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 Briefs: news and events
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Table of Contents
    New family law lecture series honor Professor Weyrauch
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
    Career spotlight
        Page 3
    Calendar of events
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Briefs: news and events
        Page 6
    David Meyer to deliver inaugural lecture
        Page 7
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 8
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VOL. 10, NO. 10 October 30,2006
VOL. 10, NO. 10 October 30, 2006

New Family Law Lecture Series

Honors Professor Weyrauch

The inaugural Weyrauch Distinguished
Lecture in Family Law, presented by the Cen-
ter on Children and Families, will be held
Thursday, Nov. 2, at noon in the Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial Classroom.
Named in honor of
Professor Walter O.
Weyrauch, internation-
ally known for his work
in foreign and family
law, this year's lecture
will feature speaker
David Meyer of the
University of Illinois, a
leading scholar in fam-
ily law and constitu- Wevrauch. right. with D

A group of Levin College of Law students
under the direction of former Florida Supreme
Court Justice Ben F Overton has prepared an
analysis of six proposed amendments to the
state's constitution and made the results of their
work available online.
The 26-page presentation is available through
a link on the college's website, www.law.ufl.edu.
The 16 students
are enrolled in the
Florida Con-
stitutional Law
Seminar course
taught by Overton,
who retired as chief
justice after 25
years on the state's
highest court and
is now an adjunct
professor at the law

ean R

tional law. Meyer's lecture is titled "Palmore
Comes of Age: The Place of Race in the
Placement of Children."
"We are delighted that our colleague
Walter Weyrauch has agreed to allow the
Center on Children
and Families to name
an annual lecture in
his honor," said UF
Law Professor Barbara
Bennett Woodhouse,
David H. Levin Chair
in Family Law and di-
rector of the Center on
Children and Families.
obert Jerry Continued on page 7

The document is intended by the student
authors as a non-partisan and objective presen-
tation of the materials, and includes:
Title of each amendment as it appears on
the ballot
Present constitutional provisions affected
Ballot summary
Full text of the proposed amendments
Sponsors of the legislative or initiative
Brief commentary on each proposed
Notable supporters and opponents
"We have compiled a great resource for the
law school and the citizens of Florida," said
Will Sexton, a third year law student and the
project's student editor.
"Our project will hopefully help to explain
the complex and, at times, confusing Amend-
ments that will appear on the November 7th

He Shoots, He Scores!
Florida Basketball Ad Shot at
UF's Levin College of Law

University of Florida basketball play-
ers Lee Humphrey and Sha Brooks,
pictured above, recently brought their
game to the Rare Book Room at the
Levin College of Law to shoot a com-
mercial that will air on local television
stations in the near future.
The commercial begins with Hum-
phrey and Brooks dutifully doing their
homework. Brooks then reaches over
to her notebook and rips out a piece
of paper. Quickly crumpling the paper
into a ball, Brooks shows off her
basketball shooting form and sinks it
into a nearby garbage can.
Spying her, Humphrey takes the
challenge and responds by making a
shot one of his own. A shooting battle
ensues until UF Women's Basketball
Coach Carolyn Peck opens the door,
causing Humphrey and Brooks to rush
back to their seats and try to convince
Coach Peck that they're really study-
ing very hard.
At the end of the commercial, Coach
Peck walks away with the garbage
can-giving the players a look that
indicates she knew all along that they
were fooling around.

UF Levin College of Law
The Foundation for The Gator Nation

Students' Analysis of Proposed

Constitutional Amendments Online

I I ea



AFL-CIO Lawyers
Coordinating Committee
Minority Outreach
The AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating
Committee Minority Outreach Program is
designed to introduce minority law stu-
dents to the practice of labor law and to
the labor community by providing summer
clerkship opportunities with participating
firms and union legal departments.
Students with a demonstrated interest in
labor law, as well as those students who
may be interested in the field, are encour-
aged to participate in the program. To
apply to the participating firm, obtain the
list from CCS and then directly contact
the firms with inquiries or applications,
referencing the "LCC Minority Outreach
Program" in all correspondence.

