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Table of Contents
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
    UF Law conferences feature diverse topics, top speakers
        Page 3
    Meet the Faculty
        Page 4
    Scholarship and Activities
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
Full Text

Single Speaks at

The Moot Court
"*~ H A Outage Jan 16-19. HTeam and Office for
new- sysem w the old system.- :*Diversity and Community
Development will host
Bernestine Singley (UF jD
74, pictured above with
her book and canine
companion) Thursday,
jan. 22, 5 p.m., 190C
SHolland Hall.
Singley is a mediator,
consultant and author of
When Race Becomes
Real: Black and White
Writers Confront Their
Personal History. She
has been an assistant
attorney general in
Massachusetts and Texas
and contributed to a
number of anthologies,
including Children of the


Enter Trial Team Competition
All third- and fourth-semester students are
invited to strengthen their litigation skills by par-
ticipating in Trial Team's Spring 2004 Intramural
Competition. Learn how at a meeting Wednesday,
Jan. 21, 6 p.m., 190 Holland Hall (auditorium).
Information will be provided on Trial Team's pur-
pose, how to become a member of this nationally
recognized organization and rules for participating
in the spring competition. For more information,
visit the Trial Team Web site (http://grove.ufl.edu/
--iA.,, ;n i ,. 1i inl) or contact Edrene A. Johnson

'Student Recruiters' Needed
The Levin College of Law Student
Recruitment Team (SRT) is seeking current law
students regardless of year to assist the
Admissions Office in recruiting the best and
brightest students from the state and nation.
The volunteers will be the first image present-
ed to potential law students as they evaluate the
college, and will help eager law school hopefuls
evaluate the institution on a more personal level,
catering to factors important to applicants.
Students will be trained regarding basic and
(Announcements Continue Page 6)

* Spring UF Law
Conferences Feature
Diverse Topics, Top
Speakers (Pg. 3)
* New CSRRR Assistant
Director (4)
* Professor Writes
Murder Mystery (5)

Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Upcoming Programs
Today and Tomorow
* Walk-In Resume Review, today, Jan. 12, 1:30-4
p.m., Career Services (244 Bruton-Geer Hall)
* E-Attorney Orientation, today, Jan. 12,
5 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
* Walk-In Resume Review, tomorrow, Jan. 13,
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Career Services
This Spring
* SHIPS: Fellowships, Internships, Clerkships,
Jan. 16, noon, Bailey Courtroom
* What I Did Last Summer, Jan. 20, noon,
faculty dining room
* Real Property Forum, Jan. 21, 6-7:30 p.m.,
faculty dining room, co-sponsored with ETELS
* Dress for Success, Jan. 27, noon, cafeteria,
co-sponsored with JMBA
* Interviewing Workshop, Jan. 30, noon,
Bailey Courtroom
* Unlicensed Practice of Law, Feb. 3, noon,
auditorium, co-sponsored with BLSA
* Trial Techniques Expert Witness,
Feb. 5 (tentative)
* Pro Bono Symposium, Feb. 6, Bailey Courtroom,
co-sponsored with APIL
* Interviewing From a Multicultural Perspective,
Feb. 9, 5 p.m., room TBA, co-sponsored with
Center for Race & Race Relations
* Life As a Prosecutor, Feb. 10, noon,
faculty dining room, co-sponsored with CLA
* Externship Orientation, Feb. 11, 5 p.m., and Feb.
13, noon, both in Bailey Courtroom
* Lobbying & Government Practice, Feb. 17,
noon, faculty dining room

Careers in Family Law, Feb. 24, noon,
faculty dining room, co-sponsored with
Family Law Society
Careers in Insurance Law, March 2, noon, 283
Holland Hall, co-sponsored with Future Litigators
View From the Judicial Bench, March 16, noon,
faculty dining room, co-sponsored with LAW
Careers in Intellectual Property Law, March 23,
noon, faculty dining room
SHIPS (Part II), March 26, noon,
Bailey Courtroom
Judicial Clerkships, March 30, noon,
283 Holland Hall
The Successful Summer Associate, April 2,
noon, Bailey Courtroom
1L Introduction Program, April 5, noon,
E-Attorney Orientation, April 6, noon,
Bailey Courtroom
Resume & Cover Letter Writing (W/S), April 7,
noon, 283 Holland Hall
E-Attorney/Fall OCI Orientation, April 7,
5 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
Successful On-Campus Interviews, April 13,
noon, Bailey Courtroom
Job Fairs Orientation, April 14, 5 p.m.,
Bailey Courtroom
Spring On-Campus Interviews
Bidding for Phase 1 On-Campus Interviews
ends this Wednesday, Jan. 14. You must have
gone to an OCI/eAttorney Orientation to partici-
pate. If you missed orientation, you must watch
the video in the Media Center and complete all the
requirements by Jan. 14 to participate in Phase 1.
Contact Career Services for information. O

