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Table of Contents
    Music law event kicks off busy conference season
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Federal judge Stephan Mickle passes torch to new generation at Fall 2004 graduation
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Faculty scholarship and activities
        Page 6
    Summer environmental and land use law externships
        Page 7
    Student recruiters needed
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    UF Law calendar
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Music Law Event Kicks Off Busy Conference Season


Who owns the music when a band breaks up?
How can copyrights be enforced in the age of the
Internet? And how does a young entertainment
lawyer find the right clients?
Entertainment lawyers and band members will
address these and other questions at UF's Music
Law Conference Jan. 29. Produced by students
at the Levin College of Law, the conference will
begin at 9 a.m. at the J. Wayne Reitz Union and is
free to all UF students.
Last year's conference drew a crowd of
around 400 students, lawyers, and musicians,
according to event organizer Aisha Salem (3L).
"We were very happy with the number of
people who came and participated," said Salem.
"Everyone said they had a great time and couldn't
wait for the next conference. We're hoping that
since UF students get in free this year, we'll have
an even bigger turnout from both the law school
and main campus."
One popular aspect of the conference is the
band showcase. The regular panels adjourn at 5
p.m., but attendees reconvene for late-night perfor-
mances by local bands. Salem said 35 bands par-
ticipated in last year's two-day event. The sched-
ule for this year's band showcase is now being
finalized, and Salem said she expects as many as
20 bands to participate.
Salem said the rise of Creative
Commons a non-profit group that
helps artists release their work while
surrendering some, but
S not necessarily all, their
licensing rights will
be a hot topic at this year's
confc rence.
With the help of Creative
Commons, a group of musicians
can release an album that any-
one can use for free as long
as they're not using it for com-
mercial purposes," she said.


"We're going to explore what this means for artists
who do want to make money from their work."
The event will usher in a busy month of con-
ferences at the law school, which are offered to UF
students and faculty free-of-charge with registra-
tion. Conferences scheduled for February include:
The Richard E. Nelson Symposium, Feb. 11
at the Hilton UF Conference Center. This
year's symposium focuses on regulation of
billboards. The fee for attorneys and others
outside the law school is $50, and up to 7.5
CLE credits are available. The conference is
organized by Professor Michael Allan Wolf.
Hotel reservations must be made by Jan. 11
to receive a special reduced rate. Registration
ends Jan. 28.
Law and Technology Conference, Feb. 24-
25 at Sheraton World Resort in Orlando.
The fee for attorneys and others outside the
law school is $150, and up to 7 CLE credits
are available.The conference is organized by
Intellectual Property Law Program Director
Thomas Cotter. Registration ends Feb. 18.
Race and Law Curriculum Workshop, Feb.
24-26 at the Hilton UF Conference Center.
The fee for attorneys and others outside the
law school is $175. The conference is orga-
nized by the Center for the Study of Race
and Race Relations. Contact Barbara Devoe
at 392-8070 or devoe@law.ufl.edu for more
information. Registration ends Jan. 17.
Public Interest Environmental Conference,
Feb. 24-26, J. Wayne Reitz Union. The con-
ference is organized by the Environmental and
Land Use Law Society. For information, con-
tact Ashley Cross-Rapaport at cross711 ufl.
edu or Adam Regar at aregar@ufl.edu.
Brochures, conference agendas and other
information are online at ihtlp \\ Li\\ ull cdiu/
calendars/. O


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New UF LAW
Magazine
This issue features
powerful Washington
D.C. alumni, one
of the nation's top
female litigators, the
second in command
at the ABA, and other
intriguing alums...
as well as notable
news from the law
school. A pdf version
is available online
at http://www.law.ufl.
edu/news/publica-
tions.shtml or contact
the Communications
Office at 392-9586
for a print copy.



Inside
* Career Services (2)
* Mickle Speaks at UF
Law Graduation (4)
* Environmental & Land
Use Externships (7)


UNIVERSITY OF
SFLORIDA
Fredric G. Levin College of Law










Career Services


Apply for
Fellowship
Students are encour-
aged to apply for
the 2005-06 Evan
Yegelwel Fellowship
in the Center for the
Study of Race and
Race Relations by
Feb. 4. (Last year's
recipient, Megan
Saillant, is pictured
above.) The fellow-
ship award is $2,000
and supports stu-
dent research and
scholarship toward
the goal of reducing
crime motivated by
hate, prejudice, or
stereotyping. See
the center's website
for further details:
http://www.law.ufl.
edu/centers/csrrr/.


