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Professionalism Symposium This Week


Prominent alumni, faculty
and law students will gather
at the Levin College of Law
Friday, Feb. 17, for this year's
Professionalism Symposium,
co-sponsored by the Eighth Ju-
dicial Circuit Bar Association.
The symposium gives
students the chance to discuss
issues of professionalism, ethics
and civility in the law with
judges and practitioners. The
event typically draws hundreds
of students and dozens of local
attorneys, who can earn CLE
credits by participating.
"This is a valuable op-
portunity for students to
interact with members of the
bench and bar," said Associ-
ate Dean for Student Affairs
Gail Sasnett. "Students will
have a chance to learn about
real-world scenarios involving
the issues they study in their
Professional Responsibility
class."
This year's keynote presenta-
tion, delivered by Professor
Amy Mashburn, will address
the clause in The Florida Bar
oath that prohibits lawyers
from exhibiting "offensive
personality." Mashburn will
explain what the term means


INSIDE THIS ISSUE


Career Services
Events & Opportunities
Calendar


Lawyers, judges and students gather in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom in this photo of the Spring 2005 Professionalism Symposium.
The Spring 2006 symposium will be held Friday, Feb. 17.


and who decides when a lawyer
is violating the clause.
Local judges,
lawyers and fac-
ulty members will
offer their advice
on a variety of
topics including: Mashburn
* Criminal Law
(Judge Stan Morris, Legal
Skills Professor Jennifer
Zedalis and attorney John
Stokes)
* Estates and Trusts (Judge
Chester Chance, Assistant
Professor Lee-Ford Tritt and
attorney Sam Boone)
* Family/Domestic Relations
Law (Judge Mark Moseley,


The Demise
of Record
Companies


Legal Skills Professor Peggy
Schreiber and attorney Doris
Hargrave)
* Personal Injury and Insur-
ance Defense (Judge Robert
Roundtree, Professor Joe
Little and attorney Rodney
McGaillard)
* Commercial/Transactional
Law (Judge Robert Cates,
Assistant Professor Michael
Siebecker and attorney
Philip Beverly)
The symposium begins at 9
a.m. in the Chesterfield Smith
Ceremonial Classroom.


Why Your
Data Isn't Safe


VOL. 9, NO. 21 FEBRUARY 13, 2006


Supreme Court
Justice Quince to
Speak Feb. 23
Florida Supreme Court Justice
Peggy Quince will speak to law
students at noon
Feb. 23 in the
Chesterfield Smith
Ceremonial Class-
room. The speech
is open to all UF
law staff, faculty Quince
and students.
Her visit is sponsored by the
Black Law Students Association
and the American Constitution
Society.
Quince's visit will kick off BLSA's
Alumni Reunion Weekend, intend-
ed to help BLSA alums connect
with each other and with current
students. The reunion, held Feb.
24-25, includes a gathering at
the home of Dean Robert Jerry;
a panel discussion on diversity in
higher education; and a speech by
Linnes Finney, president-elect of
the National Bar Association.
For more information, contact
arw ufblsa@yahoo.com.

Trial Team
Final Four Selected
The UF Trial Team will hold its
Final Four Competition Feb. 24
on the law school campus. Final
Four competitors include Tyler
Cathey, Camille Warren, Hillary
Hussin and Chris Lambert.
















Kennedy to Speak
at Environmental
Conference

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and
former EPA administrator Carol
Browner (JD 79) are among
the well-known guests who
will be on hand for the 2006
Public Interest Environmental
Conference March 9-11.

Timely environmental topics
- global warming, children
and the environment, beach
re-nourishment, and rhetoric
and the environment will
be debated by environmental
heavy hitters, including
Georgetown Law Professor
Edith Brown Weiss, University
of Maryland Professor Rena
Steinzor, Tulane University
Professor Oliver Houck, Uni-
versity of Houston Professor
Marcilynn Burke and University
of Virginia Professor Jonathan
Cannon.
The conference is organized
by the Environmental and Land
Use Law Society, which is
joining forces this year with
the National Association of En-
vironmental Law Societies and
the UF Center for Children's
Literature and Culture to cre-
ate a more diverse schedule of
panelists and speakers.
All conference events with
the exception of the PIEC
Banquet March 10 are free
for UF law students, faculty
and staff with registration.
Registration for the banquet is
$35. The registration deadline
is March 1.
For details, contact Barbara
Serokee at 352-273-0856 or
bserokee@ufl.edu.


