Faculty Visiting from Philadelphia
Marina Angel, Professor
Temple University Beasley School of Law
- University of Pennsylvania Law School
- Columbia Law School
- Barnard College
Marina Angel is a Professor of Law at Temple. As a writer, teacher, and scholar, Professor Marina Angel has dedicated herself to improving the status of women and minorities in the legal profession and reforming the profession in order to make their advancement possible. Professor Angel's writings have focused on sexual harassment, abuse and violence against women and girls, legal education, criminal law, and labor and employment law. She has over thirty publications to her credit. Professor Angel has taught abroad as a visiting law school professor at various universities, including Queensland Institute of Technology and Wollongong University in Australia, Tel Aviv University, and the University of Puerto Rico. She has received numerous awards, including the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Sandra Day O'Connor Award in recognition of her legal, academic, and mentoring contributions to the legal profession, and the American Bar Association's Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award for an unfailing commitment to advocating for women and minorities in the profession.
Faculty Who Have Previously Taught in Tokyo
The following professors have previously taught during spring semesters in Tokyo.
Burton Caine, Professor of Law
- Judge Advocate General Institute, U.S. Air Force
- Harvard Law School
- University of Pennsylvania
Burton Caine, Professor of Law, teaches courses in Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Political and Civil Rights, and Antitrust. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Harvard law School, where he was on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, an honor society.
Professor Caine was a member of the Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Air Force, inter alia, defending rights of African-Americans in Georgia and Alabama.
Professor Caine was a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, specializing in litigation and Antitrust and trying cases on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union, Philadelphia Resistance, and other civil liberties and anti-war organizations. While practicing law, for many years he taught trial practice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
In 1977, Professor Caine came to Temple Law School full-time. In addition to academic pursuits, he acted as General Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, Greater Philadelphia Branch, and later served two terms as President. In 2006, he received the ACLU of PA Award for a Lifetime Devoted to Civil Liberties. He served on the Academic Freedom and Church-State Committees of the National ACLU. Professor Caine has made extensive appearances on behalf of ACLU and civil rights generally on TV, radio, in the press, and before legislative committees and other governmental bodies, on a wide range of constitutional issues including Freedom of Speech, Religion, Separation of Church and State, Privacy and Due Process. He served many years on the Middle East Program Committee of the American Friends Service Committee.
Professor Caine was Chair of the Greater Philadelphia Lawyers Committee for Soviet Jewry for a number of years and twice visited the Soviet Union in connection with trials of Soviet dissidents including Natan (Anatoly) Sharansky, subsequently, a minister in the government of Israel. Upon Professor Caine's initiative, Temple University awarded an honorary degree to Sharansky and Caine delivered the address at the award ceremony.
Since 1983, Burton Caine has lectured on behalf of the United States Government, and others, on topics of Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, and Antitrust, in India, Nepal, New Zealand, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Lesotho, Zambia, Kenya, Liberia, France, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Japan, Korea, Germany, Norway, Columbia, Israel, The People's Republic of China, Australia, Argentina, Lithuania, and Okinawa. In 1986, he lectured to the Committee of the Philippines legislature drafting a constitution for that country. In 2001, Caine debated the death penalty on national TV in China. In 2003 and 2005, he lectured to future leaders of the Communist Party in China and others on civil liberties under the U.S. Constitution.
Professor Caine is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Americans for Religious Liberty, and on its behalf has urged removal of the Ten Commandments from government buildings and grounds.
Professor Caine has written extensively on various subjects of Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties in the United States, USSR, Israel and other countries. His article urging First Amendment protection for "fighting words" was cited by the Israel Supreme Court in a decision in 2006, and American scholars subsequently. His article Judicial Review, Democracy v. Constitutionality which appeared in the TEMPLE LAW REVIEW, has been reprinted by the government and circulated throughout the world. He has also written on new interpretations of significant stories in the Hebrew Bible.
