Faculty Profiles

Faculty at SMU Dedman School of Law are engaged in prominent national and international scholarship.

Members of the full-time faculty are accomplished scholars and dedicated teachers. They include leading figures in many fields who have published extensively, served as law journal editors, organized local, national and international conferences, and engaged in extensive law reform and law practice. Not only do they hold outstanding academic credentials, but virtually all of them also have had practical experience before entering their teaching careers. Consequently, they provide the invaluable link between the theory of classroom instruction and the reality of legal practice. Dedman Law School professors are a diverse group, representing a variety of ages, cultural heritages, and specialties.

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Hillel J. Bavli

Associate Professor of Law

Misty Birdsong '02

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy and Director of Academic Success
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Lackland H. Bloom, Jr.

Larry and Jane Harlan Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Law
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Chante Brantley

Director of the VanSickle Family Law Clinic and Clinical Professor of Law
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Dale Carpenter

Judge William Hawley Atwell Chair of Constitutional Law, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Professor of Law
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Carliss Chatman

Associate Professor of Law
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Anthony J. Colangelo

Professor of Law
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James W. Coleman

Professor of Law
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Nathan Cortez

Co-Director of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation and Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies
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Gregory S. Crespi

Homer R. Mitchell Endowed Professorship in Commercial and Insurance Law and Professor of Law
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Ruth A. Cross

Director of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy Program and Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
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Beverly C. Dureus

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
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Monika U. Ehrman

Professor of Law

Timothy Gallina

Clinical Professor of Legal Research and Faculty Services Librarian | SMU Dedman School of Law
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Joanna L. Grossman

Ellen K. Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law and Professor of Law
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Christopher H. Hanna

Alan D. Feld Endowed Professor of Law and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor
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Grant M. Hayden

Professor of Law
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Patricia S. Heard

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
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Christine Hurt

Alan R. Bromberg Centennial Chair in Corporate, Partnership, Business and Securities Law and Professor of Law
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Greg Ivy

Associate Dean for Library and Technology and Senior Lecturer
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Chris Jenks

Professor of Law
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Jeffrey Kahn

University Distinguished Professor, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Professor of Law

Thomas Kimbrough

Clinical Professor of Legal Research and Associate Director for Collection Development | SMU Dedman School of Law
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Thomas S. Leatherbury

Director of the First Amendment Clinic and Clinical Professor of Law
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Anna A. Mance

Assistant Professor of Law
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George A. Martinez

Professor of Law
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Thomas Wm. Mayo

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Law
Oryl Mazur

Orly Mazur

Associate Professor of Law
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Sari Mazzurco

Assistant Professor of Law
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Pamela R. Metzger

Executive Director of the Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center and Professor of Law

Seema Mohapatra

MD Anderson Foundation Endowed Professor in Health Law and Professor of Law
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Natalie Nanasi

Director of the Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women and Associate Professor of Law
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Jason P. Nance

Judge James Noel Dean and Professor of Law
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Joseph J. Norton

James L. Walsh Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor in Financial Institutions Law
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Anna Offit

Assistant Professor of Law
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Carla L. Reyes

Associate Professor of Law
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C. Paul Rogers III

Marilyn Jeanne Johnson Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor of Law and Former Dean
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Eric Ruben

Associate Professor of Law
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Meghan J. Ryan

Co-Director of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Professor of Law
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Christina M. Sautter

Professor of Law
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Mary Spector

Associate Dean for Experiential Learning, Director of the Civil/Consumer Clinic and Professor of Law
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Jennifer Rangel Stagen

Assistant Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
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Marc I. Steinberg

Rupert and Lillian Radford Chair in Law and Professor of Law
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Heather L. Stobaugh

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
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Diane M. Sumoski

Director of the W. W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic, Director of the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Institute for Children's Rights, and Clinical Professor
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Joshua C. Tate

Professor of Law
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David O. Taylor

Co-Director of the Tsai Center for Law, Science and Innovation and Professor of Law
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Elizabeth Lee Thompson

Assistant Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
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Jenia Iontcheva Turner

Amy Abboud Ware Centennial Professor in Criminal Law
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Cassie Walker

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Director of Advocacy Programs and Assistant Director for Scholarly Initiatives | SMU Dedman School of Law

