Faculty Scholarship Winter 2008

Mary Jane Angelo

Associate Professor

  • Published article, “Regulating Evolution for Sale: An Evolutionary Biology Model for Regulating the Risks Posed by Genetically Modified Organisms,” 42 Wake Forest Law Review 93 (2007).
  • Published article, “Reforming the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, CPR for the Environment: Breathing New Life into the Nation’s Major Environmental, Center for Progressive Reform” (2007).
  • Presented a talk titled, “United States Administrative Law and United States Alternative Dispute Resolution Law,” CURSO : O Direito Norte-Americano (e a Common Law), in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  • Presented paper, “Integrating Emergy Synthesis into Environmental Law,” at the Lewis and Clark Law and Science Forum.

Tom Ankersen

Legal Skills Professor and Conservation Clinic Director

  • Published article, with Thomas Ruppert, “Defending the Polygon: The Emerging Human Right to Communal Property,” 59 Oklahoma Law Review 681-757 (Winter 2006).

Yariv Brauner

Associate Professor

  • UF’s “young scholar” presenter at the 2008 SEALS Conference.

Stuart R. Cohn

Associate Dean for International Studies; Professor; Gerald A. Sohn Scholar; Director of International and Comparative Law Certificate Program

  • Revised treatise, Securities Counseling for Small and Emerging Companies (2007 ed. Thomson/ West).

Charles W. Collier

Professor; Affiliate Professor of Philosophy

  • Spoke at panel on “Affirmative Action: Grutter and Beyond” at the SEALS annual meeting.
  • Published article, “Terrorism as an Intellectual Problem,” 55 Buffalo Law Review (December 2007).

Elizabeth Dale

Affiliate Professor of Law, Levin College of Law; Associate Professor of Constitutional and Legal History, Department of History

  • The Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law accepted her article, “Employee Speech & Management Rights: A Counterintuitive Reading of Garcetti v. Ceballos,” scheduled for publication in the spring volume.
  • Panelist on “Studies of Law at the Intersection of History and Theory” at the Law, Culture and Humanities Annual Conference at Georgetown University Law Center.

George R. “Bob” Dekle

Legal Skills Professor

  • Published book, Prosecution Principles: a Clinical Handbook (1st Ed. Thomson/West, 2007).
  • Spoke at the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association annual conference on the use of technology in the courtroom and also spoke at their homicide prosecution seminar on arguing circumstantial evidence.

Mark Fenster


  • Published article, “Regulating Land Use in a Constitutional Shadow: The Institutional Contexts of Exactions,” 58 Hastings Law Journal 729-776 (2007).
  • Published article, “The Folklore of Legal Biography,” 105 Michigan Law Review 1265-1282 (2007) (review essay).
  • Published article, “Takings, Version 2005: The Legal Process of Constitutional Property Rights,” 9 University Of Pennsylvania Journal Of Constitutional Law 667-744 (2007).
  • Presented “The Dilemmas of Local Transparency” at the Governing in the Sunshine Conference, The Municipal Law Institute and the Center for State and Local Government Law at the Hastings College of the Law.
  • Presented “Thurman Arnold and Legal Theory” at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting.
  • Presented “A Transparent Narrative: The Lives of The 9/11 Commission Report” at the Law & Society Association Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany, and at the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and Humanities Annual Meeting.

Alyson C. Flournoy

Professor; Director of Environmental and Land Use Law Program; UF Research Foundation Professor

  • Published article, “Squandering Public Resources,” a Center for Progressive Reform Report (with Margaret Clune Giblin and Matt Shudtz) (Sept. 2007).

Jeffrey L. Harrison

Stephen C. O’Connell Professor

  • Published two books, Law and Economics: Positive, Normative and Behavioral Perspectives (Thomson/West, 2nd Ed., 2007) and Law and Economics in a Nutshell (Thomson/West, 4th Ed., 2007).
  • Sat on “Teaching Socio-Economics in Law Schools” panel at the SEALS annual meeting.

Berta Esperanza Hernandez-Truyol

Levin Mabie and Levin Professor; Associate Director, Center on Children and Families

  • Sat on “Addressing Transnational Collaboration in the Law School Curriculum” panel at the SEALS annual meeting.

Richard H. Hiers

Affiliate Professor Emeritus

  • Published article, “Institutional Academic Freedom or Autonomy Grounded upon the First Amendment: A Jurisprudential Mirage,” 30 Hamline L. Rev. 1-58 (2007).

Thomas R. Hurst

Professor; Sam T. Dell Research Scholar

  • Published article, “Hedge Funds in the 21st Century,” 28 Company Lawyer 228 (2007).

