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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. 18 January 22, 2007

Legal Implications of Golf Course

Conversions Explored at Symposium

The Sixth Annual Richard E. Nelson
Symposium, to be held Feb. 2 at the UF
Hilton Conference Center, will assemble an
unprecedented panel of experts to discuss the
legal aspects of a growing real estate develop-
ment phenomenon
in Florida and
throughout the na-
tion-the conver-
sion of existing golf
courses into more
intensive land uses.
In many com-
munities that are
experiencing intense
growth pressures
and that contain
a shrinking inven-
tory of developable parcels, golf courses are
being targeted for residential, commercial,

The Levin College of Law's Environmen-
tal & Land Use Law program kicked off its
Spring 2007 speaker series last week with a
presentation by the program's director,
Professor Alyson Flournoy, and UF Law stu-
dent Christina Storz
on the National
Legacy Act.
The series features
a selection of
nationally known
scholars who will be
coming to the Levin
College of Law cam-
pus to present their
research to Environ-

mental and Land Use

and mixed-use projects. Local government of-
ficials often find themselves in the middle of
heated battles between neighboring residents,
golfers, builders, and environmental and
conservation groups.
"It's a national
i phenomenon," said
the symposium's
organizer, UF Law
Professor Michael
Allan Wolf, Richard
E. Nelson Chair in
Local Government
Law at the Levin Col-
lege of Law. "It raises
some very fascinating
questions about the
role of local govern-
ment, neighborhood organizations, and the
Cont. on page 7

Law (ELUL) students and faculty. The seminars,
which allow students to explore new perspec-
tives and sit in class beside their professors, are
part of the Capstone Colloquium for certificate
students, designed to enrich students' knowledge
of environmental and
land use law.
The series includes
four internationally
recognized scholars
and one practicing
attorney All presenta-
tions will be at 3 p.m.
in the college's faculty
dining room in Bru-
ton-Geer Hall.

Cont. on page 7

Environmental & Land Use Law faculty

UF Trial Team Spring
Intramural Competition
The University of Florida Trial
Team's Spring 2007 Intramural
Competition is here. Informational
meetings will be held Monday, Jan.
22, at 6:30 p.m. in room 285B Hol-
land Hall and Wednesday, Jan. 24,
at noon in room 345 Holland Hall.
Members of the team will be on
hand to explain the tryout process,
and to answer any questions you
may have. The team will be selling
intramural packets at the meeting
for $20 (cash only please).
If you are unable to attend the
meeting but still wish to compete
in the Spring 2007 Intramural
competition, members of the team
will be in the courtyard selling
packets Jan. 23-26 from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m.
Tryouts are open to 4th and 5th se-
mester students. Round one of the
competition is Jan. 29 at 6 p.m.,
with round two following Feb. 5 at
6 p.m. There will be an educational
seminar on Feb. 6 or 7. The compe-
tition resumes with round three on
Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. and the Final Four
Feb. 16 at 9 p.m.
For more information, contact Roni
Beasley at msronibl@ufl.edu.

UF1 Lcvin College of Law
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Environmental & Land Use Law

Seminars Enrich Students' Knowledge



Bring your resume to the Center for
Career Services at 244 Bruton-Geer 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 into Symplicity and send out to

On Thursday, Jan. 25, at noon, at-
tend the Career Services informational
program on "SHIPS." Learn how to find
clerkships, internships, and fellowships in
which you might be interested, and how
to navigate their application process.

Etiquette Dinner
Plan now to attend the Etiquette Dinner
on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m. to hear
Diann Catlin of Jacksonville's "Lessons
in Etiquette" coach you through the
how-to's of a business dinner as you
enjoy a catered meal. Her information on
utensils and stemware placement, dining
manners, making introductions and dining
conversations will prove invaluable to pre-
pare you for interview dinners and busi-
ness lunches. You will gain confidence
and professional polish by attending this
event co-sponsored by BLSA, JMBA and
the Center for Career Services.
The dinner will be held in the President's
Room at Emerson Alumni Hall. Dress is
business attire. Admission for the first 50
people who sign up is $15. Regular ad-
mission is $20. Only 100 seats are avail-
able. Stop by the table on the concourse
beginning Feb. 23 for full details.

