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A comprehensive listing of the faculty and their areas of expertise is provided by subject area. Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses are also provided.

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Subject Area Faculty Member/
Contact Information
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Administrative Law Daniel Gifford
giffo001@umn.edu
612-625-0809
  Kristin Hickman
khickman@umn.edu
612-624-2915
  Christopher Roberts
cnr@umn.edu
612-624-2947
Alternative Dispute Resolution Laura Cooper
lcooper@umn.edu
612-625-4320
  Ralph Hall
hallx171@umn.edu
612-625-6487
  Mitchell E. Zamoff
mezamoff@umn.edu
612-624-1869
American Legal History Susanna Blumenthal
blume047@umn.edu
612-626-5694
  Carol Chomsky
choms001@umn.edu
612-625-2885
  Jill Hasday
jhasday@umn.edu
612-626-6633
  Barbara Welke
welke004@umn.edu
612-624-7017
American Political System Dale Carpenter
dalecarp@umn.edu
612-625-5537
  Heidi Kitrosser
hdk@umn.edu
612-626-3070
  Herbert M. Kritzer
kritzer@umn.edu
612-626-4035
  Francis Shen
fxshen@umn.edu
612-625-5328
Antitrust & Trade Regulation Brad Clary
clary002@umn.edu
612-625-1059
  Tom Cotter
cotte034@umn.edu
612-624-7527
  Daniel Gifford
giffo001@umn.edu
612-625-0809
  Paul Vaaler
vaal0001@umn.edu
612-625-4951
Appellate Advocacy Brad Clary
clary002@umn.edu
612-625-1059
Assisted Reproduction June Carbone
jcarbone@umn.edu
612-626-3012
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Bankruptcy Christopher Soper
csoper@umn.edu
612-626-1605
Bioethics June Carbone
jcarbone@umn.edu
612-626-3012
  Susan M. Wolf
swolf@umn.edu
612-625-3406
Brownfields Law Alexandra Klass
aklass@umn.edu
612-625-0155
Business Law Edward Adams
adams006@umn.edu
612-625-0510
  Ann Burkhart
burkh002@umn.edu
612-625-4522
  Carol Chomsky
choms001@umn.edu
612-625-2885
  Tom Cotter
cotte034@umn.edu
612-624-7527
  Prentiss Cox
coxxx211@umn.edu
612-625-6810
  Daniel Gifford
giffo001@umn.edu
612-625-0809
  Oren Gross
gross084@umn.edu
612-624-7521
  Ralph Hall
hallx171@umn.edu
612-625-6487
  Kristin Hickman
khickman@umn.edu
612-624-2915
  Claire Hill
hillx445@umn.edu
612-624-6521
  John Matheson
mathe001@umn.edu
612-625-3879
(Business Organizations)
  Brett McDonnell
bhm@umn.edu
612-625-1373
  William McGeveran
billmcg@umn.edu
612-625-6047
  Steve Meili
smeili@umn.edu
612-626-3972
  Amy B. Monahan
monahan@umn.edu
612-624-1261
  Ruth Okediji
rokediji@umn.edu
612-625-6475
  Richard W. Painter
rpainter@umn.edu
612-626-9707
  Daniel Schwarcz
schwarcz@umn.edu
612-625-4272
  Kathryn Sedo
sedox001@umn.edu
612-625-5515
  Bruce Shnider
shnid002@umn.edu
612-625-6489
  Christopher Soper
csoper@umn.edu
612-626-1605
  Paul Vaaler
vaal0001@umn.edu
612-625-4951
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Child Advocacy Perry Moriearty
pmoriear@umn.edu
612-625-4562
Citizenship Christopher Roberts
cnr@umn.edu
612-624-2947
Civil Litigation Herbert M. Kritzer
