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Moot court first in national competition -- again
Center for Career Services
JMBA names professor, student of the year
Florida Law Review honors six at Dunwody banquet
Scholarship and activities
Longtime LIC director Betty Taylor honored at Dunwody banquet
UF Law students called to active duty in Iraq War
Universlty of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 6 No. 20 April 7, 2003
Moot Court First in National Competition Again In
The Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Team has won its Profess St nt
second national competition of the year. Steve Klein, winner of last of the Year (3)
semester's Thomas Tang National Competition, coached team mem- Florida Law Review
bers John Merchant and Ashleigh Bartkus into first place in the Honors Six at
Herbert Wechsler National Moot Court Competition in Buffalo, NY. Dunwody Banquet (4)
The team also took two of the top five Best Oralists positions, with UF Law
Merchant at five and Bartkus in her first competition at three. n
Serve in Iraq War (8)
"It was a wonderful experience coaching this team. John and
Ashleigh spent countless hours preparing for the competition and it
was terrific to see their hard work rewarded with such a tremendous
victory," said Klein. "And it was a great feeling for me to be part of a
second national win for Florida's Moot Court Team."
"As chair of Moot Court, I am really proud of our team and the Questions About
tradition of excellence we are creating. Competing sharpens our writ- Construction?
ten and oral advocacy skills, and winning these national competitions Construction may
increases the prestige of UF's name in the national community. We Coach Steve Klein (left) and i i mmr
competitors Ashleigh Bartkus begin this summer -
are grateful to our competitors, coaches and all those in the legal and John Merchant brought earlier than previously
community who helped make this possible," said Team Chair Lauren home Moot Court's second planned on major
Heatwole. national win of theyear.
"I long have admired the dedication and work ethic demonstrated improvements to the
by these students and others on the team, and I'm pleased they are getting the recognition they law school campus. We
deserve," said Moot Court Faculty Advisor Henry Wihnyk, director of legal research and writing. will feature a story on
The UF team is named for former Supreme Court Chief Justice Campbell Thornal. the status of these proj-
It competes each year at more than 20 tournaments throughout the country winning ects and their potential
numerous state and national awards. impact on students,
faculty and staff in the
SALSA Race udicata Saturday (UFJMBA@hotmail.com or 377-7655) or April 14 issue of
SALSA's Race Judicata begins at 8 a.m. Noemar Castro (email@example.com or FlaLaw. If you have
Saturday (April 12). Funds raised will be used to 392-0421) in the Office of Student Affairs. questions you would
send care packages to UF law students, family like to see addressed,
members and friends on duty overseas (also see Earth Day Celebration, ELULS Meetings send them to FlaLaw
page 8). Sign up for the race on the law school The Environmental and Land Use Law Editor Debra Amirin
concourse 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays. Society (ELULS) will sponsor an Earth Day (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Celebration 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 22. The theme or bring them to 288
JMBA Family Picnic Sunday is sustainable consumption, and activities will Holland Hall by
The College of Law community is invited to include tabling, a silent auction and refreshments. Wednesday (April 9).
help celebrate the end of the semester at JMBA's Auction proceeds will help remove pollution by
annual family picnic & BBQ for students, faculty buying emissions credits for sulfur dioxide a
and staff and their families, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. leading cause of acid rain.
Sunday (April 13), location TBA. Tickets ($3; ELULS will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday
free for children five and younger) will be sold in (April 9), 190C Holland Hall (HOL), to review UNIVERSITY OF
JMBA and Student Affairs offices. For informa- ideas and plans for the Earth Day celebration and FLORIDA
tion: Sara Jones (email@example.com), JMBA (Announcements Coninue Levin Collee of Law
FlaLaw University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter April 7, 2003
Mandatory Meeting Today
Spring 2003 entrants must meet with Career
Services Assistant Dean Kathy Urbach at 9 a.m.
today (April 7) in the auditorium.
Summer in France: RSVP for Pro Bono Celebration
Spaces Still Open More than 70 UF law students will receive
for Study Abroad certificates for dedicating 5,500-plus hours of
If you want to earn Pro Bono service to our community at the annual Three Extern at Florida Supreme Court
class credit while explor- Career Services Pro Bono Awards Brunch 11:30 Students Joel Feldman (left, with Justice
ing another country this a.m. Thursday (April 10) in the Faculty Dining Charles Wells [JD 64] and Chief Justice Harry
summer, spaces are still Room. All students earning certificates are Lee Anstead [JD 63]), S. Allister Fischer and
available for the Study invited. R.S.V.P. for the brunch by noon today Jessica Callow are externing this semester at
Abroad Program in (April 7). the Florida Supreme Court.
