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 Career Services
 Fellowship opportunities
 Calendar of events
 Briefs: news and events
 Scholarship and activities


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Table of Contents
    Ginsburg dedicates classroom, cites fond memories of Smith
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
    Fellowship opportunities
        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. 5 September 25,2006
VOL. 10, NO. 5 September 25, 2006

Ginsburg Dedicates Classroom,

Cites Fond Memories of Smith

Study Abroad in
Warsaw, Poland

To U.S. Supreme Court Associate
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Chesterfield
Smith was "the most magnetic, exuberant,
irrepressible, altogether irresistible lawyer"
she has ever known.
He was also her good friend. So when
Ginsburg was asked to help the Levin
College of Law dedicate the Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial Classroom, there was
never any doubt that she would be there.

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsbu
center, poses for a picture with attorneys Chesterfield Sm
Jr., left, and his sister, Rhoda Smith Kibler.

"Today's ceremony is one I could hardly
miss," Ginsburg said, "for I held in high-
est esteem and deepest affection the man
whose name this classroom now bears,
Chesterfield Smith."
At the Sept. 21 dedication Ginsburg
recalled the first time she met Smith in
1972 at an ABA Journal board meeting
in Portland, Maine. After hearing Smith
speak, Ginsburg's first impression was that
he was "something of an 'L'enfant terrible."
Later, she said, she came to appreciate how
Smith's provocative style suited his pur-
pose. Smith was never satisfied with the
status quo if there was room for improve-
ment, she said.
"Lawyers tend to be cautious--more
than a few are what I call 'no persons'--ad-

visers who keep their clients safe by avoid-
ing things yet untried," Ginsburg said.
"Chesterfield was not of that stripe. He
was instead a most positive 'yes person.' If
asked can we do this or that, Chesterfield
would invariably say 'Yes we can with one
large proviso-this or that must be the
right thing to do.'
"Whether with him or against him,
lawyers agreed that Chesterfield Smith
knew neither timidity, fear, nor am-
A 1948 graduate of the UF law
school, Smith was founder and chair-
man emeritus of the national law firm
Holland & Knight and president of
the American Bar Association in 1973.
The Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom was funded through a lead-
ership gift from the Holland & Knight
Charitable Foundation Inc.
rg, The dedication ceremony drew a
ith star-studded audience that included
Ginsburg, former ABA Presidents
Martha Barnett and Talbot "Sandy"
D'Alemberte, former Florida Supreme

Ginsburg speaks at dedication

Court Justices Stephen Grimes and Ben
Overton, UF President Bernie Machen,
Levin College of Law Dean Robert Jerry,
and dignitaries from Holland & Knight.
Barnett recalled the first time she met
Smith when he stopped by the UF Law
Continued on page 7

The application deadline for
students wishing to study in
Warsaw, Poland, next semester
has been extended to September
29. This is a unique opportunity
for UF students to participate in
the English-speaking law courses
being offered by one of Europe's
leading universities. Tuition is
paid to UF, and students can
transfer up to 14 credit hours.
There is a wide variety of courses
to select, ranging from European
Union law to human rights. The
semester begins around February
1 and ends in May. Assistance
in finding housing is available
through the Center for American
Law that our law school main-
tains in Warsaw. The Florida-
Warsaw Semester Abroad Law
Program is based at Warsaw Uni-
versity, which recently built law
facilities with advanced teaching
and computer technology. Partici-
pants will have access to a state
of the art library facility, which
includes an American Law collec-
tion. If interested, applications
are available in the Student Ser-
vices Office. Further information
is available on the law schools
website or from Professor Stuart
Cohn (cohn@law.ufl.edu).

U F Levin College of Law
The Foundation for The Gator Nation




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

Upcoming Deadlines
Sept. 29 -Oct. 10, 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
Federal Reserve Board Summer
Law Clerk Program for 2Ls
Postal Service Honor Attorney
Program for 3Ls
U.S. Dept. of Transportation,
2008 Honors Attorney Program
for 3L, JLC, Recent Grads
Comptroller of the Currency,
Chief Counsel's 2007 Employ-
ment Program for Law Gradu-
ates 3L, JLC, LLM, Grad (10/2)
Federal Deposit Insurance Cor-
poration, 2007 Legal Division
Honors Program, 3L, JLC, LLM
U.S. Office of Personnel Man-
agement, Presidential Manage-
ment Fellows Program for 3Ls
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Honors Internship Program for
2Ls, 3Ls & LL.M.s
For information refer to the
Government Honors and Internship
Handbook, www.law.arizona.edu/ca-
reer/honorshandbook.cfm or in hard
copy in the CCS office.

