A word from the dean
 Career Services
 Construction Q and A
 JMBA news and announcements
 Scholarship and activities


Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Title: Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
Portion of title: Flalaw
Physical Description: Serial
Creator: Levin College of Law
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: <Gainesville FL> College of Law Communications Office 1997-
Creation Date: August 23, 2004
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol.1, no. 1 (Oct. 6, 1997)-
General Note: Weekly during the school year with a biweekly insert, numbered separately called: The Docket.
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Table of Contents
    A word from the dean
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Construction Q and A
        Page 4
        Page 5
    JMBA news and announcements
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 8
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Welcome back. I hope you had a
wonderful and productive summer. For
those of you who were away from
Gainesville and are returning to the law
school for the first time since the
spring, the many changes that have
taken place in your absence may cause
some temporary disorientation. I hope,
however, that the beauty and function-
ality of our new classrooms will more
than make up for any inconveniences. Da R
There is much going on here. UF -c
President j. Bernard Machen will be for- Sin
mally installed in office during a cam- .
pus-wide celebration Sept. 9-10, and we hi .
hope you will take time to participate in
this historic event. The inauguration
theme is "Flagship for Discovery," a
reminder both of our place among the state's institu-
tions of higher learning and the role UF plays in inno-
vative and important research in a variety of disci-
plines. At the College of Law, our faculty speakers will
focus on "Expanding Horizons in the Law and Legal
Education." I hope you will attend some of these pre-
sentations, which will give you a glimpse into the
accomplishments of our faculty outside the classroom.
President Machen will fine-tune his plans for UF
during the next year, and already has identified reten-


tion and recruitment of top faculty,
diversity on campus, and international
programs as high priorities.
Recent events underscore our com-
mitment to each of these priorities.
For example, we are honored that an
innovative diversity reading initiative
by our own Center for the Study of
Race and Race Relations will kick off
the president's inauguration celebra-
tion. We welcome this fall outstanding
faculty to our top-ranked Graduate
Tax Program: Paul McDaniel and Diane
e" Da n Ring, as well as visitor Christopher
I ota Hanna. And, of course, the law school
lt it has long maintained an exceptional
international presence.
This is an exciting time to be at
this institution, and I hope you will let us know if we
can serve you better. I cannot promise that every
request will be granted; I do pledge that we will help
every member of our college community 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

Law Lectures & Events Scheduled During Machen
Inauguration Celebration at UF Sept. 9-10
University of Florida President j. Bernard Machen will be installed as
UF's I Ith president amid a variety of symposia and campus-wide events
Sept. 9-10 showcasing UF's talents and accomplishments (details at UF's
inauguration site, http://www.president.ufl.edulinauguration/).
Events at the College of Law will include "Toward New Horizons in the
Law & Legal Education," lectures and discussions on emerging issues in legal
practice, research and education, 1:30 a.m.-2:50 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9 (details in next
week's FlaLaw). Events are open to the public, and CLE credit should be available. Tours
of new law school facilities will be offered every half hour until 3:30 p.m. (Other events
also will be held campus-wide during this time; museums will be open for tours, and
box lunches and shuttle service will be available.) The college's Center for the Study of
Race and Race Relations will co-sponsor a symposium at the Phillips Center Thursday on
race and diversity issues from 1:30-4:30 p.m. (related story on Faculty Reading
Initiative on page 7). The Law Center Association Board of Trustees and Law Alumni
Council will host their annual fall meetings and activities Friday, Sept. 10.
Machen's installation ceremony on Friday, noon-l:30 p.m., in the O'Connell Center, is
open to the public, and will be webcast live via a link from the inauguration site. A pub-
lic reception (picniclBBQ/ice cream social) follows from 2-4 p.m. in the Florida Gym. O



Back Issue

What's Inside
Construction (pg. 4)
* Directions to classrooms,
bathroom locations and
answers to other often
asked questions.
* Map with primary
entrances marked.
* Construction Update.
* Library Annex Open.
* Related Web sites.

