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 Briefs: news and events
 Moot court wins
 Scholarship and activities


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Table of Contents
    UF moot court team defeats Georgia for third straight year
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
    Career spotlight
        Page 3
    Calendar of events
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Briefs: news and events
        Page 6
    Moot court wins
        Page 7
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 8
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VOL. 10, NO. November 6,2006
VOL. 10, NO. 11 November 6, 2006

UF Moot Court Team Defeats

Georgia for Third Straight Year

The University of Florida's Levin College of
Law Moot Court Team took home the trophy
for the third consecutive year in the annual
Florida-Georgia Hulsey-Kimbrell Moot Court
Competition with the
University of Georgia
School of Law, held
on Friday, Oct. 27, in
the Court of Appeals
at the Federal Court-
house in Jacksonville.
UF Law students
Gretchen Lehman and
John Rains defeated
Georgia Law students
Chad Armstrong
and Shalanna Pirtle. Pictured from left, Lehmar

The University of Florida Trial Team con-
tinued its success at the St. John's University
Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute National
Civil Rights Trial Competition last weekend,
taking second place. UF has dominated the
competition over the last four years, twice tak-
ing first place honors and finishing second the
other two years.
The UF team con-
sisted of Scott Barnes
and Shanese Rivera
(for the plaintiffs) and
Oshia Gainer and
Kemay Jackson (for the
defense). They were
coached by Stacy Scott
and Josh Silverman.
The case dealt with
a civil rights section
1983 claim under title
VII. The team argued Pictured from left, Jack

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son, G

Lehman and Rains were coached by fellow
moot court team members, Mike Hargett and
Scott Bowman.
"I feel wonderful," Lehman said afterward.
"We were up against
a very formidable op-
ponent. Georgia was
excellent, and we're very
proud of what we did."
Five senior U.S.
district judges from
Florida and Georgia
presided over the
competition, includ-
ing Judge Anthony A.
Alaimo (presiding) of
ns, and Bowman. Continued on page 7

both sides of a case in which a former police
officer claimed that a department policy had a
discriminating effect on pregnant police offi-
cers. UF defeated teams from Pace Law School
and Catholic University of America Colum-
bus School of Law in the preliminary rounds
before besting a team from Southwestern Law
School in the semifinals.
The team's efforts
SM to defend its title
i.1Z from 2005 fell just
short in the final
round when it lost
51-49 to Brooklyn
Law School. The
competition drew
teams from 16 law
schools, including
Temple University,
New York University,
ainer, Rivera, and Barnes. and Fordham.

No Smoking
Please Put Your Cigarette Butts
in Plastic Cactus Receptacles

Everyone is reminded that smoking is
prohibited in law school facilities or
within 50 feet of law school build-
ings. This includes the courtyard and
walkways between buildings.
If you do smoke outside the law
school, please choose a spot outside
areas nonsmokers must pass to enter
or exit buildings.
This is more than an aesthetic
concern: cigarette smoke can cause
serious problems for people with al-
lergies and other health issues.
In spite of rules prohibiting smoking,
cigarette butts are commonly found
on the grounds of the UF Law cam-
pus. To help alleviate this unsightly
problem, plastic receptacles like the
one pictured above have been placed
near the various entrances to the
school. Smokers who enter the cam-
pus with cigarettes are encouraged to
use the receptacles and help keep the
campus clean.

UF Levin College of Law
The Foundation for The Gator Nation

Trial Team Continues Success in

National Civil Rights Competition




- Small Firms: The Largest Law
Firm Employment Segment
Uncomina Deadlines

Nov. 13- Dec. 15, 2006

* 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. Department of Defense, Honors Legal
Internship Program 2L, paid (Nov. 20)

* U.S. Department of Health & Human
Services Office of Counsel to the Inspector
General, Paid Summer Intern Program for
2Ls (Nov. 30)

* Securities & Exchange Commission,
2007 Advanced Commitment Program
for 3Ls, LLM & JD/MBA (Dec. 1)

*Department of Justice Legal Internship
Program for 1Ls (Dec. 1)

* Colorado Public Defender, Summer
Legal Internships for 2Ls (Dec. 1)

