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Table of Contents
    Professor Calfee earns top Taiwan award
        Page 1
    Career Services
        Page 2
    Alumni career spotlight
        Page 3
    Calendar of events
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Briefs: news and events
        Page 6
        Page 7
    In the news
        Page 8
        Page 9
    Scholarship and activities
        Page 10
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VOL. 10, NO. 2 September 5, 2006

Professor Calfee earns

top Taiwan award

Levin College of Law Professor Dennis
A. Calfee recently was awarded one of Tai-
wan's most prestigious honors, the Public
Finance Specialty Medal, for helping over
the past 20 years to develop public finance
in the Republic of China and train local
tax officers to deal with international tax.
More than 650 of the country's local
and foreign finance officials have attended
Calfee's classes in the International Train-
ing Program of the Ministry of Finance,
and many of his former students have been
promoted to key positions. The ceremony
in Taiwan was attended by numerous
national tax agency heads and tax officers
who have benefited from his lectures.

Ul Law Protessor tennis Laltee (center) accepts laiwan
Specialty Award in a ceremony attended by the count

"We are grateful for Professor Calfee's
continued support and dedication to the
training institute, by making time from
his busy schedule, traveling over thousands
of miles to help the institute on a regular
basis," said Taiwan Minister of Finance Dr.
Ho Chih-chin. "We are truly blessed for
his willingness and enthusiasm to come to
Taipei almost every year since 1986 to pro-
vide lectures and seminars on important
and timely tax law and tax policy issues
to members of this big family, Ministry of
Finance, Republic of China. I am also very
grateful that Professor Calfee has provided
substantial assistance in the design and
improvement of the program of the In-

ternational Taxation Academy, and made
great efforts in bringing many leading tax
experts around the world to participate in
various lectures at the academy."
Calfee has been teaching at the Univer-
sity of Florida since 1975 in the Graduate
Tax Program, which consistently ranks
in the nation's top two in U.S. News e
World Report's annual ranking of tax
specialty programs. He has also taught
as a visiting professor at Leiden Univer-
sity, the Netherlands; Peking University,
Beijing, China; Academy of International
Tax, Taipei, Taiwan; and University of
Montpellier, France. He has published
extensively on taxation in tax law journals,
particularly on the subject
of estate and gift tax, and
is a principal author of
the book Federal Estate
and Gift Taxation, now
in its eighth edition, and
its supplemental study
's Public Finance problem manual. He is
ps Public Finhncem
ry's top officials. a member of the Amei-
can Bar Association and
American Institute of Certified Public
"It is very rewarding to teach students
in Taiwan," said Calfee. "They are very
enthusiastic and eager to learn, and work
hard to understand and retain everything I
present to them."
Calfee received a Bachelor's of Busi
ness Administration Magnaa cum laude)
in 1968 and J.D. in 1982 from Gon-
zaga University-which awarded him its
Distinguished Alumni Merit Award in
1999-and LL.M. in Taxation from UF in
1975. He clerked for the Washington State
Court of Appeals 1972-1974, and was UF
Law associate dean 1988-1993.

News in a Weather
We are in the midst of hurricane
season, and we encourage you to
note now how to get important
information before, during or af-
ter a weather-related emergency.
Updated information is available:
Via links on the University of
Florida website, www.ufl.edu,
the official source for UF-
related information. (Note: The
Levin College of Law follows
main campus on all decisions
related to the weather-related
cancellation and resumption of
classes.) The Tropical Weather
Update section on the UF web-
site also offers links to current
information such as hurricane
tracking and local logistical
Via the UF Rumor Control Line
at 1-866-UFFacts (833-2287)
Through your official ufl.edu
Through local radio and televi-
sion stations or papers
On the bulletin board outside
Student Affairs (as conditions
In the event of an emergency, call
Alachua County Emergency Man-
agement, 264-6500; University
Police, 392-1111; or 911.

1 T I Levin College of Law
The Foundation for The Gator Nation



Pro Bono Focus

Southern Legal Counsel (SLC) in
Gainesville is a non-profit public interest
law firm that focuses on civil rights
litigation in areas such as: disability
rights, constitutional law (including the
First Amendment), special education,
children's rights, the rights of homeless
persons, and fair housing and develop-
ment of affordable housing. SLC also
has significant expertise in litigating
systemic impact cases that address the
service delivery needs of persons with
disabilities. Law student volunteers con-
duct legal and factual research, prepare
legal memoranda, assist in discovery
and preparing for oral arguments, index
and analyze depositions, and organize
documents, among other activities. To
volunteer, mail a cover letter (indicating
the semester for which you are applying),
resume, writing sample and transcript to:
Andrea Costello, Southern Legal Counsel,
1229 N.W. 12th Avenue, Gainesville,
Florida, 32601.

Research Assistant
Professor Don Peters seeks a research
assistant to work with him in his
capacity as acting director of education
and research for the Florida Dispute
Resolution Center. This position is for
a full time RA and requires 150 hours
spread over this term. It involves helping
with projects advancing the research and
education mission of the center, which
is affiliated with the Florida Supreme
Court and charged with administering
court-connected dispute resolution in
Florida. This position requires research
and writing skills, and knowledge of and
experience with mediation is desired but
not required. To apply, submit a short
application letter and copy of your vita to
Professor Peters at petersdon@law.ufl.
edu, or dpeters2@elon.edu, on or before
Friday, Sept. 8.

Fall National Employment
Statistics For New Law
Graduates Released
The recently released Jobs e&JD. s: Em-
ployment and Salaries of New Law Gradu-
ates, Class of2005 (as of Feb. 15, 2006),
reveals that:
* The national employment rate 6-9
months post-graduation for new law
school graduates approaches 90 percent
for the first time since 2001. The Levin
College of Law's rate for those employed
or pursuing a full-time degree was 92.6
percent, whereas the national rate was
91.8 percent.
Salaries: Nationwide, the median salary
for all types of employment increased
from $55,000 to $60,000, and the me-
dian law firm salary increased $5,000 to
$85,000 (still down $5,000 from 2002).
Employers: More than half (56 percent)
of the employed graduates were working
in private law firms, while over one quar-
ter (27 percent) were employed in public
service positions that include govern-
ment jobs, judicial clerkships, and public
interest positions.
State government employment leader:
Florida continues to lead the nation for
the number of state government jobs
taken, with almost 40 percent of all law
graduates employed by local govern-
ments being employed in Florida. The
government segment provides great
employment opportunities for UF Law
Timing of the Offer of Employment
65 percent of the graduates received their
job offer before graduation, which can
vary considerably depending upon the
employer and differences in hiring prac-
tices. As expected, the highest pre-gradu-
ation offers were extended to judicial law
clerks, those in the military and those
employed in large firms. Government,
business, and academic employers con-
tinued to hover in the mid 50 percent
range of offers before graduation, and

public interest positions were at 47
percent for those who received offers of
employment prior to graduation. These
statistics demonstrate that the timing of
the employment offer is clearly related to
the employer type.

2007 Externships
For information about externships,
please attend either the Spring 2007 Ex-
ternship Informational Meeting Tuesday,
Sept. 12, at noon or Thursday, Sept. 14, at
5 p.m., both in 355C.
Career Services does not anticipate
knowing the status of the Spring 2007
faculty-created externship program before
these meetings, and it is possible that
complete information may not be available
even by the time of the meetings. (Current
indications are that the faculty may vote to
discontinue student-created externships.)

Career Services Programs
See the calendar on pages 6-7 for
upcoming Career Services Programs on
Federal Career Opportunities, One
Quick Question, Interviewing & The
Student Perspective, and Practicing Law
in a Major Metropolis.

CCS Deadlines
September 5, 2006
* First day federal judges can receive judi-
cial clerkship application packets
* Phase 4 OCI is open from Sept. 5-Sept.
11 at noon
September 15, 2006
* Government Accountability Office,
Summer Associate Program, paid posi-
tions for 2Ls
* Miami-Dade County Attorney's Office,
Paid Summer Law Clerk Program for
September 18, 2006
* Department of Justice, Attorney
General's Honors Programs for 3Ls
& LLMs & Paid Summer Law Intern
Program for 2Ls & 3Ls. To access the
application, go to www.usdoj.gov/oarm/

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and select "Opportunities for Attorneys"
or "Opportunities for Law Students" for
the appropriate links.
September 19, 2006
* Equal Justice Works Fellowship, paid
public interest programs funded to
provide direct legal services to the poor
or disadvantaged and/or for policy work,
September 29 & 30, 2006
* Central Intelligence Agency, paid Sum-
mer Legal Clerkship Program for 2Ls
* Environmental Protection Agency, Office
of the General Counsel, paid Summer
Honors Program for 2Ls
* Nuclear Regulatory Commission, paid
two-Year Clerkship for 3Ls, Atomic
Safety & Licensing Board Panel
* Federal Trade Commission, Antitrust
Scholars Summer Program, paid for 2Ls
For details on hiring specifics on these
opportunities, refer to the Government
Honors and Internship Hi -adbook, available
on the web at www.law.arizona.edu/career/
honorshandbook.cfm or in hard copy in the
Center for Career Services. Contact CCS
for the password.

Non-Discrimination Policy
The UF Levin College of Law, as an
equal opportunity institution of higher
education, conforms to all applicable laws
prohibiting discrimination, and is commit-
ted to nondiscrimination on the basis of
race, color, religion, national origin, social
condition, sex, sexual orientation, age and
handicap in its programs and activities. In
compliance with this policy, the law school's
Center for Career Services is committed to
supporting an equal and fair evaluation of
its law student and graduate job applicants
on the basis of his or her individual merits.
Therefore, the center is available only to
employers whose employment practices are
in compliance with the law and the school's
nondiscrimination policy.
The one exception to this nondiscrimi-
nation policy is that while the center does



Monique L. Cordray (UF JD 89), Senior

Associate, General Counsel, Amgen Inc.

