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The AALS Section on Women in Legal Education is delighted to offer a mentoring program. Through this program, we will match you with people who share your teaching and/or scholarship and/or work/life issues.

Instructions for Finding a Mentor: if you would like a mentor in any of these areas, then please contact Leigh Goodmark, lgoodmark@ubalt.edu, or Naomi Cahn, ncahn@law.gwu.edu, co-chairs of the Mentoring Committee. Let us know your particular mentoring interests or any other questions, and we will search the website at http://law.unl.edu/wile to find the mentor who best matches your needs. We will contact the mentors on your behalf, and then send you their information.

Instructions for Becoming a Mentor: If you would like to be added as a volunteer mentor, please fill out the Volunteer Mentor Form and email it to Professor Colleen Medill at cmedill2@unl.edu and request an application form.

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Jasmine Abdel-khalik

University of Missouri - Kansas City, abdelkhalikj@umkc.edu, Teaching since 2005.
Subjects Taught: Contracts (I and II), Intellectual Property, Business Torts, Trademark. In the past, I have taught Payment Systems.
Scholarly Interests:Trademark and Common Law Unfair Competition Torts.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I am a first generation Arab-Latina who moved from practice in Chicago to academia in the heart of the Midwest. I have served on Faculty Appointments for most of my time in academia as well as co-advised our internal Appellate Advocacy classes for 6 years. I am happy to assist new faculty in any way that I can, including advice for the unique issues that may impact younger faculty or faculty of color in the classroom.

 


Marina Angel

Temple University School of Law, marina.angel@temple.edu, Teaching since 1976.
Subjects Taught
: Criminal Law; Employment Law; Labor Law; Violence Against Women; Comparative Law
Scholarly Interests: Violence Against Women; Women in Law Schools and Law Firms; Comparative Law (Greek, Japanese, Australian, Turkish, Israeli, Palestinian); Women in the Law; Abused Women's Self Defense.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles;       3) I have prior experience as a law school administrator and am willing to provide advice concerning a career move into law school administration 4) I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics 5) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.  
Personal Comments: I taught as an adjunct at Rutgers-Camden Law School in 1970, at the then newly established Hofstra Law School from 1971-78, and at Temple Law School from January 1979.  I taught in areas without casebooks and had to "invent" several courses, for example, Juvenile Law, Corrections, Violence Against Women, and U.S. Law compared to the law of Australia, Greece, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Turkey.


Rachel Arnow-Richman

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, rarnow@law.du.edu, Teaching since 2000.
Subjects Taught
: Contracts; Employment Law; Labor Law.
Scholarly Interests: Private ordering in the employment relationship; covenant not to compete; work/family conflict.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles;       3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant; 4) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on making a lateral move (also doing visits); 5) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning how to get a book contract and publish a book; 6) I am willing to provide advice concerning classroom managment and student issues.  
Personal Comments:


Susan Ayres

Texas Wesleyan School of Law, sayres@law.txwes.edu, Teaching since 1999.

Subjects Taught: Criminal Law, Family Law, Law and Literature, Domestic Violence 
Scholarly Interests: Criminal, Family, Law and Culture
Mentoring: 1. I willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 2. I am willing to provide advice concerning classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I have three children. I teach large classes (which have their unique problems).

 

Ann Bartow

University of South Carolina School of Law, abartow@law.pace.edu, Teaching since 1998.
Subjects Taught: Copyright Law; Trademark Law; Patent Law; Cyberspace Law, and Intellectual Property Survey.
Scholarly Interests: Intellectual Property Law; Cyberspace Law; Feminist Legal Theory, and Privacy Law.
Mentoring: 1. I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 2. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant; 3. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning blogging; 4. I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics, and 5. I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:My son was 3 when I entered teaching. I spent a couple of years as a "visitor" before landing a tenure track job, so I know what that is like. When I got to South Carolina there weren't many women on the faculty but now there are a lot more, and I take some of the credit for that.


Marianne Blair

University of Tulsa, marianne-blair@utulsa.edu, Teaching since 1988.
Subjects Taught: Family Law; Civil Procedure; International and Comparative Family Law.
Scholarly Interests: Family Law; Adoption; International and Comparative Family Law.
Mentoring: 1. I am willing to share lecture notes (in courses for which they are typed); 2. I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is adopting a child; 4. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning how to get a book contract and publish a book, and 5. I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.


