Summer 2020 Cambridge Program Faculty

William W. Berry III is an Associate 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).

Eric Berger is the Earl Dunlap Distinguished Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty at the University of Nebraska College of Law. He received his B.A. with Honors in History from Brown University, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Kent Scholar and an Articles Editor on the Columbia Law Review. After law school, Professor Berger clerked for the Honorable Merrick B. Garland on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He then practiced in Jenner & Block’s Washington, D.C. office, where he worked on cases involving lethal injection, same-sex marriage, the detention of foreign nationals at Guantanamo Bay, and internet obscenity. Professor Berger teaches and writes primarily in the area of U.S. constitutional law.  He has won his law school’s upper-class Professor-of-the-Year Award six times.  His article Individual Rights, Judicial Deference, and Administrative Law Norms in Constitutional Decision Making was named the 2011 winner of the American Constitution Society’s Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law.  Professor Berger has also written extensively about lethal injection litigation.

John M. Czarnetzky is Professor and Mitchell McNutt & Sams Lecturer in Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he has taught for 26 years.  His teaching and scholarly interests include international criminal law, bankruptcy, corporations and commercial law.  He is former director of the Cambridge Summer Program, and is the recipient of multiple awards for teaching, including being named the outstanding professor at the University of Mississippi.  For the past twenty years he has been a legal advisor to the Holy See’s Nuncio to the United Nations.  In that capacity, he represented the Holy See at the negotiations which led to the establishment of the International Criminal Court.

Sara R. Gosman is an Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, where she teaches courses on environmental, natural resources, and energy law.  Her research explores the ways in which uncertainty about risk creates both challenges and opportunities for energy policy.  She is an expert on the laws governing the risks of energy pipelines.  Prior to joining the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2014, she was a lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School. She has also practiced as a water resources attorney at the National Wildlife Federation and as an assistant attorney general in the environmental division of the Michigan Department of Attorney General.  She has taught several classes on environmental justice, was a member of a working group that developed an environmental justice plan for the State of Michigan, and has testified on environmental justice at a hearing on the Flint water crisis held by the Michigan Civil Rights Commission.

Brian Krumm is an Associate Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurial and Intellectual Property Clinic at the University of Tennessee. In addition he teaches Business Associations, Contract Drafting, Secured Transactions, and Introduction to Business Transactions. Prior to joining the faculty Professor Krumm held positions with Booz Allen & Hamilton serving both domestic and international clients.  In addition he has held management positions in the Tennessee Valley Authority and served as Policy Advisor to the Governor of Tennessee.  Professor Krumm’s research interests focus on innovation economics and the commercialization of intellectual property. His teaching interests focus on helping students develop and refine their transactional drafting and negotiation skills. Professor Krumm teaches a Transactional Drafting and Negotiation course via teleconference to students at Renmin University College of Law, In Beijing.

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 (https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/following-grenfell). 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.