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Victor Abreu

J.D., City University of New York School of Law
B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook

​Professor Abreu is assistant federal defender for the Capital Habeas Corpus Unit of the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Since 1999, he has represented indigent death row prisoners in all aspects of state and federal post-conviction proceedings. He was previously assistant federal defender for the Southern District of Texas.​

Course(s): Death Penalty Law

Kenneth G. Andres, Jr.

J.D., Capital University Law School
B.A., Swarthmore College

Kenneth G. Andres is an accomplished trial lawyer. He has been named a “Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyer” in both New Jersey Monthly in and South Jersey Magazine, and was also named as “the Top Civil Trial Lawyer” by South Jersey Magazine and “Top Certified Civil Trial Attorney” by SJ Magazine. He has previously taught as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University - Camden School of Law.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Elton Anglada

J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
B.S., Trenton State College

 

Professor Anglada is a chief attorney at the Philadelphia Defender Association. He is also the chief of the Juvenile Defender Association of Philadelphia (JDAP), a professional association of attorneys who represent juveniles in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Professor Anglada has previously taught criminal defense clinics at University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Course(s): Juvenile Justice Law

Daniel E. Bacine

J.D., Villanova University School of Law
B.S., Temple University

​Professor Bacine is a partner with Barrack, Rodos & Bacine. An experienced civil litigator in both the federal and state courts, he has tried jury and non-jury securities and commercial cases, and has been appointed lead or co-lead counsel in various securities and consumer class actions. Professor Bacine is currently serving as vice-chair of the Jewish Publishing Group and also serves on the board of the Philadelphia chapter of the Anti-Defamation League.​

Course(s): Class Actions and Other Complex Litigation

Michael S. Berger

J.D., with honors, George Washington University
B.A., Indiana University

Professor Michael Berger is an award-winning medical malpractice attorney. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been listed by numerous publications, including Super Lawyers, as a top attorney. Prior to teaching at the law school he was an adjunct clinical professor at Rutgers University Law School.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

David J. Berney

​M.A., Ph.D., New School University
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
B.A., magna cum laude, Lehigh University

Professor Berney is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in education law, employment discrimination, and civil rights. He practices before the United States and Pennsylvania Supreme Courts. Several of his cases have been acknowledged in various media outlets.

Course(s): Special Education Law

The Honorable Mark I. Bernstein

J.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Law
B.A., St. John's College

Judge Bernstein has has served as a judge of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania since April, 1987. Judge Bernstein is the author of the comprehensive commentary on Pennsylvania Evidence published by Gann Press. He is the recipient of the Foundation for the Improvement of Justice, Inc. Award and the Lawdragon Magazine "100 Best Judges in the United States." He has taught judges and lawyers across the U.S., including teaching at the National Judicial College. He designed the Philadelphia case management system, which brings all civil cases to trial within two years and has made the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas a model for state court case management.

Course(s): Advanced Evidence; Pennsylvania Practice; Trial Advocacy

Nadeem A. Bezar

J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
M.A., University of Massachusetts
B.A., Bates College

Professor Bezar is a partner with Kline & Specter, where his practice focuses on medical negligence, catastrophic personal injury and child abuse and human trafficking cases. Previously, he was a partner with Kolsby, Gordon, Robin, Shore & Bezar, where his practice concentrated on medical negligence and other cases involving catastrophic personal injuries. He has obtained seven-figure verdicts in cases that seemed like longshots, earning him recognition from the Legal Intelligencer as a Rising Star Among the Minority Bar.

Course(s): Interviewing, Negotiation and Counseling

John T. Boxer

L.L.M. New York University School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude, Suffolk University Law School
B.A., Rollins College

Professor Boxer is a partner at Morgan Lewis where he focuses on developing and implementing multigenerational estate plans for high net-worth individuals and their families. His practice also involves closely held business planning, philanthropic planning, shareholder and limited partnership agreements; and federal and state income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues. Professor Boxer is a board member of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council and serves as co-chair to the Council's Roundtable Speaker Program. He regularly presents to and collaborates with private wealth managers, life insurance advisors, CPAs, and other professional groups on estate and trust administration matters, estate and gift tax planning and compliance and business succession planning.

Course(s): Topics in Estate Planning

Erica Briant

J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
B.A., Reed College

Professor Briant is a Legal Fellow with Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps, where she helps low-income clients in removing barriers to employment by seeking expungements of their criminal records, pardons, legal name changes, childline registry appeals and employment discrimination claims.

Course(s): Justice Lawyering Seminar

Kathleen Campbell

J.D., ​University of Pennsylvania School of Law
B.A., Villanova University

Professor Campbell focuses her practice on environmental, toxic tort and class action litigation. She has represented potentially responsible parties in cost recovery and contribution actions under CERCLA and state law and defended complex toxic tort claims for personal injury, wrongful death and medical monitoring. She has also litigated federal, state and private enforcement actions under an array of environmental statutes.

Course(s): Toxic Torts

John Cannan

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law
MLS, University of Maryland College of Library and Information Science

Professor Cannan is a research and instructional services librarian at the law school's Legal Research Center. He has practiced historic preservation and land use law in Baltimore and was assistant law librarian at the Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library in Maryland. Previously, he was a legal information analyst with the Law Library of Congress. His 2013 article, "A Legislative History of the Affordable Care Act," was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 2015 ruling that allowed for the ongoing provision of federal subsidies for health care in states that did not set up their own exchanges.

Course(s): Intellectual Property Legal Research

David J. Caputo

L.L.M., ​Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School
B.A., magna cum laude, Duke University

Professor Caputo is a partner at Kline & Specter. A former federal prosecutor, Caputo’s practice includes the full range of catastrophic injury litigation handled by the firm and representing individuals pursuing claims under the federal False Claims Act and IRS and SEC whistleblower programs.