Montpellier, France p
(June 30-Aug. 1). Names of students receiving a certificate are "The Florida Supreme Court externship is
The curriculum con- posted on the board outside Career Services. To both a terrific learning experience and network-
sists of three two-hour be eligible, students must have turned in at least ing opportunity," said Callow.
courses: Introduction to 35 hours, signed by a supervisor, to Career Florida Supreme Court extems are chosen
French Business Law Services. by Center for Governmental Responsibility
(mandatory) and Staff Attorney Tim McLendon and the Center
Intemational Payment Succeed as a Summer Law Clerk for Career Services based on an analysis of
Systems and International Quarles & Brady will present a program on candidate resumes, transcripts, writing samples,
Labor Law (both option- what to expect and how to succeed as a summer essays and interviews.
al). The cost for tuition
Sal) e ot u law clerk Friday (April 11), 11:30 a.m., Bailey
and all fees (not including
transportation, housing, Courtroom. Pizza will be served. Make Your Summer Count
food and incidentals) is If you have yet to make plans for summer,
$1,800 for up to six hours Externship Registration Numbers consider gaining experience and helping others
of credit. Registration numbers for summer and fall through pro bono work in Gainesville or your
Applications and externships are now available in Career Services. hometown. Visit Career Services for information.
information are available
students/abroad/ (Announcements, Continued) For information: Conference Co-Chairs
summer_montpellier.shtml. potential topics for next year's Public Interest Erika Zimmerman (firstname.lastname@example.org or
Or contact Student Affairs Environment Conference (also see below). Those 336-6592) or Ryan Osborne (ryeosborne@
Coordinator Noemar interested in participating now or in the future are hotmail.com).
Castro (email@example.com. encouraged to attend. (Subs, chips and desserts
edu or 392-0421) or served.) 'Landlord/Tenant Disputes' Presentation
Professor George Dawson
(312 HOL or dawson@ ELULS also will meet at 6 p.m. April 16 in The Law College Council and Alachua
la3121fl edu) 290 HOL for elections. County Support Services continue their
Community Law Series Wednesday (April 9)
Conference Volunteers Needed with a presentation on Landlord/Tenant Disputes.
Interested in working on the 10th Annual The event is sponsored by the Real Property Group,
Public Interest Environmental Conference? Have and will be held at 7 p.m. in the Alachua County
ideas for environmental issues you want to see Health Department auditorium (224 SE 24th St.,
addressed? Join the Environmental and Land Use behind Food Lion on Hawthorne Road). For
Law Society (ELULS) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday information: Nicole Kibert (392-2237 or
(April 9) in 190C HOL for an initial planning and firstname.lastname@example.org).
idea-gathering session. (Announcements Continue Page 3)
FlaLaw Universlty of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter April 7, 2003
JMBA Names Professor, Student of the Year Bar Exam Lunch
The law school has
The John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) arranged for a boxed
gave its top awards Professor and Student of lunch from Hattrick's
the Year to Lyrissa Lidsky and Nicole for students taking the
Kibert at its annual Barrister's Ball March 28. Bar exam in Tampa in
JMBA asked students in mid-March to nominate Miller Flournoy Russell- July.
professors and students for the 2002-03 awards. Brown The lunch is avail-
"We received multiple nominations for H able at the reduced cost
Professor of the Year, and put the seven faculty of $5 per day, since the
who received the most Doug Miller, Alyson Tampa firm ofZinober
Flournoy, Lyrissa Lidsky, Sherrie Russell- & McCrae underwrites
Brown, Frank McCoy, Steve Powell and Amy Professor of the Year McCoy Powell Mashburn its cost each year. To
Mashburn on our spring election ballot," Lyrissa Lidsky, with
other top nominees. sign up, see Sandy
said JMBA President Chris Hand. "Students Tyson or Yolanda
voted March 25 and chose Professor Lidsky." Law, she serves as president Mickle in the Dean's
Students use a similar process to nominate Suite
of the Environmental Law ute.
their peers for Student of the Year.
