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    Career services
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    Calendar of events
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VOL. 10, NO. 20 February 5, 2007

Environmental Conference Focuses

on Movement Toward Sustainability

The University of Florida Levin College
of Law's Thirteenth Annual Public Interest
Environmental Conference (PIEC) will be
held March 1-3 at the law school.
Since its inception, this student-organized
conference has attracted top practitioners,
legal scholars, and
scientists from Tlk E
around the state
and beyond to dis-
cuss Florida's most
pressing environ-
mental issues.
Now in its
thirteenth year, the
PIEC has enjoyed a
continual increase

John Henry November plans to devote his
law career to protecting the natural envi-
ronment, particularly in his home town of
Atlantic Beach in Duval County, which has
some of the most pristine marshland in the
state of Florida. But the first-year Univer-
sity of Florida law
student knows that
his conservation
efforts must reach
out to future gen-
them to develop
an awareness of
how precious and
vulnerable these i
lands are-for his
quest to meet with
That's why he
headed home November and students at,


in reputation, attendance, and popularity
among attendees. The theme of this year's
conference is "Talk, Technology, and Tech-
niques: Game Plan for Green."
Building upon a topic from one of last
year's panels, this year's PIEC addresses the
movement toward(
sustainable "greer
design, institu-
tions, and infra-
by The Florida B.
Environmental ar
Land Use Law Se
tion and Student
Cont. on page

recently to speak to the children at Atlantic
Beach Elementary School about the special
place in which they live.
The school assembly was part of Marsh-
fest 2006, a community-sponsored event to
raise awareness and funds to aid the city's
pending acquisi-
tion of Dutton
Island Preserve,
a 346-acre parcel
of marshland on
Atlantic Beach's
western border.
The project was
spearheaded by
November and fi
low conservation
Lyman Fletcher,
an attorney in
Atlantic Beach.
ic Beach Elementary School. Cont. on page

BLSA Trial Team
ds Advances to Atlanta
" After an intense competition, the Black
Law Students Association (BLSA) Trial
Team at the University of Florida Levin
College of Law placed first runner up
at the Southern Regional Black Law
ar Student Association (SRBLSA) Conven-
nd tion in Miami, Jan. 17-21.
c- Team members (pictured from left) Ca-
mille Warren (3L), Michael Bolden (2L),
7 Alicia Philip (2L), and Jessica Anderson
(3L) defeated 28 southeastern teams,
including Vanderbilt, Duke, Tulane,
Emory and the University of Miami,
among many others. Along with first
place winners Georgia State University,
the team now advances to the national
competition, to be held March 20-25
at the National Black Law Student
Association (NBLSA) convention in
Atlanta. "We are so excited and cannot
wait to compete. UF has a rich heritage
of domination and we are so proud to
represent this university," Warren said.
"No one really knows how we practiced
over our entire Christmas break and
had no researchers or steady funding
to help us. This win is amazing as we
weren't sure we were going to be able
to afford the trip until the day we left.
Every time we advanced we got more
and more motivated to win," Anderson
said. The team is currently practicing
week nights at the law school and is
ist fundraising for the competition.

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Reach Out to Future Generations



Lessons in Etiquette
Plan to attend an Etiquette Dinner with
Diann Catlin of Jacksonville's "Lessons in
Etiquette," Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Emerson
Alumni Hall. Enjoy a catered meal as you
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
Join us for an Interviewing Workshop to
prepare for your upcoming interviews on
Feb 8 at noon in the Bailey Courtroom.

Remote Interviewing
UF Law has video interviewing capabilities
for those times when an employer across
the country wishes to conduct your inter-
view remotely via videocam, thanks to a gift
from alum Andy Fawbush of LeBoeuf Lamb.
In addition, we have partnered with Law
School Connect (LSC), a nationwide remote
interviewing network providing videocon-
ferencing services to law schools for legal
recruiting through law firm sponsorships.
LSC's membership includes law schools,
law firms, legal non-profits, public service
agencies and courts for judicial clerkships.
This provides you with the opportunity to
interview via videoconferencing without the
travel and time away from your classes.
This is particularly relevant in the case of
federal judicial clerkship interviews because
judges have free access to the network.
Interviewing using videoconferencing is the
wave of the future in law firms. Your cover
letter is one of the best places to let legal
employers know you can accommodate
them with a videoconference interview.
It provides them with greater flexibility in
scheduling and saves them money at the
same time. All scheduling of video interview-
ing is coordinated by Career Services, so
contact us once you have a date in mind.

