Career Services
 Alumni profile: Mike Meadors
 Meet the Faculty
 Public-interest environmental conference...


Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Table of Contents
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Alumni profile: Mike Meadors
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Meet the Faculty
        Page 6
    Public-interest environmental conference draws 200-plus
        Page 7
        Page 8
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Access Library Resources in Bruton-Geer & Off-Campus

By Associate Dean for Library &
Technology Kathie Price
The Legal Information Center
(law library) will begin moving to
Bruton-Geer Hall and Butler Plaza
Saturday, April 17.
Bruton-Geer will house course
reserves including old exams -
and tax collections, a small com-
puter lab, video playback facilities, and computer sup-
port and media services offices. A student study hall will
share the cafeteria with lockers.
An annex containing most of the remainder will
be set up in Butler Plaza in the former Publix building,
and will offer a computer lab, microform collections and
service, wireless access, seating for 200-plus students,
and reference, periodicals and treatises on open shelves.
Foreign and international law, state law and primary
sources on WESTLAW and LEXIS will be stored at the
annex. (Seminar students: library materials must be
checked out by April 17.) The facility is off Archer Road,
and offers 100 free, adjacent parking spaces and direct
service from the j. Wayne Reitz Union on the University
of Florida campus via the #1 bus.
The move had been tentatively scheduled for March
6 to take advantage of Spring Break, but county zoning

and permit complications made a later move more prac-
tical. The new date also enables students to use current
library space until close to the end of classes and
Student Affairs to remain in its current location an
additional month.
The temporary relocation of library services during
construction was expected to last 24 months, but careful
planning has pared that time to less than half. By Fall
2004, there will be wireless Internet access everywhere
on the law campus, and all seats in large classrooms will
have plugs for electricity. Every classroom will have
state-of-the-art capability for use of technology, and
important library electronic training programs will be
able to be conducted with ease. By Fall 2005, the library
will return to campus and its greatly expanded, updated
and technology-ready facilities. For details, go online to

several months, the library will bring varied styles of
furniture to the reading room on the second floor of
Holland Hall. Please sit in the new chairs located there
now and tell library staff what you think. Next to arrive
will be choices for carrel seating, including an ergonomic
rolling chair, an adjustable position wooden padded
chair, and basic cherry chair. Details to come.

Register Online for
UF Law Conferences
Details and registra-
tion for the following con-
ferences is now available
online as links from the UF
College of Law home page
* "Beyond Brown:
Children, Race and
Education," March 25-26,
Gainesville. Students,
faculty and staff can
attend free with
registration by March 5.
(More on page 4.)
* Legal & Policy Issues In
the Americas Conference,
June 24-26, San Jose,

Costa Rica. Space
reserved for first
I 50 participants to
register by March 24.
(More on page 7.)

Note: FlaLaw will suspend
publication over Spring
Break, and will resume
March 15.

Fredric G. Levin College of Law
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Apply for Alumni
Council By 15th
Students graduating
next December can stay
in touch with classmates
and colleagues after grad-
uation as they help
improve and represent
the law school through
service on the Law Alumni
The council primarily
assists with fundraising,
and third-year student
members coordinate the
Graduating Class Gift.
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,

New Firms Added to OCI
If you use eAttorney, check listings frequently
since new firms are added regularly. Three firms
(in West Palm Beach, Coral Gables and Ft.
Lauderdale) added and opened for bidding just last

Subscribe to Career Listserv
Learn about programs, last minute job open-
ings and important deadlines through the Career
Listserv. To subscribe, send a blank e-mail to
career-hotline-subscribe@law.ufl.edu. If you do
not receive a confirmation e-mail, check with
Career Services. (If you already subscribe, you
will remain on the hotline without resubscribing.)

What are Resume Collects?
Resume collects are job postings in the
eAttorney Job Bank and Career hotline that
request that you bring your application materials
directly to Career Services, which then forwards a
combined package to the firm for their review and
selection. Firms usually opt for the resume collect
option when they are not sure if they want to incur
the expense of traveling to Gainesville to recruit,

by March 15 marked to ed pro bono hours will be available for confirma-
the attention of Kori Carr. tion in the Center for Career Services.
Ten students will be cho-
sen, and interviews with Jump Start Your Career Search
the current Alumni Careers in Insurance Law, Tuesday, March 2,
Council president will noon, 283 Holland Hall. Co-sponsored with Future
take place April 17. Litigators.

View From the Judicial Bench, Tuesday, March
16, noon, faculty dining room. Co-sponsored with
Careers in Intellectual Property Law, Tuesday,
March 23, noon, faculty dining room.
Course Schedules SHIPS (Part II), March 26, noon,
Available After Bailey Courtroom.
Spring Break Judicial Clerkships, March 30, noon,
Schedules of available
College of Law courses for
Summer and Fall 2004 and The Successful Summer Associate, April 2,
Spring 2005 semesters will ......... noon, Bailey Courtroom.
be available in the Office 1L Introduction Program, April 5, noon,
of Student Affairs follow-
ing Spring Break. Details auditorium.
on schedules and the pre- eAttorney Orientation, April 6, noon,
cise date of availability Bailey Courtroom.
will be provided soon via Resume & Cover Letter Writing, April 7,
the student e-mail list- noon, 283 Holland Hall.
serve and posted on the
Student Affairs website eAttorney/Fall OCI Orientation, April 7,
(www.law.ufl.edul 5 p.m., Bailey Courtroom.
students/) and bulletin .. .* Successful On-Campus Interviews, April 13,
boards. noon, Bailey Courtroom. O

or to avoid being contacted by large numbers of
students. Resume collects often turn into On-
Campus Interview options, so take advantage of
these opportunities. The Center for Career
Services is collecting now for the following:
* 3Ls for U.S. Department of Energy in Oak Ridge,
TN (deadline today, March 1)
* 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls for Peter A. Robertson &
Associates in Gainesville (deadline today, March 1)
* LLMs for blind listing in Naples doing E&T work
(deadline April 27)
Externship Deadline March 19
The deadline to turn in the Registration and
Acknowledgement Form for student-initiated
externships is March 19. (All other externship
applications were due Feb. 24.) Students creating
their own externship must make an appointment to
meet with Laura Traynham in Career Services.
Turn in Pro Bono Hours
To be awarded a Spring 2004 Pro Bono
Certificate, students must turn in their pro bono
hours signed by the supervisor by March 19.
After March 19, a list of students and their report-

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JLPP Board Meeting Wednesday
All Journal of Law and Public Policy (JLPP)
members are required to attend the organization's
general board meeting this Wednesday, March 3,
at 6 p.m. in 190B Holland Hall. For more infor-
mation, e-mail JLPP Managing Editor Matt
Carson at carson@ufl.edu.
EASLS Spring Speaker Schedule
The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law
Society (EASLS) will host the following speakers
times and locations to be posted as part of
the EASLS Spring 2004 Lecture Series:
March 4, Sports and Entertainment Lawyer
Angelo Wright

* March 25, General Counsel for Jacksonville
Jaguars Paul Vance
* April 1, Music, Internet and Media Lawyer
Jay Willingham
* April 6, President of So So Def Sports and
Entertainment, Super Agent Hadley Englehardt
* April 8, Sports, Entertainment and Music Lawyer,
head of The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and
Sports Law Section Darryl Cohen
* Date TBA, Music and Entertainment Lawyer
Laurie Ashton Anton
Topics will include breaking into the industry,
summer associate positions, current and future
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JLPP Board Meeting Wednesday
All Journal of Law and Public Policy (JLPP)
members are required to attend the organization's
general board meeting this Wednesday, March 3,
at 6 p.m. in 190B Holland Hall. For more infor-
mation, e-mail JLPP Managing Editor Matt
Carson at carson@ufl.edu.
EASLS Spring Speaker Schedule
The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law
Society (EASLS) will host the following speakers
times and locations to be posted as part of
the EASLS Spring 2004 Lecture Series:
March 4, Sports and Entertainment Lawyer
Angelo Wright

* March 25, General Counsel for Jacksonville
Jaguars Paul Vance
* April 1, Music, Internet and Media Lawyer
Jay Willingham
* April 6, President of So So Def Sports and
Entertainment, Super Agent Hadley Englehardt
* April 8, Sports, Entertainment and Music Lawyer,
head of The Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and
Sports Law Section Darryl Cohen
* Date TBA, Music and Entertainment Lawyer
Laurie Ashton Anton
Topics will include breaking into the industry,
summer associate positions, current and future
(Announcements Continue Page 4)

