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Table of Contents
    Events, programs and opportunities
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Gators observe protest
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Honor Committee revises code, elects members
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        Page 7
    Faculty scholarship and activities
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Events, Programs Reception
for Fall 04
& Opportunities Graduates
APIL Donate-A-Day Fundraiser Dean Robert Jerry
The Association for Public Interest Law will host a coffee and
cookies reception for
(APIL) "Donate-A-Day" fundraiser encour- Fall 2004 graduates
ages students who have accepted or worked in F ai the aculty n
paid summer associate positions to donate the in the Faculty Dining
Room Thursday, Dec.
equivalent of one day's salary to the Summer -- 2, at 2 p.m.
Fellowship Program. APIL will be tabling on the "In addition to
concourse today, Nov. 29, through Wednesday, congratulating stu-
Dec. 1, to collect tax-deductible donations and dents graduating this
provide information about the project. December, I want to
The scholarships cover summer living 5 thank them for their
expenses for students committed to careers in perseverance and
public interest law, allowing them to volunteer patience during the
for nonprofit legal organizations without the substantial disruptions
added burden of summer loans. APIL and the associated with our
Levin College of Law are able to provide the massive construction
scholarships each year thanks to generous finan- project, and to say a
cial donations from local firms, faculty, students few words of appre-
and community members. ciation to those who
In recent years, APIL summer fellows have are helping with the
worked with legal aid, prisoners' rights, human class gift," said Jerry.
rights, and union organizations. For more infor-
mation, stop by the APIL table on the concourse
or contact APIL Treasurer Meredith Fields at
mcfields@ufl.edu.
Ecology & Law Journal Write-On


The newly formed Interdisciplinary Journal
of Ecology and Law is having an open write-on
competition for third-semester and higher gradu-
ate students. Students may write on any current
topic, including prominent cases, trends and
issues in the environmental arena. Comments
should be between seven and 10 pages (not
including footnotes) and are due Feb. 15. E-mail
submissions or questions to ufijel@hotmail.com.
Help Stop Child Abuse
The Family Law Society will sell bum-
per stickers and pins depicting the Children's
Memorial Flag on the law school concourse this


week, Nov. 29-Dec. 3. All proceeds go to the
Children's Welfare League, an association of
1,000 public and private nonprofit agencies that
assist more than 3.5 million abused and neglected
children and their families each year with a wide
range of services.
The Children's Memorial Flag honors each
child lost to violence and raises public awareness
about the continuing problem of violence against
children. Donations are greatly appreciated,
and donors will receive a card with their names
acknowledging their efforts to prevent child
abuse. O1


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* On-Campus Interview
Information (2)
* Gator Legal Observers
at SOA Protest (4)
* Alumni Affairs
Welcomes Staff (5)
* New Honor Code (6)
* Student Conservation
Efforts Pay Off (7)

UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA
Fredric G. Levin College of Law

















UF Spring
2005 Career
Showcase
The Career
Resource Center on
main campus will
hold its Spring 2005
Career Showcase in
the O'Connell Center
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Feb. 1-2. New to
the event will be the
following industry-
focused days:
* Feb. 1: Focus on
employers seeking
internship, co-op,
and full-time candi-
dates in technical
fields.
* Feb. 2: Focus on
employers seeking
internship, co-op,
and full-time candi-
dates in non-techni-
cal fields such as
accounting, banking,
consulting, govern-
ment, human ser-
vices, management,
retail, sales, and
other fields without
a scientific or techni-
cal focus.
The showcase
may be of particu-
lar interest to law
students investigat-
ing non-traditional
legal careers. Details
about the event and
resources to help
students are available
at http://www.crc.ufl.
edu/showcase.


- W%,


Career Services
Exit Interviews For Dec. Grads
December 2004 graduates should call or come
by the Center for Career Services to sign up for a
10-minute mandatory exit interview or come in
during Walk-In Exit Interview times Tuesday and
Thursday 10 a.m.-noon or 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Those who have not yet accepted a position
are strongly encouraged to schedule an individual
appointment with a counselor in Career Services
for valuable guidance and assistance.

