Career services
 Calendar of events
 Briefs: news and events
 Scholarship and activities


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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. 19 January 29, 2007

Annual Music Law Conference and

Showcase Goes 'Beyond the CD'

This year's University of Florida Music
Law Conference will go "Beyond the CD," a
theme centering discussion around the music
business as it relates to film, television, video
games, new distribution and emerging tech-
Presented by the
UF Levin College
of Law and UF Stu-
dent Government,
the annual Music
Law Conference
and Live Music
Showcase will be
held Feb. 9-10.
The conference
will include a live
music showcase, A guitarist plays at last ye;

A series of several high-profile incidents in
recent months have again brought attention to
the subject of racial issues and will serve as the
launching point for discussion at an upcoming
event sponsored by the Center for the Study
of Race and Race
Mel Gibson's anti-
Semitic meltdown,
Michael Richards'
"N word" rant,
Rosie O'Donnell's Nunn Peii
"comedic" caricature
of Asians, and more
serious cases involving the fatal undercover po-
lice killings of Sean Bell and Kathryn Johnston
are but some of the topics to be discussed at "A
Series of Unfortunate Events? A Look at Race,"
Feb. 26, from noon until 2 p.m., in Room
355B Holland Hall.

Friday, Feb. 9, from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., at
Common Grounds, 210 S.W. 2nd Ave. in
Downtown Gainesville.
Panel discussions, which will examine the
music business, will take place Saturday, Feb.
10, from 9 a.m. to
6 p.m. in the law
school's Chester-
field Smith Cer-
emonial Classroom
(Holland Hall
room 180).
Celebrating its
fifth year of con-
necting musicians,
lawyers, students,
academics, policy

war's music showcase.

Cont. on page 7

Panelists include Milagros Pefia, director of
the Center For Women's Studies and Gender
Research and Associate Professor of Sociology
and Women's Studies at UF; Faye Harrison,
professor of African American Studies and An-
-l1-r..p..l...-, at UF and
author of Resisting
Racism andXenopho-
bia: Global Perspectives
on Race, Gender, and
' lHuman Rights; and
a Harrison Asim UF Law Professor
Kenneth Nunn. 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. Florida State
Senator Anthony C. Hill, Sr. will make open-
ing remarks. For more information, contact
the center at csrrrr@law.ufl.edu or 273-0614.

Congratulations to UF's
Judicial Law Clerks
Congratulations to the UF Law stu-
dents and grads who have secured ju-
dicial clerkships. Pictured above from
left are John Rains, who will clerk for
Judge Edward Carnes, U.S. 11th Cir-
cuit Court of Appeals in Montgomery,
Alabama; Christine Menendez, who
will clerk for Judge Susan Cawthon
Bucklew, U.S. District Court for the
Middle District of Florida in Tampa;
and Derek Dilberian, who will clerk
for Judge Kevin Thomas Duffy, U.S.
District Court for the Southern District
of New York in Manhattan.
Other law students selected for
clerkships are Susan Warner, who will
clerk for Judge Virginia Hernandez
Covington, U.S. District Court for the
Middle District of Florida in Jackson-
ville; Joshua Curry, who will clerk for
Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Timothy,
U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of Florida in Pensacola; and
Yelizaveta (Liz) Batres, who will clerk
for Judge Barry J. Stone, 4th District
Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach.
The state and federal court systems
offer invaluable experiences for law
students and graduates. Keep your
eye out for upcoming programming in
March about the federal judicial clerk-
ship system, staff attorney positions,
and other career paths in our judiciary.

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'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Adds

Spark to Discussion on Racial Issues



Life as an Hispanic
On Monday, Jan. 29, at noon in the Bailey
Courtroom HLLSA speaker Jorge Colon
will discuss his views on practicing as an
Hispanic attorney in both the large and small
firm setting.

What I Did Last Summer
On Thursday, Feb. 1, at noon in the Bailey
Courtroom, hear from students on "What I
Did Last Summer." Their stories will help you
decide what is the best option for you this

Lessons in Etiquette
On Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in Emerson
Alumni Hall attend an Etiquette Dinner with
Diann Catlin of Jacksonville's "Lessons in
Etiquette." Enjoy a meal and learn how to
prepare for interview dinners and business
lunches. Only 100 seats are available. Stop
by the table on the concourse now to buy
your tickets.