Kandace D. Walter

Director and Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Small Business and Trademark Clinic
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Jessica Dixon Weaver

Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Law

Donna Wolff

Clinical Professor of Legal Research and Associate Director of Underwood Library | SMU Dedman School of Law
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Leo Yu

Assistant Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
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Brandon Birmingham

District Judge | 292nd Judicial District

Xiomara Davis-Gumbs

Immigration Judge | Dallas Immigration Court
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Allen Joe Fish

Senior District Judge |U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas
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Bryan A. Garner

Distinguished Research Professor of Law
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H. DeWayne "Cooter" Hale

Judge |United States Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Texas
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Lawrence K. Hellman

Professor of Law Emeritus and Dean Emeritus | Oklahoma City University School of Law

Kimberly C. Priest Johnson '00

Magistrate Judge | United States District Court for Eastern District of Texas
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Christine A. Nowak

Magistrate Judge | U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas

James A. Nugent

U.S. Immigration Judge |U.S. Department of Justice
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Tonya Parker '98

District Judge | 116th Civil District Court
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Roy Ryden Anderson

Professor Emeritus of Law
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Maureen N. Armour

Professor Emeritus of Law
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William J. Bridge

Professor Emeritus of Law
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Gail M. Daly

Professor Emeritus of Law
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William V. Dorsaneo, III

Professor Emeritus of Law
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Linda S. Eads

Professor Emeritus of Law
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Jeffrey M. Gaba

Professor Emeritus of Law

Ndiva Kofele-Kale

Professor Emeritus of Law

Henry J. Lischer Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Law
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John S. Lowe

Professor Emeritus of Law

Charles J. Morris

Professor Emeritus of Law
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Frederick C. Moss

Professor Emeritus of Law
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Victoria Palacios

Professor Emeritus of Law

Kenneth L. Penegar

Professor Emeritus of Law

Walter W. Steele, Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Law
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Elizabeth G. Thornburg

Professor Emeritus of Law

Harvey Wingo

Vinson and Elkins Distinguished Teaching Fellow Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Law
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Peter Winship

Professor Emeritus of Law
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Reeni Ann Abraham, M.D.

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine | UT Southwestern Medical Center
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Geoffrey Amsel

Adjunct Professor
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Vicki D. Blanton

Assistant Vice President & Senior Legal Counsel | AT&T

Daniel Baucum '79

Shareholder | FBFK
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Matthew S. Beard '06

Founder | Matthew S. Beard, P.C.
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Shelby L. Bobosky

Executive Director | Texas Humane Legislation Network
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Christa Brown-Sanford '04

Department Chair, Intellectual Property (Firmwide) & Partner | Baker Botts LLP
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Laura G. Burstein, Esq.

Assistant Dean for Public Interest & Pro Bono and Faculty Supervisor, Government & Public Interest Externship Program
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Martin Camp

Professor of Practice and Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Programs | SMU Dedman School of Law
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David W. Carstens

Partner | Carstens, Allen & Gourley, LLP
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Eric Cedillo

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law | Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women
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David J. Cho

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law | Small Business and Trademark Clinic
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David B. Coffin

Tax Attorney | David Coffin PLLC

Jason Cohen

General Counsel | Dallas Cowboys

Robert P. Colwell '94

Attorney | U.S. Bankruptcy Court
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John M. Cone '83

Attorney | Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC

Joseph M. Cox

Partner | Duane Morris LLP
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James Creedon

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law | Small Business and Trademark Clinic
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Jason M. Daniel

Partner | Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

William Dawkins

Consulting COO | Anthem Strong Families
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James A. Deeken

Partner | Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
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Steven P. Doyle

General Counsel | Hill & Wilkinson

Dennis B. Drapkin

Partner (Ret.) | Jones Day

William R. Drexel

Adjunct Professor
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Andrew S. Ehmke

Partner | Haynes and Boone LLP

Jonathan Elifson

Senior Labor Counsel | Allied Pilots Association
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Sander L. Esserman '76

Shareholder | Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka
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C.W. (Peter) Flynn

Of Counsel | Locke Lord LLP
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David C. Gair

Partner | Locke Lord LLP

Rebecca A. Gregory

Of Counsel | Curran Tomko Tarski LLP
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Susan M. Halpern

Attorney at Law | The Halpern Law Firm PLLC

Sally Helppie

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law | Small Business and Trademark Clinic
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Eric F. Hinton

Director | Robert B. Rowling Center for Business Law & Leadership
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Charles M. Hosch

Co-Founder | Hosch & Morris, PLLC.
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Paul B. Hunker

Adjunct Professor

Ronald B. Hurdle

Attorney | The Law Office of Ronald B. Hurdle

Clifton T. Hutchinson '80

Adjunct Professor

Coleman Jackson

Managing Shareholder | Coleman Jackson P.C.

