NEW & VISITING
FACULTY - 2005-2006 ACADEMIC YEAR
JENNIFER E. ROTHMAN [Fall 2005: Right
of Publicity Seminar and Trademarks & Unfair Competition; Spring
2006: Legal Issues in Reality & Non-Fiction Works Seminar ]
Rothman received her J.D. in 2002 from the UCLA School of Law.
She graduated first in her class, receiving the Jerry Pacht
Memorial Constitutional Law Award for her scholarship in that field.
While in law school, she was a two-time recipient of the Lawrence
E. Irell prize, an articles editor of the UCLA Law Review, and a
She clerked for Judge Marsha Berzon on the Ninth Circuit Court of
Professor Rothman then practiced law in Los Angeles with Irell
& Manella in the firm's appellate litigation, intellectual property,
and entertainment practices.
Prior to her legal career, she attended the University of
Southern California's School of Cinema-Television where she received an
M.F.A and directed an award-winning documentary, Wanderlust.
She then worked in the film industry for a number of years,
including positions at Paramount Pictures and Castle Rock Entertainment.
Professor Rothman writes in the areas of intellectual property,
entertainment and the First Amendment.
Her work focuses on conflicts between intellectual property
protections, the First Amendment and tort and unfair competition laws.
For an illustrative article, see Copyright Preemption and the
Right of Publicity 36 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 199 (2002).
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[Fall 2005: The State & Religion: Comparative Constitutional Law
Spring 2006: European Union Law]
Professor Borowski was awarded a fellowship by the Studienstiftung des
deutschen Volkes for graduate work leading to the research doctorate.
He took the Dr. iur. from the University of Kiel in Germany with summa
cum laude honors. The dissertation is addressed to questions of basic
rights. After a law apprenticeship in the District Court of the City of
Kiel, he served as post-doctoral university assistant in the Faculty of
Law at the University of Kiel from 1998 to 2004, under the direction of
Professor Robert Alexy, and from 1 April 2004 as Oberassistant.
Borowski's Habilitation (post-doctoral dissertation), addressed to
questions of freedom of religion and conscience in the German
Constitution, was completed on 28 January 2004. Three weeks later, the
Faculty Senate at the University of Kiel appointed Borowski as
University Lecturer, with recognition in the fields of constitutional
and administrative law, European Community Law, and legal philosophy.
His research interests are directed primarily to questions of basic
rights in constitutional law and supra-national law. In addition, he
has a lively interest in a range of problems in legal philosophy. He
was awarded a Feodor-Lynen-Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt
Foundation, Bonn, for research on historical, comparative, and
jurisprudential questions of constitutional review. In the fall
semester, Prof. Borowski is offering, together with Prof. Leigh Greenhaw,
a seminar on religion and the constitution, and in the spring semester,
a course on European Community Law.
MERCER E. BULLARD [Fall
2005: Corporations and Securities Regulation]
Bio at the University of Mississippi School
Professor Bullard is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of
Mississippi School of Law and founder and president of Fund Democracy, a
nonprofit advocacy group for mutual fund shareholders. Following a
clerkship with Judge Will Garwood on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth
Circuit, Professor Bullard practiced securities law in Washington D.C.
with Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering, and served as an Assistant Chief
Counsel with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He received his
B.A. from Yale, his M.A. from Georgetown, and his J.D. from Virginia.
