Career Services
 ICAM makes 'Sweet 16'
 Meet the Faculty
 Scholarship and activities


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Table of Contents
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
    ICAM makes 'Sweet 16'
        Page 5
    Meet the Faculty
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 8
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Delaney & Noah Named JMBA Student & Professor of the Year

The John Marshall Bar
Association (JMBA) announced at
the Barrister's Ball April 2 that
Blake Delaney (2L, top photo) and
University of Florida Research
Foundation Professor Lars Noah
(below) had earned two of the school's
highest honors: Student of the Year
and Professor of the Year.
"It's such an honor to be recognized
by the law school," said Delaney. "The
people here make it so easy to get involved in the
Delaney is from Fairfax, VA, and earned his under-
graduate degree from the University of Virginia with a
double major in linguistics and anthropology. He is an
assistant research editor of Florida Law Review, works
with first-year students through the Review's tutoring
program, and won the award for Best New Law
Review Member at the awards banquet last fall. He

also is active in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Program, served as a Fall 2003 ambassador for new
students, and earned the Fall 2002 book award for
Criminal Law and Fall 2003 book award for
/I Noah also was named
S Professor of the Year in 1995
and 1998, a tribute to the time
and attention he devotes to his
students. He earned his A.B.
Magnaa cum laude) and j.D.
S Magnaa cum laude) from Harvard
University, and is a prolific author
and frequent speaker in areas of
Administrative Law, Conflict of Laws,
Medical Technology, Products Liability and Torts. He
joined the College of Law faculty in 1994, and has been
a visiting professor at Georgetown and University of
-By Meredith Fields (2L)

Moving Days
To allow for significant
renovations of Holland Hall,
a massive effort to move
many occupants by the end
of the month is underway.
Major relocations include:
* Dean's Office: Now in the
white trailer by the new
Orange parking lot, west
side of Bruton-Geer Hall.
* Legal Information Center
(library): A LIC reserve
desk is open in Media
Services, second floor of
Bruton-Geer Hall, with old

exams, and readings and
books on reserve, and will
Announcements include the Tax Library as
of May 2. LIC's main
Earth Day Auction Tuesday .. collection opens May 12
Take advantage of great bargains and free *. in Butler Plaza.
pizza while you benefit environmental and (Note: Students can study
science education in Alachua County 8 a.m.-3 in Marston, Health Science
Center and Education
p.m. Tuesday, April 20, on the concourse dur- libraries.)
ing the Environmental and Land Use Law Student Affairs: Moves by
Society's Earth Day Silent Auction. Items up end of April to Bruton-Geer
for bid include gift certificates from Alley Hall first floor area former-
ly occupied by student
Katz, GrillMasters, Books, Inc. and the journals, which now are in
Lingerie Company, as well as artwork and the cafeteria. Florida Law
donations from many other area businesses. Review moves next week
For more information, e-mail Quilla to former faculty
dining room.
Trimmer-Smith at qearth@ufl.edu. Computing Services: Moves

PIEC Positions Available next week to former stu-
dent computer lab, second
Students interested in environmental and floor Bruton-Geer Hall.
land use law are invited to become part of . Most phone numbers
one of the country's best student-produced and mailing addresses will
events, the UF law Public Interest Environ- remain the same. For infor-
mental Conference. Chair and panelist coor- mation, contact the Dean's
mental Conference. Chair and panelist coor- Office at 352-392-9238.
dinator positions are open, and participation L \IVERSITYOF
helps provide educational enrichment in the .. FLORIDA
(Announcements Continue Page 4) Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Fredric G. Levin College of Law


These students received Pro
Bono Certificates last year.

Pro Bono Brunch
Thursday, April 22
The Pro Bono Awards
Brunch will be held at
10:30 a.m. Thursday, April
22, in the faculty dining
room. Invitations to the
annual event co-spon-
sored this year by Three
Rivers Legal Services -
are on their way to the 48
UF law students who dedi-
cated a combined 2,500+
hours of pro bono service
to the community this
year and others who
helped make the program
a success.
If you see one of the
following students, take a
minute to say thanks for
giving some of their time
to those less fortunate:
Jennifer Barrett, Robert
Bauer, Lee Bennett, Darren
Chiapetta, Lorraine
Chaudhry, Karen Cloninger,
Christine Derr, Marty
Fulgueira, Melanie Golden,
Vanessa Gordon, Adria
Gonzalez, Lisset Gonzalez,
Virginia Griffis, Jon Gurney,
Jarrett Hoffman, Samantha
Hunter, Andy Ingram,
Margaret Isom, Jenny Kim,
Allison Lane, Joshua LeRoy,
Noemi Lopez, Joni Batie-
McGrew, Sarah Mcllrath,
Mark Mohammed, Cara
Muroff, Hollie Noblick,
Barbara Suarez Nolan, Ani
Oluku, Tracey Owens,
Eviana Payne, Naa Oyoo
Quartey, Roberto Rosales,
Brenton Ross, Rachel
Rzichella, Cathryn Sabrin,
Aisha Salem, Amy Sell,
Yelena Shneyderman,
Vaness Sisti, Jeffrey Smith,
Katrina Thomas, Michael
Thomas, Whtney Untiedt,
Barbara Walker, Jake
Williams, Elizabeth Wulff
and Michelle Yard.