Lolita Buckner Inniss

Cleveland Marshall College of Law, linnisscsu@gmail.com, Teaching since 1995.
Subjects Taught: Property Law, Criminal Law, Land Use, Race, Racism and the Law, Law in Literature and Film.
Scholarly Interests: Intersection of Gender and Race, Critical Discourse Analysis, Land Use Issues.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 2) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning blogging; 4) I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; 5) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I have experience in going from being a clinical professor to regular classroom teaching. I have, I think, some valuable insights in matters of faculty dynamics and student interactions. Most recently I have written in the areas of race and gender, and have experience with making substantial changes in areas of scholarly focus (early in my career I worked in the area on Immigration Law.) I have experience with going back to school while serving as a faculty member (I did an LLM and am now finishing up a PhD.) Regarding work-family issues, I had two sixth grade sons (twins who are now in graduate school) when I accepted my current position as an entry level teacher on the tenure track. I had a baby in 2002 and deferred my tenure bid until the following year when I was tenured as an Associate Professor. I have recently completed a promotion to Full Professor (I am pending University confirmation as of Feb. 2010.)


Amy Bushaw

Lewis and Clark Law College, bushaw@lclark.edu, Teaching since 1994.
Subjects Taught: Contracts; Sales and Leases; Secured Transactions; Payment Systems; International Business Transactions; Financing Emerging Businesses; Lawyers in Society; Seminar on Central and Eastern European Law; Seminar on Commercial Lending; Seminar on Sustainability in Law and Business.
Scholarly Interests: Contracts; Non-Economic Values in Commercial Law; Small Businesses and Commercial Law Development; Sustainability Law (Especially Sustainable Business Theory); Law Student and Lawyer Satisfaction and Well-being.
Mentoring: Willing to share lecture notes; Willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; Willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; Willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I'm particularly interested in innovative teaching techniques. I have been active in a group of law professors who seek to improve the law school experience for law students, and am on the Board of the AALS Section on Balance in Legal Education. So I think I might be particularly relevant mentor for a faculty member who would like to discuss teaching techniques or the effect of law school on law student well-being. I have taught and conducted research abroad, and would be available to talk to folks about that experience.


Naomi Cahn

GWU Law School, ncahn@law.gwu.edu, Teaching since 1991.
Subjects Taught: Family Law, Child, Family and State, Trusts and Estates.
Scholarly Interests: Family Law, Feminist Jurisprudence, Gender and International Law, Adoption and Reproductive Technology.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes, 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles, 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant, 4) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning how to get a book contract and publish a book 5) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning blogging.


Caroline Corbin

University of Miami School of Law, ccorbin@law.miami.edu, Teaching since 2009.
Subjects Taught: U.S. Constitutional Law II, First Amendment, Feminism, First Amendment.
Scholarly Interests:First Amendment.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant.


Bridget Crawford

Pace, bcrawford@law.pace.edu, Teaching since 2004.
Subjects Taught:Federal Income Taxation; Wills, Trusts and Estates; Estates; Estate and Gift Taxation; Estate Planning; Feminist Legal Theory.
Scholarly Interests: Taxation, Trusts and Estates, Feminist Theory.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning blogging; 4) I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; 5) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments: I'm currently the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at my school and happy to share institutional/professional information.


Marcella David

University of Iowa Professor and Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law, marcella-david@uiowa.edu, Teaching since 1996.
Subjects Taught:Public International Law, Human Rights, Civil Procedure.
Scholarly Interests: Public International Law and whatever catches my interest!
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I have prior experience as a law school administrator and am willing to provide advice concerning a career move into law school administration (also university service/administration).
Personal Comments: I am an African American woman, who moved to a small college town (Iowa City) from New York City. I worked several years in central administration, for the university president and provost, and am now back in law school administration as an associate dean. My local service has included admissions and minority student development and recruitment; my university service was as chief diversity officer.


Pamela Edwards

CUNY School of Law, edwardsp@mail.law.cuny.edu, Teaching since 1994.
Subjects Taught: Contracts, commercial law, corporations, race and law.
Scholarly Interests: Commercial law, critical race feminism, sports law.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 2; I have prior experience as a law school administrator and am willing to provide advice concerning a career move into law school administration; 3) I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; 4) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I am the founding chair of the Center for Diversity in the Legal Profession. As an African American woman, I can advise other women of color about the unique issues we face.


