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Table of Contents
    Constitution Day focuses on judicial independence
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
    Career spotlight
        Page 3
    Calendar of events
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Briefs: news and events
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 8
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VOL. 10, NO. 3 September 11,2006
VOL. 10, NO. 3 September 11, 2006

Constitution Day Focuses

on Judicial Independence

Constitution Day will be celebrated at
the Levin College of Law Friday, Sept. 15,
with a program examining the need for
judicial independence.
program, to
be held in
the Chester-
field Smith
is open to the public and will begin at
noon with a 32-minute video featuring a
recent discussion with Justices O'Connor
(retired), Kennedy, and Breyer, who share
their thoughts on the need for an indepen
dent judiciary. A panel discussion on the

The Levin College of Law is among
the top law schools in the country for
Hispanic students, according to the Sep-
tember issue of Hispanic Business (www.
hispanicbusiness.com). UF Law placed
seventh in the magazine's annual rankings,
maintaining its position
in the top tier.

The magazine cited
the recent expansion and
renovation of the law
school's library and class-
room facilities in helping
to cement its top-tier
"Among the school's
many offerings are a
joint J.D./M.A. and an
annual conference on
legal and policy issues



"The Doctrine of Judicial Review and Its
Influence Upon Constitutional Law in the
United States" will follow.
Panelists include The Honorable
Stephan Mickle, District Judge, U.S. Dis-
trict Court Northern District of Florida;
The Honorable Frederick D. Smith, Chief
Judge, Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida;
and Fletcher N. Baldwin, Jr., Chesterfield
Smith Professor and Director, Center for
International Financial Crime Studies.
Sharon E. Rush, Irving Cypen Profes-
sor and Associate Director, Center on
Children & the Law, will moderate the
discussion, which will be followed by a
question-and-answer session.

in the Americas," the magazine reported.
"Students can take advantage of numer-
ous social activities-including October
Hispanic Awareness Month, SangriaFest,
Pig Roast and Race Judicata-through
the active Spanish American Law Students
Association (SALSA), which
provides support, resources,
and opportunities to Hispanic
UF Law students.
W E5S "I definitely think there's a
strong Hispanic presence on
this campus," said UF Law
student Mildred Gomez,
secretary of SALSA. "It's a
good thing that there is a
highly-ranked law school that
Hispanic students can attend
and a school that provides
such a diverse background."

Justice Ginsburg at
UF Law Sept. 21-22
U.S. Supreme Court Associate
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
along with a host of other
dignitaries, will be on the law
school campus Sept. 21-22 as the
Levin College of Law celebrates
the dedication of the Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial Classroom.
Admission to the Sept. 21 dedica-
tion is by invitation only. The
event will be broadcast live on
the Internet, and a link will be
available on the UF Law home
page, www.law.ufl.edu.
Hundreds of law faculty, staff,
and students will have the
chance to see Justice Ginsburg in
person on Friday, Sept. 22, when
she delivers a 9 a.m. lecture in
the Marcia Schott Courtyard.
Student tickets will be available
through the Office of Student
Affairs, and faculty and staff can
obtain tickets through the Dean's
Office. Everyone is reminded to
have their Gatorl ID cards, which
will be needed for admission to
the law school campus Thursday
and Friday. Morning classes will
be canceled on Sept. 22, and the
library will be closed until noon.
Backpacks may be searched for
security reasons.

S I |Levin College of Law
The Foundation for The Gator Nation

UF Among Top Law Schools

in the Country for Hispanics



Career Services Programs
See the calendar on pages 4-5 for
upcoming Career Services Programs.