Dean Robert Jerry
needs a law student with disco urgmn
good musical aptitude to a t
assist in organizing a
"Schubert-style evening,"
in which students and i Lew p n L k d sin e h
faculty will present for ..*. .. .r.u. childhood
each other a music h,
recital, with refreshments
appropriate to the occa-
sion. Interested students
should provide their Floid A *T f J.*illeista t i
music-related credentials nore y lo
and contact information a federln l d fo B u
to Doris Perron in the
Dean's Suite (perron@

Get Job Tips
Get important job
information wherever you
are through the Career
Services Hotline. Sign up
at www.law.ufl.edu/

Student Musician
Needed to Assist
With Organizing

I S I Universit of FloridaFredricG.Levin l e o Lw Nt

UF Law Conferences Feature Diverse Topics, Top Speakers

University of Florida Levin College of Law
conferences this spring cover a wide range of sub-
jects and topics ranging from intellectual property
to race relations. They are generally open to the
public (advance reservations usually required) and
law school faculty, staff and students often can
attend at a discount or even free of charge. An
overview and contact information follows:
* Second Annual Music Law Conference, Jan. 30-
31, J. Wayne Reitz Union on main campus. The con-
E ference will feature a full day of
panels on both law and music
topics as well as two nights of
band showcases at venues
throughout Gainesville.
Registration forms are available
online at www.musiclawconference. com.
Registration for UF students is only $20. The MLC
also is looking for volunteers to help run the confer-
ence. For information: Jason Gordon ,;. ~ii;
musiclawconference. corn).
* 10th Annual Public Interest Environmental Law
Conference, "Shaping Florida's Future: A

Eternity," Feb. 19-21,
Gainesville. This student-
produced conference will focus
on water issues and features
author Carl Hiaasen as banquet
keynote speaker. Kickoff reception at Florida
Museum of Natural History with speaker Oliver
Houck from Tulane University; banquet at Hilton
Hotel and Conference Center; panels at Reitz Union.
For information: PIEC Co-Chair Erika Zimmerman
(zimmerei@hotmail.com or 336-6592).
* Third Annual Law and Technology Conference,
Feb. 20, Orlando. Presented by the Intellectual
SProperty Law Program. Keynote
speaker will be James E. Rogan
(under secretary of commerce for
intellectual property and director
of the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office, Washington, D.C.). Topics
to include corporate, transactional, licensing and
international issues, i.,i, v..,' C and litigation.
Scheduled to participate are James A. Gale
(Feldman Gale & Weber, Miami), Jose Gutman
(Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini, Boca
Raton), Bill Hamilton (Holland & Knight LLP,
Tampa), Randi Karpinia (Motorola Inc.), Cathryn
Mitchell (MillerMitchell, P.C., Princeton, N.J.),
Darrell W. Payne (Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP,
Miami), Pablo H. Pinson (DHL, Plantation),

