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Message from the dean
Center for Career Services
UF trial team dominates country's mock trial courtrooms
Inside the Law School
Spring 2002 graduating class now being organized
LTI presence benefits students, legal profession
Record number apply to UF College of Law
Chung-de Cambre honored
Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 27 April 15, 2002
STrialTeamDominates College Moves Up in National Ranking
Competitions (3) We should all be pleased and proud that the Levin College of Law has
Spring Class Gift (5) moved into the country's top 20 public law schools and is once again
Record Number Apply ranked in the top 50 public and private as evaluated by U.S. News &
to College of Law (7) World Report in its 2002 "America's Best Graduate Schools." The
USN& WR results released last week also again rank our Graduate Tax
Grater Named JMBA
Program second in the country, behind only New York University, in a
Professor of the Year (7) section on speciality law programs.
Rankings of educational institutions are somewhat subjective, regardless of formulas
used, but they do provide a measuring stick against which we can compare aspects of our
progress. The publication's ranking of the law school in two important sub-categories selectivity
(acceptance rate) and bar passage rate is excellent. The College of Law is in the top 25 in terms of
selectivity only about 27 percent of applicants are admitted and is 15th for bar
Bar Passage Rate Differential passage rate differential (see chart).
Rank School Rate %Above Bar passage rates are objective outcome measurements, and therefore of particular
StateAverage value to those ranking institutional quality. Better than 94 percent of our students
1 Cal-Berkeley 94.3% 30.3% pass the bar compared to Florida's overall 78 percent passage rate (explaining our
2 Yale 96.6% 24.6% high differential ranking) which is especially notable when you consider that test-
3 Harvard 95.2% 23.2% taking abilities or LSAT scores are not the primary considerations for admittance to
Duke 87.2% 23.2% the UF law school.
4 UCLA 87.0% 23.0% Also important is USN&WR's determination that we are among the country's
5 NYU 94.6% 22.6o most racially diverse, placing us 25th of the more than 170 American Bar
6 Penn 94.3% 22.3% Association-accredited law schools. In fact, there are only eight other top-tier
7 Washington & Lee 94.9% 21.9% colleges listed in the top 25 most diverse, including Columbia,
8 Georgetown 92.6% 20.6%o Stanford, Yale, Northwestem and George Washington. Among top-
9 George Washington 92.5 2.5% tier law schools in the southeast, UF is ranked first in diversity,
UC-Davis 84.5% 20.5%
10 Columia 92.3% 20.3% followed by Duke, Emory and Tulane.
11 Cornelu 92.20 20.2o This national recognition of the quality of our diverse student
12 Stanford 83.3o 19.3%o body and effectiveness of our faculty and programs is gratifying,
13 Michigan 89.6% 17.6% and serves to assure us that we are indeed on track toward our goal
14 Virginia 90.0% 17.0% of becoming one of the nation's top 10 public colleges of law.
15 Florida 94.0% 16.0% Please know how important you and your efforts are in this process.
i Jon L. Mills, Dean
'Earth Day'Tree Planting 'Pass It On' Wednesday
Law School Republicans and Environmental and The Asian and Pacific American Law Student
Land Use Law Society members will plant two Association (APALSA) and UF Engineering Council
flowering dogwoods at the law campus north will distribute Hawaiian leis as part of the "Pass It
entrance (between Bruton-Geer and Holland halls) On" program Wednesday (April 17) on the con-
at 3 p.m. Thursday (April 18) in observance of Earth course. The program's purpose is "to show that -
Day. All are invited. (Announcements continue page 2)
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW APRIL 15, 2002
Stress Management Workshop This data also is used to keep track of students
A workshop today (April 15), 3 p.m., Faculty who are employed, and can have significant impact
Dining Room, will focus on stress reduction and on how the law school is ranked.
time management techniques and how to set goals
and priorities. Snacks served. For information: 'Shadowing' for 1L's
Resource Counselor Heather McWilliams Career Services is sponsoring the "IL Shadow
(firstname.lastname@example.org or 392.7044). Project" with Florida firms who have agreed to
allow first-year students to "shadow" its attomeys
Pick Up Pro Bono Certificates for two-to-four weeks over summer.
