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Table of Contents
    Dunwody lecture Friday
        Page 1
    Center for Career Services
        Page 2
    Students honored at Annual Pro Bono awards ceremony
        Page 3
    Inside the Law School
        Page 4
    Judge, Nagan honored by Black Law Students Association
        Page 5
    No construction during exams
        Page 6
    'Death is a growth industry' -- so consider estates and trusts practice
        Page 7
    VTA volunteers in action
        Page 8
    Law calendar
        Page 8
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UNIVERSIY OF
FLORIDA
Levin College of Law





Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 28 April 22, 2002


Dunwody Lecture Friday
Annual 'Legal & Policy Issues in
Inside Lawrence Lessig, professor of law at Stanford Annual 'L & Policy ssues in
Pro Bono Awards Law School, will discuss finding a middle ground the Americas' Conference Today
Ceremony (3) among the extremism that dominates the current Officials and academicians from
debate about copyrights at the 21st Annual Dunwody fficials and academicians from
ABA AALS Distinguished Lecture at 10:30 a.m. Friday (April Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala,e
Site Visits (4) 26) in Holland Hall Auditorium. Argentina, Mexico and Cuba are here
BALSA Recognition (5) Dean Jon Mills will introduce the lecture, which today (April 22) to join with law
SStudents nred 6 is organized by Florida Law Review each year as a school faculty in the third annual
Students Honored (6)(Announcements continue page 2) Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas Klein
Consider Estates and conference. Two panels on Cuban
Trusts Practice (7) t issues also are scheduled for the
event, organized by the law school's
Center for Governmental
Responsibility (CGR).
Keynote address will be by Baldwin
Adrian Makuc, Argentina's director
of foreign trade policy and secretariat
of industry and ministry of economy,
who will speak on "Argentina's
Last FlaLa w Efforts at Financial Recovery." All
sessions are at the Sheraton Hotel. Wade
This is the last issue of 'Earth Day' Celebration Today Discussion topics include
FlaLaw this spring. We Jothe Enviro l La"nd Use Law Organized Crime, Terrorism and
will publish periodically Join the Environmental and Land Use Law Money Laundering in the Americas,
May 28-July 8, and Society as they celebrate Earth Day today (April Environmental Damages and
resume regular weekly 22), 6 p.m., Faculty Dining Room. Mark van Environmental Damages and
epublicati th the st Soestbergen from the International Carbon Bank Crimesr, and Legal Education in the
fall FlaLaw August 19. & Exchange (www.icbe.com) will speak for the A ric P ell
fall FlaLaw August 19 According to JoAnn Klein, CGR
The Communications Green House Network about global warming
Office is working on the sciece and politics. coordinator, among law school offi-
next issue of UFLaw Earlier celebrations included planting of two cinat ang l scoo
Magazine, so we urge you flowering tulip poplars by Law School cials and faculty making presentations
Magazine, so we urge you bwill be Chesterfield Smith Professor
Republicans President Travis Horn (second from N
to keep us informed of Republicans President Travis (secondof Law Fletcher N. Baldwin Jr., Gordon
activities and events even right) and ELULS president Regina Fegan (third dir etor of the Center N. B aldwin Jr., Gordnaln
activities and events even from left) and members of their groups. LSR Greg director of the Center for International
when FlaLaw is on hiatus. Newburn (left) and members o f their groups. Financial Crimes Studies; JeffWade,
Thank you for your ELULS officers for 2002-03 are President CGR's director of the Environmental
readership and participa- Nicole C. Kibert (ncktufl.edu); Vice President Division; Stephen Powell, CGR's
tion. Contact us with your C ern i eD ; Vice President International Trade Law Program
news or suggestions at: LCC Representatidirector; Chesterfield Smith
falaaw@law.ufl.edu, Kevin Regan and Secretary Pamela Jo Hatley. Professor of Law Michael Gordon; Hernandez-
flalaw0,law.ufl.edu, Professor of Law Michael Gordon;
392.9586, 288 Holland E-mail Kibert to learn more about ELULS events Truyol
Hall. or subscribe to their listserv. (See 'Conference'page 8)

