New & Visiting Faculty for the 2003-2004 Academic Year

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New Faculty
[Fall 2003: Property and Death Penalty Seminar;Spring 2004: Evidence & Criminal Justice Administration I]
Prof. Barnes comes to Washington University after clerking for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She is an expert on statistical evidence and forms of proof, including a recent study on racial profiling and traffic stops in the state of Maryland. Her professional interests also span discrimination law, labor and employment law, civil procedure, and criminal procedure. During her clerkship with Judge Sotomayor, Barnes focused on cases related to disability discrimination and criminal procedure. Barnes previously clerked for Judge Vaughn Walker, United States District Court for the Northern District of California. While clerking for Judge Walker, she worked on several empirical projects, including analyzing the benefits of bidding for class counsel in securities class actions and discussing forms of proof in selective prosecution cases. Barnes is the co-author of "Road Work: Racial Profiling and Drug Interdiction on the Highway." She has also written on the relationship between crime rates and American attitudes toward the death penalty and on deterrence and the death penalty. Barnes received her law degree in 2000 from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was article editor and executive editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform. She currently is a Ph.D. candidate in statistics at the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation topic focuses on "Bayesian Inference in Spatial Clustering Models of Crime Data." Barnes received her bachelor’’s degree from Swarthmore College in 1993. After graduating from Swarthmore and prior to attending law school, she taught mathematics, physics, and computer science at Westover School in Connecticut.
[Fall 2003: Lawyers & Justice: Ethics in Public Lawyering;  Spring 2004: Lawyers & Justice: Ethics in Public Lawyering and Remedies]
Effective fall 2003, Tomiko Brown-Nagin will be associate professor of law and history at Washington University. Prior to joining the Washington University faculty, Tomiko Brown-Nagin was an associate in the litigation department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison in New York, where her practice focused on complex commercial matters. In addition, she handled several pro bono matters while at Paul Weiss, most recently co-authoring an amicus brief in Grutter v. Bollinger that was filed in the Supreme Court in Feb., 2003. Brown-Nagin received her J.D. in 1997 from Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the law journal. She received a Ph.D. in history from Duke University in 2002, and a B.A. summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Furman University in 1992. After graduating from law school, Brown-Nagin clerked for the Hon. Robert Carter of the United States District Court, Southern District of New York (1997-98), and the Hon. Jane Roth of the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (1998-99). Her research and teaching interests include ethics, labor and employment relations, complex litigation, and legal history.
STEVEN J. GUNN [Fall 2003: Property Seminar and Civil Justice Clinic;  Spring 2004: Federal Indian Law and Civil Justice Clinic]
Prof. Gunn, who has extensive experience in public interest litigation and clinical practice, comes to Washington University after being a visiting clinical associate professor for two years at Yale Law School. At Yale he co-taught three clinics -- Community Legal Services, Consumer Rights, and Landlord Tenant Law. – and also taught doctrinal courses on Property and federal Indian law. Last year Gunn was a finalist for Yale’s teaching award. He is the author of "Eviction Defense for Poor Tenants: Costly Compassion or Justice Served?" in the Yale Law and Policy Review and a forthcoming article on the intersection of law and economics and poverty law. He also has written in the field of Indian law. Prior to his appointment at Yale, Gunn was a staff attorney for the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association, where he represented low-income individuals and families in housing, public benefits, and disability discrimination cases. Before that, Gunn was a Skadden Fellow at the Indian Law Resource Center in Washington, D.C., where he represented American Indian tribes in actions to protect their land, resources, rights, and cultural heritage. As part of his Skadden Fellowship, Gunn lived and worked for a year on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where his work included representing the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in two federal lawsuits. Gunn received his bachelor’’s degree in political science and philosophy from Stanford University in 1992 and his law degree from Yale University in 1995, where he received numerous awards, including the President’s Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Service of the New Haven Community, the C. LaRue Munson Prize for Excellence in Work on Cases in the Clinical Program, and the Connecticut Title Attorneys’ Guaranty Fund Prize for the Best Paper in the Field of Property.
[Fall 2003: Property and Privacy Law Seminar;  Spring 2004: Con Law I and Speech, Press & the Constitution]
Professor Richards is an expert in Privacy, Constitutional Law, and Legal History. Before joining Washington University, he served a visiting appointment as a Hugo Black Faculty Fellow at the University of Alabama and was an associate at the Washington, D.C. firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. Prior to entering practice, Richards clerked for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist during the 1998-99 term of the United States Supreme Court and the Impeachment Trial of President Bill Clinton. Richards also clerked for Judge Paul V. Niemeyer, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Richards is the author of a number of articles (see list at He is currently working on two projects –– a reconciliation of the right of data privacy with traditional First Amendment values, and an historical inquiry into the formative period of Supreme Court First Amendment jurisprudence during World War II. Richards received a J.D. in 1997 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was executive editor of the Virginia Law Review. He graduated Order of the Coif and was a recipient, among other awards, of the Slaughter Honor Prize and the Davis Prize in Constitutional Law. He also earned a master’’s degree in legal history (1997) from the University of Virginia. His master’’s thesis examined the extent to which the Supreme Court’’s uses of history in the 1990s had changed since the Court’’s often-criticized use of similar historical materials in the key cases of the Warren Court. Richards received his bachelor’’s degree in history with special honors from George Washington University (1994), where he graduated summa cum laude, was a National Merit Scholar, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.
Visiting Faculty
[Fall 2003: Legal Profession]
Leonard Gross has been a visiting faculty member at WUSL on previous occasions, having taught Legal Profession and Remedies with excellent reviews. He is a member of the Law Faculty at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Before arriving at SIU in 1983, Professor Gross clerked for Judge Frederick L. Brown of the Massachusetts Appeals Court from 1976 to1977, and practiced corporate litigation with the New York City law firm of Shearman & Sterling from 1977 to 1983. Professor Gross received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1973, where he majored in history. He received his J.D., Magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 1976. Professor Gross is the author or co-author of the following books: Organizing Corporate and Other Business Enterprises (Matthew Bender 1998) (with M. Lee and D. Meyers); Supreme Court Appointments: Judge Bork and the Politicization of Senate Confirmations (SIU Press 1998) (with N. Vieira); and Agency and Partnership (Emanuel Publishing Corp. 1998). He is also the author of numerous articles in legal publications. At SIU, Professor Gross has taught the following courses: Legal Profession, Remedies, Agency and Partnership, Corporations, Federal Income Taxation, Interviewing and Counseling, Legal Writing and Evidence. Professor Gross has served as a Reporter for the Illinois Judicial Conference; he has been a member of the Carbondale Elementary School board; and he has been chairman of the Southern Illinois Chapter of the ACLU. He also has consulted and testified as an expert witness on cases involving legal ethics and legal malpractice.
[Spring 2004: Patent Law and Trademarks & Unfair Competition]
Tim Holbrook is an Assistant Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Professor Holbrook received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering (summa cum laude) from North Carolina State University and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as a lead editor and publications director of the Yale Journal on Regulation. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Glenn L. Archer, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Following his clerkship, Professor Holbrook spent time in Budapest, Hungary, with the Hungarian patent law firm Danubia. He was then associated with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding, where his practice focused on appellate and patent litigation. His scholarly and teaching interests include property and intellectual property, particularly patent law, international patent law, and trademarks.
[Fall 2003: Criminal Justice Clinic and Trial Practice & Procedure]
Grady Jessup is an Associate Professor of Law at North Carolina Central University School of Law, in Durham, North Carolina, where he has taught and been Director of the Clinical Programs since 1998, after having been a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law there from 1993 - 1996. In addition to supervising students enrolled in clinics, Prof. Jessup is the Faculty Advisor to the trial advocacy practical skills training program. He worked as a Team Leader and Faculty Member in May 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 & 1998, at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Southeast Regional Program, at Duke University. In the summer of 1998, Prof. Jessup worked for the U.S. Information Agency as a Professional in Residence at the Ghana School of Law in Accra, Ghana (West Africa), where he assisted in the development of a proposal to implement a clinical program at the Ghana School of Law. He was also a Visiting Lecturer at the Ghana School of Law in Nov. 1995 - Jan. 1996, where he lectured on Trial Advocacy and Ethics. He served as a Supervising Attorney for the Civil Litigation Clinic at the N.C. Central University School of Law from August 1996-August 1998, and as a Supervising Attorney for the Criminal Litigation Clinic at U.N.C.-Chapel Hill School of Law in Summer 1994. From 1986-1993, Prof. Jessup was a Senior Assistant Public Defender and Trial Attorney for the Office of the Public Defender in Charlotte, N.C. He earned his J.D. (1986), M.S. in Finance (1976), and B.Sc. Commerce (1974) from North Carolina Central University. He has won numerous awards, including, the AALS Shanara Gilbert "Emerging Clinician" award in May 2002, the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers’ Charles L. Becton Award for Outstanding Teaching of Trial Advocacy in June 2000, and the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers’ Community Service Award in June 1998.
[Spring 2004: Financial Accounting for Lawyers]
Prof. King is the Myron Northrop Professor of Accounting at the Washington University John M. Olin School of Business. Professor King's teaching interests are in the areas of financial accounting and financial statement analysis. He has taught in the MBA, EMBA, and PMBA programs for the Olin School of Business and has twice been honored with teaching awards from Olin students. Professor King's research examines how legal and market institutions affect the production and use of accounting information. He has published research in the area of auditor independence and financial reporting (see for a list of articles). His principal research method is experimental economics, a methodology that allows for the controlled investigation of economic theories. Prof. King earned his Ph.D. in 1986, from the University of Arizona, his M.B.A. in 1978 and B.S. in 1974, both from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, and is a CPA (Missouri).
New Adjunct Faculty
[Fall 2003: Corporate/Commercial Law Firms: Strategic Trends and Their Impact]
Prof. Lents is a partner at Bryan Cave LLP. He specializes in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and commercial law, and is the co-author of the leading treatise on Missouri corporate law. Prof. Lents has principal responsibility for the Firm’s strategic planning and development activities, and has served as a member of the Firms’ Executive Committee since 1988. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1971 and received his law degree, also magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1974. He then spent 1974-75 in England, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, on a Harvard Fellowship. Prof. Lents moved to St. Louis in 1975, to join Bryan Cave, and in 1982, he moved to London to open a European office for Bryan Cave, returning to St. Louis at the end of 1984. He is a director of a number of community organizations and corporations, and is a member of the National Council of the Olin Library system of Washington University in St. Louis and on the advisory board of a student managed investment fund sponsored by the University’s Olin School of Business. For more information on Prof. Lents, go to .
[Spring 2004: Commercial Real Estate Drafting]
Prof. Otto will co-teach Commercial Real Estate Drafting with Prof. Scott Hammel in the spring semester. Prof. Otto is a partner in the real estate division of Husch Eppenberger. Before attending law school, he was trained as an architect, earning his B.S. in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame in 1988 (cum laude), and then worked four years on the business side of commercial real estate development. He earned his J.D. from St. Louis University in 1994 (cum laude). Prof. Otto represents commercial and residential developers in all aspects of various real estate development projects, including land acquisition, construction, leasing and finance, underlining the use of tax increment financing and other municipal incentives. He also represents businesses in acquiring, developing, leasing, and selling of property and advises various clients with regard to tax free exchanges of property pursuant to section 1031 I.R.C. Prof. Otto regularly represents lenders and borrowers in real estate, construction, and asset based loan transactions.
[Fall 2003: Civil Rights Litigation Theory & Practice]
Prof. Ryals is an experienced civil rights practitioner in St. Louis and a nationally recognized expert in Section 1983 and police misconduct litigation. He is the author of a Section 1983 Treatise, Discovery and Proof in Police Misconduct Cases (John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1995) and co-author of Section 1983 Litigation: Forms (John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1994). He currently services as a supervising attorney in the Civil Rights & Community Justice Clinic and has taught a Section 1983 seminar at St. Louis University Law School in recent years, receiving excellent evaluations. Prof. Ryals is a partner in the law firm Ryals and Soffer, P.C.. From 1986-1987 Prof. Ryals worked in the Franklin County Public Defender office. He earned his J.D. in 1984 from the University of Missouri, Kansas City and his B.A. in Political Science (cum laude) in 1981 from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.
[Fall 2003: Corporate/Commercial Law Firms: Strategic Trends and Their Impact]
Prof. Samuelson is a strategic planning consultant to Bryan Cave LLP. He has provided advice and thought leadership in due dilligence, building consensus for and designing the integration plan for a highly successful merger with a 160 lawyer New York law firm. In addition, he has provided advice and thought leadership in developing, building consensus for and implementing the firmwide strategic plan. Other professional experience includes working as a consultant for McKinsey & Company (New York & San Francisco), working as an Associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed (New York), and working as a Legal Researcher at Lovell White Durrant (Hong Kong). He received his B.A. from Greenville College in 1990, where he was awarded the President’s Citation, and he received his J.D. from Yale University in 1993, where he was the executive editor of the Yale Journal of International Law .
[Spring 2004:  Securities Law Litigation and Arbitration]
Prof. Soraghan has been in general practice since 1970, primarily in business, corporate, securities, franchise law areas and, more recently, business immigration law. Presently he is a principal at Danna McKitrick, P.C. He has assisted clients in the registration of public offerings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the securities commissions of almost all states; in obtaining exemptions from the registration requirements for private offerings; and in compliance with federal and state franchise laws. Prof. Soraghan also represents clients in acquisitions, mergers and sales of businesses, industrial revenue bond issues and standard debt financings. He assists businesses and foreign professionals in obtaining visas to live and work in the United States. He frequently litigates commercial and securities disputes for clients, serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. and is a member of The Association of Attorney-Mediators. Prof. Soraghan is the author of numerous articles published in national, state and local law journals on securities, corporate and international law. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars on securities law and general business topics. Prof. Soraghan received his BS in Mechanical Engineering (with distinction) from Purdue in 1962; his J.D. from Washington University (Order of the Coif) in 1965 where he was a member of the Law Quarterly; and his LL.M. from Yale Law School in 1966. He was on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1969, and served as a Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve until 1992.