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Table of Contents
    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
        Page 12
        Page 13
    Support services
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
        Page 19
    Centers & institutes
        Page 20
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Page 24
    Faculty directory
        Page 25
        Page 26
        Page 27
        Page 28
        Page 29
        Page 30
        Page 31
    Course descriptions
        Page 32
        Page 33
        Page 34
        Page 35
        Page 36
        Page 37
        Page 38
        Page 39
    Student honor codes
        Page 40
        Page 41
        Page 42
        Page 43
        Page 44
        Page 45
        Page 46
        Page 47
        Page 48
        Page 49
        Page 50
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Dates subject to change. Contact Student Affairs for updates.

2006 Fall Semester
Aug. 23-26 "Introduction to Law School & the
Profession" for Fall 2006 class
Aug. 25-Sept. 1 Drop/Add using ISIS (www.isis.ufl.edu)
Aug. 28 Fall classes begin
Sept. 1 Class rolls fixed; fee liability attaches for students
Sept. 1 Fees due (1:30 p.m. at law school, 3:30 p.m.
at University Financial Services)
Sept. 4 Labor Day holiday, classes cancelled
Sept. 11 Florida Board of Bar Examiners "250-day"
registration deadline for Spring 2006 entering class
Sept. 15 Deadline to withdraw with 25% refund of
course fees
Oct. 6 Afternoon classes cancelled for Homecoming;
half-day holiday
Oct. 30-Nov. 9 Advance registration for Spring 2007 Term;
Schedule adjustment open through Jan. 11
Nov. 10 Veterans Day holiday, classes cancelled
Nov. 14 Friday classes meet, Tuesday classes cancelled
Nov. 20 Last day to drop course by petition without
failing grade
Nov. 22 Friday classes meet, Wednesday classes
Nov. 23-24 Thanksgiving holidays, classes cancelled
Dec. 7 Last day of classes (Friday, Dec. 8: make-up day)
Dec. 11 Reading/final exam period begins (Dec. 8 is a
reading day if not needed as a make-up day)
Dec. 21 Reading/final exam period ends
Dec. 22 Graduation ceremony, 2 p.m., Center for
Performing Arts

2007 Spring Semester
Jan. 4-11 Drop/Add using ISIS (www.isis.ufl.edu)
Jan. 5 Spring classes begin
Jan. 11 Class rolls fixed; fee liability attaches
Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, classes
Jan. 19 Monday classes meet, Friday classes cancelled
Jan. 19 Fees due (1:30 p.m. at law school, 3:30 p.m.
at University Financial Services)
Feb. 2 Deadline to withdraw with 25% refund of
course fees
Feb. 23 Florida Board of Bar Examiners "180-day" reg-
istration deadline for Fall 2006 entering class
Mar. 10-17 Spring Break
Mar. 12 Florida Board of Bar Examiners "195-day"
registration deadline for Fall 2006 entering
Mar. 26-Apr. 4 Advance registration for Summer and Fall
2007 terms
Apr. 13 Last day to drop course by petition without
failing grade
Apr. 20 Spring classes end

Apr. 21

May 4
May 11

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, O'Connell Center

2007 Summer Term

May 16-18
May 17
May 18
May 25

May 28
May 31
June 1

July 4
July 6

July 6

July 6
July 7
July 13
Aug. 1

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
course fees
Independence Day holiday, classes cancelled
Wednesday classes meet: Friday classes
Last day to drop course by petition without
failing grade
Summer classes end
Reading/final exam period begins
Reading/final exam period ends
Graduation (no ceremony)

Fall Semester
Introduction to Law School
& the Profession begins
Classes begin
Classes end
Exam/reading period begins
Exam/reading period ends

Spring Semester
Classes begin
Classes end
Exam/reading period begins
Exam/reading period ends

Summer Term
Classes begin
Classes end
Exam/reading period begins
Exam/reading period ends
Graduation (no ceremony)

2007-08 2008-09

Aug. 15
Aug. 20
Nov. 30
Dec. 1
Dec. 14
Dec. 21*

Jan. 4
Apr. 18
Apr. 19
May 2
May 9

May 15
July 3
July 7
July 11
Aug. 1

Aug. 20
Aug. 25
Dec. 5
Dec. 8
Dec. 19

Jan. 9
Apr. 24
Apr. 27
May 8
May 15

July 10
July 13
July 17
Aug. 1

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


Academic Programs........................... ............. 2
Course Progression ............................................ 3
Academic Policies ............................................. 8
UF Diversity Policy ............................................ 13
Support Services ................................................. 14
Financial Information .......................................... 15
Student Organizations...................... ............ 16

Centers and Institutes ........................................ 20
Faculty Directory ............................................. 25
Course Descriptions ............................................ 32
Student Honor Codes........................................... 40
Index ................................... ................................ 48
Map of Levin College of Law....... inside back cover
Resources ................................................. back cover

From Dean Jerry
On behalf of all of our faculty, staff, and current students,
let me extend a most heartfelt welcome to those of you who
are new to the Levin College of Law. We are delighted you
have chosen us, and it is my firm conviction that you have
made a very good choice indeed. You are now a member
of our "UF Law Network" of students, faculty, friends and
alumni, many of whom are among the most renowned in the
legal profession.
You are one of the first classes to enjoy one of our alumni's
most visible expressions of their loyalty and support: our
new and renovated classrooms and greatly expanded Legal
Information Center. If you never saw the prior facilities, it is difficult to appreciate the impact
these changes to our physical plant have made to the law school experience.
Your time at the Levin College of Law will have a profound effect on the rest of your life. Your
academic experience here will prepare you to be not only an effective practitioner of the law
but also a better citizen and a leader in your practice setting, your community, and the legal
profession itself. One of the benefits of our large and comprehensive institution is the diversity
of backgrounds and cultures you will find in the richly varied makeup of our faculty, staff and
student body. I urge you to take full advantage of this diversity through interaction with those
whose life experiences differ from your own; after all, we have much to learn from each other. I
also remind you that your professional reputation and legal career begin here, and it is vital that
you act accordingly.

I hope you find this handbook to be a useful guide to your law school experience. It has a great
deal of important information, including a number of policies and guidelines to which students
and other members of our community are expected to adhere. There is also information on our
faculty, professional staff, programs, centers and institutes, and more. We encourage you to
visit our website at www.law.ufl.edu for details and updated information.
This is an exciting time to be part of the Levin College of Law. We welcome you, and we urge
you not to hesitate to call upon us for advice or assistance.
- Dean Robert H. Jerry, II, Levin, Mabie and Levin Professor

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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 Associa-
tion and is a member of the Association of American Law
Schools. Its three-year Juris Doctor (J.D.) curriculum com-
bines 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 responsibility, 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 ofLaw
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. (Note: Grades in transferred
courses will not be figured into the student's GPA.)
Completion with a grade of "S" or better for Legal Research
and Writing (LAW 5792) and Appellate Advocacy (LAW
Completion with a passing grade for Professional Responsi-
bility and the Legal Profession (LAW 6750) and Legal Draft-
ing (LAW 6955).
Achievement of 2.0 cumulative GPA on all graded work
Fulfillment of prescribed course requirements.
Completion of a seminar or advanced course.
Satisfaction of the Advanced Writing Requirement.
These requirements must be fulfilled within 24-84 months
of matriculation as a law student.

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, sub-
ject only to prerequisites. It is recommended that students select
a variety of courses (see page 32 for 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
Law and Litigation
* Alternative Dispute
* Comparative Law: Intro-
duction to the Civil Code
* Computers and the Law
* Disability Law
* Education Law
* Estates and Trusts
* Federal Tax Law
* Forensic Psychiatry & the Law
* Grand Jury Investigations
* Growth Management
* Alcohol and Other Drug

* Intellectual Property
* Int'l Business Transactions
* Int'l Financial Crimes
* Law, Ethics and Public
* Law of Cyberspace
* Mass Communication Law
* National Security and
Human Rights Law
* Patent Drafting and
* Public Records & Privacy
* Selected Legal Problems in
Family and Children's Law
* 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

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lawyers and judges-externships and other opportunities. Stu-
dents are generally limited to one clinic each.
Florida's clinical programs-Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics
(Full Representation, Pro Se, Juvenile), Criminal (State Attor-
ney, Public Defender), Child Welfare, Mediation and Conser-
vation-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
Enrollment is limited to ensure close supervision, and stu-
dents are encouraged to take advantage of other available oppor-
tunities 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.
As with any academic policy, contact the Office of Student
Affairs for assistance.

Externships enable students to earn academic credit (maxi-
mum 6 credits) while gaining experience, enhancing their work-
ing knowledge of the law, and developing professional contacts.
Because placements 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 contemporaneous 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.

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 35.)

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 certifi-
cate in Environmental and Land Use Law, Estates and Trusts
Practice, Family Law, Intellectual Property or International and
Comparative Law. (Students also are encouraged to seek summer

Required Course Progression
2006 Entering Class LAW Credits
First Year Required Courses
Contracts 5000 4
Criminal Law 5100 3
Torts 5700 4
Legal Research and Writing 5792 2
Professional Responsibility 6750 3
Civil Procedure 5301 4
Constitutional Law 5501 4
Property 5400 4
Appellate Advocacy 5793 2
Second Year Registration Priority
Estates and Trusts* 6430 3
Evidence* 6330 4
Legal Drafting (required) 6955 2
Corporations* 6063 3
Third Year Registration Priority
Trial Practice* 6363 4

*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.

employment or volunteer work in line with their career goals.)
Students must meet requirements of the certificate program and
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 certificate 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.

Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate
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
externships, environmental moot court teams, a summer study
abroad program in Costa Rica, and the opportunity to participate
in the Environmental and Land Use Law Society and annual

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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)
Capstone Colloquium (1)

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
following are examples of elective courses that satisfy the elective

* Administrative Law (3
* Advanced Environmental
Law and Litigation (3)
* Advanced Takings Law
(2 or 3)
* Agricultural Law (2 or 3)
* Conservation Clinic (3,
may be taken one or two
* 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)

Recent seminars (each worth 2 credits) have included: Ani-
mal Rights and the Law, Environmental Justice, Growth Man-
agement, International Environment 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.

Estates and Trusts Practice Certificate
* www.law.ufl.edu/programs/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.
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)
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
related 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
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
earned in courses designated. (There is no overall grade point
average requirement beyond that required of the J.D. degree.)

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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 Mental Health Law
Consultation and Social Negotiation
Intervention Poverty Law
Disability Law Psychology and Law
Education Law Selected Legal Problems in
Elder Law Family and Children's Law
Estate Planning Transnational Issues in
Federal Courts Family Law
Gender and the Law Other courses deemed
Health Law appropriate by the com-
Human Rights Law mittee based on student's
Interviewing and Counseling overall record, including
Juvenile Law appropriate graduate level
Law and Social Science 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
product approved by the Family Law Certificate Committee.

Intellectual Property Law Certificate
* www.law.ufl.edu/programs/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
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)

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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 Franchising (2)
credits) International Financial
Antitrust Law (3) Crimes (2)
Business Organizations (2 International Business
or 3) Transactions (2)
Civil Procedure II (3) International Trade Law (2)
Corporations (3) Law and Economics (2)
Federal Courts (3)

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
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
rewards significant academic achievement and is awarded to
students who meet 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
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

International Programs
273-0620 castro@law.ufl.edu *
Exchange Programs
The Levin College of Law has ABA-approved exchanges
with Pontificia Universidade Catolica-Rio de Janeiro
(PUC-RIO); Leiden University in The Netherlands;
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 bring-
ing international 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. UF Law students
also can participate in 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 semes-
ter-long programs under ABA

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.

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-

6 Levin College of Law

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
aJ.D. and M.D. in less time. Joint degree options that have

Building Construction
Business Administration
Counselor Education
Decision and Information
Doctorate of Medicine
Educational Leadership
Electrical and Computer
Environmental Engineering
Exercise and Sport
Food and Resource
Forest Resources and

already been exercised include:

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

For students interested in other fields, joint degree programs
easily can be established in nearly any area at UF
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
273-0775 Ilmcomp@law.ufl.edu
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 interna-
tional studies programs and decades of involvement in global
legal issues, including trade, environmental and land use law,
human rights and constitutional reform. Certificates of Special-
ization are offered in 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, and
S.J.D. in Taxation
273-0680 www.law.uf.edu/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,
and more than 1,900 students have earned their LL.M. in
Taxation from UF since it began in 1974. To meet increasing
demand for international expertise, the tax program began
offering an LL.M in International Taxation in 2005. The
program also offers a Doctor of Juridical Science in Taxation
Program (S.J.D.)-the first in the country-a limited-enroll-
ment 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.
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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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.

