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Scholarship and activities
VOL. 10, N AUGUST 28,2006
VOL. 10, NO. 1 AUGUST 28, 2006
I am pleased, on behalf of our faculty
and staff, to welcome first-year students
and returning second- and third-year
students to the Levin College of Law. I
hope your summer was pleasurable and
This may very well be the best of all
possible times to be at the Levin College of
Law. We are now making use of our beau-
tiful and greatly expanded new facilities,
and have another addition-the Martin
Levin Advocacy Center, which will include
a state-of-the-art courtroom-slated for
construction next year.
We also have some exciting additions
and changes to our outstanding faculty
and staff. Incoming Associate Dean for
Students Rachel Inman will join us in
September, allowing Associate Dean for
Students, Professionalism and Community
Relations Gail Sasnett to focus on special
projects and assist with the transition in
the year before her retirement. We will
welcome two new faculty, Yariv Brauner
and Leonard Riskin, plus visiting fac-
ulty members Gregg Polsky and Rodney
Uphoff this year, as well as professional
staff members Samara Sarno and Jim Hel-
legaard. Other changes in our professional
staff include the promotion of Kelley
Frolich to senior director of development
and alumni affairs, and Noemar Castro
to director of admissions. More details on
these appointments are on page 7 and will
follow in future issues of FlaLaw.
As I stated in our 2006-07 Haudbook
and Student Honor System (online at www.
your time at the Levin College of Law
will have a profound effect on the rest
of your life. Your academic experience
here will prepare you to be not only an
effective practitioner of the law but also a
better citizen and a leader in your practice
setting, your community, and the legal
tion, you will
join a large and
Nation"-that Dean Robert Jerry
includes governors, judges, ABA presi-
dents, university presidents and some of
our nation's top legal talent.
One of the other benefits of our large
and comprehensive institution is the
diversity of backgrounds and cultures you
will find in the richly varied makeup of
our faculty, staff and student body. I urge
you to take full advantage of this diversity
through interaction with those whose life
experiences differ from your own; after all,
we have much to learn from each other.
I also remind you that your professional
reputation and legal career begin here, and
it is vital that you act accordingly.
I hope you will seek to exemplify the
traits of the citizen-lawyers who have gone
before you, alumni like Lawton Chiles and
Chesterfield Smith, who committed them-
selves to giving back to society through
public service and pro bono activities.
This newsletter is for you, and I hope
you will speak through it by submitting
your news and suggestions. You also will
find a wealth of information available on
our website at www.law.ufl.edu, ranging
from policies and guidelines to informa-
tion on our faculty, professional staff, pro-
grams, centers and institutes, and more.
Again, this is an exciting time to be part
of the Levin College of Law. I look for-
ward to working with all of you in helping
to make our community an example for
the rest of the university. Welcome back,
and have a great fall.
- Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean;
Levin, Mabie and Levin Professor
Moot Court Members
Win in Semi-Finals
Moot Court members Oshia Gainer
(3L) and Justin McCormack (3L)
(below) advanced to the semi-final
round and earned Third Best Brief
in The Florida
Bar Moot Court
were coached by Paul Sohdi (2L).
The competition's legal issue was
inspired by the recent United States
Supreme Court opinion in Georgia v.
Randolph, 126 U.S. 1515 (2006).
Gainer and Justin are not new to
trial advocacy. They are the only
members of the Moot Court Team
who are also members of Trial Team.
Gainer presented oral arguments
before the Florida Supreme Court
in last fall's Moot Court Final Four
Competition. She also is the only UF
Law student to be a member of Moot
Court, Trial Team, and a law journal
(Florida Journal of International
McCormack competed in the
American Bar Association's Trial
Team Competition, advancing to the
semi-final round, earlier this year.
If you are interested in Moot Court,
the team will hold a try out informa-
tional meeting Tuesday, Aug. 29, 5-7
p.m., 285B Holland Hall. For details,
go online to www.ufmootcourt.org.
