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Table of Contents
    Dean's message
        Page 1
    Center for Career Services
        Page 2
    UF Law mentor program unique among Florida schools
        Page 3
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 4
    State leaders attend 'Children, Culture and Violence' conference
        Page 5
    Changes underway in environmental law core courses
        Page 6
    New course offered in international trade and the environment
        Page 6
    Clinics benefit students and community
        Page 7
    CGR conference to examine 'Judicial Reform and Role of Law'
        Page 8
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Universlty of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 6 No. 19 March 31, 2003

Inside
Mentor Program
Months of planningo and concentrated Unique In State (3)
and concerted efforts by College of Law fac- D* Pre-Registration (5)
ulty, alumni and others culminated last week n* CGR Conference To
in a site visit from Amercan Bar Association Examine 'Rule Of Law
(ABA) and Association of American Law In The Americas' (8)
Schools (AALS) representatives.
A Sabbatical Site Visit Team led by W.H.
"Joe" Knight, dean of the University of
Washington School of Law, visited classes, met Trial Team Second
with UF and law school administrators and At National ATLA




Law Professor James A. Cohen, University of
improvement. We have hired a nearly unprece- Trial Lawyers
Alabama Law Professor Bryan Fair, A.H. Association touament
dented number of new faculty, bringing richness Association tournament
Gaede, Jr. of Bradley, Arant, Rose & White,
Gaede, Jr. of Bradley, Arant, Rose & White, and depth to our academic programs. in New Orleans recently,
University of Connecticut Law Dean Nell
University lThanks to the leadership of former and triumphing over 200-
Jessup Newton, Wake Forest University School
SL w t, o er a current associate deans Mike Seigel and plus other teams.
of Law Professor Marian Parker and
Si rsofe u M ia c D n Michael Friel, we now have and are following Competitors Chris
University of Kentucky Medical School Dean
avidS. Watt. a carefully formulated administrative budget. In Klemawesch, Lindsay
D i S a addition, we have developed a Strategic Plan Topping, Sarah
I was pleased I could inform them of T n
designed to bring our college into the ranks of McIlrath and Jonathan
significant progress since the last site visittop 10 public law schools. Claussen were coached
the nation's top 10 public law schools. Claussen were coached
seven years ago.
seven years ago. We have paid particular attention to listen- by local attorneys
Thanks to the generosity and dedication of
ing and responding to student concerns. Our Denise Ferrero and
our alumni, we begin construction this year on
Sa w b c t Center for Career Services, for example, has Jeanne Singer.
a new academic building and library, and con- worked hard to hep students find fulfilling "The entire ATLA
worked hard to help students find fulflling "The entire ATLA
tinue to renovate and modernize existing facili- .
S- jobs, which has paid off in a dramatically team also including
ties. As demonstrated in their response to our
s. d improved employment rate nine months after Kenneth Grace,
requests for support during the building cam- p F L ,
graduation of 97 percent. Fermin Lopez, Cary
paign, our relationship with our graduates has
paign, our relationsip wit our graduaes has There is much more good news we were High, Debra Geiger
improved, and members of our Board of
improved, and members of our Board of able to share with the ABA/AALS team. All of and Anna Shea were
Trustees and Law Center Association are
s ad Lw C r A n a t is due to you every member of the UF law part of this tremendous
increasingly active participants in fundraising.
increasingly active paicipants in fundraising family who cared and worked hard to make effort and great accom-
And the proactive participation of the central
a difference in this school and the future of plishment," said Team
UF administration in finding funds for new and
F an in f g f s f n a those who pass through here. President Tony Sos.
expanded facilities at the law school is tangible The team was very impressed with our
The team was very impressed with our
proof of our now solid relationship with main s y a T t e
students, faculty and staff. Thanks to each of
campus. you for your efforts.
We reported a 25-1 student-faculty ratio in Dean Jon Mills UNIVERSITY OF
the last visit. It is now 16-1, an astonishing FLORIDA
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lobs Online A '
Career Services
posts new job openings Forms Due Friday For Patent Law
each day online (twice- Preference sheets for the Patent Law
a-week on bulletin Interview Program are due in Career Services by
boards). Go to www. 4 p.m. this Friday (April 4).
eattorney.com and log
in, then go to the Mandatory Meeting For Spring Entrants
"Career" section under Spring 2003 entrants must meet with Career
"Job Bank." Click on Services Assistant Dean Kathy Urbach at 9 a.m.
"School Job Search" to Monday, April 7, 190 Holland Hall (auditorium).
check daily postings by
geographic location, Succeed As A Summer Law Clerk
Career Services staff (clockwise from back left) Donna
practice area, hiring Quarles & Brady will present a program on McDavid, Mary-Ellen Cross, Laura Jeanne Conway, Edrene
criteria or type of work. what to expect and how to succeed as a summer Johnson and essie Howell encourage students to stop by the
For details or eAttorney law clerk Friday, April 11, 11:30 a.m., Bailey center for assistance in their job search.
password, visit Career Courtroom. Pizza will be served. Annual Pro Bono Celebration Thursday, April
Services. 10, 11:30 a.m., Faculty Dining Room. (Names of
Externship Registration Numbers In students receiving a certificate are posted on the
Registration numbers for summer and fall board outside Career Services.)
externships are now available in the Center for
Apply By Friday To Career Services. Make Your Summer Count
Be An Ambassador If you have yet to make plans for summer,
Interested second- Pro Bono Celebration April 10 consider gaining experience and helping others
semester students have Students earning Spring 2003 Pro Bono through pro bono work in Gainesville or your
until 5 p.m. Friday Certificates are invited to attend Career Services' hometown. Visit Career Services for information.
(April 4) to apply for
Introduction to Law
School and the Apply ForLPP Board Real PropertyWorkshop Saturday
Profession ambassadors' The Journal ofLaw and Public Policy is The Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund will
positions. Ambassadors searching for candidates for general board conduct its Real Property Workshop April 12,
help entering students membership among joint and concurrent degree 9 a.m.-noon, 190C Holland Hall. The annual
during their first weeks students at the Levin College of Law. To apply, spring workshop covers the practical aspects of
and are available for submit a research paper written for your non-law determining the marketability of title to real estate,
guidance throughout the degree program on topics related to public policy including procedures for the examination of title.
semester. to the JLPP Office by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 10. All students are welcome; those planning to grad-
Successful appli- For information: Steve LaSota (lasota@ufl.edu). uate before the beginning of next spring semester
cants will be highly are particularly encouraged to attend. No charge or
energetic, have strong Street Law Presentation Wednesday registration requirement. For information:
leadership and solicita- The Law College Council and Alachua Professor David Smith (375 Holland Hall).
tion skills, be able to County Support Services continue their
attend a training meeting Community Law Series Wednesday (April 2) with 2000 Presidential Election Debate
this semester and be a presentation on Criminal and Constitutional Learn the inside story about legal maneuver-
available by Aug. 14. Law sponsored by the Law Association for ing in the 2000 Presidential Election and Florida
Applications are avail- Women. Also scheduled is Landlord/Tenant recount from chief Florida attorneys for the two
able in Student Affairs. Disputes (April 9). Both are at 7 p.m., Alachua candidates. Dexter Douglass (who represented Al
For information: County Health Department auditorium (224 SE Gore) and Barry Richard (George W. Bush) will
Noemar Castro 24th St., behind Food Lion on Hawthorne Road). participate in a debate on these issues Tuesday
(castro@law.ufl.edu or For information: Nicole Kibert (392-2237 or (Announcements Continue Page 3)
392-0421). nck@ufl.edu).