If you earned a Pro Bono Certificate this year Students will not be compensated while they
G rad u ati o n that you did not receive at the Pro Bono Awards "shadow," but will be paid for any work firms ask
& Reception Banquet, please pick it up in the Center for Career students to perform. This is a valuable experience
May 18 Services. and networking opportunity. To apply, bring your
resume to Career Services. Positions will be
Spring graduation is Summer Employment awarded on a first-come, first-served basis
Saturday, MayStephen C Students working this summer are asked to stop beginning 8 a.m. Tuesday (April 16).
O'Connell Center by Career Services and fill out a 2002 Summer
Marshall M. Criser Employment Questionnaire. Job Fair Meeting
A mandatory job fair meeting will be held
(J.D. '51)- former UF
and Florida Bar president May Graduates Data Sheets Thursday (April 18) at 12:40 p.m., Bailey
and current chairman of Students graduating in May must fill out a Courtroom, for students interested in attending the
the UF Board of Trustees senior statistical data sheet from Career Services. Southeastem Minority Job Fair, South Atlantic
will speak. Students in need of employment also should set up Recruiting Conference or Southeastem Law
Invitations to a an appointment with a counselor when they submit Placement Consortium this fall. Contact Career
reception/brunch for the sheet, and staff will use the information to help Services for information.
graduates and guests those students find jobs.
the ceremony have been (Announcements, from page 1) Arrington (email@example.com), and indicate your
distributed via student as a campus, city, nation and world, we are all choice of lunch, which will be provided by CGR and
folders. The event will connected, particularly in light of Sept. 11 events." The Florida Bar Foundation.
be held from 10:30 a.m.- Organizers will distribute more than 2,000 orange
12:30 p.m. in the main and blue Hawaiian leis in the next two months. Each Law Toastmaster Elections
dining room of Bruton- lei has a registered number and reads, "Do a good Florida Law Toastmasters will elect officers
Geer Hall. RSVP by deed, for it is so true... what you pass on comes back Tuesday (April 16), 5:30 p.m., 190C Holland Hall.
Monday, April 22, to to you." Recipients are asked to "pass on" their lei to All members in good standing with Toastmasters
392.9238 or someone else after they do a good deed, track where International are eligible to vote and run for office.
firstname.lastname@example.org. their lei has been and share their experiences by vis- For information on elections or membership:
iting www.uffriends.org. The goal is to have at least President Judi Haworth (email@example.com).
one good deed performed for every person on cam-
pus. For information: Kendra Hinton RPG Speaker, Elections
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Julie Siefkas The Real Property Group (RPG) welcomes all
(email@example.com). students to its final spring semester meeting
'Prepare to Thursday (April 18), 5:20 p.m., 290 Holland Hall.
Practice' Public Interest Luncheon Judge William Wagner will speak about an inde-
LEXIS "Prepare to Center for Govemmental Responsibility (CGR) pendent study where students can assist in Habitat
Practice" training is Fellows will host a public interest speaker series for Humanities closings, and RPG will hold elec-
today-Friday (April 15- luncheon featuring attomeys from Florida tions. For information: RPG president Nia Johnson
19), Bruton-Geer Hall Institutional Legal Services Thursday (April 18), (firstname.lastname@example.org).
second floor computer 12:40 p.m., Faculty Dining Room. RSVP to Delaine
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW APRIL 15, 2002
UF Trial Team Dominates Country's Mock Trial Courtrooms Bar Exam
"The UF Trial Team this The law school has
spring has dominated on state, arranged lunch for gradu-
regional and national levels, and ating students taking the
attained a level of success bar exam in Tampa in
unprecedented in law school July. Lunch salad,
history," reports Assistant Dean sandwiches, soup, bread,
for Student Affairs Patrick chips, cookies and bever-
Shannon. age will be served at
In the latest Trial Team the Cold Storage Inn near
triumph at the ABA national the exam site for a
competition in Austin, Texas, reduced cost of $5 per
last weekend, both UF Teams day. To sign up, see Clara
(Millicent Daniels, Kim Norstedt in the Dean's
Madison, Jose Izquierdo and Suite.