Register by March
5 for Children,
Race & Education
Students and faculty
can attend the conference
"Beyond Brown: Children,
Race and Education" free
of charge if they register
by March 5. Students are
encouraged to submit
seminar papers or com-
ments relating to the
landmark case to Debbie
Kelley in 309 Holland Hall
or via e-mail to kelley@
law.ufl.edu by March 15.
The conference will
be held March 25-26, and
is sponsored by the
Center for Children and
the Law and Center for
the Study of Race and
Race Relations, with sup-
port from ICARE and the
College of Education. Visit
the conference website at
ference for details about
the agenda, speakers and

CSRRR Spring
Lecture April 12
The Center for the
Study of Race and Race
Relations (CSRRR) will
hold its Spring Lecture
April 12. George
Washington University
Law Professor Paul
Butler will give the
address. His talk, "Much
Respect: Toward a Hip-
Hop Theory of Criminal
Law," is based on his
forthcoming article in
the Stanford Law
Review. A pre-lecture
reception will be held 2-
3 p.m. in the faculty din-
ing room, and the lec-
ture will be held 4-5:30
p.m. at Emerson Alumni
Hall. All are welcome.

(Announcements, Continued)
trends and issues, ethics, and bridging the gap
from student to practicing lawyer.
"These events will be wonderful educational
and networking opportunities," said EASLS
President Charles B. Jimerson. "We encourage
you to overcome student apathy and participate."
For information, e-mail Jimerson at

Gainesville Police 'Ride Along'
The Drug and Alcohol Crimes Law
Association is coordinating a "Police Ride Along"
with the Gainesville Police Department on an
upcoming Saturday evening. Students will ride
with an officer for a shift and get a close look at
law enforcement, a particularly valuable experi-
ence for students interested in criminal law. Space
is limited, and interested students should reserve a
spot as soon as possible by e-mailing DACLA
President Jon Gurney at Gurney@ufl.edu.

Volunteers Sought
Three Rivers Legal Services (TRLS) will run
a Summer 2004 Landlord/Tenant Clinic, and is
looking for law student volunteers to assist with
the project. Details will be available later.
TRLS AmeriCorps attorneys will man an
information table on the law school concourse
Tuesday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to discuss the Pro
Bono Legal Corps Program, public interest law,
and volunteer opportunities. For information, con-
tact Jessie Howell in the UF law Center for Career
Services, call Kathleen Arnold at 352-372-0519 or
e-mail AmeriCorps Attorney Rhonda Chung-de
Cambre at rhonda.decambre@atrls.org.

CLA Meetings, Elections
The Criminal Law Association (CLA) will
meet at 5:30 p.m. in 190C Holland Hall March 15
and 29 (elections for 2004-05), and will hold an
end of year reception and panel discussion April
16 in the faculty dining room. For information, e-
mail CLA Secretary Joni Batie-McGrew at gator-

Toastmasters Club Meets Tuesday
Set aside one hour a week to develop your
public speaking skills. The Law School
Toastmasters Public Speaking Club will meet
Tuesday, March 2, at 5 p.m. in 292 Holland Hall.
Observers are always welcome. For information,
e-mail Ray Dominick at r12345@ufl.edu.

LCC Officers & Board Elected
Law College Council executive and general
board members for 2004-05 are President Lee
Harang, Secretary Erica Williams and Treasurer
Steven Martin. A run-off election will be held
between Najah Gibson and William Reich for the
position of vice president.
Student organization representatives are
Michael Wild/LSNA, Elizabeth Crowder/Lambda
Legal Alliance, Ryan Koslowsky/Law School
Democrats, Edrene Johnson/Black Law Student
Association; Laura Murray/Law Association for
Women, Jonas Brandon/Association for Law and
Business, Ray Dominick/Toastmasters, Peter
Caldwell/Labor and Employment and Law

Alliance, Andy Ingram/National Lawyer Guild,
Lee Stein/Jewish Law Student Association,
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(Announcements, Continued)
Vikram Saini/APALSA; Charles Douglas/LSIJS
and Sarah Knight/IPTLA.
At-large representatives are Robert Reid,
Carson Barrow, Michael Fogel, James Stowers,
Melinda Wimbish, Pennie Mays, Jenna Partin,
Edgardo Romero, Schnelle Tonge, Todd Brister,
Mary Cobbs, Angelique Knox, Ryan Padgett and
Michael Tempkins.

