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Georgetown University Law Center

Georgetown University Law Center

Law

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Background

Summary

Specialties:I specialize in structural constitutional law, especially topics within the field of the separation of powers such as appointments and removal.

Experience

Professor of Law

Villanova University
– Present (5 years 5 months)

I teach civil procedure, comparative immigration law, constitutional law (federalism, separation of powers, individual rights), federal courts, and advanced separation of powers.

Associate Professor

William S. Boyd School of Law University of Nevada Las Vegas
(5 years)Las Vegas, Nevada Area

I taught Constitutional Law I, Civil Procedure I and II, Federal Courts and International Business Transactions.

Law Clerk

Judge Jay S. Bybee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
(1 year 3 months)Las Vegas, Nevada Area

Associate

Covington & Burling LLP
(1 year 7 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area

I was an associate in the litigation and international trade practices. I also handled antitrust matters, e.g. Hart-Scott-Rodino filings for acquisitions and mergers.

In addition, I handled several pro bono immigration cases, including an affirmative asylum application, a Zadvydas-type indefinite detention case, and criminal defense of aliens.

Law Clerk

Judge Raymond A. Jackson, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
(1 year 1 month)Virginia

Summer Associate

Ropes & Gray LLP
(less than a year)

Judicial Intern

Judge Loren A. Smith, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
(less than a year)Washington D.C. Metro Area

Research Assistant

Professor Vicki C. Jackson, Georgetown University Law Center
(less than a year)Washington D.C. Metro Area

Languages

  1. French

    Professional working proficiency
  2. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Publications

Impeachment as Judicial Selection?(Link)

William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal
2010

Education

Georgetown University Law Center

JD, Law, cum laude

Brigham Young University

BA, Political Science and Philosophy, cum laude with University Honors

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