Stetson University

Faculty - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Weeks 1 and 2 Resident Director: James Wilets
Professor of Law
Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center

Jim Wilets is a professor of law at Nova Southeastern University and is chair of the Inter-American Center for Human Rights. He received his M.A. in International Relations from Yale University in 1994, his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1987, and received his B.A. from the University of Washington in 1982. He teaches in the areas of international law, constitutional law, comparative law, human rights, gender and the law, and European Union law. Professor Wilets prepared, at the request of the UN secretary-general, the first two drafts of a proposal for reforming the human rights functions of the United Nations, which was subsequently incorporated into the U.N.’s Agenda for Peace. He worked as an attorney for the International Human Rights Law Group’s Rule of Law Project in Romania and led a joint mission to Liberia by the National Democratic Institute and the Carter Center. Professor Wilets worked in Paris on some of the first negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians for a two-state solution. While at Yale University, Professor Wilets was the only Jewish member of a team drafting a proposed Basic Law for a future Palestinian state. Professor Wilets writes extensively on constitutional and international law issues.


Weeks 3 and 4 Resident Director:  Catherine Arcabascio
Associate Dean, International Programs and Professor of Law
Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center

Catherine Arcabascio is associate dean for International Programs at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center (NSU Law), where she also has been a professor for 20 years. Her teaching and research interests include criminal law, criminal procedure, post-conviction litigation, scientific evidence, clinical legal education, and transnational practice of law.  She co-founded the Florida Innocence Project and also served as clinic director for the NSU Law Criminal Justice Clinic for more than a decade.  Before joining the faculty at NSU Law, she worked as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Dean Arcabascio received her J.D. from Boston College Law School and is admitted to practice in New York, Florida, the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of Florida, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

She also has written the following articles and has contributed to a book chapter: Sexting and Teenagers: OMG R U Going to Jail?? XVI Rich. J.L. & Tech. 10, 41 (2010), Chimeras: Double the DNA, Double the Fun for Crime Scene Investigators, Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys? 40 Akron Law Review 435 (2007). Freeing the Innocent: Obtaining Post-Conviction DNA Testing in Florida, 28 Nova L. Rev. 61 (2003), The Use of Videoconferencing in Legal Education, 6 Va. J.L. & Tech. 5 (2001), Teaching the Law School Curriculum, (Steve Friedland ed., Carolina Academic Press 2004). Currently, she is working on a criminal law textbook. 


Martin Böhmer
Professor of Law, and Dean
Universidad de San Andrés School of Law, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Martin Böhmer is professor of law at the Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Professor Böhmer also serves as a senior researcher with Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC), Justice Division. Professor Böhmer served as dean at the Universidad de Palermo Law School in Buenos Aires from 2000-2005.  His teaching and research interests include international human rights, legal theory, logic, legal education, corporate law and contracts. Professor Böhmer has also taught at the Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School and the Universidad del Notariado Argentino, and served as a visiting scholar at Yale Law School. Professor Böhmer is the vice president and founder of the Asociación por los Derechos Civiles of Barristers.


J. Kirkland Grant
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law
Charleston School of Law

J. Kirkland Grant, former dean of the Delaware School of Law, joined the Charleston Law faculty in 2005 as a distinguished visiting professor. Grant teaches business and commercial law.

Grant is professor emeritus at Touro Law School in Huntington, N.Y., where he was selected by students as professor of the year. He also has been the national Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity professor of the year.

In addition to serving as dean and professor of law at Delaware Law School, Grant has taught at the University of South Carolina Law School and was on faculty at Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School.

Grant is a member of the American Law Institute and other legal organizations.


David Hricik
Professor of Law
Mercer University School of Law

David Hricik graduated cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law in 1988, after graduating Phi Beta Kappa and with high honors from the University of Arizona. He then practiced law for 14 years, first with Baker Botts, then with litigation boutiques, principally litigating patent infringement, legal malpractice, and complex commercial litigation. During that time, he also taught as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law and at the University of Houston Law Center.

He left full-time practice in 2002 and began to teach at Mercer. He principally teaches Law of Lawyering, Patent Law and Litigation, and Civil Lawsuits. He has authored or co-authored books on property, statutory interpretation, civil procedure, and ethical issues in patent prosecution and litigation. He is nationally recognized as an expert in ethics in intellectual property law.

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