On-Campus Interviews

FALL OCI RESULTS
Nearly 38 percent of all eligible UF law stu-
dents (second-semester and above) interviewed
during Fall 2004 On-Campus Interviews (OCI).
Legal employers selected and interviewed 367
different students. Of those, 102 students had one
interview, 78 students had two, and 205 students
had three or more. A total of 2,224 interviews were
conducted.
In comparison to previous years, significantly
more resumes were collected (22 compared to only
seven in Fall 2002), while the number of employ-
ers visiting was down (140 compared to 153 last
year and 138 in Fall 2002), in part due to the
impact of hurricanes on the state.
Originally scheduled for six weeks, fall OCI
ended after 13 long weeks of rescheduling and
making accommodations following Florida's four
hurricanes (the first of which impacted employers
on the opening day of OCI). Given the travel and
logistical challenges, some employers converted
their intended visit into a resume collect.

OCI EMPLOYERS VISITING HERE
* Sixteen were government (four State Attorney
Offices, three Public Defender Offices, two
County Attorney's Offices, four branches of the
military plus the Naval Legal Services Office,
Department of Children & Families, and the IRS)
* Three accounting firms
* The civilian U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
* One hundred and twenty private law firms.
* Seven employers were first time OCI participants
at the UF College of Law
* Six employers were sufficiently impressed that
they returned for a second set of new interviews

FLORIDA CITIES EMPLOYERS RECRUITED FOR
* Twenty-eight for Orlando
* Twenty-five for Tampa/Clearwater area
* Twenty-one for Miami


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* Fourteen for Jacksonville
* Twelve for West Palm Beach/Boca Raton area
* Nine for Ft. Lauderdale
* Seven for Lakeland/Winter Haven/Bartow/Lake
Wales area
* Six for Sarasota/Naples area
* Five for Tallahassee
* One for the Panhandle
* One for Daytona Beach

OUT-OF-STATE CITIES & STATES RECRUITED FOR
* Fifteen for Atlanta
* Six for Washington, D.C.
* Three each for California and Texas
* Two each for North Carolina, Louisiana, and
Virginia
* One each for Kansas, Connecticut, Arizona,
Illinois, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Pennsylvania,
Massachusetts and Michigan

WHAT WAS THE RESULT?
Many students are just concluding call-back
interviews and CCS is still collecting data about
summer and permanent positions obtained as a
result of these interviews. If you have not reported
your employment yet, please do so.

WHAT DID EMPLOYERS HAVE To SAY?
* "The students are terrific. They interview very
well and all bring unique talents."
* "All students were professional, prepared and a
pleasure to interview."
* "Program was well run this year. Parking situ-
ation has improved. Good at rescheduling after
hurricanes."
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International Professors Teach Spring Enrichment CourseI

Students can still apply for a spring elective the human right to property, and comparative and
in Comparative and International Property Law international standards for expropriation ("tak- I
(LAW 6930; Section 2453; 3 credits). This inter- ings"). The course will feature visiting professors
ydranilpicsid course_ which fiulfills elective require- from Australia_ Latin America and South Africa


ments for certificates in international law and
environmental law, traces the historical, philosoph-
ical and legal origins of property and addresses
contemporary systems of land tenure and admin-
istration across legal systems and cultures. Special
consideration will be given to the integration of
indigenous land tenure in western legal systems,


(Career Services, Continued)
* "Many people are still dropping resumes indis-
criminately without regard to the employer's
stated needs: eg. looking for summer position
that are not being offered."
* "We requested 2L's only and received more than
50 from 1 & 3L's, so it wasted our time."

Is SPRING OCI THE SAME?
No. While the process is the same, a differ-
ent segment of legal employers tend to interview
in spring. Traditionally, CCS hosts more smaller
and medium-sized law firms, rather than the large
firms who visit in the fall, and more government
employers. Students should carefully review the
list of employers and their hiring criteria, since
most students will meet the qualifications.

WHEN IS SPRING OCI?
Phase One bids for Spring 2005 OCI are open
Jan. 10-16, and Spring OCI runs Feb. 15-March
18 (except for the week of Spring Break).

