UF Law students again top Florida...
 Career Services
 The benefits of counseling
 Feeding the hungry
 UF Law students serve the public...
 Events, programs and opportuni...
 Environmental law experts examine...
 Faculty scholarship and activi...


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Table of Contents
    UF Law students again top Florida Blue Key
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
    The benefits of counseling
        Page 3
    Feeding the hungry
        Page 4
    UF Law students serve the public interest
        Page 5
    Events, programs and opportunities
        Page 6
    Environmental law experts examine election impact
        Page 7
    Faculty scholarship and activities
        Page 8
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UF Law Students Again
Top Florida Blue Key
- By Meredith Fields (3L)
Continuing a long tradition of law student
leadership within Florida Blue Key (FBK), three
Levin College of Law students were recently
elected to top positions in the organization.
Second semester Brian Roof was elected presi-
dent, third semester Dayna Gaff was elected vice
president and second semester Lauren Fackender
was elected treasurer.
Roof is the seventh of the last eight
FBK presidents to also be a UF law student.
Historically, more than 85 percent of FBK presi-
dents have either been law students at the time of
their presidency or attended law school after fin-
ishing their undergraduate studies.
Many other law students also are involved.
Second semester law student Marc Adler, for
example, was tournament advisor for the recent
FBK Speaker's Bureau Competition, and more
than 25 current law students are members of FBK
this year.

Roof, Gaff and Fackender have almost 10
years of FBK membership between them, and
longevity is one reason why law students fre-
quently become leaders in the organization.
"FBK executive officers are often graduate
students, mainly because they have more experi-
ence within the organization and they're also more
mature leaders," said Roof.
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S"Since the show, people have come up
to me at school and asked if that was me in
the skits," said Carmody, whose brother was
creative producer of the show. "Under Alexis'
leadership, Growl was amazing. I was just
happy to be a part of it."
"Working on Growl was a lot of fun, and I'll
always remember it fondly," said Lambert.
The event also featured comedians Bill

The 42,000 students, alumni and others
who attended "Gator Growl" the world's
largest student-produced pep rally Nov. 12
were entertained in part due to a year of hard
work by recent UF law graduate and Growl
producer Alexis Lambert and current student
Chris Carmody (pictured at right).
In addition to their work behind the scenes,
Lambert and Carmody starred together in a
"fake news" student skit.

Engvoll ana Dayne COOK, student acts, ana a
spectacular fireworks/laser light show. O

Study Space
A list of class-
rooms available to
students for study
between classes
is posted on the
Student Affairs
bulletin board.
Students also
are encouraged to
take advantage of
the plentiful study
spaces available in
the library annex in
Butler Plaza see
page 2 for details on
its expanded exam
hours and in the
nearby Campus
Church of Christ.
(Details in the online
Sept. 13 issue of
FlaLaw. Go to the
college home page,
click on publications,
then FlaLaw.)

* Career Changes Post-
Graduation (2)
* Feeding the Hungry (4)
* Students Serve the
Public Interest (5)
* Environmental Law
Experts Examine
Election Impact (7)

Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Library Hours
The UF law
Legal Information
Center will offer
extended exam hours
at its Butler Plaza
annex. Beginning
the Monday after
Nov. 29, through
Wednesday, Dec.
15, the annex will be
open 9 a.m.-10:30
p.m. Mondays-
Fridays, and 11
a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Saturday and
Sunday. It will close
at 5 p.m. the last day
of exams, Dec. 16.
The annex hours
were set due to a
county regulation
that it close before
the nearby Publix
Supermarket closes
at 11 p.m., and for the
safety and security
of students and staff
who may be studying
and working later.
"The staff of the
Legal Information
Center wish everyone
a safe and happy
Thanksgiving, and we
hope our extended
hours contribute to
a successful study
period at the end of
the fall term," said
Assistant LIC Director
Rick Donnelly.
"Please call us at 392-
0417 if you have any
questions about our
hours or need direc-
tions to the annex."

Note: Hours at the
Bruton-Geer Hall loca-
tion remain regular fall
term hours, and are
posted there.

