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Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Table of Contents
    Announcements
        Page 1
    Career services
        Page 2
    Meet the faculty
        Page 3
    Students excel in Florida Bar environmental writing competition
        Page 4
    Grading curve, honors changes discussed
        Page 5
    Build it and they will come: increasing campus diversity
        Page 6
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 7
    Getting the sleep you need
        Page 8
    UF Law calendar
        Page 8
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Inside
o ANNOUNCEMENTS o ApplyforSpring
'Final Exams in the Age of Externships (Pg. 2)
Construction' Forum Tuesday Compents on (4)














ScnCompetition (4)in a
The Office of Student Affairs will hold a stu- Grading Curve,
dent discussion session Tuesday (Sept. 30) at 11 Honors Discussed (5)
a.m. in Holland Hall auditorium on "Final Exams Diversity on Campus (6)
in the Age of Construction." Students will be
encouraged to offer comments and suggestions
regarding proposals to have final exams on main
campus in the evening. Those unable to attend
may send their comments to discussion leader
Richard Ludwick, assistant dean for student and
academic affairs (ludwick@law.ufl.edu, 392-0421).
Volunteers Needed for Career
Development Conference
The UF College of Law Career Development
Conference Committee needs student volunteers
to assist in preparations for the 2004 event.
"The conference has been growing and
improving for the past three years, and we want
that trend to continue," said Nick Dancaescu.
"The conference gives students an opportunity to Support Community
leam about various fields of the law through panel Campaign
discussions by practitioners from across the state, The University of
Florida Community
and speak with them at a networking reception. Campaign channels
Last year, the conference featured more than 50 private support for
attorneys, and attendance by 200-plus students. numerous charitable and
This is an excellent opportunity to take a leader- public interest organiza-
ship position in a student organization, benefit tions. Law school person-
nel can contribute in a
yourself and your fellow students, and network session Thursday (Oct. 2) at 1 p.m. or Friday variety of ways, including
with employers." (Oct. 3) at 4 p.m., both in 190B Holland Hall. payroll deduction. For
The committee will meet at noon Thursday information, visit the
(Oct. 2) in 190B Holland Hall. Interested students APALSA Meets Thursday UFCC Web site
who cannot attend should contact the committee An APALSA (Asian and Pacific American (www.ufcc.ufl.edu) or
at UF Law CDC@yahoo.com. Law Student Association) meeting for new, cur- contact Professor joseph
Little (little@law.uff.edu).
rent and interested members will be held
JTLP Write-On Meeting Thursday (Oct. 2) at 5 p.m. in the Bruton-Geer
Third-, fourth-, and fifth-semester students Hall cafeteria. The informal meeting will focus on
interested in intellectual property law, cyberspace APALSA's plans for the year, and dinner will be
law, privacy issues, antitrust, or entertainment law served. For information or to RSVP for the meet-
should attend a Journal ofTechnology Law & ing, contact APALSA President Mitesh Patel ~ UNIVERSITY OF
Policy Fall Write-On Competition information (mitesh@ufl.edu). FLORIDA
(Announcements Continue Page 3) Fredric G. Levin College of Law










Apply for Spring CAREER SERVICES *
Supreme Court Call Back Interview Tips Oct. 1
Externships A "call back" interview following an initial
Apply by 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 7, for Spring meeting with a potential employer often takes the
2004 externships at the form of a marathon interview at the firm where
Florida Supreme Court. you meet with a number of associates and part-
The externships (20 hours ners. You also may be invited to have lunch, din-
weekly, 5 credits) run jan. ner or both with firm members, where you will
7-April 23, 2004.
Infrmla t, p t continue to be interviewed. Leam how to make the
Information packets
are available in the Center most of this opportunity at a "Call Back
for Governmental Interview" workshop presented by experts from
Responsibility (CGR) and Carlton Fields this Wednesday (Oct. ) at noon ino
Center for Career Services, the Bailey Courtroom.
both in Bruton-Geer Hall.
For information: CGR Staff Spring Externship Opportunities
Attorney Tim McLendon Apply for the following Spring 2004 extem-
(392-2237). ships except as noted by noon Oct. 10:

