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Table of Contents
    Gators ready to take a bite out of Bulldogs in moot court
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
    Career spotlight
        Page 3
    Calendar of events
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Briefs: news and events
        Page 6
    Hammel a student and an entrepreneur
        Page 7
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 8
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VOL. 10, NO. 9 October 23,2006
VOL. 10, NO. 9 October 23, 2006


Gators Ready to Take a Bite


Out of Bulldogs in Moot Court


On Friday, Oct. 27, one day before the Ga-
tors and Bulldogs renew their rivalry on the
football field, law students from the Universi-
ty of Florida and the Univer-
sity of Georgia will square off 'Beat th
in the annual Florida-Georgia
Hulsey-Kimbrell Moot Court
Competition. A


The competition will be
held at 10:30 a.m. at the
federal courthouse in Jack-
sonville. Two UF Moot Court
board members, John Rains
and Gretchen Lehman, will


vs.


compete against two members I
of the Georgia Moot Court
Board, Chad Armstrong and Shalanna Pirtle.
Coaching the UF Law team this semester
are two current moot court team members,

Law Student Puts


Mike Hargett and Scott Bowman.
Five senior U.S. district judges from
Florida and Georgia will preside over the
competition, including Judge
ulld ogs Anthony A. Alaimo (presid-
ing) of the U.S. District Court
for the Southern District of
Georgia; Judge Harvey E.
Schlesinger of the U.S. District
Court for the Middle District
of Florida; Judge Wm. Terrell
Hodges of the U.S. District
Court for the Middle District
of Florida; Judge B. Avant
SEdenfield of the U.S. District
Court for the Southern District
of Georgia; and Judge John H. Moore of the
U.S. District Court for the Middle District
of Florida.

His Ingenuity


to Work as an Entrepreneur


By Sarah Levy
When asked to bring a prop for his portrait,
Andre Hammel didn't bring a little token to
represent himself. He brought a construction
truck...a real, two-ton dumpster-hauling truck.


This is typical of Hammel, whose ingenuity
has helped him succeed as an entrepreneur and
accomplish plenty in his 24 years. Not only
does he own his own real estate investment
company and waste-management company,
he also is a second-year law
student.
After graduating from Florida
A&M University in 2003,
Hammel, who was student
body president at FAMU, de-
ferred his acceptance to UF Law
and worked for the Speaker of
the Florida House of Repre-
sentatives and Gov. Jeb Bush's
office for the next two years. To
earn money, he also took a job
as a hotel bellman.
Continued on page 7


Cox and Boyer Named
Best Team at Trial
Team Final Four
Molly Cox and Scott Boyer were
named Best Team at the Fall 2006
Trial Team Final Four Intramural
Competition on Oct. 13.
Cox, pictured above, also was
recognized as Best Advocate in the
competition, which was presided over
by Paul C. Huck, district judge for the
Southern District of Florida.
The case at trial was a civil case in-
volving a jet hoist, dewatering pumps,
an industrial accident, and premises
liability.
Cox and Boyer represented the
plaintiff, and were coached by Roni
Beasley and Will Blair. Frank Gaulden
and Justin Stevens represented the
defense, and were coached by Liz
Rigaud and Suzette Maylor.
The jury panel consisted of attorneys
LaShawnda K. Jackson and Steven I.
Klein of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell,
and Fermin Lopez from Payas Payas
Payas. All three are UF Law alumni.
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, a litiga-
tion firm with offices in Florida and
Alabama, was the sponsoring law firm
for the competition.






