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Timothy Floyd

University and Academic Presentations

Panelist, “Law School Assessment and Developing Professional Identity,” Southeastern Association of Law Schools, July 2019

Panelist, “Faculty Mentoring of Law Students, Southeastern Association of Law Schools, July 2019

Conference Planner and Moderator, Panel on Externships and Social Justice, Externships 9 (biannual national conference on law school externships), Athens, GA, March 2018

Professional Identity Development Tools to Help Law Students Meet the Needs of Today’s Clients,” Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 2018

“Experiential Education and the Formation of Professional Identity” (with Kerew), Mercer Law Review Symposium on Educational Interventions to Cultivate Professional Identity in Law Students, October 2016

“Justice, Mercy, Redemption, and the Death Penalty,” St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Sunday Forum, Richmond, VA, September 2016

Finding True North:  Fostering Students’ Formation of Professional Identity So They Can Develop Guiding Principles for Practice,” (with Terry and Kerew), Externships 8 Annual Conference, March 2016

“Ethics in Criminal Practice -The Hardest Questions Today: A Conversation in Honor of Monroe Freedman,” Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, January 2016.

“Introducing Professional Identity Development into the Law School Curriculum,” Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, January 2016

“The Role of Clinicians in Counseling Students,” Association of American Law Schools Annual Clinical Conference, May 2015

“Incorporating Teaching Professional Identity Into the Legal Education Curriculum,” AALS Annual Meeting, January 2015

Speaker (with Daisy Hurst Floyd), “Externships, Professional Identity Formation, and Reform of Legal Education,” Externships 7 National Conference, Denver Colorado, February 2014

“The Trayvon Martin Case and its Meanings,” Panel Discussion sponsored by Mercer Lyceum, a forum for interdisciplinary and civil discussion of controversial issues. Panels were held on both the Mercer and Atlanta campuses in September 2013; over 100 students and faculty from across the University attended each event

“Professional Formation Across the Curriculum,” University of St. Thomas School of Law Summer Workshop: Helping Each Student Internalize the Core Values of the Profession, Owatonna, Minnesota (with Daisy Floyd), July 2013

Presenter (with Daisy Hurst Floyd and Sarah Gerwig-Moore), “Externships through the lens of Formation: Learning from Clergy Education,” Externships 6 National Conference, March 2012, Boston, MA

Speaker, “Religion and Legal Ethics,” Conference on The Place of Religion in the Law School, the University, and the Practice of Law, sponsored by Association of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools, Touro Law Center, Islip, New York, May 2012

Speaker, “The Role of Externships in Legal Education,” GALE Conference for Externship Supervisors, Atlanta, June 2012

Presenter, “Torture Capital Punishment, and the Myth of Redemptive Violence,” Charleston School of Law, February 2011

Moderator, panel on “The Use of Brain Imaging in Capital Defense” at the Mercer Law Review Symposium on “Brain Sciences in the Courtroom,” October 2010

Planner and Organizer, “Conference on Alternative Bar Licensing,” jointly sponsored by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, the New Hampshire State Bar, the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners, the Franklin Pierce Law Center and the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT); Concord New Hampshire, April 2010.  Attendees included Supreme Court Justices, bar leaders, and law school deans from 10 states.

Presenter (with Sarah Gerwig-Moore), “Anatomy of an Externship: Using Lawyers in Popular Film to Encourage Reflection on the Formation of Professional Identity,” Externships 5 Conference—Fifth National Conference on Law School Externships, Miami, FL, March 2010

Panelist, “Prisoner Treatment in Peace and War,” Conference on Human Rights in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, sponsored by Clergy Beyond Borders, Washington, D.C December 2009  (attendees included persons from throughout the United States and from seven countries)

Panelist, “The Intersection Between Attorney Speech, Personal Morality, Religion, and the Rules of Ethics,” Mississippi College Law Review Symposium, February 2009

Presenter, “Externships and the Formation of Professional Identity,” Association of American Law Schools Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Cleveland, May 2009

Speaker, “Cultivating the Formation of Professional Identity—From the First Year to the Third Year,” Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, Spokane WA, June 2009

Panelist, “Race and the Criminal Justice System,” Southeastern Association of Law Schools, Florida, July 2009

