2021 UF Law Faculty Highlights
UF Law faculty continue to engage in cutting-edge research on the most pressing issues of our time. Below are select awards and recognition for their scholarship and activities in 2021.
Mary Adkins received the 2021 Rembert Patrick Award for the best scholarly book on a Florida history topic from the Florida Historical Society.
Rachel Arnow-Richman received a Research Promotion Initiative Award from UF’s Office of Strategic Communications & Marketing for her article titled Temporary Termination: A Layoff Law Blueprint for the COVID Era that was published in the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy.
Clay Calvert was named the University of Florida’s Teacher/Scholar of the Year.
Larry DiMatteo was awarded a Fulbright Professorship for 2022. His placement will be at Comenius University in Bratislava where he will lend guidance on “Building a World Class Master of Law program” and the “Internationalization of Slovakian Legal Research.” This is the second time he has been awarded a Fulbright. The first was in 2012 at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Additionally, the U.S. State Department has appointed DiMatteo as a “Fulbright Specialist” for the term June 6, 2021 to August 6, 2025, which makes him eligible to be matched with projects designed by host institutions in over 150 countries globally.
Andrew Hammond received the 2021 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law for his article titled Litigating Welfare Rights: Medicaid, SNAP, and the Legacy of the New Property published in the Northwestern University Law Review. He also won the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2021 Call for Papers Competition for his article titled Territorial Exceptionalism and the American Welfare State, 119 Mich. L. Rev. 1639 (2021).
Rachel Inman received the Law Faculty/Administrator Professionalism Award from the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism and the Standing Committee on Professionalism of The Florida Bar.
Lea Johnston was elected to the American Law Institute.
Charlene Luke was named the Hubert C. Hurst Eminent Scholar Chair in Law at UF Law.
Merritt McAlister received the 2021 AALS Federal Courts Section Best Untenured Article Award for her article titled “Downright Indifference”: Examining Unpublished Decisions in the Federal Courts of Appeals published in the Michigan Law Review.
Grayson McCouch was named the Clarence TeSelle Professor at UF Law.
Kenneth B. Nunn was named the Dr. Patricia Hilliard-Nunn Memorial Racial Justice Term Professor at UF Law.
Bill Page’s article Direct Evidence of a Sherman Act Agreement was one of only four articles nominated in the Concerted Practices category of the 2021 Annual Antitrust Writing Awards.
Robert Rhee testified before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, United States Congress, on July 21, 2021 for a hearing on Bond Rating Agencies: Examining the “Nationally Recognized” Statistical Rating Organizations.
Elizabeth Rowe received a Research Promotion Initiative Award from UF’s Office of Strategic Communications & Marketing for her article titled Regulating Facial Recognition Technology in the Private Sector that was published in the Stanford Technology Law Review. She was also named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
John Stinneford was named the Edward Rood Eminent Scholar Chair at UF Law.
Danaya Wright was named the T. Terrell Sessums and Gerald Sohn Professor in Constitutional Law at UF Law. She also received a Research Promotion Initiative Award from UF’s Office of Strategic Communications & Marketing for her article titled Drone Airspace in Railroad Corridors: Repurposing Nineteenth-Century Property Law for the Twenty-First Century that will be published in the Iowa Law Review.