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Place of Publication: <Gainesville FL> College of Law Communications Office 1997-
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Table of Contents
    Announcements
        Page 1
    Career services
        Page 2
    Labor and Employment Law Alliance
        Page 3
    Nelson Symposium Oct. 3 in Gainesville
        Page 4
    Associate dean Kathie Price: transforming plans and promises into reality
        Page 5
    Discussion scheduled Sept. 24 at 'Curve Forum'
        Page 6
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 7
    Meet the faculty
        Page 7
    Manage your time, manage your stress
        Page 8
    UF Law calendar
        Page 8
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* ANNOUNCEMENTS Inside
Nelson Symposium
JMBA News & Events Oct. 3 (4)
* A John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) general Kathie Price: Former
Law Librarian of
board meeting is tonight (Sept. 15), 7-8 p.m., Congress Leads LIC ()
190A Holland Hall. All students welcome.
* JMBA Bowling Night is this Thursday (Sept. 18) at Sept. 24 Forum (6)
at Alley Katz. Details available in JMBA Office. Manage Your Time,
For information: JMBA President Frank Manage Your Stress (8)
Garcia (garciafr0]3@yahoo.com).

Goal Setting Workshop Wednesday
The Law College Council and Office of
Student Affairs encourage students to take advan-
tage of the Leadership Resource Management
Program this fall. The first workshop, "Goal
Setting Techniques: Creating a Realistic Master
Plan," is Wednesday (Sept. 17), noon, 190C
Holland Hall. The program teaches participants
key resource management skills for use in aca-
demic, personal or work situations. Participants
attending three or more sessions receive a certifi- '.'' UF Law Students
cate of completion. Other topics this semester will Recalled to Service
include Diversity, Communication Skills, Eating U.S. Marine Corp
Disorders, and Drug Abuse. reservist Capt. Matt
For information: Student Affairs Coordinator .. ....... Brannen (2L, in uniform
Noemar Castro (castro@law.ufl.edu) or Resource above) and U.S. Coast
Counselor Ali Kane (alikane@ufl. edu). Guard Lieutenant Ryon
Little (2L) have been re-
Phi Alpha Delta Meeting Today deployed for service in
Phi Alpha Delta is looking for students who Iraq, and will likely miss
another semester of
wish to become involved immediately, and will school. (Both were
hold general meetings for current and new mem- deployed last spring,
bers 7-8 p.m. in 297 Holland Hall today (Sept. 15) .. .. weeks before finals.)
and Monday, Sept. 22. Membership requirements The Military Law
for new members and the semester's social/ Students Association
(MLSA) is collecting dona-
professional calendar will be discussed. For tions for care packages
information: UFShannonR@aol.com. for UF Iaw students serv-

APALSA Officer Meeting Today ing in Iraq. For informa-
tion or to help, contact
The Asian and Pacific American Law Steve Berlin (MLSAuf@
Students Association (APALSA) will hold an hotmail.com).
officers meeting today (Sept. 15), 6 p.m., Bruton- Build Skills Through Toastmasters
Geer cafeteria. All students welcome. For infor- All are invited to a meeting of Toastmasters UNIVERSITY OF
mation: APALSA President Mitesh Patel this Tuesday (Sept. 16), 5 p.m., 190A Holland FLORIDA
(374-3823). (Announcements Continue Page 3) Fredric G. Levin College of Law

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SCAREER SERVICES *

Explore Alternatives to OCIon outing
There is much more to Career Services re e ig
and to finding a job than On-Campus a p at
Interviews (OCI). OCI is not for everyone, as
discussed in last week's column. In the future, we
Scholarships will feature a number of OCI alternatives, includ-
Available ing opportunities in public interest fields, small
Continuing Student and medium sized firms, and government. (Check
Scholarships ($1,000- out government careers in the Government Honors
$2,000) for second- and andlnternship Handbook, online at www.law.
third-year law students arizona.edu/career/honorshandbbok.cfin [user-
are now available.
name: eggplant, password: purple2].)
Eigibility requirements econquer" doubling the number of contacts you can
are listed on the financial OCI Phase 1 Interviews Today make. Prearrange a rescue signal.
aid bulletin board, and
aid bulletin board, and Phase 1 of OCI begins today. Students should APPROACHABLES: Ifyou attend an event alone and

in the Office of Student come to Career Services the morning of their don't immediately recognize anyone, introduce yourself to
an "approachable," more typically known as "wall flow-
Affairs. (Note: Current interview to check the room location. (If the loca- er" eeber ha e p can iportant and
ers." Remember that these people can be important and
scholarship recipients not tion is known ahead of time, it will be indicated valuable contacts.
eligible.) Application dead- on the schedule on eAttomey.) Bring an updated NAMETAGS: Wear your nametag on your right lapel.
line is Friday, Sept. 26. resume, transcript, references and writing sam- REMEMBERING NAMES: Listening is the key to