today (Sept. 29). cies offer Honors Programs (entry level programs
SAlachua County Attorney's Office (legal drafing). Apply for 3Ls, graduaing LL.M.s and judicial law
now for spring and summer.
Judge McNeal (family law judge), Ocala clerks) as well as compensated or volunteer sum-
Eighth Judicial Circuit, Family Law Division, Gainesville mer internships for 2Ls and some 1Ls. For more
Eighth Judicial Circuit, Probate Law Division, Gainesville information, call Career Services (392-0499) to
City of Gainesville
City of Gainesville make an appointment to see a counselor.
Where Recent Law City of Gainesville, Community Redevelopment Agencye o me o a eor
Graduates Work City of Jacksonville, Office of General Counsel 'JAG' Presentation Today
Florida Supreme Court. Apply by Oct. 7.
According to the Fifh Judicial Circuit, SaffAtto 's Office, Ocala The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's
recent Jobs & J.D.'s: State Attorney's Office (Domestic Violence), Gainesville (JAG) Corps the A y's legal liaison will
Employment and Salaries
plo ent an ala Three Rivers Legal Services (Domestic Violence), host an information session today (Sept. 29), at 5
of New Law Graduates, Gainesville
Class of 2002 (available in Southern Legal Counsel, Gainesville p.m. in 190A Holland Hall. JAG Corps attorney
Career Services): Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville Captain Austin Goodrich (UF JD '00) will provide
* More than half (58.10%) of Shands Hospital, Gainesville an overview of the JAG Corps and its benefits and
employed graduates were Judge Paul, U.S. District Court, Northe District of speak about his recent experience in Iraq.
working in private firms, and Florida, Gainesville Note: The UF Levin College of Law, as an equal opportunity
27% in public service posi- Judge Mickle, U.S. District Court, Norther District of institution of higher education, conforms to all applicable laws
tions, including government Florida, Gainesville prohibiting discrimination, and is committed to nondiscrimination
and public interest jobs, and U.S. Department of Justice, Wildlife Law Externship, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, social condi-
judicial clerkships. Washington, D.C. Apply by Oct. 17. tion, sex, sexual orientation, age and handicap in its programs and
SFlorida ranked fifth in the Students may apply for an extemship if they activities. In compliance with this policy, the law school's Center
nation (85.9%) in graduates for Career Services is committed to supporting an equal and fair
employed in the same state will have successfully completed one academic evaluation of its law student and graduate job applicants on the
in which they attended law year by the time it begins. The maximum number basis of his or her own individual merits. Therefore, the center is
school. (Median rate nation- of credits available for a Spring 2004 externship is available only to employers whose employment practices are in

wide was 69%.) five. For information about application and hiring compliance with the law and the school's nondiscrimination poli-
* Florida led the nation in cy. The one exception to this nondiscrimination policy is that
state govenmentjobs, with criteria, go to www. law.ufl. edu/careerexternships. while the center does not condone the practice, the military may,
over 57% of 211 graduates pursuant to its regulations, discriminate on the basis of sexual ori-
employed by state govern- ACt Now fo r G overnment Jobs entation. Federal law provides that law schools that deny access to
ment. It was eighth both for If you are interested in government career military recruiters may lose certain types of fmancial aid for stu-
federal and local govenment opportunities, most agencies have early deadlines dents. Accordingly, the UF Levin College of Law will permit on-
jobs. campus military recruitment. To ameliorate the potentially dis-
Nationwide nearly half of for summer or permanent positions. Departments criminatory impact on its students, measures have been imple-
state prosecutor, public and deadlines are listed outside Career Services mented, including: 1) Posting of the center's position statement
defender, public interest or and online at www. law. arizona. edu/career/ that the military discriminates in a manner not permitted by the
law school's nondiscrimination policy; 2) Publication of an expla-
small law firmjobs were honorshandbook.cfin (Usemame eggplant, pass- nation of the center's policy on all military career postings or
obtained after graduation. word purple2). Federal government jobs offer announcements; 3) Making available a collection of newsletters
Most students were extended
offers pior to graduation by excellent benefits and the chance to gain substan- and materials related to gay and lesbian practitioners; and/or 4)
p grHolding a forum/ panel discussion on various forms of discrimina-
large to very large firms of tial experience early in your career. Many agen- tion and how they affect the legal profession.
51-plus attorneys.

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(Announcements, Continued) workshops, all held noon-1 p.m.:

