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Table of Contents
    Gay rights focus of Dunwody lecture
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Events and opportunities
        Page 4
        Page 5
    People, scholarship and activities
        Page 6
    Jackson to get Bar's Pro Bono award
        Page 7
        Page 8
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Gay Rights Focus of Dunwody Lecture
Yale law scholar William Eskridge will discuss Florida's role in the history of gay rights

As the nation debates the future
of gay marriage, students and fac-
ulty at the Levin College of Law
are preparing for a visit from one
ofAmerica's leading authorities on
gay rights.
William Eskridge, Jr., the John
A. Garver Professor ofJurispru-
dence at Yale Law School, will
deliver this year's Dunwody Dis-
tinguished Lecture in Law at 11
a.m. March 18 in room 180A.
Eskridge, author of 10 books
on gay rights and constitutional
law issues including the 1996
volume The Case for Gay Marriage
- is widely recognized as one
of the nation's leading scholars
on legal issues surrounding gay
rights. His work was cited by the
Supreme Court in its 2003 deci-

2 Career Services
4 Events
8 Calendar

sion in Lawrence v. Texas, which
declared state anti-sodomy laws
"We are honored to host
Professor Eskridge as this year's
Dunwody Distinguished Lecturer
in Law," said Cory Andrews, an
editor of the Florida Law Review,
which organizes the annual lec-
ture. "By attracting eminent legal
scholars like Professor Eskridge to
its Dunwody Lecture Series, the
Review furthers its long-standing
commitment to the intellectual
life of the Levin College of Law."
Eskridge's speech, entitled
"Dishonorable Passions: The
Crime Against Nature in
America," will focus on Florida's
unique role in the history of the
gay rights movement and on
the 1977 debate over a Miami/
Dade County ordinance banning
discrimination based on sexual
Led by pop singer Anita Bry-
ant, whose comments about the
gay lifestyle earned her nation-
wide notoriety, South Florida
gay rights opponents launched
a campaign to have the law
repealed and eventually suc-
ceeded. Their success sparked
similar movements among social
conservatives around the country.
The controversy is widely recog-

Prepare for
Exam Stress


nized as a pivotal moment in the
ongoing political battle over gay
"This is an important slice of
history that many people in-
cluding a large number Florida
law students don't know
about," Andrews said.
The Dunwody lecture series
was established in honor of
brothers Elliot and Atwood Dun-
wody, both UF law alumni who
dedicated their lives to the legal
profession and set a standard of
excellence for Florida lawyers.
The series brings America's pre-
eminent legal scholars, selected
by the editors of the Florida Law
Review, to UF for a lecture every
spring semester.
In recent years, Review editors
have added interest to the series
by selecting speakers on issues
that dominate the headlines.
Past speakers include Viet Dinh,
widely considered the architect
of the Patriot Act; cyberspace-
law expert Lawrence Lessig; and
Erwin Chemerinsky, who recently
argued a case on display of the
Ten Commandments before the
U.S. Supreme Court.
"Recently, our method has been
to find a topic of great interest to
the public and then find the top

Jackson Gets
Pro Bono

This year's Professionalism
Symposium will be held Friday,
March 18, in rooms 180A and
285C. The event is mandatory
for second semester students,
The keynote speaker for the
event is Carl Zahner, a UF
alumnus and new director of
The Florida Bar's Center for
Professionalism. Zahner will
moderate a discussion with
panelists including Profes-
sor Amy Mashburn, L.L.M.
in Taxation student Michael
Faehner (also the president of
The Florida Bar's Young Lawyer
Division), Judge Pete Sieg, and
attorney Jill Conti (recent win-
ner of the 8th Judicial Circuit's
Judge James L. Tomlinson
Professionalism Award.)
The symposium will begin at
9 a.m. with the keynote speech
and panel discussion. At 10:30
a.m., students will attend small
group discussions covering
five areas of law: commer-
cial/transactional law, estates
and trusts, family/domestic
relations law, criminal law,
and personal injury/insurance
The event is co-sponsored by
the firm of Levin Papantonio,
the Office of Student Affairs,
and the 8th Judicial Circuit Bar
Association. For more informa-
tion, contact Associate Dean
Gail Sasnett in Student Affairs.

