Civil Trial & Procedure

David Dirgo Adjunct Law Professor

David Dirgo is a Career Law Clerk at the Nebraska Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska.

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Professor Roger Kirst

Roger W. Kirst Henry M. Grether Professor of Law Emeritus

Professor Kirst joined the faculty in 1974 and is a Professor of Law. In 1970 he received his J.D. degree from Stanford Law School where he served as a member of the Stanford Law Review. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1971 and the Nebraska Bar in 1974. He was employed as an associate by a New York City law firm from 1970-71 and served in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps from 1971-74. Professor Kirst teaches Civil Procedure, Evidence and Civil Rights Litigation.

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Jane Langan Mach

Jane Langan Mach Adjunct Law Professor

Jane Langan Mach is a Partner with Rembolt Ludtke LLP. She was admitted to the Nebraska Supreme Court in 1995 after graduating from UNL College of Law with Highest Distinction in 1995, and was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2004.  She is an American Bar Association Fellow (limited to 1/3 of 1% of lawyers) and served as State Chair from 2010-2014). She has been a Great Plains Super Lawyer in Business Law and Family Law since 2009 and is a regular speaker at the annual family law seminar.

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Professor John Lenich

John P. Lenich Earl Dunlap Distinguished Professor of Law

Professor Lenich currently teaches Civil Procedure and Remedies.  He enjoys trying to make complex concepts relevant and understandable for students.  He also enjoys working with lawyers and judges on procedural issues.  He is currently the Civil Reporter of the Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Practice and Procedure, has spoken at various continuing legal education programs, and has written a number of articles on procedure. 

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Kevin Ruser

Kevin Ruser Richard and Margaret Larson Professor of Law and M.S. Hevelone Professor of Law

Professor Ruser joined the Law College faculty in June, 1985, as a supervising attorney in the Civil Clinical Law Program. He received a B.A. from UNL in 1975, with an English major and a history minor. Professor Ruser attended UNL College of Law and received his J.D. in 1979. He worked for Western Nebraska Legal Services from 1979-1985; the first two years were spent in the Grand Island branch office, and the last four years were spent in the Scottsbluff office, where he was managing attorney.

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Professor Anna Shavers

Anna W. Shavers Acting Dean

Anna Williams Shavers is the Cline Williams Professor of Citizenship Law and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion.

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Professor Ryan SUllivan

Ryan Sullivan Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Sullivan joined the Law College faculty in August, 2013, as a supervising attorney in the Civil Clinical Law Program. He received his B.A. from Colorado State University-Pueblo while completing his enlistment in the U.S. Army, majoring in business administration. Thereafter he attended California University of Pennsylvania where he obtained his Master’s in Health Sciences. After a career in the fitness industry, he enrolled at UNL College of Law where he served as an editor of the Nebraska Law Review, the Chair of the Moot Court Board, and a member of the National Trial Team.

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Maggie Wittlin

Maggie Wittlin Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Maggie Wittlin joined the law faculty in 2016. Her research focuses on evidence, criminal and civil procedure, intellectual property, and law and behavioral sciences. She uses theoretical, mathematical, and empirical methods to study how legal actors—judges, jurors, and lawyers, as well as citizens subject to laws—should and do make decisions.

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