Summer 2014 Cambridge Program Faculty

William W. Berry III is Assistant 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 an 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).

Professor Judy Cornett is the College of Law Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee. Professor Cornett combines her legal knowledge with her love of English literature. After receiving the J.D. degree from UT, Professor Cornett earned master’s and Ph.D. degrees in English from the University of Virginia. Cornett is a popular speaker on civil procedure and legal ethics. She has been published in the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, and the Tennessee, Cincinnati, Loyola Chicago and Albany law reviews. She is a member of the Modern Language Association and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. She served on the Tennessee Supreme Court Commission on Gender Fairness and as co-chair of the Tennessee Supreme Court Committee to Implement the Recommendations of the Racial and Ethnic Fairness Commission and the Gender Fairness Commission.

Samuel M. Davis is Dean Emeritus, Professor of Law, and Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government at the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he teaches Criminal Law, Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Children in the Legal System, and Juvenile Courts Seminar. Dean Davis received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, his law degree from the University of Mississippi, and his LL.M. from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Mississippi Bar, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute. Dean Davis is also a fellow in the American Bar Foundation, the Mississippi Bar Foundation, and the Young Lawyers of the Mississippi Bar. Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, he is included in Who’s Who in America. In addition, Dean Davis is the author of four books, Children’s Rights Under the Law (2011), Children in the Legal System, 4th ed. (2009) (with Scott, Wadlington, and Whitebread); Children’s Rights and the Law (1987) (with Schwartz) and Rights of Juveniles: The Juvenile Justice System, (2009 ed), as well as numerous articles on juvenile, family and children’s law.

Professor Richard Dooling began teaching at the College of Law in January 2008 after almost two decades of working in the publishing, television, and film industries. He attended the St. Louis University School of Law, and worked in private practice for five years before launching a career as a novelist after his second novel,White Man’s Grave, was nominated for the National Book Award in 1994. The author of five novels and two books of nonfiction, Professor Dooling was also co-writer and co-producer with Stephen King for Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital ABC primetime in 2004. He is also a regular contributor to the New York Times opinion page and writes often about technology and the first amendment. Professor Dooling teaches Entertainment Law, Mass Communications Law, Legal Profession, and Law and Literature.

Professor 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.

Professor Tim Tarvin of the University of Arkansas School of Law teaches the Federal Practice Clinic, the Transactional Clinic and the General Practice Clinic. He serves in the Arkansas Bar Association House of Delegates and is a member of the Association’s Technology Committee and Legal Services Committee. He has served on the Arkansas Supreme Court Task Force on Public Access to Court Records and on the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Continuing Legal Education. He has spoken at local, regional and national conferences on the academic use of document assembly software and expert systems and has served as a panelist and presenter on web-based continuing legal education, co-authoring an article on that topic. He is a frequent lecturer and panelist on legal technology, nonprofit organizations and bankruptcy. Following his admission to practice in 1976 he served as deputy prosecuting attorney, bankruptcy trustee, juvenile judge, and municipal judge before joining the School of Law faculty in 1993. Professor Tarvin is admitted to practice before the Arkansas Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and United States District Courts for Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. He belongs to the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and the Washington County Bar Association. He earned his B.A. in business and economics from Hendrix College and his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Professor Graham Virgo received his M.A. from Cambridge University, and his B.C.L. from the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of Downing College, a Professor, Cambridge Faculty of Law, and a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn.