A law school is only as strong as its faculty. At the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, students learn from some of the nation’s foremost scholars and innovative legal instructors. They have played an integral role in ASU Law establishing itself as one of the highest ranked public law schools in the nation, a leading center of scholarly exchange with a tradition of exceptional bar-passage and quality job-placement rates.
Among the notable faculty members are a distinguished group of honorees, listed as named chairs, professors, scholars or fellows, who bring a wealth of experience, diverse backgrounds and groundbreaking research to ASU Law.
“We are indebted to our generous donors for affording us the opportunity to recruit, retain and recognize the most talented legal minds in the world,” said ASU Law Dean Douglas Sylvester. “Our faculty are as hard-working as they are talented, producing groundbreaking legal research while making incredible contributions to our law school and the surrounding community.”
Among the most recent additions to the list are the Jonathan and Wendy Rose Professor of Law, the Roslyn O. Silver Professor of Law, the Marie Selig Professor of Law and the Mary Sigler Distinguished Research Scholar.
The honorific appointments among the ASU Law faculty are:
Charles J. Merriam Distinguished Professor of Law
Banks joined the ASU Law faculty in 2017. She is an immigration and citizenship expert who is part of ASU’s Southwest Borderlands Initiative, a provost program that focuses on issues related to the Arizona-Mexico border. Her research focuses on membership and belonging in democratic societies. Her scholarship has appeared in leading American law review journals such as the Emory Law Journal, the William & Mary Law Review, and Brooklyn Law Review. She is an active member of the American Society of International Law Executive Council. Banks frequently appears on public radio and television to discuss issues related to immigration and citizenship.
Regents Professor of Law
Bodansky, who teaches courses in public international law and sustainability, is a leading authority on international environmental law, particularly global climate change law. He joined ASU in 2010, after serving as the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia School of Law. Bodansky has worked in the U.S. State Department, first as an attorney-adviser from 1985 to 1989, then as the climate change coordinator from 1999 to 2001. Since 2001, he has been a consultant and senior adviser to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. He is the U.S.-nominated arbitrator under the Antarctic Environmental Protocol, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Society of International Law. He wrote “The Art and Craft of International Environmental Law,” which received the 2010 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award of the International Law Association, as the best book that year in the field of international environmental studies. His recent book, “International Climate Change Law,” co-authored with Lavanya Rajamani and Jutta Brunnee, received the 2018 Certificate of Merit from the American Society of International Law as the best book that year in a specialized area of international law.
Charles M. Brewer Professor of Trial Advocacy
Patty Ferguson-Bohnee has substantial experience in Indian law, election law and policy matters, voting rights, and status clarification of tribes. She is a clinical professor of law, the faculty director of the Indian Legal Program and the director of the Indian Legal Clinic at ASU. Professor Ferguson-Bohnee has testified before the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Louisiana State Legislature regarding tribal recognition, and has successfully assisted four Louisiana tribes in obtaining state recognition. Professor Ferguson-Bohnee has represented tribal clients in administrative, state, federal, and tribal courts, as well as before state and local governing bodies and proposed revisions to the Real Estate Disclosure Reports to include tribal provisions. She has assisted in complex voting rights litigation on behalf of tribes, and she has drafted state legislative and congressional testimony on behalf of tribes with respect to voting rights’ issues.
Mary Sigler Fellow
Professor Karen Bradshaw teaches environmental law and researches governance of natural resources, with an emphasis on emerging regulatory approaches including certification regimes, public-private partnerships and collaborative settlements. Bradshaw is also a faculty affiliate scholar with the Classical Liberal Institute at New York University School of Law and Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. She is an expert on wildfire law and has also written about land development and forest management.
Alan Matheson Fellow in Law
Calleros’ research interests include international and comparative contract law; international conflict of laws; the intersection of free speech with race and gender discrimination; and various issues regarding legal education. He has authored textbooks on contracts, legal method and writing, and law student study and exam skills. At ASU, he teaches Contracts, International Contracts, and Civil Rights Legislation. He joined the faculty in 1981, and for many years coached ASU's teams in the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Calleros has earned numerous awards for teaching, and for his work in mentoring programs and youth outreach, including the ABA’s Spirit of Excellence Award in 2011, and the Los Abogados Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a past president of Region XIV of the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Jack E. Brown Professor in Law
Chodorow’s research and teaching interests lie in tax, administrative and regulatory law. He joined the faculty in 2004, and his research focuses on religious taxation and a variety of contemporary tax issues, such as the taxability of virtual income. Chodorow is a past chair of the Teaching Tax Committee of the ABA’s Tax Section and the AALS's Section on Jewish Law. He is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Tannenwald Writing Competition. He previously served as faculty editor of Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology. At New York University, he won the David H. Moses Memorial Prize for having the highest cumulative academic average and the Harry J. Rudick Memorial Award for distinction in the LLM. tax program.
