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 Career Services
 Events, programs and opportuni...
 Faculty scholarship and activi...
 Supreme Court report


Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Title: Fla law newsletter of the University of Florida College of Law
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Table of Contents
    Gifts fund Florida Law Review
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Events, programs and opportunities
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Faculty scholarship and activities
        Page 6
    Supreme Court report
        Page 7
        Page 8
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Gifts Fund Florida LaZ

Supported largely by pledges from students, the Florida
fund passes the half-million-dollar mark.


Professor Dennis Calfee (left) and members of Florida Law Review

At this time last year, the
offices of the Florida Law
Review looked more like a
construction site than the
home of a respected legal
journal. Workers in hardhats
were everywhere, complet-
ing the renovation of Hol-
land Hall. Books and com-
puters were being boxed up
for the move to the Review's
new temporary home in the
Faculty Dining Room.
Throughout the renova-
tion, one thing in the office
remained untouched: the
Endowment Wall, where Re-

2 Career Services
4 Events
6 Faculty Scholarship

view staff record the names
of alumni and firms who
have donated money to the
journal's growing endow-
ment fund.
Four years ago, Review
staff and alumni set out to cre-
ate a fully funded, indepen-
dent endowment that would
give the journal's editors a
new degree of flexibility.
Today, aided largely by dona-
tions from former Review
staffers, they have raised more
than $500,000 toward their
final goal of $2 million.
"Having our own endow-
ment would be a great step

Minority Support
Group Forms

w Review

Law Review's endowment

for the Review," notes Cory
Andrews, current editor-
in-chief of the Review. "It
would be an asset in terms
of our long-term planning."
While there have been a
few significant donations on
behalf of established alumni
and firms, current students
are the heart and soul of the
endowment effort. To get
their names included on a
plaque on the Endowment
Wall, students must pledge
to donate at least $1,000,
payable over five years.
"Last spring semester,
at least 32 members of the
Review got their name on
the wall; (in Fall 2004), we
added thirty-two more,"
said Whitney Harper, the
Fall 2004 editor-in-chief.
Harper was instrumental
in recruiting donors from the
2004 graduating class. Every
graduating student last se-
mester signed a pledge form.
"The example is set by
the students," Harper said.
"When you have every
graduating student make

Supreme Court U

Reno to Speak
Here in February
Former U.S. Attorney General
Janet Reno will speak to the UF
Chapter of the American Con-
stitution Society at the society's
Feb. 24 meeting, at 10 a.m. in
room 180A.
The first woman attorney
general, Reno served from
early 1993 until the end of the
Clinton Administration in 2001
-the longest-serving attorney
general in the 20th century.
Reno's speech will be open
to the public and admission is
free, though seating is lim-
ited and some seats will be
reserved for ACS members.
Members of the group will
hold a meeting at 5 p.m. Jan.
27 in room 285A to discuss the
event. Anyone who wishes to
join the group should bring $10
(checks only) and a completed
membership form (available at
For more information,
contact Felix Felicier at



Continuing Student
Scholarships of $1,000-
$2,000 for second- and
third-year law students
are listed on the Finan-
cial Aid bulletin board.
Applications are available
from Student Affairs, and
must be returned by Fri-
day, Feb. 4. Students are
eligible to receive only
one scholarship from
the law school during a

Apply for First-
Year Student

In memory of Paul D.
White, Esq., the law firm
of Baker Et Hostetler
is offering an annual
scholarship to minority
law students of African-
American, Hispanic,
Asian-American, or
American Indian de-
scent. The scholarship
includes a paid summer
clerkship and $5,000 net
cash award. All 2004 law
school entrants (spring
and fall) are eligible to
apply. The deadline to
submit applications to
Career Services is Mon-
day, Feb. 7.

Hints to help you in the legal profession.

