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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. 23 February 26, 2007

A Series of Unfortunate Events? UF

Law Forum Takes 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 kill-
ings of groom-to-be
Sean Bell and an 88-
year-old grandmother,
Kathryn Johnston-
have again brought at-
tention to the subject

of racial issues.
These events also
will serve as the
launching point for

Keynote speaker Jabari Asi

Sustainability is a concept that is sweeping
the nation-from hybrid vehicles to green
buildings-but as a movement it is still in its
emerging stage. Finding ways to help organi-
zations discover solutions
that are both sustainable
and cost-effective is the fo-
cus of the thirteenth annual
University of Florida Public
Interest Environmental
Conference (PIEC), to be
held March 1-3 at UF's
Levin College of Law.
Co-sponsored by The
Florida Bar Environmen-
tal 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

discussion at a forum entitled "A Series of
Unfortunate Events? A Look at Race," from
noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the University of
Florida Levin College
of Law. The event is
free and open to the
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
m Cont. on page 7

sustainable "green" design, institutions, and
infrastructure. The conference is free for
UF students. Scholarships are available for
students who attend school in Florida, and a
discounted registration fee
is available for out-of-state
students. Registration for
the conference is $85, and
the banquet is an additional
Panels on Friday and
Saturday will cover topics
such as sustainable archi-
tecture, rural stewardship,
low-impact development,
and green corporations,
featuring speakers who
are leaders in government,
academics, non-govern-
mental organizations, and
the private sector. Friday
morning's roster of speakers
Anderson Cont. on page 7

Moot Court Takes First
Place in Washington
The Justice Campbell Thornal Moot
Court team sent two teams to
the Henry G. Manne Moot Court
Competition for Law & Economics
at the George Mason University
School of Law in Washington, D.C.
Feb. 3.
The team of Jacqueline Antonious
and Joe Licandro (pictured at left
with coach Randy Leonard, stand-
ing) took first place overall, and the
team of Dina Finkel and Elizabeth
Frock (pictured at right with coach
Amy Nath, standing) won Best
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 appellate
Comprised of students from the
University of Florida Levin College
of Law, the team has received nu-
merous state and national awards.
New members are selected each
semester from all third and fourth
semester students who try out for
the team.

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Finding Cost-Effective, Sustainable

Solutions is Focus of Conference

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"But, what if I don't want to
practice law..." Exploring Options
for Alternative Careers in Law
Feb. 28, 1 p.m., Faculty Dining Room
Learn about diverse career paths for
students with a JD. From careers in health
care to entertainment and everything in-be-
tween, the program will provide students
with a list of potential career options as
well as additional resources to help you
determine your best strategy towards
obtaining a successful alternative career.

Higher Education Law
March 1, 1 p.m., HOL 382
Join Dean Calvert Hanson and Imogene
Cathey (University of Florida General
Counsel's Office) as they speak about their
experiences and tips for a satisfying career
in higher education law. Discussion will in-
clude an exploration of resources available
in CCS as well as an opportunity to ask
individual questions of the panelists.

2007 Patent Law Interview Pro-
gram Loyola Chicago
Deadline to submit registration materi-
als with a $35 check (payable to Loyola
University Chicago School of Law) to UF
Career Services is Tuesday, Feb. 27.

CGR Fellowships for 2Ls
Don't forget to attend the CGR fellows
meeting on Feb. 28 at 9 a.m. to learn
more about getting paid to serve the
under-represented during your third year.
For more information, contact Jessie
Howell at howellje@law.ufl.edu.

APIL Summer Fellowships
Stop by CCS to pick up your application
for an APIL Summer Fellowship, due
March 9 at 3 p.m. Support funding for
APIL Fellowships and those who will be
serving the public's interest this summer
by attending LawLawPalooza on March 8
at 9 p.m. at Common Grounds. There will
be live music and drawings for an iPod
nano, gift certificates to restaurants, Hip-
podrome State Theater tickets, and more.



'Success is taking cues from
your environment'
If you could not make it to Career Services'
"Dress For Success" program last week, you
missed some great interviewing tips shared by
Professor Elizabeth Rowe, a former part-
ner with Hale & Dorr LLP (now Wilmer,
Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Dorr) in Boston.
While practicing, she had the opportunity to
interview and hire numerous students, and
spoke about some little things students can do
to make the right first and lasting impression
from an employer's perspective.
Beginning with a firm, solid handshake, free
of sweat, a student should convey confidence
from head to toe in his or her appearance.
Every student should invest in a conservative,
dark suit which fits him or her well. Students
should also consider getting his or her suit
tailored so that it is both comfortable and pol-
ished. Remember, suits should fit well while
both standing and sitting down.
The key element from the employer's
perspective is to minimize distractions from
the interviewee. This practice means limit-
ing cologne, perfume, excessive jewelry, or
heavy makeup. Hairstyles should be neat and
clean while facial hair should be trimmed or
avoided. Women should rethink large, flashy
jewelry, open toed shoes, and bare (no hosiery)
legs. For the men, dark suits with a conserva-
tive tie and matching dress shoes convey the
right image.
As a reminder, students should never arrive
at an interview in wrinkled or dirty clothes,
chewing gum, or with a cell phone. Also,
students should avoid purses or backpacks in
favor of a portfolio or briefcase to convey a
positive and serious business impression.
Please remember that Career Services is
always available for individual questions about
any program as well as for mock interviews.
Please feel free to make an appointment with a
counselor regarding any specific questions you
may have about interviewing or to schedule
a mock interview. Mock interviews are an
excellent way to test your interviewing attire
and answers while receiving feedback from a
Also, if you are interested in receiving a 20

percent discount coupon to assist in purchas-
ing an interview suit from Macy's, please stop
by to Career Services and introduce yourself to
our new assistant director, Jocelyn Ferguson.

Update on OCI Interviews
Phase 1 Employers will be interviewing
here at the law school from Feb. 27-March 2.
While the employers' final schedules and room
information are available on Symplicity, you
will also be able to view this information on
the morning of your interviews) in the hall-
way/intersection by the second floor restrooms
in the library. Most of the interviews will be
held on the second floor of the law library. If
you have a problem locating your room, some-
one in Career Services will be able to help you.
Don't be late for your interview. Remember,
first impressions count. Knock on the door at
your appointed interview time (unless there is
a sign on the door stating otherwise) and wait
to be asked in. Be prepared with a portfolio
that contains extra copies of your current
resume, references, transcript, and writing
sample. Immediately after your interview,
don't forget to follow up with thank-you notes
to all of your interviewers.

State Attorney and Public
Defender Interviews
Will I really be asked hypothetical
In typical attorney fashion, the short answer
to this question is "maybe." Unlike law firm
interviews, positions in both prosecutors' of-
fices and public defenders' offices have increas-
ingly shown a tendency to use hypothetical
questions as part of interviews for law students.
Preparing for criminal law interviews requires
a different strategy than preparation for firm
interviews. Accordingly, students need to com-
plete research before the interview to increase
their chances of making a great impression and
getting an offer. Below are tips to review prior
to interviewing for a criminal office position.
What would you do if ...
Interviewers for criminal law positions
use hypothetical questions as away to gauge
student's analytical thought process and ethi-
cal boundaries. Often the questions have no

