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Concord Law School Leadership
Martin Pritikin, an experienced lawyer and educator, is the Dean of Concord Law School. In this role, he is responsible for providing academic leadership for Concord’s programs, faculty, and students while advancing the school’s mission to provide an affordable and accessible education for aspiring attorneys and others seeking to learn the law.
Since joining Concord in 2016, Dean Pritikin has overseen a revision of the school’s entire required curriculum; established the first online law school incubator program to help graduates launch their own practices; led the school in earning the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Louis M. Brown Select Award for Legal Access and the Wolters Kluwer Leading Edge Prize for Educational Innovation; developed the Distinguished Speaker webinar series, which has featured renowned scholars and practitioners; and forged relationships with national institutions, including the Consortium for Access to Justice.
Before joining Concord, Dean Pritikin spent 12 years as a professor and senior administrator at a brick-and-mortar ABA law school. Prior to entering academia, Pritikin was a litigator at Quinn Emanuel. He has committed his academic career to integrating theory with practice and using technology to promote innovation in legal education, including as a volunteer at a prosecutor's office and as a consultant on a multi-year litigation against Lehman Brothers in bankruptcy court.
Dean Pritikin has written numerous articles on reform in legal education and the legal profession, as well as on topics related to civil and criminal practice. His work has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law and Policy Journal, the Cardozo Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, and the Journal of Legal Education, among others. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Education: JD magna cum laude, Harvard Law School; BA summa cum laude, University of Southern California
Publications: “The Teacher Becomes Student: What Law Professors Can Learn from the Legal Profession,” Defense Counsel Journal 81, no. 4 (October 2014)
“The Experiential Sabbatical,” Journal of Legal Education (2014)
“Can Law and Literature Be Practical? The Crucible and the Federal Rules of Evidence,” West Virginia Law Review 115 (2012)
(Co-authored with Ezra Ross): “The Collection Gap: Underenforcement of Corporate and White-Collar Fines and Penalties,” Yale Law & Policy Review 29 (2011)
“Fine-Labor: The Symbiosis Between Monetary and Work Sanctions,” University of Colorado Law Review 81 (2010)
“Is Prison Increasing Crime?” Wisconsin Law Review 2008 (2009)
“The Value of Talmud Study to Modern Legal Education: A Case Study in Unjust Enrichment,” Temple International and Comparative Law Journal 21 (2008)
“Punishment, Prisons, and the Bible: Does ‘Old Testament Justice’ Justify Our Retributive Culture?” Cardozo Law Review 28 (2006)
“Toward Coherence in Civil Conspiracy Law: A Proposal to Abolish the Agent’s Immunity Rule,” Nebraska Law Review 84 (2005)
Recent case comment (unattributed): “Fourth Circuit Holds That Post-IRCA. Undocumented Aliens Cannot Establish Prima Facie Case of Retaliatory Refusal to Hire Under Title VII. Egbuna v. Time-Life Libraries, Inc.,” Harvard Law Review 112 (1999)
Certificates and Bar Membership (State): California — all courts; United States District Court; Central District of California; United States Bankruptcy Court; Southern District of New York (pro hac vice)
Honors and Achievements: Teacher of the Year, Whittier Law School; Champion, ATLA Northeastern Regional Mock Trial Competition; Semi-Finalist, Harvard Law School Ames Moot Court Competition
Legal Focus: Legal Education Reform; Access to Justice; Trial Advocacy and Civil Litigation
CLS Courses: Evidence
As Associate Dean of Faculty at Concord, Dr. Shaun Jamison oversees faculty and academics. He conceived of and created the Future of Law Practice and Cybersecurity courses and provides commentary to the media on technology and privacy issues. Jamison's academic career has focused on skills development and emerging law practice and technology issues. At the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), he served as the chair of the Practice Management and Marketing Section, as well as co-chair for focus groups for the SAGE Report: Self-Audit for Gender Equity and Diversity. He also served on the Golden Valley, MN Human Rights Commission. Jamison has been a solo practice attorney as well as working at Westlaw, first as a reference attorney and later managing teams of Westlaw account managers and trainers.
