News and announcements
 Career Services
 Summer 2004 summary
 Scholarship and activities


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Table of Contents
    News and announcements
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Summer 2004 summary
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 8
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News & Announcements

JMBA Board Meeting & Elections,
Sign Up for Parking Raffle, JMBA
Night Out & Football Block
* General Board Meeting & Elections Today. All students
are encouraged to attend jMBA's first general board
meeting today, Aug. 30, 7-8 p.m. 285-C (east tower).
Students interested in getting involved with exciting

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law school activities, campus socials, and communi-
ty service events are invited to run for one of six
available first-semester representative seats, three
from each section. For information, e-mail JMBA
President julie Miller at ufbug@ufl.edu.
i Parking Raffle Sept. 3. JMBA will hold a raffle for
church parking Friday, Sept. 3. To participate, you
must be a JMBA member and sign up in the JMBA
Office before noon Friday, Sept. 3. The raffle takes Keep it Clean
(Announcements Continue Page 3) "This is an historic
time at the Levin College
of Law, as we use for the
First time the finest class-
S room facilities the law
school has ever had. It is
important that we take
care of these facilities and
steward them properly for
those who will use them
in the future. Please help
us keep our campus beau-
Sg tiful. Dispose of trash in
the proper containers, and
take care not to spill or
mark carpeted areas."
Pat Shannon

SNational Employment
Statistics for New Law
Graduates (2)
SSummer Summary:
Record Class Gift,
Faculty Promoted, New
Associate Dean Dawson,
CGR Conference, Staff
Retreat (3)
*,. International Study
SOpportunities (6)
All Invited to Law
Lectures Sept. 9 (7)
Faculty Scholarship &
Activities, Fall
Enrichment Schedule (8)

& .Fredric G. Levin College of Law


Positions Available
for Law Students

Research, Edit,
Organize Focus
Professor Katheryn
Russell-Brown (above)
seeks to hire a graduate
assistant or law student
to help with a research
and writing project by
organizing focus groups
for Fall 2004, manuscript
editing, and research.
Students who have solid
research and writing skills
and training in research
methods are strongly
encouraged to apply.
Those interested should
contact Professor Russell-
Brown at Russellbrownk
flaw ilfl erlii nr 190-

The Center for Career Services team is here to
help all law students, regardless of grades or class
rank. Make full use of the center's resources to
complement your UF legal education and enhance
your marketability by attending programs, having
your resume and cover letters reviewed by our pro-
fessional staff, scheduling an individual counseling
session, participating in job fairs and on-campus
interviewing, reviewing job opportunity listings,
and borrowing career planning books.
Career Services Events This Week
* Mock Interviews by Appointment. Work on your
presentation, style and overall delivery with CCS
Assistant Director Leonard Grill, who has extensive
law office administration and practice experience.
His "tell it like it is" approach will help improve
your interviewing skills. Call 392-0499 to schedule
an interview time.
* OCI Interviews.
Interviews for Phase III will be conducted in
Career Services today, Aug. 30- Thursday, Sept. 2.
(Interviews will return to the Reitz Union's CRC
Friday, Sept. 3, and Sept. 10 only.)
IV Interview sign ups should begin Sept. 3, assum-

ing employers provide their selection lists to CCS.
* 1 Quick Question, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 9:30-11 a.m.
Ask Assistant Director Carol Kuczora at the CCS
table on the Bruton-Geer Hall breezeway about
resumes or cover letters, the pro bono project,
extemships, OCI, job searches, interviews or recep-
tions or other career related issues.
* Judicial Clerkship Application Process,
Wednesday, Sept. 1, noon, 355D. The application
date for federal clerkships is Sept. 7. Learn about
the changes in the application process from CCS
Assistant Dean Linda Calvert Hanson and what it is
like and how to become more competitive for these
prestigious and rewarding positions for new law
school graduates from Associate Professor Mark
Fenster, former law clerk to the Honorable Judge
Carlos Lucero, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th
* Beyond OCI: Exploring ALL Your Career
Options, Friday, Sept. 3, noon, 285D. Co-sponsored
by Lexis. Fact: Most legal positions are not gained
through OCI. Whether you participated in OCI or
not, come learn how to use all the tools and
resources available to enhance your ability to land
that ideal summer or permanent position.