Roslyn O. Silver Professor of Law
Demaine's research interests include the empirical analysis of law, legal procedure, and legal decision making, the application of legal and psychological perspectives to social issues, ethical, legal, and social issues deriving from advances in technology, and information campaigns and persuasion. Demaine, who joined the ASU Law faculty in 2004, teaches a torts course and seminars in law and psychology and cults and alternative religions. In 2005, she founded the law and psychology JD/Ph.D. program, a joint venture of ASU Law and ASU’s Department of Psychology that focuses on the analysis and improvement of law and public policy. She was a behavioral scientist and policy analyst at RAND, and she has held an American Psychological Association Congressional Fellowship, through which she worked with the Senate Judiciary Committee on FBI and Department of Justice oversight, judicial nominations and legislation. Demaine also has held an American Psychological Association Science Policy Fellowship, working with the CIA’s Behavioral Sciences Unit on issues involving cross-cultural persuasion.
Dennis S. Karjala Professor of Law, Science and Technology
Fellmeth is a leading expert in public international law and international business transactions. He has published extensively on international legal theory, the history of international law, the international law of armed conflict, international trade law, human rights, and intellectual property law. He teaches Public International Law, International Business Transactions, International Law of Armed Conflict, International Human Rights Law, and Intellectual Property Law. Professor Fellmeth's work has been cited several times by federal courts and in testimony before Congress. He has served as an Executive Advisory Committee member of International Legal Materials and is currently on the Board of Directors of the International Law Association (American Branch) and the chair of its International Human Rights Committee. Before coming to ASU, Fellmeth clerked for the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. International Trade Commission and at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs.
Jack E. Brown Chair in Law
Grey publishes and teaches on issues of tort law, products liability and mass tort litigation, as well as neuroscience and law. Her recent scholarly work has focused on the study of no-fault compensation systems in the United States, as well as the impact of advancements in neuroscience on tort law. Grey also has taught products liability as part of a common law program to law students in France. Grey has previously served as a trial attorney for the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice through the Honors Program, where she represented federal agencies and officials in litigation involving constitutional, statutory and regulatory issues. A former articles editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, Grey clerked for Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr. of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the American Law Institute and Professional Editorial Board for Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology.
Marie Selig Professor of Law
Gubler studies corporate law and financial and securities regulation. He joined the ASU Law faculty in 2011 after spending two years as a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School. He is a 2005 graduate of Harvard Law School, and served as a clerk for Judge Richard C. Wesley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. His recent scholarship has focused on insider-trading law, the culture of CEO pay and the institutional design of securities regulation. Gubler has been published in the Georgetown Law Journal, the William and Mary Law Review, the Boston College Law Review and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, among others, and his articles have been anthologized in the Corporate Practice Commentator (ed., Robert B. Thompson) and the Securities Law Review (ed., Donald C. Langevoort). He has been awarded the C-LEAF Junior Faculty Scholarship Prize by the Center for Law, Economics and Finance at George Washington University Law School, and he has been selected to present his scholarship at the Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum.
Distinguished Endowed Professorship in Legal Method
A professor at ASU Law since 2001, Herrera teaches a variety of courses, including Legal Writing and Method, Legal Advocacy, Writing for Law Practice, Indian Legal Research, and first-year Property. Her scholarly interests include legislative drafting and tribal law, as well as the intersection of legal writing and legal research. Professor Herrera is a member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute. She is a past chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Section of the Maricopa County Bar and a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the Federal District Court for the District of Arizona, and the United States Supreme Court. She writes a monthly column about legal writing for the Maricopa County Bar’s publication, Maricopa Lawyer.
