Faculty - Granada, Spain
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law and Acting Director of the Office of Diversity Initiatives
Charleston School of Law
Debra J. Gammons joined the Charleston School of Law Faculty in 2009 as the acting director of diversity initiatives and a visiting professor.
Prior to joining the Charleston School of Law, Gammons served as assistant city attorney for Greenville, S.C., and was in private practice until joining the City Attorney's Office. As assistant city attorney, Gammons prosecuted criminal cases and defended the city of Greenville when it was sued.
Before moving to Greenville, Gammons served as an assistant solicitor for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Charleston.
While at the College of Charleston, Gammons was student government president and president of the Peer Mentor Association. While at the University of South Carolina School of Law, she served as president of the Student Bar and associate justice of the Moot Court Bar and was also a member of the Craven Moot Court Team.
Gammons serves on the S.C. Supreme Court Commission on Lawyer Conduct and is a member of the S.C. Bar House of Delegates. She has taught "Law and Society" at the S.C. Governor's School at the College of Charleston since 1993. She is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the College of Charleston, the S.C. Bar Board of Governors, and a past president of the Greenville County Bar Association. Until her move back to Charleston, Gammons served as judge for Youth Court and regional coordinator for the S.C. Bar High School Mock Trial Competition; Gammons was on the Crime Stoppers Board and the Greenville Technical College Paralegal Advisory Board.
She has been speaking Spanish since high school. She is able to read and understand Spanish but needs continued practice to speak it well. She is committed to practicing her Spanish and to taking a refresher course before May, 2014.
Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law
Roberta K. Flowers is a professor of law at Stetson University College of Law. Within the Elder Law LL.M. program, Professor Flowers teaches Ethics in an Elder Law Practice. She also teaches Evidence, Criminal Procedure, and Professional Responsibility. While at Stetson, Professor Flowers has successfully coached trial teams, arbitration teams and moot court teams to national championships. She has served as the director of the Center for Excellence in Advocacy and as the William Reece Smith Jr. Distinguished Professor in Professionalism. During her time at Stetson, Professor Flowers has received the university-level Excellence in Teaching Award, Most Inspirational Teacher Award from the Student Bar Association, and an award from the Student Bar Association for supporting student life. She also has received the university-level Homer and Dolly Hand Award for Excellence in Scholarship, the Dean's Award for Extraordinary Service, and been awarded the Distinguished Service Award four times. In 2005, the Florida Supreme Court awarded Professor Flowers the Faculty Professionalism Award.
Professor Flowers has lectured worldwide on the topic of ethics. She won a Telly Award for Excellence in Educational Films for having produced a series of educational videos on the ethical issues faced by prosecuting attorneys. Along with Professor Rebecca Morgan, she created a video series used to train and educate attorneys nationwide on the ethical dilemmas faced by elder law attorneys. The Florida Supreme Court awarded Professor Morgan and Professor Flowers the Florida Supreme Court Professionalism Award for their video productions. Additionally, with Professor Morgan, Professor Flowers designed the nation's first "elder friendly courtroom," which serves as model for courtrooms of the future.
Before arriving at Stetson, Professor Flowers worked as a prosecutor in both the state and federal system. She began her career in 1984 as a deputy district attorney for the 18th Judicial District of Colorado, where she served as a trial attorney in the criminal division. In 1989, she was appointed assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, where she served in the Appellate Division, the Major Crimes Unit and the Public Corruption Unit.
Professor Flowers graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She received her J.D. from the University of Colorado in 1984, where she was selected to be a member of the Order of the Coif.
Professor Flowers' research interests center on the issues of ethics and professionalism. Professor Flowers' articles have appeared in such journals as the Fordham Law Review, the Boston College Law Review, Missouri Law Review, the Nebraska Law Review, the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, the Stetson Law Review, and the NAELA Journal.
Professor Flowers is active in several professional associations. She has served on numerous committees of The Florida Bar, including the Professional Ethics Committee, the Evidence Committee, and the Standing Committee on Professionalism. She is currently the chair of the Professionalism Sub-Committee of the Litigation Section's Ethics and Professionalism Committee of the American Bar Association.
