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 Scholarship and activities
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Table of Contents
    Director named for Center for Race and Race Relations
        Page 1
    Center for Career Services
        Page 2
    Grads wanted for Law Alumni Council
        Page 3
    Adkins heads Educational Technology Services Office created to meld computer, media and web operations
        Page 4
    Computing Services meets UF Law computer needs
        Page 5
    Apply by this Wednesday for fall clinics, trial practice
        Page 6
    Clinics benefit students and community
        Page 7
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 8
    Law calendar
        Page 8
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Universlty of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 6 No. 18 March 24, 2003

Director Named For ABA/AALS Reps On Campus Through Inside
Center For Race & Wednesday For Sabbatical Site Visit Race Conference
Race Relations American Bar Association (ABA) and Begins Thursday (3)
Race Relations Association of American Law Schools (AALS) B Adkins Heads New
University of Maryland representatives are in Gainesville until Wednesday Office of Educational
Associate Professor of (March 26), to conduct a site visit at the UF Levin Technology Services 4)
Criminology and Criminal College of Law as part of the ABA accreditation Apply ByWednes
Justice Katheryn Russell- process and AALS review for conformity. For Clinic, Tria
Brown has been named Kathe Russ n The team will visit classes, meet with UF and Practice (6)
director of the Levin College law school administrators, and speak with students,
of Law Center for the Study of Race and Race staff, alumni and members of the bench and bar. It Dunw ctu
Examines Impact of
Relations (CSRRR). has scheduled an open forum to allow students to
Terrorism (8)
"We conducted a very thorough national share their thoughts on the law school Tuesday
search to find someone with Katheryn's unique (March 25), noon (open period), Bailey Courtroom.
combination of scholarship and leadership," "Yours is an impressive institution with a
said Dean Jon Mills. "She not only has strong vision for its future," wrote Sabbatical Site Visit
academic credentials, she possesses the ability Team Chair W.H. Joe Knight, dean of the
to foster unity and understanding across cam- University of Washington School of Law, in a mes-
pus and throughout the state. I believe she will sage to faculty. "We look forward to meeting you."
deepen our knowledge of racial issues and help Also on the team are Fordham University Law
us develop strategies for the future." Professor James A. Cohen, University of Alabama
"This is a wonderful opportunity to contin- Law Professor Bryan Fair, A.H. Gaede, Jr. of
ue and elevate the important but challenging Bradley, Arant, Rose & White, University of Student Asked To
local, national, and global conversation on Connecticut Law Dean Nell Jessup Newton, Wake Return Surve
race," said Russell-Brown. "UF's law school Forest University School of Law Professor Marian
offers an intellectually rigorous and welcoming Parker and University of Kentucky Medical Associate Dean for
environment for this work." School Dean David S. Watt. Students, Professionalism
The first of its kind at a Southern law and Community
school, the Center for the Study of Race and Family Law Presentation Wednesday Relations Gail Sasnett
Race Relations seeks to promote racial under- The Law College Council and Alachua reminds students to com-
standing, interracial dispute resolution, racial County Support Services continue their plete and return the "Law
equality and racial healing, and to influence Community Law Series Wednesday (March 26) School Survey of Student
public policy through university, local, state with a presentation on Family Law sponsored Engagement" to Student
and national projects. It also brings guest by the Law Association for Women. Affairs. The college
speakers to campus and hosts state and national Also scheduled are Street Law (April 2) relies on information
conferences, such as the "Rhyme, Rhetoric and and Landord/Tenant Disputes (April 9). All are from the surveyto
Race" conference (seepage 3) beginning this at 7 p.m., Alachua County Health Department improve student
Thursday (March 27). auditorium (224 SE 24th St., behind Food Lion programs and services.
"Katheryn Russell-Brown is superbly on Hawthorne Road). For information: Nicole
qualified to lead CSRRR," said Search Kibert (392-2237 or nck@ufl.edu).
