Frederick C. Moss, A.B., J.D., LL.M., Professor Emeritus of Law,
Kenneth L. Penegar, A.B., J.D., LL.M., Professor Emeritus of Law
Ellen K. Solender, A.B., J.D., Professor Emerita of Law
Walter W. Steele, Jr., LL.B., Professor Emeritus of Law
Harvey Wingo, B.A., M.A., J.D., Professor Emeritus of Law and Vinson & Elkins Distinguished Teaching Fellow Emeritus
John B. Attanasio, Judge James Noel Dean and Professor of Law and Judge William Hawley Atwell Chair of Constitutional Law, B.A., 1976, University of Virginia; J.D., 1979, New York University; Diploma in Law, 1982, University of Oxford (Oriel College); LL.M., 1985, Yale University. Dean Attanasio has taught at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Notre Dame Law School, where he also served as the John M. Regan, Jr., Director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies in 1991–92. He was dean of Saint Louis University School of Law in 1992–98. As a 1990 Fulbright Award recipient, Dean Attanasio delivered lectures on American constitutional law in Moscow and throughout the former Soviet Union. He has advised various legislative and judicial officials in emerging democracies in countries around the world. In addition, he arranged the first United States visit of five justices of the Russian Constitutional Court and accompanied them to Washington, D.C. He also organized a symposium on the South Africa constitutional transformation featuring three justices from that nation’s constitutional court. He has organized summits and other high-level meetings with justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, the European Court of Justice, the Italian Constitutional Court, the Russian Constitutional Court, the South African Constitutional Court and the German Constitutional Court. He is the principal investigator of the Rule of Law Forum, which brings high-level leaders to the United States for meetings with American counterparts in the Senate, Supreme Court, State Department, Federal Reserve Bank, etc. He is the former co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Out-of-the-Box Committee on the future of American legal education. He is co-editor-in-chief of The International Lawyer and sits on the board of the Appellate Judges Educational Institute. Dean Attanasio has taught constitutional law, First Amendment, civil procedure, torts and jurisprudence. He is co-author (with Norman Redlich, Joel Goldstein and the late Bernard Schwartz) of Constitutional Law and Understanding Constitutional Law, and he has written numerous articles for legal journals, including the New York University Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, Georgetown Law Review and the American Journal of Comparative Law. He has written and lectured in the areas of international law, constitutional law, federalism, the global financial crisis, religion and law in society, human genetic engineering, and legal education.
Roy Ryden Anderson, Vinson & Elkins Fellow and Professor of Law, B.A., 1966, Texas Christian University; J.D., 1969, Southern Methodist University; LL.M., 1975, Yale University. A former notes and comments editor of the Journal of Air Law and Commerce,Professor Anderson has served at SMU School of Law as executive director of the criminal justice program, assistant dean, associate dean and senior associate dean for Academic Affairs. He teaches in the areas of contracts, commercial law and commercial remedies. He is the author of numerous law journal articles and a two-volume treatise entitled Damages Under the Uniform Commercial Code (1988; 2d ed. 2003). He also is co-author of three volumes of the Texas Litigation Guide and of Anderson, Bartlett and East’s Texas Uniform Commercial Code Annotated (2002, 2006). Professor Anderson is a member of the American Law Institute and a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He has served as a member of the American Law Institute Consultative Group on the revision of Uniform Commercial Code Article 2 and as a commentator for the American Bar Association subcommittee of advisers to the UCC Article 2 Drafting Committee. Professor Anderson was a member of the State Bar of Texas committee that prepared the bill analysis of UCC Article 1 for the Texas Legislature and currently chairs and is the reporter for the Texas Bar committee that is preparing a bill analysis of UCC Articles 2 and 2A for the Texas Legislature.
Maureen N. Armour,Co-Director of Civil Clinic and Associate Professor of Law, B.A., 1970, University of California, Santa Cruz; M.S.W. (administration), 1974, University of California, Berkeley; J.D., 1981, Southern Methodist University. Following graduation, Professor Armour was a law clerk to Judge Barefoot Sanders, federal district judge, Northern District of Texas. Professor Armour has been a partner in the litigation section of the Dallas law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. Professor Armour has served at Dedman School of Law since 1989 as a member of the faculty and as associate dean for Clinical Education. Professor Armour currently codirects the Civil Clinic and teaches civil rights litigation. Professor Armour’s research interests and publications focus on judicial discretion and the role of advocacy in constitutional decision-making.
Jeffrey Bellin, Assistant Professor, B.A., 1995, Columbia University; J.D., 1999, Stanford University. After graduating from law school, Professor Bellin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Following his clerkship, Professor Bellin served as a prosecutor with United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he argued a number of significant cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the D.C. Court of Appeals, including: U.S. v. Geraldo, 271 F.3d 1112 (D.C. Cir. 2001); U.S. v. Smith, 267 F.3d 1154 (D.C. Cir. 2001); Fisher v. U.S., 779 A.2d 348 (D.C. 2001); Foreman v. U.S., 792 A.2d 1043 (D.C. 2002); and Brown v. U.S., 818 A.2d 179 (D.C. 2003) (trial counsel). Professor Bellin also practiced with the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins, where he handled complex civil litigation and pro bono matters, including the successful representation of two teenage brothers seeking political asylum in the United States. Immediately before joining SMU, Professor Bellin was a senior attorney for the California Courts of Appeal. Professor Bellin teaches and writes in the areas of evidence, criminal law and criminal procedure. His most recent scholarship critiques the complex array of legal rules that influence the decisions of criminal defendants to testify or remain silent at trial. He has published articles in a number of prestigious journals and has articles forthcoming in the Cornell Law Review and the Boston University Law Review.
Misty Birdsong, Lecturer, B.A., 1998, Baylor University; J.D., 2002, Southern Methodist University. While in law school, Ms. Birdsong was valedictorian, editor in chief of SMU Law Review, Outstanding First Year Student and a member of Order of the Coif. Following graduation, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Keeton of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts before working as an associate at Baker Botts LLP. Ms. Birdsong teaches in the areas of legal research, legal writing and advocacy.
Lackland H. Bloom, Jr., Professor of Law, B.A., 1970, Southern Methodist University; J.D., 1973, University of Michigan. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif, as well as administrative editor of the Michigan Law Review, Professor Bloom was a law clerk to Chief Judge John R. Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He later was associated with the Washington firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. A specialist in constitutional law, he has recently published articles concerning affirmative action and the intersection of freedom of speech and copyright. He recently completed a book on constitutional interpretation. Professor Bloom teaches courses in constitutional law, freedom of speech and religion, and copyright.
