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 Events and opportunities
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Table of Contents
    New leaders in law clinics
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    Career Services
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Events and opportunities
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
    People, scholarship and activities
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New Leaders in Law Clinics

A veteran prosecutor and an
experienced defense attorney
- both UF law alumni are
taking charge of two of the
Levin College of Law's clinical
Former Columbia County As-
sistant State Attorney
George R. "Bob"
Dekle began work
as director ofUF's
Criminal Law Clinic-
Prosecution earlier
this month. Meshon

Rawls, who worked
in the Eighth Judicial
Circuit Office of the
Public Defender, will
take the reins at Gator
TeamChild upon the
retirement of Director
Claudia Wright.

Criminal Clinic

Dekle comes back to UF after
30 years as a prosecutor in Lake
"I guess you could say I'm
the first lawyer in the family,
but not the first lawman," said
Dekle, who grew up in Lake
Butler, where his father served as
a part-time deputy, his grand-
father had been sheriff, and his

2 Career Services
4 Events
8 Calendar

great-grandfather had been a
non-lawyer county judge.
Dekle decided he wanted
to become a prosecutor in the
seventh grade, after he skipped
school to attend the trial of
a man accused of killing two

Former public defender Meshon Rawls (left) and
eran prosecutor George R. "Bob" Dekle are takin
key positions in the law school's clinical program

deputies in Lake Butler. By the
time he completed law school
at UF the soft-spoken Dekle
had decided he "didn't have the
personality to make a good trial
lawyer" and was looking for jobs
in property law. Fate steered him
back toward his original goal.
"I went to work for the Public
Defender's office when I left law

Latin American

school, but it was somewhat
accidental," Dekle said. "I was
determined to stay in the local
area, and there were not a lot of
jobs to choose from at the time."
Dekle soon made the jump
to the State Attorney's office in
Lake City, where he
worked for three de-
cades. Among other ac-
complishments, Dekle
prosecuted Ted Bundy
for the kidnapping and
murder for which the
serial murderer was
S- executed.
In 1986, the Florida
Prosecuting Attor-
neys Association gave
Dekle its Gene Berry
gove-r Memorial Outstanding
ns. Prosecutor Award. In
July 2005, the FPAA
gave him its Lifetime
Achievement Award, citing his
many years of work in prosecu-
torial education.

Gator TeamChild
Rawls, incoming director of
Gator TeamChild, admits that
when she was first assigned
to the juvenile division of the
Eighth Circuit Public Defender's
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VOL. 9, NO. 17 JANUARY 17, 2006

Discuss Scopes Trial
Aspects With Cast of
Play Today
The cast of "The Great Tennessee
Monkey Trial" a play based on
the famous 1925 trial of biology
teacher John T. Scopes will talk
about the trial, the actor's craft
and other topics in a free-rang-
ing discussion in the Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial Classroom at
noon today, Jan. 17.
Ed Asner, James Cromwell and
Sharon Gless are among the well-
known actors who
appear in the play,
which is based on
transcripts of the
Scopes trial. Several
members of the cast Cromwell
are expected to speak
at today's event (because similar
events are being held on campus
today, the roster of speakers is
subject to change).
Price said panelists will discuss
the trial itself, as well as the dif-
ficulties of reconstructing a play
from trial transcripts and the pro-
cess of getting "into character"
while playing famous orators such
as Clarence Darrow and William
Jennings Bryan.
The play will be performed at
7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 and again at
7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Univer-
sity Auditorium. For more informa-
tion on tickets, call 392-ARTS.

Hints to help you in the legal profession

Study Abroad
This Summer

It's not too early to begin
making plans for the summer,
particularly if you intend to
study abroad. You can learn
more about the law school's
study-abroad opportunities
at an informational meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 18 at noon in
room 345. UF offers programs
in the following locations:
Costa Rica
Held June 18-July 31 at the
University of Costa Rica in San
Jose. An informational meeting
about this program will be held
at noon Jan. 24 in room 283.
Held June 25-July 28, with
the first week in Paris and the
next four weeks in Montpellier,
France. An informational meet-
ing will be held at noon Feb. 1
in room 360.
South Africa
Held June 19-July 27 at the
University of Cape Town.
To find out more, attend an
informational meeting Feb. 8 at
noon in room 360.
The deadline to apply for
these programs is March 24.
For more information, contact
Noemar Castro at castro@ law.