Know On-Campus Interviewing
Policies and Procedures
It is to your benefit to know and adhere
to On-Campus Interview (OCI) Policies
and Procedures. To participate in On-
Campus Interviews (OCI), you must have
signed and turned in an OCI Policies &
Procedures form.
Now that we are in the midst of the
bidding process and will soon move to the
selection and interview sign-up stage, it
is critical to your success that you under-
stand the policies and procedures by which
you are expected to abide. The process is
designed to ensure fairness for all students,
to ensure professional conduct, and to
streamline the hiring process to the benefit
of both students and employers. As a
reminder, you can always refer to the OCI
Policies & Procedures Form found at the
bottom of our website http://www.law.ufl.
No Contact Rule
Perhaps the question students ask most
often about OCI Policies & Procedures is
item #1, otherwise known as the "No Con-
tact Rule." As we tried to clarify in your
Symplicity and OCI orientation sessions,
this rule was put in place at the request of
the participating employers. Many of these
employers complained that students were
directly contacting them and requesting
interviews during the OCI recruiting sea-
son. The OCI employers have chosen OCI
as their primary recruiting tool as a means
to effectively manage the sheer volume of
applications they receive. Thus, many of
them want to focus their efforts solely on
this process, and resent contact by students
outside of the process until it is completed.
Once they have left campus, the door is
open for you to approach them.
Employers have also mentioned that
students will sometimes send supplemental
information that the student thought the
employer would want to know prior to the
on-campus interview. This contact is not
permissible until after the employer leaves
campus. Employers will expect supple-
mental interview materials like a writing

sample, transcript, or updated resume to be
presented to them at the beginning of your
interview. While many times a great cover
letter or document other than just your
resume can get your foot in the door with
an employer, sending these materials to an
OCI employer before they have inter-
viewed on campus is not acceptable. OCI
employers specifically identify the material
they wish to receive. To submit unsolicited
materials makes it appear that you cannot
follow directions.
Some of you may be in ongoing com-
munications with an employer who has,
subsequent to your communications,
signed up for OCI. The No Contact Rule
is not designed to terminate these ongo-
ing communications, or to disallow you
to communicate with someone from an
OCI firm if they call or contact you. If you
have a question about permissible ongoing
contact, please stop by the career services
office so we can advise you.
We're here to support you during this
hectic process and our only intention is
to help you succeed. Know, however, that
most employers let us know of violations
of the rule that they requested. Know also
that your classmates and future colleagues
depend on and expect you to abide by the
same rules and standards as they do. Do
not be the person who feels that rules don't
apply to them. As attorneys, we all must
abide by rules and codes of conduct that
represent the professional nature of our
line of work. Start acting professionally and
respectfully now.
Decline Policy
Another item on the Policy & Proce-
dures Form students have a lot of questions
about is the "Decline Policy," high-
lighted in item #5. A student may "timely
decline" three interviews, whether they
are scheduled or not, before they are no
longer allowed to participate in OCI that
semester. When you bid for an employer,
that employer expects that you have done
your research and want to interview with
them for potential employment should
they select you. As one Fall OCI employer

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stated, "Students need to be more selective
in the interviews they seek. Several had
no idea of our practice areas and were not
interested once we told them during the in-
terview." Bidding for employers with whom
you don't fully desire to work and then not
signing up for or declining the invitation to
interview with them not only wastes their
time, but it hinders employment oppor-
tunities for your classmates who are truly
interested in an employer.
If you choose not to interview with an
employer that has selected you once you
have bid for that employer, 48 business
hours prior to the interview you must com-
plete an OCI Interview Decline Form avail-
able on the above-referenced web site. To
be clear, completing and turning in an OCI
Interview Decline Form before or after you
actually scheduled an interview will count
as a "decline." Additionally, failure to even
sign up with an employer who has invited
you to interview within 48 business hours
of the scheduled interview date will count
as a decline.
Late Cancellations
As Item #6 on the OCI Policy and Proce-
dures Form states, failure to properly cancel
an interview more than 48 business hours
in advance of your interview reflects poorly
on you and the entire law school. If you do
not appropriately and in a timely fashion
decline an interview, you will be required
to send a letter of apology to the employer
within five business days of the interview
date. You will not be permitted to attend
future interviews until the letter is received
in Career Services. Remember also that
a late cancellation will count toward the
three-decline limit.
Failure to Appear at the Interview
Failing to appear at a scheduled interview
is unprofessional, disrespectful, and unfair
to those students wishing to interview with
that employer. As Item #8 states, absent a
demonstrated, catastrophic event, a failure
to appear for an interview will result in
the student's expulsion from on-campus
interviews for the remainder of the semester
as well as the following semester.

