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Table of Contents
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    Career services
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    Calendar of events
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    Briefs, news and events
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    Scholarship and activities
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VOL. 10, NO. 16 January 8, 2007

Judicial Reforms Provide Case Study

for Spring Break
The list of possible destinations this spring
break grew last month when the law school's
curriculum committee approved a new study
tour to Chile.
The course will
provide students with
practical exposure to
Latin American legal
systems, using Chile
and the country's
judicial reform process
as a case study. The
one-credit class will
include human rights
and trade compo-
nents. An informa-
tional meeting will be
Supreme Court building i
held Tuesday, Jan. 16, at
6 p.m. in Holland Hall room 354.
In-country visits will consist of both site tours
and presentations on relevant topics. The first-
hand experience will enable students to better
understand and manage international human

The Spring 2007 calendar is dominated by
numerous conferences and symposia at the Uni-
versity of Florida's Levin College of Law.
The inaugural Center for Governmental Re-
sponsibility Symposium kicks things off Jan. 23.
The topic for this year's symposium is "Privacy
Law: Perspectives of National Security, the First
Amendment, the Media, and the Individual."
The symposium will feature a panel discussion on
two major issues in privacy law: the intersection
of privacy and national security; and the intersec-
tion of privacy and media law.
The symposium, to be held in the Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial Classroom and the Faculty
Dining Room, is sponsored by Judge Anne

Program in Chile
rights and trade matters.
Students will depart for Chile the evening of
Friday, March 9, and arrive back in Florida on
the morning of Saturday, March 17. Four hours
ofpre-tour instruction
Swill cover relevant
Background informa-
Stion and an additional
meeting will discuss
logistical issues and
provide a language
review. Course in-
struction and readings
will be in English, but
an introduction to
Spanish lecture will be
a part of the pre-trip
n Santiago
Applications will be accepted online through
Jan. 31, and students can visit www.abroad.ufic.
ufl.edu for applications and instructions.
For more information, contact Meredith
Fensom at 273-0835 or fensom@law.ufl.edu.

Conway Jon Mills and the Government Lawyers
Section of The Florida Bar.
Other conferences planned for Spring 2007
include the UF Latin American Business Sym-
posium and Career Workshop, Jan. 26; the Sixth
Annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium, Feb.
2; the Fifth Annual UF Music Law Confer-
ence, Feb. 10; the 13th Annual Public Interest
Environmental Conference, March 1-3; the
Dunwody Lecture with speaker U.S. Eleventh
Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Rosemary Bar-
kett, March 23; a Professionalism Symposium,
in partnership with the Eighth Judicial Circuit,
March 30; and the Center for the Study of Race
& Race Relations spring lecture, April 3.

UF Students Can
Watch Game at
O'Dome and Union
University of Florida students can join
other Gator football fans on Jan. 8 in one
of several spots on campus to watch the
match-up with Ohio State in the Tostitos
BCS National Championship game.
The game, which will be played in Glendale,
Ariz., will be simulcast in the O'Connell
Center and in two locations in the Reitz
Student Union: the Orange & Brew and the
Grand Ballroom. Students, faculty and staff
with Gator 1 cards will be allowed one
guest each for admission to the O'Connell
Center. No identification will be required to
watch the game in the Reitz Union.
Game coverage starts at 8 p.m. with
kickoff expected at 8:25 p.m. Doors
will open at 6:30 p.m. at the O'Connell
Center, where the game will be shown on
four large video boards. Cheerleaders will
perform and contests will be held. All four
gates will be open, and concessions will be
available. Doors will remain open until the
beginning of the third quarter or until the
arena is filled. Guests will not be allowed to
re-enter if they leave.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. at the Orange &
Brew and Grand Ballroom, where multiple
projection screens will be set up. Food
specials will be available at the Orange &
Brew, and food is allowed in the Grand Ball-
room. Parking will be available throughout
campus as usual on a weekday evening
because Jan. 8 is the first day of classes.

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College of Law's Spring '07 Calendar


Symplicity Orientation
Mandatory for On-Campus
Symplicity Orientation will be offered
several times for your convenience.
Career Services professional counsel-
ors will help you learn how to access
Symplicity for On-Campus Interviewing
(OCI) and non-OCI career opportunities.
This orientation is mandatory for those
Fall '06 entrants wishing to participate in
Spring '07 OCI.
Emphasis will be placed on passwords
and login, uploading recruiting documents,
viewing employer information, surfing
the site, accessing the job database, and
other useful information to assist you
in your career search. Programs will be
offered in room 180 Holland Hall on:
* Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 5 p.m.
* Thursday, Jan. 11, at noon
* Friday, Jan. 12, at noon
* Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 5 p.m.
* Thursday, Jan. 18, at 5 p.m.
* Friday, Jan. 19, at 5 p.m.

Walk-in Resume Review
This Wednesday
Bring your resume to the CCS at 244
Bruton-Geer on Wednesday, Jan. 10,
from 9 a.m. until noon for an immediate
The normal two-day review period is
suspended and students will have their
resumes reviewed on the spot during a
first-come, first-served 15-minute review
so that it is ready to upload in Symplicity
and send out to employers.



Welcome Back!

We hope that you had a restful break and
are recharged for the busy new semester.

As you settle into your new schedules, now
is the time to think about your Summer
2007 plans. How would you like to gain
experience this summer? Will you take
classes? Would you like to work in a law
firm? Are you considering an externship
with a judge or in a government agency?
Have you thought about performing Pro
Bono work? Maybe you would like to
attend a study abroad program?
Some may think summer planning is
premature but putting things off might
come at the cost of losing out on some
great opportunities. Many summer posi-
tions have published deadlines in January
and February. It's not too late, but the
time to explore your options and plan for
your summer is now. The successful law
student has an action plan to implement
throughout the spring semester. Action
plan? Where to start, you ask?

Know Your Geographic

Begin by determining the geographic area
where you would like to make contacts,
gain experience, or possibly work fol-
lowing the completion of your JD and/or
passing the bar exam(s). Do you plan to
practice in Florida? Perhaps you wish to
move to another state? Are you interested
in obtaining international experience
or working for a governmental entity
in Washington, D.C.? The sooner you
determine your geographic preference, the
sooner you can establish valuable contacts.

Try to Determine Your Practice
Area Prefrence

Next, narrow down your practice area
preferences. It is always wise to keep your
options open, but if you know that you
will not be happy doing transactional
work then your time is best spent looking

at how to develop your litigation skills
or obtaining some experience in another
relevant and satisfying area. Be careful
about being too narrow in your prefer-
ence because the summer job of your
dreams might already be in someone else's
hands. Creating a back-up plan, or two, is

Research Your Opportunities

Once you know where you want to be and
have a general idea about what you want
to do, you should have a good idea where
to begin your search. Researching your
opportunities is thus the next step. Cast
a broad but reasonable net and rule out
those options that do not work with your
main objective. Don't be too self-selective,
but remember that it's probably not the
best idea to limit all your inquiries to firms
or agencies that require top 10 percent
and law review if you do not meet these
requirements. After identifying the avail-
able opportunities you will want to either
send out the required applications or send
out targeted mailings.

Follow Up

The fourth critical step is the follow up.
Make those follow up phone calls, let-
ters, or emails, and send those thank you
notes after interviews. Completing this
step lands the position for many students.
Getting to this point can be frustrating
for many students and you might thus
be tempted to put your search off. Stay
strong and resist this path. If you would
like help formulating your search strategy
or support in trying to determine where
you want to work or what you want to do
please make an appointment with a Career
Services Counselor and we can discuss
your many options. Another great idea is
to attend upcoming Career Services pro-
grams to learn from others. This will allow
you to meet practicing attorneys and learn
about many different areas of practice,
options beyond OCI, or what other law
students did in their previous summers.

