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Spring Conferences Address Hot Topics

VOL. 9, NO. 16 JANUARY 9, 2006

Want to know what govern-
ments are doing to protect
your personal information
from hackers? Interested in
music law in the age of com-
puter file-sharing? Concerned
about trends in environmental
You can hear experts speak
on these and other timely top-
ics this semester, as the Levin
College of Law launches a busy
season of academic conferences
- all of which are open to law
students and faculty.
The conference season
begins Feb. 3-4, with "Data
Devolution: Corporate Infor-
mation Security, Consumers
and the Future of Regula-
tion," a discussion to be held
on the law school campus.
More than 20 speakers
- including law scholars, in-
dustry representatives, privacy
activists and journalists will
talk about how businesses buy
and sell personally-identifiable
information about their cus-
tomers, and discuss the future
of data security regulation.
The conference is the first
event organized by the newly-

The annual Music Law Conference hosts a showcase of bands (shown
here are performers from the 2003 event) and is just one of several
exciting conferences to be held this semester.

formed Center for Information
Research, or CIR, a multidis-
ciplinary project of the law
school, the Warrington College
of Business and the College
of Engineering, under the
direction of Assistant Professor
Andrea Matwyshyn. The CIR
is dedicated to research about
information policy and its
intersection with information
Admission to the conference
is free for UF law students and
faculty. Registration is avail-
able through the CIR website
at www.centerforinformation

Also scheduled for Feb. 4 is
the Music Law Conference,
an annual student-run event
that brings law scholars, musi-
cians and industry representa-
tives to Gainesville to discuss
trends in music law. The con-
ference includes the Showcase
of Bands, an after-hours event
that allows attendees to hear
Gainesville bands performing
live. For more information, go
to: www.musiclawconference.
The featured speaker at this
year's conference is Southwest-
ern University Law Professor
Robert Lind, who is the author
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'Great Monkey Trial'
Coming to UF
UF law students are about to get
an up-close look at one of the
most celebrated trials in American
"The Great Tennessee Monkey
Trial," a dramatization of the
1925 trial of biology teacher John
Scopes, who defied a Tennessee
state law banning the teaching of
evolution in public schools, will
be performed at 7:30 p.m. Jan.
17 and Jan. 18 in the University
The play, which features well-
known TV and film actors, includ-
ing Ed Asner,
James Cromwell,
and Sharon Gless,
has been touring
college cam-
puses around the
country. sner
Not to be confused with "Inherit
the Wind"- the popular but fic-
tionalized play based on the same
events "The Great Tennessee
Monkey Trial" draws its dialogue
from transcripts of the Scopes
The John Marshall Bar Asso-
ciation has a limited number of
tickets available to law students
for $10 each.

2 Career Services
6 Events
8 Calendar

Fall 2005




Hints to help you in the legal profession

Dean Jerry to
Host Music Night
Got a hidden musical talent?
Show it off at the upcoming
Music Night, to be held Feb.
19 at the home of Dean Robert
Jerry. All students and faculty
are invited to the event.
To participate, you must bring
a dessert and agree to perform
a musical piece (play an instru-
ment or sing a song). A piano
will be available. Each partici-
pant can bring one guest.
Space is limited. To register,
stop by the Dean's Office and
see Dorris Perron.

Network in
Alachua, Marion
Interested in working in the
local area upon graduation?
The law school will sponsor a
reception Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m.
for alumni who live or work in
Alachua and Marion counties.
The Office of Development and
Alumni Affairs is permitting a
limited number of interested
students to attend this net-
working reception. Preference
will be given to 3Ls interested
in remaining in the area. If you
are interested, e-mail careers@
law.ufl.edu indicating your
class year.


