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Table of Contents
    Announcements
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Name change reflects growing role of center on children and families
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 8
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ANNOUNCEMENTS *
Business Conduct Workshop Today (N.W 34th Street, between N.W 8th and 16th
The Black Law Students Association (BLSA), Avenues) at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 27. Funds


W. George Allen Chapter, and Spanish American
Law Students Association (SALSA) will present
"On Call: A Workshop on Business Etiquette and
Professionalism" today, March 22, 5-8 p.m. (loca-
tion TBA). Speakers will include Dr. Deborah
Harris and Lisa Capitano. Refreshments served.

Help UF Law Help Children
The College of Law Pro Bono Committee is
organizing a law school team to participate in
March of Dimes WalkAmerica as part of their
mission to foster community service. The walk
begins at Westwood Middle School Athletic Field


raised will support March of Dimes research into
causes and prevention of premature birth.
"We encourage all faculty, staff and students
to join the team and help us support a good
cause," said Professor Lyrissa Lidsky.
For information, sign up for the team or make
a donation, contact Lidsky at lidsky@law.ufl.edu
or in 303 Holland Hall).

JMBA News & Events
The John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA)
encourages all law students to participate in:
(Announcements Continue Page 4)


Construction Update
Associate Deans Kathleen
Price (above, left) and Pat
Shannon check out a class-
room in the new education
towers. Construction is on
schedule for completion by
Fall 2005. (Details at www.
law.ufl.edulconstructionl.)
Critical dates and reminders:
SFriday, April 16: Legal
Information Center (LIC,
i.e. law library) in Holland
Hall closes until Summer
2005, and begins moving
to Bruton-Geer Hall and


Butler Plaza April 17. Law
school seminar students:
library materials MUST be
checked out by April 16.
Those doing legal research
should borrow material
prior to April 16 for use
e al D P am D o An April 17-May 12, when
most collections will be
unavailable.
Saturday, April 17, noon:
. .. e a f a l LIC Reserve Desk opens in
Media Services, second
floor of Bruton-Geer Hall.
Service includes old exams,
and readings and books on
reserve.
Sunday, May 2: Tax Library
collection is added to
Su t e w ." s A Bruton-Geer Hall collection
and open for research.
Wednesday, May 12:
Collection formerly in
Holland Hall open for
n ..l .... . .. .. research in former Publix
o n (Butler Plaza on Archer
Road) until Summer 2005.
S. Contact LIC reference
staff (392-0417, in Holland
S bl.in a yr .hr.c r i. f r ..e $5. bi.ln ...... Hall prior to April 16) for
S. help or more information.
UNIVERSITY OF
Sf a w e t p f f a p f F t ." I FLORIDA

Fredric G. Levin College of Law










* CAREER SERVICES *


.0
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
and/or 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).








Summer Research
Assistants Needed
* Apply now for work as a
summer research assis-
tant in the Center for
the Study of Race and
Race Relations (CSRRR).
Ten hour weekly
commitment. Strong
computer skills -
including web and data-
base design desired.
Submit resume and
cover letter to Pat
Hancock in 340 Holland
Hall or CSRRR Assistant
Director Melissa Bamba
at bamba@law.ufl.edu.
* Professor William Page is
hiring two research
assistants for summer,
primarily to update a
multi-volume antitrust
treatise. E-mail resume
to Professor Page at
page@law.ufl.edu.


Professionals join Career Services
The nature of a law school career services
office attracts professionals in transition, those
changing jobs or seeking their ideal career path.
The UF College of Law's Center for Career
Services now has a fully staffed team of talented
professional counselors to assist you. Joining
Assistant Dean Linda Calvert Hanson (UF JD 86),
Associate Director Jessie Howell Wallace (UF JD
01) and Grad Stats Program Coordinator Edrene
Johnson (3L) are:
* Assistant Director Carol Kuczora, JD (below),
Career Service's newest member. Carol began
March 1 to administer
the ever-growing
externship program,
judicial clerkships, pro-
gramming, individual
career counseling for
students, resume review
and the center's web-
site. Kuczora's experi-
ence includes working as an administrator in other
law career services offices, where she oversaw
coordination of judicial internships, clinical extern-
ships and pro bono programs. "Carol's educational
background spans from coast to coast, from
California to Florida," said Calvert Hanson. "We
hope you will come by and welcome her."
Director of Employer Relations Laura Traynham,
JD, returned in February in an interim position to
administer resume collections, On-Campus
Interviewing (OCI) program and alumni mentor
program. She also provides individual career coun-
seling and resume review. Traynham has nearly five
years of law career services experience.


