Faculty - The Hague, Netherlands
James A. Sheehan
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL
Professor James A. Sheehan is an alumnus of Stetson University College of Law, having graduated with honors in 1977. Since that time, he has been in private practice in the Tampa Bay area.
Professor Sheehan began his legal career with the City of Tampa where he served as an assistant city attorney from 1977-1981. After that, he was an insurance defense litigator for a couple of years before going to work doing general litigation for his old boss, Warren Cason, the former city attorney of the City of Tampa. In 1984, he started his own firm and has been a sole practitioner ever since, doing a variety of civil litigation, administrative law and appellate work in both state and federal courts.
About five years ago, he began a second career as a fiction writer. He has published two legal thrillers, The Mayor of Lexington Avenue and The Law of Second Chances, and has recently completed his third book, The Alligator Man, which has not yet gone to publication.
Instructor of Law, Director of Academic Achievement
Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, OK
Professor Foster specializes in preparing students to take the bar exam. He also manages the Academic Achievement department, providing programs to improve success in the classroom, on the bar exam, and in each students’ profession.
Prior to joining the law school, he was an associate at Fenton, Fenton, Smith, Reneau, and Moon where he practiced insurance defense. Professor Foster graduated summa cum laude from Oklahoma City University School of Law where he received numerous awards, including the School of Law’s Outstanding Graduate Award for Most Likely to Succeed.
Professor of Law
Elon University School of Law
Enrique Armijo, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Law, and an Affiliate Fellow of the Yale Law School Information Society Project, teaches and researches in the areas of the First Amendment, constitutional law, torts, administrative law, media and internet law, and international freedom of expression. Professor Armijo’s current scholarship addresses the interaction between new technologies and free speech. His scholarly work has recently appeared in the Boston College Law Review, the Washington and Lee Law Review, the North Carolina Law Review, the peer-reviewed Communication Law and Policy and Political Science Quarterly, and other journals. His work has been cited by the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Election Commission, and other agencies, and in testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. He also has provided advice on media and internet law reform to governments, stakeholders and NGOs located around the world, including in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Most recently, he has worked on media and communications reform projects in Myanmar (Burma) for the U.S. Department of State with Annenberg’s Center for Global Communications Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His commentaries on these and other topics have appeared on NPR's On the Media, Voice of America , WUNC-FM, and Bloomberg Law, and in print in the Charlotte Observer, the Raleigh News and Observer, and the Greensboro News and Record, as well as other outlets.
Prior to joining Elon Law, Armijo practiced with Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C., where he advised journalists, news organizations and trade associations on media law-related issues. As an appellate lawyer, Armijo briefed cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and briefed or argued cases in the federal and state courts of appeal. His appellate work included cases concerning broadcast indecency and the First Amendment (FCC v Fox Television Stations, S. Ct. 2011), Guantanamo detainees’ rights to habeas corpus (Boumediene v. Bush, S. Ct. 2008), and foreign sovereign immunity for cultural property (Odyssey Marine Exploration v. Spain, S. Ct. 2012).Before entering private practice, Armijo was a Visiting Scholar at the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. There he worked on international media law projects and comparative research on media ownership regulation in the U.S. and Europe.
Armijo clerked for the Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit after law school. He also worked as a law clerk at Brooks Pierce and Smith Moore (now Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP), both in Greensboro and Raleigh, NC. He earned a B.A. from the University of Florida, an M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina where he was Editor-in-Chief of the North Carolina Law Review.
Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University
Shepard Broad College of Law
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Professor of Law Mark Dobson has been a member of the Nova Southeastern University College of Law faculty since August 1980. Before coming to NSU, Professor Dobson spent three years teaching law at the University of North Dakota. While there, he re-vamped the law school's Trial Advocacy program which partially resulted in North Dakota receiving the prestigious Emil Gumpert Award from the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Professor Dobson started NSU Law's Trial Advocacy program in Spring 1981. Besides Trial Advocacy, he regularly teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence and Advanced Criminal Procedure. In the Winter semester, Professor Dobson is the professor in charge of NSU's Criminal Justice Clinic field placement program. He has also taught classes in Professional Responsibility, Advanced Trial Advocacy and Education Law at Nova.
Professor Dobson's practical experience is in both criminal and civil law. He has been a civil Legal Aid attorney in Wichita, Kansas and Philadelphia. As for criminal law, he has prosecuted in two counties in Kansas as well as both Miami and Palm Beach, Florida. He currently is assisting veterans secure increases in their VA Disability Benefits. He is licensed to practice in both Kansas and Florida.
Luz E. Nagle
Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law
Professor Luz E. Nagle specializes in international law, international criminal law, transborder criminal law, and national security law. Her career prior to teaching includes having confronted drug lords and political corruption as a young judge in Medellín, Colombia, practicing commercial and employment law with a large Colombian agribusiness, working as an undercover private investigator in Los Angeles, serving as a law clerk to the Supreme Court of Virginia, and pursuing software pirates as a member of Microsoft Corporation’s Latin America Copyright Enforcement Practice. She has lectured and presented at the College of William & Mary School of Law, the University of Florida Levin College of Law, the University of South Carolina Walker Institute of International and Area Studies, the University of Tampa Sykes College of Business, Eckerd College, the Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), ISISC—Instituto Superiore Internazionale di Scienze Criminali (Sicily), the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), EAFIT (Colombia), the Universidad del Magdalena (Colombia), the Universidad del Norte (Colombia), the Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia), the Universidade São Judas Tadeu Faculdade de Direito (Brazil), the Universidad de Granada (Spain), and the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain). Professor Nagle served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, during the Fall 2019 semester.
Professor Nagle is an El Centro Fellow of the Small Wars Foundation and an External Researcher in the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. She has participated in rule of law, judicial reform, anti-corruption/transborder crime, and hemispheric security projects sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Defense, Justice, State, and USAID throughout Latin America. Her past assignments include training Argentine judges and Colombian criminal law professors in accusatory criminal justice reform with the Department of Justice, addressing the deployment of land mines by illegal armed groups in Andean states with the U.S. Army’s Foreign Military Studies Office, and working with the Staff Judge Advocate’s Office of the U.S. Southern Command in training Colombian military commanders and staff judge advocates at the brigade and division levels in the application of international humanitarian law and coordinating humanitarian operations in conflict zones. She has engaged government officials, military commanders, journalists, and human rights advocates from more than seventy countries as a legal expert with the State Department’s Distinguished Foreign Visitor’s Program, and she has been a State Department consultant in Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, and Venezuela, including teaching international humanitarian law in the Diplomate Program in Security and Northern Border Development at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico. In 2018, Professor Nagle went to Ecuador as a U.S. State Department area expert to meet with the national legislature, prosecutors, and law enforcement agencies in efforts to strengthen transborder crime legislation and improve the mechanisms and protocols for foreign asset forfeitures and the recovery of proceeds of crime.
Professor Nagle has dedicated more than two decades of distinguished service to the International Bar Association, currently serving as a Trustee of the IBA’s Human Rights Institute Trust. She has served on the IBA Legal Practice Division Council, the Human Rights Institute Council, and was the Latin American Regional Forum Liaison Officer of the Access to Justice and Legal Aid. She is a past Co-Chair of the Criminal Law Section’s Sub-Committee on Violence against Women, and former Co-Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary of the IBA Criminal Law Section. Her special assignments include having served on task forces on terrorism, corruption, criminal justice reform, and as Vice Chair of the IBA President’s Task Force against Human Trafficking.