Committee member Barbara Bennett
Woodhouse, David H. Levin Chair in Family LRWTeaching Assistants Needed
Law, director of the Center on Children and the The Legal Research and Writing Department UNIVERSITY OF
(See CSRRR Page 3) needs fall teaching assistants (applications avail- FLORIDA
(Announcements Continue Page 2) Levin College of Law

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Renew Financial
Aid For 2003-04
Apply now for aid Register Today For Externships
for the 2003-04 academ- Students enrolling in summer or fall extern-
ic year. You are encour- ships must retum the Externship Program
aged to apply online, Acknowledgment and Registration Form to the
since it saves processing Center for Career Services by today (March 24).
time and its built-in edit- Students will be given registration numbers
ing format reduces when they become available.
errors. Go to
FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA Summer Law Clerk Presentation
on the Web (www. Quarles & Brady will present a program on
FAFSA.ed.gov) and what to expect and how to succeed as a summer
follow instructions. (You law clerk Friday, April 11, 11:30 a.m., Bailey Practical experience onyour resume gained through Pro Bono
can then check the status Courtroom. Pizza will be served. work this summer can helpyou land the job ofyour dreams.
of your application Contact Career Services for opportunities and information.
and/or make corrections Pro Bono Celebration April 10 are invited to attend Career Services' Annual Pro
online.) Students who volunteer their legal expertise Bono Celebration Thursday, April 10, 11:30
Asa 2003-04 for 35 hours or more can earn a Pro Bono a.m., Faculty Dining Room.
renewal applicant, you Certificate this semester if they turn in their
will not receive a renew- hours, signed by a supervisor, to Career Services Make Plans Now For Summer
al form in the mail, but by noon Wednesday (March 26). (Names of If you have yet to make plans for summer,
instead should use your students receiving a spring certificate are posted consider gaining experience and helping others
federal access code or on the board outside Career Services.) through pro bono work in Gainesville or your
"PIN" to apply electron- Students earning Spring 2003 certificates hometown. Visit Career Services for information.
ically. First-time appli-
cants using a paper (Announcements, Continued) Hand (cjhand@ufl.edu or 380-9043) or JMBA
FAFSA can obtain a
2003-04 Free able in LRW office). For information: Legal Skills Office (UFJMBA@hotmail.com or 377-7655).
ation r Feer Professor & Director of Legal Research, Writing, and JMBA Barrister's Ball tickets $25 for JMBA
Student Aid in the Appellate Advocacy Henry Wihnyk (392-2198). members and $30 for others will be sold on the
concourse and in the JMBA Office until March 27.
Student Affairs lobby.
rStdent Affairs lob. 2000 Presidential Election Debate (JMBA members may purchase two discount tick-
For information:
Financial Aid Learn the inside story about legal maneuver- ets each.) Beverages and heavy hors d'oeuvres
Coordinator Randy ing in the 2000 Presidential Election and Florida included. The black tie optional event is Friday
Patton (392-0421). recount from chief Florida attorneys for the two (March 28), 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Sweetwater Branch Inn.
candidates. Dexter Douglass (who represented Al For information: Melissa Pallett (mpallett@ufl.edu).
Gore) and Barry Richard (George W. Bush) will
participate in a debate on these issues Tuesday Ambassador Positions Open
(April 1), 7:30 p.m., 215 Emerson Alumni Hall. Interested second-semester students have until
This fourth annual August M. Burns Lecture is 5 p.m. April 4 to apply for Introduction to Law
hosted by the UF History Department. For infor- School and the Profession ambassadors' positions.
Honor Committee mation: History Professor Julian Pleasants Each ambassador will assist and guide a team of
Elections (ipleasan@history.ufl.edu or 392-7168). 10-12 entering students during their first weeks
Honor Committee and be available for help throughout the semester.
Elections for first-, JMBA Elections, Ball Tickets On Sale Duties include conducting activities for new
third- and fifth-semester John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) students to help them get to know each other,
Honor Committee elections for four officer and 22 representative posi- assisting them in transitioning to law school,
Representatives are tions will be held Tuesday (March 25), on the con- (Announcements Continue Page 3)
Tuesday (March 25). course. For information: JMBA President Chris



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developing a support group for them and chal- Race Conference
lenging them to become an active part of the Thursday
community. The successful applicant will be high-
ly energetic, have strong leadership and solicita- e ente fo t
sStudy of Race and Race
tion skills, be able to attend a training meeting Reatos (RRR
this semester and be available by Aug. 14.
Applications are available in Student Affairs. will host Thursday-
For information: Noemar Castro Fridy (March 2728)
(castro@law.ufl.edu or 392-0421). its aua
conference "Rhyme,
Grads Wanted For Law Alumni Council Rhetoric and Race:
Exploring the Influence
Stay in touch with classmates and colleagues Explorng the Influence
of Language, Literature
- and represent and help improve your school -and Lyrics on Race
by serving on the Law Alumni Council, an advi- Workshop Examines Protected Relations."
sory board of 200-plus alumni from each graduat- Species & Habitats in Florida Harvard Law
ing class who assist with reunions, alumni out-
reach programs, fund-raising and student Ashley Seifert (left, a UF Conservation Professor Lani Guinier
reach programs, fund-raising and student support.
