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Faculty Bios and Expertise

Our faculty are famous for having equally strong commitments to teaching and to undertaking scholarship that matters. In fact, the Iowa Law faculty is nationally recognized for its scholarly productivity and well-known for its interdisciplinary interests. A number of faculty members have Ph.D.s, and the faculty publishes regularly in history, social science, and general humanities journals as well as traditional law reviews.

Our faculty list includes members of the full-time faculty as of the fall semester of 2017.  The list includes those temporarily away on visits to other institutions, on reduced teaching loads, and on phased retirement.  Separately listed are members with emeritus status; adjunct and visiting faculty who are scheduled to teach during the 2017-18 academic year, or have taught during the previous two academic years and are expected to have a continuing relationship with Iowa Law; and our courtesy faculty who hold complimentary appointments at the College of Law as of the fall semester of 2017.

Full-time Faculty

Kevin Washburn joined Iowa Law as its 18th dean on June 15, 2018.  Most recently he was a Regents Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law and had served as its dean from June 2009 to October 2012, when he was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate to be the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior. He served in that role until January of 2016.
 

Washburn is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. He earned a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma and a J.D. from the Yale Law School. Prior to entering academia, he clerked for a judge on the Ninth Circuit, worked as a trial attorney and then a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, and served as the general counsel of the National Indian Gaming Commission. As an academic, he has held faculty positions at Minnesota and Arizona, and taught for a year as a visitor at Harvard.

Washburn's teaching experience includes criminal law, contracts, property, constitutional law, federal jurisdiction, and administrative law. He has taught and published casebooks in specialty subjects, primarily the law of gaming and gambling and federal Indian law.


 

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Gail Agrawal is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She graduated first in her class summa cum laude from the Tulane School of Law, and was an articles editor on the Tulane Law Review. She also holds a Masters of Public Health in health systems from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She was elected to membership in Order of the Coif and Delta Omega, the honor society for public health. Following law school, Dean Agrawal served as a law clerk to Senior Judge John Minor Wisdom on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and to Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the United States Supreme Court. Agrawal was a member of the New Orleans law firm of Monroe and Lemann and in-house counsel to Aetna Inc. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Tulane Law School and Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and as the W. M. Keck Visiting Professor of Law and Legal Ethics at the University of Michigan Law School. Dean Agrawal served as the 17th dean of The University of Iowa College of Law from July 2010 through June 2018. Prior to that she served as the Dean of Kansas University School of Law from July 2006 through June 2010. She was a member of the faculty of the University of North Carolina Law School, where she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Senior Associate Dean, and during the 2005-06 academic year, as Interim Dean.

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John Allen has been on the Iowa faculty since 1990. Allen and his students represent clients before courts and administrative agencies in a broad range of civil matters. Much of his work has focused on employment law, including employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and unemployment insurance cases. He currently supervises the trial advocacy program and directs the Poverty Law Internship Program. Before entering teaching, he was a senior staff attorney with Legal Services Corporation of Iowa.

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Dawn Barker Anderson graduated with highest honors from the University of Northern Iowa in 1992, and with high distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1995. She practiced law at Meardon, Sueppel & Downer P.L.C.in Iowa City for five years, concentrating her practice on corporate and distribution law. She then went to work as the first in-house lawyer for ACT, where she worked for six years.

Professor Anderson joined the College of Law in 2005 when she started teaching Legal Analysis, Writing and served as Associate Director of the Writing Resource Center. In the fall of 2009, she joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Research. 

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Upon graduating from the University of Chicago Law School in 1975, Professor Bauer worked for a year in Milwaukee as a Clerk for Chief Judge John W. Reynolds of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He then worked for three years in Minneapolis as an Associate at the law firm of Faegre & Benson before joining the Faculty of Law in 1979.

Professor Bauer's current research includes appellate review of findings of fact, mortgage foreclosure deficiency judgments, Iowa's homestead exemption, federal farm bankruptcy legislation in the 1930s, and federalization of debt collection law in the 1990s.

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Christina Bohannan received her BS in Environmental Engineering with honors from the University of Florida in 1994 and worked after graduation as an engineer. She received her JD from the University of Florida in 1997, where she ranked first in her graduating class and served as editor-in-chief of the Florida Law Review. She was a law clerk to Judge Edward E. Carnes, US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, from 1998-99. Her teaching and scholarship focus is on Intellectual Property.

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Steven J. Burton is the John F. Murray Professor of Law. He joined the law faculty in 1977 after four years with the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State.

Professor Burton received the University of Iowa's University Faculty Scholar Award, 1986-90, was a Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom in 1987, and won the Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for excellence in teaching, 1986-87. He serves on occasion as an arbitrator or expert witness in domestic and international commercial cases.

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An honors graduate of the University of Chicago School of Law where he served as Topics and Comments Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review, Professor Carlson began his legal career clerking for Judge Alvin B. Rubin of the Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Thereafter, he entered private practice with the Washington, DC, law firm of Patton, Boggs & Blow. He also served as Adjunct Professor of Law at the Catholic University of America School of Law.

Professor Carlson frequently lectures abroad, and in Fall 2006 he served as the Fullbright/FLAD Distinguished Chair in International Commercial Trade and Business Law at Portuguese Catholic University in Lisbon.

Professor Carlson joined the faculty of the College of Law in 1983. He is the author of several law review articles and is a co-author of International Environmental Law and World Order: A Problem-Oriented Coursebook and co-editor of International Law and World Order: Basic Documents (Transnational Publishers, 5 vols., 1994--).

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From 1989 until 1996, Professor Cox served as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. She is a former board member of both the Iowa Civil Liberties Union (now known as the ACLU of Iowa) and the Iowa City Domestic Violence Intervention Program. She is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in Iowa, before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and before the United States Supreme Court. During 2002-2003, she served as president of the Johnson County Bar Association. From 1997 until 1999, and again from 2008 until 2009, Professor Cox served as the University Ombudsperson.

Professor Cox joined the Iowa law faculty as a Visiting Professor in 1986. She was appointed to the faculty as Associate Clinical Professor in 1988 and promoted to Clinical Professor in 1992. Before joining the law faculty, Professor Cox was a staff attorney with the Legal Services Corporation of Iowa.

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Mihailis Diamantis writes about corporate crime and philosophy.  His current legal research addresses tangible problems in corporate criminal law by drawing inspiration from the concept of "person" as used in ethics, epistemology, and cognitive science. His current work in philosophy develops an account of the nature of action that is responsive to the folk practices of responsibility attribution. He has subsidiary interests in privacy law and surveillance.

Prior to joining the faculty at Iowa, Mihailis was an instructor and researcher at Columbia Law School. He clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and worked on white collar investigations as an attorney at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

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Professor Elias joined the clinic in 2014 and has directed the Clinic’s immigration practice since 2015.  He previously worked as an immigration attorney in private practice in downtown Iowa City, where his work focused on federal immigration law, removal defense, immigration-related family law issues in state court, and immigration-related post-conviction review and habeas corpus litigation in state and federal courts.  Professor Elias’s students practice before federal immigration courts and administrative bodies, the federal Board of Immigration Appeals, and state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

Professor Elias clerked for Senior Judge Dorothy Nelson of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Judge Denise Casper of the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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Stella Burch Elias joined the Iowa Law faculty in 2012, after a two-year appointment as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. She teaches civil procedure, foundations of international law, and immigration law, and she directs Iowa's London Law Program.  Her research involves public international and comparative law, with a focus on United States and foreign immigration and nationality laws.  

In 2013 Professor Elias founded the College of Law’s Advanced Immigration Law and Policy Project, which enables law students to work on innovative legal policy projects for organizational clients in Iowa.  In 2015 she was awarded the James N. Murray Faculty Award, a University-wide award given each year to a tenure-track faculty member in recognition of outstanding teaching and assistance to students, exceptional research and writing, and dedicated service to the University and the surrounding community.

Prior to law school, Professor Elias served as a diplomat in the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  Following law school, she clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  She is an active member of the Iowa Bar.

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She is an active member of the International Society of Family Law, and has served as an expert observer at the Hague Conference on Private International Law in connection with several of the Hague Children’s Conventions. She also serves as Director of the London Law Consortium study abroad program.

Before joining the University of Iowa faculty in 1999, Professor Estin taught for 10 years at University of Colorado School of Law. She was also a law clerk for Judge Zita L. Weinshienk of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and practiced law at Bender & Treece, a litigation firm in Denver. Professor Estin also teaches Contracts and Federal Indian Law, and serves as a pro bono consultant on professional responsibility issues for the Native American Rights Fund.

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Brian Farrell teaches international law, criminal law, and human rights courses. He is Director of the Citizen Lawyer Program, Associate Director of the UI Center for Human Rights, and co-founder and president of the Innocence Project of Iowa.

Dr. Farrell received his JD from the University of Iowa and his LLM and PhD from the National University of Ireland Galway. Before joining Iowa Law, he practiced law in Iowa and Georgia. In 2012 he was selected as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer and taught at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski in Bulgaria. His book, Habeas Corpus in International Law, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.

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Professor Thomas P. Gallanis is an expert on trust, succession, property, and fiduciary law.  He is particularly interested in their comparative and international aspects.  He is also a prize-winning legal historian with expertise in English and European legal history from the eleventh to the nineteenth centuries.

He teaches first-year Property and standard and advanced courses in Trusts & Estates.  He also leads reading groups on the history of English law.  He won the Collegiate Teaching Award for 2016-2017.

