THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW

THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONALUNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW

Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall

11200 S. W. 8th Street

Miami, Florida33199

Telephone: (305) 348-1777

Fax: (305) 348-1159

 

The Florida International University College of Law is a state supported law school, fully accredited by the American Bar Association.

 

Located in Miami, the FIU College of Law is the first and only public law school in SouthFlorida, a fast growing region in the nation's fourth most populous state. It offers both a full-time day program and a part-time evening program.

 

The Collegeof Law has appointed a diverse faculty of outstanding teachers and scholars. They earned their undergraduate, law and other advanced degrees from many of the most distinguished institutions in the country, and have broad practice experience in private firms and government service. Most are experienced law teachers who came to FIU from leading law schools across the country with proven records as talented and dedicated classroom teachers, and as prominent scholars with national reputations in their fields of research. The College of Law boasts a low student faculty ration that provides students ready access to this extraordinary faculty.

 

The law school has attracted a truly diverse and highly qualified student body. Even before it attained ABA accreditation, it had enrolled a student body with credentials, as measured by LSAT score and undergraduate grade point average that place it in the top half of the ten law schools in Florida. Reflecting the diversity of Miami and South Florida, the student body is "majority minority," with a plurality of Hispanic students. In its first foray into national moot court competition, the Annual Weschler First Amendment Moot Court Competition, FIU won the runner-up trophy. In its second competition, sponsored by the Florida Bar for all Florida law schools, a FIU moot court team captured the best brief award.

 

The Collegeof Law offers a curriculum that prepares students for ethical and effective practice of law in an increasingly global and multicultural world. The curriculum includes a full and faithful presentation of the Courses traditionally offered at nearly all U.S. law schools. In addition, building on the parent university's distinction in its international programs, the curriculum incorporates important developments in the globalization of both public and private law. The academic program takes a pervasive approach to international and comparative law, incorporating these perspectives into all domestic law classes, and includes a required introductory course and a rich array of upper level electives in international, transnational and comparative law. Recognizing the importance of a solid grounding in the skills and values of the profession, the College of Law curriculum further provides students with extensive, rigorous legal research and writing experiences, introduces other lawyering skills such as counseling and negotiation, and introduces the important professional values of civility and ethical practice. Service to the profession and community is also a central part of the law school's program of legal education. Students must satisfy a community service requirement, and the curriculum includes multiple clinical legal education programs in which students represent indigent clients.

 

The College of Law's parent institution, Florida International University, is the state's major university in South Florida. Founded only 37 years ago, FIU has a student body of more than 39,000 and an operating budget of more than $250 million. It has over 1000+ full-time faculty and 135,000 alumni. Fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Universities, the University offers more than 200 baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree programs in 17 colleges and schools. FIU is one of five universities in Florida with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, which FIU achieved more quickly than any other university. It is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Doctoral/Research University Extensive, the highest and most comprehensive ranking in its classification system. FIU's research programs attracted over $101 million in external support in the last academic year. The quality of FIU's programs have been acknowledged in its ranking among America's top 100 national public universities (U.S. News & World Report) and as a top value in public higher education (Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine).

 


Dean:

R. Alexander Acosta (305) 348-1777

 

Associate Dean(s):

José Gabilondo, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Associate Professor of Law (305) 348-1118

Michelle D. Mason, Associate Dean for Admissions

and Student Services (305) 348-2444

Joĕlle Anne Moreno, Associate Dean for Research

and Faculty Development and Professor of Law (305) 348-1152

 

Assistant Dean:

M. Michele Anglade, Assistant Dean for Academic Support Programs (305) 348-0009

 

Admissions and Financial Aid:

Alma O. Miro, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid (305) 348-8006

 

Information Resources:

Frantz Pierre, Director of Information Technology (305) 348-1127

 

Library:

Janet Reinke, Interim Associate Dean for Information Resources (305) 348-8093

 

Placement:

Debbie Rowe-Millwood, Director of Career Development (305) 348-8359

 

Registrar:

Donna Yff, Registrar (305) 348-6296

 

Student Services:

Alexis-Jean Robinson, Director of Student Services (305) 348-7568

 


FULL TIME FACULTY


 

R. ALEXANDER ACOSTA, (Dean), born January 16, 1969. Admitted to bar 1994, Education: Harvard College (B.A., 1990); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1994).

