Stetson University

Program Directors



Program Director:
Marco J. Jiminez

Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law

Marco Jimenez, who currently holds the Leroy Highbaugh Sr. Research Chair and is an 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.

Director of Program Operations:

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.

Stuart Weinstein

Student Internship Director

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.

Josh Leuner
Program Coordinator

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.

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