A visit with the dean
 Career Services
 Library moves in April to former...
 Scholarship and activities
 Law School reorganizes internet...


Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Creation Date: November 24, 2003
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Table of Contents
    A visit with the dean
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
    Library moves in April to former Publix in Butler Plaza
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Law School reorganizes internet services
        Page 8
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As we approach the end
of fall semester and I approach
the mid-point of my first year
at the Levin College of Law, I
wanted to take this opportunity
to visit with you about some of
the activities and events of this
The construction project
is on schedule and going well,
but the inevitable disruptions
have been and will continue
to be significant. We will continue to make every effort
to manage the project as best we can to minimize any
inconveniences and hardships.
Some construction-related problems have been
particularly knotty. The necessity of adhering to the
construction schedule to enable Fall 2004 classes to be
held in the new education towers and avoid other, larger
issues makes it impossible to offer exams at the law
school at their "regular" times due to unavoidable and
unacceptably loud construction noise. Dean Ludwick
and others in Student Affairs solicited student input
regarding exam times and locations, and made every
effort to meet concerns and please as many test-takers as
possible, thereby helping us to meet the best resolution
possible in the circumstances.
The renovation of Holland Hall, which will begin this
summer, requires that the library be relocated for 15
months. Where to relocate the library has presented
many challenges, but Dean Shannon has reached an
agreement for placement in a location in Butler Plaza
formerly occupied by Publix (seepage 3) that will work
reasonably well (realizing that no option is as desirable
as having library resources on campus), particularly in
comparison to other options we had to consider.
Study space on or near our campus while the library
is closed is another important and difficult issue.
Dean Shannon and I are working hard on this problem as
well, and we will find answers one way or another. The
good news is that, while plans originally called for con-
struction to end in June 2006, good management has
allowed completion in March 2005. This time savings
eliminates many months of disruption and accelerates
when we can take advantage of our new facilities.
In my meetings with students throughout the
semester (I plan to continue my biweekly breakfasts with
students next semester, and encourage you to sign up in
Student Affairs), changes made by faculty last spring in
the grading curve have been a frequent topic of discus-
sion. Students have made many excellent points, and I
want you to know that your faculty and administration
have done more than just listen to your concerns.

In October, faculty amended the honors cutoff in the
Grading Curve Transition Rules to ensure that at least as
many students will graduate with honors under the new
rules as under the previous system. Last week, faculty
amended the transition rules to permanently exempt
seminar courses. These were good changes and ones that
needed to be made, and student input was very helpful.
It is common in large institutions to feel decision-
makers do not care about impacts on those who must live
with the decisions made. Let me assure you this is not the
case at the Levin College of Law. I hope the work all of us
are doing regarding these and other issues evidences the
seriousness of our purpose.
Finally, I want to share some personal thoughts on
another issue of great importance to me and, I hope, to
you. It is imperative that all of us at the College of Law
are mindful of our obligation to help build a community
grounded in respect for the human dignity of others, and
that we are active in the promotion of that principal
An assessment of our community would show many
positives, such as the pro bono work many of you do and
public service projects sponsored by JMBA and other stu-
dent organizations. But our collective performance is not
perfect, which means we must continue to strive to build
and sustain a collegial and healthy learning environment.
You will hear me say on many occasions that our
society has much work to do in the areas of race, ethnici-
ty, gender, and sexual orientation. If we cannot deal
responsibly and effectively with these issues in our uni-
versities, I have very little hope for our society. Thus, our
universities must work hard on these issues, and law
schools, including our own, must be leaders for broader
campus communities. So let us commit to work together
to demonstrate to our university and ultimately to the
society around us how we can build productive and
supportive relationships. Our administrative team will
work closely with students, faculty and staff to help make
this happen.
Please continue to let us know how we can serve you
better. I cannot promise that every request will be grant-
ed; indeed, in my 25 years in legal education, I have
heard my share of unreasonable requests. But I do pledge
that we will help every student and member of our col-
lege community work through issues and concerns, and
we will take every reasonable step at our disposal to
assist you. Please feel free to e-mail me personally at
Last, but not least, let me say that I feel more
strongly than ever that joining the UF community and the
Levin College of Law was an excellent move for me. I am
very proud of this place, and I am very excited about our
Robert H. Jerry, II
Dean, & Levin, Mabie and Levin Professor

Past presidents of the
American Bar Association
include UF law graduates
Chesterfield Smith (left),
Martha Barnett, Reece Smith
and (not pictured) Talbot
"Sandy" D'Alemberte.
Barnett will speak at UF
law graduation Dec. 19.