Professor of Law
Mercer University School of Law
Timothy W. Floyd is Professor of Law and Director of the Law and Public Service Program. His responsibilities in the Law and Public Service Program include supervision of clinical and other experiential learning courses such as externships. He also teaches a variety of courses in criminal law and in legal ethics.
Floyd has published two books and is the author of numerous articles in the area of legal ethics, law and religion, and criminal law and the death penalty. He served as editor of the Faith and Law Symposium issue of the Texas Tech Law Review, and he is the co-editor of the book Can A Good Christian Be A Good Lawyer? Homilies, Witnesses, and Reflections. He is currently completing a book entitled Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross: Reflections on Justice, Mercy, and the Death Penalty.
Floyd’s service activities emphasize access to justice ssues and lawyer professionalism. He is currently the Chair of the State Bar of Georgia Access to Justice Committee, and he serves on the Advisory Board of the Georgia Justice Project.. He was previously a member of the Supreme Court of Georgia Equal Justice Commission Civil Justice Committee, the National Advisory Committee of Equal Justice Works, and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Georgia Council for Restorative Justice. He was on original member of the Supreme Court of Texas Access to Justice Commission, he chaired the Supreme Court of Texas Lawyer Grievance Oversight Committee, and he was one of the principal drafters of the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure.
Floyd has a particular interest in the law, policy, and morality of the death penalty. He has represented several defendants in death penalty cases, including Louis Jones, Jr., the first person convicted under the Federal Death Penalty Act of 1994. Floyd’s representation in that case included an appearance in the United States Supreme Court and a petition for executive clemency to the President. He served on the Georgia Assessment Team of the ABA’s Death Penalty Moratorium Project.
He received B.A and M.A. from Emory University and his J.D from the University of Georgia, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgia Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for Judge Phyllis Kravitch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and practiced law with Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. He began his career in legal education in 1982 at the University of Georgia School of Law, as Associate Director and then Director of the Legal Aid Clinic. He was on the faculty of Texas Tech University School of Law from 1989 to 2004, becoming the J. Hadley Edgar Professor of Law and Co-Director of Clinical Programs.
Professor of Law
Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
Professor Areto Imoukhuede holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as President of the Student Bar Association and was awarded the Dean’s Certificate for Outstanding Service. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University where he was awarded the Golden Bear Award for Financial Acumen. Professor Imoukhuede teaches contracts and constitutional law.
He researches and writes on education as a fundamental duty as well as on homeland security law and policy. His article, The Fifth Freedom: The Constitutional Duty to Provide Public Education is a powerful and provocative argument for why there is a fundamental duty to provide public education under the U.S. Constitution. The Fifth Freedom was published in volume 22 of the University of Florida Journal of Law & Public Policy. Professor Imoukhuede’s forthcoming article, Freedom from Ignorance: The International Duty to Provide Public Education, continues his “fundamental rights as duties” project that he began with The Fifth Freedom. It argues that public education is an international human right that the U.S. ought to recognize and protect. His third article in the fundamental rights as duties project, Education Rights and The New Due Process, was recently accepted for publication by the Indiana Law Review and is expected to be published later this year. It argues that without an educated citizenry, liberty and democracy are empty concepts, devoid of meaning for all but the economically privileged and socially advantaged.
Professor Imoukhuede’s has previously served as a Congressional Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives where he conducted extensive research on U.S. education policy and related domestic and international issues. He also interned in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division where he concentrated on airline mergers and international commerce issues.
Before joining the Shepard Broad Law Center faculty, Professor Imoukhuede served as Investigative Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. As Investigative Counsel, he investigated the operations of the Department of Homeland Security and drafted original committee reports and legislation while also advising the Members of Congress and their staffs on Homeland Security law and policy.
In addition to his federal government service, Professor Imoukhuede practiced complex commercial litigation and business regulation in the Chicago offices of Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal (now known as SNR Denton). He represented several Fortune 100 clients and prepared and analyzed a variety of contracts, licensing agreements, and other legal documents in major antitrust, pharmaceutical, and franchising disputes. Notably, Professor Imoukhuede drafted the class action settlement in a well-known beef in French fries lawsuit. He also helped write successful appellate briefs in some well-known obesity lawsuits.