 

M. MICHELE ANGLADE, (Assistant Dean for Academic Support Programs), born New York, NY, December 8. Admitted to bar, California, 1994, Education: Wellesley College (B.A.); Harvard Law School (J.D.).  Courses: Legal Reasoning, Legal Analysis. Email: angladem@flu.edu

 

THOMAS E. BAKER, (Professor of Law), born Youngstown, Ohio, February 25, 1953; admitted to bar, Florida, 1977; Supreme Court of the UnitedStates, 1983. Education: Florida State University (B.S., 1974), University of Florida (J.D., 1977). Courses: Constitutional Law First Amendment, Federal Courts Supreme Court Seminar. Email: thomas.baker@fiu.edu

 

CYRA AKILA CHOUDHURY, (Assistant Professor of Law), born Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania; September 16, 1971; admitted to bar, New York State, 2005; Washington DC 2006. Education: The College of Wooster, O.H. (B.A., 1994); Columbia University, New York, N.Y. (M.A., 1996); Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. (J.D., cum laude 2004 and Master of Law, 2007). Courses: Family Law, Sales and Islamic Law. Email: cyra.choudhury@fiu.edu

 

YORDANKA DELIONADO, (Assistant Professor of Legal Skills and Values), born Camaguey, Cuba, August 24, 1975; admitted to bar, 2001, Florida. Education: University of Miami (B.A., 1997); HarvardLaw School (J.D., 2000). Courses: Legal Skills and Values Program. Email: ydelionado@fiu.edu

 

TROY E. ELDER, (Clinical Assistant Professor of Law), born Jackson, Michigan, October 27, 1968; admitted to bar, New York, 1996; Paris, France, 1999; Florida, 2001. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1990); Yale LawSchool (J.D., 1995). Courses: Clinical Law, Immigration, Poverty Law, Health Law, Human Rights Law. Email: eldert@fiu.edu

 

JORGE L. ESQUIROL, (Professor of Law), born Havana, Cuba, November 19, 1964; admitted to bar, NewYork, 1991. Education: Georgetown University (B.S.B.A., 1986); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1986; SJD, 1989). Courses: International and Comparative Law, Transnational Commercial Law. Email: esquirol@fiu.edu

 

MEGAN A. FAIRLIE, (Assistant Professor of Law), admitted to bar NorthCarolina, 1996 and New York, 2001; University at Albany (B.A., 1993), Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D., 1996), National University of Ireland, Galway (LL.M., 2003), National University of Ireland, Galway, International Human Rights Law, (Ph.D., 2007). Courses: Criminal Law, International Criminal; Seminar: International Criminal Procedure. Email: Megan.Fairlie@fiu.edu

 

H. SCOTT FINGERHUT, (Assistant Professor Assistant Director, Trial Advocacy Program & Honors College Fellow), born, Jamaica, Queens,New York, April 10, 1963. Admitted to the bar, Florida, 1989. Education: University of Virginia (B.A., 1985); Emory UniversitySchool of Law (J.D., 1988). Courses: Trial Advocacy, Pretrial Litigation and Advocacy; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Advanced Criminal Procedure, Florida Criminal Law and Procedure; Civil and Criminal Law Externship Clinic.

 

STANLEY FISH, (Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law, Florida International University, and Dean Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Distinguished Professor of English, Criminal Justice and Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago). Education: University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1959); Yale University (M.A., 1960; Ph.D., 1962). Courses: Educational Law and Policy, Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Law and Religion, Media Law.

 

ELIZABETH PRICE FOLEY, (Professor of Law), born Atlanta, Georgia, September 16, 1965. Education: Emory University (B.A., 1987), University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D., 1994); Harvard LawSchool (LL.M., 1996). Courses: Health Law, Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Evidence. Email: foleye@fiu.edu

 

JOSE M. GABILONDO, (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Law), born Santiago DeCuba, Cuba, November 26, 1962; admitted to bar, California, 1991. Education: Harvard College (B.A., 1987); Boalt Hall (J.D., 1991). Courses: Tax, corporate Finance, Corporate Tax. Email: gabilond@fiu.edu

 

MANUEL A. GOMEZ, (Assistant Professor of Law), born Caracas/Venezuela, September 26, 1971; admitted to bar, Venezuela, 1993; Education: Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas, Venezuela (J.D., cum laude, 1993; Spec. Civ. Proc., 1996); StanfordLaw School (JSM, 2002; JSD, 2007). Courses: Introduction to International and Comparative Law, International Commercial Arbitration, Seminar: Globalization of Collective Litigation, Legal Ínstitutions in Latin America. Email: magomez@fiu.edu