Volunteer for Three Rivers
Three Rivers Legal Services is a local
non-profit corporation funded for the
sole purpose of providing free civil legal
services to low-income, eligible clients in
a 17-county area of North Florida. The
group offers a number of volunteer pro-
grams for law students. All volunteers must
have completed their first semester of law
school, and returning volunteers have regis-
tration preference. During Spring 2007
TRLS will run six volunteer programs for
law students in the following areas:
Volunteers will conduct client interviews
and draft memos and letters on landlord/
tenant issues. The Housing Program is
divided into two sessions of one training
and four evening clinics.

Housing A

Training: Jan. 31, 5-7 p.m.

Dates: Wednesdays

Feb. 7, 3-7 pm.

Feb. 14, 21, 28, 4-7 p.m.

Housing B

Training: March 7, 5-7 p.m.

Dates: Wednesdays

March 28, 3-7 p.m.

April 4, 11, 18, 4-7p.m.
Pro Se Divorce
Volunteers will assist domestic violence
victims and low income clients with
completing forms necessary for marriage
dissolution petitions and related child sup-
port actions.

Training: Feb. 2, 9-10 a.m.

Dates: Fridays

Feb. 2, 9 a.m.-lp.m.

Feb. 9, March 2, 9, April 6, 13, 9 a.m.-

Employment Law
Volunteers will have a chance to work with
clients, learn about employment law issues,
and observe and contribute to unemploy-
ment compensation hearings.

Training: Jan. 29, 5-7 p.m.

Dates: Mondays

Feb. 12, 26, March 5, 19, and April 9,
4:45-8 p.m.
Disability Benefits for Homeless
Volunteers will interview clients at Helping
Hands Clinic on Monday evenings, then
schedule regular hours at Three Rivers to
compile the application information and
medical/psychiatric reports.

Training: Jan. 24, 5-8 p.m.

Dates: Client interviews on Monday
evenings, 5-7 p.m. (no more than twice a
month); office hours scheduled individu-
Public Interest Law Outreach
This program is designed to allow students
to learn about and prepare a presentation
to educate particular groups on their legal
rights. Students may choose from a wide
variety of public interest law topics, such as
elder law, tenant rights, consumer rights,
and legal issues facing young adults.

Training and office hours can be set on an
individual basis once the presentation topic
is approved.
General Legal Intake
Volunteers will interview clients and draft
intake memos on various civil legal issues.
You should register for either Mondays or
Tuesday. Students may begin client inter-
views after training.

Training: Case Management System
training and interview techniques only,
arranged by appointment.

Dates: Mondays, 1:30-3 p.m.

Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-noon

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Email your registration requests to pblc@
trls.org. Include your name, email address,
mailing address, year/semester in law
school, phone number, the volunteer
programs) in which you would like to
participate, and whether or not you are a
returning volunteer. Based upon program
availability, students will be allowed to
participate in multiple programs. All volun-
teers, including returning volunteers, must
attend the entire training session for the
applicable programss. Training sessions will
be held at the offices ofTRLS at 901 NW
8th Ave., D-5, in Gainesville.

Volunteering at organizations such as TRLS
not only helps our community, but also
provides you with valuable practical legal
experience. Don't forget to report your
hours through the Pro Bono Program.
More information can be found at http://

On Campus Interviewing (OCI)

Bidding for Phase One of Spring 2007 OCI
begins on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and will con-
tinue through Jan. 29, at noon. Log in to
Symplicity to see the employers who will be
participating in Phase One interviews. Do
not forget the important step of researching
the employers before you bid to make sure
you are indeed interested in working for
them. Once you make the determination
that you are interested in interviewing with
an employer, hit the "apply" button for that
employer to have your resume submitted.