Jerold H. Israel

Professor, Samuel T. Dell Research Scholar

  • Published “Francis Allen—The Gainesville Years,” 59 Florida Law Review No. 3 (p.vii-xv).
  • Published Criminal Procedure and the Constitution, 2007 edition (with Amisar, LaFave, & King) (Thomson/West).
  • Published 2007 Supplement to Modern Criminal Procedure (with Kamisar, LaFave, King & Kerr) (Thomson/West).
  • Published 2007 Pocketpart to Criminal Procedure Hornbook (with LaFave & King) (Thomson/West).

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky

Professor; UF Research Foundation Professor 

  • Mentor for paper presentation by a faculty member at Loyola-LA in the young scholar program at the SEALS annual meeting.
  • Published “Medium-Specific Regulation of Attorney Advertising: A Critique,” with co-author Tera Peterson in the Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Pedro A. Malavet


  • Published new paperback edition of book, America’s Colony: The Political and Cultural Conflict between the U.S. and Puerto Rico (NYU Press 2007).
  • Published a book chapter, [The Story of Downes v. Bidwell:] “The Constitution Follows the Flag … But Doesn’t Quite Catch up With It,” in Race and the Law Stories (Rachel Moran and Devon Carbado, eds., Foundation Press, forthcoming 2007).
  • Sat on Puerto Rico panel at the Latinos and the Law Conference sponsored by Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington.
  • Lectured on “Introduction to United States Civil Procedure” at the CLE program for judges, prosecutors and law professors from several Brazilian states conducted at the Levin College of Law, summer 2007.Lectured on “Introduction to the United States Legal System” at the CLE program for judges and prosecutors in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil, summer 2007.
  • Became part of the Membership Review Committee of the Association of American Law Schools for the 2007- 2009 term.

Diane Mazur


  • Sat on “The Military Commissions Act of 2006, Access to Courts, and the Latest Round of Detainee Litigation” panel at the SEALS annual meeting.
  • Published casebook, Law and Popular Culture: Text, Notes and Questions (LexisNexis 2007) (with Papke and seven other co-authors).
  • Published article, “Military Values in Law,” 14 Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy (2007), part of a special issue on “Gender, Sexuality & the Military” that explored topics such as women in combat, military recruiting on law school campuses, sexual misconduct in the military and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Paul R. McDaniel

James J. Freeland Eminent Scholar in Taxation; Professor

  • Published article, “Territorial vs. Worldwide International Tax Systems: Which is Better for the U.S.,” 8 Fla. L. Rev. 283 (2007) and 62 The Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York 70 (2007).

Jon L. Mills

Professor; Director of Center for Governmental Responsibility; Dean Emeritus

  • Panelist on “The Future of Higher Education in Florida: The Pappas Report” discussion at the Askew annual meeting.
  • Moderated “Grutter and Beyond” panel at the SEALS annual meeting.
  • Appointed to Advisory Commission to the World Justice Project Committee, American Bar Association (2007-08).
  • Presented “Privacy: The Lost Right” at Georgia State Univ. College of Law Faculty Series Lunch.

Winston P. Nagan

Professor; Samuel T. Dell Research Scholar; Director, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Development; Affiliate Professor of Anthropology

  • Participated in a group on the United Nations Bio-Diversity Convention.
  • Participated in the UN Permanent Forum on the Rights of Indigenous People.
  • Participated in a committee on the revision of the Bio-Diversity Convention.
  • Filed petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights concerning the land rights of the Shuar Nation (Ecuador).
  • Gave keynote address, “Transitional Justice in Colombia: The Testing Ground of the Justice and Truth Process,” in Medelin, Colombia.
  • Published article, “Communications Theory and World Public Order: The Anthropomorphic, Jurisprudential Foundations of International Human Rights,” Virginia Journal of International Law 47:3 (with Craig Hammer).
  • Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Princeton Center on War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity.
  • Publishing article, “Globalism from An African Perspective: The Training of Lawyers for a New and Challenging Reality,” in Iowa Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems (forthcoming).

Lars Noah


  • Published article, “Too High a Price for Some Drugs? The FDA Burdens Reproductive Choice,” 44 San Diego Law Review 231 (2007).

William H. Page

Marshall M. Criser Eminent Scholar in Electronic Communications and Administrative Law; Professor

  • Published The Microsoft Case: Antitrust, High Technology and Consumer Welfare (University of Chicago Press 2007) (with John Lopatka).
  • Presented to the legal staff of Microsoft Corp. with John Lopatka, about their new book, The Microsoft Case: Antitrust, High Technology and Consumer Welfare.
  • Sat on “Whither Dr. Miles: After 95 Years, is a Per Se Rule on Resale Price Fixing Still Necessary?” panel at the SEALS annual meeting.
  • Testified about remedies for monopolization at the DOJ/FTC Hearings on Single Firm Conduct.
  • Published Communication and Concerted Action, 38 Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal 405 (2007).
  • Published “Workable Antitrust Remedies, Antitrust Source,” Aug. 2007, www.abanet.org/antitrust/at-source/at-source.html (review of Richard A. Epstein, Antitrust Consent Decrees in Theory and Practice (2007).
  • Spoke on “Whither Dr. Miles: After 95 years, is a per se rule on resale price fixing still necessary?” at the SEALS annual meeting.

