Jennifer M. Collins, Dean, Judge James Noel Dean and Professor of Law
Lolita Buckner Inniss, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Meghan J. Ryan, Associate Dean for Research
Greg Ivy, Associate Dean for Library and Technology
Mary Spector, Associate Dean for Clinics
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Hillel J. Bavli, Assistant Professor of Law, B.A., 2003, Boston University; J.D., 2006, Fordham University School of Law; LL.M., 2011, Harvard Law School; M.A. (Statistics), 2013, Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Ph.D. (Statistics in Law and Government), 2017, Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Professor Bavli’s teaching and scholarship interests are in the fields of evidence, torts, complex litigation, law and economics, and empirical legal studies. He is particularly interested in applications of statistics to law, including the use of experimental and quantitative methods to evaluate law-related interventions and applications of probability theory, Bayesian analysis, sampling, and causal inference to study and improve the law. An experienced litigation attorney, Professor Bavli has practiced in the fields of complex commercial litigation, antitrust law, and criminal law, most recently at the firms Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Boies Schiller Flexner LLP. Prior to joining SMU’s faculty, Professor Bavli designed and taught a seminar course on the economic analysis of law in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He received numerous awards for distinction in teaching for the course. He has completed a Fulbright Fellowship studying game theory in Jerusalem, Israel, as well as short-term clerkships at the Supreme Court of India and the Supreme Court of Rwanda. He recently held a visiting fellowship at the Yale Law School Center for Private Law, and he is an affiliate of the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science.
Lackland H. Bloom, Jr., Larry and Jane Harlan Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Law, B.A., 1970, Southern Methodist University; J.D., 1973, University of Michigan. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif, as well as administrative editor of the Michigan Law Review, Professor Bloom was a law clerk to Chief Judge John R. Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He later was associated with the Washington firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. A specialist in constitutional law, he has published two books with the Oxford University Press. The first, Methods of Interpretation: How the Supreme Court Reads the Constitution, published in 2009, received the Godbey Lecture Series Authors Award in 2010. The second book, Do Great Cases Make Bad Law?, was published in 2014. Professor Bloom has published articles concerning affirmative action, copyright and free speech, defamation and offensive speech. He has recently delivered talks to the Bill of Rights and the Intellectual Property sections of the Texas Bar. He also delivered a four-part Godbey Lecture Series entitled “Constitutional Law 101: One Hundred and Twenty-five Years of Supreme Court Precedent in Four Hours.” He teaches courses in constitutional law, freedom of speech and religion, and copyright.
Chante Brantley, Director of The VanSickle Family Law Clinic and Assistant Clinical Professor, B.S., 1991, Texas Woman’s University; M.S.S.W., The University of Texas, J.D, 2006, The University of Texas School of Law. Ms. Prox’s work in The VanSickle Family Law Clinic encompasses teaching and supervising students who will represent low-income residents in matters such as divorce, paternity actions, custody and visitation, and child and spousal support. Prior to joining the faculty at SMU Dedman School of Law, Ms. Prox was managing attorney and mediator at Barnes Prox Law, PLLC, which focused exclusively on family law matters. She began her career as a Child Protective Services caseworker, transitioning to law working as a legislative aide to Texas State Senator Royce West. Ms. Prox’s experiences as a caseworker helped shaped the health and human services legislation she spearheaded for Senator West which enhanced the lives of many families across Texas. Most notably, she recommended the “Grandparents’ Bill” which provides financial assistance to grandparents raising their grandchildren with the goal of preserving family ties. Tenents of this bill have expanded to federal kinship care legislation.
Dale Carpenter, Judge William Hawley Atwell Chair of Constitutional Law and Professor of Law, B.A., 1989, Yale College; J.D., 1992, University of Chicago Law School. Professor Carpenter teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, the First Amendment, and LGBT rights and the law. Professor Carpenter’s book, Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas (Norton, 2012), was chosen a Notable Book for 2012 by the New York Times, won the Lambda Literary prize for best non-fiction of 2012, and garnered excellent reviews in the Times, the New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and many other journals and newspapers. Professor Carpenter graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. He clerked for the Honorable Edith H. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1992 to 1993. After his clerkship, he practiced at Vinson & Elkins in Houston and at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin in San Francisco. From 2000 to 2016, he taught at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was a Distinguished University Teaching Professor and held the law school’s chair in Civil Rights law. Carpenter is a member of the state bars of Texas and California, and of the American Law Institute. Since 2004, he has served as an editor of Constitutional Commentary. Since 2005, he has been an active blogger on the popular legal blog, the Volokh Conspiracy, which is hosted by Reason.com.
Michaela Cashen, Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy, B.A., 1981, Augustana College; J.D., 1984, University of Illinois. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Cashen was a practicing registered nurse in Illinois. After graduation from law school, she practiced law as an associate with the Dallas firm of Johnson, Bromberg & Leeds, where she focused on commercial litigation, employment law and construction law. She then served as in-house counsel with Texas Instruments, focusing primarily on real estate law. Before joining the SMU full-time faculty, she taught legal software and online legal research for a number of years in Dallas. At SMU, she currently teaches primarily in the areas of legal research and legal writing. In addition to her first-year legal research and writing classes, Ms. Cashen teaches a graduate course on perspectives of the American legal system for international Master of Laws students. She also teaches a Texas Bar Exam essay-writing workshop twice a year, prior to both the February and July bar exams.
Anthony J. Colangelo, Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law, B.A., 2000, (Phi Beta Kappa) Middlebury College; J.D., 2003, (Order of the Coif) Northwestern University; LL.M., 2006, Columbia University; J.S.D., 2009, Columbia University. Professor Colangelo’s scholarly and teaching interests are in the fields of conflict of laws, civil procedure, U.S. foreign relations law, and private and public international law. His scholarship has been selected multiple times for presentation at the prestigious Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum and has been published in top general and international scholarly journals. His articles have also been cited and quoted in a number of high-profile cases at the U.S. Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court levels as well as in a recent U.S. Military Commission ruling regarding, among other things, the extraterritorial application of U.S. law implementing the U.N. Torture Convention to Chuckie Taylor (son of former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor), the proper exercise of universal jurisdiction in relation to Alien Tort Statute claims by South African plaintiffs against corporations alleged to have been complicit in apartheid-era abuses by the South African government, and Salim Hamdan’s (Osama bin Laden’s driver) challenges to U.S. Military Commission jurisdiction. Prior to coming to SMU, Professor Colangelo held an associate-in-law research and teaching fellowship at Columbia Law School. Before Columbia, he worked as a litigation associate at the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP in the New York and Rome offices. Following law school, where he was notes editor of the Northwestern University Law Review, Professor Colangelo clerked for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
James Coleman, Associate Professor of Law, B.A., 2001, Harvard College; J.D., 2007, Harvard Law School. Professor Coleman comes to SMU from the University of Calgary, where he taught at both the law school and the business school. Before Calgary, he served on the faculty at Harvard Law School as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law. Beginning this fall, he will teach oil and gas. He has earned two degrees from Harvard University — a J.D. (cum laude) and B.A. in biology (magna cum laude with highest honors in field). Upon graduation from law school, he served as clerk for Eighth Circuit Judge Steve Colloton, and then practiced energy, environmental, and appellate law as an associate in the Washington, D.C., firm of Sidley Austin LLP for three years. Coleman’s scholarship addresses regulation of North American energy companies, focusing on how countries account for and influence regulation of fuel and electricity in their trading partners and how global energy companies respond to competing pressures from investors and regulators in multiple jurisdictions. He publishes the Energy Law Professor blog and you can follow him on Twitter at @energylawprof.
Jennifer M. Collins, Judge James Noel Dean and Professor of Law, B.A., 1987, Yale University; J.D. 1991, Harvard University. Dean Collins graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and served as the notes editor of the Harvard Law Review. After graduation, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dorothy Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Dean Collins served as an attorney adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice and as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, where she specialized in homicide cases. She also worked in private practice at Miller Cassidy Larroca & Lewin (now Baker Botts) and Sidley Austin. Prior to joining the SMU faculty, Dean Collins was at the Wake Forest University School of Law, where she taught criminal law, criminal procedure, family law, and gender and the law, and won every teaching award offered by the law school. She also served as vice provost for the university. Dean Collins’ articles have appeared in the Yale Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Iowa Law Review and many others. Her first book, Privilege or Punish: Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties (coauthored with Dan Markel and Ethan Leib), was published by Oxford University Press in 2009.