Society, Spring 2003 class
"Again, we received lots of nominations," chair of the Alumn, Couil
said Hand. "A committee of three students and r of the
and member of both the
two faculty members then evaluated nominees ri f o
Florida Journal of
using five criteria: academics, community
service, campus involvement, co-curricular Il Lw
Environmental Moot Court
participation and leadership."
team. She also has been
Student of the Year finalists Jason Gordon e ao h
very active in community
(2L), Canaan Himmelbaum (2L), Steve Klein v a
service off campus and is
(3L), Paul Lutz (3L) and Nicole Kibert (3L) serve campus and is
who won the honor were announced at the presently coordinating a Student of the Year
Barrister's Bal. Community Law Series to Nicole Kibert Georgia Bar Exam
Shelp local residents better BAR/BRI Course
In addition to being an outstanding stu-
dnt, io a ben a ladr bot on and o understand their rights and Students planning to
dent, Nicole has been a leader both on and off o eoia B
obligations under the law." take the Georgia Bar
campus," said Hand. "At the Levin College of lae e eorga
exam this July who
(Announcements, Continued) Real PropertyWorkshop Saturday would like to participate
Pr ryW rkh Surdy in a BAR/BRI course at
Toastmasters Elects Officers The Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund will e oee o a
Toastmasters will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday conduct its Real Property Workshop Saturday this summer may be able
(April 10) in 292 HOL. The meeting will feature (April 12), 9 a.m.-noon, 190C HOL. The annual to do so. BAR/BRI ill
an election of officers. For information: Sara spring workshop covers the practical aspects of provide the oficial
Habhab (SaraHabhab@aol.com). determining the marketability of title to real
estate, including procedures for the examination Barexam(asopposedto
Bar exam (as opposed to
Apply forjLPP Board by Thursday of title. All students are welcome; those planning the audio/home study
The Journal ofLaw and Public Policy is to graduate before the beginning of next spring course), to UF law
searching among joint and concurrent degree semester are particularly encouraged to attend. No students ifjust five more
students at the Levin College of Law for candi- charge or registration requirement. For informa-
dates for general board membership. To apply, tion: Professor David "D.T." Smith (375 HOL). To participate or for
submit a research paper written for your non-law details, e-mail Shireen
degree program on topics related to public policy Fall '03 Grads Needed ForAlumni Council Hormozdi (Shireen997
to the JLPP Office by 5 p.m. Thursday (April 10). Graduating in Fall 2003? Stay in touch with @hotmail.com) or call
For information: Steve LaSota (email@example.com). classmates and colleagues and represent and Georgia Bar/BRI
(Announcements Continue Page 6) (1-800-360-7277).
FlaLaw University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter April 7, 2003
Complete Student Florida Law Review Honors Six at Dunwody Banquet
Students who have Florida's finest future legal scholars, faculty recognize him as a person who diligently, thoroughly
not yet responded to and administrators gathered in the O'Connell and patiently benefits all of us with his tremendous
knowledge and ability to communicate that knowl-
"The Law School Survey Center March 27 to honor this year's speaker for k ee ad aiity to co nae that kno
edge, for that is the mark of a great scholar and
of Student Engagement" the Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law, educator. By Cheryl Priest
can still do so. To com- Professor Lawrence O. Gostin (behindpodium E Professor David "D.T." Smith graduated from Yale
plete it online, go to below) of Georgetown and Johns Hopkins uni- before attending law school at Boston University,
www. lawschoolsurvey. Dn y versities. Also where he was Law
Type "guest" in both the Disi recognized Review articles editor.
"Survey ID" and were incoming He joined UF in 1968,
"Password" boxes. dean Robert and in the years that
Ifyu have prob- Jerry (lef) followed hisunique
lems logging in, e-mail and Dean combination of humor,
help@lawschoolsurvey. Jon Mills, scholarship and com-
org or call 1-800-676- who steps down as dean in July to return full- munity involvement
have made him an
0390 for assistance. time to his responsibilities as professor and absolute legend in Florida's legal community. His
Answers are confi- director of the Center for Govemmental scholarship is unparalleled, and he is he foremos
scholarship is unparalleled, and he is the foremost
dential, and no individ- Responsibility. (Complete story on Mills to probate scholar in the state. He has chaired the UF
ual answers will be befeatured in afuture FlaLaw.) Senate's Steering and Nominating Committees as well
identified in reports. Special presentations were made to as many committees at the law school, and served as
Professors Francis McCoy, David "D.T." faculty advisor to the Florida Journal of International
Smith, Grace W. "Betty" Taylor (see story Law; Moot Court; Estates, Trusts and Elder Law
page 7) and Winton Williams, and long-time Society; Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity; Omicron
Review Staff Editor Vivien Payne, all of whom Delta Kappa; John Marshall Bar Association; Law
retire this summer after many years of dedicated College Council; and, most importantly, to Florida
service. Each honoree was brought to the podi- Law Review from 1969-1982. In truth, we owe much
of our success today to his leadership and guidance.
um after a speech accompanied by projected
SBy Bradley Rothman
photographs from their long law school careers .