Nick Zissimopulos) advanced to The Tampa firm of
the final-eight round. Daniels and Zinober and McCrae
Madison went on to compete in underwrites the lunch
the Final Four before losing to The UF Trial Team has dominated all levels of competition this spring. each year.
Northwestem and tying for third Only UF had teams in two Final Fours, out of 400 teams from nearly
in the nation. every law school in the nation competing at the national level.
In January, Trial Team members
on Te Fra Bar hese ee orial Tl senting UF in the final-eight round and one team Last Chance
won The Florida Bar Chester Bedell Memorial Trial
om on a state-level tornamet or te advancing to the Final Four definitely says some- for LAW Sh irts
Competition a state-level tournament for the
thing about our program and the advocates. They
second year in a row. In February, members won You must place your
both top spots in the American Bar Association are awesome and among the 'best of the best.'" order by 9 p.m. Friday
The ABA and ATLA national competitions are $1 f
(ABA) Regional Competition. In March, members he er t al competitionse (April 18) for shirts -
the nation's premier trial competitions. Of the more
competed in the Academy of Trial Lawyers thDon't start with me. My
Association (ATLA) regional competition in ho the nai wih c ee fr te sister/daughter/son is a
semester," said Team President Michael Pike. spring, said Shannon. Congratulations to mm- XXXL. Order yours today
"They have sacrificed to place UF in the national rs, coac hes andaton as gifts for those who sup-
spotlight, while simultaneously eliminatig Stetson ported you through law
as the #1 advocacy school. Having two teams repre- school. Proceeds benefit
LAW charitable and pro-
Spring Emergenc Loans SFA. UFL.EDU) for details on how this loan affects fssoa ait o
Application request forms for spring Lewis summer financial aid. FouHe nricon (henri
Hnrthe national ATLA competition. (LAW). Shirts are $15 fornrich@
Memorial Long-Term Emergency Loans ($500) are uf.ed). Paymen t wil b
available in Student Affairs and will be accepted JTLP Invitees, Editor lection
collected following week,
through Friday (April 19). Invitees from the Journal of Technology La & and shirt delivered within
Within one week of submitting a completed Poicy 's Spring 2002 Write-on Competition are: t w
request form, University Financial Services will mail Elana Horowitz, Alison Marshall, Stacey Penn, graduation).
a loan application to your local address as it is listed Kris Powell, Danet Rodriguez and David Note: The LAW grand
bers, coaches and sponsors.g
on ISIS. Completed applications must be retumed to Williamson. The Journal will elect new editors thisore o ro aw
LAW charitable and pro-
Contact Financial Aid dvisor Trish Varnes (164 information: Editor-in-Chief Robert Thorburg History Month contest is
Holland Hall, 392.0421 or TrishVarnes@ (email@example.com). Meredith Thorp.
FLALAW NEW LETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW APRIL 15, 2002
Scholar Presents Irving Cypen Professor Sharon
Dunwody Lecture Rush spoke this weekend on "The
Lawrence Lessig, Anticanonical Lesson of Huckleberry
professor of law at Stanford Finn" at a AAUW luncheon at the
Law School, will discuss Sheraton Hotel in Gainesville.
importance of finding a ownn
importance of finding a Legal Technology Institute Director Rush
middle ground among the
Andy Adkins spoke Saturday at an
extremism that dominates
the current debate about
the current debate about ABA Govemnment and Public Sector
yr Lawyers Division Conference in San
copyrights at the 21st annual
Dunwody Distinguished Antonio, TX, on "Technology in the
Lecture April 26. Public Law Office." He also will
The lecture is organized Professor Patricia E. Dilley (right) was interviewed speak April 26 at the College of Law Adkins
by Florida Law Review. It last week by News Five (WUFT-TV) on a new IRS Reunion on "Today's Technology -
will be held in Holland Hall ruling on deductibility of weight loss program Tomorrow's Future."