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Scholarships, Fellowships, and Internships

South Florida Alumni Networking
The Levin College of Law will hold its
annual UF Law Alumni Reception at the
Florida Bar 2007 Midyear Meeting on
Thursday, Jan. 18, 6:30 8 p.m., at the
Hyatt Regency Miami. This reception,
open to all UF Law alumni and 10 UF
Law students, will provide an opportunity
to network and reconnect with friends
and colleagues from all around the state.
Firm Sponsors include: Feldman Gale, PA;
Wites & Kapetan, PA; Lott & Friedland,
PA; Akerman Senterfitt; Greenberg Traurig;
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; Levin,
Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner
& Proctor, PA; and Ruden McClosky. If
your schedule allows you to be in Miami on
Thursday evening and you would like to at-
tend this networking opportunity, send an
email to career2@law.ufl.edu by Jan. 11.
UF Career Showcase
The University of Florida Career Show-
case-Job Fair will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23
(Technical positions), and Wednesday, Jan.
24 (Non-technical positions), 9 a.m. 3
p.m., at the O'Connell Center. This event
is held each fall and spring and traditionally
hosts over 200 companies and more than
4,000 students during its two days. UF Law
students are eligible to attend.
See www.crc.ufl.edu/careerfairs/Events/
Showcase/showcase.php for more details.
Externships for Summer/Fall 2007
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 short-
ly about externships as Career Services will
no longer be administering the externship
program. The faculty recently approved
revisions to the externship program that
have ended the availability of student-cre-
ated externships. Therefore, no student-cre-
ated externships will be approved effective
Summer or Fall 2007.

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs
2007 Diversity $5,000 Scholarships and
Summer Clerkship Positions (1Ls)
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP,
will award two first-year law students each
a $5,000 scholarship and a paid clerkship
position for the summer following the first
year of law school at one of their Ohio
offices or in their Boca Raton or West Palm
Beach office. 1Ls of African-American, His-
panic, Asian, and Native-American descent
are eligible to apply. Scholarship will be
awarded to the candidate who best meets
the following criteria of "demonstrated
leadership skills, commitment to excellence,
service to the community and academic
By Jan. 10, submit your current law school
transcript, college transcript, current
resume, completed application, and an
essay (2,000 word max.) on Immigration
Reform or Merit Selection of Judges. Send
completed materials to Tami Whiteleather,
Legal Personnel Coordinator, Buckingham,
Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, 3800 Embassy
Parkway, Akron, Ohio 44333. More infor-
mation and complete application instruc-
tions and forms can be found at www.
bdblaw.com/diversity-program.asp. Students
selected for an interview will be notified by
Thursday, Jan. 25.
Labor Related Summer Fellowship-The
Peggy Browning Fund
The Peggy Browning Fund will support at
least 36 funded Summer Fellowships in
labor-related organizations throughout the
United States in 2007. The Summer Fellow-
ship stipends are for a minimum of $4,000
per student for a 10-week employment
period. In many cases Mentor Organizations
will supplement the stipend. Students inter-
ested in applying must submit applications
both to the listed organization and to The
Peggy Browning Fund no later than Friday,
Jan. 12. The Fund expects to notify stu-
dents selected for these positions in mid to
late February. Full details available at www.

Summer 2007 Judicial Internship Op-
portunity Program-The ABA Judicial
Internship Opportunity Program (1L &
The ABA Judicial Internship Opportunity
Program is a full-time, 6-week minimum
summer internship program open to all first-
and second-year minority and financially dis-
advantaged law students. Selected students
clerk for a state or federal judge and receive
a $1,500 stipend. Internship positions are
available in Miami, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona;
San Francisco, California; Illinois; Texas;
and Washington, D.C. In certain locations
the program will also offer specialized
positions for students interested in working
with a judge who specializes in intellectual
property or antitrust law. Complete program
information and applications, due Jan. 12, can be
found at www.abanet.org/litigation/jiop.

