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    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Academic calendar
        Academic calendar
    Table of Contents
        Page 1
    Academic programs
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Academic policies
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
    Financial information
        Page 12
    Support services
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
    Centers & institutes
        Page 18
        Page 19
    Student organizations
        Page 20
    Faculty directory
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Page 24
        Page 25
        Page 26
        Page 27
    Course descriptions
        Page 28
        Page 29
        Page 30
        Page 31
        Page 32
        Page 33
        Page 34
    Conduct standards
        Page 35
        Page 36
        Page 37
        Page 38
        Page 39
    Index
        Page 40
    Resources
        Page 41
        Page 42
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UF LAW
LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW


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2005-06 HANDBOOK & STUDENT HONOR SYSTEM












ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Dates subject to change. Contact Student Affairs for updates.


2005 Fall Semester
Aug. 17-19 "Introduction to Law School & Profession"
for Fall 2005 class
Aug. 22-26 Drop/Add using ISIS (www.isis.ufl.edu)
Aug. 23 Fall classes begin
Aug. 26 Class rolls fixed; fee liability attaches for students
Sept. 2 Fees due (1:30 p.m. at law school, 3:30 p.m.
at University Financial Services)
Sept. 5 Labor Day holiday, classes cancelled
Sept. 6 Monday classes meet, Tuesday classes cancelled
Sept. 9 Dedication ofLawton Chiles Legal Informa-
tion Center; classes rescheduled for events
Sept. 13 Florida Board of Bar Examiners "250-day"
registration deadline for Spring 2005 entering class
Sept. 16 Deadline to withdraw with 25% refund of
course fees
Oct. 7 Afternoon classes cancelled for Homecoming
half-day holiday
Oct. 24-Nov. 4 Advance registration for Spring 2006 Term;
Schedule adjustment open through Jan. 10
Nov. 9 Friday classes meet, Wednesday classes
cancelled
Nov. 11 Veterans Day holiday, classes cancelled
Nov. 21 Last day to drop course by petition without
failing grade
Nov. 24-25 Thanksgiving holidays, classes cancelled
Dec. 2 Fall classes end
Dec. 5 Reading/final exam period begins
Dec. 15 Reading/final exam period ends
Dec. 16 Graduation ceremony 2 p.m. Performing Arts Center

Spring 2006 Semester
Jan. 3-4 Introduction to Law School & Profession
for Spring 2006 class
Jan. 4-10 Drop/Add using ISIS (www.isis.ufl.edu)
Jan. 5 Spring classes begin
Jan. 10 Class rolls fixed; fee liability attaches
Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, classes
cancelled
Jan. 19 Monday classes meet, Thursday classes cancelled
Jan. 20 Fees due (1:30 p.m. at law school, 3:30 p.m.
at University Financial Services)
Feb. 3 Deadline to withdraw with 25% refund of
course fees
Feb. 20 Florida Board of Bar Examiners "180 day" reg-
istration deadline for Fall 2005 entering class
Mar. 6 Florida Board of Examiners "195 day" regis-
tration deadline for Fall 2005 entering class
Mar. 11-18 Spring Break
Mar. 17 Deadline for student-initiated Summer 2006
externships
Mar. 27-Apr. 13 Advance registration for Summer and Fall
2006 terms
Apr. 14 Last day to drop course by petition without
failing grade
Apr. 20 Spring classes end


Apr. 21
May 1

May 5
May 12


Reading/final exam period begins
Florida Board of Bar Examiners "250 day" reg-
istration deadline for Fall 2005 entering class
Reading/final exam period ends
Graduation ceremony


2006 Summer Term


May 17-19
May 18
May 19
May 26

May 29
June 1
June 2
July 3

July 4
July 7
July 7

July 7

July 8
July 14
July 18

Aug. 1
Aug. 7
Aug. 9
Aug. 14
Sept. 11


Drop/Add using ISIS (www.isis.ufl.edu)
Summer classes begin
Class rolls fixed, fee liability attaches
Fees due (1:30 p.m. at law school, 3:30 p.m.
at University Financial Services)
Memorial Day holiday, classes cancelled
Monday classes meet, Thursday classes cancelled
Deadline to withdraw with 25% refund of fees
Florida Board of Bar Examiners "180-day" reg-
istration deadline for Fall 2005 entering class
Independence Day holiday, classes cancelled
Tuesday classes meet: Friday classes cancelled
Last day to drop course by petition without
failing grade
Summer classes end for students except
Spring 2006 entrants
Reading/final exam period begins
Reading/final exam period ends
Florida Board of Examiners "195 day" registra-
tion deadline for Spring 2006 entering class
Graduation (no ceremony)
Last day of classes for Spring 2006 entrants
Exams begin for Spring 2006 entrants
Exams end for Spring 2006 entrants
Florida Board of Examiners "250 day" registra-
tion deadline for Spring 2006 entering class


Fall Semester
Intro. to Law School & Profession
begins for Fall class
Classes begin
Classes end
Exam/reading period begins
Exam/reading period ends
Graduation
Spring Semester
Classes begin
Classes end
Exam/reading period begins
Exam/reading period ends
Graduation
Summer Term
Classes begin
Classes end
Exam/reading period begins
Exam/reading period ends
Graduation (no ceremony)


2006-07 2007-08


Aug. 23
Aug. 28
Dec. 8
Dec. 9
Dec. 21
Dec. 22

Jan. 5
Apr. 20
Apr. 21
May 4
May 11

May 17
July 6
July 7
July 13
Aug. 1


Aug. 8
Aug. 13
Nov. 28
Dec. 1
Dec. 14
Dec. 21*

Jan. 4
Apr. 18
Apr. 21
May2
May 9

May 15
July 3
July 7
July 11
Aug. 1


* The Dec. 21, 2007 ceremony will be the law school's final fall graduation.










TABLE OF CONTENTS


Academic Programs........................... ......... .. 2

Course Progression ............................................. 3

Academic Policies............................ ............ 8

Financial Information ........................................ 12

Support Services.........................................13

Centers and Institutes ......................................18

Student Organizations ..................................... 20


Faculty Directory .................................... .. 21

Course Descriptions ......................................... 28

College of Law Student Honor System .............35

UF Code of Student Conduct ............................39

Index.............................. ................................... 40

Map of Levin College of Law .....inside back cover

Resources ...................................... ...back cover


Fredric G. Levin College of Law Administration

J. BERNARD MACHEN, University of Florida President
ROBERT H. JERRY, II, Dean; Levin, Mabie and Levin Professor
," | GEORGE L. DAWSON, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs;
Professor
SSTUART R. COHN, Associate Dean for International Studies;
Gerald A. Sohn Scholar; Professor
MICHAEL K. FRIEL, Associate Dean and Director, Graduate
Tax Program; Professor
LYRISSA LIDSKY, Associate Dean for Faculty Development;
UF Research Foundation Professor
M. KATHLEEN "KATHIE" PRICE, Associate Dean, Library and
Technology; Clarence J. TeSelle Professor
GAIL E. SASNETT, Associate Dean for Students,
Professionalism and Community Relations
J. PATRICK SHANNON, Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs
LINDA CALVERT HANSON, Assistant Dean for Career Services
JENNIFER COPE, Assistant Dean for Students
ADRIAN JONES, Assistant Dean for Diversity
J. MICHAEL PATRICK, Assistant Dean for Admissions
DEBRA D. AMIRIN, Director of Communications
DONALD J. HALE, Senior Development Director

Please note:
Rules, policies, fees, dates and courses described within
subject to change without notice.
This handbook is available in alternate format.
Contact Student Affairs at 392-0421 or 273-0620.
For TDD phone access, call the Florida Relay Service at
1-800-955-8771 (TDD).
The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination
with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability,
gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin,
political opinions or affiliations, and veteran status.
The Handbook & Student Honor System is published an-
nually by the Office of Student Affairs. Send updates or
corrections to Tim Lockette, Communications Office.


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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS


Juris Doctor Curriculum
The University of Florida College of Law was founded in
1909, and named in honor of alumnus Fredric G. Levin in 1999.
The college is accredited by the American Bar Association and
is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Its
three-year Juris Doctor (J.D.) curriculum combines traditional
and innovative teaching methods to develop analytical ability,
practical knowledge, communication skills and understanding of
the legal profession's codes of ethics and professional responsibil-
ity, including traditional "case" and "Socratic" methods, as well
as problems, simulations and role-playing. Courses designed to
develop and refine students' writing abilities are required each
year. Seminars and advanced courses provide close interaction
and individualized research. Clinical programs allow students to
develop skills in the context of real cases and problems.
The required first-year curriculum teaches students to read
and analyze cases, research points of law efficiently and express
those points clearly. Second- and third-year students choose
from more than 100 elective courses and seminars.

Degree Requirements
Degree requirements are as stated in the Levin C '"'g"' of Law
Handbook in effect at the time of enrollment. Current require-
ments are:
Completion with a passing grade of courses totaling at least
88 semester credit hours, of which at least 59 must have
been completed through the College of Law. No more than
four of those credits can be earned through co-curricular
activities. With permission of the associate dean for students,
upon good cause shown, work up to 29 semester hours
taken at another ABA-accredited law school may be counted
toward this requirement.
Completion with a grade of "S" or better for Legal Research and
Writing (LAW 5792) and Appellate Advocacy (LAW 5793).
Completion with a passing grade for Professional Responsi-
bility and the Legal Profession (LAW 6750) and Legal Draft-
ing (LAW 6955).
Achievement of2.0 cumulative GPA on all graded work attempted.
Fulfillment of prescribed course requirements.
Completion of a seminar or advanced course.
Satisfaction of the Advanced Writing Requirement.

Course Selection
The curriculum for beginning students is prescribed by the
faculty, and must be completed prior to registration for elective
courses, except where Levin College of Law policy otherwise
provides (see Course Progression Schedule, next page). Students
are required to take Legal Drafting in their fourth semester
of study. Students may choose elective courses from any area,
subject only to prerequisites. It is recommended that students
select a variety of courses (see page 28for courses and descriptions)
to ensure broad exposure. Course schedules and curriculum
information are available on the Student Affairs website.


Advanced Writing Requirement
All J.D. candidates must produce-under close faculty
supervision-a major, written, finished product that shows
evidence of original systematic scholarship based on individual
research. If fulfilled in an advanced course, the required writing
may take the form of one or a number of finished written prod-
ucts that together demonstrate these qualities.

Seminars and Advanced Courses
Seminars (LAW 6936) provide students the opportunity for
study and research under close supervision of a faculty member.
Enrollment is usually limited to 15. Generally, students produce a
senior paper" to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement. (See
"Degree Requirements, "left.) Examples of recent seminars include:
Advanced Environmental Intellectual Property
Law and Litigation Theory
Alternative Dispute Int'l Business Transactions
Resolution Int'l Financial Crimes
Comparative Law: Intro- Law, Ethics and Public
duction to the Civil Code Policy
Computers and the Law Law of Cyberspace
Disability Law Mass Communication Law
Education Law National Security and
Estates and Trusts Human Rights Law
Federal Tax Law Patent Drafting and
Forensic Psychiatry & the Law Prosecution
Grand Jury Investigations Public Records & Privacy
Growth Management Selected Legal Problems in
Alcohol and Other Drug Family and Children's Law
Crimes Torts and Justice

Advanced courses in bankruptcy and debtor-creditor, family
and environmental law create opportunities for sequential learn-
ing, complex problem solving, and development of writing and
drafting skills in small-group settings. Advanced courses differ
from the traditional seminar format in terms of subject area
and/or course design, and may be used to satisfy the Advanced
Writing Requirement.

Skills Training
Strong writing skills critical in the legal profession are
refined through required courses in Legal Research and Writing,
Appellate Advocacy, and Legal Drafting in the first two years,
plus a major writing requirement in the third year. Students
gain practical experience through coursework-including
advocacy and trial practice instruction and critique by respected
lawyers and judges-externships and other opportunities.
Florida's clinical programs-Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics
(Full Representation, Pro Se, Juvenile), Criminal (State Attorney,
Public Defender), Child Welfare, Mediation and Conservation-
allow students to represent actual clients within an academic
framework with a substantial classroom component. Civil, Child
Welfare and Criminal Clinic students must have completed at
least 48 semester credit hours, and are certified by the Florida
Supreme Court to practice law under a supervising attorney.


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Enrollment is limited to ensure close supervision, and
students are encouraged to take advantage of other available op-
portunities to gain practical experience. Students can experience
aspects of law practice with organizations and agencies of their
choice around the state and nation through pro bono work,
part-time jobs or externships.

Externships
Externships enable students to earn academic credit (maximum 6
credits) while gaining experience, enhancing their working knowl-
edge of the law, and developing professional contacts. Because place-
ments are with local, state and federal government agencies, judges,
legal services organizations and other public interest organizations,
students also provide a valuable service to the community.
In addition to hours spent in the workplace, externships
require a mandatory orientation and a classroom component-
generally a simultaneous or subsequent classroom experience
or tutorial-and a special project, usually a research paper or
presentation. Every externship is supervised by a law school
faculty member as well as an attorney at the workplace. Contact
Career Services (seepage 14) for information.

Independent Study
The Independent Study (IS) program enables students to
work directly with, and under mentorship of, faculty members
in their area of expertise, making it easier for students to pursue
special interests. Students must be in good academic standing
and have completed their third term, obtained consent of a
faculty sponsor and agreed on the number of credits. Students
complete-under faculty supervision-an independent research
project that includes per-credit reading and writing compo-
nents at least commensurate with those of a law school seminar.
(Note: IS courses do not fulfill seminar or advanced writing
requirements.) IS courses are graded pass/fail, and students may
take up to two credits in any one term and four credits toward
graduation. (See "Independent Study/Law 6905, "page 31.)


Certificate Programs
Specialization is common in today's complex legal environ-
ment, and graduates with a demonstrated interest and knowledge
in targeted practice areas are in demand. UF law students can
enhance their expertise and marketability by earning a certificate
in Environmental and Land Use Law, Estates and Trusts Practice,
Family Law, Intellectual Property or International and Compara-
tive Law. (Students also are encouraged to seek summer employ-
ment or volunteer work in line with their career goals.)
Students must earn eight additional credit hours beyond
the 88 required for the J.D. degree. To obtain two certificates,
students must meet requirements for both certificates and
have 12 additional credit hours beyond the 88 required for the
J.D. (Courses completed by students subsequently admitted
into certificate programs will be credited toward satisfaction of
concentration requirements.) Students wishing to pursue a cer-
tificate are encouraged to apply to a program as early as possible
in their law school career. Applications are available in Student
Affairs or by contacting the director of each program.


Course Progression
Fall 2005 Entering Class LAW Credits


1st Semester Required Courses
Contracts
Criminal Law
Torts
Legal Research and Writing
Professional Responsibility
2nd Semester Required Courses
Civil Procedure
Constitutional Law
Property
Appellate Advocacy
3rd Semester
Estates and Trusts*
Evidence*
4th Semester
Legal Drafting (required)
Corporations*
5th Semester
Trial Practice*


5000
5100
5700
5792
6750

5301
5501
5400
5793

6430
6330

6955
6063

6363


Spring 2006 Entering Class LAW Credits


1st Semester Required Courses
Contracts
Criminal Law
Torts
Legal Research and Writing
Professional Responsibility
2nd Semester Required Courses (Summer)
Civil Procedure
Constitutional Law
Property
Appellate Advocacy
3rd Semester
Estates and Trusts*
Evidence*
4th Semester
Legal Drafting (required)
Corporations*
5th Semester
Trial Practice*


5000
5100
5700
5792
6750

5301
5501
5400
5793

6430
6330

6955
6063

6363


*Registration-priority courses. These courses are not
required, but the faculty recommends them for the
designated term. Registration for these courses will
be allowed in the term of priority. Registration in
any other term is subject to space availability after
Advanced Registration.

Note: Certificate program students have registration
priority for some classes.


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Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate
www.law.ufl.edu/elulp/
Florida's beautiful, varied and sensitive environment makes
the state a natural choice for students interested in land use
and environmental law. The Levin College of Law was the first
nationally to offer recognition in these closely linked fields, and to
educate future lawyers through an innovative dual approach that
recognizes many environmental problems are a consequence of
inappropriate uses of land. The program offers a rich curriculum,
career networking, independent study opportunities, summer ex-
ternships, environmental moot court teams and the opportunity
to participate in the Environmental and Land Use Law Society
and annual Public Interest Environmental Conference. Certificate
students must attain a grade point average of 3.0 for 15 credits
within the program's core and elective courses.
Concentration Requirements
Students must successfully complete these core courses:
Administrative Law (3 credits),
or Florida Administrative Law (2 or 3)
Environmental Law (3 or 4)
Land Use Planning and Control Law (3 or 4)
Natural Resources Law (3 or 4)
Elective Courses and Seminars
Students must successfully complete additional courses for at
least five credits in approved Environmental and Land Use Law
electives, including a seminar or advanced course in which the
student satisfies the Advanced Writing Requirement. The follow-
ing are examples of elective courses that satisfy the requirement:


* Administrative Law (3
credits)
* Advanced Environmental
Law and Litigation (3)
* Agricultural Law (2 or 3)
* Conservation Clinic (3,
may be taken one or two
semesters)
* Environmental Dispute
Resolution (2)
* Environmental Issues in
Business Transactions (2)
* Externship (Up to 6)
* Florida Administrative
Law (2 or 3)
* Independent Study (Up to 3)
* International Trade and
Environment (2 or 3)


* Land Finance (2)
* Local Government Law
(2 or 3)
* Mediation and Other Dis-
pute Resolution Processes
(2 or 3)
* Negotiation, Mediation
and Other Dispute Reso-
lution Processes (3 or 4)
* Summer Study Abroad
Program in Costa Rica
(International and Com-
parative Environmental
Law classes, 2-7)
* Techniques of Growth
Management (2)
* Water Law (2)


Recent seminars (each worth 2 credits) have included: Animal
Rights and the Law, Growth Management, International Envi-
ronment and Trade, Coastal Zone Management, Property Clauses
of the Constitution, Water Law, and Sustainable Development.
Students also may propose courses for elective credit from
other UF departments/colleges, such as the School of Natural
Resources and the Environment, Environmental Engineering,
and Urban and Regional Planning.
Capstone Colloquium
Students must complete the Capstone Colloquium, an inno-
vative 1-credit course co-taught by ELUL faculty and featuring
nationally prominent scholars from around the country as guest
lecturers.


Faculty affiliated with the Environmental and Land Use Law Program
include (from left): Program Director Alyson Flournoy, Assistant
Professor Marl Fenster, Assistant Professor Mary Jane Angelo,
Staff Attorney Tim McLendon, Legal Slkills Professor Thomas
Ankersen, Professor Christine Klein and Professor Danaya Wright.


Estates and Trusts Practice Certificate
www.law.ufl.edu/academics/etpcp/
Lawyers trained in principles and techniques of lifetime
and testamentary transfers of wealth are in growing demand.
Wealth transfer strategies include lifetime transfers through gifts
and trusts, and transfers at death through estates and trusts. An
estates and trusts practice thus involves planning, drafting and
administration of the gratuitous transfer of property, and impli-
cates the law of gifts, trusts, future interests, estates, intestate
succession, probate, fiduciaries, and wealth transfer taxation, as
well as elder law and issues of professional responsibility. This is
a dynamic area of practice, with the prospect and reality of pro-
bate and tax reform creating new and challenging opportunities.

Contact Estates & Trusts Practice/
Center on Estate and Elder Law
Planning Director C. Douglas Miller
at 392-2224 or miller@law.ufl.edu
for more information on this dynamic
practice area.

To be eligible for the certificate upon graduation, students
must earn eight credits beyond the minimum required to gradu-
ate, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in graded
concentration courses (there is no overall cumulative grade
point average requirement), and complete the following cur-
riculum (which can be modified in the event the listed courses
are no longer regularly offered):
Concentration Requirements
Students must successfully complete these core courses:
Estates and Trusts (3 credits)
Estate Planning (3)
Fiduciary Administration (3)
Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers (2 or 3)
Students also must successfully complete one of the following:
Future Interests (2 or 3)
Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts (2)


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Additional Skills Requirement
Students must successfully complete one of the following (or
other course approved by director):
Interviewing and Counseling (2 or 3)
Interviewing, Counseling and Mediation (3 or 4)
Mediation and Other Dispute Resolution Processes (2 or 3)
Negotiation (2 or 3)
Seminar and Writing Requirement
The Advanced Writing Requirement must be satisfied
through enrollment in one of the following seminars (or other
seminar approved by the director):
Elder Law Seminar (2 credits)
Estates and Trusts Seminar (2)
Certificate candidates have registration priority for Estates
and Trusts and Elder Law seminars. Students who have success-
fully completed either seminar will not have further seminar
registration priority.

Family Law Certificate
www.law.ufl.edu/academics/ccl/
The increasing complexity of divorce law and children's law
and rise of the nontraditional family makes family law one of
the fastest growing and intricate practice specialties. Practi-
tioners and judges need well-trained advocates in areas such
as child development and family economics, negotiation and
drafting, and courtroom advocacy for families and children.
Under mandate from the Florida Supreme Court, Florida
is creating a "Unified Family Court" to handle all family, child
welfare and delinquency matters. This creates a new demand for
family specialists.
Faculty with expertise in family and children's law and relat-
ed areas administer the Family Law Certificate Program-which
coordinates clinical and traditional classroom offerings and
allows for more efficiency through sequential learning-through
the college's Center on Children and Families (seepage 18).
To be eligible for the certificate upon graduation, students
must earn 8 credits beyond the minimum required to graduate,
and achieve an average equivalent of 3.0 in 15 of the 20 credits


The Center on Children and Families, headed by Professor Barbara
Bennett Woodhouse (standing, left), gives students a chance to
gain valuable experience as Children's Fellows. (For more on the
fellowship program, see the center's entry on page 18.)


earned in courses designated. (There is no overall grade point
average requirement beyond that required of the J.D. degree.)
Concentration Requirements
Students must successfully complete at least one from each
group of core courses (certificate candidates have registration
priority for core courses and an elective seminar):
Core I (Fundamentals)
Perspectives on the Family (4 credits), plus one from:
Core II (Advanced Principles)
Economics of the Family (3)
Child, Parent and State (3), and one from:
Core III (Practice-Based)
A clinic (including Full Representation, Family Law, Pro Se,
Mediation, Child Welfare or Juvenile)
An externship (including those in the government or public
interest sector involving family law, child abuse and neglect,
juvenile justice, poverty law, domestic violence and other
family-related areas).

Elective Courses
Students may take additional courses and/or select from among
the following electives to complete the remainder of the 20 credits:


* Bioethics
* Consultation and Social
Intervention
* Disability Law
* Education Law
* Elder Law
* Estate Planning
* Gender and the Law
* Health Law
* Human Rights Law
* Interviewing and Counseling
* Law and Social Science
* Mediation
* Mental Health Law


* Negotiation
* Poverty Law
* Psychology and Law
* Selected Legal Problems in
Family and Children's Law
* Transnational Issues in
Family Law
* Other courses deemed
appropriate by the com-
mittee based on student's
overall record, including
appropriate graduate level
courses 5000 and above.


Seminar and Writing Requirement
Students also must complete an advanced writing project,
which can be satisfied through a seminar paper or equivalent work
product approved by the Family Law Certificate Committee.

Intellectual Property Law Certificate
www.law.ufl.edu/academics/ip/
Intellectual Property Law encompasses several different
bodies of law, including patents, trade secrets, copyrights and
trademarks. The technology boom has driven up demand not
only for patent lawyers, but also for lawyers trained in other
areas of intellectual property law and related fields-such as
antitrust, media, cyberlaw and general commercial law. The
need continues to grow for lawyers who can adapt or create
doctrines in new fields-such as genetic engineering, accessing
and downloading Internet materials, and disputes involving
domain names, metatags and hyperlinks-as well as for those
who can apply these laws in more traditional industries and in
the creative arts. The growth of international trade also increases
demand for lawyers skilled in prosecuting, defending and chal-
lenging intellectual property rights on a global scale.
To earn an IP Certificate, students must earn eight credits


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beyond the minimum required to graduate and comply with
the following:
Core Curriculum
Students must take at least three of the first four-and earn
at least 15 credits-from the following courses and seminars:


* Intellectual Property
Survey (2 or 3 credits)
* Copyright Law (2 or 3)
* Patent Law (2 or 3)
* Trademark Law (2 or 3)
* Advanced Copyright Law (2)
* Advanced Trademark Law (2)
* Advanced Copyright
Seminar (2)
* Art Law (2)
* International Intellectual
Property Law (2 or 3)
* Intellectual Property
Litigation (2)
* Intellectual Property


Theory Seminar (2)
* Law of Cyberspace or Com-
puters and the Law (2)
* Licensing Seminar (2)
* Media Law (2 or 3)
* Patent Drafting and
Prosecution I (2)
* Patent Drafting and
Prosecution II (2)
* Telecommunications Law
(2 or 3)
* Trademark Practice and
Procedure (2)
* Trademarks II (2 or 3)
* Unfair Competition (2 or 3)


Other courses or seminars may be added to this list at the
discretion of the director. The student must maintain a mini-
mum grade point average of 3.3 with respect to the 15 credits
from the core curriculum. A student who takes more than 15
credits from within this curriculum will satisfy this requirement
if he or she maintains a 3.3 average for 15 of these credits. The
minimum GPA for qualifying courses and seminars taken prior
to Fall 2003 is 3.0.
Certificate Writing Requirement
In addition to the Advanced Writing Requirement, students
must satisfy a Certificate Writing Requirement by enrolling in a
seminar from the preceding core Intellectual Property curricu-
lum or related curriculum below, provided the student's seminar
paper is on an IP-related topic and the student earns a "B" or
better in the seminar.
Related Curriculum
Students must take at least two courses from the following:


* Administrative Law (3
credits)
* Antitrust Law (3)
* Business Organizations (2
or 3)
* Civil Procedure II (3)
* Corporations (3)
* Federal Courts (3)


* Franchising (2)
* International Financial
Crimes (2)
* International Business
Transactions (2)
* International Trade Law (2)
* Law and Economics (2)


Students who wish to earn the certificate must fill out an
enrollment form before the end of their final semester.