Follow-Up Calls
So you've carefully crafted a
resume and cover letter to use
in the search for your first job.
You've sent them off to hiring
partners at various firms in a
targeted mailing. Now what?
Time to pick up the phone.
A follow-up call is a critical
step in your job search. You
need to ensure that your letter
reached the proper person.
Busy legal employers get side-
tracked and your call not only
demonstrates your interest, it
reminds them of your availabil-
ity. When planning follow-up
calls, it can be helpful to under-
stand that:
* The worst times to call are
Monday morning (over-
whelming) and Friday after-
noon (people leave early).
* The best follow-up phone
calls begin with a written
* Be ready to enthusiasti-
cally state your purpose in
a professional and articulate
manner: "Good morning, this
is Susan Johnson and I'd like
to speak to Alice Sams."
* When asked what you're
calling about, be prepared to
explain: "I'm calling to see if
she received the letter Ocala
Bar President Jones sug-
gested I write."
* When you reach your party,
be concise, state why you are
calling and carefully listen to
the response. If they are posi-
tive or indicate interest, then

Center for Career Services
244 Bruton-Geer Hall

use the opportunity to ask
whether you could provide
additional information or
schedule an interview. If the
response is less enthusiastic,
politely ask what the antici-
pated hiring timeline is and
thank them for their time.
* Be prepared to sell your
qualifications, and explain
how they meet the needs of
the firm, in one or two crisp
sentences. Consider why a
face-to-face meeting would
be beneficial.
If you sent out a targeted
mailing when no opening was
advertised, be prepared if your
target informs you that they
do not have any openings. You
will want to respond positively
with a statement of interest,
such as:
"I'd appreciate it ifyou
would keep my resume on file
as I am highly interested in
working for your firm based
upon what Susy Smith indi-
cated following her summer
clerkship last year "
"Can you suggest other firms
in the area who may need
a law clerk, as I am highly
interested in gaining legal
experience this summer?"
Another option is to try to
parlay this conversation into
an informational interview.
'" know how busy
you are, but is
there a time I
could call back

(or see you) and talk to you for
10 minutes to learn about your
career path (or why you moved
to the area)?"
Your script will prepare you
and give you added confidence,
even if you do not rely upon it.
The essential step is to follow
through and actually make the
calls. You will find that after
mastering that first call, the rest
will be a breeze. Try it: you
will be pleasantly surprised at
the results of your follow-up.

Public Interest Week
Students seeking careers in
public interest law can learn
more about the field next
month, when Career Ser-
vices hosts Public Interest Law
Week. From Feb. 1-5, Career
Services staff will hold a series
of workshops on public service
followed by
a weekend




Support Group

Share your story with others though the newly
formed Minority Support Group.


Workshops include: Interviewing Techniques
* "What is Public Interest Law?"

11 a.m. Feb. 1 in the Faculty Dining

* "Where are the Public Interest
Law Jobs?" 1 p.m. Feb. 2 in the
Faculty Dining Room

* "How to Get a Public Interest Law
Job," 11 a. m. Feb. 3 in the Faculty
Dining Room

* Public Interest Symposium, noon
Feb. 3 in the cafeteria

* Public Service Project, Feb. 5, time
and location TBA

Speed Networking
Class Postponed

The Speed Networking Class
originally scheduled for Jan.
19 has been postponed. Check
future issues of FlaLaw for the
workshop's new date and time.

One Quick Question

Assistant Director Leonard
Grill will be on hand in the
courtyard today, Jan. 24, from
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to answer
questions about interviewing
tips, resumes, cover letters, and
career development suggestions.

Catie Witherspoon, recruiter
for the Tampa firm Carlton
Fields, will discuss tips for
conducting legal interviews and
impressing potential employers
Wednesday, Jan. 26, from noon
to 12:50 p.m. in 285D.

What I Did Last Summer

Getting legal experience or
attending a summer study abroad
program during your summer
months gives you another entry
on your resume but more
importantly, it gives you valu-
able practical experience that
can make a difference to a future
employer. Stop by the Faculty
Dining Room Thursday, Jan. 27,
at 11 a.m. and learn from other
law students about how you can
make the best of your summer
break. They will share their in-
dividual experiences working in
a firm, for a judge, at the Carter
Center, and more.

