2011 EATS Instructors
Our presenters and instructors are nationally recognized outstanding advocacy teachers taken from the very best that the bench, the bar and the academy have to offer.
|Jude D. Bourque
Professor Todd Bruno
Professor Brooke Bowman
Professor Lee A. Coppock
Associate Dean Catherine Dunham
Honorable David Erikson
Professor Louis V. Fasulo
Professor Kelly Feeley
Professor Roberta K. Flowers
Honorable Christina Habas
Professor Peter Hoffman
Professor Maureen Howard
Professor Amelia Joiner
Solicitor Advocate Gillian More
Professor Eddie Ohlbaum
Professor Charles H. Rose III
Professor Nancy Schulz
Professor Hugh Selby
JUDE D. BOURQUE
Assistant Attorney General
Louisiana Department of Justice
Jude D. Bourque is an assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice in Louisiana. He specializes in medical malpractice defense. He graduated with honors from Tulane Law School after serving on the Maritime Law Review, Moot Court Board and winning the Appellate Moot Court competition. He graduated with honors from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette in 1983.
Bourque has taught trial advocacy and given numerous CLE presentations since 1989. He has served on many civic organizations including the Baton Rouge Kiwanis Club. He was a distinguished president, distinguished lieutenant governor and a chair of the Youth Service Committee. Mr. Bourque has completed over 25 triathlons, the Marine Corp and New York City Marathons and four half marathons. He chaired the Southern Masters Swimming (2001-2003) and completed four 10K swims. Bourque can be seen as an extra in "The Pelican Brief," "Interview with a Vampire," "The Client" and the Susan Lucci TV movie "French Silk." He was also an extra on the "A Vote for Debra" episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond."
BROOKE J. BOWMAN
Associate Professor of Legal Skills
Stetson University College of Law
Brooke J. Bowman joined the faculty in the fall of 2002 and teaches Research and Writing I and II, Advanced Legal Research, and Legal Drafting classes. She is a faculty advisor to the Legal Writing Clinic and the coordinator of the Scholarly Writing Series. Professor Bowman earned her bachelor's degree in accounting at Indiana University, Bloomington, where she was a scholar-athlete. Following graduation, she was a management team member for The Disney Stores in Illinois and Florida. She graduated with honors from Stetson University College of Law. While a student at Stetson, Professor Bowman was an articles and symposia editor and the managing editor of the Stetson Law Review and served as a student co-director of the Legal Writing Clinic. Professor Bowman also earned her master's degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Professor Bowman is the co-director of Stetson's International Environmental Moot Court Competition and a competition committee member for Stetson's National Pretrial Competition. She serves as a volunteer brief evaluator for a number of national moot court competitions and has been a volunteer screening evaluator for the Scribes Best Brief Award for the past five years. In addition, she coaches three of Stetson's moot court teams, including the first place team at the 28th Annual John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law in October 2009. After serving as an assistant editor for the Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute for two years, she was elected to the journal's editorial board and is currently serving a second term as the journal's managing editor. She also serves on the board of managing editors for the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy. She oversees the Legal Writing Institute archives project and has been an editor of numerous law review articles and books. She is a co-author of a practice book to accompany the 4th edition of the ALWD Citation Manual.
Director of Legal Reserach, Analysis and Writing
Charleston School of Law
Todd Bruno is the director of Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing at the Charleston School of Law. In addition to teaching Legal Writing, he serves as the faculty advisor to the Charleston Law Trial Advocacy teams. He also taught and administered lawyering skills courses and programs at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center for nine years before his arrival in Charleston. While at LSU, Bruno helped develop the advocacy program and was named the school's first Director of Advocacy in 2006. Bruno also served as LSU's first Director of Externships in the brand new Clinical Legal Education program that started in 2008. In addition to helping create the overall program, Bruno developed and taught two externship courses, one for judicial externs and one for State Government externs.
