Professor Barbara Brunner worked as an associate attorney at Barley Snyder in Reading, PA, specializing in business law, trusts and estates, education law, municipal law and immigration law before joining Penn State Law. Prior to embarking on a career in law, Professor Brunner had a substantial academic career. She holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Spanish and romance languages, and she was a professor of Spanish language and literature, and chair of the Spanish department at Dickinson College.
Professor Nicole Chong is an active member of the Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors. Before joining the faculty, she was an associate with Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling in Philadelphia. Most of her work was focused in the area of commercial litigation. Professor Chong was involved in a variety of matters, including representing a major international telecommunications carrier in collection matters, a local manufacturer and retailer of fashion accessories in patent infringement litigation, as well as local and national companies in contract and tort litigation. She also was a member of Klett Rooney’s Appellate Practice Section.
|William F. Fox
William Fox is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Penn State Law. His career as a law teacher, scholar, and legal practitioner spans more than thirty-five years. He began teaching law in 1973 at Boston University Law School, continued at Indiana University, and was a tenured professor on the faculty of the Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Professor Fox served as associate dean for academic affairs at Columbus School of Law and as dean from 2003-2005. He is the author of numerous articles and books on international business transactions and commercial agreements, energy law, veterans affairs, and constitutional law. He is a versatile and accomplished teacher of international business transactions, administrative law, energy law, civil and criminal procedure and criminal law.
|Su Jin Hong
Su Jin Hong teaches Legal Research and Writing in the LL.M. program and gives lectures on international business transactions and law school success. She graduated from Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea and obtained her J.D. degree from The Penn State Dickinson School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in New York. Prior to joining Penn State Law, Su Jin interned with the law firms Yoon & Yang LLC and Baak Jang & Park in South Korea, researching and contract drafting related to cross border commercial transactions.
Professor Anna Sewell teaches Legal Research and Writing in the LL.M. program. Prior to joining Penn State Law, she was a clerk to The Hon. Thomas Kistler in the Centre County Court of Common Pleas, where she researched and wrote opinions in civil, criminal, and family law cases. In addition to teaching at the Law School, she has taught Environmental Law to undergraduate students at Penn State.
As an expert in applied linguistics, Rebecca Zoshak joins the faculty to support the Legal English Immersion portion of the program. As a Ph.D. candidate at Penn State University who earned her Master's Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language, she is committed to working with international students to improve context-dependent language skills. Ms. Zoshak has been contributing to the LL.M. program at Penn State Law since 2012. Ms. Zoshak and her colleague from applied linguistics, Ms. Lindsey Kurtz, will provide group and individual support for students as they hone their legal English writing, reading, and speaking skills.