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    Supreme Court justice at UF Law Sept. 9
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    Career Services
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    Events and opportunities
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Supreme Court Justice at UF Law Sept. 9

VOL. 9, NO. 2 AUGUST 29, 2005

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor,
the first woman to sit on the
U.S. Supreme Court, will be
the guest of honor at dedication
ceremonies for the law school's
new library and hundreds of
law students will have a chance
to see her in person.
O'Connor will deliver a lec-
ture to more than 500 students
in the Marcia Schott Courtyard
at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9.
The lecture is part of a three-
day series of events being held
to dedicate the law school's new
facilities, including 18 reno-
vated classrooms and the greatly
expanded library, to be named
in honor of UF law alumnus
and former Florida Governor
Lawton Chiles.
From Sept. 8-10, O'Connor
will appear in a number of
events on campus, including a
reception and a breakfast with
the faculty.
Students will have their
chance to hear from Justice
O'Connor at the Sept. 9 lecture,
which is expected to last one
hour, and will be conducted in a
classroom format. The event will
be the longest and most signifi-
cant of O'Connor's speeches on

2 Career Services
4 Events and Opportunities
8 Calendar

The lecture is open to all law
students, regardless of year. For
security reasons, however, ev-
eryone who plans to attend the
event must obtain a ticket.
Student tickets will be avail-
able on a first-come, first-served
basis in the Office of Student
Affairs beginning at 10 a.m.
Sept. 2. To get a ticket, students
must show a valid student ID.
Seating for 500 students will
be available in the courtyard.
When tickets for those seats
have been distributed, Student
Affairs will distribute 300
"balcony" tickets, for standing-
room-only spaces on the sec-
ond- and third-floor walkways.
More information on types of
student tickets and conditions
of their use will be available in
Student Affairs.
In addition to students, ap-
proximately 200 faculty and
staff are expected to attend the
Only one ticket will be avail-
able per student, said Assistant
Dean for Diversity and Com-
munity Relations Adrian Jones,
who is handling the distribu-
tion of tickets. Students will

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not be able to bring guests or
pick up tickets for their fellow
"Because of the limited
number of seats, we ask that
students seek tickets only if
they will be able to attend,"
Jones said.
O'Connor will be the first
Supreme Court justice to visit
the law school in more than
two decades. Her visit comes at
a crucial time in both her own
career and the history of the
high court.
In July, O'Connor an-
nounced plans to retire after
serving almost 24 years on the
court. Confirmation hearings
Continued on Page 7

Opens on
UF Law Campus


Construction Begins
on SW 2nd Ave.
People who use SW 2nd Ave.
to get to the law school may
find their commute a little more
complicated in coming weeks.
Work begins today on a
construction project that
will widen the roadway and
improve sidewalks on SW 2nd
Ave. between SW 28th and SW
34th streets. The project may
lead to lane closures that af-
fect motorists, and is expected
to periodically close the road
to pedestrians and bicyclists.
Walkers and bikers will be
detoured, and are asked not to
cut through the University Golf
Construction on the road,
including work on Hogtown
Creek Bridge west of SW 34th
Street, is expected to continue
until December 2006.

Class Schedules
Changed for
Labor Day Week
The law school will be closed
Monday, Sept. 5, for Labor
Day. Classes for that Monday
will be made up on Tuesday,
Sept. 6, and Tuesday classes
will be canceled.
Classes on Friday, Sept. 9, will
be cancelled due to the events
surrounding the dedication of
the law school's new facilities.

Hints to help you in the legal profession

Career Deadlines
Application deadlines for
several important clerkships,
internships and other opportun-
ties are approaching rapidly.
The following are a few key
deadlines for September.
Sept. 6

* The first day federal judges
can receive judicial clerkship
application packets

Sept. 15

* Federal Trade Commission,
Paid Antitrust Scholars Sum-
mer Program for 2Ls

* U.S. Patent & Trademark
Office, Volunteer Law Stu-
dent Internship for 2Ls

* Miami-Dade County Attor-
ney's Office, Paid Summer
Law Clerk Program for 2Ls

Sept. 19

* Department of Justice,
Attorney General's Honors
Programs for 3Ls & LL.M.