Sitting between two Ivy Leaguers in his first
contracts class, Jorge Col6n didn't know if he fit
in. Col6n said he was waiting for the note that
said he shouldn't be there while he finished his
first semester before realizing maybe he did have
a place at UF Law.
"Don't let grades define 4
you," Col6n said. "You have
to be willing to admit in
law school what you don't
know. If you try to pretend,
you're just going to look s-
more foolish. I was always
happy to ask questions."
This philosophy served
Col6n well during his first
summer clerking for a judge
of compensation claims.
Col6n maximized this
experience, making contacts and meeting with
attorneys, and by the end of the summer, he had
three job offers. Col6n recommends asking ques-
tions, checking calendars for interesting events to
accompany attorneys on and taking lots of notes.
Be sincere, he said, don't share your private life,
and learn about billing. He also said it is important
to take time to learn the dynamics between
attorneys and their support staff, and listen to
what secretaries say about attorneys and see

These policies and procedures may seem
harsh, but they are in place to ensure fair
and professional behavior. Your reputation
as a good and ethical attorney begins now.

Local Civil Rights Volunteer
Internship Opportunity
Law student internship opportunities
are available with Southern Legal Counsel
(SLC). SLC is a non-profit public interest
law firm in Gainesville that focuses on civil
rights litigation in areas such as: disability
rights, constitutional law (including the
First Amendment), special education,
children's rights, the rights of homeless per-
sons, and fair housing and development of
affordable housing. Law student volunteers
conduct legal research and factual investiga-

what attorneys do for their secretaries. The focus
should not be on impressing only the attorneys
but rather everyone you work with. "One of the
biggest make-you-or-break-you things as a young
associate is your secretary," he said.

Lessons learned while clerking helped Col6n dur-
ing his first job representing insurance companies
with McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope &
Weaver, P.A. He gained extensive litigation experi-
ence, and in 2005, Col6n opened his own firm
in Ocala and now puts his understanding of the
insurance industry to work for the plaintiffs. "You
can have a bigger impact on someone's life on the
plaintiff's side."
- Kayla Harris

tion; prepare legal memoranda; draft and
review public records requests and respons-
es; assist in all aspects of discovery such as
document analysis, organization and index-
ing depositions; and assist in preparation
of legal documents and pleadings. Since
most of the work concerns federal court
litigation, there is substantial legal research
and writing involved. Second- or third-year
students are preferred. Work at SLC will
also count towards the ProBono Certificate
Program. Please mail a cover letter, resume,
writing sample and transcript to: Natalie
Maxwell, Southern Legal Counsel, 1229
N.W. 12th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601.
Please indicate which semester you are ap-
plying for. Please also know that there is an
immediate need.

FlaLaw 3


Jorge Col6n (JD 02), From UF Law

Student to Successful Solo Practitioner


of Events

* 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

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.

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

Wednesday FEBRUARY 14
* CCS Program: Dress for Success, noon
* Center for European Studies presents "A
Current Perspective of Entangled Alliances:
Greece Turkey and Cyprus," with Harriet
L. Elam-Thomas, Ambassador in Residence
(UCF), 2:15 p.m., Anderson Hall 216
* GCaor Men's Baskliball is. Alibama. p ii,
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Wednesday FEBRUARY 21
* .Gaor men's baskilball s. South Carolina '
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Monday FEBRUARY 19
SCCS Program: One Quick Question, 1:45-
3:15 p.m., Bruton-Geer 244

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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 John W. Kropf, director of in-
ternational privacy policy, U.S. Department
of Homeland Secutrity, 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
* Breakfast with the Dean, 8-9 a.m., FDR
* Black History Month 2007 presents Annual
Black History Month Comedy Show featur-
ing comedians Damon Williams and Dar-
ren "DS" Sanders, 8 p.m., MSB Auditorium

Thursday FEBRUARY 22
* ICAIR Speaker Series: Sharona Hoffman,
professor of law & bioethics, and Andy
Podgurski, associate professor of electri-
cal engineering & computer science, both
from Case Western, noon, HOL 345

