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 Where turtles are cheaper than...
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Table of Contents
    Events and opportunities
        Page 1
    Career Services, resources and opportunities
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Where turtles are cheaper than chickens: a different kind of externship
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Gathering after the storm, support group cuts stress
        Page 7
    Faculty scholarship and activities
        Page 8
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y f a F c G. L n C e of La N 1 8 N 8 e

Students Support 2004 Class Gift -
Efforts by members of the Fall 2004 graduating
class to raise funds for a class gift for presentation to
Dean Robert Jerry at graduation this December got a
boost last week with its first major gift from third-year
student Lori Thompson.
"I believe in leaving a good legacy for those who
follow behind us as students this is the purpose of
the class gift," said Thompson. "I have taken the option
of providing funding over time. Giving something annu-
ally allows me to commit to a gift now, and pay an
appropriate amount each year until I have met my
pledge. I also took the option of specifying where my
gift will be used. The Environmental Moot Court is a CLASS GI.
valuable opportunity and is underfunded. I hope that stude Is'01cw" f
my small contribution will help future competitors from *and Claj ..
UF attend and obtain the experiences to be had from Cury'and Edren. johri6
worthy competition." ;the first to support their graduate ass gift.
Lauren Cury, who co-chairs the Class Gift Committee -
with Edrene Johnson, added, "What career will we have that won't lead back to the College of Law education we
received? I don't want to neglect the College of Law, which made my life better and more fulfilled. I want to see
this college grow and get better, so that when I come back to visit, I can be proud not only that I came, I saw,
and I conquered, but that I contributed to making it a better place even after I was here."
Johnson said, "The reason I decided to give back to the school is simple: it is so easy to complain, but if you
want to improve a situation that takes work and dedication. There have been good and bad things that I have
experienced during my time at the law school. I have accepted the best, and I am now working to make sure we
improve the worst."
The 2004 Law Alumni Council Class Gift Committee will be tabling on the law school concourse 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 12-14. Stop by to learn more about how graduating class gifts help support areas of your
choice at the law school, while providing the opportunity for you to "give back" in a memorable and meaningful
way. For information, e-mail Lauren Cury at LaurenCury@aol.com or Edrene Johnson at eaj@ufl.edu. O

Events & Opportunities

WIPO Speaker Here Oct. 13
All are welcome to a guest lecture by Ola
Zahran, a counselor at the World Intellectual
Property Organization (WIPO), on WIPO's nature
and structure. The lecture will be offered during
Intellectual Property Law Program Director/
Professor Tom Cotter's International Intellectual
Property class this Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m.
in 285D.
Animal Abuse, Violence Link
Examined In Thursday Lecture
A presentation on "The Link Between
Violence Against Animals and Violence Against
Humans: The Legislative and Policy Implications

of Taking Animal Abuse Seriously" will be held at
6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in 285B. The presenta-
tion, which is sponsored by the Animal Law
Association and funded by the Animal Legal
Defense Fund, is open to the public. It will focus
on breaking the cycle of violence that not only
affects animals, but women, children, the elderly,
and society in general, and is expected to be espe-
cially relevant to those interested in criminal law,
family law, domestic violence, mental health, and
child and animal welfare.
The featured speaker, Dr. Kenneth Shapiro, is
executive director of Society and Animals Forum
(formerly known as the Psychologists for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals). He also is the
founder and editor of Society and Animals:
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Trial Team Final
Four This Friday
All are invited to
attend the culmination
of the Levin College of
Law's Fall Trial Team
Intramural Competition
- the Final Four at
II a.m. Friday, Oct. 15,
in the Ceremonial
The competition is
sponsored by Rumberger,
Kirk and Caldwell, and
the presiding judge will
be Honorable Michael
Weatherby from the
Seventh Judicial Circuit.
The case regards a law
enforcement shooting.
Trial Team members
competing in the Final
Four are Loreal Belfon
and Najah Gibson, repre-
senting the plaintiff, and
Sara Holladay-Tobias and
Teesha McCrae, repre-
senting the defendant.
Other new Trial Team
members are Raymond
Dominick, Gregory
Edwards, Natalie Hanan,
Schnelle Tonge and
Rogers Walker.