Summer Internship Available with Center for
Constitutional Rights in New York (1Ls)
The CCR, dedicated to protecting and advancing
the rights guaranteed by the US Constitution
and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
is seeking volunteer interns for its Ella Baker
Summer Internship Program. Interested 1Ls
should send a resume, cover letter, references,
and a writing sample. The letter should include
the following information: a statement about
why you would like to work for social change in
general and for CCR in particular; your experience
in community organizing or movements for social
change; and your interests and skills. The CCR
recommends that students commit to and take
advantage of the summer internship's full 10-
week program. The deadline for 1Ls is Jan. 15,
and more information is available at http://www.

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of Events

Monday JANUARY 8
* Reitz Union Arts & Crafts Center presents
its annual poster sale, Jan 8-12, 9 a.m.-6
p.m., Colonnade
* Gator football: Tostitos BCS National
Championship vs. Ohio State, kick-off 8:25
p.m., Glendale, simulcast in the O'Connell
Center and Reitz Union, doors open at 6:30

Monday JANUARY 15
* Holiday Martin Luther KingJr.'s Birthday
no classes.

Tuesday JANUARY 9
* Gator men's basketball vs. Arkansas, 7 p.m.,
O'Connell Center
* CCR Program: Symplicity, JobBank & OCI
Training, 5 p.m., 180 HOL

Tuesday JANUARY 16
* Moot Court informational meeting, 6-8 p.m.,
HOL 285B

Tuesday JANUARY 23
CGR Symposium, noon & 1:30 p.m.,
HOL 180 & FDR
* CRC Job Fair (Technical positions), 9
a.m.-3 p.m., O'Connell Center

Wednesday JANUARY 10
* ICAIR Speaker Series- John Allison, Univ. of
Texas, Dept. Iii I,-g..ir..ir & Science Info
Systems and Emerson Tiller, Professor North-
western School of Law, noon, HOL 345
* CCR Program: Walk-in Resume Review, 9
a.m.-noon, 244 BG

Wednesday JANUARY 17
* CCR Program: Walk-in Resume Review, 1-4
p.m., BG 244
* CCR Program: Symplicity, JobBank & OCI
Training, 5 p.m., 180 HOL

Wednesday JANUARY 24
* ACS "Food for Thought" lecture, noon, BG
* CCR Program: Walk-in Resume Review, 9
a.m.-noon, BG 244
* CRC Job Fair (Non-technical positions), 9
a.m.-3 p.m., O'Connell Center
* Gator men's basketball at Mississippi State,
9 p.m.

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Thursday JANUARY 11
* Gator women's basketball vs. Tennessee, 7
p.m., O'Connell Center
* Center for European Studies film "White
Hell of Pitz Palu," 7 p.m., Bldg 105
* CCR Program: Symplicity, JobBank & OCI
Training, noon, 180 HOL

Thursday JANUARY 18
* Moot Court Brief Writing Seminar, 6-8
p.m., HOL 360
* CCR Program: Beyond OCI: Job Search
Strategies, noon, Bailey Courtroom
* CCR Program: Symplicity, JobBank & OCI
Training, 5 p.m., 180 HOL
* Gator women's basketball vs. Auburn, 7
p.m., O'Connell Center

Thursday JANUARY 25
* Law & Policy in the Americas Program
program-Pedro Malavet speaks about U.S.
Territorial Possessions, noon, FDR
* CCR Program: SHIPS: Clerkships, Intern-
ships, & Fellowships, noon 285B

Friday JANUARY 12
* CCR Program: Symplicity, JobBank & OCI
Training, noon, 180 HOL

Friday JANUARY 19
* Monday classes meet; Friday classes
* CCR Program: Symplicity, JobBank & OCI
Training, noon, 180 HOL

Sat./Sun JANUARY 13/14
* Saturday, Gator men's basketball at South
Carolina, 1 p.m., Columbia, SC
* Sunday, Gator women's basketball at
Vanderbilit, 3 p.m, Nashville

Sat./Sun JANUARY 20/21
* Saturday, Gator men's basketball vs. Ole
Miss, 1 p.m., O'Connell Center
* Sunday, Gator women's basketball vs.
Arkansas, 3 p.m., O'Connell Center

