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Table of Contents
    College addresses student exam concerns
        Page 1
    Announcements
        Page 1
    Career services
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Updating your home computer or laptop using Windows Update
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Meet the faculty
        Page 7
    Taking time to appreciate 'beauty' alleviates stress
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College Addresses Student Exam Concerns Faculty Amend
By Assistant Dean for Student and Academic Affairs Richard Ludwick Honors Cutoffs in
Grading Curve
Student final exams have been and contin- ions, we found that, in general, Tading Curve
Transition Rules
ue to be a key focus of our efforts in the col- first-semester students prefer to A UF law Academi
A UF law Academic
lege's Office of Student Affairs. About a month take exams at their regularly Standards Committee pro-
ago, our office was asked to plan the "How, scheduled times off-campus, posal to amend Grading
When, and Where" of exams. Using a previously while others would rather take Curve Transition Rules has
planned schedule as our guide, we set about get- exams at the law school in the passed unanimously.
ting advice from students and others on the chal- evening. We are exploring the Ludwick From Fall 2003-Spring
2005, cutoffs for Honors
lenges of scheduling exams during the construc- possibility of offering these options. will be 3.10 or the GPA
tion underway at the college. Many issues and We have investigated the Reitz Union, Alumni necessary to rank in the
considerations drive our search for the best solu- Association, O'Connell Center and Health top 35.6% of the graduat-
tions, but our priority is what is best for our stu- Sciences Center (HSC) as possible sites for first- ing class, which ever
dents and how we can provide the best possible semester students to take exams. Only the HSC would include the greatest
number of students. High
environment for their academic success. can meet all our exam schedule needs. In-depth Honors cutoffs will be 3.50
In an open forum and small group meetings exploration of that site indicates that it would be a or GPA necessary to rank
with first-semester students and JMBA representa- good location for students, and a parking and bus in the top 9.6% of the
tives, a consensus arose that exam days should plan would provide easy and convenient parking. graduating class, which
remain unchanged. These meetings and many e- Best of all, this altemative would allow most ever would include the
greatest number of stu-
mails and personal visits with students also made exams to occur at their original times and days. dents. Highest Honors will
us aware of numerous other important issues, The current Schedule for Comment, which be 3.90. In Fall 2005, cut-
including access, convenience, location, meal has been posted and e-mailed to students, reflects offs for Honors will be at
times, sleep habits, stress management, parking, the proposed schedule. We are requesting your 3.30, High Honors at 3.70,
traffic and child care. It is important that students additional input this week, and will use your com- and Highest Honors will
know we have heard these concerns and sugges- ments and suggestions to finalize the schedule and reman at 3.90, as per
rules adopted last spring.
tions and continue to solicit others as we find solutions to your concerns.
move toward finalizing our plans, and are making We appreciate everyone's patience, input and
every effort to mitigate any negative impacts. cooperation. This is a frustrating experience for all Construction
Our preference is to have exams at their regu- of us, but we feel that by working together we can Construction of steel
structures for the new
larly scheduled times and locations here at the law help everyone have a good exam period. Please u t
education towers begins
school, but noise levels and other construction- contact me with your suggestions and comments Nov. 10. Stay updated
related disruptions expected during that time make in the Office of Student Affairs (164 Holland Hall) at www.law.ufl.edul
this choice impractical. In surveying student opin- or via e-mail (ludwick@'law.ufl.edu). construction, where a
webcam with real time
views of the project will
soon go live.
SANNOUNCEMENTS The new west orange
parking lot will be
J M BA Gator Growl Ticket Sales for the Homecoming Game against Vanderbilt. closed Saturday-Sunday,
End Wednesday, Elections Nov. 12 Tickets are $16, cash or check. Gator Growl is Nov. 15-16, for place-
SThe John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) will Nov. 7, 8 p.m., at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. ment of light fixtures.
take orders for Gator Growl tickets until this Elections for JMBA general board and treasurer-
Wednesday, Nov. 5. Tickets will be available for elect are Wednesday, Nov. 12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., on the UNIVERSITY OF
pickup during normal football ticket pickup times concourse. JMBA encourages all students to run FLORIDA
(Announcements Continue Page 4) Fredric G. Levin College of Law

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College Addresses Student Exam Concerns Faculty Amend
By Assistant Dean for Student and Academic Affairs Richard Ludwick Honors Cutoffs in
Grading Curve
Student final exams have been and contin- ions, we found that, in general, Tading Curve
Transition Rules
ue to be a key focus of our efforts in the col- first-semester students prefer to A UF law Academi
A UF law Academic
lege's Office of Student Affairs. About a month take exams at their regularly Standards Committee pro-
ago, our office was asked to plan the "How, scheduled times off-campus, posal to amend Grading
When, and Where" of exams. Using a previously while others would rather take Curve Transition Rules has
planned schedule as our guide, we set about get- exams at the law school in the passed unanimously.