* Department of Justice, Paid
Summer Law Intern Program
2Ls & 3Ls

For further information on
hiring specifics for the above
opportunities, refer to the Gov-
ernment Honors and Internship
Handbook, available on the web
at htttp://www.law.arizona.
or in hard copy in the Center for
Career Services. Contact Career
Services for the password.


Employment Numbers
Stay Strong
The future continues to look
bright for graduates of the
Levin College of Law. Accord-
ing to the National Association
of Law Placement's recently
released book Jobs J.D.s:
Employment and Salaries of New
Law Graduates, Class of2004,
UF's post-graduation employ-
ment rates compare favorably to
national trends.
In 2004, the national employ-
ment rate six to nine months
post-graduation for new law
school graduates remained steady
at 89 percent for the third year.
UF's rate mirrored this average at
88.9 percent.

Early Offers
According to Jobs andJ.D.s,
two-thirds of all law school
graduates received their job offers
before graduation, while 17.8
percent received an offer after
graduation, but before the bar
results. Roughly one graduate in
six obtained an offer after receiv-
ing bar results.
The timing of offers varied by
the type of employer, a reflection
of differences in hiring practices.
As expected, 84.1 percent of the
judicial law clerks had obtained an
offer before graduation. In firms
of 51-100 lawyers, 85.2 percent
received pre-graduate offers, while
in the largest firms, 92.1 percent
of new hires had offers before
graduation. Roughly half of the
grads working for government,
business, public interest and
academic employers had offers
before graduation. These statistics
demonstrate that the timing of the
employment offer is clearly related
to employer type.

Starting Salaries Climb in Florida
While salaries for new lawyers have remained steady throughout much
of the country, starting salaries in Florida have grown considerably.
Here are a few examples of average starting salaries in selected Florida
cities and out-of-state counterparts.

Average Salary

W. Palm Beach
Ft. Lauderdale
Ft. Meyers
Coral Gables
Boca Raton
St. Petersburg

New York City
Washington, D.C.



Florida: A Large
Public Sector Employer
More than half (56 percent)
of the employed recent graduates
were working in private law firms
while more than one-fourth (27
percent) were employed in public
service positions, including gov-
ernment jobs, judicial clerkships
and public interest positions.
Florida leads the nation in
the number of state government
jobs offered to recent law school
graduates. Of the 630 graduates
entering state government jobs
nationwide in 2004, 235 went
to work for the state of Florida.
Florida's high numbers in this
area may be due to the fact that
prosecutors in the Sunshine State

Average Salary

- In State

Out of State

are employed by state govern-
ment, not local government.
These numbers do not include
those employed by Florida Of-
fices of the Public Defender,
which now are classified as a pub-
lic interest employer by NALP.
Even so, the government segment
provides great employment op-
portunities for UF law students.

A Geographic Riddle
The large number of entry-
level government jobs may help
explain why so many graduates
from UF and other Florida law
schools choose not to leave the
state. Eighty-six percent of all
graduates of Florida law schools
accept their first job from an in-

state employer a higher per-
centage than in all but three
other states. Nationwide, two
thirds of law graduates take
their first jobs in the state
where they graduated from
law school.
"When new law students
are surveyed about post-grad-
uate geographic preferences,
invariably a large percentage
express an interest outside
of Florida, so it continues to
intrigue us just how many
law students choose Florida
employers upon graduation,"
said Assistant Dean for Career
Services Linda Calvert Hanson.
Curiously, the number of UF
law grads remaining in state
continues to grow, despite the
fact there are now nine other
law schools in the state. A few
years ago, Calvert Hanson-

Two-thirds of all law students receive a job offer before finishing law
school, according to the National Association for Law Placement.

said, law school administrators
believed this trend was due to
students' desires to stay closer
to home in the wake of the
Sept. 11 attacks. With the pas-
sage of time, she said, it seems

apparent that some other factor
is responsible possibly UF's
strong alumni base and the
networking opportunities it
provides in-state job seekers.

