A message from the dean
 Debate ideas, respect each...
 Career Services
 People, scholarship and activi...
 While you were away


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Table of Contents
    A message from the dean
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Debate ideas, respect each other
        Page 3
    Career Services
        Page 4
        Page 5
    People, scholarship and activities
        Page 6
    While you were away
        Page 7
        Page 8
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A Message from the Dean

VOL. 9, NO.1 AUGUST 23, 2005

On behalf of the faculty
and staff, it is my pleasure to
welcome to the Levin College
of Law both our new first-year
students and our returning
second- and third-year students.
I hope all of you had produc-
tive summers and that you look
forward to your studies at the
college this fall. There are a
number of significant changes
that returning students will,
I hope, notice.
First and foremost are our
new and returning faculty.
We are pleased to welcome
four new faculty to our ranks:
Andrea Matwyshyn comes to
UF from Northwestern Uni-
versity School of Law, where
her research focused on the
legal and social implications of
technology regulation and data
security, and will teach courses
in electronic commerce and
Internet law; Elizabeth Rowe,
a graduate of Harvard (with a
bachelors and masters from UF)
and former partner in a promi-
nent Boston law firm, will teach
in the intellectual property area;
Michael Siebecker, a graduate
of Yale University and Colum-
bia Law School who spent four

4 Career Services
6 Scholarship & Activities
8 Calendar

years at the New York firm of
Cravath, Swain & Moore before
becoming a professor at Hofstra
University School of Law, will
teach in the corporate area; and
Lee-ford Tritt, who worked on
sophisticated estate, tax and
property matters as an estates
and trusts associate at the
New York City firms Davis
Polk & Wardwell and Milbank,
Tweed, Hadley & McCoy
and taught at Pace University
School of Law, will teach estates
and trusts here. When you meet
these new faculty, I believe you
will understand why I am so
very excited that our college is
their new academic home.
We also are delighted that
returning this semester are
professors Larry Lokken from
a visit at Northwestern, Pedro
Malavet from Seattle, and
Chris Slobogin from Hastings,
and Jeffrey Harrison, Michelle
Jacobs, Amy Mashburn, Marty
McMahon, Jon Mills, Juan
Perea and David Richardson
from their sabbaticals.
Another change of historic
proportion is the substantial
completion of the construction
project that, although des-

While You
Were Away


Dean Robert Jerry II

perately needed, created huge
demands and inconveniences
for students, faculty, and staff.
The Legal Information
Center, soon to be dedicated in
honor of and named for the late
Gov. Lawton Chiles, is ready
for your use, and all classrooms
are now finished. Planning for
this project was well underway
before I arrived at UF, but since
ground was broken in July
2003, we have reconstructed
100 percent of the college's
library and classroom space
while continuing to occupy
the facility.
While acknowledging the
disruption we all endured, it is
Continued on Page 2


Special "Welcome
Back" Issue
As you look around the campus
this semester, you may notice
quite a few changes have taken
place over the summer.
This issue of FlaLaw includes
a number of features designed
to help you make sense of the
new facilities and programs on
campus, including a brief ex-
planation of the new telephone
system (page 3) and an update
on events that occurred at the
law school over the summer
(page 7).
If you have any other questions
you would like to see addressed
in coming issues of FlaLaw,
e-mail lockette@law.ufl.edu.

Class Schedules
Changed for
Labor Day Week
The law school will be closed
Monday, Sept. 5, as the nation
observes Labor Day. Classes for
that Monday will be made up on
Tuesday, Sept. 6, and Tuesday
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Welcome back to the UF Levin
College of Law. I would like to
take this opportunity to intro-
duce myself to you as the new
Resource Counselor. My name
is Nicole Nicolaisen Stern, and I
am currently a graduate student
at the College of Education's
Counseling Department. You
will find my office located just
inside the Student Affairs Office,
the first door on the right.
My job is to help you, the law
students, in dealing with any
personal issues or problems you
may be facing (i.e. adjusting to a
new environment, dealing with