Career Opportunities,
Small Firm Overview (2)
Environmental & Land
Use Law News (4)
Apply Now for Clinics &
Trial Practice (6)
New Stress Support
Group Formed (7)
Faculty Scholarship (8)

Frfdric (. IeG n Q llg of I.a

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'Make Strides
Against Breast
Cancer' Walk
The UF law Center for
Career Services and the
Caribbean Law Students
Association (CARIBLAW)
invite others in the law
school community to join
them in "Make Strides
Against Breast Cancer@,"
a noncompetitive walk to
raise awareness and funds
to fight breast cancer. The
walk is 8 a.m.-noon,
Saturday, Oct. 23, at
Northeast Park (Duckpond
area), 400 N.E. 16th
Avenue. The funds raised
will be dedicated to life-
saving American Cancer
Society research, educa-
tion, patient support, and
advocacy programs.
Participants can order
a Career Services T-shirt
for $8, "Interview the
rest, Hire the best...UF
Law," to wear during the
To sign up for the
walk or order a shirt,
contact the Center for
Career Services, 244
Bruton-Geer Hall, 392-
0499, or e-mail Keisha
Usher at kusher@ufl.edu
to join the CARIBLAW

Career Services, Resources & Opportunities

Register by Friday to Attend
National Public Interest
Conference and Career Fair
Students interested in attending the Equal
Justice Works Conference and Career Fair in
Washington D.C. Oct. 28-29 must pre-register
with Jessie Howell Wallace in Career Services by
this Friday, Oct. 15. The university will pay the
registration fee, but if you do not register through
Career Services, you will not be registered for the
conference. Details are available in Career
Services, in last week's FlaLaw (online as a link
from the Publications section of the college home
page, www.law.ufl.edu), from APIL representa-
tives, or online at www.equaljusticeworks.org.
Beyond OCI: Small Firms
Solo and small firms currently employ 63
percent of lawyers in private practice, according to
the American Bar Association's 1993 Issues
Update, and the 1991 ABA General Practice
Section Committee Update disclosed that 86 per-
cent of today's law students expect to practice in
small firms. Finally, some 73 percent of The
Florida Bar, according to its 1997 Membership
Opinion Survey, is made up of solo and small firms
of 10 or fewer attorneys. (Source: The Florida

What Smaller Firms Want
The number of students going to work for
small firms increases each year, and most career
services offices struggle with "taming the small
firm beast." Many law schools lack information on
small and medium sized employers, in part because
most do not recruit on a regular basis, may not par-
ticipate in on-campus interviews, may have limited
marketing ability, and basically may not have the
time. In a nutshell, getting to know employers at
small firms is far more labor intensive.
There is, however, a "common theme" among
small firms and what they look for in associates:
* First, they look beyond grades on a resume and
want their candidates to be "well-rounded." Ben
Finley with Finley & Buckley in Atlanta, said, "A
well-rounded candidate would portray confidence,
show strong enthusiasm for the firm, possess great
people skills, and possess the ability to think quick-
ly on their feet."
* Employers also expressed the desire to have a new
associate who could "hit the ground running."
Extensive clerking experience, particularly with a

small firm, is extremely beneficial, but also can be
expanded to include volunteering with a judge or
other agencies to learn courtroom procedure, skills
courses, clinics, and even moot court competitions.
* Drive and ambition. According to Trey Esnard
with Reich, Meeks & Treadaway in New Orleans,
No- associates with a small firm need to be self-
motivated and have plenty of initiative when it
comes to getting the work done." (The firm type
says it all, "small.")
Cindy Hudson with the Law Office of Marc R.
Levine in Orange, CA, emphasizes dependability:
"We do not have the backup that a large firm would
have, therefore we depend on our associates to han-
dle all aspects of an assignment or task."
Geography. A candidate who is familiar with a geo-
graphical area is more likely to stay for the long
haul than someone experiencing a city for the first
time. Also, a local candidate would have already
established connections throughout the community.
Knowing an associate is committed to the communi-
ty helps show stability and loyalty to the firm.
Excellent verbal communication. Dan Reed with
Seale, Smith, Zuber & Bamette in Baton Rouge
explains, "Verbal communication is what we do for
a living. We don't have the resources to extensively
train our new associates, therefore, it is essential
that they possess the skills to communicate effec-
tively and start producing income quickly."
In summary, a small firm's limited resources
force it to place more responsibility on its new
(Career Services Continues Page 3)


WI-i r

(Announcements, Continued)
Journal ofHuman-Animal Studies, and co-founder
and co-editor of the Journal ofAppliedAnimal
Welfare Science. Dr. Shapiro speaks and trains
nationally on the link between animal abuse and
violence toward humans.

