School of Law Welcomes Visiting Faculty Members for Fall 2007

Lexington, VA Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The School of Law is pleased to welcome several visiting faculty members this semester, including Joshua Fairfield, an expert in e-Commerce regulation and virtual worlds, Russell Miller, co-founder of the popular online German Law Journal, and Benjamin Spencer, who blogs on civil procedure and split circuit court decisions.

There are some familiar faces amongst the visiting and adjunct faculty. Caprice Roberts, a 1997 graduate of W&L Law on loan from West Virginia, will teach Contracts, and David Jordan, Class of 2003, will teach Intelligence Law. Returning as visitors this year are Renae Patrick in the Black Lung Clinic, Michelle Drumbl, who will launch the Law School's new tax clinic in the spring, and Speedy Rice, who is teaching an international law practicum in the Transnational Law Institute. Also returning is Eoin O'Dell, the Lewis Law Center's Scholar-in-Residence, who last served as a visiting faculty member in 1998.

Similarly, nearly all of the School of Law's emeritus faculty will teach at some point during the 2007-08 academic year. This fall the School of Law welcomes back to the classroom Bill Geimer, Rick Kirgis, and Joe Ulrich, who was also taught last year.

Visiting Faculty Biographies

JOHNNY REX BUCKLES
B.S., J.D., M.A.

Visiting Professor of Law

B.S. 1989, Oklahoma State University, J.D. 1992, Harvard; M.A. 1999, Dallas Theological Seminary; Co-Chair, Developments in the Law, Harvard Law Review; admitted to practice in Texas; attorney, Thompson & Knight, Dallas, TX, 1992-2000; Assistant Professor of Law, Houston, 2000-05; Associate Professor of Law, 2005; Visiting Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2007-08.

MICHELLE LYON DRUMBL
B.A., J.D., LL.M.

Visiting Clinical Professor of Law

B.A. 1996, Emory University; J.D. 1999, with honors, The George Washington University; LL.M. 2002, New York University; admitted to practice in Arkansas; associate, Coy Law Firm, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1999-2001; attorney, Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International), 2002; Adjunct Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2003-05; Special Assistant to the Provost and Adjunct Professor of Law, 2005-07; Visiting Clinical Professor of Law, 2007-08.

JOSHUA A. T. FAIRFIELD
B.A., J.D.

Visiting Professor of Law

B.A. 1996, Swarthmore; J.D. 2001, University of Chicago; University of Chicago Law Review; Symposium Editor, University of Chicago; law clerk to Judge Danny J. Boggs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Louisville, KY, 2000-01; associate, Jones Day, Columbus, OH, 2002-04; Associate-in-Law, Columbia, 2004-05; Associate Professor of Law, Indiana Bloomington, 2005; Visiting Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2007-08.

LENESE CORINE HERBERT
B.S., J.D.

Visiting Professor of Law

B.S. 1985, Howard; J.D. 1989, University of California at Los Angeles; National Black Law Journal; admitted to practice in Pennsylvania; clerk, George Haley & Associates, Washington, DC, 1989; attorney advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel, Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC, 1990-91; trial attorney, Manipulation & Trade Practice Unit, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Washington, DC, 1991-94; Assistant U.S. Attorney, Department of Justice, Washington, DC, 1994-99; Assistant Professor of Law, Western New England, 1999-2002; Associate Professor of Law, 2002-03; Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Albany, 2002-03; Associate Professor of Law, 2003-06; Professor of Law, 2006; Visiting Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2007-08.

KEVIN L. HOPKINS
B.A., M.A., J.D.

Visiting Professor of Law

B.A. 1981, University of Delaware; M.A. 1983, Duke; J.D. 1989, William and Mary; admitted to practice in Kentucky; associate, Woodward, Hobson & Fulton, Louisville, KY, 1989-91; Legal Writing Professor, Widener, 1991-95; Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Director, Academic Support, 1995-96; Assistant Professor of Law, John Marshall, 1996-2000; Associate Professor of Law, 2000; Visiting Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, Fall 2007.

J. GORDON HYLTON
A.B., J.D., M.A., Ph.D.

Visiting Professor of Law

A.B. 1974, Oberlin College; J.D. 1977, M.A. 1978, University of Virginia; Ph.D. 1986, Harvard; admitted to practice in Virginia, District of Columbia, and Massachusetts; graduate study, Harvard, 1978-80; law clerk, Justice Albertis S. Harrison, Supreme Court of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1977-78; lecturer, Legal Studies, Brandeis University, 1980-82; instructor, History, Harvard, 1983-86; associate, History of American Civilization, 1986-87; Assistant Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent, 1987-94; Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Washington, St. Louis, 1991-93; Associate Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent, 1994-95; Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Marquette, 1995-96; Associate Professor of Law, 1996-2002; Fulbright Lecturer, University of Kiev, Mohyla Acad., Ukraine, fall 2000; Professor of Law, Marquette, 2002; Visiting Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2007-08.

