Faculty Highlights - April 2013

  • Quince Hopkins

Professor Quince Hopkins’ article, The Devil is in the Details: Ethical, Constitutional and Other Legal Doctrinal Challenges in the Implementation of a Restorative Justice Intervention for Sex Offenses will be published as the lead article in the peer-edited Criminal Law Bulletin 2013 volume.

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  • Judy A. Clausen

Professor Clausen article entitled, "Empower People with Mental Illness through Ulysses Arrangements" was accepted for publication by the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics and will be published in the February 2014 issue.

  • Elizabeth DeCoux

Professor Elizabeth DeCoux has accepted an invitation to speak at the Animal Rights 2013 National Conference in Washington, D.C. in June. Her topics will include commonality of oppression and efforts to silence the animal rights movement.

  • Brian J. Foley

Professor Foley's article, "Contraband Immunity: Updating Amsterdam, LaFave, and White's 'Use Exclusion' Proposal to Limit Police Pretext," was published as the lead article in the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law. It may be found at 17 Berkeley J. Crim. L. 195 (2012).

Professor Foley participated in Citizenship Day at Florida Coastal on April 13, helping immigrants apply for U.S. citizenship.

Professor Foley was nominated for Comedian of the Year and Most Popular Comedian in the Jacksonville Comedy Awards. (He didn't win.)

  • Mary Margaret Giannini

Professor Mary Margaret Giannini’s article, Slow Acid Drips and Evidentiary Nightmares: Smoothing Out the Rough Justice of Child Pornography Restitution with a Presumed Damages Theory has been published in Volume 49 of Georgetown’s AMERICAN CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW. A second article, Continuous Contamination: How Traditional Criminal Restitution Principles Undermine Cleaning Up the Toxic Waste of Child Pornography Possession, also addressing the problems surrounding restitution for victims of child pornography, has been accepted for publication in the NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL ON CRIMINAL AND CIVIL CONFINEMENT. This April, Professor Giannini was also the featured speaker for the City of Jacksonville’s annual Victim

Rights Week commemoration, where she led a seminar addressing the long term mental impact of crime on victims.

  • Susan Harthill

Professor Susan Harthill has accepted an offer from Vermont Law Review to publish her most recent article, "Shining A Spotlight On Unpaid Law Student Workers." The article details several categories of unpaid law student workers but focuses on unpaid interns in for-profit law firms as a potential violation of wage and hour laws. Professor Harthill acknowledges here and in her article her wonderful colleagues who reviewed and commented on her description of various programs - Professors Rob Hornstein, Laura Boeckman, Ada Hammond and Karen Millard.

  • Eric Hull

Professor Hull’s article entitled, Ocean Acidification: Legal and Policy Responses to Address Climate Change's Evil Twin has been accepted for publication in the NYU Environmental Law Journal. Marine ecosystems and the organisms that inhabit those systems function within a very narrow range of chemical and biogeochemical parameters. Ocean absorption of atmospheric carbon dioxide is altering the basic chemistry of the ocean in ways that may fundamentally alter marine systems. Existing legal and policy response to address climate change may actually increase the rate of ocean acidification. In his article, Professor Hull addresses the impacts of ocean acidification on the marine environment and proposes amendments to the Clean Water Act’s water quality standards that will mitigate the impacts of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems.

  • Rick Karcher

Rick Karcher co-authored an article with Stephen F. Ross and S. Baker Kensinger titled, "Judicial Review of NCAA Eligibility Decisions: Evaluation of the Restitution Rule and a Call for Arbitration." The article will appear next fall in the Journal of College and University Law, a refereed journal published by Notre Dame Law School.

  • John Knechtle

Professor Knechtle spoke to the faculty of Elon University School of Law on April 8 on the topic, Hate Speech and American Exceptionalism. Professor Knechtle was part of Elon’s faculty development program which brings in outside speakers twice a month to speak at a faculty colloquium. He also sat in on one of his constitutional law casebook co-authors, Professor Steven Friedland’s criminal law class. Friedland was one of twenty-five law teachers included in the forthcoming Harvard University Press book by Michael Hunter Schwartz and Gerry Hess, What the Best Law Teachers Do.

