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Saint Louis University School of Law offers an atmosphere that is the result of a number of factors, including the Jesuit educational traditions, our outstanding faculty and students, and the rich quality of life in a thriving midwestern city. The Jesuit nature of the institution is manifested by our commitment to academic excellence and freedom of inquiry, a genuine concern for the development of each student as a person, and an effort to sensitize students to the moral and ethical dimensions of law and lawyering.


Unique to the School of Law is the special rapport among students, faculty and staff. Over the years, the School has built a reputation for a close‑knit community founded on mutual support and friendship. Members of our faculty have authored countless casebooks, treatises, monographs, anthologies, articles, essays and other materials in prominent presses and law journals around the nation and the world. Distinguished Visiting Professors have come form Columbia, Berkeley, Virginia, Oxford, and from the Polish and South African Constitutional Courts.


This remarkable group of people produces a rich and diverse curriculum in which students can receive a broad, general legal education or can specialize. We have leading Centers and Certificates in Health Law International and Comparative Law, Health Law and Employment Law. The School also has a great strength in civil and criminal litigation, corporate law, tax, urban planning and environmental law, and professional skills.


A student may pursue the J.D. degree as a full‑time day student for three years or as a part‑time evening student for four years. The academic quality, rigor and admissions standards are similar in both the full-time and part‑time program. The same faculty members teach in both the full and part‑time programs.


Placement for the Class of 2005 was 92 percent placed with 100 percent reporting six months after graduation. Tuition is approximately the national median for private schools and more than one‑third of the entering class are awarded merit scholarships.


Over the past few years, approximately 47 percent of our entering class have come from Missouri, 20 percent from Illinois and about 33 percent from 24‑33 other states and District of Columbia and several foreign countries; 48 percent are female, 15 percent are minority.


The School of Law offers a small, highly selective LL.M. program in health law. The School also offers an LL.M. for Foreign Lawyers which has attracted students from around the world, including Germany, China, France, India, Israel, Russia, Nepal, Eritrea and Moldova.


The School of Law is located on the main campus of Saint Louis University, founded as St. Louis College in 1818. It received its University charter in 1832 and became the first university west of the Mississippi. The law faculty offices are located in the law library, which contributes significantly to the collegial atmosphere of the School.


The campus is located in the part of the city of St. Louis known as midtown, just a few blocks from the Powell Symphony Hall, part of the Grand Center arts and entertainment district and only ten minutes from the Arch, the riverfront and downtown. St. Louis offers the amenities of urban living without the inconveniences and high costs normally associated with living in a major metropolitan area.


Dean and Professor of Law:

Jeffrey E. Lewis (314) 977‑8172

Senior Associate Dean/Faculty:

Nicolas P. Terry (314) 977‑2766

Associate Dean/Academic Affairs:

Dana Underwood (314) 977‑7032

Associate Dean/Administration:

Denise M. Woods (314) 977‑2700

Library Director:

Mark P. Bernstein (314) 977‑7201

Assistant Dean and Director/Admissions:

Michael J. Kolnik (314) 977‑2800

Assistant Dean/Development and Alumni Affairs:

Danielle Jacoby (314) 977‑3300

Assistant Dean/Career Services:

Mary P. McInnis (314) 977‑7100

Assistant Dean/Communications:

Kathleen Carroll Parvis (314) 977‑7248



JEFFREY E. LEWIS, (Dean & Professor), born Oregon, September 23, 1944; admitted to bar, 1969, Ohio. Education: Duke University (A.B., 1966; J.D., 1969). COURSES: Evidence, Remedies.

JOHN J. AMMANN, (Clinical Professor and Director, Civil Clinic), born St. Louis, Missouri, July 2, 1958; admitted to bar, 1984, Missouri; 1985, Illinois. Education: Southern Illinois University (B.A., 1979); St. Louis University (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Civil Practice, Urban Issues.


MARK P. BERNSTEIN, (Director of the Law Library/Assistant Professor), Education: University of Pittsburgh (B.A., 1979; MLS, 1986); Tulane University Law School (J.D., 1982). COURSES: Advanced Legal Research.


FREDERIC M. BLOOM, (Assistant Professor), Education: Washington University (B.A., 1997); Stanford University Law School (J.D., 2002). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation.