O Professor Winton E. "Skip" Williams has proven
by a Review member summanzing their
to be a dedicated teacher, colleague and friend to all
accomplishments. Pictures and excerpts follow: during his 34-year teaching career. He received his
O Professor Francis McCoy has been making an undergraduate degree from Tulane University in
Yoga & Meditation impact at this law school for more than 45 years. He Louisiana, then graduated with distinction frst in
Reduce Stress brought a wealth of knowledge -not only in admi- his class -from the University of Mississippi
ralty law, legal history and family law -but in people College of Law, where he not only served as a Law
The following and perspectives. He served in the U.S. Army infantry Review member, but also prepared, implemented and
stress-reduction classes and military intelligence and as judge advocate. He chaired the Moot Court Program. He later received an
are open to students, was on active duty in China during WWII with the LL.M. from Yale Law School. He joined UF's law
faculty and staff: Office of Strategic Services, forerunner of today's faculty in 969, and since has been honored as
Yoga CIA. He was in the U.S. Foreign Service in Shanghai, "Teacher of the Year" by his students, chosen by the
6:30730 m Mondas Tokyo and Madagascar, then retummed home to com- dean as an outstanding teacher in 1990, and selected
6:30-7:30 p.m., Mondays, plete his legal education at UF and serve as its law by UF's president and provost for the Increased
April 7, 14, 21 & 28 in librarian and professor of admiralty law. Every faculty Productivity Award for publications having a signifi-
the Auditorium, May 5 in member I spoke with described him as an exceptional- cant impact on consumer
the Faculty Dining Room. ly intelligent man with an astonishing thirst for lan- credit practices. He is a
Meditation guage and history, and distinguished teacher and
one of the most modest accomplished author
Thu3rsdys 350 HOL and enjoyable people whose many publications
Thursdays, 350 HOL with whom you could have had a national
For information: hope to spend time. hv impact on consumer cred-
Resource Counselor Ali Faculty and students it law. As his student, I
FlaLaw Unlverslty of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter April 7, 2003
can attest that he is most well-known and respected national law reviews to consistently publish on Westlaw Summer
for his approachability and generosity to students. He time," said Diaz. "As a result of this diligence, Associate Training
genuinely takes an interest in his students, welcoming the Review has attracted interest from myriad Westlaw Summer
them to his office and encouraging their thoughts and legal scholars and practitioners, domestic and Associate Training can
ideas in the classroom. He is a true "Souther gentle- abroad. We received more than 400 articles for help you prepare for your
man," who in addition to his extensive teaching .
man," who in addiion o his exensive eacng consideration this semester alone, including summer job. Sign up for
career has served as an officer in the U.S. Navy,
practiced law and, last but not least, works in the many from prominent institutions such as Yale, classes on campus during
restaurant business. To thank him for his many years Stanford, Harvard, Penn, NYU, Northwestern April by registering at
of dedication and service to the law school and its stu- and Texas." www.lawschool.
dents, Florida Law Review has dedicated its April edi- westlaw.com (click on
tion to Professor Williams. By Lori Moore Collective Needs, "Training"), stopping by
O Law Review Staff Individual Rights the Westlaw Bulletin
Editor Vivien Payne Balancing collective needs Board outside the Media
S(left, with Review and individual rights was the Lab or contacting a
Advisor/Professor underlying topic of this year's Westlaw student represen-
Dennis Calfee) has Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law, "When tative. To set up individ-
guided students in Terrorism Threatens Health: How Far are Limitations t
Florida Law Review for on Personal and Economic Liberties Justified," by
26 years. She received Lawrence Gostin (above), professor of law at Lizzie Johnson
the only standing ova- Georgetown and co-director of the Public Health (firstname.lastname@example.org).
tion of the evening during the presentation in her Program at Johns Hopkins University.
honor, after which more than 20 past and current edi- Since 9-11, civil liberty is a hot issue, and one
tors joined her on stage (below). uniting unlikely political bedfellows.
