John B. Attanasio, Judge James Noel Dean and Professor of Law and 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 from 1991-92. He was dean of Saint Louis University School of Law from 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, the Federal Reserve Bank, etc. He co-chairs the ABA’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 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, religion and law in society, human genetic engineering and legal education.
Roy Ryden Anderson, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Vinson & Elkins Distinguished Teaching 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, since 2003, as 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 ALI Consultative Group on the revision of UCC Article 2 and as a commentator for the ABA 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, 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 co-directs 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.
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, LL.P. 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 is presently completing 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 of and co-chairs the Legislative Committee of the Texas Business Law Foundation. He practiced law in Dallas before joining the SMU faculty in 1956, and he is senior attorney consultant to Hunton & Williams, LLP. He teaches courses primarily in business associations, securities regulation and corporate planning.
Regis W. Campfield, Marilyn Jeanne Johnson Distinguished Law Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law, B.B.A., 1963, Notre Dame University; LL.B., 1966, University of Virginia. An editor of the Virginia Law Review, Professor Campfield joined the SMU faculty after teaching at Notre Dame Law School. Prior to that time, he practiced with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Cleveland. He is a member of the American Law Institute, a fellow and past regent of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a former member of the executive council of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, as well as a member of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and past chair of its Committee on Tax Practice Management. He also is a member of the estate and gift tax, legal education and technology committees of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of its editorial board as well as a past regent and past member of its membership selection committee. He was formerly chair of the Committee on Tax Legislation and Regulations: Joint Property (Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law of the American Bar Association) and past editor of Probate Lawyer, the annual publication of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is the author of Estate Planning & Drafting, Estate & Gift Taxation and co-author of Taxation of Income, Fiduciary Tax Guide and Taxation of Estate, Gifts, & Trusts. He is also permanent chair of the Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute. For lifetime achievement, the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils presented Professor Campfield with its Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner award. He is also a “life” member of the American Law Institute and the Texas Bar Foundation. Professor Campfield has been a visiting professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. He teaches courses in wills, trusts, estate and gift taxation and estate 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 LL.M. 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. candidate, Columbia University. Professor Colangelo’s scholarship focuses principally on the law of jurisdiction as it relates to international and U.S. foreign relations law. His articles have appeared in the Harvard International Law Journal, the Virginia Journal of International Law, the Georgetown Journal of International Law and the Iowa Law Review. While in law school, Professor Colangelo was the note and comment editor for the Northwestern University Law Review. Following graduation from law school, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Ralph K. Winter, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. After his clerkship, Professor Colangelo was a litigation associate at the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP in New York. Prior to joining the SMU law faculty, Professor Colangelo was an associate-in-law at Columbia Law School. He teaches civil procedure, conflicts of laws and international law.
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, FDA 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, to be published in the Indiana Law Journal, scrutinizes the legal, ethical and policy implications presented when patients travel to foreign jurisdictions for medical care. He is writing 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 ABA’s National Institute on White Collar Crime, and he has contributed a chapter for a forthcoming 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 (MALDEF) 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 Advisors 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 pre-trial 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, Director of the Underwood Law Library 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.
Jessica R. Dixon, Director of the W.W. Caruth Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic and Senior Lecturer, B.A. 1992, University of Pennsylvania; J.D., 1995, University of Virginia. While at the University of Virginia School of Law, Ms. Dixon 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. As director of the W.W. Caruth Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic, Ms. Dixon teaches an interdisciplinary course and supervises law students who serve as guardians and attorneys ad litem for abused and neglected children. Ms. Dixon also coordinates seminars and child welfare symposiums that provide continuing education for attorneys and social workers in the child welfare field. Ms. Dixon is an active member of the local legal community, appointed as a member of the Dallas County Child Welfare Board, past co-chair of the Juvenile Justice Committee of the Dallas Bar Association and public policy member of TexProtects, a division of Prevent Child Abuse Texas. She also serves as a member of the Disproportionality Regional and Dallas Advisory committees for the Department of Family and Protective Services, which are committed to reducing the disproportionate number of African-American children in the Texas child welfare system. Ms. Dixon’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 spring 2008 symposium issue. She has recently been featured as a child welfare expert by NBC Nightline News and News Hour with Jim Lehrer regarding the removal of children from the compound of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints in Eldorado, Texas. She is currently working on several articles including The Texas Misstep: Why the Largest Child Removal in History Failed and Education of Juvenile Delinquents: The Forgotten Youth.
