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    Career services
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    Calendar of events
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    Scholarship and activities
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VOL. 10, NO. 22 February 19, 2007

Conservation Clinic Partners with

Extension Service on Growth Issues

Finding realistic and equitable legal solu-
tions to a wide range of important growth
management issues-especially those that
affect agriculture, green space, water resources
and energy-is easier thanks to a new part-
nership between
the University of
Florida's Exten-
sion Service and
UF's Levin Col-
lege of Law.
The Extension
Service is now

working closely
with the Con-
servation Clinic,
housed in the law
college's Center
for Governmen-
tal Responsibility,

"Facing the Music? Microsoft, Apple and
International Antitrust Law in the EU," a
panel discussion about international busi-
nesses and antitrust issues in the European
Union, will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, in the
Chesterfield Smith
Ceremonial Class-
room (HOL 180)
at the Levin College
of Law, 8-9:30 p.m.
This event is free and
Chin Jami;
open to the public. Chin Jami
Students and other
members of the UF community are invited
to take part by the Center for International
Business Education and Research (CIBER),
the UF College of Journalism and Mass
Communication, and the Center for Govern-


to promote smart growth and sustainability
solutions throughout the state.
Levin College of Law Dean Robert Jerry
said smart growth and sustainability are key
issues in Florida, and have long been a focus
of the college's

Tom Ankersen (at back) with Conservation Clinic students study-
ing clam aquaculture off Cedar Key.

and land use law
program as well
as a number of
units in UF's
Institute of Food
and Agricultural
"An interdisci-
plinary approach
is vital to suc-
cessfully manag-
ing these areas,
Cont. on page 7

mental Responsibility in the Levin College of
Law. The conversation will explore recent EU
antitrust cases involving U.S.-based compa-
nies Microsoft and Apple. These cases involve
competition issues concerning Windows Me-
diaPlayer and iTunes
The expert panel
will discuss the back-
ground and ramifica-
tions of recent rulings
Striimbick Jones
and the effect they
will have on interna-
tional business and entertainment in the 21st
century. Attendees will be able to take part
in a Q&A session as well, since these cases
raise pertinent issues for anyone who uses
Cont. on page 7

Moot Court Final Four
This Friday, Feb. 23
The top four finishers from a
recent intramural competition will
compete in the Moot Court Team's
bi-annual Final Four this Friday,
Feb. 23, at 9 a.m. in the Chester-
field Smith Ceremonial Classroom.
In teams of two, the competitors
will present oral arguments in front
of judges from the Eleventh Circuit.
The arguments are open for obser-
vation by fellow students, alumni,
and faculty.
The Spring 2007 Final Four is spon-
sored by the law firm of Holland
& Knight, and is the culmination
of a five-week tryout competition,
which requires interested students
to write an appellate brief and then
present two oral arguments before
a panel of judges.
One of the foremost national moot
court teams, the Justice Camp-
bell Thornal Moot Court Team
competes each year at over a
dozen tournaments throughout the
country. The team was founded
in 1961, and was named after the
prominent Florida Supreme Court
Chief Justice. The team's mission
is to promote excellence in appel-
late advocacy.

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I Services

APIL Summer Fellowships
Each year, APIL conducts fundraising for
fellowships to assist law students consid-
ering public interest in obtaining funding
for meaningful summer employment.
Interested students who plan to work for
a government or non-profit agency with
a 501(c)(3) certificate can pick up APIL
Summer Fellowship Applications in Career
Services. Applications are due in CCS by
March 9 at 3 p.m. and will be reviewed
by a committee of law school faculty and

APIL LawLawPalooza
Watch for more information about Law-
LawPalooza, an APIL fundraiser whose
proceeds will help fund the APIL Summer
Fellowship program (see above). The event,
full of music, food, door prizes, and fun, is
tentatively set for March 8.

2007 Patent Law Interview Pro-
gram-Loyola Chicago
At Marriott Suites O'Hare on August 2-3,
2007. Participation is handled through
Symplicity. You will receive a new log-in
for this program. This fair is only for stu-
dents returning to law school in fall 2007.
It is for summer associate and entry-level
attorney positions for 2008. The only
exception is for a law graduate studying
for an LL.M. in Intellectual Property. For
information on eligibility, registration forms
and a timeline, come to the Center for
Career Services. The deadline to submit
registration materials and a $35 check
(payable to Loyola University Chicago
School of Law) to UF Career Services is
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007.

