Property Law

Professor Richard Duncan

Richard F. Duncan Sherman S. Welpton, Jr. Professor of Law and Warren R. Wise Professor of Law

Professor Duncan joined the faculty in 1979. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1973. In 1976, he received his J.D. degree from the Cornell Law School, where he served on the Board of Editors of the Cornell Law Review. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1977. From 1976-79, he was associated with White & Case, a New York City law firm. Professor Duncan teaches Property and Constitutional Law. He is a passionate and enthusiastic classroom teacher, whose style is not so much Socratic Dialogue as Socratic Performance Art.

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Professor Colleen Medill

Colleen E. Medill Robert & Joanne Berkshire Family Professor of Law

Professor Colleen Medill is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of Employee Benefits Law, and as a teacher of Property and Legal Skills Development.  She teaches three of her four law school courses using textbooks that she has authored.  Professor Medill is the sole author of Introduction to Employee Benefits Law: Policy and Practice (West 5th ed. 2018), Developing Professional Skills: Property (West 2011), and Acing Property (West 2d ed. 2012).  She is a co-author of Contemporary Property (West 4th ed. 2013).   

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Professor Jessica Shoemaker

Jessica A. Shoemaker Associate Professor of Law

Professor Shoemaker joined the law faculty in 2012.  She received her B.A. degree in English, summa cum laude, from the University of Iowa, and graduated first in her class from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she also served as an editor of the Wisconsin Law Review and was active in a range of student organizations.

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