Faculty Directory


  • Austin, David | Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

    Professor Austin has been teaching Legal Writing and Legal Skills for more than a decade. He began his academic career at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he served as an adjunct in one of the country's top-ranked legal writing programs. Austin subsequently joined California Western School of Law as a Legal Skills Professor. During the course of his career, Austin has also taught in a number of foreign countries. As a visiting professor, he has taught Legal Skills at the Universities of Bari and Cagliari, in Italy. He also was appointed as a Fulbright Specialist to help design and teach the Legal Skills curriculum at the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law, the first and only law school in the Kingdom of Bhutan. In addition to Legal Skills, Austin has taught comparative law courses focusing on Sexual Orientation and the Law at Charles University in Prague as part of the Consortium for Innovative Legal Education's Summer Abroad program.

    Prior to entering academia, Austin was an attorney at Jenner & Block LL.P. and Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Scharf in Chicago. He is experienced in complex litigation, including commercial disputes and product liability defense. He served for two years as clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawaii. Read more.

    J.D., The John Marshall Law School
    B.A., University of Maryland-European Division


  • Bandes, Susan | Visiting Professor of Law

    Emeritus Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law, DePaul College of Law

    Professor Bandes is widely known as a scholar in the areas of federal jurisdiction, criminal procedure and civil rights, and more recently, as a pioneer in the emerging study of the role of emotion in law. Her legal career began in 1976 at the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender. In 1980, she became staff counsel for the Illinois A.C.L.U., where she litigated a broad spectrum of civil rights cases, and helped draft and secure passage of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Read more.

    J.D. University of Michigan
    B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo


  • Cornish, Briane | Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Law and Academic Success

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College
    Policy Advisor, The State of New York

    Professor Cornish’s work has focused on access to justice and justice policy. She served as Legal Fellow at the District of Columbia Corrections Information Council, where she conducted inspections of correctional facilities to gather information on confinement conditions. She co-founded the DC Reduced Fee Lawyers Group, a web-based legal services directory for D.C. residents of modest means. As an Access to Justice Fellow, she performed a state-by-state analysis that resulted in a published report on the legal access in the 50 states. Read more.

    J.D., Stanford University Law School
    B.A., Tufts University


  • Fellows, Mary Louise | Visiting Professor of Law

    Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School

    Professor Fellows is a nationally recognized scholar in the areas of trusts and estates, federal tax law, and feminist jurisprudence. She teaches courses on wills and trusts, estate planning, taxation, and feminist theory. Professor Fellows is the first Everett Fraser Professor of Law and is the first woman to hold a permanent appointment to an endowed chair at the University of Minnesota. Read more.

    Ph.D., University of Minnesota
    J.D., University of Michigan Law School, Magna Cum Laude
    B.B.A., University of Michigan

    Teaches: Trusts and Estates
  • Fielder, Lauren | Visiting Associate Professor of Law

    Assistant Dean—Graduate and International Programs and Senior Lecturer, The University of Texas School of Law

    Professor Fielder joined Texas Law in June 2014. A native Texan and ’07 graduate of the LL.M. Program in Latin American and International Law from the Texas Law, she came back to her alma mater to build and oversee a new department that encompasses the LL.M. Program and international partnerships. Read more.

    J.D. University of Tulsa
    LL.M, University of Texas at Austin
    B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio

    Teaches: African Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, Family Law


  • Holzer, Meg | Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

    Meg Holzer is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches legal analysis, research, and writing in the first-year Fundamentals of Law Practice course. She has also twice taught Learning From Practice, BLS’s reflective-practice based externship seminar for 2Ls and 3Ls. At the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Meg served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing and has also taught in Hofstra’s online JD/LLM Health Law program. Prior to starting her teaching career, she practiced litigation in both the private and non-profit sectors, as a staff attorney at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and, for six years, as a litigation associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. She is a graduate of Yale College and New York University School of Law, where she received her first taste of the legal writing community as one of two student members of the Lawyering Personnel Committee.