Students returning to the Levin College of
Law this semester are familiar with the Center for
Career Services, where law students and alumni
are offered individual career counseling, work-
shops and other career resources. New students
should get to know the people in this valu-
able office, located in 244 Bruton-Geer Hall.
Career Services has a staff of four professional -
counselors to assist students: -
Assistant Dean Linda Calvert Hanson,
who oversees staff and the center
Director Jessie Howell Wallace, who is
responsible for on-campus interviews, the
Pro Bono Project, job fairs, and counsel-
ing for students and alumni
Assistant Director Carol Kuczora, who is
responsible for programming, externships,
and counseling students
Assistant Director Leonard Grill, who is
responsible for employer development,
is the primary counselor for LL.M. in
Taxation students, and is an externship
faculty advisor.

Students visiting Career Services will meet
the front office team Christina McCray and
Megan Ford before working with career coun-
selors. McCray assists with the administration
and coordination of on-campus interviews and job
fairs. Ford's area of expertise is the organization
and administration of the externship program, the
center's resources, and job postings.
Career Services is open Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please schedule appoint-
ments at least a day in advance.

Baker & Hostetler Funds
Minority Scholarship
In memory of Paul D. White, the firm of
Baker & Hostetler offers an annual scholarship
for first-year minority law students of African-
American, Hispanic, Asian-American, or Native
American descent. The scholarship includes a paid
summer clerkship and a $5,000 net cash award.
Applications are available in Career Services.

Spring OCI Bidding Begins Today
The dates for spring on-campus interviews
(OCI) are available online at www.law.ufl.edu/
career/students. Students who plan to participate
should be aware of the following:


* Students who did not sign an OCI Policies
and Procedures Form last fall must turn one in
before they can bid on the spring firms. The
form can be found on the website below the
spring bidding dates.


* For students who have not participated in
OCI before this semester, Career Services
is offering two eAttorey Orientations, each
about 45 minutes in length. Orientations are
scheduled for Jan. 11 at 5:15 p.m. and Jan. 12
at noon in Room 285D. Students who don't
have an eAttorey log-in and ID should e-
mail Career Services at careers @law.ufl.edu
or mccray@ law.ufl.edu.
* Students should make sure their informa-
tion in the system is correct, including class
year. A correct e-mail address is particularly
important, and all addresses must be non-AOL
accounts.
* Resumes uploaded into the system at the
close of each phase's bidding are sent to the
employers. Participants should make sure to
get their resume of choice uploaded by the
bidding close date.
* Firms participating in spring OCI will be
much fewer in number and smaller in size
than the firms that participated in fall OCI.
The names of those firms will be released
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(Career Services, Continued)
today, Jan. 10, when bidding opens. New
firms may be added in the future, so students
should check the firms through the Friday of
the bidding session. Bidding for each phase
closes on a Sunday at midnight, so if new
firms are added, students will still have two
full days to bid on them.

One Quick Question Every
Monday in the Courtyard
The One Quick Question program is back
by popular demand. Beginning today, Jan. 10, a
counselor from the Center for Career Services
will be available in the courtyard from 10 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. every Monday to answer stu-
dents' questions about career development.
Questions generally revolve around how to learn
more about a particular practice area, how to
make contacts, what to do to get a great extern-
ship, or what is happening with on-campus inter-
views, upcoming events or programming.

Best Foot Forward: Walk-In
Resume Reviews
There's never a second chance to make a
first impression which is why it's vital for
every law student to have a sharp-looking resume
and cover letter. This week, students will be able
to drop by Career Services for walk-in resume
reviews, where Career Services counselors will
help them polish their resumes. The meetings are
10 to 15 minutes long, and students who need
further assistance can schedule appointments for
longer sessions. Walk-in resume reviews will be
conducted in Career Services, Wednesday, Jan.
12, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Thursday,
Jan. 13, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mock Interviews Available
Students who have polished their resumes
should consider taking the next step by tak-
ing advantage of mock interviews available by
appointment in Career Services. Leonard Grill,
an assistant director in Career Services with
more than 30 years in law practice, will be on
hand to help students practice their interviewing
skills. Mock interviews will be available from
January 11 to March 11.

