Stephen M. Everhart - Presentations
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
Compressed Trial Advocacy Course, June 15-July 1, 2012.
Compressed WTO Litigation Skills Course, "Litigating in the WTO: The Use and Abuse of Expert Testimony, Law School, Beijing Normal University, P.R.C., October 17-21, 2011.
WTO Conference Presentation in Beijing, PRC, "China & the WTO: 10 Years and Counting: Where Did We Come From; Where Do We Go?, Law School, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, P.R.C. October 16, 2011.
Shanghai Expo 2010; As Treasurer/Member of the Board of Directors of Chinese Chamber of Commerce Tampa Bay held trade meetings with/made presentations to Chinese Government and Chinese Chamber of Commerce Leaders from Chinese Port cities of Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Fuzhou/Xiamen and Taiwan re: Port of Tampa and the Tampa Bay/Orlando metroplex. Began negotiations to have Chinese port cities ship to the Port of Tampa (as opposed to shipping to Ports of Houston, New Orleans, and other US East Coast ports due to savings on ground transportation costs to get products to the consumers in the Tampa Bay/Orlando Metroplex if the Port of Tampa is used. Presented statistics on Port of Tampa capacity. Presented statistics on the recent rapid growth of the Tampa/Orlando metroplex/corridor (it's the fastest growing Metroplex in the US). Presented statistics on the rapid growth in population, households, and businesses (Chinese-American and the total population in the Tampa Bay/Orlando metroplex, all of which are within 100 miles of the Port of Tampa.
Was scheduled to teach 2 courses in "Dispute Settlement in the WTO," WTO 201 and WTO 202. These 2 courses would have used a Supplement prepared by me and a course book (translated into Chinese) that relates to the present dispute settlement procedures in the WTO and some proposals for changing WTO law and procedure. These 4 Week compressed courses would have been taught 4 hours a day, 5 days a week) at Wuhan University, Wuhan City, China 11/25-12/25 2010 at the WTO Center at WuDa. I had been invited to teach these courses and would have received an honorarium and business class reimbursement. (But the courses were cancelled because Prof Everhart had to have back surgery involving a discectomy and a spinal fusion at two levels at the last minute).
Lecture, "Comparing and Contrasting the American and Chinese Malpractice System, PuAi Hospital, Wuhan Hospital #4. This was a power point lecture given to the many famous Doctors at Wuhan Hospital #4 , Wuhan City, PRS, July 9, 2010.
Lecture, "The Evolving Pedagogy of Clinical Education in China, the US, and the World, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan City, PRC, July 1, 2010.
Colloquia, "The Recent United States Supreme Court Case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission: Much Ado About Nothing, or the Beginning of the Takeover of American Elections by large US/ US Multinational Corporations and Foreign Governments." Present were Beijing Normal Law School Colleagues and Graduate Students from several disciplines. Beijing Normal University Law School, Saturday, June 26, 2010, Beijing, China.
Lecture, "The Continuing Development of Clinical Legal Education in China: From Western Transplant to a Chinese System of Their Own," Beijing Normal University Law School, June 25, 2010.
Conference, Presenter, Beijing Normal University Law School, "Development and Control of Citizen Crime, Problems, Research, and Plans for developing a Crime Control System that also protects the Due Process rights of the Accused. Present were the leading authorities in Beijing on the Criminal Justice System in China. Present were some of the foremost authorities in the fields of economics, psychology and the law. The moderator, Huang (Zhang) Yuan, Secretary and Professor of Criminal Law, and Presenter Law School Dean Zhao Bing Zhi of Beijing Normal University Law School are 2 of the top 3 Experts on Criminal Law in China, June 22, 2010, Beijing Normal University Law School, Beijing, China.
Beijing Normal University Law School, taught an 8 day Compressed Federal Rules/Trial Advocacy course to Beijing Normal Law students; After the course, the Chinese students did a mock trial (of a civil case) in English. The Chinese students demonstrated their excellent command of the trial skills of developing a theme for a case, delivering opening and closing arguments, making and responding to objections under the Federal Rules of Evidence, introducing exhibits and doing direct examinations. They also learned cross examination techniques including: how to control a witness that is being unresponsive, impeaching a witness with prior inconsistent statements and refreshing recollection on cross examination of the witness who tries to avoid cross examination by constantly stating that they don't remember. The performance of these skills by these Chinese students was nothing short of amazing considering the short period of training that they received. June 14 - 25, 2010 (8 days of this period), Beijing Normal University Law School, Beijing, China. *(a DVD of one of those mock trials is available if you are interested in having Professor Everhart come to your law school to teach his compressed Evidence/Advocacy course to law students or train practicing lawyers, and government officials).
"Putting Together a US/Chinese Joint Business Venture," Co-taught with Chinese Fulbright Professor of Law Zhang Guihong and Professor Liao, Law School, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, Approximately 10 hours was spent with my China law students and Beijing Normal Students in negotiating a Joint Venture contract, over the internet, March/April 2010.
"Legal Aspects of Doing Business in China," Panelist/Moderator/Presenter, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Bay, November 12, 2009.
"Sending the Wrong Message: Technology, Sunshine Law & the Public Records Law in Florida," Panelist/Evaluator/Critic of this paper by SUCOL student Cheryl Cooper, Stetson, November 12, 2009.
"The Coming Collapse of China (The Title of Gordon Chang's Book): A Response" Speaker (with Handouts), University of Miami, March 28, 2009, Symposium, International and Comparative Law Review: China.
"China's First Comprehensive Anti-Monopoly Statute," Panel Discussion, Participant, American Bar Association, International Law Section, China Committee (Member of Steering Group), Spring Meetings, Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York, New York, April 4, 5, 2008.
"Pathways to Employment in International Law: The Three P's of Success," American Bar Association, International Law Section, China Committee (Member of Steering Group), Speaker, Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, March 20, 2008.
"The Contributions of Asian Pacific Americans to the United States: A Statistical Study" Keynote Speaker, Holland & Knight Law Firm, Tampa, Florida, April 27, 2007.
"Doing Business in China, a Short Primer," Sun City Center, Sun City, FL, April 13, 2007.
"Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender Trial Training Program," Training of Practicing Prosecutors and Public Defenders for The Florida Bar, University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, August 7-11, 2006.
"Comparing and Contrasting US-China Economic/Contract Law," Wuhan Pharmaceutical Company, People's Republic of China, Hubei Province, Wuhan City, PRC, July 25, 2006.
"Arbitration: Learning by Doing," Training of Chinese Arbitrators, Wuhan International Arbitration Commission, Training of Wuhan International Arbitrators in Improving their fact finding skills by mock trying a pending Arbitration evidence issue, People's Republic of China, Hubei Province, Wuhan City, July 22, 2006.
"Comparing and Contrasting the Anglo-American, Civil Law, and Chinese Litigation Systems," Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, PRC, December 6, 2005.
"China, WTO, Transparency and Independent Dispute Resolution: Shi De or Bu Shi?" Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, PRC, 12/5/2005.
"Sino-Economic Relations and their Effects on Global Legal, Clinical, and Professional Education, Nankai University Law School, Tianjin, PRC, 11/23/2005.
"Plea Bargaining: Skewing a Skewed System," Nankai University Law School, Tianjin, PRC, 11/22/2005.
Presenter, International Clinical Legal Education Conference/Third Chinese Clinical Legal Education Conference, Committee of Chinese Clinical Legal Educators (CCCLE), Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and the Law School of Zhongnan University for Ethnic Minorities in Wuhan, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, PRC, July 9-12, 2005.
Chairperson, Presenter, Commentator, "The Implications of China's Accession to the WTO On the EU-China Trade, Environment, Economic & Social Development Cooperation," International Symposium, The Law School at Wuhan University, The Research Institute of International Law, The WTO Studies School, and the Center for European Studies of Wuhan University; EU-China European Studies Centres Programme, the Ford Foundation in Beijing, and the Office of International Affairs and the Office of Social Sciences Research of Wuhan University, May 27-29, 2005.
"The 3 C's of Defending Death Penalty Cases in America," "The Training of Defense Skills of Death Penalty Cases;" The Law School of Wuhan University, Wuhan, PRC; The European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights; The British Embassy and Foreign Office, April 22-24, 2005; Materials written in Chinese and Presentation in Chinese; Training of Chinese Judges, Prosecutors, Defense Lawyers, and Law Professors in the handling of Death Cases in the PRC.
"The Three C's of Clinical Legal Education," China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, Beijing, PRC, April 23, 2005.
"The Three C's of Clinical Legal Education," China Agricultural University, Beijing, PRC, April 24, 2005.
"Improving Legal Clinic Students Communication and Behavioral Skills," Hainan University Law School, Haikou City, Hainan, People's Republic of China (PRC), March 24, 2005.
"Clinical Legal Education Pedagogy," Hainan University Law School, Haikou City, Hainan, PRC, March 24, 2005.
"Training Techniques for Law Students and Lawyers in the PRC," Beijing University Law School/Shenzhen, PRC, March 5, 2005.
