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Table of Contents
    Announcements
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Meet the Faculty
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Scholarship and activities
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* ANNOUNCEMENTS *


Barrister's Ball Tickets
The John Marshall Bar Association's
Barrister's Ball is Friday, April 2, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.,
at the Sweetwater Branch Inn. Tickets $25 for
JMBA members and $30 for non-JMBA members
- go on sale Monday, March 21, on the law
school concourse. For information, e-mail Bonnie
Bolz at bonnie6263@aol.com.
'Ugly' Raise Money for APIL


Law College Council Meetings
The Law College Council will meet Monday
evenings at 6 p.m. in 190B Holland Hall.
ABA Meeting March 17
Learn more about the American Bar
Association, have some free pizza and sign up for
the ABA March Madness Three-on-Three
Basketball Tournament Wednesday, March 17, at
(Announcements Continue Page 4)


Ethics & Law
New York Times
columnist Randy Cohen
("The Ethicist") will kick
off the UF law Ethics and
Law Conference at 8 a.m.
March 17 at the Reitz
Ilninn Thk rnnfevrnre


Association for Public Interest Law
(APIL) representative Steckley Lee *13 ; focuses on the interplay
(left) took first place in the ~ ous disciplines of the law
recent "UF's Ugliest" competi- 'and the need to heighten
tion sponsored by APIL to raise standards to improve the
money for summer public ethical climate. John
money Lachs, Vanderbilt philoso-

Ryan Osbourne (below) of the i of The Relevance of
Environmental and Land Use ; Philosophy for Life, and
Law Society a close second. '' UF faculty Lyrissa Lidsky
Also competing were and Barbara Noah and
Professor Danaya Wright for .. ,J. Jamie McCloskey from the
the Lambda Legal Alliance; Ch University Athletic
the Lambda Legal Alliance; Chris Association will speak at
Carmody, JMBA; Jordan Lee, Florida Law .. I I 'l.the law school beginning
Review; Dave Gobeo, Law School Republicans; L at I p.m. Thursday.
Rob Luck, Florida Law Review; Frank Garcia, (Events Wednesday and
Moot Court; and Student Affairs Assistant Dean Thursday open to public.)
A Student Affairs pro-
Richard Ludwick. -fessionalism symposium
The contestants "got ugly" for a good cause. required for first-
APIL fellowships support qualified Florida law semester students is
students pursuing summer internships in public Friday, March 19, 9 a.m.-
interest law. APIL has been able to offer stipends I noon, at 00 attorneys and
to students interning at the American Civil Abo .. ..,. I .. judges and 200 UF law
Liberties Union, Florida Institutional Legal students will work togeth-
Services, Bay Area Legal Services and Florida ......... er following the keynote
Public Interest Research Council, among others. 1 'l' "" by Professor Virginia
Students were able to apply theoretical knowledge Maurer. For information:
to the practical field of law and provide valuable .. .. .. Golden at ethicsgroup@
legal services. hotmail.com or 352-215-
To help APIL help others, bring your check .* ... lEl-... 2838.
payable to LCA to Jessie Howell in Career
.I 'UNIVERSITY OF
Services, or e-mail Sonana7@aol.com to arrange -l ,l r FLORIDA
for an APIL member to pick up your donation. Fredric G. Levin College of Law

















Fall Financial Aid
Renewal Reminder
Students should apply
now for aid for the 2004-
05 academic year, and
are encouraged to do so
online to save processing
time and reduce errors
through the system's
built-in editing format.
just go to FAFSAIRenewal
FAFSA on the Web
(www.FAFSA.ed.gov) and
follow the instructions.
You can then check the
status of your application
andlor make corrections
online. For information,
contact Financial Aid
Coordinator Carol Huber
in the Office of Student
Affairs (call 352-392-0421
or visit 164 Holland Hall).


* CAREER SERVICES *


UF Law Employment Survey
The Center for Career Services recently sur-
veyed UF College of Law graduates as required by
NALP and the American Bar Association. As of
the Feb. 15 reporting deadline, the following sta-
tistics were gathered on 433 alumni who graduated
between Aug. 31, 2002, and Sept. 1, 2003:
Geographic Distribution
Of the 364 reporting location, 307 84
percent remained in Florida, with the top 10
being the Orlando area (50 graduates), Tampa,
Clearwater and St. Petersburg (45), Miami area
(33), Boca Raton and West Palm Beach area (31),
Gainesville (31), Jacksonville (28), Ft. Lauderdale
area (20), Panhandle (15), Naples and Ft. Meyers
area (11) and Tallahassee (11). The remainder
were employed in 18 other states, with the
strongest concentration in the southeast. Top non-
Florida cities included Atlanta (16), Washington,
D.C. (9), Chicago (4) and New York City (4).
Employment Rate
* Employed in a legal or nonlegal position,
full or part-time: 382.


* Unemployed, studying for a bar exam and to be
seeking employment: 17.
* Not seeking employment: 7.
* Pursuing L.L.M. graduate degrees: 26.
* Status unknown: 1
This yields an 96.1 percent employment rate-
six to nine months post-graduation for students
actively seeking employment. While this reflects a
slight decrease from last year, the rate remains
above the national average. It does, however,
underscore the importance of making full use of
the career services resources available to students
and alumni. Assistant Dean Linda Calvert Hanson
notes that students may need to more aggressively
market themselves than in past years. At present, it
appears that medium- to smaller-sized firms are
being more conservative in their hiring practices
and more challenged to forecast their hiring needs
well in advance. This is evidenced by a slower
start to Spring OCI, with the Center for Career
Services adding a fourth phase to Spring OCI for
the first time ever to accommodate the number of
employers expressing interest in interviewing
much later in the season than ever before.


"Typically, spring on-campus interviews con-
clude at the end of February. This spring, we have
an additional 22 legal employers scheduled to visit
throughout March and we daily continue to receive
requests for resume collects for summer and asso-
ciate positions. Students should make sure they
subscribe to the Career Services hotline to be noti-
fled of late breaking opportunities," said Dean
Calvert Hanson.
See future FlaLaws for analysis of employer
Summer Research classification and salary data for these graduates.
Assistant Needed To subscribe to the hotline and for other career
A n e n information, go to www.law.ufl.edu/career/.
Apply now for exciting
and important work as a New Summer Judicial Externship
summer research assistant
in the Center for the Applications will be accepted until noon
Study of Race and Race Friday, March 26, for a new judicial externship -
Relations (CSRRR). The 5th Judicial Circuit-Citrus County, for credit only
assistant will assist staff for Summer 2004. To apply, send a packet to
on multiple projects. Ten Career Services containing a cover letter addressed
hour per week commit- to Grace Dyer, Judicial Staff Attorney, Citrus
ment. Strong computer
skills, including computer and County; resume; writing sample; and transcript.
skills, including web and
database design, desired. Programs, Dates and Deadlines
To apply, submit your
resume and cover letter March 15-31: On-Campus Interviews.
to Pat Hancock in 340 Tuesday, March 16, View From the Judicial Bench:
Holland Hall. A Female Perspective, noon, faculty dining room. Co-
For more information, . sponsored with LAW.
e-mail CSRRR Assistant 1 Friday, March 19, Deadline to submit form for Student-
Director Melissa Bamba at Initiated Externships and to submit
bamba@law.ufl.edu. pro bono hours for spring certificates. O








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Brown Conference March 25-26 Examines Impact

