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Table of Contents
    Dean Jon Mills -- UF Law's 'Master Craftsman' of consensus, commitment and vision -- steps down this July
        Page 1
    Center for Career Services
        Page 2
    UF Law in Guatemala
        Page 3
    Student. Alumnus. Director. Dean.
        Page 4
    Globalization
        Page 5
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 6
    Center for Governmental Responsibility
        Page 7
    Trial team adviser Carl Schwait goes out a winner
        Page 8
    New 'Rule of Law' Center discussed, Mills honored at conference
        Page 9
    Panel examines Senate's role in judicial confirmation process
        Page 10
    College calendar
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Universlty of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 6 No. 22 April 21, 2003


Dean Jon Mills UF Law's 'Master Craftsman' of Consensus, UF Law Tops
in Bar Exam,
Commitment and Vision Steps Down This July MPRE Results

Jon Mills is a man of his word. Levin College of Law
He said when he agreed to serve as dean that he students taking the spring
would step down in 2003, and he will tumm over leader- Florida Bar Exam and
ship of the nation's 1 lth largest law school to incom- Multistate Professonal
ing dean Robert Jerry this July, right on schedule. Responsibility Exam
He also has kept another, larger commitment (MPRE) for the first time
to help his college address a critical need for new outscored test-takers from
and expanded facilities, keep and recruit quality all other schools.
faculty, rebuild relationships with alumni, and "This is a wonderful
develop a strong sense of community at the college. reflection of the quality of
"Jon has done a terrific job, and his work has Trustees Chair Marybeth our students and how hard
created a strong and unified foundation upon which McDonald (left) spoke of Mills' they work," said Associate
the college's future progress will be built," said Jerry, positive attitude, and IMBA Dean Gail Sasnett.
former dean of the University of Kansas School of President Chris Hand (second Of 153 UF students
Law and now Floyd R. Gibson Endowed Professor photo, left) presented the dean taking the Florida Bar
with a hammer in honor of his
of Law at the University of Missouri-Columbia. building" skills on behalf of h Exam, 126 passed (82.4%).
"Jon has been extremely helpful during this studet body. UF Provost David Following UF were Florida
transition period. He has been a pleasure to get to Colburn (at podium, with Mills Sate University (80.5%),
know, and I am certain we will be friends as well as and Senior Development Director Stetson (77.3%), Nova
colleagues," Jerry added. Donald Hale at right), referred to Southeastem University
Thanks to Mills' leadership, Jerry will inherit a Mills' leadership during difficult (73.1%), Florida Coastal
college that is in the top tier and rising of he times. College namesake Fredric (69.8%), University of
cllegetha t ireas infthe tptier and conrisib fthe tLevin (on screen at right, with Mills Miami (67.9%), St. Thomas
nation's best law schools. Relationships with alumni, watching below) sent rign th Mlisa Miami (67.9%), St. Thoas
faculty and students have strengthened, and funding eastimonal to Mills' in raisig ad (58.1%) and Barry
testimonial to Milis' fundraising and
is in place and construction imminent to modemize leadership skills. University of Orlando
and nearly double classroom and library space. A (37.5%). The average for
near record number of new professors are working MillS Praised at 'Roast & Toast' Frida students from non-Florida
with outstanding, longtime faculty to build on A capacity crowd of 250-plus UF law alumni, schools was 79.6% (358 of
established areas of excellence and contribute to faculty, student leaders and staff gathered April 11 450), and for all first-timers
the school's growing national and global in UF's elegant Emerson Hall at a surprise Roast & 76.2% (728 of 956).
reputation. And the college has the best-qualified, Toast in honor of Dean Jon Mills. Also attending UF also was the leader
most diverse student body and highest percentage of was Missouri Professor of Law Robert Jerry, who on the MPRE. UF was first
minority faculty in its history. becomes dean when Mills steps down this July. at 93.4%, followed by
This promising picture is very different than Speakers including Provost David Colbur, Stetson (91.9%), FSU
when Mills became interim dean four years ago. JMBA President Chris Hand, former Associate (88.6%), UM (86.6%),
Trouble was brewing in late 1999 among Dean Mike Seigel, Law Center Association Board Nova (76.5%), St. Thomas
alumni, faculty, students and others in the college's of Trustees Chair Marybeth McDonald and (70.0%), Florida Coastal
extended "family." The school had just accepted the Immediate Past Chair Robbie Robinson teased (69.0%) and Barry (59.3%).
largest gift in its history and added "Fredric G. Mills on his inveterate optimism and tendency to The non-Florida average
Levin" to its name in honor of the UF graduate and view the bright side of any situation, and praised was 82.0%, and the average
leading trial lawyer who made the contribution. him for his skills in consensus building, planning total for all first-timers was
The popular dean who accepted the gift Richard and crisis management. College namesake Fredric 83.8% (704 of 840).
Matasar had resigned in the midst of raging con- G. Levin made an appearance via videotape, and
troversy over naming the state's foremost law school written remarks were sent in by Mills' predecessor,
for an attorney in the private sector no matter how Richard Matasar, and Warren Cason, former chair UNIVERSITY OF
successful instead of an honored public servant of the UF Foundation Board of Directors and Law
(See Mills, Page 4) Center Association Board of Trustees.
Levin College of Law

