Faculty Highlights - February 2013

  • Rod Sullivan

Professor Sullivan was named as the Program Director for Coastal Law’s new graduate program in Logistics and Transportation. The program will offer LLM degrees to students who are seeking further education in the rapidly growing field of transportation trade.

Professor Sullivan was interviewed on WLXT TV-4's The Morning Show and Evening News regarding the rights of passengers who were stranded at sea aboard the cruise ship Carnival Triumph. In addition he was interviewed by reporter Ken Amaro of WTLV TV-12 regarding the liability of school boards which permit parents to pay for off-duty police officers to work as security guards at public schools.

  • Susan Harthill

Professor Susan Harthill presented her body of work on workplace bullying at two conferences in February. She presented at the Florida NELA annual conference in Orlando on February 8 (National Association of Employment Lawyers). On February 23, she presented at a conference at the Temple University Beasley School of Law, as one of three panelists discussing the law of workplace bullying. Professor Harthill’s presentation is expected to be published in a symposium volume of the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review. The Temple University conference explored bullying cultures in a variety of different venues, including K-12 education, college and professional schools, the workplace, and senior living environments. A blog post on the Temple conference can be found here.

In related news, Florida legislatures have pre-filed workplace bullying legislation in both the House and Senate.

  • Andrew Long

On February 28, Professor Andrew Long hosted the 14th Annual Northeast Florida Environmental Summit at Coastal Law, along with Professor Rod Sullivan, Professor Eric Hull, and Dr. Quinton White of Jacksonville University. The event addressed the theme “Brokering Solutions: Science and Economics in Environmental Policy” and included four interdisciplinary panels addressing environmental issues, as well as a keynote address by the Acting

Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Management of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Eric Schwaab, and closing remarks by Representative Lake Ray. Along with many students, the conference attracted an audience that included employees of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the City of Jacksonville, several nonprofit environmental organization, and others from the region who are interested in environmental policy. Additional information is available at: http://fcsl.edu/content/northeast-florida-environmental-summit

Also in February, Professor Long submitted drafts of three chapters he was invited to write for the forthcoming book INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: THE PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE TO THE LAWS OF THE PLANET (Roger Martella & Brett Grosko, editors, ABA Publishing, forthcoming 2013). Professor Long is writing Protected Species (Chapter 14), Key Environmental Law Treaties and Agreements (Chapter 68), and The Role of International Standards (Chapter 69).

On February 2, Professor Long presented on “Linkage and Polycentrism in International Environmental Law” at the 2013 Scholarship and Teaching Development Workshop: Sharing Scholarship, Building Teachers held at Albany Law School. Professor Long’s presentation was drawn from 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).

  • Lucille M. Ponte

Prof. Lucille M. Ponte - Prof. Ponte's article, Leveling Up to Immersive Dispute Resolution (IDR) in 3-D Virtual Worlds: Learning and Employing Key IDR Skills to Resolve In-World Developer-Participant Conflicts, was published by the University of Arkansas Little Rock (UALR) Law Review at 34 U. ARK. LITTLE ROCK L. REV. 713 (2012)/http://ualr.edu/lawreview/2013/01/28/leveling-up- to-immersive-dispute-resolution-idr-in-3-d-virtual-worlds-learning-and- employing-key-idr-skills-to-resolve-in-world-developer-participant-conflicts/. The article is part of that law review’s Ben J. Altheimer Paper Symposium, eConflicts Resolved: Evaluations of Legal Solutions to Information- Age Conflicts. In her review of dispute resolution clauses in forty-five virtual worlds, she proposes a new conflict resolution approach; the utilization of “immersive dispute resolution (IDR)” for disputes between owners-developers and subscribers-consumers.

  • Amanda Reid

Professor Amanda Reid’s article “Private Memorials on Public Space: Roadside Crosses at the Intersection of the Free Speech Clause and the Establishment Clause” has been accepted for publication in Fall 2013 issue of the Nebraska Law Review.

  • Bradley Scott Shannon

Professor Shannon’s article, “Why Denials of Summary Judgment Should Be Appealable,” has been published at 80 Tenn. L. Rev. 45 (2012).