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW APRIL 22, 2002





'One Quick Question' of students who are employed, and can
Career Services representatives will answer significantly impact how the law school is ranked.
career-related questions on the concourse Tuesdays
and Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., through April 30th. Summer Employment
Students working this summer are asked to stop
Job Fair Forms Due May 10th by Career Services and fill out a 2002 Summer
To attend the Southeastern Minority Job Fair, Employment Questionnaire.
Mid-Atlantic Legal Recruiting Conference, or
Southeastern Law Placement Consortium in the Summer Fellowships Awarded
fall, turn in your pre-registration form to Career Students performing public service work are
Graduation Services by May 10th. seldom compensated, which makes Florida Bar
& Reception Foundation and APIL Summer Fellowships
May 18 Cap & Gown Distribution particularly meaningful.
Spring graduation is Caps and gowns will be distributed in the 2002 Florida Bar Foundation Fellowship
Saturday, May 18, Center for Career Services 10 a.m.-5 p.m., (funded by Florida Bar Foundation) recipients are:
9 a.m., Stephen C. May 7-16, and until noon May 17. Kristen Cooley, Larry Fleurantin, Evan George,
O'Cnell Cente. Lizzie Johnson, Luis Maldonado, Tim Stevens
O'Connell Center.
Marshall M. Criser May Graduate Data Sheets and DeShannon McDonald.
(J.D. '51) former UF Students graduating in May must fill out a APIL 2002 Summer Fellowship (funded by
and Florida Bar president senior statistical data sheet from Career Services. APIL through fundraising activities and law firm
and current chairman of Students in need of employment should set up an donations via Public Service Partners program)
the UF Board of Trustees appointment with a counselor when they submit the recipients are: Alan Bushnell, Jenny Devine,
will speak. sheet, and staff will use the information to help Maura Doherty, Scott Messinger, Barbara
A reception/brunch them find jobs. The data also is used to keep track Costa, Melissa Duncan and Meredith Thorpe.
for graduates and guests
will be held immediately (Announcements, from page 1) http://grove.ufl.edu/-paduf, offers information about
following the ceremony, forum for legal scholars to present novel and Phi Alpha Delta and how to join. Or contact Clerk
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in challenging ideas. Robert Thornburg (rht@ufl.edu).
Bruton-Geer Hall. RSVP For information, contact Review Editor Allen
by today (April 22), to Winsor (review4@law.ufl.edu or 392.2148). JLPP Write-On Invitees
392.9238 or kelley@law. The final Journal ofLaw and Public Policy
ufl.edu. Phi Alpha Delta Grows 100% general board meeting of the year is today
The national headquarters of Phi Alpha Delta (April 22), 5:30 p.m., 190B Holland Hall.
recognized the law school's Duncan H. Fletcher JLPP Spring Write-On Competition invitees are
Chapter in March as one of only 17 student chapters Jonathan Brand, T. Jay Brown, Danielle Burns,
in the U.S. to experience a 100 percent increase in Jeff Grill, Rachel Harvey and Rodney Janis.
membership. Ten members joined the service organi-
zation in January, bringing membership to more than FJIL Invitees
55. With support from the Law College Council, the Florida Journal ofInternational Law spring invi-
chapter will send five delegates to the international tees are Dana Gryniuk, Rinat Hadas, Matt Hawk,
Phi Alpha Delta convention in Arizona this year. Laurie Lee, Rachel Loukonen and Ashley Smith.
Stay Connected Officers for Fall 2002 are Justice Elana In addition, Rinat Hadas' comment has been
Vi a Hotline Horowitz, Vice Justice Louis Rosen, Clerk Robert chosen for publishing. For information: Editor-in-
Thornburg, Treasurer John Metcalf and Marshall Chief Lawrence Marin (batsy45@mindspring.com).
Daily e-mails via the William Davie II. Awards for service and leadership
Career Services Hotline to Phi Alpha Delta and the community go to: ILS Officers
remind you of deadlines Claude W. Pepper Award Matthew Fornaro The International Law Society's new executive
and events. Sign up at Frank E. Maloney Award Louis Rosen board officers for 2002-03 are President Judit
www. 1aw. uf. edu career
www.lawu.educareer J. Hillis Miller Award Dawn Henrichon Karpati; Vice President Greg Boylan, Secretary
resources/hotline.
The chapter's newly designed Web site, Christina Bobadilla and Treasurer Lisa Balkin.