* Sacramento County District Attorney's
Office, Summer Law Intern Program
for 2Ls (Dec. 1)

* Securities & Exchange Commission,
2007 Summer Honors Business Pro-
gram for JD/MBA who have completed
first year of MBA, (Dec. 8)

* Orange County (Orlando) Attorney's Of-
fice, Paid Summer Clerkship Program
2Ls & 3Ls (Dec. 8)

* U.S. Dept. of the Air Force, Summer
Law Clerk Program for 2Ls (Dec. 15)

For information refer to the Government
Honors and Internship Handbook,
shandbook.cfm or in hard copy in the
Center for Career Services.

The Market
Statistically, the small firm is one of the
larger employment markets for entry-level
attorney positions for new law graduates.
At UF Law, of the 181 recent graduates
who gained employment in a law firm,
49 percent began their first-post gradu-
ation position in a small firm.
Solo and small firms currently make
up 63 percent of lawyers in private
practice according to the American Bar
Association's Issues Update.
The ABA General Practice Section
Committee Update disclosed that 86
percent of today's law students expect to
practice in small firms.
Some 73 percent of The Florida Bar is
made up of solo and small firms of 10
or fewer attorneys.
Typical Benefits of Small Firm Practice
Small firms concentrate on finding
the right person for the job instead
of emphasizing the highest academic
More autonomy and responsibility
Accelerated hands-on experience in the
courtroom and greater case
Actual client contact sooner.
More relaxed and personal
Greater variability in the types of work.
Faster advancement opportunities-
large firms promote on a routinized
seniority-based model (second-year
associates, third-year associates, etc.) as
opposed to an individual's own
industry and merit.
Not as harshly impacted by economic
changes and fluctuations.
More amenable to flexible compen-
sation plans such as incentives for
bringing in new clients or variable
compensation based upon fee dollars

Challenges of Small Firm Practice
Starting pay is typically less, but
potential to earn bonuses, incentives
or percentage of new cases brought in
develops faster.
Greater expectation that the new
associate will be able to hit the ground
Requires more diligence and self-
directed job search to locate positions.
No formal summer associate program,
but they do hire law clerks.
Hiring Trends
Small firms are unable to predict their
hiring needs in advance and hire as the
need arises.
Most small firms do not interview on
campus in the fall. Some interview
during spring OCI.
Small firms do not have recruiting
directors nor hiring partners.
Timing is everything. Respond quickly
to postings. If you have the option of
responding by email or fax, opt for that
means over snail mail.
Small firms may defer hiring decisions
until bar results are posted.
Finding Openings
Law students cannot rely solely upon
advertised positions when seeking
small firm employment as small firm
practitioners may simply be too busy
to carve out the time to advertise and
search for help. Most small firms
welcome and presume that they will re-
ceive unsolicited letters of interest and
resumes from law students or recent
No national directory of small firms,
unlike NALP's Directory of Legal
Check state and local bar directories.
Martindale Hubbell search (although
this is a subscription-based service and
not all small firm practitioners pay for
this listing service).
Network: Let it be known that you are
interested in gaining small firm experi-
Join The Florida Bar, General Practice,

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Solo, & Small Firm Section http://
www.gpssf.org/ to network with the
professionals, learn about small firm
practice, and access the Small Firm
Directory of Practitioners.
To Make Yourself More Marketable
Gain experience. Clerking for one of
these firms can be a successful means of
securing a job.
Generally speaking, the ideal small firm
candidate possesses the "total package."
They are well-rounded, ambitious and
self-motivated individuals with local
ties, who can work with minimum su-
pervision while excelling in both writ-
ten and verbal communication skills,
and who can "hit the ground running."
Take practical courses in law school
such as lawyering skills, interviewing &
counseling, negotiation & mediation,
law practice management, legal ac-
counting and/or any skills-based clinics.
Participate in Moot Court or Trial
Team competitions.
Attend CLE's relevant to small firm
Learn about rainmaking, bringing
in new clients, how and why to get
involved in the local community, and
about trust accounts and billing.

AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating
Committee Minority Outreach
The AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating
Committee Minority Outreach Program
is designed to introduce minority law
students 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 encouraged to
participate in the program.
To apply to a participating firm, obtain
the list from CCS and then directly contact
the firm with inquiries or applications,
referencing the "LCC Minority Outreach
Program" in all correspondence.


Michael McNerney (JD 73),

General Counsel, Integrity

After over three decades of practicing law in
Ft. Lauderdale, UF Law alum Mike McNerney
offers this advice to students seeking to
practice law in South Florida:
"Clerk, clerk, clerk! Besides the traditional
resume items, the best thing you can add
to your legal experience coming out of law
school is clerking. It makes a good resume
great and a mediocre resume better."
McNerney practiced law in Ft. Lauderdale
for 31 years with the firm he founded with
partners Mike Brinkley and Phil Morgan. His
practice areas included all types of litigation
dealing with banking, property, construction,
land use, probate, viatical settlements, and
contested matters before governmental and
administrative bodies.
McNerney is considered a national authority
on viatical and life settlements and has con-
tributed to the drafting of laws in numerous
states dealing with their regulation. He is a
past chair and current member of the UF Law
Board of Trustees.
McNerney has recently begun a new phase
in his career. He is now general counsel for

Florida Bar Foundation Summer
Fellowship for 1Ls and 2Ls
Would you like to gain hands-on experi-
ence 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 Fellowship before Jan. 22, 2007.
Opportunities are available to work on
impact litigation or to provide direct ser-
vices 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 domestic violence, and
low income individuals on legal issues con-
cerning education, immigration, post-con-

Integrity, a holding and financial services
company based in Great Britain that is just
setting up its U.S. operations.

viction relief, family, housing, employment,
public benefits, consumer and domestic
Typically 30 students will be selected for
full-time, 11-week Summer Fellowships
and receive stipends of $5,000 (1Ls) or
$6,000 (2Ls). Program brochures, appli-
cation 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 your gently used blankets in
the bin outside the CCS office.

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of Events

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

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

Tuesday NOVEMBER 14
* Tuesday classes canceled; Friday classes meet

Tuesday NOVEMBER 21
* Jacksonville Bar Association monthly meet-
ing, noon, Jacksonville Omni Hotel
* UFPA Presents Bayanihan Philippine
National Dance Company, 7:30 p.m., Curtis
M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
* Gator women's basketball vs. IUPUI (DH),
5 p.m., Stephen C. O'Connell Center

Wednesday NOVEMBER 8
* Career Services Walk-in Resume Review, 1-4
p.m., 244 BG
* Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association,
noon, River City Brewing Company
* Gator volleyball vs. Mississippi, 7 p.m.,
Stephen C. O'Connell Center
* American Constitution Society "Food for
Thought" Lecture Series with UF Law
Professor Kenneth Nunn, "Race, Racism,
and Affirmative Action," noon, HOL 345

Wednesday NOVEMBER 15
* SALSA Meeting with guest speaker on
"Obtaining Jobs in Latin America,"
12-1 p.m., HOL 345
* Career Services Walk-in Resume Review,
9-11:30, 244 BG
* UF Health Center gives flu shots, 9-11 a.m.,

Wednesday NOVEMBER 22
* Friday classes meet; Wednesday classes

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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 faculty and staff follows at
1 p.m., HOL 345

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

Thursday NOVEMBER 23
* Happy Thanksgiving
* Thanksgiving Holiday, classes canceled

Friday NOVEMBER 10
* Gator men's basketball vs. Samford Univer-
sity, 8 p.m., Stephen C. O'Connell Center
* Veterans Day Holiday (celebrated), classes

Friday NOVEMBER 17
* Speaker Series- Jane Winn, Shidler Center
for Law, Commerce and Technology, Univ.
ofWashington Law School, noon, HOL 345
* Book Award Ceremony, 3-4 p.m., HOL 345
* Graduate Tax Enrichment Series Mark
Prater, chief of staff, Senate Finance Comm.
Majority, 11 a.m., HOL 180
* Florida Law Review Fall Symposium, 1
p.m., HOL 180


