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Arthur Best
(Denver)

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Arther Best

Home Institution: University of Denver, Strum College of Law
Title: Professor of Law
Previous Affiliations: New York Law School (Associate Professor, 1980-1983; Professor, 1983-1988), New York City Department of Consumer Affairs: Deputy Commissioner, Western New England College School of Law (Assistant Professor, 1976-1977; Associate Professor, 1977-1978), Center for Responsive Law, Michigan State University (Lecturer), Federal Trade Commission: Trial Attorney, Federal Communications Commission: Attorney, Office of General Counsel
Degrees: J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, A.B., Columbia College
Courses/Areas of Specialty: Evidence, Torts
Teaching Honors: Served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and President of University’s Faculty Senate.
Number of Years Taught: 43


Gerry Beyer
(Texas Tech)

Gerry Beyer

Gerry W. Beyer

Home Institution: Texas Tech
Title: Governor Preston E. Smith Regents Professor of Law, 2005
Previous Affiliations: St. Mary’s University School of Law
Degrees: S.J.D/LL.M. University of Illinois, J.D. Ohio State University
Courses/Areas of Specialty: Wills & Estates, Trusts, Estate Planning, Advanced Wills & Estates Seminar, Gratuitous Transfers Seminar, Property, Commercial Paper, Secured Transactions, Sales
Teaching Honors: 2014–2015 Professor of the Year — Hispanic Law Students Association (Texas Tech University); President’s Academic Achievement Award (Texas Tech University) (2015); Professor of the Year (Phi Alpha Delta, Texas Tech University) (2014-2015); Outstanding Researcher, School of Law (Texas Tech University) (2013); 2012–2013 Professor of the Year — Hispanic Law Students Association (Texas Tech University); Advanced Professor of the Year (Phi Alpha Delta, Texas Tech University) (2012-2013); Texas Tech Teaching Academy (elected 2012); Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award (Texas Tech University) (2010).; Advanced Professor of the Year (Phi Alpha Delta, Texas Tech University) (2009-2010); 2009-2010 Professor of the Year — Hispanic Law Students Association (Texas Tech University); Faculty Member of the Year (Texas Tech University School of Law Student Bar Association (2008-2009); 1L Professor of the Year (Phi Alpha Delta, Texas Tech University) (2008-2009); 2007-2008 Professor of the Year –- Hispanic Law Students Association (Texas Tech University); 2007-2008 Professor of the Year –- Black Law Students Association (Texas Tech University); President’s Excellence in Teaching Award (Texas Tech University) (2007); Faculty Member of the Year (Texas Tech University School of Law Student Bar Association) (2007-2007); Outstanding Professor of the Year — Texas Tech University School of Law (presented by Phi Alpha Delta) (2007); Outstanding Professor Award — Phi Alpha Delta (Texas Tech University Chapter) (2006); Professor of the Year Award — Tartlon Inn (St. Mary’s University) of Phi Delta Phi (2004-2005); Student Bar Association Professor of the Year Award — St. Mary’s University (2002-2003); Most Outstanding Professor Overall Award — Tarlton Inn (St. Mary’s University) of Phi Delta Phi (2003); Student Bar Association Professor of the Year Award –- St. Mary’s University (2001-2002); Russell W. Galloway Professor of the Year Award –- Santa Clara University (2000)
Number of Years Taught: 36


Daniel C.K. Chow
(The Ohio State University)

Daniel C.K. Chow

Daniel C.K. Chow

Home Institution: The Ohio State University
Title: Frank E. and Virginia H. Bazler Chair in Business Law
Degrees: J.D., Yale; B.A., Yale
Courses/Areas of Specialty: International trade law, international business transactions, international intellectual property, and the law of China
Teaching Honors: Current chair in Business Law; previous Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs; author of leading casebooks in International Business Transactions (3d edition 2015, Aspen), International Trade Law (2nd edition 2012, Aspen), and International Intellectual Property (2d edition 2012, West)
Number of Years Taught: 30


Mary Crossley
(University of Pittsburgh)

