Professor Serves as Expert on Stand Your Ground Law

Orlando, Fla. -- With Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law under scrutiny following the Trayvon Martin shooting, Elizabeth Megale, assistant professor of law, has been provided legal analysis on the law for local, national and international media.

Megale, who previously worked in criminal defense, has been interviewed by several media outlets, including National Public Radio, ABC News, Central Florida News 13, Palm Beach Post, and the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation.

Megale wrote an article on the Stand Your Ground law titled “Deadly Combinations: How Self-Defense Laws Pairing Immunity with a Presumption of Fear Allow Criminals to ‘Get Away with Murder’” that was published in the American Journal of Trial Advocacy in 2010.

Below are links to some of Megale’s media appearances: 

NPR’s Morning Edition: http://www.npr.org/2012/03/23/149204405/stand-your-ground-law-questioned-after-teens-death 
Central Florida News 13: http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2012/4/1/trayvon_martin_law_p/  
ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/US/trayvon-martin-stand-ground-laws-scrutiny-florida-shooting/story?id=15988474#.T2-hocW8YxE 
“The Diane Rehm Show” (NPR): http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2012-04-03/stand-your-ground-and-concealed-weapons-laws
NPR’s Morning Edition: http://www.npr.org/2012/04/13/150549187/zimmermans-attorney-is-respected-by-prosecutors 
“To The Point” (KCRW in Los Angeles): http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/tp/tp120416stand_your_ground_in 
Palm Beach Post: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/panel-named-to-review-stand-your-ground-law-2315295.html
Wall Street Journal Law Blog: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2012/04/20/when-a-defendant-testifies-at-his-bail-hearing/