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Moot court team places second in national competition
Center for Career Services
Barrister's Ball April 5
To practice or not to practice
Inside the Law School
Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 24 March 25, 2002
Yanup et Another in Recent String of UF Law Successes
Continues Moot Court Team Places Second in National Competition
Thanks to efforts by By Editorial Assistant Jake Hannaway
students, faculty and staff,
there has been a measura- The Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court
ble improvement in the Team placed second in the Ruby R. Vale National
appearance and cleanli- Corporate Law Competition in Delaware, March
ness of the law school 14-17. LeAnn Davis, Jason Gonzalez and John
campus. The College Perry represented the law school, coached by
Cleanup Committee now Robert Thornburg and assistant coaches Ryan
is working with student Cardoso, Danet Rodriguez, Kate Bedell and
groups like JMBA on: Scott Underwood.
Florida was one of 20 teams at the competition
SA compromise solution held at Widener University College of Law in
to allow certain types Wilmington and the only team from a southeast-
of closed beverage con- ern college of law. Moot Court Team members John Perry (eft), Jason
tainers in the library As a finalist, Florida argued before members of Gonzalez, LeAnn Davis and Coach Robert
and classrooms. (Food the Delaware Supreme Court and Court of Thornburg earned second place in the national
remains banned.) decompetition. The success follows a series of victories
remains banned.) Chancery widely recognized as the nation's pre- by Trial Team and other student competitors.
A publication distribu- eminent forum for determination of corporate dis-
tion center for newspa- putes. Judges were Delaware corporate law experts
pers and school publi- (academic and practicing attorneys) including earn a match-up against Marquette in the final
cations, and new attorneys that argued seminal Delaware cases round, which UF lost arguing off-brief.
student display areas. before the top Delaware courts. The competition required the team to master
We continue to solicit Florida argued six times during the competition, difficult, cutting-edge Delaware corporate law
suggestions. E-mail your alternating sides (appellant/appellee) each round. issues concerning statutory restrictions and minori-
input to Dean Jon Mills After competing against William & Mary, ty shareholder valuation in interested party cash-
(mills@ law.uJ.edu). Wisconsin and DePaul, Florida ranked in the top out mergers.
eight. They then defeated Seton Hall and Toledo to
Announcements 'Women at the Law School' Public Interest Law Careers
Students graduating in In honor of Women's History Month, Legal Join attorneys from Three Rivers Legal Services
Students graduating m
Information Center Director/Professor Betty Taylor for a roundtable luncheon discussion on "Preparing
May are encouraged to
yvisit the JMBA will discuss the history of women at the UF law for a Career in Public Interest Law," Wednesday
Office regarding school Tuesday (March 26), 350 Holland Hall, (March 27), 12:40 p.m., CGR conference room.
reain 12:40 p.m. Portable snacks (food is not allowed in Space is limited, so RSVP to email@example.com as
W! graduation classrooms) will be available following the lecture. soon as possible. The event is sponsored by the CGR
Sm Please RSVP to Dawn Henrichon at Public Service Law Fellows, funded by the Florida
For informaion: dhenrich@ ufl.edu. Bar IOTA Program.
Angie Chesser B(Announcements continue page 2)
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW MARCH 25, 2002
Must Have Exit
Counselina 'One Quick Question' This Week 1. Work that is legal in nature;
Career Services staff will answer questions 2. With a government agency, court or
Federal regulations say from students at its "One Quick Question" table on non-profit organization;
all student loan borrowers
the concourse Tuesday (March 26) and Thursday 3. Attorney-supervised;
must complete exit coun-
u p c (March 28), noon-1 p.m. 4. For which you receive no compensation or
seling prior to commence- academic credit; and
academic credit; and
ment. You will not
en ou will not Student/Attorney Reception 5. Benefits the underserved, underrepresented or
receive your diploma,
r e yr d a, The Florida Bar is sponsoring a reception with those with limited resources.
final transcript or other
university services until Career Services at which interested students can Put your idea in writing and make an appoint-
univo eity cselrvices ti ask about the transition from law school to prac- ment with Howell in Career Services.