Students register for classes through the University of
Florida's automated ISIS system during dates listed in the
Academic Calendar (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 credit 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 credits. Students who drop below the minimum without
administrative approval may be suspended. There is no mini-
mum load requirement 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.

American Bar Association (ABA) Standards require regular
and punctual class attendance. 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 professor. Levin College of Law policy per-
mits 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 excep-
tion 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 ABA 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 stu-
dents 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-

Jury Duty in Trial Practice or Clinical Trials
Students have a duty to appear when notified of selection
for service as a juror in Trial Practice or Clinic trials. Periodic
notices 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
arranged 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

DroplAdd 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

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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 Univer-
sity Financial 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 circum-
stances, 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 stu-
dent 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
With advance approval, students may enroll in a maximum
of two courses for up to six credits in the UF Graduate School
and/or in foreign language courses, whether at the graduate
level or not, for credit toward law school graduation. Both
courses may be taken in the same semester. The grade is not
computed in a student's grade point average, but a "B" or
higher must be earned to receive credit. Independent study and
directed research courses are not allowed. No foreign language
course may be approved for a student who is proficient in the
language. Students on academic probation and transient/trans-
fer students who receive more than 23 credit hours for work
at another law school may not be eligible for the option. Joint
degree students are not eligible for this 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. Contact the associate dean for student
affairs for information and approval.

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
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 Grade Points

A 4.0
B+ 3.5
B 3.0
C+ 2.5

C 2.0
D+ 1.5
D 1.0
E 0.0

Grades of"S" (satisfactory) and "U" (unsatisfactory) are given
in a few courses, and are not computed into the GPA. A grade
of"S" is equal to a "C" or better. "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 completed a major portion of the course with a passing
grade, been unable to complete course requirements prior to
the end of the term because of extenuating circumstances, and
obtained agreement from the instructor and arranged for resolu-
tion of the incomplete grade. 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.
For details, go to www.registrar.ufl.edu/catalog/policies/

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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 participa-
tion and other relevant factors. Students have an opportunity
to review, 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
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 located in 0020 Reid
Hall. You can reach Disability Resources at 392-8565 or acces-
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 student
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 af-
fairs. Only after the student is notified the petition has been
granted may the student miss a scheduled exam. Arrange-
ments 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.
Students may be allowed to use computers for a final examina-
tion provided that approved software has been installed on such
computers which prevents access to any stored information in
the computer or on the Internet other than that specifically
allowed for that examination. Use of computers during a final
examination is at the discretion of the instructor for that course.
Faculty should consult with the assistant dean for students to
make sure there are appropriate testing areas to accommodate
students using their computers.

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 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, provided the degree may be
completed within 84 months of initial matriculation. 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 circum-
stances, 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
attendance 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

10 Levin College of Law

Computer Policies
University of Florida Levin College of Law Mandatory
Notebook Computer Policy
The Fredric G. Levin College of Law relies extensively on
computing technologies and network communications in all
aspects of student life. We believe it is imperative to prepare
our students to be technologically sophisticated in the use of
computers and computerized legal research. Because of this
major emphasis on access to network information, the Levin
College of Law requires that all entering J.D. students own a
portable (notebook or laptop) computer. Among the technologies
available to students are the following:
* E-mail messages are sent to students; some "LISTSERVs" are
maintained for student/faculty interaction and distribution of
course materials; some students use laptops for note-
taking; and a variety of writing requirements are produced on
* LEXIS and WESTLAW can be accessed on computers at the
law school or by modem from home with software distributed
free to law students during Law School Orientation in their
first semester.
* Academic advising and registration through the University of
Floridas ISIS program are available through law school and UF
computers or by remote access.
* Most classrooms are wired with AC power outlets to the
seats, allowing students to use notebook computers for note-
taking without reliance on battery power.
* Some faculty members use computer-generated visual pre-
sentations such as PowerPoint in class. In many cases, these
presentations also are available on the professor's website
for downloading by students.
Students may use laptops in the classroom only for note-taking
and for class purposes as directed by the professor. Other uses
are not permitted, including, but not limited to, e-mail, chat
rooms, instant messaging, e-commerce, game playing, etc.
The college maintains a limited number of computers for free
access to e-mail, the Internet, word processing, and other
applications on the law school network. A GatorLink account,
available after registration, is necessary to use any computer
on campus, including wireless access from a personal computer.
The GatorLink account will be your official University of Florida
(UFL) e-mail address to which important administrative informa-
tion will be sent. To ensure consistency of information dissemi-
nation to students, UF will not permit GatorLink addresses to
be forwarded to third party accounts such as AOL and Hotmail.
The GatorLink dial-up service comes with a flat rate of $5 per
month as of July 1, 2006. This provides each user with 3,600
minutes (60 hours) monthly of local use. In December 2006,
this service will undergo a review of needs and costs to deter-
mine if the service should be continued.

The computer must run Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Edition or Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, include a CD/
DVD drive, a 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 and for use when travel-
ing. Detailed specifications are available from the UF Law web
site: http://www.law.ufl.edu/services/laptop.shtml.
Because of rapidly changing technologies and prices, the college
does not recommend specific hardware manufacturers or soft-
ware. However, Corel WordPerfect and MSWord are standard
and available on all public workstations. A letter-quality printer
(ink-jet or laser) is highly recommended. Printing at UF and the
law school is provided at 13 cents per page. Software for e-
mail, virus protection with free updates, and Internet access is
available in the UF bookstore on CD-ROM at a nominal cost.
All computer applications used at the law school, including
electronic courseware and examination software, run under
Microsoft Windows; there are several applications that do not
run on Macintosh computers and do not meet these require-
ments. Electronic work is often required to be submitted using
Microsoft Word or WordPerfect. All professors will assume
students have portable computers that meet these minimum
requirements. The Levin College of Law follows UFs Cisco
Aironet 350 WiFi 802.11b standard. Please check http://net-
services.ufl.edu/wireless for specifications, compatibility and
wireless coverage areas everywhere on UF campus.
The law schools student financial aid office budgets up to
$2,500 toward the cost of any portable computer. In providing
access to funding for computer equipment, the Levin College of
Law is not responsible for the maintenance, upgrade or loss of
equipment. Students are encouraged to come to law school with
a computer that meets the minimum specifications as deter-
mined by the law school.
Additional information is available on the Levin College of Law
Technology Services website at http://www.law.ufl.edu/

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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 associate dean for student affairs and
ultimately 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 ser-
vices at the Disability Resource Center (0020 Reid Hall, 392-
8565), 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 diversity and
community affairs to ensure the academic program's integrity.
Following that review, where appropriate, the recommended
accommodations are implemented. Students seeking accommo-
dations are encouraged to contact the assistant dean for diversity
and community 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 spring term and are approximate based on cumula-
tive 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

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:
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.

12 Levin College of Law

Your Role and Responsibilities

in our Diverse Community
Students, faculty and staff at the Levin College of Law are part
of an active and diverse community. Your interaction with others
from varied backgrounds and experiences leads to a better educa-
tion and healthier understanding of how the world works and
contributes to valuable dialogue in our increasingly global and mul-
ticultural world. Indeed, success in the 21st century workplace
requires a mature understanding of diversity and community.
We urge you during your time here to reach beyond your "comfort
zone" by interacting with others very different from yourself in
terms of race, religion, class, belief system, gender and sexual
orientation. Non-discrimination is not only the best and morally
correct course of action; it is University policy. University of
Florida Regulation 6C1-1.006, Non-Discrimination Policy, provides:
(1) The University shall actively promote equal opportunity
policies and practices conforming to laws against discrimina-
tion. The University is committed to non-discrimination with
respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,
sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political
opinions or affiliations, and veteran status as protected under
the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act.
This commitment applies in all areas to students, Academic
Personnel (AP), Technical, Executive, Administrative, and
Managerial Support (TEAMS) staff, University Support
Personnel System (USPS) personnel, and Other Personnel
Services (OPS) employees. The University realizes that it
must continue to intensify its concern and devote itself to the
elimination of conditions from which discrimination spring.
In this respect the University accepts the responsibility for
solving problems related to these matters. Accordingly, the
University will continue to search for the most appropriate
ways and means to provide an effective and enduring contri-
bution to the improvement of these relationships.
(2) It is the policy of the University that each employee and
student be allowed to work and study in an environment free
from any form of discrimination. Sexual harassment is a form
of sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of
1964, and is conduct unbecoming a State employee as pro-
vided in Section 110.227, FS.
(a) Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual
advances, or requests for sexual favors, and other verbal
or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
1. Submission to such conduct or request is made either
explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individu-
al's employment or academic status
2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct or request by
an individual is used as the basis for employment or aca-
demic decisions affecting such individual, or
3. Such conduct or request has the purpose or effect of
unreasonably interfering with an individual's work or
academic performance or of creating an intimidating,
hostile work-related or academic environment.
(b) Disciplinary Action.
1. Any employee or student of the University who is found

to have sexually harassed another employee or applicant
for employment or student will be subject to disciplinary
action up to and including dismissal or expulsion.
2. Any employee or student in a supervisory capacity who
has actual knowledge by direct observation or by receipt
of a complaint of sexual harassment involving any of
those employees he or she supervises or over whomever
he or she has managerial authority, and who does not
investigate, and, if appropriate, take corrective action
or report the matter directly to the President or the
President's designee, shall be subject to disciplinary
action up to and including dismissal or expulsion.
(3) Complaints and Appeal Procedures. Any employee or
student who believes that he or she is a victim of discrimina-
tion, including sexual harassment as defined above, may pur-

sue informal resolution of the complaint or may file a formal
written complaint in accordance with University Rules 6CI-
1.0063 and 6C1-4.012 F.A.C. Employees and students may
contact the Vice Provost for Affirmative Action Programs to
seek assistance in informally resolving the complaint or in fil-
ing a formal complaint or grievance.
Specific Authority 1001.74(41 FS. Law Implemented 1001.74(10
and (19 FS. History-New 2-23-82, Amended 3-6-85, 11-13-90,
430-95, 11-2503.
The Levin College of Law is among a small number of law schools
with a dean-level position, held by Assistant Dean for Diversity
and Community Affairs Adrian Jones, with special responsibili-
ties for building a stronger, more diverse community and enhanc-
ing communication channels and support for all students. To con-
tact Dean Jones or for more information, support or counseling
services, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 273-0620.
Current initiatives with students, faculty and staff to encourage
and support diversity include:
* A diversity advisory group that systematically assesses the
quality of life of the law school community as a whole and for
minority groups within that community. The guiding principle is
that intolerance will not be tolerated.
* Conferences, classes, group counseling, and other functions to
discuss race, ethnicity and sexual orientation issues.
* Support for student minority organizations.
* Mentoring programs with supportive law firms and alumni.
* Employers wishing to utilize UF Law's career services must
sign a declaration of non-discrimination.