Michael S. Walsh (Jenner & Block LLC, Chicago,
IL), Barbara C. Wingo (UF deputy general counsel),
Virginia R. Quijada (Oracle Corp., Miami), Armando
J. Tirado (Ingram/Micro, Miami) and Richard S.
Vermut (Rogers Towers, PA., Jacksonville). For
information: Conference Director Barbara DeVoe
(devoe@law.ufl.edu or 392-\1 1-1 or IP Program
Director Thomas Cotter ( nWr I~'ri iiu 1 fll e'l)
* "Beyond Brown: Children, Race and Education,"
March 25-27, Gainesville. Co-sponsored by the
SCenter on Children & the Law and
Center for the Study of Race &
Race Relations in honor of the
50th anniversary of the landmark
case of Brown v. Board of
Education, in which the Supreme
Court held that segregated schools were unconstitu-
tional. The conference will open with a special
showing of the documentary, "The Intolerable
Burden," which traces three generations of a
Mississippi family dealing with segregated schools,
followed by Q & A with producer Constance Curry.
In addition to UF faculty, featured speakers include
Richard Banks (Stanford Law School); Peggy
Cooper Davis (NYU Law School); Edgar Epps
(University of Wisconsin School of Urban
Education); and Leland Ware (University of
Delaware School of Public Affairs). Speakers will
explore the history and legacy of the decision and
implications for today's children and educational
policies. CLE credits available. For information, go
online to ;,iilt I/,. /.,, ,il- .I,,/ccl or contact
Program Assistant Debbie Kelley
(Kelley@law. ufl.edu or 392-7576).
Fifth Annual "Legal & Policy Issues in the
Americas" Conference, June 24-26, Costa Rica.
o Organized by the Center for
Governmental Responsibility
(CGR). Key U.S. and Latin
American international, govern-
mental, legal and educational
officials will participate, along
with representatives of international universities,
organizations, businesses, and law firms with global
interests. Hosted by University of Costa Rica Law
School and held at the Marriott Hotel. For confer-
ence or other information: CGR Development
Director JoAnn Klein (392-2237 or
,, I,,,.- ,Jt h,)l,
Also scheduled are conferences on Lesbian
Gay, Bisexual and Transexual Issues (Jan. 24),
Career Development (Feb. 28); and Ethics (March
19). Watch future issues for details. O

Key Patriot Act
Player Gives
Dunwody Lecture
Feb. 27
All are invited to a
presentation by
Georgetown Law Professor
and for-
mer U.S.
for Legal
Policy Viet
(right), who will give the
keynote speech at Florida
Law Review's Dunwody
Lecture Feb. 27. A noted
legal scholar, Dinh played
a key role in implement-
ing the controversial
Patriot Act after the
September II terrorist
attacks. Born in Saigon,
Vietnam, he came to
America as a refugee in
1978 and went on to
graduate magna cum
laude from Harvard
College and Law School.

DroplAdd Ends
Dropladd ends
Wednesday, Jan. 14, at
which time fee liability
is assessed based on stu-
dent class schedules and
total credit hours posted
at the end of the day.
Log onto ISIS
(www.isis.ufl.edu) to
check class availability or
initiate the dropladd
process. For information:
Registrar Kimberly
Thomas in Student Affairs


Yegelwel Hate
Crimes Fellowship
The Levin College of
Law's Center for the Study
of Race and Race Relations
(CSRRR) encourages stu-
dents to apply for the
first annual Evan Yegelwel
Hate Crimes Fellowship.
The fellowship sup-
ports student research
and scholarship on hate
crimes. It was funded by
UF law alumnus Evan
Yegelwel (UF jD 80), part-
ner in the Jacksonville law
firm of Brown, Terrell,
Hogan, Ellis, McClamma,
and Yegelwel, to help
reduce bias-motivated
To apply for the
Spring 2004 Fellowship
($1,000), please submit:
* Cover letter expressing
your interest in studying
hate crimes and some
indication of the topics)
you are interested in
researching for the
fellowship paper.
* Your resume (with
* Your transcript.
Turn In applications In
hard copy form by Friday,
Jan. 16, to Patricia
Hancock in 340 Holland
Hall. For more informa-
tion: Dr. Katheryn Russell-
Brown (russellbrownk

Fall 2003 App. Ad.
Student Grades
Professor Joe
Jackson's Fall 2003
Appellate Advocacy stu-
dents should check their
grades. Those receiving an
"1" or "U" should contact
him without delay at
jjackson@law.ufl.edu to
schedule a time to meet.

View on the Profession
"A legal education and a J.D. provide a great
entry into all kinds of interesting careers, from
legal practice (in its nearly infinite varieties) to
politics, policy-making, business, and, worst-case
scenario, talk-show hosting. I hope students treat
their careers like they treat their upper-division
course selection: Do what you need to do, but also
try to do both what you want and what's meaning-
ful to you to the extent possible. There are jobs
that are merely jobs; but there's work out there
that can make the significant part of your waking
life that you have to devote to it worthwhile and,
hopefully, fun."