Hints to help you in the legal profession

Music Night 2005
Students are invited to attend
Music Night 2005 at Dean
Jerry's home Sunday, April 3 at
7 p.m. This is a small event, so
register early. Participation will
be on a first-come, first-served
basis. To participate, you must
bring a bottle of wine or a des-
sert, plus agree to perform one
musical piece (play an instru-
ment, sing a song, etc.). Each
participant can bring one guest.
Some faculty will be participat-
ing as well.
Maps to the dean's house will
be provided to participants.
To sign up, stop by the Dean's
Office and see Doris Perron.

Professor of the
Year Nominations
The John Marshall Bar Associa-
tion is now taking nominations
for Professor of the Year.
Submit your nominations to
UFJMBA@hotmail.com by
March 18 at 5 p.m. Students
will vote on nominees during the
JMBA election March 22.


After the Interview
So you've found the job of
your dreams, sent in your re-
sume, and done well on your in-
terview. What can you do now?
Here are a few time-tested ways
to keep yourself on a potential
employer's mind even after the
interview is over.
1) Be sure to send "thank-you"
letters. There is some disagree-
ment about whether a hand-
written note or a typed letter
is better. The best answer is
to know your interviewers. If
they are from a conservative,
traditional firm, then type the
letter. With a more modern,
contemporary firm, hand-
write the note. Whatever you
do, though, don't forget to
send a "thank-you."
2) Follow up. If several weeks go
by and you hear nothing from
the firm or the interviewers,
call them. Be polite, yet show
enthusiasm and interest in
the position. If you have to
leave a message, try calling
back. Don't be a pest. Know
what information you are
seeking: Where are they
in their hiring process?
When do they anticipate
making a decision? Do
they require any ad-
ditional documents or
information from
3) You may have
to schedule a
interview. If so, ask
during your call-back
when you should
expect to hear about a

Traveling to a Call-Back
Before you make travel plans,
make sure you understand the
organization's travel reimburse-
ment policies. Know what
expenses are considered reason-
able and reimbursable. Keep
receipts and promptly submit
requests for reimbursement. If
you interview with more than
one organization on a single
trip, establish who is reimburs-
ing what portion before you
travel. Do not use this as an
opportunity to entertain friends
or charge expensive dinners,
and make certain that all
requested reimbursements are

Offers and
An offer of employment
requires you to make a very
important decision. If there are
particular issues that are im-
portant to you, ask about them

you accept or decline an offer.
Be familiar with the National
Association for Law Placement's
Principles and Standards for
Law Placement and Recruitment
Activities, which include "Gen-
eral Standards for the Timing
of Offers and Decisions." Visit
NALP's website at www.nalp.
Keep in touch with the
recruiting coordinator or an
attorney at the organization.
Let them know what you are
doing, even if you are inter-
viewing with other employers.
Be honest.
The employer's letter con-
firming your offer should
indicate a deadline for your
response. You should make
every effort to meet your offer
deadline. Call the employer
if you need an extension. Do
not wait until the day of the
deadline, or the day before, to
ask for an extension.

Help Career Services Help the Children
Join staff and clients of the Center for Career Services in sup-
porting the March of Dimes WalkAmerica event. Held March
19, the event raises money to fund research to help the more than
470,000 children born prematurely every year. To register for the
walk, or to donate money to the March of Dimes, drop by the
Center for Career Services or stop by the One Quick Question
table in the courtyard Monday morning.

from a Multicultural
Join a panel of guest speakers to
learn suggestions and techniques
for interviewing March 17 at
11 a.m. in the faculty dining
room. Speakers include attorneys
Aristides "Kiko" Diaz and Rodger
Moss, Jr., both of the Small Busi-
ness Legal Center in Orlando;
attorney Albert Tellechea ofAker-
man Senterfitt; and senior LEXIS
representative Bonita Young.
The event is co-sponsored by the
Black Law Students Association,
CaribLaw, and LEXIS, which will
provide lunch for the event.
Volunteer Gala on April 7
Career Services and the Office
of Student Affairs are teaming
up to honor all students who
have donated 35 hours or more
of their time to UF's Pro Bono
and Community Service projects.
For the first time, students will
be able to nominate their peers

for special recognition. Nomina-
tion forms are available in the
Center for Career Services and
on the Career Services website, or
from Noemar Castro in Student
Affairs. The event will be held in
the Arredondo Room at the Reitz
Union Thursday, April 7.