Professor Imoukhuede is a member of the Bars of Illinois, the District of Columbia, and the Northern District of Illinois. He is also a proud Eagle Scout.
Boston Asset Management Chair in Elder Law and Director, Center for Excellence in Elder Law
Stetson University College of Law
Rebecca C. Morgan is the Boston Asset Management Faculty Chair in Elder Law, the director of the Center for Excellence in Elder Law at Stetson University College of Law and the director of Stetson's online LL.M. in Elder Law. Professor Morgan teaches a variety of elder law courses in the J.D. and LL.M. programs and oversees the elder law concentration program for J.D. students. She is the successor co-author of Matthew Bender's Tax, Estate and Financial Planning for the Elderly, and its companion forms book (Lexis), a co-author of Representing the Elderly in Florida, (Lexis), The Fundamentals of Special Needs Trusts (Lexis), Ethics in an Elder Law Practice (ABA) and Planning for Disability (Bloomberg BNA Portfolio). She is a member of the elder law editorial board for Matthew Bender. Professor Morgan has authored a number of articles on a variety of elder law issues and has spoken a number of times on subjects of elder law. She is the co-editor of the Elder Law Prof Blog, http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/ (with Kim Dayton (William Mitchell) and Katherine Pearson (Penn State).
Professor Morgan is a past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, past president of the board of directors of the National Senior Citizens Law Center, past chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Aging and the Law and of the Florida Bar Elder Law Section, and on the faculty of the National Judicial College. She served as the reporter for the Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act. She served on the Florida Attorney General's Task Force on Elder Abuse and the Florida Legislative Guardianship Study Commission. She is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI), academic advisory board for the Borchard Center for Law and Aging, an academic fellow of the American College of Trusts & Estates Counsel (ACTEC), a NAELA fellow, and a member of NAELA's Council of Advanced Practitioners (chair 2012-2014). After a term on the Board of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, she is a special advisor to the ABA Commission on Law and Aging. She is a member of the board of directors for the Center for Medicare Advocacy.
Professor Morgan was the recipient of the 2003 Faculty Award on Professionalism from the Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. She received the NAELA Unaward in November 2004 from President Stu Zimring for her accomplishments in the field of elder law. Professor Morgan, along with Professor Roberta Flowers, received the 2005 Project Award on Professionalism from the Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism for their video series on ethics in an elder law practice. She received the 2006 Rosalie Wolf Memorial Elder Abuse Prevention Award from the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. She received the Homer & Dolly Hand Award for Faculty Scholarship in May of 2008, and the NAELA President's Award from NAELA President Mark Shalloway in May of 2008. She received the Theresa Award from the Theresa Alexandra Foundation in 2008. Professor Morgan was the 2009 recipient of the Treat award from the National College of Probate Judges.
Sylvia Alonso Salterain
Founder and Partner of Avego Abogados SLP
Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
Sylvia Alonso Salterain is founding partner of AVEGO ABOGADOS, where she leads the Telecommunications, Media and Technologies (TMT) practice. She has a License Juris Degree by the Jesuist University of Deusto, studies in Economics by the University of Deusto and a LLM Programme in European and International Law, KU Leuven, Belgium.
She started her professional career more than 20 years ago at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld L.L.P in Brussels, as an associate lawyer specializing in European and International Law of Telecommunications and Audiovisual and Competition Law.
In 1998, she joined the new Spanish regulator, the Telecommunications Market Commission (CMT) where, as Director of International Affairs, she was responsible for bilateral and multilateral relations with the European and International Authorities, as well as responsible for comparative market and regulatory analysis. In 2001, she was elected by the Chairmen of the European regulators as the first Secretary to the Group of European Regulators, the Independent Regulators Group (IRG/ERG).
In 2004, she joined the Public and Economic Affairs Directorate of Telecom Italia, in Rome, as director of International Regulation. In 2007, she joined the Firm Cremades & Calvo Sotelo Abogados where she led the Telecommunications practice area. Salterain has appeared in the BestLawyers Guide since 2010 as one of the leading national lawyers in her area of expertise.
She speaks Spanish, English, Italian, and French.