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 BLSA alumni reunion weekend March...
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Table of Contents
    Phi Alpha Delta election today
        Page 1 (MULTIPLE)
    Student affairs
        Page 2
    Trial team tryouts Jan. 29
        Page 3
    BLSA alumni reunion weekend March 22-25
        Page 4
    Inside the Law School
        Page 5
    College of Law calendar
        Page 6
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Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 15 Jan. 22, 2001

Inside: Phi Alpha Delta election today education is highly commendable, and an inspiration
New issue of Phi Alpha Delta will hold its spring election today to many underrepresented people. I am pleased to
The Docket (Jan. 22), 5:20 p.m., Bailey Courtroom. For more know others are taking tremendous steps to make
SK officials head information: UFPAD@law.com. higher education attainable to all," said Bustamante
ey oc in a letter to Dean Jon Mills.
UF conference on FJIL competition meetings set Hispanic Business Magazine, a nationally distrib-
role of law, media, Al second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-semester uted publication, ranked the Levin College of Law
courts in 2000 students should note that Florida Journal of fourth in the nation in its September issue on the
Florida presidential International Law is holding its Spring 2001 Open "Top 10 Law Schools for Hispanic Students."
election (pg. 3) Writing Competition. Informational meetings will be Also included in the list were University of
Study in the held Tuesday (Jan. 23), 5:15 p.m., 190B Holland Miami, Loyola Marymount (Los Angeles), St. Mary's
Netherlands (pg. 4) Hall, and Monday, Jan. 29, 5:15 p.m., 290 Holland University (San Antonio), Stanford, University of
Seventh annual Hall. Co-curricular academic credit is awarded for Texas, Texas Southem (Houston), Fordham,
environmental successful candidates. University of Southem Califomia and Arizona State
conference (pg. 6) If you are unable to attend or have questions, University. According to Hispanic Business, editors
e-mail Executive Student Works Editor Trudy took into consideration in addition to academic
Craun, trudyc@ufl.edu, or Editor-in-Chief Kurian and faculty stature such items as minority recruit-
Student Koshy, koshy@mailandnews.com. (Continued on page 3)
Organization Moot Court tryouts meeting
Fair/Mixer A Moot Court tryouts meeting will be
held Tuesday (Jan. 23), 6:45 p.m., 190C
Get informed, Holland Hall. General meeting to follow.
acquainted, Also scheduled:
involved... Moot Court Brief Writing Seminar,
intoh tdn Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6:45 p.m.,
190C Holland Hall
organizations at Moot Court Competition Question
the Levin & Answer Session, Tuesday, Feb. 6,
College of Law 6:45 p.m., 190C Holland Hall

This Wednesday Law school commended by
(Jan. 24), California Lt. Governor Brazil's attorney general visits
10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Levin College of Law has received a Brazil's Attomey General Geraldo Brindeiro (second from
Concourse commendation from Califomia Lieutenant left) met with Levin College of Law faculty and administra-

For information: Govemor Cruz Bustamante, in honor of the tors Jan. 17, to discuss the judicial system in Brazil and the
Gil Sanchez, law school's placement among the top 10 potential for joint projects with the law school related to
Law College law schools in the country by Hispanic judicial reform and the rule of law in Latin America. Meeting
Council Office Business Magazine. with him here (from left) are Associate Dean Michael Seigel,
"Your commitment to providing quality Dean Jon Mills, and Professor Winston Nagan.