* Resource Coordinator Samantha Vacciana (UF JD
03) has returned to Career Services until she begins
her Equal Justice Works fellowship with Palm
Beach Legal Aid Society late this summer.
Samantha handles position listings, reciprocity
requests and the Career Resource Library, and
assists students, employers, alumni and Career
Services professional staff.

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
Feb. 15, the following information was reported by
433 students who graduated between Aug. 31,
2002, and Sept. 1, 2003:

Employment by Types of Employers
Private practice accounted for 59 percent of
employed graduates. The largest percentage (44
percent) of graduates employed in the private sector
are employed in small (typically non-OCI) firms of
2-25 attorneys. Medium-sized firms of 26-100
employed 17 percent, and 29 percent were hired by
large firms of more than 100 lawyers.
The government sector accounted for 29 percent
of employed graduates, with 44 percent of those
employed as prosecutors, 15 percent as public
defenders, 17 percent as federal or state-level
judicial law clerks, six percent by the military, and
the remaining 17 percent employed in other federal,
state or local-level agencies such as the U.S.
Department of Veteran Affairs, Florida's Guardian
ad Litem Program, Department of Environmental
Protection, Department of Community Affairs,
Department of Children & Families, Department of
Health, in city and county attorney's offices, and in
state legislative capacities.
Broad business and industry classifications
account for seven percent of the graduates, with
many typically employed in a management or con-
sulting capacity where part of their responsibilities
involved contracts, bids, intellectual property and
corporate legal issues. Others were employed by
accounting firms, banking, investment and insur-
ance industries and publishing and technology.
The public interest or academic capacity was
reported by three percent of employed graduates.
(Career Services Continues Page 3)

Career Services staff Laura Traynham (from left), Samantha
Vacciana, Jessie Howell Wallace, Linda Calvert Hanson, Carol
Kuczora and Edrene Johnson help law students find reward-
ing work during school and after graduation.








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Firm Participation Makes Career Development Conference a Success
Practicing attorneys from across Florida spoke to
and networked with law students eager to learn more
about diverse practice areas at the Career
Development Conference Feb. 28 sponsored by Student
Government, Alumni Affairs, the Law College Council
and Office of Career Services. The annual day-long
event was free and open to the public, and consisted
of numerous panel sessions, a lunch hosted by Gray
Robinson, P.A., and a networking reception at the end
of the day. Students chose from over 15 panels, includ-
ing Family Law, Real Estate, Judicial Clerkships, Panelists and UF College of Law
Intellectual Property, Estates and Trusts, and Alumni Council members Shannon
Alumni Council members Shannon p
Environmental and Land Use Law. Representatives from frm l)
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker; Greenberg Traurig; Gray (at right, from left) of
Holland & Knight; Baker & Hostetler; and the Army JAG arton Fields,
Reserve, among others, spoke with students. Mellichamp of Carlton Fields,
"The level of experience and expertise among the Tallahassee, and Tim Cerio of GrayRobinson, P.A., Tampa
attorneys who attend is remarkable," said Nick were among the many practitioners whose participation
Dancaescu (3L), conference executive director. O helped make the event informative and worthwhile for all.


Professor Butler
Gives CSRRR
Inaugural Spring
Lecture April 12
The CSRRR's inaugural
Spring Lecture will feature
George Washington
University Law School
Professor Paul
Butler, who will
speak on, "Much
Respect: Toward
a Hip-Hop Theory Butler
of Punishment,"
based on his forthcoming
article in Stanford Law
Review (2004). A particu-
larly provocative and inci-
sive legal scholar, Butler
is one of the 50 most
cited law professors who