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Sat./Sun JANUARY 27/28
* Saturday, Florida Blue Key- Legal Day, 9
a.m. 4 p.m., HOL 180.
* Saturday, Gator men's basketball at Auburn,
5 p.m., Auburn, AL
* Sunday, Gator women's basketball vs.
Georgia, 4:30 p.m., O'Connell Center


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News & Events

Riskin and Uphoff Join UF
Law Faculty
The UF Law faculty has been bolstered
by the addition of two new professors
this semester.
SLeonard L. Riskin, a
noted authority in
alternative dispute
resolution, comes to
UF from the University
of Missouri School of
Riskin Law, where he was
C.A. Leedy Professor
of Law and served as
director of the Center for the Study of
Dispute Resolution from 1984 to 2002,
and again from Summer 2004 to Summer
Riskin has written several books and nu-
merous articles on alternative dispute res-
olution, articles on law and medicine and
torts, and essays for popular magazines.
In recent years, he has written about
the benefits of mindfulness meditation
for lawyers and mediators. He also has
been chair of the sections on Law and
Medicine and Dispute Resolution of the
Association of American Law Schools.

joins the faculty as
a visiting professor
and interim director
of clinical and skills
programs. He also
Uphoff comes to UF from the
University of Missouri
School of Law, where he was Elwood
Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of
Law and director of the University of Mis-
souri South Africa Educational Program.
Before joining the Missouri faculty in
2001, Uphoff taught at the University of
Oklahoma for 11 years, where he served
as their director of clinical education for
three years. Uphoff also was one of the
lawyers appointed to defend Terry Nich-
ols in the Oklahoma bombing case.

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.

UF Law Admissions Office
Seeking New Recruiters
The Office of Admissions is seeking
students, regardless of year, to help bring
the nation's top undergraduates to the
Levin College of Law. Students may apply
for the Student Recruitment Team (SRT).
Members of the team conduct campus
tours, discuss their law school experiences
with prospective students and occasionally
travel nationwide for recruitment efforts,
participate in panel discussions, or speak
to UF organizations regarding UF Law
During office hours, recruiters will
answer questions from prospective stu-
dents; give tours of the law school; or call
admitted students. Two hours per week is
the minimum time commitment for the
program. If you are interested in becom-

ing part of the SRT, bring your completed
application and resume to the Admissions
Office before Jan. 16. For more informa-
tion, contact Noemar Castro, castro@law.

Child Welfare Openings
Placement opportunities are available
in the Child Welfare Clinic for the Spring
2007 semester. The Child Welfare Clinic
was founded in 2003 as an affiliate of the
Levin College of Law's Center on Children
and Families. Its mission is to enhance
children's well-being by improving col-
laboration among professionals serving
at-risk children.
College of Law students selected for
the clinic receive training to become legal
interns certified by the Florida Supreme
Court. Subsequently, they work in place-
ments with the Child Protection Team,
Child Welfare Legal Services (Gainesville
and Ocala) and Juvenile Public Defend-
ers Office, under the supervision of Legal
Skills Professor Monique Haughton Wor-
The intern's responsibilities include case
analysis, legal research, drafting of motions
and/or memoranda, communication with
local counsel, and appearance in court.
CWC is a one semester 9 credit clinic,
with a minimum weekly commitment of
twenty hours in addition to class time. For
more information visit http://www.law.
ufl.edu/centers/welfare/brochure.shtml. or
contact Professor Worrell at haughton@

Note: Career Services programs and
additional meetings and events are listed
on the calendar on pages 4-5.

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Fall Class Commencement, Dec. 22, 2006


There were smiles all around
at the Levin College of Law's
Fall 2006 Class Commencement
Ceremony on Dec. 22. Albert the
Alligator made an appearance
during Professor Michael Allan
Wolf's faculty exhortation;
Oshia Gainer and Will Sexton,
co-chairs of the Fall 2006 Class
Gift Committee, presented a
check for $48,801 to Dean
Robert Jerry and Law Alumni
Council President Mark Klin-
gensmith; and Cecily McLeod
delivered the student address.
Photos by Kristen Hines.

