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Published: September 25th, 2006

Category: Students

Thomas T. Ankersen
Director, CGR Conservation Clinic and Costa Rica Law Program; Legal Skills Professor
• Quoted in article, “Islamorada Struggles With Saving Marinas,” about a CGR Conservation Clinic study that suggests that enticements alone won’t be enough to curb the conversion of working marinas into waterfront condos, especially in areas like the Keys where market pressure is particularly high.

Michael W. Gordon
John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Professor
• Reappointed as the ABA Section on International Law Liaison to the American Law Institute.
• Organized a panel on “Parlatino to Owusu: Challenges to Forum Non Conveniens,” for the International Law Weekend annual program in New York City in October sponsored by the International Law Association.

Paul J. Magnarella
Affiliate Professor; Professor of Criminology and Law; Affiliate Professor of Anthropology, African Studies, and European Union Studies
• Published “Turkish-American Intellectual Exchange and Community Research in Turkey (1930-1980)” in current issue of 27 The Turkish Studies Association Journal 69-89 (2006).

Martin J. McMahon, Jr.
Clarence J. TeSelle Professor
• Made a CLE presentation, “Recent Developments in Federal Income Taxation,” at the 41st Annual Southern Federal Tax Institute, Sept. 18, Atlanta, Georgia (jointly with Prof. Ira Shepard).

Robert C. L. Moffat
Professor; Affiliate Professor of Philosophy
• Published “How Can Law Pave the Road to Perpetual Peace? What Law Does and What Law Does Well,” in Kant and the Problems of the Contemporary World (Justyna Miklaszewska ed., Krakow, Poland: The Jagiellonian University Press, 2006).

Walter O. Weyrauch
Distinguished Professor; Stephen C.O’Connell Chair; Associate Director, Center on Children and Families
• Spoke on Sept. 9 in Orange Park, Florida to members of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, on “Facts and Theory of Undercover Operations,” based on his evaluation of card files of the former Gestapo for the American Military Government in Frankfurt and the newly emerging German authorities in early 1945.

Barbara 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)
• Published two book chapters, “The Family Supportive Nature of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child,” and “The Changing Status of the Child,” in Jonathan Todres et al, The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child: An Analysis of Treaty Provisions and Implications of U.S. Ratification (Transnational Publishers 2006); “Waiting for Loving:The Childs Fundamental Right to Adoption,” 34 Capital U. L. Rev 297-329 (2005); “Martyrs Media and the Web: Examining a Grassroots Children’s Rights Movement Through the Lens of Social Movement Theory,” 5 Whittier J. Child & Fam. Advoc. 121-154 (2005).

In the News

Gertrude Block
Lecturer Emeritus
• Featured on the cover story of the Sept. issue of the New York State Bar Journal, in an article titled, “Writers’ Block: The Journal Peeks Behind The Column to Meet One of the Nation’s Most Trusted Legal Writing Advisers.”

Christopher L. Peterson
Associate Professor
• Research in recent Ohio State Law Journal article on payday loans and the military was featured on the national ABC News on August 22.

Christopher Slobogin
Stephen C. O’Connell Chair; Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry; Adjunct Professor, University of South Florida Mental Health Institute; Associate Director, Center on Children and Families
• Appeared on CourtTV and radio about the Andrea Yates case.
• Quoted in USA Today in a front page story about expert testimony.
Barbara 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)
• USA Today, Sept. 12, 2006. Quoted in the story “Recent Legal Rulings Favor Grandparents” about courts increasingly siding with grandparents over visitation rights especially in the cases in which one of the parents is dead.

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