After working for nearly a decade in private .
practice, Monique L. Cordray joined Amgen
Inc., the world's largest biotechnology com-
pany, in 1998. Working with a team of 19,
she is responsible for intellectual property
and litigation for the company, which is
based in Thousand Oaks, California.
"I left private practice to join Amgen
because I wanted my efforts as an attorney
to make a positive impact on society,"
she says. "Amgen's business is dedicated
exclusively to developing therapeutics
that dramatically improve patients' lives.
I truly believe that my efforts contribute the years. Although her practice continues
to Amgen's ability to achieve its mission, to focus on patent litigation, she now
which is reflected in the passion I bring to spends a lot of her time managing others
my role as an attorney." and working in many diverse areas including
Cordray initially worked as a patent litiga- patent prosecution and strategy, patent
tor, and her responsibilities have grown over policy, antitrust, securities, product liability,
corporate litigation, FDA
law, M&A and licensing.
"I left private practice "My experience at the
UF College of Law was
to join Am gen because I great training for my
legal career," she says. "I
w anted m y efforts as an learned as a 1Lthat suc-
cess requires diligence and
attorney to m ake a positive is not possible by taking
h1 1

impact on society."

not condone the practice, the military may ,center's position statement that the mili-

pursuant to its regulations, discriminate on
the basis of sexual orientation. Federal law
provides that law schools that deny access
to military recruiters may, lose certain
types of financial aid for students. Accord-
ingly, the UF Levin College of Law will
permit on-campus military recruitment. To
ameliorate the potentially discriminatory
impact on its students, measures have been
implemented, including: 1) Posting of the

tary discriminates in a manner not permit-
ted by the law school's nondiscrimination
policy; 2) Making available a collection of
newsletters and materials related to gay and
lesbian practitioners; and/or 3) Holding a
forum/panel discussion on various forms of
discrimination and how they affect the legal

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of Events

Meeting rooms must be

booked andi reserved in

adanceC. For dcrails, visit

rhe Levin i college of La\ 's

online calendar-s at:

it, I t. fi /ut h a/cad,;

* Federal Career Opportunities, noon, Faculty
Dining Room, with Professor Mike Seigel and
Lawrence Scheinert (2L), who worked for the
SEC in Washington, D.C.
* Trial Team Informational Meeting, 7 p.m.
in 360 HOL (more on page 5)
* Student Honor Court Ice Cream Social,
noon, Schott Courtyard
* Student Honor Court Open House, 6-8
p.m., at its chambers on main campus in the
J. Wayne Reitz Union (More on page 6)

Tuesday SEPTEMBER 12
* Spring 2007 Externship Information Meet-
ing ,...., .. ... i, 3 ', -- ,.... ,..._ Ir I I a

* LIFPA presents "Nh Mother's Italian. Nl
Father's lc"ish and I'm in Theraps." -
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* ACCENT presents "An Eening nhth Rei..
Sharpton." p r.. ': '..I-*...ll 'I.. r...

Tuesday SEPTEMBER 19
* Career Ser ices Program on practicing "ilth
JAG & speaker from Navy JAG, noon, 355C

Wednesday SEPTEMBER 6
* Mandatory meeting for ELUL certifi-
cate students & ELULP Informational
Meeting, noon-1 p.m., 360 HOL
* Trial Team Informational Meeting, 7
p.m., 355C HOL
* SALSA Meeting, noon, 345 HOL
* CCS One Quick Question, 9:45-11:15
a.m., Schott Courtyard.
* LCC Meeting, 6 p.m., 345 HOL
* Sasnett Reception, 1:30 p.m., Student
Affairs Office

Wednesday SEPTEMBER 20
* Lino Graglia. Dalton Cross Professor at
the University of Texas at Austin School of
Law, will address the Federalist Society on
affirmative action, 2 p.m., room 345

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Thursday SEPTEMBER 7
* Interviewing & the Student Perspective,
noon, FDR, with law students sharing their
interviewing perspectives and experiences

Thursday SEPTEMBER 14
* Out-of-State Job Searching, noon, FDR
* Spring 2007 Externship Information
Meeting, 5 p.m., 355C

Thursday SEPTEMBER 21
* Dedication of the Chesterfield Smith
Memorial Classroom, with Supreme Court
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (closed event,
to be available online as a live broadcast)
* LAC Executive Committee, 9 a.m., FDR

* Roger Pilon, Cato Institute VP for Legal
Affairs, will speak to the Federalist Society
on "Federalism and the Fourteenth Amend-
ment: How Both Liberals and Conserva-
tives Get It Wrong," noon, room 345
* Practicing Law in a Major Metropolis, 2
p.m., FDR, with attorneys from LeBoeuf
Lamb's New York and Jacksonville offices.
* Evening potluck reception for all Environ-
mental & Land Use Law students and fac-
ulty, 6 p.m., Prof. Mary Jane Angelo's home
in Melrose. RSVP to hinson@law.ufl.edu.

