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Trial team to compete in 'Tournament of Champions'
Holland Hall renovation plans announced
Estate and elder law planning
Inside the Law School
150 years of experience
Information - get it, share it
Searches for dean, directors, scholars underway
University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 6 No. 1 August 19, 2002
Dean Search Underway
Welcome or welcome back to the (Insert)
Levin College of Law. Adding to the energy Trial Team To Compete
generated by each new academic year, there are in 'Tounament of
many exciting transformations underway at the Champions' (3)
Plant 'Inventor' Makes
It has become a cliche that we live in a time
Campus Beautiful (3)
of great change. It is certainly true that rapid
advances in technology, expanding populations Holland Hall
and shifting demographics have accelerated the Renovation Plans
rate at which individuals and institutions Announced (4)
must react to remain viable and effective. New Center in Estate
I just returned from a conference of the ... and Elder Law
Southeastern Association of American Law Planning (5)
Schools, where I moderated a panel of distin-
guished speakers including law deans from p m a rea ding. T
program areas. More changes are pending. There
the U.S. and abroad on what schools should
are no less than eight simultaneous nationwide
do to prepare students to meet the demands of searches underway at UFLaw as 1 write this
today's legal environment and better serve the in g oe a ne dean o
including one for a new dean who will take over
needs of our constituents and country. Many of when 1 step down.
the issues and trends they addressed are echoed We will communicate with you on these and
here, and we have devoted considerable time and other issues as the year progresses. Information
effort to taking a hard look at our institution and also is available on the Web at www. ufl.edu
how it can and must change and grow to
nhow t can E e and et change ad gw t and I encourage you to visit our site regularly.
remain competitive and keep pace with the shift- In losing, 1 ask that you bring your ques-
In closing, I ask that you bring your ques-
ing demands of our profession. The faculty tions or issues to our faculty, staff and adminis-
approved a College Strategic Plan in May 2002 trators and let us know how we can hep. Our
that will improve the student-teacher ratio, Center for Career Services, for example, has
increase skills training, enhance faculty scholar- resources and staff devoted to helping you
ship and teaching, and make dynamic changes in choose and pursue a rewarding professional
our institutional focus and physical facilities.
Contributions from alumni and friends in
Our institution has a strong tradition of
combination with state funds will enable us to excellence. We also are committed to continuous
break ground this year on a new academic build-
quality improvement, and your suggestions are
ing and continue renovation of our existing facil-
vital to that process. I am personally interested in
ities (see page 4). When completed, the law
your input. Please attend our "Brown Bag with
school's physical facilities finally will be worthy the Dean" luncheons, come by my office, or
of the same pride we have for our outstanding e-mail me your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
faculty and students.
We also have added new centers Children
and the Law and Estate and Elder Law PlanningUNIVERS OF
(page 5) and devoted resources to specialized FLORIDA
Levin College of Law
FlaLaw University of Florlda Levin College of Law Newsletter August 19, 2002
eAttorney Software attorneys at a Mock Interview Program Sept. 9-
Aidsjob Search 13. Interested students should drop off a resume
Students now can use and sign up for an interview date/time after Sept.
eAttorney a Web- 1 and no later than 5 p.m. Sept. 6. First-come,
based data management first-served there was a waiting list last year.
system to access job
listings (updated daily, Class Prepares Students for'Real World'
check under UF job bank, School can be different from the "real
not national), research world" of law practice where graduates also
35,000-plus legal have to be business managers, financial wizards,
employers, complete per- rainmakers and experts in avoiding malpractice.
sonal profiles, participate Help prepare for the transition through a new
in On-Campus Interviews Law Practice Management and Practical Skills
(OCI) and upload course on topics such as Financial Management,
The Center for Career Services resumes for legal employers to search. Students Client Development & Advertising, Ethics &
headed by Kathy Urbach (left) with have been e-mailed a login and password to go Professionalism, Technology, Software &
assistance from Samantha Vacciana, online (www.eattorneycom), complete profiles Hardware and Litigation Preparation. There is no
Donna McDavid, Laura Traynham,
lessie Howell and Michael Diggs and upload resumes. Those who haven't received homework, final, paper or grade -just the oppor-
emphasizes service to students with the information should contact Career Services tunity to listen and learn from Andrew Adkins
its new mission statement: (392.0499) as soon as possible. from UF's Legal Technology Institute and Larry
To enthusiastically assist Marraffino, Esq. You'll receive a Certificate of
students and alumni with their
career development efforts by Sign up forAlumni Council Lunch Completion in Law Practice Management if you
providing effective self- Students are invited to the fall Alumni finish the course, a valuable addition to your
assessment tools, innovative Council luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Sept. 28, Bruton- resume since employers look for these skills.