J.D., Yale Law School; Ph.D., University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Institute of
Communications Research; M.A., University of
Texas at Austin, Department of Radio/
Television/Film; B.A., University of Virginia.

Expertise in Property, Land Use,
Administrative Law, and Legal and Cultural
Theory. Former Yale Law School teaching assis-
tant (Civil Procedure); conference coordinator;
editor, Yale Law Journal; and symposium editor,
Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities. Also
served as visiting lecturer, Indiana University,
Department of Telecommunications; and assistant
professor, Shenandoah University, Department of
Mass Communications. Former Environmental and
Land Use Law fellow, Shute Mihaly &

Weinberger, San Francisco; and judicial clerk for
Judge Carlos Lucero, 10th Circuit U.S. Court of
Appeals. Admitted to practice in New York and

What You May Not Know
"I played in a band in high school with three
guitarists and a trumpet player. Among others, we
did songs by Molly Hatchet and the Velvet

Go to http://www.law. uf. edu/faculty/ for a
complete resume and list of publications.

Bamba Named CSRRR Assistant Director
Melissa Bamba has accepted the position of assistant director for the UF College of
Law's Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations. She will begin work with Center
Director Dr. Katheryn Russell-Brown in February.
Bamba earned her M.A. (Criminology and Criminal Justice) from the University of
Maryland in 1996; B.A. (Criminal Justice) from Temple University in Pennsylvania in
1992; and Paralegal Certificate from Widener University in Pennsylvania in 1986. She
has served as a research/graduate assistantlassociate at George Washington University Melissa Bamba
Biostatistics Center, National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Committee
on Law and Justice; CSR, Inc. in Washington, D.C.; and University of Maryland. She also was a criminologist
for Crime Control Research Corporation in Washington, D.C., worked as a paralegal for LegalAssist of
Philadelphia and for the law firm of Brobyn & Foceno, and was an instructor for the University of
Pennsylvania Veteran's Upward Bound Program.
The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations seeks to promote racial understanding, interracial
dispute resolution, racial equality and racial healing, and to influence public policy through university, local,
state and national projects and by bringing guest speakers to campus and hosting state and national
The center is looking for students interested in becoming race center affiliates. Contact Professor
Russell-Brown (csrrr@law.ufl.edu) for information. O


I S Universit of Florida Fredric G. LevinCo e o Law Ne J

* Intellectual Law Program Director/
Professor Thomas Cotter's proposal
for a paper for an upcoming symposium
sponsored by George Washington
University and Oracle Corporation has Cr
been accepted.

* Professor Patricia Dilley's remarks at
the AALS Section on Employee
Benefits session on "Employee Stock
Ownership" after Enron were published
in 7 Employee Rights and Employment
PolicyJ. 213 (2003).

* Assistant Professor Mark Fenster was
quoted in the Newark Star-Ledger in an
article syndicated by the Newhouse
News Services about the national com-
mission examining the 9/11 terrorist
attacks, and in an article in the French tr
daily paper Libdration in an article on
the 40th anniversary of the Kennedy

* University of Florida Research
Foundation Professor Diane H. Mazur
published an article in the Boston
Globe, "Democrats pursue veterans'
votes" Nov. 30 and an editorial in the
( /,,., .. Tribune "Perspectives" section
(online at http://www.chicagotribune.
com /news/ opinion/perspective/
=chi-newsopinionperspective-hed) Dec.
28. Her article, "Why Progressives Lost Za
the War When They Lost the Draft,"
will appear in the Hofstra L. Rev. 1, 2'(1-1,

* Samuel T. Dell Research Scholar/Professor
Winston P. Nagan was elected a fellow of the
prestigious Royal Society of the Arts (UK).

