Leadership and Faculty


  • Margaret M. deGuzman
    James E. Beasley Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Institute for International Law and Public Policy

    Margaret M. deGuzman is James E. Beasley Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for International Law and Public Policy at Temple Law School, and a judge of the Residual Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals. She specializes in criminal law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, international human rights law, and transitional justice. She also teaches a course on mindful lawyering. Her scholarship examines the role of international criminal law in the global legal order, with a particular focus on the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

  • Jeffrey Dunoff
    Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Institute for International Law and Public Policy

    Jeff Dunoff is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law.  His research and writing focuses on public international law, international regulatory regimes, international courts, international organizations, and interdisciplinary approaches to international law.


  • Alice G. Abreu
    Honorable Nelson A. Diaz Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Tax Law and Public Policy

    Alice G. Abreu is the Honorable Nelson A. Diaz Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Tax Law and Public Policy. She specializes in federal income tax law, with a special emphasis in the formulation of tax policy. Before joining Temple Law School, she clerked for Judge Edward N. Cahn in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and practiced tax law with Dechert LLP in Philadelphia.

  • Olufunmilayo Arewa
    Murray H. Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law

    Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Arewa’s major areas of scholarly research include music, business, entrepreneurship, technology, copyright, film, and Africana studies. She has taught varied courses including Business Associations, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Securities Regulation, Corporate Finance, Accounting, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Management Regulation, Startup and Small Business Clinic, Intellectual Property, and African Legal Systems.

  • Scott Burris
    Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Public Health Law Research

    Scott Burris, J.D., is a Professor of Law at Temple Law School, where he directs the Center for Public Health Law Research. He is also a Professor in Temple’s School of Public Health.

    Burris began his career in public health law during the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He was the editor of the first systematic legal analysis of HIV in the United States, AIDS and the Law: A Guide for the Public (Yale University Press, 1987; New Guide for the Public published 1993), and spent several years lobbying and litigating on behalf of people with HIV as an attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union. Since joining the Temple faculty in 1991, his research has focused on how law influences public health and health behavior. In 2009, he founded the Public Health Law Research Program for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which has supported over 80 empirical studies of the impact of law on health, as well as LawAtlas, an innovative policy surveillance portal, and a comprehensive resource on scientific health law research methods.

  • Jeffrey Dunoff
    Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law, Director of LL.M. in Transnational Law Program

    Jeff Dunoff is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law. His research and writing focuses on public international law, international regulatory regimes, international courts, international organizations, and interdisciplinary approaches to international law.

  • Donald P. Harris
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Liaison Professor of Law

    A specialist in international intellectual property, Professor Harris joined Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2003, and teaches in the areas of intellectual property and commercial law. His courses include: Introduction to Intellectual Property, International Intellectual Property, Patents, and Uniform Commercial Code: Sales. He received his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he received the dean’s award for outstanding public service and the pro bono service award. Professor Harris also received an LL.M. from the University of Wisconsin, as a Hastie Fellow, specializing in international intellectual property.

  • J. Benton Heath
    Assistant Professor of Law

    Professor Heath’s primary research interests include international trade, investment law, dispute resolution, global health, administrative law, public international law, and the national security dimensions of trade and investment. He teaches Civil Procedure and International Arbitration.

  • Duncan B. Hollis
    Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law

    Duncan B. Hollis is a Laura Carnell Professor of Law at Temple Law School. His scholarship engages with issues of international law, interpretation, and cybersecurity, with a particular emphasis on treaties, norms, international organizations, and other forms of international regulation.

    Hollis has served as a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School and a Visiting Professor at LUISS Università Guido Carli.  He is currently a non-resident Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and has been a regular contributor to the international law blog, Opinio Juris. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and serves as an Adviser on its project to draft a Fourth Restatement on the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.  In 2016, he was elected by the General Assembly of the Organization of the American States to a four year term on the OAS’s Inter-American Juridical Committee.

  • Laura E. Little
    James G. Schmidt Professor of Law

    Professor Laura E. Little serves as the James G. Schmidt Chair in Law and Senior Advisor to the Dean. She specializes in federal courts, conflict of laws, and constitutional law. She teaches, lectures, and consults internationally on these subjects and is routinely engaged for training judges as well as for speeches at academic and judicial conferences. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including a sole-authored casebook, Conflict of Laws (2d ed. Aspen Wolters Kluwer 2018), a treatise, Federal Courts, currently in its Fourth Edition in Aspen Publishing’s Examples and Explanations series, and Guilty Pleasures: Law and Comedy in America (Oxford 2019). Among her many awards for teaching and scholarship are several law school awards, a University-wide Lindback award, and Temple’s highest award for teaching, the University Great Teacher Award. The American Law Institute appointed Professor Little in 2014 to serve as Associate Reporter, Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws.

