Alex Woelffer

Alex Woelffer
Mentor: Dr. Daniel Sokol
Levin College of Law
"USP created the perfect opportunity to combine my interests in business and law. I am excited to explore the academic side of the legal field, build upon my skills as a writer, and deepen my understanding of law."


Business Administration



Research Interests

  • Franchising
  • Automotive Law
  • Money Laundering

Academic Awards

  • Florida Incentive Scholars 2015
  • Florida Academic Top Scholars 2015
  • Dean's List 2016
  • University Scholars Program 2016


  • Gator Motorsports
  • Kickboxing Club
  • Student Honors Organization



Hobbies and Interests

  • Automobiles and Motorcycles
  • Politics

Research Description

Florida's Franchising Laws and Tesla's Direct-to-Consumer Car Sales
Electric automobile manufacturer Tesla Motors has chosen to circumvent the traditional dealership franchising model and instead sell cars directly to consumers. However, the regulatory environment of various states creates barriers and restrictions for Tesla's sales model.

This research project will examine the effects of franchising regulations on Tesla's sales in Florida.