* UFPA presents Miami City Ballet, 7:30 p.m.,
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts


More information on

events is available through

the Levin College of Law's

online calendars at:

www. law. ufl. edu/calendars

Sat./Sun. SEPTEMBER 9/10
* Saturday, Home football game,
Gators vs. Central Florida, 6 p.m.,
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Sat./Sun. SEPTEMBER 16/17
* Saturday, Away football game,
Gators vs. Tennessee, 8 p.m.
* Sunday, UFPA presents Ahn Trio,
4 p.m., University Auditorium

Sat./Sun SEPTEMBER 23/24
* Saturday, Home football game,
Gators vs. Kentucky (time TBA)

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News & Events

Incoming UF Law
As part of their orientation to law
school, first-year Levin College of
Law students (above, from left)
Alyssa Camper, Eric Burger and
Raechel Steckley help paint a house
the morning of Saturday, Aug. 26, in
the Celebration Oaks development
in east Gainesville for an underprivi-
leged family.
In addition to volunteering through
Habitat for Humanity, students also
performed community service at the
St. Francis House, Association of Re-
tarded Citizens, Gainesville Parks and
Recreation, Jungle Friends, Gaines-
ville Nursing Home, Palm Gardens and
the Manor at Gainesville.
"We believe lawyers should give back
to society," said UF Law Dean Robert
Jerry. "This program helps introduce
students to hands-on public service
work at the very beginning of their
legal careers, and it has been a great

Reception for Sasnett
All are invited to a reception to express
the law school's gratitude to Associ-
ate Dean Gail Sasnett for her service to
the college. The reception will be held
Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 1:30-4 p.m. in
the Office of Student Affairs.
"Gail Sasnett has served as our Associ-
ate Dean for Students, Professionalism,
and Community Relations for 13 years,
and she has done so with great dedica-
tion, loyalty, and integrity," said Dean
Robert Jerry. "Although Dean Sasnett's
retirement will occur at the end of June
2007, new Associate Dean Rachel Inman
will assume her duties in the Office of
Student Affairs Monday, Sept. 18. Dean
Sasnett, who will remain on my admin-
istrative team through June 2007, will
continue to work with me on a number
of special projects and will be available to
assist our next associate dean in the as-
sumption of her new responsibilities.

LCC Budget Training, Meetings
The Law College Council will hold
its first meeting Wednesday, Sept. 6, in
room 345. The executive board will meet
at 6 p.m., and the general board will
meet at 7 p.m.
All organization presidents and treasur-
ers must attend a mandatory budget
training at 8 p.m. This budget training
must be completed before funds can be
released to student organizations.
For further information, contact Andre
Hammel at athammel@ufl.edu.

ILS Election & Meetings
The International Law Society (ILS)
will hold a general meeting Wednesday,
Sept. 6, 5-6 p.m., in room 359 to wel-
come back old friends and elect new 1L
leaders as section representatives. Come
get involved in an active and exciting
organization on campus.
ILS will launch its first installment of
the International Law Luncheon Thurs-
day, Sept. 7, noon to 12:50 p.m., in

room 345. Associate Dean Price will dis-
cuss International Art Law and Westlaw
will demonstrate useful techniques for
international research. Stop by and enjoy
a free lunch sponsored by Westlaw and
Atlanta Bread Company while you learn
about an interesting facet of international
law. For more information, contact ILS
President Kristin Snyder at kls@ufl.edu.

Trial Team Meeting
Trial Team will hold an informational
meeting for students in their third or
fourth semester at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 in 360
HOL to kick off its Fall 2006 Intramural
Competition. The competition consists
of three rounds followed by a Final Four
competition. The UF Trial Team is an
outstanding student organization that
has had a great deal of success in state
and national trial competitions. For
more information, email VP of Intra-
murals Thomas Allison at tcauf@ufl.
edu or Co-VPs of Publicity Tyler Cathey
at etcathey@ufl.edu or Roni Beasley at
msronib 1 @ufl.edu.

Join UF Law Recruitment Team
The Office of Admissions is seeking
students, regardless of year, to help bring
the nation's top undergraduates to the
Levin College of Law. Students have until
Friday, Sept. 15, to apply for the Student
Recruitment Team (SRT). Members of
the team conduct campus tours, dis-
cuss their law school experiences with
prospective law students and occasionally
travel to other cities to recruit new stu-
dents to UF's law school. The minimum
time commitment is two hours per week.
To apply, obtain an application from
Director of Admissions Noemar Castro
and return it and your resume to the
Admissions Office. For details, contact
Noemar Castro at castro@law.ufl.edu.

Note: Additional meetings and events
are listed on the calendar on pages 4-5.

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Apply for Honor Court
The University of Florida Student Honor Court is accepting applications
to serve on attorney general and chief defense counsel staff. All law
students are eligible and welcome to apply.
The Student Honor Court is Student Government's judicial branch, and
is responsible for hearing all academic dishonesty complaints at the
University of Florida. Members of the court typically work on academic
dishonesty cases involving charges of cheating and plagiarism. Honor
Court members also serve as advisors to students accused of DUI and
other campus violations. All cases are tried at the Honor Court cham-
bers on the third floor of the Reitz Union. The court is led by Chancellor
Alex Hadjilogiou, a second-year law student.
"This is a great opportunity for law students to acquire legal experi-
ence and get involved with Student Government," said Chief of Staff
Ronny Edwards. "This is a chance to work on real cases with real
The Student Honor Court will sponsor two events Sept. 5 for prospec-
tive applicants. At noon, the court will host an ice cream social in the
law school courtyard. Then from 6-8 p.m., the court will host an open
house at its chambers on main campus in the J. Wayne Reitz Union. All

Honor Court Officers (from left) Alex Hadjilogiou (2L), Chancellor;
Tim McCourt (3L), Chief Defense Council; Will Sexton (3L),Vice Chancellor;
and Adam Mait (3L), Attorney General.

prospective applicants are encouraged to attend. Applications to serve
on the court are online at www.sg.ufl.edu, and are due by 5 p.m. Sept.
12. Direct any questions to Alex Hadjilogiou at hctchanc@sg.ufl.edu.