MATTHEW T. BODIE, (Associate Professor), Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1991); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1996); New York University School of Law (LL.M., 2005). COURSES: Contracts, Employment Law.


TERI J. DOBBINS, (Associate Professor), born Toledo, Ohio, March 21, 1972; admitted to bar, 1997, Texas. Education: Duke University (B.A., 1993; J.D., 1997). COURSES: Contracts, Commercial Transactions. Email:


ISAAK DORE, (Professor of Law), born Lusaka, Zambia, September 21, 1950; admitted to bar, 1973, Zambia. Education: University of Zambia (LL.B., 1972; LL.M., 1975); Yale Law School (LL.M., 1976; J.S.D., 1978). COURSES: Constitutional Law, International Commercial Arbitration, International Economic Law, International Law and Human Rights, International Law, Jurisprudence.


JOHN E. DUNSFORD, (Chester A. Myers Chair), admitted to bar, 1956, Missouri. Education: St. Louis University (B.S., 1950); St. Louis University School of Law (J.D., 1956); Harvard University Law School (LL.M., 1961). COURSES: Arbitration, Jurisprudence, Labor Law, Public Employees Law, Religion, Morality and Law.


SUSAN A. FITZGIBBON, (Professor of Law and Director, William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law), born St. Louis, Missouri, October 22, 1949; admitted to bar, 1984, Missouri. Education: Barat College (B.A., 1971); St. Louis University School of Law (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Public Employment.


BRADLEY E.S. FOGEL, (Professor of Law), born New York, New York; admitted to bar, 1994, New York. Education: New York University (B.A., 1990; L.L.M., 1988); Columbia (J.D., 1994). COURSES: Business Associations, Estate & Gift Tax, Estate Planning, Tax, Trusts & Estates.


STANISLAW FRANKOWSKI, (Professor Emeritus), born Warsaw, Poland, November 13, 1939. Education: University of Warsaw (LL.M., 1962; Ph.D., 1968; J.S.D., 1976); New York University School of Law (LL.M., 1973). COURSES: Criminal Law, Family Law, Juvenile Law.


ROBERT GATTER, (Professor of Law), born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 14, 1964; admitted to bar, 1990, Colorado; 1995, Wisconsin. Education: Johns Hopkins University (B.A., 1986); Medical College of Wisconsin (M.A., 1995); University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1990). COURSES: Health Law, Administrative Law.


BARBARA J. GILCHRIST, (Clinical Professor), born Evansville, Indiana, November 6, 1949; admitted to bar, 1976, Missouri. Education: Wichita State University (B.A., 1971); Washington University (J.D., 1976); St. Louis University (Ph.D., 1999). COURSES: Civil Clinic, Judicial Process Clinic, Client Counseling, Elder Law, Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration.


ROGER L. GOLDMAN, (Callis Family Professor of Law), born St. Louis, Missouri, June 13, 1941; admitted to bar, 1966, Missouri. Education: Harvard College (A.B., 1963); University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1966). COURSES: Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Criminal Procedure.


JESSE A. GOLDNER, (John D. Valentine Professor of Law and Co‑editor‑in‑chief, Journal of Health Law), born New York, N.Y., August 6, 1948; admitted to bar, 1973, Missouri. Education: Columbia University (A.B., 1969; M.A., 1971); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1973). COURSES: Health Law, Evidence, Family, Clinical.


JOEL K. GOLDSTEIN, (Vincent C. Immel Professor of Law), born St. Louis, Missouri, April 18, 1953; admitted to bar, 1981, Missouri; 1982, Illinois. Education: Princeton University (A.B., 1975); Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University (B.Phil, 1977; D.Phil. 1978); Harvard University Law School (J.D., 1981). COURSES: Contracts, Admiralty, Constitutional Law, Federal Jurisdiction.


THOMAS L. GREANEY, (Chester A. Myers Professor of Law and Co‑Director, Center for Health Law Studies), born December 2, 1948; admitted to bar, 1974, District of Columbia. Education: Wesleyan University (B.A., 1970); Harvard University Law School (J.D., 1973). COURSES: Antitrust, Corporations, Health Care Law, Mergers and Joint Ventures, Regulated Industries, Non‑Profit Organizations.


