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Table of Contents
    Dean's message
        Page 1
    Center for Career Services
        Page 2
    Changing your attitude helps reduce exam stress
        Page 3
    Law facilities construction schedule, logistics analyzed
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 6
    Race conference explored influence of literature, language and lyrics
        Page 7
    UF Law student Christopher O'Neal heads National Black Law Students Association
        Page 8
    College of Law calendar
        Page 8
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Universlty of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 6 No. 21 AprIl 14, 2003

SInside
Law Construction
Two recent surveys-Leiter ad are UF and North Carolia -tle Schedule, Logistics
US News & World Rep confirm onlytwo public instttions TLane, Under Review (4)
tlie UF College of Law's status as a t op Vanderbilt, Duke and Emrory. BLSA Honors
law school in America and among the Ranilngs of educational institu- O'Neal, Nunn During
very best i tie Soutlieast. tions are not always reliable, regard-N Reunion Weekend (7)
Thiis Sgood newsL, though 1 hlave less of formulas used, but they do help UF Law Student
alway felt and still do thlat we i*measure our progress. They also point Heads National Black
areC underrted in national rankings. 1 to areas where we need to work hard- Law Students
am optimstii, however, that tlie synergy creat- er, such as in our bar passage rate. Association (8)
ed by our hiring tiis year of an extraordinary Efforts to improve othier statistics oir
group of new factlty, the continuing excellence student faculty ratio, expenditures for students
of our current faculty, and the possibilities soon and "at graduation@ hiring Late are under-
to be presented by new, state-of-the-art facilities way Tlie first two sIould improve with addi-
will help our reputation catch1 up to our reality. tional faculty hires and more resources.

effofirts and tihe superior quality of our faculty due to tIhe UF College of Law being one of the
and studet ody are firly in the top few schools in the ntry wthrank two gradatingin the
tier and getting better each year. To summarize: classes, since employment fgures for&
SBrian Leiter of tie University of Texas has post- December graduatIng classes typically don't
ed tle 200-04 Ranking of Law Faculty Qulity cat ) n o Ihose for f gradates until 6-9country's
orine at aw t/b te months after gradation. Our strategic plan
akgs gshtmIt ates law sools calls for liminat te prin class afer 2005, rad Tax Ra n ked
according to "faculty qualityv, as measured by a which Should dramatically improve this rating. Secondin Naton




tion are New York
UF law professors Christoplier Slobogin and of Law is firmNly in tha top 25 percant of the Law's Graduate Tax
Barbara Beninett W'oodhOuSe. Thc Levin nation's 185 ABA-aceradited Iw sehools, and Program continues to
CoIcagc of Law laustedl among fi\ e ota- at the \ en to) in] thC SOuhacast. We are proad rank second in the
rn- to li top 40.- of tis acomplismnt and national rcgntion nation in U S. News &
Ontin f q f o d bH World Report's annual

best graduate schools.
natiomn de 23rd ti GPA, 39th boftli jaoal of becorinng one of tia naion's top 10 Other law schools
StUdentflICIltY ratio and peer- reCpuitation, and pIblic CoeeCS of lawaud h)S LIS focuIs on1 in the top five in taxa-
4Stil 0erai. wlat we neced todoIL) to aine this happen. tion are New York
University, Georgetown,
Lyer 11Udents and in aons are npHarvard and Yale.


