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 Briefs: news and events
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Table of Contents
    Even after 42 years, Justice Wells continues to learn about the law
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
    Career spotlight
        Page 3
    Calendar of events
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Briefs: news and events
        Page 6
    Justice Wells to give commencement address
        Page 7
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 8
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VOL. 10, NO. 15 December 4, 2006

Even After 42 Years, Justice Wells

Continues to Learn About the Law

Florida Supreme Court Justice Charles
T. Wells still remembers the words of the
commencement speaker when he graduated
from law school at the University of Florida

Twenty-two years ago Professor David Rich-
ardson came to the University of Florida tax
program on a whim. In a telephone conversa-
tion with Professor Jack Freeland, Richardson
not only learned of an opening for the position
as director of the Graduate Tax Program, he
realized applications were due the next day. He
met the deadline and got the job. He served
in that position for the next four years and
remained a professor for the next 18.
During his time at UF, Richardson has been
at the forefront of the Graduate Tax Program,
now one of the most highly rated in the coun-
try. He helped found the Florida Tax Review, a
law review that publishes articles dealing with
significant issues of tax law and policy, and
served as the faculty editor for two years after
its inception. In 2005, Richardson co-au-
thored a textbook on civil tax procedure that
was published in the LexisNexis Graduate Tax

in 1964. The speaker was Chesterfield Smith,
a prominent UF Law alumnus who was then
president of The Florida Bar.
"I remember that his theme was 'I love be-
ing a lawyer,"' he said. "And he described the
ingredients of someone growing to love being
a lawyer, that it's not something that comes
Justice Wells, who will address Fall 2006
graduates at the Levin College of Law's com-
mencement Dec. 22, said that even 42 years
after he graduated from law school, the thing
that he has come to recognize with each pass-
ing year "is just how much there is to continue
to learn about the law and the practice of law."
Justice Wells had practiced law for 30

Series. Richard-
son also serves
on the board
of directors of
the Graduate
Tax Series and
expects there
will be eight
books in the
series published
by next August. Richardson
Richardson, who
is retiring this month, is fulfilled by the success
of the LL.M. students.
"The thing that gives me the most satisfac-
tion is that our students are in demand across
the country, in private practice, as corporate
counsel and in the government. Our graduates
carry the college's banner proudly and enhance
the college's reputation."

A Message From
Dean Robert Jerry
Last week we had an incident on our
campus involving comments written on a
classroom whiteboard. Although neither
the identity nor the intent of the writer is
known, the comments could be and were
interpreted by some members of our com-
munity as reflecting negatively on their eth-
nic and cultural heritage. Communications
intended to show disrespect to or degrade
other persons or groups are inappropriate
and not to be tolerated. Beyond the question
of intent, however, we must be aware that
our words and actions can have a negative
impact on others, and each of us must be
careful to reflect upon how our words and
actions will be understood by others. Hurtful
language and actions do not become appro-
priate and acceptable in our community or
in our profession by virtue of the absence
of a specific intent to hurt others.
Within our community, we do not practice
and we do not tolerate harassing or
threatening behavior, intimidation, abuse
of authority, the use of degrading language
toward any person or group, impeding any
community member's right to communicate
his or her ideas simply because of disagree-
ment with the content, or lack of civility
toward those with opposing views.
As members of the legal profession, we
have a special obligation to assist our society
in dealing with injustice and unfair treatment
of individuals and groups. As members of our
law school community, we are expected to
fulfill this obligation in our interactions with
others in the college and the university.

UFI Levin College of Law
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Justice Wells Continued on page 7

Professor Richardson Bids Farewell

After 22 Years at Grad Tax Program



January 2007
Jan. 4 Mandatory Externship
Orientation for All Spring
Externs, 2 4 p.m.
Jan. 9 Evening Symplicity, JobBank
and OCI Training
Jan. 10 Walk-in Resume Review, 9
a.m. 12 p.m., 244 BG
Jan. 11 Afternoon Symplicity, JobBank
and OCI Training
Jan. 12 Afternoon Symplicity, JobBank
and OCI Training
Jan. 17 Evening Symplicity, JobBank
and OCI Training
Jan. 18 Beyond OCI: Job Search Strat-
egies, noon
Jan. 18 Evening Symplicity, JobBank
and OCI Training
Jan. 19 Beyond OCI: Exploring Corpo-
rate Opportunities, noon
Jan. 23 Phase I OCI bidding begins
Jan. 24 Summer & Fall Externship
Information Meeting
Jan. 24 Walk-in Resume Review 9 a.m.
-12 p.m., 244 BG
Jan. 25 SHIPS, noon
Jan. 31 What I Did Last Summer, noon

Upcoming Deadlines
Dec. 8-15, 2006
* 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 more information refer to the Govern-
ment Honors and Internship Handbook,
book.cfm or in hard copy in the Center for
Career Services.