What are YOU doing this summer?
Pro Bono work is a valuable way to add work expe-
rience to your resume and help out your community. The
term pro bono, derived from the Latin phrase "pro bono
publico" means "for the good of the public." There are
many opportunities to perform pro bono this summer
and throughout the academic year in Gainesville and in
your hometowns. Everyone currently enrolled as of this
summer can participate, and students also are urged to
earn a Pro Bono Certificate by performing 35 hours of
pro bono service supervised by an attorney at a pre-
approved agency. Pro bono work areas include, but are
not limited to, children's law, family law, criminal law,
consumer law, housing law, dependency and prisoner's
Need more ideas for enhancing your background
this summer? Make time to:
* Go to court, observe the proceedings and talk to
attorneys during breaks.
* Volunteer in a public interest law organization or
* Attend a CLE seminar to learn about a new area and
meet professionals who practice in the field.
* Begin your bar preparation: review sections for cours-
es you have already taken or check out a tape from
PMBR or BarBri.
* Check out Career Services' shelves for notable titles
such as: What Color Is Your Parachute, 2004 Edition,
Bolles; America's Greatest Places to Work with a Law
Degree, Walton; Objection Overruled: Overcoming
Obstacles in the Lawyer job Search, Morris.
* Check out Career Services videos such as: "Guerrilla
Tactics, Kimm Walton; Public Defender's Office, 18th
Circuit: eAttorney Orientation, Career Services.
* Prepare or update your bar application.
* Prepare your resume and cover letter for fall recruit-
ing or summer 2005 employment.

More on OCI
For the first two weeks of Fall 2004 On-Campus
Interviews (OCI), the UF College of Law will utilize
main campus' Career Resource Center (CRC), complete
with 20 professional interviewing rooms, an employer
resource room with phone and fax, and a career library
for students with work space and computers. These facil-
ities are adjacent to the food court and contained in a
professional setting that will enhance the interviewing
experience for both students and employers. Career
Services will be on site to ensure the smoothness of the
interviewing program.
Using CRC facilities requires beginning OCI the
week classes routinely begin each fall, the week prior to
the start of classes this year. A mass mailing went out
the second week of March to more than 2,000 legal
employers advising them on the OCI date change, along
with an invitation to participate. The employer response

generally has been positive once assured this is a tempo-
rary situation and for this year only. Many legal employ-
ers participate in and are well aware of other legal inter-
view events that occur in August, which is why summer
associate programs conclude the first part of August. For
example, there is a major southeast job fair scheduled in
Atlanta Aug. 6, another scheduled in New York Aug. 20,
and a third in Washington, D.C. Aug. 27. Employers
have calendared these annual events and summer associ-
ates have been excused from work to interview in them
(if they had not received an offer from their current
Just as for students participating in other August
interviewing events, it is recommended that you advise
the employer going in that, while you are excited about
the opportunity to work with them for the summer and
are confident it will prove to be mutually beneficial, you
have other interview commitments beginning the week
of Aug. 16. The key is to give them advance notice so
they can plan accordingly, and to let them know that
while you are pleased to be working with them, you
must keep your options open.

Complete Summer Questionnaire
Help out your classmates and fill out a summer
questionnaire when you return to school in the fall. The
questionnaires are kept in a binder in the Center for
Career Services to provide valuable information to stu-
dents on firms. You can fill out the questionnaire anony-
mously, or include your name and even offer to talk to
other students about your experiences.

Faculty Assistance Project
Career Services has partnered with faculty who will
periodically review a list of unemployed grads to offer
suggestions and contacts based on geographic or prac-
tice area preferences. A line has been added to the Grad
Employment Survey where students can choose to par-
ticipate and take advantage of the faculty network during
this challenging economic time.

