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Table of Contents
    Grad tax program symposium and IRS chief counsel lecture
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
    Alumni career spotlight
        Page 3
    Calendar of events
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Briefs: news and events
        Page 6
    Constitution Day panel discussion highlights threats to judicial independence
        Page 7
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 8
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VOL. 10, NO. 6 October 2,2006
VOL. 10, NO. 6 October 2, 2006


Grad Tax Presents Symposium

and IRS Chief Counsel Lecture


Homecoming Week
Has Arrived at UF


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., Thurs-
day, Oct. 5, in
the Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial
Classroom.
RSVP to (352)
273-0680 or by
Korb email to grad-
tax@law.ufl.edu. The lecture series is
supported by a gift from David S. Band.
On Friday, Oct. 6, the Graduate Tax
Program presents its Second Annual


The top four finishers from a recent
intramural competition will compete in
the Moot Court Team's bi-annual Final
Four this Friday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. in the
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Class-
room.
In teams of two, the competitors will
present oral arguments in front of judges
from the Florida Supreme Court and the
Fourth District Court of Appeals. The
arguments are open for observation by
fellow students, alumni, and faculty.
The Fall Final Four is sponsored by the
Orlando law firm of Zimmerman, Kiser
& Sutcliffe, and is the culmination of
a five-week try-out competition, which
requires interested students to write an
appellate brief and then present two oral
arguments before a panel of judges.


Symposium in International Taxation,
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Room 270, Holland
Law Center.
The program features:
James R. Hines Jr., Professor of
Business Economics and Public
Policy, University of Michigan.
Paul R. McDaniel, James J. Free-
land Eminent Scholar in Taxation
and Professor of Law, University of
Florida College of Law.
Jacques Sasseville, Organization for
Economic Cooperation and
Development.
The event is free and open to tax
practitioners, academics, and students
who are interested in international
taxation. Advance registration is not
required.


One of the foremost national moot
court teams, the Justice Campbell Thor-
nal Moot Court Team competes each year
at over a dozen tournaments throughout
the country. The team was founded in
1961, and was named after the promi-
nent Florida Supreme Court Chief
Justice. The team's mission is to promote
excellence in appellate advocacy.


Don't forget to buy your tickets
to Gator Growl, the largest
student-run pep rally in the
world, which this year features
Jim Gaffigan and Gabriel Iglesias.
The show is this Friday at 7 p.m.
at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Growl tickets are $12 for
students and $19 for guests, and
law students can purchase them
from the JMBA office.
This year's Homecoming game
opponent is LSU, so everyone
needs to get out there Saturday
and cheer on the Gators. Chris
Leak, Billy Latsko, Eric Wilbur,
Deshawn Wynn, and Dallas
Baker, to name a few, will be
honored as the outgoing seniors
by Coach Urban Meyer and
everyone else at Growl.
Students are reminded that
classes will be held in the Levin
College of Law this Friday, in
accordance with the previously
announced schedule: Classes
will meet as regularly scheduled
until 1 p.m., and classes that are
scheduled for 1 p.m. or later are
cancelled. The Legal Information
Center will be open Friday until
5 p.m.


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


UF Moot Court Competition

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CAREER

Services


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

Upcoming Deadlines
Oct. 2 -Oct. 31, 2006
Comptroller of the Currency,
Chief Counsel's 2007 Employ-
ment Program for Law Gradu-
ates 3L, JLC, LLM, Grad (Oct.
2)
Federal Deposit Insurance Cor-
poration, 2007 Legal Division
Honors Program, 3L, JLC, LLM
(Oct. 6)
U.S. Office of Personnel Man-
agement, Presidential Manage-
ment Fellows Program for 3Ls
(Oct. 9)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Honors Internship Program for
2Ls, 3Ls & LLMs (Oct. 10)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Chief Counsel's Civilian Honors
Program, 3Ls (Oct. 15)
Nuclear Regulatory Commis-
sion Honor Law Graduate
Program, 3Ls (Oct. 15)
U.S. Dept. Of Labor Office of
the Solicitor's Honors Program,
3Ls (Oct. 16)
Securities & Exchange Commis-
sion 2007 Summer Paid Honors
Program 2Ls and 3Ls (Oct. 20)
Pension Benefit Guaranty
Corporation, Office of General
Counsel, Summer Law Clerk-
ships 2Ls (Oct. 31)
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.