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW APRIL 22, 2002


Students Honored at Annual Pro Bono Awards Ceremony Bar Exam,
MPRE Results

Sixty law students were honored Thursday Of 140 UF law students
taking the spring bar exam,
(April 11) by Career Services for contributions to 1n1 (82.900) passed.
the Pro Bono Project. Following UF were
Students honored perform at least 35 hours of Stetson at 78.4% (58 of 74);
pro bono service at an approved organization. The UM, 74.60% (44 of 59); Nova
event this year featured a brunch. Southeastern, 56.9% (41 of
"It was a great success," said Career Services 72); Florida Coastal, 55.3%
(26 of 47); and Barry, 41.2%
Public Interest Coordinator Jessie Howell. "Faculty (7 of 17). The average for
and students came together to celebrate the positive students from non-Florida
work being done in our legal community." schools was 80.8% (344 of
Howell said student projects this year included Students recognized for Pro Bono Committee service 426), and for first-timers as a
with Career Services Public Interest Coordinator whole was 74.9% (687 of
children's issues (Guardian ad Litem Office and Jessie Howell (third from left)- were Jenny Devine 91). FU had 9 of34 test-
Department of Child Welfare Legal Services), Qeft), Todd Samelman, Kristen Cooley and Maria
prisoners' rights (Florida Institutional Legal Pavlidis. Other members are Sherri Stinson, Gina takers pass, edging UF out of
Sansone, Deborah de la O, Kelly Daoud, Randy first place with an 85.3%
Services and the Capital Justice and Restoration Childs, Natly Torres-Alvarado, Carl Reynolds III and pass rate.
Initiative), translating legal documents, and acting Julian Smothers. Results were similar for
as interpreters for legal services' clientele (Three the Multi-State Professional
Rivers Legal Services). Responsibility Exam
(MPRE). UF was second at
A new award was given this year the Pro (MPRE). UF was second at
84.2%, behind FSU's 84.5%.
Bono Student of the Year Award to Julian Following was Stetson
Smothers, who contributed 315 recorded pro bono (79.1%), UM (78.9%),
hours. Florida Coastal (68.4%),
If you are interested in participating in the Pro Nova (67.2%) and Barry
Bono Project, come by the Center for Career (66.7%). The non-Florida
Services and make an appointment with Jessie average was 80.6% (228 of
Among those at the awards luncheon were Career 283), and 78.40 (694 of 884)
Howell, or e-mail her at howellje law.uJ.edu. Services Public Interest Coordinator Jessie Howell for all first-timers.
(second from left) and certificate recipients Meredith
Thorp (eft), Scott Smylie, Melissa Flynn, Nicole
Kibert, William Ward, Craig Langley, Luis
Maldonado and Jeffrey Grill. B r Exam Lunch
Pro Bono Award Winners The law school has
Lynn Alfano Nathan Brewer Rinat Hadas Craig Langley Kelly Samek arranged lunch for students
Kathleen Allred Deaina Brown Minh Han Joseph Launikitis Gina Sansone taking the bar exam in Tampa
Natly Torres- Kristen Cox Mauri Hawkins Luis Maldonado Tomea Sippio in July. Lunch salad,
Alvarado Eve Cusick Heinrich Jorge Mayo Adele Small sandwiches, soup, bread,
Kristy Armada Frederick Dauley Izaguirre Michael Meadors Rona Smith chips, cookies and beverage
Robert Babin Steve Drazen Bob Jacobs Jennifer Olmedo Julian Smothers will be served at the Cold
Christopher Kim Dunkel Kevin Jacobs Marsha O'Mara Scott Smylie Storage Inn near the exam
Benvenuto Lauren Epstein Rodney Janis Darin Patton Michael St. site for a reduced cost of $5
Mack Bernard Lisa Feuerstein Lizzie Johnson Adam Philpott Jacques II per day. To sign up, see
Luz Borges Eric Ginnis Nia Johnson Lisa Poursine Gisela Then- Clara Norstedt in the
Kimberly Jeffrey Grill Mindy Jones Carl Reynolds Caceres Dean's Suite.
Bosshardt Stacey Gross Nicole Kibert Judy Roach Betty Toussaint The Tampa firm of
Jonathan Brand Maria-Alexa Sierra Kornbluth Jennifer William Ward III Zinober and McCrae under-
Diane Branigan Guevara Tama Koss Rosenblum Jung Yoon writes the cost of the lunch
each year.
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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW APRIL 22, 2002



Last Chance to
Participate in ABA/AALS Site Visits Next Year In The Spotlight
'02 Class Gift
SThe American Bar Association (ABA) and Information as provided by faculty and staff, and by regular
As part of a revived Association of American Law Schools (AALS) searches ofnews media story reports.
law school tradition, will send representatives to the law school next
Spring 2002 Graduating year as part of the ABA accreditation process and Publications/Professional Activities
Class members will pres- AALS review for conformity. Supplements/revisions to Professor
ent a class gift to Dean ABA standards require law schools to prepare a David T. Smith's Florida Probate
Jon Mills during May self-study an assessment of current programs Code Manual (4 volumes,
commencement. and blueprint for the future outlining goals and LEXIS/Matthew Bender) were
Graduating students objectives. The self-study is generally prepared by published in November/December
are encouraged to bring a faculty committee, which seeks input from facul- 2001 and February/April 2002. Smith
pledge forms and/or ty, students, alumni, and the local bench and bar.
checks payable to "Law Dean Jon Mills has appointed Professor Charles Collier spoke last
Center Association" to the faculty members Alyson Flournoy, week on "The Gestalt, the Symbol,
Alumni Affairs Office Jeffrey Davis, George Dawson, Mike the Sign, the Word" as guest speaker
(282 Holland Hall). Write Seigel, Christopher Slobogin, Betty of the UF Philosophy Department.
"Class Gift" on checks. Taylor, Barbara Bennett WoodhouseTrustee
Gifts can be "unre- and Patrick Shannon to the Self- IDR Director/ Trustee Research i
Gifts can be "iunre-d and Patrick Shannon to the Self- Flournoy Fellow/Professor Don Peters co- Collier
stricted" or designated to Study Committee. Taylor recently
specific areas or organiza- participated in an ABA site visit concentrating presented a mediation skills work-
tions such as Virgil on the library to the University of Minnesota shop early this month at the ABA's
Hawkins Clinics, JMBA, law school. Dispute Resolution Section's Annual
APIL, Trial Team, "This is a timely opportunity for the law Conference in Seattle.
BALSA, Moot Court, school, and will build on the solid foundation cre- Assistant in Law, Health Law and Peters
LAW, journals, or a gener- ated by Jeff Davis' Strategic Planning Committee," Policy Barbara Noah's article, "The
ic "Student Organizations said Flournoy, Self-Study Committee Chair. "We Invisible Patient," was published in
Fund" that allows the are meeting now to determine scope and approach Illinois Law Review.
Dean's Office to apply and outline a timetable, and anticipate beginning
funds where most needed. intense work around the time classes resume in Assistant Professor Mark Fenster's
Pledges can be made over August. The site visit is expected to take place next paper, "The Symbols of Governance: B. Noah
five years, with initial spring. Our committee aims to solicit community Thurman Arnold and the Cultural
payment deferred. Gifts input during the fall and have a report ready for Study of Law," has been accepted for
are tax deductible as faculty review in January." presentation at the Columbia, USC
allowed by law. and Georgetown "Law and
Participants will be Fleming Visiting Scholar Humanities Interdisciplinary Junior
recognized in UFLaw Brigham Young University Scholar Workshop." Fenster
magazine and annual Associate Dean and Professor J.
report. r Associate Professor Danaya
report. Clifton Fleming Jr. will be the Associate Professor Danaya
Clifo F n J. wl b t~ *W right's paper, "Domestic Relations
Visiting Eminent Scholar in Taxation Wright's paper, Domstic Relatio
at the law school for Fall 2002. Fleming in Mid-Century: A History of the
First Nine Years of the Divorce and

Cohen Promoted Matrimonial Causes Court (1858-
Jonathan Cohen has been 1866)," has been chosen for presenta- Wright
promoted to Associate Professor of tion at the Third Annual Stanford/Yale Faculty
Law, effective August 9th. Forum for the Family Law Panel. (This is her
In announcing the promotion, UF second paper so selected.)
President Charles Young said it recog- Cohen Assistant Professor Jonathan Cohen's paper,
nizes Cohen's contributions to students, "Legislating Apology: The Pros and Cons," will
the legal profession, Florida and the nation. be published in Cincinnati Law Review.
(See 'Inside the Law School, page 5)

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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW APRIL 22, 2002


