Professor Pamella Seay (pronounced Sea, like the ocean) is a 1997 Founding Faculty Member at Florida Gulf Coast University, where she teaches law-related courses in criminal law, constitutional law, and international law.
Professor Seay is an attorney, licensed to practice in Florida and South Carolina and is one of only 60 attorneys in Florida who have achieved Florida Bar Board Certification in International Law. She is a regular lecturer on international law and legal ethics, speaking in the US, and around the world, including Greece, Italy, China, England, Brazil and other sites. She is the author of a number of publications, focusing on international issues, including a textbook titled “International Travel and the Global Experience.” She is a Fulbright scholar, spending time in northern Africa studying globalization, and was a speaker on the USA Patriot Act at Oxford University Pembroke College.
Areas of Expertise (6)
University of South Carolina School of Law: J.D.
Stetson University College of Law: L.L.M., International Law
Kendall School of Design College of Art and Design: B.F.A., Graphic Design and Advertising
Selected Media Appearances (44)
More places in the US require proof of vaccination as delta variant spreads
Pamella Seay discusses vaccine passports.
Officers search for woman who tried using counterfeit cash at Fort Myers bar
Pamella Seay discusses the use of counterfeit cash.
SWFL lawyer says workplace vaccine requirements are legal
Fox 4 tv
Pamella Seay talks about vaccine requirements in the workplace.
Eviction moratorium to expire Saturday
Pamella Seay discusses the eviction moratorium.
AG Commissioner Fried announces gun license suspensions for those involved in Capitol insurrection
Pamella Seay discusses the push to punish suspects in the state accused of storming the Capitol on January 6th in Washington D.C. by taking away their concealed carry licenses.
Federal efforts have Floridians hopeful for recreational marijuana legalization in 2022
Pamella Seay discusses the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Law enforcement agitators could face jail time under new proposal
Pamella Seay discusses House Bill 11, the first bill filed for next year making it a crime to approach a police officer with the intent to harass or provoke them.
Cuban Americans look for ways to send aid to friends and family
Pamella Seay discusses the laws of boating in international waters.
No arrests made after protestors block traffic on I-75 amid Cuban protests
Pamella Seay discusses Governor Ron Desantis' "anti-riot" law.
For Smaller Landlords, Rent Moratoriums Just Pass The Payment Buck Up The Chain
Pamella Seay discusses the latest CDC-imposed moratorium extension.
FHP trooper caught on camera tasing a 16-year-old
Pamella Seay discusses a local case where a Florida Highway Patrol trooper was caught on camera tasing a teen.
Supreme Court rules in favor of teen who got in trouble for Snapchat post
Pamella Seay discusses first amendment rights.
Florida Supreme Court rejects marijuana ballot proposal
Pamella Seay discusses why the Florida Supreme Court rejected a proposed marijuana initiative that would allow Floridians to grow cannabis at home.
Celebrate carefully: Experts warn against posting COVID vaccination cards online
Pamella Seay talks about sharing personal information online.
Florida bill aims to prevent social media bans on politicians
Pamella Seay discusses if banning people from social media is legal.
Anti-vaccine passport order would not impact private businesses, experts say
Pamella Seay discusses vaccine passports.
New ‘vaccine passport’ could be start of quarantine-free international travel
Professor Pamella Seay discusses the concept of vaccine passports.
Some Florida educators disagree with DeSantis requiring flags at half staff for Rush Limbaugh
Pamella Seay discusses when the governor can require public buildings around the state to lower their flags to half staff.
Officers putting a stop to misdemeanor marijuana cases
Professor Pamella Seay discusses dismissing misdemeanor marijuana cases.
Holiday package phishing scam sent to thousands in SWFL
Pamella Seay discusses holiday phishing scams.
Courts force Governor DeSantis to release COVID-19 report
Pamella Seay discusses the law when it comes to releasing documents to the public.
Local Republicans support Florida becoming its own country
Pamella Seay talks about if it's possible for Florida to become it's own country.
Some Southwest Florida Republicans doubt election results
Pamella Seay discusses the results for the Presidential election.
Man arrested after trying to steal a Lee Tran trolley
Pamella Seay explains what specific arrest charges mean.
Robocalls argued in Supreme Court live teleconference
Court TV tv
Professor Pamella Seay discusses an exception to the law that could have consequences for enforcement.
Employers allowed to issue mandatory medical testing for coronavirus before employees return to work
Pamella Seay explains why employers are able to test for COVID-19.
This Is How To Buy Travel Insurance After The Pandemic
Pamella Seay discusses travel insurance in Forbes.