Se ice. It will be held Wednesday (March 27), 5:30-
7:30 p.m., Faculty Dining Room. Four attorneys Job Help for Fifth Semesters
1. To conduct your from area firms will discuss experiences and Thinking about what you will be doing after
Stafford/Direct Loan answer questions. The program is free and open to graduation? Need help? Come to Career Services
Exit Counseling, log on all students; 3L's in particular are encouraged to and schedule a counseling appointment. We can
the ISIS web site attend. Food and drinks provided. assist with resumes, cover letters and interviewing
(www.ISIS.ufl.edu), skills, and help you focus your job search.
select "Financial Pro Bono Award Brunch
Information," then Students who have earned 35 pro bono hours or Sign Up for Career Hotline
"Federal Direct Loan more are invited to the Pro Bono Award Brunch, to Stay informed on what's happening in Career
Counseling." Once be held April 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Please RSVP by Services including the latest job openings and
through the interview, April 5th. If you qualify, and have not received deadlines by signing up for the Career Hotline
print and sign signature your Pro Bono Certificate, come to Career Services at www.law.ufl.edu/career/.
Sand check your hours. If your hours are incorrect,
page and return to
address listed for you must see Jessie Howell in Career Services as Federal Appellate Clerkships
University Financial soon as possible. Federal appellate judges have voted overwhelm-
Services. 2002 Externs ingly in favor of a new plan and altered timetable
for law clerk hiring. It includes:
2. Students who received Summer/fall 2002 externs who 1. A moratorium on hiring during fall
Perkins and/or have turned in acknowledgment and 2002.
Institutional Loan funds registration forms signed by all 2 Hirin i nob done erir hn
must attend a special parties to Laura Traynham can fall of the third year of law school.
exit interview in the get their registration/section number3. Focus of hiring will be on third-
exit interview infrom Career Services. 3. Focus of hiring will be on third-
University Financial from Career Services. year law students and law
Services Office. New Pro Bono Opps graduates.
Appointment times will r Complete information is available
be mailed to students at f opporuniy, an it meets the on NALP's (National Association for
Bono opportunity, and it meets the
their current addresses Law Placement) Web site:
as lised on following five criteria, Career
as listed on ISIS. www.nalp.org.
asie o i. Services will help create it for you: www.
Failure to attend will
prevent your diploma
from being awarded. (Announcements, from page 1) medical decisions on their own behalf. The program
For iformaion: New Health Law Program begins this fall, and requires a one-academic-year
University Financial Students interested in Health Law are encouraged commitment. No course credit will be given, but
Services Debt to attend an informational meeting Wednesday, April participants will gain useful experience in hospital
M ment prtment 3, 4 p.m., CGR conference room. The meeting operations, court appointment proceedings and clini-
men Deparmen regards a new volunteer health care guardianship cal issues. For information: Assistant in Law, Health
program in which students receive training, then Law and Policy Barbara Noah (392.2237).
serve as guardians for patients unable to make
FLALAW N EWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G L EVIN COLLEGE OF LAW MARCH 25, 2002
Barrister's Ball April 5 Construction
Win Prizes in LAW/LEXIS Contest Finishing second-floor
JMBA will host its annual Barrister's Ball Friday, Update
April 5, at the lsweektwater Branch Inn. Tickets -r lirary i s stil unrao
$25 for JMBA members and guests, $30 for non- on installation of the state-
omembers will be sold Wednesday-Friday (Marchus o cene
o Forida Saues and fid a sue ccerin mandated s prinkler system.
20-29) in the JMBA Offahice. Cck he blue air and water.