Follow
Judge, Nagan Honored By Black Law Students Association Honor Code

Alachua County Judge Phyllis Service Award for his assistance to With exams starting
Kotey and Samuel Dell Research minority students. next week, the Honor
Scholar Professor Winston Nagan Honors were announced by Byron Committee reminds
have been honored for their diversity Cherry, immediate past BLSA presi- students of the high
leadership by the College of Law's dent, as part of the student organiza- standards of academic
Black Law Students Association tion's 13th annual Virgil Hawkins integrity set forth in the
(BLSA). Kotey Nagan Celebration. The event is named for Honor Code. If any stu-
Kotey, a 1985 graduate of the law Hawkins, honored in 2001 by UF dent suspects a fellow
school, was named BLSA Alumnus of the Year, with a posthumous degree for his efforts to student of not abiding by
and Nagan, who has been a member of the law desegregate the law school in the late 1950s. the Code, a report should
be made to an Honor
faculty since 1975, received the 2002 Rahim Reed Hn
SSee complete release at: www.law.ufl.edu/news. Committee member:
Darin Patton (chair),
(Inside the Law School, continued) Media Mentions Joelle Zambello (vice
* Professor Diane Mazur's article, chair), Mark Ruff,
"Rehnquist's Vietnam: Constitutional Stephen C. O'Connell Professor Christopher Deshannon McDonald,
Separatism and the Stealth Advance Slobogin wrote an opinion article, "Don't Target Louis Rosen, Alison
of Martial Law," will be published in Mental Illness in Gun Checks," for Newsday. He Chastain, Dyvonda
the Indiana Law Journal. also was quoted in the Orlando Sentinel on a Thurston, Stephanie
police shooting case. Mickle or Canaan
Stephen C. O'Connell Professor Mazur Himmelbaum
Christopher Slobogin's article, An article on Florida voting reforms published in 2001-02, the Honor
"Peeping Techno-Toms and the the Florida Journal ofLaw and Public Policy was Committee resolved three
Fourth Amendment: Seeing Through subject of an Associated Press release, which also cases. One involving four
Kyllo's Rules Governing quoted Clifford Jones of the Center for students was resolved by
Technological Surveillance," will be Governmental Responsibility. The Tallahassee the Sanctioning Panel and
published in Minnesota Law Review. Slobogin Democrat, Lakeland Ledger, Naples Daily News, confirmed by the
Daytona Beach News-Journal, Jacksonville Appellate Board. Two
Stephen C. O'Connell Professor Business Journal, IndependentFlorida Alligator, cases were resolved by
Jeffrey Harrison's first edition of his Tallahassee Democrat and Gainesville Sun were the Probable Cause
casebook, Law and Economics: among papers carrying the article. Subcommittee.
Cases, Materials and Behavioral
Perspectives, will be published by Professor Pat Dilley was interviewed about tax
Westgroup. Harrison exemptions for weight-loss expenditures on
Wesgroup.* There currently exists
WOGX-TV (Fox 51, Gainesville Ocala). e
Associate Dean for Students Gail G an opening for 5th
Sasnett will be initiated Saturday Irving Cypen Professor of Law Sharon Rush was semester representation
(April 27) as an honorary member of interviewed on her book, Loving Across the Color (January 2000 entering
Florida Blue Key UF's oldest and Line, on WCJB-TV (TV20, ABC affiliate for students). Submit a 100-
most prestigious leadership honorary. Sasnett Gainesville). word letter of interest to
S u h r S Gvs the Honor Committee
Andrew Adkins, director of the Also covered by the Gainesville Sun were the stating your desire to
Legal Technology Institute, will speak Federalist Society's presentation of Florida serve by 5 p.m. Friday
at the ABA Government and Public Solicitor General Tom Warner, and the effects of (April 26) to Darin
Sector Lawyers Division, the Public collective bargaining on law faculty salaries. In Patton
Law Office Management Conference addition, the law school's participation in the (dpatton@ufl.edu).
in San Antonio, and the Oklahoma Adkins Jacksonville Landing Educational Expo was
Bar Association Solo & Small Firm detailed in the Florida Times-Union.
Conference.




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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW APRIL 22, 2002


No Construction
During Exams
Work is still underway
on the state-mandated fire
sprinkler system. It is
being installed this week
(April 22-26) in Florida
Law Review offices and
library Technical
Processing area.
Time permitting, the
crew also will work in the Students Receive
first-floor library 'Presidential Recognition'
(circulation area). UF President Charles E. Young honored
Work will cease April LAW Spring Brunch Raises "University of Florida Outstanding Students" last
26th. There will be no Funds for Organization Thursday (April 11) including 11 law students -
construction work at the Gator TeamChild Fellow Janella Leibovitz at a Presidential Recognition Reception.
law school during exams. (left), Associate Dean for Students Gail Sasnett "Students were nominated by faculty," said
and Three Rivers Legal Services staff attorney Associate Dean for Students Gail Sasnett. "It was
WESTLAW Mary O'Rourke spoke at the Law Association difficult to choose because we have so many excellent
for Women's 15th Annual Spring Brunch April law students who deserve recognition, but these
This is the last chance
1Tis is te las e 3th. The brunch was organized by graduating truly are extraordinary."
for WESTLAW training law student Mauri Hawkins. Among law students honored for contributions to
this semester. Signup Topics were seeking a balance in life, using the university community and their academic and
sheets are on easel outside
your law career to help others, and importance extracurricular achievements last week were Don
Bruton-Geer Lab. of appreciating support from family and/or Londeree (left), Jorge Ramirez, Nicole Kibert,
Monday (April 22) community. Andrea Eddings, Michael Pike, Dawn Henrichon,
10:20 a.m. Summer
Associate Internship In addition to attendance by law students and Alan Bushnell, Julie Siefkas and Marlyne Maalouf.
11:30 a.m. Judicial Clerkship guests, undergraduate students interested in Also (not shown) Rhonda Chung-de Cambre and
12:40 p.m. Summer attending the Levin College of Law also were at Samantha Schosberg.
Associate Intemship the event.
3 p.m. Advanced WESTLAW "Everyone seemed impressed by the speak-
Certificate Part 1 Everyone seemed impressed byhe speak- Students Join Matthews Society
4:10 p.m. Judicial Clerkship ers and the brunch," said Law President and Law students Rhonda Chung-de
Tuesday (April 23) graduating senior Dawn Henrichon. "We are Cambre (3L) and Brent Gordon (lL)
9:10 a.m. Summer grateful for support and efforts from Law
were inducted into the prestigious
Associate Internship College Council, Grace Casas, Lexis-Nexis, Unersity of Florida Matthews Societ
Wprinp^.v SAnril University of Florida Matthews Society c
11:30 a.m. Summer Women's Leadership Council, JMBA, Gator n dsi fF i ae ite
Associate Internship Press and Mauri Hawkins." las Thursday (April 18) in a private
12:40 p.m. Judicial Clerkship ceremony hosted by society trustees.
3 p.m. Advanced WESTLAW The society is an elite group of stu- Chung-de
Certificate Part 2 dents dedicated to ethical leadership and Cambre
4:10 p.m. Summer Alumni Reception June 20 servicetoUF. Membersmentorstudent
Associateservice to UF. Members mentor student
Associate Internship Law alumni are invited to a reception in groups, sharing leadership experiences
Wednesday (April 24) conjunction with The Florida Bar Annual and discussing effective leadership tech-
9:10 a.m. Judicial Clerkship and discussing effective leadership tech-
11:30 a.m. Summer Associate Meeting June 20, 6:30 p.m., Boca Raton niques. Members also are available as
12:40 p.m. Advanced Resort & Club. RSVP to Tracey Biggart speakers and workshop presenters.
WESTLAWCertificate Part 1 (tbiggart@uff ufl.edu or 392.7619). Nomination is by faculty members
1:50 p.m. Advanced WESTLAW Individuals or law firms interested in who view the student as an exceptional
Cerfificate Part2 sponsoring the event should contact Denisean exceptional Gordon
3 p.m. Sumer Associate sponsoring the event shoud conac Denise leader and excellent university and commu-
Internship Stobbie, Associate Director of Development nity resource. Students must be upper class or graduate
For information: David & Alumni Affairs (stobbie@law.ufl.edu or students with significant UF leadership involvement and
Brueckheimer (David. 392.9296). minimum 3.0 GPA.
Brueckheimer@westgroup.
com).
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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW A PRIL 22, 2002


