Faculty Highlights - May 2012

  • Professor Cleveland Ferguson 

Professor Cleveland Ferguson III’s article on International Human Rights, has been published in The International Lawyer, at 46 Int’l L 389 (2012). He has also published The Human Rights News, Vol. II, No.1 (2012) for the International Human Rights Committee.

The chair-elect of the ABA Section on International Law has reappointed Professor Ferguson as Vice Chair of the International Human Rights Committee for the 2013-2014 year. Please read on for the full highlights.

The Florida Bar Board of Governors reappointed Professor Ferguson to the Florida Legal Services Board of Directors to a two-year term.

  • Professor Carolyn Herman

Professor Carolyn Herman served as a moderator and panelist at From New York to Hollywood to South Beach: The Third Annual International Legal Symposium on the World of Music, Film, Literary Publishing, Television and Sports sponsored by the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries in Miami on May 4, 2012. Her specific panel was "The Spinning Paradigm Spinning Out of Control: The International World of Literary Publishing"  where she led a discussion on the recent federal court decisions in The Author's Guild v. Google, Inc. and The Author's Guild v. Hathitrust (both concerning whether the unprecedented efforts to digitize entire libraries for public use constitute copyright infringement) and The United States of America v. Apple, Inc. (concerning whether certain recent on-line pricing of e-books by a group of publishers and Apple constitutes a violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act). She also spoke specifically about how to advise clients regarding the contractual benefits and pitfalls of the increasingly popular ability to self-publish literary works. 

  • Professor Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Nancy Hogshead-Makar’s book chapter has been accepted for publication as part of The Ethics of Coaching, edited by Robert L. Simon McEwen Professor of Philosophy, Hamilton College. The book will be published by Westview Press of Perseus Books.

Professor Hogshead-Makar’s law review article will be included in Philip T.K. Daniel and E. Gordon Gee's Law, Policy and Higher Education, to be published by Matthew Bender & Company, Inc.  “Is Title IX Really to Blame for the Decline in Intercollegiate Men’s Nonrevenue Sports?” 14 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 65 (2003).

Professor Hogshead-Makar received an “Advocate’s Award” from the Alliance of Women Coaches in Atlanta, May 30, 2012.  Other award winners included Christine Grant, Karen Morrison, Richard Lapchick, Tina Sloan Green and Judy Sweet.  

ESPNW included Professor Hogshead-Makar in its list: "40 Women Who Will Change Way Sports are Played." http://espn.go.com/espnw/title-ix/7993164/espn-magazine-ix-women-change-way-sports-played Others include Sarah Robb-O'Hagen (President of Gatorade), Judy Sweet, Geena Davis, Lindsey Vonn, Kelli Masters (agent), Heidi Ueberroth (President, NBA International), Cindy Davis (President, Nike Golf) and Angela Ruggiero (President, Women’s Sports Foundation)

Professor Hogshead-Makar was included in "Women who have made a significant impact on society after playing high school or college sports." Others on the list include Condoleezza Rice, Sally Ride, Ellen DeGeneres, Meg Whitman, Tina Fey and Beth Brooke. The list is hosted by WICT, ESPNW, and the WSF.  http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/home/media-center-2/press-releases/may-17-2012-press-release

Professor Hogshead-Makar’s blog post for the Aspen Institute: Lessons Learned From Title IX: Life-Long Benefits from Sports Should be Available To All  http://www.aspeninstitute.org/about/blog/lessons-learned-title-ix?utm_source=as.pn&utm_medium=urlshortener  

Professor Hogshead-Makar’s blog post for MomsTeam: For Kids Under 12 Sports Not About Winning http://www.momsteam.com/blog/may-sports-moms-month/nancy-hogshead-makar-kids-under-12-sports-not-about-winning 

  • Professor Andrew Long

Professor Andrew Long presented his work on “Reconceiving the Role of Law for Global Environmental Problems:  Issue Linkage & Polycentrism” at the Rule of Law for Nature Conference hosted by the Natural Resources Law Group of the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway on May 10.  The conference featured presentations by leading international environmental law scholars from around the world and sought to identify critical issues to be addressed at the UN’s Earth Summit 2012 (“Rio+20”) in June 2012.   

Also in May, Professor Long was invited to author the chapter “Key Environmental Law Treaties and Agreements” for the forthcoming book International Environmental Law: The Practitioner’s Guide to the Laws of the Planet to be published by the American Bar Association.   

In addition, Professor Long edited a joint newsletter for two committees of the ABA Section on Environment, Energy, & Resources (SEER), the International Environmental Law Committee and the Endangered Species Committee.  The newsletter is anticipated to be available in June 2012.   

Professor Long also submitted final revisions of his article “REDD as a Sustainable Forestry Mechanism?: Toward Adaptation-Oriented REDD,” which was invited for publication in a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Tropical Conservation Science that is being edited by members of the International Society of Tropical Foresters at the Yale School of Forestry and the Environment.  

  • Professor David Pimentel

    Professor Pimentel traveled to the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina to teach in an “Inter-agency Rule of Law Training” for federal personnel in the Department of State, Department of Justice, and Department of Defense, who are being deployed into post-conflict environments.  The training is carried out under a federal contract secured by the Rule of Law Collaborative (ROLC) at University of South Carolina.  He taught modules on “Blended Legal Systems” and “Working with NGOs and other Rule of Law Actors,” and an interactive workshop on Rule of Law in South Sudan.
  • Professor Bradley S. Shannon

Professor Shannon has accepted an offer to publish his essay, “Some Concerns About Sua Sponte,” in the inaugural edition of Furthermore, the e-supplement to the Ohio State Law Journal.

  • Professor Rod Sullivan

Professor Sullivan's article A Constitutional Approach to Maritime Law has been accepted for publication in the July issue of the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce.  The JMLC is the leading maritime law journal in the nation.  It is peer-reviewed and published four times annually.

  • Professor Alan G. Williams 

The peer-edited/peer-reviewed Southern Medical Journal has extended to Professor Alan G. Williams an offer of publication for his article, "A Proposed Compromise for National Medical Malpractice Reform."  The 104-year-old Southern Medical Journal is one of the most prestigious medical journals in the country.  Professor Williams has accepted the offer of publication.

Adjunct Faculty 

  • Adjunct Professor Richard A. Sichta

Professor Sichta entered into a partnership with Shawn Arnold (who also has been an adjunct professor at FCSL) and now they have a seven-attorney law firm called Arnold and Sichta. 

Professor Sichta made the Super Lawyers 2012 Rising Stars list for Appellate practice. 

  • Adjunct Professor Ann K. Smith

Professor Smith is now a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.