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Table of Contents
    Announcements
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
    Alumni Reflections: W. George Allen
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Meet the Faculty
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 7
        Page 8
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Academic, Professional and Political Leaders Participate in Late
February UF Law Conferences, Dunwody Lecture, Final Fours


Speakers ranging from popular author Carl
Hiaasen to former U.S. Assistant Attorney General
for Legal Policy Viet Dinh and numerous top legal
scholars and professionals will participate in the
following major events this week and next. All are
open to the public (reservations required for most
conference events).
* Public Interest Environmental Law Conference,
"Shaping Florida's Future: A Decade of Protecting an
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; banquet at Hilton Hotel
and Conference Center; panels at Reitz Hiaasen
Union. For information, go online to
http://grove.ufl.edu-els/.
* Law and Technology Conference, Feb. 20, Orlando
Radisson Plaza. Presented by the Intellectual Property
Law Program. Keynote speaker is recent Under Secretary
of Commerce for Intellectual Property and U.S. Patent
and Trademark Office Director James E. Rogan. Topics to
include corporate, transactional, licensing and internation-
al issues, "music wars" and litigation. Speakers include


top IP practitioners. For details, see the conference
brochure online at http://www.law.ufl.edu/pdf/ipfinal.pdf.
* Florida Law Review Dunwody Lecture, "Nationalism
in the Age of Terror," by Georgetown Law Professor
and former U.S. Assistant Attorney General
for Legal Policy Viet Dinh, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.,
Holland Hall auditorium. A noted legal
scholar, Dinh played a key role in implement-
ing the controversial Patriot Act after 9-11.
For information, go online to
http://www.floridalawreview.org/. Dinh
* Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Team Final
Four, Feb. 27, 1 p.m., Holland Hall auditorium. "Final
Four" competitors present oral arguments in front of
judges from the 11th Circuit and an audience of students,
faculty and others. For information, call the Moot Court
Office at 352-392-2122.
* Trial Team Final Four, Feb. 27, Motions in Limine
begin at 10 a.m., Final Four at noon, Bailey
Courtroom. For information, go online to http://www.
law.ufl.edu/students/organizations/trialteam or call the
Trial Team Office at 352-392-6239.
* Career Development Conference, Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.,
Paramount Hotel, Gainesville. Features panel discussions
by -and a networking reception with -practicing attor-
neys for students interested in learning more about a variety
of firms and specialized legal areas. (Also see page 8.) O


Inside
ANNOUNCEMENTS Alumni Reflections:
W. George Allen (Pg. 2)
Run for LCC Office Faculty Profile:
A great way to get involved in the law school Winston Nagan (4)
is to run for office in the Law College Council. UF Student Body
President Debate
Elections will be held soon for president, vice President Debate
Today (8)
president, secretary, treasurer and several repre-
sentative positions. You can nominate yourself or Conference Feb. 28 (8)
others. Nomination forms are available in Student
Affairs, and must be returned by 5 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 19. Candidates must attend a mandatory
meeting Feb. 19 in 190A Holland Hall at 5:30
p.m. For details, e-mail LCC Elections
Commissioner Zainabu Rumala at zan77 @tufl.edu.

Black History Month Events .. .
In honor of Black History Month, the W. UNIVERSITY OF
George Allen Chapter of the Black Law StudentsFLORIDA
(Announcements Continue Page 5) S Fredric G. Levin College of Law


Law Graduation
May 14, Senior
Information Online
* Levin College of Law
graduation ceremonies
are scheduled for Friday,
May 14, at 2 p.m. in the
University of Florida
Stephen C. O'Connell
Center.
* Senior information is
available on the Student
Affairs website at
www.law.ufl.edul
students.







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* CAREER


UF law students Joel
Feldman (left, with Justice
Charles Wells [JD 64] and
Chief Justice Harry Lee
Anstead [JD 63]), S. Allister
Fischer and Jessica Callow
externed last year at the
Florida Supreme Court.

