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Scholarship and Activities

Published: October 16th, 2006

Category: Students

Thomas R. Hurst

Professor; Sam T. Dell Research Scholar

• Presented a paper entitled “Hedge Funds:The Need for further Regulation” at the Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime at Jesus College, Cambridge, England in September.

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky

Professor, UF Research Foundation Professor

• Published “Are Bloggers the New Lonely Pamphle- teers?” UF Law magazine, 2006.

• Presented her new article, “Authorship, Audiences, and Anonymous Speech,” co-authored by former UF law professor Tom Cotter, to the faculty at a Brown Bag workshop on Sept. 29. The article will be published in the Notre Dame Law Review.

• Participated as a faculty mentor and commenta- tor at the Jurisgenesis conference at Washington University in St. Louis, Summer 2006.

• Spoke on the Florida Bar Media Law Committee’s annual panel discussion of “First Amendment Cases in the Supreme Court,” Summer 2006.

• Spoke at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools conference on recent First Amendment decisions in the Supreme Court.

• Published 2006 Supplement to Franklin, Anderson & Lidsky’s Mass Media Law (7th ed. 2005).

Diane H. Mazur


• Spoke at Yale Law School during an Oct. 6 forum on “The Judge Advocate General Corps Under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’: Should Gays Be Allowed to Serve in the Military, and If Not, Should You Serve?” Professor Mazur’s remarks were based on her recent article in the Journal of National Security Law & Policy, “A Blueprint for Law School Engage-ment with the Military.”

Robert C.L. Moffat

Professor; Affiliate Professor of Philosophy

• Delivered a lecture, “Habermas, Rawls . . . and the Future of Europe,” to the Institut Fuer Kriminalwis- senshaften und Rechtsphilosophie, Faculty of Law, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, in Frankfurt, Germany, on July 13.

• Delivered a lecture, “The Entitlements Blackhole: The Transformation of the West,” to the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Social Law, Munich, Germany, on July 20.

Lars Noah


• Received the Simonsmeier Award ($2,500) from the American Society for Pharmacy Law for his previously published article “Ambivalent Commitments to Federalism in Controlling the Practice of Medicine.”

• Spoke at a Federalist Society program on regula- tory compliance as a defense to pharmaceutical product liability held in Ann Arbor, Mich.

• Spoke about developments in biotechnology at the annual meeting of the Florida Bar Association.

Michael Allan Wolf

Professor, Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law

• Presented a talk on recent developments in eminent domain law at the 2006 Conference of the National Association of Appellate Court Attorneys in Richmond in July.

In the News

Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky

Professor, UF Research Foundation Professor

USA Today, Oct. 10. Commented on the case in which a Florida woman sued a Koiusiana woman for defaming her on an ionternet blog nd was awarded $11.3 million.

Joseph W. Little

Professor, Alumni Research Scholar

Orlando Sentinel, Oct. 4. Quoted in an article about th debated that ensued when Florida election officials said they might post signs by election booths to clarify that a vote for former U.S. Rep Mark Foley is a vote for his replacement, Joe Negron. “It sounds problematic to me,” he said.

South Florida Sun Sentinel, Oct. 4. Quoted in an article similar to that of the Orlando Sentinel onnsignance to flarify the Negron-Foley dilemma.

The Gainesville Sun, Oct. 9. In an article about Gainesville’s recent panhandling prohibition settlement, he said the change in the rule allowed the city to acknowledge the rule’s shortcommings while “retaining the ability to regulate activities that would impede traffic.”

Michael Allan Wolf

Professor, Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law

The Flagler Times, Sept. 27. Quoted in an article about the effect of the Concurrency 360 on school impact fees. “I Don’t think (Concruenccy 360) is the end of school impact fees,” he said.

Palm Beach Post, Oct. 9. Quoted in an article about Loxahatchee residents’ efforts to become a town in order to stop developers from turning open land into subdivision heaven.




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