Course(s): Federal Criminal Law

James Ottavio Castagnera

​J.D., Order of the Coif, Case Western Reserve Law School
Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University
M.A. Kent State University
B.A. Franklin & Marshall College​

Professor Castagnera has practiced for 40 years as a communication specialist and attorney, principally in higher education. He has been a law professor at several institutions, and a communication specialist for the United States Coast Guard and at an R1 university. He also has been a management-side labor lawyer with a major Philadelphia law firm and the general counsel/corporate secretary for the then-largest convenience store chain in New Jersey and for the nation’s number one econometric forecasting organization. He is currently legal counsel at a regionally-ranked teaching university in Central New Jersey. Professor Castagnera has published 18 books, as well as some 50 professional/scholarly articles and book chapters. He is a frequent commentator in newsletters, newspapers and magazines, and on the Internet. His teaching has taken him to the University of Texas-Austin, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Widener University School of Law.

Course(s): Human Resources Compliance: Managing the Employer/Employee Relationship (Master of Legal Studies Program)

Scott J. Ciocco

J.D., magna cum laude, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
B.A., La Salle University

Professor Ciocco, a partner at Astor, Weiss, Kaplan & Mandel, LLP, focuses his practice on real estate development and general corporate matters. He has represented developers, commercial landholders of stabilized projects, trustees and stalking horse buyers in bankruptcy or distressed asset sales, corporate and industrial clients, national and regional retailers, and developers of alternative energy projects. Previously, he was a shareholder in a New Jersey-based law firm and served as general counsel and vice president for a commercial real estate management and development company.

Course(s): Real Estate Transactions

Rocco C. Cipparone, Jr.

​J.D., magna cum laudeUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School
B.A., summa cum laude, Saint Joseph's University

Professor Cipparone is an accomplished criminal defense attorney with over two decades of criminal trial experience. He has served as a federal prosecutor and clerked for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica, former Chief Justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Cipparone has taught Criminal Practice as part of the adjunct faculty at Rutgers University School of Law-Camden.

Course(s): Intro to Trial Advocacy

Theresa M. Clark

​J.D., Washington University School of Law
B.S., Duquesne University

Professor Theresa M. Clark received her B.S. sum laude from Duquesne University and her J.D. from Washington University School of Law. Following law school, she attended the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice, Italy, where she received as European Joint Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation. She also worked as a domestic violence staff attorney for Laurel Legal Services, Inc. Before coming to the law school she was an associate professor of legal writing at Villanova University School of Law.

Course(s): Legal Methods II

Merritt A. Cole

J.D., with honors, University of Connecticut School of Law
B.A., cum laude, Yale University

Professor Cole has extensive experience in securities and corporate law matters, including public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments and control contests, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and compliance and corporate governance. He is counsel at Earp Cohn, P.C., where he represents a broad range of business clients including development-stage companies, publicly-held companies and financial institutions. Previously he was a branch chief in the Division of Market Regulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Course(s): Securities Regulation

Lawrence Copeland

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
M.A., Georgetown University
B.A., Hobart College

Professor Copeland is a senior attorney with the City of Philadelphia Law Department's Economic Development Division. He is the city's lead attorney in negotiating multi-million dollar agreements, serves as general counsel to the Fairmount Park Commission and the Historical Commission, drafts legislation and has provided the mayor and other city officials with advice on the proposal to relocate the Barnes Museum and other matters. He has served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers-Camden School of Law.

Course(s): Contract Drafting

Patricia A. Daly

J.D., magna cum laude, Temple University School of Law
B.A. Temple University

Professor Daly is a magna cum laude graduate of Temple University School of Law, where she served as an articles editor for The Temple Law Review. Professor Daly has spent the majority of her career working in the Pennsylvania Superior Court. As the deputy clerk for the Honorable Phyllis W. Beck for over 14 years, Professor Daly drafted legal opinions, co-wrote a number of scholarly articles, and mentored new lawyers and summer interns. Professor Daly also instructed law clerks statewide on ethical issues in judicial chambers.

Course(s): Professional Responsibility

Gaetano D'Andrea

​J.D., Widener University School of Law
B.A., Loyola University Maryland

Professor D'Andrea is an assistant district attorney at the Philadelphia District Attorney's office. There, he prosecutes homicide cases from preliminary hearings through trial. He has also litigated cases out of the charging unit and trial unit.

Course(s): Advanced Trial Advocacy: Courtroom Technology & Advocacy

Ellen Deringer

​J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
B.A., Brown University

Professor Deringer's practice focuses on estate planning and administration, family business succession planning, federal income, estate and gift taxation, charitable giving, and tax-exempt organizations.

Course(s): Topics in Estate Planning

Tracey E. Diamond

J.D., Columbia University School of Law
B.A., Tufts University

Professor Diamond is an attorney for Pepper Hamilton LLP specializing in employment law, human resources counseling and employment litigation. She clerked for U.S. District Judge Shirley Wohl Kram in the Southern District of New York before handling employment discrimination cases with the New York firm Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler and later Philadelphia's Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young.

Course(s): Contract Drafting; Employment Law

Peter J. Egler

M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh
J.D., Catholic University of America
B.A., cum laude, Villanova University

Professor Egler is the Legal Research Center Research & Instructional Services Librarian. Professor Egler has taught several classes on legal research in California, Texas, and Pennsylvania and regularly teaches classes on Pennsylvania legal research at the law school. Professor Egler has published several articles on legal research topics.

Course(s): Pennsylvania Legal Research

Veronica Finkelstein

J.D., with honors, Emory University School of Law
B.A., with honors, Pennsylvania State University

Professor Finkelstein is an assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Philadelphia. Previously she clerked for Judge Jane Cutler Greenspan of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She was a Trial Department associate with Duane Morris, LLP, where she handled litigation and mediations involving construction, government contracts and surety law and was vice chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Construction Law Committee.

Course(s): Appellate Advocacy; Sales; Criminal Law (Master of Legal Studies Program)

Jordan L. Fischer

J.D., summa cum laude, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law​
B.S., University of Delaware

Professor Fischer is an associate with Archer & Greiner. She has varied experience in international law having clerked for the Vice-President Koen Lenaerts in the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. While attending law school, she served as Symposium Editor on the Drexel Law Review, where she organized a daylong symposium, “Building Global Professionalism.” She also served on the board of the International Law and Human Rights Society, interned for the Honorable Juan R. Sànchez in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and completed a co-op at the International Bridges to Justice in Geneva, Switzerland.

