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Table of Contents
    VIPs on campus for dedication Sept. 9-10
        Page 1
    Career Services
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        Page 3
    Events and opportunities
        Page 4
        Page 5
    People, scholarship and activities
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        Page 7
    'FBI files' documents McCarthy Era surveillance
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    Calendar
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VIPs on Campus for Dedication Sept. 9-10


VOL. 9, NO. 3 SEPTEMBER 6, 2005


A construction worker puts up a sign at the entrance to the Lawton Chiles Legal
Information Center. The dedication of the new library will be held this week.


U.S. Supreme Court Associate
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor,
members of the Florida Supreme
Court and a host of other digni-
taries will be on the law school
campus this week, as the Levin
College of Law celebrates the
dedication of its newly refur-
bished facilities.
The events are expected to
draw prominent alumni from
as far away as New York and
Washington, D.C. Admission
to all events is by ticket only (if
you plan to be on the law school
campus Friday, please be aware



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2 Career Services
4 Events and Opportunities
8 Calendar


that backpacks will be searched
for security reasons).
UF President Bernard
Machen, the family of the
late Gov. Lawton Chiles and
prominent alumni from across
the country will be on hand to
honor the donors and supporters
who made possible the $25 mil-
lion renovation of the law school
campus, including a modernized
and expanded law library.
"This is a turning point in
the history of the law school,"
said Dean Robert Jerry. "The
construction of new facilities


was a major undertaking, but
it is just one step in our drive
to become one of the top ten
public law schools in the nation.
Now is a time to celebrate our
accomplishment and also a time
to plan for the future."
Justice O'Connor will meet
with law faculty in a breakfast
in the faculty lounge at 8 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 9. At 9 a.m., she
will deliver an hour-long address
to students, faculty and staff
in the Marcia Whitney Schott
Courtyard.
At 10:15 a.m., UF admin-
istrators, faculty and alumni
will meet in the gallery of the
Lawton Chiles Legal Informa-
tion Center for a ceremony in
appreciation of Dean Emeritus
Jon Mills. A portrait of Mills,
who began the renovation of
Holland Hall and the library
during his term as dean, will be
presented at the ceremony.
UF alumni, faculty and staff
and legal dignitaries will gather
in the Marcia Whitney Schott
Courtyard at 11 a.m. for the
official dedication of the Law-
ton Chiles Legal Information
Center, named in honor of the
former Florida senator and gov-


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Gator Nation Helps
Hurricane Victims
The flood waters from Hur-
ricane Katrina have yet to
recede, but the Levin College of
Law is already reaching out to
help victims of the storm.
The law school is now admit-
ting 2Ls and 3Ls from Tulane
University and Loyola Univer-
sity-New Orleans as transient
students. These students will
be admitted to upper-level
classes on a space available
basis. If you can offer help
to transient students, e-mail
castro@law.ufl.edu.
Student groups are also work-
ing to raise money for disaster
relief. The Asian/Pacific Ameri-
can Law Students Association
is collecting student donations
for the Red Cross. For more
information, e-mail vsaini@
brevardmotorsports.org.
The Family Law Society will
also collect donations for
the Red Cross, and will give
alumni a chance to participate
during this week's dedication
events. Look for their donation
centers on campus this week.
For more information, e-mail
familylawsociety@hotmail.com.















Inn of Court
Seeks Members
The James C. Adkins, Jr.
Inn of Court, Gainesville, is
seeking well-qualified students
interested in participating in
the esteemed American Inns
of Court, a legal mentoring
organization that teams law
students (pupils) with new
lawyers (associates), seasoned
practitioners (barristers), and
judges and senior trial lawyers
(Masters of the Bench).
The Inn meets six to eight
times per year. Selected
students participate in regular
meetings, consisting of a
dinner with all members of
the Inn present, followed by
an educational component,
at which the members of the
Inn demonstrate and discuss
issues, techniques, problems
and ethics of trial advocacy.
This is an excellent opportunity
to work with and to observe
outstanding trial lawyers and
judges while learning trial
techniques and valuable skills.
Applications, available in Legal
Research & Writing, are due
Sept. 15. For more informa-
tion, please contact Legal Skills
Professor Diane Tomlinson at
Tomlinso@law.ufl.edu.


