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January 21, 2008 | Vol. XI, Issue 18

UF Music Law Conference Tunes In To Mixed Media

If you want to learn more about the ins
and outs of the music business, attend
the Sixth Annual University of Florida
Music Law Conference Friday and
Saturday, Feb. 15-16. The theme of this
year's conference is "Music & Mixed
Media," which will center on the music
business as it relates to everything from
film, television, and commercial markets
to new distribution and changing
technologies. The conference, which connects musicians, lawyers, students,
academics, policy makers and entertainment professionals, kicks off with a
Music Showcase at Side Bar 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15. Panel
discussions will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the law school's
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (180 Holland Hall). Panelists this
year include top-level record label executives, some of the best-known
entertainment attorneys in the nation and music business entrepreneurs.

Career Services: The CCS Buzz Catches You Up On Spring
Recruitment, Upcoming Job Fair In Atlanta

Catch up on what's happening with spring
recruitment and an upcoming job fair in
Atlanta in this week's issue of The CCS
Buzz, your source for a quick synopsis of
programming, recruiting, networking,
volunteer, and "SHIP" opportunities
J available to you. The CCS Buzz can be
found in FlaLaw OnLine, via a link on
your Symplicity homepage after you log
in, or you can pick up a hard copy in
career services at 244 Bruton eer Hall.

Click below to download The CCS Buzz, your weekly guide to what is

* The CCS Buzz

Career Spotlight: Robert Klingler

When it comes to negotiating a large
merger or transaction, UF Law alumnus
Robert D. Klingler (JD 03, MBA 03, MA
99, BA 96) uses the experiences he
gained at UF to get the job done. Klingler,
an associate with the Atlanta-based law
firm Powell Goldstein LLP, represents
financial institutions in a wide variety of
areas, including capital raising, securities
compliance, and mergers and
acquisitions. Helping clients reach their goals is enjoyable because in most
cases it's a win-win situation, Klingler said. "Unlike litigation, where 'winning'
is, at best, a zero-sum game, in transactional work both parties can benefit
from the transaction, creating real value for society.

Documentary and Discussion Highlight BLSA Death Penalty
Moratorium Week

The cold rainy weather and last minute-room change
could not keep UF Law students from attending the
showing of "After Innocence" on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
The documentary, which follows the lives of seven
exonerated men, was the highlight of the Black Law
Students Association's Death Penalty Moratorium
Week. In an attempt to call for a change in the capital
punishment system, BLSA members tabled all week in
the courtyard. The organization provided information
about the inadequacies in the system by focusing on
the numerous (approximately 126) individuals
exonerated after serving years for wrongful
convictions. The week also featured a discussion by UF Law Professor
Michelle Jacobs, about the death penalty system.

Externship Program for Fall and Summer 2008 Discussed at
Jan. 23 Meeting

The Levin College of Law Externship
Program for the Summer and Fall 2008
Semesters will be discussed at a meeting
on Wednesday, January 23 at noon in
Room 180. All students who are
interested in an externship should attend
the meeting. Externships offer students
learning opportunities not found in the
classroom and expose them to a variety
of opportunities in the legal profession
while they earn academic credit. Student externs work under the supervision
of a licensed attorney at the externship site and also engage in guided
reflection and other academic exercises with the faculty member who
supervises the externship. Placements are available at government
agencies, in judges' chambers, and with nonprofit legal institutions; students
cannot earn externship credit for work in private law firms and for-profit

Student Writing Book on How to Tackle Law School

While University of Florida Levin College of Law
student Adam Losey balances a full class load and
responsibilities as a Florida Law Review editor, he is
Also spending his time in law school writing a book to
help future law students. The second-year law student
The Path More Traveled, with his high school friend
and UF Law alumnus Francisco Ferreiro (JD 06) in
hopes to educate students who are contemplating
attending law school. The book delves into issues that
are crucial for students to consider before attending
law school, he said. The book's six chapters will cover
subjects including whether to go to law school, how to tackle the LSAT, how
to choose a law school, what to do while attending law school and how then
to get a job once it's over.

Many Lawyers Face Problems With Depression, Anxiety

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal drew my
interest and I thought that I would share the story with
you. The article spoke about a young attorney
struggling with depression. Within its contents, the
news piece mentioned several statistics putting
lawyers at the top of the country in suicidal thought,
depression, and anxiety rates. Surprisingly, many of
those affected do not want to talk about mental health
issues or even recognize that they have a problem. It is
no surprise that the legal profession invites those who
are driven and hardworking. The problem lies in the
fact that the strengths that lead many people to law
(competitiveness, drive to succeed and win battles) are the same traits that
make people vulnerable to depression and anxiety.