Upcoming Deadlines
Oct. 31 -Nov. 30, 2006
* Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation,
Office of General Counsel, Summer Law
Clerkships 2Ls (Oct. 31)
* U.S. Dept. of State, 3Ls 3-Year New
Attorney Program in Office of the Legal
Adviser (Civil) & 2Ls paid summer intern
program (Nov. 1)
* U.S. Supreme Court 2007-2008 Fellows
Program for graduates (Nov. 13)
* Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of
Consumer Protection, Summer 2007 Law
Clerk Program for 2Ls (Nov. 15)
* Securities & Exchange Commission 2007
SEC Business Associates Program JD/MBA
(Nov. 16)
* U.S. Dept. of Defense, Honors Legal Intern-
ship Program 2L, paid (Nov. 20)
* U.S. Dept. Of Health & Human Services
Office of Counsel to the Inspector General,
Paid Summer Intern Program for 2Ls (Nov.

Florida Ranks No. 5 Nationally in
Entry-Level Legal Positions
The NALP publication, Jobs &JDs, Class
of2005, provides valuable employment and
salary data. For example, it shows that Florida
ranked fifth in terms of the number of entry-
level legal positions gained within the state,
even finishing ahead of Washington, D.C.
A total of 1,877 new law graduates began
their careers in Florida, of which 75.8% of
the jobs went to graduates of Florida's law
schools. New York tops the list with 4,445
positions obtained in New York. Califor-
nia comes in second with 4,067 in-state
positions. Texas is third with 2,204 in-state
positions, while Illinois is fourth with 1,959
new legal positions.
If you plan to leave Florida upon gradua-
tion, the chart would provide a good refer-
ence point to determine the states that hire
the largest number of out-of-state graduates
such as Virginia, Delaware, Washington,
D.C., Michigan, Indiana, Vermont, New
Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Gainesville Has Lowest Salaries
Across Florida
Jobs &JDs, Class of2005 also lists the
mean starting salaries by city for law firm jobs
taken by recent graduates, as follows:
1. $80,488-Miami
2. $72,778-Naples
3. $68,941-Orlando
4. $67,299-Tampa
5. $64,609-Coral Gables
6. $64,571-West Palm Beach
7. $63,714-Pensacola
8. $62,752-Ft. Lauderdale
9. $59,700-Tallahassee
10. $59,608-Jacksonville
11. $59,400-Sarasota
12. $58,214-Daytona Beach
13. $57,500-Ft. Myers
14. $57,083-St. Petersburg
15. $55,833-Clearwater
16. $53,500-Lakeland
17. $52,923-Boca Raton
18. $51,550-Hollywood
19. $46,658-Plantation
20. $38,800-Gainesville

The mean entry-level salary for Atlanta
firms was $92,847 and for Washington, D.C.

How the Grads Found Their Job
For those graduates who received their
offer of employment after graduation, the
most common sources of employment were
described as:
28.8% a result of a targeted mailing
or other self-initiated contact with the
20.1% a referral by a business colleague,
professor, friend, or relative
19.8% a response to a job posting listed
by their career services office
If you wish job search assistance or cover
letter or resume review, please schedule an
appointment with one of Career Services
knowledgeable, attorney counselors.

Employment Advisory to
While gaining legal experience provides a
meaningful way to enrich your legal educa-
tion and enhance your legal credentials, it
is critical that law students recognize that
there are limits to the work they legally can
perform without violating the Florida Bar
Rules prohibiting the unlicensed practice of
law. Law students and law graduates, yet to
be sworn in to the bar, may not practice law
nor provide legal advice.
Chapter 10 of the Rules Regulating The
Florida Bar regulates the unlicensed prac-
tice of law. These rules caution that while
nonlawyers can "engage in limited oral
communications...reasonably necessary to
elicit factual information ... to assist a person
in the completion of blanks on a legal form
approved by the Supreme Court of Florida...
and inform the person how to file the form,
the nonlawyer preparer/assistant must
include on the document a signed, written
disclosure as stated in Florida Bar Rule 10-
A law student or law graduate who is
certified by the Supreme Court of Florida
as a certified legal intern (CLI) pursuant
to Chapter 11 of the Rules Regulating The

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Florida Bar, may represent certain individuals
in limited circumstances while performing
under the supervision of a Florida licensed
attorney in good standing. The only mecha-
nism for becoming a CLI is to register for and
participate in certain clinical programs offered
by the University of Florida Levin College of
The Florida Bar possesses the author-
ity to investigate UPL (Unlicensed Practice
of Law) complaints and to prosecute these
cases. Please ask before you act. The Florida
Bar's UPL Division can be reached at (850)
561-5840 or check with your professor about
whether an act you are considering would
constitute the unlicensed practice of law.

