Conference to explore state resources...
 Center for Career Services
 Apply by Feb. 14 to study in the...
 Inside the Law School
 Helping the homeless
 College of Law calendar


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Table of Contents
    Conference to explore state resources conservation
        Page 1
    Center for Career Services
        Page 2
    Apply by Feb. 14 to study in the Netherlands Fall semester
        Page 3
    Inside the Law School
        Page 4
    Helping the homeless
        Page 5
    College of Law calendar
        Page 6
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Universlty of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 6 No. 12 February 3, 2003

Conference to Explore State Use the Web
for Event
Resources Conservation formation
Dozens of national and state experts will focus on Student organiza-
"Florida's Final Frontiers: Saving What's Left," at UFLaw's tions, faculty and staff
Ninth Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference. are encouraged to take
The event kicks off with an evening reception Feb. 27 at the advantage of the
Florida Museum of Natural History and concludes March 1. Events Calendar on the
Jan Schlichtmann, one of the country's leading civil law school home page
litigators in the fields of environmental protection and Students in the Environmental and Land Use (w:w.law.ufl.edu).
product safety, will give the keynote address Feb. 28th. Law Society (ELULS) help coordinate the annual Event organizers
He received national recognition for his representation of public interest environmental conference. 2003 should use the calendar
ELULS members hope to duplicate the success
Woburn, MA, families impacted by water supply contami- of 2002 organizers (above), who brought top a valuable promo-
nation chronicled in Jonathan Harr's national best-seller environmental experts to Gainesville. tional and information-
A Civil Action. al source to assist in
Panelists will discuss Florida resources, land and development, water, wildlife and habitats, scheduling and help
and policy and procedure. Plenary sessions will look at toxic tort litigation, including cases prevent conflicts. The
currently under review in Florida. site is viewable by
The conference is sponsored by the UFLaw Environmental and Land Use Society and Center groups on and off
for Governmental Responsibility in cooperation with the Environmental and Land Use Law campus, including the
Section of The Florida Bar. Financial support is provided by the Jelks Family Foundation, UF media, alumni and
Student Govemment, Law College Council and Hopping Green & Sams, P.A. of Tallahassee. To practitioners.
register or for more information: go to www.grove.ufl.edu/~els or call CGR at 392.2237. To list an event,
just click "Add Event"
JMBA Elects Reps Today at noon in the Faculty Dining Room. ETELS on the Calendar site to
JMBA will elect two new representatives faculty advisor Professor C. Douglas Miller will access a new quick and
today (Feb. 3), 7 p.m., 290 Holland Hall. Any discuss the Estates and Trusts Certificate easy Web form, or con-
JMBA member regardless of year may run. Program, and Carla Bryant (J.D. '96, Stetson tact calendar coordina-
For information: President Chris Hand University) will speak on opening her own tor Julie Barnes
(cjhand@ufl.edu or 380.9043). practice, the reality of estate planning and (barnes@law.ufl.edu or
probate work, and why she chose to enroll in 392.9238) in the Dean's
ELULS Meeting Tuesday UFLaw's Graduate Tax Program. Suite for information.
The Environmental and Land Use Law Reservations are required since space is
Society (ELULS) will meet Tuesday (Feb. 4), limited. For information or to RSVP: ETELS
4 p.m., 297 Holland Hall, to plan for the semes- President Thomas Reid Lacaillade
ter and elect the ELULS LCC Organizational (TRLacaillade@att.net).
Representative Candidate. For information:
Nicole Kibert (nck@ufl.edu). All Welcome at Lambda Legal Alliance
Lambda Legal Alliance an organization
Bryant Speaks at ETELS Luncheon for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender stu-
The Estates, Trusts and Elder Law Society dents and allies at the law school will meet
(ETELS) will host a luncheon Thursday (Feb. 6) Tuesday (Feb. 4), 5 p.m., 312H Holland Hall.
(Announcements Continue Page 2) ; O RIDA