St udent Apply for ABA/LSD Program 12:45 p.m., Bailey Courtroom Those who are
organi zations Applications are now being accepted for the only interested in finding out more about extem-
with e-board ABA/LSD Liaison & National Student Director ships also are welcome.
changes must Program. This program enables students to partici- Cameron
re-register pate as leaders in many sections and divisions of
the ABA. Also, the Division appoints national stu- named
All student groups dent directors and coordinators to the LSD's com- assistant
with changes in their -
with changes intheir petitions and national programs. Liaisons serve on director
e-boards' membership boards and act as communicators between the The Center for
must now re-register section or division and the Law Student Division, Career Services wel-
their organizations. offering valuable opportunities for networking comes its newest mem-
Changes can be made
anescan e mae with practicing lawyers across the country. You ber of the team:
online. If you have any must be an ABA/LSD member to be appointed. Assistant Director
questions about the pro- For applications and information, visit the Office Karla L. Cameron.
cedure, contact: Chris of Student Affairs. Cameron graduated from Karla Cameron
Cupoli, Studente Indiana University School
Activities CenteCareer Services
chrisities Center, Career Services of Law Indianapolis. While at law school, she
fyo organization M n twas a legislative assistant and intem with the
If your organization Mandatory new ICAN sessions International Human Rights Law Program.
did not register last fall, Career Services has improved the I.C.A.N. Cameron will be available for career counsel-
contact Student Affairs system. All students (previous users of I.C.A.N. as ing, reviewing resumes and cover letters, job fair
Coordinator Noemar well as new users) wishing to use the system information and more. Please come by and wel-
astro in the Student MUST attend one NEW orientation session. Two come her to the law school.
Affairs Office for the more sessions have been added:
appropriate paperwork. Tuesday (Jan. 23), 12:40 p.m., Bailey Courtroom Florida Bar fellowships
Also, each organiza- Thursday (Jan. 25), 12:40 p.m., Bailey Courtroom The Florida Bar Foundation "2001 Legal
tion's e-board changes If your schedule does not permit you to attend a Services Summer Fellowship Program" offers full-
Office of Student Affairs live session, there is a taped version available in time fellowships to 1Ls and 2Ls. Applications
and Law College the Media Center, second floor, Bruton-Geer Hall. must be postmarked by Feb. 12. For an applica-
Councl, if funded by SG tion and more information, contact Kathy Urbach,
ounsci Mandatory appointments for Assistant Dean, Career Services.
f a c second-semester students
For information, con-
tact Castro, 392-0421, All second-semester students (those who started NAPIL Fellowship Guide available
castro@law.ufl.edu. in Fall 2000), please check your library folders for The National Association for Public Interest
an important letter from Career Services. The letter Law (NAPIL)'s Fellowship Opportunity Guide is
contains your mandatory appointment date and available in Career Services. A NAPIL Equal
time with a designated Career Counselor. Justice Fellowship is a two-year fellowship that
Ifyou already have met either individually begins Sept. 1-30, 2001, and ends Aug. 2003.
or in an optional small group with a counselor, Deadlines vary, but one of the earliest is Friday
then it is not necessary to attend the appointment. (Jan. 26). For details, see Kathy Urbach, Assistant
However, you need to let us know you will not be Dean, Career Services.
attending your appointment. For all others we'll
see you this month. Pro Bono Symposium Friday
The Eighth Annual Pro Bono Symposium will
Mandatory externship meeting be held Friday (Jan. 26), 11:30 a.m. in the Bailey
Do you know what an extemship is, and how Courtroom, with a reception immediately follow-
you can benefit from it? If you are participating in ing. If you are currently participating in the UF
an extemship for summer 2001, then you must Pro Bono Project, or would like to participate,
attend the mandatory meeting Friday, Feb. 2, please plan to attend. Our pro bono employers will
(Continued on page 3)