Sl I Levin College of Law
SI UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA
The Foundation for The Gator Nation
New Small Firm Project
Did you know that according to the
American Bar Association, 75 percent of
attorneys in private practice are in firms
with 19 or fewer attorneys? At UF Law,
almost 50 percent of the recent gradu-
ates who gained their first post-gradua-
tion position in a law firm, worked in a
To better penetrate this untapped
market, the Center for Career Services
is launching the Small Firm Project and
devoting a portion of Career Counselor
Sam Sarno's time to better developing
this segment. In addition, Assistant
Dean Linda Calvert Hanson co-authored
a book chapter on small firm practice
for a forthcoming ABA Book, and serves
on the Executive Council of the Florida
Bar's General Practice, Solo and Small
Firm Section, so this year promises to be
active for UF Law's Small Firm Project.
It is important to note that small firms
are on a later hiring cycle than larger
firms who may be participating in OCI,
so CCS will offer a series of programs
later in the semester and into next spring
to help you learn why small firm practice
can be so rewarding and how to find
The Tax Attorney Recruiting Event
(T.A.R.E) UF, Boston University School of
Law and Northwestern University School
of Law have formed a consortium to host
the First Annual Tax Attorney Recruit-
ing Event to be held Thursday, Feb. 22,
2007, at St. Gregory's Hotel in Washing-
The Center for Career Services (CCS)
hopes you had a valuable summer experi-
ence that helped you to clarify your career
path while filling in the white spaces on
your resume. For those who clerked, vol-
unteered, studied abroad or were summer
associates, we would like to hear about it.
Please let us know what you did this
summer by completing the "Placement"
form under your Profile in Symplicity.
This information can assist other students
seeking dynamic summer experiences by
helping them make informed decisions
about how best to spend their time and
resources. Also, please let us know when
you have received and/or accepted an
What's New in the CCS?
New Faces: Stop by and meet three
new members of the Career Service's team
of talented individuals-all dedicated to
assisting you on your career path. We are
pleased that Samara (Sam)
Sarno joined the CCS this
summer as assistant direc-
tor. Hailing from Camden,
Maine, Sam received her un-
dergraduate degree in Music
from Stanford University in
California before beginning her ongoing
stint as a trailing spouse with a move to
Iowa for her husband's medical education.
Once there, she earned her J.D. from
the University of Iowa before joining the
law firm of Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor &
Fairgrave P.C. in Des Moines, Iowa. As a
member of the firm's litigation group for
two years, she practiced in a variety of
fields, such as insurance defense, employ-
ment law, and product liability.
Her family relocated to Gainesville
for her husband's residency in otolar-
yngology three years ago, and she was a
stay-at-home mom until her return to the
workforce. Sam will head the Pro Bono/
Public Interest and Small Firm Programs
and CCS programming this fall, and will
be available to meet with and counsel stu-
dents. She looks forward to meeting you.
You can reach her at email@example.com.
Wanda Chapman is now recruiting
coordinator to support the law school's
OCI and job fairs program.
Doris Martin is helping out as our
resource coordinator, and Annemarie
Schuller has returned as a part-time at-
torney-advisor concentrating on LL.M.
We are here to help you with your job
search every step of the way. Wondering
about different practice areas? We have or-
ganized informative panels and programs
to assist you with your career choices and
job search issues. To maximize use of our
services, plan to attend the programs and
workshops listed in the calendar on pages
4 and 5 or check the CCS website.
Home Stretch For Federal
Judicial Clerkship Applications
The official first day that federal
judges can receive clerkship applications
is Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006. Recommenda-
tions were to have been obtained over the
summer for inclusion in your applica-
tion packet or for upload into OSCAR.
Remember, if you are using OSCAR-the
Online System for Clerkship Application
and Review-you will upload all your
documents, your recommenders upload
their letters of recommendations, and
then the designated federal judge will be
able to view your electronically transmit-
ted application packet online at noon
Wednesday, Sept. 6. Have questions?
Attend the Judicial Clerkship Application
program Thursday, Aug. 31, at noon in
the faculty dining room.
Recruiting: OCI, Resume Col-
lects, Job Fairs & Interviews
* Early Interview Week success. More than
60 firms visited campus and interviewed
UF Law students last week.