A Message About Military Recruiting

The Levin College of Law, as
an equal opportunity institution
of higher education, conforms
to all applicable laws prohibit-
ing discrimination, and is com-
mitted to nondiscrimination on
the basis of race, color, religion,
national origin, social condi-
tion, sex, sexual orientation, age
and handicap in its programs
and activities. In compliance
with this policy, the law school's
Center for Career Services is
committed to supporting an
equal and fair evaluation of its
law student and graduate job
applicants on the basis of his
or her own individual merits.
Therefore, the center is avail-

able only to employers whose
employment practices are in
compliance with the law and
the school's nondiscrimination
policy. The one exception to this
nondiscrimination policy is that
while the center does not con-
done the practice, the military
may pursuant to its regula-
tions, discriminate on the basis
of sexual orientation. Federal
law provides that law schools
that deny access to military
recruiters may lose certain types
of financial aid for students.
Accordingly, the Levin College
of Law will permit on-campus
military recruitment. To ame-
liorate the potentially discrimi-

natory impact on its students,
measures have been imple-
mented, including: 1) Posting of
the center's position statement
that the military discriminates
in a manner not permitted by
the law school's nondiscrimina-
tion policy; 2) Publication of
an explanation of the center's
policy on all military career
postings or announcements; 3)
Making available a collection of
newsletters and materials related
to gay and lesbian practitioners;
and/or 4) Holding a forum/pan-
el discussion on various forms
of discrimination and how they
affect the legal profession.

Career Services
This Week

Getting Hired: From the
Employer Perspective

Jena E. Rissman Atlass
(JD 92) and Jason Oletsky
of Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan &
Berlin in Miami will meet with
law students Tuesday, Aug.
30, at 2 p.m. in room 285C
to discuss what employers
are seeking when viewing re-
sumes, interviewing students
and working with summer

Career Options with
Captain J.C. Bonnette of the
Marine Corps will discuss
career options in the military
Wednesday, Aug. 31, at noon in
room 285D.

One Quick Question
Career Services Director
Jessie Howell Wallace will
be available to answer your
career-related questions at
the table outside the Career
Services Office at 244 BG,
from 10:30 a.m. to noon
Thursday, Sept 1.


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

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



First ACS Meeting
The American Constitution
Society will hold its first meeting
of the semester at noon Sunday,
Sept. 4, in the Bailey Courtroom.
The meeting marks the begin-
ning of the group's speaker series,
titled "The Constitution in the
21st Century." Richard E. Nelson
Professor Michael Allan Wolf
will address the topic of eminent
domain in the wake of Kelo v.
City ofNew London. The meeting
is open to all students.
The group plans to bring Duke
University Law Professor Erwin
Chemerinsky, who recently
argued a Ten Commandments
case before the Supreme Court,
to campus in October.

Join ICAM Team
If you are interested in inter-
national arbitration and business
issues and want to polish your
legal writing and oral skills, reg-
ister now for UF's International
Commercial Arbitration Moot
Team. The ICAM team competes
every spring in Vienna, Austria.
This is a two-semester com-
mitment. ICAM will have an
informational meeting Monday,
Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. in room 359.
For more information contact
Trisha Low at tlow@ufl.edu.

Mediation Clinic
Has Opening
A seat has become available
in the Fall 2005 Mediation
Clinic, and a student is needed
to fill it as soon as possible. For a
description of the clinic, refer to
the Levin College of Law Hand-
book and Student Honor System.
If you are interested in register-
ing for this course, e-mail Lori
Smith at smithl@law.ufl.edu.

Law Review Competition
Florida Law Review will hold
an informational meeting on its
Open Writing Competition
Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 6:30 p.m.
in room 285C. The competition
is open to all third-year students
who have successfully completed
Legal Research & Writing and
Appellate Advocacy and who
have a 2.0 grade point average
or better. Almost half of the
Review's members joined through
the Open Writing Competition.

FJIL to Meet
Members of the Florida Journal
ofInternational Law will hold
an informational meeting today,
Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. in room
355C. The meeting is open to all
students interest in participating
in FJIL's write-on competitions.

ABA Law Student
Division Meets
The American Bar Association's
Law Student Division will hold
a meeting at noon Tuesday,
Aug. 30, in room 285B for all
Members will discuss the
upcoming ABA Olympics field
day event in September, breast
cancer awareness events during
the month of October, and the
continuing ABA registration of
all UF law students.

The group also will elect of-
ficers to represent first-semester
students. All first-semester stu-
dents wishing to run for an office
should be prepared to give a very
brief speech. For more informa-
tion, contact ABA President
Mike Wild at bufhouse@ufl.edu.