Calling all Spring 2006
Entrants/Accelerated Class of
Congratulations! You've made it halfway
through your legal education. To help
you push through finals and to your first
winter break, stop by Career Services on
Tuesday, Dec. 5, from noon until 2 p.m.
for some refreshments and a study break.
Bring any career questions if you have
them otherwise, just come to reconnect
with your classmates, enjoy some comfort
food and relax for a few minutes to com-
memorate your mid-JD mark.

Reminders for Dec. 2006 Grads
Pro Bono Certificates: If you com-
pleted pro bono or community service
hours, please confirm with Career
Services that your hours are correct in
our database. We are completing final
certificates for the semester. Hours
turned in late will not be eligible for a
certificate until April.
CCS Exit Interviews: Please call or
come by the Center for Career Services
to sign up for your 10-minute Career
Services Exit Interview or come in
during Walk-In Exit Interview times
Tuesday-Fridays, 9 a.m. 2 p.m., begin-
ning Dec. 5 and running through
graduation. December grads who have
not yet accepted a position are strongly
encouraged to schedule an appoint-
ment with a career counselor. We can
help you.
Cap & Gown Pick Up: Regalia will
be available for pick up in the Center
for Career Services on Tuesday, Dec.
5, beginning at 9 a.m. If you ordered
late, you may need to check with the
bookstore for information on when
you can expect your cap and gown to

Ideas for Winter Break
Who will you meet over Winter Break?
Did you know that most jobs are
obtained by word of mouth, or who you
know? Don't worry if you don't know any

lawyers personally, they are all around you.
While at family events for holiday func-
tions, let everyone know that you are in
law school and are looking for a summer
or permanent job. Getting a haircut or go-
ing to the dentist? Let them know too.
There are many stories that we can tell
you about students who received job offers
through these means. Seek out the local
bar association to see if there will be any
luncheons or holiday receptions while you
are in the area. Take control of your future,
go out there and network, yes, network.
You will continue to network throughout
your entire professional career, so start
Complete Your Bar Application
Winter break is ideal to set aside some
time to prepare your bar application for
submission. While you are home, track
down that missing information. We all
know how daunting a task it is and find-
ing time to put this information together
while keeping up with class work is close
to impossible. So, now's the time.
Whether you are at home or in Gaines-
ville, 'tis the season to volunteer to help
others and gain hours toward your Com-
munity Service or Pro Bono Certificate.
Informational Interview
Conduct an informational interview of a
lawyer or professional in your area to learn
about their career path, how they prepared
and to seek their recommendations.
Prepare for Next Semester's Recruiting
Prepare your resume and cover letter.
Application deadlines begin right after the
first of the year for many opportunities, in-
cluding government positions, externships,
fellowships and OCI. Sample resumes
and cover letters are available on the CCS
website, and you can email your drafts to a
counselor for review.
Please note, however, that emailed
resumes and letters are still subject to the
48 hour turn around. We will certainly
try to get them back to you sooner if at all

2 FlaLaw

Check Out a Non-Law School Textbook
from the CCS and Read for Fun
Kimm Walton's Guerilla Tactics for
Getting the Legal ob ofyour Dreams,
or What Law School Doesn't Teach
You...But You Really Need to Know, or
America' Greatest Places to Work with a
Law Degree are good bets.
Try Never Eat Alone or How to Work
a Room: The Ultimate Guide to Savvy
Socializing in Person and Online or
Choosing Small Choosing Smart: Job
Search Strategies for Lawyers in the Small
Firm Market, or
Thinking of becoming a judicial law
clerk? Courtiers of the Marble Palace:
The Rise and Influence of the Supreme
Court Law Clerk or Behind the Bench
are essentials.
How about Women-at-Law: Lessons
Learned Along the Pathways to Success or
Should you Marry a Lawyer: A Couple's
Guide to Balancing Work, Love &Ambi-
tion, or Dear Sisters, Dear Daughters:
Words of Wisdomfrom Multicultural
Women Attorneys Who've Been There
and Done That, or The Lawyer's Guide
to Balancing Life and Work: Taking the
Stress out of Success
Close to Graduating? Pick up The Legal
Career Guide: From Law Student to

CCS' Holiday Hours
The Center for Career Services will
be open during regular hours, Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except
for the week that the university is closed
- Monday, Dec. 25, 2006 Monday, Jan.
1, 2007. Regular hours will resume on
Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007.

