400-plus participants discuss racial...
 Career Services and resources
 Law grads give back
 Events and opportunities
 Reduce stress by making time for...
 Faculty scholarship and activi...


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Table of Contents
    400-plus participants discuss racial issues at CSRRR symposium
        Page 1
    Career Services and resources
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Law grads give back
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Events and opportunities
        Page 6
    Reduce stress by making time for you
        Page 7
    Faculty scholarship and activities
        Page 8
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Unif a F c Le n C w Ne w 8 N 5 S 20

400-Plus Participants Discuss Racial Issues at CSRRR Symposium
An innovative symposium co-sponsored by participants from UF and the community for a
the University of Florida Office of the President spirited discussion of race-related issues. The
and Levin College of Law Center for the Study of event was held Sept. 9 as part of President J.
Race and Race Relations (CSRRR) drew 400-plus Bernard Machen's inauguration celebration.
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ivMachen has iWentifIed increased diversIty on
campus as a top priority for his administration. UF Law Grads First
"Diversity and racial issues are important to on MPRE, Second
all of us," said Dean Robert Jerry. "We are very on Bar Exam
proud that our center through the dedicated The Florida Bar Board
efforts of Director Dr. Katheryn Russell-Brown of Examiners the state
and Assistant Director Melissa Bamba has been Supreme Court administra-
tive arm that conducts
able to play such a key role in focusing the atten- exams every February and
tion of the university and general community on July for graduates seeking
how we can work together to address them." to practice law in Florida
President Machen asked UF's 4,000-plus has announced July
2004 exam results.
faculty members to participate in a Faculty UF was first among
UF was first among
Reading Initiative (FRI) by reading, "Why Are All Florida's eight law
the Black Kids tr't,, T,,ri,. d," in the Cafeteria?" schools on the Multistate
And Other Conversations About Race (Basic Professional
Books, 2003) by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, Responsibility Exam
(See CSRRR Symposium, Page 5) (MPRE), with a pass
percentage of 91.1%
(92/101) compared to
the overall pass rate of
84.8% (814/960) with
Stetson at 89.7%, Miami
at 88.9%, and Florida
Coastal at 84.8%.
UF was second in pass
percentage for first-time
takers of the Florida Bar
Exam at 81.1% (185/228)
compared to an over-
all pass rate of pass rate
of 74.1% (1645/2221) -
with Miami at 84.1%;
FSU at 79.1%; and
Florida Coastal at 73.8%.

UF Law Third in Nation
for Hispanics (3)
Construction FAQ (3)
SGrads Give Back (4)
SReduce Stress (7)
Faculty Scholarship
& Activities (8)


Career Services & Resources
Dear Students,
The hurricanes have challenged us all, but we in the
Center for Career Services want you to know that we
appreciate your patience as we reschedule employers to
accommodate their travel needs and safety concerns.
Environmental Law We realize this may seem confusing at times, but
Research Assistant understand that we are working very hard to keep you
informed of all of the changes as we learn of them.
Needed Please keep your e-mail address on the Career
Professor Mary Jane Hotline listserv and your eAttorney profile current.
Angelo (above) seeks to Also, make sure you use your non-forwarded "ufl.edu"
hire one research assistant e-mail instead of an AOL or hotmail service provider,
for fall semester. Law stu- and check it frequently to stay abreast of last minute
dents in their third semes- changes.
ter or beyond who have Linda Calvert Hanson,
some environmental law Assistant Dean for Career Services
background and strong
research and writing skills Many Alternatives to OCI
are strongly encouraged to Last week's Career Services program,
apply. "Beyond OCI," explained that OCI is not for
To apply or for infor-
mation, contact Professor everyone. Watch for a multi-part series in FlaLaw
mation, contact Professor
Angelo at 392-0024 or on alternatives to OCI, featuring government, pub-
angelo@law.ufl.edu. lic interest, small and medium-sized firms, and
alternative opportunities. There is much more to
Career Services and to finding a job than on-
campus interviews.
You can look at government opportunities
online in the Government Honors and Internship
Handbook at www.law.arizona.edu/career/honor-
shandbbok.cfm (username: radish, password: redl.
Center for Career Services Rnle

