Program Directors

Program Director:
Michael Dale
Professor of Law
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Michael J. Dale has been a member of the faculty at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in Fort Lauderdale, Florida since 1985, teaching courses in family law, juvenile law and in the family and juvenile clinic. He also teaches litigation courses including civil procedure, conflicts of laws, evidence, trial advocacy and international litigation. Before joining the Nova faculty, Dale spent time in private law practice in Phoenix and was executive director of the Youth Law Center in San Francisco after serving as attorney in charge of the Special Litigation Unit of the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society of the City of New York. He has been a practicing lawyer specializing in civil rights litigation for 40 years. He is admitted to practice in the states of Arizona, Florida, New Mexico and New York as well as before the United States Supreme Court and numerous federal appellate and district courts.

Professor Dale teaches in National Institute for Trial Advocacy programs in both public and in-house settings. He also focuses on NITA programs concerning children including trainings held in Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Boston, Utah, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania, New York at Hofstra University and Houston at the University of Houston. For the past 24 years he has been program director for the NITA Florida Deposition Program. In 2009, Professor Dale received the Robert Oliphant Award from NITA for his service to the organization. An active litigator himself, he has been a consultant to federal and state agencies on civil rights issues and to law firms on litigation matters.

Professor Dale is the author of more than 75 articles focusing primarily on juvenile and children's law topics. He is also the author of the two volume text Representing the Child Client, published by Matthew Bender Co. He speaks regularly to professional groups on children’s law and litigation topics.

Valerie Reid
Program Manager

Val Reid studied at the University of Westminster for a B.Sc. (Econ) Hons. Degree and has also studied counselling. She has had extensive experience with American study abroad programs from a variety of US institutions in various positions over the last 30 years.  From 1980 to 1997, Reid worked for the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) serving as associate dean, dean of students and director of Student Services administering one-semester study abroad programs for up to 350 visiting students per semester, and supervising a team of student services staff. She has coordinated students' residences, liaised with landlords, and helped students and visiting faculty locate accommodation. Reid's duties have also included preparing orientation materials for students, assisting students with financial aid problems, and marketing study programs to U.S. universities. She also served as head of academic services for AIFS, performing a variety of services regarding the academic needs of study abroad programs, and as director of studies for the Richmond College International Summer Session from 1993-1997. She worked with the University of Wisconsin's Study Abroad Program, and on the Accent London Programs, which are also housed in the Florida State London Study Center. Val Reid has assisted students on the Autumn in London Program since it began in 1999.

Director of Program Operations:

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.

Josh Leuner
Program Manager

Josh Leuner was born and raised in London and has worked with international students for over 15 years. Prior to 2002, Josh worked as a program manager at Accent London, facilitating study abroad programs from the University of California, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Southern California among others.

In 2002, Leuner moved to Brisbane, Australia, where he took up a position in the International Office of the University of Queensland, working with international students and government sponsors. He then moved to the position of student enquiries coordinator at the Queensland University of Technology where he was responsible for the frontline student centre team for more than 40,000 students. Following a move to Sydney, he worked as a postgraduate student officer at the University of Sydney, developing application and selection processes with the Faculty of Pharmacy.

After returning to London in 2010, Leuner worked as program coordinator on the University of Wisconsin Madison and Augustana College London programs. He is also responsible for all social media content for the Syracuse University London Program.

Thanks to an extensive background in student services, Leuner is prepared to answer any questions you have about life in London and studying abroad in general. He is currently studying for a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, and loves any opportunity to speak Spanish.

Kathleen Hallisey
Externship Director

Kathleen Hallisey is a U.S. attorney and U.K. 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.