JMBA golf tournament Sunday
 Moot court briefs held Tuesday
 Key officials head law school conference...
 College of Law calendar


Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Table of Contents
    JMBA golf tournament Sunday
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    Moot court briefs held Tuesday
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    Key officials head law school conference on role of law, media, courts in 2000 presidential election
        Page 3
    College of Law calendar
        Page 4 (MULTIPLE)
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Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 18 Feb. 12, 2001

Inside: JMBA golf tournament Sunday Phi Delta Phi elections
Mid-Year State JMBA is sponsoring its second annual golf tour- Phi Delta Phi will elect new officers and have a
of the College nament to benefit SPARC, the Sexual and Physical meeting for all old members and those interested in
(insert) Abuse Resource Center. The tournament will be held joining Tuesday (Feb. 13), 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL. For
Election forum at the Gainesville National Country Club Sunday information: Leanne Dolin, leanned@ufl.edu.
brings leaders (Feb. 18), 12:30 p.m. The fee is $40 per person, and (Continuedpage 2)
to law school (3) includes cart, dinner, games, drinks and a chance to
win placement trophies and prizes. Raffle tickets for
additional prizes also will be sold, with proceeds
benefiting SPARC. Sign up in the JMBA office. For
information: Community Service Director Lynn
First annual Alfano, 373.5123, LynnAlfano@aol.com.
Career Free session on divorce issues
Development The Law College Council is sponsoring a free
legal informational session on divorce issues Tuesday
COnference (Feb. 13), 190C Holland Hall, 7 p.m. Refreshments Th A nn
Feb. 16-18 provided. Local experts will present information and
UF Hotel & answer questions regarding legal topics. For more Law Law Paloozr
Conference Center information: gpr@ufl.edu. L W L WOO

Sy S t APALSA meets Tuesday Thursday, Feb 22, beginning at 9 p.m.
Sponsored by Student
Government, Board APALSA will hold a general meeting Tuesday, Durty Nelly's Irish Pub
of College Councls (Feb. 13), 5:30 p.m., Starbucks in Union Street Fg "
of College Councils Featuring "Red Lester"
Station, 201 SE First Street. All are welcome.
"APALSA also would like to thank LEXIS and
Law College Council Bonita Young for their contribution and support of A musical extravaganza sponsored by the
the Chinese New Year celebration." Association for Public Interest Law (APIL) to
Presentations by and Law ReviewlBLSA textbook drive benefit its summer fellowship program
networking opportuni- Law Review and BLSA are sponsoring a used/out-
ties with prominent of-print textbook and study aid drive to benefit law The $5 cover charge will provide funds for law
attomeys from 15 students at the University of Liberia in West Africa. students working in public interest projects over
practice areas. The project is under the supervision of Federal the summer working with children, women's
Conference is free, Magistrate (and law professor) William Wagner. rights groups, prisoners' rights groups, legal aid
but registration is Collection boxes will be set up in the Law Review societies for the poor, and others.
mandatory. office and outside the Student Organizations Office. For advance tickets or more information:
Students are encouraged to bring in two APIL, in the Student Organizations Office, 151
For an agenda, infor- textbooks/study aids a month until the last day of Bruton-Geer Hall. Students with musical talent
mation or to register: finals. For information: BLSA, blsa@grove.ufl.edu. interested in participating should contact Alan
see special four-page Bushnell, julia@atlantic.net.