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SCAREERSERVICES
Hints to help you in the legal profession

Recruiting Opportunities
and Fall Job Fairs


Job fairs and recruiting and
hiring conferences are regional
interviewing events that stu-
dents can participate in across
the country. These events are
excellent opportunities to target
employers from particular geo-
graphic areas all in one location.
Deadlines for the larger job fairs
typically occur over the summer.
However, students can participate
in many job fairs independently
during the fall, either through
student organizations or national
organizations. Be sure to check
out the job fair board in Bruton
Geer as well as the information
available online at www.law.ufl.
edu/career/students/#jobfairs. If
you have questions about these
job fairs, or if you know of events
that should be added, drop by
Career Services and let them
know.
Here are some job-hunting
events of interest to students this
semester.
* Phase IV of on-campus inter-
views continues in the Lawton
Chiles Legal Information
Center.
* Resume collects are being
announced as received via
the Career Services listserve.
Sign-ups will occur through
Phase VIII.
* The Minnesota Minority
Recruitment Conference will
be held Sept. 9-10, at the of-
fices of Gray Plant Mooty in
downtown Minneapolis. For
more details and registration
information, go to http://www.
tcc mmrc.org/.
* The BLSA Southern Region Fall
Golf Tournament and Job Fair


will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 1
on the campus of the Geor-
gia State University School
of Law in Atlanta. The event
is open to 2L and 3L BLSA
members and BLSA alumni,
and will include networking
opportunities for job seekers.
For registration, information
contact Kelli Byers at kbhoop-
er@samford.edu or go to www.
nblsa.org/regions/southern.
SThe Lavender Law Conference
and Career Fair is being held
Oct.27-29 in San Diego. The
National Lesbian and Gay Law
Association invites students to
attend this year's event. Private
firms and public organizations
from around the country will
participate. For more informa-
tion, visit www.LavenderLaw.
org.
SThe Equal Justice Works An-
nual Conference and Job Fair
will be held Oct. 27-28 in
Washington, D.C. This is the
largest national public interest
career fair, with over 100 em-
ployers registered. Full details
are available at http://www.


equalj usticeworks.org/career-
fair/.
The U.S. Department of Justice
has opportunities available for
entry level attorneys (through
the Attorney General's Honor
Program) and for law students
(through the Summer Law
Intern Program). The deadline
for applications is Sept.19.
To access the application, go
to www.usdoj.gov/oarm and
select "Opportunities for At-
torneys and Law Students,"
and then choose the appropri-
ate program.
Third-year students should
look into the U.S. Department
ofTransportation Honors
Attorney Program. A variety
of departmental offices are
participating in the Honors At-
torney Programs for 2006. This
is a two-year program, and
Honors Attorneys are hired at
the GS 11 level and eligible for
promotion to GS 12 after one
year. Resumes, undergradu-
ate and law school transcripts
are due by Sept. 30. Contact
Ann Gawalt, Honors Program


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Coordinator/Hiring Coordina-
tor at the Office of the General
Counsel, C 70, Department of
Transportation, 400 Seventh
Street, S.W, Washington, DC
20590 or honors.attorney@ost.
dot.gov.
SEqual Justice Works offers fel-
lowships to provide support to
lawyers working on innovative
legal projects throughout the
U.S. The two-year fellow-
ships, beginning in Fall 2006,
offer salary and generous loan
repayment assistance; a na-
tional training and leadership
development program; and
other forms of support during
the term of the fellowship.
Visit http://www.equaljustice-
works.org/fellowsinfo.php#A4
for specifics. Florida openings
include positions with Jackson-
ville Area Legal Aid in mental
health advocacy. General ap-
plication materials are available
at www.equaljusticeworks.
org. The deadline for submis-
sion of the online application,
certification form and letters of
recommendation is Sept. 20.
New Staff Member
in Career Services
To increase the counseling ser-
vices available to students, Career
Services is pleased to welcome a
part-time attorney-advisor to its
staff.
Annemarie Schuller will be
available mornings to review
resumes and cover letters and
counsel students on career-related
issues. To schedule an appoint-
ment with her, please contact
Career Services.
Schuller is a Loyola University
of Chicago School of Law gradu-
ate and was an associate with
Jenner & Block in Chicago.


Spring 2006 Externship
Information Meetings
Join Career Services staff today,
Sept. 6, at 5 p.m. in room 285C
to learn how to gain practical
legal experience while earning
law school credit during the
spring term. Both faculty-created
and student-created externship
opportunities will be discussed
along with requirements and
application procedures. If you
can't make the first meeting, the
program will be repeated Sept. 7
at noon in room 285B.
Please note: the number of
student-created externships will
be restricted for Spring 2006 as
the program goes through an
administrative review. It will be
imperative to strictly adhere to all
published deadlines to be eligible
for consideration for a student
created externship.

