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.
Jane Langan Mach Adjunct Law ProfessorJane 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.
John P. Lenich Earl Dunlap Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus
Professor Lenich currently teaches Civil Procedure. 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 a member of the Uniform Law Commission and the Civil Reporter of the Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Practice and Procedure. He has spoken at various continuing legal education programs and has written a number of articles on procedure.
Jonathan L. Marshfield Assistant Professor of Law
Professor Marshfield joined the faculty in 2019. His research focuses on constitutional procedure and design, state constitutional law, and constitutional change. His work explores how procedural rules and political institutions can affect constitutional outcomes. Professor Marshfield’s most recent work has appeared in the Northwestern University Law Review, Boston University Law Review and the Michigan Law Review. Professor Marshfield’s state constitutional research has been cited by the New Jersey Supreme Court, and his resear
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.
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.
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.