Christopher Roederer

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Professor of Law



E-mail Address

Phone Number

(904) 680-7629



Teaching Duties

  • Constitutional Law I (Fall 2005) (Fall 2006) (Fall 2008) (Fall 2009) (Fall 2010) (Fall 2011) (Fall 2013).
  • Constitutional Law II – Civil Rights and Liberties (Fall 2004) (Spring 2005) (Spring 2006) (Spring 2007) (Spring 2008) (Spring 2009) (Spring 2010) (Spring 2011) (Spring 2014).
  • Caribbean Clinic (Fall 2013) (Spring 2014).
  • Torts (Spring 2005) (S. Korea, Dec. 2011; Dec. 2013 – Jan. 2014).
  • Remedies (Spring 2006) (Fall 2006) (Fall 2007) (S. Korea, Dec. 2011; Dec. 2013).
  • Statutory Interpretation (Spring 2009) (Spring 2013).
  • International Criminal Law (Spring 2009) (Spring 2010) (Spring 2011)(Spring 2012). (Spring 2013).
  • Race Law (Spring 2013).
  • Law of Delict (South Africa Fall 2012).
  • Property II (Summer 2012).
  • Comparative Constitutional Law (Spring 2012).
  • Criminal Law (Fall 2006) (Fall 2007) (Fall 2010).
  • International Law (Fall 2004) (Fall 2005) (Summer 2007: Seattle U.) (Fall 2008) (Fall 2009) (Fall 2010) (Spring 2011).
  • Florida Statutory Interpretation (Intercession 2010).
  • Comparative Criminal Procedure (Summer 2010: Oxford- San Diego Program).


  • International Initiatives (2004- present) (Chair 2013-14).
  • Faculty Development (2012/13) (2013/14) (2004/2005).
  • Culture Committee (2013/14).
  • Faculty Handbook Task Force Chair (2013).
  • ABA Site Visit Team (2010/2011- 2011/2012).
  • Promotion, Retention, Tenure (2010/2011).
  • Teaching Best Practices (2010/2011).
  • Chair of Admissions (2008/2009 - 2009/2010).
  • Appointments (2005/2006); (Chair 2006/2007- 2007/2008).
  • Chair of the Appointments, Retention and Promotion Consortium Task Force (2006/2007).
  • Member of the Talent Optimization Task Force (2007/2008).
  • Face Book (2007/2008).
  • Strategic Planning (2004/2005).

Other Law School Activities

  • International Law Students Association Faculty Advisor (2013/14).
  • Student Mentor (2004-2010, 2013-14).
  • Skills Infusion Workshop for Faculty Development Committee (October 2013).
  • Moot Court Judge (National Latino/a Law Student Association (NLLSA) Moot Court Competition, 4 rounds); Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, 4 rounds) (Fall 2013); National Moot Court Competition (Fall 2013); Pace Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (Spring 2014). Jessup International Moot Court Competition (Spring 2014).
  • Guest Lecturer on Skills Infusion for Negligence Per Se for Torts I Nicholas J. Christopolis (Fall 2013).
  • Legal Sound Bites contributor: Duty in Negligence (Summer 2013).
  • 2.0 Skills Infusion: Close Reading in Negligence Per Se; Logic and Legal Reasoning: Distinguishing the Relevant from irrelevant in Nuisance Law (Summer 2013).
  • Coach: Jessup International Moot Court Team (2004-2013) (regional champions 2006, 2007, 2008).
  • Suicide Prevention Training (Summer 2013).
  • Emotional Intelligence Training I & II (Spring 2013).
  • Pie in the Professor’s Face for Charity, Family Law Students Organization) (Spring 2013).
  • Rainmaker (student newspaper) Advisor (2011/2012).
  • FCSL Democrats Faculty Advisor (2010/2011- 2011/2012) (Registered as an Independent).
  • New Faculty Orientation: Advancement in Rank (August 2011).
  • Law Students Against Violence Faculty Advisor (2008/2009) (2009/2010).
  • Student-Professor Rapport Task Force (2008/2009).
  • Phi Delta Phi Faculty Advisor (2007/2008).
  • Judge of the Mr. Florida Coastal Competition (2008).
  • Graduation Marshall (2008).
  • Good Grades Boot Camp (Sept, 2007).
  • Orientation presentation on Rule Synthesis/ Case Analysis (2004- 2007).
  • Bar Prep Mentor (2006,2007,2008) (pro-bono 2007, 2008).
  • Constitutional Law Bar Prep Pod leader (2005-2006).
  • Co-coach: Ferrell Human Rights Moot Court Team (2005-2006).