Cynthia Fountaine

Southern Illinois University School of Law, cfountaine@law.siu.edu, Teaching since 1991.
Subjects Taught:Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, Civil Rights, and Professional Responsibility.
Scholarly Interests:Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, Civil Rights, Professional Responsibility.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 2) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on making a lateral move; 3) I have prior experience as a law school administrator and am willing to provide advice concerning a career move into law school administration; 4) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning blogging; 5) I am willing to provide advice concerning classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I am currently the Dean at Southern Illinois University School of Law. I started my teaching career teaching legal writing and academic support, and subsequently moved into a doctrinal position. I have been on the faculty at three law schools and have visited at two others. In addition, I taught abroad in Germany as a Fulbright Senior Scholar and worked with the ABA Rule of Law Initiative in Amman, Jordan on legal education reform.


Theresa Gabaldon

George Washington University Law School, tgabaldon@law.gwu.edu, Teaching since 1986.
Subjects Taught: Securities Regulation; Corporations; Professional Responsibility.
Scholarly Interests: Securities Regulation; Corporations; Feminists Legal Theory.
Mentoring: Willing to share lecture notes; Willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; Prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant; Prior experience and am willing to provide advice on making a lateral move; Prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being a consultant/expert witness; Prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning how to get a book contract and publish a book; Willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; Willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:Three things come to mind. I am Hispanic, I am the mother of a teen-age son, and I have a great deal of experience with tenure and promotion matters.


Cindy Galway Buys

Southern Illinois University School of Law, cbuys@siu.edu, Teaching since 2001.
Subjects Taught:International Law; International Business; Immigration Law; Constitutional Law; International Human Rights; International Trade Law; European Union Law.
Scholarly Interests: International Law; U.S. Foreign Relations; Constitutional Law.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning blogging and 4) I am willing to advice about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I practiced for 10 years before entering teaching and had two children during my time in practice. While I did not have chilcren while on the tenure track, I have successfully balanced career and family during my time in academia and have been promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate professor to Professor. In addition to my regular faculty duties, I am the Director of International law Programs and I am co-editor of the international law Prof. Blog.


Leigh Goodmark

University of Baltimore School of Law, lgoodmark@ubalt.edu, Teaching since 2001.
Subjects Taught: Family Law, Family Law Clinic.
Scholarly Interests:Domestic Violence, Family Law.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes, 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles, 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant, 4) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning how to get a book contract and publish a book, 5) I have prior experience as a law school administrator and am willing to provide advice concerning a career move into law school administration (yes, if clinic director counts).
Personal Comments:I have been at the University of Baltimore for 9 years and had a child in my second year there. I have taught in both doctrinal and clinical classes and am currently our clinic director. I am publishing a book with NYU Press and have served as a reviewer for NYU and peer reviewed journals.


Susan Grover

William and Mary College of Law, ssgrov@wm.edu, Teaching since 1989.
Subjects Taught:Civil Procedure, Employment Discrimination, Women and Law, Equal Opportunity Practicum, Bar Preparation.
Scholarly Interests: Employment Discrimination, Student Wellness.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments: I am a first generation college grad.


Joan Heminway

University of Tennessee College of Law, jheminwa@tennessee.edu, Teaching since 2000.
Subjects Taught: Business Associations; Corporate Finance; Representing Enterprises (transaction simulation course); Securities Regulation; Animals and the Law.
Scholarly Interests: Disclosure law and policy (federal securities law and state corporate law); Including securities fraud and insider trading; Fiduciary duty; etc. Feminist and gendered perspectives on the same.
Mentoring: 1. I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 2. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being a consultant/expert witness; 3. I have prior experience an am willing to provide advice concerning how to get a book contract and publish a book; 4. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning blogging; 5. I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; 6. I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I am happy to provide advice on transitioning to the academy from law practice, and I also can provide information on faculty senate/university service. PowerPoint slides and other teaching tools from my courses also can be made available.