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Spring Loans
Applications for spring
Lewis Memorial Long Term
Emergency Loans ($500) are Students Honored for Pro Bono Work
available in Student Affairs More than 70 students who together con-
and will be accepted through tributed 5,500+ hours to the underserved, under-
May 5. To be eligibile, you represented and those with limited resources in
must have at least a 2.00 GPA our community were honored by Career
and be registered for at least Services at this year's Pro Bono Awards Brunch.
12 credit hours; have a co- "This year's event was a great success," said
signer who is "financially sta- Assistant Director Jessie Howell. "Each year the
ble" not a student, spouse Pro Bono Project gets bigger, with more students
or retired, semi-retired or
uorretired, s emi-retired o nr doing great work in our legal community."
ueis summer an d be attending Howell said student projects this year includ-
this summer at UF (not study .
abroad). University Financial ed prisoners' rights (Florida Institutional Legal
Services will mail a loan Services), children's issues (Guardian ad Litem) Darlene Corey (left) was recognized as the 2003 Pro Bono
application to your local and general civil work (Three Rivers Legal Student of the Year by Dean Ion Mills, Center for Career
address as listed on ISIS Services and Withlacoochee Area Legal Services). Services Assistant Dean Kathy Urbach and Assistant Director
essie Howell during a recent "Pro Bono Celebration." Corey,
within a week after you sub- The 2003 Pro Bono Student of the Year who graduates this May, contributed 436 volunteer hours.
mit the form. Return applica- Award for a graduating 3L went to Darlene Corey
tions to University Financial for volunteering 436 hours.
Services at S-108 Criser "Darlene is a very compassionate student up their certificates in Career Services. To partici-
Hall. See Carol Huber in who came to law school to make a difference, and pate in the Pro Pono project, make an appointment
Student Affairs for details on is leaving law school having made great strides with Howell in Career Services, or e-mail her at
how this loan affects your towards that end," said Howell. howellje@law.ufl.edu.
summer financial aid. Receiving 2003 Pro Bono Certificates were
S l Lisa Acharekar, Amy Bandow, Joni Batie- Caps, Gowns Available May 7
Exit Counselin McGraw, Heather Kate Bedell, Holly Bower, Caps and gowns will be available in Career
Federal regulations Danielle Burns, Alison Chastain, Randy Childs, Services May 7. Students must complete a
require loan recipients to Damaris Claude, Amy Cohen, Trish Cohen, Graduate Employment Survey at pick-up.
complete exit counseling Darlene Corey, James Davidson, Lisa Debroux,
prior to commencement. Nick DeFillippo, Nicholas Dennany, Miriam Create Your Own Pro Bono Opportunity
You will not receive your
diplom f inl transcript or Dillard, Doneene Dresback, Stacy Feingold, Consider volunteering this summer in
other services until exit Meredith Fensom, Arturo Femandez, Stephanie Gainesville or your hometown. Career Services
counseling is completed. To Fieber, Kobi Finley, Debra Geiger, Brian Hanley, can help you create your own pro bono opportuni-
conduct your session, log on Kasmyene Hayes, Alexis Hodgin, Steven ty if the work is legal in nature; with a govem-
to ISIS (www.ISIS.ufl.edu), Holzman, Edrene Johnson, Judit Karpati, Laurie ment agency, court or non-profit agency; super-
select Financial Information, Lee, Rachael Loukonen, Alison Marshall, Bianca vised by an attomey; for which you receive no
then Federal Direct Loan Marshall, Lua Mellman, Mary Meyers, Susan compensation or academic credit; that benefits the
Counseling. Complete the Mikolaitis, Jacob Mitrani, Geetha Nadiminti, underserved, underrepresented or those with limit-
interview, print and sign the Sharonda Oliver, Shelekenesis Payne, Belinda ed resources. Put your idea in writing and bring
signature page, and retum the Victoria Poltrino, Tameika Pottinger, Kari Pettit, your proposal to Career Services.
form to University Financial NaaOyoo Quartey, Tracy Reinman, Kelley
Services. Richards, Kendra Riley, Sharletta Roberts, Kristi Working This Summer?
Students who received Rolfes, Shannon Rountree, Andrea Rozewicz, Students working this summer are asked to
Perkins and/or Institutional Todd Samelman, Natausha Samuels, Amber stop by Career Services to fill out a 2003 Summer
Loans must attend a special Scures, Thomas Sherod, A. Rebecca Shinholser, Employment Questionnaire.
exit interview in University
Kristen Simmons, Paulette Singleton, Kelly Spear,
Financial Services or their
diploma will not be award- Gyula Szilagyi, Frank Townsend, Jason Trager, 2003 Externship Registration Numbers
ed. Times will be mailed to Crystal Urquiza, Josephine Samantha Vacciana, Students who turned in acknowledgement
your address as listed on Justin Ward, Robert Ware, Sherry Watson, Valerie forms complete and signed by all parties
ISIS. For information, con- Watson, Robert Westmoreland, Cindy Williams, can get registration numbers for 2003 externships
tact University Financial Robert Willis, Xi Xu and Eleftheri Zachariades. in Career Services.
Services' Debt Management Students who were unable to attend can pick
Department at 392-0738.


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UF Law in Guatemala Construction
Plans Reviewed
By Paul Ghiotto (3L) Here April 29
What do a UF law student, Mayan ruins and A
the forest communities of northern Guatemala A "stand-up review"
of the Advanced
have in common? All are part of a Conservation te dane
Schem atic Design for new
Clinic project to strengthen the rule of law and Schematic Designfornew
and expanded facilities at
public participation in environmental legal and expanded facilities at
processes in Petn, Guatemala. the College of Law will
During the first weekend in April, traveled tobe conducted at 9:30 a.m.
Guatemala with Conservation Clinic Director Tom Tuesday, April 29, in the
Ankersen to begin implementation of a clinic proj- school's Faculty Dining
..Room. Design and con-
ect to create a system of "community paralegals" Room. Design and con-
in the Petn, a biologically and archeologically structionrenovation plans
will be reviewed to
rich area of northem Guatemala home to interna-
tionally renowned protected areas comprising the explain the scope and
Maya Biosphere Reserve. .schedule for all effected
Working with the Association of Forest areas and spaces.
Communities of Petn (AOFCOP) and the Costa Comments, criticisms and
Rican environmental law group CEDARENA, the suggestions are invited,
and agreed-upon alter-
project educates community leaders on the basic UF law student Paul Ghiotto (top, at the Mayan site Yaxha) ations to the plan will be
use of legal protections afforded their communities traveled to Guatemala as part of a Conservation Clinic project
by existing law. to create a system of "community paralegals." The concept was ncororated in the next
In the Petn, Guatemalan law grants forest presented at a program meeting in AOFCOP headquarters in design submittal.
Santa Elena (bottom photo). Input on floor plan
communities living in protected areas the right tootto oto. nt
and staging issues is criti-
sustainably manage their natural resources such project. After two days of meetings, we contacted and staging issues is criti-
cal at this stage, as the
as timber through long-term extraction conces- local archeologist friends and explored the remote
design schedule has been
sions. Unfortunately, many communities do not Mayan sites of El Naranjo and Yaxha, deep in the accelerated to enable con-
understand the environmental laws that govern and Petn's untamed, dry tropical forest. r c -
Cestruction of new class-
protect their everyday activities. Ultimately, the community paralegal project
rooms and the renovation
Professor Ankersen and I presented the com- will be developed and implemented through the of Holland West to begin
munity paralegal concept to ACOFOP representa- combined efforts of law students and Latin
tives who came to the dusty town of Santa Elena American attomeys participating in the in cte n susta
from all corners of northern Guatemala. After a Conservation Clinic's sunmer program in Costa tia ane mut be
made now due to the
warm reception (figuratively and literally the Rica. For information about this and other clinic
temperature exceeded 100 degrees), we fielded projects, visit the Conservation Clinic website: likely cost and schedule
questions and evaluated community support for the http://conservation.lawufl.edu/. impact of doing so later.