entered teaching since
(Career Services, Continued) 1992, and his scholarship
Reported Salaries* has been the subject of
numerous newspaper and
Of those surveyed, for all types of employ- magazine articles and tel-
ment, the average salary for the 249 reporting was vision programs, includ-
$55,558 (25th percentile $36,650; Median I ing in the Washington
$48,000; 75th percentile $66,500). Post, New York Times
For the 215 reporting law firm employment and on 60 Minutes,
Nightline, 20/20, and ABC,
only, the average salary for the 150 reporting was CBS and NBe and ABCi
$65,519 (25th percentile $50,000; Median News.
$60,000; 75th percentile $80,000). A pre-lecture recep-
* Salaries reported exclude signing bonuses but can .tion will be held 2-3 p.m.
reflect the increase in salary for passing the Bar. in the faculty dining
room, and the lecture
Programs, Dates and Deadlines will follow at 4 p.m. in
* Tuesday, March 23, Careers In Intellectual .the teaching classroom in
Property Law, noon, faculty dining room. .* Emerson Alumni Hall. All
* March 26, SHIPS (Part II), noon, Bailey are welcome.
Courtroom.
* Tuesday, March 30, Judicial Externships &
Clerkships, noon, 283 Holland Hall.
* Thursday, April 1, Pro Bono Awards Brunch .
(tentative), RSVP only, faculty dining room. F
* Friday, April 2, Quarles & Brady presents "How Assistantsc Neded
to be a Successful Summer Clerk," noon, Bailey The Legal Research,
Courtroom. Writing and Appellate
* Monday, April 5, Mandatory 1L-2004 Spring Advocacy Department is
Entrant Introduction to Career Services. accepting applications for
* Tuesday, April 6, eAttorney Orientation, Fall 2004 teaching assis-
d a A p i tants. Applications are
noon, Bailey Courtroom. available in the LRW
* Wednesday, April 7, Resume & Cover Letter office. For information,
Writing, noon, 283 Holland Hall. *| r *rl P contact Legal Skills
* Wednesday, April 7, eAttorney/Fall OCI Professor & Director of
Legal Research, Writing
Orientation, 5 p.m., Bailey Courtroom. L and Appellate Advocacy
* Tuesday, April 13, Successful On-Campus .Henry T. Wihnyk at 352-
Interviews, noon, Bailey Courtroom. O 392-2198.


















Spring Exams forgs.tn s turh 29 1 -
Schedule has been distrib- o t
uted to students and
faculty. (For hard copies,
visit Student Affairs.) fn
"Staff in Student
Affairs took a great deal ste
of time and effort to ds gt.
make the best possible ui
arrangements for stu-
dents," said Assistant
Dean Richard Ludwick.
"The choice of exam loca-. *C t .
tions was driven by size, .
availability and type. All
the rooms are acceptable t hl i c Y
- and most are excellent .
- for law exams. Since *
some are on main cam-
pus, I strongly urge stu- ... o
dents to locate the build-
ine and room well before


the exam."
A campus map is
online at http://campus
map.ufl.edul and in the
Student Affairs office. For
information andlor assis-
tance in locating exam
sites, contact Dean
Ludwick at 352-392-0421
or in Student Affairs (164
Holland Hall).


CSRRR Brown Bag
The Center for the
Study of Race and Race
Relations (CSRRR) will
host Professors Nancy
Dowd and Kenneth Nunn
as they report on
research findings from
their article 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/pdfl
diversity matters.pdf.)


(Announcements, Continued)
* JMBA elections for general board representa-
tives and executive board members, Tuesday,
March 30. Students interested in running must
come by the JMBA Office this week, March 22-26,
to sign up and receive information regarding elec-
tion rules and procedures or they may not run.
* JMBA general board meeting, Monday, March
29, 7-8 p.m., 190A Holland Hall. All are welcome.
* JMBA Barrister's Ball, Friday, April 2, 8 p.m.-1
a.m., Sweetwater Branch Inn. Tickets $25 for
JMBA members and $30 for non-JMBA members
- go on sale today, March 22, on the law school
concourse. For information, e-mail Bonnie Bolz at
bonnie6263@aol.com.

LSR Speaker Thursday
The Law School Republicans (LSR) will host
Chairman of the Fraternal Order of Police Jeff
McAdams Thursday, March 25, at 2 p.m. in 283
Holland Hall. McAdams is a veteran police officer
who has served the Gainesville community for
many years, and will speak about criminal proce-
dure and local politics, including the mayoral
runoff election.
The next LSR meeting will be held at 1 p.m.
Thursday, April 1, in 190B Holland Hall. Topics
will include political issues and recent develop-


ments in the national 2004 campaigns. Officer
elections for next year will be held during the final
meeting of the semester Thursday, April 8.
The group continues to promote law student
involvement in GEAR-UP, the Alachua County
school system's volunteer program that provides
mentoring and support to area middle and high
school students. If you want to help local kids and
earn community service hours, e-mail VP Adria
Toledo at atoly@ufl.edu.
To learn more, sign up for the LSR listserve
and/or go online to uflawgop.com.