Symplicity OCI
Orientation Today
Learn how to access Symplic-
ity for On-Campus Interview-
ing (OCI) and non-OCI career
opportunities today, Jan. 17, at
noon in room 285D. Emphasis
will be placed on how to obtain
your password, how to log in
and surf the Symplicity site, and
other useful information.

Beyond OCI: Job Search
Bonita Young of Lexis/Nexis
and Derek Moreton ofWestlaw
will talk about how to conduct
a national career search utilizing
online search services at noon
today, Jan. 17, in the Bailey
Courtroom. The class will focus
on formulating demographic
searches, conducting background
information searches and search-
ing for information on prospec-
tive employers.

One Quick Question
Stop by the Center for Career
Services' table on the concourse
Thursday, Jan. 19, from 9:45-
11:15 a.m. to talk to a career
counselor about externships,
mock interviews, resumes, cover
letters, career development sug-
gestions and more.

Beyond OCI: Corporate
Come learn about non-tradi-
tional corporate career opportu-
nities available to law graduates
Thursday, Jan. 19, at noon in
the faculty dining room. Career
Services staff will discuss how
students can find out about posi-

tions with legal and non-legal

County Reception
Have you sent in a request to
attend the law school's reception
for area alumni and the local
bar association? Only a limited
number of students will be able
to attend this networking recep-
tion, to be held Jan. 26 at 5:30
p.m. If you are interested, e-mail
careers@law.ufl.edu indicating
your class year.

Campus-Wide Job Fair
Jan. 24-25
UF will hold its Spring 2006
Career Showcase a two-day
event that hosts more than 200
companies and thousands of
students from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 at the
Stephen C. O'Connell Center.
UF law students are eligible to
attend. See http://www.crc.ufl.
showcase.php for more details.

OCI Bidding Underway
Bidding for Phase One of
Spring 2006 OCI has begun,
and will continue until noon Jan.
23. Login to Symplicity to begin
submitting resumes. If you have
not completed and returned your
OCI Policies and Procedures
form, your access to Symplic-
ity will be blocked. Stop by the
Center for Career Services to
complete the form, or obtain one
from the CCS website at http://
under the Fall OCI dates.

Learn About Externships
Thinking about earning credit
while gaining practical experi-
ence this summer or fall? Be sure
to attend one of the externship
information meetings scheduled
for Jan. 24 at noon, or Jan. 25 at
5 p.m. in room 285B.

Volunteer for Three Rivers
Three Rivers Legal Services is
a local non-profit corporation
funded for the sole purpose of

providing free civil legal services
to low-income, eligible clients
in a 17-county area of North
Florida. The group offers a num-
ber of volunteer programs for
law students. All volunteers must
have completed their first semes-
ter of law school, and returning
volunteers have registration
preference. Volunteers can work
in the following areas:
* Environmental Health
* Spanish Translation
* Pro Se Family Law
* General Legal Intake
* Veterans Outreach
* Housing Clinic
* Elder Law
For additional information or
to sign up, visit the Three Riv-
ers Legal Services table on the
concourse Wednesdays through

Paid Corporate
Legal Internships
The Asian-American Legal
Defense Education Fund is col-
laborating with Pfizer, Inc. to offer
qualified first-year law students
(with a minimum 3.0 GPA) the
opportunity to gain experience
in a corporate legal environment.
Summer interns will work in such
areas as employment, intellectual
property, commercial transactions,
regulatory and international law.
This will not lead to a permanent
position; however, Pfizer provides
student interns with mentors who
will provide professional guid-
ance and career counseling. The
application deadline is Friday,
Jan. 20. Additional information is
available in Symplicity.

Minority Scholarship
and Summer Job
In memory of Paul D.
White, the law firm of Baker
& Hostetler offers an annual
scholarship for first-year minor-
ity law students. The scholarship
program was established six years
ago to assist deserving minority
law students and to facilitate the
recruitment and employment of
minority attorneys by provid-
ing law students with valuable
experience early in their careers.
The scholarship includes a paid
summer law clerkship and a
$6,000 (net) cash award. The
clerkship will begin in May 2006,
and pays $1,600 per week. All
2005 entrants (spring and fall)
are eligible to apply.
Last year's scholarship recipient
was Natalia Medina, now a 2L,
who spent the summer working
in the Orlando office of Baker &
"Students need to understand
what a great opportunity this is,"
said Assistant Dean for Career
Services Linda Calvert Hanson.
"In addition to a substantial
scholarship, this program offers
you a chance to gain experience
at a major law firm at a very
generous rate of pay."
Application packets are avail-
able in Career Services. Electron-
ic applications can be obtained
by e-mailing ksearcy@bakerlaw.
com or calling (407) 649-3929.
Your application, resume and
personal statement must be re-
ceived by Career Services no later
than Jan. 30.