Auditorium at 10:30 a.m., expenses. She also was interviewed in March by
with a introduction by Nina Totenberg of National Public Radio about an Media Mentions
with an introduction by .
wian r ion upcoming Supreme Court case. Dean Jon Mills was quoted April 8 on National
Dean Jon Mills.
The Dunwody Public Radio regarding importance of lowering
Distinguished Lecture series In The Spotlight the law school's student-teacher ratio and his
Sett s oflh Pa P t Disputes belief that it will result in higher caliber and
was established by U. S. Information as provided by faculty and staff and by regular belief that it will result in higher caliber and
Sugar Corporation and law searches of news media story reports. more out-of-state applicants. He also was men-
firms of Dunwody White & tioned in a Florida Bar News article as creator of
Landon P.A. and Mershon Publications/Professional Activities the Southem Legal Counsel.
Sawyer Johnston Dunwody Intellectual Property Law Program Professor Robert Moffat was quoted in an
& Cole in honor of brothers Director/UF Research Foundation Independent Florida Alligator editorial and the
Elliot and Atwood Professor Thomas Cotter speaks St. Petersburg Times on "rich, rude Americans."
Dunwody, both UF law today (April 15) at a Cardozo Law The Presidential Task Force on the Future of the
graduates. It is a forum for School symposium, and will publish University's recommendation to lower law school
legal scholars to present an article, "Accommodating the Cotter enrollment was reported in the Alligator and Sun.
novel and challenging ideas. Unauthorized Use of Copyrighted Andrew Adkins, director of the Legal
For information, contact Works for Religious Purposes Under the Fair Use Technology Institute, was quoted in the Florida
Law Review Editor Allen Doctrine and Copyright Act Section 110(3)," in a Bar News on technology changing law firms.
Winsor (review4@law. Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal Assistant Professor Jonathan Cohen was quoted
ufl.edu or 392.2148). devoted to the symposium. He recently complet- on Minnesota Public Radio's "Marketplace" on
ed an article (coauthored with Roger Blair), "Are confessions and apologies. He also was inter-
Settlements of Pharmaceutical Patent Disputes viewed on National Public Radio conceming
Illegal Per Se?," to be published in the Antitrust corporate apology in connection with Enron.
Bulletin sometime this summer, and in March Desta Meghoo-Peddie, acting director of the
2003 will publish "Gutenberg's Legacy: Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations,
Copyright, Censorship, and Religious Pluralism" was interviewed by Mid-Florida Radio about a
in California Law Review. series of Alachua County forums sponsored by
Professor Steve Willis is co-chair of CSRRR.
the Cybertax Committee of The
Florida Bar Tax Section. He also is Staff Honored April 24
webmaster and designer of the Tax Dean Jon Mills will host a luncheon in honor
Section web site at: http://www. of Administrative Professionals' Day April 24 for
floridataxlawyers.org, and a member Willis USPS and full-time OPS employees.
of the Tax Section Executive Council.
FLALAW NEW LETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW APRIL 15, 2002
Spring 2002 Graduating Class Gift Now Being Organized Key Alumni
As part of a revived law school tradition, Spring Class Gifts can Graduates of 16 UF
2002 Graduating Class members will present a be "unrestricted" law classes will gather on
class gift to Dean Jon Mills during May or designated to campus April 26-27 to
Commencement. The group gift allows students to specific areas or participate in Alumni
give something back while supporting a law school organizations Reunion Weekend.
program or student organization of their choice. such as the Virgil .... Activities include a
Eight class members Dawn Henrichon Hawkins Clinics, welcoming reception at
(pictured at left, front), Samantha Schosberg, JMBA, APIL, the Ham Museum, class
Mack Bernard, Ana Garcia, Natalie Jackson, Trial Team, dinner, music and danc-
Allyson Enfinger, Theo Kypreos and George BALSA, Moot ing, convocation showcas-
Moraitis Jr. (not pictured) who also will serve Court, LAW, ing law school programs,
on the law school's Alumni Council after gradua- joumals, or to the family BBQ, Gator base-
tion are spearheading the effort. generic "Student ball and more.
