Course Directory 2004-2005

  [Spring 2005:  Constitutional Law I and Disability Rights Law Seminar]

Sam Bagenstos earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard in 1993, receiving the Fay Diploma (awarded to the student who graduates with the highest combined average for three years of study).  He was Articles Office Co‑Chair for the Harvard Law Review.  He clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the Ninth Circuit for one year and then joined the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  Following three years in that position, he served as Law Clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court (1997-98).  He was appointed Research Fellow and Lecturer in Law for one year at Harvard and became Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard in 2000.  Sam has established himself as a leading authority in the field of disability law and The Americans with Disabilities Act.  His current scholarship compares the antidiscrimination approach to disabilities law with social welfare law, as means of achieving the goals of the disability rights movement, including increased employment and greater social integration.  For an illustrative article, see The Americans with Disabilities Act as Risk Regulation, 101 Colum. L. Rev. 1479 (2001).  Next year Sam will teach Con Law I and a seminar on Disability Law.  In subsequent years he is also expected to teach Civil Rights and Labor Law.

  [Fall 2004:  Torts and Prisons & Prison Reform Seminar]

Margo Schlanger  received her J.D. in 1993 from Yale, where she was Book Reviews Editor of the Yale Law Journal and received the Vinson Prize for excellence in clinical casework.  She then took up a two-year appointment as Law Clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1993-1995).  From 1995 through 1998, she was an attorney in the Special Litigation Section of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, where her practice was heavily focused on police and prison issues.  Before her appointment at Wash. U., she was Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard from 1998 to 2004.  Margo has established herself as a leading authority on prisons and inmate litigation.  Her recent scholarship combines a strong empirical component with a sophisticated interdisciplinary perspective.  For an illustrative article see,  Inmate Litigation, 116 Harv. L. Rev. 1555 (2003).  Next year Margo will be teaching Torts and a seminar on Prisons and Prison Reform.  In subsequent years, she also may teach a section of Individual Rights & the Constitution, or a seminar on Empirical Inquiries into Civil Litigation.



SHAHEEN SARDAR ALI  [Spring 2005: Gender and Human Rights in Islam]

Shaheen Ali is Professor of Law, School of Law, University of Warwick, United Kingdom.  From 1984-95 she was on the faculty of Law at the University of Peshawar, Pakistan.  She earned her Ph.D. in 1998 at the University of Hull, England where she also earned her LLM in 1991.  In 1993, Professor Ali earned an advanced Diploma in Human Rights at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, University of Lund, Sweden.  Professor Ali also possesses a Master’s in Political Science earned in 1995, University of Peshawar.  Professor Ali was Minister for Health, Population Welfare and Women’s development for the government of the Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan, in 200l.  She was also the first Minister of State, National Commission on the Status of Women in Pakistan, 2001.  Professor Ali’s areas of teaching include Islamic Law, Islamic Jurisprudence, Comparative Perspectives on Gender, Law and Development, International Law of Human Rights, and Constitutional Theory.  She has authored five books and more than two dozen articles as well as fifteen chapters in books.  Topics include human rights, family law, alternative dispute resolution, women’s rights, ethnic minority issues in Pakistan, and gender, law and development.  Prof. Ali can be reached by email at shaheenali@hotmail.com.

LEONARD GROSS  [Fall 2004: 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 2005: Copyright & Related Rights, and Trademarks & Unfair Competition]

Glynn S. Lunney, Jr. is a Professor of Law at Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. Professor Lunney received his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1984. Following graduation, he spent a year studying law and economics at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and then returned to the States to work for Chevron U.S.A., Inc. as a production engineer in the Los Angeles basin. Professor Lunney received his J.D. degree, with distinction, from Stanford Law School in 1990, where he was an articles editor for the Stanford Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Following his graduation, he clerked for the Honorable John Minor Wisdom, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and then joined the Tulane faculty. While continuing to serve on the Law School faculty, Professor Lunney enrolled in the fall of 2000 in Tulane’s Graduate School and is currently in the final stages of earning his Ph.D. in Economics. Professor Lunney is a member of the California and Louisiana bars and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His research and teaching interests focus primarily on intellectual property, but also include law and economics, contracts, antitrust, and the Just Compensation Clause of the United States Constitution. Prof. Lunney’s full bio, resume, & contact information can be found at http://www.law.tulane.edu - click on "The Tulane Experience" and then on "Faculty and Administration".

