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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 27, 2003
Frequency: weekly
completely irregular
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol.1, no. 1 (Oct. 6, 1997)-
General Note: Weekly during the school year with a biweekly insert, numbered separately called: The Docket.
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Table of Contents
        Page 1
    Career services
        Page 2
    Meet the faculty
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 5
    Clinic students learn 'Practical lawyering'
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Working from a solid foundation
        Page 8
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'Cans for Canines and Cats' Nov. 9 Medical
Animal Food Drive Malpractice
Phi Delta Phi and the Animal Law Reform Panel
Florida Law Review will
Association (ALA) are partnering to ensure
host a panel discussion on
animals are not forgotten this fall. The "Cans for "The Future of Med Mal in
Canines and Cats" animal food drive kicks off on Florida: Is the Malpractice
Halloween and continues the following week, Insurance, Liability, and
Litigation Reform Act the
Nov. 3-7. Right Prescription?"
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to Thursday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m.,
donate canned dog and cat food to benefit the Holland Hall auditorium.
This will be the first
Alachua County Humane Society. Just "follow .. .. .....time advocates from both
the paws" and drop off your donations from 9 sides will publicly discuss
a.m.-2 p.m. each day at the food drive table on the .. .. Governor Jeb Bush's contro-
versal medical malpractice
Holland Hall concourse. Contributors will be reform legislation passed by
reform legislation passed by
entered into a drawing for event prizes. the Florida Legislature in
The Animal Law Association is a new student special session this summer.
The focus will be on
organization dedicated to educating the communi- critical issues and challenges
ty about forms of animal abuse. It provides oppor- : facing Florida's medical and
tunities for members to learn about the emerging insurance industries, includ-
field of animal law and to work on litigation and ing efficacy of mandatory
non-economic damage caps
community projects aimed at advancing the inter- and failure to regulate
ests and lives of animals. All are welcome at the malpractice insurance rates.
association's Oct. 30 and Nov. 13 meetings (both Dean Emeritus Jon Mills,
Director of UF's Center for
at 5 p.m., rooms TBA). Governmental Responsibility
Phi Delta Phi Membership, Events .. and former Speaker of the
Florida House of Represen-
Phi Delta Phi is an International Legal tatives, will moderate.
Fratemity dedicated to the ideals of professional- Panelists will be members of
the Florida Legislature
ism and ethics. Through community involvement, (including Gainesville Senator
its members including five of the nine Supreme Rod Smith), representatives
Court Justices act as ambassadors of the law from the Florida Medical
school and legal profession. Association and Florida
Academy of Trial Lawyers,
The fratemity has strengthened its presence at and UF law professors.
the Levin College of Law by recruiting a large A question and answer
session will follow. To submit
class of new members, and plans to initiate more
than 20 members this semester and to coordinate a Phi Delta Phi will join the Animal Law Association questions early, e-mail them
to medmalquestions@
variety of philanthropic activities, including: in its first annual "Cans for Canines and Cats" floridalawreview.com. For
* Pumpkin carving with children from the Boys and food drive. (Details in preceding article.) information: Editor-in-Chief
Girls Club ofAlachua County Oct. 30. According Membership applications are accepted each Ben Diamond or Senior
to Phi Delta Phi President Darren Chiappetta, "We semester. Acceptance is based on factors such as Daboll in the Florida Law
feel an obligation to show our community the posi- scholarship, school/community involvement and Review office (392-2148).
tive things law students can do, and helping kids character. For information: Darren Chiappetta at
have an extra-special Halloween is one way we can dschiappetta@yahoo. com or Christin Decker at UNIVERSITY OF
do that." cdeckerl @yahoo.com. FLORIDA
(Announcements Continue Page 4) Fredric G. Levin College of Law

'Guerrilla Tactics' Speaker Nov. 13
Kimm Walton will speak again at the Levin
College of Law Thursday, Nov. 13, 5 p.m., in
Softball Game Holland Hall auditorium. This seminar is a "must"
Benefits Kennedy for law students looking for a summer job or first
Homes Residents permanent job after graduation.
