NOTAS BENE Fall 2008

Faculty Scholarship & Activities

Mary Adkins

Legal Skills Professor

Published “Seven Qualities for Beginning Appellate Attorneys,” 16 The Record (2008) (the journal of the Appellate Practice Section, Florida Bar)

Received scholarship grant from the Association of Legal Writing Directors to support development of an article on the effect of trial courtroom technology on appellate practice and standard of review (2008)

Mary Jane Angelo

Associate Professor

Published “Harnessing the Power of Science in Environmental Law: Why We Should, Why We Don’t, and How We Can,” 86 Texas Law Review 1527 (2008)

Published “Where Did Our Water Go? Give the Law a Chance” (op-ed, with Richard Hamann and Christine Klein), Orlando Sentinel (Sept. 23, 2008) and Ocala Star-Banner (Sept. 28, 2008)

Published “Reforming the Florida Water Resources Act of 1972: Beyond the First 35 Years” (monograph, with Richard Hamann and Christine Klein), in connection with the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida, 2008 Water Congress, Orlando (2008)

Presented “When the Rivers Run Dry: Water Challenges in Florida” (with Richard Hamann and Christine Klein), Common Reading Program, University of Florida (October 2008)

Presented “Stumbling Toward Success: A Story of Adaptive Law and Ecological Resilience,” Symposium on Environmental Resilience and the Law, University of Nebraska College of Law (September 2008)

Presented “The Killing Fields: Reducing the Casualties in the Battle Between U.S. Endangered Species and Pesticide Law,” Vermont Law School (July 2008)

Presented “Agricultural Impacts and the Management of Water Resources: A Case Study of Lake Apopka, Florida,” Annual Conference on Legal and Policy Issues in the Americas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (May 2008)

Fletcher N. Baldwin

Chesterfield Smith Professor Emeritus

Received an Emerald Literati Network 2008 Award for Excellence for publishing the “Outstanding Paper” of 2007, “The Rule of Law: An Essential Component of the Financial War Against Organized Crime and Terrorism in the Americas” (with Theresa A. DiPerna), 14 J. of Financial Crime 405 (2007)

Jonathan R. Cohen

Professor; Associate Director Institute for Dispute Resolution

Presented “Coping with Lasting Social Injustice,” Justice and Policing in Diverse Societies, sponsored by the John Jay College of Criminal Studies and several other universities, Puerto Rico (2008)

Presented “The Benefits and Limitations of Apology” to a statewide web seminar for Florida judges and mediators addressing workers’ compensation claims within the Office of Judges of Compensation Claims (2008)

Stuart R. Cohn

John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Professor; Associate Dean for International Studies

Published “Freeze-Outs and Squeeze-Outs in American and Polish Law: Comparison, Contrasts and Reform Recommendation,” 8 Warsaw University Law Review 38 (2008)

Elizabeth Dale

Affiliate Professor of Law; Associate Professor of Constitutional and Legal History, Dept. of History

Published “People v. Coughlin and Criticism of the Criminal Jury in Late Nineteenth-Century Chicago,” 28 N. Illinois U. L. Rev. 503 (2008) (symposium)

Published “Death or Transformation? Educational Autonomy in the Roberts Court,” 43 Tulsa L. Rev. 725 (2008)

Published “People v. Coughlin and the Criminal Jury in Late Nineteenth-Century Chicago,” 28 Northern Illinois Univ. L. Rev. 503 (2008)

Participated in panel discussion, “Religion Clauses of the First Amendment and Mark deWolfe Howe’s The Garden and the Wilderness, American Academy of Religion National Conference (November 2008)

Jeff Davis

Gerald A. Sohn Term Professor

Presented “Ethical Challenges in the Practice of Bankruptcy Law,” Annual Seminar, Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association (September 2008)