Programs and Workshops
Resume and Cover Letter Workshop,
Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. in room 345.


Career Services Director Jessie Howell
Wallace and Assistant Director Carol
Kuczora will give students tips on resume
and cover-letter writing, from beginning the
process to refining the final documents.
* eAttorney Orientation, Tuesday, Jan. 11
at 5:15 p.m. in room 285D. Students plan-
ning to participate in OCI need to attend this
orientation to learn essential skills needed to
utilize the eAttorey database. For those who
can't attend, another orientation will be held
at noon Jan. 12 at the same location.
* Judicial Extemship Informational
Program, Thursday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. in
room 285D. Students planning to participate
in judicial externships for Summer or Fall
2005 terms must attend this program. For
students with schedules that conflict with
this Thursday program, small group meet-
ings are available Friday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m.
and Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. Students
must call Career Services at 392-0499 to
reserve a spot for the small group meetings
on Friday or Tuesday.
* Speed Networking, Jan. 19 at noon in the
Faculty Dining Room. For students who will
be attending cocktail parties, receptions or
other legal social gatherings, it's essential
to master the skills of "working a room." In
this workshop, legal professionals will assist
Career Services staff in creating a simulated
networking atmosphere where students can
hone their skills.
* 'Ships Workshop, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. in
room 285D. This workshop will give stu-
dents information about judicial clerkships,
fellowships, externships and more.
* Interviewing Techniques, Jan. 26 at noon
in room 285D. Catie Witherspoon of Carlton
Fields will show students how to impress an
employer during an interview and give tips
on the "do's" and don'tt" of the interview-
ing process.
* What I Did Last Summer, Jan. 27 at 11
a.m. in the Faculty Dining Room. UF law
students will gather to tell their colleagues
how they made the most of their summers
and gained valuable professional experi-
ence through study abroad, exterships,
fellowships and work with law firms and
judges. O


IP Reception
Today
Students interested
in intellectual prop-
erty law are invited
to learn more about
this dynamic and
rewarding field
from Steve Stein of
Holland & Knight
and IP Program
Director Thomas
Cotter at a reception
from 5-7 p.m. today
in the Faculty Dining
Room. Refreshments
will be served. For
more information,
contact Associate
Dean for Faculty
Development/
Professor Thomas
Cotter at 392-2235
or cotter@law.ufl.edu.


Apply for
Scholarship
The Manatee County
Chapter of the
Florida Association
for Women Lawyers
is offering a scholar-
ship for the 2005-
06 academic year.
Applicants must be
female, be pursuing
a career as an attor-
ney, and have signifi-
cant ties to Manatee
County, Fla.
Applications are
available from Carol
Huber in the Office
of Student Affairs,
and must be post-
marked no later than
Feb. 1.


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Federal Judge Stephan Mickle Passes Torch to

New Generation at Fall 2004 Graduation


U.S. District Court
Judge Stephan
Mickle (above,
left) places the
graduation hood
on his daughter,
Stephanie, during
Levin College of
Law Graduation
Dec. 17.


In more than three decades of practicing law,
U.S. District Court Judge Stephan Mickle devel-
oped a habit of breaking down barriers and a
reputation as one of Florida's legal legends.
Mickle handed down the legacy to a new gen-
eration Dec. 17, placing the hood on his daughter
Stephanie Mickle during the Levin College of
Law's commencement ceremony.
"It was a very special moment," Mickle said.
"I've been teaching at UF on and off for 30 years,
but I never thought I'd deliver the commence-
ment speech at my daughter's graduation from law
school."
Judge Mickle delivered the keynote address at
the ceremony, which drew a crowd of more than
1,200. A total of 158 students 149 JD recipients
and nine law master's recipients graduated.
Mickle, who was raised in Gainesville, was
one of only seven black students to integrate UF's