Continuing Student
Scholarships ($500-$2,000)
for second- and third-year
law students are now
available and listed along
with eligibility require-
ments on the Financial Aid
Bulletin Board on the con-
course. (Current scholar-
ship recipients are not
Applications can be
obtained from the Office
of Student Affairs in
Bruton-Geer Hall, and
must be filed by Oct. I.
For information, contact
Financial Aid Coordinator
Carol Huber (141 Bruton
Geer Hall, 392-0421,

A common misconception shared by law stu-
dents concerns the purpose of law school career
resource offices. As frequently discussed at nation-
al professional conferences, career planning cen-
ters are not designed nor intended to "place"
law students in jobs. Indeed, given the statistical
likelihood of a graduate's first law job not being
their last, career resource personnel would be
doing a great disservice to the student body if they
merely "placed" students or "found" them a job.
As the proverb reminds us, "give a hungry person a
fish, they will be satisfied for that day; teach them
how to fish, so they will be satiated for life."
The mission of the Center for Career Services
is to teach, guide and facilitate your career plan-
ning process, including:
* teaching you how to develop your legal credentials,
* guiding you on better marketing yourself to get the
job you want,
* supporting and encouraging your career path
exploration within and beyond the legal profession,
* helping you to capitalize on your diverse strengths
and experiences, and

* serving as a liaison between law students, alumni,
practitioners and the community, as well as a gener-
al resource base.
You already have made a tremendous invest-
ment in your future by coming to law school. Let
Career Services staff help you best actualize that

Apply by Sept. 30 for Foley
Minority Scholarship Program
Get an application in Career Services and
return it there by Sept. 30 for the Foley & Lardner
Minority Scholarship Program. The program
awards $5,000 to a first-year minority law student
at eight selected schools. The scholarship is to be
applied to tuition, books, fees and other expenses
incidental to law school attendance. Consideration
is given to students with significant involvement in
community activities, strong undergraduate
records, and interest in and/or ties to a city where
Foley & Lardner practices. Financial need is not a
(Career Services Continues Page 3)


Answers to Frequently Asked Construction Questions
By Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs Pat Shannon have been able to shorten the time of limited study
1. When will it be over? space to only one term, since the old west end of
The entire project will be completed by the end the library should be available in late January

of May 2005.

2. Why wasn't there better planning on things
that impact students, like study space?
There were countless hours spent planning the
phasing of the construction project. Our number
one goal was to try to limit the impact and disrup-
tion to our students.
Originally, the construction project was going
to take over three years to complete, but the real-
ization that some students would spend their entire
law school experience "under construction" was
unacceptable. We chose instead to plan for short
bursts of disruptions, with the hope that disrup-
tions for short periods of time were better than a
long, painful construction project.
By careful strategic planning, we have been
able to do the noisiest and most disruptive part of
the construction during the past two summers;
thus, we were able to hold classes at the law
school in the fall and spring terms, instead of hav-
ing to hold classes on main campus. In addition,
we were able to limit the time the library is off-
site to only 12 months (versus the 24 months
other law libraries have taken for renovation). We

2005 for study space. (For alternative study spaces
this term, see last week's FlaLaw.)
We realize construction is very disruptive while
it is going on, but we hope that its brevity, when
added to the end results new and expanded
classrooms and library will make it bearable.

3. I see faculty taking hard-hat tours of the new
library space. Can students have one?
Yes. Every Tuesday at noon, I will be happy to
take groups of up to six students on a tour of the
new library, now under construction. The tours
take less than 30 minutes. To arrange a tour,
contact Julie Barnes in the Dean's trailer. O

(Career Services, Continued)

Career Services Listserve
Don't miss important deadlines and details.
Sign up for the Career Services listserv today by
send a blank e-mail to career-hotline-subscribe @
law.ufl.edu. (If you do not receive a confirmation
e-mail within 24 hours, contact Career Services.)

Programs This Week
* One Quick Question, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 9:30-11
a.m. Ask Director Jessie Howell Wallace at the CCS
table in the courtyard about pro bono, resumes,
cover letters, deadlines, externships, OCI, job
searches, interviews, receptions or other Career
related topics.
* Spring 2005 Externship Orientation, Wednesday,
Sept. 22, and Friday, Sept. 24, at noon in 285D.
Externships are an excellent way to learn the practi-
cal side of the practice of law while earning law
school credit. Both faculty- and student-created
externships will be discussed. Attend one of these
orientation meetings to participate in the Spring
2005 Externship Program. O