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FlaLaw Unlversity of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter February 3, 2003

ELUL Externship A '
Meeting Feb. 4
If you are interested Pro Bono Symposium Wednesday
in earning summer Employers will discuss available pro bono
externship credit, the opportunities and speak with students at the
Environmental and Land Ninth Annual Pro Bono Symposium Wednesday
Use Law (ELUL) (Feb. 5), 3:30 p.m., Bailey Courtroom. Students
Program invites you to interested in volunteer work are encouraged to
learn more at a meeting attend and leam how they can gain practical
Tuesday (Feb. 4), noon, legal experience while providing needed
190B Holland Hall. For community services.
Stop by the Center for Career Services on the second floor of
tact Program Assistant OCI Phase Two Bidding Begins Bruton-Geer Hall weekdays (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) for assistance.
Marla Wolfe (392.3572 On Campus Interviewing (OCI) Phase Two Patent Law Interview Program
or wolfemarla@law Bidding runs Thursday (Feb. 5) to midnight Feb. Students interested in patent law and/or who
ufl.edu) or see the Jan. 12 for employers interviewing March 3-7. have an undergraduate or graduate degree in
21 issue of FlaLaw Contact Career Services for information. engineering or a technical science can get a
(on the Web at registration form from Career Services for the
www. law.ufl.edu/ Mandatory Externship Meeting Feb. 7 Loyola University Chicago School of Law's 17th
news/Jlalaw/). To apply for a Summer or Fall 2003 Annual Patent Law Interview Program July 31-
Applicants must Extemship, you must attend a mandatory Aug. 2. Form and payment are due by Feb. 28.
attend a Career Services meeting Friday (Feb. 7), 11:30 a.m., Bailey Last year, 155 patent law employers, 135 schools
meeting this Thursday Courtroom. Externships and their benefits and 900 students participated in the program,
(see "Mandatory will be discussed. Potential placements include which enables students to interview with patent
Externship Meeting" 8th Circuit Family Law Division, U.S. law firms and corporations and government
at right). Bankruptcy Court, Florida Supreme Court, agencies with patent law departments.
Florida Attorney General Office, cities of
Jacksonville and Gainesville, Three Rivers Join Law Practice Management Classes
Legal Services and St. John's River Water A Law Practice Management class -
Apply for 2L/3L Management District General Counsel's Office. designed to help students prepare for practice in
Scholarshi psea Mik Av e the 'real world' led by Legal Technology
FirstYear Institute Director Andy Adkins and local attor-
A list of Continuing First-year minority students interested in a ney Larry Marrafino is now in its third
Student Scholarships paid summer associate clerkship and $5,000 cash week, and can be joined at any time by signing
($1,000-$2,000) for award through Baker & Hostetler's Paul White up in Career Services. The class meets
second- and third-year Scholarship Program must apply in Career Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 190A Holland Hall.
law students and related Services by Feb. 21.
eligibility requirements
is on the Financial Aid (Announcements From Page 1) Joumal credits now count Feb. 10, 7:30-9 p.m., 283
Bulletin Board. ]TLP Wrting Competition toward the IP Certificate Holland Hall
Applications are avail- Program. Case comments are Feb. 24, 7:30-9 p.m., 283
able in Student Affairs Journal of Technology, Law, due March 21 (after Spring Holland Hall (Induction
and must be filed by & Plicy (JTP) write-on com- Break). For information: JTLP Ceremony, courtroom attire)
Feb. 17. For informa- petition meetings will be held Student Works Editor StaceMarch 17, 7:30-9 p.m
tion: Financial Aid Tuesday (Feb. 4), 6 p.m., 190A Penn (penns@ufl.edu).
Penn (penns@t(fl.edu). 283 Holland Hall
Director Randy Patton, Holland Hall, and Thursday
(392.0421). (Feb. 6), 6:30 p.m., 292 Holland Phi Alpha Delta Meetings 292 Holland Hall
Note: Recipients may Hall. The competition is open to
receive only one law school all third-, fourth- and fifth- The Phi Alpha Delta April 14, 7-8:30 p.m.,
receiveholarshp per semester semester students (no technolo- Fletcher Chapter will hold 297 Holland Hall

gy background necessary). (Continued Page 3)