As one of the nation’s leading advocates for investors, he has submitted
comment letters, organized rule-making petition drives, litigated
issues, requested hearings on exemptions, drafted and edited
legislation, and testified before House, Senate, Department of Labor,
and state committees on mutual funds, 529 plans, 401(k) plans and other
regulatory issues. He was named by Investment News in March 2001 as one
of the 25 most powerful voices in the financial services industry, cited
by BusinessWeek for leading the fight for shareholders' rights, named by
a mutual fund trade publication as one of four “Fund Titans” for 2003,
and listed by Registered Rep. magazine as one of “Ten to Watch” for
2004. Professor Bullard also has been widely quoted on mutual fund
issues in major newspaper and financial media, been featured in Business
Week, Ticker Magazine, Research Magazine, Worth, TheStreet.com, and
other publications, and appeared on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw,
CBS Evening News, CNBC, CNN, Wall Street Week, the NewsHour with Jim
Lehrer, and on other broadcasts. He can be reached at
DEBORAH A. GEIER [Spring 2006: Corporate Taxation and Federal
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Professor Geier is a summa cum laude graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College
and a magna cum laude graduate of the Case Western Reserve University
Law School, where she was Articles Editor of the Law Review. Following
her graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Monroe G. McKay of the
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and, prior to
joining the Cleveland-Marshall faculty in 1989, she was an associate in
the tax group with the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. She
is a co-author of the textbook "Federal Income Tax: Doctrine, Structure,
& Policy" and an author of numerous academic articles. She has been a
Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and
the University of Florida in Gainesville and was the John J. Sparkman
Chairholder of Law (Visiting) at the University of Alabama. She is a
member of the American Law Institute, has served as Chair of the
Association of American Law Schools Tax Section, and is active in the
Teaching Taxation Committee of the ABA Tax Section. She has also served
as an Academic Advisor to the Joint Committee on Taxation in connection
with a tax simplification study mandated by Congress.
[Fall 2005: Legal Profession; Spring 2006: Corporations]
at Southern Illinois University Law School
Professor 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.
Prof. Gross can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
MARK R. LEE
[Spring 2006: Criminal Law]
Bio at Southern
Illinois University Law School
Professor Lee is a member of the Law Faculty at Southern Illinois
University at Carbondale. He regularly teaches Criminal Law, Law &
Economics, and a variety of business related courses, including
Antitrust, Agency & Partnership, Corporations, and Securities
Regulation. He serves as both a consulting attorney in antitrust,
business organization, securities, and regulatory matters and as an
arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, the National
Association of Securities Dealers, and the N.Y. Stock Exchange. His
publications include Organizing Corporate and Other Business Enterprises
(6th ed., LexisNexis, 2000, with annual supplements) (with Leonard
Gross) and Antitrust Law and Local Government (Greenwood Press 1985).
Professor Lee has also taught at other universities in Europe and the
United States. In Europe, he has taught at the University of
Erlangen-Nürnberg (courtesy of a Fulbright), Catholic University of
Brussels (courtesy of the Belgian National Fund for Scientific
Research), and the University of Warwick in Coventry. In the U.S.,
Professor Lee has taught at Georgetown; American University, Washington
College of Law; University of Colorado; Miami University; and University
of San Diego. He also served as a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck
Institute for Foreign and Private International Law in Hamburg.
Professor Lee has delivered papers and lectures in Europe as well as the
United States, including the first lecture by a full time non-European
at an Erasmus Seminar on Legal Theory in Brussels. Professor Lee serves
on the Board of Advisors of the Entrepreneurship Clinic at the
University of San Diego Law School. He has also served on the Illinois
Blue Ribbon Telecommunications Task Force (1990-91) and the Illinois
Sunset Task Force on Utility Regulation Reform (1982-84). Before he came
to SIU in 1977, Professor Lee practiced for the United States Department
of Justice and the Attorney General of Texas. He obtained his law degree
with high honors from the University of Texas and his B.A. in Political
Science from Yale University.
[Fall 2005: Contracts]
Bio at Saint Louis University School of Law
Prof. Goldstein is member of the Law Faculty at St. Louis University.