Friday NOVEMBER 24
* Thanksgiving break, classes canceled
* Gator men's basketball vs. Western Ken-
tucky University, Las Vegas, NV, 10:30 p.m.
* Gator women's basketball at Florida State, 4
p.m., Tallahassee
* UFPA presents "Jesus Christ Superstar,"
7:30 p.m., Curtis M. Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts

Sat./Sun NOVEMBER 11/12
* SALSA Annual Lech6n Tailgate, 3 hours
before kickoff, Levin College of Law (location
* Saturday, Gator football 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 vs. Western
Carolina, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
(time TBA)
* Sunday, Gator volleyball vs. Kentucky, 1:30
p.m., Stephen C. O'Connell Center
* Sunday, UFPA presents Anonymous 4 with
Darol Anger and Scott Nygaard's "Long
Time Traveling," 4 p.m., University

Sat./Sun NOVEMBER 25/26
* Saturday, Gator football vs. Florida State
University, Doak Campbell Stadium,
Tallahassee (time TBA)
* Saturday and Sunday, Craft Festival 2006, 10
a.m., Stephen C. O'Connell Center
* Sunday, Stop! Children's Cancer presents
"Holiday Traditions, 4 p.m., Curtis M.
Phillips Center

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News & Events

UF Law Accepts
Invitation to Participate
in Teach for America

The Levin College of Law has accepted
an invitation from the Teach for America
program to become a participating
college. The mission of the program
is "building a highly selective national
corps of outstanding recent college
graduates-of all academic majors and
career interests-who commit two
years to teach in urban and rural public
schools in our nation's lowest-income
communities and become lifelong leaders
for expanding educational opportunity."
Miami-Dade is one of the program's
placement sites. Under this program,
any applicant admitted to the J.D.
program here and to the Teach for
American program will receive an auto-
matic two-year deferral of his/her law
admission. More information about the
program is available at www.teachfora-
The Teach for America website
describes the member schools to which
invitations have been extended as the
nation's "top-ranked business, law,
medicine, public policy, and education
schools." The law schools listed are
generally those with which UF Law likes
to be identified, says Dean Robert Jerry.
At present, 31 law schools participate
in the program, including Columbia,
Cornell, Michigan, Emory, Northwestern,
Virginia, Stanford, Penn, Texas, Cal-
Berkeley, Harvard, Yale, Washington-
St.Louis, NYU, Duke, and Iowa.
The law school is the second college on
the UF campus to be invited to partici-
pate, joining the College of Medicine,
which is already affiliated with the

Feed "Nessie" Thanksgiving
Food Drive Starts Monday
Phi Delta Phi is conducting its second
annual Feed "Nessie" Thanksgiving Food
Drive in the west entrance to the law
s Please bring
.; ~non-perish-
'he able food,
HI ;.s and cloth-
A ing to the
o m organization's
table, near
the "Nessie"
artwork (the
with the "I'm
Nessie" sign).
The food drive, to benefit St. Francis
House, starts Monday, Nov. 6, and contin-
ues through Thursday, Nov. 16.
For more information contact Nathan
Skop at skop@ufl.edu.

Law Review Offering Free
Tutoring Sessions for 1Ls
Florida Law Review is offering free
tutoring sessions for all first-year classes
this semester.
Tutoring sessions are being held during
the weeks of Nov. 13 and Nov. 27. Please
join the TWEN site entitled "Florida Law
Review Tutoring (Full Year 2006-2007)"
for the tutoring schedule and more infor-
mation. If you plan to attend a session,
post your questions for the tutors so that
they can be prepared to help you.

Author Joyce Ann Brown
Lecture this Wednesday
Joyce Ann Brown, author of Justice
Denied and president of Mothers (Fathers)
for the Advancement of Social Systems
Inc. (MASS), will present a lecture at noon
on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in room 355B.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the
Center for the Study of Race and Race Re-

nations (CSRRR), the Black Law Students
Association (BLSA) and the Criminal Law
Association (CLA).
Brown will talk about her experiences
being accused, convicted, and sentenced
to life in prison for a murder she did not
commit and her successful fight to have
her wrongful conviction overturned.
MASS is a non-profit foundation that
helps people being released from prison
readjust to life without bars, providing
support for the children and families of
adult offenders at high risk for substance
abuse, medical or emotional disorders and
poverty. All are welcome to attend.