ELULS Earth Day Celebration U.N. and Hague, and general elections will fol-
The Environmental and Land Use Law low. Refreshments served. For information: ILS
Society (ELULS) will sponsor an Earth Day President Judit Karpati (332-2196).
Celebration 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday (April 22).
The theme is sustainable consumption, and activi- Graduation May 17, Reception Follows
ties will include tabling, a silent auction and Former U.S. Special Envoy for the Americas
refreshments. Auction proceeds will help remove and Florida Governor Kenneth H. "Buddy" Cafeteria Hours
pollution by buying emissions credits for sulfur MacKay, Jr. (UF J.D. '61, with honors)
dioxide a leading cause of acid rain. will give the commencement address at Change April 28
law school graduation ceremonies 9 Hours for the col-
International Law Society Meeting a.m., Saturday, May 17, in the Stephen lege's Litigator Lunchbox
(cafeteria) will be 8 a.m.-
The International Law Society (ILS) will MacKay C. O'Connell Center. 1 p.m. Monday, April 28,
meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday (April 23) in Holland A reception at the law school for graduates, through Thursday, May 8.
Hall auditorium. Guest speaker Theresa DiPerna family and friends immediately follows. R.S.V.P. It will be closed May 9,
(3L) will discuss internship opportunities in the (Announcements Continue Page 6) the last Friday of exams.


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Student, Alumnus, (Mills, Continued)
Director, Dean like the late Lawton Chiles.
Jon L. Mills has been a In addition to alumni disharmony, there were
vital part of the UF College of problems with racial issues, lack of community and
Law for more than 30 years. collegiality, and American Bar Association representa-
He received his J.D. (with tives who were threatening the college's accreditation
honors, fifth in class) from due to a lack of adequate library and classroom space.
UF in 1972. He was associate "President John Lombardi asked me to serve as
editor of the Florida Law interim dean when Rick left, and I agreed to do it for a
Review and a member of the short time perhaps six to nine months to buy
Moot Court Team, Order of time for the college to get past these difficulties before Mills' expertise as a professor of Florida constitutional law,
the Coif and Phi Kappa Phi. it had to conduct a dean search," said Mills. founder and director of the Center for Governmental
He was on the law school fac- Charles Young became interim president of the Responsibility, former speaker of the Florida House of
MlRepresentatives and dean of the state's foremost law school
ulty 1973-1980 and 1988 to University of Florida in November 1999, shortly after make sentatives ane din o the meda. Dri t he hotly coteste
rake him a favorite with the media. During the hotly contested
present, and founded the UF Mills became interim dean, adding another layer of 2000 presidential election, more than 300 calls were received
Center for Governmental complexity to an already challenging situation. Many from major media outlets including the New York Times,
Responsibility (see page 7) in people would have been daunted, but Mills was tuned Wall Street ournal, CNN, ABC and NBC in the first few
1972. He agreed to serve as more to the potential than the problems. days alone. Mills gamely took calls in his office often speak-
interim dean in September "I'm one of those odd souls for whom the more ing to one reporter while others waited on hold and at his
1999, then as dean for two difficult it is the more interesting it is," said Mills. "I home, and consented to numerous on-air interviews.
years in July 2001. saw the situation as a challenge. I was excited about cessful fundraising effort in the history of the UF
Mills was speaker of the opportunity to do something for my alma mater: to College of Law."
Florida's House of help the institution develop a common vision." "The name 'Jon Mills' opens many doors for the
Representatives 1987-88, In 2001, President Young asked Mills to take the college in law firms, government, corporations and
house majority leader 1985- title of dean. He agreed to serve for two more years. judge's chambers," said Senior Director of Develop-
86, and member 1978-1988. "Jon was asked to step in as dean at a very ment and Alumni Affairs Donald Hale. "What keeps
He has enacted key legislative difficult time for the College of Law," said UF Provost the door open are the qualities his name represents:
programs on behalf of chil- David Colbum. "The institution needed someone who integrity, honesty, fairness and compassion. He
dren and environmental and understood the issues confronting the college, who embodies attributes we hope to instill in anyone who
intenational trade, appeared was prepared to engage these issues in a constructive wants to be a lawyer."
in state and federal courts and manner, and who had the ability to involve the faculty "I thought I anticipated how much time would be
before the Florida Supreme in this process. devoted to fundraising, but really I had no idea," said
Court on issues including vot- "Jon and I had worked together on public policy Mills. "Our alumni need and deserve -attention,
ing rights and constitutional issues prior to his becoming dean and in the establish- and time we spend doing that is well spent. I was very
issues, was special assistant ment of the Reubin Askew Institute on Politics & fortunate that I could spend much of it in the company
state attorney in the Danny Society. knew he was right for this job, and it soon of Donald Hale. He and his staff are intelligent,
Rolling student murders case, became clear to others that Jon had great leadership responsive and truly care about making the College of
and has represented victims skills. Jon pursued these issues facing the college one Law a better place."
and families in major cases at a time, carefully communicating with faculty, alum- "Jon is tremendously smart and a great person to
involving privacy rights. He ni, students and other groups to make them part of the deal with," said Robbie Robinson, immediate past
was a partner in McGalliard, process. The progress made in resolving these matters chair of the LCA Board of Trustees.
Mills, deMontmollin & Smith has been extraordinary. Additionally, Jon has gone out Mills said, "There was a lot of angst when I
1980-1986. of his way to ease the transition of incoming dean Bob stepped in as interim, and our alumni needed to be re-
He has published two Jerry by introducing him to alumni, friends and sup- energized. Many of our graduates were upset either
books and numerous articles porters throughout the state." at the decision to change the college's name or Rick
in law reviews and other Mills said, "After I realized I would be serving in Matasar's resignation.
respected venues. He has this role longer than I had intended, I focused on rais- "Our alumni leaders have worked hard to help
been honored with myriad ing resources and persuading the president and state to turn this around, and we've healed some wounds. I
awards for his public service help us attain funding for facilities, not only because think most people see now that this institution is long
work, and was awarded an there was such a glaring need, but also because doing term and bigger than all of us, and we need to focus
Honorary Doctor of Laws so would be a major strategic gain for the college and on that and what the college needs to succeed. This is
from Stetson University, significant, central symbol of our move to a feeling of not to say everyone is perfectly satisfied that would
where he eamed his B.A. quality, excellence and pride." be impossible but there are many who have said,
(Economics). And in his spare "I first met Jon in 1977,' said Warren Cason, 'let's put controversy behind us and move on.'
time, he has eamed a pilot's former chair of the UF Foundation Board of Directors "Proof of improving relations with our alumni is
license, black belt in karate and Law Center Association (LCA) Board of Trustees. the astonishing success of our building campaign. To
and scuba diver certification. "I'm not surprised he went on to head the most suc- (Continued Next Page)