During his tenure as director of advocacy, LSU teams rose to national championship status, including first place finishes at the International Criminal Court Moot, the National Environmental Law Moot, the National Tax Moot Court, and the ABA Law Student Tax Challenge. In 2009, based on this success, LSU was invited to participate in the prestigious Moot Court National Championship hosted by the University of Houston Law School. Most notably, he considers a trip to Stetson Law's inaugural National Pretrial Advocacy Competition in 2008 his proudest moment as a coach. The team Bruno coached won First Place and his students also won all four individual advocacy awards given at the Competition that year.
LEE A. COPPOCK
Trial Advocacy Fellow
Stetson University College of Law
Lee A. Coppock is the trial advocacy fellow for Stetson University College of Law. In addition to teaching courses, he is responsible for Stetson's nationally-recognized trial team. Lee graduated from the University of South Florida with honors in 1994 and from Stetson with a J.D. in 1996 also with honors. After being admitted to Florida's Bar, he practiced in Orlando at the firm of Fisher, Rushmer, et. al., and then at Paul and Coppock, P.A., before returning as a visiting professor to Stetson Law in August 2004. As a student member of Stetson's trial team, he was recognized as the Best Advocate in both state and national competitions and was a national champion at the Association of American Trial Lawyers competition in 1996.
CATHERINE ROSS DUNHAM
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
Elon University School of Law
Catherine Ross Dunham is associate dean of academic affairs and professor of law at the Elon University School of Law. Prior to joining the faculty at Elon, Professor Dunham compiled and analyzed research exploring social psychology and legal education at the University of Virginia School of Law. In addition to authoring publications in the area of legal education, Dunham's scholarly publications include works examining aspects of procedural law and gender equality. At Elon, Dunham teaches Civil Procedure, Evidence, Pre-trial Litigation, Trial Practice and other courses in the trial practice program. Dunham also serves on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and teaches in regional and national advocacy programs. Dunham previously served as director of the legal research and writing program and assistant professor of law at Campbell University School of Law. She also served as a law clerk to Judge Sidney S. Eagles Jr., at the North Carolina Court of Appeals before practicing law, representing clients in trial and appellate litigation in both state and federal courts. In 2003, Dunham received the American Bar Association's E. Smythe Gambrell Award for teaching professionalism. Dunham has a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a juris doctor from Campbell University and a master of laws from the University of Virginia School of Law.
HON. DAVID A. ERICKSON
Senior Instructor and Associate Director of the Trial Advocacy Program
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Judge David A. Erickson teaches evidence, criminal procedure and trial advocacy. He began teaching at Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1983 as an adjunct professor. In September 2006, he joined the full-time faculty as a senior lecturer and associate director of the school's nationally recognized Trial Advocacy Program. Under Judge Erickson's direction, Chicago-Kent teams have won numerous regional and national trial advocacy competitions.
In 2007, Judge Erickson coached the second Chicago-Kent team to win the National Trial Competition, which is recognized as the national title among law schools. Judge Erickson also coached the first Chicago-Kent team to win the national title in 1988.
Before joining the bench, Judge Erickson started his career as a prosecutor in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. From 1977-1983, he supervised units that prosecuted defendants accused of gang crimes, white collar crimes and other felonies. During that period, he tried more than 100 jury cases to verdict. In 1984, he left for private practice, concentrating in medical malpractice defense. In 1988, he was appointed to the bench and served for the next nine years as a felony trial court judge and as supervising judge in the criminal courts.
In 1996, he left the bench when he was appointed first assistant state's attorney of Cook County. For the next five years, he managed a staff of more than 1,000 attorneys, overseeing the nation's second largest prosecutor's office. During his tenure, Judge Erickson created a Domestic Violence Division and a Community Prosecution Unit, while increasing the office's focus on hate crimes, crimes against children and violent crimes. In 2001, he went back to the bench, sitting at the Juvenile Justice Center as an acting-presiding and trial judge. In 2005, he was appointed to the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, where he served until his retirement.