One Quick Question
Put those nagging career-relat-
ed questions to rest. Stop by the
One Quick Question table in the
courtyard today, March 14, from
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Carol
Kuczora, assistant director of
Career Services, will be on hand
to answer your questions.

Judicial Law Clerk
Join Assistant Dean Linda
Calvert Hanson and guest
speaker Jacob Payne (JD 02), for
a Judicial Law Clerk Workshop
March 16 from noon to 12:50
p.m in the faculty dining room.
Payne currently serves as judicial

law clerk to Senior U.S. District
Court Judge William Terrell
Hodges, and will soon become
law clerk to 11th District Appeals
Court Judge Susan Harrell Black.
Career Services is launching a
new initiative to assist students
applying for prestigious clerk-
ships, so it is critical to learn
about the new application
process, important deadlines, and
every step you need to take to be
competitive for a post-graduation
law clerk position. If you are
unable to attend, please be sure
to pick up the handout that will
contain critical information and

Judicial Process
Lecture Series
Retired Circuit Court Judge
Chester Chance will tell students
about the ins and outs of the
state judicial system and clerk-
ing for state court judges in the
second installment of the Judicial
Process Lecture Series at 6 p.m.
March 16 in the faculty dining
room. Lectures in the series are
mandatory for all Summer and
Fall 2005 judicial externs but
all students with an interest in
judicial externships are welcome.
Students who have not yet been
placed in judicial externships
are strongly advised to attend
the live lectures, as space will be
very limited for
S the make-up
sessions on

Student Loan
Interest Rates
Interest rates are now at an
all-time low for Federal Student
Loans. This will change July 1,
when interest rates are expected
to go up by more than 1 percent.
You may want to consider con-
solidating your federal student
loans before that date to lock
in a fixed rate.
For information about Direct
Loan Consolidation go to:
or call 1-800-557-7392.

GSC Seeking
UF's Graduate Student Council
is seeking law students to
present papers in a university-
wide graduate student forum
to be held April 1. The deadline
for submitting abstracts is
March 21. For more informa-
tion or to submit a paper, log
on to grove.ufl.edu/- gsc.




Last Day for
Tickets to
Barrister's Ball

The Barrister's Ball will be held
this Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m.
at the Sweetwater Branch Inn.
Today, March 14, is the last
day to buy tickets, so come to
the JMBA office before it's too
late and get ready to dance
the night away.

James F. Bailey, Jr.
Scholarship Award
Applications are available for
the James F. Bailey, Jr. Schol-
arship Award.
To be eligible for this scholar-
ship, an applicant must: 1) be a
first- or second-year student at-
tending a Florida law school; (2)
have a grade point average of
2.5 on a 4.0 scale; and (3) be
from or have strong ties to the
Jacksonville, Florida area and
plan to return to Jacksonville to
practice law.
Applications are available from
Carol Huber, Financial Aid
Coordinator, 164 Holland Hall.
Applications are due April 15.


ICAM Team Wins State
UF's International Commercial
Arbitration Moot team took first
place in the Florida Pre-Moot
Competition Feb. 25-26 in Or-
lando. The UF team, composed
of Christi Daisey, Trisha Low and
Zainabu Rumala, went undefeat-
ed in the competition, beating
teams from Miami University, St.
Thomas and Stetson. In addition,
Low took home the prize for Best
Oral Advocate.
The team will travel to Vienna,
Austria, March 16, where they
will compete against teams from
154 universities in 47 countries
around the world in the 12th An-
nual Willem C. Vis International
Commercial Arbitration Moot.
The team is sponsored by the
International Law Committee of
the Florida Bar Association.

