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Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Table of Contents
    Events and opportunities
        Page 1
    Career Services, resources and opportunities
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Estate planning and elder law opportunities
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Dealing with stress and exam anxiety
        Page 7
    Faculty scholarship and activities
        Page 8
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Events & Opportunities

JLSA 'Lunch & Learn' Wednesday
The Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA)
has rescheduled its "Legal Lunch and Learn" for
this Wednesday, Oct. 20, noon-1 p.m., room TBA.

Child Welfare Clinic Session
The Child Welfare Clinic will hold an infor-
mational session this Wednesday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-

12:30 p.m. in 230BG (CGR conference room). For
information, e-mail Supervising Attorney Monique
Haughton Worrell at haughton@law.ufl.edu.
Sign Up For State Prison Tour
The Criminal Law Association is organizing
tours of Florida State Prison for Tuesday, Nov. 16,
and Thursday, Nov. 18, both at 1:15 p.m. The
prison is near Starke, about an hour from
Gainesville. Participants from previous tours have
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UF Law Student Externs at SEC
UF law student James Crenshaw (3L) externed this summer with the
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) at its headquarters in
Washington D.C., as well as at a south Florida law firm. He spent eight
weeks at the SEC, where he worked in one of its four major divisions, the Y
Division of Investment Management. Fewer than three out of approximate-
ly 1,400 students who apply each year to the SEC are placed with that
division, which oversees the nation's entire investment management indus-
try, including mutual funds and hedge funds.
"From the outside, the SEC is sometimes perceived as an ominous and fIt I
highly intimidating agency," said Crenshaw. "The greatest benefit to me
was seeing how the commission functions, from the top down. Their pro- Ci ill
gram allows summer associates regular interaction with branch chiefs, I Dldsn,*
division directors, and even commissioners. Associates are encouraged to adti ht L
regularly attend open hearings and, most notably, weekly non-public th loo o t
meetings with the chairman and commissioners regarding enforcement NYE .w n o
actions and policy discussions. Going into the SEC, I was expecting ultra liHan
competitive Type A personalities. In reality, the group I worked with 111:II
wound up being the friendliest group of professionals I've ever worked
Prior to law school Crenshaw worked for two years at the international headquarters of Franklin Templeton
Investments, where he worked directly under the general counsel, primarily assisting in the registration of vari-
ous investment funds, and as an assistant equities trader on their Global Equity Trading Floor.
"The Division of Investment Management was a great division to be in, not only personally, but due to the
rapid regulatory changes going on in the mutual fund industry right now. The hedge fund industry in particular
is facing unprecedented reforms, in large part due to recent scandals and market timing in international funds.
My division was in the spotlight on a number of highly publicized issues this summer, including the SEC's con-
troversial approval of a proposed rule to register hedge fund advisers, which passed during a hearing I was for-
tunate to attend with the staff," said Crenshaw.
"Another great thing about working at the commission is the meaningful work experience. The SEC has too
much real work on their plate to assign pointless memos to summer associates. For instance, my first project
was to write, on behalf of the Division of Investment Management, an eight-page comment to a $200 million
investment company that was requesting the commission's exemptive relief from one of the provisions under
the 1940 Investment Company Act," he said.
"While the SEC tends to be dominated by northeastern law schools, it values significant work experience in
the securities industry above anything else. That was definitely the one common factor I noticed all SEC lawyers
and interns have. Given the strength of UF's securities courses and the caliber of work experience our students
are bringing to the table, there is no reason why more UF students shouldn't get jobs at the SEC. The fact that
the SEC doesn't recruit directly on campus shouldn't deter students from applying." E

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Classes Held
Friday of
Due to the impact of
the recent hurricanes,
classes will be in session
at the College of Law on
Friday, Nov. 12. The
University of Florida and
most law school staff
offices will be closed for
the Homecoming Parade
and other activities.

* Career Opportunities,
Small Firm Hiring (2)
* Wednesday Deadline to
apply for Clinics & Trial
Practice (6)
* Dealing With Stress &
Exam Anxiety (7)
* Spring Pre-Registration
Begins Oct. 25 (7)
* Faculty Scholarship (8)

Fredric G. Levin College of Law


Career Services, Resources & Opportunities


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Join 'Make Strides
Against Breast
Cancer' Walk
This Saturday
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 this
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 t-shirt,
contact the Center for
Career Services, 244
Bruton-Geer Hall, 392-
0499. E-mail Keisha Usher
at kusher@ufl.edu to join
the CARIBLAW team.