John J. Bouma Fellow in ADR
Hinshaw’s research and teaching interests lie in the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), primarily mediation and negotiation. His research bridges ADR theory and practice, and his teaching responsibilities include the Lodestar Mediation Clinic and Negotiation among other ADR courses. He is active in the ADR community, having served on several academic and professional committees at the state and national levels. Currently, he serves as a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Mediator Ethical Guidance and is a contributor to Indisputably, the ADR Prof Blog. Outside of the ADR realm, Hinshaw is a member of the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct. He joined the ASU Law faculty after teaching at the University of Missouri School of Law and at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.
Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law
Professor James G. Hodge Jr., who joined ASU Law in 2009, is the director of ASU’s Center for Public Health Law and Policy. Through scholarship, teaching and applied projects, Hodge delves into multiple areas of health law, public health law, global health law, ethics and human rights. Since 2010, he has also served as director of the Western Region Office of the Network for Public Health Law, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Since its inception, the office has assisted lawyers, health officials, practitioners, students and others nationally on over 3,300 claims.
Jonathan and Wendy Rose Professor of Law
Kramer, who joined the ASU Law faculty in 2010, teaches and writes in the areas of property law and civil rights law. His book, “Outsiders: The Future of Civil Rights,” is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. He previously taught at Penn State and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and began his teaching career as the inaugural Charles R. Williams Teaching Fellow at UCLA School of Law. Kramer is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the University of Illinois Law Review.
W.P. Kay Fellow in Legal Method
Amy Langenfeld’s research pursuits include judicial writing, legislative drafting, and oral communications skills for professional settings. She teaches Legal Method and Writing, Legal Advocacy, Writing for Law Practice, Writing for Judicial Clerks, and Intensive Legal Writing. Before joining ASU in 2005, Professor Langenfeld practiced water law in Phoenix, advising clients throughout Arizona regarding their water-rights claims and compliance with state and federal environmental laws. She participated in litigation conducted at the administrative hearing level, in Arizona’s state courts, and in the federal District Court for the District of Arizona. As a law student, she served as managing editor of the Arizona State Law Journal and earned membership in the Order of the Coif. As an undergraduate student, Professor Langenfeld received a graduation distinction for community service and Georgetown University’s nomination for the Rhodes, Marshall and other post-graduate fellowships.
Richard Morrison Professorship in Water Law
Larson’s research and teaching interests are in property law, administrative law, and environmental and natural resource law, in particular, domestic and international water law and policy. He graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, and received his Master of Science in Water Science, Policy, and Management from Oxford University, where he was a Weidenfeld Scholar. Larson’s research focuses on the impact of technological innovation on water rights regimes, and on the sustainability implications of a human right to water. He is a Senior Research Fellow with the Kyl Center for Water Policy, where he works on dispute resolution and improved processes in water rights adjudications in Arizona and the Colorado River Basin. Larson was a visiting professor and Fulbright Scholar at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, and works in the Middle East on water security issues.
Foundation Professor of Law and Leadership
Leeds is a scholar of Indigenous law and policy and an experienced leader in law, higher education, governance and economic development. She is Dean Emeritus at the University of Arkansas School of Law and the first Indigenous woman to lead a law school. She also served as the inaugural Vice Chancellor for Economic Development at the University of Arkansas. Leeds’ previous roles include: director of the Tribal Law & Government Center at the University of Kansas, and director of the Northern Plains Indian Law Center at the University of North Dakota. She began her academic career as a William H. Hastie Fellow at University of Wisconsin School of Law. She was the first woman to serve as a Justice on the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court. She is currently a Muscogee (Creek) Nation district court judge and an appellate court judge for Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. Leeds also served ASU Law as the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law.
Foundation Professor of Law
Lindquist is an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional law, administrative law, and empirical legal studies. She became deputy provost and vice president for academic affairs and Foundation Professor of Law and Political Science at Arizona State University in 2016. She served as dean and arch professor at the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs from 2013 to 2016, after serving as interim dean, associate dean for outreach, and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Texas School of Law. Lindquist graduated magna cum laude with a juris doctor from Temple University, where she served as editor in chief of the Temple Law Review. She received a PhD in political science and public administration from the University of South Carolina.
Amelia D. Lewis Professor of Constitutional and Criminal Law
Luna teaches and writes primarily in the areas of criminal law and procedure. A former prosecutor in the San Diego District Attorney’s Office, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California and received his juris doctor with honors from Stanford Law School. He has been a fellow and lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, served as the senior Fulbright Scholar to New Zealand, has been a visiting scholar with the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, a visiting professor with the Cuban Society of Penal Sciences, a visiting professional in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and a research fellow with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Before joining the ASU Law faculty, Luna was the Sydney and Frances Lewis Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, and before that, the Hugh B. Brown Professor of Law at the University of Utah.