Nathan Cortez, Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor in Leadership and Latino Studies and Professor of Law, B.A., 1999, University of Pennsylvania; J.D., 2002, Stanford University. Professor Cortez teaches and writes on health law, food and drug law, administrative law, and legislation. His research focuses on the challenges of regulating emerging markets in health care and biotechnology. For example, he has become one of the world’s leading legal scholars on medical tourism and cross-border health care. He also writes extensively on Food and Drug Administration regulation, including First Amendment challenges, alternative forms of regulation such as adverse publicity and the ways the FDA addresses new technologies such as mobile medical applications. Professor Cortez has presented his research to regulators, at industry conferences, to professional societies and at law schools around the country including Harvard, North Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin and Yale. He also provides frequent legal commentary to the media, including the Chicago Tribune, CNN, the Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, NPR and The Associated Press. Before joining SMU, Professor Cortez practiced with the Washington, D.C., law firm Arnold & Porter, representing clients in regulatory matters, with a special emphasis on health care fraud and abuse, FDA enforcement, health privacy, and the Medicare and Medicaid programs. He represented clients in litigation, in transactions, during agency enforcement actions and during congressional investigations and hearings. While at Arnold & Porter, Professor Cortez litigated pro bono cases with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and was a board member of the D.C. Hispanic Bar Foundation. In 2006, he was a visiting assistant professor at Rutgers-Camden Law School. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and J.D. from Stanford University.
Ruth A. Cross, Director and Clinic Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy, B.A., 1975, University of Texas at Austin; J.D., 1978, University of Texas School of Law. After graduation, Ms. Cross worked in the Dallas offices of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld and Arter & Hadden as a litigator, with an emphasis on appellate practice, and she clerked for the Dallas Court of Appeals. She is heavily involved in creating the research project that serves as the basis for the Jackson Walker Moot Court Oral Advocacy Competition. She also serves as faculty adviser to the Jackson Walker Moot Court Board. Ms. Cross teaches courses in Texas pretrial procedure, Texas trial and appellate procedure, and legal research, writing and advocacy. She taught legal research and writing as an adjunct at SMU during 1984–99 before joining the faculty on a full-time basis.
Gregory S. Crespi, Homer R. Mitchell Endowed Professor in Commercial and Insurance Law, Altshuler Distinguish Teaching Professor and Professor of Law, B.S., 1969, Michigan State University; M.S., 1974, George Washington University; Ph.D., 1978, University of Iowa; J.D., 1985, Yale Law School. Prior to joining the faculty at SMU, Professor Crespi served in the White House as the senior counsel for the Council of Economic Advisers under the Reagan and Bush administrations. Professor Crespi also practiced law for several years with the firms of Debevoise & Plimpton and Davis, Hockenberg specializing primarily in securities law. He is the author of two books on securities law and of a number of articles on law and economics, securities regulation, contract law, disability rights, student loan programs, presidential impeachment and other topics. Professor Crespi teaches in the areas of contract law, law and economic analysis, and business enterprise.
William V. Dorsaneo, III, Justice John and Lena Hickman Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law, B.A., 1967, University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1970, University of Texas. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, grand chancellor of the Order of Chancellors and a member of the Order of the Coif, Professor Dorsaneo was a litigation specialist in Dallas after graduation from law school. He is the principal author of the 26-volume Texas Litigation Guide published by Matthew Bender & Company and the co-author of the five-volume Texas Civil Trial Guide, as well as three casebooks entitled Cases and Materials on Civil Procedure, Texas Pre-Trial Litigation and Texas Trial & Appellate Litigation, and several other volumes on Texas litigation. He is board certified in civil appellate law, an active member of the Advisory Committee to the Texas Supreme Court and a member of the American Law Institute.
Beverly C. Duréus, Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy, B.A., 1983, Drake University; J.D., 1986, Drake University Law School; Th.M., 1999, Dallas Theological Seminary; D.Min.2016, SMU Perkins School of Theology. Ms. Duréus teaches legal research, writing and advocacy, and a course on federal judicial externships. Her scholarship interests and teaching experiences also include civil procedure, evidence, alternative dispute resolutions and an integration of religion and jurisprudence. Ms. Duréus serves as a co-executive editor of The International Lawyer and The Year in Review. At Drake University Law School, Ms. Duréus was a member of the National Order of the Barristers and Phi Alpha Delta, served as the chair of the Moot Court Board and obtained numerous awards for oral advocacy. Prior employment experiences include working for the chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, associate professor of law at Drake Law School, shareholder at Chapman & Reese P.C., chair of the Ecclesiastical Section at White & Wiggins LLP, and associate at Gardere & Wynne LLP. She is the president and founder of Katallasso Ministries International and a faculty consultant, and former faculty adviser to the Black Law Students Association and former faculty adviser to the Christian Legal Society. She is also the former president of the Dallas Association of Black Women Attorneys and a member of the William MacTaylor American Inn of Court, Dallas Bar Foundation fellow, Board of Counselors at Drake Law, Who’s Who in American Law Schools, American Association of Law Schools, J.L. Turner Legal Association, and Dallas and American bar associations.
Jeffrey M. Gaba, M.D. Anderson Foundation Endowed Professor in Health Law and Professor of Law, B.A., 1972, University of California, Santa Barbara; J.D., 1976, Columbia University; M.P.H., 1989, Harvard University. Professor Gaba specializes in environmental law. In law school, Professor Gaba was notes and comments editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. Following law school, he was a law clerk to Chief Justice Edward Pringle of the Colorado Supreme Court. Prior to joining the faculty at SMU, he was an attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund and with the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Professor Gaba has published numerous articles on environmental law. He is the author of Environmental Law (West Black Letter Series) and co-author of the treatise The Law of Solid Waste, Pollution Prevention and Recycling. He teaches environmental law and related courses, property and administrative law.
Joanna L. Grossman, Ellen Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law and Professor of Law, B.A., 1990, Amherst College; J.D. 1994, (Order of the Coif) Stanford University. She teaches in the areas of gender law, family law, and trusts and estates. She is an expert in sex discrimination law and has written extensively about educational and workplace equality, with a special focus on issues such as sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination. In her most recent book, Nine to Five: How Sex, Gender, and Sexuality Continue to Define the American Workplace (Cambridge 2016), Professor Grossman provides a lively and accessible discussion of contemporary cases and events that show it is far too soon to pronounce the triumph of women’s work-place equality. She is the co-author of Gender and Law: Theory, Doctrine, Commentary (8th ed. 2019), a sex discrimination casebook; Gender Law and Policy (3rd ed. 2020), an undergraduate textbook; Family Law in a Changing America (2020), a family law casebook; Wills, Trusts, and Estates: A Contemporary Approach (2019), an inheritance law casebook; and Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America (Princeton 2011), a comprehensive social history of American family law. She is the coeditor of Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women’s Equal Citizenship (Cambridge University Press 2009), an interdisciplinary anthology that explores persistent gaps between formal commitments to gender equality and the reality of women’s lives, and Family Law in New York, a guide to domestic relations law in a state that is a “leader” with few followers. A graduate with distinction from Stanford Law School, Professor Grossman served as the articles development editor of the Stanford Law Review and was elected to Order of the Coif. She served as a law clerk to Judge William A. Norris of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit before spending a year as staff counsel at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C., as recipient of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship. She practiced law from 1996 to 1998 at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Williams & Connolly. Prior to joining the SMU faculty, she was the Sidney & Walter Siben Distinguished Professor of Family Law at Hofstra Law School in New York. Professor Grossman is a regular columnist for Justia’s Verdict and an elected member of the American Law Institute.