How Do I PREPARE FOR SPRING OCI?
* Mark your calendar and attend an eAttorney
Orientation Jan. 11 at 5:15 p.m. or Jan. 12 at
noon.
* Attend the resume and cover letter workshop Jan.
11 at 11 a.m.
* Bring your resume to the Walk-in Resume
Review Jan. 12 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or Jan. 13
from 1-3 p.m.
* Read the stated criteria carefully to be sure you
meet employers' needs. Do not fall into the cat-
egories employers described above by "dropping
indiscriminately" or "wasting their time."
* Do not make the mistake one student made this
fall after he bid on 93 employers and was select-
ed for 28 mind-numbing interviews. Remember,
you can only decline three interviews, so bid
selectively.


and has been cross-listed in the School of Natural
Resources and the Environment. The class meets
10-11:50 a.m. Thursday and 10-11 a.m. Friday.
For details, guest professor bios and copies of the
course schedule and syllabus, contact Professors
Danaya Wright (wrightdc@law.ufl.edu) or Tom
Ankersen (ankersen@law.ufl.edu; 392-2237). O1


SURVEYED STUDENTS FAVOR EARLY OCI
The results of the student OCI survey show:
* Of those who participated in Fall OCI, 100
percent favored starting OCI the week before
classes begin.
* Of those who did not participate in OCI, only 62
percent favored starting the week before classes
begin.

FALL 2005 OCI STARTS AUG. 15
Factoring in the results of the student surveys
and following discussions with the administra-
tion, Fall 2005 OCI has been scheduled to start the
week before classes begin to be more competitive
with Georgia law schools, eliminate parking chal-
lenges, and minimize class disruptions. Fall 2005
OCI will run for five weeks, Aug. 15-Sept. 16, and
all interviews will be at the law school. Bidding
on legal employers will begin in mid-July.
If you will be fulfilling military obligations
and won't have computer access during that time,
please be sure to make advance arrangements with
CCS so they can meet your special needs.

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.

Internship Deadlines
* Paid Summer Corporate Internship: Puerto
Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Deadline Dec. 17. Details at www.prldef.org.
* Summer Environmental Law Internship in
Alaska. Deadline Dec. 17. Details at www.
trustees.org. O1


Student Affairs
Returns to
Holland Hall
The Office of
Student Affairs has
returned to its original
location on the first
floor of Holland Hall,
and is accessible
through the glass
door at the northwest
corner of the court-
yard.
Student Affairs
staff including (pic-
tured above, from left)
Coordinator Noemar
Castro, Associate
Dean Gail Sasnett,
Registrar Kim Thomas
and Assistant Dean
Richard Ludwik are
available 8 a.m.-5
p.m., Monday-Friday,
for guidance and
assistance. Their
former quarters on
the ground floor of
Bruton-Geer Hall are
now open 24 hours a
day for study. (Desks
and chairs are being
located and will be
placed there soon.)


Apply for
Fellowship
The Center for
the Study of Race
and Race Relations
(CSRRR) will accept
applications for the
2004-05 Yegelwel
Fellowship until Feb.
4. Details are avail-
able on the CSRRR
website: www.law.ufl.
edu/centers/csrrr/.


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Exam
Numbers M
Online
Students receive
a new exam number
each semester. Fall
2004 exam numbers
are available online
at www.isis.ufl.edu/
cgi-bin/nirvana?
MDASTRAN =
rsi-lwex. Use your r ll tl r tr
gatorlink signon


to receive your
exam number.
IMPORTANT: Sign
on using Netscape,
MSN or other proven
Internet service pro-
vider to receive your
exam number. Some
providers, such as
AOL, do not enable
the proper display of
ISIS pages, or their
security systems
prevent access to
ISIS pages.


Gators Observe Protest

- By Elizabeth Baird Illsley, 1L
A record 16,000 Americans gathered for the 15th
annual protest against the School of the Americas,
more recently known as the Western Hemisphere
Institution for Security Cooperation at Ft. Benning,
a military base in Columbus, Georgia. Among the
crowd were 10 UF students acting as legal observ-
ers, watching for potential legal conflicts between
law enforcement officers and protesters. The turnout
also included such celebrities as Martin Sheen and
Susan Sarandon, who arrived to speak out against the
"School of Assassins."
The newest twist was a fence surrounding the
protest area and swarming with police officers, mak-
ing it easier for them to regulate the crowd. John
Meehan sees the fence as a mistake by police.
"I thought it backfired," he said. "It provided
much more opportunity for protesters to hang cross-
es, to hang banners. I thought it was counter produc-
tive for the police. It did work for them in a sense
because it had the effect of reducing the amount of
police they had on staff, but it was absolutely unnec-
essary. This protest in its entire history has been non-
violent."
The students participated in the event through
the National Lawyers Guild, which joined the legal
collective to monitor illegal police practices and
make the protesters aware of their rights.
Sara Denny got involved to protect the right to
peacefully dissent. She voiced observers' concerns
about potential legal problems.
"I was really concerned with freedom of assem-
bly and freedom of speech, and that the police didn't
treat the protesters inappropriately," she said. "I was