[Spring 2005: Negotiation Theory & Practice: The Dynamics of Bargaining, Negotiation & Dispute Resolution]

Judi McLean Parks is the Reuben & Anne Carpenter Taylor Professor of Organizational Behavior at the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University.  Author of numerous book chapters and research papers, Professor McLean Parks’ work has appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Human Resources Management Review, International Journal of Conflict Management, International Negotiation Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Research in Organizational Behavior, and Wake Forest Law Review.  She currently serves as the editor of the International Journal of Conflict Management, and has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Organizational Behavior and the Academy of Management Journal.  She is past president of the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management, and has recently ended her term as the Executive Director of the International Association for Conflict Management.  She also is a member of the Association of Missouri Mediators.  

[Fall 2004: Real Estate Transactions]

Peter Salsich is the McDonnell Professor of Justice in American Society at Saint Louis University School of Law. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Public Policy Studies and is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He is a former editor of the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, a former chair of the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, and a former member of the Council of the ABA Section of Real Property, Probate & Trust Law. Prof. Salsich was the first chair of the Missouri Housing Development Commission and chaired the board of directors of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Inc. and the Ecumenical Housing Production Corp. (now Beyond Housing, Inc.). He has an A.B. from the University of Notre Dame, cum laude, and a J.D. from Saint Louis University. He teaches Property, Land Use Control, Local Government, Real Estate Transactions and Housing Law. Prof. Salsich’s full bio, resume, and contact information can be found at http://law.slu.edu/Community/Faculty/bios/salsich%20jr%20p.html .

[Spring 2005: Health Care Quality & Liability]

Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for Health Law Studies. Educated at Kingston University and the University of Cambridge, Professor Terry began his academic career as a member of the law faculty of the University of Exeter in England. He joined the Saint Louis University faculty in 1980. During the 1996-97 academic year Professor Terry was on leave from the law school and served as Director of Legal Education for LEXIS-NEXIS. He is a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School and holds the secondary appointment of Professor of Health Management & Policy in the Saint Louis University School of Public Health. Professor Terry is Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Health Law and serves on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). He is a member of the Advisory Boards for the Journal of Medical Internet Research and eLaw at Melbourne Law School. Professor Terry is the co-author of Problems in Insurance Law, Cases, Materials & Problems in the Law of Torts, and Products Liability, Cases, Material, Problems. He has published extensively in the areas of Torts, Products Liability and Health Law and is a past recipient of Thompson & Coburn Awards for exceptional scholarship. Professor Terry's research interests primarily lie at the intersection of medicine, law and technology and much of his recent scholarship has concentrated on technologically-mediated health care (including telemedicine), privacy of medical information, and the use of technology to reduce medical error. Prof. Terry’s full bio, resume, and contact information can be found on the web at http://law.slu.edu/nicolasterry/Resume.htm .

DOUGLAS R. WILLIAMS  [Spring 2005:  Administrative Law]

Douglas R. Williams is Professor of Law at Saint Louis University, where he has been a faculty member since 1991. He graduated from Duke University School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor for the Duke Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He clerked for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and practiced law in Washington, D.C. with the firm Covington & Burling. At Saint Louis University he teaches administrative law, constitutional law, environmental law, environmental law, land use controls, natural resources law, torts, and various seminars on environmental and other public law subjects. Professor Williams writes and speaks primarily on environmental law matters. He has represented the Sierra Club and Missouri Coalition for the Environment before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh, Eighth, and D.C. Circuits.



  [Fall 2004:  International Business Transactions; Spring 2005: Legal Problems of International Economic Relations]

Andrea Charters, a legal author in St. Louis, Missouri, is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Yale College and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University.  She practiced international and other business law, including securities, banking, finance, mergers and acquisitions, franchise, real estate and general corporate law, for nine years at several firms in Boston and St. Louis: Danna McKitrick, P.C., Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, L.C., Riezman & Blitz, P.C. and Bingham, Dana & Gould.  Prof. Charters has written on international trade, real estate development and human rights and is currently writing on international transfers of intellectual property and international access to U.S. securities markets.

DAVID DEAL [Spring 2005:  Intellectual Property & Business Formation Clinic]

Prof. Deal's current resume can be found at http://www.thompsoncoburn.com/indicies/AttySTLD.shtm.

ANTHONY L. FRANKS  [Fall 2004:  Pretrial Practice & Procedure]

Anthony Franks received his J.D. in 1998 from the Howard University School of Law, where he was a Merit Scholarship recipient, and served as a research assistant for Evidence and Criminal Law Professor Adam Kurland.  In his work with Professor Kurland.  Prof. Franks researched for an article entitled Bankruptcy Fraud Prosecution in the Wake of Operation Total Disclosure, published in the Winter of 1996 issue of Reasonable Doubt, a newsletter of the Criminal Law Committee of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia.  Since graduation from Howard, Prof. Franks has practiced law at Thompson Coburn LLP in St. Louis, Missouri in the firm’s litigation practice group.  His practice has included litigation in the fields of both tort and commercial litigation, including participating in the successful trial of cases to verdict, drafting and arguing motions, and conducting depositions.  He is barred in the States of Missouri and Illinois, and in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, and United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois. Prof. Franks is a member of the Missouri Bar Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, and he is also a member of the Mound City Bar Association, and Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers.

HAL GOLDSMITH  [Spring 2005:  Advanced Practical Criminal Procedure]

Hal Goldsmith currently serves as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, handling cases in the areas of white collar crime and public corruption.  From 1995 to 1998, Prof. Goldsmith was an attorney and partner in the litigation department of the St. Louis, Missouri law firm, Peper, Martin, now Blackwell, Sanders, Peper, Martin.  Prior to that, Prof. Goldsmith served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Miami, Florida, handling primarily violent crime and narcotic trafficking investigations and prosecutions.   From 1985 to 1990, Prof. Goldsmith served as an Assistant Circuit Attorney for the City of St. Louis, Missouri, in the major felony division.  Prof. Goldsmith is a 1985 graduate of the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri.

TAMARA L. KING  [Fall 2004:  Pretrial Practice & Procedure]

Tamara King received her J.D. in 1988 from New York University, where she was a member of the Review of Law and Social Change.  From 1988 through 1990 she was an associate with the law firm of Kircher and Phalen in Cincinnati, Ohio, where her practice focused on labor law and asbestos cases.  From 1990 through 1992 she was an associate with the law firm of Bartos, Broghal and DeVito in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Prof. King engaged in general civil litigation.  In 1992, she was appointed Assistant District Attorney for Northampton County, Pennsylvania. She remained in the District Attorney’s office for six years.  Simultaneously, she started her own law practice in Easton, Pennsylvania focusing in the areas of small business practice, domestic relations, and personal injury law.  In 1998 she moved to St. Louis.  Since 1999 she has served as University Judicial Administrator at Washington University, as the primary resource and liaison to members of the University community on matters pertaining to the administration of the University's Student Judicial Code.  She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Webster University in St. Louis (1999), Northampton Community College (1994 - 1998) and Pennsylvania State University (1993 - 1998).

