Stephen M. Everhart - Activities
Professor of Law
B.A., Florida State University
J.D., University of Florida
2004-2005 US-China Fulbright Lecturer
Chinese Legal System Seminar, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Trial Advocacy
Elected to the Board of Directors of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce (which Chamber has an office in Shanghai, PRC), Tampa Bay, April, 2010.
"National Ethics Trial Competition," Trial Team Coach, Semi-Finalist, McGeorge College of the Pacific, Sacramento, California, March 13-15, 2008.
"Tampa Bay Chinese Chamber of Commerce (Office also in Shanghai, PRC)," Meetings, 2007.
"National Asian Pacific American Bar Association - Tampa Bay Chapter (Founding Member and Officer), Meetings, 2007.
Interview, Wuhan Television, "My Fulbright Year in China: Comparing and Contrasting Chinese and American Culture and Legal Education; June, 2005.
Mock Trial, Hongshan District Basic Level People's Civil Court, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, PRC; June, 2005; My law students at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and I translated an American Mock Trial (authored by the late Honorable Jerry Parker) into Chinese. Then, using American evidence and trial advocacy techniques, my students tried the mock trial in a real Chinese courtroom using Chinese Court procedures. The American evidence and trial advocacy techniques were blended into the Chinese civil litigation system allowing scholars from all over the world to visually compare and contrast Chinese and American litigation systems. A DVD of this trial is available and is being used in China to educate and train academics, law students, lawyers, judges, and government officials.
In my early years of teaching at Stetson, I concentrated on my teaching, faculty governance, publishing articles, community service and service to The Florida Bar and the Florida Supreme Court in law reform activites. I served on the Executive Committee of the Criminal Law Section of The Florida Bar and held the offices of Treasurer, Secretary, Chair-elect, and Chair in that Section. As a leader in this Section, I coordinated various law reform activities related to Substantive and Procedural Criminal Law that put me, as an officer of this Section in constant contact with The Florida Legislature and the Florida Supreme Court. During these years I also served on the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee of the Florida Bar, a Florida Supreme Court committee, a committee with constant direct contact with the Florida Supreme Court. As Chair of this committee I had numerous direct contacts with members of the Court pertaining to various law reform pertaining to the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure. As Chair, I represented The Florida Bar in proceedings before the Court pertaining to rules relating to the application of the death penalty in Florida. See my CV for a listing of dates of service. Following my invitation to teach at Temple in 2003 and my winning of a Fulbright scholarship to teach law in China during the 2004-2005 Chinese Academic year, my academic interest has evolved from local and state rule of law and law reform activities to US and international(with an emphasis on China) rule of law and law reform activities. For more detailed information on those activities, see the activities listed above, the presentations page, and my CV/Resume.