The Center for Business Law faculty members have a range of experience in diverse areas of the law, including corporate and securities law, intellectual property, tax policy, sports law, and commercial litigation. Their professional backgrounds at law firms, in the federal and state judiciaries, as sole practitioners, and in corporate settings provide a deep well of real-world experience to share with students.
Professor Gary M. Bishop
A former law firm associate and clerk at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Professor Bishop oversees the Legal Research and Writing Program. His research interests include contract theory and the scope of enforceable obligations.
Acting Dean and Professor Allison M. Dussias
Acting Dean and Professor Dussias researches and publishes extensively on American Indian law, including tribal environmental regulation and religious freedom. Previously, she practiced corporate and securities law at a law firm.
Professor Wilton B. Hyman
A former solo practitioner focusing on tax, administrative, and regulatory matters, Professor Hyman’s research includes tax matters related to social, economic, and political issues, particularly with regard to race and class.
Professor Peter J. Karol
Associate Professor Karol, the director of the Intellectual Property certificate program, is a former law firm partner who writes on intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark, and copyright law.
Professor Eric A. Lustig, Director
Professor Lustig, who directs the Center for Business Law, served as an attorney-adviser to the US Tax Court in Washington, DC. He writes on business associations, tax policy, and tax-exempt organizations.
Professor Kent D. Schenkel
Professor Schenkel, who practiced estate planning and administration as a board-certified specialist, writes about wills, trusts, estates, and federal tax law.
Professor J. Russell VerSteeg
Professor VerSteeg is the author of seven books and 35 articles, the most recent about instant replay in sports, sports concussions, and Native American trademarks.