Faculty Scholarship & Activities: August 26, 2013

Published: August 26th, 2013

Category: News

Daniel H. Aronson
Adjunct Professor

Aronson’s article “SEC Lifts Ban on General Solicitation in Private Securities Offerings, Adopts ‘Bad Actor’ Disqualification Rules and Proposes New Exempt Offering Filing and Disclosure Requirements” has been accepted for publication in the September-October 2013 issue of Corporate Finance Review.

Additionally, Aronson has been named by Best Lawyers as 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in two categories: Miami Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law and Miami Venture Capital Law.

Fletcher Baldwin
Professor Emeritus

Baldwin was quoted in “Advocates: Florida will have gay marriages someday.” (July 6, 2013, The Tampa Tribune).

Charles W. Collier
Professor of Law, Affiliate Professor of Philosophy 

Collier’s article, “The Death of Gun Control: An American Tragedy,” has been accepted for publication in Critical Inquiry (forthcoming 2014), a leading refereed scholarly journal and is now available online. “The Death of Gun Control: An American Tragedy” (Critical Inquiry).

On July 16, his commentary, “On the Zimmerman Case Verdict . . .,” was published in In the Moment: The Critical Inquiry Blog. “On the Zimmerman Case Verdict. . .” (In the Moment: The Critical Inquiry Blog)

Jeffrey Davis
Professor of Law; Gerald A. Sohn Research Scholar

Davis was quoted in “Experts say Tampa charity’s contracts might not withstand legal scrutiny.” (June 24, 2013, Tampa Bay Times).

Bob Dekle
Director, Criminal Prosecution Clinic; Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center; Master Lecturer

Dekle was quoted in the following:

“Zimmerman Defense Waives Right to Pre-Trial ‘Stand Your Ground’ Immunity Hearing” (May 1, 2013, Guns.com)

“Trayvon Martin texts, photos: Might they change Zimmerman trial?” (May 23, 2013, The Christian Science Monitor)

“Day 1 of Zimmerman trial sees challenges in jury selection” (June 10, 2013, The Alligator)

“Prospective Juror E-81: George Zimmerman is innocent” (June 13, 2013, The Christian Science Monitor)

“Zimmerman trial: Prosecutors can call him a ‘vigilante,’ judge says” (June 21, 2013, The Christian Science Monitor)

“George Zimmerman trial: Six women weigh a silent man’s future” (July 13, 2013, Christian Science Monitor)

“Despite backlash, ‘stand your ground’ laws did not apply to Zimmerman case” (July 15, 2013, Tampa Bay Times)

“George Zimmerman verdict: ‘Not guilty’ in death of Trayvon Martin” (July 13, 2013, Christian Science Monitor)

“Baxley: Prosecutors misinterpret Stand Your Ground law” (Aug. 12, 2013, The Gainesville Sun)

Nancy Dowd
Professor of Law, David H. Levin Chair in Family Law; Director, Center on Children & Families

On July 3-5, Dowd presented “Reflections on the Baby Veronica case,” at the Second International Family Law and Practice Conference entitled “Parentage, Equality and Gender” in London.

On June 14 and 15, she presented “A New Vision for Juvenile Justice,” during “Privatization, Globalization, and Personal Responsibility, A Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative Workshop” at Lund University in Lund, Sweden.

Additionally, her work “Conceptualizing Elder Law,” was published in Different Approaches to Elder Law:  Introduction to the Norma Elder Law Research Environment. The cite is 2013 (Numhauser-Henning, ed) (Norma Elder Law Workshop Lund 19 March 2013).

A revised, edited version of Dowd’s previously published article, “Asking the Man Question:  Masculinities Analysis and Feminist Theory, in Exploring Masculinities: Feminist Legal Theory Reflections,” edited by Michael Thomson and Martha Fineman, is set to come out at the end of summer.