He is one of the most highly respected presidential and constitutional
scholars in American legal education. Currently, he is writing a book
about the relationship between the presidency and the U.S. Supreme
Court. Professor Goldstein has studied extensively on the the vice
presidency. His doctoral dissertation grew into his first book, The
Modern American Vice Presidency: The Transformation of a Political
Institution. Professor Goldstein has written widely on the vice
presidency, consulted on vice presidential selection and is frequently
interviewed on the subject. Over the years, Professor Goldstein has
written numerous chapters and articles on the executive branch and
constitutional law for prestigious legal journals. He is a contributor
to the Encyclopedia of the American Constitution and the Encyclopedia of the American Presidency. In 2003, he organized
“Brown v. Board of Education: 50 Years Later,” a comprehensive
conference examining the impact of the “separate but equal” decision on
the American education system. Professor Goldstein received a doctorate
in political science at Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes
Scholar, and a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was a note
editor of the Harvard Law Review. After law school, he was a law
clerk for Judge W. Arthur Garrity, Jr. of the Federal District Court in
Massachusetts, and practiced admiralty law for 12 years at Goldstein and
Price in St. Louis. While he found practice satisfying, Professor
Goldstein says he also found himself drawn to teaching and writing. In
addition to his other scholarship, he is finishing work on the third
edition of Understanding Constitutional Law (co-authored with
Norman Redlich and John Attanasio), an admiralty law casebook, and an
article on the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decisions in 2003.
Professor Goldstein joined the St. Louis University School of Law in
1994 and was named associate dean of faculty in 2001.
[Fall 2005: Commercial Law]
Professor Michael Korybut is an
Associate Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law.
Professor Korybut received his J.D. in 1990 from Stanford Law School,
where he served as the Executive Editor of the Stanford Law Review.
Before joining the Saint Louis University Law Faculty in 1999,
Professor Korybut served as a Teaching Fellow at Stanford Law School
and as an Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law.
He also practiced transactional commercial law in the San Francisco
Bay area for four years. Professor Korybut researches and writes in
the area of commercial law. He teaches Bankruptcy, Commercial
Transactions, and Secured Transactions. Professor Korybut was voted
the Teacher of the Year by the 2001 graduating class and by the 2002
graduating class of Saint Louis University School of Law.As Professor
Korybut's biography notes below, he is a two-time Professor of the
Year winner at his home school. More information on Professor
Korybut can be found at:
NEW ADJUNCT FACULTY
VINCENT A. BANKS III [Fall 2005:
Pretrial Practice & Procedure, sec 3]
Since becoming licensed in
1999, Prof. Banks has honed his skills as a litigator trying 13 jury
trials (9 solo or lead counsel) to verdict, in St. Louis City and County
Circuits, involving wrongful death, product liability, medical
malpractice and personal injury. Some of his opponents have been Ford,
Burger King, Dillard’s, Otis Elevator and Pizza Hut. He second chaired
a $7.75 million dollar verdict in a pedestrian crossing case against
Bi-State. Prof. Banks currently is an associate with Roberts, Perryman,
Bomkamp and Meives, P.C. His experience is rounded out by over fifteen
(15) years of corporate work negotiating aerospace contracts for
products and services offered by LTV Aerospace and Defense, IBM and
Boeing. He has also worked on capital hill as a legislative aide to US
Congressman John Conyers, the Office of Privacy and Information Appeals
within the US Department of Justice and the Legal Enforcement Water
Division of the Environmental Protection Agency. His teaching experience
includes performance as an internal IBM instructor and teacher in the
paralegal program at Sanford Brown College. Prof. Banks is a St.
Louis native and graduate of St. Louis University High, Boston
University (BA, 1978), Webster University (MA, 1984) and St. Louis
University (JD, 1999) and a Member of the Missouri Bar, the Bar
Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Mound City Bar, the American Bar
Association and National Bar Association.
JONATHAN C. BERNS [Spring
2006: Pretrial Practice & Procedure]
Jonathan Berns is a partner at the law firm of Weinhaus, Dobson,
Goldberg & Moreland where he has practiced for 12 years.
Throughout his career, he has primarily devoted his practice to
the representation of individuals in employment and civil rights cases. He graduated from Cornell University, cum laude, in 1990 and from Washington University School of Law in
1993. At the Law School, he
was an Associate Editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly.