Many law students report
feelings of isolation as
a result of the rigors of
law school. These feel-
ings of isolation may be
compounded when you
feel further alienated as
a minority. Pursuing a
support group is a great
way to connect with your
professional peers in a
supportive, confidential

In a group counseling
environment, participants
are able to increase their
own personal awareness
as well as their awareness
of others. Group coun-
seling offers a confiden-
tial, supportive network
of individuals who share
similar experiences and
problems. It also is a
great opportunity for you
to challenge yourself
to personal growth and
facilitate personal growth
in other members of the
group by sharing your

This week, Jan. 24-28,
I will be assembling a
support group for law

students who would like
to gather in a setting with
professional peers to dis-
cuss the mutual stresses
of being a minority law
school student.

The purpose of the
group will be to provide
a safe and challenging
space to work on per-
sonal and interpersonal
concerns. Specifically,
the group will attempt
to gain awareness of the
impact of various barriers
through sharing our per-
sonal narratives and ulti-
mately, to re-sculpt these
narratives in a way that
will promote meaningful
change via group support
and challenge.

If you are interested in
attending the support
group with your peers,
please contact me at
Be sure to include your
name, e-mail or phone
contact, and times that
are good for you to meet
for the minority profes-
sional support group.

Erica Byrnes is the resource counselor
at the Levin College of Law. She offers
free, confidential counseling and work-
shops to students. To make an appoint-
ment, contact her at byrnes@law.ufl.edu
or stop by the Student Affairs Office and
complete an appointment request form.



JLPP Write-On
The editors of UF's
Journal of Law and
Public Policy invite all
third- and fourth-semes-
ter students to take part
in the journal's Open
Write-On Competition
this semester. The first
informational meeting
is Monday, Jan. 31, at
6:30 p.m. in room 180A.
This semester, partici-
pants may opt to either
purchase a competition
packet or register for
the free TWEN course.
Packets will be sold at
the informational meet-
ing, and passwords and
registration information
will also be available.
E-mail Adina Pollan at
apollan@ufl.edu with any

BLSA Shirts
On Sale, Talent
Show Needs

The Black Law Students
Association is now sell-
ing T-shirts for its "Black
for a Reason" event to be
held on Feb. 16. To see
shirts or order one (cost:
$10), visit the BLSA office
in room 151, Bruton-Geer
BLSA also is looking for
professors and students
to participate in its talent
show Feb. 5. Anyone
interested in participating
should contact Schnelle
Tonge at stonge@ufl.


JTLP Meetings Begin
The editorial board of the
Journal of Technology Law &
Policy will hold its first meet-
ing of the semester at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 26, in room
355A. Members will distribute
assignments for this semester
and discuss fall and spring
write-on competitions, upcom-
ing publications and other top-
ics. The meeting is mandatory
for all members. Those unable
to attend due to class conflicts
should e-mail Radha Thakkar
at ufjillp a ihioo corn (Check
announcements frequently
in case of last-minute room

Spring '05 Grads Want-
ed for Alumni Council
Students graduating in May
can stay in touch with class-
mates and colleagues after
graduation, and take part in
improving and representing
the law school, by serving on
the Law Alumni Council. The
council assists with fund-
raising and alumni outreach
programs as well as student
support. Third-year student
members coordinate the gradu-
ating class gift program. To
apply, drop off a resume in


the Dean's Office (room 246)
by Feb. 9, addressed to the
attention of Kerrie Mitchell.
Interviews with the current
Alumni Council president are
scheduled for April 9.

LCC Elections
The Law College Council,
the student government for the
Levin College of Law, has a
new officer. Jared Hernandez
(1L) is the LCC's newly-
elected secretary, taking the
place of Erica Williams (3L),
who is clerking for the Florida
Supreme Court this semester.
Hernandez is chairman of
"Chomp the Vote", an SG-
sponsored program responsi-
ble for increasing voter turnout
among students.
The new semester has cre-
ated vacancies on the current
LCC General Board, and both
at-large and student organiza-
tion seats are available. All law
students are eligible. Nomina-
tion forms are available in the
student organization office
in Bruton-Geer Hall and are
due to President Lee Harang's
mailbox in the student organi-
zation office (by the U.S. flag)
before 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.
26. For details, send an e-mail
to harang@ufl.edu.

