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    Career services
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        Page 3
    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. 17 January 16, 2007

Real-Life Scenarios to Launch Talk

at CGR Symposium on Privacy Law
Real-life scenarios will serve as launching Gregg D. Thomas, Thomas & LoCicero, Tampa;
points for discussion at the First Annual Center Judge Jacqueline Griffn, Fifth District Court
for Governmental Responsibility Symposium, of Appeals of Florida; Judge Anne C. Conway
"Privacy Law: Perspectives of National Security U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of
the First Amend- Florida; and Fletcher
ment, the Media, N. Baldwin, Jr.,
and the Individual," Chesterfield Smith
on Tuesday, Jan. 23, Professor of Law, di-
noon-1:30 p.m., rector, Centre for In-
in the Chesterfield ternational Financial
Smith Ceremonial Crime Studies. Jon
Classroom (Holland Mills, dean emeritus,
Hall Room 180). Foley Mills Baldwin professor of law,

Speakers in-
dude Mike Foley,
master lecturer, Hugh Cunningham Professor
in Journalism Excellence, College of Journal-
ism & Communications, University of Florida;

Levin College of
Law, and founding
director, Center for Governmental Responsibility,
will serve as moderator for the discussion.
Continued on page 7

France Provides Sumptuous Backdrop

to UF Law's Study Abroad Program

By Jessica Jinah Song
Most law students would agree there aren't
many things better to do in summer than earn-
ing academic credits while
being able to enjoy escar-
got, see the Eiffel Tower, I
taste excellent wines at .. .
vineyards and explore ..
France for five weeks.
The University of
Florida Levin College of
Law will jointly sponsor a
summer law program with
the University of Mont-
pellier Faculty of Law
from June 24 through July
27. Students will spend
the first week in Paris
and the last four weeks in
Montpellier, France. UF Law students in

"It gave me a chance to take another look
at the world," said Adam Josephs, a UF Law
student who took part in last year's program.
"I would do it again ifI
Though students will
be taking classes, there is
plenty of time after class
S ... to enjoy the rich culture
and other leisure activities
off-campus during the
program, he said.
"We got to watch the
World Cup while we
were there," Josephs said.
"French are very passion-
ate. It was quite unlike any
sporting events here."
Continued on page 7
front of the Eiffel Tower.

Law Students Sought
to be Ambassadors
The Office of Student Affairs is
looking for highly energetic upper
class students (second semester
minimum) to act as ambassadors
for "Introduction to Law School and
the Profession."
Ambassadors will assist and guide
new students through their first
semester. They will be assigned a
team of six to eight new students.
Their duties include (but are not
limited to): conducting activities to
help participants get to know each
other, developing a support group
for new students and challenging
the students to become active in
the law school community.
Applications are available in the
Office of Student Affairs. All
applicants must be available to
attend an interview and a training
session this semester. The applica-
tion deadline is Friday, Feb. 17.
Students selected as ambassadors
must be available by Monday, Aug.
13. For more information please
contact Rachel E. Inman, associate
dean for student affairs, inman@

UF Lcvin College of Law
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Changes in the Center for
Career Services

Upcoming Deadlines
Government Honors & Intern-
ship Handbook deadlines (check
with CCS for usernamelpassword
Jan. 20
* Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of General Counsel, Summer
Honors Program (1L, 2L)
* Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Enforcement & Compliance
Assurance Law Clerk & Intern Program

Jan. 30
* Delaware Office of Attorney General,
Summer Law Clerk Program (1L, 2L)
* Export-Import Bank of the U.S., General
Counsel's Summer Intern Program
(1L, 2L)

Jan. 31
*Environmental Protection Agency, Legal
Internship Program, R2 (New York)
(1L, 2L)

* Corporation for National & Community
Service, Summer Legal Internship (1L,
* Environmental Protection Agency, Law
Clerk Program, R3 (Philadelphia) (1L,
* Environmental Protection Agency,
Summer Law Clerk Program, R9 (San
(1L, 2L)

* City of Houston Legal Department, Law
Student Internships (1L, 2L)
* U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Law
Student Internships/Externships (2L)
* Transportation Security Administration,
Law Student Internship Program,
Office of Civil Rights (1L 2L, 3L)

You may have noticed a few major changes
in the Center for Career Services.