Honor Court Seeks
New Members
The Student Honor Court
is accepting applications from
law students who wish to serve
as attorney general and defense
counsel staff. Law students will
try cases concerning violations of
the academic honesty guidelines
and help promote academic in-
tegrity on campus. Applications
are available in Student Affairs
beginning today, Aug. 29, and
must be returned to the Honor
Court Office, 314 Reitz Union,
no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday,
Sept. 7. For more information,
contact Stephanie Ducheine at

First Meeting for APIL
Interested in using your legal
education to make the world
a better place? Come meet the
members of the Association for
Public Interest Law for dinner
at Chopstix Cafe at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 1. Contact Lisa
Kanarek (lkanarek@ufl.edu) or
Dina Finkel (dfinkel@ufl.edu) to
RSVP or for more information.

JMBA General Meeting
The John Marshall Bar Asso-
ciation will hold its first meet-
ing of the semester Wednesday,
Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. in room
345. The group will elect first
semester representatives.


Make the Most of Your Time
The law school's resource counselor offers tips on lessening stress by managing your time.

Since the Fall 2005 Semes-
ter is just beginning, it seems
the most
ate time to
think about
how we're
going to
effectively do
all the things
we need to
Stern do as well
as what we
want to do. If we keep ourselves
in balance and use some simple
time-saving techniques, we can
easily accomplish and succeed in
any endeavor we desire.
If you follow these simple
steps, you will find that you can
keep things under control and
do all that you set out to do.
Breathe Deep. People work
best when they learn to manage
their stresses by taking things
in stride. Relax, and take things
one step at a time. Freaking out
does nothing but hinder your
Make Lists.These help you
plan and organize, and they free
up brain space for other things.
Plus, it feels good to cross things
off the list because it allows you
to see how productive you've
Prioritize. Priorities have to
do with those things that help
you with your personal goals for
knowledge, work, relationships
or your future. When you're not
sure what to do, figure out what
is most important and benefi-
cial to your future and do that.
Choices that open doors give
more possibilities down the road.

Don't Waste Time. If you use
spare time wisely, you can get
more things done. Maybe you
have a big task that you've been
putting off. Break it into smaller
pieces, work on it in increments,
and complete it during time
that would have otherwise been
wasted. How much time do you
spend watching TV?
Be Flexible. Sometimes
things don't work out as we
planned. When this happens,
figure out an alternative that will
work. Adaptation and flexibility
allow us to be resilient and bet-
ter functioning, thus allowing us
to be more successful.
Take Care of Yourself. Living
the hectic lives we do can make
it easy to forget the seemingly
"little things" that can add up
to bigger things down the road.
Make sure you make time for
yourself to socialize with good
friends and family because that's
just as important for your overall
well-being as eating a healthy,
balanced diet and doing regular
exercise. You can also try things
in the local community that you
may enjoy. Gainesville is full of
fun activities such as kickboxing,
karate, belly dancing, yoga, tai
chi, art classes, capoeira, hiking,
biking, etc. Many programs are
offered free through the univer-
sity. If you've tried something
and it hasn't worked for you,
don't give up. Try something else
that might fit you better. Most
importantly, find a balance that
works for you.
Remember, you're human.
Since we are not perfect ma-
chines, we will from time to
time make mistakes. The better

we are able to recognize the
mistake, correct it, let go and
move on, the better we will be
able to adapt and succeed. We
are almost always our own worst
critic. Others will forgive us for
our mistakes, so it is impor-
tant for us to learn to forgive
ourselves and think of all of the
positive accomplishments we
have made in the process.
For additional ideas on time
management, to discuss any of
the topics covered in this article,
or to set up an appointment,
please contact me, the resource
counselor, Nicole Nicolaisen
Stern at Stern@law.ufl.edu

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-button issue in American
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, As-
sociate Professor of Law at
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.


