Jason Palmer examines the role of positive emotional intelligence in protecting disenfranchised and minority groups

Law Professor Jason Palmer wrote Emotional Intelligence and Homophobia for the Wake Forest Law Review in a symposium issue on Cognitive Emotion and the Law in fall 2019.

Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy assesses the Roberts Supreme Court’s definition of corruption

Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote Deregulating Corruption for the Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2019. According to the abstract The Roberts Supreme Court has, or to be more precise the five most conservative members of the Roberts Court have, spent the last twelve years branding and rebranding the meaning of the word “corruption” both in campaign finance cases and in… » Read more

Associate Dean Jason Bent examines algorithmic affirmative action in law journal article

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jason Bent Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law Jason R. Bent’s article Is Algorithmic Affirmative Action Legal? was selected for publication in the Georgetown Law Journal and won the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Call for Papers contest. Bent also presented the article at the annual SEALS conference in Boca Raton, Fla. According to the abstract… » Read more

Ellen Podgor examines historic trial from criminal defense attorney’s viewpoint

Ellen S. Podgor’s piece, A Small Slice of the Chicago Eight Trial, is published in volume 50 of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal (2019) and examines how strong, steadfast criminal defense attorneys can make a difference in protecting key constitutional rights and values.

Jason Bent addresses anti-opportunism in employment law in Brigham Young University Law Review

Associate Dean Jason Bent Associate Dean Jason R. Bent’s article, OSHA, the Opportunism Police, was published in the Brigham Young University Law Review in early 2020. From the Abstract When is paternalistic regulation of risky work justified, and who should get to decide that question? The prevailing economic account of OSHA regulation is that market interventions are justified only by spillover and informational market failures.… » Read more

Two Stetson professors contribute to book on Mueller investigation

Professor Ellen S. Podgor Law Professors Ellen S. Podgor and Louis J. Virelli III co-authored, along with five other legal scholars, the book The Mueller Investigation and Beyond published by Carolina Academic Press this year. From the publisher: “The Mueller Investigation and issues emanating from that investigation are at the heart of this book, providing a contextual setting for learning and reviewing materials across the… » Read more

Law Professor tackles political branding in new book

Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote a new book called Political Brands that examines how branding and politics have gone hand in hand throughout history. It was published in September 2019 by Edward Elgar Publishing.   From “I Like Ike” to President Donald Trump’s MAGA hats, branding in politics have sold both ideas and candidates. Political Brands explores the legal framework for the use… » Read more

Law Professors author second edition of legal writing tome

Law Professor Catherine J. Cameron Law Professors Catherine J. Cameron and Lance N. Long co-authored the manual, The Science Behind the Art of Legal Writing: Second Edition, published by Carolina Press. “New research on topics already addressed in the first edition spurred us to write the second edition,” said Long. “We also added a chapter on the science of using the passive voice and a… » Read more

Law professor examines concept of ‘fault’ in contract law in new article

Professor of Law Marco Jimenez Law Professor Marco Jimenez’s article, “Retribution in Contract Law,” was published in the University of California-Davis Law Review, and Lawrence Solum featured the article on his Legal Theory Blog. Article Summary Traditional contract doctrine holds that there is no place for “fault” in Anglo-American contract law, in which a promisor is said to be held strictly liable for breaching a… » Read more

Law professor examines judges’ training in empirical data in new article

Associate Professor Anne Mullins. Law Professor Anne E. Mullins’s article, “Opportunity in the Age of Alternative Facts” was published in the Summer 2019 Washburn Law Journal. Article Summary Hotly contested constitutional litigation is increasingly shaped by empirical data. If judges and their clerks had more meaningful opportunities to develop expertise in empirical methodology and cognitive theory, they would be better positioned to (1) evaluate that… » Read more

Director of Stetson’s Veterans Law Institute examines veterans’ Second Amendment rights in article

Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox. The article, “Depriving Our Veterans of Their Constitutional Rights: An Analysis of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Practice of Stripping Veterans of Their Second Amendment Rights and Our Nation’s Response” by Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox, was accepted for publication in the Utah Law Review in March. Introduction “The oath that every enlisted member and officer of the United States Armed Forces takes before… » Read more

Stetson Law Professor Appointed Chair of Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism

Kirsten K. Davis, J.D., Ph.D., Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication, has been selected as Chair of the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism for 2019-20. The Committee’s work advances civility and professionalism in the practice of law and works closely with the Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism.   “I’m excited and honored to be working… » Read more