Minority Mentoring
Picnic
The Minority Mentoring
Picnic, for all minorities from all
Florida law schools, will be held
Oct. 1 at noon at Amelia Earhart
Park in Hialeah.
If you are interested in at-
tending, please RSVP to Yasbel
Cadenas of Kozyak, Tropin &
Throckmorton, PA. at (305)
728-2928 or at yc@kttlaw.com.
You can bring your family
to the event. Picnic guests are
invited to bring a cold drink or
side dish, but neither is required.
E-mail Jessie Howell Wallace at
howellje@law.ufl.edu with any
questions.

One Quick Question
Let Career Services answer
your questions about pro bono,
resumes, cover letters, deadlines,


externships, OCI, job searches,
interviews or other career-related
topics. Look for the table outside
the CCS office at 244 Bruton-
Geer from 10:30 a.m. to noon
Thursday, Sept. 8.

Labor & Employment Law
Pete Zinober of the Tampa
employment law firm Zinober &
McCray will talk about careers
in labor and employment law at
noon Thursday, Sept. 8, in the
faculty dining room. This event
is sponsored by the American Bar
Association and the ABA's Law
Student Division.

Minority Scholarship
Available
The firm of Foley & Lardner
created a minority scholarship in
1998 in an effort to raise aware-
ness of diversity-related issues in
the legal profession. The Foley
Minority Scholarship Program
awards $5,000 to a first-year
minority law student at one of
eight selected law schools, includ-
ing UE The scholarship is to be
applied to tuition, books, fees
and other expenses incidental to
law school attendance.
The scholarship was created
by the firm of Foley & Lardner
in an effort to raise awareness
of diversity-related issues in the
legal profession. Consideration
is given to students with signifi-
cant involvement in community
activities, good undergraduate
records, and interest in and/or
ties to a city in which Foley &
Lardner practices. Financial need
is not a consideration. Applica-
tions, available in the Center for
Career Services, must be returned
by Sept. 30.


Career Deadlines
Approaching
Application deadlines for a
number of important clerkships,
internships and other opportuni-
ties are approaching rapidly.
The following are a few key
deadlines for September.
September 20
Equal Justice Works Fellow-
ship: Paid public interest
programs funded to provide
direct legal services to the
poor or disadvantaged and/or
for policy work.

September 30

* Central Intelligence Agency:
Paid Summer Legal Clerkship
Program for 2Ls

* Comptroller of the Cur-
rency: Chief Counsel's 2006
Employment Program for 3Ls
& LL.M. students

* Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of the General
Counsel: Paid Summer Hon-
ors Program for 2L's

* Nuclear Regulatory Commis-
sion: Paid Two-Year Clerkship
for 3L with Atomic Safety &
Licensing Board Panel


For further information or
hiring specifics on the above
opportunities, refer to the
Government Honors and Intern-
ship Handbook, available on the
web at http://www.law.arizona.
edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm
or in hard copy in the Center for
Career Services. Contact Career
Services for the password.


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Internet Cafe
Opens in
Bruton-Geer
Law students will be able to
surf the web and print text
for free while relaxing in the
cafeteria, now that the law
school's Internet Cafe is online.
Four PC workstations and
two laptop carrels with wired
network jacks are being in-
stalled in the cafeteria. The PC
workstations are equipped with
Microsoft Office, WordPerfect
and Internet access.
They also are linked to the
four student-access printers
that have been moved to the
cafeteria. Students can print to
the Student Government-main-
tained free printer (limit 75 cop-
ies per student per semester),
the CIRCA printer (10 cents per
page, charged to your Gator
One card), and the Westlaw
and Lexis-Nexis printers (free
of charge except when used for
web courses.)
To use the PC workstations,
simply sign on through your
Gatorlink account.
Wireless-equipped laptop users
can also use the CIRCA printer
without hooking up to one of
the study carrels. Instructions
on wireless access are avail-
able in the Lawton Chiles Legal
Information Center.







Student
Organization Fair
Next Week
Student Affairs will hold its an-
nual Student Organization Fair
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept.
14 in the courtyard. Contact
Student Affairs at 273-0620
for more information.


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Florida Law Review
Write-On Competition
The Florida Law Review's
write-on competition has begun.
The competition is open to all
third-semester students who have
completed Legal Research and
Writing and Appellate Advocacy
and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
The Law Review will hold an
informational meeting on the
competition today, Sept. 6, at
6:30 p.m. in room 285C and
another meeting Sept. 13 at 6:30
p.m. in room 285C.