(Career Services, from page 2) students on staff that have excelled in these courses. Save time,
be on hand to tell you about exciting opportuni- If you are interested, visit the Law Review office or mon ey
ties with their organizations. As a volunteer, you e-mail: flrtutor@hotmail.com (subject line: Tutor
will work on projects for non-profit organiza- Request). Include the name of your course and its Save time and money via
tions, the courts, govemment agencies and indi- professor, and a brief description of the problem you the law school Web site:
vidual attomeys doing unpaid legal work. You are having. The Review will then attempt to match www.law.ufl.edu click on
will gain practical experience while providing a students with appropriate tutors. The Law Review "Admissions" for the
much-needed service to our community. will also post a list of tutors and their subject of College's Roommate
expertise on the bulletin board outside the Law Re l
Referral Forum...and
UF Pro Bono Project Review office. The tutors will provide their personal "Student Affairs" to find
Interested in participating in the UF Pro Bono e-mail addresses and students may directly contact Student Affairs" to find
Project? Sign up for a small group meeting in the them to arrange times. This service is offered on a used books through the
Center for Career Services. For more informa- first-come, first-served basis. Book Exchange.
tion: Kathy Urbach, Assistant Dean, Career
Services. Write-on to JLPP
Second-, third- and fourth-semester students can
(Announcements, from page 1) compete in the Journal of Law and Public Policy's
ment and retention (among students and faculty), Spring 2001 write-on competition. Informational
mentoring programs, student activities and associa- meetings will be held Feb. 1 and 6; times and places
tions, professional intemship opportunities, career to be announced. Please see the JLPP Web page
placement services, networking alumni associations (http://grove.ufl.edu/-jlpp/write.htm) or contact
and financial aid availability. Lara Parkin at
larap@ufl.edu for more
Trial Team tryouts Jan 29 information. Writing on
Tryouts for Trial Team are scheduled for to a journal is a great
Monday, Jan. 29, 5:30 p.m., in Holland Hall rooms way to brush up writing
190, 190A, 296 and 297. Only second- and third- skills, create a good writ-
semester students are eligible to compete. ing sample and impress
potential employers, so
Tutoring from Florida Law Review plan to compete.
Florida Law Review now offers free tutoring to (Continued on page 4)
students in first-year courses. The Review has many
Trial Team in
Key officials head UF conference on role of law, media, Florida Bar
courts in 2000 Florida presidential election competition
The Florida Bar Trial
Key participants in Florida's protracted 2000 Dean Jon Mills, who will coordinate the ses- Team began competing in
presidential election will participate in a one-day sion, said participants "will examine the unique the Florida Bar competi-
University of Florida conference Feb. 26 in the law intersection of law, politics and the media, and the tion last Wednesday (Jan
school auditorium, examining legal, political and role of each, in the unprecedented, ambiguous situ- 17) after diligently
media aspects of the contested balloting. ation which dominated American life for more preparing for the competi-
The seminar, "FLORIDA ELECTION 2000: than 30 days following the November election." tion over Christmas break.
Insiders at the Intersection of Law, Politics and the Panel moderators in addition to Mills include "All members of the
Media," is sponsored jointly by the law school, UF Provost David Colbum, Professor Richard Trial Team wish them the
College of Joumalism and Communications, and Scher of the UF department of political science, best and know they will
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. and Terry Hynes, dean of UF College of do well."
Among presentations scheduled are those from Joumalism and Communications.
members of the legal teams for both Vice President The conference, open to the public, will begin
Al Gore and President-elect George W. Bush, at 8 a.m. with a welcome by UF President Charles
national media representatives, members of the Young. Five panel sessions, with audience partici-
Govemor's Elections Task force, state legislators pation, are scheduled until conclusion at 4 p.m. A
and officials, and academicians. complete agenda will be posted on the law school
Web site, www.law.ufl.edu, this week.