South Florida Bound?
If you are interested in doing a judicial
clerkship or practicing in the South Florida
area and can be in Miami on Thursday eve-
ning, Jan. 18, 2007, you will want to watch
for information upon return from the
winter break regarding the Gator Alumni
Association Reception at the Florida Bar
Mid-year Meeting at Hyatt Regency Mi-


Steve Uhlfelder (JD '71), Tallahassee

Attorney Specializes in Government Law

"A successful career in governmental law is some-
times as much knowing the process and system
as it is understanding the substantive law", said
Steve Uhlfelder, who has represented companies
such as General Electric, Microsoft, Bristol Myers
and UPS in his long career. "People are not just
expected to be very good lawyers, but to be able
to successfully navigate through state bureau-
cracy. Clients often have unrealistic expectations
of what can be done in this process."
Governmental law offers its best rewards when
one wins cases against the state that improve
things for citizens, said Uhlfelder, citing as
examples his legal successes securing for a large
technology company the right to start online
registration for driver's licenses and with helping
to secure the contract for the Florida Comprehen-
sive Assessment Test (FCAT), part of the state's
plan to increase student achievement.
But the downside with governmental law is
that there's not enough time for everyone to
gain access, leaving those with less power and
influence at a disadvantage. "That's part of the
process that troubles me," he said. "So I use my
influence with both big businesses and pro-bono
work. I think every lawyer should strike a bal-
ance between the two." Of particular interest
to Uhlfelder are at-risk children. He chairs the
Governor's Mentoring Initiative for at-risk children,

ami. Career Services will be able to invite
10 students to attend this event with Gator
practitioners and judges.

Externships for SummerlFall '07
The list of Summer/Fall 2007 externship
offerings will be available on the web by
mid-January before the externship informa-
tional meetings. Watch for announcements
from Associate Dean George Dawson after
the first of the year about externships as
Career Services will no longer be adminis-
tering the externship program. The faculty
recently approved revisions to the extern-
ship program that have ended the availabil-
ity of student-created externships. There-
fore, no student-created externships will be
approved effective summer or fall 2007.

and he received the national Daily Point of Light
Award in October for his commitment to public
service. His goal is to increase his pro bono work
to 50 percent or more of his practice within a
few years.
Though he encourages people to get involved in
governmental law, Uhlfelder advises them to have
a realistic attitude. "You aren't always going to be
representing a client with whom you totally agree,
but they must be reputable and well-respected
to associate with them in the governmental pro-
cess," he said. "Remember, in government things
are gray rather than black and white. You learn
this with experience. We must always remember
that no matter who we represent you must
respect the integrity of the political process."

New Titles in CCS
Law Firm Diversity Programs 2007 by
MCCA and Vault
Empowerment & Leadership: Tried and
True Methods for Women Lawyers, ABA
Commission on Women in the Profession
The FBI Career Guide
Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms,
2007 Edition
View from the Top: Q&A with Legal
Women Leaders
Vault' 2007 Law Firm Pro Bono Pro-
Letters to a Young Lawyer by Alan

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of Events

* Henry Coxe III, president of The Florida
Bar, presented by the Criminal Law Associa-
tion, 4 p.m., Room 285C
* Free showings of "Little Miss Sunshine,"
8 and 10:30 p.m., Reitz Union Cinema
* UF Supreme Court online voting hearing,
7:30-9:30 p.m., HOL 355B

Monday DECEMBER 11
SExams begin. Good luck!