Flu Shots Cancelled
Flu shots will not be
offered at the law school
as previously announced
due to a shortage of


I FlaLaw

Register by Wednesday for Public
Interest Conference & Career Fair
The deadline to pre-register for the Equal
Justice Works Conference and Career Fair in
Washington, D.C. Oct. 28-29 has been extended to
this Wednesday, Oct. 20. Participants must pre-
register with Jessie Howell Wallace in Career
Services. More information is in last week's
FlaLaw, online at www.equaljusticeworks.org, or
from the Association for Public Interest Law
(APIL) or Career Services representatives.

Hiring in Smaller Law Firms
(Reprinted from NALP Bulletin, February2002.)
Medium-size law firm hiring characteristics
(26 50 attorneys)
* Advantages include more responsibility, more client
contact, and more relaxed and personal relationships
with other attorneys.
* Disadvantages might be a lower starting salary,
difficulty in specializing, and fewer resources and
library facilities in-house.
Applying for jobs in these firms outside the on-
campus recruiting program requires different strategies.
Hiring practices of medium-sized firms can vary greatly,
and can resemble those of either a large or small firm.
Medium-sized firms may recruit on campus in the fall
or spring, most will not. The majority recruit as the
need arises. Clerking for one of these firms can be a
successful means of securing a job.

Small law firm hiring characteristics
(1-25 attorneys):
* Most small firms cannot predict their hiring needs in
advance and hire as the need arises.
* Most small firms do not interview on campus.
* Many small firms concentrate on finding the right
person for the job instead of emphasizing the
highest academic credential.
Source: The Florida Bar.

Finding Positions in Small Firms
* Do not rely solely upon advertised positions. Many
solo and small firm practitioners are simply too busy
to advertise and search for help.
* To locate small firms, try accessing the "Solo and
Small Firm" sections of the American Bar Association,
the state bar, and many local bar associations. For lit-
tle or no cost, students can often obtain a sololsmall
firm mailing list from local bar associations to prepare
a targeted mailing.
* Obtain a student membership to Solo and Small Firm
sections of the state andlor local bar associations.
Attend CLE seminars focused toward general and small
firm practitioners.
* Make cold calls to small law firms, armed with infor-
mation on the firm and a resume. Students DO get
hired in small firms this way. Keep in mind that to

get past the "gatekeeper," you must make a good
presentation, display friendly demeanor and be willing
to persistently follow up.
* Demonstrate your value, the well-rounded total pack-
age. The ideal candidate is confident, ambitious, self-
motivated, has local ties, excels in both written and
verbal communication, and can "hit the ground
* To combat two primary small firm concerns effi-
ciency and bringing in clients small firm employers
prefer to see course work emphasizing lawyering and
practice management skills. Experience that shows an
entrepreneurial spirit should be highlighted.
* When selecting a writing sample, a well-crafted
motion or brief is more valuable than an esoteric
piece published in a law review (unless directly rele-
vant to the firm's practice).
* Preparing for the interview poses another challenge,
since a small firm's reputation is generally established
through word of mouth. Plug the firm or practition-
er's name into Westlaw or Lexis case law directories.
Do a search for the firm's Web site.
* In the interview, demonstrate appreciation for differ-
ences and expectations of the small firm. Know that
the "right fit" is crucial. Do not envision a well-estab-
lished policy manual, or inquire about firm retreats,
or a "typical" pace for advancement in the firm. This
type of query will be met with extreme skepticism.
* The salary may be less, but small firms often provide
creative compensation plans that could include incen-
tives for bringing in new clients, or variable compen-
sation based upon fee dollars generated.
Source: Linda Calvert Hanson, "Preparing Students for
Small Firm Practice."

New CCS Committee Members
Returning members of the Center for Career
Services' 2004-05 Student Committee include Rob
Birrenkott, Erica Peterson, Alex Sevak, Katrina
(Career Services Continues Page 3)

(Announcements, Continued)
called the tours "incredible," and in particular
mention their views of death row and the execu-
tions site. (The FSP does not guarantee access
to these areas in all tours. Past participants
emphasize that the tour is worth it regardless.)
To participate, sign up via e-mail to
gatorcrimlawassoc@yahoo.com as soon as
possible, since there is usually a waiting list.
(CLA will need your driver's license number
and gender for registration purposes.)