William J. Bridge, Associate Professor of Law, B.S.F.S., 1970, J.D., 1974, Georgetown University. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and of the Georgetown Law Journal, Professor Bridge was assistant dean and adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center before accepting the Jervey Fellowship in Foreign Law from Columbia University in 1976–78. He studied at the Faculties of Letters and of Law at the University of Caen, France, in 1970–71 and at the French Court of Cassation, the French Council of State and the French Center for Comparative Law in 1977–78. In 1984 and 1986, Professor Bridge was a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Fluent in French, he teaches criminal law and procedure, evidence, professional responsibility, comparative law, and law and literature. He publishes and pursues research in evidence, professional responsibility, criminal procedure and foreign law.
Alan R. Bromberg, University Distinguished Professor of Law, A.B., 1949, Harvard University; J.D., 1952, Yale University. Professor Bromberg has been a senior fellow of the Yale law faculty and visiting professor at Stanford Law School. He is an author of numerous authoritative publications, including Bromberg and Lowenfels on Securities Fraud and Commodities Fraud (2nd edition, seven volumes); Bromberg and Ribstein on Partnership (four volumes); Bromberg and Ribstein on Limited Liability Partnerships, the Revised Uniform Partnership Act and the Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (2001); and numerous articles on tax, partnership, corporate, securities and commodities law. A life member of the American Law Institute, he is a former chair of the Law School Publications Advisory Board of Matthew Bender & Co. and sits on the editorial boards of three corporate and securities reviews. He has drafted substantial parts of the Texas corporate, partnership and securities statutes. He is active on six American Bar and Texas Bar committees in his areas of interest. He is a director and co-chair of the Legislative Committee of the Texas Business Law Foundation. He practiced law in Dallas before joining the SMU faculty in 1956, has been associated with two law firms, and now consults with other firms or acts as an expert witness. He teaches courses primarily in business associations, securities regulation and corporate planning.
Michaela Cashen,Senior Lecturer,B.A., 1981, Augustana College; J.D., 1984, University of Illinois. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Cashen was a practicing registered nurse in Illinois. After graduation from law school, she practiced law as an associate with the Dallas firm of Johnson, Bromberg & Leeds, where she focused on commercial litigation, employment law and construction law. She then served as in-house counsel with Texas Instruments, focusing primarily on real estate law. Before joining the SMU full-time faculty, she taught legal software and online legal research for a number of years in Dallas. At SMU, she currently teaches primarily in the areas of legal research and legal writing. In addition to her first-year legal research and writing classes, Ms. Cashen teaches a graduate course on perspectives of the American legal system for international Master of Laws students. She also teaches a Texas Bar Exam essay-writing workshop twice a year, prior to both the February and July bar exams.
Anthony J. Colangelo, Assistant Professor of Law, B.A., 2000, (Phi Beta Kappa) Middlebury College; J.D., 2003, (Order of the Coif) Northwestern University; LL.M., 2006, Columbia University; J.S.D., 2009, Columbia University. Professor Colangelo’s scholarly and teaching interests are in the fields of conflict of laws, civil procedure, U.S. foreign relations law, and private and public international law. His scholarship has been selected multiple times for presentation at the prestigious Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum and has been published in top general and international scholarly journals. His articles have also been cited and quoted in a number of high-profile cases at the U.S. Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court levels as well as in a recent U.S. Military Commission ruling regarding, among other things, the extraterritorial application of U.S. law implementing the U.N. Torture Convention to Chuckie Taylor (son of former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor), the proper exercise of universal jurisdiction in relation to Alien Tort Statute claims by South African plaintiffs against corporations alleged to have been complicit in apartheid-era abuses by the South African government, and Salim Hamdan’s (Osama bin Laden’s driver) challenges to U.S. Military Commission jurisdiction. Prior to coming to SMU, Professor Colangelo held an Associate-in-Law research and teaching fellowship at Columbia Law School. Before Columbia, he worked as a litigation associate at the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP in the New York and Rome offices. Following law school, where he was notes editor of the Northwestern University Law Review, Professor Colangelo clerked for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Nathan Cortez, Assistant Professor of Law, B.A., 1999, University of Pennsylvania; J.D., 2002, Stanford University. Professor Cortez teaches and writes in the areas of health law, Federal Drug Administration law and administrative law. His scholarship focuses on the formal and informal regulation of emerging international markets in health care and biotechnology. His first major article, published in the Food and Drug Law Journal, analyzes how the Food and Drug Administration has regulated press releases by FDA-regulated companies, setting forth a framework for predicting when the FDA might assert jurisdiction and describing the First Amendment limitations to the FDA’s authority. His second major article, published in the Indiana Law Journal, scrutinizes the legal, ethical and policy implications presented when patients travel to foreign jurisdictions for medical care. He wrote a follow-up article comparing the medical liability regimes between countries that attract medical tourists, which will be featured in a symposium on cross-border health care sponsored by the Wisconsin International Law Journal. Professor Cortez has also written articles for the Computer & Internet Lawyer, the Journal of Payment Systems Law and the American Bar Association’s National Institute on White Collar Crime, and he contributed a chapter for the book Preclinical Safety Evaluation of Biopharmaceuticals. Before joining the SMU law faculty, Professor Cortez practiced with the Washington, D.C., law firm Arnold & Porter, where he represented medical technology clients in administrative, legislative, litigation and corporate matters, with a special emphasis on health care fraud and abuse, FDA enforcement and health privacy. While at Arnold & Porter, Professor Cortez litigated pro bono cases with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and was a board member of the D.C. Hispanic Bar Foundation. In 2006, he was a visiting assistant professor at Rutgers-Camden Law School. He teaches courses in administrative law, health law, FDA law and the legislative process.
Gregory S. Crespi, Professor of Law, B.S., 1969, Michigan State University; M.S., 1974, George Washington University; Ph.D., 1978, University of Iowa; J.D., 1985, Yale Law School. Prior to joining the faculty at SMU, Professor Crespi served in the White House as the senior counsel for the Council of Economic Advisers under both the Reagan and Bush administrations. Dr. Crespi also practiced law for several years with the firms of Debevoise & Plimpton and Davis, Hockenberg specializing primarily in securities law. He is the author of two books on securities law and of a number of articles on law and economics, securities regulation, contract law, disability rights and other topics. Professor Crespi teaches in the areas of contract law, law and economic analysis, business enterprise, and corporate finance and acquisitions.
