Faculty - Granada, Spain

Resident Director:
Royal Gardner
Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy
Stetson University College of Law

Professor Gardner is an internationally recognized expert in wetland law and policy. Recent projects include advising the Government of Oman regarding wetland policy, coauthoring a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of environmental scientists, and creating an interdisciplinary course that facilitates discourse among experienced scientists, policymakers, and students.

His research and scholarship focus on U.S. and international wetland legal and policy issues, with an emphasis on biodiversity offsets. He has lectured in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America.

Professor Gardner is the current chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) for the Ramsar Convention, an intergovernmental wetland treaty with 168 countries. He also served on the Ramsar STRP as North American representative (2006–2008) and invited expert (2009–2012). He was chair of the U.S. National Ramsar Committee (2005–2008) and participated in the Ramsar Convention Conferences of the Parties held in Spain (2002), Uganda (2005), Korea (2008), and Romania (2012). In 2006, he won the National Wetlands Award for Education and Outreach. In 1999–2001, Professor Gardner was appointed to the National Research Council’s Committee on Mitigating Wetland Losses.

An executive editor of the Boston College Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif, he graduated magna cum laude from Boston College Law School. He then clerked for Chief Judge Francis J. Boyle of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. From 1989 to 1993, he served in the Army General Counsel’s office as the Department of the Army’s principal wetland attorney, advising the assistant secretary of the Army (civil works) on legal and policy issues related to the Corps of Engineers’ administration of the Clean Water Act section 404 program. From 1993 until he joined the Stetson faculty in 1994, Professor Gardner worked for the Department of Defense, where he participated in negotiating international agreements with Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus to facilitate the dismantlement of the former Soviet Union’s nuclear weapons.

Since joining the Stetson faculty, Professor Gardner has twice received Stetson University’s Homer and Dolly Hand Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship and has been voted the Outstanding Professor by the Stetson student body. He has taught at Stetson’s summer programs in Spain, Germany, Argentina, and Estonia, and has been a visiting professor at the Universidad de Málaga (Spain) and Concordia International University-Estonia, where he received the Outstanding Instructor Award. At Stetson, Professor Gardner has served as director of graduate and international programs, associate dean, vice dean, and interim dean.

Amanda Compton
Associate Professor of Law
Charleston School of Law

Prior to joining the faculty at the Charleston School of Law in fall 2010, Professor Compton was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Ohio Northern University where she taught Intellectual Property, Property, Legal Profession, and Wills, Trusts and Estates Law. Before beginning a career in academia, Professor Compton practiced law with two of the largest firms based in the Midwest: Barnes & Thornburg LLP and Ice Miller LLP where she was a member of the Intellectual Property Department.

Professor Compton concentrated her practice in the areas of trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation and counseled clients in various aspects of trademark law, including adoption of new trademarks, registrations in the United States and abroad, licensing, and enforcement of rights. She also assisted clients with domain name registration and enforcement, drafting and negotiating contracts, franchising, and border enforcement of intellectual property through U.S. Customs. She previously served as Senior Counsel for Sears Intellectual Property Management Company in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Professor Compton volunteers much of her time helping those underserved. Her commitments include being a Founding Member of the Fannie Lou Hamer Project, Board of Directors for the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, a volunteer attorney for the Protective Order Pro Bono Project and the Organizing Committee for the Circle City Classic. She was also a member of the inaugural class of the Indianapolis Bar Association's Bar Leaders Series and the Women's Fund, OPTIONS '03 class. Additionally, her memberships include Marion County Bar Association, where she is currently the President-Elect; National Bar Association, CLE committee; International Trademark Association; Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Committee; and, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Michael Flynn
Professor of Law
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Professor Flynn, a native of Seattle, Washington, teaches courses in personal injury law, including Torts, Medical Malpractice and Product Liability as well as courses in Consumer Protection Law and The Uniform Commercial Code. In addition, Professor Flynn help develop and has taught the Pre-Trial Practice class and teaches classes in Civil Procedure and lawyering skills including Trial Advocacy and Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation. Professor Flynn also created and teaches courses in the Masters in Health Law and Masters in Education Law online programs offered at the law school. Professor Flynn created and is the director of the only Personal Injury Litigation Clinic offered by any law school and is the director of the Consumer Protection Clinic as well. Professor Flynn is a graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law and is the chair of the Consumer Protection Board for Broward County and a member of the Broward County Justice Association, The American Justice Association, the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar and is licensed to practice in both the state and federal courts in Washington State and Florida. Professor Flynn is a faculty member and program director for NITA, The National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and a frequent presenter at professional conferences and symposiums. Professor Flynn has authored more than 40 publications and is co-author of two editions of the book The Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing.

Theresa Radwan
Professor of Law

Stetson University College of Law

Professor Radwan teaches primarily in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial law. She serves as an advisor to the Duberstein bankruptcy moot court team. In addition, she is the faculty coordinator of the In-House Counsel Internship and the Bankruptcy Judicial Internship. She was awarded the University's Teaching Excellence Award in 2004 and the Homer & Dolly Hand Award for Excellence in Faculty Research in 2007.

Professor Radwan attended the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, where she served as an articles editor of the Bill of Rights Journal and a research editor of the Moot Court Board. She was inducted into Order of the Coif. Professor Radwan practiced with the firm of Thompson, Hine & Flory LLP in Cleveland, Ohio, and also taught advocacy at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Prior to joining the Stetson faculty, she served as a legal research and writing instructor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.