Professor Price Foley discusses the need for courts to recognize congressional standing when necessary to enforce the President’s duty to faithfully execute the laws. Read article here.
Congratulations to those students who have been selected by the Board of Advocates Selection Committee to join the 2014-15 Board of Advocates Appellate Advocacy/Moot Court teams. The students will compete in various state, regional, and international competition, including the Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Florida Bar Association; the National Appellate Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the ABA; the Price International Media Law Competition, sponsored by Cardozo and Oxford Law Schools; the Ferrell Intercultural Human Rights Competition, sponsored by St. Thomas School of Law; and perhaps the Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition, sponsored by American University School of Law. Specific teams will be announced later this month.
Board of Advocates Appellate Advocacy/Moot Court Team Members
Alternates: Daniel Blackman, Chris Fernandez, Anthony Halmon, Ashley Klein, Alejandro Leiva, Ed Olivetti and Sandra Sokolin.
FIU Law is pleased to welcome Louis Schulze Jr. as the new Assistant Dean & Professor of Academic Support. Professor Schulze directs the Academic Enrichment Program and teaches Legal Reasoning, Legal Analysis, and the first semester Introduction to the Study of Law course.
Professor Schulze joined the faculty of Suffolk University Law School in 2004 and later moved to New England Law in Boston, receiving tenure in 2012. In addition to his experience designing, implementing, and consulting on academic support programs, he also has taught courses on Legal Writing and Criminal Law.
Professor Schulze is a leading scholar in the law school academic support field, and has published pieces related to FERPA, criminal law, and educational psychology in legal education. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the AALS Section on Academic Support and is a founding member and former Chair of the New England Consortium of Academic Support Professionals.
Prior to teaching, Professor Schulze began his legal career in Miami, Florida with the State Attorney’s Office, focusing on prosecuting domestic violence. He then returned to Boston to serve as a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court and later joined the Appellate Division of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. He was also an associate in the litigation department of Boston’s Friedman & Atherton, LLP.
Q & A with Professor Schulze:
- When did join FIU Law? January 6, 2014
- Courses you teach or area you oversee? I teach the first semester Academic Enrichment class as well as classes on Legal Reasoning and Legal Analysis. I also direct the law school’s Academic Enrichment Program.
- What makes FIU Law special? I am very proud to join the FIU Law community. I feel strongly about the role law schools should play in students’ education and on how law schools should fulfill their obligations to their students and communities. In the current era of legal education, when commentators are questioning the approach taken by many law schools, I was interested in finding a place with a strong commitment to “doing right” by its students. Everything I have learned about FIU Law convinces me that it truly is dedicated to its students in this regard.
- How your background adds to the student’s experience? I have been teaching law since 2000. I have taught in the fields of legal writing, academic enrichment, and Criminal Law. My most recent scholarship focuses on how legal education can harness aspects of educational psychology to enrich students’ learning. Most importantly, I strive to bring enthusiasm, dedication, and a genuine concern for students’ success to every class I teach.
Enhance your law school studies in one of the world’s most beautiful countries by taking part in FIU Law’s Summer Abroad Program in Sevilla, Spain. Only 50 spots available – apply today! Complete and return the application by April 30, 2014. Application for non FIU study abroad programs.
See you Sevilla!
Visiting Professor Charles Chernor Jalloh has just published The Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal Law with Cambridge University Press. The edited book, which contains 36 chapters from leading international criminal law scholars and practitioners, is the first comprehensive evaluation of its kind. The volume received several favorable advance reviews from leaders in the field, including descriptions of the book as an “authoritative reference on the Special Court for Sierra Leone,” “an enormous contribution to international criminal law,” a “remarkable volume,” “a vade mecum for all who work for global justice,” and “a path-breaking work that sets a new benchmark for future assessments of the contributions of these courts.” Read the Foreword, Introduction, Table of Contents, and Biographies of the editor and contributing authors here.
Professor Ediberto Roman is the special guest on Channel 2′s Issues with Helen Ferre. Topic of discussion: Bar License for Undocumented Immigrant? Watch it here.
Professor Noah Weisbord responded to questions regarding Governor Christie (NJ). Article appeared in The Christian Science Monitor. Read it here.
On January 5, 2014, Professor José Gabilondo appeared on Telemundo’s Enfoque, where he explained the differences between the technical aspects of the economy and the reality we live in every day. He discussed topics such as the real estate industry, credit, inflation, gasoline, and more. Watch the video here.
Professor Gabilondo’s interview during the Financial Governance After the Crisis Conference.
Ryan Stoa, Fellow in Water Law, discusses legal implications of dolphin deaths linked to BP Oil Spill in a recent Law360 article. Below is an abstract of the article:
A recent government study linking dolphin injuries to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill provides unprecedented evidence for federal officials looking to target BP PLC for harm to the Gulf of Mexico’s aquatic life and could cost the oil giant tens of millions of dollars in new penalties. A team of researchers led by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists concluded last month that disease conditions for bottlenose dolphins exposed to the spill were “significantly greater in prevalence and severity” than those for dolphins in another part.
The dolphin harm opens the door for the federal government to aggressively pursue BP under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which forbids companies like BP from adversely impacting the life of a dolphin in any way. This broad prohibition should embolden the government to pursue the oil giant, according to Ryan Stoa, a fellow in water law and policy at Florida International University’s College of Law. “This new report could have pretty significant implications,” Stoa said. “The government could have what it feels is a strong claim under the MMPA.”
BP emphasizes that NOAA has found so-called unusual deaths among bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico starting two months before the spill. “It seems fairly clear from the study that those symptoms are taking place because of exposure to petroleum, but proving causation could be a tricky task for the government given observed population declines that preceded the spill,” Stoa said.
Still, coastal communities that opted out of a class action settlement with BP may have a stronger claim with the new evidence. “These dolphins are charismatic megafauna, so to speak, and are valuable for tourism in Gulf Coast communities, who could claim that significant impairment of the dolphin population could lead to economic losses,” Stoa said.
The full article is available here.