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Mills named 12th University of Florida College of Law dean
Inside the Law School
Save on lunch during Bar exam
Law school announces facilities expansion proposed Lawton Chiles Lega Information Center
Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Fredric G. Levin College of Law Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 29 June 25, 2001
Assumes Title July 1
* Fenster Joins UF (2) Assumes Tite Jul 1
* LatCrit Conference Mills Named 12th University of Florida College of Law Dean
Draws Scholars (3)
* Law Facilities Jon L. Mills is less than one week away from "Working together, we
Expansion (4) officially becoming the 12th Dean of the University have had remarkable
of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. His success this past year in
appointment was announced earlier this month by faculty recruitment,
Provost David Colburn. recognition for our college,
Mills, a professor of law and founding director of planning for new facilities,
the UF Center for Govemmental Responsibility, will and confronting difficult
issues. I am grateful for
assume his new title July 1, after serving on an inter- 1 am g l
the support and confidence
im basis since September 1999. of the faculty, students and alumni, and will
College of "I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to continue to work toward our mutual goals."
Law Deans continue to serve our law school in the Dean's Office -Dean Jon Mills,
for the next two years," said Mills. Professor ofLaw,
Albert J. Farrah Mills told UF President Charles Young and Director, Centerfor
1909-12 Colbum when they approached him about accepting Governmental Responsibility
Thomas W. Hughes the position that he would be willing to stay through
1912-15 2003, faculty willing, as that would bring his service 30 years, starting as a student and graduating in '72.
total to four years in the Dean's Office. The faculty "Jon Mills has done an excellent job as Interim
Harry R. Trusler in May voted overwhelmingly for the change. Dean and has eamed the respect of the law school
1915-1947 Mills is the second dean to have graduated from faculty and students, and faculty and administrators
Clifford W. Crandall the UF law school, with Frank E. Maloney, 1959- across campus," Colbum said. "His actions and lead-
1947-48 70, having been the first. Mills in one way or another ership on an interim basis clearly displayed his abili-
Henry A. Fenn has been a vital part of the law school for more than ties to be an effective dean and his dedication to the
school, its students and alumni."
19488 In public service, Mills was a member of the State
Frank E. Maloney "Jon's appointment provides a House of Representatives from 1978 to 1988, served
1959-70 sense of stability that will benefit as house majority leader in 1985-86, and speaker in
the College of Law over the next 1987-88
E. L. Roy Hunt two years. Jon has worked very As a lawyer, Mills has appeared in state and fed-
1970-71 hard the last 24 months as Interim
eral courts and before the Florida Supreme Court on
1980-81 Dean to build upon the foundation
Sestablished by Rick Matasar dur- issues including voting rights and constitutional
Joseph Richard Julin established by Riek Matasar dur-
Joseph Richaring is years as Dean, and to con- issues. He acted as special assistant state attomey in
1971-80 tinue and expand our ongoing efforts to raise the the Danny Rolling murder case and has represented
Frank Thomas Read college to new heights. Jon has poured tremen- victims and victims' families in major cases involv-
1981-88 dous energy into beginning a serious examination ing their privacy rights.
of exactly what we should be doing from an insti- Academically, Mills founded the Center for
Jeffrey E. Lewis tutional perspective to better ourselves at this Govemmental Responsibility, the state's senior legal
1988-96 crucial juncture and to solving a range of prob- and public policy research center, in 1972. His under-
Richard A. Matasar lems of concern to the law school community." graduate degree in economics is from Stetson
-Martin J. AMcMahon Jr.,
1996-99 ClarnceJ. TeSellePrfessor ofLaw University. He was a member of the UF law school
F(Continued page 4)
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW JUNE 25, 2001
Fenster Joins Faculty Assistant Professor Mark Fenster's opinion
Mark Fenster has joined the UF piece, "McVeigh's Moment," commenting on the
comes to Florida from practice as a Timothy McVeigh's defense counsel and
Environmental and Land Use Law McVeigh's conspiratorial worldview, was pub-
Fellow with Shute, Mihaly & lished in Newsday (New York).
Tax Libra ry Weinberger in San Francisco. He will Fenster Assistant Professor Jonathan Cohen
Periodica s teach courses in property, land use and was recently named Vice Chair of the
M oved environmental law. Committee on Negotiation of the
Tax periodicals in the Fenster eamed his B.A. with distinction from American Bar Association's Section
Richard B. Stephens Tax the University of Virginia, his M.A. from the on Dispute Resolution.