kritzer@umn.edu
612-626-4035
  Perry Moriearty
pmoriear@umn.edu
612-625-4562
  Laura Thomas
thom0800@umn.edu
612-626-1007
Civil Practice Perry Moriearty
pmoriear@umn.edu
612-625-4562
Civil Procedure Brad Clary
clary002@umn.edu
612-625-1059
  Laura Cooper
lcooper@umn.edu
612-625-4320
  Allan Erbsen
aerbsen@umn.edu
612-626-6632
  William McGeveran
billmcg@umn.edu
612-625-6047
  Steve Meili
smeili@umn.edu
612-626-3972
  Mitchell E. Zamoff
mezamoff@umn.edu
612-624-1869
Class Action Allan Erbsen
aerbsen@umn.edu
612-626-6632
Climate Change Alexandra Klass
aklass@umn.edu
612-625-0155
  Hari Osofsky
hosofsky@umn.edu
612-625-1038
Clinical Legal Education Beverly Balos
balos001@umn.edu
  Ben Casper
caspe010@umn.edu
612-625-6484
  Prentiss Cox
coxxx211@umn.edu
612-625-6810
  Jennie Green
jmgreen@umn.edu
612-625-7247
  Mark Kappelhoff
mkappelh@umn.edu
612-626-0532
  Steve Meili
smeili@umn.edu
612-626-3972
  Perry Moriearty
pmoriear@umn.edu
612-625-4562
  Jean Sanderson
jsanders@umn.edu
612-625-5515
  Kathryn Sedo
sedox001@umn.edu
612-625-5515
  Stephen Simon
simon001@umn.edu
612-625-8012
  Laura Thomas
thom0800@umn.edu
612-626-1007
  Carl Warren
warre001@umn.edu
612-625-8581
Community Law Practice Nancy Cook
nlcook@umn.edu
612-625-1552
Complex Litigation Allan Erbsen
aerbsen@umn.edu
612-626-6632
(Class Actions)
Constitutional Law Dale Carpenter
dalecarp@umn.edu
612-625-5537
  Jill Hasday
jhasday@umn.edu
612-626-6633
  Heidi Kitrosser
hdk@umn.edu
612-626-3070
  Fred Morrison
morrison@umn.edu
612-625-0321
  Robert Stein
stein@umn.edu
612-625-3047
Consumer Law Prentiss Cox
coxxx211@umn.edu
612-625-6810
Consumer Protection Steve Meili
smeili@umn.edu
612-626-3972
Contracts Brian Bix
bix@umn.edu
612-624-2505
  Carol Chomsky
choms001@umn.edu
612-625-2885
  Claire Hill
hillx445@umn.edu
612-624-6521
  John Matheson
mathe001@umn.edu
612-625-3879
  Ruth Okediji
rokediji@umn.edu
612-625-6475
  Daniel Schwarcz
schwarcz@umn.edu
612-625-4272
Copyright Tom Cotter
cotte034@umn.edu
612-624-7527
  Ruth Okediji
rokediji@umn.edu
612-625-6475
Corporate Compliance Issues Ralph Hall
hallx171@umn.edu
612-625-6487
Corporations and Business (see Business) Claire Hill
hillx445@umn.edu
612-624-6521
  John Matheson
mathe001@umn.edu
612-625-3879
  Brett McDonnell
bhm@umn.edu
612-625-1373
  Richard W. Painter
rpainter@umn.edu
612-626-9707
  Paul Vaaler
vaal0001@umn.edu
612-625-4951
Courts Allan Erbsen
aerbsen@umn.edu
612-626-6632
  Herbert M. Kritzer
kritzer@umn.edu
612-626-4035
Criminal Law Susanna Blumenthal
blume047@umn.edu
612-626-5694
  Stephen J. Cribari
criba001@umn.edu
612-625-6486
  Barry Feld
feldx001@umn.edu
612-625-9389
  Richard Frase
frase001@umn.edu
612-625-0831
  Neha Jain
njain@umn.edu
612-625-7809
  Mark Kappelhoff
mkappelh@umn.edu
612-626-0532
  Perry Moriearty
pmoriear@umn.edu
612-625-4562
  Kevin Reitz
reitz027@umn.edu
612-626-3078
  Francis Shen
fxshen@umn.edu
612-625-5328
  Stephen Simon
simon001@umn.edu
612-625-8012
