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VOL. 10, NO. 26 March 26, 2007

Professionalism Symposium Gives

Students Chance to Discuss Issues

Prominent alumni, faculty and law stu-
dents will gather at the Levin College of Law
Friday, March 30, for this year's Professional-
ism Symposium.
Sponsored by a generous gift from attorney
David B. Mishael of
Miami and co-hosted
by the Eighth Judicial
Circuit Bar Associa-
tion and UF Law, the
symposium gives
students the chance to
discuss issues of pro-
fessionalism, ethics
and integrity in the
law with judges and
practitioners. Keynote speaker Lawren
The event typically
draws more than 100 students and dozens of
local attorneys.

Cesar Alvarez, president and chief execu-
tive officer of one of the nation's largest law
firms Greenberg Traurig-and a 1972 UF
Law graduate-will speak at
the University of Florida Levin I
College of Law on the real-
world practice of law at 5 p.m.,
Wednesday, March 28, in the
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom (HOL 180). Alvarez's I
visit is also a Greenberg Traurig
recruiting event where law
students will have the chance
to meet associates to learn more
about the firm. Alv
During his time as CEO, the
firm has experienced its most
significant growth, from 325 lawyers in eight

ice S

This year's keynote presentation will be
delivered by Lawrence S. Krieger, clinical
professor and director of Clinical Externship
Programs at Florida State University College
of Law, who earned his J.D. from UF Law in
Krieger will discuss
how values and prin-
ciples intersect with
--- the qualities of an
t ideal professional.
Local judges, law-
yers and faculty mem-
bers will offer their
advice on a variety of
topics. The sympo-
. Krieger sium begins at 9 a.m.
in the Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial Classroom and refresh-
ments will be available.

offices in 1997 to approximately 1,600 at-
torneys and government professionals in 33
locations in the United States, Europe and
Asia. Prior to becoming CEO,
Alvarez practiced securities,
corporate and international law
for more than 25 years. He has
represented numerous public
companies and serves on the
board of directors of several
S publicly-traded corporations
H and charitable organizations.
SThe event is co-sponsored by
Sthe Business Law Association
and the Center for Career Ser-
vices. A reception sponsored by
Greenberg Traurig will be held
immediately following the event.

Environmental & Land
Use Law Informational
Meeting on Monday
Students interested in learning more
about opportunities in the Environ-
mental and Land Use Law Program
should attend an informational
meeting Monday, March 26, noon-
12:50 p.m., in HOL 382.
Students will learn critical informa-
tion, including requirements for
earning a Certificate in Environmen-
tal and Land Use Law, details about
the curriculum, Conservation Clinic,
summer externships, Summer Study
Abroad in Costa Rica, Environmen-
tal and Land Use Law Society,
Environmental Moot Court Team,
and Public Interest Environmental
Conference. Students can meet
and talk with ELULP faculty and
get advice on course selection for
summer and fall and career develop-
ment guidance.
All students with an interest are en-
couraged to attend, but especially
first-year students-this is the ideal
opportunity to get the best possible
information to plan your academic
program for your second year.
Currently enrolled certificate
students should remember that they
are eligible for advance registration
in core certificate courses. For more
information, contact Lena Hinson at

UFI Levin College of Law
f ILI' j.,T7ii k La* I'oa '" < ;i.' or ' I o^ i,',

Greenberg Traurig's Cesar Alvarez

Returns to UF Law Wednesday



Prepare Now for Fall
Recruiting, Job Fairs, and
Judicial Clerkships
Now is the time to mark your calendars
and prepare for Fall 2007 recruiting
events. Symplicity training and Fall 2007
OCI orientations will occur on the follow-
ing dates and locations:
* March 26, 10:30 a.m., Symplicity/Fall
2007 Recruiting, HOL 355C
* March 29, 4:30 p.m., Symplicity/Fall
2007, HOL 284
* April 2, 2 p.m., Symplicity/Fall 2007,
* April 3, 1 p.m., Symplicity/Fall 2007,
Plan on attending one of these sessions
to learn about and to submit our new
Mandatory Policy and Procedures form,
important bidding and sign up dates,
some of which will occur during the sum-
mer, and a checklist of what you need to
do now and throughout the summer.
* March 29,1 p.m., Job Fairs, HOL 360
There are a variety of job fairs that will
occur next year. Recent UF Law graduate
statistics indicate that the number of
those who secured employment from
these events is on the rise. Don't miss
out. Sign-ups and deadlines for job fairs
occur sooner than you think. Attend our
Job Fair Orientation to learn about these
valuable recruiting events and what you
need to know in order to participate.
* April 4, 1 p.m., Judicial Clerkships,
HOL 345
Thinking about a prestigious judicial clerk-
ship once you graduate? The deadline for
3Ls next fall is at the beginning of the
Fall 2007 semester. 2Ls should attend
the Judicial Clerkship informational ses-
sion this semester to begin the applica-
tion process over late spring and this