Graduating Students Asked to
Contribute to Class Gift
Representatives of the Class Gift Com-
mittee will be tabling in the law school
courtyard every week between now and
the end of the semester.
Graduating students are encouraged to
stop by for more information, to pick-up
a pledge sheet and to grab a treat between
classes. You can also create your own
MasterGATORcard phrase to be featured
in future emails and promotions.
The Fall 2006 Class Gift Social will
be Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. at Dean
Robert Jerry's house. It will be a Wine and
Cheese Tasting Social and everyone who is
graduating this December is invited. There
will be Mastercard door prizes, sponsored
by Westlaw and LexisNexis, and a lot of
fun. Graduating students can also visit the
Class Gift website for more information
on pledging and an online pledge form.
The website is http://www.law.ufl.edu/stu-
The Class Gift Committee's goal is
to have 100 percent participation, raise
$65,000-greater than last spring's
graduating class-and make an important
contribution to the law school. The com-
mittee has already raised over $25,000.

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

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Moot Court W ins Trial Team Makes Strong Showing in

Continued from page 1
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 Edenfield
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.
Their decision was unanimous.
"It was a very tough, lively bench," Lehman said. "They seemed
very well informed and very interested in public policy issues, and
there were many of them in this case."
Moot Court's recent victories in the competition coupled with The UF Trial team competed in the National Association of Cr
the UF's football team's recent wins over Georgia have broken an Defense Lawyers Mock Trial Competition in Boston, Oct. 25-
odd correlation between the two events. Prior to this year, in the team argued both sides of a first degree murder case, which i
22 moot court competitions held since 1982 that did not end in a accused man scorned and a reputed drug-dealing victim. The
tie, the school that took home the title in the courtroom subse- fifth out of 16 teams from all over the country. Pictured from
quently lost that Saturday on the football field 17 times. Greg Anderson (coach), Cecily McLeod. Elizabeth Rigaud. Jusi
"I think we started a new tradition," Lehman said. and Thomas Allison.

Web Site Links Gators Around the World

Accessing the Gator Nation is now a whole lot easier.
University of Florida alumni, students and friends of the uni-
versity can upload their own personal video and photos related to
their experiences at UF via goGatorNation.com, a new website
that aims to highlight interesting facts about the university and its
alumni in a fun and engaging way.
"GoGatorNation.com is designed to be a social network and to
work in conjunction with the activities of the UF Alumni Asso-
ciation," said Joe Hice, associate vice president of marketing and
public relations. "It's basically a Gator Facebook."
Hice says highlights of goGatorNation.com are "orange-and-blue
nuggets" that serve to spotlight contributions of the Gator Nation
that many wouldn't otherwise know. As people view the site, the
"nuggets" appear from within the video, from behind a photograph
and in other unexpected ways.
For example, Hice said, goGatorNation.com features facts about
the university such as the $518 million in research grants awarded
to UF in 2006, as well as information about former students such
as the two UF alumni who are now in the NASA astronaut pro-
gram and UF graduate Robert Grubbs, who won the 2005 Nobel
Prize in chemistry. The site is an expansion of the Gator Nation
campaign introduced a year ago to highlight a broad range of the
university's academic and research accomplishments, Hice said.
"We were looking for a way to get alumni and members of the
Gator Nation even more involved in the campaign," he said.
Visitors to the site also will be able to watch some of the Gator
Nation TV commercials, listen to new radio spots, and chat with

alumni and friends through a message board.
"The interactive part is the ability to upload your own Go Gator
commercial. It's the next step of what we started a year ago," Hice
said, referring to the Gator Nation campaign that included TV and
radio commercials aired during athletic events as well as "The Uni-
versity of Florida is the Foundation for the Gator Nation" banners
placed across campus.

