Week 1: June 6-9, 2022

The World at Stake!: International Environmental Law and Adjudication (1 credit)

INSTRUCTOR: Paul Boudreaux, Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida

Paul Boudreaux teaches and writes on topics of law and geography, including land use law, environmental law, natural resources law, and property. Areas of interest include suburban sprawl, urban redevelopment, endangered species protection, and water quality.

His book The Housing Bias explored the effects of exclusionary zoning against low-cost housing. He founded and wrote the Land Use Prof Blog from 2006 to 2009. He is currently working on a book about the role of the suburbs in modern America.

Professor Boudreaux is editor of the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, which has published articles from scholars across the world for more than 20 years. He advises national and local environmental groups.

After clerking for the late Judge George Revercomb of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, he worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he litigated civil cases in federal courts across the nation for more than a decade.

He served as Stetson's Highbaugh Chair from 2008-2010.

Week 2: June 13-16, 2022

Global Income and Wealth Inequality (1 credit)

INSTRUCTOR: Phyllis Taite, Professor of Law, Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahome City, Oklahoma

Professor Taite teaches a combination of Federal Income Tax, Wills, Trusts & Estates, and Property-based courses. Her teaching package may also include Estate & Gift Tax, and seminar courses with an emphasis on income and wealth inequalities and other social justice issues. She has over 18 years of teaching experience and continues to teach with a passion that brings out excitement and interest to otherwise difficult subjects.

Professor Taite focuses her scholarship on leading issues in tax policy and social justice. Her articles are published in law reviews across the nation and most recently in the University of Florida Tax Review, University of South Carolina Law Review, and Pepperdine Law Review. Her contributions are timely and her articles have been cited by leading tax scholars. She is also a regular contributor to Jotwell and Tax Notes, a leading provider of tax news and analysis for the global community, and a new contributor to Tax Stringer.

Further, Professor Taite has served as a speaker, panelist, and commentator at a number of national conferences. Most recently, she has served as an invited speaker to the Florida Tax Institute, University of Florida, Levin College of Law Colloquium Series, ACTEC Florida Fellows Conference, the University of South Carolina Virtual Symposium on Taxation, Finance and Racial Justice, the Vermont Bar Association CLE on Tax and Social Justice, and the Philadelphia Bar Association CLE on the Intersection of Race and Taxes.

Furthermore, Professor Taite is committed to service. She serves on committees including the Legal Education Committee for the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee, Tax Section of the Florida Bar and previously served on the Florida Continuing Legal Education Committee and as a director of the Florida A&M University Foundation. She has memberships in numerous professional organizations including Academic Fellow of ACTEC, 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.

Prior to teaching, Professor Taite served eight years as a commissioned officer and attorney in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). As a JAG officer, she provided estate planning needs and tax assistance to soldiers and officers serving throughout the country and overseas.

Week 3: June 20-23, 2022 International Privacy in the 21st Century (1 credit)

INSTRUCTOR: Steve Friedland, Senior Scholar and Professor of Law at Elon University School of Law, Greensboro, North Carolina

Steve Friedland is a founding member of the law school faculty who taught at the law schools of the University of Georgia, Miami, Nova Southeastern and Georgia State before coming to Elon Law. In addition to law teaching, Friedland has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and as an Assistant Director of the Office of Legal Education in the Department of Justice.

Friedland is an accomplished scholar who has published articles in such journals as the Northwestern U. Law Journal, the Duke Law Journal (online), the Washington & Lee Law Review, and the Stanford Law & Policy Review. His books on Evidence Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure and Law School Teaching have been published by the West Publishing Company, Aspen Press, Lexis Publishing Company and Carolina Academic Press.

Friedland was elected to the American Law Institute, served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admission Council, and is a current member of the Lexis Advisory Board. He has won numerous teaching awards at several law schools over three decades and was named one of the best law teachers in America by the Harvard University Press book, What the Best Law Teachers Do. He is an internationally known speaker on legal education who has worked with the Japan Legal Foundation to develop law schools in Japan, and with Afghanistan, law schools to improve the rule of law in that country pursuant to a USAID initiative. He has lectured to thousands of students across the country preparing for the bar exam. Friedland holds a juris doctor degree with honors from Harvard Law School, as well as a Master of Law and doctor of the science of law degrees from Columbia University Law School, where he was a Dollard Fellow in Law, Medicine and Psychiatry.

Week 4: June 27-30, 2022

Comparative Immigration and Nationality Law (1 credit)

INSTRUCTOR: Scott Titshaw, Associate Professor of Law, Mercer University School of Law

Professor Titshaw teaches Property, Family Law, an Immigration Appeals Clinic, and seminars on Sexuality and the Law and Migration Problems and Policy. He has previously taught Immigration Practice, International Business Transactions, and Real Estate Transactions. Professor Titshaw has written extensively on immigration law, comparative law, and legal issues concerning sexual minorities. He was awarded a 2014-15 Fulbright-Schuman fellowship to complete research on these topics at the European University Institute (E.U.I.) in Florence, Italy, and at Leiden University Law School’s campus in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Prior to joining the faculty at Mercer, Professor Titshaw was an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia School of Law and practiced immigration and transactional law for twelve years with Arnall Golden Gregory LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. He also clerked with U.S. District Court Judge Adrian Duplantier in New Orleans, Louisiana, served as a legal translator with Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) in Karlsruhe, Germany, and worked as a visiting foreign attorney with Roedl & Partner GbR in Nuremberg, Germany.

Professor Titshaw earned a B.A. from Georgetown University, a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law, and an LL.M., magna cum laude, from the Universität Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany.