Faculty scholarship and activities
Affiliate Associate Professor; Associate Professor of History
- Dale was appointed to another five year term on the editorial board of Law and History Review.
Stephen C. O’Connell Professor
- Published “Rethinking Mistake and Nondisclosure in Contract Law,” 17 George Mason Law Rev. 17 (2010).
- Harrison organized and moderated a panel session at the recent AALS meetings entitled “Emotions and Behavior.” At that panel, Len Riskin made a presentation entitled, “Dealing with Emotions in Negotiation, Law Practice and Other Human Interactions: The ‘Core Concerns’ and Mindfulness.”
Professor; Stephen C. O’Connell Chair
- Published a new edition of her casebook with Joe Little, Torts: The Civil Law of Reparation for Harm Done by Wrongful Act, (3d ed. 2009, LexisNexis). Robert Lande is third co-author.
Emeritus Professor; Alumni Research Scholar
“Fundraising rule hampers Thrasher GOP chairman hopes” (Jan. 7, WUSF Tampa)
University of Florida law professor Joseph Little says it will be up to Thrasher’s fellow Senators to decide his fate regarding his fundraising efforts. “It’s a rule that the Senate has adopted for governing its members, and the ultimate enforcement of the rule, and the determination of what it means, is in the hands of the senators themselves,” Little said.
“Election laws in play as Kelly, Baxley try House flip” (Jan. 8, Ocala Star Banner)
Little said the state couldn’t prescribe such regulations on resigning to run for office since the U.S. Constitution spells out the qualifications for Congress. Joe Little, a constitutional law professor at the University of Florida’s law school, says the state couldn’t prescribe such regulations anyway, since the U.S. Constitution spells out the qualifications for Congress.
- Published a new edition of his casebook with Lyrissa Lidsky, Torts: The Civil Law of Reparation for Harm Done by Wrongful Act, (3d ed. 2009, LexisNexis). Robert Lande is third co-author.
- Published a new edition of his casebook on Workers’ Compensation (6th ed., 2010, West), with Thomas Eaton and Gary Smith.
UF Research Foundation Professor
“PBS&J reveals internal inquiry” (Jan. 12, 2010, Tampa Tribune)
Seigel sheds light on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act that prohibits U.S.-based companies from making improper payments to foreign officials. However, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act generally prohibits U.S.-based companies from making improper payments to foreign officials, usually through bribes, said Mike Seigel, a law professor at the University of Florida and former federal prosecutor.
- “Neo-Nazi in murder trial gets makeover for trial” (Dec. 9, 2009, AP/Times Union – More than 225 pubs and broadcast)
Seigel explained why it was the tax payers duty to pay for the cover up of tattoos for a defendant. Covering tattoos for a trial is rare, said Michael Siegel, professor of law at the University of Florida, especially in a case like this when the content of the tattoos – neo-Nazi symbols – mesh with the facts of the case. “The defendant did initially make the choice to communicate to the world through the tattoos on his body,” said Siegel. “Now he’s asking for protection from his own decisions.” Siegel said he believes the judge was trying to be “conservative” in his judgment in case the trial results are appealed. “Judges bend over backwards to be fair,” said Siegel. “It’s human nature when you’re a judge.” What doesn’t bother Siegel, however, is the fact that taxpayers will foot the bill for the hourlong makeup session each morning before court proceedings begin. “It’s the responsibility of the taxpayers, whether we like it or not, to provide people with a fair trial,” he said. “And it costs a lot of money.”
- Presented “Guarding the Guardians: How Encapsulated Trust Can Save the Organic Certification Market” at the University of Cuenca, Ecuador. The talk was part of the Sixth International Conference on Economic, Cultural and Economic Sustainability.
- Sokol’s contribution to a symposium on the future of the Law and Development field, “Law and Development—The Way Forward or Just Stuck in the Same Place?,” has appeared in 104 Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy 238 (2010).
UF Research Foundation and Clarence J. TeSelle Professor
- Wright’s chapter, “Hogwarts, the Family, and the State: Forging Virtue and Identity in Harry Potter,” has been published in the book The Law and Harry Potter, edited by Jeff Thomas and Frank Snyder and published by Carolina Academic Press.
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law; Professor
- Op-ed regarding the U.S. Supreme Court case Stop the Renourishment v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Dec 3, 2009, Tallahassee Democrat)