Currently, in addition to teaching and coaching, Judge Erickson is a consultant to the Department of Law and Civil Rights Litigation of the city of Chicago's Corporation Counsel's office, the Chicago Police Department and the University of Chicago Hospitals.
Judge Erickson earned his B.A. degree in political science from Northern Illinois University and his J.D. degree from the John Marshall Law School. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker for the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and American Bar Association. He has been a faculty member of the National Judicial College, the University of Nevada, and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, DePaul University School of Law, The John Marshall Law School and the American College of Trial Lawyers.
LOUIS V. FASULO
Fasulo, Shalley and DiMaggio
Louis V. Fasulo has over 25 years of experience in courts in all jurisdictions. Fasulo brins great insight to all types of cases. He has an accomplished and successful trial record, and has gained the respect of his fellow colleagues, advasaries and the courts. Fasulo has taken over 100 trials to verdict. In addition, to teaching at Fordham Law School and Saint John's Law School he currently directs and teaches the Trial Advocacy Moot Court Program at Pace Law School. His trial experience includes such high powered trials such as Organized Crime Cases such as the case of U.S. v. Anthony Colombo, Arms Trafficking, White Collar, Narcotics Offenses, DWI/DUI and many others in both the State and Federal Court systems.
KELLY M. FEELEY
Associate Professor of Legal Skills
Stetson University College of Law
Professor Kelly M. Feeley joined the Stetson faculty in 2000 and teaches Research and Writing and Interviewing and Counseling. Since 2001, she has been an integral part of Stetson's national award-winning advocacy program as the faculty advisor of Stetson's Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Board, which consists of the arbitration, client counseling, mediation, and negotiation competition teams. As a co-coach of the arbitration teams, she has helped the teams capture a national championship, two national finalist titles, and three regional wins. At the last three regionals, her two Stetson teams met in the final round all three times, and this past year, her two Stetson teams were dual regional champions. She has coached Stetson's Environmental Negotiation Teams to two national championships, two national finals, and seven semi-finals. She has also coached or co-coached the mediation teams to the national semifinals and two regional championships.
Professor Feeley lectures on both advocacy and research and writing, speaking on Negotiating and Mediating in a Global Environment at the Global Legal Skills Conference at Georgetown in summer 2009 and Teaching Interviewing, Counseling and Other Practice Skills in Particular Contexts at the UCLA School of Law and Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School's Pedagogy of Interviewing and Counseling II Conference in fall 2009. She has made short lectures available on interviewing, counseling, and negotiation through Stetson's Advocacy Center's Resource Center and has participated in several videos on elder law ethics that have been used nationwide. She has also been interviewed several times on television for her expertise on nonverbal communication and civil litigation.
Professor Feeley graduated summa cum laude from Florida State University in 1992 with a degree in communication studies. She is a 1995 graduate of Stetson University College of Law where she was a member of both the Mock Trial Team and the Moot Court Board and was named to the Order of Barristers. From 1995 until August 2000, she handled all pre-litigation, litigation, and appellate matters in the area of personal injury law as an associate with DeBerg & Associates in St. Petersburg.
Professor Feeley is currently the St. Petersburg Bar Association liaison for Stetson and previously served on the St. Petersburg Bar executive committee from 2007-2009. She was a member of the Community Law Program Board from 2004-2009; served on the American Bar Association Law Student Division Competitions Subcommittee from 2003-2009; and served as co-president of the Barney Masterson Inn of Court in 2005-2006.
ROBERTA K. FLOWERS
Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law
Professor Flowers began her career in 1984 as a deputy district attorney for the Eighteenth Judicial District of Colorado, where she served as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division. In 1989, she was appointed assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of Florida. As an assistant U.S. attorney, Professor Flowers served as a criminal trial lawyer in the major crimes and political corruption units. Professor Flowers is a member of the Colorado and Florida Bars, The Florida Bar Ethics Committee and Order of the Coif. At Stetson, Professor Flowers teaches Trial Advocacy, Evidence and Criminal Procedure.