Coat Drive for Local Homeless
The Center for Governmental
Responsibility and Phi Delta Phi are collecting
winter coats, sweaters and boots through
(Continued Page 4)

(Career Services, Continued)
Thomas and Whitney Untiedt (representing APIL).
New members include Norm Bledsoe (JMBA),
Charlie Jimerson (EASLS), Matt Napiltonia
(Insurance Defense Law Association) and Whitney
Hipsh. The committee will meet monthly to
exchange ideas about how Career Services can
best assist students in meeting their career goals
and examine ways for Career Services to partner
with student organizations.

If you are graduating in December and have
yet to accept an offer, or if you have questions
about employment options, schedule an appoint-
ment now with Career Services to avoid missing
out on valuable contacts and experience.

Networking Opportunities
* Attend a local bar luncheon or join a local bar com-
mittee or the Young Lawyers Division where you
would like to work. Local bar associations welcome
law students and frequently offer reduced member-
ship fees or permit you to attend a meeting or two
as a their guest.
* Career Services contacted local bar associations across
the state to obtain membership directories, monthly
bulletins and information about meetings. Contact the
center to check it out.
* Review the local bar event calendar before you head
"home" for a long weekend or during breaks. Perhaps
they need volunteers to help with a holiday or public
service project. Working side-by-side with attorneys
away from the pressure of the office can be insightful
and rewarding. You can gain essential contact with
local attorneys who can tell you about their practice
areas, share their career paths and provide you with
perspectives on the local job market. These contacts
may lead to part-time law clerk positions, summer
employment or possible externship opportunities.

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* Joining a committee offers networking connections
and experiences you can include on your resume to
demonstrate an interest in the area. If an attorney is
writing an article or compiling materials for an
upcoming CLE program, offer to perform research or
to make phone calls to other committee members to
help organize an event.
* Selected upcoming networking opportunities include
the Volusia County Bar Association Cocktail Party/
Membership Meeting, Deland Museum of Art, Oct. 21,
6-8 p.m.; Collier County Bar Association Second
District Court of Appeals, Oct. 21; Tallahassee Bar
Association Annual Celebrity Waiters Dinner,
Fundraiser for legal aid at Chez Pierre (celebrity wait-
ers include Senator Al Lawson, Attorney General
Charlie Crist, State Attorney Willie Meggs and more),
Oct. 23; and Eighth Judicial Circuit (EJCBA),
Gainesville, Nov. 5, 11:45 a.m., Sovereign Restaurant,
with speaker Judge Chester Chance.
* Also consider getting involved in specialized bar
organizations. (Complete list is available on the
Florida Bar Web site at www.Flabar.org, under
"voluntary bars.")

Programs This Week
* One Quick Question, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 9:30-1 I a.m.
Director Jessie Howell Wallace will be at the CCS table
in the courtyard to help with career-related issues
and sign up participants for the "Make Strides
Against Breast Cancer" walk Oct. 23 (see page 2).
* Preparing For The Final Mile, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 5-7
p.m., cafeteria, co-sponsored by BLSA and PMBR.
Speakers will include Assistant Dean Linda Calvert
Hanson and Aarti Surtani, who will cover everything
you want to know about The Florida Bar, application
to exam. Pizza provided by PMBR.
* Career Opportunities in Criminal Law, Friday, Oct. 22,
noon, Bailey Courtroom, co-sponsored by Criminal
Law Association. Speakers: Francine Turney, State
Attorney's Office; Arthur Jones, Public Defender's
Office; and Edrene Johnson, PD externship program. O

Haitian Relief
The American
Constitution Society
(ACS) and Caribbean Law
Students Association
(CARIBLAW) are co-spon-
soring a Haitian relief
effort to help the hun-
dreds of thousands of
victims whose lives were
devastated 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.