Act Now to Find
Summer Employment
Welcome back! The staff at
Career Services hopes you had a
restful break and are re-energized
for the busy new semester.
While the year has only just
started, it's not too early to think
about your Summer 2006 plans.
How would you like to gain
experience this summer? Will
you be taking classes? Would you
like to work in a law firm? Extern
with a judge or in a government
agency? Perform pro bono work?
Or maybe attend a summer study
abroad program?
The time to explore these
options and plan for summer is
now. Many summer programs
have published deadlines in
January and February. If you put
things off, you could lose out
on some great opportunities a
price no law student should pay.

A Plan of Action
The successful law student be-
gins the year with an action plan
and implements it throughout
the semester.
How do you develop an action
plan? The first step is to deter-
mine the geographic area where
you would like to either make
contacts, gain experience or pos-
sibly work after passing the bar
exam. Do you plan to practice in
Florida or another state? Are you
interested in obtaining inter-
national experience or working
for a governmental entity in
The next step is to narrow
down your practice area prefer-
ences. It is always wise to keep
your options open, but if you

Mark your calendar: January may seem a bit early to plan for summer ca-
reer opportunities, but several application deadlines are coming up soon.

know that you will not be happy
doing transactional work, your
time is best spent looking at how
to develop your litigation skills
or obtain some experience in
another relevant and satisfying
area. You do not want to be too
narrow either, because the sum-
mer job of your dreams might al-
ready be in someone else's hands.
Creating a backup plan or two
- is essential.

Casting Your Net
Researching opportunities is
the next step. Cast a broad but
reasonable net and rule out those
options that do not work with
your main objective. Remember,
it's probably not the best idea to
limit all your inquiries to firms
or agencies that require top 10
percent status and law review
experience if you do not meet
these requirements. After identi-
fying the available opportunities
you will want either to send out
the required applications or send
targeted mailings. The fourth
critical step is the follow-up.

Make those follow-up phone calls
and send those thank-you notes
after interviews. Completing this
step lands the position for many

Get Help
The process can be frustrating,
and this might seem like a good
reason to avoid applying early,
but you should stay strong and
resist the urge to procrastinate. If
you would like help in formulat-
ing your search strategy or in
figuring out where you want to
work or what you want to do,
please make an appointment
with a Career Services counselor
to discuss your many options.
Attending the many Career
Services programs held through-
out the semester can also help.
These programs allow you to
meet practicing attorneys and
learn about many different areas
of practice, explore your options
beyond OCI and hear what other
law students did in their previous

L _I

Summer Fellowship Deadlines Approaching

Are you interested in gaining
experience in public interest law
- while getting paid this sum-
mer? The Florida Bar Founda-
tion offers 25 full-time, 11-week
paid summer fellowships at legal
aid and legal services programs
throughout Florida. The positions
can allow you to gain experience
in education law, family law,
landlord/tenant and housing law,
domestic violence, consumer pro-
tection and bankruptcy, elder law
and Medicaid issues, immigration
law, prisoner rights, disaster relief
and public benefits.
The fellowships are available to
first- and second-year students.
Stipends are $4,500 for first-year
students and $5,500 for second-
year students. Among the factors
to be considered in the selection
are experience working with the
low income community, academic

achievement, writing skills and
previous contact with and long
term commitment/interest in
public service/pro bono work.
Applicants can specify their place-
ment preference. Applications are
available in the Center for Career
Services or at www.flabarfndn.org
and must be received by Jan. 30.
Other summer fellowship dead-
lines include:
* Jan. 13: National Gallery of
Art, paid summer internship
for 1Ls
* Jan. 13: Nuclear Regulatory
Commission, Office of General
Counsel paid summer intern
program for 1Ls and 2Ls
* Jan. 27: Securities and Ex-
change Commission, Pacific
Region and Philadelphia Dis-
trict, paid summer internships
for 1Ls and 2Ls

* Jan. 30: Import-Export Bank
of the U.S., General Counsel,
paid summer internship pro-
gram for 1Ls and 2Ls
* Jan. 30: Small Business Ad-
ministration, unpaid summer
intern program for 1Ls and 2Ls
* Jan. 31: U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office, unpaid law
student internships for 2Ls
* Jan. 31: Corporation for
National and Community
Service, unpaid summer legal
internship for 1Ls
* Jan. 31: Environmental Pro-
tection Agency, paid summer
law clerk program for 1Ls
* Jan. 31: Law Library of
Congress, unpaid summer law
student internships for 1Ls