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CAREER

Services


ABA Judicial Intern
Opportunity Program
The American Bar Association Section of
Litigation will begin accepting applications
for its 2006-2007 Judicial Intern Oppor-
tunity Program for 2Ls Oct. 16. Applica-
tions for 1 Ls will be accepted Dec. 1. The
program is a full-time, six-week minimum,
summer internship program open to all
first- or second-year minority or financially
disadvantaged law students or those who
are members of traditionally underrepre-
sented groups in the legal profession.
The program offers the following intern
sites: Miami (Eleventh Judicial Circuit
Court for Miami-Dade County and the Unit-
ed States District Court for the Southern
District of Florida in Miami), Chicago area,
areas of Texas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San
Francisco and Washington, DC. Interns will
receive an award of $1,500.
In certain locations, the Section of Litiga-
tion runs the Judicial Intern Opportunity
Program in partnership with the ABA
Section of Intellectual Property Law and
the Section of Antitrust Law. Therefore,
in addition to the litigation internships,
internships for students with an intellec-
tual property law focus will also be offered
in Chicago, Texas and Washington, DC.
Internships for students with an antitrust
focus will be offered in Washington, DC.
Students can indicate their interest on
their application. These "specialized" spots
are limited and any student applying to the
program with a request for specialization
will also be considered for general litiga-
tion internships.
Students applying to the program must
submit a completed application, legal writ-
ing sample and a statement of interest.
Detailed program information, frequently
asked questions and a copy of the ap-
plication are available in the CCS or at
http://www.abanet.org/litigation/jiop/
overview.html.


Are You Aware of Employer
Hiring Timing & Practices?
Business and corporate legal employ-
ers tend to hire on an "as needed" basis,
although if you are interested in summering
in a corporate legal department, you would
want to focus your targeted mailings in
the fall and early spring. These employers
typically do not participate in on-campus
interviewing programs.
Some federal government agencies,
particularly those with Honors Programs,
recruit each fall for positions beginning
the following summer or beyond. Other
agencies hire only when vacancies occur so
a targeted mailing can be effective for these
agencies.
Most state and local agencies hire on an
"as needed" basis depending on funding and
personnel needs. In Florida, government
employers operate on a July 1 fiscal year so
typically, more of the public defender and
state attorney's offices participate in spring
OCI for anticipated openings after July 1.
Students, however, should stay in contact
with the judicial circuit offices of interest
throughout the year as unanticipated open-
ings can occur anytime. Follow-through and
persistence are essential for under-resourced
state and local agencies.
The majority of public interest agencies
hire on an "as needed" basis when vacancies
occur or as new grants are received. Typi-
cally they hire first- and second-year law
students for the summer on a fellowship or
volunteer basis. The agencies are less likely
to recruit on campus than hire someone
who has worked for them during a sum-
mer. A demonstrated prior commitment to
public interest and networking is critical to
obtaining these positions.
Federal courts under the federal hiring
guidelines accept applications for post-
graduate judicial clerkships the day after
Labor Day of your third year of law school.
Typically interviews are conducted and
hiring decisions made fairly soon after that
time. Florida state courts accept applica-
tions for postgraduate judicial clerkships at
various times, although many accept them


during the spring semester for vacancies the
following fall.
Small law firms tend to recruit second
year law students in the spring and third
year law students in the spring, summer,
following admission to the bar, or on an "as
needed" basis. They usually do not recruit
on campus but expect students to apply
directly to them. They often hire students
who have been working for them on a part-
time basis during the academic year.
Medium-large (50-99 attorneys) and
medium (20-50) sized law firms are more
challenging to characterize recruiting meth-
ods. Those in large cities such as Atlanta or
Miami tend to follow large firm practices
by hosting a formal summer program, with
recruitment exclusively in the fall except for
a couple of slots for outstanding ILs. Other
medium-sized firms are less structured and
may recruit in the spring, fall or on an "as
needed" basis. Targeted mailings can prove
successful for these employers, who are not
as likely to visit campus.
Large law firms (100+ attorneys) recruit
second- and third-year students almost
exclusively in the fall for summer associates
through on-campus interviews and targeted
mailings. The law firm's second year sum-
mer program typically is used as a mecha-
nism for hiring new permanent associates.

