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UF Law students return from service in Iraq War
Meet the faculty
Trial team informational meeting
New viruses and worms attack MS Windows-based systems
Scholarship and activities
UF Law Students Return From Service in Iraq War Inside
Some Levin College of Law students not only Taylor Pancake in .* Workshops &
came back to school this fall, they returned to the Babylon (right), driving Presentations Aid Your
United States and life as civilians after service in a hummer and in a Career Search (2)
hSaddam Hussein palace Construction Update (5)
the Iraq war. (below) and at a sign- Computer Virus
Taylor Pancake (iL, pictured at right), Matt post in Kuwait (bot- & Worm Alert (6)
Brannen (2L), Juan "J.C." Tabio (2L), Edward tom) was welcomed
Lohrer (2L) and Ryon Little were called to duty back by enthused
friends and family
Spring 2003 Semester. (right, center).
"We are grateful to these students for their
service to our country, and relieved and pleased
they have returned safely," said Dean Robert Jerry. Groups MUST
U.S. Marine Reservist Lance Corporal Register Again
Taylor Pancake (iL) was two days into his sec- All student groups
ond semester of law school in January when he must register once again
was called to active duty. Unsure if he would for this year, since organ-
make it back for his wedding scheduled for izations are deactivated
May 25 he and his fiance, Misty, quickly each summer by main
campus. The registration
organized a ceremony Jan. 13. Taylor left for the form is available in
Middle East the next day, leaving behind his new / Student Affairs, the
bride. union's Student Activities
"Honestly," said Taylor. "I think being Center or online at
deployed was harder on my friends and family www.union.ufl.edu.
than t was on e. 1 a focued and buy, e Organizatlons must com-
than it was on me. I was focused and busy, while kplete registration before
they were worrying." accessing Student
Taylor and Misty plan to renew their vows Government funding. In
Aug. 31 for friends and family who could not deaciai addition, groups must
attend the January ceremony on such short notice, update their executive
and will take a long-delayed honeymoon in the board information by
through, then went Aug. 30. E-mail updates
nearon terminal leave to Student Affairs
Taylor's unit was headquartered in northern Coordinator Noemar
until Aug. 15.
Kuwait, and went to Iraq in convoys for weeks at a Castro castro@law.
time. "I thought I ufl.edu, or bring them to
would need a Student Affairs. For infor-
"I got to watch pieces of history unfold," said
Taylor. "It was a very interesting decompression mation, contact Castro or
Taylor. "t was a veryreperiod and had planned to return to school in the Angie Holland in the
After six months overseas, Taylor returned to Student Activities Center
the U.S. in early July. He spent two weeks waiting spring," said Taylor. "It t(firstname.lastname@example.org).
(Continued Page 7)
JMBA News & Events (auditorium). In addition:
The John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) Church parking decals will be sold to lottery win-
invites all students to its first general board meet- ners today until 5 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 28). Un- r UNIVERSITY OF
ing today (Aug. 25), 7-8 p.m., 190 Holland Hall claimed decals will be raffled off Friday (Aug. 29). FLORIDA
(Announcements Continue Page 3) Fredric G. Levin College of Law
CSRRR Research o CAREER SERVICES o
Students can apply U.S.IJustice DepartmentJ obs n I
now for the opportunity Lawrence Friedman, Director of the
to do meaningful and Executive Office for U.S. Trustees, will discuss
exciting work as a U.S. Department of Justice career
research assistant in theopportunities for new lawyers and
Center for the Study of
Race and Race Relations interns and critical issues and challenges
(CSRRR). Professor facing the department today (Aug. 25) at
Katheryn Russell-Brown, Friedman 5:15 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room.
the center's new director,
is looking for hardwork- Walk-In Resume Review Today
ing, motivated students to Students are urged to visit Career Services
assist with research, writ- today (Aug. 25) between noon and 4 p.m. to have
ing, and planning associat- their resumes reviewed before recruiting season
ed with the center's work.