Considering a Public Interest
Law Career? Experience
Counts, Not Just Grades

* For those interested in pursuing a career
in public interest law, experience and
desire can outweigh grades. Public
interest law employers always ask for
candidates with a demonstrated
commitment to public interest law work.
Obtaining this experience also helps you
become more competent. Your resume
suggests competence, but working with
particular organizations demonstrates it.

* The public interest law community is
tight-knit. Experience will help you get
to know the people and the organiza-
tions. Being known to the organization as
a volunteer could lead to an opportunity
to fill the opening when it becomes
available.

* One of the differences in the public
interest job search process is that jobs
cannot be predicted very far in advance.
Networking, putting yourself out there
through volunteering, and being in the
right place at the right time is key to
obtaining a public interest job.

* If you are passionate about a particular
issue, having experience with related
organizations can also assist in your
development of expertise in the particular
area. All in all, experience helps develop
maturity no matter what area of law you
hope to pursue.

Public Interest vs. Pro Bono vs.
Community Service

* Public interest law is the field of law
encompassing service to the people
through non-profit organizations, gov-
ernment work, direct legal services and
even policy and legislative work.

* Pro bono is legal work done in the public
interest through volunteer efforts. Vol-
unteering for a law firm, while a valuable
experience, is not pro bono in that it does


not reach the larger goal of pro bono:
bringing services to an under-served or
under-represented individual or group.

* Community service is a way to give back
to the community. Community service
can occur in a wide variety of locations
and through a wide variety of work.

Pro Bono and Community
Service Projects

The UF Pro Bono Project offers local
placements, which provide valuable
experience in assisting with children's
issues, prisoners' rights, and the general
concerns of people with low income,
including access to public benefits,
landlord tenant issues and more. There
are also many other opportunities to do
pro bono work in your hometown during
breaks from school, or elsewhere.

To qualify for the Pro Bono Project, the
following criteria must be met:

* You must be doing work that is legal in
nature.

* Your work must be with a government
agency, court, or non-profit organization.

* You must be supervised by an attorney.

* You cannot receive pay or academic credit
for your work.

* Your work must benefit the under-served,
under-represented, or those with limited
resources.

* All other volunteer work that benefits the
community falls under the Community
Service Project. Consider participating
in community service projects through
APIL and CCS.

* To participate in the Pro Bono Project,
check out the pro bono/community
service links on the Career Services
website or contact Assistant Director Sam
Sarno in Career Services.


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Fellowships: Post-graduate and
During Law School
* Historically, fellowships were only
designed to provide law grads with
employment for one or two years
following graduation. Today, however, it
is not uncommon to also find fellowships
available to law students for summer or
for a year-long program.
* These highly competitive paid fellowships
are funded through various sources and
typically match law students or graduates
with public service organizations or law
school programs.
* Concentrations can include: civil and
human rights, legal services to the
disadvantaged, children and women's
issues, immigrants and immigration,
innocence projects, farm workers,
environmental and wilderness issues and
much more.

* Deadlines for many fellowship opportuni-
ties occur during the fall. To learn more,
be sure to check out the PSLawNet
"Fellowship Corner." This resource
includes a calendar of fellowship applica-
tion deadlines, a PDF version of Yale's
Fellowship Application Tips for 2006 and
Fellowship and Grant Resources, as well
as Georgetown University Law Center's
Post-Graduate International Fellowship
Guide. Students can access the Fellow-
ship Corner at the top of the menu on the
www.pslawnet.org/.

Team Up with CCS to Make
Strides Against Breast Cancer
Join the Center for Career Services staff
who are teaming up to Make Strides
Against Breast Cancer. We will be par-
ticipating in the noncompetitive 5K walk
starting from Northeast Park. On Saturday,
Oct. 14, registration begins at 8 a.m. and
the walk begins at 9 a.m. Students, staff,
faculty, partners, parents, siblings, chil-
dren and friends are welcome. Contact the
Center for Career Services to participate.