Miami Herald, June 3, 2008

Quoted in an article discussing The Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office plans to begin turning away thousands of cases in the coming weeks, arguing it is so short-staffed and under funded that attorneys can’t effectively cover their assigned cases. Legal experts disagreed on whether public defenders can refuse cases simply because they are overworked. Dekle said, “The first showdown you’re looking at is between the public defenders and the judge and how quick they can get out of jail after the judge puts them in jail for not accepting cases. Refusing to accept appointments in that situation is basically refusing to perform his constitutional duty.” — George R. “Bob” Dekle, Legal Skills Professor

Patricia E. Dilley


Won one of 12 Rockefeller Foundation Innovation Awards ($30,000) to Strengthen Social Security for Vulnerable Groups for her proposal, “Restoring Old Age Income Security for Low Wage Workers.” She accepted the award at a luncheon in New York, and a synthesis of the final papers will be made available to policy makers, congressional staff, executive branch transition teams, and other stakeholder communities (2008)

Nancy E. Dowd 

Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law; Co-director, Center on Children and Families

Participated in panel discussion, “Masculinities Theory and Legal Interpretation,” Southeastern Association of Law Schools Meeting (July 2008)

Moderated two panel sessions, International Society of Family Law, 13th World Conference, Vienna, Austria (September 2008)

Mark Fenster

UF Research Foundation Professor

Published Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture (rev. 2nd ed., University of Minnesota 2008)

Presented “After Lingle,” 11th Annual Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute Litigating Takings Conference, Stanford Law School (November 2008)

Presented “Democratic Property Ownership and the Commodification of Community,” Property Works in Progress Conference, University of Colorado Law School (June 2008)

Presented “The Dilemmas of Local Transparency,” Annual Meeting, Law & Society Association, Montreal (May 2008)

Joan D. Flocks

Director, Social Policy Division, Center for Governmental Responsibility

Testified on “Agricultural Exposures: Pesticide Policy and Farmworkers” before the President’s Cancer Panel (created in 1971 to annually advise the president on cancer policy), Indianapolis, Ind. (October 2008)

Presented “From the Public’s Perspective: Land Use and Socio- Environmental Justice in Florida,” University of Florida / University of Costa Rica Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica (June 2008)

Presented “The Political Economy of Pesticides,” Annual Conference on Legal and Policy Issues in the Americas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (May 2008)

Alyson Flournoy

UF Research Foundation Professor; Alumni Research Scholar; Director, Environmental and Land Use Law Program

Published “Harnessing the Power of Information to Protect Our Public Natural Resource Legacy” (with Heather Halter and Christina Storz), 86 Tex. L. Rev.1575 (2008)

Published “Supply, Demand, and Consequences: The Impact of Information Flow on Individual Permitting Decisions under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act,” 83 Indiana L. J. 537 (2008)

Presented “Protecting a Natural Resource Legacy While Promoting Resilience: Can It Be Done?” University of Nebraska School of Law (September 2008)

Michael K. Friel

Professor; Associate Dean and Director, Graduate Tax Program

Published Taxation of Individual Income (with Martin Burke) (LexisNexis, 8th ed., 2007 & 2008 Supp.)

Published Understanding Federal Income Taxation (with Martin Burke) (3rd ed., 2008)

Published Treatise, Modern Estate Planning (with Martin Burke and Elaine Gagliardi) (2nd ed., 2004 2008)

Michael W. Gordon

John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Professor-Emeritus

Published International Civil Dispute Resolution (with Baldwin, Brand and Epstein) (West. 2nd ed. 2008)

Elected as a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation

Provided expert testimony on foreign law in a trial in the Supreme Court of Bermuda (July 2008)

Richard Hamann

Associate In Law

Published “Where Did Our Water Go? Give the Law a Chance” (op-ed, with Mary Jane Angelo and Christine Klein), Orlando Sentinel (Sept. 23, 2008) and Ocala Star-Banner (Sept. 28, 2008)

Published “Reforming the Florida Water Resources Act of 1972: Beyond the First 35 Years” (monograph, with Mary Jane Angelo and Christine Klein), in connection with the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida, 2008 Water Congress, Orlando, Fla. (September 2008)

Served as an invited delegate at the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida, 2008 Water Congress, Orlando, Fla. (Sept. 25-26)