expecting intimidation, harassment, just basically
violating peoples' constitutional rights under the law
without any kind of consideration."
The legal observation team manned checkpoints
and kept a close watch on the city police, county
sheriffs and prison guards monitoring the crowd. Part
of the program every year involves members of the
crowd crossing the line between Columbus and Ft.
Benning and being arrested for trespass, which car-
ries a penalty of up to six months in prison and up to
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New Florida Law Review Editors
Florida Lawv Reviews new editors
abovej will serve as assistant editors
in Spring 2005 and full editors next fall.
Elected this month were (seated. from
left) Doyle Campbell, commurnnications edi-
tor. Robert Caplen, articles. Seth Traub.
student works. Marty Fuilgueira, sympo-
siLIru standing Jennifer Barrett. research.
Laura Murray, galleys. Kelly Lyon. manag-
ing, Marissa Lopez, research, photo at
top right Monica Vila. editor-in-chief, and
(photo at bottom right Paul Vicary, notes
and comments. O


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Development & Alumni Affairs Welcomes Staff


One staff member has returned and another
has been hired in the Development and Alumni
Affairs Office, enabling it to better serve alumni
and increase private support, according to Senior
Director of Development and Alumni Affairs
Donald Hale.
Director Kelley Frohlich worked in the UF
law development office before leaving to work at
Emory Medical School. Hale said the college was
fortunate to bring her back to the college and ben-
efit from her strong knowledge.
"Kelley has evolved as a person and profes-
sional since she started in this field four years
ago. The opportunity to welcome her back to the
alumni office generated an enthusiastic response
from our alumni and friends of the college," he
said.
Joining the staff is Associate Director Andrea
Shirey, a West Virginia University graduate who
honed her development expertise in the WVU
Foundation.
"Andrea has a strong track record of annual
giving success. She has genuine enthusiasm for
this profession and looks forward to meeting with
alumni throughout Florida and Georgia as they
consider their gift to the college's annual fund,"
Hale said.
Alumni, friends, law firms and others are
crucial in providing private support that enhances


(Protest, Continued)
a $5,000 fine. Bail was typically set at $1,000 in past
years. Meehan objects to the stiff bail.
"I think the bail is excessive in that this type of
crime, trespassing, normally involves people being
released on personal recognizance, as opposed to a
thousand dollar bond," he said.
At last count, 20 members of the crowd had
been arrested and faced potential jail time, includ-
ing a 78-year-old blind man who crossed the fence
topped with barbed wire with assistance. Trisha Low


the law school's quality and national reputation
and meets needs not covered through limited state
funding or tuition. The development staff works
closely with alumni across the nation as well as
the school's advisory and fund-raising boards.
Frolich knows many of these alumni and
friends, and said, "The opportunity to return
to the UF College of Law was a dream come
true. I enjoy working with our alumni, and the
University of Florida will always be home to me."
Shirey, already on board and meeting with
alumni, said she was "thrilled" to be at UF and the
College of Law. "I knew a long time ago I wanted
to work in development and fund-raising and I
look forward to a long career at the University of
Florida." 0


was on hand when the first two people were arrested.
"I thought the most powerful part of the protest
was seeing the guy and girl holding hands walking
through the base for a quarter of a mile before get-
ting stopped," she said. "They prayed in between the
two gates and it was very moving."
Saturday was a day of peaceful vigil. Nonviolent
civil disobedience was on the schedule for Sunday,
when the crossings occurred and a reading of the
names of victims from South America took place.
Following was a solemn funeral march with thou-
sands of members of the crowd adorning the gates
with crosses bearing victims' names.
Both days featured a parade of puppetistas
puppeteers operating huge, colorful puppets signify-
ing such noble ideas as farmers' rights. The parade
concluded with a 16-foot tall face touting democracy
made of cardboard and carried by 15 people.
Problems protesters encountered in past years
include speakers blasting from behind military gates,
illegal searches of protesters and low flying, hover-
ing helicopters, which were a problem this year as
well. O


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.


MicroMash
Position
Available
Students are invited
to apply for an open
position as a MicroMash
Bar Review campus
representative.
For information,
e-mail Terra DuBois at
terra7@ufl.edu.










Honor Committee Revises Code, Elects Members


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 7 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,
www.law.ufl.edu,
click on publications,
then FlaLaw.)









Women's
Leadership
Conference
The Women's
Leadership Confer-
ence is scheduled for
Feb. 15 at UF.
For details, con-
tact Sasha Muradali
at 305-498-5000 or
SashaHalima@aol.
com.


Honor Code Revision Passes
UF law students voted to accept the revised
Honor Code Nov. 16. The revision becomes
effective in Fall 2005 when the final legislative
process is complete. Florida Administrative Law
also was revised, since the current Honor Code
is in the Florida Administrative Code as Chapter
6C1-4.2012 Student Affairs: Law School Honor
System, and this revision will replace it.
The Honor Committee believes the revised
code will help students become professionally
responsible attorneys.

What is the Honor Committee?
The Honor Committee is a student-elected
and -run committee charged with administration
of the Law School Honor Code. It consists of two
students from each semester, a representative of
the LL.M. program, two faculty members, and the
associate dean of student affairs. (First-semester
students are unrepresented by their class until
JMBA elections in their entering semester.) Often
asked questions include:
* What does the Honor Committee do? It
receives reports from students and faculty who
believe the actions of one or more students
violates the Law School Honor Code. When
the committee receives a report of a suspected
violation, it forms a probable cause panel to 1.
investigate and assure that the report is valid, 2.
investigate the report by talking to the accused
student, the accuser, and any other witnesses, and
3. based on the investigation, determine if the
reported occurrence has probable cause as a vio-
lation of the Honor Code.
* What happens if there is no probable cause
found? The accused student is informed and
there is no further action taken by the committee.
However, the accused student must include the
allegation and finding on his/her Bar application.
* And if probable cause is found? The accused
student is informed and given three options: 1. a
hearing by an Honor Committee Hearing Panel,
2. a trial at the University of Florida Honor
Court, or 3. plead guilty and receive sanctions.
* What's a Hearing Panel? Three members of
the Honor Committee hear the accused student,
the accuser, and the report of the probable cause
panel. After all testimony is heard, the panel
deliberates and decides whether the accused's
actions are a violation of the Honor Code. If the
accused is found guilty, the panel also deter-


mines sanctions for those actions. Another panel
reviews sanctions before they are instituted the
accused may appeal to this panel if dissatisfied
with the sanctions. If the panel determines no
guilt as to an Honor Code violation, there are no
further actions taken by the Honor Committee
except to add the findings to their statistics.
However, the accused must include information
as to the accusation and findings to the Bar.
* What's the University of Florida Honor
Court? A student-run court that exists generally
for purposes of the main campus. An accused
law student may choose to go to this body for
adjudication of an accusation regarding the Law
School Honor Code. There are student 'attorneys'
(prosecution and defense). A jury is selected to
hear whether the actions of the accused are a vio-
lation of the Law School Honor Code.
* What are sanctions? There are guidelines in the
Honor Code itself that list examples of sanctions
for particular offenses. The sanctions themselves
can be anything from a reprimand to expulsion
from the law school. There are many variations
in between. The list is too long to place here,
but is in the Levin College of Law Handbook &
Honor System (available in the Student Affairs
Office or online as a link from the publications
section of the college website, www.law.ufl.edu).

Remember...
Consider carefully the actions you take while
writing papers and during exams. Your choices
will reflect on you as a student and future attorney,
as well as on the law school. Study appropriately
and show honor for the profession in what you do.
If you have questions, contact a member
of the Honor Committee: Chair Mitesh Patel,
mitesh@ufl.edu, fourth semester; Vice Chair
Adam Artigliere, adamartigliere@yahoo.com, third
semester; Secretary Liz Touchton, touchto@ufl.
edu, first semester; Nathan Bess, nbess@ufl.edu,
second semester; Jeff Glassman, glassman@ufl.
edu, second semester; Mike Tempkins, mdt1124
@ufl.edu, third semester; Allison Lane, lanealli@
hotmail.com, fourth semester; Barbara Nolan,
barbaranolan05@yahoo.com, fifth semester;
Aisha Salem, aisha3@msn.com, fifth semester;
Faculty Advisor/Professor Margaret Temple-Smith,
Temples@law.ufl.edu; Faculty Advisor/Professor
Tracy Rambo, rambo@law.ufl.edu; or Faculty
Advisor/Dean Gail Sasnett, .,niicrtn, l.i uil i cdu O