Apply by Feb. 24
for Supreme Court
Externships
Applications for
externships at the Florida
Supreme Court now
available for both summer
and fall semester are
due by 5 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 24. Summer extern-


Becoming a 'CLI'
Many job listings state a hiring preference for
a Certified Legal Intern (CLI), a law student certi-
fied by the Florida Supreme Court under Rule 11
of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar to appear
in court and handle cases while under supervision
of a Florida licensed attorney. If you are interested
in public sector legal employment such as
county, city, municipal or state attorney, public
defender or legal aid CLI's are highly sought
after by public employers and being a CLI may
mean the difference between being hired to start
work immediately upon graduation or waiting
until your bar results come in. Also, in many juris-
dictions a J.D. and CLI can mean a higher starting
salary.
The only way to become a CLI is by partici-
pating in a law school clinic that offers the certifi-
cation. (Once you have graduated, it is too late.)


ships (six credits, 40
hours/week) run May 17-
July 9, 2004. Fall extern-
ships (five credits, 20
hours/week) run through
Fall 2004 Semester.
Information packets I s
are available in the Center
for Governmental
Responsibility (CGR), 230
Bruton-Geer Hall, and
Career Services, 244
Bruton-Geer Hall. For
more information, call
Tim McLendon in CGR at .
392-2237.






Breakfast With
Dean Jerry .. .
Dean Robert Jerry is
always interested in stu-
dent opinions and sugges-
tions. Pass yours along at
a "Breakfast with the .
Dean" Thursday, Feb. 26,
at 7:30 a.m. in the facul-
ty dining room in Bruton-
Geer Hall. Space is limit-
ed, so interested students
should contact Ellen
Robinson in Student
Affairs (e-mail robinsone
@law.ufl.edu) as soon as
possible.


SERVICES *
UF law clinics include Civil (Full Representation,
Pro Se and Juvenile), Criminal (State Attorney,
Public Defender) and Child Welfare. For informa-
tion, call 392-0412.

Apply Today for Patent Law Program
The deadline is today, Feb. 16, to apply for
the 18th Annual Patent Law Interview Program
sponsored by Loyola School of Law. The program
will be held Aug. 5-7 at the Chicago Marriott
Suites O'Hare, and last year included 140 patent
law employers, 135 law schools, and 1,300 regis-
tered law students from across the country.
The program is open only to law students who
will be returning to school in Fall 2004 (not for
students beginning school in the fall, students
graduating this semester or summer, or alumni).
Prospective positions are for 2005 summer associ-
ate and entry-level attorney positions. Students
(Career Services Continues Page 3)







FlS S aw U ie iy fF rd Fer G. ei C lg of a N w l tr- ebruary16,2


* CAREER


UF law students Joel
Feldman (left, with Justice
Charles Wells [JD 64] and
Chief Justice Harry Lee
Anstead [JD 63]), S. Allister
Fischer and Jessica Callow
externed last year at the
Florida Supreme Court.

Apply by Feb. 24
for Supreme Court
Externships
Applications for
externships at the Florida
Supreme Court now
available for both summer
and fall semester are
due by 5 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 24. Summer extern-


Becoming a 'CLI'
Many job listings state a hiring preference for
a Certified Legal Intern (CLI), a law student certi-
fied by the Florida Supreme Court under Rule 11
of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar to appear
in court and handle cases while under supervision
of a Florida licensed attorney. If you are interested
in public sector legal employment such as
county, city, municipal or state attorney, public
defender or legal aid CLI's are highly sought
after by public employers and being a CLI may
mean the difference between being hired to start
work immediately upon graduation or waiting
until your bar results come in. Also, in many juris-
dictions a J.D. and CLI can mean a higher starting
salary.
The only way to become a CLI is by partici-
pating in a law school clinic that offers the certifi-
cation. (Once you have graduated, it is too late.)


ships (six credits, 40
hours/week) run May 17-
July 9, 2004. Fall extern-
ships (five credits, 20
hours/week) run through
Fall 2004 Semester.
Information packets I s
are available in the Center
for Governmental
Responsibility (CGR), 230
Bruton-Geer Hall, and
Career Services, 244
Bruton-Geer Hall. For
more information, call
Tim McLendon in CGR at .
392-2237.






Breakfast With
Dean Jerry .. .
Dean Robert Jerry is
always interested in stu-
dent opinions and sugges-
tions. Pass yours along at
a "Breakfast with the .
Dean" Thursday, Feb. 26,
at 7:30 a.m. in the facul-
ty dining room in Bruton-
Geer Hall. Space is limit-
ed, so interested students
should contact Ellen
Robinson in Student
Affairs (e-mail robinsone
@law.ufl.edu) as soon as
possible.


SERVICES *
UF law clinics include Civil (Full Representation,
Pro Se and Juvenile), Criminal (State Attorney,
Public Defender) and Child Welfare. For informa-
tion, call 392-0412.