Mary Crossley

Mary Crossley

Home Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Title: Professor of Law
Previous Affiliations: Florida State University, University of California, Hastings
Degrees: J.D., Vanderbilt; B.A., University of Virginia
Courses/Areas of Specialty: Healthcare Compliance, Finance and Delivery of Health Care
Teaching Honors: Dean, 2005-2012, two years as Associate Academic Dean at University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Practiced corporate and health care law; clerked for Judge Harry Wellford on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Number of Years Taught: 26


John Dzienkowski
(Texas)

John Dzienkowski

John Dzienkowski

Home Institution: University of Texas
Title: Dean John F. Sutton Chair in Lawyering and the Legal Process Professor of Law
Previous Affiliation: Tulane; University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
Degrees: B.B.A. University of Miami, J.D. University of Texas
Courses/Areas of Specialty: Property, Professional Responsibility, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Torts, Oil and Gas Law, International Energy Law, International Business Transactions, Natural Resource Taxation, Energy Law, Regulated, Industries, and Tax Ethics
Teaching Honors: Texas Exes Outstanding Teacher Award
Number of Years Taught: 22

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David Epstein
(Richmond)

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David Epstein

Home Institution: University of Richmond
Title: George E. Allen Professor of Law
Previous Affiliations
: Emory, University of Arkansas, Southern Methodist University, University of North Carolina, University of Texas, University of Alabama
Degrees: LL.M. Harvard; LL.B., B.A. University of Texas
Courses/Areas of Specialty: Bankruptcy, Commercial Law, Contract law, Corporations
Honors: Dean of Two Law Schools, Lawrence P. King Award for Excellence in the Field of Bankruptcy, primary BarBri Lecturer on Contracts; Coauthor of textbooks on bankruptcy, commercial law, contracts, and corporations
Number of Years Teaching: 46

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Jack Graves
(Touro Law Center)

Jack Graves

Jack Graves

Home Institution: Touro Law Center
Title: Professor of Law & Director of Digital Legal Education
Previous Affiliations: University of Colorado; Stetson University; Syracuse University; Franklin Pierce Law Center (now University of New Hampshire)
Degrees: B.A., J.D. University of Colorado
Courses/Areas of Specialty: Contracts; Business Organizations; International Sales & Commercial Arbitration; 21st Century Law Practice by Design; Expert Legal Systems; Basic Business Principles (a general business course for law students)
Teaching Honors: Teaching Excellence; Recognition for Service in coaching teams in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, including teams from Stetson (1st place 2005), Franklin Pierce Law Center (Honorable Mention 2006), and Touro Law Center (2nd place 2008 and Honorable Mention 2009, 2011 and 2012)
Number of Years Taught: 15


Zachary Gubler
(Arizona State)

Zachary Gubler

Zachary Gubler

Home Institution: Arizona State Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Title: Professor Law
Previous Affiliations:
Degrees: J.D., Harvard Law school; B.S. Economics, Brigham Young University
Courses/Areas of Specialty: Business Organizations, Securities Regulation, Contracts
Teaching Honors:
Number of Years Taught: 7


Amos Guiora
(University of Utah)

Amos Guiora

Amos Guiora

Home Institution: University of Utah
Title: Professor of Law
Previous Affiliations: Case Western Reserve University
Degrees: Ph.D., Leiden University; J.D., Case Western Reserve University; A.B., Kenyon College
Courses/Areas of Specialty: National Security, Limits of Interrogation, Religion and Terrorism, Limits of Power, Multiculturalism, Human Rights
Teaching Honors: University of Utah Research Committee, Research Grant: “Inquiry into Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust”; William F. Podlich Distinguished Fellowship, Claremont McKenna College, 01/2016; Research Fellow, Drones and Targeted Killings, University of Oxford, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), Department of Politics and International Relations: Congressionally Mandated Award. Department of Justice; Visiting Scholar. Earhart Foundation project; University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Faculty Scholarship Award; Justus Lipsius Visiting Scholar. The Institute for Interdisciplinary Study of the Law; Senior Specialist Fulbright Fellowship for The Netherlands.
Number of Years Taught: 27


William “Bill” Henning
(Texas A&M)