2006-07 Handbook 13


Student Affairs
273-0620 student.svc@law.ufl.edu
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:
ADA Accommodations and Services for
Students with Disabilities and Special Needs
Application Amendments
Academic Advisement
Academic Probation
Academic Success Program
Academic Correspondence and Documentation
Bar Questions
Book Awards and Honors Disclosure
Class Rank and Honors Designations
Clinic Selection
Dean's Certificates for State Bars
Enrollment Certification for Loan Deferments, Insurance Purposes
Exam Accommodations, Collections, Delays
Exchange and Study Abroad Programs
Financial Aid, Scholarships, Loans and Employment
General and Personal Counseling
Grades and Grade Distribution
Graduate Course Option Petitions
Graduation and Graduation Checks
Introduction to Law School and the Profession (Orientation)
Joint Degrees
Letters of Good Standing
Legal Writing Workshops and Tutoring
Medical Withdrawals
Multicultural Activities and Programming
Notary During Business Hours

* Petitions for Exceptions to Rules and for Student Employment
* Registration, Drop/Add and Scheduling Support
* Student Activities and Organizations Advisement
* Student Records
* Support Groups and Situational Counseling
* Transfer and Visiting Student Services
* Writing Competitions
Associate Dean for Students
B.S., Carson-Newman C II
J.D., University of Tennessee

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

B.A., M.S., Iowa State University

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

B.S., University of Florida

14 Levin College of Law

Financial Information

Tuition and Expenses
The 2006-07 per semester credit hour fee, as defined in the
University ofFlorida Undergraduate Catalog, is as follows:
In-state residents: $328.69 for students who entered in
Fall 2006; $315.10 for students who entered in Fall 2005-
Summer 2006; $282.02 for students who entered before
Fall 2005.
Non-Florida residents: $974.18 for students who entered
in Fall 2006; $960.59 for students who entered in Fall 2005-
Summer 2006; $959.01 for students who entered before Fall
Living Expenses
Though expenses can vary, UF law students can anticipate
expenses in addition to tuition of about $12,830 per year,
estimated as follows:
Books/Supplies $920
Clothing/Maintenance $730
Computer (required) $1,400
Student Orientation Fee $100
Food $2,420
Personal/Insurance $1,520
Room $5,220
Transportation $520

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/
financial/.) 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.

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
Awards for entering students are based on undergraduate infor-
mation collected in the application for admission.
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.

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 with individual faculty also are available.

Federal Loans
Students applying for federal aid must complete a Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a yearly
renewal application, which qualifies the student for consider-
ation in federal loan and employment programs. Electronic
applications may be filed using "FAFSA on the Web" at www.
FAFSA.ed.gov. Paper applications are available from Student
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).

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, emergen-
cy financial needs related to educational expenses. Eligible
students may be granted $250-500 per academic 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.

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

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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 organiza-
tions should contact the Office of Student Affairs or the group
representative. (Note: This section focuses on student organizations
affiliated with the Levin College of Law. Law students also are
invited to participate in the many student organizations available on
main campus.)

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 three
issues per year containing scholarly works with global
perspectives by students, professors and practitioners on
public and private international law topics.
Environmental Moot Court teams compete in the
National Environmental Moot Court Competition and
International Environmental Moot Court Competition.
International Commercial Arbitration Moot (ICAM)
team members compete each spring against law schools from
throughout the world in the Wilhelm C. Vis International
Jessup Moot Court Team is a competitive organization
that explores issues of public international law and inter-
national humanitarian law and competes in national and
international competitions.
University ofFlorida Journal of Law andPublic Policy
is an interdisciplinary 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 journal (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 appellate competitions sponsored by organiza-
tions and firms.
Trial Competition Team competes in intramural, state,
regional and national competitions sponsored by indi-
viduals, 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 experi-
ence, and network with professionals, professors and other
students through extracurricular organizations on campus,
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 of Trial Lawyers of America
Black Law Students Association, W George Allen
Caribbean Law Students Association
Christian Legal Society
Criminal 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
Law Association for Women
Law College Council
Law School Democrats
Law School Republicans
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
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

16 Levin College of Law

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 experi-
ences, 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 enable students to learn from
and meet practicing attorneys from private firms, government
agencies, public interest organizations, corporate sector, judi-
ciary, military and more. Services include:
Individual career and job search counseling
Resume and cover letter writing assistance
Interviewing skills development, mock interviews
Coordination of on-campus interviewing (OCI), 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 ma-
terials and collections of employment and salary data from
recent graduates to help assess various career options
The CCS also administers the pro bono project (see below),
judicial clerkships, mentor program and 1L shadow program for
students wishing to enhance their marketability by integrating
an experiential component.

Nondiscrimination and Military Recruiting
The Levin College of Law, as an equal opportunity institution
of higher education, conforms to all applicable laws prohibit-
ing 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 available only
to employers whose employment practices are in compliance
with these laws and policies.

The one exception to this nondiscrimination policy is the mili-
tary, which pursuant to its regulations, discriminates on the
basis of sexual orientation. Such discrimination is clearly pro-
hibited by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)
and Levin College of Law. Federal 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
regulations to allow its members to permit military recruiters

Pro Bono 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 Restora-
tion 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 Stu-
dent 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.

Visiting and Transfer Students
All students who transfer to or are visiting at UF Law are
eligible to utilize all career-related services, including participa-
tion in OCI (as long as they are not also participating in their
home school's OCI). It is highly recommended that transfer
students contact the Center for Career Services as soon as they
are accepted to obtain passwords and deadline information.
All UF Law students who transfer to or visit at another law
school will be ineligible to participate in UF Law's OCI
program, as it is expected that they will participate in the host

Career Services continues on page 18

on campus, provided sufficient ameliorative steps are taken
by the school to express objection to the military's discrimina-
tory hiring practices. Accordingly, the Levin College of Law
CCS permits on-campus military recruitment. To ameliorate
the potentially discriminatory impact on its students, mea-
sures 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; making available a collection of newsletters and mate-
rials related to gay and lesbian practitioners; 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
College of Law Center for Career Services' policy.

2006-07 Handbook 17

Students who complete 35 hours of approved pro bono work receive a certificate of recognition for their efforts.

school's program. In the event a UF Law student is denied
career services at the host school, the student may be able to
participate in UF Law's recruiting program under certain

Students should remember that their legal reputation and
professional careers begin the day they enter law school. Legal
employers place a great premium upon professionalism, and
word travels fast in the legal community even when episodes of
unprofessional conduct are minor, greatly impacting your career
options. Unprofessional behavior can prevent you from clearing
more stringent employer background checks, even if you clear
the state bar character and fitness check. Make sure you meet
deadlines, honor commitments and adhere to policies, since
employers may assume that inappropriate behavior here will
transcend into the law office. Model professionalism in all your
daily interactions.

Assistant Dean for Career Services
B.A., J.D., University of Florida

Director for Career Services
B.S., Northeastern University; J.D., University of

Assistant Director for Career Services
B.A., M.S., J. D., University of Florida

Assistant Director for Career Services
B.A., Stanford University; J.D., University of Iowa
C II of Law

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Administrative Services

Dean's Office
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 Alf, ..
page 14):
Budgets, Facilities/Construction, Purchasing, Personnel
Policies and Procedures, Payroll
Financial Statements, Fiscal and Enrichment Reports, Phone
System, Parking Decals
Faculty Events and Scheduling, Calendars, Support for
Adjunct/Visiting Faculty and Associate Deans
Conference Planning and Coordination
Faculty/Professional Payroll and Procedures, Dean's
Schedule and Support
Gift Processing and Distribution, Endowment
Mail, Supply and Equipment Purchasing, General Repairs,
Maintenance, Custodial Services
Travel, Invoice Processing, Copy Cards
Paperwork and Payroll for USPS/OPS/Teams/Research
Assistants, Keys
Directory, Teaching Evaluations, Faculty Assignment
Reports, Payroll Distribution, Honors/Awards Letters,
Visitor Parking

18 Levin College of Law

Dean; Levin, Mabie and Levin Professor
(see bio in "page 26)

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
(see bio in "page 25)

Associate Dean for Students, Professionalism and
Community Relations
B.A., University of West Florida; M.S., Florida State
University; J.D., Stetson University

Director of Conference Planning and Special
B.A., Georgia Southern University

1-877-429-1297 or 273-0890
The Admissions Office supports the college in its mission to
admit and enroll students who, collectively, bring to its edu-
cational program a wide range of backgrounds, experiences,
interests and perspectives. Through its admissions process, the
college seeks to admit and enroll students who will excel academi-
cally, attain the highest standards of professional excellence and
integrity, and bring vision, creativity and commitment to the legal
Assistant Dean
B.S.E., M.S.E., Specialist Ed., Drake University

College Namesake: The University of Florida College of Law was renamed in honor of benefactor Fredric G. Levin (above) in 1999. Levin,
a 1961 graduate of the law school and prominent Florida trial lawyer, is one of the many UF Law alumni who have continued the Florida
tradition of "giving back." Their generous contributions enable their school to upgrade facilities, support important programs, attract top
faculty and greatly enhance the learning experience for current and future students.

2006-07 Handbook 19

273-0650 flalaw@law.ufl.edu
The Office of Communications provides comprehensive public
relations and marketing services, including writing, media rela-
tions, photography, audio-visual productions, web content, stra-
tegic communications planning and publications editing, design
and production, including FlaLaw weekly newsletter, UFLaw
magazine, UFLaw E-News and an extensive family of booklets,
brochures, newsletters and other pieces serving multiple College
of Law departments, programs and audiences.
Director of Communications
B.S., University of Florida; Accredited in Public
Relations, PRSA/FPRA

Associate Director of Communications,
UFLaw Magazine Editor
B.A., Florida A&M University; Accredited in Public
Relations, PRSA/FPRA

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. Devoted alumni serve on the law school's advisory and
fund-raising boards, including the Law Center Association,
Inc. Board of Trustees, 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.
Director of Development and Alumni Affairs
B.A., University of Florida; M.S., Georgia State

Associate Director of Development and Alumni
B.S., West Virginia University


Lawton Chiles

Legal Information Center
273-0722 www.law.uf.edu/lic/
The Lawton M. Chiles Legal Information Center (LIC) is
a recently-renovated 100,000-square-foot library, media
and information technology center. It offers the Stephen C.
O'Connell Florida Supreme Court Reading Room, the Richard
Stephens Tax Library and Graduate Lounge, a temperature-con-
trolled rare book room, carrels for 326, 13 study group rooms,
a computerized training lab, a lactation center/mediation 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 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
28) has long been a technology leader. It is the
center for electronic research instruction in a
total wireless environment, web design and
S maintenance, and media facilities. Its collection
emphasizes College of Law priorities, includ-
ing tax, environment, children and family,
20 Levin College of Law

international law, and litigation/dispute resolution. The LIC has
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.

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

Associate Director; Associate University Librarian
B.S.Ed., University of Georgia; M.L.S., Ed.D.,
Vanderbilt University

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 Watkins, Terry Rogers, Marie Wolfe, Theresa Sturzenbecker, Bob Munro
and Robie McGlynn.

Assistant in Computer Instruction and Operation
B.S.E.E., Auburn University

Head Cataloger; Associate University Librarian
B.S., University of Florida; M.L.S., Florida State

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

Special Projects Librarian; University Librarian
A.B., Lynchburg C II c M.A., J.D., University of
Iowa; M.L.S., Louisiana State University; Ph.D.,
University of Florida

Reference/Electronic Services Librarian
B.S. Mercy C II c i J.D., University at Buffalo

Reference/Tax Law Librarian
B.A., Smith C II c J.D., University of Florida

Government Documents Librarian; Associate
University Librarian
B.A., University of Florida; M.L.S., Florida State

Professor Emeritus; Law School Historian
J.D., University of Florida

Foreign and International Law Librarian
B.A., University of South Florida; J.D., University of
Florida; M.L.S., FSU

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

2006-07 Handbook 21

Center on Children and Families
273-0613 www.law.ufl.edu/centers/childlaw/
The Center on Children and Families (CCF) promotes qual-
ity advocacy, teaching and scholarship in children's law and
policy. Director Barbara Bennett
Woodhouse (left, with Co-Direc-
tor Nancy Dowd bios on pages 29
and25) is joined by a team of UF
faculty with expertise in criminal
law, juvenile justice, psychology,
conflict resolution and human
rights, including Co-Director
Nancy Dowd and Associate Direc-
tors Joan Flocks, Alison Gerencser, Jeffrey Grater, Don Peters,
Monique Haughton Worrell, Berta Hernandez-Truyol, Kenneth
Nunn, Meshon Rawls, Sharon Rush, Sherrie Russell-Brown,
Peggy Schrieber, Christopher Slobogin, Lee-Ford Tritt, Walter
Weyrauch, Steve Willis and Claudia Wright bioss online at
CCF Web site and/or in "Faculty" beginning page 25). 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
4), and/or serve as children's fellows working on Friend of the
Court briefs and research papers, assist with CCF's annual inter-
disciplinary 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 professional education, and helps educate
children on their rights and responsibilities.

