bottles "All it takes are a few drips from someone's cof- Soon to come:
Aluminum, plastic fee mug or coke to dry into a mess that gets onto Re-paving of circle drive west of Bruton-Geer
and glass bottles. laptops or books," said Kibert. "To concentrate and and Holland.
(Empty before dis- learn our best, our study environment, just like a Remodeling of Faculty Support Office on
posing.) law firm office, should be clean and uncluttered." Holland third floor.
The Cleanup Committee wants your help to Remodeling of 382 Holland to gain two new
Trash make everyone aware of the need to pick up after offices.
Anything other than themselves, use the new "cluster" recycling system,
paper, aluminum, and cooperate with new rules and policies. They Looking toward the future, groundbreaking
also are interested in developing a logo or acronym for Legal Information Center expansion is
to be used in the effort to build public awareness. scheduled for summer 2002.
Please send your suggestions to Committee Chair
w Sch l Patrick Shannon, Assistant Dean for Student
Law School
Bood D e Services, Shannon@law.ufl.edu.
Blood Drive
Take a few minutes to
help save a life. The (Announcements, from page 2) JMBA Elections, Events
LifeSouth bloodmobile Republicans Election Meeting Spring 2002 JMBA elections for general board
will be at the law school The Law School Republicans will hold an organi- representatives and executive board members will
Wednesday (March 20), zational elections meeting Thursday (March 21), 7 be held Tuesday-Wednesday (March 19-20).
9 a.m.-5 p.m. For p.m., 354 Holland Hall. All interested parties are The JMBA 'Spring Fling' has been moved from
information: Donor encouraged to attend. For information: March 15 to 22, and will be held in the law school
Recruitment Manager ufgoplaw@hotmail.com. cafeteria at 5 p.m. The free event includes barbe-
Brad Finn (334.1027). cue, music and refreshments.


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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW MARCH 18, 2002



LEXIS Classes
In The Spotlight Legal Research and
Writing students should
Information as provided byfaculty and staff and by regular searches of news media story reports. Writing students should
note that Part II of
David H. Levin Chair in Family Dean Jon Mills was quoted in the Basic LEXIS will be
Law/Center on Children and the Law Gainesville Sun, and interviewed on held this week. Make
Director/Professor Barbara Bennett WUFT-FM about minority scholar- sure you come to train-
Woodhouse presented a paper on ships and how UF can support minor- ing at the time alloted
"The Rights of Children in Foster ity students. (The issue also was cov- for your TA group and
Care" March 15 at a conference on Woodhouse ered in a LakelandLedger article.) Mills bring your LEXIS ID.
Children's Relationship Rights sponsored by the He also was referred to in the Classes held in Bruton-
Institute for Bill of Rights Law at William and Orlando Sentinel as a participant in Geer Hall second floor
Mary's Wythe School of Law in Williamsburg, VA. the legal fight over autopsy photos as computer lab.
Intellectual Property Program public records.
Director/Professor Thomas Cotter's The Orlando Sentinel quoted e LEXIS Certification
article, "Rethinking Patent Damages" Associate Dean Michael Seigel Seigel classes will be held
was published in the Texas regarding the U.S. attorney's office March 25-28. (Class
Intellectual Property Law Journal for the Middle District of Florida, schedules posted out-
(coauthored with Roger Blair). He Cotter and Associate Professor Patricia side Bruton-Geer Hall
also was quoted in the National Law Dilley on 401(k) savings plans. computer lab.)
Journal on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law Dilley
Breyer's interest in copyright cases. Cotter also Fletcher Baldwin was quoted in the For information:
presented a paper, "Strict Liability and Its Tampa Tribune on the effects of the Bonita Young, Lexis
Alternatives in Patent Law," at the Berkeley Sept. 11 attacks and the investigation Instructor (379.0232).