International and Comparative Law Certificate
www.law.ufl.edu/international/comparative.shtml
Every field of law touching upon commerce-civil proce-
dure, business associations, securities regulation, intellectual
property, trade regulation, taxation, immigration and environ-
mental law, among others-is affected by globalization. Equally
important is the development of human rights laws, domesti-
cally and internationally.
The Certificate in International and Comparative Law


International Programs
392-0421 or 273-0620 castro@law.ufl.edu
http://www.law.ufl.edu/students/abroad/index.shtm/
Exchange Programs
The Levin College of Law has ABA-approved exchanges with
Pontificia Universidade Catolica- Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RIO);
the University of Costa Rica, in San Jose; Leiden University
in The Netherlands; the University of Montpellier, in France;
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, in Germany; Monash
University in Melbourne, Australia; and Warsaw University
in Poland.
These programs enable UF students to study law abroad and
enrich the college's academic atmosphere by bringing interna-
tional students to campus. Prerequisites include completion
of the first year of law school and academic good standing.
Fluency in the language of instruction may be required for
some of the schools. Application deadlines are available from
the Office of Student Affairs.
Study Abroad
The law school jointly sponsors ABA-approved summer law
programs with Montpellier University in France, University of
Cape Town in South Africa, and University of Costa Rica in
San Jose, Costa Rica. Student Affairs also coordinates ABA-
approved summer study abroad programs worldwide with
other law schools.
Independent Foreign Programs
For students wishing to study in locations that have not yet
established formal study abroad programs, Student Affairs
assists in setting up individual semester-long programs under
ABA guidelines.


rewards significant academic achievement and is awarded to
students who have met the following certificate requirements:
Complete core courses in International Law, Comparative
Law, and International Business Transactions or Interna-
tional Trade Law.
Complete 18 credits in courses with international or foreign
law content.
Maintain 3.0 grade point average in the Comparative and
International Law group courses.
Participate in ABA-approved summer program, ABA-ap-
proved semester-long exchange program abroad, and/or
other foreign law study or significant educational experience
abroad approved by International Programs Committee.
Complete eight hours of credit beyond those required for
graduation.
Certificate students have registration priority in Interna-
tional and Comparative Law courses and seminars, student
exchanges and academic programs in foreign countries, and are
encouraged to attend and participate in symposia, publications
and programs of international interest. Since multilingualism
can be a decided professional advantage, candidates for this
certificate are urged to develop verbal competency in a language
in addition to English.


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SThe Levin College of Law
offers its students more
joint degree programs than
Sa g i any other law school in the
nation. For more information
about the joint degree pro-
grams now available, refer
to the list below or contact
Student Affairs at 392-0421
or 273-0620.


Joint Degrees
In an age of increasing specialization, many law students are
deciding that two advanced degrees are better than one, particu-
larly when you can get two degrees in less than three and a half
years. Acquiring a graduate degree in addition to a J.D. can give
a new lawyer a competitive edge in the job market.
No law school in the nation offers as many joint degree
opportunities as the Levin College of Law. UF law students
can pursue advanced degrees in dozens of fields outside the law
school, and complete both a J.D. and an additional gradu-
ate degree in less time than one would spend acquiring both
degrees separately.
To qualify for a joint degree program, a student must take
either the GRE, the MCAT or the GMAT in addition to the
LSAT, and must apply for admission to both the law school and
UF's Graduate School.
Participation in a joint degree program generally reduces
the total combined credit hour requirement for both degrees
by about 24 credit hours, saving the student about one year
of course work. Most joint degree students pursue a master's
degree, but some pursue a doctorate. The college also offers a
joint degree with medicine, allowing students to obtain both
a J.D. and M.D. in less time. Joint degree options that have


already been exercised include:
Agribusiness
Anthropology
Building Construction
Business Administration
Counselor Education
Decision and Information
Sciences
Doctorate of Medicine
Educational Leadership
Electrical and Computer
Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Exercise and Sport
Sciences
Food and Resource
Economics
Forest Resources and
Conservation


* Gender Studies Certificate
* History
* Interdisciplinary Ecology
* Latin American Studies
* Mass Communication
* Materials Science and
Engineering
* Medical Sciences
* Pharmacy
* Political Science
* Psychology, Public Health
* Real Estate, Sociology
* Urban and Regional
Planning
* Veterinary Medicine
* Women's Studies


For students interested in other fields, joint degree programs
can be established in nearly any area at UE
Since program deadlines vary, contact the UF law assistant
dean for student affairs and the appropriate graduate school
program coordinator as soon as possible. Details and contact
information are available in the Office of Student Affairs.


Post-J.D. Degrees

LL.M. in Comparative Law Program
392-0082 or 273-0775 Ilmcomp@law.ufl.edu
www.law.ufl.edu/programs/comparative/
The LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Comparative Law Program
is for foreign law school graduates seeking to enhance their
understanding of the American legal system. Applicants must
have a law degree with high academic standing from a recog-
nized foreign university and thorough knowledge of English.
The one-year program builds on UF's renowned international
studies programs and decades of involvement in global legal
issues, including trade, environmental and land use law, human
rights and constitutional reform. Certificates of Specialization
are offered in International Tax Studies, International Business
and Trade Law, and Environmental and Land Use Law. The
program allows a course of study tailored to each student, with
individualized counseling by Program Director/Professor David
Hudson and other faculty and staff.

Graduate Tax Program:
LL.M. in Taxation
LL.M. in International Taxation
S.J.D. in Taxation
392-1081 www.law.ufledu/tax/
Graduate Tax is the college's premier signature program. It is
widely recognized by tax scholars and practitioners nationwide
as one of the best, and consistently ranks in the top two in U.S.
News and World Report's annual ranking of tax faculty.
The LL.M. in Taxation has been offered for over 30 years. To
meet increasing demand for international expertise, the tax pro-
gram will begin offering an LL.M in International Taxation this
year. The S.J.D. in Taxation is a limited-enrollment program for
students interested in careers in tax teaching or scholarship.
UF's renowned Graduate Tax faculty are authors of some
of the most widely used textbooks and treatises, and lecture at
numerous conferences and institutes in the United States and
abroad. They have been leaders in professional organizations
and consultants for the Internal Revenue Service and other
major public and private entities.
Graduate Tax students come from law schools and states
throughout the nation, and from many foreign countries. They
have outstanding academic credentials, and, in many cases,
significant professional experience. UF tax alumni are known
for their quality in law firms and government agencies, interna-
tional accounting firms, corporations and often as tax professors
at other law schools.
About 1,700 students have earned their LL.M. in Taxation
from UF since the program began in 1974, and the inaugural
class of LL.M. in International Taxation students will enroll in
2005. Students are already enrolled in the Doctor of Juridical
Science in Taxation Program-the first in the country.
The program also publishes The Florida Tax Review, a
faculty-edited journal that has become one of the country's lead-
ing tax reviews. Its publication is aided by extensive tax library
holdings in the Richard B. Stephens Tax Research Center.


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ACADEMIC POLICIES
Note: Information in this publication is subject to modification by Levin College of Law faculty and University of Florida administration. Students are required to
familiarize themselves with any modifications posted on the Administrative Bulletin Board and by Student Affairs in other venues.


Registration
Students register for classes through the University of Florida
automated ISIS system during dates listed in the Academic Cal-
endar (inside font cover) or otherwise posted in Student Affairs.
A $100-$200 late fee is assessed for registration and/or payment
after the specified period.
The Office of Student Affairs registers first- and second-
semester students for their classes. Students in the third semester
or higher take responsibility for their own registration. Students
must confirm courses prior to the end of the drop/add period.

Maximum and Minimum Loads
Students must be enrolled for at least 12 and no more than
16 hours. However, with approval from the assistant dean for
student affairs for good cause shown, students may drop to 10
hours (without losing full-time status) or less, or register for 17.
Students who drop below the minimum without administrative
approval may be suspended. There is no minimum load require-
ment for summer term.
In keeping with accreditation standards, a petition for a
reduced load cannot be granted for the purpose of enabling a
student to hold part-time employment. In addition, a student
must be enrolled in at least six hours to be eligible for student
tickets to athletic events.

Attendance
ABA Standards require regular and punctual class atten-
dance. Therefore, attendance is an essential function of legal
education and primary obligation of each student, whose right
to continue enrollment in the course and take the exam is
conditioned upon a record of attendance satisfactory to the pro-
fessor. Levin College of Law policy permits dismissal of students
whose lack of attendance causes their course load to drop below
the minimum requirement of 12 credits per semester. Petitions
for readmission under an exception to the minimum course
load rule will be granted only for good cause shown.

Religious Holidays
The Levin College of Law respects students' observance of
major religious holidays. If an instructor has an attendance
policy limiting the number of absences, reasonable alterna-
tive means shall be established by the instructor to satisfy the
attendance policy and accommodate the religious obligations of
the student.

Student Employment
As a full-time law school, the Levin College of Law adheres
to American Bar Association policy requiring students to
devote substantially all their working hours to the study of law.
Academic schedules and minimum load requirements reflect
this policy. First-year students are prohibited from employment.
Other students may not be employed more than 20 hours per
week. Exceptions should be sought through the associate dean
for students.
Students should be mindful that there are limits to the work
they legally can perform without violating Florida Bar rules


prohibiting the unlicensed practice of law. Law students and law
graduates yet to be sworn in to the Bar may not practice law. For
information, contact the Bar's UPL Division at 850-561-5840.

Jury Duty in Trial Practice or Clinical Trials
Students have a duty to appear when notified of selection for
service as a juror on Trial Practice or Clinic trials. Periodic no-
tices of selection are posted on official Student Affairs bulletin
boards. Unexcused failure to serve will result in loss of registra-
tion priority for all courses upon which enrollment limitations
are placed, including seminars and clinical programs. To regain
registration priority, students must perform jury service as ar-
ranged through the Trial Practice or Clinic Office.

ABA Length of Study Rule
ABA Standard 304(c) requires that the course of study for
the J.D. degree be completed no sooner than 24 months and no
longer than 84 months after the student has commenced law
study. Except for Spring 2006 entrants, students may take no
more than 8 summer credit hours.

Drop/Add Policies
Students become liable for course fees the last day of drop/
add. Failure to attend a class does not constitute a drop. To drop
a class after the drop/add period, students may petition Student
Affairs. If granted, a "W" will appear on the student's transcript.
Fees will be refunded only in exceptional circumstances.
Students also may petition to add a class after the drop/add
period. (Students not registered prior to one day before the start
of a term are assessed a late fee of up to $200 by University Fi-
nancial Affairs.) Students must be properly registered to receive
course credit. Other than first-year required courses, which
students are not allowed to drop under normal circumstances,
students may drop up to two courses while at law school.
Approval to drop a course in excess of the two permitted by
this policy must be approved by the assistant dean for student
affairs. For an exception to this policy, the burden is upon
the student to demonstrate that a serious problem has arisen
beyond the student's control. Approval to drop a course beyond
the two permitted will not be granted if the reason given is the
student: a) is registered for too many hours; b) wishes to drop
the course simply to avoid a low grade; or c) has determined the
course is no longer needed to graduate.

Graduate Course Option
Students may take courses specified in the Graduate Course
Option only if the student, through exercise of due diligence,
cannot take a course containing substantially the same subject
matter at the Levin College of Law. With advance approval,
students may enroll in up to two courses in the UF Graduate
School and/or UF undergraduate foreign language programs
for up to six credits toward law school graduation. Although
the grade is not computed in a student's grade point average, a
"B" or higher must be earned to receive credit. Students on aca-
demic probation and/or enrolled in the Joint Degree Program
are not eligible for this option. (Transfer or transient students


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who have received more than 23 credit hours for work at their
previous law school may not be eligible for the option. Contact
the assistant dean for student affairs for information.)

Refund of Fees
Tuition and registration fees will be refunded upon:
Approved withdrawal from the university before the end of
drop/add, with written documentation from the student.
Credit hours dropped during drop/add.
Courses cancelled by the university.
Involuntary call to active military duty.
Death of the student or member of the immediate family
(parent, spouse, child, sibling).
Illness of the student of such severity or duration, as con-
firmed in writing by a physician, that completion of the
semester is precluded.
Exceptional circumstances, upon approval of the university
president or designee(s).
A refund of 25 percent of the total fees paid (less late fees)
is available if notice of withdrawal of enrollment from the uni-
versity with written documentation is received from the student
and approved prior to the end of the fourth week of classes for
full semesters or a proportionately shorter period of time for the
shorter terms. Refunds must be requested at University Finan-
cial Services. Proper documentation must be presented when a
refund is requested. A waiting period may be required. Refunds
will be applied against any university debts. The university
reserves the right to set minimum amounts for which refunds
will be produced for overpayments on student accounts.
Tuition refunds due to cancellation, withdrawal or termi-
nation of attendance for students receiving financial aid will
first be refunded to the appropriate financial aid programs. If
the student is a recipient of federal financial aid, federal rules
require that any unearned portion of the federal aid must be
returned to the U.S. Department of Education. The amount the
student has earned is based on the number of days the student
attended classes as compared to number of days in the entire
term (first day of classes to end of finals week). Any remaining
refund then will be returned according to university policy.

Grades and Exams

Grades
Under a faculty grading policy implemented in 2003-04,
the mean grade for all course sections-excluding seminars-is
between 3.15 and 3.25 (inclusive).
Grades are recorded permanently by the Office of the Uni-
versity Registrar. The grade point average (GPA) is determined
by computing the ratio of grade points of semester hours of
work attempted in courses in which letter grades are assigned.
Students receive grade points according to the following scale:


Grade Points
A 4.0 Excellent
B+ 3.5
B 3.0 Good
C+ 2.5


Grade Points
C 2.0 Satisfactory
D+ 1.5
D 1.0 Poor
E 0.0 Failure


in a few courses, and are not computed into the GPA. "I*"
(Incomplete) or "N*" or "NG" (No Grade) grades recorded on
the student record indicate the nonpunitive initial-term receipt
of an "I"or "NG." A grade of "I*" or "N*" is not considered a
failing grade for the term in which it is received, and it is not
computed in the grade point average; however, if the "I*" or
"N*" has not been changed by the end of the next term for
which the student is enrolled, it will be counted as a failing
grade and used in computation of the grade point average. "I*"
and "N*" grades are not assigned to graduating students; they
receive grades of"I" or "NG."
An incomplete grade may be assigned at the discretion of the
instructor as an interim grade for a course in which the student
has (1) completed a major portion of the course with a passing
grade, (2) been unable to complete course requirements prior to
the end of the term because of extenuating circumstances, and (3)
obtained written agreement from the instructor and arranged for
resolution of the incomplete grade by a date certain. Instructors
are not required to assign incomplete grades. The grade of "W"
(Withdrawn) may appear when a student drops a course during
the semester or is permitted to withdraw without penalty.


Exam Numbers
Students must obtain a new
exam number for the exam period
at the end of each term online
at: www.isis.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/
nirvana?MDASTRAN =rsi-lwex.


Exams
Exams generally are given at the end of the semester during
the exam period. Re-examinations are not allowed. Grades are
posted on ISIS (www.isis.ufl.edu).
Student Affairs oversees collection of exams. Approximately
one week before the end of classes each term, students must go
online to www.isis.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/nirvana?MDASTRAN=rsi-
lwex to obtain a confidential exam ID number for use on final
exams. (Also available as a link from the Student Affairs Web
site.) Students must have a new exam number each semester.
Faculty initially evaluate exams without knowing the identity
of the test-taker. Later, they may match exam numbers with
student names and adjust final grades to reflect class participation
and other relevant factors. Students have an opportunity to re-
view, within a reasonable time, written work upon which a grade
is based. Approximately two weeks after the beginning of each
term, students may request in writing from Student Affairs their
final exam grades for the previous term to determine whether any
adjustments were made in assigning final course grades.
Exam Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Reasonable exam accommodations are available to students
with permanent and temporary disabilities. To receive accom-
modations, students should contact Disability Resources (a
function of the Dean of Students Office and the Division of
Student Affairs). Disability Resources is currently located in
202 Peabody Hall. Plans are underway to relocate the office to
Reid Hall by the Spring 2006 term. You can reach Disability
Resources at 392-1261 or accessuf@dso.ufl.edu.


Grades of"S" (satisfactory) and "U" (unsatisfactory) are given


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Language Accommodations
In appropriate circumstances, accommodations may be
extended to students for whom English is not a first language.
For information, contact the assistant dean for student affairs at
the law school.
Delay in Taking Exams
Students may delay taking a scheduled exam only in excep-
tional circumstances. Delayed exams must be taken as soon as
reasonably possible prior to the beginning of the next term.
Procedures vary, as outlined below. Students are not permitted
to take exams before the scheduled time.
Any student scheduled to take two exams on the same
calendar day may arrange with the assistant dean for atudent
affairs to delay taking one of them. The student must take
the delayed exam on the next exam day the student has free.
The assistant dean chooses which exam to reschedule and the
new schedule.
In case of illness, contact the assistant dean for student af-
fairs. If permission is granted, a written statement from the
treating physician stating the student was too ill to take the
exam at the scheduled time must be presented before the
exam may be taken late.
For serious reasons other than illness, a student should file a
petition in advance with the assistant dean for student affairs.
Only after the student is notified the petition has been granted
may the student miss a scheduled exam. Arrangements must be
made with Student Affairs for taking the exam late.

Typing or Taking Exams by Computer
Rooms are provided to allow students to type final exams.
The use of computers during a final examination is at the discre-
tion of the course instructor. If approved by the faculty member,
students may use a computer for a final examination provided
approved software has been installed that prevents access to
stored information in the computer or on the Internet, other
than that specifically allowed for that examination.

Repeating Courses
Except as provided herein, a student who has passed a course
cannot repeat it. A student who has failed a course may repeat it
only in exceptional circumstances as permitted by the assistant
dean for student affairs.
This rule does not apply to Legal Research and Writing (LAW
5792), Appellate Advocacy (LAW 5793), Professional Responsi-
bility (LAW 6750), and Legal Drafting (LAW 6955), which must
be completed with a passing grade, even if this necessitates repeat-
ing the coursess. Nor does it apply to International Commercial
Arbitration Moot (ICAM) (LAW 6930), Jessup Moot Court
(LAW 6965), Journal ofLaw and Public Policy (LAW 6526),
Journal of Technology Law and Policy (LAW 6959), Moot Court
(LAW 6951), Law Review (LAW 6950), Trial Team (LAW 6366),
International Law Journal (LAW 6949), which may be repeated
for up to three credits, or to Independent Study (Law 6905),
which may be repeated for up to four credits.

Departure and Re-Entry
A student who has been evaluated on at least one full
semester of work (or one semester and the required first summer
term for spring entrants) may withdraw or depart, retaining the
right to re-enter within five years of the ending date of the last


term in which the student earned credit. Students wishing to re-
enter must obtain a re-application form from the Office of the
University Registrar (222 Criser Hall). After five years, unless
the dean grants an exception for special circumstances, a student
who desires to return and is otherwise entitled to continue must
apply for admission as a beginning student or with advanced
standing, as appropriate.
A student who registers as a beginning student but with-
draws prior to completion of a full semester's work must submit
a new application for admission and compete for a seat in a
subsequent class. A student who withdraws from the college
during two successive terms in which the student has begun at-
tendance shall be precluded from further enrollment unless, for
good cause shown, the dean approves.

Academic Probation and Exclusion
Students who fall below a 2.0 GPA at the end of a semes-
ter or term will be put on academic probation. If they remain
below a 2.0 at the end of summer term, or if they are below 2.0
at the end of spring term and do not enroll in summer term,
they will be excluded from the college at the end of summer
or spring term, respectively. Students who are academically
excluded may petition the Academic Standards Committee for
readmission by the date designated by the assistant dean for
student affairs. The Academic Standards Committee will not
entertain a petition from a student who has received a grade of
"I*" in one-fourth or more of the credit hours for which the stu-
dent was enrolled in the term prior to exclusion. The decision of
the Academic Standards Committee is final and may incorpo-
rate appropriate terms and conditions.
On occasion, when a student has a GPA below 2.0 at the
end of the first semester, the assistant dean, after consultation
with the student, may require the student to repeat courses dur-
ing the following term. The assistant dean also may require that
a student on probation take less than a prescribed course load
and less than the minimum hours required of full-time students
under ABA accrediting standards, in order for the student to
meet the terms of probation.

Petition for Exception to Policies
Reasonable requests for exceptions to academic policies that
are consistent with the college's goals and obligations will be
granted upon a showing of good cause. Students must submit a
Student Petition Form to the assistant dean for student affairs.
The student is urged to discuss the particulars of the situation
with the assistant dean, who will render a decision. Appeals
must be filed with the Academic Standards Committee within
five class days of the decision. The decision of the Academic
Standards Committee may be reviewed by the full faculty at the
request of a committee member. Faculty action represents final
disposition of the matter.

Services for Students With Disabilities
Students seeking ADA accommodations must first register
with the main campus assistant dean for student disability
services (202 Peabody Hall, 392-1261), or through the Florida
Relay Service (1-800-955-8771 [TDD]). Once approved,
accommodations are implemented by the Levin College of
Law assistant dean for student affairs to ensure the academic
program's integrity. Following that review, where appropriate,
the recommended accommodations are implemented. Students


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seeking accommodations are encouraged to contact the assistant
dean for student affairs in advance of matriculation to ensure
optimum transition to the College of Law.

Confidentiality of Student Records
The University of Florida assures the confidentiality of
student educational records in accordance with State University
System rules, state statutes, and the Family Educational Rights
and Privacy Act of 1974, known as the Buckley Amendment.
Information that may be released to the public on any student
includes: name, classification, local address, home address,
home telephone number, electronic (e-mail) address, dates of
attendance at the University of Florida, major, degrees) earned,
nature and place of employment at the university, awards
received, participation in officially recognized activities and
sports, and weight and height of members of athletic teams.
Confidential information, including academic records, may
be released to the student upon photo ID verification and/or
receipt of a signed release authorizing the type of record to be
released and to whom and by what method.

Class Ranking
Two official class rankings are available during a student's
law school tenure, after completion of the first year and upon
graduation. The end-of-first-year ranking is calculated based on
cumulative grade point average compared with other students of
the same matriculation date. Graduation ranking is calculated
based on cumulative grade point average compared with other
graduates of the same date. Unofficial rankings are also available
after each semester (not including summer terms) and are ap-
proximate based on cumulative grade point average compared
with other students of the same matriculation date or similar
credits completed. Class rank percentile cutoffs below the top
one-third shall not be publicly released.


Honors and Awards

Academic Honors
In cases of superior scholarship and intellectual attainments,
the Juris Doctor degree may be awarded Summa Cum Laude,
Magna Cum Laude or Cum Laude. Qualifying GPA's are based
on all work attempted in law courses.
Honors requirements are as follows (pending university approval):
Cum Laude: Grade point average of 3.30 or higher.
Magna Cum Laude: Grade point average of 3.70 or higher.
Summa Cum Laude: Grade point average of 3.90 or higher.

Order of the Coif
The Levin College of Law is one of a select group of law
schools with a chapter of the Order of the Coif, the national
academic honor society for law. The top 10 percent of a blend
of all graduating classes-summer, fall, spring-within a fiscal
year are chosen for the award, upon faculty approval. Notice is
usually provided the fall following the prior year's graduations.

Book Awards
Established by individuals and law firms, Book Awards
provide financial support to the college and recognize outstanding
academic performance. Recipients are chosen by their professors
based on exam grades and are recognized with an inscribed plaque.


Computer Policy
The sophisticated use of computers and computerized legal
research is an essential component of student life and learning
at the Fredric G. Levin College of Law. Information is dissemi-
nated via e-mail or listserves, faculty members may utilize Inter-
net-based courses or make classroom presentations available on
their website, and academic advice and registration is available
online through UF's ISIS program. Because of this major
emphasis on access to network information, the college requires
that all entering J.D. and LL.M. students own a portable IBM-
compatible notebook or laptop computer with the following:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition or Microsoft
Windows 2000 Professional. Law school computer applica-
tions, including electronic courseware, run under Microsoft
Windows. Several applications will not run on Macintosh
computers, which do not meet these requirements.
DVD drive.
Wireless Ethernet port for network connectivity at the law
school (and broadband connectivity Cable or DSL at
home), and a modem meeting at least the v.90 standard for
those without broadband at home. Detailed specifications
are available online at http://www.law.ufl.edu/services/lap-
top.shtml.
Microsoft Office Suite (Word) or Corel Office Suite (Word-
Perfect). Electronic work is often required to be submitted
in Word or WordPerfect, which are standard and commonly
used in the legal profession. (Microsoft Works is not ac-
cepted by many professors.)
Software for e-mail, updated virus protection and Internet
access, available on CD-ROM in the UF bookstore at a
nominal cost.
Letter-quality ink-jet or laser printer. (Printing at UF and
the law school is provided at 10 cents per page.)
Technology services available to students include:
Wireless Internet access in classrooms, library and study
areas.
Individual AC power outlets at seats in most classrooms to
facilitate note taking on laptop computers. (Laptop com-
puter use in classrooms is at the professor's discretion.)
University of Florida GatorLink accounts, which provide 90
hours per month of local dial-up Internet access, after which
a nominal fee is charged. Accounts are available following
registration, and necessary for wireless access.
UF e-mail addresses (yourname@ufl.edu). To ensure consis-
tency of information dissemination to students, UF will not
permit GatorLink addresses to be forwarded to third party
accounts as of October 1, 2005.
Licenses for the two principal computer-assisted legal re-
search services: LexisNexis and Westlaw.
The law school's student financial aid office budgets $1,440
per year for three years toward the cost of computer equipment.
The Levin College of Law is not responsible for the mainte-
nance, upgrade, or loss of equipment.
Additional information is available on the College of Law
Technology Services website at http://www.law.ufl.edu/services.


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FINANCIAL INFORMATION


Tuition and Expenses
The 2005-06 semester credit hour fee is $300 for Florida
resident students and $268.49 for continuing Florida resident
students. The fee is $945.49 per credit hour for non-residents,
as defined in the University ofFlorida Undergraduate Catalog.

Living Expenses
Though expenses can vary, UF law students can anticipate
expenses in addition to tuition of about $12,440 per year,
estimated as follows:
Books/Supplies $930
Clothing/Maintenance $730
Computer (required) $1,440
Student Orientation Fee $100
Food $2,320
Personal/Insurance $1,340
Room $5,180
Transportation $400


Financial Aid
Financial aid is available through federal and institutional
sources, including more than 140 Levin College of Law scholar-
ships, Federal Work Study, and federal loans. (Details on all
forms of financial aid are online at www.law.ufl.edu/students/fi-
nancial/.) Transfer students are eligible for federal aid, but not
for College of Law aid, until they have been evaluated in this
law school for at least one semester.

Scholarships
Students selected for more than one scholarship receive
the award of the greatest value. To increase the likelihood of
receiving aid, students are urged to apply for federal assistance
whether or not they qualify for law school funds.
Merit-Based Scholarships
Awarded to both fall and spring entrants. Awards for entering
students are based on undergraduate information collected in
the application for admission.


Federal Loans
Students applying for federal aid must complete a Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a yearly renew-
al application, which qualifies the student for consideration
in federal loan and employment programs. Electronic applica-
tions may be filed using "FAFSA on the Web" at www.FAFSA.
ed.gov. Paper applications are available from Student Affairs.
The application period begins the first of each January.
Electronic applications received after March 15 are processed
as late applications. Students may apply for both Federal
Direct Stafford Loans and Federal Direct Unsubsidized
Stafford Loans through the Federal Direct Student Loan
Program (FDSLP).


Financial Aid Director Carol Huber counsels students on the many
financial aid options available through the college. For informa-
tion, go online to www.law.ufl.edu/students/ or call the Office of
Student Affairs at 392-0421 or 273-0620.


Merit/Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
To qualify and be considered, an applicant must show high
achievement and have electronic FAFSA results on file
with the law school by April 1. An additional application is
required.
Advanced Student Scholarships
Advanced students can apply for these scholarships after com-
pletion of their first year at the Levin College of Law. Students
will be notified when applications are available.
Employment
Advanced students wishing to use a portion of their need-
based eligibility for work may request a Federal Work Study
Award. For a non-need-based employment award, students
may request OPS, a state-funded student work program.
Research assistantships coordinated by individual faculty also
are available.
Other Loans
Funds provided through institutional short-term loans
can be available within a day or two of application to
provide short-term relief for unexpected occurrences.
Terms vary.
Emergency short-term loans help meet temporary, emer-
gency financial needs related to educational expenses.
Eligible students may be granted $250-500 per aca-
demic year if they complete at least one semester; have a
GPA of 2.0 or higher; and are registered for at least 12
semester hours.
Applications for long-term loans are available in Student
Affairs at the end of fall and spring semesters only.


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SUPPORT SERVICES


Student Affairs includes (back row, from left) Sherry Johnson,
Asociate Dean Gail Sasnett, Michael Dun, (front row) Ellen
Robinson, Lori Smith, Sarah Carswell and Carol Huber.



Student Affairs
392-0421 or 273-0620 student.svc@law.ufl.edu
www.law.ufl.edu/students/
The Office of Student Affairs is committed to providing a
supportive environment for students. It provides leadership
for and promotes policies that enable students to succeed in
academic, financial, career, and personal matters, and provides
or coordinates:
Application Amendments (cope@law.ufl.edu)
Academic Probation, Advisement (sasnett@law.ufl.edu, cope@law.
ufl.edu)
Academic Success Program (cope@law.ufl.edu)
Academic Correspondence and Documentation (sasnett@law.ufl.
edu, smithl@law.ufl.edu)
Bar Questions (cope@law.ufl.edu)
BookAwards and Honors Disclosure I. .. I. .ll 1,i,
Class Rank and Honors Designations (smithl@law.ufl.edu)
Clinic Selection (smithl@law.ufl.edu)
Dean's Certificates for State Bars (oun@law.ufl.edu, smithl@law.ufl.edu)
Enrollment Certification for Loan Deferments, Insurance Purposes
(oun@law.ufl.edu, johnsons@law.ufl.edu)
Exam Accommodations, Collections, Delays (oun@law.ufl.edu,
smithl@law.ufl.edu)
Exchange and Study Abroad Programs (castro@law.ufl.edu)
Facebook (castro@law.ufl.edu, cope@law.ufl.edu)
Financial Aid, Scholarships, Loans and Employment
(huberc@law.ufl.edu)
General and Personal Counseling (sasnett@law.ufl.edu,
castro@law.ufl.edu, cope@law.ufl.edu)
Grades and Grade Distribution (sasnett@law.ufl.edu,
smithl@law.ufl.edu)
Graduate Course Option Petitions (sasnett@law.ufl.edu)
Graduation and Graduation Checks (smithl@law.ufl.edu)
Introduction to Law School and the Profession (Orientation)
(castro@law.ufl.edu, robinsone@law.ufl.edu)
Joint Degrees (cope@law.ufl.edu
Letters of Good Standing (oun@law.ufl.edu, castro@law.ufl.edu)
Legal Writing Workshops and Tutoring


* Multicultural Activities and Programming (castro@law.ufl.edu)
* Notary During Business Hours I, I' .. I ,i, 1t, oun@law.
ufl.edu, robinsone@law.ufl.edu)
Petitions for Exceptions to Rules and for Student Employment and
Medical Withdrawals (sasnett@law.ufl.edu)
Registration, Drop/Add and Scheduling Support (smithl@law.ufl.edu)
Services for Students with Disabilities and Special Needs, ADA
Accomodations (cope@law.ufl.edu)
Student Activities and Organizations (castro@law.ufl.edu, sasnett@law.ufl.
edu, robinsone@law.ufl.edu)
Student Records (smithl@law.ufl.edu)
Support Groups and Situational Counseling
Transfer and Visiting Student Services (cope@law.ufl.edu)
Writing Competitions
BGAILE. SASNETT
Associate Dean for Students, Professionalism
and Community Relations
B.A., University of West Florida; M.S., Florida State
University; J.D., Stetson University


SJENNIFER COPE
Assistant Dean for Students
B. A., University of South Florida; M.S., Sam Hous-
ton State University; J.D., University of Florida



SADRIAN JONES
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Community
Relations
B.S. St. Lawrence C 11 J.D., State University of
New York at Buffalo


SNOEMAR CASTRO
Coordinator
B.A., M.S., Iowa State University





Director, Financial Aid
B.A., University of Florida




LORI SMITH
Registrar
B.S., Florida Gulf Coast University,
M. Ed. University of Florida


2005-06 Handbook 13













Career Services
273-0860 244 Bruton-Geer Hall
www.law.ufl.edu/career/
Experienced, professional counselors in the Center for Career
Services (CCS) assist students and alumni in all aspects of
career planning and development-including developing legal
credentials, capitalizing on diverse strengths and experiences,
marketing yourself to obtain employment, exploration of legal
and non-traditional career paths and linking law students
with alumni, practitioners and the community. The CCS also
has a wealth of career-related materials and publications avail-
able for student use. Programming includes events, workshops
and panels on special topics that also enable students to
learn from and meet practicing attorneys from private firms,
government agencies, public interest organizations, corporate
sector, judiciary, military and more. Services include:
Individual career and job search counseling,
Resume and cover letter writing assistance,
Interviewing skills development, mock interviews,
Coordination ofon-campus interviewing, which brings
200-plus employers to campus each year, and off-
campus job fairs and interviewing programs,
Web-based job bank and career listserv and website (www.
law.ufl.edu/career/) with downloadable handouts, samples
and forms,
Employer directories, job search aids, career exploration
materials and collections of employment and salary data
from recent graduates to help assess various career options.
The CCS also administers the externship program, pro bono
project, judicial clerkships, mentor program and 1L shadow
program for students wishing to enhance their marketability
by integrating an experiential component.
LINDA CALVERT HANSON
Assistant Dean
B.A., J.D., University of Florida




E JESSIE HOWELL WALLACE
Director
B.S., Northeastern University; J.D., University of
Florida



CAROL KUCZORA
Assistant Director
B.A., California State University; J.D., Florida
Coastal School of Law


Every spring, the Levin College of Law honors law students who
have given 35 hours or more of their time to pro bono or public
service work. More than 80 students received recognition for their
volunteer efforts at this year's Volunteer Gala. For more informa-
tion on how to volunteer for the Pro Bono or Community Service
projects, contact the Center for Career Services at 273-0860.


Pro Bone Opportunities
Students can help others while gaining valuable hands-on legal
experience by participating in the Levin College of Law's Pro
Bono Project. The project matches the interests of student
volunteers with a wide variety of legal services organizations,
agencies and courts needing assistance in areas such as research-
ing, interviewing and legal drafting.
Opportunities for Pro Bono work in the area range from
assisting with representation of abused children in court
and educating families in need about legal rights to helping
teenagers realize the consequences of crime with agencies such
as the Capital Justice and Restoration Initiative, 8th Judicial
Circuit Law Clerk and Alachua County Teen Court Program,
Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security,
Florida Institutional Legal Services, Guardian Ad Litem,
HRS Department of Child Welfare Legal Services, Peaceful
Paths, Three Rivers Legal Services, UF Student Legal Services,
Withlacoochee Area Legal Services Inc. and Volunteer Income
Tax Assistance (VITA).
Law students provide these services without receiving
compensation or credit. Students who complete 35 hours of
approved pro bono work receive a certificate of recognition
for their efforts. To participate or for information, contact
the Center for Career Services (244 Bruton-Geer Hall, 273-
0860).


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Housed in the Dean's Suite are (from left) Dean Robert Jerry;
Administrative Services staff members Tena Canter, Lena
Hinson, Julie Barnes, Sandy Tyson, Doris Perron, Janet Plumley
and Yolanda Mickle; Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs
Patrick Shannon, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs George
Dawson. (Not pictured: Robert Horn.)


Administrative Services/

Dean's Office

392-9238
The Dean's Office provides and/or coordinates the follow-
ing for the College of Law (students and student organization
representatives should first contact the Office ofStudent Arlt, ..
page 13):
Budgets, Facilities/Construction, Purchasing, Personnel Poli-
cies and Procedures, Payroll (shannon@law.ufl.edu)
Financial Statements, Fiscal and Enrichment Reports, Phone
System, Parking Decals (tyson@law.ufl.edu)
Faculty Events and Scheduling, Calendars, Support for
Adjunct/Visiting Faculty and Associate Deans (barnes@law.
ufl.edu)
Conference Planning and Coordination (devoe@law.ufl.edu)
Faculty/Professional Payroll and Procedures, Dean's Schedule
and Support (perron@law.ufl.edu)


Nondiscrimination and Military Recruiting

The Levin C 1I of Law, as an equal opportunity institution of higher
education, conforms to all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination.
The Center for Career Services (CCS) is committed to supporting an
equal and fair evaluation of its law student and graduate job applicants
on the basis of his or her individual merits. Therefore, the CCS is avail-
able only to employers whose employment practices are in compliance
with these laws and policies.
The one exception to this nondiscrimination policy is the military,
which pursuant to its regulations, discriminates on the basis of sexual
orientation. Such discrimination is clearly prohibited by the Associa-
tion of American Law Schools (AALS) and Levin C II of Law. Fed-
eral law, commonly referred to as the Solomon Amendment, provides
that law schools that deny access to military recruiters may lose certain
types of financial aid for students. As a result, AALS amended its regu-
lations to allow its members to permit military recruiters on campus,
provided sufficient ameliorative steps are taken by the school to express


* Gift Processing and Distribution, Endowment Administra-
tion (cantert@law.ufl.edu)
* Mail, Supply and Equipment Purchasing, General Repairs,
Maintenance, Custodial Services (horn@law.ufl.edu)
* Travel, Invoice Processing, Copy Cards (plumley@law.ufl.edu)
* Paperwork and Payroll for USPS/OPS/Teams NE/Research
Assistants, Keys (hinson@law.ufl.edu)
* Directory, Teaching Evaluations, Faculty Assignment Re-
ports, Payroll Distribution, Honors/Awards Letters, Visitor
Parking (mickle@law.ufl.edu)

ROBERT H. JERRY II
Dean; Levin, Mabie and Levin Professor
(see bio in "page22)


SGEORGE L. DAWSON
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
(see bio in "page 21)




SJ. PATRICK SHANNON
Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs
Background: B.A. Kentucky Christian C II M.A.
and M.A., Abilene Christian University; Ed. D., J.D.,
University of Louisville



In addition to deans, professional staff includes:

f BARBARA M. DEVOE
Director of Conference Planning and Special
Projects
B.A., Georgia Southern University


objection to the military's discriminatory hiring practices.
Accordingly, the Levin C II of Law CCS permits on-campus
military recruitment. To ameliorate the potentially discriminatory
impact on its students, measures have been implemented. They include:
posting of the office's position statement that the military discriminates
in a manner not permitted by the law school's nondiscrimination
policy; publication of an explanation of the CCS's policy on all military
career posting or military career announcement; making available a
collection of newsletters and materials related to gay and lesbian prac-
titioners; and/or holding a forum/panel discussion on various forms of
discrimination and how it impacts the legal profession.
While the CCS recognizes that a career as a military lawyer can be
rewarding and encourages students who are interested in speaking with
military recruiters to do so, until the military makes its hiring decisions
solely on the basis of an individual's qualifications, it will be in violation
of the AALS and Levin C II of Law Center for Career Services' policy.


2005-06 Handbook 15









ANDREW Z. ADKINS, III
Associate Director, Technology Services; Director,
Legal Technology Institute
B.S.E.E., M.E., University of Florida


R"- 7-k .
Legal Information Center staff includes (front, center) Director
Kathleen Price and Associate Director Rick Donnelly; (second row,
from left) Susy Potter, Deepa Prasad, Melba Lampp, April Patten,
Pam Williams, Jean Griffin Bostwick, Mary Driggers, Janet Williams;
(back, from left) Cheris Carpenter, Charles Buchan, Ron Perry,
Christopher Vallandingham, Paula Watlkins, Terry Rogers, Marie Wolfe,
Theresa Sturzenbecker, Bob Munro and Robie McGlynn.


Legal Information Center

392-0417 www.law.ufl.edu/lic/
The Lawton M. Chiles Legal Information Center (LIC)
is a newly-renovated 100,000-square-foot library, media and
information technology center. The new space includes the Ste-
phen C. O'Connell Florida Supreme Court Reading Room, the
Richard Stephens Tax Library and Graduate Lounge, a tempera-
ture-controlled rare book room, carrels for 326, 13 study group
rooms, a computerized training lab, a lactation center/media-
tion space, an open reserve area, and 70-plus leather arm chairs
facing the college's live oak- and azalea-covered lawn through
glass curtain walls. The new law library has almost tripled in size
to become the largest academic law library in the South.
The LIC, directed by former Law Librarian of Congress
Kathleen Price (left, bio on page 24) has long been a technology
leader. It is the center for electronic research
instruction in a total wireless environment, web
design and maintenance, and media facili-
ties. Its collection emphasizes College of Law
priorities, including tax, environment, children
and family and international law and litigation/
dispute resolution. During its time away from
campus, the LIC tested the limits of electronic
research and revised its training programs to accommodate legal
research in all formats.
Library faculty increasingly hold both J.D. and M.L.S.
degrees and are involved in research instruction and support.
Librarians specialize in specific legal subject areas and support
faculty and journals working in those areas. In addition to a
general advanced legal research course, they are developing
specialized research classes for tax, clinic, children and families,
and other areas.


g ARTHUR "RICK" DONNELLY
Associate Director; Associate University Librarian
B.S.Ed., University of Georgia; M.L.S., Ed.D.,
Vanderbilt University



q MARK A. BERGERON
Assistant in Computer Instruction and Operation
B.S.E.E., Auburn University




MAE M. CLARK (ON LEAVE)
University Librarian; Associate Director, Center on
Children and Families
B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman's C I M.S.,
Simmons C II


SEDWARD HART
Acquisitions/ Collection Development
B.A., M.A., Valdosta State University; M.S, Florida
State University; M.S,. Simmons C II J.D., New
England School of Law


E PAMELA D. WILLIAMS
Assistant Director of Public Services; Associate
University Librarian
B.A., J.D., University of Florida; M.L.S., Florida State
University


H MARGARET "JEAN" GRIFFIN BOSTWICK
Head Cataloger; Associate University Librarian
B.S., University of Florida; M.L.S., Florida State
University



E SUSY POTTER
Electronic Services Librarian; Associate University
Librarian
B.A., University of Florida; M.L.S., Florida State
University



MARYELLEN O'BRIEN
Electronic Reference Librarian
B.A. Mercy College; M.L.S., J.D., University at Buffalo


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ROBERT J. MUNRO
Special Projects Librarian; University Librarian
A.B., Lynchburg C II M.A., J.D., University of
Iowa; M.L.S., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Uni-
versity of Florida


CHRISTOPHER A. VALLANDINGHAM
Faculty Services Librarian/Training Coordinator;
Assistant University Librarian
B.A., University of South Florida; J.D., University of
Florida



The Admissions Office
includes (from left) Director
Lewis Hutchinson, Assistant
Dean for Admissions Michael
Patrick, and staff members
Jessica Hinson, Nicole Hudson
and Theola Thornton.


Admissions
1-877-429-1297 or 273-0890
www.law.ufl.edu/admissions/
J. MICHAEL PATRICK
Assistant Dean
B.S.E., M.S.E., Specialist Ed., Drake University


EKATHY FLEMING
Associate Director of Communications, UFlaw
Magazine Editor
B.A., Florida A&M University



!TIM LOCKETTE
Senior Writer, FlaLaw Editor
B.A., Jacksonville State University





Development and Alumni Affairs
273-0640
www.law.ufl.edu/alumni/
The College of Law and its students benefit from the enthusi-
astic support and involvement of alumni and friends. Alumni
remain connected to the law school through participation in
and sponsorship of conferences and seminars, alumni recep-
tions and other special events held around the state and nation.
A number of devoted alumni serve on the law school's advisory
and fund-raising boards, including the Law Center Association,
Inc. Board ofTrustees, founded in 1962, and the Law Alumni
Council, comprised of representatives from most graduating
classes, which play a key role in obtaining support for academic
programs and services through the college's Annual Fund. Pri-
vate support enhances the quality and national reputation of the
college by meeting needs and objectives not covered through
state funding or tuition. Alumni, friends, law firms, corpora-
tions and foundations have provided numerous endowed schol-
arships, professorships and academic programs, and have made
possible expansion and renovation of college facilities.


E LEWIS L. HUTCHISON, JR.
Director, Admissions and Special Programs
B.A., New Mexico State University; J.D., University of
Texas


DONALD HALE
Senior Director
B.A., St. Meinrad C II
of America


SI Catholic University


Communications
273-0650
http://www.law.ufl.edu/news/contact.shtml
The Office of Communications supports the college through
comprehensive public relations and marketing services, includ-
ing publications writing, design and production, media relations,
photography, and strategic communications planning. Publica-
tions include FlaLaw weekly newsletter, UFLaw magazine and
UFLaw E-News and an extensive family of publications serving
multiple College of Law departments, programs and audiences.
DEBRA D. AMIRIN, APR
Director of Communications
B.S., University of Florida; Accredited in Public
S Relations, PRSA/FPRA


KELLY FROLICH
Director
B.A., University of Florida; M.S., Georgia State
University



KERRIE MITCHELL
Assistant Director
B.S., University of Florida


SANDREA SHIREY
Associate Director
B.S., West Virginia University


2005-06 Handbook 17










CENTERS & INSTITUTES


Center on Children and Families
392-7576 www.law.ufl.edu/centers/childlaw/
The Center on Children and Families (CCF) promotes quality
advocacy, teaching and scholarship in children's law and policy.
Director Barbara Bennett Woodhouse (left, bio on page 25) is
l joined by a team of UF faculty with expertise
in criminal law, juvenile justice, psychology,
conflict resolution and human rights, includ-
ing Co-Director Nancy Dowd and Associ-
ate Directors Mae Clark, Joan Flocks, Mark
Fondacaro, Alison Gerencser, Jeffrey Grater, Don
Peters, Monique Haughton Worrell, Berta Hernandez-Truyol,
Kenneth Nunn, Sharon Rush, Sherrie Russell-Brown, Peggy
Schrieber, Christopher Slobogin, Walter Weyrauch, Steve Willis
and Claudia Wright bioss online at CCF Web site and/or in
"Faculty" beginning page 21). Students can work with systems
for protecting children from abuse and neglect in the center's
Child Welfare Clinic, participate in family law externships, earn
a Certificate in Family Law (page 7), and/or serve as children's
fellows working on Friend of the Court briefs and research
papers, assist with CCF's annual interdisciplinary conference
and/or help build a library of children's legal resources. CCF is
active in international human rights work, works collaboratively
with government and the judiciary on law reform and profes-
sional education, and helps educate children on their rights and
responsibilities.
Center for Estate and Elder Law Planning
392-2224
The Center for Estate and Elder Law Planning is directed by
Professor C. Douglas Miller (left, bio onpage 23) of the Gradu-
Sate Tax faculty. The center integrates teaching,
training, research, scholarship and public
service, and is dedicated to advancing estate
planning and elder law knowledge, professional-
ism, skills and policy by educating and training
both students and lawyers. The center is also
charged with the responsibility for administering the Certificate
Program in Estates and Trusts Practice (seepage 4), of which
Prof Miller is the director, and for supervision of the Estates,
Trusts and Elder Law Society, of which he is faculty advisor and
within which students can participate in one or more of several
outreach programs as community service to the elderly. Other
student opportunities supervised by the center include judicial
externships for academic credit, which have been established
in probate divisions of several judicial circuits (including the
8th Circuit in Gainesville, which has externship opportunities
year-round). The center works closely with the Graduate Tax
Program and the UF Institute for Learning in Retirement, with
which it has an affiliation agreement and under the sponsorship
of which it regularly teaches courses in adult education directed
to estate planning and elder law issues. The center also works
closely with Oak Hammock at UF, where it regularly teaches
such classes to Oak Hammock residents.


Center for Governmental Responsibility
392-2237 or 273-0835 www.law.ufl.edu/cgr/
The Center for Governmental Responsibility (CGR)-Florida's
senior legal and public policy research institute-was founded
in 1972 and is directed by UF law Dean Emeritus Jon Mills
(left, bio on page 23), former speaker of the
Florida House of Representatives. Faculty and
students conduct grant and contract-funded
research-often interdisciplinary in nature-on
issues relating to public policy development and
implementation at the local, state, federal, and
international level.
CGR faculty teach and research on topics including environ-
mental law, water law, land use, ecosystem management, sustain-
able development, environmental justice, bioethics, poverty
law, family law, state and federal constitutional issues, emerging
democracies, historic preservation, conflict resolution, compara-
tive law, European community law, international trade law, and
election and campaign finance law. CGR research faculty also
direct externships in the public policy arena, including the Florida
Supreme Court, and administer fellowships funded through The
Florida Bar's Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) Program.
CGR's specialized programs include the Conservation Clinic,
Costa Rica Summer Program, Center for American Law Studies
at Warsaw (Poland) University, International Trade Law Program,
and Rule of Law in the Americas Program, which offers the
annual Conference on Legal and Policy Issues in the Americas.

E THOMAS T. ANKERSEN
Director, CGR Conservation Clinic and Costa Rica
Law Program; Legal Skills Professor
B.A., M.A., University of South Florida; J.D.,
University of Florida


E JOAN D. FLOCKS
Director, Social Policy Division; Associate Director,
Center on Children and Families
B.S., M.A., J.D., University of Florida



E EWA GMURZYNSKA
Director, Center for American Law Studies at
Warsaw University, Poland
M.B.A., J.D., Warsaw University; LL.M., University of
Florida


SRICHARD HAMANN
Research Associate
B.A., J.D., University of Florida


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HCLIFFORD JONES
Visiting Lecturer
Ph.D., University of Cambridge (England); M.Phil.,
University of Cambridge; J.D., University of Oklahoma
C II of Law; B.A. (high honors), Southern Illinois
University

P JOANN KLEIN
Development Director
B.S., M.S., University of Southern Mississippi




TIMOTHY E. MCLENDON
Staff Attorney
A.B., Duke University; J.D., University of Florida




H STEPHEN J. POWELL
Director, International Trade Law Program
B.A., J.D., University of Florida



*JEFFREY WADE

Director, Environmental Division
B.A., University of Alabama; M.Ed., J.D., University
of Florida




Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations
392-2216 www.law.ufl.edu/centers/csrrr/
The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations (CSRRR)
is an academic research and resource center whose mission is
' to create and foster communities of dialogue on
race and race relations and promote historically
and empirically based thinking, talking, research,
writing and teaching on race. The Levin College
of Law is one of only five law schools in the
nation housing a center devoted to the study of
race. Under the direction of Professor Katheryn
Russell-Brown (left, bio on page 24), CSRRR works with groups
engaged in a wide range of activities, including:
Producing, supporting and highlighting race-related scholar-
ship within and beyond the UF community;
Linking with local and state educational communities to
develop and enhance race-related curricula;
Gathering, analyzing and sharing historical and contempo-
rary knowledge about race and race relations;
Developing and supporting-through teaching, research,
writing and workshops-race-based curricula for collegiate
and professional schools; and
Fostering non-stigmatizing ways of discussing issues of
race and ethnicity, including African Americans, Latino/as,
American Indians, Asian Americans, and Whites.


Professional staff also includes:
EMELISSA BAMBA
Assistant Director
Temple University, Pennsylvania; M.A., University of
Maryland; Paralegal Certificate, Widener University,
Pennsylvania


Institute for Human Rights, Peace and
Development
392-4971
Under direction of Professor Winston P. Nagan (left, bio
on page 23), former board chairman of Amnesty Interna-
E tional USA, this institute seeks to enhance
understanding of East Africa governance
and human rights; facilitate creation of the
Human Rights and Peace Centre at Mak-
erere University in Uganda, and assist with
coordination of Southeastern European peace
conferences.

International Financial Crimes Studies Center
392-2260 www.law.ufl.edu/centers/cifcs/
This academic research center directed by Chesterfield Smith
Professor Fletcher N. Baldwin, Jr. (left, bio on page 21) pro-
E vides graduate instruction, research and policy
analysis, academic symposia, grant supervision
and consulting services on money laundering,
forfeiture, corporate security, offshore finances,
cybercrime, organized crime and international
financial crimes.


Holland & Knight Institute
The Holland & Knight Institute is a joint venture that allows
practicing lawyers to combine expertise on complex research
projects, publications, and firm services.

Affiliated Technology Centers
273-0765
These law school-affiliated organizations incubate research and
development of all forms of technology with legal applications.

p* Legal Technology Institute: Provides technol-
ogy-related consultation and market research
support for the legal profession. The institute is
directed by Andrew Z. Adkins, III (left, bio on
page 16.)


International Center for Automated Infor-
mation Research (ICAIR): Funds innovative
research aimed at improving legal, accounting and
financial services in areas such as electronic access
to information and courts, as well as litigation
conducted over the Internet. Directed by Assistant
Professor Andrea Matwyshyn (left, bio on page 23).


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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Florida law students make a positive difference on campus and in the community, and their participation in a variety of law school organizations helps them develop valuable
skills and professional contacts. Students interested in joining or starting student organizations should contact the Office of Student Affairs or the group representative.


Co-Curricular Organizations
Participation is based on academic achievement, writing
skills and/or open competitions. Students can earn credit and
gain experience through the following organizations:
Florida Law Review includes articles by legal scholars expert
in various areas of the law, and works by students. Published
up to five times a year.
Florida Journal ofInternational Law publishes four issues per
year containing scholarly works with global perspectives by
students, professors and practitioners on public and private
international law topics.
International Commercial Arbitration Moot (ICAM) team
members compete each spring against law schools from through-
out the world in the Wilhelm C. Vis International Competition.
Jessup Moot Court Team is a competitive organization that
explores issues of public international law and international
humanitarian law and competes in national and interna-
tional competitions.
University ofFlorida Journal ofLaw and Public Policy is an in-
terdisciplinary student publication devoted to public policy
implications of legal issues. Students publish three issues a
year and sponsor a spring symposium. Its members include
University of Florida law students and joint degree and other
graduate students.
Journal of Technology Law andPolicy is a student-edited jour-
nal (also online) published twice a year that focuses on legal
and policy aspects of technology issues.
Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Team, named in
honor of the late Florida Supreme Court justice and devoted
alumnus, participates in intramural, state and national ap-
pellate competitions sponsored by organizations and firms.
Trial Competition Team competes in intramural, state, re-
gional and national competitions sponsored by individuals,
groups and law firms.
Faculty policy is that no student shall participate in any
co-curricular activity except the International Arbitration Moot
Court Team prior to the third full semester of law school. No
academic credit shall be awarded to students for participation


in any co-curricular activities prior to their third full semester.
Students may earn no more than 3 credits for participation in
any organization, and 4 credits total.