Interviewing Workshop
On Feb 8, at noon in the Bailey Courtroom
join us for an Interviewing Workshop to
prepare for your upcoming interviews.

Florida Public Defender
Association Job Fair
At the Florida Public Defender Association's
Second Annual Job Fair at the Embassy
Suites Hotel at the Orlando Airport March 1-
2, meet with representatives from all Florida
public defender offices in each judicial circuit.
Open to third-year law students, recent
graduates, and licensed attorneys admitted
to The Florida Bar or the Bar in another state.
Go to www.flpda.org/pages/jobfair.htm and
click the email address of the contact person
in the circuit(s) of your choice and attach
your cover letter and resume, which should
be submitted by noon on Feb. 26. Circuit
representatives will conduct interviews with
candidates at the hotel on March 2.

All about 'Ships'
As you explore your options for next
summer or permanent employment upon
graduation, you are probably encounter-
ing information about the many "Ships"
available to you with your law degree.
Internships, clerkships, and fellowships can
provide you with great experience, knowl-
edge, and funding, yet it can be confusing
when searching for and applying to them
as the terms are sometimes used synony-
mously. Here is a quick guide to help you
navigate "Ships."
Fellowships are typically programs that
match law graduates or law students with
public service organizations or law school
programs. Fellowships are variously funded
and highly competitive and are usually for
a prescribed number of years following
graduation. Some fellowships are offered as
summer fellowships for students. Typically,
fellowships offer a "stipend" in the form of
a flat amount intended to help the fellow
with living expenses.
How to search for fellowships
The Center for Career Services receives
information about a wide variety of fellow-
ships from organizations, employers, and
other law schools. CCS will send out time-
ly hotlines about certain fellowships, post
information about them in the Symplicity
Job Bank, and highlight many of them in
FlaLaw. CCS will always keep the hard
copies of the information and application
forms we receive in the office for students
to access at their own convenience. The fel-
lowship information is currently in a light
blue binder labeled "FELLOWSHIPS"
behind the front desk and is accessible to
UF Law students during CCS's business
CCS does not receive information about
every fellowship that is out there, and there
is not enough space in FlaLaw to publish
every fellowship deadline. There are a
variety of resources you can check to search
for fellowships. The Public Service Law
Network (PSLawNet) can be accessed at
www.pslawnet.org. This resource is perhaps

the most comprehensive source for your
fellowship search. You can click on "Fel-
lowship Corner" to do a quick search, or
you can create a PSLawNet account to fur-
ther explore the site's resources. To create
a PSLawNet account, from the PSLawNet
homepage, click "Sign Up Now" and enter
your email address, select a password,
and that you are a student. You will then
receive an email from PSLawNet with the
subject "Thank you for registering" with a
link you need to click on to confirm your
account. Then you are set to log in and
explore all that PSLawNet has to offer.
The Government Honors and Internship
Hiadbook is a password-protected website
that contains deadline and application
information for Federal and some state
job postings for summer or permanent
work, including fellowships. This com-
prehensive listing is at www.law.arizona.
edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm. UF Law
students can stop by CCS to pick up the
pink slips of paper at the front desk with
the username and password information to
access this site, or browse the printed copy
located in a black binder behind the CCS
front desk. Please note that the website is
updated frequently, so check it regularly.
CCS has a fellowship handout with ad-
ditional information, as well as a variety of
publications about fellowships, so be sure
to stop by to check out the many resources
in our office.
Some firms and other organizations call
their part-time law student hires or sum-
mer hires "summer law clerks." Law clerks
typically are paid on an hourly basis for
performing tasks such as drafting motions
or pleadings or conducting legal research.
Law clerk positions are listed in Symplicity
and may be found by making phone calls
or doing a targeted mailing.
Judicial law clerkships are prestigious
paid positions for law graduates who work
for a judge by assisting with research,
writing, and reviewing of opinions and
orders, usually for a 1- or 2-year period.
Many times the judicial clerk first will have