Student News
* jobs Available (2)
* Career Services & judicial
Clerkship Information (2)
* Parking Decals
& Options (3)
* Student Affairs Helps
Students Succeed (6)
Get Your News in -
and From UF Law
Publications & Web (7)

And More...
* E-Mail Alert (2)
* CSRRR Faculty Reading
Initiative Kicks Off (7)
Gordon Honored
for Contributions (8)
Faculty Scholarship (8)

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E-Mail Alert: AOL,
Hotmail, MSN
The University of
Florida is having e-mail
problems with AOL,
Hotmail and MSN, and
those using these accounts
may not receive e-mail
from the College of Law.
All students are pro-
vided with a "ufl.edu" e-
mail account, but many
forward e-mail to personal
accounts. If you do this,
you may not receive time-
ly announcements or
responses to your
inquiries. Until further
notice, do not forward e-
mail. Instead, regularly
check your "ufl.edu"
GatorLink account.
(Students who provided
an AOL, Hotmail or MSN

Help Others, Complete Online
Summer Experience Survey
Staff in the Center for Career Services (CCS)
hope students had a productive summer that will
help them clarify their career paths while filling in
the white spaces on their resumes. Those who
clerked, volunteered, studied abroad or were sum-
mer associates can help other students by complet-
ing and returning a Summer Experience Survey
(available online on the CCS Web site or in the
center). This information will assist other students
seeking dynamic summer experiences and help
them make informed decisions about how best to
spend their time and resources.
In addition, please inform the center when you
have received and/or accepted an employment
New CCS Staff and Web Site
Career Services staff were busy this summer
preparing a full array of services and programs
designed to provide students with a stimulating
year full of career exploration and development.
They encourage students to stop by and meet the

members of the Career Services team of talented
professionals all dedicated to assisting students
on their career paths:
* Linda Calvert Hanson, Assistant Dean
* Jessie Howell Wallace, recently promoted to
* Carol Kuczora, Assistant Director
* Leonard Grill, Assistant Director
* Christina McCray, Career Services Coordinator
* Megan Ford, Resource Coordinator
* Edrene Johnson, Student Program Coordinator
* Jeffrey Bekiares, Student Statistical Coordinator

The Center for Career Services Web site,
www.law.ufl.edu/career, now has downloadable
forms, handouts and a variety of detailed informa-
tion, and is the quickest way to locate information
about CCS programs and resources. It's also con-
venient, and available wherever you are, 24/7.

Stay Connected, Don't Miss
Career Opportunities
Fall is a hectic time in career services, and
critical career deadlines pass quickly. Don't miss
out on potential experiences by being out of the

address as their e-mail loop. To stay connected:
contact should send
Student Affairs or Career Join the Career Listserve. For late-breaking news
Services their GatorLink on deadlines, program announcements, job listings
address.) and more, sign up on the CCS e-mail distribution
We regret any incon- list, the "Career Hotline," by sending a blank e-
veniences this may have mail to career hotline subscribe@law.ufl.edu.
caused, and UF is working You should receive a confirmation e-mail that will
hard to address the prob-
lem, which resulted from require you to respond within 24 hours. Remember,
efforts by companies to -. .- ... it is critical that you subscribe using your non-for-
reduce spam to sub- warded, UF account to prevent the contact issues
scribers. When too many that materialized over the summer when our mes-
messages at one time sages were not getting through spam-blocking fea-
originate from one mail
server such as when tures of ISP's (see details at sidebar at !. Li,
UF sends students a Read FlaLaw each week for career services
broadcast message the. articles, events and deadlines.
server is automatically Stop by "One Quick Question" (1QQ) each
blocked from sending e- Tuesday from 9:30-11 a.m. Look for our 1QQ
mail to anyone at that
account for two days or table on the Bruton-Geer Hall breezeway outside
more. (This appears to the clinics if you have a quick question about
users at both ends resumes, programs, interviews or your job search.
senders and receivers Check the Event Calendar on the UF College of
as intermittent service.)
as intermittent service.) Law Web site as well as the CCS Web site.
Many universities and
colleges are affected by Attend CCS programs.
this issue. Until it is Staff in the Center for Career Services are
resolved, the only solu-
tion is to rely on UF here to help students with their job search. They
accounts for e-mail have organized informative panels and programs to
service. (Career Services Continues Page 3)