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


JMBA Online
Outline Bank
The John Marshall Bar
Association (JMBA) has
expanded its online out-
line bank to include
more courses and profes-
sors. For information, go
to: http://www.ufbarasso-
Note: Outlines are prop-
erty of the John Marshall
Bar Association and pro-
vided only for use by its
members. Outlines are
presented as is, with no
guaranty of accuracy or
completeness. You
assume any inaccuracy
that may be present by
copying or downloading
any outline. You also
agree to abide by all

(Announcements, Continued)
Wednesday, Nov. 3, for distribution to the home-
less at the "Breakfast on the Park" event held by
the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless
and Hungry. Bring items to collection boxes out-
side Career Services, in the lobby next to the
JMBA Office, and in the cafeteria. For informa-
tion, e-mail brookebornick@yahoo.com.

JMBA Events
* Make-a-Difference Day, Saturday, Oct. 23, 11
a.m.- 3 p.m., at the Ronald McDonald House. All
who wish to "make a difference" on this school-
wide public service day are welcome to sign up
for a two-hour shift.
* JMBA's First Annual Fair Day, Sunday, Oct. 24,
at the Alachua County Fair. The first three members
to sign up for "Make-a-Difference Day" get a free
all-day armband, and the first 27 JMBA members
to sign up get an armband for just $8. Others are
charged $15. Sign up in the JMBA Office through
Wednesday, Oct. 20. Armbands will be distributed
Friday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and 3-5 p.m.
* Annual JMBA Halloween Party, Thursday,
Oct. 28, at Fat Tuesdays.

* Champagne & Jazz, Saturday, Nov. 6, at the
Samuel P. Ham Museum of Art.

rules and regulations
established by the Levin Attorney Carla
College of Law Honor Deloach spoke on

use of any JMBA outline Oct. 6.
will be deemed an Honor
Code violation, and viola-
tions will be dealt with
in any manner permissi-
ble by the Honor Code,
at the discretion of the
JMBA executive council.

Attorney Carla Deloach (from left),
Senio St Attorney. Eighth Judicial Circuit Senior Staff
Attorney Jean Sperbeck, Professor
Sc e L C. Douglas Miller, and ETELS VP
e ft h o u l p t y w y s d t s Lauren Cury.

Support for Soldiers, Spouses, Kids
* The Military Law Students Association (MLSA) is
sponsoring a Care Package Drive beginning today
and running for as long as items continue to be
donated. A list of needed items is available at drop
off points or from any MLSA member. MLSA will
consolidate items, then mail them to soldiers serv-
ing in the "War on Terrorism." (If you have a friend
or family member who is deployed and would like
to send them a care package, e-mail Matt Brannen
at brannenm@ufl.edu.)
* MLSA's Deployed Spouses Support Operation
also kicks off today. The project provides services
such as child care, yard work, shopping and mov-
ing. The support network for reservist and national
guard soldiers is not as good as the one that exists
for active duty military, and spouses without a
strong support network have a difficult time. Help
our soldiers by helping their loved ones here. If you
know of someone in the area whose spouse is
deployed and who needs help or more information,
contact Brannen or any MLSA member.
(Continued Page 5)

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meeting for all law students this Tuesday, Oct. 19,
at noon in 180A. Topics will include the upcoming
3-on-3 basketball tournament, missing ABA mem-
bership cards, and distribution of prizes to ABA
members. For information, contact ABA President
Michael Wild at MichaelDWild@taol.com.

Phi Delta Phi Meets Today
Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity will
meet today, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Skylight
Lounge (outside the Legal Research and Writing
offices) for their first general meeting of the
semester. All newcomers are welcome. For infor-
mation, e-mail PDP President Michelle Leyva at

Florida Amendment Forum
Features Senator Rod Smith
Several amendments to the Florida constitu-
tion are on the ballot this Nov. 2. UF law students
can discuss the amendments this week with
Senator Rod Smith (D) and other community lead-

ers in an informative discussion and debate at 3
p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in 285B. Smith, also an
adjunct UF law professor, will offer a legislator's
perspective on the amendments. Be an informed
voter and come out for a comprehensive look at
the amendments so you can do your part to edu-
cate others. For information, e-mail Will Reich at
reichw t@ufl.edu.

JLPP Welcomes Invitees
The University of Florida Journal of Law and
Public Policy (JLPP) welcomes Fall 2004 Write-
On Invitees Tobi Butensky, Jonathan Carroll,
Michael Curry, Stephen Kelly, Edward Lyman,
Jasmine McNealy and Tara Trevorrow.