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CAREERSERVICES
Hints to help you in the legal profession


IRS Career
Opportunities
It's tax time, and the IRS is
coming this week. Learn about
careers with the IRS and how to
apply at noon Tuesday, Feb. 14,
in room 283. Benjamin De Luna
and Phoebe Nearing of the IRS
Office of the Chief Counsel will
be on campus to discuss the dif-
ferent IRS divisions and business
units, qualifications preferred for
the Honors Program, and the
application process.

A Life in IP
Associates Corey Cho (JD 01)
and Mai Lauer of Saliwanchik,
Lloyd & Saliwanchik will discuss
their intellectual property prac-
tice areas and how students can
prepare themselves for a career in
this field in "Life as an Intel-
lectual Property Practitioner" at
noon Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the
Bailey Courtroom. This program
is co-sponsored by the Intellec-
tual Property & Technology Law
Association.

IP Interns
Needed at Stanford
The Center for Internet and
Society (CIS) at Stanford Law
School is hiring a summer intern
to work on public interest issues
involving technology and the
Internet. The CIS is a lead-
ing center for the study of the
relationship between the public
interest, law and technology. The
position is for approximately
12 weeks. Second- and third-
year law students are preferred,
as is experience with comput-
ers, including e-mail, instant
messaging, Movable Type, and
Excel. Applicants should submit
a cover letter, resume, writing


The Job Goddess
Returns
Kimm Walton, author of best-sell-
ing books on legal job searches,
will speak at noon Wednesday,
Feb. 15, in the Chesterfield Smith
Ceremonial Classroom. Walton will
address job search issues, including
where to start, how to overcome
disappointing grades and what to
do during your law school career
to maximize your odds of landing
a job in a practice area that truly
interests you. Come learn how to
find a law job that will make you
look forward to going to work in
the morning. This program is co-
sponsored by BarBri.

sample and a list of references
by Feb. 28 to Executive Director
Jennifer S. Granick at: Crown
Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott
Way, Stanford, CA 94305-8610.
For further information, contact
Granick's legal assistant, Lynda
Johnston, at: 650-725-8571 or
lyndajatstanford.edu.

HUD Job Deadline
Approaches
The U.S. Department of Hous-
ing and Urban Development's
Office of General Counsel Legal
Honors Intern Program has posi-
tions available throughout the
country for 3Ls. Information is
available at www.hud.gov/offices/
ogc. Applications must be post-
marked by Wednesday, Feb. 15.


Learn About
International IP
Isabelle Boutillon, director of
the Office of the Patent Coopera-
tion Treaty's Global Outreach
Division in Geneva, Switzerland,
will discuss careers in intellectual
property with law students at
noon Thursday, Feb. 16, in the
faculty dining room.
Boutillon will talk about the
World Intellectual Property Or-
ganization's internship program.
Applications for the program are
due by noon Friday, Feb. 17, in
Career Services.
This meeting is sponsored by
the Center for Career Services,
the International Law Society
and the Intellectual Property and
Technology Law Association.

Patent Law Interview
Program
Students can register now
for the Loyola Chicago School
of Law Patent Law Interview
Program, to be held August 3- 4.
To participate, students must be
returning to school for fall semes-
ter. The positions are for summer
and entry-level attorney positions
for 2007. Registration is $35 per
student, and both the registra-
tion form and the accompanying
fee must be turned in to career
services by 3 p.m. Feb. 16.

IP Job Fair Date
Changed
There has been a date change
for the Southeastern Intellectual
Property Job Fair, which is now
being held Aug. 1 in Atlanta. Ad-
ditional information and registra-
tion materials will be announced
at a later date, but mark your
calendar now for this opportunity.















Help the Homeless
The ABA's John J. Curtin
Justice Fund Legal Internship
Program is seeking motivated
law student interns to apply
for stipends for this summer.
The program will pay a $2,500
stipend to students who spend
the summer months (at least
eight weeks between May 1 and
Oct. 1) working for a bar associa-
tion or legal services program
designed to prevent homelessness
or assist homeless or indigent cli-
ents or their advocates. Students
should have a position offered
from a qualified organization
prior to applying. Applications
must be postmarked by March
20. For more information and an
application, go to www.abanet.
org/homeless/curtin.html.