Center for Law & Technology's Patent Reform of detained University of South
Conference (which billed itself as including pre- Florida Professor Sami Al-Arian.
sentations by "nine of the brightest patent schol- Baldwin
ars in the country"). The paper will be published
in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. Faculty Enrichment Friday
Levin Mabie and Levin Professor of To attend, contact Professor Christopher Williams
Law Berta Hernandez published Slobogin (392.2266, slobogin@law.ufl.edu). Farewell
"Latinas, Culture and Human Rights: Tuesday (March 19) 12:40 p.m., FDR: Thursday
A Model for Making Change, Saving Professor Amy Mashburn on "Changes to the There will
Soul" in the Women'sRightsLaw Model Rules and Lawyer Regulation in the New be a farewell
Reporter. Hernandez-Truyol Millennium." party in
party in
Stephen C. O'Connell Professor of
SChr Toer Slo o Thursday (March 21), 4:10 p.m., Faculty honor of
Law Christopher Slobogin pub- Lounge: Dudley Thompson, formerly Jamaican Director of
lished Hartman Hotz Lectur e I- Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Desta Meghoo- Admissions Williams
Race-Based Defenses: The Insights and Special
Peddie, Acting Director, Center for Race & Race and Special
of Traditional Analysis," in the Relations, on "Reparations." Programs Shandrea
Arkansas Law Review. Slobogin Williams Thursday
(March 21), 2-3:30 p.m.,
Faculty Dining Room.
* The JMBA outing to see "The Diary of Anne Federalist Society Elections Wiliams has accepted
Frank" at the Hippodrome State Theatre is The Federalist Society will have its elections a v residents position
Thursday (March 21), 8:15 p.m. meeting Thursday (March 21), 12:40 p.m. (location at Edward Waters College
* The 'Babies and Bunnies Annual Baby Supply TBA). For information: President Alexis Calleja in Jacksonville. Her last
Drive for Pleasant Place' continues through (SillyAlil8@aol.com or 332.4562). day at the College of Law
March 29. Pleasant Place is a home for teenage is Friday (March 22).
pregnant girls and new moms. Please come by the
JMBA office to see what is needed.

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW MARCH 18, 2002


Loans for Bar
Exam Expenses Apply by Wednesday for Clinics, Trial Practice
Making plans to take the
Bar and wondering where you If you plan to take Criminal, Civil or Students acquire
will come up with financing Mediation Clinic, Clinic Prep or Trial Practice practical experi-
for out-of-pocket expenses? during Fall 2002 or Criminal Clinic or Civil ence while earning
Private companies will Clinic during Summer 2002 you MUST credits in clinics
and trial practice
make Bar Exam loans to obtain a clinic application from Student Affairs courses. pracce
students in their final year of and return it by 5 p.m. Wednesday (March 20).
law school for living expenses Informational sheets are on the bulletin board
while studying for the Bar, outside Student Affairs.
Bar prep classes and other
Bar prep classes an* Criminal Clinic (Fall or Summer) Offered in a Prep in Fall 2002 and Juvenile Clinic in Spring
Bar-related expenses.
You may borrow as little as variety of locations. Those selected MUST attend 2003. Registration for the two-semester sequence
$500 to as much as $10,000. a MANDATORY meeting (date/time TBA). is by application to Juvenile Clinic Prep.
For information regarding Before the start of summer/fall term, students (Students in Juvenile Clinic Prep automatically
these private loans, contact must have completed 48 credit hours, Trial proceed on to Juvenile Clinic.) Preference given
lenders directly at: Practice or Trial Advocacy, Police Practices and to fifth-semester students who have taken
Adversary Systems. (Important: Criminal Clinic Children's Law, Family Law, Evidence, Trial
SAccess Group requires 30 hours in addition to class time in Practice or Trial Advocacy, and Juvenile
800.282.10 summer, and 20 additional hours in fall.) Externships, Family Law Judicial Externships or
www.Accessgroup.org Domestic Violence Externships.
SKey Eu n Resoures Full Representation Civil Clinic (Fall or
* Key Education Resources
800.539.5363 Summer) No clinic prep requirement, but first Pro Se Clinic Prep/Pro Se Clinic (Fall) A two-
www.Ke.cd three weeks of the semester (two weeks during semester sequence. Students take Pro Se Clinic
www.Key. com/educate/grad
summer) are known as the "Intensive Seminar" Prep in Fall 2002/Pro Se Clinic in Spring 2003.
