Law School community asked to help...
 Center for Career Services
 Trial team competes nationally
 Inside the Law School
 'Deep Breathing' can relax, alleviate...


Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Title: Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
Portion of title: Flalaw
Physical Description: Serial
Creator: Levin College of Law
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Place of Publication: <Gainesville FL> College of Law Communications Office 1997-
Creation Date: November 18, 2002
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol.1, no. 1 (Oct. 6, 1997)-
General Note: Weekly during the school year with a biweekly insert, numbered separately called: The Docket.
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Table of Contents
    Law School community asked to help children
        Page 1
    Center for Career Services
        Page 2
    Trial team competes nationally
        Page 3
    Inside the Law School
        Page 4
    'Deep Breathing' can relax, alleviate stress
        Page 5
        Page 6
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Unlverslty of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 6 No. 8 November 18, 2002

Law School Community

Chief Justice Harry Lee
AskedAnstead (JD 63) willChildren
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(L), a MLSA niember who co-chairs the toy- at Graduation

drive with Jenelle Douze (2L). "Evy kid MLSA bs Peter Jnisn (eft h n, Florida Supreme Court
deserves a to at Critmas. Ma Brannan and Sauel London and LR President Travis Chief Justice Harre Lee
Horn urge facy staff and feUFllow students to be as generous
toys in the marked collection box on the give the commencement

member collect th ts daily Te book drive was organized y MLSA adation ceremonies

Fall 2002 issue of
UFLA W magazine
'Kiss the Pig' on Concourse Nov. 27 service event benefits St. Francis House. To (seepage 3).
The John Marshall Bar Association's annual participate, place non-perishable canned foods
"Kiss the Pig" Contest ends Nov. 27th, when the cash donations asoCenter for Performing- in bins on
"winning" faculty member Ute cncurse or n te JMBA Offce correspon-

puckers up to a pig between ding to the professor/faculty member you'd most
11:30 a.m.-l p.m. (exact time love to see get personal with a pig.
TBA) on the law school con- For information or to help:
Mat Braumen ( 1 L), an offiGer in the Marine miney for co1onng hooks and crayNa. family and friends irdme-

course. The yearly community NadiaAnac (Nadia_Anac@hotmail.co diately follows.I

are a lot necd\ildren O s bardo n in Gineill nd Chfland Anstead (above, speaking
SLevina a l at at a UFLaw luncheon

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entire set of enc pas," said Branaen, wlio l p those in nc d," sid Elizal el Croaw ler competition) is the 15th
Sd i w1 L), a iioni-vetei-aii mrie mbher of M L-SA, "'C)l UFLaw graduate to head
La\ School Republicans' (LSR) President ha b n way Anstead and his career is

Fall 2002 issue of
'Kiss the Pig'on Concourse Nov. 27 service event benefits St. Francis House. To (see page 3).
The John Marshall Bar Association's annual participate, place non-perishable canned foods
"Kiss the Pig" Contest ends Nov. 27th, when the cash donations also accepted in bins on
"winning" faculty member the concourse or in the JMBA Office correspon-
puckers up to a pig between ding to the professor/faculty member you'd most
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (exact time love to see get personal with a pig.
TBA) on the law school con- For information or to help:
course. The yearly community Nadia Anac (NadiaAnac@hotmail.com). UNIVERSIY OF

Levin College of Law

FlaLaw University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter November 18, 2002

