Levin College of Law

Elizabeth T. Lear

Professor of Law

(352) 273-0660



J.D., University of Michigan (magna cum laude)
B.A., University of North Carolina (with honors)

Teaching & Scholarship

Criminal Law, Federal Practice, Civil Procedure



  • Federalism, Forum Shopping and the Foreign Injury Paradox, 51 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 87 (2009) [SSRN]
  • National Interests, Foreign Injuries and Forum Non Conveniens, 41 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 559 (2007)
  • Congress, the Federal Courts, and Forum Non Conveniens: Friction on the Frontier of the Inherent Power, 91 Iowa L. Rev. 1147 (2006) [SSRN]
  • Contemplating the Successive Prosecution Phenomenon in the Federal System, 85 J. Crim. L. & Criminology. 625 (1995)