Professor Caine was Director of Israel Program from 1978-2005, a cooperative venture of Temple Law School and Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. Through the Program, he endeavored to further the peace process in the Middle East by conducting symposia in Tel Aviv, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, and Boca Raton, featuring diplomats of Egypt, Jordan, the United States, the Palestinian Authority, and Israel, as well as distinguished academicians in the field. In addition to many trips, Professor Caine has traveled to Cairo and Amman, under the auspices of the Council on US-Arab Relations, and he was invited to participate in a study tour of university professors in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
In 1982, Professor Caine lectured at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law in Hebrew on Freedom of Expression. On several occasions, he has lectured before judges in Israel on a variety of topics in American Constitutional Law. In 1991, he taught at Temple University Japan and laid the groundwork for Temple's semester abroad program in Tokyo. In 2001, 2003, and 2005, he taught in the Temple Law School Program for Chinese graduate students in Beijing. In 2006, he taught First Amendment to Israeli students at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, and lectured in Hebrew at the University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
In 2002, Professor Caine was selected as the American moderator in an on-line forum on Freedom of Expression in the Information Age under the auspices of the French National Commission for UNESCO. The forum culminated in a conference in Paris at which he received special distinction.
Duncan B. Hollis, Professor of Law
Temple University Beasley School of Law
- Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University)
- Boston College Law School
- Bowdoin College
Duncan B. Hollis is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Professor of Law at Temple Law School. His scholarship focuses on issues of authority in international and foreign affairs law, asking who exercises authority in the formation, interpretation and application of international law, and who is it that has the authority to apply such law to, or for, national actors. Hollis uses treaties as the focal point for this research, examining the status of treaties, and treaty-makers, from international, comparative and constitutional perspectives. He is the editor of the Oxford Guide to Treaties (2012) and he also co-edited National Treaty Law & Practice (ASIL & Martinus Nijhoff, 2005), which examined how nineteen countries incorporate treaty rules into their national laws. His scholarship has appeared in various books and journals, including the Texas Law Review, the Southern California Law Review, the Virginia Journal of International Law, and the Berkeley Journal of International Law. Professor Hollis is a regular contributor to the premier international law blog, Opinio Juris. His expertise on treaty issues has been sought or used by all three branches of the federal govenrment as well as several international organizations.
Laura Little, Professor
Temple University Beasley School of Law
- 1985, Temple University School of Law
- 1979, University of Pennsylvania
Prior to joining Temple's law faculty in 1990, Professor Little served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist (October Term 1986) and law clerk to Judge James Hunter III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1985-1986). She also practiced law privately in Philadelphia from 1987-1990 where she litigated commercial and First Amendment cases, representing media clients such as the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News. Professor Little has won numerous awards for both her outstanding teaching and scholarship, and was recently appointed the James E. Beasley Professor of Law. Professor Little lectures internationally on federalism, conflict of laws, and adjudication process issues. She teaches courses in Federal Court Jurisdiction, Conflict of Laws, Civil Procedure and Remedies. The author of numerous articles in the field of federal courts and conflict of laws, Professor Little has also written a treatise on appellate advocacy. She co-taught International Criminal Law in Temple's Summer 2000 and 2003 Rome program. She also received Temple University's Great Teacher Award in April 2004.
Frank M. McClellan, Professor of Law Emeritus
- Yale University
- Duquesne School of Law
- Rutgers University
Frank McClellan is Professor of Law Emeritus of the Beasley School of Law of Temple University, and currently serves as the Co-Director of the Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice. He teaches courses on bioethics, medical malpractice, torts, and a law and medicine writing seminar. During the fall of 2010 Professor McClellan served as the Garwin Distinguished Visitor in Law and Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Law where he taught torts, a seminar on healthcare law, and delivered the Grayson Annual Lecture on health law. An expert on health disparities, bioethics and medical malpractice law, Professor McClellan lectures regularly at Temple University School of Medicine in interdisciplinary courses and at grand rounds. He joined the Temple faculty as a full professor of law in 1982 after teaching for nine years at Duquesne University.
During his tenure at Temple University Professor McClellan has been awarded: the Phyllis S. Beck Chair, the Shusterman Alumni Faculty Award, the Lindback Award for outstanding teaching, the I. Herman Stern Chair for excellence in teaching, and the Friel-Scanlon Award for excellence in scholarship.
Professor McClellan earned his J.D. degree from Duquesne University where he was an editor of the law review, his A.B. Degree from Rutgers University and his L.L.M. degree from Yale University. For his work in legal philosophy at Yale he was awarded the Felix S. Cohen Prize in Jurisprudence. After graduating from law school he served as a law clerk to Chief Judge William H. Hastie, of the U.S Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and an associate attorney with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering. He began his law teaching career as an Assistant Professor of law at Duquesne University, and was promoted to full professor with tenure in 1978, and then joined the Temple University faculty in 1981.