JOHN M. GRIESBACH, (Associate Professor), born Toronto, Canada, April 13, 1948. Education: Marquette University (B.A., 1970); Harvard University Law School (J.D., 1976; LL.M., 1977). COURSES: Torts, Administrative Law, Jurisprudence, Natural Resources Regulation, State and Local Government Law.


PATRICIA HARRISON, (Assistant Clinical Professor), born St. Louis, Missouri, August 8, 1967; admitted to bar, 1993, Missouri; 1994, Kansas. Education: Saint Louis University (B.S.W., 1990); University of MissouriKansas City (J.D., 1993). COURSES: Civil Clinic, Client Counseling. Email:


JOYCE SAVIO HERLETH, (Director/Academic Advising), born St. Louis, Missouri, March 22, 1953; admitted to bar, 1979, Missouri. Education: Saint Louis University School of Law (B.A., 1975; J.D., 1979). COURSES: Academic Support, Legal Methods, Foundations of Law, Legal Research & Writing. Email:


ALAN J. HOWARD, (Professor of Law), born Washington, D.C., March 25, 1947; admitted to bar, 1972, Illinois; 1973, District of Columbia. Education: Cornell University (B.S., 1969); University of Chicago (J.D., 1972). COURSES: Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Legal History.


VINCENT C. IMMEL, (Professor Emeritus), born Gibsonburg, Ohio, March 15, 1920; admitted to bar, 1949, Ohio; 1962, Missouri. Education: University of Toledo; Bowling Green State University (B.S.Ed., 1941); University of Michigan (J.D., 1948). COURSES: Contracts, Remedies.


SANDRA H. JOHNSON, (Professor of Law and Tenet Chair in Health Care, Law and Ethics), born St. Louis, Missouri, January 20, 1952; admitted to bar, 1978, New York. Education: St. Louis University (B.A., 1973); New York University School of Law (J.D., 1976); Yale Law School (LL.M., 1977). COURSES: Health Law, Bioethics.


TWINETTE JOHNSON, (Legal Research and Writing Professor), admitted to bar, 2001, New York; 2003, Missouri. Education: Saint Louis University (B.A., 1996); Tulane University School of Law (J.D., 1999). COURSES: Legal Research, Writing. Email:


NANCY H. KAUFMAN, (Professor of Law), born Baltimore, Maryland, May 19, 1951; admitted to bar, 1984, Wisconsin and Illinois. Education: George Washington University (B.A., 1973); University of Wisconsin‑Madison (J.D., 1984). COURSES: Taxation, International Law.


DONALD B. KING, (Professor Emeritus), born Corvallis, Oregon, July 11, 1932; admitted to bar, 1958, Washington; 1970, Missouri. Education: Washington State University (B.S., 1954); Harvard University Law School (J.D., 1957); New York University School of Law (LL.M., 1963); St. Louis University (M.S.W., 1979). COURSES: Commercial Law, Comparative Law, Consumer Law, Corporations, Creditors' and Debtors' Rights, Law and Society, Products Liability.


MICHAEL J. KOLNIK, (Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions), born Metairie, Louisiana, December 28, 1969; admitted to bar, 1994, Missouri; 1995, Illinois. Education: University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1991); Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., 1994). Email:


MICHAEL M. KORYBUT, (Professor of Law), born New York, New York, December 26, 1962; admitted to bar, 1990, California. Education: Claremont McKenna College (B.A., 1985); Stanford Law School (J.D., 1990). COURSES: Commercial Law, Secured Transactions; Bankruptcy, Creditors' & Debtors' Rights.


YVETTE JOY LIEBESMAN, (Assistant Professor of Law), born Rahway, New Jersey, December 28, 1963; admitted to bar, 2006, New Jersey. Education: Georgetown University (A.B., 1986); Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (B.A., 1989); University of California, San Diego ‑ Scripps Institution of Oceanography (M.S., 1991); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2006). COURSES: Intellectual Property, Property.