Former ABA Chair
Barnett to Speak
at Graduation
Martha Barnett (UF
jD 73), the second
woman and fourth Levin
College of Law graduate
to head the American Bar
Association, will speak at
law school graduation
Dec. 19. Ceremonies
begin at 2 p.m. in the
O'Connell Center.
Barnett, who also
was the first woman to
serve as ABA House of
Delegates chair, is now a
Holland & Knight LLP
partner and chair of its
Directors Committee. She
has been named by the
National Law journal as
one of the 50 most influ-
ential women lawyers in
the country.
An estimated 175
students will graduate
this fall, with more than
1,500 parents, friends
and alumni expected to

Fredric G. Levin College of Law


'Guerilla Tactics'
Nationally acclaimed
speaker Kimm Walton
advised law students Nov.
13 on "Guerrilla Tactics
for Getting the Legal job
of Your Dreams."

Gather Bar Info.
Over Break
First-semester stu-
dents are urged to take
time during the break to
gather information needed
to register for The Florida
Bar. The "180 day dead-
line" is Feb. 16.

Graduating This December?
* Come by the Center for Career Services to sign
up for a 10-minute exit interview. Exit interviews
will be held Monday-Wednesday the first three
weeks of December.
* Graduating students who have jobs lined up are
encouraged to sign up to be a mentor to help
their peers.
* It is very important that graduating students
who have not yet found employment visit the
Center for Career Services to meet with a career
counselor. We can help you plan a strategy to find
meaningful employment.
* Turn in your pro bono hours to Career Services
as soon as possible. Certificates will be printed
soon, and if your name is not on the list, you will
have to wait until next semester to receive yours.
Come by today to check the list outside the
Career Services office.
* Pick up caps and gowns. Pick up your cap and
gown in Career Services the two weeks prior to
graduation. For exact dates and to check on your
order, contact the UF bookstore at 392-6141.

Take Home Exams
Take home exams will be administered
through the Center for Career Services during the

In an open letter to
students, UF law graduate W S O
janella K. Leibovitz wrote,
"In looking back there is Clee o a m
only one thing I would l k c
have done differently. I n i mh. mewr m m
would have sent in my y ko
Bar application early. I a o
could have paid $50 for
early registration, but
since I waited I had to
pay $500 for registration sbe e s
on top of the $375 exam c ort e te 'a Uio
cost. My procrastination eri o a bes a a croo dsu
cost me $450. And there i o toso a dv o ae eso c e
is another reason to get oa E lwestpr se
your application in early.
The Bar's background
investigation takes 6-8 -
months. If you wait until
your last semester, you
risk passing the Bar but
not being admitted 2 Rue n
because your investigation
will not be completed in
time. Learn from my mis-...............................)Mm
take. Get your application. C
in at a bargain price. It C o C M A
will save you money and D m P o. wa A
anxiety." s t

two weeks of exams. Please remember to bring
your exam ID numbers, since exams will not be
distributed without one. Also, please note that
Career Services' hours of operation remain the
same during the exam period: Monday-Friday,
8 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be no exceptions for
distributing and/or collecting exams. Please
plan accordingly.

Resources in Career Services
Most students have no idea how many useful
resources are available for check-out from the
Center for Career Services, such as books on
developing a career strategy, researching different
types of careers (legal and nonlegal), information
on different practice areas and interviewing tips
for students with disabilities. The center also has
information to guide you in applying for judicial
clerkships after graduation and on sports and
entertainment law internships, and booklets on
international and public policy internships.