financial aid questions or pie to the interview, and check eAttorney for remembering names. During introductions, don't make the
critical error of thinking about what you're going to say
concerns, contact Financial other information that might be requested by next rather than listenng to others. Listen as the other
Aid Director Carol Huber interviewers. person provides their name and descriptor. You will
(above) at 392-0421 or Phase 2 bidding closes tonight (Sept. 15), so remember names better if you begin to use them right
Carol Huber@sfa.ufl.edu. complete all bidding for Phase 2 employers by away or associate them with others you know well.
midnight. No additional submissions accepted. BREAKING AND ENTERING: To enter into a group
Firm interview selections are due to Career conversation, approach, listen, and make eye contact with
other participants. After another group member asks a
LEXIS Training Services by 5 p.m. Sept. 22. question, you can introduce yourself and ask a follow-up
LEXIS Appellate How to 'Work' Social Events question.
Advocacy and LL.M. in So e EXITING A CONVERSATION: When you're ready to
Gradate Tax trainin Some firms who interview on campus invite leave one conversation and start another, let other partici-
continues this week in students to cocktail parties and receptions. (Note: pants know how pleased you were to have met them and
the Bruton-Geer Hall Only students selected to interview with these then move on. This is the appropriate time to exchange
computer lab. (Training firms will be invited, and the invitation comes business cards.
mn for Advocacy frm the f t from SEND A THANK YOU NOTE: A key skill is the art of
mandatory for Advocacy directly from the firm, not from Career Services.) becoming memorable. Because writing thank you notes
students, who will be The following guidelines can help you feel more has become a lost art, you enhance your chances of being
informed by their profes-
sor of times based on TA comfortable at career-related social events, and remembered every time you send one. An effective thank
group.) Training will be more memorable to potential employers: you note requires you to write three simple sentences:
held: INTRODUCING YOURSELF: Provide your name and a 1. Describe the event. "Thank you for inviting me to the
* Today (Sept 15): Professor descriptor. View the descriptor as a 30-second commercial. XXXX reception." 2. Describe something about the event
Tomlinson's students, Make sure it's interesting to the person you're about to that made it unique. "I cannot begin to tell you how much
I p.m.; Makeup classes at meet, and introduces you in a memorable fashion. I enjoyed the conversations I had with attorneys regarding
noon and 3 p.m. INTRODUCING OTHERS: Ask yourself, "who is the issues affecting the high tech industry." 3. State your next
* Tuesday (Sept 16): most important person in this business context," then action step. "I hope we can get together soon for lunch.
Professor Jackson's present the less important person to the more important I'll call early next week."
students, 10 a.m., I person. As an example in the law firm context, a senior
a.m., I p.m. and 2 p.m. Also in September
a.m., p.m. and 2 p.m. partner is viewed as more important than a new associate. Al n September
" Wednesday (Sept. 17), Second Career Workshop,
LL.M. Tax tra inng, 1 Therefore you would say, "Mr. Senior Partner, may I Seon Career
LL.M. Tax training, II ,, Sept. 16, noon, Bailey Courtroom
a.m. and noon. present New Associate." Univ. 16, noon, Baile Courtroom
For information on ARRIVING AT THE EVENT: Arrive on time this is an Uvery of a. So Cte
ror imformation on .Sept. 17-18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., O'Connell Center
the preceding or on free extension of your work. If you arrive alone, thank the host S Spring Externship Informational Meeting,
LEXIS printing, contact or hostess, get a beverage, wrap it in a napkin and carry it Sept. 23 & 26 at noon; Sept. 24 at 4 p.m.; Bailey Courtroom
your representative or in your left hand, leaving your right hand available for
Account Executive Bonita shaking hands. Also check for Career Services events online
Young (375-8364). USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM: Whenever possible, attend at www.law.ufl.edu/calendar/.
cocktail parties with another person and "divide and

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(Announcements, Continued) Apply by 4 p.m.
Hall. Toastmasters can help you develop and Today to Study in
enhance speaking and presentation skills critical to The Netherlands,
success from the courtroom to the boardroom. : France, Germany,
SPoland or Australia
Labor & Employment Law Alliance Apply by 4 p.m. today
If you are interested injoining the Labor & (Sept. 15) to study abroad
Employment Law Alliance and/or would like to through a UF College of
Law exchange program
receive e-mail updates on its events and activities, Lawih LedenUniverogra
with Leiden University
e-mail levin labor law association@hotmail.com (The Netherlands),
to become an "instant member." (No obligation to University of Montpellier
participate by joining.) (France), johann Wolfgang
The organization will present guest speakers Goethe University
and events related to unionized labor law, discrim- (Germany), Warsaw
University (Poland) or
ination and equality rights in the workplace, Monash University
migrant worker issues, questions affecting non- (Melbourne, Australia). AII
unionized employees, and management. are ABA-approved and
H.lorid *e Car r Eexclusively for UF law stu-
Last Florida Law Review Writing dents. (Applicants for pro-
Competition Meeting Tuesday *cgrams in France and
The Florida Law Review Open Writing Germany should be fluent
Competition is underway, but students still have in language of instruction.
C.i. uI. lf you are not fully fluent,
time to participate. Packets are available in the there are opportunities
Law Review Office, and a final informational via the host institution to
meeting will be held Tuesday (Sept. 16), 6:30 take courses to acquire
p.m., 190A Holland Hall. For information: John proficiency, and some
Conner (jtconner@ufl.edu) or Matt Brewer courses may be taught in
(matbrewer@.sn. com)..English.)
(miatbrewerJifsn.coim). *lIf you have questions