JMBA Tournament Helps 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 foundation, and hopes to double that this year.
Students, faculty 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.
For information, stop by the JMBA Office or
e-mail Valerie Brennan (vkb@ufl.edu) or Chris
Carmody (chrisc2@ufl.edu).

ILS Speaker on Immigration Law
Lorenzo Lleras of the immigration law firm
Latour and Lleras, PA. will speak at the next meeting
of the International Law Society Thursday, March 4, 6
at 5 p.m. in 190A Holland Hall about the practice of
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intriguing to UF law students, since the school has
not offered an immigration course since Fall 2002.
For information, e-mail ILS President Gregory
Boylan at gboylan ufl.edu.

ALB Numbers Grow, Elections Held
Membership in the new Association for Law and
Business (ALB) has already grown to 50 students and
continues to increase. The following officers were
elected Feb. 5: President Doug Bates (3L), President-
S. Elect Brian Degnan (2L), Vice President David Gay
(3L), Treasurer Jarrett Hoffman (2L) and Secretary
Tara Trevorrow (IL).
.' '. The group plans to review, analyze and poten-
tially re-draft business statutes, create a website and
S.. .. promote scholarship writing opportunities. Of partic-
ular interest is a new publication to be produced at
regular intervals dealing exclusively with business
Slaw issues. ALB also plans to host guest speakers,
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Stress & Time Management Series Continues ByResource Counselor Jim Porter

In week two of our four-part stress and time man-
agement series, we will discuss your body and stress.
Topics include the effects of hormones and the nervous
system on your stress level. We will learn how to make
a stress-reduction plan that includes nutrition, exercise
and relaxation techniques.
The format of our workshops empowers you to cre-
ate custom solutions for current and future challenges.
Each workshop stands alone, and you do not have to
attend all four. (Those who do attend all four will gain
a wider base of knowledge for dealing with life's array
of stressors, as well as a certificate of completion.)
This week's workshop is Tuesday, March 2, at noon
in the auditorium. The last two are after Spring Break:
March 16 and 23. If you missed our first workshop, you
can meet with me for a personal stress assessment.

This will count as credit toward your
certificate. Contact me to register.

Resource Counselor Jim Porter
is available to all UF College of Law
students for free and confidential
counseling andlor personal life
coaching during office hours:
Monday (8-11 a.m.), Tuesdays (8-1 I
a.m.) and Thursdays (8 a.m.-I p.m.)
in the Center for Career Services
(244 Bruton-Geer Hall). For individ-
ual appointments, call 392-0499 or
e-mail pacifist@ufl.edu. O


Apply by March 15
for Summer Abroad
Applications are due
by Monday, March 15, for
UF Levin College of Law
ABA-approved programs
at the University of Cape
Town (South Africa),
University of Montpellier
(France), and University of
Costa Rica (Costa Rica).
Students must turn in
the law school application
to Student Affairs
Coordinator Noemar
Castro with their resume
and letter of intent, and
also complete and submit
an International Center
application along with a
$150 deposit to the
International Center in
Grinter Hall. (Castro will
send the law school
approval letter to UFIC.)
Up to six credit hours
and grades are transfer-
able. The cost of courses
and administrative fee is
$2,200 for Florida resi-
dents, regardless of the
number of classes, and
financial aid, federal loans
and private loans can be
used toward the cost.
For applications or
details, contact Noemar
Castro in the Office of
Student Affairs or go
online to www.law.ufl.edul

Ethics & Law
New York Times
columnist Randy Cohen
("The Ethicist") will kick
off the first annual Levin
College of Law Ethics and
Law Conference March 17-
19. The conference will
focus on the interplay
between ethics and vari-
ous disciplines of the law
and the need to heighten
standards to improve the
ethical climate. The sym-
posium portion of the
conference March 19 is
mandatory for first-
semester students.
For information, con-
tact ELC Director Melanie
Golden at ethicsgroup
@hotmail.com or