ting advice from students and others on the chal- evening. We are exploring the Ludwick From Fall 2003-Spring
2005, cutoffs for Honors
lenges of scheduling exams during the construc- possibility of offering these options. will be 3.10 or the GPA
tion underway at the college. Many issues and We have investigated the Reitz Union, Alumni necessary to rank in the
considerations drive our search for the best solu- Association, O'Connell Center and Health top 35.6% of the graduat-
tions, but our priority is what is best for our stu- Sciences Center (HSC) as possible sites for first- ing class, which ever
dents and how we can provide the best possible semester students to take exams. Only the HSC would include the greatest
number of students. High
environment for their academic success. can meet all our exam schedule needs. In-depth Honors cutoffs will be 3.50
In an open forum and small group meetings exploration of that site indicates that it would be a or GPA necessary to rank
with first-semester students and JMBA representa- good location for students, and a parking and bus in the top 9.6% of the
tives, a consensus arose that exam days should plan would provide easy and convenient parking. graduating class, which
remain unchanged. These meetings and many e- Best of all, this altemative would allow most ever would include the
greatest number of stu-
mails and personal visits with students also made exams to occur at their original times and days. dents. Highest Honors will
us aware of numerous other important issues, The current Schedule for Comment, which be 3.90. In Fall 2005, cut-
including access, convenience, location, meal has been posted and e-mailed to students, reflects offs for Honors will be at
times, sleep habits, stress management, parking, the proposed schedule. We are requesting your 3.30, High Honors at 3.70,
traffic and child care. It is important that students additional input this week, and will use your com- and Highest Honors will
know we have heard these concerns and sugges- ments and suggestions to finalize the schedule and reman at 3.90, as per
rules adopted last spring.
tions and continue to solicit others as we find solutions to your concerns.
move toward finalizing our plans, and are making We appreciate everyone's patience, input and
every effort to mitigate any negative impacts. cooperation. This is a frustrating experience for all Construction
Our preference is to have exams at their regu- of us, but we feel that by working together we can Construction of steel
structures for the new
larly scheduled times and locations here at the law help everyone have a good exam period. Please u t
education towers begins
school, but noise levels and other construction- contact me with your suggestions and comments Nov. 10. Stay updated
related disruptions expected during that time make in the Office of Student Affairs (164 Holland Hall) at www.law.ufl.edul
this choice impractical. In surveying student opin- or via e-mail (ludwick@'law.ufl.edu). construction, where a
webcam with real time
views of the project will
soon go live.
SANNOUNCEMENTS The new west orange
parking lot will be
J M BA Gator Growl Ticket Sales for the Homecoming Game against Vanderbilt. closed Saturday-Sunday,
End Wednesday, Elections Nov. 12 Tickets are $16, cash or check. Gator Growl is Nov. 15-16, for place-
SThe John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) will Nov. 7, 8 p.m., at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. ment of light fixtures.
take orders for Gator Growl tickets until this Elections for JMBA general board and treasurer-
Wednesday, Nov. 5. Tickets will be available for elect are Wednesday, Nov. 12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., on the UNIVERSITY OF
pickup during normal football ticket pickup times concourse. JMBA encourages all students to run FLORIDA
(Announcements Continue Page 4) Fredric G. Levin College of Law

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SCAREER SERVICES *
Externship Deadline Extended
The Eighth Judicial Circuit Family Law
Extemship deadline has been extended until noon
'Predatory' Home Wednesday, Nov. 5. Pick up an application from
Mortgage Workshop Career Services. Externs work as judicial clerks in
The UF Levin College the Eighth Judicial Circuit Family Law Division,
of Law will host a one day and are assigned to work withjudges, hearing
workshop on mechanics of officers or attomeys working for family law
handling predatory home judges. Students sit in on hearings, research legal
mortgage lending cases
Friday, Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m.- issues, draft orders and review court files. The
5 p.m., J. Wayne Reitz goal of the placement is to expose students to how
Union. (Florida Bar CLE the family law system operates and how judges
credit pending.) arrive at decisions in family law matters, particu-
The informal workshop larly where interests of children are involved.