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William “Bill” Henning


Home Institution
: Texas A&M
Title: Executive Professor of Law
Previous Affiliations: The University of Alabama School of Law; University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
Degrees: B.A./J.D. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, LL.M. University of Illinois
Courses/Areas of Specialty: Secured Transactions, Sales and Leases of Goods, Private International Law, Payment Systems, International Business Transactions, Consumer Law, Business Organizations
Teaching Honors: Life Member, Uniform Law Commission (2013), Spurgeon Smithson Award (2002) (presented annually by the Missouri Bar Foundation Trustees for outstanding contributions to the legal profession by a member of the Missouri Bar), Lloyd E. Roberts Memorial Prize in the Administration of Justice, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law (1994), William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, University of Missouri-Columbia (1992) (first law-faculty recipient of fellowship awarded annually to ten professors)
Number of Years Taught: 36

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Kristin Hickman
(University of Minnesota)

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Kristin Hickman

Home Institution: University of Minnesota Law School
Title: Administrative Law
Previous Affiliations: Harvard Law School (Donald C. Alexander Visiting Professor in Tax Law)
Northwestern University School of Law
Degrees: J.D., Northwestern University (Magna Cum Laude), B.S. Business Administration & History, Trinity University (San Antonio, TX)
Courses/Areas of Specialty
: Tax Law, Administrative Law, Statutory Interpretation
Teaching Honors: Recognized as one of four “Highly Cited Scholars who work partly in tax” (2009-2013); Recognized as among top ten “Most Cited Scholars” at University of Minnesota Law School ; Recognized as second of four “Highly Cited Scholars Who Cites are Not Exclusively in” the area of tax for yeas 2005-2009
Number of Years Taught: 13


Maria Hylton
(Boston University)

Maria Hylton

Maria O’brien Hylton

Home Institution: Boston University School of Law
Title: Professor of Law
Previous Affiliations: De Paul University College of Law’ University of Chicago Law School
Degrees: A.B. Harvard University (magna cum laude); J.D. Yale University
Courses/Areas of Specialty: Economics & Law, Employment Law, Insurance Law
Teaching Honors: Member of American Law Institute
Number of Years Taught: 28


Jessica Mantel
(University of Houston Law Center)

Jessica Mantel

Jessica Mantel

Home Institution: University of Houston Law Center
Title: Associate Professor; Co-Director; Health Law & Policy Institute
Previous Affiliations: De Paul University College of Law’ University of Chicago Law School
Degrees: J.D., Michigan Law School; M.P.P. Michigan School of Public Policy; B.A., University of Pennsylvania
Courses/Areas of Specialty: Health law, health care delivery system, legislative and regulatory schemes and emerging trends in health
Teaching Honors: Eight years of service with government agencies in Washington, D.C. Office of the General Counsel for the Department of Health and Human Services; health policy analyst at Government Accountability Office; associate at Ropes & Gray (Boston); clerk for the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cleveland.
Number of Years Taught: 6


Gene Marsh
(The University of Alabama)

Gene Marsh

Gene Marsh

Home Institution: Alabama
Title: James M. Kidd, Sr. Professor Emeritus of Law
Previous Affiliations: Washington and Lee; University of Maryland; University of South Carolina
Degrees: B.S./M.S. Ohio State University; J.D. Washington and Lee
Courses/Areas of Specialty: Sports Law, Consumer Protection, Contracts, Payment Systems, Business Organizations
Teaching Honors: Burlington Northern Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching; University of Alabama National Alumni Association Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award; Student Bar Association Outstanding Faculty Member Award
Number of Years Taught: 30


Tom Metzloff
(Duke University)

Tom Metzloff

Tom Metzloff

Home Institution: Duke University
Title: Professor of Law
Degrees:J.D., Harvard; B.A., Yale
Courses/Areas of Specialty: First Amendment, Legal Ethics, Constitutional Law
Honors: Recipient of Distinguished Teacher Award; began professional career with a judicial clerkship on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Former Clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White. Has served as advisory member to the North Caroline State Bar Ethics Committee.
Number of Years Taught: 31

Beverly Moran
(Vanderbilt)