Assistant Public
Defenders Needed
The Florida Public Defender
Association's Job Fair will be held
April 7-8 at the Embassy Suite
Hotel in Orlando. Applicants will
be able to meet in one location for
positions statewide, with repre-
sentatives from all Florida public
defender offices in each judicial
circuit. This event is open to:
* third-year students
(CLI preferable)
recent graduates
licensed attorneys admitted to
The Florida Bar or the Bar in
another state, preferably with
criminal practice experience,
who are interested in a law
career in public service.
Candidates should submit a


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to the Florida Public Defender
Circuit Offices listed on the
FPDA Job Fair Web site at www.
flpda.org/pages/jobfair.htm.
Employers will pre-screen ap-
plication materials and contact
candidates directly concerning ac-
ceptance and setting up interview
times. Current assistant public
defenders employed with the state
of Florida will not be interviewed.

One Quick Question
Stop by the One Quick Ques-
tion table on the concourse
near the entrance to the Lawton
Chiles Legal Information Center
9:45-11:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb.
16, to have a counselor from
the Career Services answer your
career questions.


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'Legal Ease'
Javier Banos (3L) strikes at
a pinata in the Marcia Schott
Courtyard during a stress-
relieving exercise organized
by Resource Counselor Nicole
Nicolaisen Stern (left). The
event was part of Legal Ease,
a series of programs designed
to help students manage stress
and find balance in life. The next
Legal Ease meeting will be held
March 7.















Externship
Deadlines
* World Intellectual
Property Organization
applications are due by
noon Friday, Feb. 17.

* Completed applications for
student-created extern-
ships must be submitted by
noon March 20.

* The mandatory orientation
for Summer 2006 extern-
ships will be 5-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 5.


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Conference Probes 'Demise of Record Company'


Conference Looks
at 'Politics of
Inequality'

Make plans to attend a unique
intercontinental conference
March 5-7 that will focus on the
"Politics of Inequality" and honor
the 100th birthday of the late
Gwendolen Carter, a former UF
professor and Oxford-educated
anthropologist who wrote the
1958 book, The Politics of
Inequality: South Africa Since
1948. Carter overcame the many
obstacles facing a handicapped
woman of that time to become
an acknowledged intellectual
leader and to profoundly influ-
ence politics related to social
democratic values and the Rule
of Law.

The interdisciplinary conference
will be hosted by the University
of Florida and University of
Cape Town, South Africa, with
events held on both campuses.
The Gainesville conference will
be sponsored by the law school,
the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences and the Center for
International Studies. Speakers
will include distinguished political
scientists, lawyers, international
studies experts, diplomats, novel-
ists and poets.

Faculty and students are invited
to participate and attend the con-
ference, which is free and open
to the public. Contact Professor
Winston Nagan at nagan@law.
ufl.edu for more information.


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BY ASHLEY PINDER
The music business is as con-
trolling as the film industry was
in the 1940s, keynote speaker
Robert Lind said to more than
75 people Feb. 4 at the Fourth
Annual Music Law Conference at
Levin College of Law. Indepen-
dent artists, aspiring entertain-
ment lawyers, record company
executives and students assembled
in Holland Hall for the student-
run event.
In his speech, "The Demise
of the Record Company," Lind,
the Paul E. Treusch Professor at
Southwestern University School
of Law in Los Angeles and an
expert in intellectual property,
entertainment, art, music and
media law, said that in the 1940s
actors were under strict contracts
with production companies.
Performers were "owned" by a
single production studio and were
rented out to other studios.
"Recording artists can learn
from what happened to actors
in motion pictures in the past,"
said Lind. To sell their services
to the highest bidder, Lind said,
performers need to break out of
the studio system.
Digital downloads, ringtones,
podcasts, subscription services
and digital recording programs
have increased competition in the
distribution of music, he said.
According to Lind, in reaction to
changes in distribution, record


Law student Ed Lyman (left) and
Southwestern University Law Pro-
fessor Robert Lind discuss entertain-
ment law at the conference Feb. 4.