Career Services

Legal Career Changes
The National Association for Legal
Professionals (NALP)'s After the JD.: First
Results of National Studies of Legal Careers
provides additional interesting research on the
study group of lawyers first admitted to the bar in
2000, including an analysis of new lawyer satisfac-
tion and mobility in legal careers.
Mobility in legal careers has increased sub-
stantially in recent decades, including a surprising
amount of job changing in the first three years out.
In fact, more than 33 percent of the study group
changed jobs at least once within the first three
years out of law school and 18 percent changed
twice. (This data excludes those who transitioned
out of their one- to two-year judicial clerkship into
a permanent position.) A look at the employment
sector shows the following changes within the first
three years:
* 55% of those in nonprofits or education
* 50% of solo practitioners
* 43% in business
* 42% in small to medium sized firms of 2-20
* 41% in public interest
* 33% in government, legal services or public
defenders offices
* 29% in law offices of 21-100 attorneys
* 23% in law offices of 101-250 lawyers
* 16% in law offices of 251+ attorneys
The study hypothesizes that some early mobil-
ity among solo practitioners may be attributable
to an underestimation of the demands and costs of
going solo or because some practice while explor-
ing other employment options.
Another aspect of longevity was measured by
the respondents' intent to move within two years,
which showed that almost 50 percent of large firm
attorneys planned to seek other employment, while
smaller firm practitioners reported they were less
likely to make a change in the coming two years.
This data adds support to the theory that some
legal employers are reluctant to hire entry-level
attorneys because the turnover can be costly for
them. It also strengthens the understanding that
smaller firms hire less frequently.
Finally, the high turnover in local government
positions (non-federal) can be attributed to lower
pay and the high number of entry level positions.


Network at Alumni Receptions
Students thinking of practicing in the Alachua
County area or Miami are encouraged to attend one
of the following receptions:
* Dec. 14, Alachua County Holiday Reception at
Dean Jerry's home
* Jan 20, Florida Bar Reception at Miami Hyatt
To RSVP, e-mail careers@law.ufl.edu. Space
is limited and first priority is extended to 3L's.

Attention ALL Fall 2004 Entrants
Fall 2004 entrants can get their eAttorney
login and password for use in accessing On
Campus Interview information and job listings in
the Center for Career Services by stopping by, call-
ing 392-0499 or e-mailing careers@law.ufl.edu.

What are You Doing Winter Break?
Consider enhancing your resume and helping
others at the same time over winter break through
the UF Pro Bono Project. Career Services offers
information on local opportunities in Gainesville,
or you can volunteer with a legal services agency
in your hometown. In less than 10 hours a week,
you can feel great for giving back to your commu-
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I- Universit of Foa Frec G. L n C e of L Novembe 22, 2

The Benefits of Counseling -ByResourceCounselorEricaL. Byrnes

Many people believe mental health counsel-
ing is only necessary if you are experiencing a
mental illness. However, research has shown that
counseling offers unique benefits to the general
public across a variety of life areas. Specifically,
counseling can help improve your quality of life
by supporting you as you work through problem-
atic areas in your life. Some of the things we can
work on together in counseling are:
* increasing your self-esteem
* feeling more peaceful in the world
* improving relationships in your life or the
connections you share with important people
in your life
reducing stress
improving time management skills
improving life problem-solving skills
identifying and working towards goals
learning new behaviors to help you achieve
goals (get the kind of life you would like to
improving test-taking skills or exam anxiety
better understanding yourself and your loved
ones and friends

(Career Services, Continued)
nity, gain practical experience, network with attor-
neys and get an edge over classmates who spend
their break lounging on the beach. For more infor-
mation, see Jessie Howell Wallace in the Center
for Career Services.