Lexis News
* To add "Lexis-Certified"
to your resume: attend a
I L Lexis class for LR&W
& take the basic exam;
attend an Intermediate
Certification class and
pass the take home
search exam; and attend
the Advanced Certifi-
cation class and pass the
take home search exam.
* Advanced and Build Your
Future classes will be
held March 2 at II a.m.,
2 p.m. and 3 p.m.; and
March 3 at 2 p.m. and 3
p.m. (Additional classes
may be offered March
16-18 and April 6-8 and
* Use caution when print-
ing statutory materials,
since some statutes and
their legislative history
can amount to several
hundred pages. Help
conserve paper and free
printing privileges by
only printing portions of
a statute you actually
need through the
"Document View" sec-
tion of the print screen.

View on the Profession
"The most difficult decisions that lawyers
make involve ethical questions: they are the ones
that keep you up at night and ultimately define
who you are. Students need to be prepared to face
these defining moments and to decide in advance
that they will choose the right if not always the
easiest path.
"There's more to life than making money. You
spend far too much time in life at work to be
unhappy when you're there. Unfortunately, sur-
veys indicate that a lot of lawyers are unhappy,
meaning that they've made some wrong choices
along the way. I urge students to keep life in per-
spective as they make professional choices.
Family, friends, and dreams are as important as
winning the next case or making the next deal."

J.D., Harvard Law School Magnaa cum
laude): Editor, Harvard Law Review and Harvard
Law Record; Mediator, Small Claims Court;
Advisor, First Year Ames Moot Court
Competition. A.B., Princeton University Magnaa
cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).
Professor Seigel joined UF's College of Law
in 1990. He took a leave of absence from 1995-99
to serve as the First Assistant United States
Attorney for the Middle District of Florida,
Tampa, in Attorney General Janet Reno's Justice
Department. He served as the college's Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs 2000-02. Earlier in his
career, he served as a Special Attorney for the U.S.
Department of Justice's Philadelphia Organized
Crime Strike Force; an Assistant United States
Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania;
judicial law clerk to the Honorable Edward R.
Becker, United States Court of Appeals for the
Third Circuit; summer law clerk to Orrick,
Herrington, & Sutcliffe, San Francisco, and Blank,
Rome, Comisky & McCauley, Philadelphia; and
intern with Senator Bill Bradley, Washington, D.C.

(Announcements, Continued)
who will offer tips and insights into various business
law fields, and to offer a social that will be open to
nonmembers. Meetings are held twice a month on
Thursday afternoons at 5 p.m., and new members are
welcome. For more information, e-mail ALB
Secretary Tara Trevorrow at tvtlaw@ufl.edu.

What You May Not Know
Seigel sang in the Princeton glee club and
helped put himself through college by working
first as a deli-man, cutting meat behind the count-
er, and then graduating to short order cook.
During a sabbatical in Fall 2003, he finished
writing a mystery novel set in a fictitious Tampa
law school, in which several literary agents have
shown interest.
Seigel lives in Tampa and Gainesville. His
wife, academic pediatrician Sharon Dabrow, has
been his best friend since they were 12-years-old,
though they did not date until college. They have
two daughters: Nicole, 14, who sings; and Jessica,
11, who studies dance. Recently, he bought a
sewing machine to help Jessica learn how to sew
and quilt. Seigel volunteers at his children's
schools and plays an active role in his synagogue.
He enjoys traveling with his family, and when at
home in Tampa, he does the cooking.
ByD. Cupples (3L)