Apply Today for Patent Law Program
The deadline is today, Feb. 16, to apply for
the 18th Annual Patent Law Interview Program
sponsored by Loyola School of Law. The program
will be held Aug. 5-7 at the Chicago Marriott
Suites O'Hare, and last year included 140 patent
law employers, 135 law schools, and 1,300 regis-
tered law students from across the country.
The program is open only to law students who
will be returning to school in Fall 2004 (not for
students beginning school in the fall, students
graduating this semester or summer, or alumni).
Prospective positions are for 2005 summer associ-
ate and entry-level attorney positions. Students
(Career Services Continues Page 3)










(Career Services, Continued) 6 (lrr tie
with an undergraduate or graduate degree in engi- o
neering or a technical science are encouraged to
visit Career Services for information on employ- CSRRR Launches
ers, number of interviews granted to students with New Website
various degrees and registration forms. The Center for the
To participate, the student registration form Study of Race and Race
and nonrefundable student registration fee check Relations (CSRRR)
for $30 made payable to Loyola University unveiled its renovated
Chicago School of Law must be turned in to and expanded website
(http://www.law.ufl.edul
Career Services by 5 p.m. today, Feb. 16. centers/csrrr) over winter
Patent Law Information Available break. The site is
New PLI brochures are available in Career designed to provide infor-
mation about the CSRRR
Services, and include information on changes to and its initiatives -
this year's Patent Law Exam. The information also including sponsored
is available online at www.patentbarreview.com or conferences, upcoming
by calling 1-888-296-5973. events, affiliates and
academic development -
Mandatory Externship Meeting and features a link sec-
Students interested in a summer or fall extern- tion that serves as a fair-
ship must attend a mandatory externship meeting. ly comprehensive resource
Students who missed previous meetings must sign for those searching for
information about racial
up on TWEN (see your Westlaw rep for assis- issues as they pertain to
tance) for an externship small group session. Small .. ....... law, legal organizations,
group signups are limited to 10 students each and news, current events and
are first come, first served. An extemship small scholastic research. The
group session will be held outside Career Services website also provides
information to individuals
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 10-11 a.m. or groups wishing to get
Programs & Deadlines involved in the CSRRR
Sandlor the University of
This Week Florida community.
* Deadline to submit patent law registration form, : CSRRR Director
today, Feb. 16. Katheryn Russell-Brown
(russell-brownk@law.
* Lobbying & Government Practice Program, ufl.edu) and Assistant
Tuesday, Feb. 17, noon, faculty dining room. Director Melissa Bamba
* Deadline to bid on OCI Phase 3 employers, (bamba@law.ufl.edu)
encourage you to visit the
Wednesday, Feb. 18. Bidding closes at midnight. site and send your com-
LL.M. Tax Interview Program in Washington, ments and suggestions.
D.C., Friday, Feb. 20.

This Semester
Careers in Family Law Program, Tuesday, Feb.
24, noon, faculty dining room. Co-sponsored with
Family Law Society.
Deadline to turn in externship applications, noon
Friday, Feb. 27.
Careers in Insurance Law Program, 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
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MEET THE FACULTY *

View on the Profession
"The concept of what a lawyer is has been revolution-
ized during our time. It used to be sufficient to be a
Florida lawyer. As time went on, it became much more
important to be a national lawyer.
"Today, the profession is influenced by immense global
1Be an Ambassador forces. It doesn't matter what field you're in military
Highly energetic, law, constitutional, commercial, securities or tax it is
second-year students are becoming a measure of one's competence to understand L
encouraged to apply to the global reach of these and other fields. In short, the
be Introduction to Law legal paradigm requires competence in the local, national
School and the Profession and global dimensions of the rule of law."
Ambassadors. Applications
are available in Student Education/Background
Affairs and must be J.S.D., Yale Law School; LL.M., M.C.L., Duke Law School;
returned by 5 p.m. Feb. M.A. and B.A., Brasenose College, Oxford University; B.A.,
27. Applicants must be University of South Africa. He was an assistant professor at
available for interviews Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University;
and a training meeting Valparaiso University School of Law; and DePaul University
this semester and able to Law School. He has been visiting faculty at the University
work by Tuesday, Aug. 17. of Stellenbosch; University of Western Cape; Howard
Ambassadors assist University; University of Leiden, Netherlands; Markerere
University, Uganda; Monash University School of Law,
and guide entering stu-
Melbourne Australia; and University of Cape Town, South
dents during their fist Africa, where he was designated honorary professor.
semester by conducting He joined the UF law faculty in 1975 and became an
social activities, smooth- affiliate professor in UF's Anthropology Department in
ina the transition tn law I


school, developing sup-
port groups and challeng-
ing students to become
active in the community.
For information, e-mail
Noemar Castro at
castro@law.ufl.edu.



