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Table of Contents
    Gordon and Jones among faculty awarded Fullbright Scholar grants
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
    Career spotlight
        Page 3
    Calendar of events
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Briefs: news and events
        Page 6
    South Africa offers a unique experience
        Page 7
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 8
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VOL. 10, NO. 12 November 13,2006
VOL. 10, NO. 12 November 13, 2006


Gordon and Jones Among Faculty

Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grants


Levin College of Law Professor Michael W
Gordon and Clifford Jones, associate in law
research and lecturer in the school's Center for
Governmental Responsibility, are among seven
University of Florida faculty members who have
been awarded Fulbright
Scholar grants to lecture or
conduct research in other
countries during the 2006-07
academic year.
Gordon, the John H. and
Mary Lou Dasburg Professor,
Gordon will be going to the Portu-
guese Catholic University
in Portugal, while Jones heads off to Germany to
teach at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual
Property. They are among about 800 U.S. faculty
and professionals who will travel abroad as part of


By Muna Amadi
A chance to view ancient rock paintings in
Clanwilliam by the Cape's first inhabitants,
to take a constitutional law class in a country
whose constitution is only a decade old, and to
see lions, rhinos and penguins (yes penguins)


the program sponsored by the U.S. Department
of State to build mutual understanding between
residents of the United States and the rest of the
world. UF also is hosting five Fulbright Visiting
Scholars during the current academic year.
"The Fulbright program
is highly competitive and
selects talented faculty from
all over the world," UF
Provost Janie Fouke said.
"The University of Florida is
proud both to be the home
for these recipients and to be Jones
the home of faculty who at-
tract awardees from other countries. Our students
are the ultimate winners, though, because they
have the opportunity to interact with folks who
are among the most accomplished in the world."


are just some of the things students can expect
from the Summer Law Program in Cape Town,
South Africa.
Despite all that, UF Law student Mike Pajcic,
a past participant in the program, said his favor-
ite experience was "playing soccer barefoot with
people from all over."
An Oct. 31 informational
meeting on the five-week
study abroad program featured
faculty and student speakers
from the previous summer's
Cape Town program. Students
accepted into the program can
take classes such as "Introduc-
tion to South African Law,"
"Comparative Issues in Crimi-
nal Justice Administration,"
_ __. .


A visit to Clanwilliam with Program Director Kathie Price (ce


Historic Preservation
Enhances Florida
Historic preservation enhances the qual-
ity of life of Floridians through economic
and cultural contributions to an improved
sense of place, according to a new
study from the Center for Governmental
Responsibility at the Levin College of
Law and the Department of Urban and
Regional Planning, both at the University
of Florida.
"Determining a specific dollar value for
quality of life is a challenging undertak-
ing," said project co-director Timothy
McLendon, staff attorney at the Center
for Governmental Responsibility. "There-
fore, we offered local decision makers a
number of options for protecting histori-
cally valuable assets that contribute to
the community."
The report includes models and tools
available to further historic preservation
in Florida and to measure the impact of
historical structures, events and related
activities on the enhancement of the
quality of life in Florida.
"We're excited to have this wonderful
study to confirm that along with the eco-
nomic impacts that result from historic
preservation, the quality of life is indeed
improved as well," said Caroline Tharpe
Weiss, executive director of the Florida
Trust for Historic Preservation, which
provided key support for the study.

UF Levin College of Law
UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA
The Foundation for The Gator Nation


South Africa a Unique Experience for

Those Interested in Studying Abroad


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CAREER

Services


Plans Underway for Spring
The Center for Career Services' programming
has ended for the fall term and plans are now
underway for spring programming. Student
organizations interested in co-sponsoring
spring programs with the CCS will want to
meet with Assistant Director Samara Sarno.
We have several career programs tentatively
scheduled for spring that can be co-spon-
sored by your group. As an alternative, we
will be happy to help coordinate the logistics
for the career-related program of your design.
And remember, we welcome your sugges-
tions for speakers or programs.

Graduating in December?
Have yet to accept an offer? Have questions
about employment options? Please schedule
an appointment with one of our attorney
counselors now. We can help you.