Graduation Statistics Summary:
March 2007
As required by NALP and the American
Bar Association, UF Law students who
graduated between Aug. 31, 2005, and
Sept. 1, 2006, were surveyed by the Center
for Career Services. As of the reporting
deadline of Feb. 1, 2007:

The rate for graduates who wish to
work and who are working or pursuing
a graduate degree is 98.4 percent.

Employment by Types of
55 percent of these employed gradu-
ates are in "private practice," the same
as last year's class. Small firms of 2-25
attorneys hired 62 percent of those
graduates employed in a firm (up
from 49 percent last year), medium
sized firms of 26-100 hired 11 percent
(down from 22 percent last year), and
larger firms of over 100 lawyers hired
25 percent (up from 23 percent last
18.8 percent of the employed graduates
work in the "government" sector, down
from 23 percent last year.
The breakdown within the government
category reveals that 55 percent of the
alums are employed as prosecutors, and 20
percent are employed as federal or state-
level judicial law clerks.
11 federal judicial law clerks
U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
(Atlanta, GA)
United States Bankruptcy Court,
Southern District of Florida

* U.S. District Court Middle District
of Florida (five clerks)
* U.S. District Court Southern District
of Florida
* U.S. District Court Northern District
of Florida (two clerks)
* U.S. District of Columbia -Adminis-
trative Law Judge
Three state-

level judicial
law clerks
Four per-
cent by the
(down from
6 percent last
ing grads were
employed in other

federal, state or local-level agencies:
U.S. Department of Commerce
Congressional Research Service
Internal Revenue Service
Florida Department of Children &
Florida Department of Health
Florida Department of Environmental
Florida Guardian at Litem
in city and county attorney's offices
Twelve percent of the graduates are
employed within the broad "business
and industry" classifications, a 4 percent
increase from last year.
Graduates working in the "Business
and Industry" category were employed
in a variety of capacities, including
management and consulting, in-house
legal, and sales and marketing.
Employers in this category include
accounting firms, banks, insurance
companies, health care providers, real
estate firms, title companies and major
10 percent of the employed gradu-
ates were employed in "public interest
or academic" capacity, an increase
of 3 percent from last year. Of these
graduates, 68 percent were employed as

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for Mentoring and Advocacy Experience

public defenders, reflecting no change
from last year.

Geographic Distribution of
UF Law grads from the 2005 class gained
employment in:
18 states (compared to 12 states last
year) and two countries: Canada and
83 percent remained in Florida,
compared to 85 percent last year and
91percent two years ago.
Comparison of Top Florida Cities for 06
and 05 include:

* Orlando area
* Miami area
* Tampa, Clearwater,
St. Petersburg
* Gainesville, Ocala
* Jacksonville
* Boca Raton,
West Palm Beach area
* Ft. Lauderdale area
* Other Florida
* Naples, Ft. Myers area,
* Tallahassee
* Panhandle

9 19
5 14
4 4

* There was a substantial increase in
the number of grads employed in the
Orlando area (58/42/58) which is
now back to the number for 2004, the
Miami area jumped 20 positions, the
Tampa Bay and Fort Lauderdale areas
each rose by 5, while Jacksonville stayed
about the same.
* The Naples, Ft. Myers, Sarasota area
dropped by 10 positions, Tallahassee
decreased by nine and Gainesville Ocala
area dropped by five positions. The
remainder of this group of law gradu-
ates reported employment in 12 other
states, with the strongest concentration
outside of Florida perceptible in the
southeast region.
* The regional comparison from last year
demonstrates an increase in migra-

