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April 7, 2008 I Vol. XI, Issue 28

Mickle Honored for Leadership and Decade of Service on
Federal Bench

Stephan P. Mickle (JD 70) pulled into the
driveway of his parents' house as a
young man ready to sell his beloved red
Chevy Malibu. Selling this car marked the
defining moment when Mickle's parents
realized he was serious about attending
law school and no longer wanted to be a
social studies teacher, his mother
Catherine said. This decision to sell his
car undeniably helped pave the way for
Mickle's unprecedented career. since then, a decade of service as a U.S.
Federal Judge in the Northern District of Florida has been just one of
Mickle's many contributions to the legal system contributions the Center
for the Study of Race and Race Relations honored at the Hilton University of
Florida Conference Center on March 28.

Students Celebrated for Pro Bono Work and Community

More than 100 UF Law students were
honored at this year's Pro Bono and
Community Service Brunch for their
dedication in serving others. The event
was held to applaud the efforts of
students who went above and beyond
what is expected of the typical law
student. The students honored dedicated
at least 35 hours in their respective
programs. "I think it's not only an
outstanding opportunity to provide to under-served populations, it's a
testimony to the responsibility and dedication of our students," said Assistant
Dean for Career Services Linda Calvert Hanson.

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purposes of helping others but use different avenues. The Pro Bono Project
allows students the opportunity to serve those in need with legal volunteer
work, and an attorney usually supervises these students. In contrast, the
Community Service Project allows students to be recognized for volunteer
work benefiting the community at large. As an advocate for pro bono causes,
Dean Robert Jerry commended the honorees. "The community service you
have done illustrates and manifests what we stress here. As someone who
gives back to the community this will be important to what you do once you
leave the law school," he said.

Student Profile: Allen Hones Trial Skills Through Supreme
Court Externship and Mentoring Program

1 | It may seem quite remarkable to have completed two
summer associate positions and a Supreme Court
Externship all before graduating law school, but for
in Ranaldo Allen (2L) this only seems natural. Allen, 25,
said he has always been an engaged student who
appreciates the opportunities to hone his skills by
staying actively involved throughout the law school and
legal community. Originally from Jacksonville and the
first in his family to graduate from college, Allen knew
from an early age that being an attorney was the path
he wanted to take. "I have always known that I wanted
to do trial work," Allen said. And it is quite evident that
Allen has not let much get in the way of his dream.

Career Services: Interested in Becoming a Career Services
Ambassador? Learn More in The CCS Buzz

Learn more about becoming a Career
Services Ambassador and the new
interviewing policies and procedures in
this week's issue of The CCS Buzz, your
source for a quick synopsis of
programming, recruiting, networking,
volunteer, and "SHIP" opportunities
available to you. The CCS Buzz can be
found in FlaLaw Online, via a link on your
Symplicity homepage after you log in, or
you can pick up a hard copy in Career Services at 244 Bruton Geer Hall.
Click below to download The CCS Buzz, your weekly guide to what is
important to your career and professional development:
* The CCS Buzz

Perea Discusses Constitutional Basis of Obama's Speech
on Race

UF Law Professor Juan Perea, expert on civil
procedure, constitutional law, and race and race
relations, gave a presentation at Duke University Law
School on March 20 discussing aspects of presidential
candidate Barack Obama's recent speech on race. He
spoke on the constitutional basis for some of Obama's
assertions and the role that Latinos might play on the
path to a "more perfect union." Perea has published
numerous articles on race in America and is the author
of Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a
Diverse America. Keep up with what UF Law faculty
are saying in the media and writing about in scholarly
publications in FlaLaw Online's weekly updates on
Faculty Scholarship & Activities.
* Faculty Scholarship & Activities

UF Law Costa Rica Program to Host Florida Bar CLE

The UF/UCR Joint Program in
m e Environmental Law will co-sponsor a CLE
Program with the Environmental and
Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar
during this year's UF Law Costa Rica
Program June 27. The conference,
"Green Republic Sunshine State" will
'" address comparative approaches to
environmental and land use law with a
focus on land use and growth
management law and policy. speakers include UF Law faculty Michael
Siebecker, Joan Flocks, Steve Powell, and Tom Ankersen. A copy of the
conference agenda can be found on the program Web site at: The Executive Council of the Environmental
and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar will hold its annual retreat in
Costa Rica in conjunction with the Conference.

Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham is tentatively scheduled to join the
program during its fourth week and to participate in the program's field trip to
tag sea turtles at the Tortuguero Biological Station on the Caribbean coast.
Arrangements are also being made for the former U.S. senator to deliver a
public lecture to the people of Costa Rica.


