Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

April 30, 2004
Visiting Professors Galves, Romero, Williams Appointed

Southwestern is pleased to announce that Professor Fred A. Galves will join Southwestern as a Visiting Professor for Summer 2004 and Fall 2004.

Professor Galves is currently a member of the faculty at McGeorge School of Law of the University of the Pacific (since 1993). Professor Galves has been a Visiting Professor at Fordham University School of Law (1997-98) and at the University of California at Davis, King Hall School of Law (1996-97). Prior to entering law teaching, Professor Galves was a Visiting Professor in Political Science at Colorado College (1987-93) and a Teaching Fellow at Harvard College (1985-86).

Professor Galves' publications include: "Where the Not So Wild Things Are: Computers in the Courtroom, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the Need for Institutional Reform and More Judicial Acceptance," 13 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 161 (2000) (this article is also available online); "The Discriminatory Impact of Traditional Lending Criteria: An Economic and Moral Critique," 29 Seton Hall L. Rev. (1999); "Might Does Not Make Right: Reforming the Federal Government’s D’Oench Duhme and 12 U.S.C. § 1823(e) Superpowers in Failed Bank Litigation," 80 Minn. L. Rev. 1323 (June 1996).

Professor Galves earned his bachelor’s degree from Colorado College (B.A., 1983) and his law degree at Harvard University (J.D., 1986), where he was a Ferguson Human Rights Fellow. Following law school, he was law clerk for Judge John L. Kane, Jr., of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado (1986-87) and was a litigation associate at Holland & Hart (Denver) (1987-93). He has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Colorado College (1996-2002).

At Southwestern, Professor Galves will provide instruction in the use of technology in the Julian C. Dixon Memorial Courtroom and Advocacy Center as well as teaching in the area of Computer-Assisted Litigation.

In addition, Professor Leo M. Romero will be joining Southwestern as Visiting Professor for the Spring Semester of the 2004-05 academic year. Professor Romero is currently the Keleher & McLeod Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Following two years of law teaching at Dickinson School of Law (1970-72), Professor Romero joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico School of Law and served as dean from 1991-97. He has been a Visiting Professor at University of California – Hastings College of the Law (Spring 2003); Visiting Professor, Roger Williams University School of Law (1997-98); Visiting Edward F. Howrey Professor, George Washington University Law Center (1987-88); Visiting Professor, University of Oregon School of Law (1976-77); Visiting Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, School of Law (Summer 1975); and Visiting Professor, Universidad del Salvador and Universidad Argentina J.F. Kennedy (Fall 1979).

Professor Romero has written extensively. Selected publications include: "Hispanics and the Criminal Justice System" in Hispanics in the United States, A New Social Agenda (Transaction Books, 1985) (with Luis Stelzner); "Procedures for Investigating and Prosecuting White Collar Crime," 11 U.S. – Mexico L. J. 165 (2003); "Resolving Land Use Disputes by Intimidation: SLAPP Suits in New Mexico,"32 N. M. L. Rev. 217 (2002) (with Frederick M. Rowe); "Hybrid Proposal: Combining Commission Nomination and Election Methods," Government, Law and Policy Journal (Vol. 3, No. 2, p.9, Fall 2001) published by Albany Law School; and "Judicial Selection in New Mexico: A Hybrid of Commission Nomination and Partisan Election," 30 N. M. L. Rev. 177 (2000).

At New Mexico, Professor Romero has been named as a University Regent’s Professor and has also received a University-wide Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. As dean, Professor Romero established the U.S. – Mexico Law Institute and the Summer Law Program at the Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico, which Southwestern and Texas Tech co-sponsor with New Mexico.

Professor Romero is currently President of Order of the Coif and has served on its Board of Trustees since 2000. He served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) (1997-99) and served on many LSAC Committees prior to his election as Chair. He has been active in the American Bar Association Accreditation site evaluation process; was a member of the Association of American Law Schools Executive Committee (1981-84); was a member of the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) (since 1994). He is very active in the New Mexico Bar Association, is a member of Washington University School of Law’s National Council (since 1989), and served on the Board of Trustees of Oberlin College (1994-2000).

Professor Romero earned his bachelor’s degree at Oberlin College (A.B., 1965) and his law degree at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (J.D., 1968), and a graduate law degree at Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M, 1972). In law school he served as Editor-in-Chief of what is now the Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law. At Georgetown he was a Prettyman Fellow in that two-year graduate program in Criminal Law and Litigation. He has also practiced criminal law in Washington, D.C.

At Southwestern, Professor Romero will teach Criminal Procedure and a Criminal Law Seminar.

Finally, Professor Kenneth Williams will be joining Southwestern as a Visiting Professor for the 2004-05 Academic Year.

Professor Williams is currently an Associate Professor of Law at Gonzaga University School of Law (since 2002). He is a member of that school’s Teaching Excellence Committee and its Promotion, Retention & Tenure Committee as well as the law faculty representative to the University Faculty Senate. Professor Williams was a member of the faculty at Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law (1989-2002), and also served as that school's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1996-98). He was a member of a number of faculty committees and was the author of a grant proposal to the United States Department of Education which resulted in a $300,000 start up grant to establish a Homeless Advocacy Law Clinic. Professor Williams has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Oklahoma Law Center (1992-93) and the University if Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law (1995-96). He has also taught during the summer at the University of Tulsa College of Law (1993), Chicago-Kent College of Law (1995) and Seattle University School of Law (2003).

Professor Williams' selected publications include: "Should Judges Who Oppose Capital Punishment Resign? A Reply to Justice Scalia," 10 Va. J. Soc. Pol’y & L. 317 (2003); "The Death Penalty: Can It Be Fixed?"51 Cath. U. L. Rev. 1177 (2002); "The Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act: What’s Wrong With It and How to Fix It," 33 Conn. L. Rev. 919 (2001); "Deregulation of the Death Penalty," 40 Santa Clara L. Rev. 677 (2000); and "Do We Really Need the Federal Rules of Evidence?" 75 N. Dak. L. Rev. 1 (1998).

Professor Williams is a member of the Death Penalty Litigation Committee of the State Bar of Texas and is habeas counsel for a number of Texas death row inmates. He has been a presenter on criminal law, death penalty and racial profiling issues.

Professor Williams earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of San Francisco (B.A., 1983) and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1986). Following law school, Professor Williams was an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board (1986-87) and New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation (1987-89) before entering law school teaching.

At Southwestern, Professor Williams will teach Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Immigration Law and a Criminal Law Seminar on the Death Penalty.