Monday DECEMBER 18
* Gator women's basketball vs. Stetson, 7
p.m., O'Connell Center

Tuesday DECEMBER 5
* "Low Impact Development" presentation
by Mark Clark, UF Dept. of Soil & Water
Science, hosted by UF Conservation Clinic,
noon, room 285D
* Gator women's basketball at Illinois, 8 p.m.,
* UFPA presents Hairspray, 7:30 p.m., Phillips
Center for Performing Arts

Tuesday DECEMBER 12
* College of Fine Arts Exhibit: Visual Com-
munication with the Gods: Hindu Art in
Context," 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Grinter Gallery, on
display through Jan. 12

Wednesday DECEMBER 6
* CCS hosting Study Break for Accelerated
Class, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., outside of CCS
* Music Law Conference Meeting, 5 p.m.,
HOL 360
* Gator men's basketball vs. Providence, 7
p.m., O'Connell Center
* UFPA presents Hairspray, 7:30 p.m., Phillips
Center for Performing Arts

Wednesday DECEMBER 13
* UF School of Music presents
"Photographing Paris," 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Focus Gallery, on display through Jan. 15

SWednesday DECEMBER 20
Gator men's basketball vs. Stetson, 7 p.m.,
O'Connell Center

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Thursday DECEMBER 7
* Last day of classes
* Annual Poinsettia Sale, presented by the
Undergrauate and Graduate Horticulture
Club, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Fifield Hall Greenhouse

* Gator women's basketball at TCU, 9 p.m.,
Fort Worth, Texas

* Bill of Rights Day

Thursday DECEMBER 21
* Gator women's basketball vs. Louisville,
1 p.m., O'Connell Center
* Exam/Reading period ends

Friday DECEMBER 22
* Winter Solstice (First day of winter), 12:01
a.m., Baughman Center
* Levin College of Law Commencement, 2
p.m., Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Reception to follow in Schott Courtyard.

Sat./Sun DECEMBER 9/10
* Saturday, Exam/reading period begins
* Saturday, Danscompany presents Cinderella,
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts

Sat./Sun DECEMBER 16/17
* Saturday, First day of Chanukah
* Sunday, Gator men's basketball vs. Florida
A&M, 6 p.m., Tampa

Sat./Sun DECEMBER 23/24
* Saturday, Gator men's basketball vs. Ohio
State, 4 p.m., O'Connell Center

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News & Events

Book Award
Recipients Honored
Students, faculty and friends of the
law school gathered in the Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial Classroom Nov. 17
to honor Book Award recipients for the
spring and summer semesters.
Presented every semester, Book
Awards recognize the top performers
in each class, and give alumni a chance
to support academic excellence at the
Levin College of Law.
More than 100 students were honored
for their performance in classes over
the past two semesters. Joseph S. Tro-
endle, above left, took home the most
awards with four, followed closely by
Adam D. Mait, above right, who earned
three. Other multiple award winners
include Seldon J. Childers, Jonathan
Huels, Joshua R. Levenson, Caroline
McKinney, John Rains, Kevin Shuler,
and George Wright.
If you have received a Book Award,
but weren't able to attend the Nov. 17
ceremony, you can pick up your plaque
in the Office of Development and
Alumni Affairs at 267 Holland Hall. The
office is open weekdays from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.

Presentation on Low Impact
Development Tuesday, Dec. 5
Mark Clark, assistant professor in the
University of Florida's department of Soil
& Water Science, will deliver a presentation
on "Low Impact Development" or LID,
Tuesday, Dec. 5, at noon in room 285D.
The presentation is hosted by the UF Con-
servation Clinic. LID offers an approach to
development that minimizes land develop-
ment impacts, and moves treatment tech-
nologies all the way up the watershed and to
the individual house lot. The Conservation
Clinic has been looking at how this can be
accomplished through homeowner associa-
tions as a matter of law, in a way that gives
comfort to state regulators, who have been
wary of some LID techniques.

Annual Poinsettia Sale
Thursday, Dec. 7
The Environmental Horticulture Clubs
of the University of Florida presents its
annual Poinsettia Sale Thursday, Dec. 7,
8 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Fifield Hall Green-
house Complex. Florist-quality poinset-
tias are available in a wide range of colors
including red, white, pink, purple, marble
and jingle. All plants were grown by the
students. For a map, directions or more
information go to http://hort.ifas.ufl.
edu/floriculture/pointfieldday/ or contact

UF Music Law Conference
Committee Meeting Wednesday
Are you interested in helping with the
2007 UF Music Law Conference? If so,
there will be a Music Law Conference
committee meeting Wednesday, Dec. 6, at
5:45 p.m. in Room 360. Opportunities to
get involved include promotions, opera-
tions, panel administration, music and
band relations, keynote committee, and
sponsorship task force. The 5th Annual
Music Law Conference will be held on
Feb. 10, 2007, and will focus on the music
business beyond the traditional CD-re-

lease model. For more information, join
the conference TWEN site on Westlaw or
contact Brian Frankel at brianjd@ufl.edu.