Course(s): European Union Law

Mindy Friedman

L.L.M., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
J.D., cum laude, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Michigan

Professor Friedman is principal of Mindy Friedman, Esq. Consulting, which provides legal, business-related and strategic planning consulting services to creative/media-based, start-up, non-profit and women/minority-owned businesses. Previously, she was senior litigation associate at Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg & Ellers, LLP, handling corporate and complex commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation and employment law.

Course(s): Advanced Contract Drafting & Negotiation; Contract Drafting; Copyright; Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation

Harold H. Fullmer

J.D., cum laude, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.S., University of Pennsylvania

​Professor Fullmer, a partner at Baker Hostetler, focuses his practice on electrical, mechanical and computer science litigation. In addition to acquiring, enforcing and licensing patents, Professor Fullmer also has experience as an engineer and project manager for the Allis-Chalmers Company and has worked in research and development, focusing on mathematical modeling and computational fluid dynamics.

Course(s): Patent Prosecution

Jill S. Garabedian

J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
B.A., University of Delaware

Professor Garabedian is an associate at Wade, Goldstein, Landau & Abruzzo where she concentrates her practice in physician transactional matters, including employment negotiations, regulatory issues, as well as assisting physicians with employment matters. She also is involved in estate planning and trust and estate administration.

Course(s): Writing Strategies for the Bar Exam

Alan E. Garfield

J.D., Order of the Coif, University of California at Los Angeles
B.A., magna cum laude, Brandeis University

Professor Garfield is a Distinguished Professor of Law at Widener University having taught Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Contracts, Copyright, Media Law, International Intellectual Property Law, International and Comparative Copyright Law, Corporate Takeovers, and Comparative Corporate Law. He is also the author of "Bench Press" for Delaware's The News Journal, a monthly column on constitutional law topics and cases before the Supreme Court.

Course(s): Copyright

Sharon Geller

B.S., Temple University

Professor Geller has been a professional actor, writer, director and entertainer for over 20 years, performing on "Saturday Night Live," handling radio and TV commercials, voice-overs and stage work, in addition to appearing in M. Night Shyamalan's "Sixth Sense" and "Wide Awake." For the past 15 years, she has taught comedy improvisation at the Walnut Street Theatre and socio-drama/improvisation at Temple University's Full Circle Intergenerational Theatre, where she has also served as artistic director.

Course(s): Improvisation for Lawyers

Edmond M. George

L.L.M., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
J.D., cum laude, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
B.S., Pennsylvania State University

Professor George is a chairman and partner at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell and Hippel LLP. He has extensive experience with all types of commercial litigation and business transactions including the financial and tax aspects of business reorganizations and the representation of debtors, trustees, secured lenders and committees in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware bankruptcy proceedings. Professor George also has extensive experience in out of court workouts, restructuring, intercreditor agreements and other similar arrangements.

Course(s): Bankruptcy

Patrick J. Gibbons

J.D., Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
B.A., B.S., University of Scranton

Professor Gibbons is a shareholder with Ryan, Brown, Berger & Gibbons, PC where he represents major insurers, handling litigation, mediations and arbitrations. Previously, he was an associate with Labrum and Doak of Philadelphia and with Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn of Wilkes-Barre.

Course(s): Interviewing, Negotiation and Counseling

Daniel J. Goettle

L.L.M., Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D., George Washington University Law School
B.S., United States Coast Guard Academy

Professor Goettle is co-leader of BakerHostetler's national Electrical, Mechanical and Computer Science Litigation team. He represents technology companies in patent litigation in the field of computer science, with an emphasis on computer security and the electrical-engineering arts. He has represented a multinational computer company multiple times in federal court, as well as before the U.S. International Trade Commission. In addition to litigation, Professor Goettle performs inter parties review and reexamination work before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Professor Goettle started his intellectual property career obtaining patents in the computer science and electrical engineering fields. Prior to entering private practice, Dan served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 12 years, first as a line officer and then as a lawyer. Dan argued dozens of criminal courts martial appeals and negotiated new treaties at two United Nations organizations.

Course(s): Patent Litigation and Strategy

The Honorable Mitchell S. Goldberg

J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., Ithaca College

Judge Goldberg was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 2008, after having been elected to a 10-year term on the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas in 2003. He previously was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, a partner with Cozen O'Connor and an assistant district attorney with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

Course(s): Advanced Trial Advocacy: Civil; Sentencing Law

C. Mitchell Goldman

J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania
A.B., Bowdoin College

Professor Goldman retired as a partner with Duane Morris, LLP where his practice focused on the corporate aspects of healthcare delivery, with an emphasis on structuring corporate transactions between providers, advising clients on the impact of government regulation, creating strategies to improve reimbursement and developing startup healthcare related business opportunities. A former vice president of Managed Care Strategies, Inc. and a former legislative assistant to former Sen. Walter F. Mondale, he founded GLS Associates, Inc., providing management consulting to healthcare providers for 20 years. He is currently the CEO of Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners, a regional dental support organization, that provides management support to dental practices.

Course(s): Health Care Finance

Sara M. Goldstein

J.D., with honors, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law​
B.A., Smith College

Sara M. Goldstein, Esq. is General Counsel for MRO, a leader in the secure, compliant and efficient exchange of Protected Health Information (PHI). At MRO, Professor Goldstein is responsible for providing legal direction and guidance for the company and for overseeing MRO’s compliance with HIPAA. In addition, Professor Goldstein writes about the different legal issues surrounding Release of Information for various publications and speaks to healthcare organizations across the country about compliance with federal and state laws related to health information privacy and security. Professor. Goldstein holds a B.A. from Smith College and received her JD with honors from the Kline School of Law.

Course(s): Patients and Privacy (Master of Legal Studies Program)

Matthew H. Haverstick

B.A., Bucknell University
J.D., Fordham University Law School

Professor Haverstick is a partner with Kleinbard LLC in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, where he is a member of the firm's government relations and litigation department. Previously a partner at Conrad O'Brien, he is an active member of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section, serving on the White Collar Crime Committee and Public Corruption and Extortion Subcommittee.