CHRISTINA M. HABAS
Criminal Division, Second Judicial District
Judge Christina M. Habas is currently assigned to the Criminal Division in the Second Judicial District. She was appointed by Governor Bill Owens to the bench in December, 2003. At that time, she was a shareholder in the law firm of Bruno, Bruno & Colin, P.C. She currently serves on the Judicial Ethics Advisory Board and the Committee on the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure. While at Bruno, Bruno & Colin, P.C., she specialized in the representation of law enforcement personnel. She provided services in civil rights litigation, administrative and disciplinary matters and criminal defense. She also provided representation in employment matters, for both plaintiffs and defendants. In addition to her representation of law enforcement personnel, she also represented the University of Colorado.
Before joining that firm, she was a shareholder in the firm of Watson, Nathan & Bremer, P.C. She began her legal career with that firm, starting as a receptionist when she attended the University of Denver College of Law. When she graduated with her J.D., she was hired as an associate in that firm, and then joined as a shareholder in 1983. She stayed there until 1998. During her tenure with that firm, she primarily represented defendants in civil matters, including many municipalities, counties, school districts and business throughout the State of Colorado. Her practice included personal injury, commercial litigation, insurance matters, civil rights and employment.
She has also taught with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy since 1991. She has been a Team Leader for the Rocky Mountain Regional Program, and also many specialty programs. She has taught at Tribal Teacher Training, Baker & MacKenzie Advocacy Skills and I.R.S. Fast-Track Mediation, Motions Programs for Orrick Herrington, Foley Lardner and Howrey, as well as specialty programs for Child Advocates, Tribal Advocates and Legal Services Attorneys. She has worked on both the First and Second Christopher Miranda Advocacy Programs, in honor of Chris Miranda. She has also coached the University of Denver College of Law TYLD Mock Trial Program, and has been an adjunct professor teaching Advanced Trial Practice, and taught at Trial Advocacy programs at Drake University and Washburn University Law School. She has served as Co-Coach of the Aurora Central High School Mock Trial Program for several years, and teams from that High School placed second and third in the State Mock Trial Competition in 2009. She has presented at the American Bar Association TechShow since 2005, has been interviewed by E-Discovery Advisor and profiled in Law Practice magazine, and appeared in the American Bar Association Journal on issues involving technology in the courts. She is a National Board Member for the Colorado Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a group dedicated to the preservation of civil jury trials, having served previously as President of that Chapter. She is also currently Membership Chair. She is currently serving on the Judicial Ethics Advisory Board, and the Chief Justice's Special Commission on the Improvement of the Legal Profession. She has also lectured in the areas of Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Employment Law, Womens Issues and Governmental Immunity to various groups, as well as Case Management for Judicial Orientation for Colorado Judges. She is currently serving as a Mentor Judge for District Court Judges in the State of Colorado.
BAI International Advisory Committee on Advocacy
Professor Hoffman received his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1971 (cum laude) and his B.S. from Michigan State University in 1968 (high honors). Following graduation, he practiced in Chicago before entering law teaching full time in 1974. Professor Hoffman's area of teaching and writing is lawyering skills, particularly litigation and advocacy skills. He has taught in over 150 CLE litigation related courses in 30 states and territories and 11 foreign countries. In his distant past, Professor Hoffman also served as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau.