Panelist, Workshop on Practical Wisdom, Mercer, November 2009

Small Group Leader, Conference on "Interdisciplinary Collaborative Education: Partnerships Between Law Schools and the Health Professions," Georgia State University College of Law, September 2009

Conference Planner and Panel Moderator, National Summit on Torture: Religious Faith, Torture, and Our National Soul (an Interfaith and Multidisciplinary conference) Atlanta, Georgia September 11-12, 2008

Presenter, “Social Justice and Externships: Accident, Oxymoron or the Right Stuff?” Association of American Law Schools Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Tucson, May 2008

Speaker, National Institute for the Teaching of Ethics and Professionalism, Annual Workshop, November 17, 2007.  Topic: “The Role of the Public Interest Practicum in Cultivating Professional Identity.”       

Speaker, National Conference on Law as a Healing Profession, Touro University School of Law, November 5, 2007.  Topic: “Practice, Spirituality, and Religion.”

Invited Participant, National Conference, Legal Education at the Crossroads: Ideas to Action at the University of South Carolina School of Law on November 2-4, 2007.  Approximately 50 invited “leaders” in legal education met to plan for changes in legal education.

Speaker, National Conference on The Role of Law Schools in Fostering Commitment to Pro Bono Publico, sponsored by Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C., October 5 and 6.  Topic: “Cultivating a Culture of Commitment: The Role of Professional Partnerships.”

Presenter, “The Role of Externships in Values Clarification and the Formation of Professional Identity,” Association of American Law Schools Conference on Clinical Legal Education, New Orleans, May 2007

Speaker, “Professionalism in Law and Public Service,” Mercer University Colloquium on Professionalism Across the Professions, November 2006

Poster Session, “Collaboration in the Georgia Capital Defender Clinic,” Association of American Law Schools Conference on Clinical Legal Education, New York, May 2006

Speaker, “The Death Penalty Moratorium Project,” Mercer University, April 2006

Speaker, “Vocations and Professionalism,” Mercer University Colloquium on Professionalism Across the Professions, November, 2005

Speaker, Duke Law School, “Religious Faith and the Death Penalty,” October 31, 2005 (sponsored by the Christian Legal Society)

Speaker, “Juveniles and the Death Penalty,” Georgia State University College of Law, October 3, 2005

Speaker, “Current Issues in the Death Penalty,” Georgia State University College of Law, September 27, 2005 (sponsored by the Public Interest Law Association)

Presentation, “Legal Ethics, Moral Imagination, and Spaulding v. Zimmerman,” to faculty of Georgia State University College of Law, April 2005

Speaker, Georgia State University College of Law, “Religious Faith and the Practice of Law,” January 2005

Conference Leader and Speaker, 43rd Annual Joseph Fletcher Lawyer’s Ethics Conference, Columbus, Ohio, February 6-8, 2004; Topic is “Religion and the Death Penalty”  (Previous Conference Leaders have included Joseph Fletcher, William Stringfellow, Joseph Pike, Martin Marty, Langdon Gilkey, Jerald Brauer, Mary Jo Weaver, John Shelby Spong, and Loren Mead)

Speaker, “Issues in Supervision,” Rocky Mountain Regional Clinical Conference, Houston, Texas, November 8, 2003

Speaker , “Law and Spirituality,” Conference on Lawyering and its Discontents: Reclaiming Meaning in the Practice of Law, Touro University Law Center, April 2003   

Speaker, “Equal Justice and the Death Penalty,” Texas Tech All-University Conference on the Association for the Advancement of Women in Higher Education, April 2003

Speaker, Texas Tech College of Human Sciences, “More Areas for Cooperation between Law and Marriage and Family Therapy,” January 2003

Speaker, “Teaching Race and the Death Penalty,” Carnegie Conference on Diversity and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, University of Notre Dame, November 2002          

Speaker, College of Human Sciences, “A Cooperative Relationship between Law and Marriage and Family Therapy,” September 2002

Speaker, Wayland Baptist University, Criminal Justice Program, “The Death Penalty in America,” April 2002

Speaker, “English Majors and Legal Careers,” English Department, April 2001, April 2002