Christopher H. Hanna, Alan D. Feld Endowed Professor, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Law, B.S., 1984, J.D., 1988, University of Florida, LL.M., 1989, New York University. Professor Hanna has been a visiting professor at the University of Texas School of Law, the University of Florida College of Law and the University of Tokyo School of Law, and a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and the Japanese Ministry of Finance. In 1998, Professor Hanna served as a consultant in residence to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. From June 2000 to April 2001, he assisted the U.S. Joint Committee on Taxation in its complexity study of the U.S. tax system; from May 2002 to February 2003, he assisted the joint committee in its study of Enron; and, upon completion of the study, he continued to serve as a consultant to the Joint Committee on Tax Legislation. From May 2011 until December 2018, Professor Hanna served as senior policy adviser for tax reform to the United States Senate Committee on Finance. Prior to coming to SMU, Professor Hanna was a tax attorney with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Steptoe & Johnson. His primary duties included tax planning for partnerships and corporations on both a domestic and international level, and also tax controversy. He has received the Dr. Don M. Smart Teaching Award for excellence in teaching at the SMU Law School on nine separate occasions. In 1995, he was featured in Barrister magazine, a publication of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, as one of “21 young lawyers leading us into the 21st century” (special profile issue 1995). He has authored numerous articles in various areas of taxation including international taxation, corporate taxation, partnership taxation and tax accounting. Professor Hanna’s first book, Comparative Income Tax Deferral: The United States and Japan, was published in July 2000. He coauthored a second book, Corporate Income Tax Accounting, which was published in fall 2007 and is now in its 12th edition. Professor Hanna is a member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Tax Counsel.
Grant M. Hayden, Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law, B.A., 1989 (Phi Beta Kappa) University of Kansas; M.A., 1991, University of Kansas; J.D., 1995 (Order of the Coif) Stanford University. Professor Hayden received his law degree with distinction from Stanford Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and a Master of Arts in art history from the University of Kansas. At Kansas, he taught the history of Western art and led efforts to organize the graduate teaching assistants into a collective bargaining unit. As a law student, he was an editor of the Stanford Law Review and the Stanford Law and Policy Review. Professor Hayden served as a law clerk to Judge Deanell Reece Tacha of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and worked as an associate at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Shea & Gardner. Prior to joining the SMU faculty, Professor Hayden was at the Hofstra University School of Law, where he was chosen by four graduating classes to be the faculty commencement speaker. He writes and teaches in the areas of corporate governance, voting rights, labor law, and employment discrimination. His recent publications include articles in the California, Fordham, Michigan, and Vanderbilt Law Reviews.
Patricia S. Heard, Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy, B.A., 1980, University of Texas at Arlington, J.D., 1983, University of Texas. While in law school, Ms. Heard was a member of the Texas Law Review. Prior to joining the law faculty at SMU, Ms. Heard was an attorney with several different firms in the Dallas area, specializing primarily in transaction work and civil litigation. In addition, she was in-house counsel for a large corporation in Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Heard currently teaches legal research, writing and advocacy, and also serves as a co-executive editor of The International Lawyer.
JoAnn A. Hubbard, Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy, B.S. (pharmacy), University of Oklahoma; J.D., 1987, University of Oklahoma. While in law school, Ms. Hubbard was articles editor of the Oklahoma Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. Prior to joining the SMU faculty in 2000, she was an associate in the Dallas office of Jones Day. After practicing for several years, she joined an independent Texas banking group as its vice president and general counsel. In 2003, she was the assistant director of the SMU Dedman School of Law Corporate Directors’ Institute. Her current teaching area is legal research, writing and advocacy.
Lolita Buckner Inniss, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, A. B., 1983, Princeton University; J.D.,1986, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA); LL.M, 2007, Osgoode Hall, York University; Ph.D, 2011, Osgoode Hall, York University. At Princeton, she majored in Romance Languages and Literature with certifications (minors) in African American and Latin American Studies, and was a National Urban League Essay Prize winner and a Latin American Studies Travel Scholarship winner. At UCLA, she was an editor of the National Black Law Journal, a participant in Moot Court Honors, and an extern for the Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. At Osgoode Hall, she earned an LL.M with Distinction and Ph.D. in Law with a specialization in Comparative Equality Jurisprudence, African Diaspora Studies and Feminist Legal Theory. From 1998 until 2017 Dr. Inniss served as an Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, where she taught Property Law, Real Estate Law, and Comparative Race and the Law. From 2010 until 2013 she held the Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law at Cleveland-Marshall. In Spring 2012, she was a fellow of New York University-Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, France, where she researched slavery, trauma and law. From 2012 to 2014 Dr. Inniss held the Elihu Root Peace Fund Visiting Professorship in Women’s Studies, a distinguished visiting chair at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, where she offered interdisciplinary gender, race and law courses to undergraduates. Dr. Inniss’ research addresses geographic, historic and visual norms of law, especially in the context of comparative constitutionalism, gender and race. She is the author of dozens of articles, essays and other writings that have appeared in Texas Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Harvard Journal of Racial and Ethnic Justice, Columbia Journal of Race and Law, Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, and many other distinguished publications. Her current major research project is a book titled The Princeton Fugitive Slave: James Collins Johnson, an account of race, gender, slavery and the law at Princeton University (forthcoming, Rutgers University Press). Dr. Inniss is also one of the contributors to a volume titled International Law’s Objects (forthcoming, Oxford University Press), a work addressing the legal and metaphoric aspects of various objects in international law. In addition, she is a contributor to a volume titled Feminist International Judgments (forthcoming Hart Publishers), a work that explores methods of enacting feminist perspectives in international law. Before going to Cleveland-Marshall, Dr. Inniss served as a clinic director at Seton Hall University Law School in New Jersey, where she led the Immigration Clinic. She also served as a clinic director at Widener University Law School in Delaware, where she founded and led an Immigration Clinic. In addition, she served as the Martin Luther King Jr./Cesar Chavez/Rosa Parks Visiting Associate Professor at Wayne State University in Detroit. Before joining the legal academy, Dr. Inniss was a founder and leader of two law practices in New Jersey where she focused on real estate transactions and litigation, immigration law, and criminal law. She was also a pro bono attorney for the National Lawyer’s Guild Immigration Project. Currently she serves as a pro bono attorney with the American Bar Association/United Nations Development Program, where her most recent project was a legislative analysis report for the Government of Grenada.
Greg Ivy, Associate Dean for Library and Technology and Senior Lecturer in Law, B.B.A., 1981, University of Texas at Austin; J.D., 1984, University of Houston College of Law, 1989; M.A., University of Chicago, 1989. Upon graduation from law school, Dean Ivy practiced with the firms of Buchanan, Barnett, Schofield & Kent and Cowles & Thompson, predominantly in the area of toxic tort litigation. He has served as director of the Underwood Law Library since 2015. Dean Ivy serves on and has chaired numerous committees of the American Association of Law Libraries. He has published in journals such as the AALL Spectrum and SMU Law Review. He teaches the Advanced Legal Research course and lectures on legal research in other courses.
Chris Jenks, Director of Criminal Clinic and Associate Professor of Law, B.S., 1992, United States Military Academy; J.D., 2001, University of Arizona College of Law; LL.M., 2006, The Judge Advocate General’s School; LL.M., 2009, Georgetown University Law Center (with honors). Professor Jenks is a fellow at the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law’s Program on Emerging Military Technology at Melbourne Law School in Australia and at SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, and serves as the deputy course director the Peace Support Operations course at the International Institute for Humanitarian Law in Sanremo, Italy. Professor Jenks’ research interests are at the intersection of the law of armed conflict, accountability norms and emerging technology.
He is the co-author of a law of armed conflict textbook and has published book chapters with both Oxford and Cambridge University presses. His articles have appeared in the law reviews and journals of Harvard, Berkeley, Georgetown, Stanford, & Washington & Lee and the International Review of the Red Cross. His blog posts have been featured on Lawfare, Just Security, and Opinio Juris. He has presented to House and Senate Staffers on Capitol Hill, at the American Society of International Law, the Council on Foreign Relations, and at universities and institutes around the world.
In 2016, he presented at the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons Expert Meeting on Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWS) in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2015, he was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholars Grant to research LAWS as part of a multidisciplinary research group based out of Melboune, Australia. He has spoken on LAWS at the Australian Defence Legal Division Headquarters, the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, and at the University of Oxford. In 2014, he served on a working group on the environment and armed conflict at the United Nations in New York organized by the Special Rapporteur for the International Law Commission. And in 2013, he served as a consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense on security sector reform in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prior to joining the SMU faculty, Professor Jenks served for more than 20 years in the U.S. military, first as an infantry officer serving in Germany, Kuwait and as a NATO peacekeeper in Bosnia, and then as a judge advocate serving near the demilitarized zone in the Republic of Korea and later in Iraq, where he provided law of armed conflict advice on targeting and detention issues during combat operations. The Department of Justice’s Counterterrorism Section nominated him for the John Marshall Award for interagency cooperation following his work as the lead prosecutor in the Army’s first counterterrorism trial involving a soldier who attempted to aid an al-Qaeda terrorist. While working in the human rights and refugees section of the Office of the Legal Adviser at the Department of State, he served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly. In his last assignment, Professor Jenks served as the chief of the international law branch for the U.S. Army in the Pentagon, where he supervised the program by which foreign countries asserted criminal jurisdiction over U.S. service members and represented the DOD at Status of Forces Agreement negotiations; he was also the legal adviser to the U.S. military observers group, which provides personnel to U.N. missions around the world.