MAUREEN A. HOWARD
Assistant Professor of Law
Director, Trial Advocacy
University of Washington School of Law
Professor Maureen A. Howard was named director of the UW Trial Advocacy Program as an assistant professor of law in 2005. She was also appointed an adjunct assistant professor of the Hong Kong University Law Faculty in 2008. Professor Howard was named the director of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy's Northwest Regional Trial Skills program in 2008. She joined the UW law school as an adjunct professor in 1997 and became interim director of the Trial Advocacy Program in 2002. Her research and teaching interests include trial advocacy, civil procedure, evidence, and criminal law. Professor Howard began her career as a civil litigator in Seattle with the law firm of Stoel Rives LLP, where she concentrated her practice in commercial and employment law. After twelve years, she moved to the King County Prosecutor's Office where she tried criminal felony cases. She later became a judge pro tempore for King County, presiding over both civil and criminal trials, until joining the faculty full-time. Professor Howard has taught trial advocacy for over fifteen years: in addition to teaching at the UW School of Law, she has taught trial skills at Emory University and Loyola University law schools. She has also taught at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) programs at Stanford University, University of San Francisco, William Mitchell College of Law, Seattle University, and in San Diego, as well as at the NITA national program at University of Colorado. In 2010, she traveled to Africa to teach at the University of Nairobi Kenya School of Law, and in 2006, she traveled to Dublin, Ireland at the request of the Department of Public Prosecutions to train prosecutors for the country. Professor Howard serves on the Washington Pattern Jury Instruction Committee and the Executive Committee for the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court. She also coaches several Washington state high school mock trial teams for state and national competitions. In addition to her formal teaching, Professor Howard writes and speaks nationally on the art of trial advocacy and has appeared on several television programs as a legal commentator. Professor Howard is admitted to practice in Washington and California.
AMELIA MICHELE JOINER
Assistant Professor of Law
Duquesne University School of Law
Assistant Professor Amelia Michele Joiner graduated from the Duquesne University School of Law cum laude, where she served on Law Review and on the Trial Moot Court Team. Professor Joiner is a member of the Louis L. Manderino Honor Society for Distinguished Achievement in Moot Court Competition. She graduated with a B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the law school faculty full-time, Professor Joiner was an adjunct professor in trial advocacy. She was a clerk for the Honorable Joy Flowers Conti of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Professor Joiner was a litigation associate with two of the largest firms in the country, Reed Smith LLP, and K&L Gates LLP. Professor Joiner teaches contracts and trial advocacy.
Communication Arts for the Professional
Joshua Karton is president of the Los Angeles firm Communication Arts for the Professional, which specializes solely in teaching litigators practical, proven comfortable methods for applying the personal communication skills, strategies and techniques of theatre/film/television to the art of advocacy. Along with Paul Luvera, Karton has served for several years as a regular faculty member of the annual Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College held in Wyoming.
Karton's television writing and acting credits range from "Forever Fernwood" to "Beverly Hills 90210." Having trained as an actor at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre, he returned there to teach after writing/directing the film and video exhibits of Theatrical Evolution, winner of the New York Drama Desk Award.
He serves on the faculties of the University of Southern California's School of Theatre, Loyola Law School and California Western School of Law. He is the editor/creator of Bantam Books' Film Scenes for Actors series.
His acting students include recipients of Oscar™ and Emmy™ awards. As the former director of Education and co-creator of the Applied Theatre Techniques Workshops™, Karton developed its unique step-by-step system for transforming courtroom presentation into persuasion. He has designed and conducted trial advocacy programs for ATLA, JAG Corps, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, NITA, ABA, and many trial lawyers' associations and law schools.
Professor of Law
Director of Trial Advocacy and Clinical Legal Education
Temple Law School
Eddie Ohlbaum is a trial lawyer and professor of law and director of the Trial Advocacy and Clinical Legal Education program at Temple Law School, where he teaches courses in Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Criminal Law, and Professional Responsibility. He is a member of the coaching team of the school's national championship mock trial team and developed Temple's unique LL.M. in Trial Advocacy program. In 1997, he was awarded the Roscoe Pound's Richard S. Jacobson Award, given annually to one professor for "demonstrated excellence in teaching trial advocacy." His publications include three books, Ohlbaum on the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence (Matthew Bender, 3d ed., 2000), Courtroom Evidence: A Teaching Commentary and its Supplement of Courtroom Vignettes (with Graham) (NITA 1997), and the Pennsylvania Benchbook for Criminal Proceedings (with Temin and Struttin)(AOPC, 3d edit., 1999). During the 1999 spring semester, Professor Ohlbaum served as the Hugh C. Culverhouse Visiting Professor of Law at Stetson. After earning his B.A. at Wesleyan University and J.D. at Temple Law School, he served as a trial lawyer with the Defender Association of Philadelphia from 1976-1983.
