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Table of Contents
    Student-run conference celebrates decade of bringing Florida environmental issues to forefront
        Page 1
    Announcements
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Meet the Faculty
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 7
        Page 8
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Student-Run Conference Celebrates Decade of

Bringing Florida Environmental Issues to Forefront

The University of Florida Levin College of Panels begin the morning of Friday, Feb. 20,
Law's 10th Annual Public Interest Environmental at the J. Wayne Reitz Union and will cover timely


Conference will be held Feb. 19-21 in Gaines-
ville. The theme for this year's anniversary con-
ference is "Shaping Florida's Future: A Decade of
Protecting an Eternity."
Since its inception, the student-organized
conference has attracted top lawyers, decision-
makers, and scientists from around
the state and beyond to discuss
Florida's most pressing environmen-
tal issues. This year's conference
promises to be one of the most excit-
ing and informative ever, and will
Carl Hiaasen feature famed author and Miami-
Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen as keynote ban-
quet speaker.
The conference will begin Thursday, Feb. 19,
with an opening reception address at the Florida
Museum of Natural History by environmental law
scholar Oliver Houck, a former federal prosecutor
in Washington, D.C. and general counsel and vice
president of the National Wildlife Federation who
is now consulting on development of environmen-
tal laws in Cuba. Houck was the first-ever confer-
ence keynote speaker, and returns to kick off the
anniversary weekend.


environmental topics facing Florida in four
primary areas:
* Florida's Waters. Scheduled panels on issues such
as the Council of 100 statewide water distribution
proposal, Florida's springs protection, and current
Florida water quality issues.
* Land & Development. Panel discussions on code
enforcement and population carrying capacities.
* Marine & Coastal. Panels will focus on working
(See Environmental Conference, Page 7)


Attend Music Law
Conference Friday
UF law's student-run
Music Law Conference is
this Friday-Saturday, Jan.
30-31, at the Reitz Union.
The event 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 for UF stu-
dents is just $20 before
the day of the conference.
Registration forms are
online at the conference
Web site (www.musiclaw
conference.com). For
more information, includ-
ing volunteer opportuni-
ties, contact Jason Gordon
at jason@musiclaw
conference.com.


Trial Team
Triumphs
College of Law Trial
Team members Yohance
Pettis, Barbara Walker,
Adria Toledo, Alexis
Lambert, Herman Felton
and Christopher O'Neal
made it into the semi-
finals in The Florida Bar's
Chester Bedell Mock Trial
Competition. UF was the
only school who had both
subteams make it to the
semi-finals.

SUNIVERSrTY OF
FLORIDA
Fredric G. Levin College of Law


Join Listserve for New Drug &
Alcohol Crimes Law Association
As drug and alcohol offenses continue to rise
exponentially, criminal courts need attorneys who
possess the requisite knowledge to prosecute and
defend these cases. The Drug and Alcohol Crimes
Law Association a new student organization at
the Levin College of Law will bring in attor-
neys and judges from around the state to educate
the law school community about this dynamic
area of practice.


Students interested in joining the associa-
tion's listserve should e-mail President Jon
Gurney (gurney@ufl.edu) or see Gail Sasnett,
faculty advisor and associate dean for students,
professionalism and community relations, in the
Office of Student Affairs. Meeting times will be
advertised in the next edition of FlaLaw.

JMBA News and Events
* First-semester representative elections are today,
Jan. 26, 7-8 p.m., at the general board meeting in
(Announcements Continue Page 3)


* ANNOUNCEMENTS *





















Student-Run Conference Celebrates Decade of

Bringing Florida Environmental Issues to Forefront

The University of Florida Levin College of Panels begin the morning of Friday, Feb. 20,
Law's 10th Annual Public Interest Environmental at the J. Wayne Reitz Union and will cover timely


Conference will be held Feb. 19-21 in Gaines-
ville. The theme for this year's anniversary con-
ference is "Shaping Florida's Future: A Decade of
Protecting an Eternity."
Since its inception, the student-organized
conference has attracted top lawyers, decision-
makers, and scientists from around
the state and beyond to discuss
Florida's most pressing environmen-
tal issues. This year's conference
promises to be one of the most excit-
ing and informative ever, and will
Carl Hiaasen feature famed author and Miami-
Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen as keynote ban-
quet speaker.
The conference will begin Thursday, Feb. 19,
with an opening reception address at the Florida
Museum of Natural History by environmental law
scholar Oliver Houck, a former federal prosecutor
in Washington, D.C. and general counsel and vice
president of the National Wildlife Federation who
is now consulting on development of environmen-
tal laws in Cuba. Houck was the first-ever confer-
ence keynote speaker, and returns to kick off the
anniversary weekend.


