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.
  • Professors Carolyn Herman and Lucille Ponte
Professors Carolyn Herman and Lucille Ponte hosted a roundtable discussion sponsored by the International Trademark Association and attended by members of the Jacksonville Bar Association Intellectually Property Law Section, local IP attorneys, and students. The topic was “Policing Trademarks on the Internet and Web 2.0.”
  • Professors Andrew Long
On January 14, Professor Long spoke as a panelist at the William Mitchell Law Review’s 2010 symposium, which concentrated on the topic of “carbon management.”  In addition, Professor Long’s invited symposium article, titled “Tropical Forest Mitigation Projects & Sustainable Development:  Designing U.S. Law for a Supportive Role,” will be published in the spring edition of the William Mitchell Law Review
  • Professor Brad Shannon
Professor Shannon’s article, “Overruled by Implication,” was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for LSN:  Appellate Review (Topic).  (O.k., as of 1/13 (the date of the announcement) it had only been downloaded 12 times, but none were by my mother, and only eight or nine articles in this category had more.)
  • Professor Rod Sullivan
Professor Sullivan discussed strategies Florida can use to reduce the production of greenhouse gases as a guest on the radio program Down to Business with Andy Johnson on WHJX, 105.7 FM. Topics discussed included nuclear power and why solar and wind are unable to fulfill a significant portion of Florida’s electrical needs.
Comments of Professor Sullivan concerning constitutional conventions were included in a Times-Union editorial (1/30/2010).
A letter to the editor about constitutional conventions written by Professor Sullivan was published in USA Today (1/8/2010).
Professor Sullivan’s appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court in Atlantic Sounding v Townsend and his law review article on Enforcing a Seaman’s Right to Medical Care were discussed in Tulane Lawyer Magazine.
Adjunct Faculty
  • Professor Robert Morgan
Robert Morgan will be speaking at the Florida Elder Law Section Annual Public Benefits Seminar in March. He will be discussing the anticipated changes to the Florida durable power of attorney law and enhanced creditor rights probate legislation.  Prof. Morgan is the elder law section member on the real property, probate and trust law section Durable Power of Attorney Committee.  They meet monthly and it is tedious.
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