Upcoming Deadlines
September 15, 2006
Government Accountability
Office, Summer Associate Pro-
gram, paid positions for 2Ls
Miami-Dade County Attorney's
Office, Paid Summer Law Clerk
Program for 2Ls
September 18, 2006
Department of Justice, Attorney
General's Honors Programs for
3Ls & LLM & Paid Summer
Law Intern Program 2Ls & 3Ls
Application available at www.
September 19, 2006
Equal Justice Works Fellowship
-Paid public interest programs
to provide direct legal services
to the poor or disadvantaged
and/or for policy work. (Details
at www.equaljusticeworks.org).
September 29 -October 1, 2006
Foley & Lardner Minority
Scholarship Program
Central Intelligence Agency,
Paid Summer Legal Clerkship
Program for 2Ls
Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of the General
Counsel Paid Summer Honors
Program for 2Ls
Nuclear Regulatory Commis-
sion Paid 2-Year Clerkship for
3L- Atomic Safety & Licensing
Board Panel
Federal Trade Commission,
Antitrust Scholars Summer
Program, Paid for 2Ls
For information refer to the Govern-
ment Honors and Internship Hand-
book, www.law.arizona.edu/career/
honorshandbook.cfm or in hard
copy in the CCS office.

State Court Judicial Hiring
A state court clerkship is a prestigious,
paid position for a law graduate, who is
employed by a judge to assist with research,
writing, and review of opinions and orders,
usually for a one- or two-year period.
At times, the judicial clerk first will have
completed a judicial externship for the
particular judge, who then hires the law
student for the law clerk position upon
graduation. A judicial clerkship is a great
way to begin your legal career.
In Florida, each supreme court justice
employs two elbow clerks. Most often the
two clerks serve staggered two-year terms.
Florida's courts of appeal are divided into
five districts with one court in each district,
and each district has about a dozen judges.
State trial courts, the circuit courts, and the
county courts, also employ judicial clerks.
State supreme court justices and state
appellate court judges typically select their
clerks one year in advance. Applications
are now being accepted for coveted two-
year positions as a judicial law clerk/staff
attorney for two Florida Supreme Court
Justices, Chief Justice R. Fred Lewis, and
Justice Raoul G. Cantero III, beginning
August 2007. The primary selection criteria
for this opening is class rank; law review or
comparable; writing and research experi-
ence. To apply, submit a cover letter with
a statement of interest, a resume that in-
cludes your GPA and class rank, a writing
sample, a list of references, and both law
school and undergraduate transcripts.
For full details, go to UF Law's job bank
in Symplicity or to the Florida Supreme
Court website at www.floridasuprem-
For information about other states'
courts, check out the Vermont Law School,
2007 Guide to State Judicial Clerkship
Procedures at vermontlaw.edu/career. This
130-page directory is available in PDF for
download after you contact the CCS for
the password.

Pro Bono Focus
The mission of the Eighth Judicial

Circuit's Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Pro-
gram is to advocate for the best interests of
children who are alleged to be abused, ne-
glected or abandoned and who are involved
in court proceedings. The Guardian ad
Litem Program is a volunteer-based, state
program in which volunteers, supervised
by GAL staff, represent abused and aban-
doned children in court, investigate and
monitor the child's situation, and make a
report with recommendations to the court
as to the best interests of the children.
Approximately 30 hours of training is
required before you can become a GAL.
The first orientation this fall begins on
Sept. 11, and the second will be near the
end of October. This program is in great
need of student volunteers. To become in-
volved, contact Roxanna Garcia by calling
her at (352) 359-2885, or mailing her at

Register for the Largest Public
Interest Law Conference:
Equal Justice Works
If you are interested in public interest/
service work for either the summer or post
graduation, register online to attend the
Equal Justice Works Conference and Ca-
reer Fair. This year's conference will be held
Oct. 19-20, 2006, at the Inn and Confer-
ence Center at the University of Maryland
University College in East Adelphi, MD.
More than 1,200 like-minded students
travel to this conference each year as it is
the largest public interest conference in the
country. To register, log on to www.equal-
justiceworks.org and choose the "Student
Registration Open Now" link.

Applications Available for Foley
Minority Award Program
Foley & Lardner created this minority
scholarship in 1998 in an effort to raise
awareness of diversity related issues in the
legal profession. Through this scholarship
program, Foley awards $5,000 to a first-
year minority law student at eight selected
law schools. The scholarship is to be ap-
plied to tuition, books, fees, and other

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expenses incidental to law school atten-
dance. Consideration is given to students
with significant involvement in community
activities, undergraduate records, and inter-
est in and/or ties to a city in which Foley &
Lardner practices. Financial need is NOT a
consideration. Applications are available in
Career Services. Deadline is Sept. 29.

Save the Date: Third Annual
Minority Mentor Picnic,
Saturday, Oct. 21
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to
attend the Third Annual Minority Men-
tor Picnic being held at Amelia Earhart
Park (Corporate Pavilion) in Hialeah on
Saturday, Oct. 21, beginning at noon. Last
year's picnic included almost 1,000 lawyers,
judges, and students from all over the state.
This year there will be even more lawyers,
including the president of the Florida Bar,
Hank Coxe, as well as lots ofUF graduates.
Sponsors include many individual law firms
and organizations such as the National Bar
Association, the Cuban American Bar As-
sociation, the Black Women Lawyers Asso-
ciation, the Dade County Trial Lawyers, the
Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, and
the Association of Corporate Counsel. To
register, contact UF Law's school represen-
tative, Jessie Howell Wallace, at howellje@

Updates on OCI
Be sure that you have the correct class
year and graduation date listed in Symplic-
ity as the employers you can view are gener-
ated based on this information. Additional-
ly, make sure that your telephone numbers
AND email address are correct in your
profile. Last week we attempted to contact
several students whose information had not
been updated. As noted in the Policy &
Procedure form, keeping this information
updated is the students' responsibility.
Bidding and interview sign up dates are
listed on the Career Services website as well
as on the home page of your Symplicity
account. Bidding cannot be extended be-
yond the bidding dates. Bidding runs from

Where we work and what we do for a living
is an expression of who we are, says Hayley
Gorenberg, deputy legal director of Lambda
Legal, the largest and oldest national legal
organization committed to achieving full
recognition of the civil rights of lesbians,
gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and
those with HIV.
"How early on in our lives were we asked,
'What do you want to be when you grow
up?'" Gorenberg asked an audience at the
Levin College of Law, Friday, Sept. 1, in a
program co-sponsored by Career Services
and OUTLAW. "Everybody wants their
dream job and nobody wants it taken away
from them based on discrimination, barriers
to access, and a lack of fairness in the
workplace. And that's the reason that at
Lambda Legal we have made this a core
mission priority area."
A native of Gainesville, Gorenberg served as
lead counsel in Lambda Legal's high-impact
legal action against Cirque du Soleil on
behalf of performer Matthew Cusick, who
was fired because he has HIV. The case
resulted in the largest award ever for an
HIV-discrimination complaint settled with
the United States Equal Employment Op-
portunity Commission.
In addition to workplace issues, Lambda
Legal also focuses its efforts on relationship
recognition, parenting rights, transgender

Tuesday to noon the following Monday for
each phase. If you miss bidding, you may
contact the employer AFTER they have
interviewed here on campus.
No Contact Rule: this rule was put in
place at the request of the employers, many
who complained that students were directly
contacting them requesting interviews dur-
ing the OCI recruiting season or sending
supplemental information that the student
thought the employer would want to know.

rights, foster care, youth and schools, and
HIV-related civil rights cases, Gorenberg
"I am convinced in doing this work, and I
have devoted my career to it, that the issue
of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgendered people, and people with
HIV is the civil rights issue of this age. I
think that young people, including my seven-
and five-year-old, when they get older and
start asking more of these questions, they
will wonder sometime in the future what
the big deal was and why there was such
a problem recognizing equal rights in this

This is not permissible until AFTER the
employer leaves campus. If a firm concludes
their interviews here on Tuesday, you may
contact them first thing on Wednesday. Ad-
ditionally, the rule is in effect for all offices
of the recruiting firm, and for all classes
of students. The rule is not intended to
punish students, nor is it arbitrary. It is to
facilitate and streamline the OCI recruiting

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Hayley Gorenberg, Deputy Legal

Director, Lambda Legal in New York

* Mentoring Project Orientation Meeting,
5:30 p.m., HOL 345
* Environmental Law Meeting, 3 p.m., HOL
* Journal of Law & Public Policy Writing
Competition Informational Meeting, third
and fourth semester students are eligible to
compete, 6 p.m., HOL 283

