Faculty Highlights - July 2012

Professor Andrew Long

Professor Long gave a presentation titled “Linkage in 21st Century Environmental Governance” at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law during the 10th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads.

His presentation primarily discussed issue linkage and polycentric governance arrangements, both of which are central topics in the book he is writing, Linkage In Global Environmental Governance:  Law For Biodiversity, Climate Stability, And Human Well-Being (under contract with Edward Elgar Publishing). Please read on for all the highlights.

  • Professor Kirsten Clement 

Professor Kirsten Clement presented at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute on May 30, 2012. With Sarah Ricks of Rutgers Camden and Mary Bowman of Seattle University, Professor Clement presented on unique ways to incorporate public interest work into the law school curriculum. Specifically, Professor Clement spoke about the Public Interest Research Bureau, a new Coastal student organization that started operations during the spring of 2012 under the supervision of faculty members Kirsten Clement, Robert Hornstein, and Karen Millard, and Counselors Missy Davenport, Jeff Totty, and Jennifer Turney. 

  • Professor Quince Hopkins

Professor Quince Hopkins’ article, “Tempering Idealism with Realism:  Using Restorative Justice Processes to Promote Acceptance of Responsibility in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence,” was just published as the lead article in the Summer 2012 edition of Harvard’s Journal of Law and Gender.  She presented a forthcoming article, “Violence and Power along the Gender Axis:  Restorative Justice for Violence within the LGBT(Q)(I)(A) Community,” at Harvard’s annual Spring Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts.  Professor Hopkins also presented a related work in progress, “Exploring a Restorative Justice Analogy for Medical Professionals Working With Parents of Intersexed Children,” at the International Law and Society Association’s annual conference in Honolulu, Hawai’i in June.

  • Professor Richard Karcher 

Professor Karcher accepted a publication offer from South Carolina Law Review for his article, Using Liquidated Damages in Comparable Coaches' Contracts to Assess a School's Economic Damage From the Loss of a Successful Coach.

  • Professor Gregory Pingree

Professor Greg Pingree participated in the roundtable “How the Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships is Transforming Family Law Pedagogy and Scholarship” at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) 2012 Annual Conference on July 31st at the Ritz-Carlton at Amelia Island, Florida.  Professor Pingree focused on the challenges and rewards that have accompanied his efforts to discuss various same-sex legal issues, and particularly the core issue of sexual identity, in his Sexual Orientation and the Law and Law and Religion courses at Florida Coastal.

  • Professor Lucille Ponte 

Prof. Ponte presentedThe Essential Role of Self-Regulation and Industry Ethics in the Consumer Blogosphere as a member of a panel reviewing The Role of Business Ethics and Regulatory Law in Social Media at the 2012 SEALS Annual Conference at Amelia Island.  She also served as a Coastal Law exhibitor at the SEALS Distance Education Exposition as a member of SEALS Distance Education Committee and InfiLaw’s Interactive Learning Objects Task Force.

  • Professor Leigh Scales

Professor Leigh Scales presented “The Six Stages of Learning Outcomes and Assessment:  From Denial to Not Only Acceptance, but Enthusiasm!” at the Empire State Legal Writing Conference on June 23, 2012, at SUNY Buffalo Law School in Buffalo, New York.

  • Professor Rod Sullivan

Professor Rod Sullivan made a presentation entitled  “Pleading, Proffering and Proving Novel Legal Theories” to the Alaska Bar Association meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, and made a presentation at the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division on “Arguing Maritime Cases Before the Supreme Court,” as part of the Court’s “Lunch-and-Learn” program.

  • Professor Sarah Sullivan

Sarah Sullivan has been appointed to the Executive Council of the Public Interest Law Section of the Florida Bar and the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar.  Professor Sullivan is also co-chairing the Disability Committee under the PILS.  She has been appointed as the Publications chair for the Family Law Section meaning that she will be responsible for all submissions to the Florida Bar Journal on behalf of the Section as well as publication of the quarterly Family Law Commentator.  At the exact moment that the United States Supreme Court announced its decision regarding the Affordable Care Act, Professor Sullivan appeared on the local Fox News Affiliate as a commentator.  Additionally, Professor Sullivan’s article, “Infringed Benefits, Myths Truths and Consequences of Health Care Reform,” was published in the Summer 2012 issue of Coastal Law Magazine.  


Adjunct Faculty


  • Adjunct Professor Patrick W. Krechowski

Patrick W. Krechowski was a co-presenter on the topic of "Solutions to Permitting and Mitigating in the Coastal Marine Environment" at the 26th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School in Marco Island, FL.