Jeffrey Kahn, Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law, B.A., 1994, Yale University; M.Phil., 1996, Oxford University; D.Phil., 1999, Oxford University; J.D., 2002, University of Michigan. Professor Kahn’s doctoral dissertation was published by Oxford University Press as Federalism, Democratization, and the Rule of Law in Russia (2002). Following graduation, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas P. Griesa of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Professor Kahn was a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice from October 2003 until April 2006, litigating a nationwide docket of constitutional, statutory and administrative law issues. In 2005, he was briefly detailed to the Criminal Division to conduct research in Russia on Russian criminal procedure for the Justice Department’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training. In fall 2006, that office sent him to Armenia to advise senior officials of the Armenian Ministry of Justice. During the spring 2006 term, Professor Kahn served as an adjunct assistant professor of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has been a Fulbright Research Scholar in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo, an O’Brien fellow in residence at McGill University’s Faculty of Law and a visiting professor of law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Professor Kahn was named the 2007–08 teaching fellow by SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and a 2008–09 Colin Powell Fellow at John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. He won the Don M. Smart Teaching Award for the 2010–11 academic year. His articles have been published in the Michigan Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Virginia Journal of International Law and many other periodicals and edited volumes. His most recent book is Mrs. Shipley’s Ghost: The Right to Travel and Terrorist Watchlists (University of Michigan Press, 2013: paperback 2014). Professor Kahn teaches and writes on American constitutional law, administrative law, Russian law, human rights and counterterrorism.
John S. Lowe, George W. Hutchison Chair in Energy Law and Professor of Law, B.A., 1963, Denison University; LL.B., 1966, Harvard University. A Maxwell Fellow in Malawi in 1966–69, Professor Lowe practiced law privately in Columbus, Ohio, from 1970–75. He then became a member of the faculty at the University of Toledo, where he served as assistant and associate professor in 1975–78. He joined the faculty of the University of Tulsa in 1978 as professor and associate director of the National Energy Law and Policy Institute, and came to SMU in 1988. Professor Lowe has been a visiting professor at the University of Texas, the distinguished visiting professor of natural resources law at the University of Denver, the Visiting Judge Leon Karelitz Chair of Oil and Gas Law at the University of New Mexico and the Visiting Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Chair of Energy Law and Policy at the University of Alberta. He is a former chair of the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Law of the American Bar Association and a former president of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He is author of Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law, Oil & Gas Law in a Nutshell, Oil and Gas Law and Taxation, and International Petroleum Transactions. Professor Lowe teaches courses on oil and gas law, and oil and gas contracts. He also teaches as a senior fellow of the faculty of law at the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and as a visiting professor at the faculty of law at the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia, and as an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He has been an international legal adviser in the Commercial Law Development Program of the United States Department of Commerce, and he is a member of the bars of Texas, Oklahoma, and Ohio, as well as a member of the commercial arbitration panels of the American Arbitration Association the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution.
George A. Martinez, Professor of Law, B.A., 1976, Arizona State University; M.A. (philosophy), 1979, University of Michigan; J.D., 1985, Harvard University. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Professor Martinez was a teaching fellow in the department of philosophy at the University of Michigan in 1979–81 and a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at Texas Christian University in 1981–82. He was a litigation associate with the Chicago firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt in 1985–88 and with the San Francisco firm of Morrison & Foerster in 1988–91. Professor Martinez has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Illinois and has presented papers at numerous universities including Yale University, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Buenos Aires. Professor Martinez has published numerous law review articles in the areas of federal courts, critical race theory and jurisprudence. His work has been reprinted in a number of leading anthologies on critical race theory. He is an editor of A Reader on Race, Civil Rights and American Law: A Multiracial Approach. He is associate editor of Law and Business Review of the Americas. Professor Martinez teaches in the areas of civil procedure, complex litigation, federal courts and jurisprudence.
Thomas Wm. Mayo, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Law, B.A. (Philosophy), 1971, Amherst College; J.D. (magna cum laude), 1977, Syracuse University College of Law. After law school, where he was editor-in-chief of the Syracuse Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif, Professor Mayo was an associate with the Rochester, New York, firm of Nixon Peabody LLP, after which he served as a law clerk to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was then associated with the Washington, D.C., firm of Covington & Burling, where he practiced in the areas of antitrust, securities fraud, communications and election law. Since coming to SMU in 1984, Professor Mayo has previously taught civil procedure, federal courts, land use law, family law, nonprofit organizations, business torts, constitutional law, legislation, and administrative law. He currently teaches health care law; bioethics and law; public health law and ethics; law, literature and medicine; legislation and regulation; and torts. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a charter member of the Fellows of the American Health Lawyers Association, a fellow in the Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture, and a longtime member of the Council of the Health Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. He received SMU’s Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Award for 2012–14, and he is a member of SMU’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He also received the 2007–08 SMU President’s Associates Award as the outstanding member of the University’s tenured faculty. He has been awarded the School of Law’s Dr. Don M. Smart Award for Teaching Excellence in three different decades, and in 1988–89, he received the University’s Outstanding Community Volunteer Award for community service. In 2002, he received the Dallas County Medical Society’s Heath Award for outstanding leadership and contributions to medicine. He is also an adjunct associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and of counsel to Haynes and Boone LLP. Professor Mayo was the longtime poetry columnist for The Dallas Morning News.
Orly Sulami Mazur, Associate Professor of Law, B.B.A., M.P.A., 2004, (summa cum laude) University of Texas; J.D., 2008, (Order of the Coif) SMU Dedman School of Law; LL.M., 2013, New York University. Professor Mazur is a 2016 recipient of the University’s Golden Mustang Teaching Award and a 2013 recipient of the David F. Bradford Memorial Prize by NYU School of Law for the best paper in the field of taxation. Professor Mazur is a graduate of the SMU Dedman School of Law, where she graduated first in her class and was a member of the SMU Law Review. Prior to joining the SMU faculty, Professor Mazur worked as an associate in the business planning and taxation group at Haynes and Boone, LLP, where she advised clients on tax aspects of securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and other business restructurings, and represented investment funds in their formation, operation and dissolution. Professor Mazur has also worked as a certified public accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where she focused her practice on international taxation. Professor Mazur has previously taught tax courses at SMU as an adjunct professor and visiting assistant professor and has given short courses on emerging international tax law issues at the International Taxation Academy in Taiwan. Her current research focuses on international and comparative taxation, the intersection of tax law and technology, and tax policy. Professor Mazur teaches a range of tax courses to J.D. and LL.M. students.
Pamela R. Metzger, Director of the Deason Criminal Law Reform Center and Professor of Law, B.A., 1987, Dartmouth College; J.D., 1991, New York University School of Law. Pam Metzger is a nationally recognized Sixth Amendment and ethics scholar whose work combines theory and practice in driving improvements in criminal justice. Her scholarship, which has appeared in publications such as the Yale Law Journal, Vanderbilt Law Review, Southern California Law Review and Northwestern University Law Review, has been widely cited by leading authorities and by the U.S. Supreme Court. Most recently, she has explored how a data-driven systems approach to high-risk practices can improve the delivery of public defense services. Before joining the Southern Methodist University faculty, Metzger served as an Assistant Federal Defender in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and worked in private criminal practice in New York City. She has been a visiting law professor at Washington and Lee University, where she directed the Alderson Legal Clinic for Women in Prison. From 2001 to 2008, she directed the Tulane Law School Criminal Litigation Clinic, where she became a leading voice in reforming the criminal justice systems in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana.