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completed a judicial internship for the par-
ticular judge who then hires the law student
for the law clerk position upon graduation.
A judicial clerkship is a great way to begin
your legal career and opens many employ-
ment doors upon completion. Information
on federal clerkships is available at https://
and the federal application timing rules
(which UF Law does follow) are available
at http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/lawclerk/.
The Vermont Law School compiles the
Guide to State Judicial Clerkships. The site,
located at http://vermontlaw.edu/career, is
password protected. The password is avail-
able to UF Law students at the CCS front
desk on blue slips. Additionally, CCS will
be offering upcoming programs on Judicial
Clerkships this March.
The term "internship" is used in many
ways to describe a variety of positions, some
paid and some volunteer. Some firms call
their summer law student hires "interns."
Government agencies and public interest
programs also have "internship" oppor-
tunities. Some judges also accept judicial
interns for summer employment, although
"clerkship" typically describes work with a
judge. The Symplicity Job Bank, Govern-
ment Honors and Internship Ha ldbook, and
clerkship sites listed above will also contain
internship information.
Corporations also offer summer intern-
ship positions to law students. Check out
the Career Services library for a variety of
publications about these corporate intern-
ship opportunities.
Summer Honors Programs
Honors programs are prestigious and
highly competitive programs for law
students that provide the students with
the opportunity to gain experience work-
ing within government agencies. Some
programs are geared for 1Ls and 2Ls while
others are for 3Ls only. Typically, the 3L
programs are the mechanism for gaining
entry-level positions within the agency. For
example, in the U.S. Attorney General's
Office or the U.S. Department of Hous-

Advancing Women's Rights Summer
2007 Legal Internship Program
The New York office of Legal Momentum,
the oldest and largest national legal advocacy
organization dedicated to women's rights, is
seeking legal interns for Summer 2007. Interns
will be paid $420 per week. Applicants are urged,
however, to investigate alternative sources of
financial support. Deadline for 1Ls is Feb. 4. Early
applications are strongly encouraged as applica-
tions will be considered on a rolling basis. For
more information, go to http://legalmomentum.
law student fulltime summer le.php.

ABA 2007 Public Service Summer
Internship Program
This program seeks 2Ls & 3L's to participate
in its 2007 Public Service Summer Internship
Program. It enables students to engage in an
individualized public interest legal research and
writing project over a 10-week summer period.
Internship is unpaid. Deadline is Feb. 15. For more
information, go to: http://www.abanet.org/public-
serv/07 internship flyer.pdf.

Summer Internship with New York
Civil Liberties Union
The Legal Department and the Reproductive
Rights Project of the New York Civil Liberties
Union are seeking 1Ls and 2Ls for Summer 2007
internships. Applicants should have a commitment
to public interest law and civil liberties. Send a
resume, cover letter, two references and a writing

ing and Urban Development, it is the only
means to an entry-level attorney position.
The term "externship" typically describes
unpaid legal work done for credit. The
University of Florida offers a variety of
opportunities for students to work in the
legal community under the supervision of
both a field and faculty supervisor. There are
judicial and non-judicial externships. Both
can help you establish contacts and gain
invaluable practical experience.
Externships are now being administered
by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
George Dawson and Julie Barnes (located
in the Dean's Suite). The information meet-
ing is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 31, at

sample by Feb. 28 to: Summer Legal Internship,
New York Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad St.,
19th Floor, New York, NY, 10004. For more
information, visit www.nyclu.org. Application
deadline is Feb. 28.

U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD)'s Legal
Honors Intern Program (3Ls)
This program is designed for graduating law stu-
dents and is the only entry-level hiring mechanism
for HUD. Applications must be postmarked by
Feb. 28. The U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD) recruits attorneys to
serve in HUD's Office of General Counsel (OGC), a
nationwide organization of close to 400 attorneys
with headquarters in Washington, D.C., 10 re-
gional offices, and close to 40 field offices around
the country. HUD's Legal Honors Intern Program
is the department's only recruitment program for
new attorneys. Approximately 12 one-year legal
internships are available annually. Applications
available in CCS or download at http://www.hud.

