Faculty - The Hague, Netherlands
Resident Director (Track 1 - first 2 weeks): Dorothea Beane
Professor of Law and Co-Director, Institute on Caribbean Law and Policy
Stetson University College of Law
Dorothea Beane is a professor of law at Stetson and recently was awarded the Stetson University College of Law Teaching Excellence Award. Professor Dorothea Beane began her career from 1977-81 as trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Torts Branch in Washington, D.C. After working briefly for the law firm of Robinson & Geraldo, P.A. in Washington D.C., she was appointed in 1983 as assistant United States attorney from the Middle District of Florida, serving as senior civil litigating attorney from 1985-90. Professor Beane's area of practice included personal injury, medical malpractice, bankruptcy law, regulatory enforcement and environmental law. She received the Attorney General's Special Achievement Award for Sustained Superior Performance of Duty in 1986.
Professor Beane is an associate in the American College of Legal Medicine and academic master of the Sarasota County American Inns of Court. At Stetson, Professor Beane teaches Federal Pre-Trial Practice, Civil Procedure, International Human Rights Law and The Law of International Tribunals. Professor Beane has worked extensively in The Hague on matters involving international criminal law and human rights.
She was the founder and director of Stetson University College of Law's Summer Abroad Program in The Hague, Netherlands. She received her bachelor's degree in history from Drew University and her J.D. from Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, Newark. She has published numerous articles and been a guest lecturer and speaker at many events on the role of international tribunals.
Her professional service and volunteer work includes participating as a former member of Merit Selection Panel for United States Magistrate, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (1993-94); non-governmental observer, and past vice president of the International Law Section of the National Bar Association, attendee and reporter on United Nations Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, (Rome, Italy 1998); attendee of the Preparatory Commission Meetings on the International Criminal Court (United Nations, New York City, New York 1997-2000); attendee at the Election of Judges for the International Criminal Court, (United Nations, New York City, New York 2003)); executive board member of the American-Caribbean Law Initiative and as a hearing officer, City of St. Petersburg, Florida (1999-present). She is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association, The Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, The American Society of International Law, and is on the executive committee of the International Human Rights Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools (2003-present).
Resident Director (Track 1 - last 2 weeks): Darryl Wilson
Associate Dean for Faculty and Strategic Initiatives, Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund Professor of Law and Co-Director, Institute on Caribbean Law and Policy
Stetson University College of Law
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 throughout the Caribbean, as well as Spain, Estonia, Zambia, the Netherlands and South Korea. He is the faculty advisor for the Intellectual Property Law Society, Sports and Entertainment Law Society, the Black Law Students Association, and the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Society. 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 committing to full-time academia, Professor Wilson taught bar review courses and practiced law in his hometown, Chicago, Ill. His varied career began as a public interest law 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 several professional and community organizations, and he is also active in alternate dispute resolution serving as a neutral, mediator and/or arbitrator for international (i.e. WIPO, NAF), national (i.e. USPS, AAA), and state agencies (i.e. Fla Attorney General's Ofc). Professor Wilson is the author of numerous noteworthy ADR decisions, particular in the area of internet domain name arbitration disputes. He has authored several articles in his areas of expertise and has co-authored a casebook on Sports Law. He has also been certified as a NFL Players Association contract advisor. Professor Wilson also has edited and co-authored two books on Real Property Law and is a regular contributor to the ABA Probate & Property Magazine.
Program Liaison (Track 2): James Sheehan
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
Stetson University College of Law
Professor James A. Sheehan is an alumnus of Stetson University College of Law, having graduated with honors in 1977. Since that time, he has been in private practice in the Tampa Bay area.
Professor Sheehan began his legal career with the City of Tampa where he served as an assistant city attorney from 1977-1981. After that, he was an insurance defense litigator for a couple of years before going to work doing general litigation for his old boss, Warren Cason, the former city attorney of the City of Tampa. In 1984, he started his own firm and has been a sole practitioner ever since, doing a variety of civil litigation, administrative law and appellate work in both state and federal courts.
About five years ago, he began a second career as a fiction writer. He has published two legal thrillers, The Mayor of Lexington Avenue and The Law of Second Chances, and has recently completed his third book, The Alligator Man, which has not yet gone to publication.
Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law
Mark Bauer is a Professor of Law teaching Antitrust, Administrative Law, Property, Consumer Protection, and Financial Advocacy. He also supervises Stetson's internship program in Elder Consumer Protection Law and Stetson's Full Semester Federal Agency Externship. Professor Bauer served as Stetson's Associate Dean for Academics from 2009-2011.
Before joining the faculty, Professor Bauer clerked for the Honorable William R. Robie, chief immigration judge of the United States. Following his clerkship, Professor Bauer joined the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, where he worked on cases involving high profile mergers and other anticompetitive conduct. After leaving the Federal Trade Commission, Professor Bauer moved to Chicago to practice antitrust law in the private sector with two large law firms. He represented one of the defendants in a multi-billion dollar multi-district price fixing case, and counseled other major public corporations on antitrust and consumer protection matters.
Professor Bauer wrote and edited a new treatise on state unfair trade practice laws for CCH/Wolters Kluwer, and then joined the Chicago-Kent College of Law faculty in a fellowship position where he taught antitrust, administrative law, and legal writing.
Professor Bauer received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Chicago, where he received the Howell Murray award for outstanding contributions to the university. He received his law degree from Emory University, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and taught first-year legal research and writing.
Professor Bauer's research interests are wide ranging; he has written in the areas of antitrust, administrative law, consumer protection, property, and higher education, often drawing connections between them. In antitrust, he is particularly interested in the doctrine's impact on the non-profit sector, retail, and its interplay with consumer protection law. Professor Bauer speaks frequently on antitrust and consumer protection issues at law schools, conferences, and before advocacy groups around the world. His research has been quoted in the New York Times and in major newspaper editorials. At Stetson, Professor Bauer has promoted financial literacy and consumer education for law students by creating and teaching his for-credit weekend-long Financial Advocacy course. He has taught International and Comparative Competition Law in Stetson's summer abroad programs in China, Estonia, Spain, and Argentina. Professor Bauer has also coached Stetson's Law and Economics moot court team, and co-coached its Arbitration team.
Professor Bauer has supported the work of the Stetson's Centers for Excellence in Elder Law and Higher Education Law through speaking engagements and research. Professor Bauer has also been active in professional associations, serving as Chair of the Education Law and Aging and the Law Sections for the Association of American Law School, and was a member of the Steering Committee for the Southeastern Association of Law Schools.
In 2011 Bauer was a visiting scholar at Queen Mary, University of London, and was Academic Director of Stetson's Autumn in London Semester Study Abroad Program. Professor Bauer has been a Senior International Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the University of Melbourne in Australia, and was named a Distinguished International Fellow to the Canadian Centre for Elder Law. In 2013 Professor Bauer was awarded Stetson's Branton Excellence in Teaching Award.
Edward C. LaRose
Adjunct Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law
Judge LaRose received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in 1977 from Boston College. He received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Cornell Law School in 1980.
He began his legal career with Howrey & Simon in Washington, D.C., where he practiced extensively in the area of antitrust law. He joined Trenam Kemker Scharf Barkin Frye O'Neill & Mullis as an associate in 1983 and became a shareholder in the firm in 1987. While at Trenam Kemker, he practiced in the areas of commercial litigation, antitrust, and employment law, and he headed the firm's employment law practice group.
Governor Jeb Bush appointed Judge LaRose to the Second District Court of Appeal, and he began serving as a member of the court in February 2005.Judge LaRose is board certified in Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. He is certified as a circuit-civil mediator and served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the National Association of Securities Dealers, has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been recognized in Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America. He serves as an adjunct professor of law at Stetson University College of Law.
He is an active member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and The Florida Bar. He served as the chair of the Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee (13th Judicial Circuit "A"). He was a member of The Florida Bar Antitrust & Trade Regulation Certification Committee. He has served on The Florida Bar Business Law Section Executive Committee and has been active on various Business Law Section committees. He is a member of the Ferguson-White Inn of Court in Tampa. Judge LaRose has written and spoken frequently in the areas of appellate, antitrust, and employment law.
Judge LaRose served as a trustee for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc., and he remains active as a Catholic Charities volunteer. He was a member of Leadership Tampa (1999) and Leadership Tampa Bay (2002). He is an advisory board member of the University of Tampa Center for Ethics, and a distinguished past president of the Kiwanis Club of Carrollwood. He is active in his church and is a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Legal Writing Professor
Charleston School of Law
Prior to joining the Charleston School of Law, North was in private practice litigating business and maritime matters. While working toward an LL.M. degree in admiralty at Tulane Law School, she served as an editor on the Maritime Law Journal. While at Texas Wesleyan, she served as the managing editor for the Law Review.