Reggae artist Brian Dallas entertains a crowd at Common Grounds in
Gainesville following the Fourth Annual Music Law Conference.


companies are downsizing their
rosters, signing fewer artists and
reducing budgets and advances
for current artists.
There is an increase in new
smaller record companies that
want to enter into joint ventures
with artists and share the cost
of producing an album, he said.
Independent labels require more
risk from the artists, requiring
artists to take it upon themselves
to do business right.
Myspace.com, CDBaby.com,
electronic press kits and band
websites are revolutionizing the
way music is distributed to the
public with more of a do-it-your-
self approach to marketing, said
experts in the Internet/Guerilla
Marketing panel.
"A year from now it might be
Google or Yahoo making the next
Mariah Carey instead of Sony or
BMI," said panelist Steve Gor-
don, an entertainment attorney
and consultant.
The conference continued into
the night with band showcases
at Abbey Road and Common
Grounds featuring a variety of
music performers, including
Eyes to Space, The Barnettes,
Vaya, Voice of the People, Teague
Stefan Band, Brian Dallas, Guta
and Shonobi.


Conference director Andrew
Kanter (3L) said the conference
had a great turnout, with many
walk-up attendees.
"This year we were able to get
many incredible panelists," he
said.
The conference combined the
consumer, legal and industry per-
spectives about music, including
the ins and outs of the business.
"This gave everybody a nice
perspective on how it works
from the beginning to the end,"
said Patrick S. Cousins (JD 89),
general counsel for Prince's record
label, Paisley Park, and founder
of Cousins Law Firm. "Everyone
wants to eventually get bigger,
so there is always something to
learn."


Patrick Cousins (JD 89), founder of
the Cousins Law Firm and general
counsel for Paisley Park Records,
speaks to conference organizers
Hannah Kaplan and Andrew Kanter.










Experts: Data Theft Genie is Out of the Bottle


BY MICHAL MEYER
The rewards of data theft are
so great that businesses and
governments may never be able
to completely stop the crime, said
a panel of intellectual property
experts at a UF conference on
data security.
IP and technology experts
from the U.S., Great Britain
and Canada gathered at the
law school Feb. 3- 4 for "Data
Devolution: Corporate Informa-
tion Security, Consumers and the
Future of Regulation," the first
conference held by UF's Center
for Information Research (CIR).
Panelists grappled with timely


informa-
tion issues,
including the
record fine the
Federal Trade
Commission


economic perspectives to bear on
information control.
Deborah Pierce of the group
Privacy Activism said the time
is right to pass a constitutional
amendment to give legal teeth to
privacy rights.
For the London School of
Economics' Gus Hosein, eco-
nomics is the major factor in
regulating data for corporations
and individuals. "Cost is the only
thing that gets people's attention
- not illegality, inconvenience
or invasion of privacy," he said.
The conference is the first
event organized by the newly-
formed CIR, a multidisciplinary


"It's an ongoing

arms race between

the builders of


imposed on security and the
ChoicePoint, a


Inc., after
the data-
warehousing
company
allowed infor


criminals.


- Prof. Andrea Matwyshyn


mation on thousands of indi-
viduals to fall into the hands of
data theives. Participants debated
ways of influencing governments,
corporations, and individuals to
value data security.
Despite the FTC fine, partici-
pants said, the rewards of data
aggregation, control and theft are
too great for the problem to be
fully controllable.
"Information security is not a
precise science," said conference
organizer Andrea Matwyshyn,
assistant law professor and
executive director of CIR. "It's
an ongoing arms race between
the builders of security and the
criminals."
Speakers brought legal, ethi-
cal, technological, political and


project of the
law school, the
Warrington
College of
Business and
the College of
Engineering.
The CIR is
dedicated to
research about
information
policy and its
intersection


with information technology.
Future CIR projects will in-
clude an annual speaker series, an
annual lecturer on information


Professor Andrea Matwyshyn ad-
dresses the audience at the confer-
ence "Data Devolution: Corporate
Information Security, Consumers
and the Future of Regulation" Feb.
4 at the law school. The conference
drew an international crowd of
experts in law and technology.

policy, a dedicated research pro-
gram incorporating law students
and other graduate students,
and a website intended to be a
clearinghouse of information on
information policy issues.
Students interested in becom-
ing involved with CIR should
contact Matwyshyn at
andreamm@ufl.edu.


Panelists at the CIR conference discussed the transformation of consumer
data into a marketable commodity, security breaches at large data warehous-
ing companies, and the growing problem of identity theft.