Internship Deadlines
* Paid Summer Corporate Internship: The
Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education
Fund partners with corporations such as Bristol
Myers Squibb to offer paid summer internships
for law students, particularly for disadvantaged
minority students interested in pursuing careers
in corporate legal departments. Send a cover
letter, resume, transcript (UG if 1L) & legal
writing sample postmarked by Dec. 17 to: Sonji
S. Patrick, Education Division Director, Puerto
Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund,
99 Hudson Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY
10013-2815. For information, call 212-739-7497
or 7517 or go online to www.prldef.org.
* Summer Environmental Law Internship in
Alaska: Trustees for Alaska, a public interest
law firm that provides legal counsel to sustain
and protect Alaska's natural environment, are
offering 10-week environmental law internships

* resolving personal or troubling concerns
* better understanding and empathizing with y
legal clients
* generally improving your communication sk
* any other personal issues
you wish to explore
Talking with a trained
counselor presents an
opportunity for you to
explore issues related to you
that often get swept aside
in the rush of our daily
lives. Discussing personal
concerns in a non-judg- L *vn *le*
ing environment is a safe -Resur
and healthy way to resolve a
issues in your life. If you f l lll
feel that you would like to sis o tu
talk to a counselor about .For
any issue in your life large make
or small please contact me hea
to set up an appointment. O *r*.11i



or to


for Summer 2005. Interns conduct research, draft
legal documents, have client contact and partici-
pate in court appearances. A stipend of $250 per
week is available. Send a resume, cover letter,
transcript, short writing sample, and references to
Tom Ofchus at tofchus@trustees.org or 1026 W.
4th Ave., #201, Anchorage, AK 99501 by Dec.
17. Details online at www.trustees.org.

Graduating in December?
* Visit the Center for Career Services to sign up
for a 10-minute, MANDATORY exit interview,
or drop in during walk-in exit interview times
Tuesday and Thursdays.
* December grads who have accepted a position
are encouraged to sign up to be mentors to assist
those in the earlier years of their legal education.
* December grads who have not yet accepted a
position are strongly encouraged to schedule an
individual appointment with a career counselor
in Career Services to plan a strategy to secure
meaningful employment.
* Turn in your pro bono hours ASAP, since certifi-
cates will be printed soon. Check the list outside
Career Services for your name.
* Pick up caps and gowns, available in Career
Services two weeks prior to graduation. O

Lunch With
UF Leaders
All stu-
dents and
faculty are
invited to join
University Macher
of Florida
Machen, well
Trustee Jamal
Sowell, and Jerry
Dean Robert
Jerry for lunch at the
law school at 11:30
a.m. Monday, Nov.
29, in the Ceremonial
Classroom (180A).
Food will be provided
The three will
discuss vital issues
pertaining to the stu-
dent body, and par-
ticipants will be able
to ask questions and
discuss their views
in an open, casual
atmosphere. It is
believed to be the
first time a UF presi-
dent has come to
the law school just to
meet with students.
For more infor-
mation, contact
event moderator
Lynda Figueredo
at figgy@ufl.edu or
392-1665 (ex. 274).


Income Tax
Volunteer Income
Tax Assistance (VITA)
is a pro bono orga-
nization that assists
students and low-
income residents in
filing their income tax
returns. Time spent
preparing tax returns
counts toward the
Pro Bono Certificate.
No tax experience is
required. To receive
more information
about volunteering
for the Spring 2005
tax season, contact
Brooke Bornick at
com by Wednesday,
Nov. 24.

The Women's
Leadership Confer-
ence is scheduled
for Feb.15 at UF.
The conference
strives to promote
empowerment, equip
women with skills to
achieve goals and
encourage embrace-
ment of challenges
facing women in
today's society. For
information, contact
Sasha Muradali at
305-498-5000 or

Feeding the Hungry

- By Public Service Law Fellow Tobi Butensky (3L)
Homeless Alachua County residents enjoyed
a warm breakfast at the Seventh Annual Breakfast
on the Plaza Nov. 4 courtesy of the Alachua
County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry.
Representatives of the Coalition and other organi-
zations that provide services for the homeless and
more than 30 volunteers served scrambled eggs,
sausage, grits, fresh fruit and baked goods to more
than 100 needy individuals.
Public Service Law Fellows in the Center for
Governmental Responsibility (CGR) had collected
sweaters and blankets from the law school com-
munity for distribution at the breakfast. UF law
Center for Career Services Director Jessie Howell,
Assistant Director Carol Kuczora, Coordinator
Christina McCray and Public Service Law Fellow
Tobi Butensky were among those helping to set up
and serve the breakfast.
The annual event offers the homeless a
reprieve from their lives on the street. In addi-
tion to food and clothing, people were given the
opportunity to artistically express themselves on
the main stage and around the plaza. A formerly
homeless woman recited a poem about her new
life as an educator and artist, while a man sang
folk songs and played the guitar.
The student chapter of the National Art
Education Association set up a booth for partici-
pants to paint ceramic bowls for the Empty Bowl
Project, which raises money and food for the
homeless, and other organizations offered services
and information to the homeless in areas ranging