Center for Estate and Elder Law

The Center for Estate and Elder Law Planning is directed by
Assistant Professor Lee-Ford Tritt (below, left, bio on page 29).
The center integrates teaching, training, research,
scholarship and public service, and is dedicated to
advancing estate planning and elder law knowledge,
professionalism, 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 (see page 4), of which Professor Tritt 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 Learn-
ing 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 faculty
regularly teach such classes to Oak Hammock residents.

Center for Information Research
273-0835 www.centerforinformationresearch.org
The Center for Information Research (CIR) is an interdisciplin-
ary international information policy research center among the
SFredric G. Levin College of Law, the College of
Engineering, and the Warrington College of Busi-
ness at the University of Florida. The mission of
CIR is to engage in research related to information
technology and its intersection with information
policy, with a particular focus on data security
issues. Under the direction of Assistant Professor
Andrea Matwyshyn (above, left), CIR sponsors research, confer-
ences, and speaker series, and maintains a wiki devoted to tech-
nology policy. CIR's staff consists entirely of student volunteers
who work on particular research projects and organize CIR events
with Professor Matwyshyn. Students interested in becoming part
of CIR staff should contact her directly. CIR is the research affili-
ate of ICAIR.

Center for Governmental

273-0835 www./aw.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 27), 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 envi-
ronmental law, water law, land use, ecosystem management,
sustainable development, environmental justice, bioethics,
poverty law, family law, state and federal constitutional issues,
emerging democracies, historic preservation, conflict resolution,
comparative law, European community law, international trade
law, and election and campaign finance law. CGR research fac-
ulty 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)
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 Law and Policy in the Americas Program, which
offers the annual Conference on Legal and Policy Issues in the

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

22 Levin College of Law

Director, Law & Policy in the Americas Program
B.A., Furman University; M.A., University of Florida;
J.D., University of Florida

Director, Social Policy Division; Associate Director,
Center on Children and Families; Affiliate faculty
with the Center for Latin American Studies and the
School of Natural Resources and Environment.
B.S., M.A., J.D., University of Florida

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

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

Associate in Law Research and Lecturer
B.A. (high honors), Southern Illinois University;
M.Phil., University of Cambridge; Ph.D., University of
Cambridge (England); J.D., University of Oklahoma
C II of Law

Development Director
B.S., M.S., University of Southern Mississippi

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

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

Center for the Study of Race and

Race Relations
273-0614 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 rela-
tions 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 Profes-
sor Katheryn Russell-Brown (left, bio on page 28),
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:

Assistant Director
B.A., Temple University, Pennsylvania; M.A., University
of Maryland; Paralegal Certificate, Widener University,

Institute for Dispute Resolution
(See Skills Training, page 30)

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

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Institute for Human Rights, Peace
and Development
Under direction of Professor Winston P Nagan (below, bio on
page 27), former board chairman of Amnesty International
E USA, this institute seeks to enhance understand-
ing of East Africa governance and human rights,
facilitate creation of the Human Rights and
Peace Centre at Makerere University in Uganda,
and assist with coordination of Southeastern
European peace conferences.

International Financial Crimes
Studies Center
273-0835 www.law.ufl.edu/centers/cifcs/
This academic research center directed by Chesterfield Smith
Professor Fletcher N. Baldwin, Jr. (below, bio on page 25) 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
These law school-affiliated organizations incubate research and
development of all forms of technology with legal applications.
* * 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 20.)

SInternational Center for Automated Information Research
(ICAIR): Funds innovative research aimed at improving
legal, accounting and financial services in areas such as elec-
tronic access to information and courts, as well as litigation
conducted over the Internet. Directed by Assistant Professor
Andrea Matwyshyn (bio on page 27).

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For complete faculty information, including resumes and publications, go online to www.law.ufl.edulfacultyl.

TenurelTenure Track

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
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.

Associate Professor
Background: LL.B., Hebrew University School of Law;
LL.M., New York University School of Law; J.S.D. New
York University School of Law. Expertise: Tax, Interna-
tional Taxation, International Law, International Trade.

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:

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.

Professor; Associate Director, Institute for Dispute
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.

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,

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,
Universitat IH 1 II Expertise: Constitutional Law,
Jurisprudence, Legal Theory.

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.
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, Commercial Law.
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.

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.
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.
Associate Professor
Background: B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Uni-
versity ofTexas 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.

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Professor; Director of Environmental and Land Use
Law Program; UF Research Foundation Professor
Background: B.A., Princeton University; J.D., Harvard
University. Past President, Florida Defenders of the
Environment. Expertise: Environmental Law, Property
and Administrative Law.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Professor; Director of LL.M. in Comparative Law
Background: B.S., Wake Forest University; J.D., Florida
State University; LL.M., University of Florida; LL.M.,
University of London. Co-author, Black Letter on
Federal Income Taxation. Editor, Florida Tax Review.
Expertise: Taxation, Immigration Law.

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, numer-
ous articles on Contracts, Corporate Law, Sports Law,
International Commercial Arbitration.

Ed Rood Eminent Scholar in Trial Advocacy and
Background: B.B.A. (summa cum laude), Western
Reserve University; LL.B., Yale University. Co-author
of most frequently cited treatise (six volumes) 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. Expertise: Criminal Procedure (Other Than
Police Practices), Grand Juries, White Collar Crime.

Background: A.B., Princeton University; J.D., Rutgers
University. Visiting Professor, Columbia University and
Howard University. Expertise: Criminal Law, Interna-
tional Criminal Law, Critical Race Theory, Women and
the Criminal Justice System.

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.

Background: B.A. Magnaa c .... I ,, 1 I, 1 t1 I ...
C II U 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.

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

Professor; UF Research Foundation Professor;
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Background: B.A. (summa cum laude), Texas A&M
University; II ,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,

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. .11. 2005 Teacher of the Year.
Expertise: Local Government Law, Workers' Compensa-
tion, Torts, U.S. and Florida Constitutional Law.

26 Levin College of Law

Hugh F. Culverhouse Eminent Scholar in Taxation;
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, Fundamentals of
International Taxation, and Federal Taxation of Employee
Compensation. Former Editor, Florida Tax Review.
Former Editor-In-Chief, Tax Law Review. Expertise:
International Taxation.

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. Served as Expert-on-Mis-
sion with the UN Tribunal for Yugoslavia and legal
researcher for the UN Rwandan Tribunal. Expertise:
Humanitarian Law, Human Rights, International Law,
Cultural Anthropology.

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, United States Territorial Possessions, United
States-Puerto Rico relationship.

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.

Assistant Professor; Executive Director, Center for
Information Research (CIR)
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; II .11 I, Foundation Certi-
fied 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.

Background: B.A., State University of New York; M.S.,
Pennsylvania State University; J.D. (high honors),
University of Texas. Publications focus on military
service and its relationship to constitutional issues,
citizenship, political participation and ethics. Expertise:
Civil/Military Relations, Constitutional Law, Evidence,
Professional Responsibility.

James J. Freeland Eminent Scholar in Taxation;
Background: B.A., University of Oklahoma; LL.B. (cum
laude), Harvard Law School; Honorary Doctor of Laws,
Uppsala University, Sweden. Co-author of eight books
and more than 50 articles 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.

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, Tax Policy.

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.

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, environ-
ment and international trade; founded UF Law Center
for Governmental Responsibility. Expertise: Florida
Constitutional Law, International Trade, Environmental
Law, Legislative Drafting, Free Press and Speech Privacy

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 &e Social
Philosophy. Expertise: Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, Law
and Morality, Law and Public Policy.

Professor; Samuel T. Dell Research Scholar; Direc-
tor, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Develop-
ment; Affiliate Professor of Anthropology
Background: B.A., University of South Africa; B.A.,
M.A., Oxford University; LL.M., M.C.L., Duke Uni-
versity; J.S.D., Yale University. Fellow, World Academy
of Art and Science and the Royal Society of the Arts
(FRSA). Former Board Chair, Amnesty International
USA; President, Policy Sciences Center. Drafted Bill
of Rights for Shuar nation in Ecuador. Visiting Fellow
ofBrasenose C II Oxford, and other universities
worldwide. Expertise: International Law, Human Rights
and Legal Theory.

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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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.

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.

Marshall M. Criser Eminent Scholar in Elec-
tronic Communications and Administrative Law;
Background: B.A. (cum laude), Tulane University; J.D.
(summa cum laude), University of New Mexico; LL.M.,
University of Chicago. Co-author of Kintnerr 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, TheAntitrust Source.
Expertise: Antitrust Law, Procedure, and Economics;
Microsoft Litigation.

Cone Wagner Nugent Johnson, Hazouri and Roth
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.

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 Mediator. 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.

Associate Professor
Background: B.A., B.S. (cum laude), University of
Utah; 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.

Associate Dean, Library and Technology; Clarence
J. TeSelle Professor; Director, Summer Study
Abroad Program with Cape Town University
Background: B.A. (with honors), University of Florida;
M.S., Florida State University; J.D. (with honors),
University of Illinois. Former Law Librarian of Congress
and director of law libraries at Duke and University
of Minnesota. Instrumental in founding International
Legal Information Network. Expertise: Art Law, Bio-
medical Ethics, Criminal Law, Torts, Legal Research and

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; co-authored Federal Tax Procedure (part
of LexisNexis Graduate Tax Series, also member of the
board). Fellow, American C II of Tax Counsel. For-
mer partner in leading law firms in Miami, New York,
and Washington, D.C. Expertise: Taxation, EE.G.,
federal tax procedure.

Chesterfield Smith Professor
Background: B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison;
J.D., New York University; LL.M., Yale University.
Former C.A. Leedy Professor of Law and Director of
the University of Missouri School of Law Center for the
Study of Dispute Resolution; attorney for the Depart-
ment of Justice in Washington; general counsel for the
National Alliance of Businessmen; and University of
Houston Law Professor. Author of several books and
numerous articles on alternative dispute resolution.
Former chair of the AALS sections on Law and Medicine
and Dispute Resolution. Expertise: Negotiation, Media-
tion, Dispute Resolution.

Assistant Professor
Background: B.A., M.A. (highest honors), University of
Florida; J.D. (cum laude), Harvard Law School. 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, Trademark
Litigation, and Patent Litigation.

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 several books and
papers on racial issues. Expertise: Constitutional Law,
Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, Fourteenth Amend-
ment, Race Relations.

Professor; Director of Center for Study of Race
and Race Relations
Background: B.A., 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.

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Associate Professor; Associate Director, Center on
Children and Families
Background: B.A., Pomona C 1 J.D., L.L.M.,
Columbia University. Expertise: International Human
Rights Law, Torts.

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.

Assistant Professor
Background: B.A. Magnaa cum laude), Yale; 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; drafted amicus
brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of various
"socially responsible" investment firms in Nike v. -7 '
a commercial speech case. Expertise: Corporate Law,
Securities Regulation, Internet Law, Jurisprudence.

Stephen C. O'Connell Chair; Affiliate Professor 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.

Associate Professor; Director of Center for Estate
and Elder Law Planning and Estates and Trusts
Practice Certificate Program; Associate Director,
Center on Children and Families
Background: B.A., University of the South; J.D., LL.M.
(Taxation), New York University. Practiced in the Trusts
and Estates Departments of Davis Polk & Wardwell and
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP. Exper-
tise: Wealth Management, Transfer Estate Planning,
Administration of Trusts and Estates, Tax Matters and
Charitable Giving.

Distinguished Professor; Stephen C. O'Connell
Chair; Associate Director, Center on Children and
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. .11 ., i., ... 1
Rockefeller Fellow. Expertise: Business Organizations,
Comparative Law, Family Law, Legal Counseling.

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.

Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law;
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.

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. Vice-Chair
ABA Section on Children's Rights; Executive Council,
International Society of Family Law. Expertise: Family,
Children's and Constitutional Law, Children's Rights.

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.

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Skills Training Faculty

Clinical Programs
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 (see page 22), helps improve collaboration among
professionals serving children at risk of neglect and/or abuse.
The Conservation Clinic, part of the Center for Govern-
mental Responsibility (see page 22), allows students to work
in cross-cultural teams with Costa Rican students and E-LAW
fellows from elsewhere in Latin America and the Caribbean on
environmental and conservation issues.

Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics and Institute for
Dispute Resolution; Associate Director, Center on
Children and Families (bio on page28)

Senior Legal Skills Professor; Associate Director,
Center on Children and Families
B.A., Brooklyn C II I J.D., Brooklyn Law School.
Expertise: Family Law, Mediation, Collaborative and
Problem-Solving Lawyering, Interviewing and Counsel-
ing, Pro Se Litigants in Family Courts.
Associate Director, Institute for Dispute Resolu-
tion; Associate Professor (bio onpage25)

Legal Skills Professor; Director, Criminal Law
B.A., J.D., University of Florida. Former Columbia
County Assistant State Attorney. Recipient of Florida
Prosecuting Attorneys Association Gene Berry Memo-
rial Outstanding Prosecutor Award and Lifetime
Achievement Award for his efforts in continuing legal
education for prosecutors. Expertise: Criminal Trial
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.

Senior Legal Skills Professor; Associate Director,
Center on Children and Families
B.A., J.D., University of Florida. Expertise: Family Law
and Practice, Mediation.

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
Legal Skills Professor; Director, Gator TeamChild
Program; Associate Director, Center on Children
and Families
B.A., J.D., University of Florida. Former Assistant Pub-
lic Defender. Expertise: Juvenile Law, Children's Rights,
Criminal Defense.
Senior Legal Skills Professor; Associate Director,
Center on Children and Families
B.A., J.D., University of Florida. Expertise: Florida
Family Law, Domestic Violence, LI ,I .... II1 i .1
Services and Pro Se Litigants in Family Court.

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

Legal Research, Writing and

Appellate Advocacy
273-0875 http://www.law.ufl.edu/lrwaa/
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'f 11... -lt II ,i Litigation, Torts.

Legal Skills Professor
B.S. Journalism, J.D., University of Florida. Senior Ex-
ecutive Editor, University ofFlorida Law Review. Exper-
tise: Legal Research andv 1"11- -X t II 1, Advocacy.

Senior 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

30 Levin College of Law

Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.D., University of Florida; J.D., Florida State Univer-
sity. Expertise: Legal Research and """ -.t II
Advocacy, Introduction to Law. Co-author: Legal Writ-
ing By Design.

Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.A. (high honors, Four Year Scholar), University of
Florida; J.D. (summa cum laude), Santa Clara Uni-
versity. Co-author: Legal Writing By Design. Expertise:
Legal Research andy .11... -t 1 II ., Practice, First
and Fourth Amendment Law.

Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.A., J.D., University of Florida. Expertise: Legal
Research and .,11... -.t II i, Advocacy.

Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.A., Hollins C II c J.D., University of Florida.
Expertise: Legal Research and y111 .t II

Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.S., B.A., J.D., University of Florida. Expertise: Legal
Research and "-,- t II Advocacy.

Legal Drafting
Director, Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.S., Bucknell University; Ed.M., M.C.R.P., J.D.,
Rutgers University. Expertise: Legal Drafting.

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

Senior Legal Skills Professor
B.A., J.D., Wake Forest University. Expertise: Legal

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

Visiting Faculty
Visiting Professor, Interim Director of Clinical and Skills
Background: B.A. (summa cum laude), University of Wisconsin; M.S.,
London School of Economics; J.D., University of Wisconsin.

Visiting Professor in Taxation
Background: J.D. (with honors), LL.M. in Taxation, University of Florida
C II ofLaw.

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
James C. Nicholas, Affiliate Professor of Law Emeritius
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
Mary Poe Twitchell, Professor Emeritus
W. Scott Van Alstyne Jr., Professor Emeritus
Peter Ward, Professor Emeritus
Winton E. "Skip" Williams, Professor Emeritus

2006-07 Handbook 31

Note: The following is a guide to courses offered at the Levin College of Law in the 2006-07 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/studentsicourseschedules.shtml.

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.
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.
LAW 6479
Credits: 3. Prerequisite: Natural Resources Law (LAW 6472) or Land
Use Planning and Control (LAW 6460). Prerequisite 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.
Credits: 2 or 3. Prerequisite: Legal Drafting (LAW 6955), and either
Labor Relations Law (LAW 6540) or Public Sector Labor Relations Law
(LAW 6544). The course is an in-depth exploration of labor arbitration,
a successful alternative to litigation in labor disputes and a model for
alternative dispute resolution systems in other fields. The course examines
the practical and legal aspects of the subject, and includes at least two
major written exercises such as the preparing of an arbitration brief or an
arbitration award. Satisfactory completion of the course will satisfy the
Advanced Writing Requirement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Credits: 2. Continuation of LAW 6953. LAW 6954 must be taken or no
credit toward graduation will be allowed for LAW 6953.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Credits: 2. Prerequisite: i ... .. 1 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.
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.
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.
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,

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religion, schooling and emancipation. Students will engage in exercises
involving drafting and oral advocacy in a simulated child protection case.
Credits: 2. Addresses our legal system's treatment of children, includ-
ing 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 conflicts between parents and children, parents and the state,
and children and the state. These conflicts raise constitutional and social
policy concerns 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 .. 1 mentally disabled, reflecting the problems
and perspectives of other groups in our society similarly disabled.
Credits: 9. The Clinic is a two-semester legal I .11 I .... with a one-
week prep course emphasizing multi-disciplinary collaboration and repre-
sentation of governmental agencies. Students attend bi-weekly staff meet-
ings and participate in case reviews. They also attend weekly classes and
team meetings to assess and discuss case assignments and research projects.
Students are evaluated on written work and performance evaluations.
Credits: 9 (Full-Representation : I1 .* "'.' 6 (Full-Representation
Summer, Juvenile, and Pro Se). Prerequisites for Juvenile and Pro Se
sections: Juvenile and Pro Se Clinic Prep (LAW 6944). 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).
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.
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. Cov-
ers 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 1.. .. II ,. completion of the clinic prep course. Registration by
application prior to advanced registration.
Credits: 2 or 3. The first part of this course deals with a cross-cultural com-
parison of law and the legal profession; the second part deals with more spe-
cific applications, e.g., comparison of American and foreign case materials.
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 im-
munity grants to replace the self-incrimination privilege; lawyer-client

and work product objections; obtaining financial records, customer
information, and computer records from "third parties" (e.g. banks,
telephone companies, computer networks); legal representation during
investigations (including issues of multiple representation, fee arrange-
ments, and duties of disclosure); parallel civil proceedings and criminal
investigations; disclosure of investigative information to civil litigants
and other governmental agencies; and use of search warrants to obtain
documents and computer information. Primary focus will be on federal
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.
Credits: 3. Prerequisite: Environmental Law and/or Land Use Law (4th
semester or greater); graduate students need instructor approval and
referral from affiliate faculty. This course will provide upper level envi-
ronmental law students and graduate students in related fields with ex-
posure 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.
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.
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.
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-Lend-
ing law, fair debt collection, and consumer issues in cyberspace.
Credits: 4. An introduction to the law and theory of ,II. enforceable
agreements and promises, including elements of contract formation;
consideration; effects of non-performance; conditions for relief from or
discharge of obligations; and remedies.
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 limi-
tations; moral rights; infringement actions; fair use and other affirmative
defenses; and federal preemption.
Credits: 3. Prerequisite: Corporations (LAW 6063). Recommended: Le-
gal Accounting (LAW 6760). An inquiry into the various methods used
in financing the corporation, payment of dividends and other distribu-
tions, the reacquisition by a corporation of its own shares, and problems
of mergers, consolidations and other forms of corporate reorganization.
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 mergers will be explored. Coverage
given to tax treatment of"S Corporations," an increasingly important
choice of entity for small businesses.

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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. M ay also consider federal r, .1i .. .... II ,,, insider trading,
proxy solicitations, and short-swing profits.
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.
Credits: 3. Substantive law of crimes, including principles of punishment,
elements of typical crimes, complicity, inchoate crime, responsibility and
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.
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).
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).
Credits: 3. Presents an overview of major issues in the administration of
the criminal justice process. Covers in one course, survey manner, many

concepts and legal issues covered in Criminal Procedure-Police and Police
Practices (LAW 6111) and Criminal Procedure-Adversary Systems (LAW
6112). Credit for this course precludes credit for either LAW 6111 or
6112. Students who have previously taken either of those courses may not
enroll in this class.
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.
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.
Credits: 2 or 3. An examination of various laws prohibiting discrimina-
tion in employment, with particular emphasis on federal law.
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.
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.
Credits: 2. Prerequisites: Natural Resources Law (LAW 6472) or Environ-
mental Law (LAW 6470). 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) c. I. .11 to an environmental
rule; (2) I..11 to an environmental agency permitting decision; and

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(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 permit I 11 .. ... 1i a mock media-
tion involving an environmental violation, and required to prepare legal
documents related to these exercises.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Credits: 2 or 3. Prerequisite: Constitutional Law (Law 5501). Analyzes
and criticizes philosophical and legal bases of important contemporary
restrictions on freedom of expression. Connections with larger issues of
tolerance and related principles of First Amendment law also pursued.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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Independent studies cannot be used to fulfill the seminar requirement.
Interested students should obtain an Independent Study Template from
Student Affairs Office.
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.
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 courses: Copyright Law, Patent Law or Trademark
Law. A survey of the law of patents, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks
and unfair competition.
Credits: 2. Prerequisite, at least one of the II 1. Intellectual Property
Law (LAW 6570), Copyright Law (LAW 6572), Patent Law (LAW
6573), or Trademark Law (LAW 6576). 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.
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.
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.
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.
Credits: 2 or 3. Prerequisite, at least one of the: II ,,, Intellectual
Property Law (LAW 6570), Copyright Law (LAW 6572), Patent Law
(LAW 6573), or Trademark Law (LAW 6576). 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.
Credits: 3. An introduction to international law as applied between na-
tions and in United States courts.
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 of International Law, Journal of Technology Law and Policy
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 ofInternational Law, 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, FloridaJournal ofInternational
Law, Journal of Technology Law and Policy and Journal ofLaw and Public
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.
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 and Public, are four. Research, writing,
and editorial work for the Journal of Law 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 forJLPP, as certified by the JLPP 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.

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Credit: 1 per semester. Maximum credits allowed are three; third credit
only available to editors. 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 ofLaw andPublic Policy) are four. Research, writing, and
editorial work for theJournal of Technology Law andPolicy. 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 forJTLP, as certified by theJTLP faculty advisor, may register
for one credit of Journal of Technology Law and Policy (LAW 6959) retro-
spectively in the term of enrollment next succeeding the term in which
the candidacy was completed.
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.
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.
Credits: 3. Prerequisite: Property (LAW 5400). 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. .11 be considered.
Credits: 3 or 4. Prerequisite: Property (LAW 5400). 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.
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.
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.
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.
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-
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).

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 oflnternationalLaw, 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.
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.
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.
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 11 ' I
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.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Moor 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 parents, and litigation procedures including remedies
and defenses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
II.. 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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Credits: 2. Prerequisite: Intellectual Property Law (LAW 6570) or Trade-
mark Law (Law 6576). This course will focus on trademark practice,

including applications for registration, PTO office actions, inter parties
proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, infringement
actions, maintenance of trademark rights, state registrations, assignments
and licenses.
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.
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.
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 of co-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 andPublic i 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).
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.
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.
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.

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6C1-4.017 The Student Honor Code
Preamble: In adopting this Honor Code, the students of the
University of Florida recognize that academic honesty and
integrity are fundamental values of the University commu-
nity. Students who enroll at the University commit to holding
themselves and their peers to the high standard of honor required
by the Honor Code. Any individual who becomes aware of a
violation of the Honor Code is bound by honor to take corrective
action. Student and faculty support are crucial to the success of
the Honor Code. The quality of a University of Florida education
is dependent upon the community acceptance and enforcement
of the Honor Code.

