Career Services
 A visit with the dean
 Scholarship and activities


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Table of Contents
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
    A visit with the dean
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 8
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A tree (at top left) was placed atop
the final new beam in the law
school's construction/renovation
project March 19 in a traditional
ceremony of gratitude and good
luck hosted by PPI Construction.
Guests were given a guided tour by
Associate Dean Pat Shannon (at
right, with Associate Dean Kathie
Price), and treated to a BBQ lunch.
W.C. Gentry (below, at left, with
Shannon and Dean Robert Jerry),
who spearheaded the fund-raising
effort for the project, was among
those who came ready with ideas
and enthusiasm for future efforts.
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PPI Construction Manager Winfield Scott (left) checks
ceremonial classroom plans with architects Joe Walker
and Apryl Howell of Ponikvar & Associates.

PPI Construction Manager Winfield Scott
hosted a "Topping Off' ceremony a 700-year-
old Scandinavian tradition of placing a tree atop
buildings under construction when the last beam is
hoisted into place to help assure the project
remains on time and injury free and BBQ lunch
March 19 for more than 100 representatives of the
University of Florida, architects, contractors and
others involved in the Levin College of Law's
construction/renovation project.
The ceremony also marked the midpoint of
the massive effort, which is slated for completion
by Fall 2005.
"The shape of the new law school is becom-
ing clearer, and it looks even better than the pic-
tures and drawings," said Dean Robert Jerry.
His sentiments were echoed by W.C. Gentry
(UF JD 71, magna cum laude), who spearheaded
the fund-raising effort for the project. Gentry is
the principal of the Law Office of W.C. Gentry in

Jacksonville, Florida. He has been an adjunct pro-
fessor at the Levin College of Law and an active
member of its Board of Trustees.
"This is an exciting and proud time for all of
us involved with the College of Law. I urge every
alumnus to come by and see this evolving testa-
ment to the commitment of so many who have
made this possible," said Gentry.
"Having previously met with architects and
engineers and being involved in a lot of discus-
sions about the new law school, I thought I had a
pretty good idea of the magnitude of the renova-
tion and a sense of how much it would improve
the school's appearance and function," he contin-
ued. "However, I was absolutely awestruck at the
extraordinary amount of work that has been done,
and how incredibly different the new law school is
going to feel and function as an open, harmonious,
state-of-the-art institution that will not only pro-
("Topping Off' Continues Page 6)

Library Moves This
Saturday, April 17
* The Legal Information
Center (library) moves
this Saturday, April 17.
to its new Butler Plaza
location. Law school
seminar students and
those doing legal
research: library materi-
als MUST be checked out
before THIS FRIDAY, April
16, for use until May 12,
when the collection
opens for research in
Butler Plaza.
* A LIC reserve desk will
open April 17 in Media
Services, second floor of
Bruton-Geer Hall, to
provide old exams, and
readings and books on
reserve. The Tax Library
collection will be added
to the Bruton-Geer Hall
collection and open for
research May 2.
* Students can study in
the Marston library,
Health Center library,
and Education library.
Hours are posted online.
For updates, go online
to www.law.ufl.edul
construction/ or contact
LIC reference staff at

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Meeting Today,
Apply by Friday for
Public Service
Students interested in
applying for Florida Bar
Foundation Public Service
Fellowships should attend
a current fellows meeting
at 5 p.m. today, April 12,
outside Career Services.
Applications for next year
are due by noon this
Friday, April 16, to Lenny
Kennedy in the Center for
Responsibility (CGR).
Public Service
Fellowships are open to
students in their fourth or
fifth semester interested
in gaining experience in
the public interest sector.
Fellows must work 10-15
hours a week (270 hours
total) during Fall 2004 and
Spring 2005 semesters,
publish an article in
JMBA's Docket, and put
together a public interest
law-related group project
or panel. Fellows receive a
stipend ($3,500 each last
year) for their work. Fact
sheets and applications are
available in CGR, Career
Services and Student
Affairs. For information,
contact Jessie Howell in
Career Services (352-392-
0499) or Tim McLendon in
CGR (352-392-2237).

LEXIS Exam Tip
It's exam time, so use
Lexis Case Briefs to help
summarize all cases cov-
ered in your classes.
Retrieve your case by
looking up its citation in
then choose "Case Brief."

Sign Up for IL Shadow Program
Sign up for the 1L Shadow Program at 5:30
p.m. today, April 12, outside the Center for Career
Services. The program enables first-year law stu-
dents to shadow attorneys in private practice, the
court system or legal services and experience the
legal environment in those areas firsthand.
Assignment is by lottery, and space is limited.
Interested 1Ls must bring a copy of their resume to
the signup/drawing and be present to accept. For
more information, visit Career Services.

Public Service Partners
Public Service Partners are law firms who
contribute $250 each year to sponsor law students
performing public interest work around the coun-
try. First to sign up for this meaningful program
this year are Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel &
Burns; Shook, Hardy & Bacon; and Hill, Ward &

Exit Interviews for May Grads
Students graduating next month should sign
up on Westlaw's TWEN for a 10-minute inlcitl
confidential" exit interview. To use TWEN, regis-
ter on Westlaw for the Career Services class and
then go to the sign-up section. Select the date and
time you would like to interview with a profession-
al Career Services counselor. Exit interviews are
April 26 through May 13. These meetings can help
you, Career Services and the law school by provid-
ing accurate graduation statistics to be reported to
the ABA and NALP.
Make sure Career Services has your current
e-mail and/or telephone number when you relocate
to help the college continue to assist you in your
search for fulfilling employment.

Be An Alumni Mentor
If you are employed, you can increase visibil-
ity for your employer and help others by signing
up for the Alumni Mentor program and agreeing
to be contacted by students and alumni about your
job search process, your geographic location, or
the law school in general. Alumni Mentors report
that the experience is one of the most satisfying
things they have ever done, and helped them stay
connected to the law school.

New Faculty Assistance Project
Career Services has just formally partnered
with participating UF College of Law faculty who
will periodically review a list of unemployed grads
to offer suggestions and contacts based in part on

your geographic or practice area preferences. A
line has been added to the Graduate Employment
Survey where students can select whether they
wish to participate in this new initiative.
"With this new project we hope to capitalize
on our faculty network to offer additional support
to those soon-to-be grads most in need of Career
Services support during this challenging economic
time," said Career Services Assistant Dean Linda
Calvert Hanson.

Fall OCI Begins BEFORE Classes
Some students have questioned the dates given
for Fall 2004 On-Campus Interviews (OCI) -
Aug. 17-27 since classes don't begin until Aug.
24. These dates are correct. Due to major construc-
tion at the law school and an accompanying lack of
space for interviews, OCI is beginning a month
earlier this fall to allow use of facilities on main
campus before classes begin. (Since classes begin
one week later than usual, OCI actually occurs the
week classes normally begin.) The hope is that by
having the main push before and during the first
week of classes, it will be less intrusive into stu-
dents' schedules and coursework. Another benefit
is that UF will be the first school in Florida to
Employers have been aware of the timing for
some time, and have indicated that their summer
associates finish up no later than Aug. 6 since
classes typically begin the third week of August.
There are currently about 80 firms registered for
fall OCI.
(Career Services Continues Page 3)



The Levin College of Law will host many of the
most active and committed members of its extend-
ed "family" this weekend as alumni and friends
meet here for Law Center Association Board of
Trustees and Alumni Council meetings and activities,
several of which will be held in conjunction with
University of Florida Foundation "Stakeholder's
Weekend" events.
These events will showcase many aspects of the
strong, ongoing and mutually beneficial relationships
among faculty, staff and students and the school's
alumni and friends. These relationships and the
financial support you and others provide make
many facilities, activities and programs here possi-
ble, and have helped the law school maintain and
even improve its place as one of the nation's top
public law schools, as one well-known ranking
reaffirmed last week.
I want to emphasize that law school (and uni-
versity and college) rankings are not to be regarded
as the true measure of an institution's quality.
Indeed, the methodological weaknesses in such
rankings call into question the uses to which they
are often put. But ignoring rankings is not an
option, because we know others do not. Also, rank-
ings can provide some indication of strengths, weak-
nesses, and trends, as long as care is taken to
understand the limitations of underlying methodolo-
gies. And, at the end of the day, it is always pleas-
ing to be recognized for our strengths.
This year, U.S. News reports that the Levin
College of Law continues to be rated among the

(Career Services, Continued)
Network at Alumni Receptions
A large percentage of jobs in the legal field
are acquired through an individual student's per-
sonal network. If you don't have one and need to
expand yours, alumni receptions are the perfect
place to meet attorneys in the community. Several
opportunities are available this summer for stu-
dents to attend alumni receptions in Ft. Pierce
(May 25), Lakeland (May 26), Boca Raton (June
23) and Atlanta (Aug. 4). Space is limited, so
interested students should RSVP to Career
Services as soon as possible.

