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Table of Contents
    'Mr. Health' to speak at commencement
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    Career Services
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        Page 3
    Events and opportunities
        Page 4
        Page 5
    People, scholarship and activities
        Page 6
    Volunteers honored at gala
        Page 7
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"Mr. Health" to Speak at Commencement
He shaped the legislation that created some of the nation's leading medical research initiatives. Now UF alumnus and
former Congressman Paul Rogers will share his wisdom with the graduating class at the Levin College of Law

Former U.S. Rep. Paul Rog-
ers (JD 48) known as "Mr.
Health" for his role in crafting
major legislation related to
the environment and medi-
cal research will be the
keynote speaker at the Levin
College of Law's commence-
ment ceremony May 13.
For 24 years,
Rogers repre-
sented Florida
in Congress,
chairing the
powerful House
Rogers on Health and
during a time when environ-
mental issues were emerging in
the national consciousness. As

2 Career Services
4 Events
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a member of the committee,
Rogers helped shape the Clean
Air Act, the Safe Drinking
Water Bill, and other landmark
environmental legislation.
During Rogers' tenure, the
committee also crafted bills
that would have profound
impacts on medical research,
including the National Cancer
Act and legislation establish-
ing the Institutes of Aging.
"Many of this year's gradu-
ates are too young to have
personal recollections of Paul
Rogers' term in Congress," said
Dean Robert Jerry, "but their
lives are affected in beneficial
and fundamental ways by legis-
lation he helped enact."
Rogers retired from Con-

Volunteer Gala
Honors Students

gress in 1979, but he main-
tains a busy schedule at the
Washington, D.C. offices of
Hogan and Hartson, where
he is a partner. He chairs
Research!America, a health
research advocacy group that
has helped the National In-
stitutes for Health double its
budget in just five years.
Rogers said he appreci-
ated the invitation to speak
because it gave him a chance
to work a campus visit into
his schedule.
"There was a time when I
could come back to campus
for graduation regularly,"
Rogers said in a telephone
interview last week, as he
prepared for a trip to Califor-
nia for a RAND Corporation
"In recent years, I've been
too busy to visit often," he
continued. "And I miss it. I
particularly miss interacting
with the students, who seem
to get brighter every year."
The commencement cer-
emony will be held at 2 p.m.
in the Stephen C. O'Connell
Center. Graduates should ar-
rive an hour early to prepare
for the event.

New Faculty 5
Join UF Law

Your Pledge
Needed for
Class Gift

The Senior Class Gift Com-
mittee has raised $35,000 in
pledges from graduating se-
niors, but the committee needs
your help to meet its "50/50"
fundraising goal.
The committee hopes to raise
a $50,000 gift consisting of
contributions from at least 50
percent of graduating seniors.
With less than a month left un-
til graduation, only 20 percent
of graduating students have
contributed to the gift.
To keep the gift campaign in
the public eye, the committee
will host "All-American Good-
bye Day" on the concourse
April 19.
You can pick up a donation
form at the Class Gift table on
the concourse, or e-mail Julie
Miller (ufbug@ufl.edu), Bonnie
Bolz (bonnie6263@aol.com), or
Angelique Knox (knox@ufl.edu).
Gifts are tax-deductible, and
may be made in the form of a

Florida Bar
Honors UF Law
LL.M. in Taxation student
Michael Faehner received the
Chief Justice's Special Recogni-
tion Award at The Florida Bar's
annual award ceremony April 7
at the Florida Supreme Court.
Faehner, who is president of
the Bar's Young Lawyer Divi-
sion, recruited Bar members
to help restore court systems
in areas affected by the four
landfalling hurricanes of the
2004 season. He and other
Bar members also provided
free legal services to hurricane
victims who could not afford
a lawyer. Under Faehner's
direction, the Young Lawyers
Division raised funds to help
hurricane victims at one
point raising more than $4,000
in a single week.

Slobogin Seeks
Research Assistant
Stephen C. O'Connell Professor
Christopher Slobogin needs
a research assistant for May
and June to work on a project
related to plea bargaining. If
you have an interest in criminal
law and procedure and would
like to work on this project at
the usual research assistant
rate, send your resume to
Slobogin is at Hastings Law
School in California until
May 15, but will "interview"
applicants via e-mail and pick
someone before May 1 so the
student can get to work right
after exams.