William V. Dorsaneo III, Chief Justice John and Lena Hickman Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law, 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 and 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. 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 UMC 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.
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 five 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 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 University of Chicago. Professor Epstein also spent almost 10 years as a partner in the Atlanta office of an 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 from 1995-1996. 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 is joining 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 University 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 (OECD) 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 SMU Law School on seven separate occasions. In 1995, he was selected and featured in Barrister magazine, a publication of the ABA 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 co-authored 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. 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. She teaches legal research, writing and advocacy.
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). While in law school, he served as a lecturer on European human rights law at summer training programs held in Moscow for Russian lawyers and sponsored by the Council of Europe. 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 served as a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice from October 2003 until April 2006, litigating a broad 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. During the spring 2006 term, Professor Kahn served as an adjunct assistant professor of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. In September 2006, he traveled to Armenia at the request of the U.S. Justice Department to advise the Armenian Minister of Justice and senior officials of the Armenian Ministry of Justice on criminal procedure issues. Professor Kahn was named the 2007-2008 Teaching Fellow by SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Professional Responsibility. His scholarship has been published in the Michigan Journal of Law Reform, the Review of Central and East European Law, the Georgetown Journal of International Law, the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law and is forthcoming in the UCLA Law Review. Professor Kahn teaches and writes on American constitutional law, Russian law, human rights and counterterrorism.
Ndiva Kofele-Kale, 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 term 1988, on leave from the faculty of the University of Tennessee School of Law. He became a full-time member of the faculty of SMU School of Law in the fall term 1989 and was an associate editor of The International Lawyer from 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. (in taxation), 1974, New York University. Professor Lischer has published tax articles in various academic and professional journals and four 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 subject of taxation and estate planning. He serves as the admissions examiner of the U.S. Tax Court, Washington, D.C. He is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and an academic fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and he has served as professor-in-residence on the staff of the chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. 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, George W. Hutchison Professor of Energy Law, B.A., 1963, Denison University; LL.B., 1966, Harvard University. A Maxwell Fellow in Malawi from 1966-69, Professor Lowe practiced law privately in Columbus, Ohio, from 1970-75. He then became a member of the faculty at the University of Toledo, where he served as assistant and associate professor from 1975-1978. 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 from 1979-81 and a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at Texas Christian University from 1981-82. He was a litigation associate with the Chicago firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt from 1985-88 and with the San Francisco firm of Morrison & Foerster from 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. Professor Mayo came to SMU in 1984 and has taught courses in civil procedure, federal courts, land use law, family law, business torts, constitutional law and administrative law and currently teaches courses in the areas of health care law; bioethics and law; law, literature and medicine; nonprofit organizations; and legislation. He has twice been awarded the law school’s Dr. Don M. Smart Award for Teaching Excellence, and he also has been awarded the University’s Outstanding Community Volunteer Award, the university’s President Associates Award as the outstanding tenured member of the university’s faculty and the Dallas County Medical Society’s 2002 Heath Award for outstanding leadership and contributions to medicine. He is also an adjunct associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School and the regular 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 Faculty 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 from 1963-66, as vice president of the American Society for Legal History from 1966-68, as a member of its board of directors from 1967-75 and as a member of the executive council of the Texas State Historical Association from 1988-91. In 1999, he completed a 23-year stint as a trustee of the San Jacinto Museum of History Association and has served on the advisory board of the Institute of Texas Cultures. He delivered the Stair Society lecture in Edinburgh in 1976 and 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 from 1977-80.