Course(s): Advanced Torts

J. Patrick Hickey

J.D., Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
B.A., Boston College

Professor Hickey is a partner with Raffaele & Puppio, LLP where he heads the Litigation Department and handles general litigation, personal injury law, automobile liability, construction accidents, workers' compensation law and criminal defense. Previously, he was a supervising attorney with Jenkins, Wolf, Rubinate, Styliades & Hasson and an assistant district attorney in Berks County.

Course(s): Interviewing, Negotiation and Counseling

Peter J. Hoffman

​J.D., Temple University School of Law
M.A. in Public Affairs, State University of New York
B.A., Washington and Jefferson College

Peter Hoffman is a member of the board of directors and chair of the Professional Liability Group at Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC. He focuses his practice on professional liability including medical malpractice and legal malpractice, commercial litigation, construction, products liability, toxic torts and insurance coverage. He has handled complex antitrust, securities, class action, creditors' rights and intellectual property matters as well as ERISA and real estate litigation. Hoffman earned his JD from the Temple University Beasley School of Law and has an MA in Public Affairs from the State University of New York. A fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Professor Hoffman also served on the Pennsylvania Senate Select Committee on Medical Malpractice and Gov. Rendell's Task Force on Medical Malpractice. He is an appointee to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Civil Procedural Rules Committee, has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and has written and co-authored numerous articles and chapters in legal publications.

Course(s): Law of Medical Malpractice

Kevin Huang

​J.D., cum laude, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
B.S., University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business
B.A.S., University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Professor Huang is Managing Director and Counsel for Ardelis Health, a consulting firm providing strategic marketing, management, regulatory and compliance consulting to clients in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to working at Ardelis, he was an associate at Dilworth Paxson where he focused his practice in the areas of insolvency and restructuring as well as commercial and general litigation, and specialized in the field of commercial bankruptcy and creditor’s rights. Professor Huang has handled both the defense and prosecution of claims in state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Course(s): Writing Strategies for the Bar Exam

Keisha Hudson

​J.D., Cornell Law School
B.S., Cornell University

Professor Hudson is an assistant federal defender in the capital habeas unit of the Federal Community Defender in Philadelphia. She represents clients on Pennsylvania and Delaware death row appeals in federal and state courts. Prior to her time there she was an assistant defender at the Defender Association where she represented indigent clients in Mental Health Court.

Course(s): Punishment and Society

Margaret J. Hutchinson

J.D., University of Richmond School of Law
B.A., College of William and Mary

Professor Hutchinson is chief of the Civil Division of the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She focuses on health care fraud, defense procurement fraud and environmental violations. She has handled investigations involving home-health aide agency improprieties, pharmaceutical pricing issues, cost-reporting fraud and research fraud tied to National Institutes of Health grants.

Course(s): Health Care Fraud

Daniela Ivancikova

J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Master of Management, Comenius University
Bachelor of Business Management, Comenius University​

Professor Ivancikova is the Assistant General Counsel for AAA where she provides legal advice and guidance on broad range of issues and in wide variety of circumstances in order to enhance ability of organization’s officers, managing directors, and directors to make informed business decisions in manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations, and professional and business ethics. Previously, she served as a deputy attorney general in the Office of the Attorney General for New Jersey where she served as counsel to the Department of Education, Stockton College, Department of Corrections, Juvenile Justice Commission, New Jersey State Policy, and State Board of Examiners. Professor Ivancikova has also served as an associate at White and Williams LLP.

Course(s): Corrections Law (Master of Legal Studies Program)

Laura Jacobus

​JD, Santa Clara University School of Law
BA, Santa Clara University School of Law

Professor Jacobus specializes in ethics and compliance and is senior advisor at LRN. Previously, she led ethics, compliance, and legal operations at Juniper Networks, Inc., where she was senior director and associate general counsel.

Course(s):

William F. Johnson

L.L.M., New York University School of Law
J.D., New York University School of Law
A.B., College of the Holy Cross

Professor Johnson is a former partner of the Riverdale, N.J. firm, Johnson, Murphy, Hubner, McKeon, Wubbenhorst, Bucco & Appelt, PC, where his practice focused on commercial and multi-family real estate development, commercial and residential mortgage reviews, corporate and commercial defense work, health and hospital law and personal injury defense litigation. Before coming to Drexel, Professor Johnson was an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law.

Course(s): Civil Litigation Remedies

Arnold C. Joseph

J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., Hamilton College

Professor Joseph began his career as a prosecutor in the New York County District Attorney's Office. He then joined Cozen O'Connor, where he became a senior member of the firm. His experience includes both transactional work on behalf of professional athletes and general civil and criminal litigation. He is the general manager of Sports & Entertainment Publications, LLC, which publishes The Ring magazine, among other properties.

Course(s): Interviewing, Negotiation and Counseling

Odia Kagan

LL.B., Tel Aviv University School of Law
LL.M., Temple University Beasley School of Law

Professor Kagan is an of counsel attorney at Ballard Spahr where she advises clients on compliance with privacy and data security regulations as well as on privacy aspects of acquisition transactions, joint ventures, and engagements of third-party vendors. She closely follows legal developments and emerging technologies and analyzes their implications on clients’ businesses. Previously, she was an associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton, LLP where she focused her practice on international, corporate and securities law and technology and IP transactions. Professor Kagan was also a partner in the Tel Aviv, Israel, firm Shavit Bar-On Gal-On Tzin Nov Yagur and the founder of OKaganLaw, an independent law office. Kagan also served in the Israel Defense Forces as First Lieutenant in the Military Advocate General's Unit.

Course(s): Internet Law

Alicia Brooks Kelly

LL.M., J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., Temple University

Professor Kelly is a member of the full-time faculty of Widener University School of Law. She previously taught at Western State University College of Law and was a visiting professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law. She practiced family law at Berryhill Cage & North and with Feder, Morris Tamblyn & Goldstein, both firms in Denver, Colo. She is the co-author of the forthcoming book, "Property Law: A Context and Practice Casebook."