2225. National Employment Statistics

for New Law Graduates Released
The recently released, Jobs & JD. 's:
Research & Analysis Employment and Salaries of .].. Law Graduates,
on Death Penalty Class of 2003 (as of Feb. 15, 2004), reveals:
Professor Christopher The national employment rate 6-9 months post-grad-
Slobogin wants to hire up
to five second- or third- nation for new law school graduates over the past
year law students, prefer- year remained steady at 88.9%, whereas the class of
ably with an interest in 2002 was 89%. The UF Levin College of Law's rate
criminal law, to assist in equaled this average at 88.4%.
collection of information
collection of information Salaries: Nationwide, the median salary for all types
about the death penalty
in Florida. The project is of employment decreased $5,000 to $55,000, while
funded by the American the mean salary dropped from $72,308 last year to
Bar Association's Death $69,974. The median law firm salary decreased from
Penalty Moratorium $90,000 to $80,000, the first decrease since 1992.
Implementation Project,.
and will involve legal Florida Law Firm Mean Salaries:
and will involve legal
research, data collection, Miami $73,855 Jacksonville $55,423
and case analysis during Naples $65,900 Ft. Meyers 55,333
this semester and per- W. Palm Beach $65,161 Tallahassee $54,528
haps part of next semes- ...... Tampa $63,327 Sarasota $49,167
ter. Pay will be similar to Orlando $59,460 Hollywood $48,690
that received by student Coral Gables $59,333 Pensacola $45,333
research assistants. Ft. Lauderdale $57,154 Boca Raton $44,714
Submit resumes by Sept. '"'"St. Petersburg $56,000 Gainesville $39,222
3 to Professor Slobogin in (Career Services Continues Page 3)
305 Holland Hall or to


(Announcements, Continued)
place at 12:30 p.m., and winners will be notified by
phone or e-mail that afternoon. A list of winners also
will be posted at the JMBA Office. Decals will be sold
for $25 the following week at the JMBA Office.
m JMBA Night Out. JMBA invites all law students to

(Career Services, Continued)
Non-Florida Firms Mean Salaries:
Atlanta $90,644 Nashville $72,122
Charlotte $85,364, New York City $116,404
Chicago $100,189 Washington, D.C. $ 14,372
Dallas $97,471

Employers: Over half (58%) of employed graduates
were working in private law firms, while over one
quarter (27%) were employed in public service posi-
tions (including government jobs, judicial clerkships,
and public interest positions).
Geographic: Florida ranked second in the nation at
87.3% for graduates who became employed in the
same state they attended law school, while nation-
wide the median rate was 68%. Although this can be
attributed to a strong Florida job market, it also is
true that Florida is home to 11 law schools.
Local government employment leader: Florida also
led the nation in local government jobs taken, with
344 graduates employed in Florida local government
offices out of 615 total nationwide. That equals 56%
of all law graduates employed by local governments
employed in Florida. Clearly, this presents a great
opportunity for UF law students.
* Career Services Non-Discrimination Policy:
The UF Levin College of Law, as an equal opportunity
institution of higher education, conforms to all appli-

attend its first social event of this year, "JMBA Night
Out," Thursday, Sept. 2.
* Football Block. Gator football season kicks off this
Saturday with the UF v. Middle Tennessee State
game. The law block has already been established for
this game, so if you want to get in the block for next
week, bring JMBA your I.D. this week for next week's
For details on JMBA Night Out's price and
location or for JMBA football block information,
visit the JMBA Office or the new JMBA Web site
at www.ufbarassociation.org.

Student Groups Must Re-Register
All student groups are required to re-register
for the upcoming year, as all organizations have
officially been deactivated by main campus (access
their Web site at www.union.ufl.edu or
Organizations must complete registration
before they are allowed to access SG funding
(including LCC). They also must update their
executive board with Student Affairs Coordinator
Noemar Castro (e-mail castro@law.ufl.edu, phone
392-0421) by Sept. 3.
(Announcements Continue Page 5)