UF law graduate Shelbi Day spoke to the
crowd about her efforts to decriminalize homeless-
ness as part of her Equal Justice Works Fellowship
at Southern Legal Counsel. Day focused on the
civil and human rights violations that can result
from the criminalization of homelessness, and
discussed what Gainesville can do to start solving
those problems.
Howell and CGR Staff Attorney Tim
McLendon supervise the Public Service Law
Fellows Program at the Levin College of Law.
The positions are funded by the Florida Bar
Foundation from IOTA funds, and fellows are
placed with public service organizations in
Gainesville. Serving as fellows this year are
Brooke Bomick, Katie Brinson, Tobi Butensky
and Whitney Untiedt.
Applications for the year-long fellowships
are available at the end of each spring semester
for the following year. For details, contact Howell
in the Center for Career Services (392-0499) or
McLendon in CGR (392-0427). O

from job placements to safety.

Help Others This Holiday Season

'Toys for Tots' & Troop Support
* Donate a new, unwrapped toy to help kids have
a great Christmas through the Military Law
Students Association (MLSA) annual "Toys for
Tots" drive, a national effort assigned to the
Marine Corps Reserves. Drop boxes are available
near the JMBA office.
* Also donate items through MLSA for Care
Packages for soldiers serving overseas, or volun-
teer through MLSA's Deployed Spouses Support
For information, e-mail Matt Brannen at
brannenm@ufl.edu or contact any MLSA member.

Help Stop Child Abuse
The Family Law Society will sell bum-
per stickers and pins depicting the Children's
Memorial Flag on the concourse through Nov. 29.
Proceeds benefit the Children's Welfare League,
an association of 1,000 public and
private nonprofit agencies that
assist over 3.5 million abused and
neglected children and their fami-
lies each year with a wide range
of services. For information,
contact Tamara Washington at
legalt@ufl. edu. 1


UF Law Students Serve the Public Interest

Students committed to public interest law
are representing the UF College of Law in venues
across the country by traveling to notable confer-
ences, teaching university students, and receiving
national recognition for their work.
In October, eight students attended the
National Lawyers Guild (NLG) national confer-
ence in Birmingham, and seven participated in the
national Equal Justice Works (EJW) conference in
Washington, D.C. Career Services Director Jessie
Howell and other UF law representatives attended
workshops on topics ranging from civil rights and
election protection to fundraising, while UF law
students networked with public interest attorneys
and other students, sharing their experiences and
meeting people with similar legal interests.
At the NLG conference, third-year UF law
students Angelique Knox and Steckley Lee (see
photo) gave presentations at a workshop, "Radical
Law Students: Surviving Through Mass Defense."
Knox, who headed election poll monitor training at
the law school this semester, spoke about defend-
ing the right to vote, while Lee's talk focused on
mass protests.
As a member of the NLG Mass Defense com-
mittee, Lee has spent the past year representing
protesters, leading "know your rights" training ses-
sions, and working as a legal observer at protested
events. Lee is the first law student in history to
be elected NLG southern regional vice president,
which makes her responsible for representing NLG
in the South and working with students at southern
law schools.
For her efforts in NLG, Lee received the 2004
C.B. King Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Named in honor of the civil rights lawyer who rep-
resented activists such as Martin Luther King, Jr.,
it is the highest honor given to a student member
of the NLG. Lee received the award for her con-
tributions to the NLG's mass defense work and for
inspiring other law students to get involved in their
"I encourage law students who care about
social change to contribute pro bono time to grass-
roots activists when they become attorneys," Lee
said. "A lot of grassroots community activists are
poor and in need of legal support for daily things
like family matters, housing and immigration."
Students who attended NLG and EJW confer-
ences returned excited about their experiences and
eager to share their enthusiasm with others.

