2015 Faculty

Exceptional Learning in Exceptional Times

Experienced Faculty

The London Summer School faculty bring real-life, international experience to the classroom. The professors teach at some of the most widely respected law schools: California Western School of Law, New England Law | Boston and William Mitchell College of Law. Experienced teachers from the University of Law will join professors from U.S. law schools in every course.

Doing Deals and Resolving Disputes Across the Atlantic: International Negotiations and Dispute Resolution


Professor Jim Hilbert

Jim Hilbert

Professor Jim Hilbert

Professor Jim Hilbert is the executive director of the Center for Negotiation and Justice at William Mitchell College of Law and vice president of professional services for Alignor, an international negotiation firm with offices in the United States and India. He is an experienced attorney, negotiator, public speaker, and instructor as well as an expert in business and legal negotiations. He has personally negotiated the resolution of numerous lawsuits, disputes, and complex, high stakes business deals.  Professor Hilbert has led and developed negotiation and conflict resolution workshops for business executives, lawyers, and government officials around the world. He graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

California western school of LAW

Professor Andrea L. Johnson

Professor Andrea L. Johnson

Professor Andrea L. Johnson

Professor Johnson is an expert in business and transactional practice.  She’s been a successful entrepreneur in broadcasting and commercial development, and practiced in corporate litigation and tax for a major Wall Street firm.  She is the director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Telecommunications and Technology at California Western School of Law and has written extensively on privatization of telecommunications.  She served on President Clinton’s Transition Team for Science, Space and Technology, has been a Carnegie Scholar and taught the first distance learning class at an American law school.  She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Comparative Criminal Law and Practice: The Crime, The Confession, The Courtroom


Professor and London Summer School Director John Sonsteng

John O. Sonsteng

Professor John Sonsteng

Prior to teaching, Professor Sonsteng was an elected prosecuting attorney and served as president of the Minnesota County Attorneys’ Association and on the national board of the National District Attorneys’ Association. He has written numerous books and articles on effective advocacy, criminal law and procedure, and legal education reform. Professor Sonsteng was a Fulbright scholar, and he has lectured and taught throughout the United States and world. He received both his B.A. and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota.

New England Law | Boston

Professor Tigran W. Eldred

Professor Tigran W. Eldred

Professor Tigran W. Eldred

Tigran W. Eldred is an associate professor at New England Law | Boston, where he teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Defense Ethics, Evidence and Law and Ethics of Lawyering. Previously, he taught at New York University Law School, Hofstra University School of Law and Lewis & Clark Law School. Prior to teaching, he worked as a criminal defense attorney with the Legal Aid Society and Appellate Advocates, and as a human rights lawyer with Human Rights First. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Chief Judge James L. Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and was a Southern District pro se extern and litigation associate for Sullivan & Cromwell. Professor Eldred received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a senior editor of the Fordham Law Review. He has published articles in various law journals, including Hofstra Law Review, Rutgers Law Review, Kansas Law Review and West Virginia Law Review, among others.

British Faculty

University of Law

Experienced British faculty at the University of Law will join faculty from the U.S. to provide a variety of authentic perspectives in each course.