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Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Title: Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
Portion of title: Flalaw
Physical Description: Serial
Creator: Levin College of Law
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: <Gainesville FL> College of Law Communications Office 1997-
Creation Date: October 13, 2003
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol.1, no. 1 (Oct. 6, 1997)-
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Table of Contents
    Announcements
        Page 1
    Career services
        Page 2
    Meet the faculty
        Page 3
    Learn about family and children's law Oct. 20
        Page 4 (MULTIPLE)
    Earn credit for studying diversity
        Page 4 (MULTIPLE)
    Moot court final four brings justices to campus
        Page 5
    Apply by Oct. 22 for Spring clinics and trial practice
        Page 6
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 7
    Living in the present brings rewards
        Page 8
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A M M O florid F M T G C ege of L a t ter Vo 1. 7, eNo e deun -3 e00ee- SS


TMachen Named UF
President
The
University of
Florida Board
of Trustees has
unanimously
elected Dr.
james Bernard Machen as
UF's I I th president. Dr.
Machen currently serves
as president of the

will assume leadership of
UF jan. 5, 2004.
Sc Charity Softball G e Prior to his tenure at
Utah, Machen was provost
s week to en e o e ea An ( ) p and vice president for
Graduatg s gs ae a t n at te bt academic affairs and dean
of the School of Dentistry
Sat the University of
Michigan. He had served
as assistant and associate

SAN NOUNCEMENTS dent ( organization fund. To participate, bring your dean in the School o
check payable to "Law Center Association" and Dentistry at the
Support Class Cift Campaign marked "Fall 2003 Class Gift" to Tena Canter in University of North
Representatives of the Levin College of Law's the Dean's Office. Carolina at Chapel Hill,
where he also held faculty








Fall"Class of 2003." Success Program workshops are free and open to Affairs at 352-392-0186concourse
Fa Gi ts may be paid over ivontheconcourse J tMBA Charity Softball amille appointments as associate
this week to encourage contributions to the class gift. M orkhoy (Oct. 15) and Oct. 22,
Ghrwdealingclag contsriburdtion lo the lssgt The John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) professor and professor.
Graduating class gifbs are a tradition at. (he best e attended Vanderbilt
law schools across the nation. UF law's spring grad- is sponso g a cha softball game this Saturday Univesity eceived his
uating class raised over $24,000, and fall representa- (Oct. 18), 10:30 a.m., at Westwood Middle School doctor of dental sugery
tives have set their goal at $25,000 $125 for each (on 34th Street next to Westside Park). The format degree from St. Louis
graduating student to be presented to Dean will be students vs. faculty and staff, but others, University, and has a
Robert Jerry at December commencement. including spouses and friends, also may play. The master's and doctorate in
Contributors receive a gold Gator lapel pin to "price" of admission for players and spectators is educational psychology
wear at graduation and will be recognized in the law one item of canned food or clothing for the needy. from the University of
Ing lowa. (See complete
school's annual report and at a For information: Norman Bledsoe news release online at
reception after commencement. (normbled@ufl.edu or 256-0805). www.napa.ufl.eduldigestl
Students pledging at least $125 stories/machen I008.html,
receive a commemorative coffee Writing Workshop Wednesday or contact University of
mug with the college logo and The following Student Affairs Academic Florida News and Public
"Class of 2003." Success Program workshops are free and open to Affairs at 352-392-0186
Gifts may be paid over five law students, take only an hour, and will be held for information.)
l years at $25 per year, are tax in Holland Hall auditorium:
c* deductible as allowed by law, Writing workshops, Wednesday (Oct. 15) and Oct. 22,
Sand can be unrestricted or noon. (Writing specialist Lois Randolph also assists students UNIVEIRSITY OF
S restricted to specific programs, by appointment call 392-2198 or in 105L Bruton-Geer FLORIDA
[',* ** organizations, or a generic stu- Hall during office hours. FdiGLn lgoL
(Announcements Continue Page 7) Fredric G. Levin College of Law