Job Fair Informational Meeting
Job fairs and recruiting and hiring conferences
are regional interviewing events for students
across the country, and many have summer dead-
lines. These events are excellent opportunities to
meet in one location employers from diverse geo-
graphic areas. Career Services will hold an infor-


national meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 14,
in the Bailey Courtroom for students interested in
participating in job fairs this fall. Also check out
job fair boards in Bruton-Geer Hall and informa-
tion online at www.law.ufl.edu/career/

Programs and Events
* Today, April 12, IL Shadow Sign Up, 5 p.m., outside
Career Services.
* Today, April 12, deadline to turn in Patent Law
Interview Program materials, 5 p.m.
* Tuesday, April 13, Successful On-Campus Interviews,
noon, Bailey Courtroom.
* Wednesday, April 14, "Going Solo," co-sponsored by
Lexis, noon, 334A Holland Hall.
* Wednesday, April 14, Job Fairs Orientation,
5 p.m., Bailey Courtroom.
* Thursday, April 22, Pro Bono Awards Banquet,
10:30 a.m., faculty dining room. (Students earning
Pro Bono Certificates will receive invitations.) O

nation's top law
schools 43rd
from 45th last
year. Our
Graduate Tax
Program contin-
ues to be in the nation's top two and for the
first time our Environmental Law Program is in
the top 10 percent (17th). Our faculty ranked 34th
in peer reputation and 40th in lawyer/judge reputa-
tion. And we are proud that the UF College of Law
remains first among top-tier public law schools in
the southeast for diversity. In the final analysis,
these rough measures lead to the conclusion that
the college continues to progress and its future is
As we approach the end of my first year at the
Levin College of Law, I want to take this opportuni-
ty to thank you for welcoming me to this outstand-

ing institution, and for making me proud to be one
of the newest members of the Levin College of Law
Please continue to let us know how we can
serve you better. I cannot promise that every
request will be granted; I do pledge that we will
help every student and member of our college com-
munity work through issues and concerns, and we
will take every reasonable step at our disposal to
assist you. Please feel free to e-mail me personally
at jerryr@law.ufl.edu.
Robert H. Jerry, II
Dean, & Levin, Mabie and Levin Professor

Summer Aid for
Public Interest Work
If you are considering
a volunteer, unpaid public
interest internship this
summer that does not
earn academic credit,
apply for a Public Interest
Summer Scholarship by
Monday, April 19, in the
Center for Career Services.
Applications are avail-
able from Jill Mahler at
Jessie Howell in Career
Services at howellje
@law.ufl.edu, or online at

Westlaw Training
Westlaw Account
Manager Derek Moreton
will offer Westlaw
Certification and Prepare
to Practice training this
week in the WestlawlLexis
lab inside Media Services
in Bruton-Geer Hall.
* Prepare to Practice
training will be offered
today, April 12, noon-5
p.m. Classes last about
an hour, and focus on
how to do cost-effective
searches on Westlaw to
prepare you to be an
efficient summer clerk.
* Certification training will
be offered April 13-15.
This training consists of
two, one-hour classes -
one on researching cases
and one on researching
statutes and both
require completion of a
short exam after the
class. After passing both
tests, you can include
the fact you are Westlaw
Certified on your
Sign-up sheets are at
the Media Services Desk in
Bruton-Geer Hall. For
information, e-mail

Aprl 2, 00


Julie Miller is N
JMBA President
Julie Miller was e
ed 2004-05 president
the John Marshall Ba
Association (JMBA) Ap
Miller (UF BA 02,
English) is a native o
Tallahassee who hope
earn her LL.M. in Tax
UF. She has been act
JMBA since her first
of law school, and als
volunteers with the
Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance (VITA) pro
here on campus.
As president, she
plans to promote a
active relationship
between current JMB
members and its alui
"More than 75 pi
cent of law students
JMBA while at UF, ma
for a large pool of pc
tial alumni contacts,'
Miller. "A lot of stud
want more employ
resources than OCI c;
provide, and we're h
to get a 'JMBA Jobs T
started to held addr

CSRRR Spring Lecture Today
The Center for the Study of Race and Race
Relations (CSRRR) invites everyone to its Spring
S Lecture 4-5:30 p.m. today, April 12, in Emerson
Alumni Hall. George Washington University Law
Professor Paul Butler will speak on, "Much
lew Respect: Toward a Hip-Hop Theory of
Punishment," based on his forthcoming article in
lect- the Stanford Law Review. A pre-lecture reception
tof will be held 2-3 p.m. in the faculty lounge.
r CSRRR also encourages students to:
prilI Apply by June 1 for the 2004-05 Evan Yegelwel

f Fellowship. The award is $2,000, and supports
es to student research and scholarship toward reducing
at crime motivated by hate, prejudice or stereotyping.
ive in Details are on the CSRRR website at
fear www.law.ufl.edu/centers/csrrr/.
Submit a resume and cover letter to Pat Hancock in
340 Holland Hall for a position as a summer
gram research assistant to help CSRRR staff on multiple
projects. Ten hours per week commitment. Strong
computer skills including webpage and database
ore design desired.
design -desired.