Pro Bono Anywhere
Looking for something meaningful to do over
winter break? How about pro bono work? You can
volunteer in Gainesville, your home town or any
one of a variety of places. Come to Career
Services for an information packet. O

"Where Shopping is a Pleasure"
Library Moves in April to

Former Publix in Butler Plaza

Students can look forward to ample parking and close
proximity to coffee shops and restaurants this April when
the Levin College of Law Legal Information Center (LIC)
moves to the building formerly occupied by Publix in
Butler Plaza on Archer Road. The facility will be the
library's new home until construction at the law school is actci
complete and the library returns to campus in May 2005. lia
"Student and faculty convenience, comfort and access r
to the library collection and other resources are our first
concern," said LIC Director Kathie Price. "We are very pleased with this location and the fact that the
Butler family's bid came in so much lower than any other available options."
The Butlers, who own a number of buildings and centers in the area, provided a "cost differential"
of such significance that the College of Law will be able to rent the space for dollars less per square
foot than even unairconditioned space in nearby towns would have cost.
"We are very excited that we were able to find the ideal solution and place for our students," said
Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs Patrick Shannon, who helped to negotiate the contract.
"Many libraries greatly limit or even eliminate service to the students during renovations; we were able,
with the generous help of the Butler family, to find an excellent place to house a full-service law library.
This is truly great news for our faculty and staff, but most importantly it is great news for our students."
The facility is centrally located, and within a half mile of one bus stop and just steps from another.
"We think our staff as well as our students and faculty will be very happy to spend their time away
from campus in this facility, particularly after we restructure the interior to our specifications," said LIC
Associate Director Rick Donnelly.
In preparation for the move, librarians are shifting collections to online resources and investigating
scanning software to move information between campuses.
"Because on-campus computer labs may be unavailable, we urge students to consider laptop pur-
chases," said Price. "We plan to maintain an e-mail bar and small training facility in Bruton-Geer Hall,
and add additional PC access in our new off-campus location. Reference staff will rotate through
Bruton-Geer Hall daily to provide training and assistance with all types of information resources."
In preparation for renovation of the west end of Holland Hall, the third floor library will close in
early December. Materials on the third floor will be boxed and stored at the new library location for the
duration of the renovations. Subsequently:
* The third floor library will be renovated during Spring 2004 Semester to create the new Technology Center.
Because only light renovations are needed on the third floor library space, noise though present will
be minimal.
* In early March, the rest of the library will begin the move expected to take 6-8 weeks to complete to
the new location. Thanks to excellent planning, disruptions will be kept to a minimum, though there will be
times during the transition when some resources might not be available for short periods of time.
* By mid-April, the entire library will be housed at the Archer Road location.
* The library will move back to law school campus in May 2005.
Administrators and library staff also are continuing to refine plans for the much expanded library
space on the UF College of Law campus. When the LIC returns here in 2005, the Lawton Chiles Legal
Information Center will be more than double the size of current facilities, and the college will have
reached and surpassed its peer institutions in the quantity and quality of its law library space.
A Web site devoted to the project is online at ww: /. ni l ... 'i.. ruction/. In addition to detailed
construction information, maps, a virtual tour and images, the site now features two live action web-
cams. The cameras are focused on construction at the college as it progresses, and update every
60 seconds. O

Library Hours
Change Nov. 29
Legal Information
Center (library) hours
will change as of
Saturday, Nov. 29. Hours
will be Monday-Friday,
7:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m.,
except as noted below:
* Saturday, Nov. 29,
II a.m.-2:30 a.m.
* Sunday, Nov. 30,
II a.m.-2:30 a.m.
* Saturday, Dec. 6,
9 a.m.-2:30 a.m.
* Sunday, Dec. 7,
II a.m.-2:30 a.m.
* Friday, Dec. 12,
7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
* Winter break, Dec.
15-24, Monday-Friday,
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Week of Dec. 25-
Jan. I, Closed.
* Friday, Jan. 2,
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Jan. 3-4, Closed
Regular Holland Hall
library hours resume Jan.
5 as follows:
* Monday-Thursday,
7:30 a.m.-midnight.
* Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
* Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Sunday, II a.m.-
Schedules will be
posted if the preceding
hours are altered.