The time commitment is begins. No appointment necessary, first come-first
5-10 hours per week. To served. Students also can call the office (392-
apply, submit a hard copy 0499) to make an individual appointment.
of your resume and brief
cover letter to Professor Resume Writing Tips
Russell-Brown (316 The following tips were discussed at a Career
Holland Hall) or Pat Services' resume writing workshop last week: 12. Interested students should sign up for an inter-
Hancock (Faculty Support, Inventory your skills, experiences, accomplishments, educa- view date/time in Career Services as soon as pos-
340 Holland Hall). tion, personal strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes before sible after Sept. 2, since interviews are scheduled
writing your resume. first come-first served, and last year there was a
Use action words like prepared, researched, drafted and
organized. waiting list.
SUtilize the Center for Career Services, including individual Learn & Help Through Pro Bono
counseling, handouts, career resource library and Web site.
Focus on aspects of your background that demonstrate char- Students gain practical work experience, build
acteristics that will make you a successful lawyern resumes, and network with attorneys while
Avoid using personal information (age, marital status, etc.). addressing the legal needs of the underserved by
Make your resume visually attractive and try to fit it neatly participating in the Pro Bono Project. Projets can
on one page.
Make sure there are no spelling or grammatical errors. range from preparing youth for trials in Teen
Use reverse chronological order for education and experience. Court to filing appeals on behalf of prisoners for
Do not use the word "I." post-conviction relief, and expose students to
SBe honest itdiverse areas of practice such as criminal, family,
For more tips, visit the career services Web
and constitutional law, as well as children's issues
site at www.law.uf. edu/career/resources and/or and impact litigation.
make an appointment with a counselor.
If you are interested, sign up to attend a small
Get Career News Phase I OCI Closes Thursday group meeting via the sheet by Assistant Director
Via E-Mail Phase 1 of On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) Jessie Howell's door in Career Services. Meetings
Get breaking news on closes Thursday (Aug. 28) at midnight. Make sure are held every other Tuesday beginning Aug. 26
deadlines, programs, job you have uploaded the most recent copy of your from noon-12:30 p.m. All students beyond their
listings and more via the resume, and have printed out, for your records, the first semester are eligible to participate.
"Career Listserve," Career list of firms you bid on for Phase 1.
Services' e-mail distribu- September Workshops
tion list. To subscribe, go 'Art of Networking' This Friday *InterviewingTechniqueswith Carlton Fields,
online to www.w.u. Leam how to work a room, enter an Sept. 3, noon, Bailey Courtroom
online to www.aw.ufl. Learn how to work a room, enteran ongoing What the Heck Does Career Services Do?
edulcareerresourcesl conversation, make small talk with a stranger at a Sept. 12, noon, Bailey Courtroom
hotline, click on
"Subscribe" and enter reception and more at the "Art of Networking" Second Career Workshop,
your e-mail address. You Friday (Aug. 29), noon, Bailey Courtroom. Sept. 16, noon, Bailey Courtroom
shou*ld receive a confirma- Spring 2003 Externship Informational Meeting,
tion e-mail that you have Mock Interview Program Sept. 23 & 26 at noon; Sept. 24 at 4 p.m.; Bailey Courtroom
successfully subscribed (if Practice your interviewing techniques with Keep up with Career Services events by
you don't, contact Career and get immediate feedback from practicing checking FlaLaw and/or the online events calen-
Services). attorneys in a "Mock Interview Program" Sept. 5- dar (www.law.ufl.edu/calendar/).
(Announcements, Continued) IP Reception Sept. 4
* JMBA Night Out is Thursday (Aug. 28). More The Intellectual Property Law Program will
information will be available in the JMBA office host a "Beginning of the Year" reception
and on the events board. Thursday, Sept. 4, 5-7 p.m., in the Bruton-Geer
* JMBA's first-semester election for new students Hall cafeteria for students interested in the field.
is Thursday, Sept. 4, at noon in the Bailey The reception is sponsored by Holland & Knight,
Courtroom. New students interested in getting and will include presentations by Todd Larson of
involved on campus and gaining leadership experi- the World Intellectual Property Organization
ence are invited to run for one of the six available (WIPO), Bill Hamilton of Holland & Knight, and Introducing:
first semester representatives seats. IP Program Director Thomas Cotter. Christine A. Klein
For information: JMBA President Frank Refreshments will be served. Professor Christine A.
