Scholarship & Activities
Michael W. Gordon
John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Professor
• Appointed by the Office of the United States Trade Representative to a three-year term on the NAFTA Chapter 20 dispute panel roster. He continues to serve on the Chapter 19 panel roster.
• Organized two two-hour panels on International Business Transactions and International Foreign Investment for the ABA Section on International Law’s Fall Meeting in Miami in November. The panels will include Professors George Dawson and Steve Powell. Professor Gordon will speak on a third panel on the use of civil law in litigation in U.S. courts.
• Presented a paper, “First Amendment Academic Freedom Rights of Universities: Judicial Fabrication of New Clothes for the Emperor,” as a contribution to a symposium focused on “Individual vs. Institutional Academic Freedom” at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association.
Thomas R. Hurst
Sam T. Dell Research Scholar; Professor
• Published the third edition of Unicorporated Business Associations, Cases and Materials (West).
Samuel T. Dell Research Scholar; Director, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Development; Director, Summer Study Abroad Program with Cape town University; Affiliate Professor of Anthropology
• Presented “Justice in Transition – Prosecution and Amnesty in Germany and South Africa,” at Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin.
• Accepted an appointment to the Russian Council of Editors of the Russian journal, Law and Politics.
• Published a chapter in the book, Justice in Transition.
Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
David H. Levin Chair in Family Law; Director, Center on Children and Families
• Presented a talk at City Graduate Center in New York in the series “The Public Square,” sponsored by Princeton University Press, titled “Children’s Rights and American Values.”
• Presented to the Children’s Justice Act Conference of the Children’s Bureau in Washington D.C. on best practices in child advocacy.
• Published “Martyrs, Media and the Web: Examining a Grassroots Children’s Rights Movement through the Lens of Social Movement Theory” in 5 Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy 121 (2005); the chapter “Cleaning Up Toxic Violence: and Ecogenerist paradigm,” in Dowd et al, Handbook of Children Culture and Violence (2006).
• Presented at the SEALS Annual Meeting in Palm Beach.
In the News
• USA Today, August 23, 2006. Quoted in a story about the barrage of lawsuits involving popular drugs like Ortho Evra and Neurontin. Noah said the pace of lawsuits is not expected to decrease given the large number of people who consume the drugs and the “assembly line approach” lawyers have developed for such cases.
Christopher L. Peterson
• The State, August 30, 2006. Research on payday lending cited in “Save military, civilians from onslaught of predatory lenders.”
• ABC World News Tonight, August 22, 2006. Information from his survey on payday lenders was quoted in the story, “Are Predators Ripping Off Our Nations Finest: Top Brass Says These Financial Groups Threaten Military Readiness.” The study backed up the story’s assertion that payday lenders target military personnel.
• Pensacola News Journal, August 9, 2006, Quoted information from payday lending research in the article “Desperate for Money.”
• News Blaze, August 17, 2006. Three-part expose about aimen being taken advantage of by payday lenders cited his payday lending research.
Stephen C. O’Connell Chair; Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry; Adjunct Professor, University of South Florida Mental Health Institute; Associate Director, Center on Children and Families
• St. Petersburg Times, August 27, 2006. Quoted in a story about inappropriate exchanges between judges and lawyers, especially when factors such as the death penalty are involved.