"We are excited about this campaign and hope Organizations Honored classes:
students will start to give something back now, even Fund" that allows 1956-7, 1961-2, 1966-7,
ifit's $10 or $20 a year," said Schosberg, who also the Dean's Office 1971-2, 1976-7, 1981-2,
serves as JMBA president. "With 15,000 alumni, if to apply funds 1986-7 and 1991-2.
everyone gives a little each year, it really makes an where most need- For information:
impact." ed. Pledges can be made over five years, with initial Denise Stobbie, Alumni
Mills said the class gift is a wonderful gesture of payment deferred. Gifts are tax deductible as Affairs (stobbie@law. ufl.
professionalism. "An important part of being a allowed by law. Participants will be recognized in edu or 392.9296).
member of any profession is giving back to support UFLaw magazine and annual report.
and improve the institution that prepared you and Bring pledge forms and/or checks payable to
others who will follow. I am delighted to see this "Law Center Association" to one of the students
tradition has resurfaced among our students in a mentioned above or the Alumni Affairs Office (282
creative way that appeals to all interests." Holland Hall). Write "Class Gift" on checks.
Officials and academi-
cians from Brazil, Costa
Rica, Guatemala, Argentina,
Mexico and Cuba and law
he school faculty will be
among participants at the
third annual "Legal &
Policy Issues in the
SAmericas" conference April
Solicitor General Speaks 22 atthe Sheraton Hotel.
Students Tour During Open House Solicitor General Tom Warner (second from right, Panels on Cuban issues
The law school's annual "Orange & Blue with Center for Govemmental Responsibility [CGR] also are scheduled for the
Open House" for admitted students/parents/ StaffAttomey Tim McLendon [left], Dean Jon Mills event, organized by the
significant others April 6th attracted hundreds and Federalist Society members Deborah de la O and Center for Govemmental
of participants for panels, discussions, a BBQ Judy Haworth) spoke at the law school last week on Responsibility (CGR).
and activities such as this tour conducted by "John Walker Lindh, Osama Bin Laden and the Rule of Details and registration
graduating student Dawn Henrichon (right). Law." The speech was introduced by Mills, and available through Lenny
"Many people students, faculty and staff Haworth spoke on her experiences as an extem in the Kennedy of CGR (392.2237
- worked hard to make this a success," said Solicitor General's Office last summer. (Extemship or LKennedy@law. ufl. edu).
Assistant Dean for Admissions Michael coordinated through CGR.) The presentation was Or see FlaLaw on the Web:
Patrick. "Theola Thornton, Marjorie Pernell sponsored by the Federalist Society, which has brought www.law.ufl.edu news/
and I want to thank them for their efforts." a variety of prestigious legal speakers to campus. pdf/flalaw-020401.pdf
FLALAW NEW LETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW APRIL 15, 2002
ICAIR Funds LTI Presence Benefits Students, Legal Profession
In fulfilling its mis- The Legal Technology Institute (LTI) was estab-
sion to fund innovative lished at the UF College of Law in October 1997
research on information 'to provide an innovative forum for making a posi-
technologies and knowl- tive impact and improving technology in the legal
edge management bene- profession.' A self-funded entity, LTI provides con-
fitting students, faculty sulting, web design and market research services to
and professionals in the legal profession.
legal, accounting and Its presence at the law school is a boon for
financial services profes- students as well, according to LTI Director Andrew
sions, the International Z. Adkins III, who also serves as executive director
Center for Automated of ICAIR (see sidebar).