Natalie Nanasi, Director of the Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women and Assistant Professor of Law, B.A., 2000, Brandeis University; J.D., 2006, Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Nanasi’s work involves teaching and supervising students who represent survivors of gender-based violence in a broad range of legal areas, including, but not limited to, protective orders, humanitarian immigration claims, family law matters, and post-conviction relief. Professor Nanasi researches and writes at the intersection of immigration, gender and feminist legal theory. Her scholarship is has appeared in numerous journals and law reviews, including the Ohio State Law Review, Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Temple Law Review, Harvard Law & Policy Review, and Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. Prior to arriving at SMU, Professor Nanasi was a Practitioner-in-Residence and the Director of the Domestic Violence Clinic at American University, Washington College of Law (WCL). Before joining the faculty at WCL, she was the Senior Immigration Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator at the Tahirih Justice Center, where she represented immigrant women and girls fleeing human rights abuses such as female genital mutilation/cutting, domestic violence, human trafficking, forced marriage, honor crimes and sexual violence. She also served as counsel in the landmark asylum case of Matter of A-T- and as an Equal Justice Works Fellow from 2007-2009, with a focus on the U visa. Prior to her work at Tahirih, Professor Nanasi was a law clerk to the Honorable Lynn Leibovitz of the District of Columbia Superior Court. Prior to her legal career, Professor Nanasi was a rape crisis counselor and assisted single teenage mothers at a transitional residence facility in Boston.
Joseph Jude Norton, James L. Walsh Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor in Financial Institutions Law, A.B., 1966, Providence College; LL.B., 1969, University of Edinburgh; LL.M., 1970, University of Texas; S.J.D., 1973, University of Michigan; Diplôme (droit privé), 1976, Hague Academy of International Law; D.Phil. (law), 1995, Oxford University; LLD (h.c.), 2002, University of Stockholm; LLD, 2005, University of London. Professor Norton primarily teaches domestic and international business and banking-related courses along with courses on international economic development law. He holds the James L. Walsh Distinguished Faculty Fellowship and Professorship in Financial Institutions Law at the School of Law, where he has been a tenured full professor of law since 1981 and an adjunct professor since 1973. He jointly held the Sir John Lubbock Professorship in Banking Law and head of the International Financial Law Unit at the University of London from 1993 until 2005, and he was the Cameron Professorial Fellow in Banking Law at London in 1988–93. In the spring 2005 term, he held the Nomura Distinguished Visiting Professorship in International Financial Systems at the Harvard Law School. In 1999–2001, he held the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished University Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, where he was co-founder of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law. He currently holds visiting university professorships at the Peking University Law Faculty and the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He previously held a chaired visiting professorship at the Banking Law Center, University of Johannesburg (RAU) South Africa; a visiting professorial fellowship at the Mandela Institute, Wits University, Johannesburg; and a professorial fellowship in financial law and institutions at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (London). In addition, he held a visiting professorship position at the University of Muenster Law Faculty for eight years, and he was a visiting professor at Soochow University Law Faculty, Taipei. He was the editor-in-chief on the International Lawyer journal for 14 years, and he is currently editor-in-chief of the Law and Business Review of the Americas. He is general editor of three major international book series, and he sits on the advisory boards of five international journals. In September 2001, he was honored with a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Stockholm in recognition of such accomplishments; and in 2005, he was awarded an earned LL.D. degree from the University of London for his writings in 1996–2001. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy (law) degree in international banking from Oxford University, and a Doctor of the Science of Law degree in international and European Community law from the University of Michigan Law School. He has published more than 50 books and 150 articles on related subjects, and he has lectured on banking and finance law, international business law, financial sector reform and corporate/enterprise governance issues worldwide. He has practical experience with international and domestic (U.S.) banking and capital markets transactions; international financial regulatory matters; bank, corporate and asset restructuring; asset securitization; and enterprise governance respecting small, medium-sized, “publicly held” and multinational enterprises. He has consulted with a broad range of governmental and intergovernmental authorities worldwide, including the World Bank; the International Monetary Fund; the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; the Korean government; the South African Development Community; the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; the Bank of Thailand; the Bank of England; and the Czech, Estonian and Mauritian banking authorities. He has served as a member of the World Bank/IMF Core Consultative Group Bank Insolvency Initiative and of the London Financial Law Panel, and is currently on the Banking Panel of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission. He also has served as an academic consultant to the Latin American Association of Bank Supervisors and to the International Association of Deposit Insurers, and as an adviser with respect to the Thai, Korean and Indonesian financial crises in the mid-1990s. He has successfully supervised more than 40 Ph.D. (law)/S.J.D. students during the past two decades and is currently supervising or cosupervising four doctoral students. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Commercial Lawyers and the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law, and he holds the Martindale Hubbell AV (highest professional lawyer) rating. He has served as a corporate/banking partner (director) of a major Texas law firm; as a consultant to several other major Texas law firms, working for two of these at their London offices; as a member of the American Bar Association and Texas Banking committees; as a council member of the ABA’s International Law and Practice Section; and as a member of the United Kingdom/International Chamber of Commerce Banking Committee. He is founder and director of SMU’s Institute of International Banking and Finance and of the reactivated SMU Law Institute of the Americas. For 10 years, he was the director of SMU’s annual Institutes of Banking Law, Commercial Lending and Finance, and of Lender Liability, and for four years, of SMU’s Bankruptcy Law Institute. He is a member of the Advisory Board to the SMU Tower Center for Political Studies. He is a former president, and for 11 years, he was a member of the board of directors of the North Central Texas Legal Service (for the poor). Professor Norton is the founder and executive director of the London (now Global) Forum for International Economic Development Law. He has produced 55 books and more than 155 articles, and he has presented more than 120 papers in 26 countries. His current research interests concern global and U.S. financial sector reform, the reform of international economic and financial institutions/arrangements, comparative and global corporate governance issues, and inadvertent liabilities in enterprise relationships. His most recent books include Law, Culture and Economic Development: A Liber Amicorum for Professor Roberto MacLean (2007); Corporate Governance Post-Enron: Comparative and International Perspectives (2006); Universalism v. Multilateralism: Policy Challenges for the 21st Century (2005); Festschrift for Sir Joseph Gold (2002); and Financial Sector Law Reform in Emerging Economies (2000).
Anna C. Offit, Assistant Professor of Law, B.A., 2008, Princeton University (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude); M.Phil., 2009, University of Cambridge; J.D., 2012, Georgetown University Law Center; Ph.D., 2018, Princeton University. Professor Offit’s teaching and research interests span criminal law, evidence, comparative law, legal ethics, law and society, and anthropology. She has applied empirical research methods to the study of prosecutorial ethics and lay participation in legal systems, and as a Fulbright scholar to Norway observed and analyzed the abolition of all-layperson juries in appellate criminal cases. Professor Offit served as a law clerk at the Department of Justice’s Office for Civil Rights throughout law school as well as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. Prior to joining SMU Law’s faculty, Professor Offit served as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Oslo’s Department of Public and International Law, a Graduate Prize Fellow at the Princeton University Center for Human Values, and as a post-doctoral Research Fellow with the Civil Jury Project at New York University School of Law. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the Lois Roth Foundation. Professor Offit’s work has been published in law reviews and interdisciplinary journals including the Northwestern University Law Review, the UC Irvine Law Review, and the Political and Legal Anthropology Review, among others. She is a member of the bar in New York and New Jersey, and of the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology.
Carla L. Reyes, Assistant Professor of Law, B.A., 2004, Whitworth University; J.D., 2009, Duke University School of Law; LLM (International and Comparative Law), 2009, Duke University School of Law; MPP, 2009, Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy. Professor Reyes’ research and teaching interests include business law (commercial and corporate), and emerging technology, including blockchain technology and artificial intelligence. Particularly well respected for her scholarly contributions at the intersection of business law and blockchain technology, Professor Reyes has published articles in the George Washington Law Review, and the Fordham Law Review, among others, was recognized as one of the American Bar Association Legal Resource Center’s 2020 Women of Legal Technology, and received the 2019 Southeastern Association of Law Schools paper award. Professor Reyes currently serves as the Research Director of the Uniform Law Commission’s Technology Committee, as co-chair (with University of Pennsylvania’s Professor Chuck Mooney) of the Assets Other than Virtual Currency sub-group for the American Law Institute and Uniform Law Commission Joint Study Committee on the Uniform Commercial Code and Emerging Technologies, leadership positions related to artificial intelligence and the uniform commercial code at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, and as the coordinator of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum Dynamic Coalition on Blockchain Technologies. Prior to joining the faculty of the SMU Dedman School of Law, Professor Reyes served as an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law, Technology & Innovation at Michigan State University College of Law from 2018-2020, a Faculty Associate at the Harvard University Berkman Klein Center for Law & Society from 2017-2019, and as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law from 2016-2018. Prior to law teaching, Professor Reyes practiced law in the Technology, Transactions and Privacy group of Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle, Washington, where she focused on payments law, electronic financial services, and blockchain technology.