To better accommodate students' needs, we
are expanding. Our resource coordinator,
Colene Milligan, and our student worker,
Kayce Horgan, are now working in the
lobby area just outside room 244. They
will be there for quick- and-easy access to
answer questions, help make counselor
appointments, or refer you to the many
resources in the Center for Career Services.

You will also notice that some of these
resources have even been moved into the
lobby area for easier access.

Additionally, our professional career coun-
selors will be in the lobby area instead of
on the concourse for One Quick Ques-
tion. Throughout the semester, you'll find
a counselor in the lobby area on Mondays,
1:45-3:15 p.m., and Thursdays, 9:45-11:15
a.m. One Quick Question is now in the
lobby area to refer you to the appropriate
resources with ease.

Inside Room 244 you'll also notice some
changes and a new set up. Our library of
career resources has also been moved to a
cozy alcove area. Please stop by to check
out our new look, schedule an appoint-
ment, drop off a resume, or ask a question.

Please note that because office equipment
is now in the lobby area, the glass doors
will be locked from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m., and
all unaccompanied students will be asked
to leave the area once our office hours of 8
a.m.-5 p.m. conclude each day.

Keep an eye out for upcoming changes,
including a computer work station for
career-related use, and additional resources
for the Center for Career Services and
Legal Research & Writing that will help
make our office a more comfortable place
to search for employment and provide
more resources to you.

Reminder about Symplicity and
OCI Orientation

This week Career Services professional
counselors will offer additional Symplicity
orientations. Please join us in 180 Holland
Hall to learn about the computer software
you will use to participate in On Campus
Interviews (OCI), search our job bank, and
participate in resume collects. This will
be a valuable orientation for all students,
whether or not they wish to participate
in OCI. Programs will be offered in the
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom
(180 HOL) on:

* Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5 p.m.

* Thursday, Jan. 18, at 5 p.m.

* Friday, Jan. 19, at noon

Please note that attendance in one of the
Symplicity orientation sessions is man-
datory for fall '06 entrants who wish to
participate in Spring '07 OCI.

Walk-in Resume Review

Bring your resume to the CCS at 244
Bruton-Geer Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 24,
9 a.m.-noon, for an immediate review. 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/or send
out to employers.

Beyond OCI: Job Search

Join us to learn how to conduct an effec-
tive career search in Florida or nationally
Thursday, Jan. 18, at noon in the Bailey
Courtroom. Emphasis will be placed on
formulating your search plan, conducting
demographic or practice area searches,
locating background information and
searching for resources on prospective
employers. Bring your specific questions
about how to find a job beyond OCI.

2 FlaLaw

Fellowship and Internship
Deadlines Looming
ABA Section of Antitrust Law Janet D.
Steiger Fellowship Project
The 2007 Janet D. Steiger Fellowship
Project is a full-time, 8-week summer
fellowship program open for 1Ls and 2Ls
that offers a $5,000 stipend and $2,000
supplemental housing/travel allowance for
students who are not living at home for
the summer. There are 21 fellowships for
students who will work on consumer pro-
tection (and perhaps antitrust) matters at
one of the offices of state attorney generals
in Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Illi-
nois, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada,
New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont,
Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and
Wisconsin. Applications and accompanying
information must be received by Friday,
Jan. 19. For more information, go to:
Pfizer Inc./AALDEF Corporate Legal
Internship Program for 1Ls
Summer interns will work in such areas
as employment, intellectual property,
commercial transactions, regulatory and
international law. The internships will not
lead to a permanent position; however,
Pfizer provides student interns with men-
tors who will provide professional guidance
and career counseling. The internship runs
10-12 weeks with a summer stipend as high
as $1,800 per week. Application deadline
is Jan. 19. Information and instructions are
available in the CCS or at www.aaldef.org.
2007 Summer Law Intern Program US-
DOJ Office of the United States Attor-
ney Middle District of Florida (Tampa,
Orlando, Jacksonville and Fort Myers)
This district is soliciting applicants for the
unpaid Summer Law Intern Program for
2007. Due to the critical and sensitive
nature of work that is performed, students
will be screened prior to being selected for