Information Research "Our presence at the law school helps attract
(ICAIR) last year created students interested in leaming about the practical
an investment source use of technology in the legal profession," said
with the UF Research Adkins. "LTI provides examples and demonstra- From students to practitioners, information technology
Foundation and invested tions of technologies and advanced techniques used is increasingly vital to the legal profession. Andy
in Intellig ia, In. and Adkins, director of the law school's Legal Technology
S igenxia, nc. an in settings from small private firms to courtrooms. Institute, and his staff provide direction to firms,
Velara Software, Inc. It Students benefit from exposure to these technolo- schools and others on how best to use these tools to
also awarded grants to gies and their applications." achieve their goals.
the UF Warrington LTI also is developing a Law Practice
College of Business Management course to be offered fall semester at lete technologies to state-of-the-art software and
Center for Real Estate the law school. But its primary mission is service to hardware. Its Florida-based law firm consulting
Studies for creating a its clientele ranging from private firms and clients in 2001-02 included Adorno & Zeder in
Spacial Database for companies of all sizes to law schools. Miami; Bush, Ross, Gardner, Warren & Rudy in
Public and Private Real Recent client William R. Townsend, director of Tampa; Lancaster & Eure in Sarasota; Lowndes
Property Decisions; the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed in Orlando; Stone
Drake University Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, & Gerkin in Mount Dora; and Stripling, McMichael
School for development said, "Andy and LTI were a delight to work with, & Stripling in Gainesville. Others included the H.J.
of a Legal Case and provided thorough, practical recommendations Heinz Law Department, Gateway Computers and
Management System for even 'non-techies' like me could easily understand. Intelligenxia.
law school clinics; and LTI served our needs well and in a timely fashion."
University of Wisconsin- Adkins said, "LTI doubled in clients and revenue Web Design & Development
Madison for developing during 2001-02. We expect continued growth dur- LTI designed state-of-the-art Intemet Web sites
a Knowledge-Based ing 2002-03. But we always place great emphasis for clients such as LegalTech Conferences; the
Decision Aid for Jury on fostering current relationships with clients. General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section and
Selection. "We talk with many UF College of Law alumni the Practice Management & Development Section
ICAIR was estab- during the year regarding their use of technology of The Florida Bar; Conroy Simberg Ganon,
lished at the UF College and how they can improve services to clients," Krevans & Abel in Hollywood, Coker Myers
of Law in June 1998 added Adkins, who also makes 30-40 presentations Schickel Sorenson Higgenbotham & Green in
with a $2.5M endow- annually to regional and state bar associations and Jacksonville; and Michael Martin in Lakeland.
ment from the National national legal technology conferences. He is co-
Center for Automated chair of LegalTech Conferences for New York, Los M arket Research
Information Research Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto and New LTI conducts surveys for the legal profession
(NCAIR). It awards Orleans, and past chair of the ABA TECHSHOW. under direction of Richard Belz. Following the
grants matching UF highly successful "Application Services Providers:
experts with leading Consulting An In-Depth Look into the Future of ASPs in the
national and intemational LTI provides consulting services to law firms Legal Profession," LTI partnered with the American
scholars for research and and departments, courts and the judiciary, law Corporate Counsel Association and ELF/Serengeti
study. schools and legal vendors offering services from to conduct the "2001 ACCA Partnering with
Technology Assessments to migrating from obso- Outside Counsel."