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Environmental CAREER SERVICES o
Law Opportunity Apply for Externships by Oct. 17
Graduate students
cantudy at semester Apply for the following by Friday (Oct. 17):
can study a semester
abroad in Brazil at either Eighth Judicial Circuit, Probate Law Division,
the Federal University of Gainesville.
Vicosa in Vicosa, Minas U.S. Department of Justice, Wildlife Law
Gerais, or Federal Extership, Washington, D.C.
University of Bahia in on
Salvador/Cruz das Almas, For information about application and hiring
Bahia, through a criteria, go to www. law.ufl. edu/career/externships.
Department of Education
program in Natural Learn More About Sexual
Resource Management in Orientation Employment Issues
Tropical and Temperate All are invited to bring a lunch and leam from -
Ecosystems. Two openings a distinguished civil rights attorney about sexual
are available for the orientation employment discrimination issues in a
semester that runs from
March to June, 2004. program co-sponsored by Lambda Legal Alliance
While the emphasis is on and Career Services Tuesday, Oct. 21, noon, in the rr
Forestry and Wetlands, faculty dining/meeting room in Bruton-Geer Hall.
the program is open to Karen Doering will discuss workplace dis-
anyone interested in the crimination issues lawyers may be called upon to
broader topic of Natural initiate action against or to defend. She will also
Resource Management.
AII classes are in discuss handling sexual orientation issues in the ,
Portuguese, therefore job seeking process and answer questions about 1
fluency in Spanish or the Equality Florida Legal Advocacy Summer ar
Portuguese is required. Intemship Program. Doering is the distinguished
The nine required hours Tampa civil rights attorney who battled Publix in a
(full time student) include
three that must be in a gender discrimination suit, represented black
class oriented toward the activists in disputes with Daytona Beach's Adams .
Brazilian culture, such as Mark Hotel, and serves as a consultant to Equality
continued study of Florida Legal Advocacy and staff attorney for the .
Portuguese, Brazilian his- National Center for Lesbian Rights.
tory, etc. The other six
hours are in courses relat- 'Lavender Law' Conference
ed to natural resource & Career Fair This Week
management and may The annual conference and career fair of
include independent
study. Successful appli- the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association
cants will receive $2,000 (NLGLA) and National Lesbian and Gay Law
for airfare and living Foundation (NLGLF) will be held in New York at
expenses. Fordham Law School Oct. 17-19. Employers Rules prohibiting the unlicensed practice of law.
expenses. Fordham Law School Oct. 17-19. Employers
Students must apply interested in sexual orientation issues interview Law students and law graduates yet to be swom in
by Oct. 31. Successful can- to the bar may not practice law.
didates will be notified by law student candidates at the fair every year. It
A law student or law graduate certified by the
the end of the first week may be too late to travel to New York for Friday,
of November. but you can still contact employers who attend Supreme Court of Florda as a certified legal
For details or to this conference by sending a resume and cover
discuss the program, con- letter to the contact person. To leam more, go to Regulating The Florida Bar (downloadable from
tact Dr. N.B. Comerford, www.flabar. org/newflabar/lawpractice/Rules/),
Professor of Forest Soils www.lavenderlaw.org or www.nlgla.org or visit
may represent certain individuals in limited cir-
and Graduate Coordinator Carer Serices. cumstances while performing under the supervi-
(nbc@mail.ifas.ufl.edu or
392-1951, ext.248). Students May Not Practice Law sion of a lawyer. The mechanism forbecoming a
While gaining legal experience provides a CLI is to register for and participate in certain
meaningful way to enrich your education and Levin College of Law clinical programs.
enhance your credentials, it is critical that law stu- Law students also should be mindful that
dents recognize there are limits to the work they Chapter 10 of the Rules Regulating The Florida
legally can perform without violating Florida Bar ("Career Services" Continues Page 3)