Education: PhD, Capella University; JD, University of North Dakota
"Creating a National Data Privacy Law for the United States," Cybaris®: Vol. 10, Issue 1 (2019).
“AI in the Legal Industry: A Changing Landscape,” National Paralegal Reporter (2019).
"Lawyers Must Prepare for Ransomware," Computer & Internet Lawyer; Vol. 36, Issue 8 (2019).
"Creating a National Data Privacy Law", CPO Magazine (2018).
"We Need a Cybersecurity Framework for Law Firms," Law360 (2018).
“Curriculum Mapping,” “Intellectual Property,” and “Law Education,” The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education, Sage Publications, Inc. (2016).
Certifications and Bar Membership (State):
Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)
Honors and Achievements: Recipient of the 2016 MSBA North Star Lawyer award, recognizing members who donate fifty or more hours per year in legal services to low income clients.
CLS Courses: Cyberlaw, Electronic Legal Research, Future of Law Practice, Cybersecurity Law
Steve Bracci is currently the associate dean of first-year programs at Concord. He teaches a number of first-year and upper-division subjects, and is the architect of the First-Year Intensive (FYI) Program, a preparation program for the First-Year Law Students’ Exam (FYLSE). Bracci briefly practiced law before becoming a full-time teacher in 1979. He has taught at a number of law schools during his academic career and has also served as the academic director for the law school divisions of a number of legal publishers. He is an expert in examination techniques and has conducted writing and test-taking seminars nationwide.
Education: JD, Whittier Law School; BA, University of California, Los Angeles
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): California
Legal Focus: Expert in examination techniques
Larasz Moody-Villarose is the assistant dean of Students at Concord Law School. She is responsible for overseeing all student-facing policies, ensuring student satisfaction and engagement, coordinating with departments that impact the student experience, and assisting with outreach and strategic initiatives for the law school. Moody-Villarose served several years as a Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG) attorney in the United States Air Force and has over a decade of experience in law school administration..
Education: EdD, West Chester University (in progress); JD, University of Wisconsin; MA, BA, University of Chicago
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): Pennsylvania
Memberships: National Association of Student Affairs Professionals, Higher Education and the Association of Academic Support Professionals (founding member)
Legal Focus: Torts, administrative law, military criminal justice
Jennifer Fishman is the senior student operations manager, supporting students and assisting them during their academic journey at Concord. She works directly with the assistant dean of students to help resolve conflicts and problems and works on projects to help with student engagement and retention. In addition, Fishman works on developing initiatives for current students and alumni. She has worked in higher education for over 15 years.
Education: MEd, BA, University of Maryland, College Park; Graduate Certificate in Project Management, Kaplan University
Honors and Achievements: Recipient of Kaplan University’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Non-Academic Support Team Award (2017)
Certifications: Lean Six Sigma White Belt
Concord Law School Faculty
Beau Baez is an Emeritus Professor of Law (Charlotte School of Law) and has taught at several law schools over a two-decade teaching career. Prior to becoming a law professor, he was an attorney with the Multistate Tax Commission in Washington, D.C., where he managed a nationally recognized voluntary tax compliance program. In addition to teaching at Concord, Baez hosts a popular academic success YouTube channel called Learn Law Better. His videos have been translated from English into 6 languages, and the channel boasts thousands of subscribers in over 150 countries. He is also a sought-after coach who helps students around the globe succeed in law school and on the bar exam.
Education: JD and LLM, Georgetown University; BS and BA, Liberty University
Publications: “Law’s Failure to Keep Pace with Empirical Science: An Examination of Personality and Emotional Intelligence Testing in the Workplace,” Ohio Northern University Law Review (2014); “Personality Tests in Employment Selection: Use With Caution,” Cornell HR Review (2013)
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): Supreme Court of the United States, District of Columbia, Virginia, United States Court of Federal Claims, and United States Tax Court
Honors and Achievements: Named Professor of the Year 2007 (Liberty University); recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence (Concord Law School)
Legal Focus: Torts, tax, and business associations
CLS Courses: Income Tax, Business Planning
Jason Burk has been at Concord since 2001, with a focus on teaching first-year curriculum. Burk is a partner practicing primarily in the area of workers' compensation defense with a nationwide labor and employment firm and represents employers, insurers, and the self-insured in matters around the state of Georgia. He was previously a shareholder in a civil litigation firm.
