Summer in Spain Faculty 2020

Gordon Butler
Professor of Law – St. Thomas University School of Law
gbutler@stu.edu

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Gordon Butler
Professor of Law – St. Thomas University School of Law
gbutler@stu.edu
Phone: (305) 628-2308

Gordon Butler is a tenured law professor with ten years of sophisticated corporate, business, and securities law experience with Fortune 500 corporations. At St. Thomas University School of Law, Professor Butler currently teaches Business Associations, Family Wealth Management , Wills & Trusts, Federal Income Tax, and the Tax Policy Seminar. He also serves as the Chairperson of the Committee on Tenure, Promotion, and Reappointment.

He was in private law practice for five years in Atlanta, Georgia, concentrating in the acquisition and disposition of small businesses, corporate and business law, tax, securities law, contracts, bankruptcy, and civil litigation. His publications include articles in the Journal of Legal Education, the Hastings Law Journal, the Seton Hall Law Review, and the Texas Law Review.

Alfredo Garcia
Professor of Law – St. Thomas University School of Law
agarcia@stu.edu

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Alfredo Garcia
Professor of Law – St. Thomas University School of Law
agarcia.edu
Phone: (305) 623-2334

Alfredo Garcia is an eminent scholar with a wealth of experience as an administrator, faculty member, and legal practitioner. He previously served as Dean of St. Thomas Law from 2007-2010 and returned for a second appointment in the summer of 2014. He has also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2003-2006, and as Interim Associate Dean from 1993-1994. In these positions, he was a liaison between the School of Law faculty and administration assuming responsibility for faculty teaching assignments, application of academic policies, the academic calendar, and faculty support services. He also had general oversight of the clinical programs, the LL.M. programs, the joint degree programs, the Legal Research & Writing programs, and the Law Review.

In addition to his vast administrative experience, Dean Garcia possesses more than 17 years of law faculty teaching experience and more than two decades of higher education teaching experience. As a member of the St. Thomas University School of Law faculty, he has taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Torts, Sixth Amendment Seminar, and Clinics. Dean Garcia has been a visiting professor at American University College of Law, College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, and Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center, among others.

Patricia Moore
Professor of Law – St. Thomas University School of Law
pmoore@stu.edu

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Patricia Moore
Professor of Law – St. Thomas University School of Law
pmoore@stu.edu
Phone: (305) 623-2342

Patricia Moore earned her J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, was an Associate Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review, and was selected to membership in the Order of the Coif. She received her B.A. in economics, with distinction, from Northwestern University and was selected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

After graduating law school, Professor Moore joined the Chicago office of the national law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, practicing in civil litigation. She was the first woman to rise through the ranks to partnership in the litigation department at Sonnenschein.

After eleven years in the practice of law, Professor Moore joined the faculty at Oklahoma City University School of Law. She eventually earned tenure there and served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for three years. In 2008-2009, Professor Moore was a Visiting Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law, and is now tenured at St. Thomas.

Professor Moore teaches Civil Procedure, Evidence, PreTrial Litigation, and Complex Litigation. In the past she has also taught Family Law, Trial Practice, and Advanced Topics in Civil Procedure. From the beginning of her academic career, Professor Moore has incorporated skills learning into all her classes.

Donald Tibbs
Professor of Law – St. Thomas University School of Law
dtibbs@stu.edu

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Donald Tibbs
Professor of Law – St. Thomas University School of Law
dtibbs@stu.edu
Phone: (305) 623-2371

Donald Tibbs comes to us from Drexel University School of Law, where he was a tenured Professor of Law and taught Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, and Critical Race Theory, among other courses. While at Drexel, he twice earned the Dean Jennifer L. Rosato Excellence in the Classroom Award. His teaching also received rave reviews from STU LAW students when he taught Criminal Procedure here this summer.

Prior to his tenure at Drexel, Professor Tibbs was an Assistant Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Institute for Civil Rights and Justice at Southern University Law Center. He has also taught at the undergraduate level at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte (Criminal Justice) and Arizona State University (African American Studies).

Professor Tibbs earned his B.A. in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University, his J.D. from University of Pittsburgh School of Law, his Ph.D. from the School of Justice Studies at Arizona State University, and his LL.M. from University of Wisconsin Law School.

His publications include a book, HIP HOP AND THE LAW, and numerous law review articles and other scholarship focusing on criminal procedure, race and the law, civil rights law, incarceration, and legal history. He has given a multitude of media appearances (including interviews on CBS News, Fox News, and Bill O’Reilly and the O’Reilly Factor), academic presentations, and keynote addresses on his areas of expertise across the country.

Before joining academia, Professor Tibbs was a Legal Claims Adjuster in the Litigation Division of Allstate Insurance Company and an Associate in the Civil Rights Division of the Law Offices of Pamela A. Hunter & Associates in Charlotte, NC. More recently, he volunteered for years as a high school wrestling coach.