& Challenges of Landmark Desegregation Case


Students, faculty and the public are encour-
aged to participate along with leading educators,
government officials and legal practitioners in the
conference "Beyond Brown: Children, Race and
Education," to be held in Gainesville next
Wednesday and Thursday, March 25-26.
The forum is co-sponsored by the law
school's Center on Children and Families (CCF)
and Center for the Study of Race and Race
Relations (CSRRR), with support from UF's
Institute for Child and Adolescent Research and
Evaluation (ICARE) and College of Education. It
observes the 50th anniversary of the 1954 Brown
v. Board of Education decision, where the U.S.
Supreme Court ruled public school segregation
unconstitutional. According to conference organiz-
ers CSRRR Director Katheryn Russell-Brown and
ECCF Director Barbara Bennett
Woodhouse, the conference will focus
on the impact and challenges of that
landmark decision. Topics will include
assessing the legacy and realizing the
Russell- promise of Brown, children's role in the
Brown
struggle for justice, weighing costs and
benefits of integration, politics of edu-
cation reform and perspectives on
equality.
The opening session is at 4 p.m.
Woodhouse Thursday, March 25, in Holland Hall
auditorium, and will include a screen-
ing of the award-winning documentary film, "The
Intolerable Burden," about effects of the Brown
decision on a Mississippi town. Plenaries and
workshops March 26 will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the
Hilton UF Conference Center.
EProfessors Leland Ware of the
University of Delaware and Edgar Epps
of the University of Wisconsin-
Milwaukee will give keynote addresses,
respectively, at Friday's opening and
Ware luncheon sessions. Ware, former trial
Attorney with the U.S. Department of
Justice Civil Division, is vice president
of the national board of directors of the
American Civil Liberties Union. Epps,
former professor of urban education at
Epps the University of Chicago, has studied
desegregation efforts and effects of vouchers,
magnet and charter schools on urban education.
Other nationally known educators from leading


Principal conference organizers Barbara Bennett
Woodhouse and Katheryn Russell-Brown (third and fourth
from left) conducted intense planning sessions with col-
leagues from across campus to ensure the success and
academic merit of the conference, "Beyond Brown:
Children, Race and Education." The event is the fourth
annual UF College of Law conference organized as an
interdisciplinary effort by scholars and educators who
share common goals in their work on behalf of children
and families.
universities on the schedule are R. Richard Banks,
Stanford; Robin D. Barnes, Connecticut; Tomiko
Brown-Nagin, Washington-St. Louis; Peggy
Cooper Davis, New York University; David I.
Levine, California-Hastings College of Law;
Alfred D. Mathewson, New Mexico; and Vivian
Gunn Morris, Memphis.
St. Petersburg Times columnist Bill Maxwell;
accountability specialist Curtis L. Morris of
Memphis, TN, city schools; Principal Janet
Windbish of William Floyd Elementary, Shirley,
NY; and attorney Tim Shea of the Orange County,
FL, school board, also will participate.
In addition to Professors Russell-Brown and
Bennett Woodhouse, UF law school faculty taking
part in the program include Professors Nancy
Dowd, Joan Flocks, Berta Herandez-Truyol,
Kenneth B. Nunn, Juan F. Perea, Sharon E. Rush,
Sherrie Russell-Brown, Michelle Jacobs,
Christopher Slobogin, Michael Wolf and Monique
Haughton Worrell. Participating faculty from the
University of Florida include Mark Fondacaro,
Department of Psychology; and Regan Garner,
Anane Olatunji and Sevan Terzian, College of
Education.
For an agenda and other event details, go
online to http://www.law.ufl.edu/childconference
or contact conference coordinator Debbie Kelley,
352-392-9001 or kelley@law.ufl.edu.
Those planning on attending the Friday
session should register by Friday, March 19, to
guarantee a seat. O


Free Screening,
Meet Producer of
The Intolerable
Burden
The Center for the
Study of Race and Race
Relations and Center on
Children and Families
invite students, faculty
and the public to a free
screening of the documen-
tary "The Intolerable
Burden," the story of Mae
Bertha and Matthew
Carter's struggle to
integrate the all white
public schools of Drew,
Mississippi. The screening
is at 4 p.m. Thursday,
March 25, in Holland Hall
auditorium, and kicks off
the conference "Beyond
Brown: Children, Race, and
Education." (See story at
left.)
The film's producer
and longtime civil rights
advocate Constance Curry
will be present at the
screening to discuss her
work. For information,
e-mail CSRRR Assistant
Director Melissa I. Bamba
at bamba@law.ufl.edu.








