Faculty Scholarship & Activities

Published: August 27th, 2007

Category: News

Charles W. Collier
Professor; Affiliate Professor of Philosophy

  • Sat on a panel for “Affirmative Acton: Grutter and Beyond,” which was moderated by Jon Mills, at the SEALS annual meeting held July 29- Aug. 4.

Jeffrey L. Harrison
Stephen C. O’Connell Professor

  • Published two books, Law and Economics: Positive, Normative and Behavioral Perspectives (Thomson-West, 2nd Ed., 2007) and Law and Economics in a Nutshell (Thomson- West, 4th Ed., 2007)
  • Sat on a panel on the topic of “Teaching Socio-Economics in Law Schools” at the SEALS annual meeting held July 29- Aug. 4.

Berta Esperanza Hernandez-Truyol
Levin Mabie and Levin Professor; Associate Director, Center on Children and Families

  • Served on a panel on the topic of “Addressing Transnational Collaboration in the Law School Curriculum” at the SEALS annual meeting held July 29- Aug. 4.

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky
Professor; UF Research Foundation Professor

  • Served as a mentor for the paper presentation by a faculty member at Loyola-LA in the young scholar program at the SEALS annual meeting held July 29- Aug. 4.

Diane Mazur
Professor

  • Sat on a panel over the topic of “The Military Commissions Act of 2006, Access to Courts, and the Latest Round of Detainee Litigation” at the SEALS annual meeting held July 29- Aug. 4.

Paul R. McDaniel
James J. Freeland Eminent Scholar in Taxation; Professor

  • Published his article, “Territorial vs. Worldwide International Tax Systems: Which is Better for the U.S.,” 8 Fla. L. Rev. 283 (2007) and 62 The Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York 70 (2007).

Martin J. McMahon
Clarence J. TeSelle Professor

  • Published his article “Recent Developments in Federal Income Taxation: The Year 2005,” 8 Fla. Tax Rev. 5 (with Ira B. Shepard) (2007).

Winston P. Nagan
Professor; Samuel T. Dell Research Scholar; Director, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Development; Affiliate Professor of Anthropology

  • Invited to participate in the work of a group of experts on the United Nations Bio-Diversity Convention in NY.
  • Invited and participated in the UN Permanent Forum on the Rights of Indigenous People.
  • Invited to participate in the next meeting of the committee of experts on the revision of the Bio-Diversity Convention in Montreal in October.
  • Filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights concerning the land rights of the Shuar Nation (Ecuador) in June of this year.
  • Gave a keynote address, “Transitional Justice in Colombia: The Testing Ground of the Justice and Truth Process,” in Medelin, Colombia, on the issue of transnational justice.
  • Published his article, “Communications Theory and World Public Order: The Anthropomorphic, Jurisprudential Foundations of International Human Rights,” Va. J. of Int’l L. 47:3 (with Craig Hammer).
  • Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Princeton Center on War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity.
  • His article, “Globalism from An African Perspective: The Training of Lawyers for a New and Challenging Reality,” is coming out in the Iowa J. of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems.
  • Recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Princeton Center on War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity.

William H. Page
Marshall M. Criser Eminent Scholar in Electronic Communications and Administrative Law; Professor

  • Made a presentation to the legal staff of Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, WA with John Lopatka, about his new book, The Microsoft Case: Antitrust, High Technology, and Consumer Welfare.
  • Sat on a panel for the topic “Whither Dr. Miles: After 95 years, is a per se rule on resale price fixing still necessary?” at the SEALS annual meeting held July 29- Aug. 4.
  • Testified about remedies for monopoloziation at the DOJ/FTC Hearings on Single Firm Conduct in Washington, D.C.

Christopher L. Peterson
Associate Professor

  • Presented a paper, “A Comparative Analysis of the U.S. Subprime Home Mortgage Lending Crisis,” at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, at Humboldt University, in Berlin, Germany, July 28, 2007.
  • Presented a paper, “Usury Law, Payday Loans, and Statutory Sleight of Hand: An Empirical Analysis of American Credit Pricing Limits,” as part of an International Research Collaborative on Comparative Consumer Indebtedness, at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, July 28, 2007.
  • Acted as plenary speaker, at the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on June 19, 2007 where he gave a presentation entitled “The Mythology of American Usury Law.”
  • Published an article, “Predatory Structured Finance,” in the Cardozo L. Rev.
  • Published an article, “Preemption, Agency Cost Theory, and Predatory Lending by Banking Agents: Are federal regulators Biting off More than They Can Chew?” in the American Law Review.
  • Named Consumer Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators.

John Plummer
Assistant Dean for Administrative Affairs

  • Provided substantial administrative support for the SEALS annual meeting held July 29-Aug. 4.

Stephen J. Powell
Director, International Trade Law Program

  • Served on a panel on the topic of “Addressing Transnational Collaboration in the Law School Curriculum” at the SEALS annual meeting held July 29- Aug. 4.

Elizabeth A. Rowe
Assistant Professor

  • Presented a paper on “Filling the DMCA Void: A Take-Down Provision for Trade Secrets” at the SEALS annual meeting held July 29- Aug. 4.
  • Presented her paper, “Exploring A Take-Down Provision for Trade Secrets on the Internet,” at the 2007 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference in Chicago on Aug. 9.

Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O’Connell Chair; Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry; Adjunct Professor, University of South Florida Mental Health Institute; Associate Director, Center for Children and Families

  • Published his article, “Lying and Confessing” in 39 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 1275 (2007).
  • Published “Teaching Transnational Law and Regulation of the Police” in 56 J. L. Educ. 452 (2007).
  • Gave talk on “Government Data Mining and the Fourth Amendment,” at the University of Chicago Law School (June 15).
  • Gave talk on “Dangerousness and Capital Sentencing,” at the International Conference on Psychiatry and Law, Padua, Italy (June 27).
  • Gave talk on “Creating a Law of Counts,” at the SEALS Conference, Amelia Island (July 30).
  • Acted as the “defense attorney” in a mock trial of the death penalty at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, in San Francisco (August 17).
  • Named an inaugural Honorary Distinguished Member of the American Psychology-Law Society.

Danaya C. Wright
Professor

  • Selected to receive a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship Award for 2007-09. These professorships recognize faculty who have established a distinguished record of research and scholarship that is expected to lead to continuing distinction in their field.

 

UF Law Faculty in the News

Christopher PetersonChristopher L. Peterson
Associate Professor

  • Kansas City.com, August 20. His study, “Usury Law, Payday Loans, and Statutory Sleight of Hand: An Empirical Analysis of American Credit Pricing Limits,” was referred to by a guest columnist discussing problems with debt and payday loans in society today. Peterson reference states: “In virtually every measurable way, usury law has become much more lax since 1965. . In 1965 banks were bound to comply with all state usury laws. Today banks are free to charge whatever interest rate they choose within the loose and changing tolerances chosen by banking regulators for their safety and soundness guidelines. .Today, at least 36 states have laws allowing lenders to charge over 300 percent.”
  • Sydsvenskan, August 21. Quoted in an article published in Sweden’s largest daily newspaper over mortgage brokers and the causes of the sub-prime mortgage market meltdown.

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