Office of the Law School Registrar

New & Visiting Faculty for the 2001-2002 Academic Year


[Fall 2001: Race Relations; Spring 2002: Civil Procedure and Criminal Process Seminar]
A visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University School of Law since 1999, Bracey teaches Civil Procedure, Advanced Criminal Procedure, and Race Relations Law. His research interests include institutional reform of the criminal process; historical and contemporary race issues in the law; and 19th and 20th century legal history/history of legal thought. Before entering academia, Bracey was a litigation associate at Jenner and Block in Washington, D.C. He also served as law clerk for the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Bracey received a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as supervising editor of the Harvard Law Review and as general editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and the Harvard Blackletter Journal.

[Fall 2001& Spring 2002: Legal Research & Writing]  
Denise Field received her A.B. in Anthropology, Summa Cum Laude and 
Phi Beta Kappa, from Radcliffe College at Harvard University. She was Valedictorian of Radcliffe College and Salutatorian of Harvard University. Ms. Field received her law degree from Yale Law School in 1978, where she was an intern with New Haven Legal Services and a member of the Yale Law Women's Association Steering Committee. For four years after graduation, she was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. In 1982, she became Assistant General Counsel and Deputy Director of the Litigation Division of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board in Washington, D.C., and held that position until 1986. More recently, she has been President and Chair of the Board of Trustees for the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri in St. Louis.

Fall 2001: Contracts; Spring 2002: Patent Law and Contracts & Intellectual Property Seminar]
A visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University School of Law since 1998, Kieff has taught Patent Law; Contracts and Intellectual Property; and Contract Law. He co-authored the casebook and treatise "Principles of Patent Law," from Foundation Press. His research interests generally involve the interface among law, economics, ethics, and the creative endeavors, such as science, engineering, medicine, and art. More specifically, Kieff focuses on technology law and business, intellectual property, contracts, unfair competition, antitrust, complex litigation, and the allocation of decision-making ability and authority in disputes involving technological facts. Kieff formerly was an associate and counsel of Jenner and Block in Chicago and an associate of Pennie and Edmonds in New York. His practice focused on intellectual property transactions and litigation. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Giles S. Rich of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Kieff earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.S. in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a two-year National Science Foundation fellowship for research in molecular genetics at the Whitehead Institute.

[Fall 2001& Spring 2002: Legal Research & Writing]
Michael Koby comes to Washington University School of Law from Catholic University, where for the past seven years he has taught in and directed the Lawyering Skills Program. Prior to that, Koby went on a Fulbright scholarship to Universidad de Murcia in Spain, where he lectured on American constitutional history. He has also studied Spanish language, history, and culture in 1986 at Universitat de Valencia, received his B.A. in 1988 in intercultural studies from Biola University and his J.D. in 1992 from American University. Koby's interest in statutory interpretation and legislative research is evident through his most recent publication, "The Supreme Court's Declining Reliance on Legislative History: The Impact of Justice Scalia's Critique," published in the Harvard Journal on Legislation. He will be teaching Legal Research & Writing to our first year law students in the Fall and Spring semesters.

[Fall 2001: Property; Spring 2002: Corporations and Security Regulations]
An associate at Irell and Manella LLP in Los Angeles, Paredes practices in the areas of general corporate law, with an emphasis in financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures and strategic alliances. He also practices antitrust and regulatory law, with an emphasis in electric industry restructuring. Paredes' research interests include corporations, corporate finance, securities, property, and antitrust. He previously was an associate at Steptoe and Johnson LLP in Los Angeles and O'Melveny and Myers LLP in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He has served as an extern to the California Commissioner of Corporations and to U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall. Paredes received an A.B. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He earned his J.D. from Yale University School of Law, where he was an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics and a Coker Fellow. He also served as submissions editor for the Yale Journal on Regulation, and was a teaching assistant at Yale and the University of California at Berkeley.

[Spring 2002: Congressional Ethics: Keeping the House Clean]
Jim Talent is currently the Robert S. Brookings Fellow at Washington University. He teaches a course called "Thinking Like a Congressman" in a seminar class with law students and undergraduates. Prof. Talent graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Washington University in 1974 and with a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1981. He served eight years in the Missouri Legislature and eight years in the Congress, where he was the Chairman of the Small Business Committee and served on the Armed Services Committee and the Education and Labor Committee.