Continued from Page 1
worth pausing to reflect on the
size of this undertaking and
the magnitude of this achieve-
ment. On Sept. 8-10, we will
celebrate the completion of the
project.We will have more details
on these exciting events for you
There also was a great deal of
activity in the Office of Student
Affairs while you were away. I
am pleased that Adrian Jones has
joined us in the newly created
position of assistant dean for
diversity and community rela-
tions. Jones is a graduate of the
law school at the State University
of New York at Buffalo, and
former director of multicultural
affairs at SUNY-Buffalo's medical
school. He will bring his skills
here to help us build a stronger,
more welcoming, and inclusive
campus community and to help
provide diversity and leadership
training programs. While we
are disappointed that Assistant
Dean Richard Ludwick has left
the Student Affairs Office, we

relationship concerns, stress/time
management, etc). I am here to
help you find a sense of balance,
relaxation and enjoyment during
your time as
a law student.
My position is
from the Col-
lege of Law and
my services are
both free and
Stern confidential.
I greatly
enjoy working with and helping
people work through various
life situations. Please feel free to
contact me via e-mail (stern@
law.ufl.edu) to set up an appoint-

are pleased for him and the new
opportunity (directing the Office
of Student Affairs at Albany Law
School) that lured him away. On
an interim basis, Jennifer Cope, a
1999 graduate of our law school
who is currently completing her
Ph.D. in higher education, will
serve in the vacated assistant dean
position and will help with vari-
ous services in that office until a
search for a new assistant dean
can be completed. Many of you
did not have the chance to meet
our new registrar, Lori Smith,
who joined us in the spring
- although you have received
her e-mails and communications.
She has already made numerous
changes in the office, and I am
confident you will find the law
school to be much more responsive
and helpful with the entire range
of registrar's functions.
As for the Office of Career
Services, I have directed that a
significant portion of this year's
enhanced revenue generated by
the first year of tuition devolu-
tion be used to create a full-time

ment or simply stop by my office.
If my door happens to be closed,
it either means I am not there
or I am currently with another
student. My office hours for this
semester are:

Monday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: None
Wednesday: noon-5 p.m.
Thursday: noon-5 p.m.
Friday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

These hours are subject to
change. The most current posting
of my hours will be found out-
side of the door to my office.
I look forward to meeting you.

professional position in the
Office of Career Services, which
will help that office improve and
increase the services provided to
all our students. A new person
will be in that position as soon as
it can be filled.
This year, as we celebrate our
new facilities and the steps we are
taking to improve our college's
quality, I hope you will join me
in recommitting ourselves to
improving the quality of our
relationships within the commu-
nity. I look forward to working
with Dean Adrian Jones, the rest
of the Student Affairs staff, the
faculty, and all of you in helping
make our community an example
for the rest of the university.
Some of my thoughts on this
topic are presented in greater
detail in my statement on com-
munity (seepage 3).
Welcome back, and have a
great fall semester.

Robert H. Jerry, II
Dean; Levin, Mabie and
Levin Professor

Resource Counselor is Here to Help
It's no secret that law school can be stressful. But when things get tough, you don't have to go through it alone.

Debate Ideas, Respect Each Other

Dean Robert Jerry offers his thoughts on the principles that should guide all of us faculty, staff and students -
in our efforts to improve and strengthen our community and the relationships within it.

Our college's Vision and Mis-
sion Statement succinctly states
our aspirations at the Levin Col-
lege of Law. We are "dedicated
to advancing human dignity,
social welfare and justice through
knowledge of the law," and we
are committed to "excellence in
educating professionals, advanc-
ing legal scholarship, serving the
public, and fostering justice." To
these ends, we have assembled an
exceptional faculty, staff and stu-
dent body who are committed to
teaching, learning, and scholar-
ship. Our community has energy
and vitality, and it is talented and
diverse. We take pride in the fact
that a variety of backgrounds,
opinions and viewpoints are
represented in our community;
indeed, in an educational institu-
tion like ours, this diversity is
important because we learn much
from each other.
A vigorous, vibrant commu-
nity is essential if we are to pro-
vide a high-quality educational
environment where students can
acquire the knowledge and skills
they need to succeed in their ca-
reers and where faculty can teach
and produce quality scholarship
that serves the public and fosters
justice. Building a strong com-
munity among persons who are
different is not always easy. But
our differences, whether based
on race, gender, socioeconomic
status, ethnicity, culture, religion,
sexual preference, physical ability,
life experience or something else,
provide excellent opportuni-
ties for us to learn about other
people, our nation and world,
and ultimately ourselves.
Notwithstanding our differ-
ences, there exist core values to

