Faculty - Granada, Spain
Alan Joseph Bennett Professor of Law
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Marc Jonathan Blitz’s scholarship focuses on constitutional protection for freedom of thought and freedom of expression, privacy, and national security law – and especially on how of each of these areas of law applies to emerging technologies. He has written articles on how privacy and First Amendment law should apply to public video surveillance, biometric identification methods, virtual reality technology and library Internet systems.
As an attorney at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in Washington D.C., his work focused on telecommunications, privacy law, computer law, intellectual property, constitutional law and anti-terrorism security measures. While working in Washington, he was also one of the reporters for The Constitution Project’s Liberty and Security Initiative, and was one of the drafters of its Guidelines for Public Video Surveillance. Since 2006, he has also worked closely with the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) in Oklahoma City to organize symposia and other events on the legal framework for counterterrorism. He has frequently served as a television or radio commentator on constitutional law, privacy law and national security law, and has participated in panel discussions on these subjects held by the Department of Homeland Security and by The Constitution Project and Georgetown University Law Center.
He was voted Professor of the Year by the Merit Scholars at the Law School in 2007 and was also the recipient in 2007 of a Priddy fellowship in which he explored the use of art and technology in teaching.
He also has substantial experience in Alternative Dispute Resolution, having worked as an ombudsperson for the University of Chicago, an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau, and a mediator with the Center for Conflict Resolution and in United States Postal Service’s REDRESS program. Among the subjects he teaches at Oklahoma City University School of Law is Law of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
He has waited, across several reincarnations, for the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series.
Professor of Legal Skills
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.
Tommy Malone Distinguished Chair in Trial Advocacy and Director of Experiential Education
Mercer University School of Law
Timothy W. Floyd is Tommy Malone Distinguished Chair in Trial Advocacy and director of Experiential Education. His responsibilities in the Experiential Education Program include supervision of clinics, externships, trial practice, and other skills classes. He also teaches a variety of courses in criminal law and in legal ethics.
Floyd has published two books and is the author of numerous articles in the area of legal ethics, law and religion, and criminal law and the death penalty. He served as editor of the Faith and Law Symposium issue of the Texas Tech Law Review, and he is the co-editor of the book Can A Good Christian Be A Good Lawyer? Homilies, Witnesses, and Reflections. He is currently completing a book entitled Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross: Reflections on Justice, Mercy, and the Death Penalty.
Floyd’s service activities emphasize access to justice issues and lawyer professionalism. He is currently the chair of the State Bar of Georgia Access to Justice Committee, and he serves on the Advisory Board of the Georgia Justice Project. He was previously a member of the Supreme Court of Georgia Equal Justice Commission Civil Justice Committee, the National Advisory Committee of Equal Justice Works, and chair of the Advisory Board of the Georgia Council for Restorative Justice. He was on original member of the Supreme Court of Texas Access to Justice Commission, he chaired the Supreme Court of Texas Lawyer Grievance Oversight Committee, and he was one of the principal drafters of the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure.
Floyd has a particular interest in the law, policy, and morality of the death penalty. He has represented several defendants in death penalty cases, including Louis Jones, Jr., the first person convicted under the Federal Death Penalty Act of 1994. Floyd’s representation in that case included an appearance in the United States Supreme Court and a petition for executive clemency to the President. He served on the Georgia Assessment Team of the ABA’s Death Penalty Moratorium Project.
He received B.A and M.A. from Emory University and his J.D from the University of Georgia, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Georgia Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for Judge Phyllis Kravitch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and practiced law with Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. He began his career in legal education in 1982 at the University of Georgia School of Law, as associate director and then Director of the Legal Aid Clinic. He was on the faculty of Texas Tech University School of Law from 1989 to 2004, becoming the J. Hadley Edgar Professor of Law and co-director of Clinical Programs.
Associate Professor of Law
Charleston School of Law
Kristin Balding Gutting joined the faculty of the Charleston School of Law in 2007.
Upon graduating from the Levin College of Law, Gutting received the Richard B. Stephens Award, given to the most outstanding student in the LL.M. program, as determined by the University of Florida Levin College of Law tax faculty.
Prior to her work in academia, Gutting served as an associate in the area of tax law at Sutherland Asbill and Brennen, and at Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams and Martin, working in the tax controversy and state and local tax groups. She was an international tax senior consultant for Deloitte in McLean, Va., from 2001 to 2003.
Before joining the Charleston School of Law, Gutting taught basic federal income tax law, tax research, partnership tax and a tax seminar at the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.