2020 Symposium Presenters

In order of presentations:

  • Victor P. Goldberg is the Jerome L. Greene Professor Emeritus of Transactional Law at Columbia Law School. He has written extensively on law and economics issues, including his latest book, Rethinking the Law of Contract Damages.
  • Frank Gevurtz is the Associate Dean for Scholarship and Distinguished Professor of Law and McGeorge School of Law. His casebook, Business Planning (now in its fifth edition) has guided students at McGeorge and scores of other law schools through an elaborate problem set in which they aid clients in forming, financing, restructuring and selling a company, bringing experiential legal education to students interested in business lawyering.
  • Sukhsimranjit Singh is Managing Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, where he also serves as Assistant Professor of Law and Practice and directs the LL.M programs. His practice, teaching, and scholarship focus on cross-cultural dispute resolution, faith-based mediation, and utilizing modern theories, science, and technology to devise creative solutions for global disputes.
  • David Thomson joined the Sturm College of Law as a member of the faculty in 2003, was appointed the John C. Dwan Professor for Online Learning in 2015, and received the University of Denver’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012. He is the author of Law School 2.0: Legal Education for a Digital Age, Skills & Values: Discovery Practice, and Skills & Values: Lawyering Process – Legal Writing and Advocacy
  • Stephen Daniels is a Senior Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation. His research focuses on law and public policy, legal education, and the various aspects of the American civil justice system.
  • Deborah Burand is an associate professor of clinical law at NYU School of Law where she directs the International Transactions Clinic and co-directs the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship, the first center of its kind at a law school.  In addition to teaching law, she has worked in nearly equal parts at a Wall Street law firm, the US government (most recently as the GC of the USG’s development finance institution – then called OPIC), and in the nonprofit world. She graduated from Georgetown University with a joint degree, JD/MSFS with honors, and from DePauw University with a BA, cum laude. 
  • Seth C. Oranburg teaches Contracts and Corporations at Duquesne Law. He studies the effect of law on innovation and the economy. His research includes Internet shareholder activism, crowdfunding, venture capital and angel investing, smart contracts, network effects, information brokerage, and other commercial activities that relate to securities regulation, corporate finance, business associations, contracts, and related legal issues.
  • David Tamasy is a student at Duquesne Law, J.D. expected 2020.
  • Justin Simard is a visiting member of the Willamette University College of Law faculty, where he teaches Secured Transactions, Sales, and Contracts. He is a legal historian, whose work examines the role that the legal profession has played and continues to play in shaping American commerce.
  • Robert Illig is a Dean's Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law. Professor Illig specializes in corporate, securities, and contract law, with a special emphasis on the governance of pooled investment funds. He is the author of numerous journal articles dealing with corporate governance and legal pedagogy.

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