UF Law
Third in
Nation for
For the third time in
five years, the Levin
College of Law has been
ranked in the "Top 10
Law Schools for Hispanics"
magazine (details online at
"Our college has been
blessed with a strong and
active Hispanic community
for some time," said Dean
Robert Jerry. "We are
pleased that HISPANIC
BUSINESS magazine has
recognized what we have
to offer and helped spread
the word in the Hispanic
Editors took into con-
sideration in addition
to academic and faculty
stature retention rate,
mentoring programs, stu-
dent support organiza-
tions, percentage of full-
time Hispanic faculty and
students, and overall
school reputation.
UF's law school has
five Hispanic faculty -
two in endowed professor-
ships including Berta
Hernandez-Truyol, a
founder of the Latino
Critical Theory movement.
It offers a joint J.D.IM.A.
in Latin American studies,
summer program with
Universidad de Costa Rica
in San josh, exchanges
with Escuela Libre de
Derecho in Mexico City
and Pontifica Universidade
Cat6lica de Rio de janeiro,
and annual conference on
legal and policy issues in
the Americas. UF alumni
help mentor students.
- winner of the Maggie
Award for "Best Business
& Finance Magazine" is
syndicated by the New
York Times Company, and
has been a market leader
for Hispanic readers for
24-plus years. O

* /

-mber 20, 2004

K; I i Ir 1'

Alumni Honor
Stobbie's Service
Longtime UF College
of Law employee Denise
Stobbie (above, center,
with Dean Robert Jerry,
left, and Immediate Past
Alumni Council President
Oscar Sanchez) was hon-
ored for her dedication
and years of service at an
alumni meeting Sept. I I.
Stobbie joined the law
school more than 22
years ago as its first
magazine editor, and
went on to establish the
Office of Communications
before moving on to
work in Development and
Alumni Affairs in 2001.
She has now joined
Hospice of North Central

2004-05 UF
Law Conferences
* 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.

Look for more infor-
mation in future FlaLaws,
or contact Director of
Conference Planning
Barbara DeVoe (392-9238 1
or devoe@law.ufl.edu).
Note: The Dispute
Resolution Conference
scheduled for October has
been cancelled. .

Law Grads Give Back
Scores of UF College of Law alumni many
clad in hues of orange and blue gathered here
Sept. 9-11 for Alumni Council and Law Center
Association, Inc. Board of Trustees meetings and
other events offered as part of UF President
Bernard Machen's inauguration celebration.
Alumni Council President George Vaka (UF
JD 83), partner in Vaka, Larson & Johnson in
Tampa, effectively summarized the focus of this
prestigious group of UF law supporters.
"We must extend our hands back down the
ladder to help current students," said Vaka. "And
pass on a strong tradition of 'giving back.'
"I'm not sure students realize just how big a
difference alumni support makes. Without our con-
tributions, there would be no Trial Team, Moot
Court, or many other activities. The state provides
only a small part of what the college needs," said
Vaka, then led by example by handing Assistant
Director for Development and Alumni Affairs
Kerrie Mitchell a $5,000 check for the College of
Law Annual Fund.
Trustees Chair Mike McNerney (UF JD 73),
partner with Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan,
Solomon & Tatum in Fort Lauderdale, emphasized
the importance of a
strong relationship
between the college's
students and alumni at
a Book Award
Ceremony Sept. 10
(see page 1).
"When you
graduate 'out' of the
College of Law, you at
the same time gradu-
ate 'into' the profes-
sion," he told students.



"You will develop a wide range of professional
acquaintances some 20 years older or younger
than you and you will find that the majority of
alumni are even more interested in academic
excellence than the performance of the athletic
teams. I am very proud of the College of Law, and
what we as alumni have been able to do to
enhance the learning experience for all of you."
The Law Center Association Inc. Board of
Trustees, founded in 1960, and Law Alumni
Council, founded in 1983, are the college's pri-
mary support and advisory boards. Both help raise
private funds to cover expenses not met through
state support, tuition or endowment income.
a The Law Center Association Inc. is a
financial support organization, and
its Board of Trustees assist in the
budgetary process, provide financial
and volunteer resources and facili-
tate student mentoring programs.
LCA unrestricted funds help fund
student and faculty programs,
scholarships and activities.
The Law Alumni Council consists of
representatives from most class
years, and recently launched an
ambitious campaign to increase
alumni support for students,
(See Grads Give Back, Page 5)