Sign Up for Law
Review Tutoring
The Florida Law Review
tutoring program begins Mon-
day, Jan. 31. Review members
will provide group tutoring
sessions every two weeks for
each of the first-year classes.
Interested students can get
more information, including
the tutoring schedule, by sign-
ing up for the "Law Review
Tutoring" TWEN page avail-
able through Westlaw or by e-
mailing the assistant managing
editor at kcl@ ufl.edu. Students
should submit questions to the
tutors via the TWEN site and
also sign up for each tutoring
session they plan to attend.

Write-On Competition
The Florida Law Review
Write-On Competition will
begin this Tuesday, Jan. 25.
All interested third-semes-
ter students should attend
the opening meeting of the
competition at 6:30 p.m. in
room 180A. Packets will be
available for purchase at that
time. Any questions should
be directed to Bonnie Bolz at
babolz @ufl.edu

Woodhouse Opens Spring Faculty Speaker Series
Center on Children and Families Director Barbara Woodhouse will speak
about her book, The Courage of Innocence: Children as Heroes in the
Struggle for Justice, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the Faculty Dining Room.
The lecture is part of the Faculty Speakers Series, sponsored by the Law
College Council to showcase the latest research by the UF law faculty.
Upcoming speakers in the series include Professor and Interim Director of
Clinical Programs Michael Seigel and Professor Steven Willis. Free refresh-
ments will be available at each event.


Help the college retain The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Profession
Lion of Justice Trophy, won last year by Jason Hawkins (second from left,
Florida Bar President Kelly Overstreet Johnson,Tallahassee Bar Associatio
President Nina Ashenafi, and Jason's mother, Judge Judith Hawkins).

Meet the Toastmasters
The UF law branch of Toast-
masters meets every Tuesday
at 5 p.m. in room 345. Come
invest one hour each week
toward improving your public
speaking skills in a very sup-
portive environment. Observers
are welcome at any point in the

CLA Begins Activities
The Criminal Law Associa-
tion will hold its first meeting
of the semester Wednesday,
Feb. 2, at 5:30 p.m. in room
355A. The group plans a
number of events this semester,
including a speech by Jackson-
ville prosecutor Harry Shor-
stein and a tour of Florida State

ABA Elects Officers
The UF branch of the
American Bar Association Law
Student Division will host its
first meeting of the semester
Wednesday, Jan. 26, at noon
in room 180A. The group will

discuss plans for the upcom-
ing semester and elect new
first-semester representatives.
Any first-semester student
wishing to run for a position
should be prepared to give a
short speech at the meeting. Ev-
eryone is encouraged to attend.
For more information, e-mail
ABA President Michael Wild at
bufhouse @ufl.edu.

Shall We Dance?
For the first time ever, the
Levin College of Law is send-
ing a team to participate in UF's
annual Dance Marathon The
Dance Marathon is a 32-hour
event in which 600 UF students
stay awake and on their feet to
raise money and awareness for
the Children's Miracle Network at
Shands Children's Hospital. This
year the event is scheduled for
April 2-3 at the O'Connell Center.
The law school's marathon
team needs dancers, enve-
lope stuffers, event coordina-
tors, and other volunteers.
For more information, e-mail
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Defend the Lion
The Office of Stu-
dent Affairs is seeking
enterprising law stu-
dents to help keep the
Lion of Justice Trophy
on the UF campus.
The trophy is
presented every year
to the winner of the
Florida Bar Associa-
tion's Professionalism
Essay Contest, and is
housed at the winner's
Campus for the follow-
ing year.
UF law students
have won the contest
for the past two years,
but with the entry
with deadline approaching,
In no one from UF has
yet entered this year's
contest, said Associate
Dean for Students Gail Sasnett.
The winner of the contest
will take home a $1,000 prize,
and will travel to Tallahassee,
where the Florida Supreme
Court will award the trophy.
To enter, bring your essay to
the Office of Student Affairs
where the trophy is currently
on display by Feb. 1.

