We're pleased to welcome David Lander for a visit to the Lounge. David is a long-time adjunct professor for Saint Louis University School of Law where he teaches courses in bankruptcy, economic justice, and the history, impacts and regulation of consumer credit.
He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and the author of “Are Adjuncts a Benefit or a Detriment? “ 33 Dayton Law Review 286 (2008). He has also written articles on the credit counseling industry, bankruptcy, secured transactions, agricultural finance and consumer finance which have appeared in various publications including Washington University Law Quarterly, Saint Louis University Law Review, the American Bankruptcy Law Review and the University of Kansas Law Review.
We're very pleased to welcome Professor Ray Campbell to the Lounge. Ray is an associate professor at Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China. (You may Peking U. sought ABA accreditation back when Jeffrey Lehman was its dean. Thus far, the ABA has been unwilling to bite.) He received his JD from Virginia and clerked for Chief Justice Warren Burger. He was also a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and Jenner & Block and CEO of HarmonyCentral.com, before moving to the academy. He has published several pieces focusing on innovation and disruption in both law schools and the legal services industry and we're looking forward to his insights!
We're pleased to introduce David Frakt as a guest in the Lounge. David is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves, currently on extended active dutyorders serving as defense counsel. He may be best known for his successful defense of Mohammed Jawad, a juvenile who was detained at Guantanamo from 2003 to 2009.
David graduated from Harvard Law, clerked for Judge Monroe McKay on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and then entered active duty in the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
He has spent a number of years in legal academia, as an Associate Professor and Director of the Criminal Law Practice Center at Western State University College of Law, Associate Professor at Barry University School of Law, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He writes on issues related to military commissions, war crimes, international humanitarian law, national security, treatment of detainees, criminal procedure and professional responsibility.
I have my own special tie to David. In 2005, his father, Arthur Frakt - the former Dean of Loyola-LA Law and Widener Law, and former Rutgers Law professor - was centrally involved in hiring the first six Drexel faculty members. I was part of that cohort.
I am writing to welcome Diane Curtis, senior lecturer in political science and director of pre-law planning at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to the faculty lounge. She'll be sitting with us for a spell. Curtis' teaching interests are primarily in the fields of Constitutional, Family, and Privacy Law. Her courses in the political science department include "Family and the State," "The Body Politic," "Privacy Law," and "Introduction to Legal Reasoning." She has also taught in the law schools of Western New England and the University of Connecticut and in the legal studies department at Bay Path College. She was educated at New York University's law school and before NYU Law she studied comparative literature at NYU.
I'm very much looking forward to Diane Curtis' posts; she has a vantage we do not hear enough about here in the lounge. Welcome, Diane. Dan Filler and I are pushing a chair into the lounge for you.
The image is the WEB DuBois library at U.Mass. Amherst, courtesy of wikipedia.
It's my pleasure to announce that Beau Baez, a professor of law at Charlotte School of Law, is stepping into the faculty lounge to sit with us for a spell. His areas of teaching and research include business law, tax, torts, and legal history. Some of his recent publications include the book Tort Law in the United States(Aspen/Kluwer Law, 2010 and 2nd ed. 2014) and the articles "Taxing Internet Sales: Trying to Make a Two Thousand Year Old Jurisdiction Test Work in the Dot-Com Economy," 64 The Tax Lawyer (2011) and "Volunteers, Victims, and Vicarious Liability: Why Tort Law Should Recognize Altruism," 48 University of Louisville Law Review 221 (2009). Cribbing now from his webpage:
H. Beau Baez joined Charlotte School of Law from Liberty University School of Law where he was an Assistant Professor of Law. Baez was the director of the Tax Law program at Concord University School of Law and counsel for the Multistate Tax Commission. He received both a J.D. and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and was a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office.
Baez is fluent in Spanish and has authored several international tax chapters in Compensation and Benefits Coordinator for the Research Institute of America. His articles have been published in State Tax Notes, Tax Notes Today, Tax Notes International, the Exempt Organization Tax Review, and Tax Base. His presentations and symposiums on various topics have been heard at Liberty Law School, Concord Law School, the National Lawyers Association Winter Conference, and the University of Richmond Second Annual State and Local Tax Institute, among others.
Closer readers of the faculty lounge may recall that Beau has been a frequent commentor. I'm looking forward to his posts!