The Chester Bedell Inn of Court in Jack-
sonville is seeking well qualified students
interested in participating in the esteemed
American Inns of Court, a legal mentoring
organization that teams law students (pupils)
with new lawyers (associates), seasoned
practitioners (barristers), and judges and
senior trial lawyers (Masters of the Bench).
The purpose of the Inn is to further the tradi-
tions of learning by example, through discus-
sion and through social interaction to develop
a deeper sense of professionalism, a higher
level of excellence and to further the practice
of law with dignity and integrity among
judges, senior barristers and law students.
The Inn meets from six to eight times a year.
Each of the regular meetings consists of a
dinner with all members of the Inn present
followed by an educational component, at
which the members of the Inn demonstrate
and discuss issues, techniques, problems and
ethics of trial advocacy.
Students who are invited to participate in
the Inn are included as an integral part of all
Inn activities. They are expected to attend all
Inn meetings during the year, to meet with
a select number of Benchers and Barristers
in "pupilage groups" and to take an active
part in the meetings and social events of the
Inn. This will require that the students of the
Bedell Inns travel to Jacksonville from six to
eight times during the year on Thursdays for
the Inn meetings. Well-qualified students are

tion in the Pacific (10 in 06 compared
to three in 05) with all other regions
remaining fairly constant.
Top non-Florida cities & states include:
Atlanta 9
Washington, D.C. 8
New York 5
California 4
North Carolina, Nevada 3

It appears that the entry-level salaries wit-
nessed a healthy increase overall compared
to last year. Some of the increase clearly
is attributable to a shift in the geographic
distribution. This year saw more gradu-
ates locate in the larger, more well paying

selected by members of the Inn on the basis
of their interest in litigation and in practicing
in the geographic area of the Inn as well as on
the basis of application submitted to the Inn.
For those students selected to participate
in the Inn of Court, the benefits are great.
These students will have the opportunity to
work with and to observe the most outstand-
ing trial lawyers and judges in the state and
federal courts; they will have the opportunity
to meet and come to know on a personal
basis the leaders of the bench and the Bar in
the state of Florida, and learn trial techniques
and skills from true masters of their craft.
Highly qualified students are encouraged to
apply who:
* can commit to faithfully attending a dinner
and meeting one Thursday per month from
September through March in Jacksonville
* have a demonstrated interest in litigation
and the Jacksonville area and
* will not be graduating before May 2008
Applications are available in the Center for
Career Services for the Jacksonville Inn and
the application deadline is April 12.
Applications are accepted in early September
for students interested in participating in the
James C. Adkins, Jr. Inn of Court of Gaines-
ville or the D.R. Smith Inn of Court of Ocala
and questions regarding these Inns should be
directed to Professor Tomlinson.

Florida markets such as the Miami, Fort
Lauderdale area than last year with a higher
concentration in the North Florida or
Southwest Florida areas that may only be
paying in the 40's or 50's. Additionally, the
number of graduates who became employed
in the Pacific region tripled and that, too, is
a better paying market than Florida.

Pro Bono Community Service
Turn in your Pro Bono and Community
Service Hours before April 5 to be eligible
for this year's Volunteer Brunch on April
12, 9:30-11:30 a.m., in the Faculty Dining
Room. Email Sam Sarno, sarno@law.ufl.edu
to check your status or to RSVP for the event.

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of Events

Monday MARCH 26
Environmental & Land Use Law Program
Informational Meeting, noon, HOL 382
* Symplicity/Fall 2007 Recruiting, 10:30 a.m.,
HOL 355C
* CCS One Quick Question (virtual version),
10 a.m.-noon

Monday APRIL 2
* Lunch with the Dean, noon, FDR
* Symplicity/Fall 2007, 2 p.m., HOL 355C
* NCAA Men's Basketball Final, Atlanta, GA
* CCS One Quick Question (virtual version),
10 a.m.-noon

Monday APRIL 9
* UFPA presents National Philharmonic of
Russia with Olga Kern, 7:30 p.m., Phillips
* CCS One Quick Question (virtual version),
10 a.m.-noon

Tuesday MARCH 27
* Trial team speaker series, noon, BG 136
* Gator baseball vs. Bethune-Cookman, 6:30
p.m., McKethan Stadium at Perry Field

Tuesday APRIL 3
* First day of Passover
* Symplicity/Fall 2007, 1 p.m., HOL 355C
* CSRRR presents speaker Ian Haney Lopez,
Berkeley law professor and author of books
such as Racism on Trial: the Chicano Fight
for Justice, noon, HOL 180, 1:30 p.m., FDR

Tuesday APRIL 10
* Gator baseball vs. UCF, 6:30 p.m., McKethan

Wednesday MARCH 28
* Greenberg Traurig CEO Cesar Alvarez speaks
on the practice of law, 5 p.m., Chesterfield
Smith Ceremonial Classroom (HOL 180)
* CCS Program: Getting Ahead Without
Losing Your Head, noon, HOL 345