Extracurricular Organizations
Students can build their resumes, gain real-world experience,
and network with professionals, professors and other students
through extracurricular organizations on campus, including:
Amelie Poulain Society
American Bar Association/Law Student Division
American Constitution Society
Animal Law Association
Asian and Pacific American Law Student Association
Association for Public Interest Law
Association of Future Litigators
Association of Law and Business
Association of Public Interest Law
Association ofTrial Lawyers of America
Black Law Students Association, W. George Allen Chapter
Caribbean Law Students Association
Christian Legal Society
Criminal Law Association
Drug and Alcohol Crimes Law Association
Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society
Environmental and Land Use Law Society
Estates, Trusts and Elder Law Society
Family Law Society
Federalist Society
Florida Law Toastmasters
Florida Law and Vegetarian Association
Insurance Defense Law Association
Intellectual Property and Technology Law Association
International Law Society
Jewish Law Students Association
John Marshall Bar Association
Lambda L., 11i ,-
Law Association for Women
Law College Council
Law School Democrats
Law School Republicans
Law Student Networking Association
Law Students for the Integrity of the Judicial System
Levin Labor and Employment Law Alliance
Military Law Student Association
National Lawyers Guild
Phi Alpha Delta
Phi Delta Phi
Real Property Group
Spanish American Law Students Association
St. Thomas More Society
The Ethics Group
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

For details on how to participate in these organizations,
contact Coordinator Noemar Castro in the Office of Student
Affairs at 392-0421 or 273-0620 or castro@law.ufl.edu.


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FACULTY DIRECTORY


MARY JANE ANGELO
Assistant Professor
Background: B.S. (high honors), Rutgers University;
M.S. and J.D. (with honors), University of Florida.
Order of the Coif; Florida Law Review. Expertise:
Environmental, Water, Administrative, .- i,,, I
and Pesticides Law, Dispute Resolution, Professional
Responsibility.

FLETCHER N. BALDWIN, JR.
Chesterfield Smith Professor; Director of UF
Center for International Financial Crimes Studies;
Honorary Fellow, Society for Advanced Legal Stud-
ies, University of London
Background: A.B., J.D., University of Georgia; LL.M.,
University of Illinois; LL.M., Yale University. Order of
the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi. Expertise:
International Financial Crimes, Constitutional Law,
Cybercrime, Criminal Procedure, Money Laundering,
Political and Civil Rights, Privacy.

DENNIS A. CALFEE
Professor; Alumni Research Scholar
Background: B.B.A., J.D., Gonzaga University; LL.M.,
University of Florida. Two-time Teacher of the Year.
Certified Public Accountant. Publications include Fed-
eral Estate and Gift Taxation. Former faculty, Academy
of International Taxation, Republic of China. Expertise:
Authority on Taxation.

BILL F. CHAMBERLIN
Joseph L. Brechner Eminent Scholar of Mass
Communications; Director of the Marion Brechner
Citizen Access Project; Affiliate Professor
Background: B.A., Ph.D., University of Washington;
M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison. Former
Editorial Assistant, Congressional Quarterly. Expertise:
Mass Media Law, First Amendment Theory, Media Law
Research, Access to Government Meetings and Records.

JONATHAN R. COHEN
Professor; Associate Director, Institute for Dispute
Resolution
Background: A.B. (summa cum laude), A.M., J.D.
(cum laude), Ph.D. (Economics), Harvard University.
Phi Beta Kappa. American Bar Association, Dispute
Resolution Section. Expertise: Negotiation, Dispute
Resolution, Ethics, Evidence.

STUART R. COHN
Associate Dean for International Studies; Profes-
sor; Gerald A. Sohn Scholar; Director of Interna-
tional and Comparative Law Certificate Program
Background: B.A., University of Illinois; B.A., Oxford
University; LL.B., Yale University. Phi Beta Kappa; Phi
Kappa Phi. Author of multiple publications, including
Securities Counselingfor New and Developing Compa-
nies. Member, ABA Federal Regulation of Securities
Committee. Expertise: Corporate and Securities Law,
Jurisprudence.

CHARLES W. COLLIER
Professor; Affiliate Professor of Philosophy
Background: B.A., Reed C II M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Yale University; J.D., Stanford University. Research
Fellow, Universities of Gittingen and Frankfurt. Fellow,
Universitrt iH 1 II Expertise: Constitutional Law,
Jurisprudence, Legal Theory.


ELIZABETH DALE
Affiliate Associate Professor;
Associate Professor of History
Background: B.A., DePauw University; Ph.D., J.D.,
Chicago-Kent C II of Law (with honors). Chicago-
Kent Law Review. Editorial Board, Law and History Re-
view. Expertise: U.S. Legal and Constitutional History.
f JEFFREY DAVIS
Professor; Gerald A. Sohn Scholar
Background: B.S., University of California, Los Angeles;
J.D., Loyola University, Los Angeles; LL.M., University
of Michigan. Executive Council, Florida Bar Business
Law Section; ABA Committee on Consumer Financial
Services. Expertise: Contracts, Bankruptcy, Debtor-
Creditor Relations.
*GEORGE L. DAWSON
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor
Background: A.B., Princeton University; J.D., Univer-
sity of Chicago. Past President, Law School Admission
Council. Expertise: Contracts, Estates and Trusts, Pay-
ment Systems.

SPATRICIA E. DILLEY
Professor
Background: B.A., Swarthmore C II M.A., Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania; J.D., Georgetown University;
LL.M., Boston University. Former staff: U.S. House
Ways and Means Committee and Social Security Sub-
committee (Director, Chief Counsel.) Expertise: Social
Security, Deferred Compensation, Individual Income/
Corporate Taxation, International Taxation, Advanced
Employee Benefit Law, Retirement Income Policy.
NANCY E. DOWD
Chesterfield Smith Professor; Co-Director, Center
on Children and Families
Background: B.A., University of Connecticut; M.A.,
University of Illinois; J.D., Loyola University of Chi-
cago. Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Alpha Lambda
Delta; Mortar Board. Teacher of the Year. Recipient,
Rockefeller Foundation Grant. Expertise: Constitu-
tional Law, Family Law, Gender and the Law.
MARK A. FENSTER
Associate Professor
Background: B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Uni-
versity of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign; J.D., Yale University.
Expertise: Land Use, FOIA and Public Access to Gov-
ernment Information, Property, Legal Theory, Adminis-
trative Law, Contemporary Cultural Theory.
ALYSON CRAIG FLOURNOY
Professor; Director of Environmental and Land Use
Law Program
Background: B.A., Princeton University; J.D., Harvard
University. Past President, Florida Defenders of the
Environment. Expertise: Environmental Law, Property
and Administrative Law.
MICHAEL K. FRIEL
Associate Dean and Director,
Graduate Tax Program; Professor
Background: B.A., J.D., Harvard University; LL.M.,
New York University. Co-author of textbooks Taxation
ofIndividual Income; Understanding Federal Income
Taxation; and treatise Modern Estate Planning. Expertise:
Federal Income Taxation.


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H MICHAEL W. GORDON
John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Professor
Background: B.S., LL.B., University of Connecticut;
M.A., Trinity C II c Dipl. de Droit Compare, Stras-
bourg; Maestria en Derecho, Universidad Iberoameri-
cana, Mexico. Member of NAFTA and World Trade
Organization dispute resolution panels. Author/co-author
of more than 40 books. Expertise: Leading authority and
educator in Corporate Law, International Business Trans-
actions, International Litigation and Law of NAFTA.

HJEFFREY L. HARRISON
Stephen C. O'Connell Professor
Background: B.S. (high honors), M.B.A., Ph.D.,
University of Florida; J.D. (high honors), University
of North Carolina. Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi,
Omicron Delta Epsilon. Visiting Professor, Leiden Uni-
versity, Netherlands, Sorbonne-Paris and Universities
of Texas and North Carolina. Published approximately
a dozen books and monographs and 50-plus articles,
comments and book reviews. Board of Editors,Journal
ofSocio-econonomics. Expertise: Antitrust, Contracts,
Copyright, Law and Economics.

BERTA ESPERANZA HERNANDEZ-TRUYOL
Levin Mabie and Levin Professor; Associate Direc-
tor, Center on Children and Families
Background: A.B., Cornell University; J.D. (cum
laude), Albany Law School, Union University; LL.M.,
New York University. Widely published in law reviews
and journals. Expertise: International Law, International
Human Rights, Issues of Race, Gender, and Culture in
the Law, Dispute Resolution.

DAVID M. HUDSON
Professor; Director of LL.M. in Comparative Law
Program
Background: B.S., Wake Forest University; J.D., Florida
State University; LL.M., University of Florida; LL.M.,
University of London. Editorial consultant, Commerce
Clearing House's Federal Tax Service. Co-author, Black
Letter on Federal Income Taxation. Editor, Florida Tax
Review. Expertise: Taxation, State and Local Taxation,
International Tax, Immigration Law.

THOMAS R. HURST
Professor; Sam T. Dell Research Scholar
Background: B.A. (honors), University ofWisconsin;
J.D. (cum laude), Harvard University. Arbitrator, New
York Stock Exchange. Honorary Fellow, Clare Hall Uni-
versity of Cambridge. Expertise: Author of casebooks
on business organizations and corporations, numerous
articles on Contracts, Corporate Law, Sports Law.

JEROLD H. ISRAEL
Ed Rood Eminent Scholar in Trial Advocacy and
Procedure
Background: B.B.A. (summa cum laude), Western
Reserve University; LL.B., Yale University. Expertise:
Co-author of most frequently cited treatise (six vol-
umes) and most widely adopted coursebook on criminal
procedure; coursebook on white collar crime, four
student texts on criminal procedure and student text on
white collar crime.

MICHELLE S. JACOBS
Professor
Background: A.B., Princeton University; J.D., Rutgers
University. Expertise: Criminal Law, Criminal Clinic,
Critical Race Theory, Women and the Criminal Justice
System. Visiting Professor, Columbia University and
Howard University.


ROBERT H. JERRY, II
Dean; Levin Mabie and Levin Professor
Background: B.A. Magnaa cum laude), Indiana State
University; J.D. (cum laude), University of Michigan.
Former University of Missouri-Columbia Law School
Gibson Endowed Professor; University of Memphis Law
School Herff Chair of Excellence in Law; University
of Kansas Law School Dean. Missouri-Columbia
Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award; Kansas
Chancellor's Award for University Service; Indiana State
University Distinguished Alumnus. Expertise: Insurance
Law, Contracts, Health Care Finance and Access.

CALL JORDAN
Associate Professor
Background: B.A., Carleton (with distinction); M.A.,
Toronto; B.C.L., LL.B., McGill (University Scholar,
Ballon Medal); D.E.A (with distinction), Paris I (Pan-
theon-Sorbonne). Former World Bank Senior Counsel.
Editor-in-Chief, McGillLaw Journal; North American
Corporate Lawyer. Associate Professor, McGill. Visit-
ing and Adjunct Professor, Melbourne, Georgetown,
Osgoode Hall Law School. Expertise: International and
Comparative Financial Law, Securities, Corporate Law.

CHRISTINE A. KLEIN
Professor
Background: B.A., Middlebury C II Magnaa cum
laude); J.D., University of Colorado; LL.M., Columbia
University School of Law. Former Colorado Assistant
Attorney General, Natural Resources Section. Clerked for
Judge Richard Matsch, U.S. District (Colorado) Court.
Expertise: Natural Resources, Property, Water Law.

ELIZABETH T. LEAR
Professor
Background: B.A., University of North Carolina; J.D.,
University of Michigan Magnaa cum laude). Order of
the Coif. Visiting Professor, University of San Diego
and California Western Law School. Expertise: Interna-
tional Litigation, Federal Courts.

LYRISSA BARNETT LIDSKY
Professor; UF Research Foundation Professor;
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Background: B.A. (summa cum laude), Texas A&M
University; I I.,, Scholar, Cambridge University;
J.D. (high honors), University of Texas. Order of
the Coif. Phi Kappa Phi. Co-author (with Professor
Little) of torts casebook. Teacher of the Year. Expertise:
Internet Law, Torts (specializing in Defamation and
Invasion of Privacy), Mass Media Law, Jurisprudence,
Professionalism.

JOSEPH W. LITTLE
Professor; Alumni Research Scholar
Background: B.S.M.E., Duke University; M.S.M.E.,
Worcester Polytechnic Institute; J.D., University of
Michigan. Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi. Co-author (with
Professor Lidsky) of torts casebook. Participated in ma-
jor constitutional I. .11 .. 2005 Teacher of the Year.
Expertise: Local Government Law, Workers' Compensa-
tion, Torts, U.S. and Florida Constitutional Law.

LAWRENCE LOKKEN
Hugh F. Culverhouse Eminent Scholar in Taxation;
Professor
Background: B.A., Augsburg C II J.D., University
of Minnesota. Order of the Coif. Co-author of Federal
Taxation of Income, Estates and Gifts, and Fundamen-
tals ofInternational Taxation. Former Editor, Florida
Tax Review. Former Editor-In-Chief, Tax Law Review.
Expertise: International Taxation.


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PAUL J. MAGNARELLA
Affiliate Professor; Professor of Criminology and
Law; Affiliate Professor of Anthropology, African
Studies, and European Union Studies
Background: B.S., University of Connecticut; Ph.D.
(Anthropology), Harvard University; J.D., University
of Florida. Legal counsel to American Anthropological
Association's Human Rights Committee and Associa-
tion of Third World Studies. Researched UN Criminal
Tribunals for Rwanda and Yugoslavia and in Turkey,
Africa, Middle East and Europe. Expertise: Humanitar-
ian Law, Human Rights, International Law, Cultural
Anthropology.

BPEDRO A. MALAVET
Professor
Background: B.B.A., Emory University; J.D. Magnaa
cum laude), LL.M., Georgetown University. Order of
the Coif. Expertise: Comparative Law, Civil Law, Civil
Procedure, Critical Race Theory, European Union,
Evidence.

I AMY R. MASHBURN
Professor
Background: B.A., Eckerd C II J.D., University of
Florida. Order of the Coif. Articles Editor, Florida Law
Review. Expertise: Civil Procedure, Professional Respon-
sibility, Administrative Law.


ANDREA MATWYSHYN
Assistant Professor; Executive Director, ICAIR
Background: B.A. (with honors), M.A., J.D. (with
honors), Doctoral Certificate in Comparative and
International Studies, Doctoral Certificate, Gender
Studies, Ph.D., Human Development and Social
Policy, Northwestern University; -1II .I1, Foundation
Certified Senior Specialist Candidate, technology law
and corporate law; affiiliate, Centre for Economics and
Policy, University of Cambridge. Expertise: Technology
and Privacy Regulation, Corporate Law, Contracts.


DIANE H. MAZUR
University of Florida Research Foundation Professor
Background: B.A., State University of New York; M.S.,
Pennsylvania State University; J.D. (high honors),
University of Texas. Expertise: Civil/Military Relations,
Constitutional Law, Evidence, Professional Responsibil-
ity. Publications focus on military service and its rela-
tionship to constitutional issues, citizenship, political
participation and ethics.

PAUL R. MCDANIEL
James J. Freeland Eminent Scholar in Taxation;
Professor
Background: B.A. University of Oklahoma; LL.B. (cum
laude), Harvard Law School; Honorary Doctor of Laws,
Uppsala University, Sweden. Co-author of more than
50 articles and eight books on taxation. Former Acting
Associate Tax Legislative Counsel, Office of Assistant
Secretary for Tax Policy; and Director, New York Uni-
versity Graduate Tax and International Tax Programs.
Expertise: U.S. and International Tax Law.

MARTIN J. MCMAHON, JR.
Clarence J. TeSelle Professor
Background: B.A., Rutgers C II c J.D., Boston Col-
lege; LL.M., Boston University. Published more than
40 articles and co-authored five casebooks on taxation.
Frequent speaker at tax institutes; former Professor-
In-Residence, IRS Office of Chief Counsel. Expertise:
Individual Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation,
Partnership Taxation and Tax Policy.


C. DOUGLAS MILLER
Professor; Director of Center for Estate and Elder
Law Planning and Estates and Trusts Practice
Certificate Program
Background: B.S. (with distinction), J.D., University
of Kansas; LL.M. in Taxation, Rudick Memorial Award
(first in class), New York University. Served on Florida
Bar Certification Committee, Real Estate, Probate and
Trust Law Section, Executive Committees, Taxation and
General Practice Sections. Twice named Teacher of the
Year. Expertise: Federal Taxation, Estates and Trusts,
Estate Planning, Sports Law.

JON L. MILLS
Professor; Director of Center for Governmental
Responsibility; Dean Emeritus
Background: B.A., Stetson University; J.D. (with
honors), University of Florida; Honorary Doctor of
Laws, Stetson University. Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa
Phi. Immediate past Levin C II of Law Dean; former
Speaker, Florida House of Representatives, enacted key
legislative programs on behalf of children, environment
and international trade; founded UF law Center for
Governmental Responsibility. Expertise: Florida Consti-
tutional Law, International Trade, Environmental Law,
Legislative Drafting.

ROBERT C. L. MOFFAT
Professor; Affiliate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., M.A., LL.B, Southern Methodist University;
LL.M., University of Sydney, Australia. President, As-
sociation for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy.
American Editor, Archives for Philosophy ofLaw & Social
Philosophy. Expertise: Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Law
and Morality, Law and Public Policy.

WINSTON P. NAGAN
Professor; Samuel T. Dell Research Scholar; Direc-
tor, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Develop-
ment; Director, Summer Study Abroad Program
with Cape Town University; Affiliate Professor of
Anthropology
Background: B.A., University of South Africa; B.A.,
M.A., Oxford University; LL.M., M.C.L., Duke
University; J.S.D., Yale University. Former Board Chair,
Amnesty International USA. Reporter, Florida Supreme
Court Commission on Matrimonial Law, Family
Property Subcommittee. President, Policy Sciences
Center. Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science and
the Royal Society of the Arts. Drafted Bill of Rights for
Shuar nation in Ecuador. Visiting Fellow of Brasenose
C II Oxford, and other universities worldwide. Ex-
pertise: Widely published in international law, human
rights and legal theory.

JAMES C. NICHOLAS
Affiliate Professor of Law; Associate Director,
Environmental and Land Use Law Program; Profes-
sor of Urban and Regional Planning
Background: B.B.A., M.A., University of Miami; Ph.D.,
University of Illinois. Omicron Delta Epsilon, Pi Mu
Epsilon. Consultant to local/national governments,
helped draft Florida's growth management legislation.
Expertise: Natural resource and land use management;
numerous publications on development impact fees.

LARS NOAH
UF Research Foundation Professor
Background: A.B. Magnaa cum laude), J.D. Magnaa
cum laude), Harvard University. Three-time Teacher of
the Year. Expertise: Prolific author and frequent speaker
in areas of Administrative Law, Medical Malpractice,
Medical Technology, Products Liability, Torts.


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KENNETH B. NUNN
Professor; Associate Director, Center on Children
and Families
Background: A.B., Stanford University; J.D., University
of California-Berkeley. Co-Founder, Center for the
Study of Race and Race Relations. Co-Chair, ABA
Committee on Race and Racism in the Criminal Justice
System. Expertise: Race and its Impact on Criminal
Justice System, Criminal Law and Procedure, Race Rela-
tions, Civil Rights, Public Interest Law, Critical Race
Theory, Legal Semiotics, Sociology of Law, Law and
Cultural Studies.

MICHAEL A. OBERST
Professor
Background: B.S.B.A., J.D., University of Florida.
Former Attorney Advisor, U.S. Tax Court; Legislative
Counsel to U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxa-
tion; Editor, Florida Tax Review. Expertise: Taxation.


WILLIAM H. PAGE
Marshall M. Criser Eminent Scholar in Elec-
tronic Communications and Administrative Law;
Professor
Background: B.A. (cum laude), Tulane University; J.D.
(summa cum laude), University of New Mexico; LL.M.,
University of Chicago. Co-author of KintnerA Federal
Antitrust Law and numerous articles. Past Chair, AALS
Sections on Antitrust Law and Jewish Law and Antitrust
Committee of ABA Section on Administrative Law and
Regulatory Practice. Editor, "The Antitrust Source."
Expertise: Antitrust Law, Procedure, and Economics;
Microsoft Litigation.

JUAN F. PEREA
Cone Wagner Nugent Johnson, Hazouri and Roth
Professor
Background: B.A. Magnaa cum laude), University of
Maryland; J.D. Magnaa cum laude), Boston C II .
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Order of the Coif.
Expertise: Race and Race Relations, Social Construction
of Race and History, Constitutional Law, Employment
Law, Employment Discrimination.

DON C. PETERS
Director of Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics; Director of
Institute for Dispute Resolution; Trustee Research
Fellow; Professor; Associate Director, Center on
Children and Families
Background: B.A. (high honors), University of North-
ern Iowa; J.D., University of Iowa. Order of the Coif.
Certified Family, County and Circuit Mediaror. Former
Reginald Heber Smith Community Law Fellow; Legal
Services of Greater Miami Inc. TIP Teaching Award.
Expertise: Mediation, Negotiation, Interviewing, Coun-
seling, Civil Procedure, Civil Litigation.

CHRISTOPHER L. PETERSON
Assistant Professor
Background: B.A., B.S., University of Utah (cum
laude); J.D., University of Utah. Order of the Coif;
Senior Editor, Utah Law Review. Former consumer
rights lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Author of book on
predatory lending. Expertise: Consumer Law, Secured
Transactions, Sales, Creditor and Debtor Relations.


M. KATHLEEN "KATHIE" PRICE
Associate Dean, Library and Technology; Clarence
J. TeSelle Professor
Background: B.A., University of Florida (with honors);
M.S., Florida State University; J.D., University of Il-
linois (with honors). Former Law Librarian of Congress
and Director of law libraries at Duke and University of
Minnesota. Instrumental in founding International Le-
gal Information Network. Expertise: Biomedical Ethics,
Criminal Law, Torts, Legal Research and Writing.

DAVID M. RICHARDSON
Professor
Background: B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;
LL.B. (cum laude), Columbia University; LL.M., New
York University. Former Graduate Tax Program Direc-
tor. Chair, Florida Bar Tax Certification Committee and
Tax Section. Fellow, American C II of Tax Counsel.
Former partner in leading law firms in Miami, New
York, and Washington, D.C. Expertise: Taxation.

ELIZABETH A. ROWE
Assistant Professor
Background: B.A., M.A., University of Florida (highest
honors); J.D., Harvard Law School (cum laude). Former
litigation partner at Hale and Dorr, LLP in Boston, MA.
Selected and profiled as one of the top five up-and-com-
ing attorneys in Massachusetts. Expertise: Workplace
Intellectual Property Disputes, Trade Secrets, and
Employment Litigation.

SHARON E. RUSH
Irving Cypen Professor; Associate Director, Center
on Children and Families
Background: B.A., J.D. (cum laude), Cornell University.
Phi Kappa Phi. Co-Founder, UF Center for the Study
of Race and Race Relations. Member, Association of
American Law Schools Sections on Women, Minorities
and Constitutional Law. Author of book, papers on racial
issues. Expertise: Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure,
Federal Courts, Fourteenth Amendment, Race Relations.

KATHERYN RUSSELL-BROWN
Professor; Director of Center for Study of Race
and Race Relations
Background: B.S., University of California-Berkeley;
J.D., University of California-Hastings; Ph.D., Univer-
sity of Maryland. Published books, articles on criminal
and racial issues. Expertise: Criminal Law, Sociology of
Law, Race and Crime.

SHERRIE LYNNE RUSSELL-BROWN
Associate Professor; Associate Director, Center on
Children and Families
Background: B.A., Pomona C 11 J.D., L.L.M.,
Columbia University. Expertise: International Human
Rights Law, Torts.


MICHAEL L. SEIGEL
Professor; Interim Director, Clinical Programs
Background: A.B. Magnaa cum laude), Princeton
University; J.D. Magnaa cum laude), Harvard University.
Editor, Harvard Law Review. Former First Assistant U.S.
Attorney, Middle District of Florida; Special Attorney,
U.S. Department of Justice; Organized Crime and Rack-
eteering Section, Philadelphia Strike Force. Expertise:
Evidence, Criminal Law and White Collar Crime.


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MICHAEL R. SIEBECKER
Assistant Professor
Background: B.A., Yale Magnaa cum laude); J.D.,
LL.M., M.Phil, Ph.D. (candidate), Columbia. Harlan
Fiske Stone Scholar; James Kent Scholar; President's
Fellow; Faculty Fellow in Political Science; Submissions
Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. Served
as arbitrator for the National Association of Securities
Dealers and as an Appellate Administrative Judge for
the NYC Environmental Control Board; represented a
group of socially responsible investment firms as amicus
curiae in Nike v. Kasky. Expertise: Corporate Law, Secu-
rities Regulation, Internet Law, Jurisprudence.

CHRISTOPHER SLOBOGIN
Stephen C. O'Connell Professor; Affiliate Profes-
sor of Psychiatry; Adjunct Professor, University of
South Florida Mental Health Institute; Associate
Director, Center on Children and Families
Background: A.B., Princeton University; J.D., LL.M.,
University of Virginia. Past Chair, Association of Ameri-
can Law Schools Criminal Justice and Mental Disability
and Law Sections. Expertise: Author of more than 50
books, articles and chapters on Criminal Law, Criminal
Procedure and Mental Health Law.

LEE-FORD TRITT
Assistant Professor; Assistant Director, Center for
Estate and Elder Law Planning
Background: B.A., University of the South; J.D.,
LL.M., New York University. Practiced for in the trusts
and estates departments of Davis Polk & Wardwell and
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP. Expertise:
Wealth Management, Complex Estate Planning,
Administration of Trusts and Estates, Tax Matters and
Charitable Giving.

MARY POE TWITCHELL
Professor
Background: B.A., Hollins C II M.A., University
of North Carolina; J.D., University of Florida; LL.M.,
Yale Law School. Order of the Coif. Former Chair,
Association of American Law Schools Section on Civil
Procedure. Visiting Professor, University of Michigan.
Member, Civil Justice Reform Advisory Group. Exper-
tise: Civil Procedure, Federal Practice.

WALTER O. WEYRAUCH
Distinguished Professor; Stephen C. O'Connell
Chair; Associate Director, Center on Children and
Families
Background: Musterschule, German Gymnasium,
Frankfurt, Germany, Abitur; Universities of Freiburg
and Frankfurt, Germany, First Examination in Law
(Referendar); Second Examination in Law (Assessor
- Capacity for Judicial Office); Dr. Jur., University of
Frankfurt; LL.B., Georgetown University; LL.M., Har-
vard University; J.S.D., Yale University. Ill 11 cI., .. 1I
Rockefeller Fellow. Expertise: Business Organizations,
Comparative Law, Family Law, Legal Counseling.

STEVEN J. WILLIS
Professor; Associate Director, Center on Children
and Families
Background: B.S., J.D., Louisiana State University;
LL.M., New York University. Order of the Coif. Certi-
fied Public Accountant. Former Managing Editor,
Tax Law Review. Visiting Professor, Leiden University,
Netherlands. Author of numerous articles on Taxation.
Expertise: Taxation.


SMICHAEL ALLAN WOLF
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law;
Professor
Background: B.A., Emory University; J.D., Georgetown
University Law Center; A.M., Harvard University;
Ph.D., Harvard University. State Council of Higher
Education for Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award.
General Editor, Powell on Real Property. Expertise:
Land Use Planning, Environmental Law, Property,
Local Government, Urban Revitalization, Legal and
Constitutional History.

SBARBARA BENNETT WOODHOUSE
David H. Levin Chair in Family Law; Professor;
Director, Center on Children and Families and Fam-
ily Law Certificate Program; Co-Director, Institute
for Child and Adolescent Research and Evaluation
Background: B.S., Regents C II of University State
of New York; J.D., Columbia University (Berger Prize,
Stone Scholar); Comments Editor, Columbia Law
Review. Former Clerk to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
Co-founder, University of Pennsylvania Center for
Children's Policy Practice and Research. Executive
Council, International Society of Family Law. Expertise:
Widely published in Family, Children's and Constitu-
tional Law.

DANAYA C. WRIGHT
Professor
Background: B.A., Cornell University; M.A., University
of Arizona; J.D. (cum laude), Cornell University; Ph.D.
(Political Science), Johns Hopkins University. Former
Visiting and Adjunct Faculty, Arizona State University
and Indiana University at Indianapolis. Expertise: Prop-
erty, Estates and Trusts, Legal History, Jurisprudence,
Railroad and Trail Law.

Visiting Faculty

JOY MULLANE
Visiting Assistant Tax Professor
Background: B.A., J.D., LL.M., University of Florida.


Emeriti Faculty

Francis A. Allen, Huber C. Hurst Eminent Scholar Emeritus
Gertrude Block, Lecturer Emeritus
Marshall M. Criser, University of Florida President Emeritus, Professor Emeritus
Dexter Delony, Professor Emeritus
Mandell Glicksberg, Professor Emeritus
Richard H. Hiers, Affiliate Professor Emeritus
Roy Hunt, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus
Julian C. Juergensmeyer, Professor Emeritus
Jeffrey E. Lewis, Dean and Professor Emeritus
Richard A. Matasar, Dean Emeritus
Francis T. McCoy, Professor Emeritus
Elizabeth McCulloch, Lecturer Emeritus
Jon L. Mills, Dean Emeritus
Robert B. Moberly, Professor Emeritus
Richard N. Pearson, Professor Emeritus
James R. Pierce, Professor Emeritus
Walter Probert Cone; Wagner, Nugent, Johnson, Hazouri & Roth Professor Emeritus
Frank T. Read, Dean Emeritus
David "D.T." Smith, Professor Emeritus
Grace W. "Betty" Taylor, Professor Emeritus
W. Scott Van Alstyne Jr., Professor Emeritus
Peter Ward, Professor Emeritus
Winton E. "Skip" Williams, Professor Emeritus


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Skills Training Faculty

Clinics
392-0412 or 273-0800
www.law.ufl.edu/centers/hawkins/
The Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics (Full Representation, Pro
Se, Juvenile/Gator TeamChild) allow students to represent
actual clients within an academic framework under supervision
of an attorney.
The Institute for Dispute Resolution offers coursework,
research projects, and local, state and international mediation
programs. It includes the County Court Mediation Clinic,
which trains students to become mediators through coursework
and actual proceedings involving county civil disputes.
Criminal Clinic students can work for the public defender or
state attorney.
The Child Welfare Clinic, part of the Center on Children and
Families, helps improve collaboration among professionals serv-
ing children at risk of neglect and/or abuse.
MDON C. PETERS, DIRECTOR
Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics and Institute for
Dispute Resolution; Associate Director, Center on
Children and Families (bio on page 24)


IRIS A. BURKE
Senior Legal Skills Professor; Associate Director,
Center on Children and Families
B.A., Brooklyn C II c J.D., Brooklyn Law School.
Expertise: Family Law, Mediation, Collaborative and
Problem-Solving Lawyering, Interviewing and Counsel-
ing, Pro Se Litigants in Family Courts.
r JONATHAN R. COHEN
Associate Director, Institute for Dispute Resolu-
tion; Associate Professor (bio onpage21)




*ALISON ECKLES GERENCSER
Associate Director, Institute for Dispute Resolu-
tion; Associate Director, Center on Children and
Families; Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.A., Purdue University; M.A., J.D., University of
Florida. Order of the Coif, Florida Law Review. Exper
tise: Alternate Dispute Resolution, Mediation.
E JEFFREY T. GRATER
Senior Legal Skills Professor; Associate Director,
Center on Children and Families
B.A., J.D., University of Florida. Expertise: Family Law
and Practice, Mediation.


MONIQUE HAUGHTON WORRELL
Legal Skills Professor; Supervising Attorney, Child
Welfare Clinic; Associate Director, Center on
Children and Families
B.A., St. Johns University; J.D., University of Florida.
Expertise: Criminal Defense, Family and Immigration
Law.


SPEGGY F. SCHRIEBER
Senior Legal Skills Professor; Associate Director,
Center on Children and Families
B.A., J.D., University of Florida. Expertise: Florida
Family Law, Domestic Violence, I .I .... 1 i .1
Services and Pro Se Litigants in Family Court.

CLAUDIA WRIGHT
Director, Gator TeamChild Program; Associate
Director, Center on Children and Families; Senior
Legal Skills Professor
B.A., J.D., University of Florida. Expertise: Juvenile
Law.

SJENNIFER ZEDALIS
Director, Trial Practice; Legal Skills Professor;
Coordinator, Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public
Defender CLE Course
B.A., Duke University Magnaa cum laude); J.D., Uni-
versity of Florida. Expertise: Criminal Trial Practice.



Legal Research and Writing
392-2211
HENRY T. WIHNYK
Director, Legal Research and Writing and Appellate
Advocacy, Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.A., Florida Atlantic University; J.D., Nova University;
LL.M., Columbia University. Expertise: Legal Research
and' ...... -t Il. Litigation, Torts.


SJOSEPH S. JACKSON
Legal Skills Professor
A.B., Princeton University; J.D., University of Florida.
Expertise: Legal Research and Writing, Constitu-
tional Law, Legal Rights of the Homeless, Anti-Gay
Discrimination.

BLEANNE J. PFLAUM
Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.D., University of Florida; J.D., Florida State Univer-
sity. Expertise: Legal Research and .1 ... t l I
Advocacy, Introduction to Law. Co-author: Legal Writ-
ingBy Design.


TERESA J. REID RAMBO
Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.A. (high honors, Four Year Scholar), University of
Florida; J.D. (summa cum laude), Santa Clara Univer-
sity. Expertise: Legal Research and .1..... t II ,,
Practice, First and Fourth Amendment Law. Co-author:
Legal Writing By Design.

SBETSY L. RUFF
Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.A., J.D., University of Florida. Expertise: Legal
Research and """-, .i1 II, Advocacy.


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PATRICIA A. THOMSON
Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.A., Hollins C 11I J.D., University of Florida.
Expertise: Legal Research and 1.. -t II
Advocacy.


* DIANEA. TOMLINSON
Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.S., B.A., J.D., University of Florida. Expertise: Legal
Research andy ...... II Advocacy.


Legal Drafting Faculty
392-2211
ANNE RUTLEDGE
Director, Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.S., Bucknell University; Ed.M., M.C.R.P., J.D.,
Rutgers University. Expertise: Legal Drafting.


LYNN MCGILVRAY-SALTZMAN
Legal Skills Professor
B.A., George Mason University; J.D., University of
Florida. Expertise: Legal Drafting.



MARGARET TEMPLE-SMITH
Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.A., J.D., Wake Forest University. Expertise: Legal
Drafting.



GAYLIN G. SOPONIS
Legal Skills Professor
A.B., Mount Holyoke C II J.D., George Wash-
ington University. Expertise: Legal Dr. i.. -t 1. I,
Litigation, Administrative Law, Sales and Use Taxes.


Law School Historian
Professor Emeritus Betty Taylor is
compiling information for a book on
the history of the UF College of Law
and establishing an historical archive
at the college. Send publications, pic-
tures and other items and information
of potential historical significance to
Taylor (taylor@law.ufl.edu).


WrV J
F'.=A A


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Ltr


Faculty
Support Team
392-2211,
273-0660
hendersonmb@
law.uf.edu


The law school's
Faculty Support
Team, man-
aged by Marilyn
Henderson, provides secretarial and administrative support
to college faculty, centers, institutes and major program
areas. Team responsibilities include posting grades, ordering
textbooks, planning conferences, typing and proofreading
manuscripts, and duplication services for the law school.
Staff include (from left) Cindy Zimmerman, Henderson,
Nancy Schmit, and Betty Donaldson, as well as Joyce Ken-
ney and Patricia Hancock (not pictured).


Technology Services
392-4394 or 273-0750
http://www.law.ufl.edu/services/
The mission of the Technology Services department is to
provide technology leadership and modern, flexible, user-
friendly technology and services to enable the Levin College
of Law community to respond to the dynamic requirements
of its mission and programs. Behind the technology is a
professional and courteous staff, including (front, from left)
John Martin, Computer Services Manager Mark Bergeron,
Christopher Biggs, Brian Coffey; (back, from left) Jim Reyn-
olds, John Hunter, Director Andy Adkins, James Marini and
Daniel Crisman.


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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Note: The following is a guide to courses offered at the Levin College of Law in the 2005-06 academic year. Seminars and newly created courses are not included
(check with the assistant dean for students in the Office of Student Affairs for descriptions). Current and complete lists of course offerings are available in course
schedules for each semester or term online at http://www.law.ufl.edu/students/courseschedules.shtml.


ADMINISTRATIVE LAW-LAW 6520
Credits: 3. Analysis of the administrative process, with an emphasis on
the activities of federal regulatory agencies. Topics include legislative del-
egations of authority to agencies, executive branch controls, rulemaking
and adjudicatory procedures, due process rights, and the scope of judicial
review of administrative decision making.
ADMIRALTY-LAW 6730
Credits: 2. Jurisdiction; choice of law; right to navigate; sickness, personal
injury, and death of seamen, longshoremen and others in maritime oc-
cupations; collisions; government responsibilities related to navigation;
maritime salvage; pilotage; maritime liens.
ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND LITIGATION-
LAW 6930
Credits: 3. Prerequisite: Natural Resources Law (LAW 6472) or Land
Use Planning and Control (LAW 6460). Perequisite may be waived with
instructor's approval. Simulation-based course focusing on pre-trial phase
of a case involving environmental and land use issues. Students work in
teams on research, litigation strategy, preparing an expert witness for de-
position and taking a deposition. Substantial writing and document draft-
ing involved. This course satisfies the Advanced Writing Requirement.
ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH-LAW 6930
Credits: 2. Teaches strategies for effective legal research, finding and
updating the law, with an emphasis on the structure of American legal
bibliography. Covers both manual and electronic research sources in
depth. Emphasis on primary and secondary sources of law in federal and
state jurisdictions. Among the topics examined will be legislative history,
administrative law sources, court rules, citators and topical research ma-
terials in Tax, Environmental and International law. Advanced training in
LEXIS, WESTLAW, DIALOG and other electronic sources included.
ADVANCED LITIGATION-LAW 6930
Credits: 3. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/ Satisfactory With Distinc-
tion. Prerequisites: Evidence (LAW 6330) and Trial Practice Law (LAW
6363). Course offers advanced, in-depth study of courtroom litigation
at all stages and skills necessary for persuasive trial advocacy. Includes
lecture/discussion as well as simulated case proceedings and critical evalu-
ation. In addition to continued work in courtroom advocacy, areas of
emphasis will include fact and theme development through the discovery
process, pretrial motions, voir dire, trial evidence and record preservation.
ADVANCED PROBLEMS IN BANKRUPTCY AND DEBTOR-
CREDITOR LAW-LAW 6056
Credits: 2 or 3. Prerequisite: Creditors' Remedies and Bankruptcy (LAW
6052) or Debtor-Creditor Law (LAW 6050). The objective of the course
is to give the student a grounding in bankruptcy processes, a strengthened
appreciation of the philosophical and policy-based underpinnings of
bankruptcy, and a deepened understanding of selected aspects of bank-
ruptcy practice. The course will consist of a number of selected problems
of current interest in the practice of bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law.
ADVANCED RESEARCH, WRITING AND APPELLATE
ADVOCACY I-LAW 6953
Credit: 1. Students serve as instructors in the first-year Research Writing
and Appellate Advocacy course under the direction of the assistant direc-
tors of the program. Letter grades are awarded on the basis of writing
assignments, instruction and counseling prepared and performed by the
student instructors. Enrollment with permission of the assistant directors
only. LAW 6954 must be taken in addition to LAW 6953; otherwise, no
credit toward graduation will be allowed for LAW 6953.
ADVANCED RESEARCH, WRITING AND APPELLATE
ADVOCACY II-LAW 6954
Credits: 2. Continuation of LAW 6953. LAW 6954 must be taken or no
credit toward graduation will be allowed for LAW 6953.


ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN APPELLATE ADVOCACY-
LAW 6799
Credits: 2. Prerequisite: Passing grade in Appellate Advocacy (LAW
5793). Provides in-depth, advanced instruction and practice in persuasive
written and oral legal analysis, focusing on appellate advocacy techniques.
Builds upon training provided in first-year writing courses. Among
topics examined will be appellate brief writing, preservation of appellate
issues, appellate standards of review, rhetoric and the canons of logic
in the appellate context, and appellate oral argument. Students will be
required to prepare at least one appellate brief and to present at least one
appellate oral argument.
AGRICULTURAL LAW AND POLICY-LAW 6474
Credits: 3. Devoted to the study of the legal aspects of agricultural opera-
tions. Topics include protection and preservation of land for agricultural
use, federal regulatory agencies and legislation, civil liability for farming
activities and agri-business and the law.
AMERICAN LEGAL HISTORY-LAW 6226
Credits: 2 or 3. Historical introduction to the origins and development
of American law, constitutional principles and legal institutions and their
influence upon the distribution of social, economic and political power.
ANTITRUST LAW-LAW 6550
Credits: 3. An analysis of the legal, economic and policy issues engen-
dered by efforts to prescribe standards of business conduct and preserve
competitive market structures under the Sherman Act, Clayton Act,
Federal Trade Commission Act and related legislation.
APPELLATE ADVOCACY-LAW 5793
Credits: 2. Prerequisite: i ... .. i in Legal Research and Writing (LAW
5792). As a continuation of LAW 5792, a factual situation is presented
to the student by means of a hypothetical appellate record. The record is
the basis for the preparation of an appellate brief and oral arguments. The
course is graded on a scale of Satisfactory (S), Honors (S+), or Unsatisfac-
tory (U), and must be completed with a grade of S or better, even if this
requirement necessitates repeating the course the following semester.
BIOETHICS AND LAW-LAW 6930
Credits: 3. Covers a series of related bioethics and law topics, including
the ethical and legal implications of new genetic technologies, informed
consent and disclosure, determining patients' capacity to make medical
decisions, refusal of life-sustaining treatment, physician-assisted suicide,
neonatal and children's issues, research on human subjects and reproduc-
tive technology issues. The course will give students a better under-
standing of the "clash of cultures" between law and medicine, and will
emphasize interdisciplinary decision making and consensus-building in
addressing medical ethics issues.
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS-LAW 6062
Credits: 2 or 3. A consideration of the various forms of doing business,
especially for unincorporated associations. Emphasis is placed upon
agency and partnership, with consideration given to other forms of
businesses, such as non-profit corporations, professional associations and
limited liability companies.
CHILD, PARENT AND STATE-LAW 6930
Credits: 3. Covers child abuse and neglect, juvenile justice, adoption and
foster care, and discusses education and health entitlements of children
and conflicts between parents and children over medical decision-making,
religion, schooling and emancipation. Students will engage in exercises
involving drafting and oral advocacy in a simulated child protection case.
CHILDREN'S LAW-LAW 6930
Credits: 2. Addresses our legal system's treatment of children, including
such issues as: juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system; child
abuse and neglect; children's autonomous rights; limitations on minors'
liberties; and medical treatment and consent. Students will confront con-
flicts between parents and children, parents and the state, and children
and the state. These conflicts raise constitutional and social policy con-


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cerns in the context of the law's treatment of children. These conflicts also
broach issues applicable to other areas of law. Children are often .11..
I. I .11 and mentally disabled, reflecting the problems and perspectives
of other groups in our society similarly disabled.
CHILD WELFARE CLINIC-LAW 6940
Credits: 9. The Clinic is a two-semester legal I .11 I, ... with a
one-week prep course emphasizing multi-disciplinary collaboration and
representation of governmental agencies. Students attend bi-weekly staff
meetings and participate in case reviews. They also attend weekly classes
and team meetings to assess and discuss case assignments and research proj-
ects. Students are evaluated on written work and performance evaluations.
CIVIL CLINIC: FULL-REPRESENTATION, JUVENILE AND
PRO SE-LAW 6940
Credits: 9 (Full-Representation : 11 I '"'.' 6 (Full-Representation
Summer, Juvenile, and Pro Se). Prerequisites for Juvenile and Pro Se
sections: Juvenile and Pro Se Clinic Prep (LAW 6930). Not available to
students who have taken Criminal Law Clinic (LAW 6942) or Mediation
Clinic (LAW 6940). Must have completed 48 semester hours. Students
participate in the conduct of civil legal matters under a scheme of sys-
tematic supervision combined with substantial related formal instruction.
One-third of credits may be awarded on a letter grade basis at the option
of the instructor. The remaining credits will be awarded on a Satisfactory
(S), Unsatisfactory (U) basis. Enrollment for Full-Representation section
is by application prior to advanced registration and is based on the same
priority selection as Clinic Prep (see below).
CIVIL PROCEDURE-LAW 5301
Credits: 4. Analysis of a civil lawsuit from commencement through trial,
including consideration of jurisdiction, venue, pleading, motions, discov-
ery, and joinder of parties and of claims; right to trial by jury, selection
and instruction of jury, respective roles of judge, jury, and lawyer; trial
and post-trial motions; judgments.
CLINIC PREP (JUVENILE AND PRO SE)-LAW 6944
Credits: 3. A prerequisite for the Juvenile and Pro Se sections of the Civil
Clinic, this is a simulation-based course designed to prepare students
for participation in either the Juvenile or Pro Se section of Civil Clinic.
Covers interviewing, counseling, and some negotiation and mediation,
using Florida family/juvenile substantive and procedural law. Registration
is by registration priority, based on entering class and preference classes
completed prior to or during the clinic prep course. Preference classes
include Evidence, Trial Practice or Trial Advocacy, Family Law, Children's
Law, Family or Juvenile Law Externships, and other relevant courses that
may be announced at a later date. Students enrolled in the clinic prep
course must take either Juvenile or Pro Se section of the Civil Clinic in
the t, .... I II ... completion of the clinic prep course. Registration by
application prior to advanced registration.
COMPARATIVE LAW-LAW 6250
Credits: 2 or 3. The first part of this course deals with a cross-cultural
comparison of law and the legal profession; the second part deals with more
specific applications, e.g., comparison of American and foreign case materials.
COMPLEX CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS-LAW 6930
Credits: 2. Prerequisite: Criminal Procedure: Police and Police Practices
Law (LAW 6111). Recommended: Evidence (Law 6330). Course builds
upon the Police Practices course, considering the law and practice of
criminal investigations conducted by agencies other than the police
typically prosecutors (through grand juries) and administrative agencies.
In large part such investigations relate to white collar crime, and this
course complements the white collar crime course (which focuses on
the substantive offences). Coverage includes: fashioning and enforcing
investigative subpoenas; Fourth Amendment, relevancy, and overbreadth
objections to subpoenas; self-incrimination objections and use of immu-
nity grants to replace the self-incrimination privilege; lawyer-client and
work product objections; obtaining financial records, customer informa-
tion, and computer records from "third parties" (e.g. banks, telephone
companies, computer networks); legal representation during investiga-
tions (including issues of multiple representation, fee arrangements, and
duties of disclosure); parallel civil proceedings and criminal investigations;
disclosure of investigative information to civil litigants and other gov-
ernmental agencies; and use of search warrants to obtain documents and
computer information. Primary focus will be on federal investigations.


CONFLICT OF LAWS-LAW 6340
Credits: 3. Problems arising whenever at least one of the operative facts
of the case is connected with a state other than the forum; jurisdiction of
courts; enforcement of foreign judgments; federal-state conflicts.
CONSERVATION CLINIC-LAW 6465
Credits: 3. Prerequisite: Environmental Law and/or Land Use Law (4th
semester or greater); graduate students need instructor approval and refer-
ral from affiliate faculty. This course will provide upper level environ-
mental law students and graduate students in related fields with exposure
to transactional environmental and land use professional practice,
applied research and public policy analysis under the supervision of the
instructor/clinic director. It will also enable students to participate in the
development of novel approaches to the field application of environmen-
tal policies. Students will learn to work within interdisciplinary teams
to achieve results that require a collaborative approach from multiple
disciplines. Registration is by application prior to advanced registration.
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-LAW 5501
Credits: 4. Introduction to United States Constitutional Law. Topics
include judicial enforcement of the Constitution to preserve individual
liberties; judicial review; separation of powers; structure and powers of
the federal government; and federalism.
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II-LAW 6502
Credits: 2 or 3. Prerequisite: Constitutional Law (Law 5501). Additional
Constitutional law topics such as personal liberties and fundamental
rights, the First Amendment, or the Fourteenth Amendment. Course
coverage designated by instructor prior to registration.
CONSUMER LAW-LAW 6930
Credits: 3. This course is an introduction to and survey of principle stat-
utes and common-law doctrines protecting consumers in the American
marketplace. Typical topics covered may include fraud, deceptive prac-
tices, product quality, warranties, equal access to credit, Truth-in-Lending
law, fair debt collection, and consumer issues in cyberspace.
CONTRACTS-LAW 5000
Credits: 4. An introduction to the law and theory of ,11. enforceable
agreements and promises, including elements of contract formation;
consideration; effects of non-performance; conditions for relief from or
discharge of obligations; and remedies.
COPYRIGHT LAW-LAW 6930
Credits: 2 or 3. Principles of copyright law, including protection of liter-
ary, musical, dramatic, visual art, audiovisual, and architectural works,
motion pictures, sound recordings, computer programs and other digital
and new technological works, and derivative works and compilations;
ownership, duration, renewal, and formalities; exclusive rights and limita-
tions; moral rights; infringement actions; fair use and other affirmative
defenses; and federal preemption.
CORPORATE FINANCE AND REORGANIZATION-LAW
6064
Credits: 3. Prerequisite: Corporations (LAW 6063). Recommended: Legal
Accounting (LAW 6760). An inquiry into the various methods used in
financing the corporation, payment of dividends and other distributions,
the reacquisition by a corporation of its own shares, and problems of
mergers, consolidations and other forms of corporate reorganization.
CORPORATE TAXATION-LAW 6610
Credits: 3. Prerequisite: Income Taxation (LAW 6600). Addresses income
tax topics which might be encountered by a general practitioner advising
a closely held corporation and its investors. Income tax consequences of
transfers of property and services to a corporation, distributions to inves-
tors, and corporate liquidations and I .11 be explored. Coverage
given to tax treatment of"S Corporations," an increasingly important
choice of entity for small businesses.
CORPORATIONS-LAW 6063
Credits: 3. Registration preference given to fall and spring entering
students in their fourth full semester. Consideration of problems in
organizing a corporation, disregard of the corporate fiction, control and
management, derivative suits, and special problems of the close corpora-
tion. May also consider federal r -, ,I .. .... II, .. insider trading,
proxy solicitations, and short-swing profits.