Network at Alumni Receptions
A large percentage of jobs in the legal field are
acquired through an individual student's personal net-
work. If you don't have one and need to expand yours,
alumni receptions are the perfect place to meet attorneys
in the community. Several opportunities are available
this summer for students to attend alumni receptions in
Ft. Pierce (May 25), Lakeland (May 26), Boca Raton
(June 23) and Atlanta (Aug. 4). Space is limited, so
interested students should RSVP to Career Services at
352-392-0499 as soon as possible.

Exit Interviews for May Grads
Students graduating next month should sign up on
Westlaw's TWEN for a 10-minute "strictly confidential"
exit interview. To use TWEN, register on Westlaw for
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Use Career Services to Prepare
Hires of entry-level law graduates and second-
year summer associates have decreased nationwide,
according to NALP's recently released annual
research report on 2003 hiring practices, Patterns &
Practices: Measures of Law Firm Hiring, Leverage
& Billable Hours.
"We became aware early on of challenges
facing students seeking summer and permanent
employment. Our perceptions were confirmed by
NALP's report on national employment figures,
including data for Florida employers," said Levin
College of Law Dean Robert Jerry. "We are fortunate
that our Center for Career Services recognized this
problem and prepared initiatives to help mitigate it
for UF law graduates, including implementation of
an aggressive program schedule and innovative
strategies to assist students in finding rewarding
Entry-level hiring decreased 6.8 percent from
2001 to 2002, and went down another 8 percent 2002
to 2003. The decreases were nationwide and
occurred across all firm sizes, though they were of a
lesser magnitude in firms of 100 attorneys or less. (In
fact, law offices of 25 or fewer attorneys experienced
the only increases, up 5.6 percent in entry-level hir-
ing for 2001 to 2002 and 11.6% for 2002 to 2003.)
Florida law firms reported a 22.9 percent
decrease in entry-level hiring 2001 to 2002 and 16.2
percent decrease 2002 to 2003. Hiring of second-year
summer associates was reduced by 14 percent 2001
to 2002 and 9 percent 2002 to 2003. On a positive
note, NALP figures show 85.8 percent of second-
year summer associates nationwide considered for an
associate position received an offer. Faring particular-
ly well were second-year summer associates in
Tampa, where over 90 percent received offers.
"More than ever, students must learn to market
themselves to gain an edge in this difficult economy,"
said Center for Career Services Assistant Dean Linda
Calvert Hanson. "We urge students to visit us for
personal consultations, to attend workshops and sem-
inars to help them maximize their opportunities, and
to check our website (www.law.ufl.edu/career/) fre-
quently for job opportunities (via eAttomey.com) as
well as information and updates. Our website is cur-
rently being enhanced to provide more resources
online, available anytime and anywhere."
Being competitive in the legal market has

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the Career Services class and then go to the sign-up sec-
tion. Select the date and time you would like to inter-
view with a professional Career Services counselor. Exit
interviews are April 26 through May 13. These meetings
can help you, Career Services and the law school by

for Challenging Job Market
always meant planning your law school experience
carefully to ensure strong credentials upon gradua-
tion. While the current job market is challenging,
there are still many opportunities to successfully nav-

providing accurate graduation statistics to be reported to
the ABA and NALP. Make sure Career Services has
your current e-mail and/or telephone number when you
relocate to help the college continue to assist you in
your search for fulfilling employment. O

igate the path to fulfilling employment, such as tak-
ing advantage of various options offered by the law
Work experience is one of the best ways to
ensure marketability. Participating in a clinical pro-
gram for hands-on practical applications is invalu-
able, as is time spent working for pay or as a vol-
unteer in a legal setting. Employers also seek law
students who have participated in Law Review, Moot
Court or Trial Team or served as judicial interns or
research or teaching assistants while maintaining a
strong GPA.
Active participation and/or leadership in appro-
priate organizations also can demonstrate commit-
ment and interest in particular areas of law. One
attorney asked after reviewing a resume, "Why does
this person wish to work for me, in my environmen-
tal law-only practice, when there is no indication that
they took environmental law, or have any experience
in environmental law and did not even care enough
to join the environmental law student group?"
"Our center exists to help students market and
position themselves well for consideration by poten-
tial employers," said Calvert-Hanson. "It is crucial
for law students to utilize the full range of services
available to them in the Center for Career Services.
We will be here all summer to respond to e-mail
inquiries or meet with students to make sure they are
on a positive employment track."
For information or to take advantage of Career
Services' many resources, drop by 244 Bruton-Geer
Hall or call 352-392-0499. O