JMBA News & Events Empowerment: Taking Responsibility for Your
T Mo Emotions, Wednesday (Oct. 1), 190C Holland Hall
ages stdents o participshall Bar Association encour- in: What is Eating You Inside: Dealing with Eating
ages students to participate in: o
J 's second open forum meeting, Th y Disorders, Thursday, Oct. 9, 190B Holland Hall Take Notes &
* JMBA's second open forum meeting, Thursday
(Oct. 2), noon, 190A Holland Hall. Come share The Art of Developing and Maintaining a Help Others
(Oct. 2), noo, 190A Holland Hall. Come share Positive Attitude, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 190C Taking notes for stu-
your thoughts on what JMBA is doing right and H e dents whose disabilities
Holland Hall
how it can better serve students. Free pizza for all. hamper their ability to
SChampagne & Jazz, next Friday, Oct. 10. Tickets Going Over the Edge: Dealing with Substance take their own is an
go on sale today (Sept. 29) in the JMBA Office for Abuse and Dependency, Thursday, Oct. 23, 190B important public service.
Holland Hall Note takers also get a
$15 a person. Act now, since tickets to this popular Hollavouche fo boksto
annual event are limited. Stress Management: Keeping it in Perspective, mevchandise from the
For information, visit the JMBA Office (147 Wednesday, Nov. 12, 190C Holland Hall Office of Disability
Bruton-Geer Hall) or contact JMBA President Workshops are presented by the Law College Resources. Notes are
Frank Garcia (garciafr013@yahoo.com). Council and Student Affairs to teach key resource urgently needed for
management skills for use in academic, personal Professional Responsibility,
'Empowerment' Workshop Wednesday or work situations. Those attending three or more Property, International
Students are encouraged to attend the follow- (Announcements Continue Page 4) aiion and Health
ing Leadership Resource Management Program Care Finance. To apply,
send your phone number
and e-mail address to
Assistant Dean for Student
Teaching is extremely fulfilling for me, and Academic Affairs
Pedro A. which is why I spend so much time preparing my Richard Ludwick, who is
classes and class-related materials. Being a full- developing a pool of capa-
time professor also lets me publish, which allows ble note takers and may
contact you if there is a
me to research and discuss areas of interest student in one of your
Professor beyond the classroom. For example, my forth- classes who needs them.
coming book, America s Colony: The Political For information or to
and Cultural Conflict Between the U.S. and apply, contact him at
Puerto Rico (NYU Press, forthcoming 2004), ludwick@law.ufl.edu,
392-0421, Student Affairs.
is an extensive exploration of the history, law,
politics and cultural tropes of the U.S.-Puerto Book Award
Rico relationship." Ceremony Friday

Education Dean Robert jerry and
Alumni Affairs encourage
B.B.A., Emory University; J.D. (Magna Cum Aingfumer 2 Boo
Spring/Summer 2003 Book
View on the Profession Laude), LL.M., Georgetown University. Order of Award recipients to
"I am by nature a cynic, as any of my the Coif. attend the Book Award
students and friends will attest, but I am also Presentation Ceremony
proud to be a lawyer. Our profession is good, Expertise/ Background this Friday (Oct. 3), 4-5
honorable and worthy of our dedication and Comparative Law, Civil Law, Civil p.m., Bruton-Geer
Procedure, Critical Race Theory, European Cafeteria (business-casual
commitment. It also has the capacity to be enor- attire). Sponsors attending
mously fulfilling and socially productive. It is up inonude Floidaenur in Supreme
to each of us to secure and promote that positive What You May Not Know Court Justice Barbara
potential. "I was a runner on the Emory University Pariente, Judge Fred
After clerking for a federal judge and a few Varsity Track Team in my college days twenty Hazouri, and former UF
President Marshall Criser.
years of trial practice, I have chosen full-time law years ago (things went downhill from there). I RSVP to julie Barnes
teaching. My mother is a trained teacher and my like to sit around a table with friends enjoying (barnes@law. ufl.edu) in
father is a lawyer and law professor. I read good conversation, food and wine, and, according the Dean's Suite by
(anonymous) answers to bar exams starting to Professor Hemandez, am a 'rocking' cook." Tuesday (Sept. 30).
around the time I was twelve, because dad was on Students who cannot
the bar examination committee. I always thought Go to www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/for a attend may pick up
awards in Student Affairs
of law teaching as 'the family business.' complete resume and list of publications. after Oct. 3.

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Students Excel in Florida Bar