 

CHRISTYNO L. HAYES, (Assistant Professor of Law), born Manassas, Virginia, January 23, 1965; admitted to bar, 1991, Florida. Education: Davidson College (B.A., 1987); University of NorthCarolina, School of Law (J.D., 1991). Courses: Legal Skills and Values Program. Email: christhaynes@mac.com

 

ILA JOY KLION, (Assistant Professor of Legal Skills and Values Program), Miami Beach, Florida, August 29, 1960. Admitted to bar, Florida, 1992. Education: Florida International University (B.A. in Political Science, 1988); St.Thomas University School of Law (J.D. with High Honors, 1992). Courses: Legal Skills and Values I, Legal Skills and Values II. Email: iklion@fiu.edu

 

PHYLLIS WILLIAMS KOTEY, (Clinical Associate Professor of Law), born West Palm Beach, FL, July 20, 1959; admitted to bar, Florida, 1986. Education: Universityof Florida (B.A., 1981; M.A., 1989; J.D., 1985). Courses: Clinical Studies, Criminal Law. Email: koteyp@fiu.edu

 

KAREN PITA LOOR, (Assistant Professor of Legal Skills and Values), born Ecuador, August 19, 1972; admitted to bar, Florida, 1998; Washington, DC, 1999. Education: Barry University (B.A., 1994); American University College of Law (J.D., 1998). Courses: Legal Skills & Values, Clinical Instruction. Email: loork@fiu.edu

 

MARGARET (PEGGY) LOUISE MAISEL, (Associate Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Clinics), born Oakland, California, May 10, 1950; admitted to bar, California, 1975; District of Columbia, 1976; Massachusetts, 1987; Florida. Education: Pomona College (B.A., 1971); Occidental College (M.A., 1972); Boston University (J.D., 1975); Antioch School of Law (MAT, 1976). Courses: Clinical Law, Gender & Law, Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation, Children & Law, International Human Rights. Email: maiselp@fiu.edu

 

JERRY W. MARKHAM, (Professor of Law), born Louisville, Kentucky, August 20, 1948; admitted to bar, New York. Education: Western Kentucky University (B.S., 1969); University of Kentucky College of Law (J.D., 1972); Georgetown University (LL.M., 1974). Courses: Banking. Email: markhamj@fiu.edu

 

LILLIAN APONTE MIRANDA, (Assistant Professor of Law), born Puerto Rico, July 5, 1977. Education: University of Florida (B.A., 1998); University of Florida Collegeof Law (J.D., 2001). Courses: Legal Skills & Values. Email: mirandal@fiu.edu

 

MATTHEW C. MIROW, (Professor of Law), born New York, New York, December 19, 1962; admitted to bar, Florida, 1983. Education: Boston University (B.A., 1983); Cornell University (J.D., 1986); Cambridge University (Ph.D., 1993); LeidenUniversity (Ph.D., 2003). Courses: Property, Wills and Trusts, Latin American Law, Comparative Law, Legal History. Email: mirowm@fiu.edu

 

JOËLLE ANNE MORENO, (Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Professor of Law), born New York, New York admitted to bar, Connecticut (1989); New York (1990); Washington D.C. (1991). Education: Swarthmore College (B.A., 1984); University of PennsylvaniaLaw School, (J.D., 1989). Courses: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Criminal Advocacy, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Scientific and Forensic Evidence. Email: Joelle.Moreno@fiu.edu

 

SCOTT F. NORBERG, (Professor of Law), born Bloomfield, Iowa, September 3, 1959; admitted to bar, Georgia, 1986; North Carolina, 1988. Education: Universityof North Carolina (B.A., 1982; J.D., 1986). Courses: Contracts, Bankruptcy. Email: norberg@fiu.edu

 

CHARLES R. P. POUNCY, (Associate Professor), born SouthCarolina, June 4, 1954. Education: Fordham University (B.A., 1976); Cornell Law School (J.D., 1979); Temple University School of Law (LL.M.). Courses: Business Organizations, Social Responsibility, Corporate Theory. Email: pouncyc@fiu.edu

 

EDIBERTO ROMAN, (Professor of Law), born New York, NewYork, October 5, 1963. Education: Lehman College, City University of New York (B.A., 1985); University of Wisconsin (J.D., 1988). Courses: Contracts. Email: romane@fiu.edu