Study Abroad
This Summer
Enjoy ABA-accredited law
study abroad this summer at
top universities at favorable
tuition rates through the law
school's programs in Costa
Rica, France and South Africa.
Apply by March 24. To learn
more about the programs, go
to: www.law.ufl.edu/students/
abroad or contact Noemar
Castro at castro@law.ufl.edu.






















Fall Financial Aid
Reminder
If you have not already done
so, now is the time to apply
for aid for the 2006-2007
academic year. You can apply
electronically using FAFSA/
Renewal FAFSA on the web
(www.FAFSA.ed.gov), which
saves processing time and
has a built-in editing format
to reduce errors. After ap-
plying on the web, you can
check the status of your
application and/or make cor-
rections online. You will need
to use your Federal Access
Code (PIN) to complete the
renewal electronically.


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EVENT


S & OPPORTUNITIES


Be an Ambassador
Highly committed and energetic
students are encouraged to
apply by 5 p.m. Feb. 17 to be
"introduction to law school and
the profession ambassadors."
Applications are available in
the Office of Student Affairs.
Ambassadors are upper-class
students interested in helping
and guiding a team of six to
eight entering students during
their first semester. Duties
include conducting activities so
participants can get to know
each other and assisting in
their transition to law school,
developing a support group for
new students and challenging
the students to become an ac-
tive part of the community. All
applicants must be available to
attend an interview and a train-
ing meeting this semester and
be available by Aug. 21. (First-
and fifth-semester students
are discouraged from applying.)
For more information, contact
Noemar Castro in the Office of
Student Affairs at castro@law.
ufl.edu or 273-0629.







Writing
Workshops
The following writing work-
shops by Lois Randolph will be
held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in
room 285D:
Feb. 15 Punctuation
Feb. 22 Modification
March 1 Word Choice
Brochures are available in the
Student Affairs Office on the
front counter.


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Meetings
* Toastmasters meets at 5 p.m.
today, Feb. 13, in room 285A.
* Labor and Employment Law
Society, 6 p.m., room 285A
* The John Marshall Bar Asso-
ciation meets at 7 p.m. today,
Feb. 13, in room 285C.
* The Jewish Law Students
Association meets at noon
Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the
Bailey Courtroom. This week's
speaker is Rabbi Goldman.

Children's Fellows
Deadline Feb. 15
Apply by Wednesday, Feb.
15, to the Center on Children
and Families (CCF) if you
are interested in being a 2006
Children's Fellow. You must have
completed at least three semes-
ters of law school. The Children's
Fellows Program recruits and
mentors individuals interested in
advocacy for children and youth.
The fellows contribute an impor-
tant dimension to CCF's work,
including helping to organize
and host its annual conference,
attending CCF faculty meet-
ings, and working under faculty
guidance on research and writing
projects such as amicus briefs
and position papers on issues
of current importance. Fellows
also gather regularly for dinner
to discuss ongoing projects and
hear guest speakers from the
children's advocacy community.
Fellows receive a $1,000 hono-
rarium upon the completion of
approximately 100 hours over
the course of the year, and are
listed on the CCF website and in
its publications.
To apply, send an e-mail
describing your background and


Law Review Welcomes Grade-Ons
The Florida Law Review welcomes the following Spring 2006 grade-ons:
(from left) John Oliver, Billy Dolence, Kelly Scott, Mario Simoes, Kristeen
Witt, Andrew Cheslock, Darryl Smith, Kate Burnsed, Laura Lothman, Jes-
sica Furst, Simon Rodell and John Paglio. Not pictured is Tania Sebastian.


interests to CCF Program Co-
ordinator Debbie Kelley Willis
at kelley@law.ufl.edu, or contact
her at 273-0613 or room 368A,
PO Box 117625, Gainesville FL
32611-7625. Information about
the center is online at www.law.
ufl.edu/centers/childlaw/.


Show Your Artwork
If you're a member of the law
school community who enjoys
creating visual art, you're invited
to share your creations in a
student-initiated art exhibition
to be held later this year. Any
law student or member of the
faculty or staff can submit an
original piece for consideration.
To participate, e-mail a digital
image of the work to kdboston@
gmail.com. Along with your
submission, include the title of
the work, the year it was created,
the medium, the dimensions
and your affiliation with the
Levin College of Law. You may


also submit a short (50 words or
less) description of the piece. All
submissions are due by 5 p.m.
March 1.