* 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


Friday FEBRUARY 23
* Faculty Enrichment Luncheon with Amy
Sinden, associate professor of law, Temple
University, noon, FDR
* Moot Court Final Four, 8 to 11:30 a.m.,
HOL 180

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 of Wine 2007, 1-4
p.m., Reitz Union Ballroom

Sat./Sun FEBRUARY 24/25
* Sunday, Gator women's basketball vs.
Kentucky, 3 p.m., O'Connell Center

FlaLaw 5



News & Events

Law Students on Florida
Blue Key Executive Board
This spring, Andrew Comiter (above,
second from left) is another in a long line
of University of Florida law students to
serve as president of Florida Blue Key,
the oldest and most prestigious leader-
ship honorary within the state of Florida.
Among the new projects Comiter has
tackled is the formation of the Stephen
C. O'Connell Society. Named for the
famed UF law alumnus, the society will
provide a link between alumni and FBK
students through chapters throughout
the state. "It is an endowment fund that
will establish educational forums and
programs, as well as fund scholarships
and grants," Comiter said. "It will help
FBK maximize its potential."
Comiter's agenda also includes diver-
sification in FBK programming through
Legal Day and Health Professions Day,
improved recruitment and tapping, and in-
creased sponsorship for Gator Growl and
homecoming. He is joined by an executive
board comprised almost entirely of UF
Law students. Pictured above from left
are Tyler Parramore, assistant treasurer;
Comiter; Suzette Maylor, vice president;
Kristin Carpenter, historian; and Josh
Webb, treasurer.
Maylor, a third-year law student, hopes
to increase awareness of Florida Blue
Key among law students.
"I think many of our law students have
outstanding resumes and are qualified
to join our membership ranks, but they
are just not familiar with our history and
selection process," said Maylor, who also
serves as president of the UF Trial Team.
"I think we have made strides toward
creating more awareness."

JLPP to Hold Seminar on How
to Get Published
The Journal ofLaw and Public Policy
will be holding a How to Get Published
Seminar on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at noon
in the Bailey Courtroom (Bruton-Geer
Room 136).
Anyone who is interested getting pub-
lished is welcome to attend the seminar,
which will guide you through the publica-
tion process-from choosing a topic to
submitting an article to different journals.
Professor Lyrissa Lidsky will provide rec-
ommendations on how to get published.
Pizza will be served.

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

Study Abroad Deadline
Students interested in 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 (spaces in the South
Africa program are extremely limited).
For more information, go to www.law.

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 Devel-
opment & Alumni Affairs at 273-0640 or
email shirey@law.ufl.edu.

Second Annual Eco-Run Feb. 17
Come run or walk with your fellow
law students and professors in the Second
Annual Eco-Run, to be Saturday, Feb. 17,
at 8 a.m. Proceeds from this fun 5K run
benefit the Public Interest Environmental
Conference and will help bring nationally
known speakers to the conference and pro-
vide scholarships to students from other
schools to attend the conference.
Early registration (before Feb. 7) is
$12, which includes a t-shirt. Registra-
tion after Feb. 7 or on the day of the run
is $15. Registration forms are available at
http://plaza.ufl.edu/countach. For more
information, please contact Joanna Theiss
atjtheiss@ufl.edu or (239) 560-6320.

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Conference Focuses on Sustainability Movement

Cont. from page 1
Government, the conference kicks off with a reception Thursday,
March 1, featuring speaker Jil Zilligen, vice president, Sustain-
able Business Practices at Nau, Inc., a technical and lifestyle
outdoor apparel company integrating environmental, social and
economic factors and a unique business model built around
sustainable business practices, the innovative use of technology
and philanthropic partnerships.
At Nau, Zilligen is responsible for eliminating or minimizing
environmental impacts, maximizing equity for all, and setting
new benchmarks for corporate responsibility and philanthropy.
Zilligen previously was vice president of Environmental Initia-
tives at Patagonia, where she was responsible for the company's
environmental work for 10 years. She was also the founding
executive director of 1% For the Planet, where she grew the or-
ganization to more than 100 member companies in 18 months.
Panels will begin the morning of Friday, March 2, at the
Levin College of Law, and will cover strategies in the "game plan
for green," including discussions on sustainable architecture,
rural stewardship, green corporations, and many more. The day
concludes with an evening banquet at the Florida Museum of