Interested in Litigation? about these or other
international opportuni-
The Association of Future Litigators encour- international opportuni-
ties, contact Noemar
ages students interested in learning about litigation Student Works Executive Editor Lisa Acharekar Castro (castro@law.
practice and meeting people experienced in both (lacharekar@imsn. com). ufl.edu) in Student Affairs.
civil and criminal litigation to join their organiza- Detailed information and
tion. There is no obligation to attend events if you Lambda Legal Alliance Meeting applications are online at
become a member, but you will be notified of Lambda Legal Alliance the College of Law www.law.uf.edul
activities through an e-mail list serve. To join and organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans- studentslabromad.
be added to the membership directory, e-mail gendered students and their supporters will
association ofuturelitigators@otmail.com. meet this Thursday or Friday (Sept. 18 or 19). For
information, e-mail LambdaUF@aol.com or check
JLPP Grade-On Invitees their bulletin board for updates.
The Journal of Law and Public Policy con-
gratulates the following Fall 2003 Grade-On Minority Scholar ship s Available
Invitees: Scott Bauries, Kimberly Belcastro, Foley & Lardner is accepting applications for
Bonnie Bolz, Holly Blumenthal, Angela Brayer, their Minority Scholarship Program from first-year
Celia Chapman, Darren Chiapetta, Kimberly minority students. Applications available from
Davis, Blake Delaney, Lindsey Deloach, Diane Diversity and Community Development Director
Dick, Daniel Fogarty, Dayna Harmelin, Theodore Desta Meghoo-Peddie (346 Holland Hall) or in the
Howell, Carolyn Kershner, Cara Muroff, Elizabeth Center for Career Services (244 Bruton-Geer
Outler, Helyn Outler, Helen Peacock, Melissa Hall). Apply by 5 p.m. Sept. 30 no exceptions
Register, Michael Lloyd Rhey, Megan Sladek, to Meghoo-Peddie or her secretary, Ricky
Daniel Smith, Jennifer Voss, Janelle Weber and Shelton, in the Faculty Support Office. For infor-
Erika Zimmerman. Invitees will be sent additional mation: Meghoo-Peddie (meghoo@law.ufl.edu).
information via e-mail, or can contact JLPP



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l is Nelson Symposium Oct. 3 in Gainesville

The Third Annual Government Law (regulatory
SRichard E. Nelson takings implications). The
Symposium, "From Penn Florida Bar has approved 7.5
Central to Pensacola: New general CLE hours.
Perspectives on Historic The Nelson symposium
Preservation," will be held I etrl honors the late Richard E.
.. .. Oct. 3 at the Gainesville i t Nelson (UF JD '55), who was
Paramount Resort and devoted both to his alma mater
Conference Center (formerly h'e aP"ernU ives he and the area of local govern-
1 the Sheraton, 2900 SW 13th II l ree ment law. A generous contri-
St.). Scheduled presenters bution from Nelson and his
include Robert W. Tuttle, wife, Jane (UF '56) created
. Ha.Professor of Law, George the Richard E. Nelson Chair
Washington University in Local Govenment Law -
(church and state concems); Tu- Ml cLedii recently filled by Michael
David A. Brennen, Professor Allan Wolf and an endow-
of Law, Mercer University ment to support the annual
(tax and ethical issues); symposium.
Timothy McLendon, Staff For symposium informa-
a Attorney at the Center for tion, e-mail Director of
Governmental Responsibility Conference Planning and
(economic impacts of historic Special Projects Barbara
preservation); and Michael Allan Wolf, DeVoe (devoeglaw.ufl.edu or 392-8070).
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local

"If an obscure Florida convict named Clarence Earl Gideon had not sat down in his
prison cell...to write a letter to the Supreme Court...the vast machinery ofAmerican law
would have gone on functioning undisturbed. But Gideon did write that letter, the Court
did look into his case...and the whole course of American legal history has been changed."
Robert F. Kennedy
Lecture Sept. 25 Honors Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright
Florida Law Review will host a special presentation Sept. 25 at noon in Holland Hall audito-
rium in honor of the 40th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision in the land-
mark case of Gideon v. Wainwright.
Stetson University College of Law Dean Emeritus and Professor Bruce R. jacob (UF LL.M. in
Taxation '95) will speak on "Memories of and Reflections about Gideon v. Wainwright." jacob
began his career in 1960 as assistant attorney general for the state of Florida, and briefed and
argued the case against Gideon in the U.S. Supreme Court. He later practiced law in Bartow and
Lakeland, Florida, in the firm of Holland, Bevis & Smith, now Holland & Knight. Following the
completion of his LL.M. degree at Northwestern University, he joined the faculty of Emory
University School of Law, where he established the Legal Assistance for Inmates Program at the
Atlanta Penitentiary. He was appointed by the Supreme Court as counsel for petitioner in
Kaufman v. United States, 394 U.S. 217 (1969). He was a research associate in the Center for
Criminal justice at Harvard Law School, assisted in the establishment of the Harvard Prison Legal
Assistance Project, and supervised law students in the defense of criminal cases and representa-
tion of indigents in civil matters in the Community Legal Assistance Office, Cambridge,
Massachusetts. He was a professor and director of Clinical Programs at the Ohio State University
College of Law, dean and professor at the Mercer University School of Law, and
vice president of Stetson University and dean of Stetson College of Law (1981-94).
He is author and co-author of articles on Criminal Law and Procedure, Civil Rights
and Civil Liberties, and the Administrative Law of Corrections. While on sabbatical
leave during 1994-95, he earned his LL.M. program in Taxation at the UF College
of Law. He teaches tax and administrative law courses.
For information about the presentation, contact Florida Law Review Editor-
in-Chief Ben Diamond (392-2148).
Bruce Jacob