Wolf Discusses Legal Fallout From Deadly 1-4 Pileup

UF Law Professor Michael Allan Wolf (pictured left)
recently spoke to the Orlando Sentinel regarding the
various legal issues that will arise after a slew of
lawsuits in connection with the 1-4 pileup that took the
lives of four people and injured many others. Wolf said
the Florida Legislature reviews claims on a case-by-
case basis and is under no obligation to approve them.
"There's no guarantee that... [a lawsuit] is going to
work with the jury," Wolf said, offering his professional
opinion. "And then there's no guarantee the Legislature
will decide to fund it with a payment to exceed the
maximum" of $200,000 under the law. "If you're a
plaintiff's attorney, they're going to argue there were 10 accidents," Wolf
said. "The state will argue it was one big accident." Keep up with what UF
Law faculty are saying in the media and writing about in scholarly
publications in FlaLaw Online's weekly updates on Faculty Scholarship &
* Faculty Scholarship & Activities


Judge Robert A. Wherry Jr. to Present 'A View From the Tax Court
Bench' Friday, Jan. 25
United States Tax Court Judge Robert A. Wherry Jr.
S (pictured left) will present "A View From The Tax Court
Bench" at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the Chesterfield
SSmith Ceremonial Classroom (HOL 180) as part of the
Graduate Tax Program's Enrichment Speaker Series.
Born in Virginia, Judge Wherry earned bachelor's and
S Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Colorado,
and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University Law
School. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (in
tax litigation). His articles have appeared in ALI-ABA
publications, The Colorado Lawyer, Tax Notes, and
State Tax Notes. He is the former Colorado
correspondent for State Tax Notes and has spoken at numerous tax
institutes, including the University of Denver Tax Institute and Tulane
University Tax Institute and American Bar Association Tax Section
programs. He was an instructor in tax court litigation for the National Institute
for Trial Advocacy. He was appointed by President George W. Bush as a
United States Tax Court judge on April 23, 2003, for a term ending April 22,

Conservation Clinic Students Work With Graham on Water Bill
Conservation Clinic student Kim Koleos
(pictured left) goes over the clinic's draft
Water Resources Restoration Act bill with
Sa former U.S. Senator Bob Graham
(pictured right) at a recent meeting of the
Everglades Coalition on Captiva Island in
South Florida. Koleos and recent UF Law
graduate Ashley Murphy have been
working with Graham to develop a policy
justification and bill draft that would
remove water restoration projects like the Everglades from the Federal
Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which also funds controversial
navigation and flood control projects. Graham announced the initiative during
his keynote address at the annual meeting of the Everglades Coalition in
early January. Center for Governmental Responsibility water law expert
Richard Hamann has been advising the clinic on the project.

Restoration of Civil Rights Project Volunteer Training Session Jan. 31
The Restoration of Civil Rights Project
volunteer training session for the Spring
08 semester will be held at 5 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31, in 283 Holland Hall.
Please contact Allison Riggs at if you plan to attend the
training session. If you've attended a
training session previously, you do not
have to attend this one unless you would
like to review the rules and process. However, if you do not attend, please
email Allison to sign up for the workshops to be held Feb. 7, March 6 and
April 3, 5:30-7 p.m., at the UF Eastside Campus Community Room on Waldo

Deadlines Approaching for ABA-Approved Summer Programs in
France, South Africa and Costa Rica
Students interested in any of the ABA-
approved summer programs in France,
South Africa and Costa Rica should act
quickly before all the spots are taken. The
deadline for all three programs is March

programs, click on the links below.

San Jose, Costa Rica
Paris and Montpellier, France
Cape Town, South Africa

Sheriff Sadie Darnell To Speak on Mental Health Issues of Prisoners in
Alachua County
: Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell (pictured left) will
speak about the mental health issues of prisoners in
Alachua County at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in
the College of Education's Terrace Room in Norman
Hall as part of the University of Florida Counselors for
Social Justice's Community Speaker Series. It will be a
brownbag dinner meeting so bring your dinner. For
more information, go to Sheriff Darnell
was sworn in as the first female sheriff of Alachua
.2. County on Nov. 14, 2006. She is a 30-year veteran of
'the Gainesville Police Department, having been
promoted through the ranks to Police Captain, before
retiring and ultimately returning as the agency's Community Relations
Coordinator working with special needs citizens and victims. Sheriff Darnell
earned a master's degree in Educational Leadership and a bachelor's
degree in Psychology from the University of Florida, and an Associate of Arts
Degree from Santa Fe Community College. Her community involvement
includes being the past president of the Gainesville Commission on the
Status of Women, Board of Trustees of Peaceful Paths, volunteer for
Interfaith Hospitality Network for homeless families, Leadership Gainesville
XXII, board member of The Preserve, transitional housing for homeless
boys, board member of the Coalition for Suicide Prevention, National
Alliance for the Mentally III, Alachua County Humane Society and advocate
for crime victims.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at UF Jan. 15-22
A number of daily events will take place
Jan. 15-22 for the MLK 2008 Celebration
at the University of Florida. Among the
many happenings organized by the Dean
of Students Office will be the 22nd Annual
Martin Luther King Jr. Awards
Celebration, featuring a dinner at the
Reitz Union Ballroom and a speech by
National Public Radio correspondent
Farai Chideya. For more details of this
event or the other daily events, visit


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