W. Keith Robinson, Co-Director of The Tsai Center for Law, Science & Innovation, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and Associate Professor of Law, B.S. (electrical engineering), 1999, Duke University; J.D., 2004, Duke University Law School (cum laude). Professor Robinson teaches and writes in the areas of property, intellectual property, patent law and technology law. His current research focuses on analyzing the challenges small firms face in obtaining patent rights in the U.S. Patent system. He has written or lectured on patent lawsuit avoidance, the patenting of business methods, joint infringement and the USPTO’s examination guidelines. One of Professor Robinson’s most recent articles appeared in the American University Law Review. The article was judged one of the best law review articles related to intellectual property law published in 2012 and was reprinted in the 2013 Intellectual Property Law Review. Professor Robinson practiced law at Foley and Lardner LLP as a member of the electronics practice group in Washington, D.C. There, he assisted clients in various areas of patent law including counseling through negotiations, opinions, prosecution and strategic IP issues including evaluating emerging technology. Professor Robinson has counseled clients in a variety of technical areas including computer software, consumer electronics, display technology, signal processing, telecommunications, wireless communications, network architecture, application specific electronic devices, semiconductor devices and manufacturing, data mining, search technology, vehicle safety systems, RFID technology, Internet applications and business methods. Prior to practicing law, Professor Robinson was a technology consultant for Ernst & Young LLP and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young LLC. He counseled clients on software development processes, developed customized software solutions and designed and implemented web application architectures. Professor Robinson is a graduate of Duke University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2004). He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering (B.S. 1999). While attending law school, Professor Robinson served in the Duke Law Community Enterprise Clinic, where he provided counseling on copyright and trademark protection and advised entrepreneurial clients on business formation. Professor Robinson is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
C. Paul Rogers III, Marilyn Jeanne Johnson Distinguished Law Faculty Fellow, Professor of Law and former Dean, B.A., 1970, J.D., 1973, University of Texas; LL.M., 1977, Columbia University. Professor Rogers practiced law in Pennsylvania before accepting the Krulewitch Fellowship for graduate law study from Columbia University Law School. He subsequently joined the faculty of Loyola University of Chicago and came to SMU in 1980. He has published articles in the areas of antitrust law, contracts, commercial law, regulated industries and legal history and has coauthored an antitrust casebook, Antitrust Law: Policy & Practice, now in its fourth edition. He has also taught courses in contracts, antitrust law, business torts and sales of goods transactions and served SMU School of Law as associate dean for academic affairs in 1982–86 and as dean in 1988–97. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the Texas Bar Foundation and the Dallas Bar Foundation. Professor Rogers is the University’s faculty athletic representative, representing SMU before the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the American Athletic Conference. He previously served on the NCAA’s Academic, Eligibility and Compliance Cabinet and is currently on its Football Oversight Committee.
Julie Forrester Rogers, Professor of Law, B.S.E.E., 1981, J.D., 1985, University of Texas at Austin. Professor Forrester joined the law faculty in 1990 after practicing as a real estate attorney with the Dallas law firm of Thompson & Knight. As Associate Provost, she oversees the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center, the Center for Academic Support of Student Athletes, the Office of International Student and Scholar Services, the President’s Scholars Program, the University’s Study Abroad Programs and the Taos Campus. Professor Forrester publishes articles on real estate finance, predatory lending, real property and bankruptcy law, and she received the 1995 John Minor Wisdom Award for Excellence in Legal Scholarship for her first predatory lending article. She teaches in the areas of property, real estate transactions and land use, and is co-author with Edward Chase of Property Law: Cases, Materials, and Questions. Professor Forrester served as Dean ad interim of the law school from June 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, and as associate dean for academic affairs during the 1995-96 academic year. She is a member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. She is on the Executive Board of the American Association of Law Schools Real Estate Transactions Section, serving as chair in 2015. She is a member of the Texas State Bar Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section Council, and she served on the section’s committee that drafted the Texas Assignment of Rents Act, which became law in 2011.
Eric Ruben, Assistant Professor of Law, B.A., 2003, Dartmouth College; J.D., 2007, NYU School of Law. Professor Ruben’s research and teaching interests include criminal law, professional responsibility, and the Second Amendment. He is a prominent commentator on the right to keep and bear arms, publishing articles in the California Law Review (forthcoming), Duke Law Journal, Yale Law Journal Forum, and Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems, as well as popular outlets such as The Atlantic, New York Times, Vox, Jurist, and various legal blogs. Prior to joining SMU, he was a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice and an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law. Before that, Professor Ruben worked as a criminal defense attorney at Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello, P.C. and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He received his J.D. from NYU School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for the NYU Law Review, and his B.A. from Dartmouth College, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Meghan Ryan, Associate Dean for Research, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Professor of Law, A.B., 2002, Harvard University, J.D., 2005, University of Minnesota. Professor Ryan received her A.B., magna cum laude, in chemistry from Harvard University in 2002. In 2005, she earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and received the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Scholarship and Leadership Award. She was a member of both the Minnesota Law Review and the Minnesota Journal of Global Trade. After graduation, Professor Ryan clerked for the Honorable Roger L. Wollman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She also worked as an associate in the trial group at the Minneapolis-based law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, where she focused her practice on commercial and intellectual property litigation, as well as on white-collar defense and compliance. Additionally, Professor Ryan has conducted research in the areas of bioinorganic chemistry, molecular biology, and experimental therapeutics at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining the SMU faculty, Professor Ryan taught criminal law, advanced criminal procedure, and sales at the University of Minnesota Law School. Her current research focuses on the Supreme Court’s evolving standards of decency jurisprudence and the impact of evolving science, technology and morality on criminal procedural and civil norms. Professor Ryan teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, torts, and law and science.
Mary B. Spector, Associate Dean for Clinics, Director of Civil/Consumer Clinic, and Professor of Law, B.A., 1979, Simmons College; J.D., 1986, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Professor Spector is a 2009 recipient of the Association of American Law Schools Clinical Section’s Bellow Scholar Award, the University’s Golden Mustang Teaching Award and the School of Law’s Don Smart Directed Student Research Award. She was a law clerk to Judge Jerry Buchmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas before joining the Dallas law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld as an associate. She served as a member of the adjunct faculty from fall 1991 to spring 1995. During that time, she served as a supervising attorney with the SMU Legal Clinic and as a field instructor with the SMU/Legal Services of North Texas externship program. She has served on the board of directors of several community organizations and as a member of the Consumer Law Section Council of the State Bar, the Legal Education Subcommittee of the Texas Access to Justice Commission and the United States District Court Advisory Committee for the Northern District of Texas. She has testified before Congress and before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on matters relating to debt collection and credit reporting. She teaches consumer law and directs the Civil/Consumer Clinic. Professor Spector writes in the area of property law, clinical teaching and consumer credit. Her current research focuses on consumer debt, including student loans, and uses empirical research to explore trends in collection.
Marc I. Steinberg, Rupert and Lillian Radford Chair in Law and Professor of Law, A.B., 1972, University of Michigan; J.D., 1975, UCLA; LL.M., 1977, Yale University. Following law school, Professor Steinberg served as law clerk to Judge Stanley N. Barnes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and as legislative counsel to U.S. Senator Robert P. Griffin. He subsequently served as special projects counsel and confidential legal adviser to the general counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Before joining the SMU law faculty, Professor Steinberg was professor of law at the University of Maryland School of Law, visiting professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, visiting associate professor at the National Law Center, George Washington University, and adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. More recently, he has been a visiting professor of law at UCLA and University of Miami. In addition, he has lectured and consulted on company law in Australia, China, England, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Sweden and Taiwan. He also has held the title of visiting professorial fellow in international securities regulation for the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at the University of London, as well as visiting professor of law at Heidelberg University, Bar Ilan University, and a number of other premier universities. Professor Steinberg is the author of more than 150 law review articles as well as 40 books. He is editor-in-chief of the Securities Regulation Law Journal and co-editor-in-chief of The International Lawyer. He is on the advisory board of The Journal of Corporation Law and is a member of the American Law Institute. He teaches in the corporate and securities law areas.