FlaLaw University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter February 3, 2003

Apply by Feb. 14 to Study in the Netherlands Fall Semester February Conferences
Focus on Careers,
The law school coordinates a variety of tance it has developed a vast network of scien- Money, Environment,
Student Exchange and Summer Study Abroad tific contacts and partnerships with other institu- Intellectual Property
programs to help UFLaw students enrich their tions throughout Europe, the Arab world, U.S. Students, faculty,
lives and academic experience. and Japan. Its libraries contain staff and practitioners
(For complete list, go to three million books and periodi- should note four UFLaw-
www. law.ufl.edu and click on cals, including a unique collec-
"Study Abroad," or contact tion of old manuscripts and
Student Affairs Coordinator maps. Leiden offers 54 disci- Career Development
Career Development
Noemar Castro at 392.0421 or plines in eight faculties: Conference
castro@law.ufl.edu.) Theology, Law, Medicine, r
Students must apply by 4 p.m. Friday, Sciences, Arts, Social Sciences, Philosophy and. e
T Anti-Money Laundering
Feb. 14, for the UF-Leiden University Prehistory. An one
Exchange Program for 2003 Fall Semester. Dutch is spoken in the Netherlands and at 2 ,
(Feb. 26-28, Miami)
(Forms available in Student Affairs.) the university. However, many courses (also Public
Public Interest
The UF-Leiden Exchange Program is ABA- open to Dutch students) are taught in English.
approved and exclusively for UFLaw students. Most classes are taught in seminar format, andnrone
(Only credits will be transferred to a student's attendence is required. on erence
record, not the grades themselves.) eb U
Leiden University in the western For more information about Leiden Reitz Union)
Netherlands is a respected and internationally- University and the city of Leiden go to: aw & echnoogy
oriented university. In its four centuries of exis- www.leidenuniv.nl. Conference
(Feb. 28, Orlando)

(Announcements Continued) Gibson (3L) and David The competition begins For information on
To join their maing lst or "Donald" Pritchett (3L). Feb. 6; comments are due by the Career Conference,
for information on Phi Alpha 5:30 p.m. March 6 in the JLPP contact Chris Garrett
Delta and Rush Week activities, Hone Speaking Skills at Office. For information: JLPP (381.9954 or
e-mail Clerk Louis Rosen Toastmasters Student Works Executive Editor cgarrett@ufl.edu). For
(saxman2@hotmail.com). The Toastmasters Public Debra R. Geiger (debmitch@ others: Barbara DeVoe,
Speaking Club will meet ufl. edu) or Student Works Director of Conference
Lexis Training Tuesday Thursday (Feb. 6) and Feb. 13, Senior Editor Lisa Acharekar Planning & Special
Lexis will offer Florida 292 Holland Hall, 4:30-5:30 (acharekar@msn.com). Events (392.8070 or
Law Review and Moot Court p.m. devoe@law.ufl.edu)
SWin One For The Gipper
training Tuesday (Feb. 4) in the
Bruton-Geer Hall Computer JLPP Writing Competition Charity Golf Tournament
Lab. The 30-minute classes will Meetings Scheduled The UFLaw Republicans
be on a space available basis, Journal ofLaw and Public invite participation in the "Win
and snacks will be offered. Policy (JLPP) writing competi- One For The Gipper" Charity
Training for new Florida tion meetings are scheduled for: Golf Tournament Feb. 11 at
Law Review "Grade-Ons" will Thursday (Feb. 6): Introduction, Ironwood Golf Course.
be offered at 1 & 2 p.m., and Comment Overview, 5:30-7:30 Proceeds benefit the
Moot Court classes are sched- p.m., 190C Holland Hall Alzheimer's Association. The
uled for 4, 4:30, 5 & 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13: Comment Q&A, 5:30- event will be a four-person
Lexis student representa- 7:30 p.m., 190 Holland Hall scramble format; "Shotgun
tives for 2003 are Tanya Feb. 20: Q&A, Bluebook/ round" begins at 1 p.m.
Cunningham (1L), Shana Citation Session, 5:30-7:30 To RSVP or for more
Bridgeman (2L), Elizabeth p.m., 190 Holland Hall information: 278.4GOP or


