Stetson University

Dorothea Beane

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Professor of Law and Co-Director, Institute for Caribbean Law and Policy

B.A., Drew University
J.D., Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, Newark

Courses:
Civil Procedure, Federal Government Litigation Internship, International Law Human Rights Seminar, Pre-Trial Practice, State Litigation Internship


Dorothea Beane is a professor of law at Stetson and recently was awarded the Stetson University College of Law Teaching Excellence Award. Professor Dorothea Beane began her career from 1977-81 as trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Torts Branch in Washington, D.C. After working briefly for the law firm of Robinson & Geraldo, P.A. in Washington D.C., she was appointed in 1983 as assistant United States attorney from the Middle District of Florida, serving as senior civil litigating attorney from 1985-90. Professor Beane's area of practice included personal injury, medical malpractice, bankruptcy law, regulatory enforcement and environmental law. She received the Attorney General's Special Achievement Award for Sustained Superior Performance of Duty in 1986.

Professor Beane is an associate in the American College of Legal Medicine and academic master of the Sarasota County American Inns of Court. At Stetson, Professor Beane teaches Federal Pre-Trial Practice, Civil Procedure, International Human Rights Law and The Law of International Tribunals. Professor Beane has worked extensively in The Hague on matters involving international criminal law and human rights.

She was the founder and director of Stetson University College of Law's Summer Abroad Program in The Hague, Netherlands. She received her bachelor's degree in history from Drew University and her J.D. from Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, Newark. She has published numerous articles and been a guest lecturer and speaker at many events on the role of international tribunals.

Her professional service and volunteer work includes participating as a former member of Merit Selection Panel for United States Magistrate, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (1993-94); non-governmental observer, and past vice president of the International Law Section of the National Bar Association, attendee and reporter on United Nations Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, (Rome, Italy 1998); attendee of the Preparatory Commission Meetings on the International Criminal Court (United Nations, New York City, New York 1997-2000); attendee at the Election of Judges for the International Criminal Court, (United Nations, New York City, New York 2003)); executive board member of the American-Caribbean Law Initiative and as a hearing officer, City of St. Petersburg, Florida (1999-present). She is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, The Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, The American Society of International Law, and is on the executive committee of the International Human Rights Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools (2003-present).

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