$1.5M boost for corporate law
 Career Services
 Events and opportunities
 People, scholarship and activi...
 UF students hold key positions...


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Table of Contents
    $1.5M boost for corporate law
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    Career Services
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        Page 3
    Events and opportunities
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        Page 5
    People, scholarship and activities
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    UF students hold key positions in NBLSA
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$1.5M Boost for Corporate Law
UF law alumni John and Mary Lou Dasburg endow a professorship in corporate law

John Dasburg

Two alumni of the Levin
College of Law are giving
the law school a record sum
to endow a professorship in
corporate law.
John (JD 73) and Mary Lou
(JD 80) Dasburg are giving
$1.5 million the largest sum
the school has ever received for
a professorship.
"This professorship will help
us recruit and retain the very
best faculty, which is vitally im-
portant to our future quality,"
said Dean Robert Jerry. "It will
also support an area of great

2 Career Services
4 Events
8 Calendar

curricular importance
corporate law, in
both its national
and international
The gift comes as
UF begins its Faculty
Challenge, a univer-
sity-wide campaign to
raise $150 million to
give faculty the tools
they need to enhance
classroom instruction
and conduct world-
class research.
The Dasburgs' gift
will be matched with
$250,000 from a
special fund set up
through the Faculty Challenge
initiative, and also is eligible
for matching funds from the
State of Florida Major Gifts
Trust Fund.
The professorship will be
called the John H. and Mary
Lou Dasburg Professorship
Fund. Income from the fund
will support a faculty member
in the area of corporate law,
including national and interna-
tional law relating to business
and business transactions.
"This significant show
of financial support by the

Dasburgs further highlights
their long-term commitment
to higher education," said UF
President Bernie Machen.
The Dasburgs are among
the law school's most promi-
nent alumni. John Dasburg is
chairman, president, CEO and
co-owner of ASTAR Air Cargo,
Inc., in Miami though he
is perhaps best known to UF
faculty and staff as a former
member of the university's
Board of Trustees and current
vice-chair of the Florida Board
of Governors.
Dasburg also has headed
some of the nation's best-
known corporations. He has
served as president of Mar-
riott Lodging Group, CEO
of Northwest Airlines, and
president, chairman and CEO
of Burger King Corp.
"John Dasburg has had a very
successful career in the top lev-
els of national and international
business, and he understands
the advantages of having a law
degree in the business world,"
Dean Jerry said. "It's particu-
larly fitting that the Dasburgs
would choose to focus their
efforts on corporate law."

UF Students in Recruitment
Top Ranks of Team Seeks
NBLSA Members


Time to Renew
Parking Decals
Campus parking decals for
this school year expire May 1.
To get a new decal by then,
faculty and staff should place
their orders by April 15.
To purchase a decal in person,
go to the Transportation and
Parking office at the corner of
Mowry Road and Gale Lem-
erand Drive (formerly North-
South Drive).
Eligible employees can apply
online, through payroll deduc-
tion, at www.parking.ufl.edu.
The website also has instruc-
tions for applying by mail.

CSRRR Spring
Lecture Today
This year's Spring Lecture,
sponsored by the Center for the
Study of Race and Race Rela-
tions, will be held today, April
11, at 1 p.m. in the Teaching
Classroom at Emerson Alumni
Speaker Paul Finkelman, the
Chapman Distinguished Profes-
sor of Law at the University of
Tulsa's law school, will speak
on "Affirmative Action for the
Master Class: Understanding
the Proslavery Constitution
and Its Implications for 21st
Century America." The speech
is free and open to the public.

Hints to help you in the legal profession

CCF Seeks New
Children's Fellows
The Center on Children and
Families is taking applications
from students who have com-
pleted three or more semesters
for appointment as Children's
Fellows for the 2005-2006
academic year. The purpose of
the Children's Fellow program
is to recruit and mentor stu-
dents who are interested in ad-
vocacy for children and youth.
Children's Fellows help organize
and host the center's annual
conference, attend meetings of
the center's faculty, and work
with faculty on research and
writing projects such as amicus
briefs and position papers on
issues of current importance.
Fellows also gather regularly to
discuss their projects and hear
from guest speakers from the
children's advocacy community.
Each Children's Fellow receives
a honorarium of $1,000 upon
completion of the fellowship.
Fellows can expect to devote
approximately 150 hours over
the course of the year to CCF-
related activities.
Applicants should send
an e-mail describing their
backgrounds and interests to
Program Coordinator Debbie
Kelley, at kelley@law.ufl.edu.
For more information about the
center call 392-7576 or log on
to www.law.ufl.edu/centers/


Reduced Staff in Career Pro Bono Opportunities
Services April 19-22 Pro bono work is an extremely

The Center for Career Services
will be short-staffed April 19-22
due to professional development
training. However, Assistant
Directors Carol Kuczora and
Leonard Grill will be in the office
to answer questions and perform
exit interviews for May graduates.

Career Services Exit
Students graduating next
month should sign up for a 10-
minute, strictly confidential exit
interview with a Career Services
counselor. Exit interviews can
be scheduled any time between
April 20 and graduation.
These meetings will help
you, Career Services and the
law school by providing accu-
rate graduation statistics to be
reported to the ABA and NALP.
The interviews also can be helpful
to students who are still evaluat-
ing their opportunities.

Symplicity Update
The new software system,
Symplicity, should be up and
running as of this week. If your
e-mail address in eAttorney was
correct, you should have received
an e-mailed password already. If
not, you need to contact Career
Services directly at careers@law.
ufl.edu and request your pass-
As previously reported, Sym-
plicity will house the on-campus
interview program and job bank.
Remember, bidding for Phase
1 on-campus interviews begins
July 4.

valuable way to get work experi-
ence on your rdsumd and help
out your community. There are
many opportunities to perform
pro bono this summer and
throughout the academic year
both Gainesville and in your
Everyone is eligible to partici-
pate in the UF Pro Bono Project.
Project leaders strongly recom-
mend you consider earning a Pro
Bono Certificate. To earn this
certificate, you have to perform
only 35 hours of pro bono service
at a pre-approved agency. (You
could accomplish that in one
week over the summer and still
have time to bask in the sun.)
Pro bono projects can lead to
experience in a variety of fields,
including children's law, family
law, criminal law, consumer law,
housing law, dependency, and
prisoner's rights.
You also might want to
consider the law school's new
Community Service Project,
which provides opportunities to
network with community lead-
ers. For example, the 8th Circuit
Bar Association, in conjunction
with the Alachua County Medi-
cal Society, is building a house in
Alachua County with Habitat for
Humanities. Interested in partici-
pating this summer? Additional
information is available in Career

Other Ways to Gain
Experience This Summer
Pro bono projects aren't the
only way to build your resume
- and your network of contacts.
The Center for Career Services

has a few other tips on how to
maximize your time during the
break. Among them:
* Go to court and observe the
proceedings; talk to the attor-
neys during breaks.
* Volunteer in a public interest
law organization or a law firm.
* Attend a CLE seminar to learn
about a new substantive area
of law and meet professionals
who practice in the field.
* Begin your Bar prep: review the
sections for courses you have
already taken or check out a
tape from PMBR or BarBri.
* Check the Career Services book
shelves for notable titles, such
as What Color Is Your Para-
chute, America' Greatest Places
to Work With a Law Degree,
and Objection Overruled: Over-
coming Obstacles in the Lawyer
Job Search.
* Check out helpful videos avail-
able in Career Services.
* Prepare or update your bar
* Prepare your resume and cover
letter for fall 2005 recruiting
for summer 2006 positions.

Meet the Alums,
Find a Job?
A large percentage of jobs
in the legal field are acquired
through an individual student's
personal network. Don't have
one? Need to expand yours?
Alumni receptions are the perfect
place to meet attorneys in the
This summer several op-
portunities will be available for
students to attend. The Florida
Bar Annual Meeting will be held

June 22-25 in Orlando. The UF
Alumni Reception will be June
23. Please RSVP to careers@law.
ufl.edu to attend the UF recep-
tion. Separate registration is
required to attend The Florida
Bar's annual meeting.

One Quick Question
Career Services Assistant
Director Carol Kuczora will be
available from 10:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. today, April 11, in
the courtyard to answer your
questions about externships,
mock interviews, resumes, cover
letters, career development sug-
gestions and more. This is the last
"One Quick Question" session
of the semester. This summer,
walk-in hours will be available
in Career Services Tuesdays and
Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon,
and Wednesdays from 2 p.m.-4
p.m. No appointment is neces-
sary during these times.

International Law:
Public vs. Private
Join Associate Professor Cally
Jordan, international criminal
law expert Robert Griscti (JD 79)
and intellectual property lawyer

James Parker (JD 94) for a panel
discussion of international law
from both public and private
perspectives, at 5 p.m. April 12
in the Bailey Courtroom. This
informative session is intended to
provide a broad background in
regard to the practice of interna-
tional law. This event is co-spon-
sored by the International Law
Students Association, which will
provide food at the event.

Summer Programs
Don't miss the Career Services
programs planned for you this
summer: resumd and cover letter
workshop, mock interviews,
OCI training, walk-in hours and

Planning a Program?
Let Career Services Help
If your student organization
is considering bringing speakers
to campus in the fall term, let
the Center for Career Services
lend you a hand. By co-sponsor-
ing an event, Career Services
can help with publicity, provide
parking passes, and more. E-mail
Assistant Director Carol Kuczora
at kuczora@law.ufl.edu with your

ideas or stop by Career Services
to make an appointment. The fall
programming schedule is being
organized now. Take advantage of
this opportunity and make your
organization stand out during the
Fall 2005 term.

Westlaw Certification
Now Available Online
Gear up now for Fall OCI
by adding the title "Westlaw
Certified" on your resume. Just
log into www.lawschool.westlaw.
com and click the link on the
right hand side of the page that
says "Westlaw Certification
Training, now offered online
at your convenience" or click
"Discover Westlaw" and then
"The Westlaw Certification and
Seminar Series." Westlaw Certi-
fication consists of two courses.
Part I deals with cases and Part
II deals with statutes. Watch
both of the interactive courses
(paying particular attention to
the parts in red) and take both
of the quizzes. If you get a pass-
ing score on both quizzes, you
are Westlaw certified and can
put it on your resume.

Legal and Policy
Issues in Americas
Conference: Last
Day to Register
Today is the last day to register
for the Legal and Policy Issues
in the Americas Conference
- an event that brings legal
and policy experts from around
the Western Hemisphere to UF
to discuss issues facing the
United States and its neighbors
in North and South America.
Topics of discussion at this
year's conference include the
rule of law, dispute resolution
and techniques for fighting
Attendees will meet May 15
and May 16 for discussions
on similarities and differ-
ences between justice systems
throughout the Americas, with
a focus on countries that are
currently undergoing or have
recently undergone justice
system reform.
The conference will reconvene
May 17 for a series of discus-
sions on efforts to stop money
laundering and fundraising for
al-Qaeda and other terrorist
The conference is free and open
to the public, though seating
is limited and available on a
first-come, first-served basis.
Details of the conference are
available at http:www.law.ufl.
For more information, contact
Lenny Kennedy at 392-2237.



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Last Week to
Complete Staff
This week is your last chance
to fill out the Staff Opinion
Survey, which gives TEAMS
and USPS employees an op-
portunity to voice their opinions
about the work environment
at UF.
Staff have until April 15 to
anonymously complete the
survey and drop it in campus
mail for delivery to Campus
P.O. Box 112003.
Reports of overall results will
be made available for public
review and comment in early
For more information and
continuing updates, visit www.

Greenberg Traurig
CEO to Speak
Here April 21
Cesar Alvarez (JD 72),
president and CEO of Greenberg
Traurig LLP, will speak at a
meeting of the Association for
Law and Business at 5 p.m.
April 21 in room 180A.
Alvarez has spent eight years
at the helm of the Miami-based
Greenberg Traurig, which is the
eighth-largest law firm in the
country and the nation's fast-
est-growing firm for the last
five years.
The Association for Law and
Business confirmed the event
shortly before Flalaw went to
press. Check the April 18 issue
for more details.



Jared Hernandez Selected
for UF Hall of Fame
Jared Hernandez (1L) was
recently selected for the University
of Florida Hall of Fame the
highest recognition UF awards
students for scholarship, service,
and leadership. Hernandez,
recently elected as the law school's
student senator, has served in
all branches of student govern-
ment, as Interfraternity Council
president, and as Chomp the
Vote executive director. He also is
a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon
Fraternity and Florida Blue Key.
Since starting law school, he has
served on the Law College Coun-
cil and SALSA executive boards.

Free Ice Cream
Coming Soon
The Office of Student Af-
fairs and the John Marshall Bar
Association are sponsoring an
ice cream social their way of
wishing students good luck on
exams. The event begins at noon
April 19 in the courtyard, and
everyone is invited to attend.
Free ice cream will be available as
long as supplies last.

Explore Public
Interest Law
Do you think you might
want to practice public inter-
est law, but aren't sure which
kind? Join the members of the
Association for Public Interest
Law from 4-6 p.m. today, April
11, in room 355B for a panel
discussion showcasing different
public interest law careers. Panel
members will include attorneys
from Three Rivers Legal Ser-
vices, the public defender's office
and Florida Institutional Legal
Services, as well as attorneys spe-


Adios 'Aloha' Hello 'Good Bayou'
The Senior Class Gift Campaign is set to say goodbye to graduating
seniors again. The group will host "Good Bayou Day" an event with a
Mardi Gras/Cajun theme on the concourse all day April 12. The event is
part of Goodbye Days, a series of themed events designed to say goodbye
to the graduating class and remind students of the importance of donating
to the class gift. Last week's "Aloha Day" (see picture above) featured
Hawaiian tunes and free food.
Campaign organizers hope students will help them reach their "50/50" goal
- with 50 percent of the graduating class giving donations, for a total of
$50,0000 or more.
For more information about Goodbye Days, contact Julie Miller at
ufbug@ufl.edu, Bonnie Bolz at bonnie6263@aol.com, or Angelique Knox at

cializing in environmental and
family law. Panelists will discuss
what life is like in their fields,
what they love and hate about
their jobs, and their advice for
interested students.
After the panel, APIL will
hold its final meeting of the
semester, including officer
elections. Open positions in-

clude president, vice president
of national conference, vice
president of fundraising, sec-
retary and treasurer. Anyone
can run, even if they've never
been to an APIL meeting
Pizza will be served. For
details, e-mail Jill Mahler at

BLSA Brown Bag Lunch,
Officer Elections
The Black Law Students As-
sociation will hold its last Brown
Bag Lunch this semester April
13 at noon in room 285D. This
week's topic is "Fitting the De-
scription." Panelist from a wide
range of backgrounds, including
an educator, an attorney, and a
student leader will be on hand at
the event.
BLSA will hold its final meet-
ing of the semester April 20 in
room 285B. Members will elect
officers for the 2005-06 school

Last Week to Apply for
Bailey Scholarship
Applications are available for
the James E Bailey, Jr. Scholar-
ship 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 Jackson-
ville, Fla., 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.

JLPP Welcomes
The University of Florida
Journal of Law and Public Policy
announces its newest write-on
members: Kenneth Angell,
Sabrina Brooks, Lacey Diggs,
Michael James, Brian Roof, John
Seibert, Edward Volz, Jonathan
Wallace, and Susan Warner.

Summer Fellowships
The Association for Public
Interest Law invites applications
for its Summer Fellow Program.
Applications, available at http://
tion.doc, must be turned in to
Jessie Howell in Career Services
on or before 5 p.m. April 13. To
be eligible for the fellowships,
students must:
Work fork a 501(c)(3) non-
profit organization or govern-

ment agency;
* Not receive compensation or
externship/class credit for the
summer internship; and
* Be active members of APIL.
For more information about
the fellowship program, or to
become active in fellowship
fundraising, contact Whitney
Untiedt at wuntiedt@gmail.com.

ACS Officer Elections
The American Constitution
Society will hold officer elections
April 20 at 5 p.m. in room 355A.
Anyone interested in joining
ACS is welcome to attend.

JMBA Elects
New Officers
The John Marshall Bar As-
sociation congratulates its new
executive board, elected at the
end of March. Board members
include President Steve Burres,
Vice President for Student Ser-
vices Cori Clements, Social Vice
President Heather Yearwood,
Vice President for Community
Services Josh Cossey, and Secre-
tary Holly Miller.

