Summer 2018 Cambridge Program Faculty

William W. Berry III is Associate Professor and Frank Montague, Jr. Professor of Legal Studies and Professionalism at the University of Mississippi School of Law, as well as Director of the Cambridge Summer Abroad Program. Professor Berry teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law and sports law.  Before coming to Ole Miss, 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).

Carol R. Goforth is University Professor and the Clayton N. Little Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.  With decades of experience in corporate, securities and business law issues, she has recently branched out into cryptotransactions, writing on how lawyers should understand the world of blockchain and bitcoin and how such interests are regulated under U.S. law. She is currently working on a book on the evolving regulatory paradigm into which cyrptoassets and compliant cryptotransactions will have to fit. She is the author of more than 50 published law review articles and 2 books, primarily dealing with unincorporated businesses, although touching on a wide range of legal topics. Her teaching interests have also been in the area of corporate and business law and related topics.

Desiree C. Hensley is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law.  Her area of research is affordable housing policy and fair housing.  In addition to classroom teaching, Professor Hensley directs the Low-Income Housing Clinic, which represents clients facing unlawful eviction, homelessness, loss of property rights, and discrimination.

Federica Paddeu is the John Tiley Fellow in Law at Queens’ College and a Fellow at Lauterpacht Centre for International Law Abogado (cum laude). She received her PhD (Yorke Prize) at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas – Venezuela; her LLM in international law (first class honours, Clive Parry Prize for International Law) at the University of Cambridge; and her Post-Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGDipLATHE) at the University of Oxford. Paddeu’s main research interests are general international law, the law of State responsibility and the law on the use of force. She is also interested in the history of international law, especially the ‘long’ 19th century. Her work has been published in the British Yearbook of International Law and in the Leiden Journal of International Law. A monograph based on her PhD dissertation on Justification and Excuse in International Law: Concept and Theory of General Defences was published by Cambridge University Press in January of 2018. She has also conducted research for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, as part of the activities of the Cambridge Pro Bono Project. In 2017, she was a member of the legal panel chaired by Shaheed Fatima QC tasked with producing a legal report as part of the Inquiry on Protecting Children in Conflict, launched by the UN Special Envoy for Global Education and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and supported by Save the Children and Theirworld. She is currently a Research Associate of the Following Grenfell: The Human Rights and Equality Dimension project of the Equality and Human Rights Commission ( Before arriving to Cambridge, she worked for Baker & McKenzie (Caracas office) as a law-clerk and a paralegal in the criminal law and labour law departments. Paddeu is admitted to practice in Venezuela, as a member of the Caracas (Distrito Federal) Bar.

Thomas Plank is the Joel A. Katz Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law. He teaches secured transactions, bankruptcy, property, and payment systems. He has published over 20 articles on bankruptcy and commercial law, and structured finance and securitization. He is currently Of Counsel to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, providing advice on bankruptcy, commercial law, and real estate issues in connection with structured finance, securitization and other real estate and commercial finance transactions, and he has also served as an expert witness in litigation on securitization and other bankruptcy and commercial law matters. Before joining UT in 1994, Professor Plank practiced law for 19 years, concentrating his practice mostly on real estate finance, commercial finance, public finance and securities transactions. Beginning in 1987, as a partner with Kutak Rock LLP he specialized in the securitization of mortgage loans and other receivables, first as issuer’s counsel and then as bankruptcy structuring and UCC counsel. He has been a member of the American Law Institute since 1993.

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.

Brett C. Stohs is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Cline Williams Director of the Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Professor Stohs joined the Nebraska Law faculty in March 2012 to establish and direct the Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic, which provides legal assistance to entrepreneurs and startup businesses across the State of Nebraska. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Stohs practiced law at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan (now Eversheds Sutherland) in Washington, DC and at Rembolt Ludtke in Lincoln, NE, focusing on mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate matters for domestic and foreign clients in a variety of industries. Professor Stohs’s research interests include the application of technology to clinical legal education and expansion of legal resources available to non-profits and social entrepreneurs.