On June 29, her article, “What Men? The Essentialist Error of The End of Men,” was published in Boston University Law Review. The cite is 93 Boston University Law Review 101 (symposium issue on The End of Men by Hanna Rosin) (2013).

Mark Fenster
Professor of Law; Cone, Wagner, Nugent, Hazouri & Roth Tort Professor

Fenster was quoted in the following:

“High Court’s Fla. Wetlands Case Could Upend Takings Law” (May 24, 2013 Law360.com)

“U.S. Supreme Court sides with Orange County landowner in property-rights case” (June 25, 2013, The Orlando Sentinel).

Jeffrey Harrison
Stephen C. O’Connell Chair; Professor of Law

Harrison was quoted in “O’Bannon suit seeks to upend college sports” (June 18, 2013, Tampa Bay Times).

Darren Hutchinson
Stephen C. O’Connell Chair; Professor of Law

Hutchinson was quoted in the following:

“Civil Case Against Zimmerman In Florida Has Little Chance Of Success” (July 14, 2013, BuzzFeed.com)

“Zimmerman can legally retrieve gun he used to shoot Martin” (July 14, 2013, MSNBC)

“Zimmerman will likely get his gun back, if he requests it” (July 14, 2013, NBC News.com)

“Despite backlash, ‘stand your ground’ laws did not apply to Zimmerman case” (July 15, 2013, Tampa Bay Times)

“Second Zimmerman prosecution isn’t the answer” Op-Ed (July 17, 2013, Tampa Bay Times)

“Feds target ‘stand your ground’ laws, but what can they do?” (July 18, 2013, Christian Science Monitor)

Joseph Jackson
Senior Legal Skills Professor

Jackson was quoted in “A Tour of Gainesville’s Prison-Turned-Homeless Shelter” (June 25, 2013, WUFT News, 89.1 FM).

Michelle Jacobs
Professor of Law; Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center

Jacobs was quoted in “Florida House fights for payback for revenge-porn victims” (April 15, 2013, The Alligator)

Robert Jerry
UF Law Dean; Levin Mabie & Levin Professor of Law

Dean Jerry was quoted in “UF law school unveils environmental fellowship” (May 24, 2013, The Gainesville Sun).

Shani King
Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of Center on Children and Families

King’s article, “Alone and Unrepresented: A Call to Provide Counsel for Unaccompanied Minors,” was published April in the Harvard Law School Journal on Legislation. The cite is 2013 Harvard Law School Journal on Legislation vol. 50, No. 2. “Alone and Unrepresented: A Call to Provide Counsel for Unaccompanied Minors,” (Harvard Law School Journal on Legislation)

Christine Klein
Chesterfield Smith Professor; Director, LL.M. Program in Environmental & Land Use Law

Klein was quoted in “Long battle likely if Florida takes water fight to U.S. Supreme Court, experts say” (Aug. 19, 2013, The Florida Current).

Lyrissa Lidsky
Stephen C. O’Connell Chair; Associate Dean for International Studies

Lidsky was quoted in the following:

“Florida House fights for payback for revenge-porn victims” (April 15, 2013, The Alligator)

“Patriotism, Profanity and Principles” Co-author of op-ed (May 6, 2013, The National Law Journal)

“For politicians, Twitter remains a learning process” (May 16, 2013, The Christian Science Monitor)

Joseph Little
Professor Emeritus

Little was quoted in the following:

“Tavares mayor worked as subcontractor on city’s new train station” (April 27, 2013, Orlando Sentinel)

“The savings and potential legal questions of full-time substitutes” (June 23, 2013, Ocala Star-Banner)

“‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Under Scrutiny Post-Zimmerman Verdict” (July 15, 2013, NPR)

“Conflicts of interest: Law can be dilemma for officials” July 17, 2013, News-Press)

Tom Lin
Assistant Professor of Law; Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center

In May, Lin’s article “The New Investor,” was published by UCLA Law Review. The cite is 60 UCLA L. Rev. 678 (2013). His work was cited by SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar in a speech at an open meeting in Washington, D.C., found at http://www.sec.gov/news/speech/2013/spch050113laa.htm (see footnote 31).