environmental topics facing Florida in four
primary areas:
* Florida's Waters. Scheduled panels on issues such
as the Council of 100 statewide water distribution
proposal, Florida's springs protection, and current
Florida water quality issues.
* Land & Development. Panel discussions on code
enforcement and population carrying capacities.
* Marine & Coastal. Panels will focus on working
(See Environmental Conference, Page 7)


Attend Music Law
Conference Friday
UF law's student-run
Music Law Conference is
this Friday-Saturday, Jan.
30-31, at the Reitz Union.
The event 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 for UF stu-
dents is just $20 before
the day of the conference.
Registration forms are
online at the conference
Web site (www.musiclaw
conference.com). For
more information, includ-
ing volunteer opportuni-
ties, contact Jason Gordon
at jason@musiclaw
conference.com.


Trial Team
Triumphs
College of Law Trial
Team members Yohance
Pettis, Barbara Walker,
Adria Toledo, Alexis
Lambert, Herman Felton
and Christopher O'Neal
made it into the semi-
finals in The Florida Bar's
Chester Bedell Mock Trial
Competition. UF was the
only school who had both
subteams make it to the
semi-finals.

SUNIVERSrTY OF
FLORIDA
Fredric G. Levin College of Law


Join Listserve for New Drug &
Alcohol Crimes Law Association
As drug and alcohol offenses continue to rise
exponentially, criminal courts need attorneys who
possess the requisite knowledge to prosecute and
defend these cases. The Drug and Alcohol Crimes
Law Association a new student organization at
the Levin College of Law will bring in attor-
neys and judges from around the state to educate
the law school community about this dynamic
area of practice.


Students interested in joining the associa-
tion's listserve should e-mail President Jon
Gurney (gurney@ufl.edu) or see Gail Sasnett,
faculty advisor and associate dean for students,
professionalism and community relations, in the
Office of Student Affairs. Meeting times will be
advertised in the next edition of FlaLaw.

JMBA News and Events
* First-semester representative elections are today,
Jan. 26, 7-8 p.m., at the general board meeting in
(Announcements Continue Page 3)


* ANNOUNCEMENTS *










*CAREER SERVICES


Scholarships
Available
Continuing Student
Scholarships ($1,000-
$2,000) for second- and
third-year law students
and eligibility require-
ments are listed on the
Financial Aid bulletin
board. Applications are
available in Student
Affairs and must be
returned by Wednesday,
Feb. II. (Current scholar-
ship recipients should
note they may receive
only one scholarship from
the law school during a
semester.) For assistance,
contact Financial Aid
Director Carol Huber
(above) at 392-0421 or
Carol Huber@sfa.ufl.edu.









Unlicensed Law


OCI Phase 2 Begins Today
On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) bidding
opens today, Jan. 26, for Phase 2 employers and
closes at midnight Feb. 2 (first day of interviewing
for Phase 1 employers). If you're unclear on what
"bidding" means or don't know how to participate
in OCI, an orientation video is available in the
Media Center. Come to Career Services if you
need an information packet, ID and/or password
for eAttorney or have questions.

Deadline Today for Scholarship
Applications for Paul White Scholarships,
which were created by Baker & Hostetler to
facilitate recruitment and employment of minority
attorneys, are due today, Jan. 26. The program
offers a paid summer associate clerkship and
$5,000 cash award. Applications are available in
Career Services and Office of Diversity and
Community Development for interested first-year
minority law students (fall entrants only). For
information: Kelly Searcy (407-649-3929).

Fellowships: Apply Now for Summer
Applications, resumes and writing samples
for Florida Bar Foundation Summer Legal
Services Fellowships must be postmarked by
today, Jan. 26 (or Jan. 30 if e-mailed or faxed).
Florida Bar Foundation Legal Services
Summer Fellowships and Florida Bar Summer
Public Interest Law Fellowships are available to
1L and 2L's, and provide $4,000 stipends for first-