Presented “When the Rivers Run Dry: Water Challenges in Florida” (Mary Jane Angelo and Christine Klein), Common Reading Program, University of Florida (October 2008)

USA Today, July 3, 2008

Quoted in a front-page story in the USA Today. “In This War, Troops Get a Rousing Welcome Home,” Mazur commented on the relationship between increasingly elaborate celebrations for returning troops and the absence of a military draft: “What motivates these ostentatious displays is the unspoken, almost unconscious guilt over the way military service works now. A narrow slice of Americans serve again and again. It’s as if we’re saying, ‘We will engage in these very public displays of worship, provided you don’t ask us to serve.’ ” — Diane Mazur, Professor of Law

Jeffrey L. Harrison

Stephen C. O’Connell Chair

Published “Wojciech J. Kocot, Comparing Promises: A US and Polish Perspective,” 8 Warsaw University Law Review 72 (2008) Edward Hart Head of Technical Services, Legal Information Center

Published “Hutchinson v. Valdosta: A Supreme Court Battle Over Water Closets,” 16 Southern J. of Legal History (2008)

Presented “Technical Services and the Three R’s: Reinventing, Restructuring, and Renewing” (panelist), Technical Services Special Interest Section, American Association of Law Libraries, Portland, Ore. (July 2008)

Presented “Law Librarianship,” Valdosta State University Masters in Library and Information Science Program (September 2008)

Berta E. Hernandez-Truyol

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

Published “Sex and Globalization,” 11 Harv. Latino L. R. 173 (2008)

Presented “Sanctions and Human Rights,” Conference on the Cuban Embargo and Human Rights, St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Fla. (October 2008)

Participated in the roundtable, “Gender, Cultural Identity, and International Law,” 13th Annual LatCrit Conference: Critical Interrogation of Electoral Systems and the Exercise of the Franchise, Seattle University School of Law (October 2008)

Invited to serve as an advisory committee member for the SSRN journal Discrimination, Law & Justice

Thomas R. Hurst

Sam T. Dell Research Scholar and Professor of Law

Presented “The Role of Credit Rating Agencies in the Current Financial Crisis,” Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime (September 2008) Jerold H. Israel Professor Emeritus

Published Modern Criminal Procedure (with Kamisar et al.) (Thomson/West,12th ed. 2008)

Published Advanced Criminal Procedure (with Kamisar et al.) (Thomson/West, 12th ed. 2008)

Published Criminal Procedure and the Constitution (with Kamisar et al.) (Thomson/West 2008 ed.)

Joseph Jackson

Legal Skills Professor

Published “Approaches to Compromise: A Comparative Analysis of the Constitutions of the United States and the Republic of Poland,” 8 Warsaw University L. Rev. 83 (2008)

Florida Bar News, Sept. 10, 2008

Quoted in an article on how the Department of Justice revises how it deals with corporate probes. Seigel, a member of the Attorney-Client Privilege Task Force who dissented from its recommendations on the DOJ guidelines, praised the new policies and said they would avoid problems that could arise from legislation on the matter.

“I think the new guidelines are actually quite good. I think that the department has listened to its critics . . . ,” he said. “It’s irrelevant whether a company waives its attorney-client privilege, that’s not the issue. The important thing is a corporation wants to claim cooperation, the key is telling the prosecutor everything you know. Whether it’s privileged or not is essentially irrelevant.” — Michael Seigel, Professor of Law

Michelle S. Jacobs


Published UN Shadow Report (U.S. Human Rights Network Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 2008) (contributing author)

Robert H. Jerry III

Dean; Levin Mabie and Levin Professor

Participated on panel “’Say Something New’: New Insights Into and Scholarship About the Goals and Responsibilities of Legal Education,” Annual Meeting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (July 2008)

Appointed to a term on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners Testing Commission, which makes recommendations to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners about what should be tested on The Florida Bar (2008)

Appointed to the “Responsibility Centered Management Committee,” a UF committee charged with exploring the feasibility of introducing an RCM budget model to UF (2008)

Reappointed to the Bar Admissions Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (2008)