Animal Rights Seminar
Gets ABA Nod
UF's Animal Rights and the
Law Seminar has been chosen as
one of three in the nation to par-
ticipate in the first Law School
Writing Competition held by the
American Bar Association's Envi-
ronment, Energy and Resources
Section. For more details, log on
to http://www.abanet.org/en-

Get Into Family Law
Have you ever thought about
practicing family law or children's
law? Then don't miss the semian-
nual informational meeting held
by the Center on Children and
Families at noon March 15 in
the faculty dining room. Faculty
from the center will discuss the

Trial Team Advances in Miami
Members of UF's Trial Team advanced to the semi-final
round of the American Trial Lawyers Association competi-
tion in Miami Feb. 26. Pictured are (from left) defense
advocates Eric Roberson (3L) and Katie Brinson (3L), coach
Larry Marrafino, and plaintiff advocates Suzannah Gilman
(3L) and Michael Eatroff(3L).

law school's certificate program
in family law and how to apply
for it. Pizza will be served, and
all students are invited to attend.
You can learn more about the
family law program by logging
on to http://www.law.ufl.edu/

Mandatory LEXIS
Training This Week
The basic LEXIS class re-
quired of all students in Legal
Research and Writing will be
held March 16. The schedule of
classes is as follows:
* Tomlinson: 10 a.m. in room
* Thomson: noon in room 345
* Adkins: 1 p.m. in room 345
Attendance will be taken and
forwarded to the appropriate
professor. Students should bring
their laptops. For more informa-

tion, contact Bonita Young at

Professors Host
At-Home Lectures
Professors Kenn Nunn and
Fletcher Baldwin are planning to
host lectures in their homes this
semester in a series sponsored by the
National Lawyers' Guild, CaribLaw,
the American Constitution Society
and the Law School Democrats.
Nunn will deliver an address
titled "Federalism and the Vast
Right-Wing Conspiracy" at his
home March 19 at 6 p.m.
At 6 p.m. April 1, Baldwin
will offer a speech at his home on
"The Role of the First Amend-
ment in Terrorist Financing."
Everyone is invited to attend
the lectures. For directions or to
RSVP, please contact Steckley Lee
at steckll@yahoo.com or Felix Fel-
icier at felixfelix08@yahoo.com.

Democrats to Hold
Environmental Lunch,
Gay Rights Discussion
The Law School Democrats
will hold an Environmental
Lunch Forum with Assistant
Professor Mary Jane Angelo at
11 a.m. March 17 in the Bailey
Courtroom. Free lunch will be
served, and everyone is encour-
aged to attend.
The group will hold a general
meeting at 5 p.m. March 15 in
room 285. That meeting will
include a roundtable discussion
on gay rights and gay marriage.

Law School Republicans
Forming Statewide
The UF Law School Republi-
cans are forming a statewide or-
ganization for law students who
support the GOP. The Federation
of Law School Republicans of
Florida will hold its first meeting
in Gainesville April 8 and April
9. Speakers and schedule are still
tentative. For more information,
log on to www.flsrf.org.

Honor Committee
Any first- or third-semester
student interested in joining
the Honor Committee should
submit a statement of 100 words
or less explaining why they
want to join the Honor Com-
mittee and why they think they
would be a good representative.
The statements will be available
for all first- and third-semester
students to read before they
vote for their respective Honor
Committee representatives. Two
representatives will be elected
from each of these semesters.
All statements should be sent to
by Sunday, March 20, at 5 p.m.
Any statement over 100 words
will not be accepted.

JMBA Elections Coming
The John Marshall Bar As-
sociation will hold general and
executive board elections March
22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A sign-
up sheet for all positions will be
available through 1 p.m. March
17 in the JMBA office. To be eli-
gible, all candidates must attend
one of two candidate meetings,
offered March 15 at 5 p.m. and
March 17 at 1 p.m.
JMBA plans to hold a candi-
dates' forum March 18 to give
everyone the chance to meet the
candidates. Check your e-mail
for further details.