Course(s): Property Law

Thomas A. Kennedy

J.D., Washington University School of Law B.A.,
St. Joseph's University

Professor Kennedy is an attorney with the Portfolio Legal Services division of Versa Capital Management, Inc. He is counselor to a private equity fund with more than $900 million of committed capital under management and counselor to portfolio company investments. He was previously a partner in the Corporate and Securities Group of Pepper Hamilton, LLP and general manager with West Pharmaceutical Services Inc.

Course(s): Private Equity and Venture Capital Law

Brian Kent

LL.M., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., University of Delaware

Professor Kent is a partner at Laffey Bucci Kent, LLP where his practice focuses on construction accidents, medical malpractice and products liability. He received numerous accolades as a member of Temple University's National Trial Team. Professor Kent currently serves as chair of the American Ireland Fund - Young Leaders of Philadelphia and is on the board of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Leonid Kravets

J.D., cum laude, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.S., Johns Hopkins University

Professor Leonid Kravets is a patent attorney at Panitch, Schwarze, Belisario and Nadel, LLP focusing on patent prosecution and intellectual property transactional law, including patent applications and responses to the United States Patent and Trademark Office in wide range of technology areas, including software, gaming, e-commerce, imaging, communications,networking, consumer electronics, and computer architecture. Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, Professor Kravets was a patent consultant identifying, evaluating and prosecuting technological patent portfolios. He is also a former patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and frequent contributor to TechCrunch, on the topics property and patent law. He has been quoted in Time, Forbes and the Huffington Post on patent related topics.

Course(s): Transactional Lawyering

Nancy B.G. Lassen

J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
M.S., Harvard University
B.A., University of Michigan

Professor Lassen is an executive partner at Willig, Williams & Davidson, where she represents labor organizations and employees in state and federal administrative matters, state and federal court litigation, collective bargaining, contract enforcement proceedings, and internal union matters. Prior to joining the firm in 1984, she clerked for Chief Judge George C. Edwards on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Course(s): Labor Law

T. Matthew Leckman

J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Pittsburgh

Professor Leckman is a partner at Pogust Braslow & Millrood, where he focuses on mass torts and complex pharmaceutical litigation. Leckman played a lead role in the firm’s antidepressant suicide injury and hormone therapy cases, which have won multi-million dollar awards from juries. He litigates the firm’s cases in federal courts across the country and locally in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas’ Mass Tort Program. Leckman has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2010-2012 and was selected as a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 40 Under 40. Leckman is also one of the coaches of the Mock Trial Team, which won three tournaments in two years.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy; Advanced Trial Advocacy

Bryan Lentz

​J.D., cum laude, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., Georgetown University
A.A., Valley Forge Military College

Professor Lentz is a trial lawyer at Bochetto & Lentz focusing on employment law, non-compete, products liability, and catastrophic injury. Lentz represented the 161st Legislative District in the Pennsylvania General Assembly for two terms and then served as Chief of the Philadelphia Regional Gun Violence Task Force before returning to private practice.

Course(s): Trial Advocacy

Jane Massey Licata

Ph.D., University of Hawaii,
​J.D., Rutgers-Camden School of Law,
B.A., Western Maryland College,


Professor Licata posesses a strong technical background in biology and biochemistry having received her Ph.D. in 1978. A practicing attorney since 1984, Dr. Licata has extensive experience in biotechnology patent prosecution practice and FDA regulatory compliance and approvals.

Course(s): Food and Drug Law

Laurel W. Lichty

​LLM, George Washington University Law School
LLB, (Hons), City University London
MSc, London School of Economics
BA, University of California at Santa Cruz (Honors in the Major, College Honors)

Professor Lichty specializes in regulatory compliance management, global anti-corruption programs, FCPA compliance and anti money-laundering investigations. As vice president of compliance services at Integreon, her clients were Fortune 50-500 companies in highly regulated industries including: financial services, pharmaceutical and medical devices, insurance, and technology and telecommunication. She is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the ABA Anti-Corruption Committee and the ABA Anti-Money Laundering Committee.

Course(s): Introduction to the U.S Legal System

Jeffrey Marc Lindy

J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., Cornell University

Professor Lindy is a well accomplished criminal defense attorney and complex commercial litigator. His firm represents companies and individuals under investigation for, or charged with, white collar crimes and in related civil and administrative litigation. Professor Lindy formerly served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania where he prosecuted federal crimes including mail fraud, money laundering, tax evasion and narcotics trafficking. Prior to working in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he served as a prosecutor in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in New York.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy - Practice

Richard A. Lloret

B.A., with honors, Rutgers University
J.D., with honors, Rutgers-Camden School of Law

Professor Lloret is a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Previously, he worked in the United States’ Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania as Chief of Health Care and Government Fraud Section.

Course(s): Federal Criminal Law

Justin T. Loughry

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

Professor Loughry is an owner and partner with Loughry and Lindsay, LLC, where he handles state and federal trial and appellate litigation involving a broad range of criminal and civil matters. A former president of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, he has handled high-profile litigation involving racial profiling by state police in New Jersey and alleged excessive force at Bayside State Prison. He has served as an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law - Camden.

Course(s): Professional Responsibility

David B. MacGregor

J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., magna cum laude, Bucknell University​

Professor MacGregor is a principal at Post & Schell, LLC where he co-chairs the firm's energy and utilities practice group. He is a recognized expert in administrative law, energy law, public utility law and appellate advocacy having litigated numerous proceedings on behalf of various utility companies before state and federal regulatory commissions.

Course(s): Energy Law

Michele M. Mathes

J.D., ​University of Pennsylvania School of Law
B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Michele Mathes is the Director of Education and Director of Research Programs at the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly. She serves as adjunct faculty at Drexel University College of Medicine, the Institute of Catholic Bioethics of Saint Joseph’s University, and Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Her principal interests are the ethics of aging and of long term care, and conflict resolution.

Course(s): Ethics and Professional Standards (Master of Legal Studies Program)

Peter W. McCann

​J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., Pennsylvania State University

Professor McCann is the founder of e3, a legal technology consulting firm that enables law firms and in-house counsel to understand the risks and take advantage of the opportunities that technology provides. McCann has practiced eDiscovery related law since 2004 and is a member of PA Bar Association, the CIVIQ society and was a member of the influential Sedona Conference.

