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Table of Contents
    Tax scholar to deliver Dunwody lecture
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    Career Services
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    Events and opportunities
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    People, scholarship and activities
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    Spring 2006 class gift to create a 'legacy'
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    Calendar
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Tax Scholar to Deliver Dunwody Lecture


BY ASHLEY PINDER
George K. Yin, former chief
of staff of the U.S. Congress's
Joint Committee on Taxation
and Howard W. Smith Profes-
sor of Law at the University
of Virginia, will deliver this
year's Dunwody Lecture Friday,
March 24, at 11 a.m. in the
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom.
"We are thrilled to welcome
one of the nation's leading tax
authorities, who will speak
about whether the tax code is
tangled beyond repair," said
Charles T. Douglas Jr., editor-
in-chief of Florida Law Review,
which organizes the lecture
series.
While holding one of the
most influential tax positions
in the country, Yin assisted
Congress on numerous tax bills,
including the Jobs and Growth
Tax Relief Reconciliation Act
of 2003, the Working Families
Tax Relief Act of 2004 and the
American Jobs Creation Act
of 2004. Under his leadership,
committee staff issued the first
macroeconomic analysis of
tax legislation in conjunction
with the House Ways & Means
Committee.



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Career Services
Events & Opportunities
Calendar


Yin served as tax counsel to
the U.S. Senate Finance Com-
mittee. He also coordinated
with the committee to reform
and simplify tax laws dealing
with corporate shareholder
transactions. From 1994 to
1999, he was a reporter for the
American Law Institute's federal
tax project concerning income
taxation of private business
enterprises.
"We are delighted to have
George Yin returning to UF to
deliver what will be an excellent
lecture," said Michael K. Friel,
associate dean and director of
the Graduate Tax Program. "He
brings a superb background not
only in academia but in govern-
ment and tax projects."


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In addition to teaching at
Virginia, Yin was a professor
of tax law at UF from 1986-
1994, and a visiting professor at
Pennsylvania, Brigham Young
and New York University.
Yin graduated from George
Washington University Law
School in 1977. He received
his Master of Education from
UF in 1972 and his bachelor's
from the University of Michi-
gan in 1970.
"I look forward to this
tremendous honor of speaking
and publishing," he said. "My
topic is of particular interest
in the private sector and in
Congress."
The Dunwody Distinguished
Lecture Series was established
by the U.S. Sugar Corporation
and the law firms of Dunwody,
White & Landon and Mershon,
Sawyer, Johnston, Dunwody &
Cole in honor of Elliot and At-
wood Dunwody, brothers who
dedicated their lives to the legal
profession and labored to better
social and economic conditions
in Florida. The annual lecture
brings a prominent American
legal scholar to speak at the UF
College of Law.





Class Gift
Leaves Legacy


VOL. 9, NO. 25 MARCH 20, 2006


Governmental
Affairs Symposium
Friday
Representatives of all three
branches of Florida government
will discuss policy issues at the
Governmental Affairs Symposium
of the Florida Bar Young Lawyers
Division 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday,
March 24, in the Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial Classroom.
Panelists include Florida Supreme
Court Chief Justice Barbara
Pariente; State Rep. Jeffrey Kott-
kamp (R-Cape Coral); and Raquel
Rodriguez, general counsel to the
Office of the Governor. Florida
Bar President Alan Bookman will
introduce the panel. The event is
free and open to the public.

Andrea Yates
Attorney to Speak
Wednesday
George Parnham, attorney for
Andrea Yates, will speak about
gender, mental health and the law
Wednesday, March 22, at noon in
the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom. Parnham and Profes-
sor Christopher Slobogin will use
video clips from the trial of Yates,
who was convicted of murdering
her children, to illustrate how
postpartum depression and other
women's mental health issues
are treated in the criminal justice
system. The event, organized by
the Law Association for Women,
is free and open to the public,
as is the reception following the
presentation.
















Student-Created
Externship
Deadline Today
Today, March 20, is your last
day to submit applications for
student-created externships.
Applications must be submitted
by noon in Career Services.
The mandatory orientation for
Summer 2006 externships will
be held April 5.