OCI/Symplicity Orientation Wednesday

If you're a member of the Fall
2005 entering class, or if you
chose not to participate in Fall
2005 On-Campus Interviews, it
is critical to attend the Symplic-
ity OCI Orientation scheduled
for Wednesday, Jan. 11, at noon
in room 283 and again at 5 p.m.
in room 285D. If you miss the
Jan. 11 orientations, another will
be held Jan. 17 at noon in room
This program will teach you
how to navigate the Symplicity
system, how to find employers
scheduled to recruit, how to
upload your resume and other
needed documents, and how to
obtain your password and com-
plete your profile.

You must sign and return the
OCI Policies & Procedures Form
each year to gain access to Sym-
plicity. Once your resume is final-
ized, upload it, with your grades,
to the Symplicity system.

Bidding for spring OCI begins
Jan. 17, so you will want to review
the list of Phase One employers
in Symplicity and bid before the
Phase One deadline at noon Jan.
23. It does not matter whether

you bid on the first or last day of
bidding, since there is no priority
system within a particular bid
phase. Bidding for employers will
end at noon on the closing day,
and the computer system will not
accept late bids. Spring OCI runs
Feb. 21-March 31 except for the
week of Spring Break.
Remember, a different group of
legal employers tends to interview
during the spring. Traditionally
more small and medium-sized law
firms and more government em-
ployers interview in the spring. Be
sure to carefully review the list of
employers and their stated hiring
criteria, since most students will
meet the stated qualifications.

'Quick Question'
Returns to
One Quick Question returns
to the lower level concourse
beginning Thursday, Jan. 12,
from 9:45 -11:15 a.m., and will
be held each Thursday of the
semester. Stop by to talk to
one of the Career Services pro-
fessional counselors if you have
questions about externships,
mock interviews, resumes,
cover letters and other career-
related issues.

Walk-In Resume
Put some added polish on your
resume during Walk-In Resume
Reviews, held 9-11 a.m. and 1-3
p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Career
Services in 244 Bruton-Geer
Hall. The normal two-day review
period is suspended and students
will have their resumes reviewed
on the spot during a first-come,
first-served 15 minute review.



Clinic to Study
Local Waterways
An interdisciplinary UF team,
including scholars from the
Conservation Clinic, has been
awarded a $160,000 contract
from Alachua County to pre-
pare a master waterways plan
for local rivers and lakes. The
clinic will work with Florida
Sea Grant, the Florida Natural
Resources Leadership Institute
and the College of Health and
Human Performance on the
project, and will provide legal
research and conflict manage-

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Fall 2005 Class Honored: Record Class Gift

When the pianist began to
play "Pomp and Circumstance"
at the December commencement
ceremony for the 2005 Fall Class,
the auditorium of the Phillips
Center for the Performing Arts
became silent. But that lasted
only moments.
As the 150 gowned graduates
began to file in, a smattering of
applause arose from friends and
family. Then came camera flashes,
frantic waving, shouts, whistles,
whoops and wide smiles.
On hand to help formally
acknowledge the completion
of this important achievement
were several dignitaries, includ-
ing Florida Supreme Court
Chief Justice Barbara J. Pariente,
Chairman of the Law Center As-
sociation Board of Trustees W.C.
Gentry, and Professor Ken Nunn,
whose humorous-but-challenging
exhortation was titled "All I Ever
Needed to Know About Being a
Lawyer, I Learned in a Gang."
U.S. Rep. Michael Bilirakis
(JD 63), considered one of the
most legislatively productive
members of Congress, presented

Uean Hobert Jerry and board ot I trustees Chairman W.U. Entry accept a
check for $62,425 from the Fall 2005 Class Gift Committee.