Omri Y. Marian
Assistant Professor of Law

On April 13, Marian presented his paper “Jurisdiction to Tax Corporations” at the 16th annual Critical Tax Theory Conference hosted by UC-Hastings.

On May 10, he participated in Lincoln-Douglas style debate on the future of corporate tax reform, organized by the Teaching Taxation Committee of the ABA Section of Taxation as part of the ABA Section of Taxation May Meeting in Washington, D.C.

On May 23, Marian presented his work-in-progress “Consult Your Own Tax Advisor: Rethinking Tax Disclosure in Registered Offerings” at the Eighth Annual Junior Tax Scholars Workshop at the University of Miami School of Law.

On July 29, he published “Meaningful Corporate Tax Residence” in Tax Notes. The cite is 140 Tax Notes 471.

On Aug. 5, he also presented his work-in-progress, “Consult Your Own Tax Advisor: Rethinking Tax Disclosure in Registered Offerings” at SEALS 2013.

Marian’s article, “Meaningless Comparisons: Corporate Tax Reform Discourse in the United States,” published in December 2012 in Virginia Tax Review was featured in the peer-selected list “Notable Corporate Tax Articles of 2012,” in Tax Notes. The cite is 139 Tax Notes 650, 651-652 (2013).

Marian was quoted in “Bitcoin: Tax Evasion Currency” (Aug. 7, 2013, Forbes.com).

Amy R. Mashburn
Professor of Law; Director, Lawyering and Professionalism Program

On April 7 and 8, Mashburn participated in a roundtable discussion on “Civility in the Courts” moderated by columnist and political analyst Mark Shields and gave a presentation the following day on her article “Making Civility Democratic” at the National Judicial College’s 50th anniversary conference in Philadelphia.

Mashburn was quoted in “Even Belvin Perry can’t escape pull of Casey Anthony case” (May 17, 2013, Orlando Sentinel).

Diane H. Mazur
Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Florida College of Law

Diane H. Mazur’s article, “Judicial Deference Broke the Military,” was published in the faculty-edited journal Green Bag.  The journal specializes in short-form legal writing freed from the expectations of traditional law reviews.  Mazur’s article is part of a micro-symposium on judicial review:  Is it better to err on the side of more review, or less?

Micro-Symposium, Green Bag 2013.

Mazur was quoted in “Remark by Obama Complicates Military Sexual Assault Trials” (July 13, 2013, The New York Times).

Jon Mills
Professor of Law; Dean Emeritus; Director, Center for Governmental Responsibility

Mills was quoted in “UF law school unveils environmental fellowship” (May 24, 2013, The Gainesville Sun).

Martin J. McMahon Jr.
James J. Freeland Eminent Scholar in Taxation and Professor of Law

Throughout the summer, McMahon published several works including: 2013-2 Cumulative Supplement to Federal Income Taxation of Individuals, Third Edition; 2013 Cumulative Supplement to Federal Income Taxation, Cases and Materials, Sixth Edition; 2013 Cumulative Supplement to Federal Income Taxation of Business Organizations, Fourth Edition; 2013 Cumulative Supplement to Federal Income Taxation of Corporations, Third Edition; 2013 Cumulative Supplement to Federal Income Taxation of Partnerships and S Corporations, Fifth Edition.

McMahon presented May 2 at the University of North Carolina School of Law 25th Annual Tax Institute, Chapel Hill, N.C., on “Recent Developments in Federal Income Taxation” with Prof. Daniel Simmons.

He also presented “Recent Developments in Federal Income Taxation” during the April 27 Florida Bar Tax Section Meeting in Gainesville.

Michael Moore
Adjunct Professor; Reference Librarian, LIC

Moore was quoted in “Put a ring on it and didn’t want it, so engagement ring suits ensue in Collier, U.S.” (May 26, 2013, Naples Daily News).

