Lawrence E. Mitchell
Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler - Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Lawrence E. Mitchell, an internationally prominent business law scholar, became the dean of the School of Law at Case Western Reserve University on June 1, 2011.
Earlier in his career, Mitchell launched the Sloan Program for the Study of Business in Society, an initiative that brought together scholars of corporate law, business and the humanities for conferences and retreats. A major focus of the program was to provide mentoring and support for promising junior faculty.
Professor Mitchell is interested in corporate law and finance, jurisprudence, and history, among other things. His books include: Progressive Corporate Law (editor, 1995); Stacked Deck: A Story of Selfishness in America (1998); Corporate Irresponsibility: America’s Newest Export (2001); and The Speculation Economy: How Finance Triumphed Over Industry (October 2007), which was awarded ForeWord Magazine’s 2007 Gold Medal as Best Book of the Year in Business & Economics and a 2008 “IPPY” Silver Medal in Finance and Economics.
He also is the author of a number of law review articles and two casebooks: Corporate Finance and Governance (with Lawrence Cunningham and Jeffrey Haas) and Corporations. Professor Mitchell tries to explore his subjects within a broad social context, drawing upon economics, sociology, history, philosophy, and social psychology, as well as law.
Jonathan L. Entin
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
David L. Brennan Professor of Law, and Professor of Political Science
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Mr. Entin has taught Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Courts, Public Policy, and Social Change, and a Supreme Court Seminar. Before joining the faculty in 1984, he clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (when she was on the U.S. court of Appeals) and practiced in Washington with Steptoe & Johnson. The recipient of several teaching awards and a former co-editor of the Journal of Legal Education, he is at work on a book about equal protection. Among his recent publications are "An Ohio Dilemma: Race, Equal Protection, and the Unfulfilled Promise of a State Bill of Rights," Cleveland State Law Review (2004), and "Judicial Selection and Political Culture," Capital University Law Review (2002).
Robert F. Nagel
Rothgerber Professor of Constitutional Law
University of Colorado Law School
Robert Nagel joined the faculty of Colorado Law School in 1975, leaving a position as a deputy attorney general in Pennsylvania. Since that time, he has focused on constitutional law and theory. For an audience of legal scholars, Professor Nagel has written prolifically, including four books and over 50 law review articles. He has also contributed to the popular debate on constitutional issues, including free speech, hate codes, and federalism, by addressing his ideas to the general citizenry in articles and opinion pieces in publications such as The New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, First Things, and the Weekly Standard. Much of his work has focused on the relationship between the judiciary (and its interpretation of the Constitution) and the wider context of American political culture. Professor Nagel has testified before several congressional committees. He was formerly the director of the Law School’s Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law. In 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Professor of American politics and constitutional law
Professor Scherer has research and teaching interests in American politics with a primary emphasis on judicial politics and public law. She is the author of the book Scoring Points: Politicians, Activists and the Lower Federal Court Appointment Process. The book explores why the federal court appointment process has become such a divisive political issue in the modern political era. Professor Scherer has also published articles in the journals Political Science Quarterly, Law and Society Review and Judicature on topics such as judicial decision-making behavior and judicial appointment politics. In 2008, she will have two articles published: "Sounding the Fire Alarm: The Role of Interest Groups in the Lower Federal Court Confirmation Process" (in the Journal of Politics) and "The Federalist Society's Impact on the Federal Judiciary" (in Political Research Quarterly). Currently, her research is focused on efforts to diversify the racial and gender make-up of the federal judiciary, and its potential impact on citizens' views of the justice system. She was the 2002 recipient of the Edwin S. Corwin Award, given by the American Political Science Association, for best dissertation on public law.
Susan J. Becker
Professor of Law
Cleveland State University/Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Professor Becker received her undergraduate degree in journalism with highest distinction from Eastern Kentucky University in 1977, and worked as reporter and photographer for four years before starting law school. She graduated magna cum laude from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1983 and clerked for the Honorable Judge Robert Krupansky of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1983-1985. She then joined the general litigation group of Jones, Day where her practice areas included products liability, employment law, and commercial litigation at administrative agency, trial and appellate levels. During her five years at Jones, Day Professor Becker litigated cases in state and federal courts in Ohio, Texas, California, New York, Montreal, and other jurisdictions in North America.
Professor Becker joined the full-time faculty of Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1990, obtained tenure in 1994, served as associate dean from 1996-1999, and was promoted to full professor in 2004. She was appointed to a three year position as the Charles R. Emrick Jr.-Calfee Halter and Griswold Professor of Law in the fall of 2007. She received the CSU Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching in 2010. She regularly teaches Civil Procedure, Remedies, Legal Ethics, and Sexual Orientation and the Law.
Professor Becker's published scholarship focuses on civil litigation practice, civil justice reform, and sexual minorities and the law. The ABA published her first book, Discovery of Current and Former Employees in 2005, and Lexis/Nexis published her newest work, the Law of Professional Conduct Ohio, in November, 2007 (co-authored with Jack Guttenberg and Lloyd Snyder). Professor Becker and her co-authors published updated editions in 2009 and 2012.
Professor Becker served on the Supreme Court of OhioCommission on Rules of Practice and Procedure from 2003 through 2009 and chaired the Commissions Civil Rules Subcommittee from 2006 through 2009. She was a member of the Rule Advisory Committee and the Advisory Group for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio from 1995 to 2009 and Co-Chaired the Advisory Groups Committee on Professionalism from 1999 to 2005. She has served as a member of the Ohio American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Board of Directors since July, 2004, and was elected to Boards Executive Committee in November 2007, and as Board President in 2009. She also maintains a modest pro bono legal practice.
George W. Dent
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Professor Dent taught law at New York University, Cardozo, and the New York Law School before joining our faculty in 1990. Earlier he had clerked for Judge Paul R. Hays of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, and practiced corporate law in New York with Debevoise, Plimpton, Lyons & Gates. He teaches Business Associations and is the faculty supervisor for the Business Organizations Concentration. He is the Associate Director of the Law School's Center for Business Law and Regulation. He has published many articles on corporate and securities law, including Corporate Governance Without Shareholders: A Cautionary Lesson from Non-Profit Organizations, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (forthcoming); Why Legalized Insider Trading Would Be a Disaster, 38 Delaware Journal of Corporate Law 247 (2013); and Corporate Governance: The Swedish Solution, 64 Florida Law Review 1633 (2012). You could revise the next statement to say that I also write on law and religion and family law, as in To Promote Marriage and the Natural Family, 3 International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family 237 (2012); No Difference?: An Analysis of Same-Sex Parenting, 10 Ave Maria Law Review 53 (2012); and Straight Is Better: Why Law and Society May Justly Prefer Heterosexuality, 15 Texas Review of Law & Politics 359 (2011). He also writes on law and religion, as in “Civil Rights for Whom: Gay Rights Versus Religious Freedom,” University of Kentucky Law Journal (2006-07); and “How Does Same-Sex Marriage Threaten You?,” Rutgers Law Review (2007). Mr. Dent serves as a director of the National Association of Scholars and as president of the Ohio Association of Scholars. He co-chairs the Subcommittee on Constitutional Adjudication of the Religious Liberties Practice Group of the Federalist Society. He is a member and former chairman of the Ohio State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
American Principles Project
For 25 years, Maggie has been a thought leader on life, religious liberty and especially marriage. She is the author of four books on marriage (including “The Case for Marriage” with University of Chicago Prof. Linda J. Waite); her latest book “Debating Same-sex Marriage” (co-authored with Prof. John Corvino) was published in 2012 by Oxford University Press. After founding and running a think-tank on marriage (the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy), Maggie went on to co-found the National Organization for Marriage in 2007, which the Washington Post called the “pre-eminent organization” fighting the legalization of same-sex marriage. Her Weekly Standard piece “Banned in Boston” launched a national debate over the religious liberty consequences of same-sex marriage. Maggie stepped down from the board of NOM in the summer of 2012; she currently serves as a senior fellow with the American Principles Project.
University of Maryland
Goldscheider’s research focuses primarily on changes in living arrangements in the US and other developed countries. Her early work mapped the increase in living alone among the elderly (particularly in her 1976 papers in Demography and Journal of Marriage and Family), after which she shifted focus to the dramatic changes in the living arrangements of young adults. As marriage ages rose, growing numbers of the unmarried were found living in the parental home but even more were living in independent households. There was also a major increase in returning home as more young adults left home to less stable living arrangements. Gender and ethnicity have been important themes throughout her work on living arrangements, and increasingly she has turned her analyses to the core gender structures underlying the modern family. In her 1991 award-winning study, New Families/No Families: The Transformation of the American Home (with Linda Waite) she linked demographic change with the gender division of labor. Here she first developed the argument that the early years of the gender revolution, which increase women’s participation in the public sphere of education and work, place strains on the family as women face the “double burden?of both paid and domestic work, strains that can be alleviated by the changes needed to complete the gender revolution, in which men increase their participation as fathers in the home. That theoretical approach has led her to her current focus on the determinants of men’s paternal living arrangements, with the increase both in the proportions of men who do not live with their biological children and those who do live with their partner’s children. Two recent papers focus on which men become stepfathers (2006 Journal of Marriage and Family with Sharon Sassler and 2006 Journal of Family Issues with Gayle Kaufman), extending earlier work on the transition to step fatherhood in Sweden (2002 European Sociological Review with Eva Bernhardt).