FlaLaw Unlversity of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter February 3, 2003

Public Service
Fellows Named
The Center for In The Spotlight
Governmental Information as provided byfaculty and staffand searches of news media story reports.
Responsibility and
enter for Career Publications/Professional Activities Edinburgh, Scotland.
Series hae seleed Marshall M. Criser Eminent Scholar He spoke on Gypsy Law in early December to
the following 2003-04 in Electronic Communications and Gainesville business and community leaders.
Florida Bar Foundation Administrative Law/Associate Dean
Public Service Law of Faculty Development William Media Mentions
FPublic i Page published "Obvious Consumer Florida Bar News: (12.1) UF Music Law
Fellows: Antitst Policy: The onference mentioned. (12.1) Dean Jon Mills
Melissa Duncan Chicago School, the Post-Chicago quoted on contributions for the O'Connell
Jon Gurney School, and the Courts," i Post-Chicago Supreme Court Reading Room.
Kasmyene Hayes Developments in Antitrust Law (Antonio The Virginian-Pilot: (1.20) Stephen C. O'Connell
Luis Maldonado Cucinotta, et al., eds., Edward Elgar Professor Christopher Slobogin quoted on civil
Stephanie Marusak Pub. Co. 2002, with John Lopatka). commitment laws.
"We congratulate UF Research Foundation Professor National Public Radio: (1.23) Communications
these students and thank Lars Noah published "Triage in the Director Stan Huguenin provided background on
all who applied," said Nation's Medicine Cabinet: The UFLaw minority enrollment data and procedures.
CGR Director of Public Puzzling Scarcity ofVaccines and Daytona Beach News-Journal: (1.19) Levin Chair
Policy Elizabeth Other Drugs" in South Carolina Law in Family Law/Center on Children and the Law
McCulloch. Review. He and Research Associate/ Noah Director Barbara Bennett Woodhouse quoted
Lecturer Barbara Noah published a on the future of abortion law.
teacher's manual to accompany their Gainesville Sun: (1.5) Published opinion column
Medical Technology casebook by Professor/Alumni Research Scholar Joseph
(Foundation Press). Little on President Bush's war on terrorism.
Professor Jeffrey Davis gave a (1.14) Professor Robert Moffat's letter to the
luncheon address on "Developments B. Noah editor about tax-deductible dividends published.
in Legal Education" at the mid-year (1.15) Faculty Support Center Secretary Carol
meeting of the Business Section of Velasques featured on her production of African-
The Florida Bar in Miami Jan. 16. American theater in Gainesville. (1.18) Professor
Clarence J. TeSelle Professor Martin Amy Mashburn quoted on public's perception of
J. McMahon Jr. served at the lawyers. (1.20) Law student Travis Horn and
American Bar Association Tax Davis Irving Cypen Professor Sharon Rush quoted in
Section mid-year meeting in San article on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. (1.20)
Antonio, Texas, Jan. 24-25 on a Associate Director of the Center for the Study of
Formation of Tax Policy Committee Race and Race Relations Desta Meghoo-Peddie
Cam us Meeting panel on "The Increasing mentioned in article on Martin Luther King.
C Use of Anti-Abuse Rules in Our (1.22) Professor Rush quoted on racism and her
leanupFederal Tax System," and presented a McMahon book, Loving Across the Color Line. (1.24) Legal
Everyone is asked program with Uversity of Houston skills Professor Joe Jackson quoted on building a
to help keep the law Professor Ira Shepard on "Recent new homeless shelter in Gainesville.
campus litter-free and to Income Tax Developments." Independent Florida Alligator: (1.16) Story on
dispose of trash in Stephen C. O'Connell Chair/ prospective law dean Burnele Powell leaving
appropriate containers. Distinguished Professor Walter O. current position at the University of Missouri.
The appearance of the Weyrauch published "The Law of (1.23) Story on UF law school applicant pool
school reflects on all of Tristen da Cunha" in Part Five (ec. doubling national average.
us, and we urge you to
hep us maintain a lean 2002) of the Juridical Review in Weyrauch
help us maintain a clean
and professional image.