In the News
Law school faculty gave
reporters an advance tour of the
Lawton Chiles Legal Information
Center Aug. 18, generating cov-
erage in a number of local news
media outlets.
Dean Robert Jerry, Associ-
ate Dean Patrick Shannon,
Associate Dean for Library and
Technology Kathleen Price and
Center on Children and Families
Director Barbara Woodhouse
were quoted in The Gainesville
Sun's coverage of the event. Price
appeared on WCJB-TV20 dis-
cussing the new library, and was
interviewed by Mid-Florida Pub-
lic Radio. he Jacksonville Daily
Record devoted an entire page to
coverage of the new facility.
Associate Dean for Faculty
Development Lyrissa Lidsky
was quoted in an Aug. 24 St.
Louis Post-Dispatch story about
the settlement in the defamation
case between Maris Distributing
and Anheuser-Busch. Lidsky said
that large companies typically do


not prefer jury trials in defama-
tion cases because juries tend to
sympathize with individuals and
smaller companies.
Professor Joe Little's commen-
tary on commercial and political
misuses of the American flag
appeared in the Aug. 22 edition
of The Gainesville Sun.
Professor Diane Mazur was
quoted in an Aug. 10 Gainesville
Sun article on the law requiring
high schools to give names of stu-
dents to military recruiters.
Dean Emeritus Jon Mills was
quoted in an Aug. 16 Associ-
ated Press article on the findings
of the Florida Supreme Court's
Committee on Privacy and State
Records. Mills chaired the com-
mittee, which concluded that the
state should pursue the goal of
making court records available to
the public on the Internet, but
with safeguards in place to pre-
vent misuse by commercial data
gatherers. The AP story was car-
ried by papers around the state,
and separate stories appeared in

The Palm Beach Post and WINK-
TV in Ft. Myers.
Legal Skills Professor Teresa
Rambo and her husband Keith
were mentioned in an article
in the online version of Forbes
Magazine. Columnist Dennis
Kneale spotted the Rambos at his
high-school reunion and wrote
that "both seemed to have been
preserved in a cryogenic chamber
for 30 years, emerging ageless
and still so in love it's sweet."

Scholarship & Activities
John H. and Mary Lou Das-
burg Professor of Law Michael
W. Gordon presented a week of
lectures on CAFTA in June at
Francisco Marroquin University
in Guatemala. While in Guatema-
la he appeared on the GoodMorn-
ing Guatemala radio program, and
was honored at a luncheon by the
Francisco Marroquin Faculty. He
also lectured in London where he
was doing research on forum non

Rocking with McCain
Law student Rebecca Marci Brown (2L) met
Sen. John McCain (R Ariz.) while working as
a volunteer at the Rock the Vote Awards, held
in Washington, D.C. in June. Brown spent the
summer in the nation's capital, interning at the
health policy organization AcademyHealth. She
organized the group's conference on long-term
care featuring Stephen Golant, UF professor
of social geography. She wrote four published
articles on long-term care and Medicaid re-
form, attended Senate committee hearings, and
attended oral arguments before the U.S. Navy-
Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals at the
invitation of Chief Judge and UF law alumnus
Col. Charles Dorman.









Bookstore Now Open

Craig Kolman wasn't working
on the law school campus when
the renovation of Holland Hall
began but in the past month,
he has lived through an extreme
makeover of his own.
Kolman runs the law school
branch of the University of
Florida Bookstore, the new shop
on the ground floor of Bruton-
Geer Hall near the cafeteria. Two
weeks ago, this space was little
more than a bare room. Last
week, it opened for business with
shelves full of books, looking as if
it had been here all along.
"It's really a miracle that we
got it done in time for the start
of the school year, but it was an
important goal for us," Kolman
said. "We want to be here when
the students need us."
The store, owned by the Follett
bookstore chain, offers textbooks,
general-interest books, study sup-
plies and snacks. The law school
has gone without an on-campus
bookstore since 2003, when a
similar, smaller shop was closed
to make way for Holland Hall
"The earlier store was not par-
ticularly successful, and it's not

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on John Roberts, President Bush's
nominee to fill O'Connor's place
on the court, are scheduled to
begin Tuesday, Sept. 6, and could
be complete before the court's
new session begins in October.