the commencement address.
Bilirakis advocated that graduates
keep the nation's founders' ideas
alive by ensuring the continua-
tion of the rule of law to protect
the freedom of every American.
Fall Class Representative Chris
Carmody also challenged his
classmates by offering advice
he gathered from prominent
alumni, which included: work
extra hours, do research, be open-
minded, have fun, give back, and
always tell the truth.
The Fall 2005 class did indeed
give back, donating a total of

$62,425 to their college the
largest class gift in the history of
the law school. With 45 percent
of graduates contributing, the
Fall 2005 class also set an all-time
participation record.
The 2005 Fall Class was an
historic group, said Dean Robert
Jerry, because they endured a
complete transformation of the
law school facilities while earning
a law degree.
"Your accomplishments while
in law school speak volumes,
Jerry said.

Student Recruitment Team Seeks Volunteers

Are you excited about your
experience at the Levin College
of Law? Would you like to help
the law school attract the best
and brightest of prospective law
students to UF?
The Admissions Office is seek-
ing new members for the Student
Recruitment Team, an all-vol-
unteer group that is often the
first contact point for potential
Student recruiters can play
a crucial role in bringing new
students to the law school, said
Lewis Hutchison, director of
admissions and special programs.
"Current students can offer a
first-hand perspective that poten-
tial students can't get anywhere
else," he said.
Students on the recruitment
team are trained to know the an-
swers to basic questions prospec-
tive students may have.
Some members of the SRT will

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of several books on media law
and a consultant to various
record companies.
Other upcoming events include:
* The Public Interest Environ-
mental Conference. Robert
E Kennedy, Jr. of the Natural
Resources Defense Council, for-
mer EPA administrator Carol
Browner, oceanographer Sylvia
Earle and other well-known
names in environmental policy
will speak at this conference,
to be held March 8-11 at the J.
Wayne Reitz Union. The event
is free to UF law students. Early
registration ends in mid-Febru-

The Admissions Office is seeking new members for the Student Recruit-
ment Team, an all-volunteer group that recruits prospective students to
the Levin College of Law.

travel to cities around the state
to assist in recruitment efforts,
Hutchison said.
To apply for the team, bring
a completed application form
and a resume to the Admissions
Office by Jan. 17. SRT train-
ing for selected members will be
held Jan. 24. Applications are

ary. Go to http://www.ufpiec.
org for details.
* The 25th Annual Dunwody
Lecture. This year's speaker is
George Yin, chief of staff for the
U.S. Congress's Joint Commit-
tee on Taxation and Howard
W. Smith Professor of Law at
the University of Virginia. The
lecture will be held March 24.
* The 2006 Annual Askew
Conference: Child Abuse and
Neglect Building Partner-
ships to Meet Children's
Needs. UF's Askew Institute
and the law school's Center on

included in this issue of FlaLaw,
and are available in the Admis-
sions Office. First-, second-, and
third-year students are invited to
For more information, call or
e-mail Lewis Hutchison at 273-
0890 or hutchison@law.ufl.edu.

Children and Families will host
a statewide conference March
30 on collaboration between
agencies that handle cases of
child abuse and neglect. For
details, go to http://www.clas.
* The Center for the Study
of Race and Race Relations
Spring Lecture. Fordham
University Law Professor Sheila
Foster will discuss the signifi-
cance of race, place and class in
the Hurricane Katrina disaster
April 11.

