Faculty - Cayman Islands Fall Intersession Program
Resident Director: Kristen M. Cohen
Assistant Director of International Programs
Stetson University College of Law, Florida
Kristen Cohen received her M.Ed. in English in 2001 and her B.A. in English in 1998 from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. She also holds an A.P.S. in Paralegal Studies from Midlands Technical College in Columbia, South Carolina, graduating in 1995 after having served in Desert Storm with the United States Army. In addition to her military service, she possesses a wide range of international experience, working at the U.S. embassies located in Cairo, Egypt and Canberra, Australia as well as living in Berlin, Germany for two years. Cohen is recognized as a Certified Professional in Education Abroad by The Forum for Education Abroad. With a background steeped in academia, the legal field, and an international context, Cohen provides unique skills and knowledge to her current position at Stetson University College of Law as the assistant director of International Programs.
Ellison C. Palmer Professor of Tax Law
Mercer University School of Law, Georgia
Linda Jellum is the Ellison C. Palmer Professor of Tax. She teaches Administrative Law, Statutory Interpretation, and Federal Courts. In addition to teaching, Professor Jellum is a prolific scholar and has written extensively in the many different areas of Administrative Law and Statutory Interpretation.
Professor Jellum has been a leader in legal education. She has served on many professional committees and boards for critical organizations in the legal academy. For example, she was the deputy director for the Association of American Law Schools and for the Southeastern Association of Law Schools. She was a board member for the Southeastern Association of Law Schools and a council member for the American Bar Association Section’s on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.
Before joining the faculty, Professor Jellum spent five years working for Washington State’s Attorney General’s office. While there, she served as lead attorney for the Department of Social and Health Services. Prior to working as an assistant attorney general, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul Yesawich.
Professor Jellum received her J.D. from Cornell Law School and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. She has the honor of having passed five states’ bar exams.
Associate Professor of Law
Charlotte School of Law, North Carolina
Professor Mindy Birman Sanchez holds a J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from New York University. Following her law school graduation, Professor Sanchez worked as an assistant district attorney for approximately seven years in which she tried a variety of cases to jury verdict, particularly in the areas of narcotics, robbery, and homicide. Professor Sanchez then transitioned into the field of insurance law where she served as in-house professional liability claims counsel as well as senior claims manager for two international insurance companies in New York City for approximately eight years. She joined the Charlotte School of Law in August 2010 and instructs in the areas of criminal law and criminal procedure.
Professor Sanchez is licensed to practice law in New York, Connecticut, and North Carolina.
Darryl C. Wilson
Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund Professor of Law and Co-Director, Institute for Caribbean Law and Policy
Stetson University College of Law, Florida
Before joining Stetson, Professor Wilson was an associate professor at Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law). He has taught internationally in the Caribbean, Spain, Estonia, Zambia, and the Netherlands. He is the faculty advisor for the Intellectual Property Law Society, Sports and Entertainment Law Society, and the Black Law Students Association. He is the director of the Intellectual Property Law Internship Program, the American-Caribbean Law Initiative, and co-director of the Institute for Caribbean Law and Policy.
Prior to devoting himself to full-time academia, Professor Wilson taught bar review courses and practiced in his hometown, Chicago, Illinois. His varied career began as a fellow with the congressional Reginald Heber Smith Community Law program. He served his public interest law fellowship with the Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation. He later served as a staff attorney and pro bono coordinator for that organization. Thereafter, he served as in-house corporate intellectual property counsel for Soft Sheen Products, as a regional counsel for real property affairs with the UAW, and as the principal attorney in his own private firm.
Professor Wilson is an active member of numerous professional and community organizations, and he is also active in alternate dispute resolution serving as a neutral, mediator and/or arbitrator for international, national and state agencies. He has written several articles in his areas of expertise and co-authored a casebook on sports law. He has also been certified as a NFL Players Association contract advisor.
Truman Bodden Law School, George Town, Grand Cayman
Andrew Woodcock has been a legal practitioner since 1994, practicing and teaching in Australia, the United Kingdom and the Cayman Islands. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern History and a Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Queensland, Andrew practised as a solicitor and barrister in Queensland, the United Kingdom and Western Australia for over 10 years, primarily in the fields of commercial litigation and construction law.
After completing Masters degrees in law from the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology, he has taught law at the University of Queensland and Griffith University in Queensland, the University of Dundee in Scotland, and the Cayman Islands Law School.
In 2010, he was appointed the Professional Practice Course Leader at the Cayman Islands Law School. After a sojourn in Australia to serve with the Royal Australian Navy, he has returned to Cayman in 2015 to divide his time between practice and lecturing in European Union Law, Jurisprudence and Civil Litigation at the Truman Bodden Law School.
Woodcock has published articles in Europe, the United States and the United Kingdom on a wide range of topics, including jurisprudence, international law and equity.