"Vivien is more than a Blue Book expert," said "The U.S. always has been rights-oriented,"
Review Editor-in-Chief Juan Diaz (3L). "She puts a Gostin said. "The political left focuses on individual
lot of herself into the Review. She's the reason we rights, autonomy and privacy; while the right focuses Staff Appreciation
publish five times a year and on time. She has high on freedom of contract and enterprise. Both empha- JMBA is sponsoring a
size freedoms, just a different set."
standards and expectations, and we improve just by se fdoms, js dieent se Staff Appreciation
Gostin fnds both sides tend to view bureaucra-
trying to live up to them. During her 26-year tenure, c siiar inefficient and with a te c t d Reception 3-4 p.m. Friday
h ha poitv 6 l1,0 cy similarly: inefficient and with a tendency toward pi p.m. a
she has positively impacted the lives of roughly 1,000 oppressive regulations. Partly due to this, Homeland (April 11) in the cafeteria
Review students, which is why so many of them Security-related policies in areas such as public to thank College of Law
showed up at the banquet to honor her" health policy and bio-terrorism have drawn fire from staff for their efforts
"She has always been available to students," Diaz both sides of the political aisle. throughout the year.
continued. "When they were hungry, she fed them. "Public health laws are deficient," Gostin said. "While students might
When they got married, she was there. When they "Most critical agents of bio-terrorism are unreported appear hurried at times, we
needed help or guidance about anything, personal or because of privacy legislation."
law school-related, she was there." Gostin was named prior to 9-11 to the commit-
tee writing the Model Emergency Health Powers Act your hard work and com-
now adopted by 22 states involving vaccination, mitment. Every employee
medical treatment, quarantine and hospital supplies. makes a unique, significant
"The Homeland Security Act is controversial, contribution to our envi-
and the Model Act has been viciously attacked by ronment and education,"
people across the political spectrum," Gostin said. wrote JMBA representa-
"Government has always made health policy deci-
Founded in 1947, Florida Law Review is a sions covertly, people just didn't realize that. tves. "Without a dedicated
legal journal and a student organization, with "In these times, we can't have it all in terms of staff, none of us would
about 55 students and 22 candidates -including personal rights and national security; both sides must enjoy all that we have here
ten senior and ten junior editors and more give up something. Each citizen must ask them- at the College of Law. You
than 2,000 alumni. Its five annual issues include selves, 'What obligation do I have to make the U.S. are professionals, mentors
safer, and what personal interests will I forgo?' This and friends."
one devoted to the Dunwody Lecture.
is a tough question, but one we all ultimately have to For details, contact:
"Due to tremendous efforts by our mem- answer," Gostin concluded. Canaan Himmelbaum
bers, Florida Law Review is one of the few By D. Cupples (2L) (Ewc22@aoan Hlmm
FlaLaw Unlverslty of Florida Levln College of Law Newsletter AprIl 7, 2003
UF Law in Top 50
for Faculty Quality
The University of O Publications & Presentations Agreement. The case
Texas has posted rankings Clarence J. TeSelle Professor Martin involves allegations by
of law schools according J. McMahon, Jr. spoke on a panel U.S. steel producers
to "faculty quality," as March 25 at the Tax Executives that Canadian steel
measured by a survey of Institute 53rd Midyear Conference in exported to the U.S. was manufactured with sub-
prominent law professors Washington, D.C. on "The Beat Goes sidies in violation of NAFTA. The hearings are in
(including Christopher On: Tax Shelter Developments, McMahon Washington, D.C.
Slobogin and Barbara Including Tax Accrual Workpapers, Codification Stephen C. O'Connell Professor
Bennett Woodhouse at of the Economic Substance Doctrine, CEO Christopher Slobogin will lecture to
UF). The Levin College Signature Requirement, and Return Disclosure." judges, prosecutors and defense attor-
of Law is in a group of Environmenal and Land Use Law neys about mental health law issues in
five "runners-up to the Program Director/Professor Alyson Honolulu, Hawaii, April 9-11.
top 40," along with Flournoy's article, "In Search of an Barbara Bennett Woodhouse lec- Slobogin
American, Brooklyn, Environmental Ethic," was published tures today (April 7) on "Children's
Rutgers-Newark, and in the Columbia Journal of Rights for the Next Century" at
Notre Dame. The rank- Environmental Law. She will present Flournoy Whittier Law School in honor of
ings are online at her article, "The Future of William Wesley Patton, founder of
www.utexas.edu/law/ Environmental Ethics and Environmental Law: the Whittier Center for Children's
faculty/bleiter/rankings/ Building From the Ground Up," at the University Rights. Woodhouse
rankings03.html. of Califomia-Davis this week, which also will
publish it in their environmental law joumal, O In The Spotlight
Environs. Palm Beach Post (3.31) Professor and former Air
Force Captain Diane H. Mazur quoted on dual-
Chesterfield Smith Professor Michael military parents, a phenomenon that has risen since
W. Gordon has been appointed by the Vietnam War when the force was heavily weight-
Canada and the U.S. to a bi-national ed toward single males.