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Parking Decals .
Parking restrictions
will be lifted in UF com- 2003 Externship Registration Numbers
muter lots during the last Students who turned in acknowledgement
week of exams (April forms complete and signed by all parties -
26-May 2). can get registration numbers for 2003 extern-
Remember to renew ships in Career Services.
your decal for summer
and/or next year, since Interested in Pro Bono?
decals expire May 1. Create Your Own Opportunity
Sandy Tyson will sell
Sady s If you haven't made plans for summer, consider
decals in the Dean's
des in te Deans volunteering in Gainesville or your hometown.
Aprilte a.m.-4 p.m., Career Services can help you create your own pro Career Services staff (clockwise from back left) Donna
hApril 29-3. bono opportunity if it meets the following criteria: McDavid, Mary-Ellen Cross, Laura leanne Conway, Edrene
Shands and UF fac-
had ad 1. Work that is legal in nature; ohnson and Jessie Howell encourage students to stop by the
ulty, TEAMS and USPS center for assistance in their job search.
2. With a government agency, court or
employees can order
mpoys an order non-profit agency; process, deadlines andjob fairs in general.
decals online at
wwbsd ufl.edu/decal/ 3. Supervised by an attomey; If you cannot attend, please make an
declntro.asp. Orders will 4. For which you receive no compensation or appointment to speak with a Career Services
be processed and billed academic credit; representative.
through payroll deduc- 5. That benefits the underserved, underrepresented
tion, and the decal or those with limited resources. Working This Summer?
mailed to your home. Just put your idea in writing and bring your Students working this summer are asked to
proposal to Career Services. stop by Career Services to fill out a 2003
Note: Those with delin- Summer Employment Questionnaire.
quent parking citations Job Fair Meeting Thursday
or outstanding decal bal- A mandatoryjob fair meeting will be held Pro Bono Certificates Available
ances from the previous Thursday (April 17) at 11:30 a.m. in 290 Students who did not attend the Pro Bono
year must pay balances Holland Hall for students wishing to learn about Awards Brunch can pick up their certificate in
due before their order job fairs the UF College of Law participates in. Career Services.
may be processed. Discussion topics will include the application


SALSA Race Judicata Now April 19 tion by buying emissions credits for sulfur dioxide
SALSA's Race Judicata has been rescheduled, a leading cause of acid rain.
and now begins at 8 a.m. Saturday (April 19).
Funds raised will be used to send care packages to Graduation Reception May 17
UF law students, family members and friends on Graduating seniors and their guests are
duty overseas. Sign up on the law school con- invited to a Spring 2003 Graduation Reception
Cafeteria Hours course 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays. Saturday, May 17, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., at the
Change April 28 College of Law. Invitations will be distributed in
Hours for the ELULS Meeting, Earth Day Celebration student folders. R.S.V.P. by Friday, May 9, to
college's Litigator The Environmental and Land Use Law Julie Barnes (392-9238 or barnes@law.ufl.edu).
Lunchbox (cafeteria) Society (ELULS) will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday
will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (April 16) in 290 Holland Hall for elections. Bowlers, Sponsors Needed
Monday, April 28, The society will sponsor an Earth Day The annual "Big Brothers, Big Sisters Bowl
through Thursday, May Celebration 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22. The for Kid's Sake" is noon Saturday, May 10, at
8. It will be closed May theme is sustainable consumption, and activities Alley Katz, and the law school community is
9, the last Friday of will include tabling, a silent auction and refresh- encouraged to once again help raise money for
exams. ments. Auction proceeds will help remove pollu- (Announcements Continue Page 3)