Turn in Your
Volunteer and
Pro Bono Hours
If you have been doing commu-
nity service or pro bono work,
now is the time to start turning
in your hours. The law school
will honor students who have
performed at least 35 hours of
pro bono work or community
service in an event April 13.
Special recognition awards will
be presented to one student
from each class year and two
student organizations whose
volunteer contributions have
made a significant difference in
the community. The nomination
deadline is March 31 at 5 p.m.
For a nomination packet, con-
tact Noemar Castro at castro@
law.ufl.edu.
If you have questions about
volunteering, go to www.
law.ufl.edu/career/probono or
stop by the Center for Career
Services


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CAREERSERVICES
Hints to help you in the legal profession


Worried about what you'll
do after completing law school?
There's good news. Despite a
tough job market, 97.1 percent
of recent UF law graduates who
wish to work are either working
or pursuing a graduate degree.
So says a survey of 2004-2005
graduates conducted by the
Center for Career Services in
compliance with requirements
of the National Association for
Law Placement.
According to the survey, 87.5
percent of recent UF law gradu-
ates were employed six months
after graduation. Slightly more
than 5 percent were pursuing
graduate degrees, while 4.5 per-
cent reported that they weren't
seeking a job.

Where do They Work?
Fifty-five percent of work-
ing graduates are in private
practice, a 2 percent decrease
from last year. Small firms of
fewer than 25 attorneys hired
49 percent of those graduates (a
slight increase from last year).
Medium-sized firms of 26 to
100 attorneys hired 22 percent
(up from 17 percent last year).
Large firms with 100 attorneys
or more hired 23 percent (down
from 28 percent last year).
Twenty-three percent of the
graduates work in government
positions, the same percentage
as last year. Within that group:
* 51 percent are employed as
prosecutors.
24 percent are employed as
federal or state-level judicial
law clerks, including eight
state-level clerks and 11 federal
clerks (employed by the 11th
U.S. Circuit of Appeals, U.S.
Bankruptcy Court, and U.S.


District Courts for the North-
ern District of Florida and
the Northern District of New
York).
* Six percent were employed by
the military (down from 11
percent last year).
* The remaining graduates
worked for assorted govern-
ment agencies, including the
U.S. Treasury Department,
U.S. Department of Justice,
Internal Revenue Service,
Federal Election Commis-
sion, U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Florida Attorney
General's Office, Florida Leg-
islature, Florida Department
of Community Affairs, Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection and various city and
county attorney's offices.






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Eight percent of graduates
were working within the broad
businesss and industry" class
sifications, a 1 percent increase
from last year. This category in-
cludes accounting firms, banks,
insurance companies, health
care providers and real estate
developers.
Seven percent of the employed
graduates were working in a
"public interest or academic"
capacity, a decrease of 3 percent


from last year. Of these gradu-
ates, 68 percent were employed
as public defenders.

How Much do
They Make?
Graduates reported salaries as
high as $135,000. Recent gradu-
ates in all fields made an average
of $58,770 per year (up $1,861
from last year). Recent graduates
working for law firms made an
average of $71,709 per year (up
$2,255 from last year). These
numbers don't include signing
bonuses, but do include raises
graduates received after passing
the bar.

Where do They Live?
Recent law graduates found
work in 12 states, as far away as
California and New York.
Only 85 percent remained
in Florida, compared to 91
percent last year. Major Florida
destinations for recent graduates
include Orlando (42 graduates),
Tampa/St. Petersburg (36), Mi-
ami (22), Boca Raton and West
Palm Beach (20), Gainesville
and Ocala (41), Naples/Ft.
Meyers (19), Tallahassee (14)
and Ft. Lauderdale (10).
There was a substantial de-
crease in the number of gradu-
ates working in Orlando, Boca
Raton and Ft. Lauderdale, and
a slight decrease in graduates
working in Miami and Tallahas-
see. There was a slight increase
in graduates in Gainesville/
Ocala, Tampa/St. Petersburg and
Naples/Fort Myers.
Top out-of-state destinations
for recent graduates included
Atlanta (16 graduates), Wash-
ington, D.C. (8), New York (7),
Texas (3) and California (2).


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Learn About
Life as a Clerk...
Three law clerks for the U.S.
Court of Appeals for Veterans
Claims will tell law students
about life as a federal clerk
Tuesday, March 21, at 10 a.m.
in the faculty dining room. Todd
Wesche (clerk for Judge Bruce E.
Kasold), Gary Newkirk (clerk for
Judge Alan G. Lance) and Mi-
chael Jensen (clerk for William A.
Moorman) will talk about what
to expect as a clerk, why clerk-
ships are highly coveted, and how
to maximize the experiences one
gains in these positions.

...and How to
Get a Clerkship
Career Services will hold a
workshop for students inter-
ested in applying for prestigious
judicial clerkships Wednesday,
March 22, at noon in the faculty
dining room. Clerkships are
highly-coveted opportunities,
and the application process is
highly competitive. Assistant
Dean Linda Calvert Hanson will
show you how to obtain letters
of recommendation, put together
an application packet, use the
online application system and
other details you need to know to
compete with other applicants.

Life as a State
Attorney
UF alumnus and veteran
prosecutor Harry Shorstein will
talk about life as a state attorney
at noon Tuesday, March 21, in
room 345. Shorstein has served
as Fourth Judicial Circuit state
attorney for 15 years, and has
won nationwide recognition for
his cutting-edge juvenile justice


Online Interviews Coming Soon
Finding jobs out of state may soon become much easier, thanks to a gift from
two UF alumni. Andy (JD 74) and Lin (MS 85) Fawbush are funding a new
teleconferencing system, giving students greater access to firms that are not
able to come to campus for On-Campus Interviews.
"This is going to dramatically improve our students' ability to interview with
firms anywhere in the country," said Assistant Dean for Career Services
Linda Calvert Hanson.
The teleconferencing system is expected to be up and running by fall.


program. He has been profiled
on 60 Minutes, The NewsHour
with Jim Lehrer and NBC
Nightly News with Tom Brokaw,
and in U. S. News and World
Report, The New York Times, USA
Today, and Parade Magazine. His
speech is co-sponsored by the
Criminal Law Association. Free
refreshments will be provided.

Schedule Your
Mock Interview
You wouldn't perform a musi-
cal piece or play a sport without
practicing first. Don't go into
a job interview without a little
practice either. Career Services is
offering mock interviews, includ-
ing a 15-minute critique with
comments and suggestions, by
appointment. Call now or stop
by the Center for Career Services


to schedule a session and go
into the spring recruiting season
with added confidence.

FCC Positions for
Spring Graduates
The Federal Communications
Commission is seeking Spring
2006 graduates for its Attorney
Honors Program. Participants in
the program will spend two years
in Washington, D.C., experienc-
ing federal practice as it relates
to FCC oversight of broadcast,
cable and other communications
services. Applicants must have
superior academic credentials and
an interest in communications
law and policy. Completed pack-
ages must be received by April 7.
Full details are available at www.
fcc.gov/attorneyhonorsprogram.


Court in Session
Here Tuesday
A panel from the U.S. Court of
Appeals for Veterans Claims
will visit the Levin College of
Law to hear oral arguments in
an actual case at 1 p.m. Tues-
day, March 21, in the Bailey
Courtroom.
Judges will be available after
the argument to talk with
students.
The panel members are Judge
Bruce E. Kasold (a UF alumnus),
Judge William A. Moorman and
Judge Alan G. Lance.
One Quick
Question
Stop by the One Quick Question
table on the concourse between
9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Thursday, March 23, for quick
answers to your career-related
questions.

Diplomat to Speak
on Foreign Service
Hugh F. Williams, Jr., a veteran
of 28 years with the State De-
partment, will discuss foreign
service careers at noon Tues-
day, March 21, in room 2850.
Williams has served in Asia and
throughout the Western Hemi-
sphere, developed a leadership
training program for the Foreign
Service Institute's School of
Leadership and Management
Studies, and now serves
as diplomat-in-residence at
Florida A&M University. He will
discuss his travels abroad, the
Foreign Service Exam and the
many opportunities that exist
within the State Department.
His speech is co-sponsored by
the International Law Society.


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EVENT


S & OPPORTUNITIES


Apply This Week for
Summer Abroad
Friday, March 24, is your
last chance to apply for the
law school's study abroad
programs. Students can travel
to France, South Africa, or
Costa Rica to learn valuable
legal skills while experiencing
another culture. The application
deadline is March 24. For more
information, go to: www.law.
ufl.edu/students/abroad/.

Lunch With the Dean
Have a question, concern or
compliment you'd like to share
with Dean Robert Jerry? At-
tend "Lunch with the Dean" at
noon Thursday, March 23, in
the faculty dining room.
If you would like to attend,
RSVP to carswell@law.ufl.edu.

Law School Art Show
Coming March 27
The original artwork of 18 law
students will be on display in
the law library from March 27
through April 19. Please stop
by and view the artistic talents
of your friends and classmates.
Everyone is invited to meet the
artists for an opening reception
March 30.

Scholarship for
Alabama Residents
The Cabaniss, Johnson Schol-
arship is a $5,000 scholarship
awarded each year to a 2L
who is legally an Alabama
resident. A second-place
scholarship of $1,000 may
also be rewarded. Applications
are available at www.alfinc.
org. The deadline is June 2.
For more information, contact
Abby Jacks at (334) 269-1515


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Meetings
* JMBA, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March
21, room 345.
* St. Thomas More Society, noon
Tuesday, March 21, room 284.