* Career Showcase, Day One (Non-Techni-
cal). Features employers who are hiring for
positions in accounting, banking, consulting,
human resources, management, retail, sales,
etc., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., O'Connell Center

* Trial Team Educational Seminar, 7 p.m.,
HOL 283


of Events

Tuesday SEPTEMBER 12 Wednesday SEPTEMBER 13

* Spring 2007 Externship Information Meet-
ing, noon, room 355C
* FJIL Informational Meeting, 6:30 p.m.,
HOL 285B
* ACCENT presents "An Evening with Rev. Al
Sharpton," 8 p.m., O'Connell Center
* Environmental Law Meeting, 11 a.m., HOL
* Pizza with the Dean, noon, HOL 345

* Honor Committee Meeting, 5 p.m., HOL
* Cariblaw Meeting, noon, HOL 359
* Student Organization Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,
Schott Courtyard
* Journal of Technology Law and Policy
general board meeting, 6 p.m., HOL 359

Tuesday SEPTEMBER 19 Wednesday SEPTEMBER 20

* Career Showcase, Day Two (Technical). Hosts
employers seeking candidates for technical
positions in computer science, construction,
information systems, scientific research, etc., 9
a.m.-3 p.m., O'Connell Center

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* Lino Graglia, A. Dalton Cross Professor at
the University of Texas at Austin School of
Law, will address the Federalist Society on
affirmative action, 2 p.m., HOL 345
* SALSA Meeting with speaker Mayda Prego,
president of Region 7 of the Hispanic Na-
tional Bar Association, noon, HOL 345
* Lexis Training, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
* Tax LLM Lexis Training, 11 a.m. 2 p.m.

Tuesday SEPTEMBER 26 Wednesday SEPTEMBER 27

* Career Services Programs, Beyond OCI:
Exploring ALL Your Options, noon, Bailey

* Breakfast with the Dean, 8 a.m., FDR
* American Constitution Society Meeting,
noon, HOL 345

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Thursday SEPTEMBER 14
* Career Services Program on How To Con-
duct Out-of-State Job Search, noon, FDR
* Spring 2007 Externship Information
Meeting, 5 p.m., HOL 355C
* International Law Society luncheon, noon,
HOL 345
* FJIL Informational Meeting, 6:30 p.m.,
HOL 285B

Thursday SEPTEMBER 21
* Dedication of the Chesterfield Smith
Memorial Classroom, with U.S. Supreme
Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader
Ginsburg (closed event, to be available online
as a live broadcast)
* LAC Executive Committee, 9 a.m., FDR
* Moot Court- Oral Argument Seminar, 6
p.m., HOL 359

Thursday SEPTEMBER 28
* Career Services Program, The Employer's
Perspective of OCI & Callback Interviews,
with Kaye Daugherty of Rumberger, Kirk
& Cadwell, P.A. of Orlando, noon, FDR
* Moot Court Tryouts, 5-10 p.m., HOL 359

* Constitution Day Program, noon-1:30 p.m.,
Chesterfield Smith Memorial Classroom
* UFPA presents Miami City Ballet, 7:30 p.m.,
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

* U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth
Bader Ginsburg lecture, 9 a.m., Schott
* Career Services Program Panel of Alumni
Practitioners, 1 p.m., FDR


* Moot Court Tryouts, 5-10 p.m., HOL 359
* Gator Soccer vs. Georgia, 7 p.m., James G.
Pressly Stadium

Sat./Sun. SEPTEMBER 16/17
* Saturday, Away football game,
Gators vs. Tennessee, 8 p.m.
* Sunday, UFPA presents Ahn Trio,
4 p.m., University Auditorium

Sat./Sun SEPTEMBER 23/24
* Saturday, Home football game,
Gators vs. Kentucky (time TBA)
* Sunday, Gator Volleyball vs. Alabama,
1:30 p.m., O'Connell Center

Sat./Sun SEPT. 30/OCT. 1
* Saturday, Home football game,
Gators vs. Alabama (time TBA)
* Saturday, BLSA Interview Workshop, 10
a.m., BG 136
* Sunday, Moot Court Tryouts, 11: 30
a.m. to 8 p.m., BG 136
* Fall Residency Reclassifications