Garcia (garciafr0]email@example.com.) Organization Fair Sept. 10 Klein, who teaches Natural
Resource Law this semester
Florida Law Review Open Writing You can get information, get acquainted, and her first at UF is for-
Competition Meeting Sept. 26 get involved with the many student organizations mer chair of Michigan State
Nearly half of the members in Florida Law at the Levin College of Law Wednesday, Sept. 10, Univerity'al Rnvironmental
Review joined via the Open Writing Competition, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on the College of Law concourse. Program. Her teaching and
and all third-semester students who have success- For more information: Justin Flippen scholarship focus on issues
at the intersection of natu-
fully completed Legal Research and Writing and (Gatorlaw78@aol.com) in the Law College ralt resourceselaw and area
Appellate Advocacy and have cumulative GPA's Council Office. such as constitutional, prop-
of 2.0 or higher are invited to participate. Interested in nternational Law? erty, tax and land-use law.
nterested in Pr ;nternational Law? "1 have spent consider-
The first informational meeting on Florida The University of Florida's Jessup able time working with the
Law Review and the competition will be held International Moot Court Team is open to second- prior appropriation water
"Du~esd pite al the l my~ eancd Ilaw system of the West and
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 630 p.m., in 190A Holland through fifth-semester students. If you are eligi- the web of treaties and
Hall. Eligible students are strongly encouraged to noucemes on P statutes governing use of
(Announcements Continue Page 4) stue goern us
attend. the Great Lakes, and will
enjoy studying water issues
from the perspective of
Florida's unique challenges
and innovative legal struc-
ture," said Klein. "l'm
Education happy to be here, since my
Stuart R. Cohn B.A., University of Illinois (Phi Beta Kappa; passion is for both water
Phi Kappa Phi); B.A., Oxford University law and water sports."
Associate Dean for Klein received her B.A.
(Marshall Scholar); LL.B., Yale Law School (magna cum laude) from
International (Justice Benjamin Cardozo Award). Middlebury College,
Studies; Gerald Vermont, J.D. from the
A. Sohn Scholar; Expertise/Background University of Colorado, and
Corporate & Securities Law, Jurisprudence. LL.M. from Columbia
Director of University School of Law
Author of multiple publications, including (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar).
International Securities Counselingfor New and Developing She has been a University of
& Comparative Companies. Member, Executive Council of the Denver visiting law profes-
sor; University of Colorado
SLaw Certificate Business Law Section of The Florida Bar; ABA Natural Resources Law
Program; Professor Federal Regulation of Securities Committee. Center fellow; assistant
attorney general specializing
What You May Not Know in water rights litigation in
View on the Profession "In my youth, I was a 'Big Ten' Fencing the Attorney General's
"Despite all the lawyer jokes, my experience Champion. firmly believe that Edward DeVere law clerk tado fficthe Hoand judicial
has been that law is the most honorable and wrote all the plays of Shakespeare. And my Richard Matsch, U.S. District
courageous of professions. Sundays do not begin until my wife, Charna, and Court, District of Colorado.
I'm particularly proud to be part of the I have finished the New York Times crossword Her articles have been in
College of Law's intemational programs because puzzle." Law Review, Conmell Law
of the enormous opportunity they offer to students Review, Washington & Lee
to enrich their academic experience, broaden their Go to www.law.uf.edu/faculty/for a Law Review, Oregon Law
outlook and prepare for the increasing globaliza- complete resume and list of publications. mental L rg Envie ron-
tion of the law." other legal periodicals.
including international human rights, whether from for the International Commercial Arbitration Moot
Apply for Student a theoretical perspective oras an area of legal prac- (ICAM) team.