Conservation
Workshop Feb. 19
All are invited to a
free workshop Thursday,
Feb. 19, on "Conservation
of Private Lands:
Financial and Regulatory
Incentives," 1-5 p.m. in
284 j. Wayne Reitz
Union. The Center for
Governmental
Responsibility,
Environmental Defense
and Alachua Conservation
Trust are hosting the
workshop, which immedi-
ately precedes the Public
Interest Environmental
Conference (conference
information is online at
http://grove.ufl.edu/~els.)
Seating priority given to
those who pre-register
via e-mail to Ashley
Cross-Rappaport at
elusiveash @yahoo.com.


YY89. ne is founding director of tne law school s Institute
of Human Rights and Peace Development and Summer
Study Abroad Program in Cape Town, South Africa; co-
founder and director, East African Journal of Peace and
Human Rights; and co-founder, Makerere Human Rights
and Peace Center. His senior Fulbright Scholar Awards
include Monash, Australia, and University of Cape Town,
South Africa, and he has been a Fulbright Scholar Awards
evaluator.
Nagan has authored two books: Human Rights and
Governance in Africa, and Law, Science and the Policies
of Human Dignity (forthcoming 2004), and 80-plus mono-
graphs and articles, including one commissioned by the
United Nations on the legal implications of imposing death
sentences on political prisoners in South Africa. As head of
Amnesty International, he launched a campaign to ratify
human rights treaties and persuade the president of
Uganda to stop 60 executions (they were stopped two
weeks later). His paper, What Happened to Bosnia and
Herzegovina's Right of Self-Defense? (arguing for self-
defense) was published in the Review of the International
Commission of Jurists and circulated to members of
Congress and the Lady Margaret Thatcher, who then wrote
a New York Times op-ed supporting its premise.
He has been a legal advisor to the Shuar Indian
Nation, Ecuador; Ministry of justice (to Ministers Dullah
Omar and Dr. Penuell Maduna), Republic of South Africa;
Croatian and Bosnian Governments; and Ministry of
Justice/Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Department of Law,
Eritrea. He drafted or co-drafted the Bill of Rights for the
Shuar Indian Nation, Ecuador; The Dubrovnic Declaration
on Peace and Human Rights; and Sarajevo Declaration on
Peace and Human Rights. He was co-organizer of three
major peace conferences during the war in the Balkans
(Zagreb, Opatiah and Sarajevo). He is a fellow of the World
Academy of Art and Sciences and Royal Society for the
Arts; visiting fellow, Oxford University; chairman of the
board, Amnesty International USA (two consecutive terms);


president, Policy Sciences Center, Yale University; director,
Institute for the Policy Sciences, Yale University; and secre-
tary, International Campaign Against Racism in Sports. He
is on the Board of Advisors for the Interdisciplinary
Research Program into the Root Causes of Human Rights
Violations; and a member of British PEN; American Society
of International Law; International Third World Legal
Studies Association; Association of American Law Schools;
American Bar Association (International Law Section);
International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa;
American Society for Social Philosophy and the Philosophy
of Law; and South Africa Constitution Watch Commission.
He was elected chair of the UF American Civilization
Seminar and the Arts and Civilization Seminar and is on
the African Studies Advisory Committee. He has been
appointed to organize the 50th jubilee Seminar of the
International Court of justice, Cape Town, South Africa.

What You May Not Know
Nagan is one of few professors in the state in any
field to have been elected a visiting fellow by the dons
at Brasenose College, Oxford University. He also is the only
professor at UF to have been admitted as a fellow at the
Royal Society for the Arts in London, whose list of fellows
since 1754 include Benjamin Franklin and Charles Dickens.
He is president of the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra,
and his interests also include art, poetry and politics. He
was an excellent sportsman in his youth, playing rugby,
soccer and cricket. He enjoys fishing for Spanish mackerel
and once caught a six-foot black nose shark.
Nagan said he has remained a law professor because
he likes the students, "I find them interesting, and several
have become lifelong friends."

Go to http:lwww.law.ufl.edulfacultyl for a complete
resume and list of publications.