Sign Up for ABA Tournament
The first annual March Madness Three-on-
Three Basketball Tournament sponsored by the
American Bar Association (ABA) will be held
Saturday, March 27, at 10 a.m. at the Southwest
Recreation Area. You are invited to create a team
and join in the competition by signing up this
week on the law school concourse. Cash prizes
awarded. For information, contact Michael Wild at
Michaeldwild@taol.com or Melisa San Martin at
Melisasm@tcs.com.

First UF Election Project Meeting
Interested in helping to ensure the integrity of
Florida's election process next fall? The University
(Announcements Continue Page 5)


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(Announcements, Continued)
of Florida Election Project will have its first meet-
ing this Wednesday, March 24, at 5 p.m. in 190B
Holland Hall. This non-partisan project, advised
by Assistant Professor Mark Fenster, is aimed at
ensuring the integrity of the election process
throughout the state and encouraging and protect-
ing voter enfranchisement. Those interested but
unable to attend can e-mail Lee Harang at
harang@ufl.edu.

APIL Public Interest Awareness
The Association for Public Interest Lawyers
(APIL) is hosting Public Interest Awareness Week
next week, March 29-April 1. Events include a
Donate-a-Day fundraiser, where students pledge a
day's worth of summer salary to APIL's scholar-
ship program for UF law students doing unpaid
pro bono work over the summer, and a talk by
Kathleen Arnold, an AmeriCorps attorney working
with Three Rivers Legal Services, who will speak
about her career in public interest law and
AmeriCorps 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in the fac-
ulty dining room. Also that evening is APIL's
annual LawLawPalooza fundraiser (location TBA).
For more information, e-mail Meredith Fields at
meredith fields @thotmail.com.
APIL also is pleased to announce that a gener-
ous gift from a UF College of Law and Costa Rica
program alumnus has provided a $500 fellowship
for a participant in UF's Costa Rica program.
Applications for the summer program are due
today, March 22. Students accepted into the pro-
gram can then apply for the fellowship, which will
be awarded to a UF law student with a demonstrat-
ed dedication to public interest law. To learn more


about the Costa Rica program, e-mail Prof. Tom
Ankersen at ankersen@tlaw.ufl.edu. To learn more
about the fellowship or to become involved in
APIL, e-mail APIL President Whitney Untiedt at
wuntiedtt@msn.com.

Toastmasters Club Meets Tuesday
Set aside one hour a week to develop your
public speaking skills. The Law School
Toastmasters public speaking organization will
meet Tuesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. in 292 Holland
Hall. Observers are always welcome. For informa-
tion, e-mail Ray Dominick at r12345 @ufl.edu.

JMBA Tournament Helps Children
JMBA's Fifth Annual Golf Tournament is
Saturday, March 27, at Ironwood Golf Course.
Proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to
grant a wish of a child with a life-threatening ill-
ness. You can help by sponsoring a hole for $150,
donating a prize for the raffle, buying raffle tick-
ets and/or participating in the golf clinic. The $50
per player cost covers golf, range balls, dinner and
trophies. For information, visit the JMBA Office
or e-mail Valerie Brennan (vkb @ufl.edu) or Chris
Carmody (chrisc2@ufl.edu). O


Judge Asks for Support for Judiciary
Chief judge Stan R. Morris of the 8th judicial Circuit
(at right, center, with Dean Robert Jerry, left, and Dean
Emeritus/CGR Director Jon Mills) discussed the future of
Florida's courts in a recent lecture hosted by Law
Students for the Integrity of the judicial System (LSIJS). As
co-chair of the State Trial Court Budget Commission,
Morris advocates on behalf of the courts before the gover-
nor and Legislature in the FY 2004-05 budget session.
Last year, the Legislature cut court funding by five
percent and is unlikely to meet this year's $170 million
budget request for implementation of Revision 7, a 1998 voter-approved amendment to Florida's constitution.
Morris warned that under-funding the courts will "create expectations that can't be met and lead to a discon-
nect between the people and a branch of their government. I wish law students all over the state would look
into this. Your abilities [as lawyers] will be dependent on the court's ability to maintain the system."
On Feb. 10, LSIJS sent a petition with signatures of 200-plus UF law students to House Speaker johnnie Byrd
and members of the House Subcommittee on judicial Appropriations, urging them to fully fund Florida's courts
in the FY 2004-05 budget. LSIJS now is implementing plans to involve law students from Florida State, Miami
and Stetson in upcoming campaigns. To help or participate, e-mail Isijs@lsijs.org, phone 352-871-0123 or attend
the next LSIJS meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in Holland Hall auditorium. O