panel his third NAFTA panel and The Independent Florida Alligator (3.27) Dean Jon
first involving Canada organized Mills quoted on hiring ofnew Center for the Study
under the North American Free Trade of Race and Race Relations Director Katheryn
(Announcements, Continued) Bankruptcy Team Makes Quarterfinals
help improve your school by serving on the UF law students Marsha O'Mara, Scott
Law Alumni Council, an advisory board of 200- Underwood and Nathan Coppernoll made the
Faculty Repot plus alumni from each graduating class who assist quarterfinals in the Duberstein National
Now Online with reunions, alumni outreach, fund-raising and Bankruptcy Competition. UF finished in the top
UF College of student support. five out of 32 teams from across the nation.
Law faculty are inter- To join, bring your resume to Mary Griffin "Throughout the entire competition and at the
nationally renowned. in Development & Alumni Affairs (282 HOL) and final banquet, other competitors, coaches and
Read about their get a copy of the bylaws. Then attend an introduc- judges came over to tell our team how well they
progress and how they tory meeting with Alumni Council President Ken did and how impressed they were," said Coach
are transforming their Johnson Friday (April 11), 2:30-3:30 p.m., Lauren Heatwole. "Marsha, Scott and Nate's
school into one of the Dean's Conference Room (334-A HOL). professionalism and constant efforts, not to men-
nation's top 10 in the Student members are encouraged though tion their spectacular performances, were above
2003 UF Law Faculty not required to attend the council meeting reproach. We also are grateful to assistant coaches
Report, now available Saturday (April 12), 9:30 a.m., 297 HOL, and Steven Southwell, Adam Vorhis, Camelia
on the Web. Go to luncheon following at 11 a.m. in the law school Coward and JoAnn Guererro; team members
www.law.ufl.edu, click cafeteria. RSVP by April 4 to Griffin Lindsay Conner, Doug Knox and Julia Farkus;
on "Publications," then (email@example.com or 392-9296). (Announcements Continue Page 8)
"2003 Faculty Report."
FlaLaw University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter April 7, 2003
Longtime LIC Director Betty Taylor Honored at Dunwody Banquet 'Heritage of
Leadership' April 11
The following tribute to Legal Information Lexis. For these innovative achievements and her outstand- Leadershp' April 11
Center (LIC) Director Grace W. "Betty" Taylor ing contribution to the profession, Taylor's colleagues at the A dozen of the UF
(below, as she expressed her appreciation after the American Association of Law Libraries awarded her the College of Law's most
speech) was made prestigious Marian Gould Gallagher Award. And these prestigious graduates will
bFlorida Law efforts continue at the law school under her direction be honored posthumously
by loriea plans for the new Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center by induction into a new
Review member call for one of the most technologically sophisticated u
Robert Luck at libraries in the country, and incorporate many of the same "Heritage of Leadership"
the Dunwody visions Taylor had 30 years before. recognition society estab-
Banquet March 27 But Taylor's most influential and beautiful project, her lished by the Law Center
(see page 4). "Montecello," is made up of the students who have benefit- Association Board of
ed from her years of service. Among her former library Trustees. The college's
workers are Florida governors, legislators, judges and
Sir Walter Scott wrote, "A lawyer without history ors o gi, Office of Development &
numerous other state and national dignitaries not to men-
literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; [but] if she n, fe orer Alumni Affairs will host a
t she 'tion, a few former Florida Law Review members. For the Alumni Affairs will host a
epo sses saroe owledge or f these, she may venture to call last four decades, she has taught thousands of students ceremony in their honor at
herself an architect." Professor Betty Taylor has dedicated
her legal carer to the study of history and literature and through a variety of course offerings most notably, for the 4 p.m. Friday (April 11) in
her legal career to the study of history and literature and
last 20 years, her "Computers and the Law" Seminar. And,
for the last 40 years her architecture has included libraries, the Faculty Dining Room.
S s 0 y h as busy as she is, Taylor still found time to serve as faculty
scholarly thought, and the minds of generations of students. a he s aor st od te to see asc Family members of the 12
advisor for the Internet and Computer Law Association.