The Reporters Committee for
Freedom of the Press
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the
Press is offering the Robert R. McCormick
Tribune Foundation Legal Fellowship (one year) in
2007-2008 (September to August) for law school
graduates. Stipend is $46,000. Deadline is March
1. For more information, go to http://www.rcfp.

noon in Holland Hall room 359 to outline
externship opportunities and the applica-
tion process for Summer '07 and Fall '07
Other Terminology
Employers who accept applications on
a "rolling" basis means that applications
are considered as they are received. Hence,
all positions may have been filled by the
closing date. Therefore, apply ASAP to
positions evaluated on a rolling basis.

One Quick Question
Don't forget to stop by CCS with your
questions on Mondays, 1:45-3:15 p.m. and
Thursday, 9:45-11:15 a.m.

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of Events

Monday JANUARY 29
* HLLSA Speaker Attorney Jorge Colon
on Life as an Hispanic Attorney, noon,
Bailey Courtroom
* CCS Program: One Quick Question,
1:45-3:15 p.m., Bruton-Geer 244

Wednesday JANUARY 31
* ACS Food for Thought lecture, noon,
HOL 345
* Externship Informational Meeting, noon,
HOL 359
* Faculty Brownbag with Professor Winston
Nagan, noon, HOL 360
* Gator men's basketball vs. Vanderbilt, 7
p.m., O'Connell Center

* CCS Program: One Quick Question,
1:45-3:15 p.m., Bruton-Geer 244

Tuesday FEBRUARY 6
* CCS Program: Etiquette Dinner, 6:30
p.m., Emerson Alumni Hall

Monday FEBRUARY 12
* CCS Program: One Quick Question,
1:45-3:15 p.m., Bruton-Geer 244

Wednesday FEBRUARY 7
* Faculty brownbag with Maryellen O'Brien
on "Research Gateway: A Library E-Re-
search Tool," noon, Room TBA
* ACCENT presents Martin Luther King III,
civil rights leader, 8 p.m., Curtis M. Phillips
Center for the Performing Arts.

Wednesday FEBRUARY 14
* CCS Program: Dress for Success, noon
* Center for European Studies presents "A
Current Perspective of Entangled Alli-
ances: Greece Turkey and Cyprus," with
guest speaker Harriet L. Elam-Thomas,
Ambassador in Residence (UCF), 2:15 p.m.,
Anderson Hall 216
Gator Men's Basketball vs. Alabama, 8 p.m.,
O'Connell Center

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* CCS Program: One Quick Question,
9:45-11:15 a.m., Bruton-Geer 244
* CCS Program: What I Did Last Sum-
mer, noon, Bailey Courtroom
* Gator Women's Basketball vs. Ole Miss, 7
p.m., O'Connell Center

Thursday FEBRUARY 8
* CCS Program: One Quick Question,
9:45-11:15 a.m., Bruton-Geer 244
* CCS Program: Interviewing Workshop,
noon Bailey Courtroom
* 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

Thursday FEBRUARY 15
* CCS Program: One Quick Question,
9:45-11:15 a.m., Bruton-Geer 244
* ACS Food for Thought lecture, noon, HOL
* Black History Month 2007 presents An-
nual Black History Month Comedy Show
featuring comedians Damon Williams
and Darren "DS" Sanders, 8 p.m., MSB

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

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


Friday FEBRUARY 16
* Trial Team Final Four, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
HOL 180

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

Sat./Sun FEBRUARY 17/18
* Saturday, Class of Fall 2001 Reunion, 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m., Courtyard/FDR
* Saturday, Black Student Union presents 18th
Annual Florida Invitational Step Show, 7
p.m., O'Connell Center
* Sunday, A Celebration ofWine 2007, 1-4
p.m., Reitz Union Ballroom

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News & Events

Mini-grants Available for
Projects Benefiting UF
Conservation Areas
Faculty, staff and students interested
in pursuing environmental projects that
benefit conservation areas on the UF
campus are invited to apply for mini-
grants offered by the Lakes and Natural
Areas Subcommittee of UF's Lakes,
Vegetation and Landscaping Committee.
Grants of up to $20,000 will be
awarded by the Environmental Steward-
ship CITF Grant Program to complete
projects that will enhance or restore
one or more of the almost two dozen
conservation areas, said Erik Lewis,
senior planner with the Division of Facili-
ties Planning and Construction.
Possible topics include management
of exotic invasive plants, research on
water quality enhancement, develop-
ment of educational brochures or kiosks,
and construction or maintenance of
nature trails.
Applications must be submitted by
March 1. Application forms and addi-
tional information are available at www.
Funding for the grants, which totals
$200,000, was provided by UF Student
Government. The Division of Facilities
Planning and Construction is responsible
for major construction projects at UF,
as well as management of its space and
physical resources.