  • Antony B. Kolenc

Professor Kolenc was interviewed by Shannon Ogden on the First Coast News show, “On Point,” regarding the recent U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments involving same-sex marriage and the Defense of Marriage Act. The interview was taped and aired March 31 and April 1.

  • Andrew Long

Professor Andrew Long presented his work at the University of Minnesota Law School on April 25 as a part of the 2013 Consortium on Law and Values, titled “Legal & Policy Pathways for Energy Innovation.” Professor Long’s presentation, titled “Governance at the Energy-Environment Nexus: Developing Linkages Among Governments and Issues for a Twenty-first Century Regulatory Challenge,” discussed the relationship of international law and institutions to national and subnational law and institutions, particularly the potential to create international incentives that would promote energy innovation and sustainability at the national and subnational level.

  • Gregory Pingree

On April 5th, 2013, Professors Greg Pingree, Jeff Todd, and Brian Foley were the featured speakers at a CLE conference on "Literature and the Law," a one-day event sponsored by the Florida Coastal Law Review. Professor Pingree spoke on "Why the Study of Law and Literature Matters to Legal Education," Professor Todd addressed the topic "Law and Literature v. Law and Rhetoric: An Application to Product Warning Defects," and Professor

Foley's presentation was titled "The Growth of the Applied Legal Storytelling Movement; and The Permitted, the Prohibited, the Silent, and the Absent Narratives in Criminal Sentencing."

  • Lucille Ponte

Prof. Ponte participated in the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law’s symposium, IP Rights, Ownership and Identity in Social Media at John Marshall School of Law in Chicago, IL on April 4-5, 2013. She made an invited presentation, Mad Men Posing as Ordinary Consumers: The Essential Role of Self-Regulation and Industry Ethics in Decreasing Deceptive Online Consumer Ratings and Reviews. Her symposium paper calls for more vigorous industry self-regulation and greater adherence to recognized professional ethics codes to improve integrity and transparency in consumer blog postings about sponsored products and services. Her article will be published in the IP journal’s upcoming symposium issue.

  • Bradley Shannon

Professor Shannon has accepted an offer to publish his casebook, tentatively titled American Legal Process, by Wolters Kluwer (Aspen). The book covers the development and use of federal statutory, administrative, and case law. It is expected to be published in 2014.

  • Rod Sullivan

Professor Sullivan made a continuing legal education presentation at the FCSL Alumni Weekend entitled GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE: FLORIDA AND FEDERAL. Professor Sullivan made a presentation to a group of visiting judges from the Russian Republic of Tartarstan on UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE. Professor Sullivan spoke on “Understanding the ‘Gun-Show Loophole’ in Florida” on First Coast News On Point with Shannon Ogden, and on “School Bullying: Can a Judge Remove a Student from Public Schools?,” on the WJXT TV-4 Morning Show.

  • Sarah Sullivan

Professors Sarah Sullivan and Natalie Tuttle presented a Continuing Legal Education seminar on Emerging Issues in Family Law at the Alumni Weekend April 19, 2013. Topics included constitutional and public policy issues in Adult Reproductive Technology (ART), Attorney-Client Privilege for Attorney ad Litems in Dependency Cases, Equitable Distribution Post-Kaaa, Alimony Reform and Presumptions in Child Custody Actions.

The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee published the 10th edition of Adoption, Paternity, and Other Florida Family Practice which included Professor Sarah Sullivan’s chapter on Paternity. This is Professor Sullivan’s fourth time authoring this particular chapter. The edition is a hardbound resource book utilized by practicing attorneys in Florida.

  • Jeff Todd

Prof. Jeff Todd had his article “The Rhetoric of Recognition” accepted for publication in Volume 45 of the McGeorge Law Review. His article is a rhetorical analysis of two recent high-profile cases involving the recognition and enforcement of foreign money judgments in U.S. courts.

  • Alan G. Williams

Professor Alan G. Williams has accepted an invitation to have his 2012 STANFORD LAW & POLICY REVIEW article, The Cure for What Ails: A Realistic Remedy for the Medical Malpractice “Crisis,” reprinted in the DEFENSE LAW JOURNAL. The reprinted article will be published in the Summer 2013 edition.

Professor Alan G. Williams has accepted an offer from Ho-Chi Books to translate his best- selling medical malpractice book, PHYSICIAN, PROTECT THYSELF, into Chinese and sell it in the Chinese and Taiwan book markets.