Scholarship & Activities

Published: October 2nd, 2006

Category: Students

Meredith Fensom

Director, Law & Policy in the Americas Program

• Published 2006 Latin American Business Environment Report with Terry McCoy.

Alyson Craig Flournoy

Professor; Director of Environmental and Land Use Law Program; UF Research Foundation Professor

• Received a Seed-Funding Grant from UF’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment for her proposal “Next Generation Environmental Law: Incorporating Experience, Science, and Technology to Develop Sustainable Environmental Laws.” The purpose of the grant is to support the development of a major extra- mural grant proposal that would provide the full funding needed to undertake this multi-year project. The seed-funding grant of $17,500 will go towards supporting preliminary research and organizing a roundtable symposium at UF with scholars from around the country next spring.

Barbara Bennett Woodhouse

David H. Levin Chair in Family Law; Professor; Director, Center on Children and Families and Family Certificat eProgram; Co-Director, INstitue for Child and Adolescent Research And Evaluation (ICARE)

• Participated in a roundtable of experts from a wide rage of disciplines convened by Rutgers University in New Jersey to debate the Future of Childhood Studies.

In the News

Thomas T. Ankersen

Director, CGR Conservation Clinic and Costa Rica Law Program; Legal Skills Professor

Key West Citizen, Sept. 18, 2006. Quoted in an article, “Islamorada Sturggles with Saving Marinas,” about a CGR Conservation Clinic study that suggests that enticements alone won’t be enough to curb the conversion of working marinas into waterfront condos, especially in areas like the Keys where market pressure is particularly high.

Fletcher N. Baldwin, Jr.

Chesterfield Smith Professor; Director of UF Center for International Finiancial Crime Studies; Honorary Fellow, Society for Advanced Legal Studies, University of London

Monterey County Herald, Sept. 20, 2006. Quoted in a story  aout the continuing debate over the death penalty that reignited over the execution of convicted cop killer Clarence Hill.

George R. “Bob” Dekle

Legal Skills Professor; Director, Criminal Law Clinic-Prosecution

Palm Beach Post, Sept. 19, 2006. Quoted in story about a 2005 Florida law that allows residents to use deadly force if they feel threatened. Dekle’s interpretation of the law was, “It’s open season on anyone that comes on your property.”  

Mark A. Fenster

Associate Professor

US News & World Report, Sept. 11, 2006. Quoted in a story about the growing popularity of the “9/11 Truth” movement which maintains that 9/11 was a government conspiracy.

South Florida Sun, Sept. 10, 2006. Quoted concerning America’s generalized mistrust of the government in a five part 9/11 story. He cited “populist tendencies” and “discontent with a secretive Bush administration” as reasons why.

The Toronto Star, Sept. 10, 2006. Quoted in a sory about 9/11 conspiracy theories that continue to grow instead of diminish as time goes by.

Alyson Craig Flournoy

Professor; Director of Environmental and Land Use Law Program; UF Research Foundation Professor

The Gainesville Sun, Sept. 18, 2006. Quoted in a story on the effect hurricanes have had on law practice and the need for lawyers to realize that “development in high-hazard areas is not something that can just be looked at and taken for granted.”

Christopher L. Peterson

Associate Professor

Washington Post, Sept. 10, 2006. His research was used in an article about payday lending and its connection to the military. According to Peterson and research partner Stephen Graves, it is statistically impossible for the amount of payday lenders around military bases to be random.

Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom Dedication Coverage

• Media coverage of the Sept. 21 dedication of the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom included the Associated Press, ST. Petersburg Times, Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale), The Bradenton Herald, The Gainesville Sun, The Ledger (Lakeland), The Independent Florida Alligator, WRUF-FM and AM Radio, and WCJB-TV 20.