[Fall 2001: Property and Law and Economics]
Daniel H. Cole is the M. Dale Palmer Professor of Law at the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis and a John S. Lehman Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law. The recipient of numerous university-and Student Bar Association-sponsored teaching awards, Professor Cole teaches and writes about the law and economics of Property, Natural Resources, and Environmental Protection. He also writes extensively about Poland and Polish law. He also published nearly two dozen law review articles and essays, as well as two books, including Instituting Environmental Protection: From Red to Green in Poland (Macmillan and St. Martin's, 1998), which received the prestigious AAASS/Orbis Polish Book Prize in 1999. Professor Cole has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, and is a Life Member of Clare Hall (College for Advanced Study), Cambridge. Professor Cole received his JD, cum laude, with Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, and his JSD from Stanford University. He is currently working on two books: one is a monograph for Cambridge University Press about the relations between property systems and environmental protection; the other is a textbook for Prentice-Hall on the economics of law and the legal structure of economic activity.

[Fall 2001: Trusts & Estates]
Alice Noble-Allgire is an Associate Professor of Law at Southern Illinois University School of Law, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1993. Professor Noble-Allgire is an associate articles editor for the ABA's Probate and Property magazine. In her former career, Prof. Noble-Allgire was a journalist. She began working for United Press International in 1980 while completing her B.S. degree at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She served in a number of reporting and editorial positions, including Iowa State Editor, before she left the wire service in 1985 to join the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. While in Seattle, she won several writing honors, including state and regional awards for a series on school desegregation. Professor Noble-Allgire attended law school at Southern Illinois University (JD'90, summa cum laude) where she served as editor-in-chief of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal and was a member of a moot court team that took first place in the National Environmental Moot Court Competition in 1990. She also won second place in the Roscoe B. Hogan Environmental Essay Contest sponsored by Association of Trial Lawyers of America in 1989. Professor Noble-Allgire clerked for United States District Court Judge James L. Foreman for five years before beginning her full-time teaching career. Professor Noble-Allgire teaches Property, Trusts and Estates, Media Law, and Legal Profession. She received the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award in 1997 and the Faculty-Staff Senior Class Award in 1998 and 2000.

[Fall 2001: Legal Profession and Criminal Justice Clinic; Spring 2002: Legal Profession and Civil Justice Clinic]
Michael Pinard will serve as Visiting Associate Professor of Law during both semesters of 2001-2002. Currently an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education at St. John 's University School of Law, Professor Pinard received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1990 and his J.D. from New York University in 1994. He has worked as a Staff Attorney in the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (1994-96) and as a Staff Attorney in the Office of the Appellate Defender in New York (1996-98). He then became a Robert M. Cover Clinical Teaching Fellow at Yale Law School (1998-2000). Those with whom he has worked recommend him highly as a teacher. He has recently published Limitations on Judicial Activism in Criminal Trials, 33 Conn. L. Rev. 243-301 (Fall 2000).

[Fall 2001: Federal Income Tax and International Tax]  
Visiting Professor Dan Schneider is no stranger to Washington University. He received his bachelor's degree from this University, and he was also a very popular Visiting Professor at our law school in the fall of 1988. Professor Schneider is currently a Professor of Law at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Besides his previous visit here, he has also taught as a Visiting Professor at Wisconsin and Florida State. Professor Schneider received his law degree from the University of Cincinnati, where he was an editor of the law review. Following graduation from law school, he clerked for federal district court judge J.P. Kinneary in Columbus, Ohio, and then began a tax practice at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae in New York. After four years at LeBoeuf, he practiced another three years at Murphey, Young & Smith in Columbus before joining the law faculty at Northern Illinois in 1984. Professor Schneider has written two books on corporate taxation and has written law review articles about the U.S. Supreme Court's approach to tax cases. While at Washington University in the fall of 2001, he will teach Federal Income Tax and International Tax.


[Fall 2001: Law, Medicine, and Ethics]
Monica Allen is an Associate Attorney with Haar & Woods, LLP, in St. Louis, Missouri. She has extensive experience with complex litigation, including motion practice, discovery and trial preparation. Specific practice areas include professional liability, commercial and business disputes, insurance law and white collar criminal defense. Professor Allen received both her B.A. (1980) and M.A. (1985) degrees from Washington University and her J.D. degree (1992) from Washington University School of Law, where she was graduated Order of the Coif. She will co-teach Law, Medicine, and Ethics with Susan Bindler.

[Fall 2001: Law, Medicine, and Ethics]
Susan Bindler is an Associate Attorney with Haar & Woods, LLP, in St. Louis, Missouri. Her primary practice areas include complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage litigation, white collar criminal defense and professional liability. Professor Bindler received her B.A. in 1989 from Duke University and her J.D. degree in 1993 from Washington University School of Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif. She will co-teach Law, Medicine, and Ethics with Monica Allen.