Miller Sponsors
BLSA Event
Center for Estate and
Elder Law Planning
Director/Professor C.
Douglas Miller (above, at
right) has made a substan-
tial donation to the W.
George Allen Chapter of
the Black Law Students
Association (BLSA) to
sponsor BLSA's last meet-
ing and recognition of its
incomingloutgoing execu-
tive board.
"Professor Miller has
always supported BLSA
and deserves to be recog-
nized for his generosity
and kindness," said BLSA
President Christopher M.
O'Neal. "He is always
available and has never
asked for credit for his
donations of time and
money for causes he
believes in."
"He also welcomes
those interested in pursu-
ing tax law to reach out
to him during his office
hours or by e-mail, and
many BLSA students have
benefited from his expert-
ise," continued O'Neal.
"BLSA is fortunate to have
such a friend."
Deadline Today for
Summer Aid for
Public Interest Work
Apply for a Public
Interest Summer
Scholarship by today,
April 19, in the Center for
Career Services if you are
considering a volunteer,
unpaid, not-for-credit
public interest internship
this summer. Applications
are available from Jill
Mahler (jillmahler@hot-
mail.com), Jessie Howell in
Career Services (howellje
@law.ufl.edu), or online

(Announcements, Continued) LCC Inducts Board, Recognizes
multidisciplinary area of environmental law while Lambda Legal Alliance
it helps you build contacts and credentials in the The Law College Council (LCC) will hold its
field. For information, e-mail conference co-chairs annual reception and swear in 2004-05 officers and
Ashley Cross-Rappaport and Adam Regar at general board members at 6 p.m. today, April 19,
cross711 @tufl.edu or visit the 2004 conference in the faculty dining room.
website at http://grove.ufl.edu/-els/. T ,- 0ln 1 n 1 mn. A T ,mrlA T nrn1 A ll;.I..

SI resenILdaLIIIon as uS eOLLCLt OJrganizaLtlionI O LiLC ItUI 111n recogii-
on Technology tion of its outstanding First Annual Law and Public
Jonathan Hack (above, Policy conference, "Reframing the Debate: Legal
left), a registered patent and Social Implications of Lawrence v. Texas."
attorney and partner at The conference featured a keynote address by
Min, Hsieh & Hack LLP,
gave a presentation April Karen M. Doering, staff attorney for the National
8 on "Emerging Center for Lesbian Rights, and three panels on the
Intellectual Property topics of same-sex marriage, Florida's homosexual
Issues in Nanotechnology." adoption ban and U.S. military policy.
Hack, who is currently
pursuing a PhD. in materi- Register Now for TRLS Clinics
al science, has consider- Based on the success of its landlord/tenant
able experience in prose- clinic, Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. (TRLS) is
cutting, litigating and planning four additional volunteer opportunities
counseling clients on
patents, and is an inven- for Summer 2004 in housing, domestic violence,
tor on three U.S. semicon- consumer debt and elder law. To register by the
ductor patents. April 27 deadline or for additional information,
His presentation e-mail Rhonda Chung-de Cambre at rhonda.
focused on how the U.S. ... decambre@trls.org or call Kathleen Arnold at
Patent and Trademark
Office and European and 372-0519.
Japanese patent offices Volunteering can provide a basis for a demon-
deal with patent applica- strated interest in public interest work, and is often
tions grounded in nan- required in public interest fellowship/legal aid
technology. He highlight- applications. Volunteers gain valuable legal skills,
ed some of the unique
concerns patent prosecu- including client counseling, review and analysis of
tors and litigators must contracts, and drafting memoranda and letters.
deal with in working with The following TRLS Spring 2004 landlord/
nanotechnology, pointing tenant clinic volunteers collectively contributed
out, for example, that more than 294 service hours and served 62 clients
traditional criteria for
analyzing obviousness may in matters ranging from eviction proceedings to
not apply for technologies mortgage foreclosure defense: Sara D. Habhab,
at the submicron scale. He Rachel Harvey, Sara F. Holladay-Tobias, Trevor
also noted that nanotech- ,.. ... ........ Rhodes, Holly Blumenthal, Christine Fuqua, Dana
nology is still in its infan- Honeywell, Steve Hadjilogiou, T'anjuiming Marx,
cy and is probably where Eviana Payne, Ann Puente, Tammi Driver, Jessica
the biotech industry was
in the early 1980s. Cooper, Katrina Thomas, Robert Mayes, Terra
The presentation was DuBois, Scott Harlowe, Yelena Shneyderman,
sponsored by the Jessica Hovanec, Allison Nuth, Nathan T.
Intellectual Property and Vonderheide, Matthew Zimmerman, Jamie
Technology Association Kinberg, Tricia Mason and Rogers Walker.
(IPTLA). Students interest-
ed in intellectual property Apply for Fellowship,
or technology law are CSRRR Assistant Position
encouraged to visit the
IPTLA site at www.law.ufl. The Center for the Study of Race and Race
edulstudentslorganiza- Relations (CSRRR) encourages students to:
tions/IPTLA/. Apply by June 1 for the 2004-05 Evan Yegelwel
(Announcements Continue Page 5)

