LAW : FACULTY
Introduction to US Legal Systems
Writing and Research
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Post-graduate law degrees, dual degrees, exchange agreements
Writing and Editing
LLM (highest honors), Golden Gate University School of Law
JD (cum laude), Santa Clara University
BA (magna cum laude), University of Portland
PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Practiced bankruptcy litigation in San Francisco at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin
Law Clerk to chief Judge of the US Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California
Deputy District Attorney, County of Sacramento
Taught at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic; Marmara University Law School, Istanbul, Turkey; University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; and Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
A Review of Great Legal Traditions: Civil Law, Common Law, and Chinese Law in Historical and Operational Perspective, 60 U. Kan. L.Rev. 1135 (2012).
Editor's Take, 26 Real Property Law Reporter 196 (Sept. 2003).
The Non-Discrimination Principle and Its Effect on the Education of Roma Children in the Czech Republic, 30 Capital Univ. L. Rev. 665 (2002).
Kosovo: To Bomb or Not to Bomb? The Legality is the Question, 7 Annual Survey of Int'l. & Comp. L. 49 (2001).
Saving the African Elephant, 1 Indian J. Envt'l. L. 61 (2000).
An Overview of Insolvency Proceedings in Asia, 6 Annual Survey of Int'l. & Comp. L. 113 (2000).
Toward an International Bankruptcy Policy in Europe: Four Decades in Search of a Treaty, 5 Annual Survey of Int'l. & Comp. L. 205 (1999).
Limitations on Use of the California Homestead Exemption in Bankruptcy Cases: The Case for Following In re Pladson, 21 Calif. Bankruptcy J. 323 (1993). With Jeffrey C. Wurms.
Member, California State Bar
Bar Association of San Francisco
American Association of Law Schools, sections on International Legal Exchange and Post-Graduate Legal Education
HONORS AND AWARDS
Fulbright Scholar, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Fellow, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Accademic Exchange Service), Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Fulbright Senior Specialist