undergraduate programs when he transferred into
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1962.
In 1965, he became the first African-American to
earn a degree a B.A. in political science from a
UF undergraduate program. After graduating from
the UF law school in 1970, Mickle became the
first African-American to practice law in Alachua
County and began working as an adjunct professor
at the UF College of Law.
Mickle went on to be appointed county judge
in 1979, then 8th Judicial Circuit judge in 1984. In
1992, he became the first judge from Gainesville
- black or white to sit on Florida's First District
Court of Appeal.
In 1998, Mickle was recommended and
unanimously approved for a federal judgeship in
Florida's Northern District.
Judge Mickle said his daughter rarely
expressed an interest in the legal profession until a
few years ago, when she "came home for the holi-
days and suddenly announced that she wanted to
go to law school."
"That's true," Stephanie Mickle said. "Before
deciding to pursue a legal career, I was more inter-
ested in business. I have always had a passion for
public policy and a law degree seemed like a great
way to strengthen my skills."
Stephanie Mickle already has built an impres-
sive record of accomplishment, earning a bach-
elor's degree from Smith and a master's degree
from Harvard before coming to UF. She served
as co-editor of The Docket, was active in BLSA,
Trial Team and ATLA where she received the
Ira Leesfield Scholarship and earned a Book
Award in Trial Practice. She has accepted a posi-
tion in the litigation department of Akerman
Senterfitt & Eidson, P.A. in Tallahassee.
The event was featured the next day on the
front page of the Local/State Section of The
Gainesville Sun. The article quoted Assistant Dean
for Students Richard Ludwick.
Ludwick told the newspaper the ceremony
symbolized "a sense of accomplishment.
"They're some of the most talented people
in Florida," said Ludwick, referring to the recent
graduates. "They will be the next contributors to
our state and nation. This is a time of family." 1


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New Reading Room Named for 2004 Class


A reading room in the new UF Legal
Information Center will honor the Spring and
Fall 2004 graduating classes for their generous
class gifts, according to UF College of Law Dean
Robert Jerry. The Fall 2004 class presented the
dean with a class gift of $36,075, which was pre-
ceded by the record $42,375 given or pledged
over five years of the Spring 2004 class, the
highest total and participation rate (37 percent) in
school history.
"What career will we have that won't
lead back to the College of Law education we
received? I want to see this college grow and
get better so when I come back to visit, I can
be proud not only that I came, I saw, and I con-
quered, but also that I contributed to making it a
better place even after I was here," said Lauren
Cury, who co-chaired the Fall 2004 Class Gift
Committee with Edrene Johnson. O1


Fall 2004 Class Gift CO-Chairs Lauren Cury
(left) and Edrene Johnson show off the total
raised by their class at a reception following
graduation. The reception (pictured at left)
was the first held in the new UF law courtyard.


K' u
Student Affairs Coordinator Noemar Castro
(center) poses with UF law graduates
Alejandro Londono (left) and Samual Londono
(right, no relation) at the Fall 2004 graduation
ceremony.

Professor Joe Little (left) places the gradu-
ation hood on law student Tim Moran in the
Fall 2004 graduation ceremony. The crowd
gave Moran a standing ovation in honor of
the determination he showed in finishing law
school while dealing with the challenges of
cerebral palsy.


rl.eade r s h ip Council
Women's
Leadership
Conference
The annual UF
Women's Leadership
Conference will be
held Feb. 15. The
conference was
established in 1988
to bring women lead-
ers together, pro-
mote empowerment,
equip women with
the skills to achieve
their goals and
embrace the chal-
lenges facing them
in today's society.
For information, con-
tact Sasha Muradali
at 305-498-5000 or
SashaHalima@aol.
com.











First JMBA
Meeting &
Event
The John Marshall
Bar Association will
hold its first meeting
of the year at noon
Wednesday, Jan.
12. The location of
the meeting will be
announced later.
JMBA also will hold
a Night Out event at
Lillian's in downtown
Gainesville beginning
at 8 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 13.








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Journal
Available
The Florida Journal
of International Law
released its lat-
est issue Dec. 23.
The issue features
papers presented
at the Facultad
de Derecho de
la Universidad
de Buenos Aires,
Argentina, in 2003.
The contributions
analyze subordina-
tion the world over,
from North and
South America to the
Indian subcontinent.
The journal is
devoted to the timely
discussion of legal
issues relating to
international, mari-
time, comparative,
and foreign law. Its
subscribers include
practitioners, jurists,
and legal scholars
from around the
world. It selects its
editorial board and
staff from the top 10
percent of students
at the Levin College
of Law and winners
of the Open Writing
Competition held
each semester.
For subscription
information, con-
tact Staff Editor
Victoria A. Redd at
reddva@law.ufl.edu.