Environmental Writing Competition
Two UF law students were winners in the 2003 Dean Frank
E. Maloney Memorial Writing Contest sponsored by the
Environmental and Land Use Law Section of The Florida Bar.
John F. Kasbar, who graduated last spring, won first place with
Summer Study his article, "Competing Applications: Promoting Water Use
in Cape Town Efficiency Through Ambiguity," to be published in an upcoming
Students interested edition of the Florida Bar Journal. Kevin E. Regan (3L), who
in expanding their legal won first place in the 2002 competition, took third place with his
education through a article, "Balancing Public Water Supply and Adverse Environmental Impacts Under Florida Water Law:
well-established and
respected foeign study From Water Wars Towards Adaptive Management," to be published in the Journal ofEnvironmental and
program should consider Land Use Law this fall. Both students wrote their articles as part of Center for Governmental
studying abroad next Responsibility Research Associate Richard Hamann's Water Law Seminar last spring.
summer in South Africa
- a leading political and
economic force, with (Announcements, Continued) The following one hour skills workshops will
oppotunities and cultural sessions receive a certificate of completion. be held at 2 p.m in Holland Hall auditorium:
ness, trade and cultural
exchanges. For information: Student Affairs Coordinator Reverse Engineering Exams, Oct. 6
Outstanding scholars Noemar Castro (castro@law.ufl.edu) or Resource Exam Preparation: Writing to Succeed, Oct. 20
from the Levin College Counselor Ali Kane (alikane@gufl.edu). No Time for Stress!, Nov. 3
of Law and University of For information, contact the Office of Student
Cape Town are on the Writing Skills Workshop Oct. 1 Affairs (392-0421).
summer faculty. Class Student Affairs' Academic Success Program
work is supplemented by free and open to law students continues. MLSA Parent Support Picnic Oct. 11
visits to government and Writing Specialist Lois Randolph will present The Military Law Students Association
judicial offices and meet-
ings with prominent workshops at noon in the auditorium Wednesday (MLSA) is forming a support group for law
attorneys and business (Oct. 1) and Oct. 8, 15 & 22. She also will assist students with young children. MLSA will host a
executives. students by appointment call 392-2198 with picnic primarily for law students with infant
Cape Town is a assignments and writing skills. Her office hours in through pre-K children Saturday, Oct. 11, at 10
cosmopolitan, diverse, 105L Bruton-Geer Hall are Wednesdays and a.m. at San Felasco Park (off NW 43rd St., behind
historical community
recognized as a center of Fridays, beginning at 8:15 a.m. WCJB).
learning. The University MLSA also is supporting Toys For Tots and
of Cape Town's main the Alachua County Veterans Day ceremony, and
campus is nestled on wirlri, u. d, will be sending comfort boxes to deployed UF law
the slopes of Table E students. For information: MLSA President Steve
Mountain in the Cape t
Peninsua one of South r Berlin (berlinsd@yahoo.com).
Peninsula, one of South
Africa's most outstand- Explore UF Law Environmental &
ing international desti- Land Use Law Opportunities
nations. For information
contact Program The Environmental and Land Use Law
DirectorlProfessor Program offers a rich curriculum, the
Winston Nagan Conservation Clinic, summer study abroad in
(nagan@law.ufl.edu) or Costa Rica, summer externships, the environmen-
his assistant, Betty tal moot court competition, the Environmental and
Donaldson, in Faculty
Support Services (392- Land Use Law Society, the annual Public Interest
2211). Environmental Conference, and many other ways
to become involved and gain experience and con-
tacts. These and other topics will be discussed at a
meeting Thursday (Oct. 2) at 11:30 in 283
Holland Hall. All are welcome to attend.
The College of Law has a diverse array of
courses, extra-curricular opportunities and
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Follow Honor Code
eThe Honor Committee


the high standards of aca-
Grading Curve, Honors Changes Discussed demic integrity set forth
in the Honor Code.

pects a fellow student of
Nearly sevent students attended a forum last assign higher grades that average up to 3.75 for the not abiding by the Code
week on the College of Law's new grading curve class.) This safeguard enables students with high should report the incident
and honors requirements. The forum was presented GPAs to not be penalized for selecting courses to one of the following
by Academic Standards Committee Chair/ where it is likely that other students with high Honor Committee mem-
bers: jarrett Hoffman
Professor Marty McMahon, Associate Dean GPAs may enroll. (chair), Dyvonnda
Michael Friel, Associate Dean for Students, Chief among student concerns raised and Thurston (vice chair), Lori
Professionalism and Community Relations Gail addressed at the forum were the following: Thompson (secretary),
Sasnett, Assistant Dean for Students and Academic Some fourth, fifth- and sixth-semester students felt Brian Arthur, Erin Gray,
Affairs Richard Ludwick and Registrar Kim penalized since they were subject to the lower grad- Allison Lane, Marissa
Maland, Stephanie Mickel,
Thomas to explain the new requirements and ing curve during their initial semesters and now Brian Monk, Mitesh Patel
address student concems. cannot improve their grades before graduation. or Darin Patton.
Forum participants leamed that law school (Under the old curve, clinics and seminars could Each report is careful-
faculty have considered making the changes since enhance GPAs in the last two years of law school.) ly considered. In 2002-03,
an initial discussion more than four years ago, A number of students felt new honors requirements the Probable Cause
Subcommittee investigat-
when concems were raised that first-year UF law prevented them from eaming honors designations ed an accusation of pla-
student grades were making UF law students less they were entitled to under the former system. giarism in a Legal
competitive in the job market than students at com- The Academic Standards Committee is cur- Research and Writing
parable law schools, such as Vanderbilt, University rently considering recommending to the faculty an class, but the Honor
of North Carolina and Emory. amendment to the transition rules. Under the pro- Committee decided during
The faculty then conducted an extensive study posed amendment, honors and high honors for he hearing that the inci-
dent was not a violation
of the grading system at other law schools and dis- each graduating class before Fall 2005 would be of the Code.
covered that, in comparison, UF's grading system based on percentage cut-offs that would assure that For information:
produced unusually low first-year student grades the percentage of students graduating with honors Chair Jarrett R. Hoffman
and high second- and third-year grades. and high honors from Fall 2003 through Spring (prznoble@ul.edu).
The new curve was developed to address this 2004 would be the same as the percentage of stu-
issue, result in more consistent grades for all three dents who graduated with honors and high honors
years of law school, and eliminate grade-based in the five semesters before the new grading curve
course selection. It raises the range for first-year took effect.
grades from 2.80-2.85 to 3.15-3.25. Due in part to Contact Richard Ludwick (ludwick@law.
this increase and a number of other complex fac- ufl.edu) or Gail Sasnett (sasnett@law. ufl.edu) with
tors, the faculty voted to impose a mandatory questions or concems. For specifics on the grade
grade curve in all classes, regardless of level or curve or honors requirements, refer to the 2003-04
class size. The only exceptions are in classes Student Handbook, available in Student Affairs or
where students, on average, have higher or lower online at www.law.ufl.edu/publications.
GPAs than the mandatory mean. In those cases,
professors may raise or lower plus or minus .05
points the curve to the class average. (For
example, in a seminar with 10 students with an
average GPA of 3.7, the professor does not have to
assign grades averaging 3.15-3.25, but can instead -


