Stetson University

Faculty - Autumn in London

Andrea Biondi
Professor of European Law, Director
Centre for European Law at King's College London

Andrea Biondi is a professor of European Union Law and the director of the Centre for European Law at King's College London. He is a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Warsaw and at Georgetown University. He is a member of the Bar of Florence as well as being an Academic Member of Francis Taylor Buildings Chambers in London. Professor Biondi is on the International Advisory Board of European Public Law, King's College Law Journal, London Law Review, the European Public Private Partnership Law Review, and he is the general editor of the Kluwer European Law Collection.

Kathleen Hallisey is a US attorney and UK solicitor specializing in civil litigation. She has extensive experience in employment and personal injury litigation and has acted on behalf of clients facing sex and age discrimination as well as sexual harassment in both the US and UK.  She has represented members of the largest trade union in Britain and Ireland and has negotiated valuable settlements for victims of catastrophic and fatal injuries.  Prior to moving to the UK, she worked as a civil trial attorney in New York.  She holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and Spanish Literature from Fordham University and a J.D. from Touro Law School.  She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and New York and is a solicitor of England and Wales.

Simone Higgins is a senior solicitor at the Government Legal Service (UK). She has taught business, commercial, human rights and EU law at a number of leading academic institutions, including the University of Hertfordshire, London Metropolitan University and BPP law School.  She has also worked as a foreign law consultant for a law firm in New York, where she provided legal and lecturing services to the firm’s business client in UK company and competition law. She has also written a number of legal articles on the business aspects of the European Convention on Human Rights, EU law and Caricom (the Caribbean version of the EU).

Kandice Horsey
Solicitor-Advocate, Part-time Visiting Lecturer
Saunders Law Limited

Kandice Horsey is a part-time visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire School of Law teaching mock trial skills courses and is also a part-time solicitor-advocate and duty solicitor in England and Wales with Higher Rights of Audience in the criminal courts defending a wide range of criminal cases. Prior to moving to London, she was a prosecutor in the U.S.; first as an assistant district attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, then as an assistant state’s attorney in the State's Attorney's Office for Prince George’s County, Maryland. As an A.D.A., she tried cases ranging from simple drug possession to attempted murder. She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, D.C., and Maryland. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland – College Park, a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University, Beasley School of Law.

Marco J. Jimenez
Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law

Marco Jimenez, who currently holds the Leroy Highbaugh Sr. Research Chair and is a professor of law, teaches and writes in the areas of contracts, remedies, western legal thought, international sales law and arbitration, and interdisciplinary jurisprudence, and has received the Dickerson-Brown Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship, the Branton Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Golden Apple Teaching Award for Best Full-Time Program Professor. He also coordinates the Honors Program and co-coaches the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court team, which competes annually in both Hong Kong and Vienna, and has also co-coached the Stetson Negotiation team.

Professor Jimenez graduated in 2000 from Yale Law School, where he was an Olin Fellow and a member of the Yale Journal on Regulation and the Yale Journal of International Law. He received his undergraduate degrees in International Relations (B.A.) and Finance and Business Economics (B.S.) from the University of Southern California, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1997. He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Before joining Stetson's faculty in 2006, Professor Jimenez clerked for the Honorable James Lawrence King on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and practiced in the areas of contract, antitrust, and securities law for several large law firms in Los Angeles.

Professor Jimenez' areas of academic interest include contracts, remedies, jurisprudence, law and economics, and western legal history and thought, and his articles have appeared in such journals as the UCLA Law Review, the Pepperdine Law Review, the Emory Law Journal, and the Fordham Law Review.

Marc Mason
MSc, GDL, Barrister

Marc Mason has held a number of academic posts at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (London), University College London, and the University of Westminster. His research has been in the areas of mediation, legal aid and the legal profession. He has also taught in these fields and in the fields of public law, empirical research skills, and child protection. He has practiced as a family law barrister, and is a lecturer and barrister at the University of Westminster.

Amanda Padoan earned a B.A with honors from Harvard and a J.D. from Pepperdine. She has taught Criminal Procedure at Pepperdine University School of Law. Before joining Pepperdine's London faculty, she was a trial prosecutor in Fresno and Orange counties, California. Her book, Buried in the Sky, received the NCTE George Orwell Award for distinguished contribution to honesty and clarity in public language.

Dan Rawling specialises in competition (antitrust) and consumer protection law. He works at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) in London, where he has been involved in national investigations of the markets for statutory audit services, equity underwriting, personal current accounts and payment card systems.

Rawling’s experience at the OFT has given him a valuable insight into the interplay between the competition and intellectual property regimes as well as a broader economic appreciation of the role and function of IP in the creative industries.

Rawling studied jurisprudence at Oxford University and IP law at the University of Manchester. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2007. His particular research interests are product branding, trade mark dilution, television trade format rights and artistic copyright.

Lisa Webley is professor of Empirical Legal Studies at the University of Westminster School of Law and senior research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. She teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by Westminster Law School including constitutional and administrative law, family law, child protection, and 21st century law practice. She teaches occasional classes on dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. She is a Ph.D. supervisor at Westminster, as well as a dissertation supervisor for LLB and LL.M. students. She is course director and principal teacher on the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies two-week intensive Introduction to Legal Research Methods course for MPhil/Ph.D. students. She is co-author of Complete Public Law TCM (with Harriet Samuels) and sole author of Legal Writing. Webley is faculty research director for the faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, a member of the Law Society of England and Wales Equality and Diversity Committee, and the Civil Mediation Council. Her research interests include diversity in the legal profession, access to justice and ADR, new modes of legal service delivery and legal education and legal ethics.

Stuart Weinstein
Coventry Law School

Stuart Weinstein is professor of Practice-Informed Legal Education and head of Coventry Law School. He received his Doctor of Laws from Columbia University School of Law, a bachelor of arts with honors from Williams College and a Master of Business Administration from University of Hertfordshire Business School. Prior to becoming an academic, he was general counsel with a major multinational. Professor Weinstein is a member of the California, District of Columbia and New York Bars and a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles on subjects including legal risk management, company law, intellectual property law, commercial law, Internet law and law and popular culture.

Damien Yare specializes in international intellectual property and music law. With experience in both the US and UK music markets, he currently resides in London where his role at Warner Music sees him working closely with leading music executives and artist managers in signing artists and overseeing the business aspects of many of the label’s key releases. Yare worked in the live music sector and radio prior to obtaining a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law and joining the Florida Bar in 2009. He subsequently attended King’s College of London where he attained an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law focusing on the legal regulation of the film and music industries. After taking a role advising the industry organization UK Music on UK and EU IP legislation he qualified as a Solicitor of England and Wales, taking a private-practice role representing emerging music talents. He joined Warner Music UK late in 2012 where he now looks after the business affairs across a number of Warner’s imprint labels including East West Records and Rhino Records. Yare’s experience across the music industry in both the US and UK markets have afforded him a valuable perspective on the legal issues facing the music industry in the UK and abroad.

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