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar, University of the Witwatersrand School of Law, Republic of South Africa, (July 2012-January 2013).
  • Congressional Service Award from Representative Corrine Brown for service while on Fulbright (2013).
  • Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of the Witwatersrand School of Law (2004–2007; 2011-2014).
  • Second Place. 2009 Pie Baking Contest at the Annual Florida Coastal Staff and Faculty Picnic.
  • Winner of the 2008 Faculty and Staff Halloween Costume Award: “Joe, the 6 Pack Plumber.”
  • 2007 InfiLaw National Policy Board Faculty Award for outstanding contribution to the Law School.

Work in Progress

  • Stanley Fish is Not Doing His Job: Book Review/ Comment on STANLEY FISH, VERSIONS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM: FROM PROFESSIONALISM TO REVOLUTION (forthcoming 2014), accepted for Publication in FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2014).
  • MASTERING CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (2d. ed.) (forthcoming 2014).

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Remnants of Apartheid Common Law Justice: the Primacy of the Spirit, Purport and Objects of the Bills of Rights for Developing the Common Law and Bringing Horizontal Rights to Fruition, 29 S. AFR. J. HUM. RTS. 219-250 (2013).
  • Chapter 10: Now Trending: Loving the Internet Terrorist?, in FREE SPEECH AND THE INTERNET (Carolina Academic Press) (Weaver, Russel & Clive Walker eds., 2013).
  • Victims’ Rights and Redress, in THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE (Cambridge University Press) (Stan, Lavina & Nadya Nedelsky eds., 2012).
  • McDougal-Lasswell Policy Science: Death and Transfiguration (with Jack van Doren), 11 RICH. J. GLOBAL L. & BUS. 125-157 (2012).
  • Working the Common Law Pure: Developing the South African Law of Delict (Torts) in Light of the Spirit, Purport and Objects of the South African Constitution's Bill of Rights, 26(2) ARIZ. J. INT’L. & COMP. L. (2009) 427-503.
  • The Noble Business of Incumbentocracy: A Reply to the Sordid Business of Democracy, 34(2) OHIO N.U. L. REV. 373-391(2008).
  • Democracy and Tort Law in America: The Counter Revolution, 110 W. VA. L. REV. 647-709 (2008).
  • The Transformation of South African Private Law after Ten Years of Democracy: The Role of Torts (Delict) in the Consolidation of Democracy, 37(2) COLUM. HUM. RTS. L. REV. 447 -521 (2006).
  • Another Case in Lochner’s Legacy, The Court’s Assault on New Property: The Right to the Mandatory Enforcement of a Restraining Order is “a Sham, Nullity and Cruel Deception”, 54(2) DRAKE L. REV. 321-69 (2006).
  • Chapter 13, Founding Provisions in CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF SOUTH AFRICA (S. Woolman et al eds., 2d ed. 2006).
  • The Constitutionally Inspired Approaches to Police Accountability for Violence Against Women in the U.S. and South Africa: Conservation versus Transformation, 13(1) TULSA J. OF COMP. & INT’L LAW 91-140 (2005).
  • The Constitutionally Inspired Approach to Vicarious Liability in Cases of Intentional Wrongful Acts by the Police: One Small Step in Restoring the Public’s Trust in the South African Police Services, 21(4) S. AFR. J. HUM. RTS. 576 -606 (2005-06).
  • Christopher J. Roederer & James Grant, Law of Delict, in THE ANNUAL SURVEY OF SOUTH AFRICAN LAW 2003, 297-374 (2005).