Hints to help you in the legal profession

Marketing Yourself in a
Less-Than-Ideal Economy
According to NALP figures
released earlier this month, the
hiring decrease of the past several
years seems to have stabilized.
The figures show that entry-level
hiring at law firms dropped only
one percent in 2004 a big
change from the six- to eight-per-
cent drops seen in recent years.
While the slide in the entry-
level employment market seems
to have slowed, this year's gradu-
ates are entering a marketplace
that is less than ideal extra
incentive for 1Ls and 2Ls to plan
a law school experience that will
give them strong, competitive
credentials at graduation.
The best way to make yourself
marketable is to gain work experi-
ence. Participating in a clinical
program for hands-on practical
applications is invaluable, because
it gives you a chance to work in a
legal setting.
Employers also look for law
students who have worked for a
law review or participated in moot
court or a trial team, as well as
those who have served as judicial
interns and research or teaching
assistants while maintaining a
strong GPA.
Meaningful participation in
appropriate student organizations
can demonstrate your commit-
ment to and interest in particular
areas of law. To quote one at-
torney who recently participated
in on-campus interviews: "Why
does this person wish to work
for me, in my environmental
law-only practice, when there
is no indication that they took
environmental law, have any
experience in environmental law
and did not even care enough

to join the environmental law
student group?"
There's no good way to answer
that question. Either you have
the right entries on your resume
- and get the job or you don't.
Now more than ever, it's
crucial to use every tool the law
school gives you in your quest
to find the job you want. If
you need help over the sum-
mer, check out the Career
Services website (www.law.ufl.
edu/careers/) which soon will be
enhanced to offer more services
online. The Career Services team
will be here all summer to re-
spond to your e-mail inquiries or
meet with you to be sure you are
on a positive employment track.

Student Orgs: Let Career
Services Help
So your student organization
has big plans to bring speakers
to campus and you've been
tapped to organize the event.
Don't go it alone. Call Career
Services where you can get
help with publicity, parking
passes for guests, and more.
Working together, your organiza-
tion and the CCS staff can come
up with stellar programs. For
more information, e-mail Carol
Kuczora at kuczora@law.ufl.edu
or stop by Career Services to
make an appointment. Planning
for fall is underway, so act now.

Reminder: Reduced Staff
in Career Services
The Center for Career Services
will be short-staffed April 19-22 due
to professional development training.
Assistant Directors Carol Kuczora
and Leonard Grill will be in the of-
fice to answer questions and perform
exit interviews for May grads.

Software Update
Thus far, the transition to
Symplicity, the new Career Services
software, has been smooth. A few
students have contacted Career
Services with questions, the most
popular of which is, "Can I change
my password?"
You can indeed change your
password through the Symplicity
system. First, log on and select
"Profile." Under this heading you
will see several tabs, including one
that says "change password." Enter
your old password, and then the
new one. It's as simple as that.
Over the summer, Career Ser-
vices will continue to add enhance-
ments to Symplicity, and will send
e-mails informing students of the
changes. Be sure you are signed
up on the Career Services Hotline
listserv. If you aren't already, send
a blank e-mail to career-hotline-

Return OCI Document
by July 1
If you plan to partipate in Fall
On-Campus Interviews, you
must sign and return to Career
Services a copy of the revised
"OCI Policies and Procedures" by
July 1. Students who do not sign
this form will be blocked from
the bidding when Phase 1 bid-
ding begins on July 4. To avoid
any problems, sign and return
the form before you leave for the
summer. The form is available on
the CCS website at www.law.ufl.

Catch up on
Missed Chances
Did you miss this semester's
resume workshops, mock
interviews, OCI training or

walk-in resume reviews? Don't
worry. These programs will be
offered again over the summer.
Stay tuned to the Career Services
Hotline listserv for updates.

Career Services
Exit Interviews
Students graduating next
month should sign up for a
10-minute, strictly confidential
exit interview with a Career
Services counselor. Those who
have taken out student loans
will need to schedule an exit
interview with Financial Aid
Director Carol Huber as well.
Exit interviews can be sched-
uled any time between April 20
and graduation. These meetings
will help you, Career Services
and the law school by providing
accurate graduation statistics to
be reported to the ABA, NALP

and employers. The information
also may be helpful for students
who are still evaluating their
career options at graduation.