Pro Bono Reminder
December 2006 graduates are reminded
to turn in their pro bono and/or community
service time logs to the CCS, so that the
certificates can be prepared for graduation.

Non-OCI Jobs in Symplicity
Job postings are updated daily in the CSM
Jobs section of the "JOBS" tab on Symplic-
ity. If you are seeking a Summer 2007 posi-
tion, part-time or permanent position, be sure
to regularly check this site for new postings.

Spring OCI
* Phase I runs from Feb. 27 to March 2 with
bidding open Jan. 23-29.
* Phase II is March 6-9 with bidding open
Jan. 30-Feb. 5
* Phase III is March 27-30 with bidding open
Feb. 6-12.
* To be prepared to "bid" (submit your
resume for consideration by a scheduled
employer) you must have a signed 2006
Policy & Procedure Form on file in the CCS,
upload your resume, and update your class
year (1L, 2L, 3L) and graduation date.


Welcome Class of 2009!

Last week's Open House and Informational
Sessions were a huge success. We enjoyed
meeting everyone and look forward to
working with you over the next three years. To
summarize a few critical points:
Career Services Hotline
As indicated, all fall 1Ls have been subscribed
to the Career Services Information Hotline.
This email listserve will provide you with
valuable information regarding career services
programs and workshops, recruiting deadlines,
receptions and much more.
Symplicity
Symplicity is our online database used to
manage our on-campus interview (OCI) pro-
gram and it also contains our online job bank.

* You should have received an email from law-
ufl-csm@symplicity.com with the subject
line "Welcome to UF Law's Recruiting
System." This email includes your user name
and password as well as a link to the Sym-
plicity webpage.

* If you did not receive the email, please
contact Careers@law.ufl.edu to confirm your
email address and have your password resent.

* Feel free to log in and click around.

* You will want to complete your profile,
including class year and graduation date.

* Also be sure to visit the "JOBS" tab for cur-
rent job opportunities for Summer 2007 and
part-time law clerk positions.
Symplicity Orientation
Early spring semester, we will have several
Symplicity Orientation Sessions set up for
students to learn how to utlilize Symplicity,
including uploading documents, submitting
resumes for resume collections, accessing
employer information, job postings and par
ticipating in OCI.

* All second semester 1L students who wish to
participate in OCI will be required to attend
one of these sessions and sign and submit the
OCI Policies & Procedure Form.


* Several sessions of the orientation will be
held the third week of January so look for
schedule announcements upon return from
winter break.
Handouts for ILs
These materials were available during the
Open House, so if you missed any of these
valuable handouts be sure to stop by the CCS
for a copy:

* Career Services Available for Students

* Florida Bar Admissions Information for 1Ls

* Obtaining Records & Documents for Com-
pleting the Bar Application

* 2006-2007 Timetable for Fall 1Ls

* 2006-2007 Florida Legal Employers Hiring
1Ls & Government Employers Hiring 1Ls

* Pro Bono and Community Service Project
Information
Helpful Resources Available
on the CCS Website
These documents are available to you 24/7:

* Resume Tips and Samples

* Writing Sample Tips

* Reference Tips and Sample

* Letter Tips & Samples
* Interviewing Guide

* Receptions Guideline
Resumes for Dec. 1 Applications:
* Fall 2006 entrants can begin applying for
summer positions starting Dec. 1. Now is
the time to finalize your legal resume so you
are ready to apply Dec. 1, or whenever you
locate a position of interest. Remember,
finals are around the corner. Do not put off
drafting your resume until you are consumed
by gearing up for finals, taking finals or
trying to enjoy your winter holidays.

* If you missed the resume tutorial conducted
during your Legal Research & Writing class,
you can still prepare your legal resume and


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CAREER


then drop it off at Career Services for review
by one of our professional counselors. Please
refer to the CCS web site for resume tips and
samples at http://www.law.ufl.edu/career/
pdf/resumehandout2004.pdf.

* Also stop by Career Services for our Walk-In
Resume Review Session on Wednesday, Nov.
15, 9-11:30 am.
* Remember that you also can schedule an
individual appointment with a counselor.
Quick Tips for Drafting Your Legal Resume
In General

* The format for a legal resume is different
from your undergraduate resume.