To join, bring your resume to Mary Griffin Clinic student from the Department of is keynote speaker.
in Development & Alumni Affairs (282 HOL) and Zoology) and third-year law student Stephen Sessions will focus on
in Development & Alumni Affairs (282 HOL) and
get a copy of the bylaws. Then attend an introduc- Fernandez spoke on managing uplands and legal aspects of hate
get a copy of the bylaws. Then attend an introduc-
tory meeting with Alumni Council President Ken "Keystone Species: The case of the Gopher speech, censorship and
Tortoise" at a Protected Species and Upland literature promoting
Johnson of Naples Friday, April 1 1, 2:30-3:30 hi,
p ,Dean's Conference Room (334-A HOL30 Habitat Workshop late last month. Also speak- "emotional segregation,"
p.m., n erenco ho ing was Ray Ashton president of Ashton and will include
Student members are en couragd though Biodiversity Research and Preservation discussions on legal
nSatuday, Ad -ritol 1, the c.m., 27 H and Institute, Inc., who discussed applying princi- rights and responsibili-
un n folling at 11 a.m. in the law school ples of upland conservation biology to man- ties and roles of educa-
luncheon following at 11 a.m. in the law school
cafeteria. RSVP by April 4 to Griffin agement planning. The workshop was spon- tors, legislators, litiga-
etra or sored by the Conservation Clinic and Gopher tors and parents, as well
(griffin@law. ufl.edu or 392-9296).
(grifin@lawuflduTortoise Conservation Initiative. as interdisciplinary pre-
sentations on history
and the development of
(CSRRR, From Page 1) the University of California-Berkeley, J.D. from racialized literature and
Law and co-director of the Institute for Child the University of California Hastings Law expressions.
and Adolescent Research and Evaluation. School and Ph.D. (criminology) from the For information, go
"We were looking for a person of vision University of Maryland. to www.law.ufl.edu/
and versatility but we never dreamed we Her teaching, research and writing have centers/csrrr/events.
could find a lawyer, scholar, teacher, sociologist, been in the areas of criminal law, sociology of shtml, or contact
mentor and administrator wrapped up in one. law and race and crime. In addition to her 11 Director of Conference
Katheryn is truly a renaissance woman and we years at Maryland, she has taught at the Planning & Special
were lucky to find her," said Woodhouse. American University School of Law, City Events Barbara DeVoe
Russell-Brown is the author of two books, University of New York (CUNY) Law School, (392-8070 or devoe@
The Color of Crime and the forthcoming Howard University and Alabama State law.ufl.edu).
Underground Codes: Race, Crime, and Related University. She previously worked at the
Fires, both published by New York University Southem Poverty Law Center as a legal intern.
Press. Her 1994 article, "The Constitutionality She is a member of the American Society of
of Jury Override in Alabama Death Penalty Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice
Cases," published in the Alabama Law Review, Sciences, and American Bar Association.
was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Harris CSRRR has been under direction of
v. Alabama (1995). Associate Director Desta Meghoo-Peddie since
She received her B.A. (legal studies) from the departure of former director Rahim Reed.



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Media Services Adkins Heads Educational Technology Services Office
A Lot With A Little
Media Services (sec- Created to Me omputer Media & Web Operatons
ond floor of Bruton-Geer
Hall) handles all audio- Directo And Z. Akins III be
visual needs at the law nam aociat director of th n
school, including presen- Educational Technolog- Services (S)
tation and production Department at tie Levin Collge of Law.
services for classroom, Th departmnt h tiaty will
clinic and student activi- combin compute media and serces
ties. That it has served sctd lst month followin
the law school's needs so from T ogy Conultant George
well for so long is Conmea, whi visited campus and met with
extraordinary since it
operates with technology Incoming Lega nformato Centr Diretor Kati Prce and Assoiae
and equipment purchased relat seices so e co bet wll work with Medi Servces Directorm Flavin eft), Computing
in the 1980s and is long r and upg Srvcs Head Mark ereron and Webd ster james Marini (not shwn)
overdue for equipment lo ouili getting underway i to unf the college's thnolog-reted services.
upgrades. It also is a tes- Decmber said Dan Jlon Milis. "His key m vide them not onlywit lie tools theyneed to
tament to the dedication mendations ~nuclud major update to quip t their l iobiut also he kn ge and skil they
of its staff: Manager Jim a war andmerging ihe ceg ree tech ned to optimize the use fthose tools. 1 am meet-
Flavin, Assistant in nogyreated gup o o o irove commu- ing wih our foir primary user gr-up fulty,
Media Services Brian nication and customcr service. A 's stunts, administrators and support staff o
Burns, Audio/Visual experice tecology and gal nfrmation dterin thir hardware d upp ned a
Specialist John Hunter ianil]mlt systems iden hm the obvious choice how wC can help tiem reaci their workpotcntial."
and a number of part- h t new deptmen A ha recoized sng i conen
time workers. Adklis is o ofonly a handfiul of consultant building, coordination and planning that already
time workers.