Take advantage of the following meetings to
learn more about certain practice areas and
establish valuable contacts for the future.
Thinking about Small Firm Employment?
The ABA's GP Solo Division is presenting
a free program for interested law students
at the ABA Mid-Year Meeting in Miami on
Friday, Feb. 9, 3:30-5 p.m. "Succeeding in
Small Firm Employment: A Blueprint for
Success for Beginning Your Legal Career"
will briefly address how small firm lawyers

When she arrived in Gainesville as a first-year
law student at the University of Florida, Imogene
Cathey knew only that she wanted to be a
lawyer. What type of lawyer she wanted to be,
Cathey didn't know.
"I didn't come from a family of lawyers, I didn't
know what it meant to be a litigator, I didn't
know what it meant to be a transactional attor-
ney, I didn't know anything about the law, really,"
she said. "So, I came here with a very open mind,
not with any pre-set objectives, other than obtain-
ing a law degree."
A law degree in itself, she thought, would open up
a lot of opportunities. And when those opportuni-
ties came, Cathey seized upon them. Among
her activities while in law school, Cathey was
active in the Black Law Students Association,
an involvement that eventually helped lead her to
landing her first job.
Early in her second semester, she attended an
Alumni Reunion Weekend, held in conjunction
with a meeting of the Florida Chapter of the
National Bar Association, where she met an
attorney at a reception at the Harn Museum. That
attorney turned out to be the hiring partner at
the Trenam-Kemker law firm in Tampa. Cathey
followed up that meeting with a letter and resume
and later that semester interviewed with the firm,
eventually landing a summer position.

approach the recruitment process. More
importantly, the program will address the
skills new lawyers and law students should
develop to be successful in practice.

This panel, moderated by Vicki Huebner,
Assistant Dean for Law Career Services at
Santa Clara University in California will
include: Jennifer Ator, of counsel with Tan-
nebaum Weiss of Miami, Elio F Martinez
Jr., of counsel with Concepcion & Associ-
ates, PA., in Coral Gables, Chris Kaup an
attorney with Tiffany & Bosco, in Phoenix
and Linda Calvert Hanson, assistant dean
for Career Services, University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL. The event is being held at
the Hyatt Regency Miami and the Divi-
sion's hospitality suite will be open after the

After earning her law degree, Cathey was hired
as an associate at the firm, and later worked at
the national firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon.
While in private practice, Cathey represented em-
ployers throughout the country in various matters,
including claims of unlawful discrimination, issues
involving the Family and Medical Leave Act,
and contract claims. Today, she is an assistant
general counsel for UF specializing primarily in
labor and employment matters.

program for the students to visit. There is
no cost to attend, however, students need to
register for the ABA conference (also free)
at http://www.abanet.org/midyear/2007/.
Jacksonville Women Lawyers
* Feb. 7, monthly meeting, River City
Brewing Co., noon, Florida Supreme
Court Justice Peggy Quince will be the
guest speaker.
Jacksonville Bar Association
* Feb. 16, monthly luncheon, noon at the
Omni. Florida Supreme Court Chief Jus-
tice Fred Lewis will be the guest speaker.

FlaLaw 3


Imogene Cathey (JD 99), Assistant

General Counsel, University of Florida


of Events

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
* CRCJob Fair (Technical positions), 9 a.m.-3
p.m., O'Connell Center

"The justice system

fails when lawyers

aren't prepared."

-Martin Levin

(UFJD 88)

Meeting rooms must be

booked and reserved in

advance. For details, visit

the Levin College of Law's

online calendars at:

www. law. ufl. edu/calendars

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

Wednesday FEBRUARY 7
SACCENT presents Martin Luther King III,
civil rights leader, 8 p.m., Curtis M. Phillips
Center for the Performing Arts.