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(Mills, Continued) pledged what was for them large amounts of money Globalization
obtain $25 million in that short, difficult period of to the college at a time in their lives when their Dean Jon Mills has
time is truly remarkable. Looking back, I think if we resources are extremely limited. This show of loyalty worked with others through-
knew then how hard it would be to raise that amount is a remarkable testament to our students," said Mills. out the school to strengthen
of money and match it in that amount of time, we Chris Hand, president of the school's John its intemational programs
might have thought it was impossible and not have Marshall Bar Association, said, "Jon empowers peo- many of which were initiated
attempted it." ple to express their views. As a student leader, I have in the Center for Govern-
"Jon has been building the College of Law's found that he always listens, then fmds a solution. mental Responsibility and
reputation literally around the world," said LCA Our school is stronger for the storms it has weathered enhance its reputation in the
Board of Trustees Chair Marybeth McDonald. "He under his leadership." global community.
has a great ability to pull people together. His strength "I've tried to be very accessible to students and Gerald A. Sohn
and leadership style came just when we needed it keep my door open to them, and they certainly have Research Scholar/Professor
most. I have been fortunate to know Jon since I was a been perfectly willing to come in and talk about Stuart Cohn directs the
student here in 1982, and he is always positive that issues that concern them," Mills chuckled. Intemational and
good things are going to happen. This part of his per- Mills also zeroed in on issues key to retaining Comparative Law Certificate
sonality is contagious, and you come away knowing and acquiring quality faculty. Program, intemational study
something will happen, and whatever it is will get done." "I read a lot on 'good deaning' and other obser- opportunities for students,
Mills said, "Marybeth has been an energetic vations on how to make a difference and impact an student exchanges with five
leader during the fundraising and design stage of the institution," said Mills. "It was evident that having foreign law schools, faculty
new building. She also happens to be the first woman really good professors is essential. Many of our facul- exchanges, and related pro-
to chair our Board of Trustees, and a mark of how ty have been or will be retiring. We are filling their grams in Mexico, Brazil,
that group has changed. Its composition now better positions with an incredible group of new faculty, and Poland and elsewhere. Also
represents the state of Florida and the Bar in its repre- using a specific strategy to hire a number coordinated are summer
sentation of minorities, and that new membership is 'laterally,' so they come to UF with established academic programs in South
bringing us closer to our graduates. reputations and can be leaders the moment they Africa, Costa Rica and
"It also helps to have a vision. One of the first begin. These professors -Berta Hernandez, Barbara France and comparative
things I set out to do was to establish a strategic plan Woodhouse, Bill Page and incoming Legal enrichment courses taught
through a faculty committee. That committee -Information Center Director Kathie Price, to name at the law school by faculty
headed by Professor Jeff Davis -worked with facul- just a few -will be key in enhancing the college's from around the world.
ty and students and gathered information to bring reputation and helping it attain the next level. Exchange programs were
before the faculty so they could craft a very specific "It is important and interesting to note we are recently established with
and detailed strategic plan and implementation strate- acquiring these folks from top ten private schools -Monash University
gies," said Mills. "As we put that plan into action, Harvard, Pennsylvania, NYU -who are coming (Melbourne, Australia) and
we're talking about it with alumni and being com- here because they perceive UF as a better place to Pontifica Universidade
pletely open about what we are trying to accomplish be," Mills added. Catolica do Rio de Janeiro
so they understand why we are doing things. This As associate dean for academic affairs for two (Brazil), and study opportu-
helps with alumni engagement, and they are indeed years, Professor Mike Seigel worked with Mills on nities added for students
very engaged. another priority: to help build a sense of community through the Warsaw
"I think students also feel more empowered now, at the college, and make staff realize they are integral University Faculty of Law
and I give enormous credit for that to the faculty and to the institution. (Warsaw, Poland). New
Student Affairs and other areas that deal with "We tried to engage everyone in the law school programs to strengthen ties
students, such as Career Services. We've been more community and make the atmosphere less stratified," with Latin American and
creative and done some unique things like bringing said Mills. "We worked very hard to address issues of Caribbean countries are
students to alumni receptions -and re-emphasized disparity, and changed clinician, legal writing and under review, as is an LL.M.
the fact that students are why we're here," said Mills. instructor positions in govemance to better recognize i Latin American and
"Evidence of the growing strength of our rela- the importance of these members of our faculty. Caribbean Law.
tionship with students can be found in their record 31 "We also improved our relationship with staff, Professor David Hudson
percent participation in the graduating class gift. They who are so key to everything we do. We instituted a directs the LL.M. in
Mills'emp s lot of little things that had never been done before Comparative Law Program
on accessibility faculty/staffpicnics, 'Employee of the Month,' socials for foreign law graduates.
to students and at my home, and our first-ever staff retreat this year Nearly 80 attorneys from
his rapid that seemed to really make a difference. Staff have countries outside the U.S.
responses to come together more than before." including China, France,
their concerns "I learned while working with Jon that he Germany, Poland, Japan,
make him a embodies all the characteristics of a great leader. He Italy, Uganda, Brazil, Turkey
popular figure has vision, and is a terrific 'idea guy' who listens to and United Kingdom have
on campus. (Continued Page 7) earned the degree since 1994.



