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Faculty Hannibal Travis, continued are online at: http://ssrn.com/author_id=496059 Professor Travis has also published widely on genocide and human rights, including the first comprehensive legal history of genocide in the Middle East and North Africa, entitled Genocide in the Middle East: The Ottoman Empire, Iraq and Sudan (Carolina Academic Press, 2010). He has authored several case studies of genocide published in prominent collections of international law scholarship, including a chapter on the Darfur region of Sudan in The Top Ten Global Justice Law Review Articles, 2008  (Oxford UP, 2009),  a chapter on Nigeria and Pakistan

in Untold Stories of War Crimes Trials (Oxford UP, forthcoming 2012), and chapters on the Ottoman Assyrians, Armenians, and Greeks in Forgotten Genocides (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press 2011) and Hidden Genocides  (Alex Hinton ed., forthcoming 2012). He has given presentations at Stanford, Yale, Oxford, and the London School of Economics, and serves as an editorial advisor to Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal and to the Journal of Assyrian Academic Studies. He has coached three appearances of FIU’s team in the Jessup International Law Moot Court competition.

VICTOR M. URIBE-URAN, Associate Professor of History and Law LEONARD P. STRICKMAN, Professor of Law and Founding Dean Emeritus

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A.B., University of Rochester J.D., Yale Law School

In 2009, Founding Dean Emeritus Leonard Strickman completed 25 years of service as dean of three law schools. Dean Strickman began his academic career on the faculty of the Boston University School of Law from 1966-1970 and then served as Minority Counsel to the United States Senate Select Committee on Equal Education Opportunity. He returned to teaching in 1972 at Boston College Law School, where he taught and wrote in areas of Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Education law, and where he also taught Administrative Law. The titles of his articles include “School Desegregation at the Crossroads”, “The Tuition-Poor, the Public University, and Equal Protection”, and “Marriage, Divorce, and

the Constitution.” In 1981, he became Dean of the Northern Illinois University College of Law, which he led to full ABA accreditation and AALS membership. In 1991, he became Dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, a position in which he held until becoming Founding Dean of FIU’s College of Law in January of 2001. Between 2001-2009, he led the College of Law to full accreditation by the American Bar Association (ABA) and membership in the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). He has also served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Colorado School of Law and at the University of California, Hastings College of Law. Active in legal education at the national level, he has been a member of the ABA Accreditation Committee and of the AALS Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, and has served on twenty ABA accreditation site visits (chairing seventeen of them).

HANNIBAL TRAVIS, Associate Professor of Law

* B.A., Washington University * J.D., Harvard Law School Hannibal Travis teaches and conducts research in the fields of cyber law, intellectual property, antitrust, international and comparative law, and human rights. He joined FIU after several years of practicing intellectual property and Internet law at O’Melveny & Myers in San Francisco, California, and Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. He has also served as Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Villanova University School of Law, and as a Visiting Fellow at Oxford. He graduated summa cum laude in philosophy from Washington University, where he was named to Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as a member of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology and the Harvard Human Rights Journal, and as a teaching fellow for Professors Michael Sandel and Jay Harris of Harvard College. After law school, Professor Travis clerked for the Judge Wm. Matthew Byrne in the United States District Court in Los Angeles, California. 28

* J.D., (Titulo de Abogado), Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá * M.A., University of Pittsburgh * Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Professor Uribe-Uran holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor of History and Law. The recipient of numerous awards for both teaching and scholarship, including a State University System Teaching Incentive Program Award and a Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Research. After earning his law degree at the Universidad Externado de Colombia, he served as a lawyer and then director for the Project of Legal Aid and Legal Research, at the Centro de Investigación y Educación Popular, Bogotá. He also has held faculty appointments at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Seccional Medellín, and as a visiting professor of law at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. An internationally prominent scholar, Professor Uribe-Uran is the author of over ten books or book chapters and more

than 50 articles and book reviews. He has received fellowships and research awards from the Fulbright Program, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has served on the Board of Editors of the Law and History Review. In 1997, he received the prestigious Tibesar Prize from the Conference on Latin American History for the best article published in The Americas. Professor Uribe-Uran played a founding role in the establishment of FIU’s College of Law, including as member of the search and screen committees that recruited the founding faculty and administrators. Between 2006-2009, Professor Uribe-Uran served in Colombia as a Director of FIU’s Justice Reform and Modernization Program, a multimillion dollar effort of the Center for the Administration of Justice designed to modernize Colombia’s criminal justice system and improve access to justice for vulnerable geo-communities including Afrocolombian and Indigenous Peoples.

DAVID D. WALTER, Co-Director and Associate Professor of Legal Skills & Values Program

* B.A., Eastern Kentucky University, with High Distinction * M.A., University of Iowa * J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, with Distinction His recent scholarship includes Estimating the Economic Impact of Mass Digitization Projects on Copyright Holders: Evidence from the Google Book Search Litigation, 57 Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA 907 (2010); The Principles of the Law of Software Contracts: At Odds with Copyright, Consumers, and European Law?, 83 Tulane L. Rev. 1557 (2010), Opting Out of the Internet in the United States and the European Union: Copyright, Safe Harbors, and International Law, 83 Notre Dame L. Rev. 331 (2008), Of Blogs, eBooks, and Broadband: Access to Digital Media as a First Amendment Right, 35 Hofstra L. Rev. 1519 (2007), Google Book Search and Fair Use: iTunes for Authors, or Napster for Books?, 61 Miami L. Rev. 87 (2006), and Wi-Fi Everywhere: Universal Broadband Access as Antitrust and Telecommunications Policy, 55 American U. L. Rev. 1697 (2006). His forthcoming works include On the Original Understanding of the Crime of Genocide, 6 Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal --(2011), and YouTube from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: Tyrannize Locally, Censor Globally, in Bits without Borders: Law, Communications and Transnational Culture Flow in the Digital Age (Elgar, 2012). His works

Professor Walter, an experienced and highly respected law teacher, has taught legal skills and appellate practice courses since 1990. He came to FIU in 2002 as one of the founding faculty members and has co-directed the LSV Program since 2009. He is also a licensed Florida attorney and a member of the Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section. At FIU, Professor Walter has served as the Director/Co-Director of the Board of Advocates (BOA) since 2003; the BOA is a student moot court organization whose members compete in state, regional, and national appellate advocacy, trial advocacy, and negotiation competitions. The appellate teams have had phenomenal success, finishing as finalists or semi-finalists in 13 of 18 competitions, and in the top 4 on briefs in at least 8 competitions. The negotiation teams have advanced to the national finals 5 times in 7 years and placed 3rd and 4th in the nation, in 2009 and 2010, respectively. He teaches LSV I, LSV II, and

LSV III, as well as Appellate Procedure I and II. Third District Court of Appeals Judge Vance Salter, Professor Walter, and Professor Kerri Stone recently established the Barkett Appellate Inn of Court to foster professionalism among new appellate practitioners. Professor Walter is also working to create a Center for Appellate Advocacy, Practice, and Procedure, and his current scholarly interests focus on appellate practice topics as well as persuasive writing and oral advocacy topics (in particular, the use of empirical research findings from the fields of psychology, communications, and argumentation to craft persuasive legal arguments). He has published several articles and given many presentations on persuasive legal writing and advocacy topics, and he has served on the Board of Editors for the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute. Professor Walter began his teaching career in the nationally recognized legal writing programs at Seattle and Mercer Universities. Before teaching law, Professor Walter practiced as a commercial litigator in Seattle. Professor Walter graduated from law school with honors and was a member of the Iowa Law Review. 29

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