JLPP Write-On
Competition
The Journal of Law and Public
Policy invites all third- and
fourth- semester students to
participate in the Journals Fall
2005 write-on competition. The
competition begins today, Sept.
6. All materials can be accessed
through TWEN by adding
"Journal of Law and Public
Policy Write On Competi-
tion" to your courses. If you
would prefer a hard copy of the
case comment materials, packets
can be pre-ordered this week at
the JLPP table in the courtyard.
If you have questions, contact
Student Works Editor Tobi Bu-
tensky at tobi77@ufl.edu or the
Assistant Student Works Editor
Jon Carroll at jcarroll@ufl.edu.

Honor Court Deadlines
Law students have until 5 p.m.
Sept. 7 to apply for positions
with the Student Honor Court.
Open positions include attorney
general staff and defense staff
positions (open to law stu-
dents only), associate justices,
hearing officers and proctors.
Applicatons are available now


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Florida Law Review welcomes its new grade-on members (back row from
left) Nicholas Burnett, John Rains, Robert Kline, Garland Lewis, Rich De-
Cicca, Corrine Simon, (front row from left) Dustin Stevens, Rachel Wagner,
Kristina Arnsdorff, Alexandra Lehson, Jessica Gavrich, and Brooke Hardy.


in room 364 of the J. Wayne
Reitz Student Union. For more
information, contact Stephanie
Ducheine at ducheine@ufl.edu.

First ILS Meeting
The International Law Society
will hold its first meeting of the
semester Wednesday, Sept. 7,
at 5 p.m. in room 359. First-
and second- semester students
interested in being Fall 2005 ILS
representatives should attend.
ILS is made up of students
from the U.S. interested in
international issues of law and
students from other nations
learning about U.S. law. ILS
is one of the more active law
school groups with many events
planned for the semester. E-mail
Brian Frankel at brianjd@ufl.edu
for any additional information.

Law Review Tutoring
Members of the Florida Law
Review are offering tutoring for
all first-year classes. Tutoring for
Contracts, Criminal Law, Profes-


sional Responsibility and Torts
will begin the week of Sept. 12.
Sessions for Civil Procedure,
Constitutional Law and Property
will begin the week of Sept. 26.
All tutoring will be held as group
sessions and will be student-driv-
en. Each session will meet for ap-
proximately one hour, every two
weeks. Please check the "Florida
Law Review Tutoring" TWEN
site, expected to be online soon,
for details on schedules and
procedures.

South African
Scholar to Speak
Danie Visser, visiting pro-
fessor from the University of
Cape Town, will discuss the
recognition of gay marriage
by South African courts in a
lecture Wednesday, Sept. 7, at
noon in room 345. The event is
being sponsored by the Ameri-
can Constitution Society, the
International Law Society, the
National Lawyers' Guild and the
Law School Democrats.


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BLSA/Cariblaw
Barbecue This Week
The Black Law Students Asso-
ciation (BLSA) and the Carib-
bean Law Student Association
(Cariblaw) will have a "Welcome
Back Barbecue" at Boardwalk
Apartments poolside on Saturday,
Sept. 10, at 6 p.m.

Minority Student
Reception
The Josiah T. Walls Bar As-
sociation will host a minority
law student reception at 5:30
p.m. Sept. 14 in the faculty
dining room. The Josiah T. Walls
Bar Association is a voluntary
minority bar organization under
the auspices of The Florida Bar.
Keynote speaker for the recep-
tion is Jamie Billotte Moses,
president of The Florida Bar
Board of Governors, Young
Lawyers Division. For more
information, contact Rhonda
DeCambre Stroman, governor
for the Eighth Judicial Circuit,
at rdecambre@yahoo.com.

JMBA Board Meeting
The John Marshall Bar Asso-
ciation will hold a general board
meeting today, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m.
in room 360.

Toastmasters to
Meet on Mondays
The law school branch of
Toastmasters meets every Mon-
day at 5 p.m. in room 345. The
next meeting will be held Sept.
12. Come invest one hour toward
improving your public speaking
skills. Observers are welcome at
any point in the semester.


First Meeting for LAW
The Law Association for
Women will hold its first meet-
ing of the school year at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 7 in the faculty
dining room. Contact sma426@
ufl.edu for more information.

Join Trial Team
The Trial Team will hold an in-
formational meeting at 6 p.m. Sept.
12 in room 355B. The meeting is
for anyone interested in trying out
for trial team this semester.