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Bar Exam Lunch
& Expense Loans
If you're planning O Publications & Presentations and Individual
on taking the Bar exam Professor Lars Noah published Suffering" in the spring
in Tampa in July: "Assisted Reproductive Technologies issue of the Journal of
* The law school has and the Pitfalls of Unregulated Law, Medicine and Ethics.
arranged for a boxed Biomedical Innovation," in the April Associate Professor/Institute for Dispute
lunch from Hattrick's issue of Florida Law Review; and Resolution Associate Director Jonathan R.
for those taking the "Challenges in the Federal Regulation L. Noah Cohen spoke on "Looking Inside to Reconnect
exam. The lunch -of Pain Management Technologies," with Ideals" at a conference on Dispute
sandwich (turkey, cuban, in the spring issue of the Journal of Resolution and Capitulation to the Routine: Is
roast beef or vegetarian), Law, Medicine & Ethics. There a Way Out? at Penn State Dickinson School
bottled water, chips, Center for Govermental of Law April 11.
apple and brownie or
other treat is available Responsibility Research Associate
ther treducedat is availableof $5 Barbara Noah published "TheJ. Cohen In The Spotlight
atert d educed costofa ariipaio o deepeseed Sun Sentinel & Orlando Sentinel- (4.06) Levin
per day, since the Tampa Participation of Underrepresented Mabie & Levin Professor Berta Hernandez-
firm of Zinober & Minorities in Clinical Research" in M e & Levn Professor Berta er de
McCrae underwrites its the spring issue of the American Truyol quoted on Cuban-Amercan exile poltics.
cost each year. To sign Journal ofLaw and Medicine and St. Petersburg Times (4.11) Chesterfield Smith
up, see Sandy Tyson or "AIDS and Antiretroviral Drugs in Professor Fletcher Baldwin quoted on the right
Yolanda Mickle in the South Africa: Public Health, Politics, B. Noah of govemment critics to overwhelm local govern-
Dean's Suite. ment agencies with requests for information.
* There are private com- (Announcements, Continued)
panies who make Bar
exam loans of $500 to by Frday, May 9, to Julie Barnes (392-9238
$10,000 to students in or barnes@law ufl.edu).
their final year of law
school for living and Bowlers, Sponsors Needed
bar-related expenses The annual "Big Brothers, Big Sisters Bowl
while studying for the for Kid's Sake" is noon Saturday, May 10, at
Bar or taking Bar prep Alley Katz, and the law school community is
classes. For informa- encouraged to again help raise money for Alachua
tion, contact Carol County's kids. This year, there is a new category MBA Thanks Staff at Recetion

Affairs, or the lenders o t rt wlle ft e co Missouri Professor Robert Jerry (left), who
at Access Group bowl that day, and challenges from the Bar to the becomes dean of the UF College of Law this July,
(800-282-1550, student body and visa versa. Contact Associate and UF law staff members Robert Horn and
www.Accessgroup.org), Professor Danaya Wright (wrightdc@law.ufl.edu Debbie Kelley were among those welcomed by
Key Education or 392-5004) to participate or for information. Canaan Himmelbaum (right) and other represen-
Resources (800-539- tatives of the John Marshall Bar Association at a
5363, www.Key.com/ Parking Decals on Sale Next Week "StaffAppreciation Reception" April 11. JMBA
educate/grad) or Law Parking restrictions will be lifted in UF com- hosted the event to acknowledge the hard work
Loans (800-984-0190, muter lots during the last week of exams (April and commitment of the school's staff.
www.Salliemae.com). 26-May 2). Renew your decal for summer and/or
next year now, since decals expire May 1. Sandy Last Chance for Westlaw Training
Tyson will sell decals in the Dean's Suite 9 a.m.-4 Westlaw Summer Associate, Judicial
p.m., April 29-30. Shands and UF faculty, Clerkship and Certificate classes will be held for
TEAMS and USPS employees can order decals the last time this semester today through
online at www.bsd.ufl.edu/decal/declntro.asp. Wednesday (April 21-23). Sign-up sheets are on
Orders will be processed and billed through pay- the Westlaw bulletin board outside Bruton-Geer
roll deduction, and the decal mailed to your home. Lab, where training will be held.


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FlaLaw Unlversity of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter April 21, 2003


(Mills, Continued) the Rule of Law in Center for
and lears from the people around him and lets them Latin America -which Governmental
have the credit and the spotlight," said Seigel. "I could literally change Reponsibility
leamed a lot from watching Jon's patience and belief the world by impacting Jon Mils d
in the goodness of people; his ability to manage a cri- how countries in this Jon Mills fouvded the
sis and tum seemingly bad events into profitable ones; hemisphere work Center for Govemental
his tolerance of chaos, which sometimes is necessary together." Responsibility (CGR)
to allow solutions to develop; and his absolute dedica- Mills' name recent- the state's senior legal
tion to and love for the institution he has served so ly was floated as a can- and public policy research
well." didate for UF president, institute and one of the law
Mills faced one of his biggest challenges when but he says that is very school's research ams -
1972. CGR offers research
then Associate Dean for Faculty Development unlikely. Mills credits his wife, Beth, for and teaching programs in
Kenneth Nunn resigned as dean after citing issues "As I said, I do not helping him manage the dean- aas sch envo
with diversity at the law school. have specific plans for ship's many social obligations. areas such as environmental
"The diversity controversy was very difficult for what I want to do next," He looks forward most to spend- protection and development,
the college, but I think it was a transforming experi- said Mills. "But the ing more time with her and their historic preservation law,
ence. It's been said that you can't examine yourself advantage ofbeing daughters, Marguerite and election law, health access
without having an effect on your own conduct, and relatively young is that Elizabeth. and cost, policy development
the fact that we examined ourselves changed the way I will have plenty of time to explore other options in emerging democracies
we felt," said Mills. "Dealing with these issues has later; for there is much I want to do." and inteational environ-
been energizing to some extent, because you truly feel Mills has made a special point at college func- mental policy. During the
you are making a difference." tions to thank his wife, Beth, for her loyalty, support past two decades, it has
"When you put it into perspective and realize and hard work while he served as dean. received more than $6 mil-
this law school was part of the landmark case on "My wife, Beth, is my best friend, and has lion in contracts and grants,
diversity, that we once excluded people based on race been incredibly supportive of me and this college," yielding more than 300
and now have posthumously awarded a degree to said Mills. "She did enormous numbers of things -publications, presentations,
Virgil Hawkins -who was denied admittance long while I was traveling and at home to help bring productions and programs.
ago -and named our clinics in his honor, you can faculty, staff and alumni together and build a sense of Researchers concentrate
see we've come a long way. We've changed and community. on three general areas: state
learned a lot, and we continue to work on raising our "I am grateful to the students who pass through and intemational environ-
awareness," said Mills. here and allow me to take part in their education, and mental policy, social and
"We had a commitment to diversity long before the alumni who awe me with their dedication and health policy, and democra-
this controversy, and we had and still have one of the support. And to this wonderful faculty, many of whom cy and govemance (includ-
most diverse student bodies in the country. U.S. News are my friends and advisors as well as my colleagues. ing conflict resolution in
& World Report ranks us first in diversity among top "I am tremendously grateful to the associate Haiti, the specialzed Center
tier law schools in the Southeast and 30th in the deans for academic affairs who served with me or Amercan Law Studies at
nation, and we now have the highest number of George Dawson, Mike Seigel and Mike Friel three Warsaw University and the
minority faculty in school history,' Mills added. different personalities who each brought enormous Center for Intemational
Many cite Mills' skills at building consensus and amounts of dedication, sound judgment and under- Trade).
understanding among disparate groups. He has standing to the running of a law school. Associate CGR organizes an
worked hard to refne these skills, but he was born Deans for Faculty Development Kenneth Nunn, Chris annual "Legal & Policy
with his talent for them. Slobogin and Bill Page -who were very successful Issues in the Americas"
"I somehow end up leading most organizations in designing and developing an atmosphere of conference (see page 9),
I'm a part of -from elementary school to the legis- collegiality and intellectual development deserve and now is seeking funding
lature," said Mills. "And one of the things I've inter- special recognition, as does Professor Stuart Cohn to establish a Rule of Law
nalized is that no individual has all the answers, you and all those who have helped make the UF College Center for the Americas
learn by listening to and empowering others." of Law a real presence in the global community. one of five university-wide
Mills says stepping down won't be difficult, "I owe a special thanks to the law school's staff federal priorities -and
though he "will miss working so closely with alumni, -particularly Doris Perron, who dealt with my developing programs world-
faculty, staff and students, and that feeling of being at incredibly difficult schedule and literally thousands of wide to provide teaching
the core of a group of fine and dedicated people striv- e-mails -who have all been highly competent and opportunities in intemational
ing toward a common goal." an extreme pleasure to work with. settings. It also is working to
"But I'm looking forward to what I'm going to "It has been a great honor to serve the college provide more Continuing
do after June -spend more time with my daughters I love and work with people I care about," Mills Legal Education (CLE) pro-
and wife, teach Florida constitutional law, and return concluded. "I look forward to continuing my work grams for Florida attorneys
to the Center for Govemmental Responsibility and with them in a new role in the future." M and to identify opportunities
research things I'm interested in like the Center for in new academic fields or
emphases.