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Associate Dean Kathie Price:
Transforming Plans & Promises Into Reality
Law school renovations increasing responsibility for content
along with updated and enhanced and support for the college's Web
technological infrastructure site.
promise new techniques and appli- Price who is credited with G aduating
This Fall?
cations that can change the nature founding the Library of Congress T ai
of legal teaching and research. The Intemational Legal Information Students lannn to
graduate this fall must
school's long-anticipated future has Network brings more than her arrange for a
arrived, and Associate Dean for skill and interest in the benefits of "Graduation Check"
Library & Technology/Clarence J. technology. Thanks to her extensive with College of Law
TeSelle Professor Kathleen intemational teaching and consult- Registrar Kim Thomas
"Kathie" Price is guiding the trans- ing, she has a unique perspective on (392-0421) to ensure
formation of the Legal Information the UF College of Law and its place they have met gradua-
Center (LIC) under a mandate to in the academic community. tion requirements.
maximize the benefits and avoid We have to focus far beyond Senior Information
potential pitfalls -of the many loria and loo a what o re Sheets are now online.
ing.Go to the law school
potential pitfalls -k of the Wmany es t and forthe Iini Florida and look at what our real Go to the law school
changes taking place here and to to irienefr- thr oogyf competition is doing," said Price. h
home page (www.Iaw.
help faculty, staff and students learn ,I enjoyed the past nine years at ufl.edu) click on
new and better ways to teach, research and lean. New York University, which has received national Student Affairs, then on
"LIC staff are rethinking their traditional roles acclaim for its tax and international programs," the quick link for
to focus on training faculty, students and staff. That Price said. "But the opportunity to help Florida "Senior Information."
training may involve classes, individual sessions, or achieve well-deserved recognition while participat- Senior photos will be
online tutorials designed to further our programs," ing in the shaping of its physical space and infra- taken this Thursday &
she said. "Construction causes temporary inconven- structure to support new and established programs Friday (Sept. 18-19).
iences, but it will enable us to offer opportunities to was a major reason for my acceptance of UF's Sign up in Student
faculty and students to vastly increase the speed offer." Affairs.
and efficiency of their work through enhanced use Price earned an M.A. in library science from
of technology." Florida State University in 1967, then worked at
Part of her vision is to help faculty become as Alabama and Illinois university law libraries while
self-sufficient as possible by encouraging and help- taking law courses. She became associate director
ing them to design and maintain WestLaw's TWEN of the Illinois law library and book review editor
and Lexis' Blackboard course Web pages that can for the Illinois Law Forum, and eamed her J.D.
be linked to electronic information to provide one- (Order of the Coif) there in 1973.
stop access and eliminate course packs. She practiced with a Chicago law firm for two
"We have the capability to make information years, then taught at Duke for five years and at the
easier to access, store and share for everyone, espe- University of Minnesota's law school for 10, focus-
cially for students and faculty," said Price, who was ing primarily on criminal law, legal research and
a law professor for 24 years and has been Law writing, torts and bio-medical ethics. She has
Librarian of Congress and head of law libraries at taught in both Sweden and China, and was attract-
Duke, New York University and Minnesota. ed to the Law Library of Congress the world's
"Change can be difficult, but the rewards are largest law library, which she headed for four years cctno
tremendous." because it provided comparative foreign and
During construction, the library will move off international law research for Congress.
campus in 2004 for a year. And now Price has returned to UF, where she
"Our plans for service include locating space earned her B.A. in Political Science in 1963. 'CLaSS ACt' Staff
in a shopping center with free parking for students, "I look forward to participating in Florida's Directory Online
as well as maintaining a reserve and reference pres- internationalization of its library collection, its CLaSS ACt (College of
ence in Bruton-Geer Hall," said Price, then added teaching and research, and its employment opportu- Law Support Staff
with a smile, "Instead of 'LIC,' we'll be called nities for our students. I appreciate the focus devel- Activities Committee) has
produced a directory of
'LIE,' for 'Library in Exile."' oped here on partnerships with key international the college's support staff.
This summer, the Department of Educational institutions of interest to our community," said The directory is available
Technology Services was formed by merging Price. "I am especially impressed by our strong on the CLaSS ACt Web site
Computing and Media Services under LIC LL.M. students, who enrich the experience for all (http:llic.Iaw.ufl.edul
Associate Director Andy Adkins, who also has of us." classact/Direct.pdf).
D. Cupples (2L)

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Changes in Grading Curve, Honors Requirements Approved

Discussion Scheduled Sept. 24 at 'Curve Forum'