Apply Today for
Environmental Law
Program
The deadline for enrolling in
the Environmental and Land Use
Law Certificate Program is today,
March 20. Applications can be
downloaded from the ELULP
website at www.law.ufl.edu/elulp.
For more information, contact
Professor Alyson Flournoy at
flournoy@law.ufl.edu.

Learn About
International Law
The International Law Society
will host a registration workshop
with professors teaching interna-
tional law courses for Summer
and Fall 2006 at noon Tuesday,
March 21, in the faculty dining
room. Professors will talk about
text requirements, class focus
and tests for international law
course offerings for the upcoming
semesters. For more information,
contact Brian Frankel at bri-
anjd@ufl.edu.

Volunteer
Opportunities at
SALSA Meeting
A representative from Three
Rivers Legal Services will discuss
volunteer opportunities and in-
formation regarding the Hispanic
National Bar at the Wednes-
day, March 22, meeting of the
Spanish American Law Students
Association, to be held at noon in
room 285A. Everyone is invited,
and pizza will be served.


Respondents Win Moot Court Final Four
Scott Bowman (at podium) and Mike Hargett won Best Team in the Justice
Campbell Thornal Moot Court Team's Final Four Competition, held March 3
in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom.
Bowman and Hargett argued on behalf of the government in the case, which
involved a fictional defendant who appealed his conviction for possessing a
firearm during a drug trafficking crime. Students Gretchen Lehman and Nava
Ben-Avraham, representing the appellants, argued that statements used in the
original trial were inadmissible and that a 55-year sentence for the crime was
cruel and unusual punishment.
Bowman won Best Brief and Best Overall Competitor, while Lehman was
named Best Oralist.
"I really felt a sense of community competing in the Final Four," Bowman
said. "There is so much work that goes into the program beyond the four
15-minute oral arguments. The other team members work really hard.
"It is really a great opportunity for the law school," he continued. "As
competitors we had an opportunity to showcase the moot court program
on behalf of the law school to a prestigious panel of federal judges and to


some very well respected alumni."


JMBA Elections
Upcoming
The John Marshall Bar Asso-
ciation will hold officer elec-
tions March 28. For students
interested in running, a sign-up
sheet is available in the JMBA
office. Candidates must inform
JMBA of their intention to
run by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March
21, by e-mailing corrine9@ufl.
edu. They also must attend the
JMBA meeting at 7 p.m. March
21 in room 345. For more in-


formation, contact Steve Burres
at sdebate5@yahoo.com.

Know Your Rights
Hear UF alum Andrea Pagan,
assistant public defender for
West Palm Beach, talk about
how to avoid traps of the law
in a presentation called "Know
Your Rights" at 7 p.m. Wednes-
day, March 22, in the faculty
dining room. The event is spon-
sored by the Spanish American
Law Students Association.















LCC Elections
March 28
Want to be involved in law
school government? Elections
will be held March 28 for rep-
resentatives to the Law College
Council. All students who have a
GPA of 2.0 or higher and are free
of academic or conduct-related
probation are eligible. Anyone
wishing to nominate themselves
for officer, general board or
organizational positions must
attend the next LCC meeting
Wednesday, March 22, at 6:45
p.m. in room 359. A separate
meeting will follow, with a review
of election rules for those wishing
to run. Organizations must also
have nominations prepared for
this meeting if they seek a seat
on LCC. For more information,
contact adamczyck@ufl.edu.

ILS Breakfast
The International Law So-
ciety (ILS) will hold the next
installment of the International
Breakfast Series Thursday, March
23, 11 a.m. to noon in the faculty
dining room. Visiting Professor
Ulrich Loewenheim will speak
about international and European
protection and recognition of
copyright. A free breakfast will be
provided by Westlaw. For more
information contact Kristin Sny-
der at kls@ufl.edu.

Trial Team Competes
in Montgomery
The UF Trial Team recently
sent four advocates to the 2006
ATLA Student Trial Advocacy
Competition in Montgomery,
Ala. Students Will Blair, Carson
Lange, Kelly Johnson and Thomas
Allison took on teams from 15
other law schools around the


region, with coaching by attorney
Lawrence J. Marrafino.
The team won two out of three
trials in the competition and
was knocked out of the competi-
tion by the team that went on to
win first place.