Speaker, “Students and Teachers as Reflective Learners,”  National Conference on Higher Education, sponsored by American Association of Higher Education, Chicago, Illinois, March 2002

Speaker, “Equal Justice and the Death Penalty,” Texas Tech All-University Conference on the Association for the Advancement of Women in Higher Education, April 2001

Speaker, “Religious Faith and the Lawyer’s Obligation to Serve the Poor,” The Melancthon Institute, Houston, Texas, May 2000

Moderator, “Religion and Science: Conflict or Cooperation,” University Lecture Series, Fall 1999           

Guest Speaker, “Lawyers and Nonverbal Communication,” Graduate course in Communication Studies, Summer 1999

Guest Speaker, “When the Helping Professional Has a Conflict in Values with the Client,” College of Human Sciences, Fall 1999   

Speaker, “Is Professionalism Consistent with the Lawyer’s Religious Identity?” and “The Vocational Identity of the Lawyer,” at Conference on “Rediscovering the Role of Religion in the Lives of Lawyers” New York City, December 1998

Speaker and Group Leader, Conference on “The Relevance of Religion to a Lawyer’s Work” New York City, June 1997

Speaker, “Faith and the Law,” program sponsored by Auburn Theological Seminary, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Fordham Law School, New York City, February 1997

Speaker on "Legal Aspects of Engineering" at College of Engineering (1992,1997, 1998)

Speaker at School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (1995, 1996)

Panelist on the topic of Sexual Harassment; also put together Mock Trial for the University community on the same subject (in conjunction with Nightlife presentation of the play Oleanna) (Fall 1995)

Professional Presentations (legal and judicial)

Speaker, “Lawyer Well Being,” Georgia Association for Legal Externships--Pathways to the Profession V: Training New Lawyers, August 2019

Speaker, “Legal Ethics and Malpractice: Professional Duties and Personal Morality,” Georgia Law of Torts CLE, September 2018

Speaker, “Difficult Conversations,” Georgia Association of Legal Externships--Pathways to the Profession IV: Helping Students Chart Their Paths, February 2017

Speaker, “Professionalism for Local Government Attorneys,” 63rd Annual Institute  for City and County Attorneys, September 2016

Planning Committee and Moderator, Convocation on Professionalism, Georgia Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, August 2016

Speaker, “The Importance of Legal Services Attorneys for Social Change and Justice,” Georgia Legal Services Advocacy Summit of Managing and Supervising Attorneys November 2015

Speaker, “Developing Professional Identity,” Georgia Association of Legal Externships--Pathways to the Profession III: Helping Students Chart Their Paths, September 2015

Speaker, “Legal Ethics and Malpractice,” Georgia Law of Torts CLE, September 2014

Speaker, “Ethical Issues in Law School Externships,” Georgia Association of Legal Externships, Supervisor Training Program, Atlanta, January 2014

Speaker, “Professional Duties and Personal Morality,” Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association Spring Conference, June 2012

Speaker, “Judicial Ethics,” Texas Judicial Institute, Austin, Texas, November 2010

Speaker, “United States Supreme Court Update,” Appellate Courts Staff Attorney Seminar, Georgia Supreme Court, October 2010

Speaker, “Criminal Law and Mental Health,” Continuing Legal Education Program, Macon, October 2009

Speaker, “Recent Criminal Decisions of the United States Supreme Court,” In-House Seminar for the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court, October 2009

Panelist, “Access to Justice and the Legal Needs Study,” Supreme Court Civil Justice Committee, Macon, September 2009

Speaker and Organizer, “The Death Penalty in Georgia,” State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, Florida, June 2009

Speaker, “The Law and Procedure for a Death Penalty Case in Georgia” (with Judge Daniel Craig), Georgia Council for Restorative Justice, Defense-Initiated Victim Outreach Training, April 2009, October, 2008, October, 2007, and April, 2007

Program Planner and Speaker, “Abraham Lincoln on Professionalism,” Atlanta Bar Association, October 28, 2008

Speaker, “Lessons Learned as My Client Faced Execution,” Faithful Lawyers Quarterly Breakfast, Atlanta, Georgia, October 19, 2007