FlaLaw Unlversity of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter February 3, 2003

SFall journal of
Helping the Homeless LawAvailable
y a s ll percenage of Gaineville' The Fall 2002 issue
homee people a access food and selt a of the Florida Journal of
iiclemeni weather hits this group hard. Legal International Law (FJIL)
Writing, ProfessorJoe Jackson and CGR will be available for sub-
Director of Social Policyv Elizabeth MCuloch scribers and single issue
help distribte food, blants, loi and requests Feb. 10. The
supplies t tthe h1me1ess during semiweekly issue features scholarly
s' as v olunteers with i Hmeless Ourach W P J a D o articles on a wide range
Mobile Effort HOME). Duing last week' Social Pic Elizabeth MCulloch load donated Iems from aw of timely international
freeze, they brght hot chocolate an i chool safculty anid studets f dstbt t legal topics, including
Gainesville's homeless.
t 40 of Gainesville's ee. two by UFLaw students
"We gve a hand-out, not a had-up," said According to MCuIch, causes of hoe- a note by Cristina
Jackson, former chair of the now-disbanded Safe lessess vary: "Closing f state mental hospitals Cardenas, "The
Space Task Force, which had generated ideas for i the 70s put many disabled people on the Colombian Peace
temporary homeless housing at the City streets, but that is ornly one reason. Others are Process: The Continuous
C missio's requ We don't thiik of it as ike the 5year-old w o quit her jo t Struggle for Peace," and
nabhig because peope sI l 28-degree nurse ailng family member. W she tried a case comment by
\wather are not eager to remain homeless. We to find work again, she couldn't. Now she's Rinat Hadas on the
just help improve a dire situatio."' homeless ani wondering why." U.S. federal court case
McCul1och, who teaches Poerty Law and For othfrs, homelessness resulted from early against the internet com-
Policy and directs The Florida Bar Foundation mistakes invlv1-ing education, sex or drngs. pany Yahoo! regarding
Public Service Law Fellows Program, views Poor people don't have many cshios," auction of Nazi
hiomelessness as a systemic problem. "Affordable McCuIloch said. "Rarely are they rescued from paraphernalia.
hiousing has decreased since the 80s. It's like youthfuI1 indiscretions." FJIL also publishes
musical ciairs: if 12 people compete for 10 "We all reeiv help in one form or ano C aiS t0 iI be witou a cl i a Jackson noted. Morage inerest tax-dedIC- Legal & Policy Issues in
McCulloch I naed arn \AlaCiu ad1 tirfad are -ne t SUbSmdiS. the Americas
n mn of Disti o lt ar i r T t ft peop o ca a d SS Conference, next sched-
o of e oet uled for April 14-15.
Sa e Board o Dect Contact CGR (392.2237)
e d c e ter P tr aC : tY s for information.
Sa Ad g e For FJIL informa-
health e. She r nt rt a 1 erson e ar a d as tion, contact Staff Editor
Sl 1 i Victoria Redd
Spro f a (reddva@law.fl.edu).