The Honor Code:
We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge
to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of hon-
esty and integrity.
On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of
Florida, the following pledge is either required or implied:
On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid
in doing this assignment.
(1) All students are required to abide by the Student Honor
(2) The conduct set forth hereinafter constitutes a violation
of the Student Conduct Code. Those adjudged to have
committed such conduct shall be subject to the sanctions
provided in Rule 6C1-4.016, F.A.C.
(a) Conduct Prohibited by the Honor Code. Students are
prohibited from engaging in the following conduct:
1. Conduct Constituting Academic Dishonesty. A student
shall not engage in conduct which constitutes academic
dishonesty. A student commits academic dishonesty by
engaging in conduct prohibited by this subsection. By
engaging in such conduct, a student violates the Honor
Code and becomes subject to the Student Conduct
Code (6C1-4.016)
2. False or Misleading Statement for the Purpose of
Procuring an Academic Advantage. A student shall not
intentionally or in bad faith make a false or misleading
statement for the purpose of procuring from the person
to whom the statement is made an academic advantage
for any student.
3. False or Misleading Statement Relating to an Honor
Code Violation. In reporting an alleged Honor Code
violation, a student shall not intentionally or in bad
faith make a false or misleading statement. During the
course of an Honor Code proceeding, or on final appeal
following such a proceeding, a student shall not at any
stage make a false or misleading statement to any person
charged with investigating or adjudicating the guilt of
the accused, reviewing a conviction of guilt, or deter-
mining or reviewing the appropriateness of the sanction

or sanctions to be recommended or imposed.
4. Prohibited Collaboration or Consultation. A student
shall not without express authorization collaborate or
consult with another person in an academic activity.
Prohibited collaboration or consultation shall include:
a. Collaborating when not authorized to do so on an
examination, take-home test, writing project, assign-
ment, or course required work.
b. Collaborating or consulting in any other academic
or co-curricular activity after receiving written notice
that such conduct is prohibited.
c. It is the responsibility of the student to seek clarifica-
tion whether or not collaboration or consultation
with another person is authorized prior to engaging
in any act of collaboration or consultation. If a faculty
member has authorized a student to collaborate or
consult with another person in limited circumstances,
the student shall not exceed that authority. If the
student wishes to collaborate or consult with another
person in circumstances to which the authority does
not plainly extend, the student shall first ascertain
with the faculty member whether the collaboration or
consultation is authorized.
5. Prohibited Use of Materials or Resources. A student
shall not use unauthorized materials or resources in an
academic activity. Unauthorized materials or resources
shall include:
a. Any paper or project authored by the student and
presented by the student for the satisfaction of any
academic requirement if the student has previously
submitted substantially the same paper or project to
satisfy an academic requirement and did not receive
express authorization to submit the paper or project.
b. Any materials or resources prepared by another stu-
dent and used without the student's express consent.
c. Any materials or resources which the faculty member
has notified the student in writing are prohibited.
d. If a faculty member has authorized a student to use
specified materials or resources, the student shall not
exceed that authority. If the student wishes to use any
material or resource to which the authority does not
plainly extend, the student shall first ascertain whether
the use is authorized.
6. Plagiarism. A student shall not represent as the student's
own work all or any portion of the work of another.
Plagiarism includes (but is not limited to):
a. Quoting oral or written materials, whether published
or unpublished, without proper attribution.
b. Submitting a document or assignment which in
whole or in part is identical or substantially identical
to a document or assignment not authored by the
7. Use of Fabricated or Falsified Information. A student
shall not use or present invented or fabricated informa-
tion; or falsified research or other findings if the student
knows or in the exercise of ordinary care should be
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have been falsified.
8. Interference with or Sabotage of Academic Activity. A
student shall not do any act or take any material for the
purpose of interfering with or sabotaging an academic
activity. Sabotage includes (but is not limited to):
a. Removing, concealing, damaging, destroying, or
stealing materials, or resources which are necessary to
complete or to perform the academic activity.
b. Tampering with another student's work.
c. Stealing from another student materials or resources
for the purpose of interfering with the student's suc-
cessful completion or performance of the academic
9. Unauthorized Taking or Receipt of Materials or
Resources to Gain an Academic Advantage. A student
shall not without express authorization take or receive
materials or resources from a faculty member for the
purpose of gaining an academic advantage.
10. Unauthorized Recordings. A student shall not without
express authorization make or receive any recording of
any class, co-curricular meeting, organizational meeting,
or meeting with a faculty member.
11. Bribery. A student shall not offer, give, receive, or solicit
a bribe of money, materials, goods, or services for the
purpose of procuring or providing an academic advan-
12. Submission of Paper or Academic Work Purchased or
Obtained from an Outside Source. A student shall not
submit as his or her own work a paper or other aca-
demic work that was purchased or otherwise obtained
from an outside source. An outside source includes
(but is not limited to) a commercial vendor of research
papers, a file of research papers or tests maintained by
a student organization or other body or person, or any
other source of papers or of academic work that was
authored or prepared by a person other than the student
who submits it.
13. Conspiracy to Commit Academic Dishonesty. A student
shall not conspire with any other person to commit an
act that violates the Honor Code.

Substantial rewording of Regulation 6C1-4.0212 follows.
6C1-4.0212, The Levin College of Law Honor System.

(a) The University of Florida College of Law Honor System
(hereinafter "Honor Code"), a part of the University of
Florida Student Honor Code, represents a commitment by
students to adhere to the highest degree of ethical integ-
rity. Each student who joins the College of Law commu-
nity is assumed to be trustworthy unless and until proven
(b) Students at the College of Law benefit from the Honor
Code because teaching and learning flourish best in an

environment where mutual trust and respect form the
bedrock of relationships within the community. The
Honor Code helps create a community in which students
can maximize their intellectual and academic potential.
(c) The Honor Code reminds all members of the law school
community that success obtained through dishonest
means is no success at all. Moreover, attendance at the
College of Law is every students first step in becoming a
member of the legal profession. Essential to the well being
of the legal profession is the presence of a sense of honor
and ethical integrity among its members. The Honor Code
is therefore an integral part of proper and complete profes-
sional training.
(d) The Honor Code furthers the goal of the College of
Law to serve the public and the profession by produc-
ing attorneys dedicated to promoting justice, excellence,
and respect for the law. The success of the Honor Code
depends upon the diligence with which members of the
College of Law community ensure that they, as well as
others, uphold the letter and spirit of the Honor Code.
(e) The Honor Code at the University of Florida College of
Law addresses seven main issues: Violations of the Honor
Code, the Honor Committee, Honor Code Proceedings,
Sanctioning Guidelines, Review and Imposition of Sanc-
tions; Review of the Hearing Process; and Final Appeal by
Student to the University of Florida Office of the Vice-
President for Student Affairs.

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(f) Definitions. As used in the Honor Code, the following
words have the following meanings:
1. "Academic Activity" shall mean: [i] any assigned work
or project used to determine academic credit, including
(but not limited to) an examination, writing project,
take-home test, or other project; or [ii] any competi-
tion, activity, or project sponsored or sanctioned by
the University in which the student participates for the
purpose of gaining an academic advantage.
2. "Academic advantage" shall mean [i]any potential
benefit to a student's academic or professional stand-
ing or to the student's prestige within the University
community, including (but not limited to) academic
credit or honors, or an award or other recognition of
excellence in a particular academic or professional field
or endeavor (including selection for membership in an
organization related to the field or profession); or [ii]
or a waiver, extension, release, or excuse from academic
requirements, sanctions, or penalties.
3. "Accusation" shall mean a report of an alleged violation
which has been determined to fall within the scope of
the Honor Code and which merits further action by the
Honor Committee.
4. "Appropriate Sanction" shall mean a sanction or com-
bination of sanctions that is specifically designed to be
appropriate to a specific violation of the Honor Code
according to the guidelines of Section (5).
5. "Bad Faith" shall mean reckless or careless indifference to
the truth or falsity of a statement.
6. "Chair" shall mean the Chairperson of the Honor Com-
mittee or, if the Chair is unable to act, the Vice-Chair
and the Secretary in succession.
7. "Faculty Advisor" shall mean the faculty representative
appointed by the Dean to serve on the Honor Commit-
8. "Faculty Member" shall mean a person engaged in
teaching a course at the College of Law and includes an
adjunct faculty member.

9. "Full Restitution" shall mean compensation to the
University for the actual cost of repair or replacement of
damaged property or for other monetary loss caused by
the student's violation of the Honor Code.
10. "Honor Code Proceeding" shall mean a proceeding
governed by the Honor Code, and includes a review pur-
suant to Section (6).
11. "Honor Code Violation" shall mean prohibited conduct
as defined in 6C1-4.017.
12. "Honor Committee" shall mean the committee of indi-
viduals who administer the Honor Code as defined in
Section (3).
13. "Material" shall mean any material related to a specific
academic or co-curricular activity (including, but not
limited to, course notes, textbooks, treatises, course
packets, briefs, annotated statutes, or articles in a
review or journal) whether published or unpublished
and whether authored by a student or another person
and includes academic material available only in digital
format or through the internet.
14. "Procedure Manual" shall mean the documents consist-
ing of the administrative and procedural regulations
promulgated by the Honor Committee.
15. "Reported violation" shall mean an unproven allegation
of misconduct received by the Honor Committee or the
College of Law.
16. "Resource" shall mean any device or technology provid-
ing access to information, including (but not limited to)
a device such as a computer, computer program, radio,
video or audio recording device, calculator or communi-
cation device; or any document or publication providing
information, including (but not limited to) a printed or
electronic publication or website.
17. "Review Board" shall mean the group of individuals
charged with reviewing certain actions of the Honor
Committee as described in Section (6).
18. Representation" shall mean any written or oral state-
ment or any act by a student signifying a response in cir-

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cumstances in which a response is expected or required.
19. "Student" or "Students" shall mean a student at the Col-
lege of Law.

(a) Conduct Prohibited by the Honor Code. Students are
prohibited from engaging in conduct that violates the
Academic Honesty Guidelines (6C1-4.017). Actions iden-
tified in the Academic Honesty Guidelines are violations
of the Honor Code.
(b) Consequences of Honor Code Violation. The following
shall be consequences of an Honor Code violation:
1. Imposition of Sanctions. If a student is adjudicated
responsible for a violation of the Honor Code or accepts
responsibility for a violation, the student becomes sub-
ject to the sanctions authorized by 6C1-4.016(3).
2. Bar Notification. If a student is adjudicated responsible
for an Honor Code violation or accepts responsibility
for a violation, the College of Law shall provide this
information to any state or federal bar to which the
College of Law becomes aware that the student has
3. Fl i--,,, of Student's Records. If a student adjudicated
responsible for an Honor Code violation or accepts
responsibility for a violation, College of Law Student
Affairs shall include this information and make a record
of the proceedings against the student a permanent part
of the student's file.