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FlaLaw University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter April 21, 2003


Search Underway
for Assistant Dean Trial Team Advisor Carl Schwait Goes Out a Winner
Associate Dean for UF Trial Team Faculty
Students, Professionalism Advisor Carl Schwait, an
and Community Relations adjunct faculty member and
Gail Sasnett and a UF law local attorney with Dell
search committee are look- Graham, is stepping down
ing for a new assistant dean after five years of leading the
for student affairs following team to record victories. Trial
the promotion of Patrick Practice Program Director
Shannon to associate dean g Dre r
Shanon to associate deani Jennifer Zedalis (UF J.D. '84),
for administrative affairs.
who has coached the team for
Students in need of Carl Schwait (left) has led UF's Trial Team to a string of regional and national victories
assistance should see two years, will take over as in recentyears. He steps down after thisyear, and turns leadership of the team over to
Acting Assistant Dean advisor as of this summer. Trial Practice Program Director Jennifer Zedalis (at right, with the team winning the
Scott Sloan, who will serve "I was honored to have the National Civil Trial Trophy). Zedalis has coached the team for twoyears.
until the position is filled. opportunity to guide the team
"We expect to have a from a regional competitor to a nationally recog- support and guidance we get from people who
new assistant dean in place nized program," Schwait said. "But credit should aren't part of the immediate team," said Chris
by fall," said Sasnett. go to the students and coaches who work so hard Klemawesch, who competed in nationals this
"Meanwhile, Registrar Kim and to the support of the administration. In addi- year with Lindsay Topping, Sarah McIlrath and
Thomas, Coordinator tion to the victories, I am proud of Trial Team's Jonathan Claussen (witness). "Teammates,
Noemar Castro, Financial
emar Castro, Financial other accomplishments, such as creating a fair lawyers, judges there's no way we could have
Aid Coordinator Carol
aHuber and also are a and impartial selection process, achieving diver- won without their help."
Huber and I also are avail-
able for assistance." sity, promoting professionalism, supporting each The team won the Florida Bar Competition
Students will be other and remaining dedicated to hard work." three years in a row, and Association of Trial
involved and have input With Schwait's help, UF made it to the Lawyers Southeastem Regional Tournament for
during the interview quarter-finals (top eight) three years ago at the last four years. It took first place in Loyola
process. Contact Sasnett at nationals. Two years ago, it made the semi-finals Law School's first-ever national civil competi-
sasnett@law.ufl.edu if you (top four). Only two teams Harvard and UF tion in Fall 2002, and was invited to the National
have suggestions for the qualified for nationals both this year and last. Institute of Trial Advocacy "Tournament of
search or qualities you feel Harvard did not advance to qualifying rounds Champions" in Austin.
are important in a dean. this year; UF did, and took second place. "During the five years he advised Trial
"As its record reflects, this is an excellent Team, Carl Schwait brought the team to a whole
team, and some things don't need changing," new level," said Trial Team President Tony Sos.
'Herita e' Online said Zedalis. "I plan to help students maintain "He has been a great leader and friend."
The Levin College of the standards they've already achieved." By D. Cupples (2L)
Law inducted its first 12 "The thing that impresses me is how much
alumni posthumously into its
newly created Heritage of
Leadership Recognition Recognizes Accomplishments at Banquet
Society April 11. The cere- First-ever Florida Law Review editor Corneal Comment. The Gertrude Brick Apprentice Prize
mony was enlivened with Myers (UF J.D. 1947) opened the Review's Senior for Most Outstanding Note went to Dr. Irina
stories by Legal Information Banquet with anecdotes from his 55 years of prac- Dmitrieva (3L).
Center Director Betty Taylor tice and advice to future lawyers in the audience. The Outstanding Research Award was given
about the 12, most of whose Also taking top billing during the evening was to Josh Brown and Andy Bardos; the Frank E.
family members were in
the presentation of awards. Earning publication Maloney Award for Outstanding Candidate to
attendence for the honor. The
awards were Comment Writers Jason Baruch (2L, Rebecca Shwayri, the Gertrude Brick Memorial
program is available in the
Communications Office, and 2003 Grade-on), Whitney Carson (2L, 2003 Award for Outstanding Board Member to Megan
information about the society Grade-on) and Lauren Gralnik (2L, 2003 Write- Odroniec; and the Outstanding Associate Editor
and inductees is online at on). Gralnik will be published, and also received Award to Rob Norway and Shelly Nixon.
www.law.ufl.edu/leadership/. the George W. Milam Award for Most Outstanding