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News & Events

Think Globally About
Your Legal Education
Top U.S. and international legal
employers look for individuals with an
understanding of today's complex global
legal environment. Today's law graduate
must be familiar with international legal
doctrines, adept at dealing with different
legal systems and comfortable working
with multicultural environments.
International experience can be the main
factor that might help you win a job
over a similarly qualified candidate. Your
experience living and studying abroad
can provide you with far more than
pictures from cathedrals. You will return
to the states with a wealth of employ-
able skills. Although there are many
summer law programs abroad, there are
few semester-long experiences available
to law students. To better prepare our
students for the international market, the
University of Florida College of Law of-
fers to all its students the opportunity to
expand their legal education with seven
exchange programs.
UF students can choose from five differ-
ent locations, like Leiden University in
the Netherlands, Warsaw University in
Poland, Monash University in Australia,
University of Montpellier in France, and
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat in
Germany, to heighten their legal educa-
All UF Exchange Programs are ABA
approved and exclusive for UF Law
students. Participants must be fluent in
the language of instruction in some of
the programs. Opportunities to also take
language courses to acquire proficiency
are available via the host institutions.
Students can transfer up to 14 credit
hours and pay UF tuition. Applications are
available at the Office of Student Affairs.
The application deadline for Spring 2007
is September 15.

Apply for Student Honor Court
The Student Honor Court is unique in
that it provides law students an oppor-
tunity to get experience with real clients.
Also, the court is a key part ofUF's stu-
dent government, one of the most active
student governments in the United States.
Law students are eligible for attorney
general staff and chief defense counsel
staff positions. Applications are available
at www.sg.ufl.edu and are due on Sept. 12
by 5p.m.

Moot Court Team Reaches
Semi-Finals in Orlando
Congratulations to Moot Court for its
recent performance at the Annual Florida
Worker's Compensation Competition
held in Orlando with schools from all over
the state. Joshua Webb and Steve Burres
advanced to the semi-final round and
were mere points from breaking to finals.
Additionally, Burres was awarded Best
Individual Oral Advocate-Runner Up for
the entire competition.
For more information on the Moot
Court Team, visit www.ufmootcourt.org.

Sign up for Senior Photos
It is time for senior photos for the Fall
2006 graduating class.
The University of Florida College of
Law has contracted with Picture Perfect
Studios (3256 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville
FL 32608; 376-4555), located between
Cici's Pizza and McAlister's Deli in the
Butler Plaza on Archer Road.
Sign Up Times:
*Sept. 12-15, 4-7 p.m.
Sept. 16, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sign up by visiting www.pictureperfect-
digitalstudio.com. The fee is $10. Each
student will receive an authentic 8x10
class composite. Packages and prices are
available on the website. Go to the Schools
page and click on the link for UF Law

Register Student Organizations
Once again, it's that time of year to reg-
ister student organizations. On Thursday,
Aug. 14, registration will open for current
presidents to re-register their organiza-
tions. Registration forms can be down-
loaded at www.union.ufl.edu/involve-
ment/studentOrgs/resources/ or can be
picked up in the Office of Student Affairs.
Please note: In order to access your
organization's funds, you will need to
register the organization. Also, the Student
Organization Fair will be held Wednesday,
Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the law
school. Set-up will be on a first come, first
serve basis, so you don't have to reserve a

Join UF Law Recruitment Team
The Office of Admissions is seeking
students, regardless of year, to help bring
the nation's top undergraduates to the
Levin College of Law. Students have until
Friday, Sept. 15, to apply for the Student
Recruitment Team (SRT). Members of
the team conduct campus tours, dis-
cuss their law school experiences with
prospective law students and occasionally
travel to other cities to recruit new stu-
dents to UF's law school. The minimum
time commitment is two hours per week.
To apply, obtain an application from
Director of Admissions Noemar Castro
and return it and your resume to the
Admissions Office. For details, contact
Noemar Castro at castro@law.ufl.edu.

Note: Additional meetings and events
are listed on the calendar on pages 4-5.