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(Announcements, Continued)
Association has organized the following events:
* Black History Trivia, Monday, Feb. 16 & 23,
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Holland Hall concourse. Test your
knowledge and win prizes.
* Reflections of the Diaspora, Art Fair on the
Concourse, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-l p.m.
* Classic Movie Matinee, Thursday, Feb. 19
(Bamboozled) & 26 (Miss Evers' Boys),
1-4 p.m., Bailey Courtroom. Classic films
starring, produced or directed by African-
Americans. Co-sponsored by JMBA.
* BLSAerobics, Monday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m.,
auditorium.
* Professors Kenneth Nunn and Katheryn Russell-
Brown present "The 'A' Paper," Tuesday, Feb. 24,
6 p.m., 190A Holland Hall.
* Stress Relief (masseuse provided by LexisNexis),
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., concourse.
* Perform "wonders," Sunday, Feb. 29. Give thanks
for another year, "own" your heritage, nourish your
spirit, educate yourself and others on black history,
encourage a friend or loved one, read a book by a
great African-American author or support a black-
owned business.
For information: BLSA Historian Erica
Williams (ericakarol@yahoo.com).

APALSA Meets Wednesday
The Asian and Pacific American Law Students
Association (APALSA) will have a general mem-
bership meeting Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. in
Bruton-Geer Hall cafeteria. The meeting will allow
new members to meet existing members, and will
feature a discussion of the upcoming APALSA
Day event. All members and interested students


are urged to attend. For information, e-mail
APALSA President Mitesh Patel at
mitesh @ufl.edu.

CLA State Prison Tour Full
The Criminal Law Association (CLA) tours of
the Florida State Prison in Starke are both full,
making this a second sold-out year for the event.
CLA will meet at 5:30 p.m. in 190C Holland
Hall Feb. 23, and March 15 and 29 (elections for
2004-05). It will hold its end of year reception and
panel discussion April 16 in the faculty dining
room. For information, e-mail CLA Secretary Joni
Batie-McGrew at gatorcrimlawassoc @yahoo.com.

'Summer Law at Sea'
The International Law Society (ILS) invites you
to a presentation by Lisa Bardill from the University
of Pittsburgh's "Summer Law at Sea" Program
Thursday, Feb. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in 190C Holland
Hall. The program provides study abroad opportuni-
ties for the exploration and study of people, places
and cultures around the world, and is available to law
students who wish to incorporate an international
experience in their study of law. The 2004 voyage of
the Summer Law at Sea Program sails June 17-Aug.
21. For information, contact the Center for
International Legal Education by e-mail at
cile@law.pitt.edu or phone at 412-648-7023.
Applications are online at www.semesteratsea.com.

Lawyers Guild Meeting Tuesday
The University of Florida Student Chapter of the
National Lawyers Guild will hold a general meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. in 350 Holland Hall. The
guild is a progressive legal association of lawyers,
legal workers, law students and jailhouse lawyers
(Announcements Continue Page 6)


Organize Your Work and Play By Resource Counselor lim Porter
If you are experiencing a sense of vague anxiety, it ity lists and calendars c
may be a sign that you need to organize your activities never get to them. Reti
and priorities. Many people put off this important task calendars and lists whe
because of a lack of time, without realizing that if anxious to help regain
worry is interfering with your work, organizing can calm and control.
actually save time.
There are two basic categories of organization I like Resource Counselor
to discuss: tasks and "other stuff." Sometimes we have is available to all UF Co
so many tasks swirling in our heads we don't know students for free and c
where to begin. To stop the swirling, take a half hour counseling andlor person
to write tasks down in order of priority. Then begin coaching during office h
working from the top of the list. Monday (8-11 a.m.), Ti
There are more complex task organizational a.m.) and Thursdays (8
schemes, but I want to talk about "other stuff." in the Center for Careel
"Other stuff" means family time, alone time, party (244 Bruton-Geer Hall).
time, mealtime and organizing time. These activities ual appointments, call
are just as important as tasks. Put them on your prior- e-mail pacifist@ufl.edu.