educational programs, Geer Cafeteria. Sign up in Alumni Affairs begin- The class will meet Thursdays from 6:30 -
knowledgeable and supportive ning Tuesday (Aug. 20) attendance limited to 8:30 p.m., starting Aug. 29, in 357 Holland Hall.
counseling services, and access first 20 registered by Sept. 18, so don't delay I- t is open to fourth-, fifth- and sixth-semester
to specific empIoyment ent ore nterta eiiL
opportunies. We are with name, classification (L, 2L or 3L), home- students. Ifyou're interested, sign up beginning
committed to offering all of town and preferred location and practice areas. Tuesday (Aug. 20) in Career Services.
these services in a positive and (Information used to pair students with Council
professional manner. members.) Free Help With Job Search
Resume Writing, Aug. 27, 4:10 p.m., Auditoium
OCI Orentation Sessions Mandatory Walk-in Resume Review, Aug. 28, 9-12 p.m.
SInterviewing Techniques, Sept. 4, 12:40 p.m.,
To participate in OCI, students MUST Bailey Courtroom
attend one of the following in Bailey Courtroom: Callback Interviews, Oct. 10, 4 p.m.,
Today (Aug. 19), 1-2 p.m. Faculty Dining Room (FDR)
Tuesday-Wednesday (Aug. 20-21), Intellectual Property Law Practice, Sept. 3, 6 p.m., FDR
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Partnering with Career Services, Sept. 5, 4 p.m., 297 HOL
Thursday (Aug. 22), 12:40-1:40 p.m. Art ofNetworking, Sept. 26, 4 p.m., FDR
Friday (Aug. 23), 2:30-3:30 p.m. Employment Opportunities in Entertainment Law,
Monday, Aug. 26, 9:10 -10:20 a.m. Oct. 5, 1:40-3 p.m.,Auditorium
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 4-5 p.m. Second Career Workshop, Oct. 17, 4 p.m., FDR
Schedule also on the center's online events Federal Judicial Clerkship meeting, Sept. 9,
calendar (www. law.ufl.edu/career). 3-4 pm., Bailey
State Judicial Clerkship meeting, Oct. 7, 3-4 p.m., Bailey
Sign Up for Mock Interview Program
Practice interviewing techniques with -
and get immediate feedback from practicing
FlaLaw Unlversity of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter August 19, 2002
Trial Team To Compete in 'Tournament of Champions'
The UF Trial Team will compete in Austin, Fermin Lopez, New Certificate
Texas, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, at the "Tournament of who served on two of in Family Law
Champions," generally considered the most presti- last semester's first- Students can now
gious tournament of the year. Only 12 of the place teams, said "We apply for a Certificate in
nation's ABA-accredited law schools including have a great chance of Family Law approved by
Harvard, Temple, Loyola and University of Texas winning the UFLaw faculty this April.
- receive invitations, based on team performance Tournament of An orientation
over the past three years. Champions; the only session will be held soon
UF also will compete at national competitions difference between us to answer questions about
in Los Angeles (National Civil Trial Advocacy and Harvard is geog- the program. E-mail
Championship Tournament), Chicago (National raphy. The team is Trial Team members Fermin email@example.com with
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) and dedicated to continu- Lopez (left) and Ken Grace name, year and contact
credit the group for enhancing
Michigan State. The invitations are due to team ing to deliver notice- their skills and self-confidence. information if you are
members making the finals in all 2001-02 ably high trial advoca- interested and wish to
competitions entered. Of 400 teams competing at cy skills at these competitions and looks forward receive a notice on the
the national level, only UF had units in two Final to successfully representing UFLaw." session.
Fours the American Bar Association and Schwait said, "This is a huge accomplish- The program is
American Trial Lawyers competitions. ment. The students deserve this heightened level administered by the
"It was great to be invited to every fall of recognition, since they worked extremely hard Center on Children and
tournament we applied for," said Trial Team to achieve success." the Law. A description of
President Shawntoyia Grier. Third- or fourth-semester students interested the certificate and course
Team member Desiree Demonbreun added, injoining Trial Team should attend an informa- information is in the
"We have Faculty Advisor Carl Schwait and our tional meeting Thursday (Aug. 22), 6 p.m., 290 2002-03 Student
coaches to thank for our consistent victories. Hard Holland Hall. Tryouts begin Aug. 28. Visit the Handbook and posted on
work and talent coupled with dedicated coaches is Trial Team office for information. the Student Affairs bul-
our recipe for success." letin board and outside
309 Holland Hall.
Plant 'Inventor' Beautifies School, Seeks Infringements Fight 309 HollandHall.