Ruth A. Cross, Associate Dean for Administration, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy Program, B.A., 1975, University of Texas at Austin; J.D., 1978, University of Texas School of Law. After graduation, Ms. Cross worked in the Dallas offices of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld and Arter & Hadden as a litigator, with an emphasis on appellate practice, and clerked for the Dallas Court of Appeals. She is heavily involved in creating the research project that serves as the basis for the Jackson Walker Moot Court Oral Advocacy Competition and serves as faculty adviser to the Jackson Walker Moot Court Board. She teaches courses in Texas pretrial procedure, Texas trial and appellate procedure, and legal research, writing and advocacy. She taught legal research and writing as an adjunct at SMU from 1984 until 1999 before joining the faculty on a full-time basis.
Gail M. Daly, Associate Dean for Library and Technology and Associate Professor of Law, B.A., 1968, M.A., 1969, University of Michigan; J.D., 1989, University of Minnesota. A managing editor of the Minnesota Law Review, Professor Daly was a law librarian at the University of Minnesota and a visiting associate for law with the Research Libraries Group at Stanford University. In 2004, Professor Daly was appointed by President George W. Bush to the National Museum and Library Services Board. She teaches a course on advanced legal research and copyright.
William V. Dorsaneo, III, Professor of Law and Justice John and Lena Hickman Distinguished Faculty Fellow, B.A., 1967, University of Pennsylvania; J.D., 1970, University of Texas. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Grand Chancellor of the Order of Chancellors and a member of the Order of the Coif, Professor Dorsaneo was a litigation specialist in Dallas after graduation from law school. He is the principal author of the 26-volume Texas Litigation Guide published by Matthew Bender & Company and the co-author of the five-volume Texas Civil Trial Guide, as well as three casebooks entitled Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure, Texas Pre-Trial Litigation and Texas Trial & Appellate Litigation, and several other volumes on Texas litigation. He publishes monthly commentaries on tort and insurance law in the Texas Torts Update and the Bad Faith Law Update. He has written numerous articles on tort law, insurance law and civil procedure. He is a frequent teacher on civil trial and appellate practice and litigation at continuing education seminars. He is board certified in civil appellate law and is an active member of the Advisory Committee to the Texas Supreme Court, a member of the American Law Institute and chair of the Texas Supreme Court’s Task Force for Revision of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.
Beverly C. Duréus, Senior Lecturer, B.A., 1983, Drake University; J.D., 1986, Drake University Law School; Th.M., 1999, Dallas Theological Seminary; D.Min. candidate, SMU Perkins School of Theology. Ms. Duréus teaches legal research, writing and advocacy, and her scholarship interests and teaching experiences also include civil procedure, evidence, alternative dispute resolutions and an integration of religion and jurisprudence. At Drake University Law School, Ms. Duréus was a member of the National Order of the Barristers and Phi Alpha Delta, served as the chairman of the moot court board and obtained numerous awards for oral advocacy. Prior employment experiences include working for the chief judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa; associate professor of law at Drake Law School; partner at Chapman & Reese, P.C.; chair of the Ecclesiastical Section at White & Wiggins LLP (now the Dallas branch of Adorno, Yoss, White & Wiggins); and associate at Gardere & Wynne LLP. She is the president and founder of Katallasso Ministries International and a faculty adviser to the Black Law Students Association and the Christian Legal Society. She is the former president of the Dallas Association of Black Women Attorneys and a member of the William MacTaylor American Inn of Court, Dallas Bar Foundation Fellow, Who’s Who in American Law Schools, American Association of Law Schools, J.L. Turner Legal Association, and Dallas and American bar associations.
Linda S. Eads, Associate Professor of Law, B.A., 1971, American University; J.D., 1975, University of Texas. Professor Eads teaches and writes in the areas of evidence, trial advocacy, legal ethics, constitutional law, and women and the law. She has received the University United Methodist Church Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, the University Golden Mustang Teaching Award and the Law School’s Don Smart Teaching Award. From January 1999 to August 2000, Professor Eads served as deputy attorney general for litigation for the state of Texas. In this position, she directed the state’s civil litigation and supervised more than 300 lawyers in the 10 civil litigation divisions in the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Prior to joining the Law School faculty, Professor Eads served as trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Tax Division. In this capacity, she prosecuted and investigated tax evaders, tax protestors and drug dealers throughout the United States. While at the Department of Justice, Professor Eads received the attorney general’s Special Commendation Award and twice was honored with the department’s Outstanding Attorney Award. In 2007, she received the President’s Award from the Texas State Bar for outstanding service to the state bar. In 2009, Professor Eads received the Lola Wright Foundation Award from the Texas Bar Foundation, an award given each year to a lawyer in Texas who excelled in promoting legal ethics in the state.
David G. Epstein, Professor of Law, B.A., 1964, J.D., 1966, University of Texas at Austin; LL.M., 1969, Harvard University. Professor Epstein has been teaching at Southern Methodist University for six years. At the Dedman School of Law, he has taught business enterprises, contracts, creditors’ rights, property, sales and secured transactions. He has also taught to undergraduate students Baseballs, Body Parts and Rosa Parks, an interdisciplinary course that shows how economics, history, philosophy and sociology affect judicial and legislative approaches to 21st century property law problems; and God and Caesar, a course at the SMU Perkins School of Theology on legal issues that a leader of a congregation might encounter. He also works as counsel to the law firm of Haynes and Boone. Before moving to Dallas, Professor Epstein was a tenured law professor at the University of Alabama Law School, University of North Carolina Law School and University of Texas Law School; dean at the University of Arkansas Law School and Emory Law School; and a visiting professor at 10 other law schools, including Georgetown, Harvard, Michigan, New York University and the University of Chicago. Professor Epstein also spent almost 10 years as a partner in the Atlanta office of international law firm King & Spaulding. He is the author or co-author of numerous casebooks and texts used by law students around the country.
Julia P. Forrester, Professor of Law, B.S.E.E., 1981, J.D., 1985, University of Texas at Austin. Professor Forrester joined the law faculty in 1990 after practicing as a real estate attorney with the Dallas firm of Thompson & Knight. She served the Law School as associate dean for Academic Affairs in 1995–96. She has published articles on real estate finance, predatory lending and bankruptcy law, and she received the 1995 John Minor Wisdom Award for Excellence in Legal Scholarship for her first predatory lending article. She joined Edward Chase as co-author of Property Law: Cases, Material, and Questions in its second edition forthcoming. She teaches in the areas of property, real estate transactions and land use.