Wednesday APRIL 4
* CCS presentation on judicial clerkships, 1
p.m., HOL 355
* Compass Bank presentation on debts/loans,
4 p.m., FDR
* ACS lecture presents Douglas Malloy imme-
diately followed by Malloy Reception, noon,
HOL 180

Wednesday APRIL 11
* ICAIR speaker series presents Margo Bagley
UVA law professor, noon, HOL 345
* ACCENT presents Valerie Plame, former
CIA operative and author, 8 p.m.,
Phillips Center

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Thursday MARCH 29
* ACS Food for Thought lecture, noon,
HOL 345
* Job Fairs, 1 p.m., HOL 360
* CCS One Quick Question (live version),
9:45-11:15 a.m., Concourse
* Symplicity/Fall 2007, 4:30 p.m., HOL 284

Thursday APRIL 5
* Law School Title Examination Workshop, 4
p.m., HOL 180
* ACS Food for Thought lecture, noon,
HOL 345
* Attorney's title insurance presentation, 4-7
p.m., HOL 180
* CCS One Quick Question (live version),
9:45-11:15 a.m., Concourse

Thursday APRIL 12
* Volunteer Awards brunch,
9:30-11:30 a.m., FDR
* CCS One Quick Question (live version),
9:45-11:15 a.m., Concourse


Friday MARCH 30
* Faculty enrichment luncheon, noon, FDR
* Professionalism Symposium, 9 a.m.-l p.m.
* Dance Alive National Ballet presents
Madame Butterfly, 7:30 p.m., Phillips Center


Friday APRIL 6
* Graduate Tax Enrichment Speaker Series
presents Len Burman, Sr. Fellow, Urban In-
stitute and Co-Director, Tax Policy Center,
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., HOL 180
* Faculty Enrichment speaker Lili Levi, Uni-
versity of Miami, noon, FDR
* Gator baseball vs. South Carolina, 6:30 p.m.,
McKethan Stadium

Friday APRIL 13
* Center for Children & Families speaker, 11
a.m. to 6 p.m., FDR
* Environmental & Law Use Law Program
Advisory Board Meeting, noon to 5 p.m.,
Rare Book room
* Open House for Fall 2007 Admitted Stu-
dents, noon-7 p.m.
* Book Award Ceremony, 3:30 p.m., HOL 180

Sat./Sun APRIL 7/8
* Saturday, Gator baseball vs. South Carolina, 4
p.m., McKethan Stadium
* Saturday, Center for World Arts presents
Jacare Brazil, Brazilian music ensemble,
and Agbedidi Jeliya, West African music
ensemble, 7:30 p.m., University Auditorium
* Sunday, Easter
* Sunday, Gator baseball vs. South Carolina, 1
p.m., McKethan Stadium

Sat./Sun APRIL 14/15
* Gator football Spring Orange & Blue game,
time TBD, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

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News & Events

LCC Election Results
The Law College Council Election results
are in. Some of the winners pictured
above (clockwise from lower left) are-
President Steven Adamczyk, Secretary
Dana Israel, Treasurer Robert Greene,
and Vice President Kyle Jacobs.
Organizational representatives are:
Patricia Antonucci (Family Law Society);
Shylie Armon (Jewish Law Student
Association); Sophia Blair (Carrib Law);
Jariel Bortnick (Law School Republicans);
Patricia Camino (International Law
Society); Lana Cucchiela (OUTLAW);
Gerard Kardonsky (Law School Network-
ing Association); Charles King (Animal
Law Society); Sondra Randon (Music Law
Conference); Mark Schweikert (Ameri-
can Bar Association); Stephanie Varela
(Spanish American Students Association);
Jason Pill (Entertainment and Sports Law
Society); and Allicia Phillip (Black Law
Student Association).
Members at Large are Andrew Hoffman,
Jesus Suarez, Tashiba Robinson, Chris-
tian Waugh, Carmen Manrara, Alexandra
Brzostowicki, Kelly Tobaygo, Kassandra
Doyle, Adrienne Bidding, Katy DeBriere,
Nicholas Schwayri, Christina Wood, Mat-
thew Grosack, and Justin Klatsky.