CSRRR Spring
Lecture April 12
George Washington
University Law Professor
Paul Butler will give the
Center for the Study of
Race and Race Relations
(CSRRR) spring lecture
April 12. 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.





































Register by
March 24 for
CGR Conference
Space is reserved for
the first 150 to register
by March 24 links
online at www.law.
ufl.edu at the Fifth
Annual "Legal & Policy
Issues in the Americas"
conference organized
by the Center for
Governmental
Responsibility (CGR)
and hosted this year by
the University of Costa
Rica Law School at the
Marriott Hotel.
U.S. and Latin
American international,
governmental, legal and
educational leaders will
convene at the event
June 24-26 to continue
work on establishment of
a Rule of Law Center for
judicial Reform in the
Americas. Topics will
include the environment
& human rights, regional
integration & interna-
tional trade, dispute res-
olution, legal education &
professionalism and law
enforcement & terrorism.
For more informa-
tion, call CGR at 352-
392-2237.


(Announcements, Continued)
1 p.m. For information, e-mail Melisa San Martin
at Melisasm@cs.com.

Christian Legal Society Meets
The Christian Legal Society is a national
grassroots network of lawyers and law students
committed to "proclaiming, loving and serving
Jesus Christ, through all they do and say in the
practice of law, and advocating biblical conflict
reconciliation, public justice, religious freedom
and the sanctity of human life." Meetings are held
each Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the law school cafete-
ria. All are welcome. Prayer requests may be sent
to ufcls2003@yahoo.com.

Westlaw Representative Needed
Westlaw is accepting applications for student
representatives at the Levin College of Law for
next year. Applicants should be reliable, friendly
and customer service-oriented, with a working
knowledge of Westlaw. (Some training provided.)
Pay is $10/hour. Summer availability a plus but
not required. Interested students should mail a
resume, cover letter and references to Westlaw
Academic Account Manager Derek Moreton, 185
SW 129th Terrace, Newberry, FL 32669, to be
received by Sunday, March 21.


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 25, General Counsel for Jacksonville
Jaguars Paul Vance
* April 1, Music, Intemet 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
* Music and Entertainment Lawyer Laurie Ashton
Anton
Topics will include breaking into the industry,
summer associate positions, current and future
trends and issues, ethics, and bridging the gap
from student to practicing lawyer. For information,
e-mail EASLS President Charles B. Jimerson at
charliejimerson@yahoo.com.

CLA Meetings, Elections
The Criminal Law Association (CLA) will
meet at 5:30 p.m. in 190C Holland Hall today,
(Announcements Continue Page 5)


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(Announcements, Continued)
March 15, and Monday, March 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 gatorcrimlawassoc@yahoo.com. 'Students With
'Students With
Toastmasters Club Meets Tuesday Kids' Picnic
Set aside one hour a week to develop your A "Law Students With
public speaking skills. The Law School Kids" Picnic was held Feb.
Toastmasters Public Speaking Club will meet 28 at San Felasco Park.
Tuesday, March 16, at 5 p.m. in 292 Holland Hall. Participants (above)
Observers are always welcome. For information, reported that a great
time was had by all, and
e-mail Ray Dominick at r12345@ufl.edu. another picnic is planned
LCC Officer Slate Finalized I for April. For information,
e-mail Steve Berlin at
Following a runoff election for vice president, e-mail Steve Berlin at
the new Law College Council Executive Board for
2004-05 has been finalized. Officers are Lee
Harang, president; Najah Gibson, vice president;
Erica Williams, secretary; and Steve Martin,
treasurer.