Jeffrey M. Gaba, Professor of Law, B.A., 1972, University of California, Santa Barbara; J.D., 1976, Columbia University; M.P.H., 1989, Harvard University. Professor Gaba specializes in environmental law. In law school, Professor Gaba was Notes and Comments editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. Following law school, he was a law clerk to Chief Justice Edward Pringle of the Colorado Supreme Court. Prior to joining the faculty at SMU, he was an attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund and with the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Professor Gaba has published numerous articles on environmental law and is the author of Environmental Law (West Black Letter Series) and co-author of the treatise The Law of Solid Waste, Pollution Prevention and Recycling. He teaches environmental law and related courses, property and administrative law.
Christopher H. Hanna, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Law, B.S., 1984, J.D., 1988, University of Florida; LL.M., 1989, New York University. Professor Hanna has been a visiting professor at the University of Texas School of Law, the University of Florida College of Law and the University of Tokyo School of Law and a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and the Japanese Ministry of Finance. In 1998, Professor Hanna served as a consultant in residence to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. From June 2000 until April 2001, he assisted the U.S. Joint Committee on Taxation in its complexity study of the U.S. tax system; from May 2002 until February 2003, he assisted the joint committee in its study of Enron; and, upon completion of the study, he continued to serve as a consultant to the Joint Committee on Tax Legislation. During 2000, he served as a tax adviser to the presidential campaign of George W. Bush. Prior to coming to SMU, Professor Hanna was a tax attorney with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Steptoe & Johnson. His primary duties included tax planning for partnerships and corporations on both a domestic and international level, and also tax controversy. He has received the Dr. Don M. Smart Teaching Award for excellence in teaching at the SMU Law School on seven separate occasions. In 1995, he was featured in Barrister magazine, a publication of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, as one of “21 young lawyers leading us into the 21st century” (special profile issue 1995). He has authored numerous articles in various areas of taxation including international taxation, corporate taxation, partnership taxation and tax accounting. Professor Hanna’s first book is entitled Comparative Income Tax Deferral: The United States and Japan, published in July 2000. He coauthored a second book entitled Corporate Income Tax Accounting, which was published in fall 2007. He is the associate editor of The International Lawyer, the faculty adviser to the Asian-American Law Students Association and a faculty adviser to the SMU Corporate Counsel Symposium (sponsored by the SMU Law Review). He is a member of the American Law Institute.
Patricia S. Heard, Senior Lecturer,B.A., 1980, University of Texas at Arlington; J.D., 1983, University of Texas. While in law school, Ms. Heard was a member of the Texas Law Review. Prior to joining the law faculty at SMU, Ms. Heard was an attorney with several different firms in the Dallas area, specializing primarily in transaction work and civil litigation. In addition, she was in-house counsel for a large corporation in Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Heard currently teaches legal research, writing and advocacy, and also serves as a co-executive editor of The International Lawyer.
JoAnn A. Hubbard, Senior Lecturer, B.S. (pharmacy), University of Oklahoma; J.D., 1987, University of Oklahoma. While in law school, Ms. Hubbard was articles editor of the Oklahoma Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. Prior to joining the SMU faculty in 2000, she was an associate in the Dallas office of Jones Day. After practicing for several years, she joined an independent Texas banking group as its vice president and general counsel. In 2003, she was the assistant director of the SMU Dedman School of Law Corporate Directors’ Institute. Her current teaching area is legal research, writing and advocacy.
Jeffrey Kahn, Assistant Professor of Law, B.A., 1994, Yale University; M.Phil., 1996, Oxford University; D.Phil., 1999, Oxford University; J.D., 2002, University of Michigan. Professor Kahn’s doctoral dissertation was published by Oxford University Press as Federalism, Democratization, and the Rule of Law in Russia (2002). Following graduation, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas P. Griesa of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Professor Kahn was a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice from October 2003 until April 2006, litigating a nationwide docket of constitutional, statutory and administrative law issues. In 2005, he was briefly detailed to the Criminal Division to conduct research in Russia on Russian criminal procedure for the Justice Department’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training. In fall 2006, that office sent him to Armenia to advise senior officials of the Armenian Ministry of Justice. During the spring 2006 term, Professor Kahn served as an adjunct assistant professor of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Professor Kahn was named the 2007–08 teaching fellow by SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and a 2008–09 Colin Powell Fellow at John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. His articles have been published in the Michigan Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Michigan Journal of Law Reform, the Review of Central and East European Law, the Georgetown Journal of International Law and the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. Professor Kahn teaches and writes on American constitutional law, Russian law, human rights and counterterrorism.
Ndiva Kofele-Kale, University Distinguished Professor of Law, B.A., 1970, Beloit College; M.A., 1972, Ph.D., 1974, J.D., 1984, Northwestern University. Professor Kofele-Kale was a visiting professor of law at SMU for the spring 1988 term, on leave from the faculty of the University of Tennessee School of Law. He became a full-time member of the faculty of the SMU School of Law in the fall 1989 term and was an associate editor of The International Lawyer in 1990–96. He teaches courses in the areas of public and private international law.
D. Aaron Lacy, Associate Professor of Law, B.S., 1993, University of Maryland University College; J.D., 1996, University of Florida; LL.M., 2003, American University. Professor Lacy has taught at the George Washington University Law School and Barry University School of Law. Professor Lacy has delivered lectures on critical race theory, employment law and employment discrimination in England, Germany and throughout the United States. He has helped organize national and regional legal scholarship conferences throughout the United States. Professor Lacy has taught employment law, employment discrimination, critical race theory, contracts and criminal law. He has written numerous articles for legal journals, including Nebraska Law Review, Santa Clara Law Review, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Texas Wesleyan Law Review, Detroit Mercy Law Review and St. Thomas Law Review.
Henry J. Lischer, Jr., Professor of Law, B.B.A., 1967, J.D., 1970, University of Iowa; LL.M. (taxation), 1974, New York University. Professor Lischer has published tax articles in various academic and professional journals and tax management portfolios for the Bureau of National Affairs. He is co-author of five volumes of West’s Legal Forms, Estate Planning, and co-author of five volumes of West’s Texas Forms, Estate Planning. He has participated in numerous continuing legal education programs on the subjects of taxation and estate planning. He serves as the admissions examiner of the U.S. Tax Court, Washington, D.C. He was elected a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel in 1987 and elected an academic fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel in 2002. He has served as professor in residence on the staff of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C., and he has been a visiting faculty member at Georgetown University; the University of Konstanz, Germany; the University of Otago, New Zealand; and distinguished visiting chairholder at the University of Alabama. He teaches taxation of property dispositions, tax accounting, tax practice and professional responsibility, taxation and fiscal policy, and the basic federal income taxation course.