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Law Students Help
Law Students Heip Build It and They Will Come:
Generous donations
from the law school com- Increasing Campus Diversity
Smunity last week By Desta MeghooPeddie, Director ofDiversity and Community Development
through the UF Field ofDreams is a movie starring Kevin Costner, in which
Areion Foundation

munity last week By Desta Methoo-Peddee, Director of Diversit and Communit Development
allowed the organi haunting whispers from the cornfields repeat "build it and they
allowed the organi-
zation to raise will come." The repetition of this phrase, which no one else
nearly $150 to help heard, nearly got him divorced and institutionalized. Eventually, .n
Vanessa, a very ill local Costner builds a baseball field over the cornfield and an all-star
child. Those wishing to line up of deceased baseball players appear to play ball.
contribute can leave dona- While I do not wish to resurrect the dead and hope to never
tions in Student Affairs or
e-mail ArionFoundation face the aforementioned, I do hear a similar voice. Like Costner's .
@aol.com. "Leftover" gift character, others have seen and share the vision of "build it and
certificates or credits for they will come" as it relates to higher education.
local restaurants or stores Upon considering the diversity dilemma, the phrase was an
also are welcome for use accurate and creative way to address the decades old debate
by the family. Those inter- o clalod
ested in participating argued everywhere, from classrooms to courtrooms. How do we
should contact the founda- legally and ethically diversify educational institutions? While
tion at the e-mail above. many held their breath waiting for the courts to decide and dic-
tate what we should do; others were discussing what we could