Education: JD, Drake University Law School; BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): Nevada, Georgia
CLS Courses: Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law, Introduction to Legal Analysis
Sheri Dennis proudly joined the faculty at Concord in December 2018 as part of the Department of Legal Writing. She has worked as an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University School of Law in Florida where she has taught classes in legal research and writing as well as appellate advocacy. Dennis also has extensive experience teaching numerous online courses for the Legal Studies program at Keiser University. She began practicing law as an assistant regional counsel for the United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) in New York. Dennis represented HHS in administrative hearings and successfully argued an appeal before the Second Circuit.
Education: JD, Cardozo School of Law; BA, Barnard College
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): New York; Florida
Honors and Achievements: Recipient of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Exemplary Performance Award
Legal Focus: Appeals
CLS Courses: Introduction to Legal Analysis
Heather DeVincent-Cook acts as a consultant offering legal advice to healthcare professionals regarding potential liability and compliance issues. She was a corporate attorney for National Health Services, a medical conglomerate which specialized in addictive medicine. DeVincent-Cook headed the risk analysis team for evaluating various office procedures to ensure proper procedure according to federal and state laws. She also has 17 years of teaching experience at several colleges and universities.
Education: JD, New England Law Boston; BS, Mount Ida College
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): Massachusetts
Legal Focus: Health law
CLS Courses: Contract Drafting, Medical Malpractice, Corporations I and II, Employment Law, Medical Products Liability
James Dodge taught undergraduates for 7 years before joining the faculty of Concord in 2000. He is heavily involved in curriculum revision and content creation for courses at Concord. Dodge serves as executive director of the Illinois Legislative Reference Bureau, a nonpartisan agency that drafts legislation for the Illinois state legislature. A former prosecutor and a former assistant attorney general of Illinois, he previously served as deputy chief counsel to the senate president, where he helped write the rules for the impeachment trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and was part of a multi-year project to rewrite and modernize the Illinois Criminal Code and Unified Code of Corrections. Dodge is also a commissioner of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (the Uniform Laws Commission), serving on drafting and study committees for proposed uniform laws, including the Uniform Fiduciary Income and Principal Act (UFIPA). His research has been published in a number of law journals and professional publications.
Education: JD, Southern Illinois University School of Law; BS, University of Illinois
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): Illinois
Legal Focus: Contracts, estates, wills, trusts, real property, corporations and business organizations, limited liability partnerships, and the growth of entity treatment for partnership-based forms of business organization
CLS Courses: First Year Curriculum – Contracts, Criminal Law, Torts, Real Property, Wills and Trusts
Keith Howard is an adjunct professor of law at Concord Law School and the managing partner at The Law Offices of Keith L. Howard, PLLC. Prior to full-time teaching, he practiced education and civil rights law with the legal nonprofit Advocates for Children’s Services, a specialized unit of Legal Aid of N.C., Inc., where he served as a staff attorney for 6 years. Howard has taught several continuing legal education (CLE) courses and served in key leadership roles in his community. Dedicated to advocating for the underserved, he has provided hundreds of pro bono hours.