'Death is a Growth Industry' So Consider Estates and Trusts Practice Parking
Decals Expire
By Shern Stinson (2L) Decais Expire
If you talk to C. Douglas Miller, Professor of A decas expire May
Law and Director of the Estates and Trusts 1. If you received a
notice, you can order one
Certificate Program, he will most likely tell you that online at www. bsd. uor.ed
"death is a growth industry lawyers in nline al www.sdufl.du
that field will always be in demand." (payroll deduction only).
And Miller notes that students do not Sandy Tyson will sell
parking decals 9 a.m.-4
have to earn an LL.M. in Taxation to parking decals 9 a.m.-4
practice Estates and Trusts. p.m., April 24-25, from
her office in the Dean's
Miller Solo practitioner James M. Nixon II, Sui
for example, does not have an LL.M., Pang resicins
and feels you learn relevant law as you go and can
will not be enforced in
restrict yourself to managing certain estate sizes. will not be enfrced in
However, an LL.M. can be helpful. At a recent all-dcal and commu
UF Career Development Conference, Carla Deloach lots April 25-May
Bryant, lawyer and current LL.M. student, said she Estates,Trusts and Elder Law Society President and in Red 1, 2 and 3
was pursuing the degree to "better serve her clients." Thomas Reid Lacailade (3L, left), Treasurer Sherri M May 6-10. Enforcement
Lou Nostro, Shutts & Bowen, said to Stinson (2L), Past President Rhonda Chung-de Cambre begins again the morning
Shigh ne w h ese planning, an (3L) and Vice President Rebecca L. Abrams (3L) have of May 13th.
do high net worth estate planning, an worked to increase knowledge and interest in this
LL.M. in Taxation is crucial, especially important area of the law.
because of the amount of uncertainty in
the tax field. He also advises students to Students interested in this area are invited to join
Nostro get experience in the area and to take the law school's Estates, Trusts and Elder Law
classes such as corporations and real Society (ETELS), a student organization dedicated to
estate, since concepts from these areas frequently estate planning and related areas of law. (To be
arise in the practice. added to the ETELS listserv, e-mail Thomas
S Christopher Boyett, Holland & Lacaillade (TRLacaillade@worldnet.att.net).
Knight, advises students to get experi-
ence as soon as possible. He added that
foreign estate planning is an untapped Note: Sherri Stinson, a 4th-semester student in the
area, and particularly of interest to inter- Estates and Trusts Certificate Program, wrote this
Boyett national students or students with a for- article to give students a sense of what local attorneys
eign language background. Boyett said to say about the field. She says, "I became interested in
Estates & Trusts after taking Professor Miller's class
practice foreign estate planning, an LL.M. in
lcast semester. The program is very focused, and offers a
Taxation is vital because it is "more tax driven." good sense ofissues encountered in practice."
Boyett also commented on the more difficult side
of this practice area. Compared to administration or
litigation, in estate planning it is sometimes more
difficult to get your fees paid, he said. Students Develop Real Estate Course
Nosto points out this practice area is a good fit for The college's co-curricular committee has approved an independent study
"people who like people," and notes you get to course for Fall 2002 that "will provide a unique opportunity for law students to
choose clients and pace your life. Clients also may gain valuable experience in real estate transactions."
request charitable planning, which "gives you the The course is "Non-Profit Residential Real Estate Transactions." Students -
sense you're doing the right thing." under supervision of law professors, local practitioners and Habitat for Humanity
"Many people think if you practice in this area representatives will gain familiarity with institutions, methods, specific legal
you deal exclusively with the elderly," said Nostro. instruments and procedures involved in non-profit residential real estate transac-
"In fact, you deal with many younger people tions by working on Habitat for Humanity (Alachua) home closings.
typically in their 30's-40's who want to protect The proposal and course outline were submitted by past Estates, Trusts &
assets they have. Also, your client base ages each Elder Law Society President Rhonda Chung-de Cambre (3L) and member
year, and as people age, they have more assets to Leonard Keen (3L), who see the course as the first step in developing a property
protect." clinic at the law school.

