Faculty scholarship and activities

Published: February 22nd, 2010

Category: News

Jarold H. Israel
Professor Emeritus

  • Spoke to the Orlando Chapter of The Federal Bar Association on Feb. 18. The topic was “Grand Jury Screening & Indictment Challenges.”
 Lea Johnston
Assistant Professor

  • Presented “Wrestling with the Problem: Exploring the Promise of Social Problem-Solving Theory for Representational Competence,” at a Young Criminal Justice Faculty Workshop at Vanderbilt.
 Joe Little
Emeritus Professor; Alumni Research Scholar

 Kenneth Nunn
Professor; Associate Director, Center on Children and Families

  • “Oregon civil rights group offers scholarships to white students” (Feb. 9, Christian Science Monitor)
    Nunn explains why a Oregon civil rights group can offer white students scholarships to study race relations. Historically, the civil rights movement has sought out white allies, says Kenneth Nunn, a law professor at the University of Florida who teaches a course in African-American history and the law. “We have all understood that nothing is going to change in America unless the majority feels it is the right thing to do,” says Professor Nunn. One reason the Oregon group can undertake this initiative, he says, is because they are a private group. “When you are talking about public institutions, it’s very difficult to do anything that is racially targeted,” he says.
 Juan Perea
Cone Wagner Nugent Johnson, Hazouri and Roth Professor

  • Presented on the social construction of the civil rights movement and the implications of its construction at the Mid-Atlantic People of Color Conference at the University of Virginia School of Law.
 Katheryn Russell-Brown
Chesterfield Smith Professor; Director of Center for Study of Race and Race Relations

  • “John Mayer slammed for ‘racist’ remarks in Playboy” (Feb. 10, Us Magazine)
    Russell-Brown provides her opinion regarding John Mayer’s remarks during an interview with Playboy. Katheryn Russell-Brown, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations at the University of Florida and author of The Color of Crime, tells UsMagazine.com that Mayer seems to be saying “black women are not just not his type, they’re not in his class. They’re beneath him.”
Michael Seigel
UF Research Foundation Professor

  • “There’s a fine line between legal contributions and tainted money” (Feb. 10, St. Augustine Record)
    Seigel told the St. Augustine Record that general support for a candidate is acceptable, but support from a certain project, contact or votes is not. “I teach this subject to my students and we debate about it every year,” said Professor Mike Seigel of the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. “It comes down to how specific the understanding is and what the proof is.” He said “general support” for a candidate that is expected to make decisions for the good of the community is acceptable. But “specific support” that is tied to a certain project, contract or vote is not acceptable.
 Michael Siebecker
Associate Professor

  • Gave a talk to the Corporate & Securities Litigation Group titled, “Trust & Transparency: Promoting Efficient Corporate Disclosure Through Fiduciary-Based Discourse.” The talk was based on his article of the same title appearing in the latest issue of the Washington University Law Review.
 Jennifer Zedalis
Legal Skills Professor

  • Feb. 17, 2010, WCJB TV 20 News
    Zedalis was interviewed by Gainesville’s TV 20 News regarding the medical cost of people who are injured by police officers in the line of defense.