DANICA L. MATHES [Fall 2004: Entertainment Law Planning & Drafting]

Danica Mathes is an Entertainment and Intellectual Property attorney with Blumenfeld, Kaplan & Sandweiss, P.C. in St. Louis. She represents and counsels clients in various areas and genres of the arts and has worked with the likes of Nelly and the St. Lunatics, St. Louis jazz label MAXJAZZ, and Oscar-nominated Hollywood film producer Buzz Hirsch ("Silkwood"). A musician since the age of 4, Danica has also been a television reporter, radio disc jockey and has worked with several NBC affiliates as well as Walt Disney World Entertainment. Prof. Mathes received her B.A. in Communication and Music/Business from DePauw University in 1998 and her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2001. While at Washington University, she was an Editor for the Washington University School of Law Journal of Policy & Law, won the Delores K. Hanna National Best Brief in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition and was inducted into the Order of Barristers. She was also President of the Intellectual Property Law Society, Vice President of Entertainment for the Sports & Entertainment Law Society, a finalist in the ABA Client Counseling Competition, participated in the Employment Law Clinic and was a law clerk for the Honorable E. Richard Webber in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Prof. Mathes was recently selected as one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 Under 30, and is on the Board of Directors for St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts, the St. Louis Young Variety Board, and is active with the American Bar Association Entertainment & Sports Law Forum.

  [Spring 2005: Nonprofit Organizations Planning & Drafting]

Peter Ruger is currently a member of the law firm of Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C.  He practices in the areas of higher education, nonprofit organizations, health, alternative dispute resolution, and labor and employment law.  He is also an adjunct professor at St. Louis University School of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law, and University of Missouri-St. Louis.  Previously, he was General Counsel of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville from 1997-2004 and General Counsel for Washington University from 1974-1992.  Prof. Ruger also served as the president of the National Association of College and University Attorneys in 1989-1990.  He is a member of the following professional organizations:  The Missouri Bar, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (served on and chaired several committees), Illinois State Bar Association, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Prof. Ruger was a founder and was board chairman of the Board of Southern Medical Insurance Company from 1988-1993 (chairman 1990-1992).  Recently, he was a founding member of the Association for Interdisciplinary Initiatives in Higher Education Law and Policy and its first president.  He has served on the boards of several charitable organizations. Prof. Ruger has spoken to numerous higher education and nonprofit groups and has been extensively involved in community service activities in St. Louis and southern Illinois.  Prof. Ruger received his B.A. from Denison University in 1963, his graduate degree in history from Washington University in 1966, and his J.D. degree from Washington University School of Law in 1969. Honors include Phi Beta Kappa; Board of Editors, Washington University Law Quarterly; and Omicron Delta Kappa.

GILBERT C. SISON [Fall 2004:  International Courts and Tribunals – Practice and Procedure]

Gilbert Sison received his undergraduate degree with honors from Louisiana State University in 1995, where he double-majored in Economics and Philosophy.  Prior to coming to law school, Prof. Sison served as National President and on the Board of Directors of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc.  He received his J.D. in 2000 from Washington University School of Law, where he was a member of the school’s Jessup International Moot Court team.  During his two years as a competitor, Washington University won the regional championship and advanced to compete in the international rounds of the tournament.  In 2000, Washington University finished as the third best U.S. school in the tournament.  In addition to the Jessup competition, he was also a quarter-finalist in the Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition.  Prof. Sison was also a staff editor on the Washington University Law Quarterly, where he published a recent development entitled “A King No More:  The Impact of the Pinochet Decision on the Doctrine of Head of State Immunity.”  For his accomplishments, the faculty selected him for membership in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.  Upon graduation, Prof. Sison was asked to continue his involvement with the Jessup team as its coach.  In his four years as coach, Washington University has won two more regional championships and has twice advanced to the regional semi-finals.  The team has also won a number of memorial and oralist awards during his tenure.  Since 2000, Prof. Sison has been an Associate at Bryan Cave LLP in St. Louis, where he has practiced in the firm’s Class Action and Commercial Litigation Client Service Groups.  Prof. Sison has obtained a number of favorable judgments in class action product liability cases in Arizona, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania on behalf of a major automotive manufacturer.  He has also represented clients in bench trials and before the Missouri Court of Appeals.  He is admitted to the Missouri and Illinois Bar, United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois and Eastern District of Missouri and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