is co-sponsored by
Assistant Professor New Committee Members What Smaller Firms Want
Christopher L. Peterson The Center for Career Services is pleased to The number of students going to work for
and Florida Legal Services, announce new 2003-04 Career Services Student smal rms nreases earl an ost career s
Inc. Al students, faculty small firms increases yearly, and most career selv-
and staff are welcome to Committee members Rob Birrenkott, Erica ices offices struggle with "taming the small firm
attend (free box lunch Peterson, Alex Sevak, Katrina Thomas and beast." Many schools are relatively uninformed
available only to those Whitney Untiedt, and returning members Sara about small and medium size employers, perhaps
who pre-register). Habhab and Samantha Powers. because most of these firms do not recruit on a
The workshop aims to The Career Services Student Committee -
develop the predatory regular basis, may not participate in on-campus
lending litigation skills of comprised of individual students and representa- interviews, may have limited marketing ability,
practicing attorneys and tives from student organizations will meet and basically, may not have the time. In a nutshell,
law students. In addition monthly to share ideas on how Career Services getting to know small firms is far more labor
to Peterson who will can best assist students in meeting their career intensive.
address use of the Truth goals. The committee also will look at ways for However, we do know there is a "common
in Lending Act and Home However, we do know there is a "common
Ownership and E Career Services to partner with individual student theme" among small firms and what they look for
Protection Act on behalf organizations to provide complementary program- in their new associates: the "total package."
of consumers in predatory ming and guest speakers and to combine resources Although most small firm employers express the
home mortgage cases to provide greater benefits. importance of a strong academic background,
speakers will include
Florida attorneys Barbara 'uerrilla Tactics' Speaker Nov. 13 more emphasis is placed on the importance of the
Goolsby, Jeffery Hearn, Nationally acclaimed author Kimm Walton "total package." They look beyond grades on a
Lynn Drysdale, Shirley will speak again at the Levin College of Law resume and want their candidates to be well-
Green and Bill Fraiser. Thursday, Nov. 13, 5 p.m., in Holland Hall audito- rounded.
For information o to rium. This seminar is a "must" for law students THE WELL-ROUNDED CANDIDATE.
register: Assistant
Professor Peterson, 382B looking for a summer job or first permanent job According to Ben Finley with Finley & Buckley
Holland Hall, 392-2211, after graduation. in Atlanta, "A well-rounded candidate would por-
PetersonC@law.ufl.edu. Litte Known Small Fi F t tray confidence, show strong enthusiasm for the
firm, possess great people skills, and possess the
According to The Florida Bar:
ability to think quick on their feet."
Solo and small firms currently make up 63 percent EXPERIENCE. Employers also expressed
of lawyers in private practice, acording to theexpressed
the desire to have a new associate who could "hit
American Bar Association's 1993 Issues Update. the ground running." Extensive clerking experi-
The 1991 ABA General Practice Section Committee
ence, particularly with a small firm, is extremely
Update disclosed that 86 percent of today's law beneficial but also can be expanded to include vol-
students expect to practice in small firms, with 56 unteering with a judge or other agencies to learn
percent expecting to practice as solos. courtroom procedure, skills courses, clinics and
Some 73 percent of The Florida Bar, according to even moot court competitions.
its 1997 Membership Opinion Survey, is made up (Career Services Continues Page 3)
of solo and small firms of 10 or less attorneys.


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(Career Services, from Page 2) more responsibility on its new associates. With
DRIVE AND AMBITION. According to this in mind, small firms rely on the "total pack-
Trey Esnard with Reich, Meeks & Treadaway in age" concept to assist them in making the right
New Orleans, "New associates with a small firm decision about hiring new associates. The "total
need to be self-motivated and have plenty of ini- package" represents all aspects of a candidate's
tiative when it comes to getting the work done." personality, experience and communication skills.
The firm type says it all, SMALL. Excerpted from "Employers' Perspective on
DEPENDABILITY. Cindy Hudson with the the Ideal Small Firm Associate" by Tracy N.
law office of Marc R. Levine in Orange, CA, Evans, director of career services at LSU Law Malpractice
emphasizes dependability: "We do not have the Center. Reform Panel
backup that a large firm would have, therefore, we Lookfor "Preparingfor Small Firm This Thursday
depend on our associates to handle all aspects of Practice"Florida Law Review will
an assignment or task." host a panel discussion on
"The Future of Med Mal in
GEOGRAPHY. A candidate who is familiar Florida: Is the Malpractice
with a geographical area is more likely to stay for Insurance, Liability, and
the long haul than someone who is experiencing a Litigation Reform Act the
Right Prescription?"
city for the first time. Also, a local candidate Thursday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m.,
would have already established connections Holland Hall auditorium.
throughout the community. Knowing an associate This will be the first
time advocates from both
is committed to the community will offer some sides will publicly discuss
comfort in showing loyalty to the firm. Governor Jeb Bush's contro-
WORK ETHIC is a characteristic that is dif- versial medical malpractice
reform legislation passed by
ficult to discover about a person who has not been the Florida Legislature in
given the opportunity to work with the firm first. special session this summer.