Education: JD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law; BA, Winston-Salem State University
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): North Carolina
Honors and Achievements: MLK Living the Dream Award (2013–2014), Access to Justice Faculty Award (2011–2012)
Memberships: Black Law Students Association (2014)
Legal Focus: Professional responsibility, legal writing, and education law
CLS Courses: Professional Responsibility, Cross Profession Ethics, Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing/Regulatory and Transactional
While working toward his Juris Doctor from Franklin Pierce Law Center (now University of New Hampshire School of Law), Scott Johnson received grants from the school’s Public Interest Coalition to work on various activities for the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire, and the Claremont Coalition, which is responsible for the landmark Claremont School District v. Governor of New Hampshire decision that established education as a fundamental right under the New Hampshire Constitution. Johnson continued his public interest efforts at a private law firm, working on a range of cases including constitutional law, disability law, education law, employment law, and health law. He frequently appeared before administrative agencies, trial courts, the New Hampshire Supreme Court, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Johnson is admitted to practice before the New Hampshire Supreme Court, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Education: JD, Franklin Pierce Law Center; BA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Publications: Education Law: A Problem-Based Approach, Third Edition, LexisNexis (2015); Special Education Law, Fifth Edition, SAGE Publications (2014)
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): New Hampshire
CLS Courses: Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Education Law, Health Law, Special Education Law
Marc Jones has been an adjunct professor with Concord Law School since 2001 and is an administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration. Previously, he practiced immigration law as a trial attorney with the Department of Homeland Security and as a special assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. He also served in the Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG) of the Air Force, where he practiced criminal law.
Education: LLM, George Washington University Law School; JD, Howard University Law School; BS, Northeastern Illinois University
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): Illinois, Indiana
CLS Courses: Contracts, criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, immigration, introduction to legal analysis, torts
Charles Katz joined the adjunct faculty at Concord in 2017 teaching property law. He is employed as single family servicing and consumer affairs in-house counsel for HomeStreet Bank in Seattle, Washington. Katz is also licensed to practice law in California and provides legal counsel to the bank for its banking business in that state. Previously, he was senior counsel in the litigation department at RCO Legal, PC, a law firm specializing in creditor rights on the West Coast.
Education: JD, Concord Law School; BS, University of Houston
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): California and Washington
Honors and Achievements: Concord Law School, graduation with honors
Legal Focus: Real estate, secured transactions, consumer and business banking
CLS Courses: Real Estate
Robert Landry has taught at Concord for over 10 years and has previously taught Torts, Contracts, Criminal Law, Real Property, and Administrative Law. He has practiced bankruptcy law for over 20 years, after first serving as a law clerk to a federal bankruptcy judge. Landry frequently lectures at continuing legal education (CLE) seminars and academic conferences on bankruptcy law and policy issues. He has published over forty articles dealing with bankruptcy law, commercial law, ethics, and public policy in established law journals.
Education: JD magna cum laude, University of Alabama School of Law; PhD, Auburn University; MA, Jacksonville State University; BS, University of North Alabama
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): Alabama; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Publications: published in Rutgers Business Law Journal, Michigan State Journal of International Law, Mississippi Law Journal, American Bankruptcy Law Journal, and Policy Studies Journal
Memberships: Alabama State Bar, International Association of Consumer Law, Academy of Legal Studies in Business
Legal Focus: Bankruptcy law, policy issues
CLS Courses: Civil Procedure I and II, Administrative Law
Kelley Mauerman has expertise in curriculum and course development and has created Concord’s Professional Responsibility and Cross Professional Ethics courses. She also serves as the director of the externship program and as a competition coach for Concord’s moot court team. She was previously a full-time professor of lawyering skills at Whittier Law School, where she developed and taught courses in lawyering skills, professional responsibility, electronic discovery, and pretrial litigation. After graduation from law school, Mauerman clerked for Magistrate Judge Cynthia G. Aaron in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. She has practiced law in the area of wills, trusts, and estate planning and has presented at numerous regional and national conferences.