Free Workshop on
Tenants' Rights
and Housing
Levin College of Law
Center for Governmental
Responsibility Public
Service Law Fellows will
conduct a free, legal sym-
posium on "Housing Law:
Understanding the Florida
Residential Landlord-
Tenant Act and How it
Affects You" at 6 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 31, at
the Alachua County Health
Department Conference
Center (224 SE 24th
Street, Gainesville).
The event will provide
members of the Alachua
County community with
information on their
rights and responsibilities
as a tenant or landlord.
Topics will include written
and oral rental/lease
agreements, rent with-
holding procedures, evic-
tions, and rules pertaining
specifically to Section 8
tenants. Speakers will be
AmeriCorps Attorneys for
Three Rivers Legal
Services, Inc. Rhonda
Chung-de Cambre and
Kathleen Arnold.
For information, con-
tact event chair Luis A.
Maldonado at 352-692-
2666 or lamaldonado
@hotmail.com. CGR fel-
lows are sponsored by a
grant from The Florida
Bar Foundation.







Apply for Clinics
To take a Fall 2004
Criminal, Civil or
Mediation Clinic or Clinic
Prep or Summer 2004
Criminal Clinic, you MUST
submit a clinic application
to Student Affairs by 5
p.m. today, March 22.











Name Change Reflects Growing Role of Center on Children and Families


Free Screening,
Meet Producer of
Intolerable Burden
The Center for the
Study of Race and Race
Relations (CSRRR) and
Center on Children and
Families (CCF) invite stu-
dents, faculty and the pub-
lic to a free screening of
"The Intolerable Burden,"
which documents the
struggle to integrate all
white public schools in
Drew, Mississippi. The
screening is at 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 25, in
Holland Hall auditorium.
The film's producer and
longtime civil rights advo-
cate Constance Curry will
be present at the screen-
ing to discuss her work.
The screening kicks off
the conference "Beyond
Brown: Children, Race, and
Education," to be held in
Gainesville this Friday,
March 26. The conference
is co-sponsored by CCF and
CSRRR, with support from
UF's ICARE and College of
Education. For an agenda
and details, go online to
http://www.law.ufl.edul
childconference.








Last Day to Apply
for Summer Abroad
The deadline 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) is today,
March 22. For details, con-
tact Noemar Castro in
Student Affairs or go
online to www.law.ufl.
edulstudentslabroad.


The Levin College of Law Center on Children and
the Law has added "Families" to its name to reflect its
growing role in restructuring the family law curriculum
and in statewide family court reforms. The new name -
the Center on Children and Families (CCF) also rec-
ognizes the center's role in supporting UF's Family Law
Certificate Program and the crucial role of families in
the well-being of children.
Associate Directors Nancy Dowd and Iris Burke
have joined founding director Barbara Bennett
Woodhouse as center co-directors. (Go to www.law.ufl.
edu/publications/pdf/CCFBooklet.pdf to
view the new Center on Children and
Families booklet, at left, in pdf format.)
"In its first three years, the center
has grown and matured, playing a central
role in restructuring the family law cur-
riculum and in statewide family court reforms. While we
continue to approach these issues from a consciously
child-centered perspective, it was important to me and
our associate directors to recognize within our organiza-
tional structure the crucial roles of family studies in our
work and of hands-on learning in our teaching," said
CCF Director and David H. Levin Chair in Family Law
Barbara Bennett Woodhouse.
"Professor Dowd is the leading scholar nationally
on single parenting and '..! !.. liii issues, and
Professor Burke is a gifted clinical teacher whose com-
mitment to increasing poor families' access to justice
produced the innovative Pro Se/Unbundling Clinic,"
Woodhouse added. "We are incredibly lucky to have
these and so many other prominent experts in juvenile
law, constitutional law, mediation and human rights
among our CCF faculty. It was UF's amazing faculty
that brought me here from the University of


Center on Children and Families faculty (from left) Berta
Hernindez-Truyol, Sharon Rush, Alison Gerencser, Director
Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, Kenneth Nunn, Program
Assistant Debbie Kelley, Mark Fondacaro, Co-Director Iris
Burke, Christopher Slobogin, Co-Director Nancy Dowd and
Claudia Wright help deepen understanding of this fast-
growing and meaningful practice area. (Associate Directors
Mae Clark, Joan Flocks, Jeffrey Grater, Monique Haughton
Worrell, Don Peters, Sherrie Russell-Brown, Peggy Schrieber,
Walter Weyrauch and Steve Willis not pictured.)