(Grads Give Back, Continued)
faculty, programs and services, including:
* Graduating Class Gifts: Coordinated by
third-year student members, this revived
tradition encourages a Class Gift at com-
mencement. Students may give or pledge
to any area of the law school or to any
student organization.
Book Award Sponsorships:
Emphasis on increasing jD and
LLMT course sponsorships to
provide essential funds and
reward outstanding student Persis Goes to D.C.
academic achievement. UF law student Karen
Renewed Law Firm Giving N Persis (above) will leave
Program: Recognizes firms with in January to spend seven
multiple Gators that achieve months in Washington.
100 percent participation. D.C. as a legislative assis-
Faculty Visibility: Promote UF rant to a congressman,
law CLE offerings, conferences, focusing on women's
and faculty speakers. EO equity issues
.Persis who also
served as president of

(CSRRR Symposium, Continued)
clinical psychologist and president of Spelman
College. Like many universities who assign read-
ing to incoming freshmen, the FRI selects books
for faculty members to provide a common refer-
ence point and facilitate discussion on important
issues. Tatum's book addresses racial identity,
race-related curriculum development and need for
cross-racial dialogue.
"We saw the Faculty Reading
Initiative as a big step toward our
goal of putting issues of race and ..
difference up front and center at
the University of Florida," said
Professor Russell-Brown. "We are
pleased that President Machen
has identified diversity as a cen-
tral issue for his administration."
The symposium, held at the Phillips Center
for the Performing Arts, featured a moderated
discussion between a dozen faculty members -
representing UF colleges as diverse as Medicine,
Fine Arts, and Design, Construction and Planning
- who shared their thoughts on Tatum's book and
insights into issues of race and race relations in
their teaching, on campus, and in the Gainesville
community. Law Professors Berta Hernandez-
Truyol, Kenneth Nunn, and Sharon Rush served
on the faculty panel, which was moderated by UF
Associate Dean for Minority Affairs Terry Mills.
Dr. Tatum then delivered her keynote address,
in which she challenged audience members to
reconsider their preconceived notions about race
relations and talk openly about race issues.

"There's too much 'shhh-ing' going on,"
Tatum said as she demonstrated the level of dis-
comfort many people have with discussing race
relations. Many in the audience voiced their agree-
ment with applause.
When Tatum invited audience comments and
questions, Spelman College alumna JaDawnya
Butler (3L) spoke about her personal experiences
with racism. Butler went on to explain how these
experiences led her to approach
Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown
and the CSRRR about the possibil-
ity of inviting Tatum to speak at
the law school.
When asked why she thought
Tatum was an ideal choice, Butler
S said, "Not only is she part of an
''" institution that could teach us the
skills that UF could use, she wrote a book on the
topic. Just to see her be there was evidence to me
that we had come full circle and reached a new
level as an institution. I was overjoyed, to say the
CSRRR's theme for 2004-05 is "Race,
Curriculum, and Education for the New
Millennium: Shaping the Future, Charting a New
Course." Several programs are planned to high-
light the theme, including a Race and Law
Curriculum Workshop and Spring Lecture Series
featuring law professor and race scholar Paul
Finkelman. For more information on the ongoing
work and projects of the Center for the Study of
Race and Race Relations, visit their Web site at
www.law.edu/centers/csrrr/. O

Florida Blue Key is
believed to be the first
person from UF to earn
one of the prestigious

Study Off-Campus
in Law Library
The Legal
Information Center
(library) relocated to
the former Publix in
Butler Plaza on Archer
Road until construction
is complete in 2005 -
is a quiet and conven-
ient place for study and
research. The Butler
Plaza annex offers plen-
tiful, free parking, com-
puter stations, open
table seating and study
carrels. Annex hours are:
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,
contact LIC reference
staff at 392-0417.