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Changing Your Attitude Helps Reduce Exam Stress
As exams approach, the stress and 5. A need to control or intimidate others.
pressure of this environment become 6. Hyper-aggressiveness and free-floating
more palpable. The choices we make in hostility (underlying anger that can erupt
how to deal with tension have a remark- upon slight stimulation).
able impact on our state of mind, happi- These behavior and thought patterns
ness and success in our endeavors. Contact Kane for are correlated with higher health risks
Psychologists have identified modes of free, confidential and lower life satisfaction.
assistance and
thinking and behaving that are likely to counseling. On the other hand, individuals who
create excessive stress which is ulti- maintain self-esteem and perspective MacKay Speaks
mately counterproductive and those likely during stressful events not only tend to be at Graduation
to create healthy motivation balanced with healthier and happier, but can often be more
Kenneth H.
perspective and relaxation. successful. To nurture this approach:
Modes of thinking and behaving that lead to 1. Challenge the negative, critical voice inside of "Budy" MacKay, Jr.
unhealthy, excessive stress include: you that says you can't do it, aren't good or, forr U. Scial
ors), former U.S. Special
1. Low self-esteem may push individuals to gauge enough, or other variation of this themes. vo for te erica
Envoy for the Americas
their value and success by constantly comparing 2. Reward yourself for hard work and remind and Florida Governor,
and Florida Governor,
themselves to others, and need to "get ahead" of yourself of your strengths and positive qualities. give the commence-
will give the commence-
everyone else. They may feel ifthey aren't "on 3. See challenges as opportunities to learn and ment address at law
top," they are without value. grow, rather than catastrophes. school graduation cere-
2. Lack of confidence in one's abilities in times of 4. Trust that you will do your best in each monies (May 17, 9 a.m.,
evaluation causes a panic reaction in which one situation, without the need for extreme panic Stephen C. O'Connell
cannot decipher what is important and what is reactions. Center). A receptin at
Center). A reception at
not. In the case of exams, this lack of discrimi- 5. Surround yourself with supportive friends the law school for grad-
nation can lead to frantically studying all infor- and family socializing with those who you uates, family and friends
mation with equal urgency. care about and who care about you can be a immediately follows.
3. A constant sense of urgency everything is great stress reliever. MacKay (above, in
done in a rush to beat the clock. 6. Learn to have patience, forgiveness and his official "governor's
4. Constant multi-tasking (polyphasia) this eas- kindness towards yourself and others. portrait") was Florida
ily leads to sensory overload and compromises By Resource Counselor Ali Kane Lieutenant Governor
the quality of each task that's done. (alikane@ufl.edu). from 1990-1998, and
served briefly as gover-
(Announcements, Continued) Contact Wright (wrightdc@law.ufl.edu or nor following the death
Alachua County's kids. 392-5004) to participate or for more information. of Governor Lawton
"This year is bigger and better, with some Chiles while in office.
serious challenges and payoffs," said Associate FJILWrite-Ons MacKay was elect-
Professor Danaya Wright. "We have a new cate- The Florida Journal oflnternational Law ed to the U.S. House of
gory of 'constructive bowler' for those leaving congratulates the following write-ons for the Representatives in 1982
town or who can't bowl for other reasons. And Spring 2003 comment writer competition: Dana for the first of his three
Aubroncee Martin of the Public Defender's Gasser, Paul Ghiotto, Carly Baetz, Vidal Cardova, terms, and was a mem-
Office and I are organizing a challenge to the stu- Eyal Berger and Christine Derr. ber of the Florida State
dent body to field a bowling team from each rec- Senate from 1974-1980
ognized student group to win a networking recep- JLPP Case Comments Available and Florida House of
tion for the student bowlers. Students in turn have Students who submitted Journal ofLaw and Representatives 1968-
challenged the local Bar to raise $10,000. If they Public Policy case comments may pick up their 1974. He was an U.S.
succeed, 20 law students will each do five hours submissions with feedback in the JLPP Air Force Pilot 1955-
of pro bono research or other work for any law office any time prior to April 25. (Only JLPP 1958.
firm or lawyer raising at least $500." submissions will be returned.) For information:
(Announcements Continue Page 6)