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"right or wrong" answer; rather, interviewers
are testing the thought process students use
in evaluating a set of facts. Criminal positions
require excellent judgment in high pressure
situations with limited facts. View the hypo-
thetical questions as opportunities to showcase
your analytical skills of a situation along with
your ability to think on your feet. Review the
Constitution (particularly, Amendment 4) and
your Criminal Procedure outline prior to an
interview for a refresher about the key points
likely to be raised.
A prosecutor by any other name...
Research is a crucial element to your suc-
cess in an interview with a criminal office. In
Florida, prosecutors are called state attorneys
and the state is comprised of 20 judicial
circuits-each circuit having an elected state
attorney and an elected public defender. An at-
torney working in their office would be referred
to as an assistant state attorney or assistant
public defender. Hiring is handled on a circuit
by circuit basis. Regardless of where you are
interviewing, make sure you know the name of
the head attorney for the state and refer to the
attorneys by their proper name and tite. You
would not call a New York district attorney a
state attorney and expect to receive an offer.
Lateral vs. Horizontal Organization
Criminal offices are arranged in a variety of
ways. In some instances, new attorneys handle
cases from the onset through trial or plea agree-
ment. In others, new attorneys will cut their
teeth in one particular area (such as juvenile
or misdemeanor cases, arraignment, or intake)
and work their way up to other areas with time
and experience. This is an excellent opportunity
to ask questions about the format of the office.
Follow up questions could include the level of
supervision, working with other attorneys, and
the timeline and possibilities for advancement.
The starting salary is how much?
Florida criminal attorneys for the state typi-
cally earn less than $40,000 per year to begin.
Students are drawn to this type of public ser-
vice for a variety of reasons and recognize that
the intangible benefits-job training, opportu-
nities for advancement, solid litigation experi-
ence, and career fulfillment-can outweigh the


New York County District

Attorney's Office in Manhattan

The New York County
District Attorney's Office has
opportunities for law school
students to join one of the
premier prosecutors' offices
in the United States.
The office has a well-es-
tablished Summer Intern
Program, which begins in
early June and runs for 10
weeks. The program affords
first- and second-year law
students the opportunity to
see first-hand the responsibil-
ities of an assistant district
attorney. It also provides an
opportunity to gain experience in trial and
appellate litigation in the public sector.
Depending upon assignment, summer
interns help prepare cases for grand jury
presentations, hearings, and trials. They
also research and write appellate briefs and
trial memoranda, and often second-seat an
assistant district attorney on trial.
The office also conducts a weekly lecture
and field trip series to expose law students
to various aspects of the criminal justice

starting salaries. Interviewers want to know that
you are serious and committed to becoming a
criminal attorney, which means understanding
the position as a whole.
What do you think about...
Capital punishment? The treatment of
prisoners in Guantanamo Bay? The governor's
recent attempts at passing new crime legisla-
ture? Prosecuting someone for possession of a
small amount ofmarijuana? Criminal offices
are looking for attorneys who are passionate
about the law while staying abreast of relevant
news-from the local government to a more
national focus. Asking questions about your
opinions on a variety of topics allows them to
learn more about your morals, your positions,
and your interests. Take some time to think

system. Not only do interns get first-hand
exposure to the work of the office, they are
afforded the opportunity to apply early for
permanent positions.
Please feel free to contact Jocelyn Ferguson
(Intern participant in 2002) in Career
Services (fergusonj@law.ufl.edu) should you
have any questions.
For more information about the applica-
tion process and the upcoming March 15
deadline, consult http://www.manhattanda.
org/career opportunities/index.html.

about your responses before the interview as
well as the reasons why you feel a certain way.
Even if your interview has an opposing stand,
having a well-thought and reasoned response is
always impressive to an interviewer.
Remember, counselors in Career Services
are here to help you prepare for any type of
interview this spring. Make an appointment
for a mock interview to discuss any questions
you have or talk through some hypothetical
questions. Additionally, if you are interviewing
for a criminal law office, come by and pick up
the handout, "The Criminal Hypothetical and
Other Unique Aspects of the Criminal Law
Interview Process," which gives examples of
other hypothetical questions and answers used
in the past.