* "Regular" OCI Phase One begins
* OCI Phase Two Bids close today, Aug.
28, at noon and bids open for Phase
Three tomorrow, Aug. 29. If your Sym-
plicity account is blocked, contact CCS
* Resume Collects: We continue to receive
requests from employers from across the
nation for the collection of resumes from
interested students. These announce-
ments are posted in Symplicity and
sometimes are sent out on the Career
Listserv. Be sure to check the job postings
in Symplicity regularly.
Job Fairs and Events
* Lavender Law Job Fair and Conference,
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington,
D.C., Sept. 7-9
* IMPACT Recruiting Event for Law
Students and Lawyers with Disabilities,
Washington, D.C., Sept. 15
* Equal Justice Works Public Interest
Conference & Career Fair, University of
Maryland, Baltimore, Oct. 19-20
Chester Bedell Inn of Court
Pupils for 2006-07
Congratulations to the following six
students who will represent the Levin Col-
lege of Law at the Chester Bedell Inn of
Court in Jacksonville for 2006-07: Gina
Atienza, Sean Lebowitz, Laura G. Loth-
man, Yekaterina (Kate) Shonina, Paul J.
Sodhi, and Corinne R. Simon.
Applications for the James C. Adkins,
Jr. Inn of Court, Gainesville, are now
available from Professor Diane Tomlinson
in Legal Research & Writing, and the
application deadline is Sept. 15. (Infor-
mation regarding the D.R. Smith Inn of
Court, Ocala, will be announced shortly.)
The esteemed American Inns of Court is
a legal mentoring organization that teams
law students (pupils) with new lawyers
(associates), seasoned practitioners (bar-
risters), and judges and senior trial lawyers
(Masters of the Bench). The purpose of
the Inns is to further the traditions of
learning by example and through discus-
Fall is a hectic time in career services and criti-
cal career deadlines pass quickly. Don't miss
out on potential experiences by being out of the
Career Services loop. To stay connected:
Subscribe to the the Career Listserve. For
all late-breaking news on deadlines, program
announcements, some job listings and more,
sign up on our email distribution list-the
Career Hotline. Simply send a blank email
to career hotline firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive a confirmation email that
will require you to respond within 24 hours.
Remember, it is critical that you subscribe
using your non-forwarded, UF account.
Career services articles, events and impor-
tant deadlines are in this section in Flalaw
Stop by One Quick Question (1QQ) each
Wednesday from 9:45-11:15 a.m. Look for
sion and social interaction to develop a
deeper sense of professionalism and higher
level of excellence, and to further the
practice of law with dignity and integrity
among judges, senior barristers and law
Blogs, MySpace, Facebook
Private law firms that responded to
a recent National Association of Legal
Professionals (NALP) poll indicate that
Googling candidates has become a com-
mon practice: 85 percent of respondents
indicated that they have used search
engines, MySpace, Facebook, etc., to find
information about candidates for legal
employment, and 59 percent report the
practice as standard procedure. Clearly
there are times when a law student's blog
or personal journal can have far reaching,
unanticipated results as techno-savvy legal
employers search a prospective candidate's
name and double click into the applicant's
Legal employers place a great premium
upon professionalism, and word travels
fast in the "fishbowl" legal community,
even when episodes of unprofessional
conduct are minor. Take the time now to
Google yourself (just as potential employ-
ers do). If your search leads to a blog or
our 1QQ table set up in the courtyard if you
have a quick question about resumes, upcom-
ing programs, interviews or your job search.
* Check the Event Calendar in Symplicity, as
well as program links on the CCS website.
* Peruse the CCS website, complete with
downloadable forms, handouts and informa-
tion (www.law.ufl.edu/career). The CCS
website is the quickest way to locate infor-
mation about our programs and resources
and, it is conveniently available to you 24/7
* Attend CCS programs.