Help with Loften High
Career Fair
UF's Public Service Law
Fellows are seeking volunteers
to help with the 2005 Career
Fair at Loften High School in
The annual Career Fair is
aimed at students who are at risk
of not continuing their educa-
tion. The goal is to get those
students thinking about what
they will do after high school
- and show them some of the
educational and career options
available to them.
For more information, please
contact Public Service Law
Fellow Katie M. Brinson at

State of JMBA Address
The John Marshall Bar As-
sociation will host the "State
of JMBA" address March 16 at
noon in the Bailey Courtroom.
All students are invited to attend
the meeting to learn about what
JMBA has done this semester,
and what the group will be work-
ing on in the future. Pizza will be

Plan for Exam Stress Now
Everyone knows the old saying "Practice makes perfect." We know
that to do better in school we have to study, to excel in sports we
have to train, etc. But how many of us apply that basic concept to
our personal living skills?
Research shows that regularly practicing stress management tech-
niques helps to create a stronger ability to cope with stressors and
increase life satisfaction (and longevity). Even though exams are
more than a month away now, and the stress and anxiety haven't
fully set in, there are many ways that you can "train" your body
now for the stress and pressures that lay ahead.
First, if you don't have one already, adopt a stress reduction
technique that suits your needs and interests. This means that
if you find physical exercise relaxing, incorporate that into your
regular routine now. Similarly, if you enjoy tai chi, meditation, yoga,
writing poetry, playing an instrument, or creating art, you should
incorporate those things into your schedule with regularity. And you
should start today.
Next, evaluate your study habits and conditions. Do you study in
a place that is quiet, well lit, and comfortable for you? If not, you
should consider changing your study location. Do you study during
a time of the day that you're usually tired, sleepy, or hungry?
Creating a regular study time that falls within a period of the day
that you generally feel somewhat energetic can help boost your
productivity and studying efficacy. Essentially, now is the time for
you to create healthy habits for yourself so that when exam time is
here, your mind and body are practiced and prepared.

Erica Byrnes is the resource coun-
selor at the Levin College of Law.
She offers free, confidential counsel-
ing and workshops to students. To
make an appointment, contact her at
byrnes@law.ufl.edu or stop by the
Student Affairs Office and complete
an appointment request form.




Student Brian Bokor pub-
lished an article titled "The
Deductibility of Defeasance Pre-
mium in the Current Tax Year"
in the February issue of New
England Real Estate Journal.
Levin, Mabie and Levin
Professor Berta Hernindez-
Truyol published an article titled
"Querying Lawrence"in 65 Ohio
State Law Journal as part of a
symposium on "Equality, Privacy
and Lesbian and Gay Rights after
Lawrence v. Texas."
Stephen C. O'Connell Profes-
sor Christopher Slobogin spoke
on "Excuse Defenses to Juvenile
Crime: The Implications of the
New Brain Research" at a confer-
ence at Ohio State Law School
March 10 and on "Informants:
A Comparative Perspective," at
Illinois Law School March 11.

In the News
Director of the Legal Technol-
ogy Institute/Associate Director
of Technology Services Andy
Adkins was quoted in the March

2005 issue of Corporate Legal
Times on increased use of wireless
Internet technology in the legal
profession. "We're starting to see
law firms use wireless technolo-
gies, as well as courts," Adkins
Associate Professor Jonathan
Cohen was quoted in Health
Law Reporter in February in a
story on doctors and hospitals
who offer apologies to patients
harmed by medical errors. Cohen
said many hospitals have begun
to recognize they "should face the
issue and face it squarely," but he
warned apologies could become
"a con game" if not accompanied
by fair compensation.
Clarence J. TeSelle Professor
Martin J. McMahon Jr. was
quoted in The Gainesville Sun
March 5 in an article regarding
consumption taxes. McMahon
said retirees and families with
young children would be hardest
hit by a consumption tax.
Associate Director of the
Center on Children and Families
Sharon Rush was quoted in The
Sarasota Herald Tribune March 6
in a story on a self-professed neo-


