November 2009 Faculty Highlights


Faculty Highlights

Full-Time Faculty

  • Professor Elizabeth DeCoux
Professor Glen-Peter Ahlers, in his article Earth Jurisprudence:  A Pathfinder, writes about legal protections for non-human species and for planet Earth.  Ahlers notes that there are too many law review articles to read in this field, so he identifies six articles that are "not to be missed."  One of those six is Professor Elizabeth DeCoux's article, In the Valley of the Dry Bones:  Reuniting the Word "Standing" with Its Meaning in Animal Cases. 
  • Professor Cleveland Ferguson
On November 2, 2009, Professor Cleveland Ferguson III was appointed Chairperson of the Personnel Committee of the Florida Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors.
He chaired United States Senator Bill Nelson’s Service Academy Nominations Board’s Air Force Panel-Tallahassee Region on November 5, 2009, and chaired the State Board selection process in Orlando on November 21, 2009.
Professor Ferguson was the keynote speaker for the 34th Annual Fall Leadership Institute Luncheon of the Florida African American Student Association, Inc., held in Jacksonville, Florida on November 13, 2009. He was president of the association from 1992-1994. He also retrained as an American Bar Association Site Team Inspector from November 13-14, 2009, in Rosemont, IL.
Professor Ferguson was honored for receiving tenure and promotion to the rank of full professor by the Florida Coastal faculty on November 16, 2009.
  • Professor Nancy Hogshead-Makar
Frank DeFord quoted Professor Hogshead-Makar positively in his NPR radio segment on cheerleading and Title IX. 
After over 40 people wrote in to protest, USA Today retracted a portion of an article that flatly mischaracterized Professor Hogshead-Makar’s position (and women’s sports organization’s positions) on cheerleading and Title IX.  USA Today published one of the rebuttals by Bernice R. Sandler, senior scholar, Women's Research and Education Institute in Washington, D.C.    The Women’s Sports Foundation’s position is available here by Karen Durkin, “Another View; Don’t Call an Activity a Sport.”
Professor Hogshead-Makar guest lectured a Sports Law and Economics Seminar at Arkansas State University, November 18th, 2009.  Her lecture was entitled, The Economics of Title IX in Intercollegiate Athletics. 
Professor Hogshead-Makar was widely quoted in Florida Trend Sports Business article, “It’s Rough and Tumble at FHSAA; The new head of the powerful organization that regulates high school sports stepped into the job amid controversy and hasn’t been afraid of it since.” by Cynthia Barnett. The article discussed the Title IX litigation over unequal cuts to competitive schedules, Cook v. FHSAA, that cost the Association over $100,000 to settle.
Professor Hogshead-Makar was the keynote speaker at an event launching a new television channel (200) on Comcast focused on Olympic sports on November 4th at the University Club.  Two Sports Law Certificate candidates joined her, Daniel Fox and Shawn Packer.
Professor Hogshead-Makar spoke at the Susan G. Komen/ Row for the Cure Breast Cancer Breakfast on November 20th, 2009. 
Professor Hogshead-Makar gave a speech to Lakeside Elementary School on “Success is a Learned Skill” on November 6th, 2009. 
  • Professor Quince Hopkins
Professors Marc McAllister and Nareissa Smith presented their papers as junior scholars in the Florida Faculty Forum hosted by Stetson Law School.  Professor Quince Hopkins represented Coastal Law as a senior faculty mentor at the Florida Faculty Forum hosted by Stetson Law School, chairing scholarly paper presentations by junior faculty from many law schools around the state.
  • Professor Andrew W. Jurs
Professor Jur’s article, Judicial Analysis of Complex & Cutting-Edge Science in the Daubert Era: Epidemiologic Risk Assessment as a Test Case for Reform Strategies, was published this month in the Connecticut Law Review.
  • Professor Andrew Long
Professor Andrew Long served as a moderator on the Sustainable Land Use panel of the 11th Annual Northeast Florida Environmental Summit hosted at Coastal Law on November 12.  Also in November, Professor Long was invited to speak and publish in connection with the William Mitchell Law Review’s annual symposium and the 2009-10 Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal Symposium.  In addition, Professor Long’s most recent publication, Taking Adaptation Value Seriously: Designing REDD to Protect Biodiversity, 3 Carbon and Climate Law Review 314 (2009), was among top ten downloads in two of the SSRN subject categories.
  • Professor Marc McAllister
On Saturday, November 14, 2009, Assistant Professor Marc McAllister participated in the 2009 Florida Legal Scholarship Forum on the Gulfport campus of Stetson University College of Law.  Professor McAllister presented his article, entitled, Confrontation, the Disguised Witness, and Crawford’s Uneasy Tension with Craig: Does Crawford’s Literal Cross-Examination Requirement Mandate Return to a Literal Face-to-Face Requirement?  This article will be published in the Drake Law Review in spring 2010. 
  • Professors David Pimentel
David Pimentel was one of two American law professors invited to address a workshop on “Customary Justice and Legal Pluralism in Post-Conflict and Fragile Societies” on November 17-18 at George Washington University.  The workshop was co-sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace and the World Bank, and included 100 individuals from 65 organizations in 30 countries, mostly legal anthropologists and rule of law practitioners doing post-conflict transitional justice in war-torn communities.  Prof. Pimentel presented his paper on “Rule of Law Reform without Cultural Imperialism:  Reinforcing Customary Justice through Collateral Review in Southern Sudan.”
  • Professor Brad Shannon
Professor Shannon was selected to serve as moderator of a roundtable discussion on the subject, “Obtaining and Executing Casebook Contracts” at the 2010 SEALS Conference in Palm Beach.
  • Professor Rod Sullivan
Professor Sullivan moderated the environmental panel on Industry at the 11th Annual
Northeast Florida Environmental Summit held in Jacksonville on November 12th. The Summit, entitled “Growing Green: Developing a Sustainable Florida” featured speakers from the law schools at the University of Montana, Brandeis, FSU, University of Florida, Widener, and Florida International University. Other speakers appeared from FSU’s College of Engineering, CSX, the EPA, JPA, JEA, the City of Jacksonville, and Environmental Services, Inc. The Summit was organized by Professor Andrew Long.

Adjunct Faculty

  • Professor Robert Morgan
Professor Morgan spoke at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Annual Conference in Jersey City, NJ.
  • Professor Michael Shorstein
This week’s publication of the Jacksonville Daily Record features an article about Michael Shorstein. 
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