By Debbie Cupples IL Florida's best, and UF is the South's leading
Those returning to UFLaw this week found university for agricultural studies."
the Schott Courtyard adrift in a sea of flowers. Chopin also plans to pursue a Certificate in
The blooms are courtesy of first-year law student Intellectual Property. UF is the only law school in
Dave Chopin (right), who donated his patented the Southeast with an Intellectual
Crape Myrtles and is maintaining them as well. Property (IP) program, which focus-
He donated the plants after "noticing the area near es on patents, trade secrets, copy-
the 'Cheerios' sculpture lacked color." rights and trademarks. When he
A 25-year veteran of the nursery business, graduates, he may be the first horti-
Chopin was the first in the U.S. to miniaturize the culturist-lawyer in the state.
Myrtle, and he holds seven patents. His "Dwarfs" "With expertise in both horti-
range from five to 15 feet, while his "Miniatures" culture and patent law, Dave can
are below five feet and make impressive hedges, make valuable contributions to both
covers and hanging plants. Chopin's creations fields," commented IP Director
were named the Official Plant of the 1984 World's Thomas Cotter.
Fair and have been featured in publications such Chopin has six employees who
as Southern Living and Florida Agriculture. run his nursery operation a
Chopin moved to Gainesville in 1998, and primarily mail-order business
decided to apply to law school after his patents (www.crapemyrtles.com) that serves
fell prey to infringement. Applying to UF was the customers across the U.S. while
natural choice, he said, "because our law school is he attends law school.
FlaLaw Unlversity of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter August 19, 2002
Holland Hall Renovation Plans Announced
Student Affairs ollege of Law administrators and faculty
Can Help finalizing plans for new facilities for the
We extend a warm nation's 1 lth largest law school have announced
welcome to our new and efforts to raise an additional $1.3 million by
returning students. Our year-end toward renovation of the existing .l
staff is here to work with Holland Hall Law Center.
you, and we encourage Dean Jon Mills reports the Law Center
you to use us as much as Association Board of Trustees and the school's
you can and provide Alumni Council will join to help secure funding
feedback to for updating of classroom and faculty office
help us serve building built in 1969, and named after former
you better. Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Spessard
We look for- Holland (JD 16).
ward to hear- "The Holland Law Center was the comer-
ing from you. stone more than 30 years ago of the university's Renovations planned will restore Spessard L Holland Law
GailSasnett, Associate initial effort to begin building one of the top 10 Center to its former glory, and provide much-needed
- G atechnology-ready classroom and office space.
Drean for Students, A a public law schools in this country," Mills noted. ten a aoom and
Mills said the $1.3 million needed by Dec.
Professionalism & 31 would be used to apply for matching state major addition to the school's law library, with
Community Relations funds and combined with monies from UF's the resulting 100,000-square-foot facility to be
budget for interior equipment and furnishings to named the Lawton Chiles Legal Information
upgrade the center to current building and tech- Center. Chiles (JD 55), who died in 1998, was a
nology standards. Florida governor and U.S. senator. Expansion
As for new and expanded law school will place the center among the top 20 of 182
facilities, confirmed in July as a result of state academic law libraries in the country in terms of
approval for matching funds of prior private con- space. Also planned is a new Student/Faculty
tributions, plans are being finalized and ground- Academic Center.
breaking is expected in 2003. Included is a
If you have financial
aid questions or con- Announcements to consider the International Commercial
Arbitration Moot (ICAM) team. An informational
cerns, please stop by Music Law Conference Oct. 4-6 meeting about the team and ICAM course will be
Student Affairs or e-mail Key players in the music business are expect- held Thursday (Aug. 22), 4:10 p.m., 190A
Trish_Varnes@ ed to converge here Oct. 4-6 for the first UFLaw Holland Hall. The course Law 6930, Section
sfa.ufl.edu. Financial aid Music Law Conference. The event will feature 4142, "Ind Study-Inter. Arb. Moot" will be
information also is avail- panel sessions exploring the industry's legal and held Thursdays, 4:10-5:10 p.m., and will focus on
able in the Student business issues and a bands showcase, music developing intemational research skills.
Handbook and on the expo, demo listening exhibition and networking Team members will be chosen from class
"Student with entertainment attomeys and musicians. participants based on a brief and oral arguments.