Positions Available for Law Student Researchers, Writers

Assist in Research, Data Collection &
Case Analysis on Florida Death Penalty
Professor Christopher Slobogin wants to hire up
to five second- or third-year law students, preferably
with an interest in criminal law, to assist in the col-
lection of information about the death penalty in
Florida. The project is funded by the American Bar
Association's Death Penalty Moratorium
Implementation Project, and will involve legal
research, data collection, and case analysis during
this semester and perhaps part of next semester. Pay
will be similar to that received by student research
assistants. Resumes should be submitted by Sept. 3

(Career Services, Continued)
assist students with career choices and job search
issues, and to familiarize them with different prac-
tice areas. To maximize the benefits of CCS serv-
ices, plan to attend the following:

Programs & Workshops
* Aug. 25, noon, 355D, Marine Corps JAG
* Sept. 1, noon, 355D, Judicial Clerkship Process.
The application date for federal clerkships is Sept.
7. Learn about changes in the application process
from Dean Calvert Hanson, and what it is like and
how to become more competitive for these presti-
gious and rewarding positions for new law school
graduates from Associate Professor Mark Fenster.
* Sept. 3, noon, 285D, Beyond OCI: Exploring ALL
Your Career Options.
* Sept. 8, noon, 355D, Getting Hired From the
Employer's Perspective, Jenna Rissman of Kluger
* Sept. 10, 4 p.m., 355D, Labor and Employment
Law Opportunities, Peter Zinober of Zinober
* Sept. 15, noon, 355D, Out of State Job Searches.
* Sept. 17, noon, 285D, The Call Back Interview,
Catie Witherspoon of Carlton Fields.
* Sept. 22 & 24, noon, 285D, Spring Externship
Informational Meeting.
* Sept. 29, noon, 355D, Public Interest Law
* Oct. 1, noon, Federal Career Opportunities.
* Oct. 6, noon, 355D, Opportunities in Estate
* Oct. 8, noon, Bailey Courtroom, Maximizing Your
Career Possibilities: Working Your Contacts.
* Oct. 13, noon, 355D, Careers in International
Law, Professor Steve Powell.

to Professor Slobogin in 305 Holland Hall (third
floor), or to slobogin@law.ufl.edu.

Organize Focus Groups, Edit, Research
Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown is interested
in hiring a graduate assistant or law student to help
with a research and writing project. The project will
involve organizing focus groups for Fall 2004, manu-
script editing, and research. Students who have solid
research and writing skills and training in research
methods are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested
students should contact Professor Russell-Brown at
russellbrownk(alaw.ufl.edu or 392-2225. O

* Oct. 15, noon, Bailey Courtroom, Maximizing
Your Professional Approach: Professionalism &
* Oct. 20, 5-7 p.m., Cafeteria, Preparing for THE
FINAL MILE: Bar Application and Exam.
* Oct. 22, noon, Bailey Courtroom, The Practice of
Criminal Law.
* Oct. 27, noon, 355D, Careers in Environmental
Law, Professor Mary Jane Angelo.
* Nov. 1, 11 a.m. & Nov. 3, noon, 180-A, 1L Career
Services Orientation.
* Nov. 5, noon, 355D, Resume and Cover Letter
* Nov. 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Walk-In Resume Review.
* Nov. 9, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Walk-In Resume Review.
* Nov. 10, noon-2 p.m., Walk-In Resume Review.

Fall Recruiting:
OCI, Job Fairs & Interview Events
* OCI Phase Two Interviews are underway this week at the
Reitz Union Career Resources Center.
* OCI Phases Three and Four Interviews begin next week,
and will be back in the law school (except for Sept. 3 and 10,
which will be at the Reitz Union). Full details available on the
Web or in CCS.
* Phase Four Bid Deadline is extended until 5 p.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 24.
* Mid-Atlantic Legal Recruiting Conference (l \1 I( I
Aug. 27, Washington, D.C.
* Southeastern Law Placement Conference (SELPC), Sept.
10, Atlanta.
* Equal Justice Works Public Interest Conference & Career
Fair, Oct. 28-29, Washington, D.C.

Students are the center's top priority, and staff
are eager to assist all UF law students. For individ-
ual, one-on-one counseling, just schedule an
appointment with one of the knowledgeable career
counselors in the CCS office, 244 Bruton-Geer
Hall, phone 392-0499. O

Parking Decals,
Options Available
Parking decals will be
sold at the law school this
Wednesday, Aug. 25, from
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the
Media Center in Bruton-
Geer Hall.
Parking restrictions
are lifted the first week of
classes (Aug. 24-27) in
Commuter and All Decal
areas. Remember, you
may also:
* Set up a car pool (mini-
mum three riders from
in-county or two out-of-
county). Purchase only
one decal (refunds avail-
able for already pur-
chased extras). Each rider
receives three passes per
term to drive separately.
Spaces are always avail-
able in large car pool
only area. Contact
Student Affairs for infor-
mation andlor to verify
your eligibility.
* Take the bus (schedules
in Student Affairs). Law
students are "pre-paid,"
and need only show
GatorOne ID. Busses stop-
ping at the law school
include #5 (comes from
Oaks Mall down Newberry
Road and SW 2nd Avenue
and passes law school
three times an hour); 43
(comes from north 43rd
Street, turns on Newberry
Road and passes school
hourly); and 34 (comes
from southwest near
Colonial Village, goes east
on 35th Place, and comes
up 34th Street to SW 2nd
Avenue, where it turns
west and passes school
three times an hour).
* Student parking also is
available in the Cultural
Arts area, where busses
pick up every six minutes
for destinations on
Museum Drive and Village
or Fraternity Row.


Law Construction
on Schedule
Construction is in
progress to renovate and
expand library and class-
room space at the Levin
College of Law, thanks to
a major 2001-03 effort
that raised $7.8 million in
private support later
supplemented by state
and UF monies for the
project. By Fall 2005, the
Lawton Chiles Legal
Information Center will
nearly double in size and
the college will reach and
surpass its peer institu-
tions in its law library
space. The law school
community also will have
access to greatly expand-
ed and enhanced class-
room facilities, and the
school's technological
capabilities will be
enhanced thanks to a
revamped telecommunica-
tions plant, "smart" class-
rooms, and wired/wireless
access throughout new
and renovated spaces.
The project remains
on schedule, and students
here for Fall 2004 are the
first to enjoy classes in
the two new education
towers. Second and third
floors of east Holland Hall
are now going up span-
ning the entire building
footprint, and a new exte-
rior a two-story glass
storefront will soon
cover the east end.
Construction will be
complete in June 2005,
and the library, cafeteria
and Development and
Communications offices
(now at the UF
Foundation) will return
by next fall.

Construction Q&A
SBy Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs Patrick Shannon

Will the classrooms be ready?
YES!!! We are going through our final
inspections and construction crews are repairing
last minute items. All classrooms will be ready by
8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24.
(Note that although the classrooms will be
ready and open on Tuesday, Aug. 24, the con-
struction crew will not allow people to enter the
new buildings before 8 a.m. that day.)

Where are the new classrooms?
The classrooms are located in new education
towers to the east and west. The east tower has
three levels of classrooms. The first floor of the
west tower is an open concourse, with classrooms
on the second and third floors.

In the EAST TOWER (tennis court side)
First Floor:
* Room 180A: Ceremonial classroom
Second Floor: 285 suite of classrooms
* 285A (on your immediate left as you enter)
* 285B (back left as you enter)
* 285C (back right as you enter)
* 285D (on immediate right as you enter)
Third Floor: 355 suite of classrooms
* 355A (on your immediate left as you enter)
* 355B (back left as you enter)
* 355C (back right as you enter)
* 355D (on immediate right as you enter)

First Floor:
* Open concourse (no classrooms)
Second Floor:
* 270 (Will be used mainly by Graduate Tax)
Third Floor:

How do I get to the new
From Street Level (see map on page 5):
* Enter from the east (tennis court side), via walk-
ways by the east education tower.
* You also may enter from the south via Bruton-
Geer Hall (by clinics). The gate by the clinics
leading to the new courtyard will be open to
provide full access.