John S. Lowe, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Energy Law, and George W. Hutchison Chair in Energy Law, B.A., 1963, Denison University; LL.B., 1966, Harvard University. A Maxwell Fellow in Malawi in 1966–69, Professor Lowe practiced law privately in Columbus, Ohio, in 1970–75. He then became a member of the faculty at the University of Toledo, where he served as assistant and associate professor in 1975–78. He joined the faculty of the University of Tulsa in 1978 as professor and associate director of the National Energy Law and Policy Institute. Professor Lowe has been a visiting professor at the University of Texas, was the distinguished visiting professor of natural resources law at the University of Denver in 1987 and was the Visiting Judge Leon Karelitz Chair of Oil and Gas Law at the University of New Mexico in 1996. He is a former chair of the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Law of the American Bar Association and a former president of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He is author of Cases & Materials on Oil & Gas Law, Oil & Gas Law in a Nutshell and International Petroleum Transactions. Professor Lowe teaches courses on oil and gas, and oil and gas contracts. He also teaches as an honorary lecturer and principal research fellow of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law at the University of Dundee, Scotland, and as a senior fellow of the faculty of law at the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is an international legal adviser in the Commercial Law Development Program of the United States Department of Commerce, a member of the bars of Texas, Oklahoma and Ohio and a member of the commercial arbitration panels of the American Arbitration Association, the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution and the International Chamber of Commerce.
George A. Martinez, Professor of Law, B.A., 1976, Arizona State University; M.A. (philosophy), 1979, University of Michigan; J.D., 1985, Harvard University. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Professor Martinez was a teaching fellow in the department of philosophy at the University of Michigan in 1979–81 and a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at Texas Christian University in 1981–82. He was a litigation associate with the Chicago firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt in 1985–88 and with the San Francisco firm of Morrison & Foerster in 1988–91. Professor Martinez has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Illinois and has presented papers at numerous universities including Yale University, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Buenos Aires. Professor Martinez has published numerous law review articles in the areas of federal courts, critical race theory and jurisprudence. His work has been reprinted in a number of leading anthologies on critical race theory. He is an editor of A Reader on Race, Civil Rights and American Law: A Multiracial Approach. He is associate editor of Law and Business Review of the Americas. Professor Martinez teaches in the areas of civil procedure, complex litigation, federal courts and jurisprudence.
Thomas Wm. Mayo, Associate Professor of Law, B.A., 1971, Amherst College; J.D., 1977, Syracuse University College of Law. After law school, where he was editor-in-chief of the Syracuse Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif, Professor Mayo was an associate with the Rochester, New York, firm of Nixon Peabody LLP, after which he served as a law clerk to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was then associated with the Washington, D.C., firm of Covington & Burling, where he practiced in the areas of antitrust, securities fraud, communications and election law. Since coming to SMU in 1984, Professor Mayo has taught civil procedure, federal courts, land use law, family law, business torts, constitutional law I and II, legislation, and administrative law. He currently teaches health care law, bioethics and law, law, literature and medicine, nonprofit organizations, and torts. He is a founding fellow in the American Health Lawyers Association, the editor of the Medical Humanities Series of the SMU Press, a fellow in the Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture, and a long-time member of the Council of the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. He has twice been awarded the SMU Law School’s Dr. Don M. Smart Award for Teaching Excellence (1987, 1997), and in 1988–89 he received the University’s Outstanding Community Volunteer Award. He received the Dallas County Medical Society’s 2002 Heath Award for outstanding leadership and contributions to medicine, and the 2007–08 SMU President Associates Award as the outstanding member of the University’s faculty. He is also an adjunct associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School, of counsel to Haynes and Boone, and the poetry columnist for the Dallas Morning News. Since 2005, Professor Mayo has been director of SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility.
Joseph W. McKnight, Larry and Jane Harlan Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Law, B.A., 1947, University of Texas; B.A., 1949, B.C.L., 1950 and M.A., 1954, Oxford University; LL.M., 1959, Columbia University. Professor McKnight is an authority in the fields of legal history and family and marital property law. He has written extensively on the Spanish legal influence on American jurisprudence and is completing a book, Legal Persistence and Change, which deals with the law of succession on the Hispanic frontier of North America. He and his co-author William A. Reppy, Jr., published the 10th edition of their casebook Texas Matrimonial Property Law in 2006. Professor McKnight acted as general editor and author of Creditor’s Rights in Texas (1st ed. 1963). In 2007, Professor McKnight published the 41st in a series of annual surveys of the Texas law of husband and wife and family property law. In 1967, he was a professor at the University of Edinburgh, and, in 1976, he was a visitor at the University of Salamanca. He is a leader in law reform and was a principal draftsman of the Texas Family Code, Texas homestead and antiquities legislation, revisions of the Texas Constitution and a federal statute on historical preservation. He served as a member of the board of directors of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (1963–66), as vice president of the American Society for Legal History (1966–68) and as a member of its board of directors (1967–75), and as a member of the executive council of the Texas State Historical Association (1988–91). In 1999, he completed a 23-year stint as a trustee of the San Jacinto Museum of History Association, and he has served on the advisory board of the Institute of Texas Cultures. He delivered the Stair Society lecture in Edinburgh in 1976, and he was named an Academico (honoris causa) of the Academia Mexicana de Derecho Internacional in 1988. Professor McKnight served SMU School of Law as associate dean for Academic Affairs in 1977–80. In annual surveys of developments of Texas law, Professor McKnight has covered the law of Texas family property in the SMU Law Review for the last 43 years. He is currently the general editor and one of the authors of the forthcoming The History of the Texas Supreme Court.