"Good Ilick onl iiir
exams. lhe Office of
Student Affairs is
here to support you,
and hope you will
contact us if you
need assistance."
- Student Affairs Staff

Support Class Gift
Graduating students
are encouraged to help
their Levin College of Law
Fall 2003 class reach its
$25,000 goal. The gift will
be presented to Dean
Robert Jerry at December
Commemorative Class
of 2003 mugs (above) will
be given for pledges of at
least $125 over five years
($25 a year), with the
first gift made before
graduation. Contributors
also will receive a gold
Gator lapel pin to wear at
graduation and will be
recognized in the law
school's annual report and
on signs after commence-
ment. Gifts are tax
deductible as allowed by
law, and can be unre-
stricted or restricted to
specific programs, organi-
zations, or a generic
student organization fund.
To participate, bring
your check payable to
"Law Center Association"
and marked "Fall 2003
Class Gift" to Tena Canter
in the Dean's Office.
For information: Fall
2003 Class Chair Sarah
Rumpf (sarahr@ufl.edu).

Law Review Honors Seniors, Supporters
The Florida Law Review graduating senior board
(above, with Faculty Advisor Professor Dennis Calfee at
back center), was honored along with other Review mem-
bers and partners from the firm of Holland & Knight LLP (at right,
from left, Henry Kittleson [UF JD 52], john Arthur Jones [UF JD 48]
and Lawrence Sellers [UF JD 79], with Review Editor-in-Chief Ben
Diamond) at a banquet Nov. 20.
Diamond (bottom center, with Professor Calfee and incoming
Editor-in-Chief Robert Luck) was honored by many for the progress
- including increased involvement with the general student body,
successful events and a greatly strengthened endowment the
Review has made under his leadership.
Holland and Knight was recognized for its $50,000 donation to
the Florida Law Review Endowment Fund. A student organization, the
Review's goal is to be able to rely fully on its endowment for support, accord-
ing to Staff Editor Lisa Caldwell, who replaced 26-year Review veteran Vivien
"One of Chesterfield Smith's mantras was that 'You give something back,
and you do so with pleasure.' We hope our support will give the Review some
financial stability," said Jones (top right, at left, with UF College of Law Dean
Robert Jerry and a book presented to Jones, the first issue of Florida Law
Review ever published, which also contains one of his articles).
Receiving awards were Sarah Cortvriend and Kari Pettit (Outstanding Board Member); Dan Irick and Josh
Brown (Outstanding Associate); Paige Provenzano and Blake Delaney (Research Award); Blake Delaney (Outstanding
Candidate); Blake Delaney, Janell Weber, Diane Dick and Jordan Lee (Publishable Notes & Comments); Diane Dick
(Best Comment); Jordan Lee (Best Note); and Jordan Lee, Darren McCartney and Deborah Cupples (Unsung Heroes).
"It's been a great semester for the Law Review," said Diamond. "I am so proud of everyone in this organiza-
tion and so honored to have worked with them." 0


Help UF Law Students in Iraq
The Military Law Student Association
(MLSA) and John Marshall Bar Association
(JMBA) are collecting items to
send to law students Matt Brannen
and Ed Lohrer, who are both
deployed to Iraq. Drop off items
such as cookies, candy, drink
mixes, old magazines
Law students and/or letters of sup-
Lohrer (above) port at the LAW BLOC
and Brannen football ticket pickup
are serving in window. For informa-
Iraq. tion: Steve Berlin

(bert *,, ,. i i .. 1 1.