Research (Announcements, from page 1) Find goverment Web sites
Find government Web sites
assistant Moot Court briefs due Tuesday .
assistant Moot Court briefs due Tuesday Ifyou are looking for federal govemment Web
position open Moot Court Briefs are due Tuesday (Feb. 13). sites, FirstGov is the first-ever govemment Web
Professor & Director Other events include: site to provide access to all online U.S. Federal
of the Environmental and Oral Argument Seminar, Thursday (Feb. 15), Govemment resources. This site includes
Land Use Law Program 6:45 p.m., 283 Holland Hall advanced search capabilities that allow you to
Alyson Flournoy is hir- Oral Arguments, Thursday-Friday, Feb. 22-23, limit your search to certain keywords, formats (i.e.
ing a student research beginning at 6 p.m., 190C Holland Hall audio, video, text), and dates. Another useful site
assistant to work on a Oral Arguments, Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 24-25, is the Federal Web Locator at
project related to envi- beginning at 9 a.m., Bailey Courtroom www.infoctredu/fwl/index.htm#toc. This site lists
ronmental law and ethics, Cocktail Party with Justices, Thursday, March 1, links to govemment Web sites. Both sites offer a
10 hours per week. 7 p.m., Natural History Museum great deal of govermment information.
Interested students Final Four, Friday, March 2, 12 noon, Auditorium Christopher
should send their resume Vallandingham,
toflournoy@law.ufl.edu Apply for APIL fellowships Reference Librarian,
or drop it by 310 Holland Students interested in Association of Public Legal Information Center
Hall. Interest Law (APIL) 2001 Summer Fellowships must
obtain an application from Career Services and apply
by Feb. 23. The fellowships offer a $3,000 grant for a 2001 and Fal 2001 will be avalable the first week in
summer job at a public interest non-profit corpora-
tion, and substantial awards to runner-ups. VITA volunteers needed
VITA volunteers needed
PAD initiation Feb. 27 VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is an
Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) law fratemity intemational ABA/IRS-sponsored organization that provides
will host a new member initiation ceremony Tuesday, income tax assistance to low income individuals and
Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m., 283 Holland Hall. For informa- students. VITA will provide assistance this year from
tion: UFPAD@law.com, or stop by their desk in the 5:30-9:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and
Student Organizatons Office. Thursdays, through April 12, in the Student
Organizations Office, 151 Bruton-Geer. Students can
Summer 2001 clinics eam pro bono credit for volunteering for this impor-
Care er Interested in Summer 2001 Criminal Clinic? Visit tant service. (Previous tax experience preferred.)
Services Student Affairs and complete a Criminal c Contact VITA at 392.8835 for a volunteer guide
Serv ies Student Affairs and complete a Criminal Clinic
closed for Interest Survey form. Applications for both Summer and self-test packet
break (Continuedpage 4)
The Center for
Career Services will not
be open for students
during Spring Break, Faculty in the spotlight
March 5-9. If you need Professor Christopher Slobogin recent- Associate Dean Michael Seigel was
assistance, stop by or ly was quoted by UnitedPress quoted in the St. Petersburg Times on
make an appointment International about video surveillance law enforcement cracking down on
before March 5, or of sporting event fans to detect terrorists gambling on outcome of the Super
contact the Office of and pickpockets, and The Orlando Bowl.
Student Affairs. Slobogin Sentinel about prosecutorial use and Mills The College of Law was mentioned
abuse of grand juries. He also published in the January/February edition of
"Doubts About Daubert: Psychiatric The National Jurist conceming diver-
Evidence as a Case Study" in the sity issues at the law school, with
Washington & Lee Law Review (2000). quotes from Interim Dean Jon Mills
and Professor Kenneth Nunn.
Seigel Nunn




Key officials head law school conference on
role of law, media, courts in 2000 presidential election