Reappointed to the Finance Committee of the University of Florida Foundation (2008) Clifford Jones Associate in Law Research/ Lecturer, Center for Governmental Responsibility

Published “Choices and Voices in the 2008 Election: History is Upon Us,” 19 Univ. Fla. J. Law and Pub. Policy ix (2008)

Published “The Stephen Colbert Problem: The Media Exemption for Corporate Political Advocacy and the ‘Hail to the Cheese’ Stephen Colbert Nacho Cheese Doritos 2008 Presidential Campaign Coverage,” 19 Univ. Fla. J. L, & Pub. Policy 295 (2008)

Dawn Jourdan 

Affiliate Professor of Law; Associate Director, Center on Children and Families; Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning

Published “Through the Looking Glass: Analyzing the Potential Legal Challenges to Form-Based Codes” (with Elizabeth Garvin), J. Land Use & Environmental L. (2008)

Published “Interdisciplinary Tourism Education in Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Theory and Practice” (with Tazim Jamal), in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Theory and Practice (B. Chandramohan & S. Fallows, eds., London: Routledge Falmer 2008)

Published “Grounding Theory: Developing New Theory on Intergenerational Participation in Qualitative Methods for Housing Research” in Qualitative Housing Research Methods (P. Maquin, ed., London: Elsevier 2008)

Presented “The Legal Challenges of Employing a Land Bank to Support Rural Affordable Housing Development” 2008 Joint Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and the Association of European Schools of Planning, Chicago, Ill. (July 2008)

Shani M. King

Assistant Professor; Associate Director, Center on Children and Families

Presented “Challenging MonoHumanism: An Argument for Changing the Way We Think About Intercountry Adoption” at the following conferences: New Scholars Workshop, Southeastern Association of American Law Schools, Palm Beach, Florida (August 2008); Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica (2008); Gender, Family Responsibility and Legal Change Conference, Sussex Law School, Brighton, UK (2008); and Law and Society Annual Meeting, Quebec, Canada (2008)

Moderated panel on “Shifting Family Responsibilities and Legal Change,”Gender, Family Responsibility and Legal Change Conference, Sussex Law School, Brighton, UK (July 2008)

Christine A. Klein 

Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Faculty Development

Published “Water Transfers: The Case Against Transbasin Diversions in the Eastern States,” 25 UCLA J. Envtl. Law & Policy 101 (2008)

Published “Where Did Our Water Go? Give the Law a Chance” (op-ed, with Mary Jane Angelo and Richard Hamann), Orlando Sentinel (Sept. 23, 2008) and Ocala Star-Banner (Sept. 28, 2008)

Presented “When the Rivers Run Dry: Water Challenges in Florida” (with Mary Jane Angelo and Richard Hamann), Common Reading Program, University of Florida (October 2008)

Lyrissa Lidsky

Stephen C. O’Connell Chair

Published “Where’s the Harm?: Free Speech and the Regulation of Lies,” 65 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. (2008)

Published “U.S. Media Law Update,” 13 Media & Arts. L. Rev. (Andrew Kenyon, ed. 2008)

Participated on a panel, “The Phases and Faces of the Duke LaCrosse Controversy,” Annual Meeting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools, Palm Beach, Fla. (July 2008) Quoted in the Aug. 6 edition of Time Magazine regarding the First Amendment implications of a new attorney referral website

Lawrence Lokken

Hugh F. Culverhouse Eminent Scholar in Taxation; Professor

Published “Income Effectively Connected with U.S. Trade or Business: A Survey and Appraisal,” 86 Taxes 65 (March 2008)

Charlene Luke

Assistant Professor

Published “Risk, Return, and Objective Economic Substance,” 27 Va. Tax Rev. 783 (2008)

Pedro A. Malavet


Published “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 2008)

Published “Breaking UF Barriers: 50 Years of Desegregation at UF” (op-ed), Gainesville Sun (Sept. 13, 2008)

Amy R. Mashburn


Published “Can Xenophon Save the Socratic Method?” 30 Thomas Jefferson L. Rev. 597 (2008)

Paul R. McDaniel

James J. Freeland Eminent Scholar in Taxation; Professor

Published Federal Income Taxation, Cases and Materials (with McMahon, Simmons & Polsky) (6th ed.,
Foundation Press 2008)

Published Federal Income Taxation of Business Organizations (with McMahon & Simmons) (Foundation Press, 4th ed. 2006 & 2008 Supp.)