Affairs" Web For information or to register online, go to: Two-semester commitment required, and mem-
site. 1 look www.law.ufl.edu/musiclawconference. To bers must be able to attend the competition in
forward to volunteer, contact Brian Mencher (musiclaw Vienna, Austria in April 2003. (Note: the fall
working with firstname.lastname@example.org). class is one credit for third- through fifth- semes-
ter students, who, if chosen, also will receive a
Trish Varnes, Director, ICAM Course Offered, Meeting Thursday credit for participation in spring. Second-semester
Financial Aid Second- through fifth-semester students inter- students are not eligible for fall credit; but will
ested in international business law are encouraged get a spring credit for participation if chosen.) For
FlaLaw University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter August 19, 2002
Estate and Elder Law Planning
New Center Unique in Tax Law Emphasis Centers
By Debbie Cupples IL is a new specialty Strengthen
The University of Florida has a tradition of involving a variety UFLaw
innovation in the field of aging, and UFLaw is of interdisciplinary Programs
uniquely capable of providing expertise to issues. Substantial The new Center on
address the related legal and tax consequences. new legislation has Estate and Elder Law
A new Center on Estate and Elder Law been directed at sen- Planning joins other
Planning, directed by Professor C. Douglas iors, further adding r innovative centers and
Miller, will integrate teaching, training, research, to this specialty's institutes at the law
scholarship and public service. The center will complexity and school, including the
work closely with the Graduate Tax Program and importance. Center on Children and
develop a relationship with UF's Center for "The center Longtime Tax Professor Doug the Law (created just last
Gerontological Studies. will advance Miller (right) will direct. year), Center for
"There is no similar institute or center in the knowledge, profes- Governmental
State University System, and it is quite unlikely sionalism, skills and policy in these key areas Responsibility, Institute
there ever will be," said Miller, a longtime mem- and help to educate and train students and for Dispute Resolution,
ber of the Graduate Tax Faculty, director of the lawyers," said Dean Jon Mills. Center for the Study of
Estates and Trusts Practice Certificate Program, The center also will sponsor continuing Race and Race Relations
and faculty advisor to the Estates, Trusts and legal education programs for specialists and gen- and UF Center for
Elder Law Society. eral practitioners, offer skills training to profes- International Financial
The reasons: tax issues are pervasive in sionals, sponsor annual conferences/institutes/ Crimes Studies.
estate and elder law planning, and no other insti- symposia, and provide community service The college also has
tution can offer the participation of the faculty of though judicial externship programs already developed expertise in
a premier tax program. UF's Graduate Tax in place in Ft. Lauderdale, Gainesville and specialized practice areas
Program is ranked in the top two in the nation. Tampa where students will do pro bono work and curricular concentra-
"Doug is the perfect choice to head this cen- in Florida judicial circuit probate divisions, and tions, including
ter, which will address issues of critical impor- develop a leading-edge estate planning and elder Environmental and Land
tance to our state's burgeoning elderly popula- law library and software collection. Use Law, Intellectual
tion and the legal profession that serves their "A lawyer cannot practice estate planning or Property Law,
interests," said Mike Friel, Grad Tax Program elder law without understanding that the needs of International and
director and associate dean for academic affairs. the client may extend well beyond legal and tax Comparative Law, Tax
While estate planning has occupied the pub- problems," Miller said. Law, Estates and Trusts
lic's attention for more than 50 years, elder law Practice, and Children's
and Family Law. Visit
the UFLaw Web site
information, or if you are a second-semester stu- Law School Republicans Help Needy (www.law.ufl.edu) for
dent interested in trying out, e-mail Team Coach The Law School Republicans conducted an more information.
Jessica Parker (email@example.com) or extensive public service campaign this summer.
Professor Thomas Hurst (firstname.lastname@example.org). The group collected cell phones for Peaceful
In May, ICAM members Robert Jacobs, Paths Domestic Abuse Network, food for the
Beverly McCallum, Adele Small and Tama needy, and blood for the Civitan Regional Blood
Koss attended the Seventh Annual Inter-American Center.
Human Rights Moot Competition in Washington, LSRjoined with the Environmental and Land
D.C., which involved 45 teams from 14 countries. Use Law Society last spring to donate trees to the
The UF team tied for highest score on their writ- college for Arbor Day, and is considering making
ten memoranda with Syracuse University among that an annual event.
participating U.S. teams.
FlaLaw University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter August 19, 2002
Center staff welcome In The Spotlight Dowd ("Gender and Law"); Bill
new and returning Page ("AT & T Litigation"); and Stephen
students. Stop by the Information as provided byfaculty and staff and by regular C. O'Connell Professor Christopher
Reference Desk (first searches ofnews media story reports. Slobogin ("Police Procedures"). Only a
Reference Desk (first
few schools (including Vanderbilt and
floor library) with Publications/Professional Activities UCLA) had more faculty represented in
research needs or Criser Eminent Scholar William Page's the 300-author volume.
service questions. article, "The Price of Unanimity: The Stephen C. O'Connell Professor Jeff Dowd
D.C. Circuit's Incoherent Opinion in Harrison published Law and
Microsoft," (co-authored with John Economics: Cases, Materials and
Lopatka) has been reprinted in Microsoft, Behavioral Perspectives (Westgroup).