From Second Floor:
* First, you may use the glass doors outside the
Media Center in Bruton-Geer Hall. (The same
entrance/exit for the former bridge between the
* Second, you may take the elevator on the west side
of the courtyard. This new elevator is located near
the stairwell in the courtyard.
* Third, you may use the old stairwell on the south
side (courtyard) of Holland Hall.
* Fourth, you may use the new outdoor staircase
located on the east side of the courtyard. (The
staircase is in the approximate location of the old
"Cheerios" sculpture.)
* Fifth, you may use the east stairwell (tennis court
side of Holland Hall).

From Third Floor:
* Same as second floor (see above), except there is
no entrance/exit directly from Bruton-Geer Hall.
* From faculty offices: There are new entrances to
the third floor from what used to be Professors
Amy Mashburn's and Tom Cotter's offices.

How do students get to faculty
As described above, students can take the ele-
vator, south or east stairwell, or outdoor staircase
to the third floor.

Will the new classrooms have
Yes. All new classrooms except for the 35-
seat classrooms have electricity to the tabletops.
Wireless Internet will be available throughout.



Enter college via
walkways beside east
education tower.

Enter college via walkway in Bruton-Geer Hall.

Where are the restrooms?
Ground Floor:
* North of the elevator near the west tower.
* Inside the lobby area of room 180A.
* Across from JMBA Office in Bruton-Geer Hall.

Second Floor:
* North of the elevator in the west tower.
* Down the hall from Career Services in Bruton-
Geer Hall.

Third Floor:
* North of the elevator in the west tower.

Where is Student Affairs?
The Office of Student Affairs is located in
Bruton-Geer Hall, across the breezeway from the
clinics. They will move back to their renovated
offices in Holland Hall in late September.

Where is the bulletin board?
Student Affairs will have a bulletin board next
to the elevator in the courtyard.

Will there be food service?
We will have a "fancy" coffee cart located in
the cafeteria seating area that will be available
after the first week or two of school.

Is there a bookstore?
There will not be a permanent bookstore until
2005, but a bookstore will open here temporarily
the first week of school on the patio on the south
side of the faculty dining room.

Where is the library, and when
will it return to the law campus?
The Legal Information Center (law library)
has moved to the former Publix building in Butler
Plaza off Archer Road (see sidebar at right).
Renovation of their facilities will be completed in
June 2005, and the library will return to campus
that summer.

Where is the Dean's Suite and
other administrative offices?
Occupants of the Dean's Suite (Dean Robert
Jerry, Associate Deans George Dawson and
Patrick Shannon, Debra Amirin, Julie Barnes,
Tena Cantor, Barbara DeVoe, Lena Hinson,
Yolanda Mickle, Doris Perron, Janet Plumley and
Sandy Tyson) are in the doublewide trailer in the
west orange parking lot, and will return to
Holland Hall in late September.
Development and Alumni Affairs and
Communications offices are at the University of
Florida Foundation, and will return in 2005. O

Law Library Open
The Legal Information
Center (library) has been
relocated to the former
Publix in Butler Plaza on
Archer Road until con-
struction is complete in
2005. The annex is open
for study and research,
and offers plentiful, free
parking, computer sta-
tions, open table seating
and study carrels. (A LIC
reserve desk and Tax
Library Collection are
open in Media Services,
second floor Bruton-Geer
Annex hours are:
* Monday-Thursday,
9 a.m.-9 p.m.;
* Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;
* Saturday, 1-5 p.m.;
* Sunday, 1-9 p.m.
State holidays and
special events will cause
hours to vary.
For information, con-
tact LIC reference staff at

Questions About
Go online to www.
or http://www.ufspace.
viewprj.jsp?prj= 1032, or
contact Associate Dean
for Administrative Affairs
Patrick Shannon at

Add/Drop This Week
Dropladd is this week,
Aug. 23-27, and students
should take this time to
check the accuracy of their
schedules. Fees are charged
for credits that appear on
student schedules as of
4:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27,
so any adjustments to
schedules must be updated
on ISIS within the
dropladd week.
For information, con-
tact Registrar Kim Thomas
in Student Affairs.