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UF Law Mentor Program Unique Among Florida Schools
According to The Florida relationship via e-mail over the
Bar, the Levin College of Law is years. For the mentor, it is a
the only Florida school with an great way to give back a little
interactive student-mentor and to stay in touch with the
program. Its database of lawyer- wonderful enthusiasm of the
mentors who volunteer their time students." Summer In France:
to help students better understand Then considers the mentor Spaces Still Open
the legal profession has grown to program one of her best experi- For Study Abroad
more than 300 since the Center isl ences in law school. If you want to earn
for Career Services took over the Gisela Th (3L) met her mentor, "It has been motivational class credit while explor-
Oscar Sanchez, her firstyear. They
program in 2000, and now stay in touch via e-mail. since the beginning," she said. ing another country this
includes information such as the "Oscar is the perfect model of a summer, spaces are still
mentor's graduation year, region, practice spe- successful UF graduate and was very available available for the Study
cialty and law school extra-curricular activities. to me. All his guidance and advice turned out to Abroad Program in
"More information makes for better match- be right." Montpellier, France
es between students and mentors," said Career "Some mentors meet with students just a (June 30-Aug. 1).
Services Assistant Dean Kathy Urbach. few times, some build lasting associations," said The curriculum con-
sists of three two-hour
Third-year law student Gisela Then met her Urbach. "Sometimes a mentor's practice won't
courses: Introduction to
mentor, UF graduate Oscar Sanchez, president quite match a student's interests, but the mentor French Business Law
of the Law Alumni Council and partner at will provide another contact for the student, (mandatory) and
Akerman Senterfitt, her first year of law school. which can be incredibly helpful." International Payment
"Being a mentor to Gisela was extremely "Many mentors take on more than one Systems and International
fulfilling. I have been involved in these types of student at a time," she added. "The program is Labor Law (both option-
programs for years, and success or failure a great way for lawyers to give back and help al). The cost for tuition
always depends on the level of involvement students ease into professional life." and all fees (not including
either side puts into it," said Sanchez. "Gisela Students interested in finding a mentor or transportation, housing,
and I hit it off right away when she was in her graduates wishing to volunteer should contact food and other incidentals)
first year of law school, and because of her the Center for Career Services. is $1,800 for up to six
hours of credit.
commitment, we maintained the mentor-mentee -By D. Cupples (2L) ours o creit.
Applications and
information are available
(Announcements, Continued) President Ken Johnson of Naples Friday, April at www.law.ufl.edu/
(April 1), 7:30 p.m., 215 Emerson Alumni Hall. 11, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Dean's Conference Room students/abroad/
This fourth annual August M. Bums Lecture is (334-A Holland Hall). summer_montpelliershtml.
hosted by the UF History Department. For Student members are encouraged though Or contact Student Affairs
information: History Professor Julian Pleasants not required to attend the council meeting Coordinator Noemar
(jpleasan@history.ufl.edu or 392-7168). Saturday, April 12, 9:30 a.m., 297 Holland Hall, Castro (castro@law.ufl.
and luncheon following at 11 a.m. in the law edu or 392-0421) or
Professor George Dawson
Grads Wanted For Law Alumni Council school cafeteria. RSVP by April 4 to Griffin (312 1 HOL or dawson@
Stay in touch with classmates and colleagues (griffin@law.ufl.edu or 392-9296). lawufl.edu).
and represent and help improve your school
by serving on the Law Alumni Council, an Graduation Reception May17
advisory board of 200-plus alumni from each Graduating seniors and their guests are
graduating class who assist with reunions, alumni invited to a Spring 2003 Graduation Reception
outreach, fund-raising and student support. Saturday, May 17, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., at the
To join, bring your resume to Mary Griffin College of Law. Invitations will be distributed in
in Development & Alumni Affairs (282 HOL) student folders. R.S.V.P. by Friday, May 9, to
and get a copy of the bylaws. Then attend an Julie Barnes (392-9238 or barnes@law.ufl.edu).
introductory meeting with Alumni Council