Dale Powers with Powers & Willard, former pres- The focus will be on crit-
ical issues and challenges fac-
ident of the Louisiana State Bar Association, .. ica issues medicalenges fac-
ing Florida's medical and
shares his perspective on encouraging good work insurance industries, includ-
ethics. "Service is extremely important to this pro- ing efficacy of mandatory
fession and the reputation of our firm. Associates noneconomic damage caps
and failure to regulate
who put in the required time and produce client malpractice insurance rates.
satisfaction will ultimately be successful attor- .' Dean Emeritus Jon Mills,
neys. Therefore, we encourage strong work ethics director of UF's Center for
Governmental Responsibility
by offering incentives and recognizing/rewarding and former speaker of the
extra effort." Florida House of Represen-
EXCEPTIONAL WRITING SKILLS. tatives, will moderate.
Panelists will be members of
Cindy Hudson with the law office of Marc R. the Florida Legislature
Levine stated, "Students really need to be con- (including Gainesville Senator
scious of their writing skills. I had an applicant Rod Smith), representatives
from the Florida Medical
submit a cover letter indicating that writing was Association and Florida
his biggest strength, yet the letter reflected several Academy of Trial Lawyers,
mistakes. The cover letter is our first sampling of and UF law professors.
A question and answer
a candidate's writing abilities." session will follow. To submit
EXCELLENT VERBAL COMMUNICA- questions early, e-mail them
TION. As Dan Reed with Seale, Smith, Zuber & to medmalquestions@
floridalawreview.com. For
Barnette in Baton Rouge explains, "Verbal com- ..information: Editor-in-Chief
munication is what we do for a living. We don't Ben Diamond or Senior
have the resources to extensively train our new Symposium Editor Bonnie
Daboll in the Florida Law
associates, therefore, it is essential that they pos- Review ffice (392-214).
sess the skills to communicate effectively in order .
to start producing income quickly."
THE "TOTAL PACKAGE." In summary, a
small firm's limited resources forces it to place



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Updating Your Home Computer or Laptop Using Windows Update
By Stan Amos, Assistant Manager of Operating Systems and Applications
Microsoft frequently releases of available updates. The section
updates for its line of operating on the left side of the screen will
systems and programs to protect list updates in order of impor-
against vulnerabilities and securi- tance. The first section is for
Domestic Violence ty breaches. It is my responsibili- "Critical Updates and Service
Lawyer Training ty at the College of Law to Packs." There will be a number in
The Greenberg "push" these updates out to law parenthesis that will tell you how
Traurig/Florida Coalition school workstations to ensure that many updates are available for
Against Domestic Violence
Alliance will hold its next we are protected against these this section. Click on this link to
Domestic Violence Lawyer vulnerabilities. However, it is see the full list and a brief
Training in Gainesville extremely important that law school users also description of each. Once you have reviewed the
Thursday and Friday, Nov. maintain their home computers and laptops with critical updates, install them by clicking on the
13-14. Attorneys and the latest updates to protect their systems. "Review and Install Updates" link. Click on the
advocates from around
h sate w The easiest method to update systems is to "Install Now" button when it appears to begin
the state will participate.
The conference is free use Windows Update, a free feature provided by installation. A window will pop up with choices to
(registration not Microsoft. This program scans your workstation "Accept," "Don't Accept" or "Print" the License
required). Law students or laptop to determine what updates you already Agreement. Click "Accept" to proceed.
are encouraged to drop have installed, then provides you with a list of The next pop up window shows you the status of
in for any portion of the updates available as of that date. Follow these the file transfer. Upon completion of the transfer,
training.
Thursday's training is steps to perform a Windows Update: you may be presented with another pop up window
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Launch Intemet Explorer. Click on the "Tools" that says that you need to "Restart" your computer
Holiday Inn-West, and button on the main menu bar, and then trace to and before updates will be applied. It is recommended
includes a panel of state click on "Windows Update." that you choose to restart at this point to allow for
attorneys and victim
advocates and discussion Once the Windows Update page has loaded, you the updates to be completely installed.

of the intersection of will be presented with a link to "Scan for Updates." Note: Some updates require that they be installed
diversity and domestic Click on this link to begin the scan. The speed of separately from other updates, such as Service Packs.
violence issues. Friday's your Intemet connection modem or DSL/Cable I recommended that you repeat the preceding steps
training is 9 a.m.-noon in determines how long the scan will take. to ensure that you have installed all available critical
Holland Hall auditorium,
and includes a discussion When the scan is complete, you will be given a list updates.
of legislative issues and
changes affecting family
and domestic violence (Announcements, Continued) ETELS Meeting Nov. 5
law. and get involved. Candidates must sign up on the The Estates Trusts and Elder Law Society
For information: Legal sheets on the glass wall of the JMBA Office by 5 will meet Wednesday, Nov. 5, 5 p.m., 350 Holland
Skills Professor Peggy
Schrieber, 10OB Bruton- p.m. Friday, Nov. 7. All candidates also must attend Hall. Local estate planning attorney Steven Graves
Geer Hall (Clinic suite) or one of three brief meetings in the JMBA Office will be guest speaker. For information: Danielle
schriebe@law.ufl.edu. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 6, 1 Bums (dburnsO@yahoo.com).
