Resident Faculty

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Kenneth S. Abraham
Torts and insurance law
  • His torts treatise, "The Forms and Functions of Tort Law," has become a basic text for first-year law students across the country.
  • Leading insurance law scholar and author of the foremost casebook in the field
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and member of the Council of the American Law Institute
Payvand Ahdout
Federal courts, separation of powers, constitutional law, criminal procedure
  • Clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Judge Debra Ann Livingston on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Former Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States
  • Her research centers on modern uses of judicial power through the lens of federal courts
Barbara Armacost
Criminal procedure, civil rights litigation, torts and constitutional law
  • Served as attorney adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Frequently provides commentary on Supreme Court decisions (Supreme Court Roundup)
  • Spent eight months working at a mission hospital in Haiti before pursuing her J.D. Her life as a nurse and theologian shaped her approach to law teaching and scholarship.