cable laws prohibiting discrimination, and is commit-
ted to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color,
religion, national origin, social condition, sex, sexual
orientation, age and handicap in its programs and
In compliance with this policy, the law school's
Center for Career Services is committed to supporting
an equal and fair evaluation of its law student and
graduate job applicants on the basis of his or her own
individual merits. Therefore, the center is available
only to employers whose employment practices are in
compliance with the law and the school's nondiscrimi-
nation policy. The one exception to this nondiscrimi-
nation policy is that, while the center does not con-
done the practice, the military may, pursuant to its
regulations, discriminate on the basis of sexual orien-
tation. Federal law provides that law schools that
deny access to military recruiters may lose certain
types of financial aid for students.
Accordingly, the UF Levin College of Law will permit
on-campus military recruitment. To ameliorate the
potentially discriminatory impact on its students,
measures have been implemented, including: I) Posting
of the center's position statement that the military
discriminates in a manner not permitted by the law
school's nondiscrimination policy; 2) Publication of an
explanation of the center's policy on all military career
postings or announcements; 3) Making available a col-
lection of newsletters and materials related to gay and
lesbian practitioners; andlor 4) Holding a forum/panel
discussion on various forms of discrimination and how
they affect the legal profession. O

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

New Resource
Counselor Offers
Erica Byrnes, the Levin
College of Law's new
resource counselor, will
offer an introductory
workshop on "Meditation
in the 'Fishbowl'"
Wednesday, Sept. I, 5-
5:45 p.m. in the clinic just
off the concourse. All are
invited to learn a fun and
preventative approach to
stress management.


The Environmental and
Land Use Law Program
* Mary Jane Angelo (above)
has joined the faculty as
assistant professor.
* The ELULP will launch a
Environmental Speaker
Series in Spring 2005.
(Story online at
* Enroll now in the ELUL
Certificate Program.
Applications & FAQ online
at www.law.ufl.edulelulp
or from Maria Wolfe in
319 HOL.
* ELUL Capstone
Colloquium: A new one-
credit course all certifi-
cate students must take
before graduation. More
information TBA.
* Environmental and Land
Use Law Society organiza-
tional meeting, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. I. This
group provides students
an opportunity to get
involved with other stu-
dents interested in these
issues in organizing and
participating in activities
like a speaker series, field
trips, the Pace Univ. envi-
ronmental moot court
competition, and Public
Interest Environmental
Conference. For informa-
tion, contact Drew
Melville, president of the
ELULS, at drew @ufl.edu.
* The Public Interest
Environmental Conference
is held in the spring, but
planning starts now. For
information, contact co-
chairs Adam Regar (are-
gar@ufl.edu) and Ashley
(cross7l I @ufl.edu).

Summer 2004 Summary

While FlaLaw suspended reception following commencement,
production over the summer, and will be named in law school
news continued to be made and publications.
U.S. Court of Appeals judge
publicized through the Levin Susan Black (UF jD 67) was featured
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mail newsletter, UFLaw E-
News, which bumped up its dis-
tribution to monthly. (Current
students faculty and staff receive
UF Law E-News automatically.
Others can subscribe at
Summer 2004 highlights includ-
ed the following:

Record Class Gift at
Spring Graduation
Spring 2004 graduating stu-
dents presented Dean Robert Jerry
with a record graduating class gift
- $42,375 given or pledged over
five years, the highest total and
participation rate (37 percent) in
school history at their com-
mencement May 14. Law Alumni
Council student members Elizabeth
Schule (chair, above at left with
Dean Jerry and Law Alumni Council
President Oscar Sanchez), Joel
Feldman, Tiffani Fernandez, David
Gay, Vanessa Gordon, Erin Gray,
Robert Luck, Anna Shea and Michael
Silver worked with classmates to
raise the funds.
"This class gift will benefit
many areas of the law school as it
expresses our appreciation for the
educational opportunities we've
been given. It also expresses our
commitment to help this law school
continue to advance nationally,"
said Schule.
Dean Jerry said a concrete
bench in the new law school facili-
ties will commemorate the gift, and
also offered to name a study room
for the entire Class of 2004 if fall
graduating students put forth a
comparable effort. Contributors
were recognized on a display at the

spea er ai Lem grauuaLluml cremllu-
ny, which honored 220-plus J.D. and
64 Graduate Tax students and I I
foreign attorneys/students hail-
ing from China, Japan, Poland,
Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Germany and
Czech Republic, among others -
who earned their LL.M. in
Comparative Law.