Apply for Long
Term Loans by
Thursday Networkin Tallahassee S
Application forms for Ten students will be able to attend anmanned phones
Lewis Memorial Long alumni reception at The Governor's Club in this month to
Term Emergency Loans Tallahassee from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. call employers
($500) are available in 26 thanks to efforts by Dean Jon Mills, the and urge their
participation in
Student Affairs and will Career Services Committee, Alumni Affairs and On-Campus
be accepted through the Center for Career Services. lnterviewing
Thursday (Nov. 21). Five slots are available for third-year (OCI).
Requirements are: students, and five for all others. Signup is in
1. Must have at least a Career Services, first-come, first-served. Third-In s
'Phone Blitz' Increases Firm Visits
2.00 GPA and regis- year students sign up beginning 7:45 a.m. ch eet reer Sere
tered for at least 12 Tuesday (Nov. 19); others sign up beginning Each semester, Career Services sends
credit hours. 7:45 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 20). approximately 6,000 invitations to employ-
2. Must have "financially Alumni receptions are an excellent opportu- ers askingthem to participate in On-Campus
stable" co-signer (not a nity to hone networking skills, meet members of Interviews (OCI). This year, students on the
student or spouse, and the legal community and make potentially valu- Career Services Committee suggested mak-
not retired, semi-retired able professional contacts. Business attire ing targeted telephone calls to employers to
or unemployed). required. For information, contact Career reiforce the invitations.
3. be attending Services. Students in the Career Services "Phone
3. Must be attending Services.
me Blitz" called firms and corporations in
Spring 2003 semester.
in ee Jacksonville, Orlando and South Florida.
Within one week of when .
the applicant submits a Report'Pro Bono' Hours One firm signed up, job postings have been
completed request form, December graduates who have not yet adde ad t calls continue.
University Financial received Pro Bono Certificates must report their "The Blitz will encourage participation
Services will mail a loan hours to the Center for Career Services (244 in OCI and increase job postings," said
application to the appli- Bruton-Geer Hall) immediately, since certificates Carer Services Cstu dinator Jessie Howeirm
cant's local address (as go to press soon. For information, see Jessie "t s sde in ch th in
listed on ISIS). Return Howell in Career Services. the geographic area in which they are inter-
li on ested. Because of the success of our first
applications to University
applications to Universit Blitz, we plan more in the future, and
Financial Services
(S-107 Criser Hall). For Pick Up Caps & Gowns encourage students to participate.
information: Financial Cap and gown pick up for December grads
Aid Coordinator Randy will be in the Center for Career Services. Check Fellowship Program. For information, visit
Patton (392.0421). with the UFLaw Bookstore for dates and times. Career Services or the Florida Bar website
(www.flabarfndn. org).
Note: Using this loan will
reduce the spring 2003 Work Pro Bono Over Break
student loan award. Pro bono work opportunities may be avail- Jobs Posted Online Daily
able in your hometown, allowing you to help New job openings are posted every day
others and build your resume over winter break. online (twice-a-week on bulletin boards). Go to
For information, make an appointment to see www.eattorney.com, then to the "Career" section
Jessie Howell in Career Services. under "Job Bank." Click on "School Job
Search," to check daily postings by geographic
location, practice area, hiring criteria or type of
Apply for Florida Bar Fellowships work. For details or an eAttorney password,
Applications are available for The Florida come by Career Services.
Bar Foundation 2003 Legal Services Summer


FlaLaw Unlversity of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter November 18, 2002

Trial Team Competes Nationally
The UF Trial Team competed in five national
competitions recently thanks to members progress- .
ing to finals in all 2001-02 competitions entered.
Of 400 teams competing, only UF had units in two
Final Fours the American Bar Association and
American Trial Lawyers competitions.
Recent competitions were in Austin, Texas,
and Chicago, Illinois, at the "Tournament of
Champions" and National Association of Competing in Chicago in the NACDL competition were
Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Phillip Kinney, Nick Zissomopulos, Attorney/Coach Robert
S Rush, Team President Shawntoyia Grier and juan Perez. UFLAW Magazine
Competition. The "Tournament of Champions" is
generally considered the most prestigious of the Nick Zissimopulos, Grier, Juan Perez, Phillip Don't miss the Fall 2002
year. Only 12 of the nation's ABA-accredited law Kinney and Debra Geiger. The team was issue of UFLAWmagazine.
schools including Harvard, Temple, Loyola coached by Gainesville attomey Robert Rush, The publication will be
and University of Texas receive invitations who credited the success to the hundreds of hours available this month in
(based on team performance over three years). the team spent studying the facts of the case and FlaLaw distribution areas,
"Once again we have proven we are national the rules of evidence. UF defeated Nova and on the UFLaw website
champions a force to be reckoned with," said Southeast, South Texas and Temple in preliminary (www.law.ufl) in pdf format.
Team President Shawntoyia Grier. rounds and made it to the semifinals, where UF
* "Tournament of Champions" lost 2-1 to Washington University.
Competing were Damon Colangelo, Fermin U National Trial Advocacy Competition
Lopez, Trisha Smith, Tony Sos, Michael Hill, Michael Fazio, Rashel Johnson, Alissa Resnick,
Donna Maloney and Sarah McIlrath, coached Lindsay Topping and Bill Ward, coached by
by the Honorable Judge Phyllis Kotey (JD 85) Maritza Arroyo and William Hoppe, made it to
and sponsored by the firm of Rumberger Kirk & the semi-finals at Michigan State University.
Caldwell in Orlando. U National Civil Trial Advocacy Championship
* National Association of Criminal Defense Tournament
Lawyers (NACDL) Moot Trial Competition UF competed in Los Angeles Nov. 14-16.
Placing third in the nation were UF advocates