which each and every member
of our community should be
committed. We respect the dig-
nity and value the rights of each
member of our community. We
expect honesty, integrity and fair
dealing in our relationships. We
expect each member of the com-
munity to pursue excellence in
one's work. We expect each of us
to be responsible, and to be held
accountable, for one's actions
and conduct. In our studies as

law students, our teaching and
research as faculty members, and
ultimately our service as practic-
ing lawyers, we routinely deal
with controversial questions of
great significance on which pub-
lic opinion is deeply divided. Be-
cause as legal professionals we are
expected to deal responsibly with
conflict, it is incumbent upon
us to respect opposing opinions
and viewpoints even as we debate
issues openly and vigorously. To
these ends, within our com-
munity we do not practice and
we do not tolerate harassing or
threatening behavior, intimida-
tion, abuse of authority, the use
of degrading language toward any
person or any group, impeding
any community member's right
to communicate one's ideas sim-

ply because we disagree with the
content, or lack of civility toward
those with opposing views.
As members of the legal profes-
sion, we have a special obligation
to assist our society in dealing
with injustice and unfair treat-
ment of individuals. As members
of a law school community, as
our Vision and Mission State-
ment urges, we are expected
to fulfill this obligation in our
interactions with others in the

college and our university. We are
also expected to do our utmost
to promote an environment that
encourages full participation by
all of its members in learning,
discussion and intellectual argu-
ment. At the law school, we need
to be the leaders in setting an
example in community
building for the greater univer-
sity, so that the university will set
the best example possible for our
society. It is through efforts
like these in our relationships
with each other that great
change in the world around us
becomes possible.

Robert H. Jerry, II
Dean; Levin, Mabie and
Levin Professor

New Phone
System, New
Phone Numbers
The law school has replaced
its old telephone systems, thus
changing many of the phone
numbers you are accustomed
to using.
Over the summer, the law
school installed new phones us-
ing Voice-over-lnternet-Protocol
(VolP) technology.
Before the switch to VolP, the
law school operated on two
separate phone systems, both
out of date, and many people
on campus did not have their
own extension numbers or
voice mail.
The new phones come with
a host of advanced features,
including customized ringtones
and caller ID, and on-screen
directories that allow you to
search for campus numbers
without wandering through a
maze of voice-mail menus.
The switchover means that
offices on campus now have
new phone numbers. A
directory of new numbers, up-
dated regularly, is available at
It is important to note that,
while these are Internet
telephones, the law school is
not using them to get free long-
distance service so plan your
calls accordingly.


"It is incumbent upon us to

respect opposing opinions and

viewpoints even as we debate

issues openly and vigorously."

Symposium to
Focus on
Eminent Domain
With the heated debate over
the Supreme Court's ruling in
Kelo v. City of New London,
takings have become a hot-but-
ton issue in American politics.
At this semester's Richard E.
Nelson Symposium, scheduled
for Nov. 18 at the UF Hilton
Conference Center, eminent
domain experts from around the
country will take on Kelo and
other tough issues.
Titled "New Takes on Takings:
Kelo, Lingle, Canker and More,"
the symposium will feature
presentations by:
* James E. Krier, Earl Warren
Delano Professor of Law at
the University of Michigan

* Nicole Stelle Garrett, Lilly
Endowment Professor of
Law at the University of
Notre Dame

* Douglas M. Kmiec, Caruso
Family Chair in Constitu-
tional Law at Pepperdine

* Eduardo M. Pefialver,
Associate Professor of Law,
Fordham University

* Experts from the Levin
College of Law, including
Richard E. Nelson Professor
Michael Allan Wolf, Associ-
ate Professor Mark Fenster,
and Affiliate Professor
James Nicholas.

The conference is free to UF
law students and faculty.
Others pay $50. For more
information, call Director of
Conference Planning Barbara
DeVoe at 273-0615.


Hints to help you in the legal profession

Welcome Back
We hope you had a valuable
summer experience that helped
you to clarify your career paths
while filling in the white spaces
on your resume. For those who
clerked, volunteered, studied
abroad or were summer associ-
ates, Career Services would like
to hear about it. Please complete
and return the Summer Experi-
ence Survey available on-line
on the CCS website or in the
Center for Career Services. This
information will assist other
students seeking dynamic sum-
mer experiences and help them
make informed decisions about
how best to spend their time
and resources. Also, please let
Career Services know when you
have received and/or accepted an
employment offer.