Xuan-Thao Nguyen, Professor of Law, B.A., 1990, Oberlin College; J.D., 1995, Northeastern University School of Law. Professor Nguyen is an authority in intellectual property and commercial law. She practiced intellectual property law relating to both corporate transactions and litigations at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and Pryor, Cashman, Sherman & Flynn, both of New York City. She is registered to practice with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Her law review articles have been cited by the courts in In re Steelbuilding.com, 415 F.3d 1293 (Fed. Cir. 2005); Interstellar Starship Services, Ltd v. Epix, Inc., 304 F.3d 936 (9th Cir. 2002); Times Mirror Magazines, Inc. v. Las Vegas Sports News, 212 F.3d 157, 175 (3d Cir. 2000); Blue Nile, Inc. v. Ice.com, Inc., 478 F.Supp.2d 1240 (W.D. Wash. 2007); Pharmacia Corp. v. Alcon Laboratories, Inc., 201 F.Supp.2d 335 (N.J.D.C. 2002); and EMSL Analytical, Inc. v. Testamerica Analytical Testing Corp., 2006 WL 892718 (D.N.J. April 4, 2006). She has published in the areas of intellectual property, secured financing, bankruptcy and taxation. Her articles have appeared in several journals, including the North Carolina Law Review, the Georgia Law Review (twice), U.C. Davis Law Review (twice), the Hastings Law Journal, the Tulane Law Review, the Wake Forrest Law Review, the Washington & Lee Law Review, the George Mason Law Review, the American University Law Review (twice), the Loyola Chicago Law Journal, the Albany Law Review, the Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property Journal and the Loyola Chicago Consumer Law Review. Professor Nguyen has also published two treatises, Intellectual Property Taxation (BNA 2003) (co-author with Professor Jeffrey A. Maine) and Intellectual Property, Software & Information Licensing: Law And Practice (BNA 2007) (co-author with Professors Robert Gomulkiewicz and Danielle Conway-Jones). In addition to the treatises, Professor Nguyen has published two casebooks, Intellectual Property Taxation: Cases & Materials (Carolina Academic Press 2004) (co-author with Professor Jeffrey A. Maine) and Licensing Law: Theory and Practice (ASPEN 2007–08) (co-author with Professors Robert Gomulkiewicz and Danielle Conway-Jones). In 2007, Professor Nguyen was invited to become the founder of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and director of the Intellectual Property Law Department at Vietnam National University Faculty of Law in Hanoi, Vietnam. She has lectured and presented papers on intellectual property and commercial law at institutions such as Vanderbilt, University of Texas, George Washington, University of Washington, Boston University, American University, University of Florida, UNCITRAL (Vienna), Association of American Law Schools (Conference on Commercial Law and annual meeting), American Intellectual Property Law Association, American Bar Association-American Law Institute and Practicing Law Institute. She has served as a member of the planning committee for several terms with the International Trademarks Association, organizing two INTA annual meetings. She organizes and chairs the annual SMU Emerging Intellectual Property Law Symposium. Professor Nguyen continues to write and teach in the interdisciplinary areas of intellectual property, commercial law, Internet law, taxation and bankruptcy.
Joseph Jude Norton, Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Financial Institutions, Professor of Law, and James L. Walsh Faculty Fellow , A.B., 1966, Providence College; LL.B., 1969, University of Edinburgh; LL.M., 1970, University of Texas; S.J.D., 1973, University of Michigan; Diplôme (droit privé), 1976, Hague Academy of International Law; D.Phil. (law), 1995, Oxford University. Professor Norton primarily teaches domestic and international business and banking-related courses along with courses on international economic development law. He holds the James L. Walsh Distinguished Faculty Fellowship and Professorship in Financial Law at the School of Law, where he has been a tenured full professor of law since 1981 and an adjunct professor since 1973. He jointly held the Sir John Lubbock Professorship in Banking Law at the University of London from 1993 until 2005, and he was the Cameron Professorial Fellow in Banking Law at London in 1988–93. In the spring 2005 term, he held the Nomura Distinguished Visiting Professorship in International Financial Systems at the Harvard Law School. In 1999–2001, he held the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished University Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, where he was co-founder of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law. He currently holds visiting university professorships at the Peking University Law Faculty and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He previously held a chaired visiting professorship at the Banking Law Center, University of Johannesburg (RAU) South Africa; a visiting professorial fellowship at the Mandela Institute, Wits University, Johannesburg; and a professorial fellowship in financial law and institutions at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (London). In addition, he held a visiting professorship position at the University of Muenster Law Faculty for eight years, and he was a visiting professor at Soochow University Law Faculty, Taipei. He was the editor-in-chief on the International Lawyer journal for 14 years, and he is currently editor-in-chief of the Law and Business Review of the Americas. He is general editor of three major international book series, and he sits on the advisory boards of five international journals. In September 2001, he was honored with a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Stockholm in recognition of such accomplishments; and in 2005, he was awarded an earned LL.D. degree from the University of London for his writings in 1996–2001. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy (law) degree in international banking from Oxford University, and a Doctor of the Science of Law degree in international and European Community law from the University of Michigan Law School. He has published more than 50 books and 150 articles on related subjects, and he has lectured on banking and finance law, international business law, financial sector reform and corporate/enterprise governance issues worldwide. He has practical experience with international and domestic (U.S.) banking and capital markets transactions; international financial regulatory matters; bank, corporate and asset restructuring; asset securitization; and enterprise governance respecting small, medium-sized, “publicly held” and multinational enterprises. He has consulted with a broad range of governmental and intergovernmental authorities worldwide, including the World Bank; the International Monetary Fund; the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; the Korean government; the South African Development Community; the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; the Bank of Thailand; the Bank of England; and the Czech, Estonian and Mauritian banking authorities. He has served as a member of the World Bank/IMF Core Consultative Group Bank Insolvency Initiative and of the London Financial Law Panel, and is currently on the Banking Panel of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission. He also has served as an academic consultant to the Latin American Association of Bank Supervisors and to the International Association of Deposit Insurers, and as an adviser with respect to the Thai, Korean and Indonesian financial crises in the mid-1990s. He has successfully supervised over 40 Ph.D. (law)/S.J.D. students during the past two decades and is currently supervising or cosupervising four doctoral students. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Commercial Lawyers and the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law, and he holds the Martindale Hubbell AV (highest professional lawyer) rating. He has served as a corporate/banking partner (director) of a major Texas law firm; as a consultant to several other major Texas law firms, working for two of these at their London offices; as a member of the American Bar Association and Texas Banking committees; as a council member of the ABA’s International Law and Practice Section; and as a member of the United Kingdom/International Chamber of Commerce Banking Committee. He is founder and director of SMU’s Institute of International Banking and Finance and of the reactivated SMU Law Institute of the Americas. For 10 years, he was the director of SMU’s annual Institutes of Banking Law, Commercial Lending and Finance, and of Lender Liability, and for four years, of SMU’s Bankruptcy Law Institute. He is a former president, and for 11 years, a member of the board of directors of the North Central Texas Legal Service (for the poor). He is the founder and executive director of the London (now Global) Forum for International Economic Development Law. He has produced 55 books and more than 155 articles, and he has presented more than 120 papers in 26 countries. His current research interests concern global and U.S. financial sector reform, the reform of international economic and financial institutions/arrangements, comparative and global corporate governance issues, and inadvertent liabilities in enterprise relationships. His most recent books include: Law, Culture and Economic Development: A Liber Amicorum for Professor Roberto MacLean (2007); Corporate Governance Post-Enron: Comparative and International Perspectives (2006); Universalism v. Multilateralism: Policy Challenges for the 21st Century (2005); Festschrift for Sir Joseph Gold (2002);and Financial Sector Law Reform in Emerging Economies (2000).