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Associate Professor/Institute for .
advancing to semifinals
Dispute Resolution Associate i national competiion.
in national competition.
Director Jonathan R. Cohen pre- Florida Times-Union (3.5) Article on UF third-year
sented his paper, "The Culture of law student Joshua Clark's experience of studying and
Legal Denial," to faculty at Florida living in Poland during a period of anti-American senti-
State University March 24. Cohen ment. (3.9) Professor of Law and Urban & Regional
Dispute Resolution Associate Director Planning James Nicholas quoted on proposed Clay
Faculty Report lion Gerenser was nom ated forounty ordinance to charge land developers with addi-
Now_ Online ean award for "Outstanding Professor/Alumni Research Scholar Joseph Little
UF College of Community Service Done by a quoted on public records access laws.
Law faculty are inter- Faculty Member" by the University of Florida Today (3.6) Stephen C. O'Connell Chair/
nationally renowned. Florida Office of Community Service Gerencser Professor Christopher Slobogin quoted on differences
Read about their as part of their "Celebrating 150 Years in the burden of proof in civil and criminal cases.
progress and how they of Service" campaign. St. Petersburg Times (3.8) Professor Little quoted on
are transforming their E In The Spotlight admissibility of videotapes as evidence in court when
Sthose taped thought they were in private.
school into one of the Black Issues in Higher Education (2.27) Director of Gainesville Sun (3.17) Article on Community Law
nation's top 10 in the Admissions Lewis L. Hutchinson mentioned regarding Series.
2003 UF Law Faculty his position at the UF College of Law. WSKY & TV20 (3.18) Law student Nicole Kibert
Report, now available Orlando Sentinel (3.2) Dean Jon Mills quoted on interviewed on Community Law Series.
on the Web. Go to prevalence of party competition in state politics. The Independent Florida Alligator (3.19) Article on
www. law.ufl.edu, click New Jersey Law Journal (3.3) Legal Technology visit of a freed death row inmate to UF law. (3.19)
on "Publications," then Institute Director of Web Development Travis Yates Kibert quoted on Community Law Series. (3.24)
2003 Faculty Report. quoted on small firms developing their own intranet. Article on UF Trial Team's second-place win in
The Florida Bar News (3.03) Article on incoming national ATLA competition.
Dean Robert Jerry. Sun Sentinel (3.21 & 3.22) Levin Mabie & Levin
The Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Professor Berta Esperanza Hernandez Truyol quoted
Section Reporter (3.03) UF Law Environmental Moot on U.S. immigration policy with Cuba. (3.22) Professor
Court Team and Director of the Environmental and Little quoted on how courts might handle free speech
Land Use Law Program Alyson Flournoy mentioned in issues behind anti-abortion ads on county buses.