Levin College of Law Walton is the nationally acclaimed author of
students and faculty
played a charity softball Guerrilla Tacticsfor Getting the LegalJob ofYour
game Oct. 18 at Dreams; What Law School Doesn 't Teach You: But
Westwood Middle School. You Really Need to Know; America s Greatest
The "price" of admission Places to Work with a Law Degree & How to
for players and spectators Make the Most ofAny Job, No Matter Where It Is;
to the event was one item t decie o skIs
tof canned food oner clo g and The Best of the Job Goddess: Phenomenal Job
of canned food or clothing
for distribution to the 61 SearchAdvice from the Countrys Most Popular
residents of Kennedy Legal Job Search Columnist.
Homes who recently lost Alternative Career Search Tips
their apartments to fire.
The faculty team tri- In an effective alternative career search, 99
umphed I 1-10 in the bot- percent happens before the first resume goes out.
tom of the seventh inning Searches are more effective and efficient if time is
on a game-winning single taken at the beginning for the following:
by Professor Teresa
Rambo. In the end, how- Give yourself permission to be happy. Many law
ever, everyone won, since graduates succumb to the notion that it is a "waste"
the event collected almost of one's law degree to not practice law. Students
100 items of clothing and should remember they went to law school to pre-
over 15 Ibs. of food. pare for a fulfilling career. The next step is finding I
The john Marshall Bar
The John Marshall Bar the career that meets that goal.
Association (JMBA) and
American Bar Association Assess what you want from a job and what you
thank all participants, bring to the job. Think about environment, activi-
especially Professors ties and duties you enjoy. Then, itemize your skills
Fenster, Peterson, Rambo and qualifications and perform your own personal
and Noah, who according
andto s ources "kept the fac- inventory. After reviewing a variety of career
to sources "kept the fac-
ulty team in contention." options, choose those that look like a good fit to
The Alachua County investigate further.
Chapter of the American Explore. Talk to lawyers working in the particular
Red Cross is still collecting positions you've identified. What do they like?
donations for Kennedy
Homes residents. To What skills do they utilize? Find out how they Conduct informational interviews. They can be the

donate, contact them at found their job. key to getting "inside."
376-4669. Source: Gina Sauer, William Mitchell College Become an expert networker. This is even more
of Law. important when looking for an altemative career.
Fi ndi ng Alternative Careers: Law graduates should be prepared to address
What You Need To Know employer resistance to hiring a J.D. Anticipate
It takes time, patience and a spirit of adventure. concems and be prepared to address them.
Begin with self-assessment. You'll get the informa- Have compelling reasons for seeking a non-
tion you need to market yourself to employers. traditional career. Leam buzzwords of the field to
Research, research, research. capture their interest.
Know your transferable skills cold. Be able to give Demonstrate your enthusiasm for your chosen field
specific examples in action. g through community involvement, volunteer activi-
ties or writing an article.
Prepare a brief "sound bite" to describe your skills,
Source: Lisa L. Abrams, The Official Guide to
what you offer and what you want.
Legal Specialties.
(Career Services Continues Page 3)


* Job boards with listings in your area of interest. Source: National Association of Law Enter Bar Essay
Look now toleam who'shiring, whattypesofjobs Placement, Searchingfor an Alternative. Contest by jan 30
are available, and what skills are required. Programs for Fall 2003 EntrantS Students are encour-
* Trade newspapers and magazines. These sites G Welcome to Career Services Monday, aged to enter The Florida
often include job listings. You can leam about the ov. 3, 2 p.m., Holland Hall Auditoum. Ba's Law tudent
field Job boards well as th lstings in your area of interest. Source: Pofessionalism Essay
d as well as the major players. Resume Writing Workshop, "How to Put Your Contest. Essays will be
* Professional associations. These sites often offer Best Foot Forward," Friday, Nov. 7, noon, judged on caliber (relat-
resources of interest and links to other helpful sites. Bailey Courtroom. ing to professionalism
* Books and resources. Browse professional sites (See page 2 for more Career Services issues/topics), creativity,
and online bookstores, as well as the NALP programs to be held this fall.) organization, writing
style, and technical
expertise. They must be
submitted to Associate
Dean Gail Sasnett in
University of Florida; J.D. (high honors), Student Affairs by jan. 30.