Out-of-State Job Search
The Center for Career Services and Lexis
recently co-sponsored a program on Out-
of-State Job Searches. Assistant Director
Samara Sarno discussed the challenges of
conducting an out-of-area employment
search and outlined search and marketing
strategies. For example, students interested
in clerking out of state next summer or
gaining a position after graduation need to
take steps NOW to be most competitive.
The key to a successful out-of-state job
search is to prepare early in your law school
career and be resourceful.
*Timing: Check out the websites of law
schools in your geographic area of inter-
est and see if they list the firms who will
be interviewing, along with the dates
of OCI. To compete with the local
applicant pool, you will need to target
your mailing to reach those firms before
or at the same time as the local OCIs
are occurring.
Also consider arranging an intern-
ship or volunteer opportunity for the
summer in the city to get involved and
make contacts. Government agencies
often sponsor summer programs. These
programs require independent research
and typically have early application
dates. A starting point can be the Gov-
ernment Honors & Internship Hilndlook
available in the CCS.
Be prepared to demonstrate your
connection: Assess how you will
demonstrate your commitment or
connection with the geographic area
that you are interested in. Potential
employers tend to be leery of out-of-
area applicants and will be less likely to
invest in that person absent a demon-
stration of ties to or an interest in the
area. Let them know that you grew up
in the area, or that you have relatives
living there. Employers will be looking
for your ties to the area on your resume
and cover letter as well as during the
Develop your network: Re-establish
any ties you may have to the area.

Let them know you are interested in
relocating to the area and ask them to
keep you in mind if they become aware
of opportunities or can share contacts.
You also can contact CCS for the name
of an alumni mentor in the area and
make contact. Consider obtaining a
student membership to the local bar
association. Try to get on their mailing
list for events or periodically check
their website for news.
* Lexis Account Executive Bonita Young
urges students to carefully research
employers. Run a LexisNexis/Martin-
dale Hubbell search using the search
parameters of UF Law alumni, city
desired, and perhaps practice area. She
also mentioned that students can access
her custom-created quick links by city
on the Lexis UF Law webcourse and
even set up alerts to be notified of ad-
ditions or changes to the search.
* CCS also has employer directories
available such as Government Agen-
cies and Public Interest Organizations,
along with the NALP Directory ofLegal
Employers, 2006Directory. While it is
true that the NALP Directory contains
predominantly large law firms, most
firms have websites that commonly
list their recruiting information and
contacts. Employers routinely con-
sider submissions from interested law
students from outside of the area or
from law schools where they do not
visit campus.
* Conduct outreach: Schedule a visit
over a break or during the summer.
If you are able to spend some time in
the area, see if there are any scheduled
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
seminars, bar receptions, speaker pro-
grams or events that you can attend to
meet practitioners. Look for volunteer
judicial internships to enhance your
credentials while bringing you in con-
tact with the local bar. This also may
provide a path to a coveted judicial
clerkship upon graduation that can
segue into a larger firm position upon

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completion of your term.
The key is to begin early. You do not
want to miss out on opportunities
because you were unaware of the timing

Keeping OCI In Perspective
Fact: Most UF Law graduates did not
obtain their employment through Fall OCI.
Often cited means of obtaining post-
graduate positions included:
Referral by a business colleague,
friend, relative, alumni, or
school personnel or
linitiated contact by a targeted
mailing or
Informational interview or
As a result of networking.
Fact: The majority of Florida law firms
are medium-sized and not just seeking
students at the top of their class.
Only 10 percent of all practicing law-
yers nationally work at firms of more
than 100 lawyers.
Fact: Small- and medium-sized law firms
are less likely to participate in Fall OCI.
Many legal employers hire on an "as
needed" basis as opposed to the hiring
cycle of large firms.
Fact: Different employers participate in
Spring OCI and seek a broader range of
More government employers interview
in spring.
Fact: 80 percent of all current job open-
ings are never advertised.
Fact: The best jobs do not always go to
the best candidate. They go to the best job
strategist. Persistence pays.
Fact: There are myriad job opportuni-
ties available to you beyond OCI. Be sure
to attend the Beyond OCI: Exploring All
Your Career Options program scheduled
for Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Room 285B at
noon to learn more.