  Michael Tonry
tonry001@umn.edu
612-625-1314
(DWI)
  Mitchell E. Zamoff
mezamoff@umn.edu
612-624-1869
Criminal Procedure Barry Feld
feldx001@umn.edu
612-625-9389
  Richard Frase
frase001@umn.edu
612-625-0831
  Mark Kappelhoff
mkappelh@umn.edu
612-626-0532
  Mitchell E. Zamoff
mezamoff@umn.edu
612-624-1869
D Back to top
Disability Stephen Befort
befor001@umn.edu
612-625-7342
  Jill Hasday
jhasday@umn.edu
612-626-6633
  Susan M. Wolf
swolf@umn.edu
612-625-3406
Discrimination Jill Hasday
jhasday@umn.edu
612-626-6633
  Myron Orfield
orfield@umn.edu
612-625-7976
(Housing Discrimination, Affordable Housing Policy)
Domestic Violence Beverly Balos
balos001@umn.edu
  Jill Hasday
jhasday@umn.edu
612-626-6633
  Judith T. Younger
young001@umn.edu
612-625-5844
E Back to top
Economics & Law Tom Cotter
cotte034@umn.edu
612-624-7527
  Claire Hill
hillx445@umn.edu
612-624-6521
  Brett McDonnell
bhm@umn.edu
612-625-1373
  Francesco Parisi
parisi@umn.edu
612-624-3256
  Paul Vaaler
vaal0001@umn.edu
612-625-4951
Empirical Legal Studies Herbert M. Kritzer
kritzer@umn.edu
612-626-4035
  Francis Shen
fxshen@umn.edu
612-625-5328
  Paul Vaaler
vaal0001@umn.edu
612-625-4951
Employment Law Stephen Befort
befor001@umn.edu
612-625-7342
  Laura Cooper
lcooper@umn.edu
612-625-4320
  Ruth Okediji
rokediji@umn.edu
612-625-6475
Energy Law Alexandra Klass
aklass@umn.edu
612-625-0155
  Hari Osofsky
hosofsky@umn.edu
612-625-1038
Environmental Law Brad Karkkainen
bradk@umn.edu
612-624-5294
  Alexandra Klass
aklass@umn.edu
612-625-0155
  Hari Osofsky
hosofsky@umn.edu
612-625-1038
Estate Planning Robert Stein
stein@umn.edu
612-625-3047
Evidence Brad Clary
clary002@umn.edu
612-625-1059
  Stephen J. Cribari
criba001@umn.edu
612-625-6486
F Back to top
Family Law Brian Bix
bix@umn.edu
612-624-2505
  June Carbone
jcarbone@umn.edu
612-626-3012
  Jill Hasday
jhasday@umn.edu
612-626-6633
  Jean Sanderson
jsanders@umn.edu
612-625-5515
  Laura Thomas
thom0800@umn.edu
612-626-1007
  Judith T. Younger
young001@umn.edu
612-625-5844
FDA Matters Ralph Hall
hallx171@umn.edu
612-625-6487
Feminist Theory Mary Louise Fellows
fello001@umn.edu
612-626-0264
  Jill Hasday
jhasday@umn.edu
612-626-6633
  Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
niaol002@umn.edu
612-624-2318
First Amendment Dale Carpenter
dalecarp@umn.edu
612-625-5537
  Heidi Kitrosser
hdk@umn.edu
612-626-3070
G Back to top
Gay Rights Dale Carpenter
dalecarp@umn.edu
612-625-5537
  Carol Chomsky
choms001@umn.edu
612-625-2885
(Gays in the Military)
  Mark Kappelhoff
mkappelh@umn.edu
612-626-0532
Globalization Oren Gross
gross084@umn.edu
612-624-7521
  Paul Vaaler
vaal0001@umn.edu
612-625-4951
Grand Juries/Criminal Process Mark Kappelhoff
mkappelh@umn.edu
612-626-0532
H Back to top
Health Insurance Amy B. Monahan
monahan@umn.edu
612-624-1261
Health Law Ralph Hall
hallx171@umn.edu
612-625-6487
  Amy B. Monahan
monahan@umn.edu
612-624-1261
  Daniel Schwarcz
schwarcz@umn.edu
612-625-4272
  Susan M. Wolf
