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About the Authors

Ronald J. Krotoszynkski, Jr.

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Christina Wells

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Professor Wells joined the faculty in 1993 after having been an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in Chicago and Heller, Ehrman, White and McAuliffe in Los Angeles, primarily in the area of business litigation. While in school, she was Comment Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review.

In 2001, Professor Wells was a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic, studying and lecturing on constitutional rights at Masaryk & Palacky Universities. In 2002, she was invited back to present a series of lectures on American constitutional decision making. In 2003, Professor Wells received the Sustained Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the University of Missouri Law School Foundation.

Professor Wells focuses her research on issues involving free expression and access to government information and teaches Freedom of Speech, Gender and the Law, Remedies and Administrative Law.

BA cum laude, University of Kansas, Phi Beta Kappa, 1985
JD with honors, University of Chicago Law School, 1988


Lyrissa Lidsky

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Teaching and Scholarship:
Professor Lidsky's research focuses on press freedom in the Internet Age and the intersection of tort law and the First Amendment. She teaches Mass Media Law, Torts, Advanced Torts, and Constitutional Law.

Professional Activities:
University of Florida: Joined College of Law in 1994 as Assistant Professor; named Associate Professor (1997-2000), full Professor (since 2000); Associate Dean for Faculty Development (2005-06). University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship (2001-2003; 2005-2007). Chair of Appointments (2006-07).

  • Teacher of the Year (1996-97 & 2002-2003). Twice selected by students as faculty graduation speaker.
  • Selected Organizations: The Florida Bar (since 1994); Professionalism Committee of the Florida Bar 1995-96, 2005-06; Order of the Coif.
  • Advisor to numerous student journals and organizations, including the Entertainment Law Review and the Journal of Law & Public Policy.

Career Highlights: Author of three casebooks (Torts, Mass Media Law, and First Amendment Law) and one reference book on freedom of the press. Author of numerous law review articles, several of which have been cited in published court opinions; Speaker at various conferences, including the Florida Bar's annual First Amendment Law Symposium; Cooperating Counsel with ACLU in a case involving anonymous Internet speech; International Contributing Editor to the Media & Arts Law Review (Australia). Testified before the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, in hearing entitled "Oath Taking, Truth Telling, and Remedies in the Business World."

J.D., University of Texas (with high honors)
B.A., Texas A&M University (summa cum laude)
Fulbright Scholar, Cambridge University