p.m.; or Friday, Nov. 7, 4 p.m. For information: Take a Break at O'leno with ELULS
Teaching Angie Chesser (angc53@ufl.edu) or Shelly Nixon The Environmental and Land Use Law
Assistants Needed (shnixon@ufl.edu). Society is having a Cookout/Canoeing/Camping
The Legal Research, Students can still apply for positions on various trip Saturday, Nov. 8, at O'leno State Park. Take a
Writing and Appellate faculty/student committees, including break from studying and come rent canoes or hike
Advocacy Department is
accepting applications for Appointments, Curriculum, Teaching and Career along scenic trails on the Santa Fe river. There
Spring 2004 teaching Services. These year-long appointments are a great will be a free cookout at 3 p.m., and all students
assistants. Applications opportunity to help determine the direction of the and friends are invited to bring camping gear and
available in the LRW school. To apply, e-mail JMBA Vice President- stay the night around the campfire. The group will
office. For information: Student Services Steve Schmier (ufimba@hot- meet at the law school parking lot Saturday for
Legal Skills Professor &
Diector Legal Research mail.com) and specify which committee(s) you those needing rides or wanting to car pool. O'leno
Writing, and Appellate would like to serve on. JMBA then will set up an is located 20 miles away, just outside High
Advocacy Henry T. Wihnyk interview to match you with a committee. (Announcements Continue Page 5)
(392-2198).


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Chesterfield Smith Professor Michael Terri Schiavo controversy in the National
W. Gordon will give the Rule of Law in Post (Canada) and on WUFT-TV News.
Intemational Law Endowed Lecture at Her essay on the subject was published
the British Institute of Intemational & in the Journal ofPhilosophy, Science &
Comparative Law and Queen Mary Gordon .au Law.
College London Forum this May. His UF Research Foundation Professor Lars Women's Leadership
presentation will be on intemational liti- Noah was quoted regarding constitutional Conference
gation. He also has been invited to do a questions posed by the Terri Schiavo case The 17th annual
Women's Leadership
one-day workshop in June on interna- in two separate articles in the New York Conference hosted by the
tional business and trade law and inter- Times as well as in the Christian Science Women's Leadership
national litigation to the Centre du Droit Monitor, Miami Herald and other papers. Council will be held
de l'Enterprise de l'Universite' He also had fairly lengthy interviews Sunday, Feb. 8, in the J.
Wayne Reitz Union's Rion
Montpellier. He recently gave separate about the subject broadcast live on CNN Ba lloom. The theme,
lectures on intemational mass tort litiga- Wrh TV ("NewsNight with Aaron Brown") "What Women Want: It's
tion to students and faculty at the Roger and CBC Radio (Canada's version of Our Prerogative," embod-
Williams University College of Law in Bristol, NPR), and provided information and commentary ies the purpose of the
Rhode Island. about this controversy to a physician-reporter from council, which is to
empower dynamic
* Research Foundation Professor Diane H. Mazur the Lancet, a prominent medical journal published women leaders in an
was an invited speaker at two recent conferences on in England. ever-changing society.
military/constitutional issues at Harvard Law David H. Levin Chair in Family Law/Director of The conference is 9
School and Hofstra University School of Law. She the Center on Children and the Law Barbara a.m.-4:30 p.m., and is
open to the public.
presented remarks based on her article, "How Bennett Woodhouse recently presented a paper, Registration is $25 and
Progressives Lost the War When They Lost the "Reframing the Debate about the Socialization of covers all activities,
Draft," to be published in the Hostra Law Review Children: Towards an Environmental Approach," at including a guest speaker,
this spring. Both Hofstra and Harvard law school the University of Chicago's Legal Forum on the three educational work-
communities are now engaged in significant debate Private and Public Faces of Family Law.s, netwoking activi-
ties, cultural entertain-
concerning on-campus military recruiting and the Gator TeamChild Program Director/Legal Skills ment, and breakfast and
presence of ROTC, and her presentation framed Professor Claudia Wright recently published "The lunch buffets. Participants
those debates in the larger context of deteriorating Value of High Quality, Comprehensive Information have their choice of three
civil-military relations during the last 30 years. to Decisionmakers in Juvenile Cases," Florida Bar workshops on a variety of
topics (minimum of 20 to
* Center for Governmental Responsibility Research Journal, November, 2003. be offered), including
Associate Barbara Noah was quoted about the leadership and profession-
al development, gender
issues, personal safety and
(Announcements, Continued) [ race and cultural issues.