Natural History highlighted by a keynote
speech by Ray Anderson, founder and
chairman of Interface, Inc.
Anderson has transformed Interface,
Inc. into a model of what corporations
can be in the new industrial revolution.
With Anderson's expertise, Interface, Inc.
has become a leader in sustainable indus-
try by redesigning processes and products,
pioneering new technologies, and increas-
ing the use of renewable materials. Anderson
Continuing Legal Education credit will
be available for lawyers attending the conference, and scholar-
ships are available for students who attend school in Florida. UF
faculty and students as well as other students attending school
in the state of Florida may attend the conference for free, and
out-of-state students may take advantage of discounted registra-
tion fees. Students are encouraged to pre-register using the form
available at www.ufpiec.org. Forms can then be turned into the
Center for Governmental Responsibility office.

Teaching Children to Protect the Environment

Cont. from page 1
"Children need to be made aware that the environment is
something we need to protect, and that it's not just a given," No-
vember said. "I told them about the waterways, and that they live
on a barrier island. I explained that to preserve the character of
Atlantic Beach, it's important that we protect not only the ocean,
but the marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway as well."
Now a first-year student at UF Law majoring in environmental
law and land use, November's interest in conservation began in
his undergraduate days at UF, where he majored in political sci-
ence with a minor in environmental studies.
"As a college student I started to cherish the naturally beautiful
places in Florida, and I began to understand how important it is
to protect these places," said November, who plans to live out his
life in Atlantic Beach.
His solid commitment to conservation landed November the
first internship of the Public Trust Environmental Law Institute
of Florida in May, 2005, and in January of this year he became
the organization's new development coordinator.
As November's awareness of the politics that often surround
conservation issues grew, so did his realization that lip service
wouldn't preserve the Dutton Island Preserve from development.
That's when November and Fletcher decided to take action.
In July 2005 they co-founded the Marsh Preservation Society,
with Fletcher acting as chairman, and began their grassroots cam-

paign to keep the Dutton Island Preserve intact by having the
city purchase it with help from state funding. To date the state
has pledged 75 percent of the purchase price. When the appraisal
is completed the city of Atlantic Beach will pitch in the remain-
ing 25 percent.

"Children need to be made

aware that the environment is

something that we need to

protect, and that it's not just

a given."

"Our organization isn't against development," November said.
"We're against unwise development. There are special places in
Florida that need to be protected because they're one of a kind,
and it's not fair that these should disappear, preventing future
generations from enjoying them."

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

Leonard L. Riskin
Chesterfield Smith Professor
* His essay, "Awareness in
Lawyering: A Primer on Paying
Attention," was published in
The Affective Assistance of
Counsel: Practicing Law as a
Healing Profession (Marjorie A.
Silver, ed., Carolina Academic
Press, 2007).

Lee-ford Tritt
Associate Professor; Director
of Center for Estate and Elder
Law Planning and Estates and
Trusts Practice Certificate
* Spoke on Jan. 26 at the Uni-
versity of Miami School of Law
on "Estate Planning Issues and
Strategies for Non-Traditional

In the News


Robert H. Jerry, II
Dean; Levin Mabie and Levin
* Tampa Tribune, Jan. 18.
Quoted in a story concerning
proposed insurance legislation
that would put pressure on
companies that refuse to write Jerry
homeowners policies in Florida,
as well as allow regulators to consider the profits
of national parent companies when setting rates.

Danaya Wright
Professor, UF Faculty Senate
*South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Jan 7.
In an article about the seemingly
bigger role that athletics takes
over academics at schools like UF,
she said, "It makes you start to Wright
think we're putting the emphasis
on the wrong thing."

CGR Symposium on Privacy Law Provides Lively Discussion
UF Law Professor Fletcher Baldwin speaks at the First Annual Center for Governmental Responsibility
Symposium, "Privacy Law: Perspectives of National Security, the First Amendment, the Media, and the
Individual," held Jan. 23 in the law school's Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom. Also pictured
are Judge Jacqueline Griffin, Fifth District Court of Appeals of Florida (center); and Judge Anne C.
Conway, U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Florida (far right). Other program speakers were
Mike Foley, master lecturer, Hugh Cunningham Professor in Journalism Excellence, UF College of
Journalism & Communications, Gregg D. Thomas, Thomas & LoCicero, Tampa; and CGR Director Jon
Mills, who served as moderator.