Florida Public Defender
Association Job Fair
3Ls must submit cover letter and resume
by Feb. 26. Interviews will be held in
Orlando on March 2. For more information
check out www.flpda.org/pages/jobfair.

Public Interest Law Week
This week, the Center for Career Services
and the Association for Public Interest Law
(APIL) are teaming up to celebrate Public
Interest Law.
Throughout your tenure as a law student
and a legal professional, you will have a
host of opportunities to give back to your
communities and those particularly in
need. Even if your end goal is not neces-
sarily a public interest law career, there
are so many ways we as legal profession-
als can and should contribute to society.
Whether you volunteer, do pro bono work,
or participate in charity events, your legal
education and knowledge can have a great
impact on society.
In the words of the late Chesterfield
Smith, "Be Somebody! Do Good!" Read
on for specific ways to enter the public
service arena and to give back.

Public Interest Programming
As a part of Public Interest Week, APIL
and Career Services have coordinated a
luncheon series designed to encourage and
expose students to public interest oppor-
Feb. 20, 1 p.m., Bailey Courtroom,
APIL Student Panel & CCS
Feb. 21, 1 p.m., Bailey Courtroom,
Practitioner Panel Presentation
Feb. 22, 1 p.m., Bailey Courtroom,
Faculty Panel Presentation
APIL and Career Services will be tabling
throughout the week in the courtyard to
answer specific questions about upcoming
public interest events and fundraisers like
LawLawPalooza, APIL Summer Fellowship
Information, and Career Services Pro Bono
and Community Service Projects.

Considering a Public Interest
Law Career? Experience
Counts, Not Just Grades
For those interested in pursuing a career
in public interest law, experience and desire
can outweigh grades. Public interest law
employers always ask for candidates with

a demonstrated commitment to public
interest law work. The public interest law
community is tight-knit. Experience will
help you get to know the people and the
organizations. Being in the right place at
the right time is key to obtaining a public
interest job.
One of the differences in the public in-
terest job search process is that jobs cannot
be predicted very far in advance. Being "in"
with the organization gives the advantage
of being known to the organization as
someone who could fill the opening,
oftentimes a volunteer.
Obtaining this experience also helps you
become more competent. Your resume
suggests competence, but working with
particular organizations demonstrates it. If
you are passionate about a particular issue,
having experience with related organiza-
tions can also assist in your development
of expertise in the particular area. All in all,
experience helps develop maturity no mat-
ter what area of law you hope to pursue.

Public Interest vs. Pro Bono
All pro bono is public interest, but not
all public interest is pro bono. Public inter-
est law is the field of law encompassing
service to the people through non-profit
organizations, government work, direct
legal services and even policy and legisla-
tive work. Pro bono is legal work done
in the public interest through volunteer
efforts. Volunteering for a law firm, while
a valuable experience, is not pro bono in
that it does not reach the larger goal of pro
bono: bringing services to an underserved
or underrepresented individual or group.

UF Law Pro Bono and
Community Service Projects
The CCS administers the Pro Bono and
Community Service Public Interest Law
Projects. The projects' mission is to help
students develop an awareness of their
future ethical and professional responsibili-
ties to provide service to their community.
Participation in the program gives students
the opportunity to perform valuable com-

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munity service while learning about the
legal needs of the underserved and develop-
ing the legal skills necessary to help meet
those needs. Information about the specific
requirements and necessary paperwork for
the project can be found at http://www.law.
The Local Pro Bono Opportunities Chart
found at the above web site offers sugges-
tions and contact information for pre-ap-
proved local placements that can provide
students with valuable experience in assist-
ing with children's issues, prisoners' rights,
and the general concerns of people with low
income, including access to public benefits,
landlord tenant issues and more.
There are also many other opportunities
to do pro bono work in your hometown
or elsewhere during breaks from school or,
when appropriate, as a supplement to your
class work.
Students should contact the legal service
providers of their hometown for opportuni-
ties. If you wish to volunteer for an orga-
nization that is not on the list ofpre-ap-
proved providers, the following five criteria
must be met and communicated in writing
to Samara Sarno (sarno@law.ufl.edu) to
request approval of the organization.
1. You must be doing work that is legal
in nature (Organization name? Type
of work?).
2. Your work must be with a government
agency, court, or non-profit organiza-
3. You must be supervised by an attor-
ney (What is his/her name? Contact
4. You cannot receive pay or academic
credit for your work.
5. Your work must benefit the
underserved, underrepresented, or
those with limited resources.
Once you devote a minimum of 35
hours of pro bono work, you are eligible to
receive a Pro Bono Certificate. Should you
chose to do volunteer work that does not
necessarily fit all of the above criteria, you
may be eligible for the Community Service

