NDLS Welcomes New Faculty Members

| By: Kyle Fitzenreiter

The University of Notre Dame Law School believes exceptional leadership produces exceptional leaders. As faculty, we build the next generation of legal minds. In our research and writing, we engage at the highest level. Through our teaching, we prepare a different kind of lawyer—one who practices law with the greatest competence and compassion. Over the past two years, the faculty has been delighted to welcome the following new colleagues.

Barry Cushman
Chair, Professor

Barry Cushman


John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law Barry J. Cushman is a lateral hire from the University of Virginia, where he was the James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of History. A distinguished scholar of American Legal History, Professor Cushman teaches and writes in a range of areas, including legal and constitutional history, constitutional law, and trusts and estates.

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Roger Alford
Professor

Roger P. Alford


Professor Alford is a lateral hire from Pepperdine who teaches and writes in a wide range of subject-matter areas, including international trade, international arbitration, and comparative law. He practiced law with Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) and was a law clerk to D.C. Circuit Judge James Buckley and Judge Richard Allison of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague.

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James Kelly
Clinical Professor

James J. Kelly, Jr.


Professor Kelly joined us as a Clinical Professor of Law and the founding director of the Community Development Clinic at the Notre Dame Legal Clinical Law Center. This new NDLS clinic provides students with supervised legal practice experience representing nonprofits and small businesses in transactional matters. Professor Kelly comes to NDLS from the University of Baltimore, where he successfully built and led a similar clinic. Professor Kelly received his J.D. from Columbia.

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Avishalom Tor
Professor

Avishalom Tor


Professor Tor, Director of the interdisciplinary Research Program on Law and Market Behavior, conducts behavioral and experimental studies of competition and cooperation in market settings and the rules and institutions that regulate these activities across a variety of legal fields. He teaches in the areas of antitrust, corporate governance, and behavioral law and economics. Before joining NDLS, Professor Tor was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law and earlier served as an advisor and consultant to the Federal Trade Commission in Washington D.C.. He received his LL.B from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his LL.M. and S.J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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Bruce Huber
Associate Professor

Bruce R. Huber


Professor Huber teaches and conducts research in the areas of environmental law, natural resources law, property, and energy law. Professor Huber received his J.D. and a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned several teaching awards. Before arriving at NDLS, he taught for several years in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College, practiced law in Washington State and worked as a college minister for a large Presbyterian church.

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Kristine Kalanges
Associate Professor

Kristine Kalanges


Professor Kalanges comes to us from American University’s School of Public Affairs where she was an Assistant Professor of Justice, Law & Society. Previously, she practiced law in the New York office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and also served as a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School and her Ph.D. from Georgetown University.

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Randy Kozel
Associate Professor

Randy J. Kozel


Professor Kozel teaches and researches in fields including constitutional law and contract law. His scholarship focuses on exploring the role of precedent in legal decision-making. Prior to joining the NDLS faculty, Professor Kozel practiced as a litigator with a large law firm, and later as special counsel in a corporate legal department. He also spent two years in judicial clerkships, first for Judge Alex Kozinski at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy at the United States Supreme Court. Professor Kozel received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

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William Dailey
Lecturer in Law

Rev. William R. Dailey, C.S.C.


Fr. Dailey earned his B.A. in Philosophy summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, where his thesis on Charles Sanders Pierce was honored as the Most Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis. After teaching Philosophy and working in Administration at the University of Portland, Fr. Dailey attended Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He served as a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then practiced law in Washington, D.C. with Wiley Rein LLP.

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Bruce Huber
Visiting Assistant Professor

Veronica Root


Professor Root comes to us from the Washington, D.C., office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she currently practices in the firm’s Litigation Department. Prior to this, she clerked for Fifth Circuit Judge Carl E. Stewart. She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

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Jodi Clifford
Special Professional Faculty

Joanne Clifford


Professor Clifford is the founding director of the NDLS Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic. Prior to joining the law school faculty, she was a patent attorney at Thompson Hine, LLP. She earned her J.D. at the University of Virginia. This position is funded out of seed money provided by Dean Newton and recently generously matched by Fr. Jenkins with funds from the President’s Circle. The clinic recently was accepted into the US Patent and Trademark Office Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program.

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