Michèle Alexandre is Professor of Law and Jessie D. Puckett, Jr. Lecturer at the University of Mississippi School of Law. Alexandre was named one of Ebony Magazine’s Top 100 influential African Americans of 2013 and one of the 50 “Most Influential Minority Law Professors 50 Years of Age or Younger” by Lawyers of Color Magazine. The first black woman valedictorian of Colgate University, she earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 2000. She has received Fulbright and Watson Fellowships.Professor Alexandre’s scholarship and teaching focus on international law, civil rights, constitutional law and gender. Alexandre is the author of numerous law review articles and a book entitled: Sexploitation: Sexual Profiling and the Illusion of Gender (Routledge 2014).
Professor Alexandre’s prior professional experience includes serving as a civil rights attorney with Chestnut Sanders Sanders Pettaway Campbell & Albright L.L.C. in Selma, AL—where she worked, among many discrimination cases, on both iterations of the Black Farmers class action suit. She served as an Associate in the Corporate Real Estate Department of the Debevoise & Plimpton law firm; and as a Law Clerk for the Hon. John P. Fullam, U.S. Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania
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).
Doug Blaze has taught at Tennessee since 1993, when he joined the faculty as the director of clinical programs. He served as dean of the College of Law from 2008 to 2015, when he returned to teaching full-time and to serve as director of the college’s Institute for Professional Leadership, which he co-founded. Through the Institute he has developed and taught courses focusing on leadership and professional development, including Leading as Lawyers: Transpacific Perspectives, recently offered in Brisbane, Australia. He also regularly teaches Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, and supervises the Criminal Externships.
Professor Blaze currently serves as chair of the Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission and has served as a member of the commission since 2009. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Deborah Rhode Award from the American Law Schools for his work in promoting pro bono and access to justice, the Bass, Berry & Sims Award for Outstanding Service to the Bench and Bar, and the Harold Warner Outstanding Teacher Award. In 2013, he served as an honorary guest football coach for the Volunteers when they played the Missouri Tigers. Tennessee lost 31-3.
Steven Bradford is the Earl Dunlap Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska. He received a B.S. from Utah State University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.P.P. from Harvard University. Professor Bradford teaches courses in business associations, corporate mergers and acquisitions, securities law, and accounting for lawyers. He has written numerous articles on business and securities law issues, and is the author of Basic Accounting Principles for Lawyers (3d ed. 2014). Professor Bradford is an internationally known expert on crowdfunding. He also has an interest in legal humor and has written several humorous articles. Professor Bradford has also published nineteen CALI lessons on business-related subjects. He was a Business Organizations fellow at CALI and has served on CALI’s Board of Directors. He currently serves on CALI’s editorial board. Professor Bradford blogs on the Business Law Prof Blog.
Professor Steve Clowney teaches Property, Land Use, Trusts & Estates at the University of Arkansas. He received his A.B. cum laude from Princeton University in 2000 and his J.D. from Yale University in 2006, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to entering academia, Professor Clowney served as a Law Clerk in the Chambers of the Hon. Ruggero J. Aldisert, in Santa Barbara, California. He has also worked as a legal consultant in Hawaii, a college admissions officer, and a gravedigger. His main areas of research include zoning regulations, the history of cities, handwritten wills, and the presence of violence in informal property systems. Professor Clowney’s other interests revolve around the Pittsburgh Steelers, surfing, podcasts, and bad fantasy adventure novels.
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.
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.