ICAM Team Competes In Vienna Moot Court In April
Thanks to support from the College of Law Annual Fund, the International Commercial Arbitration
LexisNexis Classes Moot Team (ICAM) will travel to Vienna, Austria, April 9th to participate in the 10th Annual Willem C.
LexisNexis Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court.
Intermediate and UF was the only Florida school represented last year
"Build Your Future" in the week-long spring competition, which features
Certification classes are teams from more than 100 law schools around the CAM team members
Aaryn Fuller (front),
scheduled for April 1 at world. The problem normally involves contract law Lisset Gonzalez,
9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., issues arising under the U.N. Convention on the S. Allister Fisher,
2 p.m. and 3 p.m. International Sale of Goods. In the final competition, David Redfearn,
Faculty Advisor/
Advanced and two members argue before a panel of three arbitrators Professor Thomas
"Build Your Future" (often real-world commercial arbitrators), and each team Hurst, Coach lessica
Certification classes participates in at least four arbitrations. The 32 teams Parker, Coach
Robert Franco and
will be held April 2 & 3 achieving the highest scores enter elimination rounds to Alero Aferuko.
at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 determine the winner of the oral competition. Prizes are (Advisor/Professor
p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. awarded for best Claimants and Respondents briefs and Wayne Hanewicz
& 4 p.m. for top teams in the Oral Competition. not shown.)


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State Leaders Attend 'Children, Culture & Violence' Conference Westlaw Summer
The conference "Children, Culture and Violence," co-hosted by the college's Center for Children Associate Training
and the Law and UF's Center for Children's Literature and Culture Westlaw Summer
March 20-21 drew a Associate Training can
variety of experts and help you prepare for
nearly 100 partici- your summerjob. Sign
pants to examine up for training classes
where violence and on campus during April
its cultural manifesta- by registering at
tions occur in chil- www.lawschool.
dren's lives and the s
dren's lives and the westlaw.com (click on
role of parents, "Training"), stopping by
educators and others Panelists on "Children in the Justice System" included Senator Rod Smith (left), Director of the the Westlaw Bulletin
in dealing with its Associate CCL Director Mark Fondacaro (left), UF Center for Children and the Law Barbara Board outside the Media
impact on our Vice Provost Charles Frazier, justice Policy Institute Bennet Woodhouse and Chief Supreme Court Lab or contacting a
youngest citizens. President Vincent Schiraldi and UF Law Professor Ken Justice Harry Anstead discussed what govern-
Nunn and Legal Skills Professor Monique Haughton ment can do to shield children from violence. Westlaw student repre-
sentative. To set up indi-
Summer/Fall 2003 Pre-Registration vidual training, contact
Lizzie Johnson at
Summer/Fall 2003 pre-registration is March Appointment Lizzie Johnson at
31 through April 18, and appointment times now Times. Your
are available on ISIS (www.isis.ufl.edu). You can appointment
access ISIS from the law school home page by time is when you
clicking on "Student Affairs," then "ISIS" (on Quick can go to ISIS to
Links list). Then go to "Registration Preparation pre-register for
Information" under "Dates" on the ISIS home page. Fall 2003. Ifyou Pre r nw o e t h
Prior planning is essential to using ISIS attempt to regis-
successfully. Before you begin, remember: ter before this
time, ISIS will not let you register. However, you Georgia Bar Exam
1. You must have your gatorlink user name and may register any time after the designated time. Bar/BRI Course
password to access the system. Ifyou don't know Appointment times are determined by the total num-
these, contact the CIRCA help desk at 392-help to set bStudents planning to
ber of hours eamed by the end of Fall 2002. The per-
up a gatorlink account, or check your account at sontake the Georgia Bar
www.gatorlink.ufl.edu. Students with the same amount of earned hours will exam this July who
2. The UFID number has replaced the social secu- be randomly assigned a time at intervals to avoid sys- would like to participate
rity number. If you don't know your UFID number, tem overload. A person with fewer hours will never in a Bar/BRI course at
go to ISIS and click on "What's My UFID," listed have an earlier or same time as a person with more the UF College of Law
under "Dates" on the main ISIS page. hours. Transfer students should check the accuracy of this summer may be able
3. Prior to registering, check for pre-requisites in their times with Registrar Kim Thomas in Student to do so. Bar/BRI will
the UF College of Law Student Handbook and sched- Affairs. provide the official
ule of classes posted on the law school Web site. Use course for the Georgia
your catalog and directories in Student Affairs P.I.N. numbers. Your Gatorlink user id and password c our se f or the Georgia
especially the Seminar Directory when planning are used to access ISIS. If you have questions or Bar exam (as opposed to
your schedule(s) to be sure you have completed problems regarding your Gatorlink account, contact the audio/home study
appropriate pre-requisite courses. ISIS MAY OR the CIRCA help desk at 392-help. course), to UF law
MAY NOT CHECK FOR PRE-REQUISITES. Spring 2003 Entering Class: You are automatically students if 15 or more
Students without proper course work will be registered for Summer/Fall 2003 required classes. participate.





