Faculty Highlights September 2010

  • Professor Susan Harthill
Professor Susan Harthill was certified in September by the Florida Supreme Court as a Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator.
  • Professor Andrew Jurs
Professor Andrew Jurs presented his work-in-progress, Balancing Legal Process with Scientific Expertise: A Comparative Assessment of Expert Witness Methodology in Five Nations, and Suggestions for Reform of Post-Daubert U.S. Reliability Determinations, at the Annual Conference of the Central States Law School Association in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  The paper explores the balance of scientific expertise and legal process in complex civil litigation in a variety of legal systems.
  • Professor Michael Lewyn
Professor Lewyn’s article, "What Would Coase Do (About Parking Regulation)?" was accepted for publication in the Fordham Environmental Law Review.
  • Professor Andrew Long
Professor Long’s article, Global Climate Governance to Enhance Biodiversity & Well-Being: Integrating Non-State Networks and Public International Law in Tropical Forests, was accepted for publication in Environmental Law(Lewis & Clark Law School).  The article advances a novel public-private governance approach to simultaneously incentivizing reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity preservation, and human well-being in tropical forests.  In so doing, the article also offers an innovative and generalizable model for combining private market finance, non-state certification, and public funding to increase the coherence and effectiveness of global environmental regulation. 
Professor Long delivered a plenary presentation to an audience of approximately 100 distinguished academics from around the globe at the 8th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium in Ghent, Belgium.  Long’s comments emphasized the importance of designing international regulatory programs to beneficially affect multiple issue areas.  Later in the colloquium, he provided a panel presentation on the development of a climate regime program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from tropical deforestation.
In addition, Professor Long presented his research at Yale Law School during the Yale/UNITAR Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy. 
Finally, Professor Long agreed to write a brief article for the ABA TIPS Intellectual Property Law Committee newsletter addressing the role of intellectual property rights and technology transfer in international climate change governance. 
  • Professor Jana McCreary
Professor Jana R. McCreary will present her work-in-progress, Cruel and Unusual:  How the Bridge between Atkins and McDonald Presents the Need to Proactively Prevent the Crime when Punishment is Unjust at the 4th Annual Florida Legal Scholarship Forum at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg Florida on November 13.  In this work, Professor McCreary weaves Criminal Law, Mental Disability Law, and Gun Law, tying the 2002 Supreme Court case holding that execution of persons with mental retardation is a violation of the Eight Amendment with the recent Supreme Court case applying the Second Amendment to the states.
  • Professor Gerald Moran
Professor Moran’s book, John Chipman Gray: The Harvard Brahman of Property Law, Carolina Academic Press, 2010, was published in September.

  • Professor Sarah Sullivan
Sarah Sullivan conducted a seminar for parents of developmentally disabled children at Jacksonville ARC on September 8, 2010.  Professor Sullivan provides these outreach forums several times a semester regarding advance planning and alternatives for the developmentally disabled and their caregivers. 
At the Florida Bar Mid-Year Meeting, the Family Law Section voted to send proposed legislation regarding establishment of paternity in dependency cases to the Board of Governors as one of five legislative priorities for the 2010 Florida legislative session.  This legislation was the culmination of over a year’s work performed by Professor Sullivan’s Children’s Issues committee.  
On September 28, 2010, Professor Sullivan appeared on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross on WJCT’s 89.9 to discuss the implications of the 3d District Court of Appeal’s overturn of the gay adoption ban in Florida.   
  • Professor James Woodruff

Prof. James J. Woodruff II had an Op-Ed, America’s Vote Fraud Epidemic, posted on The Hill (TheHill.com). 

Prof. James J. Woodruff II supervised a group of 47 students as they collected absentee ballot data from election offices across the nation. This project was part of the Military Voter Protection Project. The students’ efforts resulted in uncovering violations of voting laws designed to protect the military’s right to vote. The results were turned over to the United States Department of Justice. 

Prof. James J. Woodruff II lectured on military voting rights at the RNLA Florida Election Law Seminar in Orlando.

 The Ponte Vedra Leader newspaper quoted Prof. Woodruff in an article on judicial elections.


Adjunct Faculty

  • Robert Morgan

This article ran in the Financial News and Daily Record about the recent project with Florida Coastal, NAS, the Jacksonville Bar Association, and Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.

Read this article online at http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=531913


  • Barry Newman 

Barry Newman was published in the Fall, 2010 edition of Lawyer-Pilot’s Bar Journal.


The Impact of Legislative Immunity Supplanting Products Liability Common Law





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