1L Minority Clerkship
Job Fair
The Nashville Bar Association's
Annual Damali Booker First-Year
Minority Clerkship Job Fair will
be held Feb. 25 in Nashville. This
event will begin with a reception
and mixer for all candidates and
participating employers on Feb.
24. This job fair involves recruit-
ment and screening of applicants
for summer clerkships with firms
and organizations. All interested
candidates are encouraged to
bring a resume, writing sample
and law school transcript to
Career Services no later than Jan.
20. For more information, go to

Intern in South Florida,
Puerto Rico
The U. S. Immigration Court
seeks several first- and second-
year students to work as interns
for immigration judges located
at various courts throughout the
United States including Miami,
Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico
- on a volunteer, unpaid basis this
summer. Applications must be
postmarked Jan. 27 or earlier. Full
details are available on Symplicity.

HUD Internship
The U. S. Department of
Housing and Urban Develop-
ment, Office of General Counsel,
has legal intern positions avail-
able throughout the nation. An
information booklet is available
in Career Services or at www.hud.
gov/offices/ogc. Applications must
be postmarked by Feb. 15.

Dates to
Career Services will hold a
variety of classes and programs
this semester to help you learn
more about your career options.
Here are a few upcoming
events of note:
Jan. 17
Symplicity JobBank & OCI
Training, noon, room 2850
Jan. 17
Beyond OCI: Job Search
Strategies, noon, Bailey
Jan. 19
Beyond OCI: Exploring
Corporate Opportunities,
noon, faculty dining room
Jan. 24
Summer & Fall Extern-
ship Information Meeting,
noon, room 285B
Jan. 25
Summer & Fall Extern-
ship Information Meeting,
5 p.m., room 285B
Jan. 31
Interview Preparation
Workshop, noon, faculty
dining room
Feb. 1
Interviewing from the
Employer's Perspective,
noon, faculty dining room
Feb. 7
What I Did Last Summer,
noon, faculty dining room
Feb. 8
Life as a State Attorney,
noon, faculty dining room
Feb. 9
Life as a Public Defender,
noon, faculty dining room
Feb. 14
Dress for Success, noon,
Bailey Courtroom



Faculty Lunch
A Faculty Brown Bag Lunch to
be held Friday, Jan. 20 in the
faculty lounge at noon, will
feature Legal Skills Professor
Joe Jackson, who will speak
on "The Right to Bear Alms,"
exploring the constitutionality
of anti-panhandling laws. All
are welcome to attend, though
interested students should
first contact Associate Dean
Lyrissa Lidsky at lidsky@law.
ufl.edu for further information.

Dean Jerry to
Host Music Night
Got a hidden musical talent?
Show it off at the upcoming
Music Night, to be held Feb.
19 at the home of Dean Robert
Jerry. All students and faculty
are invited to the event.
To participate, you must bring
a dessert and agree to perform
a musical piece (play an instru-
ment or sing a song). A piano
will be available. Each partici-
pant can bring one guest.
Space is limited. To register,
stop by the Dean's Office and
see Dorris Perron.


Democrats to Hold Panel
on Alito
A panel of UF law professors
will discuss the Supreme Court
nomination hearings for Judge
Samuel Alito today, Jan. 17, at
2 p.m. in Bailey Courtroom.
Professors Nancy Dowd and Bar-
bara Woodhouse will be among
the speakers. Free lunch will be
served at the event.

Learn About Trial Team
If you are interested in trial
advocacy, either civil or criminal,
attend the Trial Team's informa-
tional meeting today, Jan. 17, at
7:30 p.m. in room 382. The Trial
Team is one reason the Levin
College of Law's trial advocacy
program is nationally renowned.
Last semester, the group com-
peted in three national competi-
tions, winning one and placing
second in another.
The team will soon hold its
annual Intramural Competition
to welcome new, highly qualified
advocates to the group. For more
information, contact Oshia Gain-
er at ogainer@ufl.edu or Thomas
Allison at tcauf@ufl.edu.

Get a $50 Gift From ABA
The American Bar Association
has a gift for UF law students.
Stop by the ABA-Law Student
Division table at the Student
Organization Fair Wednesday,
Jan. 18, and pick up a free $50
American Express gift card. ABA
members can also tell you how
to join the ABA and explain the
benefits of signing up now.
The Law Student Division will
elect two new first-semester rep-
resentatives from the incoming
class at a general meeting Jan. 25.

For more information, contact
Michael Wild at bufhouse@ufl.

Meet Legislators With
Elder Law Society
Students interested in elder
law, health law or state politics
will have the opportunity to meet
state senators and representatives
Feb. 8-9, when members of the
Elder Law Society travel to Tal-
Any law student can partici-
pate. No prior advocacy experi-
ence is necessary, and training
will be provided. Anyone inter-
ested in attending should contact
Rebecca Brown at brownr@law.
ufl.edu for more information.

FJIL Write-On
Competition Begins
Do you want to be on an
outstanding journal that focuses
on international law in a wide
variety of contexts? If you do,
the Florida Journal of Interna-
tional Law is for you.
The journal begins its Spring
2006 Write-on Competition
with an informational meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m.
in room 355C. If you cannot
make that meeting, a second
meeting will be held Thursday,
Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. in room
355C. Journal members will
discuss the competition and
take your questions about the
comment-writing process.
If you have questions be-

Win Free Books

Through IPTLA

The Intellectual Property and Technology Law Association (IPTLA) is
observing "Intellectual Property Month." The group will give away a
number of prizes throughout the month, including a $50 UF Bookstore
Gift Certificate to one person who correctly answers a weekly trivia
question. Last week, the group gave a gift certificate to a student who
correctly guessed the amount of money UF made from royalties on
Gatorade ($80 million).
This Week's Question:
Was the Statue of Liberty patented?
a) No, patents did not exist back then
b) No, France could not apply for a US patent
c) Yes, it was patented in 1879
d) Yes, it was patented in 1957
E-mail your answer to Iptlatrivia@yahoo.com before noon Friday,
Jan. 20. A winner will be randomly selected from among the correct
answers. For more chances to win prizes, look for the IPTLA table at
the Student Organizations Fair in the courtyard Jan. 18.

tween now and then, e-mail
Student Works Editor Thomas
Allison at tcauf@ufl.edu, or
Assistant Student Works Editor
David Sams at dsamsl23@ufl.

Apply for Homecoming
Interested in being a part
of Homecoming/Gator Growl
2006? Applications for first-
round directorship positions
are now available. Applications
are available at the Florida
Blue Key Office in room 312
of the J. Wayne Reitz Union.
Completed applications must
be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 20. For more information,
contact Eric White at fergi85@

Help Student Govern-
ment with Elections
UF's Student Government is
accepting applications for as-
sistant supervisors of elections.
Application forms are available
in Reitz Union, room 305. For
details, contact Supervisor of
Elections Erika Kane at 392-
1665 or elections@sg.ufl.edu.

JLSA Welcomes
New Students
The Jewish Law Students
Association will hold a welcome
dinner for first-semester law
students at Chopstix Restau-
rant at 6:30 p.m. Jan 26. Both
members and non-members are
welcome. RSVP to Lori Lustrin
at lustrin@ufl.edu or Lisa
Kanarek at lkanarek@ufl.edu if
you plan to attend.

Learn About
Public Interest Law
The Association for Public In-
terest Law will kick off the semes-
ter with a get-together at The Top
Restaurant Thursday, Jan. 19,
at 6 p.m. Come meet other law
students interested in working in
public interest law. Contact Lisa
Kanarek at lkanarek@ufl.edu for
more information. The Top is lo-
cated on Main Street, one block
north of University Avenue.

Learn more about the law
school's diverse array of student
groups at the Student Organiza-
tion Fair, Wednesday, Jan. 18
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Marcia
Schott Courtyard.

JLPP Spring 2006 Write-
The Journal ofLaw and Public
Policy will kick off its Spring
2006 Write-on Competition on
Jan. 30 with an introductory
meeting. All third-and fourth-

semester students are invited
to attend and participate in the
competition. As the law school's
only interdisciplinary journal,
JLPP particularly encourages
participation by joint degree
candidates. For more informa-
tion stop by the JLPP table at
the Student Organization Fair, or
e-mail Student Works Editor Jon
Carroll at jcarroll@ufl.edu.

New Code, New Members
for Honor Committee
The Levin College of Law's
Honor Committee welcomes
new members this semester. New
officers include Chairman Adam
Artigliere (adamartigliere@yahoo.
com), Vice Chairman Bryon
Carroll (bryon322@ufl.edu)
and Secretary Christine Garcia
(cmg0203@ufl.edu). New mem-
bers include Lauren Cooney,
Jordan Evert, Andre T. Ham-
mel, Bernhard Huland, Hema
Jaipershad, Adam Josephs, Jeff
Lieser, Jessica M. Lillesand, Max
McCord, Todd Rich, Tashiba
Robinson, Susan Warner and
Cyrus Williams.
A new Honor System for the
Levin College of Law has been
approved. You will find it in-
cluded as an insert in this issue of
FlaLaw. Please read and familiar-
ize yourself with the new docu-
ment, which replaces the Honor
System in the 2005-06 edition of
The Levin College of Law Hand-
book e Student Honor System.

Toastmasters to Meet
Toastmasters meets every
Monday at 5 p.m. in room 345.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Get FlaLaw Via
Have Flalaw delivered to
your computer every Friday
- days before the rest of the
world sees it. Send an e-mail
to lockette@law.ufl.edu
and ask to be added to the
Flalaw PDF list.

Flournoy Seeks
Student Assistant
Professor Alyson Flournoy
will hire a research assistant
to work 10 hours per week
between now and mid-March,
undertaking research on the na-
ture of the information provided
to the Corps of Engineers by ap-
plicants for permits to dredge or
fill wetlands. Completion of Ad-
ministrative Law, Environmental
Law or Natural Resources Law
or a regulatory background, is
desirable. To apply, submit a
resume to flournoy@law.ufl.edu
by Jan. 23.


VITA Seeks

Learn more about the federal
income tax system while help-
ing your neighbors this semes-
ter by working with Volunteer
Income Tax Assistance, or
Every year, VITA volunteers
help hundreds of UF students
and low-income Alachua
County residents file their
income taxes. Last year, the
group did returns for more than
400 local residents.
No prior experience is necces-
sary, and training and equip-
ment are provided. For more
information, e-mail UFVITA@


Summer Opportunities in Latin America

The Law and Policy in the
Americas program is offering a
number of exchange opportuni-
ties in Latin America for Summer
2006 and beyond.
Law students can apply for
programs that will allow them to
work in Costa Rica, Peru, Chile
or Brazil in the areas of human
rights, property rights and judicial
For summer 2006 only, extern-
ship credit is available for students
interested in pursuing opportuni-
ties in:
* human rights with the Institu-
to Interamericano de Dere-
chos Humanos in San Josd,
Costa Rica or the Instituto de
Defense Legal in Lima, Peru.
regional judicial reform ef-
forts through the Centro de
Estudios de Justicia de las
Am6ricas in Santiago, Chile or
JusticiaViva in Lima, Peru.

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Office, it "felt like a demotion."
"People underestimate the im-
portance of juvenile justice," she
said. "We put a great deal of time,
effort and money into the adult
justice system but if we work on
the front end, intervening when
people are young, we can take
much of the pressure off the adult
A Miami native, Rawls is
herself a product of UF's clinics.
As a law student, she became a
Certified Legal Intern and worked
in the Public Defender's Of-
fice, which hired her when she
graduated in 1998. She quickly

All four of these positions re-
quire Spanish proficiency and are
eligible for Coca-ColaWorld Cit-
izenship Program awards, which

provide for reimbursement of
reasonable out-of-pocket expenses.
Students seeking externship credit
for one of these positions are
required to attend the Externship
Informational Program Jan. 24
at noon in room 285B or Jan.
25 at 5 p.m. in room 285B, and
follow all externship application
procedures through the Center for
Career Services. Students inter-
ested in pursuing these opportuni-
ties but not seeking externship

moved from the misdemeanor
to the felony division, but found
her calling with the switch to the
juvenile division.
"After a few court appearances
in delinquency court, I began to
understand how challenging it
was, and I also saw the need to get
more involved in the community,"
said Rawls, who now volunteers
with several community organiza-
tions, including the Gainesville's
Black-on-Black Crime Task Force
and the Gainesville Wilderness
Institute, a school for at-risk
Rawls says she loved her time as

credit should contact Meredith
Fensom, director of the Law and
Policy in the Americas Program,
at fensom@law.ufl.edu.
An additional non-credit, legal
clerkship opportunity is avail-
able to UF law students or recent
graduates with Terra de Direi-
tos in Curitiba, Brazil. Selected
participants will work in human
rights and property rights, princi-
pally from the perspective of social
movements. Projects will include
research into Terra de Dereitos
cases pending at the Inter-Ameri-
can Court for Human Rights;
agrarian reform issues; housing
and labor issues; and economic,
social and cultural rights of the
landless. Solid Portuguese profi-
ciency is required. The clerkship
is available for any period of time
running from a semester to a full
year. For application information,
please contact Fensom at fen-

a public defender, though with a
200-plus case load, there was little
time to try new approaches that
could lead to better outcomes for
children in the legal system.
"That's the beauty of Gator
TeamChild," she said. "We're able
to do the kind of follow-through
these cases deserve, and when we
discover something that works
- like a new intervention program
- others can follow our lead."
For details on how you can be-
come involved in any ofUF's clin-
ical programs, go to: http://www.

Scholarship & Activities
Chesterfield Smith Professor
Nancy Dowd's article "Fathers
and the Supreme Court: Founding
Fathers and Nurturing Fathers,"
was printed in 54 Emory L. J.
1271 (2005). The article argues
that the constitutional definition
of fatherhood should be based on
nuture or social fatherhood.
Dowd edited the HIu/dbook of
Children, Culture and Violence,
which was recently released by
Sage Publications. The book arose
out of issues discussed at the
second annual conference of the
Center on Children and Families.
Associate Professor Mark
Fenster's article, "The Birth of a
'Logical System': Thurman Arnold
and the Making of Modern Ad-
ministrative Law," was published
in Oregon Law Review.
John H. and Mary Lou Das-
burg Professor of Law Michael W.
Gordon has received the Fulbright
Distinguished Chair in Interna-
tional Commercial and Trade
Law at the Universidade Cat6lica
Portuguesa Faculdade de Direito
in Lisboa, Portugal. He will be in
residence in Portugal from April
through July 2007, teaching Busi-
ness Transactions and Interna-
tional Litigation.
Gordon also has been invited
to speak at the annual convention
of the Defense Research Institute
- the principal organization of
corporate defense counsel in
May. He will speak on the prob-
lems encountered when interna-
tional litigation involves civil law
tradition nations.
Levin, Mabie and Levin Profes-
sor Berta Esperanza Hernan-
dez-Truyol published "Traveling
Boundaries of Statelessness:


Global Passports and Citizenship,"
in Cleveland State Law Review.
Communications Office
Photographer Kristen Hines
won Third Place in UF's Global
Culture Photography Contest, in
the "Faculty, Staff and Alumni"
category. Her winning photo,
taken in Berlin, will be part of an
exhibit on display in Grinter Hall
until Feb. 9.
Professor Pedro Malavet wrote
the afterword to the 8th Annual
LatCrit Conference for Cleveland
State Law Review.
Professor Robert Moffat's
article, "Not the Law's Business:
The Politics of Tolerance and the
Enforcement of Morality," ap-
peared in Florida Law Review.
Professor William Page's article
"Bargaining and Monopolization:
In Search of the 'Boundary Sec-
tion 2 Liability' Between Aspen
and Trinko," was published in
Antitrust Law Journal.
Center on Children and
Families Director Barbara Wood-
house's article "Ecogenerism: an
Environmentalist Approach to
Protecting Endangered Children,"
appeared in the Virginia Journal of
Social Policy & the Law. Wood-
house also contributed an article
to the Hauldbook of Children,
Culture and Violence, edited by
Chesterfield Smith Professor
Nancy Dowd.

In the News
Associate Dean Lyrissa Lidsky
commented on the Alito nomina-
tion hearings for AM 850 Jan. 10.
Lidsky said the public has already
decided which issue will take cen-
ter stage at the hearings. Abortion
is by far the most emotional issue
being discussed, she said.