Faculty Scholarship &
I Conservation Clinic Director
Thomas T. Ankersen published
"Inside the Polygon: Emerging
Community Tenure Systems and
Forest Extraction" (with Grenville
Barnes), in Working Forests in
E the Neotropics: Conservation
Through Sustainable Management?
(Columbia U.P, ed. D. Zarin et al.
2004).
Professor/Associate Dean for
Faculty Development/IP Program
SDirector Thomas Cotter published
"Market Fundamentalism and the
TRIPs Agreement," 22 Cardozo
Arts & Entertainment Law Journal
(2004) and "An Economic Analysis of
Enhanced Damages and Attorney's
Fees for Willful Patent Infringement,"
14 Fed. Cir. B. J. 291-331 (2004).
Associate Professor Cally Jordan
participated in the "Corporate Groups
and Related Issues" workshop held
by the Central Institute for Economic
Management in Hanoi, Vietnam.
* Richard E. Nelson Chair Michael Allan Wolf
published, "Yes, Thankfully, Euclid Lives," 73
Fordham L. Rev. 771 (2004) (with Charles M.
Haar).

In the News
* Professor Lyrissa Lidsky was quoted in a
Dec. 17 Orlando Sentinel article about a web-
cam that allows Internet users to zoom in on
people in Leesburg's downtown square.
* Research Foundation Professor Diane Mazur
was quoted in a Dec. 24 New York Blade article


Barbara Bennett Woodhouse (center) director of the Center
on Children and Families, and UF law Children's Fellows
Loreal Belfon (from left), Corrine Stashuck, Najah Gibson,
Cathy Ambersley, Whitney Untiedt and Jenna Partin (not
pictured) are featured in an article on "heroes of children's
rights" in an upcoming issue of the ABA Journal of Human
Rights.


Activities
about a lawsuit challenging the military's ban
on homosexual service members. She also
was quoted in a Dec. 21 Gallup Poll Tuesday
Briefing article about more of the public sup-
porting gays in the military than 11 years ago;
in a Dec. 15 New York Times article that also
ran in Black Enterprise Magazine and the
International Herald Tribune about the military
appeals court reversing a heterosexual sodomy
conviction; and in a news release published
Dec. 12 in UK Gay News and Dec. 10 in The
Gaywire about the impact of the reversal of mili-
tary sodomy convictions.
Dean Emeritus, Professor and Director of
the Center for Governmental Responsibility
Jon Mills was quoted in Dec. 22 and 21
Sarasota Herald-Tribune articles and a Dec.
22 Orlando Sentinel article as representing
one side of a lawsuit regarding the political
fight for control of Florida's university system;
in a Dec. 21 Associated Press article that ran
in The Daytona Beach News-Journal, The
Florida Times-Union, The Sun-Sentinel (Fort
Lauderdale), The Fort Myers News-Press, The
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, The Miami Herald and
The Tallahassee Democrat and was broadcast
on WFOR-TV CBS 4 (Miami), WFTV-TV ABC
9 (Orlando) and WINK-TV CBS 11 (Fort Myers)
about Florida not following through with a 2002
higher education order that created a Board of
Governors to manage the state's university sys-
tem; was quoted in a Dec. 21 Lakeland Ledger
article about the same topic; and was men-
tioned in a Dec. 17 Business Wire article that
ran in The Daytona Beach News-Journal for
being appointed to the Upchurch Watson White
& Max firm's 25-member mediation panel.
Assistant Professor Christopher Peterson
was quoted in a Dec. 12 St. Petersburg Times
editorial about loan businesses preying on mili-
tary personnel; his payday lender research was
cited in a Dec. 7 New York Times front-page
article that also ran in The Sarasota Herald
Tribune about soldiers seeking loans; and he
was quoted in a Dec. 7 WRUF segment about
wine being sold over the Internet.
Professor/Interim Director of Clinical
Programs Michael Seigel was interviewed as
a criminal law expert in a Dec. 19 Dateline NBC
broadcast about the investigation of an accident
that killed a mother while she was walking with
her infant daughter.
Stephen C. O'Connell Professor Christopher
Slobogin was quoted in the Dec. 11 Gainesville
Sun and The Ocala Star-Banner about mur-
der charges against Praveen Vedam being
dropped. He was also quoted on the falling
death row entrance rate in the Nov. 21 issue of
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Summer Environmental & Land Use Law Externships