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(Career Services, Continued) questions concerning whether an act you are con- I _~
Bar regulates the unlicensed practice of law. sidering would constitute the unlicensed practice
These rules caution that while nonlawyers can of law.
"engage in limited oral communications...reason- Restrict Lexis & WESTLAW Use
ably necessary to elicit factual information...to Law students are granted a limited license to
assist a person in the completion of blanks on a use WESTLAW and Lexis for school-related pur- Construction Update
legal form approved by the Supreme Court of poses only, such as for career services research, The College of Law's
Florida...and inform the person how to file the course work, law review, moot court or as a construction project is
going extremely well,
form," the nonlawyer preparer/assistant must research assistant for a professor. Students may according to Associate
include on the document a signed, written not, however, use law school passwords for con- Dean for Administrative
disclosure as stated in Florida Bar Rule 10-2. (a). ducting legal research for law firms, govenmment Affairs Patrick Shannon,
Please know The Florida Bar does possess the agencies, intemships, fellowships or other purpos- and is currently on
authority to investigate UPL (Unlicensed Practice es unrelated to law school course work. Those schedule for completion
of Law) complaints and to prosecute such cases. uncertain about appropriate use of passwords in 205. (See page fo
T-,ertain *bou .,ont .e .f .w mdetails on a Oct. 16
Prior to acting, contact The Flonda Bar's UPL should check with WESTLAW or Lexis first "Thank You" party for the
Division (850-561-5840) or see your professional before risking compromising themselves and their law school community for
responsibility professor for answers to specific futures. O their patience with the
project.) Updates include:
Foundation. Construction
has been completed on
the augercast piles (50'
cement columns) in
preparation for pouring
the foundation for the
new education towers,
which will take place
Christopher Slobogin this month. The towers'
steel structures are
Stephen C. O'Connell Professor; scheduled to be erected
Associate Director, Center on in early November.
S Children & the Law; Library. The college is
Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry; still exploring locations
Adjunct Professor, University of for the library to use as
South Florida Mental Health Institute an off-site location this
Sspring. A decision is
expected this month.
Updated information,
View on the Profession AmericanAssociation ofLaw Schools; and images and a 3D "fly-
I hope law students give serious considera- Reporter for the American Bar Association's through" of the Levin
tion to practice paths outside the mainstream. Standards for Non-Responsibility for Crime and College of Law construc-
Law firm work pays well, but is often not as for its Standards for Technologically-Assisted tion project are online at
the college's new project
rewarding as public interest law and working with Physical Surveillance. Professor Slobogin is fre- Web site at www.Iaw.
the disadvantaged. In the latter area, a lawyer's quently quoted in the media and has appeared ufl.edulconstruction. Also
skills are usually needed more desperately, tested on Good Morning America, Nightline, Court TV look for regular updates
more quickly, and appreciated more readily." and CNBC, among other outlets on matters in FlaLaw and the month-
regarding criminal law and mental health law. He ly e-mail newsletter UF
Education has received two teaching awards while at UF. Law E-News (subscribe at
Education: A.B., Princeton University; www.law.ufl.edullistsl
J.D., LL.M., University of Virginia. What You May Not Know falaawl).
Dean Shannon will
"I like historical novels, playing the guitar continue to e-mail l
Expertise/ Background continue to e-mail regular
Expertise/Background 5(especially when no one is listening), playing updates to faculty, staff
Author of more than 50 books, articles and basketball (especially against short, slow people), and students. If you have
chapters on criminal law, cminal procedure and and watching my nine year-old play softball." facilities-related questions
mental health law; Director, Westem State Legal or concerns, contact him
Aid Society; Fulbright Scholar (Kiev University); Go to www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/for a in the Dean's Office at
Past Chair of the Criminal Justice Section and the complete resume and list of publications. 392-9238.
Mental Disability and Law Section of the


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Senior Information Learn About Family & Children's Law Oct. 20
Sheets/Survey Due Ever thought about practic- create the Family Law Certificate Program. The
Turn in Senior .iing family or children's law? certificate benefits students eager for guidance in
Information Sheets and Find out more about these pursuing a coherent course of study that will make
Senior Surveys (available dynamic and meaningful fields them more sophisticated and competitive in the