(a) Purpose of the Honor Committee. The Honor Committee
administers the University of Florida Academic Honesty
Guidelines (6C1-4.017) within the College of Law. In
this capacity and at all times observing confidentiality
requirements imposed by law, the Honor Committee has
the authority to do all actions which are necessary to the
proper administration of the Code, including the author-
ity to promulgate a Procedure Manual.
(b) Composition of the Honor Committee. The Honor Com-
mittee shall consist of the following members:
1. Student members elected as representatives to the Com-
mittee pursuant to the provisions herein and according
to the procedures designated in the Procedure Manual.
2. Two faculty advisors appointed by the Dean of the Col-
lege of Law.
3. An Administrative Member (the Associate Dean for
Student Affairs or, if the Associate Dean for Student
Affairs is unable to serve, the Assistant Dean for Student
4. The University's ex officio representative from the Office
of Student Judicial Affairs.
(c) Student Members of the Honor Committee.
1. Eligibility and Duties. Students are eligible to serve on
the Honor Committee if they meet University require-
ments for participation in campus activities. A student
who serves on the Honor Committee undertakes to
make a good faith effort to perform the duties of a
student member as set forth in the Procedure Manual.
2. Removal of Student Honor Committee Members. The
Honor Committee may remove a student member by

a 2/3 vote of all the voting members for good cause
shown. Good cause includes (but is not limited to) any
failure of a student member to make a good faith effort
to perform the duties of a student member as set forth
in the Procedure Manual.
3. Honor Committee Officers. The Committee shall select
from its student members a Chair, a Vice-Chair, and a
Secretary. Officers serve at the pleasure of the Commit-
tee. The Committee can remove any officer at any time
and for any reason by a vote of 2/3 of all the Commit-
tee's voting members.
(d) Voting Rights of Committee Members.
The University's ex officio representative from the Office
of Student Judicial Affairs does not vote on Committee
matters. All other members of the Honor Committee have
an equal vote as to any matter that is before the Honor

(a) Rights of Students in an Honor Code Proceeding. Stu-
dents accused of a violation of the Honor Code shall be
accorded the rights as listed in 6C1-4.016(5)(b). If the
student believes that a Committee member has a conflict
of interest, the student has the right to request recusal of
the Committee member.
(b) Report of Suspected Violation. A student or faculty mem-
ber who in good faith believes that a student has violated
the Honor Code shall report the violation to the Honor
Committee. Any person who believes in good faith that
a student may have violated the Honor Code may report
the violation to the Honor Committee.
(c) Procedure for Resolution of Alleged Honor Code
1. Determination of the Committee's Jurisdiction to Act
on the Report. The Administrative Member and the
Director of Student Judicial Affairs have the author-
ity to determine if the alleged conduct (1) warrants an
accusation against the person or persons identified in
the report, and (2) falls within the scope of the Honor
Code. If both conditions are met, the Honor Commit-
tee has jurisdiction. A reported violation constitutes an
accusation only where the allegations contain sufficient
merit to warrant further action. If it is determined that
the alleged conduct does not fall within the scope of
the Honor Code, but does warrant action under the
University of Florida Conduct Code, the Committee
shall refer the matter to Student Judicial Affairs in the
Dean of Students' Office. In all cases, the Administra-
tive Member and Director of Student Judicial Affairs
shall have the authority to conduct all investigations
necessary for these determinations.
2. Determination of the Alleged Violation.
a. Following notice of the charges, the student shall
select one of the following two methods of resolving
the issue:
i. Accepting responsibility and proceeding directly to
sanctioning, or;
ii. Denying responsibility and requesting a hearing
before the Honor Committee.
b. If the student accepts responsibility for the alleged
violation, the Chair shall appoint a committee to

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conduct a sanctioning hearing. At the sanctioning
hearing, the committee shall pursuant to Section (5)
determine an appropriate sanction to be recom-
mended to the Review Board.
3. Adjudication by the Honor Committee.
a. The Honor Committee Chair shall appoint a com-
mittee of three disinterested committee members
to conduct the hearing. At the Honor Committee
hearing, the student has the rights set forth in 6C1-
4.016(5)(b). The Honor Committee determination
shall be made on the basis of whether based upon
the evidence presented to the Honor Committee it is
more likely than not that the accused student violated
the Honor Code.
b. If it determines that the student has violated the
Honor Code, the committee shall, pursuant to Sec-
tion (5), determine an appropriate sanction to be
recommended to the Review Board.
(d) Failure of the Student to Participate in Resolving the
Alleged Violation.
1. Voluntary Withdrawal of the Student from the Uni-
versity Following Report of an Alleged Violation. If
the student withdraws from the University of Florida
following the report of the student's alleged violation of
the Honor Code, the Chair shall proceed as provided
in subsection (4) (c) 1. If charges are issued, the Honor
Code proceeding is stayed and the records are filed with
College of Law Student Affairs and the Director of
Student Judicial Affairs. The transcript and registration
of the student are flagged in accordance with 6C1-
4.026. The University of Florida shall retain a copy of
the flagged transcript.
2. Failure of the Student to Appear at a Hearing. A student
who fails to notify the Chair of his or her choice either
to accept responsibility or to deny responsibility within
the period of time outlined in the letter of charges
will be deemed to have chosen the option of denying
responsibility and requesting an Honor Commit-
tee hearing. The Chair shall, pursuant to subsection
(4)(c)3, appoint a committee to adjudicate the matter.
If the student is duly notified of the hearing and fails to
appear, the committee may proceed in the absence of
the student.

(a) Rights of Student or Involved Faculty Member at a Sanc-
tioning Hearing.
1. A student who has accepted responsibility for an Honor
Code violation or who has been adjudicated responsible
for an Honor Code violation has the right to be present
at the sanctioning hearing. At the sanctioning hearing,
the student has the right to present to the committee
any mitigating circumstances that the student wishes
the committee to consider.
2. An involved faculty member has the right to be present
at the sanctioning hearing and to present to the com-
mittee any mitigating or aggravating circumstances of
which the faculty member is aware. Alternatively, an
involved faculty member may provide to the commit-
tee a written statement concerning any mitigating or
aggravating circumstances of which the faculty member

is aware.
3. In addition, an involved faculty member has the right
to recommend an appropriate sanction.
(a[sic]) Determination of Appropriate Sanction.
In determining the appropriate sanction to be recom-
mended to the Review Board, the committee shall
consider mitigating and aggravating circumstances which
are presented by the student or by an involved faculty
member, or which are clearly reflected in the record.
1. Mitigating circumstances include (but are not limited
a. A student's voluntary report of the student's own
violation of the Honor Code.
b. A student's acceptance of responsibility prior to
adjudication of the Honor Code violation.
c. Any other circumstance which in the judgment of
any member of the committee may constitute a
mitigating circumstance.
2. Aggravating circumstances include:
a. Any injury that the student's Honor Code violation
has caused to any person affected by the Honor
Code violation, including (but not limited to) a
faculty member or other student.
b. A prior adjudication for violation of the Honor
c. Any other circumstance that in the judgment of
any member of the committee may constitute an
aggravating circumstance.
(b) Notice to Student of the Committee's Determination.
Following a determination of the appropriate sanction
to be recommended to the Review Board, the committee
shall notify the student of the sanction or sanctions to be
recommended. An appropriate sanction is any sanction or
combination of sanctions authorized in 6C1-4.016(3).
(c) Notice to the Faculty of Record.
Following a determination of the appropriate sanction
to be recommended to the Review Board, the committee
shall notify the faculty member of record in the course in
which the violation occurred of any sanction or combina-
tion of sanctions to be recommended.

(a) The Review Board consists of the Dean of the College of
Law; the University of Florida Dean of Students or his or
her designee; and the Chair.
(b) The Review Board shall review the record and all sanctions
recommended by the committee. If the Review Board is
satisfied that the sanctions are appropriate, the Review
Board shall impose the appropriate sanctions.
(c) If a student petitions the Review Board for review of
the student's adjudication of an Honor Code violation,
the Review Board shall review the record to determine
whether the record supports the adjudication. To petition,
the student must submit written notice to the Dean of the
College of Law no later than the 5th business day after the
sanction has been imposed.
(d) If at any time subsequent to a student's adjudication of
an Honor Code violation the student discovers substan-
tial new evidence tending to refute the judgment, the
student may petition the Review Board to determine

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whether further proceedings are warranted. "Substantial
new evidence" means evidence that was not available to
the student during the original Honor Code proceedings
through the exercise of reasonable diligence.

(a) If the Review Board affirms the adjudication or approves
the sanctions imposed by the committee, the student may
appeal the adjudication or the sanctions to the University
of Florida Vice President for Student Affairs. To present
an appeal, the student must submit a written notice to
the University of Florida Office of Student Affairs no later
than the 10th business day following the day on which the
student receives notice of the Review Board's final determi-

Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.
History--New 7-11-94, Amended 4-30-95, 5-1-96, 12-02-05.


The following is excerpted from Regulations 6C1-4.014, 4.015
and 4.016 in the University of Florida Code of Student Conduct.
For the complete text of regulations related to Student Affairs,
go online to http://regulations.ufl.edu/chapter4/, or contact the
Dean of Students Office at (352) 392-1261, (352) 392-5566
(FAX), (877) 9UF-DEAN Toll-Free), 202 Peabody Hall, PO Box
114075, Gainesville, FL 32611.
Students enjoy the rights and privileges that accrue to member-

ship in a University community and are subject to the respon-
sibilities which accompany 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 made available to
all students as part of the Florida Administrative Code (Chapter
6C1-4) and are applicable upon publication in the Independent
Florida Alligator, the University Catalog, or any reasonable means
of notification.

The purpose of the Student Code of Conduct is to set forth the
specific authority and responsibility of the University in main-
taining social discipline, to establish guidelines which facilitate
a just and civil campus community, and to outline the educa-
tional process for determining student and student organization
responsibility for violations of University regulations. This judicial
process will follow established procedures for insuring funda-
mental fairness and an educational experience that facilitates the
development of the individual and of the organization.

The President is charged with the responsibility for establishing
and enforcing regulations governing student life. Regulations are
designed to enable the University to protect against the conduct
of those who, by their actions, impair or infringe on the rights of
others or interfere with the orderly operations of the University.
As outlined in the University of Florida Rule 6C1-4.015, Florida
Administrative Code, discipline may be imposed for violations of
the Student Code of Conduct occurring at any of the following
locations or activities:
University campus; University owned and or controlled property;
Property or other housing units assigned for responsibility to the
University, including, but not necessarily limited to, fraternity
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Activities sponsored by the University;
Activities officially approved by the University, which are con-
ducted by University chartered organizations, and;
Activities occurring off campus in accordance with University of
Florida Rule 6C1-4.018, Florida Administrative Code.

The primary judicial bodies authorized by the President and
charged with the administration and enforcement of this code,
shall formulate and furnish to students charged with an offense,
rules of procedure which shall insure basic procedural fairness.
Students charged with less serious violations can choose an
informal proceeding or a formal hearing. Students who choose an
informal proceeding shall be accorded the right to:
Have an advisor present;
Be provided, prior to the proceeding, the nature and source of the
evidence which will be used by the University; and
Be free from compulsory self-incrimination.

Students who are charged with more serious violations will
choose between a formal hearing with a conduct committee or a
University hearing officer. Students who choose a formal hearing
will be accorded the right to:
Have an advisor present;
Question adverse witnesses;
Present evidence and witnesses relevant to his/her defense;
Be provided, prior to the hearing, the nature and source of the
evidence which will be used by the University; and
Be free from compulsory self-incrimination.

In cases involving potential sanctions other than suspension,
expulsion or removal from housing, if the student was sent notice
of the hearing to his/her address in the Registrar's records or the
notice was hand delivered and the student fails to appear at the
hearing, the student has waived the right to attend the hearing,
which may then proceed in the student's absence. For serious
offenses which may involve removal from housing, suspension
or expulsion, a second notice will be issued. If the person doesn't
show up the second time, the hearing goes on.
The record of student judicial hearings are in the student's disci-
plinary record and are closed, unless the accused student requests
an open hearing a minimum of five working days before the hear-
ing. All student witnesses must agree in writing to this request.

The Dean of Students or the dean's designee has the authority
to determine if a violation of Rule 6C1- 4.016(1) warrants the
immediate suspension of a student or a student organization's
privileges. The criteria to be used by the Dean of Students in
making this determination are:
whether the student or student organization poses a danger of
serious physical harm to himself/herself or others at the Univer-
sity; or
whether immediate suspension is necessary to protect the health,
safety or welfare of the student or others at the University.
Upon making such a determination, the Dean of Students, with
approval of the Vice President for Student Affairs, will suspend
the student pending a hearing before the appropriate hear-
ing body in accordance with Rule 6C1-4.013, and the Dean of
Students will suspend a student organization pending a hear-
ing before the appropriate hearing body in accordance with

Rule 6C1-4.0162. No student or student organization may be
removed from on-campus housing until the completion of the
appropriate hearing unless it is determined by the Dean of Stu-
dents that such removal is necessary to protect the health, safety
and welfare of individuals or property. Said hearing will take
place within a reasonable time after notification of such immedi-
ate suspension.

The following are violations of the Student Code of Conduct
and may result in sanctions being imposed upon the offenders in
accordance with 6C1-4.015: 2.

