Title: Fla Law: newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Creator: Fredric G. Levin College of Law
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Publication Date: November 26, 2007
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November 26, 2007 I Vol. XI, Issue 15

Baldwin and Kottkamp to Speak at Levin College of Law's
Final Fall Commencement Ceremony Dec. 21

Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law Fletcher N.
Baldwin Jr., who has taught generations of UF Law
students since arriving in Gainesville in 1962, will be
the faculty speaker at the Levin College of Law's
commencement at 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Phillips
Center for the Performing Arts. Lieutenant Governor
Jeff Kottkamp, a 1987 UF Law graduate, will address
the Fall 2007 graduating class. Students and faculty
are asked to arrive at 1:15 p.m. The ceremony will last
approximately 90 minutes to two hours. There will be a
reception to follow at the Levin College of Law Marcia
Schott Courtyard. Parking will be in the lot directly in
front of the Phillips Center for Performing Arts as well as the parking garage
in the same complex.

Career Services: Reminders for December Grads

Pro Bono Certificates
Be sure that you have properly reported
any pro bono or community service hours
to Career Services by Dec. 3. Final
certificates for timely reported hours will
be available for pickup in Career Services
by Dec. 10. If you have any questions
about what hours we have recorded for
you in our database, please email Sam
Sarno at sarno@law.ufl.edu.

CCS Exit Interviews
Please call or come by the Center for Career Services to sign up for your 10-
minute Career Services Exit Interview. You may also come in during Walk-In
Exit Interview times Tuesday-Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., beginning Dec. 10 and
running through graduation. December grads who have not yet accepted a
position or still considering options are strongly encouraged to schedule an

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Cap & Gown Pickup
Your regalia will be available for pickup in the Center for Career Services
beginning Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 9 a.m. If you ordered your cap & gown
late, you may need to check with the bookstore for information on when you
can expect your cap and gown to arrive.

Additional Career Services Articles
* Making summer plans? Looking for a J-O-B? Consider these dates...
* Winter Break Networking Opportunities
* Interested in Working in Alachua-Marion County area upon graduation?
* Patent Bar and Intellectual Job Fair Information
* The Florida Bar Foundation Legal Services Summer Fellowship Program
* Spring 2008 CCS Programming Watch
* Presidential Management Fellowship Application Information
* Career Services' Holiday Hours

Career Spotlight: D. Rodney Brown

r On November 5, 2006, UF Levin College
of Law graduate D. Rodney Brown (JD
91) stood at the rear of the courtroom in
Baghdad when deposed Iraqi president
Saddam Hussein was found guilty of
crimes against humanity and sentenced
to death by the Iraqi High Tribunal. As
Hussein was led away by guards after a
defiant outburst, Hussein walked within a
U Ij few feet of Brown. Hussein smiled at
Brown, and Brown politely returned the gesture. That was the closest that
Brown, an assistant U.S. attorney in Jacksonville, came to the notorious Iraqi
ruler during the six months he was deployed as an attorney advisor with the
U.S. Department of Justice's Regime Crimes Liaison's Office at the U.S.
Embassy in Baghdad. Brown was deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom after
responding to a request from the Department of Justice for prosecutors
willing to spend six months in Baghdad assisting and advising the Iraqi High
Tribunal in the investigation and prosecution of high ranking members of the
former Iraqi regime.
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UF Law Students Tour Alachua County Jail

Officer Maggie Donnell (pictured, right)
led UF Levin College of Law students on
a tour of the Alachua County Jail
Thursday, Nov. 1. Hosted by the Criminal
Law Association, the annual tour of the
jail provided participants access to the
entire 314,000 square foot facility. The
jail, which is under the authority of the
Alachua County Sheriff's Office, is
currently overcrowded with only 980 beds
for approximately 1,100 inmates. The jail houses individuals arrested within
Alachua County to include detainees awaiting a first appearance and bail
hearing, defendants awaiting trial, and convicts with sentences up to one
year. The tour included views of the first appearance room, which utilizes a
video conference link to the Alachua County Courthouse, the library, which
has a Westlaw account for the inmates' use, and the inmates' living spaces,
which are organized by pods. The inmates are assigned to the pods
according to a classification system that takes into account a variety of
factors including the alleged crime, age, and adherence to the rules.

Faculty Among Most Cited Law Professors in the Country,
According to Latest Leiter Rankings

Several UF Levin College of Law
professors are among those recognized
as the most cited in the country in the
latest rankings from University of Texas
Law Professor Brian Leiter. Leiter's
ranking of Most Cited Law Professors by
Specialty, 2000-2007 includes the
following members of the UF Law faculty:
Professor Jerold Israel, Ed Rood Eminent
Scholar in Trial Advocacy & Procedure,
who is 25th in Criminal Law & Procedure; Professor Lawrence Lokken, Hugh
F. Culverhouse Eminent Scholar in Taxation, who is 9th in Tax; Cone
Wagner Nugent Johnson, Hazouri and Roth Professor Juan Perea, who is
24th in Critical Theories; and Professor Christopher Slobogin, Stephen C.
O'Connell Chair, who is 1 1th in Criminal Law & Procedure. Earlier this fall,
Leiter ranked the UF Law faculty among the Top 35 Law Faculties Based on
Scholarly Impact for 2007.
2007 Faculty Report

The Washington Post Calls on UF Law Professors Slobogin
and Seigel for Expert Commentary