12-year-old dies in ATV accident in Collier County
Pamella Seay explains Florida ATV laws.
Random Amazon packages arrive on Cape Coral resident's doorstep
Pamella Seay discusses the "brushing" scam.
Regulating the state's hemp industry
Fox 4 tv
Pamella Seay discusses the "concerns over how [hemp] will be regulated within the state, how do we grow it, how do we produce it."
What's next in the Khyler Edman case?
Fox 4 tv
Pamella Seay discusses on the possible next step in a Charlotte County court case.
You won't be able to fly in the U.S. without a "Real ID" soon
Pamella Seay debunks false claims about the "Real ID."
Ad warning people of fake prescription drugs hits Southwest Florida
Pamella Seay wonders whether an ad filled with warnings is really a scare tactic.
Asheville airport officials want terminal to double in size. How will they pay for it?
Asheville Citizen-Times print
Pamella Seay, who teaches airport law, offers her thoughts on the growth opportunities for the Asheville Regional Airport.
Asheville woman in Trump rally incident suing conservative activist O'Keefe, Project Veritas
Asheville Citizen-Times print
Pamella Seay looks at whether first amendment media protections apply to Project Veritas.
Florida ranks number one for fraud complaints
ABC Action News tv
Pamella Seay looks to Florida's large temporary population as the reason for the high ranking for fraud complaints.
Scanning of driver's licenses causes privacy concerns for some
Fox 4 tv
Pamella Seay: the only reason to scan a license is to gather information besides age.
Bill proposes adding religion class to Florida public schools
Pamella Seay reviews the potential legal challenges for a proposed Florida bill.
Lee school board member wants graduates to remove caps when national anthem is played
The News-Press print
Pamella Seay: "Simply because they are students doesn't mean they don't have First Amendment rights."
Eight cases of fake money in last month across Southwest Florida
Pamella Seay demonstrates ways you can tell the difference between real and fake cash.
The First Amendment Implications of 3D-Printed Guns
Pamella Seay discusses 3D-Printed guns and their impact on interpretations of the 1st amendment.
Attacking A Law Enforcement Officer May Be Considered A Hate Crime Soon
Pamella Seay talks about The Protect and Serve Act and its cons.
How pro bono representations lead to paid work for lawyers
ABA Journal print
Pamella Seay discusses her pro bono work
Miami Man's Arrest Spurs ACLU Lawsuit Challenging Federal Immigration Enforcement
Pamella Seay joins to discuss the case of the arrest of Garland Creedle.
Selected Articles (4)
Sovereign Immunity For Public Airport OperatorsNational Academy of Sciences, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC,
Seay, P., Hodge, John Adams, and Seay, Kyle
2015 Sovereign Immunity for Public Airport Operations examines sovereign immunity as it applies to public airports that are owned and operated by units of local government or regional governmental authorities. This report summarizes the extent of sovereign immunity granted to airports from state to state.
Why Certification MattersInternational Law Quarterly
2007 Have you considered the possibility of becoming board certified in International Law? As a member of the International Law Section, you already acknowledge your interest in international law, and that your practice probably consists, at least in part, of providing advice on international legal issues. So, what’s keeping you from becoming board certified?
Practicing Globally: Extraterritorial Implications of the USA PATRIOT Act’s Money-Laundering Provisions on the Ethical Requirements of US Lawyers in an International EnvironmentSouth Carolina Journal of International Law and Business
2007 The.USA PATRIOT Act' adopted in October 2001 created, among many other provisions, the International Money Laundering Abatement and Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001. The purpose of this section, as stated in the Act, is to "prevent, detect and prosecute international money laundering and the financing of terrorism."' Recognizing that money laundering consists of at least $600,000,000,000 (600 billion US dollars) per year, representing from two to five percent of global gross domestic product, the impact on legitimate financial transactions and services is substantial. The international community deemed 'financing of terrorism' important enough to draft and 5 adopt a treaty on its suppression.
Accountants, Attorney-Client Privilege, and the Kovel Rule: Waiver Through Inadvertent Disclosure Via Electronic CommunicationDelaware Journal of Corporate Law
Al Pacini, Pamella Seay, and Raymond Placid
2004 Under certain circumstances, a lawyer may shield a non-testifying accountant or other business expert under the Kovel rule. This rule extends the attorney-client privilege to accountant-client communications and to work product when the accountant is hired to help in rendering legal services. The party claiming the privilege bears the burden of proving the existence of the factors required to sustain it. Various protective measures reviewed in this article are vital to preserve the extension of the privilege to accountants and other business experts.