  • Christopher J. Roederer & James Grant, Law of Delict, in THE ANNUAL SURVEY OF SOUTH AFRICAN LAW 2002 (2004).
  • Kevin Hopkins & Christopher J. Roederer, Righting the Wrongs of Apartheid: Justice for Victims and Unjust Profiteers, 105 THEORIA 129 (2004).
  • Negotiating the Jurisprudential Terrain: A Model Theoretic Approach to Legal Theory, 27(2) SEATTLE U.L. REV. 385 (2003).
  • Christopher J. Roederer & James Grant, Law of Delict, in THE ANNUAL SURVEY OF SOUTH AFRICAN LAW 2001, 317-390 (2003).
  • Post-matrix Legal Reasoning: Horizontality and the Rule of Values in South African Law, 19 S. AFR. J. HUM. RTS. 57 (2003).
  • Kevin Hopkins & Christopher J. Roederer, Justice for Perpetrators and Victims of Apartheid who Fall Outside the Scope of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Mandate, 23 OBITER 27 (2002).
  • Christopher J. Roederer, Law of Delict, in THE ANNUAL SURVEY OF SOUTH AFRICAN LAW 2000, 281-358 (2002).
  • Wrongly Conceiving Wrongful Conception: Distributive versus Corrective Justice, 118 S. AFR. L.J. 347 (2001).
  • Victoria Bronstein & Christopher J. Roederer, Law of Delict, in THE ANNUAL SURVEY OF SOUTH AFRICAN LAW 1999, 242-275 (2001).
  • John Dugard & Christopher J. Roederer, International Law, in THE ANNUAL SURVEY OF SOUTH AFRICAN LAW 1999 (2001).
  • Ethics and Meaningful Political Action in the Postmodern Age, 19 S. AFR. J. PHIL. 11 (2000).
  • Judicious Engagement: Theory, Attitude and Community, 15 S. AFR. J. HUM. RTS. 486 (2000).
  • ‘Living Well is the Best Revenge’ – If One Can: An Invitation to the Creation of Justice Off the Beaten Path, 15 S. AFR. J. HUM. RTS. 75 (1999) (review essay).
  • Barend Vlaardingerbroek & Christopher J. Roederer, Towards a Role for Social Science Teachers as Community Leaders in Developing the Law in PNG, 1 AUSTRALIA & N. Z. J.L. & EDUC. 72 (1998).
  • Ethics Education in PNG: Creating Ethical Producers, not Merely Consumers with Special Reference to National Unity and Law and Order, in PAPUA NEW GUINEA JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION (1997).
  • Barend Vlaardingerbroek & Christopher J. Roederer, Evolution Education in Papua New Guinea: Trainee Teachers’ Views, 23 EDUC. STUD. (1997).

Books: Authorship and Editing

  • or of: Chapter 1, Federal Judicial Power; Chapter 2, Federal Legislative Power; Chapter 4, Powers Reserved to the States and Their Limits; Chapter 5, Conduct Governed by the Constitution: What is “State Action”; Chapter 6, Substantive Protection of Economic Interests; and Chapter 8, Equal Protection.
  • JURISPRUDENCE (Christopher J. Roederer & Darrel Moellendorf eds., 2004).
  • or of: Chapter 1, Mapping the Jurisprudential Terrain in the Search for Truth in Law; Chapter 4, Third Path Theorists: Between Positivism and Natural Law, Fuller and Dworkin; Chapter 9, Interpretative Approaches to Legal Theory; Chapter 19, Traditional Chinese Jurisprudence and Its Relevance to South African Legal Thought; and Chapter 23, Transitional/ Transformative Jurisprudence: Law in a Changing Society.
  • Author of: Chapter 2, Application and Locus Standi (with Robert LaGrange); Chapter 7, Hate Speech, Harassment, and Dissemination of Unfair Discrimination; Chapter 6 (in part), Listed Grounds of Discrimination; and Chapter 8 (in part), Discrimination in Sectors.