A new policy on the UF College of Law's courses (live-client clinical courses) and the legal writ-
grading curve is in effect, with the exception of ing teaching assistant course sections shall be graded
on either the lettered grade scale, subject to the manda-
Mark Your the grading scale that includes "-" (i.e. A-, B-, tory mean, or on the F/P/P+ scale, at the election of the
Calendar for UF etc.) grades, which must first be approved by main instructor. The grading scale elected may be changed
campus. Professor Marty McMahon, Associate from semester to semester, but for any particular
Law Conferences Dean Gail Sasnett, Assistant Dean Richard semester, the grading scale elected by the instructor
Plans are being final- must be communicated to the students, in writing (by
ized for the following UF Ludwick and Registrar Kim Thomas will pro- syllabus, posting, letter or other memorandum, in paper
law conferences: vide an overview and answer questions at a or digital format) no later than the last day of the drop
* The Intellectual "Curve Forum" Wednesday, Sept. 24, noon, add/period. The default grade system ifno election is
Property Law Program Holland Hall Auditorium. The following was made shall be the F/P/P+ scale.
will present its Third approved by the culty April 30, 2003: II. Honors and Class Rank
Annual Law & approved by the faculty Apnl 30, 2003A. Honors upon graduation shall be awarded as
I. Mandatory Course Section Mean: All courses in which let- follows:
Technology Conference ter grades are awarded shall be subject to the following rules: Highest Honors 3.9
Feb. 20 i Orido. A. The mean grade for all course sections, regardless of size High Honors 3.7
Details TBA, or contact and including seminars, shall be between 3.15 and 3.25, Honors 3.3
Director of Conference inclusive. B. Class Rank
Planning and Special B. For upperclass course sections, the instructor may elect to 1. Class rank percentile cutoffs below the top one-third
Projects Barbara DeVoe raise the top of the range or lower the bottom of the range shall not be publicly released.
(devoe@law.ufl.edu or under whichever ofthe following altematives applies: 2. The names ofthe valedictorian and salutatorian of
392-8070). 1. Ifthe mean GPA (determined as ofthe beginning of ach graduaing class shall be recognized at gradua-
* "Beyond Brown: the semester) for students enrolled in the course section tion.
Children, Race and after the last day to drop a class is above 3.2, the lower III. Effective Dates and Transition Rules
Education," March 25- end ofthe range shall be 3.15 and the upper end ofthe A. The new grade scales shall apply for all courses begin-
27, Gainesville. Co-spon- range may be .05 higher than the mean GPA of the stu- ning in the first semester for which they are approved
sored by the Center on dents enrolled in the course. by the University Curriculum Committee, the
Children & the Law and 2. Ifthe mean GPA (determined as ofthe beginning of University Senate,and any other necessary body.
Center for the Study of the semester) for students enrolled in the course section B. The new mean GPA requirement shall apply to all first
Race and Race after the last day to drop a class is below 3.2, the lower year courses for the Spring Term of 2003.
Relations. Details TBA, end of the range may be .05 lower than the mean GPA C. The new mean GPA requirement shall apply to all
or contact Program of the students enrolled in the course and the upper end courses (except the second semester ofthe legal writing
Assistant Debbie Keley ofthe range shall be 3.25. teaching assistant course for students who completed
Assistant Debbie Kelley 3. The mean GPA ofthe students enrolled in the course the first semester in the Spring Tenr of 2003), com-
92(.75) aw.ul.eu shall be conclusively determined by the registrar. mencig with the Summer Tenn of 2003.
392- C. The mean grade for a course section is required to fall D. The new cutoffpoints for honors shall be fully effec-
within the specified range. No exceptions are permitted tive for the class graduating in the Fall of 2005. The
for any course or seminar for any reason. Grade reports cutoff points for honors shall be phased-in as follows:
that are submitted by a faculty member to the registrar Fall 2003:
that are not within the permitted range shall be retuned, Highest Honors 3.9
without recording, for redetermination ofthe grades by High Honors 3.533
the faculty member. Honors 3.133
D. The mean grade for all courses will be calculated without Spring 2004:
including the following: Highest Honors 3.9
1. Grades awarded to LL.M. students and foreign High Honors 3.567
exchange students who are enrolled in the course. Honors 3.167
2. Grades of E. Fall 2004:
3. Pass/Fail Scale and Courses. Courses that are not grad- Highest Honors 3.9
ed on the lettered scale shall be graded on the follow- High Honors 3.6
ing scale: Fail; Pass; Pass with Distinction (F/P/P+). Honors 3.2
Courses graded on this scale shall not be awarded qual- Spring 2005:
ity points and shall not be taken into account in com- Highest Honors 3.9
puting GPA. High Honors 3.633
Honors 3.233
a. All courses heretofore graded on a U/S/S+ or P/F ors
scale shall be graded on the F/P/P+ scale. H Honors 3.9
Highest Honors 3.9
b. All independent study shall be graded under the High Honors 3.667
F/P/P+ scale. Honors 3.267
c. All internships shall be graded under the F/P/P+ E. All transcripts released for the next ten years shall
scale. Not all grades within the scale necessarily include an explanation ofthe changed grading scale
must be awarded in any particular course section in and the change to the required mean GPA range from
any particular semester. the recommended GPA range.
4. Special Rules for Clinical Courses and the Legal
Writing Teaching Assistant Course Sections. Clinical