Key participants in Florida's protracted 2000
presidential election will participate in a one-day
conference in Holland Hall Auditorium on 8 a.m. Welcome, UF President Charles Young
Monday, Feb. 26, examining legal, political and 8:15 a.m "Why Florida? What Brought Us Here?"
media aspects of the contested balloting. Jon Mills, Interim Dean
The seminar, "FLORIDA ELECTION 2000: 8:30 a.m. "The Courts, The Law and The Media at
the Eye of the Storm"
Insiders at the Intersection of Law, Politics and the Panel Moderator: Dean Mills
Media," is sponsored jointly by the law school, David Boies, Partner Boies Schiller & Interim Dean Jon Mills
Flexner, LLP. (Represented VP Al Gore)
College of Joumalism and Communications, and Dexter Douglass, Tallahassee Attomey. (above, in interview on
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. (Represented VP Al Gore) CNN), Professor Joseph
David Cardwell, Orlando Attorney, Former Little, Associate Dean
Among presentations scheduled are those from Director, Florida Division of Elections Mche l th
members of the legal teams for both Vice President David Savage, Los Angeles Times
Tom Fiedler, Miami Herald law school professors were
Al Gore and President-elect George W. Bush, Mike Vasilinda, President, Capital News quoted by hundreds of
national media representatives, members of the Service, Tallahassee m m
Governor's Elections Task force, state egisors Joseph P. Klock Jr. Steel Hector & Davis, major media durig the
Governors Elections Task forc, state legislators ami. (Represented Florida Secretary of hotly contested 2000 presi-
and officials, and academicians. State Katherine Harris) dential election. Mills is
Interim Dean Jon Mills, coordinator of the 11 a.m. "History and Future of the Process of coordinating a forum on the
session, said participants "will examine the unique Elections and Voting" election with Florida and
SPanel Moderator: UF Provost David
intersection of law, politics and the media, and the Colburn. Member, Gov. Jeb Bush's 2001 national officials (story at
role of each, in the unprecedented, ambiguous situ- Select Task Force on Elections left), and said a major issue
ation which dominated American le Debbie Kearney, General Counsel to Florida to be coveed will be "how
ation which dominated American life for more Secretary of State Katherine Harris to be covered wi be ow
than 30 days following the November election." Thom Rumberger, Rumberger Kirk & politics and the media inter-
Panel moderators in addition o Mils include Caldwell, Tallahassee. Member, Gov. Jeb twined to capture the atten-
Panel moderators in addition o Mils include Bush's 2001 Select Task Force on Elections p a
UF Provost David Colburn, Professor Richard State Sen. Rod Smith (D-Gainesville)
Scher of the UF department of political science, Professor Mark Tushnet, Georgetown ence the ultimate outcome."
University Law Center.
and Terry Hynes, dean of the UF College of Pam lorio, Hillsborough County Supervisor
Journalism and Communications. of Elections. President, Florida Association
of Elections Supervisors
The conference, open to the public, will begin 1:30 pm. "Fairness in Voting"
1:30 p.m. "Fairness in Voting"
at 8 a.m. with a welcome by UF President Charles Panel Moderator: Professor Richard Scher,
Young. Five panel sessions, with audience partici- UF Department of Political Science
Anthony 'Tony' Hill, Former State
pation, are scheduled until conclusion at 4 p.m. Representative. Officer, Florida AFL-CIO
Among major topics to be discussed: Dr. Gail Baker, UF Vice President, Public
* What caused Florida's close vote outcome? Relations, and Associate Professor
SProfessor Joseph W. Little, Alumni Research
* What legal strategies were open to both candi- Scholar/National Media Source
dates, how were they pursued and with what Jacqueline Berrien, Attomey. NAACP Legal
goals in mind? Defense Fund, Washington, DC
* How did legal issues and strategies intersect with 3 p.m. "What Have We Learned & Where Do We
Go From Here?"
political realities and media coverage to both Panel Moderator: Dr. Terry Hynes, Dean,
enhance and limit options available to the two UF College of Joumalism and
candidates? Communications
Former Florida Senate President Toni
* Are there steps Florida can take to improve its Jennings
electoral process, make it more fair and reflective Former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice
of public will, and if necessary more dem- Gerald R. Kogan
ocratic than this one is perceived to have been?