University of North Carolina. Law Review, Order The Bar's Law School
Subcommittee of the
of the Coif, Judge Walter Clark Award, Phi Kappa Standing Committee on
S Phi, Omicron Delta Epsilon. Professionalism reviews
Harrison Professor Harrison is a nationally and inter- entries and selects the
nationally known scholar in the fields of antitrust, winner, who receives
Stephen C. law and economics, faculty and decanal self-pro- $1,000 and expenses paid
to the award ceremony at
O'Connell motion, and copyright. His books, articles, pre- the Florida Supreme
Professor sentations, and general musings number in the Court. The winning essay
Professor g ay
hundreds, maybe thousands. (Several attempts to is published in the
count them have failed.) He has taught on every Florida Baroumrnal and
continent except Australia, South America, Africa News and on the Bar
Web site.
and Antarctica, but he hopes to visit them soon. The winner's law
The winner's law
View on the P rofession He is a founder and director of the Center for school receives a trophy
Teaching and Research, a privately funded institu- designed by Hugh
"In some ways the two professions that con- tion. He was 1997 chair of the AALS Section on Nicholson, "The Lion of
cern me teaching law and practicing law Socioeconomics and the Law. He likes sewing, justice," which is housed
are not as different as they seem. It is true that bicycling and modern dance and design at the law school and
teaching means a great deal of student interaction, passed on each year.
which is my favorite part of the job. Other than What You May Not Know Winning the contest
last year was Kimberly
that, the best part of teaching is having time to "Connect these four dots and know all there at year a b
Rothenburg (3L, above,
research and reason through difficult issues with- is to know about me: left, with Sasnett and the
out knowing in advance what my conclusions will 1. My 12th grade aptitude test said I should be a trophy, now on display in
be. It is here that the overlap comes in. I do not florist. the Student Affairs
know a single successful attorney who does not 2. I was in the Orange Bowl when Joe Auer ran back lobby). For information:
Student Affairs (392-
have to do what I do as a professor research the opening kick-off in the first-ever Miami 0412).
and evaluate complex ideas and issues. And the Dolphins game.
successful ones are uniformly open-minded. 3. The writings of John Rawls have had a profound
Sometimes I am concerned that students are not effect on me.
given the opportunity or challenged to develop 4. I've never met a man (or woman) I did not like,
analytical skills that permit consideration of the except Will Rogers."
full range of possibilities."
B.S. (high honors), M.B.A., Ph.D. Go to www.law.ufl.edu/faculty for a
(Economics and Business Administration), complete resume and list of publications.


(Announcements, Continued) Holland Hall. Toastmasters can help you develop
Stress Workshop Nov. 12 and improve vital speaking and presentation skills.
Feeling stressed? Find out how to cope at the Cator Crowl & FSU Tickets
Leadership Resource Management Program Gator Growl. The law school will not have a bloc

Graduating Workshop "Stress Management: Keeping it in for Gator Growl, and students are responsible for
Next May? Perspective," Wednesday, Nov. 12, noon-1 p.m., picking up their own tickets at Gate 13. Purchase
If you plan to gradu- 190C Holland Hall. Presented by the Law College tickets $12 for students and spouses, $16 for
ate in May 2004, please Council and Student Affairs. general admission by calling 384-3262 or go
schedule an appointment For information: Student Affairs (392-0421). online to www.ticketmastercom. Gator Growl will
foragraduation check Indulge Yourself & Help Others be heldNov. 7 at7 p.m. in Ben Hill Griffin
with Registrar Kim
Thomas in the Student Satisfy your sweet tooth and support public Stadium. Sugar Ray and comedians Christopher
Affairs Office (392-0421, interest law by eating ice cream this Wednesday, Titus and Amez J will perform. For information,
164 Holland Hall). Oct. 29, 6-7 p.m., at Cold Stone Creamery (3822 visit www.gatorgrowl.org.
Graduation checks are Newberry Rd., by Royal Park movie theater). FSU ticket pickup. Tickets for FSU will be avail-
ief appointments to Pa of the profits from sales during that time able for pick-up in the JMBA office Tuesday, Nov.
review students' total
credit hours and require- will be donated to the Association for Public 25, noon-4 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 26, 9
ments for graduation and Interest Law (APIL) to help fund campus projects, a.m.-12:30 p.m. Unclaimed tickets will be raffled
submit necessary forms including summer public interest fellowships for Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. Each person may
for graduation. UF law students and the "Know Your Rights" pick up a maximum of five tickets with IDs.
community outreach campaign. APIL also is
working with law students and administrators,
govemment officials, and attomeys across Florida
to create a Loan Repayment Assistance Program .
for law school graduates.