_________________________________(1-80 0-3 6 0-72 7 7 ).
administratively dropped from the course. To sign up or for
details, e-mail Shireen
If you have a "hold" on your records, you If you experience problems during pre- Hormozdi (Shireen997
may not pre-register until it is cleared. You can registration, immediately contact Registrar @hotmail. com) or cal
check your holds prior to pre-registration on ISIS Thomas (392-0421). o a com) or call
under "Registration Preparation Information." Georgia Bar/BRI
(1-800-360-7277).

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Changes Underway In Environmental Law Core Courses
Environmental Law core course names may "We made these changes for several reasons,"
not be recognizable in next year's schedule. said Professor Alyson Flournoy, director of the
Familiar names have been replaced Natural Environmental and Land Use Law Program.
Resources Law for Water, Wetlands & Wildlife "First, faculty felt these courses needed refocusing
and Environmental Law for Environmental Law: to make them true entry-level survey courses, and
Toxics, NEPA & CERCLA and slight content the new names reflect that. Second, the shift in
adjustments begin next year. (See below.) content broadens the focus of both courses.
Natural Resources law will touch on public land
ATM At UF Law Natural Resources Law law as well as water, wetlands and wildlife protec-
Associate Dean A survey of law and policy related to man- tion. The Environmental Law course will intro-
Gail Sasnett is among agement of natural resources, including public duce a broader range of regulatory techniques,
those enjoying the and private lands and water, covering the public including some drawn from the Clean Water Act
convenience of the trust doctrine, sovereign submerged lands, water and Clean Air Act."
Automatic Teller law, the National Environmental Policy Act, wet- Another impetus for the changes is the addi-
Machine inside the lands regulation, the Endangered Species Act, and tion of three faculty members with interest and
entrance to the cafeteria management of public lands. expertise in environmental and land use law,
(student lounge side). Environmental Law incoming Professors Michael Allan Wolf,
Use is free to Campus An introduction to modem environmental Christine Klein and Mary Jane Angelo, who
USA Credit Union tparticipated in discussions about the revisions.
members. regulation and its foundations, coverng common "We anticipate our new faculty will enable us
law precursors to environmental law and a survey to offer additional upper level electives in these
to offer additional upper level electives in these
of major regulatory issues and techniques, focus- fields," said Flournoy
ing on the Clean Water Act, National
The renamed courses have been approved as
Environmental Policy Act, and Comprehensive alternate core courses for students completing the
alternate core courses for students completing the
Environmental Response Compensation and Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law.
Liability Act, with examples drawn from other
Liability Act, with examples drawn from other (Students who have taken the replaced courses can
statutes such as the Clean Air Act.
statutes suchas the Clean Air Act.still use them to satisfy the requirement.)


New Course Offered On International Trade And The Environment
Classes Available
Director of International Trade Law Programs "This course is a wonderful addition to our
To Reduce Stress Steve Powell will teach a new course this fall environmental and international curricula that will
The following are addressing the dominant challenge to highlight the importance of trade to environmental
open to students, faculty both trade rules and environmental law as well as the importance of sustainable devel-
and staff: treaties in the coming decade: integra- opment to trade," said Environmental and Land
Meditation tion of economic and non-economic Use Law Program Director Alyson Flournoy.
6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays P policies on the global front. "The dictates of free trade are
350 Holland Hall Continued economic growth and increasingly determinative of the
Yoga successful protection of the environment are limits of domestic environmental law,
6. M s inseparably linked objectives. Most developed as illustrated by such World Trade
6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays
nations credit this reality through laws that finely Organization cases as Dolphin-Tuna
Faculty Dining Roo balance within their borders the often conflicting Flournoy and Shrimp-Turtle."
Today (March 31) and
y ( policies underlying these essential objectives. The course will equip future lawyers with the
May 5
May 5 In the global market, however, intersections background to advise clients on steps they must
Auditorium -
uiium between preservation of exhaustible natural take to steer their export and investment strategies
April 7, 14, 21 & 28 resources and promotion of free trade persist, through the elaborate and uncoordinated disci-
For information: with increasingly serious consequences to the plines of global trading rules and multilateral
Resource Counselor Ali success of both agendas and without benefit of environmental agreements.
Kane (alikane@ufl.edu). a harmonizing policy voice.


