Faculty Highlights - June and July 2013

  • Brian J. Foley 

Professor Foley has been teaching Evidence and Civil Procedure in Coastal's LLM program in Seoul, Korea this summer.  

Professor Foley won the Best Speaker award at a Cambridge House Toastmasters, a Toastmasters International Club in Seoul, on July 2. Professor Foley co-organized and presented at the Fourth Biennial Applied Legal Storytelling Conference at The City Law School, City University London, Gray's Inn, July 22-24.

Professor Foley is one of the founders of this influential conference series, which focuses on the use of story in legal pedagogy, scholarship, and practice. He presented, "What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Sentencing." More information about the conference can be found here. Professor Foley's opinion piece, "Amnesty for Racists?" was published in CounterPunch (July 18) and The Korea Times (July 24).

  • Alexander G. Moody

Professor Sander Moody presented to the Florida Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section in July. The presentation concerned the philosophical underpinnings of persuasive effect and practical applications in appellate oral advocacy. 

  • Bradley Shannon

Professor Shannon’s article, “Dismissing Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41,” has been accepted for publication by the University of Louisville Law Review.

  • Rod Sullivan

Professor Sullivan made numerous appearances on local television and radio news shows during June and July of 2013 discussing legal topics including  “Stand Your Ground: How Can the Law in Florida Be Changed”;   “Who is Liable when Premises are Defective: Landlord, Tenant, or Both?”; “Zimmerman Trial: The State’s Case—is there Reasonable Doubt?”;  “DOMA and the Voting Rights Act, What Did the Supreme Court Decide?”;  “Recapping the Supreme Court’s June 2013 Rulings,” “Global Climate Change and the Obama Executive Order”; “The Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA...What Does that Mean for You?,” “Zimmerman Trial: Opening Arguments, Exclusion of Evidence, Race, and Politics–Who Won and Who Lost”; “Zimmerman Trial:  Do Race, Sex and Age Matter in Jury Selection?”; “Recording Private Conversations in Florida: Is it Legal?”; “Supreme Court Update: What Can We Expect in the Coming Month?”; “NSA Collection of Cell Phone Data: Should Americans be Concerned?”; “Government in the Sunshine: Can Police and Fire Unions and Cities Negotiate out of the Public View?”;  and  “Missing the Boat: What Happens When a Cruise Passenger Misses a Ship in a Foreign Port?” 

Professor Sullivan had two letters to the editor published in the Florida Times Union entitled “Atheist’s Monument: Completing the Story” and “State Troopers and Discretion.”   

Professor Sullivan’s article entitled The RMS Titanic and the MS Costa Concordia:  Punitive Damages, Loss of Consortium, and a Century of Maritime Law has been accepted for publication in the Florida Coastal Law Review.

  • Alan G. Williams

Professor Alan G. Williams has accepted an offer from the peer reviewed/peer edited  Journal of the American Medical Association Surgery to publish his article “Congress Saved Peer Review: Who Knew?”


  • Patrick W. Krechowski

Professor Krechowski participated in a panel discussion entitled "Coastal Construction Permitting" at the 27th Annual Florida Chamber Environmental Permitting Summer School in Marco Island, FL.

  • Kyle B. Sill

Professor Sill co-authored an article with local Jacksonville attorney Robert Stone Jeffrey.  Their article, Up, Around, Over, and Under:  A Textual Approach for Busting Through the Supposed Privity Barrier of CISG Article 4, appears at 38 N.C. J. Int'l L. & Com. Reg. 697 (2013).  The article presents a textual approach to defining the term "seller" in the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the CISG, Article 4.  Through a textual approach, they argue CISG Article 4 provides for a direct action from a commercial downstream buyer to a commercial upstream seller, without regard to privity.

In addition, Professor Sill's article Drafting Effective Noncompete Agreements and Other Restrictive Covenants:  Considerations Across the United States, will appear in the next volume of the Florida Coastal Law Review, due out in August.  It will appear at 14 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. (forthcoming Aug. 2013).  The article addresses the necessary considerations to account for in drafting effective restrictive covenants in the employment context, no matter which state's law is applicable; the article also contains sample clauses for use in drafting effective agreements.