Donate 'Toys for Tots'
The Military Law Student Association
(MLSA) is collecting new, unwrapped toys for
distribution to needy children in the Alachua

county area until Wednesday, Nov. 26. Collection
boxes are located on the concourse in Holland
Hall and near the elevator in Bruton-Geer Hall.
"Toys for Tots" is an official program of the
U.S. Marine Corps. It began in 1947, when Major
Bill Hendricks, USMCR, and a group of Marine
Reservists collected and distributed 5,000 toys to
needy children in the Los Angeles area. Toys for
Tots is now nationwide, but its goal is still "to
deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a
message of hope to needy youngsters that will
motivate them to grow into responsible, produc-
tive, patriotic citizens and community leaders."
For information: Steve Berlin (berli;,i. ,.l. i.... '.

Law College Council Budget
The Law College Council encourages student
organizations to begin making plans for their
budget requests for the 2004-05 academic year
(July 1, 2004-June 30, 2005). The Student
(Announcements Continue Page 6)


* Institute for Dispute Resolution was a facilitator at a conference sponsored
Associate Director/Associate Professor by WUFT Nov. 15 on "A Question of
Jonathan Cohen published, "Let's Put Race." The event was attended by over 200

Ourselves Out or business: On Respect,
Responsibility and Dialogue in Dispute
Resolution," 108 Penn State Law
Review 227 (2003).

* Intellectual Property Law Program
Director/Professor Thomas Cotter pre-
sented a paper, "Antitrust Implications
of Patent Settlements Involving Reverse
Payments: Defending a Rebuttable
Presumption of Illegality in Light of
Some Recent Scholarship," 71 Antitrust
Law Journal (forthcoming 2004) to
College of Law faculty Nov. 14.

* Affiliate Professor Paul Magnarella
presented a paper, "Rwanda Reactivates
a Traditional Court System The
Gacaca," at the annual meeting of the
Association of Third World Studies,
Louisiana State University, Nov. 6-8.

people in the community.

* Center for the Study of Race and Race
Relations Director/Professor Katheryn
Russell-Brown provided testimony in
mid-November on racial disparity in the
justice system to the ABA's Justice
Kennedy Commission, Washington D.C.
She was a member of a three-person
panel on racial disparity.

* Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local
Government Law/Professor Michael
Allan Wolf's book review, "Michael J.
Phillips, The Lochner Court, Myth and
Reality: Substantive Due Process from
the 1890s to the 1930s" 2I 11), 45
American Journal of Legal Hi i, 109
I2 1) is available in the just recently
published journal. O

* Clarence J. TeSelle Professor Martin
J. McMahon, Jr. spoke jointly with Professor
Ira Shepard on "Recent Federal Income Tax
Developments" at the 46th Annual Kentucky
Institute on Federal Taxation, Louisville,
Kentucky, Nov. 12.

* Criser Eminent Scholar in Electronic
Communications and Administrative Law/
Associate Dean of Faculty Development Bill Page
published "Indirect Purchaser Suits and the
Consumer Interest," 48 Antitrust Bull. 531 1,21 I I).

* Cone Wagner Nugent Johnson Hazouri & Roth
Professor Juan Perea published "A Brief History of
Race and the U.S.-Mexican Border: Tracing the
Trajectories of Conquest," 51 UCLA L. Rev. 283
, ",,, ).

* Assistant Professor Christopher L. Peterson deliv-
ered a speech, Pi--- Business: Credit Cards and
Personal Financial Safety" at the J. Wayne Reitz
Union Nov. 12. He also hosted and spoke at a
successful workshop Nov. 14 he organized on
predatory home mortgage lending. (Seepage 7.)