Professor Jon Mills was quoted
in a Jan. 6 Associated Press article
about the Florida Supreme Court's
decision that the state's school
voucher program was unconstitu-
tional. Mills, who was a member
of the commission that revised the
Florida Constitution in 1998, said
the decision was a correct reading
of that document. The story ap-
peared in The Gainesville Sun and
The Lakeland Ledger and the Web
site for WINK-TV in Ft. Myers.
Professor James Nicholas
was quoted in a Jan. 11 Sara-
sota Herald-Tribune article about
impact fees in Charlotte County.
Nicholas was hired by the Char-
lotte County Commission to
study that county's fee structure.
He was quoted in a story on the
same topic in the Jan. 11 Charlotte
County Sun-Herald.
Professor Mike Seigel was quot-
ed in a Jan. 6 Gainesville Sun story
about the decision to drop charges
against Jeffrey Groczniak, one of
the men accused in the beating
death of a UF student during
the weekend of the UF-Georgia
football game. Gronczniak agreed
to testify in the upcoming trials
of three other men accused in the
crime. Seigel said the prosecution
appears to be "cutting their losses"
and choosing the defendants they
believe they are most likely to
Professor Michael Allan Wolf
commented on the Alito hear-
ings for WCJB-TV Jan. 10. Wolf
noted that, like Alito, Justice
David Souter was criticized during
confirmation hearings for past
stances against abortion though
Souter took a different stance
while on the court.








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

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submit news of interest to the
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Major Events Planned For Spring 2006

Spring is always a busy time
at the Levin College of Law,
and this semester is no excep-
tion. The law school will host a
number of thought-provoking
conferences in Spring 2006.
Here's a look at a few of them:
"Data Devolution: Cor-
porate Information Security,
Consumers and the Future of
Regulation," is the first event
held by the newly-formed Cen-
ter for Information Research,
headed by Assistant Professor
Andrea Matwyshyn.
More than 20 speakers in-
cluding law scholars, industry
representatives, privacy activists
and journalists will discuss
the future of data security regu-
lation at this event, held Feb.
3-4 at the law school.
Admission to the conference
is free for UF law students and
faculty. Registration is avail-
able through the CIR website
at www.centerforinformation
The Music Law Confer-
ence is an annual student-run
event that brings law schol-
ars, musicians and industry
representatives to Gainesville to
discuss trends in music law. The
featured speaker at this year's

conference is Southwestern
University Law Professor Rob-
ert Lind. For more information,
go to: www.musiclawconfer-
The Public Interest Envi-
ronmental Conference will
feature Robert F Kennedy,
Jr. of the Natural Resources
Defense Council, former EPA
administrator Carol
Browner, oceanog-
rapher Sylvia Earle
and other well-
known names in
environmental law Kennedy
and policy. Held
March 8-11 at the J. Wayne
Reitz Union, the event is free to
UF law students. Early registra-
tion ends in mid-February. Go
to http://www.ufpiec.org for
The Gwendolen Carter
Conference will be held March
5-7 at UF and the University
of Cape Town, South Africa.
Featuring leading writers,
scholars and attorneys from
the U.S. and South Africa, the
conference celebrates the 100th
anniversary of the birth of UF
Professor Gwendolen Carter,
a founding figure in the study
of African history and culture.

For more information, contact
Professor Winston Nagan at
The 25th Annual Dunwody
Lecture will feature George
Yin, chief of staff for the U.S.
Congress's Joint Committee on
Taxation and Howard W. Smith
Professor of Law at the Univer-
sity of Virginia. The lecture will
be held March 24.
The 2006 Annual Askew
Conference: Child Abuse and
Neglect Building Partner-
ships to Meet Children's
Needs. UF's Askew Institute
and the law school's Center on
Children and Families will host
a statewide conference March
30 on collaboration between
agencies that handle cases of
child abuse and neglect. For
details, go to http://www.clas.
The Center for the Study
of Race and Race Relations
Spring Lecture will feature
Fordham University Law
Professor Sheila Foster. She will
discuss the significance of race,
place and class in the Hurricane
Katrina disaster. The event will
be held April 11.

17 Panel w/cast of "The
Great Tennessee Monkey
Trial," noon, room 180

Symplicity/OCI Orienta-
tion, noon, room 285D

Beyond OCI: Job Search
Strategies, noon, Bailey

Law School Democrats
on Alito Nomination, 2
p.m., Bailey Courtroom

Trial Team Meeting, 7:30
p.m., room 382

18 Student Organization
Fair, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.,

FJIL Write-On Competi-
tion Informational Meet-
ing, 6 p.m., room 355C

Study Abroad Informa-
tional Meeting, noon,
room 345

19 One Quick Question,
9:45-11:15 a.m., concourse

More Dates
Available Online
For more information on
the dates and locations of
upcoming meetings, check the
calendar on the law school's
website at: http://www.law.