JMBA Charity Casino Night Friday
Sign up by this Wednesday, Oct. 13, for the
John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) inaugural
Grand Casino Night and Poker Tournament. The
event will be held 7 p.m.-midnight this Friday,
Oct. 15, at Eventfuls on Newberry Road (about
five miles west of Oaks Mall). Food and drinks
will be provided.
Proceeds from the event will be divided
between the American Red Cross Disaster Relief
Fund and Three Rivers Legal Services. A limited
number of seats are still open in the poker tourna-
ment, and tickets available for the casino, but
they're going fast. Students should come by the
JMBA office as soon as possible to sign up.
JMBA also will provide free pizza on the con-
course at noon Tuesday to answer questions and
sign up participants.
The poker tournament game is no-limit,
"Texas Hold'em," and is limited to 100 people.
Faculty may play for free (although donations are

(Career Services, Continued)
associates. With this in mind, small firms rely on
the "total package" concept to assist them in mak-
ing the right decision about hiring new associates.
The "total package" represents all aspects of a can-
didate's personality, experience and communica-
tion skills. (Excerpted from Employers'Perspective
on the Ideal Small Firm Associate, by Tracy N.
Evans, Director of Career Services at LSU Law
In next week's FlaLaw: Small Firms Part 2,
i ..-.. i1, for Small Firm Practice."

Externship Deadline Extended
The deadline to apply for an Eighth Judicial
Circuit Family Law Externship has been extended
to noon Nov. 5. Applications are available in
Career Services. The externs will work as judicial
clerks in the Eighth Judicial Circuit Family Law
Division, and will be assigned to work with
judges, hearing officers, or attorneys working for
family law judges. They will sit in on hearings,
research legal issues, draft orders, and review court
files. The goal of the placement is to expose stu-
dents to how the family law system operates and

welcome). All players will receive a coupon for a
free large Domino's pizza, plus other perks, and
are eligible for a raffle drawing.
At Casino Night, participants can try their
luck at Roulette, Blackjack and Craps. and also
will be eligible for the raffle drawing.
For details, visit the JMBA Office or e-mail
Sara Jones at sejones@ufl.edu.

Student Input on New Professors
The Law College Council (LCC) is hosting
student members of the Faculty Committee on
Appointments this Thursday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. in
(Continued Page 7)

how judges arrive at decisions in family law mat-
ters, particularly where the interests of children are

Programs This Week
* One Quick Question, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 9:30-1 I a.m.
Ask Director Carol Kuczora at the CCS table in the
courtyard about resumes, cover letters, deadlines, pro
bono, externships, OCI, job searches, interviews,
receptions or other career-related topics.

* International Law Career Opportuntles: Wednesday,
Oct. 13, noon, 355D. Guest speakers to include
International Trade Program Director Steve Powell,
former Chief Counsel for Import Administration,
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department
of Commerce, and Professor Stuart Cohn, Associate
Dean for International Studies. Learn how to develop
a career in International Law.
* Maximizing Your Professional Approach,
Professionalism and Etiquette: Friday, Oct. 15, noon,
Bailey Courtroom. Co-sponsored with JMBA.
Maintaining your professional approach throughout
your career is key to obtaining success. Learn from
panelists how to put the best professional foot for-
ward. Topics will include dressing for success, what
exactly "business casual" dress means, effective com-
munication in the work place, when to follow up with
a thank you note, and much more. O

Leaders in Trade,
Labor &
Lecture at UF Law
All are invited to a
series of guest lectures
presented as part of a
Trade, Labor &
Environment seminar
taught by Govenor Buddy
MacKay and Professor
Berta Hernandez-Truyol.
The following will be
offered from 5-7 p.m.
(rooms TBA):
* Thursday, Nov. 4:
Former Chief judge, WTO
Dispute Resolution, Jim
Bacchus, managing part-
ner, Greenberg Traurig,
Orlando, on "The Future
of WTO."
* Thursday, Nov. 18:
Dean & retired U.S.
Ambassador Dennis jett,
UF International Center;
Dr. Terry McCoy, UF
Center for Latin
American Studies; and
International Trade
Progam Director Steve

Coffee & Snack
Cart Open in
Bruton-Geer Hall
A snack cart -
featuring Starbucks coffee,
salads, wraps, sandwiches,
cookies, bagels, muffins,
sushi and more is open
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,
Monday-Friday, in Bruton-
Geer Hall in the cafeteria
area (accessible from the
courtyard and Bruton-
Geer Hall breezeway).
Contact Student
Affairs to comment on the
new service andlor offer
suggestions for future
selections and hours.


Fla-aw Univer siy of F rida Fred c G. L n C e of- -L e O em

Learn More About Environmental and Land Use Law

Opportunities Wednesday

Did you know UF's Environmental and Land
Use Law Program was recently ranked in the top
10 programs among public law schools nationally?
2005 Conferences Students interested in these fields can take advan-
a Fourth Annual Richard E.
Nelson Symposium, Feb. tage of a wealth of opportunities at the college.
10-11 (tentative), Hilton You can:
UF Conference Center. Obtain a Certificate in Environmental & Land Use
Organized by Professor
Michael Allan Wolf. Law
" Public Interest Take a wide array of courses, with or without
Environmental pursuing a certificate
Conference, Feb. 24-26,
j. Wayne Reitz Union. Learn about environmental and land use law job
Coordinated by opportunities, lectures, field trips, and courses by
Environmental and Land signing up for the ELULP e-mail list (e-mail
Use Law Society. For
details, e-mail Ashley elulp@lawufl.edu)
Cross-Rappaport at Spend a summer studying environmental law in
cross71 I@ufl.edu or Costa Rica
Adam Regar at
aregar@ufl.edu. Participate in an innovative, interdisciplinary non- l *
* Intellectual Property Law litigation Conservation Clinic
Program's Fourth Annual Get career mentoring from engaged and active
Law & Technology [ cu
Conference, Feb. 24-25, ELULP faculty and through the program's alumni
Sheraton World Resort, advisory board
Orlando. Represent UF at Environmental Moot Court
" Race and Law Curriculum
Workshop, Feb. 24-26, competitions
Hilton UF Conference Participate in an active and energetic student group:
Center. Organized by the Environmental and Land Use Law Society .
Center for the Study of
Race and Race Relations. Assist in a major student-led public interest
" Center for Governmental environmental conference
Responsibility's Sixth Pursue a joint degree in a related field
Annual Conference on P i a* 1 o
Legal and Policy Issues in Participate in a capstone colloquium with ELULP .
the Americas, Gainesville. faculty and leading environmental law professors
Spring 2005. Enroll in summer externships with conservation
" Center on Children and
Families Fourth Annual groups and agencies in Florida, Atlanta,
conference, Washington, D.C. and beyond
"Multi-Disciplinary Go on field trips to natural areas in the region
Collaboration: What Does
It Mean and How Does It All are welcome to lear more at a meeting
Work?" 2005. this Wednesday, Oct. 13, noon to 1 p.m., in 345
Look for details in (mandatory for all currently-enrolled certificate
future FlaLaws, or students, including those who plan to enroll this
contact Director of semester*). The meeting will offer critical infor-
Conference Planning mation about the opportunities described above
Barbara DeVoe (devoe@ and give students an opportunity to offer feedback
and ideas for improving the program.

For more information, contact Environmental
and Land Use Law Program Director Alyson
Flournoy at flournoy@law.ufl.edu, or Program
Assistant Marla Wolfe at elulp@law.ufl.edu.

The deadline for enrolling in the ELUL Certificate
Program this semester is Friday, Oct. 15.


Prominent Environmental Scholars Headline Speaker Series
Four leading environmental scholars will headline the on environmental and natural resources planning, man-
inaugural Levin College of Law Environmental & Land Use agement and policy processes.
Law Speaker Series in Spring 2005. The series is sponsored Wendy E. Wagner, University of Texas, March 25, 2005.
by Hopping Green & Sams P.A., Tallahassee; Lewis Longman Leading authority on use of science by environmental
& Walker P.A., West Palm Beach; and The Florida Bar policymakers; one of seven attorneys on the American
Environmental & Land Use Law Section S makers include: Bar Association's National Conference of Law ers &

* Rebecca Tsosie, Arizona State University, March I I, 2005.
Specializes in Indian law, property, bioethics and critical
race theory, and is executive director of the ASU Indian
Legal Program and its Lincoln Professor of Native
American Law & Ethics. She is co-author of a federal
Indian law casebook, and serves as a Supreme Court
justice for Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
* Barbara Knuth, Cornell University, March 18, 2005. Chairs
the Department of Natural Resources and is co-leader of
Human Dimensions Research. She has written extensively