Inn of Court
Seeks Members
The Chester Bedell Inn of Court
in Jacksonville is seeking new
student members.
Rooted in the 800-year-old
British tradition of legal ap-
prenticeship, the Inn of Court
is a legal mentoring organiza-
tion that teams law students
with new lawyers, seasoned
practitioners, judges and senior
trial lawyers.
Inns meet six to eight times a
year for dinner and discussion of
techniques, problems and ethics
of trial advocacy. They give
student members the chance to
meet leaders of the bench and
the Bar and learn trial techniques
from true masters of the craft.
Students are selected by mem-
bers of the Inn on the basis of
their interest in litigation and
practicing in the geographic
area of the Inn.
While the Levin College of Law
is directly affiliated with three
Inns, only the Chester Bedell
Inn is seeking to fill its student
applicant positions now. The
Gainesville and Ocala Inns will
seek applicants in the fall.
Applicants should:
* be able to commit to faith-
fully attending a dinner
and meeting one Thursday
per month from September
through March

* have a demonstrated interest
in litigation and exploring op-
portunities in Jacksonville

* be scheduled to graduate no
sooner than May 2006

Applications are available
in the Center for Career
Services. The deadline is noon
April 15. For more informa-
tion, contact Assistant Dean
for Career Services Linda
Calvert Hanson at 392-0499.





Legal Skills Professor Tom
Ankersen published "Apply-
ing Clinical Legal Education
to Community Smart Growth:
The University of Florida
Conservation Clinic," in
Partnerships for Smart Growth:
University-Community Col-
laboration for Better Public
Places 64-80 (Wim Wiewel &
Gerrit-Jan Knaap eds., M.E.
Sharpe, Inc. 2005) The article
was co-authored with Nicole
C. Kibert.
An article co-authored by
Professor Thomas Cotter was
cited in the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
In its decision in Silvers v.
Sony Pictures Entertainment,
handed down March 25, the
court cited an article by Cotter
and co-author Roger D. Blair,
that addresses the hardships
copyright holders faced before
they were able to separately sell
the various rights arising from
a copyright.
Professor Christine Klein
published Natural Resources
Law: A Place-Based Book of
Problems and Cases (Aspen
2005) with Fred Cheever and
Bret Birdsong. She also pre-
sented a paper titled "Overview
of Florida Water Law" at a
water conference sponsored by
the Askew Institute and the
Public Utility Research Center
last week.
Clarence J. TeSelle Profes-
sor of Law Martin McMahon,
Jr. gave a presentation on
"Tax Rules for American and
Cross-Border Mergers and Ac-
quisitions" at Westfalische Wil-
hems-Universitit in Miinster,
Germany March 19. McMahon


also published "The Matthew
Effect and Federal Taxation" in
45 Boston College Review 993-
1128 (2005) For the month of
April, McMahon is a visitor to
the Faculty of Law at Cam-
bridge University, where he is
researching comparative tax
policy issues.
Samuel T. Dell Research
Scholar/Professor Winston
Nagan presented his paper
"Transitional Justice: The
Moral Foundations of Trials
and Commissions in Social
and Political Transformation"
at a symposium at Humboldt
Universitat zu Berlin held April
6-9. Nagan wrote the "Law"
entry in 3 New Dictionary of
the History of Ideas 1243-1250
(Charles Scribner's Sons 2005).
His article "Patriotism, Nation-
alism, and the War on Terror: A
Mild Plea in Avoidance," origi-
nally published in Florida Law
Review, has been reprinted in
the American Journal of Immi-
gration and Naturalization Law.
Nagan co-wrote the article with
Senior Research Fellow Craig
Marshall M. Criser Eminent
Scholar William Page pub-
lished "Economic Authority
and the Limits of Expertise
in Antitrust Cases," 90 Cor-
nell Law Review 617-703
(2005) coauthoredd with John
Lopatka). On April 1, he
gave a presentation on "Class
Certification in the Microsoft
Indirect Purchaser Litigation"
at a "Litigating Conspiracy"
conference sponsored by the
University of Western Ontario
School of Law in London,
Stephen C. O'Connell
Professor Christopher Slo-

bogin spoke on "Preventive
Detention" at the University of
North Carolina School of Law
on April 8.
Professor Barbara Bennett
Woodhouse delivered the
26th John E. Sullivan Lecture
at Capitol University Law
School, in connection with the
National Center for Adoption
Law and Policy's Wells Confer-
ence on Adoption Law April
1. Her topic was "Waiting for
Loving: A Child's Right to be

In the News
Dean Robert Jerry was quoted
in an April 1 Gainesville Sun sto-
ry about the latest U.S. News and
World Report rankings of graduate
and professional schools. Jerry
said the Levin College of Law's
move from No. 43 to No. 41 in
the rankings was a sign the law
school is "moving in the right
Student Travis Horn was
quoted in an April 2 article
on prospective candidates for
Florida Senate. A former chair-
man of the Alachua County
Republican Party, Horn said
he is considering a run for the
District 14 seat.
Assistant Professor Chris-
topher Peterson's study on
payday lenders and the military
was the subject of a March 30
story in the Silicon Valley/San
Jose Business Journal and an
April 2 story in the L.A. Daily
News. Peterson and California
State University geography
professor Steven Graves did a
study of the locations of pay-
day lenders, and found them
clustered around military bases.
Peterson was also quoted in an








UF Students Hold Key Positions in NBLSA
Chris Chestnut (3L) is set to end his term as Chairman of the National Black Law Students Association but UF's
Camille Warren (1L) takes on another powerful position in the organization

Camille Warren and Christopher Chestnut were among the students
from UF who attended the annual conference of the National Black
Law Students Association in Denver, Colo. Chestnut is chair of
NBLSA and Warren has just been elected as treasurer.

African-American law stu-
dents from around the country
gathered in Denver, Colo. during
the last weekend in March for
the annual convention of the
National Black Law Students As-
sociation, or NBLSA.
But while the event was held
in the Rockies, much of the plan-
ning for it was done right here
in Gainesville by the UF law
student who serves as head of the
"I've had a busy year, and plan-
ning this convention was a large
part of that," said Chris Chestnut
(3L), chairman of NBLSA.
Chestnut was elected to head
the organization at last year's
convention. He is the first stu-

April 6 Gainesville Sun story
about a bill before the Florida
Legislature that would limit
suits against payday lenders.
Associate Dean for Adminis-
trative Affairs Patrick Shan-
non was quoted in an April 4
Tallahassee Democrat article on
Bobby Bailey, a Leon County
official who received a $10,000

dent from Florida to be elected
head of NBLSA, an organization
dedicated to articulating and
promoting the needs of black law
Since Chestnut took the reins,
membership in NBLSA has
grown by 33 percent, and partici-
pation in the organization's trial
competitions has increased by 50
Chestnut says the boom in
membership is due in large part
to the intense travel schedule
that he and other NBLSA lead-
ers maintained over the last 12
"I've talked to people at law
schools all over the country in
the past year," Chestnut said.

severance package after being
fired by the county. Shannon
said that while Florida law pre-
vents county employees from
receiving post-employment pay
in most cases, a county could
grant severance pay if it has ad-
opted a written policy allowing
for it.
Stephen C. O'Connell
Professor Christopher Slobo-

A growing Web presence also
helped. Chestnut says a recently-
created blog has boosted visits
to the BLSA website, which
now gets around 10,000 hits per
Chestnut's term ends in May,
but another UF student is set to
take up an important position in
the organization. Camille Warren
(1L) was elected NBLSA trea-
surer at the Denver convention.
Warren, who worked as a
financial analyst before coming
to law school, said she plans to
restructure the organization's
finances. She wants to split
NBLSA into two entities, a
501(c)3 agency and a for-profit
group. She said the move would
allow the organization to wield
more political influence.
"As a 501(c)3, we aren't al-
lowed to lobby Congress on
issues like police brutality, the
death penalty and mandatory
sentencing things that are
important to our members,"
Warren said.
Chestnut said the whole law
school profits from UF's promi-
nent role in NBLSA.
"It increases the university's
notoriety," he said. "Everywhere
I go, I tell people I'm from the
University of Florida. That can be
a real rainmaker for UF"

gin was quoted in an April 6
Daytona Beach News-Journal
story about a bill that does
away with a person's legal
duty to retreat when attacked
and allows citizens to defend
themselves with deadly force.
Slobogin said the bill is mostly
symbolic, as people rarely stop
to consider their rights in the
heat of the moment.

