Fall 2020 Noteworthy Items

New Faculty

We are excited to have a number of new faculty joining our ranks, both full-time and as adjuncts. Below is some brief information on some of the new faces you will be seeing around the Law School.

Full-Time Faculty

Russell Gold
JD- George Washington University
BA- Arizona State University

Russell Gold will be joining us as an  Assistant  Professor of Law.  He was previously an Associate Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing & Research at Wake Forest Law.  Professor Gold will be teaching Criminal Law this fall and Criminal Procedure: Pre-Trial this spring. 

Tara Leigh Grove
JD – Harvard University
BA – Duke University

Tara Leigh Grove will be joining us as the John E. Tweedy Chairholder in Law.  She was previously the Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Professor of Law and Cabell Research Professor at William & Mary Law School.  Professor Grove will be teaching Federal Jurisdiction this fall and Constitutional Law this spring. 

Josh Porter
JD- University of Georgia
BA- Morehouse College

Josh Porter will be joining us as Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Assistant Professor of Law in Residence.  He was previously an attorney at the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Professor Porter will be teaching Education Law this spring. 

Adjuncts

Robert McCurley previously served as Director of the Alabama Law Institute.  He will be teaching Law Office Practice this fall.

Stephen Pudner is a partner at Baker Donelson.  He will be teaching Construction Law this fall.

Marbury Rainer is a partner at Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs.  He will be teaching Corporate Finance this fall.

Maurice Shevin is a partner at Sirote. He will be teaching Consumer Protection this fall.

New Courses

We will be offering a number of new courses this year.  Please note that this list includes some courses that have been offered in previous years but were not offered in the 2019-2020 academic year, as well as some courses that are being offered for the first time.  Additional information on these courses may be found on the Law School website.

 

Fall Semester

Construction Law (LAW 691): Professor Pudner
2 credits

Consumer Protection (LAW 628): Professor Shevin
2 credits

 Corporate Finance (LAW 765): Professor Rainer
2 credits

 Higher Education & the Law (Seminar) (LAW 711): Professor Murphy
2 credits

 Juvenile Justice (LAW 791): Professor Carroll
3 credits

 Law Office Practice (LAW 688): Professor McCurley
2 credits

 Perspectives on Citizenship (Seminar) (LAW 731): Professor Ray
2 credits

 Weapons of Mass Destruction (LAW 773): Professor Joyner
2 credits

 

Spring Semester

Comparative Australian & American Law: Comparative Civil Procedure (LAW 773): Professor Steinman
3 credits

NOTE: Rising 3L’s (’21) are welcome to take the course.  Rising 2L’s (’22) should not register for the course if they plan to participate in the Australia Study Abroad Program in Summer 2021. 

Copyright Law (LAW 722): Professor Durham
3 credits

Critical Race Feminism (Seminar) (LAW 731): Professor Carodine
2 credits

Education Law (LAW 725): Josh Porter
2 credits

Latinos & the Law (LAW 698): Professors Delgado and Stefancic
3 credits

Patent Prosecution (LAW 731): Professor Peterson
2 credits

Regulation of Alcoholic Beverages (LAW 731): Professor Acvedo
3 credits

 

Courses that will not be offered in the 2020-2021 Academic Year

The following is a list of courses that were offered in 2019-2020 but will not be offered in 2020-2021

Adoption Law (LAW 838)

Advanced Civil Procedure (LAW 653)

Advanced Contracts Seminar (LAW 818)

Children’s Rights (LAW 635)

Comparative Australian & American Law: Comparative Approaches to Public Interest Law (LAW 773)

Complex Litigation (LAW 668)

Criminal Evidence Seminar (LAW 731)

Critical Perspectives on Race and Civil Rights (LAW 731)

Entrepreneurship

Environmental Law II  (LAW 771)

Family Law I (LAW 674)

Federal Government Contracts  (LAW 741)

First Amendment Survey (LAW 731)

Gender & the Law Seminar (LAW 633)

Gun Law Seminar (LAW 731)

International Human Rights Law (LAW 819)

Judicial Opinion Drafting (LAW 715)

Law & Religion (LAW 719)

Law, Economics & Society (LAW 731)

Legal Anthropology (LAW 754)

Legislative Drafting (LAW 744)

Major Race Trials (LAW 731)

Reproductive Rights Seminar (LAW 804)

Space Law (LAW 731)

Spanish for Lawyers (LAW 822)

Tax Policy Seminar (LAW 720)

Trademarks & Unfair Competition (LAW 752)

White Collar Seminar (LAW 706)

Changes in Faculty

Administrative Law (LAW 683) will be taught in the Spring semester by Professor Andreen.

Criminal Procedure: Pre-trial (LAW 735) will be taught in the Fall semester by Professor John Acevedo and in the Spring semester by Professor Russell Gold.

Evidence (LAW 642) will be taught in the Fall semester by Professor Carodine and in the Spring semester by Professor Emens.

Federal Jurisdiction (LAW 670) will be taught in the Fall semester by Professor Grove and in the Spring semester by Judge Coogler.

Legal Profession (LAW 660) will be taught in the Fall Semester by Professor Horwitz and in the Spring Semester by Professor Donovan.

Products Liability (LAW 692) will be taught in the Spring Semester by Professor McMichael.

Secured Transactions (LAW 662) will be taught in the Fall Semester by Professor Hill and in the Spring Semester by Professor Lee.

Changes in Semester

Christian Legal Thought (Seminar) (LAW 800) will be taught in the Fall semester by Professor Brewbaker.

Civil Rights Actions: Enforcing the Constitution (LAW 731) (previously called Civil Rights Legislation (LAW 726) will be taught in the Spring semester by Professor Render.

Criminal Procedure: Pre-trial (LAW 735) will be taught in the Fall semester by Professor John Acevedo and in the Spring Semester by Professor Russell Gold.

Discovery (LAW 731) will be taught in the Fall semester by Professor Andrews.

Federal Jurisdiction (LAW 670) will be taught in the Fall semester by Professor Grove and in the Spring semester by Judge Coogler.

Immunity Doctrine (Seminar) (LAW 731) will be taught in the Spring semester by Professor Murphy.

Land Use Planning (LAW 694) will be taught in the Spring semester by Professor Elliott.

Lawyers & Social Change Practicum (LAW 843) will be taught in the Fall semester by Professors Delgado and Stefancic.

Products Liability (LAW 692) will be taught in the Spring Semester by Professor McMichael.

Sales Law (LAW 776) will be taught in the Fall semester by Professor Lee.

Other Changes

Civil Rights Legislation (LAW 726) has been renamed Civil Rights Actions: Enforcing the Constitution.  The substance of this course, which will still be taught by Professor Render in  the Spring semester, remains largely unchanged.

Law & Economics (LAW 723) with Professor Dillbary will not be taught as a seminar.