Professor Gallanis joined the Iowa faculty in 2009.  Previously, he was the Julius E. Davis Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the University of Minnesota.

He holds the Allan D. Vestal Chair, which is the oldest chair established at Iowa Law.  He has a secondary, zero-time appointment in the UI Department of History.

He is an elected member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and the American Law Institute.

He has been elected to full-year fellowships as a visiting fellow of All Souls College in Oxford and as a Mellon fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.  He has also been the Herbert Smith Freehills visitor in the law faculty of Cambridge University and a visiting fellow of Magdalene College.  He is currently a part-time visiting fellow at the University of St. Andrews.

He is also a regular visitor to China and has been a visiting scholar at the KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

His scholarly articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals in the United States, England, France, and China as well as in U.S. law reviews.

He is co-author of treatises on Wills, Trusts, and Estates (5th ed., with McGovern, Kurtz, and English) and The Law of Property (6th ed., with Hovenkamp and Kurtz).

He is also the author or co-author of prominent casebooks: Family Property Law: Cases and Materials on Wills, Trusts, and Estates (6th ed. 2014) and Fundamentals of Property Law (4th ed. 2015, with Burke, Burkhart, and Helmholz).

He is active in law reform through the Uniform Law Commission and the American Law Institute.

Within the Uniform Law Commission, he is the executive director of the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust and Estate Acts, which is the official oversight body for all uniform laws in the field of trusts and succession.  He was the reporter (principal drafter) of the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act and the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act.

Within the American Law Institute, he served as associate reporter for the Restatement Third of Trusts and currently serves as an adviser to the Restatement Fourth of Property and the Restatement of the Law of Charitable Nonprofit Organizations.

He is also active as a legal historian.  He was awarded the Selden Society's David Yale Prize for his scholarly article on the history of evidence law in English courts, which was judged "a distinguished contribution to the history of the laws and legal institutions of England and Wales."

With an international team of scholars, he recently published The Oxford Edition of Blackstone: Commentaries on the Laws of England with Oxford University Press.

He is preparing, for publication by the Selden Society, a scholarly edition of the judicial notes of Sir Dudley Ryder, who served as Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench.

He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Legal History and Continuity and Change and the Brill series on Studies in the History of Private Law.

For a list of his publications, please click this Bibliography link.

For a full CV, please contact Professor Gallanis by e-mail.

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Professor Gittler is also a Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa College of Public Health and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa College of Medicine (secondary appointments). She also holds an appointment in the University of Iowa College of Nursing where she is Director of Policy for the Hartford Center on Excellence in Geriatric Nursing.

In 1981, Professor Gittler founded, with Dr. John C. MacQueen, the National Health Law and Policy Resource Center (formerly the National Maternal and Child Health Resource Center). The Resource Center is a nationally recognized "think tank" that conducts interdisciplinary research, provides education and training and furnishes technical assistance to public health agencies and to other agencies, institutions and organizations. The Resource Center has a program on maternal and child health, a program on aging and an institute on conflict management. The Center is supported with federal and private foundation grants, contracts and subcontracts, consulting fees and donations.

In her capacity as Co-Director and Director of the Resource Center, Professor Gitttler has administrated a number of federally funded projects primarily related to maternal and child health and children with special needs and their families. In connection with these projects, she has provided education and training to health care agencies, programs and facilities in over thirty states and the District of Columbia.

She has extensive training and experience in conflict management, particularly interest-based/problem-solving negotiation and mediation. She has served as a staff mediator for the Justice System of Atlanta and provided mediation services in cases referred by state courts in the metropolitan Atlanta area, and in special education disputes throughout the country.

Because of Professor Gittler’s experience with respect to the legislative process and statutory drafting and legislative advocacy, she has played a major role in the enactment of legislation at the federal and state levels. She has served as chief counsel of a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and she served as special counsel to a study committee of the Iowa General Assembly. She also has been a consultant to members of Congress and their staffs, as well as members of the Iowa General Assembly and their staffs.

Josephine Gittler received her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law. When Professor Gittler joined the University of Iowa College of Law in 1973, she became the first female member of the faculty. She is currently the Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law.

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Paul Gowder teaches constitutional law and torts, and he also taught professional responsibility and the policy lab. His research spans a broad territory in constitutional law, legal data science, ethics, normative and conceptual jurisprudence, political philosophy, democratic theory, and game theory.

Gowder recently published his first book, The Rule of Law in the Real World (Cambridge University Press, February 2016). The Rule of Law in the Real World draws on philosophical argument, historical research into the law in societies as diverse as seventeenth-century England and classical Athens, and political science tools such as statistics, simulation, and formal modeling, all directed at the overall end of making sense of the idea of government under law in real-world societies, and its relationship to social equality.

Currently, he is continuing his rule of law research, but also branching out into (1) democratic theory and the relationship between causation and popular sovereignty, and (2) the impact of machine learning and predictive modeling on both the practice and the concept of law. Other research topics past and future include free speech, cyberlaw, the countermajoritarian difficulty and popular constitutionalism, and conceptions of liberty.

In his practice days, Gowder was a public interest litigator.  He has practiced employment, consumer, landlord-tenant, public benefits, and family law with a low-income legal services organization in Ontario, Oregon. He has also practiced civil rights, employment discrimination, and police misconduct law in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Andy Grewal joined the Iowa faculty in 2011. Prior to joining the Iowa faculty, Professor Grewal taught at Arizona State University.

Professor Grewal’s scholarly interests relate to tax law, administrative law, statutory interpretation, and constitutional law.  He has testified in Congress on tax administration issues, and his scholarship in that area has formed the basis for several taxpayer challenges to the Treasury's regulatory authority, including in cases before several United States Circuit Courts of Appeal.  The United States Supreme Court cited Professor Grewal in a case involving a complex tax shelter, and the United States Tax Court heavily relied on his regulatory interpretation scholarship in an opinion issued by the full court. Professor Grewal’s research on constitutional issues related to the Trump Administration has been cited or discussed in numerous national publications, and he frequently writes about current legal controversies at Notice & Comment, the blog of the Yale Journal on Regulation.

Before joining the academy, Professor Grewal practiced in the Washington, D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he worked on a variety of matters related to international tax planning, tax policy, and mergers & acquisitions. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan, where he was a Contributing Editor on the Michigan Law Review and was awarded the Richard Katcher Senior Tax Prize. After law school, he received a full merit scholarship to attend Georgetown University as a Graduate Tax Fellow, and was awarded an LL.M. in taxation with honors.

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Professor Guernsey teaches in and directs the law school’s federal criminal defense practice area in the Clinic. Under her supervision, law students represent indigent individuals charged with federal crimes in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa. Before joining the faculty, Professor Guernsey was employed as the Supervising Attorney for the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho, where she provided direct representation to indigent individuals charged with federal crimes at every stage of the criminal process, including bail hearings, preliminary hearings, jury trials, and sentencing. Her case types includes, drug trafficking and manufacture, firearms, fraud, child exploitation, serious violent/sexual crime under the Major Crimes Act (18 U.S.C. § 1153) and the Assimilative Crimes Act (18 U.S.C. § 13), and habeas-corpus petitions (28 U.S.C. §§ 2254 and 2255), among others. Professor Guernsey has also represented indigent defendants before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Professor Hughes joined the faculty at the University of Iowa College of Law in 2011. Before coming to the College, she was a professor at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where she taught criminal law, criminal procedure (investigations and adjudication), and a seminar discussing mitigation and the death penalty.

At Washington University she also co-directed the Criminal Justice Clinic, where she supervised law students representing indigent clients facing felony charges in Saint Louis County. Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University, Professor Hughes was Associate Director of the Center for Justice in Capital Cases at DePaul University College of Law, where she worked in the legal clinic representing indigent clients on capital cases. Professor Hughes’s other experience includes working as a public defender for the Office of the Iowa State Public Defender in Iowa City, where she represented juveniles and adults on misdemeanor and felony charges.  She also worked as a Sacks Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute, working with clinical law students in Roxbury and Dorchester representing juvenile and adult clients on misdemeanor and felony charges.

Professor Hughes clerked for the Honorable Michael J. Melloy, then Chief Judge of the Northern District of Iowa (now with the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals).

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Following her graduation from law school, where she served on the staff of the Iowa Law Review and graduated with honors and Order of the Coif, Jones worked as an assistant city attorney in Sioux City from 1979 to 1980 and as an associate in the Sioux City law firm of Klass, Whicher and Mishne from 1981 to 1982.

Jones began her academic career at the St. Louis University School of Law in 1982 and taught there until 1990. She joined the University of Connecticut in 1990. At the University of Connecticut, she served as associate dean of academic affairs and on numerous committees, including faculty appointments and a dean's search.

She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Exeter, Washington University, and the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University.

The period on which much of her works focuses is World War II and the postwar era when much of the current income tax system developed.

Carolyn Jones joined the University of Iowa College of Law in 2004 as the 16th Dean of the College.  She served as Dean until 2010 when she returned to the faculty of Iowa Law. 

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Professor Kurtz joined the University of Iowa College of Law Faculty in 1973. Since then, he has been teaching at the College of Law, except for a one year visiting professorship at the University of Virginia Law School and a two-year stint as Dean of the Florida State University College of Law. He also holds an appointment in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.

