Faculty Scholarship & Activities

Published: October 21st, 2013

Category: News

Attila Andrade Jr.
Visiting Professor

Professor Attila Andrade Jr. is departing UF after six years as an international visiting professor. He would like to share the following message with FlaLaw readers:

“I wish kindly use your space to bid farewell to each and all of you, this marvelous faculty and staff of this great University of Florida Levin College of Law. It has been a real privilege to teach here  for long six years under the Foreign Enrichment Law Program as an international Visiting Professor. You all have been very kind to me and I would like to appreciate your kindness and support during all these six years that I have been here. A particular word of praise to my good and loyal friend Prof. Stuart Cohn who has supported and guided me throughout these years; my greatest appreciation to him. I have been so honored to serve this great University and Law School and above all to have been in this great country of yours. To all of you, my appreciation and my farewell. Prof. Attila Andrade Jr.”

Jeffrey L. Harrison
Professor, Stephen C. O’Connell Chair

Harrison presented his paper, “A Nihilistic View of the Efficient Breach,” at a SEALS meeting in August and received a plaque for being one of the winners for best paper submitted in a call for papers.

Robert Jerry
UF Law Dean; Levin Mabie & Levin Professor of Law

“After the recession: Legal profession undergoes sweeping changes” (Oct. 10, 2013, The Miami Herald)

Dean Robert Jerry weighed in on this article that examines in depth a number of challenges the legal profession is currently facing, and how it is meeting those challenges and in some cases, being revolutionized.

From the article:
“The legal market is in an unprecedented state of flux,” says Robert H. Jerry II, dean of the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. “Unless they adapt, many traditional firms will fail.”

Joseph Little
Professor Emeritus

“TPD lawsuits cost city of Tallahassee” (Oct. 12, 2013, The Tallahassee Democrat)

With more than $3 million in lawsuits paid out by the city of Tallahassee since 2009, this article looks at whether an excessive number of lawsuits have been piling up or if it is to be expected in any city.

From the article:
“When your system deprives people of their freedom, throws people in jail and roughs them up you are going to have lawsuits,” said Joseph W. Little, a professor emeritus at University of Florida’s College of Law. “Police departments do their best to avoid it with training and exhortations to police officers.”

“Unpaid interns denied legal sexual harassment protection” (Oct. 16, 2013, The Alligator)

A recent case in which an unpaid intern tried to sue her former company, only to be denied by the judge because she did not qualify as an employee has brought attention to this issue. Little commented on the case.

From the article:
Joseph Little, an emeritus professor at the UF Levin College of Law, also thought the judge had valid reasoning to throw the case out based on the law that was in place.

He did, however, say he was wary of the definition of an employee.

“The thing I would probably disagree with is the conclusion that under the circumstance, the intern was not an employee,” he said.

Omri Y. Marian
Assistant Professor of Law

Marian was interviewed by the Daily Dot for its article “Bitcoin is the offshore tax haven of the future,” which examines the future of bitcoin and draws from Marian’s paper “Are Cryptocurrencies ‘Super’ Tax Havens?

“Bitcoin is the offshore tax haven of the future” (The Daily Dot)

From the article:
According to an essay published earlier this month in the Michigan Law Review, University of Florida law professor Omri Marian predicts future electoral contests may see similar charges hurled at the next generation of well-coiffed plutocrat candidates—except with a virtual wallet full of bitcoins in the place of a P.O. box in a sunny Caribbean locale.

Titled “Are Cryptocurrencies ‘Super’ Tax Havens?,” the article points to how the very nature of Bitcoin, combined with a recent shift in how the United States government deals with foreign banks shielding U.S. citizens from taxation, has the potential to make encrypted, electronic currencies the “weapon of choice for tax evaders.”

D. Daniel Sokol
Associate Professor of Law

Sokol made two presentations at Stanford Law School. He presented his paper “Policing the Firm” at the Stanford Law and Economics workshop. He was also a panelist at the ABA Antitrust /IP Conference at Stanford Law School where he spoke on “Enforcing IP Rights and Defending Business Practices at Home and Abroad” regarding antitrust issues in standard essential patents and FRAND.