Financial Aid
If you have financial
aid questions or concerns,
stop by Student Affairs or
e-mail Financial Aid
Director Carol Huber at
chuber@ufl.edu. Financial
aid information also is
available in the College of
Law Handbook (available
in Student Affairs and
online at www.law.ufl.edu,
click on publications, then
Handbook) and on the
Student Affairs Web site

Apply for Diversity
Apply by Sept. 10 for
DRI Law Student Diversity
Scholarships open to sec-
ond-year African American,
Hispanic, Asian, Pan Asian
and Native American stu-
dents and all second-year
female law students
regardless of race. DRI will
provide $10,000 scholar-
ships to two worthy law
students from ABA-accred-
ited law schools to help
promote the DRI Diversity
Statement in Principle.
Information and applica-
tions for these private
scholarships are available
in Student Affairs.

Student Affairs Helps

Students Succeed
The Office of Student Affairs is committed to
providing a supportive environment for students,
and provides leadership for and promotes policies
that enable students to succeed in academic, finan-
cial, career, and personal matters.
Associate Dean for Students, Professionalism
& Community Relations Gail E. Sasnett, Assistant
Dean Richard Ludwick, Coordinator Noemar
Castro, Financial Aid Director Carol Huber, and
Registrar Kimberly Thomas work with staff mem-
bers Ellen Robinson, Mike Oun, and Sherry
Johnson to provide or coordinate:
* Application Amendments (Ludwick)
* Academic Probation, Advisement (Ludwick, Sasnett)
* Academic Success Program (Ludwick, Randolph)
* Academic Correspondence & Documentation (Ludwick,
Sasnett, Thomas)
* Petitions for Exceptions to Rules & for Student
Employment & Medical Withdrawals (Ludwick,
* Bar Questions (Thomas)
* Book Awards & Honors Disclosure (Johnson)
* Class Rank & Honors Designations (Thomas)
* Clinic Selection (Thomas)
* Dean's Certificates for State Bars (Ludwick, Oun,
* Enrollment Certification for Loan Deferments,
Insurance Purposes (Oun, Johnson)
* Exam Accommodations, Collections, Delays (Ludwick,
Oun, Thomas)
* Exchange & Study Abroad Programs (Castro)
* Financial Aid, Scholarships, Loans & Employment
* General & Personal Counseling (Ludwick, Sasnett,
* Grades & Grade Distribution (Ludwick, Sasnett,
* Graduate Course Option Petitions (Sasnett)
* Graduation & Graduation Checks (Thomas)

* Introduction to Law School & the Profession
(Orientation), Facebook (Castro, Robinson)
* joint Degrees (Ludwick)
* Letters of Good Standing (Oun, Castro)
* Legal Writing Workshops & Tutoring (Randolph)
* Multicultural Activities & Programming (Castro)
* Notary During Business Hours (Johnson, Oun,
* Registration, DroplAdd & Scheduling Support
(Ludwick, Thomas)
* Services for Students with Disabilities & Special Needs,
ADA Accommodations (Ludwick)
* Student Activities & Organizations (Castro, Sasnett,
* Student Records (Thomas)
* Support Groups & Situational Counseling
* Transfer & Visiting Student Services (Ludwick,
* Writing Competitions

For more information or assistance, go online
to www.law.ufl.edu/students, call the Student
Affairs Office at 392-0421, or e-mail
stiiient sI. c a Li% [ifll cdli O