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
students can avoid prob-
lems in areas such as
business cards and titles
on correspondence, and
types of activities stu-
dents can legally under-
take without conducting
the unauthorized practice
of law. Her presentation is
particularly valuable for
part-time law clerks, clin-
ic or pro bono program
participants, summer .
associates or certified
legal interns. A i 1 a l c t .S. C t jg J.. i


year students and $5,000 for second-year students.
These full-time, 11-week summer positions place
law students in legal aid and legal services organi-
zations throughout Florida working on a wide
variety of projects, including senior citizen advo-
cacy, post-conviction litigation on behalf of the
incarcerated, immigration law, economic benefit
strategies for low-income persons, community
law, federal class action suits on foster care, fair
housing law, domestic violence, environmental
law, mental health law and poverty law. Fellows
attend a training and orientation seminar May 15-
16 (housing, meals and reasonable travel expenses
are paid by The Florida Bar Foundation).
Stop by Career Services for applications and
a complete list of placement opportunities or go
online to www.flabarfndn.org.

Post-Graduate Fellowships
Fellowships match law graduates with public
service organizations or law school programs and
are variously funded, paid or unpaid, highly com-
petitive and usually for a prescribed number of
years following graduation, though some may be
offered as summer fellowships for students (see
preceding).
Equal Justice Works Fellowships allow gradu-
ating students to propose a public interest area of
their choice. Programs typically funded are those
that provide direct legal services to the poor or
disadvantaged or in the area of policy work. These
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are paid positions with student loan repayment
plans and benefits. Applications and deadlines are
online at www.equaljusticeworks.org.
For information on fellowship opportunities,
go to the Fellowship Corner at www.pslawnet.org
and/or www.equaljusticeworks.org or visit Career
Services for a handout containing information pre-
sented at the recent "SHIPS" presentation.
Summer/Fall 2004 Externships
Externships can be performed during any
semester, and students can apply for one Career
Services offers or propose their own. If you don't
know what an externship is, find out at one of the
mandatory externship meetings in the Bailey
Courtroom Friday, Feb. 6, at noon or Wednesday,
Feb. 11, at 5 p.m. Everyone planning on having an
extership either summer or fall 2004 must attend
one of these two meetings.
Upcoming Programs
THIS WEEK
* Dress for Success, tomorrow, Jan. 27, noon,
cafeteria, co-sponsored with JMBA. Casual Corner
and Men's Warehouse will advise participants on
what to wear to an interview, how to dress for
work and that evening meeting with clients, and
offer insight into what "business casual" really
means. Lunch served.
* Interviewing Workshop, Friday, Jan. 30,
noon, Bailey Courtroom. Are you preparing for


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190A Holland Hall. All first-semesters are encour-
aged to run (prior attendance at a JMBA meeting
not required). For information, e-mail JMBA at
ufjmba@hotmail. com.
* All are invited to the JMBA/Career Services "Dress
for Success" presentation Tuesday, Jan. 27, at noon
in the cafeteria. Representatives from local clothing
stores will demonstrate how to build the perfect
interview look, transform interview suits into suits
for all occasions and build a versatile wardrobe


while saving money. VIP discount cards will be dis-
tributed to those in attendance. Lunch will be served
and door prizes raffled. For information: Frank
Garcia (garciaftr@ufl.edu).
Law Review Writing Competition
Nearly half of Florida Law Review members
qualify for membership in the prestigious organi-
zation through its semiannual Open Writing
Competition. All third-semester students who have
(Announcements Continue Page 4)


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OCI interviews or plan to interview over Spring
Break? Come learn techniques and do's and
don't. Bring questions.
THIS SEMESTER
* Unlicensed Practice of Law, Director of The
Florida Bar's Unlicensed Practice of Law Division
Lori Holcomb, Tuesday, Feb. 3, noon, auditorium,
co-sponsored with BLSA
* Trial Techniques Expert Witness,
Thursday, Feb. 5 (tentative)
* Externship Informational Meeting, Friday,
Feb. 6, noon, Bailey Courtroom
* Interviewing From a Multicultural Perspective,
Monday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m., room TBA, co-sponsored
with Office for Diversity and Community
Development
* Life As a Prosecutor, Tuesday, Feb. 10, noon,
faculty dining room, co-sponsored with CLA
* Externship Orientation, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 5
p.m., and Feb. 13, noon, both in Bailey Courtroom
* Public Interest Symposium, Friday, Feb. 13,
Bailey Courtroom, co-sponsored with APIL
* Lobbying & Government Practice, Tuesday,
Feb. 17, noon, faculty dining room
* Careers in Family Law, Tuesday, Feb. 24, noon,
faculty dining room, co-sponsored with Family
Law Society
* Careers in Insurance Law, Tuesday, March 2,
noon, 283 Holland Hall, co-sponsored with Future
Litigators
* View From the Judicial Bench, Tuesday, March
16, noon, faculty dining room, co-sponsored with
LAW
* Careers in Intellectual Property Law, Tuesday,
March 23, noon, faculty dining room
* SHIPS (Part II), March 26, noon,
Bailey Courtroom
* Judicial Clerkships, March 30, noon,
283 Holland Hall O


