WashULaw welcomes new Associate Professors and Professors of Practice this fall.
Danielle D’Onfro– Danielle D’Onfro is an Associate Professor of Law at Washington University School of Law where she teaches Property, Corporations, and Corporate Compliance. Her research applies private law theory to business associations and their capital structure. Her writing about debt contracts covers both consumer and commercial debt. Her first article, Limited Liability Property, explored the property claims inherent to secured debt and the obligations that come with those claims. Her second article,Corporate Stewardship, proposes a decentralized individual liability regime to improve the efficiency of corporate compliance. Her popular writing has appeared in theWashington Post, SCOTUSBlog, and Take Care.
Trevor Gardner– Professor Trevor Gardner’s scholarship addresses the relationship between American federalism and municipal police authority. His most recent paper, published in Columbia Law Review, explains the immigrant sanctuary movement as indicative of the traditional state and local government response to federal government overreach in the field of police administration. In addition to his scholarship in the area of criminal federalism, Gardner is developing a line of research assessing disparate African American perspectives on the contemporary criminal justice reform movement.
Elizabeth Katz– Professor Elizabeth D. Katz is a legal historian whose work focuses on family law, criminal law, the legal profession, and the operation of state courts. Her scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the University of Chicago Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, and the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law. She teaches first-year criminal law, family law, and a seminar on the law’s treatment of race and religion in family contexts, historically and today.
Kyle Rozema– Kyle Rozema’s research interests are in how legal rules affect economic inequality, disparate outcomes, and discrimination. To study these questions, he uses a range of empirical methods, collaborates across disciplines, and collects original data. His main research interests are in tax law and policy. Beyond tax law, his research interests include discrimination and the labor markets of law-related professions. Kyle’s research can be found on his personal website, his SSRN webpage, or his Google Scholar webpage.
Daniel Harawa- Daniel Scott Harawa is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Director of the Appellate Clinic. Prior to joining the faculty, Daniel was Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., where he focused on appellate litigation and criminal justice reform. He previously was an appellate attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and a litigation associate at Covington & Burling LLP. He clerked for Judge Roger L. Gregory of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Lisa Hoppenjans– Lisa Hoppenjans is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Director of the First Amendment Clinic, which focuses on defending freedom of speech, press and assembly. She was previously a partner at the law firm of Dowd Bennett LLP, where her practice focused on complex civil litigation, appellate litigation, and internal investigations. While at Dowd Bennett, she also defended journalists for two national publications who were arrested while covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Prior to her legal career, Lisa spent four years as a newspaper reporter for The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Winston-Salem Journal. After law school, Lisa clerked for the Hon. Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Tara Roque– Tara A. Rocque is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Assistant Director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic. She joined the law school after 10 years of litigation experience, including work on efforts to hold a mining and smelting organization responsible for lead poisoning caused by its operations. During law school, Tara served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy and was a member of the Order of the Coif. Following graduation, she clerked for Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr., of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. She then worked as a litigation associate at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale and Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, handling a wide variety of complex litigation. Immediately prior to joining the law school, Tara worked for the Consumer Protection Division of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, assisting with opioid products litigation.