Recruitment Team tice in organizations in the United States or abroad. According to Eduardo Palmer (JD '85) of the
Applications for the You plan to practice law or pursue related careers Miami office of the International Litigation and
College of Law Student in a transnational setting, or have specific cross- Arbitration Department of Steel Hector & Davis
Recuitment Team (SRT) border interest in issues of law involving, for LLP, the frm will continue to sponsor the ICAM
are available in the Team in 2003 with $2,500 for rav l and expenses
Admissions Offie and will example, human rights, intemational jurisdiction, Team in 2003 with $2,500 for travel and expenses.
be accepted, along with a admissibility, immunity and legitimacy relating to ICAM and other international programs also will
resume, until 5 p.m. intemational organizations. benefit from a $5,000 gift from John C. "Jack"
Wednesday (Aug. 27). You plan to become active in areas of domestic Bierley (JD '63), partner with Smith Clark Delesie
Members will be chosen legal practice in the United States, but also are Bierley Mueller & Kadyk in Tampa.
Raecruitmrentous Teamui t iclegal practice in the United States, but also are
ing expeience law school interested in other countries, and you seek familiar- ut of more than 100 competitors from
involvement, and person- ity with areas of law related to the global economy. (Announcements Continue Page 5)
ality. Team members will You are interested in the exciting world of public
be trained to answer intemational law.
basic questions from
adis etions Ofe Team members also become members of the
prospective students, and
will help law school hope- International Law Students Association (ILSA),
fuls evaluate the Levin which administers the Philip C. Jessup
College of Law on a more International Law Moot Court Competition and
personal level, catering to 2004 Shearman & Sterling International Rounds
issues of particular con-
cern to each candidate of the Jessup Competition. Credit for the class will
Members also may have be assigned pending full, timely completion of all
the opportunity to travel assignments given according to the syllabus and
to other cities to assist in subject to approval by Faculty Advisor Professor
recruiting efforts. Winston Nagan, JSD, FRSA.
For more information,
call Director of Admissions Trial Team nformational Meeting Foreign Lawyers Attend UF Law
& Special Programs Lewis Trial Team will hold an informational meeting Professor and Comparative Law Program
sonave, for third-semesters regarding Trial Team Try-Outs Director David Hudson (back, right) welcomed
Sept. 9, 5 p.m., 292 Holland Hall. For informa- the new LL.M. in Comparative Law class to
tion: Vice President, Intramurals, Yohance Pettis campus earlier this month. Foreign lawyers
Members a lsom ayhave be asignedtpening ime competitiono o al
(diesel3@ufl. edu). enrolled in the one-year program this year
FoIL Writing Competition include (front row, from left) Roberto Rosales
The Fall 2003 Open Writing Competition for (Mexico), Shohei Yamamoto (Japan), Yiting
"Dora" Hu (China), Minhua Yan (China) and
the Florida Journal ofInternational Law (FJIL) is
open to third- through fifth-semester students. (back row) Jan Pulda (Czech Republic), Jessica
Marcos-Arteaga (Peru), Yelena Brodkorb
Those interested are encouraged to attend an
(Kazakhstan), Marcio Santos (Brazil), Aline
informational meeting Tuesday (Aug. 26) at noon,t m an
Varandas (Brazil) and Christoph Linhart
or Sept. 3 at 5 p.m., both in 190 Holland Hall ds i e C r se L ca t
(audiium). FL (Germany). Not pictured are Anna
Margasinska (Poland), Magdalena "Maggie"
Class Act Online writing competitions Rams (Poland) and Anna Maria Wemere
The College of Law's are offered twice per
Support Staff Activities year, and give stu-
Committee is now online dents the opportunity The one-year program enhances under
at www.law.utf.edul to earn credit while standing of the American legal system, and
classact. Contact Stan builds on the college's widely respected inter-
Amos (firstname.lastname@example.org) national reputation.
for more information. research and writing
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be posted.) w To movte from Holland to Bruton-Geer Hall, you upates to faculty, staff
updated via e-mail. outside entrance on the west stairwell is locked.