swolf@umn.edu
612-625-3406
  Mitchell E. Zamoff
mezamoff@umn.edu
612-624-1869
Human Rights (International) Jennie Green
jmgreen@umn.edu
612-625-7247
  Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
niaol002@umn.edu
612-624-2318
  Christopher Roberts
cnr@umn.edu
612-624-2947
  David Weissbrodt
weiss001@umn.edu
612-625-5027
Human Trafficking Mark Kappelhoff
mkappelh@umn.edu
612-626-0532
I Back to top
Immigration Law Ben Casper
caspe010@umn.edu
612-625-6484
  Steve Meili
smeili@umn.edu
612-626-3972
  Paul Vaaler
vaal0001@umn.edu
612-625-4951
Indian Law Joan Howland
howla001@umn.edu
612-625-9036
Insurance Daniel Schwarcz
schwarcz@umn.edu
612-625-4272
  Mitchell E. Zamoff
mezamoff@umn.edu
612-624-1869
Intellectual Property Tom Cotter
cotte034@umn.edu
612-624-7527
  Daniel Gifford
giffo001@umn.edu
612-625-0809
  William McGeveran
billmcg@umn.edu
612-625-6047
  Ruth Okediji
rokediji@umn.edu
612-625-6475
  Paul Vaaler
vaal0001@umn.edu
612-625-4951
International Intellectual Property Tom Cotter
cotte034@umn.edu
612-624-7527
  Ruth Okediji
rokediji@umn.edu
612-625-6475
International Law Jennie Green
jmgreen@umn.edu
612-625-7247
(Including Human Rights Litigation, Women's Rights)
  Oren Gross
gross084@umn.edu
612-624-7521
(Including Laws of War)
  Neha Jain
njain@umn.edu
612-625-7809
  Fred Morrison
morrison@umn.edu
612-625-0321
  Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
niaol002@umn.edu
612-624-2318
(Use of Force, Conflict Regulation, Intervention)
  Hari Osofsky
hosofsky@umn.edu
612-625-1038
  Robert Stein
stein@umn.edu
612-625-3047
  Paul Vaaler
vaal0001@umn.edu
612-625-4951
  David Weissbrodt
weiss001@umn.edu
612-625-5027
International Trade
Internet Law William McGeveran
billmcg@umn.edu
612-625-6047
  Ruth Okediji
rokediji@umn.edu
612-625-6475
Israel & the Middle-East Oren Gross
gross084@umn.edu
612-624-7521
J Back to top
Judicial Behavior Herbert M. Kritzer
kritzer@umn.edu
612-626-4035
Judicial Ethics Richard W. Painter
rpainter@umn.edu
612-626-9707
  Kevin Reitz
reitz027@umn.edu
612-626-3078
  Stephen Simon
simon001@umn.edu
612-625-8012
Judicial Selection Carol Chomsky
choms001@umn.edu
612-625-2885
  Herbert M. Kritzer
kritzer@umn.edu
612-626-4035
Judicial Trial Skills Stephen Simon
simon001@umn.edu
612-625-8012
Juvenile Justice Barry Feld
feldx001@umn.edu
612-625-9389
  Perry Moriearty
pmoriear@umn.edu
612-625-4562
  Jean Sanderson
jsanders@umn.edu
612-625-5515
L Back to top
Labor and Employment Law Stephen Befort
befor001@umn.edu
612-625-7342
  Laura Cooper
lcooper@umn.edu
612-625-4320
(Labor Law and Labor Arbitration)
  Jill Hasday
jhasday@umn.edu
612-626-6633
Land Use Law/Planning Ann Burkhart
burkh002@umn.edu
612-625-4522
  Brad Karkkainen
bradk@umn.edu
612-624-5294
  Alexandra Klass
aklass@umn.edu
612-625-0155
  Myron Orfield
orfield@umn.edu
612-625-7976
  Hari Osofsky
hosofsky@umn.edu
612-625-1038
Law and Literature Nancy Cook
nlcook@umn.edu
612-625-1552
Law and Neuroscience Francis Shen