Help Others
Through UFCC
The University of
Florida Community
Campaign supports local
agencies providing serv-
ices that directly benefit
people residing in the
Alachua County region.
Through support from
UF employees, these
providers of services and
programs can continue

Events & Opportunities

LCC Organization Fair Sept. 22
Students interested in joining one of the
College of Law's many student organizations can
get information and meet representatives from
most, sign petitions, and/or join organizations, list-
servs and bloggers during the Law College
Council's Student Organization Fair, Wednesday,
Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the UF law courtyard.
"Our law school has 43 student organizations
representing a large variety of academic, social,
cultural, religious, and political interests," said
LCC President Lee Harang. "There is some organ-
ization out there waiting for your talents."
The LCC also is taking nominations for presi-
dential appointments for Student Senate Liaison,
National Endowment of the Arts Liaison,
Historian, and Faculty Committee: Facilities. For
information, e-mail Harang at harng@ufl.edu by
5 p.m. today, Sept. 20.
Confirmed appointments to date are Paul

Casino Night Poker Tournament. Early registration
will give you a discount price and "surprises."
Join ABA-LSD, Win Prizes
* Stop by the American Bar Association-Law Student
Division (ABA-LSD) table at the Student
Organization Fair this Wednesday, Sept. 22, and
register as a 2004-05 ABA member. The ABA will
randomly distribute gifts and prizes to its enrolled
members beginning Oct. 1, so the sooner you sign
up, the more opportunities you have to win.
* There will be a general ABA-LSD meeting for cur-
rent and prospective members this Thursday, Sept.
23 (room and time TBA).
* Sign up this week and next in the JMBA Office for
the first annual JMBA/ABA-LSD Casino Night,
scheduled for Oct. 15.
* The ABA-LSD basketball tournament is Nov. 7.
Join the organization or get information online
at www.ufbarssociation.org/aba/index.html or by
contacting any board member.
(Announcements Continue Page 7)

to assist tnose in our
communities who are in Vicary (Faculty Appointments), Michael Wild
need. To be eligible for (Faculty Curriculum), Joshua P. Koehler (Web- l
the UFCC, agencies must master), Javier Banos (Assistant to the Treasurer), Il r'
provide services in and David Gobeo (Student Senate Liaison). R
Alachua County andlor
the surrounding coun- Presentation on 'Activist Judges' Il
ties, including Bradford, Eighth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Stan R. I p
Clay, Columbia, Gilchrist, Morris will speak on "Judicial Independence:
Levy, Marion, Putnam, Partisan Pressure and the Rule of Law" at 11:30 -i
Suwannee and Union.
"The recent destruc- a.m. today, Sept. 20, in the Ceremonial Classroom
tion caused by Francis, (180A) to kick off the Law Students for the
and threat of Ivan, are Integrity of the Judicial System (LSIJS) fall Il .[ l
dramatic reminders of campaign. Free pizza served. (More information I .l .i
the fact that many peo- online at www.lsijs.org.)
pie less fortunate than f'
ourselves need our phil- American Constitution Society ..- E .. l ..
anthropic assistance. Meets Friday *il
Hurricane and disaster
relief is just one exam- The American Constitution Society (ACS)
pie. UFCC provides an will have its first meeting Friday, Sept. 24, at 3
easy way for all of us to p.m. in 285D. The mission of ACS is to foster a ff
help in addition to any progressive vision of the law through a collabora- L I .i"
direct assistance we may tive process among law students, lawyers, schol-
be able to offer through
personal efforts," said ars, judges, policymakers and other concerned
Professor Joseph Little, a individuals. Everyone is welcome.
coordinator of the UFCC JMBA Announcements
drive at the law school.
For information, go Students can win a dinner for two at Carrabba's,
to www.ufcc.ufl.edu, or Bonefish or Outback by stopping by the John
e-mail Professor Little at Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) Office and giv- r rl.l
Little@law.ufl.edu. ing them their name and current e-mail address. m l.
JMBA is attempting to compile a membership list
of second- through sixth-semester students.
Sign up Sept. 20-30 for early registration for the

Reduce Stress by Making Time For You

-By Resource Counselor Erica L. Byrnes
The past few weeks have undoubtedly been a
hectic welcome or welcome back to law
school life. The beginning of every semester is
filled with new faces and new chal-
lenges, however, this semester is -. -
bringing the additional burdens of -
campus construction and destructive = j
This combination of school,
weather, and family stressors cou-
pled with perceived grade and job
pressures create a chaotic environ-
ment for learning. Most importantly,
though, these stressors create a hurdle that threat-
ens to thwart living a mentally healthy life.
Mental health is an important component of
life that often is pushed aside in times of elevated
stress. However, taking the time to increase and
promote your mental health during stressful times
can produce benefits in all areas of your life.
Spending time on you is essential to a balanced,
healthy life.
If you do not already do a regular activity that
helps you maintain balance in your life, then over
the next week take the time to schedule and initiate