It's my pleasure to announce that Wes Oliver of Duquesne University's law school will be sitting with us for a spell in the faculty lounge. Wes is Associate Professor and Criminal Justice Program Director at Duquesne. Wes and I first met through our mutual interest in legal history -- he wrote a dissertation at Yale on the growth of criminal procedure in New York in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Cribbing now from his website:
His scholarship has examined numerous aspects of criminal law and procedure, including search and seizure, interrogations, material witness detentions, wiretapping, plea bargaining, Prohibition and the history of policing. Oliver hosts a television program entitled Crime and Punishment on the Pennsylvania Cable Network and served as a legal analyst for NBC News' coverage of the criminal proceedings against Jerry Sandusky. He is a frequent commentator on criminal justice issues, having appeared on ABC World News, CBS This Morning, 48 Hours Investigates, NBC Nightly News, TODAY Show, MSNBC's Ed Show and commented on NPR. Oliver has been quoted by newspapers that include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner. Oliver earned J.S.D. and LL.M. degrees from Yale University and J.D. and B.A. degrees from the University of Virginia.
Wes' publications include Tennessee Criminal Law: Cases and Materials (with Doug Blaze, West 2011) and numerous articles, including recently Material Witness Detentions After al-Kidd, 100 Kentucky Law Journal 125 (2012) and Western Union, the American Federation of Labor, Google and the Changing Face of Corporate Privacy Advocates, 80 Mississippi Law Journal 971 (2012). Some of his other work is available at srrn. Wes has two forthcoming books Criminal Law: Cases and Materials (with Jack Chin) and The Rise of Modern Police and the Birth of Modern Criminal Procedure.
Welcome, Wes -- looking forward to your posts! Based on Wes' wide-ranging interests and expertise I'm guessing we're going to be hearing about a bunch of different topics.
Just wanted to bring you up to date on happenings around these parts. As many of you have noticed the blog's been down for the better part of the last five or so days. Our host, typepad, has been hit by DDOS (distributed denial of service attacks). (Details here.) We appreciate your coming to visit with us -- and comment -- in the faculty lounge. There's nothing we can do about the problems at typepad, but we have been tweeting some @FacLoungeBlog.
We hope the semester's coming to a good conclusion for you -- and wish our law student readers the best of luck on finals. And we're looking forward to being back up and running soon.
It's my pleasure to announce that my friend Elizabeth Dale is stepping into the faculty lounge to sit with us for a spell. Elizabeth holds appointments in both the history department and the law school at the University of Florida, where she is a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor. She was a civil rights lawyer for some years in Chicago before attending graduate school at the University of Chicago. You may recall that I have blogged about some of her work before, including her Criminal Justice in the United States, 1789-1939. (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and her article on popular constitutionalism via the web. Her extensive publications include The Chicago Trunk Murder: Law and Justice at the Turn of the Century (NIU Press, 2011); The Rule of Justice: The People of Chicago Versus Zephyr Davis (Ohio State University Press, 2001); and Debating and Creating Authority: The Failure of a Constitutional Ideal, Massachussetts Bay, 1629-1649 (Ashgate, 2001). Elizabeth also has chapters on the seventeenth century and on criminal law in A Companion to American Legal Historyand she is editor-in-chief of Law and HIstory Review.
I've been asked to post the following hiring announcement by our friends at Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center:
In connection with our work on a sponsored research project with the National Football League Players Association, the Petrie-Flom Center seeks to hire a Senior Law and Ethics Associate immediately. (Please note that this is a distinct position from the one we recently advertised working with Harvard Catalyst on clinical and translational research.)
We are seeking a full-time doctoral-level hire (J.D., M.D., Ph.D., etc. in law, ethics, public health, social science, or other relevant discipline) with extensive knowledge of and interest in legal and ethical issues related to the health and welfare of professional athletes. The position will be funded for at least two years, with renewal likely for an additional year or more.
Josh is finishing up a JD at Yale and will be joining Boies, Schiller and Flexner next year. While we've had other historians hang out with us before, we've not had -- so far as I can recall -- someone who's currently a law student. Josh will bring a different perspective from what we usually have here. I'm really looking forward to his posts on legal history and I'm guessing a bunch of other topics, too.
As many of our readers have noticed, we have been under a siege of spam comments recently. Typepad is working on the problem but we are also looking at things we can do to address the problem. We have thus far resisted a requirement that commenters sign in with Typepad. We also prefer not to implement moderation of all comments. One approach we'll take is to be more selective about which posts will be open to comments. Our more anondyne posts will thus function as announcements, rather than prompts.
We are pleased to welcome Sarah Burstein to the L0unge. Sarah is an associate professor at the Oklahoma University College of Law. She holds a JD from the University of Chicago and writes in the area of IP. You can find publications (and other important biographical info) here. Welcome to the Lounge!