    J.D., New York University School of Law
    B.A., Yale College


  • Landsman, Stephan | Visiting Professor of Law

    Emeritus Professor of Law; Organizer and Director, Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy, DePaul College of Law

    Professor Landsman is a nationally renowned expert on the civil jury system, and he is a leader in applying social science methods to legal problems. He is a sought-after speaker at professional conferences and symposia, and among his recent publications are empirical and historical pieces regarding the jury, as well as an examination of legal responses to human rights abuses. Read more.

    J.D., Harvard Law School
    B.A., Kenyon College

    Teaches: Evidence, Legal Responses to Medical Error, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Seminar, When Justice Fails Seminar


  • Palmiter, Alan | Visiting Professor of Law

    Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and William T. Wilson, III Presidential Chair for Business Law, Wake Forest University School of Law

    Professor Palmiter has a national and international reputation as a teacher and scholar about business law– corporate law, securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, sustainable corporations, energy law, legal valuation. His research interests lie in "corporate sustainability" and "corporate democracy," including corporate disclosures and responses to climate change, shareholder participation in corporate voting, and the role of institutional investors (particularly mutual funds) in corporate governance. Read more.

    J.D., Magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School
    B.S. (Mathematics), Cum laude, Ohio State University

  • Pasquale, Frank | Visiting Professor of Law

    Professor of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

    Professor Pasquale is an expert on the law of artificial intelligence, algorithms, and machine learning. He has been recognized as one of the ten most cited scholars in health law in the United States. He is a member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics and the American Law Institute. Read more.

    J.D., Yale Law School
    MPhil, Oxford University
    B.A., summa cum laude, Harvard University

    Teaches: Health Law, Health, Innovation & Privacy Seminar


  • Rey, Carmen Maria | Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Law

    Professor Rey’s expertise is in the areas of immigration law and advocacy for immigrant families, particularly survivors of gender-based violence. She joins the Safe Harbor Project—of which she is an alumna—after serving as Acting Director of the Immigration Intervention Project at Sanctuary for Families. There she helped to oversee the legal representation of thousands of immigrant survivors of gender-based violence and lead advocacy efforts to advance their interests. Prior to (re)joining Sanctuary for Families, where she started her legal career as an Equal Justice Works Fellow, she was Senior Immigration Attorney at Her Justice, a nonprofit focused on protecting the rights of low-income women.

    As co-founder and Board Secretary of Voices in Action in America (VIAA), Professor Rey works to empower immigrant women to become advocates for improved immigration policies. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Media and Advocacy Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, New York Chapter.

    In addition, Professor Rey has taught immigration law and legal writing at Queens College, served as a long-term volunteer with The Immigrant Defense Project, which addresses the intersection of immigration and criminal law, and represented detained children facing removal at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. She is an active speaker and author on a variety of immigration-related legal matters, and regularly leads local, state, and national immigration-law-related trainings. In 2015, she was appointed to New York State’s Advisory Council on Immigration Issues in the Family Court.

    J.D., Brooklyn Law School
    B.A., New York University


  • Steele, Clayton | Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

    Adjunct Professor Commercial Law Specialization, University of the Andes (Universidad de Los Andes)

    Professor Steele teaches law and undergraduate courses at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Columbia. In addition to legal writing and corporate drafting, her areas of expertise include Securities, Compliance, and International Business Development. She speaks five languages. Read more.

    J.D., Tulane University Law School
    Master of Law, Universidad Externado de Colombia
    N.D., The American University in Cairo
    B.A., Columbia University

    Teaches: Fundamentals of Law Practice 2: Advocacy, Legal Research & Writing Objective Legal Analysis


  • Waller, Spencer W. | Visiting Professor of Law

    Professor; Director, Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, Justice John Paul Stevens Chair in Competition Law

    Professor Waller served as a staff law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, first as a trial attorney in the Foreign Commerce Section of the Antitrust Division and later as a special attorney in the Chicago Strike Force of the Criminal Division. He then practiced at the Chicago firm of Freeborn & Peters. He was a full-time faculty member at Brooklyn Law School for 10 years until joining Loyola in 2000. Professor Waller also serves as the Faculty Director of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies. Read more.

    J.D., cum laude, Northwestern
    B.A., cum laude, Michigan

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