Summer 2023 Cambridge Program Director and Faculty


William W. Berry III is the Montague Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law and 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).


Zach Buck is an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, where he teaches courses in health law and torts. His research focuses on the Affordable Care Act, rules that govern overtreatment and medical necessity, and the regulation of health care and pharmaceutical prices. He is the author of over 15 law review articles, and has been quoted in national outlets such as the New Yorker, CNN, USA Today, and the Los Angeles Times. Over his first seven years at Tennessee, Buck has been honored for his teaching, research, and service. Professor Buck was recognized as UT Law’s teacher of the year with the 2019 Harold Warner Outstanding Teacher Award, has had his scholarship awarded through the Marilyn V. Yarbrough Faculty Award for Writing Excellence, the Wilkinson Junior Research Professorship, and the John Reginald Hill Faculty Scholar Award, and has won the Forrest W. Lacy Award for outstanding contributions to the UT Law moot court program. Professor Buck holds a BA from Miami University (OH), and a Masters in Bioethics and J.D., both from the University of Pennsylvania. He formerly practiced at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago.

Antonia Eliason joined the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2013, where she teaches a variety of international economic law classes as well as the law of armed conflict, law and science fiction, and contracts. Her research focuses on international economic law, particularly issues relating to climate change, sustainable development, and trade facilitation. Her other research interests include cannabis legalization, sovereign debt, and blockchain technology. 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. Professor Eliason received her B.S. in Cell & Molecular Biology and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, her M.A. in European and Eurasian Studies with a concentration in International Economics from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, and her J.D. from the University of Michigan, where she was the recipient of a Darrow Scholarship. She is currently working to complete her LL.M. in Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi.

Will Foster is an associate professor and the Arkansas Bar Foundation Professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law. His teaching and scholarship focus primarily on tax, business, and transactional matters. From 2016 to 2020, Prof. Foster served as the associate dean for academic affairs law school. He was previously an associate professor at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. Prior to teaching, he practiced in the mergers & acquisitions section of Friday, Eldredge & Clark. He holds a J.D. from the University of Arkansas and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University. Prof. Foster was voted professor of the year by the graduating law students at Washburn University in 2013 and at the University of Arkansas in 2016.

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.

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.

Adam Thimmesch is the Margaret R. Larson Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law. He received his J.D. with highest distinction in 2005 from the University of Iowa College of Law, where he served as an articles editor on the Iowa Law Review. After law school, Professor Thimmesch joined the tax group at Faegre & Benson LLP in Minneapolis and worked at that firm until joining Nebraska Law in 2012.  Professor Thimmesch’s research focuses on state tax policy and the impact of modern technology and markets on existing legal structures, the states, and their residents. Professor Thimmesch frequently speaks at academic and professional conferences around the country and is active in national organizations. He has served as a member of the executive committee of the American Association of Law Schools’ Section on Taxation, including serving as its Chair in 2022, and as the reporter for the Uniform Law Commission’s study committee on online sales taxation in 2020. Professor Thimmesch regularly testifies before state legislative committees and provides advice to legislators and to policy groups on state tax matters. Professor Thimmesch has been voted the Professor of the Year by upper class law students four times and has received a College Distinguished Teaching Award twice.