New Faces in CCS
Stop by and meet two new
members of the Career Services
team of talented individuals all
dedicated to assisting you on
your career path. Ashlee Corales
is our new resource coordinator,
and will be pleased to schedule
appointments and answer your
questions. Kayce Horgan is
coordinating judicial clerkship
applications and helping out with
the externship program.

Keeping Up with
Career Services
Fall is a hectic time in Career
Services and critical career dead-
lines pass quickly. Do not miss
out on potential experiences by
being out of the Career Services
loop. To stay connected:

* Attend CCS programs.
* Subscribe to the the Career

Listserve. For all the late-
breaking news on deadlines,
program announcements,
some job listings and more,
sign up on our e-mail distribu-
tion list the Career Hotline.
Simply send a blank e-mail to
ufl.edu. You then will receive
a confirmation e-mail requir-
ing you to respond within 24
hours. Remember, it is critical
that you subscribe using your
non-forwarded UF account.
* Stop by One Quick Question
each Thursday from 10:30
a.m. to noon. Look for our
table set up on the second floor
of Bruton Geer outside of the
Center for Career Services
if you have a quick question
about resumes, upcoming
programs, interviews or your
job search.
* Check the Law Event Calendar
on the UF law website, as well
as the program links on the
CCS website.
* Peruse the CCS website
complete with downloadable
forms, handouts and informa-
tion (www.law.ufl.edu/career).

The CCS website is the quick-
est way to locate information
about our programs and
resources, and it is
conveniently available to you
from anywhere.

Home Stretch For
Clerkship Applications
The official first day that fed-
eral judges can receive clerkship
applications is Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Recommendations should have
been obtained over the summer
and must be included within
your application packet. Remem-
ber, if you are using OSCAR
- the "Online System for Clerk-
ship Application and Review"
- you will upload all of your
documents, your recommenders
will upload their letters of recom-
mendation and then the desig-
nated federal judge will be able
to view your electronically-trans-
mitted application packet online
at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Need additional help? Attend the
Judicial Clerkship Application
program listed on page 5.


Judicial Clerkship
Application Workshop
The application date for federal
clerkships is Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Join Assistant Dean Linda Cal-
vert Hanson Wednesday, Aug.
24, at noon in room 285B and
learn about changes in the ap-
plication process.

One Quick Question
Assistant Director Leonard
Grill will be available Thurs-
day, Aug. 25, from 10:30
a.m. to noon to answer your
questions about externships,
mock interviews, resumes and
cover letters, career development
and more. Look for the table
outside the Career Services Office
at 244 BG.

OCI: The Student
On-campus interview veteran
Lou Barbieri (3L) will share his
insight and perspectives about
on-campus interviews with fellow
students Thursday, Aug. 25, at
noon in room 285C.

Career Options with
Learn about opportunities for
lawyers in the Marine Corps and
other branches of the military
Wednesday, Aug. 31, at noon in
room 285D.

Getting Hired from the
Employer Perspective
Jena E. Rissman Atlass (JD
92) and Jason Oletsky of Kluger,
Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin in
Miami will provide insight on
what employers are seeking when
viewing resumes, interviewing
students and working with sum-

mer associates. They will meet
with students Tuesday, Aug. 30,
at 2 p.m. in Room 285C.

Fall Recruiting: OCI,
Resume Collects, Etc.
* OCI Phase Two interviews are
underway this week at the law
school on the second floor of
the Legal Information Center.
Access is available only via the
first floor main LIC entrance
from the courtyard. Schedules
are posted outside of the CCS
and in the student area of the
LIC, room 247.
* Resume Collects: We continue
to receive requests from em-
ployers from across the nation
for the collection of resumes
from interested students. These
announcements are posted in
Symplicity and sometimes sent
out on the Career Listserv. Be
sure to check the job postings
in Symplicity regularly.
* Mid-Atlantic Legal Recruiting
Conference (MALRC), Aug.
26 in Washington, D.C.
* Southeastern Law Placement
Conference (SELPC), Sept. 9
in Atlanta.
* Equal Justice Works Public
Interest Conference & Career
Fair, Oct. 27-28 in Washing-
ton, D.C.
Six From UF
Join Inn of Court
Six students from the Levin
College of Law have been admit-
ted to the Chester Bedell Inn of
Court in Jacksonville for 2005-
2006: Kerry Cooper Collins,
David Duncan, Leonard Feigel,
Damon Starrett, Sarah Stoddard
and Joshua Walker.
Information regarding applica-

tions for the James C. Adkins, Jr.
Inn of Court, Gainesville, and
the D.R. Smith Inn of Court,
Ocala, will be announced shortly.
The esteemed American Inns
of Court is a legal mentor-
ing organization that teams
students with new lawyers and
seasoned practitioners. The
purpose of the Inns is to further
the tradition of learning by ex-
ample, through discussion and
social interaction.

