As of the fall 2016 semester, four Law Center faculty members were promoted to the rank of full professor: Profs. Ruby Andrew, Shenequa Grey, Nadia Nedzel, and Gail Stephenson.
The rank of full professor is the highest academic designation awarded to a faculty member by the Southern University Board of Supervisors. It represents attainment of a national reputation in the faculty member’s given field and that he or she has exhibited the highest levels of service and teaching. This promotion is also the culmination of 12-years of service to the Law Center, having passed through the ranks of assistant and associate professor.
A national expert on legislative drafting and the policy-making process, Prof. Ruby Andrew’s research focuses on the protection of children’s right. Prof. Andrew was recently awarded a grant to start a legislative drafting institute for child protection. At the Southern University Law Center, she teaches courses in legislative drafting. Her articles have appeared in the Seattle Journal of Social Justice and the U.C. Davis Law Review. Click here to view her research.
Prof. Shenequa Grey is the Clyde C. Tidwell Endowed Professor. Her research focuses on the law of evidence and constitutional criminal procedure, and her publications have appeared in the Tulane Law Review, the University of San Francisco Law Review, the Southern University Law Review, the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law, and the St. Thomas Law Review. Grey recently published a casebook on Louisiana’s law of evidence with Carolina Academic Press, and is currently working on a student handbook and an interactive animated video series in Louisiana evidence that are both scheduled for release in the fall of 2017. Prof. Grey has given commentary on criminal procedure and evidentiary issues in local and national media, and she is the host of the local weekly television show, The Legal Roundtable. Click here to view her research.
Prof. Nadia Nedzel is the Kevin P. Reilly Family Endowed Professor. Her research interests include international and comparative commercial law, policy, and jurisprudence, specifically the interrelationship among market economy, technology, the rule of law, and personal autonomy. Prof. Nedzel has been a visiting research scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University; and a Fulbright Senior Specialist, teaching Comparative Contract Law and Legal Drafting in Santiago, Chile. View her research by clicking here.
Prof. Gail S. Stephenson is the Louisiana Outside Counsel A. A. Lenoir Endowed Professor and director of the Law Center’s Legal Analysis and Writing Program. Her research focuses on culturally diverse teaching, Louisiana civil procedure, and civil law notaries. Her publications have appeared in the Louisiana Law Review, the Loyola Law Review, the Southern University Law Review, the Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice, and the Cumberland Law Review. Prof. Stephenson is also considered the state’s foremost expert of the law of notaries. Click here to view her research.