* UF Research Foundation Professor Lars Noah will
publish "A Postmodernist Take on the Human
Embryo Research Debate" in the Connecticut Law
Review (as part of a symposium issue dedicated to
the stem cell controversy) and "Deputizing
Institutional Review Boards to Police (Audit?)
Biomedical Research" in the Journal ofLegal

* Assistant Professor Christopher L. Peterson
delivered a speech Nov. 22 on "Traps for the
Unwary: A Survey of Common Consumer Scams
Targeting Senior Citizens" at a conference on

Seniors, Grandparents, and the Law spon-
sored by the Mid-Florida Area Agency on
Aging and Three Rivers Legal Services.
Assistant Professor/Center on Children
l and the Law Associate Director Sherrie
Russell-Brown published "A U.N.
Solution to A Problem from Hell," 2
Wash. U. Global Studies L. Rev 427
H (2003), a review of Samantha Power's A
Problem from Hell: America and the Age
of Genocide 2,'1, '

Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs
Patrick Shannon presented a paper on
"First-Semester Law School as an
Intercultural Communication Event" at
the National Communication Convention
in Miami Nov. 20.

Stephen C. O'Connell Professor/Center
on Children & the Law Associate
Director Christopher Slobogin pub-
lished "The Structure of Expertise in
Criminal Cases," in Seton Hall Law
Review's two-issue symposium on
Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals.
He was quoted in the New York Times and
appeared on NBC's Today 1/i. -"' concerm-
ing the Lee Malvo (sniper) case. His
comments about the Lionel Tate case
(where a teenager received a life sentence
for committing a felony murder when he
was 12) were carried in the Washington
Post, Los Angeles Times and several other

* Distinguished Professor/Stephen C. O'Connell
Chair Walter Weyrauch published "The Romani
People: A Long Surviving and Distinguished
Culture at Risk," 51 Am. J. Comparative L. 679
(2003) (book review).

* Center on Children and the Law Director/David H.
Levin Chair in Family Law/Professor Barbara
Woodhouse published "Enhancing Ch'l dle!n ;
Participation in Policy Formation," 45 Arizona L.
Rev. 751 (2003).

* Trial Practice Director/Legal Skills Professor
Jennifer Zedalis published "Re-thinking Your
Practice Habits Seven Ways to be a Better
Lawyer in the Criminal Courts," 33 Florida
Criminal Law Journal (Fall 2003). O


Professor Writes
Murder Mystery
UF College of Law
Professor and
former Associate
Dean Michael
Seigel just
finished a 375-
page murder
mystery set at a
fictitious Tampa
law school. The
Events, is narrated by
Tampa Bay University
College of Law Associate
Dean and former prosecu-
tor Mark Bolton. Bolton
assists the dean in han-
dling the fallout when a
law student is found dead
in a classroom and teams
up with an old law
enforcement buddy to
investigate the crime.
Seigel, a longtime resi-
dent of Tampa, is a magna
cum laude graduate of
Princeton University and
Harvard Law School. He's
been a mafia prosecutor
(Philadelphia Organized
Crime Strike Force), first
assistant U.S. attorney
(Tampa), and UF law
school associate dean. He
currently teaches Evidence
and Criminal Law.
"It's obvious that I
used my professional
experiences in writing the
book, but it's definitely
fiction," said Seigel. "I also
did some research -
helped by a UF law stu-
dent in evidence and
criminal procedure to
ensure its legal accuracy.
Publishing the book will
further my mission as a
law professor by educating
the general public about
these fields of law. I am
now actively seeking an
agent or publisher."
Anyone with recom-
mendations or contacts in
the publishing field inter-
ested in assisting Seigel
can contact him at
seigel@law.uf.edu or

Summer Study
in Costa Rica
Students interested in
developing legal skills in
comparative, international
and environmental law
should consider the UF
College of Law's Costa Rica
For information,
download a special
edition of FlaLaw (pdf for-
mat) about the Costa Rica
Program including clini-
cal, externship and related
opportunities from the
program Web site at http:
summer costarica or get
a hard copy andlor addi-
tional information from
Program Director Tom
Ankersen in the Center
for Governmental
Responsibility (230
Bruton-Geer Hall,
ankersen@ law.ufl.edu)
or Coordinator Noemar
Castro in the Office of
Student Affairs (164
Holland Hall, castro@law.

