Johanna Dennis
Visiting Assistant Professor
Rutgers University – New Brunswick, BA 2002 
Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law, JD 2005
Johns Hopkins University, MS 2007
Trident University International, EdM 2010

Professor Dennis is an expert in legal research and writing, immigration law, intellectual property law and biotechnology. Dennis has written, published and presented articles in patent law, immigration law, multiculturalism, and legal writing skills and pedagogy. Her current research agenda involves exploring the intersection of immigration law policies and higher education.

Willajeanne McLean
Wellesley College, BA 1977
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, BS 1979
Fordham University School of Law, JD 1986
Free University of Brussels (ULB), LLM 1989

Professor McLean is an internationally recognized expert on the interface of intellectual property and European law. Before pursuing a career in the academy, McLean, a patent attorney, practiced at Darby and Darby, an intellectual property boutique, where she worked primarily in the field of trademark law. She joined the faculty of UConn School of Law in 1991, where she has taught Trademark Law, Torts, Law and Institutions of the European Union, and a seminar on intellectual property law in the EU. As a member of UConn School of Law faculty, McLlean has guest-lectured at the Free University of Berlin, University of Mannheim, University of Tilburg, and the Université  Paul Cézanne d'Aix-Marseille. She was a Fulbright Fellow at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, where she taught Comparative E.U. and U.S. Intellectual Property Law, and lectured at the Intellectual Property Law Institute of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.

Margaret Russell
Stanford University, JD 1984
Stanford University, JSM 1990
Princeton University, BA 1979

Professor Russell is a member of the law faculty at Santa Clara, where she teaches constitutional law and civil procedure. She is affiliated with the Center for Social Justice & Public Service, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and the Bannan Institute. She has participated in Santa Clara delegations to El Salvador and to the Western Conversations Jesuit Higher Education Conference. In 2015, she was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Law School. In 2014, she was awarded a Fulbright research scholarshp to work with women judges in Tanzania.

Russell is a graduate of Princeton University and Stanford Law School. Before entering teaching, she worked for the Honorable James E. Doyle of Madison, Wisconsin; the law firm of Public Advocates; and Stanford Law School. She is a co­founder of two nonprofit, the East Palo Alto Community Law Project and the Equal Justice Society. Her past and present board service includes the National American Civil Liberties Union, the American Constitution Society, the Princeton Alumni Corps, the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, the Oakland Museum of California, the Museum of the African Diaspora and the Tenpyozan Soto Zen Project.

Russell’s research focus is U.S. civil rights/civil liberties. Her publications include The First Amendment: Freedom of Assembly and Petition (editor, Prometheus Books) and a forthcoming book co-­authored with Professor Margaret Burnham about transitional justice and the U.S. experience, entitled Righting Historical Wrongs.

She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, the leading scholarly organization dedicated to clarifying, modernizing and improving the law. The heart of Professor Russell’s work aspirations is to contribute to social justice.