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CREDITORS' REMEDIES AND BANKRUPTCY-LAW 6052
Credits: 3 or 4. Credit for Debtor-Creditor Law (LAW 6050) precludes
additional credit for this course. A study of individual collection of
monetary judgments and administration of insolvent estates under the
Bankruptcy Code and state law. The non-bankruptcy materials cover
execution, attachment, garnishment, proceedings in aid of execution and
the liens and priority produced by judicial process. Bankruptcy focuses
principally on liquidation proceedings and the trustee's powers to avoid
transfers, with greater attention being given to business workouts when
the course is taught for four credits.
CRIMINAL LAW-LAW 5100
Credits: 3. Substantive law of crimes, including principles of punishment,
elements of typical crimes, complicity, inchoate crime, responsibility and
defenses.
CRIMINAL LAW CLINIC-LAW 6942
Credits: 6. Prerequisites: Criminal Procedure: Police and Police Practices
(LAW 6111), Criminal Procedure: Adversary Systems (LAW 6112), and
Trial Advocacy (LAW 6361) or Trial Practice (LAW 6363). Not available
to students who have taken Civil Clinic (LAW 6940) or Mediation
Clinic. Must have completed 48 semester hours. Participation in conduct
of actual criminal legal matters as an intern supervised by member of a
state attorney or public defender's office. Two of the six credits will be
graded, the remaining four awarded on a Satisfactory (S), Unsatisfactory
(U) basis. (Summer Criminal Clinic is graded on an S/U basis only.)
Enrollment by application prior to pre-registration.
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: ADVERSARY SYSTEM-LAW 6112
Credits: 3. Covers commencement of formal criminal proceedings; bail,
the decision to prosecute, the grand jury, the preliminary hearing, venue,
joinder and severance, and speedy trial. Trial concerns such as guilty pleas,
discovery, jury trial, prejudicial publicity, professional ethics and double
jeopardy are also considered. Credit for this course precludes credit for
Criminal Procedure Survey (LAW 6930).
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: POLICE AND POLICE
PRACTICES-LAW 6111
Credits: 3. Police as a social institution, including personnel, bureaucratic
structure and incentives. Also covers police practices such as arrest, search,
seizure, wiretapping, eavesdropping, use of informers, entrapment, con-
fessions and lineups. Credit for this course precludes credit for Criminal
Procedure Survey (LAW 6930).
ECONOMICS OF THE FAMILY-LAW 6930
Credits: 3. Prerequisite: Perspectives on the Family (LAW 6930) or
Family Law (LAW 6710). Income Tax recommended. Covers theories of
alimony, child support, and equitable disposition of property at divorce,
valuation and distribution of pensions and other complex assets, child
support in marital and non-marital contexts, taxation and economic
policy, family and work issues, and income supports for poor and work-
ing families. Students will complete exercises in applying state family laws
and federal tax laws.
EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION-LAW 6930
Credits: 2 or 3. An examination of various laws prohibiting discrimina-
tion in employment, with particular emphasis on federal law.
EMPLOYMENT LAW-LAW 6930
Credits: 3. This course is an introduction to and survey of principal
statutes and common-law doctrines governing the workplace and rela-
tionships between employers and employees. Typical topics covered may
include the at-will doctrine, developing exceptions to the at-will doctrine,
employment discrimination, conditions of employment, aspects of labor
law, hiring, firing and other topics.
ENGLISH LEGAL HISTORY-LAW 6220
Credits: 2. Emphasis on the history of English law from the Conquest:
the feudal society; the growth of constitutional concepts and the limits
on public order; the origins of the central courts and the elaboration of
the judicial system; the history of the jury and of equity; the prerogative
courts; and a brief consideration, time permitting, of the distribution of
English Law.
ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION-LAW 6930
Credits: 2. Prerequisites: Natural Resources Law (LAW 6472) or Environ-
mental Law (LAW 6471). Recommended: Administrative Law (Federal
or Florida); an Alternative Dispute Resolution Course. Teaches a variety


of traditional and non-traditional dispute resolution techniques and
skills that can be used to resolve environmental disputes. To illustrate the
utility of various dispute resolution techniques, three primary types of
environmental disputes will be used: (1) . .11 ..I to an environmental
rule; (2) ., I II ", to an environmental agency permitting decision; and
(3) an enforcement action for an environmental violation. Will explore
advantages and disadvantages of dispute resolution practices, includ-
ing judicial litigation, administrative litigation, mediation, negotiation
and legislatively-created dispute resolution techniques. Students will be
required to prepare for and participate in two "hands-on" exercises: a
mock administrative hearing on a [ ...... I. .11 and a mock media-
tion involving an environmental violation, and required to prepare legal
documents related to these exercises.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW-LAW 6471
Credits: 3 or 4. Introduction to modern environmental regulation and its
foundations, covering common law precursors to environmental law and
a survey of major regulatory issues and techniques, focusing on the Clean
Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Comprehensive
Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, with examples
drawn from other statutes such as the Clean Air Act.
ESTATE PLANNING-LAW 6450
Credits: 2 or 3. Prerequisites: Estates and Trusts (LAW 6430) and
pre- or co-requisite Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers (LAW 6620).
Recommended: Fiduciary Administration (LAW 6440). Using problems
as the primary means of instruction, will explore theories and skills
involved in estate planning process. Specific topics include: estate plan-
ning engagement; information gathering; estate analysis; identification of
client objectives; development of remedial and conventional estate plans;
and selection of fiduciaries. Students will complete an exercise in docu-
ment preparation in a transactional context.
ESTATES AND TRUSTS-LAW 6430
Credits: 3. Prerequisite: Property (LAW 5400). Registration preference
will be given to students in their third full semester. Topics covered
include intestate succession, gifts, execution of wills, creation of trusts,
charitable trusts, ademption and lapse, powers and appointment.
EVIDENCE-LAW 6330
Credits: 4. Prerequisite: Civil Procedure (LAW 5301). Registration prefer-
ence will be given to students in their third full semester. A study of the
law governing the proof of issues of fact before a judicial tribunal. Topics
covered may include judicial notice, presumptions, burden of proof,
hearsay, relevancy, testimonial proof, demonstrative and scientific proof,
documentary proof and privileged communications. Emphasis is placed
on the Federal Rules of Evidence.
EXTERNSHIPS-LAW 6930
Credits: 2-6. Maximum of six credits allowed for any combination of
externships. Educational field placements, commonly known as extern-
ships, give students the opportunity to gain practical experience, enhance
working knowledge of the law and develop professional contacts in the
field. Students work in selected agencies or organizations focused on a
particular legal field.
FAMILY LAW-LAW 6710
Credits: 3. (Not available to students who have taken Perspectives on the
Family/Law 6711.) Nature of contract to marry and of marriage; requi-
sites for validity; annulment doctrines; divorce; causes, grounds, defenses,
jurisdiction; problems of the child; economic and tort relations between
spouses and parent and child.
FEDERAL COURTS-LAW 6302
Credits: 3. Prerequisite: Civil Procedure (LAW 5301). Recommended:
Constitutional Law (LAW 5501) and Constitutional Law II (LAW 6502).
Analysis of the federal judicial system and itsrelationship to the state's
judicial systems, including consideration of the applicable jurisdictional,
procedural and substantive law.
FIDUCIARY ADMINISTRATION I-LAW 6440
Credits: 3. Prerequisite: Estates and Trusts (LAW 6430). Problems and
the administration of decedents' estates and of noncommercial trusts,
probate procedure, powers of the fiduciary, compensation of fiduciaries
and their attorneys.
FIRST AMENDMENT LAW-LAW 6930
Credits: 2 or 3. Prerequisite: Constitutional Law (Law 5501). Analyzes
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restrictions on freedom of expression. Connections with larger issues of
tolerance and related principles of First Amendment law also pursued.
FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE LAW-LAW 6521
Credits: 2 or 3. Coverage of Florida Administrative Procedure Act (FAPA),
rule-making under the FAPA, decisions affecting substantial interests,
enforcement of agency action, judicial review under the FAPA, non-FAPA
judicial review, government in the sunshine and public records.
FLORIDA CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-LAW 6503
Credits: 2 or 3. Analysis of selected provisions of the Florida Constitu-
tion, with emphasis on recent decisions of the Florida Supreme Court;
analysis of current proposals for constitutional change.
FUTURE INTERESTS-LAW 6433
Credits: 2 or 3. Topics include protection of the family, termination of
trusts, classification of possessory and future interests, gifts to classes and
the Rule Against Perpetuities.
GENDER AND THE LAW-LAW 6238
Credits: 2 or 3. Discussion of selected legal topics exploring the perspec-
tive of women as the subject and object of law. Includes segments focus-
ing on women's explicit status, or lack of status, in the law, such as legal
disabilities of married women and the treatment of domestic violence; the
treatment of legal areas historically and currently of particular interest to
women due to cultural norms of women's roles, such as family law, laws
governing sexuality and reproductive rights; the use of law to expand
women's rights and redefine women's roles, such as constitutional equality
doctrine and discrimination laws applying to employment and education;
and exploration of feminist jurisprudence, questioning whether our very
concepts of law, legal rules, legal structure, and legal analysis are defined
and shaped by gender.
HEALTH CARE FINANCE AND DELIVERY-LAW 6930
Credits: 2. Covers licensing of health professionals, quality control
of health care institutions, health care cost and access, private health
insurance and managed care, public health care programs, professional
relationships in health care enterprises, fraud and abuse.
HISTORY OF WOMEN IN THE LAW- LAW 6930
Credits: 3. Offers a close, analytical study of issues in women's history and
the law by introducing important developments in the law as it pertains
to women and women's status in England and America. Utilizes general
and specific historical studies; primary documents such as articles and
reports written during the period at issue; legislation and cases from the
relevant periods; and legislation, cases and articles of current interest
pertaining to the modern development of the relevant topics.
IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW-LAW 6211
Credits: 2 or 3. Current United States immigration and nationality law,
its history and constitutional, statutory and policy perspectives. Topics in-
clude administration by Immigration and Naturalization Service; source
and scope of congressional power; procedures for entry, exclusion, and
deportation; refugee and asylum law; immigration process reform propos-
als; undocumented migration; and acquisition and loss of citizenship.
INCOME TAXATION-LAW 6600
Credits: 3 or 4. Designed to teach the fundamentals of federal income
taxation in order to prepare students, as lawyers, to recognize and appreci-
are income tax consequences of transactions and events they encounter
in general practice of law. Students are introduced to essential legal skills
of learning to read and understand the language of statutes (the Internal
Revenue Code) as well as that of an administrative agency (the Internal
Revenue Service) and judicial interpretations of the statutes and agency
pronouncements. Students who wish to take additional courses in taxa-
tion should consider taking Income Taxation in their second year because
it is a prerequisite to all of the other income tax courses.
INCOME TAXATION OF ESTATES AND TRUSTS-LAW 6621
Credits: 2. Prerequisite: Income Taxation (LAW 6600). The general
practitioner frequently encounters problems relating to family income tax
matters and the use of custodial devices such as trusts, inter vivos or tes-
tamentary. This course addresses the income tax consequences of estates,
trusts and beneficiaries with a view to minimizing drafting blunders.
INDEPENDENT STUDY-LAW 6905
Credits: 1 or 2 per semester. Maximum credits allowed toward graduation
are 4. Open only to students who have completed three terms and who
are in good academic standing. An independent research project under


the supervision of a faculty member who has a special interest in the
area. The student must obtain the consent of the faculty member and
agreement on the number of credits to be awarded prior to registering for
this course. The project must include per credit reading and writing com-
ponents at least commensurate with those of a law school seminar, and
shall be graded pass/fail in accordance with general law school standards.
Independent studies cannot be used to fulfill the seminar requirement.
Interested students should obtain an Independent Study Template from
Student Affairs Office.
INSURANCE-LAW 6080
Credits: 2 or 3. Various forms of policies-such as Fire, Homeowners,
Automobile, Health and Accident, Floates; concepts of marketing, claims,
processing, and insurance institutions, principles of indemnity, risk trans-
ference, reasonable expectancies, and unconscionable advantages.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW-LAW 6570
Credits: 2 or 3. Students may not enroll in Intellectual Property Law
if they have already taken, or by the end of the semester in which they
would be enrolled in Intellectual Property Law will have taken, two or
more of the : II 11, courses: Copyright Law, Patent Law or Trademark
Law. A survey of the law of patents, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks
and unfair competition.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION-LAW 6930
Credits: 2. Prerequisite, at least one of the II ",, Intellectual Property
Law (LAW 6570), Copyright Law (LAW 6930), Patent Law (LAW
6930), or Trademark Law (LAW 6930). Overview of issues and strategies
in high-tech litigation, including discovery, use of technical experts, alter-
native dispute resolution, pretrial investigation, settlement negotiations
and trial.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS-LAW 6261
Credits: 2 or 3. Legal problems involved with commercial transactions
across borders, transfer of technology, and foreign investment. Explores
international documentary sales, letters of credit, bills of lading, inter-
national intellectual property, foreign direct investment issues including
risk analysis and the decision to invest, transfer pricing, currency controls,
company withdrawal, investing in developing nations, nations in transi-
tion, and economically integrated areas such as the NAFTA and the EU,
and resolution of international commercial and investment disputes.
INTERNATIONAL COURT ARBITRATION MOOT-LAW 6930
A co-curricular course designed to instruct students in the processes of in-
ternational commercial arbitration through participation in a world-wide
competition among over 150 law schools. In the Fall Semester, students
become familiar with the Vienna Convention on the International Sale of
Goods and write a brief for the claimant's position. Students also partici-
pate in an oral competition to determine who will represent the school in
Vienna. In the spring semester, students selected in the fall write a brief
for the respondent and prepare for the oral competition held in Vienna,
Austria, in April.
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW-LAW 6930
Credits: 3. Introduction to international protection of human rights, in-
cluding theoretical and practical aspects of human rights law, focusing on
international, regional and domestic law contexts. Particular attention is
given to procedures that characterize human rights mechanisms for both
prescribing and applying human rights precepts.
INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW-LAW 6574
Credits: 2 or 3. Prerequisite, at least one of the : II Intellectual
Property Law (LAW 6570), Copyright Law (LAW 6930), Patent Law
(LAW 6930), or Trademark Law (LAW 6930). A survey of the principal
multinational agreements relating to intellectual property, including the
Berne Convention, the TRIPs Agreement, the Patent Cooperation Treaty,
and the Paris and Madrid Conventions; how these agreements affect U.S.
domestic law; and some aspects of comparative intellectual property law.
INTERNATIONAL LAW-LAW 6260
Credits: 3. An introduction to international law as applied between na-
tions and in United States courts.
INTERNATIONAL LAW JOURNAL-LAW 6949
Credit: 1 per semester. Maximum credits allowed are three; third credit
only available to editors. Maximum credits allowed for any combination
of co-curricular activities (International Commercial Arbitration Moot,
Jessup Moot Court Team, Trial Team, Moot Court, Florida Law Review,
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and Journal ofLaw and Public Policy) are four. Research, writing, and
editorial work for the Florida Journal oflnternationalLaw. Limited to stu-
dents whose scholastic average meets the requirements for international
law journal work. Course is graded on a Satisfactory (S), Unsatisfactory
(U) basis. NOTE: Students who successfully complete an open writing
candidacy for the Florida Journal ofInternationalLaw, as certified by the
faculty adviser, may register for one credit of LAW 6949 retrospectively
in term of enrollment next succeeding term in which the candidacy was
completed.
INTERNATIONAL LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION-LAW
6265
Credits: 2 or 3. A consideration of several areas of dispute settlement and pro-
cedure when litigation and arbitration issues cross borders. Included is choice
of law and forum, service of process, jurisdiction, act of state, foreign state
immunity, proving foreign law, obtaining evidence from abroad, enforcement
of foreign judgments, arbitration, and enforcement of arbitral awards.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND ENVIRONMENT-LAW 6930
Credits: 2 or 3. Legal and policy issues raised by clashes between global
rules promoting free trade and domestic efforts to conserve natural
resources. The course explores the relationship between World Trade Or-
ganization rules reducing trade barriers and environmental treaties such as
the Endangered Species Convention that rely on these very trade restric-
tions to manage resources, as well as efforts by the North American Free
Trade Agreement and the Biodiversity Convention to reconcile the two
critical public policy objectives. Equips future lawyers with background
to advise how business strategies must account for both legal regimes.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW-LAW 6262
Credits: 2 or 3. Legal problems involved with the control of trade and
investment by national governments and multinational agreements. The
course explores obligations under the World Trade Organization and the
North American Free Trade Agreement, as well as U.S. trade law affecting
imports and exports of goods and services, including customs valuation
and classification, government procurement and subsidy, dumping and
safeguard actions. Also considered are U.S. laws governing international
economic boycotts and foreign corrupt payments.
INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING-LAW 6381
Credits: 2 or 3. Not available to students who have taken or are taking
Interviewing, Counseling, and Mediation (LAW 6387); or Interviewing,
Counseling, and Negotiation (LAW 6388). An examination of theories
and skills involved in interviewing clients and witnesses and counseling
clients. Readings, videotapes, role plays, and simulations will be used to
develop these theories and skills.
JESSUP MOOT COURT-LAW 6965
Credit: 1 per semester. Maximum credits allowed are three. Maximum
credits allowed for any combination of co-curricular activities (Interna-
tional Commercial Arbitration Moot, Jessup Moot Court Team, Trial
Team, Moot Court, Florida Law Review, Florida Journal of International
Law, Journal of Technology Law and Policy and Journal of Law and Public
S' are four. The University of Florida's Jessup Moot Court is the
course for which members and potential members of the Jessup team are
awarded credit. The team is a co-curricular, competitive arbitration orga-
nization that explores issues of public international law and international
humanitarian law. The team is run by students with faculty supervision
and involvement and collectively drafts competitive briefs and attends na-
tional and international competitions. The class functions as an extended
tryout, with guidance from the student chair of the Jessup team and from
the faculty advisors.The course is graded on a Satisfactory (S), Unsatisfac-
tory (U) basis. NOTE: Students who successfully complete a Moot Court
candidacy, as certified by the Moot Court faculty adviser, may register for
one credit of LAW 6965 retrospectively in the term of enrollment next
succeeding the term in which the candidacy was completed.
JOURNAL OFLAWAND PUBLIC POLICY-LAW 6526
Credit: 1 per semester. Three maximum credits allowed (third credit only
available to editors). Maximum credits allowed for any combination of
co-curricular activities (International Commercial Arbitration Moot,
Jessup Moot Court Team, Trial Team, Moot Court, Florida Law Review,
Florida Journal ofInternational Law, Journal of Technology Law and
Policy and journal ofLaw andPublic i i' are four. Research, writing,
and editorial work for the Journal ofLaw and Public Policy. Students in
good academic standing are eligible to apply during their third or fourth
semester. The course will be graded on a Satisfactory (S), Unsatisfactory


(U) basis. NOTE: Students who successfully complete an open writing
candidacy forfLPP, as certified by the]LPP faculty advisor, may register
for one credit of LAW 6526 retrospectively in the term of enrollment
next succeeding the term in which the candidacy was completed.
JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY LAW AND POLICY-LAW 6959
Credit: 1 per semester. Maximum credits allowed are three; third credit
only available to editors. Maximum credits allowed for any combination
of co-curricular activities (International Commercial Arbitration Moot,
Jessup Moot Court Team, Trial Team, Moot Court, Florida Law Review,
Florida Journal ofInternational Law, Journal of Technology Law and Policy
and Journal ofLaw and Public Policy) are four. Research, writing, and
editorial work for the Journal of Technology Law and Policy. Students in
good academic standing are eligible to apply during their third or fourth
semester. The course will be graded on a Satisfactory (S), Unsatisfactory
(U) basis. NOTE: Students who successfully complete an open writing
candidacy for TLP, as certified by the JTLP faculty advisor, may register
for one credit of Journal of Technology Law andPolicy (LAW 6959) retro-
spectively in the term of enrollment next succeeding the term in which
the candidacy was completed.
JURISPRUDENCE-LAW 5210
Credits: 3. A study of the relationships between the practical and theoreti-
cal dimensions of law and legal process; of the complexity composed of
legal, ethical and moral experience in light of historical and contemporary
sociolegal problems.
LABOR LAW-LAW 6540
Credits: 3 or 4. Exploration of the law governing employer-union-em-
ployee relations in the private sector. Topics include employee organiza-
tion, concerted activities, collective bargaining, and administration of
agreements, including arbitration.
LAND FINANCE-LAW 6421
Credits: 3. Prerequisite: Property (LAW 5401). A study of selected legal
problems related to developing and financing the development of real
property. Both the traditional mortgage arrangement and contemporary
alternative .: ... . t .t I. ,1 be considered.
LAND USE PLANNING AND CONTROL-LAW 6460
Credits: 3 or 4. Prerequisite: Property (LAW 5401). A study of the legal
aspects of the allocation and development of land resources; private
controls through covenants and easements; public regulation and control
through zoning and subdivision regulation; social, economic and political
implications of land regulations; eminent domain; selected current prob-
lems such as growth management, historic preservation, environmental
regulations, and urban development.
LAW AND ECONOMICS-LAW 6555
Credits: 2 or 3. Course considers the application of economic analysis to
a variety of areas of law, including contracts, torts, property, criminal law
and intellectual property. The appropriateness of economic analysis in these
contexts is evaluated in light of behavioral and moral considerations.
LAW PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND PRACTICAL
SKILLS-LAW 6930
Credits: 1. Students must be fourth-semester or later. Grades Pass/Fail.
Students must complete a class project. Course covers topics such as the
law firm as a business, practical skills in the practice of law, expanding
practice through client and professional development, and ethical and
professionalism responsibilities.
LAW AND PSYCHIATRY-LAW 6726
Credits: 2. Designed to cover issues concerning government efforts to
deprive the "mentally disabled" of liberty or property, as epitomized by
the criminal, civil commitment, and guardianship systems. It will attempt
to define "mental disability" as used for legal purposes and then examine
the extent to which mental health professionals are able to assist the legal
system in answering the questions posed by criminal, commitment and
guardianship law.
LAW OF THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE
AGREEMENT-LAW 6930
Credits: 2 or 3. Prerequisite: International Business Transactions or
International Trade Law must be taken prior to or concurrently with this
course. (A satisfactory substitute may be acceptable with permission from
the instructor.) Provides an in-depth analysis of the regional trade area of
most importance to the U.S., the NAFTA, through the study of its his-


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torical background; its impact in the areas of goods, services, investments,
intellectual property, dispute settlements, labor and the environment; and
an introduction to the ongoing process to develop a Free Trade Agree-
ment of the Americas (FTAA).
LAWREVIEW-LAW 6950
Credit: 1 per semester. Maximum credits allowed are three; third credit
only available to editors. Maximum credits allowed for any combination
of co-curricular activities (International Commercial Arbitration Moot,
Jessup Moot Court Team, Trial Team, Moot Court, Florida Law Review,
Florida Journal ofInternational Law, Journal of Technology Law and
Policy and journal ofLaw and Public Policy) are four. Research, writing,
and editorial work for Florida Law Review. Limited to students whose
scholastic average meets the requirements for law review work. The course
is graded on a Satisfactory (S), Unsatisfactory (U) basis. NOTE: Students
who successfully complete an open writing candidacy for Law Review, as
certified by the Law Review faculty adviser, may register for one credit of
LAW 6950 retrospectively in the term of enrollment next succeeding the
term in which the candidacy was completed.
LEGAL ACCOUNTING-LAW 6760
Credits: 2. Elements of accounting; interpretation of financial state-
ments and audit reports; accounting problems likely to arise in a lawyer's
practice. Designed for students with little or no accounting background.
Students with more than six semester hours of accounting courses must
seek special permission of the instructor.
LEGAL DRAFTING-LAW 6955
Credits: 2. Prerequisite: Passing grade in Appellate Advocacy (LAW
5793). Principles and practice of drafting legal documents, including
complaints and responses, contracts, and legislative and quasi-
legislative documents.
LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING-LAW 5792
Credits: 2. First half of a two-part course, both required for graduation.
Includes emphasis on basic legal research and writing legal memoranda.
Graded on a scale of Satisfactory (S), Honors (S+), or Unsatisfactory (U),
and must be completed with a grade of "S" or better even if this neces-
sitates repeating the course the II . ,
LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW, TAXATION AND FINANCE-
LAW 6531
Credits: 2 or 3. Examination of the substantive and procedural law of
local governments, including organization, powers, procedure, personnel,
and of financing sources, including state and local taxation, special assess-
ments, user fees and borrowing.
MEDIA LAW-LAW 6852
Credits: 2 or 3. Not available to students who have taken or are taking
Legal Problems of Mass Communications (LAW 6930). Focuses on bod-
ies of law regulating the gathering and dissemination of information by
the media, including constitutional, statutory, and common law. Specific
topics covered include defamation and privacy, liability for physical and
economic harms caused by the media, copyright, subpoenas and searches,
media access to information, and regulation of broadcasting. Special
attention given to the problem of regulating new technologies and to
adapting first amendment theory to deal with these.
MEDIATION AND OTHER DISPUTE RESOLUTION
PROCESSES-LAW 6383
Credits: 2 or 3. Not available to students who have taken or are taking Inter-
viewing, Counseling, and Mediation (LAW 6387); or Negotiation, Media-
tion, and Other Dispute Resolution Processes (LAW 6389). An exploration
of theories and skills involved in mediation and other dispute resolution
processes. Readings, videotapes, role plays, simulations and critical observa-
tion of mediations will be used to develop these theories and skills.
MEDIATION CLINIC-LAW 6940
Credits: 6. Participation in the delivery of actual mediation services under
supervision combined with instruction in mediation theory and skills,
including short role-plays, longer simulated sessions, and observations
of actual mediations. One-third of credits may be awarded on a letter-
grade basis at the option of the instructor. The remaining credits will be
awarded on a Satisfactory (S), Unsatisfactory (U) basis. Enrollment is
done by application prior to advanced registration. Students who have
taken civil or criminal clinic are eligible only if seats go unfilled.