Faculty Assistance
It's a tough economy out
there. Faculty at the Levin
College of Law can help you
find a job. Career Services has
partnered with faculty who
will periodically review a list of
unemployed grads to offer sug-
gestions and contacts in your
preferred field and geographic
area of choice. If you want to
take advantage of this faculty
network, notify Career Ser-
vices. An item has been added
to the Graduate Employment
Survey to allow you to indicate
your desire to participate in
the program.

Summer Experience
Help your classmates by fill-
ing out a Summer Experience
Questionnaire when you return
to school this fall. The question-
naires are kept in a binder in
CCS to provide candid, first
hand information to students on
a variety of summer experiences.
You can fill out the form anony-
mously, or even volunteer to talk
with other students about your
experience individually or by
participating in a Career Services
panel. The questionnaire also will
be available via Symplicity by

Judicial Clerkship
Application Process
If you intend to apply in
summer or fall for a judicial
clerkship to begin in 2006,
it is critical that you e-mail
Assistant Dean Linda Calvert
Hanson (HansonL@law.ufl.
edu) with your summer contact
information. (Make sure your
e-mail address is not an AOL
account.) New vacancies are ex-
pected to be announced shortly,
so stay in touch.

Gain Experience
This Summer
If you find that you have
some free time this summer,
a day during the week, or a
Saturday with nothing to do,
consider earning some hours
towards your pro bono and/or
community service certifi-
cates. Whether you are here
in Gainesville or home work-
ing at a firm or externship,
there's always time to help
those in your community
who need assistance. For help
finding volunteer opportu-
nities in your community,
contact Career Services or
visit the CCS website.


JMBA Awards Professor, Student of Year
Professor Joseph Little and student Paul Vicary (3L) have won
two of the law school's highest honors.
Little was named Professor of the Year and Vicary was named
Student of the Year by the John Marshall Bar Association, which
presented the awards at the Volunteer Awards Gala April 7.
JMBA selects the Professor of the Year by a vote of JMBA mem-
bers. The Student of the Year is selected by a group of judges
who evaluate nominees based on academics, campus involve-
ment, independent community service, co-curricular activities and

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, the eighth-
largest law firm in the country
and the nation's fastest-grow-
ing firm for the last five years.
Alvarez has been recognized
as one of the "100 Most Influ-
ential Lawyers in America" by
The National Law Journal
Alvarez will speak to MBA and
law students about the busi-
ness of law itself offering
advice on how young lawyers
can succeed in the business,
explaining why lawyers should
give back to their communi-
ties, and offering his view of
the future of legal services in
Florida and the nation.
Refreshments will be served at
a reception after the speech. If
you are interested in attending,
RSVP by logging on to http://
grove.ufl.edu/- alb/.

Law Professor
to Chair Faculty
Professor Danaya Wright has
been elected to serve as chair
of UF's Faculty Senate. She
was elected in a meeting April
14. Wright is the first law pro-
fessor to serve in the position.

Student Honored
for Valor in Iraq
UF law student Matthew Bran-
nen (2L) will be awarded the
Cruz del Merito Militar in a cer-
emony on the Spanish warship
Juan Sebastian on April 22.
A captain in the Marine Corps
Reserve, Brannen served 14
months in Iraq as leader of
an ANGLICO team. Short for
Air and Naval Gunfire Liason
Company, ANGLICO teams are
front-line spotters who direct
air and artillery attacks.
Brannen was serving alongside
Spanish troops in Najaf in April
2004, when his team called
in an airstrike on a building
occupied by insurgents.
Brannen's actions in Najaf also
won him a Bronze Star with a
"V" for valor.

Law Students
Continue to Hold
Blue Key Positions
Once again, law students have
been elected to top positions in
Florida Blue Key, the organiza-
tion in charge of Homecoming
events at UF.
Law student Brian Roof won
another term as president of
Blue Key in elections held in
early April. Chris Carmody was
elected vice-president, Cecily
McLeod was elected secretary,
and Lauren Fackender was
re-elected treasurer.