New, Improved Independent Study Program Approved Assistants
The UFLaw Curriculum Committee has Students must be in good academic standing, have Needed
approved a new, improved Independent Study (IS) completed their third term, have obtained consent The Legal Research,
program to enable students to work directly with of a faculty sponsor and have agreed on number Writing and Appellate
and under mentorship of faculty members in their of credits. Advocacy Department is
area of expertise. IS students must complete an independent accepting applications
"The revised program will make research project under faculty supervision. The for Spring 2003 teaching
it easier for students to pursue special project must include per-credit reading and writ- assistants. Applications
interests," said Associate Dean for ing components at least commensurate with those are available at the LRW
Students, Professionalism and of a law school seminar. (Note: IS courses do not office. For information:
Community Relations Gail Sasnett. fulfll seminar requirements.) Legal Skills Professor &
Independent Study Templates Sasnett IS courses will be graded (not pass/fail), and Director of Legal
(forms) are available in the Office of students may take up to four credits toward grad- Research, Writing, and
Student Affairs. Students must complete a tem- uation. The program begins Spring 2003, and eli- Appellate Advocacy
plate in conjunction with the faculty sponsor. gible students can register for IS courses during Henry T. Wihnyk
After returning the completed and signed tem- drop-add. Go to www.law.ufl.edu/academics/jd/ (392.2198).
plate to law school Registrar Kim Thomas, stu- description.shtml and scroll to "Independent
dents will be given a registration section number. Study/Law 6905" for details.


FlaLaw University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter November 18, 2002

BLSA Career
Options &
Networking Panel In The Spotlight
Draws Attorneys Information as provided byfaculty and staffand searches ofnews media story reports.
The UF Black Law Students ~ Publications/Professional Activities Committee and Trial Lawyers Section Altemative
Association (BLSA) and Professor Jeffrey Davis participated Dispute Resolution Committee.
enter for Career Services this month in a panel discussion on Professor Lars Noah's response to a
held a Career Options &
held a Carer Optios & the "Impact of Revised Article Nine recent article about expert testimony
Networking Panel at the law
school Oct. 31. of the Uniform Commercial Code in by physicians will be published in
Bankruptcy" at the Central Florida the Journal of the American Medical
It was very successful and
t was very successful and Bankruptcy Bar Association meeting Davis Association.
we had a great student -- ^
we hada great student in Jacksonville. Center for Govemmental Noah