I came to law school to gain a louder voice. While
at UF Law, I researched indigenous peoples/Na-
tive American civil and environmental rights
while working with Tom Ankersen in the Center
for Governmental Responsibility (CGR) on his
Mesoamerican Biodiversity Legal Project and
while interning with the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection as a CGR Public
Service Law Fellow.
The impact of Hurricane Andrew (which struck
at the start of my second year, devastating my
hometown of Goulds) on the Everglades migrant
labor camp inspired me to pursue a summer
clerkship at Farmworkers Legal Services of
North Carolina (FLSNC). I found the work to be
wonderfully compelling and satisfying, offering a
work-life balance that supported my new status
as a single parent of a young son.
After graduation, despite opportunities in Mexico
and Colombia, I returned to North Carolina to
work as a staff attorney with FLSNC, and later
with the Immigrant's Legal Assistance Project
of the N.C. Justice Center. I engaged in policy
advocacy and handled individual cases and
class action litigation on behalf of immigrant
workers and limited English proficient students in
employment, civil rights, benefits and immigra-
tion cases. The work was stressful and at times
infuriating, but I knew I was making the kind of
difference I always wanted to make. I returned
to international work in 2002 when I traveled to
Colombia with Witness for Peace, a human rights
group working in Latin America.

Become a Public Interest
Law Fellow
Are you a 2L interested in getting paid
to serve the underrepresented? Apply to
become a Public Interest Law Fellow.
This program, funded by The Florida Bar
Foundation Law Student Assistance Grant
Program, pays fellows to work in non-profit
or government organizations in the com-
munity. Each fellow will receive a stipend
of at least $3,500 and work from August
through May of their third year. Fellows
workl0-15 hours per week, write a 500-
word article on an issue relating to serving
the underrepresented, and organize projects
to promote awareness of poverty issues and
public interest law among the law school

Our purpose was to witness the impact of U.S.
drug policy (which is causing terrible environ-
mental and human rights tragedies); to meet and
speak with numerous governmental officials, hu-
man and environmental rights activists, religious
leaders, farmers, and indigenous representatives;
and then to come home and talk about it.
Upon my return from this revelatory, humbling
and at times terrifying experience, I gave
numerous presentations and appeared in several
local newspapers to discuss what I learned and
saw. Overall, I have had a wonderful career as a
lawyer in the public sector. It has allowed me to
do meaningful work and have a fantastic family
life with my husband and three children.

community. Fellows must take a three-cred-
it course in poverty law in the fall or spring
semester. Applicants are invited to attend
the current fellows bi-weekly meeting on
Feb. 28. For more information, contact
Jessie Howell at howellje@law.ufl.edu.

Volunteer Awards
Ceremony-Turn in Hours
Each spring, the law school honors recipients
of Pro Bono and Community Service Certifi-
cates. Be sure to have all your pro bono and
community service hours reported to Career
Services by April 5 to participate in this year's
Certificate recipients will be invited to attend
a brunch scheduled tentatively for April 12.

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Jena Matzen (JD 94), Giving a Voice to

the Voiceless in Durham, North Carolina


of Events

Monday FEBRUARY 19
* Public Interest Law Week begins
* CCS Program: One Quick Question, 1:45-
3:15 p.m., Bruton-Geer 244

Monday FEBRUARY 26
* "A Series of Unfortunate Events? A Look at
Race," panel discussion presented by the
Center for the Study of Race and Race Rela-
tions, noon, HOL 355B (For more informa-
tion, go to http://www.law.ufl.edu/centers/
* CCS Program: One Quick Question, 1:45-
3:15 p.m., Bruton-Geer 244

Celebrate Black History Month

Throughout February

To view a complete listing of

all Black History Month 2007

events, visit the Web at


Tuesday FEBRUARY 20
* Public Interest Luncheon Series, Student
Panel & Career Services Presentation, 1
p.m., Bailey Courtroom

Tuesday FEBRUARY 27
* ACS Food for Thought lecture, noon, BG 136
* UFPA presents Kris Kristofferson, 7:30 p.m.,
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts

Tuesday MARCH 6
* Pizza with the Dean, 4-5 p.m., FDR
* CCS Program on Small Firms, 1 p.m.,
Bailey Courtroom
* Gator baseball vs. Jacksonville, 6:30 p.m.,
McKethan Stadium at Perry Field