No Time to Waste: Hone Your Time Management Skills

-By Resource Counselor Whitney F. Nobles
Fall Semester is underway and the pressure of the first term is
kicking in for many new law students. Thoughts such as, "How
will I ever find time to do all of this?" and "What have I gotten my-
self into?" are probably on the minds of most incoming students.
Although there is much work to be done, there is a way to manage
stress through good time management skills.
This week, I will be offering a session on how to manage your
time wisely. If you don't have an opportunity to attend the session,
I hope, through this article, to provide an overview of how to
learn stress-free productivity as well as what to do if anxiety arises.
Learning effective time management skills is an important asset for
students old and new.
Everyone struggles with stress
It is normal during times of change for stress levels to be high. It
is not uncommon for an anxiety episode to be triggered by a lack of
organization or poor time management skills during times of high
stress. Don't feel that you are the only one struggling with change
and stress about the workload. I can guarantee that many of your
cohorts feel the same way.
The new face of time management
Since work in this day and time no longer has clear boundaries,
it is important that we adjust the way we view time management.
Work for many of us does not stop at the door of the law school.
Because of all that we are trying to juggle, time management skills
have become an ever pressing need for all of us.
Plan every day in advance
Alan Lakein, a Harvard MBA graduate, says, "Planning is bring-
ing the future into the present so that you can do something about

it now." Planning is one of the best ways to manage stress and the
first step in efficient time management. The key is to make lists and
add to them as necessary. Writing things down not only keeps track
of what has to be done, but is also a proven way to improve the
memory and decrease anxiety.
A few tips for productivity
Start your day with high value tasks, those that are the most
meaningful. This will take some of the stress off for the rest of the
day, knowing that some of the big stuff is complete. Set priorities,
and label them in order on your list. There will never be enough
time to do everything, so prioritizing can help you to weed out
what is least important. Be efficient and make your time count.
Take breaks and make them useful. Don't try to do other work
while you are taking a break from one task. Be organized and be
prepared. Nobody can work in a dirty workspace or accomplish a
task they are not prepared to take on. Know what you are going to
do before you start to work to avoid procrastination. Most impor-
tantly, take time for yourself. You are human and need some down
time. Don't be afraid to indulge yourself every once in a while. We
all need time to relax.
For more tips on time management, please stop by my office. I
have books and other resources you can use to gain more knowl-
edge on this issue, and I would love to get to know you. If you are
feeling anxious or stressed, I would be glad to talk to you individu-
ally. Email me for an appointment at wnobles2@ufl.edu, or stop by
my office in Student Affairs if the door is open. Even if you don't
have a particular problem, stop by and say hello. (I have chocolates
and mints at all times.) Have a wonderful week and use your time

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In the News

Faculty members at the University of Florida Levin College of Law are frequently called upon to give expert opinion on legal issues being covered in the
national, state, and local media. In recent months, UF Law professors have been featured numerous times in major newspapers, magazines, web sites,
television, and radio. Faculty are asked to please send notices of their media appearances to flalaw@law.ufl.edu.

Dennis A. Calfee
Professor; Alumni Research Scholar
*China Post, July 18, 2006. Honored for his service
with the International Training Program under the
Ministry of Finance (MOF) by Minster of Finance
Ho Chih-chin, who conferred a Third Level Public
Finance Specialty Medal on Calfee. He is credited
with helping develop Taiwan's public finance
system and train local tax officers to deal with
international tax affairs.
George L. Dawson
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Profes-
*St. Petersburg Times, April 23, 2006. Quoted on
the importance of bar passage rates to a school's
reputation in a story on the new law school at
Florida A&M University.
George "Bob" Dekle
Director, Criminal Clinic, Legal Skills Professor
*Orlando Sentinel, July 5, 2006. Quoted on the
process of jury selection as the Deltona massacre
trial search began. Dekle said lawyers must trust
their own instincts as to whether or not they like
the juror as they chose.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, July 13, 2006. Quoted
on the judge stopping the Couey murder trial due
to jury difficulties.
Patricia E. Dilley
*New York Law Journal, July 12, 2006. Quoted in
a piece about courts being divided over cuts for
retirees and companies possibly being bound by
promises of lifetime benefits. Dilley said that in
1114 of the code, "all bets can be off' for pension-
ers and health benefits can be canceled at any
Mark A. Fenster
Associate Professor
*The New York Times, June 5, 2006. Quoted in
an article on a convention of conspiracy theorists
who question the findings of the 9/11 Commission.
Fenster's novel, Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and
Power in American Culture, also was mentioned in
the article.
*St. Petersburg Times, July 3, 2006. Profiled in
an article focusing on his writing on conspiracy
*New York Post, The Cincinnati Post, Scripps How-
ard News Service, August 3, 2006. Quoted in story
reporting one in three Americans suspect federal
officials assisted in or took no action to stop the
9/11 attacks, Fenster said the poll's findings reflect
public anger at the unpopular Iraq war, realiza-
tion that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons
of mass destruction, and growing doubts of the