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College of Law
* Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean
* George L. Dawson, Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs
* Stuart R. Cohn, Associate
Dean for International Studies
* Michael K. Friel, Associate Dean &
Director, Graduate Tax Program
* Rachel E. Inman, Associate
Dean for Students
* Christine Klein, Associate
Dean for Faculty Development
* M. Kathleen "Kathie" Price, Associate
Dean for Library and Technology
* Gail E. Sasnett, Associate
Dean for Students, Professionalism
and Community Relations
* Adrian Jones, Assistant Dean for
Diversity and Community Relations
* Linda Calvert Hanson, Assistant
Dean for Career Services
* J. Michael Patrick, Assistant
Dean for Admissions
* Debra D. Amirin, Director
of Communications
* Kelley Frohlich, Senior Director
of Development and Alumni Affairs


& Activities

Mary J. Angelo
Assistant Professor
* Presented "The Killing Fields: The Battle Be-
tween U.S. Endangered Species and Pesticide
Law," as part of the UF School of Natural
Resources and Environment (SNRE) Seminar
Series. This research was supported by a grant
that Angelo was awarded by SNRE in 2005.

Stuart R. Cohn
Associate Dean for International Studies;
Professor; Gerald A. Sohn Scholar
* Spoke to the Florida Institute of Certified Public
Accountants at the Florida Gulf Coast University
Accounting and Tax Conference on Oct. 27, in
Ft. Myers on "Overlapping Financial and Legal
Concerns for Start-up and Capital Raising
* Published "Good Corporate Governance in
Developing Nations: Idealism and Realism," by
the United Nations Institute for Training and Re-
search, Best Practice Series (2006). The article
focuses on practical problems of creating good
governance standards in countries that have not
had a history of corporate development.

Michael W. Gordon
John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Professor
* Organized and presented a panel, "From Owusu
to Parlatino: European Union and Latin Ameri-
can Challenges to Forum Non Conveniens," at
the annual International Law Weekend of the
American Branch of the International LawAs-
sociation at the Bar of the City of New York.
* Spoke on litigation and arbitration between
parties in Mexico and the United States, and on
recent decisions of U.S. courts applying Mexican
law, at the 15th annual program of the U.S.-
Mexico Law Institute. He was reelected to the
Board of Directors of the Institute.
* Published a book review of Mexican Law by
Zamorra, Ramon Cossio, Pereznieto, Roldan-
Xopa and Lopez, in 37 Inter-American Law
Review 611-620 (2006).

Thomas R. Hurst
Professor; Sam T. Dell Research Scholar
* Published, "A Post-Enron Examination of Cor-
porate Governance Problems in the Investment
Company Industry," in 27 Co. Law. 41 (2006).

Paul Magnarella
Affiliate Professor; Professor of Criminology
and Law
* 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.

Paul R. McDaniel
James J. Freeland Eminent Scholar in Taxa-
tion; Professor
* Presented lecture, Worldwide or Territo-
rial Income Taxation: Which is Better for the
United States?" at the annual Herman Goldman
Memorial Lecture before the New York City Bar
Association on Oct. 24.

Martin J. McMahon, Jr.
Clarence J. TeSelle Professor
* Presented CLE, "Tax Pitfalls and Planning
Opportunities in the Formation of Partnerships
and LLCs," at the University of Montana School
of Law, 54th Annual Tax Institute, Missoula,
Montana, Oct. 27.

Kenneth B. Nunn
* Published "Foreword: New Explorations in
Culture and Crime-Definitions, Theory, Method,"
17 Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy vii

Mike Seigel
* Participated in a panel and presented a lecture
entitled, "An Update on the Federal Rules of
Criminal Procedure," to members of the Stetson
Law Faculty in Gulfport, Fla., on Oct. 24.

Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair
* Merck Visiting Scholar at Seton Hall Law School
the week of Oct. 15. He gave a faculty workshop
entitled, "Dangerousness and Expertise" and
delivered a public lecture entitled, "The Criminal
Justice System as a Public Health System." He
also gave a faculty workshop at Villanova Law
School, "Preventive Justice," and taught a class
in Mental Health Law at Seton Hall.

In the News

Joseph W. Little
Professor; Alumni Research Scholar
* South Florida Sun Sentinel, Oct. 25. Quoted in
an article about suspended city commissioner
Keith Wasserstrom, whose unlawful lobbying ties
to a contractor that won a city contract puts his
commissioner position in jeopardy.