* Legal employers expect to review only a one-
page legal resume.

* Each section should be formatted in reverse
chronological order.

* Use a basic font like New Times Roman. Use
a font size no smaller than 10.

* Be consistent in your formatting (margins,
abbreviations, bold, italics, etc.).

* Print on good quality white or ivory paper.

* Your resume must be error fie. Have it
proofed by several others.
Section I: Heading
* Include your name, address, phone number
and email. You may want to include both
your local and permanent address.
Section II: Education
* Your education section should begin with
UF Law (since it is the most recent education
endeavor for you), including the date you
anticipate receiving your Juris Doctor (not
doctorate).

* GPAs: include if above 3.0 or if specifically
requested.

* Include honors and activities under the
relevant degree. Do not combine these from
each educational institution in a separate
section.


SPOTLIGHT


Kirk N. Kirkconnell (JD 68), From FBI

Agent to Small Firm Practitioner
Even while working as a special agent with the
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kirk N. Kirkcon-
nell says he always knew he wanted to practice
law in a small firm. He now uses his knowledge
of criminal procedure and understanding of
investigations as a criminal defense litigator in
Winter Park at Kirkconnell, Lindsey, Snure &
Yates, a five-attorney firm.


"I always had an entrepreneurial mindset, and I
wanted the independence, flexibility and ability
to assume full responsibility for cases," says
Kirkconnell, who earned both his undergraduate
and law degrees at the University of Florida.
"Practicing in a small firm provides the opportu-
nity to do it all."
Kirkconnell says his FBI background also
provides credibility to other law enforcement
agents. He was one of the first lawyers to be
certified in criminal law by The Florida Bar and is
a former president of the Florida Association of
Criminal Defense Lawyers. Kirkconnell's clients
have included professional athletes, judges, law-
yers, physicians, housewives, school kids, and
foreign nationals. He handles cases ranging from
misdemeanors to complex federal white collar
fraud prosecutions and death penalty cases.


Section III: Experience Section
* List your most recent job first, then continue
in reverse chronological order.

* Include the name of each employer, your
title, dates of employment, and the city/state
of employment.

* Use action verbs to describe what you did.

* If space is an issue, consider omitting your
less recent or non-legal jobs.

* If including non-legal jobs in your resume,
highlight transferable skills that demonstrate
writing, public speaking, or analytical ability.
Section IV: Other Potential Sections
* Languages include level of ability (fluent,


Kirkconnell, who serves on the Executive
Committee of The Florida Bar General Practice,
Small Firm and Solo Practice Section, encour-
ages students to remember they are entering
a "service profession" where developing a
solid reputation for providing good service and
maintaining good relationships with everyone
is paramount. "Practicing law is rewarding
because you can help good people who have
gotten in bad trouble," says Kirkconnell, whose
daughter Cindy K. Krauss is also a UF Law
graduate, practicing in Houston.


proficient, conversational, written, etc.).

* Community involvement can be put under a
separate section or included in your experi-
ence section.

* Interests It is advisable to include a brief
interests section, but be descriptive. Don't
just state "reading" instead write "reading
civil war history" or whatever is appropriate.
Include interests that show you are well-
rounded, not just all individual activities or
sports, but a balance.

* Never include improper personal information
such as health, date of birth, marital status.
or your picture. Employers cannot consider
resumes with this information for potential
discrimination reasons.


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CALENDAR

of Events


Tuesday NOVEMBER 14
STuesday classes canceled; Friday classes meet


Monday NOVEMBER 20
* UFPA presents Symphonic Band Concert,
7:30 p.m., University Auditorium


Tuesday NOVEMBER 21
* Jacksonville Bar Association monthly
meeting, 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
* Mandatory spring criminal clinic meeting, 3
p.m., HOL 284


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Monday NOVEMBER 27
* Gator women's basketball vs. Morehead
State, 5 p.m., Stephen C. O'Connell Center


Tuesday NOVEMBER 28
* Gator men's basketball vs. Southern, 7 p.m.,
Stephen C. O'Connell Center


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


Wednesday NOVEMBER 22
* Friday classes meet; Wednesday classes
canceled.


Wednesday NOVEMBER 29
* Service Pin Ceremony, 3 p.m., HOL 266.


