Dr. Partain is a member of the Public International Law and the International Environmental & Energy Law research groups within our School of Law. Dr. Partain teaches a range of international law courses; topics include Comparative Law, Law of the Seas, "Use of Force" in International Public Law, International Environmental Law, International Energy Law, Law & Innovation, and Law & Economics. He has a Bachelors of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Masters of Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a J.D. from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. in Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is a member of the Texas State Bar.
Mike Radford joined the school in September 2000 from the University of East Anglia. His interests focus on law and the exercise of power in two distinct areas, government and public administration and the treatment of animals. He is presently a council member of the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare; an academic adviser to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; a committee member of the Animal Science, Ethics and Law Veterinary Association; and a member of the Companion Animal Welfare Council. He has written widely on aspects of animal welfare law and lectured extensively on the subject both in the UK and abroad. Radford's book Animal Welfare Law in Britain was recently published by Oxford University Press. He is currently engaged on a research project funded by the RSPCA and the revision of the 'Animals' section of Halsburys Laws of England. Radford is interested in the areas of animal welfare law, constitutional law and public law (particularly the role of the Westminster or Edinburgh parliaments and the legislative process).
Associate Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law
Kimberly Brown joined the law school after several years of teaching as an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and a Visiting Professor at the George Washington University Law School. She teaches and writes in the areas of administrative law, federal courts and civil procedure. She is particularly interested in separation of powers questions, as well as in the constitutional implications of structural and technological innovations in modern government. Professor Brown's recent scholarship addresses the constitutional relationship of independent agencies and private contractors to the enumerated branches of government. Her articles have appeared in the Notre Dame Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal and the North Carolina Law Review, among others, and her work is cited in a leading federal courts casebook.
Max Stearns , Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Professor of Law and Marbury Research Professor, University of Maryland School of Law
Maxwell Stearns is an interdisciplinary scholar who applies novel methodologies to study a wide range of doctrines in public law, with a particular emphasis on judicial decision-making processes and structural constitutional law. His specific methodological expertise centers on public choice, social choice, game theory, and law and economics. Professor Stearns teaches Constitutional Law (Structure and Individual Rights), Public Choice, and Law and Economics, and he has also taught Federal Courts, Federal Civil Rights, and a special topics seminar in Evolutionary Biology and the Law.
Carol Lawie, University of Aberdeen