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 spon-
soring a hole for $150, donating a prize for the
raffle, buying raffle tickets and/or participating in
the Golf Clinic. 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 (cihl! ifi ledt O


Healthy Ways to 'Let Loose' By Resource Counselor Jim Porter
Break up your work time with play time. The Watch One City Commission Meeting
release can be good for your health if you choose the Sell Art at a Fair Take a Day Trip
right activities. Here are some ideas for day and night to the Nearest Beach Have a
time fun: Take Dance Lessons Play Softball Host a Letter-to-the-Editor Writing Party *
Charity Dinner Attend Political Rallies join a Poetry Take Photographs of Nature *
Group Have a Movie Marathon Say "Yes" to that Establish a jogging Club Read to
Wedding Invitation Start a Reading Club Attend Your Children Alter One of These
Singing Lessons Play Intramural Basketball Become Ideas to Fit You.
an Amateur Astronomer Create a Wife or Husband These activities are largely free of
Club Sign Up for a 5K Race Call Up a Long Lost negative side effects. There is more
Friend Start a New Group in Your Religious to life than work, and there is more
Community Write a Short Story Design and Make a than one way to have fun!
Slogan T-Shirt Learn to juggle Cook a Meal for
Someone Garden Go to a Thrift Store with Friends Contact Resource Counselor Jim
Porter by calling 352-392-0499 or
Throw a Family-Friendly Block Party Go to a Concert e-mailing pacifist@ufl.edu. 5


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Diversity Brown Bag
Professors Nancy
Dowd and Kenneth Nunn
will report on research
findings from an article
recently published in the
UF journal of Law and
Public Policy, "Diversity
Matters: Race, Gender,
and Ethnicity in Legal
Education," March 29
from noon-I p.m. in the
faculty dining room. All
are welcome.
(Complete article is
online at http://www.law.
ufl.edulfaculty/pdfldiversi-
ty matters.pdf.)
































Deadline Extended
to March 22 for
Summer Abroad
The application dead-
line for UF Levin College
of Law ABA-approved pro-
grams at the University of
Cape Town (South Africa),
University of Montpellier
(France), and University of
Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
has been extended to
Monday, March 22. For
applications or details,
contact Noemar Castro in
the Office of Student
Affairs or go online to
www.law.ufl.edul
studentslabroad.






Fall Teaching
Assistants Needed
The Legal Research,
Writing and Appellate
Advocacy Department is
accepting applications for
Fall 2004 teaching assis-
tants. Applications are
available in the LRW
Office. For information,
contact Legal Skills
Professor & Director of
Legal Research, Writing
and Appellate Advocacy
Henry T. Wihnyk at 352-
392-2198.


MEET THE FACULTY *
View on the Profession
"Essentially I love the law, and that's why I
am still teaching at 84 years old. The law is a
wonderful vehicle for examination of social issues,
going to a depth that is unheard of.
"My interest is in informal autonomous legal
systems. Family law is one of the most fundamen-
tal examples, as every family is governed by an
internal legal system. All systems have some level
of autonomy, which sometimes may run against
the law of the state, but many times is supportive
of the law of the state."
Education/Background
J.S.D., Yale Law School; LL.M., Harvard Law
School; LL.B., Georgetown University; Dr. Jur.,
University of Frankfurt (Germany); Musterschule,
German Gymnasium (Frankfurt, Germany). He
has worked with the Harvard University
Dumbarton Oaks Library and Collections, a
branch of Harvard University concerned with
Byzantine culture, and was an assistant in instruc-
tion at Yale University Law School.
Weyrauch came from Germany in 1952 and
joined the UF law faculty in 1957 as an associate
professor of law. Today 47 years later he is
a distinguished professor of law and Stephen C.
O'Connell Chair at the UF College of Law, hon-
orary professor of law at Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Universitat in Frankfurt, Germany, and editor of
the American Journal of Comparative Law. He
has taught business organizations, comparative
law, conflict of laws, contracts, family law, law
and society, legal counseling and philosophy,
multinational corporate enterprise and autonomous
informal lawmaking.
He has been honored with the Golden Doctor
Diploma from the University of Frankfurt Faculty
of Law, the Florida Blue Key Distinguished
Faculty Award, and the Legislative Professional
Excellence Program Award. The University of
Florida named him Distinguished Professor of
Law and 1984 Teacher of the Year. He has been
recognized as a Richard O. Huber Distinguished
Lecturer at Boston College and selected for Who 's
Who in America for more than 30 years.
Weyrauch has authored numerous books, most
recently: Gypsy Law: Romani Legal Traditions
and Culture (2001) and Das Recht der Roma und
Sinti: Ein Beispiel autonomer RechtsschOpfung
(2002), and co-authored the text for his family law
course, Cases and Materials on Family Law: Legal