(Announeements, Continued) through fifth- semester participants satisfactorily
must walk completely around the law campus. and students. If you have
The foundation for the two new education towers added in the east end of Holland Hall near the ten- oL concerns, contact him
will be built on Auger casts (large cement nis courts to allow closer access to a Holland Hall in the Dean's Office at
columns), which will be poed into the ground ramp near the east entrance to the auditorium. 392-9238.
between Bruton-Geer and Holland Halls. To help There also is a handicapped ramp at the north
separate the casts, a machine will pound large entrance.
sheets of metal into the ground. Both the pounding The west exit from the third floor of Holland Hall
and the machine's engine are expected to be very (near Admissions and Tax offices) is now for
loud, but the effort may take only a day or two. EMERGENCY USE ONLY. The alarm on the first
Shannon will keep the law school community floor exit will sound when this exit is used. The
updated via e-mail. outside entrance on the west stairwell is locked.
(Announcements, Continued) through ffth- semester participants satisfactorily
schools around the globe at last year's internation- completing all requirements of the competition
al competition in Vienna, UF was the only Florida will receive one credit in the fall. If chosen for the Library E-Mail
school represented. Vienna team, they will also receive a credit for Use the e-mail address
Students must attend weekly lectures focused participation Spring 2004 Semester. Second- llrequestaia .fl
request materials from
on developing international research skills in order semester students are not eligible for the one fall the law library, other UF
to compete. A preliminary competition will be credit; but if chosen for the team, will receive the libraries, or non-UF
held in September to select the team that goes on one spring credit. If you are a third-through ffth- libraries rather than indi-
to compete in Vienna. Team members will be cho- semester student and interested in trying out, you vidual librarian e-mail
sen based upon the quality of their brief and oral can register for the one credit, which is listed as: addresses to help library
staff track requests more
arguments. "Ind Study-Inter. Arb. Moot," Law 6930, Section effectively. For informa-
Participants must be prepared to make a two 4142. tion: Faculty Services
semester commitment if chosen, and all team For more information, e-mail Lisset Gonzalez Librarian/Adjunct
members must be available to attend the competi- (email@example.com) or Faculty Advisor Professor Christopher A.
tion in Vienna March or April 2004. Third- Professor Thomas Hurst (firstname.lastname@example.org). Vallandingham, Esq.
Student Affairs New Viruses & Worms Attack MS Windows-Based Systems
Can Help The following message from the law school's even aware there had been a problem.
We extend a warm Department of Educational Technology Services The virus released Tuesday only managed to
welcome to our new and addresses the recent "attack" on computer systems infect two computers in the college before we had
returning here and elsewhere. Contact Computing Services for protectio italled to fd and block it.
students. more information, virus protection installed to find and block it.
students. ^more information.
Our staff is If you are dialing from home to UF via a
here to There have been three major attacks on MS modem, UF Net Services has installed a firewall
work with to bloc worm from atakn your hm cm
you, and we Windows based computer systems in the past two to block worms from attacking your home com-
encourage weeks. The first attack began Aug. 11, and a puter while you are dialed-in. It is unknown
you to use Sasnett "stealth variant" was discovered two days later. whether Cox Cable's high-speed Internet connec-
us as much The first two attacks were not viruses, but an tion or BellSouths DSL services are protected in
as you can and provide attack known as a "worm." Worms do not require the same manner. In any case, since these connec-
feedback to help us serve tions are always on, it is critical that you have a
you better. We look for- action by a user in order to activate it or to infect a tions are always on, it is critical that you have a
ward to hearing from system. A worm propagates itself via a network home firewall to protect your computer(s) against
you. (including dial-up modem) connection and direct- worms.
SGail Sasnett, Associate ly attacks the Windows operating system code. If you don't have a firewall to protect your
Dean for Students, The worm variant discovered Aug. 13 infects home PC, and you are connecting to the
Professionalism & Internet in any way other than dialing UF
Communiy Relations a personal computer (PC), then patches it, prevent- Internet in any way other than dialing UF
ing identification and cleansing of compromised using a Gatorlink account, you should consider
PCs. Current virus cleaning tools will not work. installing a firewall immediately this new
Lexis Learning Infected PCs have to be reformatted; Windows type of attack will only get worse. You need
* LEXIS "Lunch" Refresher.