SJames Salzman, Duke University, April 8, 2005. An editor
of Environmental Impact Assessment, and principal liai-
son for the Trade & Environment Policy Advisory
Limited seating will be available at the free engage-
ments. For information, contact ELULP Program Assistant
Maria Wolfe, 392-3427 or elulp@law.ufl.edu. (Also see
complete news release online at http://www.law.ufl.edul
news/releases/040827.shtml.) O

Where Turtles Are Cheaper Than Chickens: A Different Kind

of Externship
The University of Florida/University of Costa
Rica Joint Program in Environmental Law offers
qualified law students externships and clinical
experiences through the University of Costa Rica's
new environmental law clinic, or Consultorio
Juridico Ambiental.
Alan Hawkins (3L), a joint degree student in
the Center for Latin American Studies, remained
in Costa Rica for fall after participating in UF
law's Costa Rica Program and Conservation Clinic
to pursue an externship under the field supervision
of UCR Consultorio Director Shirley Sanchez.
The Consultorio has been representing the
Costa Rican NGO Mar Viva (Living Sea;
www.marviva.net) in its effort to promote an inter-
national agreement to establish and protect a
marine biological corridor from the Galapagos
Islands of Ecuador to Cocos Island, 200 miles off
the Costa Rican Pacific Coast.
While Hawkins pursued his work with Mar
Viva, UF law Conservation Clinic Director Tom
Ankersen was contacted by the Wildlife
Conservation Society, a U.S. based conservation
organization. WCS sought legal assistance in the
development of a management plan for sea turtles
on Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast. Ankersen con-
tacted Sanchez and Hawkins, who agreed to work
with WCS through the Consultorio. WCS flew
Hawkins to Bilwi, Nicaragua, an area inhabited by
coastal indigenous peoples who have traditionally
harvested sea turtles for their meat, a source of
growing conservation concern.
In Bilwi (Puerto Cabezas), Hawkins, who is
fluent in Spanish, WCS field staff and Nicaraguan
environmental/human rights lawyer Lottie

Cunningham hashed out terms of reference for the
Consultorio's legal work. Hawkins also got an
opportunity to see first hand issues facing the sea
turtles and local peoples who rely on sea turtle
meat as their primary source of protein.
"I went to the docks and saw the turtle boats
filled with greens, ready to unload," said Hawkins.
"I went to the butchers and saw them lined up
waiting for the machete. I went to the market and
saw the meat on sale for about 75 cents a pound. I
talked to the people involved, who say the turtles
are disappearing fast. However, there is apparent
knowledge of the immediacy of the problem and
willingness to look for a solution."
Students interested in the opportunities that
the Conservation Clinic and Costa Rica Program
may provide should contact Clinic Director Tom
Ankersen, and/or consult the Web site at http://
conservation.law.ufl.edu/summer costarica. O

Study Space
The latest update on
classrooms available to
students for study
between classes is posted
on the Student Affairs bul-
letin board. Students also
are encouraged to take
advantage of the plentiful
study spaces available in
the library annex in Butler
Plaza and nearby Campus
Church of Christ. (See the
Sept. 13 issue of FlaLaw
for details.) Please
remember to take care of
the facilities and respect
the University of Florida's
"No Food or Drink

Haitian Relief
are co-sponsoring a
Haitian relief effort to
help the hundreds of
thousands of victims
whose lives were devas-
tated by Hurricane
Jeanne. Your assistance is
gravely needed.
Collection boxes will
be set up next to the
JMBA Office and in the
breezeway near 180A
through Nov. 5. Needed
items include: water,
rice, canned goods (milk,
tuna, sardines, etc.),
beans, powered milk,
cooking oil, spam,
spaghetti, salt, flour,
band-aids, peroxide,
alcohol, cotton, gauze,
first aid kits, matches,
blankets, tools, diapers,
clothing, candles,
batteries and flashlights.


No Smoking In
or Near Levin
College of Law
Please remember
the Levin College of Law
policy on smoking:
* Smoking is not permit-
ted anywhere within the
perimeter of College of
Law buildings or within
50 feet of an entrance.
This includes the court-
yard, walkways outside
second and third floor
classrooms, and the
walkway/bridge between
east and west classroom
* Smoking areas outside
the perimeter of the
buildings will be built
soon. Until then, please
keep smoking at least
50 feet away from UF
law buildings.
Your courtesy and
cooperation will be great-
ly appreciated.