Florida Bar: Apply Now,
Save Money
Fall 2004 entrants need to
apply for registration with the
Florida Board of Bar Examin-
ers by Feb. 19 if they hope to
take advantage of the board's
lowest registration fees.
Student who apply before the
deadline pay only $75 to regis-
ter $450 less than those who
miss the deadline. Registering
early also means applicants
face a shorter wait time to be
sworn in after passing the bar

Upcoming Law


UF law students can attend
conferences free of charge
with registration. For
more information, contact
Barbara DeVoe at 392-8070
or devoe@law.ufl.edu or
one of the contacts listed
* Music Law Conference,
Jan 29 at J. Wayne Reitz
Union. Contact Aisha Sa-
lem at aisha@musiclaw
* Richard E. Nelson Sym-
posium, Feb. 11 at the
Hilton UF Conference
Center. This year's topic:
regulation of billboards.
Registration ends Jan.
* Law and Technology
Conference, Feb 24-25 at
Sheraton World Resort
in Orlando. Registration
ends Feb. 18.
* Race and Law Curricu-
lum, Feb 24-26 at Hilton
UF Conference Center.
Registration ends Feb.
* Public Interest Environ-
mental Conference, Feb.
24-26 at J. Wayne Reitz
Union. For information,
contact Adam Regar
at aregar@ufl.edu or
Ashley Cross-Rapaport at



Publications and
The article "A New Di-
rection for African Capital
Markets: Facilitating Capi-
tal-Raising Opportunities for
Small and Medium-Sized
Enterprises," by Associate
Dean for International Studies/
Professor Stuart Cohn has
just been published by the
United Nations Institute on
Training and Research, Doc.
#20 (21"14).
Stephen C. O'Connell Pro-
fessor Christopher Slobogin
will speak on "Mental Disor-
der as an Exemption from the
Death Penalty" at a Jan. 26
symposium on mental illness
and capital punishment at
Catholic Law School. On Jan.
27, he will offer a presentation
titled "Landmark Cases" at the
Central New York Academy of
Medicine in Syracuse, N.Y

In the News
Chesterfield Smith Profes-
sor/Director of the UF Center
for International Financial
Crimes Studies Fletcher N.
Baldwin was quoted in The
Independent Florida Alligator
Jan. 14 in response to whether
or not the Supreme Court's
decision on prison terms
could have a direct effect on
Florida's court system.
Interim Director of Clinical
Programs/Professor Michael
Seigel was quoted in The Or-
lando Sentinel Jan. 13 in an ar-
ticle about the Supreme Court
ruling that federal judges have
been improperly adding time
to prison terms. Seigel be-
lieves that the ruling will give
more power to judges, which
will create more disparities in
Stephen C. O'Connell Pro-
fessor Christopher Slobogin


was quoted in the Jan. 19 issue
of The San Francisco Daily
Journal on the standard for
searches of school children.
Center on Children and
Families Director/Professor
Barbara Bennett Wood-
house was quoted in an AP
Wire story Jan. 11 regarding
Florida's law banning gay
adoption and her concerns
about special interest groups
seizing on the issue causing a
"tidal wave of similar laws."
Woodhouse worked previously
on a Supreme Court brief sup-
porting gay parents.

Apply Now for Paid Public
Interest Fellowships

Law students have until Monday, Jan. 31, to
apply for the Florida Bar Foundation's 11-week
public interest fellowships at legal aid and legal
services organizations throughout the state.
Available to first- and second-year students, the
fellowships are full-time, paid positions. Fel-
lowships begin with an orientation session on
May 19 and end on Aug. 5.
Applicants will be selected based on aca-
demic acheivement, writing skills, experience
working with the low-income community and
previous contact with and long-term interest in
public service or pro bono work. Applications
are available in the Center for Career Services
or at www.flabarfndn.org.