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"It is important to note
we are in good hands. Law Facilities Construction Schedu~~ Logistics Analyzed
Howie Ferguson and others
in Facilities Planning &
Construction have handled Plans fo an xpnsin of th College of
numerous similar projects, La hav bn discussed for nny yars, and
and completed them ABA e noted during acreditation
professionally and well. inspections seen as ago that the collee
Their competence ensures lacked ad both in trm of
the safety of our people qantit and qulity i it Legal Infonnation
and success of our project." Center (LIC).
Dean Jon MilsResach and planning efforts intensified in
Dean Jon Mills
1999 following a collabor-ation with the College
Project Factoid s ofArcitecture to begin the col-
U Augmenting four existing 20- lege'S future facility needs In 2001, a
seat seminar rooms, the project fundraising effort raised $623 nillion i private
will provide 16 new classrooms, support -w h was suppleiented by state and
including five with 115 seats; five UF mnie to fund construction.
with 75 seats; and six with 35
seats. Larger rooms will be tiered
with fixed tables, while smaller deeloped a fo l program fo xpanding the
"seminar" rooms will be flat with Legal niation Center and adding stat-of- Th first phase of construction will rnovat/conver olland
moveable furnishings. Audio-visual the-ar classroom space. The program used Hafs first two ors no brary space and provd new
components will allow multi-media bo as a means for approving th projct and clasts and as twn and
presentations in all rooms, and a Bi ls n
some will include full power and as the asis f desig b the selected d as a plaza ar
data to all or many seats. One Achitectuial (A/E) team is a
room designed as a "ceremonial" detailed narrative and outline of all planned
room for functions and presenta- pace, with coesponding budgets schedues p s were
tions will be large enough to jstifications an utilities ipact analysis.
accommodate 150 people. bined into a single $22.5 million project to allw
The expanded LIC will meet f cnsideation of all collge's facilities
and exceed programmed space ~The sol uon caOen alid J OW Ieinn
goals, and will position the col- flriher developed incles extensive The A/E selection process was structured to
lege to be at or above its peers infloors fHolld favor tamoriented, flexible des
terms of space per student and
volumes per square foot. Hall, infill uc n bet and that incude an extensive pre-design
About two-thirds of construc- conneting Holland and Bruton-Geer Halls, period to get designers "up to speed" on the col-
tion monies will be used to reno- and t- The
vate or infill space such as the nedN b a G nn
concourse in Holland Hall. Byn open green pace.
concentrating new construction a oton a chit Ur-
between existing buildings, the al Ao t is
college's "footprint" remains basi- LIC
cally the same, allowing for devel-
opment of new green space at the Ind t
northwest "gateway" to campus.
The project will be designed intaff pa A second fro
compliance with standards set by elope fo srol n o
the U.S. Green Building Council's far ess inti n lloN -on Nit
Leadership in Energy and and ni
Environmental Design (LEED). the LIC puljet. Sin funding for the LIC
Other space or functional needs
quantified during programming tig "
were deemed less operationally nd U n
vital than library and classroom in ~e det
spaces, so their development
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CWhat We Know Now
surveyed as the sort of terms that do not, but U The existing auditorium and
, describe the ical"Alpine" classrooms in Holland
comprise the UF ColleC tie of Lawoe StniCtUprl, Hall will be completely demol-
ished from the roof down to the
engineeringI systems and materials saidies wr eis ihe roof d l o ihe
Sground. The re-constructed floors
conducted to gain a thorough understanding of will house LIC functions on he
So The gaiwill house LIC functions on the
the constraints and conditins of the t N estn first and second floors, and three
buildings and surrounding s Images like this of the law school's proposed "new look" are in 75-seat classrooms on the third.
Armed with this backgr d i o Facilities Planning & Construction's online Power Point presenta- This demolition is expected to
the team gan w in with te ollege, c tion: Mww.facilities.ufl.edu/projects/brISO/LandUseASD.ppt. take place during Summer 2004.
struction manager and otier UF entities t) Top Construction Questions U Most new classrooms will be
abuilt on three levels between
St w l b When will logistics decisions be made? Holland and Bruton-Geer Halls.
priority issues of LIC and classroom space for Intense planning efforts are underway now with This will create a large atrium
the given ohe design team, construction manager and a space and help promote horizon-
The sution chosen and no being further variety of "user groups." The goal is to develop tal and vertical circulation in and
deve d I ncudes extensiv renovatin of the the most efficient, least disruptive and most eco- between buildings.
first t flos of Holland Hall, infl const nomical strategy, but certainly the project will U While some relocation of
tion between and connecting Holland and create logistical challenges. The general plan resources and personnel may
Brtn-eer Hlls, a deelpmen should be developed by the end of this term, occur this summer, actual con-
with details to follow as they are known. struction and renovation will not
n s f Ws as i n e ill the law school be closed or classes begin until Fall 2003. The first
Cla s e eqipped cancelled this year due to construction? area likely to be affected is the
lNo. If noise levels become disruptive, classes library (west half of Holland).
ati, the LIC i l ent eat1 i pred eff i- and/or staff may be temporarily relocated to u Scheduled classes and courses
en exanded seatng n stak cpa nd other campus facilities in the future, but those will continue through next year.
CCUlati n btw n the ta Stig hUildiMS affected will be notified in advance. Students should be able to con-
Sbe eae t inl n tri Will parking become more difficult? tinue to attend class on the law
sNo. (How could it?) The staff parking lot west of campus this fall and next spring.
SHolland Hall will be re-constructed south of the Classes after Spring 2004 nega-
existing U-shaped driveway, and the commuter tively impacted by intensified
the e h a 4i tt lots east and south of the college will remain as construction will be held else-
llos Sc t to is. The staff lot and driveway will be converted where at UF
ass s th un e t n into green/plaza space, and loading/receiving U The vast majority of the
and te xistig Br n- er H relocated to the east end of Bruton-Geer Hall. interior of Bruton-Geer and most
The desin onept as e ope intr- The new staff lot will include about the same faculty/staff offices on the third
nnumber of spaces now available in the lot and floor of Holland will not be
t ,driveway, though the walking distance will be physically affected.
f cu1tt @slightly increased.
admi n nd t cs Will there be a schedule of when construction
rwill occur in specific areas? "We are investigating
aiYes -as soon as plans and details solidify. options and developing
Sa How can I stay updated on the status of strategies for getting this
d construction and how it may impact me? work done in the most
iled o he nt f n FlaLaw suspends publication for summer, but we efficient, cost-effective way
there ere otr d s s will convey construction updates and other news of po w e
possible, while minimizing
interest through UF Law E-News, a text-based
ae ben a r rUS newsletter e-mailed at least monthly to law faculty potential problems for our
Sand staff and -as needed to the student list- faculty, staff and students.
So o a e l serve. (Others may subscribe at www.law.ufl.edu/ Please contact me if you
n the LIC nd ins s U lists/flalaw or by e-mailing flalaw@law.ufl.edu.) have suggestions or areas
e e s f inS in nd ill Information also will be available on the library of special concern."
at coinit space tat selectronic message board, and on the UF Facilities ssocate Dean for
Planning and Construction website:
nd pewww.facilities.ufl.edu/. Administrative Affairs
Patrick Shannon