(a) Furnishing false information to the University.
(b) Forgery, alteration, misuse or failure to provide required
information on University documents, records, or identifi-
cation cards.
(c) Taking or unauthorized use, possession or destruction
of public or private property or services or acts commit-
ted with disregard of possible harm to such property or
(d) Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys or
access cards to any University premises or services.
(e) Unauthorized or attempted entry into, on, or use of Uni-
versity premises.
(f) Failure to comply with lawful directives of University
officials or law enforcement officers acting in performance
of their duties.
(g) Disruption of the normal operations of the University and
infringement upon the rights of other members of the
University Community in violation of the Demonstration
Policy of the University, Rule 6C1-2.002, FA.C.
(h) Failure to comply with any University rule or regulation
including the Alcoholic Beverages Rule, 6C1-2.019.
(i) Violations of the University of Florida, Division of Hous-
ing Rules and Regulations.
(j) Action which interferes with or obstructs the student judi-
cial 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-incrimination.
(k) Possession, use, or delivery of controlled substances as
defined in Chapter 893, Florida Statutes.
(1) Illegal or unauthorized possession or use of firearms, explo-
sives, ammunition, fireworks, weapons (such as metallic
knuckles, slingshots, bows and arrows, and switch-blade
knives), or other deadly weapon or dangerous chemicals on
University premises.
(m) Actions which cause or attempt to cause a fire or explo-
sion, falsely reporting a fire, explosion or an explosive
device, tampering with fire safety equipment or failure to
evacuate university buildings during a fire alarm.
(n) Hazing, defined as an act which recklessly or intention-
ally 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 mem-
bership 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., ..11, rnl...r to any University of

46 Levin College of Law

Florida function or event, or any event being held or to be
held on 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 Univer-
sity premises or at functions sponsored by, sanctioned by,
or participated in by the University.
(r) Actions which are committed with disregard of the pos-
sible harm to an individual or group, or which result in
injury to an individual or group including physical and
sexual assault and relationship/domestic 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 educa-
tional environment, including racial and sexual harassment
and stalking.
(t) Any action without authorization from the University
which does or causes to, access, use, modify, destroy, dis-
close or take data, programs or supporting documentation
residing in or relating in any way to a university computer,
computer system or computer network or causes the denial
of computer system services to an authorized user of such
system. Any violation to the university acceptable use
(u) Failure to comply with the Student Honor Code,
6C1-4.017, FA.C.

When a student violates city, state or federal law by an offense
committed off the campus and it is not associated with a Univer-
sity-connected activity, the disciplinary authority of the Univer-
sity 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-cam-
pus offense only when it is required by law to do so or when the
nature of the offense is such that, in the judgment 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 Community. 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 Univer-
sity with respect to any such off-campus conduct shall be taken
independently of any off-campus authority (University of Florida
Rule 6C1-4.018).

Also see University of Florida Regulations, 6C1-4.012 Student
Affairs; Grievance Procedure, at http://regulations.ufl.edul

The University of Florida is committed to a policy of treating all
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 atten-
tion of the University administration 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 ineq-
uitable or creates unnecessary hardship. Areas in which student
grievances may arise include sexual harassment, discrimination,
and non-grade academic matters. As soon as a grievance issue
arises, the student should speak with the assistant dean for stu-
dent 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 Universtiy Ombudsman Tommie
Howard, 31 Tigert Hall, University of Florida, phone 392-1308,
fax 392 1350. Questions regarding grades should be directed to
the professor initiating the grade.

Note: Law Students have an ongoing obligation to update
their application for admission to law school.



Essential Eligibility Requirements for the Practice of Law in
1. Knowledge of the fundamental principles of the law and their
2. The ability to reason logically and accurately analyze legal
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
trustworthy manner.
D. Avoid acts that are illegal, dishonest, fraudulent or deceit-
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.

2006-07 Handbook 47


1L Shadow Program, 17
ABA Length of Study Rule, 8
Academic Advising, 14
Academic Calendar, i
Academic Correspondence, 14
Academic Documentation, 14
Academic Exclusions, 10
Academic Policies, 8
Academic Probations, 10, 14
Academic Success Program, 14
ADA Accommodations, 10
Administrative Services, 18
Admissions, 19
Advanced Writing Requirement, 2
Alumni Affairs, 20
Annual Fund, 20
Application Amendments, 14
Attendance, 8
Awards, 12, 14
Bar Questions, 14
Book Awards, 12, 14
Buckley Amendment, 12
Career Listserv, 17
Career Services, 17
CCF, 22
CCS, 17
Center for American Law Studies at Warsaw
(Poland) University, 22
Center for Estate and Elder Law Planning, 22
Center for Governmental Responsibility, 22
Center for Information Research (CIR), 22
Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations, 23
Center on Children and Families, 22
Certificate Programs, 3
CGR, 22
Child Welfare Clinic, 30
Class Ranking, 12, 14
Clinic Faculty, 30
Clinic Selection, 14
Clinics, 30
Communications, 20
Comparative Law Program, 6
Computer Policy, 11
Conference on Legal and Policy Issues in the
Americas, 22
Conference Planning, 18
Confidentiality of Student Records, 12
Costa Rica Summer Program, 3, 6, 22
Counseling, 14
Course Descriptions, 32
Course Progression, 3
Criminal Clinic, 30
Dean's Certificates for State Bars, 14
Dean's Office, 18
Degree Requirements, 2
Departure, 10
Development, 20
Disability Resources, 10, 12, 14
Diversity Policy, 13
Doctor of Juridical Science in Taxation, 7
Drop/Add Policies, 8, 14
Emeriti Faculty, 31
Employer Directories, 17
Employment, 8, 15, 17
Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate, 3

ESL Accommodations, 10
Estates and Trusts Practice Certificate, 4
Estates, Trusts and Elder Law Society, 16
Exam Numbers, 10
Exams, 9, 14
Exchange Programs, 6
Expenses, 15
Externships, 3, 17
Extracurricular Organizations, 16
Facebook, 14
Faculty Directory, 25
Family Law Certificate, 4
Federal Loans, 15
Financial Information, 15
FlaLaw, 20
Florida Journal of International Law, 16
Florida Law Review, 16
Florida Tax Review, 7
Foreign Programs, 6
GPA, 9
Grade Distribution, 14
Grade Point Average, 9
Grades Online, 9
Grades, 9, 14
Graduate Course Option, 9
Graduate Tax Program, 7
Graduation Checks, 14
Graduation, 14
High Honors, 12
Highest Honors, 12
Honor Codes, 40
Honors, 12
ICAM, 16
Incomplete Grades, 9
Independent Study, 3
Institute for Dispute Resolution, 30
Institute for Human Rights, Peace and
Development, 23
Intellectual Property Law Certificate, 5
International and Comparative Law Certificate, 6
International Center for Automated Information
Research (ICAIR), 24
International Commercial Arbitration Moot, 16
International Financial Crimes Studies Center, 24
International Programs, 6
International Tax Law, 7
Interviewing, 17
Introduction to Law School and the Profession, 14
Jessup Moot Court Team, 16
Job Search Counseling, 17
Joint Degrees, 6, 7
JournalofTechnologyLaw and 16
Judicial Clerkships, 17
Jury Duty, 8
Justice Campbell Thornal Moor Court Team, 16
Laptop Requirement, 11
Law Alumni Council, 20
Law Center Association, Inc. Board of Trustees, 20
Lawton M. Chiles Legal Information Center, 20
Legal Drafting Faculty, 31
Legal Information Center, 20
Legal Research and Writing Faculty, 30
Legal Technology Institute, 24
Legal Writing Workshops, 14
Letters of Good Standing, 14

Levin C II of Law Honor System, 41
LIC, 20
LL.M Degrees, 7
Loan Deferments, 14
Loans, 15
Master of Laws Degrees, 7
Maximum and Minimum Loads, 8
Medical Withdrawals, 14
Mentor Program, 17
Military Recruiting, 18
Multicultural Activities, 14
Notary, 14
Online Grade Posting, 9
Option Petitions, 14
Order of the Coif, 12
Parking Decals, 18
Payroll, 18
Petition for Exception to Policies, 12, 14
Pro Bono Opportunities, 17
Public Interest Environmental Conference, 4
Re-entry, 10
Refund of Fees, 9
Registration, 8, 14
Religious Holidays, 8
Repeating Courses, 10
Rescheduling Exams, 10
Resume, 17
Richard Stephens Tax Library and Graduate
Lounge, 20
Rule of Law in the Americas Program, 22
S.J.D. in Taxation, 7
Scheduling, 14
Scholarships, 12, 15
Seminars, 2
Short-Term Loans, 15
Skills Training, 2, 30
Skills Training Faculty, 30
Solomon Amendment, 18
Special Needs, 14
Stafford Loans, 15
Stephen C. O'Connell Florida Supreme Court
Reading Room, 20
Student Activities, 14
Student Affairs, 14
Student Employment, 8, 15, 17
Student Organizations, 16
Student Records, 14
Study Abroad, 6, 14
Support Groups, 14
Support Services, 14
Teaching Evaluations, 18
Transfer Services, 14
Trial Competition Team, 16
Tuition, 15
UFLaw Magazine, 20
University of Florida Code of Student
Conduct, 45
University of Florida Honor Code, 40
University ofFlorida Journal ofLaw and Public
Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics, 3, 30
Visiting Student Services, 14
Visitor Parking, 18
Withdrawals, 9, 14
Writing Competitions, 14

48 Levin College of Law


First Floor

Admissions 1Q
Bailey Courtroom 1P
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
Comparative Law 3A
Computer Services 3 E
Copy Room II
Copy Room 3Q
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
International Programs 3A
International Tax 3 F
John Marshall Bar Association 1S
Journal Offices 2Q
Lawton Chiles Gallery 1L
Legal Research & Writing/
Appellate Advocacy 2U
Library Offices 1 E
Media Services 2S
Meditation Room 2D
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 3 H
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 2 B
Trial Team Offices 1C
Virgil Hawkins Legal Clinics 10

180 1N
270 2P
283 21
284 23
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 33, Admissions

Media/Study Rooms
247 2W
249 2X
272-273, 275, 280-282 2Y
276-279 2Z



Second Floor

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Admissions www.law.ufl.eduladmissionsl
Admissions Office: e-mail admissions@law.ufl.edu,
phone 273-0890 or 1-877-429-1297
Alumni Affairs www.law.ufl.edulalumnil
Development & Alumni Affairs Office: 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: 273-0620
Career Services www.law.ufl.edulcareerl
Center for Career Services: careers@law.ufl.edu, 273-0860
Center for Children & Families www.law.ufl.edul
kelley@law.ufl.edu, 273-0613
Estates & Trusts Practice Certificate Program
Center for Governmental Responsibility
_..,I 1,1 h-.. .1u -_ .-0835
Center for the Study of Race & Race Relations
Environmental & Land Use Law Program
elulp@law.ufl.edu, 273-0777
Faculty Support, Textbook Adoptions
Financial Aid www.law.ull.edulsludenlsllinanciallindex.
Student Affairs: i h11 .. .,.I , .u',,'
University Finan: l 5i... i -. I 11, iip.,. I i **'.'-nii I
Graduate Tax Program www.law.ull.edultaxl
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Housing www.housing.ull.edulhousingl
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Information Resources www.law.ull.edullicl
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International Financial Crimes Studies

International Programs www.law.ull.edulinternationall
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Legal Drafting
Legal Research & Writing & Appellate Advocacy
Center for Information Research (CIR)
adkins@law.ufl.edu, 273-0765
LL.M. in Comparative Law www.law.ufl.edulprogramsl
llmcomp@law.ufl.edu, 273-0775
Parking/Transportation www.parking.ufl.edul
Decals and Tickets (UF): 392-6655;
Communications www.law.ufl.edulnews/contact.shtml
FlaLaw, UFLAWMagazine, Media Relations, Marketing,
Publications, Photography: flalaw@law.ufl.edu, 273-0650
Security, Crime (UF) http://police.ufl.edul
University Police Department: 392-1111
SNAP (Campus Escorts): 392-SNAP
Skills Training, Clinics www.law.ufl.edulcenters/hawkinsl
Clinics: ,i, -., I., l l .1,..1ii 273-0650
Student Affairs www.law.ufl.edulstudentsl
St .,ri._r ; if, svc@law.ufl.edu, 273-0620 (Academic Suc-
cess, Counseling, Exams, Honor Committee, Orientation,
Registration, Study Abroad, Student Organizations)
Student Organizations www.law.ufl.edulstudentsl
Black Law Students Association: 392-7114
Environmental and Land Use Law Society: 273-0777
Florida Journal of .' '' 2"'-n0n0
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Technology Services: 273-0750
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