He, together with Professor Hovenkamp, formerly at the University of Iowa but now at the University of Pennsylvania, and Professor Carol Brown of the University of Richmond Law School, have co-authored one of the leading casebooks on property law used in American legal education, American Property Law (West Publishing Company, 6th ed. 2012).  Professor Kurtz also authors Introduction to the Law of Real Property (6th. ed. 2015).

Professor Kurtz also teaches a unique medical seminar for law students in which up to 8 law students spend one week at The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics observing and discussing the delivery of health care. Professor Kurtz's research interests have focused not only on property and health law issues but on estate planning as well. In addition to publishing numerous articles on estate planning, he is the author or co-author of numerous books, including the most widely used treatise on Iowa probate law (Kurtz on Iowa Estates, 3rd Edition, 1995) and the only comprehensive student treatise on the law of wills and trusts (Wills, Trusts and Estates, 2d. ed. West Publishing Company, 2017)(with William McGovern, David English and Thomas Gallanis).  He has also been actively involved with the Uniform Law Commission having served as the reporter for the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (2006) which has been adopted in all but three states) and the Revised Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (2015).  He also served as chair of the drafting committee that revised the Uniform Probate Code with respect to the rights of children born as the result of assisted reproductive technologies.

Professor Kurtz is the only faculty member at the University to have twice served as President of the Faculty Senate.  He has also served on numerous university and collegiate committee advising administration regarding the governance of the institution.

For nearly 45 years, Professor Kurtz has excelled in the classroom, in his scholarship, and his service to the University.  

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James A. Leach joined the College of Law after serving most recently as the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Leach is best known for his 30 years of service as a representative in Congress where he chaired the Banking and Financial Services Committee, the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs, and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Following his time in Congress, he was a Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and Interim Director of the Institute of Politics and Lecturer at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Under his leadership at the NEH, they created a Bridging Cultures program designed to promote understanding and mutual respect for diverse groups within the United States and abroad. As part of this effort, NEH-supported programs designed to expand citizen understanding of American history and values, the civil rights movement, and foreign cultures. In addition, the agency helped launch a National Digital Public Library to establish a unified gateway to digital collections of books, artworks, and artifacts from libraries, museums, and other cultural sites across the country. Leach presided over the culmination of decades-long projects such as the publication of the Autobiography of Mark Twain and the Dictionary of American Regional English.

He holds thirteen honorary degrees, has received decorations from two foreign governments, and is the recipient of the Wayne Morse Integrity in Politics Award, the Adlai Stevenson Award from the United Nations Association, the Edgar Wayburn Award from the Sierra Club, the Norman Borlaug Public Service Award, and the Woodrow Wilson Medal from Princeton. He has served on the board of several public companies and a series of non-profit organizations, including the Century Foundation, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Kettering Foundation, Pro Publica and Common Cause, which he chaired.

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Chris Liebig clerked for Judge Peter C. Dorsey on the US District Court for the District of Connecticut, and for Judge Bailey Aldrich on the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He worked several years as a litigator in private practice in Hartford and Boston, before leaving practice to earn an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.

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Immediately prior to joining the College of Law in 1992, where he specializes in Labor Law, Professor Linder represented migrant farm workers at Texas Rural Legal Aid for seven years. Before then, he pursued graduate studies at the universities at Göttingen and West Berlin and taught at Roskilde University Center in Denmark, the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City, and the UI College of Law.

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Before joining the faculty at the University of Iowa College of Law, Professor Miller was a Professor of Law at the Villanova University School of Law and the Associate Director of the Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University. He has been a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Cardozo Law School, and an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics at the Columbia Law School. Before entering academia, Professor Miller was an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. His scholarship concerns corporate and securities law, the economic analysis of law, and the philosophy of law, and he has taught courses in Business Associations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Law and Economics, Corporate Finance, Antitrust, Contracts, Deals, and Capitalism.

Professor Miller earned his J.D. from the Yale Law School where he was a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal and an Olin Fellow in Law, Economics and Public Policy. He earned his M.A. and M.Phil degrees in philosophy from Columbia University, where he held a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and a Western Civilization Fellowship from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He earned his B.A. in philosophy and mathematics from Columbia College.

Professor Miller also serves as a Fellow and Program Affiliated Scholar at the Classical Liberal Institute at the New York University School of Law.

His published works and working papers are available on his SSRN page.

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Mark Osiel's writings have inspired scholarly conferences and are assigned at many leading universities throughout the world, in a number of fields. His works seek to show how we may improve the law’s responses to mass atrocity by better understanding its organizational forms and social dynamics. His books include Mass Atrocity, Collective Memory & the Law (1997), Obeying Orders: Atrocity, Military Discipline, and the Law of War (1999), Mass Atrocity, Ordinary Evil, and Hannah Arendt: Criminal Consciousness in Argentina's Dirty War (Yale Univ. Press, 2002), Making Sense of Mass Atrocity (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009), The End of Reciprocity: Terror, Torture & the Law of War (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009); The Right to Do Wrong: A Social Scientific Look at Law’s Relation to Morality (Harvard Univ. Press, 2019). His articles have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, Pennsylvania Law Review, Journal of Legal Analysis, Human Rights Quarterly, Law & Social Inquiry, Ethics & International Affairs, Dissent, and Representations.

Professor Osiel has served as consultant in several, high-profile international trials and advised the Department of Defense on anti-terrorism prosecutions. He regularly addresses international organizations and governments in post-conflict societies on issues of transitional justice. He was Director for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law at the T.M.C. Asser Institute, in The Hague, and is an occasional media commentator on legal aspects of contemporary armed conflicts.

Osiel has been a visiting fellow at Cambridge University, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Stanford, the London School of Economics, the American Bar Foundation/Northwestern, as well as universities in Argentina, Brazil, France, The Netherlands, and India (as a Fulbright Lecturer). After accepting a clerkship on the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Prof. Osiel practiced civil litigation for two years at Foley Hoag, a Boston law firm. Before attending law school, he worked as a Head Start counselor and as a paramedic in Guatemala.

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Daria Fisher Page teaches and directs the Community Empowerment & Development practice of the legal clinic at Iowa Law.  Her students represent individuals, nonprofits, and organizations working to strengthen their communities, create economic opportunity, and advance social justice in matters ranging from entity formation and strategic planning to coalition building and the design of advocacy plans.  Her research and scholarship currently focus on access to, and experiences of, justice; meaningful community engagement; and legal education reform.

Before joining the Iowa faculty, Professor Fisher Page was a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where she directed The Community Justice Project, a clinic engaging poverty law issues through individual representation in litigation and organizational representation in transactional matters.  She was selected to facilitate Georgetown’s innovative Lawyers in Balance program, introducing students to mindfulness and meditative practices, and taught in two of the Law Center’s post-graduate programs, the Delaney Public Policy Residency and the DC Affordable Law Firm.  Earlier in her career, Professor Fisher Page taught courses on comparative refugee law and strategic human rights litigation at the Universidad de San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, while she also worked on the legal team representing the plaintiffs in Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco.

Professor Fisher Page practiced for several years in the areas of immigration and refugee law, juvenile law, and human rights, both domestically and internationally.  She has extensive experience in the provision of legal services to trauma survivors at Africa-Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA), the Tahirih Justice Center, and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).

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Professor Pettys joined the faculty in 1999. Before coming to the College, he served as a law clerk for Judge Francis Murnaghan, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He then entered private practice, working for three years in the general litigation department of Perkins Coie, LLP, in Seattle, Washington. Before attending the University of North Carolina School of Law, he served as assistant director of the Capital Campaign for the Arts & Sciences at Duke University.

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Professor Prince’s teaching and research interests explore the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic testing, with particular focus on genetic discrimination and privacy rights, the intersection of clinical and research ethics, and insurance coverage of genetic technologies and interventions.  Professor Prince is a former Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she taught New Genetics: Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues and Employment Law.  She has published a variety of articles in legal, bioethics, and medical journals, including the American Journal of Bioethics, Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, and Genetics in Medicine, and she has presented and been an invited speaker at conferences across the country.  She was recently awarded a Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from the National Human Genome Research Institute to examine the use of genetic information by life, long-term care, and disability insurers.

Before joining the legal academy, Professor Prince served as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the UNC Center for Genomics and Society (CGS) in the Department of Social Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine as well as an intern on the UNC Hospital Ethics Committee.  In 2015, she received the UNC’s Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence and received additional funding from the Skadden Foundation for her work on the hospital ethics committee.  In addition to her research role, Professor Prince has also worked as a Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Cancer Legal Resource Center in Los Angeles, California.

Professor Prince is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles (cum laude, B.A.) and Georgetown University (M.P.P. and J.D.)

 

 

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Jason Rantanen is a Professor and Ferguson-Carslon Fellow in Law at the University of Iowa College of Law.   He writes in the areas of patent law, federal courts, and empirical legal studies. Professor Rantanen has authored numerous articles and book chapters that address the law from both practical and theoretical perspectives, and his scholarship has appeared in the USC Law Review, Florida Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, American University Law Review, Michigan State Law Review, and Stanford Technology Law Journal, among others.  He is also a co-author of the widely-read PatentlyO law blog.

After receiving his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, Professor Rantanen served as a clerk to the Hon. William C. Bryson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and practiced with the firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP for six years.  Immediately prior to joining Iowa Law in 2011, he was a Visiting Researcher at the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

In addition to his teaching and scholarship work, Professor Rantanen is the faculty advisor for the Iowa Intellectual Property Law Society student group and director of the University of Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center.  He also chairs the law school’s internal procedures committee and serves on the university's research council and faculty policies and compensation and intellectual property policy committees.  

