The College of Law is proud to offer an unusually rich set of course offerings taught by adjunct professors. These instructors, though not on the regular faculty of the law school, bring a diversity of experiences and talents to the school and a very high degree of professional accomplishment and expertise.
Tia Gibbs is the College of Law's director of bar success. Gibbs works with members of the administration and faculty to provide support and direct programming for students and graduates as they prepare for the bar exam. She develops and implements academic initiatives to improve bar passage, oversees required data collection and reporting related to bar passage and bar exam performance, and evaluates data to improve programming. Gibbs formerly worked at St. Thomas University College of Law, where she most recently served as the director for academic success and previously served as associate and assistant professor of academic success. Prior to joining St. Thomas, Gibbs was a mediator with the Temperance Mediation Legal Group and the supervising attorney of the mediation/loss mitigation department at Brock & Scott, PLLC. She is a member of the Florida Bar and Georgia Bar, and is a registered mediator in appellate, domestic violence, family, divorce, and civil in Alabama. Gibbs will be teaching Professional Responsibility this summer.
Marshall Kapp was educated at Johns Hopkins University (B.A.), George Washington University Law School (J.D. with honors), and Harvard University School of Public Health (M.P.H.). Now a professor emeritus, he was founding director of the Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, with faculty appointments as professor, Department of Geriatrics, FSU College of Medicine, and professor of medicine and law in the FSU College of Law. He also was affiliated with the FSU Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy. He is editor emeritus of the Journal of Legal Medicine, a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the American College of Legal Medicine (ACLM), and a recipient of GSA’s Kent Award and the ACLM Gold Medal Award. Kapp will be teaching Medical Malpractice this summer.
Jared Lee is a 2007 honors graduate of Florida State University College of Law. He spent nearly a decade at Morgan & Morgan in the consumer protection department before becoming the managing partner of Jackson Lee | PA. His practice currently focuses on consumer-related litigation, representing consumers in both state and federal court. As an outgrowth of his extensive litigation experience, Lee has served as a two-term chair of The Florida Bar’s Consumer Protection Committee and is currently a state chair for Florida with the National Association of Consumer Advocates. He’s also been called upon to appear on radio and television broadcasts as a specialist in consumer issues. Lee will be teaching Consumer Protection Law this summer.
Ruth Lee practices in the area of insurance and reinsurance. Her practice focuses on first-party and third-party insurance coverage, litigation and counseling. Before joining Phelps Dunbar, she served as an intern to the Honorable James R. Wolf, Judge of the First District Court of Appeal, Florida. Lee will be teaching Consumer Protection Law this summer.