Faculty Promoted,
Associate Dean Named
Earning promotions were
(above, from left) Sherrie Russell-
Brown (to associate professor),
Tracy Rambo (senior lecturer), Iris
Burke (senior lecturer), Mark
Fenster (associate professor), Peggy
Schrieber (senior lecturer), Alison
Gerencser (senior lecturer), Pedro
Malavet (professor), Danaya Wright
(professor) and Leanne Pflaum (sen-
ior lecturer). Promoted, but not
pictured, were Anne Rutledge and
Patricia Thomson (senior lecturers).
George Dawson
(right) began his
appointment Aug.
1, 2004, as associ-
ate dean for aca-
demic affairs, a
post he also held
1996-2000. (Story online at
dean.shtml). Mike Friel had stepped
down from the position to return
full-time to his work as associate
dean and director of the college's
top ranked Graduate Tax Program.

Experts Convene at
UF Law Conference
Experts from the United States,
Costa Rica and the Americas gath-
ered in San Jose, Costa Rica, June
24-26 to explore issues related to
economic integration, terrorism and

organized crime (picture of panel
above), conflict resolution and legal
rights at the Levin College of Law's
fifth annual conference on "Legal &
Policy Issues in the Americas." The
event was hosted by the University
of Costa Rica Faculty of Law and
organized by the UF law Center for
Governmental Responsibility. The
more than 50 speakers included
leading international experts and
UF law faculty Buddy MacKay,
Fletcher Baldwin, Berta Hernandez-
Truyol, Stephen Powell, Michael
Gordon and Don Peters. (Story at
es/040621.shtml). UF law Professor
Michael W. Gordon was recognized
during the event for his interna-
tional scholarship and contribu-
tions. Sponsors included UF and
UCR law schools, Costa Rica-USA
Foundation, UF Warrington College
of Business Center for International
Business Education and Research,
Upchurch Watson White & Max, and
Florida journal of International

Staff Retreat
UF law's support staff organiza-
tion, "ClassAct," organized a half-
day retreat in the lodge at Lake
Wauburg July 29 to thank staff and
"build up additional energy and
positive spirit for the upcoming,
challenging fall schedule."
Acting President Debbie Kelley
(above, left) presented speaker,
Linda Cirulli-Burton (standing at
back) to lead a seminar entitled
"Thank You for Everything! ...A Very
Special Tool Box for Energy, Stress
Reduction, and Laughter!" E


(Announcements, Continued)
Moot Court Meeting Today
Third- and fourth-semester students interested
in trying out for the Justice Campbell Thornal
Moot Court Team should attend the first informa-
tional meeting for the Fall Intramural Competition
today, Aug. 30, 6 p.m. 180A (east tower). Free
pizza from Domino's will be provided, and the
Record on Appeal and related materials will be
available. (Meeting optional for competitors.) For
information, visit www.ufmootcourt.org (note site
is under construction) or e-mail Fall Intramural
Chair Cara Muroff at cmuroff@ufl.edu.
Environmental Moot Court Tryouts
Students in their third semester or beyond are
invited to try out for the team the Environmental
Land Use Law Society will send to the National
Environmental Moot Court Competition in New
York in February 2005. Details will be available at
a brief informational meeting at noon Wednesday,
Sept. 1, 180A (east tower).
This competition enables students to compete
against more than 50 teams from schools from
around the country, and many UF law alumni who
have participated continue to rank it as one of the
best experiences in their law school career. The
team will be advised by Professors Alyson
Flournoy and Jeff Wade. There are four positions
available: three for competitors and one for a
"team member in training" who will assist the
team with logistics this year, travel to the competi-
tion this spring as student coach, and then compete
in the February 2006 competition.
If you're a second-semester student and eager
to participate, note that starting next spring, the
team will be selected during spring semester, so