Improve Skills at Toastmasters
Florida Law Toastmasters Public Speaking
Organization will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
20, in 345. Observers and newcomers welcome.
For information, e-mail Florida Law Toastmasters
President Ray Dominick at r12345@ufl.edu. O

be announced): Winner
receives $5,000 plus all-
expenses-paid trip to
Toronto to receive
award in person at the
annual Roscoe Pound
Law School Awards
Reception July 24,
SElaine Osborne Jacobson
Award for Women in
Health Care Law:
Winner receives $3,000
plus all-expenses-paid
trip to Toronto to
receive the award in
person at the annual
Roscoe Pound Fellows
Reception July 24,
2005. Now in its 14th
year, this unique
national award is given
annually to a woman
law student with a
demonstrated interest
in health care law.

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(Announcements, Continued)
"Toys for Tots" kicks off in November. Look for a
drop box at the law school to donate a new,
unwrapped toy to help kids have a great Christmas.
This is a national effort assigned to the Marine
Corps Reserves, and a great opportunity to help
those less fortunate. Essay Contests
For information about MLSA and its projects, New York University
e-mail C. Matthew or Heather Brannen at School of Law
g8rbrannen @earthlink.net. Environmental Law
Essay Contest: Winner
Family Law Certificate Meeting receives $1,000, cour-
Students interested in learning more about the tesy of the New York
practice of family or children's law and available University Center for
Environmental and
careers in this meaningul area are invited to attend L and Use Law, and
Land Use Law, and will
the Center on Children and the Law's semiannual be published in the
information/orientation meeting at 2 p.m. New York University
Thursday, Oct. 21, in 285A. Refreshments will be Environmental Law
served. For information, go online to journal. Other excep-
www.law.ufl.edu/programs/ccl/. tional essays also con-
sidered for publication.
ABA-LSD Meeting Tuesday a Roscoe Hogan
There will be a general American Bar Environmental Law
A .A AA Essay Contest (topic to

Graduating seniors
who missed senior
picture appoint-
ments should call
Ricky at Picture
Perfect Studios at
332-811 to make
an appointment
this week.

Trade, Labor &
All are invited to two
guest lectures presented
as part of a Trade, Labor
& Environment seminar
taught by Governor 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, now a manag-
ing partner with
Greenberg Traurig in
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
Program Director Steve
Powell discuss current
trade, labor and envi-
ronmental issues.

Apply By Wednesday for 2005 r
Spring Clinics and Trial
0s A-

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. this Wednesday,
Oct. 20. Informational sheets are on the bulletin
board outside 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 Externships. (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
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
For information on Clinic and/or Trial
Practice applications, contact Registrar Kim
Thomas in the Office of Student Affairs (392-
0421, Bruton-Geer Hall). O

Dealing With Stress and Exam Anxiety

-By Resource Counselor Erica L. Byrnes ety as the first step toward eliminating
Everyone has anxiety. In fact, most tension and its effects on your body.
people begin contributing to their ten- There are numerous strategies
sion and anxiety within a few minutes you can employ to decrease your gen-
of waking up. We review mental lists of eral and test-related anxieties. In gen-
things we have to do today, events that eral, adequate preparation will serve
are coming up in our lives, and things to decrease test-related anxiety. In
that we didn't complete yesterday. addition, adequate rest leading up to
Throughout the day, we uncon- Lthe exam, as well as regular exercise,
sciously contribute to our own tensions IRsuc Cuer will facilitate your body's processing
and carry that anxiety in our bodies. icaBr ns fr of its tension. Other strategies, such as
Anxiety surrounding specific events, iIre .niden'l relaxation exercises, visualization
such as test anxiety, is carried in our sli 'nd, rk exercises and breathing exercises, will
bodies in much the same way. help contain and control test anxiety.
The presence of anxiety in our bod- For R ,l To discuss these strategies and
ies can create a range of physical symp- makenpi n, how they may apply to you specifical-
toms, from fatigue to physical illness. l h ly, contact me at byrnes@law.ufl.edu.
Similarly, anxiety can generate negative --mrnl awlr ug_ (Note: If you are consistently well-
mental effects such as forgetfulness r -m prepared for exams and still experi-
(blanking out), decreased functionality .pintm rq st ence significant anxiety that impacts
(poor test performance), and distraction. form in -SuMe your performance, seek professional
It is important to be aware of your anxi- ffi assistance.) O