(Announcements, Continued)
Get LSR Information This Week
The Law School Republicans (LSR) are
preparing to kickoff a number of community serv-
ice projects, including "GEAR-UP," the Alachua
County school mentoring program, and a blood
drive. Learn more at the LSR table at the Student
Organization Fair Wednesday, Sept. 22, and at the
LSR's first general meeting the next day, Sept. 23,
4-5 p.m., in 180A. For details, e-mail
uflawgop@hotmail.com or go online to

Improve Skills at Toastmasters
Florida Law Toastmasters Public Speaking
Organization will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.
22, in 345, and will continue to meet the same day,
time and place until around exam time. Observers
and newcomers are always welcome. For informa-
tion, e-mail Florida Law Toastmasters President
Ray Dominick at r12345@ufl.edu.

Criminal Law Association Meets
The Criminal Law Association (CLA) will
meet for the first time Monday, Sept. 27, at 5:30
p.m. Subsequent meetings are scheduled for Oct.

an activity you can do on a regular basis that will
promote your mental health. Activities that pro-
mote mental health can be anything that you enjoy
and that take you away from your ordinary sched-
ule. Some people focus on physical
activities (e.g., working out or run-
ning) that make them feel rejuvenat-
S ed, while others enjoy less physical
activities (e.g., reading for fun,
cooking, journaling).
One way to attend to your men-
tal health is to practice meditation.
The weekly mindfulness meditation
group I offer is a great way to commit to your
mental health in a supportive and fun environment
with fellow law students. "Meditation in the
Fishbowl" will be a weekly group offered every
Wednesday evening school is in session from 5:15-
6 p.m. in the "fishbowl," 103 Bruton Geer Hall.

Erica Byrnes is the resource counselor at the
Levin College of Law, and offers free, confidential
counseling and workshops to students.
For information or to make an appointment,
e-mail her at byrnes@law.ufl.edu, or complete an
appointment request form in Student, .. '. 7O

11 & 25 and Nov. 8 & 22. All meetings are at 5:30
p.m., and locations are TBA.
CLA will feature speakers at every meeting,
including public defenders, state attorneys, judges,
and criminal defense attorneys. They also will
coordinate two tours this semester of the Florida
State Prison, sponsor a movie night, adopt a family
for Christmas, and co-sponsor Paintball with
JMBA. For information, e-mail CLA President
Kelli Herring at kherring@ufl.edu.

JLPP Open Writing Competition
There is still time for third- and fourth-semes-
ter students to participate in the Journal of Law
and Public Policy (JLPP) Open Writing
Competition, even if you have not attended the
informational meetings. Packets are on sale on the
concourse or in the JLPP office now through
Wednesday, Sept. 22. Case comments are due by 5
p.m. Monday, Sept. 27.
All eligible students are encouraged to partici-
pate. For information about JLPP or the writing
competition, e-mail Executive Student Works
Editor Michelle Friedman at msf627@ ufl.edu. O

Tallahassee Bar President
Kelly Overstreet Johnson
(from left), Jason Hawkins,
Florida Bar President Nina
Ashenafi, and Hawkin's
mother, Leon County Judge
Judith Hawkins.

UF Law Student
Wins Essay
UF law student Jason
Hawkins (2L) has won The
Florida Bar's Standing
Committee on
Professionalism's Student
Essay Contest. He accept-
ed the award from Justice
Cantero at the Florida
Supreme Court Aug. 17.
His essay, "Language
& Civility," was judged
against essays from other
Florida law schools on cal-
iber/theme, creativity,
organization, writing style
and technical expertise.
"We are very proud
that a student from the
University of Florida
College of Law has won
this professionalism essay
contest for the past two
years," said Associate
Dean for Students,
Professionalism and
Community Relations Gail
Essay contest winners
receive $1,000 courtesy of
The Florida Bar's Young
Lawyers Division, and the
college can display the
trophy, "The Lion of
Justice," for the year.

Writing Workshops
Writing Professor Lois
Randoph will offer writing
workshops Fridays at I I
a.m. in 285D Sept. 24 and
Oct. 1, 8, 22 & 29.