FLALAW NEW LETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLE GE OF LAW APRIL 15, 2002
Record Number Apply to UF College of Law 'Stress Can
By Editorial Assistant Jake Hannaway UF Dean of Students
Despite a record 2,550 applicants to the Levin Eugene L. Zdziarski
College of Law for the Fall 2002 entering class, notes that "the end of the
neither the process of review nor the number of semester is often one of
spaces available changed. the most stressful periods
That's the report from Assistant Dean for for students. Contributing
Admissions Michael Patrick, who notes the are examinations, grades,
review process concluded last week when his fear of failure, concems
department finished sending letters of acceptance about admission to gradu-
to more than 450 candidates for the fall class. ate and professional
Patrick said the extra applications gave his schools, parental pressures
office the "same amount of work, but it is taking a There were more than 12 applicants for every Fall and financial concems.
little longer... We weren't going to do a lesser job 2002 opening at the law school, according to The events of Sept. 11 and
because of more files. Plus, every file must be Assistant Dean for Admissions Michael Patrick (eft). ongoing war against ter-
reviewed by the faculty Admissions Committee, rorism magnify the impact
since our admissions are not based simply on He called the upswing in applications a national of these factors.
LSAT scores or grade point averages." trend, saying applications were up about 28 percent "During stressful peri-
Patrick attributes the record number of across the country, but he does not yet have compa- ods, students may isolate
applicants a 30 percent increase over Fall 2001 rable data for all U.S. law schools. and alienate themselves,
applications and highest number ever in law school "Those who are accepted for fall admission and many need help and
history (previous high was 1992, when 2,164 were should take great pleasure in knowing there were encouragement in seeking
received) to the recent general U.S. economic more than 12 applicants for each of their seats," assistance. Faculty and
situation. Patrick said. staff can help students get
the assistance they need.
Grater JMBA 'Professor of the Year' UF and the Gainesville
Facult Enrichment community provide coun-
Legal Skills Associate Professor Jeffrey T. seling and support services
Ingrid Wuerth seling and support services
(right), Professor Grater has been elected 2002 Levin College of for students. When faculty
at Cincinnati Law Law JMBA Professor of the Year the first or staff observe a student
School, spoke on time a Legal Skills faculty member has won the who seems to be experi-
"The Dangers of prestigious award. encing difficulties, they
Deference: Claim Grater ('79 B.A., magna cum laude; '85 J.D. Grater are urged to talk to the
Settlement with honors) clerked for the Honorable Joe student about their situa-
through Sole Cowart Jr., Fifth District Court of Appeal, and was a staff tion and make the student
Executive attomey for Three Rivers Legal Services prior to joining aware of services."
Agreement" at the UF's Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinic. For information: Dean
law school last week. Students describe his teaching style and classroom of Students Office
Her talk was part of an ongoing series demeanor as "quirky and interesting," and remark that he (392.1261).
designed to keep college faculty current brings practical knowledge to the classroom along with a
with legal trends and topics. Students and sense of humor.
others interested in attending should con- As instructor and managing attomey of the Full Parking Decals
tact Professor Christopher Slobogin Representation Clinic, he guides students to effective for Sale
(392.2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Next: lawyering through practical application of legal theory and Sandy Tyson will sell
.. *skills such as interviewing and counselng, mediation, nego- .
Tuesday (April 16): Professor Patricia skills such as interviewing and counseling, mediation, nego- parking decals from 9 a.m.-4
tiation and trial technIques. Interns under his supervision .
Dilley. "The Political Economy of tiation and trial techiques. Inters under his supervision p.m., April 24-25, from her
Dedicated Taxes." represent indigent clients in civil cases who otherwise ffice in the Dean's Suite.
Dedicated Taxes. services. office in the Dean's Suite.
SFriday (Aprl 1: L n M e & L n would be unable to afford critically needed legal services. decals expire May 1.
Friday (April 19): Levin Mabie & Levin All decals expire May 1.
Grater is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and
Professor Berta Hernandez-Truyol. Grater is a Florida Supreme Cou Certified Family and If you received a notice, you
County Court Mediator and serves on the Advisory Council
Legal Theory Workshop on "Feminist Coun Court Mediator and serves on the Advisory Council can order one online at
a hJurisprudence." Wr o of the Displaced Homemakers and Focus on Careers www.bsd.ufedu (payroll
Jurisprudence. www.bsd.uJl.edu (payroll
Program at Santa Fe Community College. deduction only).