Course(s): Technology & Legal Practice

Christopher McDemus

​J.D., Widener University School of Law
B.A., Providence College

Professor McDemus is a highly experienced corporate transactional and securities attorney with over 19 years of global law firm and senior executive experience. He provides guidance to companies at all stages of their life cycle, from formation to exit, on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and spin-offs, venture capital and private equity transactions, debt financing transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, outsourcing transactions, commercialization and licensing of technology, commercial agreements and other general corporate matters.

Course(s): Private Equity and Venture Capital Law

Julie A. McGrain

J.D., University of Buffalo School of Law
B.A., State University of New York College at Oswego

Professor McGrain is a Research and Writing Attorney with the Federal Public Defender for the District of New Jersey. She earned her J.D. with honors from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 1997 and been with the Federal Public Defender’s Office since April 1998. She regularly lectures on issues in federal sentencing and appeals for the Criminal Justice Act Panel in the District of New Jersey. Her prior teaching experience includes undergraduate criminal law courses at DeSales University and Immaculata University.

Course(s): Foundations of Legal Analysis, Writing Strategies for the Bar

Patricia A. McKinney

J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., West Chester University

Professor McKinney is a partner at McKinney & George, LLP where her practice focuses on complex capital homicides and appeals. She is a former Assistant Defender for the Defender Association of Philadelphia where she was a member of the Special Defense and Homicide Unit.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

Elizabeth K. McManus

​J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School
B.A., magna cum laude, College of the Holy Cross

Professor McManus has extensive litigation experience and is currently a law clerk for The Honorable Renee Marie Bumb, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, where she researches issues for both civil and criminal cases. She has lectured at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was also the director of professional development.

Course(s): Litigation Drafting

Bruce Merenstein

J.D., summa cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School
M.S., University of Massachusetts
B.A., Brandeis University

Professor Merenstein is a partner with Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP, where his practice focuses on appellate litigation in state and federal courts. He has handled appeals in many of the federal courts of appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as numerous state appellate courts, including those in California, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Maine and Pennsylvania.

Course(s): Appellate Advocacy

Deborah M. Minkoff

J.D., Villanova University School of Law
B.A., Franklin and Marshall College

Professor Minkoff is a member with Cozen O'Connor, where she represents clients in complex insurance litigation, providing strategic legal advice, developing legal arguments in high-exposure cases and serves as a subject matter expert for the Insurance Litigation Department.

Course(s): Interviewing, Negotiation and Counseling

Jeffrey Moller

J.D., ​Temple University Beasley School of Law
B.S., U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Professor Moller is an experienced maritime law practitioner who has parlayed his tort litigation experience into successful representations in shoreside toxic tort and environmental contamination cases over the course of his 25 years of practice. Professor Moller has been a proctor member of the Maritime Law Association since 1988 and currently serves as chairman of the MLA's Committee on Regulation of Vessel Operations and is the business editor of the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce.

Course(s): Admiralty Law

Jody Mooradian

​J.D., Delaware Law School of Widener University
B.A., University of New Hampshire

Professor Mooradian has been a member of the athletics department staff at Boston College since 2003. In her position, she administers the sports of women's basketball, field hockey, volleyball, cross country, track and field, lacrosse, softball, and rowing. Mooradian oversees the areas of Student Athlete Development, Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning as well as supervising other internal functions of the Department and working with various groups on campus.

Course(s): NCAA Rules II & Enforcement (Master of Legal Studies Program)

The Honorable Steven A. Morley

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
B.A., University of of Wisconsin

Professor Morley is an Immigration Judge with the Philadelphia Immigration Court. Previously, he maintained a private practice focused on immigration law and criminal law. He has argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court, and chaired the Criminal Justice Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Villanova Law School and Rutgers School of Law - Camden.

Course(s): Immigration Litigation; Refugee and Asylum Law

Michael Murphy

JD, University of Michigan Law School
BA, magna cum laude, Oakland University​

Professor Michael Murphy is general legal counsel and content strategist at BrainDo. Previously, he was a member of the commercial litigation practice group at Blank Rome, providing legal counsel to clients in a wide range of issues arising in complex, commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Professor Murphy was also heavily involved in Blank Rome’s internal electronic discovery policy. Prior to joining Blank Rome, Professor Murphy served as a staff attorney for Justice Sandra Schultz Newman of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Course(s): E-Discovery and Digital Evidence

F. Lisa Murtha

​J.D., Dickinson School of Law
B.A., Pennsylvania State University

Professor Murtha is a senior managing director in the Philadelphia office of FTI Consulting’s Health Solutions Practice. She has more than 27 years of experience working on complex clinical research and healthcare compliance issues. Professor Murtha focuses her practice on clinical research compliance, which includes human subject protections, research misconduct matters, effort reporting, conflicts of interest and the Section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act (the Sunshine Provisions), clinical research billing, research administration best practices, and process improvement. Professor Murtha also provides guidance regarding revenue cycle work, billing and coding issues, internal investigations, corporate governance/ethics, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the HITECH Act and the recent Omnibus provisions (HIPAA)-related matters. She previously served as a partner of the at Health Care and Life Sciences Practice at SNR Denton in Washington D.C. and as managing director of the Huron Consulting Group in New York's Clinical Research Solutions and Health Care Compliance Practice.

Course(s): Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting (Master of Legal Studies Program)

Shawn Nolan

J.D., cum laude, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., La Salle University

Professor Nolan is a supervisory assistant federal defender with the Capital Habeas Corpus Unit of the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has represented Guantanamo Bay detainees in habeas corpus proceedings in federal court, and handles capital cases on post conviction in state and federal courts. Professor Nolan has taught as an adjunct professor with the Great Lakes College Association.

Course(s): Death Penalty

Robert W. O'Donnell

J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., Temple University

Professor O'Donnell is a former speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he also served as majority whip and majority leader, sponsoring legislative reforms that strengthened the financial soundness of public pensions in the state and created a vehicle for the financial recovery of the City of Philadelphia. In 1995, he formed O'Donnell Associates, a lobbying and governmental relations firm representing corporate, government and nonprofit clients.

