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    Career Services
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    Events and opportunities
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    People, scholarship and activities
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Spring Lecture to Address History of Slavery
University of Tulsa Law Professor Paul Finkelman, author of several books and articles about slavery and the
Constitution, will deliver the Spring Lecture for the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations.

A leading authority on the his-
tory of slavery will be the speaker
at this year's Spring Lecture host-
ed by the Center for the Study of
Race and Race Relations.
Paul Finkelman, the Chap-
man Distinguished Professor at
the University of Tulsa's College
of Law, will deliver a speech
titled "Affirmative Action for the
Master Class: Understanding the
Proslavery Constitution and Its
Implications for 21st Century
America" at 1 p.m. April 11 in
the teaching classroom at Emer-
son Alumni Hall.
"I'll be talking about the ways
in which the Constitutional
Convention protected slavery,"
Finkelman said. "Slavery was
incorporated into almost every
facet of the government, includ-
ing the creation of the Electoral
College, which gave added power
to slaveholding states."
Finkelman is author of several
books and articles on slavery and
the Constitution, including the
2003 volume Defending Slavery:
Proslavery Thought in the Old
South and the 2001 book Slavery
and the Founders: Race and Lib-
erty in the Age of J'ff;' 3on.
He also has written exten-
sively on a wide range of other

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4 Events
8 Calendar

topics, from the relation-
ship between baseball and
the rule of law (Finkel-
man served as an expert
witness in the lawsuit
over ownership of the ball
used in Barry Bonds' 73rd
home run in 2001) to the
display of the Ten Com-
mandments and other
religious monuments on
public property (his work
was cited in briefs before
the Supreme Court in two
Commandments cases this
"We selected Professor
Finkelman for this year's
Spring Lecture because
he has a background in both
law and history," said Professor
Katheryn Russell-Brown, director
of the CSRRR. "One of the goals
of the center is to showcase the
work of race scholars from vari-
ous disciplines."
Now in its second year, the
Spring Lecture is rapidly becom-
ing one of the CSRRR's most
important events. According to
Russell-Brown, the lecture series
was envisioned as "an annual
event that would feature scholars
who offer novel, critical ap-
proaches to race in America."

Moot Court
Final Four


"The Spring Lecture is one of
our signature events," said Rus-
sell-Brown. "We are particularly
interested in having speakers
whose work is interdisciplinary."
Last year's lecture was deliv-
ered by George Washington
University Law Professor Paul
Butler, who spoke on critiques
of the criminal justice system
found in the lyrics of hip-hop
This year's lecture is free and
open to the public. Seating is
limited and attendees are urged
to arrive early.

Apply Now
For Clinics

Symposium to
Examine Culture
as a Criminal
When can a "black rage"
defense help a client facing
a criminal charge? Should a
defendant raised in a foreign
culture be excused for criminal
acts acceptable in that
culture? And does a "battered
woman" defense clash with
feminist values?
These questions and more will
be discussed at this year's
Culture and Crime Symposium,
to be held April 2.
Sponsored by the American
Bar Association's Criminal
Justice Section and its Section
on Individual Rights and Re-
sponsibilities, the symposium
will address the use of culture
as a criminal defense.
Scheduled speakers include
New York University Law
Professor Holly Maguigan,
author of a 1995 article that
contended that feminists and
multiculturalists were on a colli-
sion course on the use of cul-
ture in the criminal courtroom;
and defense attorney Edi Faal,
who successfully used a "mob
contagion" defense in repre-
senting a defendant charged in
the beating of Reginald Denny.
The event is free to all UF
law students and faculty with
registration. For information,
contact Barbara DeVoe at