Jennifer Hendricks

University of Tennessee College of Law, jsh@tennessee.edu, Teaching since 2007.
Subjects Taught:Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Law and Gender; Advanced Constitutional Law and Complex Litigation.
Scholarly Interests: Feminist Theory and Federalism.
Mentoring: 1. I am willing to share lecture notes; 2. I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3. I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics and 4. I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.


Nicole Huberfeld

University of Kentucky, nicole.huberfeld@uky.edu, Teaching since 2008.
Subjects Taught:Constitutional Law I; variety of healthcare law courses.
Scholarly Interests: Constitutional law, healthcare, women's health/rights.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; 4) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I am interested in being a mentor because I think the law, whether practice or academia, is still a man's world. Women should help women, and I try to live what I believe. I will be happy to help however I can given that I'm still relatively new in this career.


Linda Jellum

Mercer Law College, jellum_l@law.mercer.edu, Teaching since 2004.
Subjects Taught: Administrative Law, Statutory Interpretation (Legislation), Property, Business Administration.
Scholarly Interests: Administrative Law, Statutory Interpretation.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning how to get a book contract and publish a book; 4) I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; 5) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.


Danne Johnson

Oklahoma City University School of Law, djohnson@okcu.edu, Teaching since 2005.
Subjects Taught: Civil Procedure, Securities Enforcement and Litigation, Securities Regulation, American Legal History from a race perspective.
Scholarly Interests: Gender, race, class, nonprofit and securities issues.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is adopting a child; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being a consultant/expert witness; 4) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:When I joined the academy, I was married with an 8 month old child. I am African American. I moved to Oklahoma from New York. I have taught several courses, served as an ALJ for the Oklahoma's Department of Securities. We have adopted a child. I choose to defer my consideration for promotion and for tenure. I am willing to discuss these decisions as well.  

Margaret E. Johnson

University of Baltimore School of Law, majohnson@ubalt.edu, Teaching since 2002.
Subjects Taught: Property, Feminist Legal Theory, Sex-Based Discrimination, Family Law Clinic, Domestic Violence Clinic.
Scholarly Interests: Domestic Violence Law, Feminist Legal Theory, Clinical Legal Education.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I am willing to provide advice concerning classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:


Danielle Kie Hart

Southwestern Law School, dhart@swlaw.edu, Teaching since 1998.
Subjects Taught: Contracts, Sales, Secured Transactions.
Scholarly Interests: Contract Theory, Law and Society, Civil Rights.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant; 4) I am willing to provide advice concerning classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I am originally from Hawaii and spent my first year teaching visiting at the Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii. I have spent 12 of my 13 years teaching at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. I had my first child when I was untenured and when my school did not have a maternity policy. My school adopted a maternity policy by the time I was tenured and had my second child. Despite the fact that I worked and continue to work full-time, I am the primary caretaker for my children. Needless to say, work/life issues are something I continually have to navigate. While I have been awarded the excellence in teaching award two times in the last five years, there is a gap in my publication record that I always feel the need to justify/explain, sometimes with and sometimes without success.


Joanne Koren

University of Miami, jkoren@law.miami.edu, Teaching since 1985.
Subjects Taught:Legal Writing, Acadmic Support.
Mentoring: 1) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant; 2) I have prior experience as a law school sdministrator and am willing to provide advice concerning a career move into law school administration; 3) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I had my first child at the end of my second year of law school and had two more children while I was teaching Legal Writing. In 1994, I designed and implemented the University of Miami School of Law's first Academic Support program and have served as its director since then. I am very active and engaged in community affairs and political issues.


Joan Krause

University of South Carolina, jhkrause@email.unc.edu,  Teaching since 1997
Subjects Taught: Health Law, Criminal Law, Women and the Law.

Areas of Scholarly Interest:  Health Law, Criminal Law, Women and the Law.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 2) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on making a lateral move; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning how to get a book contract and publish a book; 4) I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; 5) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments: I have made two lateral moves, was pregnant after tenure, and served as an administrator for a central institute.