* LawLoans and require 20 hours of class time per week. Registration for the two-semester sequence is by
800.984.0190 application to Pro Se Clinic Prep. (Students in Pro
www.Salliemae.com Mediation Clinic (Fall) -No prerequisites. First
Se Clinic Prep automatically proceed on to Pro Se
two-and-a-half weeks are an Intensive Seminar for
For information: Financial two-and wees are an nensie eminr or Clinic.) Preference given to fifth-semester stu-
a total of 40 hours, which is scheduled around
Aid Director Trish Varnes, othr courss ris uste availae dents who have taken Family Law, Evidence,
other courses. Friday mornings must be available
Office of Student Affairs mediaions conducd d n. Trial Practice or Trial Advocacy, and Family Law
for mediations conducted downtown.
(392.0421). Judicial Clerk Externships or Domestic Violence
Juvenile Mediation (Fall) No prerequisites. Externships.
First two-and-a-half weeks are Intensive Seminar
Conservation Clinic (Fall) The Conservation
for a total of 20 hours that qualifies as an
Sa t o Clinic accepts a limited number of applicants for
approved County Court Mediation course certified
Wershow approved County Court Mediation course certified fall. Applicants must have completed three semes-
by the Supreme Court of Florida. To complete
Lectu re April 2ourt of orida co ete ters of law school. Preference given to students
mentorship requirements for mediator certifica- who have enroed, or intend to enro, in the
Dr. T p Pnlnnlni **1who have enrolled, or intend to enroll, in the
Dr. Leo Polopolous tion, Wednesday mornings must be available for nd i
will speak on "The Legacy mediation in Lake City. In addition, students will Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate
of James S. Wershow: mediate juvenile restitution cases and teach con- Program. Students with Spanish and/or
mediate juvenile restitution cases and teach con-
Policv Directions for the flict r t c of th Hf Portuguese language skills are encouraged to
New Millennium," April 2, and HorizonsNew Pathways school apply. Interested students should consult with
and Horizons/New Pathways school.
8 p.m., Law Auditorium Conservation Clinic Director Tom Ankersen prior
(190 Holland Hall). Trial Practice (Fall) Registration by applica- to applying. Students may learn more and down-
The presentation is part tion. Priority given to fifth-semester students. load or submit an application online at
of the James S. and Remaining slots will be filled by fourth- and www.law.ufl.edu/cgr/clinic. Applications also
Dorothy F. Wershow sixth-semester students, in that order. available in Student Affairs (164 Holland Hall)
Distinguished Lecture and Center for Governmental Responsibility (230
Series. Juvenile Prep/Juvenile Clinic (Fall) A two- Bruton Geer).
semester sequence. Students take Juvenile Clinic


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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW MARCH 18, 2002



Law School Endowment Ranks High Networking
But Financial Base Needs Expansion Luncheon
Interested in interacting
By Publications Coordinator Denise Feiber with UF law graduates in a
In its 2002 annual report on American law casual atmosphere and
schools' financial support, the American Bar discussing employment
Association indicates the University of Florida opportunities? Members of
Levin College of Law's endowment ranks #6 the law school's Alumni
among public universities and #21 among Council invite all students
public/private schools. There are 182 law schools to attend a networking
in the United States. luncheon Saturday, April
"Our ranking as one of the top endowed public 6. Students should arrive
law schools is of tremendous importance to our at 11 a.m. in front of
national reputation," says Dean Jon Mills. "It proj- Bailey Courtroom to sign
ects an image of financial strength. However, con- in and provide information
sidering the impact of current and proposed state regarding geographic or
budget cuts, we must be vigilant and continue to practice area preferences.
seek ways to operate more efficiently. We must Development & lumni ffir Director Donld Hle Students also are invited
Theu $3.2 mxiiongDevelopment & Alumni Affairs Director Donald Hale but not required to
also build up our existing funding sources and (left) heads ongoing efforts to help fund activities of attend the Alumni Council
instill within our students the importance of their the llth largest U.S. law school, with help fromen
future commitment to the college's long-term Assistant Director Kelley Wood, Program Assistant meeting at 10 a.m.