Sherry R. Watson (iL). Intellectual Property Program Responsibility Research Associate
"Hopefully, prorams of this Director/Professor Thomas Cotter Barbara Noah taught segments on
nature will increase aware- spoke on, "Patent Law, Social Policy, Clinical Research Oversight and
ness in the law school com- and Public Interest: The Search for a Postmarket Drug Surveillance in a
munity and encourage stu- Balanced Global System," at the day-long "Short Course in Drug B. Noah
dent participation." Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Cotter Law" at the American Association of
Practicing attomeys dis- Yeshiva University. He also spoke on "Market Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) annual meet-
cussed preparation and pro- Fundamentalism and the TRIPs Agreement" at a ing in Canada. She will serve a three-year term
fessionalism issues related to session on AIDS Drugs and National on the Center for Race and Bioethics Board of
their specific legal areas. Emergencies. (Paper to be published in a sympo- Directors at DePaul College of Law beginning
Panelists included Michelle sium issue of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Spring 2003.
Nettles, in-house senior Law Journal.) Professor Diane Mazur commented
counsel for Miller Brewing Clarence J. TeSelle Professor of Law on papers submitted for a panel on
Company; Terrell Hill, solo Martin J. McMahon Jr. spoke in "New Perspectives on American
practitioner with The Law November at two CLE conferences: Military Legal History, 1950-2000"
Office of Terrell Hill in the University of Texas School of at the annual conference of the
Palatka; and Gregario A. Law's Annual Taxation Conference American Society for Legal History Mazur
Francis, junior partner with on "Recent Federal Income Tax McMahon in San Diego, Califomia.
Morgan Colling & Gilbert in Developments" (jointly with Prof. Ira Levin Mabie and Levin Professor
Orlando. Shepard); and University of Montana School of Berta Hernandez-Truyol and
The panel was co-chaired by Law's Annual Tax Institute on "Recent Federal Chesterfield Smith Professor
second-year law students Income Tax Developments." Michael Gordon spoke earlier this
Stephanie Mickle and Professor Sharon Rush presented, fall at a program sponsored by the
Edrene Johnson d
"Teaching Race in our Children's Cuban Legal Forum, the Union Hernandez
Classrooms," at the World Wide Nacional de Juristas de Cuba and
Forum on Education in Rome, Italy, Universidad de La Habana.
in mid-November. Hernandez spoke on legal prob-
SAssociate Professor/Institute for Rush lems of family and inheritance, and
Dispute Resolution Associate Gordon gave the closing address,
Director Jonathan Cohen spoke "Thinking about Cuba Post Gordon
this month on dispute resolution Castro Cuba Began a Decade Ago."
ethics at a Tampa conference, The group of 75 U.S. and 55 Cuban lawyers
"Strategies for Effective Mediation Cohen discussed legal issues and met with Cuban
and Arbitration," sponsored by The Congress President Ricardo Alarcon.
Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education


FlaLaw University of Florlda Levin College of Law Newsletter November 18, 2002

iDeep Breathing' Can Relax, Alleviate Stress Honor Code
ByTAi Kanc Resource Counselor and upper wfth Students are reminded
Students are reminded
Tthe following conduct
andor medtatin lasses know empasiz aviolates the Honor Code:
deep, full breathing to relax. Physically, it brings diaphragm filis, violates th HnorCe:
SWorking with another
sh n to ootrea b student on a take-home
test or writing project
rwhen prohibited by the

~ professor.
i C1-h* Looking at another stu-

Sesore Curser Al Kne s fiL dent's answers during
nan examination for the
nai purpose of taking
t g eio nd Sore n es in an t advantage of that
student's work.
Sd Y l o ic, a ne n Bringing unauthorized
L fmaterials into an exam-
1 r d g t 10 inutes l an co th t t i ination room.

Sare t of a te t Giving another student
unauthorized assistance
Th ilio ptis o it e an during an examination.
Taking book/reserve
material from the
Alumni Council Urges "Class Gift" Participation library without
Law Alumni Council Class Representatives checking it out.
for 2002-03 are seeking to increase participation
by 3L's in a "Class Gift" to be presented to the Violations of the Honor
law school during commencement. Students may Code are under the juris-
designate their gifts "unrestricted," or restrict their diction of the Honor
contributions to specific programs or student Committee. Possible
organizations. Gifts also may be made as up to sanctions include bar
five-year pledges. notification at the mini-
"This enables us to give something back in mum.
return for the opportunity to obtain an excellent
legal education at a fraction of the cost of other
leading law schools," said 2002 Class Chair
Among Fall 2002/Spring 2003 graduating students already
Rhonda Chung-de Cambre (3L). serving as members of the Law Alumni Council are Debra Geiger
Council members will host a table on the (left), Susan Mikolaitis, Tomasz Bartosz, Nicole Kibert (2003
concourse noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday class chair), Elaine Parris, Brian Koch, Leslie Press, lulian
Smothers, Rhonda Chung-De Cambre (2002 class chair) and
(Nov. 19-21) to provide information and Robert Thornburg. (New members Dolina Lordeus, Brian
distribute Gator lapel pins to be worn by Mencher, Frederick Dauley, Todd Herberghs, Kelly Daoud,
donors at commencement. Gisela Then-Caceres and Sherri Stinson not shown.)
Interested students should contact class
representatives. Fall 2002 representatives are: Spring 2003 representatives are: Todd
Frederick Dauley, Chung-de Cambre, Brian Herberghs, Nicole Kibert, Susan Mikolaitis,
Koch, Dolina Lordeus, Brian S. Mencher, Leslie Press, Kelly Daoud, Debra Geiger, Gisela
Elaine I. Parris, Julian Smothers and Robert Then-Caceres, Sherri Stinson and Thomas
Thornburg. Bartosz.