"Training Techniques for Law Students and Lawyers: New Horizons in International Legal Education," Tsinghua/Shenzhen, PRC, March 5, 2005.
"Training Lawyers and Judges in the PRC," Tsinghua University Law School/Shenzhen, PRC, March 4, 2005.
"What Role Do Lawyers Play in American Society," Tsinghua University Law School/Shenzhen, PRC, March 4, 2005.
"Introduction to American Legal System," Tsinghua University Law School/Shenzhen Campus, Shenzhen, PRC, 3/3/2005.
"Understanding Chinese Courts and Legal Process," Chinese University, Hong Kong, PRC, March 3, 2005; Discussion of Everhart's Fulbright Project in Wuhan Converting Western Advocacy Training to Train PRC Litigation and Arbitration Lawyers In China To "Do It The Chinese Way."
"Training the World's Leaders in Law and International Business in the Modern Age," Chinese University Law School, Hong Kong, PRC, 3/2/2005; Discussion of Using Litigation Training Techniques to Train Litigation and Arbitration Lawyers and International Transaction Lawyers and Businesspersons, Diplomats, and Political Leaders, etc.
"New Communication Technology for Training Litigation Lawyers, Arbitration Lawyers, and Civil Lawyers the Chinese Way," Hong Kong University, People's Republic of China, March 1, 2005.
"American Law Education in Chinese Contexts," Macau University Law School, Macau, People's Republic of China, February 28, 2005.
"Integrating a University's Business School and Public Administration School with It's Law School Through Technology," Macau University Business School, Macau, People's Republic of China, February 28, 2005.
"New Communication Technology for Training Litigation Lawyers, Arbitration Lawyers, Civil Law Lawyers, and Lawyers in the People's Republic of China," Shantou University Law School, Shantou, PRC February 26, 2005.
"Conversations on Dispute Resolution, Shantou University Law School, Shantou, People's Republic of China, February 25, 2005.
"Evolving Pedagogy of Clinical Legal Education," Clinical Legal Education Workshop, Wuhan, PRC; Sponsored by Wuhan University, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, and the South Central University for Nationalities, December 18-19, 2005.
"Observation/Critique of Chinese Mock Client Interview," Wuhan University Law School Legal Aid Clinic, Wuhan, PRC, December 18, 2004.
"Improving Legal Clinic Students Communication and Behavioral Skills," South Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan, PRC; 12/17/2004
"Observation/Critique, Chinese Mock Dispute Resolution Hearing," Wuhan University Law School, Wuhan, PRC, December 14, 2044.
"The Training of the Defense Skills of Death Penalty Cases," Wuhan University, funded by the European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights and the British Foreign Office, 11/27/2004 - 12/03/2004.
"Plea Bargaining: Skewing a Skewed System," Xiamen University Law School, Xiamen, PRC, November 17, 2004.
"The Pros and Cons of the American Adversary Dispute Resolution System," Xiamen University Law School, Xiamen, PRC, November 17, 2004.
"China, WTO, Transparency, and Independent Dispute Resolution," Wuhan University Law School, Wuhan, PRC, November 16, 2004.
"Doing Business in the PRC, Comparing and Contrasting US/China International Dispute Resolution; Questions and Answers, Sunshine Law Firm, Wuhan, PRC, November 15, 2004.
"From Rule By Law to Rule of Law," Renmin University Law School, Beijing, PRC, November 11, 2004.
"WTO and Intellectual Property Protection," Renmin University Public Administration Graduate School, Beijing, PRC, November 10, 2004.
"How Lawyers Can Make a Difference in a Dispute Resolution System," East China University of Politics and Law, PRC, October 29, 2004.
"Pros and Cons of the American Adversary Dispute Resolution System," Fudan University Law School, Shanghai, PRC, October 28, 2004.
"Sino-US Economic Relations and Their Effects on Chinese and American Legal, Clinical, and Professional Education," Fudan University Law School, Shanghai, PRC, October 27, 2004.
"Pros and Cons of the American Adversary Dispute Resolution System," Observation/Consultation with Legal Clinic, Sichuan University Law School, Chengdu, PRC, October 21, 2004.
"Sino-US Economic Relations and Their Effects on Chinese and American Legal, Clinical, and Professional Education," Sichuan University Law School, Chengdu, PRC, 10/21/2004
"Teaching at Temple University Beasley College of Law." I was invited to teach a basic trial advocacy course at Temple and to also teach in Temple's LLM program in Trial Advocacy, and Temple's joint LLM in Criminal Trial Advocacy with Tsinghua University in Beijing. March-July 2003.