Tom Jackson

Partner (Ret.) | Jones Day
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M. Brett Johnson '94

Partner | Winston & Strawn LLP
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Richard "Jay" Johnson

Managing Director & Deputy Chief Counsel | Charles Schwab Corporation

L. Rachael Jones '01

Assistant U.S. Attorney | Northern District of Texas

Justin L. Koplow

Senior Legal Counsel & Assistant Vice President | AT&T
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Kent C. Krause '82

Partner | Craddock Davis & Krause LLP

Gary M. Lawrence

Executive Chairman & Chief Investment Officer | Pacific Financial Group
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Christine P. Leatherberry '06

Assistant Dean for Administration and Chief of Staff

Michael R. Louis

Senior Tax Counsel | Fluor Corporation
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Jay J. Madrid

Of Counsel | Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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Ernest Martin, Jr.

Partner | Haynes and Boone, LLP
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Smitha Mathews

Faculty Supervisor of the Mid-Size and Small Firm Externship Program
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Mike McCollum

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law | Criminal Clinic
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David L. McCombs

Partner | Haynes and Boone LLP

Luke F. McLeroy

President | Avanci Video

Patsy Y. Micale

Associate Counsel | U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

Jared A. Miller

Corporate Legal Counsel | Amazon, Inc.

B. Tyler Milton

Adjunct Professor
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Gregory Mitchell '94

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law | Federal Tax Clinic

Scott P. Montopoli

Partner | Grant Thornton LLP

Gerald N. Olson '71

President | G N Olson & Co.
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James O’Sullivan

General Counsel | FC Dallas

David J. Parsons

Shareholder | Stutzman, Bromberg, Esserman & Plifka
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Phillip B. Philbin

Shareholder | Winstead
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Ellen A. Presby '84

Trial Counsel | Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough

Shane Read

Principal | Win at Persuasion
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Katherine Lydia Reed '09

Attorney | Udashen Anton

Debora "Debbie" Garcia Sanchez

Acting Director, Criminal Clinic and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law

Gopika Shah

Doctor of Juridical Science Candidate
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Eliot Shavin

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law and Assistant Director | Civil/Consumer Clinic

Shamoil T. Shipchandler

Chief Counsel | Charles Schwab Corporation

Ronald F. Shuff

Senior Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel (Ret.) | Flowserve Corp.

Steven E. Smathers

Chief Legal Counsel | Sowell & Co.

Kaleisha N. Stuart

Deputy General Counsel | Dallas Cowboys
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Harry W. Sullivan, Jr. '84

Senior Counsel | Conoco Phillips
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Daniel Syed

Associate | Sheppard Mullin

Don Tittle

Attorney | The Law Offices of Don Tittle
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Kay Van Wey

Founder and Partner | Van Wey, Presby & Williams
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Gabe Vazquez

Vice President & Associate General Counsel | Vistra Corp.
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Kevin Vela

Partner | Vela Wood

John Vernon

Principal | The Vernon Law Group, PLLC
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Brandie Wade

Adjunct Professor

Timothy L. Watson

Regional Director | National Labor Relations Board

Glenn D. West

Partner (Ret.) | Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Randall Wilhite

Senior Partner | Fullenweider Wilhite
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Chris Willis

Chief People Officer | PrimeSource Brands
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Stephen B. Yeager

Faculty Supervisor, Corporate Counsel Externship Program

Christopher Young

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law | Innocence Clinic

Melissa Cason

W.W. Caruth, Jr. Child Advocacy Clinic Faculty Law Fellow
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Demetrice M. Lopez

Adjunct Professor and Hunter Center Faculty Law Fellow

Peter Steffensen

First Amendment Clinic Faculty Law Fellow