Justice Java Coffee Beans On
Sale in the Courtyard
Just in time for finals and holiday
gift-giving, Entertainment Law Review
is selling bags of delicious Sweetwater
Organic Coffee. Sweetwater has created a
special blend just for the law school that is
unavailable anywhere else. Twelve-ounce
bags of this custom blend, Justice Java, will
be available for $10, or $12 for decaf. This
blend is 100% Organic and Shade Grown,
Fair Trade Certified, and Smithsonian Bird
Friendly. Whole beans and ground coffee
will be available.ELR members will be sell-
ing the coffee in the courtyard this week
between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Foreign Language and Area
Studies Fellowships
UF's Center for European Studies an-
ticipates awarding Foreign Language and
Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for Sum-
mer 2007 and the upcoming 2007-2008
academic year. Fellowships are funded by
the U.S. Department of Education under
Title VI of the Higher Education Act and
are awarded to students combining gradu-
ate work in an academic discipline with
European area and language studies.
Fellowships are offered for any one
of the lesser and least commonly taught
European languages (Czech, Hungarian,
Italian, Modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese
and Russian). In exceptional cases funding
may also be available to support advanced
language training in French, German or
Spanish. Summer fellowships provide a
stipend of $2,500 and cover the cost of tu-
ition. The 2007-2008 Fellowships provide
a stipend of $15,000 and cover the cost of
tuition/fees (12 credit hours per semester).
For more information, stop by Student
Affairs, 164 Holland Hall. Application
deadline is Feb. 12, 2007.

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Justice Wells to Give Commencement Address

Continued from page 1

years when he assumed his duties as Justice of the Florida Supreme
Court on June 16, 1994, after being appointed by Governor Lawton
Chiles. He served the Court as Chief Justice from June 2000 through
June 2002.
A proud "Double-Gator," Justice Wells received his bachelor's
degree from the University of Florida in 1961 and his juris doctor
degree from UF Law in 1964. He is a veteran, having served in the
United States Army. He was honored by being awarded recognition
as a Distinguished Alumnus of UF in 2001.
Justice Wells is perhaps most noted for presiding over election
cases brought to the Court as part of the dispute over Florida's
electoral votes in the 2000 U.S. presidential election, which were
broadcast live to a world-wide audience.
"The election process doesn't work very well when the election's

a tie," Wells said with a laugh. Justice Wells, who has lectured
throughout the United States on the Florida Court's processing and
administration of the election cases, wrote a dissent on the court's
second case in the 2000 election, a position which was affirmed by
the U.S. Supreme Court as to the limitations of the role of courts
in election controversies. History tells us, he said, that virtual ties in
elections and the controversies that follow are inevitable.
"There have been reforms that have been made and changes of
machines and still there are controversies and still courts are thrust
into a position of making election decisions," he said. "But I think
that the courts have to again recognize the limitations on the role
that they can play in deciding who are going to be the political
leaders. Because ultimately that has to be a decision by the people
in the community and not by the judges in the community."

Cutting Back on Sleep a Self-Defeating Strategy

-By Resource Counselor Whitney F. Nobles
Eight hours of sleep a day seems like a colossal waste of time, doesn't
it? After all, in the hectic world of university life, those precious hours
could be put to use responding to all those emails or hitting the books.
So why is sleep important and why do we need so much of it? Many
students cut back on sleep to finish ever mounting piles of homework,
but it could be a self-defeating strategy. Harvard Medical School
researchers have found that people who stay up all night after learning
and practicing a new task show little improvement in their perfor-
mance. The study also suggests that no amount of sleep on the follow-
ing two nights can make up for the toll taken by the initial all-nighter.
Lack of sleep has also been linked to poor school performance, dif-
ficulty consolidating memories, a shorter life span, and even increased
weight gain. Sleep deprivation causes hormonal changes that can lead
to an increase in weight and a slower metabolism. Researchers have also
found that adults need at least eight hours of sleep to function at their
highest potential. Even if you feel that you can get less sleep and still
have high levels of performance, this is not the case.
Although we are not sure why we need sleep, multiple studies have
shown the importance of a good night's rest, especially for students. An
interesting fact is that in dream sleep the brain is actually very active.
No one is sure exactly what dreams accomplish, but some experts be-
lieve that dreaming is actually some kind of "cleansing" process. Other
sleep researchers think that dreams serve the function of helping to
reorganize and store psychological information taken in during the day.
Lack of sleep clearly affects our thinking. For example, we can per-
form calculations, but not as quickly. We're much more likely to make
errors. Sleep deprivation also affects us physically. Our coordination suf-
fers and we lose our ability to do things with agility. Additionally, sleep
improves muscle tone and skin appearance. Consider sleep as part of
your overall wellness. Don't feel guilty, you are doing yourself a favor.