Spring 2005 Pre-Registration Begin!
Spring 2005 pre-registration is Oct. 25-Nov. 9, and
appointment times are now available on ISIS. Access
ISIS for your appointment time at www.isis.ufl.edu.
To get to ISIS from the law school home page:
I. Click on "Student Affairs."
2. Click on "ISIS" (from Quick Links list).
3. Find "Registration Preparation Information" under
"Dates" on the main ISIS home page.
4. IMPORTANT: You must have your gatorlink user
name and password to access the system. If you
don't know them, contact the CIRCA help desk at
392-help. You may set up a gatorlink account or
check your account at www.gatorlink.ufl.edu.

Prior planning is essential to using ISIS successfully.
Check the schedule of classes posted on the law school
Web site prior to registering for classes, as well as the
College of Law Handbook for any pre-requisites. Also:
* HOLDS. If you have a "hold" on your records, you will
not be able to pre-register until it is cleared. You
may check your "holds" prior to pre-registration on
ISIS under the "Registration Preparation Information"
* APPOINTMENT TIMES. Your pre-registration appoint-
ment time is when you can go to ISIS to pre-register
for Spring 2005. ISIS will not let you register before
your time. However, you may register any time after
your appointment time. Appointment times are
determined by the total number of hours earned by
the end of Summer 2004. The person with the most
hours has the earliest appointment time. Students
with the same amount of earned hours will be ran-

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domly assigned
a registration
time at inter-
vals to avoid
system over-
load. (A person
with fewer
hours will never have an earlier or same appointment
time as a person with more hours.) Transfer students
should check the accuracy of their appointment times
with Registrar Kim Thomas in Student Affairs.
ID and password are used to access ISIS. The social
security number and pin are no longer used. If you
have questions or problems regarding your gatorlink
account, contact the CIRCA helpdesk at 392-help.
* PRE-REQUISITES. Use your catalog and directories in
Student Affairs when planning your schedules) to be
sure you have completed the appropriate pre-requi-
REQUISITES. It is especially important to check the
Seminar Directory in Student Affairs. Students without
proper course work will be administratively dropped
from the course.
* FALL 2004 ENTERING CLASS. You will be automatically
registered for your Spring 2005 required classes.

If you experience problems during pre-registration,
immediately contact Registrar Kim Thomas in the Office
of Student Affairs (392-0421, Bruton-Geer Hall). O

Study Off-Campus
in Law Library
The Legal Information
Center (library) temporary
annex in the former
Publix in Butler Plaza on
Archer Road is a quiet and
convenient place for study
and research. The annex
offers plentiful, free park-
ing, computer stations,
open table seating and
study carrels. Hours are:
* Monday-Thursday,
9 a.m.-9 p.m.;
* Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;
* Saturday, 1-5 p.m.;
* Sunday, 1-9 p.m.
State holidays and
special events will cause
hours to vary.
For information,
contact LIC reference staff
at 392-0417.

Please Use Closed
Drink Containers
The law school com-
munity is asked to please
remember to use appro-
priate drink containers
with securely fastened lids
in classrooms.
LEXIS Representative
Bonita Young (above) dis-
tributed complimentary
LEXIS mugs that meet the
requirements on the
concourse last week. For
details: Contact Bonita at
379-0232 or bonita.

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FlaLaw is published
each week school is in
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interest to the law school
community by 10 a.m.
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Monday's issue to Debra
Amirin, amirin@law.
ufl.edu, Levin College of
Law Communication's
Office, 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 &