RUSSELL A. MILLER
B.A., J.D., M.A., LL.M.

Visiting Professor of Law

B.A. 1991, Washington State University, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; J.D. 1994, Duke; M.A. 1994, LL.M. 2002, J.W. Goethe University, Germany, summa cum laude; Co-Editor-in-Chief, German Law Journal; admitted to practice in Arizona; staff attorney, Arizona Capital Rep'n Project, Phoenix, 1994-95; law clerk, Judge Robert Whaley, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, Spokane, WA, 1995-96; staff attorney, Office of Post-Conviction Defender, Nashville, TN, 1996-99; Fellow, Robert Bosch Foundation, Karlsruhe, Germany, 1999-2000; advisor, German Federal Constitutional Court, 2000-01; Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative & Public International Law, 2001-02; Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho, 2002; Visiting Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2007-08.

EOIN O'DELL
B.C.L.(N.U.I. OXON.), Barrister-at-Law

Frances Lewis Scholar-in-Residence

Senior Lecturer in Law, Trinity College Dublin, 2005--; Fellow, Trinity College Dublin, 2003-- (previously: Lecturer in Law, Trinity College, Dublin, 1991-2005); Visiting Professor of Law, University of San Francisco, Fall 1995; Visiting Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, Fall 1998; Frances Lewis Scholar-in-Residence, Fall 2007.

RENAE REED PATRICK
A.A., B.A., J.D.

Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

A.A., Potomac State College; B.A., University of Colorado; J.D., The College of William and Mary; admitted to practice in Virginia; staff attorney, Legal Aid Society of the New River Valley, Christiansburg, 1982-84; staff attorney, Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley, Roanoke, 1984-89; substitute Judge, General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts, 23rd Judicial District, 1987-89; associate, Law Office of Richard G. Poinsett, Hampton, 1989-91; staff attorney, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Manassas, 1991-92; staff attorney, Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley, Lexington, 1992-95; managing attorney, Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc., Lynchburg, 1996-2005; special counsel, Division of Child Support Enforcement, 2005; Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2006-08.

Thomas H. (Speedy) Rice
B.A., J.D.

Visiting Professor of Law

B.A. 1976, Furman University; J.D. 1986, California Western, summa cum laude; California Western Law Review; admitted to practice in California and Washington; associate, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, San Diego, 1986-89; attorney-of counsel, Robinson & Phillips, San Diego, 1989-90; attorney/sole practitioner, San Diego, 1990-95; Instructor, California Western School of Law, summer 1991, spring 1992; Adjunct Professor, Gonzaga, 1993-97; Director, Externship Program and Supervising Attorney, Clinical Law Program, 1993-2002; Co-Director and Consultant, International Criminal Justice Law Clinic, 2002-03; Visiting Professor, Summer Law Program, Florence, Italy, June 2003, June 2005; Distinguished Lecturer, June 2004; Fulbright Scholar, University of Montenegro, Law Faculty, Podgorica, Montenegro, September 2002-January 2004; Visiting Professor, University of Central England School of Law, Birmingham, England, February-June 2004; Distinguished Visitor, California Western School of Law, San Diego, August 2004-April 2005; Legal Education Consultant, National Center for State Courts, USAID Serbia Rule of Law Project, Belgrade, September 2005-May 2006; Visiting Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2006-.

CAPRICE L. ROBERTS
B.A., J.D.

Visiting Professor of Law

B.A. 1994, Rhodes College, Phi Beta Kappa; J.D. 1997, Washington and Lee University, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Lead Articles Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review; admitted to practice in Georgia, Tennessee, and District of Columbia; law clerk, Judge Julia Smith Gibbons, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, Memphis, 1997-98; law clerk, Judge Ronald Lee Gilman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Memphis, 1998-99; associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Washington, DC, 1999-2002; Associate Professor of Law, West Virginia University, 2002; Visiting Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, Fall 2007.

A. BENJAMIN SPENCER
B.A., MSc, J.D.

Visiting Professor of Law

B.A. 1996, Morehouse College, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; MSc 1997, London School of Economics (Marshall Scholar) with Distinction; J.D. 2001, Harvard; Articles Editor, Harvard Law Review; admitted to practice in Virginia and District of Columbia; law clerk, Judge Judith W. Rogers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 2001-02; associate, Shearman & Sterling, Washington, DC, 2002-04; Assistant Professor of Law, University of Richmond, 2004-07; Associate Professor of Law, 2007; Visiting Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2007-08.

 

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