Learn of new LEXIS and all applications must be reinstalled from only one firewal: either hardware or software,
updates; lunch provided. scratch. Worms can be blocked by a firewall and not both.
Classes held in 190A some antivirus packages can remove a worm from Hardware firewalls only work with and are
Holland Hall at noon an infected computer the best option for high-speed (DSL or Cable)
today (Aug. 25), Internet connections. They are readily available at
Wednesday (Aug. 27) and A third attack in the form of a new virus was Internet connections. They are readily available at
Friday (Aug. 29), and at discovered Aug. 20. This virus, retailers such as Best Buy or Circuit City, and no
II a.m. and 2 p.m. "W32.Sobig.F@mm," fakes the "From" and "To" technical expertise is needed to install them. They
Tuesday (Aug. 26). Laptop fields in the e-mails it sends to propagate itself. It should cost around $50 and are built into most
computers welcome if you home network Switch/Routers.
sh to follow along wthu is therefore difficult to determine the source of home network Switch/Routers.
the presentation. infected computers or their users. The only pro- Software firewalls work with any type of
* If you are looking for a tection against viruses is to keep your antivirus Internet connection, including dial-up modem
job, enroll in the Career software up to date. You should have the auto- access.
Services/LEXIS Web course
for information on matic update scheduler for your virus package set Mark Bergeron, Computing Services
firms/attorneys, alumni in to check for and install updates auto-
Florida and more. Go to matically at least weekly.
www.Iexisnexis.comi The College of Law proactively
lawschool, click on
"WebCourses" and type in installs the latest patches and
your LEXIS ID. antivirus information to provide the
* Students who print LEXIS best possible protection to our net-
Job Search results, Cases, work and workstations. We often
etc. can print free after
attending a LEXIS training apply two to four patches or virus
presentation or one-on- updates to our network and all work-
one with a LEXIS repre- stations weekly. As a result of this
sentative. Printers are
outside Career Servces ambitious on-going maintenance, Computing Services Assistant Manager for Networking Jon Martin (left),
and in the Computer Lab there were only four workstations Technicians Jason Amirin and Christopher Biggs, Help Desk Manager
in Bruton-Geer Hall. infected with the worm on Monday. Daniel Crisman, Technician Mathew Henry, Operating Systems &
For information: Bonita These workstations were cleaned Applications Specialist Stan Amos, Technician Ted Peterson and
Young, Esq., LEXISNEXIS after hours Monday evening, so when Computing Services Manager Mark Bergeron work with Educational
Executive (800-3686955, people came in to work Tuesday Technology Services Director Andy Adkins and Media Services Head Jim
ext. 5286 or 375-8364, or mornin, they were probably not Flavin and Audio-Visual Specialist John Hunter to meet the college's need
bonita.young@ledsnedxscom). for technical services and resources.
SSCHOLARSHIP & ACTIVITIES *
SClarence J. TeSelle Professor Martin J. Albuquerque, N.M., on "Recent Federal Income Tax UF
McMahon, Jr. published 2003-1 Cumulative Developments" (jointly with Prof Ira Shepard);
Supplements to the following: Federal Income University of Virginia School of Law's 55th Annual
Taxation oflndividuals, Third Edition (Warren, Virginia Conference on Federal Taxation in
Gorham & Lamont, 2002) (with Boris I. Bittker & Charlottesville on "Recent Developments in Federal
Lawrence A. Zelenak); Federal Income Taxation of Income Taxation," and in May at the American Bar
Partnerships and S Corporations, Third Edition, Association, Tax Section, Real Estate Committee
and accompanying Study Problems (with P. Meeting in Washington, D.C. on a panel on "Attorney-
McDaniel & D. Simmons) (Foundation Press, Client Privilege and Other Sensitive Ethical Issues in
1999); Federal Income Taxation ofCorporations, Second Edition, Transactions and Litigation." .
