Faculty scholarships and activities

Published: November 8th, 2010

Category: News

Stu Cohn
Associate Dean, International Studies
A new edition of Cohn’s two-volume treatise, Securities Counseling for Small and Emerging Companies, has just been published by Thomson/West.

Elizabeth Dale
Affiliate Professor of Law
Dale gave a paper titled “The Su Bao Case and the Layers of Everyday Citizenship in Shanghai, 1900-1905” at the Multilevel Citizenship Conference at Glendon College, York University, Toronto, and a paper titled “Putting ‘Liberty’ in its Place: Discussions of ziyou, Slavery, and Sovereignty in Turn-of-the-Century China” at the American Bar Foundation/U. Illinois Legal History Seminar.

Jeffrey Harrison
Stephen C. O’Connell Chair
Harrison presented a paper titled “Privacy, Copyright, and Letters,” at a conference on transparency, secrecy, and the Internet at Elon Law School; and a paper entitled “Regulation, Deregulation and Happiness” at a conference honoring Paul Verkuil at Cardozo Law School.

Robert Jerry
Dean, UF Law; Levin Mabie & Levin Professor of Law
“JBA hosts ‘Dueling Deans,’ Welcomes judges from First DCA” (Nov. 1, 2010, Financial Review & Daily Record)

Dean Jerry was quoted in this article about the “Dueling Deans” Georgia-Florida themed luncheon Friday, Oct. 29. Jerry and former University of Georgia Law Dean David Shipley both presented arguments addressing both the school’s football teams and moot court competitions.

From the article:
University of Florida Levin College of Law Dean Robert Jerry presented a case, based on numerous statistics, on why the Gators would win the game Saturday.

“The most important question on everyone’s mind is who will win the game Saturday,” said Jerry. “Since the beginning of the competition 30 years ago, the winner of the moot court has lost the football game about 70 percent of the time.” (Georgia lost to Florida Saturday.)

Joseph Little
Professor Emeritus
TV segment, “Before you vote…Alachua County charter amendments breakdown” (Nov. 1, 2010, WCJB TV-20)

This segment offered a primer for the Alachua County charter amendments on Tuesday’s ballot. Little addressed Amendment 3 on the ballot.

From the piece:
The purpose of this item is to permit the people of one city, whether it’s the City of Gainesville, or the City of Micanopy, or the City of Lacrosse, to veto a matter that might need county wide regulation.

Diane Mazur
Professor of Law
“Retired chaplains warn against ‘don’t ask’ repeal” (Oct. 29, 2010, Associated Press)

Retired military chaplains have said that if the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is thrown out, current chaplains will not be able to serve both God and the military because their faith considers homosexuality a sin. Some churches have threatened to withdraw their endorsements if the policy, making their clergy ineligible to serve as chaplains also.

From the article:
A good military chaplain must minister to everyone, said Diane Mazur, a retired Air Force captain and University of Florida Law Professor who specializes in interaction between civilian and military law. “It’s really very different than in the civilian world, and repealing ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ doesn’t really change that basic difference.”

Winston P. Nagan
Samuel T. Dell Research Scholar Professor of Law; Affiliate Professor of Anthropology; Founding Director, Institute for Human Rights and Peace Development

Winston Nagan’s contribution “Human Rights and Employment” has appeared in Volume 1, No. 1 of CADMUS, a journal of the World Academy of Art and Science, at pp. 49-52.

“Tea Party agenda and right-wing extremism” (Oct. 29, 2010, The Gainesville Sun)Nagan contributed an op-ed article to The Gainesville Sun in which he addressed his concerns about the motivations and philosophies behind the Tea Party movement.

From the article:
Perhaps the best that we can glean from the Tea Party crowd is that their disjunctive and uncoordinated message is really a single issue: that they oppose a black President, and that, like Sen. Mitch McConnell indicated, they will spend the next two years trying to ensure that Obama will not be an 8-year president.

Don Peters
Professor of Law
Peters has published “It Takes Two to Tango, and to Mediate: Legal Cultural and Other Factors Influencing United States and Latin American Lawyers’ Resistance to Mediating Commercial Disputes,” in 9 Richmond Journal of Global Law & Business 381 (2010).

Leonard Riskin
Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law
Riskin gave a talk on “The Negotiation Within” at the Dispute Resolution Research Center, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Danny Sokol
Assistant Professor of Law
Sokol contributed a chapter entitled “International Antitrust Institutions” in Cooperation, Comity, and Competition Policy (Andrew T. Guzman, ed.) Oxford University Press, 2010).

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