Oct. 20, 2014 | Volume XXII, Issue 10

Faculty Scholarship & Activities

Published: October 8th, 2007

Category: News

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Elizabeth A. Rowe
Assistant Professor

  • Presented a talk titled “The Challenge of Protecting Trade Secret Information in a Digital World,” at a conference at the George Washington School of Law on Sept. 28.

Christopher Slobogin 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

  • His 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.

UF Law Faculty in the News

Kenneth Nunn Kenneth B. Nunn
Professor; Associate Director, Center on Children and Families

  • ABCNews.com, Sept. 27. Quoted in article discussing the nationwide support and protests of the Jena Six students. Many experts were interviewed by ABC regarding the racial divide and punishments associated with both the white and black students. Regarding the level of bias in the system, Nunn said, “Do we have a criminal justice system that mistreats people on the basis of race? No. The principle is not the issue, but the practical application [of law] is where you see the problems.” The public at large basically thinks that these cases are aberrations, Nunn said, and that’s one reason why so much attention is paid to them. “It’s the idea that it’s the redneck sheriff doing this and not the way we sort of stack the odds against black criminal defendants. We can point to a few bad apples, say, ‘See, it’s them,’ and the rest of us feel great because we’re demonstrating how we disagree with racism.”

Christopher Slobogin 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

  • St. Petersburg Times, Sept. 28. Quoted in a story on what the paper called the “swift but cautious” investigation of a city council member accused of sexualy abusing one of his adopted daughters, which included a phone call from the police chief to the mayor informing him of the allegations. Slobogin said it is unusual that the police chief informed the mayor of a criminal investigation, but if no details of the allegations were shared, he said it would do little harm. “The fact that this guy (Baker) was kind of his boss, muddies the waters a bit,” Slobogin said.

Barbara Bennet Woodhouse Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
David H. Levin Chair in Family Law; Professor; Director, Center on Children and Families and Family Law Certificate Program; Co-Director, Institute for Child and Adolescent Research and Evaluation (ICARE)

  • Miami Herald, Sept. 28. Quoted in an article discussing a custody battle over a five-year-old Cuban girl and the recent ruling . Woodhouse said that a ruling in favor of the Cubas family could help propel Florida closer to other states that emphasize children’s interests over birth parents’ rights. “When there is a serious detriment to the child, that should be taken into account,” Woodhouse said. “You can’t treat a child like a piece of property. . . . Let’s not just look at blood. Let’s look at actions, conduct.”
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