Course(s): State and Local Government Law

Tiffany L. Palmer

J.D., Rutgers School of Law - Camden
M.S., Rutgers University
B.S., Northern Arizona University

Professor Palmer is a partner at Jerner & Palmer, P.C. in Philadelphia specializing in family law and estate planning issues with a particular focus on representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) clients. As the former legal director for Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, she coordinated statewide LGBT-rights litigation strategy for the organization. She is the author of "The Winding Road to the Two Dad Family: Issues Arising in Interstate Surrogacy for Gay Couples" which appeared in the Spring 2011 issued of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Course(s): Sexual Orientation and the Law

David N. Pardys

LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., Rutgers School of Law - Camden
B.A., Rutgers University

Professor Pardys is a partner with Reed Smith, LLP where he counsels publicly held and private companies on executive compensation, equity compensation programs, qualified pension and profit-sharing plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, health and welfare plans, benefit issues in corporate transactions and fiduciary aspects of ERISA. A former attorney in the Office of the Associate Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, he is an adjunct professor at the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law.

Course(s): Executive Compensation Law; Federal Income Tax

Michelle Payne

​J.D., Drexel University Kline School of Law
B.A., Bucknell University

Professor Payne is an attorney for the Law Office of Benjamin J. Hinerfeld. She has an extensive background in children’s rights and family law and represented hundreds of children while serving as an Assistant Defender in the Child Advocacy Unit of the Defender Association of Philadelphia. She also was an attorney for Delaware County Women Against Rape, Crime Victims Law Project and is a member of the Nicholas A. Cipriani Family Law Inn of Court.

Course(s): Writing Strategies for the Bar

Michael Poulshock

​J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., Tufts University

Professor Poulshock specializes in developing rule-based decision support systems that automate legislation, regulations, and policy. He has created systems to automate U.S. tax law, Medicaid eligibility, Family and Medical Leave Act claims, Veterans disability benefits and state health exchanges, among others. He is a director at KPMG and previously was senior knowledge engineer for Droit Financial Technologies, where invented and developed automated compliance technologies for the financial industry. Previously, he was a policy automation specialist at the Exeter Group.

Course(s): Legal Decision Technology

Janice Read

​J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
M.B.A., Temple University Fox School of Business and Management
B.A., Vassar College

Professor Read is Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property & Science at Thomson Reuters, where she negotiates and drafts a broad range of complex commercial contracts such as confidentiality agreements, license agreements, services agreements, partnership agreements, and merger & acquisition agreements, among other arrangements.

Course(s): Contract Drafting

Robert J. Romano

LLM, International and Comparative Sports Law, International Law and Business, ​Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (ISDE), Madrid Spain​
MS, Sports Management, Columbia University in the City of New York
JD, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
BS, Springfield College

Professor Robert J. Romano's law practice focuses on sports law and sports & entertainment related issues. He is an experienced litigator and contract attorney who has negotiated employment contracts, public appearance, endorsement & marketing and sponsorship agreements for coaches, professional athletes, entertainers, broadcasters and front office personnel. His litigation experience stems from representing world-class athletes, US and International Coaches, NCAA student-athletes, and sports agents before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Basketball Arbitration Tribunal and other alternative dispute tribunals.

Course(s): Sports Law

Benjamin V. Sanchez

J.D., magna cum laude, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.S., summa cum laude, Villanova University

Professor Sanchez is a practicing real estate attorney and Commissioner of Ward 7 in Abington Township. He was previously an associate at Ballard Spahr LLP in the firm's Real Estate Department and was a member of the Eminent Domain, Real Estate Tax, and Zoning and Land Use Groups. Before joining Ballard, Professor Sanchez worked as a certified public accountant in the audit division of a major accounting firm.

Course(s): Land Use Law

Nilam A. Sanghvi

​J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., Columbia College, Columbia University

Professor Sanghvi is an accomplished appellate advocate and former teaching fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center's Appellate Litigation Clinic where she supervised students litigating appeals before various federal appeals courts. Sanghvi was also an antitrust litigation associate at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in Philadelphia and clerked for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit and the Honorable William B. Shubb, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California.

Course(s): Pennsylvania Innocence Project Practicum

Shira Katz Scanlon

J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Drexel University
B.A., Rutgers University

Professor Scanlon is a founding partner with Martine, Galemba & Katz Scanlon, P.A. in Voorhees, N.J., a firm that focuses on family law. She clerked for Judge Linda Feinberg of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Course(s): Marshall Brennan Constitutional Literacy Seminar

Lawrence J. Schempp

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., Temple University

Professor Schempp is the director of Professional Development and Training at Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, a litigation defense firm. He is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive legal and professional skills training programs for entry- and mid-level associates, and courses for all attorneys at the firm on evolving legal issues affecting the litigation practice. Before joining the firm, Professor Schempp was a member of the full-time faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he taught and supervised in the Civil Practice Clinic. Prior to teaching, Professor Schempp had ten years of experience in complex commercial litigation practice in both a large firm and a litigation boutique in Philadelphia.

Course(s): Interviewing, Negotiation and Counseling

Jacqueline J. Shafer

J.D., Widener University School of Law
M.S.W., cum laude, Rutgers University
B.A., B.S.W., Cedar Crest College

​Professor Shafer's practice focuses on family law, elder law and estate planning and administration. She has extensive experience in Medicare & Medicaid planning and appeals; disability planning and Special Needs Trusts; family agreements for care. She currently serves as the vice-chair of the Elder Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and also a member of the planning committee of the Montgomery County Elder Law Section.

Course(s): Elder Law

Lori K. Shemtob

J.D., cum laude, Temple University Beasley School of Law
B.A., cum laude, University of Massachusetts

Professor Shemtob is a founding partner of Shemtob Law, P.C. where she concentrates her practice exclusively on divorce, which includes handling matters of equitable distribution, alimony, custody, child and spousal support, prenuptial agreements, property settlement agreement and other family law matters. She is an experienced litigator, having handled hundreds of divorce, custody, child and spousal support, and equitable distribution matters for Delaware Valley residents for over 20 years. Professor Shemtob is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, (AAML), a national honor bestowed on only 67 lawyers in Pennsylvania. In 2016, she was inducted as President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the AAML. She is one of 14 lawyers in the State certified by the AAML as a family law arbitrator. She is also a family law mediator.