Haitian Relief
Concert
A group of UF law students
and others are organizing a benefit
concert for impoverished families
in Haiti. The concert, to be held
Friday, March 24, at The Bank
from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., will
feature the group Nine Iron. Pro-
ceeds will go to "Project Nespa," a


fledgling aid effort that is raising
money to construct better housing
for Haitians living in cardboard
boxes and other types of substan-
dard housing. Tickets to the event
are $7, and ticketholders will also
be included in a drawing to win a
free weekend at a vacation home
in Key Largo.

Tide Exam Workshop
David Mesnekoff of the At-
torneys' Title Insurance Fund will
present a workshop on the Title
Examination at noon April 7 in
room 285B. Anyone interested in
a career in real estate law should
plan to attend.


Environmental Moot Court Team
Reaches National Semifinals
UF's Environmental Moot Court Team reached the semifinals of the
National Environmental Moot Court Competition in White Plains, N.Y. Feb.
23-25. Shown above are (from left) coach Ryan Baya and team members
Jessica Hovanec, Valerie Brennan and Nick Beninate. Tryouts for next
year's Environmental Moot Court Team will be held the first week of
April. For details on the tryout procedure, e-mail Professor Flournoy at
flournoy@law.ufl.edu. Students currently in their third and fourth semes-
ters are eligible to participate.


LawLawPaLooza
Tonight
You can hear some of
Gainesville's best amateur per-
formers and win great prizes
at LawLawPaLooza, a concert
fundraiser at 9 p.m. tonight,
March 20, at the Shamrock
on University Avenue. Law
students will perform in an
open-mike format, with other
bands to follow. Concert-goers
can buy a raffle ticket to win
an iPod Nano, a T-shirt from
Wilbert's and gift certificates
to GTI, UF Bookstore, Oaks
Mall and other businesses. The
cover charge is $5 and raffle
tickets are $1 each or seven
for $5. Proceeds will go to
scholarships sponsored by the
Association for Public Interest
Law, which are awarded to
students who work in unpaid
public-interest summer intern-
ships. Scholarship applications
will be available later this
month.






Wershow Lecture to
Address
'Biopiracy'
University of Minnesota
Law Professor Jim Chen will
deliver this year's Wershow
Distinguished Lecture April 6
at the law school. Chen will
address "biopiracy," which,
according to Chen, is the
notion of "northern exploita-
tion of biological wealth and
ethnobiological knowledge from
the global south." For more
information, contact Michael
Olexa at olexa@ufl.edu.


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ABA Basketball
Tournament
The American Bar Association
Law Student Division will hold
its annual basketball tourna-
ment April 2. Teams of three
can compete for a $100 prize.
For more information, e-mail
ashhop@ufl.edu.




YLD Offers
Scholarships
Each year the Young Lawyers
Division (YLD)of the Florida
Bar awards 10 scholarships
of $2,000 to law students
who attend one of Florida's
ABA-accredited law schools.
Scholarships are awarded on
the basis of both merit and
financial need. Applications
are available at the front desk
in the Student Affairs Office.
The deadline is April 1.



Apply for Florida
Blue Key
Students have until Wednes-
day, March 22, to apply for
membership in Florida Blue
Key Leadership Honorary, UF's
oldest leadership organization.
FBK organizes and produces
Homecoming, Gator Growl and
the Speech and Debate Tourna-
ment, and conducts many
other projects that benefit the
community.
Successful applicants must
demonstrate exemplary
leadership and service through
involvement in a diverse range
of activities. For more informa-
tion, go to www.fbk.org.


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Volunteers Needed for
Paint-Out
The law school and the Artists'
Alliance of North Florida are seek-
ing volunteers for a "Paint Out" to
take place in Evinston and Cross
Creek. Artists will come from
around the state April 7-15 to
paint the breathtaking views and
historic structures the locations
have to offer.
Associate Dean Kathie Price
is asking faculty and staff to
participate in the spring Paint
Out to help organizers better plan
for staffing needs for a Paint Out
tentatively scheduled for the UF
campus in the next school year.
To volunteer, contact Annie Pais
at 352-377-0777 or by e-mail
awpais@aol.com.


Law Student to Head
Honor Court
Alex Hadjilogiou has been
elected chancellor of UF's Honor
Court, the court's highest post.
"I am excited about the op-
portunity to serve the students,"
Hadjilogiou said. "My life experi-
ences have prepared me to serve
in this capacity, and I'll give it 110
percent."
A former Army officer, Had-
jilogiou has served in both the
executive and judicial branches of
Student Government. He is also a
member of Florida Blue Key.

Delgado Elected Law
School Senator
Law student Luis Delgado was
elected Feb. 28 as the law school's
new representative in UF's Student
Government. He will be sworn in
at the end of the semester and will
serve one year in the SG Senate.