Have Breakfast
With the Dean
Students who would
like to have breakfast
with Dean Robert Jerry
and the opportunity to
speak with him regarding
concerns andlor sugges-
tions should e-mail Ellen
Robinson in Student
Affairs (robinsone@law.
ufl.edu) as soon as
possible to reserve a
seat (space limited).


















Bookstore Closes
Wednesday, Feb. 4
The College of Law
bookstore will close
Wednesday, Feb. 4. All
merchandise will be relo-
cated to the main store
in the j. Wayne Reitz
Union on the University of
Florida campus, including
text and study aids for
law students.
The store will sell
books on the concourse
at the beginning of each
term for the convenience
of students and faculty.
The temporary closing
is due to construction,
and the store will reopen
in Fall 2005 "bigger and
better" than before.










* MEET THE FACULTY


'Gators on the Go'
Personnel from the
University of Florida Living
Well Program will be
available on campus this
week see Student
Affairs for details to
sign up students, faculty
and staff for the "Gators
on the Go" Program. The
program encourages physi-
cal activity to enhance
health and quality of life.
Kick-off your new year
with this community-wide
walking initiative. The
program costs only $10,
and includes a pedometer,
educational handouts, and
program guidelines. Learn
more at http:llgatorwalk.
hhp.ufl.edul.












Key Patriot Act
Player Gives
Dunwody Lecture
Feb. 27
All are invited to a
presentation by
Georgetown Law Professor
and former U.S. Assistant

General for
Legal Policy
Viet Dinh
(pictured),
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 implementing the
controversial Patriot Act
after the September I I
terrorist attacks.


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successfully completed Legal Research & Writing
and Appellate Advocacy and have a cumulative
GPA of 2.0 or higher are invited to participate.
The first informational meeting will be held
tomorrow, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in 290 Holland
Hall. All eligible students are urged to attend.

join Committee to Cut Loans
If you could choose any career you wanted
without regard for paying back your law school
loans, what would you do? The Association for
Public Interest Law (APIL) wants to give gradu-
ates the opportunity to find out.


View on the Profession
"No doubt, there are some lawyers out there
of whom we're not so proud, but most lawyers and
judges I've actually known, primarily through my
activity in the Business Section of The Florida
Bar, are outstanding people: hard working people
of integrity who give generously of their time in
the public's interest. It's a shame the story of the
'good lawyer' isn't more widely told.
"I encourage students to become involved
in the development and improvement of the law,
benefitting and protecting society through their
participation. Having served on the Bar's Business
Law Section Executive Board for 12 years, I've
made valuable contacts that have greatly benefitted
my students, and built long-standing relationships.
It's been both gratifying and fun."

Education/Background
LL.M., University of Michigan; J.D., Loyola
University; B.S., Physics, University of California
at Los Angeles. Law Review, Student Teaching
Fellow, Saint Thomas More Law Honor Society,
Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society).
University of Florida Professor since 1981; Gerald
A. Sohn Research Scholar since 1999. Widely
published in the areas of bankruptcy, liens and
consumer credit. Involved in drafting and re-draft-
ing Florida legislation. Taught at law schools of
the University of South Dakota, Rutgers and New
York University. Former mechanical engineer,
McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company.
Member: American Bar, California Bar and
Florida Bar Associations; Florida Bar's Business
Law Section's Executive Council, Bankruptcy
/UCC Committee, Legislation Committee.
Reporter (Chief Draftsman): Special Committee
on Post Judgment Creditor Remedies.


APIL invites students to join the Loan
Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)
Committee for 2004. The LRAP Committee will
consist of students from all semesters who will
work together to develop a program like those at
Georgetown, Columbia and Stanford that assist
students in paying back their law school loans. No
experience in or knowledge of LRAP programs is
necessary, but dedication to developing an LRAP
program is. This is a great opportunity to get
involved in something that will have a positive
impact for generations to come. Download an
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What You May Not Know
Davis' wife also is a lawyer, specializing in
child abuse law. They have two daughters one a
college sophomore and the other a high school
junior and both have competed in the sport of
crew as members of Gainesville Area Rowing, a
club for which Davis has served as an officer and
member of the Executive Committee. Davis
played basketball in his youth, and is a big Gator
sports fan particularly in the areas of basket-
ball, football and track. He also enjoys cooking.