Volunteering? Know Someone Who Is? oo, a e t now "e
This is the first in a series of "Beyond the
Law School" articles featuring UFLaw HOME dos ot reqest doNatios bt ill
students, staff, faculty or organizations whose
volunteer efforts benefit our community. anep e dat nd n oki an
Tell us about your pro bono work and/or pcd i boxe Oti JMBA office, ad
that of others here. Contact FlaLaw Editor eks c b \ JiZ O
Debra Amirin (Amirin@lawufl.edu) or
UFLaw student Deb Cupples (cupplesl@ -k \ r o thme l1 t
bellsouth.net) with tips or story information. uhm Di2)

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Save money and time ey&LardnerSchoarship
through Book Exchange Awarded to UFLaw Student
and Roommate Referral Krc e (L, rio i
links on the college Web a O e & Lar
site: www.law.ufledu/ Mir
students/exchange and
www.law.ufl.edu/ ara is an tstan oan
admissions/housing.shtml. BLSA Hosts Black
History Month Events h
The W. George Allen De ta MeAsso
Also available as links Chapter of the Black Law er R Re
are past issues of FlaLaw Student's Association will hold i
(in full color) and other events throughout February to deh an
law school materials. celebrate Black History Month.ee in
Click on "Publications." The celebration kicked off
Jan. 31 with a Mentor/Student an
Reception. Future events held a s
include:s. She has liN

Sheila Flemming will speak ell prepared.
on "Do African-Americans H n Vii akins Sun
UNIVErrITY OF F'RIDA Deserve Reparations?" fi-a Stde h tpaly lla ittI exric
t-olrfa I PsL ie t Open discussion follows. legal profesion. 1 an d of t
FlaLaw is published each full Feb. 11, 6 p.m., Faculty Dining t te cit i ot S r a r i
week school is in session. Room. Dr. Norma Charles a
on "Stress and Successful Unl e is encouraging to liuch
Stan Huguenin,
Director of Communications Relationships," followed by
Debra Amirin, APR, roundtable discussion. l fi is jUt d Ut ao te rt t o
Associate Director Feb. 16, Location TBA. "Soul We a d tr nitnt to d ity and q .
and Editor, FlaLaw Food Cook-Off." Bring your
Jennifer Piascik, favorite soul food recipe. Write a Successful Exam." tradition in the African-
Publications Coordinator Feb. 19, Concourse, 10 a.m.-2 Feb. 28, time/location TBA. American community.
Kristen Bartlett, p.m. Blood drive/health fair. Celebration concludes with a For more information:
Dbtojura Cuplsm Intem Feb. 25, 5:15 p.m., 190B Comedy and Game Night of Alero Afejuku (377.5935 or
Contributing Writer Holland Hall. Professor popular games and comedic aoalaw@ufl.edu).
Kenneth Nunn on "How to
Deadline: 10 a.m. Tuesday
for next week's newsletter.
E-mail news to
flalaw@law.ufl.edu, or bring See complete academic & event calendars at: www. Iaw. ufl. edu.
disk (PC format, text in February Meeting, 5 p.m., 312H HOL Class, 5:50-7:30 p.m.,
WordPerfect or Word, 3 IMBA Representative 5 Pro Bono Symposium, 3:30 190A HOL
Election, 7 p.m., 290 HOL p.m., Bailey Courtroom BLSA Speaker, Dr. Sheila
include contact information) 4 ELULS, 4 pm., 297 HOL 6 ETELS Luncheon with Speaker Flemming, 5:30 p.m., FDR
to UFLaw Communications, Lexis Training for Law Review Carla Bryant, Noon, FDR ITLP, 6:30 p.m., 292 HOL
288 Holland Hall. (Submit and Moot Court (see page 3) Toastmasters, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 7 Externship Meeting, 11:30 a.m.,
news for student newsletter, JTLP, 6 p.m., 190A HOL 292 HOL Bailey Courtroom
The Docket, to John Marshall Lambda Legal Alliance Law Practice Management Faculty Workshop, FDR
Bar Association.)