Thank you Ruden McClosky-3rd
Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic
a Huge Success
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of
the law firm of Ruden McClosky, UF Law
students enjoyed free bus transportation to
attend the picnic in Hialeah, Florida, on
Saturday, Oct. 21. In a casual, fun-filled
atmosphere, students networked, met their
mentors and interacted with prominent
Florida attorneys and judges.

Orlando & Tampa Public Defender
Career Forums
Robert Wesley, Public Defender for
Florida's Ninth Judicial Circuit, is hosting
the second career forum in Orlando on Nov.
17 for 2Ls and 3Ls, certified legal interns
and members of The Florida Bar to discover
firsthand the benefits of pursuing a career in
public service and talk with hiring officials.
Those unable to attend and who are interested
in either Summer 2007 internship or assistant
public defender position, should forward their
resume to Angie Sharkey, Law Offices of Mr.
Robert Wesley, 435 North Orange Avenue,
Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32801 or by email at
Julianne M. Holt, Public Defender for the
13th Judicial Circuit, 700 East Twiggs Street,
Tampa, FL 33602, is hosting a career fair on
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007. All interested appli-
cants should visit their website to apply online


Richard D. Anderson (JD 90), Senior Vice

President & General Counsel, PGA Tour

How did you come to concentrate on
business law?
During law school, I thought I wanted to be
a litigator. It wasn't until my first summer
clerkship that I learned business lawyers were
not just drafters, but integrally involved in
structuring and negotiating deals. That was
very appealing to me.
How have you been able to influence
the direction of your company?
Fortunately, lawyers in this company are well-
thought of and function as integral members
of each business unit. We constantly influence
the direction of our company by providing input
on a broad spectrum of issues in their earliest
stages. Perhaps for this reason, we have
an incredibly small amount of litigation for a
company our size.
How are your duties and responsibili-
ties different from what you
I was originally hired as the TOUR's intellec-
tual property counsel and my duties expanded
beyond that title within the first two years.
The biggest surprise and one of the duties

at http://pdl3.state.fl.us/ or fax their resume
and cover letter to (813) 277-0841 by Dec. 1.

Florida Bar Foundation Summer
Fellowship for 1L and 2Ls
Would you like to gain hands-on experience
this summer in legal service sites throughout
Florida, receive a stipend and possibly a
housing contribution? Then be sure to apply
for a Florida Bar Foundation Summer Fellow-
ship before Jan. 22, 2007.
Opportunities are available to work on
impact litigation or to provide direct services
to underrepresented individuals such as the
homeless, migrant farm workers, refugees and
asylees, the elderly, prisoners, the mentally ill
or disabled, children and juveniles, victims of

I find most enjoyable is the facilitation of
internal company relations. We have many
disparate groups (such as competitions, player
relations, public relations/communications,
television, marketing, etc.) that must function
collectively, but often their interests are not
aligned. I help find common ground.

domestic violence, and low income indi-
viduals on legal issues concerning education,
immigration, post-conviction relief, fam-
ily, housing, employment, public benefits,
consumer and domestic violence. Typically
30 1L & 2Ls will be selected for full-time,
11-week Summer Fellowships and receive
stipends of $5,000 (1Ls) and $6,000 (2Ls).
Program brochures, application forms and the
listing of program placement descriptions are
available in the Center for Career Services.

Blanket Drive for the Homeless
The Center for Career Services is again
sponsoring a blanket drive for the homeless.
Please drop off blankets in the box outside
the CCS office.