Concepts and Changing Human Relationships. His
50-plus monographs, articles and review essays
have been published in the Stanford Law Review,
Florida Law Review, Yale Law Journal, University
of(C i,... Law Review and American Journal of
Comparative Law, among others. He has recently
lectured on Gypsy Law at Cornell University Law
School and Duke University School of Law, as
well as on the Law of Tristan da Cunha at the
Spirit of Laws Conference at the University of
California School of Law in Berkeley and at
Columbia University School of Law.
What You May Not Know
When the Nazis came to power in 1933,
Weyrauch was 13 years old. Because of poor
health, he was not able to become a soldier and
spent his time studying. When the Americans
occupied Frankfurt, though not yet admitted to the
bar, he was drafted to the newly organized city
police in Frankfurt. During the course of his work,
he evaluated the content of a confiscated Gestapo
card file, and the results were later published in
both the United States and Germany.
Today, at 84, he is not only a distinguished
professor of law, he is a discriminating music
lover with eclectic tastes. He loves classical music
such as Bach and Schubert, and also likes popular
music and culture. "I like rap music," Weyrauch
said with a smile. "The movie '8 Mile' was great."
By Jessica Zlotnick (2L)

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











Apply Now for Clinics
If you plan to take a Fall 2004 Criminal, Civil or
Mediation Clinic or Clinic Prep or Summer 2004
Criminal Clinic, you MUST obtain a clinic application
from Student Affairs and return it by 5 p.m. Monday,
March 22. Informational sheets on clinics are posted on
the bulletin board outside Student Affairs.
* Criminal Clinic (Fall or Summer 2004) Offered in a
variety of locations. Everyone selected MUST attend a
MANDATORY meeting. Before the start of summer/fall
term, students must have completed 48 credit hours,
Trial Practice or Trial Advocacy, Police Practices and
Adversary Systems. (Important: Criminal Clinic
requires 30 hours in addition to class time in sum-
mer, and 20 hours in addition to class time in fall).
* Full Representation Civil Clinic (Fall 2004) No clinic
prep requirement, but first three weeks of the semes-
ter are known as the "Intensive Seminar" and require
20 hours class time per week.
* Mediation Clinic (Fall 2004) No prerequisites. First
two-and-a-half weeks are an Intensive Seminar for a
total of 40 hours, which is scheduled around other
courses. Friday mornings must be available for media-
tions conducted downtown.
* Trial Practice (Fall 2004) Priority given to fifth-
semester students. Remaining slots filled by fourth-
and sixth-semester students, in that order. Register
for Trial Practice during your registration appoint-
ment time. A waiting list will be available in Student
Affairs, which will be arranged according to registra-
tion priority and posted after the registration period.
* Juvenile Prep/Juvenile Clinic (Fall 2004) A two-
semester sequence. Students take juvenile Clinic Prep
in Fall 2004 and juvenile Clinic in Spring 2005.
Registration for the sequence is by application to
juvenile Clinic Prep. Students in juvenile Clinic Prep
then automatically proceed to juvenile Clinic.
Preference is given to fifth-semester students who
have taken Child, Parent & the State, Family Law,
Evidence, Trial Practice or Trial Advocacy, and
juvenile Externships, Family Law judicial Externships
or Domestic Violence Externships.


