New and Visiting Faculty 2006-2007

[Updated: 11/10/06]

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New Faculty

Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff [Fall 2006: Negotiation; Spring 2007: Civil Procedure]

Professor Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff comes to us from New York University School of Law, where she was an Acting Assistant Professor in the Lawyering Program, teaching basic jurisprudence, legal research and writing, interactive skills and oral advocacy. Professor Hollander-Blumoff received her A.B. in History and Literature, magna cum laude, from Harvard College, and her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. While in law school, she was a member of the Editorial Boards of both the Harvard Negotiation Law Review and the Harvard Women's Law Journal. She expects to complete her Ph.D. this summer from New York University in Social Psychology. Her graduate work in social psychology helps to inform her research and teaching interests in negotiation. At the School of Law, she will teach Civil Procedure, Law and Psychology, a Negotiation skills course, and an Advanced Negotiation seminar. A native of Clayton, Missouri, Professor Hollander-Blumoff grew up just blocks from the law school.

Samuel W. Buell [Fall 2006: Securities Regulation; Spring 2007: Criminal Law]

Professor Samuel Buell joins us from the University of Texas School of Law, where he taught Criminal Law, Federal Criminal Law, and Corporate Crime while serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Professor Buell received his A.B. magna cum laude from Brown University and his J.D. summa cum laude from New York University School of Law. At NYU Law, he was a senior editor of the Law Review and received numerous awards including for graduating first in his class; for outstanding scholarship, character, and professional activities; for outstanding criminal law scholarship; and for best law review note. Professor Buell had a distinguished career with the United States Department of Justice, where he received the Department's highest honor, the Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service, and led prosecutions involving the former executives of Enron Corporation and organized crime groups in Boston and New York. He served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and as an Associate with Covington & Burling in Washington, DC. At the School of Law, Professor Buell will teach courses in the areas of criminal law, securities regulation, federal criminal law, and white collar crime. Professor Buell is a diehard Red Sox fan who hopes to add a National League team of equivalent seriousness to his rooting interests.

Emily A. Hughes [Fall 2006: Criminal Justice Clinic; Spring 2007: Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Administration I]

Professor Emily Hughes joins us after teaching at two other law schools, Iowa and DePaul. At DePaul, she currently serves as Associate Director and Staff Attorney for their death penalty clinic. In that capacity, she teaches a substantive due process jurisprudence seminar and supervises clinic students. At Iowa, Professor Hughes has taught several courses in an adjunct capacity, including Professional Responsibility, Trial Advocacy and Criminal Procedure. Professor Hughes received her B.A. in English with High Honors from the University of Michigan. She received her law degree, cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Law Reform. Professor Hughes also received her Masters Degree in International Relations from Yale University, where she was a Hochschild Fellow. At the School of Law, she will teach courses in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and the Criminal Justice Clinic.

Visiting Faculty


Cheryl D. Block
[Fall 2006: Federal Income Tax; Spring 2007: Corporate Taxation and Tax Policy Seminar]

Professor Cheryl Block will be visiting at Washington University for the 2006-07 academic year. Professor Block received her J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. After clerking in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, she was an associate at Lord, Day & Lord in New York City, practicing in the tax area. She began law teaching at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1982 and was a visiting professor at the University of New Mexico for the 1984-85 academic year. Professor Block has been on the faculty of the George Washington University Law School since 1985. She was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Service Award by the George Washington University Law School graduating class of 1992. Professor Block’s publications include, Corporate Taxation: Examples & Explanations and numerous law review articles on the federal income tax and federal budgeting. She is a national lecturer on taxation with Barbri Law Review.

Martin Borowski [Fall 2006: Constitutional Interpretation/Jurisprudence Seminar]

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. Prof. Borowski was a visitor at Washington University School of Law in 2005-2006 when he taught The State & Religion Seminar and European Union Law.