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Changes Underway In Environmental Law Core Courses
Environmental Law core course names may "We made these changes for several reasons,"
not be recognizable in next year's schedule. said Professor Alyson Flournoy, director of the
Familiar names have been replaced Natural Environmental and Land Use Law Program.
Resources Law for Water, Wetlands & Wildlife "First, faculty felt these courses needed refocusing
and Environmental Law for Environmental Law: to make them true entry-level survey courses, and
Toxics, NEPA & CERCLA and slight content the new names reflect that. Second, the shift in
adjustments begin next year. (See below.) content broadens the focus of both courses.
Natural Resources law will touch on public land
ATM At UF Law Natural Resources Law law as well as water, wetlands and wildlife protec-
Associate Dean A survey of law and policy related to man- tion. The Environmental Law course will intro-
Gail Sasnett is among agement of natural resources, including public duce a broader range of regulatory techniques,
those enjoying the and private lands and water, covering the public including some drawn from the Clean Water Act
convenience of the trust doctrine, sovereign submerged lands, water and Clean Air Act."
Automatic Teller law, the National Environmental Policy Act, wet- Another impetus for the changes is the addi-
Machine inside the lands regulation, the Endangered Species Act, and tion of three faculty members with interest and
entrance to the cafeteria management of public lands. expertise in environmental and land use law,
(student lounge side). Environmental Law incoming Professors Michael Allan Wolf,
Use is free to Campus An introduction to modem environmental Christine Klein and Mary Jane Angelo, who
USA Credit Union tparticipated in discussions about the revisions.
members. regulation and its foundations, coverng common "We anticipate our new faculty will enable us
law precursors to environmental law and a survey to offer additional upper level electives in these
to offer additional upper level electives in these
of major regulatory issues and techniques, focus- fields," said Flournoy
ing on the Clean Water Act, National
The renamed courses have been approved as
Environmental Policy Act, and Comprehensive alternate core courses for students completing the
alternate core courses for students completing the
Environmental Response Compensation and Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law.
Liability Act, with examples drawn from other
Liability Act, with examples drawn from other (Students who have taken the replaced courses can
statutes such as the Clean Air Act.
statutes suchas the Clean Air Act.still use them to satisfy the requirement.)


New Course Offered On International Trade And The Environment
Classes Available
Director of International Trade Law Programs "This course is a wonderful addition to our
To Reduce Stress Steve Powell will teach a new course this fall environmental and international curricula that will
The following are addressing the dominant challenge to highlight the importance of trade to environmental
open to students, faculty both trade rules and environmental law as well as the importance of sustainable devel-
and staff: treaties in the coming decade: integra- opment to trade," said Environmental and Land
Meditation tion of economic and non-economic Use Law Program Director Alyson Flournoy.
6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays P policies on the global front. "The dictates of free trade are
350 Holland Hall Continued economic growth and increasingly determinative of the
Yoga successful protection of the environment are limits of domestic environmental law,
6. M s inseparably linked objectives. Most developed as illustrated by such World Trade
6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays
nations credit this reality through laws that finely Organization cases as Dolphin-Tuna
Faculty Dining Roo balance within their borders the often conflicting Flournoy and Shrimp-Turtle."
Today (March 31) and
y ( policies underlying these essential objectives. The course will equip future lawyers with the
May 5
May 5 In the global market, however, intersections background to advise clients on steps they must
Auditorium -
uiium between preservation of exhaustible natural take to steer their export and investment strategies
April 7, 14, 21 & 28 resources and promotion of free trade persist, through the elaborate and uncoordinated disci-
For information: with increasingly serious consequences to the plines of global trading rules and multilateral
Resource Counselor Ali success of both agendas and without benefit of environmental agreements.
Kane (alikane@ufl.edu). a harmonizing policy voice.