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








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application online at http: //plaza. ufl.edu/jdjill/
LRAPApplication.doc, pick one up from Jessie
Howell in Career Services, or e-mail Jill Mahler
atjillmahler @hotmail. com. Applications are due
Saturday, Jan. 31.
IP Conference
FlL Informational Meeting The Third Annual Law
The Florida Journal ofInternational Law and Technology Conference
(FJIL) will hold another informational meeting Feb. 20 in Orlando is pre-
Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m. in 190B Holland sented by the Intellectual
Property Law Program.
Hall for students interested in writing a comment The keynote speaker will
to get onto the Journal. The comment competi- be James E. Rogan (recent
tion is open to all third-, fourth-and fifth- semes- under-secretary of
ter students. For information: FJIL Executive commerce for intellectual
Student Works Editor Damon Gasser property and director of
the U.S. Patent and
(damongasser@hotmail.com). Trademark Office,

Career Development Conference Washington, D.C.).
The 2004 Career Development Conference Topics will include
corporate, transactional,
will be held Feb. 28 at the Paramount Hotel in
licensing and international
Gainesville, and will consist of panel discussions issues, "music wars" and
by practicing attorneys. Students will have the litigation. Scheduled to
opportunity to learn more about an area of law participate are James A.
they are interested in and possibly discover new Gale (Feldman Gale &
Weber, Miami), jose
interests in the process. The conference also will Weber, Miami), Jose
Gutman (Fleit Kain
feature a networking reception and opportunity Gibbons Gutman &
to meet and speak with attorneys from firms Bongini, Boca Raton), Bill
across the southeast. For information or to get Hamilton (Holland &
involved in organizing the conference, e-mail Knight LLP, Tampa), Randi
Nick Dancaescu (vnickdd a)hotmail. com). Karpinia (Motorola Inc.),
Cathryn Mitchell
JLPP Writing Competition (MillerMitchell, P.C.,
The Journal of Law and Public Policy Princeton, N.J.), Darrell W.
Payne (Shook Hardy &
(JLPP) invites third-and fourth-semester students Bacon LLP, Miami), Pablo
Bacon LLP, Miami), Pablo
to enter its Spring Open Writing Competition. H. Pinson (DHL,
JLPP enables students to develop research and Plantation), Michael S.
(Announcements Continue Page 6) Walsh (jenner & Block LLC,
Chicago, IL), Barbara C.
W; "C A Il


Culture and Wellness By Resource Counselor lim Porter
In the past, the counseling professions have largely ignored the impact of cultural
considerations on a person's well being. Since most counselors are members of the
majority culture, this lack of cultural knowledge led to a shortage of counselors able to
serve clients from "minority" cultures. These underserved cultural groups constitute a
large part of the population of the United States. They include people who differ from
the dominant culture for reasons of race, body ability, ethnicity, language, sex, sexual
orientation, religion, age and other points of difference.
The good news is that members of these underserved groups have been making
counselors and researchers aware of the gaps in service. More counselors are learning to
attend to the needs of people who are culturally different from themselves. In addition,
counseling professionals who consider themselves as belonging to nondominant cultural
groups are creating a revolution from within the profession. Culturally sensitive coun-
selors are learning to facilitate changes not only in their diverse clients but also in the
dominant culture that affects their clients' health.
Resource Counselor Jim Porter is available in Career Services to all UF College of Law
students for free and confidential personal life coaching by appointment or during office
hours: Mondays (8-11 a.m.), Tuesdays (8-1 I a.m.) and Thursdays (8 a.m.-I p.m.). O





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counsel), Virginia R.
Quijada (Oracle Corp.,
Miami), Armando J. Tirado
(Ingram/Micro, Miami) and
Richard S. Vermut (Rogers
Towers, P.A., Jacksonville).
For information:
Conference Director
Barbara DeVoe
(devoe@law.uf.edu or
392-8070) or IP Program
Director Thomas Cotter
(cotter@law.ufl.edu).