Antitrust, and the New Economy: Dean Jon Mills published "Florida on
Retrieve Selected Essays (David S. Evans, ed., Page Trial Federalism in the 2000
Pe on tm Kluwer 2002), and in the May 2002 Presidential Election," Stanford Journal of
er nal Item issue of the Computer Law Reporter. Law & Public Policy. Slobogin
Study carrels are UF Research Foundation Professor Distinguished Professor Walter
cleared of books and Lars Noah published a comment on the Weyrauch published a chapter on legal
personal items at the Attomey General's effort to undercut education in Germany during the war in
Oregon's Death with Dignity Act in the Festschriftfur Klaus Luderssen (Nomos
end of each academic latest issue of the New England Journal L. Noah Verlagsgesellschaft Baden-Baden).
year. Library books are ofMedicine. He also was selected as a Professor Steve Willis won the annual
returned to the library, fnalist by the Robert Wood Johnson Special MeritAward from the chair of
and other items are sent Foundation for an Investigator Award in the Tax Section of the Florida Bar for Weyrauch
t MBA as lost and Health Policy Research. "Outstanding Service."
to JMBA as tan Gerald Sohn Scholar Jeffrey Davis Affiliate Professor Richard Hiers'
found material. Check spoke to the Orlando Bankruptcy Bar article, "Biblical Social Welfare
with the JMBA Office in this month on "Recent mishaps and other Legislation: Protected Classes and
Bruton-Geer Hall for developments under Florida's new Davis Provisions for Persons in Need," was
items left behind. Judgment Lien Law." published in Journal ofLaw and Religion
Intellectual Property Program (2002). Willis
Director/Professor Thomas Cotter Associate Professor of Law/Institute for
published "Are Settlements of Patent Dispute Resolution Associate Director
Disputes Illegal Per Se?"in the Antitrust Jonathan Cohen will speak in Orlando
Bulletin (2002), coauthored with Roger this month on "Apologies in Law and
Blair. Cotter Mediation" at the 1 lth Annual Florida
Professor Charles Collier published an essay regard- Dispute Resolution Conference for
ing the 9/11 terrorist attacks and moral relativism in Mediators and Arbitrators. Hiers
Law Review the Community Network's Summer 2002 quarterly Cone Wagner Nugent Johnson Hazouri
journal, The Responsive Community. & Roth Professor Juan Perea was a
Grade-On Children and the Law Center Director/Levin Chair Visiting Professor at Harvard Law
Invitees Barbara Bennett Woodhouse published "Youthful School last spring, where he taught Race
Indiscretions: Culture, Class, Status, and Relations and his seminar on Race,
Florida Law Review the Passage to Adulthood" in DePaul Law Conquest and American History. He
congratulates Fall 2002 Review, and "Horton Looks at the ALI made presentations at the Kennedy Cohen
Grade-On Invitees Principles," in the Journal ofLaw & School of Govemment, participated in C
Joshua Brown, Family Studies. the Latino Law and Public Policy
Matthew Clark, Levin Mabie & Levin Professor Berta Conference at Harvard, and gave a pres-
Hernandez-Truyol published "Crossing entation on developing a Latino agenda
Nathan Coppernoll, Borderlands of Inequality with Woodhouse in higher education at the Annual
Irina Dmitrieva, Intemational Legal Methodologies The Conference of the American Association
Tiffani Fernandez, Promise of Multiple Feminisms," in the of Higher Education. P
Daniel Irick, Adam German Yearbook ofInternational Law. Environmental and Land Use Law Perea
Jarc t L The recently published Oxford Director/Professor Alyson Flournoy spoke
Jarchow, obert Luck, Companion to American Law included at graduation for the Stuart Country Day
Jonah McCarthy, entries by Affiliate Professor Bill School of the Sacred Heart in New Jersey
Allison Paige, Cheryl Chamberlin ("Freedom of Information June 8. (She attended school there k-12,
Priest, Michael Schefer Act" and "Media and the Law"); Hernandez and her niece was in the graduating class).
and Rebeca Shwayri. Chesterfield Smith Professor Nancy Flournoy
and Rebecca Shwayri.6
FlaLaw Unlversity of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter August 19, 2002
Media Mentions South Florida Sun-Sentinel (6.3) Professor/Alumni Parking Decals
National Public Radio Davis interviewed for the Research Scholar Joseph Little quoted on govemor's Sandy Tyson is sell-
show Marketplace about Bankruptcy and the Florida involvement in a legal battle over religious statues in ing parking decals today-
Homestead law. Boca Raton.