Professor McClellan has published numerous law review articles on subjects related to health care law, tort law and civil rights, and an award winning book entitled Medical Malpractice: Law, Tactics and Ethics (1995). He is the co-author of a casebook on Tort Law, first published in 1994, and now in its fourth edition, TORT LAW: CASES, PERSPECTIVES, and AND PROBLEMS (LexisNexis 2007).
Professor McClellan served as Chair of the Temple University Research and Creative Achievements Awards Committee, for five years, law school counsel, disciplinary counsel, and chair of the admissions and curriculum committees. For more than a decade he has been a member of the board of directors of the Aids Law Project of Pa., To Our Children’s Future With Health, Inc. and Philadelphia Fight, and is past President of the Pa. Legal Services Center. He currently serves on a National Steering Committee on Health Disparities in Orthopedic Health (sponsored by Zimmer Corporation), is a former member of the Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, and was an advisor to the Institute of Medicine on its study that resulted in a publication titled Health Literacy (2004). He is currently a member of the American Law Institute and the Society of American Law Teachers.
As a practicing lawyer, he has served as lead trial or appellate attorney in many medical malpractice and product liability cases. He has argued appeals before the Third and Fourth Circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals, the Pennsylvania Supreme and Superior Courts and the D.C. Court of Appeals. Frank McClellan has served as trial and appellate counsel on many precedent setting cases on topics related to law and medicine, including: Stanton v. Astra Pharmaceutical Products, Inc. 718 2d 553 (3d Cir. 1983); McDaniel v. Merck, Sharp & Dhome, 533 A. 2d 436 (Pa. 1987); Taylor v. Einstein Medical Center, 723 A.2d 1027 Pa. Super. 1999), aff’d in part, reversed in part, 754 A. 2d 650 (2000); and Whittington v. Episcopal Hospital, 768 A. 2d 1144 (Pa. 2001). In 2009 he served as lead trial counsel representing the plaintiffs in a group of 15 related cases against the same surgeon and hospital, trying to verdict Svindland v. Nemours Foundation and Norwood, (Civ. Action No. 05-417, E.D. Pa. 2009).
Salil K. Mehra, James E. Beasley Professor of Law
- University of Chicago
- University of California at Berkeley
- Harvard University
Professor Salil Mehra joined the Temple Law faculty in 2000. His research focuses on antitrust/competition law and technology, particularly in comparative perspective. A sample of Professor Mehra's publications can be found below and on his publications page.
Professor Mehra is a past Chair of the AALS Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation, and is a nongovernmental advisor to the International Competition Network. He is a former Abe Fellow of Japan's Center for Global Partnership and the Social Science Research Center. With Professors Kenneth Port and Jerry McAlinn, he co-edits the casebook Comparative Law: Law and the Legal Process in Japan (3rd Ed., 2012).
Prior to his career with Temple Law, Professor Mehra clerked for Chief Judge Juan R. Torruella of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and then worked at the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the New York law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where his practice included antitrust, first amendment, and takeover defense litigation.
Louis M. Natali, Jr., Professor of Law
- Georgetown University Law School
- LaSalle College
Professor Natali joined the Temple Law School faculty in 1990. He has published numerous articles on Death Penalty Litigation, Evidence and Trial Advocacy throughout his career. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.
He graduated from Georgetown Law Center in 1966, where he was an Associate Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. Professor Natali clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, working for Judge Herbert Boreman. He was a graduate fellow in Criminal Law and Litigation at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in a program directed by Professor Tony Amsterdam.
In 1971, Professor Natali formed the law firm of Segal, Appel and Natali, specializing in criminal defense. He became an Associate Professor at Rutgers-Camden Law School in 1974, leaving that position in 1976 to become First Assistant Defender at the Philadelphia Defender's Association. From 1973 to present, Professor Natali has also been involved in the training of trial lawyers with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Associate Professor of Law
Temple University Beasley School of Law
- Georgetown University Law Center
- Yale Law School
- University of California, Berkeley
Associate Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales' research areas include empirical assessment of the U.S. asylum system, procedural due process at the intersection of immigration and international human rights law, and transitional justice. She is the co-author of Refugee Roulette: Disparities in Asylum Adjudication and Proposals for Reform (NYU Press 2009) and the co-editor of Bringing the Khmer Rouge to Justice: Prosecuting Mass Violence Before the Cambodian Courts (Mellen Press 2005).