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Bar Exam Lunch
The law school has
arranged for a boxed O Publications & Presentations O In The
lunch from Hattrick's Stephen C. O'Connell Professor Spotlight
for students taking the Jeffrey Harrison's book, Law and The Boston
Bar exam in Tampa in Economics in a Nutshell, has been Herald (3.26) Chesterfield Smith
July. published in Japanese (copy available Professor Fletcher Baldwin quoted
The lunch is avail- in Faculty Lounge). on Saddam Hussein's likely method
able at the reduced cost Assistant Professor Sherrie Russell- of hiding illicit money transactions.
of $5 per day, since the Brown published "Labor Rights as Richmond Times Dispatch (3.31) -
Tampa firm of Zinober Human Rights: The Situation of Stephen C. O'Connell Chair
& McCrae underwrites Women Workers in Jamaica's Free Christopher Slobogin quoted on the
its cost each year. To Export Zones," in 24 Berkeley J civil commitment of sex offenders.
sign up, see Sandy Labor & Employment Law 179 Tallahassee Democrat (4.01) Dean
Tyson or Yolanda (2003). Jon Mills quoted on minority enroll-
Mickle in the Dean's Affiliate Professor Paul Magnarella ment in state law schools.
Suite. recently gave two invited lectures Palm Beach Post (3.31) Professor
"Women in Islam," and "The Causes Diane Mazur quoted on dual-military
of Genocide" at Warren Wilson College in marriages and resulting childcare
North Carolina. issues.
Cone, Wagner, Nugent, Johnson, Hazouri & Roth Gainesville Sun (3.25) Professor Magnarella
Professor Juan F. Perea was invited to present his quoted on possible U.S. breaches of interational
work and moderate a panel April 11-12 at law when dealing with captured Taliban fighters.
Harvard University's Latino Law and Policy
Conference: Latino Leadership and Collective
Power.

(Announcements, Continued) Policy Senior Karen Persis
JLPP Student Works Senior Lisa Achrekar Production Senior Miguel Collazo
(lacharekar@msn.com). Bylaws Revision Chair Joel Feldman
JLPP also has elected its Fall 2003 Editorial
Executive Board: Criminal ClinicJury Selection
Editor-in-Chief Steve LaSota UF law Criminal Clinic students will conduct
Managing Editor Miriam Dillard voir dire Wednesday (April 16). There will be two
Faculty Report Articles Executive Editor Danielle Burns rounds: one 4-5 p.m. and the second 5-6 p.m.
Now Online Articles Executive Editor Paul McDermott E-mail Professor Michelle Jacobs
UF College of Research Executive Editor Kristen Davis (JacobsM@law.ufl.edu) for information.
Law faculty are inter- Research Executive Editor Jessica Black
nationally renowned. Student Works Executive Lisa Acharekar Georgia Bar Exam BAR/BRI Course
Read about their Senior Board Assistant Editor-in-Chief Students planning to take the Georgia Bar
progress and how they Amanda Reid exam this July who would like to participate in a
are transforming their Assistant Managing Editor Matthew Carson BAR/BRI course at the UF College of Law this
Assistant Managing Editor Matthew Carson
school into one of the s S E A L summer may be able to do so. BAR/BRI will pro-
Articles Senior Editor Allison Landgraph
nation's top 10 in the Editor vide the official course for the Georgia Bar exam
2003 UFLawFaculty Artcles(as opposed to the audio/home study course), to
Report, now available Research Senior Editor Laura Minton UF law students ifjust five more sign up.
on the Web. Go to Research Senior Editor Rachel Yff To participate or for details, e-mail Shireen
www.law.ufl.edu, click Student Works Senior Editor Lisset Gonzales Hormozdi (Shireen997@hotmail.com) or call
on "Publications," then Notes Editor Sheena Thraker Georgia Bar/BRI (1-800-360-7277).
"2003 Faculty Report." Interdisciplinary Senior Chris Roper