The Intellectual Property Strategist (May) Cotter Ft. Myers News-Press (6.8) -Willis quoted on the Wy (
quoted on a Compaq copyright case involving recent increase in sexual abuse lawsuits involving and Sept. 4 from her
attomey's fee of $2.7 million. members of the clergy. office on the second floor
Forbes Magazine (6.10) Cotter on validity ofpatent- Tampa Tribune (6.25) Slobogin quoted on effects of of Holland Hall, adjacent
ing Tropicana orange juice recipe. the Supreme Court decision that only juries may to the Dean's Suite.
The Washington Post (6.13) Slobogin quoted on fed- impose the death sentence. Commuter decals are $45
eral judge's decision to prohibit a suspected terrorist Cox News Service (6.24), St. Petersburg Times (7.9 & or f
from looking at sensitive security information. 7.15) and Orlando Sentinel Tribune (7.11) Slobogin per semester ($90 for fall
The National Review (6.14) -Dowd quoted on fathers quoted on Supreme Court decision giving juries sole & spring). Cash, checks
and parenting. right to impose death penalty. (Also quoted in or student account
Daytona Beach News-Journal (6.1) Slobogin quoted statewide Associated Press wire story.) charges accepted. Please
on long-term effects of FBI reorganization. St. Petersburg Times (7.11) -Little quoted on the know your tag number.
Bradenton Herald (6.2 & 6.3) -Assistant Dean potential for judicial races in Florida to tum political. mm r t rk
Patrick Shannon quoted on attomey fee limits in St. Petersburg Times (7.12) Professor Amy Commuter lot parking
ADA lawsuits and how ADA laws have affected Mashburn quoted on criticism of ajudge who threw restrictions are lifted
individuals with disabilities. out controversial DUI case. through Aug. 30.
Orlando Sentinel Tribune
150 Years of Experience (7.21) Desta Meghoo-
Peddie, Center for the Study
By Amanda Groover, Editorial Assistant of Race and Race Relations
What has more than 150 years acting director, interviewed
of experience, makes thousands of about Xerox Changes
copies monthly, finds manuscript slavery reparations lawsuits. Impact UFLaw
errors on purpose, and keeps more Gainesville Sun (6.10) Law Changes in photo-
student Robert Willis was
than 50 faculty and staff smiling? If subject of a feature about his copy service are in
you guessed the law school's life as a former Gilchrist effect across the UF
Faculty Support team, you're right. I -- County deputy and current campus due to a new
The group, under direction of Marilyn Henderson (seated), student. UF Libraries contract
works diligently to assist many of the law school's faculty, centers, The National Law Journal with Xerox. Among
(7.15) Cotter quoted on
institutes and major program areas. Staffers provide secretarial and laws regulating pharmaceuti- those at UFLaw:
administrative support by taking care of such responsibilities as grade cal companies and how these Three photocopiers are
posting, textbook ordering, conference planning, typing and proof- laws may encourage lawsuits. available, all in the
reading manuscripts, and serving as backup for the copy center. Fulton County Daily Report "Photocopy Room" south-
(7.15) Legal Tecology west comer of the First
Faculty Support had its office in 382 Holland Hall for more than 20 Institute Director Andrew Floor Reading Room,
years, but moved this month into a renovated and more spacious and Adkins quoted on law office Holland Hall Library.
efficient office in 340. automation. (Story also fea- Copies are 13 cents each.
"Our job is basically to make the professors' jobs easier," Cindy tured on law.com.) The new photocopiers will
Zimmerman (left) said. Betty Donaldson (right) agreed, saying, National Public Radio (7.23) not accept coins. They will
erman (left) sai. Betty Donas r t aree saProfessor Kenneth Nunn only accept new photo-
"They know they can rely on us. That's what matters." quoted on university minority copy debit cards, which
The staff includes Zimmerman, who worked at the Alachua admissions policies. may be purchased from a
General Hospital emergency room before coming to UF in 2001; Gainesville Sun (7.6) -vending machine in the
Nancy Schmit (second from left), copier chief and here since 1986; Excerpts from speech given at Photocopy Room.
a naturalization ceremony by Photocopy debit cards pur-
Henderson, former VP of operations at PGA National and here since eyrauch printed in editorial chased prior to Aug. 9 are
1995; Marjorie Tyler (center), legal assistant at Clayton & Johnston section. (7.12) Cotter quoted obsolete. Value on the old
before coming on board in 2001; Carol Velasques (second from on increasing demand for cards will be reimbursed
right), who has helped operate and direct plays at Acrosstown patent lawyers. (7.18) Law by Xerox duing the first
school's days of fall semester via
Repertoire Theater for 18 years andjoined the staff in 1987; and program to bring Brazilian transfers. A Xerox repre-
Donaldson, who owned a European cuisine restaurant in Columbus, judges and lawyers to sentative will be in the
Ohio, before coming here in 1985. Gainesville referenced. library through Friday
(Aug. 23) to handle such
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exchange and room-
exhange and room- UFLaw Web site, bulletin boards and student message folders to keep
mate referral links abreast of information and activities and to share news with others. Among
online at: the most common ways to acquire and disseminate information:
students/exchange This newsletter, FlaLaw, is the law school's official outlet for information and
announcements. It is printed each Monday school is in session, and issues also are
and www.law.ufl.edu/ posted on the Web (www.law.ufl.edu). (See left below for submission information.)