Innocence Project
Director to Speak
Jenny Greenberg, director of the
Florida Innocence Initiative (FII),
will speak to UF law students
about wrongful convictions and
post-conviction DNA testing today
at noon in the Bailey Courtroom.
FII is a non-profit entity that
investigates potential wrongful
convictions and seeks post-con-
viction DNA testing in question-
able cases. FII's two-person staff
works closely with law students
and graduate students, training
and supervising them in screen-
ing and investigating cases and in
drafting legal documents.

VITA Saves Students
$300,000-Plus in Taxes
More than 60 law students
logged a total of more than 1,300
pro bono hours this year through
the law school's Volunteer Income
Tax Assistance Program, which
gives tax-savvy students a chance


to help their fellow students and
local low-income residents file
their taxes.
As of April 15, students had
helped about 400 people file
their returns, claiming more
than $300,000 in refunds. That
amount includes more than
$45,000 in Earned-Income
Tax Credit for low-income
taxpayers. VITA has completed
its work for this year, and the
organization is seeking vol-
unteers for next year. To sign
up, contact Brooke Bornick at

ILS Elects New Board
The International Law Society
(ILS) has elected its 2005-06
executive board. New officers in-
clude President Brian A. Frankel,
Secretary Laura Post, Vice Presi-
dent Ashli Gagliano and Trea-
surer Brian Eves. ILS promotes
interest and understanding of
international law and global af-
fairs by hosting numerous events

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each semester. The organization
also hosts a series of interna-
tional themed dinners and serves
as a resource for visiting students
and faculty. For more informa-
tion or to receive ILS updates,
e-mail to brianjd@ufl.edu.

New Officers for CLA
The UF Criminal Law As-
sociation recently elected a
new executive board, including
President Bryon Carroll, Vice
President Christina Anton,
Secretary Brad Ellis and Trea-
surer Christian Waugh. The
CLA gives students a chance to
interact with judges, prosecu-
tors, criminal defense attorneys,
various other members of the
criminal justice system. The
group also organizes police ride-
alongs, social events, and tours
of prisons, jails and courthouses.
If you have any questions or
wish to join the CLA, e-mail
or bryon322@ufl.edu.

Parking Rules Relaxed
for Exams
Parking decals will expire
May 1, but restrictions will be
lifted in the commuter areas
from April 21 through May 6.
Parking decals for the next aca-
demic year may be purchased
at the Transportation and Park-
ing Customer Service Office at
the corner of Gale Lemerand
Drive (formerly North-South
Drive) and Mowry Road. Of-
fice hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., Monday through Friday.
Students must present a tag
number and UF ID when pur-
chasing a decal. Decals may be
purchased either annually, for
the current semester, monthly

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Pinwheels Raise Awareness of Child Abuse
Members of the Family Law Society planted 1,712 pinwheels
- one for each reported incident of child abuse and neglect re-
ported in Alachua County in 2004 on the front lawn of Nor-
man Hall April 3. The display was part of "Winds of Change," an
FLS-organized event intended to draw attention to the problem
of child abuse.

or weekly. Annual decals may
be renewed each year begin-
ning April 1. The decal year
begins May 1.

JMBA Tourney Raises
Funds for Kids
The John Marshall Bar
Association raised nearly
$2,000 through its charity
golf tournament, held April

2 at Ironwood Golf Course.
All of this money will go to
the Make a Wish Foundation
to help fulfill a terminally ill
child's wish.

EASLS General Meeting
& Officer Elections
The Entertainment, Arts
and Sports Law Society will
hold its last general meeting

of the semester at noon April
20 in the Bailey Courtroom.
Free lunch will be served, and
the group will hold officer

Free Ice Cream
Coming Soon
Free ice cream will be avail-
able on the courtyard at noon
Tuesday, April 19 part of
the law school's Gene Glasser
Ice Cream Social. Sponsored
by UF alumnus Gene Glasser,
the Office of Student Affairs,
and the John Marshall Bar As-
sociation, the event is meant
to help the law school com-
munity get together, relax and
socialize. Come out and enjoy
some ice cream and toppings
one last time before exams

BLSA Officer Elections
The Black Law Students
Association will hold its final
meeting of the semester April
20 in room 285B. Members
will elect officers for the 2005-
06 school term.