Berkeley's Haney L6pez to
Deliver CSRRR's Spring Lecture
Ian E Haney L6pez, professor of law at the
University of California, Berkeley, School of
Law, will deliver the Center
for the Study of Race &
Race Relations Spring 2007
Lecture at noon April 3 in the
Chesterfield Smith Ceremo-
nial Classroom. The title of
his lecture is "A Nation of Haney L6pez
Minorities: Race, Ethnicity,
and Reactionary Colorblindness."
A prolific writer on race relations and law,
Haney L6pez's most recent book, Racism on
Trial: The Chicano Fightfor Justice (Belknap/
Harvard, 2003), uses the legal history of the
Mexican-American civil rights struggle in Los
Angeles to explore the relationship between
legal violence and self-conceptions of racial
identity. For more information, contact Me-
lissa Bamba in CSRRR at 273-0614 or email

Law School Title Examination
Workshop April 5
Attorney's Tite Insurance will present their
Law School Tite Examination Workshop at
the Levin College of Law Thursday, April 5, at
4 p.m. in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom (HOL 180). Philip Holtsberg,
manager of the fund's legal education depart-
ment, will be presenting. Refreshments will
be served.

Family Law Society Book Drive
The Family Law Society Book Drive will
take place March 27-28. All books collected
will be distributed to rehabilitative, education-
al, and residential facilities for at-risk children
and adolescents in Alachua County, including
the United Way's "Success by Six" Literacy
Program. Stop by the table in the courtyard,
where there will be boxes to deposit your
book donations. All types of books will be ac-
cepted (novels, serials, comics, textbooks, etc.).
Should you have any questions, please feel free
to email Patricia Antonucci at patant@ufl.edu.

Pledge to the Spring 2007
Class Gift This Week
The Class Gift Committee has launched
the Spring 2007 "License to Bill" Campaign,
and the committee needs the help of the
graduating class. The class gift is very impor-
tant to the Levin College of Law.
As graduating seniors, this is your opportu-
nity to give back to the school that has given
us all so much. No pledge will be refused, but
remember how much the Levin College of
Law and the University of Florida has given
to you when you are deciding the amount of
your pledge. Pledge forms are available from
the Class Gift table in the courtyard or you
can pledge online at www.law.ufl.edu/stu-
To thank you in advance for your pledges,
the Class Gift Committee and Dean Robert
Jerry would like to invite all graduating seniors
to the Graduation Social Thursday March 29,
6-8 p.m., at Dean Jerry's home (the address
will be emailed to the graduating class). Food
and refreshments will be served. Come enjoy
one of your last opportunities to socialize with
your fellow graduates.
For more information, please contact either
of the Spring 2007 Class Gift chairpersons,
David Sams(dsamsl23@ufl.edu) or Kemay
Jackson (kemayj@ufl.edu).

Environmental Moot Court
Tryouts April 2-6
Second-year students interested in environ-
mental law and who want to hone their brief-
writing and appellate advocacy skills have the
opportunity to try out for one position on the
Environmental Moot Court team that will
represent UF at the National Environmental
Moot Court Competition in February 2008
in White Plains, NY. The application process
includes a written submission (resume and
argument section of your brief from Appel-
late Advocacy) and an oral argument tryout.
Written submissions are due by 4 p.m. March
30 in HOL 319. Oral argument tryouts April
2-6. For complete details, email Lena Hinson
at elulp@law.ufl.edu.

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Clinic Wins Grant for Sea Turtle Nesting Project

University of Florida Levin College of Law Conservation Clinic
Director Tom Ankersen and Clinic Attorney Thomas Ruppert
received a $26,620 grant from the Florida Sea Turtle Grants
Program for a project entitled: "Dynamic Habitat Accommoda-
tion: The Policy Framework
to Ensure Sea Turtle Nesting
Beaches in Florida."
The clinic will conduct
empirical research into
coastal construction permit-
ting in selected "cells" along V
developed or developing
coastlines with high turtle
nesting density coupled with
research into the legal and
policy planning problematic
created when the ambula-
tory public-private shoreline
boundary interface encroach-
es on the built environment.
As part of the project,
the clinic will design an
educational module based
on scenarios posed by this problematic for execution by the UF
IFAS Florida Natural Resources Leadership Institute. The grant
includes funding to include a sea turtle policy specialist in the
Institute's 2007 participant cohort who will execute a practicum


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around the issues addressed by the research.
The Conservation Clinic is an initiative of the Environmental
and Land Use Law Program at the Levin College of Law. Housed
at the law school's Center for Governmental Responsibility, the
clinic represents an effort to
focus interdisciplinary applied
education on the compelling
conservation challenges of our
Beginning in Fall 2003, the
Conservation Clinic began
working with the Caribbean
Conservation Corporation
(CCC), Florida's largest and
most active sea turtle advocacy
organization, on a variety of
ai o matters addressing Florida's
: .coastline. Clinic students
S collaborated with the CCC to
S develop draft legislation and
San accompanying legal analysis
4 that would require homeown-
ers or their real estate agents
to notify purchasers of beachfront property when they are buying
property designated as "critically eroding," and that beachfront
property is subject to special environmental restrictions to protect
sea turtles and other endangered and threatened species.