Student Conservation

Efforts Pay Off

UF law student Erika Zimmerman (3L)
worked on a petition to the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
on behalf of the Belize Institute of Environmental
Law and Policy (BELPO), a UF law Conservation
Clinic client, to list the Belize Barrier Reef as a
threatened world heritage site under the World
Heritage Convention.
"The petition is particularly noteworthy
because it served as the model for two simultane-
ously-filed petitions involving Mt. Everest and a
World Heritage site in Peru," said Environmental
and Land Use Law Program Director Alyson
Flournoy. "Since there is no preconceived for-
mat for these petitions, Erika developed this one,
which was emulated by the non-government orga-
nizations submitting the other two. All three peti-
tions are based in part on the impacts of climate
change on these world heritage resources, and the
Belize petition included supporting letters from
some of the world's leading reef scientists."
Clinic Director Tom Ankersen provided edito-
rial support, and the petition was further edited by
the client prior to submission, but the work was
primarily done by Zimmerman.
"The petition demonstrates what our best
students can do when they are motivated," said
Flournoy.
The submissions were noted by the New York
Times and BBC this month.
"This is what I came to law school to do,"
said Zimmerman.


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The concept for the petition originated as an
idea presented at the Environmental Law Alliance
Worldwide (E-LAW) 2002 annual meeting in
Guadalajara, Mexico, which BELPO attended.
Work began with the efforts of the University of
Florida/University of Costa Rica Joint Program in
Environmental Law and its Conservation Clinic to
evaluate the legal status of protection of the entire
Mesoamerican reef system. Zimmerman provided
research support, with Ankersen's assistance.
Working with BELPO and other environmen-
tal law NGOs, the Joint Program Conservation
Clinic in Costa Rica helped examine different
threats to the multi-national reef system. Support
was provided by the John D. and Katherine T.
MacArthur Foundation and to E-LAW from the
Summitt Foundation, which allowed the participa-
tion of environmental lawyers from each of the
reef countries, including Belize.
Technology allowed Zimmerman to work on
the project from Gainesville.
"I worked on the petition while here in the
Conservation Clinic, only communicating with our
client in Belize via e-mail," said Zimmerman.
More information and photos connected with
the project are online at www.climatelaw.org/
media/UNESCO.petitions.release." 0


71 Hearing Simulation Dec. 2
The Conservation Clinic will conduct
S a quasi-judicial hearing simulation in the
Alachua County Commission meeting room in
the County Administration Building Thursday,
SDec. 2, from 3-5 p.m. Faculty and students
are welcome to observe and serve as the
gallery during the citizen comment period.
Current and former elected officials and
staff will assist in the exercise and debrief stu-
dents. The exercise was developed by UF law
student Ashley Cross-Rappaport through her
externship at the County Attorney's Office. O


Library Hours
Extended
The UF law Legal
Information Center
will offer extended
exam hours at its
Butler Plaza annex.
Beginning today,
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
requiring closure
before the nearby
Publix Supermarket
at 11 p.m., and for
safety and security
of students and staff
studying and working
later.
"The staff of the
Legal Information
Center hope our
extended hours will
contribute to a suc-
cessful 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 directions to the
annex."
Note: Hours at the
Bruton-Geer Hall
location remain regu-
lar fall term hours,
and are posted there.








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College of Law
Administration
* 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


Faculty Scholarship & Activities


* Affiliate Professor Paul Magnarella
recently authored "Internationally
Protected Human Rights: Fact or
Fiction?" Human Rights and Human
Welfare v. 4, pp. 69 (2004).
* Clarence J. TeSelle Professor Martin J.
McMahon, Jr. did a CLE presentation
at the 47th Annual Kentucky Institute on
Federal Taxation, Louisville, Kentucky,
Nov. 19 on "Recent Federal Income Tax
Developments."
* Professor Juan F. Perea was a panel- Ir
ist and author at a conference com-
memorating the 50th Anniversary of the
Supreme Court's decision in Hernandez
v. Texas, an important decision decided
two weeks before Brown v. Board of
Education that expanded equal protec- Ft
tion to include Mexican Americans.

