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    08.26.11 Five New Members Join the BLS Faculty
    Christopher Beauchamp

    Prof. Christopher Beauchamp

    This fall, Brooklyn Law School welcomed five outstanding new members to the faculty. The group includes one tenure-track professor, Christopher Beauchamp; two legal-writing instructors, Cameron Arnold and Tara Urs; and two new members of the Visiting Assistant Professor Program, Sarah Light and Allan Trammell. “I am delighted that we have recruited such a talented group of professors with an interesting range of professional experience, a passion for the law, and a strong commitment to teaching. Their presence will enrich the BLS community,” said Interim Dean Michael Gerber.

    Christopher Beauchamp
    Christopher Beauchamp joined Brooklyn Law School from the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his LL.M. and was a Lecturer in Law. While there he also served as a Sharswood Fellow in Law and History. Prior to teaching, he was a Microsoft/LAPA Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs at Princeton University and a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law. At Cambridge University, he earned his Ph.D. in History, his M.Phil. in Economic and Social History, and his B.A. in History. He is the author of several books and articles focusing on technology, telecommunications, and history. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including, among others, the Cromwell Dissertation Prize, American Society for Legal History; Yorke Prize, Cambridge University Faculty of Law; Ellen McArthur Prize for Economic History, Cambridge University; Levinson Prize, Society for the History of Technology; Bateman Scholar, University of Cambridge; and Cromwell Fellowship, American Society for Legal History. Beauchamp will be teaching courses in legal history and intellectual property law.

    Cameron Arnold
    Prof. Cameron Arnold

    Cameron Arnold
    Instructor of Legal Writing

    Cameron Arnold joined the legal writing faculty from Arnold & Porter LLP, where he worked as an associate in the litigation department for five years. His areas of practice included complex civil litigation, criminal and civil appeals, products liability, consumer fraud, environmental law, and commercial and white-collar litigation. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, he clerked for the Senior Judges of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Arnold graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif from American University Washington College of Law, where he was a Dean’s Fellow in the Legal Rhetoric Program, a member of the American University Law Review, and a recipient of the Gillet-Mussey Fellowship. He received his B.A. and M.A. from San Francisco State University.

    Tara Urs
    Prof. Tara Urs

    Tara Urs
    Instructor of Legal Writing

    Tara Urs joined the faculty from the Brooklyn Family Defense Project in New York City, where she was a staff attorney for the past two years. In this capacity she represented indigent clients and parents accused of child abuse and/or neglect. She previously served for two years as law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Deborah A. Batts of the Southern District of New York. Following law school, she was a Resident Fellow for the Open Society Justice Initiative in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and conducted field research to inform programs for outreach during the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. She is conversational in the Khmer language, and has published articles on Cambodian human-rights issues. She received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law.

    Sarah Light
    Prof. Sarah Light

    Sarah Light
    Visiting Assistant Professor

    Sarah Light joins the faculty after serving in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York for the past ten years. Since 2007, she served as Chief of the Environmental Protection Unit, supervising all civil environmental cases, both affirmative and defensive, handled by AUSAs under a variety of federal acts such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act. She received awards from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice. She has taught Environmental Law and Policy at the Columbia University Earth Institute, and Legal Writing at Fordham University School of Law. Her research interests focus on local efforts to increase environmental standards, as well as on civil procedure and federal jurisdiction. She received her A.B. from Harvard University, her M.Phil. in politics from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and her J.D. from Yale Law School. She is teaching courses this year in legislation and statutory interpretation and environmental alternative dispute resolution.

    Alan Trammell
    Prof. Alan Trammell

    Alan Trammell
    Visiting Assistant Professor

    Alan Trammell joined the Law School after practicing for three years at Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel in Washington, D.C. Prior to practicing, he clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Judge Theodor Meron of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. His work in progress, "Federalism and Jurisdictional Sequencing," advances a theory to reconcile the Supreme Court’s jurisdictional sequencing cases. He received his B.A. from Wake Forest University, his M.Sc. in comparative politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, his M.St. in modern languages from the University of Oxford, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. This year, Trammell will be teaching Civil Procedure.

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