Some tips to try to
promote restful sleep:
No reading or watch-
ing TV in bed. These
are waking activities.
Go to bed when you're
sleepy-tired, not when
it's time to go to bed
by habit.
Start slowing down
during the second half
of the evening before
bedtime. Ninety
minutes before bed,
don't get involved in
any kind of anxiety
provoking activities or
Do some breathing exercises or try to relax major muscle groups,
starting with the toes and ending with your forehead.
Your bed is for sleeping; if you can't sleep after 15-20 minutes, get
up and do something relaxing.
Have your room cool rather than warm.
Don't count sheep, counting is stimulating.
Exercise in the afternoon or early evening, but no later than three
hours before bedtime.
Don't over-eat, and eat 2-3 hours before bedtime.
Don't nap during the day.
If you awake in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep
within 30 minutes, get up and do something else.
Listen to calming music

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To be emailed an early release pdf of
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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 Jane Angelo
Assistant Professor
* Presented "Rapanos, Carabell
and Beyond" (an analysis of
recent U.S. Supreme Court
decisions addressing jurisdiction
under the Clean Water Act) at
the Florida Wetlands Confer-
ence in Tampa, Nov. 17.

Lars Noah
* Published the 2nd edition of
his casebook Law, Medicine,
and Medical Technology with
Foundation Press.


Barbara Bennett
David H. Levin Chair in Family
Law; Professor; Director, Cen-
ter on Children and Families
and Family Law Certificate Pro-
gram; Co-Director, Institute for Woodhouse
Child and Adolescent Research
and Evaluation (ICARE)
*Advised Fordham University in developing its
multidisciplinary center on child advocacy.
* Presented the keynote speech at St. John's
University's Nov. 17 conference on "Race, Class,
Culture and the Child Welfare Crisis."
* Spoke at a ceremony in Phoenix in connection
with the renaming of Arizona State's law school
in honor of retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Michael Allan Wolf
Richard E. Nelson Chair
in Local Government Law;
* Spoke at the "Preservation
101" seminar sponsored by Wolf
the Florida Trust for Historic
Preservation, Nov. 16, in Jack-
sonville on "Who's Afraid of Property Rights?,
Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love
the Constitution."

Steven J. Willis
* Published "People in Glass
Houses" in 113 Tax Notes 477
* Presented on the topic of "Fam-
ily Law Economics: Ruminations Willis

on Property," to Family Law Section of the Col-
lier County Bar Association at its annual Family
Law Conference
In the News

Joseph W. Little
Professor, Alumni Research
* Independent Florida Alligator,
Nov. 14. Little will be repre-
senting Charles Grapski, who
has been charged with felony Little
* High Springs Herald, Nov. 17. Successfully
defended Charles Grapski and had the case
against Grapski dismissed by the judge.
* University Wire, Nov. 17. Mentioned in an article
about Charles Grapski's victory against wiretap-
ping charges. He acted as Grapski's attorney.

Katheryn Russell-
Professor; Director of Center
for Study of Race and Race
* C-Span, Nov. 19. Interviewed Russell-Brown
about her book Protecting Our
Own: Race, Crime andAfrican Americans, fol-
lowing her appearance on a panel at the Miami
Book Fair International.

Michael L. Seigel
* Polish National Television,
Nov. 29. Interviewed regard-
ing the extradition of Edward
Mazur, a dual U.S. and Polish
citizen who has been charged Seigel
in Poland with hiring a hit man in connection
with the June 1998 killing of the former Polish
National Police Chief. Seigel was asked about
the US-Poland Extradition Treaty and his views
on whether Mazur will be extradicted given his
U.S. citizenship.

This is the last issue of FlaLaw for 2006. The next
issue will be published Jan. 8, 2007. Until then, have
a safe holiday season and a happy New Year.