Professor Stafford's research is in the Law and Literature field. She is also interested in developing students' research and writing skills in practice areas governed by federal regulations, and in advanced appellate advocacy.
legal research and writing, law and literature, housing law, regulatory law
BCOR 2301 - Business Law
Provides an introduction to the U.S. legal system including its various sources of law and their interplay. Additionally, the court system, both its structure and process, is explored. Finally, contract law and its role in business is examined in detail. Credit not granted for this course and BCOR 3000, BCOR 2003
LAWS 6223 - Research and Writing in the Regulatory State
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Focus on developing in students the research, writing and analytical skills necessary to operate within any highly regulated field. Students will work broadly on research and writing skills required in a regulatory practice and narrowly on how that applies to particular areas of expertise, to gain an understanding of a particular area of the law.
LAWS 8458 - Seminar: Law and Literature
Focuses on the question of what literature can teach lawyers through a variety of literary works and films. Covers traditional works by Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Camus, Kafka and Melville, as well as more contemporary works by Toni Morrison and Norman Mailer. Several short reflection papers, a journal and a final paper will be required.