Prof. Ramji-Nogales received a BA with highest honors from the University of California at Berkeley and a JD, in 1999, from Yale Law School. She also holds an LLM with distinction from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Following law school, she was awarded the Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights to create a refugee law clinic at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2001, Prof. Ramji-Nogales joined the international law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton, where she focused on international arbitration, and pursued pro bono projects in the areas of international and domestic refugee law and international human rights law. In 2002, she joined the American Civil Liberties Union in New York as a staff attorney. From 2004 to 2006, Prof. Ramji-Nogales taught at Georgetown as a clinical fellow in the Center for Applied Legal Studies, where she supervised law students representing asylum seekers.
Robert J. Reinstein, Clifford Scott Green Professor of Law
- Harvard University School of Law
- Cornell University
Robert J. Reinstein has served Temple Law with his global vision, thoughtful leadership and constant dedication for nearly 20 years, fulfilling administrative, managerial and academic roles as Vice President, Dean, and Professor of Law.
Professor Reinstein earned broad respect as head administrator for the University's Juris Doctor program (1989-2008), spearheading many academic advancements and improvements to the school's operations and facilities. Under his supervision, fundraising efforts increased the law school's endowment from $4 million to over $57 million. During his tenure, the law school received over $100 million in total gifts and grants to date (cash receipts excluding pledges).
In addition, Reinstein increased the law school's full-time faculty by twenty percent, adding thirteen new faculty chairs and professorships. More than seventy new endowed scholarship funds were established as well as a new public interest fellowship program. Also, in his former role as Vice President of Temple University, Reinstein expanded the University's international programs, which now educate approximately 3,000 students on its campuses in Rome and Japan. Temple University Japan is the first foreign university to be accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education and has undergraduate and graduate degree-granting programs in liberal arts, business, education and law. Temple Rome provides semester abroad and summer programs in art, art history, liberal arts, business and law to about 600 U.S. students each year.
As Dean, Professor Reinstein directed the expansion and modernization of the law school's facilities by creating a "smart" conference center, additional classrooms and administrative offices, and completing renovations of the law school building, including the Law Library. The law school was computerized through fifteen smart classrooms, an online library and service supports, and computers and Internet access for all faculty, administrators and staff.
During Reinstein's tenure as Dean, the number and quality of student applications grew, with the incoming class average for LSAT scores rising to the 85th percentile. Temple Law gained nationwide recognition for its practical and academic training, and the school remains home to a trial team that won three national championships and consistently ranks in the top three of U.S. News and World Report. Reinstein's many academic endeavors included the Integrated Trial Advocacy Program, the Master's in Trial Advocacy, the Integrated Transactional Representation Program, the law school's international law study programs in Japan, the Master's in Transnational Law in Tokyo, Rome, Athens, and Tel Aviv, and the Master's of Law Program for Chinese students in Beijing, which is China's first and only foreign law degree-granting program. Dedicated to teaching both legal theory and preparing students for the "real world" practice of law, Temple Law School consistently reports job placement rates in excess of ninety percent.
Prior to his appointment as Vice President and Dean in 1989, Reinstein gained extensive experience in the legal profession. In 1968, he worked as a law clerk in the office of the Honorable Frank A. Kaufman and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. In 1970, he joined the NAACP, where he served as a consulting attorney and participated in a number of successful class-action civil rights cases for seven years. From 1977 to 1978, he worked with the U.S. Department of Justice as a Senior Attorney in the Appellate Section of the Civil Rights Division and later, from 1979 to 1980, as the Chief of the General Litigation Section.
In addition to his legal practice, Reinstein served as a visiting professor of law from 1973 to 1997 at institutions including Georgetown University Law Center, University of Tel Aviv, and Temple University Japan. He has been a member of the Temple University faculty since 1969. In addition to his professorship, he served as University Counsel for Temple University from 1982 to 1989, advising the President, Board of Trustees, and other University officials on legal matters. He currently serves as Professor of Law. He has also served pro bono as the Vice President of the Juvenille Law Center.
Reinstein has earned many awards for his work: He received the 2008 Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award from the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. In 2002, he was the recipient of the National Friendship Award, presented by the Prime Minister of China for the establishment of the Masters of Law Program for Chinese students; in addition, an endowed scholarship was created in his name in 1999 to commemorate his first ten years as Dean at Temple Law; and in 1996 he was awarded the National Urban League Whitney Young Award. He also received the American ORT Community Achievement Award in 1994 and an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Elizabethtown College.
Reinstein earned his Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from Cornell University (B.S., 1965) and his law degree cum laude from Harvard University School of Law (J.D., 1968). He is a member of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.