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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
* ILS International law luncheon with Dean
Tomaszewski of the Warsaw Faculty of Law,
noon, FDR


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


Thursday NOVEMBER 30
* Phi Kappa Phi induction ceremony, 5 p.m.,
HOL 180
* UF School of Music presents flute ensemble
concert, 7:30 p.m., University Auditorium


Friday NOVEMBER 17
* Speaker Series Jane Winn, Shidler Center
for Law, Commerce and Technology, Univ.
of Washington Law School, noon, HOL 345
* Book Award Ceremony, 3-4 p.m., HOL 345


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


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Friday DECEMBER 1
* Graduate Tax Speaker Series Mark Prater,
chief tax counsel, U.S. Senate Committee
on Finance, 11 a.m., HOL 180
* Florida Law Review fall symposium, 1 p.m.,
HOL 180


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
Auditorium


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


Sat./Sun DECEMBER 2/3
* Saturday, Gator football vs. SEC West
Division champion, Southeastern Confer-
ence Championship Game, 6 p.m., Georgia
Dome, Atlanta, GA


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BRIEFS

News & Events


Inaugural Weyrauch
Distinguished Lecture
in Family Law Draws
Tremendous Interest
The inaugural Weyrauch Distinguished
Lecture in Family Law, presented by
the Center on Children and Families,
drew a standing-room-only crowd to the
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom
on Nov. 2.
Named in honor of Professor Walter 0.
Weyrauch, internationally known for
his work in foreign and family law, this
year's lecture featured speaker David
Meyer of the University of Illinois
(pictured above right with Professor
Weyrauch), a leading scholar in family
law and constitutional law. Meyer's
lecture was titled "Palmore Comes of
Age: The Place of Race in the Placement
of Children."
"It was terrific," Weyrauch said of
Meyer's lecture. "It was an extremely
differentiated, detailed lecture, so from
that standpoint was perfect. He was
tremendously up-to-date in his presenta-
tion. It was largely information that was
not generally known."
Weyrauch, who came to the United
States from Germany in 1952 and
joined the UF law faculty in 1957 as an
associate professor of law, said he was
humbled by having the lecture series
named in his honor. Ordinarily, he said,
lecture series are not named for someone
who has not yet retired. Weyrauch will
retire in 2007.
"It's quite extraordinary," he said. "It's a
very high honor, and I'm very gratified."


Feed "Nessie" Thanksgiving
Food Drive Ends Thursday
Phi Delta Phi is conducting its second
annual Feed "Nessie" Thanksgiving Food
Drive in the west entrance to the law
school.
-. -. Please bring
: non-perish-
able food,
-' blankets and
r clothing to the
organization's
table near
the "Nessie"
artwork (the
sculpture
with the "I'm
Nessie" sign).
The food
drive, to ben-
efit St. Francis House, continues through
Thursday, Nov. 16. For more information
contact Nathan Skop at skop@ufl.edu.

Class Gift Committee Sponsors
"Battle Between Gators"
The Class Gift Committee is sponsor-
ing a contest, "Battle Between Gators," to
encourage graduating students to donate
to the class gift. The contest will have four
separate categories:
Section 1 v. Section 2
Moot Court v. Trial Team v. Law
Review
Journal of Law and Public Policy v.
Florida Journal ofInternational Law v.
Journal of Law and Technology
BLSA v. SALSA v. JMBA v. JLSA
A winning group will be chosen from
each category based on the highest finan-
cial total pledged and the highest par-
ticipation percentage. Students can come
to the committee's table in the Schott
Courtyard, visit the web site at www.law.
ufl.edu/students/resources/classgift.shtml,
or see any committee member.
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. The Class Gift
Committee's goal is to have 100 percent
participation and raise $65,000.