and accompanying Study Problems (with P McDaniel & D. .Assistant Professor/Associate Director of the Center for Children blat n
Simmons) (Foundation Press, 1999); Federal Income Taxation of and the Law Sherrie Lynne Russell-Brown published "Rape as Online
Business Organizations, Third Edition, and accompanying Study an Act of Genocide," 21 Berkeley J. Int'lL. 350 (2003), and "Out The 2003-04 Levin
Problems and Teacher s Manual (with P McDaniel & D. of the Crooked Timber of Humanity: The Conflict Between South College of Law
Simmons) (Foundation Press, 1999); and Federal Income Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Intemational Handbook d Student
Taxation, Cases andMaterials, Fourth Edition (with P McDaniel, Human Rights Norms Regarding "Effective Remedies," 26
H. Ault & D. Simmons) (Foundation Press, 1998). He spoke in Hastings Int & Comparative L. Rev 227 (2003). Honor System and other
June at the State Bar of New Mexico Tax Symposium in law school publications
including FlaLaw -
(Return From Service, continued) are online at
weeks were enough, so I signed up for fall classes. on "publications."
The law school faculty and staff were awesome at
making my transition seamless. It's good to be
U.S. Marine Captain Matt Brannen (2L) was
called to action March 24 -just weeks before
law school finals leaving behind his
wife, Heather, and daughter, Delaney, UF law student Taylor Pancake (front, left) with his unit
who turned two while Matt was away. at Camp Viper in Iraq. Help the Homeless
"My daughter had trouble sleeping He spent his summer taking military courses, Donations of food,
Brannen and understanding why I was gone," including Expeditionary Warfare School in clothing and toiletries for
Matt said. "My wife handled it well, and a lot of Quantico and Tactical Air Control Party School in the homeless can be
team attached to a special operations command to make sure I got back into school." ishable food (no cooking
headquartered in Qatar. Associate Dean for Students, Professionalism r equired)f and needed
"It was surreal," said Brannen. "Being issued and Community Relations Gail Sasnett said, "My items, which will be dis-
ammo and getting motivated to undertake our mis- father was in the Navy during WWII, so I'm espe- tributed by the local
sion. I am proud to have had the honor of leading cially sensitive to our soldiers. I'm very grateful group "The HOME Van" to
my team. They were prepared for any mission and for their willingness to serve our country. They campsites and other
worked together to prepare for the possible com- make such sacrifices for all of us delaying their congrseate. (The HOME
bat we were facing." education and ability to practice law, taking time an is not a registered
Through a twist of fate, his team did not go to away from their families a very selfless thing." organization under Florida
Iraq. For two families, the worries aren't over. law, and so does not
"We were loading a C-130 (military transport Brannen's brother is in the Army and stationed in solicit donations or con-
plane) when we were stopped and told that the Baghdad, with an uncertain return date. tributions. Those wishing
Iraqi army we were going to face had surren- to assist in the efforts of
Iraqi army we were going to face had surren- And Corporal Juan "J.C." Tabio (2L), a the HOME Van are free to
dered," Brannen recounted. "The thing I prayed member of Brannen's reserve unit who do so, but such assistance
about most was bringing the team back home, and was activated at the same time, has a is not requested.)
here we are." younger brother who started boot camp Tabio For more information,
In May, Brannen's team arrived in Delaware the same week J.C. was called to action. The contact Legal Skills
on a military cargo plane. Tabios are a Marine family: his older brother also (email@example.com,
"The pilot announced our descent, and every- served in the 80s. 250 Bruton-Geer Hall or
one cheered," said Matt. (ContinuedPage 8) 392-2198).
Administration (Return From Service, continued)
Robert Jerry, Dean Tabio left behind fianc Cindy Garcia, an ele-
Michael Friel, Associate mentary guidance counselor in Weston, Florida,
Dean for Academic when he left for the Middle East.
Stuart Coh, Asociate "The Marine Corp does an impressive job of
Stuart Cohn, Associate To a
Dean for Interational staying ready," J.C. said. "Many Florida reservists i
Studies were activated for this." .