Nazi whose wife runs an in-home
day care. Rush said that "not tell-
ing the parents is troublesome,
but that the issues of free speech
and parental rights arising from
the case make the issue difficult
to resolve.
Stephen C. O'Connell Profes-
sor Christopher Slobogin was
mentioned in The Gainesville Sun
March 2 in an article on Roper
v. Simmons, in which the U.S.
Supreme Court overturned the
death penalty for people who
were juveniles at the time of their
crime. Slobogin's casebook on
criminal law and procedure was
cited by Justice Antonin Scalia in
his dissent in the case.
The UF Family Law Society
was featured in the March/
April edition of Children's Voice
magazine, published by the Child
Welfare League of America. The
story explains how FLS raised
money for the Children's Memo-
rial Flag Fund by selling bumper
stickers, magnets and lapel pins
to students and faculty during
the winter holidays.







Jackson to Get Bar's Pro Bono Award
For years, Legal Skills Professor Joseph Jackson has been a friend to Gainesville's homeless, both in and out of
court. Now he is being honored with the Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Award

Legal Skills Professor Joe Jackson and his wife, Lecturer Emeritus
Elizabeth McCulloch, load donated items into their car for distribution
to the homeless. Jackson's legal work with the homeless earned him
the 2005 President's Pro Bono Award from the Florida Bar.

Joe Jackson brings new meaning
to the term "homeless advocate."
Longtime Gainesville residents
know him as the tireless volun-
teer and activist who chaired the
city's Safe Space Task Force, the
body charged with finding new
housing options for the homeless.
Few know that Jackson, a legal
skills professor at UF's Levin
College of Law, also volunteers
his services as an attorney for the
city's poorest residents.
But Jackson's secret is out now
that the Florida Bar Association
has chosen him to receive the
President's Pro Bono Award for
the 8th Judicial Circuit, awarded

scholar in that field," Andrews said.
Review editors chose Eskridge
because he is "widely known as
the top leading scholar on the
issue of gay marriage," Andrews
said. He added that Eskridge
chose not to speak solely on the
topic of gay marriage.
"As I understand it, he is work-

each year to an outstanding at-
torney who has freely given time
to make legal services available to
the poor.
"Many of my pro bono cases
evolved from my volunteer work
with the homeless community,"
Jackson said. "Once people know
you, and know you're a lawyer,
word spreads pretty quickly."
Jackson stays in close contact
with the homeless commu-
nity through his work with the
HOME Van, a mobile home-
less outreach effort that makes
twice-weekly deliveries of food,
blankets and other supplies to
Gainesville's homeless residents.

ing on a book that outlines the
history of gay rights going back
to the Colonial period," Andrews
said. "The Miami/Dade ordinance
controversy is one of the themes
in that book."
The text of Eskridge's lecture
will be published in an upcoming
issue of the Florida Law Review.
The Dunwody Lecture is free and

That involvement led him
to take on a number of cases
involving individual homeless
people from settling probate
issues, to defending people on
misdemeanor charges, to fight-
ing a local library's decision to
ban a homeless person from its
Jackson has also done legal
work for local homeless agencies
advocates and service providers
- most notably to a group of
students who were threatened
with arrest after serving food
to the homeless on the steps of
Gainesville's City Hall. Jackson
helped mediate an agreement that
allowed the students to continue
their outreach on the property
of nearby Holy Trinity Episcopal
He also worked out a simi-
lar agreement with Tampa city
government when activists there
were arrested for serving food to
the homeless in a public park.
"This honor is richly deserved,"
said HOME volunteer Arupa
Freeman, "Joe not only provides
legal services for many home-
less people, but he is continually
defending the rights of service
providers to carry out our work."
Jackson will travel to Tallahas-
see April 7 to receive the award
in a ceremony held by the Bar
and the Justices of the Supreme

open to the public, though seating
is limited and will be available on a
first-come, first-served basis.
The Dunwody Distinguished
Lecture in Law series is funded by
gifts from the law firm of Dun-
wody, White and Landon, P.A.;
the law firm ofMershon Sawyer,
Johnston, Dunwody and Cole;
and the U.S. Sugar Corporation.