While Becky Powhatan Kelley,
executive vice president of business
affairs and general counsel for The
Weather Channel, Inc, was in town
for the dedication and board meeting
last week she shared her message for
students with us.
"You have con-
trol over your ca-
reer and what you
do with your life.
So many of us go
to college and law
school because it
is 'the thing to do'
or the next logical step in your educa-
tion. Don't approach your career that
way-don't just look for work or take
a job because it is 'the thing to do.'
Consider all the career choices that are
available ultimately when you gradu-
ate. Your law school degree can open
so many doors for you, but you have
to do the work not only to find them,
but also to consider what you really
want to do with your life. There really
are a lot of possibilities."
As executive vice president, Pow-
hatan Kelley is responsible for all legal
issues impacting The Weather Chan-



Minority Mentoring Picnic
Oct. 21 in Hialeah
The sponsors of the Third Annual Minority
Mentoring Picnic invite members of 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 in Hialeah.
All are welcome to attend and bring their
families to this event, which is sponsored by


nel' and its subsidiaries, and she is also
a member of the executive committee,
which meets regularly to resolve stra-
tegic and operational issues. As general
counsel, she heads the legal team,
functions as an internal legal advisor,
manages outside legal resources, iden-
tifies and implements improvements
to legal processes, and participates in
negotiating major contracts, includ-
ing distribution agreements, strategic
relationships, technology agreements
and acquisitions.
Powhatan Kelley, who earned her
undergraduate and law degrees from
the University of Florida, spent her
first two years following law school
with Akerman Senterfitt, followed by
eight years as a business litigator in
two other firms. One of her clients,
Landmark Communications, Inc., a
private media company and the parent
company of The Weather Channel,
asked her to join as corporate counsel.
After eight years of working closely
with outside corporate lawyers and
learning the media business, Powhatan
Kelley joined The Weather Channel in
1996. She is serving her second year
on the UF Law Board of Trustees.


a number of voluntary bar associations and
law firms. If you are interested in attending
or you have questions, email UF Law
School Representative Jessie Howell Wallace
at howellje@law.ufl.edu.


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ALUMNI CAREER


SPOTLIGHT



Becky Powhatan Kelley,


The Weather Channel









CALENDAR

of Events


Monday OCTOBER 2
* Writing Workshop: Punctuation, 1 p.m.,
Bailey Courtroom
* Environmental Moot Court Seminar, 11
a.m., FDR
* Student Communications Folders Cleaned
Out


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


Tuesday OCTOBER
* Career Services Program, "Letter Writing:
Cover Letters to Thank Yous and Every-
thing In Between," noon, FDR


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


Wednesday OCTOBER 4
Speaker Series: Xuan-Thao Nguyen, SMU
Dedman School of Law, 11:30 a.m., HOL
345
JLPP Writing Competition Meeting, 6 p.m.,
HOL 283
Career Services Program, One Quick
Question, 9:45-11:15 a.m., Schott Courtyard
Trial Team New Member Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
FDR
Ice Cream Social to Welcome Associate
Dean Rachel Inman, noon, Schott Courtyard

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


Monday OCTOBER 16
* Writing Workshop: Word Choice, 1 p.m.,
Bailey Courtroom


Wednesday OCTOBER 18
* UFPA presents U.S. Premiere Imani Winds
Josephine Baker: A Life of Le Jazz Hot!
7:30 p.m., Curtis M. Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts


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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
* Career Services Program with BLSA, Final
Mile I: Bar Application, noon, Bailey Court-
room
* International Law Society Luncheon with
Stephen J. Powell, director of the
International Trade Law Program, noon,
HOL 345



Thursday OCTOBER 12
Speaker Series: Alex Halderman, professor
of law at Princeton, 11:30 a.m., HOL 345
* Career Services presents "Converting the
Bar Application and Preparation for the
Bar Exam," noon, BG 136
* Sandwiches with the Dean, 4 p.m., FDR


Thursday OCTOBER 19
* Speaker Series: Jacqueline Lipton, professor,
Case School of Law, 11:30 a.m., HOL 345


Friday OCTOBER 6
* Homecoming Weekend Begins. Afternoon
classes are canceled. Morning classes will still
be held.
* Second Annual Symposium in
International Taxation, 8:30 a.m.-
1:30 p.m., HOL 270
* Moot Court Team Final Four, 10 a.m.,
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom


Friday OCTOBER 13
* Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association Lun-
cheon, 11:45 a.m., Sovereign Restaurant
* Trial Team Final Four, 11 a.m., Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial Classroom
* Gator volleyball vs. Arkansas, 8:30 p.m.,
Stephen C. O'Connell Center
* Dance Alive National Ballet presents
Carmina Burana, 7:30 p.m., Curtis M.
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts


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Friday OCTOBER 20
* Gator soccer vs. Arkansas, James G. Pressly
Stadium, (time TBA)
* Gator volleyball vs. South Carolina, Stephen
C. O'Connell Center, (time TBA)
* UFPA presents Tania Perez-Salas
Compaiiia de Danza. 7:30 p.m. Curtis M.
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.


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)
* Saturday, Make Strides Against Breat Cancer
5-KWalk, Registration begins at 8 a.m., Walk
at 9 a.m., Northeast Park
* Saturday, BLSA Interview Workshop, 10
a.m., HOL 345
* Sunday, Gator Soccer vs. Mississippi State, 1
p.m., James G. Pressly Stadium


Sat./Sun OCTOBER 21/ 22
* Saturday, Minority Mentoring Picnic, noon,
Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah
* Saturday, UFPA presents L.A. Theatre Works
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium
* Saturday, Pre-legal Honor Society Moot
Court Competition, 1 p.m., BG 136
* Sunday, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-law Mock Trial
Competition, 10 a.m., BG 136


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BRIEFS

News & Events


LL.M. in Comparative Law
Welcomes 15 Students
The LL.M. in Comparative Law
Program at the UF College of Law
is designed for foreign law school
graduate students who hope to gain
detailed knowledge and skills in the
U.S. law fields.
This program provides diverse
curriculums and faculty to help
these students experience living and
studying in a community tailored to
each student's interests.
Every year, there are less than 20
students admitted to this program.
The LL.M. in Comparative Law
seeks for the very qualified
candidates to ensure the highest
quality of interactive atmosphere.
This year, 15 students were
admitted from different countries,
including China, India, Brazil and
France. These students join a
talented student body of
approximately 1,200 full-time J.D.
students and about 100 lawyers in
the Graduate Tax Program, all with
diverse backgrounds, interest and
experience. (Their class grades do
not impact the grading curve.)
The director of LL.M. in Com-
parative Law, Professor David M.
Hudson, puts emphasis on making
sure that each student's needs and
interests are addressed individually.
The Levin College of Law is
affiliated with international univer-
sities and programs in 60 coun-
tries around the world. It ensures
international emphasis throughout
the curriculum and provides various
resources.


Interested in Employment in
Jacksonville?
Attend the "Beat the Dawgs" alumni
reception in Jacksonville on Wednesday,
Oct. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the River Club
at the top of the Modis Building. Space is
available for 10 students only, so interested
students should send an email indicating
their class year to career2@law.ufl.edu by
Oct. 16.

Student Communications
Folders Cleaned Out Today
The student communications folders lo-
cated on the second floor of Bruton-Geer
Hall near the Legal Research, Writing and
Appellate Advocacy offices will be cleaned
out today to make room for folders for the
Fall 2006 entering class.

Submit Your Outlines to JMBA
If you are a student who made a B+
or better in a course and made your own
outline, submit your outline to JMBA at
uflawoutlines@yahoo.com. If you sub-
mit your outline, you could be chosen at
random for a prize. To enter, email your
outline as a Word document attachment
to uflawoutlines@yahoo.com and include
in the email your name, phone number,
the courses the outlines are for, and an
affirmation that the outlines you have
submitted are your own.

UF Music Law Conference
Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 4
There will be a meeting for those inter-
ested in getting involved in the 5th Annual
University of Florida Music Law Confer-
ence Wednesday Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. in room
345 Holland Hall.
The conference is scheduled for Spring
2007. Wednesday's meeting will include
an announcement of this year's topic,
discussion of the panels, and beginning or-
ganization of the work to be done during
the coming year. Contact Brian Frankel at
brianjd@ufl.edu with any questions.