Nancy Levit

University of Missouri - Kansas City, levitn@umkc.edu, Teaching since 1991.
Subjects Taught: Defamation and Privacy, Employment Discrimination, Gender and Justice (Feminist Legal Theory), Jurisprudence, Quest for a Satisfying Law Career, Torts.
Scholarly Interests: Feminist legal theory; happiness of law students and lawyers; jurisprudence; critical race theory; employment discrimination; single sex schools; sexual harassment; desegregation; and legal pedagogy and scholarship.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 2) I havr prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning how to get a book contract and publish a book; 4) I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; 5) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:As the author or co-author of a number of books and an external reviewer for several academic presses, I have some background in preparing and evaluating book proposals, negotiating book contracts and marketing the products and would be happy to help you strategize thinking about publishing a book. I have also been the advisor or co-advisor to our Law Review for nineteen years, if that is something you are doing and would like to discuss.


Maya Manian

University of San Francisco School of Law, mmanian@usfca.edu, Teaching since 2005.
Subjects Taught:Constitutional Law, Gender and the Law, Family Law, Community Property.
Scholarly Interests: Abortion Rights and Access to Reproductive Health Care more generally Gender Equality, Bioethics.
Mentoring:1) I am willing to share lecture notes, 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles, 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant, 4) I am willing to provide advice concerning classroom management and student issues.


Solangel Maldonado

Steton Hall Law, solangel.maldonado@shu.edu, Teaching since 2001.
Subjects Taught:Family Law, Gender and the Law, Trusts and Estates, Torts, International and Comparative Family Law, Race, Ethnicity and the Law.
Scholarly Interests: Family Law, especially Adoption, Custody, Paternal Disengagement, Intersection of Race and Famil Law, Gender.
Mentoring:1) I am willing to share lecture notes, I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles, 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning tenure issues unique to religiously-affiliated law schools, 4) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning blogging, 5) I am willing to provide advice concerning classroom management and student issues.


Melissa Marlow

Southern Illinois University School of Law, mmarlow@siu.edu, Teaching since 1998.
Subjects Taught: Legal writing, academic support, bar preparation.
Scholarly Interests: Student evaluation of teacher performance, legal writing, academic support, empirical studies.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant; 4) I am willing to advise about negotiatin faculty dynamics; 5) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I have been at SIU School of Law for 12 years. During that time, I have taught legal writing and engaged in academic support work, as well as served in various leadership capacities in our non-tenure track union on the main campus. I have a two year old son, and much experience on work-life balance issues.


Judith Maute

University of Oklahoma, jmaute@ou.edu, Teaching since 1982.
Subjects Taught:Current:Professional Responsibility, Legal Malpractice, Lawyering in 21st Century, Feminist Jurisprudence. Feminist Legal Theory, Formerly: contracts.
Scholarly Interests:Delivery of legal services (pro bono, unbundled legal services); Feminist Legal Theory; regulartory reforms of legal profession (especially U.K., Legal Services Act 2007, Australia).
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes. They're always a work in progress, some handwritten, and I'm adopting two new texts next year, so they may not be helpful; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant; 4) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being a consultant/expert witness; 5) I am willing to provide advice concerning classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I have visited, either during academic term or summer school at eight different schools. What I learned from this: "every school has its warts; it's just a question of what warts you're willing to live with."


Trish McCubbin

Southern Illinois University School of Law, mccubbin@law.siu.edu, Teaching since 2000.
Subjects Taught: Environmental Law and Administrative Law.
Scholarly Interests: Environmental Law generally, air pollution in particular, along with: Clean Air Act, Global Climate Change.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 2) I am willing to provide advice concerning classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I am a good listener and am very discreet, so I would be happy to talk with someone needing a safe harbor for venting or crying or . . . whatever . . . on teaching, scholarship or any other issue. In fact, I struggled early in my career with scholarship, so I am particularly happy to talk with someone in a similar situation. I do not have children, but like many of us, I continue to struggle with the balance between my personal life and my career, so I could talk about that as well.


Colleen Medill

University of Nebraska College of Law, cmedill2@unl.edu, Teaching since 1998.
Subjects Taught: Property; Real Estate; Employee Benefits; Wills and Trusts; Estate and Gift Tax.
Scholarly Interests: Retirement and health care law and policy.
Mentoring: 1. I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 2. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant; 3. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on making a lateral move; 4. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being a consultant/expert witness; 5. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning how to get a book contract and publish a book.
Personal Comments:I was at the University of Tennessee for seven years before moving to the University of Nebraska in 2004. I arrived at Tennessee with a two year old child and had two more children while I was an untenured faculty member. I have served as a consultant/expert witness in ERISA litigation and have four books published or under contract with West Law Group in the areas of ERISA and Property.