Think Before You Blog
Weblogs also known as
blogs are commonly used by
law students and many others
as personal journals and to post
opinions on the Internet.
There are circumstances when
the contents of a law student's
blog can have far-reaching,
unanticipated results.
Techno-savvy legal employers
can Google a prospective can-
didate's name and double click
into an applicant's personal blog.
Reflect for a moment on whether
you would be comfortable if a
prospective employer were to
discover your innermost thoughts
or opinions especially if it
includes candid information
about your summer at another
law firm or opinions about other
legal professionals you met while
Consider this: Would you
want everything contained in
your blog attached as an adden-
dum to your resume? If not, you
may wish to re-think what you
have disseminated about yourself
on the World Wide Web.

Career Services
Seeks Students
for Advisory
Do you have ideas about how
the Center for Career Services
can best assist students in
meeting their career goals?
Career Services is now seeking
both individual students and
representatives of student
organizations for its Student
Advisory Committee. The com-
mittee will meet on a monthly
basis to explore ways for
Career Services to partner with
individual student organizations
to provide complementary pro-
gramming and guest speakers
and to combine resources to
provide greater benefits to all.
If you are interested in serving
on this committee, e-mail your
resume along with a one- to
two- paragraph expression
of your interest by Sept. 2 to

FJIL Begins
Members of the Florida Journal
of InternationalLaw will begin
holding meetings this week.
Students who have been invited
to join the journal as grade-on
members will meet at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 24, in
room 355C.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25,
the FJIL will hold an informa-
tional meeting in room 355C
for students interested in
participating in the upcoming
write-on competition. A second
informational meeting will be
held at the same location at
7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, for
students who were unable to
attend the first meeting.










I Sasnett

In the News
With an eventful session at
the U.S. Supreme Court and a
number of high-profile criminal
and civil cases in the news, the
summer of 2005 found the law
school's faculty fielding a number
of requests for media interviews.
While media appearances by UF
law professors over the past three
months are too numerous to
list in this space, here are a few
prominent examples:
Professor Patricia Dilley was
quoted on the current debate
over Social Security in The Or-
lando Sentinel and other news-
papers. In early August, Dilley
appeared in a press conference
with Congressman Jim Davis (D-
Fla.) marking the anniversary of
the creation of Social Security.
Dean Robert Jerry appeared
on television in Poland in June,
where he commented on the
Michael Jackson trial. Jerry was
visiting Warsaw to show support
for UF's international program
Assistant Professor Christo-
pher Peterson was quoted in
newspapers around the country
regarding his study that found
that payday lenders target mili-
tary personnel for high-interest
loans. Coverage of the story hit
a peak in late June, when the
Department of Defense in-
cluded Peterson in a press release
warning its employees to avoid
high-interest lenders inspiring
a story on the Associated Press
nation wire that appeared in
several prominent media outlets,
including the home page of the
search engine Yahoo. Peterson
appeared in a press conference on
the topic with Florida Attorney


General Charlie Crist in late July,
and is working with legislators
who are drafting bills that would
limit high-interest loans.
Professor Katheryn Russell-
Brown was quoted in a national
Associated Press wire article on
the role of racial stereotypes in
the story fabricated by "runaway
bride" Jennifer Wilbanks. The
story was picked up by a number
of prominent outlets, including
MSNBC's website.
Richard E. Nelson Professor
Michael Allan Wolf was quoted
in several news outlets includ-
ing The St. Petersburg Times, The
Bradenton Herald, The Marion
(Illinois) Daily Republican, and
The Gainesville Sun in response
to the U.S. Supreme Court's
recent decision to allow govern-
ments to take private property
under eminent domain in order
to make room for private devel-
opment. He wrote a commentary
on the Court's recent Ten Com-
mandments ruling that appeared
in the July 1 edition of The
Miami Herald. A commentary by
Wolf on the approval process for
Supreme Court nominee John
Roberts appeared on the July
21 edition of National Public
Radio's "All Things Considered."
David H. Levin Chair in
Family Law Barbara Bennett
Woodhouse, a former clerk
to Supreme Court Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor, was
quoted in Newsweek, The
Washington Post, and The
Gainesville Sun, and interviewed
by C-SPAN, all on the topic of
O'Connor's retirement.
For more information on
faculty appearances in the media,
go to http://www.law.ufl.edu/