James A. Shellenberger, James E. Beasley Professor of Law
- Villanova Law School
- Lafayette College
Professor Shellenberger is a James E. Beasley Professor of Law. He joined the Temple Law School faculty in Fall 1983. His teaching and scholarship focus on Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure; his courses include Criminal Law I, Criminal Procedure I and II, Federal Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, and Litigation Basics. During 2011-2012 he also taught small sections of the first year Introduction to Transactional Skills course. Professor Shellenberger has taught Legal Decision Making (also called Legal Process), Torts, and Civil Procedure. In Spring 1999, he taught Comparative (US-Japan) Criminal Procedure and East-West Negotiation in the Temple Law (Tokyo) Japan program. Professor Shellenberger helps direct and regularly teaches in the Temple Law School summer program in Rome, Italy.
Professor Shellenberger has had a distinguished career in teaching and has been honored numerous times for his ongoing dedication. In April 2012, the Temple Law Alumni Association awarded him the Murray H. Shusterman Award for Excellence in Teaching. In October 2011, Temple University honored him as the law school's recipient of the University Outstanding Faculty Service Award. The Temple Law School graduating classes have awarded him the Williams Award for the Outstanding Professor of the Year four times (1986, 1995, 2004, and 2007), and he also received Temple University's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (1996). He serves as Co-Reporter for the Model Criminal Jury Instruction Committee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The Model Criminal Jury Instructions are published (and regularly updated) on the Third Circuit's web site. They also appear in book form, published by West Publishing Co.
In addition to his faculty position, Professor Shellenberger served two years as Assistant Dean for Student Affairs (1987-89), and in that position was twice recognized by the law school student body as the Administrator of the Year. Professor Shellenberger also served for three years as Director of the Temple Law School Writing Program (1991-93, 1995-96). More recently, in 2007 he created and is currently directing the law school's Academic Core Enrichment (ACE) program, an academic success, learning and study skills program for first year students.
Professor Shellenberger grew up in Bucks County, PA. He graduated from the Solebury School, in New Hope, and served four terms on Solebury's Board of Trustees. He graduated from Lafayette College in 1969 (BA, History; Honors in Studies) and Villanova University School of Law (magna cum laude) in 1972. At Villanova, he served as a Case and Comment Editor of the Law Review.
Immediately after law school, Shellenberger prosecuted criminal cases as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia (1972-77), including service as Chief of the Motions Unit. He then practiced in the litigation department of the Philadelphia firm Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis. Three years later, he moved to a position as Chief Staff Counsel for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Criminal Procedural Rules Committee. His initial teaching experience at Temple came in 1980-82 as a Legal Writing and Research Instructor, then as an adjunct professor teaching Criminal Procedure in Spring 1983, before starting as a full-time Assistant Professor of Law in Fall 1983.
Jan Ting, Professor
Temple University Beasley School of Law
- 1975, Harvard Law School
- 1972, University of Hawaii
- 1970, Oberlin College
Professor Jan Ting joined the Temple law faculty in 1977 and served as Director of the Graduate Tax Program from 1994 to 2001. He teaches courses on national security, taxation, and immigration law, and has published articles in those areas. He has been quoted in news reports on legal developments, and has published commentary, in various media including the NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, WASHINGTON POST, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, PBS NEWSHOUR, ABC NIGHTLINE, and the NBC TODAY SHOW, DATELINE, and Evening News programs. The National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (NAPALSA) named Professor Ting the "2003 Asian American Law Professor of the Year" at its 2003 national convention in Honolulu, Hawaii. Professor Ting has also testified before Congress and the 9/11 Commission.
Professor Ting is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the Center for Immigration Studies, and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He was the Delaware Republican Party candidate for U.S. Senate in 2006. He blogs here.
Prior to his work at Temple Law School, he specialized in tax law as an attorney at the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton & Scheetz from 1975 to 1977. He was appointed Assistant Commissioner at the Immigration & Naturalization Service of the U.S. Department of Justice in 1990 and served there until 1993.
Harwell Wells, Associate Professor of Law
- Vanderbilt University School of Law
- University of Virginia
- University of Iowa
- Williams College
Associate Professor Harwell Wells teaches corporations, unincorporated associations, and professional responsibility. A graduate of Williams College and Vanderbilt University Law School, Professor Wells also holds a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Virginia. Following law school, he served as law clerk for Judge Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and then worked at the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP, in Washington DC, where he specialized in securities regulatory law. His research interests include the history of corporate and business law and of the legal profession.