Institute for Dispute Resolution Symposium
Examines Broad Use of Mediation in Florida
Leonard Riskin, Chesterfield Smith Professor, moderates the discussion
at the March 20 symposium on "Mediation in Florida and Beyond" in the
Levin College of Law's Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom.
Sponsored by the Institute for Dispute Resolution, the symposium
features a panel of experts who have been important figures in the
development of mediation in the state, including Robin K. Davis, director,
ADR/Mediation Services, Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida; Hon. Ben F.
Overton, senior justice, Supreme Court of Florida (retired) and an adjunct
professor at the law school; Sharon Press, director, Dispute Resolu-
tion Center, Florida Supreme Court; and John J. Upchurch, president,
Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group.
Alternative dispute resolution has been utilized by the Florida Court Sys-
tem to resolve disputes for over 30 years, starting with the creation of
the first citizen dispute settlement center in Dade County in 1975. Since
then, the uses of mediation and arbitration have grown as the Florida
Legislature and judiciary have created one of the most comprehensive
court-connected mediation programs in the country.

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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
* John Plummer, Assistant Dean for
Administrative Affairs
* 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

Michael W. Gordon
John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg
* Published article "Forum Non
Conveniens Misconstrued:
A Response to Henry Saint
Dahl," at 38 Inter-American Law
Review 141 (2006).


Richard H. Hiers
Affiliate Professor Emeritus
* "Justice and Compassion in
Biblical Law" published in
Convergence, vol. 1 (Eckerd
College, 2006), pp. 75-95. [This
book or journal is a collection of iers
essays by Community Fellows
of the Center for Spiritual Life at Eckerd.]

Elizabeth A. Rowe
Assistant Professor
* Spoke at a March 17 conference
at Harvard regarding issues of
race and gender in the legal
profession. Rowe
Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair
* Published "Tarasoff as a Duty to
Treat: Insights from Criminal Law"
in a symposium in the
Cincinnati Law Review. The ar-
ticle was listed on SSRN's Top 10 Slobogin
download list for "Disability Law."
* Spoke at a March 2 conference on "Life and
Death Decisions: Prosecutorial Discretion and
Capital Punishment" at St. Louis University
Law School.
* Spoke at the Munsterberg Conference March
3 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on
"Twelve Objections to Ecological Jurisprudence."

In the News

Jon L. Mills
Professor, Director of Center for
Governmental Responsibility
* St Petersburg Times, March. 17.
Quoted in an article on the loud
voice of the church on political i
subjects, he said, "The good Mills
news is the United States is one
of the places that toils with trying to balance it."

Elizabeth A. Rowe
Assistant Professor
* The Gainesville Sun, March
9. Interviewed for an article
about the Recording Industry
Association of America's 400
pre-litigation settlement letters Rowe
to 13 universities and UF's
attempts to curtail illegal downloading, she said,
"By suing students and others in large numbers,
the association may have unwittingly created a
grassroots opposition movement."

Michael L. Seigel
SDaily Report, March 8. In an
article prompted by the large
amount of cases that get
tossed out because of Miranda
violations, he explained, "Every Seigel
instinct they have is to go with the
moment, thinking they have the right person in
front of them, and it's hard for them to stop."
* St. Petersburg Times, March 13. Reporter
Michael Kruse asked how anyone could defend
men like John Couey and profiled public defend-
ers. Seigel said, "It's a question I very often
get from first-semester law students. How do

defense attorneys live with what they do?"
* Corporate Crime Reporter, March 15. An article
about the ABAs feud with Seigel over an article
he wrote on corporate attorney-client privilege
laid out both sides' arguments. Seigel said the
ABA, in its campaign to "defang" the Justice
Department, is overstating its case.
* Corporate Crime Reporter, March 20. In another
article concerning the debate over corporate at-
torney-client privilege, he and other law scholars
said that, "if the corporate lobbyists get their
way, that power will threaten federal efforts to
crack down on corporate crime."

Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair
* The Tampa Tribune March 11. In
an article that questioned a public
defender's tactics that include
claiming double jeopardy and a
rule that bars murder charges if Slobogin
the victim dies 366 days after the
fatal injury, he said, "Just because a rule hasn't
been used doesn't mean it's been repealed."