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More Information- September 2007

“The Details and Acknowledgements”

Welcome New Faculty

Crichton, Sha-Shana N. L., Legal Writing Instructor

  • Professor Sha-Shana N.L. Crichton is a 1999 cum laude graduate of Howard University School of Law and served as Managing Editor on the Howard Law Journal. Upon graduation from Howard School of Law, she was a litigation associate at Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells LLP in Washington, D.C. where she represented commercial clients involved in a range of international and domestic issues. She also engaged in some pro bono work representing plaintiffs in child custody cases and defending tenants in landlord tenant cases.
  • In 2002, Professor Crichton established Crichton & Associates, Inc. in Takoma Park, MD which is a literary agency to represent writers of fiction and nonfiction works. As President of Crichton & Associates, Inc, she helped these writers to find publishers and licensing subsidiary rights, and to negotiate publishing and licensing agreements. She also worked as a Senior Associate with Eren Law in Washington D.C. on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and supported research for general commercial litigation. Professor Crichton is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, New York and New Jersey.
  • She joins the law faculty as a Legal Writing Instructor and she will teach a section of LRRW I and LWII.

Thomas, Alice Martin, Associate Professor of Law

  • Professor Alice Martin Thomas joined the Howard Law faculty after visiting at Howard (2006-07) from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. At UDC she taught Federal Individual Income Taxation, Nonprofit/Tax-Exempt Organizations and Contracts. She is a graduate of Howard University’s JD/MBA program. Professor Thomas received her Juris Doctor cum laude and was Editor-in-Chief of the Howard Law Journal.
  • Professor Thomas was engaged in private practice for approximately 7 years where she specialized in tax, commercial transactions, nonprofit law and employment discrimination. She has been a full time member of the law faculty at UDC since 1996. She is a prolific scholar publishing on commercial law and tax, among other topics. She is a member of the District of Columbia, Illinois and United States Supreme Court bars.
  • Professor Thomas will teach Sales and Secured Transactions in the fall 2007 term.

Martin, Jena T., Legal Writing Instructor

  • Professor Jena T. Martin is a 1997 cum laude graduate of Howard University School of Law where she was a member of the Howard Law Journal. She recently received her LLM (International Law) from the University of Texas School of Law where she was a member of the Texas International Law Journal.
  • Immediately following her graduation from Howard School of Law, Professor Martin was an associate with the law firm of Ross, Dixon & Bell where she was engaged in general litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. She joined the United States Securities & Exchange Commission in 2000 as a Senior Counsel. As Senior Counsel she investigated violations of the federal securities laws including a significant lawsuit involving the former officers and directors of the Sunbeam Corporation. Most recently, she was a legal analyst for Bloomberg, L.P. where she performed surveillance on corporate governance and securities issues as well as prepared reports on securities issues for Bloomberg’s Law Reports. She is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland bars.
  • Professor Martin joins the law faculty as a Legal Writing Instructor and will be responsible for teaching a section of LRRW I and LWII.

The dates of the 2007 fall colloquies are listed below. Each colloquy will take place in the President’s Suite at either noon or 3:30 p.m. An email notice will be sent to the faculty prior to a scheduled colloquy with the name of the presenter, topic and time for the colloquy.

  • Thursday, September 13 [Filled]
  • Thursday, September 27
  • Thursday, October 11
  • Thursday, October 25 [Filled]
  • Thursday, November 8 [Filled]
  • Thursday, November 15 [Filled]

There are still openings for the fall colloquies. If you want to present a paper or topic, please contact Associate Dean Dark or a member of the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Faculty Colloquy (Professor Francois and Professor Taslitz).