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

CLS Meets Wednesday
The Christian Legal Society a national grass-
roots network of lawyers and law students committed
to serving Jesus Christ and advocating biblical con-
flict reconciliation, public justice, religious freedom
and the sanctity of human life meets each
Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the law school cafeteria. All
are welcome. Prayer requests may be e-mailed to
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Public Interest Environmental Conference Draws 200-Plus
-By Megan Sladek (2L)
More than 200 people including top environ-
mentalists, State Senate Majority Whip Paula Dockery,
law students (some from Costa Rica University and Register by
Harvard), UF undergraduates, Sierra Club members
and assorted state VIPs traveled to Gainesville Feb. March 24 for
19-21 for the 10th Annual Public Interest Environ- CGR Conference
mental Conference (PIEC). Space is reserved for
The conference, "Shaping Florida's Future: A the first 150 to register
Decade of Protecting an Eternity," featured four sets of by March 24 links
concurrent panels. "Florida's Waters" addressed issues online at www.law.ufl.edu
related to potable water availability in the state, while at the Fifth Annual
I"Legal & Policy Issues in
"Land & Development" dealt with population caps and "Legal & Policy Issues in
zoning and enforcement issues. "Marine & Coastal" organized by the Center
workshops showcased the latest developments in aqua- for Governmental
culture and state-initiated coastal management pro- Responsibility (CGR). U.S.
grams. The catch-all series "Cutting Edge" offered and Latin American inter-
workshops on alternative forms of energy, effects of national, governmental,
mold in buildings, and global agriculture. legal and educational lead-
Tulane University Professor of Law Oliver A. ers will convene in Costa
Houck opened the event at a reception Feb. 19 at the Rica June 24-26 to contin-
Florida Museum of Natural History. Houck is former ue work on establishment
general counsel and vice president, National Wildlife of a Rule of Law Center
Federation; a director of Defenders of Wildlife and the for judicial Reform in the
Environmental Law Institute; and member of the Americas at the confer-
Environmental Defense Fund litigation review board ence, hosted this year by
and committees of the National Science Foundation. the University of Costa
Speakers also included Lee Arnold of Colliers- Rica Law School at the
Arnold/Colliers International, chair of the Florida Marriott Hotel. Topics will
Council of 100 Water Resources Taskforce; Dr. David include the environment &
Guggenheim, conservation policy vice president, integran rights, re ional
Ocean Conservancy; Sonny Vergara, former executive rate, dispute resolution,
director of SW Florida and St. Johns River Water legal education & profes-
Management Districts; Dr. Beverly Wright, Deep South sionalism and law enforce-
Center for Environmental Justice; and attorney Jeanne ment & terrorism.
Zokovitch, Legal Environmental Assistance
The most nnticinnted event of the conference was

Friday's keynote banquet speech by Carl Hiaasen,
Miami-Herald columnist and author of nine best-sell-
ing novels, who is noted for the strong pro-environ-
mentalist stands reflected through his characters.
Hiaasen encouraged the audience to do what they
could to hold politicians and anyone else with deci-
sion-making authority accountable for what hap-
pens to our environment. If nothing else, he said, we
can confront the responsible person and make sure he
has a horrible day.
Hiaasen said finding political indiscretions to
write about is "like shooting fish in a barrel. There's so
much going wrong when it comes to the environment
that it's next to impossible not to find something to
look into."
After nearly an hour of clever stories and zany
one-liners, a member of the audience asked Hiassen
why he didn't run for governor.
Laughingly, he responded that he is "morally and
psychologically unfit to hold political office." This
reply came on the heels of comments about the relish

with which he disposes of the villains in his books
(one character is eaten by an alligator).
The UF Environmental and Land Use Law
Society organized the event with funding from the law
school's Center for Governmental Responsibility,
Florida Bar Environmental & Land Use Law Section,
Law College Council, Law Center Association, UF
Student Government, Jelks Family Foundation, and
law firms of Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.,
Tallahassee; Lewis Longman and Walker, P.A.,
Tallahassee/Jacksonville/West Palm Beach; and
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell, Orlando.
PIEC co-chairs Erika Zimmerman and Ryan
Osborne have passed the baton to Adam Regar and
Ashley Cross-Rappaport, and planning for next year -
along with a search for sponsors, speakers and volun-
teers is already underway. For information, visit
the conference website at http://grove.ufl.edu/-els or
e-mail Adam (adamregar@hotmail.com) or Ashley
(elusiveash@yahoo.com). And mark the date for next
year's conference, scheduled for Feb. 24-26, 2005. O

Apply by March 19
for ELUL Certificate
Interested students
must apply for the
Environmental and Land
Use Law Certificate
Program this semester by
March 19. Candidates
receive individualized aca-
demic guidance and career
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Fredric G. Levin
College of Law
* 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
SM. 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