Graduating seniors
who missed their
senior picture
should call Ricky
at Picture Perfect
Studios at 332-
8111 to make an
appointment with-
in the next two

Apply Now for Spring 2005
Clinics and Trial Practice
If you plan to take Criminal, Civil or
Mediation Clinic or Clinic Prep this spring, you
MUST obtain a clinic application from Student
Affairs and return it by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20.
Informational sheets are on the bulletin board out-
side Student Affairs.
* Criminal Clinic. Variety of locations. Before
spring semester begins, students must have com-
pleted 48 credit hours, Trial Practice or Trial
Advocacy, Police Practices and Adversary
Systems. (Important: Criminal Clinic requires 20
hours per week in addition to class time in
spring/fall. Participants MUST attend a
MANDATORY meeting.)
* Full Representation Civil Clinic. Students must
have completed at least four semesters of law
school and received 48 semester hours of aca-
demic credit. No clinic prep requirement. First
three weeks of the semester (two weeks in sum-
mer) the "Intensive Seminar" require 20
hours of class time per week (scheduled around
students' other classes).
* Mediation Clinic. No prerequisites. First two-
and-a-half weeks are Intensive Seminar (20 hours
total), scheduled around other courses. Friday
mornings must be available for mediations down-
* Trial Practice. No application required. Priority
to 5th-semester students. Remaining slots filled
by 4th- and 6th-semester students, in that order.
* Juvenile Prep/Juvenile Clinic. Two-semester
sequence. Students take Juvenile Clinic Prep in
spring and Juvenile Clinic in fall. Registration for
the sequence is by application to Juvenile Clinic
Prep (students in Juvenile Clinic Prep automati-
cally proceed to Juvenile Clinic). Preference
given to 5th-semester students who have taken
Children's Law, Family Law, Evidence, Trial
Practice or Trial Advocacy, and Juvenile
Externships, Family Law Judicial Externships or
Domestic Violence Extemships. (Other prefer-
ence courses are listed on the online application.)
* Pro Se Clinic Prep/Pro Se Clinic. Two-semester
sequence. Students take Pro Se Clinic Prep in
spring and Pro Se Clinic in fall. Registration for
sequence is by application to Pro Se Clinic Prep
(students then automatically proceed to Pro Se
Clinic). Preference given to 5th-semester students
who have taken Family Law, Evidence, Trial

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Practice or Trial Advocacy and Family Law
Judicial Clerk Extemships or Domestic Violence
* Conservation Clinic. Enrolls up to 12 students
each semester. Applicants must have completed
three semesters of law school. Preference given
to students who have enrolled, or intend to
enroll, in the Environmental and Land Use Law
Certificate Program. The clinic also is offered
during the summer through the Costa Rica
Program, and some clinic projects that are exe-
cuted in Costa Rica are developed during spring
and fall semesters. Interested students are
encouraged to consult with Conservation Clinic
Director Tom Ankersen prior to applying.
Students may learn more and download an appli-
cation at http://conservation.law.ufl.edu.
Applications also are available in the Student
Affairs Office and Center for Governmental
Responsibility, both in Bruton-Geer Hall.
* Child Welfare Clinic Prep. Two-semester
sequence. First semester includes a prep class
and onsite clinical orientation for six credits.
Second semester consists of a clinic lab for three
credits. Preference given to 5th-semester students
who have taken Child, Parent, & State, Family
Law, Advanced Topics in Family Law Seminar, a
Juvenile/Family Law externship, and other pref-
erence courses listed on the online application.
For additional information about this clinic,
contact Professor Haughton-Worrell at
Haughton(,law.ufl.edu. O

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Gathering After the Storm, Support Group Cuts Stress
-By Resource Counselor Erica L. Byrnes environment can facilitate healing
Natural disasters have the poten- and reinvigorate our sense of selves
tial to inflict damages on our physi- as we join forces with other members
cal, mental, and emotional well- of our professional community.
being during the actual event and as Today through Friday, Oct. 11-
the aftermath continues to unfold. 15, I will be assembling a support
Many of us have recently suffered group for students who would like to
extensive physical property damage gather in a setting with professional
and loss in our personal lives, or in NIa l I st e peers to discuss the mutual stresses
the lives of our loved ones and close P es we all continue to experience as a
friends. result of the recent natural disasters.
In addition, as members of a If you are interested in attending
professional community, there are I Ti W the support group with a group of
many pressures to contribute services your peers, e-mail me at
to those people most impacted by the disaster. bymes@law.ufl.edu. Please be sure to include your
Such losses and disturbances may serve to increase name, e-mail or phone contact, and times that are
our stress levels, heighten our daily frustrations good for you to meet for the Natural Disaster
and alienate us from our "normal" lives. Professional Support Group.