Awards Gala April 7,
Nominations Due
Dean Robert Jerry, Associ-
ate Dean Gail Sasnett and
Assistant Dean Linda Calvert
Hanson will be among those
recognizing students and
student organizations who give
their time to help others at a
Volunteer Awards Gala April 7.
The Center for Career Services,
Office of Student Affairs,
John Marshall Bar Association
and Law College Council have
teamed up to transform the an-
nual Career Services Pro Bono
Brunch into an elegant evening
invitation-only affair in the
Reitz Student Union Arredondo
Room. They also have added
five new recognition categories
in addition to honoring stu-
dents who donate 35 hours or
more through UF's pro bono or
community service projects.
Anyone may submit a nomina-
tion for the new awards,
which will be presented to one
student from each class year
and to two student organiza-
tions. Judges will consider
impact to the community and
law school, dedication of time,
and, if appropriate, funds
raised. Nomination packets are
available in Career Services and
Student Affairs or by contact-
ing Student Affairs Coordinator
Noemar Castro at castro@law.
ufl.edu, and must be turned
into Career Services by 5 p.m.
March 24.
"They are friends, classmates
or coworkers. They attend
classes with you, live in your
community and give back to
their communities in so many
ways. They don't look for gain
or glory; they just do it because
it needs to be done and because
they care," said Castro. "The
law school wants to recognize
these heroes in our midst."


Hints to help you in the legal profession

New Application
Process for Federal
Students seeking federal judicial
clerkships should take note:
procedures for applying for those
clerkships have changed. The
changes were instituted here at
the Levin College of Law, as well
as by the judges themselves. To
be competitive for these coveted
post-graduation positions, you
need to know the following new

Reduced Mail,
Increased Chances
In past years, UF law students
individually mailed their applica-
tion materials for judicial clerk-
ships themselves to the respective
federal judges along with their
letters of recommendation if
those letters were ready. When
recommendation letters weren't
ready on time, recommenders
would typically mail them di-
rectly to the judges. The increase
in mail created an extra workload
for judicial staff at a time when,
due to security concerns, mail
sorting was already growing more
complicated. As a result, federal
judges have asked law schools
to send one package per school
containing all of that school's
completed applications.
The Center for Career Services
is striving to comply with judges'
wishes. Center staff believe this
will increase each applicant's
chance of being accepted, while
saving applicants the money they
would otherwise spend on post-
age. The center will coordinate
the collection of letters of recom-
mendation from your selected
professors, insert them into your
application package, and send
them via Federal Express to the

Every semester, students at the Levin College of Law seek highly-
competitive federal clerkships. Federal clerks selected last semester
include (from left) Cory Andrews, Michael Sayer, Amanda Reid, Janelle
Weber, Scott Bauries and Ted Afield.

judges. If you are applying to 30
judges or fewer, this service is
free. The center will charge $2 for
every application over the 30-ap-
plication limit to defray shipping
costs. Please note these proce-
dures only apply to federal judges
following the federal hiring plan.
The center cannot take part in
any application to a federal judge
who establishes deadlines outside
the hiring plan.

Letters of
Faculty Recommendations:
Third-year students will meet
with faculty members (includ-
ing clinic and legal skills faculty)
from whom they seek letters of
recommendation. They will pro-
vide each faculty member with a
copy of their resume and other
materials helpful to the professor
in distinguishing the student and
speaking to their strengths. The
student also will provide each rec-
ommender with an Excel spread-
sheet list containing the names
and addresses of each judge with

whom they wish to apply, on a
CD or floppy disk to facilitate
the mail merge. Students may be
able to use the Federal Law Clerk
Information System to download
this information directly into an
Excel spreadsheet. The deadline
for requests for letters of recom-
mendation is Friday, April 15.
Non-Faculty Recommenda-
tions: Students sometimes obtain
letters of recommendation from
professionals outside the law
school. When considering recom-
menders, find people prefer-
ably legal employers or judges for
whom you have externed who
can write a strong and enthusias-
tic letter of recommendation on
your analytical skills, research and
writing ability as well as personal
qualities. Remember that judicial
law clerks work in close quarters
under time constraints and must
be able to consistently produce
carefully researched and well
reasoned work. The non-faculty
letters of recommendation should
be provided in a sealed envelope
addressed to the particular judge

with the words "RECOMMEN-
DATION FOR (your name)" on
the bottom left corner. You will
need to have the recommenda-
tions in hand by Aug. 22 in order
to have them included in the
packet sent by Career Services.

Completing Your Packet
After you've collected your
letters of recommendation, you
should assemble all other materi-
als requested by each particular
judge. Typically this includes
cover letters, resumes, writing
samples, lists of references, and
copies of official law school
transcripts, which would all be
placed in an unsealed, 8 /2 x 11
envelope. On the front of the
8 /2 x 11 envelope positioned
vertically, you will print your
name on the left top corner and
the judge's name on the top right
corner to facilitate sorting and
assembly. This process will be
repeated for each judge to whom
you are applying. Then provide
all packets to Career Services by
the application processing dead-
line of Aug. 22 along with your
judicial application form. Career
Services will insert your faculty
letters of recommendation into
their respective envelopes and
send the material to the judges
for arrival Sept. 6.

New Hiring Plan
Federal courts (except for the
U.S. Supreme Court) have a new
hiring plan, which is supported
by the Levin College of Law.
Provisions of the plan include:

* Only third-year law students and
alumni are eligible to apply for
federal clerkships and post-gradu-
ation employment opportunities.
* Except for vacancies in the cur-
rent calendar year that must be
filled promptly, clerkship appli-
cations are confined to the fall.
* Student clerkship applications
can be received by the federal
judges no earlier than Sept.
6, unless it is for a current or
mid-year vacancy.
* Graduates can apply prior to
the day after Labor Day.
* Full details of the hiring plan
along with the timing guidelines
are available at http://www.cadc.
State Court Clerkships
While the changes mentioned
above focus on federal clerkships,
be aware that a wider range of
state- and local-level judicial
clerkships also provide highly
rewarding opportunities and are
less competitive. Typically, the
time frame for these positions is

less rigid. Applications will be ac-
cepted beginning in Fall 2005 for
a two-year clerkship to begin in
fall 2006 with Florida Supreme
Court Justices Barbara Pariente,
Raoul Cantero III, and R. Fred
Lewis. There also are positions
with openings in September
2005 and an immediate open-
ing for a career staff attorney for
Justice R. Fred Lewis. Full details
on these positions are available
at www.flcourts.org/pubinfo/jus-
tices/lawclerks/index.html. Ad-
ditionally, numerous trial court
staff attorney positions and clerk-
ships with Florida's district courts
of appeal are regularly posted
under "employment" on the Flor-
ida Courts site at www.flcourts.
org/. Students interested in
judicial clerkships in other states
will want to consult the 2005
Guide to State Judicial Clerk-
ships, compiled by the Vermont
Law School, available in Career
Services and accessible online
at http://vermontlaw.edu/career
(contact Career Services for the
password to the site.) All students
interested in further exploring
judicial clerkships are encouraged
to schedule an appointment with
Carol Kuczora or Linda Calvert

Career Services Events This Week

The Successful
Summer Associate
Learn how to make the most of
your summer associate position
in a meeting March 24 at 11 a.m.
in the Bailey Courtroom. The
event is sponsored by Career Ser-
vices and the firm of Quarles and
Brady, which will provide lunch.

Solo Practitioner Tips
Join Career Services and Guest
Speakers Michelle Smith (JD 02)
and Bonita Young (JD 97) at noon
March 23 in the Bailey Courtroom

to discuss the real-world aspects
of opening your own practice. The
meeting is sponsored by LEXIS,
which will provide lunch.

Judicial Process
Lecture Series
Incoming Associate Dean for
Faculty Development Lyrissa
Lidsky will talk to future judicial
externs about ethics and profes-
sionalism in the court system at
6 p.m. March 23 in the faculty
dining room. This is the third in
a five-class series that is manda-

tory for Summer 2005 and Fall
2005 judicial externs. All stu-
dents, however, are welcome.

One Quick Question
Career Services Director Jessie
Howell Wallace will be avail-
able from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. today, March 21, in the
courtyard to answer your ques-
tions about externships, mock
interviews, resumes, cover letters,
career development suggestions
and more. Stop wondering and
ask that pressing question.

Interest Rates
Rising, Lock In
Interest rates are now at an
all-time low for Federal Student
Loans. This will change July 1,
when 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.

The Attorney-CPA Founda-
tion now offers scholarships
to law students entering
their third year of law
school who have obtained
a CPA certificate. This year
the Foundation will award
amounts ranging from $250
to $1,000 to 10 students
who will graduate from law
school in 2006.
Applicants will be evaluated
based upon their academic
performance, leadership in
the school and community,
and need for assistance in
completing their studies.
Scholarship applications
should be postmarked by
April 30. Applications are
available online at www.
attorney-cpa.com or from
Financial Aid Coordinator
Carol Huber in 164 Holland




Another Reason
to Hate Spam
As of Oct. 1, 2005, students
at UF will no longer be able to
forward their Gatorlink e-mail
to third-party addresses, the
university announced last
UF administrators rely on
Gatorlink to disseminate
important announcements to all
UF students. But the growing
problem of spam has forced
many e-mail providers to install
spam-blocking software that
blocks messages from the un-
versity. The result is that many
students miss important news
about events on campus.
Students will still be able to
forward Gatorlink accounts to
other e-mail accounts with ufl.
edu addresses.

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
attending 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, Fla. area and
plan to return to Jacksonville to
practice law.
Applications are available from
Financial Aid Coordinator Carol
Huber at 164 Holland Hall. Ap-
plications are due April 15.

Are you in a band? Do you
know someone in law school who
is? Well, put down your restate-
ments and pick up your guitar
for the Association for Public
Interest Law's annual fundraiser,
LawLawPalooza, on April 6 at
the Purple Porpoise. All funds
raised will go to APILs sum-
mer scholarship program, which
funds law students who work in
unpaid public interest summer
jobs. This year the event will
include the first UF law school
Battle of the Bands. For more
information, contact Dina Finkel
(dfinkel@ufl.edu) March 25.

LAW Clothing Drive
The Law Association for Women
(LAW) is holding a clothing drive.
All items will be donated to the
Peaceful Paths Women's Shelter.
All law students, faculty and staff
are encouraged to bring new or
gently used clothes and toiletries

(lotions, sample make-up, hair dry
ers, etc.) to the LAW table on Tues-
days in the courtyard. Donations
are needed for males and females
of all ages. Baby clothing and baby
items are especially needed.

Law student David Oliver
(2L) deployed to Afghanistan
with the U.S. Army on March
21. Oliver is expected to return
in time for Fall 2006 semester
and finish his degree.

Apply for Blue Key
UF law students have one day
to get in their applications for
Florida Blue Key, UF's oldest and
most distinguished leadership or-
ganization. Applications are avail-
able in room 312 of Reitz Union,
and are due March 22. Appli-
cants must be full time students,
have at least two semesters at UF,
have demonstrated leadership in
extracurricular activities at UF,
and have at least a 2.0 GPA.

Senior Class Gift
The Class Gift Committee will
begin tabling on the concourse
starting today, March 21. All

JLPP Welcomes
The Journal of Law e Public
Policy welcomes its Spring 2005
Write-On Invitees: Kenneth
Angell, Sabrina Brooks, Lacey
Diggs, Michael James, Brian
Roof, John Siebert, Edward Volz,
Jonathon Wallace and Susan

Title Examination
On April 1 at 12:30 p.m., the
Office of Student Affairs will
hold a title examination work-
shop for interested students.
David Mesnekofffrom the
Attorneys Title Fund will do the
presentation. The workshop will
be held in room 180A.


Student Deploys to
LawLawPalooza Is Back Afghanistan

graduating seniors are encour-
aged to stop by to learn more
about the importance of the class
gift and the need for donations.

Inventor Speaks
The Intellectual Property and
Technology Law Association
will meet at 6 p.m. March 23
in Room 355C. The meeting
features guest speaker Dr. Rich-
ard Melker, who will speak on
patents and product develop-
ment from an inventor's point
of view.
Melker invented vanishing
sunscreen, a product that was
originally rejected by major
sunscreen manufacturers manu-
facturers that later went on to
develop their own versions of the
same product. Melker took the
sunscreen companies to court for
patent infringement and won.

Music Night 2005
Students are invited to attend
Music Night 2005 at Dean Rob-
ert Jerry's home 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 dessert plus
agree to perform one musical
piece (play an instrument, sing a
song, etc.). Each participant can
bring one guest. Some faculty
will be participating 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.

JLPP Now Available
The April 2005 issue of the Jour-
nal ofLaw and Public Policy is now

Moot Court Final Four Argue

Before Federal Judges
Students, faculty and family members packed room 180A last week to watch as four newly-picked
Moot Court team members argued before a panel of federal judges in the 22nd Annual Raymer E
Maguire Moot Court Final Four Competition.
Officiating at this year's event were Judges John Godbold and Peter Fay, senior judges for the
United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; and Judges Patricia Fawsett, James Moody and
Steven Merryday, from the Middle District of Florida.
Arguing for the petitioner were Jarrett Deluca (2L) and Chris Dix (2L). Gina Civin (2L) and
Kelly Moore (2L) argued on behalf of the respondent, with Joe Darr (2L) as alternate.
Judge Peter Fay praised each of the competitors and announced that the award for Best Team
went to Petitioners Deluca and Dix. Best Oralist was awarded to Deluca, Best Brief to Moore
and Best Overall to Dix.
"I was thrilled to get this opportunity some attorneys go their whole career without argu-
ing before such distinguished judges," Deluca said. "Final Four has been the pinnacle of my
law school experience."

Articles in this issue cover a
wide array of topics ranging from
recent developments in Fourth
Amendment jurisprudence to
the long-term effects of pharma-
ceutical reimportation. The issue
also discusses merging trends in
entrapment and immigration law
and surveys the effects of laws
recently instituted to prevent ter-
rorist attacks and cope with the
exigencies of war.
For individual copies or subscrip-
tion information, contact Staff Edi-

tor Victoria A Redd at reddva@law.
ufl.edu or at 392-4980.

Environmental Moot
Court Tryouts
Interested in environmental
law? Want to hone your brief-
writing and appellate advocacy
skills? Try out for the Environ-
mental Moot Court team and
represent UF at the National
Environmental Moot Court
Competition in February 2006
in White Plains, New York.

Tryouts involve submission of
a resume and a writing sample
(appellate advocacy brief or
other), and preparing and giving
a 7-minute oral argument based
on a brief you are provided. There
will be an informational meeting
March 24 at noon in Room 355D.
The application deadline is Friday,
April 1. For more information,
contact Professor Alyson Flournoy
at flournoy@law.ufl.edu or 392-

Financial Aid
To be considered for summer
financial aid, you must have a
completed 2004-05 FAFSA on
file with UF and have indicated
you will be enrolled for Summer
2005 for a minimum of three
credit hours for J.D. students
and four credit hours for gradu-
ate students.
The yearly limit on Federal Di-
rect Loans is $18,500. Many
students may be unable to
meet expected summer enroll-
ment costs with their remain-
ing eligibility for this type loan.
Options for additional summer
funding include limited Federal
Perkin's loan funds, private
student loans and Federal
Work Study.
For information or to review aid
options, contact Financial Aid
Coordinator Carol Huber in164
Holland Hall.

Apply Now for
Fall Aid
Now is the time to apply for aid
for the 2005-06 academic year.
Students are encouraged to
apply online to save processing
time and reduce errors through
the system's built-in editing for-
mat. Just go to www.FAFSA.
ed.gov and follow the instruc-
tions. You can then check the
status of your application and
make corrections online.




Chesterfield Smith Professor
Michael W. Gordon delivered
an address on "Free Trade is a
Myth" to the Santa Fe Com-
munity College International
Business Breakfast in Gainesville.
An article discussing the lecture
appeared the following day in
The Gainesville Sun.
Associate Professor Cally
Jordan made a presentation
on "Corporate Groups and
Corporate Governance" at the
2005 Annual Symposium of the
University of Wisconsin Inter-
national Law Journal, Economic
Globalization and Corporate
Governance, in Madison, Wis.
March 11.
Professor Lyrissa Lidsky was
appointed Associate Dean for
Faculty Development, effective
in May. She replaces Professor
Thomas Cotter, who has ac-
cepted a position at Washington
and Lee University.
Professor Don Peters pub-
lished "Do Moving Lips Indicate
that Lawyers are Lying when
Negotiating and Mediating," in 9
Conflict Management 22 (Winter
2005). He also served on the
ABA site visit team in Dallas,
Texas, on Feb. 21-23.
Richard E. Nelson Professor
Michael Allan Wolf spoke at an
Albany Law School conference
on urban sprawl issues March 9,
and was quoted in The Albany
Times-Union the next day. Wolf
said communities should come
up with ways to guide develop-
ment in forms developers would
Gator TeamChild Director
Claudia Wright and TeamChild
Social Worker Karen Keroac
provided in-service training on

children's rights to the nurses
of the Florida Department of
Health's Children's Medical Ser-
vices in Gainesville March 8.

In the News
Gerald A Sohn Scholar/Profes-
sor Jeffrey Davis was quoted in
a March 13 Miami Herald story
regarding the Brasota Mortgage
Co., which appointed a receiver
to handle its financial issues. In
the article, Davis explains the
receiver is replacing the existing
managers and is only obligated to
act as a fiduciary.
Associate Director of the
Institute for Dispute Resolution
Alison Gerencser was one of the
subjects of a March 15 Indepen-
dent Florida Alligator story and a
March 13 Gainesville Sun story,
both on Santa Fe Community
College's Woman of Distinction
Award. Gerencser was one of six
women honored with the award
March 15.
Research Associate Richard
Hamann was quoted in a March
14 Gainesville Sun story about
legislation intended to protect
Florida's springs.
Lecturer Clifford Jones and
Professor Joseph Little appeared
on WESH Channel 2 in Orlando
March 11, commenting on the
indictment of Orlando Mayor
Buddy Dyer on alleged violations
of election law. Jones was also
interviewed by WMFE Radio
in Orlando on the same topic
March 13.
Alumni Research Scholar/
Professor Joseph Little
was quoted in a March
9 (Ft. Lauderdale)
Sun-Sentinel story
about a call for federal
review of the Terry Schaivo
case. Little also commented


the case in a news story that ap-
peared on WUFT-TV March 16.
Director of the Center for
Governmental Responsibility/
Professor Jon Mills was quoted
in a March 13 Palm Beach Post
story about the public's access to
courtroom documents and its re-
lation to Internet-based identity
theft. Mills recalled the passing
of the state's sunshine law and
stated, "I don't think we really
envisioned there would be these
giant companies collecting all
this information and selling it."
Assosciate Dean for Students
Gail Sasnett appeared on WCJB
TV 20 in a feature on Hogtown
Creek. Sasnett spoke as president
of Women for Wise Growth. The
group organized a tour of the
Hogtown Creek from Westwood
Park to Haile Sink, discussing the
impact of city development on
Hogtown Creek.
Center on Children and Fami-
lies Director Barbara Bennett
Woodhouse spoke on air with
WUFT-TV March 10 on a court
ruling that the state of Florida
could not delay the removal of
Terry Schaivo's feeding tube.
Student Erika Zimmerman
was mentioned in an article on
the website of the ABA's Envi-
ronmental and Land Use Law
Section. The article was about a
paper by Zimmerman that won
the NYUEnvironmental Law
journal's Environmental Essay







Apply Now for Summer and Fall Clinics

Students can earn valuable experience through UF's law clinics. The
deadline to register for Summer and Fall 2005 clinics is March 22.