Wednesday FEBRUARY 21
* Public Interest Luncheon Series, Practitioner
Panel, 1 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
* CSRRR Reading Group, 5:30 p.m.,
location TBA
* Gator men's basketball vs. South Carolina, 8
p.m., O'Connell Center

Wednesday FEBRUARY 28
* Grad Student Florida Blue Key Application
Information Session, 6 p.m., HOL 180
* CCS Program on Alternative Careers, 1 p.m.,
Faculty Dining Room

Wednesday MARCH 7
* Faculty Brown Bag Lunch with Professor
Diane Mazur, "Law School Engagement
with the Military," noon, Faculty Lounge
* ACS "Food for Thought" lecture, noon,
BG 136
* UFPA presents an evening with noted blues
singer and guitarist Keb' Mo, 7:30 p.m.,
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts

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Thursday FEBRUARY 22
* Public Interest Luncheon Series, Faculty
Panel, 1 p.m., Bailey Courtroom
* ICAIR Speaker Series: Sharona Hoffman,
professor of law & bioethics, and Andy
Podgurski, associate professor of electrical
engineering & computer science, both from
Case Western, noon, HOL 345

Thursday MARCH 1
* Public Interest Environmental Conference
Reception, 6-9 p.m., President's House
* CCS Program on Career Paths in Higher
Education for JDs, 1 p.m., HOL 382
* Florida Blue Key Application Information
Session, 6 p.m., HOL 180
* HLLSA and Foley & Lardner LLP Reception,
6:30 p.m., Tapas 12

Thursday MARCH 8
* YLD Solo Program, noon, Bailey Courtroom


Friday FEBRUARY 23
* Faculty Enrichment Luncheon with Amy
Sinden, associate professor of law, Temple
University, noon, FDR
* Moot Court Final Four, 9 a.m.,
HOL 180


Friday MARCH 2
* Public Interest Environmental Conference,
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Levin College of Law
(For more information go to http://www.law.
* Public Interest Environmental Conference
Banquet, 7 p.m., Florida Museum of Natural
* ABA Student Division Law School Diversity

Friday MARCH 9
* Gator men's tennis vs. Tennessee, 3 p.m.,
Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex

Sat./Sun MARCH 3/4
* Saturday, PIEC Conference, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Sunday, Gator men's basketball vs. Kentucky,
noon, O'Connell Center

Sat./Sun MARCH 10/11
* Sunday, Gator men's tennis vs. Georgia, 1
p.m., Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex

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News & Events

Thriving in a Law Firm:
Diverse Attorneys Share
Their Strategies for
The National ABA Student Division has
selected March 2 as Diversity Day for
law schools throughout the country.
On this day, law schools are encour-
aged to sponsor educational programs
and events that teach and foster
respect for diverse races, genders,
religions, classes, sexual orientations
and individuals with disabilities. This
year, along with the national law firm
of Foley & Lardner LLP, the Hispanic &
Latino/a Law Student Association will
hold Diversity Day at UF Law.
The event will consist of a panel
discussion with a group of diverse
Foley attorneys-several of them UF
alumni-during which the attorneys will
share their professional and personal
experiences related to working in a
large firm.
The panel discussion will be followed
by an informal meet-and-greet where
students will have the opportunity
to ask questions and network with
the Foley staff. Complimentary hours
d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.
To request an invitation, send an
email to the HLLSA Executive Board at

'A Series of Unfortunate
Events? A Look at Race'
A series of several high-profile incidents
in recent months-from Mel Gibson's
anti-Semitic meltdown to more serious
cases involving the fatal undercover police
killings of groom-to-be Sean Bell and an
88-year-old grandmother, Kathryn John-
ston-have again brought attention to the
subject of racial issues and will serve as the
launching point for discussion at a forum
entitled "A Series of Unfortunate Events?
A Look at Race," from noon to 2 p.m.
Feb. 26 at the UF Levin College of Law.
The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of
Race and Race Relations (CSRRR), the
event will be held in Holland Hall room
355B on the law school campus. For more
information, go to http://www.law.ufl.

ABA Chapter Accepting
Nominations for Board
The UF Chapter of the American Bar
Association (ABA) is accepting nomina-
tions for its executive board officers-
president, vice president, secretary, and
treasurer. This is a great chance to become
involved with a national organization.
Last day to enter nomination is Feb. 19 at
noon. To send nominations and address
questions, contact ashhop@gmail.com.