Published Federal Income Taxation of Corporations (with McMahon & Simmons) (Foundation Press, 3d ed. 2006 & 2008 Supp.)

Published Federal Income Taxation of Partnerships and S Corporations (with McMahon & Simmons)(Foundation Press, 4th ed. & 2008 Supp.)

Martin McMahon Jr.

Stephen C. O’Connell Chair

Published “Comparing the Application of Judicial Interpretative Doctrines to Revenue Statutes on Opposite Sides of the Pond,” in Comparative Perspectives on Revenue Law (J.A. Jones, Harris & Oliver, eds., Cambridge University Press 2008)

Published Federal Income Taxation, Cases and Materials (with McDaniel, Simmons & Polsky) (6th ed., Foundation Press 2008)

Published Federal Income Taxation of Business Organizations (with McDaniel & Simmons) (Foundation Press, 4th ed. 2006 & 2008 Supp.)

Published Federal Income Taxation of Corporations (with McDaniel & Simmons) (Foundation Press, 3d ed. 2006 & 2008 Supp.)

Published Federal Income Taxation of Partnerships and S Corporations (with McDaniel & Simmons) (Foundation Press, 4th ed. & 2008 Supp.)

Published “Recent Developments in Federal Income Taxation: The Year 2007” (with Ira B. Shepard & Daniel L. Simmons), 8 Florida Tax Rev. 715 (2008)

Published Federal Income Taxation of Individuals (with Bittker & Zelenak) (Thomson, 3rd edition 2008 Cumulative Supplement No. 2)

Robert C.L. Moffat

Professor; Affiliate Professor of Philosophy

Published “Fairness and Self Interest: Re Forming Immigration Reform,” 13 Nexus 103 (2008)

Jon L. Mills

Professor; Director, Center for Governmental Responsibility; Dean Emeritus

Published Privacy: The Lost Right (Oxford University Press, 2008)

Published “Two Contemporary Privacy Issues in Poland: Liability for Internet Publication and the Registration of Communist Party Affiliation ,” 8 Warsaw University Law Review 110 (2008)

Published “Law Schools as Agents of Change and Justice Reform in the Americas,” 20 Fla. J. of Int’l L. 5 (2008)

Presented “Current Legal Issues and Legal Education in a Global Society” (panelist), Center for American Law Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland (June 2008)

Presented “Legal Education, Professional Responsibility and Ethics” (panelist and moderator), Ninth Annual Conference on Legal and Policy Issues in the Americas, PUC-Rio, Brazil (May 2008)

Served as Rapporteur, American Bar Association, World Justice Project Outreach Meeting, Miami, Fla. (May 2008)

Time Magazine, Aug. 6, 2008

A new Internet site,, plans to help consumers determine whether they actually have a case and help them find an attorney from a list of lawyers who advertise their expertise on the Web site. The attorneys will pay an annual fee of $1,000 to appear on the site. University of Florida Professor of Law Lyrissa Lidsky believes the service “is likely to increase the number of lawsuits.” But, adds Lidsky, who specializes in Internet law and the First Amendment, “It’s a good thing to the extent people are vindicating their legal rights to the extent they didn’t years ago.”