Victoria Palacios, Associate Professor of Law, J.D., 1975, University of Nebraska College of Law. Professor Palacios held the Hastie Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin College of Law in 1975–77; she taught at the University of Utah College of Law in 1977–83 and as an adjunct professor in 1983–88. She has been on the faculty of the National Institute of Corrections since 1987 and has written an NIC monograph, Parole Law (1990, revised 1994). In 1983–90, Professor Palacios was a member and, for two years chair, of the Utah Parole Board. In 1990–91, she was a visiting associate professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School. She teaches in the areas of torts and criminal justice.
Ellen Smith Pryor, Associate Provost and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Homer R. Mitchell Endowed Professor in Commercial and Insurance Law, B.A. (history), 1978, Rice University; J.D., 1982, University of Texas. Professor Pryor was editor-in-chief of the Texas Law Review and a member of Chancellors and Order of the Coif. She received awards for outstanding student, student scholarship and best law review note. She served a judicial clerkship to the Honorable Carl McGowan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, following which she was in a civil law practice in Dallas for four years. She was the recipient of the 1985 Dallas Bar Association Pro Bono Award of the Year and the 1986 State Bar of Texas Frank Scurlock Award for delivery of legal services to the poor. Professor Pryor joined the faculty of the SMU School of Law in 1986 and was a visiting professor at the University of Texas School of Law in 1992–94. She teaches in the areas of torts, compensation theory and insurance law. She is a co-author of two torts casebooks, The Law of Torts (West Publishing Company, 4th edition, with Christie, Meeks and Sanders) and Advanced Torts (West Publishing Company, with Christie, Meeks and Sanders), and has published numerous articles on tort, insurance and disability compensation. She is a member of the American Law Institute and an adviser to the Restatement (Third) of Torts. In 2006, she was appointed an associate provost for SMU. She is the recipient of the SMU Scholar-Teacher Award, SMU’s Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Award, the Dedman Law School’s Don Smart Teaching Award and the 2006 American Bar Association Robert B. McKay Outstanding Law Professor Award.
C. Paul Rogers, III, Professor of Law and former Dean, B.A., 1970, J.D., 1973, University of Texas; LL.M., 1977, Columbia University. Professor Rogers practiced law in Pennsylvania before accepting the Krulewitch Fellowship for graduate law study from Columbia University Law School. He subsequently joined the faculty of Loyola University of Chicago and came to SMU in 1980. He has published articles in the area of antitrust law, contracts, commercial law, regulated industries and legal history and has coauthored an antitrust casebook, Antitrust Law: Policy & Practice, now in its fourth edition. He has also taught courses in contracts, antitrust law, business torts and sales of goods transactions and served SMU School of Law as associate dean for Academic Affairs in 1982–86 and as dean in 1988–97. Professor Rogers is the University athletic representative, representing SMU before the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Conference USA, and he recently completed a term on the NCAA’s Academic, Eligibility and Compliance Cabinet.
Meghan Ryan, Assistant Professor of Law, A.B., 2002, Harvard University, J.D., 2005, University of Minnesota. Professor Ryan received her A.B., magna cum laude, in chemistry from Harvard University in 2002. In 2005, she earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and received the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Scholarship and Leadership Award. She was a member of both the Minnesota Law Review and the Minnesota Journal of Global Trade. After graduation, Professor Ryan clerked for the Honorable Roger L. Wollman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She also worked as an associate in the trial group at the Minneapolis-based law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, where she focused her practice on commercial and intellectual property litigation. Prior to joining the SMU faculty, Professor Ryan taught criminal law, advanced criminal procedure and sales at the University of Minnesota Law School. Her current research focuses on the Supreme Court's evolving standards of decency jurisprudence and the impact of evolving technology on criminal procedural norms. Professor Ryan teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, torts, and law and science.
Daniel W. Shuman, M.D. Anderson Foundation Endowed Professor in Health Law, B.S., 1969, J.D., 1972, University of Arizona. An editor of the Arizona Law Review, a member of the Order of Coif and the recipient of the University of Arizona Foundation Outstanding Law Senior Award, Professor Shuman served as a legal aid attorney in Tucson and later as assistant attorney general of Arizona in Phoenix, with responsibility in a variety of areas, including mental health law. He is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles in the fields of mental health law and evidence, including Clinical Manual of Psychiatry and Law (2007); Fundamentals of Forensic Practice: Mental Health and Criminal Law (2005); Experts in Court: Accommodating Law, Science and Expert Knowledge (2005); Predicting the Past: The Retrospective Assessment of Mental States in Civil and Criminal Litigation (2002); Justice and the Prosecution of Old Crimes: Balancing Legal Psychological and Moral Considerations (2000); Conducting Insanity Defense Evaluations (2000); Law, Mental Health, and Mental Disorder (1996); Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence (1986; 2d ed. 1994; 3d ed. 2005); Doing Legal Research: A Guide for Social Scientists and Mental Health Professionals (1996); The Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege (1987); and Law & Mental Health Professionals: Texas (1990; 2d ed. 1997; 3d ed. 2004). Professor Shuman received the 1988 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award for the outstanding contribution to the literature on forensic psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law for his book Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence. In 2005, he received the American Academy of Forensic Psychology Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a member of the American Law Institute and serves on the advisory boards of numerous professional journals and institutes, and he is an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of North Texas. He teaches in the areas of torts, evidence, law and social science, and psychiatric and psychological evidence.
Mary B. Spector, Co-Director of Civil Clinic, Director of Consumer Law Project and Associate Professor of Law, B.A., 1979, Simmons College; J.D., 1986, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Professor Spector is a 2009 recipient of the Association of American Law Schools Clinical Section's Bellow Scholar Award, the University’s Golden Mustang Teaching Award and the Law School’s Don Smart Directed Student Research Award. She was a law clerk to Judge Jerry Buchmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas before joining the Dallas law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld as an associate. She served as a member of the adjunct faculty from fall 1991 to spring 1995. During that time, she served as a supervising attorney with the SMU Legal Clinic and as a field instructor with the SMU/Legal Services of North Texas externship program. She has served on the board of directors of several community organizations and as a member of the Consumer Law Section Council of the State Bar, the Legal Education Subcommittee of the Texas Access to Justice Commission and the United States District Court Advisory Committee for the Northern District of Texas. She teaches consumer law, codirects the Civil Clinic and directs the Consumer Advocacy Project. Professor Spector has published articles in the area of property law and consumer credit, and she is currently working on a project involving empirical research regarding consumer debt litigation.