BLSA Alumni Study in the Netherlands in Fall 2001
Reunion By Noemar Castro
March 22-25 The Levin College of Law offers its students -
Sarsh 2 l the opportunity to expand their legal education at
Alumni Reunion Leiden University in the Netherlands, one of the
Weekend anad 30h world's most exciting countries.
At Leiden, UF students can experience a law
Anniversary will be held
Anniversary will be held curriculum that offers more than 50 courses in
March 22-25. The di he International Law, including Public Intemational 1
will be "Building a
Legacy of Jurispdence Law and European Community Law. The
fegacy 21 snuri de, International Program at Leiden University is
for the 21st Century," F ot
and the event will attended by 300 students from around the world,
contributing to the leaming experience. UF partici-
include: conribuing o he leaing experience. UF parici- Student Affairs Coordinator Noemar Castro advises
* Scholarship Golf pants have the opportunity to meet faculty and stu- students on the many study abroad programs.
Tournament dents from around the world, and compare the
* Wine and Cheese legal systems of those countries. he faclt of a at
The faculy of Law at Leiden Universiay has long
Reception and Silent For 423 years, Leiden University has influenced pu d an i ational orienion, recnizing
Auction the city of Leiden, giving it the advantages and the ned o tain lawyersi order to confont
the need to train lawyers in order to confront prob-
* Roundtable discussion attributes of a typical college town. There is a great lems which transcend national frontiers. The
featuring alumni and variety of cultural, recreational and athletic activi- Faculty of Law is he larges in he Neherlands,
student paneists ties in the city. Frequent and fast trains carry pas- in ma
Sirgil Hawkins Award sengers to other main Dutch centers of culture and nd stu .r
Gala programs and institutes.
amusement, such as Amsterdam, Utrecht, Leiden Exhange per
* Distinguished Alumni RotterdamThe UF-Leiden Exchange program offers UF
Award law students the opportunity to spend a semester
* Hazel Land Black Dutch admnstratve center and legal capital of e overseas while paying UF tuition. Every semester,
Female Law Student of world, and includes the Intemational Court of ve UF arepartiipat inhi
YearAward Justice, Iran-US Claims Tribunal and Intemational prora ppications fo
* W. George Allen Black Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. It is a Exchange Program for fall semester are available
Male Law Student of great place for law students to witness the develop- now in he Office of Suden Affairs. Application
YearAward ment of law and policy. deadline: Friday, Feb. 23,4 p.m. For informa-
* Dean Rahim Reed Since its inception, Leiden has made legal tion: Noemar Castro, 392.0421, castro@law.
Faculty Member of scholarship its trademark. Proud of its past, Leiden he eb a fed nder
YearAward lUniversity is today a modem university that Student Affairs.
S30th Anniversary attracts professors and staff from around the world. t nt f
Booklet (including
history of minorities (Continued from page 3) tion that 'the shareholders' basis in their stock is not
at the law school and U.S. Supreme Court cites adjusted by the amount of debt discharge income
alumni profiles) Florida Law Review that is excluded at the corporate level." Loebl is an
n 6 CLE sessions from a January 9, 2001 Assistant Professor of Taxation and Business Law at
For registration or decision, Justice Breer of the United States Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne,
infoatie Rhonda Supreme Court cited a recent Florida Law Review and holds an L.L.M. degree in Taxation from the
Chung-de Cambre of a recen congressiona Levin College of Law. The Florida Law Review' s
regarding interpretation of a recent congressional
(decambre@ufl.edu) amendent to he Tax Code. In Gitlitz consistent track record of timely publication of topi-
Monica J. Williams of Inernal Revenue Justice Breer cal issues gives judges and other legal practitioners
(jerelle@ufl.edu), Dexter Commissioner of lnternal Revenue, Justice Breyer
(jerelle@ufl.edu),Dexter citedanarticle by James F. Loebl entitled Does the opportunity to remain on the cutting edge of
Smith (raisl969@ the Excluded COD Income of an Insolvent S developments in the law. The Law Review publishes
msn.com), or BLSA Corporation Increase the Basis of Shareholders five issues per year, in January, April, July,
(agrove.ufl.edu ) blsa Stock?," published in the December 2000 issue of September and December.
blsa@grove.ufl.edu). the Florida Law Review, as supporting the proposi- (Continued on page 6)