— Lyrissa Lidsky, Professor of Law; UF Research Foundation Professor

Winston P. Nagan

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

Published “Globalism from an African Perspective: The Training of Lawyers for a New and Challenging Reality” (with Marcio Santos), 17 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 414 (2008)

Published “The Rise of Outsourcing in Modern Warfare: Sovereign Power, Private Military Actors, and the Constitutive Process” (with Craig Hammer), 60 Maine L. Rev. 430 (2008)

Presented “Love, Hate and the Human Rights Boundaries of the Law,” The Anthropocene Crisis: Perils and Possibilities of the 21st Century, World Academy of Art and Science Assembly, Hyderabad, India (October 2008)

Presented “Legal Culture Confronts Science in Search of a New Paradigm of Humane Governance,” The Expanding and Constraining Boundaries of Legal Space, Curvature of Time, and the Challenge of Globalization World Academy of Art and Science, Hyderabad, India (October 2008)

Presented “The Problems of Biodiversity and Biopiracy and the Protection of Indigenous Knowledge,” Vivekananda School of Professional Studies (Law School) and Delhi Law School, Delhi, India (October 2008)

Discussed developments under the UN Convention on Biodiversity, Conference of the States Parties, Bonn, Germany (2008)

Presented a paper dealing with the human rights of indigenous people in the Amazon (the case of the Shuar), Conference on the Inclusive Museum (2008)

Lars Noah

Alumni Research Scholar; Professor

Published “The Little Agency That Could (Act with Indifference to Constitutional and Statutory Strictures),” 93 Cornell L. Rev. 901 (2008)

William H. Page

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Marshall M. Criser Eminent Scholar in Electronic Communications and Administrative Law; Professor

Published “Bargaining in the Shadow of the European Microsoft Decision: The Microsoft-Samba Protocol License” (with Seldon J. Childers), 102 Northwestern U. L. Rev. Colloquy 332 (2008)

Participated in “Networks in Communications” (an academic roundtable), Northwestern Law School, Searle Center for Regulation

Presented “Measuring Compliance with Compulsory Licensing Remedies in the American Microsoft Case,” Conference on Remedies for Dominant Firm Misconduct, ABA Antitrust Section (June 2008)

Presented a paper (co-authored with Jeff Childers) about the enforcement of the American Microsoft judgments at the Remedies for Dominant Firm Misconduct Symposium at the University of Virginia (June 2008)

Juan F. Perea

Cone Wagner Nugent Johnson, Hazouri and Roth Professor

Published Latinos and the Law (with Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic) (Thomson/West 2008)

Presented keynote address at Commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle, North Carolina (September 2008)

Presented a faculty colloquium at the University of Georgia Law School (September 2008)

Don C. Peters

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

Published “Yes We Can: Overcoming Barriers to Mediating Private Commercial Disputes” (with Eva Gmurzynska), 8 Warsaw Univ. L. Rev. 122 (2008)

Published “Just Say No: Minimizing Limited Authority Negotiating in Court-Mandated Mediation,” 8 Pepperdine Dispute Resolution L.J. 273 (2008)

Presented “Overcoming Barriers to Transborder Commercial Mediation,” Rio de Janerio (May 2008) and Warsaw, Poland (June 2008)

John Plummer

Assistant Dean, Administrative Affairs

Participated on panel, “Dealing with Difficult Economic Times,” Annual Meeting, Southeastern Association of Law Schools (July 2008) (also supported SEALS executive director and president in organizing and running the conference)

Stephen J. Powell

Lecturer in Law; Director, International Trade Law Program; Affiliate Lecturer, Department of Food and Resource Economics; Affiliate Faculty, Center for Latin American Studies; Faculty, International Agricultural Trade & Public Policy Center

Presented “Land Use Regulation, Foreign Real Estate Investment, and Trade Agreements,” University of Florida / University of Costa Rica Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica (June 2008)\

Presented “Andean Community, MERCOSUR, and UNASUL: A New Opportunity for Linkage of Trade with Labor and Other Human Rights,” MERCOSUL and Civil Society Law Faculty Workshop, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil (May 2008)

Presented “Humanizing Trade’s Economic Benefi ts: An Analysis of MERCOSUL’s Effects on the Environment, Labor Standards, Indigenous Populations, and Health,” Ninth Annual University of Florida Law / PUC-Rio Conference on Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (May 2008)

Leonard L. Riskin

Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law

Published “Is that All There Is?: ‘The Problem’ in Court-Oriented Mediation” (with Nancy A. Welsh), 15 George Mason L. Rev. 863-932 (2008)

