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Allison DussiasAllison Dussias
(617) 422 7266

Professor Dussias teaches American Indian Law, Business Organizations, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, and Property. She is the author of articles on American Indian law, on topics including religious freedom, property rights, and tribal sovereignty. Before joining the New England Law faculty in 1991, she was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, where her principal practice areas were corporate and securities law.

Wilton B. Hyman — Co-director of the Tax Institute
(617) 422 7244

Professor Wilton B. Hyman teaches Business Organizations, Business Transactions, Personal Income Taxation, and Taxation of Business Entities. He previously had a sole practice in North Carolina providing consulting and legal advice to small business and nonprofit organizations. He was a visiting faculty member at New England Law in 1994-95 and an assistant professor at the law school from 1995 to 1998. He has also taught at North Carolina Central University School of Law. He is the author of articles on tax issues and the black business community.

Professor Peter KarolPeter J. Karol
(617) 422 7327

Professor Karol joined the full-time New England Law | Boston faculty in 2012 after spending three years as a member of the adjunct faculty; he teaches Copyright, Property, and Trademarks and Unfair Competition.  As partner in the IP litigation, trademark, and copyright practice groups of Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP, Boston, he represented companies in complex litigation and appellate matters, including intellectual property litigation and appeals, and trademark disputes.  He also managed global trademark portfolios, with a focus on higher education, wine and distilled spirits, sports equipment, clean energy, and finance.

Eric A. Lustig — Director of the Center and Co-director of the Tax Institute
(617) 457 3015

After working in Washington, D.C., as an attorney-adviser to the Hon. Lawrence A. Wright of the U.S. Tax Court and as an associate at Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin, Professor Lustig joined the New England Law faculty in 1993. He previously was a visiting assistant professor in the University of Florida College of Law's Graduate Tax Program. A practicing certified public accountant before attending law school, he teaches Business Organizations, Business Planning, Personal Income Taxation, and Taxation of Business Entities. He is the author of several articles on tax policy issues.

Gary L. Monserud — Director of the Commercial Law Institute
(617) 422 7256

Professor Monserud teaches Contracts, UCC: Sales, UCC: Secured Transactions, and a seminar, Education and the Law. He has written extensively on current issues in sales law, the law of suretyship, and the law pertaining to special education. A former law clerk to the Hon. Andrew W. Bogue of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, he practiced in the area of commercial litigation in Rapid City, South Dakota, before joining the New England Law faculty in 1987. He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Bucharest School of Law in Romania and at Vermont Law School.

Kent D. Schenkel — Co-director of the Tax Institute
(617) 422 7393

Professor Schenkel teaches Estate Planning; Personal Income Tax; and Wills, Estates, and Trusts. Before joining the New England Law faculty in 2006, he was a sole practitioner in North Carolina, providing legal and tax planning services with a specialty in estate planning and administration. Before that, he practiced in Florida. He also served as an assistant professor of business law at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, teaching Legal Environment of Business; Commercial Law; Federal Taxation of Gifts, Estates, and Trusts; and Law and Society. He has published articles on business law and estates and trusts law.

J. Russell Versteeg — Director of the Intellectual Property Institute
(617) 422 7264

Professor VerSteeg teaches Copyright Law, Sports Law, Trademarks and Unfair Competition, Law in the Ancient World, and UCC: Sales. His areas of interest include intellectual property and legal history. He is the author of Law in the Ancient World (2002), Law in Ancient Egypt (2002), Early Mesopotamian Law (2001), and Essential Latin for Lawyers (1990). He has written more than 20 articles, half of which relate to copyright issues. Before joining the New England Law faculty in 1991, he was a visiting professor at Western New England College School of Law, where he directed The Lawyering Process Program. Previously, he was an associate at the Hartford, Connecticut, firm of Shipman & Goodwin.