Just over seven years after graduating from
the University of Florida's Levin College of Law,
Gregory Harrell was made partner at Mateer &
Harbert, an Orlando-based law firm that focuses
primarily on commercial litigation work for clients
in high-end real estate and health care.
Harrell works in the firm's Ocala office as one
of two resident partners, along with fellow UF
Law grad J. Theodore "Ted" Schatt. As a general
civil litigator, Harrell has been doing more work
representing health care facilities since joining the
firm. "I have been given the opportunity to really
spread my wings and start my own practice and
be a general practitioner here in Ocala, and it's
been great," he said.
With a bachelor's degree in English from the Uni-
versity of Virginia, Harrell served on the executive
board of Florida LawReview while in law school
as the senior writing competition editor. The
experience served him well. "Obviously, that type
of exercise is very important for practicing law,"
he said. "It teaches you good traits."
Immediately following law school, he worked
for an insurance defense firm in Tallahassee. "It
gave me a lot of good experience right out of the
gate doing civil litigation," said Harrell, who also
met his wife Stephanie, a Florida State grad,
during this time. After two years there, the couple
moved to Miami, where Harrell worked with Fer-

an interview. Students will be subject to
a background investigation that will take
at least six to eight weeks. Interns must be
citizens of the United States. Students must
submit the following as part of their appli-
cation: cover letter stating in which city the
student is interested in working (in prefer-
ence order); if interested in Tampa, indicate
which division (appellate, criminal or civil,
in preference order); resume must include
email address, current mailing address and
daytime telephone number; Pre-Inter-
view Questionnaire for National Security
Positions; Disclosure and Authorization
Pertaining to Consumer Reports (Form
DOJ 555); writing sample; and a copy of
your transcript that includes current GPA.
Copies of Questionnaire and Disclosure

rell Law and Stephanie attended medical school at
the University of Miami. While gaining experience
directly representing clients, Harrell worked on
some major civil cases and developed an interest
in probate litigation.
Today, Harrell commutes to work from Gaines-
ville, where Stephanie is a pediatric resident at
Shands. They plan to settle in Ocala, where both
of them are from originally.
"When you graduate from UF, if you want to
practice here, there is such a vast network of UF
law grads throughout the country, particularly
in Florida, and you are immediately made part of
that network and sort of taken into the fold."

and Authorization are available in the
CDO. Applications may be mailed to:
Judith A. Hoberman, Human Resources
Specialist, U. S. Attorney's Office, 400
N. Tampa Street, Suite 3200, Tampa,
FL 33602, telephone 813-274-6239, or
emailed (preferred method of submission)
to judith.hoberman@usdoj.gov by Jan. 31.
Summer Internships with Asian Ameri-
can Legal Defense and Education Fund
AALDEF protects and promotes the legal
rights of Asian Americans through litiga-
tion, legal advocacy and community educa-
tion. A number of full-time summer intern-
ships are available in the New York office.
Deadline is Jan. 31. More information is
available in the CCS or at www.aaldef.org.

FlaLaw 3


Gregory C. Harrell (JD 99), Partner,

Mateer & Harbert, Ocala


of Events

Tuesday JANUARY 16
* Moot Court informational meeting, 6-8
p.m., HOL 285B
* Informational session for Legal Institution
of Americas Study Tour, 6 p.m., HOL 354
* Dr. Tatiana Kostadinova of FIU on
"Corruption, Electoral Competition and
EU Accession in Eastern Europe," sponsored
by the Center for European Studies, 3 p.m.,
Anderson 216

More information on

upcoming events is avail-

able through the Levin

College of Law's online

calendars at:

www. la. ufl. edu/calendars

Tuesday JANUARY 23
* CGR Symposium, "Privacy Law:
Perspectives of National Security, the 1st
Amendment, the Media & the Individual,"
noon, HOL 180
* CGR Symposium reception, 1:30 p.m.,
Faculty Dining Room
* CRC Job Fair (Technical positions), 9 a.m.-3
p.m., O'Connell Center