Prepared “Mindfulness and Law Practice” (videotaped interview) for video series of cutting edge law (2008)

Presented “Mediation and Mindfulness,” University of Gothenberg and the Lulea Technological University, Sweden (2008)

Presented the keynote address and workshop on mindfulness, New Jersey ADR Day, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2008)

Presented a workshop on mindfulness for conflict resolvers (coled with Rachel Wohl), Pepperdine University Institute for Dispute Resolution (2008)

Presented (with Daniel Shapiro) at the Negotiation Institute at Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies (2008)

Elizabeth A. Rowe

Associate Professor

Published “Proposing a Mechanism for Removing Trade Secrets from the Internet,” 12 J. of Internet Law 3 (2008)

Quoted in Andrew Abramson, “NCAA Trying to Block Fantasy Leagues’ Move Into College Football,” Palm Beach Post (Aug. 27, 2008)

Presented “Who Are These People? New Generation Employees and Trade Secrets,” 2008 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Stanford Law School (August 2008)

Thomas Ruppert

Assistant In Environmental Law

Published “Eroding Long-Term Prospects for Florida’s Beaches: Florida’s Coastal Construction Control Line,” 1 Sea Grant L. & Pol’y J. 65 (2008)

Sharon E. Rush

Irving Cypen Professor of Law

Volunteered at request of Lamba Legal Defense to review and to be named plaintiff, with Erwin Chemerinky and Robert Schapiro, on amicus brief in Embry v. Ryan, an appeal seeking to overturn a Florida trial court’s invalidation of a Washington second-parent adoption (2008)

Provided background information on constitutional issues for Miami Herald story discussing a Key West case in which judge ruled that Florida’s ban on gay adoptions is unconstitutional (2008)

Michael Seigel

Alumni Research Scholar; Professor

Quoted in Gary Blankenship, “DOJ Revises How It Deals With Corporate Probes,” The Florida Bar News (Sept. 15, 2008)

Received “2008 Faculty Professionalism Award,” awarded by the Florida Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism and the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism (2008)

Presented “U.S. Law and Procedure for White Collar Criminal Cases,” Summer Program in American Law for Brazilian Judges, Prosecutors and Attorneys, UF Law, Center for Governmental Responsibility, Tampa (2008)

Michael Siebecker

Associate Professor

Published “The Duty of Care and Data Control Systems in the Wake of Sarbanes-Oxley,” 83 Chicago-Kent L. Rev. (2008)

Presented “Encapsulated Trust and the Tragedy of Corporate Transparency,” Washington University School of Law (2008)

Participated on panel titled, “Global Banks as Global Regulators: The Equator Principles,” Corporate Social Responsibility: Perspectives from Law and Business Conference, Georgetown University Law Center and the McDonough School Of Business, Georgetown University (2008)

Invited to join the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets (an international think tank addressing regulation of capital markets) (2008)

Presented “Legal Ethics and International Corporate Social Responsibility,” University of Costa Rica School of Law, San Jose, Costa Rica (2008)

Presented “Trust and Disclosure,” Monash University Centre, Italy (2008)

Presented “Trust, Effi ciency, and Corporate Transparency,” Cambridge University, United Kingdom (2008)

D. Daniel Sokol

Assistant Professor

Published “Order Without (Enforceable) Law: Why Countries Enter into Non-Enforceable Competition Policy Chapters in Free Trade Agreements,” 83 Chicago Kent L. Rev. 231 (2008)

Presented “The Past and Future of Law & Entrepreneurship Scholarship – A Multidisciplinary Perspective” (written with Mark Suchman and Gordon Smith), Third Annual Law & Entrepreneurship Retreat, Drexel School of Law, Philadelphia (October 2008)

Participated in “Networks in Communications,” an academic roundtable, Northwestern Law School, Searle Center for Regulation (2008)

Quoted in Competition Law 360 on the competitive effects of the US government bailout of AIG (2008)

Quoted in the Antitrust Source on “Required Reading for the New Antitrust Administration” (2008)