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Save money and time Prominent Mexican Attorney
through book exchange Honored Last
Honored Last Niqht
and roommate referral o e
links on the college Web Prominent Mexican attorney [
Alejandro Ogarrio was honored
student/ aw. d a ra iSunday (April 21) night by officials
students/exchange and
of the College of Law for his efforts
www. law. u fl. edu/
www. law.ufl. edu/ lto help strengthen the legal system of
admissions/housing.shtml. two nations. Ogarrio
u Ogarrio, member of the Commission of
SExternal Advisers to the Mexico Ministry of
Also available as links VITA Volunteers in Action Foreign Affairs, was recognized at a dinner cele-
are past issues of FlaLaw bration at the Sheraton Hotel kicking off today's
(in full color) and other VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) annual "Legal and Policy Issues in the Americas"
law school materials. volunteers last month helped non-resident aliens conference (see page one).
Click on "Publications." complete income tax returns. "We are pleased to honor Alejandro for his
"Many students and researchers from abroad initiative and vision in promoting professional
come to UF each year, and need help completing relations and developing legal education programs
their complicated IRS forms," said law student throughout the hemisphere," said Dean Jon Mills.
VITA volunteer Deborah de la O "VITA helped "He is an outstanding representative of lawyers of
students from all over the world including two nations who work tirelessly to help ensure
South Korea, China, Germany, Russia, Agentian, adequate legal services are available to all."
Peru and Thailand this tax season." Two previous winners of the award are Raul
E. Valdes-Fauli, Miami, for his efforts in the
early 1970s on behalf of Cuban attorneys forced
A CALE 3DAR G to the U.S. by Fidel Castro, and Kenneth H.
For more events: www.law.ufl. edu/calendar/ (Buddy) MacKay Jr., former U.S. special envoy
April for the Americas, U.S. congressman and Florida
governor.
22 CGR Conference, (see page 1) Ogarrio is former president of the Mexican Bar
6-730 p.m., E LULS Earth Day Presentation, Association and Mexican Academy of Private
6-7:30 p.m., 290 HOL
SJLPP General Board Meeting, International and Comparative Law, has served as
5:30 6 p.m., 190B HOL representative of Mexico before the U.N.
Moot Court Executive Board Meeting, Commission on International Trade Law, and has
6:30 p.m., Dean's Conference Room been a professor at Escuela Libre de Derecho and
23 Fla Law ToastmastersAnnual Officer Induction other Mexico law schools. He is a member of the
Ceremony & Reception, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria Mexico City law firm of Ogarrio Daguerre.
PAD General Meeting, 6:30 7 p.m., 190C HOL In 1970, he worked on behalf of Escuela Libre
FlaLaw is published to 25 Faculty Meeting 12:40 p.m., de Derecho with UF law Professor Michael W.
inform and coordinate Faculty Dining Room
in. a. c t Fu ,i Room,~ Gordon to help set up an innovative summer law
activities of the law school 26 Dunwody Lecture (see page 1)ioa s er
community. Spring Classes End program in Mexico. Ogarrio and Gordon served
29 Readingfinal exam period begins as co-directors of the program from 1971-81, and
Stan Huguenin, Director Florida Board of Bar Examiners "250 da" it continues today to provide exchanges and inter-
of Communications. Registration Deadline for Fall2001 Entering Class action for faculty and students of both countries.
Debra Amirin, APR,
Associate Director of
Communications; Editor, May (Conference'from page 1)
FlaLaw Weekly Newletter 10 Reading/Final Exam Period Ends Levin Mabie Levin Professor of Law
and UFLaw Magazine. 18 Graduation, O'Connell Center, 9 a.m. Berta Hernandez-Truyol; Dean Jon
Denise Feiber, APR, Graduation Reception, Cafeteria, Mills; and law student Jessica Parker,
Publications Coordinator. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. president of the International Law
Christine Williams, 23 Summer Classes Begin Society. Agenda and information avail- Mills
Program Assistant. 24 Class Rolls Fixed, Fees Due able through Lenny Kennedy of CGR
Jake Hannaway, 27 Memorial Day, Classes Canceled (392.2237 or LKennedy@law. ufl. edu).
Editorial Assistant.
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FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW APRIL 22, 2002