* Associate Director of the Center on Children and
the Law/Irving Cypen Professor Sharon E. Rush

Cohen Coffer

Magnarella McMahon

Page Perea

Peterson Rush

Russell- Wolf

Yegelwel Hate
Crimes Fellowship
The Levin College of
Law's Center for the
Study of Race and Race
Relations (CSRRR) encour-
ages students to apply for
the first annual Evan
Yegelwel Hate Crimes
The fellowship sup-
ports student research
and scholarship on hate
crimes. It was funded by
UF law alumnus Evan
Yegelwel (UF jD 80), part-
ner in the Jacksonville law
firm of Brown, Terrell,
Hogan, Ellis, McClamma,
and Yegelwel, to help
reduce bias-motivated
To apply for the
Spring 2004 Fellowship
($1,000), please submit:
* Cover letter expressing
your interest in studying
hate crimes and some
indication of the topic(s)
you are interested in
researching for the
fellowship paper.
* Your resume (with
* Your transcript.
Turn in applications in
hard copy form by Friday,
Jan. 16, to Patricia
Hancock in 340 Holland
Hall. For more informa-
tion: Dr. Katheryn Russell-
Brown (russellbrownk

LAW Auction
Benefits PACE
Thanks to a generous
response from the law
school community, the
Law Association for
Women (LAW) was able to
raise $4,400 for the PACE
Center for Girls of Alachua
County. LAW raised the
funds through its annual
Charity Auction Oct. 14-
15 on the law school

No Smoking
on Concourse
Smokers are asked
to remember that the
concourse is a no smok-
ing area. Please be con-
siderate and restrict
smoking to the only
approved area at the
College of Law the
northeast corer of
Holland Law Center
(closest to tennis courts
and near the "igloo").

(Announcements, Continued)
Government budgetary process begins early in
spring semester and student organizations will
need to submit their requests to the Law College
Council. Further details about proper forms and
deadlines will be available around the beginning
of next semester. For questions about budget
requests: LCC Treasurer Kimberly Galatioto
(kgalatioto@hotmail.com) or LCC President
Justin S. Flippen (Gatorlaw? ..' / 1..
FjlL Winter Writing Competition
The Florida Journal ofInternational Law is
having its annual winter writing competition for
current second- through fifth-semester students,
and comment packets are available in 141 Bruton-
Geer Hall. If your comment is accepted, you will
be eligible to be a notewriter next semester.
Comments are due by Monday, Jan. 12. For
information: Damon Gasser, FJIL Senior Student
Save Travel Toiletries for Charity
Please start saving your travel-size toiletries.
Public Interest Law Fellows will collect them in
January for donation to those in need at the St.
Francis House.
Volunteer with VITA
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a
pro bono organization that assists low income
individuals and students in filing their income tax
returns. Volunteers are always needed, and service
offers a great way to do some good in your com-
munity while you gain practical experience. For
information or to volunteer this spring, contact
Carolyn Kershner at, .,. / I, ,/.' il ... by today,
Nov. 24.
New essup International Law
Moot Court Team Members
Professor Winston Nagan, FRSA and
Chairman Craig Hammer welcomed the following
students who qualified for the 2004 Levin College
of Law Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot
Court Team: Michael Eatroff (Competitive Team),
Peter Focks (Competitive Team), Vivianne
Grajales (Competitive Team), Amber Scures
(Competitive Team), Chad Brazzeal (Competitive
Team Alternate), Ashleigh Barnes (Research
Associate), Vanessa Maiorana (Research
Associate), Carolyne Moomaw (Research
Associate), Danielle Day (Research Associate) and
Denise White (Research Associate). Team mem-
bers also were inducted into the International Law

Students Association (ILSA).
The entire team will collaborate on competi-
tive memorials due in mid-January, and the
Competitive Team will compete at the U.S.
Regional Rounds Feb. 19-21 and vie to attend the
2004 Shearman & Sterling International Rounds
of the Jessup Competition in Washington, D.C.
Students interested in the exciting world of
public international law who want to learn more
about opportunities in the Phillip C. Jessup
International Law Moot Court Team should con-
tact Chairman Craig Hammer (. i,\.. i/...1,I.
FSU Ticket Pickup Policy
The John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA)
reminds students that FSU football ticket pickup
times are Tuesday, Nov. 25, noon-4 p.m. and
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The free
ticket raffle will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Each person may pick up a maximum of five tick-
ets (with proper IDs).
(Announcements Continue Page 7)