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ICAM Makes 'Sweet 16'
-By Lissett Gonzales (2L)
The International Commercial
Arbitration Moot Court (ICAM) Team
recently returned from its most successful
outing ever breaking into the top
sn ccl 16" for the first time in school
history at the prestigious Willem C. Vis
International Moot Court competition in
Vienna, Austria. The team competed April
1-9 against more than 140 teams from
around the world, and in another first
- team member Daniel Nordby was
awarded Honorable Mention for Oral
"This is an extremely demanding
competition with students competing before arbi-
trators from a variety of countries who largely
-come from a civil law background,"
said Faculty Advisor Professor Thomas
Hurst. "The training provided is an
excellent introduction to a future inter-
national litigation practice."
Hurt Traveling to Vienna were Karla
E Haynes, Heather Nason, Daniel Nordby
and Tara Rao, along with Student
Coach/Captain Lisset Gonzalez and
Faculty Advisors Hurst and Assistant
Hanewicz Professor Wayne Hanewicz.
Gonzalez praised the hard work of
all the team members, including those who helped
prepare the four who traveled to Vienna. Michael
Bressan, Christine Derr, Elizabeth Outler, Diego
Puig, Natalie Stratis, Paul Vicary and Rebecca
Weinberg assisted team members in preparing the
briefs and for oral arguments.
"We had high expectations going into the

(Announcements, Continued)
Fellowship. The award is $2,000, and supports
student research and scholarship on crime motivated
by hate, prejudice or stereotyping. Details are on the
CSRRR website at www.law.ufl.edu/centers/csrrr/.

* Submit a resume and cover letter to Pat Hancock in
340 Holland Hall for a position as a summer
research assistant to help CSRRR staff on multiple
projects. Ten hours per week commitment. Strong
computer skills including webpage and database
design desired.

competition, and the team exceeded them all. The
University of Florida has earned a place among the
top teams worldwide," said Hanewicz. "None of
this would have been possible without the gener-
ous support of the International Litigation and
Arbitration Group of Steel, Hector & Davis and
John and Tifi Bierley of Tampa. Their support
allowed the team to travel to Vienna and to partici-
pate in the important pre-moot competition at
The ICAM team is selected each fall, and stu-
dents interested in private international law who
are entering their third, fourth, or fifth semester in
the fall are encouraged to compete. Students
selected for the team must be able to fulfill the two
semester commitment, since the competition is
held in early April, and register for a related
course. For information, contact Professor Thomas
Hurst at hurst@tlaw.ufl.edu or Assistant Professor
Hanewicz at hanewicz(4,law.ufl.edu. O

UF Law Graduation May 14
Levin College of Law graduation ceremonies
are scheduled for Friday, May 14, at 2 p.m. in the
University of Florida Stephen C. O'Connell
Center. (Senior information is available on the
Student Affairs website at www.law.ufl.edu/
students.) The Honorable Susan Harrell Black (UF
JD 67) Florida's first female federal judge -
will be commencement speaker.

Honor Committee Report
The Levin College of Law Honor Committee
is a student-elected and run committee charged
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DeLoach Speaks
at ETELS Banquet
Estate planning attor-
ney Carla DeLoach Bryant
(above) was the featured
speaker at the Estates,
Trusts & Elder Law
Society's Spring 2004
Banquet March 31.
DeLoach is a graduate of
the UF Graduate Tax
Program and founder of a
boutique tax, estate and
business planning law firm
with offices in Winter
Park and Gainesville.
"It was important to
me to practice in an area
in which I could balance
my professional and per-
sonal lives," said DeLoach.
"Estates and trusts, estate
and elder law planning
and taxation are areas of
practice which accommo-
date that balance and
which can be both profes-
sionally and personally
DeLoach discussed and
showed a video of exten-
sive news coverage -
including live television
coverage by local affiliates
of ABC, CBS and FOX -
attracted by her discovery
during a routine client
interview of a $400,000
fraud perpetrated on her
client, which resulted in
two arrests.