Flavin nrationally specializing in legal technology. le has are proving beneficial r improvmg com1muma-
(B.S.Br., advised local, stae nd national bar a iation tion between the collegs technical people and
BS .nd provided consuting ervices to nearly 300 law those wlo depend upon thicr services, said
M.Ed., UF; depar ts e also icoming LIC Director M. Kathen Pricee now
M.L.S. Florida hIa auihored more tan 100 articles in puiblicati director ofe Law Lirary anprofesr f law at
State U.) Flavin as PC rJdanLaw Oice Computig and Ne Yrk Univer
coordinates all o-fe IretLa e Pendng cntctn a revations a th
media activi- Aki ill coii see i-ecto col il o i f cilities ali
ties within thee dirct o
law school. e ool to nake l e o ie atet
Burns (B.S., Burns l report o Llo tio C er C) S is ky t ti proce, s i t
M.Ed., Direct N T o role. d p o l a o
Indiana; N c l M a i
M.L.S., U. of a T o r e p e 5),
South Florida) r i n k e
assists with Hunter nt Mtr "nN
daily operations, includ-
ing the computer lab and
video collection. Hunteree de s oe n -
(B.A., U. of West nA e Adki g
Florida) handles schedul- ieA Akin r. i cll tl o iit
ing and setup for all A/V people dr rely re rcs
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Computing Services Meets UF Law Computer Needs Webmaster Marini
Computing Services (CS) is respon- cabling, file servers, switches and com- Spins For UF Law
sible for more than 360 desktop comput- munications with the outside. He also is James Marini
ers, seven file servers and 200 printers, an assistant network administrator on maintains the UF
and has worked with a limited budget to main campus, where he helps manage the College of Law website,
provide the law school with a level of Bergeron Martin Novell Network. and helps
and helps
technology and support superior to that Operating Systems and Applications k i
of most other UF colleges. CS now is Specialist Stan Amos (A.S., Computer cn
searching for funding to bring the col- Information Systems Analysis, SFCC) is tent current
lege to the next level, with resources responsible for desktop operating systems and design
equivalent to its peer institions nation- Amos Crisman and application management, including intriguing.
wide. "core" software applications (Corel and This is no
Mark Bergeron (B.S., electrical Microsoft Office), and can be credited for small task, Ma
engineering, Aubum) has headed CS for making software installations and updates since the site is one of
16 years, and is responsible for budget- faster and more "invisible" to users. UF's largest, with more
ing, purchasing, network access and Biggs Peterson Help Desk Manager Daniel Crisman than 1,000 "pages." But
accounts. finds solutions to computer-related since his arrival James
Jon Martin has been assistant man- problems and supervises technicians has earned an outstand-
ager for networking for eight years, and Christopher Biggs, Ted Peterson, ing reputation for meet-
handles GroupWise and network infra- A Matthew Henry and Jason Amirin. ing the needs ofhis mul-
structure "behind the walls," including Henry Amirin tple "ents" f quickly
and well.
e 4) b formed Academic an ini i Marini graduated
through the College of Law," said Adkins. Technoogy from Hawthorne High
Prior to creatig LIi 1997, Adkins was E ye at te unliversity has elen it har School in 1997, then pur-
president ofhis own legal tchnology tirm, Adkins hy hudget reductiona in recent years7 said Adkins.