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SCHOLARSHIP & ACTIVITIES *
* Chesterfield Smith Professor Michael W. Stephen C. O'Connell Professor/Center on
Gordon's 6th edition of his West Group Children and the Law Associate Director
co-authored casebook, International Christopher Slobogin published the 2003
Business Transactions, was published in Supplement to Criminal Procedure: An
August. He and his co-panelists are finish- Analysis ofCases and Concepts (4th ed.,
ing a second written decision for a NAFTA ir and with Charles Whitebread). He presented
dispute involving fertilizer imports from "Defining Mental Illness in Terms of
the U.S. to Mexico. The panel consist- Content and Process" and "Problem-
ing of two Mexicans and three Americans Solving Courts: A Critique" at the second Help Keep our
- sat in Mexico City in place of a International Psychology & Law Campus Clean
Mexican federal court and applied --,. Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, in July,
The appearance of the
Mexican law. Gordon's NAFTA assistant, and was quoted in the National Law school reflects on ah of
Jorge Ramirez, a UF LL.M. in Comparative Law Journal about the implications of the Supreme Court's
us, and we urge you to
Program graduate and LL.M. Graduate Tax Program decision limiting forcible medication of criminal help us maintain a clean
student from Mexico, accompanied him to the hearing. defendants who are mentally ill. and professional image.
SIrving Cypen Professor Sharon E. Rush and UF law student Jeffrey Scott Shapiro appeared on Please help keep the
Chesterfield Smith Professor Nancy Dowd both pre- CNN's "Live from the Headlines with Paula Zahn" to campus litter-free, and
sented papers at a Cornell University Feminist Theory discuss his background as a tabloid joumalist and how dispose of trash in
Workshop in early September. freedom of the press is negatively effecting the Kobe appropriate containers.
Bryant case in Colorado. (Transcript available at:
www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0308/26/se. 17.html.)



and/or appropriate compensation for harms
Jonathan one has caused is critical. By contrast, the focus
R. Cohen in the legal profession is almost always on the
reverse denial. The immoral has become the
Associate Professor; normal. I argue that lawyers should consider talk-
Associate Director, ing with clients about taking responsibility far
Institute for more than we do now."
SDispute Resolution Education
A.B. (summa cum laude), A.M., J.D. (cum
laude), Ph.D. (Economics), Harvard University.
Phi Beta Kappa. Class of '53
View on the Profession Expertise/Background Alumni Honored
"There is much variety to what lawyers do. Negotiation, Dispute Resolution, Ethics, The College of Law
Some spend most days in court, some never set Evidence. American Bar Association, Dispute will honor the class of
foot in court. Some work in large organizations, Resolution Section. 1953 at the annual UF
some work alone. Some work mostly with docu- Grand Guard weekend
ments, some mostly with people. Some enforce What You May Not Know Oct. 2-4. To participate,
1953 graduates should
laws, some seek to reform them. "I am a vegetarian (though some of my best register by Sept. 19 at
The key, as I see it, is to find a path that is friends eat meat). When my wife and I were dat- www.ufalumni.ufl.edu or
both personally satisfying and of service to ing, she made me promise that if we ever had kids by calling toll-free to
society. For me, that path has been studying and we would feed them meat. (I teach negotiation, 888-352-5866.
teaching about the ethics of dispute resolution. but she's the one who is good at it.) Seven years Dean Robert jerry will
tecn 11preside at a luncheon in
My writing in recent years has focused on later, our two girls, ages three and one, happily Bruton-Geer Hall Fridayu
Bruton-Geer Hall Friday,
topics like the use of apology in lawsuits and need consume both meat and tofu. But the battle has Oct. 3, honoring Grand
for respect within negotiation, and has even not been entirely lost. The three-year-old has Guard graduates and fea-
helped prompt new legislation. I am now writing many stuffed animals she calls her 'children,' and ture an official unveiling
a paper critiquing the ubiquity of denial within informs us that, while some of her children eat of a bust of Professor
Se n Clarence j. TeSelle donat-
the law. To summarize, from the viewpoint of the meat, others are vegetarians."e b ene JT e
ed by Gene Moore III (UF
injurer's moral and psychological development, JD '53).
embracing responsibility through apologies Go to www.law.ufledu/faculty/for a
complete resume and list of publications.

7










SCHOLARSHIP & ACTIVITIES *
* Chesterfield Smith Professor Michael W. Stephen C. O'Connell Professor/Center on
Gordon's 6th edition of his West Group Children and the Law Associate Director
co-authored casebook, International Christopher Slobogin published the 2003
Business Transactions, was published in Supplement to Criminal Procedure: An
August. He and his co-panelists are finish- Analysis ofCases and Concepts (4th ed.,
ing a second written decision for a NAFTA ir and with Charles Whitebread). He presented
dispute involving fertilizer imports from "Defining Mental Illness in Terms of
the U.S. to Mexico. The panel consist- Content and Process" and "Problem-
ing of two Mexicans and three Americans Solving Courts: A Critique" at the second Help Keep our
- sat in Mexico City in place of a International Psychology & Law Campus Clean
Mexican federal court and applied --,. Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, in July,
The appearance of the
Mexican law. Gordon's NAFTA assistant, and was quoted in the National Law school reflects on ah of
Jorge Ramirez, a UF LL.M. in Comparative Law Journal about the implications of the Supreme Court's
us, and we urge you to
Program graduate and LL.M. Graduate Tax Program decision limiting forcible medication of criminal help us maintain a clean
student from Mexico, accompanied him to the hearing. defendants who are mentally ill. and professional image.
SIrving Cypen Professor Sharon E. Rush and UF law student Jeffrey Scott Shapiro appeared on Please help keep the
Chesterfield Smith Professor Nancy Dowd both pre- CNN's "Live from the Headlines with Paula Zahn" to campus litter-free, and
sented papers at a Cornell University Feminist Theory discuss his background as a tabloid joumalist and how dispose of trash in
Workshop in early September. freedom of the press is negatively effecting the Kobe appropriate containers.
Bryant case in Colorado. (Transcript available at:
www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0308/26/se. 17.html.)



