William W. Berry III is Associate Professor and Beccaria Scholar in Criminal Law, as well as Director of the Cambridge Summer Abroad Program. A gifted teacher, Professor Berry won the Elsie M. Hood Award in 2013, given to the Outstanding Teacher at the University of Mississippi. In addition, Professor Berry has written over twenty scholarly articles in the areas of capital punishment, sentencing, substantive criminal law, and sports law. He received his Doctor of Philosophy (D. Phil.) in law from the University of Oxford (UK), where he also received a Master’s of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Criminology. Previously, Professor Berry received his law degree from Vanderbilt University and his undergraduate degree in English from the University of Virginia. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr. in the Middle District of Tennessee and the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In addition, Professor Berry practiced law in Washington, D.C. with the firm of Shea & Gardner (now Goodwin Procter).
Antonia Eliason joined the University of Mississippi School of Law faculty in 2013 as Assistant Professor of Law. Professor Eliason teaches Contracts, International Trade Law, International Investment Law, EU Law, the Law of Armed Conflict and Law and Science Fiction, and her research focuses on international trade and investment law, global administrative law and Roma rights. Before joining the faculty, Professor Eliason worked as an associate at Allen & Overy in London in the US Corporate Finance group, focusing on debt and equity securities. Professor Eliason also worked in Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong office, as well as at Credit Suisse in London. Prior to joining Allen & Overy, she interned in the Legal Affairs division of the WTO and clerked for Judge Lenaerts at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Professor Eliason received her B.S. in Cell & Molecular Biology and Computer Science from the University of Michigan in 2003, her M.A. in European and Eurasian Studies with a concentration in International Economics from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in 2004, and her J.D. from the University of Michigan in December 2007, where she was the recipient of a Darrow Scholarship.
John Hopkins received his M.A. and LL.B. from Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of Downing College and a Lecturer on the Cambridge Faculty of Law. In addition, he is a Barrister and Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple.
Jonathan L. Marshfield is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. His research focuses on issues of constitutional design and constitutional change. His most recent work was published in the Michigan Law Review, and his prior work has appeared in the Lewis & Clark Law Review, Penn State Law Review, and Rutgers Law Review, among others. Professor Marshfield has also served as a consultant to foreign officials regarding issues of constitutional revision and design, and he advises the Arkansas Public Policy Center regarding constitutional changes in Arkansas. Prior to teaching, Professor Marshfield practiced as a commercial litigator with Latham & Watkins LLP and Saul Ewing LLP. He clerked for Judge Robert B. Kugler, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, and Chief Justice James R. Zazzali of the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey. Professor Marshfield holds an LL.M. in legal theory from New York University School of Law, a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, and a B.A. from Cedarville University.
Brendan Plant is Hopkins–Parry Fellow and Director of Studies in Law (LLM) at Downing College, Cambridge and Affiliated Lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge. Having practised as a solicitor in leading commercial law firms in Sydney, Australia and London, Dr. Plant became a Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London, where he co-authored the book ‘Evidence before the International Court of Justice.’ He has held research fellowships in Germany at the University of Freiburg and the Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, and he has acted as consultant to numerous international NGOs, including Amnesty International and Greenpeace. Dr. Plant holds undergraduate honours degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Sydney, a Master’s in Human Rights from the London School of Economics, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He lectures international human rights law, public international law and English private law, and he pursues research in international dispute settlement, territorial sovereignty, human rights and international legal theory.
Paula Schaefer is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law. She teaches Behavioral Legal Ethics, Business Associations, Civil Pre-Trial Litigation, Civil Procedure, EDiscovery, and Professional Responsibility. As a lawyer, she practiced in the area of business litigation. In her scholarship, Schaefer considers issues of fiduciary duty and professional ethics. She is the author of the Civil Procedure book in West’s Developing Professional Skills series and a co-author of the textbook Professional Responsibility in the Life of the Lawyer.
Anna Williams Shavers is the Cline Williams Professor of Citizenship Law at the University Of Nebraska College Of Law. She received her B.S. degree from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and her M.S. in Business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was elected to membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society. She received her J.D. degree (cum laude) from the University of Minnesota where she served as Managing Editor of the Minnesota Law Review. She was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in 1979 and the Nebraska bar in 1989. Other positions include: Associate, Faegre & Benson Law Firm, Minneapolis, MN and Associate Clinical Professor, University of Minnesota. While at the University of Minnesota, Professor Shavers established that law school’s first immigration clinic. Professor Shavers teaches Administrative Law; Immigration Law; Forced Migration (including Human Trafficking); International Gender Issues; and Gender, Race and Class. Professor Shavers believes that she has found the position for which she is ideally suited. She thoroughly enjoys the interaction with students. She also enjoys having the time to devote to reading and questioning various aspects of our legal system. Her primary interest is the area of immigration and its intersection with gender issues. This area appeals to her because of her appreciation of the differences of people from various cultures. She currently serves as a Board Member of the Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Inc., Co-Chair of the University of Nebraska- Lincoln Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking Planning Team, and Liaison for the ABA Administrative Law Section to the Administrative Conference of the United States(ACUS). She has previously served as Chair of ABA Administrative Law Section, the Secretary and Publication Chair, a Council Member and Immigration Committee Chair of the ABA Administrative Law Section, Chair of the AALS Section on Immigration Law, member of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging and member of the ABA Coordinating Committee on Immigration Law. She is a frequent national and international presenter on immigration, human trafficking and administrative law issues.