,r you may
urn to your
n you feel
a sense of


Jim Porter
liege of Law
confidential
nal life
ours:
uesdays (8-1 I
a.m.-l p.m.)
r Services
For individ-
392-0499 or
Oa


'Black for a
Reason' Feb. 25
The Office of
Diversity and Community
Development and Black
Law Students Association
(BLSA) invite the law
school community to join
them in a recognition of
Black contributions to
society and culture by
wearing all black clothing
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 8
a.m.-2 p.m.
Participants can
choose a challenge and
sign up for the event
through Thursday, Feb.
19, in the Office of
Diversity and Community
Development (346
Holland) or via e-mail to
tnfewell@aol.com.
According to organ-
izers, "Black will repre-
sent the silence that sur-
rounds some of the most
compelling challenges
confronting people of
color silence that
keeps solutions at bay."
Stickers reading
"Black for a reason: Ask
me why" and historical
information will be avail-
able Monday, Feb. 23, in
the BLSA Office or 346
Holland. When asked,
wearers can respond by
sharing their issue or
cause. Participants and
others will gather in
Holland auditorium at
I p.m. Feb. 25 to share
and gain motivation on
positive solutions for
change.

Brown Bag
Lunches Focus on
Diversity Topics
* Willie Lynch letter, Feb
17, 1-3 p.m., cafeteria.
* "Minorities in Higher
Education: Trials and
Triumphs," Tuesday,
Feb. 24, noon-I p.m.,
cafeteria.
* "Women of Color in
Law: The journey and
the Sacrifice," Tuesday,
March 2, 1-3 p.m.,
faculty dining room.







S I -E -* -- I. *

(Announcements, Continued)
dedicated to protecting and promoting human rights %1
and civil liberties. For more information, go online to u
www.ngl.org or e-mail the UF chapter at
UFstudentNLG@yahoo.com. --

.- Law School Parents Picnic .
Membership in the college's "Law School
Help With Taxes Parents" group has grown by eight new members,
Volunteer Income Tax and now totals 26 adults and 30 children. The group
Assistance (VITA) is a pro will gather for a picnic at San Felasco Park (behind
bono project that provides WCJB, 6220 NW 43rd Way) Saturday, Feb. 28, at
free electronic tax prepa-
ration assistance to stu- 10:30 am. The event is open to everyone. Participants
dents and low-income tax- are asked to bring a snack or picnic lunch. (If your
payers who cannot afford kids cannot attend, come without them and meet
to pay for professional other parents.) For information, e-mail Steve Berlin
assistance. VITA will oper- at berlinsd@yahoo.com.
ate Tuesdays-Thursdays,
5-9 p.m., through April 15 Who's Ugliest at UF Law?
(closed March 8-12) in the The Association for Public Interest Law is spon-
student organization office scoring an "Ugly Man on Campus" contest this week,
in Bruton-Geer Hall. (The
earliest VITA can assist Feb. 16-20. Stop by and check out all the "ugly"
foreign nonresident filers contestants professors, administrators and class-
is March I 5.) mates and cast your vote by dropping spare
For more information, change in a contestant's jar. Vote as many times as
call 352-392-8835 or visit you want during the week.
VITA during operating
hours. (Note: VITA will not The person who brings in the most money will
give out tax advice over be announced Ugliest Friday, Feb. 20. If the winner
the phone, only general represents a student organization, that group will
information about services receive half the proceeds he or she raises. All money
and needed documents.) raised by APIL will help fund summer 2004 fellow-
ships, which help students fund unpaid summer
clerkships with public interest groups and the govern-
ment. To learn more about APIL or to get involved,
e-mail ii:iiiciiiii h1 o;,i

Toastmasters Meet Tuesday
Toastmasters Public Speaking Club will meet
Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m. in 292 Holland Hall.
Observers are always welcome. For information,
e-mail Ray Dominick at r12345@ufl.edu.
Environmental & Land Use Law
Discussion Tuesday
Find out more about the College of Law's
Lexis Training Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate
Lexis Appellate Program, Conservation Clinic, course offerings


Advocacy training will be
held today, Feb. 16, for
Professor Wihnyk;
Tuesday, Feb. 17, for
Professor Ruff;
Wednesday, Feb. 18, for
Professor Pflaum; and
Thursday, Feb. 19, for
Professor Rambo. See
your Lexis representative
for times and locations.


for fall and beyond, summer externships, extra-
curricular activities, summer study in Costa Rica,
research assistant positions at the Center for
Governmental Responsibility, Environmental Moot
Court and more at an informational meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 17, at noon in 283 Holland Hall.
(Potential certificate students are particularly urged
to attend.) For more information, e-mail Program
Assistant Marla Wolfe at elulp@law.ufl.edu.