Time is running out for stu-
dents who want to apply for UF
law clinics in the summer or fall.
Applications for all clinics
are due in the Office of Student
Affairs by 5 p.m. March 22. In-
formational sheets on clinics are
available in Student Affairs and
the clinic located in Bruton-Geer
Hall. Students can apply for the
following programs:
Criminal Clinic (Fall or Summer
2005): The Criminal Clinic will
be offered in a variety of locations.
Before the start of the summer/fall
term, students must have completed
48 credit hours, Trial Practice or
Trial Advocacy, Police Practices and
Adversary Systems. Applicants are
also required to attend a mandatory
meeting before the clinic begins.
It is important to note that the
Criminal Clinic requires 30 hours
in addition to class time in the sum-
mer, and 20 hours in addition to
class time in the fall.
Full Representation Civil
Clinic (Fall 2005 or Summer
2005): There is no clinic prep
requirement for this clinic, but
the first three weeks of the semes-
ter are known as the "Intensive
Seminar" and require 20 hours of
class time per week.
Mediation Clinic (Fall 2005):
There are no prerequisites for this
clinic. The first two-and-a-half

weeks consist of an Intensive
Seminar of 40 class hours, which
is scheduled around other cours-
es. Students must be available on
Friday mornings for mediations
conducted downtown.
Trial Practice (Fall 2005):
Fifth-semester students have
priority for this clinic. Remaining
slots will be filled by fourth- and
sixth-semester students, in that
order. Register for Trial Practice
during your registration appoint-
ment time. A wait list will be
available in Student Affairs, which
will be arranged according to reg-
istration priority and posted after
the registration period.
Juvenile Prep/Juvenile Clinic
(Fall 2005): This is a two-se-
mester sequence. Students take
Juvenile Clinic Prep in Fall
2005 and Juvenile Clinic in
Spring 2006. Registration for
the sequence is by application to
Juvenile Clinic Prep. Preference
is given to fifth-semester students
who have taken Child, Parent &
the State; Family Law; Evidence;
Trial Practice or Trial Advocacy;
Juvenile Externships; Family Law
Judicial Externships or Domestic
Violence Externships.
Pro Se Clinic Prep/Pro Se
Clinic (Fall 2005): This is also a
two-semester sequence. Students
take Pro Se Clinic Prep in Fall 2005

and Pro Se Clinic in Spring 2006.
Registration for the two semester
sequence is by application to Pro
Se Clinic Prep. Preference is given
to fifth semester students who have
taken Child, Parent & the State;
Family Law; Evidence; Trial Practice
or Trial Advocacy; Family Law Judi-
cial Clerk Externships or Domestic
Violence Externships.
Child Welfare Clinic Prep
(Fall 2005): This is a two-semes-
ter clinic. The first semeter will
include a prep class and onsite
clinical orientation for six credits.
The second semester will consist
of a clinic lab for three credits.
Preference will be given to fifth
semester students who have taken
Child, Parent, & State; Family
Law; Advanced Topics in Family
Law Seminar or a Juvenile/Fam-
ily Law externship. For additional
information about this clinic,
please contact Legal Skills Profes-
sor Monique Haughton-Worrell
at Haughton@law.ufl.edu.
Conservation Clinic (Fall
2005): The Conservation Clinic
accepts a limited number of
applicants for Fall. Applicants
must have completed three
semesters of law school. Prefer-
ence will be given to students
who have enrolled, or intend
to enroll, in the Environmental
and Land Use Law Certificate
Program. Students with Spanish
and/or Portugese language skills
are encouraged to apply. Inter-
ested students are encouraged
to consult with Conservation
Clinic Director Tom Ankersen
prior to applying. Students may
learn more and download or
submit an application online
at www.law.ufl.edu/cgr/clinic.
Applications are also available in
the Student Affairs Office (164
Holland Hall) and the Center
for Governmental Responsibility
(230 Bruton Geer).