Helen M. Alvaré
Professor of Law
George Mason University: School of Law
Helen Alvaré is a Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, where she teaches Family Law, Law and Religion, and Property Law. She publishes on matters concerning marriage, parenting, non-marital households, abortion and the First Amendment religion clauses. She is faculty advisor to the law school’s Civil Rights Law Journal, chair of the Task Force on Conscience Protection of the Witherspoon Institute (Princeton, New Jersey), president of the Chiaroscuro Institute (New York, New York), chair of the Catholic Women’s Forum, a consultor for the Pontifical Council of the Laity (Vatican City), an advisor to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (Washington, D.C.), and an ABC news consultant. She cooperates with the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations as a speaker and a delegate to various United Nations conferences concerning women and the family.
In addition to her publications in law reviews and other academic journals, Professor Alvaré publishes regularly at thepublicdiscourse.com, and in news outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, the Weekly Standard, and the Washington Examiner. She also speaks at academic and professional conferences in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Australia.
Prior to joining the faculty of George Mason University, Professor Alvaré taught at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America; represented the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops before legislative bodies, academic audiences and the media; and was a litigation attorney for the Philadelphia law firm of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young.
Professor Alvaré received her law degree from Cornell University School of Law and her master’s degree in Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of America.
B. Jessie Hill
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research; Professor of Law and Laura B. Chisolm Distinguished Research Scholar
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Ms. Hill joined the faculty in 2003 after practicing First Amendment and civil rights law with the firm of Berkman, Gordon, Murray & DeVan in Cleveland. Before entering private practice, Ms. Hill worked at the Reproductive Freedom Project of the national ACLU office in New York, litigating challenges to state-law restrictions on reproductive rights. She also served as law clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Ms. Hill's teaching focuses on constitutional law, federal civil procedure, civil rights, reproductive rights, and law and religion. Her scholarship has been published in the Michigan Law Review and the Texas Law Review, among others.
Andrew M. Koppelman
John Paul Stevens Professor of Law
Northwestern University: School of Law
Andrew Koppelman is John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. His scholarship focuses on issues at the intersection of law and political philosophy. His latest books are The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assault on Health Care Reform (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Defending American Religious Neutrality (Harvard University Press, 2013). He has also published more than 80 articles in books and scholarly journals. His article, Bad News for Mail Robbers: The Obvious Constitutionality of Health Care Reform, is the most viewed article in the history of the Yale Law Journal Online (over 100,000 hits in the first month of posting). He is also an occasional contributor to the Balkinization blog.
Robert P. George
McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence
Professor George holds Princeton's celebrated McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence and is the founding director of the James Madison Program. He has served on the President's Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He has also served on UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology, of which he continues to be a corresponding member. He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. He is the author of In Defense of Natural Law, Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality, and The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion and Morality in Crisis, and co-author of Embryo: A Defense of Human Life, Body-Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics, and What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense. His scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in such journals as the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, the American Journal of Jurisprudence, and the Review of Politics. Professor George is a recipient of many honors and awards, including the Presidential Citizens Medal, the Honorific Medal for the Defense of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland, the Canterbury Medal of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the Sidney Hook Memorial Award of the National Association of Scholars, the Philip Merrill Award of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, the Bradley Prize for Intellectual and Civic Achievement and the Stanley Kelley, Jr. Teaching Award from Princeton's Department of Politics. He was the 2007 John Dewey Lecturer in the Philosophy of Law at Harvard, the 2008 Judge Guido Calabresi Lecturer in Law and Religion at Yale, the 2008 Sir Malcolm Knox Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews, and the 2010 Frank Irvine Lecturer in Law at Cornell University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and holds honorary doctorates of law, ethics, science, letters, civil law, humane letters, and juridical science. A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, he also received a master’s degree in theology from Harvard and a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University.
Assistant Professor of Law
Indiana Tech Law School
While Marcus is currently engaged in the full-time practice of law, she also serves as an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Marcus received her bachelor’s degree in political theory and constitutional democracy from the James Madison College at Michigan State University, and she earned her J.D. from Case Western. In addition, she holds two graduate law degrees, a Master of Laws and a Doctor of Juridical Science, which she earned at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Marcus is a prolific scholar and has published articles in the University of Arkansas Law Review, the Columbia University Journal of Gender & Law, and the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal. She also has delivered several scholarly presentations on a variety of constitutional law topics.
Jonathan H. Adler
Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law; Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Jonathan H. Adler is the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches courses in environmental, administrative, and constitutional law. Professor Adler is the author or editor of five books and over a dozen book chapters. His articles have appeared in publications ranging from the Harvard Environmental Law Review and Supreme Court Economic Review to The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Professor Adler is a Senior Fellow at the Property & Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, a contributing editor to National Review Online and a regular contributor to the popular legal blog, “The Volokh Conspiracy” (http://volokh.com). A 2007 study identified Professor Adler as the most cited legal academic in environmental law under age 40, and his recent article, “Money or Nothing: The Adverse Environmental Consequences of Uncompensated Law Use Controls,” published in the Boston College Law Review, was selected as one of the ten best articles in land use and environmental law in 2008.
