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                                 BURKE HEADING WEST AS DEAN OF OREGON SCHOOL OF LAW
                                 Associate Dean   collaborating with my new colleagues to   than 100 adjunct professors. She also oversees
                                 Marcilynn Burke  develop innovative research, educational,   faculty scholarship and development, the
                                 is leaving the   and public service programs that will benefit  O'Quinn Law Library and Metropolitan
                                 University of   the law school and society as a whole."  Programs.  Burke has been a key member of
                                 Houston Law    Burke joined the UHLC faculty in 2002 and   the dean's senior leadership team, responsible
                                 Center at the   was named associate dean in 2015. She also has   for policy development and strategic initiatives
                                 end of the spring   served as a co-director of the Environment,   and their implementation. She also chaired
                                 2017 semester to   Energy & Natural Resources Center and the   the University's Campus Carry Committee
                                 become dean of   lead faculty editor for the Environment &   implementing state gun legislation.
            the University of Oregon School of Law.   Energy Law & Policy Journal.   Burke earned her bachelor's degree in
            "Marcilynn has been a terrific administrator,   She took a leave of absence from 2009 to   International Studies in 1991 from the
            worked to treat faculty equitably, and has   2013 to serve at the U.S. Department of the   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
            been a strong voice for faculty support," Dean   Interior, where she began as the Bureau of   where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She
            Leonard M. Baynes said. "She will be sorely   Land Management (BLM) deputy director   obtained her law degree in 1995 from Yale
            missed, but Oregon is very lucky to be getting   for programs and policy. In 2011, President   Law School. She clerked for the Honorable
            a leader with Marcilynn's vision, commitment,   Obama designated her as the acting assistant   Raymond A. Jackson of the Eastern District of
            and values."                        secretary for Land and Minerals Management.   Virginia before joining the Washington, D.C.,
            "I am deeply honored and excited to serve   As associate dean, Burke is principally   office of the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen
            as the next dean of Oregon Law," Burke   responsible for implementing each semester's   & Hamilton.
            said. "Over the years, I have learned a   faculty teaching schedule, administering the   At the Law Center, Burke taught courses on
            tremendous amount from Dean Baynes   faculty summer research grants and travel   Property, Environmental Land Use Law, Land
            and my colleagues about what it takes to   requests, and hiring and supervising more   Use, and Natural Resources.
            be a great law school. I look forward to







        The Law Center recently awarded nine professorships to faculty recognized for their outstanding legal scholarship.
                 Darren Bush                             Sapna Kumar                              Ronald Turner
                 Leonard B. Rosenberg College            Associate Professor,                     A.A. White Professor of Law
                 Professor of Law                        George Butler Research Professor of Law  Turner joined the faculty in 1998 having served as
                 Bush joined the faculty in 2003 and serves as director   Kumar joined the faculty in 2009 and serves as   a labor-management relations examiner with the
                 of the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources   co-director of the Institute for Intellectual Property   National Labor Relations Board, practiced law in
                 Center. He served as an Attorney General’s Honor   & Information Law. She clerked for Honorable Judge   Chicago, and taught at the University of Alabama
      Program Trial Attorney at the Antitrust Division’s Transportation, Energy,   Kenneth F. Ripple on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit;   School of Law. His primary areas of expertise are in labor, employment,
      & Agriculture Section. His scholarship focuses on the intersection   spent two years at Duke University Law School where she was a Faculty   and constitutional law. He teaches employment discrimination, labor law,
      of regulation and antitrust, with emphasis on deregulated markets,   Fellow and part of the Center for Genome Ethics Law & Policy; and   torts, constitutional law, and a course on AIDS and the law. Pennsylvania,
      immunities and exemptions, and merger review. Utah, J.D. 1998.  practiced intellectual property litigation with a Chicago firm. She teaches   J.D. 1984.
                                               courses on Patent Law, Administrative Law, and Property. Chicago, J.D.
                                               2003.
                 Barbara J. Evans
                 Alumnae College Professor of Law                                                 Greg Vetter
                 Evans joined the faculty in 2007 and serves as director   Ellen Marrus           HIPLA College Professor of Law
                 of the Center on Biotechnology & Law. She was a   Royce Till Professor of Law    Vetter joined the faculty in 2002 and serves as
                 Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar in Bioethics   Marrus joined the faculty in 1995 and serves as   co-director of the Institute for Intellectual
                 and conducts an active research agenda, including   director of the Center for Children, Law & Policy. She   Property & Information Law. His scholarship is at
      projects funded by the NIH and FDA. She was a partner in the international   practiced as a public defender in California where she   the intersection of software with patent law,
      regulatory practice of a large New York firm and was a research professor   represented juveniles in delinquency proceedings,   copyright law, and licensing law.  He previously worked in the software
      of medicine and director of the program in Pharmacogenomics, Ethics,   and children and families in child welfare cases. Her scholarship   field, practiced with the firm of Kilpatrick Stockton, and clerked for the
      and Public Policy at the Indiana University School of Medicine/Center for   concentrates on juvenile law, children’s rights, and professional ethics. San   Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal
      Bioethics. Yale, J.D., 1994. UHLC, LL.M., Health Law, 2003.  Francisco, J.D. 1990. Georgetown, LL.M., Advocacy, 1992.  Circuit. Northwestern, J.D. 1999.

                 Jim Hawkins                              Jessica Roberts
                 Associate Professor,                     Associate Professor,                    Bret Wells
                 George Butler Research Professor of Law  George Butler Research Professor of Law  Associate Professor,
                 Hawkins joined the faculty in 2008 after practicing   Roberts serves as director of the Health Law & Policy   George Butler Research Professor of Law
                 in the Houston office of Fulbright & Jaworski. He   Institute which is ranked 2nd by U.S. News & World   Wells joined the faculty in 2011 after working in the tax
                 clerked for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith of the U.S.   Report. She joined the faculty in 2010, teaching   departments of two international corporations and the
      Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  His research and teaching interests include   Contracts, Health Law, Disabilities & the Law, and Genetics & the Law. She   Houston based law firm of Baker Botts LLP. He teaches
      consumer borrowing, the fringe banking industry, and the fertility business.   is a national expert on Disability Law and in 2015 was named a Greenwall   courses in Federal Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, International
      University of Texas, J.D. 2006.          Faculty Scholar in Bioethics. Yale, J.D. 2006.  Taxation, and Oil and Gas. University of Texas, J.D. 1989.
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