Faculty

Faculty

Arthur Best

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

Neil Cogan

Professor of Law

Education:

LL.B., B.A. University of Pennsylvania

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

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 Florida Coastal School of 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

William Geimer

William Geimer

Professor of Law

Education:

J.D. University of North Carolina 1969; B.S. East Tennessee State University 1962

Professor Geimer is an experienced teacher with expertise in a number of areas. He joined the faculty of Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1980 and has served as a Professor of Law Emeritus since 2001. He has taught Evidence, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Civil Procedure. Professor Geimer has been published in numerous scholarly publications. He is especially known for his extensive research on the death penalty, and his publications on this subject have influenced many others.

Course: Evidence

Roger Groves

Roger Groves

Professor of Law

Education:

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

Professor Groves teaches at Florida Coastal School of 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

Richard Klein

Richard Klein

Professor of Law

Education:

Ph. D. Columbia University 1972; J.D. Harvard Law School 1970; B.S. University of Wisconsin 1968

Professor Klein has a long and distinguished teaching career at Hofstra Law School, CUNY Law School and, at present, Touro Law College. He has taught in China, India, Russia, Israel, and Hong Kong. He has published numerous scholarly articles on Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and International Human Rights Law and is active in the Criminal Justice Sections of both the American Bar Association and the American Association of Law Schools.

Course: Criminal Law

Michael Lewyn

Michael Lewyn

Professor of Law

Education:

J.D., University of Pennsylvania; B.A., Wesleyan University

Professor Lewyn teaches at Florida Coastal School of Law. He has taught a variety of subjects including Trusts and Estates, Property, and Environmental Law. Professor Lewyn is an expert on Land Use and has published numerous articles on urban planning. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Theodore McMillian of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Course: Wills, Trusts, and Succession

Lynn McDowell

Lynn McDowell

Professor of Law

Education:

J.D. Indiana University School of Law 1976; B.S. Indiana University 1971

An experienced prosecutor, Professor McDowell has significant Criminal Law practice and teaching experience. Her subject areas include Criminal Procedure and Evidence. She has previously served as an administrative law judge and as a trial attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Professor McDowell teaches at Florida Coastal School of Law and puts her vast practical experience to good use as Director of FCSL's Clinical program, where she helps students acquire practical legal skills as they handle real cases.

Course: Criminal Procedure

Rex Perschbacher

Rex Perschbacher

Professor of Law

Education:

J.D., University of California, Berkeley 1972; A.B. Philosophy, Stanford University 1968

Professor Perschbacher has taught at UC Davis since 1981. He served as Dean of that Law School from 1998 to 2008; and before then he served as Associate Dean from 1993-1998. His subject areas of expertise include: Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility, Introduction to US Law, and Clinical teaching. He received the law school's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992, and a Special Citation Affirmative Action and Diversity Achievement Award, 2001.

Course: Introduction to US Law

Stacy Scaldo

Stacy Scaldo

Professor of Law

Education:

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

Professor Scaldo has taught in Florida Coastal School of 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 FCSL including Professional Responsibility, Judicial Opinion Writing, and Lawyering Process.

Course: Professional Responsibility

Wenona Whitfield

Wenona Whitfield

Professor of Law

Education:

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

Professor Whitfield has been a Visiting Professor Law at Florida Coastal School of 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 is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Course: Property Law