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Title: Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Creator: Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Levin College of Law
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Publication Date: March 31, 2008
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March 31, 2008 I Vol. XI, Issue 27

UF Law Moves Up in U.S. News Rankings

a a The Levin College of Law rose a spot in
recent U.S. News and World Report
rankings to place in the top 25 public and
46th overall of the nation's nearly 200
accredited law schools. The graduate tax
a program was once again rated first
among public law schools and second
Mi t Ir v overall, with only New York University
.' ~ ranking higher. The law school also was
ranked 13th overall and 6th among public
schools for Environmental Law.

UF Law Dean Robert Jerry said, "First let me emphasize, as detailed in a
letter I have endorsed along with about 170 other law school deans in the
nation, that ranking systems are an unreliable guide to the differences
among law schools that should be important to anyone trying to compare
them. The U.S. News and World Report ranking methodology is, in my
opinion, an extremely inexact measure of an institution's true quality. But the
reality is that many people use such rankings, and it would therefore be poor
judgment for us simply to ignore them. Having said that, we are still pleased
that the exceptional quality of our Graduate Tax Program continues to be
recognized, as is our status as one of the country's best public law schools."

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Talks to
UF Law About the State of the Presidency

Former U.S. Secretary of State
Madeleine Albright spoke on March 26 to
a packed classroom of UF Law students,
faculty and staff about the difficulties the
next president will face. Albright
discussed the state of the presidency and
her new book, Memo To The President
Elect: How We Can Restore America's
Reputation and Leadership. "It was
written for the president elect to read on
election night, but it's out now, so it's basically for Americans primarily, some
foreigners, in order to see what I think are the major national security issues
for the next president to confront," she said.

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum Speaks at 20th
Anniversary of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum (JD 68)
discussed the role of the Office of Attorney General of
Florida at the University of Florida Journal of Law and
Public Policy's 20th Anniversary Celebration on March
28. McCollum said he truly enjoyed his days as a U.S.
congressman because of the new challenges he faced
every day, but as the chief legal officer of the state,
McCollum said his role is very different but still exciting.
"You are in the executive branch, you have to make
tough policy decisions, and you are able to really get
things done. The pay isn't very good, but you are doing
good every day," McCollum said.

Career Services: Getting Ready for Summer and Fall
Recruitment and the IL Shadow Program in The CCS Buzz

inCe Learn more about getting ready for
C summer and fall recruitment and the IL
Shadow program in this week's issue of
The CCS Buzz, your source for a quick
synopsis of programming, recruiting,
networking, volunteer, and "SHIP"
opportunities 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 important to your career and
professional development:
* The CCS Buzz

Heather Jarvis Speaks on New Law Helping Students
Pursuing Public Interest Pay Off Debt

There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Law students
finally have a way to pay off those large student debts
and still practice public interest law. The U.S. Congress
has finally caught on to the need of graduating
students who have excessive loans. Equal Justice
Works Senior Program Manager Heather Jarvis spoke
to law students March 19 about The College Cost
Reduction and Access Act of 2007. As a graduate of
Duke University School of Law and an attorney who
works tirelessly for the poor, Jarvis said she
understands the financial barriers that exist with
practicing public interest law. But thanks to Congress
there is finally a law on the books to help students with particularly high debt
and low salaries.

UF Law Professors Berta Hernandez-Truyol and Steven
Powell to Publish Just Trade

UF Law Professors Berta E. Hernandez-Truyol and
Steven J. Powell are set to publish their new book Just
Trade: A New Covenant Linking Trade and Human
Rights. The book explores trade's effect on human
rights policies involving child labor, sustainable
development, health, equality of women, human
f trafficking, indigenous peoples, poverty, citizenship,
and economic sanctions. Just Trade proposes that the
inevitable intersection of these two dominant human
policies be purposeful, conspicuous, proactive, and
ingenious, rather than simply more of the ad hoc
melange of superficial duct-tape "solutions" the world's
poor, disenfranchised, and otherwise marginalized majority have had so far
to endure. New York University Press will publish Just Trade in October.
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 & Activities.
* Faculty Scholarship & Activities

Deadline Extended to April 11 for ABA-Approved Summer
Program in France

The deadline for the France summer program
application has been extended to Friday, April 11. The
other two study abroad programs in Costa Rica and
South Africa are full. The France trip includes a week
in Paris, four weeks in southern France, lots of travel
opportunities, and up to six law school credits. The
program runs this summer from late June through July.
Students studying in the Summer 2008 Law Program
in France benefit from a dual focus on comparative and
international law. American and French professors
& examine United States and French legal systems and
SEuropean community law. Both French and American
students also meet with members of the judiciary and the legal profession. In
addition, the program allows you to live in and enjoy the rich French culture.