For the 2018-19 academic year, Professor Rantanen will teach Patent Law in the fall and Trademarks and Unfair Competition in the spring.  He will also co-teach the year-long interdisciplinary Iowa Medical Innovation Group course.

 

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Fluent in French and German, conversant in Dutch, Italian, and Spanish, and currently studying Chinese, Russian, Persian, and Turkish, as well as a variety of ancient languages, Professor Reitz's love of foreign languages led him to focus his professional career on comparative law and transnational transactions. Formerly Executive Editor of the Michigan Law Review, a Fulbright-Hays Scholar at the University of Munich (1970-1971), and an extern in the Office of the Legal Advisor to the Department of State, Professor Reitz spent eight years in private practice with the Washington, DC, law firms of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and Crowell & Moring, periodically involved with foreign clients and problems of transnational litigation.

He is a Director of the American Society of Comparative Law, has served several two-year terms on the Executive Committee of that organization and chaired a variety of other committees. He has also served as the chair of the Comparative Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

Prior to joining the faculty of the College of Law in 1983, Professor Reitz served as an American Fellow to the faculty of the Salzburg Seminar on American Law and Institutions.

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Len Sandler is a Clinical Professor of Law who joined the College of Law faculty in 1990. Professor Sandler advocates for and represents individuals and organizations and advises lawmakers, local governments, companies and community organizations. After stints as a U.S. Navy submariner and a newspaper reporter, he  received his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. A Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow, he represented migrant farm workers, abused and neglected children, persons with disabilities, and low-income families before turning to clinical teaching. He has practiced law and taught at law schools in Maryland, Vermont and Iowa.

The award-winning Law and Policy In Action community-based projects he designs and supervises focus on disability, civil rights, healthcare, transgender rights, housing, transportation, and other matters. Noteworthy recent projects include the 2016 Special Report -- Where Do I Fit In? A Snapshot of Transgender Discrimination in Iowa; Proposed Amendments to the Davenport Civil Rights Ordinance and development of Commission Administrative Rules; Domestic Violence and Housing Roundtable to identify and fill gaps in laws, systems and supports for victims and survivors, and publish a handbook to help stakeholders in Waterloo and Black Hawk County navigate systems; amendments to Iowa's Human Trafficking Act; and the Iowa Guide to Changing Legal Identity Documents: A Handbook and Roadmap for Transgender Individuals Interested in Changing Their Legal Name and Gender on Government and Personal Records and Accounts. 

ADA accessibility and universal design in housing have been the centerpiece of many project activities. Project teams completed the Washington Court Housing Survey: A Report on Accessibility and Universal Design in Affordable Housing, which was published in the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development. They also have conducted facility and programmatic accessibility and compliance audits of shopping malls, houses of worship, colleges, sports arenas, parks, banks, businesses, schools, museums, and historic properties - for education, advocacy and litigation.

Sandler and clinic students also represent and provide transactional services for individuals on estate planning, guardianship, disability, and other legal issues.

Len Sandler has received many awards for his work on disability and civil rights and has served on several task forces, commissions and special government projects. He lectures extensively and has written or co-authored articles, legislation, codes and ordinances, a US Supreme Court brief, best practice materials and policies.

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Lorie Schweer graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with an accounting degree in 1984. Professor Schweer first practiced as a certified public accountant and then worked in banking for 13 years. In the banking industry, she focused on regulatory compliance, audit, loan quality, and commercial lending. After graduating from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2003, she practiced law with a focus on tax planning, estate planning, probate, and exempt organization governance.

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Sarah Seo is a legal historian of criminal law and procedure in the twentieth-century United States. She is working on a book, titled Policing Everyman: How Cars Transformed American Freedom (under contract with Harvard UP), which examines the history of the automobile to explain the evolution of Fourth Amendment jurisprudence and to explore the problem of police discretion in a society committed to the rule of law. The book is based on her Ph.D. dissertation, which won Law & Society Association’s Best Dissertation Prize in 2017. Seo has also published in the Yale Law Journal, Law and Social Inquiry, and Law and History Review, among others.

Seo has received numerous awards, grants, and fellowships. Most recently in 2017, she received grants from the American Philosophical Society and the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, and was honored with the Professor Eric K. Yamamoto Emerging Scholar Award from the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty. Prior to joining Iowa Law School, Seo received the Samuel I. Golieb Fellowship at NYU Law School and the Charles W. McCurdy/Miller Center Fellowship at UVA Law School while completing her Ph.D.

Seo received her A.B. and Ph.D., both in history, at Princeton University. After earning her law degree at Columbia Law School, she clerked for Judge Denny Chin, then of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Judge Reena Raggi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She has also practiced at an international law firm and as a pro bono lawyer.

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Caroline Sheerin graduated cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University in 1993, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She then taught English in Japan for two years and after returning from Japan, she received her Masters in East Asian Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. She then went to the University of Michigan Law School, where she received her JD in December 1999. She moved to Chicago, Illinois where she worked in the General Litigation group of the law firm of Schiff Hardin and Waite. She then worked for the City of Chicago Corporation Counsel’s Office in the Constitutional and Commercial Division before joining Iowa Law in 2006.

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Gregory H. Shill is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. His scholarship and teaching focus on corporate law, corporate governance, contracts, and securities regulation. His work has been published in the UCLA Law Review, the Tulane Law Review, the Harvard International Law Journal, and the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and cited by judges, scholars, and practitioners. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a B.A. from Columbia University, and an M.A. from the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Professor Shill joined Iowa following a fellowship at Harvard Law School in the Program on Corporate Governance, where he was also an editor of the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. Previously, he worked at leading law firms in New York and London as both a litigator and corporate lawyer. In the latter role, he advised on M&A transactions and securities offerings, activist investor situations, and corporate governance matters. Professor Shill has also held academic appointments at New York University School of Law, where he served as the Olin-Searle Fellow in Law, and at the law schools of Hofstra University and the University of Denver, where he taught as a visiting assistant professor. He began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Jennifer W. Elrod of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Prior to law school, he worked as a legislative assistant to the late Rep. Tom Lantos of California.

In addition to his Iowa role, Professor Shill is a Program Affiliate Scholar at New York University School of Law. He is also interested in mobility and transportation policy and is a member of the Road to Zero Coalition, a joint project of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Safety Council to eliminate traffic deaths.

Professor Shill is a member of the New York Bar. His publications and working papers are available on SSRN.

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Professor Maya Steinitz teaches civil procedure, business associations, international business transactions, and international arbitration. Her research focuses on a wide range of topics including the intersection of civil litigation and corporate law, public and business international law, transnational dispute resolution, and the global legal profession. She is one of the nation’s leading experts on litigation finance. Her articles have been published by leading law reviews and law journals published by Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Vanderbilt Law School, Oxford University, and others. Her works-in-progress include a book about cross-border mass tort litigation titled "The Case for an International Court of Civil Justice" (forthcoming Cambridge University Press 2018); an article tentatively titled "Litigation Aggregation and the Corporate Form"; and a book project tentatively titled "Law and the Self: An Imaginary Exchange of Letters between H.L.A. Hart and G.H. Mead." Professor Steinitz's doctoral work drew on her training in social psychology and legal philosophy, while her work in recent years focuses primarily on law and economics and comparative law. Her publications are available on Social Science Research Network.

Prior to joining the University of Iowa College of Law as an Associate Professor in the fall of 2011, Professor Steinitz held a dual appointment as an Associate-in-Law and Lecturer at Columbia Law School (2009-2011). She has taught courses in comparative law, international law, and international dispute resolution at Columbia Law School, Tel Aviv University, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prior to joining Columbia Law School, Professor Steinitz served as a litigator at Latham & Watkins, LLP (2003-2009) and Flemming, Zulack & Williamson LLP (2001-2002). She also clerked for the Hon. Esther Hayut, currently the Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court (1998-1999).

While in private practice, Professor Steinitz led the representation of the emerging government of Southern Sudan in drafting its national and sub-national constitutions and provided legal advice on various aspects of the Sudanese peace process in what The Deal described as "the most ambitious international pro bono undertaking ever by a commercial law firm."

Today, Professor Steinitz remains active in international dispute resolution. She regularly serves as an arbitrator, expert, and counsel in international and domestic arbitrations and is a Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. She served on the inaugural bench of the Israeli-Palestinian ICC Jerusalem Arbitration Center (JAC). She has also served as an expert witness and consultant to law firms, litigation finance firms, NGOs, and the United Nations on matters including litigation finance, international arbitration, and transitional justice.

Courses Taught (Past and Present)

  • Civil Procedure
  • Complex Litigation
  • Business Associations
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Global Mass Torts Litigation
  • Negotiation and Mediation
  • Capstone (Deals)
  • The Legal Aspects of the Israeli – Palestinian Conflict (with G. Fletcher)
  • Comparative Conflict Studies
  • Comparative Introduction to American Law
  • Comparative Civil Litigation (with G. Born)
  • Litigation Finance, and Law Firm Finance, and the Future of the Legal Profession
  • Legal Philosophy
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John-Mark Stensvaag is the Charlotte and Frederick Hubbell Professor of Environmental and Natural Resources Law at the University of Iowa College of Law, where he teaches Environmental Law, Citizen Enforcement of Environmental Laws, Civil Procedure, and Evidence. He is the author of Materials on Environmental Law, a casebook published by West Group, and is also the author of two, multi-volume treatises published by Aspen Law & Business: Hazardous Waste Law and Practice, and Clean Air Act: Law and Practice (co-authored with Professor Craig N. Oren)

In addition to his extensive writings on hazardous waste and air pollution law, he has published an electronic book, Seminar Materials on Environmental Citizen Suits, and comprehensive articles on the regulation of radioactive air emissions at nuclear generating facilities, on State environmental audit privileges, and on the Clean Air Act's Prevention of Significant Deterioration program.