Scholarship & Activities
Faculty members were involved
in a wide range of scholarship
and other activities over the sum-
mer break. The following are a
few highlights:
Associate Professor Mark Fen-
ster's article, "Takings Formalism
and Regulatory Formulas: Exac-
tions and the Consequences of
Clarity," was selected by Land Use
and Environmental Law Review
as one of "the best land use and
environmental law articles" of the
past year.
Michael Gordon was named
John and Mary Lou Dasburg
Professor in Corporate Law.
Samuel T. Dell Research
Scholar Thomas R. Hurst's
book, Cases and Materials on Cor-
porations (written with William
A. Gregory), was published by
Associate Dean for Faculty
Development Lyrissa Lidsky's
book, Mass Media Law: Cases
and Materials (co-authored by
Mark A. Franklin and David A
Anderson), was published by
Foundation Press.
James J. Freeland Eminent
Scholar in Taxation Paul
McDaniel's book, Introduction to
United States International Taxa-
tion (5th. ed.), was published by
Aspen Publishing.
Associate Dean for Students
Gail Sasnett was appointed to
the board of directors for the
Florida Council on Compulsive
Gambling. She was also elected
president-elect of Florida Lawyers
Assistance, Inc.
For more on recent publica-
tions and appearances by faculty,
go to http://www.law.ufl.edu/fac-


While You Were Away
Life at the law school doesn't stop between Spring and Fall semesters even when there's construction going on.
Here's an update on some of the events that occurred on campus during the summer break.

Library Returns
to Campus
The days of driving across
town to study are over. In
early August, the Lawton Chiles
Legal Information Center
reopened its doors on the law
school campus after a year in a
storefront near the Archer Road
With more than 100,000
square feet of floor space, the
new facility is the largest academ-
ic law library in the Southeast. It
includes 13 group study rooms, a
lactation center, a spacious read-
ing room and study carrels for
more than 300.
The official dedication of the
library is scheduled for the week-
end of Sept. 8-10. Details on the
events will be outlined in future
issues of FlaLaw.

UF Law Hires Assistant
Dean For Diversity
Adrian Jones, the law school's
first associate dean for diversity,
began work Aug. 11. Jones is a
graduate of the law school at the
State University of New York at
Buffalo, and
the former
director of
tural affairs at
falo's medical
Jones school.
Jones will be responsible for
building a welcoming, nurturing
and inclusive campus com-
munity, providing mediation of
diversity issues, and developing a
diversity orientation component
for entering law students.

Workers assemble tables for the Stephen C. O'Connell Reading Room in
the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center. The library completed the
move to its new facilities in Holland Hall in early August.

New Assistant Dean
for Students
UF law alum Jennifer Cope
(JD 99) has been appointed in-
terim assistant dean for students.
Cope takes over for former Assis-
tant Dean Richard Ludwick, who
has accepted
a position as
vice president
for enrollment
and student af-
fairs at Albany
Law School in
New York. Cope

LL.M. in International
Tax Degree Begins
It's another sign of our rapidly
globalizing economy: in recent
years, the Levin College of Law
has seen an increase in the num-
ber of foreign lawyers applying
for admission to UF's highly
ranked Graduate Tax Program,
and a growing interest in interna-
tional tax among U.S. students.
To meet this demand, the
Graduate Tax Program is now of-
fering an LL.M. in International

Tax, making UF one of a hand-
ful of law schools around the
country with a degree program
in international taxation. For
details, go to http://www.law.ufl.