We are pleased that Dean Patricia Salkin will be joining us as a guest blogger in the Lounge for a bit. Dean Salkin took over leadership of Touro College Jacob Fuchsberg Law Center in 2012, having moved from the faculty of Albany Law School. She is a land use scholar and has a land use and zoning blog, Law of the Land. Her impressive accomplishments, scholarly and otherwise, can be found here. Welcome!
Assistant Professor Justin R. Long studies state constitutionalism, public education law, urban law, and federalism. He is the associate director for education law and policy of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, and regularly works with civil rights activists in the community. He served as reporter for the Michigan Judicial Selection Task Force, a citizens' commission working to reform Michigan's process for selecting supreme court justices. He lives in Detroit.
We're incredibly pleased to announce that two new permabloggers are joining the Faculty Lounge. Many of you will already be familiar with their particularly engaging (and at times controversial) posts.
Michelle Meyer is finishing a fellowship at the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School and is moving to become an assistant professor of Bioethics at the Union Graduate College of the Mount Sinai School of
Medicine. She holds an AB from Dartmouth, a JD from Harvard, and a Ph.D in Religious Studies from Virginia. Her publications are here.
Jeff Redding is an associate professor at Saint Louis University School of Law. He has a BA from Harvard and a JD from Chicago. He teaches civil procedure and comparative law. His publications are here.
It's my plesaure to announce that Sarah Lynnda Swan is stepping into the faculty lounge to sit with us for a spell. Sarah is a law graduate of the University of British Columbia and holds a masters in law from Columbia. She is completing a JSD at Columbia. Her work centers around gender and legal history (which is how we cross paths, unsurprisingly). I think you will enjoy her article, "A New Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations: Gender and Erotic Triangles in Lumley v. Gye," which appeared in the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender last year. Her next article, "Triangulating Rape," will appear in the NYU Review of Law and Social Change shortly. I'm looking forward to her posts, particularly on legal history.
It's my pleasure to introduce Mitchel Winick, the dean and president of Monterey College of Law, to the faculty lounge. He's going to be sitting with us for a spell. Mitch has served as dean of Monterey since 2005. Prior to moving to Monterey, Mitch served as the Assistant Dean for Texas Tech University School of Law and as the Executive Director and Education Director for the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism. He also served as an adjunct law professor at University of Houston, University of New Mexico, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Wesleyan University. He was educated at the University of the Pacific and the University of Houston School of Law. In addition to his administrative duties, he teaches in the areas of professional ethics and international law and his scholarship on ethics has appeared in the Texas Tech Law Review and the Texas Wesleyan Law Review.
Monterey College of Law is an independent, non-profit evening law school accredited by the State Bar of California Committee of Bar Examiners. Thus, Dean Winick has a different perspective from a lot of the voices we usually hear in the lounge. I'm looking forward to his thoughts about their curriculum, faculty, the goals for the education of their students, and what practices of non-traditional law schools might be used to change more traditional schools. I'm looking forward to the conversation. Welcome, Dean Winick.
Before joining the Hamline faculty, Ann was a visiting assitant professor at Michigan State University and a Fellow at California Western School of Law. Ann received her J.D. degree from University of California, Berkeley and her A.B. degree from Bryn Mawr College. Before entering the academy, Ann clerked for Judge Gould of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Armstrong of the Oregon Court of Appeals, and worked for several years representing Indian tribes, first as in-house counsel for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and then as an Associate at Kanji & Katzen, PLLC. Her practice primarily centered on environmental and natural resources law.
It's my pleasure to introduce James Ridgway is stepping into the faculty lounge to sit with us for a spell. James is a Professorial Lecturer in Law at the George Washington University School of Law, where he teaches veterans law. He is the founder and administrator of VeteransLawLibrary.com, a free veterans law resource for practitioners and scholars.
James is also the Chief Counsel for Policy and Procedure at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He graduated with highest honors in both physics and history from William and Mary in 1994 and the University of Virginia Law School in 1997, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. Before joining the Veterans Administration, James clerked for the Honorable Alan G. Lance, Sr., and the Honorable Kenneth B. Kramer of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC). Between those clerkships, he was a trial and appellate Assistant State’s Attorney in Chicago, Illinois for five years and he also taught at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
James' articles on veterans law have appeared in such journals as the Administrative Law Review, American University Law Review, New York University Annual Survey of American Law, and the Veterans Law Review. His work examining the veterans benefits system has been cited by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Congress, and by the Solicitor General and other parties arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court. His writings are available at his ssrn page.
Welcome, James -- very much looking forward to your posts!