Final Mile: The Florida Bar Exam
The Center for Career Services recently
offered a program on the Final Mile: The
Florida Bar Exam. For those unable to
attend, please be sure to stop by CCS to
obtain a copy of the handouts. Important
information includes:
Requirements for Admission to
The Florida Bar
Educational qualifications
Character & fitness assessment (accom-
plished by your application for admis-
sion to The Florida Bar)
Technical competence
Successful completion of The Florida
Bar examination including:
PART A Florida General Bar
Examination (a.m. essay and


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CAREER


p.m. multiple choice)
PART B Multistate Bar Exami-
nation (MBE)
PART C Multistate Profession-
al Responsibility Examination
(MPRE)
Application Conversion for Feb. 07 Exam
Be sure to include the following in your
application conversion packet that you
submit to the Florida Board of Bar Examin-
ers (FBBE):
Completed Form 1-A, Application for
Admission into the Florida General Bar
Examination that you have printed off and
had notarized (notaries available in Student
Affairs)
2-inch x 2-inch photo
Fingerprint card
$375 filing fee (if early applicant)
Remember that if an exam accommoda-
tion is needed, a supplemental application is
necessary. Also, if you will be using your per-
sonal laptop for the Florida essay portion, an
additional $100 non-refundable fee required.
Application Conversion after Feb. 07 Exam
The FBBE has a proposed rule change
pending before the Florida Supreme Court
that, if approved, will change the conversion
process to only require ONE application for
admission and to the exam.
The conversion process for those who
already submitted an application while a 1L
is unknown at this time. The proposal does
incorporate a six-month lead time to imple-
ment the new rules.
Florida Bar Exam Administration
The Florida Bar Exam is administered
twice every year on the last Tuesday and
Wednesday of each February and July.
Feb. 27-28, 2007, in Orlando (Nov 15,
2006 registration deadline) at the Rosen
Shingle Creek Resort
July 24-25, 2007, in Tampa (May 1,
2007 registration deadline) at the Tampa
Convention Center
Be sure to reserve your hotel six months
to one year early


George Selby isn't even sure how he
ended up as a lawyer-his father is a doc-
tor who thought his son had gone to "the
dark side"-but taking courses on basic
corporations and antitrust at UF Law
stimulated an interest in corporate law.
"It's interesting how careers can be
serendipitous," he said. "My antitrust law
professor suggested I apply for a position
with the U.S. Department of Justice
Antitrust Division through their honors
program. I was accepted and used that as
springboard first to a corporate practice
with a law firm in Washington, D.C., and
then to joining Motorola."
Selby found that the more he worked
with business, the more he enjoyed the
diversity of the experience. For those out
there just beginning their careers, he said,
consider that a corporate practice in-
volves virtually every area of law, which
provides for a rich range of potential
experiences.
"Over the course of my career, I have
handled everything from M&A to employ-
ee terminations, criminal investigations,


Multi-State Professional Respon-
sibility Exam (MPRE)
The Multi-State Professional responsibility
Exam (MPRE) may be taken prior to gradu-
ation from law school.
The National Conference of Bar Examin-
ers administers the exam, and registration
information and exam particulars are avail-
able at http://www.ncbex.org/.
The multiple-choice examination is
administered three times each year. The next
date the exam will be administered is Satur-
day, March 10, 2007, and applications must
be received by Jan. 30, 2007 (late application
receipt deadline is Feb. 15).
To ensure that taking the bar exam is a
once-in-a-lifetime experience, it is strongly


FDA regulatory
matters and inter-
national dispute
resolution," Selby
explained. "I've
had experience
in court and in
the boardroom.
The opportunity
to provide legal
advice and coun-
seling that shapes
a global business icon like Motorola has
been extremely satisfying."
Asked to name the hot legal issues in
corporate practice today, Selby doesn't
hesitate. The answer is compliance.
"For a publicly traded, major international
corporation like Motorola, the impact of
the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has been enor-
mous," he said. "The cost of compliance
is immense, but it pales in comparison to
the business risk if you don't do it right.
Motorola prides itself on its commitment
to business ethics."



recommended that you devote your full
attention to bar preparation and plan not to
work. Bar study loans are available for up to
12 months prior to graduation to pay bar
related expenses (see Financial Aid).

Important Note Regarding the
Georgia Bar Exam
In Georgia, an applicant must be certified
by the Georgia Board to determine fitness
of the bar applicant prior to the applicant
even filing the application to take the bar.
Therefore, the application deadline can be
five to seven months in advance of the bar
date, whereas in Florida an applicant can
have taken and passed the examination and
still be undergoing the background check.