Confronting Inequality
Samuel T. Dell Research Scholar Winston Nagan (top left) addresses a panel
of legal experts at the 2006 Gwendolen Carter Conference March 7 in the
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom. The conference brought together
writers, law scholars and political scientists from the U.S. and South Africa
to discuss the "politics of inequality" in Africa.


JLPP Welcomes
Write-Ons
The Journal of Law e Public
Policy would like to congratu-
late the following write-on
invitees for the Spring 2006
case comment competition:
Shari Ben Moussa, Henry Bolz,
Aaron Droller, Nick Hamann,
Matthew Karp, Lindsey Lawton
and Michael Nardella.

Tax Judge to Speak
Federal Judge Juan Vasquez of
U.S. Tax Court will offer "Per-
spectives from the Bench" at 11
a.m. March 31 in room 285B.
Everyone is invited to attend.

Bar Fingerprinting
March 29
The University Police Depart-
ment has purchased new finger-
printing equipment that elimi-
nates problems associated with
ink prints. The system will be in
use next week when UPD comes
to the law school to fingerprint
students for their bar applications.
Look for the fingerprinting table
on the concourse March 29.


UF Democrats
Go to Harvard
The UF chapter of the Law
School Democrats traveled to
Harvard Law School for a national
Law School Democrats meeting
March 17. LSD President Sean
Lebowitz, Treasurer Rejina St. Cyr
and Secretary Steven Sorenson
met with student leaders from the
nation's top law schools. Speakers

at the event included Democratic
Party Chairman Howard Dean
and former Sen. Bob Graham.

Federalists Visit
Columbia
Members of the UF branch
of the Federalist Society traveled
to Columbia University Feb.
24-25 for a symposium on federal
law and the U.S. Constitution.
Members of the group attended
discussions on inherent execu-
tive power, the war on terror and
United Nations reform. They also
met figures such as Judge William
Pryor, Frank Easterbrook, John
Yoo and U.N. Ambassador John
Bolton.












PEOPLE


SCHOLARSHIP
& ACTIVITIES


Scholarship & Activities
Gertrude Block
Lecturer Emeritus
* Published a column of writing tips
in the March/April issue of The
Pennsylvania Lawyer.
Charles Collier
Professor
* Published a review of The Law as
It CouldBe, by Owen Fiss, in 116
Ethics 412 (2006).
Elizabeth Dale
Affliliate Associate Professor
* Published "Getting Away with
Murder" in the American Historical
Review 111 (Feb. 2006): 95. The
paper was part of a forum, "The
Problem of American Homicide,"
that included the late Eric Monk-
konen of the University of Cali-
fornia at Los Angeles and Pieter
Spierenberg of the University of
California at Berkleley.
Michael W. Gordon
John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg
Professor
* Gave more than 11 hours of
testimony over three days in the
Supreme Court of Bermuda in a
case involving Bermudan, Guate-
malan and Panamanian corpora-
tions. His testimony helped the
court determine the proper choice
of law and how the application of
Guatemalan civil and commercial
law would affect the issues, and as-
sisted the court's understanding of
the relationship of causes of action
under civil law systems in contrast
to common law systems.


Thomas C. Hurst
Professor;Samuel T. Dell Research
Scholar
* Published "The Unfinished Busi-
ness of Mutual Fund Reform," 26
PaceL. Rev. 113 (2005).
Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O'Connell Professor
* Ptli., 1.. .1 .1 justice: Laws
That Deprive People ofLife and
Liberty with Harvard University
Press.
* Delivered his paper, "The Insanity
Defense," at the University of Ed-
inburgh March 8, with a response
by Anthony Duff.
* Presented "Tarasoffas a Duty to
Treat: The Insights of Criminal
Law," at the University of Cincin-
nati Law School March 16.
Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
David H. Levin Chair in Family
Law; Professor; Director, Center
on Children and Families
* Participated in a seminar on judicial
independence, which included all
of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's
former law clerks, March 3-4 in
Phoenix, Ariz. Justice O'Connor
has chosen the theme of judicial
independence building upon
her remarks made at UF and later
published in Florida Law Review
as the primary focus of her post-
retirement activities.
In the News
Oshia Gainer
Law Student
* Gainesville Sun, March 9. Quoted
in an article on the law school's