under the Senior u and related Levin College of market for new lawyers. It builds upon existing fac-
Information Quick Link) to Law programs at a Center on ulty and curricular strengths, coordinates clinical
the Student Affairs Office .mriB! Children and the Law (CCL) and traditional classroom offerings and allows for
(164 Holland Hall) by 5 B.aai ~rr ,',l, information/orientation meet- more efficiency through sequential leaming, with
p.m. Friday (Oct. 17). It~:i. ,i r iRm ing Monday, Oct. 20, noon, in one course building on another. It is administered
...~ .~the lobby outside 382C by a Committee on Family Law under the CCL
l r Holland Hall. Refreshments umbrella.
Seiserved. To attend, RSVP to The Certificate in Family Law has certain basic
Program Assistant Debbie requirements, although students who enroll are
Kelley (kelley@law.ufl.edu) by counseled on an individual basis regarding course
Thursday (Oct. 16). selection, requirements and career focus. Students
With the increasing complexity of divorce and who entered after the program was initiated (Fall
children's law and rise of the nontraditional family, 2002), must complete eight more credits than the
family law is one of the fastest growing and most normal 88 for graduation (total of 96); complete 20
complex practice specialties. Practitioners and or more credits (of the 96) in designated courses,
judges have expressed a need for better training of with at least 15 receiving the equivalent of an aver-
family advocates in areas such as child develop- age of 3.0 or better; and complete a writing project
ment and economics of the family, negotiation and such as a seminar paper or equivalent written work
drafting, and courtroom advocacy for families and product in a topic related to his/her field of specific
children. Currently, under mandate from the Florida interest. Students follow a curriculum divided into
Supreme Court, Florida is creating a "Unified three core requirements and a menu of seminars,
Family Court" to handle all family, juvenile and elective courses or independent study.
delinquency matters, and this development creates a For more information, refer to the College of
new demand for well-rounded, well-trained family Law Handbook (available in Student Affairs or
specialists. online at www.law.ufl.edu, click on "Publications,"
The Levin College of Law is fortunate to have then "Handbook") or contact CCL Director Barbara
a substantial group of faculty working in family Woodhouse (woodhouse@law.ufl.edu) or Program
Espresso/Coffee and children's law and related areas who joined to Assistant Debbie Kelley (kelley@law.ufl.edu).
Bar Petition
The law school com- Earn Credit for Studying Diversity
munity is invited to help By Desta Meghoo-Peddie, J.D., Director, Office of Diversity and Community Development
the John Marshall Bar
Association (JMBA) lobby If you are interested in "expanding your horizons" and getting class credit for it,
food and beverage dis- diversity may be your answer. There is an array of courses that complement your
tributor Aramark to pro- present legal education and future legal practice. Though different than typical law
vide an espressolcoffee school courses, some say they may be equally important. Did you know there are
bar on the law school over 100 courses taught between UF graduate schools and the law school in Critical,
campus. The proposed Interdisciplinary and Multi-Cultural studies? Typically, students may take up to six
stand would serve regular
coffee, espresso, and credit hours of graduate courses related to their area of law interest. For advice and approval on graduate
espresso-based drinks courses, students should first consult with Associate Dean Gail Sasnett in Student Affairs. No approval is
(lattes). If you think this needed, however, to take some of the dynamic and diverse courses offered at the law school. Upon com-
would be beneficial to pletion of the first year of law school, students can choose from among close to 30 courses, including
you or others at the law Comparative Law, History of Women and the Law, Poverty Law, and Critical Race Theory.
school, e-mail
coffee cart@hotmail.com The entire list is available in my office, and while these courses are not available every semester,
indicating your support. students are encouraged to stop by, pick up the list, and then refer to the College ofLaw Handbook
Include your name and (available in Student Affairs or online at www.law.ufl.edu, click on "Publications," then "Handbook") for
number of coffee drinks details. I also recommend that students speak with Student Affairs representatives and/or the professor
you consume daily (you teaching a particular course of interest to find out when a course may be offered, then plan accordingly.
can still reply if you don't
ink coffee) There are many benefits to diversifying your legal education, and we hope this course list will be helpful.
Please contact me ifyou have a concem or comment at meghoo@law.ufl.edu.

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Senior Information Learn About Family & Children's Law Oct. 20
Sheets/Survey Due Ever thought about practic- create the Family Law Certificate Program. The
Turn in Senior .iing family or children's law? certificate benefits students eager for guidance in
Information Sheets and Find out more about these pursuing a coherent course of study that will make
Senior Surveys (available dynamic and meaningful fields them more sophisticated and competitive in the

under the Senior u and related Levin College of market for new lawyers. It builds upon existing fac-
Information Quick Link) to Law programs at a Center on ulty and curricular strengths, coordinates clinical
the Student Affairs Office .mriB! Children and the Law (CCL) and traditional classroom offerings and allows for
(164 Holland Hall) by 5 B.aai ~rr ,',l, information/orientation meet- more efficiency through sequential leaming, with
p.m. Friday (Oct. 17). It~:i. ,i r iRm ing Monday, Oct. 20, noon, in one course building on another. It is administered
...~ .~the lobby outside 382C by a Committee on Family Law under the CCL
l r Holland Hall. Refreshments umbrella.
Seiserved. To attend, RSVP to The Certificate in Family Law has certain basic
Program Assistant Debbie requirements, although students who enroll are
Kelley (kelley@law.ufl.edu) by counseled on an individual basis regarding course
Thursday (Oct. 16). selection, requirements and career focus. Students
With the increasing complexity of divorce and who entered after the program was initiated (Fall
children's law and rise of the nontraditional family, 2002), must complete eight more credits than the
family law is one of the fastest growing and most normal 88 for graduation (total of 96); complete 20
complex practice specialties. Practitioners and or more credits (of the 96) in designated courses,
judges have expressed a need for better training of with at least 15 receiving the equivalent of an aver-
family advocates in areas such as child develop- age of 3.0 or better; and complete a writing project
ment and economics of the family, negotiation and such as a seminar paper or equivalent written work
drafting, and courtroom advocacy for families and product in a topic related to his/her field of specific
children. Currently, under mandate from the Florida interest. Students follow a curriculum divided into
Supreme Court, Florida is creating a "Unified three core requirements and a menu of seminars,
Family Court" to handle all family, juvenile and elective courses or independent study.
delinquency matters, and this development creates a For more information, refer to the College of
new demand for well-rounded, well-trained family Law Handbook (available in Student Affairs or
specialists. online at www.law.ufl.edu, click on "Publications,"
The Levin College of Law is fortunate to have then "Handbook") or contact CCL Director Barbara
a substantial group of faculty working in family Woodhouse (woodhouse@law.ufl.edu) or Program
Espresso/Coffee and children's law and related areas who joined to Assistant Debbie Kelley (kelley@law.ufl.edu).
Bar Petition
The law school com- Earn Credit for Studying Diversity
munity is invited to help By Desta Meghoo-Peddie, J.D., Director, Office of Diversity and Community Development
the John Marshall Bar
Association (JMBA) lobby If you are interested in "expanding your horizons" and getting class credit for it,
food and beverage dis- diversity may be your answer. There is an array of courses that complement your
tributor Aramark to pro- present legal education and future legal practice. Though different than typical law
vide an espressolcoffee school courses, some say they may be equally important. Did you know there are
bar on the law school over 100 courses taught between UF graduate schools and the law school in Critical,
campus. The proposed Interdisciplinary and Multi-Cultural studies? Typically, students may take up to six
stand would serve regular
coffee, espresso, and credit hours of graduate courses related to their area of law interest. For advice and approval on graduate
espresso-based drinks courses, students should first consult with Associate Dean Gail Sasnett in Student Affairs. No approval is
(lattes). If you think this needed, however, to take some of the dynamic and diverse courses offered at the law school. Upon com-
would be beneficial to pletion of the first year of law school, students can choose from among close to 30 courses, including
you or others at the law Comparative Law, History of Women and the Law, Poverty Law, and Critical Race Theory.
school, e-mail
coffee cart@hotmail.com The entire list is available in my office, and while these courses are not available every semester,
indicating your support. students are encouraged to stop by, pick up the list, and then refer to the College ofLaw Handbook
Include your name and (available in Student Affairs or online at www.law.ufl.edu, click on "Publications," then "Handbook") for
number of coffee drinks details. I also recommend that students speak with Student Affairs representatives and/or the professor
you consume daily (you teaching a particular course of interest to find out when a course may be offered, then plan accordingly.
can still reply if you don't
ink coffee) There are many benefits to diversifying your legal education, and we hope this course list will be helpful.
Please contact me ifyou have a concem or comment at meghoo@law.ufl.edu.

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2003-04 Moot
Court Team
Moot Court Team
members (above, with
Final Four judges in front
row) for 2003-04 include:
Ashleigh Bartkus
M oot Court Final Four JaDawnya Butler
Alison Chastain
Brings Justices to Campus .. .. Cindy Clenney
An array of distinguished visitors including Lindsay Connor
Florida Supreme Court justices and representatives of Nate Coppernoll
top law firms visited the Levin College of Law cam- Camelia Coward
Alyson Falik
pus Oct. 3 for the Eighteenth Annual Zimmerman, Kiser Julia Farkas
& Sutcliffe Moot Court Competition, or what students Frank Garcia
affectionately refer to as the "Final Four." The event is David Gay
the final round of competition of the Justice Campbell jason Gordon
Thornall Moot Court Team's new member selection Erin Gray
joAnn Guerrero
process and something else very special a Dana Keane
demonstration of oral advocacy by the school's best. Doug Knox
More than 80 students came to an initial informa- Alison Marshall
tional Moot Court competition meeting the first week of Marc Matthews
class. A little over two weeks later, that number dwin- Marie Marteli
dled to the 37 who tumed in briefs. After two rounds of Robin McKinney
Maria Priovolos
oral arguments before a mock tribunal, a mere nine Levi Ritter
made the team: Final Four competitors Jill Matthew, David Satterfield
Darren Chiappetta, Ryan Morgan and Ryan Santurri; Kristen Simmons
alternate Bona Kim; and new members Adam Steven Southwell
Scott Underwood
Babington, Jennifer Kuyrkendall, Cara Muroff and Adam Vorhis
Megan Sladek. Courtney Walsh
Final Four competitors argued in teams of two
before a panel of six Florida Supreme Court justices New Members:
Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead (UF JD 63) presiding, Adam Babington
accompanied by Charles T. Wells (UF JD 64), Barbara Darren Chiappetta
Bona Kim
Pariente, Raoul G. Cantero, III, and retired justices Ben jennifer Kuyrkendall
F. Overton (UF JD 52) and Stephen H. Grimes (UF LLB Jill Matthew
54) and Judge Fred A. Hazouri (UF JD 67) of the Ryan Morgan
Fourth District Court of Appeals. The panel listened to Cara Muroff
15 minutes of oral argument per competitor, then select- Ryan Santurri
Megan Sladek
ed Ryan Morgan as Best Oralist and Counsel for e a
Respondent (Jill Matthew and Darren Chiappetta) as the .. e
Best Team Overall. Darren Chiappetta also eamed Best
Brief and Best Overall Competitor.
Moot Court team members compete with students
from other schools and travel to places like New York and Hawaii to do it. For information on how you
can get involved with the Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Team as a student or sponsor visit
the team's Web site at www. law. ufl. edu/mootcourt or contact Alison Chastain (akchasta@ufl.edu).
Tryouts for the co-curricular organization are held both spring and fall, and third- and fourth-semester
students who have successfully completed Appellate Advocacy may compete.
By Megan Sladek (2L, Moot Court Team Member)