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.

Benefits Public
Interest Law
The Association for Public
Interest Lawyers raised more
than$1,000 during its Law-
LawPalooza and Donate-A-Day
fundraisers. More than 100
people attended LawLawPaloo-
za. Acts included The Kindred,
Dr. Odd, Lux and the Singing
Law Chairs.
"It's not too late to donate
money to help public inter-
est law students," said APIL
President Jill Mahler. "With
Donate-a-Day, we encourage
students with paid summer
employment to donate to the
organization the equivalent of
one day's salary. You can do it
now, or at the end of the sum-
mer after you've been paid!"
To donate, visit http://plaza.ufl.






Professor Thomas Cotter
presented a paper, "The Law and
Economics of Intermediaries:
Developing a General Ana-
lytical Framework," at an April
9 conference at Michigan State
University College of Law titled
"W(h)ither the Middleman: The
Role and Future of Intermedi-
aires in the Information Age."
Chesterfield Smith Professor
Michael W Gordon has been
appointed liaison by the ABA Sec-
tion on International Law to the
American Law Institute (ALI). He
will be responsible for keeping the
ABA Section informed of interna-
tional law projects of the ALI. He
recently arranged and moderated
a pair of two-hour sessions on "In-
ternational Letters of Credit and
Processing an International Trade
Agreement" at the ABA Section of
International Law Spring Meeting
in Washington, D.C. International
Trade Programs Director Steve
Powell was on the trade panel.
Professor Thomas Hurst
presented a paper,"The Unfin-
ished Business of Mutual Fund
Reform," April 1 at the Investors'
Rights Conference sponsored by
Pace University School of Law in
New York City.

In the News
Professor Jeffrey Davis was
quoted in an April 10 Jacksonville
Business Journal story on the
many requests for a change of
venue in the bankruptcy hearing
for the Winn-Dixie grocery store
chain. Davis said involuntary
changes of venue are rare in
bankruptcy cases.
Professor Mark Fenster gave
a presentation on "The Spaces
of Government Secrecy" at the

Assistant Professor Christo-
pher Peterson was quoted in an
April 10 Stars and Stripes article
about his recent study showing
that payday lenders are clus-
tered around military bases. The
Gainesville Sun covered the story
on April 8.
Associate Dean for Admin-
istrative Affairs Patrick Shan-
non was quoted in an April 10
Ocala Star-Banner story about a
group oflaid-off Marion County
employees who signed confiden-
tiality agreements in exchange
for better severance packages. He
noted that such non-disclosure
agreements are common in the
private sector and legal in the
public sector as long as they do
not conflict with the state's open-
records laws.

Lecture Addresses Slavery, Constitution
Everyone knows about the Three-Fifths Compromise but did you know
the Constitutional ban on taxation of exports was created to protect
slavery? In this year's Spring Lecture, University of Tulsa Professor Paul
Finkelman explained the hidden and not-so-hidden ways slavery was acco-
modated by the framers of the Constitution. The event, sponsored by the
Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations, was held April 11.

International Roundtable for the
Semiotics of Law in Montreal
over the weekend of April 16.
Legal Skills Professor Joseph
Jackson was the mentioned in
the "County Lines and City
Limits" column in the April
11 issue of The Gainesville Sun.
The item noted that Jackson
has been awarded the Florida
Bar President's Pro Bono award
for his work with the homeless
in Gainesville and Tampa. The
award also was mentioned in the
Jacksonville Daily Record.
Affiliate Professor James Nich-
olas was mentioned in The Stuart
News on April 10 and April 13.
Nicholas has recommended that
Martin County raise its impact
fees to pay for roads, fire-rescue
stations and other services.




Volunteers Honored at Gala
The law school recognizes students for thousands of hours of work on pro bono and community service projects.