FLALAW NEW LETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW APRIL 15, 2002
Save money and time Chung-de Cambre Honored
through book exchange
and roommate referral Third-year law student Rhonda Chung-de
links on the college Web Cambre received the George Allen Student
site: www.law.ujledu/ Leadership Award from the law school last week at
stuntsexhane an a UF Multicultural Awards Ceremony. The award
recognizes outstanding contributions toward
www.law.ufoledu/ "promoting civility and respect within the law
admissions/housing.shtml. school community."
A self-described "community leader, mother,
organizer and student," Chung-de Cambre is known
Also available as links for her work with the Black Law Students ICAM Moves Up in Vienna
are past issues of FlaLaw Association and BLSA Diversity Task Force. She The Intemational Moot Court Team David
(in full color) and other was instrumental in obtaining a posthumous law Hirschberg (left), Assistant Professor/Faculty
law school materials. degree for Virgil Hawkins, and for restoring a por- Coach Wayne Hanewicz, Student Coach Stacy
Click on "Publications." trait of him that was presented to the Virgil Hawkins Borisov, Professor/Faculty Advisor/Coach Thomas
Law Clinics. She is currently a research assistant in Hurst, Sonia Munoz, Mark Addington, Robert
the Center for Race and Race Relations. Franco, Carl Reynolds and Jessica Parker -
traveled to Vienna last month to compete with the
Intemational Commercial Arbitration Moot Team.
The team topped last year's 50th percentile ranking
FlaLaw is published to (46th of 92 teams) by going to 37th this year (41st
help inform and coordi- of 108 teams from 36 countries), and ranked 13th
nate activities of the law of 26 U.S. teams.
school community. Addington receives the "Outstanding Moot
Stan Huguenin, Director Participant" award for his dedication and hard work
of Communications. (including creation of a Web site). Parker was over-
Editor: Debra Amirin, APR, all best oralist. While abroad, team members visited
Associate Director of the Vienna UN building and attended a briefing on
Communications. the work of the UNCITRAL (UN Commission on
Denise Feiber, APR, Ceremony Honors Service Intemational Trade Law).
Publications Coordinator.ool ro lasweek e Eduardo Palmer, chair of the Intemational
A law school ceremony last week honored
Christine Williams, Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group at Steel
Program Assistant. e tHector & Davis Intemational, which contributed
Jake Hannaway, "Service Pins" for the following years of service: $2,500 to the team's travel expenses, said, "ur
Editorial Assistant. Doris Perron (5); Marie Wolfe (10); Yolanda
firm has sponsored the team for three years because
Deadline: 10 a.m. Skills Associate Professor Jeffrey Grwith Legal we believe this gives students an invaluable oppor-
Deadline: 10 a.m. Skills Associate Professor Jeffrey Grater [left]
Tuesday for the next and Dean Jon Mils); Carol Velasques (15) and tunity to gain experience in international litigation
week's newsletter. Martina Pelley (30). and arbitration. As a leading firm in this area, we
week's newsletter. Martina Pelley (30). .
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S' 15 Stress Management Workshop (see page 2) New members selected for their outstanding
including author's name EASLS Meeting, 5:20 p.m., 190C HOL participation in the JESSUP Moot Court class are
and contact information), 16 PAD General Meeting, 6:30-7 p.m., 283 HOL Vidal Cordova, Matthew Fornaro, Craig
to Communications, 288 Toastmaster Elections (see page 2) Hammer, Elana Horowitz and Rebecca
Holland Hall. (Submit JTLP Elections (see page 3) Weinberg.
news for the student 18 Earth Day Tree Planting (see page 1) International Moot Court will offer a class next
newsletter, The Docket, RPG Speaker, Elections (see page 2) fall that selects students to compete in Vienna in
to John Marshall Bar Public Interest Luncheon (see page 2) spring 2003. For information: Brian Koch
Association.) BLSA Meeting, 5:20-7 p.m., 190A HOL (email@example.com).