Update JMBA Directory Info
JMBA is compiling information for its phone
and e-mail directory for 2003-04. Check your list-
ing in the UF directory, then e-mail updates or
changes tojmba@-jackabid.com with your pre-
ferred name, phone number and e-mail address. ..
ETELS Reception Wednesday
An "Estates and Trusts Third Semester
Reception" sponsored by the Estates, Trusts and
Elder Law Society (ETELS) Wednesday, Oct. 29, .. .
noon, 283 Holland Hall, is open to all students, .* ... .
but geared toward informing those interested in
estate planning, elder law, probate and guardian-
Law Alumni ship issues about opportunities available at UF.
Receptions These include ETELS, the Estates and Trusts
The following ,
receptions for Levin Practice Certificate, the Estate Planning and Elder
College of Law alumni Law Center, probate externship and LL.M. in .
are scheduled: Taxation at UF. Guest speakers will include
Alachua County Law Professor Doug Miller, Carla Bryant (LL.M. in
Alumni Holiday Party, Taxation 02), Rebekah Kurdziel (LL.M. in r .. .. ..
Wednesday, Dec. 17, Taxation 01), and LL.M. in Taxation student
Dean Robert and Mrs.
Lisa jerry's home, 6-8 Denise Shaffer McBride. For information, contact -
p.m. ETELS Vice President Danielle Burns
Florida Bar Midyear (dburnsO@yahoo.com).
Meeting Gator Law
Alumni Reception, Toastmasters Meeting
Thursday, jan. 15, Everyone is invited to attend a Toastmasters
6:30-8 p.m., jasmine meeting this Tuesday (Oct. 28), 5-6 p.m., 190A
Room, Miami Hyatt.



* Professor Michelle Jacobs was the "The Kashmir Dispute as a World Order
featured speaker at the Brennan Center Problem," at the Institute for the Policy
Conversation Series sponsored by the Sciences at Yale Law School Oct. 16.
Brennan Center for Justice at New York Cone Wagner Nugent Johnson Hazouri Law & Technology
University School of Law Oct. 20. The & Roth Professor Juan Perea presented Conference Feb. 20
title of her talk was "Making the some of his current research on Brown v. The Intellectual
Invisible Visible: Bringing the Female Board of Education and the assimilative Property Law Program
Offender to the Attention of the Criminal norm of equal protection at the will present its Third
Annual Law & Technology
Justice System." Intemational Studies Association, Annual Law & Technology
Conference Feb. 20 in
* Professor/Samuel T. Dell Research Southem Region, 2003 Annual Orlando. Topics will
Scholar/Affiliate Professor of Conference Oct. 17. include corporate and
Anthropology Winston Nagan presented his paper, transactional issues, inter-
nal protection, "music
wars," litigation, and
international issues.
Spring 2004 Pre-Registration Seduled to participate
Scheduled to participate
Spring 2004 pre-registration is Oct. 27- are Cathryn Mitchell
Nov. 20, and appointment times are now available (Miller Mitchel, Princeton,
N.J.), Michael Walsh
on ISIS (www.isis.ufl.edu). To access ISIS from (jenner & Block, Chicago,
the law school home page: IL.), Barbara Wingo
1. Click on "Student Affairs." (Associate General
2. Click on "ISIS" (from the Quick Links list). Counsel, University of
Florida), Randi Dulaney
3. Find "Registration Preparation Information" under (Motorola), Virginia
"Dates" on the main ISIS home page. Quijada (Oracle), james
4. IMPORTANT: You must have your Gatorlink user Gale (Feldman Gale &
name and password to access the system. If you Weber, Miami), Bill
.,, /Hamilton (Holland &
don't know your Gatorlink user name and pass- ..Knight), Ric(lad &er
word, contact the CIRCA help desk at 392-help. (Roger, Towers), Darrell
You may set up a gatorlink account or check your Payne (Shook, Hardy &
account at www.gatorlink.ufl.edu. Bacon), and Jose Gutman
Plaing is essential to using ISIS. Please 3. Access to registration on ISIS. Your Gatorlink user (Fleit Kane). More details
Planning is essential to using ISIS. Please CHECK FO conto
ID and password are used to access ISIS. The to come, or contact
check the schedule of classes posted on the law Director of Conference
school Web site prior to registering for classes, as oal seuy nu er ad pin are n lnger u Planning and Special
well as the College of Law Handbook for any pre- If you have questions or problems regarding your Projects Barbara DeVoe
requisie. I t p : Gatorlink account, contact the CIRCA help desk at (devoe@law.ufl.edu or
requisites. Important points:
1. If you have a "hold" on your records, you must
ea t. er to 4. Prerequisites. Use your catalog and directories in