Don Peters

Director of Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics; Director of Institute for Dispute Resolution; Trustee Research Fellow; Professor; Associate Director, Center on Children and Families

  • Published book, Juris Types: Learning Law Through Self-Understanding, (with Martha M. Peters) (The Center for Applications of Psychological Type, 2007).
  • Published article, “When Lawyers Move Their Lips: Attorney Truthfulness in Mediation and a Modest Proposal,” 2007 Journal of Dispute Resolution 119.

Christopher L. Peterson

Associate Professor

  • Presented paper, “A Comparative Analysis of the U.S. Subprime Home Mortgage Lending Crisis,” at the Law and Society Association annual meeting at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
  • Presented paper, “Usury Law, Payday Loans, and Statutory Sleight of Hand: An Empirical Analysis of American Credit Pricing Limits,” as part of an International Research Collaborative on Comparative Consumer Indebtedness at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
  • Plenary speaker on “The Mythology of American Usury Law” at the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators annual meeting.
  • Published article, “Predatory Structured Finance,” in the Cardozo Law Review.
  • Named Consumer Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators.
  • Interviewed Guest, “The Dave Ramsey Show” nationally syndicated radio program, 25 September 2007 (half hour radio discussion of usury law and payday lending).
  • Speaker, “Usury Law, Payday Loans, and Statutory Sleight of Hand: Salience Distortion and American Credit Pricing Limits,” University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law Faculty Colloquium Series.
  • Speaker, Subprime Mortgage Lending, Securitization and Federal Consumer Protection Legislation, National Association of Consumer Advocates Home Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Conference.
  • Speaker, “The Financial Mythology of American Usury Law,” Ohio State University, Mortiz College of Law.
  • Published article, “Preemption, Agency Cost Theory, and Predatory Lending by Banking Agents: Are Federal Regulators Biting Off More than They Can Chew?,” 56 American Law Review 515 (2007)
  • Speaker on “Usury Law, Payday Loans, and Statutory Sleight of Hand: Salience Distortion and American Credit Pricing Limits,” at the Second Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies at New York University School of Law. He also spoke on the same topic at the California Consumer Affairs Association 33rd Annual Conference.
  • Speaker on “Subprime Lending Challenges: How We Got Here and Where do We Go From Here,” at the Iowa Finance Authority’s Annual Housing Iowa Conference.

John Plummer

Assistant Dean for Administrative Affairs

  • Provided primary administrative support for the SEALS annual meeting.
  • Serves as the Levin College of Law representative to the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee of the Florida Bar.

Stephen J. Powell

Director, International Trade Law Program

  • Served on “Addressing Transnational Collaboration in the Law School Curriculum” panel at the SEALS annual meeting.

Leonard L. Riskin

Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law

  • Co-taught a Negotiation Institute at Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies with Daniel Shapiro of Harvard Law School and Harvard Medical School.
  • Republished article, “Decision-Making in Mediation: The New Old Grid and the New New Grid System,” 79 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1-53 (2003), which has been translated into Portuguese and published as “Tomada de decisa em mediacao: o novo ‘grafico antigo’ e o sistema do ‘novo grafico novo,’” 4 Estudoa Em Arbitragem, Mediacao E Negociacao. 129-70 (2007). (Published by the University of Brasilia Faculty of Law).

Elizabeth A. Rowe

Assistant Professor

  • Republished article, “The Experimental Use Exception to Patent Infringement: Do Universities Deserve Special Treatment?” 59 Maine Law Review 283 (2007), which first appeared in 57 Hastings Law Journal 921 (2006).
  • Presented, “The Challenge of Protecting Trade Secret Information in a Digital World,” Symposium on IP Protection for Fact-Based Works at the George Washington University Law School.
  • Presented, “Exploring a Take-Down Provision for Trade Secrets on the Internet,” 2007 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference.
  • Presented, “Exploring a Take-Down Provision for Trade Secrets on the Internet,” SEALS New Scholars Workshop.
  • Presented, “Exploring a Take-Down Provision for Trade Secrets on the Internet,” Jurisgenesis 2007 Conference.