you can try out this spring for a position on the
2006 team. Those who can't attend the meeting,
but are interested should contact Flournoy or Wade
at Flournoy@tlaw.ufl.edu oi \ adic LiL [ifl cdut
JLPP Writing Competition
The University of Florida Journal of Law and
Public Policy (JLPP) will kick off its Fall 2004
Open Writing Competition Thursday, Sept. 2, at 5
p.m. in 285A. All third- and fourth-semester stu-
dents are encouraged to attend. For information,
contact JLPP Student Works Executive Editor
Michelle Friedman at msfriedman27@yahoo.com.
ABA Events Scheduled
The American Bar Association-Law Student
Division gained recognition and strength last
spring, and expects to be in full force this year.
Representatives encourage everyone to sign up
online at www.abanet.org/lawschool, and to take
advantage of the following events:
* Tuesday, Aug. 31, General Meeting and First
Semester Elections, noon, 180A (east tower).
(First-semester law students interested in running
for office should bring a resume to the meeting.)
Sept. 18, Florida v. Tennessee Tailgate Party
Oct. 15, First Annual Casino Night (hosted with
Nov. 7, Basketball Tournament
The organization also plans to host a garage
sale where all sales will be donated to a local char-
ity, and a "Finals Snack Break" to provide snacks
one night during finals to help students socialize
and relieve stress. Spring ABA events will include
an ABA/JMBA Career Conference (available only
for ABA members) attended by attorneys from
various practice areas and fields.
Officers are always open to new ideas and
interests. For information about the organization,
go online to www.ufbarassociation.org/aba/
index.html or contact any board member.
Federalist Society Meets
The first meeting of the College of Law's stu-
dent chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and
Public Policy Studies will convene Thursday, Sept.
2, at 4 p.m. in 285D. New members welcome.
The Federalist Society is "a group of conser-
vatives and libertarians dedicated to reforming the
current legal order."
JLPP Board Meeting Wednesday
The first JLPP general board meeting of the
semester will be held Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 6
(Announcements Continue Page 7)

Sept. 22 Student
Organization Fair
Students interested in
joining one of the College
of Law's many student
organizations can get
information and meet rep-
resentatives from most at
one time and place during
the school's annual
Student Organization Fair,
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 10
a.m.-2 p.m., in the UF law
For information, con-
tact Student Affairs
Coordinator Noemar
Castro, castro@law.
ufl.edu, Office of Student
Affairs, 392-0421.

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


Financial Aid &
Other Information
in Handbook
Financial aid and other
information ranging
from course listings to
faculty bios and College of
Law departments and serv-
ices is detailed in the
College of Law Handbook
(above, available in
Student Affairs and online
at www.law.ufl.edu, click
on publications, then
Handbook). If you have
other financial aid ques-
tions or concerns, stop by
Student Affairs or e-mail
Financial Aid Director Carol
Huber at chuber@ufl.edu.

Volunteer Needed
Student Affairs is
seeking a student volun-
teer to serve as the on-
campus representative of
Florida Lawyers
Assistance, Inc. (FLA).
FLA is a statewide
network of volunteer
lawyers and law students
who provide confidential
help and advice to col-
leagues with substance
abuse, stress manage-
ment, and mental health
concerns. The volunteer
should have a background
in substance abuse or
alcohol counseling.
Contact Dean Sasnett in
Student Affairs at 392-

Study Abroad Through

UF Law Exchange Programs

By Student Affairs Coordinator Noemar Castro

UF law students can expand their legal educa-
tion at Monash University in Australia, University
of Warsaw in Poland, University of Montpellier in
France, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat in
Germany, and Leiden University in the
Netherlands through ABA-approved Exchange
Programs exclusively for UF law students.
(Participants for Johann Wolfgang Goethe-
Universitat in Germany must be fluent in German,
while those participating at the University of
Montpellier, France, must have good knowledge
of French. If you are not fully fluent, there are
opportunities via the host institution to take lan-
guage courses to acquire proficiency. Also, some
courses may be taught in English.)

Monash University, Australia
Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, houses
the University Law Library, three computer laborato-
ries and five lecture theaters. The law school adminis-
ters 14 programs as well as four research centers com-
mitted to advancing research in existing and emerging
areas of the law. The law school has more than 60 full
time academic staff and faculty, with a total enroll-
ment of 2,000 students. The program will provide stu-
dents with a diversified curriculum, including areas
such as banking and finance law, Internet and elec-
tronic law, commercial law, international and compar-
ative law, tribunal procedures, criminal justice and liti-
gation among many other interesting topics. This pro-
gram runs from March until June.

Warsaw University (Poland)
The Florida-Warsaw Semester Abroad Law Program
is based at Warsaw University, where UF has for years
successfully operated the Center for American Law
Studies. The university recently built law facilities with
advanced teaching and computer technology, and par-
ticipants also will have access to a state of the art
library facility, which includes an American Law collec-
tion. Warsaw University houses around 6,000 students
each academic year, making it one of the largest uni-
versities in Poland, and offers a curriculum with
emphasis on European Community Law and Polish Law.
Courses include Jurisprudence in Europe, European
Political and Legal Doctrines, Administrative Law,
Public Business Law, Informatics and Law in the EU
and Poland, Protection of Fundamental Rights and
Freedoms in Poland. Program is February to May.