Moffat: Incivility may indicate Because this judicial deference has Faculty
societal decline developed almost entirely through the enrichment &
By Cynthia Williford opinions of Chief Justice William rks h op
By Cynthia Williford workshop
In modem socie, in y Rehnquist, speculation that he may
In moder society, oincivility is retire during a new administration schedule
everywhere from our children's presents an opportunity to re-evaluate Mazur Scheduled for Fridays at 11:30
classrooms to the recent presiden- the doctrine's constitutional basis. a.m. (unless otherwise noted)
tial election to the mall parking lot. in the Faculty Lounge until
According to law and philosophy Professor Nancy Dowd is teaching constitutional Faculty Dining Room renova-
Professor Robet C. L. Moffat, law at Northeastem School of Law this semester. tions are completed.
ts ervaivn an Moffat She will teach a Comparative Civil Liberties Feb. 2. Workshop on
course in Oxford, England, this summer for the Scholarship, Production and
escalating repercussions, are strong signs our com University of San Diego Law School, and then Placement. Speakers include
munal and societal bonds are breaking down. retum o Gainesville next fall. She Professors Lyrissa Lidsky,
"Civility is an important indicator of the health cn be Gainev lle n T fa. S William Page, Juan Perea
is an important indicator of the health can be reached through her UF e- and Christopher Slobogin.
of a society," says Moffat. "Incivility, by the same mail, and "would be delighted to see Feb. 9. Professor Elizabeth
token, indicates societal decline. Taken far enough, any Gators if they visit Boston Dale, Department of History,
it means nothing less than the destruction of society." between now and June 15, or Oxford on "Vox Populi: Notes
Bullies, raging political parties, and irate shop- from late June to early August." Dowd Towards a Legal Hstory of
pers fighting over parking spaces however Professor Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky Fe. er ofessor George
annoying -may not seem like threats to society. was quoted in Gannett News Service Dawson presents a substan-
But, according to Moffat, they are. In his chap- and The Arizona Republic about tive seminar on the LSAT.
ter entitled "Incivility Everywhere!" part of a employees criticizing their companies Feb. 23. Professor Jerry
larger book-length work, "Civility and its on Interet message boards. Israel leads a discussion on
Discontents," to be published in 2001 by Professor Sharon Rush was quoted Lidsky 1e on st
Un CeProfessor Sharon Rush was quoted Cntury," based on the Iran-
University of Kansas Press Moffat says there is in The Tampa Tribune and The script of a panel discussion
substantial research "showing these 'mere' incivil- Deseret News (Salt Lake City) about at the 2000 Judicial
ities generate not only harmful stress, but far more a judge considering an offender's Conference.
serious social pathologies, including even murder. race and appearance when consider- March 2. Associate Dean
Among factors Moffat says contribute to mod- ing whether to send him to prison, curet ork on "ounerins
em incivility are the decline of reciprocity (mem She also had interviews with AP Rush the Revenge of McDade:
bers of society no longer feel bound by reciprocal Press Online, The Arizona Republic, Bringing Order to the
duties toward one another), weakening social Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Regulation of Federal
cohesion, growth of excess negative liberty (fewer Augusta Chronicle and BBC Public Prosecutors' Ethics."
constraints to inhibit inappropriate actions), peril Broadcasting in London. March 16. Professor
Dorothy Roberts,
of prosperity and the degeneration of personal Professor Joseph Little was quoted Northwestern University
responsibility. in the St. Petersburg Times about pol- Little School of Law, presents a
The answer to this growing incivility, Moffat itical conflicts of interest for judges. chapter from her book on
contends, is civil discourse. Professor Robert Moffat was quoted race and the child welfare
,," system.
It'sup o ach of us," Moffat says, "to rededi- in SYN News Transcripts and on March 30. Dunwoody
cate ourselves to becoming more tolerant and Minnesota Public Radio about Lecture.
more responsible. Each of us must take personal incivility in society. April 6. Professor Sheri
responsibility for solving the problem." Interim Dean Jon Mlls was cited in Mills Lynn Johnson, Cornell
University School of Law
The Alligator about his involvement in tentative)
Faculty in the spotlight the national elections media coverage. April 20. Professor Erwin
* Professor Diane H. Mazur will present papers at Associate Dean Michael Seigel was Chemerinsky, University of
the American Political Science Association and quoted in The Christian Science Southern California School
Inter-University Seminar on the Armed Forces onitor about John Ashcroft's poten- l of Law t c e.
and Society. She will discuss her research on the Seigel April 27. LatCrit conference
and o She^ will^~ 3tial effect on America s legal priorities. hosted at UF.
U.S. Supreme Court' s deferential approach to osted at
constitutional review of military policy choices.