Democrats Meet
The Law School Democrats
hold their first meeting of the
semester at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at the
Swamp Restaurant. Contact Sean
Lebowitz at SeanLebo@ufl.edu
for more information.

Get Fingerprinted
The University Police Depart-
ment will be on campus next
week to take fingerprints of law
students applying for admission
to The Florida Bar. If you have
not yet completed this part of the
application process, UPD officers
will be on hand in the courtyard
Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
to provide this service. Be sure to
bring a valid photo ID.

SALSA to Hold
Pig Roast
The Spanish American Law
Students Association (SALSA)
will have an interest session at
noon today, Sept. 6, in room
355A.
Additionally, SALSA will host
its annual Pig Roast beginning
at noon Sept. 10 directly across
from the Legal Information Cen-
ter at 2392 SW 2nd Ave.


Student Organizations:
Time to Re-Register
Student organizations need to
annually re-register early each fall
semester. After the last day of classes
in the summer term (August) the
Student Activities Center deactivates
all student organizations. There
is no deadline for re-registration,
however, an organization must be
registered in order receive funds dis-
bursed from Student Government,
reserve space on campus or get a
permit to table or hang a banner.
(The intent of this rule is to ensure
that the university has accurate con-
tact information for each group).
To re-register:
1. Pick up a Student Orga-
nization Registration form in
the Student Activities Center.
These forms can be downloaded
from the web at www.union.ufl.
edu/sac. The registration form is
to be filled out and signed by the
organization's president, treasurer
and faculty advisor.
2. The organization's president
will need to bring a completed
form to the Student Activities
Center. He or she will be given
a login and password along with
information on how to complete
the online portion of registration.
3. The president will then go
to http://www.union.ufl.edu/
sac/organizations.asp and enter
the requested information. The
online registration form must
be completely filled out before
registration is considered to be
complete. This includes the names
and UFID number of the officers.
This information is protected
and will only be used to verify a
student's eligibility.


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 pressing
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
University

* Eduardo M. Pefialver,
Associate 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.


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Angelo


SCHOLARSHIP
& ACTIVITIES


Scholarship & Activities
Assistant Professor Mary Jane
Angelo received a grant from
the School of Natural Resources
and the Environment for her
research on "Conflicting Policies
of the Endangered Species Act
and U.S. Pesticide Law." The
text of her article, "Embracing
Uncertainty, Complexity and
Change: an Eco-Pragmatic Re-
invention of a First Generation
Environmental Law," has been
posted on the Social Science
Research Network.
Professor Jonathan Cohen's
article, "A Taxonomy of Dispute
Resolution Ethics," appeared in
The Handbook of Dispute Resolu-
tion, (Moffitt & Bordone eds.,
2005). His article, "In God's
Garden: Creation and Cloning
in Jewish Thought," was recently
reprinted in Ethical Issues: West-
ern Philosophical and Religious
Perspectives, Terrence Reynolds,
ed. 480-486 (Thompson Wad-
sworth, 2006).
Professor Jeffrey Davis pub-
lished "Ending the Nonsense:
The In Pari Delicto Doctrine
Has Nothing to Do With What
is Section 541 of the Bankruptcy
Estate," 21 Emory Bankruptcy
Developments. 519 (2005).
Legal Skills Professor Ali-
son Gerencser presented "The
Quality of Mercy: the Power of
Ap. J1..,- and the TRC in South
Africa" at the Florida Supreme
Court Dispute Resolution
Center's 14th annual conference
for mediators and arbitrators.
John H. and Mary Lou Das-
burg Professor of Law Michael
W. Gordon was appointed
an External Examiner at the
London School of Economics


and, with one Internal Exam-
iner, sat in London at a Ph.D. in
law thesis viva presented by the
candidate, the counsel for the
Uruguayan Central Bank. His
new Principles ofInternational
Business, Trade and Economics
Law (w/ Folsom & Spanogle)
was published in August by
West.
The second edition of his
casebook, NAFTA and Free
Trade in the Americas (w/ Folsom
& Gantz), and the 8th edition
of his casebook, International
Business Transactions (w/ Folsom,
Spanogle & Fitzgerald), were
both published in July, both by
West.
UF Research Foundation
Professor Diane Mazur's article,
"A Blueprint for Law School
Engagement with the Military,"
has been posted on the Social
Science Research Network.
Stephen C. O'Connell Profes-
sor Christopher Slobogin pub-
lished his article, "The Civiliza-
tion of Criminal Law," 58 Vand.
L. Rev. 121 (2005).

