U.S. Law LL.M. faculty

  • Arthur Best  |  Professor of Law

Education:  J.D., University of Pennsylvania; A.B., Columbia College

Professor Best is an expert in Torts, Evidence, and Consumer Affairs. He has published numerous books and articles on these subjects and co-authored Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems (2nd ed. 2007). Professor Best joined the faculty of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 1988 and has received numerous awards for his teaching excellence.

Course: Torts


  • Neil Cogan  |  Professor of Law

Education:  LL.B., B.A. University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Professor Cogan is an experienced teacher who has served as a visiting scholar at Yale University and at Hebrew University in Israel. He currently teaches at Whittier Law School, where he served as the Dean from 2001 until 2009. He has taught a number of subjects including Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Federal Courts. Professor Cogan is an expert on the historical context surrounding the drafting of the U.S. Constitution. His books on this subject include The Complete Bill of Rights (Oxford 1997) and Contexts of the Constitution (Foundation Press 1999).

Courses: Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure


  • Cleveland Ferguson  |  Professor of Law

Education:  J.D., Florida State University College of Law 1997; B.S. Nova Southeastern University 1994

Professor Ferguson is an experienced teacher in the online setting and has taught a variety of courses including, Contracts, Sales, Commercial Transactions, Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law, and Non-Profit Organizations. He is a faculty member of Coastal Law and also teaches in its J.D. program. He has published numerous articles on Electoral Law and International Human Rights Law and has authored A Practical Approach to Florida Constitutional Law (2008).

Course: Contracts and Sales


  • Alan Williams |  Professor of Law

Education:  J.D., Florida State University College of Law; Princeton University (A.B. 1987)

Professor Williams served as president of Physicians MedicaLegal Prevention, LLC in Orange Park, Florida; as a shareholder at the law firm Fowler, White, Burnett; and as Assistant Vice President of First Union National Bank. He specializes in medical malpractice, health, and insurance law, and has published extensively in this area. He is admitted to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, and the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.

Course: Evidence


  • Roger Groves  |  Professor of Law

Education:  J.D. Wayne State University Law School; 1978 B.A. Michigan State University, 1974

Professor Groves teaches at Coastal Law. His areas of expertise include Business Organizations and Taxation. He is an experienced online teacher. Professor Groves previously served as a Judge in Michigan’s Tax Tribunal and was a partner in Howard and Howard Attorneys, P.C., Bloomfield Hills.

Course: Business Organizations


  • Stacy Scaldo  |  Professor of Law

Education:  J.D., Nova Southeastern University; B.S., Pennsylvania State University

Professor Scaldo has taught in Coastal Law’s J.D. program since 2004. She has practiced law in a variety of settings, serving as a judicial clerk at the federal and state levels, an associate at a private law firm, and as a court approved arbitrator. Professor Scaldo has taught a number of courses at Coastal Law, including Professional Responsibility, Judicial Opinion Writing, and Lawyering Process.

Course: Professional Responsibility


  • Wenona Whitfield  |  Professor of Law

Education:  J.D. Southern Illinois University School of Law, 1977

Professor Whitfield has been a visiting professor of law at Coastal Law since 2007. She has taught law at for most of her career at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, where she also served as an Adjunct Professor in the SIU School of Medicine and as the law school Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor Whitfield taught as a Fulbright Professor at Tsinghua University in Bejing, China in 2002 and at the University of Ghana in Accra in 1991-1992. Her teaching and research interests are primarily in the areas of Property and Health law. Professor Whitfield is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Course: Property Law