JLPP to Hold Seminar on How
to Get Published, Writing
Competition Starts Wednesday
The Journal ofLaw and Public Policy
(JLPP) will be holding a "How to Get
Published Seminar" on Wednesday, Feb. 7,
at noon in the Bailey Courtroom (Bruton-
Geer Hall room 136).
Anyone who is interested in learning
how to publish a legal article or other type
of work is welcome to attend the seminar.
The seminar will address how to submit
legal articles to student-run law reviews as
well as what to consider when choosing a
topic to research.
JLPP will be starting the Spring 2007
writing competition on Jan. 31 with an in-
formational meeting to be held in a room
to be announced.
To receive more information come
to the informational meeting or e-mail
Shawn Jewell at ufshawn@ufl.edu.

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

Center Holds Reading Group
The Center for the Study of Race and
Race Relations (CSRRR) will hold a read-
ing group to discuss Michael Eric Dyson's
Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane
Katrina and the Color ofDisaster (Limited
number of books available from CSRRR
for check out).
The group will meet on Wednesday, Feb.
7, at 4 p.m. in the Graduate Tax Lounge
in the Legal Information Center. For more
information, please contact Lee Glover
at lglover@ufl.edu or Melissa Bamba at
bamba@law.ufl.edu (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 shirey@law.ufl.edu.

Study Abroad Deadline
Students interested in any of the UF
Levin College of Law's ABA-approved
summer study abroad programs in South
Africa, Costa Rica, and France must apply
by the March 23 deadline.
For more information on the study
abroad programs, go to http://www.law.

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

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Music Law Conference Goes 'Beyond the CD'

Cont. from page 1

makers and entertainment executives, the conference will explore
new forms of distribution, ethical issues, and protecting musi-
cians' rights. The conference is free for all UF students and faculty
with a Gatorl card (others must pay a registration fee). Seating
is limited, so anyone interested in attending should register now.
Go to the Music Law Conference
website for registration forms
and more details: www.law.ufl. -
Confirmed panelists include
the Florida Film and Enter-
tainment Commissioner, a
representative from Universal
Music Group, general counsel
for Prince, numerous top level
entertainment lawyers, nationally
recognized music artists, enter-
tainment business executives,
prominent academics, and leaders
rm i, A performer at last year's Music La
from the Florida Bar Entertain-
ment and Sports Law Section.
Saturday's schedule starts with registration and breakfast at 9
a.m. The first panel starts at 10 a.m. with a discussion on "Digi-

UF Expands Outdoor

Smoking Restrictions

The University of Florida is expanding the coverage of its outdoor
smoking restrictions to include all campus buildings. Smoking now is
prohibited within 50 feet of every campus building. The Environmental
Health and Safety Committee approved the expansion of coverage
based on the recommendation of Healthy Gators 2010, a campus
organization whose members reviewed the successful implementation
of the original smoking restrictions approved in May 2002.
The policy is designed to minimize exposure to secondhand smoke and
ensure clean air around all campus buildings. Nonsmokers who are ex-
posed to secondhand smoke inhale many of the same toxins as smok-
ers and even brief exposure can be harmful, especially to people with
asthma or allergies.Until last week, smoking was prohibited within
50 feet of the 44 buildings whose administrators had requested the
designation. Programs and support to quit smoking are available on
campus, in Gainesville and online. Healthy Gators 2010 will sponsor
an on-campus smoking cessation class from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8
for UF faculty, staff and students. The first 10 registrants will receive
a free 30-day supply of nicotine patches. For more information, visit