plan to build a new advocacy
center.
Joseph S.Jackson
Legal Skills Professor
* Gainesville Sun, March 14. Quoted
in an article on the use of video
cameras to monitor Gainesville's
Downtown Community Plaza.
Diane H. Mazur
UF Research Foundation Professor
* Orlando Sentinel, March 7.
Quoted in an article about the
criminal investigation surround-
ing the death of Army Ranger and
NFL player Pat Tillman.
* AM-850, March 7. Interviewed
about the Supreme Court's deci-
sion in Rumsfeld v. FAIR..
James Nicholas
Affiliate Professor of Law; Associ-
ate Director, Environmental and
Land Use Law Program; Professor
of Urban and Regional Planning
* Charlotte Sun-Herald, March 6.
Quoted in an article on a new
impact fee structure for Charlotte
County.
Michael L. Seigel
Professor
* AM-850, March 1. Interviewed
regarding the Supreme Court's
decision in Scheidler v. National
Organization for Women.
Jeffry S. Wade
Director, Environmental Division,
Center for Governmental Respon-
sibility
* Tampa Tribune, Feb. 20. Quoted
in a story about new development
in hurricane-prone areas.
Jennifer Zedalis
Director. Trial Practice; Legal
Skills Professor; Coordinator,
Gerald T. Bennett Prosecu-
tor/Public Defender CLE
Course
S le Sun, March 9.
S ..r ..1r in an article on the
law school's plan to build a
new advocacy center.


LIC News
If you are planning to clerk at
a firm or intern for a judge this
summer, preparation is key. Of
course, you want to make a
good impression, so knowing
where to look for information is
very important. The Legal Infor-
mation Center is offering a new
Pre-Clerking Workshop that
will focus on free and low-cost
legal resources available on the
Internet, in addition to offering
tips on cost-effective searching
on Lexis and Westlaw. Remem-
ber, the bottom line is to get
the answers and to get them as
quickly and as inexpensively
- as possible. Times for the
workshops are as follows:
March 23 2-3:30 p.m.
March 30 2-3:30 p.m.
April 6 2-3:30 p.m.















Tell Us What You
Think and Have a
Chance to Win
Win one of three free one-
month memberships to
Gainesville Health and Fitness
Center or one of 20 Gator lapel
pins from ProGifts, Etc. by
returning the included Flalaw
survey by March 27 for the
drawing. Return the survey to
Ashley Pinder in the Commu-
nications Office (287 Holland
Hall).


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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.
E-mail FlaLaw@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


Spring 2006 Class Gift to Create a 'Legacy'


BY LINDSAY DYKSTRA
It's a time-honored tradi-
tion: whenever a class ofUF law
students graduates, they show
their generosity and gratitude for
what those who went before them
made possible through the Class
Gift. Every graduating class strives
to raise more money than the last.
The Fall 2005 class holds the
fundraising record, with a total of
$62,425. The Spring 2006 class
plans to topple that record in a
big way: they've set a $75,000
Class Gift goal. (At press time,
the committee was already more
than one-third of the way toward
the goal.)
It's not just about bragging
rights, Class Gift organizers say.
It's about leaving a legacy that
will help future law students
and ensure the Levin College of
Law continues its climb through
the ranks of the nation's top law
schools.
"The money I am pledging is
just a small nugget of what the
school needs to keep climbing the
ranks," said Kelly Lyon, co-chair
of this year's Class Gift Commit-
tee. "If each of us gives a little, we
can ensure the value of our degree
and make our college a great place


Class Gift Committee member Kelly Lyon registers student donations
on a fundraising "thermometer" at a March 6 get-together for Spring
2006 graduates. The committee is one-third of the way toward its
record $75,000 fundraising goal.


for future law students."
Class Gift organizers have set a
goal of 100 percent participation
in this year's class gift, to represent
the reach for a truly class-wide
gift. Graduating students can
give any amount, no matter how
small, and amounts are payable
over a five-year period.
"I think it is important to
begin giving back right away,
especially considering that many
of us will be financially capable of
doing so within a very short time
after leaving UF law," Lyon said.
"Those who came before you have


supported the law school so you
could have the best legal educa-
tion possible do the same for
those who follow. Increase the
value of your Levin College of
Law degree and the investment
you have already made."
Donors also have the option of
specifying whether their pledges
contribute to the general college
fund or their choice of student
organization.
For more information, go to:
www.law.ufl.edu/students/re-
sources/classgift.shtml or contact
Dayna Duncan at dgaff@ufl.edu.


