Faculty Highlights - August/September 2012

Professor Susan Harthill

Professor Harthill's most recent ERISA article was published in September by the John Marshall Law Review: The Supreme Court Fills a Gaping Hole: CIGNA Corp. v. Amara Clarifies the Scope of Equitable relief Under ERISA, 45 J. Marshall L. Rev. 767 (2012). In October, Professor Harthill was an invited participant at the Chapman Law School's Bullying Conference, Making It Better - Naming and Resisting Bullying in Families, Schools, and Communities. She was part of the Keynote Presentations Law Scholars Panel and spoke about the law of workplace bullying.

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In October, Professor Harthill was also invited to speak on the same topic at the Temple Law School's Bullying Symposium (to be held in February 2013).

Professor Heidi R. Anderson

The AALS Criminal Justice Section Executive Committee has selected Professor Anderson to join its panel, “Technology and Crime: The Future of the Fourth Amendment in Public,” based on a blind review of her latest manuscript, Plotting Privacy as Intimacy. Professor Anderson will discuss her paper and other topics at the AALS annual meeting in New Orleans in January on a panel with Christopher Slobogin, Vanderbilt University Law School, Tracy Meares, Yale Law School, Orin Kerr, George Washington University School of Law, and Andrew Weissman, General Counsel of the FBI.

Professor Anderson recently accepted an offer of publication for her latest privacy manuscript, Plotting Privacy as Intimacy, from the INDIANA LAW REVIEW. In Plotting Privacy as Intimacy, Professor Anderson asserts that legal privacy protection should be at its highest level when a case involves both spatial intimacy and bodily intimacy. The article will be published at 46 IND. L. REV. ___ (forthcoming 2013) and is currently available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2130211.

Professor Anderson’s latest ethics article, Qualitative Assessments of Effective Assistance of Counsel, has now been published in print at 51 WASHBURN L.J. 571 (2012) The article was featured on the SSRN Top 10 Download list for Ethics for multiple weeks and is currently available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2120865.

Professor Kristene Cherek

Professor Kristine Cherek has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the field of real estate law. Professor Cherek is recognized for her work with the law firm of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., where she remains of counsel.

Professor Elizabeth DeCoux

Professor Elizabeth DeCoux delivered a presentation on the meaning of the word violence, at the International Animal Rights Conference in Luxembourg in September. Professor DeCoux has also been named to the Board of Directors of C.J. Acres Animal Rescue Farm. C.J. Acres, which is home to more than 50 horses, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, and other farm animals, is the largest rescue farm in the southeast United States. Professor DeCoux’ s article, "Are the 2011 Changes to Federal Rules of Evidence 413 to 415 Invalid?" was published in the most recent issue of the North Carolina Central University Law Review.

Professor Roger M. Groves

“Professor Groves was interviewed regarding sports law and economics issues on National Public Radio’s Marketplace Morning Report. He was also a selected speaker at ProSquared Athletes Development Institute at the University of Wisconsin.”

Professor Eric Hull

Professor Hull’s book chapter entitled The Management of Coastal and Ocean Resources in the United States was published in an international legal text on ocean and coastal governance entitled The Legal Ordering of the Marine Middle in Spain, Studies on the Law 41/2010 on Protection of the Marine Middle (Thomson-Reuters (2012)). The text provides a comparative analysis of the diverse legal regimes utilized by large maritime nations to effectively manage ocean and coastal resources.

Professor Rick Karcher

On September 6, Professor Rick Karcher spoke at Santa Clara University School of Law for a symposium on the subject of the proper role of sports in higher education. His paper, The NCAA's Indirect Regulation of Lawyer-Agents: In Direct Conflict with the Model Rules of Professional Conduct was published in the Selected Proceedings of the symposium.

Professor Alexander G. Moody

Professor Sander Moody presented at this year’s Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference on a panel regarding teaching moot court and mock trial in non-advocacy law schools. Among other presenters, the panel included the advocacy faculty advisors from the University of Georgia and Texas Tech University. Professor Moody is the faculty advisor to Florida Coastal’s moot court program. Florida Coastal has ranked in the top-20 of all law schools in the country each year that rankings have existed, included being ranked fourth in the country last year.

Professor David S. Simon

The distance education committee demonstrated Prof. David Simon’s Pre-trial Litigation Drafting Course at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS). The course, originally designed by Prof. Simon and Prof. Karen Millard, was offered in an asynchronous distance education format this summer via Desire 2 Learn. The poster and course presentation outlined key outcomes, wins, and challenges related to this course in a distance format. Prof. Simon thanks MaryBeth Simmons, Prof. Lucille Ponte, and Susie Pontiff-Stringer for their help.

Vice Dean Cynthia Stroud

Vice Dean Cynthia Stroud participated in a panel discussion, Comparing Legal Writing Programs—An Insider’s Perspective on Friday, August 3 at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2012 Annual Conference at Amelia Island, Florida.

Professor Rod Sullivan

Professor Sullivan was a panelist at the Florida Bar Association’s mid-year meeting in Orlando on the subject “When is a Structure a ‘Vessel’: the Coming Supreme Court Argument in Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach,” and with Professor Joseph Tomain and others at Florida State College Jacksonville’s seminar entitled “Are Your Voting Rights Secure?”

Professor Sullivan was interviewed on local television channels on the topics “The Anti- Muslim Videotape: Is it a “Hate Crime” or “Free Speech?” and “Amending the Florida Constitution: What do the Proposed Amendments Mean?”

Professor Sarah Sullivan

Professor Sarah Sullivan was appointed as Chair of the Legal Needs of Children Committee of the Jacksonville Bar Association. The committee will focus on assessing and assisting the legal needs of disabled and dependent children in Jacksonville.

Professor Jeff Todd

Professor Jeff Todd had his article “A Rhetoric of Warning Defects” accepted for publication in the Spring 2013 issue of the South Texas Law Review.

Professor Alan G. Williams

Professor Alan G. Williams’s law review article, The Cure for What Ails: A Realistic Remedy for the Medical Malpractice “Crisis,” was published in hard copy by the STANFORD LAW & POLICY REVIEW.