Loans for Bar Exam Expenses
Are you making plans to take the bar
and wondering where you will come up
with the financing necessary for these out
of pocket expenses? There are private loan
companies who will make Bar Exam loans
to students who are in their final year of
law school.
These loans can be used for a student's
living expenses while studying for the Bar,
Bar prep classes and other Bar-related
expenses. You may borrow from as little
as $500 to as much as $15,000. For more
information regarding these private loans,
contact the lenders directly at:
Access Group
800-282-1550
www.Accessgroup.org
Key Education Resources
800-539-5363
www.Key.com/law

Immigration Law Symposium
on Temporary Worker Program
The Caribbean Law Students Associa-
tion, Military Law Students Association
and the American Constitution Society
are hosting an Immigration Law Syposium
Tuesday, Nov. 14, at noon in the Faculty
Dining Room.
Professors Juan Perea and Diane Mazur,
among others, will discuss the consti-
tutional, labor, and national security
implications of President Bush's temporary
worker program. A Thanksgiving meal will
be served following the panel discussion.
All students and faculty are encouraged to
attend. For more information, please send
an email to nisha22@ufl.edu, jacquin@ufl.
edu, or adrian82@ufl.edu.


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South Africa Offers a Unique Experience


Continued from page 1
and "Selected Issues in Constitutional Law," taught by South African
and American professors.
"South Africa is already the continent's leader; the success of
democracy in Africa depends upon its success in integrating a racially
and culturally diverse population in a less politically diverse climate,"
said Kathie Price, associate dean and director of the program.
The program, in which there is a dual focus on comparative and
international law, includes visits to Parliament, courts and jails, and
a chance to shadow members of the Cape Town Bar Association,
which is completely integrated, said Price.
"The interesting thing about South Africa to me is that there are a
lot of racial parallels with the U.S.," said Professor Kenneth Nunn, a
participant in the program.
"South Africa is simultaneously a first and Third World coun-
try," said Price. "You're going to come away with real questions of
how successful its government can be in meeting the expectations
of a rising middle class with expectations of land reform, jobs, and
improved education, housing, and health services that are proceeding
very slowly and may never be economically possible."
Classes are taught at the University of Cape Town, a nationally


diverse campus that is situated at the foot of Table Mountain. Last
year's students hiked to the top of the mountain, where the view
was said to be amazing. The students also had a chance to go shark
diving, and surfing, and visit wineries, the Cape of Good Hope,
Clanwilliam, and Robben Island famous for being Nelson
Mandela's incarceration site. They also went on a six-day, five-night
safari, during which they saw animals such as rhinoceroses, hippo-
potamuses, and lions.
What really impressed student Alex Hadjilogiou was the faculty,
which he called "very gracious and tremendously capable."
Cape Town, which has a population of 2.9 million people, is one
of the world's most beautiful cities. The country's varied geography
means students will have a chance to see desert, flatland, mountains
and beaches. Housing is in the Camps Bay part of Cape Town, an
affluent area near the ocean. Said Professor Nunn, "You can't get this
experience anywhere else or at any other time in your life."
The application deadline is March 23, 2007. Students interested
in studying abroad should visit the summer abroad section of the law
school's web site to find out more about the South Africa program, as
well as study abroad programs in Costa Rica and France.


Law Students Lead in Less Desirable Categories


-By Resource Counselor Whitney F. Nobles
Seen as some of the world's leading scholars, law students lead in other
less desirable categories as well. According to recent publications (Behav-
ioral Sciences and the Law, 2004, and Legal Reference Services Quarterly,
2005), law students are leading the pack in many of mental health's most
troubling issues.
The Legal Profession Assistance Conference reported that the general
population suicide rate in Canada and the United States is in the range of
10-14 suicide deaths per 100,000 people. The study also showed the rate
of death by suicide for law students is nearly six times that of the general
population. Surprisingly, suicide kills more people in the United States
each year than homicide. Additionally, a Johns Hopkins study found
lawyers have the highest incidence of major depressive disorder among
104 occupational groups.
Although law students start out little different from students in other
professional fields and the general population, soon after law school
commences they report large increases in psychiatric symptoms, such as
anxiety, depression, hostility, and paranoia.
Just knowing this information does little to solve the problem. Even
though you might not be experiencing these difficulties or noticing a dif-
ference in yourself I would venture to say that others around you might
be struggling.
Many students find it difficult to juggle the many challenges that law
school presents and find themselves in a mental state where they never