tal Markets," covering such topics as ringtones, video games and
software. At 11:15 a.m. a panel on "Entertainment Markets"
will discuss film, TV, and advertising. Lunch at 12:30 p.m. will
feature keynote speaker James Oliverio, director of UF's Digital
Worlds Institute. A multimedia composer, educator and music
producer, Oliverio's credits range
from internationally performed
symphonic scores to five Emmy
Award winning soundtracks for
film and television. The after-
noon panels begin at 2 p.m.
with a discussion on ethics,
followed by a panel on "Protect-
ing Rights" at 3:15 p.m., which
will include copyright, publish-
ing, and royalties. The day's final
panel on "New Distribution"
will start at 4:30 p.m. and focus
on such subjects as Apple's
iTunes, the web, satellite, and
myspace.com. For more infor-
mation, visit www.law.ufl.edu/musiclawconf/ or contact confer-
ence director Brian Frankel at brianjd@ufl.edu.

Forum to Help Fight

Genocide in Darfur

A forum to increase awareness and provide attendees with action
steps to fight the genocide in Darlur will be held Wednesday. Feb.
7, at 6 p.m. at the UF Health Professions, Nursing. and Pharmacy
Auditorium, 101 S. Newell Drive. The HPNP building is behind the
Health Science Center. north
of Shands.
The event will include a panel .
discussion with UF professors
with expertise in the areas of .
genocide and human rights.
The panel will be followed by
the screening of a document
tary film depicting the lives
of internally and externally
displaced persons from Dar
fur, Sudan. If you would like
to volunteer for this event
contact Yolanda Jameau at

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

Jonathan R. Cohen
Professor; Associate Director,
Institute for Dispute Resolution
* Published chapter, "The
Culture of Legal Denial," in
The Affective Assistance of
Counsel: Practicing Law as a
Healing Profession, ed. Marjorie Cohen
A. Silver (Carolina Academic
Press, 2007).

Jeffrey Davis
Professor; Gerald A. Sohn
* Presented to the Bankruptcy/
UCC Committee of the Busi-
ness Section of The Florida Bar
concerning the Amicus Curiae
Brief he just submitted to the Davis
United States Supreme Court in
support of a petition for writ of
certiorari. His argument on behalf of the National
Association of Bankruptcy Trustees concerns
application of the in pari delicto doctrine against
a trustee in bankruptcy.

Mark Fenster
Associate Professor
* Presented talk, "The Depen-
dency of Independence: 9/11
and the Independent Commis-
sion Form," to the faculty at the
Brooklyn Law School in New

Robert H. Jerry
Dean; Levin Mabie and Levin
* Contributed a chapter, "Defining
and Achieving Excellence," in
Law School Leadership Strate-
gies, a book just published by

Christopher L. Peterson
Associate Professor
* Presented paper entitled "Usury
Law and the Christian Right:
Religious Political Power and
the Geography of 'Payday'
Lending Regulation" to the
faculty at the Catholic University
of America, Columbus School of
Law in Washington, D.C.


Michael R. Siebecker
Assistant Professor
* Published article, "Corporate
Speech, Securities Regulation
and an Institutional Approach
to the First Amendment," which
was recently published in the U
William and Mary Law Review. Siebecker

Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair
* Commented on Richard
Salgado's paper at a conference
entitled "Search and Seizure in
the Digital Age" at Stanford Law
School on Jan. 26.
* Gave a talk on "Preventive Slobogin
Justice and the Implications of
Bioscience" at Stanford's Center
for Law and the Biosciences on Jan. 29.

Steven J. Willis
* Panelist at the AALS Annual
Meeting of the Section of Non-
profits on the topic of "Teaching
Non-profit Law," in Washington,
D.C. in January. I
In the News

Robert C. L. Moffat
*St Petersburg Times, Jan. 7;
Gainesville Sun, Jan. 10. Moffat
was extensively quoted in an ar-
ticle that questioned an attorney's
attempt to use an ancient rule of
English Common law to defend his Moffat
client from murder charges. Under
the law, the accused would not be
held responsible if a death occurs more than a year
and a day after infliction of the fatal injury.

Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair
* Palm Beach Post, Jan. 16. In
an article about the retrial of
a wealthy real estate agent
accused of shooting and killing
his wife, he explained how the
prosecution would have the upper
hand in a retrial.