Counselor Offers
New Programs
Need a new way to get away
from the stress of school? Re-
source Counselor Nicole Stern
is offering two new programs
this semester that could help.
Stern has organized weekly
yoga classes for law students,
and will soon begin a new pro-
gram called Legal Ease, which
is designed to allow students
to meet legal professionals
and discuss topics such as
stress management and finding
balance between work and
personal relationships.
Stern is also available for free,
confidential counseling ses-
sions. Her office is in Student
Affairs, and her office hours
are as follows:
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
To set up an appointment or
to get more information about
new programs, contact Stern at




Meet Legislators
With Elder Law
Students interested in elder
law, health law or state politics
will have the opportunity
to meet state senators and
representatives Feb. 8-9, when
members of the Elder Law
Society travel to Tallahassee.
Students will join early-stage
Alzheimer's patients, caregivers
and health care professionals
in representing the Alzheimer's
Association during a Senate
Any law student can partici-
pate. No prior advocacy experi-
ence is necessary, and training
will be provided. Anyone
interested in attending should
contact Rebecca Brown at
brownr@law.ufl.edu for more

Library Closed
Sunday, Jan. 15
The Lawton Chiles Legal
Information Center will observe
a modified schedule during the
weekend of Martin Luther King,
Jr. Day. Hours are as follows:

Jan. 14
Jan. 15
Jan. 16

9 a.m.-5p.m.
1-11:30 p.m.

First JMBA Meeting
The John Marshall Bar Asso-
ciation will hold its first meeting
of the year today, Jan. 9, at 7
p.m. in room 285C. The group
will elect three first-semester rep-
resentatives. Everyone is invited
to attend.

Student Organization Fair
Next Week
The Spring Student Organiza-
tion Fair will be held Jan. 18
from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. in the
Marcia Schott Courtyard. Setup
will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tables will
be available to student groups on
a first-come, first-served basis.

Be the Jury
Philadelphia attorney Brett
Sokolow will speak at a Sexual
Assault Awareness Month event
at the Hillel Student Center at
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12. In a
presentation titled "Drunk Sex or

Date Rape," Sokolow will present
the details of an actual sexual
assault case to the audience as if
they were a jury, and ask them to
render a verdict. Law students are
encouraged to attend the event.

JLPP Honors Writers
The Journal ofLaw and Public
Policy concluded the Fall 2005
semester with an awards banquet
recognizing the hard work of its
members. Fifth-semester student
Jessica DiBianchi won the JLPP
note-writing competition with
her article entitled, "Military
Law: Winds of Change Exam-
ining the Present-Day Propriety
of the Posse Comitatus Act after
Hurricane Katrina." Drew Bagley,
a graduate journalism student,
was recognized for winning the
JLPP's interdisciplinary writ-
ing competition with his article
entitled, "The Broadcast Flag: A
White Flag for Fair Use?" Each

will receive a scholarship and be
published in an upcoming issue

Trial Team Intramurals
Coming Soon
The UF law Trial Team will
hold an Intramural Competition
for third- and fourth-semester
students later this semester.
While dates for the competi-
tion are not yet finalized, the
Trial Team welcomes questions
from interested students: e-mail
tcauf@ufl.edu or ogainer@ufl.edu
for more information.

Write On to FJIL
The Florida Journal ofInterna-
tional Law will begin its write-on
competition in a few weeks. If
you have questions about the
competition, e-mail Student
Works Editor Thomas Allison at

'Pound the Rock'
Nine-year NFL pro Brad Culpepper (JD 01) borrowed
a Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl slogan last
week when he advised incoming law students to
"pound the rock" during their three years at UF.
Culpepper, who spoke to students at the "Introduc-
tion to Law School and the Profession" program,
compared the law to a huge rock.
"You can never learn it all. But you can move the
rock by chipping away with each class and keeping
your nose to the grindstone. Eventually you can
crack the rock into two pieces and move it aside, or
make it small enough to move." Culpepper attended
the UF law school during the off-season while play-
ing defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Bucs and
Chicago Bears. He is now is a personal injury and
trial attorney with Morgan and Morgan in Tampa.