Although many of us have found comfort in
discussing these losses with our friends and family,
it is important to extend these discussions into a
professional environment in order to fully process
the distressing events that have touched our lives.
In fact, discussing universal stresses that result
from natural disasters in a supportive, professional

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355B to enable students to voice their concerns
regarding the hiring of new faculty at the law
school. Committee member Paul Vicary also will
solicit for students to serve on an exclusive panel
to personally interview candidates seeking pos-
tions at the law school as professors.
There also are two open student organization
seats on the LCC general board. Nomination
forms are available from Noemar Castro in
Student Affairs. Completed nomination forms
require the signature of your organization presi-
dent and one other officer, and should be placed in
LCC President Harang's mailbox in the Student
Organization Office by 3 p.m. today, Oct. 11.
Elections will be held today at 6 p.m. in 285D.
For information, e-mail harang@ufl.edu.

ABA-LSD Basketball Tournament
Registration continues this week for the Nov.
7 American Bar Association-Law Student Division
(ABA-LSD) basketball tournament. ABA officers
will be at tables on the concourse this month to
sign up student teams, or e-mail bufhouse@ufl.edu
for information. If you join ABA-LSD online at
www.abanet.org/join/ lsdenroll/ls enroll.cfm, you

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 byrneslaw. ufl.edu, or complete an
appointment request form in Student, l, ....

become eligible for prizes, and get discounted
entry into the tournament.
Improve Skills at Toastmasters
Florida Law Toastmasters Public Speaking
Organization will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
13, in 345. Observers and newcomers welcome.
For information, e-mail Florida Law Toastmasters
President Ray Dominick at r12345 ufl.edu.
'Law Kids' Play Date Oct. 16
Law Students With Kids (LSWK) is having a
"play date" at San Felasco Park at 10 a.m. this
Saturday, Oct. 16. All are invited to take this
opportunity to meet other -ullllll.ll situated" law
school parents and their children. San Felasco is
located behind WCJB TV (6220 NW 43rd Way).
Drive north on NW 43rd Street past NW 53rd
Avenue. (Talbot Elementary will be on the right,
and the road will curve to the right.) Turn left on
NW 43rd Way, and follow the road behind WCJB.
Food will not be provided. Please bring a
snack or a picnic lunch. For information, contact
Bill Lucier at blucier0lbellsouth.net or 336-3752.
LSWK is sponsored by the Military Law Students
Association (MLSA). O

Study in
Apply by
UF law
in studying

abroad in
London must apply by
this Friday, Oct. 15, for
this year's program.
UF has joined the
London Law Consortium,
which is administered by
the University of Iowa
College of Law and offers
a semester study program
in London to students of
its member schools.
Classes are held at
FSU's London facilities
during spring semester.
Most courses are taught
by visiting Consortium
faculty members resident
in London, with courses
on the English Legal
System and Law of the
European Union taught by
law lecturers from British
universities. Details on
courses, instructors and
more are available from
Noemar Castro in Student
Affairs (392-0421 or

Friday Writing
Writing Professor Lois
Randoph will offer writing
workshops Fridays at I I
a.m. in 285D on Oct. 22
(Word Choice) and Oct. 29

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Phone 392-9586.

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
* Linda Calvert Hanson,
Assistant Dean for
Career Services
* Richard L. Ludwick,
Assistant Dean for Students
* J. Michael Patrick, Assistant
Dean for Admissions
* Donald J. Hale, Senior
Development Director
* Debra D. Amirin, Director of
Information & Publications