Study This Fall in
The Netherlands
Leiden University in
the western part of the
Netherlands enables UF
law students to spend a
semester overseas. The
Faculty of Law at Leiden
University has long pur-
sued an international ori-
entation, recognizing the
need to train lawyers to
confront problems tran-
scending national fron-
tiers. The Leiden faculty is
the largest in the
Netherlands, and more
than 4,000 students are
enrolled in its many pro-
grams and institutes. It
offers 50-plus courses in
Public International Law,
European Community Law
and Comparative Law.
UF students must
apply for the UF-Leiden
Exchange Program for Fall
2004 Semester by 4 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 13. For an
application or more infor-
mation, visit the Office of
Student Affairs, contact
Noemar Castro (392-0421
or castro@law.ufl.edu) or
go online to http://www.
law.ufl.edu, click on
Student Affairs, then
Study Abroad.









Call for Submissions
Articles, notes, com-
ments and reviews are
sought for the Indigenous
Law journal. Student
papers are eligible for cash
prizes of up to $500.
Articles should be received
by 4 p.m. Jan. 30. Go
online to www.indigenous-
lawjournal.orglapply.htm
for more information.


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writing skills and earn credit in the
context of the campus' only interdisci-
plinary journal. The first informational
meeting is Thursday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m.,
in 190A Holland Hall. All interested
students are encouraged to attend.

Donations Needed
Center for Governmental
Responsibility (CGR) Public Interest
fellows will collect travel-size toi-
letries for St. Francis House residents
until Friday, Jan. 30. Collection boxes
are in Career Services and Student
Affairs and outside the JMBA Office.

Enter Florida Bar Essay
Contest by Friday
Students must submit their entries
to The Florida Bar's Law Student
Professionalism Essay Contest to
Associate Dean for Students,
Professionalism and Community
Relations Gail Sasnett in Student
Affairs by Friday, Jan. 30.
Essays will be judged on caliber (relating to
professionalism issues/topics), creativity, organiza-
tion, writing style and technical expertise. The
winner receives $1,000 and expenses paid to an
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 can display the traveling tro-
phy, "The Lion of Justice" now in the UF law
Student Affairs lobby until the following year.
For information: visit Student Affairs or The
Florida Bar Web site (www.flabar.org). O


Leonard Grill Joins Development Staff
Shands Hospital Associate General Counsel Leonard Grill has joined the
Levin College of Law's Office of Development and Alumni Affairs as associ-
ate director, according to a recent announcement by Dean Robert Jerry. He
will assume responsibilities previously performed by Kelley Wood.
"Leonard will be working closely with me, Senior Development Director
Donald Hale and the LCA Board of Trustees to find alumni and friends who
are interested in investing in the preparation of future members of the legal
profession," said Jerry.
Prior to joining the college's fund-raising team, Grill spent 15 years with Leonard Grill (standing) will
Shands Legal Services and was director of Student Legal Services for the wor with Senor evelopmen
Director Donald Hale to
University of Florida for 12 years following a period of private practice in Dior Do e o
build support for the college.
Ohio. He earned his B.S. in Education from Bowling Green State University in
Bowling Green, Ohio, and his J.D. from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. He is married to Patty
Grill, who has her B.S. in Education from Bowling Green State University and M.A. and Specialist in
Education degrees from the University of Florida. They have two sons, Jeffrey, a December 2003 UF law
graduate, and Michael, who graduated from UF in Building Construction in May.
"Leonard Grill brings a wealth of experience from the legal profession through his work for Shands
Hospital's Office of Legal Affairs and the UF Student Legal Services Department," said Hale. "His under-
standing of the practice of law will be a great foundation for encouraging our alumni and friends to invest
in what our college can do for the profession and those who practice it." 0








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SCHOLARSHIP & ACTIVITIES *
Director of Institutional Information &
Publications Debra Amirin will pres- S -
S ent a program on the effective use of l-
technology in publications and commu- i l
nications programs at a Florida Public .
Relations seminar Jan. 28 on "Techno fl
Tools: What's New, What Works." :'- I I I1
Assistant Professor Mark Fenster I e 0 *
published "The Symbols of
Governance: Thurmon Arnold and
Post-Realist Legal Theory," 51 Buffalo
L. Rev 1053 (2003).
Stephen C. O'Connell Professor/Center .. .,,
on Children & the Law Associate ,
Director Christopher Slobogin
published "Toward Taping," 1 Ohio State J. of 'l "l ff
Criminal Law, 309-322 (2003) and Law and the i T
Mental Health System: Civil and Criminal Aspects
(4th ed., 2004) (with Ralph Reisner and Arti Rai). t B

UF Law Faculty in 'Guys & Dolls' .R,
Legal Research and Writing Professors l.l l
Patricia Thomson and Henry Wihnyk are mem- |Jl ll,
bers of the stellar cast putting on the Tony Award-. .
winning musical "Guys and Dolls." The play is .l a s-allfM-brn.
being performed through Feb. 7 at the .
Gainesville Community Playhouse
Main Stage (4013 NW 16th Blvd.)
under Thomson's direction. Wihnyk .'
plays the part of Big Julie. For ticket
information, contact Omni Books at
375-3755 or the Gainesville
Community Playhouse box office at
376-4949. ..