Craig Kolman, manager of the law school branch of the University of
Florida Bookstore, which opened last week in Bruton-Geer Hall.

hard to see why," said Kolman,
who visited the old bookstore
occasionally before it closed. "It
was the size of a bathroom. There
wasn't enough room for a student
with a backpack to turn around
in there. It wasn't the most pleas-
ant place to shop."
The new bookstore is just a
fraction of the size of its corpo-
rate cousin in Reitz Union, but it
does offer elbow room. Kolman
said he has enough space to offer
the titles law students really need
- as long as he has plenty of

input from students and faculty.
"At other branches, the book-
store stocks shelves based on past
demand," he said. "Obviously,
we don't have any data on sales
at this location for the past two
years, and we're open to sugges-
tions from customers. We want
to rebuild our relationship with
the customers here."
The bookstore will be open
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
to Friday. It also will be open on
Saturday when the Gator foot-
ball team plays in Gainesville.

Who: Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

Where: Marcia Schott Courtyard

When: 9 a.m., Sept. 9

Who can come: Only law students and
others with tickets to the event. All other
dedication events are by invitation only.

Research Assistant
The Center for the Study
of Race and Race Relations
(CSRRR) needs a student
research assistant to help staff
on multiple projects, including
a legal history project. The
job has a 10-hour-per-week
commitment. Pay will be based
on experience. Strong writing
skills are required, and the
work is exciting and important.
To apply, drop off a resume and
cover letter to Pat Hancock in
room 340 or e-mail material
to: csrrr@law.ufl.edu. Contact
Melissa Bamba at 273-0614
with any questions.

South African
Scholar Visits
Danie Visser, former dean of
the University of Cape Town's
law school and current head
of the private law program
there, will be visiting the UF
law school for the next several
weeks, teaching in Winston
Nagan's enrichment course.
Visser is a former holder of
the Hurst Chair at UF, and is
editor of the South African Law


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.


Fresh Faces in Law Library

Plate glass windows and
spacious aisles aren't the only
changes you'll see at the library
this semester.
Over the summer, the Law-
ton Chiles Legal Information
Center added three new librar-
ians to its staff, each with a set
of skills that will help usher in a
new era at the LIC.
In July, Edward Hart began
work as acquisitions librarian.
A graduate of the
New England
School of Law,
Hart holds a B.A.
and M.A. from
Valdosta State,
Hart an M.S. from
Simmons College
and an M.L.S. from Florida
State University. He is currently
pursuing an LL.M. in European
Union law through the Univer-
sity of Northumbria.
As head of collection devel-

opment, Hart is charged with
maintaining an inventory large
and diverse enough to meet the
law school's research needs. Law
libraries, he said, are increas-
ingly judged by the number of
titles in their collection, rather
than the number of volumes.
Hart said he hopes to pare un-
neccessary duplicate volumes
from the stacks to make room
for new titles.
Maryellen O'Brien came on
board in August as electronic
reference librarian.
O'Brien holds a B.S. from
Mercy College and an M.S.
and J.D. from
the University
at Buffalo, and
has worked at
Florida Coastal
School of Law,
O'Brien the Univeristy of
Houston and the
Houston firm Winstead Secreist

& Minick.
At UF she will be the "go-to"
person for help in using the
LIC's electronic databases in
research projects. O'Brien said
she also expects to teach courses
in intellectual property and
environmental law.
Reference librarian Elizabeth
Outler will be
a familiar face
to many current
law students: she
graduated from
the Levin College
Outler of Law in May
2005 and is now
serving as assistant reference li-
brarian and pursuing an M.L.S
degree from FSU.
Outler will serve as a liaison
between the reference desk and
the Graduate Tax program, and
will help the general student body
with reference questions during
shifts at the reference desk.

29 ICAM team meeting,
6 p.m., room 359

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

30 ABA Law Student
Division meeting,
noon, room 285B

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

Florida Law Review meet-
ing, 6:30 p.m. room 285C

31 JMBA general meeting, 5
p.m., room 345

Career Options with
USMC JAG, noon,
room 285D

1 One Quick Question,
10:30 a.m.-noon,
outside 244 BG

APIL meeting, 6:30 p.m.,
Chopstix Cafe

4 American Constitution
Society meeting, noon,
Bailey Courtroom

5 Labor Day Holiday

6 Monday Classes
Meet; Tuesday Classes

8 Lawton Chiles Legal
Information Center
Dedication Events Begin

9 Lecture by Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor,
9 a.m., courtyard.
See Page 1 for informa-
tion on admission