 

Paula Monopoli

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, pmonopoli@law.umaryland.edu, Teaching since 1991.
Subjects Taught: Property; Trusts & Estates; Gender in the Legal Profession. 
Scholarly Interests: Nonmarital Children & Inheritance Law; Gender & Constitutional Design  
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to provide advice and suggetions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 2) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on making a lateral move; 4) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning how to get a book contract and publish a book; and 5) I am willing to provide advice concerning classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments: I am the mother of triplets (age 19) and a younger child (age 16). The triplets were born my first year of teaching and my youngest was born three years later while I was still untenured, so I am very happy to talk about balancing work and family as an academic.

 

Nancy Moore

Boston University Law School, nmoore@bu.edu, Teaching since 1978.
Subjects Taught: Torts; Professional Responsibility; Evidence.
Scholarly Interests: Professional Responsibility.
Mentoring: 1. I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 2. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant; 3. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on making a lateral move; 4. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being a consultant/expert witness; 5. I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; 6. I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.


Elizabeth Nowicki

Tulane University, enowicki@tulane.edu, Teaching since 2004.
Subjects Taught: Corps., Business Enterprises, Securities, Deals, Mergers.
Scholarly Interests: Empirical Research, Mergers, Deals, Corporate Governance, Women in Legal Education.
Mentoring: 1) Willing to share notes; 2) Willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; 3) Willing to advise about classroom dynamics and student issues.


Angela Onwuachi-Willig

University of Iowa College of Law, angela-onwuachi@uiowa.edu, Teaching since 2003.
Subjects Taught:Employment Discrimination, Family Law, Critical Race Theory.
Scholarly Interests: Employment Discrimination, Family Law, Critical Race Theory.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes, 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles, 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on making a lateral move, 4) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning how to get a book contract and publish a book, 5) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning blogging, 6) I am willing to provide advice concerning classroom management and student issues.


Tamara Piety

University of Tulsa College of Law, tamara-piety@utulsa.edu, Teaching since 2001.
Subjects Taught: Evidence, Scientific Evidence, Civil Procedure, Basic Corp. Law, Commercial Speech seminar.
Scholarly Interests: Behavioral Science research and its applications to law, con law, First Amend., gender and law, law and culture.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share notes, slides and syllabi, read and provide advice on drafts; 2) I have experience on getting a book contract and would advise, ditto on faculty dynamics and classroom management and other student issues.
Personal Comments:I did not go directly into law teaching and so am also happy to address the issues that arise for those who came to academia outside of the traditional path.


Ellen Podgor

Stetson University College of Law, epodgor@law.stetson.edu, Teaching since 1988.
Subjects Taught: Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, White Collar Crime.
Scholarly Interests: White Collar Crime, International Criminal Law, Computer Crimes, Ethics.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on making a lateral move; 4) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning how to get a book contract and publish a book; 5) I have prior experience as a law school administrator and am willing to provide advice concerning a career move into law school administration; 6) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning blogging.
Personal Comments: I am a former associate dean of faculty development, and have published casebooks with three of the mainstream law publishers. I moved laterally from Georgia State to Stetson after 15 years of teaching. I am the editor of the white collar crime prof blog.


Elizabeth Pendo

St. Louis University School of Law, ependo@slu.edu, Teaching since 2001.
Subjects Taught:Disability Law; Bioethics; Health Law; Employee Benefits/ERISA; Civil Procedure.
Scholarly Interests: I focus on the intersection of issues of disability, gender and race in health insurance, health care and employment.
Mentoring: 1. I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 2. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on making a lateral move; 3. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being a consultant/expert witness; 4. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning tenure issues unique to religiously-affiliated law schools; 5. I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics, and 6. I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I joined the faculty at SLU in 2008-09, after a year long visit. Prior to that, I was at Saint Thomas University in Miami. I also clerked and practiced for a few years before entering the academy.


Josephine (Jo) Potuto

University of Nebraska College of Law, jpotuto1@unl.edu, Teaching since 1981.
Subjects Taught:Federal Jurisdiction; Sports Law; Criminal Procedure; Constitutional Law; Conflict of Laws (have also taught Civil Procedure; Appellate Advocacy, and Administrative Law but not recently).
Scholarly Interests:Process-related questions; Sports; Criminal Procedure, and First Amendment.
Mentoring: 1.I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning how to get a book contract and publish a book; 2. I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics, and 3. I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I have visited at four law colleges during the regular academic year and two during the summer. I can provide advice about visits.


