LEST Faculty News
Gerard J. Mangone receives honorary degree from UD
March 10, 2010 -- Gerard J. Mangone, University Research Professor of International and Maritime Law, was presented with a University of Delaware honorary degree by A. Gilchrist Sparks III, Chairman of the Board of Trustess, in a special ceremony March 1 at the President's House. To read the story, click here!
Gerard J. Mangone
A prestigious marine law journal established an award in honor of
Gerard J. Mangone, University Research Professor of International and Maritime
Law and Professor of Legal Studies. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
decided to celebrate the 90th birthday of Professor Mangone on October 10, 2008, by
establishing an annual prize to be awarded to the author of the best
contribution published in the International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law.
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Back on October 23, 2003,
Professor Mangone was honored in a special ceremony renaming the UD’s Center for the Study of Marine
Policy as the “Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy.”
Thoroughgood, dean of the College of Marine Studies (CMS), and
University President David P. Roselle hosted the ceremony, which was
held in Bayard Sharp Hall. Thoroughgood praised Mangone for his
outstanding academic credentials, his international reputation and his
leadership skills in both organizational and administrative capacities,
calling him “one of our most distinguished faculty members.”
Roselle commended Mangone for his thoughtful commitment and generous
donation of $300,000 to the center. He also recognized Mangone’s
continuing contributions despite reaching UD’s official retirement age
more than a decade ago, affectionately dubbing the octogenarian as “UD’s
version of the Energizer bunny.” Dr. Mangone is the author
of United States Admiralty Law (1997) and many other books and
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Recent Publications by Legal Studies Faculty
Leslie F. Goldstein
Leslie F. Goldstein,
Judge Hugh M. Morris Professor in the Department of Political Science &
International Relations, has published The Constitutional and Legal Rights of
Women (2006), co-authored with Judith
Baer. Professor Goldstein teaches constitutional law
and civil liberties; gender, sex and law; history of political philosophy;
history of American political thought; politics and literature. Her research
interests include the law and courts in the global order; comparative women's
rights; and the history of political thought. Professor Goldstein is the author
of Constituting Federal Sovereignty: The European Union in Comparative
Context (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001).
Joan DelFattore, Professor in the Department of English, has published “What Is Past Is
Prelude: Newdow and the Evolution of Thought on Religious
Affirmations in Public Schools,” in University of Pennsylvania Law School's
Journal of Constitutional Law, Fall 2006. Professor
DelFattore is the author of What Johnny Shouldn't Read: Textbook
Censorship in America and The Fourth R: Conflicts Over Religion in
America's Public Schools, both published by Yale University Press.
Sheldon D. Pollack
D. Pollack, Professor and former Director of the University of Delaware Legal Studies Program, is the author of two books on
U.S. tax policy, The Failure of U.S. Tax Policy (Penn State Press, 1996)
and Refinancing America: The Republican
Antitax Agenda (State University of New York Press, 2003).
Pollack's latest book is a comparative study of state development in Europe
and the United States: War, Revenue, and State Building: Financing the
Development of the American State, (Cornell University Press,
is Professor of Sociology. He teaches courses in
social theory, sociology of law, law and society, and gender.
Turkel directs the Law and Society Concentration in the Sociology major.
He is the author of numerous scholarly articles as well as
Dividing Public and Private: Law, Politics and Social Theory,
published by Praeger Publishers.
Joshua Duke is
Associate Professor of
Natural Resource Management in the Department of Food and Resource Economics.
He was recently named editor (with his UD colleague Titus O. Awokuse) of the
journal Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.
Eric Rise is
Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice. He
is the author of numerous scholarly articles
as well as The Supreme Court of Florida
and Its Predecessor Courts, 1819-1917. (edited with Walter Manley and Canter
Brown, Jr.). Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1998.
Juliet Dee is
Associate Professor in the Department of Communication. She
is the author of numerous scholarly articles
as well as Mass Communication Law in a
Nutshell, (Fourth Edition). St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing, 1994
(with T. Barton Carter, Juliet L. Dee, Martin J. Gaynes and Harvey L. Zuckman).
is Associate Professor of Marine Policy in the
College of Marine and Earth Studies. He is currently involved in a project
Joseph Daniel is Associate Professor of Economics. His research
interests include Law and Economics.
is Professor in the Department of Linguistics & Cognitive Science. Her
research interests include sociolinguistics, language planning, language and
the law, court interpretation, interpretation theory and practice.
Ken Haas is Professor of Sociology and
Criminal Justice. He teaches courses in judicial behavior, corrections, and
criminal law. His articles
have appeared in law reviews, social science journals, and scholarly
anthologies. His scholarly work has been cited in many law review articles and
by the United States Supreme Court.
Professor of Philosophy of Education and Legal Studies at the University of
has just had a new book published by SUNY Press. Democratic Education
Stretched Thin is political philosophy,
history of philosophy and education, and large bits of it are relevant to legal
studies. To read more about the book or Dr. Blacker, click
To order a copy of the book, click on the images
Legal Studies Faculty Alumni
Professor Valerie Hans
is a past director of the Legal Studies Program at
UD and now is a faculty member at Cornell University Law School.
Her books include Business on Trial: The Civil
Jury and Corporate Responsibility (2000); The Jury System: Contemporary
Scholarship (2006); and Judging the Jury (1986, coauthored with Neil
To check out her current activities, click
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