YOU are OUR top priority. We are here for ALL
UF Law students. For individual, one-on-one
counseling, schedule an appointment with
one of our knowledgeable professional career
website containing unprofessional text or
pictures, consider removing the informa-
tion now. Unprofessional behavior can
prevent you from clearing more stringent
employer background checks, even if you
clear the state bar character and fitness
check. Consider this: Would you want ev-
erything contained in your blog attached
as an addendum to your resume? If not,
you may wish to re-think what you have
disseminated about yourself on the truly
"world wide" web.
Join Career Services Student
The Career Services Student Advisory
Committee, comprised of individual
students and representatives from student
organizations, will meet monthly to share
ideas about ways the Center for Career
Services can best assist students in meeting
their career goals. The committee also will
explore ways for Career Services to partner
with individual student organizations to
provide complementary programming and
guest speakers and combine resources to
provide greater benefits to all. If you are
interested in serving on this committee,
email your resume along with a one to two
paragraph expression of your interest by
Sept. 8 to email@example.com.
Tuesday AUGUST 29
* Moot Court Try out Information meeting,
5-7 p.m., 285B HOL
Monday SEPTEMBER 4
SThe law school will be closed Monday, Sept 4,
as the nation observes Labor Day. Classes are
Tuesday SEPTEMBER 5
* Federal Career Opportunities, noon, faculty
dining room (FDR), with Professor Mike
Wednesday AUGUST 30
* One Quick Question, 9:45-11:15 a.m.,
Schott Courtyard. Ask about externships,
mock interviews, resumes and cover letters,
career development and more.
* International Commercial Arbitration Moot
Team (ICAM) informational meeting, 6:30
p.m., 359 HOL. ICAM competes against
schools worldwide by preparing claimant and
respondent memoranda for breach of contract
arbitration. The oral competition is in Vi-
enna, Austria, in April 2007. For information:
David Lane, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday SEPTEMBER 6
* Mandatory meeting for ELUL certifi-
cate students, noon-1 p.m., 360 HOL.
Current certificate program participants
who cannot attend should email Program
Director Professor Alyson Flournoy at
* ELULP Informational Meeting, noon-1
p.m., 360 HOL
Tuesday SEPTEMBER 12
* Spring 2007 Externship Information Meet-
ing, noon, room 355C (repeated at 5 p.m.
Thursday AUGUST 31
* The Judicial Clerkship Application Process,
noon, FDR. Career Services Assistant Dean
Linda Calvert Hanson will discuss OSCAR
and submitting your applications.
* Law School Republicans with Representa-
tive Hasner, 7-8 p.m., 285B
Thursday SEPTEMBER 7
* Interviewing & the Student Perspective,
noon, FDR, with law students sharing their
interviewing perspectives and experiences.
Thursday SEPTEMBER 14
* Out-of-State Job Searching, noon, FDR
* Spring 2007 Externship Information
Meeting, 5 p.m., 355C
Friday SEPTEMBER 1
* Class rolls fixed; fee liability attaches for
Friday SEPTEMBER 8
* Practicing Law in a Major Metropolis, 2
p.m., FDR, with an attorney from LeBoeuf
Lamb's New York office and one from the
* Evening potluck reception for all Envi-
ronmental & Land Use Law students and
faculty. Details to follow.
* Fees due (1:30 p.m. at law school, 3:30 p.m.
at University financial Services)
More information on up-
coming events is available
through the Levin College
of Law's online calendars at:
www. law. ufl. edu/calendars
Sat./Sun. SEPTEMBER 2/3
* Saturday, Home football game,
Gators vs. Southern Miss.
Sat./Sun. SEPTEMBER 9/10
* Saturday, Home football game,
Gators vs. Central Florida
Sat./Sun. SEPTEMBER 16/17
* Saturday, Away football game,
Gators vs. Tennessee
News & Events
Law Library Basics
We have a beautiful new building with
new furniture and carpets, all of which,
unfortunately, are very expensive to
clean and replace. Food and drink also
has the potential to harm materials and
computers, so we ask that you comply
with the following rules:
* All liquids must be in spill-proof contain-
ers, and COFFEE MUST NOT BE IN PA-
PER/PLASTIC CUPS (i.e., like the ones
they sell at Starbucks or Wilbert's).