" said

Presentation on Korean and
American Judiciary Systems
All are invited to a presentation by the Inter-
national Programs Department and International
Law Society (ILS) at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 14,
in 190 Holland Hall. Visiting scholars from Seoul,
Korea, will compare and discuss Korean and
American judiciary systems. Yongcheol Kim, a
judge in Seoul District Court, will make the pres-
entation, and Yoon-Keun Ham, prosecutor in the

Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office, will join him
for questions.
Elections for 2004-05 ILS president, vice
president, treasurer and secretary will be held
before the presentation.

JMBA Free Pizza Lunch Tuesday
JMBA will provide free pizza for all law stu-
dents on the concourse 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday,
April 13. Students are invited to attend and share
comments, concerns and ideas with current and
new JMBA representatives and officers (see side-
bar at left).

Drug & Alcohol Crimes Law
Association Meets Wednesday
The Drug and Alcohol Crimes Law
Association will meet for the last time this semes-
ter and select the executive board for next year at
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the law school
cafeteria. All are welcome. For information, e-mail
President Jon Gurney at gurney@ufl.edu.

APIL Raises Money, Awareness
Through Donate-A-Day
Five students have donated money and five
more pledged support for the Association for
Public Interest Law (APIL) Donate-A-Day
fundraiser. APIL president Whitney Untiedt noted
that the $700 raised so far is a great start for the
fundraiser, new this spring.
The Donate-A-Day fundraiser encourages law
students to donate one day's worth of their upcom-
ing summer salary to APIL for its summer scholar-
ship program, which covers summer living expens-
es for students committed to careers in nnblic

those needs." interest law, allowing them to volunteer for non-
Other new members profit legal organizations without the added burden
of the jMBA executive
board include Ali McGraw, of summer loans. APIL and the Levin College of
vice president of socials; Law provide the scholarships each year thanks to
Heather Macre, vice presi- generous financial donations from local firms, fac-
dent of student services; ulty, students and community members.
Sarah Jones, vice president To participate, contact Meredith Fields at
of community services;
of community services ; ameredith fields@ahotmail.com, or Whitney Untiedt
Anne Zerbe, secretary; and
Kim Scott, treasurer. at wuntiedtomsn.com.
Meet the new board Moot Court Beats Law Review in
at JMBA's free pizza lunch
on the concourse Tuesday, 'Bragging Rights' Softball Game
April 13. Bring questions I "Saving face after last semester's loss, Moot
and suggestions. Students Court came from behind to beat Law Review 19-12
also can e-mail questions in the semi-annual Lexis Cup softball game April
or concerns to JMBA at
uf jmba@hotmail.com. 4," reported Law Review participant Meredith
By Meredith Fields (2L) Fields (2L). "Moot Court fielded a team of 12
(Announcements Continue Page 6)

UF Law Home to One of Nation's Largest Concentrations of Critical
Legal Scholarship, Adding Diversity & Depth to Curriculum By whitney Untiedt (2L)

The University of Florida Levin
College of Law is well-known in academ-
ic and legal circles for its established
areas of expertise in Taxation and
Environmental Law, as witnessed by the
school's top ranking in these areas by U.S.
News & World Report in its review last
week of the nation's best graduate
schools. And its strengths in International,
Intellectual Property, Children and
Families Law and Estates and Trusts
Practice also are widely recognized.
Less well-known is that UF's law
school also is home to one of the coun-
try's largest concentrations of faculty
publishing in Critical Legal Studies, an
interdisciplinary approach to the law.
"If you look at Critical Legal Studies
and interdisciplinary schools that attempt
to put law in a broader context within the
social sciences and other fields, you have
a rich group of faculty here doing this
kind of work," said Associate Professor
Pedro Malavet, whose book graces the
cover of the 2004 NYU Press Catalog.
Critical Legal Studies arose in the 1970s as
professors began to contemplate the relationship
between power and the law, incorporating history
and social sciences into their critiques. From that
emerged Critical Race Theory, which focuses on
race and the law, and LatCrit, which concentrates
on how the law affects Latinas/os.
With the creation of the Center for the Study
of Race and Race Relations in the late 1990s, the
UF College of Law has emerged on the forefront
of Critical Legal Studies and/or Critical Race
Theory, with books by UF law faculty Nancy
Dowd and Michelle Jacobs (Feminist Legal
Theory, An Anti-Essentialist Reader), Berta
Hernandez-Truyol (Moral Imperialism, A Critical
Sii. i. .-.I i, Pedro Malavet (America's Colony,
The Political and Cultural Conflict Between the
United States and Puerto Rico) and Katheryn
Russell-Brown (The Color of Crime and
Underground Codes) included in the NYU Press
Law 2004 catalog. Professor Juan Perea has had
two books in the catalog, Race and Races: Cases
and Resources for a Diverse America and IMMI-
GRANTS OUT! The New Nativism and the Anti-
Immigrant Impulse in the United States. New York
University Press' celebrated Critical America
Series, written specifically for law students and