(Environmental Conference, Continued)
waterfronts, ocean governance and offshore
aquaculture.
SCutting Edge. Panels on clean energy, genetically
modified foods and environmental security.
Panels continue Saturday morning with a spe-
cial plenary session on environmental justice and
citizen workshop on constitutional amendments.
Hiaasen, who will deliver the keynote address
at the banquet Friday evening, is known for his
unique blend of humor and environmental con-
sciousness, and his presentation is expected to be a
fitting tribute to the goals and spirit of the annual
public interest conference.
"With such dynamic speakers and panel dis-
cussions, this year's PIEC promises to both highly
informative and entertaining," according to confer-


ence organizers.
The law school's Environmental and Land
Use Society and Center for Governmental
Responsibility (CGR) are sponsoring the confer-
ence in cooperation with the Public Interest
Committee of the Environmental and Land Use
Law Section of The Florida Bar. Sponsors also
include Hopping, Green & Sams, P.A.; Lewis,
Longman, and Walker, P.A.; Jelks Family
Foundation; UF Student Government; and Law
College Council.
Continuing Legal Education credit will be
available for lawyers attending the conference.
For registration and additional information,
visit the 10th Public Interest Environmental
Conference Web site at http://grove.ufl.edu/~els,
or call CGR at 392-2237. O


Environmental Law
Series Underway
A new spring
Environmental Law work-
shop series kicked off last
week with a presentation
by UF Affiliate Professor
James Nicholas. Nicholas
presented his paper
"Market Based Approaches
to Environmental
Preservation: To
Environmental Mitigation
Fees and Beyond," avail-
able online at http://llwww.
law.ufi.edulfaculty/pdf/
nich.pdf.
New York University
Professor Vicki Been will
present "Lucas vs. The
Green Machine: The
Problems of Cost-
Internalization," this
Tuesday, jan. 27. Her
comments are online at
http://lic.law.ufl.edul
-pagelbeen.pdf.
Also on the Web are
other presentations in the
series (indicated by a
darker shade of blue) in
an updated schedule of
faculty enrichment work-
shops and scholarly events
at http://www.law.ufl.edul
facultylenrichment.shtml.
Space at faculty
enrichment events is limit-
ed, but students and the
public are welcome on a
space available basis by
contacting Associate Dean
for Faculty Development
Bill Page (page@law.
ufl.edu) prior to the
event.










Submit News
for FlaLaw
FlaLaw is published
each week school is in
session. All are encour-
aged to submit news of
interest to the law school
community by 10 a.m.
Tuesday for the following
Monday's newsletter to
Editor Debra Amirin,
Director of Institutional
Information & Publications,
amirin@law.ufl.edu,
Dean's Office (264 HOL),
392-9238, Fax 392-8727.





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People Awareness Week Panel on Diversity Jan. 27
The UF College of Law's Office of Diversity and Community Development will
hold a panel discussion tomorrow, Jan. 27, noon-I p.m., in 283 Holland Hall, as part
of the University of Florida's People Awareness Week. The panel will focus on the
impact and importance of diversity in the legal profession, and will include UF law
Professor Michelle Jacobs, Director of Admissions Lewis Hutchison, and UF law alum-
nus Rocky Cabagnot.
The office also has scheduled the following:
* Carol Velasques Productions, "A Lesson Before Dying," a play on race, pride and
injustice, Feb. 4, 5-7 p.m., auditorium.
,, -".. ..- .- ~ m ; m . *.. -, A -.I -L .- -m . . -.-.