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International Tax Law

Welcomes Yariv Brauner
Yariv Brauner has joined the University of Florida Graduate
Tax Program as an associate professor of law. He will teach
primarily in the international tax law area with Professors
Lawrence Lokken and Paul McDaniel.
Brauner comes to UF from Arizona State University College
of Law, where he has taught since 2004. Prior to that, E
he taught in the Graduate Tax Program at Northwestern, 1
as well as New York University, where he spent three
years teaching a variety of courses in the international tax
Originally from Israel, Brauner went to law school at the
Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he earned an LL.B. Mi
degree. After receiving his LL.M. from NYU, Brauner joined wh
Ernst & Young's international law practice in New York. prim
He also holds a J.S.D. degree from NYU School of Law. plac
Brauner is the author of several tax articles and focuses his
scholarship on the merits of international coordination of tax

Professionalism and Networking

-By Resource Counselor Whitney F. Nobles
One of the most important aspects of career development and
starting a new program is learning how to be a professional and to
network. This week I will be offering a session on professionalism
and networking. If you don't have an opportunity to attend the ses-
sion, I hope, through this article, to provide an overview of how to
learn networking skills and what it takes to be a professional.
Networking is an organized method of making links from the
people you know to the people they know. Basically, it means to
exchange information, advice, contacts or support. Networking
is a process of building relationships that can be crucial to build-
ing a career or friendships. Most often it is not only important to
know about your career interests, but also to know those who work
within your area of specialty. People frequently get jobs through
people they know and the connections that they can make. Many
people hesitate to contact others for fear of imposing or asking for
help. The reality is that most people are happy to do something for
someone else, if asked.
How to Begin
The important elements of networking can be summed up in
four simple steps: 1.Contact the person, 2. Follow up after your
meeting, 3. Take the suggested action steps, 4. Follow up with
the contact regularly. If the contact welcomes the initial network-
ing meeting and it goes well, they will want to hear about your
progress. Remember that networking is a give-and-take process;
offer any contacts you have and back up this offer with action. You
are in a great position to network based on the law program that
you are in. Alumni like to help students from their program. Even

Associate Professor Yariv Brauner, left, is joining international tax experts Paul
cDaniel, center, and Lawrence Lokken, right, in the Graduate Tax Program. Brauner,
o taught previously at Northwestern, NYU, and Arizona State University, will teach
arily in the international tax area. The college's new LL.M. in International Taxation
es the Graduate Tax Program in the forefront in the study of international taxation.

if you don't work with the alum, they might know someone to
match you up with. So don't hesitate to contact people from your
area that might have attended your law program or undergraduate
Robert Ball, the author of Professionalism Is For Everyone: Five
Keys To Being A True Professional, says about professionalism that,
"When you choose to be professional, you are leaving mediocrity
and apathy behind. You are embarking on a lifelong journey of
continual growth and the pursuit of excellence." Poor professional-
ism can undo all of your networking hard efforts. Additionally,
people want to work with co-workers that they are not embar-
rassed to introduce to other businesses. Presented below is a list of
do's and don't of professionalism. Remember that you not only
represent yourself, but also your school or business when it comes
to being a professional.
Please feel free to stop by my office for more ideas and resources
on networking and professionalism. Also, joining clubs and associa-
tions within the university and the law school are great ways to kick
off your networking and professional skills.
Professionalism and Networking Do's and Don'ts:
Don't talk about inappropriate topics in the office or with staff
Don't dress like you are attending a friend's social event when
professionalism is called for
Don't overdo it. Be yourself
Do act like an adult
Do become interested in topics being discussed
Do continue to meet people
Don't be afraid to ask questions or for help

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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:
* Debra Amirin, APR, Director
* Kathy Fleming, APR, CPRC, Associate
Director, UF LAW Magazine Editor
* Jim Hellegaard, Senior Writer,
FlaLaw Editor
* Kristen Hines, Photographer,
Audiovisual Specialist
To be emailed an early release pdf of
FlaLaw or to submit news of interest to
the law school community (deadline is 10
a.m. Tuesday for the following Monday's
issue), email flalaw@law.ufl.edu, call 273-
0650, stop by Communications in 287 Hol-
land Hall, or mail it to P.O. Box 117633,
Gainesville, FL 32611-7633.