Beverly Moran

Beverly Moran


Home Institution
: Vanderbilt University
Title: Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology
Previous Affiliations: University of Wisconsin, University of Cincinnati
Degrees: A.B.. Vassar College, J.D. University of Pennsylvania, LL.M. New York University School of Law
Courses/Areas of Specialty: Federal Income Taxation of Individuals, Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders, Federal Income Taxation of Partnerships, Islamic Law, Taxation of Charities and Other Exempt Organizations
Teaching Honors: University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School Alumni Association Teacher of the Year Award, Legal Education Opportunity Teacher of the Year Award, Goldman Award for Teaching Excellence
Number of Years Taught: 30


Erin O’Hara O’Connor
(Florida State University)

Erin O’Hara O’Connor

Erin O’Hara O’Connor

Home Institution: Florida State University
Title: Dean
Previous Affiliations: Vanderbilt, University of Chicago, Clemson, George Mason, Georgetown, Northwestern University
Degrees: J.D., Georgetown
Courses/Areas of Specialty: Conflict of Laws, Arbitration, the law market
Teaching Honors: Dean; former director of the Law and Human Behavior program at Vanderbilt, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Graduate Studies for Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics. Former clerk for Chief Judge Dolores K. Sloviter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Number of Years Taught: 25


Katie Porter
(University of California, Irvine)

Katie Porter

Katie Porter

Home Institution: University of California, Irvine
Title: Dean
Previous Affiliations: University of Iowa College of Law and has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, UC Berkeley Law, the University of Illinois College of Law, and the UNLV Boyd School of Law
Degrees: J.D., Harvard; B.A., Yale
Courses/Areas of Specialty: Consumer Law, Bankruptcy, Commercial Law, Mortgage Foreclosure, Debt Collection, Credit and Debit cards, Empirical Studies of Legal Systems
Teaching Honors: Appointed by California Attorney General Kamala Harris to be the state’s independent monitor of banks. Clerked for the Honorable Richard S. Arnold of the Eighth Circuit. Top 100 Lawyers in California in 2012, receipt of the Champion of Consumer Rights Award from the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and the award of the Editors’ Prize from the American Bankruptcy Law Journal for best article.
Number of Years Taught: 25


William Sjostrom
(University of Arizona)

William Sjostrom

William K. Sjostrom

Home Institution: University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
Title: Professor of Law; Director, Business Law Program
Previous Affiliations: Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Degrees: B.S., The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (graduated w/ high honors); J.D. The University of Notre Dame Law School (magna cum laude)
Courses/Areas of Specialty: Mergers & Acquisitions , Business Organizations
Teaching Honors:
Number of Years Taught: 14

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Robin Fretwell Wilson
(Illinois)

Robin Fretwell Wilson

Robin Fretwell Wilson

Home Institution: Illinois
Title: Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law; Director, Program in Family Law and Policy
Previous Affiliations: Washington and Lee. University of Maryland, University of South Carolina
Degrees: B.A., J.D. University of Virginia
Courses/Areas of Specialty
: Biomedical Ethics, Children and the Law, Family Law, Health Law, Insurance Law, Religious Liberty
Teaching Honors: Honored at signing of the Utah Compromise; Elected to the Executive Council of the International Society of Family Law; Elected to the Executive Council of the International Academy for the Study of Jurisprudence of the Family; Law Alumni Faculty Fellow Award for Scholarship; 2011 Louise Halper Diversity Award
Number of Years Taught: 18


Ron Wright
(Wake Forest)

Ron Wright

Ron Wright

Home Institution: Wake Forest
Title: Needham Yancey Gulley Professor of Criminal Law
Previous Affiliations: Visiting Professor at Stetson University, University of Alabama, University of Arizona, Washington and Lee University, North Carolina State University
Degrees: J.D., Yale; A.B., William & Mary
Courses/Areas of Specialty: Criminal Procedure: Investigation; Criminal Procedure: Adjudication; Criminal Law; Prosecution; Professional Development
Teaching Honors: Co-author of two leading casebooks in criminal procedure and sentencing; board member of the Prosecution and Racial Justice Project of the Vera Institute of Justice, and has been an advisor or board member for Families Against Mandatory Minimum Sentences (FAMM), North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc., and the Winston-Salem Citizens’ Police Review Board. Previous trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank M. Johnson, J.r, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
Number of Years Taught: 27

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