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What was your previous position and where?I served on the faculty at the University of Alabama. I also had the opportunity to serve as a visiting faculty member at the University of Miami. Prior to taking a full-time academic position, I was working for a large law firm doing work in the areas of business transactions and commercial litigation.
What do you hope to accomplish at LSU?We are in the process of finalizing the JD/MS in finance program. This is a unique program that allows a student to earn both a law degree and a master's in finance within a three-year period. I would like to see this program grow to full fruition within the next year.
What do you enjoy most about LSU?LSU has such wonderful diversity. I enjoy meeting people from different backgrounds and with different interests. For me, this provides a very enriching experience that is not easily replicated.
What are your major accomplishments?I am proud of my book in the area of intellectual property. This work took a long time to assemble, but has provided me with many wonderful opportunities. Most recently, I was in California re-enginering the intellectual property practice of one of the largest agricultural businesses in the world. This would not have materialized if it were not for the strides made in this area. Of course, I had a lot of support along the way.