Professor Stensvaag received his BA degree, summa cum laude, from Augsburg College in 1969 and his JD degree, magna cum laude, from the Harvard University School of Law in 1974. At Harvard, he was a Danforth Graduate Fellow and an Environmental Protection Agency Fellow, and served as Senior Editor on the Harvard Law Review. He clerked for Judge Gerald W. Heaney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, from 1974 to 1975, and for Judge Earl R. Larson, of the United States District Court for Minnesota, from 1975 to 1976. From 1976 to 1979, Professor Stensvaag served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, representing that agency in the Reserve Mining air and water pollution litigation, in proceedings before the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and in hazardous waste litigation.

From 1979 to 1987, prior to joining the faculty at Iowa, Professor Stensvaag taught at the Vanderbilt University School of Law. During his more than thirty years at Vanderbilt and Iowa, Professor Stensvaag has received four awards for teaching excellence, including University of Iowa Collegiate Teaching Awards in 1989 and 2002 and the University of Iowa's President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence in 2005.

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Sean Sullivan is an interdisciplinary legal scholar, studying topics at the intersection of law, economics, and statistics. He writes primarily on topics in evidence law, antitrust law, and law-and-economics. Professor Sullivan's recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Corporation Law; Law, Probability & Risk; and the Journal of Law and Economics. He is also coauthor of the chapter on law and experimental economics in the Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics.

Prior to law school, Professor Sullivan pursued graduate studies in economics and statistics. Following law school, he practiced for nearly four years as an antitrust attorney with the Federal Trade Commission, working mainly on the antitrust review of mergers in technology and commodity-chemical industries.

Professor Sullivan is a member of the Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center faculty. He also maintains an active role at the University of Virginia VeconLab Experimental Economics Laboratory, and is editor of a working annotation of the United States Horizontal Merger Guidelines. For the 2017-18 academic year, Professor Sullivan will be teaching Evidence and Antitrust Law.

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June Tai is the Director of the Field Placement Program for the law school and supervises students in field placements.  Prior to joining the College of Law in 2016, she served as in-house counsel for John Deere and practiced at two different Bay Area law firms.  Her practice has focused on civil litigation, particularly in patent and other intellectual property disputes.  She earned her J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School and her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. 

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Cristina Tilley writes in the areas of tort law and media law.  Professor Tilley has authored numerous articles that investigate the boundary between public and private law, with particular emphasis on the appropriate treatment of speech and speech injuries.  Her scholarship has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the Northwestern University Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.  

Professor Tilley graduated from Northwestern University Law School, where she served as Editor in Chief of the Northwestern University Law Review and went on to teach as a Visiting Assistant Professor.  After law school, she clerked for Judge Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  She was a member of the Appellate Litigation Group at Mayer Brown, where she worked extensively on asbestos litigation, securities class action issues, and First Amendment matters.  Prior to her law career, she was a news reporter, specializing in business and legal affairs at United Press International and other publications.

Professor Tilley will teach Torts in the fall and Media Law in the spring.

 

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Professor Tomkovicz joined the faculty in 1982 after serving as a Visiting Professor at Iowa in the spring of 1981 and an Adjunct Professor at UCLA during the 1981-82 academic year. Prior to that, Professor Tomkovicz was an attorney with the Appellate Section of the Lands Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. He also served as a law clerk to Hon. Edward J. Schwartz, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of California, and as law clerk to Hon. John M. Ferren, Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

During the spring semester, 1992, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan Law School. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at the UCLA School of Law in 2003, 2008, 2011, and 2013, at the USC Gould School of Law in 2011 and 2013, at Pepperdine University School of Law in 2013, and at the Southwestern Law School in 2013-2014. Professor Tomkovicz taught at the University of San Diego School of Law during summer sessions in both 2004 and 2006. During the spring semester, 2002, he participated as a faculty member in the London Law Consortium.

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Lea VanderVelde writes in the fields of work law, property law, American legal history, and constitutional law.

She is currently using digital research technologies to examine American national expansion in the critical years before the Civil War.  As principal investigator for The Law of the Antebellum Frontier project at the Stanford Spatial History Lab, she is analyzing the legal and cultural mechanisms at work in developing states out of U.S. territories. Understanding the discourse about state-building sheds light upon how empires expand and how American expansion into the Ohio and Mississippi river basins shaped American identity and the Reconstruction amendments. More about the project can be found at http://www.stanford.edu/group/spatialhistory/cgi-bin/site/project.php?id=1057.

Professor VanderVelde has been actively engaged in the debate over the ALI’s recently promulgated Restatement of Employment Law.   She organized and hosted the 2011 Experts Conference on the Restatement of Employment Law, held at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago.

She has taught at Yale Law School and the University of Pennsylvania and the Juridicum of the University of Vienna.

In 2011 she was the Guggenheim fellow in Constitutional Studies.

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Adrien Wing is the Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Programs and the Bessie Dutton Murray Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, where she has taught since 1987. Additionally, she serves as the Director of the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights, as well as Director of the France Summer Abroad Program. She has previously served as the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and the on-site Director for the London Law Consortium semester abroad program.

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton with high honors in 1978, Professor Wing earned her Master of Arts degree in African studies from UCLA in 1979. She obtained her Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree in 1982 from Stanford Law School, and was awarded the Stanford African Student Association Prize. While in law school, she served as an editor of the Stanford Journal of International Law, as an intern with the United Nations Council on Namibia, and as Southern Africa Task Force Director of the National Black Law Students Association.

Prior to joining the College of Law faculty in 1987, Professor Wing spent five years in practice in New York City with Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle; and with Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman, specializing in international law issues regarding Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. She also served as a representative to the United Nations for the National Conference of Black Lawyers.

Professor Wing has advised the founding fathers and mothers of three constitutions: South Africa, Palestine, and Rwanda. She organized an election-observer delegation to South Africa, and taught at the University of Western Cape for six summers. She also advised the Eritrean Ministry of Justice on human rights treaties.

Having studied French, Portuguese, and Swahili, she served on delegations to many nations including Angola, Cuba, Egypt, Grenada, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Palestine, Panama, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. She has conducted additional research in China, France, Hong Kong, Brazil, London, and Tunisia.

Further, Wing has held leadership positions in various organizations. She currently serves on the: American Bar Associate Section of Legal Education Accreditation Committee; American Society of International Law Executive Council; American Association of Law Schools Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Professors Committee; and the American Journal of Comparative Law Board of Editors. She is the Co-Chair of the Blacks of the American Society of International Law Task Force, and a law school inspector for the American Bar Association.

She has been: Vice President of the American Society of International Law; Stanford Law School Board of Visitors member; Association of American Law Schools Minority Section Chair; AALS Membership Review Committee Chair; American Bar Association Middle East/North Africa Law Council member; Human Rights Watch Africa Division Advisory Committee member; American Friends Service Committee, Middle East Programs Board member; Princeton Class of 1978 Foundation President; Princeton African American Studies Advisory Council member; Princeton Alumni Council member; Princeton Board of Trustees nominee; Association of Black Princeton Alumni Board member; UI Center for Human Rights Board member; Iowa Peace Institute Board member; Iowa City Foreign Relations Council Board member; National Conference of Black Lawyers International Section Chair; and TransAfrica Forum Scholars Council member. Iowa Governor Vilsack appointed Professor Wing to the Commission on the African American Prison Population as well. 

Awards & Honors

Counsellor, American Society of International Law; Regents Award for Faculty Excellence (Iowa); American Law Institute member; Clyde Ferguson Award from Association of American Law Schools Minority Section; Lena O. Smith Award from Minnesota Black Women Lawyers Network; Distinguished Achievement Award from University of Iowa; Juliette Gordon Low Award from Mississippi Valley Girls Scouts; Gertrude Rush Award from Iowa National Bar Assn and Iowa Women’s Bar Assn; Newark Academy (NJ) Distinguished Alumni Award; University of Iowa African Student Association Diversity Award; Haywood Burns & Shanara Gilbert Award from Northeastern Law Professors of Color; Vice President, Princeton Class of 1978. 

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Joseph W. Yockey joined the faculty in 2010 and was voted Professor of the Year by the law school student body for 2011-12. He is also a two-time nominee for the University of Iowa’s campus-wide President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence.

His writing interests are in the areas of corporate governance, social enterprise and corporate social responsibility, and corporate crime.

Before coming to Iowa, Professor Yockey taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law. He is also a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as articles editor for the University of Illinois Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge John D. Tinder (presently of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit) in Indianapolis and practiced corporate and securities litigation at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago.

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Global Affiliated Faculty

Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC was admitted as a solicitor in 1965 and to the bar in 1966 and practiced in Wellington with O'Flynn and Christie before taking up a British Commonwealth Fellowship to the University of Chicago where he graduated JD cum laude in 1967. He was a law professor in the United States and New Zealand for some years before entering politics as the MP for Christchurch Central in 1979. In Parliament he held the offices of Attorney-General, Minister of Justice, Leader of the House, Deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister.