New Trial Team Members
New members of the University of Florida
Trial Team are Katie Brinson, Chris Chestnut,
Suzannah Gilman, Chris King, Eric Roberson,
Aisha Salem, Whitney Untiedt and Paul Vicary.
Trial Team Final Four will be held Friday,
Feb. 27, at noon. Motions in Limine begin at 10
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SCHOLARSHIP & ACTIVITIES *
* Professors Nancy Dowd and Kenneth Clarence J. TeSelle Professor Martin J.
Nunn published "Diversity Matters: McMahon, Jr. published "Privilege and
Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Legal The Work Product Doctrine in Tax
Education," 15 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Policy Cases," 23 ABA Tax Section News
11 ,2"' 1) (with Jane Pendergast). Quarterly 11 (Winter 2004). He also did
* Professor Alyson Flournoy gave a a CLE presentation at the American Bar
presentation on "Hidden Values in Association Tax Section Midyear
Environmental Regulation" to the faculty Meeting Jan. 31 on "Recent Income Tax
at Florida State University College of Developments" (jointly with Prof. Ira
Law Feb. 3 and spoke to the students in rn Joe Shepard).
their Environmental Certificate Seminar. Professor Winston Nagan will deliver
* Chesterfield Smith Professor Michael W. the opening address at a "Globalization
Gordon was elected to a two-year term and Human Rights in Africa" conference
on the Executive Editorial Board of the sponsored by the University of Georgia
American Journal of Comparative Law Mcah a Center for Humanities and the Arts at
- the leading comparative law publica- the University of Georgia Feb. 19.
tion in the country where he will Assistant Professor Christopher L.
review articles submitted for publication. Peterson testified in early February to
* Professor Clifford Jones will chair a the Virginia state legislature showing
panel, "Private Enforcement of Nnn tr geographical evidence that high cost
Competition Law," and present a paper on payday lenders target military personnel
"American Perspectives on Private Competition in that state. The testimony was offered
Law Enforcement in Europe" at the University of in support of House Bill 1156, which
St. Gallen International Competition Law Forum attempts to provide additional consumer
ICF in Switzerland April 15-16. protection to military families. O


(Announcements, Continued)
a.m. Participating this year are Suzannah Gilman
and Whitney Untiedt for the state and Chris King
and Aisha Salem for the defendants.

Support Library Funding Petition
Florida county law library directors have been
working since August on their common funding
crisis, and posted an online petition last week as
part of a grassroots advocacy campaign to demon-
strate Floridians' concern for their county law
libraries and to encourage legislators to restore
filing fees, a vital source of library funding.
"It's crucial for us to have a strong local law
library next year as we try to meet the needs of
our faculty and students during renovation," said
Legal Information Center Director Kathie Price.
Price encourages those in the law school com-
munity to sign the petition online at http \" "
petitiononline.com/vbnm/petition.html, and to
encourage their colleagues, friends and others to
sign it as well. Legislators are beginning to work
on "glitch legislation" and strong public support
for fee restoration should be demonstrated as soon
as possible.
Many local bar associations and other groups
have passed resolutions in support of their library.


The momentum is building, but the success of the
online petition is crucial.

JMBA Golf Tournament to Benefit
Critically III Children
JMBA's Fifth Annual Golf Tournament will be
held Saturday, March 27, at Ironwood Golf Course.
The proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish
Foundation to grant a wish of a child with a life-
threatening illness.
Last year, JMBA raised $1,650 for the founda-
tion, and hope to double that this year. Students, fac-
ulty and staff can help by sponsoring a hole for $150,
donating a prize for the raffle, buying raffle tickets
and/or participating in the Golf Clinic.
Player and clinic signups begin on the concourse
March 3. The cost is $50 per player, which covers
golf, range balls, dinner and trophies for the winners.
No matter which avenue you choose to help
JMBA make its $3,000 goal for the Make-A-Wish
Foundation, rest assured that you are helping a wor-
thy cause. For information, stop by the JMBA Office
or e-mail Valerie Brennan (vkb@ufl.edu) or Chris
Carmody (chrisc2@ufl.edu). O


Alumni Council Member/Fall
2003 Class Chair Sarah
Rumpf presented the
Graduating Class Gift to
Dean Robert Jerry at
December commencement.