Honoring he past, shaping the fidutu

UF Law Events Honor Black History Month
The Levin College of Law Black Law Students Association, W.
George Allen Chapter, john Marshall Bar Association, Office of
Diversity and Community Development and other groups joined in
February to honor Black History Month by sponsoring speakers and
events ranging from movie matinees to "BLSAerobics."
LexisNexis sponsored therapists to give free massages (top
photo, with Lexis representative Bonita Young and BLSA President
Chris O'Neal in front), and a variety of prizes in LexisNexis Black
History Quizes on the law school concourse.
The celebration culminated in "Black for a Reason" Feb. 25. BLSA
and the Office of Diversity and Community Development invited the
law school community to join them in a recognition of Black contri-
butions to society and culture by wearing all black clothing to rep-
resent racial, group and individual issues and challenges. Participants
then gathered in Holland Hall auditorium to share and gain motiva-
tion on positive solutions for change.
Motivational speaker Dr. Deborah Harris (second photo, at podi-
um) shared her motto, "Where there is no vision, there is no hope,
where there is no hope, there is no growth. When we cease to grow,
we cease to exist," and called on participants to free themselves of
oppression and "modern bondage."
Levin College of Law Dean Robert Jerry (third photo, speaking
with an audience member) also addressed the audience, many of
them wearing "Black for a Reason" t-shirts (bottom photo).
Jerry cited the great strides the law school has made in address-
ing diversity issues the UF College of Law was ranked first in
diversity last year in U.S. News & Report rankings among other top
tier law schools in the southeast, and fifth among all top public law
schools in the AAU and related the inspirational story of Lloyd Gaines, who fought and disappeared under
suspicious circumstances during the struggle to attend a segregated state law school in Missouri in 1936. His
efforts were not in vain, since they led to the end of segregation in Missouri schools, a story Jerry is well familiar
with as a former University of Missouri faculty member.
"I look forward to working with you toward the fulfillment of Gaines' dream of equality, and I promise I will
give you and those not here who are depending on us my very best effort. For we can give no less of our-
selves in honor of the memory of Lloyd Gaines," Jerry concluded. O

Brown Replaces Criser on UF Trustees Board
Orlando attorney David Brown (UF BA 73, JD 78) will replace Marshall Criser (UF BA 51, JD 67)
on the University of Florida's board of trustees, where he will serve a four-year term. Brown is chair of
the Orlando law firm of Broad and Cassel and known for his expertise in government rela-
tions, land use and environmental law, and real estate. He is general counsel for the Greater
Orlando Aviation Authority and eminent domain attorney for the Orlando-Orange County
Expressway Authority. He also is a member of the Council of 100, which provides advice on
key Florida issues from a business perspective to the governor, and was appointed by

. Governor Jeb. Bush to the Florida
Transportation Commission in 1999, where
he served as chair for two years.
UF President Emeritus Marshall Criser,
Jr. resigned as trustees chair in November
after Govenor Bush appointed him to an
Crir oversight board of the new Scripps Florida
Research Institute in Palm Beach County.

Criser was president of UF 1984-1989, and chair of the
Florida Board of Regents 1974-1977. He retired as a
partner from the Jacksonville law firm McGuire
Wodds, LLP He is a member of the UF Hospital Board
and an ex-officio director of the UF Foundation. O


I CA Meeting, 5:30 p.m., 190C HOL
LCC General Board Meeting, 6-8 p.m., 190B HOL
Honor Committee Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 334A HOL
IMBA General Board Meeting, 7-8 p.m., 190A HOL
2 Careers in Insurance Law, noon, 283 HOL
Stress & Time Management, noon, auditorium
Toastmasters, 5 p.m., 292 HOL
3 ILPPBoard Meeting, 6 p.m., 190B HOL
CLS Meeting, 6 p.m., cafeteria
LA.W. Meeting, 5-6 p.m., 290 HOL
4 ILS, Immigration Lawyer Lorenzo Lleras, 5 p.m., 190A HOL
EASLS Speaker, Sports and Entertainment Lawyer Angelo Wright
Association of Law and Business Meeting, 5-6 p.m., 190B HOL
15 Deadline to Apply for Summer Abroad Programs