MEDICAL MALPRACTICE-LAW 6930
Credits: 2. Addresses questions related to the tort liability of health care
professionals and institutional providers, including issues of negligent
medical treatment and failures to secure informed consent from patients
and research subjects.
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND THE LAW-LAW 6724
Credits: 2 or 3. Course considers the many ways our society manages
medical technologies (primarily pharmaceuticals and medical devices), in-
cluding direct federal regulation of research, development and marketing;
products liability doctrines affecting manufacturing, design, and labeling;
and the impacts of insurance systems and intellectual property regimes on
access and innovation.
MOOT COURT-LAW 6951
Credit: 1 per semester. Maximum credits allowed are three. Maximum
credits allowed for any combination of co-curricular activities (International
Commercial Arbitration Moot, Jessup Moot Court Team, Trial Team, Moot
Court, Florida Law Review, Florida Journal ofInternational Law, Journal of
Technology Law and Policy and Journal ofLaw and Public Policy) are four.
Advanced training in appellate practice, including both the briefing and
argument of cases on appeal through participation in appellate moot court
proceedings. The course is graded on a Satisfactory (S), Unsatisfactory (U)
basis. NOTE: Students who successfully complete a Moot Court candidacy,
as certified by the Moot Court faculty adviser, may register for one credit
of LAW 6951 retrospectively in the term of enrollment next succeeding the
term in which the candidacy was completed.
NATURAL RESOURCES LAW-LAW 6472
Credits: 3 or 4. A survey of law and policy related to management of
natural resources, including public and private lands and water, covering
the public trust doctrine, sovereign submerged lands, water law, the
National Environmental Policy Act, wetlands regulation, the Endangered
Species Act, and management of public lands.
NEGOTIATION-LAW 6385
Credits: 2 or 3. Not available to students who have taken or are taking
Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation (LAW 6388); or Negotiation,
Mediation and Other Dispute Resolution Processes (LAW 6389). Using
simulations and role plays, this course explores negotiation skills lawyers
employ in both transactional and dispute resolution contexts.
NEGOTIATION, MEDIATION AND OTHER DISPUTE
RESOLUTION PROCESSES-LAW 6389
Credits: 3 or 4. Not available to students who have taken or are taking
Mediation and Other Dispute Resolution Processes (LAW 6383), or
Negotiation (LAW 6385). A study of theories and skills involved in
negotiation, mediation, and other dispute resolution processes. Student
performances in role plays and simulations will be a primary means of
instruction.
PARTNERSHIP TAXATION-LAW 6616
Credits: 2 or 3. Prerequisite: Income Taxation (LAW 6600). A general
practitioner is likely to encounter many business enterprises (including
law firms) engaging in business in the form of a partnership. This course
addresses taxation of partnerships and tax consequences of partnership
formation or termination, distributions of money or property to partners,
and consequences of sale or exchange of a partnership interest or of the
death of a partner.
PATENT DRAFTING AND PROSECUTION I-LAW 6930
Credits: 2. Provides an overview of patent application preparation and
prosecution in the U.S. Parent and Trademark Office (USPTO); an in-
troduction to USPTO statutory administrative framework and operation;
and basic training in patent specification and claim drafting, as well as
prosecution strategy, philosophy and techniques.
PATENT DRAFTING AND PROSECUTION II-LAW 6930
Credits: 2. Prerequisite: Patent Drafting and Prosecution I. Explores
in detail strategies for drafting parent applications for high technology
inventions and/or cases involving complex legal issues. Specific topics
may include interference practice; a comparison of trade dress, trademark
and design patent protection; procedures for obtaining international pat-
ent protection; strategies for extending parent term; drafting of opinion
letters; notifying potential infringers and initiating infringement actions;
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PATENT LAW-LAW 6573
Credits: 2 or 3. Topics to be covered may include structure of the U.S.
Patent Act, conditions of patentability, claims drafting, amendment
and correction of patents, acts constituting infringement, property and
contract interests in patents, and litigation procedures including remedies
and defenses.
PAYMENT SYSTEMS-LAW 6020
Credits: 2 or 3. The study of the laws and regulations governing checks
and notes, the collection of checks in the banking system, electronic funds
transers, credit and debit cards, and other evolving payment systems.
PENSION AND EMPLOYEE BENEFIT LAW
- LAW 6930
Credits: 2 or 3. Introduces students to basics of federal pension law, includ-
ing employee benefit provisions of Internal Revenue Code and labor law
portions of ERISA (federal statute governing employer-provided plans).
Provides a basic overview of tax principles of deferred compensation and in-
troduction to the tax requirements for qualified pension plans. Also covers
the large body of federal case law addressing such issues as ERISA preemp-
tion of state law and its impact on employer-provided health benefits, age
and sex discrimination in pension benefits, and other issues.
PERSPECTIVES ON THE FAMILY-LAW 6711
Credits: 4. (Not available to students who have taken Family Law/Law
6710). Covers the law of the family, including cases, statutes and consti-
tutional precedents relating to marriage, divorce, non-traditional families,
child custody, child and spousal support, adoption and reproductive
technologies. Students will complete exercises in negotiation and drafting
of documents in a simulated family law transaction.
POVERTY LAW-LAW 6930
Credits: 3. Designed to enhance students' ability to address legal prob-
lems of the poor. Introduces some of the major benefits programs, com-
mon structures and issues in those programs, and policy debates about
the community's role in addressing problems of poverty. Cases delineating
clients' rights in government ..... II be studied. Students will
address whether lawyers have a special obligation to represent the poor,
and issues that arise in representing disadvantaged populations. Because
federal and state statutes governing benefits programs are often unwieldy,
students will be given practice in reading and interpreting these statutes.
PRODUCTS LIABILITY LAW-LAW 6702
Credits: 2. Prerequisites: Torts (LAW 5700). An analysis of modern prod-
ucts liability law, including policy goals, basis of liability, types of product
defects and role of user and plaintiff fault.
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE LEGAL
PROFESSION-LAW 6750
Credits: 3. Examines role of the individual lawyer and legal profession as
an entity in contemporary society. Topics include the role of the lawyer
as advocate, counselor and community leader; the ethical and moral
obligations of lawyers to their clients, other lawyers and society as derived
from general ethical and moral principles and as embodied in model rules
of the Code of Professional Responsibility; and problems encountered
in representing particular categories of clients, including corporations,
criminal defendants and indigents.
PROPERTY-LAW 5400
Credits: 4. The acquisition and possession of real and personal property;
estates in land; introduction to future interests; landlord and tenant;
survey of modern land transactions and methods of title assurance; ease-
ments; and licenses, covenants, and rights incident to land ownership.
RACE AND RACE RELATIONS LAW-LAW 6930
Credits: 2 or 3. Explores race relations and the law in two ways. First,
ways in which social, political and economic intercourse between races is
regulated by the law. In this vein, the course will consider statutes, regula-
tions and case precedents that prohibit discrimination in education, hous-
ing, public accommodations and voting. These aspects of positive law will
be studied in the context of the African-American historical experience.
i. 11. an examination of the policies and theories underlying ways
in which race is expressed in the legal system. Concepts such as "race,"
"racism," "colorblindness," and "equality" will be examined in light of the
civil rights movement and current critical race theory.


REGULATED INDUSTRIES-LAW 6552
Credits: 2 or 3. An examination of the legal and economic problems
when selected industries are subjected to varying forms of administra-
tive control; the public policy goals of regulation; the effectiveness
of the administrative process in furthering and balancing these goals;
and the extent to which principles of antitrust remain relevant and
operative in this area.
REMEDIES-LAW 6320
Credits: 2 or 3. Analysis and comparison of legal, equitable, statutory and
extra-judicial remedies. Coverage includes injury to business interests;
remedies available to vendor and vendee of real estate; restitution of
benefits conferred under unenforceable agreements; and remedies in
transactions induced by misrepresentation or mistake.
SALES-LAW 6010
Credits: 2 or 3. The law applicable to the sale of goods, including bulk
transfers, with emphasis on the legal devices utilized in the distribution
of such property.
SECURED TRANSACTIONS IN PERSONAL PROPERTY-
LAW 6051
Credits: 3. Credit for Debtor-Creditor Law (Law 6050) precludes additional
credit for this course. Selected problems in financing of security interests in
personal property, principally under Article Nine of the Uniform Commer-
cial Code. The course addresses the attachment and perfection of security
interests, their enforcement and priorities among competing interests.
SECURITIES REGULATION-LAW 6560
Credits: 3. Prerequisite: Corporations (LAW 6063). Examination of
controls and exemptions relating to the sale and distribution of securities
by corporations, underwriters and others, including scope of the securi-
ties laws, registration provisions, distribution and resale of restricted
securities, express and implied civil liabilities, secondary distributions and
tender offers. Issues will be analyzed in context of amended 1933/1934
federal statutes, and state Blue Sky laws.
STATE AND LOCAL TAXATION-LAW 6930
Credits: 2. This course explores economics and public finance that affect
individuals and businesses daily in a wide variety of ways. Study will in-
clude basic concepts of state and local taxation, and federal constitutional
considerations, generally from a broad, national perspective.
TAXATION OF GRATUITOUS TRANSFERS-LAW 6620
Credits: 2 or 3. Prerequisites: Estates and Trusts (LAW 6430) and Income
Taxation (LAW 6600). In addition to the income tax, taxes are imposed
upon the transfer of money or other property by gift, at death, and by
certain "generation skipping transfers." This course explores each of these
categories of taxes on gratuitous transfers of wealth, the interrelationships
with each other, and their role in estate planning.
TECHNIQUES OF GROWTH MANAGEMENT-LAW 6930
Credits: 2. This course will cover three of the more significant techniques
of managing growth: development exactions, impact fees, and transfer-
able development rights. The course will focus on the history of these
techniques, their current use, and the case law that has evolved. Primary
attention will be focused on the use of these techniques in Florida, but
not to the exclusion of those of other states.
TORTS-LAW 5700
Credits: 4. Civil liability for harm caused by wrongful acts that violate
non-contractual duties imposed by law. The course covers negligence and
other theories of liability as prescribed by the instructor.
TRADEMARK LAW-LAW 6576
Credits: 3. Covers trademark law, with some coverage of broader
unfair competition and false advertising issues. It is a combination
common law/statutory class, and will provide experience in interpret-
ing statutory language against a common law background. Specific
trademark issues include nature of trademark rights, violations of
trademark rights, defenses, remedies and selected procedural issues
that arise in trademark cases. The prosecution of trademark applica-
tions is not covered in any detail, but the statutory requirements and
benefits of registration are covered.
TRADEMARK PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE-LAW 6578
Credits: 2. Prerequisite: Intellectual Property Law (LAW 6570) or Trade-
mark Law (Law 6930). This course will focus on trademark practice,
including applications for registration, PTO office actions, inter parties


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proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, infringement
actions, maintenance of trademark rights, state registrations, assignments
and licenses.
TRIAL ADVOCACY-LAW 6361
Credits: 3. Prerequisite: Evidence (LAW 6330). Not available to students
who have taken Trial Practice (LAW 6363). Registration preference given
to sixth-semester students. A study of the trial process, including the law
relating to trials, trial tactics and trial techniques. Consists of two hours
of classroom/lecture presentations and a three-hour laboratory period
each week involving role-playing and critical evaluation of performance.
Letter grades may be given in lieu of Satisfactory (S), Unsatisfactory (U),
at the option of the instructor.
TRIAL PRACTICE-LAW 6363
Credits: 4. Prerequisite or concurrent: Evidence (LAW 6330). Not avail-
able to students who have taken Trial Advocacy (LAW 6361). Registra-
tion preference given to fifth and fourth semester students, in that order.
A study of the trial process, including law relating to trials, trial tactics,
and trial techniques. The first half consists of classroom work and a
weekly three-hour laboratory, involving role-playing and critical evalua-
tion. The second half consists of simulated trials and critical evaluation.
Mock trials are usually held on Saturday. Credit will be awarded on a
Satisfactory (S), Unsatisfactory (U) basis.
TRIAL TEAM-LAW 6366
Credits: 1 or 2 per semester. Students selected to participate in an inter-
school competition are eligible for two credits in the semester in which
the inter-school competition occurs. In all other circumstances, credit
will be limited to one credit per semester. Maximum credits allowed are
three. Maximum credits allowed for any combination ofco-curricular
activities (International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Jessup Moot
Court Team, Trial Team, Moot Court, Florida Law Review, Florida
Journal of International Law, Journal of Technology Law and Policy and
Journal of Law and Public i' are four. Advanced training in trial
practice, including the briefing and presentation of cases in the context


of mock trial competitions. The course will be graded Satisfactory (S),
Unsatisfactory (U).
UNFAIR COMPETITION-LAW 6930
Credits: 2 or 3. Recommended: Intellectual Property Survey or Trade-
mark Law. An overview of the law of unfair competition. Topics may
include trade secret law, both state and federal, civil and criminal; false
advertising and product disparagement; miscellaneous business torts;
idea law; cybertrespass; and right of publicity. (Course will not offer
comprehensive coverage of the law of trademarks, trade dress, antitrust or
consumer protection.) Students who take or have taken this course in ad-
dition to Patents, Trademarks and/or Copyright courses may not concur-
rently or subsequently enroll in the Intellectual Property Survey course.
WHITE COLLAR CRIME-LAW 6930
Credits: 2 or 3. Prerequisite: Corporations (LAW 6063). Using the
vehicle of federal investigation and prosecution of white-collar crime, this
course explores interplay of different fields of law and of legal standards
and administrative discretion-features common to many types of
transactional practice. Materials considered will be chosen from substan-
tive criminal law, criminal procedure, sentencing, administrative law,
evidence, corporate law, and professional responsibility. Topics considered
include entity criminal liability, substantive federal crimes (e.g., mail
fraud and RICO), grand jury investigations, administrative agency sub-
poena authority, parallel civil and criminal proceedings, application of the
self-incrimination and lawyer-client privileges, federal sentencing guide-
lines (for individuals and entities) and forfeitures. Considerable attention
will be given to Department of Justice policies and strategies utilized by
counsel representing witnesses, targets, and defendants.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND OTHER EMPLOYMENT
RIGHTS-LAW 6548
Credits: 2 or 3. Rights of employees and duties of employers under mod-
ern social programs, including workers' compensation, wage and hour
regulations, Social Security, old age, disability and medical problems and
anti-discrimination laws.


CONDUCT STANDARDS


COLLEGE OF LAW HONOR SYSTEM
"My word must be good not for moral reasons, but because society presupposes that there are mutual obligations on the part of its members, I do my work on the
condition that another does likewise. If I break my word, I break the very contract of society and not only hurt a particular person but the community..."
Herbert Marcuse, Reason and Revolution


Approved by Student Referendum and FacultyVote May 11, 1993;
Revised March 2000
I. Statement of Philosophy and Purpose
The Honor System at the University of Florida C 11 of Law, a
part of the University of Florida Student Conduct Code, represents
a commitment by students to adhere to the highest degree of ethical
integrity. The Honor System is based on the fundamental principle of
mutual trust trust among students, faculty and administrators that
individuals attending the C II of Law will not lie, cheat or steal. The
Honor System has been designed and implemented by the students
themselves, with faculty and administrative involvement, and has not
been imposed by the C II of Law or the University of Florida on
the students. Each student who joins the C II of Law community
becomes a part of the Honor System and is assumed to be trustworthy
unless and until proven otherwise.
Students at the C II of Law benefit from the Honor System
because teaching and learning flourish best in an environment where
mutual trust and respect form the bedrock of relationships within the
community. Simply put, a strong Honor System helps create a com-
munity in which students can maximize their intellectual and academic
potential. The Honor System reminds all members of the law school
community that success obtained through dishonest means is no suc-
cess at all.
Moreover, attendance at the University of Florida C II of Law is
every student's first step in becoming a member of the legal profession.
Essential to the II II of the legal profession is the presence of a
sense of honor and ethical integrity among its members. The Honor
System at the C II1 of Law is therefore an integral part of proper and
complete professional training.


The Honor System furthers the goal of the C II of Law to serve
the public and the profession by producing attorneys dedicated to pro-
moting justice, excellence and respect for the law. The success of the
Honor System depends upon the diligence with which members of the
C II of Law community ensure that they, as well as others, uphold
the letter and spirit of the Honor Code. All suspected Honor Code
violations shall be reported to a member of the Honor Committee
so that appropriate action can be taken. Failure to report a suspected
violation of the Honor Code shall be considered a non-prosecutable
dishonorable act, unless that information is otherwise privileged.
The Honor System of the University of Florida C II of Law
is made up of four parts: the Honor Code, the description of the
Administering Bodies, the Enforcement Procedures, and the Sanction-
ing Guidelines.
II. The Honor Code
A. The Student's Commitment.
The Honor Code is an undertaking of the students at the C II
of Law, individually and collectively:
1. that they will not lie, cheat or steal; and
2. that they will not seek to gain an advantage over fellow students
or avoid academic requirements through deceitful or illicit
means.
B. Criteria. Three criteria determine whether an honor offense has
been committed:
1. Act. Was the act committed?
2. Intent. Was the act committed with purpose or knowledge?
3. Seriousness. By tolerating the act, would the community of trust be
sufficiently impaired to warrant punishment under the Honor Code?
C. Jurisdiction. This Honor Code shall have exclusive jurisdiction

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over all honor 11 .11 I 11. committed by law students within
the C II of Law. For the purposes of this Honor Code, honor
offenses are limited to acts -: .11I.. . in the general rubric of
"academic dishonesty."
D. Examples. The: II ,,, I, i of examples of conduct that would
violate the Honor Code. This list is for purposes of illustration only,
and is expressly not intended to be comprehensive of conduct violating
the Code. In all cases, the jurisdiction of the Honor Code extends only
to violations falling within the general rubric of academic dishonesty.
1. Having another student sign an attendance sheet or signing an
attendance sheet for an absent student in circumvention of the
standards set by the professor.
2. Lying to a professor about a reason for a classroom absence or
late paper.
3. Falsifying information on a resume.
4. Working with another student on a take-home test or writing
project when prohibited by the professor.
5. Looking at another student's answers during an examination for
the purpose of taking advantage of that student's work.
6. Bringing unauthorized materials into an examination room.
7. Giving another student unauthorized assistance during an
examination.
8. Writing an assigned paper for another student.
9. Taking a book from the library without checking it out.
10. Unauthorized taking of academic material from any university
facility or office.
11. Unauthorized taking of academic material from any professor
or student.
12. Plagiarism: Relying on another's work without giving proper
credit.
13. Handing in a paper written by another student or purchased or
obtained from another source and representing it as one's own.
14. Checking out a library book, removing a library book from
the shelves, or tearing pages out of a library book, in order to
prevent access to information by fellow students.
15. Seeking to register for courses prior to one's allotted time with-
out permission or authorization.
16. Receiving unauthorized assistance while competing for a place
with a co-curricular organization, such as Law Review, Moot
Court or Trial Team.
17. Conspiring to commit an honor offense.
II. Administering Bodies
A. The Honor Committee.
1. Purpose. The Honor Committee shall administer the Honor
System at the C II of Law. Members of the committee
shall be involved in the initial evaluation of all 11 '... of
Honor Code violations. In addition, the Honor Commit-
tee shall be vested with the power to propose amendments to
the Honor System to the law school community. In order to
become effective, amendments to the Honor Code must be
approved by majority votes of the law school faculty and the law
school student body. Amendments so approved will operate as
recommendations to the University of Florida Office for Student
Services. They shall become effective upon the completion of
any and all appropriate administrative proceedings.
Finally, the Honor Committee may from time to time issue
written advisory opinions, subject to review of University of
Florida's General Counsel, interpreting the Honor Code in light
of .11 .. . of Honor Code violations that come before it.
2. Jurisdiction. If a matter is referred to the Honor Committee
which is outside the jurisdiction of this Honor Code, the com-
mittee shall refer the matter to the University of Florida.
3. Composition. The Honor Committee shall be comprised of 14
voting members, and one ex-officio member as follows:
a. Students. Eleven law students. Two representatives from each
of the second though sixth semester classes, and one represen-
tative from the LL.M. in Tax Program.
b. Faculty. Two faculty members.
c. Administration. Either the Associate Dean for Students or the
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.
d. Office of Student Judicial Affairs. One non-voting ex-officio
representative from the Office for Student Judicial Affairs.
4. Honor Committee Membership.
a. Students. In order to obtain a representative body, the student
members of the committee shall come from different entering
classes. Accordingly, each entering class shall hold elections for
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two committee members at the end of their first semester and
again for two committee members at the end of their third full
semester. Students shall be eligible for election if they meet
university requirements for participation in campus
activities.
A student shall be considered a member of that student's
class of entry into the C II of Law for purposes of voting
and representation 11 of whether the student accelerates
or delays graduation. Students elected in their first semester
shall serve a term of one year, beginning immediately upon
election and ending at the election one year hence. Students
elected in their third semester shall serve a term beginning
immediately upon election and ending at the Honor Commit-
tee election held during their graduating semester. Elections
shall be held each semester in coincidence with the John
Marshall Bar Association (JMBA) elections. If a student fails
to complete the student's term, the Honor Committee shall
accept applications from that student's class and appoint a rep-
resentative by a majority vote of the committee. The appointed
student shall serve until the next election when that class shall
elect a representative to serve out the remainder of the vacated
seat's term.
b. Faculty. The Dean of the C II o of Law shall appoint two
faculty members to the Honor Committee for two-year terms,
with one term expiring each year. No faculty member shall
serve more than two terms consecutively.
c. Administrative Member. The Associate Dean for Students shall
serve as the Administrative Member. If the Associate Dean for
Students is unavailable to serve on the Honor Committee, the
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs shall serve.
d. Internal Positions. The Honor Committee shall elect from its
student members a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson to
serve an annual term. These elected officers will administer the
Honor System's daily affairs and one will serve on the Appellate
Board.
e. Voting. Each member of the committee, except for the ex-offi-
cio member from the Office for Student Judicial Affairs, shall
have full and equal voting rights.
5. Removal of Honor Committee Members.
a. Automatic Removal. Any student member of the Honor
Committee who is found guilty of an offense under this
Honor Code shall be automatically removed from office and
precluded from seeking a position on the Honor Committee
in the future.
b. Removal for Cause. The Honor Committee may remove a
committee member by a 2/3 vote for good cause shown.
B. Recusal Policy. If a member of the Honor Committee has a conflict
of interest at any time during the consideration of an .11 1 I. .
offense, that member shall refuse to act in the proceeding in order
to avoid any impropriety, either actual or perceived. A conflict of
interest arises when a person has an interest in the honor proceed-
ing that would render the person incapable of making an objective
judgment. If a committee member fails to withdraw, the participa-
tion of that member may be I .11 .. 1 ; follows:
1. Student C 1. .11 ... The accused may request the recusal of any
Honor Committee member on the grounds of conflict of inter-
est. Upon a student request, the Chairperson shall call for a vote
of all disinterested committee members, excluding the I. 11 1
member, to determine whether to recuse the I. .11 i. .. ... her;
2. Intra-Committee C 1, 11 Any member of the Honor Com-
mittee may request that the Chairperson call a vote to recuse any
other member of the committee on the grounds of conflict of
interest; and
3. Administrative Member. If the Administrative Member has a
conflict of interest, he or she shall recuse himself or herself from
the Probable Cause Subcommittee and shall appoint one of the
two voting faculty members on the Honor Committee as his or
her replacement for the duration of the case.
C. The Student Honor Court.
1. The Student Honor Court is an existing body within the Uni-
versity of Florida community that is vested with the power to
i, i' .. II .11 c 1 ... .. 1 ;i of the university's "Academic Hon-
esty Guidelines." The Honor Court is based upon the American
adversary system, with a full and fair trial before a jury of one's
peers. The make-up and procedures of the Student Honor Court
are described more fully in "The Student Honor Court Rules of










Procedure."
2. The Student Honor Court shall hear cases I .. I ~
violations of the C II o of Law Honor Code referred to it by
members of the Honor Committee. When adjudicating law
school cases, the Student Honor Court shall function as presently
described in "The Student Honor Court Rules of Procedure,"
except as modified in paragraph IV.D.2. of this Honor Code.
D. Confidential Honor Proceedings.
1. Oath. Every member of the C II o of Law Honor Committee
shall take an oath of confidentiality. By the oath, the members
of the committee are bound not to disclose information if that
disclosure would be in violation of law. The purpose of the oath
is to protect the privacy of the accused student.
2. Honor Files. All materials and files collected by the Honor Com-
mittee and the Honor Court relating to the investigation and
reporting of a suspected honor offense shall be kept confidential.
The contents of such files shall not be disclosed if that disclosure
would be in violation of law. All official files shall be kept at the
University of Florida Office for Student Judicial Affairs. A copy
of all official files shall be kept by the C II of Law Dean's
Office.
E. Appellate Board.
1. Purpose. The Appellate Board shall hear all appeals from judg-
ments of conviction and recommended sanctions II ... ...
honor adjudication. In all cases, the Appellate Board shall review
recommended sanctions and make the final decision regarding
the imposition of sanctions, subject only to a final appeal.
2. Composition. The Appellate Board shall consist of three mem-
bers: the Chairperson of the C II o of Law Honor Committee,
or, in the Chairperson's absence, the Vice-Chairperson; the Dean
of the C II of Law, and the Dean of the Office for Student
Services.
IV. College of Law Honor System Procedures
A. Reporting Suspected Violations. All suspected violations of the
Honor Code shall be reported to a member of the Honor Commit-
tee. Any member of the Honor Committee receiving such a report
shall immediately notify the Chairperson or, if the Chairperson is
unavailable, the Vice-Chairperson.
B. Rights of the Accused.
1. Immediate Notification. The accused shall have the right to
immediate notification when accused of an honor offense.
a. Except as provided in section b., the accused shall be notified
by the probable cause subcommittee immediately upon its
formation.
b. If a student is accused of an honor offense during the examina-
tion period, the probable cause subcommittee has the discre-
tion whether or not to notify the student until the student has
completed all exams. The student shall be notified immediately
upon the completion of exams and before graduation exercises.
2. Speedy Adjudication. The accused shall have the right to a speedy
adjudication. A speedy adjudication means an Honor Court trial
or Honor Committee I ...... commence with due speed to
ensure a fair hearing. Although examination periods, holidays,
vacation periods, and breaks between semesters impact the sched-
uling of the case, the guidelines for adjudication are:
a. the accused shall be charged within fifteen calendar days (or as
soon as reasonably possible thereafter) from the date which the
.1 1 .i 1 i is reported to the Honor Committee;
b. the Honor Court trial, or Honor Committee hearing as pro-
vided in paragraph (4)(d)3., shall commence no longer than
sixty calendar days after the formation of the probable cause
subcommittee or as soon as reasonably possible thereafter; and
c. the trial or ...... II .11 be completed as quickly as possible in
order to achieve a fair and just result.
3. Presentation of Evidence. The accused shall be entitled to have evi-
dence presented to the probable cause subcommittee. The accused
shall submit this evidence to the probable cause investigator, who
shall then present that evidence to the probable cause subcom-
mittee for consideration in making its determination of probable
cause.
C. Probable Cause Subcommittee. The Chairperson or Vice-Chairper-
son shall select two disinterested student members from the Honor
Committee to join the Administrative Member to form a Probable
Cause Subcommittee to consider the matter. The Chairperson or
Vice-Chairperson shall select one of the members of the Prob-
able Cause Subcommitee to act as Chief Investigator. The Chief


