Summer in Spain Faculty 2019

Professor of Law
Director, Summer in Spain Program
Phone: (305) 623-2315
Email: alight@stu.edu

Alfred R. (Fred) Light is Professor of Law at the St. Thomas University School of Law and, beginning in 2018, Director of its Summer-in-Spain program. At St. Thomas, he currently teaches Conflict of Laws, Federal Courts, How Lawyers Get Paid, Law Office Management, Legislation and Regulation, and various Environmental courses, mostly on-line. He also serves as the law school’s Chair of the Committee on Tenure, Promotion, and Reappointment.

In the 1980s, he was Counsel in the Energy and Environmental Team at Hunton & Williams (now Hunton Andrews Kurth), with practice before various federal and state agencies and the Congress, including especially regarding amendments to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA or Superfund). Professor Light has written a treatise on the statute.

He also has taught in the Department of Political Science and Center for Public Service at Texas Tech University, after receiving his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served to Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was Interim Dean at St. Thomas University the year he received tenure there. He is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He was director of STU’s LLM Program in Environmental Sustainability, and became Director of the Summer-in-Spain program in 2018, in which he had previously participated numerous times.

Over the years, Professor Light has also had extensive service as chair of various committees in the American Bar Association’s Sections of Environment, Energy and Resources Law, and Tort and Insurance Practice, as well as serving on the Board of the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO).

Professor of Law
Barry University School of Law

Professor Cathren Page has presented nationally and internationally regarding legal skills topics, such as Cultural Competence, Applied Legal Storytelling, and Skills Instruction. Some of her recent speaking engagements include No Strangers in Fiction: Using Story to Teach Cultural Competence at the Global Legal Skills conference in Monterrey, Mexico and Astonishingly Excellent Success or Sad! Loser! Failure: Why Propaganda Narratives ‘Win’ with Some Audiences and ‘Lose’ with Others at the Global Legal Skills conference in Melbourne, Australia in December 2018. She has published numerous Applied Legal Storytelling articles and is one of the most published scholars in that field. Her Op Eds on legal narratives have been published in Salon.com and Ms. Magazine blog.

A retired litigator and appellate attorney and professor with over ten years teaching experience, she has taught courses including Evidence, Appellate Advocacy, Practice-Ready Affidavits (including client interviewing procedures), Bar Essays, Legal Research and Writing, and Advanced Legal Research and Writing. She has also co-chaired committees for the Legal Writing Institute, an over 500 member organization, and AALS’s Legal Writing, Research, and Reasoning section.

Professor of Law
Barry University School of Law

Before joining Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Professor Eang Ngov practiced domestically and internationally. She served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Washington and a Civilian Attorney to the Department of the Army JAG Corps in Germany. The U.S. Department of the Army awarded her the Commander's Award for Civilian Service and Performance Awards for her legal service to deploying soldiers and their families during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Her scholarship focuses on individual rights and Equal Protection, and her writing has appeared in American University Law Review, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, and Tennessee Law Review.

Professor Ngov has taught Constitutional Law, Federal Jurisdiction, First Amendment, Civil Procedure, and Trial Advocacy. Prior to joining the Barry faculty, she taught at Florida A&M University College of Law, where she established the Prosecution Clinic.

Professor of Law
St. Thomas School of Law

Keith W. Rizzardi joined the St. Thomas Law faculty as a visitor in 2011, and his action-oriented scholarship helped him become a tenured Professor of Law. His articles helped convince the Florida Legislature to change the public records laws, the Florida Board of Bar Examiners to modify its application for admission, and the architectural profession to contemplate the ethics of coastal construction in the face of rising seas. His areas of teaching and scholarship include administrative law, civil procedure, environmental law, negotiation, professional responsibility and regulatory compliance. A passionate voice on matters involving climate change, rising seas, and professional ethics, he helped develop the code of ethics for the Association of Climate Change Officers, and shared his insights with students at the Yale Law School, the UNESCO Water Institute in the Netherlands, and the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.

Prior to joining the academy, Prof. Rizzardi was an accomplished public servant. With the U.S. Department of Justice, he litigated wildlife and water disputes from Washington, D.C. to Hawaii. As a managing attorney for the South Florida Water Management District, he navigated the intense politics of regulating and protecting the Everglades watershed. As Chair of the U.S. Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, he helped NOAA Fisheries develop policies and solutions to ocean issues from aquaculture to rising seas. And as Chair of the Florida Bar Government Lawyer Section, he appeared before the Florida Supreme Court to help refine the professionalism rules.

A Board Certified Specialist in State & Federal Administrative Practice, Professor Rizzardi is currently working on a West Academic Press casebook on Administrative Law, and previously contributed to a Carolina Academic Press casebook on civil procedure. He continues to contribute to the practice of law by consulting or appearing as an expert witness in malpractice and complex litigation matters, by writing proposed opinions and rules for the Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee, and by mediating employment disputes for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A. 1991), University of Florida (J.D. 1994) and Florida Atlantic University (M.P.A. 1998).