Every year, students at the Levin College of Law give thousands of hours of their
time to charitable causes. Some do it through UF's Pro Bono and Community Ser-
vice programs, and others create ad-hoc organizations to provide relief for disasters
such as the 2004 hurricanes or the South Asian tsunami.
The law school honored its many civic-minded students at the Volunteer Awards
Gala, held April 7 at the Reitz Student Union. More than 80 law students received
certificates of recognition for their participation in the Pro Bono and Community
Service programs.
Three students, one from each class year, received Student of the Year Awards
for exemplary volunteer work. West Gregory volunteers for the Boy Scouts
of America and campaigns for better regulations to protect sea turtles. Felix
Felicier established a chapter of the American Constitution Society at the law
school. Whitney Untiedt helps the homeless, ex-felons and children through
her fellowship at the Center for Children and Families, the Civil Rights
Restoration Project, and other commitments.
Two student organizations were recognized as Organization of the
Year. The Amelie Pouline Society, which grew from one to 500
members at the law school in just six months, has raised money for the
American Cancer Society, solicited donations for tsunami relief, and
even wrote letters to cheer up single people who might be depressed on
Valentine's Day. The Jewish Law Student Association contributed more
than 300 hours of labor to ten different community service projects as
part of its "Million Minutes of Mitzvah" project.
The Event of the Year Award went to Party with a
Purpose, a student-organized event that
raised more than $1,000
for tsunami relief.

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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,
Edito r, FlaLaw

Stay In Touch
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UF Welcomes Four New Faculty
Andrea Matwyshyn, Elizabeth Rowe, Michael Siebecker, and Lee-ford Tritt will come to UF in Fall 2005

The Levin College of Law
will welcome four new faculty
members at the beginning of
the Fall 2005 semester.
comes to UF
from Northwest-
ern University
School of Law,
Matwyshyn where her
research focuses
on the legal and social implica-
tions of technology regulation
and data security. She is an affili-
ate of the Centre for Economics
and Policy at the University of
Cambridge. Matwyshyn also
regularly speaks to academic
and industry groups on issues
of enterprise risk management,
information technology, and the
security of proprietary informa-
tion. At UF, Matwyshyn will
focus her research and teaching
on legal technology.
Rowe, a
Harvard Law
School gradu-
ate (with a
bachelors and
Rowe Masters degree

from UF), was a partner in the
litigation department at Bos-
ton-based Hale and Dorr and
served as a Special Assistant
District Attorney for Boston.
She is currently teaching
at Florida Coastal School
of Law, and has previously
taught at Boston University
and Harvard College. Her re-
search focuses on intellectual
property and business issues,
including such areas as theft
of trade secrets in the work-
place. At UF, she will teach
Intellectual Property Law and
Business Torts. She will teach
a copyrights class in the fall.
Siebecker, a
S graduate of Yale
SUniversity and
Columbia Law
School, spent
Siebecker four years at the
New York firm
of Cravath, Swain and Moore
before becoming a professor at
Hofstra University School of
At Hofstra, Siebecker did
research on the intersection
of law and political theory,

particularly as they relate to
securities regulation, business
organizations, and the In-
ternet. He also represented a
group of socially-responsible
investment firms as am-
icus curiae in Nike v Kasky,
a commercial speech case
decided by the U.S. Supreme
Court. At UF, Siebecker will
teach corporate law.
As an estates and trusts
associate at the New York
City firms
Davis Polk
& Wardwell
and Milbank,
Tweed, Hadley
& McCoy,
Tritt Lee-ford
Tritt worked
on sophisticated estate, tax,
and property matters. He is
currently teaching at Pace
University School of Law.
At UF this fall, he will teach
estates and trusts. Tritt will
also serve as assistant director
of the Center for Estates and
Elder Planning.


18 Florida Innocence Initiative,
noon, Bailey Courtroom

19 Gene Glasser Ice Cream
Social, noon, courtyard

20 BLSA meeting and elec-
tions, time TBA 285B

ACS officer elections, 5
p.m., 355A

20 EASLS meeting, noon,
Bailey Courtroom

21 Cesar Alvarez, 5 p.m.,

22 Classes End

23 Exam/Reading Period

1 Last Day to Apply to The
Florida Bar

6 Exam/Reading Period Ends

11 Last Day to Clear Hold
On Records/Update In-
formation with Registrar

12 Deadline for Picking up
Cap and Gown

13 Spring 2005 Commence-
ment, 2 p.m. Stephen C.
Connell Center