About The Dunwody Lecture Series

The Florida Law Review’s Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law series was established by the U.S. Sugar Corporation and the law firms of Dunwody, White & Landon, P.A. and Mershon, Sawyer, Johnston, Dunwody & Cole in honor of Elliot and Atwood Dunwody. The honorees were brothers who dedicated their lives to the legal profession and who set a standard of excellence for The Florida Bar. As graduates of the University of Florida College of Law, they labored long, continuously, and quietly to better the social and economic conditions in Florida.

The Dunwody Lecture series is intended to perpetuate the example set by the Dunwody brothers by providing a forum for renowned legal scholars to present novel and challenging ideas.

The 2020 Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law:

Rethinking the Police Power

Professor Meares

The Florida Law Review’s 30th annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law will feature Professor Tracey L. Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School.

The 2020 Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law will be held Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. The lecture is free and open to the public. To RSVP to the event, please contact Caroline Bradley or James Palanica. Their contact information is below.

Professor Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. Prior to her time at Yale Law School, Professor Meares worked as a professor at the University of Chicago School of Law. She is the first African American woman to be tenured at both institutions.

She is a nationally recognized expert on the topic of public policing in urban communities. Her research in this area focuses on the relationships between legal authorities and community members. Professor Meares also teaches courses at Yale Law School that cover topics like criminal procedure, criminal law, and policy. She has also served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Law and Justice, a National Research Council standing committee, and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board. In 2014, Professor Meares was appointed by President Obama to his Task Force on 21st Century Policing, and in 2019, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Meares has a Bachelor of Science in general engineering from the University of Illinois. She earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago.

Recording available at:



Caroline Bradley, Executive Symposium Editor

(601) 508-4372


James Palanica, Executive Symposium Editor

(704) 322-1537