JMBA News & Announcements

* Free Pizza This Wednesday. The John Marshall
Bar Association (JMBA) welcomes all incoming
first-semester students. JMBA representatives will
serve free pizza at 11 a.m. this Wednesday, Aug.
25, on the concourse and will be available until
noon to answer questions.
* General Board Meeting & Elections Next
Monday. All students are encouraged to attend
JMBA's first general board meeting this Monday,
Aug. 30, from 7-8 p.m. in 285D Holland Hall.
JMBA's first-semester election will be conducted at
the meeting for new students. Students who are
interested in getting involved with exciting law

school activities, campus socials, and community
service events are invited to run for one of six
available first-semester representative seats.
* Parking Raffle Sept. 3. JMBA will hold a raffle
for church parking Friday, Sept. 3. To participate,
you must be a JMBA member and you must sign
up in the JMBA Office between Monday, Aug. 30,
and the raffle time (TBA) Friday, Sept. 3.

For information, visit the JMBA Web site at
http://grove.ufl.edu/-jmba/ or e-mail JMBA
President Julie Miller at ufbug ufl.edu. O

Wilbert Passes On
S~ Wilbert Langston
passed away Aug. 7.
SDive sit Read InitiatWilbert (above at right,
with son Steve, center,
CSRRR Director Katheryn Russell-Brown (below, and Law Professor joe
right) helped distribute copies of the book to a Little) was perhaps best
long line of eager UF faculty at Tigert Hall july 15. known as the namesake
r for Wilbert's convenience
store across from the
SCollege of Law, a law
school favorite for 40-
plus years. Law faculty
and students have start-
ed a memorial fund in
Wilbert's honor. (Full
story online at

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2004-05 UF Law
* Institute for Dispute
Resolution's Fifth Annual
Upchurch Watson White &
Max Dispute Resolution
Symposium, Oct. 15,
Gaylord Palms Resort and
Convention Center,
Kissimmee. Eight CLE
credits, including two for
ethics. Special room rates
for reservations made by
Aug. 30.
* Fourth Richard E. Nelson
Symposium, Feb. 10-11
(tentative), Hilton UF
Conference Center.
Organized by Professor
Michael Allan Wolf.
* Fourth Annual Law &
Technology Conference,
Feb. 24-25, Sheraton World
Resort, Orlando. Organized
by Intellectual Property
Law Program Director
Thomas Cotter.
* Race and Law Curriculum
Workshop, Feb. 24-26,
Hilton UF Conference
Center. Organized by
Center for the Study of
Race and Race Relations.
Watch future issues of
FlaLaw for information,
or contact Director of
Conference Planning
Barbara DeVoe (392-9238
or devoe@law.ufl.edu).

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Associate Dean for
International Studies
* George Dawson, Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs
* Michael K. Friel, Associate
Dean & Director, Graduate
Tax Program
* 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

* Professor Stuart R. Cohn, Gerald A. Sohn
Research Scholar and Associate Dean for
International Studies, and Professor Jeffrey
Davis became the second and third recipients
ever of The Florida Bar Business Law Section's
Distinguished Lifetime Service Award at the
annual meeting. Cohn and Davis have been
active in the development of Bar-sponsored
state legislation in their respective fields
(bankruptcy and corporations), and are on
the Business Law Section's executive council.
* Professor/Intellectual Property Program
Director Thomas Cotter published
"Accommodating the Unauthorized Use of
Copyrighted Works for Religious Purposes
Under the Fair Use Doctrine and Copyright Act
Section," 110(3), 22 Cardozo Arts &
Entertainment Law journal 43-66 (2004).
* Professor Emeritus Richard Hiers published
"Institutional Academic Freedom A
Constitutional Misconception: Did Grutter v.
Bollinger Perpetuate the Confusion?," 30 J. of
College and University Law 531-81 (2004).
* Professor jerold Israel published two new
student texts this fall, Principles of Criminal
Procedure: Investigation (with Wayne LaFave
& Nancy King) (Westgroup 2004) and
Principles of Criminal Procedure: Post-
Investigation (with Wayne LaFave and Nancy
King) (Westgroup 2004). ..
* Dean and Levin Mabie and Levin Professor
Robert H. Jerry, II published "The Insurance
Aspects of Damages," 2004 J. of Dispute
Resolution 107 (with Douglas R. Richmond).
(Title refers to Barry Werth, Damages (2004).