Book Reviews

  • Book Review, 51 (4) AM. J. L. HIST. (2011) (reviewing STEVE SHEPPARD. I Do Solemnly Swear: The Moral Obligations of Legal Officials. New York, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009 xxviii, 276 pp.)
  • Book Review, 120 S. AFR. L..J. (2004) (reviewing EQUALITY LAW: REFLECTIONS FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND ABROAD (Saras Jagwanth & Evance Kalula eds., 2001)).
  • Book Review, 120 S. AFR L..J. (2004) (reviewing P.J. VISSER & J.M. POTGIETER ET AL, VISSER & POTGIETER’S LAW OF DAMAGES (2d. ed. 2003)).
  • Bringing Democracy to (Criminal) Justice, 18 S. AFR. J. HUM. RTS. (2002) (reviewing RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND CIVIL SOCIETY (Heather Strang & John Braithwaite eds., 2001)).
  • Justice Gone Cosmo: Our Duties as Citizens of the World, 18 S. AFR. J. HUM. RTS. 298 (2002) (reviewing DARREL MOLLENDORF, COSMOPOLITAN JUSTICE (2001)).
  • Book Review, 18 S. AFR. J. HUM. RTS. (2002) (reviewing RAYMOND WACKS, LAW, MORALITY AND THE PRIVATE DOMAIN 153-160 (2000)).
  • Notice: Buyer Beware, Negligent Misrepresentation Causing Pure Intellectual Loss, 118 S. AFR. L..J. (2001) (reviewing J. NEETHLING, ET AL, CASE BOOK ON THE LAW OF DELICT/VONNISBUNDEL OOR DIE DELIKTEREG DERDE UITGAWE (3d ed. 2000)).
  • Dennis the Menace: Post Structuralist Dabbler or Constructive Interpreter, 118 S. AFR. L..J. (2001) (reviewing DENNIS DAVIS, DEMOCRACY AND DELIBERATION: TRANSFORMATION AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN LEGAL ORDER (1999)).
  • Book Review, 118 S. AFR. L..J. (2001) (reviewing JOHN DUGARD, INTERNATIONAL LAW: A SOUTH AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE (2d ed. 1999)).

Notes and Short pieces

  • Race Cards, Academic Debate and Progressive Scholarship: What is a Liberal Anyway?, 118 S. AFR. L.J. 708 (2001).
  • Tomas Ruzicka & Christopher J. Roederer, The Money Laundering Act, in INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION, 6 EASTERN EUROPEAN FORUM NEWSLETTER (1996).
  • Michel Foucault: Power/Knowledge and the Subject, 10 PREMISE (1989).


  • FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW, Skills Infusion in the Classroom Workshop (NOVEMBER 2013).
  • FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW FEDERALIST SOCIETY AND REPUBLICAN SOCIETY: The Affordable Health Care Act Debate with Deroy Murdock (October 2013).
  • FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW FEDERALIST SOCIETY: Snowden, Manning & Wiki-leaks Debate with Russell Weaver (September 2013).
  • FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW FEDERALIST SOCIETY AND DEMOCRATS: Hate Speech Regulation Debate with Aman McCloud & John Knechtle (February 2013).
  • FREE SPEECH DISCUSSION FORUM (LONDON): The Internet, Free Speech and Terrorism (June 2012).
  • FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW DEMOCRATS: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (with Benita Standly of the ACLU) (February 2011).
  • JACKSONVILLE HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION: The Constitutionality of Arizona’s Immigration Reforms (October 2010).
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA CONSTITUTION WEEK: Constitutional Rights and Police: Freedom vs. Security (September 2009).
  • SOUTH EASTERN ASSOCIATION OF LAW SCHOOLS ANNUAL MEETING: Chair and Presenter on the Reporter’s Privilege Panel (July 2009).
  • FLORIDA COASTAL INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL LAW CONFERENCE: The Rauta Case, American Scientist on Death Row in the European Union (March 2009) The Rauta Case: Transitional Justice and Treason Trials in Absentia under the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
  • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW SCHOOLS ANNUAL MEETING: TORTS AND COMPENSATION SECTION: (January 2009) Working the Common Law Pure: Developing the South African Law of Delict (Torts) in Light of the Spirit, Purport and Objects of the South African Constitution's Bill of Rights.
  • FEDERALIST SOCIETY AND LAMBDA LEGAL SOCIETY OF FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW, (October 2008) “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the Solomon Amendment: Debate with Federalist Society Gerald Walpin.
  • JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY PHILOSOPHY SLAM PRESENTATION (March 2008). Why America is no Longer a Democracy or a Republic.
  • THE CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED CONSTITUTIONAL, PUBLIC LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL LAW (March 2006). “Interpretation” and “Limitations” in light of the “Founding Provisions” of the South African Constitution.
  • SOUTH EASTERN ASSOCIATION OF LAW SCHOOLS CONFERENCE (July 2005). The Transformation of South African Private Law after Ten Years of Democracy: The Role of Torts (Delict) in the Consolidation of Democracy.
  • SOUTH AMERICAN – U.S. SYMPOSIUM ON LAW AND JUSTICE – FCSL CENTER FOR LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY (April 2005). Hate Speech and Hate Crimes: U.S. and South African Perspectives.
  • SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE FOR ETHICS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS (December 2003). The Alien Tort Claims Act, Human Rights and Corporate Responsibility: Problems with the 'U.S.' Position.
  • SOUTH AFRICAN LAW TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (February 2002). Traditional Chinese Jurisprudence.
  • THE AFRICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW, Twelfth Annual Conference; Accra Ghana (August 2000). South Africa’s Approach to Hate Speech.
  • THE SOUTH AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW TEACHERS CONFERENCE; DURBAN (February 1999). A Model Theoretic Approach to (Teaching) Jurisprudence.


  • American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Society of American Law Teachers (2009- Present).
  • Ethics Society of South Africa – Founding Member, Member of the Board (2002-2004), Appointed as Secretary (July 2003- July 2004), International Associates Representative (2005-2007).

Community and Professional Service

  • Reader Committee for President Obama’s Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (IREX) (2014).
  • Mentor for New Scholars Participating in the South Eastern Association of Laws Schools Annual Conference (2007, 2008, 2009, 2014).
  • ABA State Attorneys General and Department of Justice Committee (2013-14).
  • Scholarship review for a candidates Promotion to Full Professor Florida A&M School of Law (Oct 2013).
  • External reviewer for Northern Illinois University’s Research and Artistry Internal Grant Program (Fall 2012; Spring 2013).
  • External Referee for the following peer review journals: THE SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL ON HUMAN RIGHTS (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013); STELLENBOSCH LAW REVIEW (2008, 2009, 2011); SOUTH AFRICAN LAW JOURNAL (2006, 2007), and THEORIA (2005).
  • ACLU- Jacksonville Legal Panel Member (2008-2012).
  • Society of American Law Teachers representative to Florida Coastal School of Law (2011-2012).
  • Reviewer for Wolters Kluwer (Aspen) EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS (2010).
  • Judge: OneJax debate on Public Prayer (June, 2008).
  • CLE – The Supreme Court in Review (2hr), Pro-Bono for FCSL Alumni, October 2006.
  • External evaluator of the course “Legal Theory” for the University of Pretoria (2003).
  • External examiner for the course “Philosophical Perspectives on Legal Progress” for the University of Pretoria (2003).
  • External examiner for the course “International Criminal Law” for Durban-Westville (2002).
  • Academic Expert Opinion (with Kevin Hopkins) provided for the South African and U.S. attorneys bringing the Apartheid Reparations Case against Daimler-Chrysler, Chase Manhattan, Barclays, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, Siemens, IBM, et. al. (2002).
  • Academic Expert Opinion (with Kevin Hopkins) provided for a member of the Reparations Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission concerning the legal basis for reparations and loan forgiveness outside the mandate of the Promotion of National Unity and Reconciliation Act 34 of 1995 (2001).
  • Research Advisor to the “Good Law Project” of the Free Market Foundation of South Africa (2001-02).