Mitchell F. Crusto [Fall 2006: Property; Spring 2007: Corporations, and Social Responsibility & Corporate Behavior Seminar]

Professor Crusto has been a visiting faculty member at WUSL on a previous occasion, having taught Agency, Partnership, and Limited Liability Companies with excellent reviews. He is a Professor of the Law Faculty at Loyola University (New Orleans) School of Law. His scholarly writings include the intersection of corporate governance and the environment; the legal history of sex, race, status, and wealth; and the law of sole proprietorships, having publications in Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Georgetown, and LSU law reviews. Professor Crusto is a member of the Missouri, Illinois, and Louisiana bar associations, as well as a member of the Middle Temple in London. He previous served as director, corporate environmental management, for Monsanto Company; general counsel for Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, and senior manager, environmental services, at Arthur Andersen. He also served both President Clinton (EPA transition team) and President George Bush (ADA-FIP, Small Business Administration). Professor Crusto earned a B.A. from Yale College, a M.A. from Oxford University (Marshall Scholar), and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He was a judicial clerk to the Honorable Judge John Minor Wisdom, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has received awards for teaching and for student advising. His article, The Katrina Fund: Repairing Breaches in Gulf Coast Insurance Levees, is to be published in the Harvard Journal on Legislation. He can be reached at mfcrusto@loyno.edu.

Leonard Gross [Fall 2006: Legal Profession]

Professor Gross has been a visiting faculty member at WUSL on previous occasions, having taught Corporations, 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.

Julia Y. Qin [Spring 2007: International Business Transactions]

Professor Qin will be visiting at Washington University in the spring of 2007 from Wayne State University Law School, where she teaches international business transactions, international trade, international finance, and legal aspects of doing business in China. Professor Qin received her S.J.D. and LL.M. degrees from Harvard Law School and her LL.B. degree from Peking University. Before joining the faculty of Wayne State University, she was an attorney in the New York and Hong Kong offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, practicing in the areas of foreign direct investment and cross-border financial transactions. She was a judicial clerk to the late Chief Judge Dominick DiCarlo of the United States Court of International Trade. Professor Qin has given lectures and presentations on international trade law and China at many institutions in the United States and elsewhere. Her most recent publications include Defining Nondiscrimination under the Law of the World Trade Organization, published in the Boston University International Law Journal, and “WTO-Plus” Obligations and Their Implications for the WTO Legal System – An Appraisal of the China Accession Protocol, in the Journal of World Trade. Professor Qin can be reached at ya.qin@wayne.edu.

Patrick A. Randolph[Spring 2007: Real Estate Transactions]

Professor Randolph received his B.A. from Yale University in 1966 and his J.D. in 1969 from the University of California at Berkeley where he was a Special Projects editor of the California Law Review. From 1969 to 1970, Professor Randolph served as law clerk to Chief Justice Kenneth J. O'Connell of the Oregon Supreme Court. He then became an associate in the firm of O'Melveny & Meyers of Los Angeles. Prior to joining the UMKC Law School faculty in 1980, Professor Randolph also served briefly as assistant attorney general in the state of Oregon and spent four years on the faculty at Willamette College of Law in Salem, Oregon. He has been a visiting professor at the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University (where the students named him 1983 Law School Professor of the Year), at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, Pepperdine Law School, University of Kansas Law School, the University of Southern California Law School and St. John’s University School of Law. A specialist in Real Estate Law, Professor Randolph has been chair of the Property Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools and has chaired the Missouri Bar Property Law Committee. He is a Missouri Commissioner on Uniform State Laws - a delegate to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL), and has been on drafting committees for several Uniform Laws. He served six years on the governing council of the ABA Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and currently is co-chair of its Joint Committee on E-Commerce and Electronic Transactions. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Attorneys and a fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and was a reporter for the American Law Institute/American Bar Association project on Practice Skills Education in Real Estate Law. He also is a fellow of the American Law Institute. He is a frequent invited speaker nationwide on real estate topics.  In spring 1994, Professor Randolph served as a visiting professor at the Peking University Department of Law in Beijing, China. He has continued to travel to China regularly, and has been a guest lecturer at twelve other Chinese law schools. In 2002, he co-authored the book Chinese Real Estate Law, and has published many other articles on this topic. In 2003, he and Professor Lou Jianbo established the Peking University Center for Real Estate Law, and are co-directors. He is the first foreigner to serve as a Director of a research center at Peking University. He also serves a Director of the UMKC/Peking University Summer School in Chinese Law. Realtor magazine has named Professor Randolph one of the twenty five most influential people in American Real Estate Law, the only academic selected for this recognition. This award was based largely on his creation and maintenance of a support network on real estate law for real estate professionals, anchored by DIRT, the internet discussion group on real estate law, where he publishes a "Daily Development" every business day. Professor Randolph is regularly listed in publications identifying the outstanding real estate lawyers in the world.
Professor Randolph's most recent project has been a revision of the multi-volume treatise - Friedman and Randolph on Leases. After supplementing the existing text for five years, he released the Randolph Edition of Friedman on Leasing in 2004. He also has just released a new casebook on Property Law, (w. Bernhardt & Palomar), published by Carolina Press. Professor Randolph is married and has three children and two grandchildren.

