Faculty - Cayman Islands Winter Break Program
Resident Director: Stephanie A. Vaughan
Professor of Legal Skills and Interim Director for International Programs
Stetson University College of Law
Professor Vaughan graduated from Stetson in 1991, with honors, which included her receipt of the Outstanding Woman Law Graduate and Cecil and Augusta Bailey Scholarship Awards. While attending Stetson, Professor Vaughan served as comments editor of the Stetson Law Review and had a case note published in Volume 19-3, Municipal Immunity: A Historical and Modern Perspective. After graduating, Professor Vaughan practiced law in the Tampa Bay area for almost five years. Her practice consisted mainly of local government representation and employment discrimination litigation. Professor Vaughan was active in the Clearwater Bar Association, serving as President of the Young Lawyers Division, 1993-95. Additionally, she currently serves on the Barney Masterson Inn of Court Board of Directors. Before joining the Stetson law faculty as a full-time Legal Research and Writing Instructor, Professor Vaughan served as an Adjunct Professor for three semesters.
Deborah Barker Roye
Assistant Director of Legal Studies
Cayman Islands Law School
Deborah Barker Roye is a Barrister, called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994. She is a member of the Attorney General's Chambers in the Cayman Islands and remains a door tenant at the Chambers of Paul Mendelle QC and George Carter-Stephenson QC, 25 Bedford Row London, England.
Roye is the assistant director of legal studies at the Cayman Islands Law School. Prior to this, she was head of the post-graduate Professional Practice (Bar) Course at the law school, having been course co-ordinator and founding co-designer of the Bar Vocational Course at the College of Law in London.
She is an IATC and NITA qualified advocacy trainer and has been involved for over 15 years in training advocacy and related evidence and procedure to legal trainees, skills trainers and lawyers on professional practice courses and continuing professional development courses.
Roye is the author of two leading texts on Cayman Islands' law and procedure: Criminal Litigation in the Cayman Islands and Civil Litigation in the Cayman Islands (CILS Academic Press). She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Small Jurisdictions Service, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England.
John C. Knechtle
Professor of Law and Director of International Programs
Florida Coastal School of Law
Professor Knechtle is a co-founder and past president of the American and Caribbean Law Initiative (ACLI), the co-sponsor of the Cayman Islands Winter Break Program. He has served as a Fulbright Scholar and as an advisor to more than 30 foreign governments on a range of issues from constitutional law to international environmental law. He served as a consultant to the Organization of East Caribbean States (OECS) drafting biodiversity legislation implementing six multilateral environmental treaties related to biodiversity and marine and land protected areas legislation. As an international constitutional law expert, he has advised the drafters of more than 20 constitutions throughout the world.
Miller W. Shealy, Jr.
Associate Professor of Law
Charleston School of Law
Professor Miller W. Shealy, Jr. teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and seminars in the Law of the Sea and white collar crime. From 1985-1987, he was an Assistant Solicitor (state prosecutor) in the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office (Columbia, S.C.). From 1988 – 1995, he served in the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant State Attorney General in the appeals division and as Section Chief of the Capital Litigation Unit. He argued over 200 cases before State appellate courts. He also briefed and argued Yates v. Evatt, 500 U.S. 391 (1991) (a capital case). From 1995-2005, he served in the Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney where he coordinated a statewide corporate/investor fraud task force and served on the organized crime and drug enforcement task force (OCDETF). He was local counsel for the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice in the investigation and prosecution of suspected terrorists, Ali Seleh Kahlah al-Marri and Jose Padilla. In 2005, he received the "Director's Appreciation Award" from the Department of Justice. From 1995-2011, he taught at the National Advocacy Center of the Department of Justice on narcotics investigation, federal criminal practice and national security. He is the co-author of three books Computer and Intellectual Property Crimes (2003), South Carolina Crimes: Elements and Defenses (2009), and Criminal Procedure for South Carolina Practitioners (2011). Professor Shealy's article Lost in D.C., concerning passage of the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty, was published in November 2012 by the Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee of the ABA Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS). His article A Reasonable Doubt about "Reasonable Doubt" will appear in the Winter 2013 issue of the Oklahoma Law Review. He is working on two articles forthcoming in 2013: Lies, Damn Lies, and Police Interrogations and The Fourth Amendment Goes to Sea. He received both his J.D. and B.A. degrees from the University of South Carolina.
Cayman Islands Law School
Andrew Woodcock is a Senior Lecturer in law at the Cayman Islands Law School, specializing in Jurisprudence and the Law of the European Union. After completing his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees at the University of Queensland, he practiced as a solicitor and barrister in Queensland, the United Kingdom and Western Australia for over ten years, practicing mainly in the field of commercial litigation. After completing Masters Degrees in law from both the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology, he has taught law at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, the University of Queensland and the University of Dundee in Scotland. He has been a lecturer at the Cayman Islands Law School since August 2006, and was appointed Professional Practice Course Leader in 2010.
Andrew has published articles in legal journals in Europe and the United Kingdom on Jurisprudence, International Law and Equity.