These containers can literally fall apart
in your hands, and have a very high spill
percentage. Please put your coffee in a
travel mug with a lid (like the ones from
LexisNexis or Westlaw).
* No food. At all. Ever.
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
The Legal Information Center will be
closed on home football game Saturdays.
Due to traffic and parking problems
(parking in our lots is restricted to ticket
holders those days), it is very difficult for
staff and students to get to the library.
Affected Saturdays are Sept. 2, 9, 23
and 30; Oct. 7; and Nov. 11 and 18.
For more about the Legal Information
Center (library), check out our website
at www.law.ufl.edu/lic/ (or go to the
law school main page and click the "Law
Library" link at bottom left). The site was
updated over the summer, and there is
a lot of information there. We welcome
your feedback and and suggestions.
Join Class Gift Committee
Committee members are needed for
the Fall 2006 Class Gift campaign. If you
are interested, call Andrea Shirey in the
Office of Development & Alumni Affairs
at 273-0640 or email email@example.com.
Environmental & Land Use Law
* All students currently enrolled in the Environ-
mental & Land Use Law Certificate Program
must attend a mandatory meeting noon-1
p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, in 360 Holland. If
you are enrolled in the certificate program
but will not be able to attend, email Professor
Alyson Flournoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The Environmental and Land Use Law
Program offers many opportunities for you to
become involved and learn about these impor-
tant areas of law. There will be an informa-
tional meeting noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.
6, in 360 Holland Hall. The meeting, which is
mandatory for enrolled certificate students,
will cover critical information about the ELUL
program, including the Conservation Clinic,
summer externships, Summer Study Abroad
in Costa Rica, and detailed information about
the curriculum. Students also will be able to
meet and talk with ELULP faculty.
Apply by Sept. 8 for Environ-
mental Moot Court Tryouts
Interested in environmental law? Want
to hone your brief-writing and appel-
late advocacy skills? Third-, fourth- and
fifth-semester students can try out for
a position on the Environmental Moot
Court team that will represent UF at the
National Environmental Moot Court
Competition in February 2007 in White
Plains, New York. In addition, a third-
semester student will be selected for a
The student coach will travel to the 2007
competition to support the team and par-
ticipate in the 2008 competition as a full
team member. Last year's team competed
in a field of 75 teams and reached the
semi-finals of this national competition.
The application process includes a writ-
ten submission (resume and argument
section of your brief from Appellate
Advocacy) and an oral argument tryout.
Submit written submissions by 4 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 8, in 319 Holland Hall.
Oral argument tryouts will be held Sept.
11 from 3-5 p.m., and Sept. 12 from
11 a.m.-1 p.m., in 285A Holland. For
details, email Lena Hinson at elulp@law.
MLSA Named Most Improved
Congratulations to the Military Law
Students Association (MLSA) on being
named the law school's Most Improved
Organization of the Year for 2005-06.
MLSA's notable accomplishments
included creating and facilitating the
Veterans Outreach Clinic, co-sponsor-
ing the Blue Angels' appearance at the
Gainesville Airshow, sending care pack-
ages to deployed law students, honoring
the contributions of African-American
service members with a Black History
Month display, sponsoring a weekly run-
ning group, offering free American flag
pins in celebration of Veterans Day, and
sponsoring a law school-wide ice cream
social. The organization was led by Presi-
dent Alex Hadjilogiou, Vice President
Mark Moon, Treasurer Travis Vaughan,
and Secretary Rebecca McFadyen.
* Rachel Inman will
become associate dean for
students in September, al-
lowing Associate Dean for
and Community Relations
Gail Sasnett to focus on Inman
special projects and assist
with the transition in the
year before her retirement.