Culture on the
Concourse
The Black Law Students Asso-
ciation will hold Culture on the
Concourse, its annual exhibition
of African and African American
literature, pictures and cultural
artifacts, Wednesday, Feb. 15,
on the concourse. This year, the
Military Law Students Asso-
ciation will join the celebration
with a display honoring the con-
tributions of African Americans
to the U.S. military.

Senior Photos
Coming Up
Senior photos for Spring
2006 graduates will be taken
beginning Feb. 28. Sign up in
the Office of Student Affairs.
















Catch a Movie with ILS
International Law Society
will hold its first international
movie night Wednesday, Feb.
15 at 8 p.m. in the faculty
dining room. Popcorn will be
provided. The group will watch
"Amores Perros," a Mexican
movie in Spanish with Eng-
lish subtitles. The movie's plot
revolves around a horrific car
accident that connects three
stories, each involving charac-
ters dealing with loss, regret,
life's harsh realities and their
dogs.


MPRE Late
Deadline Thursday
If you plan to take the Multi-
state Professional Responsibility
Examination in March, and
have not yet registered, the late
receipt deadline for registrations
is Thursday, Feb. 16. For more
information on how to register,
log on to www.ncbex.org.


Latin American
Studies Competiton
The UF Center for Latin
American Studies is begin-
ning its 2006 Summer Foreign
Language and Area Studies
Fellowship Competition. The
fellowships may be used to
support participation in an
intensive study program of a
less-commonly-taught Latin
American language (i.e., Brazil-
ian Portuguese, Haitian Creole,
Maya, Quechua, etc.). Further
information is available at www.
latam.ufl.edu/funding/cen-
tersfa.html.


UF Tax Law Students in National Finals
Two UF students competed in the Final Four round of the LL.M Division of
the American Bar Association Section of Taxation Young Lawyers Forum
Law Student Tax Challenge Competition in San Diego, Calif., Feb. 1.
LL.M. in Taxation students Stewart Brant (left) and Chris Armstrong
(right) traveled with Professor Martin McMahon (center) to the event,
which is a national tax planning competition designed to reflect everyday
tax practice. During the first phase of the competition, two-person teams
researched tax issues related to a complex business problem. The teams
then each submitted a technical memorandum and client letter detailing
their solution. The top six J.D. submissions and top four LL.M. submissions
were invited to compete in the oral rounds before panels that included
some of the most prominent tax practitioners in the country.


Don't Forget
Valentine's Day
Send a crush, friend, boy-
friend or girlfriend some love
for only a dollar. The Law
Association for Women and
Cariblaw will sell last-minute
candy-grams in the court-
yard today, Feb. 13. Stop by
the table in the courtyard for
details.


Entertainment Law
Review Competition
Entertainment Law Review
is hosting a book review of
Fredric Dannen's Hit Men.
The competition is open to all
students and faculty members.
The winner will be published


in the first edition of ELR. For
competition information, please
add ELR to your Westlaw/
TWEN account and click the
documents button. Visit www.
entlaw.org for more details.


Feed the Homeless
The Black Law Students As-
sociation and the Association
for Public Interest Law will
serve lunch at St. Francis House
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday
Feb. 15. To help, contact BLSA
President Byron Owens at ow-
ensb@ufl.edu.


LIC News
Librarians have been hearing
from second-semester stu-
dents who cannot sign up for
workshops because they have
class on Wednesdays at 3
p.m. Because of the inquiries,
workshops will be offered
Wednesday at 2 p.m. and
3 p.m. Research Wizard
workshops last 30 minutes;
Blue Book workshops last 50
minutes.
Be advised that first-
semester students are not
encouraged to sign up for
the March 8 and March 22
workshops because these
subjects are covered in your
Legal Research & Writing
class. The adjusted schedule
appears below.
* Feb. 15 and March 1, 2 p.m.
and 3 p.m., Research Wizard:
Library Catalog, Databases &
e-Journals
* Feb. 22 & March 29, 2 p.m.
and 3 p.m., Bluebook/Citation
Skills
* March 8, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.,
Research Wizard: The Digest
System
* March 22, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.,
Research Wizard: Legal Encyclo-
pedias and ALR
* April 5, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.,
Legislative History

Sign-up sheets are at the Refer-
ence Desk. For assistance,
e-mail Elizabeth Outler (outler@
law.ufl.edu) or Maryellen
O'Brien (obrien@law.ufl.edu).