Marc I. Steinberg, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Rupert and Lillian Radford Chair in Law, A.B., 1972, University of Michigan; J.D., 1975, UCLA; LL.M., 1977, Yale University. Following law school, Professor Steinberg served as law clerk to Judge Stanley N. Barnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and as legislative counsel to U.S. Senator Robert P. Griffin. He subsequently served as special projects counsel and confidential legal adviser to the general counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Before joining the SMU law faculty, Professor Steinberg was professor of law at the University of Maryland School of Law, visiting professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, visiting associate professor at the National Law Center, George Washington University, and adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. In addition, he has lectured and consulted on company law in Australia, China, England, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Sweden and Taiwan. He also has held the title of visiting professorial fellow in international securities regulation for the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at the University of London, as well as visiting professor of law at Heidelberg University. Professor Steinberg is the author of more than 125 law review articles as well as 20 books. He is editor-in-chief of the Securities Regulation Law Journal and co-editor-in-chief of The International Lawyer. He is on the advisory board of The Journal of Corporation Law and is a member of the American Law Institute. He teaches in the corporate and securities law areas.
Joshua C. Tate, Associate Professor of Law, B.A. 1996, Pomona College; M.A., 2000, M.Phil., 2001, Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; J.D., 2002, Yale Law School; Ph.D., 2009, Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Professor Tate is a graduate of the Yale Law School, where he was executive editor of both the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of International Law. During law school, he worked as a summer associate for Jenner & Block in Chicago and Debevoise & Plimpton in New York and Moscow. Following a clerkship with the Hon. Carlos F. Lucero of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, he served as the Ribicoff Fellow at the Yale Law School in 2003–04 and as a Golieb Fellow at New York University Law School in 2004–05. He has been a full-time faculty member at SMU Dedman School of Law since the fall of 2005 and has also been a visiting faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He earned his Ph.D. in history from Yale in 2009. Professor Tate’s research and teaching is concentrated in the areas of legal history, property, and wills and trusts. He has written articles on modern inheritance law and the legal history of ancient Rome, medieval Europe and 19th century America for such journals as the Journal of Legal History, Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, Journal of Law and Religion, U.C. Davis Law Review, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Journal and Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte. He has given invited presentations at numerous academic conferences, colloquia and workshops both in the United States and abroad. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar, the American Bar Association (Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section), the American Society for Legal History, the Selden Society and the Society for Medieval Canon Law, among other professional organizations. He is currently engaged in a study of the development of property rights and remedies in medieval England, focusing on advowson litigation.
Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Professor of Law, B.A., 1976, College of William and Mary; J.D., 1979, Southern Methodist University. Professor Thornburg teaches and writes in the area of civil procedure and alternative dispute resolution. Drawing on her experience with civil rights and commercial litigation, her scholarship focuses on the procedural fairness of the litigation process, especially at the pleadings, discovery and jury charge stages. She also writes and speaks in the areas of comparative procedure, online dispute resolution, and the intersection of law and culture. Professor Thornburg's articles have appeared in law reviews at Virginia, U.C. Davis, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Michigan, Texas, Wisconsin, Duke, Fordham, Oregon, Missouri, Houston, West Virginia, Edinburgh and SMU. She is the co-author (with Professor Dorsaneo) of a study guide for civil procedure, has two Texas procedure casebooks and has contributed chapters to books on civil procedure issues in consumer law, sports law, computer law and classic civil procedure cases. She teaches civil procedure, conflict of laws, complex litigation, Texas procedure, remedies and an advanced procedure seminar.
Jenia Iontcheva Turner,Associate Professor of Law,B.A. (international relations), 1999, Goucher College; Caplan Scholar, Cambridge University, 1997–98; J.D., 2002, Yale Law School. At Yale Law School, Professor Turner was a Coker Fellow and articles editor for the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of International Law. In 2000, she was a summer clerk at the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and, the following summer, she worked at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Houston and the New York and Paris offices of Debevoise & Plimpton. In 2002–04, Professor Turner served as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, where she taught legal research and writing and comparative criminal procedure. Her teaching and scholarship interests include criminal law and procedure, comparative and international public law, and European Union law. Her first book, Plea Bargaining Across Borders, was published in 2009. Her articles have appeared in the Virginia Law Review, Michigan Law Review, American Journal of Comparative Law, Stanford Journal of International Law, Virginia Journal of International Law, Chicago Journal of International Law, and Federal Sentencing Reporter.
Jessica Dixon Weaver, Assistant Professor, B.A. 1992, University of Pennsylvania; J.D., 1995, University of Virginia. While at the University of Virginia School of Law, Professor Weaver served as notes development editor of the Virginia Law Review. She began her legal career in 1995 with the national firm of Littler Mendelson and eventually began a solo practice in 1997. She practiced in the area of juvenile, employment and business law before coming to SMU Dedman School of Law in 2002. Professor Weaver was the first director of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic, where she taught an interdisciplinary course and supervised law students who served as guardian and attorney ad litems for abused and neglected children. Professor Weaver was promoted from lecturer to senior lecturer before joining the tenure track faculty at the Law School in 2009. She is an active member of the legal scholar’s community, selected as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Children and the Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Family and Juvenile Law Section. She is also a member of the SALT/LatCrit Faculty Development Workshop Planning Committee. Professor Weaver’s first article, The African-American Child Welfare Act: A Legal Redress for African-American Disproportionality in Child Protection Cases, was published by the Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy in the 2008 spring symposium issue. She was featured as a child welfare expert by "NBC Nightline News" and "News Hour with Jim Lehrer" regarding the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints Eldorado compound child removal in Texas. Her second article, The Texas Mis-Step: Why the Largest Child Removal in Modern U.S. History Failed, is the lead article in spring 2010 issue of the William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law. She is currently working on several articles, including Capturing the Psychological Abuse of Children with the Principle of Subsidiarity, Special Education & Juvenile Delinquents: The Forgotten Youth and Family and Race in Post-Obama America. Professor Weaver was recently honored in 2009 as an Extraordinary Minority in Texas Law by the Texas Lawyer.
Peter Winship, Trustee Professor of Law and James Cleo Thompson, Sr., Professor of Law, A.B., 1965, LL.B., 1968, Harvard University; LL.M., 1973, University of London (London School of Economics); candidate for the J.S.D., Yale University. Professor Winship teaches primarily in the areas of domestic and international commercial law.
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James T. Jacks
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Brent M. Rosenthal
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