William Page, Associate During deployment, Tabio had to quickly
Dean for Faculty adapt to two cultures: Qatar and the Marine Corp.
Development "It was interesting seeing how other people
Kathleen "Kathie" Price, live," he said. "As a reservist, I deal with the Corp
Associate Dean for
once a month, but overseas I was a Marine 24-7."
Library and Technology
Library and Tect ology Tabio was overseas with Brannen, and com-
Gail Sasnett, Associate
Dean for Students, mented, "At law school, we're friends. But in the
Professionalism and Marines, Captain Brannen is my team leader, and UF law student Taylor Pancake took this picture of a child
Community Relations we have to stay within the bounds of professional- in Diwaniyah flashing a Peace sign through barb wire.
Patrick Shannon, ism and Marine Corp etiquette."
Associate Dean for Like Brannen, Tabio was impressed with the wrote a letter to our whole unit, praising our cohe-
Administrative Affairs team's sense of brotherhood. siveness and esprit de corps."
"An Army Staff Sergeant stationed near us "This was a once in a lifetime experience for
Submission most people," said Tabio, who returned to the law
Information Lschool this fall. "I'm glad that when the call came,
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session. Submit news by and add your events online at Not all UF law students serving in
10 a.m. Tuesday for next www.law.ufl.edu. the effort have returned. Florida
week's newsletter to August National Guard Sergeant Edward
Editor Debra Amirin, Wak-n Resume Review, noon4 m Lohrer (2L) who was deployed to
Director of Institutional 25 A Walk-ln Resume Revew, noon4 p.m., Lohrer
foration & Center for Career Services Iraq and U.S. Coast Guard
Publications, Office of Career Services Presentation: U.S. Department of Lieutenant Ryon Little (2L) who
Administrative Affairs, at justice, 5:156:30 p.m., Faculty Dining Room was called to duty to monitor the Port of
firstname.lastname@example.org, IMBA Board Meeting, 7 8 p.m., 190 Holland Hall Miami have been gone since last
phone 392-9238, (Auditorium)
fax 392-8727 o bring a 26 Florida Law Review Open Writing Competition spring. Neither Lorer or Little were Little
disk (PC format, text in Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 190A Holland Hall available for comment, and sources are unsure of
WordPerfect or Word, Informational Meeting on Florida lournal of their date of return. According to members of the
include contact informa- International Law Open Writing Competition, Military Law Students Association (MLSA),
tion) to the Dean's Office, noon, 190 Holland Hall (Auditorium) Lohrer is part of the 560th Movement Control
264 Holland Hall. 27 Atlanta Law Alumni Reception, 5:30 7:30 p.m. Team, which is tracking the movement of military
SMoot Court Brief Seminar, 6 7 p.m., vehiles moving through Iraq and Kuwait.
Submit news for 190C Holland Hall v cles moving through Ira and Kuwait.
The Docket to the john 28 JMBA Night Out Sadly, another friend of the College of Law
Marshall Bar Association 29 Career Services Presentation: "Art of Networking" will never come home. Gainesville resident and
(147 BGH, 392-0498). noon, Bailey Courtroom Florida National Guardsman Jeffrey Wershow, 22,
September was shot and killed July 6 while providing security
for U.S. officials visiting Baghdad University in
2 Career Services' Mock Interview Program Iraq. Wershow planned to one day attend law
3 Informational meeting on Florida lournal of
International Law Open Writing Competition, school here, as did his father, Jon Wershow, and
5 p.m., 190 Holland Hall (Auditorium) stepmother, Pam Schneider, of the Gainesville firm
Career Services' Mock Interview Program Wershow & Schneider. In honor of this and in
Career Services Presentation, Carlton Fields' recognition of his service to the nation, the UF
Interviewing Skills Workshop, noon-1 p.m., College of Law gave his family a certificate granti-
SMoot Court Question and Answer Session, ng him "honorary admission." According to mili-
S67 p.m., 190C Holland Hall tary sources, he will be posthumously awarded the
4 IMBA Elections, noon, Bailey Courtroom Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA D. Cupples (3L)
Hononrig hepst, sraping ghefit