Students Join
Matthews Society
Diane Dick (2L) and
Christopher Carmody (2L)
were inducted last week
into the prestigious
Matthews Society, an elite
group of students dedicat-
ed to ethical leadership
and service to the
University of Florida
and its students.

Aid Recipients
MUST Complete
Exit Counseling
Federal regulations
require loan recipients to
complete exit counseling
prior to commencement.
Students will not receive a
diploma, final transcript
or other services until exit
counseling is completed.
To do so, log on to ISIS
(www.lSIS.ufl.edu), select
"Financial Services," then
"Student Loan Exit
Counseling." You also
MUST complete the
required "Proof of
Completion Form" and list
two references. (Someone
listed as a nearest relative
cannot also be a reference,
and the three individuals
cannot live in the same
household.) You also must
provide your driver's
license number.
If you have questions
concerning exit counseling
or are unable to partici-
pate online, call University
Financial Services at 352-
392-0738 for a personal

Apply NOW for
Financial Aid
* Students should apply
now for aid for 2004-05,
and are encouraged to
do so at FAFSAIRenewal
FAFSA on the Web
* Forms for requesting a
spring Lewis Memorial
Long Term Emergency
Loan ($500) are in
Student Affairs and due
by April 30.
For information or to
review aid options, con-
tact Financial Aid Coord-
inator Carol Huber in
Student Affairs (call 352-
392-0421 or visit 164
Holland Hall).

Many people aspire to expert status. Associate
Professor Cally Jordan knows such a distinction can
take an unusual twist.
"One of the most memorable dinners I've ever
attended took place a few years ago in Hanoi. It
was in honor of the group of international 'experts'
who had been advising on a corporations law for
Vietnam," said Jordan. "The dinner was comprised
of numerous courses of snake. Only snake. Quite a
large snake. Presented writhing at the table, then
dispatched there. There was snake soup, fried snake
bones, snake liver, snake skin and two snake aperi-
tifs (high proof alcohol with snake blood in one and
snake bile in another). All the 'experts' were keep-
ing their eyes peeled throughout the dinner, trying
to figure out who would be deemed guest of honor,
as the tradition is to present him (or, yikes, in my
case, her) with the still beating snake heart to quaff
like an oyster. Things they don't teach you in law
Fortunately for the Levin College of Law,
Jordan survived the slithery experience and made
her way to UF in 2003, joining the faculty to teach
International Securities Regulation, Corporations
and Comparative Law. She brings with her a wealth
of international business law experience.
She has published a book and more than 50
articles, and has given nearly 40 formal presenta-
tions since 1992 on international capital markets,
corporate governance, international trade and com-
mercial legal reform. The World Bank recommends
Jordan as one of three internationally recognized
experts in companies law.
Jordan is admitted to practice in Hong Kong,
New York, California, Ontario and Quebec, and
came to UF after four years with the World Bank in
Washington, D.C., where she served as senior coun-
sel for finance and private sector development. She
was in private practice for 10 years, working for
firms in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Montreal, New
York City where she was with Cleary, Gottlieb,
Steen & Hamilton and Toronto. She specializes
in corporate finance, project finance and interna-
tional securities, to name just a few of her areas of
In addition to her experience with the World
Bank and in the private sector, she also has worked
with the Asian Development Bank and advised a
number of countries and organizations on a broad
range of corporate law issues. She worked with the
Hong Kong government's Financial Services
Bureau in developing a new companies law, and
with the International Finance Corporation, World
Bank and Canadian International Development
Agency in drafting a new enterprise law in Vietnam.
She was associate professor at McGill

University for five years, teaching Business
Associations, International Securities Regulation
and International Business Enterprises, chaired both
the Graduate Studies Committee and joint
Law/MBA program, and was a member of the
Institute of Comparative and Private Law. She has
been a visitor and an adjunct at Georgetown Law
Center (Washington), University of Melbourne
(Australia) and Osgoode Hall Law School
She is "bilingual and bisystemic," with com-
mon law and two civil law degrees, and has taught
and practiced in French and Chinese (with help
from associates). A Canadian citizen, she earned her
B.A. from Carleton University (with distinction);
M.A. from University of Toronto; B.C.L. and LL.B.
from McGill University; and D.E.A. from the
University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne). She
clerked for Chief Justice of Canada Brian Dickson.
"Law leads to so many different professions:
practitioner, professor, politician, judge, regulator,
writer, arbitrator...the list goes on," said Jordan.
"As a student it was one of the main attractions of a
legal education for me, the world of professional
opportunities it opens up."
SBy Meredith Fields (2L)

Go online to http://www.law.ufl.edulfacultyl for a
complete resume and list of publications.