er itto er Student Affairs when planning your schedule(s) to College Surpasses
registration on ISIS under "Registration
Preparation Information. be sure you have completed the appropriate pre- Community
requisite courses. ISIS MAY OR MAY NOT Campaign Goal
2. Your pre-registration appointment times are when requisite courses. ISIS MAYOR MAY NOT Campaig Goal
CHECK FOR PREREQUISITES. It is especially According to
you may go to ISIS to pre-register for Spring important to check the Seminar Directory in University of Florida
2004. You may not register before your time. Student Affairs. Students without proper course Community Campaign
However, you may call any time after your or e amnrCollege of Law Chair
appointment time. Times are determined by total Professor joseph Little,
number of hours eamed by end of Summer 2003. course. the law school communi-
5. If there is a conflict between ISIS and the Levin ty has surpassed last
College of Law's version of the schedule, use the year's level of giving and
Students with the same amount will be randomly Updated law school version, more than met its goal in
assigned at intervals to avoid system overload. the effort.
Transfer students should check accuracy oftheir Faculty, staff and
appointment times with Registrar Kim Thomas in Note: Fall 2003 Entering Class members are auto- students are commended
Student Affairs. matically registered for Spring 2004 required classes. for their generosity and
public spirit.


Clinic Students Learn "Practical Lawyering"

UF Levin College of Law students don't have to
wait until they pass the Bar to get hands-on experience
working with clients. Beginning their fourth semester of
law school (or after earning 48 credit hours), students
Get Flu Shots can apply to any of the school's eight clinics to leam
Here Wednesday "practical lawyering." Clinics take students from campus
An annual flu shot to courthouses to medical facilities and even to beaches,
can prevent illness from putting their theoretical legal knowledge to the test in
type A and B influenza real-life situations.
viruses, which strike Following clinic registration, each students' com-
S0 to 20 percent of the pleted credit hours are certified by the dean and their
population of the United applications sent to the Florida Supreme Court for certi-
States every winter. The fication. Status as a "Certified Legal Intern" means they
University of Florida may practice law and appear in court under supervision
Student Health Care of a Florida Bar member. Past participants note that cer-
Center offers annual pre- tification is an asset both during law school and after
ventive shots, and will graduation, because they can work with clients while
give them at the Levin waiting for their Bar exam results.
College of Law this But status as a Certified Legal Intem is only one
Wednesday, Oct. 29, and benefit of being involved in a clinic. processes and forms to idividuals who go on to repre-
Nov. 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., of how sent themselves in family court on such issues as cus-
on the concourse. The t"Workin in he cli ives you a glimpse of ody, visitation, paternity, child support, the marital
shots are free for stu- you can change people's lives with your law degree," home and domestic violence. It is an "unbundling"
dents (with ID) and $15 said fifth-semester student Doug Klarberg. "It's reward- clinic, which means it contracts with clients for discreet
for staff and faculty (cash ing to help people who can't afford representation and to legal services such as advice and counsel, drafting of
only). do legal work while you're still in school." pleadings, and attendance at mediation and/or court
Fellow student Debbie Braslow feels the same way, hearings. Interns work in teams of two.
"The clients we work with are so very grateful for the "What we do in the Pro Se Clinic is a service to
Lexis News help we offer. They don't have a lot of money, and most both our cliens and the court, because educated litigants
* Lexis Halloween Table Day, have never dealt with the court before, so our meetings can better represent themselves and present their claims
Wednesay, Oct. 29, featuring with them really do make a difference in their lives." in a way he cour can adjudicae more efficiently said
candy and prizes, plus short
quizzes to enhance your Clinic students also learn about balancing case- Legal Skills Professor Peggy Schrieber.