academics, explores areas of the law not included
in the casebooks, such as culture, anthropology
and legal history. In addition, dozens of other fac-
ulty members (see sidebar) have participated in
scholarship that attempts to view law in the broad-
er context of the social sciences and other academ-
ic disciplines.
"Interdisciplinarity is clearly a strength of the
faculty," said Assistant Professor Mark Fenster,
who has written on law, society and culture.
The interest UF law professors have shown in
interdisciplinary scholarship has allowed the
school to offer "nontraditional" courses of study to
its students, including Law and Psychology,
Gender and the Law, and African-American
History and the Law. Student interest has been
"It's refreshing to study how the law works in
the 'real world,'" said Jill Mahler (2L), who is cur-
rently taking Professor Kenneth Nunn's African-
American History and the Law course. "The law
doesn't operate in a vacuum, and I think the work
these professors have done can help law students
understand what we'll face when we graduate."
For a complete list of publications and back-
ground on the faculty featured in this article, go
online to www.law.ufl.edu/faculty. O

Enriches Programs
Bringing knowledge
and expertise from other
fields to the study of the
law can add new insight
and understanding. In
addition to those listed in
the story at left, numer-
ous other UF College of
Law faculty study and
write about the law and
how it intersects with
other disciplines, including
Paul Magnarella
(Anthropology); Tom
Cotter (Intellectual
Property); Jeffrey Harrison
and Bill Page (Economics);
Cally Jordan (Finance);
Alyson Flournoy
Philosophy); Elizabeth
Dale, Michael Wolf and
Danaya Wright (History);
Jonathan Cohen and
Charles Collier
(Philosophy); Robert Moffat
(Philosophy & Sociology);
Barbara Noah (Medicine);
Mark Fondacaro and
Christopher Slobogin
(Psychology); Nancy Dowd,
Michelle Jacobs and
Barbara Bennett
Woodhouse (Families and
Gender); Bill Chamberlin
and Lyrissa Lidsky (Mass
Media); Mike Seigel
(Pragmatism &
Philosophy); and Mark
Fenster, Winston Nagan,
Marty McMahon, Sharon
Rush and Walter Weyrauch
(Society & Culture).
The college also draws
on UF's curricular strength
in other ways, such as by
teaming with UF specialists
on cutting-edge research
and cross-disciplinary
training or featuring guest
presentations by UF
experts. Students also can
take courses in other col-
leges or earn joint degrees.

Apply NOW for
Financial Aid
* Forms for requesting a
spring Lewis Memorial
Long Term Emergency
Loan ($500) are in
Student Affairs and will
be accepted through
April 30. To be eligible,
you must have at least a
2.00 GPA and registered
for at least 12 credit
hours; have a co-signer
who is "financially sta-
ble" (not a student,
spouse or retired, semi-
retired or unemployed);
and be attending UF this
summer (not study
abroad). University
Financial Services will
mail a loan application
to your local address as
listed on ISIS within 10
business days after you
submit the form to
University Financial
Services at S-108 Criser
Hall. See Carol Huber in
Student Affairs for details
on how this loan affects
your summer financial
* Students should apply
now for aid for 2004-05,
and are encouraged to
do so at FAFSAIRenewal
FAFSA on the Web
* To be considered for
summer financial aid,
you must have a com-
pleted 2003-04 FAFSA on
file with UF and have
indicated you will be
enrolled for Summer
2004 Term for a mini-
mum of three credits for
j.D. students and four
for graduate students.
For information or to
review aid options, con-
tact Financial Aid Coord-
inator Carol Huber in
Student Affairs (call 352-
392-0421 or visit 164
Holland Hall).