(Announcements, Continued) Fall Media Law
with administration of the Law School Honor Research Course
Code. The Honor Committee received seven Students can take
reports over Fall 2003 semester. One student Advanced Media Law
Research (LAW 6936) next
received sanctions based on a plea of guilt; three fall taught by Affiliate
were found to have no probable cause for an honor Professor Bill F.
code violation; and three students received a hear- Chamberlin, Joseph L.
ing before an Honor Committee Hearing Panel. Brechner Eminent Scholar
While the students who went before the hearing in Mass Communications.
The three-credit course is
panel were initially found to have probable cause offered Monday and
that their actions could constitute an Honor Code Wednesday, 1:55-3:50
violation, none were adjudicated with guilt for p.m., and will include how
those actions. to prepare legal research
For more information about the code and its for publication, advanced
legal research for mass
members, contact a member of the Honor media law, training in
Committee: Lori Thompson, therose@ufl.edu, 5th advanced research tech-
semester, chair; Stephanie Mickle, micklesm@ niques for legislative and
ufl.edu, 5th semester, vice chair; Kevin Jinks, administrative law and
kjinks @tufl.edu, 2nd semester, secretary; Nathan use of Internet sources,
Bess, nbess @tufl.edu, 1st semester; Jeff Glassman, examination of legal
research tools and guid-
glassman@ufl.edu, 1st semester; Jon Carroll, jcar- ance in development of a
roll@ufl.edu, 2nd semester; Mitesh Patel, legal research project
mitesh @tufl.edu, 3rd semester; Allison Lane, about mass media law;
lanealli @thotmail.com, 3rd semester; Barbara outlets for publishable
Nolan, barbaranolan05a@yahoo.com, 4th semes- research; and how to
ter; Aisha Salem, aisha3@msn.com, 4th semester; For information, con-
Legal Skills Professor Margaret Temple-Smith, .. tact Chamberlin or Dawne
temples@law.ufl.edu, faculty advisor; Legal Skills Nuri at 352-273-1095 or
Professor Teresa Rambo, rambo @tlaw.ufl.edu, in 2060 Weimer Hall.
faculty advisor; and Associate Dean Gail Sasnett,
sasnett @tlaw.ufl.edu, administrative member. O


John White, Ph.D., in his book, Overcoming
Generalized Anxiety Disorder, recommends creating a
special time in your day to worry. Worry is an impor-
tant part of human life, and there are some things
worth worrying about.
Worry only becomes a problem when we spend all
day doing it. Scheduling worry time puts your worries
in their place.
First pick a topic, something worthy of your worry.
Now, find five minutes in your schedule where you can
focus on your topic. Make it a time with a natural end-
ing, like a between-class break, or set a timer.
Once you are ready, start worrying. Focus only on
the topic you picked. Think clearly about what makes it
worrisome. You can even state your thoughts out loud
or write them in a private "worry log."
Use the whole five minutes, then stop. Go on with
your day. Try not to worry outside your scheduled
time. Whenever your worry tries to creep in, just tell
yourself you will have time to worry tomorrow.

This is my last week
as resource counselor for
the UF College of Law, and
I want to thank all the
students, staff, and faculty
who have made my law
school stay so wonderful.
There will not be a
resource counselor this
summer, but the following
are free and confidential
counseling services on
campus and in the area:
* UF Student Mental
Health: 352-392-1171,
* UF Counseling Center:
352-392-1575, and
* Alachua County Crisis
Center: 352-264-6789
(24-hour, off-campus
service). O

Update your Lexis
profile at http://www.lexis
ter and extend your law
school ID over the sum-
mer for work on a school
project or paper; on law
reviewllaw journal or
moot court activities; as
a research assistant for a
law professor; at an
unpaid internship or
externship arranged
through or approved by
the school; or at an
externship for a public,
non-profit organization
with tax-exempt status.
For information, con-
tact LEXISNEXIS Account
Executive Bonita Young at
800-368-6955, ext. 5286,
or 352-375-8364, or call
24-hour customer service
at 800-45-LEXIS.