Win Prizes in LAW/LEXIS Contest Finishing second-floor
This is the last week of the Law Association for library area. Most work
SbWomen's History Month. To compete, use LEXIS to scenes, and will involve
go to Florida Statues and find a statute concerning ntesting procedures with
funding for women's athletics. Click on the blue air and water.
link, go to e-mail function, and e-mail the statute to I P First-floor and upper-
Dawn Henrichon at dhenrich ufl. edu. In the "add level reading rooms. The
a brief note" box, include your name and e-mail presence of workers may
address. create high to moderate
Earlier winners of prizes and gift certificates from disturbances for users of
Wild Iris, Goering's Books and Mildred's are Lizzie Noted National Faculty the area.
Johnson, Shelley Mirpuri and Dawn Rodda. Speak at UF College of Law Library circulation
Speak at UF Collesge of Law
area and lower level.
Golf Tournament Benefits Child Huber Hurst Visiting Eminent Scholar T. John ork may begin.
JMBA's Third Annual Golf Tournament raised Dzienkowski (above, from University of Texas
$4,000 toward making a seven-year-old child's wish Law School) spoke recently at a faculty luncheon
come true through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. on "The Decline in Lawyer Independence:
"Nobody sank a hole-in-one to win a new Mazda Lawyer Equity Investments in Clients."
truck, but there was still a lot of good golf played," Dzienkowski is the fourth professor from
said JMBA representative LynnAlfano. another school to speak here this term, with four AAUW
Taking first place were Jose Garcia, Louis more set before May. Those upcoming are Fellowships
Cosmelli, Carlos Rodriguez (former UF law stu- Visiting Professor Albrecht Cordes, Frankfurt The American
dent, now an attorney with Greenberg Traurig in University (March 29); Professor Ingrid Wuerth, Association of University
Miami) and his younger brother Carlo Rodriguez. Cincinnati Law School (April 5); Professor Women (AAUW)
Taking second place were Charles Zimmerer, Michael McCann, University of Washington Educational Foundation
Dominic Locigno, Joe Launikitis and James Political Science Department (April 12); and awards fellowships each
Kauffman (also took home "Closest to the Pin" Professor Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law year to women of color
award). Third went to Douglas Bates, David Gay, School, for the Dunwoody Lecture (April 26). with outstanding academic
Rob Luck and Greg Fike, and the "'Longest Putt" Previous speakers included Yaacov Bar Siman ability who are citizens or
winner was Reuben Doupe. Tov, Professor of International Relations, Hebrew U.S. permanent residents,
An awards banquet, BBQ and raffle drawing for University; Professor Tracey Meares, University for full-time study in a J.D.
prizes from Domino's Pizza, Gator Textbooks and of Chicago Law School; and Professor Larry program. Awards range
LEXIS-NEXIS followed. Garvin, Florida State University Law School. from $5,000 to $12,000,
For information: LynnAlfano@aol.com. Presentations are coordinated by Associate and may be used for educa-
Dean of Faculty Development Christopher tional and living expenses
ILS Elections April 4 Slobogin, who alternates the talks with presenta- during the third year of law
The International Law Society's elections meet- tions by members of the law school and UF repre- school. For application
ing will be Thursday, April 4, 5:20 p.m., Faculty sentatives. UF law professors who also have taken information: AAUW
Dining Room. Professor Albrecht Cordes, a visiting part in the series this term are Joe Little, David Educational Foundation,
professor from Germany, will be guest speaker. Richardson, Winston Nagan, Sherrie Russell- Dept. 195, P.O. Box 4030,
Refreshments will be served. For information: Brown, Tom Ankersen and Amy Mashburn. Iowa City, Iowa 52243-
President Jessica Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also scheduled are Pat Dilley and Berta 4030, or call 319.337.1716,
(Announcements continue page 4) Hernandez-Truyol. Ext. 195.