UF Law Honor Committee
Elections Oct. 11
The Levin College of Law Honor Com-
mittee will hold elections on Wednesday,
Oct. 11.
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 Committee administers the
law school's Honor Code, which repre-
sents a commitment by students to adhere
to the highest degree of ethical integrity.
The Honor Committee investigates all
alleged violations of the Honor Code and
administers all proceedings. For further
information on the committee, please go
to www.law.ufl.edu/students/honorcom-
mittee.

Research Participants Needed
for Focus Groups
The Center for the Study of Race and
Race Relations (CSRRR) will be conduct-
ing 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.ufl.edu).

Get Ready for Some Dodgeball
The ABA Charity Dodgeball Tourna-
ment will be held at Norman Field Oct.
22, at 2 p.m. The tournament is open to
all students, faculty, and staff and will ben-
efit the ProBono Project of New Orleans.
Teams will have of 6-10 players. Entry
fee is $42, and donations of $10 per
person are encouraged. There wil be prizes,
food, and lots of fun. If you would like
to sign up or have any questions, please
contact ashhop@ufl.edu.


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Constitution Day Panel Discussion


Highlights Threats to
Threats to judicial independence are not hard to find, but
perhaps the greatest of them is lack of understanding by the pub-
lic about what judges do.
That sentiment was uttered by U.S. Supreme Court Associate
Justice Stephen Breyer in "A Conversation on the Constitution:
Judicial Independence," a May
2006 event in which he, along
with fellow Supreme Court
Justices Anthony Kennedy and
Sandra Day O'Connor (retired),
took questions from high school
students and discussed the ways
that the Constitution safeguards
the role of judges so that they in
turn can safeguard the rights of Mickle Baldwin
minorities and those with unpopular views.
A DVD of the event served as the launching pad for a Consti-
tution Day panel discussion in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremoni-
al Classroom on Sept. 15 with three distinguished guest panelists:
The Honorable Frederick D. Smith, Chief Judge, Eighth Judicial
Circuit of Florida; The Honorable Stephan Mickle, District
Judge, U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida; and
Fletcher Baldwin, Jr., Chesterfield Smith Professor and Direc-
tor, Center for International Financial Crime Studies. Sharon E.


Judicial Independence
Rush, Irving Cypen Professor, moderated the discussion.
Chief Judge Smith addressed the problem created by politicians
and others labeling members of the judiciary "activist judges" in
an effort to intimidate them. He cited the treatment of Pinellas-
Pasco Circuit Judge George Greer, who presided over the Terri
Schiavo case and was villified
when he allowed the brain-dam-
aged woman's feeding tube to be
removed in March 2005. Smith
called Greer a "role model for the
rest of us to resist pressure and
obey the rule of law."
Smith said the role of the
judiciary has been "de-mysti-
Smith fled," leading to a lack of respect
for judges among members of the public, which is less likely to
accept their decisions. "We have to get out there and engage in
the debate," Smith said.
Mickle stressed the importance of judicial independence in a
democratic society for maintaining balance between the major-
ity and the individual citizen's rights in court. He said the fear of
how their decisions will be received in the media should not effect
judges' decisions."I would like to think I would make the same
decisions whether or not that threat was there," Mickle said.


New Fellow in Center for the Study of Race and

Race Relations Brings Life Experiences to His Work


For Lee Glover, a long-held interest in race relations was only
deepened after studying abroad in South Africa last year.
"It was one of the best experiences I've ever had," says Glover, a
third-year student in the Levin College of Law. "It affected me in
a very personal way. It was an incredible
opportunity to see how people really live
there."
Today, Glover is back in law school,
where he recently was awarded a fellow-
ship at the Center for the Study of Race
and Race Relations.
Originally from Port St. Lucie, Glover
earned his undergraduate degree in legal
studies from the University of Central
Florida in 1994. His interests in law
school are in civil rights and employ-
ment discrimination law.
He also worked last summer at the law school's Virgil Hawkins
Civil Clinic, which allowed Glover to gain a lot of practical,