("Topping Off" Continued)
vide all the modem tools for learning, but will cre-
ate an environment like none that has existed since
the 'new' law school was built nearly four decades
ago. Associate Dean Pat Shannon was like a proud
father of a beautiful and precocious new infant as
he guided me over girders and through hidden
crannies to show me all the work that has been
done and all that is yet to be done.
"Seeing what we have done makes it even
more imperative that we complete the job and
replace Bruton-Geer Hall with modem courtrooms
and offices," said Gentry. "I think once everyone
sees what has transpired and how close we are to
fruition of our highest aspirations, support for
transforming this last vestige of the old facility
will be quickly forthcoming."
Holland Hall classrooms will be demolished
and library renovations will begin early this sum-
mer, and new classrooms will be completed for use
in Fall 2004. Beginning in March 2005, Holland
Hall renovations will be completed and the library,
bookstore and cafeteria will return. When con-
struction ends by Fall 2005, the Legal Information
Center will have doubled in size, rivaling the best
in the nation, and the law school community will
have access to greatly expanded and enhanced,
technology-ready classroom facilities. Two three-
story classroom "towers" between and connecting
Holland and Bruton-Geer Halls, together with
other new classrooms in Holland Hall and existing
facilities, will provide seating for close to the col-
lege's entire current enrollment of 1,310. The law
school's technological capabilities will be
enhanced thanks to a revamped telecommunica-
tions plant, sin.ii" classrooms, and wired/wireless
access throughout new and renovated spaces. The

(Announcements, Continued)
players and six supporters, while Law Review had
about 15 playing and six cheering. Though the
annual "Tournament of Bragging Rights" had its
heated moments and close calls, as well as an
injury or two, in the end it was a great way to
spend a sunny Sunday afternoon."
"Thanks to Law Review for helping to put
together a fun afternoon," said Moot Court
President Doug Knox. "It was an excellent effort
and game by all."
Florida Law Review Editor-in-Chief Rob Luck
echoed the sentiment, and added, "Our hat is off to
our Moot Court classmates, who are softball
champs at least for a semester!"

Front (above) and
back views of the
Levin College of
Law's new look in
2005 (pending
acquisition of all
state funds).

entry to the college will be from the west, with a
new courtyard that allows secure entry to the reno-
vated Legal Information Center, to new classrooms
surrounding the courtyard, and to Bruton-Geer
Hall. Outdoor gathering and circulation areas will
be improved through creation of two semi-
enclosed courtyards and an open green space at the
northwest entry.
The building design team includes the
Gainesville architectural firm, Ponikvar &
Associates, and Boston architectural firm,
Tsoi/Kobus & Associates.
The public art committee for the project -
which includes Architect Jack Ponikvar, Associate
Dean Kathie Price and College of Law Dean
Emeritus Roy Hunt have reviewed art submis-
sions and asked four artists specializing in outdoor
art to submit drawings for the courtyard/cloister
area. (The sculpture formerly located in the court-
yard will be placed in a complementary location.)
Stay updated on construction information at
www.law.ufl.edu/construction/, or contact
Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs Patrick
Shannon at shannon(ilaw.ufl.edu. O

CLA Book Drive Underway
The Criminal Law Association (CLA) will
collect books for prison inmates until Monday,
April 19, in Student Affairs, Career Services and
on the concourse. Dig through your bookshelves
(and those of your friends, neighbors and relatives)
and bring in books you can part with for this wor-
thy cause. Books will be used by male inmates.
Law books or magazines cannot be accepted, but
other appropriate books are appreciated. A new
program for inmates to read children' books to
their own children on tape has resulted in a need
for blank tapes and children's books.
(Announcements Continue Page 8)

L SFl a Iversity of Florida redricGe- Lw Ne w t A i 1,

Brown Conference an Interdisciplinary Look at Issues, Impacts
& Challenges of Landmark Desegregation Case By Grace Casas (UF ID 03)
The lights dimmed in P.K. Yonge auditorium CSRRR Director Katheryn Russell-
and the Center on Children and Families' (CCF) Brown (at left, from left, and
third annual conference co-hosted this year with addressing participants in bottom
the Center for the Study on Race and Race Relations photo), "Intolerable Burden" doc-
(CSRRR), with support from UF's Institute for Child umentary film producer Constance
and Adolescent Research and Evaluation (ICARE) Curry, Dean Robert Jerry and CCF
and College of Education kicked off at a youth Director Barbara Bennett
summit March 25. The theme marked the 50th Woodhouse met at the film's
anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark screening. The film kicked off
decision of Brown v. Board of Education, which "Beyond Brown: Children,
forever changed the face of education for children. Race and Education," the
"Constitutional scholars think of Brown v. ._ third annual UF College of
Board of Education as a landmark civil rights case Law conference organized as
on racial equality. But it is really the first major an interdisciplinary effort by
landmark decision on children's rights," said CCF scholars and educators sharing common goals in their work on
Director/David H. Levin Chair in Family Law behalf of children and families.

