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January 2010 Faculty Highlights


Faculty Highlights
Full-Time Faculty
  • Professor Mary Margaret Giannini
Professor Mary Margaret Giannini has been invited to speak at the National Crime Victim Law Institute’s upcoming June 2010 conference in Portland, Oregon.  She will be addressing the difficulties inherent in enforcing state and federal laws which afford crime victims the right to be reasonably protected from the accused.  By invoking procedural justice theory, she will suggest ways in which the protection right can become more enforceable and provide a meaningful and tangible right to crime victims.

Coastal Law alumnus named 'Trial Lawyer of the Year'


On Friday, January 29, William (Billy) Tedford, Coastal Law class of 2007, was named the Trial Lawyer of the Year by 4th Circuit Public Defender, Matt Shirk (also a Coastal Law graduate). In addition, Tedford’s defense team in a particular case won the award for the Exemplary Team Performance of the Year.
Most of Shirk’s 150 attorneys, secretaries, investigators and paralegals from the Duval, Clay and Nassau County offices were present as part of the annual meeting, where the Tedford received the award.
While a Coastal Law student, Tedford performed an externship in the Public Defender’s office.