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of Events

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
Relations, noon, HOL 355B (For more infor-
mation, go to http://www.law.ufl.edu/centers/
* CCS Program: One Quick Question, 1:45-
3:15 p.m., Schott Courtyard
* HLLSA Meeting, noon, Bailey Courtroom

Monday MARCH 5
Dunk Dean Dawson and Plunge Professor
Lidsky! Donate to charity and have fun,
sponsored by IPTLA, noon, Schott Courtyard
* Law School Democrats Lunch and Learn
with Professor Dilley leading a discussion on
the budget, noon, Faculty Dining Room
* CCS Program: One Quick Question, 1:45-
3:15 p.m., Schott Courtyard

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 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., Cur-
tis M. Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts

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Thursday MARCH 1
* CCS Program: One Quick Question, 9:45-
11:15 a.m., Schott Courtyard
* 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 Panel/
Reception, 6:30 p.m., Tapas 12 (for an
invitation email: ufhllsa@gmail.com)
* IPTLA General Meeting, noon, HOL 345

Thursday MARCH 8
* YLD Solo Practice Program, noon, Bailey
* CCS Program: One Quick Question, 9:45-
11:15 a.m., Schott Courtyard

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 Diversity Day

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


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

Young Lawyers Division of

The Florida Bar is awarding 10

$2,000 scholarships for

continuing law students based

upon merit and financial need.

Applications in Student Affairs

(164 HOL). Deadline: April 1.

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News & Events

Gilchrist and Bleakley
Take Honors at Spring
Trial Team Final Four
Jacquin Gilchrist and Justin Bleakley
were named Best Team at the Spring
2007 Trial Team Final Four Intramural
Competition Feb. 16.
Roger Hatfield was recognized as Best
Advocate in the competition, which was
presided over by Paul C. Huck, district
judge for the Southern District of Florida.
The case at trial was a civil case. A
mother of a middle school student sued
the Dallas County School Board after she
was attacked by an out-of-control stu-
dent while visiting her daughter's school.
Gilchrist and Bleakley represented the
plaintiff, and were coached by Hillary
Hussin and Scott Barnes. Roger Hatfield
and Kathleen Reres represented the
defense, the Dallas County School Board
and were coached by Kelly Johnson and
Ashley Hopson.
Coker, Myers, Schickel, Sorenson, and
Green, a litigation firm with offices in
Florida, was the sponsoring law firm for
the competition.

Judge Rosemary Barkett to
Deliver Dunwody Lecture
United States Circuit Judge Rosemary
Barkett of the Eleventh Circuit Court of
Appeals will deliver the 2007 Dunwody
Distinguished Lecture in Law at 11 a.m.
March 23 in the Chesterfield Smith Cere-
monial Classroom at the UF Levin College
of Law. The title of her lecture is "Judicial
Discretion and Judicious Deliberation."
Judge Barkett, who earned her J.D.
from UF Law in 1970, was the first
woman justice on the Florida Supreme
Court, sitting as an associate justice from
1985 until 1992, when she was chosen by
her colleagues to become the state's first
woman chief justice of that court.
The Florida Law Review Dunwody
Distinguished Lecture in Law series was
established by U.S. Sugar Corporation
and the law firms of Dunwody, White,
& Landon, PA. and Mershon, Sawyer,
Johnston, Dunwody & Cole in honor
of UF Law graduates Elliot and Atwood
Dunwody. For more information, contact
Florida Law Review at 273-0670.

Externships in Latin America
Available to UF Law Students
The Law & Policy in the America
Program announces externships in Latin
America for summer 2007. Applications
will be accepted through Thursday, March
1. Positions are available for University
of Florida law students in San Josd, Costa
Rica; Lima, Peri; and Santiago, Chile; in
the areas of human rights, property rights,
and judicial reform.
Externship credit is available for stu-
dents interested in pursuing opportuni-
ties in human rights with the Instituto
Interamericano de Derechos Humanos in
San Josd, Costa Rica, and the Instituto de
Defense Legal in Lima, Peru. Externship
credit is also available for participation in
regional judicial reform efforts through
the Centro de Estudios de Justicia de las
Amiricas in Santiago, Chile, and Justicia

Viva in Lima, Perd. For more information,
contact Meredith Fensom, director, Law &
Policy in the Americas Program, 273-0835
or fensom@law.ufl.edu.