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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 follow-
ing Monday's issue to lockette@
law.ufl.edu or 273-0650.
Contact amirin@law.ufl.edu
to be e-mailed a weekly early
release pdf of FlaLaw.

* Tim Lockette, Editor
* Kristen Hines, Photographer



College of Law
Administration
* 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

UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA


Scholarship & Activities
Thomas T. Ankersen
Director, Conservation Clinic
and Costa Rica Law Program;
Legal Skills Professor
* Published "Towards a Bioregional
Approach to Tropical Forest Con-
servation: Costa Rica's Greater
Osa Bioregion," in the May 2006
issue of Futures (with Kevin Re-
gan and Steve Mack). The article
applies principles of "bioregional-
ism" to land use policy in Costa
Rica's frontier forests.
Martin J. McMahon, Jr.
Clarence J. TeSelle Professor
* CLE presentation on "Recent
Income Tax Developments" (with
Professor Ira Shepard) at the
American Bar Association, Tax
Section, Midyear meeting Feb. 4
in San Diego, Calif.
Michael Allan Wolf
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local
Government Law; Professor


February
13 Toastmasters, 5 p.m., room
285A
Labor and Employment Law
Society, 6 p.m., room 285A
JMBA, 7 p.m., room 285C
14 IRS Career Opportunities,
noon, room 283
Life as an Intellectual Prop-
erty Practitioner, noon, Bailey
Courtroom
15 Kimm Walton, Legal Career
Author, noon, room 180
Writing Workshop: Punctua-
tion, 10 a.m., room 285D
JLSA, noon, Bailey Courtroom


* Presented "Takings and Private
Property Rights Or, 84 Years in
30 Minutes" at the Preservation
Law Conference in Fort Pierce in
February.
* Presented "Supreme Guidance:
Lessons from the High Court on
the Powers and Responsibilities of
Local Governments" at the Chap-
man Law Review symposium in
Orange, Calif. in January.
* Presented "What Works and
What Doesn't Work: Lessons
from the Law" in Palm Beach in
December 2005.

In the News
Jon L. Mills
Professor; Director of Center for
Governmental Responsibility;
Dean Emeritus
* Associated Press, Feb. 2. Men-
tioned in an article on school
principals' opinions on tying
school bonuses to performance on
the Florida Comprehensive As-


Help the Homeless w/BLSA
and APIL, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St.
Francis House
Research Wizard: Library
Catalog and E-Resources, 2
p.m. and 3 p.m., Legal Infor-
mation Center
ILS Movie Night, 8 p.m.,
faculty dining room
16 Career Opportunities with
WIPO, World Intellectual
Property Organization, noon,
faculty dining room
17 Professionalism Symposium,
9 a.m., room 180


SCHOLARSHIP
& ACTIVITIES


sessment Test. Mills is president
of the FCAT Project, which
sponsored a survey on the test.
The story ran in The Bradenton
Herald and The Miami Herald
and on the website for WTFS-
TV in Tampa.
* LakelandLedger, Gainesville Sun,
Feb. 3. Mentioned in a follow-up
story on the FCAT Project survey.
* Tallahassee Democrat, Feb. 7.
Quoted in an article concerning
the effects of the appointment of
Supreme Court Justice Samuel
Alito.
Christopher L. Peterson
Assistant Professor
* The Spokane Spokesman Review,
Feb. 3. The article mentioned a
study co-authored by Peterson
concerning the correlation be-
tween payday lending shops and
military bases.
* Arizona Daily Star, Feb. 7. The
article mentioned Peterson's
study on payday lenders and the
military.
Michael Allan Wolf
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local
Government Law; Professor
* Tallahassee Democrat, Feb. 7.
Quoted in an article concerning
the effects of the appointment of
Supreme Court Justice Samuel
Alito.


21 Career Opportunities in Lob-
bying, noon, faculty dining
room
22 Career Opportunities in
Small & Medium-Sized
Firms, noon, faculty dining
room


Online Calendar
More information on upcoming
meetings and events is avail-
able through the Levin College
of Law's online calendars at:
www.law.ufl.edu/calendars/.