Scholarship & Activities
Senior Director of Develop-
ment and Alumni Affairs Donald
Hale was chosen as chair-elect of
the Section for Institutional De-
velopment within the American
Association of Law Schools.
Professor CallyJordan has
been invited to participate in a
roundtable at Columbia Law
School on "China's Emerging
Financial Markets: Opportunities
and Obstacles" Jan. 19. Jordan
had provided comments in 2004
on drafts of the recently-enacted
Chinese Companies Act. These
comments were called "helpful
and influential" by the Chinese
government's legislative drafting
Jordan's recently published
article, "The Conundrum of
Corporate Governance," has been
included in training materials
prepared for small and medium-
sized enterprises by the State In-
formation Office of the Chinese
Government in Beijing.
The World Bank also has asked
Jordan to act as peer reviewer on
its study, "Public Availability of
Financial Statements: Interna-
tional Requirements." The study
is scheduled for publication in
the latter part of 2006.
Stephen C. O'Connell Profes-
sor Christopher Slobogin spoke
on two panels during the "Work-
shop on Integrating Transnational
Legal Perspectives into the First-
Year Curriculum" at the annual
American Association of Law
Schools meeting Jan. 4, and also
presented "Empirical Research on
Expectations of Privacy: How to
Do It and Why It Is Relevant," at
an AALS panel Jan. 6.

In the News
Law student Kenneth
was profiled in the Dec.
of The Jacksonville Daily
Angell is this year's winn
James F Bailey Jr. School
for students who plan to
law in Jacksonville.
Professor Nancy Dow
mented on Ayotte v. Plan
Parenthood- a case regar
parental notification for
who seek abortions on
Florida Public Radio De
Professor Alyson Flou
spoke about the policy d
that led to the Hurrican
disaster on Newsweek's F
podcast, distributed throw
MSNBC's website.
John and Mary Lou L
Professor Michael Gord
quoted in a Dec. 1 Wash
Post commentary on inc
U.S. prosecution ofwhit
criminals with ties to La
ica. Gordon said the inc
is a "spillover effect" of t
on terror and increased
ment access to bank reco
article was reprinted in t
P. .--. .-. ... and the
Daily Star
Legal Skills Professor J
Jackson was quoted in a
Gainesville Sun story on
limit door-to-door panh
in Putnam County.
Jackson was also quot
a Dec. 17 St. Petersburg
story on Tampa strip clu
Joe Redner, who sued H
ough County government
the county commission
county participation in
events. After attorneys f(
county argued that he w


sonally affected by the ordinance,
Redner who is married with
Angel children filed an amendment
26 issue
Reco. claiming he is gay. Jackson said
Redner's sexual orientation was
er of the
irrelevant to his first amendment
rshi claim, since all persons gay and
straight are harmed by discrimi-
nation that prohibits expression
d com-
d of a gay viewpoint. Richard E.
Nelson Professor Michael Allan
ding Wolf commented on the same
S case in the Dec.14 issue of The
Mid Tampa Tribune.
Professor Cally Jordan was
irnoy quoted in a Dec. 29 Toronto Star
story about attempts to form a
e Katrina
national regulatory agency for
)ec. 18
Canada's stock markets. Jordan
ugh said Canada's current regulatory
system is perceived as backward
by many international traders.
on was
Professor Joe Little was quoted
inon in a Dec. 24 Tampa Tribune
article about the constitutionality
te coar of a Nativity scene on display in
tin Amer-
a Plant City park. Little said the
ee display would hold up in court
he war
as long as the city also allowed
vern- displays from other religious
)rds. The
he Seattle
Professor Diane Mazur
discussed Rumsfeld v. FAIR on
WCJB-TV and Mid-Florida
oPublic Radio Dec. 6. Mazur said
Dec. 13
S law schools would be better able
efforts to
to influence the military's hiring
handling policies in the long term if they
welcomed military recruiting on
ed in
imes campus.
Professor Jon Mills was quoted
b owner
in a Dec. 3 Tallahassee Democrat
t after story about a mediation agree-
It after
ment that spells out the powers
and duties of the Board of Gover-
ay pride nors. Mills is a leader of Florid-
or the
Sians for Constitutional Integrity,
asn't per-
while filed a suit in a dispute over
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College of Law
* Robert H. Jerry, II, Dean
* George L. Dawson,
Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs
* J. Patrick Shannon,
Associate Dean for
Administrative Affairs
* Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky,
Associate Dean for
Faculty Development
* Michael K. Friel,
Associate Dean & Director,
Graduate Tax Program
* Stuart R. Cohn,
Associate Dean for
International Studies
* M. Kathleen "Kathie" Price,
Associate Dean for Library
and Technology
* Gail E. Sasnett,
Associate Dean for
Students, Professionalism
and Community Relations
* J. Michael Patrick,
Assistant Dean for Admissions
* Linda Calvert Hanson,
Assistant Dean for
Career Services
* Adrian Jones,
Assistant Dean for Diversity
and Community Relations
* Jennifer Cope, Interim
Assistant Dean for Students
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the constitutional authority
of the Board of Governors to
control higher education.
Affiliate Professor James
Nicholas was quoted in a
Dec. 18 Sarasota
Herald- Tribune
story about Isles of
Athena, a 15,000-
home develop- l
ment planned Nicholas
for North Port.
Though the development so far
exists only on paper, developers
and opponents of the develop-
ment are already pressuring the
city commissioners to vote their
way. Nicholas said the early
campaigning is no surprise,
given the intensity of the hous-
ing market.
Assistant Professor Christo-
pher Peterson was quoted in a
Dec. 13 Sioux Falls
(S.D.) Argus-Leader
article about payday
lending in South
Dakota, which has
no caps on interest Peterson
rates. He said the
state could pass a proposed 36
percent cap without harming
credit card companies.
Peterson was quoted in a
Dec. 25 Orlando Sentinel story

