Levin College of Law

Professors available to speak about election issues

UF Law faculty are available to speak on hot-button issues swirling through the presidential election cycle and topics within contemporary culture. Explore the list below to connect with experts on conspiracy theories, elections, gender bias, immigration and refugees, as well as racial and implicit bias. Click on the names for biographical and contact information.

Conspiracy Theories

Professor Mark Fenster, Cone, Wagner, Nugent, Hazouri & Roth Tort Professor, is author of the forthcoming book The Transparency Fix: Secrets, Leaks, and Uncontrollable Government Information and the recent book Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture. His research has focused on government transparency, regulatory takings and legal intellectual history.


Professor Darren L. Hutchinson, Stephen C. O’Connell Chair, is the author of Dissenting Justice, a blog focused on law and politics. He has written extensively about constitutional law for leading legal journals.

Professor and Dean Emeritus Jon L. Mills is director of UF Law’s Center for Governmental Responsibility, former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and member of the 1998 Florida Constitution Revision Commission.

Gender Bias

Professor Nancy E. Dowd, David H. Levin Chair in Family Law, focuses her research on children and families, race and gender equality, critical race and feminist theory, juvenile justice, fatherhood, and non-marital families.

Racial and Implicit Bias

Professor Nancy E. Dowd, David H. Levin Chair in Family Law, is conducting an in-depth examination of the life course of African-American boys from birth to age 18, as a means to explore race and gender inequalities among children.
Professor Darren L. Hutchinson, the Stephen C. O’Connell Chair, teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, civil rights litigation, law and social movements, LGBT rights, and critical race theory. He has written extensively on the Supreme Court’s equal protection doctrine.

Professor Shani M. King writes and teaches in the areas of international human rights, children’s rights and family law, the role of children’s counsel in various contexts, family autonomy in traditionally underserved populations, immigration law, and legal ethics.

Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown, Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations, teaches, researches and writes at the intersections of race, crime and the sociology of law.

Professor Pedro A. Malavet’s scholarship focuses on the racialization of Latinas/os generally in the United States and specifically on how that affects the citizenship rights of the largest group of U.S. territorial citizens: Puerto Ricans.

Professor Jason P. Nance is a former public school teacher whose legal and empirical research takes advantage of large U.S. Department of Education data sets to identify factors that put students on a pathway from school to prison. Nance serves as reporter for the American Bar Association’s Joint Task Force on Reversing the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

Professor Kenneth B. Nunn explores the intersection of race and criminal justice. He was a consulting editor for the MacMillan Encyclopedia of Race and Racism and a contributor to the World Book Encyclopedia on race, racism and related topics.


Published: November 2nd, 2016

Category: High profile legal issues in the news

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