yN sued two associate
Consulting Gropd. ee crrete t m 1989 to Teco isg s(engineering and
maet the Ilgal professon's need for assistane in for exampl, has tried for years to meet the degrees (engineering and
tilizi computerjust ten eing itrodced o requests of teir clients w vey computer information
reqt1c,,1s o@ clil \\ t r i@ systems) from Santa Fe
legal practice. Prior to 1989, he was a senir engi- resources, which has resulted in frustration for systems) from Santa Fe
neer with HaNris Corporation, MelNun e; Florida them and for users. And while our audiov isual Community College. He
project leader for Firmware Development where system were tate-of-the-art when Brton-Gceer worked at the Center for
Sdesigned and dv tat f the-at military Hall Nwa built in the 19s, we are still usmig tiat Instructional Technology
electronic systems an n enginer wit sae equip nt alese years lateand Training at UF as a
Weyerhaeuser Copany in Oklahoma a Seattle Adkis said many vitl impveents are software consultant and
SHe earned bis BS. (electrical engineering 1982) planned for c near f uture, including upgrades to Web implementer while
il sneieeri s St e plne oler dek i attending Santa Fe, and
joined the law school last
Neto, oder t i : year. He begins his stud-
S* Upr S deskop mpu t 180 work- ies this summer at UF in
S1 z d4 M systes) Computer Information
ber ofthe Amrica ar AssciatiSystems in the College

orida o B an n i t of Liberal Arts and
Sciences.
J a ei MeoriIn his spare time,

i s let t pe e, Marini operates his own
n o S e d y d ce dWeb design business,
nths y occur bweenC semcsters anid durig ~ile StrategicStudio. com,
fod pl d i e ) which offers custom Web
s cety ee p d d t t i design & graphics, Web
sio ii it tel Clool d ns hosting and consultation.




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Georgia Bar Exam Apply By This Wednesday For Fall Clinics, Trial Practice
If you plan to take Criminal, Civil or
Students planning Mediation Clinic, Clinic Prep or Trial Practice
to take the Georgia Bar during Fall 2003 or Criminal Clinic or Civil
exam this July who Clinic during Summer 2003 you MUST
would like to participate obtain an application from Student Affairs and
in a Barbri course at the retum it by 5 p.m. Wednesday (March 26).
UF College of Law this (Informational sheets on bulletin board
summer may be able to outside Student Affairs).
do so. Barbri will pro-
vide the official course Criminal Clinic (Fall or Summer) Offered in a
for the Georgia Bar variety of locations. Those selected MUST attend Institute for Dispute Resolution Associate Director
exam (as opposed to the a MANDATORY meeting (date/time TBA). Alison Gerencser (left) and others in the Virgil
Hawkins Civil Clinics help students acquire practical
audio/home study Before the start of summer/fall term, students experience while earning credit.
course), to UF law stu- must have completed 48 credit hours, Trial
dents if 15 or more par- Practice or Trial Advocacy, Police Practices and dents who have taken Children's Law, Family
ticipate. To sign up or Adversary Systems. (Important: Criminal Clinic Law, Evidence, Trial Practice or Trial Advocacy,
for details, e-mail requires 30 hours in addition to class time in and Juvenile Extemships, Family Law Judicial
Shireen Hormozdi summer, and 20 additional hours in fall.) Extemships or Domestic Violence Extemships.
(Shireen997 Full Representation Civil Clinic (Fall or Pro Se Clinic Prep/Pro Se Clinic (Fall) Two-
@hotmail.com) or Summer) No clinic prep requirement, but first semester sequence: Pro Se Clinic Prep in Fall
call Georgia Barbri three weeks of the semester (two weeks during 2003 and Pro Se Clinic in Spring 2004. Register
(1-800-360-7277) summer) are known as the "Intensive Seminar" by applying to Pro Se Clinic Prep. (Students in
and require 20 hours of class time per week. Pro Se Clinic Prep automatically proceed to Pro
Mediation Clinic (Fall) No prerequisites. First Se Clinic.) Preference given to fifth-semester
two-and-a-half weeks are an Intensive Seminar students who have taken Family Law, Evidence,
(total of 40 hours), which is scheduled around Trial Practice or Trial Advocacy, and Family Law
other courses. Friday momings must be available Judicial Clerk Extemships or Domestic Violence
for mediations conducted downtown. Extemships.
Ocala/Lake City Mediation (Fall) No prerequi- Child Welfare Clinic (Fall) Child, Parent & the
sites. First two-and-a-half weeks are Intensive State required before enrolling. Preference also
Seminar (total of 20 hours) that qualifies as an given to sixth-semester students who have taken
approved County Court Mediation course certi- Family Law, Advanced Topics in Family Law
fied by the Supreme Court of Florida. This clinic Seminar or Juvenile/Family Law Extemship. For
is identical to Mediation Clinic (above), but times more information about this clinic, contact
will be Monday, 2-3:50 p.m.; Tuesday, 9-10:50 Monique Haughton (Haughton@law.ufl.edu).