and/or appropriate compensation for harms
Jonathan one has caused is critical. By contrast, the focus
R. Cohen in the legal profession is almost always on the
reverse denial. The immoral has become the
Associate Professor; normal. I argue that lawyers should consider talk-
Associate Director, ing with clients about taking responsibility far
Institute for more than we do now."
SDispute Resolution Education
A.B. (summa cum laude), A.M., J.D. (cum
laude), Ph.D. (Economics), Harvard University.
Phi Beta Kappa. Class of '53
View on the Profession Expertise/Background Alumni Honored
"There is much variety to what lawyers do. Negotiation, Dispute Resolution, Ethics, The College of Law
Some spend most days in court, some never set Evidence. American Bar Association, Dispute will honor the class of
foot in court. Some work in large organizations, Resolution Section. 1953 at the annual UF
some work alone. Some work mostly with docu- Grand Guard weekend
ments, some mostly with people. Some enforce What You May Not Know Oct. 2-4. To participate,
1953 graduates should
laws, some seek to reform them. "I am a vegetarian (though some of my best register by Sept. 19 at
The key, as I see it, is to find a path that is friends eat meat). When my wife and I were dat- www.ufalumni.ufl.edu or
both personally satisfying and of service to ing, she made me promise that if we ever had kids by calling toll-free to
society. For me, that path has been studying and we would feed them meat. (I teach negotiation, 888-352-5866.
teaching about the ethics of dispute resolution. but she's the one who is good at it.) Seven years Dean Robert jerry will
tecn 11preside at a luncheon in
My writing in recent years has focused on later, our two girls, ages three and one, happily Bruton-Geer Hall Fridayu
Bruton-Geer Hall Friday,
topics like the use of apology in lawsuits and need consume both meat and tofu. But the battle has Oct. 3, honoring Grand
for respect within negotiation, and has even not been entirely lost. The three-year-old has Guard graduates and fea-
helped prompt new legislation. I am now writing many stuffed animals she calls her 'children,' and ture an official unveiling
a paper critiquing the ubiquity of denial within informs us that, while some of her children eat of a bust of Professor
Se n Clarence j. TeSelle donat-
the law. To summarize, from the viewpoint of the meat, others are vegetarians."e b ene JT e
ed by Gene Moore III (UF
injurer's moral and psychological development, JD '53).
embracing responsibility through apologies Go to www.law.ufledu/faculty/for a
complete resume and list of publications.

7











Submit News Manage Your Time, Manage Your Stress
for FIaLaw By Resource Counselor Ali Kane
FlaLaw is published As class work and extracurricular activities intensify, you may be
each week school is in among those experiencing the pressures of timing and scheduling. Are you
session. E-mail news by accomplishing all you would like? Do you find you're always rushing, yet
10 a.m. Tuesday for the there's always more to do? Time management entails stepping back and
next week's newsletter to
Director of Institutional taking a deliberate look at how you are running your life. The following
Information & simple tips can assist you in this process:
Publications Debra Amirin Make a list of all the things you would like/need to do.
at amirin@law.ufl.edu or Prioritize the list. What can wait? What can you and can't you compromise on? What is urgent?
bring a disk (PC format,
include contact informa- Approximate how much time each item will take. Be generous, since there is a tendency to be somewhat
tion) to her office in the unrealistic in planning. Make room for unexpected events to occur that may require more time, so if they do,
Dean's Suite, 264 Holland it won't be a disaster, and if they don't, you'll have extra time to use how you choose.
Hall, phone 392-9238, fax Look for ways to "kill two birds with one stone," such as studying while you ride the bus, talking on the
392-8727.
E-mail news for The phone while doing housework, or eating, studying, exercising or running errands with friends.
E-mail news for The
Docket to the John Remember to find balance. A lot of time is wasted
Marshall Bar Association at in procrastination, which only adds to stress. One
jmbadocket@yahoo.com. source of procrastination is the inner conflict
between needing a variety of activities in our lives
and our refusal to allow space for them. By giving
yourself time to exercise, socialize, relax, or engage
in enjoyable hobbies, you can renew your energy,
helping to make you more effective when you sit
down to study. After all, it's important to enjoy our
lives while we pursue our goals.
Administration Plan a schedule accordingly.
* Robert Jerry, Dean For assistance with your time management
* Stuart Cohn, Associate Dean
for International Studies planning, contact me in the Center for Career
* Michael Friel, Associate Services Mondays (noon-4 p.m.), Wednesdays
Dean for Academic Affairs (noon-5 p.m.) and Thursdays (4:30-6 pm.), or call
* William Page, Associate
Dean for Faculty 392-0499 for an appointment.
Development
*Kathleen "Kathie" Price,
Associate Dean for Library
and Technology View Academic & Event Calendars Online at
* Gail Sasnett, Associate www.law.ufl.edu.
Dean for Students,
Professionalism and September
Community Relations 15 o Construction Presentation, Noon, Holland Hall (HOL)
* Patrick Shannon, Auditorium
Associate Dean for o Career Services On-Campus Interviews Begin
Administrative Affairs a Phi Alpha Delta Meeting, 7-8 p.m., 297 HOL
* Donald Hale, Senior o APALSA Meeting, 6 p.m., Bruton-Geer Cafeteria
Development Director ... a Criminal Law Association Meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Assistant Dean for Career o LCC Executive Board Meeting, 6-8 p.m., 296 HOL
Services a IMBA Meeting, 7-8 p.m., 190A HOL
SRichard Ludwick, Assistant 16 o Construction Presentation, Noon, Auditorium
Dean for Students a Career Services Second Career Workshop, Noon-1
*Michael Patrick, Assistant p.m., Bailey Courtroom
Dean for Admissions a Florida Law Review Open Writing Competition
Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 190A HOL