AARP Foundation Litigation El-
der AARP Foundation Litigation El-
der Law Fellowship: Applications are
now being accepted for this fellowship
which will provide an opportunity for
a rising 3L to work in the field of elder
law during the summer of 2007 in
Washington, DC. For more informa-
tion, go to www.aarp.org/foundation.

The Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice
Fellowship Equal Justice Center
-The Empire Justice Center, a state-
wide, non-profit, poverty law firm,
located in Rochester, New York, is
seeking applicants for the Hanna S.
Cohn Equal Justice Fellowship. This
2-year Fellowship to begin in Sept.
2007 is open to students entering their
third year of law school. The Fellow-
ship will be awarded to a law school
graduate at the beginning of her or
his career in poverty law representing
low-income clients in complex areas of
litigation and other types of advocacy.
To download a Fellowship application,
go to www.empirejustice.org or pick
up information in CCS. The applica-
tion deadline is Oct. 15.

Kilpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson
Graham, LLP's Public Interest Fel-
lowship Program provides up to 3 law
student with a $1,000/week stipend
to work for 4 weeks over the summer
at one of 4 designated public service

student at eight selected law schools. The
scholarship is to be applied to tuition,
books, fees and other expenses incidental to
law school attendance. Applications, avail-
able in the Center for Career Services, must
be returned by Sept. 29.

Foley Minority Scholarship Minority Mentoring Picnic Oct.
Deadline Friday, Sept. 29 21 in Hialeah
The Foley Minority Scholarship Program The sponsors of the Third Annual Minor-
awards $5,000 to a first-year minority law ity Mentoring Picnic invite members of
ity Mentoring Picnic invite members of

organizations (Allegheny Conference
on Community Development, the
Education Law Center, KidsVoice
or the Neighborhood Legal Services
Association) located in the Pittsburgh
area. Application deadline is October
6 and materials are available in CCS or
online at www.klng.com.

Women's Law Fellowship Program
invites applications from law students
graduating in 2007 who have a strong
interest in women's rights. Women's
Law Fellows work for one year begin-
ning in September 07 in Washington,
D.C. with a non-profit, public interest
organization or governmental agency
on legal and policy issues affecting the
status of women. For more informa-
tion and the application go to http://
www.wlppfp.org/app/. Application
deadline October 16, 2006, but early
applications are encouraged.

BLSA, APALSA, SALSA, Cariblaw, Outlaw,
and LAW from UF Law to join all Florida
Law Schools at the picnic on Saturday, Oct.
21, at noon at Amelia Earhart Park, Hia-
leah. All are welcome to attend and bring
their families to this event being sponsored
by a number of voluntary bar associations
and law firms. If you are interested in at-
tending or you have questions, email UF
Law School Representative Jessie Howell
Wallace at howellje@law.ufl.edu.

FlaLaw 3

* Trial Team Educational Seminar, 7 p.m.,
HOL 283
* Deadline to apply for Spring 07 externships,
noon, Career Services
* Writing Workshop: Sentence Structuring, 1
p.m., Bailey Courtroom

Monday OCTOBER 2
* Writing Workshop: Punctuation, 1 p.m.,
Bailey Courtroom

Monday OCTOBER 9
* Writing Workshop: Modification, 1 p.m.,
Bailey Courtroom
* Federal Courthouse closed for Columbus


of Events

Tuesday SEPTEMBER 26 Wednesday SEPTEMBER 27

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

Tuesday OCTOBER 3
* Career Services Program with APIL: Public
Interest Law Careers, noon, FDR

i I

Tuesday OCTOBER 10
* Career Services Program with ILS: Careers
in International Law, noon, HOL 345

* Breakfast with the Dean, 8 a.m., FDR
* American Constitution Society Meeting,
lunch lecture with Professor Winston Nagan:
"Unitary Presidency: What's Left of the
Constitution-Preliminary Thoughts," noon,
HOL 345
Career Services Program, One Quick
Question, 9:45-11:15 a.m., Schott Courtyard
Law Association for Women General
Membership Meeting, noon, HOL 284

Wednesday OCTOBER 4
* Speaker Series: Xuan-Thao Nguyen, SMU
Deadman School of Law, 11:30 a.m., HOL
* JLLP Writing Competition Meeting, 6 p.m.,
HOL 283
* Career Services Program, One Quick Ques-
tion, 9:45-11:15 a.m., Schott Courtyard

Wednesday OCTOBER 11
* Career Services One Quick Question, 9:45-
11:15 a.m., Schott Courtyard
* Honor Committee Elections