hands-on experience working under a supervising attorney on
real cases for indigent clients.
Glover said he initially learned about the Center for the Study
of Race and Relations when the center's director, Dr. Katheryn
Russell-Brown, spoke at one of his classes.
"I have always been interested in race and race relations," says
Glover, who hopes to work following graduation in Atlanta,
where his family now resides. "I have had a very diverse group of
friends and have always been interested in reading about sociol-
ogy and history. So Professor Russell-Brown just sparked an inter-
est that was already there. So when I saw the fellowship opening I
thought the chance to work under her would be a great opportu-
nity for me to do what I love, and network as well."
Glover is also involved in the American Constitutional Society
and is on the executive board of the Black Law Students Asso-
ciation. "My goal is to learn as much as I can from the people I
work with. There are a lot of misconceptions about race, and they
need to be talked about in an open forum so many of those may
be laid to rest. I believe the center provides that forum."


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College of Law
Administration
* 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


SCHOLARSHIP


& Activities


Meredith Fensom
Director, Law & Policy in the Americas
Program
* Published 2006 Latin American Business Envi-
ronment Report with Terry McCoy.
Alyson Craig Flournoy
Professor; Director of Environmental and Land
Use Law Program; UF Research Foundation
Professor
* Received a Seed-Funding Grant from UF's
School of Natural Resources and the
Environment for her proposal "Next Generation
Environmental Law: Incorporating Experience,
Science, and Technology to Develop Sustainable
Environmental Laws." The purpose of the grant
is to support the development of a major extra-
mural grant proposal that would provide the full
funding needed to undertake this multi-year
project. The seed-funding grant of $17,500 will
go towards supporting preliminary research and
organizing a roundtable symposium at UF with
scholars from around the country next spring.
Barbara Bennett 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)
* Participated in a roundtable of experts from a
wide range of disciplines convened by Rutgers
University in New Jersey to debate the Future of
Childhood Studies.

In the News
Thomas T. Ankersen
Director, CGR Conservation Clinic and Costa
Rica Law Program; Legal Skills Professor
* Key West Citizen, Sept. 18, 2006. 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.
Fletcher hi. Baldwin, Jr.
Chesterfield Smith Professor; Director of UF
Center for International Financial Crime Stud-
ies; Honorary Fellow, Society for Advanced
Legal Studies, University of London
* Monterey County Herald, Sept. 20, 2006.
Quoted in a story about the continuing debate
over the death penalty that reignited over the


execution of convicted cop killer Clarence Hill.
George R. "Bob" Dekle
Legal Skills Professor; Director, Criminal Law
Clinic-Prosecution
* Palm Beach Post, Sept. 19, 2006. Quoted in a
story about a 2005 Florida law that allows resi-
dents to use deadly force if they feel threatened.
Dekle's interpretation of the law was, "It's open
season on anyone that comes on your property."
Mark A. Fenster
Associate Professor
* US News & World Report, Sept. 11, 2006.
Quoted in a story about the growing popularity of
the "9/11 Truth" movement which maintains that
9/11 was a government conspiracy.
* South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Sept. 10, 2006.
Quoted concerning America's generalized mis-
trust of the government in a five part 9/11 story.
He cited "populist tendencies" and "discontent
with a secretive Bush administration" as the
reasons why.
* The Toronto Star, Sept. 10, 2006. Quoted in
a story about 9/11 conspiracy theories that
continue to grow instead of diminish as time
goes by.
Alyson Craig Flournoy
Professor; Director of Environmental and Land
Use Law Program; UF Research Foundation
Professor
* The Gainesville Sun, Sept. 18, 2006. Quoted
in a story on the effect hurricanes have had on
law practice and the need for lawyers to realize
that "development in high-hazard areas is not
something that can just be looked at and taken
for granted."
Christopher L. Peterson
Associate Professor
* Washington Post, Sept. 10, 2006. His research
was used in an article about payday lending and
its connection to the military. According to Peter-
son and research partner Stephen Graves, it is
statistically impossible for the amount of payday
lenders around military bases to be random.
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom Dedication Coverage
* Media coverage of the Sept. 21 dedication of
the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom
included The Associated Press, St. Petersburg
Times, Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale), The
Bradenton Herald, The Gainesville Sun, The
Ledger (Lakeland), The Independent Florida
Alligator, WRUF-FM and AM Radio, and WCJB-
TV 20.