Springs. For information, to RSVP or for Organizations who regis-
ter more than 15 people
camping gear rentals: Erika Zimmerman receive a discount of $5
(336-6592 or zimmere@hotmail.com). per reveistrant.
New Alcohol & Drug : I I I Registration forms are
available in the Dean of
Crimes Law Association I ,-'_" [ Student's Office in P202
The newly formed Alcohol and Drug Peabody Hall or online at
Crimes Law Association will work to pro- a I www.dso.ufl.edulwlcl
vide an in-depth look at the prosecution and .... .. l registernow.html.
defense of alcohol and drug related criminal
offenses. Anyone with an interest in this
growing area of legal practice can e-mail .. ... .
President Jon Gumey (Gurney@ufl.edu) to .
be put on the association's e-mail listserve.
Meeting times will be announced in Flalaw.
(Announcements Continue Page 6)


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(Announcements, Continued)
CLA Final Meeting
The Criminal Law Association will meet for
the final time this semester Monday, Nov. 10, 5:30
p.m., 190 Holland Hall. Professor Kenneth Nunn
Registration will be guest speaker.
Deadline for Pro Toastmasters Meeting
Se and Juvenile Everyone is invited to attend a Toastmasters
Clinics Extended meeting this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 5-6 p.m., 190A
Don't miss this Holland Hall. Toastmasters can help you develop
terriflc opportunity to
et h s )on exp ien e and improve speaking and presentation skills criti-
get hands on experience
with actual clients as cal to success from the courtroom to the board-
you help those in need room.
of legal assistance in our JLPP Competition Write-Ons
community. The registra-
tion deadline for Pro Se The following students were invited to join
and juvenile Clinics has the Journal ofLaw and Public Policy due to their
been extended, so sign outstanding performance in JLPP's Fall 2003
up now while spaces are Open Writing Competition: David Benjamin, .
still available.
Fo info mation: Jorge Herrera, Michelle Friedman, Howard
Registrar Kim Thomas Goldfarb, Roberto Ledesma, Angela McGowan,
(392-0412). Marissa Maland, Adina Pollan, Catalina Urquijo Services. Guest speakers Pamela Schneider and
and Sarah Zuckerman. Invitees will be contacted Maritza Arroyo are eager to answer student ques-
by e-mail with additional information, tions on litigator careers in family law, criminal
Students who submitted JLPP case comments law or general civil litigation, and to advise stu-
Lexis News may retrieve their graded case comment in the dents on "litigation secrets you won't learn in law
Need a job? Career Services JLPP Student Works office by Friday, Nov. 7. school." Topics will include determining if you are
has partnered with Lexis to
make your job search easier. (Please note that feedback will not be given for really cut out for a litigation career, tricks to get-
Visit www.lexisnexis.coml Law Review submissions.) For information: JLPP ting ahead in litigation, the best way to receive
lawschoollwebcoursesl and log
in with your Lexis ID. Click on Student Works Executive Editor Lisa Acharekar intense litigation skills training after law school,
"Courses" to view Career (lacharekar@msn.com). and areas of litigation practice with the most job
Services job information. If
you forgot your Lexis ID, call 'Operation Christmas Child' growth. Attend for answers to these and other
1-800-45-LEXIS and press I. questions. Free pizza provided.
(Remember: if you need help The law school's Christian Legal Society is
with Lexis, click on the "LIVE promoting "Operation Christmas Child," a min- Employment Law Careers
SUPPORT" button on any Lexis
search page or call 1-800-45- istry of Samaritan's purse, to fill shoeboxes with Never thought you'd find yourself in employ-
LEXIS 24 hours a day.) toys for children in 77 countries. The children ment litigation? You are not alone, since most law
SMany students are printing
large documents in prepara- many of whom reside in war-torn or impoverished students don't. The area of employer discrimina-
tion for exams and seminar nations also will receive a booklet explaining tion and wrongful discharge litigation has grown
papers. Please pick up print-
outs as soon as possible, and the meaning of Christmas along with their shoe- so much, however, that students without prior
remember these Lexis Printer box of gifts. employment law experience are finding jobs in
Rules:
1. Unclaimed print jobs will The boxes will be collected in the Student this area. Attend a question and answer panel dis-
be purged after one week. Affairs Office Nov. 17-21 and distributed to chil- cussion on "Life of an Employment Lawyer"
2. Long pint jobs (pr00+ dren in time for Christmas. Contributions are wel- Thursday, Nov. 13, noon-1 p.m., 283 Holland Hall,
pages) must be printed
after 5 p.m. or before 7:30 come from both individuals and groups. For infor- to learn more from practicing employment
a.m. mation and/or brochures: Molley Metzer lawyers. Bring your lunch or enjoy free pizza
3. Be courteous and file jobs
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betically by last name. Association and Career Services.
4. To access free printing, Program on Litigation Careers
click the blue PRINT option Students and faculty are invited to a panel dis- BLSA Bar Seminar Nov. 15
in the Lexis window and
select either 700443 cussion/question & answer session on the "Life of The W. George Allen Chapter of the Black
Media Lab or 700599 a Litigator" Tuesday, Nov. 4, noon-1 p.m., in the Law Students Association (BLSA) will host:
Career Services.
5. Repeated abuse of printer Bailey Courtroom. The event is hosted by the "What the Heck is the Bar?" seminar, Nov. 15,
privileges will result in loss Association of Future Litigators and Career 5:30-7:30 p.m. Co-hosted with Career Services and
of printer privileges.
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(Announcements, Continued) 'Cans for Canines and Cats'
PMBR to educate law students on fundamentals Phi Delta Phi and the Animal Law
such as subject areas and passing qualifications. Association (ALA) continue their "Cans for
Food provided. All are welcome. Canines and Cats" animal food drive this week.
"Coat and Boot Drive." BLSA will collect donated "Follow the paws" and drop off canned dog and
coats and boots until Nov. 17 for those in need at cat food to benefit the Alachua County Humane
the St. Francis House. Drop off donations (used or Society from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the table on the Stress Workshop
new) in the BLSA Office, or at a table on the con- concourse. Contributors will be entered into a Feeling stressed? Find
course Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For infor- drawing for prizes. out how to cope at the
mation: Alero Afejuku (aoalaw@ufl.edu). Leadership Resource
Management Program
Workshop "Stress
Management: Keeping it
in Perspective,"
who can't or won't apply legal theory in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12,
to change the system and benefit their clients lack noon-I p.m., 190C
essential tools of the profession. Holland Hall. Presented
Clifford "Finally, reading Louis Nizer (My Life in by the Law College
S Council and Student
A. Jones Court, The Jury Returns) is still time well spent." Affairs. For information:
Education/Background Office of Student Affairs
Visiting B.A. (University High Honors), Southern (392-0421).
Lecturer Illinois University; J.D. (High Honors), University
of Oklahoma, Order of the Coif, The Order of the Media Law
Barristers; M. Phil. (EC Law), University of Seminar Offered
Cambridge, First in Class; Ph.D. (Law), Affiliate Law Professor
University of Cambridge. Bill F. Chamberlin, the
Professor Jones teaches and researches in Joseph L. Brechner
View on the Profession fields of constitutional law, election and campaign Eminent Scholar for Mass
because beme will acdme a time en th aic bsCommunications, will offer
"Before 1 became an academic, 1 spent 17 finance law, antitrust, media law, corporations, aommunications, will offrt
years in private practice as a federal court litiga- European community law, international trade law, spring, "An Open Society
tor. Having experienced the highs and lows public international law, international business Suffers an Identity Crisis
fortunately the latter were few of the legal pro- transactions, intellectual property law, federal Post 911 1: Terrorism,
fession helps put the articles I write and classes courts, civil procedure, torts and remedies. He is Invasions of Privacy, and
I teach in what think is a better perspective. internationally known in comparative and interna- Goverment Control of
Information or
greatly enjoyed most of my private practice tional antitrust law, especially for his books on Memories of George
experience and treasure the opportunities I had to private enforcement and the interface between Orwell's '1984' and
work with and against top-notch lawyers. antitrust and international trade law. He became 'Animal Farm.'"
"The legal profession does not for the most an academic in 1997 and has published or in press The class will focus on
part enjoy the public respect and positive reputa- nearly 40 books and journal articles. legal restrictions on
access to information and
tion it deserves, at least in part because not all He received a Fulbright Senior Scholar laws that permit the gov-
lawyers behave in a professional manner. (This is Research Award to carry out research at the ernment to obtain and
true of clients as well.) However, most do, and Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz on use personal data.
most lawyers are genuinely interested in serving European and German media concentration law, The two-credit LAW
the needs of their clients. and has been a visiting fellow at Oxford 6936 begins jan. 6, and
"My suggestions for new lawyers include University and given scholarly lectures in will be held Mondays nd
"Myy suggestions Wednesdays, 1:55-3:50
conducting yourselves with true professionalism, England, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland. p.m., in January and
not mistaking litigation for war, and remembering March in Weimer Hall.
the theory underlying the law you leam in class. What You May Not Know According to Chamberlin,
Those lawyers who 'just want to know what the "I'm a big fan of Terry Pratchett's Discworld his seminars often fill dur-
rule is' do a disservice to clients and the profes- novels. I always thought "from the sublime to the ing pre-registration but
sion, because there will come a time when either ridiculous" was a meaningless clich, but there is almost always
there is no rule or the rule is against you. Pratchett can take you there." com fo st udents who
"Sometimes, being a lawyer means under- class. For information:
standing why the law is what it is and knowing Go to www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/jones/for Professor Chamberlin
what to do when it ought to be changed. Lawyers a complete resume and list of publications. (bchamberlin@jaw.uf.edu).