In the News
* Assistant Professor Jonathan Cohen
was quoted about the value of apolo- il
gies Nov. 17 in The Philadelphia
Inquirer, Belleville News-Democrat,
Bradenton Herald, The Charlotte
Observer, Columbia Ledger-Enquirer
(Georgia), Contra Costa Times
(California), Fort Wayne News- Pts
Sentinel (Indiana), The Kansas City
Star, Lexington Herald-Leader (Kentucky), The
Miami Herald, Monterrey Herald (California),
The Mercury News (California), San Luis Obispo
Tribune (California) and The Wichita Eagle
(Kansas).
* Assistant Professor Mark Fenster was quoted
Nov. 12 on post-election and post-9/11 conspiracy
theories in The Wall Street Journal, and on anti-
Semitic conspiracy theories in the October 2004
issue of New Internationalist Magazine (based in
Britain).
* Professor Joseph Little was cited Nov. 19 in
an article about the UF faculty senate rejecting
change in The Independent Florida Alligator;
quoted in the Chiefland Citizen Nov. 12 and in
Williston Pioneer Sun News Nov. 13 about the
legality of a sheriff firing his top aide two days
after being re-elected; and interviewed Nov. 2 on
News 5 about Ohio election challenges.
* Center for Governmental Responsibility/Professor


Jon Mills was quoted Nov. 1 in Star
News (North Carolina) in an article about
lawyers addressing pre-election chal-
lenges; cited as an expert Nov. 18 in a
Palm Beach Post article about electronic
records access that also ran in Black
Enterprise Magazine Nov. 20; quoted in
an Associated Press article on open court
files that ran in Fort Myers News-Press,
Herald Tribune (Southwest Florida) and
Tampa Bay Online Nov. 15 and in the
Chen Tallahassee Democrat Nov. 17; quoted
about a transparent court system in an
Associated Press article that ran in the
Jacksonville Florida Times-Union, Miami
Herald and Tallahassee Democrat Nov.
13 and in the Bradenton Herald, The
itte Gainesville Sun, Herald-Tribune (south-
west Florida), The Ledger (Lakeland),
Naples Daily News, Ocala Star-Banner,
Orlando Sentinel and St. Petersburg
Times; and interviewed on WFOR -TV
CBS 4 Miami and WINK-TV CBS 11 Fort
Ncoa Myers Nov. 14 about a Florida Supreme
Court panel seeking balance on privacy
and court records. His op-ed about Florida
citizens' access to court records was print-
ed in The Tampa Tribune Nov. 8.
Environmental and Land Use Law
h Professor/Affiliate Professor Jim
Nicholas was quoted in a Nov. 19 St.
Petersburg Times article about a new Tampa
subdivision and government oversight of commu-
nity development districts.
* Assistant Professor Christopher Peterson was
quoted in The Florida Times-Union Nov. 21
about Florida death row entrance falling, and in
a Bloomberg News article online at http://quote.
bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=nifea&&sid=ayY
Do5tpjTY8#). A story from MSNBC (http://www.
msnbc.msn.com/id/6554955/) highlights an article
he is co-authoring on payday lenders targeting
military personnel.
* Professor and Associate Director of the Center
on Children and the Law Sharon Rush was
quoted in an article about parents and children
and issues of race in The Ledger (Lakeland) in
late September. O


Nove
29


mber
* Lunch with UF President Bernard Machen,
Student Gov. President Jamal Sowell & Dean
Robert Jerry, 11:30 a.m., 180A (Ceremonial
Classroom)
JMBA meeting, 6-9 p.m., 285C


* JTLP general board meeting, 6-7 p.m., 355C
* Dean Jerry's Coffee & Cookies Reception for
Fall 2004 Graduates, 2 p.m., Faculty Dining Room
* Fall classes end
* Christian Legal Society meeting, 5-6 p.m., 285A
* Reading/final exam period begins
* JMBA meeting, 6-9 p.m., 285C
* JMBA meeting, 6-9 p.m., 285C


December 14 Alacnua County Alumni Iolnlay rarty,
Dean Jerry's Home
1 JLSA meeting with Rabbi Goldman, noon-1 p.m., 16 Reading/final exam period ends
355D 17 Levin College of Law Commencement, 3 p.m.,
SAssociation for Law and Business Election Center for Performing Arts. Reception follows in
meeting, noon-1 p.m., 345 law school courtyard.


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