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C Westlaw Summer
Students "Give Back" Though Cift Associate Trainin
Associate Training
Third-year law students Minh Han (left) We w
Westlaw Summer
and Todd Herberghs are among those urging
Associate Training can
their fellow soon-to-be graduates to "give back"iae ano
help you prepare for your
to the college upon graduation through partici- summer job. Sign up for
pation in a Class Gift.
classes on campus during
Thanks to enthusiastic efforts by student classes on campus dunng
members of the law school's Alumni Council, a lawschool.
www.1awschool.
record 31 percent of the Fall '02 graduating w lawco
westlaw.com (click on
class participated in their Class Gift, and were
able to present a check for $14,320 to Dean Jon the Westlaw Bulletin
Mills at December commencement. Leading efforts on the Spring '03 Graduating Class Gift are
Board outside the Media
student members of the Alumni Council, including Nicole Kibert (class chair), Debra Geiger, Susan
Lab or contacting a
Mikolaitis, Tomasz Bartosz, Leslie Press, Todd Herberghs, Kelly Daoud, Gisela Then-Caceres, Westlaw student represen-
Sherri Stinson, Robyn Mandel, Chris Hand, Shawntoyia Grier and Cecil Rolle. a s t pinrd -
tative. To set up individ-
ual training, contact
Race Conference Explored Influence of Literature, Language & Lyrics Lizzie Johnson
( llohnson@hotmail. com).
The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations (CSRRR) hosted its fourth annual confer-
ence, "Rhyme, Rhetoric and Race: Exploring the Influence of Language, Literature and Lyrics on
Race Relations" March 27-28. Harvard Law Professor Lani Guinier was keynote speaker, and ses-
sions focused on legal aspects of hate speech, censorship and literature promoting "emotional segre-
gation." The event also included discussions on legal rights and responsibilities and roles of educa-
tors, legislators, litiga-
tors and parents, as well
as interdisciplinary pre-
sentations on history and
the development of
racialized literature and
expressions.
Yoga & Meditation
Keynote speaker Lani Guinier Reduce Stress
(seated) speaks at a signing of
her book with former CSRRR The following
Director Rahim Reed, now asso- stress-reduction classes
ciate executive vice chancellor
are open to students,
for campus community relations
at the University of California, faculty and staff:
and current Associate Director
and conference organizer Desta Yoga
Meghoo-Peddie. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mondays,
April 14, 21 & 28 in the
O'Neal and Nunn Honored During BLSA Alumni Reunion Weekend Auditorium, May 5 in the
UF law student Christopher O'Neal (see page 8) was honored as Student of the Faculty Dining Room.
Year, and Professor Kenneth Nunn received the faculty award in recognition of his many
efforts at the Black Law Students Association's (BLSA) 14th Annual Alumni Reunion
Weekend March 27-30. The weekend offered students and alumni the opportunity to 6:30-7:30 pm.,
network at a "power breakfast" and wine and cheese reception, be entertained at a Caf Thursdays, 350 HOL
Expresso poetry reading, and learn valuable information through CLE's and workshops. Nunn For information:
It concluded with the Virgil Hawkins Awards Gala, which featured Ava Parker, president of the Resource Counselor Ali
Virgil Hawkins Chapter of the National Bar Association. Kane (alikane@ufl.edu).