a.m.; and Wednesday, 8 a.m.-noon, and it is locat- Conservation Clinic (Fall) The clinic accepts a
ed in Ocala/Lake City. Wednesday momings must limited number of fall applicants, who must have
s be free to conduct mediations. completed three semesters of law school. Consult
Lexisexis Trial Practice (Fall) Registration by applica- with Clinic Director Tom Ankersen prior to
Certification tion. Priority given to fifth-semester students. applying. Preference given to students who have
LexisNexis Remaining slots will be filled by fourth- and enrolled, or intend to enroll, in the Environmental
Certification is Tuesday sixth-semester students, in that order. and Land Use Law Certificate Program. Students
(March 25). Juvenile Prep/Juvenile Clinic (Fall) Two- with Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills
A "Lexis Build semester sequence: Juvenile Clinic Prep in Fal are encouraged to apply. Students may leam more
Your Future Class" will 2003 and Juvenile Clinic in Spring 2003. Register and download/submit an application online at
be held April 1, 2 & 3 to for the sequence by appying Juvenile Clic www.law.ufl.edu/cgr/clinic. Applications also
allow students to get Prep. (Students automatically proceed to Juvenile available in Student Affairs (164 Holland Hall)
certified prior to clerk- Clinic.) Preference given to fifth-semester stu- and Center for Governmental Responsibility (230
ing this summer. Bruton-Geer Hall).


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Beyond the Law School: Need A New
Clinis Benefit Students & Community UF ID Card?
mUF ID cards will be
The five clienics of the U F Levin Collee of processed Tuesday-
Law's Virgil H\awkins Civil Clinic Full Wednesday (March 25-
Representation, Criminal Pro Se Mediation and 26) outside Media
Gator TeamChild reach into the community to Services, second floor of
give legal assistance to those in need. They also Bruton-Geer Hall. (This
present excellent pporrIities s to may be your last chance
gain real-world experience while till in tchool. to get a card here instead
This two-part series examines how tudent ben- of St main campusCntSof on main campus.)
efit the conmmunity and thiemiselves through these
programs. (Next week in Part lTo: Criminal, C nic students he1p others while earning redit and gasinn
Medvitionl and Gator TeamChl) experience. Reuirelents and prograns differ. To learn more,
see pa3ge 6, consult the colege's Student Handbook, or obtain
Tull-Rep' Teaches Variety Of Legal Skilis a brochure rom the clnic office (firsfloor Bruton-Geer Ha).
The Full Represention (FuII-Rep) clinic praise the hands-on aspect of clinic worlk.
serves dozens of clients each semester, generally ".After two-and-a-half years of theory, VIm
in family law cases dealing with issues such as getting real experience, said Carpenter.
divorce, paternity, custody, visitation, child and Rhodes added, "It's a great w orking environ-
spoyusal suppor1, distribution of assets and debts. ment. And great opportunity to learn just how
"To learnby bdoing, you must actually much you don0t know'
process w\hat you do, and fully digest the experi-
ence," said Legal Skills Professor Jeff Grater, Pro Se Helps Those Who Help Themselves
who oversees clinic students as they represent Legal Skills Professors Iris Burke and
clients from initial interviews tLirough nonjury Peggy Schieber direct students i the Pro Se
trials. Clinic as they hellp litigants who have chosen to
The clinic (nine semesterI-ours, six in sum- represent themselves in fanily law cases.
mer) is composed of classroom work, which "The Florida Supreme Couirt has developed
teaclies basic legal skills, and case representa- an extensive body of forms and instructions for
tion. Students must have earned at least 48 fanily law pro se litigants, which can be
semester hiours before beginning, and courses in obtained at most courthIouses or downloaded Classes Available
family law, trial practice and other legal skills are from the Web," said Burke. "However, litigants
highly recommended. often need help beyond simply obtaining forms.
Actual work \aries according to cases OU CliniC StUdents do an excellnjob of provid- The following class-
aSigneL. Student mnay represent dients in inter- ing legal aice, which clerk- of tle court are not es are open to students,
views leg cu n neotiations, ntediatio ~ permlitte to g e." faculty and staff:
hearins a tial nd often draft pleadings StudntS lealn eien g nSeli nda Meditation
0tiOnS and othr legal do0CUenCItS. Students basic Florida faniily 1aw first semester i the 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays
ok i pars iti eac student ein frt clir tw-pat prora. The tre-credit prp" clas 350 Holland Hall

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FlaLaw University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter March 24, 2003


Get FlaLaw via e-mail
each Friday. Send your
request to be added to
the "FlaLaw pdf list" Avoid Conflicts In Scheduling Events Code to Rein in 21st
to amirin@law.ufl.edu. Associate Dean for Faculty Development Century Tax Shelters,"
.. William Page is creating a Web-based Scholarly 98 Tax Notes 1721
Events Calendar that will list major events of (March 17, 2003).