Faculty Scholarship & Activities

SAdjunct Professor Larry A. DIMatteo,
Associate Professor/Chair of the Department
of Management, Warrington College of
Business, published (lead author), "The
Interpretive Turn in International Sales Law:
An Analysis of Fifteen Years of CISG i
jurisprudence," 24 Northwestern journal of
International Law & Business 299 (2004).
He has another article in press, "Reason
and Context: A Dual Track Theory of
Interpretation," Penn State Law Rev., Vol. I l
109 (2004). He also is lead author of
International Sales Law: A Critical Analysis
of the CISG, Cambridge University Press
(2005), and the second edition of his text-
book (with Lucien Dhooge), International
Business Law: A Transactional Approach, is r
due out in the spring.
SChesterfield Smith Professor Michael W.
Gordon's 3rd edition of the Nutshell
International Trade and Economic
Relations (with Folsom & Spanogle) has
been published by the West Group. (It was
previously published as International Trade
& Investment, which has been moved to their forth-
coming 7th edition of the International Business
Transactions Nutshell.)
Professor Marty McMahon published "Recent
Developments in Federal Income Taxation: The Year
2003," 6 Fla. Tax Rev. 445-574 (2004).
Research Associate Barbara Noah published
"Bioethical Malpractice: Risk and Responsibility in
Human Research," 7 J. Health Care L. & Pol'y 175-
241 (2004).


19 Career Services, One Quick Question, 9:30-11 a.m., courtyard
Forida Amendment Forum w/ Senator Rod Smith, 3 p.m., 2851
ABA Meeting, noon, 180A
Phi Delta Phi, 5:30 p.m., skylight lounge
20 Toastmasters, 5 p.m., 345
"Meditation in the Fishbowl," 5:15 6 p.m., 355A
Career Services, BLSA, PMBR, Preparing for the Final Mile: B
Application & Exam Information, 5-7 p.m., cafeteria
21 LSR General Meeting w/ Speaker Mar Minck, 4 p.m., 345
Family Law Certificate Meeting, 2 p.m., 285A
22 Writing Workshop, II a.m., 285D
Career Services and CLA: Legal Careers in Criminal Law,
noon, Bailey Courtroom
23 JMBA Make-a-Difference Day, II a.m. 3 p.m., Ronald McDon;
24 IMBA's First Annual Fair Day, Alachua County Fair
25 Career Services, Attorney General Charlie Crist,
Government Honors Program, 3 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
Criminal Law Association Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Room TBA
Advanced registration for Spring 2005 Semester begins, ends
26 Career Services, One Quick Question, 9:30-11 a.m., courtyard
27 Career Services: Environmental Law Opportunities, noon, 3551
Toastmasters, 5 p.m., 345




SAssociate Professor Cally Jordan participat-
ed in a small group seminar at the
Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
Oct. 6 on the impact of the Gramm-Leach-
Bliley (GLB) Financial Modernization Act of
Godo 1999. The event was co-hosted by the
Nomura Research Institute and discussed
implications in the United States, Europe
and Japan, as well as priorities for finan-
cial sector policy.
Nh Affiliate Professor Paul Magnarella was
awarded the Distinguished Service and
Leadership Award by the president of the
Association of Third World Studies at the
association's annual meeting Oct. 7-9.
S Professor Walter 0. Weyrauch was exten-
S sively cited and quoted in a book, Calum
Carmichael, Ideas and the Man:
Remembering David Daube, Vittorio
Klostermann Publishers, Frankfurt Main,
Germany (2004). Daube (1909-99) was
Regius Professor of Civil Law at Oxford
Ja University. The book is largely based on
unwritten sources, among them conversa-
tions between David Daube and Weyrauch in the last
30 years of Daube's life.

Jackson Named 'Outstanding Advocate'
Legal Skills Professor Joseph Jackson received the
award "Outstanding Advocate for the Homeless" at the
annual meeting of the Florida Homeless Coalition in
Tampa Oct. 5. In his nomination for the award, Arupa
Freeman wrote, "UF law professor Joe Jackson provides
outstanding service to homeless people as
an advocate, negotiator, and advisor. Joe
rides with the HOME van, taking food and
friendship to homeless people in the woods
and parks. He has won their trust; they
pass his name around and he frequently
Receives calls seeking advice or representa-
tion, which he has provided without
charge in criminal matters, probate mat-
ters, claims for destruction of property by
the police, access to property in a towed
lar car, and a ban on access to the library.
"Joe also advocates effectively for serv-
ice providers...has established contacts with
city officials and law enforcement person-
nel,and acts as a liaison when homeless
people are harassed, convincing the author-
ities to respect homeless people's rights
house and even practice compassion.
"Joe serves actively on the Florida Bar's
Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness, helped
organize and moderate an all-day seminar
on the legal needs of the homeless, and has
Nov. 5
repeatedly lobbied City Commissioners and
other officials to create needed facilities
and eliminate unreasonable restrictions on
panhandling." 0