In 2004, Professor Adler received the Paul M. Bator Award, given annually by the Federalist Society for Law and Policy Studies to an academic under 40 for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and commitment to students. In 2007, the Case Western Reserve University Law Alumni Association awarded Professor Adler their annual "Distinguished Teacher Award." Professor Adler serves on the academic advisory board of the Cato Supreme Court Review, the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment, and the Environmental Law Institute’s Environmental Law Reporter and ELI Press Advisory Board. A regular commentator on environmental and legal issues, he has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, ranging from the PBS "Newshour with Jim Lehrer" and NPR's "Talk of the Nation" to the Fox News Channel's "O'Reilly Factor" and "Entertainment Tonight."
Ernest A. Young
Alston & Bird Professor of Law
Professor Young teaches constitutional law, federal courts, and foreign relations law. He is one of the nation's leading authorities on the constitutional law of federalism, having written extensively on the Rehnquist Court's "Federalist Revival" and the difficulties confronting courts as they seek to draw lines between national and state authority. He also is an active commentator on foreign relations law, where he focuses on the interaction between domestic and supranational courts and the application of international law by domestic courts. Professor Young also writes on constitutional interpretation and constitutional theory. He has been known to dabble in maritime law and comparative constitutional law.
A native of Abilene, Texas, Professor Young joined the Duke Law faculty in 2008, after serving as the Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he had taught since 1999. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1990 and Harvard Law School in 1993. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Michael Boudin of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (1993-94) and to Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court (1995-96). Professor Young practiced law at Cohan, Simpson, Cowlishaw, & Wulff in Dallas, Texas (1994-95) and at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. (1996-98), where he specialized in appellate litigation. He has also been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School (2004-05) and Villanova University School of Law (1998-99), as well as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center (1997).
Elected to the American Law Institute in 2006, Professor Young is an active participant in both public and private litigation in his areas of interest. He has been the principal author of amicus briefs on behalf of leading constitutional scholars in several recent Supreme Court cases, including Medellin v. Texas (concerning presidential power and the authority of the International Court of Justice over domestic courts) and Gonzales v. Raich (concerning federal power to regulate medical marijuana).
Robin Fretwell Wilson
Class of 1958 Law Alumni Professor of Law and Law Alumni Faculty Fellow
University of Illinois College of Law
Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, the Class of 1958 Law Alumni Professor of Law and the Law Alumni Faculty Fellow for 2011—2012, received her J.D. and B.A. degrees from the University of Virginia where, at the School of Law, she served on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review. Before entering practice, she clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
A specialist in Family Law and Health Law, her research and teaching interests also include Insurance and Biomedical Ethics. Professor Wilson is the editor of four volumes: Health Law and Bioethics: Cases in Context (with Sandra Johnson, Joan Krause and Richard Savor, 2009); Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008) (with Douglas Laycock and Anthony A. Picarello); Reconceiving the Family: Critique on the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution (Cambridge University Press, 2006); and the Handbook of Children, Culture & Violence (Sage Publications, 2006) (with Nancy Dowd & Dorothy G. Singer). Her articles have appeared in the Cornell Law Review, the Emory Law Journal, the North Carolina Law Review, and the San Diego Law Review, as well as in numerous peer-reviewed journals.
Named "Professor of the Year" by the Women Law Student Organization in 2008, Prof. Wilson has twice received the faculty award for outstanding scholarship. She is a member of the American Law Institute, and in 2010 was ranked among the Top 10 Family Law Scholars in the United States in Scholarly Impact. In 2010, Professor Wilson delivered the Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professorship Lecture at Hofstra University School of Law and presented in the Distinguished Speaker Series at Saint Louis University's Center for Health Law Studies.
Professor Wilson's work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report, ABA Journal, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Chicago Tribune, CNN Headline News, Good Morning America, ABC News, CBS News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Essence Magazine among others. Professor Wilson is the past Chair of the Section on Family and Juvenile Law of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and of the AALS' Section on Law, Medicine & Healthcare. Professor Wilson has presented her research in China, Israel, Qatar, the Netherlands, Italy, England, Wales, Poland, Serbia, Japan, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, and France, as well as throughout the United States.
Coleman P. Burke Professor of Law
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Mr. Gabinet practiced law for many years in Portland, Oregon, before coming to Case in 1968. He is the executive director of the Graduate Program in Taxation and coauthor of Tax Aspects of Marital Dissolution (1986, 2d edition 1998). He is a member of the American Law Institute and was invited to the Netherlands as a Cambridge-Tilburg lecturer.