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Apply by Oct. 22 for Spring

Clinics and Trial Practice

If you plan to take Criminal, Civil or
Mediation Clinic, Clinic Prep or Trial Practice this
spring, you MUST obtain a clinic application from
Flu Shots Offered
Student Affairs and return it by 5 p.m. Wednesday,
at Law School Oct. 22. Informational sheets are on the bulletin
Flu shots will be
offered at the Levin board outside Student Affairs.
offered at the Levin
College of Law Oct. 29 Criminal Clinic Variety of locations. Before spring
and Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-2 semester begins, students must have completed 48 credit
p.m., on the concourse. hours, Trial Practice or Trial Advocacy, Police Practices
The shots are free for and Adversary Systems. (Important: Criminal Clinic
students (with ID) and requires 30 hours in addition to class time in summer, Pro Se Clinic Prep/Pro Se Clinic Two-semester
$15 for staff and faculty and 20 hours in addition to class time in spring/fall. sequence. Students take Pro Se Clinic Prep in spring and
(cash only). Participants MUST attend a MANDATORY meeting.) Pro Se Clinic in fall. Registration for sequence is by
Full Representation Civil Clinic Students must have application to Pro Se Clinic Prep (students then automati-
completed at least four semesters of law school and cally proceed to Pro Se Clinic). Preference given to 5th-
received 48 semester hours of academic credit. No clinic semester students who have taken Family Law, Evidence,
prep requirement. First three weeks of the semester (two Trial Practice or Trial Advocacy and Family Law Judicial
weeks in summer) the "Intensive Seminar" require Clerk Externships or Domestic Violence Extemships.
20 hours of class time per week (scheduled around Conservation Clinic Accepts limited number of appli-
students' other classes). cants for spring. Applicants must have completed three
Mediation Clinic No prerequisites. First two-and-a-half semesters of law school. Preference given to students who
weeks are Intensive Seminar (40 hours total), scheduled have enrolled, or intend to enroll, in the Environmental
around other courses. Friday mornings must be available and Land Use Law Certificate Program. Students with
for downtown mediations. Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills encouraged to
Trial Practice Registration by application. Priority to apply. Interested students should consult with
5th-semester students. Remaining slots filled by 4th- and Conservation Clinic Director Tom Ankersen prior to
6th-semester students, in that order. applying. For information or applications:
www.law.ufl.edu/cgr/clinic, Office of Student Affairs
Juvenile Prep/Juvenile Clinic Two-semester sequence (164 Holland Hall) and/or Center for Governmental
Students take Juvenile Clinic Prep in spring and Juvenile
Clinic in fall. Registration for the sequence is by applica- Responsibiity (230 Buton-Gee Ha).
Child Welfare Clinic Four to eight seats available.
tion to Juvenile Clinic Prep (students in Juvenile Clinic Child Wefare Clini Four to eight seats avaiabe.
Prep automatically proceed to Juvenile Clinic). Preference Child, Parent and State is a prerequisite, as well as 48
credit hours completed prior to Spring 2004. Intems pro-
given to 5th-semester students who have taken Children'scompleted prior to Spring 2004. ntems pro-
Law, Family Law, Evidence, Trial Practice or Trial vide advice and interpretations to a multidisciplinary team
Law, Family Law, Evidence, Trial Practice or Trial
Advocacy, and Juvenile Extemships, Family Law Judicial of doctors, nurses and psychologists responsible for work-
Externships or Domestic Violence Externships. ing on complex cases involving child abuse and neglect.