Taylor built the Legal Information Center twice. In Her influence on students can especially be felt on the honorees (list below) have
1962, only one month after becoming director, the old
y n nH ai co ectod Review. Countless research editors and candidates doing been invited to attend,
library in Bryan Hall and its vast collection were destroyed '
by fire. She single-handedly marshaled student volunteers, Work Quarter Edits have time and time again silently along with alumni and
dby tir e singeanded asaed sden nees thanked Taylor for the completeness of LIC's paper collec- administrators.
donations, state agencies and tion, the ease with which
the university's Physical Plant ________"tinfmti can e sah, Inute
Division to rebuild the damaged "As the law school begins to build its new information can be searched, Inductees
and the knowledge and
collection no small feat when exterior, Taylor serving as her own architect friendliness she instills in her Alto Adams, Sr.
one knows how difficult it is to and using history as her brick and literature staff. I know I have. But (JD 21), 1899-1989
deal with varying university as her mortar is building her own monument maybe she has taken such Baya M. Harrison, Jr.
bureaucracies. But, as anyone
who has worked with Taylor to the institution she loves; a book detailing care to do these things (JD 35), 1912-1975
knows, it is that dangerous the long and storied History of the University because Taylor was a Review
research editor herself. Or enjamin
combination of a strong will of Florida College of Law. No doubt, a maybe it's because she also Campbell Thornal
and sparkling personality that chapter could be written on her career alone." has written and researched (JD 30), 1908-1970
has always seen her through, no .
matter how difficult the task. extensively including four E. Dixie Beggs, Jr.
atter how lt the tasarticles with the Review. Her July 2002 Review article, "A (JD 31) 1908-2001
In 1969, not seven years later, Taylor oversaw the History of Race and Gender at the University of Florida
expansion of the library to its new home in Holland Hall. Levin College of Law," is a comprehensive document track- Frank E. Maloney, Sr.
Levin College of Law," is a comprehensive document track-
Under her stewardship, the library has grown by leaps and ing the history of our institution through the eyes of its stu- (JD 42), 1918-1980
bounds. It doubled its holdings in the first five years and faculty and administration. Harold B. Crosby
dents, faculty and administration. Harold B. Crosby
has since tripled the collection. Today, Florida's law library And, as the law school begins to build its new exterior,
recognized as having one of the largest collections in the And, as the law school begins to build its new extenor, (JD 48), 1918-1996
is recognized as having one of the largest collections in the
Taylor serving as her own architect and using history as
country more than 600,000 volumes. her brick and literature as her mortar is building her own Harold L. Sebring, Sr.
Like a good ah hher bnck and literature as her mortar is building her own
Like all good architects -those remembered beyond monument to the institution she loves; a book detailing the (JD 28), 1898-1968
the life of their buildings and who leave an imprint on all long and storied "History of the University of Florida James C. Adkins, Jr.
works that come thereafter- Taylor is a visionary. She was
s t c t e w College of Law." No doubt, a chapter could be written on (JD 38), 1915-1994
the first to realize the potential of computers to influence, her career alone.
expand and forever change the scope of legal research. As In the July 2002 issue of the Review, four colleagues Lawton Chiles
early as 1971 before the public envisioned such a thing as wrote a tribute to Taylor to acompany her essay. In con- (JD 55), 1930-1998
wrote a tnbute to Taylor to accompany her essay. In con-
personal computers Taylor was writing in scholarly jour- cluding, they wrote, "[we] remember Betty as a constant Sidney M. Aronovitz
nals about the impact computes cd he on tcluding, they wrote, "[we] remember Betty as a constant Sidney M. Aronovitz
nals about the impact computers could have on the future of .
nals about the i compa uters could havn e o of source of help and an equally constant, friendly, and stabi- (JD 43), 1920-1997
libraries. When computers were still filling large rooms, lizing presence in the law school. Upon her well-eaed
lizing presence in the law school. Upon her well-earned Spard Tindspv
Taylor was creating indexes and databases to streamline and iin. Sr i. hed pessard Lindsey
retirement, her job will be filled, but the vacuum created by
make readily available the library's increasing capabilities. th en her sonaliy aog us will rea Holland, Sr.
