Dennis J. Stone

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Title/Position

President

Department

Administration
Faculty

E-mail Address

Phone Number

(904) 680-7703

Room

380

BACKGROUND

Dennis Stone was a founding executive officer of the InfiLaw Consortium, serving as its first COO and later Vice President for Operations and New School Development.  He also was as a founding executive of Florida Coastal School of Law.  Stone has been in legal education for over 40 years.  He served as Professor of Law, Academic Dean, and Interim Dean at Florida Coastal School of Law and Professor of Law and Interim Dean, and later President of Charlotte School of Law.  He was a tenured Professor of Law and Law Librarian at the University of Connecticut and served in a similar capacity at Gonzaga University School of Law.  He has taught in a number of areas and has helped found several law journals, including the Canadian-American Law Journal and the University of Connecticut Journal of International Law.  Stone has served in several capacities with the California and Florida Bar Associations, the American Association of Law Schools, the American Association of Law Libraries and is a former member of the Westlaw Advisory Board.  Stone has been active with the American Bar Association and, among other things, has served as a site evaluator of other law schools. He also served as a visiting professor and lectured at a number of institutions, including the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, as well as in England, France, Italy, and Nigeria.  He urges his students to be innovative in their fields and to serve the underserved both during and after law school.


·         Florida Coastal School of Law 
President and Professor of Law, 2013 to Present

·         Charlotte School of Law
President and Professor of Law, 2011-13
Interim Dean and Professor of Law, 2009-11

·         InfiLaw
Chief Operating Officer, 2004-2005
Vice President for New School Development, 2005-08


·         Florida Coastal School of Law
SVP, VP for Information Technology, Interim Dean, and Professor of Law, 1995-2004
 
·         University of Connecticut School of Law
Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law, 1983-95
 
·         Gonzaga University School of Law
Director of the Law Library and Associate Professor of Law, 1979-83
 
·         University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Lecturer in Law, 1977-79
Assistant Law Librarian, 1974-77
 
·         California State Law Library
Reference Librarian and Interim State Law Librarian, 1973-74
 
·         San Jose Public Library
Public Services and Reference Librarian, Branch Library Director, 1970-73


SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Torts, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Computer Law, Maritime Law, Legal Writing, Public International Law, Jurisprudence, Remedies, Comparative Law


EDUCATION

J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

M.L.S., University of California – Berkeley

B.A., History, University of California – Berkeley


BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

Florida Coastal School of Law, Board of Directors, 2013 to Present

Florida Coastal School of Law, Foundation Board, 2003-2010, 2013 to Present

Justice Initiatives, 2009-2013

Johnson C. Smith University, Board of Visitors, 2009 to Present

Charlotte School of Law, Board of Directors, 2009-2013

Charlotte School of Law, Foundation Board, 2009-2013

Jacksonville Urban League, Executive Board of Directors, 2014 to Present


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

California Bar Association, Member

International Bar Association, Member

Florida Bar Association, Affiliate

Jacksonville Bar Association, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Former Affiliate

Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Former Member

American Bar Association, Member

American Association of Law Schools

American Association of Law Libraries, Former Executive Board Member

Center for Children’s Rights, Founder

Cenacle School of Spiritual Direction, Clearwater, Florida