College of Law
* Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean
* George L. Dawson, Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs
* Stuart R. Cohn, Associate
Dean for International Studies
* Michael K. Friel, Associate Dean &
Director, Graduate Tax Program
* Rachel E. Inman, Associate
Dean for Students
* Christine Klein, Associate
Dean for Faculty Development
* M. Kathleen "Kathie" Price, Associate
Dean for Library and Technology
* Gail E. Sasnett, Associate
Dean for Students, Professionalism
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 Frohlich, Senior Director
of Development and Alumni Affairs


& Activities

Michael W. Gordon
John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Professor
*Appointed by the Office of the United States
Trade Representative to a three-year term on the
NAFTA Chapter 20 dispute panel roster. He con-
tinues to serve on the Chapter 19 panel roster.
* Organized two two-hour panels on International
Business Transactions and International Foreign
Investment for the ABA Section on International
Law's Fall Meeting in Miami in November. The
panels will include Professors George Dawson
and Steve Powell. Professor Gordon will speak
on a third panel on the use of civil law in litiga-
tion in U.S. courts.
Richard Hiers
Professor Emeritus
* Presented a paper, "First Amendment Aca-
demic Freedom Rights of Universities: Judicial
Fabrication of New Clothes for the Emperor,"
as a contribution to a symposium focused on
"Individual vs. Institutional Academic Freedom"
at the annual meeting of the American Education
Research Association.
Thomas R. Hurst
Sam T. Dell Research Scholar; Professor
* Published the third edition of Unincorporated
Business Associations, Cases and Materials
Winston Nagan
Samuel T. Dell Research Scholar; Direc-
tor, Institute of Human Rights and Peace
Development; Director, Summer Study Abroad
Program with Cape Town University; Affiliate
Professor of Anthropology
* Presented "Justice in Transition Prosecution
and Amnesty in Germany and South Africa," at
Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin.
*Accepted an appointment to the Russian Council
of Editors of the Russian journal, Law and
* Published a chapter in the book, Justice in
Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
David H. Levin Chair in Family Law; Director,
Center on Children and Families
* Presented a talk at City Graduate Center in
New York in the series "The Public Square,"
sponsored by Princeton University Press, titled
"Children's Rights and American Values."
* Presented to the Children's Justice Act Confer-
ence of the Children's Bureau in Washington
D.C. on best practices in child advocacy.
* Published "Martyrs, Media and the Web: Exam-
ining a Grassroots Children's Rights Movement

through the Lens of Social Movement Theory" in
5 Whittier Journal of Child and FamilyAdvo-
cacy 121 (2005); and the chapter "Cleaning Up
Toxic Violence: and Ecogenerist paradigm," in
Dowd et al, Handbook of Children Culture and
Violence (2006).
* Presented at the SEALS Annual Meeting in Palm

In the News
Lars Noah
* USA Today, August 23, 2006. Quoted in a story
about the barrage of lawsuits involving popular
drugs like Ortho Evra and Neurontin. Noah said
the pace of lawsuits is not expected to decrease
given the large number of people who consume
the drugs and the "assembly line approach"
lawyers have developed for such cases.
Christopher L. Peterson
Associate Professor
* The State, August 30, 2006. Research on pay-
day lending cited in "Save military, civilians from
onslaught of predatory lenders"
* ABC World News Tonight, August 22, 2006.
Information from his survey on payday lenders
was quoted in the story, "Are Predators Ripping
Off Our Nations Finest: Top Brass Says These
Financial Groups Threaten Military Readiness."
The study backed up the story's assertion that
payday lenders target military personnel.
* Pensacola News Journal, August 9, 2006. Quot-
ed information from payday lending research in
the article "Desperate for Money."
* News Blaze, August 17, 2006. Three-part
expose about airmen being taken advantage
of by payday lenders cited his payday lending
Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair; Affiliate Professor
of Psychiatry; Adjunct Professor, University of
South Florida Mental Health Institute; Associ-
ate Director, Center on Children and Families
* St. Petersburg Times, August 27, 2006. Quoted
in a story about inappropriate exchanges be-
tween judges and lawyers, especially when
factors such as the death penalty are involved.