Bob Murphy
Adjunct Professor

Murphy was quoted in the following :

“Don’t buy for a minute the notion that Florida is unfriendly to business” (June 17, 2013, Orlando Sentinel)

“KEL’s stint on Orlando skyline comes to an end” (July 2, 2013, The Orlando Sentinel)

Winston Nagan
Samuel T. Dell Research Scholar Professor of Law

In April, Nagan published “The Right to Development” in Cadmus Journal Issue 6, Part 1. “The Right to Development” Cadmus Journal

Nagan also published, “Protecting the Economic Patrimony of Indigenous Nations,” in Policy Sciences. The cite is 46 (2) Policy Sciences 143-159 (2013). “Protecting the Economic Patrimony of Indigenous Nations” Policy Sciences

He also published two chapters: “Recognition of Palestinian Statehood: An Interest for All,” and “Palestinian Independence vs. the Independence of Namibia and the American Foreign Policy,” with Aitza M. Haddad in Palestine Membership in the United Nations: Legal and Practical Implications. The cite is Mutaz Qafisheh, ed. Cambridge Scholars Pub. (2013).  

On June 3, Nagan presented a paper, “Global Governance: A New Paradigm for the Rule of Law,” at a conference, “Opportunities and Challenges of the 21st Century,” held by The United Nations Office at Geneva and World Academy of Art and Science in Geneva.

Jason Nance
Assistant Professor of Law; Associate Director, Center on Children and Families

Nance was quoted in “Surveillance Cameras Gain Ground in Schools” (May 31, 2013, Education Week).

Kenneth Nunn
Professor of Law; Associate Director, Center on Children and Families; Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center

Nunn was quoted and/or appeared in the following:

“Case of Race: George Zimmerman Trial” (June 7, 2013, WCJB TV-20)

“Sides debate whether Scott should sign ‘Timely Justice Act’” (May 23, 2013, The Gainesville Sun)

“Attorneys winnow hundreds of potential jurors for Zimmerman trial” (June 12, 2013, Voice of Russia radio)

“Zimmerman trial enters eighth day; will prosecution prevail” (July 4, 2013, Voice of Russia radio)

“Untangling The Legal Issues In The Zimmerman Case” (July 14, 2013, NPR)

“Law Professor: Here’s How I Would Have Prosecuted George Zimmerman” (July 14, 2013, Business Insider)

“Further Legal Action Against Zimmerman Would Be Tough” (July 14, 2013, The Wall Street Journal)

“Feds Weigh Charging Zimmerman in Killing” (July 14, 2013, The Wall Street Journal)

“Usa, l’integrazione dei neri ancora non e complete” (July 16, 2013, Lettera43.com – Italian publication)

“Feds have no hate crime case against Zimmerman” (July 15, 2013, Voice of Russia radio)

“The ‘Next Trayvon Martin Case’ Could Turn Out Very Differently” (Aug. 9, 2013, Business Insider)

Leonard Riskin
Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law

In April, Riskin received the Award for Outstanding Scholarship from the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution in Chicago. He also made a presentation and moderated a panel, “Managing the ‘Negotiation’ Within: How Mediators Can Work with Our Many Subpersonalities,” and presented “Discovering and Balancing Empathy” on a panel on empathy in law.

In March, he co-conducted a workshop, “Mindfulness for Conflict Resolvers” at the University of Maryland School of Law.

In February, he made a presentation, “Inner and Outer Conflict: Managing Subpersonalities,” at the University of Colorado School of Law in the faculty colloquium series.

In December 2012, he co-conducted at workshop entitled “Inner and Outer Conflict: Understanding and Managing Sub-Personalities in Mediation and Elsewhere” sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution-Chicago and Northwestern University School of Law.

Katheryn Russell-Brown
Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law; Director, Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations; Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center

Russell-Brown was quoted in “State Rep. Watson working on repeal or amend ‘stand your ground’ law” (July 25, 2013, The Gainesville Sun).