17 o Goal Setting Workshop, Noon, 190C HOL
a Faculty Enrichment, Professor Nolan Dolan of
"*Worcester College, Oxford, Faculty Lounge.
18 a IMBA Bowling Night, Alley Katz
*-~~ * 19 Faculty Enrichment, Professor Kenneth B. Nunn,
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA a .. Noon, FDR
Honoring the past, shaping the ftr











Submit News Manage Your Time, Manage Your Stress
for FIaLaw By Resource Counselor Ali Kane
FlaLaw is published As class work and extracurricular activities intensify, you may be
each week school is in among those experiencing the pressures of timing and scheduling. Are you
session. E-mail news by accomplishing all you would like? Do you find you're always rushing, yet
10 a.m. Tuesday for the there's always more to do? Time management entails stepping back and
next week's newsletter to
Director of Institutional taking a deliberate look at how you are running your life. The following
Information & simple tips can assist you in this process:
Publications Debra Amirin Make a list of all the things you would like/need to do.
at amirin@law.ufl.edu or Prioritize the list. What can wait? What can you and can't you compromise on? What is urgent?
bring a disk (PC format,
include contact informa- Approximate how much time each item will take. Be generous, since there is a tendency to be somewhat
tion) to her office in the unrealistic in planning. Make room for unexpected events to occur that may require more time, so if they do,
Dean's Suite, 264 Holland it won't be a disaster, and if they don't, you'll have extra time to use how you choose.
Hall, phone 392-9238, fax Look for ways to "kill two birds with one stone," such as studying while you ride the bus, talking on the
392-8727.
E-mail news for The phone while doing housework, or eating, studying, exercising or running errands with friends.
E-mail news for The
Docket to the John Remember to find balance. A lot of time is wasted
Marshall Bar Association at in procrastination, which only adds to stress. One
jmbadocket@yahoo.com. source of procrastination is the inner conflict
between needing a variety of activities in our lives
and our refusal to allow space for them. By giving
yourself time to exercise, socialize, relax, or engage
in enjoyable hobbies, you can renew your energy,
helping to make you more effective when you sit
down to study. After all, it's important to enjoy our
lives while we pursue our goals.
Administration Plan a schedule accordingly.
* Robert Jerry, Dean For assistance with your time management
* Stuart Cohn, Associate Dean
for International Studies planning, contact me in the Center for Career
* Michael Friel, Associate Services Mondays (noon-4 p.m.), Wednesdays
Dean for Academic Affairs (noon-5 p.m.) and Thursdays (4:30-6 pm.), or call
* William Page, Associate
Dean for Faculty 392-0499 for an appointment.
Development
*Kathleen "Kathie" Price,
Associate Dean for Library
and Technology View Academic & Event Calendars Online at
* Gail Sasnett, Associate www.law.ufl.edu.
Dean for Students,
Professionalism and September
Community Relations 15 o Construction Presentation, Noon, Holland Hall (HOL)
* Patrick Shannon, Auditorium
Associate Dean for o Career Services On-Campus Interviews Begin
Administrative Affairs a Phi Alpha Delta Meeting, 7-8 p.m., 297 HOL
* Donald Hale, Senior o APALSA Meeting, 6 p.m., Bruton-Geer Cafeteria
Development Director ... a Criminal Law Association Meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Assistant Dean for Career o LCC Executive Board Meeting, 6-8 p.m., 296 HOL
Services a IMBA Meeting, 7-8 p.m., 190A HOL
SRichard Ludwick, Assistant 16 o Construction Presentation, Noon, Auditorium
Dean for Students a Career Services Second Career Workshop, Noon-1
*Michael Patrick, Assistant p.m., Bailey Courtroom
Dean for Admissions a Florida Law Review Open Writing Competition
Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 190A HOL

17 o Goal Setting Workshop, Noon, 190C HOL
a Faculty Enrichment, Professor Nolan Dolan of
"*Worcester College, Oxford, Faculty Lounge.
18 a IMBA Bowling Night, Alley Katz
*-~~ * 19 Faculty Enrichment, Professor Kenneth B. Nunn,
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA a .. Noon, FDR
Honoring the past, shaping the ftr