Faulkner University

DR. MONICA JAYROE'S VITA

CONTACT INFORMATION
OFFICE:
ADDRESS: Faulkner University
304-G Greer Hall
5345 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, Alabama 36109
OFFICE PHONE: 334-386-7483
E-MAIL: mjayroe@faulkner.edu

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
Juris Doctor. (1998) Jones School of Law.

Law degree. General legal education.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice (2005) University of Cincinnati.

Degree Plan in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Criminology.
Demonstration Project: Environmental Criminology and Enhancing
Workplace Safety in Private Law Offices

Bachelor of the Arts. (1994) University of Alabama- Huntsville.

Degree plan in English with a minor in history.

High School Diploma (1987), Lee High School, Huntsville, Alabama.

College preparatory and advanced placement curicculum.

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS & LICENSURE STATUS:
Alabama State Bar Association (1999 - Present).
Admitted to the practice of law in the State of Alabama as a member in good
standing with no disciplinary actions or suspensions.

United States District Courts of Alabama (1999 - Present)
Admitted to practice in the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of
Alabama as a member in good standing with no disciplinary actions or
suspensions.

United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (1999- 2001).
Admitted in April 1999 and held this designation while in private practice.
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (1999 - Present).

CONTINUING EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (RECENT):
Continuing Education:
ABICLE: Trial Skills and Trial Advocacy (2007); The law of Easements (2006, 2007). Real Estate Law (2005, 2006); ABICLE: Appellate Practice (2006, 2007); CLE: Condemnation and Eminent Domain (2004, 2005, 2006); ABICLE: Research & Writing (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006).

Publications:
Jayroe, Monica, et al. "Converting a Traditional Classroom Course into an On-Line Format." AafPE Conference Materials, 2007.

Jayroe Monica, et al. "Creating PowerPoint Visual Aids for Classroom
Use". AafPE Conference Materials, 2005.

Jayroe, Monica. "Drafting Specific Motions" Advanced Legal Drafting for
the Paralegal. Eau Claire, WI: Institute for Paralegal Education, 2001.

Jayroe, Monica. "Custody Issues and Law Enforcement". Institute for
Criminal Justice Education, 2006, 2007.

Speaking Engagements:
October 2007 Baltimore, Maryland. AafPE Conference Presenter. "Converting a traditional classroom
course into an On-line format."

September 2007 Wetumpka, Alabama. "Child Custody Issues and Law Enforcement." ICJE Seminar.
Drafter and Presenter.

February 2006 Wetumpka, Alabama. "Child Custody Issues and Law Enforcement." ICJE Seminar.
Drafter and Presenter.

June 2006 Montgomery, Alabama. "The Real Costs of Crime Victimization" Presented for the Blue-
Gray Montala Civitan Club.

October 2005 Tampa, Florida AafPE Conference Presenter. "Creating PowerPoint Visual Aids for
Classroom Use."

October 2003 Montgomery, Alabama. "The Proper Use of Grammar in Legal Writing - and Everywhere
Else." Presenter and author of all information. A Continuing Legal Education Seminar for the Legal Secretaries Association of Central Alabama (LSACA).

December 14, 2001 Montgomery, Alabama. Advanced Legal Drafting for the Paralegal. Sponsored by: Institute for Paralegal Education. Presenter and Author: "Drafting Specific Motions". Presenter: "Complex Legal Writing" and "Trial Documents".

SPECIALIZATION AREAS:
Education: Criminal Justice and Paralegal Education.
Legal Practice: Civil Defense Litigation; Eminent Domain.

CURRENT EXPERIENCE
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Legal Studies. Faulkner University. (August 2007 - Present).
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Legal Studies. Faulkner University. (August 2001 - Present).
Adjunct Professor of Legal Studies. Faulkner University. (July 1999 - August 2001).

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:
Of Counsel (Attorney). Nix, Holtsford, Gilliland, Higgins & Hitson, P.C.
Montgomery, Alabama (October 2002 - Present).