Following graduation from Tulane University Law School, North was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. While on active duty, she worked as a communications officer in Okinawa, Japan. North also trained recruits at MPRD Parris Island, S.C., where she was promoted to captain.
Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law
Professor Judith A.M. Scully joined Stetson after serving for one year as a visiting professor from West Virginia University College of Law, where she taught since 1996. Professor Scully is co-founder of Stetson's Innocence Project, a collaboration with the Innocence Project of Florida that began in 2009. She teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Trial Advocacy, Advanced Criminal Trial Practice, as well as seminars related to race and American law and international human rights
Prior to teaching law, Professor Scully managed her own law firm in the City of Chicago where she primarily represented defendants in criminal cases and plaintiffs in Section 1981 and 1983 civil rights cases. She has also served as an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County, an administrative law judge for the Cook County Commission on Human Rights, and the deputy director of the City of Chicago Board of Ethics.
She is a passionate advocate for racial justice as well as reproductive health and justice in the United States and abroad. She has written several articles on eugenics, forced sterilization initiatives, and contraceptive abuse. Her work on reproductive rights has been presented at various international forums including the International Women's Health and Human Rights Meeting in New Delhi, India; the 8th International Women's Health Conference in Brazil; and the United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing.
In 1990, as a member of the National Conference of Black Lawyers, Professor Scully worked with the African National Congress (ANC) to help draft the constitution for a Free and Democratic South Africa. Her suggestions for the protection of women's reproductive rights served as the basis of South Africa's constitutional provision guaranteeing a woman's right to reproductive choice.
Her scholarship has appeared in the Wisconsin International Law Journal, Columbia University Law School's race law journal, the UCLA Women's Law Journal, the Toledo Law Review, the Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties and the Encyclopedia of the United States Supreme Court.
Distinguished Service Professor of Law
Roger Williams University School of Law
Louise Ellen Teitz is a professor of law at Roger Williams University School of Law. She was first secretary at The Hague Conference on Private International Law in The Hague, The Netherlands, from 2012 to 2015, with primary responsibility for family law areas, including the 1980 Child Abduction Convention, the 1996 Child Protection Convention, and related projects including mediation in family law matters, the “Malta Process” involving Sharia based legal systems, and relocation.
Professor Teitz’s academic areas of expertise include private international law, international family law, civil procedure, international litigation and dispute resolution, comparative law, and professional responsibility. She is a graduate of Yale College and Southern Methodist University School of Law. After law school, she clerked for Judge John R. Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and practiced law for several years with law firms in Dallas, Texas, and Washington, D.C. In addition to prior teaching experience at several prestigious U.S. law schools (University of Illinois College of Law, Washington & Lee University School of Law, Rutgers University School of Law- Camden), she has been on the faculties of the University of Konstanz in Germany and the University of Bern in Switzerland. Professor Teitz has also been a Visiting Scholar at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), in Vienna, and at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome and lectures frequently abroad. Professor Teitz is the author of two books and numerous articles on these subjects (e.g., Transnational Litigation (Michie/Lexis 1966 & Supp. 1999)). She currently is working on a West Casebook entitled Comparative Law with Peter Winship and a Second Edition of Transnational Litigation, her earlier treatise.
Professor Teitz is active in the American Bar Association, has chaired several committees and divisions, and is on the Council of the ABA Section of International Law. She was a member of the ABA Task Force on Electronic Commerce and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She was a member of the United States Delegation to the Hague Conference on Private International Law for the Jurisdiction and Judgments Convention and for the Choice of Court Agreements Convention and is a member of the US Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law. Professor Teitz was also co-reporter on the Uniform Law Commission (NCCUSL) Drafting Committee on the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements and is a member of the American Bar Association and Uniform Law Commissioners (NCCUSL) Joint Editorial Board on International Law. She is a member of the American Law Institute, the International Association of Procedural Law, The International Academy of Comparative Law, is a U.S. representative to the International Law Association’s International Commercial Arbitration Committee and International Consumer Protection Committee, on the Executive Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association, and a member of ASADIP.