On leaving politics in 1990 he was a law professor at the University of Iowa and the Victoria University of Wellington. In 1994 he became a Foundation Partner of Chen & Palmer Public Law Specialists where he remained until 2005 when he was appointed President of the Law Commission, a position he occupied until 2010.  During that period he also chaired the Legislation Advisory Committee. He has appeared extensively in the superior courts including the Privy Council.

He is a member of the Her Majesty's Privy Council, was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1991 and was made an honorary companion to the Order of Australia the same year. He was made a member of the Global 500 Roll of Honour by the United Nations Environment Programme. He holds four honorary doctorates. He was elected a member of the American Law Institute, a Member of the American Association of International Law and a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences.  He is a member of the New Zealand Law Society Rule of Law Committee.

In 2010 and 2011 he chaired the Panel of Inquiry on the 31 May 2010 Flotilla Incident for the United Nations in New York that reported to the Secretary-General. For eight years he was New Zealand's Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission. Sir Geoffrey is a Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Centre for Public Law and the Law Faculty at the Victoria University of Wellington.  He has an extensive list of publications in legal periodicals that can be accessed on the Social Science Research Network.

He is also the author or co-author of twelve books, the latest of which is Reform – a Memoir published by the Victoria University Press in November 2013.

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Before joining the Iowa Law faculty in 2003, Alexander Somek held the position of Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna.  From 2003 to 2015, he was a tenured member of the Iowa Law faculty, holding the Charles E. Floete Chair in Law.  In 2015, he returned to the University of Vienna Faculty of Law as Professur für Rechtsphilosophie und Methodenlehre der Rechtswissenschaften (Professor of Philosophy and Methodology of Law) and became a Global Affiliated Professor of Law at Iowa.

Professor Somek is a prolific scholar in the fields of jurisprudence, EU law, comparative constitutional law, and public international law.  He has been a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin), a LAPA fellow and visiting professor at Princeton University, and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics.

For more information about Professor Somek, click here.

 

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Retired and Emeriti Faculty

At Iowa, she has taught Clinical Law, Commercial Transactions, Arts & Entertainment Law, Trusts and Estates, and the Legal History of Iowa. She also has taught as a Visiting Professor at the University of Florida School of Law. For a number of years while at Iowa Professor Acton served as the on-site director of the London Law Consortium, a study abroad program for students from seven American law schools. When in London, she taught Arts and Entertainment Law from a comparative perspective. She has also regularly taught the British Legal Methods Clinical Program.

Professor Acton joined the Iowa law faculty in 1981. Before doing so, she practiced law for several years at Simmons, Perrine, Albright & Ellwood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

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He graduated from the Brigham Young University Law School in 1977. He served as law clerk to Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. of the United States Supreme Court. He worked for the law firm of Vinson & Elkins in Washington D.C., and in London, England before coming to the University of Iowa in 1984.

Eric G. Andersen was a Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law, where he served as Associate Academic Dean from 1998 - 2006 and from January 2008 to June 2016.

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Professor Bonfield joined the Iowa Law School faculty in 1962 and has been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan, North Carolina, and Tennessee Law Schools, and at the Law Schools of Hofstra University and Lewis and Clark. Until August 2014, Professor Bonfield served as Associate Dean for Research, building the Iowa Law Library into the best public law library in the nation.

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Professor Boyd has held numerous leadership roles over his career.  Below are a few of his most notable.

Chair of Governor Vilsack’s Task Force on the Role of Nonprofit Organizations in Iowa

Chairman of the American Association of Universities

Chairman of the National Museum Services Board

Chairman of the Council of the Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar of the American Bar Association

Chairman of the Center for Research Libraries (Chicago)

Chair of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute

Chair of Iowa 2000 (1972-78)

Chair of Imagine Iowa (2001)

Chair Iowa Cultural Trust

President of the National Commission on Accrediting

He has also been a member of a number of boards and committees including the National Council on the Arts, the Advisory Board of the Metropolitan Opera, the Department of State Cultural Property Advisory Committee, the Advisory Committee for the Getty Education Institute for the Arts, and the Board of Directors of Americans for the Arts, National Arts Strategies, Elderhostel, Illinois Arts and Humanities Councils, the Advisory Board Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and Humanities Iowa.

Boyd was one of the first winners of the Charles Frankel Prize awarded in 1989 by the National Endowment for the Humanities, honoring five Americans for their efforts to bring history, literature, philosophy and other humanities disciplines to general audiences. In 1996 he was selected as a Laureate by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois and received The Thomas & Eleanor Wright Award given by the Chicago Commission on Human Relations for individuals whose human relations efforts and activities have spanned all interest lines and for making The Field Museum a place where people of different backgrounds come together for a common reason. The Field Museum received the National Award for Museum Service in 1996 from the Institute of Museum Services.  Boyd was the 1998 winner of the Award for Lifetime Services to the Public Humanities given by Humanities Iowa, the State Humanities Council, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Iowa City Human Rights Commission.

Willard L. Boyd is a lawyer and an educator. He is Rawlings-Miller Professor of Law at the University of Iowa and President Emeritus of the University of Iowa and The Field Museum of Chicago. He serves as Chair of the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center of which he is one of the founders The Center is a university-wide interdisciplinary program involving departments and faculties from across the University who are interested in and engaged with nonprofit organizations.

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Professor Buss took emeritus status in 2010.  In retirement, he continues to be an active scholar.  At the present time, Professor Buss is devoting all of his scholarly work to researching and writing about the American influence on the Australian Constitution. He thinks it is important for Americans and Australians to know how deep and wide that influence was on the Australians who wrote their Constitution and how much similarity there is now between the two constitutions.

Prior to joining the law faculty in 1967, Professor Buss clerked for Judge Bailey Aldrich on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, practiced law with Foley, Hoag & Eliot in Boston, and served as Lecturer on Education and Assistant to the Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Since coming to Iowa, Professor Buss has specialized in the field of constitutional law, especially including comparative constitutional law and constitutional law related to public education. His scholarly writing has included articles on the constitutional rights of students, special education in the United States and in England and Wales, and freedom of speech in the United States and Australia. He has taught comparative public and constitutional law at Durham University in England, and at Victoria University in New Zealand.

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After graduating from law school, Professor Cain practiced law in Montgomery, Alabama, specializing in tax law. In 1974, she joined the faculty of the University of Texas School of Law, where she taught for 17 years. During this period of time she taught as a Visiting Professor at a number of different law schools, including Wisconsin, Tulane, and the University of Southern California. In 1991, she joined the law faculty at the University of Iowa. She was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1996 to 1999 and Associate Dean for Admissions from 2001-2003. In the 2003-2004 academic year, Professor Cain served as Interim Provost of the University and then as Vice Provost until her retirement.

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Professor Carrasco retired from the law faculty at the end of 2014. An honors graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, Professor Carrasco joined the faculty of the College of Law in 1990. While at Georgetown, he served as Articles Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal and received the Dean's Certificate of Recognition of Special and Outstanding Service to the Law Center Community plus the Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company Award for Academic Excellence in Property. Upon completing his formal legal education, he entered into private practice with the Washington, DC, law firm of Arnold & Porter, specializing in international debt restructuring negotiations and related litigation, primarily on behalf of the governments of Brazil and Venezuela. He also represented the US-recognized Government of Panama in matters relating to the activities of General Manuel Noriega.

Professor Carrasco has traveled widely in South America, as well as in the Middle East and in Europe, and has published numerous articles on international negotiation, law and development, international finance, LatCrit Theory and Critical Race Theory. In 1999, he became the first academic globally to produce an interactive web site on international finance and development designed for use by the layperson. Professor Carrasco directed The University of Iowa College of Law Center for International Finance and Development, which featured an e-book of over 300 pages. Written by Professor Carrasco and a group of his students, the e-book explained the complex world of international finance and development in plain language. The site has received hundreds of thousands of "hits" from around the globe.

Professor Carrasco advised the Latino Law Student Association, the Latino student group at the College of Law. His involvement with the Latino community at the law school was a reflection of his commitment to Latinos prior to coming to Iowa City. While at Arnold & Porter, Professor Carrasco successfully established a "mentor program" for first-year Latino law students in the Washington, DC, area. For this effort, he and his law firm received awards from the Hispanic Bar Association of D.C., Hispanic National Bar Association and the Association of Hispanic Law Students at American University's Washington College of Law.

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Professor Hines completed his phased retirement in 2014, but he intends to keep teaching part-time in the next few years. He is currently completing a major article, co-authored with Laura J. Hines, on the "Federal Constitutionalization of Punitive Damage Limits." This article reviews in detail how over 500 state and federal courts have implemented the new due-process-based federal "Guideposts" intended to prevent unconstitutional excessiveness in the size of punitive damage awards since these limitations were last restated and refined by the U.S. Supreme Court in State Farm Insurance Co. v. Campbell 2003.

N. William Hines joined the faculty at the College of Law in 1962 as an Assistant Professor and Director of the Agricultural Law Clinic. In 1973 he was named the Joseph F. Rosenfield Distinguished Professor of Law, and in 1976 assumed the role of Dean of The College of Law. He served 28 years as Iowa law dean, making him the longest serving dean of a College in the history of the University of Iowa.