Dean's Luncheon
Series Begins
Hear former ABA President and
UF alumnus W. Reece Smith,
Jr. (JD 49) speak at noon
today, March 14, in the faculty
dining room.
The speech is the first event
in the Dean's Luncheon Series,
which brings distinguished UF
law alumni to campus to talk to
students on the topic of profes-
The event features a catered,
banquet-style lunch. All stu-
dents are invited to attend.
Seating at each of the lunches
is limited, and is available on a
first-come, first-served basis.
To register for any of the
lunches, e-mail your preferred
date to robinsone@law.ufl.edu.
Future speakers include U.S.
District Judge Stephan P.
Mickle (JD 70), who will speak
March 29; and George E.
"Buddy" Schulz, Jr. (JD 73),
a partner in Holland & Knight,
who will speak April 12.


College of Law
* Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean
* George L. Dawson,
Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs
* Stuart R. Cohn,
Associate Dean for
International Studies
* Thomas F. Cotter,
Associate Dean for
Faculty Development
* Michael K. Friel,
Associate Dean 8
Director, Graduate
Tax Program
* M. Kathleen "Kathie"
Price, Associate Dean
for Library and
* 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
* J. Michael Patrick,
Assistant Dean for
* Donald J. Hale,
Senior Director of
Development and
Alumni Affairs
* Debra D. Amirin,
Director of

* Tim Lockette,
Editor, FlaLaw

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Adventure Awaits in Costa Rica
A UF law program gives students the chance to study environmental law in an unspoiled natural paradise

If you're a student with an
interest in international law,
comparative Latin American
law, environmental law, or
alternative dispute resolution
(in a cross-cultural context),
you should consider the UF
law Costa Rica Program. The
program is unique in its applied
and field- oriented approach, its
cultural and geographic diver-
sity and its affordability.
The cost of the trip is lower
than you might think. Round
trip air fare to Costa Rica
from Miami and Orlando can
be found for under $300, a
homestay program offers room
and board (including two meals
a day) for around $800 for six
weeks, and tuition for up to six
credits is capped at $2,200.
For your efforts, you are
rewarded with abundant
chances to experience tropical
nature, including Pacific and
Caribbean beaches, white-
water rivers, active volcanoes,

rain forests and cloud forests.
The program fee includes
one field trip to the remote
beachfront biological research
station of the Caribbean
Conservation Corporation,
where students participate in
the world's longest-running
tagging program for nest-
ing sea turtles in the world.

The application deadline is
March 18. Interested stu-
dents should contact Program
Director Tom Ankersen at
392-2237 or ankersen@law.
ufl.edu or Student Affairs
Coordinator Noemar Castro
at 392-0421 or castro@law.

14 Career Services: One
Quick Question, 10:30
a.m., courtyard

Dean's Luncheon Series
with W. Reece Smith, Jr.,
noon, faculty dining room

15 Family and Children's
Law Certificate Program
informational meeting,
noon, faculty dining room

Law School Democrats
general meeting and gay
rights discussion, 5 p.m.,
room 285

16 Career Services: Judicial
Law Clerk Workshop,
noon, faculty dining room

"State ofJMBA" address,
noon, Bailey Courtroom

Career Services: Judicial
Process Lecture Series
#2, 6 p.m., faculty dining

Mandatory LEXIS train-
ing for students in Legal
Research and Writing. See
page 4 of FlaLaw for full

17 Career Services: Inter-
viewing from a Multicul-
tural Perspective, 11 a.m.,
faculty dining room

Law School Democrats
Environmental Lunch
Forum, 11 a.m., Bailey

18 Dunwody Lecture, 11
a.m. room 180A

Barrister's Ball, 8 p.m.
Sweetwater Branch Inn

Professionalism Sympo-
sium, 9 a.m., rooms 285C
and 180A