Pennsylvania and I believe the quality and diversity of
our faculty is unmatched anywhere in the country."
Iris Burke said, "Strengthening families, in all their
diverse forms, benefits children. Explicitly including
'families' in the center's name highlights the close col-
laboration between the center's faculty who specialize in
children's law and those who specialize in family law.
Similarly, the new co-director structure formalizes the
close collaboration between the center's skills faculty
and its substantive law faculty. The seamless education
that is possible because of this close collaboration is one
of the exciting strengths of the center and its certificate
program."
According to Chesterfield Smith Professor Nancy
E. Dowd, "The recruitment of Barbara Bennett
Woodhouse, the most prominent children's rights scholar
domestically and internationally, was the impetus for the
establishment of the center, and her particular expertise
made it natural to call this new center the Center for
Children and the Law, a multidisciplinary, child-cen-
tered, collaborative center for family law. It has always,
however, been a center that focuses on families and their
well-being. The change in name does not then represent
a change in focus, but rather a better description of what
the center does.
"Professor Woodhouse galvanized existing faculty
and has continued to draw partners within the law school
and across campus, as well as across the nation and
internationally. The growth of the center has been geo-
metric, with exciting projects in advocacy, teaching and
research. The change in the center's name reflects a tran-
sition from the founding stage to continued growth
under Professor Woodhouse's extraordinary leadership.
It also is a tribute to her collaborative process, as well as
to the incredible growth of the center. At this stage, it
represents a step towards deepening and continuing the
great work that the center has already accomplished in
its short life.
"I am personally honored and privileged to serve as
a co-director with two faculty whose character, scholar-
ship and service to children and families is so extraordi-
nary. Professor Woodhouse, as I noted above, brought
enormous strength and energy to this faculty. Professor
Iris Burke, who has been at the College of Law longer
than either Professor Woodhouse or myself, has trained
countless outstanding lawyers in our clinical program,
and represents the cutting edge, critical work of the cen-
ter in training the family lawyers of tomorrow."
The center is co-hosting with the Center for the
Study of Race and Race Relations and UF's ICARE and
College of Education March 25-27 the national confer-
ence, "Beyond Brown: Children, Race and Education."
(Details available at: http://lic.law.ufl.edu/ccl/.) O











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Numerous students and visitors -including firm rep-
resentatives who show their support each year by attending,
applauding and funding the team -braved the bitter cold
to travel to Gaineville Feb. 27 for the annual Raymer F.
Maguire Moot Court Competition. A standing room only
event, "Final Four" is the final round of competition in the
Justice Campbell Thornall Moot Court Team's new member
selection process. But Final Four is more than just a compe-
tition; it is a demonstration of oral advocacy by four of the
Levin College of Law's most skilled oralists.
Holland and Knight has sponsored the spring competi-
tion for the past 21 years. And each year, members of the
firm travel here to take their usual seats in the front row at
the demonstration. Also in the front row and a partner at
Holland and Knight, was Mark Alexander, a former Moot
Court president who began the Raymer F. Maguire compe-
tition when he was a law student at the University of
Florida. Maguire, Voorhis & Wells, the initial sponsoring
firm, merged with Holland & Knight LLP in 1998, and has
continued to sponsor the spring competition.
More than 50 students purchased packets to begin the
Moot Court tryout process, and 17 turned in briefs two and
a half weeks later. After two rounds of oral arguments
before a mock tribunal, 11 students were invited to join the
team. The top four, who competed Feb. 27, were Jorge
Herrera, Robyn Moore, Yelena Shneyderman, and Vanessa
Sisti. Claudel Pressa was selected as alternate, and Chris
Carmody, Ajda Demirdoken, William Dillon, Marty
Fulgueira, Jennifer Hayes, and Chrissy Yates made the team.
Current members include Adam Babington, JaDawnya
Butler, Alison Chastain, Darren Chiappetta, Cindy Clenney,
Lindsay Connor, Nate Coppernoll, Alyson Falik, Julia
Farkas, Frank Garcia, David Gay, Jason Gordon, Erin Gray,
Dana Keane, Bona Kim, Jennifer Kuyrkendall, Doug Knox,
Jill Matthew, Marie Marteli, Robin McKinney, Ryan
Morgan, Cara Muroff, Maria Priovolos Gonzales, Levi
Ritter, Ryan Santurri, J. David Satterfield, Kristen
Simmons, Megan Sladek, Steven Southwell, Scott
Underwood and Courtney Walsh.
Perserverance pays off, since three of the Final Four
tried out unsuccessfully for the team last semester. While
other students were discouraged that only nine new mem-
bers were selected in the fall, Jorge Herrera, Robyn Moore
and Yelena Shneyderman continued to hone their advocacy
skills, and were rewarded by not only making the team, but
also the prestigious Final Four. In addition, the other Final
Four competitors, Vanessa Sisti and alternate Claudel