March
20 LawLawPaloooza, 9 p.m., The
Shamrock
21 Life as a Judicial Law Clerk, 10
a.m., faculty dining room
Life as a State Attorney, noon,
room 345
St. Thomas More Society Meet-
ing, noon, room 284
Hugh F. Williams on Careers
in Foreign Service, noon, room
285D
International Law Registration
Workshop, noon, faculty dining
room
U.S. Court ofVeterans Appeals
forVeterans Claims, 1 p.m.,
Bailey Courtroom


JMBA Meeting, 7 p.m., room 345
22 George Parnham and Prof.
Slobogin on Andrea Yates Case,
noon, room 180
Judicial Law Clerkship Work-
shop, noon, faculty dining room
LCC Meeting, 6:45 p.m., room
359
SALSAVolunteer Opportuni-
ties, noon, room 285A
KnowYour Rights, 7 p.m.,
faculty dining room
23 ILS Breakfast, 11 a.m. faculty
dining room
Lunch with the Dean, noon
faculty dining room
Pre-ClerkingWorkshop, 2 p.m.,
Legal Information Center


One Quick Question, 9:45-
11:15 a.m., courtyard
24 Dunwody Lecture, 11 a.m.
room 180
Florida Bar Young
Lawyers Division Governmen-
talAffairs Symposium, 2 p.m.,
room 180
Haitian Relief Concert, 10 p.m.,
The Bank

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


CALENDAR








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.
E-mail FlaLaw@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


Spring 2006 Class Gift to Create a 'Legacy'


BY LINDSAY DYKSTRA
It's a time-honored tradi-
tion: whenever a class ofUF law
students graduates, they show
their generosity and gratitude for
what those who went before them
made possible through the Class
Gift. Every graduating class strives
to raise more money than the last.
The Fall 2005 class holds the
fundraising record, with a total of
$62,425. The Spring 2006 class
plans to topple that record in a
big way: they've set a $75,000
Class Gift goal. (At press time,
the committee was already more
than one-third of the way toward
the goal.)
It's not just about bragging
rights, Class Gift organizers say.
It's about leaving a legacy that
will help future law students
and ensure the Levin College of
Law continues its climb through
the ranks of the nation's top law
schools.
"The money I am pledging is
just a small nugget of what the
school needs to keep climbing the
ranks," said Kelly Lyon, co-chair
of this year's Class Gift Commit-
tee. "If each of us gives a little, we
can ensure the value of our degree
and make our college a great place


Class Gift Committee member Kelly Lyon registers student donations
on a fundraising "thermometer" at a March 6 get-together for Spring
2006 graduates. The committee is one-third of the way toward its
record $75,000 fundraising goal.


for future law students."
Class Gift organizers have set a
goal of 100 percent participation
in this year's class gift, to represent
the reach for a truly class-wide
gift. Graduating students can
give any amount, no matter how
small, and amounts are payable
over a five-year period.
"I think it is important to
begin giving back right away,
especially considering that many
of us will be financially capable of
doing so within a very short time
after leaving UF law," Lyon said.
"Those who came before you have


supported the law school so you
could have the best legal educa-
tion possible do the same for
those who follow. Increase the
value of your Levin College of
Law degree and the investment
you have already made."
Donors also have the option of
specifying whether their pledges
contribute to the general college
fund or their choice of student
organization.
For more information, go to:
www.law.ufl.edu/students/re-
sources/classgift.shtml or contact
Dayna Duncan at dgaff@ufl.edu.


March
20 LawLawPaloooza, 9 p.m., The
Shamrock
21 Life as a Judicial Law Clerk, 10
a.m., faculty dining room
Life as a State Attorney, noon,
room 345
St. Thomas More Society Meet-
ing, noon, room 284
Hugh F. Williams on Careers
in Foreign Service, noon, room
285D
International Law Registration
Workshop, noon, faculty dining
room
U.S. Court ofVeterans Appeals
forVeterans Claims, 1 p.m.,
Bailey Courtroom


JMBA Meeting, 7 p.m., room 345
22 George Parnham and Prof.
Slobogin on Andrea Yates Case,
noon, room 180
Judicial Law Clerkship Work-
shop, noon, faculty dining room
LCC Meeting, 6:45 p.m., room
359
SALSAVolunteer Opportuni-
ties, noon, room 285A
KnowYour Rights, 7 p.m.,
faculty dining room
23 ILS Breakfast, 11 a.m. faculty
dining room
Lunch with the Dean, noon
faculty dining room
Pre-ClerkingWorkshop, 2 p.m.,
Legal Information Center


One Quick Question, 9:45-
11:15 a.m., courtyard
24 Dunwody Lecture, 11 a.m.
room 180
Florida Bar Young
Lawyers Division Governmen-
talAffairs Symposium, 2 p.m.,
room 180
Haitian Relief Concert, 10 p.m.,
The Bank

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


CALENDAR