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Business and Labor Issues

andré douglas pond cummings

Dean 
Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Law
  • Corporate Law and Corporate Governance
  • Entertainment Law
  • Policing and Police Reform
  • Progressive Prosecution
  • Race and Social Justice
  • Sports Law
  • War on Drugs and Marijuana Law

Admitted to the Illinois Bar (Inactive), United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Utah Bar (Inactive).

John L. Gedid, JD, LLM

Emeritus Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • administrative law/regulation
  • contract law
  • commercial law
  • conflict of laws
  • separation of powers
  • state constitutional law

Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.

Christian A. Johnson, JD

Inaugural Dean (2015-2020)
Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • Over-the-Counter Derivatives
  • Repo Transactions
  • Lending
  • Capital Markets
  • Federal Reserve
  • International Development Banks
  • Derivatives and Repo

Admitted to the New York, Illinois (inactive) and Nevada (inactive) bars.

Robyn L. Meadows, JD, LLM 

Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • commercial law
  • insurance

Admitted to the Florida Bar.

Juliet M. Moringiello, JD, LLM 

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Business Law

Expertise:
  • secured financing
  • payment systems: checks and notes
  • bankruptcy/creditors' rights
  • cyberspace law

Admitted to the Pennsylvania and New York bars.

Civil Law

Jill Family, JD, MS 

Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development 
Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • immigration

Admitted to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars

Greg Randall Lee, JD 

Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • tort or personal injury law
  • lawyer professional responsibility
  • defamation law
  • disability law
  • home schooling law
  • law and religion
  • constitutional law 
Susan Raeker-Jordan, JD 

Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • torts
  • products liability
  • federal civil procedure

Admitted to the Illinois Bar.

Constitutional Law

Noah Chauvin

Assistant Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • Constitutional Law
  • First Amendment
  • National Security
  • Surveillance Law

Admitted to the District of Columbia bar and the Court of Federal Claims.

Michael R. Dimino, Sr. , JD 

Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • constitutional law
  • Supreme Court personnel and procedure
  • judicial selection
  • first amendment
  • election law

Admitted to practice in New York, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

F. Lee Francis

Associate Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • Second Amendment and Firearms Law
  • Parental Rights
  • Constitutional Law

Admitted to the New Jersey bar, United States District Court – Eastern District of North Carolina, United States District Court – Western District of Wisconsin, and United States Court of Appeals – Fourth Circuit.

John L. Gedid, JD, LLM 

Emeritus Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • administrative law/regulation
  • contract law
  • commercial law
  • conflict of laws
  • separation of powers
  • state constitutional law

Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.

Greg Randall Lee, JD 

Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • tort or personal injury law
  • lawyer professional responsibility
  • defamation law
  • disability law
  • home schooling law
  • law and religion
  • constitutional law
Robert C. Power, JD  

Emeritus Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • American legal history
  • criminal law and procedure
  • federal agencies/regulating policy
  • First Amendment
  • War on Terror

Admitted to the Pennsylvania, New York and Rhode Island bars.

Criminal Law

Michal Buchhandler-Raphael, SJD, LLM

Associate Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • criminal law and procedure
  • domestic violence
  • gender-based violence
  • sexual assault law
  • family law
  • evidence
Robert C. Power, JD 

Emeritus Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • criminal law and procedure
  • federal agencies/regulating policy
  • U.S. supreme court
  • federal agencies/regulating policy
  • First Amendment
  • War on Terror
  • American legal history

Admitted to the Pennsylvania, New York and Rhode Island bars.

Entertainment Law

andré douglas pond cummings

Dean 
Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Law
  • Corporate Law and Corporate Governance
  • Entertainment Law
  • Policing and Police Reform
  • Progressive Prosecution
  • Race and Social Justice
  • Sports Law
  • War on Drugs and Marijuana Law

Admitted to the Illinois Bar (Inactive), United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Utah Bar (Inactive).

Environmental Law

Donald A. Brown, JD, MA 

Scholar-in-Residence

Expertise:
  • environmental law
  • climate change
  • ethics
  • sustainability

Admitted to the New Jersey and Pennsylvania bars, the United States District  Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western districts of Pennsylvania bars , the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals bar, and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia bar.

John C. Dernbach, JD 

Emeritus Professor of Law
Former Director, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center (2015-2023)

Expertise:
  • environmental law
  • global warming
  • international environmental law
  • sustainable development
  • administrative law
  • property law

Admitted to the Pennsylvania bar.

Evidence

Michal Buchhandler-Raphael, SJD, LLM

Associate Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • criminal law and procedure
  • domestic violence
  • gender-based violence
  • sexual assault law
  • family law
  • evidence

Family Law

Michal Buchhandler-Raphael, SJD, LLM

Associate Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • criminal law and procedure
  • domestic violence
  • gender-based violence
  • sexual assault law
  • family law
  • evidence
Mary Kate Kearney, JD, LLM

Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • family law

Admitted to the Illinois Bar. 

Legal Education/Ethics 

John L. Gedid, JD, LLM 

Emeritus Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • administrative law/regulation
  • contract law
  • commercial law
  • conflict of laws
  • separation of powers
  • state constitutional law

Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.

Anna P. Hemingway, JD

Director of Legal Methods
Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • academic skills
  • ethics
  • legal methods
  • property

Admitted to the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bar.

Greg Randall Lee, JD 

Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • tort or personal injury law
  • lawyer professional responsibility
  • defamation law
  • disability law
  • home schooling law
  • law and religion
  • constitutional law
Kellyn O. McGee

Associate Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • Legal Ethics/Professional Responsibility
  • Lawyer Regulation

Admitted to Supreme Court of the United States, Supreme Court of Georgia, and the State Bar of Georgia.

David A. Raeker –Jordan, JD

Retired Associate Legal Methods Professor

Expertise:
  • team-based teaching

Admitted to the Maine Bar.

Amanda L. Sholtis, JD 

Director, Academic Success Program
Professor of Legal Methods

Expertise:
  • academic skills
  • legal methods

Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.

Sports Law

andré douglas pond cummings

Dean 
Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Law
  • Corporate Law and Corporate Governance
  • Entertainment Law
  • Policing and Police Reform
  • Progressive Prosecution
  • Race and Social Justice
  • Sports Law
  • War on Drugs and Marijuana Law

Admitted to the Illinois Bar (Inactive), United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Utah Bar (Inactive).

Surveillance Law

Noah Chauvin

Assistant Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • Constitutional Law
  • First Amendment
  • National Security
  • Surveillance Law

Admitted to the District of Columbia bar and the Court of Federal Claims.

Wills and Trusts

Michael J. Hussey, JD, LLM 

Former Dean (2021-2024)
Associate Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • federal income tax
  • wills and trusts
  • estate and gift tax

Admitted to the Illinois, Missouri, and Pennsylvania bars.

Tax Law

Michael J. Hussey, JD, LLM 

Former Dean (2021-2024)
Associate Professor of Law

Expertise:
  • federal individual income tax
  • wills and trusts
  • estate and gift tax

Admitted to the Illinois, Missouri, and Pennsylvania bars.

Christian A. Johnson, JD

Inaugural Dean (2015-2020)
Professor of Law
Director, Business Advising Program

Expertise:
  • Over-the-Counter Derivatives
  • Repo Transactions
  • Lending
  • Capital Markets
  • Federal Reserve
  • International Development Banks
  • Derivatives and Repo

Admitted to the New York, Illinois (inactive) and Nevada (inactive) bars.

 

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Phone: 717.541.3909
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