* Professor Christine
Klein has been named
associate dean for faculty Klein
Former Peruvian Ombudsman Receives
Jon Mills Award at UF Conference
Former Peruvian Ombudsman Jorge Santistevan de Noriega received Levin College of
the Jon Mills Award at UF Law's Center for Governmental Responsi- Law in January
ability's Conference on Legal & Policy Issues in Lima, Peru, May 25-26. 2006, Santisteva
Santistevan was the first-ever national ombudsman in Peru, protecting gave a public
citizens against abuse by public officials and serving as an independent lecture on human
watchdog, with the jurisdiction to challenge the president, courts, and rights and civil
police. As vice president of the International Ombudsman Institute (101) society for which
and through his involvement in the Federation of Ombudsmen (FIO), he he was awarded
paved the way for other emerging democracies, many of which have Best Speaker of
since created an ombudsman position. 2005-2006 by thi
Santistevan received the award for significant contributions to rela- organization of st
tions between Florida and the Americas. As a visiting professor at the worldwide. Santis
"Jorge Santistevan is a central The annual confe
and members of t
figure in the develop ent of rule of law and ju
the rule of law in Peru and the Toledo and U.S.
need to reform th
Am ericas." the CGR website
Past award recipi
- Jon Mills, CGR Director, Dean governor of Florid
Emeritus, and A ward Namesake attorney Raul Val
Roberto Pereira d
Former Peruvian Ombudsman Jorge Santistevan de
Noriega (center), with UF International Center Dean
Dennis Jett (left), and CGR Director Jon Mills.
Photo courtesy of OmarAguilar IDL Lima.
e International Law Students Association, a non-profit
udents and young lawyers with over 150 chapters
;tevan began forging close ties with UF during his
ipation in previous years, and was instrumental in this
-ence brings together attorneys, judges, policy makers
he business and academic community to discuss the
stice reform throughout the Americas. This year,
ipants-which included Peruvian President Alejandro
ambassador to Peru J. Curtis Struble-focused on the
e Peruvian justice system. (Details are available on
ents include Kenneth H. "Buddy" MacKay, Jr., former
a and special White House envoy to the Americas;
President of the Mexican Bar Association; Miami
des-Fauli; and Brazilian environmental attorney Paolo
development, where she will pro
leadership and support in
efforts aimed at enhanc-
ing faculty scholarly
productivity and impact,
and work with mentoring
committees for untenured
faculty members. Former
Associate Dean Lyrissa
Lidsky will continue to
work with untenured
* Associate Professor
Lee-Ford Tritt has been
appointed director of the
Center for Elder Law
Planning and the Estates
and Trusts Practice Certifi-
* Recent faculty promotions
include the appointment
vide of Christopher Peterson
to associate professor, and
Joe Jackson and Jennifer
Zedalis to senior lecturers.
Yariv Brauner and Leon-
ard Riskin have joined the
UF Law faculty.
Tritt Visiting faculty this year
include Rodney Uphoff
and Gregg Polsky.
Kelley Frolich has been
promoted to senior direc-
tor of development and
Peterson alumni affairs.
Noemar Castro has been
promoted to director of
Jim Hellegaard has joined
Jackson Office as FlaLaw editor/senior wri
A UF graduate, he was
UF Law's media relations
and has been director of
communications for New
Zedalis York Law School and a
Gainesville Sun staff writer
i and correspondent.
Samara (Sam) Sarno has
joined the Center for Ca-
reer Services as assistant
director. (See page 2.)
Whitney Nobles, a Ph.D.
student at UF with a Mas-
ter's Degree in Counseling
from Boston College, will
serve UF Law students as
Riskin Details will follow in
future issues ofFlaLaw.
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College of Law
* Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean
* George L. Dawson,
Associate Dean for
* Stuart R. Cohn,
Associate Dean for
* Michael K. Friel, Associate Dean &
Director, Graduate Tax Program
* Rachel E. Inman,
Associate Dean for Students
* Christine Klein,
Associate Dean for
* M. Kathleen "Kathie" Price, Associate
Dean for Library and Technology
* Gail E. Sasnett,
Associate Dean for Students, Profes-
sionalism and Community Relations
* Adrian Jones,
Assistant Dean for Diversity
and Community Relations
* Linda Calvert Hanson,
Assistant Dean for Career Services
* J. Michael Patrick,
Assistant Dean for Admissions
* Debra D. Amirin,
Director of Communications
* Kelley Frolich,
Senior Director of Development
and Alumni Affairs
& Activ ies
Stuart R. Cohn
Professor, Gerald A. Sohn Scholar, Associate
Dean for International Studies
* Gave presentations in May in Warsaw, Poland,
at Baker & McKenzie and White & Case on legal
issues and decisions in the Delaware derivative
action regarding compensation payments to de-
parted Michael Ovitz; in June to the Montpellier,
France, Legal Society on federal-state tension
resulting from the constitutional authority to
states to determine corporate law; and morning
and afternoon sessions in June to the Inter-
national Business Law Section of the Master
Professionnel Driot du Commerce International
Program at Montpellier University.
