Faculty Highlights - June 2012

Professor Kristine S. Cherek

Professor Kristine Cherek has been named to M Magazine's list of "The Leading Lawyers in Milwaukee" which will be published in the July 2012 edition.  Professor Cherek is recognized for her work with the law firm of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., where she remains of counsel.  Professor Cherek is one of 14 attorneys recognized in the field of Health Law and one of 24 attorneys recognized in the field of Real Estate Law.  Attorneys are selected as "Leading Lawyers" based on peer reviews, experience, education, speaking, publishing, and awards.

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  • Professor Ericka Curran

Ericka Curran Received an award from the American Immigration Lawyers Association of Central Florida for Excellence in the practice of immigration law for 2011/2012.

  • Professor Brian Foley

Prof. Foley was one of the organizers of his 25th class reunion for Dartmouth College.  He organized and moderated the Authors Panel and read from his recent book, A satire of financial self-help, A New financial You in 28 Days!  A 37-Day Plan.

  • Professor Susan Harthill

Professor Susan Harthill's most recent ERISA article has been selected for reprint in the 2012 NYU Review of Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (published by Lexis through NYU’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies).  The article, The Supreme Court Fills a Gaping Hole: Cigna Corp. v. Amara Clarifies the Scope of Equitable Relief under ERISA, was originally published in 45 J. Marshall L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2012). 

  • Professor Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Professor Hogshead-Makar testified before the Senate HELP Committee June 20, 2012. The witness list:

  Billie Jean King , Former Professional Tennis Player, New York, NY

  Nancy Hogshead-Makar , Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist, Professor of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, FL

  Dr. Mae Carol Jemison, Physician and Retired NASA Astronaut, Houston, TX

  Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz , Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

The event is recorded and available here:  http://www.c-span.org/Events/Senate-HELP-Examines-Impact-of-Title-IX/107...

On June 21, Professor Hogshead-Makar took part in a symposium with Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services; Cynthia Brown, Vice President for Education Policy, Center for American Progress, Neena Chaudhry, Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center; Christine Grant, former Athletic Director, University of Iowa, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Senior Director of Advocacy, Women's Sports Foundation; Professor of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law; Erin Hamlin, World Champion, Luge, and Christine Brennan, USA Today Sports Writer. 

A recording is available here:  http://www.americanprogress.org/events/2012/06/titleix.html

Professor Hogshead-Makar has been instrumental in formulating policies for Safe4Athletes, an organization formed to protect athletes from abuse in club sports, such as Olympic sports, including sexual abuse.  www.safe4athletes.org  

June 22, Professor Hogshead-Makar was on MSNBC with Chris Jansing. Available:    http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/en/sitecore/content/home/she-network/education/wsf-senior-director-of-advocacy-nancy-hogshead-makar-talks-title-ix-on-msnbc.aspx

Professor Hogshead-Makar was on NPR on June 23rd, with Bill Littlefield:  http://onlyagame.wbur.org/2012/06/23/title-ix-2 

Professor Hogshead-Makar was on NPR June 19th with Scott Simon:  http://www.npr.org/2012/06/23/155622564/in-sports-opportunities-women-still-lag 

Hogshead Makar quoted widely in the following articles: 

Kate Fagan and Luke Cyphers, ESPN, “Five Myths About Title IX” http://espn.go.com/espnw/title-ix/7729603/five-myths-title-ix ;

Christine Brennan, USA Today, “Title IX, Now More than Ever” http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/brennan/story/2012-06-20/brennan-title-IX-needed-now-more-than-ever/55715430/1

Christine Brennan, USA Today “Blade Runner Oscar Pestorius in London Olympics” http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/brennan/story/2012-07-04/oscar-pistorius-london-olympics-brennan/56020094/1

George Diaz, Orlando Sentinal, “Penn State’s Neglect In Sandusky Case Stirs Memories for Rape Survivor:  http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-07-04/sports/os-george-diaz-penn-state-rape-0706-20120704_1_tim-curley-joe-paterno-penn-state