More Time to Apply for Fellowship

The deadline to apply for the Yegelw-
el Fellowship in the Center for the Study
of Race and Race Relations has been
moved to Feb. 28 to give students more
time to apply. The $2,000 fellowship sup-
ports student research toward the goal
of reducing crime motivated by hate,
prejudice or stereotyping.
For details, see the center's website at







Supreme Court Report

UF law student Chris Carmody (2L) gives a personal report on his experiences as an
extern with Florida Supreme Court Justice Cantero.

The street lights are still lit
as I pull my car into the park-
ing garage across the street
from the Florida Supreme
Court. A short walk later, I
swipe my ID badge to get
into the highest court in the
state. Another swipe of the ID
badge, and I am on the second
floor, where only the chosen
few may enter. A Supreme
Court extern is one of those
chosen few. For the cost of five
academic credits, I get to see
behind the bench.
Every semester, including
the summer, the Florida Su-
preme Court allows up to two
students from each law school
to participate in an extemship.
This semester, Erica Wil-
liams (3L) and I represent the
University of Florida. Exterms
play a dual role in the court.
We are there to assist the court
in its case management, and
also to be observers so that we
can educate other law students
on the inner workings of the
state's most insulated branch.
Justices do not usually interact
with members of the other
branches, and thus rarely get
as much attention as the other
two branches.
In our case management
role, we participate in the
Determination of Jurisdiction
(DOJ) phase of the court's
docket. Essentially, we review
cases appealed to the court
to determine if they meet the
criteria for jurisdiction. We
make our recommendations
of jurisdiction in a memo to
the Jurisdictional Panel of the

Carmody (seated, with his externship supervisor, Dalana Johnson, senior
career staff attorney for Justice Cantero) travels to Tallahassee several days
a week.

court, on which five of the
seven justices sit. Needless to
say, on the first day, you are
put to work on those DOJs. It
can be intimidating, consider-
ing that your opinion (albeit
with a supervisor's input) will
help the justices in determine
whether a case meets the crite-
ria to be granted jurisdiction. I
may never get used to it, but it
certainly is exciting. Each case
presents a different challenge
to you as a researcher and
analyst. Thus, the job never
gets stale.
In our observer role, we
have free reign of the court. I
can tell you what sports post-
ers hang in Justice Cantero's
office (he's an avid sports fan),
and Erica can tell you what
art hangs in Justice Quince's
office. We attend the oral argu-
ments and if we are lucky, we
can assist in the justices' prep-
aration for those arguments.
Mainly, the full-time clerks are

responsible for this work, but
you never know when you are
going to be tapped for such a
All the while, we enjoy the
Tallahassee culture as well.
Our capital city has more to
offer than FSU and FAMU.
Museums, a fun nightlife, and
the Capitol Building keep the
city bustling for someone look-
ing to stay busy. If you want to
take credits at FSU, the court's
staff has made arrangements so
you can. Erica takes FSU law
classes, while I commute back
to Gainesville for Thursday
and Friday classes.
Most important, though, the
court works with you so that
you can get the most out of the
experience. They know you
are not a judge yet, so they
give you enough slack to per-
form yourjob and still enjoy
the opportunity of working in
the state's highest court.


Supreme Court

Florida Supreme Court
Justice R. Fred Lewis
will accept resumes
beginning next month
for an opening to begin
in August 2006. The
primary selection criteria
for this opening are (1)
class rank (2) law review,
moot court, trial team
or comparable experi-
ence and (3) writing and
research experience.
To apply for this posi-
tion, submit a cover
letter that includes a
statement of interest,
a resume that includes
your GPA and class rank,
a writing sample, a list
of references, and both
law school and under-
graduate transcripts.
For full details, go to
UF law's job bank on




* Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean
* George L. Dawson,
Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs
* Stuart R. Cohn,
Associate Dean for
International Studies
* Thomas F. Cotter,
Associate Dean for
Faculty Development
* Michael K. Friel,
Associate Dean Et
Director, Graduate
Tax Program
* M. Kathleen "Kathie"
Price, Associate Dean
for Library and
* Gail E. Sasnett,
Associate Dean
for Students,
Professionalism and
Community Relations
* J. Patrick Shannon,
Associate Dean for
Administrative Affairs
* Linda Calvert Hanson,
Assistant Dean for
Career Services
* Richard L. Ludwick,
Assistant Dean for
* J. Michael Patrick,
Assistant Dean for
* Donald J. Hale,
Senior Director of De-
velopment and Alumni
* Debra D. Amirin,
Director of


this kind of financial commit-
ment to the Review, it really
demonstrates how committed
the students are to this orga-
nization and how much it has
meant to them over their time
in law school."
Spring 2004 editor-in-chief
Robert Luck said an endow-
ment will free the Review
from the unpredictability of
state budgets to the benefit
of both the Review and the
law school itself.
"This is the first true 'win-
win' project I have ever been
a part of," said Luck. "The
Law Review wins because it
no longer needs to be a finan-
cial drain on the law school.
The school wins because it
can dedicate its financial re-
sources to other student needs,
and the members and alumni
win because the Review will
remain the flagship law jour-
nal in the state, vaulting itself
to compete among the top
journals in the country.
"In short," he continued,
"The endowment project is
the key to the Law Review's

long-term success in publish-
ing significant legal commen-
tary and encouraging legal
thought and discussion at the
law school."
Alumni from around the
state and across the country
are also contributing to the
endowment drive. Larry
Sellers (JD 79), a partner at
Holland & Knight in Tallahas-
see and former member of the
Review's Board of Editors,
said the Review continues to
play a role in his career.
"I am pleased to support the
Law Review," he said. "My
experience as a member of the
Law Review was a valuable
part of my legal training. The
numerous scholarly articles
published each year by the
Florida Law Review continue
to be of great benefit to me
and to other Florida lawyers."
Fellow Law Review alumna
Christine Bohannan (JD 97), a
professor at the University of
Iowa College of Law, echoed
those sentiments. "Donat-
ing to the endowment gives
me a chance to demonstrate

how much the organization
meant to me as a student, and
also how much I continue to
appreciate it now, almost ten
years out of law school," she
The Review, a legal peri-
odical produced and edited
exclusively by Levin College
of Law students, was founded
in 1947. The first issue of
the Review was published in
1948. Currently, the Review
publishes five issues a year
containing articles written by
legal scholars and practitio-
ners, as well as student-writ-
ten case comments and notes.
There are approximately 70
student members of Florida
Law Review and over 2000
Review alumni. Members of
the Review staff are selected
based on outstanding academ-
ic achievement and demon-
strated writing ability.
"Our goal is for every cur-
rent Review member to 'get
their name on the wall' before
they graduate," Andrews said.
"So far, so good!"

* Tim Lockette,
Editor, FlaLaw


FlaLaw is published each
week school is in session
by the Levin College of Law
Communications Office.
Submit news of interest to
the law school community
by 10 a.m. Tuesday for the
following Monday's issue to
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at Lockette@law.ufl.edu or


24 Moot Court Brief Writing
Seminar, 6-7 p.m., 285B
JMBA General Board
meeting, 7-8 p.m., 285C
25 Toastmasters, 5-6 p.m.
BarBri new representative
meeting, 6-9 p.m. 285D
Florida Law Review writ-
on competition meeting,
6:30-8 p.m., 180A
26 Breakfast with the Dean,
10-11 a.m., Faculty Dining

Career Services: Inter-
viewing Techniques, noon,
BLSA meeting, noon, 285A
ABA meeting, noon, 180A
JLSA lunch and learn,
noon, Bailey Courtroom
JTLP board meeting, 5:30-
7 p.m. 355A
LCC meeting, 6-7 p.m.,
Trial Team Tryouts, 6-10
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National Lawyer's Guild,
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27 Career Services: What I
Did Last Summer, 11 a.m.,
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JLPP general board meet-
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JTLP Write-On Competi-
tion Informational Ses-
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29 Music Law Conference, J.
Wayne Reitz Union