"I hope it will be possible to share some of
the ideas that were circulated at the conference to
get the student body more involved in public ser-
vice and public interest law," said Jennifer Staman
(2L), who attended the EJW conference.
"Both years I have attended the EJW confer-
ence, I have come back with renewed inspiration,"
agreed Jill Mahler (2L). "I met so many wonderful
people there who are doing such incredible things
on campuses across the nation, and it always
makes me want to do more."
While in Washington for the conference,
Mahler and Whitney Untiedt (3L) were invited by
Dr. Ivy Kennelly to give a guest lecture on "Race
and the Law" to a first-year sociology seminar
class at George Washington University. Their lec-
ture focused on the law as an institution that is cre-
ated, reinforced, and implemented by individuals,
and they asked the students to consider the origins
and current applications of American law.
"I was very impressed with the students' will-
ingness to share openly, their ability to talk about
the issues intelligently, and their critical view-
points," Mahler said.
"It was a fantastic experience," Untiedt added.
"As I was speaking, I watched one student struggle
with a concept and then finally 'get' it. That
moment alone was worth the trip to D.C."
NLG and Association for Public Interest Law
(APIL) representatives brought back experiences
and ideas they hope the student body at the UF
College of Law will embrace and become involved
in, and will make information on programs and
volunteer opportunities available soon. To learn
more, contact NLG Executive Member Virginia
Hamner at vhamner@ufl.edu or APIL President
Whitney Untiedt at wuntiedt@msn.com. O

W4yi^AL N,

Support 2004
Class Gift
Time is running
out for December
graduates to enable
the 2004 spring and
fall graduating class-
es to attain the dona-
tion level $45,000
for the fall class
- needed to have a
Reading Room in the
Lawton Chiles Legal
Information Center
named in their honor.
Support the
areas) of your
choice at the law
school while "giving
back" in a memo-
rable and meaningful
way and increasing
the value of your
UF law degree.
Contact Co-Chairs
Lauren Cury (above,
at LaurenCury@aol
com) or Edrene
Johnson careerr@
law.ufl.edu) today.

Today for
forms for Fall Lewis
Memorial Long Term
Emergency Loans
($500) are available
in Student Affairs
and will be accepted
through today, Nov.
22. Return applica-
tions to University
Financial Services
(S-108 Criser Hall).

Events, Programs & Opportunities

Before You
Federal regula-
tions require loan
recipients to complete
exit counseling prior
to commencement.
You will not receive
your diploma, final
transcript or other
services until exit
counseling is com-
pleted. To conduct
your session, log
on to ISIS (www.
ISIS.ufl.edu). Select
"Financial Services,"
then "Student Loan
Exit Counseling."
You also must
properly complete
the required Proof
of Completion Form.
You will need to list
two references, and
whomever you list
as a nearest relative
cannot be one of the
two. Also, none of
the three individuals
can live in the same
household. (Example:
husband and wife or
aunt and uncle.) You
also must provide
your driver's license
If you have ques-
tions concerning exit
counseling or are
unable to participate
online, call University
Financial Services
at 352-392-0738
to schedule a per-
sonal exit counseling

Judge Nilon Speaks at
CLA Meeting Today
The final fall meeting of the Criminal
Law Association (CLA) is at 5:30 p.m.
today, Nov. 22, in room 285B. Alachua
County Court Judge James P. Nilon will
speak, and food and beverages will be

ETELS Meeting Tuesday
The Estates, Trusts & Elder Law
Society (ETELS) will meet for the final
time this semester at noon Tuesday, Nov.
23, in room 180. The meeting will feature a a n L
guest speaker, refreshments and an election e5s It S- !
for ETELS vice president.