FlaLaw 3


of Events

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

* Academic Success Program, 1 p.m., HOL
* UFPA presents Capitol Steps, 7:30 p.m.,
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing

Tuesday OCTOBER 31
* Career Services Program: Small Firm Prac-
tice, noon, FDR
* Law School Republicans with U.S. Con-
gressman Cliff Stearns, noon, HOL 180
* Informational meeting on Cape Town pro-
gram, noon, HOL 359

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

Tuesday NOVEMBER 14
* Tuesday classes canceled; Friday classes meet

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

Wednesday NOVEMBER 8
* Gator volleyball vs. Mississippi, 7 p.m.,
Stephen C. O'Connell Center
* American Constitution Society "Food for
Thought" Lecture Series with UF Law Pro-
fessor Kenneth Nunn, "Race, Racism, and
Affirmative Action," noon, HOL 345

Wednesday NOVEMBER 15
* UF Health Center giving flu shots, 9-11
a.m., FDR

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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
* Clara Gehan Association for Women Law-
yers Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Tapas 12

Thursday NOVEMBER 9
* Faculty Reception for John Tanner, Chief
Director, Civil Rights Division of the U.S.
Dept. of Justice, 9 a.m., FDR
* American Constitution Society Fall Keynote
Lecture with John Tanner, noon, 180A
* Guest reception for John Tanner, faculty and
staff, 1 p.m., HOL 345

Thursday NOVEMBER 16
* Speaker Series- Marcus Cole, Stanford
professor of law and scholar on bankruptcy,
corporate reorganization and venture capi-
tal, noon, HOL 345
* UFPA presents Orquestra de Sao Paulo with
Antonio Meneses, 7:30 p.m., Curtis M. Phil-
lips Center for the Performing Arts

* 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

Friday NOVEMBER 10
* Gator men's basketball vs. Samford Univer-
sity, 8 p.m., Stephen C. O'Connell Center


Friday NOVEMBER 17
* Speaker Series- Jane Winn, director of the
Shidler Center for Law, Commerce and
Technology, University ofWashington Law
School, noon, HOL 345
* Book Award Ceremony, 2 p.m., HOL 345
* Graduate Tax Enrichment Series Mark
Prater, Chief of Staff Senate Finance
Comm. Majority, 11 a.m., HOL 180

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

Sat./Sun NOVEMBER 11/12
* Saturday, Gator football game vs. South
Carolina, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
(Time TBA)
* Sunday, Gator volleyball vs. Mississippi
State, 1:30 p.m., Stephen C. O'Connell

Sat./Sun NOVEMBER 18/19
* Saturday, Gator football game vs. Western
Carolina, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
(Time TBA)
* Sunday, Gator volleyball vs. Kentucky, 1:30
p.m., O'Connell Center
* Sunday, UFPA presents Anonymous 4 with
Darol Anger and Scott Nygaard's "Long
Time Traveling," 4 p.m., University Audito-

FlaLaw 5


News & Events

Symposium Examines
Constitutional Courts
in Latin America

Dr. Bruce Wilson of the University
of Central Florida's department of
political science (pictured, above
left) discusses his research on
Costa Rica during an Oct. 24 sym-
posium, "The Evolution of Consti-
tutional Courts in Latin America:
Political Implications," in the
Faculty Dining 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 symposium addressed
the evolving role of constitutional
courts in Latin America and their
effects on politics in the region.
In addition to Costa Rica, case
studies on Peru and Columbia were
presented and discussed by Wilson,
and fellow panelists, UF Law Pro-
fessor Juan Perea (pictured, above
center), and Dr. Carlos Bernal of the
Universidad Externado de Colombia
(pictured, above right).

UF Law Honor Committee
Congratulates New Members
The Levin College of Law Honor
Committee would like to congratulate its
newest members: Gloria Bowens (2L), Kay
Lennon (2L), Paul Lewis (3L), Patrick Far-
rah (1L), and David Karp (1L).
The current executive board of the com-
mittee consists of Bryon Carroll, chair-
man; Christine Garcia, vice-chair; Todd
Rich, communications director; and Hema
Persad, secretary.
The student members of the committee
include Lauren Cooney, Andre Hammel,
Susan Warner, Tashiba Robinson, Jes-
sica Lillesand, Adam Josephs, and Jordan
The faculty advisors are Teresa J. Reid
Rambo, senior legal skills professor;
Margaret Temple-Smith, senior legal skills
professor; and Rachel E. Inman, associate
dean for students.
For more information on the Honor
Committee visit its website: http://www.