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Stay in Touch UF Law Student Christopher O'Neal Heads
This Summer
iL sm ens National Black Law Students Association
FlaLaw suspends
publication for summer, Honors and responsibilities are piling In February
but you can stay updated up for second-year UF law student Christopher 2003, he was select-
on construction and O'Neal. He was just appointed executive direc- ed for the law
other news of interest tor of the National Black Law Students school's formidable
through UFLaw Association (NBLSA) the first UF student in Trial Team, which
E-News, a text-based, that role after serving as special assistant to recently placed
e-mail newsletter. its board in 2002-03. He also was just elected second in national
Subscribe at www.law. president of BLSA's local chapter, and plans to competition.
ufl.edu/lists/flalaw or by volunteer at the regional level. "I am looking
e-mailing "BLSA represents students of color in forward to working
f alaABA-accredited law schools across the nation, with and learning
including Harvard, Yale and Stanford," O'Neal from some of this
Get FlaLaw va said. "The appointment of a UF student to the country's best Law student Chris O'Neal,
e-mail each Friday. ,, shown here in his Gainesville
Snational board will bring even more prominence litigating minds," Police Department uniform at
St t to UF." O'Neal said. lastyear's ceremony honoring
amirin@law.uf. edu. O'Neal noted that the UF College of Law A former Victims and Heroes of 9/11,
now heads BLSA's national
has been very supportive of his BLSA activities. policeman with organization.
"I think of students as customers," he said. more than eight
B "And our administrators from the top down years' experience, O'Neal came to UF's law
work hard to achieve a high level of school in Spring 2002. He still occasionally
customer satisfaction." takes assignments for the Gainesville Police
UnvEsiT CiorlRIc BLSA offers students a number of opportu- Department, and recently helped arrange a sting
nities to voice their concerns. NBLSA students operation on a volunteer basis to help a
FlaLaw is published each contributed an amicus brief on the Grutter case fellow law student who was being repeatedly
week school is in session. which involved affirmative action at the robbed at his home.

Jon Mills, Dean University of Michigan and held demonstra- O'Neal enjoys criminal law, but is uncertain
Michael Friel, Associate tions outside the U.S. Supreme Court in support which legal area he would like to specialize in.
Dean for Academic Affairs of school diversity. Four participants were from He interned for the Commercial Litigation
Patrick Shannon, UF: Venessa Gordon (3L), Alero Afejuku (3L), Section of the National Bar Association, which
Associate Dean for Daria Dawson (3L) and Kasmyene Hayes (3L). represents more than 20,000 African-American
Administrative Affairs In April 2003, O'Neal was awarded the lawyers, judges, educators and law students.
William Page, Associate Dean Clifford W. Crandall Memorial Scholarship, and "I enjoy public service, which is why I
for Faculty Development in March he was voted BLSA's Male Student of stayed in police work for so long," O'Neal said.
Gail Sasnett, Associate Dean
Gail Sasnett, Associae Den the Year during its annual alumni reunion. "If I'd given up the uniform, someone else
for Students, Professionalism
S unt R s "It was a tremendous honor to be recog- would have taken it maybe someone who
and Community Relations
Editor: Debra Amirin nized by my peers," said O'Neal. didn't care as much about people."
Photography: Jennifer By D. Cupples (2L)
Piascik, Kristen Bartlett



E-mail news toflalaw@law. See academic and event calendars and add your events online at www.law.ufl.edu.
ufl.edu, or bring disk (PC April 22 ELULS Earth Day Celebration, II a.m.-l p.m., Concourse
format, text in WordPerfect 14 "Legal & Policy ssues in the Americas" Conference 23 Federalist Society ludicial Confirmations: Panel
.W r, in u 1 Discussion, 10 a.m.-I p.m.
or Word, include contact 17 Mandatory lob Fair Informational Session, 25 D Classes End
information) to 288 Holland 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Center for Career Services Classes End
Hall. (Submi news for The Moot Court Team Meting, 79 p.m. Faculty Enrichment: Professors Steve Willis and Pedro
Hall. (Submit news for The Moot Court Team Meeting, 7-9 p.m. Mlv A Website in a w Sc Couse,
Malavet, "Using A Website in a Law Schoo] Course,"
Docket to the John Marshall 19 o SALSA Race ludicata, 8 a.m. Noon, Faculty Dining Room
Bar Association.)