UF Law Democrats
The Law School Democrats will hold
a general meeting their last meeting this
semester at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, in
room 355C to discuss endeavors for next
semester. All are encouraged to attend. .e -
For information, contact Law School .
Democrats President Sean Lebowitz at -

New UF Law Honor
Committee Representatives -.- .
The following students were recently I .. .
elected Honor Committee representatives: -
Elizabeth Touchton (first semester), Adam l -
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(Florida Blue Key Leaders, Continued)
Membership in the prestigious organization
can have its rewards. FBK alumni include Florida
governors (Lawton Chiles and Ruben Askew),
justices on the Florida Supreme Court (former
Chief Justices Alto Adams, Stephen H. Grimes and
Charles T. Wells), as well as countless community
leaders and partners in some of Florida's most
high-profile law firms.
"Employers definitely notice membership in
Florida Blue Key," said Gaff. "Many, many attor-
neys here in Florida are FBK alumni themselves,
and it definitely helps get your resume noticed."
Treasurer Lauren Fackender echoed these sen-
timents, emphasizing the dynamic nature of FBK's
membership and alumni. "It's a great opportunity
to get to know so many campus leaders, people
who will certainly go on to become leaders in

both the state and their professions. The network-
ing opportunities, both with current members and
alumni, are unbeatable."
Florida Blue Key is probably most well known
on campus for organizing Gator Growl (see page
1), the largest student-run pep rally in the world. In
planning the event, FBK members get the chance
to work with nationally-known comedians and
bands, as well as local student performers, pro-
ducing an event that is well-attended not only by
students, but also by alumni and the community
every year.
"I'm looking forward to appointing the chair
and producer for next year's Homecoming and
Gator Growl," said Roof. "My goal is to find
new ways to improve the show, to get more folks
involved, and to appoint a staff that is wholly com-
mitted to Gator Growl." 0

Environmental Law Experts Examine Election Impact

The Presidential election of 2004 has raised
important questions about the future of federal

and state laws designed to protect the environ-
ment, according to Professor Michael Allan Wolf,
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government
Law at the University of Florida College of Law.
To discuss these and other concerns, a select
group of national experts on environmental law
gathered at the Belleview Biltmore Resort in
Clearwater Nov. 12 at a conference sponsored
by the Nelson Chair and the Environmental Law
Institute (ELI) in Washington, D.C.
Presenters at the conference, "Alternative
Grounds: Defending the Environment in an
Unwelcome Judicial Climate," included law
faculty from the universities of Duke, Emory,
Florida, Florida State, Georgetown, Kansas,
Stetson, and Washington & Lee. Joining these
academics were top practitioners in the field and
UF Environmental and Land Use Law Professors
Mary Jane Angelo, Alyson Flournoy and Michael
Allan Wolf, with Mark Fenster, Richard Hamann
and Christine Klein serving as respondents. Papers
presented at the conference
will be published in a volume
edited by Professor Wolf and
published by the ELI.
UF's Environmental and
Land Use Law Program was
recently ranked in the top 20
of law schools throughout L
the nation, in large part due *
to strong scholarship and
research by program faculty.
The program educates future
lawyers through an innova-
tive approach that combines
the study of land use law with
environmental law, from the
perspective that many envi-
ronmental problems result
from inappropriate uses of
land. Air and water pollution,

(Events & Opportunities, Continued)
Artigliere (third semester), and Michael Tempkins
(third semester).

New FJIL Comment Writers
The following students wrote on to the Florida
Journal ofInternational Law (FJIL) this semes-

ter: Jack Abid, Samara Akers, John Brock, James
Crenshaw and Andy Ingram. The best comment was
awarded to Andy Ingram and the best note to Alex
Yu. Their comment and note will be published in a
forthcoming issue of FJIL. O

toxic and hazardous waste, endangered species
protection, and balancing public health and envi-
ronmental values against the protection of private
property interests are challenges that face every
community. The program also offers an unusu-
ally rich and diverse curriculum and numerous
opportunities for students to gain practical experi-
ence and network with professionals as well as the
opportunity to earn a certificate in the area.
Program faculty and students have scheduled
two major conferences on environmental law
issues for February 2005: the Richard E. Nelson
Symposium, Feb. 11, at the Hilton UF Conference
Center in Gainesville (contact Conference
Director Barbara DeVoe at devoe@law.ufl.edu for
details), and the Public Interest Environmental
Conference at the J. Wayne Reitz Union, coor-
dinated by the law school's Environmental
and Land Use Law Society (contact Ashley
Cross-Rappaport at cross711@ufl.edu or Adam
Regar at aregar@ufl.edu). Information on the
Environmental and Land Use Program is online at
http://www.law.ufl.edu/elulp/. O1