Wednesday JANUARY 17
* CCS Program: Walk-in Resume Review, 1-4
p.m., BG 244
* CCS Program: Symplicity, JobBank & OCI
Training, 5 p.m., 180 HOL
* Summer Abroad France informational meet-
ing, noon, HOL 285B

Wednesday JANUARY 24
* ACS "Food for Thought" lecture, noon, BG 136
* Trial Team informational meeting, noon, HOL
* Costa Rica summer program informational
meeting, noon, HOL 285B
* CCS Program: Walk-in Resume Review, 9 a.m.-
noon, BG 244
* CRCJob Fair (Non-technical positions), 9 a.m.-3
p.m., O'Connell Center

Wednesday JANUARY 31
* ACS Food for Thought lecture, noon, HOL
* CCS Program: What I Did Last Summer,
noon, Bailey Courtroom
* Gator men's basketball vs. Vanderbilt, 7
p.m., O'Connell Center

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Thursday JANUARY 18
Moot Court Brief Writing Seminar, 6-8
p.m., HOL 360
Cape Town Informational Meeting, noon,
HOL 285B
CCS Program: Beyond OCI: Job Search
Strategies, noon, Bailey Courtroom
CCS 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,
Pedro Malavet speaks about U.S. Territorial
Possessions, noon, FDR
* CCS Program: SHIPS: Clerkships, Intern-
ships, & Fellowships, noon 285B
* ACCENT presents Mo Rocca, 8 p.m., Reitz
Union Grand Ballroom

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

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

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

Thursday FEBRUARY 1
* Gator Women's Basketball vs. Ole Miss, 7
p.m., O'Connell Center

* Sixth Annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium
"Legal Implications of Golf Course Conver-
sions," 8 to 5 p.m., Hilton Hotel Conference

Sat./Sun FEBRUARY 3/4
* Saturday, Gator men's basketball vs. Tennes-
see, 3 p.m., Stephen C. O'Connell Center
* Sunday, Gator women's basketball at Ken-
tucky, noon, Lexington, KY

FlaLaw 5



News & Events

Grading Policy Changes
At its November 2006 meeting, the faculty of
the Levin College of Law adopted changes in the
grading policy of the college, to take effect during
Spring Term 2007. As a result of these changes,
the following portions of the section of the policy
dealing with the Mandatory Course Section Mean
now read:
2. Mandatory Course Section Mean
A. The mean grade for all course sections, except
as provided in paragraphs B and E, shall be
between 3.15 and 3.25, inclusive.
B. For upperclass course sections, the instructor
may elect to raise the top of the range or lower
the bottom of the range under whichever of the
following alternatives applies:
1. If the mean GPA (determined as of the begin-
ning of the semester) for students enrolled in the
course section after the last day to drop a class
is above 3.2, the lower end of the range shall be
3.15 and the upper end of the range may be .05
higher than the mean GPA of the students enrolled
in the course.
2. If the mean GPA (determined as of the begin-
ning of the semester) for students enrolled in the
course section after the last day to drop a class is
below 3.2, the lower end of the range may be .05
lower than the mean GPA of the students enrolled
in the course and the upper end of the range shall
be 3.25.
3. The mean GPA of the students enrolled in the
course shall be conclusively determined by the
registrar. (Paragraph B is unchanged.)
E. (New) The mean grade in section 2 shall be rec-
ommended rather than mandatory with respect to
(1) any seminar of 25 or fewer students; and
(2) any course section of 25 or fewer students
(provided that no more than 25 students are
enrolled for the semester in all course sections
bearing the same course number, except that
in the case of courses bearing the classification
6930, the proviso contained in this parenthetical
shall apply only to 6930 course sections with the
same or similar course content).
In no event, however, may the mean grade
exceed 3.6, except as follows: If the mean GPA
(determined as of the beginning of the semester)
for students enrolled in a course subject to this
paragraph (E) after the last day to drop a class is
above 3.55, the mean grade for the course section
may exceed 3.6, but may not exceed the mean
GPA of the students enrolled in the course section
plus .05.

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
If you are interested in becoming part of
the SRT, bring your completed applica-
tion and resume to the Admissions Office
before Jan. 16. For more information, con-
tact Noemar Castro, castro@law.ufl.edu.