Program Planner and Presenter, “Making ‘Justice for All’ a Reality,” State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting, June 2007.   Along with Gerry Weber, Director of the Georgia ACLU, planned and presented a “Moot Court” on “Civil Gideon,” or the right to appointed counsel in civil cases.  Wrote briefs on each side of the case and orally argued the case to a bench consisting of five Justices of the Georgia Supreme Court.  Program repeated in Athens, Georgia, November 1, 2007

Speaker, “Professionalism and the Criminal Defense Lawyer,” GACDL Spring Seminar, Destin, Florida, April 2007  

Speaker, “Restorative Justice,” Atlanta Bar Association March Madness CLE, March 2007

Speaker, “Recent Death Penalty Decisions and Cert Grants in the United States Supreme Court,” Georgia Capital Defense Training Seminar, January 2006

Speaker, “Recent Criminal Decisions of the United States Supreme Court,” In-House Seminar for the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court, November 2005

Speaker, “Recent Death Penalty Decisions in the United States Supreme Court,” Georgia Capital Defense Training Seminar, July 2005

Speaker, “Discovery in Georgia Death Penalty Cases,” Georgia Capital Defense Training Seminar, February 2005

Speaker, “Death Penalty,” Texas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Rusty Duncan Conference, San Antonio, June 2004

Speaker, “Transforming Practices and Legal Education” National Conference of Law Reviews, San Antonio, March 2004

Speaker, “Ethical Challenges in the Death Penalty,” Criminal Justice Act Continuing Legal Education Program, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2003

Speaker, “Probate, Guardianship, and Commitment Hearings,” Texas Judicial Academy New Judges Institute, January 2003

Speaker, “Probate, Guardianship, and Commitment Hearings,” Texas Judicial Academy Fall Judicial Institute, November 2002

Planner and Organizer, All Day Program on DWI Trials, Texas Judicial Academy Spring Judicial Institute (Joint Program of the Texas Tech Law School and the Texas Association of Counties) April 2002

Speaker, American Bar Association Appellate Judges Section Program, “Recent Developments in the Law of Church and State,” Hilton Head, South Carolina, April 2002

Speaker, Texas Center for the Judiciary Program, “An Overview of Legal and Medical Malpractice,” Austin, Texas, May 2002

Speaker, “How to Be a Happy and Healthy Member of an Unhappy and Unhealthy Profession,” West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association, January 2002

Speaker, “Texas Criminal Law and Procedure,” Texas Judicial Academy Program for Court Assistants, Austin, Texas, February 2002

Speaker, “Recent Developments in Access to Justice,” Texas Tech University School of Law CLE Ethics Program November 2001

Speaker, “Judicial Ethics,” Texas Association of Counties Spring Judicial Institute (March 2001)

Planner, Organizer, and Speaker, All Day Program on DWI Trials, Texas Judicial Academy Fall Judicial Institute (Joint Program of the Texas Tech Law School and the Texas Association of Counties) November 2001

Organized and spoke at Lubbock County Bar continuing legal education program on Communication Skills and Local Rules of Court, October 2000

Speaker, “Religious Faith and the Practice of Law,” Lubbock County Bar Association, January 2000

Speaker, Texas Tech "Stay Abreast of Law" Seminars 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997

Regular Speaker on Criminal Procedure and Judicial Ethics, Texas Association of Counties Judicial Education Institute (over 15 presentations between 1993 and 2003)

Regular Speaker on Legal Ethics, State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program and Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism (over 15 presentations since 1992)

Speaker, “Evidence,” Bench and Bar Conference of Eastern New Mexico, August 1999

Speaker, “Technology in the Courtroom,” Eastern New Mexico Inn of Court, 1997

Annual speaker on "Prosecutorial Ethics" to United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas, 1990-94

Speaker, “Ethics of Corporate Counsel,” Enron Corp. Law Conference, New Orleans May 1996, San Antonio, May 1997

Speaker on Legal Ethics for Lubbock County Bar Association (5 presentations between 1993 and 2001)

Speaker, on "Evidence" and "Torts" at twelve programs for trial judges sponsored by the Georgia Institute of Continuing Judicial Education 1984-87

Speaker, “Ethical Issues in Working with Law Students,” Houston County Bar Association, March 2017

Speaker, “The Death Penalty in Georgia,” Wesleyan College, September 2006

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