Bar Exam Now Included in
Student's Cost of Attendance
Due to recent changes in federal regula-
tions, the cost of filing a bar application
and the initial exam application/registra-
tion fee can now be added to a student's
cost of attendance if these costs are
incurred while the student is enrolled in
an eligible program of study, although the
actual activity related to those costs such
as an exam can occur after graduation.
This may enable the student to increase
their cost of attendance budget set by the
school and allow for additional financial
aid funding.
The allowance may only be provided
one time per student for any eligible aca-
demic program and must apply only to the
direct costs for obtaining the student's first
license or certification. Allowable direct
costs include fees charged by a state or
other licensing authority to take a licens-
ing exam and/or the costs of applying for
and obtaining the license. Costs cannot
be related to preparation for an exam or
evaluation. The budget adjustment process
is available to students after the Bar has re-
ceived final payment of all fees. If you wish
your budget to be reviewed, you will need
to bring the following to Carol Huber in
the Financial Aid office:
1. Letter from the Bar stating fees have
been paid
2. Canceled checks) or money order
receipts) for fees/registration payable
to the Bar
If you have questions concerning this
matter, please do not hesitate to contact
Huber, 352-273-0620 or chuber@ufl.edu.

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

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Movement Toward Sustainable, 'Green' Design

Cont. from page 1
will feature five leading academics, each of whom will focus on a practices, the innovative use of technology and philanthropic
technique or technology that offers promise for moving us towards partnerships.
sustainability. Their presentations will focus on innovative ap- UF President Bernie Machen, whose tenure has been marked
preaches for engaging market competition as by environmental initiatives, is the reception's
a tool to promote environmental protection, closing speaker. In 2004, Machen created the
valuing ecosystem services, designing energy UF Water Institute, which provides a focal
policy and promoting green building, and a point for water-related research, education
perspective on the role of litigation in attain- and public outreach programs. And in 2005,
ing sustainability. he gave sustainability a higher profile when he
The conference is designed to provide an announced a series of measures to reduce the
opportunity for meaningful conversation university's impact on the environment. UF
among a group with a diversity of perspec- held its first Sustainability Day in late 2005,
tives but a shared commitment to sustain- and in February 2006 the university named
ability. On Saturday morning, conference its first director of sustainability.
attendees will have the opportunity to meet A Friday evening banquet at the Florida
in a unique workshop format for conversation Museum of Natural History is highlighted by
with corporate leaders who are committed to a keynote speech by Ray Anderson, founder
sustainability, to discuss how to communi- and chairman of Interface, Inc. Anderson has
cate effectively with the private sector on this transformed Interface, Inc. into a leader in
topic. The finale on Saturday will explore the sustainable and successful industry by rede-
ethical challenges and opportunities presented signing processes and products, pioneering
by working with non-traditional partners to UF Law students pictured here served as new technologies, and increasing the use of
achieve sustainability. committee chairs for the annual conference. renewable materials.
The conference kicks off with a reception March 1 featuring Continuing Legal Education credit (13 general CLE credits, in-
speaker Jil Zilligen, vice president, Sustainable Business Practices cluding 1.5 ethics hours) will be available for lawyers attending the
at Nau Inc., a technical and lifestyle outdoor apparel company conference. For more information on the conference or to register
that is a unique business model built around sustainable business online, go to http://www.law.ufl.edu/piec/.