While in law school at The University of Kansas (JD 1961), Professor Hines served as Associate Editor and Notes & Comments Editor of the Kansas Law Review. During his senior year he served concurrently as a clerk to Justice Walter A. Huxman of the US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Upon graduation he served as a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Harvard Law School for one year. His scholarship has focused on Property Co-ownership, Estate Planning, and Environmental Law.

He served as President of AALS in 2005.

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Professor Hovenkamp is a recognized expert and prolific author in the area of Antitrust law.  He joined the Iowa law faculty in 1986. Before coming to Iowa, Professor Hovenkamp was Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and prior to that he was Instructor, Department of History and American Civilization, University of Texas.

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Nicholas Johnson is among roughly 700 individuals listed in The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (2009), described by the publisher as “leading figures in the history of American law, from the colonial era to the present day.” He has been listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America since 1968. In 1970, Newsweek magazine described him as one of the four candidates most in demand for university presidencies. He taught at the College of Law from 1981 until his retirement in 2014.

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Born and raised in Iowa City, Professor Johnson earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas, Austin. While there he was Phi Beta Kappa, Order of the Coif and articles editor of the Texas Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for Judge John R. Brown, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, and Justice Hugo L. Black, U.S. Supreme Court.

His first teaching appointment was at the University of California Law School (Boalt Hall), Berkeley. He subsequently was an Associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling, from which he was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson (no relation) to be the U.S. Maritime Administrator.

He is perhaps best known for his tumultuous seven-year term as a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (1966-1973), during which, among other things, he was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and published How to Talk Back to Your Television Set. He later served President Jimmy Carter as a presidential advisor for the White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services.

Since his FCC term, Professor Johnson ran in an Iowa congressional primary, headed a Washington-based media reform group, hosted a PBS TV series, wrote a nationally syndicated column, consulted with numerous countries on media matters, and delivered hundreds of lectures at various venues including dozens of colleges.

Upon his return to Iowa City, in addition to teaching at the College of Law, Professor Johnson also taught in University’s Department of Communication Studies in the early 1980s, was Co-director of the UI's Institute for Health, Behavior and Environmental Policy, and a board member of the Iowa City Community School District School Board.

During his law teaching career at the Universities of California, Iowa, and visiting professorships elsewhere, he taught a range of subject matter courses including Administrative Law, Agency and Partnership, Broadcast History, Broadcast Regulation, Constitutional Law, Corporations, Cyberspace Law, Cyberspace Law Seminar, Economics of Law Practice Seminar, Entertainment Law and Business, Equity, Law of Electronic Media, Mass Communications Law, Media Law, Oil and Gas Law, and Sports Law.

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Professor Love began her legal career in private practice in Nebraska. In 1971, she taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at her alma mater, the University of Wisconsin. The following year she joined the law faculty of the University of California at Davis, where she taught for nineteen years. In 1991, she moved to the University of Iowa College of Law. Professor Love has been a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, and the University of Texas. She has won teaching awards at UC-Davis, Texas and Iowa.

Professor Love was Chair of the California Law Revision Commission in 1981-82. She served on the Accreditation Committee of the Association of American Law Schools from 1992-1996. She is a Past President of the Society of American Law Teachers and a member of the American Law Institute.

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Professor Matsumoto retired from the law faculty in 2013.  He joined the law faculty in 1974. Prior to that time, he practiced law with Bogle and Gates in Seattle, Washington and served as at the Washington Representative for the Japanese American Citizens League. At the JACL, he served as a lobbyist and worked principally on civil rights legislation and fund raising.

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Immediately after graduation from law school, Dean McGuire was appointed as assistant county attorney in Johnson County, where she concentrated in violent crime prosecution, particularly sexual and domestic assault and child abuse. She served in that capacity from 1982-1990, and as First Assistant County Attorney from 1986-1990. From 1989 until 1996, McGuire was a visiting and adjunct professor at the University of Iowa Law College, teaching constitutional law, criminal law, family law, domestic abuse law, and trial advocacy. She has supervised the Prosecutor Intern Program at the law school from 1983 until around 2010.

In 1996, McGuire was appointed Dean of Students at the law college. In that capacity, she oversaw all aspects of student affairs, including administering academic regulations and academic advising, supervising exam administration, arranging class and exam accommodations for students with disabilities, counseling students about academic, professional and personal matters, administering the academic dishonesty policy, staffing student affairs' committees, and administering the orientation and faculty advising programs. In 2007, she was appointed Associate Dean for Civic Engagement. In that capacity, she oversaw the important tasks of enhancing our outreach to the state and directing the Citizen Lawyer Program, which develops public service and service learning opportunities for our students.

McGuire has been a consultant and trainer in domestic abuse law, having worked with judges, lawyers, police, probation officers, and lay victim advocates. She has authored or edited a number of publications on the topic.

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Professor Neuhauser joined the faculty of the College of Law in 1963. Prior to that he was in private practice with the New York City law firm of Simpson, Thatcher & Bartlett. A former Associate Dean of the College of Law, he was also Director of the College of Law's Summer Program in International and Comparative Law. In addition to his regular courses in the corporate law field, he teaches a course in Comparative Corporation Law. He also has been active in using United States corporation law to influence American corporations doing business in South Africa and in various other nations that deny human rights. Professor Neuhauser is a member of the Iowa and New York bars.

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Professor Noblett Feld joined the law faculty in 1987. Prior to coming to the College of Law, she clerked for Justice Schultz of the Iowa Supreme Court and Judge Thinnes of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Iowa as well as being in private practice. She taught in the Clinical Law Program where her work focused on the Consumer Law Project. When she joined the Clinical Law Programs in 1987 she provided legal services to distressed farmers through a grant funded by the National Legal Services Corporation. In more recent years, her teaching focused on the areas of consumer law, consumer bankruptcies, immigration, and animal law cases.

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Larry D. Ward is the Orville L. and Ermina D. Dykstra Professor of Federal Tax Law Emeritus.

Professor Ward may be unique in the law-teaching world in having served as a professor, a practicing lawyer, and chairman of a publicly traded company. He has served as a Visiting Professor in the graduate tax programs at New York University School of Law and the University of Florida College of Law and has also been a visiting professor at Cornell, Michigan and Duke. He is a former Chair of the Taxation Section of the Association of American Law Schools and served as a trustee of the Iowa Law School Foundation from 1976-1990.

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Professor Wetlaufer took emeritus status in 2014.  He joined the Iowa law faculty in 1985 after thirteen years of private practice and seven years as a partner with the Washington, DC, law firm of Wald, Harkrader & Ross. While in private practice, Professor Wetlaufer specialized in antitrust law and economics, including antitrust litigation attendant to numerous contested tender offers; plaintiffs' Title VII class actions seeking to desegregate the construction industries in Washington, DC; other forms of complex federal litigation and administrative representation; and complex negotiations. As a student at Yale Law School, he served as research and teaching assistant to Professor Alexander M. Bickel.

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Professor Whiston joined the Iowa law faculty as a Visiting Professor in 1994. He was appointed to the faculty permanently in 1997. Before coming to Iowa, Professor Whiston had been a partner in the Missoula, Montana, litigation firm of Rossbach & Whiston, P.C., and had taught Torts at the University of Montana School of Law. He supervises the law school's Trial Advocacy Program and coaches the school's regional trial teams. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Iowa and Montana, before the Eighth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and is admitted at the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Visiting and Adjunct Faculty

Michaël Amado is Head Partner and Counsel (Avocat à la Cour) at Amado-Cabinet D'Avocats, which is a 50-year old firm engaged in the practice of Corporate law, Contracts, Labor law, and European law.  Since 1998, Amado has taught with the Arcachon program, where he teaches a French and European Union Law course. He also currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor of Labour Law at the University of Paris II - Pantheon Assas and as an Adjunct Professor of European Law at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) in Aix en Provence.

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Berry practiced law with Musick, Peeler & Garrett, a civil litigation firm in Los Angeles, from 1987 to 1989, then joined the US Attorney's Office for the Central District of California, where he worked until 1999. That year he moved to the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa. Mr. Berry has extensive experience investigating and prosecuting complex financial crimes. He teaches Federal Criminal Practice at the University of Iowa and trial advocacy at the National Advocacy Center, an arm of the US Department of Justice that provides training to Department prosecutors.

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Following law school, Matthew Cole served as judicial law clerk for the 2A District of Iowa in Mason City and then became an Assistant County Attorney for Dallas County. In 1999, he became the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa and in 2002 he became an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa.

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Professor Cotter is the Briggs and Morgan Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. He is teaching a Spring 2018 intersession course on Remedies in Patent Law.

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Professor Marcella David is a Visiting Professor of Law from Florida State University College of Law. Before coming to FSU, she was a law professor, provost and vice president of academic affairs at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Previously, David was an associate dean and professor of law and international studies at the University of Iowa College of Law. She also has visited at the University of Chicago School of Law, where she taught Contracts and Equal Protection, and at the University of Pennsylvania.

Before entering academia, David clerked for Judge Louis H. Pollak, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and was a litigation associate at the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. 

Her research interests include the use of economic and other sanctions, international criminal law and questions related to international organizations. 

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Randy Holland is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Iowa Law. He is Senior Of Counsel in the Wilmington office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Previously a Delaware Supreme Court justice for more than 30 years, Randy is recognized as an expert on corporation law, corporate governance, appellate practice, and state constitutional law. He has written more than 700 reported opinions, which include many seminal corporate law decisions.