Florida Bar
Social Jan. 15
A Gator Law Alumni
Reception will be held
at The Florida Bar
Midyear Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 15, 6:30-
8 p.m., jasmine Room,
Miami Hyatt. For infor-
mation: Assistant
Director of Development
and Alumni Affairs
Kerrie L. Mitchell

(Announcements, Continued)
frequently asked questions, and will be encour-
aged to add their own very important views of
what law school is like on a daily basis at UF,
including comments on quality of life and sense of
belonging and connection with the law school and
other students. Some team members even will be
able to travel to various cities around the state to
assist in recruiting efforts.
Applications for SRT are inserted in this issue
of FlaLaw and available in the Admissions Office.
Return your completed application and copy of
your resume to Admissions by Friday, Jan. 16.
One-hour SRT Training will be held Jan. 21 at 7
a.m. or Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. For information: Lewis
Hutchison (392-2087 or hutchison@law.ufl.edu).

Volunteers Sought for New Legal
Services Landlord/Tenant Clinic
A new Three Rivers Legal Services (TRLS)
landlord/tenant clinic will be held the second and
fourth Tuesday of every month at the TRLS
Gainesville office. Training for law students inter-
ested in volunteering at the clinic will be held in
the Bailey Courtroom Jan. 22, 1-3:30 p.m. Spaces
are limited, so pre-register by Jan. 21 via e-mail to
rhonda.decambre@ttrls.org. For more information:
Kathleen Arnold (372-0519) or visit www.trls.org.

JMBA News and Events
* First general board meeting for JMBA represen-
tatives, today, Jan. 12, 7 p.m., 190A Holland Hall.
All interested students welcome. Come find out
how to become involved in JMBA and your law
school community. First-semester students are
especially urged to attend.
* First semester elections will be held Monday,
Jan. 26, during the 7 p.m. general board meeting in
190A Holland Hall.
* Sign-ups for church parking decals will be held
in the JMBA office Monday-Thursday, Jan. 12-15.
The drawing for the decals will take place Friday,
Jan. 16. Selected students will be notified over the
weekend, and may purchase the decals at the JMBA
Office Jan. 19-23.

Law College Council Budget
Student organizations should be planning their
budget requests for the 2004-05 academic year
(July 1, 2004-June 30, 2005). The Student
Government budgetary process begins early this
semester and organizations will need to submit
their requests to the Law College Council. Details
on proper forms and deadlines will be available
soon, but in the meantime questions can be


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addressed to LCC Treasurer Kimberly Galatioto
(i, ,i ,,,,. *,' i, hiii. ,.. ii) or LCC President Justin
S. Flippen (Gatorlaw78@aol. com).
Unlicensed Law Practice Issues
Director of The Florida Bar's Unlicensed
Practice of Law Division Lori Holcomb will speak
Tuesday, Feb. 3, noon, in Holland Hall auditorium.
Holcomb provides practical advice on how stu-
dents can avoid problems in areas such as business
cards and titles on correspondence, and types of
activities students can legally undertake without
conducting the unauthorized practice of law. Her
presentation is particularly valuable for part-time
law clerks, clinic or pro bono program partici-
pants, summer associates or certified legal interns.

Enter Essay Contest by Jan. 30
Students are encouraged to enter The Florida
Bar's Law Student Professionalism Essay Contest.
Essays will be judged on caliber (relating to pro-
fessionalism issues/topics), creativity, organiza-
tion, writing style and technical expertise. They
must be submitted to Associate Dean for Students,
Professionalism and Community Relations Gail
Sasnett in Student Affairs by Friday, Jan. 30.
The Bar's Law School Subcommittee of the
Standing Committee on Professionalism reviews
entries and selects the winner, who receives
$1,000 and expenses paid to the award ceremony
at the Florida Supreme Court. The winning essay
is published in the Florida Bar Journal and News
and on the Bar Web site. The winner's law school
receives a trophy designed by Hugh Nicholson,
"The Lion of Justice," which is housed at the law
school and passed on each year. For information:
Student Affairs (392-0421) or visit the Florida Bar
Web site (www.flabar.org). O