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-
rell. The intern's responsibilities include
case analysis, legal research, drafting of
motions and/or memoranda, communica-

tion with local counsel, and appearance
in court. CWC is a one semester 9 credit
clinic, with a minimum weekly commit-
ment of twenty hours in addition to class
time. For more information visit http://
shtml or contact Professor Worrell at

Center to Host Panel
Discussion on Race Feb. 26
The Center for the Study of Race and
Race Relations will host a panel and key-
note discussion, "A Series of Unfortunate
Events? A Look at Race," Feb. 26, from
noon until 2 p.m., in Room 355B Hol-
land Hall.
Panelists include University of Florida
Professors Milagros Pena (sociology), Faye
Harrison (anthropology) and Kenneth
Nunn (law). Jabari Asim, a syndicated
columnist for The Washington Post and au-
thor of The N Word Who Can Say It, Who
Shouldn't and Why, will give the keynote.
For further information, please contact the
Center for the study of Race and Race Re-
lations at csrrrr@law.ufl.edu or 273-0614.

Join the Class Gift Committee
The UF Levin College of Law would not
be what it is today without support from
its former students. Now it is your chance
to make a difference and leave a legacy for
future generations of students. Committee
members are needed for the Spring 2007
Class Gift campaign. Members also have
the opportunity to network with alumni
and have a chance to join the Law Alumni
Council upon graduation.
If you are interested, please call Andrea
Shirey in the Office of Development &
Alumni Affairs at 273-0640 or email

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

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CGR Symposium to Focus on Privacy Law

Continued from page 1

"This is a contemporary point of conflict in the United States," said
Mills, who has studied privacy issues and been involved in legal cases in
this area during his career.
Some of the proposed scenarios to be discussed at the event include:
A 1999 Mississippi case, Plaxico v. Michael, in which an expectation
of privacy in the seclusion of one's own bedroom was not considered
reasonable when the individual was involved in a lesbian relationship and
in a child custody fight with her husband.
A female president of a college's student association sued a newspa-
per for invasion of privacy by public discourse of private facts when a
columnist disclosed that she was actually a man. The newspaper argued
that the publication was newsworthy and protected by the First Amend-
ment. The jury found for the plaintiff.
The case of a medical examiner who allowed a cable network film
crew to follow him to a hotel room where a woman had been thrown

to her death from the balcony by her husband, who then died when
he fell or jumped. The film crew recorded the crime scene, including
the woman's dead body, and the next morning shot photos of the nude
bodies. The parents and sister of the dead woman sued the network, the
parties associated with the program, and the medical examiner's office.
In December, President George W Bush issued a "presidential sign-
ing statement" related to a Postal Service bill, which said a subsection of
the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act "provides for open-
ing an item of a class of mail otherwise sealed against inspection." The
statement said the administration had the right to "conduct searches in
exigent circumstances" such as to protect human life and safety against
hazardous materials, and the need for physical searches specifically autho-
rized by law for foreign intelligence collection."
A reception will follow the symposium at 1:30 p.m. in the Faculty
Dining Room, Bruton-Geer Hall.

France a Sumptuous Backdrop for Study Abroad

Continued from page 1

Students can expect a variety of events from this program. "It's a series
of opportunities for students to experience legal and international institu-
tions in France," said Dean George Dawson, the program director.
UF arranges trips to various legal divisions and courts in France for
students to experience throughout the program. Last year, students
visited the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,
whose members share a commitment to democratic government and the
market economy. "There are so many things you learn just by being there
and you get a chance to get a differ- 4 0
ent perspective on issues by talking '- 'V
with French students," said Gina r- a k IlLJi
Atienza, a participant from UF last
year. "You get to learn a completely
different way of life."
Weekends also will be chances
for students to travel around
Europe. Montpellier is centrally
located and this is a huge advantage
for students who want to explore
different areas such as Spain, Italy,
Switzerland and Barcelona. "The UF Law students tour a vineyard in Fr
professors were great, and the
weekly trips were enriching," said Jay Hollenkamp, another participant
from last year's program. "Having the chance to study abroad during the
summer vacation is a tremendous opportunity, but getting to do them
with a group of really great people makes it special."
The France study abroad program can also open many new windows
of prospective opportunities. Some students were able to set up intern-
ship opportunities upon return. This program allows students to interact


