SFIU > Faculty


The educational background, qualifications, and experience of the faculty and the names of any faculty or administrators who are members of the State Bar of California or who are admitted in another jurisdiction are as follows:

Matus Varga, Dean, First-Year Law Professor

  • Juris Doctor Equivalent, Comenius University, School of Law.
  • Diploma in Introduction to UK and EU Law, University of Cambridge.
  • Licensed New York attorney and legal educator 2012-2016.
  • Member of the Bar – State of New York.
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Florida State University College of Law

Daniel Ricciulli, Professor, Registrar

  • Juris Doctor, Nova Southeastern University, School of Law.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, International Relations/ Comparative Politics; University of Central Florida, Orlando.
  • Member of the Bar – State of Florida

James Gipson, Professor

  • Juris Doctor, St. Thomas School of Law.
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas.
  • Linguist, Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, 2005-2006.
  • Linguist, Drug and Enforcement Administration, 2006-2008.
  • Member of the Bar – State of Florida
  • Asylum Officer, New Orleans Asylum Office, LA, 2015-Present.