The Environmental and Land Use Law
Program offers a large number of summer extern-
ships with state, local, and federal agencies
and non-profit conservation groups throughout
Florida, as well as in Atlanta, Washington, D.C.
and beyond. The deadline
for applications is Feb. 16
and applicants must attend
the mandatory extership
meeting sponsored by Career
Services (Feb. 2 at noon,
repeated Feb. 3 at 5:15
p.m.). Students can earn six
credits by working 10 weeks
with any of these placements
and completing the required
academic component.
Financial aid is available.

Students with a desire to
do public interest envi-
ronmental work can extern with three lead-
ing national conservation organizations: The
Nature Conservancy (Altamonte Springs),
EarthJustice (Tallahassee), and The Ocean
Conservancy (St. Petersburg). EarthJustice
enables students to observe and assist with
litigation on a wide array of environmental
law issues. The Ocean Conservancy addresses
marine law and policy issues, such as devel-
opment of marine protected areas. The Nature
Conservancy focuses on land acquisition
and management for conservation purposes.
For the student placed with the Nature
Conservancy, financial help is also available
through an endowment created by a UF law
alumnus.

Federal government placements include the
EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance
Assurance (OECA) (Washington, D.C.), EPA
Region IV (Atlanta), and NOAA Fisheries
(St. Petersburg). OECA has a large summer
extern program and exposes students to fed-
eral environmental compliance and policy
issues through work assignments and semi-
nars. EPA Region IV allows students to work
on environmental enforcement cases. NOAA
Fisheries enables students to study both fish-
eries law and the federal regulatory process.


Within Florida, the St. Johns River Water
Management District (Palatka) enables
students to observe a wide range of regula-
tory activities related to water and wetlands.
Students work on enforcement, permitting
and other regulatory matters
and can interact with the
District's large scientific staff
as well as lawyers in the
General Counsel's Office.
The Florida Department
of Transportation (Lake
City) offers an externship
that focuses on eminent
domain and environmental
law supervised by Adjunct
Professor Terry Zinn.

Numerous city and county
attorneys' offices throughout
the state enable students to
see a wide range of land use and environ-
mental issues from the local level. Counties
where students have externed in the past
include Hillsborough, Orange, Pasco, Pinellas
and Seminole. Students with interest in other
counties should contact Professor James
Nicholas. Students also have been placed
with the City of Gainesville (supervised by
Professor Tom Ankersen) and with the Real
Estate, Land Use and Environmental Section
of the City of Jacksonville (supervised by
Professor Alyson Flournoy).

Second or third semester students thinking
ahead also may want to consider an extern-
ship with the U.S. Department of Justice
Environment and Natural Resources Division
in the Wildlife Section. Applications will be
accepted this spring for a Fall 2005 place-
ment. Also, keep in mind that the deadline for
summer paid clerkships with the DOJ is early
in the preceding fall semester.


If you have questions about externship
opportunities, contact Environmental and Land
Use Program Director Alyson Flournoy at
flournoy@law.ufl.edu. O1


Grant
Supports
Costa Rica
Program
UF law's Costa
Rica Program will
continue to bring
U.S., Caribbean
and Latin American
law students
together, thanks to
a three-year grant
renewal through
the MacArthur
Foundation. For
the past five years,
the Costa Rica
Program has given
students from UF
and other American
law schools the
opportunity to study
and do compara-
tive research side-
by-side with law
students and young
attorneys from other
countries.
"This cross-cultural
aspect of the Costa
Rica Program distin-
guishes it from other
law school study
abroad programs
and greatly enhanc-
es the experience
for all," said Tom
Ankersen, director of
the program.
More about the 2005
Summer Program is
available at
http://conservation.
law.ufl.edu/sum-
mer costarica or
contact Ankersen at
ankersen@law.ufl.
edu or 392-2237.