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Submit News Taking Time to Appreciate 'Beauty' Alleviates Stress
for FlaLaw
FlaLaw is published By Resource Counselor Ali Kane
each week school is in When was the last time you gazed at the stars, air circulation. Fresh outdoor air can be invigorating
session. AIl are encour- visited an art gallery or marveled at the way sunlight and energizing. Also, studies have shown we need a
aged to submit news of shines through trees? Evidence shows that aesthetic certain amount of sunlight on our skin and eyes to
interest to the law school
community by 10 a.m. appreciation has a calming effect on the nervous sys- receive proper nutrition (vitamin D) and maintain
Tuesday for the following tem and enhances the subjective experience of peace- emotional balance. Lack of direct sunlight has been
Monday's newsletter to fulness and contentment. Stopping to notice beauty correlated with increased depression and anxiety.
Editor Debra Amirin, can have a profound impact on how we experience Take time today to find beauty in your surround-
Director of Institutional stress. Recognizing what is beautiful in our environ- ings. You may find your stress levels plummeting.
Information & Publications,
nforation & uliation, ment can pull us out of our busy rush and help put
amirin@law.ufl.edu,
Dean's Office (264 HOL), things back in perspective. Resource Counselor Ali Kane (below) provides confi-
392-9238, Fax 392-8727. It may be hard to find the time to take a trip to dential, free counseling and stress reduction services -
the beach or art gallery. But there are brief and sim- including yoga and meditation classes to the law
school community. See her in the Center for Career
t a ple ways to appreciate beauty through- Services Mondays (noon-4 p.m.),
l a l out your day. As you walk from one Wednesdays (noon-5 p.m.) and
a r building to another, notice the pat- Thursdays (4:30-6 p.m.),
ay i tems of clouds in the sky. Notice or contact her at 392-0499 or
Id your e t sunbeams or moonlight. Sit and alikane@ufl.edu for an appointment.
She offers Yoga classes Mondays
amirin@/aw -fll e. study outside (Lake Wauberg is a (6-7 p.m.) in the Faculty Dining
(6-7 p.m.) in the Faculty Dining
nice place to do this). Take a walk Room, and Meditation classes
Fredric G. Levin through a natural area as a study Thursdays (6:30-7:45 p.m.) off-
College of Law break. We spend much of our day campus. (Contact her for locations.)
Administration indoors, where there's inadequate
Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean
Stuart R. Cohn, Associate
Dean for International
Studies Academic & Event Calendars Online at
Michael K. Friel, Associate www. law. ufl. edu
Dean for Academic Affairs November
William H. Page, Associate
Dean for Faculty 3 lIntroduction to Career Services, 2 p.m., Auditorium
Development LCC General Board Meeting, 6-8 p.m., 296 HOL
M. Kathleen "Kathie" Price, 4 "Life as a Civil Litigator," Noon-1 p.m.,
Associate Dean for Library Bailey Courtroom
and Technology o* Toastmasters, 5-6 p.m., 190A HOL
Deanil Efo Sdasnett, Associate e FTAA Town Hall Meeting, Miami (details at left)

Professionalism and 5 Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist on the New
Community Relations Honors Attorney Program, Noon, Bailey Courtroom
J. Patrick Shannon, o Office for Diversity and Community Development Brown
Associate Dean for Bag Lunch, "Speak Out: The Virgil Hawkins Story,
Administrative Affairs Noon, Faculty Dining Room
Donald J. Hale, Senior ETELS Meeting, 5 p.m., 350 HOL
Development Director o "Running the Final Mile: From Application to Exam,"
Linda Calvert Hanson, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Faculty Dining Room
Assistant Dean for
Career Services BLSA, Career Services & PMBR Present "Applying &
Richard L. Ludwick, Preparing for the Bar Exam," 5:30-7:30 p.m., Faculty
Assistant Dean for Students Dining Room
SJ. Michael Patrick, Assistant 6 o Medical Malpractice Reform Panel, 9 a.m., Auditorium
Dean for Admissions 8 a ELULS CookouVt/Canoeing/Campout, 3 p.m., O'leno
State Park
... 10 o Federalist Society Speaker, Assistant Attorney General

Auditorium
." Career Services Resume and Cover Letter Workshop,
Noon-1 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
.-~ .. .. . Academic Success Program "No Time for Stress!,"
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA 2-3 p.m., Auditorium
Honoring he past, sapingh fitr