veracity of the Bush administration.
*San Francisco Chronicle, August 11,2006.
Quoted on liberal bloggers' and commentators'
response to authorities disrupting the alleged
plot to blow up U.S.-bound commercial airlines.
Fenster said the lack of attacks in the U.S. since
Sept. 11, 2001, has actually increased some
people's mistrust of the Bush administration, and
Thursday's events gave them an opportunity to
vent their frustration.
Roy Hunt
Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus
*The Gainesville Sun, May 29, 2006. Mentioned in
reference to his being a member of the Landmarks
Committee of the National Park System Advisory
Board, which is to determine if author Marjorie
Kinnan Rawlings' property will be named a national
historic landmark. Hunt visited the house, but
recused himself from voting, though he will likely
familiarize other members on the property.
Thomas R. Hurst
Professor; Sam T. Dell Research Scholar
*The Gainesville Sun, May 26, 2006. Quoted on
Enron defendants "getting what they deserved"
after two chief executives were convicted. Hurst
said the case was a major government victory
and a symbolic conviction of corporate culture run
Jerold H. Israel
Ed Rood Eminent Scholar in Trial Advocacy
and Procedure
*Palm Beach Post, May 12, 2006. Quoted on jail
overcrowding in St. Lucie County, where critics
claim bail amounts are too high, forcing the county
to house people who could have been released on
bond. Israel commented on the role of first appear-
ances in the process of setting bail.
Orlando Sentinel, July 10, 2006. Quoted on the
jury selection in the Lunsford case.
Robert H. Jerry, II
Dean; Levin Mabie and Levin Professor
*Jacksonville Daily Record, June 23, 2006. In a
story on the Florida Bar's annual meeting perhaps
the "biggest news" was the UF Law Dean Robert
Jerry's announcement that mediation attorney and
professor Len Riskin of the University of Missouri
will join the school's faculty in January.
Joseph W. Little
Professor; Alumni Research Scholar
*St. Petersburg Times, June 15, 2006. Quoted
on the ethics of parks services using in-house
workers to help colleagues move rather than hire
commercial movers.
*The Gainesville Sun, June 17, 2006, High Springs

Herald, June 26, 2006. Mentioned in a story
regarding misconduct in an Alachua election for
representing county residents.
Pedro A. Malavet
*The Gainesville Sun, July 24, 2006. Quoted in
a story on Florida's Hispanic population surging,
while few work as UF faculty. Malavet said he
thinks people work very hard at avoiding diversity
and finds the low number of Hispanic faculty at
the flagship institution astonishing. Administrators
often talk of diversity as a goal, but the rhetoric
rings hollow, Malavet said.
Andrea Matwyshyn
Assistant Professor; Executive Director, Center
for Information Research (CIR)
*The Gainesville Sun, August 7, 2006. In a story
regarding the music industry lawsuits against file
sharing being questioned, Matwyshyn said the
battle is not likely to end soon especially if the
music industry believes its legal efforts are suc-
*Bloomberg.com, July 31, 2006. A recent report by
Matwyshyn was mentioned in an opinion piece by
Kevin A. Hassett, resident scholar and director of
economic policy studies at the American Enterprise
Institute for Public Policy Research. Article states
that according to the report about 15 billion spam
emails are sent every day--and about 80 percent
of those are sent by "spam-spewing zombies."
Diane H. Mazur
*Washington Post, April 25, 2006. Quoted in a
story about alcohol-related discipline problems at
the nation's military academies.
*Tampa Tribune, June 11,2006. Quoted in a story
about the army's increased recruitment efforts in
appealing to young Hispanics.
*Women's eNews. July 24, 2006. Quoted in a story
regarding a therapist who was spared being ar-
rested in an Air Force rape case. Mazur said there
was no factual basis presented for the judge that
would justify trumping the therapist-client privilege.
Jon L. Mills
Professor; Director of Center for Governmental
Responsibility; Dean Emeritus
*The Gainesville Sun, May 17, 2006. Quoted in a
story about Law & Policy in the Americas Confer-
ence, of which he was an organizer, commenting
on Peru's election season and a major shift with a
new president.
*New York Law Journal, July 7, 2006. Commented
on the court expressing the goal of openness in
the future, while best assuring privacy rights in re-
gard to a piece on internet access to court records.

