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Visiting Faculty

International Professors

Joseph Smallhoover

Attorney at Law, Bryan Cave, Paris
A.B., Duke University
M.A., University of Virginia
J.D., University of Pittsburg

Teresa Weber

J.D., University of Vienna
Doctor of Law, Vienna University of Business and Economics

Visiting Professors

McGeorge School of Law welcomes these visiting professors: Karrigan Börk, Scott Dodson, Jith Meganathan, Leticia Saucedo and William "Bill" Wiecek.

Scott DodsonScott Dodson

Professor of Law and Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chai, UC Hastings School of Law
B.A., cum laude, Rice University
J.D., cum laude, Duke University School of Law
COURSE: Civil Procedure (4)

Professor Scott Dodson graduated from Duke University School of Law (JD 2000) and Rice University (BA Biology 1996). After graduating from law school, Professor Dodson clerked for the Hon. Nicholas G. Garaufis on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. An expert in civil procedure and federal courts, Professor Scott Dodson has written more than thirty-five articles appearing in Stanford Law Review, Michigan Law Review, California Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Virginia Law ReviewNorthwestern University Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review, among others. He is the author or editor of three books: The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Cambridge 2015), New Pleading in the Twenty-First Century (Oxford 2013), and Civil Procedure: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers (Oxford 2011, 2d ed. 2012). His writings have been cited by the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits. Professor Dodson is a frequent commentator in various news media and has blogged at SCOTUSblog, SCOCAblog, Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog, and PrawfsBlawg. He also has authored or joined numerous amicus briefs before the Supreme Court. Prior to joining UC Hastings, Professor Dodson held a permanent faculty appointment at William & Mary Law School from 2009-2012 and at the University of Arkansas School of Law from 2006-2009. For the 2008 fall semester, Professor Dodson was a Visiting Associate Professor at Duke University School of Law.

Jith MeganathanJith

B.S., with honors and distinction, Stanford University
J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School
COURSE: Civil Procedure (4)

Professor Jith Meganathan has served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton, U.S. Magistrate Judge Dale A. Drozd, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman.  Professor Meganathan was a longtime staff attorney for Central California Legal Services, where he regularly litigated in both state and federal court, and served on the board of directors of the statewide Legal Aid Association of California.  Professor Meganathan began his career as an associate with the San Francisco law firm of Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, now part of Arnold & Porter LLP.  He is an honors graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School. Professor Meganathan will be teaching Civil Procedure during the Spring 2016 semester.

Leticia SaucedoProf Saucedo

Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Legal Education , UC Davis School of Law
A.B., cum laude, Bryn Mawr College
J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School
COURSE: Immigration Law and Policy (3)

Professor Leticia Saucedo is an expert in employment, labor, and immigration law. She taught Torts and Immigration Law and co-directed the Immigration Law Clinic at the Wm. S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) until 2010. She has developed courses in international and domestic service learning that explore the immigration consequences of crime and domestic violence in a post-conflict society.  Saucedo earned her AB, cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College in 1984 and her JD, cum laude, in 1996 from Harvard Law School, where she was managing editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review. After law school, she served as briefing attorney to Chief Justice Thomas Phillips of the Texas Supreme Court. She then became an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Jacobson in New York City, where she was the recipient of the Fried Frank MALDEF Fellowship. From 1999 to 2003, she worked as a staff attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in San Antonio, Texas, where she litigated employment and education cases.  Saucedo's research interests lie at the intersections of employment, labor, and immigration law. Her law review articles have appeared in Notre Dame Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, the Buffalo Law Review, the Richmond Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, the Harvard Latino Law Review, the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, and the Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. She is a member of the American Law Institute.

William Wiecekwilliam

Chester Adgate Congdon Professor of Public Law and Legislation Emeritus, Syracuse  Law
B.A., Catholic University of America
LL.B., Harvard Law School
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison)
COURSE: Constitutional Law (4)

Professor William Wiecek practiced law in New Hampshire and taught legal and constitutional history at the University of Missouri-Columbia for 16 years before coming to Syracuse. He has written or edited seven books, as well as numerous articles and chapters, on slavery and its abolition, republicanism, nineteenth-century constitutional development, nuclear power, and the United States Supreme Court. Professor Wiecek has written a history of the United States Supreme Court from 1941 to 1953, covering the chief-justiceships of Harlan Fiske Stone and Fred Vinson, for the Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States. He has taught courses in legal and constitutional history, constitutional law, property, race and law, corporations, civil procedure, and Roman law. He holds a joint appointment as Professor of History in the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Professor Wiecek received the University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award in 1997 and in 2001 the Chancellor's Citation for Exceptional Academic Achievement, the university's highest academic award.