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Lansing Roy (UF JD 69) of the Bankruptcy Law Firm of
Lansing J. Roy in Jacksonville (above, center, with team
members Erin Gray, left, and Robin McKinney) sponsored
the team competing in the Hon. Conrad Duberstein
National Bankruptcy Competition March 6-8 in New York,
where Gray and McKinney advanced to the Elite Eight. In
other recent competitions, Adam Babington and Ryan
Santurri competed at the ABA National Appellate Advocacy
Competition in Atlanta, and Marie Marteli and Courtney
Walsh in the George Washington University National
Security Law Competition in Washington D.C. In April,
Alison Chastain, Jason Gordon and Dana Keane will compete
in the Sutherland Cup Competition at Catholic University in
Washington D.C., where the UF law Moot Court Team was
one of only 10 invited to compete.

Final Four competi-
tors Robyn Moore
(from left), Yelena
Schneyderman,
alternate Claudel
Pressa, Vanessa Sisti
and Jorge Herrera.

Pressa, also were both selected as Final Four advocates in
last semester's Trial Team selection process. As a result, the
top competitors in this semester's competition were some of
the most seasoned student advocates on campus, and it is
believed that Vanessa Sisti is the first student in the history
of the law school to be chosen both for Trial Team and
Moot Court Final Four.
Final Four competitors argued in teams of two before
five judges from federal district and appellate courts. Judge
William Terrell Hodges presided, accompanied by Judge
John C. Godbold (Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals),
Chief Judge Patricia C. Fawcett (Middle District of
Florida), Judge James S. Moody, Jr., and Judge Steven D.
Merryday (both from the Middle District of Florida).
The panel selected Vanessa Sisti as Best Oralist and
counsel for petitioners Vanessa Sisti and Jorge Herrera Best
Team overall. Yelena Shneyderman won Best Brief and
Best Overall Competitor, and also received the $1,500
Elizabeth Coryell Kline Rhile Scholarship, made possible
by a generous donation from Dr. Joseph Rhile, who also
attends the spring competition to see the advocates argue
and to present the scholarship.
Faculty advisors Henry Wihnyk and Leanne Pflaum
work with the team as its members compete around the
country. Find out how you can get involved -as a student
or sponsor -at the team's website at http://www.law.
ufl.edu/mootcourt or by e-mailing Jadawyna Butler at
jbutler(ufl.edu. O


Learn About DUI
Students and members
of the Alachua County
community are invited to
learn more about "Driving

Influence"
(DUI) at a
Street Law
Symposium
Monday,
March 29, at
7 p.m. at
the Alachua County Health
Department (224 S.E. 24th
Street, Gainesville).
The symposium is free
and open to the public,
and will provide informa-
tion on DUI law in Florida,
the DUI field sobriety
investigation process, and
driver rights when pulled
over by the police. For
more information, see the
March 15 issue of FlaLaw
(online at www.law.ufl.
edu, click on FlaLaw) or
contact CGR Fellow/2004
Street Law Chair Jon
Gurney at Gurney@ufl.edu
or 352-378-9195.
Street Law 2004 is
organized by Levin College
of Law Center for Govern-
mental Responsibility pub-
lic service law fellows,
who are funded through a
Florida Bar Foundation
grant. Members of the UF
law Drug and Alcohol
Crimes Law Association
are assisting with the
symposium.


Lexis News
Lexis Legal Research
and Writing training will
be offered Monday and
Tuesday, March 22-23.
Information will be
available soon regarding
additional "Build Your
Future" training for stu-
dents with summer jobs.








