Nov. 17, 2014 | Volume XXII, Issue 14

Faculty scholarships and activities

Published: November 29th, 2010

Category: News

Mary Jane Angelo
Professor of Law

Angelo has been chosen to be the “2011 Sustainable Food Systems Summer Scholar” at the Vermont Law School.

Angelo presented “Building a Resilient Agricultural System to Adapt to Climate Change” at the First Annual Fall Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship at Vermont Law School on Friday, Oct. 22.

Angelo published “Water Quality Regulations and Policy Evolution” (with Kati Migliaccio) in Water Quality, Concepts, Sampling, and Analysis (Yuncong Li and Kati Migliaccio, eds., CRC Press 2010).

Dennis Calfee
Alumni Research Scholar & Professor of Law
“UF law professor succumbs to cancer” (Nov. 20, 2010, Gainesville Sun)

“Colleagues remember law professor” (Nov. 22, 2010, The Alligator)

Calfee spoke with the Gainesville Sun and The Alligator, offering memories of Professor Moffat as a dedicated and beloved professor at UF Law.

Robert Jerry
Dean; Levin Mabie & Levin Professor of Law
“UF law professor succumbs to cancer” (Nov. 20, 2010, Gainesville Sun)

“Colleagues remember law professor” (Nov. 22, 2010, The Alligator)

Dean Jerry spoke with the Gainesville Sun and The Alligator, offering memories of Professor Moffat as a dedicated and beloved professor at UF Law.

Joseph Little
Emeritus Professor
“Nonlawyers on JNC raising eyebrows, red flags” (Nov. 18, 2010, Daily Business Review)

Florida’s process for appointing members of judicial nominating commissions has come under increased scrutiny after the news that a member of the 4th District Court of Appeal’s judicial nominating committee was revealed to have been involved in a Ponzi scheme. Little commented on concerns raised about Anthony V. Pugliese III, a real estate developer who was appointed to the Palm Beach Circuit judicial nominating committee.

From the article:
His limited understanding of the judicial system doesn’t surprise Joseph W. Little, a professor emeritus of constitutional law and the judiciary at the University of Florida School of Law.

Pugliese was a gubernatorial appointee and as such was required to meet only two basic requirements. Crist’s choice must be registered to vote and live within the commission’s jurisdiction.

“That being the case, it’s highly political,” Little said. “These are people the governor believes, first, are competent, second, they lean in the direction the governor leans in.”

Daniel Sokol
Assistant Professor
“State-Sponsored Competition Is New Antitrust” (Nov. 22, 2010, The Street.com)

Sokol commented on the changing nature of antitrust laws in the modern world in this article that explores state-sponsored competition between companies.

From the article:
Antitrust law historically has responded to advances in economics,” says David D. Sokol, assistant professor of law at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. “Unlike the 1950s or 1960s, antitrust today does not assume that merely because you are big, you are bad: You have to harm consumers.”

Michael Allan Wolf
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law
“Adverse possession case in Sarasota County” (Nov. 23, 2010, Sarasota Herald-Tribune)

Wolf commented on Florida’s adverse possession law, a statute that has been on the books since 1869 in Florida. Although the law allows for abandoned property to be claimed and maintained by an outside party, people have recently been taking advantage of the law by moving into or renting out homes in foreclosure; counting on the original owners not to notice.

From the article:
The law is basically a statute of limitations, said Michael Allan Wolf, a real estate expert at the University of Florida School of Law. If a property is abandoned and the owners do not notice within seven years that someone else has moved in, the squatters can file to claim ownership.

The squatters are required to pay taxes, fix up the property and maintain it.

“It’s not designed to encourage people to steal other people’s property,” said Wolf. “That’s a side effect.”

Wolf said he was worried that the state Legislature would try to throw out the law due to the recent attention it has garnered. One lawmaker tried unsuccessfully to take the law off the books last year.

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