Faculty Activity and Publications

Professor Celeste Hammond


Her article, “YES, WE CarNegie! – Integrating Doctrine and Skills in First-Year Course: A Transactional Attorney’s Perspective,” is published in Vo. 17 Legal Writing: the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 409 (2011). The piece describes Hammond’s teaching that reflects the goals of the Carnegie Foundation Report on Legal Education recommending  teaching  law in the context of practice.  It discusses how and why Hammond incorporates transactional learning, even in a basic Property course.  This approach supports The John Marshall Law School’s initiatives in Transactional Legal Education.

Hammond acknowledges the roles of her teaching assistants from the fall 2010 Property class who supported her experiment: Lauren Anderson, Candice Baumgartner, Tyler Kobylski, Niko Maniakouras, Richard Meade, Ahmed Motiwala, Roenan Patt, and Joy Robinson.   Gerre Ann Harte ( JD ’11) provided research assistance.

Her article in ABA Preview of United Supreme Court Cases focuses on First American Financial Corp. v Edwards, a case pending before the United States Supreme Court , that presents the question of Article III standing under  the federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) which covers most residential transactions.   Hammond appreciates the assistance of Tom Keefe, of the Louis L. Biro Law Library, who helped her with this piece.

Hammond’s article on subprime mortgages, civil law notaries and global investment has been accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of the Hofstra Journal of International Business and Law.

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