Michael L. Seigel 


  • Published “Bringing Coherence to Mens Rea Analysis for Securities-Related Offenses,” 2006 Wisconsin Law Review 1564 (2006).
  • Published “Some Preliminary Statistical, Qualitative, and Anecdotal Findings of an Empirical Study of Collegiality Among Law Professors,” 13 Widener Law Review 1 (2006).
  • Testified as an Invited Witness before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, during a hearing entitled “Examining Approaches to Corporate Fraud Prosecutions and the Attorney-Client Privilege under the McNulty Memorandum.”
  • Presented as a guest of the Public Ministry of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, during the Ministry’s Commemorative Week 2007 titled, “Lessons Learned from the Prosecution of White Collar Crime in the United States: Pro and Con.”
  • Served as Small Group Leader for the Eighth Judicial Circuit Annual Professionalism Symposium held in Gainesville, Florida.

Michael Siebecker

Assistant Professor

  • Awarded a $5,000 grant for “Enhancement of Sustainability in Instruction” from the University of Florida Committee on Sustainability and the University of Florida College of Law.
  • Published article, “Building a ‘New Institutional’ Approach to Corporate Speech” in the Alabama Law Review (forthcoming).
  • Presented a speech, “Corporate Law and the First Amendment,” before the American Constitution Society at the University of Florida College of Law.
  • Participated in panel, “Commercial Speech and Corporate Power,” at the University of North Carolina School of Law.
  • Upon invitation from the Center for Progressive Reform, helped draft a “white paper” for the Deer Creek Foundation regarding ways to curb excessive corporate influence on American society.
  • Served as a judge for the Pace University Law School, Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship.
  • Served as external reviewer for Stanford University Press regarding upcoming publications.

Christopher 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

  • Published the third edition of Psychological Evaluations for the Courts: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers (w/ Gary Melton and four others) (recently referred to by a reviewer as the “Bible” of forensic mental health law).
  • Article, “The Supreme Court’s Recent Criminal Mental Health Cases: Rulings of Questionable Competence” was the lead piece in the October issue of the ABA’s Criminal Justice Magazine.
  • Published article, “Lying and Confessing,” at 39 Texas Tech Law Review 1275 (2007).
  • Published article, “Teaching Transnational Law and Regulation of the Police” at 56 J. L. Educ. 452 (2007).
  • Published article, “The Liberal Assault on the Fourth Amendment,” 6 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 603 (2007).
  • Spoke on “Government Data Mining and the Fourth Amendment” at the University of Chicago Law School.
  • Spoke on “Dangerousness and Capital Sentencing” at the International Conference on Psychiatry and Law, Padua, Italy.
  • Spoke on “Creating a Law of Counts” at the SEALS Conference.
  • Acted as defense attorney in mock trial of the death penalty at the American Psychological Association annual meeting.
  • Spoke at the Florida Public Defender’s “Life Over Death” conference on “The Death Penalty a and Mental Illness.”
  • Spoke at a meeting of ex-foreign intelligence officers on “Surveillance Law.”
  • Presented the University of Florida’s Constitution Day talk on “The Constitution and Surveillance by the Government.”
  • Presented workshops on Criminal Mental Health Law in Fort Lauderdale and St. Louis.
  • Spoke at Emory Law School’s Public Interest Conference on “Mental Health Law and the Virginia Tech Incident.”
  • Named inaugural Honorary Distinguished Member of the American Psychology-Law Society.
  • Published a book Privacy at Risk: The New Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment (Univ. Chicago Press).

Katheryn Russell –Brown

Director, Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations; Professor

  • Guest Editor of Journal of Criminology and Public Policy, Vol. 6: 1-182, special issue on race and policing (2007).

Michael Allan Wolf

Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law; Professor

  • Published book review, “Looking Backward: Richard Epstein Ponders the ‘Progressive’ Peril,” 105 Michigan Law Review 1233 (2007).
  • Published “2007 Supreme Court Update” and “Chapter 78B: Green Buildings,” Powell on Real Property (Michael Allan Wolf ed. 2007).

Danaya C. Wright


  • Selected to receive a UF Research Foundation Professorship Award for 2007-09. These professorships recognize faculty who have established a distinguished record of research and scholarship that is expected to lead to continuing distinction in their field.
  • Published article, “Rails-to-Trails: Conversion of Railroad Corridors to Recreational Trails,” in Michael Allan Wolf (ed), 78A Powell on Real Property (2007).
  • Published article, “Legal Rights and Women’s Autonomy: Can Family Law Reform in Muslim Countries avoid the Contradictions of Victorian Domesticity?” 5.1 Hawwa: Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World 33-54 (2007).
  • Published article, “The Legacy of Colonialism: Religion, Law, and Women’s Rights in India” (co authored with Varsha Chitnis), which was scheduled to appear in the fall issue of the Washington & Lee Law Review (2007).

Walter Weyrauch

Distinguished Professor; Stephen C. O’Connell Chair; Associate Director, Center on Children and Families

  • Published article, “The Experience of Lawlessness,” 10 New Criminal Law Review 415 (2007).