Montpellier University (France)
Montpellier University in the sunny region of
southern France is only six miles from the
Mediterranean coast and around 60 miles from the
Pyrenees mountains. Its Faculty of Law, established in

the 12th Century, took part in drafting the Napoleonic
Civil Code, which still applies in France and serves as a
model for all countries governed by Civil Law. The
Faculty of Law offers a wide choice of subjects in law
and political science, and is engaged in international
relationships that comprise more than 70 nationalities,
mostly European. This program runs January to May.

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-
Universitat (Germany)
Frankfurt a global center of international bank-
ing, busy trade center and major conference site is
home for more than 400 banks, the European
Monetary Institute and one of the most important
European stock exchanges. Johann Wolfgang Goethe-
Universitat is one of 10 universities in Frankfurt, with
35,443 students from 117 different nationalities. More
than 170 courses are taught in 21 departments. The
program runs April to July.

Leiden University (Netherlands)
For more than 420 years, Leiden University in the
Netherlands has influenced the city and helped create
the perfect college town. There is a great variety of
cultural, recreational and athletic activities. Frequent
and fast trains carry passengers to other main Dutch
centers of culture and amusement, such as Amsterdam,
Utrecht, Rotterdam and The Hague. Leiden University
is a modern institution of higher learning that attracts
professors and staff from around the world. It offers
more than 50 courses in International Law, including
Public International Law and European Community
Law. The UF-Leiden Exchange enables law students to
spend a semester overseas while paying UF tuition.
Only five UF students are chosen to participate each
semester, so sign up as soon as possible. The program
runs January to May.

Applications are available in Student Affairs,
and due no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.
Forms and detailed information are also available
online at www.law.ufl.edu/students/abroad/ or by
contacting Student Affairs Coordinator Noemar
Castro (castro@law.ufl.edu).

Attend Law Lectures & Events Here Sept. 9 2004-05 UF Law
During Machen Inauguration Celebration Conferences
a Institute for Dispute

Levin College of Law Dean Robert Jerry strongly
encourages students, faculty and staff to attend lec-
tures and presentations by UF law faculty on emerging
issues in legal practice, research and education, 1:30
a.m.-2:50 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9. on the law school
campus. 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.
"These presentations will give you a glimpse into
the accomplishments of our faculty outside the class-
room," said Jerry. "I hope everyone will make an effort
to attend as many as they can."
The presentations are scheduled as part of an
inauguration celebration Sept. 9-10 for University of
Florida President J. Bernard Machen, who will be
installed as UF's I Ith president amid a variety of sym-
posia and campus-wide events showcasing UF's talents
and accomplishments (details at UF's inauguration site,

Thursday, Sept. 9
(Note there will be numerous concurrent events at UF.)
8:30-1 1:30 a.m., CollegelUnit Expo (continental break-
fast available), Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
9-11:30 a.m., UF Keynote Program, Phillips Center
11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Campus-wide academic symposia
at College of Law and elsewhere. Shuttle service from
Phillips Center to law school provided.
Law School Events
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lunch, followed by "State of
the College Presentation," Dean Robert Jerry &
Associate Dean Patrick Shannon, Levin College of Law
Ceremonial Classroom (180A, east tower). Box lunch
served for $7.
12:30-1 p.m., "On Integrity: Some Considerations for
Water Law," Professor Christine Klein, 270, west
tower; and "The Death Penalty as Human Sacrifice,"
Professor Kenneth Nunn, 180A.
1-1:30 p.m., "Datamining, 9111 and the Patriot Act,"
270, Professor Christopher Slobogin; and "Zoning: The
Untold Story," 180A, Professor Michael Allan Wolf.

(Announcements, Continued)
p.m. in 285B. All JLPP members are required to
attend. For information, contact Managing Editor
Alison Rumley at larumley@jou.ufl.edu.