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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
* American Constitution Society Social, 7
p.m., Gators Dockside
* International Law Society Luncheon with
Prof. Berta Esperanza Hernandez-Truyol
speaking on "International Human Rights,"
noon, HOL 345

Thursday OCTOBER 5
* Graduate Tax Program Presents IRS Chief
Counsel Donald Korb on "Providing Tax
Advice in a Changed Law Enforcement," 11
a.m., HOL 180 (Details on page 6)
* Career Services Program with BLSA, Final
Mile I: Bar Application, noon, Bailey Court-

* Moot Court Tryouts, 5-10 p.m., HOL 359
* Gator Soccer vs. Georgia, 7 p.m., James G.
Pressly Stadium
* Deadline for Foley Minority Award Pro-
gram, Career Services
* Speaker Series Eleni Koulourioti, Fortis
Bank, noon, HOL 345

Friday OCTOBER 6
* Homecoming Weekend Begins. Afternoon
classes are canceled. Morning classes will still
be held.
* Second Annual Symposium in Internation-
al Taxation, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., HOL 270

Friday OCTOBER 13
* Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association Lun-
cheon, 11:45 a.m., Sovereign Restaurant

Sat./Sun SEPT. 30/OCT. 1
* Saturday, Home football game,
Gators vs. Alabama, 3:30 p.m.
* Saturday, BLSA InterviewWorkshop, 10
a.m., BG 136
* Sunday, Moot Court Tryouts, 11: 30 a.m. to 8
p.m., BG 136
* Sunday, Fall Residency Reclassifications

Sat./Sun OCTOBER 7/8
* Saturday, Home football game, Gators vs.
Louisiana State University, 3:30 p.m.

Sat./Sun OCTOBER 14/ 15
* Saturday, Away football game, Gators vs.
Auburn University (time TBA)

FlaLaw 5


News & Events

International Tax
Symposium Oct. 6
The University of Florida Levin
College of Law Graduate Tax Pro-
gram presents its Second Annual
Symposium in International Taxa-
tion, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday,
Oct. 6, 2006, Room 270, Holland
Law Center.
The program features:
James R. Hines Jr., Professor of
Business Economics and Public
Policy, University of Michigan.
Paper title: "Residence-Based
Income Taxation." Commen-
tary by Yariv Brauner, Associate
Professor of Law, University of
Florida College of Law.
Paul R. McDaniel, James J.
Freeland Eminent Scholar in
Taxation and Professor of Law,
University of Florida College
of Law. Paper title: "Territorial
Versus Worldwide International
Tax Systems: Which Is Better
for the United States?" Com-
mentary by James R. Repetti,
Professor of Law, Boston Col-
Jacques Sasseville, Organisa-
tion for Economic Coopera-
tion and Development. Paper
title: "Timing Issues Related to
Tax Treaties."Commentary by
Lawrence Lokken, Hugh Cul-
verhouse Eminent Scholar in
Taxation and Professor of Law,
University of Florida College
of Law.
The symposium is open to tax
practitioners, academics, and
students who are interested in
international taxation. Advance
registration is not required, and
there is no charge for admission.
For more information, go to: www.

IRS Chief Counsel Donald Korb
to Present Lecture Oct. 5
The University of Florida Levin Col-
lege of Law Graduate Tax Program will
present a lecture by Donald Korb, chief
counsel of the Internal Revenue Service
on "Providing Tax Advice in a Changed
Law Enforcement Environment,"at 11
a.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Ches-
terfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom.
RSVP to (352) 273-0680 or by email to
grad-tax@law.ufl.edu. The lecture series is
supported by a gift from David S. Band.

Student Communications
Folders Cleaned Out Oct. 2
The student communications folders
located on the second floor of Bruton-
Geer Hall near the Legal Research,
Writing and Appellate Advocacy offices
will be cleaned out on Monday, Oct. 2 to
make room for folders for the Fall 2006
entering class. Please empty your folder
before that date.

UF Law Honor Committee
Elections Oct. 11
The Levin College of Law Honor
Committee will hold elections on
Wednesday, Oct. 11.
If you are interested in being a can-
didate, please notify Honor Committee
Chairman Bryon Carroll at bryon322@
ufl.edu by 5 p.m. on Sept. 29. Please
include in your email your class (1L, 2L,
3L, LLM), a statement up to 150 words
in length about why you would be a good
candidate, and a picture if you do not
want your law school face book picture
There are two open LL.M. positions,
five 1L positions, two Spring 2006 enter-
ing class positions (there are no other 2L
positions open), and two 3L positions.
No campaigning is permitted until after
the introductory meeting which will
be held Oct. 4. The Honor Commit-
tee administers the law school's Honor

Code, which represents a commitment by
students to adhere to the highest degree
of ethical integrity. The Honor Com-
mittee investigates all alleged violations
of the Honor Code and administers all
proceedings. For further information on
the Committee, please go to www.law.ufl.