FlaLaw 3


SPOTLIGHT

George Selby (JD 73), Corporate Vice

President, Law, Motorola Networks









CALENDAR

of Events


C,


Monday OCTOBER 30
* Advanced Registration for Spring 2007 term
begins
* UF School of Music presents the U.S. Army
Band Brass Quintet, 8 p.m., University
Auditorium
* Informational meeting on Cape Town Pro-
gram, noon, HOL 359


Tuesday OCTOBER 31
* Career Services Program: Small Firm Prac-
tice, noon, FDR
* Law School Republicans with U.S. Congress-
man Cliff Stearns, noon, HOL 180


i I


Monday NOVEMBER 6
* Academic Success Program, Ip.m., HOL 180
* UFPA presents Capitol Steps, 7:30 p.m.,
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing
Arts


Tuesday NOVEMBER 7
* Breakfast with the Dean, 8 a.m., FDR


Tuesday OCTOBER 24
* Symposium, "The Evolution of Constitu-
tional Courts in Latin America: Politi-
cal Implications," 3:30-5 p.m., FDR
* Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica Infor-
mational Meeting, noon, HOL 359
* Pizza with the Dean, noon, HOL 266


Wednesday NOVEMBER 8
* Gator volleyball vs. Mississippi, 7 p.m.,
Stephen C. O'Connell Center


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Wednesday OCTOBER 25
Career Services One Quick Question, 9:45-
11:15 a.m., Schott Courtyard
Career Services Program with ABA Section:
Employment & Labor Law, Pete Zinober,
Zinober & McCrea, PA., noon, 355D
Jacksonville Bar Luncheon, noon, Omni
Jacksonville
"Beat the Dawgs" Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m.,
River Club, Jacksonville
Roundtable Discussion on Estates & Trusts
Practice Certificate Program, 4 p.m., FDR


Wednesday NOVEMBER 1
* Career Services 1L Open House, 10 a.m. 2
p.m.
* UFPA presents U.S. Premiere Mark
O'Connor's Fiddle Celebration. 7:30 p.m.
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing
Arts















Thursday OCTOBER 26
* Speaker Series: Heidi Kitrosser, professor,
University of Minnesota Law, 11:30 a.m.,
HOL 345
* ILS International Professor Panel: Profes-
sors teaching international law discuss their
classes, requirements, and answer ques-
tions, noon, Room TBA
* Minority Mentoring Reception, 5:30-7 p.m.,
FDR
* Application Deadline for Spring 07 Conser-
vation Clinic



Thursday NOVEMBER 2
* Inaugural Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture
in Family Law: "Palmore Comes of Age:
The Place of Race in the Placement of
Children," presented by David Meyer,
University of Illinois College of Law, noon,
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom
* Speaker Series- Elizabeth Keating, Univer-
sity of Texas professor, noon, HOL 345




Thursday NOVEMBER 9
* Faculty Reception for John Tanner, Chief
Director, Civil Rights Division of the US
Dept. of Justice, 9 a.m., FDR
* The First Annual SWAMP JAM to benefit
the Lyrics for Life Foundation, featuring
Hootie & The Blowfish and Sister Hazel,
7:30 p.m., Stephen C. O'Connell Center
* American Constitution Society Tanner
Reception, 1 p.m., HOL 345


Friday OCTOBER 27
* Florida-Georgia Hulsey-Kimbrell Moot
Court Competition, 10:30 a.m., Federal
Courthouse, Jacksonville


Friday NOVEMBER 3
* Graduate Tax Enrichment Series presents
Emily Parker, partner at Thompson &
Knight, Dallas, 11 a.m., HOL 180
* Caribsa, 8 p.m., Curtis M. Phillips Center for
the Performing Arts


Sat./Sun OCTOBER 28/ 29
* Saturday, Gator football game vs. Georgia,
Alltell Stadium in Jacksonville, 3:30 p.m.