He has served as the Chairman of the Labor and Employment Law
Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and is
currently the Vice President of the St. Louis Chapter of the National
Employment Lawyers Association. Prof.
Berns is frequently asked to write and speak on topics involving the
litigation of employment law and employment discrimination cases.
THOMAS M. BLUMENTHAL [Spring
2006: Arbitration Theory & Practice]
Tom Blumenthal is a principal in the law firm of Paule, Camazine &
Blumenthal, P.C. He was formerly a Clinical Law Teacher at the Law
School from 1979 through 1983, where he participated with Professor
Tokarz in developing the Pretrial Practice and Procedure Course, and was
a Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow from Howard University
from 1976-1978. Since leaving the Law School faculty in 1983, Mr.
Blumenthal has been in private practice, concentrating in the areas of
civil and constitutional litigation and alternate dispute resolution. He
has been arbitrating and mediating cases since the mid-90s. He is on the
Arbitration and Mediation Panels of the American Arbitration
Association, frequently teaches AAA courses in Mediation and lectures at
national AAA Neutrals Conferences on and Best Practices in Complex
Arbitration. His mediation training is from the international training
center of CDR Associates in Boulder, Colorado. He has written practice
books on post-trial and appellate practice for the Missouri Practice
Series, and has litigated and arbitrated cases across the country,
including litigating before the U.S. Supreme Court. More information
about Mr. Blumenthal can be found at http://www.pcblawfirm.com.
HON. RICHARD C. BRESNAHAN [Spring 2006;
Practical Ethics For Civil Litigation]
Richard C. Bresnahan is a Circuit Judge in St. Louis County, Division
18. He was appointed to the bench by Gov. Bob Holden in June 2004. Prior to his appointment he practiced law
for 30 years primarily in the area of
civil litigation representing individuals, corporations and municipalities.
He has tried in excess of 20 jury trials to verdict and hundreds
of bench trials, all as first chair, in both State and Federal Courts.
He served as a Municipal Judge in the City of Town and Country for 18 years and has presided over in excess
of 1000 trials at the municipal and
State court level . He has held several offices in the St. Louis County Bar Assn, and served as it's President in
1992. He received that organization's
Distinguished Service Award in 2002 for distinguished and unselfish
service to the organized Bar and the community. He was elected to the Twenty-First Judicial Circuit Judicial
Commission for a six year term in
1998. This Commission is responsible for submitting panels of three attorneys to the Governor for judicial
positions as they occur under the State
of Missouri's non-partisian Court Plan. He was elected to the Missouri
Bar Board of Governors in August 1999 and reelected in 2001, 2003 and 2005. Judge Bresnahan received his
J.D. from the University of Missouri-
Columbia School of Law in 1973 and his B.A. in Business Administration
from the University of Missouri- St. Louis in !967. He can be
reached at email@example.com.
G. CHICOINE [Fall 2005: Trademark Practice]
Caroline Chicoine is a partner at Thompson Coburn LLP in St. Louis in
the area of Intellectual Property and Information Technology. She
earned her Bachelors of Science in electrical engineering from the
University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and earned her JD
from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, where she was an
editor of the Software Law Journal. Prof. Chicoine was the recipient of
the 2002 International Trademark Association's Volunteer Service Award
for Advancement of the Association, and currently chairs the State Law
subcommittee of the International Trademark Association's' Dilution
committee. She also served a three-year appointment to the Names
Council of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers
representing intellectual property interests. Prof. Chicoine has
authored a chapter on domain name governance in the International
Trademark Association's "Trademark Law and the Internet" treatise and
the article "INTA and the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and
Numbers" in The Trademark Reporter (2003), and has been a repeat
presenter at the International Trademark Association's "Trademarks in
Cyberspace" conference. More information about Prof.
Chicoine may be found at:
ROBERT J. ENDICOTT [Spring 2006:
Business Planning & Drafting]
Robert Endicott is a partner at Bryan Cave LLP in St. Louis.