Marchant’s research interests include legal aspects of genomics and personalized medicine, risk and the precautionary principle, and governance of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience, biotechnology, blockchain and artificial intelligence. He joined the ASU Law faculty in 1999 and was named a Regents Professor in 2011. Marchant, who frequently lectures about the intersection of law and science at national and international conferences, is also a professor in ASU’s School of Life Sciences, is a Distinguished Sustainability Scientist in ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability, and is a Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics Professor. He was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology and editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review, and he was awarded the Fay Diploma as the top graduating student at Harvard Law School. Marchant has served on six National Academy of Sciences committees, has been the principal investigator on several major grants, and has organized numerous academic conferences on law and science issues.
Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar
Professor Robert J. Miller joined ASU Law in 2013. His areas of expertise are federal Indian law, American Indians and international law, American Indian economic development, Native American natural resources and civil procedure. He is an enrolled citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe. Before joining ASU Law, Miller was on the faculty of Lewis & Clark Law School from 1999 to 2013. Prior to his career in academia, he practiced Indian law with Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, and practiced litigation for the Stoel Rives law firm. Following graduation from law school, he clerked for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Miller’s scholarly works include articles, books and book chapters on a wide array of federal Indian law issues and civil procedure, and he speaks regularly on Indian law issues across the U.S. and in other countries.
Joseph Feller Memorial Chair in Law and Sustainability
Rule’s research focuses mainly on emerging property law issues involving wind energy, solar energy, domestic drones, and other technologies. He teaches property, secured transactions, and energy law and policy, and the Sustainability Law Research Seminar. Rule graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 2005, where he served on the Chicago Journal of International Law and was a John M. Olin Student Fellow in Law & Economics. He is the author of the 2014 book “Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development” and the 2018 casebook “Renewable Energy: Law, Policy & Practice.” In recent years, he has worked on renewable energy policy research projects funded under the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Defense.
Saks’ research interests focus on empirical studies of law and the legal system, especially decision-making in the legal process, evidence law, the law's use of science, the behavior of the litigation system, and legal policy affecting medical patient safety. Saks, who joined ASU in 2000, has served as editor of the journals Law & Human Behavior and Jurimetrics, as president of the American Psychology-Law Society and chair of the Section on Law and Social Science of the AALS. He has written 11 books and been co-editor/co-author of “Modern Scientific Evidence” and the “Annotated Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence,” and co-author of “The Psychological Foundations of Evidence Law” (2016). His 1992 article titled “The Behavior of the Tort Litigation System” has been the most-cited tort law article in the past 25 years. His work has earned numerous awards and been cited in a number of judicial opinions, including by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Foundation Professor of Law
Michael Selmi joined the faculty as a Foundation Professor of Law in 2020. He was previously the Samuel Tyler Research Professor at George Washington University Law School where he taught for more than twenty years, and has also taught at The University of North Carolina, Boston University and Harvard Law School. He teaches and writes in the areas of employment discrimination, employment law and civil rights. He is the coauthor of three casebooks and has published more than 50 articles in the Cornell Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review among others. His scholarship has been widely cited, and he is also a frequent commentator for media outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Law360, NPR and Bloomberg Radio. He has also worked on a number of Supreme Court cases.
Dan Cracchiolo Chair in Constitutional Law
James Weinstein is the Dan Cracchiolo Chair in Constitutional Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. He is Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science & Innovation at ASU, and an Associate Fellow, Centre for Public Law at the University of Cambridge. His academic interests are Constitutional Law, especially Free Speech, as well as Jurisprudence and Legal History. He is co-editor of Extreme Speech and Democracy (Oxford University Press 2009, paperback edition 2010); the author of Hate Speech, Pornography and the Radical Attack on Free Speech Doctrine (Westview Press 1999). Weinstein has written numerous articles in law review symposia on a variety of free speech topics, including: free speech theory, hate speech regulation and political legitimacy, free speech and lies, obscenity doctrine, institutional review boards, commercial speech, database protection, campaign finance reform, the relationship between free speech and other constitutional rights, hate crimes, and campus speech codes. He has litigated several significant free speech cases, primarily on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union.