Associate Attorney. Nix, Holtsford, Gilliland, Higgins & Hitson, P.C.
Montgomery, Alabama (April 1999 - August 2001).

Paralegal. Nix, Holtsford, Gilliland, Higgins & Hitson, P.C.
Montgomery, Alabama (August 1995 - April 1999).

Legal Assistant. Martinson & Beason, P.C. Huntsville, Alabama
(May 1991 - July 1995).

ACTIVITIES: UNIVERSITY SERVICE:
Faulkner University:
Committee Assignments: Excellence in Teaching, Committee Chairman. (2006- 2007; 2007- 2008;
and Current). Athletics & Academics Committee, Member. (2005- 2006; 2006-2007;2007-2008). Faith & the Academy, Member (2006- 2007; 2007 - 2008; and Current). Student Welfare Committee, Member (2001-2002; 2002 -2003; 2003-2004). Ad Hoc Committee to Study Pledgeship, Legal Advisor (2003-2004).

Other:

Participant in "Faith & the Academy" Faculty Reading and Discussion program.

Faculty Advisor/Mentor: Senior Thesis, Great Books Honors College.

Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, Chapter Advisor (2001-2002; 2002-2003; 2003-2004; 2004-2005; 2005-2006; 2006-2007; 2007-2008; and current).

Lambda Eplison Chi, National Paralegal Honor Society, Chapter Advisor (2006-2007; 2007-2008; and current).

Jones School of Law: Trial and Moot Court Competitions. Participated as a witness (2000); Participated as a judge (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007). Jones School of Law Women's Student Section, Guest Speaker and Mentor.

Participant in "Scout University" October 2001, March 2002, October 2004; An Introduction to the Legal World. A merit badge program for the Girl Scouts of Central Alabama.

ACTIVITIES: COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Alabama State Bar Association: Member of the Volunteer Lawyers -provide pro bono legal services for the indigent (1999-2000, 2000 - 2001, 2001- 2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004- 2005, 2005- 2006, 2006-2007, 2007 - 2008).

Alabama Association of Community Corrections, Board Member (2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005).

Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles, Professional Intern (2001-2002).

Montala Civitan Club: Social Committee Chairman (1999-2000); President Elect (2001-2002); President (2002-2003, 2003-2004); Past President (2003-2004, 2004- 2005). Father Walters Home - Resurrection Catholic Ministries - Volunteer Recreational Reader for Disabled Children.

Landmark Church of Christ: Nursery Worker (2001 - 2003); Woman to Woman Ministry (2002 - 2006, Co-Chairman 2004- 2005); Substitute Sunday School Teacher for 3 Year Old Class (2001- 2003); Mary and Martha Ministry (2004-Present); Hospice Cooking Ministry (2004 - Present).

GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:
Courts for the 21st Century, MCJ 5360 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008).

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT:
Freshman/Sophomore Level Courses:
Introduction to Criminal Justice, CJ 1300 (2002, 2004).
Organization & Administration in Criminal Justice, CJ 2311 (2002, 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006).
Criminal Law, CJ 2331 (2001, 2002).
Introduction to Paralegalism, LS 1300 (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007).
Introduction to Legal Research, LS 1310 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
2006, 2007).
Computer Assisted Legal Research, LS 2335 (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007).
Evidence for Paralegals, LS 2341 (2002, 2003).
Tort Law, LS 2370 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007).
Property Law, LS 2320 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006).
Civil Procedure, LS 2340 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006).
Junior/Senior Level Courses:
Juvenile Justice, CJ 3304 (2001).
Community Relations, CJ 3302 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006).
Criminology, CJ 3301 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007).
Constitutional Law, CJ 3305 (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008).
Court & Court Procedures, CJ 4303 (2001, 2003, 2005).
Special Issues, CJ 4305 (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008).
Principles of Litigation, LS 3340 (2006, 2007).
Advanced Legal Writing, LS 3350 (2006, 2007).

Professional References
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