research skills while you earn loads, keeping case files and interviewing and counsel- The Pro Se Clinic is a nine-credit/two-semester
Ultimate Rewards Points. ing clients. sequence that involves a semester-long prep-course
* Every student who conducts
five searches during October The Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics include Pro Se, (three credits) followed by the clinic itself (six credits).
at www.lexisnexis.coml Mediation, Full Representation and Juvenile (aka Gator
lawschoolwins 25 sweep- TeamChild). The law school also offers Criminal Clinics Full Representation Clinic
stakes entries for a chance to (State Attoey and Public Defender), Child Wefare Students handle cases from the initial interview
win a trip around the world,
Lexus SUV, or full law school Clinic (Family Law) and Conservation Clinic (Center for though a non-jury trial and everything in between,
tuition reimbursement. Govemmental Responsibility). including legal research, drafting pleadings, providing
* LexisNexis has now has tutori- Students in criminal clinics meet their clients off legal counsel and representing clients in hearings, trials,
expand youn legal research campus at either the State Attomey's or Public and mediations. This is a semester-long clinic (nine

skills at www.lexisnexis.coml Defender's office (downtown Gainesville). Civil clinic credits), and students often continue their involvement
lawschoollresourceltutorialsl. intemrns meet mainly on campus in the clinic office in after the semester ends.
Sign on using your Lexis ID Bruton-Geer Hall next to the Bailey Courtroom. "We work with real people who have real prob-
and get 250 LexisNexis
Ultimate Rewards points for Students usually have four hours of classroom instruc- lems. Just because we're going home for winter break
each tutorial you complete in tion per week and 10 "office hours" they use to work on doesn't mean that our client's problems go away. We
October. their cases and meet with clients in teams of two. have to see our projects through to completion,"
SStudents seen using Lexis on explained clinic intem Frank Garcia.
campus by Lexis reps can win Students in the Child Welfare Clinic meet their clients at
25-100 Ultimate Rewards the CMS (Child Medical Services) building, and the Intems work in pairs and serve as "first chair"
Points toward textbooks and clinic requires a similar time commitment. counsel on some cases and "second chair" on others.
study aids to help prepare for Supervising Attorney Jeffrey Grater, who was voted
finals. Visit www.lexisulti-2001 Professor of the Year by JMBA, encourages his
materewards.com and click on Contact the clinic directors or supervising attomeys list- 2001 Professor of he Year by JMBA, encourages
"Redeem Your Points for ed on page 7 for details. students to work with their colleagues to solve problems
Study Aids." and not to expect him to spoon-feed the answers to
* Lexis will have a table day Pro Se Clinic them.
everyst othe sWednester. Tae Supervising Attomeys Iris Burke thand Peggy "This is not a passive class," he said. "We deal with
Lexis quiz and return it to a Schrieber recommend approaching this clinic as a part- complex issues, and you have to work hard to come up
Lexis rep, lab, or table in the time job of about 20 hours per week. Students assist with good solutions."
library to receive 200 Ultimate (See Clinics Page 7)
Rewards Points. clients by researching legal issues and explaining court


County Court Mediation Clinic locations, working 20 hours a week on location and two
Students who aren't interested in working toward a hours a week in class. The semester begins with two to
trial may find their niche in the Mediation Clinic. Here, three full days of intensive seminars to prepare students
students volunteer as mediators in the Small Claims to meet with clients on a variety of cases.
Division of the Alachua County Court, where they
observe four mediations, and then conduct four sessions Child We fare Clinic (Civil)
under supervision. Students must keep Friday mornings The Child Welfare Clinic opened its doors just this
open, since the Small Claims docket occurs at the semester (Fall 2003) and has already received rave
Alachua County Courthouse in downtown Gainesville 9 reviews from students and those they work with.
a.m.-noon. After completing this clinic, interns qualify Participants work in conjunction with the University of
for certification as "County Court Mediators." (This cer- Florida General Counsel's Office to help members of Media Law
tification, also granted by the Florida Supreme Court, the Child Protective Team (CPT), who work with Seminar Offered
allows individuals who are not yet members of the Bar severely abused children. The intems' main tasks Affiliate College of
to conduct mediations when properly supervised). involve advising CPT members and preparing them to Law Professor Bill F.
Students ean six credits. testify in court about the child's condition. Chamberlin the Joseph L
The CPT, which is affiliated with UF's Department Brechner Eminent Scholar
Gator TeamChild/Juvenile Clinic of Pediatrics, evaluates children who are referred to for Mass Communications,
Gator TeamChild trains students to be advocates them through the abuse hotline (1-800-96-ABUSE) and will offer a cross-listed
for children. The mission of this clinic is to help adults prepares findings for various state agencies. CPT mem- seminar this spring,
work together to create an environment in which chil- bers often are called upon as witnesses in hearings "Government Control of
dren can succeed. Participants work in pairs and collab- regarding termination of parental rights and the like. Information Since 9/1 1:
orate with graduate students in social work to advise The Child Welfare Clinic is open to all students Reminders of George
children and their families on how best to approach with 48 credit hours, but preference is given to those Orwell's '1984' and
legal challenges. Issues range from keeping suspended who have taken Child, Parent, and State and are 'Animal Farm.'" The class
kids in school, to helping them become emancipated enrolled in the Family Law Certificate Program. Intems will explore laws restrict-
from their parents, to guardianship issues. spend four hours in class and 10 hours at the CMS ing access to information
Students must first apply for a three-hour prep- (Children's Medical Services) building near Shands, and permitting govern-
course, which is taught the semester before students where they meet with their clients. ment use of personal
work with clients in the clinic. This class ensures that information. It will be
students are familiar with some of the more common Conservation CliniC taught 1:55-3:50 p.m.
legal and practical issues they will encounter during the The Conservation Clinic is housed in the Center each Monday and
following semester. By the end of this class, students for Govenmmental Responsibility, and allows students to Wednesday, starting Jan.
are Certified Legal Intems under the Florida Student work with clients around the world on issues ranging 6. Several positions in the
Practice Rule. from air quality to shoreline conservation. Although stu- class are saved for a two-
One important aspect of this clinic is that Gator dents in this clinic don't litigate claims, they have ample credit law seminar, LAW
TeamChild represents only minor children, not the opportunity to interact with clients (many are organiza- 6936. (AII classes for two-
adults who are responsible for them. In addition to tions) and to make presentations before government credit students will be in
working with their clients, intems in this clinic interact bodies. In the past, projects have included drafting a January and March, four
with judges, lawyers, caseworkers, medical profession- petition to the United Nations (UNESCO) to declare a hours a week.) Students
als, mediators, guardians ad litem and other workers National Park in Costa Rica a World Heritage Site and taking the four-credit
dedicated to helping children. Participants may also drafting a Land Development Code for the city of MMC 6667 course must
sign up for a judicial clerkship with a juvenile court Marineland. It is designed to span two semesters with register with Jody Hedge,
judge concurrent with their clinic work. students taking three hours per semester (rather than six College of Journalism and
Communications' gradu-
in one semester). (Students eam two credits in Costa C'
^riminal C^linirc ate division, after getting
Criminal Clinics Rica.) Preference is given to students working on an ate division, after gettin
Intems in Prosecutor and Defender clinics typically Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate, though Professor Chamberlin's
meet clients in downtown Gainesville at the State all students with 48 hours of credit may apply. Students will have an
Attorney's Office (Prosecutor Clinic) or Public
Defender's Office (Defender Clinic). Students also may By Megan Sladek (2L) opportunity to learn
about advanced tech-
lniques in legal interpre-
tation and other skills
I'that will assist them in
---l i .l writing for publication.
F- ,1 .II1 I1 ...!1 11For information:

2 I i: Professor Chamberlin
Fi ufl.edu), who has experi-
ence in helping law stu-
dents match law school
schedules with those on
main campus.


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What is your ideal amount of sleep and rest? Where counseling and stress reduction
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Dean for International
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Associate Dean for Library
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Dean for Students, 28 Toastmasters Meeting, 5-6 p.m., 190A HOL
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Community Relations Faculty Dining Room
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Associate Dean for
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Donald J. Hale, Senior 30 CLSA Meeting, 5-6 p.m. 190B HOL
Development Director Phi Delta Phi Pumpkin Carving
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Assistant Dean for 31 Fla-Ga Moot Court Competition
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Richard L. Ludwick, NOvember
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Dean for Admissions 3 o lntroduction to Career Services, 2 p.m., Auditorium
5 BLSA, Career Services & PMBR present: Applying &
Preparing for the Bar Exam, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Faculty
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