Looking at Race Through Lens of Recent Events

Cont. from page 1
school campus.
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, profes-
sor of African American Studies and Anrl-r. .p .1. .,. at UF and
author of Resisting Racism and
Xenophobia: Global Perspectives on
Race, Gender, and Human Rights;
Yuko Fujino, a doctoral student
in the UF Department of Sociol-
ogy whose teaching and research
interests include U.S. racial and
ethnic relations; and UF Law
Professor Kenneth Nunn, whose Nunn Pefi;
teaching and research focuses on
criminal law and African Americans and law.
Jabari Asim, a syndicated columnist, deputy editor of The
Washington Post Book World, and author of the forthcoming 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
opening remarks.
The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations is an aca-
demic research and resource center committed to de-stigmatizing
race in America. The center's
objective is to foster communi-
ties of dialogue while embrac-
ing historically and empirically
based thinking, talking, teaching,
and writing on race. The center
creates and supports programs
designed to enhance race-related
Harrison Fujino curriculum development for
faculty, staff and students in col-
legiate and professional schools.
A reception will immediately follow the event. For more infor-
mation, contact the center at csrrrr@law.ufl.edu or 273-0614.

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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
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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

George R. "Bob"
Legal Skills Professor;
Director, Criminal Law Clinic-
* Spoke on pretrial motion Dekle
practice in capital cases at the
Western Regional Capital Liti-
gation Seminar held in Reno, NV on Feb. 1. This
program was jointly sponsored by the National
District Attorneys Association, the Nevada Advi-
sory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys, the Utah
Prosecution Counsel, and the Idaho Prosecuting
Attorneys Association.

Christopher L.

Associate Professor
* Paper "Predatory Structured
Finance," forthcoming in the
Cardozo Law Review, made Petersoe
SSRN's "all-time hits" list for
Legislation and Statutory
Interpretation, making his paper one of the 10
most downloaded papers in this class since the
inception of SSRN.

Christopher A.
Foreign and International Law
Librarian/Adjunct Professor
* Served as a chief organizer
of the "Intelligence and Ethics Vallandingham
2007" conference in Spring-
field, VA, Jan. 26-27

Jeffry S. Wade
Director, Environmental
*Awarded a $3,000 "Internation-
alizing the Curriculum Grant'
for the Urban Sustainability
seminar taking place in 2007. Wad

Michael Allan Wolf
Richard E. Nelson Chair
in Local Government Law;
* Published a short essay on a
2006 Minnesota golf course Wol
conversion case that is posted
on LEXIS as an "Expert Com-

In the News

George R. "Bob"
Legal Skills Professor,
Director, Criminal Law Clinic-
* The Ledger, Feb. 16. Com- Dekle
mented on the uniqueness of
the Judge Susan Roberts situation. Prosecutors
want Judge Roberts removed from 22 first-de-
gree homicide cases.

C. Douglas Miller
. New York Post, Feb. 16. In a
story on a Florida probate judge
ordering another DNA sample
from Anna Nicole Smith's body
at the request of a former Miller
boyfriend, he said, "The state
statutes establish a hierarchy of individuals. It
goes: spouse, which isn't relevant here, then
lineal descendants [children], and then mother
and father, and then brothers and sisters.""

Christopher L.

Associate Professor
American Public Media, Feb.
21. Quoted in public radio
broadcast story on the payday- Peterson
lending industry spending $10
million to polish its image and
adopt a few regulations-before the government
does. "Legislators are starting to see the conse-
quences of payday lending," he said.

Lee-ford Tritt
Director of Center for Estate
and Elder Law Planning and
Estates and Trusts Practice
Certificate Program
The New York Times, Feb.
19. In an article aboutAnna Tritt
Nicole Smith's will and its lack
of provision for her 5-month-old
daughter, he said, "I've never seen it in a single-
mother will."
Houston Chronicle, Feb. 17. Quoted in an article
f on Anna Nicole Smith's will.
WRUF, Feb. 12. Quoted in a story on the battle
over the estate of Anna Nicole Smith, saying ele-
ments of it will be applicable in the classroom.