Mickle to Speak in
Dean's Luncheon
U.S. District Judge Stephan
P. Mickle will talk to UF law
students about professional-
ism in the next installment of
the Dean's Luncheon Series
March 29.
A UF law alumnus, Mickle was
the first African-American to
earn an undergraduate degree
from the university, the first
African-American to practice
law in Alachua County, and
the first judge from Gainesville
- black or white to sit on
Florida's First District Court
of Appeal. Since 1998, he has
served as a federal judge for
Florida's Northern District.
Seating at the lunch is limited,
and is available on a first-come,
first-served basis. The event
features a catered, banquet-
style lunch.To register for
the event, send an e-mail to

We Note With
Law student Vicky Hanners
passed away March 15. She
was 54.
Hanners entered law school
in 1995. She left law school
in 1996 to obtain a masters
degree in education and to
teach. In 2004, she returned to
the Levin College of Law.
She is survived by a 16-year-
old son.


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 E
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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CCF Holds Annual Conference
Supporters of the Center on Children and Families gather to discuss the need for multidisciplinary collaboration
in child advocacy

The Center on Children and
Families held its annual confer-
ence at Emerson Alumni Hall
on Friday, March 11. The day-
long event combined a morning
meeting of the center's Advisory
Board with an afternoon round-
table that brought together UF
faculty from multiple disci-
The conference focused on
a multidisciplinary approach
to child advocacy, with the
ultimate goal of training family
lawyers to incorporate social
science perspectives into their
legal advocacy. The center's re-
cent partnership with First Star,
a national non-profit organiza-
tion dedicated to advancing
child advocacy, has brought
funding and focus to UF law
professors and students working
toward a more effective multi-
disciplinary advocacy system.
Center Directors and Law
Professors Nancy Dowd and

Supporters of the Center on Children and Families gathered March
11 for the center's annual conference. Those in attendance included
(top row, from left) Legal Skills Professor Monique Haughton
Worrell, Children's Fellow Whitney Untiedt, Professor Barbara
Woodhouse, Children's Fellows Corinne Stashuk and Najah Gibson
and First Star Public Policy Program Manager Erika Germer, as
well as (bottom row, from left) Children's Fellows Jenna Partin and
Cathy Ambersley.

Barbara Woodhouse, along with
Dr. David Suchman of the UF
Counseling Center, moderated
the discussions and encouraged
the participants to think outside
the box.

"The legal system fails to
recognize non-Anglo cultures,"
UF anthropology professor
Elizabeth Guilette said. "It needs
a lesson in cultural competency.


21 Career Services: One
Quick Question, 10:30
a.m-12:30 p.m., courtyard

23 Intellectual Property and
Technology Law Associa-
tion, 6 p.m., room 355C

Career Services: Life As A
Solo Practitioner, noon,
Bailey Courtroom

Career Services: Judicial
Process Lecture Series,
Class #3, 6 p.m. 7:30
p.m., faculty dining room

24 Career Services: The Suc-
cessful Summer Associate,
11 a.m, Bailey Courtroom

Environmental Moot
Court Informational
Meeting, noon, 355D

28 Career Services: One
Quick Question, 10:30
a.m. 12:30 p.m., court-

29 Dean's Luncheon Series
with Judge Stephan
Mickle, time TBA, faculty
dining room

30 Career Services: Careers
in Health Law, noon,
faculty dining room

Career Services: Judicial
Process Lecture Series,
Class #4, 6 p.m.-7:30
p.m., faculty dining room

31 Career Services: The Un-
licensed Practice of Law,
noon, room 285B