Civility Matters do. For instance, the University of California Office of the
Two offensive one President circulated the following simple suggestions in 2001:
racist and one sexist 1. Conduct campus climate surveys and exit interviews.
advertisements were 2. Focus hiring at the junior level where the pool is more diverse.
recently posted at the law 3. Emphasize the economic rewards of addressing diversity, and provide rewards for exemplary efforts.
school. It appears they
may have been generated 4. Make academic administration accountable at all levels for affirmative action.
by a law student in This office also has given some consideration to this matter and suggests implementing programs
potential violation of the that are attractive to but not exclusively for minorities, including:
UF Student Code of 1. Create externships and study abroad opportunities in the Caribbean or places where students of color
Conduct, so the matter
C onduct, so the matter have historical or familial ties;
has been referred to UF's
Office of Student judicial 2. Initiate certification programs in areas of critical studies, e.g., Gender, Latin, Race etc.
Affairs. Under the Buckley 3. Encourage minority alumni to mentor and provide intenships for students.
Amendment, the adminis- 4. Provide a resource board consisting of students, faculty and alumni to provide information and mentor
tration is unable to fur- students in various areas of practice or study.
ther comment on the sta-
tus of the referral. The The list is long, but the point is short. Let us take the initiative to produce programs and a place that
administration, however, diversifies its offerings, and we may just begin to attract and retain a diverse law school community
is concerned about the without having to exclude anyone.
offensiveness of the A list of 70-plus courses available to law students interested in critical, interdisciplinary, and multi-
posters, which do not cultural studies is available through the Office of Diversity and Community Development. (Graduate
promote a collegial
atmosphere or represent courses must be approved by the Office of Student Affairs.)
the principes or values of Please contact me if you have a concern or comment at meghoo@law.ufl.edu.
the UF Levin College of
Law. While we acknowl-
edge the right to expres- Graduating Class Gift Campaign Underway
sion within the scope of Graduating class gifts are a tradition at the best memorative coffee mug with the college logo and
the First Amendment, we law schools across the nation. UF law's Spring 2003 "Class of 2003." The gift will be presented to Dean
also recognize the need to class raised over $24,000, and representatives of the Robert Jerry at commencement.
build a community based Fall 2003 class have set their goal at $25,000 Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law
on respect and human
dignity. This institution $125 for each graduating student. (Gifts may be paid (less the $5 mug value on $125 pledges), and can be
values and welcomes our over five years at $25 per year.) Contributors can get unrestricted or restricted to specific programs, organi-
entire community, and a gold Gator lapel pin to wear at commencement zations, or a generic student organizations fund.
remains committed to from a committee table on the concourse this semes- To participate, bring your check payable to "Law
building and sustaining a ter and will be recognized in the law school's annual Center Association" and marked "Fall 2003 Class
collegial and healthy report and at a reception after December commence- Gift" to Tena Canter in the Dean's Office. For infor-
learning environment. ment. Students pledging at least $125 receive a com- mation: Class Chair Sarah Rumpf (sarahr@ufl.edu).

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SCHOLARSHIP & ACTIVITIES *

* Chesterfield Smith Professor Michael Roundtable, a Bi-Partisan Congressional
W. Gordon will lecture at a faculty Group, in Washington, D.C., this
luncheon and to the student body at both Wednesday (Oct. 1) on proposed legisla-
the University of Connecticut School of tion regarding children's right to an attor- Intro to Law &
Law and Roger Williams School of Law Gord M ney in abuse, neglect and dependency Ambassadors
(Bristol, RI) in October. He also has cases. Coordinator
e bCoordinator
been invited by the Organization of Professor Walter O. Weyrauch was in Position Open
American States to speak in Lima, Peru, Germany this summer on a research grant, Law school ambassa-
in November at a "Law in Latin W.. We.r where he participated in a moderated dors like those shown
America" workshop. roundtable discussion on Gypsy Law with above working with new
Professor Martin McMahon made two CLE the dean and faculty at the University of Frankfurt. students play an impor-
presentations this month: "Recent Developments He also discussed with his german publisher the tant role at the college.
Applications for an Intro
in Federal Income Taxation" (with Professor Ira pending publication of his book, Das Recht der Roma to Law and ambassadors'
Shepard) at the 38th Annual Southern Federal Tax and Sinti: Ein Beispiel autonomer Rechtsschopfung coordinator position are
Institute Sept. 15 in Atlanta; and "Recent Income (The Law of Rma and Sinti: An Example of available in Student
Tax Developments" (with Professor Daniel Autonomous Lawmaking). In late summer, he served Affairs and due by Friday
Simmons) at the fall meeting of the American Bar as an expert for the Romani plaintiff in litigation in (Oct. 3). The coordinator
will organize social
Association, Tax Section's Individual Income Tax Pasadena involving a complex question of Gypsy ev s or the pogram
events for the program
Committee in San Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 13. Law. His essay, "The Romani People: A Long and perform other duties
Center on Children and the Law Director/David H. Surviving and Distinguished Culture at Risk, 51 Am. as required.
Levin Chair in Family Law Barbara Bennett J. Comp. L. 101 (2003), is forthcoming. Applicants must be
Woodhouse will speak to the Children's ready to interview the
following week, and have
strong leadership, organi-
zational and solicitation
(Announcements, Continued)
skills, a high energy atti-
resources available to students interested in tude, be able to help
environmental and land use law, including a with selection of new
certificate program for J.D. students. Program ambassadors, and be on
campus by jan. 4.
faculty can help you plan a course of study campus by jan. 4.
Previous experience as a
that will best prepare you for a career in these small group advisor or
fields, including guidance on cross-registra- ambassador a must. For
tion opportunities in other UF colleges. information on the work
The fall deadline to apply for the and time commitment,
ELULP Certificate Program is Oct. 17. contact Noemar Castro
(castro@law.uf.edu).
Information and applications are available
from Program Assistant Marla Wolfe (319
Holland Hall).
Also contact Wolfe (elulp@law.ufl.edu) to 'State of the
receive an e-mail notice of future events, or College' Luncheon
for information on any ELULP program or College of Law sup-
event. port staff (Custodial,
OPS, Teams and USPS)
Play in UF Law Soccer Team are invited to a "CLaSS
The law school participated in the ACt" luncheon presenta-
tion on the "State of the
University of Florida's first co-ed intramural ..Law School" by Dean
indoor soccer game last Wednesday at the Robert jerry on Monday,
Southwest Recreation Center. Oct. 6, noon-l p.m.,
All UF faculty, staff, students and spouses Faculty Dining Room.
can participate. For information or to play, RSVP to Julie Barnes in
the Dean's Office at
contact Alison Rumley (271-6365 or bames@law.ufl.edu or
larumley@hotmail.com). 392-9238 by 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday (Sept. 30).