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW M ARCH 25, 2002
Grads May Join
Alumni Council Resource Counselor Available
Spring 2002 graduates To Practice or Not to Practice?
can stay in touch with
classmates and colleagues Whether you are a new or seasoned student, oped by a lawyer who switched
and have a voice in law you have many decisions to make regarding your to the Internet business.
school affairs by serving future career. One is whether you want to practice If you are thinking of not
on the Law Alumni law. For those who are not sure, there are many practicing, there are also other
Council. This advisory options to consider. considerations. You may need
board assists with fund Law school teaches you analysis, problem solv- to prepare friends and family
raising, reunions, regional ing, advocacy, communication and research skills. for the news you are not going
outreach programs and If you are thinking about practicing outside the McWitliams to practice, and yourself for the
student support. law, your job will be to educate (i.e. convince) hir- transition from law to an alterna-
To apply, e-mail or ing authorities about benefits you can bring their tive career. For more information, contact me or
drop off your resume by company because of your law degree. join other students for alternative career discus-
Friday (March 29) to Another option is to break out on your own and sions Thursdays at noon in the Dean's Conference
Denise Stobbie, associate find a niche in society where your skills can be Room (third floor).
director of development & used.
alumni affairs, stobbie@ Alternative careers to consider: consulting, For information or an appointment: Resource
law.ufl.edu, 282 Holland academic administration, political or legislative Counselor Heather McWilliams, 244 Bruton-Geer
Hall. Interviews begin at careers, teaching and recruiting. For more ideas, Hall, phone 392.7044, e-mail email@example.com.
9:30 a.m. prior to theeck ouhe Web page wetfeet.com, a sie devel- Office hours: Monday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday,
Alumni Council meeting 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6.
(See "Networking (Announcements, from page 3)
Luncheon" below.) Participants, Volunteers
Needed for Fall Music
The Entertainment, Art & Sports
Law Society (EASLS) needs partici-
Networking pants panelists, music entities and
Luncheon performing artists and volunteers
Interested in interacting to help with its Music Law
with UF law graduates in a Conference, scheduled for this fall.
casual atmosphere and The event will feature discussions on
discussing employment connections between law and music,
opportunities? Members of a music exposition and bands show-
the law school's Alumni case. Information packets and appli-
Council invite you to cations are online at www.law.ufl.edu/
attend a networking lunch- musiclawconference. Or contact Dispute Resolution -
eon Saturday, April 6. Director Brian Mencher "lf I Lead, Will You Follow?"
Students should arrive at (musiclawconference@hotmail. com). Professor Johathan Cohen (center) leads third-year law
11 a.m. in front of Bailey student Mauri Hawkins (left) and Lauren Jenkins, student
Courtroom to sign in and JMBA 'Babies & Bunnies assistant in the Development and Alumni Affairs Office,
provide information The "Babies and Bunnies Annual through a dispute resolution exercise.
F 1 a L a w
regarding geographic or Baby Supply Drive for Pleasant Cohen, considered an expert nationally on dispute
practice area preferences. Place" continues through Friday resolution, is among faculty teaching in the law school's
RSVP by March 29 to (March 29). Pleasant Place is a home Institute for Dispute Resolution, headed by Director and
Alumni Affairs (392.9296 for teenage pregnant girls and new Professor Don Peters. Cohen stresses reconciliation as a
or 282 Holland Hall). mothers. Details available in JMBA. key concep.
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW MARCH 25, 2002
In The Spotlight Former Congressman and UF alum- Stop by the LEXIS
Information as provided by faculty and staff and by regular nus Bill McCollum's speech, pre- "SPRING into Summer"
searches ofnews media story reports. sented by the Federalist Society, wasueay (Marc 26)
for free "cool treats" and
SProfessor Lars Noah presented, covered by the Gainesville Sun, important information on
"Challenges in the Federal Regulation Independent Florida Alligator, Mid- LEXIS summer access,
of Pain Management Technologies," at Florida Radio, WCJB-TV (TV20) Hernandez-Truyol access after graduation and
a conference at the St. Louis University and WUFT-TV. upcoming Summer
School of Law. The paper will be pub- Levin Mabie & Levin Professor of Associate & Clerkship
lished in the Journal ofLaw, Medicine Noah Law Berta Henandez-Truyol was training.