Sat./Sun NOVEMBER 4/5
Saturday, Gator football game vs. Vanderbilt,
Nashville, TN (Time TBA)


Sat./Sun NOVEMBER 11/12
SI* Saturday, Gator football game vs. South
Carolina, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
_ I ^ (Time TBA)


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BRIEFS

News & Events


Conservation Clinic
Reports on UF's
Sustainability
Curriculum
The UF Law Conservation Clinic was
commissioned by the Office of the
Provost to conduct a university-wide
review of UF's sustainability cur-
riculum, including courses, academic
programs and centers and institutes.
Third-year law student Brenda Ap-
pledorn (above, left) conducted the
review under the supervision of clinic
Director Tom Ankersen (above, right).
The review concluded that althoughuh
there are significant curricular gaps,
the University of Florida already has
a rich curriculum in courses that is
based in sustainability theory or re-
lates to sustainability principles, and
that rivals the curricula at peer and
other institutions which have formal-
ized their sustainability curricula into
interdisciplinary programs, including
graduate and undergraduate degree
programs, certificates and minors.
"The university should consider
creating a programmatic emphasis in
sustainability at both the undergradu-
ate and graduate level, and provide
additional strategic resources to
leverage its current curricula."
The Provost accepted the clinic's
report and directed the University
Sustainability Committee to develop
an implementation plan. Ankersen
was appointed as an ex-officio mem-
ber of the Committee.


Volunteers Sought to Observe
Election Process at Polls
The National Lawyers Guild Gaines-
ville/UF Chapters are recruiting law
students and attorneys to volunteer as
poll watchers on behalf of the Florida
Democratic Lawyer's Council. You will be
placed inside the polls during the election
to observe the election process on behalf
of the Florida Democratic Party. If you're
interested, send an email to alachuacoun-
tyfdlc@yahoo.com or call Shelbi Day at
(352) 271-8890.

Weyrauch Lecture Nov. 2
The Inaugural Weyrauch Distinguished
Lecture in Family Law, presented by the
Center on Children & Families, will take
place Thursday, Nov. 2, at noon in the
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom
with family law and constitutional scholar
David Meyer, Mildred Van Voorthis Jones
Faculty Scholar at the University of Illinois
College of Law. Meyer's lecture is titled
"Palmore Comes of Age: The Place of Race
in the Placement of Children."

Symposium on Constitutional
Courts in Latin America Oct. 24
A symposium, "The Evolution of Con-
stitutional Courts in Latin America: Politi-
cal Implications," will be held on Tuesday,
Oct. 24, 3:30-5 p.m. in the Faculty Din-
ing Room at the Levin College of Law.
Sponsored by the International Law
Society, Law & Policy in the Americas
Program, and the Spanish American Law
Student Association (SALSA), the sym-
posium will address the evolving role of
constitutional courts in Latin America and
their effects on politics in the region.
Case studies of Colombia, Costa Rica
and Peru will be presented, and panelists
include UF Law Professor Juan Perea, Dr.
Carlos Bernal of the Universidad Externa-
do de Colombia, and Dr. Bruce Wilson of
the University of Central Florida's Depart-
ment of Political Science.


BLSA Hosting Minority
Mentoring Reception Oct. 26
The Black Law Students Association
(BLSA) and the Josiah T. Walls Bar As-
sociation is hosting a Minority Mentoring
Reception on Thursday, Oct. 26, from
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Faculty Dining
Room. This event provides all students
with a great opportunity to network with
Gainesville attorneys. If you would like to
attend, please email uf_blsa@yahoo.com.

Trademark Law Moot Court
Tryouts Scheduled
Fall 2006 tryouts for the annual Saul
Lefkowitz Trademark Law Moot Court
Competition are here once again. Registra-
tion and the tryout competition pack-
age is on Westlaw's TWEN course page
under IPTLA Trademark Moot Court.
All entrants must have successfully passed
Trademark Law or be currently enrolled
in Trademark Law. Competition briefs are
due by Oct. 26. See the TWEN site for
more information or email IPTLA presi-
dent, Laura Momol, at momol@ufl.edu.

Estates & Trusts Careers
Roundtable Discussion Oct. 25
The Estates & Trusts Practice Certificate
Program will hold a roundtable discussion
about the program and career-related is-
sues Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. in the
Faculty Dining Room. Participants will
discuss non-traditional careers and strate-
gies, and pizza will be served.

Apply for Conservation Clinic
Students who have reached their 4th
semester and have an interest in environ-
mental and land use law should apply for
the Conservation Clinic by Oct. 26. En-
rollment is limited to 12 students. A clinic
description and applications are available
at http://conservation.law.ufl.edu (click on
academics). Contact clinic Director Tom
Ankersen at (352) 273-0835 or ankersen@
law.ufl.edu for more information.


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Hammel a Student and an Entrepreneur


Continued fom page 1
"I would work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Capital, and then from 5 p.m.
to midnight I would work as a bellman at the Doubletree Hotel," he
said. "My friends from college would ask me, 'Andre, what are you
doing working as a bellboy?'"
But Hammel, who is 6 feet 5 inches tall, had a plan. He saved his
money to start a real estate investment company Hammel Solomon
Tyler Holdings Property. The company invests in urban communities
and troubled neighborhoods where housing is typically in disrepair.
Hammel bought his first property in the fall of 2004, and has since
acquired nine other units in Tallahassee, Gainesville and Atlanta.
"Most landlords don't care about these places or take care of them,"
he said in a deep voice that is surprisingly soft-spoken. "We do."
According to American Bar Association standards, law students are
not allowed to have jobs as first-year law students, so Hammel hired
property managers to take care of his investments when he began law
school last fall. With business obligations looked after, he decided to
do something for the Gainesville community. He started the Caring
and Sharing Mentoring Project, which in its first year paired 70 law
students with elementary school students.
Hammel's peers took notice of his dedication, as well as his humil-
ity, in his first year as a law student and selected him as one of three
Students of the Year. Most students are chosen in their third-year as


law students. Hammel believes anyone who had created that type of
program would have received the award.
"It's humbling and scary" Hammel said of his award. "Some of these
students are on a superior level academically, and I'm just average. It is
empowering when people say they see these good things in me, but I'm
not sure if I see them in myself."
What Hammel doesn't have is a plan to slow down anytime soon.
This past summer he expanded his business to include a waste-man-
agement company, EAT Waste and Hauling, which he started after
realizing it would be more cost efficient to own his own dumpsters for
use during property renovation, rather than renting them. As a second-
year law student he is allowed to work up to 20 hours per week, but
he hopes to hire a secretary using money from grants so he can better
balance school and work.
After law school, Hammel hopes to grow his business and increase
his public service using whatever platform is available. He believes UF
Law has helped him develop as a person and as a student, and brought
him closer to reaching his goals.
"My whole thought process has been enhanced and developed at UF
Law," Hammel said. "I've learned so much from my professors and my
peers. It's a training ground and a great place for a legal education."


Take a Little Mental Health Quiz


-By Resource Counselor Whitney F. Nobles
Have you ever read one of those magazines that asks you to
"take a quiz" to find out if you are having boyfriend problems,
or if you are a needy person? Well I am providing for you the
opportunity to take a mental health quiz to find out how you are
doing and handling life situations. Note that this is not a formal
mental status exam, and most of it should be taken with a grain of
salt. However, if you notice that many or some of these questions
apply to you, then you have the opportunity to come talk to me or
another mental health professional about your concerns. So here
we go!
Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep?
Do you feel that your eating habits have changed or become
abnormal?
Are there days when it is difficult to get out of bed?
Do you ever have thoughts of harm to yourself or others?
Do you feel that life is "enveloping" you?
Do you get nervous or have a racing heart beat when you think
of all you have to do?
Do you ever have trouble staying focused on one topic or pay-
ing attention in class?
Have you ever lied to your friends or family about the amount
that you drink?


