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Law School Faculty Expands

August 30, 2010

This fall, professors who bring expertise and experience in diverse subjects and areas of practice have joined the school as full-time faculty.

Beth Haas  is an experienced practitioner who was most recently a senior partner with Blank Rome, LLP. There, Haas handled product liability defense, toxic torts and major aviation cases such as defending claims arising from the bombing of a flight over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Natalie Bucciarelli Pedersen , who was a member of our visiting faculty for two years, joins the full-time faculty this year. A scholar who studies the intersection of human cognition and employment law, Pedersen teaches Evidence and Employment Discrimination. She previously practiced with Ballard, Spahr. Pedersen earned her JD from Harvard Law School and clerked for Judge Marjorie Rendell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Norman Stein , a nationally recognized authority on pension law, tax law and employee benefits was previously the Douglas Arant Professor of Law at the University of Alabama. Stein has helped shape federal policy over the years, serving as counsel to the American Association of Retired Persons and as a consultant to the General Accounting Office. He frequently testifies before Congress on pension and tax matters. He received his JD from Duke University School of Law and clerked for Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Kevin Woodson’s  scholarship turns a sociological lens on race in the legal profession. An experienced practitioner, Woodson conducts empirical research to explore race relations in the professional legal sphere. He previously practiced with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr in Washington D.C. Woodson earned his JD from Yale Law School.

We are also fortunate to welcome the following visiting faculty:

Carl Bogus, a full-time faculty member at Roger Williams University School of Law, is an expert on products liability and gun control, including issues involving the Second Amendment. His publications include “Why Lawsuits Are Good for America: Disciplined Democracy, Big Business and the Common Law,” published by New York University Press. His opinion pieces have appeared The Nation and The American Prospect, and newspapers including USA Today, Boston Globe, Washington Times, and the Providence Journal.

Clare Keefe Coleman, who has been a writing specialist at the school since 2008, joins our faculty as a visiting assistant professor. An award winning writer and experienced fiction writer, Coleman practiced with Conrad, O'Brien, Gellman & Rohn, Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin and Drinker Biddle & Reath in Philadelphia.

Pammela Quinn Saunders is a former attorney-advisor with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser. In that capacity, she represented the U.S. in complex transactions involving diplomatic properties in foreign countries. A former Bristow Fellow with the U.S. Office of the Solicitor General, she clerked for Judge Paul V. Niemeyer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and practiced with O’Melveny & Myers, LLP in Washington.

Jeremy Telman is a member of the full-time faculty at Valparaiso University School of Law, where his scholarship focuses on public international law, U.S. foreign relations law and contracts and business law. Previously, he taught at Brown University and practiced commercial litigation with Sidley Austin, LLP in New York, participating in the firm’s pro bono asylum project. He clerked for Judge Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Miami.