UN Responds to Belize
Barrier Reef Proposal
The United Nations an-
nounced plans to officially
investigate the effects of global
warming on the Belize Barrier
Reef- thanks largely to a pro-
posal drafted by a student in the
UF law Conservation Clinic.
Spring 2005 graduate Erika
Zimmerman worked with the
Belize Environmental Law and
Policy Institute to draft a petition
asking the United Nations Scien-
tific and Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) to place the Belize
Barrier Reef Reserve System
on its World Heritage Danger
List the UN's highest level of
environmental protection status.
UNESCO agreed to investigate
the site for possible inclusion on
the list.

Student Needed
for Project
on Race and
Justice System
Professor Katheryn Russell-
Brown is looking for a law
student who is interested in
working on research for the
second edition of her book, The
Color of Crime. The project
will involve research on racial
hoaxes, racial profiling and
racial segregation. Students
who apply must be able to
meet a five-hour-per-week
minimum commitment. Pay
will be based on experience. If
you are interested, leave your
resume and a cover letter with
Patricia Hancock in 340 Hol-
land Hall. If you have questions
about the position, contact
Professor Russell-Brown at rus-


College of Law
* Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean
* George L. Dawson,
Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs
* Stuart R. Cohn,
Associate Dean for
International Studies
* Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky,
Associate Dean for
Faculty Development
* Michael K. Friel,
Associate Dean & Director,
Graduate Tax Program
* M. Kathleen "Kathie" Price,
Associate Dean for Library
and Technology
* Gail E. Sasnett,
Associate Dean for
Students, Professionalism
and Community Relations
* J. Patrick Shannon,
Associate Dean for
Administrative Affairs
* Linda Calvert Hanson,
Assistant Dean for
Career Services
* Jennifer Cope, Interim
Assistant Dean for Students
* Adrian Jones,
Assistant Dean for Diversity
and Community Relations
* J. Michael Patrick,
Assistant Dean for
* Donald J. Hale,
Senior Director of
Development and
Alumni Affairs
* Debra D. Amirin,
Director of Communications

* Tim Lockette,
Editor, Flalaw

Send Us Your News
Flalaw is published each
week school is in session
by the Levin College of Law
Communications Office.
Submit news of interest to the
law school community by 10
a.m. Tuesday for the following
Monday's issue to Flalaw edi-
tor Tim Lockette at lockette@
law.ufl.edu or 273-0650.


Student Recruiters Needed

The Admissions Office is
seeking students, regardless of
year, to help bring the nation's
top undergraduates to the
Levin College of Law.
Students have until Aug.
31 to apply for the Student
Recruitment Team, or SRT.
Members of the group conduct
campus tours, discuss their
law school experiences with
prospective law students and
occasionally travel to cities
around the state to recruit new
students to UF's law school.
Participation in the SRT
takes only about one hour per
week, but can have a tremen-
dous effect on the future of the
law school, said Lewis Hutchi-
son, director of admissions and
special programs.
"The opinion of current stu-
dents can be a deciding factor
in a prospective student's choice
of law school," Hutchison said.
"Law students can offer a first-

The Student Recruitment Team helps the Levin College of Law attract the
best and brightest undergraduate students. Pictured here is last semes-
ter's team; the Amissions Office is now seeking new team members.

hand account of the quality of
life on a campus that you can't
get anywhere else."
If you are interested in be-
coming part of the SRT, bring
your completed resume and a
completed application to the

Admissions Office (a copy of
the application is included in
this issue of FlaLaw). For more
information, contact Lewis
Hutchison at 273-0895 or

24 Judicial Clerkship Appli-
cation Workshop, noon,
room 285B

FJIL grade-ons meeting,
7 p.m., room 355C

25 One Quick Question,
10:30 a.m. noon, outside
room 244 BG

OCI: The Student
Perspective, noon, room

FJIL informational
meeting, 7 p.m.,
room 355C

29 FJIL informational
meeting, 7 p.m.,
room 355C

30 Getting Hired from the
Employer Perspective, 2
p.m., room 285C

31 Career Options with
USMC JAG, noon, room

5 Labor Day Holiday

6 Monday classes
meet; Tuesday classes

6 Spring 2006 Externship
Informational Meeting, 5
p.m., room 285C

7 Spring 2006 Externship
Informational Meeting,
noon, room 285B

8 Labor and Employment
Law, with Peter Zinober of
Zinober & McCrea, noon,
faculty dining room

Legal Information Center
dedication events begin.
Check future issues of
FlaLaw for further details
on the dates and times of
specific events.