Friday, May 1, 2015

Legal Studies Professor Hires for 2015

PrawfsBlawg has compiled an entry-level hiring report for law professors a number of years. Brian Leiter tracks law professor lateral hires with tenure. These lists serve at least two purposes:

  • welcoming new hires into the academy (or to their new positions) and
  • providing a summary of the state of the legal academic hiring market

As a curious law firm associate, with hopes of an academic career, lists of this type were especially valuable in shining light on the qualifications of new academic hires.

While the lists of law professor hires seem well-covered elsewhere, I have not seen similar hiring lists for legal studies professor hires in business schools. For this first edition, I am simply pasting the material sent to me via e-mail or in the comments. I will cover full-time entry level or lateral hires in this list, but may split them into separate posts in future years. I will continue to update this list periodically, as some business schools may still be hiring.

Updated 7/7/2015

Details below the page break.

 

KELLEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, INDIANA UNIVERSITY

Karen Woody joins the Department of Business Law & Ethics at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, as Assistant Professor of Business Law & Ethics.  Karen’s scholarship is focused on securities law and financial regulation, and she has published articles in law journals including the Fordham Law Review, Nevada Law Journal, and the Journal of Corporation Law.  She was most recently a senior associate at the law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in Washington, D.C.  She has taught at Geogetown, George Washington, and American University law schools.  Karen holds an LLM from Georgetown, a JD from American, a graduate diploma in theology from Regent College, University of British Columbia, and a BA from the University of Virginia.

Following a very competitive search, Abbey Stemler will transition from Lecturer of Business Law & Ethics to Assistant Professor of Business Law & Ethics in the Department of Business Law & Ethics at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.  Abbey holds a JD/MBA from IU.  She is the author of multiple journal articles dealing with issues from smallhold farm financing in Africa to the impact of ethics policies on IPO performance.  Her scholarly agenda, though, focuses primarily on the regulation of the sharing economy.  Abbey is already an award-winning teacher at the Kelley School.

April Sellers joins the Department of Business Law & Ethics at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, as Clinical Associate Professor of Business Law & Ethics.  She was most recently a partner at the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she was a civil litigator with a practice in a broad range of areas.  April was previously Deputy Chief of Staff and Deputy Corporation Counsel in the administration of Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson.  She is a graduate of IU Maurer School of Law and Ohio Wesleyan University.

Joining the Department of Business Law & Ethics at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, as Clinical Associate Professor of Business Law & Ethics is Kelly Eskew.  Kelly was most recently an attorney with the Indiana ACLU where she worked on a broad range of civil rights cases, including Indiana’s marriage equality cases.  Prior to that, Kelly worked in house for the IU Health system and for two Indianapolis Law Firms. She has also taught at Butler University and the IU McKinney School of Law.  She holds an M.A. in U.S. History from IU-Indianapolis, a JD from McKinney, and a BA in Philosophy from Excelsior College.

 

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

Mike Schuster, Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University's Spears School of Business (fall 2015, intellectual property)

LLM - NYU (trade regulation)

JD - South Texas College of Law

BS - University of Texas, Austin

Clerkships - District—S.D. Texas & Bankruptcy—S.D. Texas

 

STOCKTON UNIVERSITY

Kerrin Wolf, Assistant Professor of Business Law (fall 2015)

PhD - University of Delaware (Public Policy)

BA, JD - William & Mary

Freedman Fellow, Temple Law (LL.M. expected)

VAP, Stockton University 2014-2015

 

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA - LAFAYETTE 

Chase Edwards, Assistant Professor of Business Law (fall 2015)

J.D. - Louisiana State University

M.B.A. - U.S. Naval Post-Graduate School

B.S. - Louisiana Tech University 

 

UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS (OPUS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS)

Stephanie ZschokkeDistinguished Service Professor of Ethics and Business Law (January 2015)

J.D. –  William Mitchel College of Law

LL.M. in Corporate Taxation & Business Structuring – William Mitchell College of Law

B.A. –  University of St. Thomas 

 

WASHINGTON & LEE UNIVERSITY

Julie Youngman, Assistant Professor of Business Law (fall 2015)

BA, MA, JD - Duke University

Clerkship - 4th Circuit

 

WHARTON SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Peter Conti-Brown, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics (July 2015)

(banking/financial institutions, administrative law, history)

PhD – Princeton University (History) (Expected)

JD – Stanford University

AB – Harvard College

Fellowship – Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance

Clerkships – D.C. Circuit & Second Circuit

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Mike Schuster, Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University's Spears School of Business (fall 2015, intellectual property)
LLM - NYU (trade regulation)
JD - South Texas College of Law
Clerkships - District—S.D. Texas & Bankruptcy—S.D. Texas

Posted by: Mike Schuster | May 4, 2015 3:11:33 PM

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