Barbara Bennett Woodhouse. "Our conference
brought together advocates for children's rights and
advocates of civil rights to explore how the two issues
are integrally connected. I was especially pleased to see
participation by local figures such as Joseph Buchanan
- one of the first children (now a mature man) to inte-
grate Gainesville schools who were child heroes here
in the movement for equal rights for all children."
It is because of the children that it is appropriate the
conference began with them, for their story is one history
has all too often reduced to a side note. Students at P.K.
Yonge coordinated the youth summit with conference
organizers to examine the Brown decision and its effects
on today's students.
Students at the summit saw the film, "Eyes on the
Prize," which chronicles the struggle of African-
American students as they integrated the public school
system. These students were ground-breakers and fight-
ers in the civil rights movement, though for most it was
not of their choosing. These were children who took on
adult problems and responsibilities and carried them with
courage and dignity many of the RK. Yonge students
found inspirational.
"We were interested in looking at children as civil
rights heroes," said CSRRR Director Professor Katheryn
Russell-Brown. "The Brown conference was an opportu-
nity for those at UF and in the community to discuss the
legacy of that decision and how we continue to deal with
the issues it raised."
"It was listening to these students that taught many
of us at the conference how important the role of chil-
dren is in the struggle for equality, particularly in the
area of education," said participant Grace Casas (UF JD
03). "They live on a daily basis the legacy of Brown.
Their young age does not insulate them from dealing
with issues such as race and inequality in education."
The conference also included a screening of the
award-winning documentary film, "The Intolerable
Burden," about effects of the Brown decision on a

Mississippi town. Professors Leland Ware of the
University of Delaware and Edgar Epps of the University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee gave keynote addresses. In
addition to Professors Russell-Brown and Bennett
Woodhouse, UF law school faculty taking part included
Professors Nancy Dowd, Joan Flocks, Berta Hemandez-
Truyol, Kenneth B. Nunn, Juan F. Perea, Sharon E.
Rush, Sherrie Russell-Brown, Michelle Jacobs,
Christopher Slobogin, Michael Wolf and Monique
Haughton Worrell, and UF faculty Mark Fondacaro,
Department of Psychology; and Anane Olatunji and
Sevan Terzian, College of Education.
Close to 100 UF students, faculty and community
members attended the second day of the conference to
further explore the ramifications of Brown and collabo-
rate on solving issues the Brown decision did not
"One of the most fascinating things was hearing dif-
ferent perspectives people brought," said Casas. "By the
end of the conference, people from various professions,
academic disciplines and walks of life had come to
understand why Brown is such a landmark case for the
rights of children. But there also was an understanding of
how critical it is that all people, regardless of race, gen-
der or other distinguishing characteristics, work together
to solve problems such as inequality and racism that
impact children." 7



The memory of W.
Fred Turner (UF JD 48) -
whose successful represen-
tation of Clarence Earl
Gideon in the landmark
Supreme Court case of
Gideon v. Wainwright led
to the creation of the
nation's public defender
systems will live on at
the Levin College of Law
through an endowed Book
Award. Turner was an avid
Gator, according to his
daughter, Martha Barton,
and renowned attorney
and circuit judge who
spent his entire career in
his birthplace of Bay
County, Florida.
The award will recog-
nize academic achievement
in the Public Defender
Clinic course which
allows students to gain
valuable practical experi-
ence by participating in
actual criminal legal mat-
ters under attorney super-
vision while supporting
students, faculty and pro-
grams through the Annual
Fund in perpetuity.

Dean's Graduating
Student Social Sunday
Dean Robert and Lisa
Jerry and the law school's
Alumni Affairs Office have
e-mailed a "Graduating
Senior Social" invitation to
the Spring 2004 class. The
fun and very casual event
is exclusively for those
graduating next month,
and will be held 3-6 p.m.
this Sunday afternoon,
April 18, at the Dean's
home. It will feature out-
door activities such as
horseshoes and croquet,
indoor challenges on Dean
Jerry's big-screen TV, ice
cream sundaes, chips/dip
and sodas. RSVP by
Tuesday, April 13, to
Megan Ford in Alumni
Affairs at fordm@law.ufl.edu.

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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
* M. Kathleen "Kathie" Price,
Associate Dean for Library
and Technology
* Gail E. Sasnett, Associate
Dean for Students,
Professionalism and
Community Relations
* J. Patrick Shannon,
Associate Dean for
Administrative Affairs
* Donald J. Hale, Senior
Development Director
* Linda Calvert Hanson,
Assistant Dean for
Career Services
* Richard L. Ludwick,
Assistant Dean for Students
* J. Michael Patrick, Assistant
Dean for Admissions