8 FLA LAW


PEOPLE


CALENDAR


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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 follow-
ing Monday's issue to lockette@
law.ufl.edu or 273-0650.
Contact amirin@law.ufl.edu
to be e-mailed a weekly early
release pdf of FlaLaw.

* Tim Lockette, Editor
* Kristen Hines, Photographer



College of Law
Administration
* 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

UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA


Scholarship & Activities
Thomas T. Ankersen
Director, Conservation Clinic
and Costa Rica Law Program;
Legal Skills Professor
* Published "Towards a Bioregional
Approach to Tropical Forest Con-
servation: Costa Rica's Greater
Osa Bioregion," in the May 2006
issue of Futures (with Kevin Re-
gan and Steve Mack). The article
applies principles of "bioregional-
ism" to land use policy in Costa
Rica's frontier forests.
Martin J. McMahon, Jr.
Clarence J. TeSelle Professor
* CLE presentation on "Recent
Income Tax Developments" (with
Professor Ira Shepard) at the
American Bar Association, Tax
Section, Midyear meeting Feb. 4
in San Diego, Calif.
Michael Allan Wolf
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local
Government Law; Professor


February
13 Toastmasters, 5 p.m., room
285A
Labor and Employment Law
Society, 6 p.m., room 285A
JMBA, 7 p.m., room 285C
14 IRS Career Opportunities,
noon, room 283
Life as an Intellectual Prop-
erty Practitioner, noon, Bailey
Courtroom
15 Kimm Walton, Legal Career
Author, noon, room 180
Writing Workshop: Punctua-
tion, 10 a.m., room 285D
JLSA, noon, Bailey Courtroom


* Presented "Takings and Private
Property Rights Or, 84 Years in
30 Minutes" at the Preservation
Law Conference in Fort Pierce in
February.
* Presented "Supreme Guidance:
Lessons from the High Court on
the Powers and Responsibilities of
Local Governments" at the Chap-
man Law Review symposium in
Orange, Calif. in January.
* Presented "What Works and
What Doesn't Work: Lessons
from the Law" in Palm Beach in
December 2005.

In the News
Jon L. Mills
Professor; Director of Center for
Governmental Responsibility;
Dean Emeritus
* Associated Press, Feb. 2. Men-
tioned in an article on school
principals' opinions on tying
school bonuses to performance on
the Florida Comprehensive As-


Help the Homeless w/BLSA
and APIL, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St.
Francis House
Research Wizard: Library
Catalog and E-Resources, 2
p.m. and 3 p.m., Legal Infor-
mation Center
ILS Movie Night, 8 p.m.,
faculty dining room
16 Career Opportunities with
WIPO, World Intellectual
Property Organization, noon,
faculty dining room
17 Professionalism Symposium,
9 a.m., room 180


SCHOLARSHIP
& ACTIVITIES


sessment Test. Mills is president
of the FCAT Project, which
sponsored a survey on the test.
The story ran in The Bradenton
Herald and The Miami Herald
and on the website for WTFS-
TV in Tampa.
* LakelandLedger, Gainesville Sun,
Feb. 3. Mentioned in a follow-up
story on the FCAT Project survey.
* Tallahassee Democrat, Feb. 7.
Quoted in an article concerning
the effects of the appointment of
Supreme Court Justice Samuel
Alito.
Christopher L. Peterson
Assistant Professor
* The Spokane Spokesman Review,
Feb. 3. The article mentioned a
study co-authored by Peterson
concerning the correlation be-
tween payday lending shops and
military bases.
* Arizona Daily Star, Feb. 7. The
article mentioned Peterson's
study on payday lenders and the
military.
Michael Allan Wolf
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local
Government Law; Professor
* Tallahassee Democrat, Feb. 7.
Quoted in an article concerning
the effects of the appointment of
Supreme Court Justice Samuel
Alito.


21 Career Opportunities in Lob-
bying, noon, faculty dining
room
22 Career Opportunities in
Small & Medium-Sized
Firms, noon, faculty dining
room


Online Calendar
More information on upcoming
meetings and events is avail-
able through the Levin College
of Law's online calendars at:
www.law.ufl.edu/calendars/.


8 FLA LAW


PEOPLE


CALENDAR


Ankersen McMahon Wolf Mills Peterson
6 L ................................................. J