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Levin College of Law Child Welfare Clinic Director
Monique Haughton Worrell (front, with her 2004 interns)
works with UF's Department of Pediatrics and Office of
General Counsel to train law students to serve as mem-
bers of the Child Protective Team, where they collaborate
closely with doctors, nurses and social workers on cases
involving abused and neglected children. A Child Welfare
Clinic Informational meeting will be held Thursday,
March 18, 4:30-6 p.m., in the faculty dining room.


* Pro Se Clinic PreplPro Se Clinic (Fall 2004) Two-
semester sequence. Students take Pro Se Clinic Prep
in Fall 2004 and Pro Se Clinic in Spring 2005.
Registration for the sequence is by application to Pro
Se Clinic Prep. Students in Pro Se Clinic Prep then
automatically proceed on to Pro Se Clinic. Preference
given to fifth-semester students who have taken
Child, Parent & the State, Family Law, Evidence, Trial
Practice or Trial Advocacy and Family Law judicial
Clerk Externships or Domestic Violence Externships.
* Child Welfare Clinic Prep (Fall 2004) Two-semester
clinic. First semester includes a prep class and onsite
clinical orientation for six credits. Second semester
consists of a clinic lab for three credits. Preference
given to fifth-semester students who have taken
Child, Parent, & State, Family Law, Advanced Topics
in Family Law Seminar, or a juvenile/Family Law
externship. For information, e-mail Professor Monique
Haughton-Worrell at Haughton@law.ufl.edu. (See
above.)
* Conservation Clinic (Fall 2004) Interested students
must apply by Wednesday, March 24. (Some applica-
tions may be accepted later to meet project needs.)
The clinic represents clients across a range of envi-
ronmental and land use issues affecting the domestic
and international environment. Current and past clin-
ic projects and their law and policy outcomes can be
found on the clinic's website at http://conservation.
law.ufl.edu. To apply, students must be in at least
their fourth semester of law school. Preference given
to those who are enrolled in, or have expressed
interest in enrolling in, the Environmental and Land
Use Law Program. However, the Conservation Clinic
encourages all students seeking exposure to environ-
mental law and policy practice to consider applying.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact
Clinic Director Tom Ankersen at Ankersen@law.
ufl.edu; 352-392-2237. Applications are on the Clinic
website (http://conservation.law.ufl.edu) and in the
Office of Student Affairs or Center for Governmental
Responsibility, 230 Bruton Geer Hall. O


Perkins Loans
A limited amount of
Federal Perkins Loan
money is available for
eligible students with
demonstrated need who
will be attending classes
on-campus or overseas
for Summer 2004.
Applicants must have an
EFC (or expected student
contribution) of less than
$6,070; be enrolled at
least half time for sum-
mer; and have "financial
aid need" remaining after
all other aid, including
any remaining Direct
Loan funds, has been
awarded. Perkins Loans
will be available to those
meeting this criteria on a
"First Come First
Served" basis. To add
your name to the
"Interested in Perkins"
list, go to the Office of
Student Affairs (164
Holland Hall) after 8 a.m.
Tuesday, March 16, and
write your name and
UFID# on the list.






March 19 Deadline
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
mentoring, and are
informed about courses,
paidlunpaid job opportu-
nities and extracurricular
events. Information and
applications are available
from Program Assistant
Maria Wolfe in 319
Holland Hall, or e-mail her
at elulp@law.ufl.edu.