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Thursday JANUARY 25
* Law & Policy in the Americas Program, ILS,
SALSA, and HLLSA present Pedro Malavet
speaking on "Puerto Rico: The Political and
Cultural Conflicts of a U.S. Territorial Pos-
session," noon, FDR
* CCS Program: SHIPS: Clerkships, Intern-
ships, & Fellowships, noon 285B
* ACCENT presents Mo Rocca, 8 p.m., Reitz
Union Grand Ballroom

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

Thursday FEBRUARY 8
* ILS presents the director of international
privacy, noon, HOL 285
* Black History Month 2007 presents Kenny
Mulfort's play, "AWalk in My Shoes," 7
p.m., Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

Friday JANUARY 26
* Latin American Business Symposium and
Career Workshop, hosted by the Latin
American Business Environment Program
and the Center for Latin American Studies,
Emerson Alumni Hall, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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


* Music Law Conference Live Music Show-
case, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Common Grounds

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

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

Sat./Sun FEBRUARY 10/11
* Saturday, Music Law Conference, 9 a.m.-6
p.m., Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Class-
room (HOL 180)
* Sunday, Gator women's basketball vs. Missis-
sippi State, 3 p.m., O'Connell Center

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News & Events

UF Law graduate Captain Peter J. Jennison,
class of 2004, sent in these photos taken
in Iraq at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, the
morning after the University of Florida Ga-
tors football team defeated the Ohio State
University Buckeyes 41-14 to capture the
school's second national championship in
the sport.
'The game was aired on Armed Forces
Network and started at 4 a.m., but we all
watched the whole thing," Jennison wrote
in an email. In the top photo, Jennison is pic-
tured at right with Major Charlie VanZant,
whom Jennison described as "a second-gen-
eration Florida Alum" and also the chairman
of the Clay County School Board. "We are
both deployed with the Florida National
Guard's 1-111 Aviation Regiment ("Mako
Sharks") out of Jacksonville in support of
Operation Iraqi Freedom and will be here
until October, 2007," Jennison wrote.
The bottom photo shows the two men
shaking hands after hoisting the flag at
their base. Jennsion reported that the com-
mander, Lieutenant Colonel Ben Lacy, also a
big Gator fan and whose wife is a UF alum
from 1989, said they should fly it all day.
"What a day it was! We are all so proud
of the Gators and watching the game here
really made us feel like we were at home, if
even iust for a little while."

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 UF Professors
Milagros Pena (sociology), Faye Harrison
(anthropology) and Kenneth Nunn (law).
Jabari Asim, a syndicated columnist for
The Washington Post and author 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 Relations at
csrrrr@law.ufl.edu or 273-0614.

Costa Rica Program
Informational Meeting Jan. 24
An informational meeting on the Costa
Rica Spring '07 Program will be held on
Wednesday, Jan. 24 at noon in Holland
Hall room 285B.
Interested students can also visit the
program website at http://conservation.
law.ufl.edu/summer costarica and contact
the program's director, Legal Skills Profes-
sor Tom Ankersen at Ankersen@law.ufl.
edu or 273-0835.
The six week summer program at the
University of Costa Rica in San Jose is
unique in the extent to which substance,
skills and field work are integrated into
a cross-cultural classroom that includes
students from law schools throughout the
United States and Latin America. In 2006
the program offered international and
comparative environmental law, interna-
tional environmental justice, environmen-
tal dispute resolution, and the UF Law
Conservation Clinic. These courses came
together as students addressed the indig-
enous right to property in the Americas,
the international and comparative law
of sea turtle conservation, and the law of
transboundary rivers. Related field trips
included a two-day white water rafting trip

along a river through indigenous territory
threatened by a dam; navigating the Rio
San Juan, the boundary river between Cos-
ta Rica and Nicaragua that is the subject
of a current case before the International
Court of Justice; and working side by side
with sea turtle researchers at the Tortu-
guero biological station on Costa Rica's
Caribbean Coast.