Heather L. Stobaugh, Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy, B. A., 1994, University of Texas at Dallas; M.A. (literary studies), 1997, University of Texas at Dallas; J.D., 2003, Southern Methodist University. After graduation, she was an associate at Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal in Dallas. She practiced primarily in the areas of securities law and business litigation, and she served as outside general counsel to a major telecommunications provider. Stobaugh also has represented numerous clients pro bono, including a renowned nonprofit animal welfare organization for which she wrote an amicus brief that resulted in a favorable interpretation of a revised Texas statute. In 2003, Stobaugh was a member of the SMU Law Review and Order of the Coif. She received awards for best student law review comment and best brief. Her current teaching area is legal research, writing and advocacy.
Diane M. Sumoski, Director of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic, Director of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Institute for Children’s Rights and Associate Clinical Professor, B.A., 1984, Franklin & Marshall College; J.D., 1987, Cornell Law School (cum laude). Sumoski, in her clinical course, teaches child welfare law as well as investigative, case preparation and oral and written advocacy skills. Upon graduation from law school, she began her legal career at the Dallas law firm of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal LLP, where she became a partner in 1993. Sumoski served as pro bono partner at Carrington Coleman for 15 years and supervised associates in all family law pro bono cases at the firm. She also served on the firm’s executive committee for five years. After joining the faculty at SMU Dedman School of Law in 2013, she became of counsel at the firm. Sumoski has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2010. She recently served on the Advisory Committee for a Child Welfare Law Speciality and is now a member of the Child Welfare Law Exam Commission for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She has held numerous leadership positions in the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association, including director of the section’s Public Service Division, chair of the Expert Witnesses Committee, chair of the Woman Advocate Committee, chair of the Special Committee of the Future of Multidistrict Litigation and co-chair for the section’s annual meeting. Sumoski also has served as chair of the Host Committee for the Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference. Sumoski served for eight years as a member of the board of directors of the Dallas Bar Association and has been a director since 2009. She has served as chair of numerous DBA committees, resulting in her being awarded with the JoAnna Moreland Outstanding Committee Chair award in both 2008 (for her service as the chair of the Pro Bono Activities Committee) and 2012 (for her service as chair of the Judiciary Committee). She currently serves as vice-chair of the Juvenile Justice Committee. With respect to her pro bono efforts in private practice, Sumoski received the Women’s Legal Advocacy Award from Legal Services of Northwest Texas in 2010 for her work benefiting women and children and the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program’s award for Outstanding Pro Bono Coordinator in 1998 and 2005. She also served as chair of the DBA’s Equal Access to Justice Campaign, which raises funds to support pro bono legal services to the poor as provided through the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and Legal Services of Northwest Texas. Ms. Sumoski is also a member of the Dallas Committee for a Qualified Judiciary. Ms. Sumoski’s article “Bridging the Gender Gap” was published in The Litigation Manual (First Supplement 2007). She has also given numerous presentations at American Bar Association meetings and Dallas Bar Association meetings, publishing companion pieces and is a frequent speaker on child welfare law. She is admitted to practice law in all districts of Texas as well as in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and is a life fellow in the Dallas Bar Foundation and Texas Bar Foundation.
Joshua C. Tate, Professor of Law, B.A. 1996, Pomona College; M.A., 2000, M.Phil., 2001, Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; J.D., 2002, Yale Law School; Ph.D., 2009, Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Professor Tate’s research and teaching focus on legal history, property, and trusts and estates. He has been a full-time faculty member at SMU Dedman School of Law since fall 2005, and he was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in spring 2008. In fall 2012, he was a Lloyd M. Robbins Senior Research Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. He is an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, serves as the Selden Society’s Honorary Treasurer for the U.S.A., co-chairs the Uniform Acts for Trust and Estate Law Committee for the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, and is a past chair of the Sutherland Prize Committee for the American Society for Legal History. In August 2015, he was elected as a Miembro de Honor by the Comité Ejecutivo de la Abogacía Colombiana. Professor Tate has given invited presentations at numerous academic conferences, colloquia and workshops in the United States and abroad. From 2013 to 2015, he gave a series of more than sixty lectures in North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe in commemoration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. He is currently engaged in a study of the development of property rights and remedies in medieval England, focusing on issues of jurisdictional conflict with regard to rights of presentation to churches. Professor Tate is admitted to practice in Texas and Connecticut.
David O. Taylor, Co-Director of The Tsai Center for Law, Science & Innovation and Professor of Law, B.S. (mechanical engineering), 1999, Texas A&M University (magna cum laude); J.D., 2003, Harvard University (cum laude). At Harvard Law School, Professor Taylor was a member of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology and the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. After graduation from law school, Professor Taylor clerked for the Honorable Sharon Prost of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Admitted to practice in Texas and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, he also worked in the intellectual property department of the law firm of Baker Botts LLP in its Dallas office. While at Baker Botts, Professor Taylor engaged in patent prosecution, patent licensing and patent litigation in various district courts and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also assisted with various advanced patent law courses at SMU and successfully represented clients in pro bono matters, including before the U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals. Professor Taylor currently serves on the Advisory Council for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Professor Taylor has published articles in law reviews at New York University, Georgia, Connecticut, University of California Davis, Michigan State, Tennessee, SMU, and Temple, in intellectual property journals at University of California Berkeley, Texas, Fordham, and Santa Clara, and in a book published by Cambridge University Press. His scholarship focuses on patent law, patent policy, patent litigation and civil procedure. Professor Taylor teaches contracts, intellectual property, patent law and advanced patent law courses.
Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Richard R. Lee, Jr. Professor, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Law, B.A., 1976, College of William and Mary (highest honors); J.D., 1979, Southern Methodist University (cum laude). While a student at SMU, Professor Thornburg was the senior notes and comments editor for the Journal of Air Law and Commerce, a member of the Barristers and the Order of the Coif, and a law clerk for a small firm specializing in civil rights litigation. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Robert M. Hill, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, and was a commercial litigation associate at the firm then known as Locke, Purnell, Boren, Laney & Neely. Drawing on her experience with civil rights and commercial litigation, her scholarship focuses on the procedural fairness of the litigation process, especially at the pleadings, discovery and jury charge stages. She also writes and speaks in the areas of comparative procedure, online dispute resolution, and the intersection of law and culture. Her most recent book is Lawtalk: The Unknown Stories Behind Familiar Legal Expressions (Yale University Press, with co-authors). Professor Thornburg’s articles have appeared in law reviews at Virginia, U.C. Davis, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Michigan, Texas, Wisconsin, Duke, Fordham, Oregon, Missouri, Houston, West Virginia, Edinburgh and SMU, and in international journals in Scotland, England and Australia. She is the co-author (with Professor Dorsaneo) of a study guide for civil procedure; she has two Texas procedure casebooks; and she has contributed chapters to books on civil procedure issues in consumer law, sports law, computer law and classic civil procedure cases. Professor Thornburg is a member of the American Law Institute and served as one of the U.S. representatives to the international project on “Teaching Civil Procedure in Common Law Countries.” She teaches civil procedure, conflict of laws, complex litigation, Texas procedure, remedies and an advanced procedure seminar. During 2012–14, Professor Thornburg also served the University as the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, and in 2013, she received the University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award.
Jenia Iontcheva Turner, Amy Abboud Ware Centennial Professor in Criminal Law and Professor of Law, B.A. (international relations), 1999, Goucher College; Caplan Scholar, Cambridge University, 1997–98; J.D., 2002, Yale Law School. At Yale Law School, Professor Turner was a Coker Fellow and articles editor for the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of International Law. In 2000, she was a summer clerk at the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and, the following summer, she worked at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Houston and the New York and Paris offices of Debevoise & Plimpton. In 2002–04, Professor Turner served as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, where she taught legal research and writing and comparative criminal procedure. Her teaching and scholarship interests include criminal law and procedure, comparative criminal procedure and international criminal law. She is the author, co-author, or co-editor of over thirty law review articles and book chapters, as well as three books: Plea Bargaining Across Borders (2009); The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Process (with Darryl K. Brown and Bettina Weisser, 2019) and Criminal Procedures: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials (with Marc L. Miller, Ronald F. Wright, and Kay L. Levine, 6th ed. 2019).