Research Participants Needed
for Focus Groups
The Center for the Study of Race
and Race Relations (CSRRR) will be
conducting focus group discussions for
a study on race and law education. All
students are welcome and encouraged
to sign up. A $10 incentive will be paid
upon completion. If you are interested
or have any questions, contact Melissa
Bamba, assistant director, CSRRR, room
370A Holland (273-0614, bamba@law.

Student Honor Court Welcomes
New Members
Congratulations to the newest mem-
bers of the Student Honor Court. Joining
the Defense Staff are Philip Back, Jonta-
via Cobb, Paul Lewis, Alison Maddux,
Renee Meenach, Neil Patel, and Tanya
Uhl. New to the Attorney General Staff
are Timothy Buskirk, Brad Ellis, Careshia
Moore, Alexandra Mora, Fairuze Sofia,
and Ally Taboada.

Phi Delta Phi Applications Due
Wednesday, Sept. 27
Phi Delta Phi is tabling on Wednesday,
Sept 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the
Schott Courtyard to answer questions
about the fraternity and receive complet-
ed applications. Applications are due by
4:30 p.m. Wednesday, and can be turned
in to Student Services if the table is no
longer in the courtyard.

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Classroom dedication, from page 1
Review office to say hello to some of the student editors. She
couldn't have even imagined then that Smith would one day become
her good friend as well as her partner at Holland & Knight.
Smith would cherish the classroom, she said, because it's about
what he valued: "law, law-
yers, professionalism, excel-
lence, and a commitment to
the future."
"One of our partners re-
cently said that Chesterfield
Smith was the only person
he ever met who lived up
A UF Law student asks Justice Ginsburg to his reputation," Barnett
a question at Friday's closed classroom said. "He was a living legend,
event. and now thanks to all of you,
and to so many others who
could not be here in person today, we are part of something bigger
than ourselves, and we have this vibrant, exciting, living memo-
rial to continue his legacy and to inspire those students, faculty,
visitors, citi-
zens, to inspire
those who walk
through these
doors to the
same greatness
that he achieved.
If Chesterfield
A Smith were here
today he would
say to all of you,
Justice Ginsburg with her husband, Georgetown Law Pro- 'Thank you and
fessor Martin Ginsburg, one of the nation's foremost tax
scholars. you did good."'
One of the
country's most
prominent lawyers, Smith's legendary act came in 1973 when he
was president of the American Bar Association. In what was dubbed
the Saturday Night
Massacre, President
Richard Nixon fired
Archibald Cox, the
special prosecutor
investigating the
Watergate scandal,
prompting the
nation's attorney
general, Elliot Rich-
ardson, and his top
A UF Law student snaps a photo of Justice Ginsburg. assistant to resign.

Almost immediately, Smith spoke out, telling the nation and the
president, "No man is above the law." He went on to lead the ABA's
effort to call for an independent counsel to investigate Nixon. His
early voice of leadership altered history by becoming a catalyst in
Nixon's resignation.
Stunning as his call for
Nixon's impeachment was,
Ginsburg said, Smith pro-
pelled the ABA forward in a
no less significant way years
earlier when he insisted that
it would be the ABA's obli-
gation to assure that there
would be a lawyer when
needed for those unable to Ginsburg with Professor Sharon Rush and
daughter Mattie..
"By word and deed he
urged first his own law partners and then lawyers everywhere to
place community service at the center of their professional lives,"
Ginsburg said.
On Friday, Sept. 22, Ginsburg spoke for about an hour in to hun-
dreds of UF Law students, as well as faculty and staff, in the Schott
Courtyard. He discussed everything from how she and her fellow
justices interact with one another to the role of the judiciary.
At Friday's dedication, Ginsburg recalled how Smith provided en-
couragement when he testified at the Senate Judiciary Committee's
hearings when she was nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court.
"Chesterfield Smith devoted his extraordinary talent and enor-
mous energy to the improvement of the legal profession, to making
the profession more honorable, more responsible to the people law
and lawyers serve. This mentor to the young and grand colleague to
all enlisted count-
less co-workers in
the quest for equal
justice under the
law. He pursued
great causes
with contagious
exuberance and a .
style that could .
make even the Ginsburg swears in three new Holland & Knight lawyers
Sat the dedication luncheon. Georgianna Gaines, Harvard
most sober judge grad (left), Sarah Stoddard Toppi, UF JD 2006, (center)
smile. He was and Christine Fuqua, JD 2006 (right).
in sum among
the brightest, boldest, bravest, all-around most effective lawyers
ever to be bred in Florida or the USA. My affection for him was
The dedication video and program are available online at http://