UF Law Professors Christopher Slobogin
and Mike Seigel each made appearances
in the pages of The Washington Post
recently. Slobogin and his newly
published book, Privacy at Risk, were
mentioned in the Nov. 16 article, "The
SPicture Of Conformity In a Watched
Society, More Security Comes With
Tempered Actions," which included the
following passage from his book:
"Anonymity in public promotes freedom of action and an open society. Lack
of public anonymity promotes conformity and an oppressive society." Seigel
was quoted in an article discussing the recent release of Arthur Bremer
(pictured above), who in 1972 shot and paralyzed Democratic presidential
candidate Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace in Laurel, Md. "In general, there
is an odd element of nostalgia that is attached to these crimes, especially for
baby boomers," Seigel says. "It may be odd, but I do think that for many of
us, it brings back memories of where we were, and what we were doing and
how these events impacted our lives." Read what UF Law professors are
saying in the media and writing about in scholarly publications in FlaLaw
Online's weekly updates on Faculty Scholarship & Activities.
* Faculty Scholarship & Activities


Time to Get Ready for Final Exams
i- 4 Exam time is fast approaching and
SStudent Affairs is beginning to organize
for that period. The final exam period runs
Dec. 1-14. The law school policy states
that you may move an exam if you have
two or more exams scheduled on the
same day or for another accommodation.
H The Student Affairs Office is responsible
for scheduling and proctoring your
accommodation. Please do not contact your professors. You may not take
an exam early. The Student Affairs Office has the ultimate discretion as to
which exam(s) are delayed. In order to receive an accommodation you will
be required to complete the appropriate form online or in the Student Affairs
Office. There are three forms: 1) Two or more exams scheduled on the same
day; 2) Americans with Disabilities Accommodations; and 3) International
Students English as a Second Language. If you complete the form online
the information will come to the Office of Student Affairs (HOL 164). If you
submit a form you will receive a response from a member of the Student
Affairs Staff indicating a decision. The form requests general information (i.
e., name, UF i.d., email address, and type of program) as well as information
about your current exam schedule, the exam you would like delayed and the
reason you need the delay. You may find the forms at http://www.law.ufl.edu/
students/forms_apps/examexceptions.shtml. Please select the form that is
appropriate for your situation. If you have questions please contact the Office
of Student Affairs. The deadline for completing the form for accommodations,
language and conflicts and delays is Monday, Nov. 26, at 5 p.m. Please
make sure you have completed the form by the deadline.

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The Summer 2008 Yegelwel Fellowship
provides a $4,000 stipend to a UF Law
student to participate in a Summer
L Fellowship Program at the Anti-
Defamation League, Florida Regional
Office in Boca Raton. A generous gift
from UF Law alumnus Evan Yegelwel,
Ati-l)inutx Lai who graduated in 1980, has made this
fellowship possible. Yegelwel is a partner
in the Jacksonville law firm of Brown, Terrell, Hogan, Ellis, McClamma, &
Yegelwel. The fellowship will last eight weeks, with the student committing to
a minimum of 35 hours per week. The fellow will be supervised by the ADL
Southern Area Counsel and will conduct research on hate crimes, housing
discrimination, education, bullying, or other bias-related topics. The Yegelwel
Fellowship is limited to UF Law students who have completed the first-year
required curriculum and Constitutional Law prior to the fellowship summer
and who at the time of application are in good academic standing. The
student must also pass a background check. To apply, please submit the
following: a personal statement of 500 words or less outlining any past
experiences or qualifications that indicate your interest in and commitment to
public service; a resume; two references (including names, addresses and
phone numbers); an official transcript; and a letter verifying good academic
standing. Please submit a hard copy of these items to Patricia Hancock in
340 Holland Hall. Fellowship applications are due Friday, Jan. 18, 2008. If
you have any questions, please contact Center for the Study of Race and
Race Relations Assistant Director Melissa Bamba at (352) 273-0614 or

Time Running Out to Make a Pledge to the Fall 2007 Class Gift
The Class Gift Committee would like to thank the
.1 .j. following people for pledging to the Fall 2007 Class
Gift: Jeff Allen, Pedro Allende, Arturo Armand,
Yelizaveta Batres, Andrea Campbell, Tyler Cathey,
Andrew Cheslock, Billy Dolence, Jessica Gavrich,
SMildred Gomez, Jim Gusner, John Hooker, Shaun
... Koby, Christina Locke, Laura Lothman, Jason
Marques, Kate Munkittrick, Michael Nardella, John
Oliver, John Paglio, Neil Patel, Anastasia
Protopapadakis, Angelica Saavedra, Cameron James
Siggs, Darryl Smith, and Olivia Zink.

Thanks to the help of these people, we have collected a total of $25,000. We
are still $20,000 away from our goal. Time is running out for you to make a
pledge. If you are graduating in the fall, please consider donating to the class
gift. Please keep in mind that your first payment is not due until December,
2008. Pledge forms are available at the JMBA office or at the class gift table
in the courtyard. Please consider donating to the class gift. We have
received a great education at UF Law, now is our time to give back.

Legal Information Center Hours During Finals, Intercession
S The Legal Information Center (LIC) will be
open for extended hours during the finals
period. On Thursday, Nov. 29, and
Friday, Nov. 30, the LIC will be open
7:30a.m.-2 a.m; Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-
2 a.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m.-2 a.m.;
Monday-Friday, Dec. 3-7, 7:30 a.m.-2 a.
m.; Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-2 a.m.;
Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m.-2 a.m.; Monday-
Thursday, Dec. 10-13, 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m.;
Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. During the intercession, the LIC will be
closed Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-16. It will re-open Monday-Friday,
Dec 17-21 8 am-5 n m and will be closed Saturdav Dec 22 through

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m., Thursday, Jan. 3, 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m., and will resume regular hours
Friday, Jan. 4, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.


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