fxshen@umn.edu
612-625-5328
Law and Social Science Herbert M. Kritzer
kritzer@umn.edu
612-626-4035
  Christopher Roberts
cnr@umn.edu
612-624-2947
  Francis Shen
fxshen@umn.edu
612-625-5328
Lawyering Skills and Negotiation Brad Clary
clary002@umn.edu
612-625-1059
  Prentiss Cox
coxxx211@umn.edu
612-625-6810
Legal Ethics Maury Landsman
lands001@umn.edu
612-624-3963
  Richard W. Painter
rpainter@umn.edu
612-626-9707
Legal History Susanna Blumenthal
blume047@umn.edu
612-626-5694
  Carol Chomsky
choms001@umn.edu
612-625-2885
  Jill Hasday
jhasday@umn.edu
612-626-6633
  Christopher Roberts
cnr@umn.edu
612-624-2947
  Barbara Welke
welke004@umn.edu
612-624-7017
Legal Profession Herbert M. Kritzer
kritzer@umn.edu
612-626-4035
  Steve Meili
smeili@umn.edu
612-626-3972
  Paul Vaaler
vaal0001@umn.edu
612-625-4951
Legal Writing Brad Clary
clary002@umn.edu
612-625-1059
  Christopher Soper
csoper@umn.edu
612-626-1605
Local Government Law Fred Morrison
morrison@umn.edu
612-625-0321
  Myron Orfield
orfield@umn.edu
612-625-7976
M Back to top
Medicine & Law Francis Shen
fxshen@umn.edu
612-625-5328
  Susan M. Wolf
swolf@umn.edu
612-625-3406
Mergers & Acquisitions Claire Hill
hillx445@umn.edu
612-624-6521
  John Matheson
mathe001@umn.edu
612-625-3879
  Brett McDonnell
bhm@umn.edu
612-625-1373
  Richard W. Painter
rpainter@umn.edu
612-626-9707
N Back to top
National Security Dale Carpenter
dalecarp@umn.edu
612-625-5537
  Oren Gross
gross084@umn.edu
612-624-7521
  Jill Hasday
jhasday@umn.edu
612-626-6633
  Heidi Kitrosser
hdk@umn.edu
612-626-3070
Natural Resources Brad Karkkainen
bradk@umn.edu
612-624-5294
  Alexandra Klass
aklass@umn.edu
612-625-0155
  Hari Osofsky
hosofsky@umn.edu
612-625-1038
P Back to top
Patent Law Tom Cotter
cotte034@umn.edu
612-624-7527
Practice and Professionalism Nancy Cook
nlcook@umn.edu
612-625-1552
  Herbert M. Kritzer
kritzer@umn.edu
612-626-4035
Presidential Power Dale Carpenter
dalecarp@umn.edu
612-625-5537
  Jill Hasday
jhasday@umn.edu
612-626-6633
  Heidi Kitrosser
hdk@umn.edu
612-626-3070
  Fred Morrison
morrison@umn.edu
612-625-0321
Property Law Ann Burkhart
burkh002@umn.edu
612-625-4522
  June Carbone
jcarbone@umn.edu
612-626-3012
  Brad Karkkainen
bradk@umn.edu
612-624-5294
  Alexandra Klass
aklass@umn.edu
612-625-0155
  Hari Osofsky
hosofsky@umn.edu
612-625-1038
  Judith T. Younger
young001@umn.edu
612-625-5844
Public Employment Stephen Befort
befor001@umn.edu
612-625-7342
R Back to top
Race & Law Myron Orfield
orfield@umn.edu
612-625-7976
(Race and Poverty)
Real Estate Finance Ann Burkhart
burkh002@umn.edu
612-625-4522
Reference & Collection Development Librarian Vicente Garces
garce003@umn.edu
612-624-2597
Reproductive Rights Law Judith T. Younger
young001@umn.edu
612-625-5844
Rule of Law Robert Stein
stein@umn.edu
612-625-3047
S Back to top
Sales Carol Chomsky
choms001@umn.edu
612-625-2885
Scandinavian Law Suzanne Thorpe
s-thor@umn.edu
612-625-0187
Science & Law Hari Osofsky