 

MARCI ROSENTHAL, (Assistant Professor of Legal Skills and Values), born Hollywood, Florida; admitted to bar, 1996, Florida; 1998, District of Columbia. Education: Cornell University (A.B., 1993); University of Miami (J.D., 1996). Courses: Legal Skills and Values. Email: marciros@fiu.edu

 

ANDRE L. SMITH, (Assistant Professor of Law), born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 8, 1970; admitted to bar, District of Columbia. Education: University of Maryland (B.S.); Howard University (J.D., 2000); Georgetown University (LL.M., 2003). Courses: Federal Tax, Sports & Entertainment, Administrative Law. Email: andre.smith@fiu.edu

 

HAROLD T. SMITH, (Director of Trial Advocacy Program and Assistant Professor of Law), born Miami, Florida, April 10, 1947; admitted to bar, Florida, 1973. Education: Florida A&M University (B.S., 1968); University of Miami Schoolof Law (J.D., 1973). Courses: Trial Practice. Email: smithht@fiu.edu

 

JOHN F. STACK, JR., (Professor of Political Science and Law), born Brockton, Massachusetts, July 8, 1950; admitted to bar, Florida, 1990. Education: Stonehill College (A.B., 1972); University of Denver (Ph.D., 1977; M.A., 1974); Universityof Miami (J.D., 1989). Courses: Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, International and Comparative Law. Email: stackj@fiu.edu

 

KERRI L. STONE, (Assistant Professor of Law), born Brooklyn, New York, 12/23/1975; admitted to bar, New York (2001), NewJersey (2001); Education: Columbia University (B.A., 1997); New York University School of Law (J.D., 2000). Courses: Contract Law, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Labor Law; Feminist theory/gender, Labor and employer law, Sexual minorities and the la. Email: Kerri.Stone@fiu.edu

 

LEONARD P. STRICKMAN, (Professor of Law and Founding Dean Emeritus), born Brooklyn, NewYork, April 14, 1942; admitted to bar, New York, 1967. Education: University of Rochester (B.A.); Yale Law School (J.D.). Courses: Constitutional Law, Educational Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law. Email: strickman@fiu.edu

 

HANNIBAL TRAVIS, (Associate Professor of Law), born Illinois, 1974; admitted to bar, California, 1999; New York, 2002. Education: Washington University (B.A., 1996); Harvard LawSchool (J.D., 1999). Courses: Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Computer and Internet Law, and International Law. Email: travis@fiu.edu


VICTOR M. URIBE-URAN, (Associate Professor of History and Law), born Bogota, Colombia, January 27, 1960; admitted to bar, 1983; Education: Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá (J.D., 1983), University of Pittsburgh (M.A., 1987), University of Pittsburgh (Ph.D., 1993). Courses: Graduate Seminars: Law and Society in Latin American History; Land Family and the State in Latin America; History of Crime in Latin America; Comparative History in Latin America. Email: Uribev@fiu.edu

 

DAVID D. WALTER, (Associate Professor of Legal Skills & Values), born Emmettsburg, Iowa, March 2, 1958; admitted to bar, Washington, 1989. Education: Eastern Kentucky University (B.A., 1983); University of Iowa (M.A., J.D., 1988). Courses: Appellate Practice & Procedure, Legal Writing, Oral Advocacy. Email: walterd@fiu.edu

 

HOWARD MERRILL WASSERMAN, (Associate Professor of Law), born Brooklyn, New York, May 20, 1968; admitted to bar, Illinois, 1997. Education: Northwestern University (B.S., 1990; J.D., 1997). Courses: Civil Procedure, Evidence, Civil Rights, First Amendment, Federal Jurisdiction. Email: howard.wasserman@fiu.edu

 

CARLTON WATERHOUSE, (Associate Professor of Law), born Frankfurt, Germany, December 15, 1965; admitted to bar, Georgia, Pennsylvania. Education: Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 1988); Emory University (Ph.D., 2004); Howard University (J.D., 1991). Courses: Critical Race Theory, Environmental Law, Jurisprudence. Email: carlton.waterhouse@fiu.edu

 

JEAN ZORN, (Professor of Law Emeritus), born Massachusetts, January 2, 1942. Education: University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1964); University of Wisconsin, Madison (M.A., 1968); University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 1973). Courses: Family Law, Property. Email: zornj@fiu.edu