Prof. Endicott is involved in a broad-based general corporate
practice with concentrations in securities law, mergers and
acquisitions and closely held business matters.
He has represented underwriters and companies ranging from
widely held public companies to emerging and start-up companies in
matters such as public and private placement of debt and equity
securities, including initial public offerings and Rule 144A private
placements, mergers and acquisitions, shelf registrations, review and
preparation of periodic reports and proxy materials for filing with
the SEC, and general commercial transactions.
He has experience with companies in a number of industries,
including medical device, plant sciences, retail, securities,
telecommunications, insurance and manufacturing. In addition, Prof. Endicott has represented a life
sciences private equity venture capital fund in connection with its
formation and syndication and continues to advise the fund with
respect to its portfolio company investments.
Formerly an associate in the real estate group at Shearman
& Sterling in New York, New York, he joined the Bryan Cave LLP in
1995. Prof. Endicott
currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of the St. Louis branch
of The Entrepreneurship Institute. Prior to graduating magna cum laude from New York University Law School, Prof. Endicott
received a Master’s degree in trumpet performance from The Juilliard
School in New York City. He
remains active musically.
JAMES W. ERWIN
[Fall 2005: Appellate Advocacy]
James Erwin earned his J.D., cum laude, from University of
Missouri-Columbia School of Law, in 1976. From 1976-84, he was an
associate, and from 1984 to the present he has been a partner at
Thompson Coburn LLP. He practices in the firm's class action and
commericial areas and is co-chair of the firm's appellate practice
group. He has briefed and argued over 100 appeals at all levels of the
state and federal court system, including the United States Supreme
Court. From 1980-84, he was a Lecturer in Law at Washington University
School of Law.
JONATHAN I. GOLDSTEIN [Spring
2006: Commercial Real Estate Transactions] Professor Goldstein
is Vice President of Project Finance at McCormack Baron Salazar, one
of the nation's premier developers of affordable housing and community
revitalization initiatives. At MBS, Professor Goldstein
structures the financial and legal dimensions of a portfolio of
multifamily and mixed-use projects around the country. Professor
Goldstein graduated from Yale University and from Washington
University School of Law, where he was first in his class and
Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. After graduating from the School of
Law, Professor Goldstein clerked for the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy
of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circruit in Chicago, and
practiced for several years with the U.S. Justice Department in both
Washington D.C. and St. Louis. He then worked with two international
management consultancies, helping to develop strategy for major
corporations including Lockheed Martin, Nordstrom and Cadbury
Schweppes. Before joining MBS, Professor Goldstein helped found
Taproot Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm.
[Fall 2005: Pretrial Practice & Procedure]
Gary Growe has been engaged in the private practice of law since 1977,
specializing in the area of civil trial practice with special emphasis
on personal injury, medical malpractice and commercial litigation. He
is currently Chair of the Litigation Sectionat the St. louis law firm
ofBlumenfeld, Kaplan and Sandweiss. He is a graduate of Indiana
University and The George Washington University National Law
Center. Prof. Growe has lectured on issues relating to trial
practice as part of programs sponsored by The Missouri Bar, St. Louis
County Bar Association, St. Louis Metropolitan Bar Association,
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, and University of
Missouri-Kansas City. In 1986he was awarded the Outstanding Young
Lawyer Award presented annually by the St. Louis County Bar
Association. He has served as lead counsel in well over 150 jury and
bench trials in the state and federal court systems in Missouri. He
served on the Ladue School Board between 1996 and 2006 as well as
serving on the executive board of The Lawyers Association and The
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.
EDWARD J. "TED" HEISEL [Spring 2006: Natural
Prof. Heisel serves as the Executive Director of
the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.
He is the chief administrator of the Coalition, as well as its
primary legal counsel, and has been involved in many high-profile
natural resource debates in recent years.
Prof. Heisel graduated from Harvard Law School in 1997, and
received a bachelors degree in biology from Kansas State University in
1993. Prior to moving back
to his home state of Missouri and joining the Coalition, Ted practiced
environmental law for two years in San Francisco, California. See
more at: http://www.moenviron.org/Staff.asp.