Financial Aid Reminder
Now is the time to apply for aid for the
2007-2008 academic year. Students are
encouraged to apply electronically using
FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA on the web since
it can save processing time and has a built-
in editing format to reduce errors. Go to
FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA on the web at
http://www.FAFSA.ed.gov and follow the
instructions on the site. After applying,
you can check the status of your applica-
tion and/or make corrections online. You'll
need your Federal Access Code (PIN) to
complete the renewal electronically.

Public Interest Environmental
Conference March 1-3
Sustainability is a concept that is sweep-
ing the nation-from hybrid vehicles to
green buildings-but as a movement it is
still in its emerging stage. Finding ways to
help organizations discover solutions that
are both sustainable and cost-effective is
the focus of the thirteenth annual Uni-
versity of Florida Public Interest Environ-
mental Conference, to be held March 1-3
at UF's Levin College of Law.
Co-sponsored by The Florida Bar Envi-
ronmental and Land Use Law Section and
UF Student Government, this year's PIEC
embraces the theme "Talk, Technology
and Techniques: Game Plan for Green,"
and addresses the movement toward sus-
tainable "green" design, institutions, and
infrastructure. The conference is free for
students in Florida. For more information,
go to http://www.law.ufl.edu/piec/.

Scholarship Opportunity
Student who make their home and place
of residence in Brevard County, Florida,
or graduated from a Brevard County high
school, and demonstrate a financial need
are encouraged to apply for the Frederick
W. & Grace P. Brecht Scholarship. The
award amount is $1,000, and applications
are available in Student Affairs (HOL
164). The deadline is May 15.

Center Holds Reading Group
The Center for the Study of Race and
Race Relations (CSRRR) will hold a
reading group to discuss Michael Eric
Dyson's Come Hell or High Water: Hur-
ricane Katrina and the Color ofDisaster
(Limited number of books available from
CSRRR for check out). The group will
meet on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 5:30
p.m. For location and more information,
contact Lee Glover at lglover@ufl.edu or
Melissa Bamba at bamba@law.ufl.edu or

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Partnership to Promote Sustainability Solutions

Cont. from page 1

and this partnership with the Extension Service will greatly amplify
available intellectual and physical resources," Jerry said. "Conser-
vation Clinic projects also leverage taxpayer dollars by utilizing
the time and talents of law students under faculty guidance. The
students benefit, too, by gaining hands-on, real world experience."
"With Florida's population expected to double in 50 years,
growth management will continue be one of the most urgent, dif-
ficult and potentially contentious issues facing the state," said Larry
Arrington, dean for extension.
"The statewide Extension Service, which is part of UF's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has faced increased pressure to
play a greater role in Florida environmental and land use issues,
and our new partnership with the Levin College of Law allows us
to better respond to these needs," Arrington said. "Agricultural
producers in the state have emphasized the need for science-based
solutions to issues surrounding growth, and county government
officials are also requesting more support on growth issues."
The Conservation Clinic provides environmental and land use
law services to Florida communities and non-government organiza-
tions and university programs such as the Extension Service and
Florida Sea Grant College Program, said Tom Ankersen, director of
the clinic. Among other projects, the clinic has consulted with local
government on ordinances and comprehensive plan policies, state
statutes and conservation easements.
"Demand for clinic legal services has been growing, and much
of this has come through requests generated by our expanding
relationship with UF's Extension Service, which has offices in every
county," Ankersen said. "The Conservation Clinic already has an
ongoing relationship with the Florida Sea Grant program to sup-
port its coastal and marine education programs."
In the next 50 years, more than 11 million new homes along
with millions of square feet of commercial space and thousands of
miles of new roadways will be needed to accommodate the influx
of residents, according to Pierce Jones, director of the Extension

Service's Program for Resource Efficient Communities.
"In order to achieve the kind of resource-efficient growth we
need, our community planning efforts require cross disciplinary
collaboration with building professionals, local governments, water
management districts and other agencies," Jones said. The Program
for Resource Efficient Communities works with these and other
collaborators to promote the adoption of best design, construction
and management practices in new residential community develop-
ments that measurably reduce energy and water consumption and
environmental degradation, he said.
The Conservation Clinic recently helped draft the language for
Gainesville's Green Building Program, which is being used as a
model by Sarasota and other Florida communities. The incentive-
based program incorporates a variety of energy efficient construc-
tion and landscape criteria that builders must follow in order
to build homes that are certified by the Florida Green Building
Another Extension educational effort benefiting from the clinic's
legal services is the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program,
which encourages builders and developers to protect natural re-
sources by incorporating environmentally friendly landscaping into
their new construction.
Jones said the Conservation Clinic provided model language for
various covenants, conditions and restrictions to help homeowner's
associations do their part to protect and conserve Florida's water
resources using science-based information generated by UE Jim
Cato, IFAS senior associate dean, director of UF's School of Natu-
ral Resources and Environment and director of the Florida Sea
Grant College Program, said the Conservation Clinic is a critical
partner in both programs.
"The clinic has been working with Sea Grant's boating and wa-
terways management program for a number of years, and recently
began assisting the Program for Resource Efficient Communities,
which is also affiliated with the UF school," he said.