financial success." Trudi Reid, Associate Director Denise Stobbie, R.S.V.P. by March 29 to
Mills explained that the law school's $64 Department Secretary Michael Scott and Student Mike Scott (mikescott@
million endowment is a long-term investment, the Assistant Lauren Jenkins. law.ufl.edu or 392.9296) in
principal of which remains in perpetuity. It is man- the Alumni Affairs Office
aged by the University of Florida Foundation. At Development and Alumni Affairs Donald Hale. (282 Holland Hall).
this ime it is generaing an annual income of "We want our supporters to understand how critical
approximately 5 percent, or $3.2 million. continued donations are to sustain the performance
"The $3.2 million from the endowment is put and solid reputation of the
toward our annual budget which for 2001-2002 college." U.S. Law School Endowments (millions)
totals about $23 million and supports important The endowment pro-
programs and iniiaives including professorships vides one of the college's Public/Private: 19. Duke $70
programs and initiatives including professorships
and scholarships," said Associate Dean for main funding sources. 1. Harvard $892 20. Case Western
Academic Affairs Mike Seigel. Another is the Annual 2. Yale $500 Reserve $66
It is important to understand that less than half Fund a general giving 3. Stanford $326 21. Florida $64
of the annual income received from the endowment category that supports 4. Columbia- $298
- or $1.3 million can be used in a discretionary many student and faculty 5. Michigan $227 Public:
manner by the dean and administration. The activities and is central to 6. NYU $217 1. Michigan $227
remaining $2 million is restriced according to the law school's success. 7. Chicago $185 2. Cal-Berkeley -
terms set by the school's original agreements with In 2001 the Annual Fund 8. Cal-Berkeley $185 $185
the donors and is used each year for specific chairs, raised approximately 9. Virginia $163 3. Virginia $163
student scholarships, student activities and other $334,000. Funds also are 10. Southern Cal $151 4. Texas $151
specified items. raised for capital improve- 11. Texas $151 5. Minnesota $75
The most significant gift to the endowment was ment projects such as the 12. Northwestern 6. Florida $64
contributed in 2000 by Pensacola attorney Fredric recent building campaign $134 7. Ohio State $59
G. Levin. His $10 million gift was matched by the and other special projects. 13. Notre Dame $120 8. Georgia $41
state, resulting in $20 million toward endowment Fo14. Washington $111 9. owa $40
funds.Direcor of Developmen 15. Georgetown $108 10. Nebraska $39
"It's understandable the endowment amount and & Alumni Affairs 16. MGeorgeown $76 08 10. Nebraska $39
success of the recent building campaign may have (392.9296 or 16. Minnesota $749. Miami $24
created a false sense of security among our poten- www.aw.ufl.edu 1. Minnesorbil $73 80. FSU $13
tial and existing donors," says Director of alumniaffairs. 18. Vanderbil $73

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Needhelppaying Fall/Summer 2002 Pre-Registration
tuition? It's not too late
to enter one of the Fall and Summer 2002 pre-registration is March
many writing contests 25-April 5, and appointment times are now available
listed under the writing on ISIS (www.isis.ufl.edu).
competitions link at If you have a "hold" on your records, you will not
www.law.ufl.edu/ be able to pre-register until the hold is cleared. You
students. Next deadline: may check your "holds" prior to pre-registration on
March 29th. ISIS under the "Registrar Information" menu, or on
Telegator (37-GATOR).
Appointment Times. Your pre-registration
o availabe as appointment times are when you may call Telegator
links off the law
in o te a or go to ISIS to pre-register for Summer 2002 and/or
school's home page are Fall 2002. If you call before your time, neither
past issues of FlaLaw
P(in oor adter Telegator nor ISIS will let you register. However, you Assistant Dean Patrick Shannon and Registrar Kim
(in full color) and other
aw ae may call any time after your appointment time. Thomas in the Office of Student Affairs can assist
law school matieras. yAppointment times are determined by the total students with pre-registration.