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 shirey@law.ufl.edu.

Hispanic and Latinola Law
Student Association Meets
Last semester a new organization was
started at the law school: The Hispanic
and Latino/a Law Student Association
(HLLSA), which held its first meeting
Nov. 28. The primary purpose of HLLSA
is to promote and sustain the academic
success of Hispanic and Latino/a students
at UF Law. The organization seeks to
bring about positive change in the law
school community and society at large by
addressing a variety of legal issues. The
organization is also focusing on commu-
nity outreach, mentoring for law students,
professional networking and career op-
portunities. Students can sign up to join
on HLLSA's TWEN site or send an email
to ufhllsa@gmail.com. HLLSA is open to
all law students regardless of their racial or
ethnic backgrounds.
Note: Career Services programs and
additional meetings and events are listed
on the calendar on pages 4-5.

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Golf Course Conversions Focus of Symposium

Cont. from page 1
limits of zoning and planning."
In some areas, such as Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Wolf explained,
the perception is that developers built too many golf courses, and they
are being converted to other uses. In high growth areas such as South
Florida, golf courses are looked at as prime, undeveloped parcels by real
estate developers.
"Private golf course owners often are finding it tough to stay in the
golf business. and so they're willing to sell out to developers."
Symposium presenters will survey national trends in golf course con-
versions; review the pertinent case law; explain the perspectives of, and
special challenges facing, attorneys representing developers, neighbors,
and local governments; debate the legitimacy of the use of eminent
domain to take a golf course; explore relevant conservation easement
and covenant law concepts; discuss environmental aspects of golf course
operations and conversions; and examine special Florida law concerns
and the potential for linking conversions to the provision of affordable
housing, open space, and other public benefits.
More often than not, Wolf said, golf courses are being converted into
residential properties. "You have different groups that are potentially
opposed to this," he said. "Often you have neighbors and neighborhood
organizations that are unhappy that there's going to be increased conges-
tion, and loss of the golf course if they happen to belong to it."
The conversions can create headaches for local government officials
who have to make zoning decisions and are caught between residents
who want to keep the golf course on the one side and developers who
want to build homes on the other. Environmentalists could go either
way on an issue like this, Wolf said. While they are often opponents of

Spring Speaker Series

Cont. from page 1
Upcoming speakers include:
Bob Irvin, senior vice president for conservation programs, Defend-
ers of Wildlife, on "The Politics of Conservation: Critical Habitat
and Reauthorization of the Endangered Species Act," Feb. 8.
J.B. Ruhl, professor of law, Florida State University, on "Making the
Common Law Ecological: Using Ecosystem Services to Make the
Common Law aTechnique of Conservation," Feb. 15
Amy Sinden, associate professor of law, Temple University, on "The
Tragedy of the Commons and the Myth of a Private Property Solu-
tion," Feb. 22
Marc Mihaly, acting associate dean for the Environmental Program,
acting director of the Environmental Law Center, and associate pro-
fessor of law, Vermont Law School, on "Public-Private Development
Partnerships," March 29
Those interested in attending one or more free sessions of the Envi-
ronmental Speaker Series should contact the ELUL Program Assistant at
352-273-0945 or elulp@law.ufl.edu for information and reservations.

golf courses because of the practices that they perceive to be bad for the
environment, the prospect of bringing in thousands of new residents
to an area who are going to be watering and fertilizing their lawns, and
increasing traffic doesn't make them happy either.
To facilitate discussion, Wolf has brought in attorneys who have repre-
sented all the competing forces in this issue-neighbors, developers, and
local governments. In addition, the symposium will include local and
national experts on zoning to discuss planning considerations. A consul-
tant from the National Golf Foundation will discuss conversions taking
place throughout the country, and a national director with the United
States Golf Association will discuss its program to develop courses in an
environmentally friendly way.
Several law professors also will participate, including Eric R. Claeys,
assistant professor of law at the Saint Louis University School of Law,
who will debate Wolf on the use of eminent domain by a locality to take
a golf course. Nancy A. McLaughlin, professor of law at the University of
Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law, will discuss the use of conservation
easements, and UF Law student Steven Wernick will discuss some of the
court cases related to golf course conversions.
The event is not open to the public, but is free to UF Law students
and faculty, who can find the registration form at http://www.law.ufl.
edu/news/pdf/NelsonSymposium07.pdf, to be turned into Barbara De-
Voe in the dean's office. This is the sixth symposium honoring Richard
E. Nelson-who served with distinction as Sarasota County attorney for
30 years-and Jane Nelson, two loyal UF alumni who gave more than $1
million to establish the Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government
Law, which sponsors the annual event.

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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

Fletcher N. Baldwin, Jr.
Chesterfield Smith Profes-
sor; Director of UF Center for
International Financial Crimes
*Published article "Exposure of
Financial Institutions to Criminal
Liability," 13 Journal of Finan- Baldwin
cial Crime 387 (2006).
Patricia E. Dilley
* Spoke for the Section of
Employee Benefits program on
"Teaching Employee Pensions
in the Land Where 401(k)
Plans are King" at the AALS
Annual Meeting in Washington, Dilley

Michael W. Gordon
John H. & Mary Lou Dasburg
* Organized and presented two
panels on "A Documentary Sale
from the United States to Chile,"
and "Foreign Investment and
Trade Issues in Contemporary Gordon
Latin America," and appeared on
a third panel on "Doing Business
in Civil Law Tradition Nations" at the Fall Meeting of
the ABA International Law Section in Miami.
* Prepared and presented a half-day seminar on
"International Commercial Transactions" and
"International Civil Litigation" for 40-50 lawyers
from Nokia's offices in Latin America in Miami in
December 2006.
* Participated on a panel at the Canadian Em-
bassy in Washington and spoke on Canadian
culture and the NAFTA.

Christine A. Klein
Professor; Associate Dean for
Faculty Development
* Presented paper on "The Law of
the Lakes: From Protectionism
to Sustainability at the Institute
for Trade in the Americas"
(Michigan State University) Klein
Symposium on the Great Lakes
Water Basin: International Law
and Policy Crossroads, Chicago, Dec. 1,2006.

Juan F. Perea
Cone Wagner Nugent Johnson,
Hazouri and Roth Professor
* Moderated panel on "Awaken-
ing from the Dream: The New
Struggle for Diversity in the Legal
Academy," presented by AALS
Committee on Recruitment and
Retention of Minority Law Teach-
ers, at the AALS Annual Meeting.


Leonard L. Riskin
Chesterfield Smith Professor
*Appointed to the AALS Profes-
sional Development Committee.
* Appointed to the Advisory Board
of ProDialogo, a Peruvian NGO
dedicated to conflict resolution
and prevention. Riskin

Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair
* Spoke for the Section on Criminal
Justice program co-sponsored by
the Section on Law and Mental
Disability, titled "Insanity and
Beyond: Current Issues in Mental
Disability and Criminal Justice" at Slobogin
the AALS Annual Meeting.

In the News

Jerold H. Israel
Ed Rood Eminent Scholar in Trial
Advocacy and Procedure
* St Petersburg Times, Jan. 7; The
Gainesville Sun, Jan. 10. In article
about the attempted use of an old
English common law to defend a
man accused of killing his daughter, Israel
he said, "It was created in a different
medical climate, and in today's world where we can
keep people alive on machines for a long period of
time it doesn't necessarily make sense."

Timothy McLendon
Staff Attorney, Center for
Governmental Responsibility
*Boca Raton News, Jan.10. Quoted
in an article about Boca Raton
Historical Society's backing of a
new historic preservation ordinance
that is supported by a CGR study McLendon
which said historical preservation
enhances quality of life.