Make Time to Worry By Resource Counselor Jim Porter

a S University of Florida Fredric G. L n C e o Lw Ne A

Last FlaLaw
Until Fall
FlaLaw suspends
publication over summer,
and will resume weekly
publication with the Aug.
23 issue. The Levin
College of Law's e-mail
newsletter, UF Law E-
News, will continue to be
sent on a regular basis to
students and law school
e-mail users. (Others can
subscribe to this free
service at www.law.ufl.
edulnews/flalaw.) Submit
news of interest to those
at the law school to
Editor Debra Amirin,
Director of Institutional
Information & Publications,
College of Law Dean's
Office, phone 352-392-
9238, Fax 352-392-8727.

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

Honoring the past, shaping the fiutur


* Chesterfield Smith Professor Nancy E. Dowd
was one of three invited speakers at a sym-
posium, "Women's Work is Never Done:
Employment, Family and Activism," held by
the joint degree program in Law and
Women's Studies at the University of m .
Cincinnati College of Law to encourage
"innovative legal strategizing about these
issues." Her talk, "Bringing the Margin to
the Center: Comprehensive Strategies for
Work/Family Policies," will be a forthcoming
article in the University of Cincinnati Law
Review. Another of her work/family articles,
"Gender, Race and Work/Family Policy" is
forthcoming in Volume 15, Washington
University journal of Law and Policy (2004)
and will be part of a symposium celebrating M
the 10th anniversary of the enactment of
the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

* Cone Wagner Nugent Johnson Hazouri & Roth
Professor Juan Perea was in Cambridge, Mass. as a
panelist at Harvard Law Review's symposium on
Brown v. Board of Education at 50. He discussed his
recent article, "Buscando America: Why Integration
and Equal Protection Fail to Protect Latinos," pub-
lished in 17 Harvard Law Review 1420-69 (2004).

Physician Follows Her Son's Lead at UF College of Law
Denise Whisenant (2L) is a board-certified physician specializing in
internal medicine. She had been intrigued with how law and medicine
relate since she graduated from medical school, and decided to act on
her interest after her youngest child, Beranton Whisenant (3L), gradu-
ated from Florida A&M and decided to go to the UF College of Law in
"I asked her, 'You've been talking about law school for years -
what's holding you up?'" said Beranton, who will graduate next month
with an International Law Certificate and then join the State
Attorney's Office in Jacksonville.
Denise practiced medicine for 21 years before entering the Levin
College of Law. After she finishes her law degree next year, she plans
to join her son and husband also a physician in Jacksonville and

Calendar online at www. law. ufl edu

* LCC General Board Meeting, 6-8 p.m.,
faculty dining room
* Honor Committee Meeting, 6 9 p.m.,
334A HOL
* Earth Day Silent Auction, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.,
* Pro Bono Awards Banquet, 10:30 a.m.,
faculty dining room
* Classes End
* Exam/Reading Period Begins

* Tax Library Opens in Bruton-Geer Hall
* Exam/Reading Period Ends
* Library Opens in Butler Plaza
* Graduation
* Summer Classes Start

* Stephen C. O'Connell Professor Christopher
Slobogin published, "Rethinking Legally
Relevant Mental Illness," the lead article in
an issue of the Ohio Northern University
Law Review devoted entirely to mental
health law. He gave a talk at the
University of Southern California Law
School during a conference on Competency
and Treatment Decisionmaking.

* Assistant Professor Mark A. Thurmon
published "The Rise and Fall of Trademark
Law's Functionality Doctrine," 56 Fla. L.
Rev. 243 (2004)

* Gator TeamChild Director Claudia Wright
and Social Work Supervisor Karen Keroack
will present, "Gator TeamChild: A Voice for
Children," at the National Organization of
Forensic Social Work's annual conference,
Social Work and the Law, May 16-19 in
Tampa. Their presentation will focus on
the inner strength of the program; inter-
disciplinary collaboration and representa-
tion of children, with emphasis on the
overarching philosophy that adults can
work together to create environments in
which children can succeed. O

By Whitney Untiedt (2L)

use her legal and medical
background to represent
health care professionals.
Her daughter is a first-year
resident at Yale interested
in dermatology.
"I have enjoyed learning legal theory and anticipate the opportunity
I will have this summer to put some of this legal theory to practical
use in the general counsel's office of a Jacksonville hospital," said
"It's been a great experience to see how my mom combines her
medical and legal knowledge," Beranton said. "Living together has been
Denise agrees, and says she'll miss sharing a house with her son
when he graduates.
"He is my favorite companion to help me out when I have
difficulty with the computer," she said with a chuckle. O

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