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FlaLaw Unlversity of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter March 31, 2003


Beyond the Law School: Heritage of
Leadership 'April 11
Clinics Benefit Students & Community Leadersh
A dozen of the UF
This is the second of a two-part series i College of Law's most
examining how students benefit the community prestigious graduates will
and themselves through the five clinics of the UF i be honored posthumously
Levin College of Law's Virgil Hawkins Civil by induction into a new
Clinics Full-Representation and Pro Se (see "Heritage of Leadership"
the March 24, 2003, FlaLaw) and Mediation, recognition society estab-
Criminal and Juvenile (Gator TeamChild), where lished by the Law Center
students are certified by the Florida Supreme Association Board of
Court to practice under supervision of a licensed Trustees. The college's
attorney. Gator TeamChild Supervising Attorney Clauda Wright (center) Office of Development &
works with law students as they assist local children. (Clinic Alumni Affairs will host
Mediation Clinic requirements and programs differ. Consult the college's a ceremony in their honor
onty Court ll li eition Student Handbook, or obtain a brochure from the clinic office.)
County Court Small Claims Mediation at 4 p.m. April 11 in the
Clinic is taught by Clinics Director/Professor Jacobs or state attorney under Adjunct Professor Faculty Dining Room.
Don Peters (now on sabbatical) and Legal Skills William Davis. Family members of the
Professor Alison Gerencser. It gives students There is a classroom component fall and 12 honorees (list below)
experience in acting as neutral third-parties to spring, and students work 20 hours per week. have been invited to
help adversaries resolve conflicts. During summer, students work 30 hours per attend, along with alumni
"There is a growing trend toward mediation, week, with no classroom component, and may and key administrators.
whether in contracts, probate or civil litigation, work in other Florida cities. (See the College of Indu
Inductees
and only about two percent of civil cases go to Law Student Handbook for prerequisites. S
trial," said Gerencser. "Some courts, such as the Alto Adam, Sr.
Eighth Circuit, require mediation before trial." Gator TeamChild (uvenile Law Clinic) (JD 21), 1899-1989
In addition to providing invaluable practical Because children rarely can advocate for Baya M. Harrison, Jr.
experience, Mediation Clinic fulfills the Florida themselves, their rights often are ignored. Under (JD 35), 1912-1975
Supreme Court's requirements for "Certified direction of Legal Skills Professor Claudia Benjamin Campbell
County Court Mediator." Sections are offered Wright, Gator TeamChild (GTC) provides free Thornal
spring and fall. There are no pre-requisites, legal services to roughly 100 indigent children at (JD 30), 1908-1970
though Negotiation is highly recommended. any given time. The clinic also provides valuable E. Dixie Beggs, Jr.
Gerencser's section also offers the opportu- experience to third-year law students, including (JD 31), 1908-2001
nity to participate in the Conflict Resolution fundamental advocacy skills such as interview- Frank E. Maloney, Sr.
Program (CRP), which helps troubled children ing, counseling, negotiating, and navigating (JD 42), 1918-1980
learn to peacefully settle conflicts. CRP is super- bureaucracies, agencies and court systems. Harold B. Crosby
vised by Norma Greene, an education specialist "GTC offers a unique opportunity for stu- (JD 48), 1918-1996
and certified county mediator who has been dents to represent clients in a variety of forums," Harold L. Sebring, Sr.
involved in juvenile issues for years, including Wright said. "In different counties, before differ- (JD 28), 1898-1968
PACE Center for Girls, Alachua Regional ent judges, before different agencies." James C. Adkins, Jr.
Marine Institute and Pleasant Place. The clinic's core principle is that adults can (JD 38), 1915-1994
"CRP is important for young people we work together to create environments where chil- Lawton Chiles
interact with," said Greene. "And law students dren can succeed. Law students work in teams (JD 55), 1930-1998
learn a lot from seeing what at-risk children go with graduate-level, social-work students to Sidney M. Aronovitz
through." assess clients' needs, and collaborate with other (JD 43), 1920-1997
professionals in the community to provide serv- Spessard Lindsey
Criminal Clinic ices for the children. GTC is a two-semester Holland, Sr.
Students in Criminal Clinic can work for the program and is open to third-year law students. (JD 16 ), 1892-1971
public defender under Professor Michelle By D. Cupples (2L) Stephen C. O'Connell
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FlaLaw University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter March 31, 2003