[Fall 2005 & Spring 2006: Health Insurance Law & Regulation]
Professor Henley received his J.D. from the University of Nebraska
College of Law in 1984 after graduating from Louisiana State
University with a Bachelor of Science, Business and Economics. From
1985-1988, he served with the United Stated Army, attaining the rank
of Captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. His experience
covered general legal assistance, trial defense and administrative
law. In 1989, he accepted a staff attorney position with the Missouri
Department of Insurance, where he supervised the investigation of
agents, brokers and insurance agencies, drafted insurance regulations
regarding health maintenance organizations and MEWA’s. After
promotion in 1990 to Examiner-in-Charge, Market Conduct, he spent five
years supervising a team of insurance examiners and conducting
examinations of insurance companies, health maintenance organizations,
third party administrators, title companies and agencies. Currently,
David is employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri as Senior
Counsel. He handles Federal and State legislation; drafts contracts,
insurance policies and agreements; coordinates financial audits and
market conduct examinations with the state insurance department; and
ensures internal compliance with regulatory authorities. He can
be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARK E. HOFFMAN [Spring 2006: Management & Evaluation of IP
Mark Hoffman specializes in consulting for intellectual property,
commercial litigation and business strategy matters.
In intellectual property, he focuses on the valuation, licensing,
and management aspects of intellectual property, including those
relating to patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights.
He has testified in various Federal and State Courts as an expert
on the calculation of damages in cases involving intellectual property
infringement, breach of contract and other commercial matters, including
lost profits, business value, and forensic accounting subject areas.
Prof. Hoffman, who is a licensed Certified Public Accountant,
Certified Valuation Analyst, and Certified Fraud Examiner, received his
undergraduate degree in Accounting and his Master of Business
Administration degree in Finance, both from St. Louis University.
He is the managing director of Hoffman Clark LLC, Co-Chair of the
Licensing Executives Society St. Louis Chapter, and a member of the
American Institute of CPAs and the Association of University Technology
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ANASTASIOS KABURAKIS [Spring 2006:
Sports Law Planning & Drafting]
Faculty profile available through Indiana
University School of HPER, Department of Kinesiology at http://www.indiana.edu/~kines/faculty_staff_HR.html
Kaburakis is a Visiting Professor at Indiana University Bloomington,
member of the Sport Management Faculty in the Department of
Kinesiology, School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. He
has worked with the Indiana University Sport Management program since
2001, after earning his law degree from Aristotle University of
Thessaloniki, Greece (http://www.auth.gr/),
and practicing law licensed through the Thessaloniki Bar Association.
While still in Greece, he taught and coached basketball at the
American High School and College of Thessaloniki, Anatolia College (http://www.anatolia.edu.gr/),
also coaching at the Junior Men, Pro Club, and National Team (Cadettes
and Junior Women) level. He completed his PhD in Sport Management with
a Minor in Strategy from the Department of Management in the Kelley
School of Business in the Fall of 2005, and his doctoral dissertation NCAA DI Amateurism and International Prospective Student-Athletes –
The professionalization threshold dealt with NCAA policy, U.S.
Constitutional Law, and International sport governing bodies. He has
presented his research in International Sport Law Association, Sport
and Recreation Law Association, European Sport Management Association,
North American Society for Sport Management and related conferences,
and portions of his work have been published in the International
Sport Law Journal, the Scientific Journal of the Dept. of Exercise and
Sport Science of AUTH, and other international policy and law reviews.