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Submit News
for FlaLaw
FlaLaw is published
each week school
is in session by the
Levin College of Law
Communications
Office. Submit news
of interest to the
law school com-
munity by 10 a.m.
Tuesday for the fol-
lowing Monday's
issue to FlaLaw edi-
tor Tim Lockette at
lockette@law.ufl.edu,
or contact the office at
392-9586.


College of Law
Administration
* Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean
* Stuart R. Cohn,
Associate Dean for
International Studies
*Thomas F Cotter,
Associate Dean for
Faculty Development
* George Dawson, Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs
*Michael K. Friel, Associate
Dean & Director, Graduate
Tax Program
*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
*Tim Lockette, Editor, FlaLaw


S1*6T


Student Recruiters Needed

The Admissions Office is looking for current stu-
dents regardless of year to help attract the nation's
best and brightest to the Levin College of Law.
The all-volunteer Student
Recruitment Team (SRT) is
often the first contact for pro-
spective law students who are
interested in coming to UF.
The opinion of current students
can be a make-or-break fac-
tor in a prospective student's
choice of law school, said Lewis
Hutchison, director of admis-
sions and special programs.
"Student recruiters can give the point of view
of someone who is experiencing law school right
now," Hutchison said. "On quality-of-life issues,
prospective students trust student recruiters more
than they trust faculty or staff."
Students on the recruitment team are trained
to know the answers to basic questions prospec-
tive students may have. Perhaps more impor-
tantly, team members are able to offer prospective


January
10 IP Program reception, 5-7 p.m., Faculty
Dining Room
11 Resume and Cover Letter Workshop,
11-11:50 a.m., room 345
Toastmasters meeting, 5-6 p.m., room 345
eAttorney orientation, 5:15-6 p.m., room 285D
12 Walk-In Resume Review, 9:30-11:30 a.m.,
room 244 BG
eAttorney orientation, noon, room 285D
ELULS meeting with guest speaker
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan, 5-6:30 p.m,
room 180A
LCC meeting, 6-7 p.m., room 345
JMBA meeting and elections, noon,
location to be announced
13 Moot Court informational meeting,
6 p.m., room 285C
Judicial externship informational meet-
ing, 11 a.m., room 285D
Walk-In Resume Review, 2-4 p.m., 244 BG
Trial Team tryouts informational meeting,
5 p.m., room 180A
JMBA Night Out, 8 p.m., Lillian's in
downtown Gainesville


students a first-hand perspective on life at UF
- giving them insights into the quality of life on
campus, the sense of belonging, and other hard-
to-quantify factors that make the
Levin College of Law a great place
to pursue a law degree.
Some members of the SRT
will travel to cities around the state
to assist in recruitment efforts,
Hutchison said.
., To apply for the team, bring a
S completed application form and a
f resume to the Admissions office by
Jan. 14. SRT training for selected
members will be held Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. or Jan. 20
at 7 a.m. Applications are included in this issue
of FlaLaw, and are available in the Admissions
Office. First-, second-, and third-year students are
invited to apply.
For more information, call or e-mail Lewis
Hutchison (pictured above at left with a member
of the Student Recruitment Team) at 392-2087 or
hutchison(@law.ufl.edu. O1


14 Judicial externship small group information-
al meeting, 10 a.m (by appointment, BG 244)
17 Law School Closed: Martin Luther King Jr Day
18 Toastmasters meeting 5-6 p.m., room 345
Judicial externship small group information-
al meeting, 2 p.m. (by appointment), BG 244
19 LCC meeting, 6-7 p.m., room 345
Speed Networking noon, Faculty Dining Room
20 'Ships Workshop, 11 a.m., room 285D
21 Estates, Trusts and Elder Law Society
meeting, with speakers, noon-1 p.m.,
Bailey Courtroom
25 Toastmasters meeting, 5-6 p.m., room 345
26 LCC meeting, 6-7 p.m., room 345
Trial Team Tryouts, 6-10 p.m., location to
be announced
Interviewing Techniques, noon, room 285D
27 What I Did Last Summer, 11 a.m.,
Faculty Dining Room
29 Music Law Conference, begins 9 a.m. at
J. Wayne Reitz Union
31 Trial Team Tryouts, 6-10 p.m., location to
be announced


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Fla a envrst ef Floid Fredi G. Levin Colg of La Nesete Jaur 10 20S


Submit News
for FlaLaw
FlaLaw is published
each week school
is in session by the
Levin College of Law
Communications
Office. Submit news
of interest to the
law school com-
munity by 10 a.m.
Tuesday for the fol-
lowing Monday's
issue to FlaLaw edi-
tor Tim Lockette at
lockette@law.ufl.edu,
or contact the office at
392-9586.