Randy retired from the Delaware Supreme Court in March 2017. He was appointed to the court in 1986 by Governor Michael N. Castle, making him the youngest person to serve as a Delaware Supreme Court justice. In 2009, he became the longest-serving justice in Delaware history. Two years later, Randy was reappointed by former Governor Jack A. Markell and was unanimously confirmed by the Delaware Senate for an unprecedented third 12-year term. Prior to his appointment and confirmation in 1986, he was a partner at Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell.

Randy has written, co-authored, or edited nine books and also has published several law review articles, primarily focused on corporate law, judicial ethics and legal history. He has taught corporate governance, appellate practice, and state constitutional law as an adjunct professor for many years. In 2009, he co-authored a law school casebook from the perspective of all 50 states entitled State Constitutional Law: The Modern Experience. In 2010, with Randy's encouragement, the Conference of Chief Justices passed a unanimous resolution recommending that all law schools offer courses on state constitutions. Randy also taught appellate practice for 25 years as an adjunct professor and co-authored a law school casebook entitled Appellate Practice and Procedure. He continues to teach corporate governance classes at several law schools.

Randy has been recognized as one of the leading influencers on business ethics in the United States. He has traveled internationally to advance corporate governance and ethics, including working with the Chief Justice of Taiwan and visiting the country to speak on these topics.

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Following completion of her Library Science degree, Ellen Jones joined the staff of the University of Iowa Law Library as a Reference Librarian. During her tenure at the Library, Ellen has coordinated and taught legal research as part of the first year legal writing program since 1994.  She has also coordinated and taught Advanced Legal Research, a 2-credit, pass-fail course, often with co-teachers, since the Spring 1997 semester. 

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Eileen Kamerick is known among top corporations – from privately-held companies to global public conglomerates – as a strategic and collaborative executive who drives profitable growth while significantly enhancing stakeholder value. She has been CFO of leading corporations including Leo Burnett, Heidrick and Struggles International, Inc., Houlihan Lokey, and BP Amoco Americas and is an SEC Financial Expert. Eileen is a recognized expert on corporate governance and a frequently requested speaker on the topic by leading legal and governance organizations. She advises clients from starts-ups to public companies through the consulting firm she co-founded – The Governance Partners, LLC. She currently serves on three public company boards: Associated Banc-Corp. (NYSE), Legg Mason Closed End Mutual Funds (NYSE), and Hochschild Mining, plc (LSE). Eileen chairs two audit committees and one corporate governance committee.  Previously, Eileen served on the Board of Directors for ServiceMaster, a Fortune 100 services company, and Information Resources, Inc., a leading marketing data and analytics company, prior to the successful sale of both companies.  Eileen is an adjunct Professor of Law at The University of Chicago Law School, Washington University in St. Louis College of Law, and University of Iowa College of Law where she teaches corporate finance, corporate governance, and compliance. Recently, she was profiled as a “Director to Watch” in Directors and Boards magazine. Eileen was also profiled in The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors.  Eileen received her MBA with honors in Finance and International Business and her JD from The University of Chicago and completed additional graduate work at Exeter College, Oxford University. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was Valedictorian of her undergraduate class at Boston College. She is an active member of Women Corporate Directors and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.

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Amy is the Reference and Faculty Services Librarian, and is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law. Following law school, Amy was an associate with the Menlo Park, California, office of Latham & Watkins, LLP, and worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the District of South Dakota and the Northern District of Iowa. She then received her M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa. 

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Donald F. Parsons, Jr., became a Vice Chancellor of the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware on October 22, 2003 and served through 2015. He is a 1977 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and also received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University. 

 Before joining the Court of Chancery, Vice Chancellor Parsons spent over twenty-four years at the firm of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell in Wilmington, Delaware, where he was a senior partner. He returned to the firm as Senior Counsel after his time on the judiciary.  While in private practice, he specialized in intellectual property litigation, participated in numerous jury and non-jury patent trials, and wrote several papers relating to intellectual property law. Before joining Morris, Nichols in 1979, Vice Chancellor Parsons clerked for the Honorable James L. Latchum of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. He also is a Past President of the Delaware State Bar Association.

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Michael Pitton earned a BA cum laude in psychology from Creighton University in 1974 and a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1977, where he graduated with distinction and was a writer for the Iowa Law Review.

He received Arbitration and Mediation training from the Dispute Resolution Institute at the Hamline University School of Law and Mediation Center in 1994. He has been in private law practice since his graduation from law school, working with firms in Davenport, Iowa; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; and Iowa City. He is admitted to practice by the Supreme Courts of Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois, as well as several federal courts. He has engaged in a wide-ranging litigation practice involving court and jury trials, appellate court proceedings, arbitration hearings, administrative hearings, and mediations. He is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and has participated in proceedings before individual arbitrators and arbitration panels. The scope of his arbitration practice includes insurance, real estate, employment, commercial, securities, and tort law.

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Ted provides reference service, and teaches Advanced Legal Research, as well as guest lectures in the Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research course.

Before coming to the University of Iowa in 2005, Ted was the Associate Director at the Marquette University Law Library, was Head of Public Services at the University of Toledo Law Library (UTLL), and prior to that, served as the Acquisitions/Serials Librarian at UTLL.

Ted received his JD from the University of Toledo and was admitted to the Ohio State Bar. He earned his MSLIS and BA degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ted is a member of several professional associations including the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (MAALL), the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin (LLAW), the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries (ORALL), and the American Bar Association (ABA). Ted served as a member of the executive board and as President of both LLAW and ORALL, and, most recently, as President of MAALL (2012 – 2013). He is the editor and co-author of Legal Research in Wisconsin, 2d ed.

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Meredith Rich-Chappell is an is an attorney with Kids First and supervises students as part of the Legal Clinic's Judicial Externship program. 

She clerked for Justice Neuman of the Iowa Supreme Court during 2000-2001 and for Judge Harold Vietor of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa during 2001-2003.

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He has worked on the Psychology of Deterrence project at the Arms Control Association of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., on verification and public information issues for the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, and as an assistant professor of international relations and American foreign policy at American University in Washington, D.C. In 1997-1998, he served as a director on the National Security Council in the Clinton White House in the office of Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs.

He holds a PhD and MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins University, an LLM in public international law from the University of London and a JD from the University of Iowa.

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As Head of Special Collections, Noëlle oversees the Law Library archives and rare book collections. In addition to managing the Special Collections, she also provides reference service, guest lectures in the first-year LAWR program, and teaches in the Hubbard Program.

Before joining the University of Iowa Law Library, Noëlle worked for computer and internet companies designing legal and investment tools. She also practiced law for several years.

Noëlle has both a JD and a MLS degree from the University of Iowa. Her professional memberships include the American Association of Law Libraries and the Mid-American Association of Law Libraries.

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Paul earned his BA and BFA from Creighton University. He has a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law where he was a merit scholar and a counselor for two summers with the Philip G. Hubbard Law School Preparation Program. As a PhD candidate at Northwestern University, he held numerous positions: Fellow and Program Coordinator, Center for Leadership; Graduate Lecturer, School of Communication; Assistant Master, Residential College; and Graduate Mentor, Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching.

Paul joins the Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center as its Assistant Director. He focuses on legal, communication, and leadership obstacles and opportunities for charitable organizations. His work will bring him to communities throughout the state, and he will teach undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses at the University of Iowa.

Paul is a sixth-generation Iowan who was raised on his family’s farm. He toured nationally and performed as such venerable venues as The Fox Theatre in St. Louis and The Ohio Theatre in Columbus. He has presented his academic research at conferences throughout the United States, as well as Canada.

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Judge Williams graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1988. He clerked for Chief Judge Donald E. O'Brien of the Northern District of Iowa for two years, after he worked for the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC, for two years prosecuting criminal cases. From 1992 to 1997 he worked as a trial attorney for Lathrop & Gage in Kansas City, during which time he also taught Federal Criminal Law as an adjunct at the Kansas City School of Law. From 1997 until 2016, he was an assistant US Attorney in Cedar Rapids doing criminal prosecution.  In 2016, he became a Federal Magistrate for the US District Court for the Northern District of Iowa.

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Mark Wyeth has been teaching Comparative Criminal Law at the University of Iowa College of Law since 1995.

Mark is a full-time practicing barrister based in London and has been working with the London Law Consortium and with American law students continuously since 1991.

Mark is an accredited lecturer with the American Bar Association, the Bar Council and the Law Society.

Mark holds an Honors Degree in Law from Leicester Polytechnic, a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law from the London School of Economics, University of London and is also a qualified arbitrator and mediator and Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Mark was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1983 and to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2010. In 2009, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel. This is the highest rank a Barrister can obtain. In 2014 Mark was made a Bencher of Inner Temple.

Mark is a very experienced Barrister who practices from chambers in London (5 Paper Buildings) and Cardiff (Apex Chambers).  The focus of his practice is criminal law and he has a long established specialism in intellectual property law, acting, inter alia, as a recognised trademark counsel and as an appointed mediator with the Music Publishers Association.

Mark is an expert in serious organized crime and fraud cases (appointed as an approved Queen’s Counsel prosecutor with the Serious Fraud Office ) and conducts trials for both defense and prosecution.  Marks cases frequently  involve VAT and mortgage frauds, murder, drug importation cases and commercial disputes involving well known recording artists.

Mark also practices in the field of regulatory work undertaking defense work for Doctors and other professionals.

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