with French students in class and make lifelong friendship as well. Some
of the French students from last year's program are now at UF for study
"One of the biggest benefits of this program is that there's a contact
between French and American students socially and legally," Dean Daw-
son said. "It's a combination of cultural and educational activities."
Six credit hours will be offered and students can take two, four or six
credit hours. Courses offered will be European Business Law, which is re-
S.. quired for all students; International
Sale of Goods; and White Collar
Crime, for two credits each. All
courses will be taught in English.
Cost of the program for Florida
residents will be $2,500, plus the
cost of the week in Paris (approxi-
mately $900, including housing
in Paris; a Metro/RER pass; access
to the U/F Paris Research Center,
where classes are held; and other
program activities to be announced
ce. later). Cost for non-residents will
be $3,000 (plus the cost of the Paris
week). Students will be responsible for food and other miscellaneous
costs. Last year's participants strongly suggest that students work out
a group plan to stay at the same hotels, and book the same flights and
weekend trips to save money. The deadline for applications is Friday,
March 23. Students interested in the Study Abroad Program in France
should attend an informational meeting with a slide show and more
details on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at noon in Room 285B Holland Hall.

FlaLaw 7

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

Stuart R. Cohn
Assistant Dean for Internation-
al Studies; Professor; Gerald
A. Sohn Scholar; Director of
International and Comparative
Law Certificate Program
* Appointed the Florida Liaison to n
the American Bar Association's
Business Law's Committee on Corporate Laws.

Richard Hiers
Affiliate Professor Emeritus
* Appointed to serve as chair of
the Advisory Committee for the
Journal of Law and Religion.

Andrea Matwyshyn Hiers
Assistant Professor;
Executive Director, Center for
Information Research (CIR)
* Named the Jurisdynamic Idol
by Jurisdynamics, which identi-
fies junior faculty members
and other aspiring scholars in Matwyshyn
law and allied fields.

William H. Page
Marshall M. Criser Eminent
Scholar in Electronic
Communications and
Administrative Law; Professor
* His book, The Microsoft Case:
Antitrust, High Technology, Page
and Consumer Welfare (with
John Lopatka of the University of South Carolina
School of Law), will be published by University of
Chicago Press in July.

Christopher L.

Associate Professor
* Debated Dr. Michael Maloney,
an economics professor at
Clemson University, on the ef- Peterso
ficacy of usury law. The debate
was broadcast in a half-hour
radio show by the Nation Public Radio affiliated
station at Utah State University. A recording of
debate can be heard online at

Barbara Bennett
David H. Levin Chair; Direc-
tor, Center on Children and
Families and Family Law
Certificate Program; Co-Di- Woodhouse
rector, Institute for Child and
Adolescent Research and
Evaluation (ICARE)
* Took part in a roundtable of experts from a
wide range of disciplines convened by Rutgers
University in New Jersey to debate the Future of
Childhood Studies.

In The News

Stephen C. O'Connell Chair
* Florida Times Union, Dec. 7. In an
article about a Jacksonville pastor
being charged with viewing child por-
nography on his church's computer,
he commented on employee privacy
rights in the workplace.


Michael L. Seigel
* Herald Tribune, Nov. 5. In an ar-
ticle about prosecutor's attempts
to tie criminals to a gang using
tattoos in order to increase their
sentence, he said tattoos were Seigel
"circumstantial evidence."
* The Gainesville Sun, Dec. 2. Quoted in an article
about the Florida Law Review symposium on "A
Reporter's Privilege" featuring Pulitzer Prize-win-
ning journalist Lucy Morgan, Brechner Center
Director Sandra Chance, fellow UF Law Professor
Lyrissa Lidsky and himself.

Michael Allan Wolf
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local
Government Law, Professor
* South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Dec.
21. Quoted in an article about
Boca Raton's possible ban on the
use of trans fats at local eateries. Wl
Wolf compared the situation to
government seat belt laws.