College of Law
Administration
* Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean
* Stuart R. Cohn,
Associate Dean for
International Studies
*Thomas F Cotter,
Associate Dean for
Faculty Development
* George Dawson, Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs
*Michael K. Friel, Associate
Dean & Director, Graduate
Tax Program
*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
*Tim Lockette, Editor, FlaLaw


S1*6T


Student Recruiters Needed

The Admissions Office is looking for current stu-
dents regardless of year to help attract the nation's
best and brightest to the Levin College of Law.
The all-volunteer Student
Recruitment Team (SRT) is
often the first contact for pro-
spective law students who are
interested in coming to UF.
The opinion of current students
can be a make-or-break fac-
tor in a prospective student's
choice of law school, said Lewis
Hutchison, director of admis-
sions and special programs.
"Student recruiters can give the point of view
of someone who is experiencing law school right
now," Hutchison said. "On quality-of-life issues,
prospective students trust student recruiters more
than they trust faculty or staff."
Students on the recruitment team are trained
to know the answers to basic questions prospec-
tive students may have. Perhaps more impor-
tantly, team members are able to offer prospective


January
10 IP Program reception, 5-7 p.m., Faculty
Dining Room
11 Resume and Cover Letter Workshop,
11-11:50 a.m., room 345
Toastmasters meeting, 5-6 p.m., room 345
eAttorney orientation, 5:15-6 p.m., room 285D
12 Walk-In Resume Review, 9:30-11:30 a.m.,
room 244 BG
eAttorney orientation, noon, room 285D
ELULS meeting with guest speaker
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan, 5-6:30 p.m,
room 180A
LCC meeting, 6-7 p.m., room 345
JMBA meeting and elections, noon,
location to be announced
13 Moot Court informational meeting,
6 p.m., room 285C
Judicial externship informational meet-
ing, 11 a.m., room 285D
Walk-In Resume Review, 2-4 p.m., 244 BG
Trial Team tryouts informational meeting,
5 p.m., room 180A
JMBA Night Out, 8 p.m., Lillian's in
downtown Gainesville


students a first-hand perspective on life at UF
- giving them insights into the quality of life on
campus, the sense of belonging, and other hard-
to-quantify factors that make the
Levin College of Law a great place
to pursue a law degree.
Some members of the SRT
will travel to cities around the state
to assist in recruitment efforts,
Hutchison said.
., To apply for the team, bring a
S completed application form and a
f resume to the Admissions office by
Jan. 14. SRT training for selected
members will be held Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. or Jan. 20
at 7 a.m. Applications are included in this issue
of FlaLaw, and are available in the Admissions
Office. First-, second-, and third-year students are
invited to apply.
For more information, call or e-mail Lewis
Hutchison (pictured above at left with a member
of the Student Recruitment Team) at 392-2087 or
hutchison(@law.ufl.edu. O1


14 Judicial externship small group information-
al meeting, 10 a.m (by appointment, BG 244)
17 Law School Closed: Martin Luther King Jr Day
18 Toastmasters meeting 5-6 p.m., room 345
Judicial externship small group information-
al meeting, 2 p.m. (by appointment), BG 244
19 LCC meeting, 6-7 p.m., room 345
Speed Networking noon, Faculty Dining Room
20 'Ships Workshop, 11 a.m., room 285D
21 Estates, Trusts and Elder Law Society
meeting, with speakers, noon-1 p.m.,
Bailey Courtroom
25 Toastmasters meeting, 5-6 p.m., room 345
26 LCC meeting, 6-7 p.m., room 345
Trial Team Tryouts, 6-10 p.m., location to
be announced
Interviewing Techniques, noon, room 285D
27 What I Did Last Summer, 11 a.m.,
Faculty Dining Room
29 Music Law Conference, begins 9 a.m. at
J. Wayne Reitz Union
31 Trial Team Tryouts, 6-10 p.m., location to
be announced


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