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FlaLaw University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter Aprll 21, 2003


New 'Rule Of Law' Center Discussed, Mills Honored at Conference BLSA Honors
Top legal and policy experts from throughout Johnson and
Florida and Latin America participated April 13-14 Meghoo-Peddie
in a unique "roundtable conference" organized by The Black Law
the law school's Center for Govermmental Students Association
Responsibility (CGR). Panelists and commentators (BLSA) has honored its
were charged with designing a blueprint for estab- vice president, Edrene
lishment of a "Center for Judicial Reform and Rule Johnson (2L), with its
of Law in the Americas," a UF initiative to be Female
housed in the Levin College of Law. Student of
"When it is established and accomplishes the the Year
goals we discussed here, the Center for Judicial Award, and
Reform and Rule of Law in the Americas could liter- Center for
ally change the world by impacting how countries in the Study of
this hemisphere work together," said Mills. "That Race and
makes this fourth annual Legal & Policy Issues in Race Johnson
the Americas conference particularly significant." Relations
The proposed center is based on the concept Associate
that a democracy without an effective judiciary gov- Director
emed by the rule of law inhibits the capacity of its Desta
citizens to enjoy basic freedoms and discourages the Meghoo-
intemational community from investing in the future Peddie as
of the country. The UF team proposes a university- Alumna of Meghoo-
based program designed to collaborate with sister Panelists included former ABA President Martha Barnett (top, the Year. Peddie
universities throughout the Americas to implement a from left); luan Enrique Vargas Viancos, executive director of the
program that strengthens the rule of law in the lustice Studies Center of the Americas, Santiago, Chile; former
region. U.S. Attorney General lanet Reno; Dean Ion Mills; Paulo Apply by Friday
Collaborators include the Justice Studies Center Roberto Pereira de Souza, coordinator of the Master's Course of
Law at the State University of Maring in Brazil and professor or Fellowshi
of the Americas in Santiago, Chile, which j oined and researcher in environmental law and Mauricio Garca- The Center for the Study
with CGR, the UF Warrington College of Business Villegas, law professor at the Universidad Nacional in Bogot, of Race and Race Relations
Center for International Business Education and Colombia, and honorary fellow of the Institute for Legal Studies (CSRRR) is accepting appli-
Research, and the Florida Journal ofnternational at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The audience helped
Law as conference sponsors. shape the discussion through their comments and questions cations for the Evan Yegelwel
a as nerene spns (second photo). UF law faculty involved in the conference were Hate Crimes Fellowship.
"Everyone who participated in this discussion Michael Gordon, Fletcher Baldwin, Berta Esperanza Hernandez- Yegelwel (UF J.D. 1980, with
should consider themselves a partner in this impor- Truyol, Stephen Powell, Timothy McLendon, Don Peters and leff honors), a partner in the
tant undertaking," said Mills. "And our panelists and Wade, as well as members of the college's international advisory Jacksonville law firm of
commentators were well-qualified to assist in its committee. Brown, Terrell, Hogan, Ellis,
development. Participants represented 14 McClamma & Yegelwel,
intemational universities from eight countries; Americas conference, and his vision as dean of the founded the fellowship to
six intemational organizations; eight private law Levin College of Law and founding director of the support legal intemships for
firms; five intemational businesses; five U.S. Center for Govermmental Responsibility is strength- UF law students working in
universities; and 12 UF academic departments." ening international programs at the University of non-profit civil rights organi-
An outstanding leader in the Americas is select- Florida and preparing graduates for the competitive zations such as the Anti-
ed for special recognition each year at the Legal and global marketplace. By personally working in Defamation League to help
Policy Issues in the Americas conference. Central America, Haiti and Brazil, Mills is providing combat hate crimes.
The award was named in honor of Dean Jon leadership in cooperation among universities, Applications are avail-
Mills this year. Terry L. McCoy, director of the Latin governments and non-governmental organizations able in CSRRR and due by
American Business Environment Program, associate throughout the Americas." Friday, April 25. The fellow
director of UF's Center for Intemational Business The "Jon Mills Award for Significant will be announced by May 5,
Education and Research, and professor of Latin Contributions to Relations Between Florida and the and begin work Fall 2003. For
American studies and political science, presented Americas" was then presented to Paulo Roberto information: Desta Meghoo-
Mills with a plaque commemorating the naming and Pereira de Souza for his accomplishments in the Peddie (Meghoo@law.ufl.edu)
honoring his leadership in the Americas. development of a permanent relationship between or Carol Velasques (velasque
According to McCoy, "Mills founded the annual the University of Florida and Brazil. @law.ufl.edu or 392-221 1).



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FlaLaw University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter April 21, 2003


Stay in Touch Panel Examines Senate's Role in Judicial Confirmation Process
This Summer
The UF College of Law's at noon. Both are open to the public.
FlaLaw suspends Federalist Society Chapter will host a According to Federalist Society
publication for summer, Lw a n a t t pb
publication for summer, panel of distinguished legal scholars Officer Matthew J. Carson, the soci-
but you can stay updated here Wednesday, April 23, to examine ety is "a non-proft organization
on construction and
"The Senate's Role in the Judicial comprised of conservatives and
other news through UF
other news through UF Confirmation Process: A Discussion libertarians interested in the current
Law E-News, a text- McAllister Markman
of Judicial Power, Separation of er Mrkma state of the legal order. It is founded
based, e-mail newsletter.
based, e-mail newsletter. Powers, and the Proper Role of the on the principles that the state exists to preserve
Subscribe at www. law.
Subscribe at www.aw Judiciary in the 21st Century." individual freedom, that the separation of powers
ufl.edu/lists/Jlalaw or by
ufl.edu/lists/falaw or byThe panel will feature Dean is central to the Constitution, and that it is
e-mailingfw Stephen R. McAllister of the emphatically the province and duty of the judici-
Suf University of Kansas School of Law, ary to say what the law is, not what it should be."
Submit news to
u i nw Senior Circuit Judge David A. Nelson Nelson For information, e-mail FedSocUF@yahoo.
flalaw@law.ufl.edu, or
fl, or of the 6th Federal Circuit Court of com or go to http://grove.ufl.edu/~fedsoc.
bring a disk (PC format
bring a disk (PC format, Appeals, and Justice Stephen J. Markman of
text in WordPerfect or
the Michigan Supreme Court.
Word, include contact The discussion begins at 10 a.m. in the
information) to 288 college's Bailey Courtroom. A reception follows
Holland Hall.