Click on "Publications." number of hours earned by the end of Fall 2001. The
person with the most hours has the earliest appoint- Note: Ifyou experience any problems during pre-
ment time. Students with the same amount of earned registration, contact Registrar Thomas or Dean
FlaLaw is published to hours will be randomly assigned a registration time Patrick Shannon IMMEDIATELY at 392.0421.
hep inform and coordi- at intervals to avoid busy signals on the phone. A
nate activities of the aw person with fewer hours will never have an earlier or A i AL p
same appointment time as a person with more hours.
school communirty. Transfer students should check the accuracy of their
Stan Huguenin, Director appointment times with Registrar Kim Thomas in March
of Communications. Student Affairs. 18 ETELS Meeting, 8:10 a.m., 292 HOL
Editor: Debra Amirin, APR P.I.N. Numbers. If you are pre-registering for the Su umerand Fal 2002 neenen
Associate Director of first time, your P.I.N. is your birth month and birth astasters Meeting, 5 p. 1
Communications. date. This MUST be a four-digit number. (Example: SALSA Board Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 290 HOL
Denise Feiber, APR April 1 = 0401.) After entering this number, you will 21 Farewell Party for Shandrea Williams,
Publications Coordinator. 21 Farewell Party for Shandrea Williams,
Christine Williams, hear a message that this P.I.N. has expired do not 2-3:30 p.m., Faculty Dining Room
Program Assistant. panic. Enter a new P.I.N. that only you know. This BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL
Jake Hannaway, P.I.N. will be your permanent P.I.N. for Telegator. If Federalists Society Elections,
Editorial Assistant. you forget it, contact Student Affairs. 12:40 p.m., Location TBA
Pre-Requisites. Use catalogs and directories in Law School Republicans Elections Meeting,
Deadline: 10 a.m. Student Affairs when planning schedule(s) to be sure 7 p.m., 354 HOL
Tuesday for the next you have completed appropriate pre-requisite cours- JMBA Theater e tate Theater
week's newsletter. es. Telegator or ISIS may or may not check for pre- 21-23 Cente r f or the Study ome Race & Rater
21-23 Center for the Study of Race & Race
E-mail news to requisites, so it is especially important to check the Relations Annual Conference, UF Hotel and
flalaw@law.ufl.edu, Seminar Directory in Student Affairs. Students with- Conference Center
or bring a disk out proper course work will be administratively 21-24 Black Alumni Reunion,
(PC format, text in dropped. UF Hotel and Conference Center
WordPerfect or Word, Spring 2002 Entering Class: You will be auto- 22 JMBA Spring Fling, 5 p.m., Cafeteria
including author's name matically registered for your Summer 2002 and Fall 23 Multicultural Awareness Panel Discussion,
11:30 a.m., UF Hotel and Conference Center
and contact information), 2002 required classes. 11:30 a.m., UF Hotel a nd Conference Center
Real Property Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon,
to Communications, 288 297 HOL
Holland Hall. (Submit Prior planning is essential to using ISIS or 25 Summer and Fall 2002 Advanced
news for the student Telegator (37-GATOR) successfully. If you need Registration Begins (through April 5)
newsletter, The Docket, more information, there is an 11-minute tape on 26 LIC Director/Professor Betty Taylor on
to John Marshall Bar Telegator in the Media Center that should answer "History of Women at the UF Law School,"
Association.) most of your questions. 12:40 p.m., 350 HOL

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW MARCH 18, 2002



Needhelppaying Fall/Summer 2002 Pre-Registration
tuition? It's not too late
to enter one of the Fall and Summer 2002 pre-registration is March
many writing contests 25-April 5, and appointment times are now available
listed under the writing on ISIS (www.isis.ufl.edu).
competitions link at If you have a "hold" on your records, you will not
www.law.ufl.edu/ be able to pre-register until the hold is cleared. You
students. Next deadline: may check your "holds" prior to pre-registration on
March 29th. ISIS under the "Registrar Information" menu, or on
Telegator (37-GATOR).