Course(s): Pennsylvania Family Law Practice

Leigh M. Skipper

​J.D., Howard University School of Law
B.S., University of Connecticut

Professor Skipper is the chief federal defender of the Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pa. As the chief federal defender, he oversees one of the largest federal defender offices in the country, responsible for the training, strategy and supervision of over 60 attorneys as well as investigators, technology and administrative support staff, responsible for federal criminal representation in the trial, appellate and capital habeas units.

Course(s): Sentencing Law

Patty Skuster

​J.D., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor
M.P.P., University of Michigan School of Public Policy, Ann Arbor
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo

Professor Skuster is Senior Policy Advisor at Ipas where she established and led organization-wide initiatives for internal human rights compliance, global partnerships with the legal sector, and standards-setting at global and regional human rights bodies.

Course(s): International Human Rights Law

Judy Goldstein Smith

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor Smith has been an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania specializing in complex health care, tax, securities, consumer and financial frauds, corruption, terrorism, narcotics and other federal crimes since 1980. She has previously served as an adjunct professor at Villanova University School of Law and Rutgers University School of Law-Camden teaching advanced criminal procedure and criminal litigation courses. She has received numerous Department of Justice awards including the Director's award and awards for her public service. 

Course(s): Health Care Fraud & Abuse

Maya Sosnov

J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School​
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Sosnov is a career law clerk for Judge Anita B. Brody of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She is also the Internship Program Director of the Supervision to Aid Reentry (“STAR”) Program (a.k.a. “Federal Reentry Court”), and she established the Federal Reentry Court Clinic. Professor Sosnov previously clerked for Chief Judge Theodore A. McKee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Course(s): Federal Re-Entry Court Practicum

Christian Spears

​J.D., Ohio State University
M.P.A., Long Beach State University
B.A., University of Washington

Professor Spears is the Deputy Director of Athletics for Eastern Michigan University's NCAA program where he oversees development, marketing, corporate partnership efforts, fan experience and media relations. He also leads strategies to increase ticket sales, merchandise and other revenue streams. Previously, Spears served as the Deputy Director of Athletics and as the sport administrator for the Northern Illinois University football team.

Course(s): NCAA Governance Process (Master of Legal Studies Program)

Lindsay Steussy

J.D., Hamline University School of Law
M.L.S., Indiana University – Bloomington
M.A., Indiana University – Bloomington
B.A., St. Olaf College

Professor Steussy is a research and instructional services librarian at the law school's Legal Research Center. Previously, she was a library fellow at Hamline University School of Law. Prior to law school, she worked in technical services at the University of Colorado Libraries in Boulder.

Course(s): Health Law Legal Research, Tax Law Legal Research

Jack Stucker

​J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
B.A., University of Delaware

Professor Stucker is staff attorney at Regional Housing Legal Services where he supports an initiative to end chronic street homelessness in Philadelphia.

Course(s): Justice Lawyering Seminar

Robert Tomilson

J.D., Washington University School of Law
M.A., University of Illinois
B.A., University of New Hampshire

Professor Tomilson is a member of Clark Hill’s Insurance Practice Group, where he advises both insurers and reinsurers in their transactions as well as disputes involving life, health, disability, personal accident, property, casualty, and annuity products and policies. He regularly represents clients in domestic and international arbitration subject to UNCITRAL, ICC, AAA and ARIAS rules and he has been a testifying expert in such proceedings. Professor Tomilson is an adviser to the American Law Institute for an upcoming treatise, "Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance." He is a published author and was a DAAD-Fulbright Scholar in Regensburg, Germany. Prior to returning to private practice, he was senior counsel at CIGNA Corporation, where he managed all legal aspects of the company's reinsurance operations.

Course(s): Insurance Law

Tracy Tripp

J.D., cum laude, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Professor Tripp is an assistant defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia where she represents Philadelphia's underserved, indigent criminal defendants in Municipal and Common Please Court. She has worked in the City of Philadelphia's law department on a variety of cases as well as the Federal Community Defender Organization.

Course(s): Criminal Procedure: Investigations (Master of Legal Studies Program)

Jane W. Voegele

J.D., summa cum laude, Villanova University School of Law
B.S., B.A., magna cum laude, Villanova University

Professor Voegele has taught at Drexel since 2013 and previously taught legal methods at the Widener University School of Law for several years. She formerly served as a law clerk for Judge J. William Ditter, Jr. and for Judge Eduardo C. Robreno of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prior to clerking she was a labor and employment law associate at Dechert.

Course(s): Litigation Drafting, Pretrial Advocacy

Rashida T. West

​J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.A., Yale University​

Professor West is the director for Pro Bono and Public Interest Programs at the law school. Previously, she was staff attorney at the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia. Professor West also was an Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellow.

Course(s): Children and the Law

Justin B. Wineburgh

J.D., Widener University School of Law
B.A., Lafayette College

Professor Wineburgh has years of extensive experience counseling clients and litigating cases in the media and entertainment industry throughout the United States and abroad. As counsel at Cozen O'Connor, Professor Wineburgh represents film and television writers, distributors, production companies, websites and performing artists, as well as retailers, advertising and marketing agencies, managers, agents, athletes, and professional sports team owners and operators. He has represented clients at the Sundance, Cannes, Cinevegas, and Toronto International Film Festivals, as well as at the American Film Market and the Comic-Con International Convention. His experience also includes serving as production counsel to dozens of films and hundreds of television shows, and acting as outside general counsel to numerous entertainment and media ventures, negotiating and drafting complex agreements designed to support and advance his clients’ business objectives.

Course(s): Entertainment Law

Neil Witkes

J.D., magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law
B.A., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Witkes is a partner with Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP. He has a wide range of civil and administrative environmental litigation experience, including class actions, toxic tort claims, insurance coverage suits, defense of agency enforcement actions, citizen suits, challenges to agency action, contract claims, and cost recovery actions. He has served as lead counsel in the defense of numerous toxic tort claims and in the prosecution of claims under environmental insurance policies to recover remediation costs.

Course(s): Toxic Torts