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Send Us Your News
FlaLaw is published each week school is in
session by the Levin College of Law
Communications Office:
* Jim Hellegaard, Senior Writer,
FlaLaw Editor
* Debra Amirin, APR, Director
* Kathy Fleming, APR, CPRC, Associate
Director, UF LAW Magazine Editor
* Kristen Hines, Photographer
To be emailed an early release pdf of
FlaLaw or to submit news of interest to
the law school community (deadline is 10
a.m. Tuesday for the following Monday's
issue), email flalaw@law.ufl.edu, call 273-
0650, stop by Communications in 287 Hol-
land Hall, or mail it to P.O. Box 117633,
Gainesville, FL 32611-7633.

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

In The News

George R. "Bob" Dekle
Legal Skills Professor; Director, Criminal Law
* The MontgomeryAdvertiser Nov.
22. Quoted in an article concern-
ing jurors' exposure to extraneous
information in the bribery and
conspiracy trial against former Ala-
bama governor, Don Siegelman, "
and ex-HealthSouth CEO Richard Dekle
* Palm Beach Post, Dec. 10. Quoted in an article
concerning the Justice Administrative Commis-
sion's fight with Richard Lubin, attorney for con-
victed wife-killer, Jeffrey Lamb, over his payment for
defending Lamb.

Robert H. Jerry, II
Dean, Levin Mabie and Levin Professor
* The Miami Herald, Jan. 2. Co-
authored an op-ed about the need
for a national catastrophe fund and
mitigation measures in preparing
for natural disasters. His co-authors
were James M. Loy, former Com-
mandant of the U.S. Coast Guard Jerry
and former deputy secretary of
the Department of Homeland Security, who is co-
chairman of ProtectingAmerica.org; and Steven E.
Roberts, professorial lecturer in law at The George
Washington University Law School and an attorney
atAlston & Bird.

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky
UF Research Foundation Professor
SWorldNetDaily, Nov. 30. Quoted in
an article about the latest defama-
ion lawsuit concerning postings
on a Web site. The newest suit, in
which a financial supporter from
Tennessee for Al Gore's 2000
campaign is seeking $165 million, Lidsky
would be the largest yet, if won.
* The Gainesville Sun, Nov2. Her participation in the
reporter's privilege symposium was mentioned.

Diane H. Mazur
* The Tampa Tribune, Nov. 11. In an article about the
high level of respect given to troops as opposed to
the Vietnam days, she cites voluntary service as a
* Centro MiDiario, Dec. 1. Quoted in a Tampa Span-

ish-language newspaper story
about the small amount of Hispanic
officers in the military, especially in
high-ranking positions. Mazur said
one of the main reasons is that
many are not university graduates.
"...it is more difficult for Hispanics Mazur
to enter into universities because
of the economic conditions and the quality of the
colleges," she said.

Timothy McLendon
Staff Attorney, Center for Governmental
* Emerald Coast.com and AM850.
com, Dec. 27. Quoted in an
article concerning the results of
a study about historic preserva-
tion and quality of life conducted
by the Center for Governmental im
Responsibility in conjunction with McLendon
UF's Department of Urban and
Regional Planning.

Kenneth Nunn
Professor; Associate Director, Center on
Children and Families
SSt Petersburg Times, Nov. 30,
The Ledger, Nov. 30. Quoted in
an article about the arrest of eight
correctional officers for the death of
14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson
and the difficulties faced when pros-
ecuting law enforcement officers. Nunn
* WJHG News Channel 7 Nov. In-
terviewed over the telephone by WJHG concerning
the boot camp death and arrests.
* Florida Public Radio, Nov. 30. Discussed the
case of Tom Brown, the UF student who was
beaten to death at the 2005 Florida-Georgia game

Christopher L. Peterson
Associate Professor
* Florida Trend Magazine, January.
The article was about Peterson's
role in getting a law passed which
protects soldiers and their families
from predatory lenders. The article
said he "provided ammo" for the
supporters of the law. Peterson