William A. Schroeder[Spring 2007: Evidence]

Professor Schroeder received his J.D. degree from the University of Illinois and his LL.M from Harvard Law School. He has been a Visiting Professor of Law at Washington University on two previous occasions and taught Evidence and Criminal Justice Administration II. In the fall of 2004, Professor Schroeder was a Fulbright Scholar and had a dual appointment as a Visiting Professor at Vilnius University Law School and at Mykolas Romeris Law University in Vilnius, Lithuania. He is currently a Professor of Law at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Professor Schroeder began his teaching career in 1970 as a Teaching Fellow and Instructor in Law at Boston College. In 1980 he began teaching at the University of Alabama School of Law and taught there until coming to SIU in 1984. In 1983 he was a visiting Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law. In the 1970s, Professor Schroeder practiced law in Massachusetts with a Boston law firm and later served as an Assistant Attorney General and as an Assistant District Attorney in the Major Violators/Career Criminal Unit. He also taught as an adjunct instructor at Boston University Law School. Professor Schroeder has written four books on Evidence: Missouri Evidence, vols. 22, 22A, and 23 (West); Courtroom Handbook on Missouri Evidence (West); Courtroom Handbook on Illinois Evidence (West); and Alabama Evidence (West) (with Hoffman). He has also written numerous law review articles, two of which have been cited by the United States Supreme Court. Two of his other articles have been cited in briefs submitted to that same court. Professor Schroeder has served many times as a Professor-Reporter for the Illinois Judicial Conference and has also taught at the Missouri Bar Trial Skills Seminar for judges. He has consulted on (and handled on appeal) many high profile criminal cases in Southern Illinois.

John A. Sebert  [Spring 2007:  Remedies]

Dean Sebert was named the Consultant on Legal Education in March of 2000.  He assumed that position on September 1, 2000 and served through August 31, 2006.  In that role he oversaw the national law school accreditation process for the Council of the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, which is the nationally recognized accrediting agency for law schools, and led the staff of the Consultant’s Office in supporting the work of the Council and the committees of the Section, and in providing services to law schools in the United States.  During the fall term 2006 Dean Sebert is on sabbatical from the ABA and is a Visiting Scholar at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, Illinois.  During the spring 2007 term, Dean Sebert will be a visiting professor at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Dean Sebert served as Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law from 1993 to 2000. During his time at Baltimore, Dean Sebert served in many capacities as a volunteer for the ABA.  He chaired at least one site evaluation team a year during 1993-1999, and he was a member of the ABA Accreditation Committee from 1999 until his selection in 2000 as Consultant-Designate.  Other ABA committee service included being chair of the Committee on Communication Skills (1999-2000) and being a member of the Pre-Law Committee (1994-97) and the Development Committee (1998-2000). From 1974-1993, Dean Sebert served on the faculty of the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, Tennessee, as Associate Professor from 1974-79 and as Professor from 1979-1993. In addition to being a full-time faculty member at Tennessee, Dean Sebert also served as Acting Dean (1986-87) and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1985-86 and 1987-88).  During 1990-92, he took leave from Tennessee to serve in Washington, D.C., as Deputy Director of the Association of American Law Schools.  Prior to joining the Tennessee faculty, Dean Sebert was an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School (1970-74) and, while in the Air Force, served as an attorney-advisor in the General Counsel's Office of the Department of the Air Force (1967-70). Dean Sebert's primary areas of teaching and scholarship are contracts, commercial law and remedies.  He has authored numerous articles on remedies in contract and commercial law, and on consumer protection, that have appeared in (among others) the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, U.C.L.A. Law Review, and Northwestern University Law Review.  Dean Sebert has also co-authored a coursebook, Remedies: Damages, Equity and Restitution, the Third Edition of which was published in 2002. He also has written articles on various aspects of legal education. Dean Sebert received his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1964 and his J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Michigan Law School in 1967.  He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif, and he served as articles editor of the Michigan Law Review. Dean Sebert is a member of the American Bar Association, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Maryland Bar Foundation. He is also an elected member of the American Law Institute.