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Faculty Scholarship & Activities
* Chesterfield Smith Professor Michael W. Gordon
was reelected to the board of the U.S.-Mexico
Law Institute, where he served eight one-year
terms 1995-2003. He is serving as an expert for
the Scott Paper Company in a case involving
injury to the largest orchid grower in Latin Grl
America, located in Panama, and also in a case in
Ontario for the jamacian owner of Sandals Resort
for an injury to a Canadian citizen in the resort
in Cuba. The seventh edition of his casebook
coauthoredd), International Business
Transactions, was published in June. He also
wrote the section on "North American
Integration" for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of
Law & Society: American & Global Perspectives.
* Affiliate Professor Paul Magnarella contributed a

Human Rights and Societies in Transition I 19-
140 (2004, Ed. Horowitz and Schnabel, United
Nations University Press).
Claudia Wright, Legal Skills Professor and
Director of Gator TeamChild, is working on
several projects that were developed through
her work on the Florida Supreme Court
Steering Committee on Children and Families in
the Courts. The committee was formed by
Chief justice Harry Anstead and new Chief
justice Barbara Pariente to assist the Circuit
Courts of Florida in implementation of a
Unified Family Court model mandated by the
Court in 2001. She also is drafting the
Handbook for Lawyers Tool Kit for the
Unified Family Court, and will conduct an

chapter, "The Consequences of the War Crimes interactive session with family court lawyers
Tribunals and an International Criminal Court for utilizing the kit at the Unified Family Court
Human Rights in Transitioning Societies," to the book Conference in Orlando in October. O

Exchange Program Sends UF Law Faculty to Brazil
Associate Dean for International Programs/Professor Stuart Cohn and Professor Pedro A
Malaver taught this summer in Brazil through a faculty exchange agreement with The Pontifical
Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, while PCU Professor Daniela T Vargas came to Gainesville to
teach UF law international enrichment programs In Brazil, courses were open to both undergradu-
Fredric G. Levin ate and graduate law students since there as in the rest of the
College of Law Americas other than the U S and parts of Canada law is an under-
Administration graduate degree Malavet (top, with his class in Brazil pictured below
n-. with Professor Vargas. second from right, and a U S student who gradu-
* Robert H Jerry. II. Dean | ated from PCU and chose to stay in Brazil) caught an introduction to
* Stuart R Cohn. U.S law seminar, while Cohn focused on U S business transactions -1
Associate Dean for
International Studies
* George Dawson, Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs September
* Michael K. Friel, Associate 18 ABA LSD Tailgate
Dean & Director, Graduate
Tean ireor Graduate 20 LSIJS Presentation, Judge Stan Morris, 11:30 a.m., 180A
x oam 21 Career Services, One Quick Question, 9:30-11 a.m.,
* William H. Page, Courtyard
Associate Dean forouryar
Faculty Development 22 Student Organization Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Courtyard
*M. Kathleen "Kathie" Price, Career Services Spring Externship Orientation, noon, *
Associate Dean for Library 285D .
and Technology Toastmasters, 5 p.m., 345
* Gail E. Sasnett, Associate "Meditation in the Fishbowl," 5:156 p.m., 103 Bruton Geer
Dean for Students, 23 LSR General Meeting, 4-5 p.m., 180A
Professionalism and 24 Career Services Spring Externship Orientation, noon,
Community Relations 285D
* J. Patrick Shannon, American Constitution Society Meeting, 3 p.m., 285D
Associate Dean for 27 Criminal Law Association Meeting, 5:30 p.m. (Place TBA)
Administrative Affairs 29 Toastmasters, 5 p.m., 345
* Donald J. Hale, Senior "Meditation in the Fishbowl," 5:15 6 p.m., 103 Bruton Geer
Development Director
Career Services, Public Interest Law Careers, noon, 355D,
* Linda Calvert Hanson,
Assistant Dean for October
Career Services
* Richard L. Ludwick, I :Career Services, Federal Career Opportunities, noon, 285D
Assistant Dean for Students 6 Toastmasters, 5 p.m., 345
* J. Michael Patrick, Assistant "Meditation in the Fishbowl," 5:15 6 p.m, 103 Bruton Geer
Dean for Admissions II Criminal Law Association Meeting, 5:30 p.m. (Place TBA)
13 Toastmasters, 5 p.m., 345
S "Meditation in the Fishbowl," 5:15-6 p.m., 103 Bruton Geer
IS IMBA/ABA-LSD Casino Night
1|20 Toastmasters, 5 p.m., 345
"Meditation in the Fishbowl," 5:15 6 p.m., 103 Bruton Geer