23-27 Drop/Add using ISIS (www.isis.ufl.edu)
25 JMBA Q&A, free pizza on the concourse, II a.m.
Parking decals on sale, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Media Center
Career Services presents Marine Corps JAG, noon, 355D
27 Faculty Enrichment Luncheon, Olga Dyusheva, Russian
Divorce Law Under the Family Code of 1996: In the
International Avant Garde or Rear Guard? noon, 355D
Class rolls fixed; fee liability attaches for students
30 JMBA board meeting & elections, 7 8 p.m., 285D HOL

I Career Services on Judicial Clerkship Process, noon, 355D
3 Fees due (1:30 p.m. law school, 3:30 p.m. UF Fin. Serv.)
Career Services presentation, "Beyond OCI, Exploring All
Your Career Options," noon, 285D
6 Labor Day holiday, classes canceled

* Richard L. Ludwick, 7 Monday classes meet, Tuesday classes canceled
Assistant Dean for Students 8 Career Services presentation, "Getting Hired, From the
* J. Michael Patrick, Assistant Employer's Perspective," noon, 355D
Dean for Admissions 9-10 College of Law lectures & events, including CSRRR
symposium, LCA Board of Trustees & Law Alumni Council
meetings, in conjunction with Machen inauguration
celebration (see pages I & 7)
10 Labor and Employment Law Opportunities, Peter Zinober
of Zinober McCrea, 4 p.m., 355D

UF Research Foundation Professor Diane
Mazur published "Why Progressives Lost the
War When They Lost the Draft," 32 Hofstra
L. Rev. 553 (2003).
International Trade Law Program Director
Steve Powell led a roundtable discussion of
trade and human rights by international bar
leaders at the American Bar Association
annual meeting in Atlanta. He also has been
appointed to the faculty of UF's International
Agricultural Trade and Policy Center, where
he will conduct interdisciplinary research on
national agricultural trade issues.
Stepehn C. O'Connell Professor Christopher
Slobogin published "The Integrationist
Alternative to the Insanity Defense:
Reflections on the Exculpatory Scope of
Mental Illness in the Wake of the Andrea
Yates Case," in 30 Am. J. Crim. L. 315-341
(2004), and "Is Atkins the Antithesis or the
Apothesis of Anti-Discrimination Principles?:
Sorting Out the Groupwide Effects of
Exempting People with Mental Retardation
from the Death Penalty," 55 Alabama L.
Rev. 1101-1107 (2004), in a symposium on
Disability Rights.
Gator TeamChild Supervising Attorney
Claudia Wright, Social Worker Karen Keroack
and former student Dr. Bob Jacobs present-
ed, "Gator TeamChild: A Voice for Children in
the Unified Family Court" at the Florida
Department of Children and Families'
Dependency Court Improvement Summit in
Tampa Aug. 16-18. O

Gordon Honored for Contributions
Chesterfield Smith Professor Michael W. Gordon
(below, with some of his many published books) was
honored last month for his 35-plus years of significant
contributions to international and legal relations
between Florida and the Americas. Gordon, appointed
by the Clinton administration to dispute resolution pan-
els of both the World Trade Organization and North
American Free Trade Agreement, was recognized at the
annual Conference on Legal and Policy Issues in the
Americas organized by the Center for Governmental
Responsibility (CGR).
"Professor Gordon has trained an entire generation
of international lawyers, been a strong advocate for
international programs in legal education throughout
the Americas, and is recognized worldwide for his
expertise in comparative law, international litigation
and trade, Mexican law and the NAFTA," said CGR
Director Jon Mills. "He has consult-
ed for 10 foreign governments, lec-
tured at universities and law asso-
ciations in more than 30 nations,
and served as a Senior Fulbright
Professor in Mexico, Guatemala
and Germany." (Complete story
at www.law.ufl. edulnews/
releases/040625.shtml.) O