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An esteemed and accomplished faculty has been instrumental in establishing the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University as one of the highest-ranked public law schools in the country. Among the most notable faculty members are 22 chairs, fellows, professorships and scholars, who bring a wealth of experience, diverse backgrounds and groundbreaking research to ASU Law.
“These titles recognize and honor notable contributions to the scholarly world, the legal academy and to the law school,” said ASU Law Dean Douglas Sylvester. “The number of people we reward indicates the overall strength of our faculty, and are commitment to important research.”
Among the most recent additions to the list are the Dan Cracchiolo Chair in Constitutional Law, the Joseph Feller Memorial Chair in Law and Sustainability, and the John J. Bouma Fellow in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
“We are deeply grateful to the generous donors who have made our endowments possible,” Sylvester said. “Our community has shown a sustained commitment to robust scholarly exchange.”
The 22 appointments among the ASU Law faculty are:
Jack E. Brown Chair in Law
Abbott’s research focuses on the interdisciplinary study of international law and international relations, including a wide range of public and private international institutions in fields including environmental issues, development policy, global health, anti-corruption, emerging technologies and international trade. In addition to holding the Jack E. Brown Chair in Law, he also has a faculty appointment in the ASU School of Politics and Global Studies. He joined ASU Law in 2006, after teaching for more than 25 years at Northwestern University School of Law, where he held the Elizabeth Froehling Horner Chair in Law and Commerce, and also served as director of Northwestern’s Center for International and Comparative Studies. Abbott is a lead faculty member of the Earth System Governance Project, and a member of the editorial boards of International Theory, Regulation and Governance and the Journal of International Economic Law. In 2017, he received the inaugural Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Studies Association International Law Section.
Charles J. Merriam Distinguished Professor of Law
Banks, the newest faculty member among ASU Law’s named professorships, joined the school this year. An immigration and citizenship expert, she will be part of ASU’s Southwest Borderlands Initiative, a provost program that focuses on issues related to the Arizona-Mexico border. She most recently taught at the William & Mary School of Law and is a regular contributor to leading American law review journals. She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Spelman College summa cum laude and a Master of Letters in sociology from Oxford, where she was a Marshall Scholar. Banks is a 2000 graduate of Harvard Law School, where she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review and the Harvard International Law Journal.
Foundation 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 on the Beyond Kyoto and Pocantico Dialogue projects at 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.
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. 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.
Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar
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.
Foundation Professor of Law
Clinton teaches and writes about federal Indian law, tribal law, Native American history, constitutional law, federal courts, cyberspace law, copyrights, and civil procedure. He serves as chief justice of the Winnebago Supreme Court and as an associate justice for the Colorado River Indian Tribes Court of Appeals, the Hualapai Tribal Court of Appeals, and the Hopi Court of Appeals, and as a judge pro tem for the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians. He is an affiliated faculty member of the ASU American Indian Studies program, and a faculty fellow in the Center for Law, Science and Innovation. He is the co-author of casebooks on Indian law and federal courts, “The Handbook of Federal Indian Law” (1982), and multiple editions of “American Indian Law: Native Nations and the Federal System, Colonial and American Indian Treaties.”
Charles M. Brewer Professor of Trial Advocacy
Dauber regularly teaches courses relating to civil procedure, professionalism and dispute-resolution processes, and he is devoted to supervising and instructing student attorneys in ASU Law’s Civil Justice Clinic. His research interests include court-connected mediation and other forms of dispute resolution, and he regularly presents papers and workshops on topics related to alternative dispute resolution. Dauber helped design the Lodestar Mediation Clinic, a course offering in which law students receive intensive skills training and practical experience in the mediation process, while studying the theoretical foundations of alternative dispute resolution. He is a former director of the mediation clinic and also has served as the interim director of ASU Law’s Clinical Program. He has served on the boards of directors for Community Legal Services, the Arizona Dispute Resolution Association, the Homeless Legal Assistance Project and the Capital Representation Project, and on the ADR Advisory Board to the Supreme Court of Arizona.
Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar
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.
Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar
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 Professor 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.
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.
Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar
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.
Richard Morrison Fellow 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.
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.
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.
Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law and the Legal Profession
Lynk, who joined the ASU Law faculty in 2000 as a visiting scholar from practice, teaches civil procedure, legal ethics and business organizations. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he has served as a special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and on the White House Domestic Policy Staff in the Carter administration. From 2004 to 2010, Lynk served as ASU’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA and the Pac-10 (now Pac-12) Conference. He has served as chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities and as a chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Professional Discipline. He served two terms on the Civil Rules Advisory Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States, an emeritus member of the governing Council of the American Law Institute; is a past president of the District of Columbia Bar; a past national chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation; and is the incoming chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
Marchant’s research interests include legal aspects of genomics and personalized medicine, the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, and governance of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience, biotechnology 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 five 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.
Murphy’s primary teaching and research areas are philosophy of law and jurisprudence, criminal law, ethics and religion, moral philosophy (including moral psychology), philosophy in literature/law and literature, and Kant’s moral, political and legal philosophy. He has written numerous books and articles on the theory of punishment, forgiveness and mercy, and the moral emotions, including the 2012 book “Punishment and the Moral Emotions--Essays in Law, Morality, and Religion.” Murphy, who joined the ASU Law faculty in 1987, is a frequent lecturer at conferences and meetings, and he gave, at the invitation of the Divinity Faculty, four Stanton Lectures at Cambridge University in 2010. He previously served as chair of the Philosophy Department at ASU and is a past president of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division.
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. 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.” 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.
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.