[Spring 2002: Advanced Practical Criminal Procedure]
Mike Burton is an Associate Circuit Judge for St. Louis County. Before becoming a judge he served as a Public Defender and then as Trial Attorney and then Partner with the firm of Margulis, Grant, Burton & Margulis, P.C. (formerly Margulis and Grant, P.C.), where he focused primarily on criminal defense and family law. Judge Burton also has extensive teaching experience, having served as an Adjunct Professor in the St. Louis University School of Law Trial Practice program since 1992, and in our own Trial Practice program since 1997. He received his B.A. in 1982 from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. in 1985 from Washington University School of Law. He will co-teach Advanced Practical Criminal Procedure with Judge Jack Garvey.

[Spring 2002: Intro. to U.S. Law & Methods II]  
Michael is an Associate and member of the Commercial Litigation, Employment, and Public Law practice groups of Stinson, Mag & Fizzell, P.C. in St. Louis, MO. Prior to this in 1998-99, he served a judicial clerkship in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit for the Honorable Pasco M. Bowman II, Chief Judge, in Kansas City, MO. Michael received his B.A., cum laude, in 1992 at Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences and his J.D. degree from Washington University School of Law in 1998. He graduated Order of the Coif, a Fisse Scholar in Law and number one in his class. Michael will be assisting Leigh Greenhaw in teaching Introduction to U.S. Law & Methods II to the LL.M. International students in the Spring semester.

[Spring 2002: Advanced Practical Criminal Procedure]
Jack Garvey has served as an Associate Circuit Court Judge for St. Louis City since 1998. He also has taught for the past 2 years as an Adjunct Professor in this school's Trial Practice program. Judge Garvey's prior practice experience includes a 3-year stint as an Assistant Circuit Attorney in the City and nearly 10 years in private practice. He also served for 4 years as a Member of St. Louis Board of Aldermen. Judge Garvey received his B.A. from St. Louis University in1983 and his J.D. from Rutgers University Law School-Camden in 1986. He will co-teach Advanced Practical Criminal Procedure with Judge Mike Burton.

[Spring 2002: Commercial Real Estate Practice & Drafting]  
Scott Hammel has been practicing commercial real estate law for ten years, first with the Sonnenschein firm in Chicago for six years and currently as a partner with Husch Eppenberger in St. Louis. He concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate law, tax credits and commercial financing. Prof. Hammel received his B.B.A. in Accountancy with highest honors from Notre Dame and his J.D. from Northwestern, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was Managing Editor of the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business. Prof. Hammel has been active in pro bono representation. He assisted ACORN Housing Corporation of Illinois in its acquisition and representation of single family residences for low income families in Chicago and the development of its lease-to-own program.

[Fall 2001: Trademark Practice]
Frank Hellwig is Senior Associate General Counsel for Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to this he was Managing Attorney for the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. Professor Hellwig has been awarded the Ladas Award (1990) by the United States Trademark Association for the Article "Acquisition of Trademark Rights Under the Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988" and the Bronze Medal (1990) by the Federal Government for work done in implementing the Trademark Law Revision Act of 1988 in the Patent and Trademark Office. Professor Hellwig received his J.D. degree in 1983 from Georgetown University Law Center and his LL.M., Intellectual Property degree in 1990 from George Washington University. He will co-teach Trademark Practice with Larry Evans and Tom Polcyn.

[Fall 2001: Entertainment Law Planning & Drafting]
Michael Kahn is a successful author and a partner at Stinson, Mag & Fizzell. Mike received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College and his M.A. from Northwestern University. He taught grade school in the Chicago Public Schools for a few years and then returned to school to get his J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 1979. As a lawyer, Mike concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property, commercial litigation and media law. Recently, he was selected for inclusion in the 2001-2002 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. As a teacher, he has recently offered a media law course at Webster University in addition to his grade-school teaching before law school. As an author, he has written Bearing Witness, along with five other legal thrillers and several short stories. He also writes a column for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Mike will co-teach Entertainment Law Planning & Drafting with Donna Schmitt and Jeff Michelman.

[Fall 2001: IP Licensing]
Dennis practices in Thompson Coburn's intellectual property and information technology department. He received his B.A. in English, magna cum laude, from Wabash College, and his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1983. While at Georgetown, he was Production Editor of the American Criminal Law Review. Dennis has published widely on legal, Internet, e-commerce and technology topics and has developed several highly regarded web sites. He received the 2001 Technolawyer of the Year Award from for his role in the use of technology in the practice of law. From 1991 to 1997, he was a member of the Steering Committee for the St. Louis Minority Clerkship Program. During that time, he was a partner at The Stolar Partnership and was coordinator of that firm's summer intern program. Dennis will co-teach IP Licensing with Chip Fendell.