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* J. Patrick Shannon,
Associate Dean for
Administrative Affairs
* Donald J. Hale, Senior
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* Linda Calvert Hanson,
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SCHOLARSHIP
* Student Affairs Coordinator Noemar Castro
received a University of Florida Division
Three 2003-04 Superior Accomplishment
Award in recognition of her many efforts on
behalf of the College of Law and its
students. She also will be considered for the Csr
university-wide award.
* Associate Professor/Institute for Dispute
Resolution Associate Director Jonathan R.
Cohen spoke on "The Immorality of Denial"
at Stetson University College of Law. eic
* Legal Skills Professor/Institute for Dispute
Resolution Associate Director Alison
Gerencser received a grant from the
Thomas H. Maren Foundation through the


academic representatives to focus on issues of
pressing interest to this fast-growing practice area,
including corporate, transactional, licensing and
international issues, "music wars" and litigation.
The conference is organized each year by the Levin
College of Law's Intellectual Property Law
Program under direction of IP Director Thomas
Cotter (above, left, with keynote speaker James E.
Rogan, former under secretary of commerce for
intellectual property and director of the U.S. Patent
and Trademark Office, Washington, D.C.) Speakers
included representatives of top law firms and
corporations such as Motorola and Oracle.
"We remain very focused on issues specific to
this area of the law," said Cotter. "We are pleased
that attendance continues to grow as industry lead-
ers learn of the value of this annual event." 0


& ACTIVITIES *


Communications Law Scholars Roundtable
at the Detroit School of Law at Michigan
State University. She presented a paper at
the conference, "For What It's Worth: A
Guide to the Evaluation and Protection of
Anonymous Speech."
* UF Research Foundation Professor Diane H.
Mazur was quoted regarding politics and
the military vote by the Atlanta journal-
Constitution, Scripps Howard News
Service and Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
* Assistant Professor Christopher L.
Petersen's article, "Truth, Understanding,
and the High Cost of Consumer Credit: The
Historical Context of the Truth-in-Lending


See calendar online at www. law. ufl. edu
March
15 CA Meeting, 5:30 p.m., 190C HOL
16 View From the Judicial Bench, noon, faculty dining room
Stress & Time Management, noon, auditorium
Toastmasters, 5 p.m., 292 HOL
17 Ethic & Law Conference Begins
ABA Meeting, I p.m.
CLS Meeting. 6 p.m., cafeteria
19 Faculty Enrichment, James Rossi, FSU College of Law, noon, facul
ty dining room
Professionalism Symposium, I p.m., Auditorium
Deadline to turn in Pro Bono Hours and apply for Self-Inititated
Externships
22 Deadline to Apply for Summer Abroad Programs and for Clinics
23 Careers in Intellectual Property Law, noon, faculty dining room
25 "Beyond Brown: Children, Race & Education" Conference begins,
Gainesville (See page 3)
EASLS Speaker, General Counsel for Jacksonville Jaguars Paul
Vance


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Center for Children and Families to teach Act," 55 Fla. L. Rev. 807 (2003), was para-
conflict resolution and problem solving phrased and cited extensively over four
skills to at-risk juveniles in Alachua County. pages in Jenkins v. First Am. Cash Advance
UF Research Foundation Professor Lyrissa Lldsky of Ga., CV 103-094 (S.D. Ga. Feb. 24,
attended an Intellectual Property and 2004). 7





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College of Law
Administration T
* Robert H Jerry. II. Dean T.on oo.r,(lfr
* Stuart R Cohn.
Associate Dean lor
International Studies
SHMichael K Friel. Associate ,,, ,..h
Dean for Academic Affairs
* William H Page.
Associate Dean for
Faculty Development Technology Conference Focus
* M. Kathleen "Kathie" Price,
Associate Dean for Library On Industry Issues & Trends
and Technology The Third Annual Law and Technology
* Gail E. Sasnett, Associate Conference held in Orlando Feb. 20 brought more
Dean for Students, rtiti in sprnlg in cmtitinn tn
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