FlaLaw University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter November 18, 2002

Save money and time AL 3N A
through book
exchange and room- See complete academic
mate referral links: & event calendars at:
www.law.ufl.edu/ www. aw. ufl.edu.
students/exchange November
and www. law. u.edu/ 18 Yoga Class, 6-7 p.m.,
admissions/housing. Bruton-Geer Cafeteria
shtml. IMBA General Board
Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m.,
190B HOL
19 Criminal Law Association
Speaker (Practioner),
5:30-7 pm., Bruton-Geer
20 ELULS Meeting/Speaker,
5:20 p.m., 292 HOL
SMoot Court Team Advances in Top Competitions 21 APALSA, 4:10 p.m.,
Among recent successes for members of the College of Bailey Courtroom
UNIRSI OF FITRI E Law's Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Team: ILPP Meeting, 12:401:40
p.m., 190A HOL
Scott Givens (left), coach John Edmonds and Marsha O' Mediation Classes,
FlaLaw is published to Mara won second place for Best Brief in the Stetson 6:30 p.m., 350 HOL
help inform and coordi- PAD Meeting, 7 p.m.,
help inform and coordi- International Environmental Law Competition i St. PAD Meeting, 7 p
nate activities of the law Location TBA
school community. Petersburg this month. Toastmasters, 4:10 p.m.,
190A HOL
Danet Rodriguez, Scott Kalil, Christine Geraghty and
Stan Huguenin, Director 25 Yoga Class, 6-7 p.m.,
of Communications. coach Robert Thornburg advanced to quarterfinals in the 190 HOL (Auditorium)
Debra Amirin, APR, John Marshall Moot Court Competition in Chicago, Illinois. IMBA General Board
Associate Director of Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m.,
atLaKesia Mosley, John Perry, Kate Bedell and Jeremy 190B HOL
Communications/FlaLaw &
UFLAWi Magazine Editor. Sharon, along with coaches LeAnn Davis and Desiree 26 Beat the Noles Reception,
Jennifer Piascik, Demonbreun, advanced to quarterfinals in the National 5:30-7:30 p.m., Governor's
Publications Coordinator. Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition in San Diego, Club, Tallahassee
bco C t 27 Classes End
Photography: Kristen California.
Bartlett, Joumalism Intemrn
Contributing Writer: Members competed at the Thomas Tang Southeast Regional
Contributing Writer: Dece rmber
Deborah Cupples (2L) Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C., with both UFce r
teams advancing to nationals (as reported in Oct. 21 FlaLaw, 2 Exam/Reading Period Begins
FlaLaw will resume on the Web at www.law.ufl.edu/FlaLaw). Jim Bryan and John 16 Exam/Reading Period Ends
publication with the Merchant won Best Brief; Steven Klein won Best Oralist; 21 Fall 2002 Graduation
Ceremony, 9 a.m., Center for
Jan. 13 issue. Submit and Steven Klein and Bradley Harper won Best Team. Performing Arts. Speaker:
Florida Supreme Court
news toflalaw@law.ufl. New team members include Ashleigh Bartkus, Alison lustic Harry ee Anstead.
edu or Communications Chastain, Cindy Clenney, Nathan Coppernoll, Camelia Reception at law school
Office, 288 HOL, by 10 Coward, Jason Gordon, JoAnn Guerrero, Alison Marshall, immediately follows.
a.m. the preceding Marc Matthews, Jerald Steven Southwell and Adam Vorhis.
Tuesday (Jan. 7). (Direct For information: Publicity Chair Danet Rodriguez January
news for the student (Danet@ufl.edu). 6 Intro to the Profession
newsletter, The Docket, to 10 Classes Begin
the John Marshall Bar