Enter Essay Contest by Jan. 30
Students are encouraged to enter The Florida
Bar's Law Student Professionalism Essay Contest.
Essays will be judged on caliber (relating to pro-
fessionalism issues/topics), creativity, organiza-
tion, writing style, and technical expertise. They
must be submitted to Associate Dean for Students,
Professionalism and Community Relations Gail
* Sasnett in Student Affairs by Jan. 30.
The Bar's Law School Subcommittee of the
Standing Committee on Professionalism reviews
entries and selects the winner, who receives
$1,000 and expenses paid to the award ceremony
at the Florida Supreme Court. The winning essay
is published in the Florida Bar Journal and News
and on the Bar Web site.

(Announcements, Continued)
Students interested in selling or buying tickets
should e-mail JMBA Football Bloc Co-Chair
Chris Carmody (chr', 2.' il ... I with either
"Selling" or "Buying" in the subject line.

Unlicensed Law Practice Issues
Director of The Florida Bar's Unlicensed
Practice of Law Division Lori Holcomb will speak
Tuesday, Feb. 3, noon, in Holland Hall auditorium.
Holcomb provides practical advice on how
students can avoid problems in areas such as busi-
ness cards and titles on correspondence, and types
of activities students can legally undertake without
conducting the unauthorized practice of law. Her
presentation is particularly valuable for part-time
law clerks, clinic or pro bono program partici-
pants, summer associates or certified legal interns.

The winner's law school receives a trophy
designed by Hugh Nicholson, "The Lion of
Justice," which is housed at the law school and
passed on each year. UF law student Kimberly
Rothenburg (3L) won the contest last year.
For information: Student Affairs (392-0421).

Legal Affairs Writing Contest
Students are invited to enter the first annual
Legal Affairs Writing Contest for Law Students
sponsored by Legal Affairs magazine. Entries
should be in the form of a 1,500 word argument
about a significant legal topic, are due by Jan. 7,
and will be judged on ingenuity, clarity, strength
of support for the argument, and style. The winner
will receive $2,000 and have their article pub-
lished in Legal Affairs. Visit ww: i .. ..ii.. i, .i, 'rg
for information and contest guidelines. EO

The Perfect
Holiday Gift:
Study Abroad for
Summer 2004
Travel abroad offers
memories that last a life-
time and the chance to
develop valuable contacts
and experience as you
broaden your horizons.
The UF Levin College of
Law offers programs at
the University of Cape
Town (South Africa),

University of Montpellier
'Predatory' Home Mortgage W a S ess (France), and University
A Nov. 14 workshpr eatory h e m e l g w w l prisd by pof Costa Rica (Costa
Rica). All are ABA-
n t in approved and exclusively
for UF law students.
lo Lel i M t l a t Applications are due by
March 15.
If you have questions
pans s e s s ad t y as we a i v s s in lg o c about these or other
m e f international opportuni-
ties, contact the Office of
la w y e r s9. S p e a k e r s i nc l u d e dB S t u d e n t A f f a i r s o r g o
online for detailed infor-
mation and applications
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complaints, afimtv e ense, sape corrspodene, ofer of jugmn an sumr jugmn memoranda.

Submit News
for FlaLaw
FlaLaw is published
each week school is in
session. All are encour-
aged to submit news of
interest to the law school
community by 10 a.m.
Tuesday for the following
Monday's newsletter to
Editor Debra Amirin,
Director of Institutional
Information & Publications,
Dean's Office (264 HOL),
392-9238, Fax 392-8727.

Fredric G. Levin
College of Law

* Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean
* Stuart R. Cohn,
Associate Dean for
International Studies
* Michael K. Friel, Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs
* William H. Page,
Associate Dean for
Faculty Development
* M. Kathleen "Kathie" Price,
Associate Dean for Library
and Technology
* Gail E. Sasnett, Associate
Dean for Students,
Professionalism and
Community Relations
* J. Patrick Shannon,
Associate Dean for
Administrative Affairs
* Donald J. Hale, Senior
Development Director
* Linda Calvert Hanson,
Assistant Dean for
Career Services
* Richard L. Ludwick,
Assistant Dean for Students
* J. Michael Patrick, Assistant
Dean for Admissions

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Law School Reorganizes Internet Services

Levin College of Law Dean Robert Jerry has announced the reorganization,
effective last week, of Internet services at the Levin College of Law.
"In brief, Intemet services, including Web site management, is being moved
into Technology Services," said Jerry. "There will undoubtedly be refinements and
revisions in the implementation of this reorganization as it proceeds. Director of Technology Services
Andy Adkins and I welcome the law school community's input, questions, suggestions and concerns, and
appreciate your cooperation as we move through this transition phase."
Adkins recently completed an evaluation of Internet services and the law school Web site which
serves multiple constituencies in a variety of ways and includes more than 1,500 pages of content and
approximately 12,000 files including overall site design and site management. The resulting report,
"Internet Services: Reorganization Proposal" is online at wwr / i Al ...I in.. I,,'n;., ,li..l
Under the new organization, Webmaster James Marini reports to Adkins, and content
flows to Marini and other technicians primarily through four "content managers," whose
responsibilities include working with various providers as liaisons to help them to create site
content, draft publishing schedules and address Web-related questions as necessary. (Web
management has been added to the managers' existing responsibilities, and their current duties
and reporting structures otherwise have remained unchanged.) Content managers and their
areas are:
Andy Adkins, Director of Technology Services: Centers & Institutes; Legal Research &
Writing; Certificates and Programs; Clinics.
Debra Amirin, Director of Institutional Information and Publications: Student Affairs;
Career Services; Joint Degrees; Publications (Internal).
Stan Huguenin, Director of Communications: Admissions; Alumni Affairs; International
Programs; News & Publications ,E ,ikTi.iIu
Susy Potter, Electronic Services Librarian/University Librarian: Faculty; Library.
The law school also is using current staff to redesign its Web site, including new graph-
ics, logos and templates, and site navigation, following input by focus groups of students,
staff, administration and faculty. All will be asked for comments about the new site as it
moves towards introduction, which is planned for January. Questions, concerns, or sugges-
tions should be addressed to Adkins, Associate Dean Mike Friel, or Dean Robert Jerry. O

Ali Kane Bids Farewell
Resource Counselor Ali Kane is graduating this
December and moving to Hawaii. Taking her place
in January will be new Resource Counselor Jim
Porter. Kane leaves the following advice for
students, faculty and staff:
* Take care of yourselves.
* Treat yourselves and others with respect and kindness.
* Always stay connected to that which makes you happy.
* Don't get caught up in the little details, but focus on the
big picture and what really matters in the end.
"I will be here until Dec. 4," said Kane. "Please
stop by Career Services to see me if there's any-
thing you would like help with before I go, or just
to say goodbye."
Note: UF College of Law Resource Counselors provide confidential,
free counseling and stress reduction services to the law school
community. Call 392-0499 for an appointment. Counseling also is
available through the Counseling Center or Student Mental Health
Services on campus. If an after-hours crisis occurs, contact the
Alachua County Crisis Center at 334-0888.

See Calendars Online at www. law. ufl. edu
25 Swamp Caucus Meeting With Speaker Rep. Larry Cretul,
II a.m.-Noon, Faculty Dining Room
26 Classes End
I Exam/Reading Period Begins
9 Alachua County Law Alumni Holiday Party,
6 8 p.m., lerry Home
12 Exam/Reading Period Ends
19 Law School Graduation, 2 p.m., O'Connell Center.
Reception follows at O'Dome.
25 Christmas Holiday
5 Intro to the Profession
9 Classes Begin
16 Faculty Enrichment, Michael Froomkin, University
of Miami Law School," Noon, Faculty Dining Room
27 Faculty Enrichment, Vicki Been, NYU Law School,
Noon, Faculty Dining Room

3 Unlicensed Law Practice Issues, Noon, Auditorium