SUSAN WOODS MCGRAUGH, (Assistant Clinical Professor), born Oak Park, Illinois, July 27, 1963; admitted to bar, 1988, Missouri; 1989, Illinois. Education: Drake University (B.A., 1985); Washington University (J.D., 1988). COURSES: Criminal Defense Clinic. Email:


MARY P. MCINNIS, (Assistant Dean for Career Development/Director of Career Services), admitted to bar, 1987, Missouri. Education: Saint Louis University (B.A., 1982; B.S., 1982; J.D., 1987).


ERIC J. MILLER, (Associate Professor), born Glasgow, Scotland, 1969. Education: University of Edinburgh (LL.B., 1991); Harvard Law School (LLM, 1993). COURSES: Criminal Law, Critical Race Theory Seminar Criminal Procedure II.


CAROL A. NEEDHAM, (Professor of Law, Executive Editor, Northwestern University Law Review), born Chicago, Illinois, November 1, 1957; admitted to bar, 1985, Illinois; 1987, California; 1989, District of Columbia. Education: Northwestern University (B.A., 1979); University of Virginia (M.A., 1982); Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1985). COURSES: Remedies, Business Law and Ethics, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Procedure, Legal Profession, Negotiation Theory and Strategy.


CAMILLE A. NELSON, (Professor of Law), born Kingston, Jamaica, August 22, 1968; admitted to bar, 1996, Ontario, Canada. Education: University of Toronto (B.A., 1987); University of Ottawa (LL.B., 1994); Columbia University School of Law (LL.M., 2000). COURSES: Contracts, Torts, Women & the Law, Critical Race Theory, Professional Responsibility, Sports, Ethics and the Law. Email:


FRANCIS M. NEVINS, (Professor Emeritus), born Bayonne, New Jersey, January 6, 1943; admitted to bar, 1967, New Jersey. Education: St. Peter's College (A.B., 1964); New York University School of Law (J.D., 1967). COURSES: Estates and Administration, Copyright, Law and Electronic Media, Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence.


JOHN C. O'BRIEN, (Professor of Law), born Troy, New York, November 12, 1942; admitted to bar, 1967, New York; 1970, District of Columbia; 1974, Illinois; 1977, Missouri. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1964); Harvard University Law School (J.D., 1967). COURSES: Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Legal Profession, Torts, Administrative Law.


HENRY M. ORDOWER, (Professor of Law and Co‑Director, Center for International and Comparative Law), born Chicago, Illinois, January 31, 1947; admitted to bar, 1975, Illinois; 1978, Missouri. Education: Washington University (A.B., 1967); University of Chicago (M.A., 1970; J.D., 1975). COURSES: Corporate Finance, International Transactions, Law and Literature, Taxation.


KAREN PETROSKI, (Assistant Professor), born Urbana, Illinois, April 23, 1968; admitted to bar, 2004, California. Education: Duke University (A.B., 1990); Columbia University (Ph.D., 1999); University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D., 2004). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Legislation.


JEFF REDDING, (Assistant Professor), born Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 23, 1974. Education: Harvard College (B.A., 1996); University of Chicago (J.D., 2000). COURSES: Comparative Law, Civil Procedure.


JOSEF ROHLIK, (Professor of Law), born Brno, Czechoslovakia, April 21, 1940; admitted to bar, 1962, Czechoslovakia. Education: Charles University (LL.B., 1962; Judr., 1965; CSc., 1968); Columbia University School of Law (LL.M., 1969). COURSES: Arbitration, Commercial Law, Comparative Law, Conflict of Laws, International Law, International Organizations, International Transactions.


CHRISTINE E. ROLLINS, (Director of Legal Research and Writing), born Saint Louis, Missouri, October 19, 1969; admitted to bar, 1996, Missouri. Education: Quincy University (B.S., 1992); Saint Louis University (J.D., 1996). COURSES: Legal Research, Writing.


KERRY A. RYAN, (Assistant Professor), Education: Cornell University (B.S., 1994); Tulane University (MBA, 1998); Tulane Law School (J.D., 2001); University of Florida College of Law (L.L.M., 2002). COURSES: Estate and Trusts; Estates and Gift Tax.


PETER W. SALSICH, JR., (McDonnell Professor of Justice), born New York, October 23, 1937; admitted to bar, 1966, Missouri. Education: Notre Dame University (A.B., 1959); St. Louis University School of Law (J.D., 1965). COURSES: Property, Land Use Regulation, Legal Professions, Real Estate Transactions, Housing, Local Government, Contracts.