Fall '04 Grads:
Apply for UF Law
Alumni Council
Students graduating
in December 2004 can
stay in touch with class-
mates and colleagues
after graduation as they
help improve and repre-
sent the law school
through service on the
Law Alumni Council.
The council primarily
assists with fundraising,
and third-year student
members coordinate the
Graduating Class Gift pro-
gram. Members also are
instrumental in alumni
outreach programs and
student support.
To apply, drop off a
resume in the Dean's
Suite, 264 Holland Hall,
by March 15 marked to
the attention of Kori
Carr. Interviews with the
current Alumni Council
president will take place
April 17, and only 10
students will be chosen.










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.


Access Candidate &
current Treasurer
Jamal Sowell


Student Presidential Debate Today
Candidates for University of Florida student body president
will debate the issues Monday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Levin
College of Law auditorium. The event is co-sponsored by the
Law School Republicans and Law School Democrats, and is
free and open to the public. Access Candidate Jamal Sowell and
Innovate Candidate Scott Kennelly will respond to questions
posed by a panel as well as questions chosen from student sub-
missions. Questions can be submitted online at uflawgop.com.
Candidate and party information will be available on the law
school concourse before the debate, and students can meet, ques-
tion and interact with candidates for senate and other offices in an
informal and relaxed atmosphere at a reception for the candidates
in the east courtyard of Holland Hall at 6 p.m.


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 past, shaping the fdutre


Career Development
Conference Feb. 28
The 2004 University of Florida
Levin College of Law Career
Development Conference free and
open to students and the public will
be held Saturday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the
Paramount Hotel & Conference Center (formerly the
Sheraton) on U.S. 441 in Gainesville. Prior registration
is not necessary, and lunch will be provided to all atten-
dees courtesy of Gray Robinson, PA.
The conference is an excellent opportunity for those
interested in law-related careers to interact with practic-
ing attorneys in a variety of practice areas. Students will
be able to ask questions in a panel discussion format and
hear what experienced attorneys have to say about prac-
ticing in specific areas of the law. The conference also
will include a networking reception from 3-6 p.m. where
employers can talk with students about their firms and
answer questions.
Students can attend four to five one-hour panels
throughout the day, choosing from 15-20 panels in areas
of the law such as Family, Real Estate, Public Interest,
Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Government,
Bankruptcy, Corporate, Criminal, Mass Torts, Military,
Tax, Commercial Litigation, International, Workers'
Compensation, Estates & Trusts, and Environmental/
Land Use. There also will be panels on alternative
careers and judicial clerkships. Panelists will be attor-
neys from large firms such as Gray Robinson, Greenberg
Traurig, Lowndes Drostick, Holland & Knight, Foley &
Lardner and Fowler White, as well as attorneys from
small and medium-sized firms and solo practitioners.
For more information, visit the Career Development
Conference website at http://grove.ufl.edu/~-cc/confer-
ence or e-mail vnickdd@thotmail.com. The website will
be updated periodically with information on panels,
schedules and other news, so check back frequently. O


See' I-' fnlI & .Actidinic ('lelndalr ionline
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SFebruar
16 LCC General Board Meeting, 6-8 p.m., 19UB HOL
IMBA Board Meeting, 7-8 p.m., 190A HOL
17 LSR Meeting, 9 a.m, room TBA
Externship Small Group Session, 10-11 a.m.,
outside Career Services
Lobbying & Government Practice, noon, faculty
dining room
National Lawyers Guild Student Chapter, 4-5 p.m.,
350 Holland Hall
19 Environmental Law Conference begins, Gainesville
Workshop on Conservation of Private Lands, 1-5
p.m., 284 Reitz Union
Informational Meeting on LCC Elections, 5:30-6:30
p.m., 190 HOL
20 Faculty Enrichment, lan Ayres, Yale Law School,
noon, faculty dining room
Law & Technology Conference begins, Orlando
Radisson Plaza
22 Law Business Association, 5 6 p.m., 190B HOL
23 LCC Executive Board Meeting, 6 8 p.m., 190 HOL
IMBA Board Meeting, 7-8 p.m., 190A HOL
24 Careers in Family Law, noon, faculty dining room
26 Student Chapter of National Lawyers Guild
Meeting, 4 6 p.m., faculty dining room
27 Dunwody Lecture, Professor Viet D. Dinh,
10 a.m.-noon, auditorium
Trial Team Final Four, 10 a.m., Bailey Courtroom
Moot Court Final Four, I p.m., auditorium
28 Career Development Conference, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.,
Paramount Hotel & Conference Center




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Innovate Candidate
& current Senate
President Scott
Kennelly