* Directed a five-day workshop in July in Swa-
ziland on Pension Reform and Capital Market
Development sponsored by the U.N. Institute for
Training and Research, which was attended by
central bank and government representatives
from 10-12 African countries.
Gerald A. Sohn Scholar, Professor
* Made presentations over the summer to the
Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association, Or-
lando Bankruptcy Bar Association, and Southern
District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association
on Developments in Business and Individual
Bankruptcy Law Since Enactment of the 2005
Amendments to the Bankruptcy Code.
Mark A. Fenster
* Published "The Opacity of Transparency" in the
Iowa Law Review.
* Presented "Regulating Land Use in a Consti-
tutional Shadow: The Institutional Contexts of
Exactions" at the Law & Society Association
Annual Meeting in Baltimore in July; and "The
'Naked' Brand: Transparency and the Branded
IPO" at the Harvard Negotiation Law Review
Symposium: The MasterCard IPO: Protecting
the Priceless Brand, in Cambridge in April.
Michael W. Gordon
John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Professor
* Published the nineth edition of his casebook,
International Business Transactions, in July
* Created and moderated panels on Fundamen-
tals of International Business for the Bankruptcy
ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting
in New York City.
* Gave presentations at the Joint International
Conference of the Defense Research Institute,
International Association of Defense Counsel,
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, and
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
in Miami on Civil Litigation with Civil Law Na-
tions-Pitfalls with Jurisdiction, Service of Pro-
cess, Discovery, Forum Non Conveniens, Proof
of Foreign Law, and Enforcement of Judgments.
He participated in a panel discussion of the
NAFTA Side Agreement on Environmental Law
and gave four days of lectures on international
civil litigation at the Francisco Marroquin Law
Faculty in Guatemala.
Darin A. Jones
UF Law Student
* Published "The Nonstatutory Exemption Sacks
the Antitrust Act: Clarett Affirmed" in the Texas
Entertainment and Sports Law Journal.
* Joining the Faculty of Law at the University of
Melbourne, Australia, in January 2007.
Professor, Director of the Center for the Study
of Race and Race Relations
* Published a chapter, "While Visions of Deviance
Danced in Their Heads," in After the Storm:
Black Intellectuals Explore the Meaning of Hur-
ricane Katrina, ed. Prof. Troutt (New Press).
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair, Professor
* Published Proving the Unprovable: The Role of
Law, Science and Speculation in Adjudicating
Culpability and Dangerousness (Oxford Univer-
sity Press); "The Story of Rule 410 and United
States v. Mezzanatto: Using Plea Statements
at Trial" in Evidence Stories, edited by Lempert
(Foundation Press); "Reconceptualizing Due
Process in Juvenile Justice: Contributions from
Law and Social Science," 57 Hastings Law Jour-
nal 955 (May 2006), with co-authors Fondacaro
and Cross; and "Legal and Ethical Issues in
Accessing and Utilizing Third-Party Information,"
in Forensic Psychology: Emerging Topics and
Expanding Roles (Wiley Press, 2006) (with Otto
* Helped draft and shepherd through a resolution
calling for prohibition of the execution of people
with serious mental disability. It unanimously
passed the ABA House of Delegates.
Michael Allan Wolf
Nelson Chair in Local Government Law, Professor
* Published "Supreme Guidance for Wet Growth:
Lessons from the High Court on the Powers and
Responsibilities of Local Governments," 9 Chap-
man L. Rev 233 (2006), based on a symposium
presentation at Chapman in January.
Editor's Note: We will publish more scholarship
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