Faculty - Granada, Spain
Professor of Law
Stetson University College of Law
Mark Bauer is a Professor of Law teaching Antitrust, Administrative Law, Property, Consumer Law, and Financial Advocacy. He also supervises Stetson's externship program in Elder Consumer Protection Law and Stetson's Full Semester Federal Agency Externship. Professor Bauer served as Stetson's Associate Dean for Academics from 2009-2011.
Before joining the faculty, Professor Bauer clerked for the Honorable William R. Robie, chief immigration judge of the United States. Following his clerkship, Professor Bauer joined the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, where he worked on cases involving high profile mergers and other anticompetitive conduct. After leaving the Federal Trade Commission, Professor Bauer moved to Chicago to practice antitrust law in the private sector with two large law firms. He represented one of the defendants in a multi-billion dollar multi-district price-fixing case and counseled other major public corporations on antitrust and consumer protection matters.
Professor Bauer wrote and edited a new treatise on state unfair trade practice laws for CCH/Wolters Kluwer, and then joined the Chicago-Kent College of Law faculty in a fellowship position where he taught antitrust, administrative law, and legal writing.
Professor Bauer received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Chicago, where he received the Howell Murray award for outstanding contributions to the university. He received his law degree from Emory University, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and taught first-year legal research and writing.
Professor Bauer's research interests are wide-ranging; he has written in the areas of antitrust, administrative law, consumer protection, property, higher education, and elder law, often drawing connections between them. In antitrust, he is particularly interested in the doctrine's impact on the non-profit sector, retail, and its interplay with consumer protection law. Professor Bauer speaks frequently on antitrust and consumer protection issues at law schools, conferences, and before advocacy groups around the world. His research has been quoted in the New York Times and in major newspaper editorials. At Stetson, Professor Bauer has promoted financial literacy and consumer education for law students by creating and teaching his for-credit weekend-long Financial Advocacy course. He has taught International and Comparative Competition Law in Stetson's summer abroad programs in China, Estonia, Spain, Argentina, and Global Aging Law in The Netherlands. Professor Bauer has also coached Stetson's Law and Economics moot court team and co-coached its Arbitration team.
Professor Bauer has supported the work of the Stetson's Centers for Excellence in Elder Law and Higher Education Law through speaking engagements and research. Professor Bauer has also been active in professional associations, serving as Chair of the Education Law and Aging and the Law Sections for the Association of American Law School, and was a member of the Steering Committee for the Southeastern Association of Law Schools. Professor Bauer is currently the faculty representative to the College of Law's Board of Overseers.
In 2011 Bauer was a visiting scholar at Queen Mary, University of London, and was Academic Director of Stetson's Autumn in London Semester Study Abroad Program. Professor Bauer has been a Senior International Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the University of Melbourne in Australia and was named a Distinguished International Fellow to the Canadian Centre for Elder Law. In 2013 Professor Bauer was awarded Stetson's Branton Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2017 Professor Bauer was the winner of the Homer and Dolly Hand Award for Faculty Scholarship.
Associate Dean for Academic Success and Professor of Law
Elon University School of Law
Professor Wendy B. Scott, a nationally recognized scholar of constitutional theory and school desegregation, joined the Elon Law administration in an innovative approach to further enhancing resources and programs designed to help students achieve success in class and on the bar exam.
The experienced doctrinal law professor and administrator leads a team of four professional staff members who coordinate and track academic performance and bar exam preparation. She also teaches bar prep courses required of all Elon Law students during their final trimester. “My goal has always been to make a difference in the lives of law students. Having taught close to 2000 students, my staff and I work to motivate these future lawyers to learn the skills needed to successfully navigate the short, intense academic experience called law school, pass the bar exam and serve the profession to the best of their abilities.”
Associate Professor of Law
Roger Williams University School of Law
Christopher J. (CJ) Ryan, Jr. joined the faculty in 2018. Previously, he was a doctoral fellow at the American Bar Foundation, where he maintains affiliated scholar status.
His research uses econometric methods to examine how organizations make decisions about their fiscal, real, and intellectual property assets, especially in response to legal and economic market forces. In addition to his scholarship in the areas of intellectual property and business law, he studies the legal profession and the economics of legal education, including the risk tolerance of and labor market returns to law school graduates. His articles have appeared in law reviews, such as the Alabama Law Review, the Illinois Law Review, and the NYU Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law, as well as peer-reviewed journals, including Research in Higher Education and the Journal of College & University Law. His scholarship has been cited in the Washington Post, Politico, Above the Law, and Inside Higher Ed. He teaches Property, Wills & Trusts, Law & Economics, and Statistics for Lawyers, and he has also taught master's level courses on organizations and administration
Professor of Law
Florida A&M University College of Law
Jennifer Smith is a professor at Florida A&M University College of Law. Before joining FAMU College of Law, Professor Smith was a partner with an international law firm, where she chaired the law firm's South Florida Health Law Group. She practiced in both the Washington, D.C. and Miami offices. During that time, the Young Lawyers Division of the Washington Bar Association recognized her as “The Young Lawyer of the Year.” Prior to becoming a partner, she was recognized as an “extraordinary associate” by the law firm. While an associate, she took a leave from the law firm to volunteer as a human rights attorney with the Legal Resources Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Before joining the firm, Professor Smith served as a federal judicial law clerk for a former chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. She is admitted to practice in Florida, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Supreme Court of the United States. She holds a B.S. from Hampton University and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.