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Judge Michael P. Allen was nominated by the President of the United States, confirmed by the United States Senate, and appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in August 2017. United States District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich administered the judicial oath to Judge Allen on August 11, 2017, in Tampa, Florida.

For sixteen years prior to his appointment, Judge Allen was a professor of law at Stetson University College of Law. He was also the Director of Stetson's Veterans Law Institute, and spent four years as an Associate Dean. Before entering teaching, Judge Allen practiced for nine years in the litigation department of the Boston-based international law firm Ropes & Gray.

Judge Allen graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rochester earning degrees in American history and political science. He received his law degree from Columbia Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar during his final two years. He is the co-author of two books and over 25 articles.



Rebecca Harris Barancik received her Ph.D. in Economics from The George Washington University and her B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University. She now teaches Economics at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. As an active lay leader at Temple Beth-El, she enjoys exploring the nexus between Economic thought and Jewish thought. Her presentation comes from a paper she published in the journal Ethics and Economics with Rabbi Ed Rosenthal.





Lisa S. Starks is Professor of English at University of South Florida St. Petersburg. She has published widely on Shakespeare and related topics. She is editor of the book collection Ovid and Adaptation in Early Modern English Theater (Edinburge University Press, 2020), author of the monograph Violence, Trauma, and Virtus in Shakespeare's Roman Poems and Plays: Transforming Ovid (Palgrave, 2014), and co-editor of two book collections on Shakespeare and film (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2002). Currently, she's working on a new monograph entitled Shakespeare, Levinas, and Adaptation (EUP).

Mon, January 27 2020 1 Sh'vat 5780