  • Finbarr McCarthy
    Associate Professor of Law

    Professor McCarthy joined the Temple Law faculty in August 1991. He is a native of Ireland and a graduate of Trinity College Dublin.

    Before coming to the United States, Professor McCarthy worked as an inspector of taxes for Ireland’s internal revenue service. After graduating from Tulane University, first with a Ph. D. in American Literature and then with a J.D., Professor McCarthy served as a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He later clerked for Judge Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He was for several years the Director of the Law Program at Temple University Japan.

  • Salil K. Mehra
    Charles Klein Professor of Law and Government, Director of the LL.M. in Asian Law

    Professor Salil Mehra joined the Temple Law faculty in 2000. His research focuses on antitrust/competition law and technology. 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.

  • Trang (Mae) Nguyen
    Assistant Professor of Law

    Trang (Mae) Nguyen is an Assistant Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law. Prior to joining Temple Law School, she served as the John N. Hazard Fellow at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, New York University School of Law and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Center for the Study of Law and Society.

  • Rafael Porrata-Doria, Jr.
    Professor of Law

    Professor Porrata-Doria graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974 and received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1977. He also holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, Professor Porrata-Doria practiced law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Miami, Florida.

  • Jaya Ramji-Nogales
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, I. Herman Stern Research Professor

    Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales specializes in immigration law, international law, procedure and process. She currently teaches Civil Procedure, Evidence, Refugee Law and Policy, and the Temple Law Asylum Project. Professor Ramji-Nogales’ research areas include asylum and refugee law under the Trump administration, global migration law, and empirical assessment of asylum adjudication.

  • Rachel Rebouché
    Dean, James E. Beasley Professor of Law

    Dean Rachel Rebouché has taught Family Law, Health Care Law, and Contracts. She is an author of the sixth edition of the casebook, Family Law, with Professors Leslie Harris and June Carbone. She is an author of Governance Feminism: An Introduction and an editor of Governance Feminism: Notes from the Field, both with Professors Janet Halley, Prabha Kotiswaran, and Hila Shamir. In addition, she is writing a book on reproductive health that is under contract with the NYU Press, and she is editing a collection of rewritten family law opinions for the Feminist Judgments series published by the Cambridge University Press.

  • Robert J. Reinstein
    Professor Emeritus

    Robert J. Reinstein has served Temple Law with his global vision, thoughtful leadership and constant dedication for nearly 40 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. 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.

  • Henry J. Richardson III
    Professor of Law

    Professor Richardson obtained his A.B. from Antioch College in 1963. Upon graduating from Yale Law School in 1966, Professor Richardson became International Legal Adviser to the government of Malawi shortly after its independence for more than two years, where he advised on inherited treaties and a range of southern African international legal negotiations and questions. Thereafter, he returned to the U.S. to become Faculty Africanist at Law and to earn an LL.M. at University of California at Los Angeles (1971) with a focus on international law and development in Africa. He was active in several anti-apartheid groups relative to international law. From 1977-79, he served on the National Security Council Staff in charge of African Policy and United Nations issues in President Carter’s administration. Professor Richardson was subsequently the Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to the Congressional Black Caucus and an attorney in the Office of General Counsel of the Department of Defense. Professor Richardson joined the Temple Law faculty in 1981.

  • Harvey Rishikof
    Visiting Professor of Law

    Harvey Rishikof is a Visiting Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law. He is involved in a number of legal-policy projects sponsored by the MITRE FFRDC, the MacArthur Foundation, the Center for Strategic International Studies, the Hewlett Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences.

  • Amy Sinden
    Professor of Law

    Professor Amy Sinden joined the faculty in 2001, bringing a decade of experience in public interest law. She specializes in environmental and property law. Her recent academic writings have criticized the misuse of economic theory in environmental law, arguing against the use of cost-benefit analysis in environmental standard setting and countering claims that private property rights can solve environmental problems in the absence of government regulation. She has also written about the application of classical human rights norms to environmental conflicts. Her articles have appeared in a number of books and academic journals, including the Iowa Law Review, University of Colorado Law Review, and Harvard Environmental Law Review. She is on the Board of Directors of the Center for Progressive Reform and is an affiliated faculty member of Temple University’s Center for Sustainable Communities.

  • Mo Zhang
    James E. Beasley Professor of Law

    Professor Zhang specializes in conflict of laws, international commercial transactions, contract law, Chinese Law and comparative law. A former Fulbright scholar and faculty member at China University of Politics and Law, Professor Zhang joined Temple in May 1998 after several years of legal practice in the United States. He served as the Director of the Temple University Rule of Law Program in China from 1998 to 2011, which includes the first foreign LL.M. degree-granting program in China. Professor Zhang has authored two books on Chinese law, and has published numerous articles in both English and Chinese law journals. His book Chinese Contract Law: Theory and Practice (Brill, 2006) is regarded as a primary book on Chinese contract law.