Education: JD cum laude, University of San Diego School of Law; BA, Northwestern University
Publications: (with Ernest Hadley and Eleanor Laws) Effective Summary Judgment Motions, Dewey Publications (2008)
“Starting from the Top: Using a Capstone Course to Begin Program Assessment in Legal Education,” Oklahoma City University Law Review 37 (2012)
“Using Formative Writing Assignments to Assess Student Learning Outcomes Across the Curriculum,” The Law Teacher (Spring 2012)
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): California
Honors and Achievements: Member of the Order of the Coif, University of San Diego School of Law
Memberships: Association of Legal Writing Directors, American Bar Association (ABA), Legal Writing Institute, State Bar of California, Orange County Bar Association
Legal Focus: Assessment in legal education, legal research and writing, legal ethics
CLS Courses: Introduction to Legal Analysis I and II, Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing, Professional Responsibility, Cross Professional Ethics
Vanessa Pierce specializes in corporate and intellectual property law. Prior to moving to Washington State, Rollins served as senior counsel for international and legal affairs for the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining IPO, Pierce was a full-time law school professor at Wayne State University Law School and Ave Maria School of Law, teaching patent, copyright, trademark, and contracts courses. Pierce has written several intellectual property-related articles and lectured frequently for various organizations. Before becoming a professor, Pierce practiced intellectual property and corporate law for 8 years in private practice. She is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Education: JD cum laude, Notre Dame Law School; BS, The University of Utah
Publications: ”Trademark Fair Use: Braun® Versus the Bunny,” Marquette International Property Law Review (2009); “If It Walks Like Duck, and Quacks Like a Duck, Shouldn’t It Be a Duck? How a ‘Functional’ Approach Ameliorates the Discontinuity Between the ‘Primary Significance’ Tests for Genericness and Secondary Meaning,” New Mexico Law Review (2007)
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): California and Washington
Legal Focus: Intellectual property and corporate law
CLS Courses: Intellectual Property
Jeremy Rovinsky is dean and general counsel of National Paralegal College. He has been admitted to practice law in a number of jurisdictions and has been published in multiple law journals and academic publications. Jeremy has taught Advanced Legal Writing and Advanced Property at an ABA-accredited law school, helped update the rules of professional conduct for an American Indian community court, and serves as a judge pro tem for the Maricopa County Justice Courts.
Education: JD with honors, George Washington University; BA with honors, American University
Publications: "Don't Have a Cow, Flanders: Guidance for the European Court of Justice as It Considers the Flemish Parliament’s Ban on Ritual Slaughter,” University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 180 (2019).
(Co-authored with Stephen Haas), Basic Trust Drafting, 2nd ed., Carolina Academic Press (2019).
“Troubleshooting Legal Malfunction: Lexmark and Consumer Standing Under the Lanham Act,” The John Marshall Law Review, 453 (2015).
“The DC Human Rights Act: A Model for the Nation?” Charlotte Law Review, 1 (2015).
“The Cutting Edge: The Debate Over Regulation of Ritual Slaughter in the Western World,” California Western International Law Journal, 79 (2014).
“Monopoly—University Edition: The Case for Student Housing Independence,” BYU Education and Law Journal, 45 (2013).
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): Arizona
HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS: Rovinsky’s book, Basic Trust Drafting, 2nd ed. (co-authored with a colleague), was listed by BookAuthority.org as one of the “18 Best New Estate Planning Books to Read in 2019.”
CLS COURSES: Electronic Legal Research
Melissa Racki has been with Concord for over 10 years, first as an assistant dean of students and now teaching Legal Writing and Analysis. She has practiced as a plaintiff’s attorney, representing clients with Social Security Disability, ERISA, personal injury, and workers’ compensation claims. She specialized in Social Security and ERISA administrative hearings and appeals, and assisted in the preparation of the ERISA course outline and materials taught at Stetson University College of Law. She also worked as a Social Security law clerk for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, drafting orders, reports, and recommendations for eight U.S. magistrates. Racki owns and operates a small online business selling hand knits and hand-spun yarns.
Education: JD, Stetson University College of Law; BA, University of Maryland University College Europe
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): Florida
CLS Courses: Introduction to Legal Analysis I and II
Victoria Vidt is an assistant public defender in the Allegheny County Public Defender's Office in Pittsburgh, specializing in appellate advocacy. She has practiced in the appellate courts of Pennsylvania, and the United States Supreme Court. Vidt has presented many continuing education seminars in Pennsylvania, covering all stages of a criminal defense practice.
