Faculty Highlights - November 2012

  • Bradley Shannon

Professor Shannon was part of a group of law professors who recently filed a Supreme Court amicus curiae brief in Gunn v. Minton, No. 11-1118, a case involving the proper interpretation of a federal jurisdictional statute.

Professor Shannon also has been invited to attend the 2013 Law & Economics Center Workshop on the Economics of Litigation & Civil Procedure for Law Professors hosted by George Mason University School of Law in Captiva, Florida. Click through to read the full highlights.

  • Katharine B. Hartland

Professor Hartland recently spoke at the conference at Emory: November 2-3 Preparing the Transactional Lawyer: From Doctrine to Practice. Her topic was Applying the
Skills: Supplementing the Course with a Realistic Client’s Transactions. During the presentation, Professor Hartland shared a series of exercises she had created, each showcasing a different type of transaction, including a lease, a license, a partnership agreement, a goods purchase agreement, and an asset purchase, plus a short, fun exercise that she like to use the first day of class in all of her classes.

  • Brian J. Foley

Professor Foley spoke about government search and seizure power for a “Know Your Rights” event sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild and students from Coastal, on November 17.

Professor Foley moderated a panel, “Blind Justice: Police Shootings in Jacksonville,” as part of the Caribbean Law Clinic events here at Coastal on November 8.

Professor Foley was featured in a FOLIO WEEKLY story (Nov. 20), “Side- splitting Sundays: Law professor by day, Foley emphasizes fresh topics and brevity in the soul of his weekly comedy show.” The story discussed the Sunday night show that Professor Foley created and performs in at Three Layers Café in downtown Jacksonville.

Professor Foley performed stand up comedy at the annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest on November 3.

Professor Foley is a co-organizer of the fourth biennial Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, which will be held in London this summer. Proposals are due by December 14. The call for proposals may be viewed at: http://www.lwionline.org/uploads/FileUpload/astcfp2013.pdf 

  • Carolyn Herman

Prof. Herman provided a Trademark Case Law Update at the 24th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property Law Conference held on November 8-10, 2012 in Cancun, Mexico. Prof Herman also served as a member of a panel discussing Independent Film and the Law at the 10th Annual Jacksonville Film Festival on November 2, 2012.

  • Nadia P. Jones

Professor Jones was featured in the book “Legally Mom: Real Women's Stories of Balancing Motherhood & Law Practice” written by Anne Murphy Brown. The book was published by the American Bar Association and features the personal story of “more than twenty women practicing law at different stages of their career and with varied ages of children. [The] collection brings together a selection of deeply felt, personal narratives by smart, interesting women who explore the continued inequality of the sexes in law practice and suggest changes that could make firms more family friendly workplaces. The contributors hail from a wide array of practices and bring with them a variety of perspectives, including those of single and step parents.”

  • Lucille M. Ponte

Prof. Ponte participated as a mentor in the 11th Circuit Legal Scholarship Forum at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, FL on November 9-10. She serves as a scholarship mentor for Prof. Rusty Johnson, Cumberland School of Law, and Prof. Janewa OseiTutu, Florida International University School of Law.


  • Robert Morgan

Professor Morgan will be speaking at the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorney's Unprogram on December 1, 2012 on the revised Durable Power of Attorney Act in Orlando, Florida