Monday, February 26, 2018
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law announced that Brad Desnoyer will join the IU McKinney faculty as Clinical Associate Professor of Law. Brad currently teaches at the University of Missouri School of Law. He joined Mizzou Law in 2011 after clerking at the Missouri Supreme Court and later serving as the Court’s Deputy Communication Counsel. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and earned his J.D. at the University of Missouri, serving as an editorial member of the Missouri Law Review. As a coach, Brad has led five teams, in four years, to the ABA National Arbitration Competition. He has won numerous awards for his teaching and service. He recently co-published an article about race, rhetoric, and judicial opinions in the Maryland Law Review, in addition to co-publishing the exam writing guide, How to Write Law Exams: IRAC Perfected.
The school also announced that Laura Riff will join IU McKinney as Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law after seven years as a litigator and a year as adjunct faculty at McKinney. After graduating magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, Laura began her career in complex commercial litigation at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, DC. She further developed this litigation practice at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, where she was promoted to partner in 2016. Laura has represented clients in trial and appellate proceedings in a variety of disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, securities, corporate governance, truth in advertising, and products liability matters. Laura is an active member of the Illinois, New York, and District of Columbia bars.
Hat tip to Jim Dimitri.