Jonni Walls, Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy, B.A., 1968, University of Tennessee in Knoxville (Phi Beta Kappa); J.D., 1991, Southern Methodist University School of Law. While at SMU, Ms. Walls was notes and comments editor for the Journal of Air Law and Commerce and a member of Order of the Coif. She is admitted to practice in all Texas courts; United States District courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western districts of Texas; and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. After graduation, she practiced with various Dallas law firms, specializing in employment litigation for management, as well as supervisor training and counseling with respect to human resource issues. Ms. Walls’ practice experience includes litigation of statutory and common law claims arising in the employment context, practice before administrative agencies, arbitration of disputes arising under employment contracts and collective bargaining agreements, contract negotiation, drafting of employment policies and handbooks, management training seminars, enforcement of confidentiality and noncompetition agreements, and alternative dispute resolution. Her experience also includes traditional labor law, union representation campaigns, and practice before the National Labor Relations Board and the National Mediation Board. Ms. Walls served as an adjunct professor for the School of Law from 1992 through 2010 and joined SMU’s faculty full-time in August 2010, teaching legal research, writing and advocacy. She also serves as faculty adviser to the SMU Board of Advocates.
Jessica Dixon Weaver, Robert G. Storey Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Law, B.A., 1992, University of Pennsylvania; J.D., 1995, University of Virginia. While at the University of Virginia School of Law, Professor Weaver served as notes development editor of the Virginia Law Review. Professor Weaver teaches Family Law, Advanced Family Law, Professional Responsibility, and Children and the Law. She joined the tenure track faculty in 2009 and became the first African American female to earn tenure at SMU Dedman School of Law in 2015. Prior to being on tenure track, Professor Weaver was the founding director ofThomas Leatherbury, B.A., J.D., Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, First Amendment Clinic the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic, and she was recognized as an Extraordinary Minority in Texas Law for her work as clinic director and a child advocate. She is an expert in child welfare law and public policy, and much of her scholarship focuses on theorizing methods for improvement of the legal systems and policies affecting families and children. She also researches and writes about the intersection of race, gender, and family law.
Her publications have covered a wide array of topics, including the overrepresentation of African-American children in the child welfare system, multigenerational living and intergenerational caregiving, psychological abuse of children, child homelessness, and ethical issues arising from the use of state promulgated forms in family courts. Professor Weaver has been invited to present her research and articles at a number of prestigious law schools, including Yale, University of California Berkeley, Washington University, Emory, Washington and Lee, Brigham Young, and Fordham. Professor Weaver’s articles have been published in the Fordham Law Review, Virginia Journal of Law and Social Policy, Seton Hall Law Review, and the William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law to name a few. They have been cited by top family law and feminist legal scholars as well as excerpted in family law, children and the law, and elder law casebooks. She is currently working on two course books, Family Law Simulations: Bridge to Practice, to be published by West Academic in 2018, and Adoption Law: Theory, Policy, and Practice, 3rd ed., to be published by William S. Hein & Co., Inc. in 2019.
Mary B. Spector, B.A., J.D., Associate Dean for Clinics, Director of Civil/Consumer Clinic, and Professor of Law
Chris Jenks, B.S., J.D., LL.M., Director of Criminal Clinic and Associate Professor of Law
Natalie Nanasi, B.A., J.D., Director of the Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women and Assistant Professor of Law
Chante Prox, B.S., M.S., J.D., Director of the VanSickle Family Law Clinic and and Associate Clinical Professor
Diane M. Sumoski, B. A., J.D., Director of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic, Director of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Institute for Children’s Rights and Clinical Professor
Eric Cedillo, B.S., J.D., Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Hunter Center’s Karnes Spring Break Clinic
David J. Cho, B.A., J.D., Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Small Business and Tradmark Clinic
Sally C. Helppie B.A., J.D., Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Small Business and Trademark Clinic
Marc Hubbard, B.S., J.D., Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Patent Clinic
Thomas Leatherbury, B.A., J.D., Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, First Amendment Clinic
Michael McCollum, LL.B., Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Criminal Clinic
Greg Mitchell, B.S., J.D., LL.M., Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Federal Tax Clinic
Debora Garcia Sanchez, B.A. J.D., Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Criminal Clinic
Eliot Shavin, B.A., J.D., Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Civil Clinic
Christopher Young, B.A., J.D., Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law, Innocence Clinic
The Honorable Brandon Birmingham, 292 Judical District Court for Dallas County
The Honorable Xiomara Davis-Gumbs, U.S. Immigration Judge, U.S. Department of Justice
The Honorable A. Joe Fish, United States Senior District Judge for the Northern District of Texas
The Honorable Dennise Garcia, 303rd District Court for Dallas County
Bryan A. Garner, President of LawProse Inc.
The Honorable H. DeWayne Hale, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas
Lawrence K. Hellman, Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus, Oklahoma City University School of Law
The Honorable Kimberly C. Priest Johnson, United States Magistrate Judge for the Easter District of Texas
The Honorable Christine A. Nowak, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
The Honorable Judge A. Nugent, U.S. Immigration Judge, U.S. Department of Justice
The Honorable Tonya Parker, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Roy Ryden Anderson, B.A., J.D., LL.M., Professor Emeritus of Law
Maureen N. Armour, B.A., M.S.W, J.D., Professor Emeritus of Law
William J. Bridge, B.S.F.S., J.D., Professor Emeritus of Law
Beverly M. Carl, B.S.L., J.D., LL.M., Professor Emeritus of Law
Gail Daly, B.A, M.A, J.D., Professor Emeritus of Law
Linda S. Eads, B.A., J.D., Professor Emeritus of Law
Ndiva Kofele-Kale, B.A, M.A, J.D. Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Law
Henry J. Lischer, Jr, B.B.A., J.D., LL.M., Professor Emeritus of Law
Charles J. Morris, B.A., LL.B., Professor Emeritus of Law
Frederick C. Moss, A.B., J.D., LL.M., Professor Emeritus of Law
John J. Mylan, B.S., J.D., LL.M., Professor Emeritus of Law
Victoria Palacios, J.D., Professor Emeritus of Law
Kenneth L. Penegar, A.B., J.D., LL.M., Professor Emeritus of Law
Walter W. Steele, Jr, LL.B., Professor Emeritus of Law
Harvey Wingo, B.A., M.A., J.D., Vinson & Elkins Fellow Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Law
Peter Winship, A.B., LL.B., LL.M., Professor Emeritus of Law
Note: The list of faculty adjuncts provided here is advisory only. In any given term, a particular adjunct may not be able to teach because of other commitments. This is especially true because many of SMU’s adjuncts are professionals or scholars who are in high demand throughout Dallas and the nation.
|Reeni Ann Abraham
||C. W. Flynn
||Philip B. Philbin
|Val J. Albright
||Jason B. Freeman
||Michael V. Powell
||David C. Gair
||Ellen A. Presby
|Blake A. Bailey
||Brent C. Gardner, Jr.
||Kathleen Lydia Reed
||Larry E. Glasgow
||Erica Gilley Green
||Debra Garcia Sanchez
||Rebecca A. Gregory
|Susan B. Benton
||Susan M. Halpern
|Fikremakos M. Birhanu
|Shellby L Bobosky
||Charles M. Hosch
||Ronald F. Shuff
|Laura G. Burstein
||Marc. A. Hubbard
|Martin L. Camp
|David W. Carstens
||Bruce S. Sostek
||Richard Jay Johnson
||Harry W. Sullivan, Jr.
||Jennifer Rangel Stagen
|David B. Coffin
||Justin L. Koplow
||Kent C. Krause
|John M. Cone
||Gary M. Lawrence
||Kay L. Van Wey
|John M. Cox
|Susan C. Cox
|Terry I. Cross
||Ernest Martin, Jr.
|Joseph R. Dancy
||Timothy L. Watson
||David L. McCombs
||Glen D. West
|James A. Deeken
||Patsy Yung Micale
||Russell Wilson, II
||Tracy Graves Wolf
|Dennis B. Drapkin
||B. Tyler Milton
||Gerald N. Olson
|Andrew S. Ehmke
||David J. Parsons
||Luis G. Zambrano
|Sander L. Esserman