Students Asked To Fourth Annual 'Legal & Policy Issues In the Americas' Set for April 13-14
Return Surveys CGR Conference To Examine 'Judicial Reform & Rule Of Law'
Associate Dean for Top legal and policy experts from throughout tional businessman Everett J. Santos; former circuit
Students, Professionalism Florida and Latin America are expected to participate judge and mediation specialist John Upchurch;
and Community April 13-14 in a unique "roundtable conference" former U.S. Attomey General Janet Reno; UF
Relations Gail Sasnett here organized by the law school's Center for Intemational Center Dean Dennis Jett; former
reminds students to com- Governmental Responsibility (CGR). Panelists and Florida Governor and U.S. Envoy to the Americas
plete and retu the "Law commentators will face the challenge of designing a Buddy MacKay; Chief Superintendent of the Royal
blueprint for establishment of a "Center for Judicial Canadian Mounted Police Peter German; former
ool S ey o Student Reform and Rule of Law in the Americas," a UF National Ombudsman of Peru Jorge Santistevan de
Engagement" to Student initiative to be housed in the Levin College of Law. Noriega; Director of UF's Center for Latin
Affairs. The college "This is our fourth annual Legal & Policy Issues American Studies Charles Wood; and law school
relies on information in the Americas conference," said Dean Jon Mills, deans and professors from Brazil, Mexico,
from the survey to who established CGR in 1972 and has Guatemala, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Costa
improve student since served as director. "It is particu- Rica, West Indies, Chile and the United Kingdom.
programs and services. larly significant because the partici- UF law faculty involved in the conference are
pants will help usher us into a new Michael Gordon, Fletcher Baldwin, Berta
phase of our relationships in the Esperanza Hernandez-Truyol, Stephen Powell,
Americas." Timothy McLendon, Don Peters and JeffWade,
M The proposed center is based on as well as members of the law school's intemational
Mills
Get FlaLaw e-mailed the concept that a democracy without advisory committee.
directly to you each an effective judiciary govemed by the rule of law "Since the conference is organized as a round-
Friday. Just send inhibits the capacity of its citizens to enjoy basic table discussion, limited spaces are available to the
freedoms and discourages the intemational commu- public as observers for the Monday session," said
your request to
your requet to nity from investing in the future of the country. The conference organizer and CGR Development
amirin@aw.ufl.edu. UF team proposes a university-based program Director JoAnn Klein. "You must pre-register to
designed to collaborate with sister universities attend, since a working lunch is part of the program
FlaLaw is published each throughout the Americas to implement a program and space is limited."
week school is in session. that strengthens the rule of law in the region. Sessions will be held at UF's Doubletree Hotel
Collaborators include the Justice Studies Center & Conference Center. Additional details and registra-
Jon Mills, Dean of the Americas in Santiago, Chile, which joined tion are available through Lenny Kennedy of CGR
Michael Friel, Associate with CGR, the UF Warrington College of Business (392.2237 or LKennedy@law.ufl.edu).
Dean for Academic Affairs Center for Intemational Business Education and
Patrick Shannon, Research, and the Florida Joumal of Intemational Souza To Be Honored For Contributions
Associate Dean for Law as conference sponsors. Paulo Roberto Pereira de Souza
Administrative Affairs "Our panelists and commentators are well- will receive the Award for Significant
William Page, Associate Dean qualified to assist us in development of this new Contributions to Relations Between
for Faculty Development venture," said Mills. "Participants represent 14 Florida and the Americas during the
Gail Sasnett, Associate Dean intemational universities from eight countries; conference for helping to develop a
for Students, Professionalism six intemational organizations; eight private law permanent relationship between UF
and Community Relations firms; five intemational businesses; five U.S. and Brazil.
Editor: Debra Amirin universities; and 12 UF academic departments." Souza is a founding member of the Advisory
Photography: Jennifer Conference panels are organized on the topics Board of UF's Florida/Brazil Institute; directed col-
Piascik, Kristen Bartlett of rule of law, civil justice reform, criminal law, laborative research and exchange projects between
comparative constitutional approaches, human rights the law faculties and co-authored comparative envi-
Deadline: 10 a.m. Tuesday commitments and judicial reform. Each roundtable ronmental law and policy studies in and between
for next week's newsletter. session will feature a panel presentation followed by Florida and Paran; and coordinates the Master's
E-mail news toflalaw@law. responses from distinguished co entators vited Course of Law at the State University of Maring in
ufl.edu,responses from distinguished commentators invited
ufl.edu, or bring WordPerf by Dean Mills to assist in the development of the Brazil. He has served as rector of the State
format, text in WrdPerfect center's blueprint. University of Maring; state secretary of science,
iWo rd, include contact Among distinguished panlists and co enta- technology and economic development; state secre-
information) to 288 Holland tary of urban development and environment; and
Hall. (Submit news for The tors are fomer ABA President Martha Barnett; director of development, exchange and international
Docket to the John Marshall MetLife Senior Vice President ChristineState of Paran
Bar Association.) Markussen; attomey Robert G. Kerrigan; intema-


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