For Present
and Future
Please help us
keep our beautiful
new facilities clean.
Note that food and
drinks are NOT
allowed in the new
classrooms without
prior permission from
Student Affairs and/or
the Dean's Office.
If you do bring a
drink in, please make
sure it is in a closed
or lidded container,
and take care not to

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the Study of Race
and Race Relations
(CSRRR) will accept
applications for the
2004-05 Yegelwel
Fellowship until
Feb. 4. The $2,000
Fellowship award
supports student
research and schol-
arship toward the
goal of reducing
crime motivated by
hate, prejudice, or
stereotyping. Details
are available on the
CSRRR website:

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in anury

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 Communications

Mark Your Calendars Now for Law Conferences

* Music Law Conference, Jan. 29, J. Wayne
Reitz Union. Student-produced. Contact Aisha
Salem at aisha@musiclaw conference.com.
* Richard E. Nelson Symposium, Feb. 11,
Hilton UF Conference Center. Organized by
Professor Michael Allan Wolf.
* Public Interest Environmental Conference,
Feb. 24-26, J. Wayne Reitz Union. Coordinated
by Environmental and Land Use Law
Society. Contact Ashley Cross-Rappaport
at cross711@ufl.edu or Adam Regar at
* 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
* Conference on Legal and Policy Issues in the
Americas, May 15-16. Organized by Center for

Governmental Responsibility.
m "Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration: What
Does It Mean and How Does It Work?" 2005.
Center on Children and Families fourth annual
Look for information in future issues of
FlaLaw, or contact Director of Conference
Planning Barbara DeVoe (devoe@ law.ufl.edu or

Faculty Scholarship & Activities

* Professor Stuart R. Cohn, Gerald
A. Sohn Research Scholar and
Associate Dean for International
Studies, recently returned from
Namibia, where he was director of
a nine-nation workshop among sub-
Saharan countries. The workshop was
co-sponsored by the United Nations Institute for
Research and Development and West African
Agency for Financial Development, and enabled
heads of government financial and capital market
agencies to discuss major problem areas and
develop strategies for improving financial and
capital markets in those countries. Cohn also
has published the 2004-05 edition of his treatise,
Securities Counselling for New and Developing
Companies (Westgroup), and is currently working
on a Association for Law and Business project

22 CLA Meeting, 5:30 p.m., 285B
Last day to drop course by petition without
failing grade
23 ETELS Meeting, noon, 180
UF Law Democrats Meeting, 5 p.m., 355C
25-26 Thanksgiving holidays, classes canceled
29 Lunch with UF President Bernard Machen,
Student Gov. President Jamal Sowell & Dean
Rnhobert .Jerr 11:3 m 1ROA

3 Fall classes end
6 Reading/final exam period begins

with several UF law students led by Monica
Lopez Figueroa on behalf of The Florida Bar
Business Law Section to reform Florida's Not-for-
Profit Statute.
a Visiting Professor Clifford A. Jones
of the Center for Governmental
Responsibility presented his paper,
"Foundations of Competition Policy
in the EU and USA: Conflict,
Convergence, and Beyond," Nov.
12 at the First Academic Society
for Competition Law Workshop on
"Comparative Competition Law: The Evolution of
European Competition Law Whose Regulation,
which Competition?" in Villa Schifanoia, Florence.
The conference was sponsored by the European
University Institute and LUISS University of
Rome. Jones will be a visiting professor at King's
College, University of London, Nov. 22-Dec. 3,
and offer two seminars on U.S. anti-trust law.
* Affiliate Professor Paul Magnarella
(Criminology, Law and Society) pre-
sented a paper, "Reconciling the
U.S. with a Fugitive Black Panther in
Africa?" at the annual meeting of the
Association of Third World Studies
in October at Mercer University, GA.
The Black Panther is Pete O'Neal,
a fugitive living in Africa, who Magnarella has
represented in federal court since 1997. O'Neal
was recently featured in the P.O.V. documentary,
"Panther in Africa," on PBS. O