hosofsky@umn.edu
612-625-1038
  Francis Shen
fxshen@umn.edu
612-625-5328
  Susan M. Wolf
swolf@umn.edu
612-625-3406
Securities Law Claire Hill
hillx445@umn.edu
612-624-6521
  John Matheson
mathe001@umn.edu
612-625-3879
  Brett McDonnell
bhm@umn.edu
612-625-1373
  Richard W. Painter
rpainter@umn.edu
612-626-9707
Sentencing Richard Frase
frase001@umn.edu
612-625-0831
  Kevin Reitz
reitz027@umn.edu
612-626-3078
Separation of Powers Dale Carpenter
dalecarp@umn.edu
612-625-5537
  Jill Hasday
jhasday@umn.edu
612-626-6633
  Heidi Kitrosser
hdk@umn.edu
612-626-3070
  Fred Morrison
morrison@umn.edu
612-625-0321
Social Policy Christopher Roberts
cnr@umn.edu
612-624-2947
Social Theory Christopher Roberts
cnr@umn.edu
612-624-2947
Sports Law Allan Erbsen
aerbsen@umn.edu
612-626-6632
(Drug Testing, Arbitration, Olympics, International)
  John Matheson
mathe001@umn.edu
612-625-3879
Statistics and Law Herbert M. Kritzer
kritzer@umn.edu
612-626-4035
Supreme Court Dale Carpenter
dalecarp@umn.edu
612-625-5537
  Heidi Kitrosser
hdk@umn.edu
612-626-3070
  Herbert M. Kritzer
kritzer@umn.edu
612-626-4035
T Back to top
Tax Law Mary Louise Fellows
fello001@umn.edu
612-626-0264
(Estate and Gift)
  Kristin Hickman
khickman@umn.edu
612-624-2915
(Federal)
  Myron Orfield
orfield@umn.edu
612-625-7976
(State and Local)
  Bruce Shnider
shnid002@umn.edu
612-625-6489
(Federal)
  Robert Stein
stein@umn.edu
612-625-3047
Tort Barry Feld
feldx001@umn.edu
612-625-9389
  Alexandra Klass
aklass@umn.edu
612-625-0155
  Christopher Roberts
cnr@umn.edu
612-624-2947
  David Weissbrodt
weiss001@umn.edu
612-625-5027
Trade & Business Transactions Oren Gross
gross084@umn.edu
612-624-7521
(International)
Trademarks William McGeveran
billmcg@umn.edu
612-625-6047
  Ruth Okediji
rokediji@umn.edu
612-625-6475
Transitional Justice Neha Jain
njain@umn.edu
612-625-7809
  Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
niaol002@umn.edu
612-624-2318
(Laws regulating transitional societies)
Transnational Legal Orders Hari Osofsky
hosofsky@umn.edu
612-625-1038
Trial Practice Brad Clary
clary002@umn.edu
612-625-1059
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United Nations David Weissbrodt
weiss001@umn.edu
612-625-5027
Urban Development & Planning Myron Orfield
orfield@umn.edu
612-625-7976
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Wills & Trusts Mary Louise Fellows
fello001@umn.edu
612-626-0264
  Robert Stein
stein@umn.edu
612-625-3047
  Judith T. Younger
young001@umn.edu
612-625-5844
Women Lawyers Carol Chomsky
choms001@umn.edu
612-625-2885
Women's Legal Issues Beverly Balos
balos001@umn.edu
(Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Prostitution)
  Jill Hasday
jhasday@umn.edu
612-626-6633
  Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
niaol002@umn.edu
612-624-2318
  Susan M. Wolf
swolf@umn.edu
612-625-3406
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Youth & Crime Barry Feld
feldx001@umn.edu
612-625-9389