CHARLES H. ROSE III
Associate Professor of Law and Director, Center for Excellence in Advocacy
Stetson University College of Law
Professor Charles H. Rose III joined the Stetson faculty in 2004, upon his retirement from active duty service in the United States Army. While on active duty, he served as a linguist, intelligence analyst, intelligence officer, and judge advocate general. As a judge advocate, Professor Rose's practice included international law, the law of war, federal torts, administrative law and criminal justice.
Professor Rose currently teaches evidence, trial advocacy, professional responsibility and federal criminal procedure. He is a noted legal analyst, appearing on local and national news media, to include Court TV and "The O'Reilly Factor." He also provides legal commentary, both nationally and internationally, on issues as diverse as the legal impact of the war on terror, criminal justice in America, and the skill, science and art of advocacy. Professor Rose has recently published the well-received "Fundamental Trial Advocacy" with West Thomson and the recently released "Military Crimes and Defenses" with Lexis Nexis. He is currently working on the companion text to "Fundamental Trial Advocacy" titled "Fundamental Pretrial Advocacy: A Strategic Guide to Effective Litigation" with his co-author, Professor Jim Underwood, from Baylor Law School. His recent Law Review articles have focused on evidentiary issues, specifically the impact and potential use of recidivism data in drafting effective evidentiary rules to deal with sexual predators.
Professor Rose is a nationally recognized advocacy teacher who has taught advocacy for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), the University of Notre Dame and the United States Army. His NITA experiences include three years as an instructor in their highly regarded "Train the Trainer" program conducted at Harvard Law School. He also teaches in their public service programs and has served as a member of in-house training teams for Little Mendelson, the New York Stock Exchange and State Farm Insurance.
Professor Rose lectures nationwide on a variety of subjects and is available for commentary to outside organizations on an individually requested basis. His primary areas of scholarly interest are focused on the effective development of advocacy persuasion techniques during pre-trial, trial and appellate presentations, the federal rules of evidence, the intersection of criminal law and the law of war as it relates to the war on terror.
Professor of Law
Chapman University School of Law
Nancy Schultz earned her undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Wisconsin. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation from law school, Professor Schultz practiced with two of the largest law firms in Philadelphia, then went into general practice for a year. She taught legal writing at the Villanova University Law School for three years, then became director of legal research and writing at the George Washington University Law School, where she remained for seven years before moving to Chapman University School of Law. Professor Schultz coaches teams for interscholastic competitions in trial and appellate advocacy, negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and client counseling. Professor Schultz has served on the ABA-Law Student Division Competitions Committee, and currently serves on the International Client Counseling Competition Committee and the International Negotiation Competition Committee. She also chairs the International Law Student Mediation Tournament. Professor Schultz has co-authored three texts in the research and writing field, and has spoken at national and international gatherings of legal writing professionals and other legal educators. She has also authored three articles on legal education and lectured on that subject at the JAG School in Charlottesville, Va.
The Australian National University
Hugh Selby teaches and writes about court craft (a range of techniques that are useful to advocates and witnesses in our courts and tribunals). He trains experienced lawyers and expert witnesses, police, and law students, drawing upon teaching skills developed here and in the USA. Hugh has written about the law that affects expert witnesses, principles of advocacy and pleading, appellate practice, coronial law and practice, contemporary issues in the law, and industrial law. His current interests include explaining aspects of our trial system to lay people, encouraging a more critical approach to our trial procedures, and a book in preparation about the work of Justice Michael Kirby. His most recent publications are "Appealing to the Future," Thomson Reuters, and "Appellate Practice," Federation Press.