Cape Town
Professor Wins
Nobel prize
University of Cape
Town Professor john
Coetzee, also a visiting
professor at the
University of Chicago, was
recently awarded the
Nobel Prize for literature.
The University of Florida
Levin College of Law part-
ners with the University
of Cape Town, South
Africa, each year in a
summer study abroad
program, and this award
is a reflection on the
quality of that institution
and its faculty.










SCHOLARSHIP & ACTIVITIES *






Litigation." He and Levin Mabie & Levin :r. Gables, and gave a presentation on the Fall 2003 ambassadors
Professor Berta Hernandez have been ethical and legal issues surrounding race in welcomed new students
appointed to the new Faculty Council of genetic research. In addition, her casebook mearrn "hard hats" in
the Florida Bar Intemational Law on medical technology (co-authored with law school construction.
Section, and will have advisory and par- Professor Lars Noah) was favorably
ticipatory roles with the Executive iM reviewed in the latest issue of the Journal Ambassadors
Council, where Gordon recently of Legal Medicine. Needed, Apply Now
completed three three-year terms. Applications for
Ambassador positions for
"Intro to Law" are avail-
(Announcements, Continued) Going Over the Edge: Dealing with Substance Abuse and l n tun
* Exam Preparation: Writing to Succeed, Oct. 20, 2 p.m. De y, Tursy, Ot. Affairs and due by 5 p.m.
SNo ie or re, 2 Stress Management: Keeping it in Perspective, Wednesday, Fr. d
SNo Time for Stress!, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. Nov. 12, 190C Holland Hall Friday (Oct. 17).
Nov. 12, 190C Holland Hall
For information, contact the Office of Ambassadors are
The workshops are presented by the Law
Student Affairs (392-0421). upper class students who
College Council and Student Affairs to teach key assist and guide entering
CLA Prison Tour Open to AlI resource management skills. Those attending three students during their first
The Criminal Law Association (CLA) is or more receive a certificate of completion. semester. Each ambassa-
sponsoring a tour of Florida's main state prison in For information: Student Affairs Coordinator dor is assigned a team of
10 to 12 new students.
Starke. The tour is open to all law students, and Noemar Castro (castro@law.ufl.edu) or Resource Dts i nclude but ae
Duties include but are
you do not have to be a CLA member. Participants Counselor Ali Kane (alikane@ufl. edu). not limited to con-
must sign up in advance, since a background ducting "get-acquainted"
check is required. The tour lasts about an hour, activities, assisting in the
and will be held at either 8:15 a.m. Nov. 4, or 1:15 transition to law school,
developing a support
p.m. Nov. 6 (date awaiting confirmation by Florida
group for new students
Department of Corrections). and challenging them to
For information: CLA Secretary Joni Batie- become active members
McGrew (gatorcrimlawassoc@yahoo.com). of the community.
Applicants must be
Toastmasters Builds Skills energetic, have completed
Everyone is invited to attend Toastmasters their first semester, be
meetings this Tuesday (Oct. 14) and Oct. 21, 5-6 available for a training
meeting this semester,
p.m., 190A Holland Hall. Toastmasters can help meeting this semester,
and able to begin by the
you develop and improve speaking and presenta- afternoon of Sunday,
tion skills critical to success from the courtroom jan. 4. For information:
to the boardroom. Noemar Castro
(castro@iaw.ufl.edu).
Apply for ELUL Certificate
Program by Friday
The fall deadline to apply for the
Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate
Program is Friday (Oct. 17). Information and Princeton Review
applications are available from Program Assistant .. .
Marla Wolfe in 319 Holland Hall or go online to Survey Online
The Princeton Review
www.law.ufl.edu/elulp/certificate/index.htm. invites students to voice
Attitude Workshop Wednesday .opinions on the academic
and social life at the law
Students are encouraged to attend the follow- school and have their
ing Leadership Resource Management Program comments published on
workshops, all held noon-1 p.m.: the Review Web site.
* The Art of Developing and Maintaining a Positive To participate, go to
Attitude, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 190C Holland Hall survey.review.com.