Suzanne Haliburton, Statesman, “Former Olympic Swimmer and Longhorn Fights for Safety From Sexual Abuse:    http://www.statesman.com/sports/longhorns/ut-ex-fights-for-safety-from-sexual-abuse-2411045.html

Tony Baranek, The Sun-Times, “Softball Facility is Subject of title IX Complaint at Homewood Flossmoor.”  http://yourseason.suntimes.com/home/13663672-393/softball-facility-is-subject-of-title-ix-complaint-at-homewood-flossmoor.html

Tony Baranek, The Sun-Times, “Title IX an Unknown Boon for Today’s Women Athletes” http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/sports/13494273-419/title-ix-an-unknown-boon-for-todays-female-athletes.html

David Barron, Chronicle, “Title IX Proponents Tout Successes, Say Work is Far From Over” http://www.chron.com/sports/college/article/Title-IX-proponents-tout-successes-say-work-is-3659480.php#src=fb ;

David Zirin, The Nation, “Serena Williams and Getting Emotional For Title IX” http://www.thenation.com/blog/168793/serena-williams-and-getting-emotional-title-ix 

Professor Hogshead-Makar was honored with 43 other women, who have played sports and made an impact in society.  Julie Foudy,  Dr. Dot Richardson, Beth Brooke, Meg Whitman, Val Ackerman and astronaut Sandra Magnus, among others, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The event was put on by espnW, the Women’s Sports Foundation and Women in Cable Telecommunications. http://www.wict.org/programs/40FOR40/Pages/40FOR40Honorees.aspx 

Professor Hogshead-Makar gave several speeches during the first annual Association of Title IX Coordinators (ATIXA) in Chicago on June 23-24.  Her speeches included the Opening Remarks with Bernie Sandler and Wendy Murphy, Pregnant and Parenting Students and Sexual Harassment in Athletics.  Earlier, Professor Hogshead-Makar had collaborated with ATIXA to support the Department of Education’s policy on Title IX and Sexual Violence, including 53 other organizations and influential individuals:  http://www.atixa.org/documents/Organizational%20Sign-on%20for%20DCL%20re%20Sexual%20Violence%202012%20FINAL%20Sign%20on.pdf 

  • Professor Marc McAllister

Professor Marc McAllister has published his most recent article, The Fourth Amendment and New Technologies:  The Misapplication of Analogical Reasoning, in the Spring 2012 volume of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal.  Professor McAllister also appeared live on Jacksonville’ s First Coast Connect, WJCT FM/TV, radio broadcast in a 25-minute segment to discuss recent developments in the Cristian Fernandez case.

  • Professor Jennifer Millis

Professor Jennifer Millis provided commentary and analysis of the United States Supreme Court’s recent health care decision and the impact on Florida for CBS Action News in three different segments which ran on Friday June 29 and Monday July 2. 

  • Professor David Pimentel

Professor Pimentel lectured at the United States Institute of Peace, in Washington, DC, on Rule of Law, in early May. His topics included working with NGOs  in Rule of Law reform work, and a separate presentation on Rule of Law approaches in South Sudan.  The program was coordinated by the Rule of Law Collaborative at University of South Carolina as a training exercise for federal personnel involved in Rule of Law promotion efforts abroad.

  • Professor Brad Shannon

Professor Shannon’s essay, “Some Concerns About Sua Sponte,” has just been published at 73 Ohio St. L.J. Furthermore 27 (2012).  It can be found at:  http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/students/groups/oslj/files/2012/07/Furthermore.Shannon.pdf.

  • Professor Rod Sullivan

Professor Sullivan's article A Constitutional Approach to Maritime Law was published in the July 2012 issue of the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce.

Adjunct Faculty 

  • Adjunct Professor Patrick W. Krechowski

Patrick W. Krechowski will be participating in a panel discussion entitled "Solutions to Permitting and Mitigating in the Coastal and Marine Environment" at the Florida Chamber's 26th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School in Marco Island, FL, on July 19, 2012.