Professor Laura Padilla during a lecture

Faculty Experts

Find a legal expert

Are you a member of the media looking for legal expert to discuss a particular topic? Feel free to reach out to communications@cwsl.edu to speak with one of our professors. We invite you to also look through the following list of subject matter experts.

Professor Donald Smythe

Expertise

Commercial Law, Contracts, Law and Economics, Legal Education and Bar Admissions, Real Property Law

Professor Emily Behzadi

Expertise

NFTs

Professor Robert Bohrer

Expertise

Biotechnology, Food & Drug Law, Pharmaceutical Policy

Professor Catherine Hardee

Expertise

Business Organizations, Constitutional Law, Deal Litigation, Torts

Professor Laura Padilla

Expertise

Business Organizations and Business Planning; Corporate Governance

Professor Donald Smythe

Expertise

Commercial Law, Contracts, Law and Economics, Legal Education and Bar Admissions, Real Property Law

 

Professor Kenneth Klein

Expertise

Administrative Law, Appellate Litigation, Civil Procedure, Evidence, Jury Practice, Natural Disaster Law, Pro Bono Legal Services, Residential Insurance

Professor William Aceves

Expertise

Civil Rights

Professor Donald Smythe

Expertise

Commercial Law, Contracts, Law and Economics, Legal Education and Bar Admissions, Real Property Law

Professor William Aceves

Expertise

Civil Rights

Professor Jessica Fink

Expertise

Constitutional Law, Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Federal and State Rights

Professor Catherine Hardee

Expertise

Business Organizations, Constitutional Law, Deal Litigation, Torts

Professor Nancy Marcus

Expertise

LGBTQ+ Rights, Reproductive Rights

Professor Glenn Smith

Expertise

Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Current Issues in Constitutional Law

Dean Sean Scott

Expertise

Contracts

Professor Donald Smythe


Expertise

Commercial Law, Contracts, Law and Economics, Legal Education and Bar Admissions, Real Property Law

Professor Justin Brooks

Expertise

Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Federal Sentencing; Wrongful Convictions

Professor Erin Sheley

Expertise

Criminal Law; Evidence; White Collar Crime; Criminal Procedure

Associate Dean Daniel Yeager

Expertise

Criminal Law; Remedies; Criminal Law Theory, Criminal Procedure

Professor William Aceves

Expertise

Critical Race Theory

Professor in Residence Timothy Casey

Expertise

Career Preparation; Clinical Internships; STEPPS Program 

Professor Bob Bohrer

Expertise

Drug Law

Professor Joanna Sax

Expertise

Food Law

Professor Jessica Fink

Professor Hannah Brenner Johnson

Expertise

Title IX; gender and the Supreme Court

Professor Laura Padilla

Expertise

Race, Gender & Power

Professor Susan Bisom-Rapp

Expertise

Sexual Harassment Law; Intersection of gender and age for working women; Impact of caregiving on employment opportunity and pay 

Professor Sean Scott

Expertise

Race, Gender, & Law

Professor Joanna Sax

Expertise

Food Law; Health Law; FDA Law

Professor James Cooper

Expertise

International Business Transactions; Torts; Comparative Law; International Trade Law; Latin American Legal Culture 

Professor Brenda Simon

Professor James Cooper

Expertise

International Business Transactions; Torts; Comparative Law; International Trade Law; Latin American Legal Culture

Professor William Aceves

Expertise

International Law; Human Rights Law; Civil Procedure

Professor Richard Oppong

Professor Jessica Fink

Expertise

Constitutional Law, Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Federal and State Rights

Professor Susan Bisom-Rapp

Expertise

Employment Law; Employment Discrimination; Diversity and Inclusion; Occupational Safety and Health; the Gig Economy

Professor Donald Smythe

Expertise

Commercial Law, Contracts, Law and Economics, Legal Education and Bar Admissions, Real Property Law

Professor Joanna Sax

 

Professor Glenn Smith

Expertise

Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Current Issues in Constitutional Law

Dean Sean Scott

Expertise

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Professor Donald Smythe

Expertise

Legal Education and Bar Admissions

Professor David Austin

Expertise

Legal Skills

Professor Allison Cato

Expertise

Legal Writing, Legal Skills, STEPPS Program

Professor Amy Day

Expertise

Legal Writing

Professor Joshua Jones

Expertise

Legal Research and Writing

Professor Liam Vavasour

Expertise

Legal Writing

Professor Nancy Marcus

Expertise

Legal Writing

 

Professor Glenn Smith

Expertise

Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Current Issues in Constitutional Law

Professor Kenneth Klein

Expertise

Affordability, Availability, and Adequacy of Homeowner Insurance; Underinsurance issues exposed and exacerbated by natural disasters; social inflation

Professor Laura Padilla

Expertise

Land Use Regulation; Property; Trusts & Estates; Women, Property & the Law; Real Estate

Professor Donald Smythe

Expertise

Commercial Law, Contracts, Law and Economics, Real Property Law

Professor Michael Yu

Expertise

Community Property, Estate & Gift Tax, Federal Income Tax, Internal Taxation, Trusts & Estates

Professor Michael Yu

Expertise

Community Property, Estate & Gift Tax, Federal Income Tax, Internal Taxation, Trusts & Estates

Professor Susan Bisom-Rapp

Expertise

General Torts

Professor Robert Bohrer

Professor Catherine Hardee

Expertise

Business Organizations, Constitutional Law, Deal Litigation, Torts

Professor Nancy Marcus

Expertise

Toxic torts

Professor Laura Padilla

Expertise

Land Use Regulation; Property; Trusts & Estates; Women, Property & the Law

Professor Michael Yu

Expertise

Community Property, Estate & Gift Tax, Federal Income Tax, Internal Taxation, Trusts & Estates