Appointment Times. Your pre-registration
o availabe as appointment times are when you may call Telegator
links off the law
in o te a or go to ISIS to pre-register for Summer 2002 and/or
school's home page are Fall 2002. If you call before your time, neither
past issues of FlaLaw
P(in oor adter Telegator nor ISIS will let you register. However, you Assistant Dean Patrick Shannon and Registrar Kim
(in full color) and other
aw ae may call any time after your appointment time. Thomas in the Office of Student Affairs can assist
law school matieras. yAppointment times are determined by the total students with pre-registration.
Click on "Publications." number of hours earned by the end of Fall 2001. The
person with the most hours has the earliest appoint- Note: Ifyou experience any problems during pre-
ment time. Students with the same amount of earned registration, contact Registrar Thomas or Dean
FlaLaw is published to hours will be randomly assigned a registration time Patrick Shannon IMMEDIATELY at 392.0421.
hep inform and coordi- at intervals to avoid busy signals on the phone. A
nate activities of the aw person with fewer hours will never have an earlier or A i AL p
same appointment time as a person with more hours.
school communirty. Transfer students should check the accuracy of their
Stan Huguenin, Director appointment times with Registrar Kim Thomas in March
of Communications. Student Affairs. 18 ETELS Meeting, 8:10 a.m., 292 HOL
Editor: Debra Amirin, APR P.I.N. Numbers. If you are pre-registering for the Su umerand Fal 2002 neenen
Associate Director of first time, your P.I.N. is your birth month and birth astasters Meeting, 5 p. 1
Communications. date. This MUST be a four-digit number. (Example: SALSA Board Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 290 HOL
Denise Feiber, APR April 1 = 0401.) After entering this number, you will 21 Farewell Party for Shandrea Williams,
Publications Coordinator. 21 Farewell Party for Shandrea Williams,
Christine Williams, hear a message that this P.I.N. has expired do not 2-3:30 p.m., Faculty Dining Room
Program Assistant. panic. Enter a new P.I.N. that only you know. This BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL
Jake Hannaway, P.I.N. will be your permanent P.I.N. for Telegator. If Federalists Society Elections,
Editorial Assistant. you forget it, contact Student Affairs. 12:40 p.m., Location TBA
Pre-Requisites. Use catalogs and directories in Law School Republicans Elections Meeting,
Deadline: 10 a.m. Student Affairs when planning schedule(s) to be sure 7 p.m., 354 HOL
Tuesday for the next you have completed appropriate pre-requisite cours- JMBA Theater e tate Theater
week's newsletter. es. Telegator or ISIS may or may not check for pre- 21-23 Cente r f or the Study ome Race & Rater
21-23 Center for the Study of Race & Race
E-mail news to requisites, so it is especially important to check the Relations Annual Conference, UF Hotel and
flalaw@law.ufl.edu, Seminar Directory in Student Affairs. Students with- Conference Center
or bring a disk out proper course work will be administratively 21-24 Black Alumni Reunion,
(PC format, text in dropped. UF Hotel and Conference Center
WordPerfect or Word, Spring 2002 Entering Class: You will be auto- 22 JMBA Spring Fling, 5 p.m., Cafeteria
including author's name matically registered for your Summer 2002 and Fall 23 Multicultural Awareness Panel Discussion,
11:30 a.m., UF Hotel and Conference Center
and contact information), 2002 required classes. 11:30 a.m., UF Hotel a nd Conference Center
Real Property Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon,
to Communications, 288 297 HOL
Holland Hall. (Submit Prior planning is essential to using ISIS or 25 Summer and Fall 2002 Advanced
news for the student Telegator (37-GATOR) successfully. If you need Registration Begins (through April 5)
newsletter, The Docket, more information, there is an 11-minute tape on 26 LIC Director/Professor Betty Taylor on
to John Marshall Bar Telegator in the Media Center that should answer "History of Women at the UF Law School,"
Association.) most of your questions. 12:40 p.m., 350 HOL

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