Faculty Scholarship & Activities

Published: October 22nd, 2007

Category: News

Faculty Scholarship & Activities

Andrew AdkinsAndrew Z. Adkins III
Director of the Legal Technology Institute

  • Adkins and Natalie Kelly, director of law practice management for the State Bar of Georgia, teamed up to give the 2007 ABA Tech Show attendees a how-to check list for conducting a technology assessment and developing a workable technology plan.


George DekleGeorge R. “Bob” Dekle
Legal Skills Professor

  • Delivered a lecture on the subject of Cross Examination to the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference at their Annual Fall Conference in Chattanooga, TN



Michael GordonMichael W. Gordon
John H. & Mary Lou Dasburg Professor of Law

  • Elected to the International Academy of Comparative Law.



Robert JerryRobert H. Jerry, II
Dean; Levin Mabie and Levin Professor

  • Agreed to serve a term on the AALS Committee on Clinical Legal Education.



Juan PereaJuan Perea
Cone Wagner Nugent Johnson, Hazouri and Roth Professor

  • Presented his current research to the Critical Race Theory Colloquium at Northwestern University School of Law on Oct. 14.



Christopher PetersonChristopher Peterson
Associate Professor

  • His draft article titled “Usury Law, Payday Loans, and Statutory Sleight of Hand: An Empirical Analysis of American Credit Pricing Limits” appeared on SSRN’s Legal Scholarship Network’s “Recent Hits” list for papers announced in the last 60 days.


Victoria ReddVictoria Redd
Assistant Editor

  • Book review appeared in the September 2007 issue of The Law and Politics Book Review on L. Hammer, A Foucauldian Approach to International Law: Descriptive Thoughts for Normative Issues.



Michael SeigelMichael L. Seigel

  • Accepted an appointment to serve on the UF Committee on a Civil, Safe and Open Environment, which is the committee formed after the student Tasering incident in September.



Christopher SloboginChristopher 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

  • Spoke on a panel focused on the Virginia Tech shootings and hosted by National Public Radio’s Joanne Silberner at Emory Law School’s Public Interest Conference on Oct. 13.
  • Spoke on a panel entitled “Speaking for the Unforgivable: Death Penalty Mitigation Testmony” at the American Association of Psychiatry and Law meeting in Miami on Oct. 19.


UF Law Faculty in the News

Juan PereaJuan Perea
Cone Wagner Nugent Johnson, Hazouri and Roth Professor

  • Univision, October 2007. Interviewed on the news show “Aqui y Ahora” regarding a Texas town that made Spanish its official language. This was his first interview conducted entirely in Spanish.




Michael SeigelMichael Seigel

  • St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 13. Extensively quoted throughout an article discussing federal prosecutors uphill battle in filing criminal civil rights violation charges against boot camp employees in Panama City for the death of a 14-year-old boy. Seigel said, prosecutors would have to prove that the boot camp employees knew what they were doing and deliberately acted in a manner that caused 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson’s death. “It’s exceedingly rare that the federal government would come in after an acquittal and bring charges,” Seigel said. “They have the power to do so. It’s not seen as double jeopardy. It’s often seen as unfair and overbearing.”
  • St. Petersburg Times, Oct. 13. In a separate article discussing the verdict, Seigel was referred to when discussing the initial statement immediately issued by the U.S. Department of Justice. Seigel said government officials likely used the statement as a measure to calm the community.