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Submit News Getting the Sleep You Need
for FlaLaw
FlaLaw is published By Resource Counselor Ali Kane
each week school is in Many people do not get the sleep they need, and there are numerous reasons why. In our culture,
session. AI are encour- sleeping is often perceived as lazy or expendable. If we're busy, it's usually one of the first comers we
aged to submit news of
interest to the law school cut. Yet, without enough sleep, our health, happiness and effectiveness dwindle dramatically. Being
community by IO a.m. well-rested lays the foundation for positive emotional, physical and mental functioning.
Tuesday for the following Even if we do allow ourselves time to sleep, many of us have the difficulty and frustration -
Monday's newsletter to: of not being able to fall asleep. Our hectic pace and the stressful pressures most of us experience play a
Debra Amirin large role in this. The following suggestions can help:
Director of Institutional
Information & Publications Avoid alcohol and tobacco. Both initially seem to be calming, but alcohol disrupts deep sleep cycles and
amirin@law.ufl.edu tobacco is actually a neurostimulant.
Dean's Office (264 HOL) Exercise regularly in the late afternoon or early evening, but not right before bed. Exercise relaxes the
392-9238, Fax 392-8727 body and helps to release excess tension or stress, but can be stimulating if performed too close to bedtime.
Relax. Do something relaxing to quiet the mind, such as meditation, yoga, listening to soothing music or
taking a hot bath (not shower).
Beware of pharmaceutical aids. Many have harmful side effects, such as agitation, confusion, depression,
1 *dry mouth, sluggishness and dependency. (A natural altemative is Valerian root for occasional not daily
use.)
Get proper nutrition. Calcium and magnesium are calming and relax the muscles. Ifyou aren't getting
enough in your diet, consider supplementation.
Consider counseling. If you follow these suggestions and still have trouble sleeping,
Fredric G. Levin there may be deeper roots to what's keeping you from relaxing. Counseling can help you
College of Law resolve issues of concem.
Administration
Resource Counselor Ali Kane (left) provides confidential, free counseling and stress
S rt Cohnerry, seant reduction services including yoga and meditation classes to the law school community.
* Stuart Cohn, Associate Dean See her in the Center for Career Services Mondays (noon-4 p.m.), Wednesdays (noon-5 p.m.)
for International Studies
M and Thursdays (4:30-6 p.m.), or contact her at 392-0499 or alikane@ufl.edu for an appoint-
* Michael Friel, Associate ment. Yoga classes are Mondays (6-7 p.m.) in the Faculty Dining Room. Meditation classes are
Dean for Academic Affairs
m P, Thursdays (6:30-7:45 p.m.) off-campus. (Contact her for locations.)
* William Page, Associate
Dean for Faculty
Development
* Kathleen "Kathie" Price,
Associate Dean for Library September
and Technology
* Gail Sasnett, Associate 29 o JAG Presentation, 5 p.m., 190A Holland Hall (HOL)
Dean for Students, a Criminal Law Assoc. Meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 190 HOL
Professionalism and 30 o "Final Exams in the Age of Construction," 11 a.m.,
Community Relations Auditorium
* Patrick Shannon,
Associate Dean for October
Administrative Affairs 1 LCC Executive Board Meeting, 6-8 p.m., 296 HOL
* Donald Hale, Senior
Development Director o Career Services Presentation, Carlton Fields on the
LindaCalvet Direton, Callback lnterview Process, Noon-1 p.m., Bailey
* Linda Calvert Hanson,
Assistant Dean for Career Courtroom
Services -*--*** *** *- 2 o Career Development Conference Meeting, Noon,
* Richard Ludwick, Assistant 190B HOL
Dean for Students a ITLP Write-On Meeting, 1 p.m., 190B HOL
* Michael Patrick, Assistant o' *** APALSA Meeting, 5 p.m., Cafeteria
Dean for Admissions 3 o 3rd Richard E. Nelson Sym. From Penn Central to
Pensacola: New Perspectives on Historic Preservation,