ICAM Meeting Wednesday
Second- through fifth-semester students inter-
ested in commercial law who want to develop their
writing and oral argument skills and possibly com-
pete for UF in Vienna, Austria, are invited to join
the UF International Commercial Arbitration Moot
team. Course credit (S/U) is available. To learn
more about ICAM, e-mail Daniel Nordby at

1:30-2 p.m.,
"Copyrighting Memes,"
270, Professor Thomas F.
Cotter, and "Death by Design: Dying
with a Living Will," 180A, Professor
C. Douglas Miller.
1:30-4:30 p.m. in Phillips Center (off
law campus), Faculty Reading
Initiative, Roundtable Discussion on
"Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the
Cafeteria" and Other Conversations About Race, and
presentation by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum.
2-2:30 p.m., "Personal Privacy vs. The Press: What the
First Amendment Really Means," 270, Center for
Governmental Responsibility Director/Professor Jon
Mills; and "Larry's Case: Integrating Multidisciplinary
Approaches into Scholarship, Service and Teaching,"
180A, Professors Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, Nancy
Dowd, Iris Burke and Monique Haughton Worrell and
Gator TeamChild Social Worker Karen Keroack.
6:30-9:30 p.m., Inaugural Dinner, J. Wayne Reitz Union
Grand Ballroom (By Invitation)
Friday, Sept. 10, 2004
9:30-11 a.m., Delegates/Press Brunch, Touchdown
11-11:45 a.m., Robing, Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Noon-1:30 p.m., Installation Ceremony, O'Connell
Center. Open to the public, and webcast live via a link
from the inauguration site.
2-4 p.m., Inaugural Public Reception, Florida Gym
4-5 p.m., UF Law Book Award Ceremony, (180A).
Student recipients & sponsors invited.
6 p.m., Law Center Association Board of Trustees and
Law Alumni Council Dinner, Dean Jerry's Home.
6:30-9:30 p.m., Inaugural Performance, Kaleidoscope &
Reception, Constans Theater & McGuire Pavilion (Two
performances, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m., reception 7:30-8:30
9:30-10:30 p.m., Student Reception, Reitz Union

Saturday, Sept. II
Law Center Association, Law Alumni Council meetings. O

You Can be Chief Justice
Student Government is accepting applications
for chief justice of its Supreme Court. Applicants
must: 1) have completed first-year of law school,
including first year writing requirements; 2) be a
member in good standing of the student honor
court bar association; 3) have completed or cur-
rently enrolled in the course Evidence; and 4) have
maintained a cumulative 2.50 law school GPA.
Applications available in rooms 305 or 364 Reitz
Union, or by e-mailing slopresto@sg.ufl.edu.
Application deadline is noon Tuesday, Aug. 31. O

Upchurch Watson White &
Max Dispute Resolution
Symposium, Oct. 15,
Gaylord Palms Resort and
Convention Center,
Kissimmee. (8 CLE
credits total, 2 for ethics.)
* 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.
More information in
future FlaLaws, or contact
Director of Conference
Planning Barbara DeVoe (392-
9238 or devoe@law.ufl.edu).

Student Affairs
Web Site Has New
Look & Features
The Office of Student
Affairs homepage
shtml) has a new look
and features, including
online downloadable
forms for Enrollment
Certification, Exam
General Student Petition,
Graduate Course Option
Petition, Letters of Good
Standing and Room
Reservations. The new
Web site also includes
direct links with ISIS,
Class Rank/Percentiles
and Book Awards.
Students are encouraged
to visit the new site and
become familiar with it.

- S S I University o Florida Fredric G.LevinCol e f Lw N A gu

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Fredric G. Levin
College of Law
* Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean
* Stuart R. Cohn,
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
* Richard I I dwirck