See academic and event calendars and add
your events online at www.law.ufl.edu.
April
21 Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Holland Hall Auditorium
22 ELULS Earth Day Celebration, 11 am.-1 pm.,
Concourse
23 Federalist Society Judicial Confirmations: Panel Br Receives Fellowshi
Discussion, 10 a.m.1 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
ai(see above) The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and
SInternational Law Society, Speaker and Elections, Education Fund has selected Luz Borges (3L,
5 p.m., Holland Hall Auditorium above) for its annual legal fellowship. While
s 24 o Meditation Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 350 Holland Hall working as a paralegal, intern and pro bono
25 Classes End
c uy vounteer at various public defender offices,
UNIVERTYOFF I Faculty Enrichment: Professors Steve Willis and r r r
Pedro Malavet, "Using A Website in a Law School Borges has dedicated her time to serving indi-
Course," Noon, Faculty Dining Room gent communities. She also serves as a youth
28 Exam/Reading Period Starts mentor and plans to pursue a career as a pub-
Jon Mills, Dean Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Holland Hall Auditorium lic defender and focus her practice on youth
Michael Friel, Associate 29 UF Law Construction Review, 9:30 am., in the criminal justice system.
Dean for Academic Affairs Faculty Dining Room "I've learned that being a good law stu-
Patrick Shannon, May dent or lawyer is not all about having the best
Associate Dean for
Administratie Affairs Meditation Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 350 Holland Hall grades or making the most money. It's about
ilia age Assia an 5 Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30 pm., Faculty Dining Room appreciating and utilizing your experiences as
for aculty Development 8 Meditation Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 350 Holland Hall tools to help you become the kind of person
Gail Sasnett, Associate Dean 9 Exam/Reading Period Ends who can make a difference," said Borges.
for Students, Professionalismn 10 "Big Brothers, Big Sisters Bowl for Kid's Sake, Borges is a member of the Spanish
and Community Relations Noon, Alley Katz American Law Students Association, Black
15 Meditation Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 350 Holland Hall
Editor: Debra Amirin Law Students Association and Criminal Law
17 Graduation, 9 a.m., Stephen C. O'Connell Center,
Photography: Jennifer Reception follows at the College of Law Association.
Piascik, Kristen Bartlett


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FlaLaw University of Florida Levin College of Law Newsletter April 21, 2003


Stay in Touch Panel Examines Senate's Role in Judicial Confirmation Process
This Summer
The UF College of Law's at noon. Both are open to the public.
FlaLaw suspends Federalist Society Chapter will host a According to Federalist Society
publication for summer, Lw a n a t t pb
publication for summer, panel of distinguished legal scholars Officer Matthew J. Carson, the soci-
but you can stay updated here Wednesday, April 23, to examine ety is "a non-proft organization
on construction and
"The Senate's Role in the Judicial comprised of conservatives and
other news through UF
other news through UF Confirmation Process: A Discussion libertarians interested in the current
Law E-News, a text- McAllister Markman
of Judicial Power, Separation of er Mrkma state of the legal order. It is founded
based, e-mail newsletter.
based, e-mail newsletter. Powers, and the Proper Role of the on the principles that the state exists to preserve
Subscribe at www. law.
Subscribe at www.aw Judiciary in the 21st Century." individual freedom, that the separation of powers
ufl.edu/lists/Jlalaw or by
ufl.edu/lists/falaw or byThe panel will feature Dean is central to the Constitution, and that it is
e-mailingfw Stephen R. McAllister of the emphatically the province and duty of the judici-
Suf University of Kansas School of Law, ary to say what the law is, not what it should be."
Submit news to
u i nw Senior Circuit Judge David A. Nelson Nelson For information, e-mail FedSocUF@yahoo.
flalaw@law.ufl.edu, or
fl, or of the 6th Federal Circuit Court of com or go to http://grove.ufl.edu/~fedsoc.
bring a disk (PC format
bring a disk (PC format, Appeals, and Justice Stephen J. Markman of
text in WordPerfect or
the Michigan Supreme Court.
Word, include contact The discussion begins at 10 a.m. in the
information) to 288 college's Bailey Courtroom. A reception follows
Holland Hall.


See academic and event calendars and add
your events online at www.law.ufl.edu.
April
21 Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Holland Hall Auditorium
22 ELULS Earth Day Celebration, 11 am.-1 pm.,
Concourse
23 Federalist Society Judicial Confirmations: Panel Br Receives Fellowshi
Discussion, 10 a.m.1 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
ai(see above) The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and
SInternational Law Society, Speaker and Elections, Education Fund has selected Luz Borges (3L,
5 p.m., Holland Hall Auditorium above) for its annual legal fellowship. While
s 24 o Meditation Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 350 Holland Hall working as a paralegal, intern and pro bono
25 Classes End
c uy vounteer at various public defender offices,
UNIVERTYOFF I Faculty Enrichment: Professors Steve Willis and r r r
Pedro Malavet, "Using A Website in a Law School Borges has dedicated her time to serving indi-
Course," Noon, Faculty Dining Room gent communities. She also serves as a youth
28 Exam/Reading Period Starts mentor and plans to pursue a career as a pub-
Jon Mills, Dean Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Holland Hall Auditorium lic defender and focus her practice on youth
Michael Friel, Associate 29 UF Law Construction Review, 9:30 am., in the criminal justice system.
Dean for Academic Affairs Faculty Dining Room "I've learned that being a good law stu-
Patrick Shannon, May dent or lawyer is not all about having the best
Associate Dean for
Administratie Affairs Meditation Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 350 Holland Hall grades or making the most money. It's about
ilia age Assia an 5 Yoga Class, 6:30-7:30 pm., Faculty Dining Room appreciating and utilizing your experiences as
for aculty Development 8 Meditation Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 350 Holland Hall tools to help you become the kind of person
Gail Sasnett, Associate Dean 9 Exam/Reading Period Ends who can make a difference," said Borges.
for Students, Professionalismn 10 "Big Brothers, Big Sisters Bowl for Kid's Sake, Borges is a member of the Spanish
and Community Relations Noon, Alley Katz American Law Students Association, Black
15 Meditation Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 350 Holland Hall
Editor: Debra Amirin Law Students Association and Criminal Law
17 Graduation, 9 a.m., Stephen C. O'Connell Center,
Photography: Jennifer Reception follows at the College of Law Association.
Piascik, Kristen Bartlett


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