Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

July 01, 2004
Southwestern Welcomes Four New Full-time Faculty Members

Beginning in the 2004-05 academic year, Southwestern’s faculty will include four new full-time members who bring expertise in constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, and courtroom technology to the classroom. They include Professor Paul S. Horwitz and Visiting Professors Fred A. Galves, Leo M. Romero and Kenneth Williams.

Professor Paul S. Horwitz
Professor Horwitz, who joins Southwestern’s full-time faculty in Fall 2004 as an associate professor, is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law. He will teach Constitutional Law, a Constitutional Law Seminar and Legal Profession. At San Diego, his teaching responsibilities include Federal Courts and Legislation, in addition to Constitutional Law. During the Winter and Summer of 2003, he was a visitor at the University of Iowa College of Law where he taught Constitutional Law, Advanced Civil Procedure and Legal Research and Writing.

Professor Horwitz' selected publications include: "Free Speech As Risk Analysis: Heuristics, Biases and Institutions in the First Amendment," 76 TEMPLE LAW REVIEW 1 (2003); "Law’s Expression: The Promise and Perils of Judicial Opinion Writing in Canadian Constitutional Law," 38 OSGOODE HALL LAW JOURNAL 101 (2000); "Citizenship and Speech," 43 MCGILL LAW JOURNAL 445 (1998); "The Past, Tense: The History of Crisis – and the Crisis of History – in Constitutional Theory," 61 ALBANY LAW REVIEW 459 (1997); "Scientology in Court: A Comparative Analysis and Some Thoughts on Selected Issues in Law and Religion," 47 DePaul Law Review 85 (1997); and, "For Judges and Clerks, The Song Remains the Same: A Review of The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox, a Supreme Court Clerk’s Account of His 1936-37 Clerkship," WRIT (October 2002).

A graduate of McGill University (B.A., 1990, first class honors), Professor Horwitz earned an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (1991), a law degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (LL.B., 1995), and a graduate law degree from Columbia Law School (LL.M., 1997). During law school, he served as Co-Editor in Chief of the University of Toronto Faculty Law Review. He was also a member of the school’s moot court program and a participant on an interscholastic moot court team that won numerous awards. He received the Borden & Elliot Advocacy Award and the Dean’s Key Award for extraordinary contributions to extracurricular activities of an academic nature.

Following law school, Professor Horwitz served as law clerk for Judge Ed Carnes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (1998-99), was a litigation associate at Borden & Elliot (Toronto 1998) and a litigation associate at O’Melveny & Myers (Washington, D.C., 1999-2003). Prior to attending law school, Professor Horwitz worked as a journalist.

Visiting Professor Fred A. Galves
Professor Galves, a noted proponent of technology in the classroom and the use of computer generated exhibits in the courtroom, joins Southwestern in Summer and Fall 2004 to teach Computer-Assisted Litigation in the law school’s new Julian C. Dixon Courtroom and Advocacy Center. In the two-unit course, students will learn how to use pre-trial and trial litigation computer programs and software technology by organizing a document-intensive case and preparing key exhibits for trial presentation, including archiving information in the event of appeal. Professor Galves will team-teach the course with Adjunct Professor Timothy A. Piganelli, owner and CEO of Legal Technology Consulting, LLC.

Professor Galves is currently a member of the faculty at McGeorge School of Law of the University of the Pacific (since 1993). He has also 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 HARVARD JOURNAL OF LAW AND TECHNOLOGY 161 (2000) (also available online); "The Discriminatory Impact of Traditional Lending Criteria: An Economic and Moral Critique," 29 SETON HALL LAW REVIEW (1999); and "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 MINNESOTA LAW REVIEW 1323 (June 1996).

Professor Galves earned his B.A. degree from Colorado College in 1983 and his J.D. from Harvard University in 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 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).

In addition to teaching Computer-Assisted Litigation, Professor Galves will provide instruction in the use of technology in the Julian C. Dixon Courtroom and Advocacy Center.

Visiting Professor Leo M. Romero
Professor Romero will join Southwestern for the Spring Semester of the 2004-05 Academic Year to teach Constitutional Criminal Procedure and a Criminal Law Theory Seminar. He 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 the 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 LAW JOURNAL 165 (2003); "Resolving Land Use Disputes by Intimidation: SLAPP Suits in New Mexico," 32 NEW MEXICO LAW REVIEW 217 (2002) (with Frederick M. Rowe); "Hybrid Proposal: Combining Commission Nomination and Election Methods," GOVERNMENT, LAW & 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 NEW MEXICO LAW REVIEW 177 (2000).

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

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 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 trustee 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 A.B. degree at Oberlin College in 1965, his J.D. degree in 1968 from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, and an LL.M. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 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.

Visiting Professor Kenneth Williams
Professor Williams, currently an Associate Professor of Law at Gonzaga University School of Law (since 2002), will teach Criminal Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Immigration, and a Criminal Law Theory Seminar on the Death Penalty during the Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 Semesters. At Gonzaga, he is a member of the Teaching Excellence Committee and its Promotion, Retention & Tenure Committee, as well as the law faculty representative to the University Faculty Senate.

From 1989 to 2002, Professor Williams was a member of the faculty at Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law and served as that school's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1996-98. He was also a member of several faculty committees and the author of a grant proposal to the United States Department of Education that 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 of 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 VIRGINIA JOURNAL OF SOCIAL POLICY & LAW 317 (2003); "The Death Penalty: Can It Be Fixed?" 51 CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 1177 (2002); "The Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act: What’s Wrong With It and How to Fix It," 33 CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW 919 (2001); "Deregulation of the Death Penalty," 40 SANTA CLARA LAW REVIEW 677 (2000); and "Do We Really Need the Federal Rules of Evidence?" 75 NORTH DAKOTA LAW REVIEW 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 B.A. degree at the University of San Francisco in 1983 and his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in1986. 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.