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Professor Donna Coker Co-Authors a Chapter in Comparative Perspective on Gender Violence: Lessons From Efforts Worldwide

Donna Coker

Professor Donna Coker co-authored a chapter in the book Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence: Lessons From Efforts Worldwide (Interpersonal Violence). The chapter is titled “Alternative U.S. Responses to Intimate Partner Violence.” Professor Coker’s scholarship focuses on criminal law, gender and inequality. She is a nationally recognized expert in domestic violence law and policy. She has taught criminal law, evidence, domestic violence, family law, wrongful convictions and other advanced criminal justice courses.

Lecturer in Law Jan Jacobowitz Gives Opening Plenary Speech at FL Bar’s Construction Law Institute

Jan Jacobowitz

Lecturer in Law Jan L. Jacobowitz, director of the Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) was the opening plenary speaker at the Florida Bar's 8th Annual Construction Law Institute in Orlando, Florida. Over 200 lawyers from around the state of Florida attended her presentation, “The Ethical Issues in the Use of Social Media in Litigation.” She is a former board member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) and currently serves on APRL's Task Force on Attorney Advertising and as APRL's liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism. Jacobowitz has presented over one hundred PREP CLE ethics seminars and has written and been a featured speaker or panelist on topics such as Legal Ethics in Social Media, Attorney Advertising, Mindful Ethics, and Cultural Awareness in the Practice of Law. In addition to PREP, she teaches Mindful Ethics: Professional Responsibility for Lawyers in the Digital Age and Social Medial and the Law.

Professor Rebecca Sharpless Presents on Immigration Law at Symposium

Rebecca Sharpless

Professor Rebecca Sharpless, director of the Immigration Clinic, gave a paper at the symposium “CrImmigration: Crossing the Border Between Criminal Law and Immigration Law” sponsored by Denver University Law Review. The paper was titled “Clear and Simple Deportation Rules for Crimes: Why We Need Them and Why It’s Hard To Get Them.” She also spoke at the conference “Advancing Health Equity Among Immigrants: Local and Global Challenges” at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health, and organized and moderated a panel “Asylum, Withholding, and CAT Cases,” at the annual conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, South Florida Chapter. Professor Sharpless also presented at the Litigation Institute by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Immigration Council in Washington, DC.