* Professor Stuart Cohn published "Poland and
United States Business Laws: A Commentary on
Differing Historical and Doctrinal Bases," 3
Warsaw U. L. Rev. 20-38 (2004).
* Eminent Scholar/Professor Larry Lokken pub-
lished Fundamentals of International Taxation
(2004 ed.) with Boris I. Bittker); Federal
Taxation of Employee Compensation (new
2004) (with Boris I. Bittker), and "Does the
U.S. Tax System Disadvantage U.S.
Multinationals in the World Marketplace?" 4 J.
Tax'n Global Transactions 23 (Summer 2004).
* Professor Martin McMahon this summer pub-
lished Federal Income Taxation, Cases and
Materials, Fifth Edition and accompanying
Class Discussion Problems (with Paul McDaniel,
Dan Simmons & Alice Abreu) (Foundation Press,
2004) and cumulative supplements to Federal
Income Taxation of Individuals, Third Edition
(Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 2002) (with Boris I. Bittker
& Lawrence A. Zelenak); Federal Income Taxation of
Partnerships and S Corporations, Third Edition, and
accompanying Study Problems (with Paul McDaniel & Dan
Simmons) (Foundation Press, 1999); Federal Income
Taxation of Corporations, Second Edition, and accompa-
nying Study Problems (with Paul McDaniel & Dan
Simmons) (Foundation Press,1999); Federal Income
Taxation of Business Organizations, Third Edition, and
accompanying Study Problems and Teacher's Manual
(with Paul McDaniel & Dan Simmons) (Foundation Press,


30 JMBA board meeting & elections, 7 8 p.m., 285D HOL
Moot Court meeting, 6 p.m., 180A
31 ABA meeting & elections, noon, 180A

1 "Meditation in the 'Fishbowl,'" by New Resource
Counselor Erica Byrnes, 5 p.m., Clinic
Career Services on judicial Clerkship Process, noon, 355D
Environmental Moot Court Competition meeting, noon,
ILPP board meeting, 6 p.m., 285B
ELULS meeting, 5 p.m.
2 IMBA Night Out
JLPP Writing Competition meeting, 5 p.m., 285A
Federalist Society meeting, 4 p.m., 285D
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
7 Monday classes meet, Tuesday classes canceled
8 Career Services presentation, "Getting Hired, From the
E m l lo o m /^ I ^, ^~

UF Law Journals Available
The Florida journal of International Law and the
Journal of Technology Law and Policy are available by
contacting Staff Editor Victoria A. Redd at 392-4980 or
This issue of the Florida Journal of International
Law includes articles on the Alien Tort Claims Act, cor-
porate inversion transactions, investor-state arbitration
under bilateral investment treaties, the potential use of
universal jurisdiction in drug trafficking cases, and a
comparison of U.K. and U.S. responses to the problem
of non-citizen certified terrorists in the wake of
September I 2001, as well as an open letter to U.N.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan regarding Humanitarian
Intervention missions.
The Journal of Technology Law & Policy features a
foreword by former Undersecretary of Commerce and
Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, James
E. Rogan on intellectual property rights, and articles on
cost shifting analysis, American and global intellectual
property rights, ways to strengthen America's capacity
for science and technology development, and "cyber-
space" issues. O

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Assistant Dean for Students
9-10 College of Law lectures & events, including CSRRR
* J. Michael Patrick, Assistant symposium, LCA Board of Trustees & Law Alumni
Dean for Admissions Council :T1,rc':. in conjunction with Machen all 0
inauguration celebration (see page 7)
10 Labor and Employment Law Opportunities, Peter Zinober
of Zinober McCrea, 4 p.m., 355D
14 Florida Board of Bar Examiners "250-day" registration
deadline for Spring 2004 entering class

1999). He also made presentations to the State
Bar of New Mexico, Tax Symposium,
Albuquerque, N.M. June 25 on "Recent Federal
Income Tax Developments" (jointly with Prof.
Ira Shepard); University of North Carolina
-,kk School of Law, 20th Annual Tax Institute,
Chapel Hill, N.C., April 23 on "Recent
Developments in Federal Income Taxation"
(jointly with Prof. Ira Shepard); and American
Bar Association, Tax Section, May Meeting,
Washington, D.C., May 7, Committee on
Ng Teaching Taxation Program: "Rethinking
Corporate Tax Planning and Teaching in the
New World of Partial Integration" (with Daniel
Professor Winston Nagan published "The New
Bush National Security Doctrine and the Rule
l of Law," 22 Berkeley J. Int'l L. 375-438
(2004) (with Craig Hammer), and "Racism,
Genocide, and Mass Murder: Toward a Legal Theory About
Group Deprivations," 17 Nat'l Black L. J. 133-221 (2004)
(with Vivile Rodin).
* Professor Sharon Rush published "Lessons from and for
Disabled Students," 8 J. Gender, Race & Justice 75-99
* Stephen C. O'Connell Professor Christopher Slobogin is
speaking today, Aug. 30, on "Transaction Surveillance
by the Government" at Florida State University Law
School. O