Presented “Managing the Regulatory Process: Regulating under Civil vs. Common Law and Cooperating Among Agencies,”24th PURC/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy, University of Florida (2008)

Associated Press, Aug. 13, 2008

AP reported on conspiracy theories regarding government-involvement in the 2001 anthrax attacks and the apparent suicide of Army research scientist Bruce Ivins, whom the FBI was prepared to prosecute for perpetrating the attacks. Mark Fenster, author of a book on conspiracy theories, said the anthrax case is perfect for conspiracy theorists because it is “as dangerous as it could possibly be, and also deeply mysterious.” The Bush administration’s penchant for secrecy doesn’t help, nor does its intelligence failures on Iraq, he said. — Mark Fenster, Professor of Law, UF Research Foundation Professor

Jeffry S. Wade

Associate in Law; Director of Environmental Division, Center for Governmental Responsibility; Affiliate Faculty, Center for Latin American Studies

Published “Privatization and the Future of Water Services,” 20 Florida J. of International L. 179 (2008)

Presented “Forest Management in Brazil and the U.S: Comparison of Issues,” Ninth Annual Conference on Legal and Policy Issues in the Americas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (May 26-28, 2008)

Presented “Green Building as Private Environmental Lawmaking” (response), Seventh Annual Richard E. Nelson Symposium, Green Building: Prospects and Pitfalls for Local Governments, Gainesville, Florida (February 2008)

Henry T. Wihnyk

Legal Skills Professor; Director, Legal Research & Writing and Appellate Advocacy

Published “Legal Writing: A Skill Polish Law Students Should Master in Law School,” 8 Warsaw University L. Rev. 148 (2008)

Served on the panel “Enhancing the Pedagogy of Oral Argument and First-Year Moot Court,” 13th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, Indianapolis (July 14 -17, 2008)

Steven J. Willis

Professor; Associate Director, Center on Children and Families

Published The Tax Law of Charities and Other Exempt Organizations: Statutory Supplement (with Brennen & Moran) (Thomson West, 2nd ed., 2008)

Jessica de Perio Wittman

Instructional Services Reference Librarian, Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center

Published “Beyond Print: A Second Life for Continuing Education,” 27(3) Legal Information Alert 1 (2008)

Presented “Legal Research Podcasts” for Exploring Online Instructional Tools: A Showcase at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference, Portland, Ore. (July 2008)

Michael Allan Wolf

Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law; Professor

Published The Zoning of America: Euclid v. Ambler (University Press of Kansas, 2008)

Barbara Bennett Woodhouse 

David H. Levin Chair in Family Law; Professor; Director, Center on Children and Families and Family Law Certificate Program

Published Hidden in Plain Sight: The Tragedy of Children’s Rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate (Princeton University Press, 2008)

Discussed Hidden in Plain Sight at the NACC 31st National Juvenile and Family Law Conference, National Association of Counsel for Children, Savannah, Ga. (August 2008) (plenary session devoted to her book); on The Afternoon Magazine, National Public Radio (Aug. 26, 2008); and on Connor Calling, WUFT 89.9 (Sept. 26, 2008)

Published “Children and the Constitution” (dictionary entry), Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court (Gale 2008)

Presented “Children’s Civil and Political Rights,” The David. C. Baum Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, University of Illinois Law School, (October 2008)

Presented “Financing the Future: Early Childhood Policies in Comparative Perspective,” 13th World Conference, International Society of Family Law, Vienna, Austria (September 2008) (also served as panel session moderator)

Elected to serve another three-year term on the International Society of Family Law, Executive Council Monique Haughton Worrell Legal Skills Professor

Presented “The Child Support System: The Competing Interests of the Custodial and Noncustodial Parent—Is it Really in the Best Interest of the Child?” 13th World Conference, International Society of Family Law, Vienna, Austria (September 2008)

Danaya C. Wright

Clarence TeSelle Endowed Professor; UF Research Foundation Professor

Published “The Shifting Sands of Property Rights, Federal Railroad Grants, and Economic History: Hash v. United States and the Threat to Rail-Trail Conversions,” 38 Environmental L. 711 (2008)