Faculty

Professor Ethel Badawi, JD
Ethel Badawi, JD

Teaching: American Jurisprudence; Advanced Legal Writing; Practicum
 
The George Washington University, JD with honors

Wellesley College, Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in Economics and Spanish
Professor Badawi is an Associate Professor of Paralegal Studies and the Associate Director of the George Washington University Law School Career Center. Professor Badawi specializes in legal careers in intellectual property, government contracts, national security, and energy and environmental law.
 
Prior to that she was an attorney with Barnes & Thornburg specializing in commercial restructuring, refinancing, and representation of creditors in commercial bankruptcy. Before that she worked at the Indiana Perinatal Network and the Superior Court for the District of Columbia.
 
Professor Badawi is also a food blogger who lives in Tunisia.
   
Professor Russell Clark, JD
Russell Clark, JD


Teaching: Business Ethics
 
S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, JD
The George Washington University, Master of Public Administration
Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Political Science 
Professor Clark is legal counsel in the finance services division of Verizon. His legal and other professional experience is in business transactions, contracts, technology transfer and financial services and institution matters. He has been involved in legislative lobbying and regulatory advocacy at the federal and state levels. He has served as senior policy advisor, a political appointment, at a federal financial institution regulatory agency; worked for the United States Senate; served as the president and CEO of a financial institution trade association; led two subsidiary companies; served on various corporate board; served as corporate counsel to financial services company; and served as the campaign manager for a member of Congress.
 
Professor Clark is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and Utah and is admitted to practice in United States Tax Court and various federal and state courts.
 
He is fluent in French.
   
Professor June Cohan, JD
June Cohan, JD


Teaching: Intellectual Property
 
Georgetown University Law Center, JD cum laude
University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts, Biology

Professor Cohan is a legal advisor at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where she counsels the Deputy Commission for Patent Examination Policy, develops policy, conducts outreach to the public, and trains patent examiners.

A prolific author and presenter, she has published legal, scientific, engineering and technical documents, including books articles, opinions, patent applications, and briefs before the USPTO, the US District Courts, the US International Trade Commission, and several US Courts of Appeals and presents several times a year around the nation.

   
Professor Donald R. Cravins, JR., JD
Donald R. Cravins, Jr., JD


Teaching: Independent Research
 
Southern University Law Center, JD
Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Professor Cravins is the National Urban League’s Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of the Washington Bureau, where he develops the National Urban League’s policy, research, and advocacy agenda. Prior to this he was a representative and senator for the state of Louisiana and Chief of Staff for United States Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA). Prior to that he was the staff director and chief counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship and was a Louisiana state senator and a Louisiana state representative. Prior to that, he practiced with Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards LLC, of Lafayette, Louisiana and McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
 
Professor Cravins also serves as a Judge Advocate in the Louisiana Army National Guard assigned to the 225th Engineering Brigade and was a member of the Southern University Law Review and the national moot court team.
   
Professor Tara Kim Eberhart, Registered Paralegal
Tara Kim Eberhart, RP

Teaching: 
Litigation
 
Marymount University, Master of Arts in Legal Administration
Paralegal Institute, Paralegal Certificate

University of Mary Washington, Bachelor of Arts in American Studies 
Tara Kim Eberhart is the Director of Paralegal Services at Dentons US, the largest law firm in the world, where she develops, implements, and aligns the firm wide mission of the paralegal program with the firm's overall strategic objectives.
 
Prior to that, she was firm-wide paralegal manager at McKenna Long & Aldridge, and a Senior Paralegal specializing in Intellectual Property litigation at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. 
 
Professor Eberhart is past president of the National Capital Area Paralegal Association, a member of the advisory boards of NCAPA and The George Washington University, and an active member of the Co-Chair of the Washington chapter of the International Practice Management Association.
   
Professor Evan Franke, JD
Evan Franke, JD

Teaching: 
Administrative Law
 
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, JD
University of Chicago, Master of Arts in Anthropology
University of California, Davis, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology 
Professor Franke serves as the chief of the Litigation and National Security Coordination Division in the Office of the Chief Counsel for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. He also serves as a board member for the Board for Correction of Military Records for the United States Coast Guard.
 
Professor Franke began his career as an attorney through the Attorney General's Honors Program in August 1998 and was assigned to work as a trial attorney for the Immigration and Naturalization Service in San Francisco, California. He served on the INS General Counsel's Homeland Security Transition Team at INS Headquarters in Washington DC and worked as a trial attorney for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Francisco.
 
Prior to studying the law, Professor Franke conducted archaeological fieldwork in Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina.
   
Professor Patricia Manso, JD Patricia Manso, JD, PhD
Teaching: International Law; Contracts


University of Vienna, Doctor of Philosophy, Comparative Law with honors

UC Hastings College of Law, JD

University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts
   
Professor Toni Marsh, JD
Toni Marsh, JD

Teaching: American Jurisprudence; Contracts; Legal Research and Writing; Practicum
 
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, JD

Cleveland State University, Bachelor of Arts in English
Professor Marsh is the founding director of The George Washington University paralegal studies master's degree and graduate certificate programs and an associate professor of American jurisprudence and legal writing.
 