Faculty Scholarship & Activ
* Conservation Clinic Director Tom Ankersen
published a book review, "Regional
Perspectives on Latin American
Conservation," in 18 Conservation Biology
1444-1446 (2004).
* Levin, Mabie & Levin Professor Berta ff -
Esperanza Hernandez-Truyol attended the
"Second National People of Color Legal
Scholarship Conference: America, Race, and
Law at the Crossroads" Oct. 7-10, where
she presented on three panels: junior
Faculty Workshop: Keys to Success; Critical Jc
Race Feminism; and Cuba and Puerto Rico
in Transition.
* Legal Skills Professor Joseph Jackson and
Michael Stoops, Director of Community
Organizing for the National Coalition for the
Homeless, spoke on "The Criminalization of .
Homelessness and the Situation in
Gainesville" at the College of Law Oct. 6.
SClarence j. TeSelle Professor Martin j.
McMahon published "Recent Developments
in Federal Income Taxation: The Year
2003," 6 Florida Tax Review 445 (2004) - w
(with Ira B. Shepard). He also made two
new CLE presentations: one Sept. 27 on l
"Recent Developments in Federal Income
Taxation," and one Sept. 29 on "Divorce
Taxation Deskbook," both made jointly
with Professor Ira Shepard at the 39th Pe er
Annual Southern Federal Tax Institute in
* Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, David H. Levin Chair in
Family Law, Director, Center on Children and the
Law, and Co-Director, Institute for Child and
Adolescent Research and Evaluation (ICARE), spoke to
a congressional roundtable this month and presented
a talk at the Children's Bureau in the Department of
Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., both
on the Child's Right to Counsel. (Press release at
www.firststar.org/policy/roundtable.shtml.) Her work-
ing paper, "Reframing the Debate about the Social-
ization of Children: An Environmentalist Paradigm," is
online at www.law.ufl.edulfaculty/publications/.

In the News
Hispanic Business Magazine, Sept. I,
Levin College of Law ranks third in top 10
law schools for Hispanics.
The National Law journal, Sept. 6, UF law
graduate Deborah L. Turchiano co-authors
Sisters-in-Law: an Uncensored Guide for
Women Practicing law in the Real World,
a survival guide for young women attor-
AScribe Newswire, Sept. 9, UF Research
Foundtion Professor Diane Mazur takes
part in a debate on recent military
sodomy decision.
KSNW-TV NBC 3, Wichita, Sept. 13, Former
Air Force officer Mazur quoted on military
voting. Also ran in Independent Media TV,
Sept. 15.
jet, Sept. 13, Center for the Study of Race
and Race Relations Director/Professor
Katheryn Russell Brown's Underground
Codes: Race, Crime and Related Fires
cited as a challenge to African-American
Albuquerque journal (New Mexico), Sept.
27, Environmental and Land Use Law
Associate Director/Affiliate Professor James
C. Nicholas mentioned as technical consult-
ant reviewing community development
project costs.
AScribe Newswire, Sept. 28, Assistant
Professor Christopher Peterson quoted on
his saturation effect theory in relation to
the recent hurricanes.
* CLASnotes, Sept. I, Russell-Brown quoted on race
relations and campus-wide faculty reading of Why Are
All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
And Other Conversations About Race.
* Alligator, Sept. 10, Russell-Brown quoted on the
Faculty Reading Initiative, which she originated.
* WRUF AM 850, Sept. 16, Visiting Assistant Professor
Clifford Jones interviewed on Nader ballot issue. O


II Criminal Law Association Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
12 Career Services, One Quick Question, 9:30-11 a.m.,
13 Careers in International Law, noon, 355D
Environmental and Land Use Law Program Informational
Meeting, noon, 345
Guest Lecture, Ola Zahran, WIPO, 2 p.m., 285D
Toastmasters, 5 p.m., 345
"Meditation in the Fishbowl," 5:15 6 p.m., 355A
14 Animal Law Association presentation, "The Link Between
Violence Against Animals and Violence Against Humans,"

19 Career Services, One Quick Question, 9:3011 a.m.,
20 Toastmasters, 5 p.m., 345
"Meditation in the Fishbowl," 5:156 p.m., 355A
Career Services, BLSA, PMBR, Preparing for the Final
Mile: Bar Application & Exam Information, 5-7 p.m.
22 Writing Workshop, II a.m., 285D
Career Services and CLA: Legal Careers in Criminal Law,
noon, Bailey Courtroom
25 Career Services, Attorney General Charlie Crist,
Government Honors Program, 3 p.m., Bailey Courtroom

6 p.m., 285B
15 Trial Team Final Four, ll a.m. 180AS
SCareer Services, Maximizingyour Professional Approach:
Professionalism & Etiquette, noon, Bailey Courtroom
JMBA Casino Night & Poker Tournament,
7 p.m. midnight, Eventfuls