Lisa Pruitt

University of California - Davis, lrpruitt@ucdavis.edu, Teaching since 2001.
Subjects Taught: Torts, Feminist Legal Theory, Sociology of the Legal Profession, Law and Rural Livelihoods.
Scholarly Interests: Law and Rural Livelihoods, Feminist Legal Theory
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning blogging, and 4) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.


Mae Quinn

Washington University at Saint Louis, mquinn@wulaw.wustl.edu, Teaching since 2005.
Subjects Taught:Criminal Law, Juvenile Law Clinic.
Scholarly Interests: Criminal and Juvenile Law and Practice, Women's Legal History.
Mentoring:1) I am willing to share lecture notes, 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles, 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on making a lateral move, 4) I am willing to provide advice concerning classroom management and student issues.


Nancy Rapoport

William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV, nancy.rapoport@unlv.edu, Teaching since 1991.
Subjects Taught: Contracts, Professional Responsibility, Basic Bankruptcy, Ch 11 Bankruptcy, Corporate Scandals, Legal Research and Writing, Sales, Law and Pop Culture.
Scholarly Interests: Intersection of professional responsibility with (1) bankruptcy lawyer behavior, (2) corporate governance and board behavior, and (3) pop culture.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on making a lateral move; 4) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being a consultant/expert witness; 5) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning how to get a book contract and publish a book; 6) I have prior experience as a law school administrator and am willing to provide advice concerning a career move into law school administration; 7) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning blogging; 8) I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; 9) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.


Usha Rodrigues

University of Georgia School of Law, urr8z@yahoo.com, Teaching since 2005.
Subjects Taught: Business Associations; Contracts; Business Planning.
Scholarly Interests: Corporate Governance.
Mentoring: 1. Share lecture notes; 2. Provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3. Prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant; 4. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning blogging; 5. I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.


Susan Rozelle

Stetson University College of Law, srozelle@law.stetson.edu, Teaching since 2003.
Subjects Taught: Criminal Law, Evidence, Criminal Responsibility Seminar.
Scholarly Interests: Criminal Responsibility (insanity, provocation, etc.); death qualification.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on making a lateral move; 4) I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; 5) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I started at Capital, visited at Seattle and Oregon, and lateraled to Stetson, successfully negotiating promotion and tenure and maternity leave issues along the way. I'm past Chair of the AALS Criminal Justice Section, and I created and maintain the AALS New Law Professors Teaching Materials Network www.law.stetson.edu/teachingmaterialsnetwork, a database of contact information for law professors in every subject area who are willing to share teaching notes, PowerPoints, handouts, etc. with colleagues who are prepping the class for the first time.


Susan Stabile

University of St. Thomas School of Law, sjstabile@stthomas.edu, Teaching since 1993.
Subjects Taught: Pensions and Employee Benefits; Employment Law, Administrative Law, Business Organizations, and Legal Method.
Scholarly Interests: Catholic Social Thought and the Law and Employment and Employee Benefits
Mentoring: 1. I am willing to share lecture notes; 2. I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3. I have prior experience as a law school administrator and am willing to provide advice concerning a career move into law school administration; 4. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning tenure issues unique to religiously-affiliated law schools; 5. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning blogging, and 6. I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I taught at St. John's University School of Law since 1993 and moved to University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis) in 2007. During my time at St. John's, I served as Associate Academic Dean for three years.


Melissa Tatum

University of Arizona, melissa.tatum@law.arizona.edu, Teaching since 1997.
Subjects Taught: Conflicts, Criminal Procedure, Indian Law.
Scholarly Interests: Indian Law, Group Rights, Jurisdiction.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; 4) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments: I spent 13 years on the faculty of the University of Tulsa before moving to the University of Arizona, where I am a half time administrator (I run the LLM and SJD programs in Indigenous peoples law) and half time faculty.