For more events: www.Iaw.ufl.edu/calendar

January 26 *Eighth Annual
22 JLPP General Board Meeting, Pro Bono Symposium
5:20 p.m., 190A HOL 11:30 a.m., Bailey Courtroom.
S.1Reception follows.
Jewish Law Student Association Reception follows.
meeting & elections, 6 p.m., 290 HOL 29 FJIL informational meeting,
5:15 p.m., 290 HOL
Phi Alpha Delta meeting/elections, ., 20
5:20 p.m., Bailey Courtroom L.A.W. general meeting, 5:20 p.m.,
283 HOL
Toastmasters, 5-6 p.m., 190B HOL 23
Trial Team tryouts, 5:30 p.m.,
23 FJIL informational meeting, 190, 190A, 296, 297 HOL
5:15 p.m., 190B HOL
Toastmasters, 5-6 p.m., 190B HOL
JMBA meeting, 5:30 p.m. 290 HOLe, 5 pm., 190 HOL
30 JLPPmeeting, 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL
Law Review general board meeting, me 50 ,
6-7:30 p.m., 190 HOL (auditorium) JMBA meeting, 5:30 p.m., 290 HOL
25 Law Review meeting, 6:30 p.m., 31 Health Hut, 10:30-2:30 p.m., Concourse
190A HOL

Exam discussions for Poverty Law Eyes on Florida:
FlawLms is published
FlaLaw spublshed and Policy students
each week school is in and Poincy studentsRestorin
session to inform and Poverty Law and Policy students can discuss Revitalizing, Restoring
unite the law school their exams Jan. 29-Feb. 2 with CGR Director of and Revisiting
communty Social Policy Elizabeth McCulloch. Sign up on the Seventh Annual Public Interest
_____m _______ sheet on her door. This is the only time she will be El
Deadline: 10 a.m. available to discuss exams. For information: Environmental Conference
Tuesday for the next McCulloch, 392.2237, 234C Bruton-Geer Hall, March 22, 23 & 24, 2001
week's newsletter. McCulloc@law.ufl.edu.
wee newseer. Sponsored by the Levin College of Law
E-mail news to
flaaw@awfl.eduws Appellate Advocacy students Environmental and Land Use Law Society,
or bring a disk Students in Professor Joseph Jackson's Fall in cooperation with The Florida Bar
(PC format, text in 2000 Appellate Advocacy class are alerted that their
WordPerfect or Word) initial and final briefs are available in his office, and
WordPerfect or Word), grades are posted on his door. E-mail him atjjack- This student-run conference brings together
including authors son@law. ufl.edu if an appointment is needed. diverse interests to take part in panels discussing
name and contact a multitude of environmental issues. This interac-
information), to Easily locate law review articles tion allows the parties to develop understanding
Communications, 288 Looking for law review artices? Try searching and even cooperation on difficult environmental
Holland Hall. (Submit "Index to Legal Periodicals" available through conflicts that may otherwise be impossible.
news for The Docket, WebLUIS, webluis.fcla.edu. Click on "UF" under Among the many panelists to take part in this
the student newsletter, the heading "All Indexes, Other Databases, and year's conference will be representatives of many
to the John Marshall Service Providers." Click on "L" under "Browse of Florida's top environmental law firms, acade-
Bar Association.) Database Names." Scroll to the Index of Legal micians, representatives of government agencies,

Editor: Debra Amirin Periodicals (via WebLUIS). This database begins private companies and environmental groups,
Associate Director of coverage in 1981. Searching through the Index on who will also present issues based on their
Communications. WebLUIS limits the search to materials found at the perspectives.
Stan Huguenin, Director University of Florida.
of Communications. Christopher Vallandingham Reference For formatove.u anda, ort o regis
http://grove. ufl.edu/~els/about.html.
Susie Grace, Program Librarian, Legal Information Center
Christine Williams,
Student Assistant.