Faculty Highlights - December 2012

  • Jeff Todd

Prof. Jeff Todd, along with Prof. Kirsten K. Davis of Stetson University School of Law, have arranged the first Colloquium on Law and Rhetoric on March 9, 2013, at Stetson’s campus in Gulfport, Florida. The event will give scholars from around the country the opportunity to discuss how rhetoric theory informs their scholarship and how it can be an ever greater part of the law school curriculum.

Read on for the full highlights.

The invitees include professors from law schools and those doing interdisciplinary research in other university departments. Prof. Gregory Pingree of Florida Coastal School of Law is one of those who will attend.

  • Nancy Hogshead-Makar

The United States Olympic Committee has nominated Professor Hogshead-Makar a second time for the International Olympic Committee’s “Woman of the Year” award.

Professor Hogshead-Makar was a speaker at the DohaGOALS symposium in Doha, Qatar, on December 9-13th, 2012.

Professor Hogshead-Makar was quoted in USA Today about a major arbitration win on behalf of Olympic athletes, and their ability to use the Amateur Sports Act to protest abusive coaches, as well as three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton having worked as an escort. She was also quoted in New York Daily News regarding Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett filing a Hail Mary antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA, in protest over sanctions against Penn State after the university football program ignored former coach Sandusky's molestation of boys.

The Nieman Foundation at Harvard has recognized Rob Trucks’ 2012 story on Professor Hogshead-Makar that included her rape in 1981. “My intention is for "rape" to be as speakable as "breast cancer" is now. Before pink ribbons became the norm, “breast cancer” was whispered, and kept women disempowered, no self-exam or early reporting. Now imagine if the illogical shame of rape was gone, and what that would mean for rape survivors.”

  • Karen Millard

Professor Karen Millard has accepted an offer to publish her article, “The Role Law Schools Should Play in Filling the Justice Gap” in the Ave Maria Law Review.

  • Bradley Shannon

In January, Professor Shannon attended the 2013 AALS Annual Meeting and the 15th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference, both in New Orleans.

  • Rod Sullivan

Professor Rod Sullivan was quoted in the Jacksonville Business Journal in an article entitled “Jaxport Sues Contractor for Work at Dames Point.”


  • Joe Boatwright

Professor Boatwright was elected as the County Court Judge in Putnam County on November 6, 2012. He has been an adjunct at the school for nine y