S.. .. I. II .11 notify the accused, and assign investigative roles
and duties to the remaining members of the Probable Cause Sub-
committee. The evidence collected shall be shared at the probable
cause meeting and then all three members shall vote on the issue of
probable cause.
1. Probable Cause Defined. Probable cause is defined as sufficient
evidence to cause a reasonable person to believe that the accused
committed the offense.
2. Probable Cause Investigation. The Probable Cause Subcom-
mitee shall begin the investigation immediately upon formation.
During the investigation, the Chief ... 1 I. I11 inform the
accused of their right to remain silent and warn that anything
said can be used against the accused at later honor proceedings.
The Chief .. ..- I II then proceed to solicit evidence from
the accused.
3. Ex-Officio Member. The Probable Cause Subcommittee shall
notify the Ex-Officio Member of the investigation before making
a determination of probable cause.
4. Finding of Probable Cause. Probable cause shall be found upon
a unanimous vote of the Probable Cause Subcommittee. The
Chief :.. I.c ., I. 1. I notify the accused of the finding of the
Subcommittee regarding probable cause and if probable cause
should be found, alert the accused to the three options available
for adjudication listed in the: II
D. Student Options for Adjudication. Upon a finding of probable
cause, the student shall have three options: (1) pleading guilty
and proceeding to sanctioning; (2) denying guilt and requesting
adjudication by the Honor Court; (3) denying guilt and requesting
an Honor Committee hearing.
1. Pleading Guilty. Upon a plea of guilty, the case shall move
directly to a sanctioning hearing by three members of the Honor
Committee selected in accordance with paragraph (4)(d)3. Dur-
ing this sanctioning hearing, the guilty student shall have the
right to present any mitigating circumstances for the consider-
ation of the sanctioning panel. This sanctioning panel will then
determine a sanction and recommend it to the Appellate Board
for final judgment.
2. Honor Court for Adjudication. If the student chooses Honor
Court adjudication, the Honor Court 1i... I. .11 be inves-
tigated and prosecuted in a manner identical to all other Honor
Court proceedings, except:
a. C II of Law Honor Code Applied. The Chancellor or Vice
Chancellor of the Honor Court shall apply the C II 1 of Law
Honor Code and University of Florida Academic Honesty
Guidelines at trial.
b. Jury. The jury shall consist of the accused's peers. Accordingly,
the jury shall consist of four disinterested law students and
two disinterested graduate students from other schools at the
University of Florida. In either case, the jury shall be selected
through voir dire and it shall be impartial.
c. Investigators. Investigators assigned to C II of Law honor
offenses shall be law s i 1 ...I .1 1 i. . the Honor Court
may accept the investigative report volunteered to them by the
Honor Committee.
d. Sanctioning Body. The Chancellor of the Honor Court (or
Vice-Chancellor, if the Vice-Chancellor presided over the trial)
together with two members of the Honor Committee, exclud-
ing any members of the concerned Probable Cause Subcom-
mittee, shall determine the sanction of a law student convicted
of an honor offense. This sanction shall be recommended to
the Appellate Board pending appeal and final judgment.
3. Honor Committee Hearing. If the student chooses a hearing by
the C II of Law Honor Committee, the case shall be heard
by three voting members of the Honor Committee, excluding
any members of the Probable Cause Subcommittee, whom the
Chairperson shall choose by random method. At least a major-
ity of this hearing panel shall be student members. In order to
assure impartiality in case of an appeal, the Chairperson shall not
participate in these hearings.
a. Procedure. The Honor Committee ..... II11 be a formal
hearing as provided for in the Student Conduct Code within
the University of Florida Rules and Procedures. The accused
student may have an advisor present; however, only the
accused shall speak on the accused's behalf at the hearing.
b. Standard of Proof. In order to sustain a conviction, a majority
of the hearing panel must have a reasonable belief based on the
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evidence submitted of the guilt of the accused.
c. Sanctioning. Upon a finding of guilt, the hearing panel shall
determine an appropriate sanction in accordance with the
sanctioning guidelines. This hearing panel shall recommend
this sanction to the Appellate Board for final judgment.
E. Appeals Process. A student convicted of an Honor Code violation has
the right to appeal the judgment of conviction and sanction to the
Appellate Board. A student who pleads guilty may appeal the sanc-
tion to the Appellate Board. If the Honor Committee Chairperson is
recused, the Vice-Chairperson shall preside. The Appellate Body shall
I, .1i ...I 1 .i. I,, i,; of the Honor Court jury or the Honor
Committee unless they are clearly erroneous.
1. Time Limitation on Appeals. All appeals must be presented in
writing to the Chairperson of the Honor Committee within five
days after sanction has been imposed.
2. Final Appeal. A final appeal may be made to the Vice President
for Student Affairs of the University of Florida within five days of
being notified of the Appellate Board's decision.
E Substantial New Evidence. Substantial new evidence is defined as
evidence that was not available to the accused during the original
adjudication with the exercise of reasonable diligence. If at any time
subsequent to an honor offense conviction, a convicted student
discovers "substantial new evidence," the convicted student may
petition the appellate board to determine whether further proceed-
ings are warranted.
G. Voluntary Withdrawal. If an accused withdraws from the C II
of Law after a Probable Cause Subcommittee has been convened
to investigate the accusation and prior to a determination of the
existence of probable cause or the ultimate determination of guilt
or innocence, the : II will take place:
1. Records i .. i The accused's transcript and registration shall
be I ... 1 in accordance with university procedures. A copy of
the : .. 1 transcript shall be kept in the Dean's Office at the
C II of Law.
2. Investigation Completed. The investigation into the accusation
shall continue until all available evidence is collected and any
witness testimony is recorded under oath in preparation for
adjudication. Once the investigation is completed, the proceed-
ing shall be stayed and files stored in accordance with paragraph
(3)(d)2. of this Honor Code.
V. Sanctioning Guidelines
A. General Sanctions. The sanctioning body shall have full range
of sanctioning authority from issuing an official reprimand to
expulsion. The: II1 .... 1 .. reflect the minimum penalty
the C II of Law community shall impose when a fellow student
breaches the Honor Code.
1. Records -i ... i conviction for violating the C II of Law
Honor Code shall be made a permanent part of a student's
academic records at the Dean's Office at the University of Florida
C II of Law. The central records of the University of Florida
shall be I ... 1 ... accordance with university procedure.
2. Bar Notification. The Honor Committee shall direct that the
appropriate state and federal bar associations) are notified of all
Honor Code convictions.
3. Reprimand. With the exception of those students who are
expelled, suspended or placed on conduct probation, every stu-
dent convicted of an honor offense shall receive a reprimand.
B. Specific Sanctions. If a student is convicted of the : II1
offenses, the C II of Law sanctioning body shall recommend
the specific sanctions listed below. However, upon a finding of
extraordinary circumstances, the sanctioning body may diverge
from the guidelines in order to best serve justice in the particular
case. Extraordinary circumstances include, but are not limited to, a
situation where the accused has come forward with a conscientious
admission.
1. Academic Work. If a conviction involves cheating on a graded
assignment, the convicted student shall receive a failing grade in
the course.
2. Co-Curricular Competitions. If a conviction involves a co-cur-
ricular competition, the convicted student shall be disqualified
from the competition and from future membership in the
specific co-curricular organization. Depending on the severity of
the offense, the student may be prohibited from participating in
other co-curricular competitions as well.
3. Career Placement. If a conviction involves career placement, the


convicted student will forfeit all future rights to participate in
on-campus law school interviews.
4. Restitution. If the University of Florida has incurred any mon-
etary loss as a result of an Honor Code violation, the convicted
student shall be required to make full restitution.
C. Optional Sanctions. The sanctioning body may recommend any
of the sanctions listed below in addition to the sanctions listed in
Sections (a) and (b) above when the offense warrants further or
more specific sanctions. The sanctioning body shall strive to tailor
the sanctions to fit the offense.
1. Expulsion. If a conviction warrants, or if a student has a prior
conviction, the student may be expelled from the University of
Florida.
2. Suspension. If a conviction warrants, or if a student has a prior
conviction, the student may be suspended from the University
of Florida. Suspension may be for no shorter than the remainder
of a contemporaneous semester and may be for no longer than
three years.
3. Conduct Probation. If a conviction warrants, the student may
be placed on conduct probation as defined in the University
of Florida Student Conduct Code. The sanctioning body shall
recommend the length of conduct probation it deems appropri-
ate in each case.
4. Law Library Privileges. If a conviction warrants, the convicted
student may forfeit the right to use library reserve materials
unless the materials are required by a professor.
5. Clinical Programs. If a conviction warrants, the convicted stu-
dent may forfeit the right to participate in professional clinics.
6. Co-curricular activities. If a conviction warrants, the convicted
student may forfeit the right to participate in co-curricular
activities.
7. Reduction of Registration Priority. If a conviction warrants, the
convicted student may be assigned the last registration time-slot
for the convicted student's class.
8. Educational Sanctions. The sanctioning body may require the
convicted student to attend counseling, seminars, or other appro-
priate educational programs.
9. Community Service. The sanctioning body may require the
convicted student to devote a specified number of hours to com-
munity service activities.
D. Mitigating/Aggravating Factors. The sanctioning body shall
consider the: II ,, factors in prescribing a sanction in order to
assure that the sanction fits the offense:
1. Conscientious Admission. A student who voluntarily admits a
mistake, before gaining any knowledge that someone else may
suspect that student of an honor offense, shall be entitled to have
this admission considered as a mitigating factor upon sanction-
ing. This is because a student who has the courage and integrity
to come forth with a goodfaith admission has reaffirmed a
personal commitment to honor.
Any student interested in making a conscientious admission
should contact an Honor Committee member immediately. After
discussing the matter with the committee member, the student
should prepare a written statement fully acknowledging any and
all dishonest acts the student has performed during the particular
incident in question, and should have all parties affected by the
student's actions sign and date the document. The statement
should include a clause attesting to the fact that the student
admitted the acts before being approached by anyone concern-
ing the matter. Any member of the Honor Committee contacted
by a student wishing to make a conscientious admission shall
immediately notify the Chairperson or, if the Chairperson is
unavailable, the Vice-Chairperson.
2. Prior Convictions. Prior convictions under the Honor Code shall
be considered as aggravating factors during sanctioning.
E. Victim's Rights. The involved faculty member or student or other
victim shall have the right to appear before the sanctioning body
and present information concerning the appropriate sanction.
E Other jurisdictional Sanctions. Each student's actions are also sub-
ject to federal, state, and local laws which are beyond the jurisdic-
tion of the C II of Law.


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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT


Introduction
Students enjoy the rights and privileges that accrue to membership in
a university community and are subject to the responsibilities which ac-
company that membership. In order to have a system of effective campus
governance, it is incumbent upon all members of the campus community
to notify appropriate officials of any violations of regulations and to assist
in their enforcement. All conduct regulations of the university are printed
and made available to all students as part of the Florida Administrative
Code and are applicable upon publication in The Independent Florida
SI the University Catalog, or any reasonable means of notification.
The purpose of the Code of Student Conduct is to set forth the specific
authority and responsibility of the university in maintaining social
discipline, to establish guidelines which facilitate a just and civil campus
community and to outline the educational process for determining
student and student organization responsibility for violation of university
regulations. This judicial process will follow established procedures for in-
suring fundamental fairness and an educational experience that facilitates
the development of the individual and of the organization.
Violations of the Code of Conduct
The II ,, violations of the Code of Student Conduct and
may result in sanctions being imposed on the offenders in accordance
with University of Florida Rule 6C1-4.015:1:
A. Furnishing false information to the university.
B. Forgery, alteration, misuse or failure to provide required infor
nation on university documents, records, or identification
cards.
C. Taking or unauthorized use, possession or destruction of public or
private property or services or acts committed with disregard ofpos
sible harm to such property or services.
D. Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys or access cards
to any university premises or services.
E. Unauthorized entry into, on, or use of university premises.
E Failure to comply with lawful directives of university officials or law
enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties.
G. Disruption of normal operations of the university and infringement
on rights of other members of the university community in viola
tion of the Demonstration Policy of the university.
H. Failure to comply with any university rule or regulation, including,
the Alcoholic Beverage Rule, 6C1-2.019 F.A.C.
I. Violations of the University of Florida Division of Housing rules
and regulations.
J. Action which interferes with or obstructs the student judicial
process, including failure to appear at a hearing, failure to testify at
a hearing, violating and/or failure to complete judicial sanctions.
Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to compel self-in
crimination.
K. Possession, use or delivery of controlled substances as defined in
Chapter 893, Florida Statutes.
L. Iil I or unauthorized possession or use of firearms, explosives, am
munition, fireworks, weapons (such as metallic knuckles, slingshot,
bows and arrows and switch blade knives) or other deadly weapons
or dangerous chemicals on university premises.
M. Actions which cause or attempt to cause a fire or explosion, falsely
reporting a fire, explosion or an explosive device, tampering with
fire safety equipment or failure to evacuate university buildings dur
ing a fire alarm.
N. Hazing, defined as an act which recklessly or intentionally endangers
the mental or physical health or safety of a person, for the purpose of
initiation or admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for the
continued membership in a group or organization.
O. Violation of any municipal or county ordinance, law of the State of
Florida, or law of the United States.
P. Ticket Scalping, i.e., II tickets to any University of Florida
function or event being held or to be held on the University of
Florida campus, for more than $1 over the original price.
Q. Conduct which is disorderly, lewd, or indecent; breach of peace; or
disrupting or interfering with the lawful administration or functions
of the university or procuring another person to participate in
such conduct on university premises or at functions sponsored by,
sanctioned by, or participated in by the university.
R. Actions which are committed with disregard of the possible harm to
an individual or group, or which result in injury to an individual or
group, including physical or sexual assault and relationship/domes-
tic violence. This includes threats or acts to self, including but not


limited to threats of suicide or suicide attempts.
S. Acts of verbal or written abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment,
coercion and/or other conduct which creates an intimidating,
hostile or offensive working or educational environment, including
racial and sexual harassment and .11 -..
T. Any action without authorization from the university which does or
causes to access, use, modify, destroy, disclose or take data, programs
or supporting documents residing in or relating in any way to a uni-
versity computer, computer system or computer network or causes
the denial of computer system service to an authorized user of such
a system. Any violation of university acceptable use policy.
U. Failure to comply with Academic Honesty Guidelines, 6C-4.017.

Off-Campus Conduct
When a student violates city, state or federal law, by an offense commit-
ted off the campus and which is not associated with a university-connected
activity, the disciplinary authority of the university will not be used merely
to duplicate the penalty awarded for such an act under applicable ordinances
and laws. The university will take disciplinary action against a student for
such an off-campus offense only when it is required by law to do so or when
the nature of the offense is such that in the judgement of the Director of
Student Judicial Affairs, the continued presence of the student on campus
is likely to interfere with the educational process or the orderly operation
of the university; the continued presence of the student on campus is likely
to endanger the health, safety, or welfare of the university community, or is
intimidating or threatening to another individual within the university com-
munity; or the offense committed by the student is of such a serious nature as
to adversely affect the student's suitability as a member of the university com-
munity. If the Director of Student Judicial Affairs determines that disciplinary
action is warranted, the Director of Student Judicial Affairs shall so notify
the student in accordance with Rule 6C1-4.016. The action of the university
with respect to any such off-campus conduct shall be taken independently of
any off-campus authority (University of Florida Rule 6C1-4.018.)

Grievance Procedure for Non-Academic Problems
The University of Florida is committed to a policy of .1....c II
members of the university community fairly in regard to their personal
and professional concerns. To ensure that each law student is given
adequate opportunity to bring complaints and problems of an academic
nature, exclusive of grades, to the attention of the University administra-
tion with the assurance that each will be given fair treatment, a formal
grievance procedure exists.
A grievance is defined as dissatisfaction occurring when a student
thinks that any condition affecting him or her is unjust or inequitable or
creates unnecessary hardship. Areas in which student grievances may arise
include sexual harassment, discrimination, and non-grade academic mat-
ters. As soon as a grievance issue arises, the student should speak with the
assistant dean for student affairs. In most cases the assistant dean along
with other law school administrators can work with the student and the
person causing the grievance to resolve the issue informally.
Students must first attempt to resolve the issue through the law
school. Only if the issue cannot be resolved may students contact the
ombudsman for an appointment. Documentation must be provided of
all formal actions taken to resolve the issue. The ombudsman for law
students is the associate dean of the Graduate School, 164 Grinter Hall,
392-6622. Questions regarding grades should be directed to the professor
initiating the grade.

FLORIDA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS
TECHNICAL STANDARDS
Essential Eligibility Requirements for the Practice of Law in Florida
1. Knowledge of the fundamental principles of the law and their application.
2. The ability to reason o,' -I. and accurately analyze legal problems.
3. The ability to and the likelihood that in the practice of law one will:
A. Comply with deadlines.
B. Communicate candidly and civilly with clients, attorneys, courts and
others.
C. Conduct financial dealings in a responsible, honest and trust
worthy manner.
D. Avoid acts that are II .I dishonest, fraudulent or deceitful.
E. Conduct oneself in accordance with the requirements of
applicable state, local and federal laws, regulations and
statutes; any applicable order of a court or tribunal; and the
Rules of Professional Conduct.


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INDEX


1L Shadow Program, 14
ABA Length of Study Rule, 8
Academic Advising, 13
Academic Calendar, i
Academic Correspondence, 13
Academic Documentation, 13
Academic Exclusions, 10
Academic Policies, 8
Academic Probations, 10, 13
Academic Success Program, 13
ADA Accommodations, 10
Administrative Affairs, 15
Admissions, 17
Alumni Affairs, 17
Annual Fund, 17
Application Amendments, 13
Association of American Law Schools, 14
Attendance, 8
Awards, 11
Bar Questions, 13
BookAwards, 11, 13
Buckley Amendment, 11
Capstone Colloquium, 4
Career Listserv, 14
Career Services, 14
CCE 18
CCS, 14
Center for American Law Studies at Warsaw
(Poland) University, 18
Center for Estate and Elder Law Planning, 4, 18
Center for Governmental Responsibility, 18
Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations, 19
Center on Children and Families, 18
Certificate in Family Law, 18
Certificate Program in Estates and Trusts
Practice, 18
Certificate Programs, 3
CGR, 18
Child Welfare Clinic, 18
Class Ranking, 11, 13
Clinic Faculty, 26
Clinic Selection, 13
Clinics, 18
Communications, 17
Comparative Law Program, 7
Computer Policy, 11
Conference on Legal and Policy Issues in the
Americas, 18
Conference Planning, 15
Confidentiality of Student Records, 11
Costa Rica Summer Program, 18
Counseling, 13
Course Descriptions, 28
Course Progression, 3
Criminal Clinic, 26
CSRRR, 19
Cum Laude, 11
Dean's Certificates for State Bars, 13
Dean's Office, 15
Departure, 10
Development, 17
Disability Resources, 9, 10, 17
Doctor of Juridical Science in Taxation, 7
Drop/Add Policies, 8, 13
Emeriti Faculty, 25
Employer Directories, 14
Employment, 12
Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate, 4
ESL Accommodations, 10
Estates and Trusts Practice Certificate, 4


Estates, Trusts and Elder Law Society, 20
Exam Numbers, 9
Exams, 9, 13
Exchange Programs, 13
Expenses, 12
Externships, 3, 14
Extracurricular Organizations, 20
Facebook, 13
Faculty Directory, 21
Faculty Support Team, 27
FAFSA, 12
Family Law Certificate, 5
Federal Loans, 12
Financial Information, 12, 13
FlaLaw, 17
Florida Journal ofInternational Law, 20
Florida Law Review, 20
Florida Tax Review, 7
Foreign Programs, 6
GPA, 9
Grade Distribution, 13
Grade Point Average, 9
Grades Online, 9
Grades, 9, 13
Graduate Course Option, 8
Graduate Tax Program, 7
Graduation Checks, 13
Graduation, 13
High Honors, 11
Highest Honors, 11
Historian, 19
Honors, 11
Human Rights and Peace Center, 19
ICAM, 20
Incomplete Grades, 9
Independent Study, 3
Institute for Dispute Resolution, 18
Institute for Human Rights, Peace and
Development, 19
Institute for Learning in Retirement, 18
Intellectual Property Law Certificate, 5
Interest on Trust Accounts, 18
International and Comparative Law Certificate, 6
International Commercial Arbitration Moot, 20
International Financial Crimes Studies Center, 19
International Programs, 6
International Tax Law, 7
Interviewing, 14
Introduction to Law School and the Profession, 13
IOTA, 18
Jessup Moot Court Team, 20
Job Search Counseling, 14
Joint Degrees, 7, 13
Journal ofTechnology Law and i 20
Judicial Clerkships, 14
Jury Duty, 8
Justice Campbell Thornal Moor Court Team, 27
Laptop Requirement, 11
Law Alumni Council, 16
Law Center Association, Inc. Board ofTrustees, 16
Lawton M. Chiles Legal Information Center, 16
Legal Drafting Faculty, 27
Legal Information Center, 16
Legal Research and Writing Faculty, 26
Legal Writing Workshops, 13
Letters of Good Standing, 13
Levin C II of Law Honor Code, 35
LIC, 16
LL.M Degrees, 7
Loan Deferments, 13


Loans, 13
Magma Cum Laude, 11
Master of Laws Degrees, 7
Maximum and Minimum Loads, 8
Medical Withdrawals, 13
Mentor Program, 14
Military Recruiting, 15
Multicultural Activities, 13
Notary, 13
Online Grade Posting, 9
Option Petitions, 13
Order of the Coif, 11
Parking Decals, 15
Payroll, 15
Petition for Exception to Policies, 10, 13
Pro Bono Opportunities, 14
Public Interest Environmental Conference, 4
Re-entry, 10
Refund of Fees, 9
Registration, 8, 13
Religious Holidays, 8
Repeating Courses, 10
Rescheduling Exams, 10
Resume, 14
Richard Stephens Tax Library and Graduate
Lounge, 16
Rule of Law in the Americas Program, 18
S.J.D. in Taxation, 7
Scheduling, 13
Scholarships, 12, 13
Short-Term Loans, 12
Skills Training Faculty, 26
Solomon Amendment, 15
Special Needs, 13
Stafford Loans, 12
Stephen C. O'Connell Florida Supreme Court
Reading Room, 16
Student Activities, 13
Student Affairs, 13
Student Employment, 8, 13
Student Organizations, 13
Student Records, 13
Study Abroad, 6, 13
Summa Cum Laude, 11
Support Groups, 13
Support Services, 13
Teaching Evaluations, 15
Transfer Services, 13
Trial Competition Team, 20
Tuition, 12
UFLaw Magazine, 16
Unified Family Court, 5
University of Florida Honor Code, 39
University ofFlorida Journal ofLaw and Public
20
Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics, 26
Visiting Student Services, 13
Visitor Parking, 15
Withdrawals, 9, 13
Writing Competitions, 13


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First Floor


LEVIN COLLEGE
Admissions 1Q
Bailey Courtroom 1 P
Bookstore 1W
Bruton-Geer Room 212 2R
Cafeteria/Starbucks 1T
Center for Career Services 2T
Center for Governmental
Responsibility (CGR) 2V
Center for the Study of Race and
Race Relations 3K
Center on Children and Families 3L
Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom 1N
Circulation desk 1M
Communications Office 2K
Computer Services 3E
Copy room 11
Copy room 3 Q
Dean's Conference Room 2H
Dean's Office 2E
Development and Alumni Affairs 2G
Environmental and Land Use Law 3A
Faculty Conference Room 3R
Faculty Dining Room 1U
Faculty Lounge 31
Florida Law Review offices 1A
Florida Tax Review offices 2C
Graduate Tax Programs 3C
Group study rooms 2D
International Programs 3A
International Tax 3F
John Marshall Bar Association 1S
Journal offices 2Q
Lawton Chiles Gallery 1L
Legal Research & Writing/
Appellate Advocacy 2U
Library offices 1E
Media Services 2S
Moot Court offices 1B
Office of Student Affairs 1 H
Rare Book Room 2F
Receiving Room 1V
Reference desk 1K
Reserves 1J
Scholars' Suite 1G
Staff Lounge 3H
Stephen C. O'Connell Florida
Supreme Court Reading Room 1D
Student Affairs 1H
Student organizations 1R
Tax classroom 2P
Tax study area 2A
Tax study lounge 2B
Trial Team offices 1C
Virgil Hawkins Legal Clinics 10


W


OF LAW
Classrooms
180 1N
270 2P
283 21
284 2J
285A 2L
285B 2M
285C 2N
285D 20
345 3Z
348 3R
350 3S
354 3T
355A 3V
355B 3W
355C 3X
355D 3Y
359 30
360 3N
382 3M

Faculty Offices
301-311,313-318 3B
312A-312N 3D
326-343 3G
347-357 3U
359A-370 3P
368A-368D 3L
368E-368H 3K
371-379 3J






















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RESOURCES
Note: Contact information at the Levin College of Law may change. For updates, refer to the college website (www.law.ufl.edu) or contact Student Affairs at 392-0421 or 273-0620.


Admissions
admissions@law.ufl.edu, 392-2087, 273-0890 or 1-877-
429-1297
Alumni Affairs
Development & Alumni Affairs: alumniaffairs@law.ufl.edu,
273-0640
Bar Exams
Florida Board of Bar Examiners: 1-850-487-1292
MPRE: 1-319-341-2500
UF Law Student Affairs: 392-0421
Career Guidance & Assistance
Center for Career Services: careers@law.ufl.edu, 273-0860
Center for Children & Families
kelley@law.ufl.edu, 392-7576
Center for Environmental & Land Use Law
elulp@law.ufl.edu, 392-3572
Center for Estate & Elder Law Planning
392-2224
Center for Governmental Responsibility
cgr@law.ufl.edu, 392-2237 or 273-0835
Exams
Student Affairs: www.law.ufl.edu/students/student,
svc@law.ufl.edu, 392-0421 or 273-0620
Faculty Support, Textbook Adoptions
hendersonmb@law.ufl.edu, 392-2211 or 273-0660
Financial Aid, Loans
Student Affairs: chuber@law.ufl.edu, 392-0421 or 273-0620
University Financial Services (Main Campus): 392-0181
Honor Committee
Student Affairs: sasnett@law.ufl.edu, 392-0421 or 273-0620
Housing
Housing (Main Campus): 392-2161
InfirmarylStudent Health Center
UF Infirmary (Main Campus): 392-1161
Information Resources
Legal Information Center (Library): www.law.ufl.edu/lic/;
legalinformationcenter@law.ufl.edu; 392-0417 or 273-0700
International Financial Crimes Studies
392-2260
International Programs
intlprogs@law.ufl.edu, 392-3572 or 273-0777
Legal Assistance
Student Legal Services (Reitz Union): 392-1665
Legal Drafting
392-2211 or 273-0660
Legal Research & Writing
392-2198 or 273-0875
Legal Technology InstitutellCAIR
adkins@law.ufl.edu, 392-2278 or 273-0765


LL.M. in Comparative Law
llmcomp@law.ufl.edu, 392-0082 or 273-0775
LL.M. in Taxation
grad-tax@law.ufl.edu, 392-1081
Media Services (Audio-Visual)
Media Services/Comp. Lab: 392-8800 or 273-0755
ParkinglTransportation
Decals and Tickets (UF): 392-6655;
http://www.parking.ufl.edu/
Publications/Public Relations
(FlaLaw Newsletter, UFLaw E-News, UFLaw Magazine,
media relations, marketing)
Communications Office: 273-0650
Registration
Student Affairs: 392-0421 or 273-0620
Security, Crime
University Police Department: http://police.ufl.edu/, 392-1111
SNAP (Campus Escorts): 392-SNAP
Skills Training
Clinics: clinic@law.ufl.edu, 392-0412 or 273-0650
Student Affairs
(Academic Success, Counseling, Orientation, Registration,
Study Abroad, Student Organizations)
Student Affairs: www.law.ufl.edu/students/student,
svc@law.ufl.edu, 392-0421 or 273-0620
Student Organizations & Publications
Black Law Students Association: 392-7114
Environmental and Land Use Law Society: 846-1198
Florida Journal ofInternationalLaw: 392-4980
Florida Journal ofLaw & Public Policy: 392-7139
Florida Law Review: 392-2148 or 273-0670
Florida Tax Review: 392-9381
John Marshall Bar Association: 377-7655
Journal of Technology Law & Policy: 392-4980
Law College Council: 392-0261
Moot Court: 392-2122
Trial Team: 392-6239
VITA/ABA: 392-8835
Other Student Organizations: 392-0261 or 392-0421
Study of Race & Race Relations
392-2216
Technology Services, Webllnternet
Technology Services: 392-4394 or 273-0750
Gatorlink (Personal E-Mail/Web sites): 392-HELP (392-4357)
Transcripts
Student Affairs: 392-0421 or 273-0620
UF Registrar (Main Campus): 392-1374
Online: isis.ufl.edu, download Registrar Forms
UF Information
Operator: 392-3261