ANN M. SCARLETT, (Assistant Professor), admitted to bar, 1998, Missouri; 1999, Kansas. Education: Kansas State University (B.A., 1995); University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1998). COURSES: Civil Procedure; Business Associations.


EILEEN H. SEARLS, (Professor Emeritus), born Madison, Wisconsin, April 27, 1925; admitted to bar, 1950, Wisconsin. Education: University of Wisconsin (B.A., 1948; J.D., 1950; M.S.L.S., 1951). COURSES: Legal Research & Writing.


JOSEPH J. SIMEONE, (Professor Emeritus), born Quincy, Illinois, October 8, 1921; admitted to bar, 1946, Illinois and Missouri. Education: Quincy University (LL.D., 1940); Saint Louis University (B.S., 1953); Washington University (J.D., 1946); University of Michigan (LL.M., 1954; S.J.D., 1962). COURSES: Civil Procedure, Seminars. Email:


NICOLAS P. TERRY, (Associate Dean, Chester A. Meyers Professor of Law, Co‑Director, Center for Health Law Studies), born London, England, December 5, 1952. Education: Kingston University (B.A., 1975); University of Cambridge (LL.M., 1976). COURSES: Torts, Products Liability, Cyberspace Law, Health Law, Professional Malpractice, Computer Law.


STEPHEN C. THAMAN, (Professor of Law and Co‑Director, Center for International and Comparative Law), born Berkeley, California, August 23, 1946; admitted to bar, 1975, California. Education: University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1968; M.A., 1969; J.D., 1975); University of Freiburg, Germany (Dr.iur., 1992). COURSES: Criminal Law and Procedure, Comparative Criminal Procedure.


DENNIS TUCHLER, (Professor Emeritus), born Berlin, Germany, December 25, 1938; admitted to bar, 1964, District of Columbia and Maryland; 1971, Missouri. Education: Reed College (B.A., 1960); University of Chicago (J.D., 1963). COURSES: Remedies, Legal Profession, Conflict of Laws, Legislation.


KENT T. VAN DEN BERG, (Legal Research and Writing Professor), born Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 17, 1942; admitted to bar, 1984, Washington. Education: Yale University (B.A., 1964; Ph.D., 1970; J.D., 1984). COURSES: Legal Research and Writing. Email:


CONSTANCE Z. WAGNER, (Associate Professor), born Chicago, Illinois, February 17, 1954; admitted to bar, 1981, New York; 2000, Missouri. Education: Northwestern University (B.A., 1976); Columbia University (J.D., 1980); University of Konstanz (Germany) (L.L.M., 1994). COURSES: Corporations, Securities Regulation, International Trade Law, Banking Regulation, International Business Transactions, Women in International Law.


ANDERS E. WALKER, (Assistant Professor), born San Jose, California, February 7, 1972. Education: Wesleyan University (B.A., 1994); Duke University (M.A., 1998); Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1998); Yale University (Ph.D., 2003). COURSES: Criminal Law, Legal History.


SIDNEY D. WATSON, (Professor of Law), born Philadelphia, Mississippi, January 5, 1952; admitted to bar, 1977, Louisiana; 1986, Alaska. Education: University of Southwestern Louisiana (B.A., 1974); Harvard University (J.D., 1977). COURSES: Health Care Law, Bioethics and Law, Access to Health Care Seminar.


ALAN M. WEINBERGER, (Professor of Law), born Bayonne, New Jersey, September 2, 1950; admitted to bar, 1975, Michigan; 1980, District of Columbia. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1972; J.D., 1975). COURSES: Property, Business Associations, Securities Regulation, Real Estate Transactions.


DOUGLAS R. WILLIAMS, (Professor), born May 25, 1955; admitted to bar, 1987, North Carolina; 1988, District of Columbia. Education: Augustana College (B.A., 1984); Duke University (M.A., 1987); Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1987). COURSES: Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Environmental Law & Business, International Environmental Law.


MOLLY WILSON, (Assistant Professor), Education: Wesleyan University (B.A., 1995); University of Virginia (M.A., 2001; Ph.D., 2004); University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2004). COURSES: Torts, Family Law.