His main research interests include International Sport Law and
governance, foreign policy, legal and political philosophy, Contract
Law, Tort Law, Discrimination and Employment Law, Competition,
Intellectual Property, and Antitrust Law, NCAA Compliance, Business
strategy and structure, and strategic management in the sport
industry. During his tenure at Indiana University, he has taught
undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Law, NCAA Compliance, and
Strategy. Professor Kaburakis can be reached at email@example.com
DENISE LIEBERMAN [Spring 2006:
Sexuality & the Law: Theory & Practice]
Denise Lieberman is a St. Louis lawyer and activist specializing in civil liberties, civil rights and
constitutional law. For the past eight years,
she served as Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union
of Eastern Missouri, where she oversaw the organization's legal program,
litigated civil liberties cases and developed litigation strategy
for test cases in emerging ares of law and impact litigation, including
numerous cases related to sexuality and the law. To advance emerging litigation in the area of sexual
orientation, she developed the organization's
LGBT Right's Project and coordinated the development of a community-wide
LGBTA coalition. She currently teaches courses on civil rights
and civil liberties in the Political Science Department at Washington
University and serves as Chair of the Individual Rights & Responsibilities
Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Prior to working at the ACLU, Prof. Lieberman was an associate at Armstrong, Teasdale, Schlafly &
Davis. Full profile available at: www.deniselieberman.com
ROBERT D. LITZ
[Fall 2005: Alternative Dispute Resolution Theory and Practice]
Rob Litz is of counsel with the St. Louis law firm of Carter Bauer
& Soule, LLC, specializing in the area of alternative dispute
resolution, commercial litigation and business transactions.
He is currently chair of The Missouri Bar Alternative Dispute
Resolution Committee and serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the
American Arbitration Association, U.S. Arbitration & Mediation
Midwest, Pinnacle Arbitration & Mediation, the U.S. District
Court, Eastern District of Missouri and the Circuit Court of the City
of St. Louis. Prof. Litz
served for 20 years as a litigation attorney with ITT Commercial
Finance, Deutsche Financial Services and GE Commercial Distribution
Finance. He received his J.D. from the University of Missouri
Kansas City in 1981 after graduating with honors from Drake University
in 1979. Prof. Litz has
served on the faculty of several national, state and local ADR CLE
programs and has lectured on ADR at Washington University School of
Law and University of Missouri Columbia Law School.
More information about Prof. Litz may be found at: http://www.lawyers.com/carterbauersoule
2006: Commercial Real Estate Practice & Drafting]
Steve McCandless is an attorney with Husch &
Eppenberger, LLC in St. Louis in the Land Use Development and Finance
Group. His practice
includes all aspects of real estate development and redevelopment, with
emphasis on historic redevelopment and governmental incentives.
Prof. McCandless has worked on projects and has represented
developers and lenders across the country.
Locally he has been extensively involved in the Washington Avenue
Loft District redevelopment and in numerous other projects in the St.
Louis area. Prof. McCandless received B.A.s in Political Science, Sociology and
Anthropology from Knox College, and earned his J.D. from Washington
University School of Law in 1999, where he was on the Washington
University Law Quarterly. More information about Prof. McCandless
can be found at http://www.husch.com/.
JULIE J. MCMURRY
[Fall 2005: Trademark Practice]
Julie McMurry is an attorney with Senniger Powers, a St. Louis firm
specializing in intellectual property. She focuses her practice in the
areas of trademarks, intellectual property licensing, and copyrights.
Prof. McMurry counsels clients on all aspects of domestic and
international trademark law, including the selection and acquisition of
trademark rights, and the enforcement and defense of trademark rights in
the context of infringement claims and dispute resolution. She also
negotiates and drafts a wide variety of trademark, patent, and copyright
licenses and related agreements. Prof. McMurry graduated summa cum
laude with a B.A. in English from The University of Memphis in 1997
and received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2000.