Research Center have University of Texas at Austin, his Ph.D. from the Pr r S n Rh hs Cohen
been permanently moved University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and Professor SharonRush has been
to the first row of shelves his J.D. from Yale Law School. He was Editor of appointed to The Florida Bar
inside the main reading the Yale Law Journal, and Symposium Editor with Committee on Professionalism.
room in the second floor the Yale Journal ofLaw & The Humanities. Adjunct Lecturer Clifford A. Jones
of the Legal Information He began his career as a visiting lecturer in the recently published "Television
Center (library). Other Department of Telecommunications at Indiana Without Frontiers," in 19 Yearbook Rush
tax center materials have University. He was an Assistant Professor of Mass ofEuropean Law 299 (Oxford:
been shifted to make Communications at Shenandoah University in Oxford U. Press 2000); "Toward Global
room for growth through- Virginia, and has extensive experience in public Competition Policy? The Expanding Dialogue on
out the collection. radio. Multilateralism," 23 World Competition Law &
For more information, Besides his work in environmental and land use Econ. Rev. 95 (2000); and "Soft Money and
contact Terry Rogers, law in San Francisco, his legal experience includes Hard Choices: The Influence of Finance Rules on
Public Services serving as law clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals Campaign Communication Strategy," in Political
Department, Legal Judge Carlos F. Lucero (Tenth Circuit, Colorado), Communication Ethics (Westport, CT: Praeger,
Information Center, summer associate with Dechert, Price & Rhoads in 2000). In early June, he appeared on a confer-
392.0417 or Philadelphia, and legal intem for the ACLU. ence program chaired by Giuliano Amato, Prime
firstname.lastname@example.org. He is the author of articles on topics ranging Minister of Italy, along with Mario Monti,
from the politics of music production and con- Commissioner of the European Commission,
sumption to city planning issues. He also wrote speaking on "Criteria for Effective Private
Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in Enforcement of Competition Law: A Comparison
American Culture (University of Minnesota of the EU and US Systems."
Press, 1999). Legal Technology Institute Senior Consultant
Facuy In Te St Richard A. Belz's article, "Is Your ASP
Faculty In The Spotlight Recession-Proof?" was published in the June
Information as provided by faculty and staff and by regular R w
searches of news media story reports. issue of Law Technology News. ("ASP" is the
Save Lives Lia i i i acronym for "Application Service Provider,"
e_ Professor Lyrissa Lidsky is working commonly referred to as a method for "renting
The Civitan on a book, Freedom of the Press, software over the intemet.")
Bloodmobile will be at Greenwood Press Series on the
the law school August 29, Constitution, expected to be complet- Law library secretary Marie Wolfe has accepted
October 24 and January ed in Spring 2002; and an article, the position of Program Assistant in the Legal
16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mark "Pur(suing) John Doe (Or, Where Lidsky Information Center.
your calendars to help Does Market Manipulation Begin and Career Services secretary Donna McDavid has
save lives those days. Free Speech End?)" She spoke this spring at the been promoted to Program Assistant.
Media Law Section of The Florida Bar, Intemet
Law Panel, and at the Inns of Court, Continuing
Legal Education Panel on Intemet Law.
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW JUNE 25, 2001
Save On Lunch During Bar Exam Environ
Graduates planning to take the July Florida Bar E ron n
Exam in Tampa are invited to lunch at the Cold Law Clerking
Storage Inn (near Convention Center). Lunch Opportunity
includes sandwiches, soup, salad, bread, chips, A private lawyer is
cookies and a drink forjust $5 each day. To reserve looking for one or two
a lunch, see Clara Nordstedt in the Dean's Office. S.r students this summer
Full cost of the lunch is subsidized by the Tampa and/or fall to help with
law firm of Zinober & McRae. review of and comments
on wetlands permit appli-
Career Services Opportunities cations filed with the
The Center for Career Services recently decorat- Law Student Reco nized Corps of Engineers. For
ed its interview rooms (feel free to stop in), and is Susan Mikolaitis 2L (second from left) was information: Professor
offering a variety of workshops and services: presented the Florida Bar Association Local Alyson C. Flournoy,
SIf you are thinking about 'hanging your own Govemment Section Award earlier this month for Director, Environmental
shingle' when you graduate, don't miss "Starting excellent performance Attending the presenta- and Land Use Law
Your Own Firm." Career Services, along with tion were (from left) Professor Joseph Little, Program, 392.2211,
local attomey Larry Marraffino, will present the Hillsborough County Senior Assistant County email@example.com.
workshop Wednesday (June 27), 12:45 p.m., Attomey Mary Helen Campbell, Dean Jon
Faculty Meeting Room. Mills and past Section chair and Gainesville City
* If you are attending law school to kick-start your Attomey Marion Radson. (Photo by Student
second career (or third, or fourth...), join Career Editorial Assistant Sanjeev Sirpal.)
Services for a "Second Career Workshop"
Friday (June 29), 11:00 a.m., Faculty Meeing excellent way to gain valuable legal experience,
Room. Assistant Dean Kathy Urbach will discuss
make contacts, and give back to the community.
marketing yourself as a non-traditional student,
integrating previous skills with a law degree, and Note: Spring 2001 entrants who missed their
similar topics. small group meeting should stop by Career
To leam more about pro bono opportunities, Services and make an individual appointment to
make an appointment with Laura Traynham in leam about the many ways the staff helps students
Career Services (392.0499). Pro bono work is an get their legal careers started in the right direction.