D. Daniel Sokol
Associate Professor of Law

On April 25, Sokol’s op-ed “The Antitrust-Busters With Gavels” was published in the Wall Street Journal.

“The Antitrust-Busters With Gavels” Wall Street Journal

Sokol also published a column in Forbes (China Edition) with Christine Varney, the head of Cravath’s antitrust practice, about the Chinese Anti-monopoly Law.  “Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law” Forbes.

Sokol also was quoted in the following:

“Insight: Flexing antitrust muscle, China is a new merger hurdle” (May 2, 2013, Reuters)

“Royal Caribbean Vote Pits Chairman Against Biggest Holder” (May 22, 2013, Bloomberg.com)

“Carnival’s Arison Steps Down as CEO After Cruise Mishaps” (June 25, 2013, Bloomberg.com)

“Goldman, LME face new U.S. legal front on aluminum storage” (Aug. 4, 2013, Reuters)

Lee-Ford Tritt
Professor of Law; Director, Center for Estate Planning; Director, Estates & Trusts Practice Certificate Program; Associate Director, Center on Children and Families 

For the fifth year in a row, Tritt was named Professor of the Year by the John Marshall Bar Association (JMBA). Tritt also received leadership positions with the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law and was named vice chairman on the Non-Tax Estate Planning Considerations Committee.

He was also quoted in the following:

“Brenda Heist: How to come back from the dead” (May 2, 2013, BBC News Magazine)

“Mixed benefits of DOMA decision for gay couples in Florida” (June 30, 2013, Tampa Bay Times)

“Gainesville Gay Rights Activists Celebrate SCOTUS Decision on Steps of City Hall” (June 27, 2013, WCJB TV-20)

“Local Reaction on Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling” (June 26, 2013, GTN News)

“When Is a Sperm Donor a Dad?” (Aug. 14, 2013, Slate.com)

Steven J. Willis
Professor of Law

Willis wrote the large majority of a fifth circuit brief that deals with transferee liability and gift taxes. He will soon publish an article on it with two co-authors.

On April 18, he spoke at the Gainesville Initiative Conference held at the Hilton about “The Rule of Law.” The daylong event focused on local government regulation.

On April 24th, Willis participated in a panel discussion at the Secular Coalition of America in Washington, D.C. The topic involved reporting requirements for churches as well as church audit rules.

In April, Willis also completed his article “Taxes and Religion: The Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Cases,” which he has submitted to several journals.

On May 7, he was part of a panel organized by the Beckett Fund for Religious Freedom held at Catholic University College of Law in Washington, D.C. The event involved a mock hearing designed to help prepare appellate litigators for upcoming argument before the 10th Circuit regarding a preliminary injunction application in the Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius case.

Twice in the spring he spoke at John Locke Initiative functions held at UF and attended by approximately 100. In each case, he spoke about the Initiative and its plans and introduced a guest speaker.

Jennifer Zedalis
Director, Trial Practice; Senior Legal Skills Professor; Coordinator, Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender CLE Course; Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center

Zedalis was quoted and/or appeared in the following:

“Day 1 of Zimmerman trial sees challenges in jury selection” (June 10, 2013, The Alligator)

“UF expert: Challenges on both sides in seating Zimmerman jury” (June 10, 2013, The Gainesville Sun)

“Case of Race: George Zimmerman Trial” (June 7, 2013, WCJB TV-20)

“‘Stand Your Ground Laws’ may encourage racial profiling expert says” (July 17, 2013, Voice of Russia radio)

“U.S. ‘stand your ground’ laws unlikely to budge” (July 19, 2013, CBC News)

Wentong Zheng
Assistant Professor of Law

Zheng was quoted in “Chinese Decision Against J&J Signals Increased Risks to Antitrust Exposure” (Aug. 7, 2013, Bloomberg News).