In the News
Professor Diane Mazur was
quoted in an Aug. 27 Baltimore
Sun story about a dispute over
the Pentagon's ability to close
or transfer National Guard
units. The governors of Illinois,
Pennsylvania and Tennessee have
filed suit to stop base closings,
arguing that their right to form
state militias gives them, and
not the Pentagon, authority over
Guard bases. Mazur said gover-
nors should be given a formal
role in the base closure process.
She said the issue may be headed
to the Supreme Court. Mazur


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was quoted in a similar story in
the Aug. 9 edition of the Topeka
(Kan.) Capital-Journal.
Assistant Professor Christo-
pher Peterson was quoted in
The Jacksonville Business Journal
on efforts by Jacksonville/Duval
County leaders to cap loans to
military personnel at an annual
rate of 36 percent. According
to the article, the ordinance was
inspired in part by Peterson's
recently-published study which
found that payday lenders con-
centrate their operations around
military bases. The story was also
carried on MSNBC's website.
Peterson did an interview on
Aug. 30 for ABC's World News
Now, discussing price gouging,
predatory lending and home
repair fraud in the wake of Hur-
ricane Katrina.
Stephen C. O'Connell Profes-
sor Christopher Slobogin was
quoted in an Aug. 27 Gainesville
Sun retrospective on the 1990
student murders in Gainesville.
Slobogin said that many psy-
chiatrists believe a serial killer
could be rehabilitated, with a
significant commitment of time
and resources.
Slobogin was quoted in an
Aug. 28 St. Petersburg Times
story on a proposed city ordi-
nance in New Port Richey that
would expand the buffer zones
that prevent sex offenders from
living near schools, libraries and
churches. Critics of the move
say that, given the city's size, the
proposed ordinance amounts to
a city-wide ban, and could be
struck down in court. Slobogin
predicted that, in light of past
case law, such an ordinance
would be upheld.


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Dedication from Page 1
ernor. Justice O'Connor, Presi-
dent Machen, Board of Trustees
Chairman Manny Fernandez and
others will speak at the ceremony.
Members of Chiles' family, in-
cluding his widow, Rhea Chiles,
will be in attendance.
During his time as a student
at UF, Lawton Chiles (JD 55)
worked in the law library, then
housed in Bryan Hall. He went
on to walk the length of the state
in a unique campaign for a U.S.
Senate seat, served 18 years as
senator and eight years as gover-
nor, and earned a reputation as
an advocate for children and the
environment.
In homage to the school's
original law library, the archway
in the foyer of the Legal Informa-
tion Center mimics the design
of the doors to Bryan Hall.
That doorway opens into a new
reading room named in honor of
the Florida Supreme Court and
Stephen C. O'Connell, the first
UF alumnus to become president
of the university.
The Stephen C. O'Connell/
Florida Supreme Court Read-


Associate Dean Patrick Shannon takes journalists and UF administra-
tors on a tour of the new Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center.


ing Room will be dedicated in a
ceremony at noon Friday, Sept.
9. O'Connell's widow, Cynthia
O'Connell, a member of UF's
Board of Trustees, will be pres-
ent at the ceremony. Florida
Supreme Court Chief Justice
Barabara Pariente is expected to
attend, as are Justices Charles T.
Wells and Harry Lee Anstead.


Dedication Events:

A Note to Students
* Classes are cancelled Friday, Sept. 9, due to events surround-
ing dedication of the Lawton Chiles Legal Information
Center (LIC).
* The LIC will close at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 so preparations for the
event can begin.
* The faculty lounge will close at noon Sept. 8, also for dedica-
tion preparations.
* Visitors to the events must pass through one of the security
checkpoints set up at the entrances to the courtyard. If you
are planning to come to the law school campus Friday, please
be aware that backpacks will be searched.
* Guests with "balcony" tickets should use the south entrance
to the courtyard, near the Bailey Courtroom.


Justice O'Connor also will
perform a ribbon-cutting at a
ceremony for the new facilities
of the Center on Children and
Families at 3 p.m. She will be the
guest of honor at a dinner for do-
nors to the construction project
beginning at 6 p.m. in the Reitz
Union Ballroom.
In addition to the festivities,
the law school will be the focus
of a great deal of important
business over the weekend. The
Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida
will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday
in room 345. Dean Jerry will
present the State of the College
address at a joint session of the
Law Center Association Board
of Trustees and the Law Alumni
Council Saturday morning.
The Lawton Chiles Legal In-
formation Center will close at 3
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, as library
staff make preparations for the
dedication. All Friday classes
are cancelled to make way for
dedication-related events.