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& Activities

Thomas T. Ankersen
Director, CGR Conservation Clinic and Costa
Rica Law Program; Legal Skills Professor
* Quoted in article, "Islamorada Struggles With
Saving Marinas," about a CGR Conservation
Clinic study that suggests that enticements
alone won't be enough to curb the conversion
of working marinas into waterfront condos,
especially in areas like the Keys where market
pressure is particularly high.
Michael W. Gordon
John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Professor
* Reappointed as the ABA Section on International
Law Liaison to the American Law Institute.
* Organized a panel on "Parlatino to Owusu:
Challenges to Forum Non Conveniens," for the
International Law Weekend annual program
in New York City in October sponsored by the
International LawAssociation.
Paul J. Magnarella
Affiliate Professor; Professor of Criminology
and Law; Affiliate Professor of Anthropology,
African Studies, and European Union Studies
* Published "Turkish-American Intellectual
Exchange and Community Research in Turkey
(1930-1980)" in current issue of 27 The Turkish
Studies Association Journal 69-89 (2006).
Martin J. McMahon, Jr.
Clarence J. TeSelle Professor
* Made a CLE presentation, "Recent Develop-
ments in Federal Income Taxation," at the 41st
Annual Southern Federal Tax Institute, Sept. 18,
Atlanta Georgia (jointly with Prof. Ira Shepard).
Robert C. L. Moffat
Professor; Affiliate Professor of Philosophy
* Published "How Can Law Pave the Road to
Perpetual Peace? What Law Does and What
Law Does Well," in Kant and the Problems of
the Contemporary World (Justyna Miklaszewska
ed., Krakow, Poland: The Jagiellonian University
Press, 2006).
Walter 0. Weyrauch
Distinguished Professor; Stephen C.
O'Connell Chair; Associate Director, Center on
Children and Families
* Spoke on Sept. 9 in Orange Park, Florida to
members of the Association of Former Intel-
ligence Officers, on "Facts and Theory of Under-
cover Operations," based on his evaluation of
card files of the former Gestapo for the American
Military Government in Frankfurt and the newly
emerging German authorities in early 1945.

Barbara Woodhouse
David H. Levin Chair in Family Law; Professor;
Director, Center on Children and Families and
Family Law Certificate Program; Co-Director,
Institute for Child and Adolescent Research
and Evaluation (ICARE)
* Published two book chapters, "The Family
Supportive Nature of the U.N. Convention on the
Rights of the Child," and "The Changing Status
of the Child," in Jonathan Todres et al, The U.N.
Convention on the Rights of the Child: An Analy-
sis of Treaty Provisions and Implications of U.S.
Ratification (Transnational Publishers 2006);
"Waiting for Loving:The Childs Fundamental
Right to Adoption," 34 Capital U. L. Rev 297-329
(2005); "Martyrs Media and the Web: Examin-
ing a Grassroots Children's Rights Movement
Through the Lens of Social Movement Theory," 5
Whittier J Child & Fam. Advoc. 121-154 (2005).

In the News
Gertrude Block
Lecturer Emeritus
* Featured on the cover story of the Sept. issue
of the New York State Bar Journal, in an article
titled, "Writers' Block: The Journal Peeks Behind
The Column to Meet One of the Nation's Most
Trusted Legal Writing Advisers."
Christopher L. Peterson
Associate Professor
* Research in recent Ohio State Law Journal
article on payday loans and the military was fea-
tured on the national ABC News on August 22.
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
* Appeared on CourtTV and radio about the
Andrea Yates case.
* Quoted in USA Todayin a front page story about
expert testimony.
Barbara Woodhouse
David H. Levin Chair in Family Law; Professor;
Director, Center on Children and Families and
Family Law Certificate Program; Co-Director,
Institute for Child and Adolescent Research
and Evaluation (ICARE)
* USA Today, Sept. 12, 2006. Quoted in the story
"Recent Legal Rulings Favor Grandparents"
about courts increasingly siding with grandpar-
ents over visitation rights especially in the cases
in which one of the parents is dead.