The law school funds a student newsletter The Docket -for articles and editorials. Contact the John Marshall Bar
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(Submit news for the 12 Toastmasters, 4:10 p.m., 190A HOL (Germany), Astrid Puentes (Colombia) and
student newsletter, The 16 JMBA General Board Meeting, Anne Debailleul (France). Class members
Docket, to John Marshall 6:30-8:30 p.m., 190B HOL Wojciech Jackowski (Poland) and Marco
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Searches for Dean, Directors, Scholars Underway
Two UFLaw committees are searching
the nation for top people for eight key posi-
tions dean, Legal Information Center and
Center for the Study of Race and Race
Relations directors, and scholars/researchers
for prestigious named chairs and faculty
The Dean's Search Committee (right)
expects to complete its work by 2003, when
Dean Jon Mills plans to step down. The
committee's information sheet for applicants
is on reverse of this page, and complete, Associate Dean of Faculty Development/Stephen C. O'Connell Professor Christopher Slobogin (right) and
updated information and a letter from Mills David H. Levin Chair in Family Law/Center on Children and the Law Director Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
is on the UFLaw Web site: www.law.ufl.edu, (not shown) are co-chairing the Dean Search Committee, which will begin reviewing applications in
click on "Dean Search n- October. The committee also includes Levin Mabie and Levin Chair Berta Hernandez-Truyol (front),
Ex-Officio UFLaw student Dexter Smith, Legal Research & Writing and Appellate Advocacy Program
The Appointments Committee Director Henry Wihnyk, Law Center Association Board of Trustees Chair/McDonald & Rogers P.A. Partner
chaired by Professor David Richardson Marybeth McDonald, Marshall M. Criser Eminent Scholar William Page, Chemistry Professor/College of
and composed of the dean and faculty and Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Emeritus Williard Harrison, and Environmental and Land Use Law
Program Director Alyson Flournoy. University of Florida Provost David Colburn (to Slobogin's right)
student members is seeking qualified attended this July meeting. Also on the committee but not shown are Ex-Officio UF Vice Provost/
applicants for other open positions. Criminology Professor Charles Frazier and Florida Supreme Court Justice/Immediate Past Chief Justice
Dean Mills to Step Down
Dean Jon Mills was named interim dean in September 1999 and dean in 2001, and has stated his intention to step down after
2002-03. During his tenure, the college raised funds for major new facilities including the Lawton Chiles Legal Information
Center and a new Student/Faculty Adademic Center, hired numerous faculty, added new centers and initiatives, developed and
acted on a strategic plan, and joined the top 20 public top 50 overall law schools in the country. Mills has retained director-
ship of the college's Center for Governmental Responsibility, and will return to full-time duties there.
The dean's numerous responsibilities including long-range planning, budgets, academic leadership, personnel management
and promotion of the school's reputation make it vital for applicants to possess exceptional administrative and leadership expe-
rience, managerial and communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to integrity, professional service, cultural diversity
and academic excellence.
The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations is an interdisciplinary institution that explores issues of race and race
relations, promotes interracial understanding and sponsors research on racial issues as they impact education, economic develop-
ment, health care and the justice system. Desta Meghoo-Peddie has been acting director since Assistant Dean and CSRRR
Director Rahim Reed left to become executive vice chancellor of campus community relations at the University of
"The new director should be deeply committed to race and race relations issues," said Irving Cypen Professor Sharon Rush.
"They will have a unique opportunity to guide the center toward national and international prominence."
The director of the Legal Information Center one of the three largest law libraries in the Southeast also is responsible
for media and computing services. Current Director Betty Taylor who has completed more than 50 years of state service -
will retire in June 2003, but plans to continue serving UFLaw by writing a history of the law school and consulting on the addi-
tion to the library.
Endowed positions help attract leading scholars by offering competitive salaries and research funding made possible through
a partnership of private and public support. UFLaw has 23 of these prestigious positions, and two are open:
The Richard E. Nelson Chair (focus on local governmment law) is named for Richard Nelson (JD 55), who represented the city of Sarasota for 30-
plus years and bequeathed his $1 million estate to UFLaw in 1991.