Help Military
Families with
The Military Law Students
Association is seeking help
with its ongoing operation
to support the families of
troops deployed to Iraq and
Afghanistan, as well as a care
package drive to send items to
military personnel overseas.
Through an effort titled Operation
Military Families, MLSA members
are helping service members'
families with basic needs such
as mowing lawns, getting
families in touch with support
organizations, etc.
Many members of the Guard and
Reserve are members of units
based in other parts of the state
- some Florida reservists even
serve in units based in Georgia.
When these reservists are sent
overseas, their families living
far from a military base are
often out of the reach of the
military's family support services.
MLSA and others involved in
Operation Military Families are
hoping to fill that gap.
MLSA's care package drive is
accepting items for packages to
be sent to personnel overseas,
as well as money to pay shipping
costs (student government funds
can't be used for postage.)
If you know of a fellow student
or local person who has been
sent overseas, or if you wish to
volunteer for Operation Military
Families, please contact MLSA
president Matt Brannen at
brannenm@ufl.edu. With summer
coming up, Brannen says, there
is a particular need for local busi-
nesses and year-round Gainesville
residents to help out.


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

Send Us Your News
The April 18 edition of
FlaLaw will be this semes-
ter's last issue. If you have
news of interest to the law
school community, submit
it by 10 a.m. Tuesday, April
12, to FlaLaw editor Tim
Lockette at Lockette@law.
ufl.edu or 392-9586.



Student Recruitment Team Needs You

Are you excited about study-
ing at the Levin College of
Law? Do you like to help oth-
ers? Will you be spending the
summer in Gainesville?
If you answered "yes" to
any of these questions, you
should consider joining the
law school's Student Recruit-
ment Team, or SRT. The team's
members, all UF law students,
help recruit the best and bright-
est potential law students. The
SRT is currently looking for
summer members to conduct
campus tours and discuss their
law school experiences with
potential new students.
Participation in the SRT
takes only about one hour per
week, and activities occur only
while classes are in session.
Team members receive train-
ing to prepare them to answer
the basic questions many po-
tential students have. However,
the recruits generally want to
know about the quality of life

Pictured are members of this year's Student Recruitment Team, which helps the
law school attract the best and brightest of the nation's potential law students.
The SRT is now seeking members to conduct campus tours over the summer.

at UF, about the camaraderie
at the law school, and about
your experiences here in general
- questions current students
are already well-prepared to
SRT members also have
the opportunity to assist with
recruiting events at UF, around
the state, and throughout the
Southeast. These events are
generally held during the fall

and spring semesters.
If you are interested in be-
coming part of the SRT, bring
your resume and a completed
application, included in this
issue of FlaLaw, to the Admis-
sions Office (third floor, Hol-
land Hall). Applications are due
April 15. For more information,
contact Lewis Hutchison at
392-2087 or Hutchison@law.


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

Center for the Study of
Race and Race Relations:
Spring Lecture, 1 p.m.,
teaching classroom, Emer-
son Alumni Hall

APIL Panel Discussion
on Public Interest Law, 4
p.m., room 355B

12 Career Services: Inter-
national Law: Public vs.
Private, 5 p.m., Bailey

12 BLSA Brown Bag Lunch,
noon, room 285D

19 Ice Cream Social, noon,

20 BLSA Meeting, time
TBA, 285B

ACS Meeting, 5 p.m.,
room 255A

22 Classes End

23 Exam/Reading Period

6 Exam/Reading Period

UF Law
May 13

Graduation ceremonies
for Spring 2005 Semes-
ter will be held at 2 p.m.
May 13 at the Stephen C.
O'Connell Center.
The ceremony will
feature a speech by former
U.S. Representative Paul
Rogers (JD 48).
Graduating students
should plan to show up an
hour before the start of the