Florida Bar
applications For more events: www.law.ufl.edu/calendar
It just got easier to Februar y Cariblaw meeting,
apply to The Florida Bar. 12 FlaLaw Toastmasters meeting, 12:40 p.m., 283 HOL
Applications are now 5-6 p.m., 190B HOL Criminal Law Association meeting,
available on the College BLSA meeting, 12:40 p.m., Auditorium 6:30 p.m., 190A HOL
of Law Web site 13 BLSA Monologues, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Journal of Entertainment, Art &
(www.law. ufl. edu) in two Auditorium Sports Law meeting, 4:10 p.m.,
locations: StudentAffairs Moot Court Briefs Due 312 HOL
and Career Services. (The APALSA meeting, 5:30 p 16-18 Career Development Conference,
fingerprint card needed by Starbucks, Union Street Station UF Hotel & Conference Center
third-year students is the Free session on divorce issues, 16 Faculty Enrichment, Professor
Free session on divorce issues, George Dawson on the LSAT
only item not available 7 p.m., 190C HOL APIL meeting, 5:30 p 30
onlinc ) APIL meeting, 5:30 p.m., 350 HOL
online.) Phi Delta Phi elections and meeting, 17 Toatmater officer training,
5:20 p.m., 190A HOL 17 Toastmasters officer training,
0 p., 190 HOL 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Bruton-Geer Cafeteria
PAD meeting, 5:20 pm, 283 HOL
18 JMBA Golf Tournament, 12:30 p.m.,
ABA/LSD meeting, 4:10 p.m., 283 HOL Gainesville National Country Club
JMBA meeting, 5:30 p.m., 290 HOL BLSA practice for upcoming event,
15 Moot Court Oral Argument Seminar, 4:10-8 p.m., Auditorium
FlaLaw is published 6:45 p.m., 283 HOL 19 JLPP general board meeting,
each week school is in San Jose Summer Law Program 5:20 p.m., 190A HOL
session to inform and informational meeting, 12:40 p.m., BLSA executive meeting, 6 p.m.,
unite the law school 190A HOL 190B HOL
community. APIL meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 290 HOL JLPP meeting, 5:20-6:20 p.m. 190A HOL
Editor: Debra Amirin,
Associate Director of (Announcements, from page 2)
Communications. Florida Bar fellows selected Patent Law Interview Program
Stan Huguenin, Director
of Communications. The following students have been selected as the To attend the Patent Law Interview Program in
Susie Grace, Program 2001-02 Florida Bar Foundation CGR Public Chicago in August, you must register by Friday,
Assistant. Service Law Fellows: Delaine Arrington, Alan Feb. 23. The program is hosted by Loyola
Christine Williams, Bushnell, Steven Gold, Lakeshia Mosley, Denise University Chicago School of Law, and will be held
Student Assistant. Schaffer, Michelle Skinner and Tim Stevens. August 2-4 at the Chicago Marriott Suites.
"The choice this year was extraordinarily diffi- The program is only for law students retuming to
Deadline: 10 acult. I cannot remember when I have had a better school in Fall 2001. It is not for students beginning
esy fr the net pool of applicants," said CGR Director of Social school in the fall, students graduating this semester
week's newsletter. Policy Elizabeth McCulloch. "Almost all had or summer, or alumni. Prospective positions are for
E-mail news to demonstrated their commitment to public service summer associate and entry-level attorney positions
flalaw@law. ufl.edu, through volunteer work both before and during law for 2002.
or bring a disk school, and clearly gained from their experiences. This is a highly successful program, which last
(PC format, text in Had I had the funds, I could have selected several year included 155 patent law employers, 125 law
WordPerfect or Word), more students, but funding limitations forced me to schools and 900 registered law students from across
including author's limit the fellowships to seven." the country. Registration forms are available in
name and contact Assistant Dean for Career Services Kathy Career Services. Your completed registration form
information), to Urbach participated in the interviews. and a check for $25 (payable to Loyola School of
Communications, 288 "Every applicant was given full and fair consider- Law) must be retumed to Career Services by 4 p.m.
Holland Hall. (Submit ation," said McCulloch. "Congratulations to the new Friday, Feb. 23. For more information, stop by the
news for The Docket, Fellows. Those not chosen, and all other students, Center for Career Services.
the student newsletter, are urged to seek opportunities for public service at
to the John Marshall the Center for Career Services, whether in the pro
Bar Association.) bono program or an externship."