Professor Mary Anne Franks' article, “The Many Ways Twitter is Bad at Responding to Abuse,” was published in The Atlantic, and her article about the shooting of Michael Brown, “Presumed Unworthy,” was published in The Huffington Post. Professor Franks’s contribution to the University of California, Berkeley's Festschrift Symposium in Honor of Angela Harris, “I Am/I Am Not: On Angela Harris’s Race and Essentialism in Feminist Legal Theory”, was published in the California Law Review. At the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication's 2014 Conference in Montreal, Professor Franks spoke on a panel about revenge porn and digital identity and gave the keynote address at the Commission on the Status of Women Mentoring Luncheon. Professor Franks was also a plenary speaker at the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s Technology Safety Summit in San Jose. Her research and teaching interests include cyberlaw, self-defense, discrimination, free speech, and privacy.
Professor Felix Mormann participated in a two-day symposium on the future of solar energy held at the Rockefeller estate in New York. Following an invitation from the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, Professor Mormann joined a small group of academics, regulators, and policymakers to discuss strategies to accelerate the build-out of solar energy infrastructure across North America. Professor Mormann’s scholarship explores the financial, regulatory and policy challenges along the path to an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. He teaches in the areas of contracts, environmental law, energy law, and climate change.
Lecturer in Law Jan L. Jacobowitz participated on a government ethics panel for the Good Government Initiative’s, Leaders in Excellence Class. Jacobowitz kicked off the panel discussion by providing a philosophical and psychological context for analyzing ethics and decision-making. Jacobowitz is the Vice-Chairman of Broward’s Selection and Oversight Committee for the Inspector General and has taught Government Ethics. Jacobowitz directs Miami Law’s award winning Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program. The Good Government Initiative is located at the University of Miami and provides programming developed by Katy Sorenson, the president and CEO, to educate elected officials at the state and local level in the important issues of governance.