Professor Flournoy Seeks
Research Assistant
Professor Alyson Craig Flournoy, direc-
tor of the Environmental and Land Use
Program and a UF research Foundation
professor, is looking for a research assistant
for approximately 10 hours per week
beginning immediately and continuing
through the spring semester.
The student will assist with background
research and some administrative work
related to a project focused on integrat-
ing recent science and technology into
environmental law.
The work will involve assisting in prepa-
rations for a meeting of academics on this
topic in March and some work assisting in
writing grant proposals for the project.
Interested students should send a
resume to flournoy@law.ufl.edu by Friday,
Nov. 3.

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.

Feed 'Nessie' Thanksgiving
Food Drive Starts Nov. 6
Phi Delta Phi is conducting its 2nd
annual Feed 'Nessie' Thanksgiving Food
Drive in the west entrance to the law
school. -

Please bring
able food,
blankets and
clothing to the
table, near
the "Nessie"

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artwork (the
with the "I'm
Nessie" sign).
The food
drive, to benefit St. Francis House, starts
Monday, Nov. 6, and continues through
Thursday, Nov. 16.
For more information contact Nathan
Skop at skop@ufl.edu.

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

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David Meyer to Deliver Inaugural Lecture

Continued from page 1
"For 40 years, Walter has made his mark as a teacher, scholar and role
model of intellectual vigor and creativity to hundreds if not thousands
of students at UE We are proud to have the lecture series named after
such a distinguished and admired colleague."
A reception in the Schott Courtyard will follow the lecture.
Weyrauch came to the United States from Germany in 1952 and
joined the UF law faculty in 1957 as an associate professor of law. To-
day, he is a distinguished professor of law and Stephen C. O'Connell
Chair at the law school, honorary professor of law at Johann Wolfgang
Goethe Universitit in Frankfurt, Germany, and editor of the American
Journal of Comparative Law.
Weyrauch has taught business organizations, comparative law,
conflict of laws, contracts, family law, law and society, legal counseling
and philosophy, multinational corporate enterprise and autonomous
informal lawmaking. He has been honored with the Golden Doctor
Diploma from the University of Frankfurt Faculty of Law, the Florida
Blue Key Distinguished Faculty Award, and the Legislative Profes-
sional Excellence Program Award. He was named Teacher of the Year
in 1984.
Weyrauch has authored numerous books, including Gypsy Law:

Romani Legal Traditions and Culture (2001), and co-authored the text
for his family law course, Cases and Materials on Family Law: Legal
Concepts and Changing Human Relationships. His 50-plus monographs,
articles and review essays have been published in the Stanford Law Re-
view, Florida Law Review, Yale Law Journal, University of Chicago Law
Review and American Journal of Comparative Law, among others.
Meyer's recent articles have appeared in the University of Chicago
Legal Forum, Minnesota Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and the Van-
derbiltLaw Review, among other journals. He is a frequent participant
in symposia and conferences and has presented papers in Europe,
Canada, and throughout the United States.
Meyer received his B.A. in History with highest honors and his
J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan, where he
also served as editor-in-chief of the LMIz'l/g. a Law Review. He clerked
for Judge Harry T Edwards on the United States Court of Appeals
for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Byron R. White on the United States
Supreme Court. He also served as a Legal Advisor to the Iran-United
States Claims Tribunal in The Hague and practiced law in Washing-
ton, D.C., and Chicago before joining the Illinois faculty in 1996.