LatCrit Conference Draws
Legal Scholars to UF
More than 100 intemational scholars and others
interested in Latin Critical Race Theory attended
"Latinas/os and the Americas: Centering North-
South Frameworks in LatCrit Theory" in April.
The Sixth Annual
LatCrit Conference was Attendance by LatCrit scholars
from all over the world (left, on
sponsored by the College law school steps) contributed to
of Law, Center for the the conference's success.
Study of Race and Race Above, UF Professor Joe Feagin
Relations, Center for (left), luncheon keynote speaker,
Hispanic & Caribbean speaks with Richard Delgado,
Legal Studies Colorado Professor of Law and
Associate Professor Pedro noted critical race scholar, who
(University of Miami
Malavet (left) with will join the UF law faculty in
School of Law), and University of Oregon 2003.
Florida Law Review. Professor Steven Bender, At left, Professor Berta
LatCrit VII Planning Hernndez-Truyol (right)
Conmmittee Chair. addresses group during lunch.
FLALAW NEWSLETTER OF THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW JUNE 25, 2001
FlaLawwill resume Law School Announces Facilities Expansion,
weekly publication Proposed Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center
August 20. College of Law officials announced plans last
week (June 20) for a $25 million expansion,
Past issues of FlaLaw
Sincluding a major addition to the school's law
(in full color) as well library, with construction to begin in 2002. It is
as other law school proposed that the resulting 85,300 net square-foot
materials are posted library facility be named the Lawton Chiles Legal
at "Publications" on Information Center. Chiles, the deceased former
College of Law Web Florida governor and U.S. senator, eamed his UF
site: www.law.ufl.edu. law degree in 1955.
"Expansion and renovation of our facilities is
one of the major remaining factors in achieving
excellence throughout our academic program and
in striving to become one of the nation's top 10in of cou d viw b n e ne
Rendering of courtyard view between the expanded
public law schools," said Dean Jon Mills. "We are library (left) and new faculty/student center.
the 1 lth largest law school in the country, but our
library currently ranks 78th in square footage and mer Florida govemor and U.S. senator Spessard
our last academic building expansion was in 1984." Holland, who eamed his UF law degree in 1916.
Mills said the three-part construction project, in Mills said the expansion would place the center
addition to the library expansion, will include a among the top 20 of 182 academic law libraries in
50,000 square-foot student/faculty academic center the United States in terms of space.
FaLaw iplishd and renovations to the existing Holland Law The proposed Chiles Legal Information Center
FlaLaw is published to
inCenter. The center is a classroom and faculty office would be completed in 2003, and student/faculty
inform and unite the
law school community. building completed in 1969 and named after for- academic center and Holland Law Center renova-
____law schl communi. tions in 2004.
Stan Huguenin, Director
of Communications. (Mills, from page 1) "The change in tite is well-
Editor: Debra Amirin, faculty from 1973 to 1980, and from 1988 to the dese ed recognition of the lead-
Associate Director of present. As Interim Dean, Mills has guided the law ership Dean Mills has been pro-
Communications. school through a transition period in which the col- viding. When you say 'Interim
rid disaing. When oum sa'Iteri
Christine Williams, lege has had to deal with faculty diversity issues and Dean,' most think of someone
Program Assistant. American Bar Association mandates regarding law doing the minimum needed to
Deadline: 10 a.m. school space and facilities. keep a school operating short-
Tuesday for the next In the last 24 months, Mills and the faculty term. Fortunately for the College of Law, Jon
week's newsletter. renewed their commitments to diversity and an has served as a leader and helped build consen-
E-mail news to aggressive national hiring policy, which has secured sus and move forward on a number of fronts. He
firstname.lastname@example.org, four prominent educators to start this fall. Mills also also has been an excellent ambassador outside
S disk has organized a $7.5 million fund-raising campaign the campus, fostering strong alumni support for
or bring a odik ur building needs and enabling us to do some
(PC format, text in "Jon has done an outstanding terrific hiring two things that typically would
WordPerfect or Word, job as Interim Dean and will be be difficult for an Interim Dean."
including author's an excellent permanent Dean. He Alyson Craig Flournoy
Professor of Law,
name and contact is a leader who has not only capa- Director ofEnvironmental
information), to bly handled difficult issues he has & Land Use Law Program
Communications, 288 faced, but he also has begun tak-
Holland Hall. (Submit ing the College of Law to the next
level." to ensure a law library addition and new student/
news for the student Robie Robinson, faculty center by 2004.
newsletter, The Docket, Chairman, Law Center He and his wife, Beth Bechard Mills (an '88 law
to John Marshall Bar Association Board of Trustees, school grad), have two daughters, Marguerite and
Association.) Partner, Gray Harris Elizabeth.
& Robinson (Orlando)