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                                                            Tom Regnier Appeals, P.A., Miami Beach, Florida

                                                                                                            Appeals Attorney, 2015 to present

                                                            Conroy, Simberg, Ganon, Krevans, et al., P.A., Hollywood, Florida,

                                                                                                            Associate, Appellate Division, 2012-2015.

                                                            Office of the Public Defender, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Miami, Florida,

                                                                                                           Assistant Public Defender, Appellate Division, 2004-2008, 2011-12.

                                                            The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois,  Adjunct Professor, 2010-2011.

                                                            U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois,

                                                                                                           Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable Harry Leinenweber, 2009-2010.

                                                            University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida

                                                                                                            Adjunct Professor, Instructor, 2003-2008.          

                                                            Third District Court of Appeal of Florida, Miami, Florida,

                                                                                                            Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable Melvia Green, 2003-2004.


Education:

LL.M., 2009, Columbia Law School, New York, New York. Honors: Harlan F. Stone Scholar.

J.D., 2003,  University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida. Honors: Summa Cum Laude; Senior Articles Editor, University of Miami Law Review; National Moot Court Team; Order of the Coif.

Research Interests: criminal law and procedure (focusing on jury system, death penalty, sentencing, drug prohibition, treason, and race), constitutional law, scientific evidence.

Teaching Interests. Courses: Criminal Procedure; Criminal Law; Constitutional Law; Evidence; Civil Procedure; Death Penalty.

Seminars: Scientific Evidence; Constitutional Interpretation; Sentencing; Fourth Amendment; Shakespeare and the Law.

Contact: Thomas.Regnier@gmail.com

Views expressed through this website are strictly the author's and do not represent the official positions of any institution with which the author is or has been affiliated.

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In this speech to Florida's Constitution Revision Commission on September 4, 1997, Tom Regnier warned the Commission not to succumb to the arrogance of power in considering amendments to the state constitution. Published in the Journal of the James Madison Institute, May/June 1998.  203k v. 1 May 11, 2016, 5:33 PM Tom Regnier
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Analyzes the Supreme Court's holding that psychiatric testimony regarding a defendant's "future dangerousness" is admissible in death penalty sentencing, despite the American Psychiatric Association's admission that psychiatrists' future dangerousness predictions are wrong two thirds of the time. (29 pages)     Jun 18, 2011, 9:58 PM Tom Regnier
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Argues that it is the perception that paraphernalia sellers are mocking the community by openly encouraging drug use, especially to children, that stirs the wrath of legislators and police. The article offers a peaceful solution to the war on drug paraphernalia. (35 pages)   May 28, 2011, 8:22 PM Tom Regnier
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Examines the many ways in which legal thought, legal imagery, and legalistic scenes and subplots are woven into Shakespeare's plays and poetry, especially Hamlet. The article considers whether the author of these works may have had sophisticated legal training. (45 pages)   May 28, 2011, 8:36 PM Tom Regnier
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Explores the Founders' view that juries in criminal cases had the right to decide "both law and fact" -- a principle known today by the misleading term, "jury nullification." (53 pages)  May 28, 2011, 7:19 PM Tom Regnier
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Book Review: "Shakespeare Beyond Doubt: Evidence, Argument, Controversy"; Paul Edmondson, Stanley Wells, editors. Cambridge University Press, 2013, 284 pages. "First, the book’s central message is that Shakespeare’s works are not to be read as having any connection with the author’s life. While the relationship between an author’s life and his works would seem to be a worthy topic for exploration and discussion, the authors of SBD are adamant that it is not debatable. Nevertheless, the book accuses its opponents of dogmatism." (Review published in "Shakespeare Matters," Summer 2013, 8 pages).  129k v. 1 Jul 20, 2013, 1:30 PM Tom Regnier
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THIS DOCUMENT TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE WHILE BEING REVISED. Did Henry V have a legal claim to the throne of France that justified his invading France to win the Battle of Agincourt in 1415? This PowerPoint unravels the Archbishop of Canterbury's argument (immortalized in Shakespeare's Henry V) regarding Henry's claim and the "Salic Law."    Feb 27, 2013, 8:10 PM Tom Regnier
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Tom Regnier is interviewed by Shakespeare Underground moderator Jennifer Newton, who says, "In this fascinating interview with attorney Tom Regnier, we look at how Shakespeare uses the law in the plays and Sonnets, why scholars and lawyers have claimed that Shakespeare had legal training, and — surprisingly — how themes of English law run throughout the play Hamlet. The examination of early modern English law offers unexpected insights into Hamlet’s madness, Ophelia’s breakdown and burial, and the infamously tempestuous relationship between Hamlet and his mother, Queen Gertrude." (approx. 1 hr. 20 min.)  May 6, 2012, 9:04 AM Tom Regnier
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Discusses ecclesiastical law regarding suicide, law of homicide, and law of property and inheritance, as they inform the plot and augment important themes in the play. The article also connects some of the legal issues in Hamlet to the life of its author (26 pages).  May 4, 2012, 8:44 PM Tom Regnier
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In memory of the great teacher and legal scholar, John Hart Ely, 1938-2003. (3 pages)  May 28, 2011, 8:47 PM Tom Regnier
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Discusses ways in which the Supreme Court has allowed our Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures to deteriorate in order to accommodate drug prohibition policy. (34 pages)  May 28, 2011, 8:06 PM Tom Regnier