9 JMBA Meeting, 7 p.m.,
room 285C

11 Symplicity OCI Orienta-
tion, noon (repeated at 5
p.m.), room 285D

12 "Drunk Sex or Date
Rape?", 7:30 p.m., Hillel

12 One Quick Question,
9:45- 11:45 a.m., concourse

about the growing use of bind-
ing arbitration clauses in sales
contracts for a wide variety
of products. Because binding
arbitration is so common in
the financial services sector,
Peterson said, consumers often
feel they have no option but to
accept it.
Peterson's recent study on
payday lenders was also men-
tioned in a Nov. 27 Puget Sound
(Wa.) Business Journal article.
Associate Dean Kathleen
Price was featured in the
Winter 2005 issue
of the magazine
Edtech. The article
discussed the law
school's decision to
combine informa- Price
tion technology
and library functions, which has
saved the law school
roughly $50,000 per
year. The article also
quoted Technology
Services Director 0
Andy Adkins. Adkins
Stephen C. O'Connell
Professor Christopher Slo-
bogin was quoted in a Dec. 7
Orlando Sentinel story on the
trial of University of South
Florida Professor Sami al-Arian,

13 Walk-In Resume Reviews,
9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.,
room 244BG

17 Symplicity OCI Orienta-
tion, noon, room 285D

17 "The Great Tennessee
Monkey Trial," 7:30 p.m.,
University Auditorium

18 Student Organization
Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., court-

who was acquitted on eight
terrorism-related conspiracy
charges, while a jury remained
deadlocked on nine others.
Slobogin said sitting a new jury
in the highly-publicized case
could present a problem for
prosecutors. The story also ran
in The Centre (Pa.) Daily, The
Kansas City Star and The Macon
Slobogin was quoted in a
Dec. 7 Bradenton Herald story
about three murder cases pend-
ing in Manatee County each
of which involves a confession
by the defendant. Slobogin said
judges only rarely allow the
suppression of a confession be-
cause it was illegally obtained.
Professor Barbara Bennett
Woodhouse spoke about the
Supreme Court nomination of
Samuel Alito on
AM 850 Dec. 19.
She said recently-
released documents
written by Alito in
the 1980s raise Woodhouse
questions about
the nomination.

18 "The Great Tennessee
Monkey Trial," 7:30 p.m.,
University Auditorium

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