UF Faculty Laurels Spring 2010


Associate dean for library and technology Professor;
Associate Clarence J. TeSelle Professor of Law, has been selected by the American Association of Law Libraries as its 2010 recipient of the Frederick Charles Hicks Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Law Librarianship. The Hicks Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to academic law librarianship through continued efforts to improve academic law librarianship and the award presentation will be made at the association’s annual meeting this July in Denver.

Affiliate Associate Professor;
Associate Professor of History
Dale was appointed to another five-year term on the editorial board of Law and
History Review. According to the publisher’s website, Law and History Review is America’s leading legal history journal, encompassing American, European, and ancient legal history issues. The journal’s purpose is to further research in the fields of the social history of law and the history of legal ideas and institutions. The journal features articles, essays, commentaries by international authorities, and reviews of important books on legal history.

Klein has been appointed to a committee of the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, to study sustainable water and environmental management in the California Bay-Delta. According to the National Research Council website, the committee of independent experts was convened at the request of Congress and the departments of the Interior and Commerce to review the scientific basis of actions that have been and could be taken to simultaneously achieve both an environmentally sustainable Bay-Delta and a reliable water supply. It is expected the committee will issue a report by November of 2011 on how to most effectively incorporate science and adaptive management concepts into holistic programs for management and restoration of the Bay-Delta.

Senior Lecturer in Law and Director,
International Trade Law Program
Powell was promoted to senior lecturer. Powell is an affiliate lecturer in the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, affiliate faculty member in the UF Center for Latin American Studies, and on the faculty of the International Agricultural Trade & Public Policy Center.

Director, Intimate Partner Violence
Assistance Clinic (IPVAC)
Drake is the director of the UF Law Center on Children and Families Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic. The clinic, which opened in May and which is the first of its kind in the nation, is a partnership between the UF College of Law Center on Children and Families and Virgil D. Hawkins Civil Legal Clinics, UF’s College of Medicine, Shands HealthCare, and Gainesville’s nonprofit Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network. The innovative clinic will be staffed by UF law students who have been trained and certified to work with survivors of domestic-violence and by social and mental health workers from Shands at the University of Florida and Peaceful Paths. Drake comes to UF Law from her position as assistant state attorney and division chief of the Offi ce of the State Attorney, Eighth Judicial Circuit. As assistant state attorney, Drake has served as the criminal intern clinic director, division chief of the Domestic Violence Unit, and has worked in Child Welfare Legal Services. Drake earned her bachelor’s from Drexel University College of Media Arts & Design in 1980, and her Juris Doctor from the UF Levin College of Law, with honors, in 1994.