Professor Marsh has worked extensively in Tanzania, where she designed the first formal paralegal education program in that nation at the University of Bagamoyo, where she serves as visiting professor. The paralegal curriculum she designed in use throughout the mainland.
 
Prior to joining GW, Professor Marsh designed and directed the paralegal studies program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and taught paralegal studies at Georgetown University.
 
Professor Marsh practiced criminal and juvenile law and is the author of Juvenile Law.
   
Professor John McHugh, JD
John McHugh, JD

Teaching: Government Contracts
 
Cleveland State University, Bachelor of Arts

Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, JD

John McHugh is Associate Counsel at the Office of the General Counsel, Department of the Navy, where he focuses exclusively on the practice of government contracts law.

Professor McHugh practices before the Government Accountability Office, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; responded to agency-level bid protests filed with government contracting officers; settled complex contract disputes and has assisted the Department of Justice in prosecutions and civil suits involving government contracts fraud. Professor McHugh regularly advises on the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the various agency FAR supplements.

An attributed editor of several scholarly works focusing on the requirements of the Federal Acquisition System, Professor McHugh provides training and expert advice on complex government contracting issues.

He is a former enlisted U.S. Marine, a member of the Department of the Navy’s Office of the General Counsel; Chairman of the Defense FAR Supplement Committee on Suspension, Debarment, and Business Ethics; a member of the Department of Defense’s Procurement Fraud Working Group; and active in the American Bar Association's Public Contracts Law Section's Committee on Suspension and Debarment.

   
Professor Diane Morgan, CP, NCCP
Diane Morgan, CP, NCCP

Teaching: Litigation
 
The George Washington University, Master of Professional Studies in Paralegal Studies

University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Master in Liberal Studies with a Certificate in Conflict Management and Resolution

University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Bachelors of Arts in American History

Cape Fear Community College, Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Technology
Professor Morgan is a senior paralegal in the New Hanover County Attorney’s Office and has worked in local government for over twenty-one years. She has had the opportunity during these many years of public service to work in diverse areas of law, to include contracts, litigation, legal research, real property, and tax.
 
A member of the GW Master of Professional Studies inaugural class, Professor Morgan is a charter member of the national paralegal honor society Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX).
   
Professor Roger Pao, JD Roger Pao, JD

Teaching: American Jurisprudence; Intellectual Property

Harvard Law School, JD

Duke University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History
Professor Pao’s teaching experiences include serving as an online instructor for Master of Science in Business and Ethics Compliance courses at the New England College of Business and Finance, an instructor of Legal Research and Writing at Colorado Technical University Online, a teaching assistant at Harvard Law School, an assistant supervisor for a legal clinical at Harvard Law School and an ESL basic skills tutor for Wake Tech Community College.
   
Professor Lawrence Ross, JD
Lawrence Ross, JD, MLIS

Teaching: Legal Research and Writing
 
American University, Washington College of Law, JD
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Master of Science in Library and Information Science
Brown University, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy 
Lawrence Ross is the head of Instructional and Media Services at The George Washington University Law School Jacob Burns Law Library and an associate professor of advanced legal research at The George Washington University Law School.

Prior to that, he was a librarian at the Environmental Law Institute, a library technician for the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System, and a library associate specialist at Brown University. He is the author of "Urbana-Champaign on the Potomac: The University of Illinois' LEEP Program", in Law Library Lights, vol. 44(5) and "Internet Selection Software and the Acquisition/Removal Distinction", in Journal of Information Ethics, vol. 9(2).

Professor Ross is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Law Librarians' Association of Washington, DC.
   
Professor Ciarra Toomey, JD
Ciarra Toomey, JD

Teaching: 
International Law
 
Syracuse University College of Law, JD, cum laude
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Master of Arts in International Relations

Kings College, Department of War Studies, London, England

Maastricht University, Institute for European Studies of Macau, Intellectual Property Law School, Macau, China

Syracuse University in Strasbourg, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution in Europe, Strasbourg, France

Binghamton University, State University of New York, Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Philosophy, Politics and Law with a minor in International Relations 
Professor Toomey is an attorney with the United States Department of Agriculture, Office of the General Counsel, Trade Practices, in Washington, DC. Prior to her service with the department, she was a legal trainee at Lovells, Intellectual Property Department, Hong Kong, China, a legal extern with the New York State Office of the Attorney General, and a legal intern with Abraham, Lerner and Arnold, LLP, in New York City.
 
She is fluent in Spanish and French and conversant in Portuguese.
   
Professor Tim Werner, JD
Tim Werner, JD

Teaching: Independent Research
 
The John Marshall Law School, LLM (expected in 2018)
Harvard University, Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies
University of Minnesota, JD
Amherst College, Bachelor of Arts in History

Professor Werner is an e-discovery attorney in Washington DC working mainly on antitrust cases related to mergers and acquisitions, price-fixing, and marketing practices in such diverse industries as airlines, derivatives, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and vaccines, and semiconductors.

He is a member of the Maine, Massachusetts, Virginia, and District of Columbia bars and is currently developing a solo practice with a focus on estate planning. He previously worked as an editor and project manager at Search for Common Ground in Washington DC, an NGO that operates programs in the field of international conflict management. Prior to college, Professor Werner served in the U.S. Air Force.