the absence of her personality among us will remain until
These early efforts are the precursor to today's indis- long after the last of her carer-mates has also retired." (JD 16 ), 1892-1971
pensable nternet-based library indexing and cataloguing I couldn't have said it better myself. Stephen C. O'Connell
and Web-based information resources like Westlaw and
(JD 40), 1916-2001
FlaLaw Unlverslty of Florida Levln College of Law Newsletter April 7, 2003
Academic and event UF Law Students Called to Active Duty in Iraq War
calendars are linked to
the College of Law Just weeks before final exams, Lieutenant Ryon Little, a 1996
five second-year UF law students graduate of the Coast Guard
home page at
were called into active duty in the Academy, now is defending U.S.
war against Iraq: Capt. Matt borders against terrorism at the
what's coming up or Brannen (Marine), Cpl. Juan j Port of Miami, monitoring all ships
add your event online. Tabio (Marine), Lt. Ryon Little B traversing the port.
And while you're (Coast Guard), Sgt. Edward Sergeant Ed Lohrer is serving
there, click on the Lohrer (Army) and Taylor as a tank crew member with the
"Publications" link for Pancake (Marine). Florida National Guard, while
pdfs ofFlaLaw and Brannen, founding member of Taylor Pancake who was late
other materials. the college's Military Law Students arriving at law school due to his
Association (MLSA), left a wife Marine Corps work is with the
and two-year-old daughter behind Marines at an undisclosed location.
Get FlaLaw via to serve as leader of the Sea Air | Il "The military postal system
e-mail each Friday. Liaison Team (SALT). Brannen -l^ cannot handle any more packages
Send your request to also is an active member of the l'.lei right now, but people can write let-
Westside Baptist Church, and a ters. If you don't know a deployed
support from people there and nWih e service member, you can leave a
from the law school for his family "Dear Service-member" letter with
I, has already begun. MLSA, and we'll get it there," said Berlin. "We
*"MLSA started a roster of ask that everyone stand behind our troops,
volunteers to help Matt's wife with yard work regardless of their feelings about the war."
UNIvETSTY v FlrO RID and such," said MLSA member Steve Berlin "Sometimes under the pressure of school,
(2L), an Army field artillery officer. it's easy to forget the pressures outside," said
FlaLaw is published each Corporal J.C. Tabio from Miami, a former Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs
week school is in session. Columbia football player, also was called to Patrick Shannon. "Our students who have left
serve on SALT. Tabio worked with fellow us to defend our country remind us of the impor-
Jon Mills, Dean MLSA member Brannen in the successful tance of things outside the scholastic arena."
Michael Friel, Associate
ichael Friel, Asociate "Toys for Tots" and "Books for Tots" drives -By D. Cupples (2L),
Dean for Academic Affairs
Patrick Shannonat the college. with contributions by Steve Berlin (2L)
Associate Dean for
Administrative Affairs (Announcements, Continued) Alachua County's kids.
William Page, Associate Dean Danet, Scott K. & Robin McKinney; professors "This year is bigger and better, with some
for Faculty Development Jeffrey Davis and Winton Williams; and serious challenges and payoffs," said Associate
Gail Sasnett, Associate Dean Attorney T.J. Fraiser for their help. Professor Danaya Wright. "We have a new cate-
for Students, Professionalism
or Students, Poeionasgory of 'constructive bowler' for those leaving
and Community Relations Graduation Reception May 17 town or who can't bowl for other reasons. And
Editor: Debra Anirin
Photography: Jennifer Graduating seniors and their guests are Aubroncee Martin of the Public Defender's
Piascik, Kristen Bartlett invited to a Spring 2003 Graduation Reception Office and I are organizing a challenge to the stu-
Saturday, May 17, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., at the dent body to field a bowling team from each rec-
Deadline: 10 a.m. Tuesday College of Law. Invitations will be distributed in ognized student group to win a networking recep-
for next week's newsletter. student folders. R.S.V.P. by Friday, May 9, to tion for the student bowlers. Students in turn have
E-mail news toflalaw@law. Julie Barnes (392-9238 or firstname.lastname@example.org). challenged the local Bar to raise $10,000. If they
ufl.edu, or bring disk (PC
format, text in WordPerfect succeed, 20 law students will each do five hours
or Word, include contact Bowlers, Sponsors Needed of pro bono research or other work for any law
information) to 288 Holland The annual "Big Brothers, Big Sisters Bowl firm or lawyer raising at least $500."
Hall. (Submit news for The for Kid's Sake" is noon Saturday, May 10, at Contact Wright (email@example.com or
Docket to the John Marshall Alley Katz, and the law school community is 392-5004) to participate or for more information.
Bar Association.) encouraged to once again help raise money for