Beth Thornburg

SMU Dedman School of Law, ethornbu@smu.edu, Teaching since 1986.
Subjects Taught:Civil Procedure; Conflict of Laws; Complex Litigation; Remedies; State Procedure.
Scholarly Interests: Civil Procedure; Comparative Procedure; Dispute Resolution; Law and Culture.
Mentoring: 1. I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 2. I have prior experience as a law school administrator and am willing to provide advice concerning a career move into law school administration; 3. I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; 4. I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I began law teaching as administrator of the legal research and writing program and then moved into tenure-track teaching. I served for two years as the faculty scholarship mentor, helping tenure-track faculty in the tenure process. I served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs before promotion to full professor (probably a bad idea), and have lived through "we really need a woman on this committee."


Debora Threedy

S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, debora.threedy@law.utah.edu, Teaching since 1986.
Subjects Taught:Contracts, Remedies, Drafting Contracts, Law and Literature (sem), Legal Issues in Archaeology (interdisciplinary w/anthro). I have also taught, but not for awhile: Commercial Law (Articles 2, 3 and 4, 9), Civil Procedure, Appellate Advocacy.
Scholarly Interests:Outsider Jurisprudence (including gender), Law and Literature, Narrative and Storytelling, Law and Archaeology, Legal Archaeology (historical case studies in law).
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 2) I have prior experience as a law school administrator and am willing to provide advice concerning a career move into law school administration; and 3) I am willing to provide advice concerning classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I am originally from Chicago but have lived 25 years in Utah. I have served as faculty director of our academic support program. I have also served as academic dean and as acting dean for a semester while the dean was on leave. I am an actress, musician, and prize-wining playwright and can give advice on how to combine a legal academic career with an artistic/non-legal career. I am unmarried with no children.


Rebecca Tushnet

Georgetown, rebecca@tushnet.com, Teaching since 2003.
Subjects Taught:Copyright, Trademark, Advertising Law, First Amendment Law, Property.
Scholarly Interests: Copyright, Trademark, Advertising Law.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant. 4) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning blogging.
Personal Comments:I have sets of slides as well as lecture notes for Copyright, Trademark, First Amendment Law, Advertising Law, and Property, all of which I'm happy to share, though I'm less experienced as a Property teacher. I moved from NYU to Georgetown as an untenured laterial, and had my first child before tenure. I blog extensively and am happy to discuss the pros and cons.


Ettie Ward

St. John's University School of Law, warde@stjohns.edu, Teaching since 1985.
Subjects Taught: Legal Method; Civil Procedure; Torts; Federal Courts; International Litigation Procedure; International Dispute Resolution; Federal Practice.
Scholarly Interests: Procedural Reform; ADR
Mentoring: 1. I am willing to share lecture notes; 2. I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3. I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning tenure issues unique to religiously-affiliated law schools; 4. I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics; 5. I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.


Sandi Zellmer

University of Nebraska College of Law, szellmer2@unl.edu, Teaching since 1997.
Subjects Taught: Torts, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Water Law.
Scholarly Interests: All of the above, plus property, federalism, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on making a lateral move; 4) I am willing to advise about negotiating faculty dynamics, and 5) I am willing to advise about classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments: I began teaching as a visitor at Drake, then took a tenure-track position at Toledo, and have been in my current position as a tenured professor at Nebraska since 2004. Making the transition from practicing at DOJ to the academic life was more of a challenge than I expected, but it's all good now.


Rebecca Zietlow

University of Toledo College of Law, rebecca.zietlow@utoledo.edu,  Teaching since 1995.
Subjects Taught:Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Women and the Law, Sex Discrimination.
Scholarly Interests:Congressional power to protect individual rights, 13th Amendment, 14th Amendment, legal history, economic and equality rights.
Mentoring: 1) I am willing to share lecture notes; 2) I am willing to provide advice and suggestions on early drafts of scholarly articles; 3) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice on being an untenured faculty member who is pregnant; 4) I have prior experience and am willing to provide advice concerning how to get a book contract and publish a book; and 5)I am willing to provide advice concerning classroom management and student issues.
Personal Comments:I am a former legal services worker. I have two children (girls), ages 10 and 13 in 2011. I was nine months pregnant with the second during my tenure vote. I have written a book that was published by an academic press. I have written a lot and would be happy to help with developing a long term research agenda. I have visited once at another school (Iowa) with my entire family and would be happy to discuss logistics.