DANA WALKER TUCKER  [Fall 2004:  Pretrial Practice & Procedure]

Dana Tucker received her J.D. in 1994 from St. Louis University, where she received a Faculty Fellowship in American European Comparative Law in 1993-94, was the President of the Black Law Student Association in 1993-94, and was a semi-finalist in the Frederick Douglass Midwest Regional Moot Court competition in 1993.  From 1994-1996, Prof. Tucker was an attorney with Husch & Eppenberger where she prepared and represented clients in bench trials, and represented police officers before the St. Louis Police Officers Pension Board.  From 1996-2000, Prof. Tucker was a lead litigation attorney at Richard E. Banks & Associates, where she managed ongoing caseload of sixty personal injury files for firm specializing in personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and served as lead trial attorney in over 30 jury trials.  From 2000-2002, Prof. Tucker was a staff attorney at Gary, Williams, Parenti, Finney, Lewis, McManus, Watson, & Sperando, in Stuart, Florida, where she managed a large volume of multi-plaintiff employment discrimination cases, and worked directly with senior partner Willie E. Gary who is ranked among the top 50 trial lawyers in the United States.  Since 2002, Prof. Tucker has worked as a senior associate at Fox Galvin, LLC, where she manages medical malpractice, commercial litigation and product liability claims.  She is a member of the National Bar Association , the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and a mentor for the Mound City Bar Association of St. Louis.

[Fall 2004: Intellectual Property Litigation]

Douglas Warren is an attorney at Polster Lieder Woodruff and Lucchesi, P.C. Admitted to Missouri Bar 2000; admitted to: United States District Court, Eastern and Western Missouri, United States District Court for Eastern District of Wisconsin, Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. After graduating in 1992 from National Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management, Prof. Warren attended the Washington University School of Law and received his Juris Doctoris degree in 1999. While at Washington University, he was a Staff Member and Managing Editor of the Washington University Intellectual Property Law newsletter and an active member in the school's Intellectual Property Law Society. He was also very active in a number of national moot court competitions, winning Best Oralist in the Giles Rich Patent Law Moot Court competition for the Midwest region. His other activities included a position as a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas A. Mummert, Federal Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Missouri during the summer of 1996. Prior to attending law school, Prof. Warren garnered extensive engineering and business experience in a variety of positions such as: President/CEO Laclede Engineering, Inc., 1985 - 1997; Project Manager, Emerson Electric, Government and Defense Group, 1981 - 1985; and Design Engineer, Southwest Mobile Systems, 1978 - 1981. Prof. Warren is currently a member of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section. He is currently involved in intellectual property law litigation at the firm. Prof. Warren’s full bio, resume and contact information can be found at http://www.polsterlieder.com/.

KATHLEEN M. WHITBY  [Fall 2004:  Alternative Dispute Resolution]

Kate Whitby is an of counsel attorney in the St. Louis office of Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, LLP, where she concentrates her practice in environmental law, dispute resolution and complex litigation. She has sixteen years of practice experience focused primarily on problem-solving for environmental contamination and cleanup projects, and has worked as a third-party neutral as well as an attorney in private practice.  For example, she is the former Director of Settlement Services for Clean Sites, Inc., a national non-profit organization dedicated to improved environmental cleanup, communication and stewardship, where she served as a mediator, facilitator, arbitrator and trainer.  Prof. Whitby was approved as a neutral for the first National Roster of Environmental Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals, prepared by the U.S. Institute of Environmental Conflict Resolution in Tucson, Arizona.  She also recently was invited to join the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution’s Panels of Distinguished Neutrals as an environmental member.   Prof. Whitby serves as the Chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) ADR Committee.  She is admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois.

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