Frederick C. Moss, Associate Professor of Law, A.B., 1965, Georgetown University; J.D., 1968, Villanova University; LL.M., 1977, Harvard University. After serving as a prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., Professor Moss was a teaching fellow and lecturer at Harvard Law School. He has served on the faculty at many continuing legal education programs designed to teach trial skills to practicing lawyers, and, from 1980-1989, he was the director of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Southern Regional trial training program. He has contributed to a treatise on Texas evidence and often lectures at continuing legal education seminars on evidence and professional ethics topics. In 1990, he was a visiting professor at Cornell. Professor Moss has taught lawyering, criminal law, evidence, trial advocacy and professional responsibility, and he has directed the law school’s Criminal Clinic. He is the former director of the law school’s Lawyering Program.
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, and her articles have appeared in 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 2007-2008) (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), AALS Conference on Commercial Law, AALS Annual Meeting, AIPLA, ABA-ALI and PLI. 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, James L. Walsh Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Financial Institutions and Professor of Law, 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. 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 1993-2005, and he was the Cameron Professorial Fellow in Banking Law at London from 1988-1993. In the spring semester 2005, 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 helped co-found the Asian Institute of International Financial Law. He also currently holds visiting university professorships at the Peking University Law Faculty and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics; a chaired visiting professorship at the RAU Banking Institute, 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 and the annual Studies in International Financial, Economic and Technology Law. He is general editor of four major internal book series, and he sits on the advisory boards of six international journals. He is considered a leading expert in domestic (U.S.) and international banking and financial law and in financial sector law reform matters. In September 2001, he was honored with an LL.D. degree from the University of Stockholm in recognition of such accomplishments, and, in 2005, he was awarded an LL.D. degree from the University of London for his writings from 1996-2001. He has lectured on banking and finance law and financial sector reform worldwide, and he has published numerous books and articles on related subjects. He has practical experience with international and domestic (U.S.) banking and capital markets transactions, international financial regulatory matters, bank corporate and asset restructuring and asset securitization. He also has consulted on financial sector law reform issues with a range of governmental and intergovernmental authorities worldwide, serving currently as a member of the World Bank/IMF Core Consultative Group on its Bank Insolvency Initiative and an academic consultant to the International Association of Deposit Insurers and having served as an academic consultant to the Latin American Association of Bank Supervisors. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Commercial Lawyers, and he holds the Martindale Hubbell AV (highest professional lawyer) rating. He was a corporate/banking partner of a major Texas law firm and has served as a consultant to several other major Texas law firms, and he has served as a member of the ABA and Texas banking committees, a council member of the ABA’s International Law and Practice Section and a member of the UK/ICC Banking Committee. He is founder and director of SMU’s Institute of International Financial, Economic and Technology Law and of the reactivated SMU Law Institute of the Americas, and, for 10 years, he was the director of SMU’s annual institutes of Banking Law, Commercial Lending and Finance and of Lender Liability. He is a former president and (for 11 years) a member of the board of directors of the North Central Texas Legal Service. His latest book publications are Universalism v. Multilateralism: Policy Challenges for the 21st Century (2004), A New International Financial Architecture: A Viable Approach (2002), Financial Sector Law Reform in Emerging Economies (2001) and Reform of Latin American Banking Systems: National and International Perspectives (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 from 1975-77; she taught at the University of Utah College of Law from 1977-83 and as an adjunct professor from 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). From 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 of Insurance and Commercial 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 from 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 ABA Robert B. McKay Outstanding Law Professor Award.
Roark M. Reed, Director of Clinical Education, Director of Criminal Justice Clinic and Professor of Law, B.S., B.A., 1965, J.D., 1969, Georgetown University. Professor Reed teaches primarily in the area of criminal procedure and litigation and teaches a seminar on the death penalty. He also has taught evidence, a course on expert testimony offered jointly with the University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a course on the Japanese legal system. He is the co-author of the pioneering work, with Professor Masahito Inouye and Judge Megumi Yamamuro, Amerika No Keiji Tetsuzuki (American Criminal Procedure) and co-author, with Irving C. Stone, of Expert Testimony, A Series of Simulations. He was on the board of advisers for the Bureau of National Affairs Criminal Practice Manual from 1986-91 and is a lifetime member of Nihon Keiho Kyoko (hon). In 1982, Professor Reed was awarded a Fulbright Lectureship to Japan, where he taught at Tokyo University Law School and Rikyo Law School. He returned to Japan in 1989-90 on a second Fulbright Lectureship and taught a comparative course on American and Japanese criminal procedure at Tokyo University Law School. He served as associate dean for Clinical Education from 1983-88. He served as a staff attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and as director of the Criminal Justice Clinic, Maryland Division, at Georgetown University Law Center before joining the faculty of SMU. In addition to serving as director of Clinical Education at the law school, he also directs the Criminal Justice Clinic.