UF to Hold
Mediation
Conference in
Poland
The Levin College of Law and
Warsaw University Faculty of
Law and Administration will
co-sponsor a conference on
mediation Oct. 7 at Warsaw
University in Poland.
Titled "Mediation, a New
Method of Dispute Resolution
in Civil Cases,"the conference
is being coordinated by Ewa
Gmurzynska, director of the UF/
UW Center for American Law
Studies, in collaboration with
the Polish Minister of Justice,
Andrzej Kalwas.
The conference will feature
many distinguished judicial and
legal scholars from Poland and
Florida, including attorney John
Upchurch, Dean Emeritus Jon
Mills, Professor Don Peters,
and former Florida Supreme
Court Justice Ben Overton.
The conference is made pos-
sible by the Upchurch Watson
White & Max Mediation Group,
through its gift to the law
school's Institute for Dispute
Resolution.
For more information on the
conference, contact Ewa
Gmurzynska at Gmurzynska@
law.ufl.edu.


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College of Law
Administration
* 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
Admissions
* Donald J. Hale,
Senior Director of
Development and
Alumni Affairs
* Debra D. Amirin,
Director of Communications

* Tim Lockette,
Editor, Flalaw
* Linda Johns,
Graphic Designer
* Kristen Hines,
Photographer

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 lockette@
law.ufl.edu or 273-0650.

.UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA


'FBI Files' Documents


McCarthy Era Surveillance


BY LIISA COLLINS (3L)
The College of Law is co-
sponsoring the internationally
acclaimed exhibition, "The FBI
Files," paintings and collages by
Arnold Mesches, which opened
the University Gallery's Fall
2005 season Aug. 23 and runs
through Oct. 7. Mesches' work
addresses issues of democracy,
freedom, and civil rights.
During the mid-1940s,
Mesches discovered that he
was being shadowed by special
informants working for the FBI.
On August 6, 1956, Mesches'
art studio was broken into, and
according to Mesches, the FBI
took "art supplies, a cheap radio
and over 200 works." In 1999,
through the Freedom of Infor-
mation Act, Mesches gained
access to his 760-page FBI file.
Significant portions of the file
were blacked out.


Mesches found the pages from
his FBI file had a "sheer aes-
thetic beauty," and subsequently
integrated them, together with
recent paintings, drawings, and
other images about those times,
into contemporary illuminated
manuscripts. "The FBI Files"
contains an extensive collection
of collages made from copies of
the actual pages from Mesches'
files, along with eight large
acrylic paintings on canvas.
"Co-sponsorship of the FBI
Files with the University Gallery
and the Departments of History
and Criniini. .1. .:, provides an
opportunity to look at serious
civil rights, privacy, FOIA and
Patriot Act questions as applied
to nationally-recognized artists,"
said Associate Dean Kathleen
Price. "The College of Law is
pleased to be able to assist the
Gallery, which managed our


public art selection process.
We should see the results of
that process, three sculptured
benches we're calling 'Separation
of Powers,' by the end of the
semester.
Price said both the History
Department and the law school
are planning panels from each
discipline's unique perspective.
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 1
p.m., the Department of His-
tory will host a panel discussion
concerning civil rights, held in
the University Gallery. The law
school symposium is tenta-
tively entitled, "From Mesches
to Kurtz: From McCarthy-
ism to Anti-Terrorism," and
is scheduled for Friday, Sept.
30, in the Lawton Chiles Legal
Information Center. For further
information, contact (352) 392-
0201, ext. 229 or www.arts.ufl.
edu/galleries.


September
6 Monday Classes Held;
Tuesday Classes Cancelled
SALSA Meeting, noon,
room 355A
Florida Law Review
Write-On Competition
Informational Meeting,
6:30 p.m., room 285C
Summer 2006 Externship
Informational Meeting, 5
p.m., 285C
JMBA Board Meeting, 7
p.m. room 360
7 Danie Visser on Gay Mar-
riage and South African
Courts, noon, room 345


7 Summer 2006 Externship
Informational Meeting,
noon, 285B
International Law Society
Meeting, 5 p.m., room 359
Law Association for
Women Meeting, 5 p.m.,
faculty dining room
8 One Quick Question,
10:30 a.m.-noon, 244 BG
Labor and Employment
law with Peter Zinober,
noon, faculty dining room
9 Faculty Breakfast withJus-
tice Sandra Day O'Connor,
8 a.m., faculty lounge
Lecture by Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor,
9 a.m., courtyard