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FlaLaw Unlverslty of Florida Levln College of Law Newsletter April 14, 2003


Stay in Touch UF Law Student Christopher O'Neal Heads
This Summer
iL sm ens National Black Law Students Association
FlaLaw suspends
publication for summer, Honors and responsibilities are piling In February
but you can stay updated up for second-year UF law student Christopher 2003, he was select-
on construction and O'Neal. He was just appointed executive direc- ed for the law
other news of interest tor of the National Black Law Students school's formidable
through UFLaw Association (NBLSA) the first UF student in Trial Team, which
E-News, a text-based, that role after serving as special assistant to recently placed
e-mail newsletter. its board in 2002-03. He also was just elected second in national
Subscribe at www.law. president of BLSA's local chapter, and plans to competition.
ufl.edu/lists/flalaw or by volunteer at the regional level. "I am looking
e-mailing "BLSA represents students of color in forward to working
f alaABA-accredited law schools across the nation, with and learning
including Harvard, Yale and Stanford," O'Neal from some of this
Get FlaLaw va said. "The appointment of a UF student to the country's best Law student Chris O'Neal,
e-mail each Friday. ,, shown here in his Gainesville
Snational board will bring even more prominence litigating minds," Police Department uniform at
St t to UF." O'Neal said. lastyear's ceremony honoring
amirin@law.uf. edu. O'Neal noted that the UF College of Law A former Victims and Heroes of 9/11,
now heads BLSA's national
has been very supportive of his BLSA activities. policeman with organization.
"I think of students as customers," he said. more than eight
B "And our administrators from the top down years' experience, O'Neal came to UF's law
work hard to achieve a high level of school in Spring 2002. He still occasionally
customer satisfaction." takes assignments for the Gainesville Police
UnvEsiT CiorlRIc BLSA offers students a number of opportu- Department, and recently helped arrange a sting
nities to voice their concerns. NBLSA students operation on a volunteer basis to help a
FlaLaw is published each contributed an amicus brief on the Grutter case fellow law student who was being repeatedly
week school is in session. which involved affirmative action at the robbed at his home.

Jon Mills, Dean University of Michigan and held demonstra- O'Neal enjoys criminal law, but is uncertain
Michael Friel, Associate tions outside the U.S. Supreme Court in support which legal area he would like to specialize in.
Dean for Academic Affairs of school diversity. Four participants were from He interned for the Commercial Litigation
Patrick Shannon, UF: Venessa Gordon (3L), Alero Afejuku (3L), Section of the National Bar Association, which
Associate Dean for Daria Dawson (3L) and Kasmyene Hayes (3L). represents more than 20,000 African-American
Administrative Affairs In April 2003, O'Neal was awarded the lawyers, judges, educators and law students.
William Page, Associate Dean Clifford W. Crandall Memorial Scholarship, and "I enjoy public service, which is why I
for Faculty Development in March he was voted BLSA's Male Student of stayed in police work for so long," O'Neal said.
Gail Sasnett, Associate Dean
Gail Sasnett, Associae Den the Year during its annual alumni reunion. "If I'd given up the uniform, someone else
for Students, Professionalism
S unt R s "It was a tremendous honor to be recog- would have taken it maybe someone who
and Community Relations
Editor: Debra Amirin nized by my peers," said O'Neal. didn't care as much about people."
Photography: Jennifer By D. Cupples (2L)
Piascik, Kristen Bartlett



E-mail news toflalaw@law. See academic and event calendars and add your events online at www.law.ufl.edu.
ufl.edu, or bring disk (PC April 22 ELULS Earth Day Celebration, II a.m.-l p.m., Concourse
format, text in WordPerfect 14 "Legal & Policy ssues in the Americas" Conference 23 Federalist Society ludicial Confirmations: Panel
.W r, in u 1 Discussion, 10 a.m.-I p.m.
or Word, include contact 17 Mandatory lob Fair Informational Session, 25 D Classes End
information) to 288 Holland 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Center for Career Services Classes End
Hall. (Submi news for The Moot Court Team Meting, 79 p.m. Faculty Enrichment: Professors Steve Willis and Pedro
Hall. (Submit news for The Moot Court Team Meeting, 7-9 p.m. Mlv A Website in a w Sc Couse,
Malavet, "Using A Website in a Law Schoo] Course,"
Docket to the John Marshall 19 o SALSA Race ludicata, 8 a.m. Noon, Faculty Dining Room
Bar Association.)


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