--interviewing rrom a Multicultural rerspective- rorKsnop, including race, ethnici-
ty, gender and religious considerations, Feb. 9, 4-5 p.m., faculty dining room. Co-
sponsored with Office of Career Services.
* Brown Bag Lunch, "Minorities in Higher Education: Trials and Triumphs," Feb. 24, noon-I p.m., cafeteria.
* Brown Bag Lunch, "Women of Color in Law: The Journey and the Sacrifice African American Student Program
for Improvement and Retention in Education (A.S.P.I.R.E.)," March 2, noon-I p.m., faculty dining room.
* Brown Bag Lunch, "Where Do We Go From Here: Balancing Law, Life and Love, A.S.P.I.R.E.," March 16, cafeteria.
* Dr. Donna Elam, Commissioner for Florida Commission of Human Relations, "From the School House to the
Jailhouse," March 23, noon-I p.m., cafeteria.
* Brown Bag Lunch, "A Multicultural Approach to Academic Success," March 30, cafeteria.
* Black Law Student Alumni Reunion Weekend, Orlando, April 2-3.
* Brown Bag Lunch, "Out of Many, One: Which Box Should You Check?," April 6, faculty dining room, co-sponsored
by CaribLaw.
* "To See or Not To See: Are You Really Color Blind? A.S.P.I.R.E.," April 13. O


Fredric G. Levin
College of Law
Administration
* 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
Dean for Admissions





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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Honoring the pst, shaping the fiutur


Student Profile: Michael Faehner

UF College of Law LL.M. in Taxation student
Michael J. Faehner leads a double some
might say triple life.
In addition to his studies, he is senior
associate of the law firm of McFarland, Gould,
Lyons, Sullivan & Hogan, P.A. in Clearwater,
where he has practiced in general civil litiga-
tion, probate and estate planning. He also is
president-elect of the Young Lawyers Division
of The Florida Bar, whose 18,000-plus members
constitute the Bar's largest division. Faehner will serve as pres-
ident in 2004-05. While president-elect and as president, he
also will sit on the Bar's Board of Governors, which oversees
the 72,000 lawyers who practice in the state of Florida.
Faehner splits his time between his studies in Gainesville
and Clearwater, where he still practices law on a part-time
basis.
Faehner graduated from the University of Notre Dame in
1991 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance
and Bachelors of Arts in History. He then attended Valparaiso
University School of Law, graduating with multiple honors in
1994. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1994 and has
been in private practice since. He is immediate past president
of the Clearwater Bar Association, where he was the youngest
president to ever serve, and past president of the Clearwater
Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division (1996-98). He has rep-
resented the 6th Judicial Circuit of The Florida Bar Young
Lawyer's Division Board of Governors since 1998 and was chair-
man of the 6th Judicial Circuit UPL Committee in addition to
serving on the Bar's Continuing Legal Education Committee,
Student Education Student Admission Committee, Long Range
Planning Committee and Special Commission on Ancillary
Business. He is a 2002 graduate of Leadership Pinellas and rec-
ognized as one of The Tampa Bay Review's 40 Under 40 for
the Tampa Bay area. 0


- L.AW CA.LENDA.. e


See Event & Academic Calendars
Online at www.law.ufl.edu
January
26 LCC Executive Board Meeting, 6-8 p.m., 190 HOL
IMBA First-Semester Elections & Board Meeting,
7 8 p.m., 190A HOL
27 South Africa Study Abroad Informational Meeting,
noon, 190C HOL
Diversity Panel Discussion, noon-1 p.m., 283 HOL
Faculty Enrichment, Vicki Been, NYU Law School,
"Lucas vs. The Green Machine: The Problems of
Cost-Internalization," noon, faculty dining room
Career Services & ]MBA Presentation, Dress for
Success, noon-1 p.m., cafeteria
Law Review Writing Competition Meeting,
6:30 p.m., 290 HOL
Toastmasters, 5 p.m., 292 HOL. Pizza served.
28 Costa Rica Study Abroad Informational Meeting,
I p.m., auditorium
Caribbean Law Student Association Meeting,
5-6 p.m., auditorium
29 France Study Abroad Informational Meeting,
II a.m., auditorium
30 Career Services Interviewing Skills Workshop,
noon-1 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
Faculty Enrichment, Professor Pedro Malavet,
"Puerto Rico: Cultural Nation, American Colony,"
noon, faculty dining room
Music Law Conference, 1. Wayne Reitz Union
February
2 LCC General Board Meeting, 6-8 p.m., 283 HOL
JMBA General Board Meeting, 7 8 p.m., 296 HOL
3 Unlicensed Law Practice Issues, noon, auditorium
Faculty Enrichment, Conservation Clinic Director
Thomas Ankersen, "The Future of UF's Costa Rica
Program," noon, faculty dining room
Career Services Presentation, Trial Techniques
(tentative)
6 SALSA First-Semester Student Reception,
11 a.m.-noon, auditorium


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