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Center Faculty

Prof. Bishop

Gary Bishop

B.A. Stonehill College

J.D. Boston College Law School

Professor Bishop was an associate at Bingham, Dana & Gould and at Ropes & Gray.  He has published law review articles analyzing the practical impact of constitutional principles on discrete provisions of state law. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Francis P. O’Connor at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.



Prof. Allison Dussias

Allison Dussias

A.B. Georgetown University

J.D. University of Michigan Law School

Professor Dussias teaches American Indian Law, Business Organizations, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Property, and Religious Freedom. She is the author of articles on American Indian law, on topics including religious freedom, property rights, and tribal sovereignty. Before joining the New England Law faculty in 1991, she was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, where her principal practice areas were corporate and securities law.



Prof. Hyman

 Wilton B. Hyman

B.A. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

J.D. North Carolina Central University School of Law

LL.M. University of Florida School of Law

Professor Hyman teaches Business Organizations, Business Transactions, Personal Income Taxation, and Taxation of Business Entities. He previously had a sole practice in North Carolina providing consulting and legal advice to small business and nonprofit organizations. He was a visiting faculty member at New England Law in 1994-95 and an assistant professor at the law school from 1995 to 1998. He has also taught at North Carolina Central University School of Law. He is the author of articles on tax issues and the black business community.



Prof. Karol

Peter J. Karol

B.A. Amherst College

J.D. Harvard Law School



Professor Karol joined the full-time New England Law | Boston faculty in 2012 after spending three years as a member of the adjunct faculty; he teaches Copyright, Property, and Trademarks and Unfair Competition.  As partner in the IP litigation, trademark, and copyright practice groups of Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP, Boston, he represented companies in complex litigation and appellate matters, including intellectual property litigation and appeals, and trademark disputes.  He also managed global trademark portfolios, with a focus on higher education, wine and distilled spirits, sports equipment, clean energy, and finance.



Prof. Lewis

B.A. Rutgers University

J.D. Cornell Law School

Wayne Lewis

Professor Lewis has taught Contracts and Commercial Law at DePaul University for 27 years and co-authored the book used in his Negotiable Instruments course. Before teaching, he was an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Bureau of Consumer Protection in Washington, DC, and the assistant regional director of the FTC’s Chicago office.



Prof. Lustig

Eric Lustig, Director of the Center

B.S. University of Florida

M.S. University of Baltimore

J.D. University of Miami School of Law

LL.M. University of Florida College of Law

After working in Washington, D.C., as an attorney-adviser to the Hon. Lawrence A. Wright of the U.S. Tax Court and as an associate at Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin, Professor Lustig joined the New England Law faculty in 1993. He previously was a visiting assistant professor in the University of Florida College of Law's Graduate Tax Program. A practicing certified public accountant before attending law school, he teaches Business Organizations, Business Planning, Personal Income Taxation, and Taxation of Business Entities. He is the author of several articles on tax policy issues.



Prof. Monserud

Gary Monserud

B.A. Wartburg College

J.D. University of South Dakota School of Law

LL.M. New York University School of Law

Professor Monserud teaches Contracts, UCC: Sales, UCC: Secured Transactions, and a seminar, Education and the Law. He has written extensively on current issues in sales law, the law of suretyship, and the law pertaining to special education. A former law clerk to the Hon. Andrew W. Bogue of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, he practiced in the area of commercial litigation in Rapid City, South Dakota, before joining the New England Law faculty in 1987. He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Bucharest School of Law in Romania and at Vermont Law School.



Prof. Schenkel

Kent Schenkel

B.A. Stetson University

J.D. Florida State University College of Law

LL.M. University of Florida College of Law


Professor Schenkel teaches Estate Planning; Personal Income Tax; and Wills, Estates, and Trusts. Before joining the New England Law faculty in 2006, he was a sole practitioner in North Carolina, providing legal and tax planning services with a specialty in estate planning and administration. Before that, he practiced in Florida. He also served as an assistant professor of business law at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, teaching Legal Environment of Business; Commercial Law; Federal Taxation of Gifts, Estates, and Trusts; and Law and Society. He has published articles on business law and estates and trusts law.



Prof. VerSteeg

J. Russell VerSteeg

A.B. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

J.D. University of Connecticut School of Law

Professor VerSteeg teaches Copyright Law, Sports Law, Trademarks and Unfair Competition, Law in the Ancient World, and UCC: Sales. His areas of interest include intellectual property and legal history. He is the author of Law in the Ancient World (2002), Law in Ancient Egypt (2002), Early Mesopotamian Law (2001), and Essential Latin for Lawyers (1990). He has written more than 20 articles, half of which relate to copyright issues. Before joining the New England Law faculty in 1991, he was a visiting professor at Western New England College School of Law, where he directed The Lawyering Process Program. Previously, he was an associate at the Hartford, Connecticut, firm of Shipman & Goodwin.