Distinguished Adjunct Faculty

Alan M. Weinberger [Fall 2006: Corporations]

Dean Weinberger is a four-time recipient of the Student Bar Association Faculty Member of the Year Award at Saint Louis University School of Law. Before joining the faculty in 1987, he practiced for 12 years with law firms in Detroit and Washington, D.C. specializing in real estate transfer, finance and development. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Dean Weinberger has published articles and chapters in the fields of Real Estate Finance, Partnership and Property law, as well as the pioneer study of corporate compliance programs against insider trading. He is co-author of Property Law Cases, Materials and Problems (3rd ed. 2006) forthcoming from West Group. He has been a visiting faculty member at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dean Weinberger teaches Business Associations (Corporations), Real Estate Transactions and Property. For more information, see http://law.slu.edu/faculty/profiles/profile.asp?username=weinbeam.


New Adjunct Faculty / Lecturers in Law


Nicholas R. Brockmeyer
[Spring 2007: Sports Law Planning & Drafting]

Prof. Brockmeyer attended Southeast Missouri State University and obtained a BS in Political Science. He attended St. Louis University School of law and graduated in May 2004.  Prof. Brockmeyer is married to Kate Brockmeyer and has a newborn son (Cole Brockmeyer). He is a partner at Brockmeyer Law Offices, LLC and practices primarily criminal defense work. He founded Platinum Sports & Entertainment Management in 2004. Platinum Sports is now one of the fastest growing baseball agencies in the nation and currently employs 7 agents and represents over 60 professional baseball players throughout all levels of the game. He is also a provisional Judge for several area municipal courts and assistant prosecutor at one municipal court. Prof. Brockmeyer recently received the 40 under 40 honor for St. Charles Business Magazine.

Jonathan D. Moberly [Spring 2007: Sports Law Planning & Drafting]

Prof. Moberly grew up in Carbdonale, IL, and received his Bachelor’s in Political Science in 1999 from Eastern Illinois University where he originally went to play football, but ultimately chose to pursue academics and campus leadership opportunities through Sigma Nu Fraternity.  His academic and leadership success at EIU took him to St. Louis University School of Law in August of 2000 where he became Student Bar Association President and received his Juris Doctor in May of 2003. Prof. Moberly has a wide variety of experience in sports business and law having worked in college athletics, professional athlete representation, Olympic sports, and with professional sports teams. W hile in law school, he worked at USA Track & Field (USATF) in Indianapolis, IN, as well as with the NCAA Compliance Director at St. Louis University Department of Athletics.  While at USATF, the U.S. Olympic Governing Body for Track & Field, he analyzed USATF’s Drug Testing Policies and Governance and helped USATF prepare a case for the Court of Arbitration of Sport in Switzerland.  In his stint at SLU’s Athletic Department, Prof. Moberly assisted in providing NCAA rules interpretations on athlete eligibility and amateurism issues to athletes, coaches, and athletic department staff. Immediately after law school, he served in an executive role for Crown Sports & Entertainment Mgt, LLC (CSE).  CSE was a sports management agency where he increased its client base by 400% and pioneered CSE's soccer division.  While at CSE, Prof. Moberly represented over 30 players in the National Football League, Arena Football League, and Major League Soccer. In March of 2006, he chose to leave CSE and turn his diverse experience in sports business into a vision for a company called The Moberly Group LLC.  The Moberly Group LLC is a sports business consulting firm that provides the following services:  1) assists international and domestic high school athletes in finding athletic scholarships in the U.S.; 2) assists college athletic departments in educating their athletes and families on the “Big Picture” of professional sports and the process of hiring an agent; 3) provides professional sports teams with sales and marketing training as well as assistance in building ownership groups; and 4) acting as a management representative for college and professional coaches. Prof. Moberly  resides in University City with his black lab puppy sammy and is semi-fluent in Spanish.

Kelly A. Moore [Fall 2006:  Estate & Gift Taxation and Trusts & Estates;  Spring 2007: Family Wealth Planning & Drafting]

Prof. Moore is the Coordinator 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, graduating Order of the Coif.  Prior to his appointment as Coordinator, Prof. Moore (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 estates.

Burton Newman  [Spring 2007: Advanced Trial Advocacy-Catastrophic Injuries, Medical Malpractice]

Prof. Newman is a seasoned trial lawyer with wide ranging experience, primarily in the fields of medical malpractice and other catastrophic injuries.  In 2003 he was named one of the top ten lawyers in the state of Missouri by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.  In the last five years, his verdicts and settlements exceeded twenty-five million dollars.  He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  Prof. Newman was born in St. Louis in 1946 and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia.  He earned a B.S. in 1969 and his J.D. with honors in 1972.  He was a member of the Missouri Law Review and was selected for membership in the national honorary, Order of the Coif.  He was the recipient of the Ike Skeleton Memorial Trial Practice Award.  He published an article in the Missouri Law Review on the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution.  He serves as Counsel to The Cochran Firm in St. Louis, Missouri and in Belleville, Illinois. In addition to his tort based practice, he has done considerable pro bono work.  He was recently named a General Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union/Eastern Missouri.  Prof. Newman has been a member of the American Civil Liberties Union Eastern Missouri volunteer legal panel since 1972.  He has been involved in many constitutional issues, including early abortion rights cases such as Planned Parenthood vs. Danforth, which was ultimately decided in the United States Supreme Court. One of his most memorable cases involved a sex discrimination suit on behalf of a female attorney against all twenty one Circuit Court judges of St. Louis County.  The favorable verdict in United States District Court included a punitive award against the presiding Juvenile Court judge.  The verdict was upheld when the United States Supreme Court denied review of the case.  Most recently he was lead counsel in the injunction suit challenging the constitutionality of concealed weapons legislation in the Missouri Supreme Court.  He has lectured state-wide on the Second Amendment and its interpretation. He is a member of the St. Louis County and Metropolitan Bar Association of St. Louis; the Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Missouri Trial Lawyers Association and the American Civil Liberties Union.  Prof. Newman has been admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit and U.S. Federal Court of Washington, D.C., U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri; and the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Illinois.  He has attained an AV rating, the highest rating offered by the international lawyer directory, Martindale-Hubbell. 

Mary L. Perry [Fall 2006: Practical Legal Writing & Analysis for Litigators]

Prof. Perry graduated first in her class and Order of the Coif from Washington University School of Law in 1991, where she was an editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly. She has clerked for a United States District Court Judge, a judge of the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit, and two justices of the California Court of Appeal. Prof. Perry also served two years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the Los Angeles office. She has taught legal research and writing at a San Francisco law school and has served as a writing coach for summer associates at Reed Smith, a law firm at which she worked in San Francisco, California. Her current private practice focuses on the drafting of appellate briefs, amicus curiae briefs, writ petitions, and substantive trial court pleadings.