Law School Welcomes Four New Faculty Members
Posted on August 26, 2014
The University of Arkansas School of Law welcomes four new tenured and tenure-track faculty members to campus this fall.
“Our new faculty bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the School of Law,” said Stacy Leeds, dean of the law school. “Their arrival allows us to expand our curricular offerings, provide greater outreach to our state and increase the breadth of subject areas in our research and publications. I’m thrilled to welcome them.”
Stephen Clowney joins the School of Law as an associate professor with tenure. Clowney most recently taught at the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he held the Frost Brown & Todd endowed chair. He has also taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Oklahoma City University. Prior to entering academia, he clerked for the Hon. Ruggero Aldisert of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and worked as a legal consultant in Hawaii. Clowney’s research interests include handwritten wills, the history of urban spaces and the role of violence in property systems. He edits the PropertyProf legal blog. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Yale University and a B.A. from Princeton University.
Tiffany Murphy is a tenure-track assistant professor. Murphy most recently taught at Oklahoma City University School of Law as a clinical professor and the director of the Oklahoma Innocence Project. She also was a clinical professor and legal director of the Midwestern Innocence Project at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Prior to that, she practiced at the Federal Defender’s Office Capital Habeas Units in Philadelphia and Las Vegas. Murphy’s research interests focus on the problems in protecting federal constitutional rights and actual innocence while pursuing post-conviction remedies. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Sara Gosman is a tenure-track assistant professor. Gosman was a lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School. She has practiced environmental law at the National Wildlife Federation and the Michigan Department of Attorney General. Prior to practice, she was a judicial clerk for the Hon. Chief Judge Marilyn Hall Patel in the Northern District of California and a Luce Scholar in Vietnam. Her research explores risk and uncertainty in the areas of environmental and energy law. She holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a B.A. from Princeton University.
Will Foster is a tenure-track assistant professor. Foster teaches business, transactional law and tax courses. Before returning to the University of Arkansas, he was a professor at Washburn University. His scholarship has addressed creditor priorities, partisanship in the tax code and the tax impact of interest in litigation awards. Prior to joining the Washburn faculty, he practiced law at Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP, where he analyzed and structured mergers and acquisitions and represented clients in a wide variety of tax matters. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law, a Master of Laws in taxation from New York University Law School and a B.S. from the University of Central Arkansas.