Environmental Moot Court Tryouts: Application Deadline Monday,
March 31
A R_ Interested in environmental law? Want to
...... .. hone your brief-writing and appellate
advocacy skills? Second year students
are invited to try out for the Environmental
Moot Court team, which will represent UF
at the National Environmental Moot Court
Competition in February 2009 in White
Plains, New York. The application
process includes a written submission
and oral argument tryout. Written
applications are due Monday, March 31, by 4 p.m. in 319 Holland Hall. Oral
argument tryouts will be held Wednesday, April 9, 3-5 p.m. The application
process includes a written submission (resume and argument section of your
brief from Appellate Advocacy) and an oral argument tryout. You should
remove your name and contact information from the resume and writing
sample and identify your application with the entrant number you will be
assigned. You can sign up for an oral argument time slot when you submit
your application. For more information, contact Lena Hinson hinson@law.ufl.
edu or 273-0777.

UPD Chief Linda Stump Addresses Students' Safety Concerns at Town
Chief Linda Stump and Capt. Jeff
Holcomb (both pictured left) joined
students, staff and faculty to discuss
personal safety on campus during a town
hall meeting hosted by the law school on
March 19. Both Stump and Holcomb
presented basic information about safety
and then opened up the floor for
questions from the audience. Issues
regarding gender, personal safety, rape-

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shooter on campus were all topics discussed at the meeting. Its purpose was
to benefit the students, faculty and staff while allowing an opportunity to
address concerns regarding safety on campus, said Rachel Inman,
Associate Dean for Students. For more information about programs offered
by the university police department, call (352) 392-1111 or visit www.police.

Stephanie Coontz Challenges Marriage Myths at Second Annual
Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture in Family Law
The role of marriage was discussed March 26 by
Stephanie Coontz, professor, Evergreen State College
and director of research and education of the Council
on Contemporary Families at the second annual
Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture in Family Law. The
lecture titled "Courting Disaster: The Historical
Revolution in Marriage" challenged many myths
regarding traditional versus modern marriages. Coontz,
a social historian who is nationally known for her work
on the history of marriage, most recently published
Marriage, A History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or
How Love Conquered Marriage. Presented by the
Center on Children and Families, the lecture is named in honor of Professor
Walter O. Weyrauch, internationally known for his work in foreign and family

The Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
Section of The Florida Bar to meet April 3-5
The Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate
and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar will meet
April 3 and 4 at the UF Hilton and on April 5 at the UF
law school. Roundtables will be in session from 8:00 a.
m. 10:00 a.m. in rooms 355B and 355C Holland Hall.
The Executive Council meeting will run from 10:30 a.m.
2:00 p.m. in 180 Holland Hall. The committee
meetings attract over 150 of the best and brightest
attorneys from around the state to discuss legislation,
plan seminars for presentation to members of Bar and
share ideas about best practices to serve clients. For more information,
contact Melissa Murphy or 352-376-8201.

UF Law Employees Honored for Service at Pinning Ceremony
UF Law employees were honored for
their service to the university at a pinning
ceremony in the Rare Book Room on
March 19. Among those honored were
S(pictured left to right) Tena Canter (5
years), Mary Driggers (35 years), Paula
Watkins (5 years), Julie Barnes (20
years), Robert Horn (20 years), Trudi
Reid (15 years), Nancy Schmit (20
years), Lena Hinson (20 years) and Ron
Perry (15 years).

Joint degree student Ana-Klara Hering finalist for Madelyn Lockhart
Dissertation Fellowship Award
Ana-Klara Hering, a joint degree student seeking a law
degree and doctorate in media law and policy, was a
finalist for the Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation
Fellowship Award presented by the Association for
Academic Women. She received the $1,000 award,
B courtesy of UF President Bernie Machen, at the 11th

March 25. Hering, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps,
has a master's in communication and plans to work as
a summer associate for Thomas and LoCicero in

U.S. Circuit Judge William H. Pryor Jr. to deliver annual Dunwody
Distinguished Lecture in Law April 18
The Honorable William H. Pryor Jr. will deliver the 27th
annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law at 10:00
a.m on April 18 in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom (180 Holland). This event is open to the
public and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The lecture, hosted by the Florida Law Review, is
entitled "The Perspective of a Junior Circuit Judge on
Judicial Modesty." Judge Pryor is a judge for the 11th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and former attorney
general of Alabama. He is an adjunct professor of
federal jurisdiction at the University of Alabama School
of Law and he is active in the Alabama Law
Foundation, the Alabama Center for Law & Civic Education, and the
American Law Institute. 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, P.A. and Mershon, Sawyer,
Johnston, Dunwody & Cole in honor of UF Law graduates Elliot and Atwood


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