Education: JD cum laude, Duquesne University School of Law; BA, BA, University of Pittsburgh
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): Pennsylvania
Honors and Achievements: Member of Law Review, Duquesne University School of Law
Active in Allegheny County Bar Association, currently Vice-Chair
Publications Committee and Council member, Criminal Litigation Section
Section Editor, Criminal Division, Pittsburgh Legal Journal
Legal Focus: Criminal defense litigation, appellate advocacy
CLS Courses: Criminal Procedure
Terry Watt is a director in the Tulsa firm of Crowe & Dunlevy, P.C., in the IP group. He is a registered patent attorney and concentrates his practice in the field of intellectual property law as it relates to high-technology subject matters and computer and software law. In addition to his teaching at Concord, Watt has been an adjunct professor at The University of Tulsa College of Law. He is also a frequent speaker on patent law issues and has authored numerous articles on the topic.
Education: JD, University of Tulsa; PhD, University of Tulsa, Geophysics; MA, Princeton University, Statistics; MBA, University of Tulsa, Finance; BA, University of Tulsa, Mathematics
Publications: “How to Handle Gripe Sites Effectively,” Tulsa World, October 7, 2018
“Bird in the Hand — Are Tweets Considered Intellectual Property?” The Oklahoman, August 19, 2018
“Contractor Owns Software, Not Business,” Tulsa World, September 17, 2017
“Dealing with a Software Copyright Audit,” The Journal Record, July 20, 2016
“Common Mistakes Made by Inventors,” The Journal Record, June 8, 2016
“Protecting Your Company’s Trade Secrets,” The Journal Record, March 16, 2016
“Trademark Tips,” The Journal Record, July 1, 2015
“Offer Invalidates Patent,” The Journal Record, September 25, 2013
“Court Puts Brakes on Cars Claim,” The Journal Record, February 23, 2011
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): Oklahoma; admitted to practice before the federal courts of the Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Honors and Achievements: Best Lawyers in America®: Copyright, Patent, Litigation (Intellectual Property), Trademark (2010–2019)
Best Lawyer of the Year: Patent (2014–2016)
Lawyer of the Year (Tulsa): Copyright (2019)
Oklahoma Super Lawyers® (2012–2016)
Chambers® ranked lawyer in Intellectual Property (2014–2018)
Memberships: American Intellectual Property Law Association, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Bar Association (ABA)
Legal Focus: Intellectual property, including patent prosecution, litigation, and client counseling on all aspects of intellectual property law
CLS Courses: Patent Law Fundamentals, Patent Claim Drafting, Patent Litigation, Patent Application Drafting, Intellectual Property Survey
Shandrea P. Williams is a full-time law professor teaching first-year and advanced courses at Concord, as well as a Faculty Senate member. She holds state and federal bar licenses and concentrates her practice in the field of criminal defense. In addition to teaching at Concord, Williams has been a law professor, administrator, and adjunct professor at the University of Mississippi, University of Florida, University of La Verne, and Wilberforce University. She is a frequent speaker on criminal law and procedure issues and volunteers and presents in the areas of domestic violence, sexual harassment, and human rights.
Education: JD, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law; BA, Southern University and A&M College
Publications: “National Consensus, Retributive Theory, and Foundations of Justice and Morality in Eighth Amendment Jurisprudence: A Response to Advocates of the Child Rape Death Penalty Statute in Kennedy v. Louisiana,” The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice (2011); “Overrepresented in Lockup — Underrepresented on the Home Front: Creating a Blueprint for Quality Reintegration into Home and Family After Incarceration,” Ninth Annual National Fatherhood & Families Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, Program Booklet (2008)
Certifications and Bar Membership (State): Louisiana
Honors and Achievements: Recipient of Co-Teacher of the Year, Arizona Summit Law School
Recipient of Dean Jon Mills Excellent Service Award, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Recipient of Rahim Reed Outstanding Service Award, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Black Law Student Association
Recipient of Outstanding Service Award, Dean’s Recognition, Admissions Office Prospectus, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Recipient of Faculty/Student Appreciation Award, Edward Waters College
Recipient of Outstanding Achievements in Education award, Ebony magazine
Recipient of Dean Louis Westerfield Leadership Award, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (awarded to the outstanding leader of each graduating class)
Recipient of Street Law Outstanding Service Award, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Member, moot court team, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Legal Focus: Criminal defense; contracts, mergers, and acquisitions; sports and entertainment
CLS Courses: Contracts, Criminal Law, Torts, Evidence, Real Property, Trial Advocacy