Do you feel that you will never
live up to other's expectations of
you?
Do you ever have racing thoughts
or feel that life is overwhelming?
Can you remember the last time
you took a day off?
*Do you ever feel like giving up
or have lasting moments of self-
doubt?
At the risk of sounding cliche, if
you answered yes to three or more of
these questions consider talking to
someone about how you are doing. Nobles
No matter how hard we try or think we are weak for
having life difficulties, other people struggle to manage what life
has given them as well.
Don't feel embarrassed to ask for help, it could make a huge dif-
ference in your happiness and levels of success. Feel free to stop by
my office Monday-Wednesday or make an appointment. My office
is located in Student Affairs and my e-mail address is Wnobles2@
law.ufl.edu. Have a great week and remember to take time for
yourself


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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


Clifford Jones
Associate in Law Research, Center for Gov-
ernmental Responsibility
* Presented paper, "The Second Devolution
of European Competition Law: The Political
Economy of Antitrust Enforcement Under a 'More
Economic Approach,"' to the 25th Conference
on New Political Economy, hosted by the Center
for the Study of Law and Economics, University
of the Saarland, Saarbruecken, Germany, Oct.
12-14.

Paul Magnarella
Affiliate Professor; Professor of Criminology
and Law; Affiliate Professor of Anthropology,
African Studies, and European Union Studies
* Published "The Hutu-Tutsi Conflict in Rwanda,"
in Perspectives on Contemporary Ethnic Conflict
(S.C. Saha, ed.) New York/Oxford: Lexington
Books,2006, pp. 107-131.

Elizabeth Rowe
Assistant Professor
* Roundtable panelist, "Current Issues in Trade
Secret Law Workshop," sponsored by The
Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Boalt
Hall School of Law, Oct. 13.
* Presented "Saving Trade Secret Disclosures
On the Internet Through Sequential Preserva-
tion," University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall
School of Law, Intellectual Property Scholarship
Seminar, Oct. 12.
* Presented "Foreshadowing Litigation: Empha-
sis on Patenting Could Mean New Intellectual
Property Related Employment Disputes for
Universities," at Closing in On Open Science:
Trends in Intellectual Property and Scientific Re-
search Symposium, University of Maine School
of Law, Sept. 29.

Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair; Affiliate Professor
of Psychiatry; Adjunct Professor, University of
South Florida Mental Health Institute;
Associate Director, Center on Children and
Families
* Merck Visiting Scholar at Seton Hall Law School
the week of Oct. 15. He gave a faculty workshop
entilted "Dangerousness and Expertise,"
delivered a public lecture, entitled "The Criminal
Justice System as a Public Health System,"
gave a faculty workshop at Villanova Law School
entitled "Preventive Justice," and taught a class
in Mental Health Law at Seton Hall.


In the News

George R. "Bob" Dekle
Legal Skills Professor; Director, Criminal Law
Clinic-Prosecution
* The Ledger, Oct. 13. Quoted in an article about
convicted mass-murderer Nelson Serrano's
penalty trial and attempts to restrict the emo-
tion of witnesses' testimonies.

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky
Professor, UF Research Foundation Professor
. Technology Daily, Oct. 12. Quoted in a story
about a Florida woman who was awarded
$11.3 million in a defamation lawsuit against a
Louisiana woman who posted messages on a
Web log accusing her of being a "crook," a "con
artist" and a "fraud."

Joseph W. Little
Professor; Alumni Research Scholar
. St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 16. Quoted in story
on defrocked county judge Elizabeth "Betsey"
Hapner, who is seeking office nine years after
being removed from the bench by the Florida
Supreme Court for abandoning her law practice
and neglecting her clients to run for office; lying
to get an injunction against her estranged hus-
band; and repeatedly missing court-imposed
deadlines, then misrepresenting why she had.

Christopher Peterson
Associate Professor
* Daily Sundial, Oct. 16. Mentioned in an article
in the paper of California State University,
where his research partner in predatory lend-
ing, Steven M. Graves, teaches.

Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
Professor
* USA Today, Oct. 14. Quoted in an article that
looks at the increasing number of rulings in
favor of grandparents seeking more time with
their grandchildren.

Danaya Wright
Professor
* Palm Beach Post, Oct. 15. Quoted in an article
about the children of a deceased man whose
children are frustrated because of a loophole
law that allows widows to reside in a house
after the death of their husbands even if the
house is not willed to them.