9 Appreciation Ceremony
for Jon Mills, 10:15
a.m., gallery, Lawton
Chiles Legal Information
Center
Dedication of Lawton
Chiles Legal Informa-
tion Center, 11 a.m.,
courtyard
Dedication of Stephen
C. O'Connell/Florida
Supreme Court Read-
ing Room, noon, reading
room
Ribbon-Cutting for
Center on Children and
Families, 3 p.m., room
359


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College of Law
Administration
* 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
Admissions
* Donald J. Hale,
Senior Director of
Development and
Alumni Affairs
* Debra D. Amirin,
Director of Communications

* Tim Lockette,
Editor, Flalaw
* Linda Johns,
Graphic Designer
* Kristen Hines,
Photographer

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 lockette@
law.ufl.edu or 273-0650.

.UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA


'FBI Files' Documents


McCarthy Era Surveillance


BY LIISA COLLINS (3L)
The College of Law is co-
sponsoring the internationally
acclaimed exhibition, "The FBI
Files," paintings and collages by
Arnold Mesches, which opened
the University Gallery's Fall
2005 season Aug. 23 and runs
through Oct. 7. Mesches' work
addresses issues of democracy,
freedom, and civil rights.
During the mid-1940s,
Mesches discovered that he
was being shadowed by special
informants working for the FBI.
On August 6, 1956, Mesches'
art studio was broken into, and
according to Mesches, the FBI
took "art supplies, a cheap radio
and over 200 works." In 1999,
through the Freedom of Infor-
mation Act, Mesches gained
access to his 760-page FBI file.
Significant portions of the file
were blacked out.


Mesches found the pages from
his FBI file had a "sheer aes-
thetic beauty," and subsequently
integrated them, together with
recent paintings, drawings, and
other images about those times,
into contemporary illuminated
manuscripts. "The FBI Files"
contains an extensive collection
of collages made from copies of
the actual pages from Mesches'
files, along with eight large
acrylic paintings on canvas.
"Co-sponsorship of the FBI
Files with the University Gallery
and the Departments of History
and Criniini. .1. .:, provides an
opportunity to look at serious
civil rights, privacy, FOIA and
Patriot Act questions as applied
to nationally-recognized artists,"
said Associate Dean Kathleen
Price. "The College of Law is
pleased to be able to assist the
Gallery, which managed our


public art selection process.
We should see the results of
that process, three sculptured
benches we're calling 'Separation
of Powers,' by the end of the
semester.
Price said both the History
Department and the law school
are planning panels from each
discipline's unique perspective.
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 1
p.m., the Department of His-
tory will host a panel discussion
concerning civil rights, held in
the University Gallery. The law
school symposium is tenta-
tively entitled, "From Mesches
to Kurtz: From McCarthy-
ism to Anti-Terrorism," and
is scheduled for Friday, Sept.
30, in the Lawton Chiles Legal
Information Center. For further
information, contact (352) 392-
0201, ext. 229 or www.arts.ufl.
edu/galleries.


September
6 Monday Classes Held;
Tuesday Classes Cancelled
SALSA Meeting, noon,
room 355A
Florida Law Review
Write-On Competition
Informational Meeting,
6:30 p.m., room 285C
Summer 2006 Externship
Informational Meeting, 5
p.m., 285C
JMBA Board Meeting, 7
p.m. room 360
7 Danie Visser on Gay Mar-
riage and South African
Courts, noon, room 345


7 Summer 2006 Externship
Informational Meeting,
noon, 285B
International Law Society
Meeting, 5 p.m., room 359
Law Association for
Women Meeting, 5 p.m.,
faculty dining room
8 One Quick Question,
10:30 a.m.-noon, 244 BG
Labor and Employment
law with Peter Zinober,
noon, faculty dining room
9 Faculty Breakfast withJus-
tice Sandra Day O'Connor,
8 a.m., faculty lounge
Lecture by Justice
Sandra Day O'Connor,
9 a.m., courtyard


9 Appreciation Ceremony
for Jon Mills, 10:15
a.m., gallery, Lawton
Chiles Legal Information
Center
Dedication of Lawton
Chiles Legal Informa-
tion Center, 11 a.m.,
courtyard
Dedication of Stephen
C. O'Connell/Florida
Supreme Court Read-
ing Room, noon, reading
room
Ribbon-Cutting for
Center on Children and
Families, 3 p.m., room
359


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