*ence Center
a Book Awards Presentation, 4-5 p.m., Cafeteria
ITLP Write-On Meeting, 4 p.m., 190B HOL
o Moot Court Final Four, Noon, Auditorium
UNIVEI]TY OF FLORIDA 6 o LCC General Board Meeting, 6-8 p.m., 296 HOL
Honoring lhe past, shaping the ftr










Submit News Getting the Sleep You Need
for FlaLaw
FlaLaw is published By Resource Counselor Ali Kane
each week school is in Many people do not get the sleep they need, and there are numerous reasons why. In our culture,
session. AI are encour- sleeping is often perceived as lazy or expendable. If we're busy, it's usually one of the first comers we
aged to submit news of
interest to the law school cut. Yet, without enough sleep, our health, happiness and effectiveness dwindle dramatically. Being
community by IO a.m. well-rested lays the foundation for positive emotional, physical and mental functioning.
Tuesday for the following Even if we do allow ourselves time to sleep, many of us have the difficulty and frustration -
Monday's newsletter to: of not being able to fall asleep. Our hectic pace and the stressful pressures most of us experience play a
Debra Amirin large role in this. The following suggestions can help:
Director of Institutional
Information & Publications Avoid alcohol and tobacco. Both initially seem to be calming, but alcohol disrupts deep sleep cycles and
amirin@law.ufl.edu tobacco is actually a neurostimulant.
Dean's Office (264 HOL) Exercise regularly in the late afternoon or early evening, but not right before bed. Exercise relaxes the
392-9238, Fax 392-8727 body and helps to release excess tension or stress, but can be stimulating if performed too close to bedtime.
Relax. Do something relaxing to quiet the mind, such as meditation, yoga, listening to soothing music or
taking a hot bath (not shower).
Beware of pharmaceutical aids. Many have harmful side effects, such as agitation, confusion, depression,
1 *dry mouth, sluggishness and dependency. (A natural altemative is Valerian root for occasional not daily
use.)
Get proper nutrition. Calcium and magnesium are calming and relax the muscles. Ifyou aren't getting
enough in your diet, consider supplementation.
Consider counseling. If you follow these suggestions and still have trouble sleeping,
Fredric G. Levin there may be deeper roots to what's keeping you from relaxing. Counseling can help you
College of Law resolve issues of concem.
Administration
Resource Counselor Ali Kane (left) provides confidential, free counseling and stress
S rt Cohnerry, seant reduction services including yoga and meditation classes to the law school community.
* Stuart Cohn, Associate Dean See her in the Center for Career Services Mondays (noon-4 p.m.), Wednesdays (noon-5 p.m.)
for International Studies
M and Thursdays (4:30-6 p.m.), or contact her at 392-0499 or alikane@ufl.edu for an appoint-
* Michael Friel, Associate ment. Yoga classes are Mondays (6-7 p.m.) in the Faculty Dining Room. Meditation classes are
Dean for Academic Affairs
m P, Thursdays (6:30-7:45 p.m.) off-campus. (Contact her for locations.)
* William Page, Associate
Dean for Faculty
Development
* Kathleen "Kathie" Price,
Associate Dean for Library September
and Technology
* Gail Sasnett, Associate 29 o JAG Presentation, 5 p.m., 190A Holland Hall (HOL)
Dean for Students, a Criminal Law Assoc. Meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 190 HOL
Professionalism and 30 o "Final Exams in the Age of Construction," 11 a.m.,
Community Relations Auditorium
* Patrick Shannon,
Associate Dean for October
Administrative Affairs 1 LCC Executive Board Meeting, 6-8 p.m., 296 HOL
* Donald Hale, Senior
Development Director o Career Services Presentation, Carlton Fields on the
LindaCalvet Direton, Callback lnterview Process, Noon-1 p.m., Bailey
* Linda Calvert Hanson,
Assistant Dean for Career Courtroom
Services -*--*** *** *- 2 o Career Development Conference Meeting, Noon,
* Richard Ludwick, Assistant 190B HOL
Dean for Students a ITLP Write-On Meeting, 1 p.m., 190B HOL
* Michael Patrick, Assistant o' *** APALSA Meeting, 5 p.m., Cafeteria
Dean for Admissions 3 o 3rd Richard E. Nelson Sym. From Penn Central to
Pensacola: New Perspectives on Historic Preservation,

*ence Center
a Book Awards Presentation, 4-5 p.m., Cafeteria
ITLP Write-On Meeting, 4 p.m., 190B HOL
o Moot Court Final Four, Noon, Auditorium
UNIVEI]TY OF FLORIDA 6 o LCC General Board Meeting, 6-8 p.m., 296 HOL
Honoring lhe past, shaping the ftr