In a sign of Temple Law School’s continued growth and momentum, the faculty will welcome five new members when classes begin this fall: Pamela Bookman, Catherine Dunn, Jules Epstein, Nan Feyler, and Colleen Shanahan.
Professor Bookman, whose research engages the intersection of civil procedure and international business law, comes to Temple from Columbia Law School as a visiting professor and scholar in residence. Her practice at WilmerHale in New York prior to entering academia focused on transnational litigation. She is a former clerk to President Rosalyn Higgins and Judge Thomas Buergenthal of the International Court of Justice, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Professor Dunn joins the faculty as Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law. In addition to overseeing library operations, Professor Dunn will teach a course in Advanced Legal Research. Her scholarly interests include legal information policy, library management, legal research pedagogy, and alternative dispute resolution. She joins Temple from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she served as Head of Reference Services.
Professor Epstein began work as the Director of Advocacy Programs in July 2015. A noted authority on the law of evidence, Professor Epstein will teach in Temple’s trial advocacy program while also expanding the advocacy curriculum offered by the school. He comes to Temple from Widener School of Law, where he served as the Director of the Taishoff Advocacy, Technology, and Public Service Institute.
Professor Feyler will serve for the 2015-2016 academic year as the Phyllis W. Beck Professorship in Law Chair. Prior to joining Temple Law School, Professor Feyler was Deputy Commissioner for Public Health Programs at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. In that role she directed the Department’s programs aimed at protecting and improving the public health of Philadelphia and regulating the health and safety of the public. Prior to joining government service, Professor Feyler spent over twenty years in the public interest sector as lawyer and agency director. She will teach a course in Public Health Law.
Professor Shanahan, who joins Temple’s Sheller Center for Social Justice as a clinical professor, focuses her research on access to justice, especially the role of advocates, as well as the intersection of civil and criminal law. She comes to Temple from Georgetown University Law Center, where she directed the Community Justice Project.
“I’m excited to see what each of our new colleagues will bring to the Temple Law community,” said Dean JoAnne Epps. “Their diverse interests and perspectives, and the range of experiences they have to share with us, will be of tremendous benefit to everyone, students and faculty alike. We are working hard to ensure that Temple remains at the forefront of American legal education, and I expect each of our new colleagues to be a part of Temple’s exciting future.”