FlaLaw (in color) academic or scholarly interest and help avert Stephen C. O'Connell Professor
and other publications scheduling conflicts. Page is now arranging Christopher Slobogin's paper,
are online. Click on speakers for next year's workshop series. "Public Privacy: Camera
"Publications" from Anyone scheduling events such as conferences, Surveillance of Public Places and the
the college home page: workshop and lectures is asked to notify him Right to Anonymity," was recently
www.law.ufl.edu. (Page@law.ufl.edu) so that in the future the law listed on the Social Science Research
Slobogin
school community will not have to choose Network (SSRN) Top Ten download
between important events held at the same time. list for "Criminal Law & Procedure Recent Hits."
I The Spdigh To view the list, visit the SSRN Electronic
Sl Te Library at www.ssrn.com/Browse.
EO Publications & Presentations
Clarence J. TeSelle Professor of Law O Media Mentions
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Martin J. McMahon, Jr. published, Washington Post Professor Slobogin quoted
Honrorng the past, shaping the futifre c
"Beyond a GAAR: Retrofitting the McMahon about surveillance cameras.
FlaLaw is published each full
week school is in session. A A D Dunwody Lecture This Friday
Jon Mis, Den Looks At Terrorism & Liberty
Jon Mills, Dean See academic and event calendars and/or Looks At Terrorism & Liberty
Michael Friel, Associate a r n Professor Lawrence
Dean for Academic Affairs add your event online at:
Patrick Shannon, Associate www. law. ufl. edu. o. Gostin (right) from
Dean for Administrative March Dunwody Lecture (story o n Johns
Affairs at right) 10:30 a.m., Hopkins universities will
William Pae, Associate 25 MBA Elections, Auditorium speak on "When Terrorism
William Page, Associate Concourse
Dean for Faculty Honor Committee 29 BLSAARW Threatens Health: How Far
Development Elections Conference, 7 a.m.-6 are Limitations on Personal
Gail Sasnett, Associate Dean o nit Lp.m., Auditorium, 190B and Economic Liberties
Gail Sasnett, Associate Dean 26 o Community Law Series HOL, 283 HOL, Bailey
for Students, Professionalism Family Law, 7 p.m., Courtroom and Justified?" at 10:30 a.m.,
and Community Relations Alachua County Health Cafeteria Friday (March 28), Holland
Editor: Debra Amirin Department 31 EASLS Meeting, Hall Auditorium.
Photography: Jennifer Auditorium 4-4:50 p.m., Gostin's recent books include Public Health
Piascik, Kristen Bartlett 27 ILPP Board Meeting, 190A HOL
Noon-I p.m., Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (2000) and Public
Deadline: 10 a.m. Tuesday 190A HOL Health Law and Ethics: A Reader (2002).
for next week's newsletter. Race & Race April The Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law
E-mail news toflalaw@law. elations Conference 4 Faculty Enrichment, is presented each year by Florida Law Review. A
ufl.edu, or bring disk (PC (to BA A i Professor Marty forum for legal scholars to present novel and chal-
ufl.edu, or bring disk (PC BLSA Alumni McMahon, "Beyond a
format, text in WordPerfect Reunion Weekend GAAR: Retrofitting the lenging ideas, the series was established by U.S.
or Word, include contact (to March 30) Internal Revenue Code Sugar Corporation and law firms of Dunwody
information) to 288 Holland Toastmasters, 5 p.m., to Rein In Tax Shelters White & Landon P.A. and Mershon Sawyer
Hall. (Submit news for the 292 HOL noon, FDR Johnston Dunwody & Cole in honor of brothers
student newsletter28 IMBA Barrister's 10 Pro Bono Awards Elliot and Atwood Dunwody, both graduates of the
student newsletter, The Ball, 8 p.m.-l a.m., Brunch, 11:30 a.m.-
Docket, to John Marshall Bar Sweetwater Branch Inn 12:30 p.m., Faculty UF Levin College of Law.
Association.) Florida Law Review Dining Room For information contact Editor-in-Chief Juan
Diaz (review4@law.ufl.edu or 392-2148).