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* Associate Professor of LawlAssociate
Director, Institute for Dispute Resolution
Jonathan R. Cohen's chapter on negotiation
ethics, "The Ethics of Respect in
Negotiation," was recently published in /
What's Fair: Ethics for Negotiators, Carrie l
Menkel-Meadow & Michael Wheeler, eds.
(San Francisco: jossey-Bass, 2004) 257-263.
* Center for Governmental Responsibility
Director of the Social Policy Division Joan D.
Flocks presented "Living Social justice: Ic
Creating Applied Spaces in Research and
Advocacy with Immigrants," as part of the
panel, "Live the Changes You Want to See:
Building Applied Careers After the
Academy" at the 2004 annual meeting of *
the Society for Applied Anthropology in
* The new Florida journal of International
Law issue on the Proceedings of the Fourth
Annual Legal and Policy Issues in the
Americas Conference included pieces by
Professor Fletcher Baldwin, "The Rule of

Music Night at Dean Jerry's
Students and faculty gathered at the home
of Dean Robert and Lisa Jerry March 21 for
"Music Night 2004," an evening of lighthearted
entertainment and musical productions per-
formed by guests. Professors Jeff Davis and
Chris Slobogin (at right, from left) performed their version of a
Rolling Stones song, "I Can't Get No Class Reaction," and the kazoo
band Don Peters, Mary Twitchell and Alison Gerenscer (also on
drums) was a hit. Faculty acts also included Juan Perea on piano
(an original jazz arrangement), Tom Cotter on piano (Joplin ragtime
piece), Bob Jerry on synthesizer (his arrangement of a Les Miserable
theme on a steel guitar patch), Walter Weyrauch reciting a poem,
Andy Adkins singing and on guitar (Chet Atkins number) and Jonathan
Cohen singing and on guitar (folk song). Student performers included
Alyson Falik, Diego Puig, Nathan Bess, Matt Carson, John Seibert and
the evening's co-host, cellist Aisha Salem.
"My wife, Lisa, and I hosted something similar at Kansas and
Missouri modeled on an evening social event Schubert used to do
with his friends," said Dean Jerry. "It's a fun and casual way for fac-
ulty and students to interact, and we always learn something about
the extraordinary musical talents of our students. We hope to make
it an annual event here." 0

(Announcements, Continued)
All are invited to a CLA end-of-year reception
6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in the faculty din-
ing room in Bruton-Geer Hall featuring guest
speakers on the topic, "Putting Our Kids on the
Chain Gang: A Round Table Discussion on Youth
Serving Adult Sentences."
For more information about the book drive or
reception, e-mail gatorcrimlawassoc@yahoo.com.

Law, Terrorism, and Countermeasures,
Including the USA Patriot Act," 16 Fla. J.
Int'l L. 43 (2004); Professor Michael
Gordon, Introduction (Panel on Civil
Justice Reform in the Americas: Lessons
Cohen from Brazil, Mexico, and Guatemala), 16
Fla. J. Int'l L. II (2004); Professor Berta
Herandez-Truyol, "The Rule of Law and
Human Rights," 16 Fla. J. Int'l L. 167
(2004); Professor/CGR Director Jon Mills,
*o*. "Principles for Constitutions and
Institutions in Promoting the Rule of
Law," 16 Fla. J. Int'l L. I 15 (2004); and
International Trade Program Director
Steve Powell, "The Place of Human Rights
in World Trade Organization Rules," 16
Fla. J. Int'l L. 219 (2004).
Associate Professor Danaya Wright pub-
lished "A New Time for Denominators:
Toward a Dynamic Theory of Property in
the Regulatory Takings Relevant Parcel
Wi Analysis," 34 Environmental Law 175
(2004). O

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(KeceptllOI -1 p .I., IdaUILI loUUlge)
SSignups for IL Shadow Program, 5:30 p.m.,
outside Career Services
13 Successful On-Campus Interviews, noon, Bailey
IMBA Free Pizza Lunch, 11 a.m.-I p.m., concourse
CLA Reception, 6-7:30 p.m., faculty dining room
14 Going Solo Career Services Program, noon,
334A HOL
Comparative Presentation on Korean and
American judiciary Systems & ILS Elections,
5 p.m., 190 HOL
Job Fair Informational Meeting, 5 p.m., Bailey
Drug & Alcohol Crimes Association Meeting,
6:30 p.m., cafeteria
15 CIA End ofYear Reception, 6-7:30 p.m., faculty
dining room
17 Library Moves. LIC Reserve Desk opens in
Bruton-Geer Hall
22 Pro Bono Awards Banquet, 10:30 a.m., faculty
dining room
23 Classes End

UF Law Graduation May 14
Levin College of Law graduation ceremonies
are scheduled for Friday, May 14, at 2 p.m. in the
University of Florida Stephen C. O'Connell Center.
(Senior information is available on the Student
Affairs website at www.law.ufl.edu/students.) The
Honorable Susan Harrell Black (UF JD 67) -
Florida's first female federal judge will be
commencement speaker. E