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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 Kolsby, Gordon, Robin, Shore & Bezar, where his practice concentrates 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

Rhonda Brownstein

J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
B.A. Penn State University

Professor Brownstein is the executive director of the Education Law Center. She previously was the director of litigation and legal affairs at the Southern Poverty Law Center and worked as a Legal Services attorney in Pittsburgh and in Mobile, Ala.

Course(s): Pretrial Advocacy

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

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

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

Bartholomew Dalton

J.D., University of Tulsa College of Law
B.A., St. Joseph's College

Professor Dalton's practice focuses on plaintiff medical malpractice and personal injury. Professor Dalton has been recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2012 Lawyer of the Year in personal injury litigation. He is a current member of the Delaware Bar Association and Delaware Trial Lawyers Association.

Course(s): Introduction to Trial Advocacy

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

Justin C. Danilewitz

M.A.L.D., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
​J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
A.B., Harvard University

Professor Danilewitz is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the criminal division for the District of New Jersey U.S. Attorney's Office. There, he is responsible for prosecuting a wide range of federal crimes including narcotics, firearms and child pornography offenses, as well as immigration fraud. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, he was a white collar and securities litigation practice and appellate practice associate at Dechert, LLP.

Course(s): Litigation Drafting

The Honorable Legrome D. Davis

J.D., Rutgers University School of Law
B.A., Princeton University

Judge Davis was appointed to the U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 2002. He previously sat in the Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, after serving as an assistant district attorney and later as assistant deputy district attorney in Philadelphia.

Course(s): Advanced Trial Advocacy: Criminal

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

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

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

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

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

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 is a partner with Duane Morris, LLP where his practice focuses 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.

Course(s): Health Care Finance

Deeya Haldar

​J.D., New York University School of Law
B.S., Cornell University

Professor Haldar specializes in family law. Primarily, child custody and domestic violence issues. As an attorney for the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia she represents children in dependency proceedings, including termination of parental rights hearings and permanency hearings. She has clerked for Justice Carolyn Berger in the Delaware Supreme Court and was a litigation associate at McDermott, Will & Emery in New York.

Course(s): Civil Litigation Field Clinic I

Matthew H. Haverstick

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

Professor Haverstick is a partner with Conrad O'Brien, PC, where he specializes in white collar criminal defense and internal corporate investigations, complex commercial litigation and construction. 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

David Hoffman

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

Professor Hoffman is president and founder of Hoffman & Associates, PC, a national health-care consulting firm dedicated to patient safety through compliance. His previous experience includes prosecuting health care and fraud cases as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and serving as chief counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

Course(s): Regulating Patient Safety

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

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 associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton, LLP where she focuses her practice on international, corporate and securities law and technology and IP transactions. Previously, she was 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

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

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

Dara Lovitz

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

Professor Lovitz is a business development - account executive at the American Law Institute-American Bar Association. She is the author of "Muzzling a Movement," and has written and lectured extensively on animal law and eco-terror laws. Professor Lovitz also serves on the boards of Four Feet Forward and Peace Advocacy Network.

Course(s): Animal 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 an attorney research and writing specialist for the Federal Public Defender’s office in Camden, New Jersey. Professor McGrain has been an instructor for DeSales University and Immaculata University teaching nursing law and criminal law classes. She has also been a guest lecturer for various undergraduate criminal justice classes at Temple University, American University and Rutgers 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

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

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

Adrienne R. Moss

J.D., with honors, University of Maryland School of Law
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Maryland

Professor Moss is independent senior legal counsel for DreamWorks Animation, LLC, where she is involved with negotiating and drafting complex agreements for studio projects in development and production. Previously, she was head of business and legal affairs for Illumination Entertainment and was an associate in the Entertainment and Technology Transactions Group at Morrison & Foerster, LLP in California.

Course(s): Transactional Lawyering

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

Harvey Rishikof

J.D., New York University School of Law
M.A., National War College,
M.A., Brandeis University,
B.A., McGill University

Professor Rishikof chairs the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Law and National Security and was a senior policy advisor at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. As the former administrative assistant to the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, he was involved in policy issues concerning the federal court system. He also served as legal counsel to the deputy director of the FBI, where he focused on policies concerning national security and terrorism. He has previously taught courses involving national security law at the National War College and the Rogers Williams University Ralph R. Papitto School of Law.

Course(s): National Security Law

Steven J. Rocci, Distinguished Practice Professor of Intellectual Property

J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
B.S., Drexel University, Electrical Engineering

Professor Rocci is a partner at Baker Hostetler where he focuses on electrical, mechanical and computer science litigation. He served as an adjunct professor of patent law at Temple University School of Law from 1989 until 2003. He has been named in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Guide.

Course(s): Patent Litigation and Strategy

Steven Rosard

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton

Currently the principal and owner of Rosard Law Firm LLC, Professor Rosard provides strategic legal advice and representation to emerging businesses for corporate, commercial securities and general business transactions. He is the former vice president and senior corporate counsel to Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., and previously practiced with Braemer, Abelson & Hitchner in Philadelphia and with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo in Boston.

Course(s): Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

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, an associate at Ballard Sparhr, LLP, is a member of the firm's Real Estate Department and a member of the Eminent Domain, Real Estate Tax, REITs, and Zoning and Land Use Groups. Before joining the firm, he worked as a certified public accountant in the audit division of a major accounting firm.

Course(s): Land Use Law

Shira Katz Scanlon

J.D., Drexel University 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

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

Carol B. Stack

​Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana<br />
M.A., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana<br />
B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Professor Carol B. Stack specializes in anthropology with a focus on urban and rural poverty, civic participation, advocacy and community leadership, youth, work, and schooling, family and child policy, migration, race, gender, ethnicity, social justice, public anthropology, and social science methodology. She has been a professor for more than 30 years having formerly served on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley for 17 years and on the faculty at Duke University for more than a decade. Professor Stack has received numerous academic fellowships and awards including a Rockefeller Foundation Grant, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Russell Sage Foundation Research Grant, and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University.

Course(s): Poverty Law

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 Cozen O'Connor's Global Insurance Group and co-chair of the Reinsurance Practice Group, where he advises both insurers and reinsurers in their disputes as well as transactions involving life, health, disability, personal accident, property, casualty, surety 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 was appointed as an adviser to the American Law Institute for an upcoming treatise, "Principles of the Law of Liability." 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

Jane W. Voegele

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

Professor Voegele has 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

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