While at Washington University, she was Managing Editor of Washington
University Law Quarterly and an active member of the Intellectual
Property Law Society and the Women’s Law Caucus. Prof. McMurry is
currently serving on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the
International Trademark Association, and is active in the American Bar
Association’s Section of Intellectual Property Law, the Bar Association
of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Women Lawyers Association of Greater
KELLY A. MOORE
[Fall 2005: Estate & Gift Taxation]
Kelly A. Moore is the Director of the Graduate Tax Program and a
Lecturer in Law at Washington University School of Law. He received
his LL.M. in Taxation from Washington University School of Law in 1998
and his Juris Doctor from Washington University in 1994 where he
graduated Order of the Coif. Prior to his appointment as
Director, Kelly (i) was a Staff Attorney with the United States Court
of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from 1996-1997 and (ii) was in
private practice, focusing on issues related to the estate tax and the
gift tax, and the income taxation and administration of trusts and
MICHAEL I. OBERLANDER [Spring 2006: Business
Planning & Drafting]
Michael Oberlander is Vice President,
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Brown Shoe Company, Inc.
(NYSE: BWS), a $2.3 billion retailer and wholesaler of footwear.
Prof. Oberlander oversees and has responsibility for the Legal,
Risk Management and Internal Audit Departments. He joined Brown Shoe
in September 2000. Prior
to joining Brown Shoe, he was an Associate with Bryan Cave LLP where
he served as a member of their Corporate Finance and Securities and
Transactions and Corporate Governance Client Service Groups and had
been on the team of lawyers advising Brown Shoe. Prof.
Oberlander is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law in
Nashville, Tennessee, and was an Associate Editor of the Vanderbilt
Law Review and Associate Problem Editor of the Moot Court Board.
He received his B.A., with honors, from The University of
Chicago. He is a member
of the Missouri and Illinois Bar Associations.
JAMES W. REEVES
[Fall 2005: Alternative Dispute Resolution]
Prof. Reeves has been practicing mediation since 1991and is principal
of Conflict Management Systems, a firm that focuses on dispute
resolution, facilitation, and organizational conflict management.
Prior to starting his firm, he was a litigation attorney for
twenty years in the areas of professional malpractice, product
liability, commercial litigation, general tort liability, and
employment. He received
his law degree from St. Louis University and his LL.M. (Master of
Laws) degree in dispute resolution from the University of Missouri-
Columbia. He is an
adjunct professor at St. Louis University School of Law and has
been a frequent speaker and author on the topic of alternative dispute
resolution. He is on the
mediation panels of United States Arbitration & Mediation Midwest
and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Missouri. For more information, go to http://www.cmsystems.us/
CAROLINE P. SAUNDERS [Spring 2006: Commercial Real
Estate Practice & Drafting]
Saunders is an attorney with Husch & Eppenberger, LLC in St. Louis
in the Land Use Development and Finance Group.
Her practice includes representation of both developers and
municipalities in land use, real estate, municipal and related
financing matters. She specializes in public financing tools and
incentives such as tax increment financing, Super TIF, tax abatement,
community improvement districts, transportation development districts,
tax credits and various other economic development tools. Prof.
Saunders has worked on key development projects in St. Louis County
and the City of St. Louis.
She is extensively involved in redevelopment of North St. Louis
County as counsel for the Lambert Airport Joint Development
Prof. Saunders received her J.D. from University of Denver
College of Law in 2000 after living abroad as a teacher in Japan,
Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa, and student in France. For more
information, go to http://www.husch.com
[Fall 2005: Appellate Advocacy]
Mark Zoole earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in
1988, and he was the 1988 Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Champion and
recipient of several awards for academic excellence while a law
student. Upon graduation, he was an associate at Greensfelder, Hemker
& Gale, P.C., and later became an associate and then named partner
at Hockensmith Tatlow Zoole & McKinnis, P.C., in St. Louis. Today,
he is shareholder and president of Mark H. Zoole, P.C., where he
specializes in in Constitutional and Civil Rights litigation,
including trials and appeals. He has briefed and argued more than 40
appeals to the various appellate courts of Missouri and the U.S.
Eighth Circuit, and he has been lead counsel on approximately 120
bench and jury trials. Since 1997, he has been Coach of the Washington
University Law School National Moot Court Team, and an Adjunct
Professor of Law since November of 2002.
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