A visiting position, the Huber C. Hurst Eminent Scholar Chair will be held in 2002-2003 by tax scholar Clifton J. Fleming, Wilkinson Professor
and Brigham Young University assistant dean. A search is underway for 2003-04. The chair is named in honor of Huber C. Hurst (JD 27), a UF
professor of business law and economics for 26 years who willed his $1.2 million estate to the college in 1984.
Richardson's committee will be looking at candidates for three faculty positions to open when professors David Smith (who
teaches property law), Winton Williams (collection law) and Francis McCoy (admiralty, legal history, family law) retire in 2003.
University of Florida Levin College of Law / Dean Search
The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law is seeking applications for dean, to
commence employment in August 2003. Founded in 1909, the Levin College of Law is one of the
nation's most comprehensive law schools and the flagship law school of Florida. It is a major
academic and geographic center for international legal programs, and its Graduate Tax Program
* Large, Diverse and is rated one of the best in America.
College of Law Highlights
* Endowment Sixth Among The Levin College of Law is poised to become one of the top 10 public law schools in the United
Public Universities States. Its endowment is now more than $64 million, and a recently completed $25 million campaign
will fund a new Student/Faculty Academic Center and an expanded Legal Information Center. The
* 94% of Graduates Pass faculty, composed of 55 tenure track professors and 20 legal skills professors, produces scores of
Florida Bar Exam books and articles each year, and supports a broad traditional curriculum, plus LL.M. and J.S.D.
programs in Tax Law; an LL.M. in Comparative Law; and Certificates in Environmental and Land
Use Law, Estates & Trusts, Family Law, Intellectual Property and International Law. Experiential
* Programs in France, learning is provided through civil and criminal clinics, externships and pro bono programs. More
South Africa, Costa Rica, than 25 Joint Degree opportunities exist, including Law and Business, Accounting, Medicine and
Poland, Netherlands, Engineering. Selected Fall admissions candidates for 2002 had a median GPA of 3.65 and a media
Haiti, Germany LSAT of 161, with about 18% of those who applied receiving offers of admission. There are more
than 30 well established student organizations, and co-curricular activities include four law reviews,
* Multiple Joint Degree as well as several moot court and trial teams. Research-based entities include the Center for
and Certificate Programs Governmental Responsibility, the Center on Children and the Law, the Institute for Dispute
Resolution, and the Center for Study of Race and Race Relations. Extensive international and
* U.S. News & World foreign programs feature summer study abroad, student/faculty exchanges and visiting scholars.
Repo: The faculty approved a College Strategic Plan in May 2002 that will improve the student-teacher
Repo rt ratio, increase skills training, and enhance faculty scholarship and teaching.
Top 50 Law School
Top 25 Most Racially Universitv of Florida I Communitv Highlights
Diverse The University, established in 1853, is a member of the Association of American Universities and is
Grad Tax Program the oldest and largest of Florida's 11 universities, with 45,000 + students. It encompasses 23 col-
2nd in country leges and schools on a 2,000 acre campus, offers more than 100 undergraduate majors with 4,000
faculty, and supports 156 interdisciplinary research and education centers, bureaus and institutes.
* Hispanic Business Money magazine and other publications consistently rate Gainesville (population 102,000), home of
Magazine: UF, as one of America's most livable cities. It is within one hour of the Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico and
To 1 Hi c within two hours of Orlando/Jacksonville/Tampa.
"Top 10 for Hispanic
Students" Dean Candidate Reauirements
The dean is responsible for long-range planning; academic leadership; curricula; budgets; personnel
* 17,000 Living Alumni matters; the representation of the School within and outside the University; and the promotion of its
national and international reputation. We are looking for an individual with a national reputation in at
* Groundbreaking for least one area of scholarship who is an accomplished teacher as well. Applicants should have
Student/Faculty administrative experience; leadership, managerial and communication skills; and a demonstrated
Academic Center commitment to integrity, academic excellence, professional service and cultural diversity The dean
and Expanded Library must also have the ability and willingness to devote a significant amount of time to law school fund
in 2002 raising activities.
Application Details: The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15,
2002, and will continue to receive applications until an appointment is made. Applications must
include (1) a letter of application; (2) a complete curriculum vitae; and (3) names, addresses, e-mail
addresses and telephone numbers of at least four references. We are interested in receiving appli-
cations and nominations from a broad spectrum, including women, members of diverse ethnic
groups, and persons with disabilities. Applicants should be aware that all documents associated with
the search are subject to public records law. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent
to either Christopher Slobogin or Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, phone (352) 392.2211, P.O. Box
117625, University of Florida Fredric G Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL 32611. The law school
website is at wwwlawufl.edu, with a dean search site at http://wwwlawufl.edu/deansearch.