[Spring 2002: Corporate Finance Planning & Drafting]
Thomas Kinsock is currently a partner at Stinson, Mag & Fizzell in St. Louis, concentrating his practice in the corporate, securities and banking law areas. Professor Kinsock received his B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. Prior to joining Stinson Mag in 1999, he was a partner at Gallop, Johnson & Neuman and before that at Lewis, Rice & Fingersh. He is a frequent speaker on securities and corporate law issues and is a long-time member of the ABA Federal Regulation of Securities Committee. He is a co-author of the ABA publication, "Introduction to Federal Securities Law for Fiduciaries."

[Spring 2002: Media Litigation]
Prof. Lipman is a Partner with Lewis, Rice & Fingersh in St. Louis, Missouri, working primarily on litigation matters, including a variety of civil and criminal cases. His practice focuses on media/communications law, intellectual property and new technologies, including transactional work. Prof. Lipman received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 1991, where he was a member of the Law Quarterly and was a winner of the Wiley Rutledge Moot Court competition.

PAULA FINLAY LUEPKE                                                             [Spring 2002:  Pretrial & Trial Advocacy Competition]                          Paula Finlay Luepke has represented employers in all aspects of employment litigation including cases asserting race, sex, disability and age discrimination, retaliation, Equal Pay Act, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, state law torts and ERISA claims in state and federal court in the Labor & Employment Group as an associate at Bryan Cave LLP, St. Louis, Missouri, since 1993.  From 1990-1992, Prof. Luepke clerked for U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh.. Prof. Luepke received her B.S. with highest honors in Journalism and Political Science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 1990, where she was a member of the Law Quarterly and graduated Order of the Coif.  Prof. Luepke also competed as a member of the Mock Trial team in the National Mock Trial Competition and was a  Winner at the Midwest Regional Mock Trial Competition

[Fall 2001: Introduction to U.S. Law & Methods I]
Lee Marshall is an Associate at Bryan Cave, LLP, working with the Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation, and Appellate Groups. His experience includes an internship with the Honorable E. Richard Webber at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in Spring 1998, serving as a Legal Advisor with Dr. William H. Danforth in the St. Louis Desegregation Case in 1998-99, and a Judicial Clerkship with The Honorable Pasco M. Bowman at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in 1999-2000. Lee received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Washington University in 1993 and his J.D. degree in 1999 from Washington University School of Law, where he was Editor in Chief of the Law Quarterly. He graduated Order of the Coif and received the Dean's Book Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the School of Law. Lee will assist Leigh Greenhaw in teaching Introduction to U.S. Law & Methods I to the LL.M. International students in the Fall semester.

[Fall 2001: Litigation Ethics]
Miriam Miquelon is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Southern District of Illinois. She recently served as a Supervisory Assistant Special Counsel to the Office of Special Counsel, John C. Danforth (Attorney General's "Waco Investigation".) Miriam Miquelon has been awarded special commendations by the United States Postal Inspection Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division, United States Department of Customs, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Professor Miquelon received both her J.D. degree (1978) and Masters of Science in Taxation (1981) from DePaul University and her Masters of Taxation - LLM (1987) from Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois. As a text author and instructor for the Office of Legal Education, Department of Justice, her publications include numerous chapter publications and tax articles and a book publication, Grand Jury Manual for U.S. Attorneys (2000).

[Fall 2001: Trademark Practice]
Thomas Polcyn is a partner with the law firm of Howell & Haferkamp, L.C. in Clayton, Missouri. Professor Polcyn's professional experience includes the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications both domestically and internationally. In addition, his experience includes trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in many foreign countries. He has negotiated and drafted numerous license agreements, settlement agreements and other agreements relating to the domestic and international intellectual property rights of his clients. Professor Polcyn received his J.D. degree in 1995 from St. Louis University School of Law and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1991) from the University of Missouri at Rolla. He will co-teach Trademark Practice with Larry Evans and Frank Hellwig.  

[Fall 2001: State & Local Taxation; Spring 2002: Congressional Ethics: Keeping the House Clean]
Brenda Talent recently joined Suelthaus & Walsh, P.C., as counsel. She was a partner at Bryan Cave until January 1994, when she decided to leave the legal practice to spend time with her children, manage her husband’s Congressional campaigns and co-teach the State and Local Tax course in Washington University’s graduate tax program. (Prof. Talent is not technically a "New Adjunct Faculty" member; however, Spring 2002 is her first time to teach outside the graduate tax program at the Law School) Prof. Talent was awarded the Missouri Bar Foundation David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award in 1990. She received her J.D. degree (1981) from the University of Chicago Law School and, while serving as a Captain in the Army JAG Corps, received her Masters of Law in Taxation (1985) from Georgetown University Law Center.