Save money and time Prominent Mexican Attorney
through book exchange Honored Last
Honored Last Niqht
and roommate referral o e
links on the college Web Prominent Mexican attorney [
Alejandro Ogarrio was honored
student/ aw. d a ra iSunday (April 21) night by officials
students/exchange and
of the College of Law for his efforts
www. law. u fl. edu/
www. law.ufl. edu/ lto help strengthen the legal system of
admissions/housing.shtml. two nations. Ogarrio
u Ogarrio, member of the Commission of
SExternal Advisers to the Mexico Ministry of
Also available as links VITA Volunteers in Action Foreign Affairs, was recognized at a dinner cele-
are past issues of FlaLaw bration at the Sheraton Hotel kicking off today's
(in full color) and other VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) annual "Legal and Policy Issues in the Americas"
law school materials. volunteers last month helped non-resident aliens conference (see page one).
Click on "Publications." complete income tax returns. "We are pleased to honor Alejandro for his
"Many students and researchers from abroad initiative and vision in promoting professional
come to UF each year, and need help completing relations and developing legal education programs
their complicated IRS forms," said law student throughout the hemisphere," said Dean Jon Mills.
VITA volunteer Deborah de la O "VITA helped "He is an outstanding representative of lawyers of
students from all over the world including two nations who work tirelessly to help ensure
South Korea, China, Germany, Russia, Agentian, adequate legal services are available to all."
Peru and Thailand this tax season." Two previous winners of the award are Raul
E. Valdes-Fauli, Miami, for his efforts in the
early 1970s on behalf of Cuban attorneys forced
A CALE 3DAR G to the U.S. by Fidel Castro, and Kenneth H.
For more events: www.law.ufl. edu/calendar/ (Buddy) MacKay Jr., former U.S. special envoy
April for the Americas, U.S. congressman and Florida
governor.
22 CGR Conference, (see page 1) Ogarrio is former president of the Mexican Bar
6-730 p.m., E LULS Earth Day Presentation, Association and Mexican Academy of Private
6-7:30 p.m., 290 HOL
SJLPP General Board Meeting, International and Comparative Law, has served as
5:30 6 p.m., 190B HOL representative of Mexico before the U.N.
Moot Court Executive Board Meeting, Commission on International Trade Law, and has
6:30 p.m., Dean's Conference Room been a professor at Escuela Libre de Derecho and
23 Fla Law ToastmastersAnnual Officer Induction other Mexico law schools. He is a member of the
Ceremony & Reception, 6:30 p.m., Cafeteria Mexico City law firm of Ogarrio Daguerre.
PAD General Meeting, 6:30 7 p.m., 190C HOL In 1970, he worked on behalf of Escuela Libre
FlaLaw is published to 25 Faculty Meeting 12:40 p.m., de Derecho with UF law Professor Michael W.
inform and coordinate Faculty Dining Room
in. a. c t Fu ,i Room,~ Gordon to help set up an innovative summer law
activities of the law school 26 Dunwody Lecture (see page 1)ioa s er
community. Spring Classes End program in Mexico. Ogarrio and Gordon served
29 Readingfinal exam period begins as co-directors of the program from 1971-81, and
Stan Huguenin, Director Florida Board of Bar Examiners "250 da" it continues today to provide exchanges and inter-
of Communications. Registration Deadline for Fall2001 Entering Class action for faculty and students of both countries.
Debra Amirin, APR,
Associate Director of
Communications; Editor, May (Conference'from page 1)
FlaLaw Weekly Newletter 10 Reading/Final Exam Period Ends Levin Mabie Levin Professor of Law
and UFLaw Magazine. 18 Graduation, O'Connell Center, 9 a.m. Berta Hernandez-Truyol; Dean Jon
Denise Feiber, APR, Graduation Reception, Cafeteria, Mills; and law student Jessica Parker,
Publications Coordinator. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. president of the International Law
Christine Williams, 23 Summer Classes Begin Society. Agenda and information avail- Mills
Program Assistant. 24 Class Rolls Fixed, Fees Due able through Lenny Kennedy of CGR
Jake Hannaway, 27 Memorial Day, Classes Canceled (392.2237 or LKennedy@law. ufl. edu).
Editorial Assistant.
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