& Ethics. Earlier this semester, he par- quoted in the Gainesville Sun on
ticipated in a panel discussion on biotechnology Hispanic Business law school If you are not yet
innovation and access (co-sponsored by sections on rankings. Slobogin LEXIS-Certified, this is
Health Law and Intellectual Property) at the annual Stephen C. O'Connell Professor of your LAST CHANCE this
AALS meeting in New Orleans. Law Christopher Slobogin's opin- semester.
* Chesterfield Smith Professor Michael ion on the insanity defense was Intermediate: 10:20 a.m. -
Gordon was in Guatemala City and referenced in a Sarasota Herald- Monday, Wednesday,
San Jose, Costa Rica, this month as Tribune opinion piece on the Andrea Urbach Thursday; 12:40 p.m. -
part of an ABA delegation meeting Yates trial. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Advanced: 11:30 a.m. -
with various government, legal and The Jacksonville and South Florida Monday, Wednesday,
academic leaders including the Gordon issues of Daily Business Journal Thu Monday
president of Costa Rica. He was made quoted Assistant Dean for Career Thursday : Monday
an honorary member of the Guatemalan Bar Services Kathy Urbach and Dean Thursday
Association, and asked to advise Central American Jon Mills on the college's new sum- Mills (Classes held in Bruton-
Trade ministers on identifying international con- merjob shadowing program for first- Geer Computer Lab, second
ventions that each of five Central American nations year students. floor). For information:
should adopt to prepare for participation in a free Cheserfield Smith Professor of Law Bonita Young, LEXIS
Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law
trade agreement with the U.S. Fletcher Baldwin was quoted in theInstructor (379.0232).
Fletcher Baldwin was quoted in the
* Assistant in Law, Health Law and Florida Times-Union on the Frank
Policy Barbara Noah was a panelist Valdes murder case. Baldwin
at the UF College of Medicine's
Annual Bioethics Forum March 19. Staff Honored April 24
Her presentation focused on human Dean Jon Mills will host a luncheon in honor
research ethics, including informed B. Noah of Administrative Professionals' Day April 24 for
consent and clinical trial design issues. USPS and full-time OPS employees.
* Clarence J. TeSelle Professor Marty
McMahon's article, "Economic JLPP Cited By Florida Supreme Court
Substance, Purposive Activity, and The Journal ofLaw & Public Policy was T c t
,The complete text of
Corporate Tax Shelters," is published recently cited in the Supreme Court of Florida's
in the Feb. 25 issue of Tax Notes. majority opinion, Malicki v. Doe, released March Dean Jon Mills and
* Associate Dean for Students Gail McMahon 14, 2002. The article cited was "Clergy Sexual Associate Dean Michael
Sasnett was interviewed by WRUF- Malpractice," by John H. Arnold (graduate of
AM on Hispanic Business Magazine Widener University School of Law & Princeton Seigel's recent report to
naming the law school one of the top Theological Seminary), and was published in the the UF Presidential
10in s chls for hispanic students. She JLPP Fall 1996 issue. The article addressed sexual
10 schools for hispanime students. She Task Force is available
e at UF i c w abuse suits against clergy and their churches, and
also spoke at UF in connection with
Women's History Month on her Sasnett discussed liability theories and constitutional as a link from the
experiences as a female lawyer. college Web site at:
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW MARCH 25, 2002
Students: Download A A
Florida Bar applications
at www. law. ufl. edu/ March
students. 25 Summer and Fall 2002 Advanced
Registration Begins (through April 5)
EASLS, 5:20 p.m., 190C HOL
Also available as Honor Committee, 5:20-6:20 p.m.,
links off the law school's
JLPP General Board Meeting,
home page are past 5:30-6 p.m., 190B HOL
issues of FlaLaw (in full 26 Career Services "One Quick Question,"
color) and other law noon-1 p.m., Concourse Efforts by JMBA President Samantha Schosberg
school materials. Click LIC Director/Professor Betty Taylor on (eft), Associate Dean for Student Affairs Gail Sasnett,
on "Publications." "History of Women at the UF Law School," LCC President Marlyne Maalouf and JMBA Picnic
n i12:40 p.m., 350 HOL Organizer Rinat Hadas, among others, helped make
PAD General Meeting, 6:30-7 p.m., the annual event a success.