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* Assistant Professor Mark Fenster delivered a
talk, "The Opacity of Transparency," to the
annual meeting of the Association for the
Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities
at the University of Connecticut Law School.
* Professor Kenneth B. Nunn was honored by
Phillip j. Mays of Atlanta and his wife,
Stacey, through the Phillip j. Mays, Esq. &
Stacey L. Mays Book Award in Criminal
Procedure Adversary System. Book awards
reward academic excellence and support
law school student and faculty resaerch and
activities. "I am honored to be recognized
this way and delighted for our students,
who will receive deserved acknowledgment


Limits of Antitrust Policy," at a March 4
faculty workshop at FSU College of Law.
* Cone Wagner Nugent Johnson Hazouri &
Roth Professor juan Perea published
"Buscando America: Why Integration and
Equal Protection Fail to Protect Latinos,"
I17 Harvard L. Rev. 1420 (2004).
* Stephen C. O'Connell Professor Christopher
Slobogin spoke on "Sell, Singleton and
Forced Medication of Defendants Found
Incompetent" at the American Association
of Psychology and Law Meeting in
Scottsdale, Arizona, and on "Transaction
Surveillance" at the Identity and Privacy
Conference at DePaul Law School.


of their efforts in my class," said Nunn. t i A celebration and book signing was held at
S Associate Dean of Faculty Development/ Tl Wild Iris Books for Professor Emeritus
Marshall Criser Eminent Scholar Bill Page Betty Taylor and other co-authors of
presented a paper, "Economic Authority and the Women at the University of Florida. O


Law College Council
Serves Students
The Law College Council (LCC) is
Fredric G. Levin the political subdivision of Student
Government and Board of College LCC Secretary Destinie
College of Law Councils at the Levin College of Law. Baker (from left),
Administration LCC exists to present the views and President Justin S.
promote the interests of law stu- Flippen and Treasurer
* Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean dents to the law school administra- Kimberly Galatioto.
(Vice President
* Stuart R. Cohn, tion, ensure that students receive an Samantha Powers not
Associate Dean for enriched legal education without shown). 2004-05 officers
International Studies encountering discrimination on the will be President-elect
* Michael K. Friel, Associate basis of race, creed, sex, age, nation- Lee Harang, Vice
Dean for Academic Affairs al origin, disability, or sexual orien- President-elect Najah
Gibson, Secretary-elect
* William H. Page, station, and promote diversity among Erica Williams, and
Associate Dean for student organizations. The council's Treasurer-elect Steve
Faculty Development 32 elected officials 14 student Martin.
* M. Kathleen "Kathie" Price, organization representatives, 14 at-
Associate Dean for Library large representatives and four executive officers oversee
and Technology approximately 41 registered student organizations and allo-
* Gail E. Sasnett, Associate cate more than $33,000 for programs and travel that bene-
Dean for Students, fit the student body, including the Music Law Conference,
Professionalism and APALSA Day (showcasing Asian cultures), JLSA's Sukkot holi-
Community Relations day, Lambda Legal Alliance Law and Policy Conference,
* J. Patrick Shannon, ELULS Earth Day, Career Development Conference and Public
Associate Dean for Interest and Environmental Conference. LCC also hosts the
AdII ... II U .. i i L t If


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 he past, shaping the fiutur


stsu enL organ zaton ar on campus eac semester. e
office is on the first floor of Bruton-Greer Hall in the
Student Organization Workroom.
The LCC general board meets today, March 22, and April
5 and 19 at 6 p.m in 190B Holland Hall. Each meeting fea-
tures open forums where students may address the council
and voice their concerns. For information, e-mail LCC
President Justin S. Flippen at Gatorlaw78@aol.com. O


LCC Representatives Lee Stein (below,
from left). Melinda Wimbish, William
Reich and Lee Halang review the
agenda beloie the meeting


LLL nep esenauves james
Stoweis above. fionl left.
Michael Tempkins and
ainabu Rumala consider
funding requests dui ng a
ieIent LCC meeting


See calendar online at www. law. ufl. edu
March
22 Deadline to Apply for Summer Abroad Programs and for Clinics
On Call: a Workshop on Business Etiquette and Professionalism,
5-8 p.m., Location TBA
23 Careers in Intellectual Property Law, noon, faculty dining room
Toastmasters, 5 p.m., 292 HOL
24 UF Election Project Meeting, 5 p.m., 190B HOL
25 "Beyond Brown: Children, Race & Education" Conference begins,
Gainesville (details at www.law.ufl.edu). Free screening of "The
Intolerable Burden," 4 p.m., auditorium
EASLS Speaker, general counsel for Jacksonville
jaguars Paul Vance
LSR Speaker, leff McAdams, 2 p.m., 283 HOL
26 "Ships," by Career Services, noon, Bailey Courtroom
27 ABA Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament, 10 a.m.,
Southwest Recreation Area
29 Street Law Symposium, 7 p.m., Alachua Cty. Health Dept.


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