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Lars Noah
*All Headline News, First Coast News, St. Peters-
burg Times, July 2006. Regarding a habitual drunk
filing a law suit against a strip club that served him
alcohol, Noah said that while the suit is not frivo-
lous, it is unlikely to go far in the legal system.
Juan F. Perea
Cone Wagner Nugent Johnson Hazouri and
Roth Professor
*The Gainesville Sun, April 28, 2006. Quoted
in a story on the Republican Party's attempt to
woo black voters by invoking the legacy of both
Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr., Perea
said both major political parties have used King as
a symbol, though their policies often don't live up to
King's legacy.
*WRUF 850AM, May 3, 2006. Quoted on anti-im-
migrant sentiment in the U.S.
*The Gainesville Sun, July 24, 2006. Quoted in
a story on Florida's Hispanic population surging,
while few work as UF faculty. Perea said even
as the nation's demographics change, there is a
natural aversion to talking about issues of race in
the United States.
Don C. Peters
*Director of Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics; Direc-
tor of Institute for Dispute Resolution; Trustee
Research Fellow; Professor; Associate Director,
Center on Children and Families
*Business Journal of the Greater TriadArea (N.C.),
April 23, 2006. Quoted on the creation of Elon
University School of Law. Article was reprinted on
the MSNBC Web site.
Christopher L. Peterson
Associate Professor
*San Diego Union-Tribune, May 23, 2006. Article
referenced study conducted last year by Peterson
and Cal State Northridge geography professor
Steven Graves on explosion of payday lenders.
*Pensacola News Journal, July 9, 2006. Quoted on
the evidence of payday lenders tending to cluster in
military and urban inner-city areas.
*Independent News, July 20, 2006. 2005 Article on
lending schemes referenced study conducted last
year by Peterson and Cal State Northridge geogra-
phy professor Steven Graves, which found payday
lenders in greater numbers and higher densities
around military bases.
Katheryn Russell-Brown
Professor; Director of Center for the Study of Race
and Race Relations
*Palm Beach Post, May 4, 2006. Quoted about
the alleged steroid-use scandal surrounding San
Francisco Giants left-fielder Barry Bonds. Rus-
sell-Brown noted that many African Americans are
disturbed he has become the "poster boy" for the
scandal when other players have admitted to using
substances banned by Major League Baseball.

*St. Petersburg Times, May 7, 2006. Interviewed
about her book Protecting Our Own: Race, Crime
andAfrican-Americans, which explores "black
protectionism" in scandals and criminal cases
involving high-profile African Americans.
San Francisco Chronicle, The Ledger, Scripps
Howard News Service, May 25-27, 2006. Quoted
in article on "blacks [being] divided over Bonds."
Brown noted a history of "black protectionism"
among African Americans, who tend to rally around
high-profile figures accused of wrongdoing.
Michael L. Seigel
*Associated Press, April 29, 2006. Quoted in
a story on the deal that ended the drug-abuse
investigations involving radio talk-show host Rush
Limbaugh. Seigel said the deal in which prosecu-
tors agreed to drop a prescription fraud charge if
Limbaugh stays drug-free for 18 months allows
Limbaugh to "save face." The story appeared in
the Miami Herald, Seattle Times, (N.Y) Newsday,
Lakeland Ledger, Bradenton Herald, Tribune Star
(Terre Haute, Ind.), Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.),
Calgary Sun (Canada), Guardian Unlimited (UK)
and other newspapers.
*Orlando Sentinel, May 21, 2006. Quoted in a story
on Barry Bonds allegedly lying under oath. Seigel
said, in his opinion, the system depends on people
taking the oath seriously and realizing the serious-
ness of perjury.
*Orlando Sentinel, June 1, 2006. Quoted in a story
on financial crime and the importance of taking the
profit out of it by way of criminal penalties in hopes
of deterring people.
*The Gainesville Sun, June 5, 2006. Quoted in
a story of the campus slaying of UF graduate
assistant Sudheer Satti, whose killer has not been
brought to justice two years after the murder, on
the chances of extraditing a defendant. Seigel said
success is totally dependent on the country where
the person is located in terms of satisfying that
under their legal standard the person ought to face
claimed charges.
*St. Petersburg Times, The Gainesville Sun.
Quoted and featured prominently numerous times
on the Jessica Lunsford case. Also interviewed by
a Tallahassee public radio station and a guest on a
Minnesota public radio call-in show to discuss jury
selection in the case. The launching of a state and
national campaign by Jessica's father to protect
other children from sexual predators has kept the
case alive in the public eye, Seigel said, but it also
has complicated the ability to get a fair trial.
*Pensacola News Journal, August 13, 2006.
Quoted on a story in which the families whose two
daughters were killed by a drunken driver fought to
cut the 22-year sentence in half. Seigel said that
technically, a criminal procedure obtains justice for
people as a whole and is not designed to specifi-
cally vindicate the rights or wishes of the victims.

Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O'Connell Professor; Affiliate
Professor of Psychiatry; Adjunct Professor,
University of South Florida Mental Health
Institute; Associate Director, Center on Children
and Families
*National Public Radio, April, 19, 2006. Quoted on
the use of the insanity defense in the case of 9-11
conspirator Zacharias Moussaoui.
*WUFT-FM, April 27, 2006. Quoted on the death
penalty case of Clarence Hill.
*The Gainesville Sun, April 26, 2006. Quoted on
the death penalty case of Clarence Hill.
*St. Petersburg Times, Palm Beach Post, June 13,
2006. Quoted on Florida death row inmates' ability
to appeal the state's lethal injection policy following
a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision.
*USA Today, ABA Journal, WSKY-FM News Talk
Radio, WRUF-AM, IPS.Quoted extensively on the
Yates retrial.
*USA Today, June 20, 2006. Quoted as to why
limiting the testimony of mental health experts to
verifiable facts "won't fly in courts" as past mental
state is unknowable. Slobogin said judges and ju-
ries want to know what experts think about the fact,
and want them tied together with a cohesive story.
Michael Allan Wolf
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government
Law; Professor
*Miami Herald, April 30, 2006. In a story on a
beauty salon that may be acquired by the city
of Hollywood, FL, so the property can be used
for a high rise condominium development, Wolf
noted that Florida has some of the country's most
stringent rules governing use of eminent domain
*Orlando Sentinel, May 29, 2006. In a story on
developers and environmentalists debate over
Volusia land decision, Wolf commented on the
Cabinet's leeway to vote against the community-
development district and Florida being the leading
state in preservation of historic and environmental
*Sun-Sentinel, June 18, 2006. Quoted on builders
looking to golf courses for land as open space
continues to disappear in Broward county.
*Miami Herald, July 30, 2006. In a story on non-
resident members serving on planning and zoning
boards, thus breaching city code, Wolf said the
binding decisions by Miami's zoning board could
receive some after-the-fact challenges.
Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
David H. Levin Chair in Family Law; Director,
Center on Children and Families and Family
Law Certificate Program; Co-Director, Institute
for Child &Adolescent Research and Evalua-
*St. Petersburg Times, July 9, 2006. Quoted
on the ways to help a child without giving him a
criminal record.

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Mary Jane Angelo
Assistant Professor
* Published "Embracing Uncertainty, Complexity,
and Change: An Eco-pragmatic Reinvention of
a First-Generation Environmental Law," 33 Ecol-
ogy Law Quarterly 105 (2006).
Charles W. Collier
Professor; Affiliate Professor of Philosophy
* Published review of Owen Fiss's The Law As It
Could Be in 116 Ethics 412 (2006); and "Speech
and Communication in Law and Philosophy" in
12 Legal Theory1 (2006).
Nancy E. Dowd
Chesterfield Smith Professor; Co-Director of
Center on Children & the Law
* Published "Parentage at Birth: Birthfathers and
Social Fatherhood" in the William & Mary Bill of
Rights Journal.
Clifford Jones
Associate in Law Research
* Published "Out of Guatemala: Election Law Re-
form in Florida and the Legacy of Bush v. Gore
in the 2004 Presidential Election," in the Election
Law Journal (April 2006).
Andrea Matwyshyn
Assistant Professor; Executive Director of
Center for Information Research (CIR)
* Published "Material Vulnerabilities: Data Privacy,
Corporate Information Security, and Securities
Regulation" in 3 Berkeley Bus. LJ. 129 (2005)
(Chapter 10 appears in West's most recent
update to their treatise on data security law,
Data Security and Privacy Law: Combating
Cyberthreats); and the forward for the Journal of
Technology Law & Policy (Volume 11:1).
Paul R. McDaniel
James J. Freeland Eminent Scholar in
Taxation; Professor
* Published Federal Income Taxation of Part-
nerships and S Corporations, Fourth Edition
(Foundation Press, 2006) with Martin McMahon
Jr. and Dan Simmons, UC-Davis; Federal
Income Taxation of Corporations, Third Edition
(Foundation Press, 2006) with McMahon and
Simmons; and Federal Income Taxation of Busi-
ness Organizations, Fourth Edition (Foundation
Press, 2006) with McMahon and Simmons.
Martin J. McMahon, Jr.
Clarence J. TeSelle Professor
* Published Federal Income Taxation of Partner-
ships and S Corporations, Fourth Edition (Foun-
dation Press, 2006) with Paul McDaniel and Dan
Simmons, UC-Davis; Federal Income Taxation of
Corporations, Third Edition (Foundation Press,

2006) with McDaniel and Simmons; and Federal
Income Taxation of Business Organizations,
Fourth Edition (Foundation Press, 2006) with
McDaniel and Simmons.
* Was a visiting lecturer at the University of Leiden
International Tax Center LL.M. Program in
International Taxation in May teaching a course
in United States Corporate Taxation.
Jon L. Mills
Professor, Director of the Center for Govern-
mental Responsibility, Dean Emeritus
* Participated on the Oxford Round Table this
summer at the University of Oxford. The col-
loquium enabled governmental and business
leaders to discuss contemporary public policy
issues that affect nations and states worldwide.
* Listed in Florida Trend magazine as one of
the best lawyers in Florida (Appellate Practice
Elizabeth A. Rowe
Assistant Professor
* Published "The Experimental Use Exception to
Patent Infringement: Do Universities Deserve
Special Treatment," in the Hastings Law Journal
(May 2006).
* Presented "Saving Trade Secret Disclosures on
the Internet Through Sequential Preservation" at
the Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at
UC Berkeley August 11,2006.
Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O'Connell Professor; Affiliate
Professor of Psychiatry; Adjunct Professor,
University of South Florida Mental Health
* Spoke on "Dangerousness" as part of a panel on
Law and Psychology at the AALS Conference on
Criminal Law and Procedure in Vancouver.
Steven Willis
* Published Federal Tax Accounting, with B. Lang
and Manning.
Danaya C. Wright
* Published "Collapsing Liberalism's Public/Private
Divide: Voldemort's War on the Family" in Texas
Wesleyan Law Review in the Harry Potter and
the Law segment of their symposium, titled "The
Power of Stories: Intersections of Law, Literature
and Culture."

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