Study Abroad Program Raises Awareness to Benefit South African
The UF/University of Cape Town Study
Abroad Program and the High Springs
Community School will sponsor a pen pal
project with a goal of raising $1000 to
benefit Kalksteenfontein Primary School
(KPS) in South Africa. Fundraising will
take place in the Marcia Whitney Schott
SS Courtyard until April 10. This is part of the
UF students' community service and
comparative law project and is a High
rings community school educational and fund-raising project. Located 15
miles outside Cape Town, South Africa, in a gang-riddled township, KPS is a
K-7 grade school in dire need of funds. KPS is funded by the government,
school fees, and fundraisers. For more information, contact Michelle Ocepek or 352-273-0620.

Grosack and White Take First Place in Securities Moot Court
The Corporate and Securities Litigation Group (CSLG)
would like to congratulate Matt Grosack and Matt
White who took first place in the first intramural
Securities Moot Court Competition on March 28. They
defeated strong competitors Christina Sochacki and
Nina Lacevic, and John Knowles and lan Goldfarb in a
close contest. The competition was the first of its kind
since the organization's inception three years ago. This
year's intramural competition began early in the spring
semester when a securities question was developed
with the help and guidance of Professor Stuart Cohn.
Participants were then grouped into teams to write
appellate briefs to present in front of professors William H. Page and Michael
Siebecker who sat as justices. CSLG hopes this year's intramural
competition will help establish a team they could sponsor to compete in the
Fordham Securities Moot Court Competition, a national competition held
every year in New York.

International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team Ranks Among Best in
Vienna Competition
The UF Levin College of Law's
International Commercial Arbitration Moot
(ICAM) team along with principal
contributor, Eduardo Palmer and
Professor Jeffrey Harrison, went to
Vienna, Austria March 14-21 where they
competed in the Willem C. Vis
International Commercial Arbitration
Moot. The competition hosted 204 teams
from 50 countries and, after four rounds
of arguments, held elimination rounds for the top 64 teams. Six schools from
the state of Florida participated in the competition with only the University of
Florida and Stetson making it to the top 64. The UF ICAM team is also
supported by the International Law Section of the Florida Bar.

Law College Council to Host Second Annual Multicultural Fair April 10
The Law College Council and the Office
of Student Affairs will host the second
annual Multicultural Fair April 10 from 11
a.m.-1 p.m. The Multicultural Fair events
will include the "dunk tank" and the
student and professor of the year awards



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of the law school's student organizations
to present a diverse menu with a variety
..- of food to celebrate their culture.

Legal Information Center Extended Exam Hours Begin April 18
Extended hours in the Legal Information Center for the
exam period will begin on Friday, April 18, and will run
through Thursday, May 1, as follows:

Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. 2:00 a.m.
Sat 9:00 a.m. 2:00 a.m.
Sun 1:00 p.m. 2:00 a.m.

On Friday, May 2 the library will be open 7:30 a.m. -
5:30 p.m. The library will be closed Saturdays and
WNO Sundays after exams have ended until the beginning of
the summer term.

UF Smathers Libraries Host Annual Read-A-Thon March 14-17
SThe annual Read-A-Thon, presented by
the UF Smathers Libraries, will take place
i on the Plaza of the Americas in front of
Library West, April 14-17. Events include
a Children's Day, Humor Day, Southern
Literature Day, and an Edible Book
Contest. Sponsors of the event include
Five Star Pizza, Publix, and Starbuck's.
Everyone at UF is invited to sign up to
read for a 10-minute slot, or just to show
up and enjoy a celebration of literature, reading, and libraries. Some of the
law school's librarians will be reading. For more information, visit http://www. to see who is reading or to sign up to read.

UF Law Welcomes New Assistant Dean for Students Kari Mattox
UF Law would like to welcome new Assistant Dean for
Students Kari Mattox. Mattox (JD 01) has a Bachelor of
Arts from Florida State University and is currently a
doctoral candidate in higher education administration in
the UF College of Education. For the past four years
she has worked as a student development specialist at
Santa Fe Community College. "I am extremely excited
about returning to the Levin College of Law as a
professional staff member," Mattox said. She will begin
at the UF Law Office of Student Affairs May 2.

U.S. Circuit Judge William H. Pryor Jr. to deliver annual Dunwody
Distinguished Lecture in Law April 18
The Hon. William H. Pryor Jr. will deliver the 27th
annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law at 10:00
a.m on April 18 in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial
Classroom (180 Holland). This event is open to the
public and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The lecture, hosted by the Florida Law Review, is
entitled "The Perspective of a Junior Circuit Judge on
Judicial Modesty." Judge Pryor is a judge for the 1 1th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and former attorney
general of Alabama. He is an adjunct professor of
federal jurisdiction at the University of Alabama School
of Law and he is active in the Alabama Law
Foundation, the Alabama Center for Law & Civic Education, and the
American Law Institute. The Florida Law Review Dunwody Distinguished
Lecture in Law series was established by U.S. Suaar Corooration and the

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Johnston, Dunwody & Cole in honor of UF Law graduates Elliot and Atwood


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