expected to be. Additionally
life does not stop happen-
ing around you just because
you are in school. External
factors and concerns for your
friends and family might be
the last straw in "keeping it
all together."
When it seems like life
is unbearable, you don't
have to go through it alone.
Pay attention to both your
behaviors and those of
your friends. An increase in
drinking, substance abuse, ir-
regular sleeping patterns, and
risk-taking behaviors are all
signs that something could
be wrong. Seeking out the appropriate help is a must. I am available to
discuss any issue with you at anytime. Don't be embarrassed or ashamed
to admit that you are feeling less like yourself. You are not alone.
Check out the articles available online at www.haworthpress.com/web/
LRSQ and www.interscience.wiley.com. You can also call the Alachua
County Crisis Center, 24 hours a day, at 264-6789.


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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


Mary Jane Angelo
Assistant Professor
* Published "Embracing Uncertainty, Complexity, and
Change: An Eco-pragmatic Reinvention of a First-
Generation Environmental Law," 33 Ecology Law
Quarterly 105 (2006).

Linda Calvert Hanson
Assistant Dean for Career Services
* Published article, "The Law School Perspective of
Small Firm Practice," in the Fall 2006 issue of Lnk,
a journal of the General Practice, Solo and Small
Firm Section of The Florida Bar.

Jeffrey Davis
Professor; Gerald A. Sohn Scholar
* Participated in panel discussion on the develop-
ments in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the year
following the sweeping 2005 amendments to the
bankruptcy code. The discussion was part of a
day long seminar sponsored by the Jacksonville
Bankruptcy Bar Association at the Sawgrass Mar-
riott Hotel on Oct. 27.

Juan F. Perea
Cone Wagner Nugent Johnson. Hazouri and
Roth Professor
* Named to the Research Committee of the Ameri-
can Association of Law Schools.
* Published his chapter, "Mi Profundo Azul: Why
Latinos Have a Right to Sing the Blues" in Colored
Men and "HombresAqui: Hemandez v Texas and
the Emergence of Mexican-American Lawyering
(M. Olivas, ed. 2006).
* Delivered two presentations, on the role of constitu-
tonal courts in Latin America and the United States
at UF, and on "Straightening the Forked Paths,"
about Section 5 of the 14th Amendment at the
University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair
* Conducted workshop on "Race and Class-Based
Exceptions to the Fourth Amendment" at the
"Shaking the Foundations" conference at Stanford
Law School.
* Spoke on "Public Cameria Surveillance and the
Right to Public Anonymity" at a Nov. 3 conference
entitled "Unblinking: Visual Privacy" at Berkeley
Law School.


In the News

Thomas T. Ankersen
Director, CGR Conservation Clinic and Costa
Rica Law Program; Legal Skills Professor
* St Petersburg Times, Oct. 30. Quoted in an article
about possible reasons and solutions for the
large amount of abandoned boats cluttering the
coastline.

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky
Professor; UF Research Foundation Professor;
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
* Minnesota Lawyer, Oct. 30; St. Louis Daily Record,
Oct. 28; The Legal Ledger, Nov. 2. Reprint of an
article about the first plaintiff, Atlanta attorney Rafe
Banks, awarded damages in a libel suit against
a blogger that originally appeared in Long Island
Business News.

Joseph W. Little
Professor, Alumni Research Scholar
* Drug War Chronicle, Oct. 27. Quoted in article
about a possibly illegal law in Bradenton that allows
police to seize assets of arrested persons.

Pedro M. Malavet
Professor
* The Ledger, Nov. 6. Quoted in article about the dis-
traction laptops create for students and professors'
increasing disapproval of laptops in the classroom.

Jon L. Mills
Professor, Director of Center for
Governmental Responsibility
* Orlando Sentinel, Nov. 3. In an article that ques-
tioned the heated publicly financed campaigns pro-
moting or opposing proposed charter amendments
in Seminole and Volusia counties, he explained
why they were "a legitimate use of tax dollars."

Christopher L. Peterson,
Associate Professor
* The Gainesville Sun, Nov. 4. Article on federal legis-
lation that capped payday lending interest rates
for military personnel, which was influenced by the
research co-authored by Peterson.

Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair
* National Public Radio, Oct. 23. Guest on an hour-
long radio show about the Florida death penalty
with ABA President Karen Mathis.