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FlaLaw University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter March 24, 2003


Get FlaLaw via e-mail
each Friday. Send your
request to be added to
the "FlaLaw pdf list" Avoid Conflicts In Scheduling Events Code to Rein in 21st
to amirin@law.ufl.edu. Associate Dean for Faculty Development Century Tax Shelters,"
.. William Page is creating a Web-based Scholarly 98 Tax Notes 1721
Events Calendar that will list major events of (March 17, 2003).
FlaLaw (in color) academic or scholarly interest and help avert Stephen C. O'Connell Professor
and other publications scheduling conflicts. Page is now arranging Christopher Slobogin's paper,
are online. Click on speakers for next year's workshop series. "Public Privacy: Camera
"Publications" from Anyone scheduling events such as conferences, Surveillance of Public Places and the
the college home page: workshop and lectures is asked to notify him Right to Anonymity," was recently
www.law.ufl.edu. (Page@law.ufl.edu) so that in the future the law listed on the Social Science Research
Slobogin
school community will not have to choose Network (SSRN) Top Ten download
between important events held at the same time. list for "Criminal Law & Procedure Recent Hits."
I The Spdigh To view the list, visit the SSRN Electronic
Sl Te Library at www.ssrn.com/Browse.
EO Publications & Presentations
Clarence J. TeSelle Professor of Law O Media Mentions
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Martin J. McMahon, Jr. published, Washington Post Professor Slobogin quoted
Honrorng the past, shaping the futifre c
"Beyond a GAAR: Retrofitting the McMahon about surveillance cameras.
FlaLaw is published each full
week school is in session. A A D Dunwody Lecture This Friday
Jon Mis, Den Looks At Terrorism & Liberty
Jon Mills, Dean See academic and event calendars and/or Looks At Terrorism & Liberty
Michael Friel, Associate a r n Professor Lawrence
Dean for Academic Affairs add your event online at:
Patrick Shannon, Associate www. law. ufl. edu. o. Gostin (right) from
Dean for Administrative March Dunwody Lecture (story o n Johns
Affairs at right) 10:30 a.m., Hopkins universities will
William Pae, Associate 25 MBA Elections, Auditorium speak on "When Terrorism
William Page, Associate Concourse
Dean for Faculty Honor Committee 29 BLSAARW Threatens Health: How Far
Development Elections Conference, 7 a.m.-6 are Limitations on Personal
Gail Sasnett, Associate Dean o nit Lp.m., Auditorium, 190B and Economic Liberties
Gail Sasnett, Associate Dean 26 o Community Law Series HOL, 283 HOL, Bailey
for Students, Professionalism Family Law, 7 p.m., Courtroom and Justified?" at 10:30 a.m.,
and Community Relations Alachua County Health Cafeteria Friday (March 28), Holland
Editor: Debra Amirin Department 31 EASLS Meeting, Hall Auditorium.
Photography: Jennifer Auditorium 4-4:50 p.m., Gostin's recent books include Public Health
Piascik, Kristen Bartlett 27 ILPP Board Meeting, 190A HOL
Noon-I p.m., Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (2000) and Public
Deadline: 10 a.m. Tuesday 190A HOL Health Law and Ethics: A Reader (2002).
for next week's newsletter. Race & Race April The Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law
E-mail news toflalaw@law. elations Conference 4 Faculty Enrichment, is presented each year by Florida Law Review. A
ufl.edu, or bring disk (PC (to BA A i Professor Marty forum for legal scholars to present novel and chal-
ufl.edu, or bring disk (PC BLSA Alumni McMahon, "Beyond a
format, text in WordPerfect Reunion Weekend GAAR: Retrofitting the lenging ideas, the series was established by U.S.
or Word, include contact (to March 30) Internal Revenue Code Sugar Corporation and law firms of Dunwody
information) to 288 Holland Toastmasters, 5 p.m., to Rein In Tax Shelters White & Landon P.A. and Mershon Sawyer
Hall. (Submit news for the 292 HOL noon, FDR Johnston Dunwody & Cole in honor of brothers
student newsletter28 IMBA Barrister's 10 Pro Bono Awards Elliot and Atwood Dunwody, both graduates of the
student newsletter, The Ball, 8 p.m.-l a.m., Brunch, 11:30 a.m.-
Docket, to John Marshall Bar Sweetwater Branch Inn 12:30 p.m., Faculty UF Levin College of Law.
Association.) Florida Law Review Dining Room For information contact Editor-in-Chief Juan
Diaz (review4@law.ufl.edu or 392-2148).


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