Emeriti Faculty

John Adler

Professor Emeritus
(415) 422-6461

Professor John M. Adler teaches on constitutional law and legal negotiation. His current research involves a study on the impact of immigration law...

Education:

AB, Harvard University | JD, University of New Mexico

Expertise:

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bio-Ethics, Constitutional Law, Ethics, U.S. Supreme Court

William Bassett

Professor Emeritus
(415) 422-6625

Professor Emeritus William W. Bassett, who was scholar in residence at the Monumenta Germaniae Historica in Munich, is the author of many articles...

Education:

AB, St. Mary of the Lake College | MA, St. Mary of the Lake College | STL, St. Mary of the Lake College | JCD, Gregorian University | JD, Catholic University of America

Expertise:

Religion and the Law

Jeffrey Brand

Professor Emeritus
(415) 422-6304

Jeffrey S. Brand joined the faculty at USF School of Law in 1986 and was the 17th dean of the USF School of Law from 1999-2013. Brand received his AB...

Education:

AB, UC Berkeley | JD, UC Berkeley

Expertise:

Affirmative Action and Diversity, Human Rights, Legal Education

John Denvir

Professor Emeritus
(415) 422-6146

Research Professor of Law and the Humanities John Denvir received his JD degree from New York University School of Law where he was a Root-Tilden...

Education:

BA, Holy Cross College | LLB, New York University | LLM, Harvard University

Expertise:

Popular Culture and Law

Peter Donnici

Professor Emeritus
(707) 762-6691

Professor Emeritus Peter J. Donnici has served on the USF School of Law Board of Counselors since 1993. He taught Federal Litigation, Constitutional...

Education:

BA, University of Missouri (Kansas City) | JD, University of Missouri (Kansas City) | LLM, Yale University

Expertise:

Constitutional Law, Privacy Law, Business Litigation

Dolores Donovan

Professor Emeritus
(415) 422-6324

Professor Emeritus Dolores A. Donovan specializes in constitutional and comparative law. Her publications deal with the legal systems of developing...

Education:

BA, Stanford University | JD, Stanford University

Expertise:

Asian Legal Systems, Comparative Law, Human Rights, International Development Law

H. Jay Folberg

Professor Emeritus
(415) 359-6279

Professor Emeritus H. Jay Folberg has authored many articles and books on dispute resolution, mediation, negotiation, and family law. Folberg was the...

Education:

BA, San Francisco State University | JD, UC Berkeley

Expertise:

Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Family Business, Family Law

Joseph Henke

Professor Emeritus
(415) 422-6839

Professor Emeritus Joseph T. Henke served as acting dean of the USF School of Law from 1980 to 1982.

Education:

BA, Amherst College | JD, University of Washington | LLM, New York University

Expertise:

Community Property, Estate Planning

Virginia Kelsh

Professor Emerita and Director Emerita of the Dorraine Zief Law Library

Professor Emerita Virginia Kelsh served the USF School of Law as law librarian from 1983 to 2005. She envisioned, programmed, and served as the law...

Education:

BA, Marylhurst College | MSLS, Catholic University of America | JD, Lewis and Clark College

Expertise:

Art Law, Dispute Resolution

Paul McKaskle

Professor Emeritus
(415) 422-6842

Professor Emeritus Paul L. McKaskle, who served as dean of the law school from 1975 to 1980, twice served on the staff of the California Supreme...

Education:

BA, UC Berkeley | JD, UC Berkeley

Sharon Meadows

Philip and Muriel Barnett Professor of Trial Advocacy
(415) 422-6202

Professor Sharon A. Meadows was the director of the Criminal Juvenile Justice Clinics. She was appointed by Chief Judge Robert Peckham of the United...

Education:

BA, Cornell University | MA, Cornell University | JD, University of Michigan

Expertise:

Access to Justice, Clinical Education, Criminal Procedure, Indigent Defense, Juvenile Law

Courses:

Writing Requirement, Criminal & Juvenile Justice Clinic, Racial Justice Clinic, Directed Research

Ronald Micon

Professor Emeritus
(415) 422-6304

Professor Ronald H. Micon was the founding director of USF's Criminal Law Clinic, the law school's first in-house clinical program, which later...

Education:

BA, UC Los Angeles | JD, UC Los Angeles

Expertise:

Commercial Law, Contracts, Secured Transactions

Suzanne Mounts

Professor Emerita
(415) 422-6634

Professor Emerita Suzanne E. Mounts was the founding director of the law school's Intensive Advocacy Program and was a co–director of the Criminal...

Education:

BA, UC Berkeley | JD, UC Berkeley

Expertise:

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing Law and Policy

C. Delos Putz

Professor Emeritus
(415) 488-4123

Professor Emeritus C. Delos Putz served as dean of the law school from 1971 to 1975. His courses included Civil Procedure, Remedies, Complex Civil...

Education:

BA, Gonzaga University | JD, New York University

Expertise:

Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Remedies, Mediation

David Ratner

Professor Emeritus
(415) 422-6270

Education:

AB, Harvard university | LLB, Harvard University

Expertise:

Dean, University of San Francisco School of Law, Professor of Law, Cornell University, Chief Counsel, U.S. Senate Banking Committee, Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

Eldon Reiley

Professor Emeritus
(650) 728-1246

Professor Emeritus Eldon H. Reiley retired in 2006 after 47 years of teaching law, including 35 years at the USF School of Law where he taught...

Education:

BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | JD, Harvard University

Expertise:

Constitutional Law, Contracts, International Law, Secured Transactions

Steven Shatz

Professor Emeritus

Professor Emeritus Steven F. Shatz taught at USF from 1972 until his retirement in 2015. During that time, he was also a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s...

Education:

AB, UC Berkeley | JD, Harvard University

Expertise:

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Death Penalty Law