Honor Committee Report
The UF College of Law Honor Committee
reports its actions each semester for the prior
semester. In Fall 2003, the Honor Committee
was presented with five separate occurrences of
potential violations of the Honor Code involving People Awareness
seven students. Of the five, one has been adjudi- Week Jan. 26-30
cated with sanctions to the student involved and The University of
the remaining four occurences are still in Florida will celebrate
People Awareness Week
process. 2004 the week of Jan. 26
If you have a question about the College of to celebrate and demon-
Law Honor Code and/or have observed a viola- state the value of diver-
tion/potential violation, we encourage you to sity through art, dance,
talk to one of the following Honor Committee food, film and music.
members: Events also will encour-
* Lori Thompson, 5th semester, Chair age acceptance, respect
.. .. ,, 7,,, I and appreciation of
* Stephanie Mickel, 5th semester, Vice Chair diversity in relation to
(mickelsm@ufl.edu) race, gender, age, ethnic-
* Kevin Jinks, 2nd semester, Secretary ity, sexual orientation,
(kjinks@ufl.edu) disability, socioeconomic
* Brian Arthur, LL.M. Representative status and religious
1,.,,h ,,, a.. ,17 1,, 6 affiliation.
* Erin Gray, 6th semester (erinmg79(@bellsouth.net) For information: Beth
* Barbara Nolan, 4th semester Waltrip (bethw@union.
(barbara ,,0. ,i.4l5. Ii ..... .....
* Aisha Salem, 4th semester (aisha3@msn.com)
* Mitesh Patel, 3rd semester (mitesh@ufl.edu)
* Allison Lane, 3rd semester (laneallia@hotmail.com)
* Jonathan Carroll, 2nd semester .6,- .. lU,.,6 MLK Reading
* Legal Skills Professor Margaret Temple-Smith The Office of Diversity
i., . 7. i- and Community
* Legal Skills Professor Teresa Rambo Development will honor
",..... /1..... 1. 117 ," I .... the memory and legacy
* Associate Dean for Students, Professionalism and of Dr. Martin Luther King
Community Relations Dean Gail Sasnett Jr. with a reading by
1, 11 l .,7 ,,,, i' Director of Admissions
Lewis Hutchinson of the

Value Interdependence Over Independence
-By Resource Counselor lim Porter
Martin Seligman in his book, Learned Optimism, observes that Americans have
become consistently more depressed since the end of World War II. As our prosperity
increases, an ironic rise in suicide occurs. Seligman postulates that many of us have
taken the American value of "rugged individualism" to an unhealthy extreme. As
Americans, we work harder than people in most developed countries do, and we expect
ourselves to accomplish our goals without any help from others.
Those who work within this philosophy often feel shame when seeking help. This
shame is natural, but unjustified. America's past is full of examples of supportive commu-
nities (small towns, churches, etc.) that were always ready to help anyone in need.
The College of Law is a modern community. It provides you with friends and services
that can help you out during or before your toughest times. One difficult time
may be the hectic semester opening. As the UF College of Law Resource Counselor, I
provide assistance in dealing with the stressors and complexities that accompany law
school life as well as with personal concerns.
Please drop by my office in Career Services Mondays (8-1 I a.m.), Tuesdays (8-11
a.m.) or Thursdays (8-12 a.m.), or contact me for an appointment time convenient for
you. E-mail me at pacifist@ufl.edu or call 846-0148 or 392-0499.
Services are free and confidential. For after-hours emergencies, call the Alachua
County Crisis Center at 334-0888.


"Letter from Birmingham
Jail" at noon Tuesday,
Jan. 13, auditorium.

Fall 2003 Prof.
Professor Don Peters
will hold an exam review
regarding his Professional
Responsibility course last
term this Wednesday, Jan.
14, 4 p.m., Bailey
Courtroom. The session
will enable students to
read their exams and
compare them to model
answer outlines to be dis-
tributed at the meeting.

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* Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean
* Stuart R. Cohn,
Associate Dean for
International Studies
Michael K. Friel, Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs
William H. Page,
Associate Dean for
Faculty Development
M. Kathleen "Kathie" Price,
Associate Dean for Library
and Technology
Gail E. Sasnett, Associate
Dean for Students,
Professionalism and
Community Relations
J. Patrick Shannon,
Associate Dean for
Administrative Affairs
Donald J. Hale, Senior
Development Director
Linda Calvert Hanson,
Assistant Dean for
Career Services
Richard L. Ludwick,
Assistant Dean for Students
J. Michael Patrick, Assistant
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Honoring the pst, shaping the fiutur