UF Moot Court Team Takes Regional

Honors, Advances in National Competition
The Levin College of Law's Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Barrios, Civin, Grant, and Tafur will represent the UF Moot
Court Team turned in an impressive performance Oct. 21 at the Court Team and the Southeast Region at The Thomas Tang Na-
regional competition for The Thomas Tang National Moot Court tional Moot Court Competition, which takes place Nov. 9-12 in
Competition held at American University's Washington College of conjunction with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Associa-
Law in Washington, D.C. tion Annual Convention in Philadelphia.
Team members Beau Baker, The UF Moot Court would
Brad Barrios, Gina Civin, like to thank Professors Joseph
Vanessa Grant, Elizabeth Paulk, Little, Michael Siebecker, Leanne
and Veronica Tafur, went head Pflaum, Mary Adkins, David
to head with moot court teams Hudson, Pedro Malavet, Juan
throughout the southeast at the Perea, Patricia Thomson, and
competition. Henry Wihnyk, who volunteered
UF Moot Court members their time to ensure the success at
argued a case involving the REAL the competition.
ID Act of 2005 and the Conven- The Thomas Tang National
tion Against Torture. Grant and Moot Court Competition honors
Tafur, coached by Paul Sodhi and the late Judge Thomas Tang, a
Chris Dix, were named the over- champion of individual rights,
all winner of the competition. UF Moot Court Team members at the Oct. 21 regional competition an advocate for the advancement
Barrios and Civin, coached by Nava Ben-Avraham and Natalia of minority attorneys, and an ardent supporter of the National
Medina, received second place overall and Best Brief. Baker and Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Teams from throughout
Paulk, coached by Kimberly Chamberlin and Alissa Lugo, received the country participate in the competition, with winners and run-
sixth place overall. ners-up from the six regional competitions meeting in the finals.

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* Stuart R. Cohn, Associate
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* Michael K. Friel, Associate Dean &
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& Activities

Alyson Flournoy
Professor; Director of Environmental and Land
Use Law Program; UF Research Foundation
* Received $17,500 SNRE seed-funding grant for
her proposal, "Next Generation Environmental
Law: Incorporating Experience, Science, and
Technology to Develop Sustainable Environmen-
tal Laws." The purpose of the grant is to facilitate
the development of a major grant proposal
through support of preliminary research and
organizing a symposium at UF.

Thomas Hurst
Professor; Sam T. Dell Research Scholar
* Presented paper, "Hedge Funds: The Need for
Further Regulation" at the Cambridge Sym-
posium on Economic Crime at Jesus College,
Cambridge, England.

Michelle S. Jacobs
* Published article "Loyalty's Reward-A Felony
Conviction: Recent Prosecutions of High-Status
Female Offenders," 33 Fordham Urban L. J. 843
(March 2006).

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 Miklasze-
wska ed.) Krakow, Poland: The Jagiellonian
University Press, (2006).

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 Adoles-
cent Research and Evaluation (ICARE)
* Took part 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

George R. "Bob" Dekle
Legal Skills Professor; Director, Criminal Law
* St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 20. Quoted in an

article about the numerous measures attorneys
like those representing alleged cop killer
Alfredie Steele Jr. go through to effectively
represent their client.

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky
Professor, UF Research Foundation Professor
* Long Island Business News, Oct. 20. Quoted
in an article about the first plaintiff, Atlanta at-
torney Rafe Banks, awarded damages in a libel
suit against a blogger.
* Lawyers USA, Oct. 23. Quoted in an article
about the increasing amount of libel lawsuits
brought against bloggers.
* P2PNet.net. Oct. 11. Quoted in an article about
the $11.3 million in damages awarded to a
Florida woman who filed a libel suit against a
Louisiana woman who posted defamatory com-
ments on a blog.

Diane H. Mazur
* MonstersandCritics.com, Oct. 23. Commented
on U.S. General Caldwell's statements, which
implied that the recent rise in Iraqi insurgent
violence was linked to midterm elections. She
said the statements crossed over the line into
political partisanship.
* United Press International, Oct. 23. Quoted
in a story on comments by Brig. Gen. Wil-
liam Caldwell, a U.S. military spokesman in
Baghdad, who said one reason why violence
in Iraq is up was the midterm elections, Mazur
said, "In my opinion, Gen. Caldwell's statement
crosses over the line into political partisanship."

Jon L. Mills
Professor, Director of Center for
Governmental Responsibility
* Orlando Sentinel, Oct. 2. Quoted in a story
about possible illegality of proposed amend-
ments to Seminole County's constitution, which
have come under criticism, even from members
of the commission that drafted them.

Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair; Affiliate Professor
of Psychiatry
* St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 24. Quoted in story
on Danny Rolling, he said his execution should
not dissipate concerns over the major flaws in
the system. "It's going to continue as busi-
ness as usual with very few executions, partly
because ... there are legitimate concerns about
who deserves to be put to death."