Faculty - Cayman Islands Fall Intersession Program

Resident Director:  Catherine Cameron
Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law

Professor Catherine Cameron teaches and researches in the areas of legal writing and media law. She has written several articles on media law and legal writing topics and has given presentations at national conferences on these topics as well. Professor Cameron has been a faculty advisor for the First Amendment Moot Court team and the ADR Board Negotiation team. She is also a faculty coordinator for the Florida Circuit Court (Trial) Internship.

Professor Cameron earned a bachelor's degree in journalism, a master's degree in mass communications, and a law degree from the University of Florida. She worked for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, a non-profit organization that specializes in media law issues in Washington, D.C., where she filed amicus briefs in high-profile cases affecting the media, including two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. She also spent several years working as a staff attorney for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit before joining Stetson's faculty.

Andrew Appleby
Assistant Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law

Professor Andrew Appleby focuses his teaching and scholarship on tax law. Professor Appleby currently teaches federal income tax courses. Professor Appleby has published in prominent law journals, concentrating primarily on state tax and sports tax issues. He has been featured in The New York Times and Bloomberg TV, discussing significant tax law developments.

Professor Appleby practiced tax law at leading law firms for nearly a decade. Most recently, he was special counsel in the tax group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s New York office. Professor Appleby was a partner in the tax group at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP’s New York office, and an associate in the corporate group at Alston & Bird LLP’s Atlanta office. He also taught advanced legal methods as a member of the New York Law School adjunct faculty. Prior to his legal career, Professor Appleby was an information technology and business consultant.

Professor Appleby earned an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, where he participated in the Graduate Tax Scholar fellowship program. He earned a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and a B.S. from Florida State University.

Lee Peoples
Frederick Charles Hicks Professor of Law, Director, Chickasaw Nation Law Library
Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma

Professor Peoples’ research and scholarship is focused on tort law and the intersection of law and technology. He has published articles, books, and book chapters on these topics. He served as the School of Law’s Interim Dean for the 2018 academic year. He founded the School’s Norick Municipal Law Research Clinic, the first of its kind in the nation. He is a co-founding editor of the Legal Information and Technology eJournal and is an editorial board member of Legal Information Review.

He teaches the Norick Municipal Law Research Clinic, advanced legal research classes and is a frequent lecturer in law school classes. Professor Peoples is active in professional organizations including the American Association of Law Libraries and Association of American Law Schools. He has served as president of the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries and the Mid-America Law Library Consortium.

Professor Peoples is active in his local community and currently serves as President of the Midtown Association and vice-chair of the City of Oklahoma City’s Urban Design Commission. He is a member of the Oklahoma City Business Improvement District Board and the Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission. Before joining the faculty, Professor Peoples practiced law in Oklahoma City. He is admitted to practice in the State of Oklahoma, Western District of Oklahoma, and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Rajiv Persad
Attorney at Law, Tutor, High Court Judge (Ag)
Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago

Rajiv Persad, is Head of Allum Chambers where he specializes in a wide array of litigation matters. As a practitioner he has featured as junior and lead counsel in many cases involving extradition constitutional law human rights, and judicial review as well as a significant number of capital and non capital criminal appeals.

Mr Persad has been called to the Bar in Antigua where he acted as Special Prosecutor for the Crown in the prosecution of persons charged with defrauding the Medical Benefits Scheme and in Grenada where he represented members of the Grenada 17 in their resentencing hearings.

He has during his career done temporary stints on the bench serving as a judge of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago (2009), Grenada (2013), St Vincent (2014) and the British Virgin Islands (2013 & 2018 and 2019).

Mr Persad has served on the Integrity Commission of Trinidad and Tobago as Deputy Chairman and is currently Vice President of the Law Association. He is also an associate Tutor at the Hugh Wooding Law School where he has taught courses in Criminal Procedure and the Law of Evidence, he has also lectured in Constitutional Law Criminal Contract and Tort for the London LLB external program and has also presented several papers for Judges and Magistrates at Seminars in Trinidad and the Eastern Caribbean.

He has also presented papers on Administration of Criminal Justice Issues as well as conducted training seminars for members of the Trinidad and Tobago Bar under the auspices of the Criminal Bar Association and Law Association as well as for members of specialized units of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and the Royal Grenada Police Service.

He is author of the chapter on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in “Taylor on Appeals” and has written papers in a number of local publications on topics ranging from Illegally Obtained Evidence, Oral Confessions and other Criminal Justice Issues.

Phyllis Taite
Professor of Law
Florida A&M University College of Law, Florida

Phyllis Taite is a tenured Professor of Law at Florida A&M University College of Law. She holds an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, and a J.D. from Florida State University College of Law and a B.S. from Florida A&M University. She teaches Wills and Estates, Trusts and Fiduciary Administration, Estate & Gift Tax, Federal Income Tax and other estates or tax-related courses. She has also taught, Property I and Property II, Partnership Taxation, Trial Practice, Torts, and Florida Constitutional Law. Prior to teaching, she practiced law for approximately eight years as a commissioned officer and attorney in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) where she provided estate planning needs to soldiers serving throughout the country and overseas.

Professor Taite focuses her scholarship on leading issues in tax policy. Her articles appear in law reviews across the nation and her articles have been cited by leading tax scholars. She has served as a speaker, panelist, and commentator at a number of national conferences. She has also served as the faculty advisor of the Volunteer Income Tax Program receiving several honors from the community and Internal Revenue Service. She is also a regular contributor to Tax Notes, a leading provider of tax news and analysis for the global community.

Professor Taite is also a community leader. She serves on numerous boards and committees including the FAMU Foundation, Board of Directors, Faculty Senate, and the Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Real Property and Probate Section of the Florida Bar, The Florida Bar, and the American Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the State Bar of Florida.