Students Can Join Florida ABA Mediation Competition Team

More and more courts are
ordering mediation before cases go
to trial, and the ability to represent
clients in mediation settings is fast
becoming a vital and highly
desirable to employers lawyering
skill. UF law students can gain
experience and credentials in this area by entering
the Fourth Annual Representation in Mediation
Competition sponsored by the American Bar
Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section.
To apply, students must attend a mandatory
meeting Jan. 20 and submit an application and
updated resume no later than Jan. 23 in a manila
envelope marked "Representation in Mediation
Competition" to Debbie Kelly in the Center for
Children and the Law (309 Holland Hall). The
competition is open to students taking or who have
completed a Negotiation, Mediation or Civil Clinic
course; are willing to practice 20 hours for the
competition; and are able to attend the competition
in New Orleans, LA, on a weekend in late
February or early March.
The competition focuses on the art of negotia-
tion and persuasion, and competitors role play as
advocates and clients in a mediation setting. More
than 70 teams from 40 law schools nationwide
The 2004 regional competitions will be hosted
by Loyola University in New Orleans. Regional

Local Lawyers To Discuss Real Property,
Probate and Trust Law at Reception
The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section
of The Florida Bar will sponsor a panel/reception for students
interested in these practice areas at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.
21, in the Faculty Dining Room. Six local attorneys from the
Young Lawyers Division will serve on a panel to share their
experiences with law students.
"The purpose of the program is give students the opportu-
nity to dialogue with lawyers who have transferred from law
school to law practice within the last five years." said attorney
Rhonda Chung-de Cambre, a RPPTL representative on the
Florida Bar Law School Liaison Committee. "We will answer
their questions about practicing in the fields of real property,
probate and trust law and encourage students to become
active members of the RPPTL Section once they become mem-
bers of the Bar."
Panelists include John Campo (Robertson Group), Michael
Faehner (president-elect of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers
Division), Robert Lash (Moody & Salzman), James Burnett Kelly
III (Salazar & Kelly) and Glorimil Rosario Walker (Three Rivers
Legal Services). Attorney Chung-de Cambre coordinated the
event and will serve as moderator. Contact her for information
at rdecambre@yahoo.com or 372-0519.

winners will go on to compete at the
national competition in conjunction
with the annual meeting of the
Section of Dispute Resolution in
New York, NY, April 15-17.
Florida is entering two teams
(two students on each). The team
faculty advisor is Institute for Dispute Resolution
Associate Director/Legal Skills Professor Alison
Gerenscer, and B.J. Whisenant is competition
chairman. Students may sign up in teams or indi-
vidually, since the competition director will pair
singles with others. During the first night of com-
petition, one team member will play the role of the
client while the other plays the role of the attorney,
later switching roles. Each will be scored separate-
ly. Students with the highest total scores from the
judges will move on to the final night of competi-
tion. Only one student in a team may be chosen.
The team of four students will be chosen from
those competing during the final night.
Important Dates:
* Tuesday, Jan. 20, Mandatory Sign-up Meeting, 6 p.m.,
190A Holland Hall
* Friday, Jan. 23, 2004 entry forms due to Debbie Kelley,
Center for Children & the Law, 309 Holland Hall
* Tuesday, Jan. 27, 5-9 p.m., first round of competition in
Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinic
* Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6-9 p.m., second round of competition in
Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinic
For information: http://www.abanet.org/
dispute/mediationcomp.html. O

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See Calendars Online at
12 Career Services' Walk In Resume Review,
1:30-4 p.m., Center for Career Services, 244
Bruton-Geer Hall
Career Services' OCI Orientation,
5-5:30 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
LCC Executive & Board Budget Meeting,
6-8 p.m., 190B HOL
JMBA Board Meeting, 7 p.m., 190A HOL
13 Career Services' Walk-In Resume Review,
II a.m.-I p.m., Center for Career Services
14 Drop/Add Ends, Fee Liability Assessed
15 Florida Bar Social, 6:30-8 p.m., Miami
16 Career Services Presentation on Fellowships,
Clerkships and Internships:, Noon-1 p.m.,
Bailey Courtroom
Faculty Enrichment, Michael Froomkin, University
of Miami Law School," noon, faculty dining room
20 Career Services Presentation, What I Did Last
Summer, noon-1 p.m., Faculty Dining Room
21 APIL/NLG Meeting With North Florida ACLU
President, noon-2 p.m., auditorium
Career Services and ETELS Real Property Forum,
5:307:30 p.m., faculty dining room