Previous Experience

Seattle University School of Law

Visiting Professor, January – December 2003
  • International Business Transactions (August – December 2003).
  • International Human Rights (August – December 2003).
  • International Law (June – July 2003).
  • International Criminal Law (January – May 2003).
  • Jurisprudence (January – May 2003).
Summer Visitor, 2001, 2002, 2007
  • International Law (June – July 2007).
  • International Law (June – July 2002).
  • International Criminal Law (June –July 2001).
Other Duties
  • Technology Committee (Fall 2003).
  • Jessup International Moot Court Competition Co-Coach (Fall 2003).
  • Orientation (Fall 2003).

University of the Witwatersrand School of Law

Associate Professor, 2002 -- 2004 (Tenured 2001)
Senior Lecturer, 2001 -- 2002
Lecturer, 1998 – 2000
Teaching Responsibilities
  • Delict (Torts) (1998-2000; 2002, 2004).
  • Jurisprudence (1998-2002).
  • International Criminal Law (LLM) (2002, 2004).
  • Transitional Jurisprudence (LLM) (1999-2002).
  • Democracy and Citizenship (2000-01).
  • Advanced Constitutional Law (2001-02; 2004).
  • Moot Court (2001-02).
  • Introduction to Constitutional Law (2000).
  • Introduction to International Law (1998-99).
Committee Work
  • School of Law, Management Committee (2001-02, 2004).
  • Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, Research Committee (2002).
  • School of Law, Representative to the Faculty Board (2001-02, 2004).
  • School of Law, Teaching and Learning and Academic Development, Chair (2000-02, 2004).
  • Moot Court Committee/ Coach (1999-2002, 2004).
  • School of Law, Curriculum Development Committee (1999-2000).
  • School of Law, Research Advisor (2002).
  • School of Law, Selection Committee (1999).
  • External Examiner for a M.A. report on hate speech (2003).
  • Supervision of the School of Law Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2000-02).
  • Supervision of an LLM research report in the area of freedom of expression (2002).
  • Supervision of an LLM research report on transformative constitutional law (2002).
  • Supervision of an LLM research report on international delicts (2001).

Short and/or Intensive Courses

  • Criminology (45 hour course) taught June 2000; December 2000; December 2001.
  • Comparative Law (45 hour course) taught June 2000.
Foreign Service Training Institute
  • Aspects of International Law (20 hours) taught June 1999.

University of the Witwatersrand – Graduate School of Translation

  • Introduction to International and Comparative Law (4 hours) taught September 1999, August 2000.

The University of Goroka (Formerly The University of Papua New Guinea, Goroka Campus)

Lecturer in Law and Social Science, July 1996 – August 1998
Teaching Responsibilities
  • “Commercial Law,” “Introduction to the Law and Constitution of PNG,” ”Changing Melanesia,” “Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences,” “Political Economics,” “Introduction to Economics,” “Cash and Subsistence Economics” and “International Relations.”
Committee Work
  • Chair, Social Science and Commerce Curriculum Review Committee.
  • Member, University Disciplinary Committee.
  • Member, University Board of Studies Curriculum Review Committee.
  • Member, Faculty of Humanities Research and Publication Committee.
Administrative Work
  • Member, Editorial Board of The Papua New Guinea Journal of Teacher Education.
  • Acting Editor-in-Chief of The Papua New Guinea Journal of Teacher Education.
  • Acting Head of Department, Department of Social Science and Commerce.

The Anglo-American College in Prague, Czech Republic

Lecturer in Law, September 1994 – June 1996
  • Taught: “Introduction to Law,” “Jurisprudence,” and “Comparative Criminal Law.”
Lecturer in Humanities, September 1994 – June 1996
  • Taught: “Ethics,” “Gender Issues,” and “History of Western Civilization I.”
Director of Legal Studies, June 1994 – June 1995
  • Worked to revise the Legal Studies curriculum and requirements; prepared reports and plans for the transition from an undergraduate liberal arts degree in Legal Studies to a fully accredited Czech Law program; in charge of hiring, coordinating, and reviewing all Legal Studies Faculty; responsible for developing and maintaining external contacts with legal related organizations, the academic community and the legal community; in charge of advising and supervising the progress of students within the department.
Other Administrative Duties and Committee Work
  • Transitional Member of the Board of Trustees, June 1994 – March 3, 1995.
  • Member of the Academic Board, June 1994 – June 1995.
  • Co-Chair, Committee on College Committee Development, January 1995 – June 1996.
  • Chair, Committee on Ethics and Professionalism, August 1995 – June 1996.
Awards and Achievements
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Legal Studies Department (Spring 1995).
  • Distinguished Service Award, (June 1996).

Kocian Solc Balastik, Prague, Czech Republic

Part Time Consultant and Editor, October 1995 – June 1996
  • In charge of editing/proofreading legal documents written in English, including contracts/ agreements, client briefs, translations of court petitions and petitions to other government agencies/ministries, as well as translations of Czech law.

The American International University in Prague, Czech Republic

Legal Studies Department Director & Lecturer, January 1994 – June 1994
  • Designed and implemented an undergraduate legal studies program that provided a broad historical and theoretical understanding of the civil and common law traditions as well as allowing for specialization in the areas of business law, international law, and legal theory.
  • Taught: “History of the Common Law,” “Introduction to Political Theory,” and co-taught “Social Science Methodology.”
Other Administrative Duties and Committee Work
  • Transitional Member of the Board of Trustees, May 1994 – June 1994.
  • Academic Board Member, January 1994 – June 1994.

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Government

Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1992-93 Academic Year and Fall 1993
  • Led discussion groups, devised exams and evaluated course work for “Introduction to American Government,” “The Supreme Court and Public Policy,” and “Judicial Process and Behavior.”

New York University School of Law, Coalition for Curriculum Enrichment

Researcher, May – August, 1991
  • Researched and compiled packets of material emphasizing approaches and perspectives lacking in the traditional law school curriculum.

The Urban Academy, Division of High Schools, Office of Alternative Programs, New York City

Staff Consultant and Teacher, January 1990 – May 1991
  • Taught: “Realism and Relativism,” “Political Theory,” and “Mortal Questions.”

New York University School of Law, Professor Charles Knapp

Research Assistant, May – August 1990
  • Conducted research in the areas of Promissory Estoppel and the Uniform Commercial Code 2-201, Statute of Frauds.

Bar Status

  • STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, November 3, 1992 (passed, non-active)
  • STATE OF TEXAS, November 5, 1993 (passed, non-active)




  • Ethics and Meaningful Political Action in the Modern/Postmodern Age.


  • Member of the University of Texas Interdisciplinary Theory Group, from Law, Philosophy, Communications, and Government.

New York University School of Law Juris Doctor, May 1992


  • Legal Theory Editor, Review of Law and Social Change.
  • Founder, and Treasurer of Discourses, a student organization formed to promote interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches to law.
  • Member of the Coalition for Curriculum Enrichment. Researched and compiled packets of materials that emphasized approaches and perspectives traditionally lacking in the law school curriculum, in order that they be incorporated into the classroom.
  • Research Assistant for Helaine Barnett in her capacity as Chairperson of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

The University of Kansas at Lawrence

Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Philosophy, May 1989


  • Justice for Those Less Endowed: Do We Owe the Permanently Disabled More Than Our Pity?


  • Philosophy Club President.
  • Undergraduate Representative to the Philosophy Department.
  • Representative to the Planning Committee.
  • Representative to the Faculty Search Committee.