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Submit News Living in the Present Brings Rewards
for FlaLaw
FlaLaw is published By Resource Counselor Ali Kane
each week school is in Ifyou take 10 minutes to observe what goes on in your mind, you will probably find it is
session. AI are encour- consumed with reviewing the past and planning for the future. Of course, it is important to be
aged to submit news of
interest to the law school aware of your past and direct yourself towards the future you want to create for yourself. Yet
community by 10 a.m. if you allow these thought pattems to dominate your mind to an extreme, something very crucial is lost:
Tuesday for the following awareness of the present.
Monday's newsletter to: Now is the only time we actually directly experience ourselves and our lives. Everything else is an
Debra Amirin abstraction. We may run around all day from one task to the other without ever truly "being present" with
Director of Institutional
Information & Publications what were doing.
amirin@law.ufl.edu Think of times when you've been happiest and most fulfilled. Were you in the present moment, directly
Dean's Office (264 HOL) experiencing life? Or were you busy focusing on the past or the future? Chances are the former was true.
392-9238, Fax 392-8727 Being present doesn't mean not doing anything. Rather, it just means really being where you are. If
you're in class, really "be" in class and don't let your mind wander into fantasies. If you're eating lunch with
t -i friends, really experience the details of what it's like to taste and chew, to laugh and connect. It's so easy to
llol via e- let these mundane aspects of life fly by without savoring them. Life is so short. Every moment is precious.
SFi ebe r There is a peace that comes with the practice of facing reality in the moment instead of fighting it and trying
ay pu bI at to escape.

[I 'min law.ul I Resource Counselor Ali Kane (above) provides confidential, free counseling and stress reduction services -
including yoga and meditation classes to the law school community. See her in the Center for Career Services
Fredric G. Levin Mondays (noon-4 p.m.), Wednesdays (noon-5 p.m.) and Thursdays (4:30-6 p.m.), or contact her at 392-0499 or
College of Law alikane@ufl.edu for an appointment. Yoga classes are Mondays (6-7 p.m.) in the Faculty Dining Room.
Admin Meditation classes are Thursdays (6:30-7:45 p.m.) off-campus. (Contact her for locations.)
Administration
* Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean ;
* Stuart R. Cohn, Associate
Dean for International Academic & Event Calendars Online at
Studies www.law.uf. edu
Michael K. Friel, Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs October
William H. Page, Associate 13 o Criminal Law Association Meeting,
Dean for Faculty 5:30-6:30 p.m., 190 Holland Hall (HOL)
Development o LCC Executive Board Meeting, 6-8 p.m., 296 HOL
M. Kathleen "Kathie" Price, JMBA Meeting, 7 8 p.m., 190A HOL
Associate Dean for Library
and Technology 14 o Toastmasters, 5-6 p.m., 190A HOL
Gail E. Sasnett, Associate [S o Writing Workshop, Noon, Auditorium
Dean for Students, o "The Art of Developing and Maintaining a Positive
Professionalism and Attitude," Noon-1 p.m., 109C HOL
Community Relations Career Services Presents: Criminal Law, Life as a State
SJ. Patrick Shannon, I!MI : I Attorney or Public Defender, Noon, Bailey Courtroom
Associate Dean forais h16 o "Thanks For Putting Up With Construction Party,"
Administrative Affairs e l Noon, Auditorium
Donald J. Hale, Senior
Development Director [*' l K* :'*17 o Career Services Presents: Alternative Careers,
Lindavelopm t Dieco .- -.. a Noon-1 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
Linda Calvert Hanson, I
Assistant Dean for Career 18 e IMBA Charity Softball Game, 10:30 a.m.,
Services [.' . r'- I* ITai I' Westwood Middle School
Richard L. Ludwick, .* 20 o Family Law Information/Orientation Meeting,
Assistant Dean for Students l Noon, Lobby Outside 382C HOL
SJ. Michael Patrick, Assistant Exam Preparation Workshop, 2 p.m., Auditorium
Dean for Admissions a LCC General Board Meeting, 6-8 p.m., 296 HOL
21 e Career Services Presents: Sexual Orientation

o Toastmasters, 5-6 p.m., 190A HOL
. 11** 1.1 22 Writing Workshop, Noon, Auditorium
23 o "Going Over the Edge: Dealing With Substance Abuse
I., Il I-TK- and Dependency," Noon-1 p.m., 109B HOL
UNIVERS OF FLORI .. / r 27 Advanced Registration Begins for Spring 2004
Honoring the past, shaping t fuiture