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 co-authored 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 from 1982-86 and as dean from 1988-97. Professor Rogers is the University athletic representative, representing SMU before the NCAA and Conference USA, and he recently completed a term on the NCAA’s Academic, Eligibility and Compliance Cabinet.
Daniel W. Shuman, M.D. Anderson Foundation Endowed Professor of 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; 3rd 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; 3rd 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 recipient of 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. Professor Spector has published articles in the area of property law and consumer credit. She teaches consumer, co-directs the Civil Clinic and also directs the Consumer Advocacy Project.
Marc I. Steinberg, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Rupert and Lillian Radford Professor of 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, 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. 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, Assistant 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. candidate, Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Professor Joshua 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 graduation in 2002, he served as a law clerk for the Hon. Carlos F. Lucero of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He was then selected as a Ribicoff Fellow at the Yale Law School for 2003-04 and as a Golieb Fellow in legal history at NYU Law School for 2004-05. He has taught at SMU Dedman School of Law since the fall of 2005 and has also been a visiting assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. 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 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, Probate and Trust Law Section), the American Society for Legal History, the Selden Society and the Society for Medieval Canon Law, among other professional organizations. His Yale Ph.D. dissertation, currently in progress, examines 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. Following graduation, Professor Thornburg clerked for Judge Robert M. Hill, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and was an associate with the law firm of Locke, Purnell, Boren, Laney & Neely. She served as associate dean for Academic Affairs from 1996-98. Professor Thornburg has published articles dealing with federal and Texas procedure and teaches in the areas of procedure, remedies and conflict of laws.
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. From 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 and comparative and international public law. 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 and Federal Sentencing Reporter. She is currently working on a book entitled Plea Bargaining Across Borders.
Rose Cuison Villazor, Assistant Professor of Law, B.A., 1996, University of Texas; J.D., 2000, American University; LL.M., 2006, Columbia University. Professor Villazor’s scholarship focuses on indigenous peoples’ property rights, the intersection between property and immigration, citizenship, post-colonial theory and international human rights law. Her articles will appear or have appeared in the California Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy and U.C.L.A. Asian Pacific American Law Journal. She is also a chapter contributor to Awakening from the Dream: Civil Rights under Siege and the New Struggle for Equal Justice (Denise Morgan, et. al. 2006). Professor Villazor’s current research project examines laws and regulations that protect indigenous peoples’ property interests and their impact on the rights of non-indigenous peoples. She is also working on a research project that examines the validity of local ordinances that restrict the ability of landlords to rent property to undocumented immigrants. Prior to joining the SMU law faculty, Professor Villazor completed a human rights fellowship at Columbia University Law School. As a Human Rights Fellow, Professor Villazor worked with Columbia University Law School’s Human Rights Institute in examining the domestic application of various human rights treaties. While at Columbia, she drafted a shadow report on U.S. compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on behalf of the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights (NCRCR), and the report was submitted to the U.N. Human Rights Committee in July 2006. While in law school, she was an editor for the American University Law Review. She served as a law clerk for Associate Judge Stephen H. Glickman of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. After her clerkship, Professor Villazor was awarded an Equal Justice Fellowship to work for New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI). At NYLPI, she litigated cases in federal and state courts and administrative agencies on behalf of immigrants with limited English proficiency, people with disabilities and racial minorities. She teaches in the areas of property and immigration.
Peter Winship, James Cleo Thompson Sr. Trustee 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.