Darryl Wilson calls guitar trademark suit ‘an interesting case’

By Sean Kinane88.5 WMNFDec. 26, 2019 Excerpt Associate Dean Darryl Wilson One of the most famous guitar manufacturers in the world is suing a much smaller company that makes guitars in Tampa; Gibson is suing Tampa’s Armadillo Enterprises, which makes guitars under the Dean and Luna brands. Gibson says three Dean or Luna guitars violate its trademarks. Law professor Darryl Wilson, an associate dean at … » Read more

Business travel, coronavirus and workers comp – Jason Bent weighs in

By Jeff John RobertsFortuneFeb. 12, 2020 Professor Jason Bent Excerpt The short answer, according to legal experts, is that workers can’t cite the coronavirus outbreak as a reason not to carry out their ordinary duties—including duties that involve general travel. While a federal law called the Occupational Safety and Health Act offers some protection to workers who refuse to work in the face of danger,… » Read more

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy talks Michael Bloomberg and self-financed presidential candidates

By HuffPostHuffPost NewsDec. 9, 2019 Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy Excerpt Stetson University College of Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy said Michael Bloomberg won’t have to raise money for his presidential bid, unlike most other candidates. “He is a true billionaire. He actually has the money if he wants to go, you know, if he wants to spend half a billion dollars on a presidential run, he probably… » Read more

Anne E. Mullins explores use of metacognition in teaching

Associate Professor Anne E. Mullins. Law Professor Anne E. Mullins published Meta is Better in the North Dakota Law Review (94 N.D. L. Rev 325 (2019). The article, divided into two parts, builds from the article Learning Intentionally and the Metacognitive Task by Professor Alleva and co-author Professor Jennifer Gundlach. Part I explores the core teaching and learning challenges Professors Alleva and Gundlach identified in… » Read more

Cynthia Hawkins provides overview of child support and enforcement in new book

Professor Cynthia G. Hawkins Cynthia G. Hawkins authored The Child Support Enforcement Handbook, published by Cognella Academic Publishing in 2019. Details from the publisher The Child Support Enforcement Handbook provides students with an historical overview of child support and enforcement, including relevant federal and state legislative and statutory schemes. Decades of state and federal legislation, and their varying impacts, are presented to help readers decode this… » Read more

Kirsten K. Davis discusses use of reading groups for legal writing scholars

Dr. Kirsten K. Davis Dr. Kirsten K. Davis, Director of the Institute for Advancement of Legal Communication, published Reading Legal Writing Together: Reading Groups Can Build the Disciplinary Community of Legal Writing Scholars in Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute. The essay describes how a reading group of scholars can help develop community in a scholarly discipline. About Kirsten Davis Kirsten Davis… » Read more

Royal Gardner’s research for Supreme Court amici brief featured in science journal

Professor Royal C. Gardner Royal C. Gardner, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, was the lead author of Advocating for Science: Amici Curiae Brief of Wetland and Water Scientists in Support of the Clean Water Rule, which appeared in the June 2019 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Wetlands. Co-authors of the article, which has more than 1,100 downloads,… » Read more

Jason Palmer examines the role of positive emotional intelligence in protecting disenfranchised and minority groups

Professor Jason Palmer Law Professor Jason Palmer wrote Emotional Intelligence and Homophobia for the Wake Forest Law Review in a symposium issue on Cognitive Emotion and the Law in fall 2019.  According to the abstract Emotional intelligence dictates that individuals react in a certain way because they are wired to respond emotionally to certain triggers. These emotional triggers can be either positive or negative. Those… » Read more

Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy assesses the Roberts Supreme Court’s definition of corruption

Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote Deregulating Corruption for the Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2019. According to the abstract The Roberts Supreme Court has, or to be more precise the five most conservative members of the Roberts Court have, spent the last twelve years branding and rebranding the meaning of the word “corruption” both in campaign finance cases and in… » Read more

Associate Dean Jason Bent examines algorithmic affirmative action in law journal article

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jason Bent Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law Jason R. Bent’s article Is Algorithmic Affirmative Action Legal? was selected for publication in the Georgetown Law Journal and won the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Call for Papers contest. Bent also presented the article at the annual SEALS conference in Boca Raton, Fla. According to the abstract… » Read more