Julia McLaughlin

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Professor of Law



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(904) 680-7751




  • Graduated Princeton University, New Jersey 1984
  • Graduated University of Wisconsin Law School 1987
  • Member of University of Wisconsin Law Review 1985-1987, Note and Comment Editor 1986-1987


  • Associate at Schnader, Philadelphia, PA 1987-1998


  • Legal Writing Instructor, Villanova University Law School, Villanova 1998-1999
  • Legal Writing Professor, Widener University School of Law, 1999-2004
  • Associate Professor Florida Coastal School of Law, 2004-present


  • Exploring the First Amendment Rights of Teens in Relationship to Sexting and Censorship, 45 U. Mich. J. L. Reform 315 (2012)
  • Crime and Punishment; Teen Sexting in Context, 115 Penn St. L. Rev. 135 (2010)
  • The Fundamental Truth about Best Interests, 54 St. Louis L. J. 113 (2009)
  • DOMA and the Constitutional Coming Out of Same-Sex Marriage, 24 Wis. J. L. Gen. & Soc’y 145 (2009)
  • Premarital Agreements and Choice of Law: "One, Two, Three, Baby, You and Me," 72 Mo. L. Rev. 793 (2007)
  • Litigation Funding: Charting a Legal and Ethical Course, 31 Vt. L. Rev. 615 (2007)
  • Should Marital Property Rights Be Inalienable? Preserving the Marriage Ante, 82 Neb. L. Rev. 460 (2003)


  • Recommendations For a Model Court-connected Divorce and Custody Mediation Program in Pennsylvania,(1998) (co-authored report submitted to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Committee in conjunction with the adoption of the Pa. R. C. P. 1440.4 dealing with the minimum qualifications of custody mediators)
  • Ethical Concerns for Lawyers Representing Children, Course Code PS24 (Philadelphia Bar Education Center, April 20, 1995)
  • Pennsylvania Domestic Relations Forms-Practice, Saul Levit (Aspen Publishers 1991) (wrote chapters 15 and 16 dealing with premarital agreements and the rights of unmarried cohabitants)
  • Property Settlement Agreements May Hurt Courts’ Ability to Remit Arrears, Pennsylvania Law Journal, Vol. XV, No. 4, p. 4


  • Member of American Bar Association
  • Member of Florida Bar Association
  • Member of Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Betty Griffin House Board Member
  • Active in the Southeastern Association of Law Schools