Panel on International Antitrust Law in the EU
Cont. from page 1

the Internet and computer technology to send, share, download
and view audio and video files. The program will be recorded for
broadcast on WUFT-TV.
The expert panel will include Dr. Andrew Chin, a professor of
antitrust, intellectual property, and patent law at the University
of North Carolina School of Law and counsel to Intellectual
Property Solutions, P.L.L.C., who also prepares and prosecutes
patent applications in computer and Internet technology; Dr.
Mark A. Jamison, director of the Public Utility Research Center
and director of Telecommunications studies at UF's Warrington
College of Business, who served as the special academic advisor

to the chair of the Florida Governor's Internet Task Force; Dr.
Jesper Strimbick, professor in media and communication from
Mid-Sweden University and research director at the Demokrati-
institutet Centre for Political Communication Research, who
will provide not only a journalistic point of view, but a European
one, as well.
The panel will be chaired by Dr. Clifford A. Jones of the
Center for Governmental Responsibility, a specialist in European
Union competition law, and a visiting Fulbright scholar at the
Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition, and
Tax Law in Munich. Law students will join them on the panel.

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

College of Law
* Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean
* George L. Dawson, Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs
* Stuart R. Cohn, Associate
Dean for International Studies
* Michael K. Friel, Associate Dean &
Director, Graduate Tax Program
* Rachel E. Inman, Associate
Dean for Students
* Christine Klein, Associate
Dean for Faculty Development
* M. Kathleen "Kathie" Price, Associate
Dean for Library and Technology
* Gail E. Sasnett, Associate
Dean for Students, Professionalism
and Community Relations
* Adrian Jones, Assistant Dean for
Diversity and Community Relations
* Linda Calvert Hanson, Assistant
Dean for Career Services
* J. Michael Patrick, Assistant
Dean for Admissions
* Debra D. Amirin, Director
of Communications
* Kelley Frohlich, Senior Director
of Development and Alumni Affairs


& Activities

Linda Calvert Hanson
Assistant Dean for Career
* Participated as a panelist at
the American Bar Association
Mid-Year Meeting in Miami on Hanson
February 9 on "Succeeding in
Small Firm Employment."

Berta Esperanza
Levin, Mabie & Levin
Professor of Law
* Delivered the 2007 Social
Justice Diversity Lecture at Hernandez-Truyol
the Center for Social Justice
and Public Service at Santa Clara University
School of Law on Feb. 8. The lecture was en-
titled "Human Rights as an Instrument of Justice:
Global Laws, Local Lives."

In the News

Leonard L. Riskin
Chesterfield Smith Professor
*Belleville News Democrat, Feb.
9. In a story about the growing
focus on meditation in law
schools, he advised medita-
tion to combat "a great deal of
mental and emotional suffering
in this profession."


Michael L. Seigel
s The Baltimore Suri Feb. 7. In
an article on Lisa Nowak, the
astronaut charged with attempt-
ed murder, and the difficulty in I
convicting her for attempted Seige
murder, he said, "Based on the
evidence that's been disclosed so far, it does not
sound like a strong attempted murder-case."

UF Music Law Conference Draws Record Numbers
Attorney and actor Darryl Cohen, center, speaks at a panel on entertainment markets at this year's
University of Florida Music Law Conference Feb. 10. Cohen is flanked by fellow panelists attorney
William Whitacre, left, and State Film Commissioner Paul Sirmons, right. In its fifth year of con-
necting musicians, lawyers, students, academics, policy makers, and entertainment executives, the
conference drew its largest number of attendees ever to the Levin College of Law's Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial Classroom for a day of panel discussions examining the music business. The con-
ference also featured a live music showcase Feb. 9 at Common Grounds in downtown Gainesville.
The theme of this year's conference was "Beyond the CD," centering discussion around the music
business as it relates to film, television, video games, new distribution and emerging technologies.