27 "Preparing for a Career in Public Interest Record Attendance at Picnic
Law," 12:40 p.m., CGR Conference Room A BBQ picnic March 16 for students, faculty
SStudent/Attorney Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., a a and the e
Faculty Dining Room. and staff and their families at Lake Wauburg drew a
28 APIL General Meeting, record crowd of nearly 150.
FlaLaw is published to 12:40-1:15 p.m., 190C HOL "We are very pleased with the turnout," said John
help inform and coordi- BLSA Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) President
nate activities of the law Real Property Group, 5:20 p.m., 296 HOL Samantha Schosberg. "We have a lot more families
school community. this year, and many people brought their kids."
Stan Huguenin, Director JMBA, Law College Council and the College of
of Communications. April Law sponsored the event, which included games,
Editor: Debra Amirin, APR 1 Criminal Law Association, flag football, prizes and food from the "Backyard
Associate Director of 5:20 p.m., 190C HOL BBQ" in Newberry.
Communications. 2 PAD General Meeting, "This event allows us to get to know each other
Denise Feiber, APR 6:30-7 p.m., 190C HOL in a casual atmosphere and in a beautiful natural
Publications Coordinator. Wershow Lecture, Dr. Leo Polopolous, setting," said Dean Jon Mills.
8 p.m., Auditorium
Christine Williams, 8 p.m.,
ProgramAssistant. 4 ILS Elections, 5:20 p.m.,
ram Assistant Faculty Dining Room J MBA Election Results
Editorial Assistant. BLSA, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL 2002-03 JMBA Executive Board:
Real Property Group, 5:20 p.m., 190C HOL Chris Hand President
Deadline: 10 a.m. 5 JMBA Barrister's Ball, 8 p.m., Frank Garcia VP-Internal Affairs
Tuesday for the next Sweetwater Branch Inn Ben Diamond VP-External Affairs
6 Student/Alumni Council Networking
week's newsletter. 6 Student/Almni Counil Networking Rinat Hadas Secretary
Luncheon, 11 a.m., Bailey Courtroom
E-mail news to 8 EASLS, 5:20 p.m., 190C HOL
firstname.lastname@example.org, JLPP General Board Meeting, 2002-03 JMBA General Board:
or bring a disk 5:30-6 p.m., 190B HOL Nadia Anac Brandon Marshall
(PC format, text in Moot Court Election Meeting, Destinie Baker Marie Marteli
WordPerfect or Word, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 190C HOL Felicia Barry Shelly Nixon
including author's name 9 PAD General Meeting, Kim Bosshardt Christina Pappas
and contact informati6:30-7 p.m., 190C HOL Jessica Callow Darin Patton
and contact information), 11 BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL Whitney Carson Lauren Paulk
to Communications, 288 Law Review General Meeting, Whitney Carson Lauren Paulk
Holland Hall. (Submit 5:30 6:30 p.m., 190C HOL Angie Chesser Kelley Richards
news for the student 12 Last day to withdraw from course by Vanessa Gordon Stephen Schmeir
newsletter, The Docket, petition without failing grade Traci Kratish Adria Toledo
to John Marshall Bar APALSA Symposium on Crimes Against Amanda Kunz Greg Wilson
Association) Children in Asia, 9-5 p.m., 190 Hol Don Londeree Rachael Zichella